- For the version of this character after the Super Genesis Wave, see Burrobot (Archie).
The Burrobot (created 3235) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a mole-based Badnik variant created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik for excavation work, and one of his Classic Badniks.
Early models of the Burrobot created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik have blue bodies consisting of a round torso and a large yellow head each with round white eyes and black pupils and a large gray cone-shaped drill bit for a nose. On their heads they wear a red hard hat. Their round shoulders are yellow and red, and their two arms are gray with round yellow hands that each consist of three gray sharp fingers. As legs, they have tracked wheels on each side of their bodies, which runs between two wheels; one is small and one is bigger.
Later models of the Burrobot created by Dr. Eggman could be seen in the Skull Egg Zone. They have a blue body consisting of a round torso and a large head with round white eyes and black pupils, grey disks for ear pieces and a large grey cone-shaped drill bit for a nose. On their head they wear a yellow hard hat. Their chest is grey, their shoulders are yellow and round, and their two arms are grey with three sharp fingers on each hand. As legs, they have tracked wheels on each side, which runs between two wheels; one is small and one is bigger.
Burrobot was first seen underground guarding one of the Freedom Emeralds that Dr. Robotnik had acquired. When Sonic the Hedgehog fell into his lair after being tricked by a SWATbot, Burrobot noticed him attacked. Sonic kept Burrobot away by running in circles causing him to become dizzy and drop the emerald.
Burrobot was later instructed to plant Krudzu seeds in the Great Forest to root out the Knothole Freedom Fighters, but the plant-short circuited in a thunder storm, and Burrobot was thrown in a robot disposer.
Later, Burrobot was enlarged in an attempt to destroy the Knothole Freedom Fighters. Burrobot almost ran over Sonic, but Bunnie Rabbot pulled him under the tree stump just in time, and tossed Burrobot upside down. While Burrobot was trying to turn himself upright, Sonic dug a deep fissure around the Burrobot, whose weight caused the trench to collapse on itself, burying the Burrobot but not himself.
A normal sized Burrobot was used in an assault at a former park turned into a toxic dump. Burrobot tried to drill Tails and accidentally stuck its nose into a barrel of acid. He was later part of an invasion to stop Sonic and Sally's wedding, before Robtnik realized that it was only a play. He was not seen until later when Sonic went to look for Nack the Weasel in the Robo Hobo Jungle. Burrobot was one of the many badniks that attacked sonic, but was beaten again.
Island of Misfit Badniks
Burrobot was not seen again until Sonic decided to visit the Island of Misfit Badniks. Like the other Badniks, he was smashed to pieces. Eventually, Pseudo-Sonic arrived and decided to settle his fight with a "Bighorn Challenge." The vibration that they created sunk the island with the badniks still on it. When they tried to repair Pseudo-Sonic, Burrobot discovered a Ratio Redoubler, similar to the one that made an older Burrobot a giant. They tried using it to enlarge Pseudo-Sonic, but the Forty Fathom Freedom Fighters interfered, and Burrobot had to finish repairs himself. He succeeded, but when Pseudo-Sonic awoke he knocked away all the badniks and the Freedom Fighters before Big Fluke smashed everyone, including Burrobot, into a cube.
In the reality created by Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily with the second Genesis Wave, the Burrobots were created by and serving under Dr. Eggman. In this time, a Burrobot got into the Skull Egg Zone dimension where it came across a Mettaur-Chao and fought it.
- Note: From this point, the Burrobots' history continues from their new life in the altered timeline.
Powers and abilities
The Burrobots' specialty is digging with their drill-nose. One model also demonstrated the ability to shoot energy beams from their palms.
- Burrobot is based on the like-named badnik that debuted in the original Genesis and Game Gear video game Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Sonic the Hedgehog "#2, "A Crowning Achievement"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #1, "Meet Me at the Corner of Hedgehog & Vine!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #3, "Rabbot Deployment!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Uncle Chuck's Treasure!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Wedding Bell Blues!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #40, "Court-martial"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #170, "The Island of Misfit Badniks!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #185, "Misfit Badniks: The Soggy, Salty Sequel"
- Sonic Universe #53, "When Worlds Collide Part Eight: Liberation"