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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Doctor Eggman (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik
Eggman Profile
Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik
Appearances
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog #252

Biographical overview
Nickname

Dr. Eggman

Relatives
Physical description
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Hair

Red

Eyes

Black

Attire
  • Red and yellow dictator uniform
  • Black one-piece pants/boots with silver accents and buttons
  • Dark blue/purple pince nez glasses
  • Grey hexagonal-shaped goggles
Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Evil

Affiliation

Eggman Empire

Likes
  • Conquering the world
  • Designing and building robots
  • His plans succeeding
  • Outsmarting and/or defeating Sonic and friends
  • His empire
  • Obtaining the Chaos Emeralds
  • Roboticization
  • Torturing others
  • Robots
  • Everything obeying his every command
Dislikes
  • The Freedom Fighters
  • Team Chaotix
  • Team Dark
  • Sonic and his friends
  • Being defeated by Sonic or his friends
  • Losing
  • When his plans fail
  • Anyone who betrays him
  • Being insulted
  • His robots or empire being destroyed
  • Failure
  • His lackeys being incompetent
Powers and abilities
Skills
  • Genius level intellect
  • Brilliant expert mechanic and inventor
  • Advanced piloting skills

Doctor Ivo Robotnik, also known by his alias Dr. Eggman, is the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog and its spin-off comic series' published by Archie Comics. He is an evil human scientist and dictator who seeks to rule over the entire world and turn it into his personal Eggman Empire. With his Egg Army, Badnik Horde, and airships, he is ever persistent in his quest for world domination despite his constant losses at the hands of his most hated enemy Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies, the New Freedom Fighters.

Appearance

During during his service to the Kingdom of Acorn, Eggman had a round torso and wore the same costume he had in the earlier Sonic the Hedgehog games - a red shirt/jacket with yellow triangles (which can be described as either a collar or part of a cape, which can be seen on his back), with black pants with connected boots, and mirrored pince-nez sunglasses.

In the present day, Eggman remained obese but has become somewhat burlier, taller and less flabby with long, almost disproportionately thin arms and legs. He now wears both tinted glasses and goggles as headwear, through his moustache retains its length, density and mass. Gone are the cape and his suit-like clothes, in their place an elegant, red coat sporting two square metal buttons on both sides of the chest in gold with white stripes and yellow cuffs on the sleeves with white gloves covering his hands, and a pair of black pants with matching boots seemingly attached to them bearing circular plates on the both sides of the ankles and three square ones riding up the shin.

History

Early life

Dr. Eggman was born as Ivo Robotnik, the grandson of the brilliant scientist Professor Gerald Robotnik. In childhood, Robotnik looked up to his grandfather as a hero, and believed him to be a great man who had done his best to help mankind. Thus the doctor decided to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and became a scientist. However, at some point he became obsessed with the idea of the entire world under his rule, and using his unmatched genius, began his plans.[1]

Early Schemes and conquests

Eggman service

Eggman in service to King Acorn.

At some point, Dr. Robotnik became the royal adviser of King Acorn, the ruler of the Kingdom of Acorn. Unknown to the King, Robotnik planned to overthrow him and had prepared an army of robots to aid in his take over. During Eggman's takeover of Mobotropolis, the event severely injured Bunnie, leading to her receiving cybernetic body parts. After conquering Mobotropolis, he banished King Acorn and Walter Naugus to the Special Zone, and with Mobotropolis under his control he was able to begin the creation of his Eggman Empire and eventually rechristened himself "Dr. Eggman". A young group of heroes would later be formed to stop Robotnik's schemes, and would become known as the New Freedom Fighters. Eventually, his rule over Mobotropolis was ended by the Freedom Fighters and King Acorn was freed soon after. Eggman however had still managed to create a powerful empire for himself and was able to use it to spread his evil ambitions across the globe but would continually come into conflict with his mortal adversary Sonic the Hedgehog and the Freedom Fighters each time.[2][3]

An early attempt of Eggman's to eliminate Sonic involved the Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad and a "captured" Breezie the Hedgehog.[4]

At a later point, he was known to have devised a plan involving the water beast Chaos and his flying airship the Egg Carrier, but was stopped by Sonic with the aid of Tikal.[5][6] Sometime after that, his creation Metal Sonic rebelled against him and became the Metal Overlord, forcing him to rely on the aid of the Chaotix (and later Sonic and his friends) in order to stop it and after its defeat he was able to place a safeguard on Metal Sonic to ensure its continued obedience.[7] Sometime after that, he was caught up in the Black Arms invasion, in which he was one of the many inhabitants of the planet to be rendered immobile by a toxic gas released from the Black Comet.[8][9] At another time, he created a massive Interstellar Amusement Park in order to take control of other planets and enslave a small race of aliens called Wisps in order to harness their Hyper-go-on power for his Mind Control Cannon, luckily this interstellar invasion plan was put to an end thanks to Sonic and Tails.[10][11] More recently, he sent the Tails Doll and Metal Sonic to attack Mobotropolis in retaliation for Walter Naugus stealing his technology, however they were both eventually defeated by Sonic and Tails.[10]

Countdown to Chaos

Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Eggman's original timeline ended.

