|“||If we don't find your friend, can I be your sidekick? (...) I didn't mean anything by it, I just thought it would be better to work for you than Eggman.||„|
|~ Orbot to Sonic.|
|“||You can simply begin your plans anew. Even if all of your efforts this last time were utterly wasted. Even if it was a complete and humiliating loss. Even the most pathetic loser in all the world will surely have his chance to--||„|
|~ Orbot mocking Eggman in Sonic Unleashed.|
SA-55, better known as Orbot, is a major antagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, most notably serving as one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Cubot) of the Sonic Boom TV show.
He was voiced by Kirk Thornton.
An early prototype of Orbot appears often during the game while Eggman is scheming. He always mentions how Sonic is succeeding and how the doctor is being incompetent and fails at almost any time. He doesn't seem to like Eggman at all, to the point where he laughs when the people of Mazuri pelt him with rocks. At the end of the game, Orbot continues to mock Eggman, and the doctor finally snaps and kicks and chases after Orbot, presumably reprogramming him into a more loyal robot off-screen.
Orbot, one of two secondary antagonists in the game, first truly appears in Sonic Colors, working with his new sidekick, Cubot. Orbot is less sarcastic this time around and actually seems to appreciate Cubot to an extent. Outside of Eggman's base, they are only seen in Tropical Resort, chasing aliens and picking up debris and in the ending cutscene, in space. During the game, he tries to find the correct voice chip for Cubot, who changes his voices often, much to the annoyance of Dr. Eggman. In the ending cutscene of the game, Orbot and Cubot are pushing the broken Egg Mobile in space, with Dr. Eggman talking about his new plan to take control of the world.
While Orbot never makes an actual appearance, in a flashback, Dr. Eggman abandons him and Cubot in space so he can use Time Eater to change history.
Sonic Lost World
Orbot reappears as a neutral character in the game with a larger role. After the Deadly Six hijack Eggmans Badniks, Orbot along with his creator and his partner, teams up with Sonic to defeat the Zeti. Orbot doesn't serve a high plot role and mostly serves as a comic relief character. After Cubot's body is destroyed by the Zeti, Orbot goes for the rest of the game with his head attached to his body.
Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
Orbot briefly cameos as a NPC in Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom.
Orbot has an extremely minor role in this game and only has about 3-4 lines in the entire game. He again mostly serves as comic relief and doesn't have any real plot relevance.
Team Sonic Racing
Orbot plays a minor role in Team Sonic Racing, occasionally communicating with Eggman as he prepares his Death Egg.
Sonic Boom (TV show)
Orbot is a central and major character in the TV series and appears in nearly all of its episodes, alongside Cubot.
Here are a list of all Orbot central episodes in Sonic Boom:
- Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?
- Dude, Where's My Eggman?
- Aim Low
- Let's Play Musical Friends
- Eggman the Auteur
- Next Top Villain
- Robot Battle Royale
- No Robots Allowed
- It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog
- The Evil Dr. Orbot
- Nominatus Rising
- Eggman's Brother
- Robots From The Sky Part 1
- Robots From The Sky Part 4
- Inn Sanity
- Mister Eggman
- Return of the Buddy Buddy Temple of Doom
- Eggman's Anti Gravity Ray
- Lair On Lockdown
- Don't Make Me Angry
|“||He means since the boss said "nothing will stop me" and Sonic here is going to stop him, it's like the boss is calling Sonic "nothing."||„|
|~ Orbot explaining to Cubot of why Sonic was called "nothing" by Eggman in Sonic Colors.|
|“||Don't think about it.||„|
|~ Orbot in Sonic Colors and Mario & Sonic series.|
|“||On the bright side he's much more exotic now.||„|
|~ Orbot's response to Eggman's comment on Cubot's pirate voice chip in Sonic Colors.|
|“||The last laugh? How is laughing last so special? Isn't that like being the slowest one to get the joke?||„|
|~ Orbot contradicting Eggman after he says he will have the last laugh in Sonic Colors.|
|“||Alas, poor Cubot. I knew him well.||„|
|~ Orbot lamenting Cubot's decapitation at the hands of the Deadly Six in Sonic Lost World.|
|“||From where I'm sitting, it is a nightmare. Who thought that putting this bucket-brain's head on me was a good idea?||„|
|~ Orbot after having Cubot's head attached to him and disagreeing being a robot is not bad in Sonic Lost World.|
|“||The boss means business this time!||„|
|~ Orbot excited about Eggman conquering the world in Sonic Forces.|
|“||It appears they have taken our legs right out from under us. Quite impressive, really.||„|
|~ Orbot to Eggman about the Death Egg's destruction in Sonic Forces.|
- Orbot has a laser blaster with a net, but it's only seen in Sonic Colors.
- Orbot's name is a pun of the words "orb" and "robot". It also sounds similar to the word "orbit".
- Orbot's robot designation, SA-55, is leetspeak for "sass".