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Orbinaut refers to a category of sea urchin-based Badniks that are created by Dr. Eggman and are recurring enemies in the . The first Orbinaut models debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog series , and have since appeared in multiple game titles.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Orbinauts are said to be based off
sea urchins ( uni in Japanese). Orbinauts are different colors of metal orbs which are able to hover in the air. This Badnik's signature weapons are four spiked balls that ringed around of them. Some Orbinauts throw at its prey which is its only method of attack for some of these Badniks. This is also a major weakness; as once all four spiked balls have been thrown, the hovering Orbinaut itself is completely defenseless.
However some Orbinauts do not throw its spike balls away, but keep moving forward and keep ringing its spike balls at same time as keeping its defense on. It is usually impossible to defeat these types of Orbinauts without getting hit, so it is good to avoid them and simply keep moving. Few Orbinauts utilize its spike balls with different methods to stop the player.
Unidasu in . Sonic Lost World
A blue variety of Orbinaut called
Unidasu  ( that first appeared in ウニダス  Unidasu ) ? . This variation can throw its spiked balls at an enemy when spotting one. While the Unidasu received a slight redesign in Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) and Sonic Adventure , the Badnik has regained its original design in recent appearances, like in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I .
Sonic Lost World
Uni Uni in . Sonic Lost World
A green variety of Orbinaut called
Uni Uni  ( that keeps its spiked balls around itself for defense. Unlike the previous model, it can only be defeated while the player is invincible or if their ウニウニ  ) ? jump is timed very carefully. It first appeared in and is one of the most recurring varieties of the Orbinaut series.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Orbinaut as it appears in . Sonic the Hedgehog 3
A metallic gray variety simply named
Orbinaut  ( that appeared in ポーラ  Pōra , lit. "Pola") ? . This model keeps the spiked balls around it for defense, and only moves when the player moves. It can only be defeated while the player is invincible or with a well-timed Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Insta-Shield.
Gohla in . Sonic Lost World
A red variety of Orbinaut called
Gohla  ( that has fireballs orbiting it instead of spiked balls. It first appears in ゴーラ  Gōra ) ? and has become the most recurring offshoot of the Orbinaut series, along with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Unidasu and Uni Uni. It received a slight redesign in and Sonic Adventure , but regained its original design in Sonic Adventure 2 .
Sonic Lost World
Star Pointer as it appears in . Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Another variety called
Star Pointer  ( that appears in アイスダス  Aisudasu , lit. "Icedus") ? . Instead of regular spiked balls, it has balls made of ice orbiting its body, which it can throw at enemies. Unlike projectiles from other Orbinaut varieties, the ice balls will disintegrate when making contact with a Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Thunder Shield or when blocked with an Insta-Shield.
Flamer in . Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
A variety named
Flamer ( that appears in ボーラ Bohla ) ? . They are colored yellow and grey with four orbiting flamethrowers, which they can use to temporarily ignite fire in oily landscapes.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
An orange variety named
Tubinaut that appears in . These Orbinaut variants have three sphere-based satellites orbiting them that they spin around at such speed that they form a damage-inducing barrier around their Turbinaut. These satellites can also repel those attacking them, although that will destroy them.
In other media
The Orbinaut in
. Sonic the Comic
series published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, the Orbinauts are a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army and are among the first generation of Badniks the doctor produced. Depending on the artist, the Orbinauts' design or coloration would be slightly different between each issue.
A trio of Orbinauts in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Orbinauts were among the first generation of Badniks produced by Dr. Robotnik. Over time though, the Orbinauts were rendered obsolete by more advanced robots and got decommissioned. Following the events of Worlds Collide, the Orbinauts' history became nearly identical to that of their game counterparts.
Unlike in the games, there has never been made any distinctions between the different types of Orbinauts in the comics. Also, these Orbinauts have also demonstrated the ability to shoot spikes from their spike balls, and are sometimes drawn with mouths.
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Roger Craig Smith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman) Kate Higgins ( | Tails) Travis Willingham ( | Knuckles, Zavok) Cindy Robinson ( | Amy) Kirk Thornton ( | Orbot, Master Zik) Wally Wingert ( | Cubot) Liam O'Brien ( | Zazz) Patrick Seitz ( | Zomom) Stephanie Sheh ( | Zeena) Sam Riegel (
Japanese voice actors
Junichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Mitsuo Iwata ( | Orbot) Wataru Takagi ( | Cubot) Jōji Nakata ( | Zavok) Yutaka Aoyama ( | Zazz) Yumi Tōma ( | Zeena) Mugihito ( | Master Zik) Chafūrin ( | Zomom) Yūki Tai (
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