WILDEBOTS

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Classification: Mechanoid extraterrestrial race (Sakaarian)

Location/Base of Operations: The Twisted Wood, Planet Sakaar, Tayo system, Fornax galaxy;
    also active in the
Chaleen plains

Known Members: Eggbreaker; most unidentified

Affiliations: Arch-E-5912, Death's Head Warguard, Red King (Angmo-Asan), Ten-Twentiwon and Ten-Thirtiate of the Autocrons;
    apparently Skaar and his army;
    those active in the Gauntlet were presumably enslaved/imprisoned by the Warlord;
    the Hulk (Bruce Banner), attempted to make peace with the Wildebots, but he never had the chance to complete this due to the warp core detonation.

Enemies: Organic life in general;
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Angmo the First (aka Father Emperor), Axeman Bone and his armies, Brood-Sakaarian natives hybrids, Headman Charr and his village, Gorgon of Earth's Inhumans, Hulk (Amadeus Cho), Kram, Kree, Old Sam, Princess Omaka, Sakaarian dragons, Sakaarian Imperials/reds, Sakaarian Imperial Guard, Sakaarian natives, Shi'ar, Skaar, Starbolt of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard, Warbound (Hiroim the Shamed, Hulk (or "Green Scar," as we was known to the people), Elloe Kaifi, Korg, Miek, No-Name of the Brood, and Lavin Skee), Yenrag;
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Death's Head WarguardRed King

First AppearanceIncredible Hulk III#93 (May, 2006)

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Powers/Abilities: Robots of various forms (images distributed throughout profile), the Wildebots did not need oxygen or food, although they did require some form of energy source.

    The Wildebots existed in an immense range of size and power, although they tended to build/upgrade themselves in terms of size and power to increase their destructive capabilities.

    Many Wildebots were 15 to 25' or larger and possessed jaws capable of crushing a humanoid.

    Some Wildebots are quadrupeds or many-legged insectoids vs. more like a cephalopod, with a central head/body and numerous tentacles.wildebots-sakaar-chargevillage-profile

    Many Wildebots possess sharp talons or claws, various bladed weapons, or shields at the end(s) of the extremity(ies); some possess blaster weapons.

    Many Wildebots are capable of reprogramming and repairing each other, although their skills do not approach the expertise demonstrated years earlier by the Autocrons. 

    While initially possessing a weakness and/or aversion to water, the Wildebots later overcame this and could dwell underwater for undetermined periods.

    Wildebots were only seen to speak to another robot, Arch-E-5912. Perhaps they only engage in such communication with other robots, or perhaps only certain Wildebots can speak. Presumably they otherwise communicate with each other via digital transmissions or something comparable.

Traits: Presumably via residual programming from the Autocrons, the Wildebots seek to exterminate organic life forms. 

    They tend to ambush targets en masse.

Type: Mechanoid; varying/variable construction/forms
Eyes
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Fingers
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Varied, likely variable
Toes: Varied, likely variable
Average height
Varied, likely variable

History:

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(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook: Sakaar: Wildebots (fb) - BTS) <542 Post of the Modern Sakaarian Calendar system; 24 years before the stories circa Incredible Hulk III#96 (see comments)> -  Autocron Holocaust Specialists (tasked with the mission of eradicating organic life on other planets so that their own people could be summoned to repopulate the lifeless planetoids) Ten-Twentiwon and Ten-Thirtiate's ship was pulled through the wormhole known as the Great Portal and crash-landed in Sakaar's  Upper Vandro Province. 

    Sakaarian provincial officials dispatched a small battalion to apprehend the newly arrived offlanders so they could be reprogrammed to serve as slaves. The Autocrons resisted and fled into the nearby Twisted Wood, using the scrap technology from their downed spaceship to construct a makeshift encampment deep in the heart of the Twisted Wood. 

    Used to living in a civilization where synthetic lifeforms ruled over organic life, the Autocrons were appalled by the state of affairs on Sakaar where nearly all robots and mechanical constructs were enslaved and assigned the most dangerous of military missions and the most menial of household chores. 

