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    Dr. Robotnik (The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)

    Note: This will only talk about his incarnation from the cartoon Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Click here for the page that discusses Dr. Eggman in the games (and other portrayals of Eggman in comics, etc). This page is dedicated to John William "Long John" Baldry, may he rest in peace.

    Dr. Robotnik (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
    Dr. Ivo Robotnik (AOSTH).png
    "SnooPING AS usual I see!"
    Gender: Male
    Type: Megalomaniacal Sadist
    Age: His 40s or 50s
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Long John Baldry
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

    Robotnik is... to me the perfect image of self-love. He's not perfect, he's imperfect... his full-blown belief in himself. He is actually extremely excited by the fact that he exists, and the fact the others do not feel the same way simply spurs him on to greater heights of villainy. He is jealous of the hedgehog -- 'why should he get the applause? Give it to Robotnik!' He really believes in his own romantic self and... I don't know if I'm getting too adult here but in his own sexiness, "Animation's sexiest fat man".Milton Knight describes Robotnik's narcissism as a part of his character.

    Dr. Ivo. Robotnik, better known as Dr. Robotnik, is the main antagonist of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog series. He's a human scientist with an IQ of 300 and dreams of dominating Mobius and turning it into Robotropolious, but his constant plots to conquer Mobius are always thwarted by Sonic and his friends like Tails, Professor Von Schlemmer, Professor Caninestein, and many more to list. Robotnik has a more comical "evil genius" persona than any other interpretation of the character. Rather than being the sadistic misanthrope that he is in the video games and other shows, in AoSTH however, he is more of a comedic foil for Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends to poke fun at.


    He has an abusive mother who raised Robotnik to be a lying scoundrel and to never tell the truth, practically raising him to become what he is today; this was also revealed in "Zoobotnik" as Momma Robotnik spanked Robotnik for telling the truth about what went wrong. As the verbal and physically demeaning abuse he receives from his mother was what raised him to be evil. And he has a mentally unstable cousin who Robotnik sent him to the World of Confusion for Warpnik's sheer insanity.

    Robotnik became the villain that he is today ever since he was a teenager due to having a personal vendetta over Lucas being a love interest for Lucidina, a woman Robotnik loved and desired to be married to since he was a teenager, who cared more about Lucas and wanted nothing to do with Robotnik whatsoever. This led to Robotnik trapping him in a cage for thirty years and beginning his villainous career.

    He created a squad of his own called the S.S.S.S. Squad, which has an organization that includes many robots of his own that were "hired" to catch and subdue Sonic the Hedgehog singlehandedly, where Robotnik would destroy Sonic himself. Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts are his most notable members that are infamous for screwing up at catching Sonic, this is one of the biggest reasons his plans backfire and one of the biggest reasons why he mistreats the aforementioned trio through physical assault and verbal abuse. It's taken to the point where Robotnik's strongest weak points are taken to a fault are his extreme levels of arrogance and his countless shortcomings with defeating Sonic due to his fair share of mental lapses behind his actions like how he almost always places the blame for any failure on his underlings or anyone than himself. It's quite clear that Robotnik is not the smartest character or at the very least, not the most effective character in this show due to how much he is lacking in some level of common sense and showing a huge level of incompetence whilst still being all-knowing in robotology, wordplay, science, and self-image. Nonetheless, he is a cowardly and childish but still a very evil man, betraying everyone whenever he can yet still trying to lie his way out of situations by promising wealth and fortune for compliance. It is often made very clear that he would do whatever it takes to rule the planet of Mobius, even if it means the suffering of those around him.

    Despite the comedic tone of his character to enforce the series' style of 'absurd fun' like Robotnik's humorous insults, hammy mannerisms, sarcastic wit, and constant failures to achieve most of his plans, Robotnik has demonstrated that he was capable of being threatening despite being inefficient, angry, childish and a very goofy villain. Notable cases of these include the episode "Mass Transit Trouble"; which involved him sabotaging mass transit systems all across Mobius with bombs that'd kill everyone and such to the point that Sonic couldn't save everyone at once. He also has kidnapped plenty of Mobian people, most notably Tails and Professor Von Schlemmer. Robotnik either forced them to create a weapon to use against Sonic, or made death threats to further Robotnik's goals. There were times when he can be violent, aggressive, or belligerent when he needs to be as seen in episodes like "Sonic's Breakout" and "Super Robotnik" for example, all because of how wrathful, egotistical and short-tempered he can be, showing how much of a formidable streak he has if he isn't being pathetic or whenever Sonic isn't hindering Robotnik.

