I could agree *Colonel-Eviscerator about why robots, especially G.U.N. mechs, don't have built in weapons most of the time. Interesting point, but in no way a complaint! Is that dark blue part above the head part of the rifle too? If so, then I'd say the rifle is a bit too large. The detail and shading is still as good as ever though!
Wow, this is really neat! This looks like a solid straightforward mech with no fancy bells or whistles, which fits the GUN philosophy of their combat walkers. The rifle and shoulder-mounted missile launcher makes this a balanced design for different situations, though this is obviously the mass-produced model - custom models for different mission profiles may exist as well.
Impressive machine =o looks far superior to whatever GUN could even produce. o-o Though they did have that mech in Shadow the Hedgehog... This thing looks far larger and looks as if just running into it will not damage it. o.o
I like the design, and I fail to see many possible flaws in the design itself. The only possible flaws I see could be the large optical point on the head that lacks good protection, and what appears to be cooling intake vents mounted on the front and angled in a way they could be shot at from ground level...
I can sort of see what you mean with the head design (sort of looks like one of the AC head types from silent line though I wasn't intentionaly thinking that at the time )
In regards to the assualt rifle, I agree that intigrated weapons in the arms could provide greater ammo storage but keeping the arms and weapon systems seperate means you can load out a machine with different armaments (Bazooka,sniper rifle, etc)thus making it more versatile.Also additional ammo for it's weapons would come in the form of clips or magazines that could be stored on the back.
He first appears as Robo-Robotnik in Night of a Thousand Sonics, where the half-robotocized FFs of his world were toppling him, but he chose to robotocize himself, causing the balance of power to shift again. The cyborg Sonic came to Archie-Sonic for aid. The result was countless versions of Sonic (including it's revealed later, SU-Sonic) joined together when Robo-Robonik came to face them, shattering his robot body and spreading it across the universe.
Scourge back when he was still just Evil Sonic, was hired by the currently disembodied Robo-Robotnik to bring his pieces back together, though no one knew this at the time. This plan failed.
However, at the same time, Robo-Robotnik made a new body for himself, basically a giant bomb that could blow itself up and pull itself back together again (like Bomb from Knuckles' Chaotix is referenced as a prototype of said tech). He killed the by now King Sonic, Queen Sally, and their two children, and everything else on his Mobius until it was all ashes presumably.
At the same time Robotnik met his end when during his final battle with Sonic when Snivley set his Ultimate Annihilator in reverse, so instead of destroying all organic life EXCEPT him, it would only destroy him.
Robo-Robotnik, now without a Sonic to give his life meaning, chose to as he put it for Sonic, "Fill the void in both our lives."
Since Archie-Sonic is "Sonic Prime" and "Sonic Must Right Robotnik" the zone cops it's later revealed chose to do nothing.
After his fake Robotnik body was destroyed, he downloaded himself into the Eggman model body waiting on stand by with several others. However, these spares were all destroyed when Station Square's master defense computer decided to nuke Robotropolis.
His time as a android came to it's end however when the Bem de-robotocized him, Snivley, and every Robian on the planet save Bunnie and Jules The Hedgehog since the reversal would kill them.
The fact the Bem rendered Robotocization useless (one of the cheapest things the writers have ever IMHO), left Robotnik none too happy about being trapped in a flesh and blood body. However, instead of derailing his plans, he merely adjusted them. Since Robotocization was no longer an option, he just offered cyborg upgrades to every criminal, malcontent, thug, and ancestrally oppressed minority on Mobius in exchange for their loyalty naming them the Dark Egg Legions. And it worked. Eggman no longer having slaves at his command, but zealots!
Meddling higher powers. I never liked them; do more bad than good, as you just pointed out. With the Robians gone, any plans I could hatch would be rendered useless. There is only one course I can pursue: I must activate my time compression device to send a Star Forge back to before that day, and chase the Bem to the furthest reaches of the galaxy. Then, I can return to plotting in peace, and no one else will remember a thing. Eeeh-hahahahaha-hehehe-HEEE-HEE!