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Fang the Sniper

Fang, as seen in Sonic the Fighters
Game series Sonic the Hedgehog
First game Sonic Triple Trouble (aka Sonic & Tails 2)
Creator(s) Will be added when Concept Mobius is back up
In-Universe Information
Species Weasel-Wolf hybrid
Age Unknown, but at least 18 because of his gun
Birthday Unknown
Birthplace Unknown

Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. He first appeared in the Game Gear video game Sonic Triple Trouble (alternatively known as Sonic & Tails 2) as a treasure hunter in search of the Chaos Emeralds. Image File history File links fang the sniper from the sonic video games File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sonic the Fighters (Sonic Championship in US arcades), is a fighting game. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Sega Game Gear was Segas first portable gaming system. ... Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ...


The character was originally conceived as Fang the Sniper, the name by which he was known in the Japanese Sonic games, but this was changed for American and European releases to Jet the Sniper, until eventually Sega settled for Nack the Weasel. Although he is still known under both the Japanese and American names, he has been named Fang the Sniper in all of the most recent games. World map showing Europe Political map (neighboring countries in Asia and Africa also shown) Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. ...

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Character

Fang the Sniper in Sonic Triple Trouble
Fang the Sniper in Sonic Triple Trouble

Fang is a purple treasure hunter (or bounty hunter in the Archie Sonic comics). In the Sega games Fang/Nack is half-weasel half-wolf in the American games, but just a wolf in the Japanese games. He seems to be obsessed with valuables, jewels, and money, and has interests in beautiful women. He wears a large, brown hat, brown and white boots, and brown gloves with metal plates on them. The reason that he is known as "Fang" is because one of his canines is much larger than the other, which makes it his trademark (The larger tooth is on his left side of his face). He has a long, thick, purple tail that he can use to bounce on and attack his foes. Image File history File links Sonic_Triple_Trouble_Fang. ... Image File history File links Sonic_Triple_Trouble_Fang. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Species Mustela africana Mustela altaica Mustela erminea Mustela eversmannii Mustela felipei Mustela frenata Mustela kathiah Mustela lutreola Mustela lutreolina Mustela nigripes Mustela nivalis Mustela nudipes Mustela putorius Mustela sibirica Mustela strigidorsa Mustela vison Mustela Whitus Weasels are mammals in the genus Mustela of the Mustelidae family. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... A selection of gemstone pebbles made by tumbling rough rock with abrasive grit, in a rotating drum. ... An example of Money. ...


Originally his signature weapon was going to be a silver magnum, but Sega eventually nixed the idea due to maturity issues [citation needed]. Instead he uses a cork-firing popgun in Sonic the Fighters. He also has his own airbike called the Marvelous Queen that he uses to fly around in. Despite the fact that he is one of the lesser known Sonic characters, Fang has a devoted fanbase and remains popular in both the U.S. and Japan. He was also the first Sonic character to have a real gun, which may have been the reason of his disappearance from the games. However, since the release of Shadow the Hedgehog, in which Shadow uses guns, many fans have speculated whether or not Fang may return in future games. The word Magnum, derived from the Latin word magnus (English: great), has been applied to several things: Some people named Magnum, or the Great: Alexander III of Macedon, Megas Alexandros Pompey, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus Pope Gregory I, Gregorius Magnus Pope Leo I, Leo Magnus Charles king of Franks, Carolus Magnus... Fandom (A fusion of the words fan and kingdom. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...

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The games

To date, Fang has appeared in only three Sonic games, the first being Sonic Triple Trouble (Sonic and Tails 2). In this game, he is one of three enemies opposed to Sonic in the race for the Chaos Emeralds (together with Knuckles and Dr. Robotnik). Contrary to Knuckles, however, who is simply misguided by Robotnik into fighting Sonic, Fang is purely motivated by his greed. At the end of each special stage, Sonic (or Tails) must fight Fang for control over the Chaos Emeralds. Sonic Triple Trouble is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Aspect and published by Sega for Sega Game Gear. ... Knuckles may refer to: the joints of the hand Knuckles the Echidna, the Sega video game character This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


In Sonic Drift 2 Fang the Sniper is one of the seven playable racers in the game. He rides a kart called the Marvelous Queen, and while Fang has good acceleration, he has poor handling. He has the ability to toss oil balls that cause whoever hits them to slip out of control. According to the Japanese manual, Fang hails from an alternate dimension, which is a backstory not unlike that of Blaze the Cat. Spoiler warning: Plot or ending details follow. ... A kart racer takes a turn on an indoor track Kart racing (as the word is so spelled by enthusiasts) or karting is a variant of open-wheeler motor sport with simple, small four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a black, dark brown or greenish liquid found in porous rock formations in the earth. ... Blaze the Cat is a fictitious character, a female cat who made her debut in the Nintendo DS video game, Sonic Rush. ...


