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  • The virus is apparently an electricity-based lifeform able to sustain itself indefinitely, yet it is "killed" when the ship it's in is turned off, or when the robot it's controlling is destroyed.
    • Power requirements. Running a "host" without external power is a Cast From Hit Points situation--the virus has a choice between going into hibernation or using itself up to keep the system going.
  • Also, why does the virus need us for spare parts if the far superior machine it eventually builds was made without our "help"?
    • Obviously, it cannibalised the organic parts it needed from its other robots.
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