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The Death Egg Robot (デスエッグロボ Desueggurobo?) is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is an alternate version of the Death Egg Robot from another dimension set in the recent past. Like its counterpart, it is Dr. Eggman's personal mech.



The Death Egg Robot, from Sonic Mania.

The classic depiction of the Death Egg Robot shows it as a humanoid mech whose head and torso come together in an indistinguishable egg shape. Its head and torso bear a great resemblance to Dr. Eggman, right down to his mustache and attire, but with a metallic grey scalp and a small antennas on the sides of its head. It also has yellow shoulders with red arrow marks on them, along with red and yellow arms with three spikes for fingers, a grey jetpack on the back, and thighs made of two grey spheres each. It also has large and armored red feet with kneecaps.

Modern depictions of the Death Egg Robot depict it as much taller than initially shown. While still similar to the original, its modern depiction has a sturdier chassis, what appear to be wheels installed in the feet, round shoulders, and a black and grey jetpack consisting of two rectangular cylinders. The antennas seen on the head of the original are also absent and the forearms appear to have been redesigned to be much bulkier to allow for the rotary spikes on their ends. Its lower chassis is also smaller and its legs are shorter.

Powers and abilities

The Death Egg Robot is a massive powerhouse, but is incredibly slow. Its thick chassis makes it nearly impervious to attacks (even bombs can only stun it temporarily) and it has enough physical strength to jump despite its massive frame and smash metal like paper. With its jetpack, it is capable of flight as well. It can also launch its hands telescopically and deploy small bombs. It is also shown to possess an articulated waist that lets it rotate its torso 360 degrees.


Sonic Generations

The Death Egg Robot fighting Sonic during the Time Eater incident, from the console/PC version of Sonic Generations.

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Sonic went back in time, where he would up fighting Dr. Eggman and the Death Egg Robot onboard the Death Egg during the time of the West Side Island incident. History would repeat itself though, with Sonic triumphing over the Death Egg Robot. It was then that the Time Eater showed up and kidnapped Dr. Eggman from the Death Egg Robot's remains.

After the Time Eater was neutralized, the Death Egg Robot most likely had its original fate restored.

Sonic Mania

In Sonic Mania, the Death Egg Robot was used by Dr. Eggman to ambush Sonic, Tails and Knuckles in Green Hill Zone. Despite this, the heroes were able to triumph over the Death Egg Robot, which fell into a hole upon its defeat, where Eggman was reunited with his Hard Boiled Heavies. Using the Death Egg Robot's still-functional arm, Eggman claimed the Phantom Ruby the HBH had found.

Sonic Mania Plus

In Sonic Mania Plus, the Death Egg Robot was repaired and used by Dr. Eggman to ambush Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Mighty and Ray in Green Hill Zone some time after the first Phantom Ruby incident. History would repeat itself however, with the Death Egg Robot losing to the group of heroes and falling into a hole upon its defeat. On the bottom of the hole, Eggman found the Phantom Ruby in the Hard Boiled Heavies's possession. Eggman subsequently took the ruby using the Death Egg Robot's still-functional arm.

In other media

IDW Publishing

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Death Egg Robot is the version of the Death Egg Robot from another dimension set in the recent past. It is a mech created and used by Dr. Eggman at some point. Its past is mostly the same as its game counterpart up until the events of Sonic Mania


Concept artwork

See also

Main article | Script | Staff | Glitches | Beta elements | Gallery

Main article | Staff | Glitches | Manuals | Beta elements | Gallery | Re-releases (Plus)