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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

The Ball Bot is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. It is a mass-produced, sphere-based robot model created by Dr. Eggman.

Appearance

Like their name says, the Ball Bots are white spherical robots, whose size can be up to twice that of a basketball. They have a black equator and a single red eye with a black frame and a slit-like pupil.

History

TV series

Season one

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Eggman with his Ball Bots.

A quartet of Ball Bots were used by Dr. Eggman to attack Team Sonic. However, they were no match for the heroes, who used them against Eggman. The heroes even used a Ball Bot to decorate for New Year before turning it into a New Year's Eve ball.[2]

The Ball Bots would fight Team Sonic again later on, one time with Giant Robot and another during a raid on a toy-and-game factory, only to get destroyed in each encounter.[3][4] When Team Eggman was assembled, the Stunt Bears were given Ball Bots to use. As the Stunt Bears' team faction ambushed Amy and Sticks with the Ball Bots though, the girls took the villains out using the Ball Bots.[5]

Season two

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Knuckles holding a Ball Bot.

A Ball Bot would be pitted against Team Sonic by Dr. Eggman during an attack, only for it to get damaged and be wielded by Knuckles.[6] Having enough of Eggman's callous attitude later on, the Ball Bots joined Orbot and Cubot's strike action while also scorning Eggman's replacement lackeys. As they were about to give up though, Eggman cracked and agreed to treat them better (but still without respect).[1] Some Ball Bots would soon after engage Team Sonic again, but got taken out by Sticks.[7]

When his plan to demolist the Village legally failed, Eggman called in several Ball Bots to do it anyway. However, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles took out most of them while the rest got crushed when Eggman "retreated."[8] A few Ball Bots also came with Eggman when he joined T.W. Barker's Circus of Wonders. These robots fought Team Sonic (while aiding the Stunt Bears) when the heroes crossed the circus, but left with Eggman when he got sent into a sleepwalking trance.[9]

Personality

Incapable of speech, the Ball Bots are normally relentless in battle, single-minded and unquestioningly dedicated to Dr. Eggman's orders. However, they do possess a degree of free will and emotional capabilities, allowing them to make their own choices and express things like dislikes. Regardless of this, the Ball Bots are weak-willed and depend on Eggman to avoid being sent to the scrapheap, meaning they cannot act independently for long before coming groveling back to the doctor.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Ball Bots are capable of levitation, a skill which they use to ram their opponents from midair, and can attack by rolling over their opponents.[2][5][9] As Eggman robots, they are also able to receive power remotely from Eggman's lair.[10]

Weakness

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Knuckles wielding Ball Bots.

Akin to the Badniks, the Ball Bots are easily overpowered and very fragile: one blew up from hitting a tree and another was easily pierced with a wooden pole.[2] Also, they are easy for opponents to use as makeshift projectiles against other opponents.[2][3][5]

Being Eggman robots, the Ball Bots rely on Eggman's lair to provide them with power. As such, should the lair run out of power, then they will too.[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Beardmore, Marie (14 January 2017). "Strike!". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 62. Boomerang.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Harrison, Reid (8 August 2015). "New Year's Retribution". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 38. Cartoon Network.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harrison, Reid (10 October 2015). "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 47. Cartoon Network.
  4. Harrison, Reid (17 October 2015). "Designated Heroes". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 48. Cartoon Network.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (14 November 2015). "It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 52. Cartoon Network.
  6. Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (24 December 2016). "I Can Sea Sonic's Fear From Here". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 59. Boomerang.
  7. Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (28 January 2017). "Knuck Knuck! Who's Here?". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 64. Boomerang.
  8. Grenier, Benoit (11 March 2017). "Unnamed Episode". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 70. Boomerang.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Burke, Kevin; Wyatt, Chris (8 April 2017). "Muckfoot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 74. Boomerang.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (4 March 2017). "Blackout". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 69. Boomerang.

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