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:''For the version of this event after the [[Super Genesis Wave]], see [[Eggman Invasion]].''
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[[File:Destroyer_Archie.png|200px|thumb|The beginning of Robotnik's Coup d'état, from [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 43|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #43]].]]
'''Robotnik's Coup d'état''' was an event which occurred in 3225 on the planet [[Mobius (Archie)|Mobius]] following the end of the [[Great War]]. The coup took place in the city of [[Robotropolis (Archie)|Mobotropolis]] and was the beginning of the despot [[Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Dr. Ivo Robotnik]]'s global takeover. The coup lasted a short time and resulted in the majority of the city's inhabitants captured and [[Roboticization|roboticized]], although some managed to escape to the safety of [[Knothole Village (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Knothole]].
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'''Robotnik's coup d'état''' is an event that appears in the ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic series)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' comic series and its spin-offs published by [[Archie Comics]]. It was an event which occurred in 3225 on [[Mobius (Archie)|Mobius]] following the end of the [[Great War]]. The coup took place in the city of [[Robotropolis (Archie)|Robotropolis]] and was the beginning of the despotic mad scientist [[Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Dr. Ivo Robotnik]]'s global takeover. The coup lasted a short time and resulted in the majority of the Kingdom of Acorn's inhabitants captured and [[Roboticization (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|roboticized]], although some managed to escape to the safety of [[Knothole Village (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Knothole Village]]. This event signified the official start of the [[First Robotnik War]].
   
This event occurred in both the Pre-and Post-Super Genesis Wave timelines.
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==History==
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===Planning and deceit===
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The planning for the coup took place years before it actually occurred. The [[Overlander]] [[Doctor Ivo Robotnik (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Julian Kintobor]] had been taken in by the [[Kingdom of Acorn (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Kingdom of Acorn]] after fleeing from his own kind, who was planning to imprison him for conspiracy to commit murder on his own people. Once taken in, Julian became the assistant to the Acorn Kingdom's [[Warlord]], [[Kodos Lion]], to assist him in defeating the [[Overlanders]] and help win the [[Great War]]. Kodos, who was originally planning on launching the coup and taking control, offered Julian to join him. Inspired by the idea of conquest, Julian instead knocked Kodos unconscious with the Atomic Mace and threw him into the [[Zone of Silence]]. Following the "disappearance" of Kodos, Julian assumed the mantle of Warlord. From there, he began the construction of various machines and devices which ultimately allowed the [[Mobian]]s to defeat the Overlanders in the Great War.<ref name="StH50">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 50|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #50]], "The Big Goodbye"</ref><ref name="StH72">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 72|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #72]], "I, Robotnik!"</ref><ref name="StH74s2">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 74|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #74]], "Tales of the Great War Part III: Enter... Robotnik"</ref>
   
==Pre-Super Genesis Wave==
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During the war, Julian's wayward nephew [[Snively Robotnik|Colin "Snively" Kintobor Jr.]] defected to his side and aided him in both his war tactics and his plans for the coup.<ref name="StH72"/> Julian, needing an army to overthrow both King Maximillian Acorn, and the Overlord [[Charlemagne]], raided the neutral village of Kar Leung and captured its residents. He turned them all into cyborgs, but only [[Monkey Khan|Ken Khan]] survived the process and rebelled against Julian for killing his people, forcing Julian to lock him up in stasis.<ref name="StH86s2">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 86|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #86]], "Against the Haunted Past Part One"</ref><ref name="StH87s2">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 87|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #87]], "Against the Haunted Past Part Two"</ref> Julian would later arrange a sword duel between [[Maximillian Acorn|King Max]] and the [[Overlord]], and the loser's faction would have to surrender. However unknown to the two, Julian planned for this duel to make his takeover easy. He saw that if Max won, [[Charlemagne]]'s regime would not be a threat to Julian's new order, and if Charlemagne won, Julian would lead the Mobians into endless war. King Max was able to defeat the Overlord and spared his life, however. The Overlanders then surrendered and left Mobius much to Julian's dismay who wanted to enslave his species, and neither one of his political rivals were killed.<ref name="StH78s2">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 78|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #78]], "Tales of the Great War Part 6: What Really Happened"</ref>
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===Planning and Deceit===
 
