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Bomb[1] is a character that appears in Knuckles' Chaotix. He is a robot mechanic created by Dr. Robotnik who, together with his co-worker Heavy, form Robotnik's Mechanix.[1] Apparently, he later left Robotnik's forces to help the Chaotix.

Appearance

Bomb has a spherical body resembling a cherry bomb. The top half of his body is black and the bottom half of his body is red. He also has no facial features and a white fuse on the top of his body. He has also silver metallic limbs with yellow gloves and white and red shoes.

History

During Dr. Robotnik's operations in the Newtrogic High Zone, Bomb worked as one of Robotnik's mechanics alongside Heavy the Robot. Claiming to have escaped Robotnik's clutches, Bomb and Heavy joined up with Knuckles and the Chaotix to help them challenge Robotnik's machinations, although it is speculated that the duo's true goal was to slow the heroes down for Robotnik.[1] Regardless of Bomb and Heavy's true allegiance, Knuckles and his allies succeeded in defeating Robotnik's plans.

Personality

Bomb has a tendency to blow up when things look bleak.[1]

Powers and abilities

Bomb is able to induce harmful explosions by detonating himself. Bomb's explosions have little effect on himself, however, as he is able to recover from them fairly qyickly.

Weakness

As his small stature would imply, Bomb is not very strong or quick.[1]

In other media

Archie Comics

Blog Heavy-Bomb

Bomb and Heavy in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Bomb and his partner Heavy were created by Dr. Robotnik, but defected upon becoming self-aware. After temporarily joining the Chaotix, Bomb and Heavy disappeared. They eventually came back, serving in Royal Secret Service under Geoffrey St. John. However, on one mission, the two were reprogrammed to assassinate the Acorn family, and were destroyed by the defending Sonic and co. Later, rebuilt versions of the two were sent to assassinate Mina Mongoose. However, they were also thwarted and seemingly destroyed. Bomb and Heavy were later rebuilt and reprogrammed back to their sentient selves by Rotor to protect New Mobotropolis as members of Team Freedom.

Trivia

  • Bomb was one of the first robots to turn on Eggman and help Sonic's allies. Others to follow are HeavyE-102 Gamma and E-123 Omega, although their allegiance is questionable.
  • Bomb's abilities are the reverse of that of Heavy: He is very weak, and explodes when hit (the explosion can damage both enemies and his ally), but is faster on his feet and has a decent height jump.
  • In Knuckles' Chaotix, Heavy and Bomb can be paired up with any of the other characters, but not with each other (unless the level select code is used).
  • If one uses an Action Replay code, they can select Heavy and Bomb at the bottom of the character select screen, where their names are listed as ""Heavy the Mechanic" and "Bomb the Mechanic".

Gallery

Sprites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) North American instruction manual, p. 9.

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