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“Compute and Shoot!”
    —Ro-Bow's official catchphrase

Ro-Bow is a robotic one-eyed Tech Sensei of the Bowslinger Battle Class in Skylanders: Imaginators. He is included in the Lost Imaginite Mines Level Pack.

Background

Physical Traits

Ro-Bow is a robotic creature with parts of black and green metal and a single blue lens for his eye. He wears a green hood matching the green arms, the signature golden Sensei belt and a black tasset, and uses a red and gold bow with drill-shapped red arrows.

Personality

Though it's unclear if it was caused by the speech patterns or the other way around, Ro-Bow is prideful and arrogant, constantly taunting his enemies even after a victory and complimenting his own characteristics.

Biography

There is no record of the person who originally built Ro-Bow. By the time his basic systems were fully online, his creator was nowhere to be found. Ro-Bow searched far and wide, but since his programming was incomplete, he was unable to communicate with anyone. Eventually he stumbled upon the remains of an old lair that had been built by Kaos, and discovered a strange device inside the Matter Refactoring Room. Ro-Bow was able to access the device and download a staggering amount of information from it, which gave him the ability to speak, albeit in a slightly strange language, as well as shoot driller arrows with pinpoint accuracy. He also acquired a lot of details about Kaos himself. Even though Ro-Bow's past was a mystery, his future became quite clear - his new prime directive was to seek out Master Eon and help fight evil. With this incredible archery knowledge and skills, there could be no better trainer for the Bowslinger Class, so Eon made him a Sensei on the spot.

Gameplay

Stats

These are the starting and maximum Statistics for this Skylander in the Skylanders games.

  • Health: ??? (max. 0)
  • Speed: ?? (max. 48)
  • Armor: ?? (max. 30)
  • Critical Hit: ?? (max. 50)
  • Elemental Power: ?? (max. 50)

Warning: These stats are not used in any of the Skylander games. They are only listed for completeness reasons.

  • Strength: 300
  • Defense: 160
  • Agility: 190
  • Luck: 300

Abilities

Basic Abilities
These abilities are available from the start of the game.
Soul Gem Ability
Requires Soul Gem from:
Sensei Tech Realm
Sky-Chi Ability
Requires unlocking from the
Bowslinger Sensei Shrine
Archer Combo Whirling Destruct-O-Matic
Ro-Bow Rampage
Ctrl-Alt-Defeat

Primary Ability
Press Attack 1 to shoot. Press Attack 1, Attack 3, Attack 1 for an Archer Combo Finisher. Basic arrow shots also carry enemies with them.

Secondary Ability
Press Attack 2 to roll out. Hold Attack 2 to increase the duration of the roll.

Price: 4000
Press Attack 3 in the air to launch a barrage of lasers, missiles, and arrows on enemies.
View Sky-Chi
The ultimate Sensei attack! Hold Special Attack to perform your Sky-Chi Power and drill through your enemies! Use Left Stick to move around!
View Soul Gem

Basic Upgrades
Skylanders can buy new abilities from Persephone/Power Pods.

Reinforced Arrows Deconstruction Laser Whirling Destruct-O-Matic V2 Havoc Orb
Price: 500

Arrows now explode.

Price: 700

Press Attack 3 to fire a laser. Enemies hit by this attack take increased damage.

Price: 900

Increases max duration, damage, and speed in this mode.

Price: 1200

Jump and press Attack 1 to fire arrows everywhere.


Archery Mastery
View Tech Mastery
Enhances Ro-Bow's Archery.
Charged Shot Improved Archery Archer Combos
Price: 1700

Hold Attack 1 to fire a charged arrow that deals heavy damage.

Price: 2200

Arrow attacks deal increased damage.

Price: 3000

Press Attack 1, Attack 3 twice to create a storm of arrows. Press Attack 1, Attack 3, Attack 2 to auto fire arrows from both hands.

Tech Mastery
View Archery Mastery
Improve the Whirling Destruct-o-matic and laser skills.
Enhanced Decontruction Laser Whirling Destruct-O-Matic V3 Mechanical Obelisk
Price: 1700

Hold Attack 3 to charge the laser.

Price: 2200

Whirling Destruct-o-matic v3 damage increases and it deals area damage at the end of the move based on the number of enemies hit.

Price: 3000

Press Attack 3 to fire the charged laser or hold Attack 3 to transform into a turret that fires a beam that slows and damages enemies.



Quotes

Battle Cries

  • "Compute and Shoot!"
  • "OMG, plus one to all Imaginators who train with me!" - Sensei Training Bonus
  • "And now your Bowslingers can pwn the bad guys with this Secret Technique I hacked together." - Secret Technique Bonus
  • "Let's log on to victory!" - before a battle
  • "Ugh, I'm spammed with enemies!"
  • "Game over for you bad guys!" - after a battle
  • "What a bunch of noobs."
  • "Ro-Bow FTW!"
  • "OMG, they got pwned!"
  • "Password accepted!" - opening a gate
  • "Fixed that for you."
  • "Plus one!" - leveling up
  • "I rule!" - leveling up
  • "Smiley face!"
  • "Overload!"
  • "Sweet!"
  • "Oh, that's going on the playlist!" - Ringing a Battle Gong
  • "Your mileage may vary with this attack."
  • "Welcome to my homepage!" - checking stats
  • "TODR."
  • "Double clicking on Sensei Power!"
  • "Does this help?" - Sky-ChiCtrl-Alt-Defeat
  • "I heart Sky-Chi!"
  • "Sky-Chi.exe"
  • "OMG!" - End of Sky-Chi
  • "Okay, booting up!" - Bowslinger Sensei Shrine

Character Trailers

Gallery

Trivia

  • Ro-Bow's "strange" speech patterns are actually internet terms and various slang, also known as chatspeak. Dreamcatcher also speaks this way, though to a lesser degree and willingly.
  • The Snapshot Head part for Imaginators greatly resembles Ro-Bow's, and is possibly a reference to the fact his head resembles a computer webcam. It is also the name of another bow and arrow Skylander, Snap Shot.
  • Ro-Bow unlocks the Cavalier Hat headgear part for Imaginators, despite wearing a hood instead.
  • While in turret form, he resembles the Personality Core Wheatley from the Portal franchise.
  • He is the only robot Tech Skylander to lack silver, gold and/or orange parts, the element's main colors.
  • He, Wild Storm, Crash Bandicoot, and Dr. Neo Cortex are the only Skylanders figures to also double as Adventure or Level Pack figures.
  • He resembles Robin Hood, a heroic outlaw in English folklore who was a highly skilled archer, usually depicted using a traditional medieval cloak and hood.
  • During a Grind Challenge, Ro-Bow curls up into a ball and rolls instead of sliding on his two feet.
    • Also, he is the second Skylander to tuck and roll every time he jumps while Stink Bomb is the first.
  • His Sky-Chi "Ctrl-Alt-Defeat" is a pun on "Ctrl+Alt+Delete",a computer keyboard command on IBM PC compatible computers, invoked by pressing the Delete key while holding the Control and Alt keys.
  • Strangly, Ro-Bow's name is stylized in all capital letters in-game.
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