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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.
For the first character to be referred to by this name, see Scorpion Bot.

The Scorpion Bot[1] is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom franchise. It is a mass-produced, scorpion-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and one of the doctor's newest classes of robotic foot soldiers.

Appearance

ScorpionBotVsSticks

A Scorpion Bot compared to Sticks.

Based on the typical scorpion, the Scorpion Bots stand at twice the size of Sticks. They have a flat and smooth prosoma (head) and mesosoma (body) with red armor on top, a black underbelly, two small cyan eyes with slit-like pupils and two short yellow chelicerae. Their head armor in particular have two horn-like protrusions along their body. They also have six thin black legs with knife-like red claws and bendable tips, each connected to the body by a grey joint, and two thin pinchers with red and black claws. Their tails are grey and black with segmented red armor, yellow joints, and yellow and black fins. Finally, their stingers are yellow-mouthed tubes with cyan lights on the side.

History

TV series

Season two

ScorpionVillage

Scorpion Bots in the Village.

The Scorpion Bots first appeared to attack the Unnamed Village after Eggman made a way under its defenses. Though they kept Team Sonic busy, the Scorpion Bots still got destroyed.[2] The Scorpion Bots later tried destroying the Fuzzy Puppy Warehouse to boost the value of Eggman's Fuzzy Puppies collection, but were stopped by Team Sonic.[3] Attempting another attack on Team Sonic, Eggman brought his Scorpion Bots with him. Unsurprisingly, they proved again to be not match against Team Sonic.[4] The Scorpion Bots later aided Eggman on an excavation search for Ancient mech suits. On Eggman's order though, the Scorpion Bots would attack Team Sonic when they showed up, only to get crushed by the heroes.[5] Not long after, more Scorpion Bots would fight Team Sonic again and lose, despite Knuckles being occupied with other jobs.[6]

When a Scorpion Bot came with Eggman to attack Team Sonic, its weapon got exploited by Sticks before Amy smashed the Scorpion Bot.[7] A few Scorpion Bots also came with Eggman when he joined T.W. Barker's Circus of Wonders. These robots fought Team Sonic when the group crossed the circus, but left with Eggman when he got sent into a sleepwalking trance.[8] After losing some Scorpion Bots in a fight with Team Sonic, Eggman brought more to a battle with Nominatus and his gang. There, the Scorpion Bots fought Nominatus' Caterpixels until Nominatus and his gang were stopped and captured.[9] Going to the beach, Eggman brought some Scorpion Bots with him. When one of them failed to keep Sonic from taking Eggman's spot, Eggman had them all fight Team Sonic in retaliation, but to no avail.[10]

LightsOut

Amy crushing a Scorpion Bot.

When Eggman thought Team Sonic had stolen change from him, he sicced his Scorpion Bots on them. As the Badniks got crushed by the heroes, Mighton and Bolts intervened to avenge the Scorpion Bots.[11] Later the same day, the Scorpion Bots got infected by malware from Hypnobot, who made them attack the Village alongside other infected robots. There, their onslaught was kept at bay by Team Sonic, whose members eventually split up, leaving the Scorpion Bots with fewer foes to deal with.[12] As the battle raged on, heroes and villagers alike would fight back, but the Scorpion Bots and their allies kept on coming. Once Hypnobot's control was broken though, the remaining Scorpion Bots returned to Eggman.[13] The Scorpion Bots fell under Hypnobot's command again though when he and Eggman made an alliance. Joining the villains' army for an invasion of Morristown, the Scorpion Bots met opposition from Team Sonic and their allies after arriving in the city, until the heroes fell back when Hypnobot began turning the robots in the city against them. However, the Scorpion Bots were defeated when Team Sonic returned with Team Cybonic as support and destroyed Hypnobot.[14]

A Scorpion Bot soon helped its fellow Badniks battle Team Sonic. However, it accidently triggered Eggman's Doomsday Device when Sonic knocked it into it, resulting in an explosion that destroyed Eggman's lair.[15] Sometime after the lair was restored, Eggman had a Scorpion Bot help his robots turn his lair away from the Sunday breeze manually.[16]

Game appearances

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

In Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, the Scorpion Bot made a cameo appearance amongst the sneak peaks at the concept artworks for the second season of Sonic Boom. Its concept artwork can be unlocked for one hundred Ragnium shards in Sonic's Shack.

