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Encyclopedia > Dr. Robotnik (Archie character)

Dr. Robotnik is the primary villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. In the Archie Comics continuity, as presented in the comic book series Sonic the Hedgehog, the name "Dr. Robotnik" in fact refers to two separate versions of the character. The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th anniversary issue published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ...


The first version (Robotnik Prime) conquered most of Sonic's home planet of Planet Mobius and was an enemy of Sonic for many years. He was apparently killed by his own weapon in a climatic battle with Sonic. Some time later his role as Sonic's nemesis was taken over by another version of Robotnik (now known by the more common moniker of Dr. Eggman), from an alternate reality. Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Fleetway (UK) , and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as SatAM... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...

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Ivo Robotnik/Robotnik Prime

Dr. Robotnik


Robotnik Prime with his loyal pet, Cluck Image File history File links 06273e13. ...

Publisher Archie Comics
First appearance Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) (As Robotnik)
Sonic the Hedgehog (mini-series) issue #0 (As the comic version of Robotnik)
Created by Sega
Characteristics
Alter ego Julian Kintobor
Affiliations Kingdom of Acorn, Snively Kintobor
Abilities
  • Genius level intellect
  • Commands a legion of unquestioningly loyal robots
  • Super-strong Prosthetic mechanical arm w/ built-in force field and laser cannon

The character of Dr. Robotnik initially used in the Archie Comics series was based on the version that had appeared in the Saturday morning cartoon, Sonic the Hedgehog. Information specifically about the SatAM Robotnik can be found here. As the comic series progressed, more details were added to the character's background. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th anniversary issue published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... A genius is a person of great intelligence. ... A United States soldier demonstrates Foosball with two prosthetic limbs In medicine, a prosthesis is an artificial extension that replaces a missing part of the body. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Dr. Robotnik is a video game character and villain from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games. ...


Early Life and Rise to Power

In the Archie Comics Sonic Universe, Dr. Robotnik begins his existence as Julian Kintobor of the House of Ivo, the son of a human-like Overlander and a human from the city of Megalopolis ("Kintobor" is Robotnik spelled backwards). He studied under the genius scientist, Dr. Nate Morgan for an extended period of time. Once his mentor passed unto him everything he knew, Julian conspired against Morgan and had him banished. During the breakout of the Great War between the animal-like Mobians and humanoid Overlanders, Julian worked as a high-profile weapons engineer for the Overlander armies, brainstorming the most sophisticated military hardware in history. Due to his engineering prowess, the Overlanders nearly pushed their Mobian adversaries to the brink of defeat. However, Julian's methods were put into question when it was revealed that he utilized live Overlander test subjects to evaluate his destructive brainchildren. He was tried in court by his brother Colin in response to this revelation, and was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment. The court rulings did not bode well with his plans for the future; and he eventually escaped confinement. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ...


After barely evading law enforcement officers, Julian made it to the Mobian border and found himself welcomed by the Kingdom of Acorn. Swearing allegiance to the Kingdom, he vowed to contribute his inside knowledge on their enemy. The Kingdom of Acorn was ruled by a Royal Family, with an individual given the title "Warlord" overseeing most military matters. The Warlord at the time of Julian's arrival was Warlord Kodos, and he tried to take Julian under his wing in a plot to overthrow King Maximillian and rule. Kodos planned to stage a coup and send his enemies, such as King Maximillian, to the Zone of Silence. Julian liked the idea of conquering the Kingdom, but decided he didn't want to share power. Instead he tricked Kodos and banished the Warlord to Zone of Silence. After Kodos "disappeared", Julian assumed the mantle of Warlord.


After defeating the Overlanders in the Great War, Warlord Julian (like his SatAM counterpart) used Charles' invention, the roboticizer, to his own twisted ends. After sabotaging it to turn Sonic's father Jules into a drone, he secretly had Sonic's mother, Bernie, roboticized. Bernie's roboticization was blamed on a lab accident, and soon Tails' father Amadeus was likewise turned into a robot. Julian's plotting culminated with a successful coup to usurp power over all royal territories. Changing his name from Dr. Julian Ivo Kintobor to Dr. Ivo Robotnik, he transfigured the once beautiful capital city of Mobotropolis into an industrial wasteland he dubbed Robotropolis. Once his power over the Mobian regions was secure, the tyrant then focused his attention on consolidating the rest of the planet. Soon enough, he had nearly all of inhabited Mobius under his thumb; only a select few locations were kept hidden and protected from his all-encompassing power. He would continue to rule Mobius with an iron fist, with his loyal robotic henchmen and his wayward nephew, Snively. As time went on, Robotnik disseminated various regional governors across the planet called "Underbosses" to enforce his will and to lead campaigns against local dissenters. In the SatAM, Archie comics (which followed on from SatAM) and Sonic Underground continuities of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, Mobotropolis is the capital city of the planet Mobius. ...