Following his disastrous failed attempt to stop Sonic from reverting the Super Genesis Wave, Eggman crash-landed in Efrika, cursing both his blue nemesis and Dr. Wily before ordering Orbot and Cubot to drag his Egg Mobile out of the wreckage of the Egg-Wily-Machine-X. However, the days spent trying to find a base proved futile until Axel the Water Buffalo and his Egg Army chapter arrived; Eggman was able to bluff Axel into taking him to the nearest base. En route, Orbot noted that Eggman's forces had not originally been called the "Egg Army", nor was Axel originally the leader of the Efrika division. The doctor acknowledged this, but quickly dismissed it, being more keen on eating, drinking, and getting back to the Death Egg. At the Efrika Egg Army base, he modified the Egg Mobile into an aircraft and flew off. Prior to departure, however, he checked the EggNet and discovered that strange purple fissures were appearing all over the planet. It was clear to the doctor that something was amiss---and he knew it was his fault.[10][5]

Eggman's next stop was Avalon, where he was attacked by G.U.N. aircraft. Confronting Lord Mordred Hood, he demanded to know what was going on before modifying his Egg Mobile into an Egg Walker. Attacking a G.U.N. aircraft carrier, Eggman ravaged it before commandeering a G.U.N. fighter jet and escaping.[12] Next, he arrived in Artika, where Tundra the Walrus had prepared a craft to get him back to to the Death Egg During the journey, Orbot and Cubot became worried of Eggman's haste at getting used to his new surroundings, but Eggman was more concerned about the purple cracks forming in the planet's surface. Before long, the trio finally made it back to Death Egg. Taking his seat on the bridge, Eggman asked his lackeys for a report, expecting good news. To his annoyance, however, he got bad news instead; in the new reality, the New Freedom Fighters had never been decimated as before, and had been busy undermining his plans as usual, most recently in the Metropolis Zone. Demanding more reports, the doctor received another surprise: Sally Acorn, no longer Mecha Sally, had on-board the Death Egg and fled just hours earlier. Eggman, hoping to kill the princess before Sonic could see her again, dispatched Metal Sonic to pursue her; however, the attempt ended in failure.[13][14]

As the Death Egg was preparing for takeoff, Eggman finally revealed what he had discovered in Efrika: the power of the Super Genesis Wave had been too much for the fabric of reality to withstand. The entire multiverse had collapsed upon itself and promptly rebuilt itself as something completely different---their molecular structure had even been altered to accustom to the changes. Even worse, all of the residual energy left over from the Super Genesis Wave's collapse had been trapped within Sonic's World and was now trying to escape---a process that was going to destroy the entire planet. By then, the apocalypse was already too late to prevent: at that very moment, the surface of Mobius shattered into dozens of pieces, thus beginning the Shattered World Crisis.[14]

The Shattered World Crisis

Eggman finds Pickle

Dr. Eggman learns of Pickle.

Sometime after the beginning of the crisis, Eggman, Orbot and Cubot surveyed the damage to the planet from the Eggnet satellite data. Eggman claimed that all of the damage was the darkest consequence of the Super Genesis Wave's energy shadow and that the damage that had been done to reality was beyond repair. Angry over having to conquer a broken world, Eggman quickly searched his Eggnet for anything in regards to the planet's breaking apart that he could potentially use to overcome this crisis. He then found an article about Professor Dillon Pickle's research on the Gaia Manuscripts and asked his henchbots if there were any Egg Army units near Spagonia. The bots give him a negative, due to them being busy securing their territories following the disaster and their transmissions being jammed in the process. He then asked if any Badnik Hordes are near, and Orbot revealed that E-106 Eta's unit was the nearest. Eggman then ordered them to send Eta and his squad to Spagonia University to grab anything and anyone related to Pickle's research there.[15]