Personality

Said to be bigger, meaner, and more dangerous than the classic Badniks,[17] the Scorpion Bots are silent, ruthless in battle, single-minded and unquestioningly dedicated to their leader's orders. Other than that, they do not have any noteworthy personalities, despite possessing an AI. They are also not very intelligent.[10]

Powers and abilities

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A Scorpion Bot shooting a fireball.

The Scorpion Bots' stingers are equipped with flamethrowers which can produce flames powerful enough to take out a second-generation Badnik in one shot.[5] The Scorpion Bots can project their flames as either fairly fast fireballs or as a stream of fire.[2][5] As Eggman robots, they are also able to receive power remotely from Eggman's lair.[18]

Weaknesses

Despite their updated design, the Scorpion Bots are very fragile, just like the classic Badnik.[17] Also, being Eggman robots, the Scorpion Bots rely on Eggman's lair to provide them with power. As such, should the lair run out of power, then they will too.[18]

Trivia

  • The Scorpion Bots were first revealed in the concept art featured in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.
  • The Scorpion Bots were the first new Badniks revealed in the concept art from Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice to engage in battle during their debut episode in the Sonic Boom television series.
  • According to Bill Freiberger, the Scorpion Bots were not based on a particular enemy from the Sonic the Hedgehog video games.[19]

Gallery

See also

References

  1. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (8 January 2017). Retrieved on 9 January 2017. “Alexander Soerensen: Cool new Eggman minions in "Multi-Tails" , especially with the whole fireball thing. What are they called? / Bill Freiberger: As one would expect, the robot that resembles as scorpion is called a Scorpion Bot.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lachenaud, Marine; Lachenaud, Cedric (7 January 2017). "Multi-Tails". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 61. Boomerang.
  3. Grenier, Benoit (21 January 2017). "The Evil Dr. Orbot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 63. Boomerang.
  4. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (11 February 2017). "FiendBot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 66. Boomerang.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Flynn, Ian (18 February 2017). "Og Man Out". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 67. Boomerang.
  6. Grenier, Benoit (25 February 2017). "Knine-to-Five Knuckles". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 68. Boomerang.
  7. Sellner, Joelle (1 April 2017). "Mombot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 73. Boomerang.
  8. Burke, Kevin; Wyatt, Chris (8 April 2017). "Muckfoot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 74. Boomerang.
  9. Raut-Siezac, Natalys (15 April 2017). "Nominatus Rising". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 75. Boomerang.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Lachenaud, Marine; Lachenaud, Cedric (22 April 2017). "Eggman's Brother". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 76. Boomerang.
  11. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg; Freiberger, Bill (6 May 2017). "Robots From The Sky Part 1". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 78. Boomerang.
  12. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg; Freiberger, Bill (13 May 2017). "Robots From The Sky Part 2". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 79. Boomerang.
  13. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg; Freiberger, Bill (20 May 2017). "Robots From The Sky Part 3". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 80. Boomerang.
  14. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg; Freiberger, Bill (27 May 2017). "Robots From The Sky Part 4". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 81. Boomerang.
  15. Freiberger, Sam (1 July 2017). "Inn Sanity". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 86. Boomerang.
  16. Beardmore, Marie (29 July 2017). "Eggman's Anti Gravity Ray". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 90. Boomerang.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Sanzaru Games (September 27, 2016). Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. Nintendo 3DS. Sega. Level/Area: Sonic's Shack. "Season 2 Exclusive: Minions, the New Class: Eggman hasn’t just been resting on his laurels during the hiatus between Sonic Boom seasons 1 and 2. Our favorite evil madman has been hard at work crafting a brand new class of minions. They’re bigger, meaner, and more dangerous than ever. …But don’t worry, Team Sonic will still tear through ‘em like tin foil (the cheap dollar store kind, not the name brand stuff)."
  18. 18.0 18.1 Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (4 March 2017). "Blackout". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 69. Boomerang.
  19. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (27 April 2017). Retrieved on 28 April 2017. “Alexander Soerensen: Were the Mantis Bots/Beetle Bots/Scorpion Bots based on a particular enemy from the Sonic games? / Bill Freiberger: No.”