Decline and Fall

With the Overlanders forced into hiding by Robotnik's armies of SWATbots, his reign continued to last undisputed. Things changed however, when he found resistance in the form of burgeoning rebel cells calling themselves "Freedom Fighters", particularly in the Knothole group led by the King's daughter Princess Sally, and championed by a now grown Sonic the Hedgehog. He continually attempted to crush the resistance for 50 issues, until the four-issue "EndGame" story, where, in addition to trying to have Sally killed and Sonic framed for the murder, Robotnik infiltrated Knothole using a robot clone of King Acorn. With Knothole's location known, the unthinkable transpired as Robotnik arrived at the Freedom's Fighters' doorstep and held them at gunpoint. Rather than kill all of them immediately, Robotnik preferred to use Knothole as ground zero for a new weapon called the "Ultimate Annihilator" (re-dubbed in later issues as the "Ultimate Nullifier"), a satellite weapon capable of warping reality itself. Decisive victory was at hand; Robotnik 'erased' Knothole from existence before Sonic could confront him, and it appeared as if hope was lost. An enraged Sonic attacked Robotnik as the Ultimate Nullifier backfired, tearing the sparring advasaries apart atom by atom. Unfortunately for Robotnik, Snively had tampered with the Nullifier and programmed it to only affect him; While Sonic and Knothole re-emerged unharmed, Robotnik remained vaporized by his own weapon.


Beyond Death

Robotnik's displaced molecules recombined temporarily with the help of Knuckles' new reality-warping abilities and a device invented by Robo-Robotnik (a version of Robotnik who had come from a different reality, and had taken Robotnik's place). The reborn Robotnik soon formulated a plot with Robo-Robotnik to reverse the process as a way to destroy Sonic and his comrades. Robotnik tricked his former enemies in Knothole Village into thinking Robo-Robotnik had resurrected him in order to steal his memories, and that he had escaped in hopes of allying with Sonic. King Acorn went along with the scheme but it was revealed that the Freedom Fighters only granted him amnesty in an attempt to sabotoge the device that had brought him back. His return was cut short in a quarrel with Robo-Robotnik after it was determined that his existence on this plane of reality was limited. Unfortunately for Robotnik, the machine was since destroyed. Nevertheless, that does not mean the dreaded despot will be gone for good.


Recent developments in the comic have revealed a new villain tentatively titled "Anonymous" who manipulates events behind the scenes with access to older Robotnik technology. It has been stated that he is around Robotnik's height, and his silhouette looks markedly like Robotnik Prime. Recent developments have revealed that Anonymous is A.D.A.M., Robo-Robotnik's rogue sentient computer virus. The lead writer has since revealed that the reason Robotnik Prime's image was used to depict Anonymous in past issues was due to the fact that he was in fact originally going to turn out to be the original Robotnik.


Robotnik's name is a reversal of his family's surname (Kintobor → Robotnik). After conquering Mobius he adopted the sinister moniker of "Robotnik" to differentiate himself from his past. He has several relatives — Snively, his nephew, being one of them. There is also his brother, Colin (who was roboticized and then later destroyed), and Snively's half-sister, Hope Kintobor. Finally, from Station Square, there is his deceased grandfather and cousin, Gerald and Maria Kintobor — just as in the games. Hope greatly resembles Maria, and currently lives with the Freedom Fighters in the newly christened Kingdom of Knothole.