    Determined to liberate Sakaar's enslaved robot masses, the Autocrons began a series of high-profile raids upon Imperial storage depots and reverse engineering plants, abducting their robotic brethren and using their advanced aptitude for engineering and programming to rewire other robots for "independent thought" (in reality creating extremely complex sets of algorithms that enabled the liberated robots' artificial intelligence to simulate independent thought). Spare parts obtained in the raids were used by the Autocrons to repair themselves and their growing robot army when they were damaged in battle.

(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook: Sakaar: Wildebots (fb) - BTS) <548 Post of the Modern Sakaarian Calendar system; 18 years before the stories circa Incredible Hulk III#96 (see comments)> -  Six years after the two Autocrons' arrival, they decided it was time they liberated their most sought after targets, the Death's Head units that faithfully served the Father Emperor. The Autocrons calculated that reprogramming the Death's Heads to serve on their side would give them the power needed to overthrow the Emperor and usher in an era dominated by synthetics. 

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    Realizing the scope of their mission, the Autocrons led their entire robot army on a surprise attack against the Imperial Crown City in an attempt to gain access to the city's four Death's Heads barracks. 

    However, after breaching the city's walls, the robots were met with heavy resistance from a large contingent of the Imperial Guard and the Death's Head Warguard. Since the Autocrons had proven impervious to energy weapons in past encounters, the Empire's engineers had used offlander technology to develop powerful sonic cannons specifically designed to counter the Autocrons. Ultimately, the Autocrons apparently perished in the attack. 

    Leaderless and without a chain of command, the surviving robots retreated back into the Twisted Wood, where their once organized society soon devolved into a series of wild tribes in the absence of the Autocrons' upkeep of their artificial intelligence systems. Though no longer seeking to overthrow the Emperor (or having the organization to pose a legitimate threat if they did), these "Wildebots," as they became known, continued to terrorize the many Imperial villages and Native hives that surround the Twisted Wood.  

(Incredible Hulk III#96 (fb) - BTS / Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1: Sakaar: Wildebots (fb) - BTS) - Having ascended to the throne in 552 Post (14 years before the stories circa Incredible Hulk III#96 (see comments)), the Red King decreed that -- although the Empire had previously provided protection from Wildebot attacks -- the Wildebots were a local problem best resolved by local authorities rather than a responsibility of the federal military.

(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook: Sakaar: Wildebots (fb) - BTS) - Many villages dug moats around their perimeter to take advantage of Wildebots aversion (if not weakness) to water. 

(Incredible Hulk III#102 (fb)) - In the Chaleen plains, Wildebots slaughtered the wife and children of an unidentified "Imperial"/red who was helpless to stop them. 
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(Incredible Hulk III#93 (fb) - BTS) - Leading a pack of Wildebots known as the most lethal in the Chaleen Plains, a giant bot was named the Eggbreaker by local beings due to its predilection for crushing Native hatchlings.

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    The Imperial Guardsmen spent three years unsuccessfully hunting the Eggbreaker. Additionally, the Eggbreaker was known to have slain 43 farmers and two squadrons of Imperial Guardsmen soldiers.

(Incredible Hulk III#93) - A group of freshly trained gladiators -- including Hiroim the Shamed, Hulk (or "Green Scar," as we was known to the people), Elloe Kaifi, Korg, Miek, No-Name of the Brood, and Lavin Skee, who would later proclaim themselves the Warbound -- were sent into their first collective battle against the Eggbreaker and its Wildebots.

    Korg picked up the Hulk and hurled him at the Eggbreaker and, with a single impact, the Hulk knocked the Eggbreaker's head off. The other gladiators moved in and finished off the rest of the pack of Wildebots.

    A group of at least Natives picked at the Eggbreaker's fallen head, scavenging it for parts.

(Incredible Hulk III#93 (fb) - BTS) - The gladiators were rewarded with a feast aboard the Dreamskipper pleasure cruiser.

(Incredible Hulk III#96 (fb) - BTS) - Wildebots regularly attacked the village led by Headman Charr, some distance from Crown City. When the people requested aid from the Imperial Guard, they were ignored. 

(Incredible Hulk III#102 (fb)) - In the Chaleen plains, Wildebots slaughtered the wife and children of an unidentified "Imperial"/red who was helpless to stop them. wildebots-sakaar-chargevillage

(Incredible Hulk III#96 (fb) - BTS) - The Wildebots overcame their previous aversion to water. 