    Why He's An Amazingly Hilarious Version of Eggman

    1. As the very first portrayal of Eggman to be seen on television, his portrayal as an egotistical, tyrannical, self-serving, underhanded, and humorous mad scientist with a pompous attitude and personal hatred towards Sonic is extremely entertaining, funny, and unforgettable, and is by far, the most memeable/fan-favorite incarnation of Eggman ever made, right next to the more recent Fan-Dubs Eggman.
    2. He is an entertainingly over-the-top villain who felt fairly dominant and passionate, yet still human and fallible in character.
    3. Despite him often being the flamboyant, hotheaded, frustrated, and hare-brained comic foil to Sonic and his friends when Robotnik has an "Elmer Fudd vs Bugs Bunny" type of relationship with Sonic, there were episodes that have let Robotnik have his glorious moments of nearly succeeding at his plans and being somewhat of a threat outside his generally bumbling, childish and ridiculous nature (i.e "Super Robotnik" is a prime example).
      • Speaking of which, he follows the logic of Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck in the 50s in a more cartoonish and villainous way in the role of a "humorous evil scientist", which goes on par with their levels of charm. As Robotnik is a sympathetic Love To Hate type of villain you want to see what's coming to him, but also want him to overrule Sonic for defeating him all the time.
    4. In spite of every one of his shortcomings and flaws, Robotnik shows certain degrees of brilliance, as he is known for coming up with cunning plans to torture anyone or getting an advantage over Mobians, such as his somehow perfect disguises.
    5. His exaggeratedly mean-spirited personality perfectly fits Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog’s tone of "absurd fun".
      • He may be greedy and self-serving, but these traits are presented in a really goofy and humorous manner that makes him easy to root for, much like Robbie Rotten or Dick Dastardly. It can also be considered a breath of fresh air from all the "goody-two-shoes" heroes.
    6. Long John Baldry did an awesome and brilliantly entertaining job voicing him. You can just tell that he had a blast voicing him by providing a comically hammy tone to Robotnik's British-sounding voice, making Robotnik incredibly expressive and exuberant whenever he expresses distress, misery, concern, zeal, sarcasm, deceit, fury, joy, megalomania, and pensive thought.
      • He has a very unique vocal characteristic, placing a lot of emphasis on his speech, most notably rolling all his "R"s.
      • The babbles, yells, laughs, growls, grunts, and groans he makes are just as amazing to listen to and perfectly fit Robotnik's comedic traits.
      • Whenever he sings, it's like he does opera and it makes sense since Long John Baldry was one of the many vocalists to sing the blues in clubs.
    7. He is the only version of Dr. Eggman/Dr. Robotnik whose design looks very inspired by Wally Walrus from The Woody Woodpecker Show (1957), to the point that his conical head design looks identical to his.
    8. Due to Robotnik's levels of charm and enjoyability as a character, he has spawned a lot of memes (even to this day after the PINGAS meme was already overused), and it's all thanks to Robotnik himself (and the talented Long John Baldry who will always be remembered).
    9. Even when he's paired with his dim-witted assistants, he still manages to steal the show due to his humorous personality.
      • It's always entertaining and hilarious to see Robotnik lashing his anger at his robotic henchmen for being complete idiots who can't do anything right.
