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|The character R.O.B. did not originate from fanon, and more information can be found on their respective wiki(s). You may read more about it on the following wiki(s):|
|Full Name||Robotic Operating Buddy|
|Gender||Genderless (male pronouns)|
|First Appearance||Stack-Up / Gyromite (1985)|
|Family and Relations|
|Professor Hector (creator)|
The Robotic Operating Buddy, or R.O.B., was a peripheral created by Nintendo for use with the Nintendo Entertainment System. Due to stores wanting to avoid video games after the 1983 video game crash. R.O.B. was designed to be used as an optional peripheral with two games: Stack-Up and Gyromite. In video games, R.O.B. was said to be constructed by Professor Hector in order to defeat Professor Vector.
Though R.O.B. was only compatible with two NES games, he has since become a recurring character in various Nintendo games; making cameos in the Kirby and The Legend of Zelda series, and becoming playable in both the Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros..
This group was first introduced in Brawl. Three types were introduced: Blaster, Launcher, and Sentry.
The ROB Blaster is a laser-firing common enemy variant of the R.O.B. Squad and has the white and gray (American R.O.B.) color scheme. Its only attack is to shoot a short, blue, double laser beam directed at the player. As the trophy description suggests, there are two versions to the R.O.B. Blasters: one that stays stationary and fires (like R.O.B. Launchers) and one that is mobile. The mobile ones are typically the fastest model out of all the R.O.B. Squad variants, as it constantly uses its boosters for movement and generally stay airborne at all times. While they do not directly attempt to recover from edges, they will inadvertently recover from pitfalls when chasing the player by using its hovering.
The ROB Launcher is a missile-firing common enemy variant of the R.O.B. Squad and is identified with its military green color scheme. A similar color scheme is available for the player-controlled R.O.B. character, but the R.O.B. Launcher is different in three areas: it has a blue cord on its back instead of black, brown coloration on certain parts, and has only one "eye." It's only attack is to launch a missile similar to Snake's side special remote missile (although much slower) that homes in on the player. R.O.B. Launchers are stationary, and do not move unless knocked astray by the player. Much like the R.O.B. Sentry, it does not attempt to recover when knocked off a ledge.
The R.O.B. Sentry is a melee-based common enemy variant of the R.O.B. Squad and has the default (Japanese R.O.B.) color scheme of R.O.B. with red arms and a white body. Their attacks are only limited to a single swipe with their arm not unlike R.O.B.'s standing neutral attack. When near the player, R.O.B. Sentries can jump to reach the same height as the player or to mix up its pattern. If knocked off a ledge, they do not recover. Otherwise, they generally stay mobile on the ground.
This type was introduced in Mario Kart DS. They stay stationary in their karts, and have the North American color scheme. They can collect power-ups and drive like the other racers. They stay mobile on the ground, bound to the kart.
R.O.B. is an unlockable character in Mario Party Star Power. His minigame is Gyromite (in 3-D). His stage is Robotland. His present are R.O.B. Arms and R.O.B. Goggles.
When most of Nintendo's universes crash, R.O.B. is the only one remaining in ROB Attack!.
R.O.B. is a boss that let players to know how to use F.L.U.D.D.
R.O.B. and R.O.B.E.R.T.A. appear as heavyweight partners who can obtain any special item in Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 3.
R.O.B is a agent for some secret organization that has not been confirmed as of yet. He is confirmed to be the Super Smash Brothers movie sequel.
He has his own movie that will be directed by Sorastitch. It will involve other dimensions and time traveling.
R.O.B. makes a cameo in Nintendo Tag-Team RPG, as he appears as the DTV's AI system.
In the SMASH film series, R.O.B is a machine sent by the gods to help. He was built with no feelings or emotions, but learns them over time.
R.O.B. is an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. 2030. To unlock him, the player must complete Adventure with any character on any difficultly.
|An amiibo figure of R.O.B. exists! For more info about these amiibo, see this page.|