(Incredible Hulk III#96) - When a pair of Imperials on hover dics told the people of Headman Charr's village to contact them immediately if they saw the Green Scar (Hulk), a pair villagers mockingly questioned if they would come running, just like they had been so helpful every time there had been a Wildebot attack. 

    The Guardsman clarified that the Green Scar was a federal, military issue, while the Wildebots were local matter for local authorities and that it was not their jurisdic--

    ...and he was interrupted when Wildebots suddenly emerged from the water, with one chomping down on and presumably killing him. As the villagers fled, Wildebots attacked them, but the remaining Guardsmen fled, telling them to file a request through their local community representative.

(Incredible Hulk III#96) - As Charr emerged from the pits, he was told of the Wildebots, and that they no longer feared water. 

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(Incredible Hulk III#96) - As the Wildebots charged, Charr wielded his sword and exhorted the others to stand firm and defend their home. Charr and the villagers were surprised when the Warbound -- Hiroim, Hulk, Elloe Kaifi, Korg, Miek, No-Name of the Brood -- arrived and took out the Wildebots.

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    Although some villagers still held loyalty to the Empire, Charr convinced them that the Empire would not help them, and they reluctantly accepted that "these monsters" were their best hope and welcomed them into their village. 

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    Though only there to rest and repast, the Warbound agreed to keep the village safe from Wildebots while they remained. 

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(Incredible Hulk III#102 - BTS) - A red/"Imperial" widower and father whose family was slaughtered by Wildebots in the Chaleen plains joined the assault against the Red King in Crown City, blaming him for doing nothing to stop the Wildebots.

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(Incredible Hulk III#102) - After the Hulk defeated the Red King, shattering his armor and knocking him out of Crown City, he landed in the distant plains.

    When "Imperials" mistook him for a dead Wildebot, Angmo-Asan shouted his name and began to order them about, but he was then assaulted by a group of Wildebots. 

    Angmo-Asan screamed out, but was swiftly silenced as they swarmed over him. 

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(Skaar: Son of Hulk#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Wildebots took Angmo-Asan in, and they tapped into sockets used to interface with his armor.

    The Wildebots gave Angmo-Asan new life and new understanding as they rebuilt him as a mostly bionic cyborg.


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(Incredible Hulk III#105 (fb) - BTS) - The Death's Head Warguard who formerly served the Red King subsequently allied with the Wildebots. 

(Incredible Hulk III#105) - After the Hulk had been crowned the Green King, he sent Arch-E-5912 to meet with the Wildebots at their base in the Twisted Wood, some 40 stonesteps south of Crown City, telling them that the new emperor wished to make peace. 

    The lead Wildebot replied that this was not likely, noting that they smashed Native eggs and oiled their gears with the blood of Imperials. Further noting their alliance with the Warguard, it asked why the Green Scar would want a treaty with them. 

    Noting that the Wildebot(s) had already tapped his system, Arch-E-5912 told them to read his feed, and he showed them how the Hulk had made peace with (and freed) the Spikes, was working to end the war with the Fillians, and had freed slaves, defeated the Red King, and healed the land itself with his blood. 

    After Arch-E-5912 noted how the Hulk had made a place for everyone, including them, the Wildebot noted that it would be a world of monsters, ruled by a monster. 

    The lead Wildebot then further commented that now it understood why they were going to kill him, and he noted how Arch-E's feeds showed that the warp core of the ship in which the Hulk had arrived had been compromised and would detonate. 

    The Wildebot and the Warguard watched silently as Arch-E rushed back to Crown City.

(Incredible Hulk III#105 - BTS) - The warp core subsequently detonated, destroying Crown City..

(Skaar: Son of Hulk#4 (fb) - BTS) - Wildebots found, cannibalized and incorporated technology from one of the shadow people's ships, despite it having been shielded. .

(Skaar: Son of Hulk#4 (fb)) - Wildebots found and attacked the newly born (but having swiftly matured into the form of a human perhaps 5-8 years old) Skaar, but he fought them off.

