The Stewards are the police force of the BNL Starliner Axiom. They try to keep things in order aboard the ship. After WALL-E accidentally freed the malfunctioning robots from the Repair Ward, they chased after the "rogue robots". They considered WALL-E and EVE rogues as well.
Later, AUTO summoned over 40 available Stewards from their Kiosks to stop EVE and WALL-E from placing the plant in the Axiom's holo-detector. One gets destroyed by EVE with a hit to his stomach. Others are electrocuted, sneezed on, and others. Most of them get destroyed by freed and malfunctioning HAN-S.
However, not all of the Stewards were destroyed. When EVE broke out from the garbage disposal with M-O and WALL-E, they encountered a single Steward who was scared off by EVE and hid in a closet after taking a new picture of them. During the credits, a Steward (that could have been the one in the closet) was seen helping the other robots rebuild the city after the Axiom returned to Earth, likely implying that he had a change of heart, or that the ones who remained loyal to AUTO were destroyed or all of them were reprogrammed by the other robots or the crewmen.
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- The Steward's first appearance is in Buy N Large's holographic videos at the beginning of the film. When Shelby speaks 'with our all-access hoverchairs...' a Steward is seen hovering to the right.
- The Stewards are the only Wall-E antagonists to be redeemed at the end of the film; AUTO was deactivated for good and GO-4 fell to its destruction upon being accidentally knocked off the captain's quarters.
- The Stewards have about two and a half minutes of film screen time. On the contrary, most of the official Wall-E games give them much more attention. Some of the games' missions are to destroy the Stewards.
- Despite their intimidating appearance to the Axiom's bots, they truly pose no real threat. Their weapons don't provide them with much power. They are easily be evaded considering their height and lack of an ability to fly. In fact, the director (Andrew Stanton) calls them 'benign' from the commentary of the deleted scene 'Docking'.
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