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The Bee Bot is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom franchise. It is a mass-produced, bee-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman which makes up a part of Eggman's foot soldiers. They are usually stationed at Dr. Eggman's lair where they guard Eggman's fortress and have been used against Team Sonic on numerous occasions.
The Bee Bots are diminutive robots about as tall as Tails, though they can be smaller. As indicated by their template, they resemble mechanical bees. They have a sliver thorax with a cyan-glowing engine attached on each side by a short wing, a black and yellow-striped abdomen, a red stinger with a cyan tip, and two sets of transparent pink wings on their back. Some Bee Bots have a red-striped abdomen and a yellow stringer however. Finally, they have a rhombus-shaped head with a serrated mouth, two antennas and white/cyan eyes with slit-like pupils.
On several occasions, the Bee Bots have been deployed against Team Sonic, only to quickly be destroyed by the heroes one way or another. Other times, they would defended Eggman's lair, but with limited success.
A squadron of Bee Bots were given to Orbot and Cubot which helped the duo rob a warehouse and keep Team Sonic busy while they escaped with their loot. Another squadron was called to the Awardy Awards to make the people give the award to Eggman, but they had to flee when Team Sonic started counterattacking. Several Bee Bots also participated in Eggman's surprise party for Orbot and Cubot where they enjoyed the festivities until Eggman ended them. Later, when Eggman needed to practice his reflexes, a lone Bee Bots helped him with the exercise which it quickly lost.
When Rocky was discovered, a swarm of Bee Bots were deployed by Eggman to capture the giant. The Bee Bots tried containing Rocky with their Honeycomb Cage, but he broke free while Team Sonic fought them to defend Rocky. Amidst the battle, Sonic tricked the Bee Bots into assaulting Eggman, making him retreat. A lone Bee Bot later attended Orbot and Cubot's departure when the two felt neglected by Eggman in favor of his new friend Nominatus, where it got a fond farewell from Orbot. Shortly after, the Bee Bots were taken over by the rogue Nominatus for the purpose of destroying all life forms, who had a swarm of Bee Bots pursue Eggman to Team Sonic's location. There, the heroes held off the Bee Bots while Eggman's underlings beat Nominatus and stopped the Bee Bots.
The Bee Bots were subsequently abandoned when Eggman chose to desert technology. As the incompetent Lightning Bolt Society claimed Eggman's lair, they sent Bee Bot swarms on random rampages across the Village and the lair until Team Sonic and Eggman took back the lair. Multiple Bee Bots and other Badniks were later summoned by Eggman to kill Dave the Intern and destroy Chez Amy, but due to Team Sonic, they only accomplished the latter. When Eggman finished his mind-enslavement movie, a number of Bee Bots attended its premiere, but when the movie ended up a failure, they were sent away by Eggman. One other time, a Bee Bot squadron followed Eggman to the Valley of the Cubots to destroy the residential Cubot prototypes. However, many of them were destroyed by Sonic and Tails who protected the prototypes while the rest retreated.
On New Year's Eve, a squadron of Bee Bots were summoned by Eggman to fight Sonic. However, because Eggman had already activated his Slow Motion Machine, the Bee Bots were so slow that Eggman had to forget them. The Bee Bots later joined Eggman on a mission he sponsored to remove Knuckles as the host of the Comedy Chimp Show as a part of a sponsor deal with Comedy Chimp (during which the Bee Bots advertised Eggman Industries). However, they got beaten back by Team Sonic. Another time, the Bee Bots were assigned to protect Hypno-bot which Eggman used to steal Tails' inventions. While the Bee Bots held off Team Sonic though, Tails got Hypno-bot to stop the Bee Bots.
When Eggman harnessed solar power, remotely super-charged Bee Bots were sicced on the Village which Team Sonic protected. Meanwhile, Eggman tried hiding those in his lair from the Archipelago Homeowners Association or risk eviction. However, the Bee Bots malfunctioned from power overload during a thunderstorm, making them uncontrollable and blow Eggman's cover. While Eggman avoided eviction by convincing the association that his Bee Bots were art, he spent the night getting them under control.
The Bee Bots have been used several times to battle Team Sonic, only for the heroes to destroy them quickly one way or another. When the Eggtoberfest was held, hordes of Bee Bots began attacking the villagers on Eggman's orders when he could not earn the villagers' trust. Fortunately, the Bee Bots were wiped out by Team Sonic.