    10. He single-handedly brought the show alive. His manic, exaggerated, and purely comedic personality made almost every scene featuring him both insanely amusing as a mostly ineffectual yet eccentric villain that shows signs of hilarious egotism. Especially since he is depicted as the comic foil for Sonic to poke fun at, yet he is still intriguing as a character who was given a lot of focus as a secondary main character for how persistently underhanded and ambitious he is (especially with glorious moments of nearly succeeding at his plans and actually imposing a threat for once). His very presence and his ridiculous, campy, and wonderfully hammy moments still make him much more fun to watch than usual.
    11. His comedically harsh, sophisticated, witty, and silly-sounding insults and retorts are extremely hilarious, quotable, and entertaining to listen to.
      • Examples of these include "You metallic morons!" & "That blasted hedgehog!" as two examples from his series of insults.
      • They are always varied as a form of puns, wordplay, and the word usage can sometimes even be clever enough to the point of teaching different and unusual bits of vocabulary that aren't often said or used for the intended young audience that Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was set on. These range from conventional insults like "twerps", "boneheads", "fool", "brats", "idiots", "nitwits", "nincompoops", "pests", and "incompetent fools". To the much more unique, distinctive, or wackier bits of dialogue like "You metallic morons!", "You dumb-bots!", "You fish-fondling fruitcake!", "That blasted hedgehog!", "That blue brrat-nik!", "You bolt-brained dolt!", "You breakaway bumpkin!", "You clanking cretins!", "You despicable rrruiner of rrromance!", "You dunce-bots!", "Those unsuspecting fogies", "You brrrainless buffoons", "You glorified porcupine!", "That heinous hedgehog!", "You ingrates!", "You insolent junkpile!", "You lamebrrrained, knuckle-drrragging dork!", "That meddling, high-speed hedgehog!", "You metal-brrrained meatheads!", "You miserable mess of micro-chips!", "Nicombots!", "Rapscallion!", "You shrrrimpy sherlock!", "Listen to me you, sniveling tokey robot!", "You steel-headed stupid-niks!", and especially "You two-tailed two-timer!".
    12. Despite being a buffoon and a childishly incompetent narcissist, there were a fair amount of times when he can be quite dangerous. As he did manage to keep Sonic (or his friends) captive at times, has terrorized Mobius plenty of times, and has a formidable streak that most Mobians tend to underestimate of him.
      • There were many implications that Robotnik took over Mobius, in episodes like "Musta Been A Beautiful Baby" showcased Robotnik his trophies and awards for conquering Mobius, and in the Christmas episode "Sonic's Christmas Blast"; it is shown that he literally takes over Mobius and turned it into Robotropolis as you see statues of Robotnik everywhere and Sonic, while making a hoax to trick Scratch and Grounder, claimed that he'd have to pay Scratch and Grounder in Robotnik Bucks.
      • While most of Robotnik's schemes are outlandish and cartoony, he commits outright terrorism in "Mass Transit Trouble", where he and his Badniks attempt to bomb three transit centers. Furthermore, the Badniks are far more competent than usual, Sonic just barely scrapes by with his life after retrieving the bombs, and instead of his typical "slapstick-induced humiliation" scenes, Robotnik receives a minor self-inflicted personal injury upon learning that his plan has failed to make the world bend to his feet.
    13. His powerful and empowered egos; Super Robotnik and Supreme High Robotnik, are incredibly awesome. As both of these ultimate forms are great examples of making him a good threat to Sonic by using his omnipotent strength and murderous strategies that nearly allowed him to win, and his comedic traits upon having this power make him all the more entertaining than usual.
    14. He is the only version of Dr. Eggman who even got his very own game while the show he starred in was popular for the time. That being Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (1993), which is an addictive and memorable Puyo-Puyo-styled game made by SEGA and the makers of Puyo-Puyo as well.