The planning for the coup took place years before it actually occurred. The [[Overlander]] Julian Kintobor had been taken in by the [[Kingdom of Acorn]] after fleeing from his own kind, who was planning to imprison him for conspiracy to commit murder on his own people. Once taken in, Julian became the assistant to the Acorn Kingdom's [[Warlord]], [[Kodos]], to assist him in defeating the Overlanders and help win the [[Great War]]. Kodos, who was also planning on launching a coup and taking control, offered Julian to join him. Instead, Julian knocked Kodos unconscious and threw him into the [[Zone of Silence]]. Following the "disappearance" of Kodos, Julian assumed the mantle of Warlord. From there, he began the construction of various machines and devices which ultimately allowed the Mobians to defeat the Overlanders in the Great War. ([[Sonic the Hedgehog (comic series)|StH]]: [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 50|#50]], [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 72|#72]], [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 74|#74]])
 
   
Prior to the Great War's end, Julian had discovered the [[Roboticizer]], a device created by [[Sir Charles Hedgehog]] in order to prolong the life of the sick and elderly. When Charles [[Roboticization|roboticized]] his brother [[Jules the Hedgehog|Jules]] due to an injury the latter received during a battle in the Great War, he discovered Jules lost his free will and that roboticization caused more problems than it solved. Thus, he decided to destroy the device and end his career as a scientist. However, Julian transferred the plans to the War Ministry and continued to study it. Eventually, this would become a fundamental part of his coup. ([[StH]]: [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 77|#77]], [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 78|#78]])
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Prior to the Great War's end, Julian had discovered the [[Roboticizer (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|Roboticizer]], a device created by [[Sir Charles Hedgehog]] in order to prolong the life of the sick and elderly. Believing it could come very useful in his rule, Julian sabotaged the Roboticizer. When Charles [[Roboticization (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|roboticized]] his brother due to an injury the latter received during a battle in the Great War, he discovered Jules lost his free will and that roboticization caused more problems than it solved. Thus, he decided to give away the device to Julian believing he could perfect it more better and end his career as a scientist. Eventually, this would become a fundamental part of Julian's coup.<ref name="StH78s2"/><ref name="StH77s2">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 77|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #77]], "Tales of the Great War Part 5: For Better or Worse..."</ref>
   
===The Coup===
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===The coup===
Shortly after the end of the Great War, King [[Maximillian Acorn]] informed Warlord Julian that he was to dismantle the [[War Ministry]] immediately, as the king had made him the Minister of Science. Unbeknownst to King Max, Julian had other plans. By this point, Julian had developed the [[SWATbot]] model and had it in full production. That night, Julian gave his nephew [[Snively Robotnik|Snively]] permission to deploy the SWATbots and begin the coup. Mobotropolis came under siege in several various locations simultaneously in order to prevent retaliation. King Max was soon brought before Julian, where Julian's schemes were finally revealed. Having renamed himself Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Julian demonstrated to King Max the roboticization process on several captured Mobians. Following this he proceeded to banish King Max into the Zone of Silence as he had with Kodos during the Great War. With the king now disposed of, Robotnik had his SWATbot army round up the remaining citizens of Mobotropolis and roboticized them. Approximately ninety percent of the city's population was roboticized, while the rest managed to escape to the [[Great Forest]]. ([[StH]]: [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 43|#43]])
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[[File:Robotnik revealingbetrayal.png|thumb|200px|Robotnik revealing his betrayal to King Acorn and the Royal Court, from [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 43|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #43]].]]
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Shortly after the end of the Great War, King [[Maximillian Acorn]] informed Warlord Julian that he was to dismantle the [[War Ministry]] immediately, as the king had made him the Minister of Science and there was no need for the army now. Unbeknownst to King Max, Julian had other plans. By this point, Julian had developed the [[SWATbot (Pre-Super Genesis Wave)|SWATbot]] model and had it in full production. That night, Julian gave Snively Robotnik permission to deploy the SWATbots and begin the coup.The Kingdom came under siege in several various locations simultaneously in order to prevent retaliation. King Max was soon brought before Julian, where Julian's schemes were finally revealed. Having renamed himself Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Julian demonstrated to King Max the roboticization process on several captured Mobians. Following this he proceeded to banish King Max into the Zone of Silence as he had with Kodos during the Great War. With the king now disposed of, Robotnik had his SWATbot army round up the remaining citizens of Mobotropolis and the Kingdom then roboticized them. Approximatly ninety percent of the city's population was roboticized, while the rest managed to escape to the [[Great Forest]].<ref name="StH43">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 43|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #43]], "The Dream Zone"</ref>
   
