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What was that mechanical contraption in the cave?


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In the final scenes, when Hidalgo's widow is shouting at the miners from one of the caves, we can see a mechanical-looking contraption behind her.
I kind of wondered whether it was supposed to be an electric chair of some sort that Molloch had used to torture prisoners there. But that would have made no sense -- it would have been too wildly coincidental for Molloch to have been operating a torture chamber there, in the middle of nowhere.

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It was a generator, likely used for powering mining equipment.

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