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wildebots-sakaar-ssoh3-profile(Skaar: Son of Hulk#3 - BTS) - In the Twisted Wood, after Skaar had driven off Axeman Bone and his warriors, the Shadow person known as Old Sam advised that they should move on to Prophet Rock, as the Wildebots would have smelled the blood by now. 

(Skaar: Son of Hulk#3) - After Princess Omaka provoked a fight with Skaar, the Wildebots charged their camp, and Skaar ignored all warnings and attacked the Wildebots, after which Omaka, the Brood-Native hybrids, and others joined the fight. 

(Skaar: Son of Hulk Presents – Savage World of Sakaar#1) - Following the Wildebots defeat, Skaar chewed on the metal of one of the fallen Wildebots.

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wildebots-sakaar-ssoh4-cannibalize-shipwildebots-sakaar-ssoh4-hybridshide(Skaar: Son of Hulk#4) - As one of the shadow people beat a drum to celebrate the journey of the son of Hulk, Wildebots were drawn to the sound, and Brood-Native hybrids hid under a rock.

    After Old Sam led the others to the shadow people's ship, he was distraught to see that Wildebots had taken what he had sought from the ship, presumably the technology to help the Hulk gain and control the old power.

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(Skaar: Son of Hulk#5 - BTS) - After Skaar defeated the old power-possessing Hiro-Amin, Old Sam noted that they needed the technology the Wildebots had stolen.

(Skaar: Son of Hulk#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Wildebots realized that Skaar and his associates sought the technology to grant Skaar the old power, and the Red King and his associates, based out of Okini, assembled that technology for Skaar.

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(Skaar: Son of Hulk#6) - Skaar led his allies into volcanic mountains 100 stone steps from Okini, following the Wildebots' trail.

     In Okini, the Red King showed Sakaar to the device that would grant him the old power and allowed him to utilize it, granting him the desired power.


(Skaar: Son of Hulk#7?) - Wildebots (or possibly more fully bionic Sakaarians or just Death's Head Warguards with different structure; see comments) marched with now "old power" (seismic manipulation)-possessing Skaar alongside the Red King, other cyborgs, some of the Death's Head Warguard, some Brood-Native hybrids, and the Silver Surfer (under the power of a control disc).


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(War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar One-Shot#1) - A Kree ship under command of Gorgon of the Inhumans and a Shi'ar ship under the command of Starbolt of the Imperial Guard were pulled through the Great Portal to Sakaar. After their ships crashed to the ground, Wildebots attacked both groups.
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     Gorgon realized that the Wildebots were most interested in their ships, but ultimately while Gorgon and Starbolt both drove off the attacking Wildebots, their crews perished in the effort.

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     After Gorgon and Starbolt forged a reluctant alliance, they again battled Wildebots before ultimately being teleported off-planet by the Inhuman dog Lockjaw.

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(Skaar: Son of Hulk#8 - BTS?) - The same group encountered and absorbed the "Last Defenders of Great Imperia," a group of Imperials/reds, slaves, and the boy who would be Hiro-Kala (at the time, not yet known to be the 
brother of Skaar).

     The group was absorbed into Skaar's army, whom he led to assault It'jam, the capital city of Fillia. Axeman Bone fought back by unleashing adult dragons. After Skaar chose to pursue Bone rather than save innocents, Caiera adopted the form of the Hulk and confronted Skaar.

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(Skaar: Son of Hulk#9 - BTS?) - Caiera (as the Hulk) forced the Red King and Axeman Bone to swear allegiance to Princess Omaka. Revealing her true nature, she freed the Surfer and had him take Skaar into space. 

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wildebots-sakaar-ih709-gauntwildebots-sakaar-ih710-shieldhostages(Incredible Hulk#709) - Answering a summons to Sakaar to defend the Doka'abi clan, the Hulk (Amadeus Cho) served as their champion in the Warlord's Gauntlet.

     Amongst the monstrous creatures he faced was at least one giant, tentacled Wildebot. As spectators were injured by the creatures and as he suffered a number of wounds, Cho lost control, and his savage Hulk persona took over.

(Incredible Hulk#710) - The savage Hulk tore apart the Wildebot and won the first level.

     In the second level of the Gauntlet, the Warlord sent in an immense Wildebot with the shadow Elder Sharn and her family strapped to its shield.

