- For this character's prime Zone counterpart, see Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Pre-Super Genesis Wave). For the other being known as Robo-Robotnik, see Doctor Eggman (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Robo-Robotnik v1.0, more commonly referred to as Robo-Robotnik, is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He is an alternate reality version of Dr. Ivo Robotnik originating from the home universe of Cyborg Sonic.
In his universe, Robotnik transformed the Freedom Fighters into cyborgs instead of simply roboticizing them. With their new enhanced strength, the Freedom Fighters marched on Robotropolis. In a last-ditch effort to save himself, Robotnik turned his own roboticizer on himself, becoming Robo-Robotnik. So dangerous was Robo-Robotnik that he wiped out the resistance and forced Cyborg Sonic to flee from his native zone to seek help from Sonic Prime. Robo-Robotnik soon dispatched a small army of his Shadow-Swatbots to Mobius Prime to destroy all the various Sonics, who had gathered there to discuss how to deal with Robo-Robotnik. However, Robotnik Prime simply dispatched his own SWATbots and destroyed the Shadow-Swatbot army, which forced Robo-Robotnik to make a strategic withdrawal.
As Robotnik Prime speculated, Robo-Robotnik then went after a piece of the alien Giant Borg suit, the Giant Hand, which was hidden in the Neutral Zone. The Giant Borg, if assembled, had the ability to destroy all the various versions of Sonic and Robotnik. Robo-Robotnik hired the only Sonic from the multiverse not working with Sonic Prime, Evil Sonic, to retrieve the Giant Hand so that he could finish reassembling the Giant Borg. Evil Sonic managed to retrieve the hand before the other Sonics could, and Robo-Robotnik managed to put together the Borg's pieces. He then set out attacking all the various Sonics, but ultimately the Giant Borg was destroyed when every Sonic in the multiverse joined forces and took it apart. Robo-Robotnik was left dismembered from this, his robotic head malfunctioning. His head was then hastily brought back to his home zone by Cyborg Sonic.
- There has been arguments that the version of Robo-Robotnik that debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog #22 is the same Robo-Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog #19. Former writer Ken Penders who wrote both stories confirmed on his website the two were the same person. Additionally Sonic the Hedgehog #75 firmly established that the two were the same, which was solidified by Eggman's Data File from Sonic the Hedgehog #108. Despite this, current head writer Ian Flynn decided to retcon this and made the Robo-Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog #22 separate from the one in Sonic the Hedgehog #19. This is due to the fact that the two have minor differences in their histories and both Robotnik's failed to recognize one another in Sonic the Hedgehog #22. Despite what has been established in the comics, Ian Flynn's position that there are two Robo-Robotniks, which was intended to be addressed in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia but was cut for space. This decision was shown early on the Official Blogs as well as in later data files.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Other-Robotniks - Robo-Robotnik v1.0. Archie Comics.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #19, "Night of 1,000 Sonics!"
- ↑ Ken Penders (28 February 2010). Question regarding "Robo-Robotnik". Ken Penders Forums. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015.
- ↑ Ian Flynn (14 November 2012). The Complete Sonic Encyclopedia Thread Discussion & Spoilers. BumbleKing Comics. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015.
- ↑ Other-Robotniks - Robo-Robotnik v2.0. Archie Comics.