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A Bit is a binary digit from Tron is represented by a white polyhedral shape that is a compound of dodecahedron and icosahedron.



It was only capable of providing yes or no answers to any question. Despite this, it still managed to convey emotion and other levels of complexity.

Physically, Bit was represented within the movie by a blue polyhedral shape that morphed between the compound of dodecahedron and icosahedron and the small triambic icosahedron (the first stellation of the icosahedron). When "at rest" this shape was constantly shifting. When the Bit announces the answer "yes" it briefly changes into a yellow octahedron, and when it announces "no" it changes into the 35th stellation of the icosahedron, colored red.

Bit appeared twice in the movie, once at the beginning of the movie as a companion to Flynn's hacking program CLU and later on as a companion to Flynn himself when he stole the Recognizer which CLU had earlier destroyed.

Bit was originally to have a more extensive role in the film, but it was cut to just two minutes due to scheduling reasons. Despite this, the co-creators of Max Headroom, in their book Creative Computer Graphics, called it "one of the most memorable characters in the film." At the time of the film's release, the character represented an innovative use of computer graphics techniques such as vector graphics and morphing.

Tron: Legacy

Kevin Flynn had gold and silver decorations that resembled Bit in his home.

Tron: Uprising

Able has a Bit in his office, which agrees that Zed is an idiot.


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Movies and shows: Tron | Tron: Legacy | Tron: Uprising | Tron: Ascension
Video Games: Tron (video game) | Tron: Deadly Discs | Tron: Solar Sailer | Tron: Maze-a-Tron | Disney Universe | Tron: Evolution | Tron: Evolution - Battle Grids | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition | Tron 2.0 | Adventures of Tron | Discs of Tron | Space Paranoids | Armagetron Advanced | BeamWars | GLtron | TRON Run/r
Music: Tron: Legacy (soundtrack) | Derezzed

Disney Parks

TRON Lightcycle Power Run | TRON Realm, Chevrolet Digital Challenge
Entertainment: ElecTRONica | World of Color
Halloween: Tomorrowland Party Zone


Able | Abraxas | Ada | Alan Bradley | Anon | Bartik | Beck | Bit | Black Guard | Bodhi | Castor | Cutler | CLU | CLU 2.0 | Crom | Cyrus | Daft Punk | Dumont | Dyson | Ed Dillinger | Edward Dillinger, Jr. | Gage | Galt | Gem | Gorn | Hopper | ISO | Jarvis | Keller | Kevin Flynn | Kobol | Link | Lomox | Lora Baines | Lux | Mara | Master Control Program (MCP) | Moog | Paige | Pavel | Perl | Program | Quorra | Ram | Red Guard | Rinzler | Rox | Sam Flynn | Commander Sark | Shaw | Tesler | Tron | Yori | Zed


"Beck's Beginning" | "The Renegade" | "Blackout" | "Identity" | "Isolated" | "Price of Power" | "The Reward" | "Scars" | "Grounded" | "We Both Know How This Ends" | "The Stranger" | "Tagged" | "State of Mind" | "Welcome Home" | "Rendezvous" | "No Bounds" | "Terminal"


Center City | Flynn's Arcade | Input/Output Tower | End of Line Club | The Grid | Argon City | Flynn's Safehouse


Vehicles: Light Cycles | Recognizer | Rectifier | Battle Tank | Sark's Aircraft Carrier | Light Runner | Light Fighter | Solar Sailer | Throne Ship | Grid Limo | Military Vehicle | Light Speedster | List of Tron Vehicles
Weapons: Identity Disc | Baton | List of Tron Weapons

See Also

Tron (disambiguation)  | Derez | ENCOM | Flynn Lives

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