- For other versions of these characters, see Orbot and Cubot (disambiguation)
Orbot and Cubot (model numbers SA-55 and IDI-07, respectively) are orb and cube shaped robot lackeys of Dr. Eggman. Orbot is known for his sarcastic attitude towards their creator, while Cubot is most famous for a malfunctioning vocal processor
At some unknown point, Eggman created and activated Orbot and Cubot to serve as his lackeys. They later took part in his operations involving the Wisps, and thus encountered Sonic the Hedgehog and a number of his allies. (SC)
Eggman later joined forces with Dr. Wily, a scientist from another universe, after his plot involving the Time Eater failed. Orbot and Cubot would end up waiting upon the pair as they observed a cleverly orchestrated battle between Sonic and Wily's own heroic nemesis, Mega Man. They were thus present when Eggman became aware of Dr. Light, Mega Man's creator, who enabled Mega Man's return to his own world from Mobius. The pair later played a game of cards with a Crabmeat and Wily's robot pet Reggae, during which Cubot took the instruction to "go fish" a little too literally. Both were also in attendance as the doctors observed Copy Robot and the Genesis Unit attacking Mega Man, Sonic, Proto Man, Tails, and Rush, and when two of the doctors' Roboticized Masters arrived with the last of the Chaos Emeralds.(MM: #24, #25; StH: #248; SU: #52; SB: #8)
The two continued to wait on Wily and Eggman as Sonic's party made its way deeper into the Skull Egg Zone. Orbot later appeared to Eggman to report the loss of both Wily's Shadow Man and Eggman's Shadow Man, and got himself launched from one of Wily's robots for his trouble. The two were soon put to work creating a combined vehicle for the pair of doctors: the Egg-Wily Machine X. Later, when the doctors were working on it themselves, Orbot and Cubot appeared to report that all of the Roboticized Masters had been returned to normal and that Rouge the Bat had sabotaged the Wily Egg and was being pursued by Metal Sonic and Bass. The two later found themselves at the mercy of Bass' pet Treble, though Orbot found time to report a transmission coming from the prison level of the brig, originating from the captive Dr. Light. The two then bore witness to Wily's fury unleashed on Eggman after he returned from an attempt to kill Dr. Light, and were later narrowly missed by Mega Man's ally Duo as he crashed up through the levels of the Wily Egg to reach Mega Man and Sonic. They later joined Eggman in his cockpit of the Egg-Wily Machine X when Knuckles the Echidna and Proto Man attacked the mech, with Orbot filling out a will as the damage grew worse. After helping Eggman undo Wily's sabotage to his defenses while Wily undid Eggman's sabotage to his own, they watched as the final battle unfolded between the doctors and Super Sonic and Super Mega Man. They were then carried along as Eggman launched a final, desperate attack, dangerously disrupting Sonic's efforts to restore their world to normal... (MM: #26, #27; StH: #249, #250, #251; SU: #53)
Shattered World Crisis
- These events pick up following Worlds Collide.
Orbot, Cubot, and their master crash-landed on the Efrika Plains in the wreckage of the Egg-Wily Machine X after reality was drastically rewritten by actions taken by Dr. Eggman. With Eggman's Egg Mobile offline and no means of calling for help, the trio were forced to travel across the planes under their own power, rolling the inactive transport as they did so. They eventually made contact with the Efrika Unit of the Egg Army, led by Axel the Water Buffalo, who took them to the army's base. As they traveled, Orbot noted that reality had obviously changed, as he didn't remember Eggman's forces being called the Egg Army or Axel being among his minions. The trio subsequently departed for Avalon in a repaired Egg Mobile, with Eggman anxious to get back to the Death Egg due to strange readings he was getting from the planet. Arriving in the middle of a G.U.N. attack on the Avalon Egg Army base, they were informed by Egg Boss Mordred Hood that the Avalon Freedom Fighters had been harassing their forces, allowing a G.U.N. carrier to get into attack range. Undeterred, Eggman modified his Egg Mobile a final time into a walker with seats for Orobt and Cubot, who rode along as he attacked and sunk the carrier. The three then stole and G.U.N. fighter and made their way towards Artika to return to the Death Egg. (StH: #252, #253, #254
