- You may be looking for the article on Dr. Eggman, who was another version of Robo-Robotnik. For other versions of Robotnik, see Robotnik (disambiguation).
Robo-Robotnik v1.0, also known simply as Robo-Robotnik, is an alternate universe version of Dr. Ivo Robotnik originating from the home universe of Cyborg Sonic. In this universe, Robotnik transformed the Freedom Fighters into cyborgs instead of simply roboticizing them. With their new enhanced strength, the Cyborg Freedom Fighters marched on Robotropolis. In a last-ditch effort to save himself, Robotnik turned his own roboticizer on himself, becoming Robo-Robotnik v1.0. 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. (StH: #19)
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 hastily brought back to his home zone by Cyborg Sonic and has not been seen since. (StH: #19)
One or Two Robo-Robotniks?
- Some argue that the version of Robo-Robotnik seen in StH #22 is the same Robo-Robotnik in StH #19. Former writer Ken Penders who wrote both stories confirmed on his website the two were the same person.(1) Additionally StH #75 firmly established that the two were the same Robo-Robotnik, which was solidified by Dr. Eggman's Data File from StH #108. Despite this, current writen Ian Flynn decided to retcon this and made the Robo-Robotnik from StH #22 separate from the one in StH #19. This is a result of the fact that the two seem to have minor differences in their histories and both Robotnik's failed to recognize one another in StH #22. Despite in-comic canon considering the two the same Robo-Robotnik, Ian Flynn's position that there are two Robo-Robotniks, which was intended to be addressed in The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia but was cut for space., is accepted as the official canon on this site. This decision was shown early on the Official Blogs here (for Robo-Robotnik v1.0) and here (for Robo-Robotnik v2.0) as well as in the data files at the end of Sonic Free Comic Book Day 2011.