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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
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Mega Bot,[2] formerly known as Giant Robot,[3] is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom series. It is a large robot model created by Dr. Eggman, which is based on an existing design.[4]

Appearance

Being based on the Mega, Mega Bot greatly resembles its template. It has a black upper torso with broad and round yellow shoulders which are dotted with short spikes, thick grey and black arms with yellow and black hazard stripes, and four-fingered hands. Its lower body consists of a red pelvis with grey tracks for legs and yellow and black hazard stripes on the front. It has an exhaust pipe on its back and large vent-like tubes next to the shoulders (the one on the right doubles as a laser cannon). For a head it has a red eye with a slit-like pupil and a thick yellow neck. Unlike the Mega, it has red form-fitting shields on its forearms.

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The Giant Robot model for Bot Racing.

Mega Bot comes in another variant with a different paintjob. This version's eye socket, torso, left arm and right forearm are black while its right shoulder and upper arm are red.[5] Another version of Mega Bot used for Bot Racing possesses a purple eye socket, purple shoulders, purple shoulder tubes, a blue torso, and a light blue eye. This model is also noticeably smaller than the original, is missing the shields on its arms, and has legs instead of tracks.

History

Games

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

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Giant Robot racing Sonic.

In Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, a scaled-down Giant Robot model was chosen as one of Dr. Eggman's EggBot Racers to beat Sonic in a racing competition. Receiving Eggman's new Ragnium fuel and other upgrades, Giant Robot gained a massive speed boost and new abilities. When its turn came to race Sonic, however, Giant Robot proved no match for Sonic.

TV series

Season one

The first Mega Bot (back then known as "Giant Robot") was designed by Dr. Eggman to utilize the power gathered by the Power-absorbant Insoles. When Eggman tricked Sonic, whose speed was the ultimate power source, to wear these insoles, the doctor sent Mega Bot at Team Sonic. The heroes tried fighting it, but with Sonic constantly running around with the insoles, Mega Bot grew too powerful to defeat. However, Mega Bot's power source proved to be its undoing when Sonic began running around excessively and generated too much power for the robot to contain, causing it to explode.[3]

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Mega Bot during Eggman's filming.

A new Mega Bot was later used by Eggman during the filming of his mind-enslavement movie where it performed fighting scenes with Sonic, only for Sonic's stuntman, Knuckles, to take Mega Bot's beating in Sonic's stead.[5] Eggman later used Mega Bot to attack the Village, after he got his Background Music Generator. The robot managed to capture Zooey, but Tails arrived in his plane and destroyed the robot with his Unbolterizer, saving Zooey.[6]

Mega Bot was soon used to attack Team Sonic again, but was felled by Sonic's spin attack just as Eggman planned a Fuzzy Puppies session with Amy.[7] The next time, Mega Bot was used as an opening attack on Team Sonic by Team Eggman (Eggman's league of villains). As Mega Bot fought, Team Sonic was gradually divided by Team Eggman, leaving only Sonic to face Mega Bot, with Eggman and Charlie proving it with backup. However, Mega Bot short-circuited when Sonic knocked Charlie's Mech Suit into it.[8]

Season two

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Mega Bot vs. Sonic's Mech Suit.

Brought along for backup, Mega Bot engaged Sonic after he broke his team out of Eggman's latest trap with a new mech suit. However, it was no match for Sonic's Mech Suit and was quickly destroyed.[2] Later rebuilt, Mega Bot was given the Fregosi Sapphire by Eggman as a power source. The gem's power made Mega Bot nearly invincible, enabling it to overpower Team Sonic when they arrived. However, when Mega Bot shot down Bea, Amy dislodged its gem in her anger, allowing Team Sonic to destroy Mega Bot.[9] Rebuilt again, Mega Bot would help Eggman attack what appeared to be Sonic, which was revealed to be a decoy doll in the aftermath.[10]

Personality

Like many of Eggman's other battle robots, Mega Bot displays little to no personality of its own, being silent, single-minded and unquestioningly dedicated to the doctor's orders.

Powers and abilities

Team Sonic vs Giant Robot

Mega bot firing its laser.

Mega Bot possesses many of the same abilities as the Mega, along with some unique to itself. Like a tank, it is very sturdy, being unfazed by even Knuckles' punches to its body, and is strong enough to topple palm trees. It can also fire intense energy beams from its eye and right shoulder pad, launch missiles, and is equipped with red shields on its forearms which it can use to deflect or block projectiles, like Sonic's spin attack or Sticks' Boomerang.[3][7][8] It also has an articulated waist joint, allowing it to rotate its torso 360 degrees around.[2]

The first version of Mega Bot had no internal power source. Instead, it receiving power remotely from the Power-absorbant Insoles which drew energy from Sonic's running. The more power Mega Bot received, the stronger and faster it became.[3] This ability has seemingly been removed from the later designs. Nowadays, it is able to receive power remotely from Eggman's lair like all of Eggman's robots.[11]

Weaknesses

The first Mega Bot had an upper limit for how much power it could receive from the Power-absorbant Insoles. Receiving too much power would cause it to overload and explode.[3] After having its energy source switched out, Mega Bot became reliant on Eggman's lair to provide it with power. As such, should the lair run out of power, then it will too.[11]

Trivia

  • Mega Bot was given its original name ("Giant Robot") because Dr. Eggman was too busy to plan his trap with the Power-absorbant Insoles to give it a proper name.[3]
  • The reason Mega Bot resembles the Mega is because Sonic Boom's limited design budget required the staff to reuse pre-existing designs to make new robots.[12]
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Giant Robot on the boxart of Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.

  • There are some inconsistencies to Mega Bot's design in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. On the game's boxart, Mega Bot is depicted with the same design it has in the television series (not including its coloration), but in the game itself, its arms are much smaller and it has legs instead of tracks.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (4 February 2017). "Mech Suits Me". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 65. Boomerang.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Barichella, Thomas (28 March 2015). "Sole Power". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  4. Bill Freiberger (30 March 2015). Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on 30 March 2015. “Bill Freiberger: Giant Robot is a new robot but is based on an existing design.”
  5. 5.0 5.1 Freiberger, Sam (21 July 2015). "Eggman the Auteur". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 33. Cartoon Network.
  6. Harrison, Reid (22 August 2015). "Tails' Crush". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 40. Cartoon Network.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harrison, Reid (10 October 2015). "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 47. Cartoon Network.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (14 November 2015). "It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 52. Cartoon Network.
  9. Robinson, Cindy (25 March 2017). "Give Bees A Chance". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 72. Boomerang.
  10. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (24 June 2017). "Sticks and Amy's Excellent Staycation". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 85. Boomerang.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (4 March 2017). "Blackout". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 69. Boomerang.
  12. Bill Freiberger (30 March 2015). Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on 30 March 2015. “Bill Freiberger: Due to the show's design budget we sometimes reuse pre-existing robot designs and make changes to create new robots.”