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Orbot 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.


Orbot is a diminutive robot with a round head composed of a semispherical cap with a smaller black semisphere under it for a lower face. His lower face can separate to reveal a cover, representing his mouth, and he has two grey-framed and pupil-less eyes. He has also a ball joint for a chest and red gloves for hands. His arms and back consist each of two thin bars that are joined by a ball joint. His lower body is a small semisphere with a grey inside and a ball joint connecting it to his back. Orbot has a red head cap and light blue eyes and mouth, while the rest of him is black and grey with a few red joints.



After Dr. Eggman disappeared following the Resistance-Eggman Empire war, Orbot welcomed Neo Metal Sonic as the new head of the Eggman Empire until further notice.[1]

Orbot and Cubot were later 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.[2]


Orbot reassures Neo

Orbot speaks with Neo Metal Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog #2.

In a secret base, Orbot and Cubot 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.[3]

The Fate of Dr. Eggman

Some time after, Orbot went over the preparations Neo Metal Sonic had made for the next stage of his master plan before being order to signal Neo Metal Sonic's flagship.[4]

Battle For Angel Island

Later on, Orbot and Cubot 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 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, Orbot tried suggesting to Eggman to review eldritch creatures he may want to resurrect and later lose control over. Eggman only dismissed this, leaving Orbot to wonder if he wanted Eggman to actually have his memories restored. Soon, the group was met by a badly damaged Metal Sonic. Upon seeing Metal Sonic, Eggman regained his memories, much to Orbot's slight disappointment. Eggman then ordered him and Cubot to get him a change of clothes. Some time after, Eggman got Orbot to call up the schematics on the Metal Virus which he wished to unleash on the world as revenge for his latest indignity.[5]


Unlike many of Eggman's robots, Orbot is not a mindless drone and possesses both a personality and emotions of his own. Orbot is one who looks at the bright side of things, especially for the sake of his boss when he is in a foul mood.[3] He is also said to be lazy.[2]

Orbot possesses a sense of spiteful sarcasm, having once asked Eggman if he wanted to review "a list of eldritch creatures [he'd] like to resurrect and then lose control over", a clear reference to the doctor's past failures in this field.[5]

Powers and abilities

Orbot is able to levitate and can move freely through midair.[5]


Dr. Eggman

Dr. Eggman is Orbot's boss and creator. Although Orbot is loyal towards Dr. Eggman and waits on him hand and foot, he does not like him very much, especially when he preys upon his emotions and verbally abuses him. In fact, during the time Eggman suffered from amnesia and became a reformed handyman, Orbot was unsure if he wanted the real Dr. Eggman back. He likewise expressed disappointment when Eggman got back to normal.[5]



See also


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


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Meet the New Boss"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman Part 1"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout Part 2"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #6, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman Part 2"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #12, "The Cost of the Battle for Angel Island"

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