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Bobert

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Bobert human

Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Also known as: Robot child (by Principal Brown in "The Agent")
Species: Robot
Age: 12
Friends: Ocho
Colin
Felix
Gumball
Darwin
Billy
Teri
Alan
Tobias
Clayton (possibly)
Vacuum cleaner (love interest)
Enemies: Tina
Jamie
Miss Simian
William
Relatives: Mom-Unit (mother)
Occupation: Student
First Appearance: The early reel (prototype)
"The Third" (final concept)
Voice: Kerry Shale
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Color Scheme
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Bobert is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is a high-tech robot that attends Elmore Junior High and is by far the smartest student in the school, even smarter than Anais, William, Carmen, Alan, Billy, Colin, and Felix.

Appearance

Bobert is a sleek, white robot with clamps for hands and a speaker for a mouth, which glows green when he talks. On his left "ear," there is a button that clears his memory and reboots him. In the middle of his head is a large, blue eye, which can record audio and video.

Bobert is also capable of transforming into a huge mech, which he calls his "combat mode." It somewhat resembles a bipedal washing machine. In this mode, Bobert's arms transform into huge Gatling guns, rocket launchers grow out from his shoulders, his legs get bulkier, and a cannon opens up on his chest.

In season 2, Bobert was slightly redesigned. The black strip coming from the bottom right corner of his eye was removed, and the black rim around Bobert's eye was thickened. Since the rim around Bobert's eye was thickened, Bobert's "pupil" is also smaller than before. His arms are also more gray than black and his speakers are red.

Personality

Bobert, being a robot, has difficulties processing human emotions and necessities. He is highly analytical and calculates all that he observes into a mathematical formula of some sort. Despite this, Bobert is known to occasionally envy his organic classmates, and on at least one occasion has attempted to become a real boy, which in turn developed into him trying to steal Gumball's identity, steal his family and best friend, and get a kiss on the lips and a date with Penny.

Since Bobert has such a scientific outlook on the world, he is one of the most intelligent students at Elmore Junior High and is undoubtedly the smartest in Miss Simian's class. As a result of his spatial intelligence but lack of emotional intelligence, Bobert is almost unfairly called a nerd by his classmates and is a member of The Reject Club along with Colin, Felix, and Ocho.

In later episodes, Bobert seems to be much more comfortable with his robot status. While he still longs to fit in with his classmates and find friends, no longer is he trying to do anything extreme to reach such goals. He has managed to fit in better as time went on.

He instead prefers to be accepted for the robotic buddy he is, as seen in "The Upgrade."

Abilities

As a robot, Bobert possesses powerful strength, and is capable of shooting lasers from his eye or discharging powerful energy able to melt doors in his path, as seen in "The Bet." He can fly using thrusters under his feet, and enter the "command mode," where he temporarily serves his master and obeys any of their orders.

Among his various modes is "combat mode," where he has only been observed to shoot lasers. However, he can also concentrate all his weapons for an extremely powerful attack that can be felt throughout the entire city, as seen in "The Robot." Bobert can also build up his behavior by people around him, nearly copying all their emotions and voices. In "The Fridge," Bobert is shown to be capable of playing the flute.

Bobert can also enter a "defense mode," a purely defensive configuration in which he retracts his arms, legs, and torso into his head, extending a tight metal shell over the entire arrangement, creating a steel-plated hemisphere that is difficult to move and break.

Update

Following the episode, "The Upgrade," Bobert gained a temporary upgrade in his program system. The new update included a 3D perspective, improved photo modifying, GPS, and enhanced command mode. However, the update made him unstable as well, causing him to lose response, so by the end of the episode, he returned back to the normal version.

Weakness

Bobert is not water-proof, which means any water supply can temporarily immobilize him. He is also vulnerable to static electricity and bad odors, and his system will break when laughing too much, though so far this only appeared in "The Club" and "The Mystery." However, in "The Agent," it is shown that he received an upgrade that lets him transform into a submarine. As he is a machine, he can also be taken advantage of, as Miss Simian wiped some of his memory in "The Mystery" and William pinned him against the wall and removed his arms in "The Agent."


Episode appearances

Prototype

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

  • "The Stories": He is among the students wanting to get rid of Molly's boring stories.
  • "The Guy": He protects himself from Anais.
  • "The Vision": He votes for Alan in a vision.
  • "The Loophole": His fifth major role. Gumball and Darwin try to make him less of a danger, but only make him decide to eradicate mankind.
  • "The Vase": He briefly appears on a photo next to Anais' photo.
  • "The Grades": He is in class.
  • "The Best": He is in the cafeteria. Later, he feeds squirrels, before Darwin sprays water on him.
  • "The Line": He blasts Leslie and the melted cheese guy.

Season 6

Scrapped appearances


Voice actors

  • Kerry Shale (US/UK)
  • Sérgio Muniz (Brazil, seasons 1–2)
  • Hiroki Gotō (Japan)

Quotes

Initiating self-defense protocol.

—Bobert in "The Robot"

I concur with the aquatic life form.

—Bobert in "The Robot"

That spells poop in binary code.

—Bobert in "The Phone"

Why are you repeatedly jumping on your face?

—Bobert in "The Bet"

[Shooting flames out of his butt] Do you have anything for this?

—Bobert to Ms. Markham in "The Bet"

[Confronts Tobias] Give up. You have a two percent chance of defeating me. [Tobias hits Bobert with one of the locker doors] You have a four percent chalice of repeating me. [Tobias hits him again] You have a squirrel chocolate geography hairbrush.

—Bobert to Tobias in "The Candidate"


Gallery

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Trivia

  • Bobert has transformed into Combat Mode at least five times: the first time was in "The Robot," the second time was in "The Club," the third time in "The Apology," in Gumball and Darwin's imagination, the fourth time was in "The Law," and the fifth time was in "The Stories."
  • According to a picture from Anais' Flickr, Bobert can refuel himself using a gas pump.
  • In "The Robot," Bobert is shown to be emotionless, but in "The Mystery," he laughs at Principal Brown falling down the stairs.
  • In season 2, his voice gets a lower pitch and sounds more robot-like.
  • Bobert's name is a combination of the words "Bot," "Bob," and "Robert."
  • In "The Upgrade," it is revealed that there is a large line of various Bobert models, including that of New Bobert.
    • It is also revealed in the same episode that this Bobert is part of a line of Boberts that were purposely designed to fail, probably to help the company get more money. However, the company seemed to ironically fail, as Bobert is still operating.
  • In "The Loophole," Bobert mentions System 32, referring to a special folder in the Windows operating system containing executables important to its normal functioning.
  • He had no speaking roles in season 3.


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