Robo-Robotnik/Eggman

Dr. Eggman (Robo-Robotnik)


Robo-Robotnik before his 'Upgrade' to Eggman Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Publisher Archie Comics
First appearance Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) (As Robotnik)
Sonic the Hedgehog issue #19 (As Robo-Robotnik)
Created by Sega (as Eggman/Robotnik),
Archie Comics Robo-Robotnik variant
Characteristics
Alter ego Ivo Robotnik
Affiliations Eggman Empire, Snively Kintobor
Abilities

Current form:
Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that launched the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Snively Robotnik is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...

  • Genius level intellect
  • Commands a legion of unquestioningly loyal robots

In robot form:
A genius is a person of great intelligence. ...

  • Near-immortality (could survive any injury, either through repair or by transferring digital mind into another robotic shell)
  • Formerly able to roboticize by touch.

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Origin and Coming to Mobius-Prime

Years prior to the "EndGame" storyline, a Robotnik from another universe appeared, calling himself "Robo-Robotnik." In this universe, Robotnik succeeded in crushing the Freedom Fighters, along with as the royal family, essentially conquering Mobius. However, rather than kill Sonic and his cohorts once he captured them, Robotnik transformed each into nightmarish cyborgs with half robotic/half biological faces ala the Terminator or Borg. This proved a costly mistake when the cyborg Freedom Fighters retained their sentience and rampaged through Robotropolis. In a last ditch effort to save himself, Robotnik subjected himself to his own roboticization process, emerging as a more powerful (and far more evil) version of himself. This new Robotnik was so fearsome that the Cyber-Sonic fled his reality to seek help from Sonic of Mobius Prime (the main reality of the books, where Sonic lives). The term cyborg, a portmanteau of cybernetic organism, is used to designate a creature which is a mixture of organic and mechanical parts. ... The T-800 was a cyborg, programmed to kill, in the fictional universe of the Terminator movies. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Self-consciousness. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


In addition to using a variation of SWATBots known as Shadow Bots (hulking SWATbots that are shiny and black, to mirror Robo-Robotnik's appearance), Robotnik sought a legendary giant robot called the Giant Borg. He succeeded in piloting the robot himself and tearing through the Freedom Fighters, until he was struck down by the force of thousands of multi-dimensional Sonics, each arriving from their own reality to pummel the Borg to pieces. The destruction of his weapon seemingly destroyed him, leaving him nothing more than a severed robot head — or so everyone thought. Robo-Robotnik would live on, transferring his digital consciousness to a space station, where he remained in a stasis for many years.


It was sometime during this exile that the Dr. Robotnik of Mobius Prime was seemingly vaporized by his creation, E.V.E. Robotnik was actually sent to the alternate reality of Robo-Robotnik, where he met his alternate self onboard the space station. This meeting inspired Robo-Robotnik, who decided to "get back in the game" as it were, and after assisting Robotnik in returning home, he later followed him to Mobius Prime. Feeling dissatisfied with his victory in his universe (which had left Mobius a smoldering wasteland), Robo-Robotnik decided to take advantage of the death of his "other self", and seize control of the remnants of Robotnik-Prime's empire. After conspiring from the shadows for several issues, Robo-Robotnik--wearing a skin disguise to fool everyone into thinking he was Robotnik back from the dead--eventually revealed himself after summoning all the Robians on Mobius (still vulnerable to his control) and taking them to his orbital platform in space. He then lured Sonic and the rest of the freedom fighters to the satellite to entrap them, which more or less worked; Sonic fought Robotnik on an assembly line, which ended with Robotnik being doused with acid, removing his disguise and exposing his deception.


The scheme to kill Sonic failed, though he succeeded in re-conquering Robotropolis and keeping most of the Robians under his command (though he would later lose them). The Freedom Fighters enlisted the help of Snively to blow up the orbital platform with Robo-Robotnik in it; His body destroyed, Robo-Robotnik uploaded his mind into a new robot shell back on Mobius (a design based on his character model in the Sonic Adventure video game). With his new body he took on a new name: Eggman (although he would still be called Robotnik at times in the story, to help readers get used to the changes). While in this form, he also briefly had the ability to roboticize others by touch, similar to the Midas Touch. If the victim was unwilling to be roboticized, however, they would be rendered little more than a metallic statue instead, a fate shared by Nate Morgan and several other Overlanders. Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Midas was a character in Greek mythology, who is most recognized for his ability to turn anything he touched into gold. ...