During the Go-kart Pan-island Grand Prix, a group of Bee Bots were deployed by Eggman to take Comedy Chimp out of the race. From above, the Bee Bots created talking holograms of Comedy Chimp's shoulder devil and shoulder angel who convinced him to crash.
Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
In Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, the Bee Bot is one of the enemies encountered during the stages. In this game, they are referred to as Buzz Bombers. They always fly above ground, so the player has too jump to attack them. Sometimes, they also shoot a laser beam at the ground, making it impossible to pass under them unharmed. Like other enemies, they can be defeated with a single attack.
The Bee Bots are silent, single-minded and unquestioningly dedicated to the doctor's orders, but also appear to possess personalities of their own, including festive and celebrative emotions. As per their programming, they will only obey orders after being threatened.
Powers and abilities
The Bee Bots are capable of high-speed flight, almost matching that of Sonic's running speed, and are quite nimble and agile. Combined with their size, this make them hard to hit. For armaments, they possess a stinger than can fire energy beams or deploy small units with pinpoint precision, like the Honeycomb Cage.
The Bee Bots possess a couple of additional abilities. They have laser targeting system on their forehead and they are capable of projecting talking holograms. Like other Badniks, they can also receive power remotely from Dr. Eggman's lair.
Though speedy and agile, the Bee Bots are quite fragile robots as a single hit is enough to destroy them.
- The Bee Bots are based on the Buzz Bomber, a Badnik who first appeared in both the Sega Genesis and the Game Gear version of Sonic the Hedgehog. However, their name is implied to have been changed so to better describe what they are.
- According to Dr. Eggman, the Bee Bots' honeycomb cage is very expensive.
- ↑ Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
- ↑ Sanzaru Games (September 27, 2016). Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. Nintendo 3DS. Sega. Level/Area: Sonic's Shack. "Bea the Bee: This is Bea. She’s a bee. (...Well, a BeeBot, technically.) And she’s about to bee adopted by Amy Rose in an episode of the show’s second season. When news got around the Village, it caused quite a buzz. Sorry about all the lame puns; next time we’ll try to think of jokes that have more sting to them."
- ↑ Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (28 March 2015). Retrieved on 28 March 2015. “BlueSpeeder98: In Sonic Boom, are those Buzz Bomber-like robots called "Buzz Bombers" or something else? / Bill Freiberger: We call them Bee Bots.”
- ↑ Polsky, Dave (15 November 2014). "Translate This". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Freiberger, Sam; Crede, Phaea; Shatraw, Justin (3 October 2015). "No Robots Allowed". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 46. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Watson, Mitch (22 November 2014). "Fortress of Squalitude". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 6. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Beechen, Adam (17 January 2015). "Guilt Tripping". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Trueheart, Eric (15 November 2014). "Buster". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 4. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Lieblich, Doug (22 November 2014). "My Fair Sticksy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 5. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (24 January 2015). "Dude, Where's My Eggman?". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Polsky, Dave (14 February 2015). "Unlucky Knuckles". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 13. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Tuber, Douglas; Maile, Tim (11 April 2015). "Sleeping Giant". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 21. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Raut-Siezac, Natalys (25 April 2015). "Let's Play Musical Friends". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 23. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reed (16 May 2015). "Eggman Unplugged". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (13 July 2015). "Chez Amy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 27. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Freiberger, Sam (21 July 2015). "Eggman the Auteur". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 33. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Grenier, Benoit (24 July 2015). "Beyond the Valley of the Cubots". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 36. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (8 August 2015). "New Year's Retribution". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 38. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (5 September 2015). "Late Night Wars". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 42. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Van Liemt, Romain; Grenier, Benoit (26 September 2015). "Robot Battle Royale". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 45. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Sonic Boom #5, "Eggtoberfest!"
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 Sonic Boom #6, "Everybody's Super Sonic Racing Part One"
- ↑ Van Liemt, Romain; Derrien, Christophe (21 February 2015). "The Meteor". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (28 November 2015). Retrieved on 30 November 2015. “Dustin Phillips: "Crab Bots?" You can get Motobugs right but not Crabmeat? #SonicBoom / Bill Freiberger: It's not a question of getting it right. We decided to call them Crab bots in #SonicBoom. / Dustin Phillips: Fair enough. I just found it weird since the Motobugs were called by name. / Bill Freiberger: That's because Motobugs describe what Motobugs are whereas crabmeat does not describe what Crab Bots are.”