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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.


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 gray-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 gray bars that are joined by a black and yellow ball joint. His lower body is a black open cube with a gray inside and a ball joint connecting it to his back.



After Dr. Eggman disappeared following the Eggman 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]


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]


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]

All or Nothing

Cubot witnessed Starline invite the Deadly Six onto the Faceship and watched how they managed to quickly overthrow the platypus and Eggman. He and Orbot soon received a message from Rouge, who had sneaked into the Faceship days earlier; Rouge requested for Cubot and Orbot to pretend that they were happy to now serve the Deadly Six so that she could coordinate with Orbot to spy on their deployments and coordinate a counterattack. Zavok continued to ask several questions about Eggman's whereabouts. When he questioned Orbot about what Angel Island was, Cubot interrupted and lied that there was a problem down in the Metal Virus factory. After Zavok left to deal with the alert, Rouge came down and told the two robots to send Amy the latest coordinates so that they could attack immediately. After Orbot asked how she would get the Chaos Emerald from Zavok, she stated that she was still weighing her options and requested that they continue to play along.[9][10]

Orbot and Cubot abandon ship, from Sonic the Hedgehog #28.

Soon enough, when the Faceship arrived at Angel Island, Rouge discreetly removed the white Chaos Emerald from Eggman's throne, depowering the ship. She revealed herself to Zavok and then told Cubot and Orbot to tuck and roll as the Faceship fell downward into the ocean. The two robots managed to survive the crash and stayed still on the land that was close down below. After both Sonic and Metal Sonic were pushed to the ground by Giant Zavok's breath, Cubot warmly greeted their nemesis while Orbot took notice of his infection and advised him to run away from the approaching Zombots.[11][12]

Out of the Blue

A short while after Super Sonic and Super Silver undid the effects of the Metal Virus, Cubot and Orbot were found by Gemerl. After Orbot had informed Eggman of this, he sent Metal Sonic to attack Gemerl by impaling him. Metal Sonic dodged shots from Whisper and dropped Gemerl's body in order to catch Cubot and Orbot and then fly to Eggman, who was escaping Angel Island in the Restoration's Rescue Shuttle. When they got onto the shuttle, Cubot did his best complimenting Eggman. The doctor told him that there was no need to suck up to him as crashing the Faceship was a necessary evil. Some time later, in Eggman's lab, Cubot played with jacks in the doctor's office. Eggman entered the room, startling the two robots, and ordered a report. While Orbot updated him, Cubot grabbed a mop. He soon asked why Eggman was not taking a vacation from his last venture, even requesting to go somewhere nice like the basement. Eggman stated that this was because he wanted to act quickly before Sonic inevitably stopped and noted the fact that he would be powerless against the hiding Deadly Six since he did not have the Cacophonic Conch. Additionally, Eggman had Starline to consider, as he did not know where he ended up. Cubot simply replied to this saying that he liked Starline and he smelled nice.[13][14]

Test Run!

Cubot and Orbot creating new Quasi-Badniks, from Sonic the Hedgehog #39.

Cubot later got stationed in an Eggman Empire tower that served as a testing facility for Dr. Eggman's various robotic creations with Orbot. While working at the computers however, Cubot and Orbot discovered that Sonic, Tails, and Amy had entered test chambers one and two. Terrified, Cubot and Orbot contacted Eggman and reported the heroes' intrusion to him. However, instead of being yelled at as they had been expecting, Eggman was happy with this turn of events and stepped in to take control of the situation.[15] Cubot and Orbot proceeded afterward with creating new Quasi-Badniks until they were bound by Tangle. Tangle then began interrogating the duo to find out which portal in the facility she could use to find Sonic, Tails and Amy. During the interrogation, Cubot almost fell for Tangle's mind games, but Orbot kept him from telling her anything. They also wondered if Tangle's accomplish, Belle, was a Badnik. Eventually, however, Tangle forced a response out of Cubot and Orbot, which gave her the information she needed.[16]

Following Tangle's departure into the test chambers, after Belle had snapped at Orbot for trying to inquire her, Cubot and Orbot would tell Belle about their relation to Eggman when she asked them about it. When Belle then took a call for Cubot and Orbot from Eggman on their tablet, Cubot and Orbot witnessed Belle's emotional breakdown upon hearing Eggman's personal reasons for creating his tower. However, Cubot was not surprised by Eggman's actions. Cubot then saw the test chamber portal had begun to spew energy, which was a sign that the tower would soon implode. When Tangle later returned to the tower with Sonic, Tails and Amy, Cubot got pulled along by Tangle when she and everybody else got taken to the Tornado by Sonic. The group then proceeded to escape the tower, just before it imploded. The gang then wondered what to do with Cubot and Orbot, who were open to being thrown off so that they could take a vacation. With the heroes approving of this, Cubot and Orbot jumped into the ocean and were left to float on their own.[17]

Imposter Syndrome

Cubot and Orbot under Dr. Starline's control, from Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #4.

Arriving in Eggtropolis much later, Cubot and Orbot tried sneaking inside in hopes that Eggman had not taken notice of their absence, with Cubot uncertain of what Eggman would do if he had. Unfortunately, Eggman saw them arrive and began questioning them. Cubot tried to come clean, but Orbot had him be quiet while he made up a lie. Fortunately, Eggman did not care and so had the pair hook up to the Eggnet in order to give him a sitrep about an attack on Eggtropolis committed apparently by Sonic and Tails. However, Cubot and his cohorts soon learned that Surge the Tenrec and Kitsunami the Fennec were actually the ones attacking the city. As Eggman later began raging over how the pair took down Metal Sonic, Cubot brought Dr. Starline's login into the servers to Eggman's attention. Soon after, Starline took control of Cubot and Eggman's other robots across the world with an override code. As Cubot and Orbot prepared to apprehend Eggman, the pair got squashed into their compact forms by Eggman, who escaped into the Memorial Garage. Afterward, when Cubot had welcomed Starline into his seat of power in Eggtropolis, Starline took notice of his compressed state. After he and Orbot had explained what Eggman had done, Starline was sure that he posed no threat.[18]


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] He similarly also easily falls victim to reverse psychology.[16]

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]



Orbot is the partner of Cubot. Due to Cubot being the less bright member of this pair, Orbot often has to explain certain things to him or keep him from revealing sensitive information to their enemies.[16]

Dr. Eggman

Dr. Eggman is Cubot's boss and creator. As one of his aide robots, Cubot obediently follows Eggman's every order, although he is quite fearful of Eggman's wrath.[15] In addition, while Orbot is loyal towards Dr. Eggman and waits on him hand and foot, the doctor tends to prey upon his emotions and verbally abuses him with threats of dismantling him.[5] Cubot also serves Eggman as one of his head assistants on some of his projects, although he mainly cooks, cleans and make coffee for him.[15][16][17]

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 kindness and affection instead.[5]




See also


  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.


  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 5.3 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"
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog #29, "All or Nothing, Part 4"
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"
  14. Sonic the Hedgehog #31, "Recovery, Part 1"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #38, "Test Run, Part 2"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #39, "Test Run, Part 3"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #40, "Test Run, Part 4"
  18. Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #4, story one

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