      • Of the game, the way he is animated in the 16-bit game is spastic and energetic, making him full of life.
      • In the 8-bit cutscenes, he may be typically bossy with his henchmen, but enjoyable lines such as his phrase "Now quit smirking and start working.", is pretty cool to see.
      • Even though in the show all of his droids are hopelessly stupid, his robots in this game are far more intelligent and formidable to beat. To the point where it's surprising how intelligent Scratch and Grounder's AI is, and especially the robots that Sonic easily tricked in the pilot (the final three before Scratch in particular), in a puzzle game no less!
    15. All of his theme songs are pure gold, as it's the most iconic theme for a villain ever made!
    16. His scientific gadgets, interior designing, and contraptions are very creative and extravagant, especially by sci-fi standards.
    17. Despite being narcissistic and a power-hungry megalomaniac throughout the show, he is extremely sympathetic. As revealed in "Zoobotnik", Sonic enjoys making Robotnik suffer even though Sonic had several opportunities to get rid of Robotnik for good, and Robotnik also has an abusive mom who wants him to be evil, always coming back to make Robotnik win or to humiliate him for not being a threat. So where his incompetence is often comedic, it can raise a certain level of sympathy. This is carried to the point where Robotnik was considered rootable by many fans.
    18. He also provided tons of quotable/unforgettable one-liners and dialogue, these include:
      • “Snooping as usual I see!”
      • “I've called you all together because you're the worst assortment of low-life mercenaries I ever made! You're mean! You're malicious! You're my kind of rotten!!!!”
      • “Ever since I launched my ingenious plan to conquer the planet Mobius, one trouble-making teenager has made me tear every hair from my beautiful head!!”
      • “No-wa!”
      • “SILENCE!”
      • “True, depressing but true.”
      • “How dare anyone interrupt me when I'm being vicious!”
      • “I do have one small criticism. The ending was little 'eh, PREDICTABLE!”
      • “Sonic!! They are doomed! There is no escape! From the wrath, of Rrrobotnik!”
      • “Sonic fell for it! Tails is ours! I'll have to give myself a prrrrrrromotion!!”
      • “Me??? Keep a prrromise? That's rich! Fools, idiots!”
      • “You are corrrect, you should've captured Sonic!!”
      • “Five miles of my sewer unplugged with crrudge and sludge, go and clean it out!!”
      • “Hahahahaha how gorgeously grrross! How fantastically frrightful! Now all of Mobius will be in my power!!”
      • “Scare everrybody out of their pants! I want the village cleared! I just live for these mean moments.”
      • “I just love sharing a cozy hot cup of 'LAPSANG SOUCHONG' tea.”
      • “Shut up! All of you! You are all incompetent! And you stink of fish!! I haven't seen such lunacy ever since I banned my crazy cousin Dr. Warpnik to the World of Confusion, no more excuses! I want that heinous hedgehog, hammered! And I mean now!!
      • “He's out there still! Mocking me with his scarless speed!”
      • “Yes! That's it! My eyes like pools, my teeth like polished ivory! That's what I look like!!”
      • “Well-come to my humble but uh, very expensive, magnificent and opulent abode.”
      • “Ah hahaha! Welcome to my dungeon! Since you can't seem to get my message, I thought I better; hammer it in!”
      • “The most fabulously fiendish of all my fiendish plots is hatched!”
      • “For years I've waited the day to meet this amazing Amazon. Katella goes from planet to planet and captures rare and unusual living specimens; which she sells to zoos in other galaxies. This is indeed the most, fortunate turn of events! And I know exactly how to cash in on it, the Hedgehog is dohohohoomed! Hahahahahahaha!!”
      • “Why am I reaching you at the coordinates of the abandoned space station?! WHY!? WHY?! WHY!!”
