Delete
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Species
Robot
Bunny (temporarily)[1]
Pinecone (temporarily)[2]
Chicken (temporarily)[2]
Age
Younger than Buzz
Gender
Male
Favorite color
Rust
Occupation
Assistant to Hacker
Relatives
Buzz (brother)
Digit (brother)
Zanko (fairy borg father)
Enemies
CyberSquad

Delete is one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Buzz) of Cyberchase.

He is one of Hacker's main henchbots, alongside Buzz.

Delete's birthday is September 12[3].

History

According to Buzz & Delete Save the Day, Buzz and Delete came from a cybersite called Botopolis, led by Princess Deia. In Hacker's earlier days, he bought robotic parts from that cybersite and constructed Buzz and Delete from them. Based on the dialogue all three characters share, it can be assumed that they both have a good relationship with her.

Personality

Delete seems to be the most innocent out of the show's recurring villains. He is somewhat clumsy and incompetent, and has a fondness for cute things such as bunnies, cyberstatic[4], and the golden drop[5]. He wants a pet rabbit of his own to love, care for, and call George.

Though Delete often goes along with Hacker's schemes, he occasionally protests out of sympathy and a seeming lack of understanding[6], or a conflicting opinion on the matter[7][8]. As Buzz is more willing to suck up to Hacker, he tries to cover for Delete or change his mind in these situations[9]. Delete has even shown a willingness to cooperate with the CyberSquad[10], and only returns to the Grim Wreaker because he believes Hacker and Buzz need him.[8]

When going along with Hacker's schemes as usual, Delete takes his side unquestioningly. He has engaged in acts of deceit to trick his rivals[11][12], and usually attends to orders to endanger the CyberSquad and Motherboard. However, he himself is vulnerable to trickery[13].

Physical appearance

Delete is tall, made of smooth blue metal, bolted together in the front. He has arms, legs, a body and a head. His jaw sticks out of his head, with teeth showing. His antenne are made of a more flexible material, given they can blow in the wind. He has yellow bolts on his shoulders, and by his mouth. He also has an orange cable, with an unknown purpose, connecting his body and his head together. Delete wears a mask over his eyes, cream-coloured gloves, and black shoes.

Powers and abilities

Delete has extendable arms.

He can do a convincing impression of Motherboard[11][12].

The orange ball at the tip of Delete's right antenna can be popped off[14].

Relationships

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Buzz

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Buzz and Delete have a sibling-like relationship. They care deeply for each other, and affectionately refer to each other as "Buzzy" and "Dee-Dee". However, they are also prone to squabbling about matters such as who gets to carry out a certain task. Hacker often has to intervene and shout at them to stop arguing.

Digit

Delete does not hesitate to capture Digit when his boss orders it. Digit, however can outsmart Delete and has, to get out of situations. Delete, however is willing to cooperate with Digit sometimes.

Gigabyte

Delete considers Gigabyte an older brother figure due to having his brainpower, and therefore thinking the same way as he does. He has nicknamed Gigabyte "Giggie".[15]

Hacker

Character bios

"Meet the CyberSquad" bio (2001)

Favorite Color: Rust

Favorite Foods: Pomegranates

Favorite Book: Chicken Little

Favorite Movie: The Wizard of Oz (because of the Tin Man, of course)

Pets: my Bunny, George

Favorite Color: Salmon

Trading card bio (Delete & Buzz)

Age: Buzz is older than Delete

Favorite Colors: Blue-green [Buzz], rust [Delete]

Favorite Lines: "Now look what you've done, Dee Dee!" [Buzz] "The boss isn't gonna like this, Buzzy!" [Delete]

Other Favorites: Donuts [Buzz] His pet bunny George [Delete]

Pet Peeves: Doing Hacker's dirty work [Buzz] Doing Buzz's dirty work [Delete]

Great At: Messing up Hacker's plans

Skwakopedia entry (Cyberchase: The Quest)

One of Hacker's henchman. He's a tall, skinny robot. Not very bright but loves bunnies. Best friend to Buzz.

"Who's Who Document"

Delete is a bad guy with a sensitive side. If Hacker would let him, he’d have a pet bunny named George. Delete works for Hacker because “Buzzy” does, and “Buzzy” is his friend. Not that he minds the dirty work – Delete likes to cause problems and make mischief as much as the next horrible henchman. But don’t ask him to solve problems; he can’t. He’ll just ask Buzz what to do. Together, Buzz and Delete are best described as “dumb and dumber.”

SPECIES Robot

LOCATION Cyberspace, Northern Frontier

SKILLS “Gee, I can’t think of any.”

FAVORITE BOOK He’s not much of a reader

"CyberSquad" bio (2012)

Delete, a "bot," is insecure and even more bumbling than Buzz. It’s hard for him to remember anything. His pal "Buzzy" helps him figure things out and together, they come up with excuses for why things go wrong. He likes animals, especially rabbits. Signature line: “Bunnies!”

Appearances

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Cyberchase

Gallery

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Trivia

Early concept sketches of Buzz and Delete

  • As revealed in the book Cyberchase: The Search for the Power Orb, he doesn't have all his brain chips, presumably explaining his clumsiness and ditziness.
    • The explanation given in early material is that he "has a terrible short-term memory because of electrical discharges that bounce between Delete's ears."[16] This does not seem to apply to the final series, as he seems to have epiphanies after these electrical discharges[citation needed].
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog fans have also noted various similarities between Scratch and Delete.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Portuguese Deleto Possibly from deletar (to delete) + -o (masculine suffix). Same spelling as deleto (I delete).

References

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