This article focuses on both the Sonic Boom TV show and video game version of Orbot.
|“||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 Dr. Eggman.||„|
|~ Orbot to Sonic.|
Orbot is a supporting character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series and a major character in the Sonic Boom television series.
Orbot is voiced by Kirk Thornton in both the video games and Sonic Boom.
During his first appearance, 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 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 mocking Eggman, and the doctor finally snaps and kicks and chases after Orbot.
Orbot, one of two secondary antagonists in the game, reappears 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 this mobile game.
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.
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
Orbot is very loyal to his creator, yet does not seem to like him too much. He has the tendency to annoy Eggman due to his sarcastic and/or stupid behaviour.
Orbot seems to like his partner, Cubot, but also likes to make fun of him.
Cubot have a love-hate relationship, as both are close friends, but are frenemies at the same time.
In Sonic Lost World, Orbot is forced to have Cubot’s head attached to his own body for a short while. This develops them to start hating each other once again.
Despite working for Eggman, Orbot appreciates Sonic as a person, and is aware that he will always beat the mad scientist.
In Sonic Lost World, Orbot even asked Sonic if he could be the hedgehog's partner, favouring the hedgehog over Eggman, though Sonic refused as it was considered insulting.
- Orbot has a laser blaster with a net, but it's only seen in Sonic Colors.
- His name is a pun of the words “orb” and “robot”. It also sounds similar to the word “orbit”.