- For the device in Sonic Underground, see De-Roboticizer (Sonic Underground). For the device in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series, see De-Roboticizer (SatAM).
A De-Roboticizer is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a counterpart device to a Roboticizer. Its function is to reverse the process of Roboticization, converting Robians back into their original organic forms.
In 3235, a portable De-Roboticizer was being delivered to Dr. Robotnik in one of his Hovercrafts, but was taken by Sonic the Hedgehog when he and Dulcy made the Hovercraft transporting it crash. With it only having enough energy to be used one time, the Knothole Freedom Fighters made it a part of their plan to let Sally infiltrate and sabotage Robotnik's headquarters as one of his Robian slaves by using a Neuro-Overrider, and then use the De-Roboticizer to return Sally to normal. When that plan failed, Dulcy used the De-Roboticizer to return Mecha Sally to normal before she could roboticize the Knothole Freedom Fighters.
Another De-Roboticizer was created by the Bem scientist Ceneca 9009. This De-Roboticizer functioned similarly to Dr. Robotnik's Roboticizer in that it could both convert mechanical beings into organic and organic beings into mechanical. It was invented after fifty years of research to help the mechanical people of Biotex become organic again, but it led to the inhabitants of that planet dying from their planet's toxic atmosphere. Because of that, the De-Roboticizer was outlawed. Several thousand cycles later, despite the law, Ceneca 9009 used the DeRoboticizer to restore Amadeus Prower to normal. Later on, the De-Roboticizer was used again, this time to transform Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails into robots to confront Doctor Eggman and Snively, who had been converted back into organic forms, to experiment whether or not all Mobians were required to be roboticized. Against the Bem High Council's decision, the De-Roboticizer was employed by Ceneca 9009 to restore all Robians to normal, with the exception of Jules Hedgehog, Bunnie Rabbot, and the Mobian Dragons. It also made all Mobians immune to the effects of the Roboticizer.
- Sonic the Hedgehog #29, "Steel-belted Sally".
- Sonic the Hedgehog #129, "Tossed in Space, Part 7 - Welcome to Wheelworld".
- Sonic the Hedgehog #118, "Robotnik's Return".
- Sonic the Hedgehog #123, "The Last Robian".
- Sonic the Hedgehog #155, "The Price of Flames - Part One".
- Sonic the Hedgehog #156, "The Price of Flames - Part Two".