Eggman was waiting at Rail Canyon Zone Station for the Egg Train carrying his captives and their research, only for it to arrive badly battered. Despite Orbot's positive note that the train arrived on time, Eggman shouted an order to give an inventory of what was lost. As Eggman opened boxes containing the research in the cart where the Professors where held, Orbot gives the final inventory report: while fuel and munitions remained intact, there was also a total loss of the Badnik Horde, all food spoiled, his two captives gone, and his customized foosball table destroyed. Orbot noted that Eggman did not throw a tantrum despite the losses, but the doctor felt that he had obtained "what really matters" in the form of the Gaia Manuscripts.[16]

Promptly, Eggman called Axel to give a strict order to protect his base at all cost, suspecting it to be one of the Gaia Temples.[16] Later, he hired the Hooligans to search for Chaos Emeralds while he was busy with the crisis.[17] After the trio of mercenaries lost a Chaos Emerald to the Chaotix and Knuckles, Eggman ordered them to make amends by entering the Chaos Emerald Championship in Casino Park.[18] Later, Egg-Bosses Cassia and Clove contacted Eggman to inform him that a Chaos Emerald they had discovered in Crystal Cave had been stolen by the New Freedom Fighters. Realizing that Sally must have obtained the information on the cave from the files she stole from the Death Egg, Eggman contacted Thunderbolt, another of his Egg-Bosses. To his surprise, she had been about to contact him with news of a newly discovered Chaos Emerald. He then ordered her to hang onto it, reasoning that the Freedom Fighters would soon arrive in search of it, allowing her to lure them into a trap.[19] However, he first made an attack on the Sky Patrol, the Freedom Fighters' mobile base, using his new War Walrus. When Rotor Walrus thwarted his intentions, he decided upon a new strategy using a brand new Tails Doll.[20]

As expected, the Freedom Fighters came looking for Thunderbolt's Emerald, and succeeded in capturing it despite Thunderbolt's trap due to Sonic's unexpected transformation into the Sonic the Werehog. A very angry Eggman ordered her to ensure that another Emerald didn't fall into their hands, and began debating over the virtues of Roboticized slaves as opposed to Cyberized minions. However, he was then informed by Orbot that the chaos caused by the planet breaking apart had actually allowed the Egg Army to gain ground while their opponents were stretched thin. After learning as well of the massive amount of Dark Gaia energy around the planet, Eggman decided to keep the Chaos Emeralds and Gaia Temples secure to prevent the planet's restoration. He then began making plans to build a facility to concentrate and refine the Dark Gaia energy. When the Freedom Fighters made an attempt for the second Emerald located in Soumerca, Eggman had E-100 Series units Lambda, Kappa, and Iota in position to intercept them, which Orbot considered overkill. The Freedom Fighters barely managed to escape, but Eggman successfully secured the Chaos Emerald and inserted the Tails Doll aboard the Sky Patrol while the defenses were down.[21][22]

The next Emerald was in the possession of Eggman's former minion Breezie, who had organized the Chaos Emerald Championship to decide who would claim the gem. Eggman contacted her and demanded that she turn over the Emerald to him. Breezie refused to do so, however, countering Eggman's threats of attack with the reminder of the strain put on his resources by the planetary crisis. She then reminded him that he would be fighting his own robots if he did attack her, and then noted that he would lose his best export if he cut off her supply. An offer to buy the Emerald off of her was rejected, as she noted that her tournament was a huge hit with the planet' populace and a boon to her entire network. Much to Eggman's irritation, Breezie put him on hold while she checked on another matter, and then hung up on him in the midst of his tirade. Furious at her defiance, he contacted the Hooligans and ordered them to sabotage Casino Park's defenses in the event that they were unable to win the tournament, only to receive another irritation as Nack insisted upon being paid for any sabotage. Eggman begrudgingly agreed, but warned the Hooligans not to fail him again. He then contacted Metal Sonic, who at the time was on a mission in Apotos, and sent him to Casino Park as well.[4] As it turned out, Sonic, Tails, and Amy were also competing in Breezie's tournament, as were Knuckles, Espio, and Honey the Cat. The Hooligans decided to play by Breezie's rules at first, but were eliminated one by one; by the final round, only Sonic and Knuckles were left. Undaunted, Eggman gave the Hooligans clearance to proceed with the backup plan in preparation for Metal Sonic's imminent arrival, determined to put Breezie in her place despite acknowledging how far she had come in her own endeavors.[23][24]

Personality

Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is the ruthless and megalomaniacal ruler of the Eggman Empire. He is a power-hungry tyrant who believes that his superior intellect makes him the rightful ruler of the world, a view which makes him incredibly arrogant and gives him a psychotic sense of self-entitlement that urges him to not just rule over the planet, but over the entire universe as well. Eggman is a strict man of science and technology, and has little care for the environment, magic, plant life or other living creatures, preferring to have his territories be completely dominated by factories and machinery with no sign of natural elements. His ultimate goal is to turn the world into his ideal robotic empire which he has dubbed "Eggmanland" and is determined to cause as much chaos and destruction to achieve this goal.