 
===Aftermath===
 
===Aftermath===
Robotnik's military coup had lasting global impacts and marked the beginning of Robotnik's ten year rule over the entire planet. Following his takeover of Mobotropolis, which he renamed [[Robotropolis (Archie)|Robotropolis]] - the main city of Robotnik's empire, the despot sent out his hordes of robotic armies to capture and roboticize other Mobians. Not long after taking Mobotropolis, Robotnik had even sent an army of SWATbots to his home city of [[Megapolis]], only to discover it was completely abandoned. From the far off [[Kingdom of Mercia]] and [[Sand Blast City]], to the wandering [[Lost Tribe of Echidnas]], to the distant continent of [[Downunda]], Robotnik managed to capture and roboticize Mobians all over the globe. From there, he placed various Lieutenants and regional dictators, such as the infamous [[High Sheriff]] and [[Crocbot]], to ensure that any rebellious acts would be quelled. ([[StH]]: [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 58|#58]], [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 61|#61]], [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 62|#62]], [[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 72|#72]], [[KtE]]: [[Archie Knuckles the Echidna Issue 11|#11]])
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{{Main|First Robotnik War}}
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Robotnik's military coup had lasting global impacts and marked the beginning of Robotnik's ten year rule over the entire planet. Following his takeover of Mobotropolis, which he renamed [[Robotropolis (Archie)|Robotnik]] - the main city of Robotnik's empire, the despot sent out his hordes of robotic armies to capture and roboticize other Mobians. Not long after taking Mobotropolis, Robotnik had even sent an army of SWATbots to his home city of [[Megapolis]], only to discover it was completely abandoned.<ref name="StH72"/> From the far off [[Kingdom of Mercia]] and [[Sand Blast City]],<ref name="StH58">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 58|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #58]], "Friendly Rouges & Foul Villans"</ref><ref name="StH62">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 62|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #62]], "Icon"</ref> to the wandering [[Lost Tribe of Echidnas]],<ref name="KtE11">[[Archie Knuckles the Echidna Issue 11|''Knuckles the Echidna'' #11]], "The Forgotten Tribe Part Two of Three: Covenant"</ref> to the distant continent of [[Downunda]],<ref name="StH61">[[Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 61|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' #61]], "Outback Gut Check"</ref> Robotnik managed to capture and roboticize Mobians all over the globe. From there, he placed various Lieutenants and regional dictators, such as the infamous [[Armand D'Coolette|High Sherif]] and [[Crocbot]], to ensure that any rebellious acts would be quelled.<ref name="StH58"/><ref name="StH61"/>
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==Trivia==
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*Robotnik's coup and oust of [[Maximillian Acorn]] are slightly reminiscent of the events that took place in the ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' series in the two-part episodes "[[Blast to the Past, Part 1]]" and "[[Blast to the Past, Part 2]]". However, in that episode, the coup happened on the 13th, 3224 as apposed to the comic book, in which it occurred on day 297-298, 3225.
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==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*{{ME link|Robotnik's Coup d'état}}
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*{{ME link|Ivo Robotnik's coup d'état‎/Pre-SGW}}

Latest revision as of 03:44, October 9, 2017

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This event exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this event after the Super Genesis Wave, see Eggman Invasion.
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The beginning of Robotnik's Coup d'état, from Sonic the Hedgehog #43.

Robotnik's coup d'état is an event that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was an event which occurred in 3225 on Mobius following the end of the Great War. The coup took place in the city of Robotropolis and was the beginning of the despotic mad scientist Dr. Ivo Robotnik's global takeover. The coup lasted a short time and resulted in the majority of the Kingdom of Acorn's inhabitants captured and roboticized, although some managed to escape to the safety of Knothole Village. This event signified the official start of the First Robotnik War.

