|Franchise||2001: A Space Odyssey|
|Vehicles and/or Gadgets||None|
|Residence||Discovery One Spacecraft|
H.A.L. 9000 (or Hal for short) is a fictional character in Arthur C. Clarke's Space Odyssey series. The primary antagonist of 2001: A Space Odyssey, H.A.L. (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is a sentient computer (or artificial general intelligence) that controls the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft and interacts with the ship's astronaut crew. H.A.L.'s exterior physical form is not depicted, though it is visually represented as a red television camera eye located on equipment panels throughout the ship, and its interior in the scene where his advanced memory modules are disconnected. H.A.L. 9000 is voiced by Douglas Rain in the two film adaptations of the Space Odyssey series, and in a short film was voiced by Andrew Stanton. H.A.L. speaks in a soft, calm voice and a conversational manner, in contrast to the crewmen, David Bowman and Frank Poole, who speak tersely and with little emotional inflection.
- Throughout the films, he has been voiced by Douglas Rain and Andrew Stanton. It is unknown whether one of them reprised their role in the game.