      • “The mighty huntress is here at least! Go down and open the door!! Think you can manage that, without falling on your faces?”
      • “Hahaha yes uh, we all love a good joke, why don't we move on to the cutting of the cake?”
      • “I'm ssure glad you don't hate me.”
      • “Butbutbutbut- Thowouou! I'm sorry! I'll never tell the truth again! Oh! Ow!! I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG!!”
      • “Gough! This isn't, my sport! How about some tiddlywinks?”
      • “Get on with it you pre-fabricated piece of poultry!”
      • “Get to the point or your name will be "MUD"!”
      • “You got trouble spine-puss!”
      • “Blast at you, turbocharged troublemaker! Hold, still!!”
      • “What are you doing? You mutinous mutants!”
      • “You metallic morons!!”
      • “You miserable micrro-brains! You bunch of blunders! You metal-brained meatheads!!”
      • “Then allow me to repeat myself yet again! YOU! ARE! NINCOMBOTS!!”
      • “Then go open it YOU nincom-bot! You stupor! You miserable mess of micro-chips!!”
      • You insolent junkpile! My plan was foolproof, too bad it wasn't moron-proof!”
      • “Don't just stand there boneheads! DO something!!”
      • “Snap out of it you clucking klutz! How are you feeling?”
      • “It's working fine! It just can't make you any stupider than you already are.”
      • “I knew it! I knew you tin heads would find a way to slip up!”
      • “You insolent junkpile! My plan was foolproof! Too bad it wasn't moron-proof.”
      • “A rock?! You brrrought me a rrrrock?!?!”
      • “It's my new Eggomatic tunnel-izer and my town terrorizer!! See that ugly empty space in front of my fortress? In six hours that village will be gone!! Vanished! Destroyed! Obliterated!! I'm flooding it! I'm going tunnel into the main Mobius reservoir, steal all of its water, and turn that town into Lake, Rrrrobotnik!”
      • “You two-tailed two-timer! If you weren't duped already, YOU'D be doomed!!”
      • “You may have smashed my stupidity ray, I still remember how to build it! And this time, I won't mess around! I'm going to make a giant stupidity ray! One big enough to blacken the whole planet!! And when I do, I'll be able to conquer Mobius in a single blast! Hahahaha!”
      • “Of course there's a Robotnik day! I just declared it one minute ago, in honor of myself!”
      • “No one can outsmart me!! For I am Rrrobotnik! Evil genius extraordinaire! How dare you insult me!”
      • “Well Sonic! How do you like the agony of defeat?”
      • “You're history Sonic! And so am I!! Hahahaha!”
      • “Sonic is kitty litter!”
      • “Attention Mobius! I, the deliciously diabolical Dr. Rrrobotnik, have successfully planted ultra-powerful fusion bombs, in each of Mobius's most important land, sea, and air! Complexes.”
      • “Ahahaha!! Quake with fear you tiny fools! Now that I have taken control of all modes of transportation on Mobius! ... What? Can't you see that I'm speaking to a world population who will be forced to grrrrovel at my feet? ... What do you mean they're not grrumbling? My bomb plan bombed!? How could it?”
      • “And your price is no object because I'm stealing it from you, now scram!!
      • “What in the name of rottenness is going on!?”
      • “This stuff did something to me! I feel powerful! I feel invincible! I feel prett-teee! I feel like flying!!!”
      • “How about this?? I'm Super Robotnik!!!”
      • “This is like bending spaghetti! Hahahaha!”
      • “I'm never in trouble, I make trouble!”
      • “That tears it!! I always say if you can't join 'em, beat 'em!!!”
      • “I thought I was rid of you, you fish-fondling fruitcake!!”
      • “Relax, you're getting a promotion! To first lieutenant. And I'm demoting you two dodos.”
      • “🎵Merry Christmas to me!! Merrry Christmas to, me!🎵 Ah, hapPINess is always so much more enjoyable! When it's based on the misery of millions.”
      • “That vile little crrreature, that prrrickly vermin!”