HistoryEdit

Planning and deceitEdit

The planning for the coup took place years before it actually occurred. The Overlander Julian Kintobor had been taken in by the Kingdom of Acorn after fleeing from his own kind, who was planning to imprison him for conspiracy to commit murder on his own people. Once taken in, Julian became the assistant to the Acorn Kingdom's Warlord, Kodos Lion, to assist him in defeating the Overlanders and help win the Great War. Kodos, who was originally planning on launching the coup and taking control, offered Julian to join him. Inspired by the idea of conquest, Julian instead knocked Kodos unconscious with the Atomic Mace and threw him into the Zone of Silence. Following the "disappearance" of Kodos, Julian assumed the mantle of Warlord. From there, he began the construction of various machines and devices which ultimately allowed the Mobians to defeat the Overlanders in the Great War.[1][2][3]

During the war, Julian's wayward nephew Colin "Snively" Kintobor Jr. defected to his side and aided him in both his war tactics and his plans for the coup.[2] Julian, needing an army to overthrow both King Maximillian Acorn, and the Overlord Charlemagne, raided the neutral village of Kar Leung and captured its residents. He turned them all into cyborgs, but only Ken Khan survived the process and rebelled against Julian for killing his people, forcing Julian to lock him up in stasis.[4][5] Julian would later arrange a sword duel between King Max and the Overlord, and the loser's faction would have to surrender. However unknown to the two, Julian planned for this duel to make his takeover easy. He saw that if Max won, Charlemagne's regime would not be a threat to Julian's new order, and if Charlemagne won, Julian would lead the Mobians into endless war. King Max was able to defeat the Overlord and spared his life, however. The Overlanders then surrendered and left Mobius much to Julian's dismay who wanted to enslave his species, and neither one of his political rivals were killed.[6]

Prior to the Great War's end, Julian had discovered the Roboticizer, a device created by Sir Charles Hedgehog in order to prolong the life of the sick and elderly. Believing it could come very useful in his rule, Julian sabotaged the Roboticizer. When Charles roboticized his brother due to an injury the latter received during a battle in the Great War, he discovered Jules lost his free will and that roboticization caused more problems than it solved. Thus, he decided to give away the device to Julian believing he could perfect it more better and end his career as a scientist. Eventually, this would become a fundamental part of Julian's coup.[6][7]

The coupEdit

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Robotnik revealing his betrayal to King Acorn and the Royal Court, from Sonic the Hedgehog #43.

Shortly after the end of the Great War, King Maximillian Acorn informed Warlord Julian that he was to dismantle the War Ministry immediately, as the king had made him the Minister of Science and there was no need for the army now. Unbeknownst to King Max, Julian had other plans. By this point, Julian had developed the SWATbot model and had it in full production. That night, Julian gave Snively Robotnik permission to deploy the SWATbots and begin the coup.The Kingdom came under siege in several various locations simultaneously in order to prevent retaliation. King Max was soon brought before Julian, where Julian's schemes were finally revealed. Having renamed himself Dr. Ivo Robotnik, Julian demonstrated to King Max the roboticization process on several captured Mobians. Following this he proceeded to banish King Max into the Zone of Silence as he had with Kodos during the Great War. With the king now disposed of, Robotnik had his SWATbot army round up the remaining citizens of Mobotropolis and the Kingdom then roboticized them. Approximatly ninety percent of the city's population was roboticized, while the rest managed to escape to the Great Forest.[8]

AftermathEdit

Main article: First Robotnik War

Robotnik's military coup had lasting global impacts and marked the beginning of Robotnik's ten year rule over the entire planet. Following his takeover of Mobotropolis, which he renamed Robotnik - the main city of Robotnik's empire, the despot sent out his hordes of robotic armies to capture and roboticize other Mobians. Not long after taking Mobotropolis, Robotnik had even sent an army of SWATbots to his home city of Megapolis, only to discover it was completely abandoned.[2] From the far off Kingdom of Mercia and Sand Blast City,[9][10] to the wandering Lost Tribe of Echidnas,[11] to the distant continent of Downunda,[12] Robotnik managed to capture and roboticize Mobians all over the globe. From there, he placed various Lieutenants and regional dictators, such as the infamous High Sherif and Crocbot, to ensure that any rebellious acts would be quelled.[9][12]

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #50, "The Big Goodbye"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #72, "I, Robotnik!"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #74, "Tales of the Great War Part III: Enter... Robotnik"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #86, "Against the Haunted Past Part One"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #87, "Against the Haunted Past Part Two"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #78, "Tales of the Great War Part 6: What Really Happened"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #77, "Tales of the Great War Part 5: For Better or Worse..."
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #43, "The Dream Zone"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #58, "Friendly Rouges & Foul Villans"
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog #62, "Icon"
  11. Knuckles the Echidna #11, "The Forgotten Tribe Part Two of Three: Covenant"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #61, "Outback Gut Check"

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