nem·e·sis / ˈneməsis/ • n. (pl. -ses / -ˌsēz/ ) (usu. one's nemesis) the inescapable or implacable agent of someone's or something's downfall: the balance beam was the team's nemesis, as two gymnasts fell from the apparatus. ∎ a downfall caused by such an agent: one risks nemesis by uttering such words. ∎ (often Nemesis) retributive justice: nemesis is notoriously slow.
Nemesis ★½ 1993 (R)
Futuristic thriller that combines cybernetics and cyborgs in post-nuclear Los Angeles. Gruner plays a human (although he's mostly composed of mechanical replacement parts) in a world overwrought with system cowboys, information terrorists, bio-enhanced gangsters, and cyborg outlaws. Film's biggest flaw is the extremely confusing script that makes no attempt at logic whatsoever. Special visual effects are good despite the obviously low f/x budget. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Olivier Gruner, Tim Thomerson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Merle Kennedy, Yuji Okumoto, Marjorie Monaghan, Nicholas Guest, Vincent Klyn; D: Albert Pyun; W: Rebecca Charles; C: George Mooradian; M: Michel Rubini.
Nem·e·sis / ˈneməsis/ Greek Mythol. a goddess usually portrayed as the agent of divine punishment for wrongdoing or presumption (hubris).