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I was just wondering...

I know that Eggman's American/European surname "Robotnik" is now official in Japan to, but has his firstname "Ivo" ever ben mentioned in anything official from SEGA of Japan? Lika a game manual or a strategy guide or something? Or is that name still only used here in the west?

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Ivo has never been mentioned in Japan. In fact, the most recent Eggman profile on Sonic Channel states that the character's real name is unknown (Oddly enough, the Channel profile doesn't even mention the name Robotnik, even though the Sonic Advance 3 strategy guide listed it as Eggman's real name).

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Post by Pepperidge »

Regardless of what the Japanese say or don't say, he'll always be "Ivo" in my mind.

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big_smile wrote:Oddly enough, the Channel profile doesn't even mention the name Robotnik, even though the Sonic Advance 3 strategy guide listed it as Eggman's real name
"Robotnik" was also listed as his real name in his "profile-card" (or whatever they call it) in Sonic X.

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Ivo spelled backwards means egg in latin.

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OVI KINTOBOR!!1

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CM August wrote:OVI KINTOBOR!!1
that actually sounds better that both eggman and robotnik

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Post by CM August »

I'm fond of it too, though it's for the best that it stayed with the British STC and former SoA storyline.

In fact, the only other instance I can think of where the name Kintobor was used (and "Ivo" as well, for that matter) was in the Archie comic.

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I can't stand the name Kintobor thanks to Gonterman. XP

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I personally think "Mortimar Plumbtree" would have been better.

But that's me.

And I'm a 'tard.

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Back in my youth I took Dr. Ivo Robotnik as his full name and the whole Kintobor thing, even the story of how Sonic turned blue as canon. It was in books I read, comics (The UK's STC), TV... Even now after all those years of conditioning I can't get my head around the fact that none of it is actually canon.

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PSMad wrote:Back in my youth I took Dr. Ivo Robotnik as his full name and the whole Kintobor thing, even the story of how Sonic turned blue as canon. It was in books I read, comics (The UK's STC), TV... Even now after all those years of conditioning I can't get my head around the fact that none of it is actually canon.
Well, is a bit like how they rewrite Superman and Batman stories once in a while, you will end picking one and don’t caring about the others.

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Ngangbius wrote:I can't stand the name Kintobor thanks to Gonterman. XP
Everytime I hear the name Gonterman I twitch.

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I am so glad I've never seen Gonterman's works.

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This is the part where I google for a link and post an image and go HAHA HERE! but, um, even <i>I'm</i> not that much of a bitch.

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Respect +5

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CM August wrote:In fact, the only other instance I can think of where the name Kintobor was used (and "Ivo" as well, for that matter) was in the Archie comic.
A perfect example of how needlessly convoluted that comic became. Because it was based upon DiC's Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon his first name was already established as Julian, and there was never any transformation from a good scientist to an evil scientist.

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Post by Light Speed »

The only place I ever remember reading Ivo was in the US version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog instruction manual.

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Light Speed wrote:The only place I ever remember reading Ivo was in the US version of the original Sonic the Hedgehog instruction manual.
It was mentioned as late as in the US SA2 manual.

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