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Bubbles is a female robot that was involved in an underground robot-fighting ring.

Her speech patterns are formal and erudite.[1] She also does not enjoy nicknames, having rejected Faye's nicknames like Bubs, Miss Bubbles, PALKyrie and Large Metal Friend.[2]

Biography Edit

After joining the military, Bubbles was given her name by members of her squadron. A horrific attack during her tour of duty led to the deaths of all other squad members. Bubbles herself was incapacitated by EMP but escaped physical damage.[3]

Exact details of Bubbles' service record have been lost.

She suffered from PTSD after her military career; those memories were claimed to have been locked away by Corpse Witch, who held the unlock key as leverage over her,[4] although when Spookybot intervened it was revealed that the memories were accidentally lost in the process.[5]

She greeted and screened visitors and performed repairs on the fighters in Robot-Fighting Ring.[6] She did not fight,[1] and finds robot fighting "grotesque".[7]

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Bubbles without her armor in Number 3475: Range Of Motion

Her armor was both a physical and a psychological defense. She has continued to wear it without any practical need and has been unwilling to take it off until a recent milestone in her recovery. Faye helped Bubbles take off her armor.[8] Since removing her armor she appears to wear a maroon bodysuit with short sleeves and legs, which is removable. She has been seen wearing a hoodie and jeans.[9] Bubble's first true piece of clothing was a cardigan sweater made by Emily Azuma; the sweater would open or collapse by squeezing a corner (a feat Bubbles noted as incredibly advanced programming). She has also borrowed neckties from Marten for celebratory occasions.

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Bubbles discusses human-AI relations with Evie in 3656

She currently works at Union Robotics, a robot repair shop she started with Faye.

Bubbles did not appreciate some of Evie's commentary about AI-sociology.[10][11]

Personality Edit

Relationships Edit

Bubbles may feel misunderstood on account of her size.[12] It is maybe related, or maybe not, that she is socially withdrawn.[13]

It took time for her to become friends with the rest of the characters. Since then she has shown concern for Faye's well-being and was sympathetic to Claire's gender dysphoria.[14]

She is extremely close with Faye. Eventually her feelings for her became romantic. She was initially unsure of what to do about those feelings because she didn't believe that Faye reciprocated them. However, after discovering that Faye had similar feelings for her too, they entered an intimate relationship.[15]

Tea Edit

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Trying tea for the first time

Although Bubbles cannot eat, she has highly-calibrated olfactory sensors- whenever visiting Coffee of Doom she will order herbal tea because she enjoys the aroma. Hannelore takes pride in brewing tea for Bubbles;[16] the resulting blends have allowed Bubbles to see a variety of mythical creatures.[17][18][19][20]

Claire once tried to make tea for Bubbles, but failed.[21]

Appearance Edit

With armor on, the abs of Bubbles are like "a slinky full of ball bearings".[22][23] Before Bubbles took off her armor, Faye sometimes hit her head on Bubbles' chest plate.[24][25][26]

Bubbles styles her hair herself.[24][27]

Equipment Edit

Bubbles has an olfactory system tuned to detect chemical and biological weapons.[16] Her muscles are triple-reinforced myomer. Her armor is a metallo-ceramic material, possibly Chobham armor, and can resist a 3 cm APFSDS round. Also, her armor can be removed[28]. She is capable of a top running speed of 30 km/hr and a 3-meter vertical leap[29]


Memorable quotes Edit

  • "DO NOT DISTURB ME WHEN I AM IN UNICORN GROVE"[30]
  • "DO NOT TAINT PEGASUS COVE WITH TALK OF DILDOS"[18]
  • Dialog with Steve:
    —How much do you bench?
    Is the bench reinforced?[31]
  • One must crawl before one can walk.[32]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Number 3019: Noncombatant
  2. Number 3256: I Guess She Didn't Go Home
  3. 3463: Heart Of Darkness
  4. Number 3370: The Dangling Blade
  5. Number 3413: Having Fun
  6. Number 3018: Friendly Fire
  7. Number 3017: Fite Nite
  8. Number 3474: Sailor Sagittarius A*
  9. Number 3500: Bandwidth Limitations
  10. 3656: Recursive Sociology
  11. 3668: Letting It All Come Out
  12. Number 3009: They Should Go To The Support Group
  13. Number 3051: Double Reverse Psychology
  14. Number 3337: Smol Tolk
  15. 3744: Good Talk? Good Talk.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Number 3146: Smell Test
  17. Number 3147: Rookie Mistake
  18. 18.0 18.1 Number 3179: It Must Remain Pristine
  19. Number 3251: Hello Kirin
  20. Number 3426: Anything You Say
  21. Number 3332: Lipton
  22. Number 3279: It's Like A 30-Pack
  23. Number 3340: The Body Politic
  24. 24.0 24.1 Number 3276: Shaped Armor
  25. Number 3388: Donk
  26. Number 3461: This Keeps Happening
  27. 3852: Zandatsu
  28. Number 3032: Is That A Hotdog Bun
  29. Number 3004: Anatomy Of A Combat Droid
  30. Number 3148: Horsey Time
  31. Number 3059: Welcome, Giant Friend
  32. 3801: Safety Third