    Bad Qualities

    1. He's a genius that has a common-sense handicap towards his card-carrying, zealous and pompous nature.
      • It's better shown where he can be so irrational and immature that not only does his behavior cause him many backfires on his countless plans, but he has some truly moronic and questionable moments. The biggest example of this is being easily deceived by Sonic whenever he gets the best of him (to the point of marrying Sonic even! in the episode "Best Hedgehog"). Another moment includes Eggman crying like a baby as his face gets red in "Sonic's Breakout".
        • In Sonic's Christmas Blast, while the idea of removing the joy from Mobius sounds doable to create his own world the way he likes it, the mere exception with this idea by replacing Santa Claus and calling himself "Robotnik Claus" on live television is extremely laughable, and his plans for this turn of events like making his minions get all of the presents in Robotropolis (not Mobius by the way; this episode heavily implies Robotnik took over Mobius), while he fakes his act as Robotnik Claus as well as ordering his henchmen, Scratch and Grounder, to capture Sonic as Robotnik's present, is very absurd and aimless.
          • Especially since Robotnik orders his minions to build countless chimnies on his own fortress, he also got children to sit on his lap as an act to trick the public into thinking Robotnik is good as Santa Claus (to the point of resorting to chaining kids in his robot factories if they misbehave) while his henchmen steal the gifts from a local store, Scratch and Grounder are still the idiotic screwups they've always been; meaning that Robotnik's proposition for them to redeem their incompetent status is already hopeless, and Robotnik doesn't think about what he could really do to prevent Sonic from succeeding in the first place, like making backup plans with sending intelligent robots to kill Sonic after he ordered his S.W.A.T robots (his intelligent robots mind you) to guard Santa's dungeon, all of which are shortcomings of his own.
    2. Because of the first pointer, many of his decisions put into his plans tend to be very problematic, hare-brained, and foolish in execution, it often causes him to be very bumbling and vulnerable to being defeated very often. Despite being condescending and a "genius", his plans always backfire due to his endless egotism, exploitable gullibility, prolonged procrastination, and lack of keen premeditation. As he often toys around with whatever powers he possesses (and not using them to his full advantage) and would make impulsive mistakes towards his underhanded plans of action, sometimes sharing his plans in front of his victims before he does anything.
      • Despite being a genius with single-minded goals, he doesn't seem to realize capturing his most hated enemy may require lots of physical effort on his part to get rid of him for good. At this point, you'd think he would either step up his game or quit whining about his failures and issues but he still fails at his plans due to his lack of premeditation.
      • Even though he claims to have conquered half of Mobius, to the point where Robotropolis is a theme in Sonic's Christmas Blast, he doesn't seem to have Mobians that respect him nor fear him unless Robotnik terrorizes Mobius. Making it seem like Mobius is as peaceful as it is.
        • In “Hero Of The Year”, even though he forced Sonic to surrender or else his friends will be drowned in their ship (as well as planning to sink Sonic's friends to prevent Sonic from succeeding), he did nothing but procrastinate on his conquest for conquering Mobius by making a celebration with nobody but Scratch and Grounder and relishing on his past actions, not realizing that his agreement he made with Wes Weasely would backfire given how much he'd help anyone for cash in a sleazy way.
        • In episodes like "Sonic Breakout", "Sonically Ever After", "Super Robotnik", the entire "Quest for the Chaos Emeralds" saga, and most especially "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted", they all show how he had the potential to turn Mobius into a hopeless planet to bend to Robotnik's will but never uses his mental brilliance to his full advantage in order to do so. For example, the episode "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted", has him managing to successfully capture Sonic, Tails, and the niece of Throbbin, all of which are chained over a pit of lava, which he chains Sonic with the clever use of double-crossing towards his and Sonic's deal. But instead of killing off Sonic and ruling Mobous like he claimed he wanted to do when he had the perfect chance and opportunity to do so, he decided to sing and dance before killing Sonic, procrastinating with offing Sonic over his endless narcissism and obsession with show tunes. He even complied with Sonic's final request with getting a makeup artist for him, which obviously gives Sonic the opportunity to deceive him and his henchmen, all by replacing Sonic himself with an unfaithful lookalike with a fake nose in chains for Robotnik to interview and Sonic gets to humiliate Robotnik on live television.
      • Even though his gadgets and contraptions are impressive, his robots tend to be very useless. As they are either complete idiots (that being Scratch, Grounder, Coconuts, and many more to list) or traitors who'd betray Robotnik when Sonic gets them to be good (ex. Breezie and Robotnik Jr). At worst, some of Robotnik's droids can turn out to be disobedient or even worse, good-willed. At best, they are loyal but incompetent fools like Scratch and Grounder themselves. Yet he keeps around his henchmen and does not scrap them for whatever reason.
    3. Sometimes his flamboyance, aggression, overreaction, arrogance, incompetence, bossiness, rowdiness, pettiness, and childishness can come off as a tad bit annoying to some viewers.
    4. There were times when he was subjected to some moments of obnoxious slapstick that treat him like a joke when he sometimes didn't deserve the verbal/physical abuse he gets from other characters or shouldn't be receiving it from like his mother who is evil in a completely crazy way and Katella in the episode "Zoobotnik", which is carried to the point that his failures can get stale and predictable a la Sylvester and Wile E. Coyote territory of wanting the villain to succeed after having his many sympathetic moments over his failures. This can be the very reason why Robotnik in this show would come off as a very campy buffoon nobody would take seriously at all despite his villainous, understandable, and sometimes threatening actions.
    5. Not everyone is a fan of his character design. While it's diverse, unique, and brilliantly fits the show's ludicrously campy nature, some viewers feel like his character design wasn't fitting to Robotnik's character in the games or a general sense outside of the show. As discussed in Hill Top Terebi's video "WHY did ROBOTNIK look like THIS for most of the 1990s? The Ghost of Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog", he subjectively shares his opinion on how his design was objectively terrible when it is seen outside of AoStH, as he claims that it wasn't the best idea for SEGA to promote Robotnik canonically in the game covers by this design during the 90s and thought it can be quite confusing on why this design was glorified onto other works outside of the show like the Fleetway comics and the action figures other than monetary reasons.
    6. His baby voice in the episode "Musta Been a Beautiful Baby", is understandably grating and irritating to listen to, especially when he's whining and wailing. However, Long John Baldry did his best overall.