He is a manipulative individual who will do whatever it takes to further his plans and will gladly take control over the minds of animals, Humans or even divine beings against their will all for the sake of achieving his goals without caring about the harm he does to them or the world. His uncaring personality is mostly due to his over-inflated ego, as he only views himself and his machinery with utmost pride; the only other individual Eggman has ever admired is his grandfather Gerald Robotnik, whose life would play a major role in influencing Eggman's views. Eggman has no problem boasting about his superior intellect and mastery of science, often making long-winded proclamations about his superiority and looking down on anyone who would disagree. While Eggman's overly prideful views are the core parts of his personality, they are also his greatest weakness, as they cause him to become far too overconfident and arrogant when facing those who challenge his attempts at world domination and it usually leads to his downfall.

Eggman's psychotic mentality makes him a very dangerous man, but it also seems to make him somewhat eccentric and he often acts like an immature and short-tempered blowhard, especially when things don't go his way. Nonetheless, he is still a cruel and conniving individual under the right circumstances, and when he has complete control over the situation, and his plans go accordingly he prefers to toy with his enemies rather than finish them off from the start, but this arrogance as mentioned before is what usually leads to his own downfall. Eggman has a peculiar fascination with the word "Egg", having given himself the name "Eggman" and giving many of his creations egg-themed names and appearances, such as the Egg Fleet, the Egg Pawns, the Death Egg and the Egg Mobile.

According to Breezie, Eggman hates the idea of his robots fighting each other.

Powers and abilities

Eggman is a brilliant scientist and inventor with an IQ of 300 whose mastery of technology knows no bounds, able to create machines that can cause mass destruction or harness the power of nature and the divine itself. His remarkable skills as an engineer and programmer are best evidenced by the armies of robots and mechs he's created for his numerous world domination attempts, some of which he has been able to build and program in only a matter of hours. He is an incredibly skilled pilot: able to manipulate many different kinds of his own mechs, robots and vehicles in difficult battles with Sonic. His most well known ability is his masterminded plots and schemes, however even when successful his plans usually meet with failure due to Sonic and his friends and Eggman's own arrogant overconfidence.

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • In the Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline, it seems as though Robotnik has lost much of his former territory/spheres of influence. This is likely being done to reflect the games, where Dr. Eggman apparently controls little territory (he intends to do so, however). It is unknown if he will lose more territory, or if he will lose all of it, but he does not control 99.9% of the planet like in the Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline.
  • In the Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline Dr. Eggman's true name is no longer considered Julian Kintobor since the Robotnik and Kintobor families are no longer related, making Ivo Robotnik Eggman's true name.
  • Due to the Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline being more similar to the video games and Dr. Eggman himself stating in Sonic the Hedgehog #256 "our molecular make-up changed to match our new histories" it's possible that Dr. Eggman is now a human and not an Overlander, but there is no further evidence to state that this is true.

References

  1. Sonic Adventure 2
  2. Sonic Super Digest Special Edition #9, "Sonic Comic Origins - The Belle in the Machine"
  3. Sonic/Mega Man X Free Comic Book Day 2014, "Sonic Comic Origins: Sally--The Exiled Leader"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #253, "Countdown to Chaos Part One: The Builder"
  6. Sonic Adventure/Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
  7. Sonic Heroes
  8. Sonic Universe #59, "Shadow Fall Part One: Into the Unknown"
  9. Shadow the Hedgehog
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #252, "At All Costs Part 2: A New Lease on Life"
  11. Sonic Colors
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog #254, "Countdown to Chaos Part Two: The Soldier"
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog #255, "Countdown to Chaos Part Three: The Rabbot"
  14. 14.0 14.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #256, "Countdown to Chaos Finale: The Princess and the Hammer"
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog #257, "Damage Control"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #259, "The Chase: Part Two"
  17. Sonic Universe #63, "The Great Chaos Caper Part One: On the Hunt"
  18. Sonic Universe #66, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Four: Water Way To Go!"
  19. Sonic the Hedgehog #263, "Consequences"
  20. Sonic the Hedgehog #265, "The Grand Tour"
  21. Sonic the Hedgehog #266, "Ambushed! Part One"
  22. Sonic the Hedgehog #267, "Ambushed! Part Two"
  23. Sonic the Hedgehog #269, "Champions Part Two: Climbing the Brackets"
  24. Sonic the Hedgehog #270, "Champions Part Three: Raising the Stakes"

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