The series continued, and he lost his robotic body numerous times, each time simply rebuilding himself. He later found himself, Snively (who had by that point been roboticized), Sonic, and Tails captured by an alien race known as the Bem. Eggman and Snively were transformed back into flesh and blood, and forced to battle for their lives against a roboticized Sonic and Tails in order to prove whether or not flesh was superior to metal. They were returned to Mobius without being changed back, and have remained that way ever since, unable to re-roboticize themselves (due to an after-effect of the Bem's deroboticizer).


After the Bem

Eggman holding the head of his Robo-Robotnik form

Not long after this, Mobius was attacked by another alien race: The Xorda. The Xorda had attacked Mobius in the ancient past when the planet was still known as "Earth", and had thought all life had been wiped out. Upon finding out that life still existed on the planet, they attacked again, leaving behind a device intended to destroy the entire world. Sonic successfully prevented this from happening, but was lost in space in the process, and was believed to be dead by all of Mobius. This granted Eggman the opportunity to spread his power base, and conquered small portions of Mobius, thereby creating the "Eggman Empire." His robot legions are controlled by a sentient computer named A.D.A.M. (short for Autonomous Digital Assault Microbe), and he has a robotic "daughter" named Mecha (or "M" for short). He also changed his main base of operations from the nuclear wasteland of Robotropolis (after being tricked into lowering the shields, nuclear missiles infiltrated the city and irradiated the area) to New Megapolis. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (320x670, 139 KB) Summary From Sonic 108, art by Ken Penders Licensing This image is a single panel from a comic strip or the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (320x670, 139 KB) Summary From Sonic 108, art by Ken Penders Licensing This image is a single panel from a comic strip or the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely... In the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities, there are several instances where the characters encounter extraterrestrial life. ... A.D.A.M. is a fictional artificial intelligence and antagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ...


Eggman has supposedly taken the original Robotnik's place on Mobius Prime for the time being, but his power over Mobius has diminished to significantly less than that of the world's former autocrat. As time has progressed, he has taken on more traits from his games counterpart. Some debate remains over which incarnation of Robotnik is superior, and some have cited that Robo-Robotnik has been unable to maintain his power and empire as well as his predecessor. However, the fact that Eggman has since devastated his own world and had to deal with a growing number of obstacles and threats to his power on this "new Mobius" (including mutinous acts by his own 'son') should not be discounted. Most recently, he has been massing his forces for an apparent large-scale offensive against his enemies, including the formation of an Egg Fleet that appears to be a carbon copy of the armada seen in Sonic Heroes. The Egg Fleet was a formidable fleet of flying ships resembling marine life in the video game Sonic Heroes from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Other Archie Incarnations of Robotnik

As with other characters in the comics, Robotnik had several other dimenisonal counterparts. In addition the two main versions of Robotnik that he has fought, the Archie version of Sonic has encountered other versions of Robotnik as well.


Mayor Julian Kintobor

This Robotnik is from a zone (another universe) where all of the freedom fighters and mobians (except the overlanders) are Godzilla like monsters. He is a kindly mayor who accidentally turned the inhabitants of the Island of Knothole into monsters while experimenting on the Chaos Emeralds. He started asking Sonic questions about his zone when he showed up. Sonic procceded to tell him about his zone's Robotnik betrayed everyone and conquered his world. Julian procceded to appologize to which Sonic said, "Don't be. He's not." His apperance is like Eggman's except its main color is white with red going down his arms. He also has a yellow cape. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Short for Knothole Village in the beloved series, Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Anti-Robotnik/Julian Kintobor

Hailing from the universe of the Anti-Sonic "Scourge the Hedgehog", this version of Robotnik, Julian Kintobor, is as heroic as Scourge is evil, and attempts to foil the evil plans of the Anti-Freedom Fighters while also working as a kindly veterinarian. Scourge the Hedgehog (originally known as Evil Sonic) is a recurring villain found only in the Archie Comics series. ... The Anti-Freedom Fighters are an organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Look up veterinarian in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Ivana Robotnik

A female version from a Mobius based on Sailor Moon, Ivana Robotnik. Ivana appeared on Mobius Prime intending to turn Sonic into a monster. However, she was stopped by an alliance of Sonic, her nemesis Sally Moon, and Sally's boyfriend Tuxedo Knux. Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ...


 
 

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