Dr. Ivo Robotnik (STC)
|Dr. Ivo Robotnik|
|First Appearance||Sonic the Comic #1|
This is Dr. Robotnik, full name Dr. Ivo Robotnik, as he appears within the Sonic the Comic continuity. Naturally, he serves as the main antagonist of the series, attempting to overthrow the Planet Mobius.
It is unknown how Dr. Robotnik first came to arrive on Planet Mobius as the only human, however, he was not always known as Dr. Robotnik, and in the beginning he was actually a kind, slender, well-meaning scientist known as Dr. Ovi Kintobor. Contrary to his current ambitions of absolute domination of the planet, Dr. Kintobor was working to rid the planet of evil and was even good friends with Sonic. They worked together, using a device Dr. Kintobor had invented know as the Retro-Orbital Chaos Compressor, or ROCC for short, which was absorbing all the planet's evil and storing it within six emeralds. But, due to Dr. Kintobor not being able to locate the seventh emerald, the machine was unstable.
One day, Dr. Kintobor was hungry and went to make something to eat for Sonic and himself, but all that was in the fridge was a rotten egg. Whilst carrying the rotten egg, Dr. Kintobor tripped over some cabling and fell onto the ROCC, causing it to explode. The resulting explosion caused Dr. Kintobor's body to combine with that of the evil already contained in the emeralds and the rotten egg, transforming Dr. Kintobor's body from a slender man to the shape of an egg. His personality was completely reversed due to the absorption of the evil.
 Conquer of MobiusSonic 1 and Sonic 2 had already occurred, leaving Dr. Robotnik with two failed major attempts at overthrowing the planet. As of issue #4 it was revealed that Dr. Robotnik had moved his base of operations into the Special Zone and was in the process of attempting to remove all the Star Posts to stop people, particularly Sonic, from bothering him there. During this time Dr. Robotnik also took control over everything in the Special Zone, including the Omni-Viewer, an omnipotent being with powers such as teleportation, displaying images of the past and time travel.
In issue #8, whilst Sonic was in the Special Zone with Tails, Johnny Lightfoot and Porker Lewis, Dr. Robotnik used the Omni-Viewer in order to send Sonic and the others into the future. This left Dr. Robotnik with free-reign over the planet, allowing him to conquer it unchallenged. When Sonic and others reappeared six months later, they found that Dr. Robotnik had already conquered the vast majority of the planet and stepped up his badnik production, creating a large army of Trooper badniks.
 Designissue #21 and #22. Dr. Robotnik encased himself within an eggshell and emerged transformed, claiming to feel more powerful, deadly and rotten than ever. This new design matched the design seen in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon.
Dr. Robotnik remained with this design until the comics conclusion, although his outfit was updated during the Sonic Adventure storyline adaptation first seen in issue #178. In this update Dr. Robotnik started to wear the same outfit as worn by Dr. Eggman in the Dreamcast games, although his actual body design remained the same and didn't contain the style changes seen in the game such as Dr. Eggman's elongated legs.
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