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Cubot is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. He is a robot built by Dr. Eggman, and is one of the doctor's aide robots.

Appearance

Cubot is a diminutive robot, but slightly taller than Orbot. He has a black square head with a flatten, yet wider yellow square cap on top and a larger black square on the bottom, the latter which resembles a jaw. His jaw can separate from his head to reveal a light blue cover resembling a mouth. He also has two grey-framed and pupil-less light blue eyes. His chest consists of a smaller yellow cube and he has yellow gloves for hands. His arms and back consist each of two thin grey bars that are joined by a black and yellow ball joint. His lower body is a black open cube with a grey inside and a ball joint connecting it to his back.

History

Past

After Dr. Eggman disappeared following the Resistance-Eggman Empire war, Cubot welcomed Neo Metal Sonic as the new head of the Eggman Empire until further notice.[2]

At some point after Dr. Eggman disappeared, Cubot and Orbot were discovered in Eggman's last known lab by the Chaotix, who were tracking Eggman. Although the two robots were cooperative when the Chaotix interrogated them, they knew nothing about Eggman's whereabouts.[3]

Fallout

Orbot reassures Neo

Cubot behind Orbot, who is speaking with Neo Metal Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog #2.

In a secret base, Cubot and Orbot met up with Neo Metal Sonic, who was currently controlling the Badnik hordes. There, Orbot revealed in his report that Sonic was heading towards Rough and Tumble, two skunks who terrified Cubot.[4]

The Fate of Dr. Eggman

Some time after, Cubot was cleaning up the base when Neo Metal Sonic decided to move onto the next phase of his plan.[1]

Battle For Angel Island

Later on, Cubot and Orbot joined Dr. Starline, Rough and Tumble in the Final Egg, where Starline sought to restore Dr. Eggman's memories after he lost them following the end of the Eggman War and became a reformed handyman. After three sessions however, Eggman showed no signs of returning to his previous personality. When Starline suggested a mental trigger, Cubot tried getting Eggman to threaten to dismantle him and Orbot. Eggman only dismissed this and affectionately hugged Cubot, declaring he would protect him. This left Cubot to wonder if Eggman actually gave an insult. Soon, the group was met by a badly damaged Metal Sonic. Upon seeing Metal Sonic, Eggman regained his memories. Eggman then ordered Cubot and Orbot to get him a change of clothes. Some time after, Cubot joined Eggman when he told Orbot to call up schematics on the Metal Virus which he wished to unleash on the world. When Cubot asked Eggman if he really wanted to go through with his plan, Eggman confirmed his decision.[5]

Infection

FaceshipLaunch

Cubot and Orbot preparing the Faceship's launch sequence, from Sonic the Hedgehog #16.

While assisting Dr. Eggman in preparing some backpacks loaded with the Metal Virus, Cubot was sent by Eggman to bring Rough and Tumble to the hangar. In the hangar, Rough would kick around Cubot until Eggman gave them the Metal Virus backpacks (which he said were "back-ups" to use against Sonic). After being helped back on his feet by Orbot, Cubot saw Eggman present the mercenaries with a tank to attack Sonic and Amy with in Echo Mine.[6] When the Faceship was later finished, Cubot and Orbot got onboard it with Dr. Eggman and Dr. Starline, where they launched the Faceship on Eggman's command.[7]

Crisis City

When Sonic came to Floral Forest Village in the midst of a Zombot outbreak, Eggman ordered the Zombots to pile up on him. Cubot would report, however, that the Zombots were not responding to his command.[8]

Personality

Unlike many of Eggman's robots, Cubot is not a mindless drone and possesses both a personality and emotions of his own. Described as a "dumb bot", Cubot is not especially bright.[3] As such, he tends to do rather dim-witted things, like getting easily rattled by terrifying subjects, playing with an enemy, or making himself a prime target for abuse in an attempt to help.[3][4][5]

Powers and abilities

Cubot has the ability to retract his body into a travel-sized cube.[6] He is also able to levitate and can move freely through midair.[3] He also has skills in cleaning.[1]

Relationships

Dr. Eggman

Dr. Eggman is Cubot's boss and creator. In contrast to Orbot's dislike of their master, Cubot likes Dr. Eggman in spite of how the doctor preys upon his emotions and verbally abuses him. Genuinely faithful towards Dr. Eggman, Cubot once encouraged an amnesiac Eggman to abuse him in order to help him remember who he was, only to get confused when he showed him affection instead.[5]

Friends/allies

Enemies

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Cubot's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #6, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman, Part 2"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Meet the New Boss"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman, Part 1"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout, Part 2"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #12, "The Cost of the Battle for Angel Island"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #15, "Patient Zero"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #16, "Infection"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"

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