Spy Bot, also referred to as Fly Bot, is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. It is a mass-produced, fly-based robot model created by Dr. Eggman for surveillance and video recording.
The Spy Bots possess a black, spherical body with a grey underbelly and a gray cap on each side of their body where a transparent wing is attached. They also have large red and glassy eyes, stubby spikes around their face, four small insectoid legs, and two thin arms with pinchers for hands.
The Spy Bots would primarily spy on Team Sonic's activities to find anything for Dr. Eggman to use against them. One time, one caught Tails' unveiling of UT. A trio of Spy Bots would also be erased from existence by Eggman's Doomsday Devices. During one of its outings, a Spy Bot was fitted with a video loop by Tails which Team Sonic used to lure Eggman into a prank. When the Lightning Bolt Society fumbled around in Eggman's lair soon after, a Spy Bot was sent to attack the Unnamed Village (where it was destroyed) while another spied on Team Sonic and Eggman, the latter of which Eggman gave misinformation so he and Sonic could sneak up on the Lightning Bolt Society.
A Spy Bot would be sent to spy on the Lightning Bolt Society. Through it, Eggman learned the Village was vulnerable to attack at the time. The robot would also discover Sonic and Knuckles' participation in Bro-Down Showdown.
While spying near Sonic's Shack for Eggman, a Spy Bot caught Tails trying to catch Sonic as a part of a bet. A Spy Bot would later observe Team Sonic in the jungle for Eggman. Arriving to trap the heroes, Eggman bragged about the (poor) camouflage Spy Bot used to spy on the team. Not long after, a Spy Bot got a shot of Team Sonic playing around with a new pet of theirs, making Eggman feel left out. A Spy Bot would also spy on Sonic for Eggman while the former dealt with a widabit problem. Eggman soon after used a Spy Bot to keep tabs on Orbot and Cubot while they planted FleaBots on Team Sonic.
When Eggman needed to motion capture Team Sonic for a video game of his, he had his Spy Bots record the team's every move when he tricked the team into fighting his Badniks. Eggman also had the Spy Bots capture his moves, although those did not make the cut. The Spy Bots would later record Shadow's moves for the same reason after Eggman got him to fight Team Sonic. Once Eggman had gotten what he needed, the Spy Bots departed the recording site with him.
In the likeness of organic flies, Spy Bots are attracted to robotic litter.
Powers and abilities
Spy Bots are capable of precision flight and can perceive heat signatures. They can also record everything they see and send it back as a live video feed to Dr. Eggman's Lair. As Eggman robots, the Spy Bots are also able to receive power remotely from Eggman's lair.
- Despite debuting in "Translate This", it was not until "Eggman Unplugged" that the Spy Bots' first name was revealed.
- In "Double Doomsday", a trio of small Spy Bots can be seen flying around a litter box.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Harrison, Reed (16 May 2015). "Eggman Unplugged". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (4 February 2017). "Mech Suits Me". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 65. Boomerang.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Polsky, Dave (15 November 2014). "Translate This". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Banker, Mark; Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (29 November 2014). "Double Doomsday". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 7. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (22 July 2015). "Just a Guy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 34. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Moarbes, Charles-Henri (29 August 2015). "Bro-Down Showdown". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 41. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Flynn, Ian (17 November 2016). "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Worse-er". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 58. Boomerang.
- ↑ Raut-Siezac, Natalys (15 April 2017). "Nominatus Rising". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 75. Boomerang.
- ↑ Saisselin, Peter (29 April 2017). "Do Not Disturb". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 77. Boomerang.
- ↑ Beardmore, Marie (3 June 2017). "Flea-ing From Trouble". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 82. Boomerang.
- ↑ Derrien, Jean-Christophe (11 November 2017). "Eggman: The Video Game Part 1". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 103. Boomerang.
- ↑ Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (11 November 2017). "Eggman: The Video Game Part 2: The End of the World". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 104. Boomerang.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (4 March 2017). "Blackout". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 69. Boomerang.