Before Sonic could find him for information about Dr. Ivo Robotnik sealing off the Power Ring Grotto near Robotropolis, Carl was roboticized and ordered to capture him. Despite his efforts, Sonic managed to defeat Carl, then known as Condorbot. The defeat occurred largely because Condorbot never noticed a large load of garbage falling from the Death Egg above them. Sonic knocked Condorbot under the trash and bounced up the pile into the Death Egg's garbage sector. Condorbot, meanwhile, was trashed by the trash, and has not been seen since. (SQM: #1, #2)
- Because of numerous coloring errors and cases of block coloring, the only times Condorbot had a regular color scheme were on the cover of SQM #2, and the scene where Condorbot suffers an apparent death by garbage. Writer Ian Flynn has recently decided during a Q&A Session to list Condorbot as deceased.