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The Robot Masters are a type of robot originating from the reality of Earth 20XX. They are created by scientists, the two most notable being Dr. Thomas Light and Dr. Albert Wily, though Dr. Noele Lalinde has also developed at least one Robot Master, Quake Woman.
In the conflict resulting from the second Genesis Wave, in which Wily and Dr. Eggman attempted to reshape both their universes, the Robot Masters fell into one of two groups: the Light Robot Masters or Wily and Eggman's Robot Master Army. The latter group fought against Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, and their allies during the conflict, while the Light Robot Masters were called upon to help in the final battle. With the defeat of the villains, Super Mega Man was able to restore all the Robot Master to their proper places in reality. (MM: #24, #25, #26, #27, FCBD 2013, StH: #248, #249, #250, #251, SU: #51, #52, #53, #54)
Some time later, the Robot Masters would again be pulled into a conflict involving multiple worlds, this time due to the machinations of Sigma-1. Mega Man was abducted from his world and transformed into M'egga Man of the Roboticized Masters, and sent to attack Mobotropolis while the similarly transformed Sonic Man attacked Mega City. The original Light Robot Masters attacked Sonic Man but failed to defeat him, which forced Dr. Light to call upon several of Wily's Robot Masters under the leadership of Flash Man who had opted to abandon their destructive purposes. Joined by Quake Woman, they attempted to halt Sonic Man but were defeated, but escaped greater damage due to the timely arrival of Break Man. Sadly, despite saving both groups of Robot Masters, Break Man was similarly outmatched by the Robian, who managed to activate one of Sigma's Unity Engines. This led to the fusion of Earth 20XX with Sonic's home world of Mobius, and the Robot Masters found themselves teamed up with the Knothole Freedom Fighters. After Sonic and Mega Man were restored, the united group-joined by the Maverick Hunters and Team Sticks-boarded the Sky Patrol to challenge their adversaries. (SU: #76; SB: #8; WUB: MM; StH: #273; MM: #50)
It wasn't long before the Robot Masters and their allies discovered that their merged worlds were in danger of being completely destroyed. They were then joined by an unexpected trio of allies against Sigma: Wily, Eggman, and robot-hating terrorist Xander Payne. With intel provided by the three villains, the Sky Patrol set course for the Lost Hex, Sigma's new base and home of his mind-controlled minions, the Deadly Six. The Robot Masters and their allies battled Sigma's Mechaniloid army and did well, only to be taken control of by the inherent abilities of the Zeti. They and the Maverick Hunters, Gemerl, and Bunnie Rabbot thus found themselves compelled to attack their organic teammates. They were freed by the Egg-Wily Uppity Robot Scrambler Cannon, only to come under attack from the Maverick army Time-Cloned by Sigma. Defeated, they watched as most of the villains scattered to various worlds, while a handful were left behind to finish them off. They were then saved by the Street Fighters, and then split into teams with the heroes of Mobius to pursue the Mavericks. (SU: #77; SB: #9; StH: #274 MM: #51)
After facing the Mavericks and joining forces with new allies from various worlds, the Robot Master joined in the massive final attack on Sigma. Sadly, their attack on his giant form proved to be the destruction of a mere shell, which broke apart to reveal Sigma's ultimate form. The Robot Masters and their allies were decimated, and it fell to Super Sonic and Super Mega Man to defeat him. Xander Payne's actions resulted in the conflict being erased from history, returning the Robot Masters to their world with little or no memory of these events. (SU: #78; SB: #10; StH: #275; MM: #52)
Notable Robot Masters
Created by Dr. Light
Created by Dr. Wily
Created by Dr. Lalinde
- The Robot Masters are the largest group of named characters to be featured in either the Sonic the Hedgehog or Mega Man comics.