    Even though he. as a character, was nearly overshadowed by his SATAM counterpart, especially when many fans labeled the series as inferior to SatAM due to the latter focusing on action and stealth rather than cartoonish humor. The backlashing towards AoStH has been eventually dying down when Toon Disney and Pop UK ran the series. During YouTube's infancy, a user named "sonicutie" uploaded most of the episodes, leading to their eventual use in various YouTube Poop and it helped contributing to the crazy/random humor on the internet, which kept the series from fading into obscurity. Nowadays the series has gained a cult following among fans enjoying its wacky humor and fun villains.

    This was where AoStH's take on Robotnik became highly memeable and universally beloved because of his personality, his one-liners, and his voice actor Long John Baldry hamming up many of his lines. Mainly because of a line taken from the episode "Boogey-Mania"; where two YouTubers, McMaNGOS and Stegblob, took part in Dr. Robotnik's line "Snooping as usual, I see?", which sounds vaguely similar to the word "p*nis", and placed it in (in)appropriate places is almost a rite of passage for any YouTube Poop makers.
    This was taken to the point where the idea for this meme got multiplied three times, though nowhere near as popular as "PINGAS"; one from Sonic's Christmas Blast: "Ah, happiness is always so much more enjoyable when it's based on the misery of millions!", one from Trail of the Missing Tails: "I want that pheinous hedgehog, hammered! And I mean now!!", and one from The Last Resort: "The most fabulously piendish of all my fiendish plots is hatched!".

    Pingas (often mistaken for "Penish") is a famous misheard phrase. Since its emergence as an internet meme in 2007, it is well-known as a prominent source in many YouTube Poops and internet memes in itself.

    This version of Robotnik was also well remembered (or infamous) for two images of himself. A freeze frame of his face in "Sonic Breakout" when he takes Sonic to Robotnik's prison has become an absolute internet meme icon for decades, and an image of himself wearing a purple-colored bikini is taken from the episode "Hero of the Year".


    • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog was the only English-speaking series prior to Sonic X to have Dr. Robotnik be referred to as "Eggman" in the episode "Lifestyles of the Sick and Twisted" by Tails, which was even said before Sonic Adventure introduced this alias for the real Dr. Robotnik.
    • Milton Knight, the original design artist for this Robotnik, was pushing the animators to make this take on Robotnik to be "animation's sexiest fat man" by exaggerating his body like the revealing clothing and the size of his buttocks. Such to the point where he was sometimes given random outfits (or polka-dotted underwear) to fit the campy and humorous tone of the show, as it'd be shown played for comedic value (and it became infamous for making fatness, not so sexy as intended).
      • From the original concept art for this version of Robotnik, there are many notations that explain his character traits. Several notes describe Robotnik's personality such as "the perfect image of self-love" and "Robotnik is not a straight villain. He is the object of ridicule." as seen here in a Twitter tweet that shows concept art for AoStH's Robotnik.
      • His catchphrase for every episode, "I hate that hedgehog!", has been said by other incarnations of Dr. Robotnik, such as his SATAM and Boom counterparts.
    • This is currently the third longest page on this wiki among its other contenders.


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