Supporter Robo are Machine Robo used by Machine Robo Rescue an, as their name suggests, they provide back-up for the Leader Robo while also being able to combine with them to form the limbs of a Hyper Mode. While each Leader Robo has its' own team of four near-identical Supporter Robo, though with the correct commands from a K-BOY they can swap them around and perform an EX Combination.
They have limited AI that gives them some independence, though they usually follow the directs of their Leader Robo or Robo Master and are referred to only by number. They rarely speak, and when they do it's only to confirm an order has been received. They have no personality as such, but tend to follow the mannerisms of their Leader Robo.
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At the advent of the Machine Robo Rescue programme, the organisation had four groups of Supporter Robo in action - the Sky Robo, who formed the Jet Team with Jet Robo; the Aider Robo, who formed the Fire Team with Fire Robo; the Bike Robo, who formed the Police Team with Police Robo; and the Bulldozer Robo, who formed the Drill Team with Drill Robo. They provided additional back-up duties during the early stages of the unit's growth and were frequently used in combat with the Disasters' Gura Gorros, often as part of a Hyper Mode. The new Helicopter Robo were deployed first to America to work with Gyro Robo, but were transferred to Japan by request of Koshiro Sasaki, with the Gyro Team later joining Blue Sirens. Jay was later able to recover Stealth Robo's K-BOY and was able to reactivate the Tank Robo, adding them to the Disasters' arsenal.
Along with Submarine Robo, the Aqua Robo were then built and tested by Professor Tōru Suidōbashi. After a successful debut, they were allocated to the Yellow Gears unit at the Submarine Team. The professor followed this up with the new Space Robo, designed to give Red Wings a way of matching Stealth Robo in space combat. They arrived too late to stop Jet Robo being defeated in battle against Stealth Robo near Ikaros 1 but later after he was reconfigured as Shuttle Robo they helped him get payback. Colonel Hazard's BL Machine Robo initially operated without Supporter Robo, though BL Fire Robo was able to take over the Aider Robo for a while. After they were retrieved by Fire Robo Hazard used the copious information he had build up on the Supporter Robo to create the BL Bike Robo , BL Bulldozer Robo and BL Aider Robo . Meanwhile Stealth Robo and Jay defected to MRR, but the Tank Robo were destroyed in combat with BL Drill Robo and the Professor's revised Hyper Mode for the updated V Stealth Robo eschewed the Supporter Robo.
MRR's Supporter Robo all survived the conflict with Kaiser-G and were dispersed among the various units of International Hyper Rescue - the Bike Robo joined Makoto and Police Robo in the Metropolitan Police Force's new Machine Robo division, the Bulldozer Robo worked with Drill Robo and Daichi Hayami at Hayami Heavy Industries, the Helicopter Robo returned to America to fight crime along Gyro Robo and the Utada twins, the Sky Robo were assigned to work with Jet Robo and Taiyoh in Sabah while the Aider Robo and Aqua Robo remained stationed at Rescue Headquarters. However, the professor's latest invention, Air Leon, used a completely different combination system.
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- On numerous occasions Supporter Robo just appear out of nowhere in order to form a Hyper Mode with a Leader Robo. Teleportation? Subspace? Lazy writing? We'll never know...