After being provided a vehicle by Egg Boss Tundra the Walrus of the Artika Egg Army, the trio returned to the Death Egg and learned that Sally Acorn had been aboard. Cubot noted with some disappointment that the princess was no longer a robot as she had been in the previous reality, and a furious Eggman ordered him and Orbot to dispatch Metal Sonic after her. The robotic assassin failed thanks to the intervention of Sonic and Tails, but Eggman and his minions soon had bigger problems: the entire planet was breaking apart due to the residual effects of the Super Genesis Wave. After getting airborne, Eggman set out to find a means of mitigating the crisis, and found home in information regarding the Gaia Manuscripts. Orbot and Cubot were forced to inform him that none of the Egg Army units were in a position to act due to being occupied with the crisis, and were then ordered to contact E-106 Eta and his Badnik Horde to capture Professor Pickle and Professor Charles the Hedgehog and their research on the manuscripts. The Egg Train carrying the captives was attacked and the professors rescued by the Knothole Freedom Fighters, and Orbot and Cubot were forced to report that many of the supplies aboard had been destroyed. However, Eggman was more concerned with the professors' research, which he pored over while Cubot was menaced by a mop that had been affected by the energies of Dark Gaia collected by the two intellectuals. (StH: #255, #256, #257, #259)
Orbot and Cubot were later present when Egg Bosses Cassia and Clove the Pronghorns reported the theft of a Chaos Emerald from Crystal Cave by the Freedom Fighters, who had accomplished this task using files stolen by Sally when she had infiltrated the Death Egg. Recognizing an opportunity to lure his foes into a trap, Eggman ordered his underlings to contact the Soumerca Egg Army. Making contact with Egg Boss Thunderbolt the Chinchilla, they were informed that her unit had acquired a Chaos Emerald, which Eggman ordered be used to trap the bold Freedom Fighters. Thunderbolt would subsequently call back to report that the Freedom Fighters had captured the Emerald, and Eggman began complaining about the lack of Robian minions as opposed to those with free will. However, Orbot and Cubot then informed him that his forces had actually managed to secure new territory as a result of resistance forces being occupied with the Shattered World Crisis. Determining that causing the catastrophe may have been his most brilliant move yet-which prompted Orbot to remark on his sadism-Eggman set about on a scheme to collect the Dark Gaia energy around the planet to power his empire while securing the Emeralds to insure that no one else could restore the planet. This included a second trap for the Freedom Fighters involving three members of the E-100 Series, something Orbot regarded as "overkill." The Freedom Fighters managed to escape, but the Emerald they had been attempting to secure was delivered to Eggman. (StH: #263, #266, #267)
Orbot and Cubot later watched the Chaos Emerald Championship on Breeze Media with Eggman, though not without noting that Eggman had pirated the network. They later accompanied him to the Lost Hex, and informed him of a transmission they received from Metal Sonic in the process. After Eggman established a base on the flying continent, he was informed of Metal Sonic's exile to another dimension. Furious, he ordered Orbot to take care of some task, unaware that his robotic aid had been possessed by the villainous Sigma. The villain soon played his hand, using Orbot's body to smash the Cacophonic Conch and liberate the Deadly Six from Eggman's command. Orbot and Cubot then found themselves-along with Eggman-forced into Sigma's service. However, the actions of Xander Payne later reversed time to before the invasion of the Lost Hex, which Eggman decided to put off until a later date. (StH: #269, #272, #273; SU: #75, #76; MM: #52)
Eggman soon completed his Eggmanland energy refinery/amusement park/death trap, and began using it to harvest the energy of Dark Gaia in order to supercharge the Death Egg. However, Orbot took the opportunity to criticize him on his operations, as he wouldn't have needed Dark Gaia's power had the rocket carrying the only Chaos Emerald they'd managed to secure not failed to reach the Death Egg. Eggman retorted that "Everything else about that trap went flawlessly!" only for Cubot to remind him that the Freedom Fighters had escaped. He also reminded his master of the fact that, while the Egg Army units had managed to secure most of the Gaia Temples, they had yet to find a way to take control of them without risking their destruction. Eggman then questioned whether Orbot's level of sass had been Eggman's idea, to which Orbot responded that Eggman "work[ed] best in a competitive environment" and that "[Orbot's] laziness [was] to give [Eggman] a smug sense of superiority in [his] industriousness." While this exchange went on, Cubot was doubling as Eggman's coffee table. (StH: #276)
While Orbot is loyal to Dr. Eggman, he is sarcastic and often insults the doctor. Despite this, he is the more intelligent of the pair of robots, and fully grasps his creator's personality.
Cubot is less serious than Orbot, though still competent. While he is loyal to Eggman, he often annoys him. His personality can also be affected by whatever accent he currently has.
List of Cubot's Accents
- Orbot first appeared in Sonic Unleashed and first appeared in his current design in Sonic Colors, which was also the debut of Cubot.
- Orbot's model number "SA-55" is a pun on the word 'sass', a word which fits Orbot's personality. Cubot's number, "IDI-07", is a similar pun based on idiot.
- Unlike their video game counterparts, Orbot and Cubot don't seem to float in the air very often while moving or standing. Instead they usually stay on the ground and hop to where they need to go.