Metal Robotnik

Metal Robotnik
Voice Actor(s)Junpei Takiguchi (Japanese)
Edwin Neal (English)

Metal Robotnik is a large robot that features in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. The design is somewhat reminiscent of the final boss found in the Death Egg in Sonic 2. As well as it's large size, the robot can shoot a multitude of missiles and bullets, sticky glue and also has the ability to fly.

Towards the start of the movie Dr. Robotnik contacts Sonic and Tails and informs them that a giant Metal Robotnik has appeared out of nowhere in the Land of Darkness, accompanied by a large army of robots and is taking over the city. At the same time, a device known as the Robot Generator is running dangerously out of control and, with Metal Robotnik guarding the city, no one can get inside to switch off the generator. Sonic and Tails take off to confront the robot in order to save both the Land of the Sky and the Land of Darkness which are under threat if the generator explodes, and also to save the President and his daughter, Sara, whom Robotnik is holding hostage.

Once they reach the Land of Darkness, Metal Robotnik attacks the pair, and also Knuckles who joins up with them later, in an attempt to stop them entering the city. Just when Metal Robotnik appears to be winning the fight, the three of them manage to get the upperhand and damage the robot enough to put it out of action.

Shortly afterwards, once Sonic, Tails and Knuckles have switched off the robot generator, Metal Robotnik appears a second time, but is too damaged to remain standing. As it crumbles apart it is revealed that Robotnik, along with Sara who he is still being held as his hostage, were controlling the robot all along and were using it to lure Sonic into the city in order to copy his data to be transferred into his newest creation; the Hyper Metal Sonic.

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