(Incredible Hulk#711) - Going on the defensive until he could get behind the Wildebot, the Hulk severed its shield-holding hand and then blew up the Wildebot with his blaster.
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    I'm not certain Wildebots were in Skaar: Son of Hulk#7-9. The image in #7 has beings that look fully robotic (as opposed to a number of cyborgs, like the Red King) and distinct from the Death's Head Warguard, who were also present. An apparent non-humanoid robot is seen in #8. I don't see any in #9, but the same group was present from #7-9...perhaps they were destroyed by the dragons or Axeman Bone's army.
    They are not specifically identified as Wildebots, and I'm not sure why they would be allied with organics...

    Sakaarian calendar

If Skeletron ever comes back and begins re-forming Turgentine Technenium, he might have some interest in the Wildebots...

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Wildebots should be distinguished from:


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Incredible Hulk III#96, story pg. 8, panel 4 (emerging from water, chomping Guardsman);
        pg. 9, panel 1 (blasting villagers);
            panel 3 (approaching village, frontal);
        pg. 10, panel 1 (charging village, lateral);
            panel 3 (destroyed by Warbound);
    #102, pg. 6, panel 4 (slaughtering wife and children of unidentified red/"Imperial");
        pg. 17, panel 4 (Wildebots descending on Red King)
    #105, pg. 1, panel 2 (group meeting/speaking with Arch-E);
Skaar: Son of Hulk#3, pg. 10, panel 5 (charging);
        pg. 11 (in profile);
    #4, pg. 3, panel 4 (Brood-Native hybrids hiding from Wildebot);
        pg. 12, panel 1 (Wildebots cannibalizing shadow ship);
    #5, pg. 9, panel 2 (attacking newborn Skaar);
    #7, last page (questionable Wildebots in Skaar's army);
    #8, pg. 6, panel 3 (apparent Wildebot in Skaar's army);
            panel 5 (two different apparent Wildebots with rest of group);
War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar One-Shot#1, pg. 6 (attacking Starbolt and Shi'ar)
Incredible Hulk#709, pg. 18, panel 1 (Wildebot in the Gauntlet part 1);
    #709, pg. 20/last story page (Wildebot with Sharn strapped to shield)


Appearances:
Incredible Hulk III#93 (May, 2006) - Greg Pak (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jeffrey Huet (inker), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulk III#96 (July, 2006) - Greg Pak (writer), Aaron Lopresti (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1 (July, 2006) - Anthony Flamini & Greg Pak (writers), Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, Ladronn, Ryan Sook, Alex Maleev, Lucio Parrillo & James Raiz (resource artists), Jim Calafiore (new art), Jen Grunwald & Mark D. Beasley (associate editors), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist (editor)

Incredible Hulk II#102 (March, 2007) - Greg Pak (writer), Aaron Lopresti (penciler), Sandu Florea (inkers), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#105 (June, 2007) - Greg Pak (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jeffrey Huet (inkers), Nathan Cosby (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Skaar: Son of Hulk#3 (October, 2008) - Greg Pak (writer), Ron Garney (penciler),
Butch Guice (inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Skaar: Son of Hulk Presents – Savage World of Sakaar#1 (November, 2008) - Greg Pak (writer), Timothy Truman (penciler, inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Skaar: Son of Hulk#4 (December, 2008) - Greg Pak (writer), Ron Garney (penciler), Butch Guice (inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Skaar: Son of Hulk#5-6 (January-February, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Ron Garney (penciler), Butch Guice (inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Skaar: Son of Hulk#7 (March, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Butch Guice (artist), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Skaar: Son of Hulk#9 (May, 2009) - Greg Pak (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Butch Guice (inker), Jordan D. White (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar One-Shot#1 (August, 2009) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Graham Nolan & Reilly Brown (pencilers), Nelson DeCastro (inker), Jordan D. White (editor)
Incredible Hulk#709 (December, 2017) - Greg Pak (writer), Greg Land (penciler), Jay Leisten (inker), Chris Robson (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Incredible Hulk#710-711 (January, 2018) - Greg Pak (writer), Greg Land (penciler), Jay Leisten (inker), Chris Robson (assistant editor), Mark Paniccia (editor)


First posted: 03/04/2023
Last updated: 03/04/2023

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