He has made a cameo as an item ("a good luck item" as in the manual) in Tails Adventure, but it was not technically an appearance. Tails Adventure is an adventure game for the Sega Game Gear. ...


His last appearance to date was in Sonic the Fighters (the U.S. arcade version was titled Sonic Championship; all versions of Sonic Gems Collection use the original title). Fang attacks quickly with his popgun and tail. He is the sixth opponent in the regular game and his arena is Casino Night. Sonic the Fighters (Sonic Championship in US arcades), is a fighting game. ... Sonic Gems Collection is a GameCube and (in Japan and Europe) PlayStation 2 compilation of the more obscure games of the Sonic series. ...


All three of these games were included in Sonic Gems Collection. Fang the Sniper was originally set to appear in Sega Saturn's Sonic X-Treme as a boss character; however, the game was eventually scrapped after several months of development turmoil. It is thought by some that Sonic killed Fang as part of this game's storyline, which would explain his recent absence. However, he may return in future Sonic games. To back this up, he is the only "scrapped" character to have a profile up on Sonic Central, a regularly updated official Sonic website. A person on a Sonic message board who claimed to be a Sega of Europe employee, said that a surprise character from one of the past games would appear in the new Sonic the Hedgehog, which could be Fang. However, he admitted that sometimes he drops false information. This information is unknown at the time. Sonic Gems Collection is a GameCube and (in Japan and Europe) PlayStation 2 compilation of the more obscure games of the Sonic series. ... The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, April 27, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... Sonic X-treme is an unreleased platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...

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The comics

Note: Due to the fact that Fang is referred to as Nack in both comic series, he is referred to as Nack in this section.

Nack the Weasel on the cover of #122 of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog
Nack the Weasel on the cover of #122 of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog
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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (400x614, 104 KB)[edit] Summary Nack the Weasel as he appears on the cover of Archie Comic Sonic the Hedgehog #122 This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (400x614, 104 KB)[edit] Summary Nack the Weasel as he appears on the cover of Archie Comic Sonic the Hedgehog #122 This image is of the cover of a single issue of a comic book, and the copyright for it is...

Archie

In the Archie Sonic comics, he has a sister named Nic, which seems to be a play on his translated name, Nack. The cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #1, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ...


His first appearance is in the Sonic Triple Trouble adaptation special. In the story, Robotnik had designed a machine to harness the power of chaos emeralds. His then sidekick, Crabmeat accidentally set the machine wrong causing it to overload and break the emerald in two. This made a new "zone" (alternate reality) and Robotnik hired Nack to stop Sonic from retrieving the emerald pieces.


His next big case was to capture Sonic which led to Sonic's robotizisation. Sonic was charged with treason after he was returned to normal, but escaped custody to hunt Nack down. He was found in the Bottom of the Barrel Bar 'n' Grill and later captured.


Later, he and his sister were charged with capturing the chaos energy charged Knuckles the Echidna. After collecting their payment, they were not heard from for some time.


Then he appeared with a group of nameless weasels to kidnap Princess Sally Acorn and collect a ransom from her parents, but Sally escaped by tricking Nack into thinking that she would join his group, and then kneeing Nack in his (fur-covered) groin. He tried to get revenge by killing the princess, but was thwarted when Mina Mongoose took the bullet for the princess (it is said that this comic had to be censored due to its accurate depiction of a gun). Her Royal Highness, Princess Sally of Mobius (Sally Acorn or Princess Sally Alicia Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the North American Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons (commonly referred to by fans as SatAM) in 1994 and Archies Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... The term ransom refers to the practice of holding a prisoner to extort money or property extorted to secure their release, or to the sum of money involved. ... Mina Mongoose (or the provided nicknames Mina-girl, songoose and songbird, a nickname given to Mina for her singing talents) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics. ...


Nack managed to get away and was offered a job in Station Square by an unnamed client who wanted to know about the Master Emerald of Angel Island. Rouge the Bat overheard their conversation and flew to the island herself. It is unknown if Nack actually took the job or not. The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ... Angel Island (formerly called the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Rouge the Bat ) is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ...


His next appearance was in issue #153 of the Sonic Archie series, where he made a (rather lame) attempt at trying to assassinate Mina Mongoose, because Eggman could not stand her music. He later gave in to one of Sally Acorn's threats and got thrown in jail. Mina Mongoose (or the provided nicknames Mina-girl, songoose and songbird, a nickname given to Mina for her singing talents) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics. ... Princess Sally (or Sally Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons in 1994 and Archie comics. ...


His most recent appearance in the Sonic Archie series was a rather small one. When the Destructix (a group consisting ofDrago Wolf and a few others) got thrown in jail after an embarrassing defeat by the Freedom Fighters, Nack started taunting them. After that, Mammoth Mogul freed the Destructix from jail. In the Chaos, Nack escapes, planning to poison his old teammates before leaving. The Destructix are an organzation from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... Drago Wolf is a fictional antagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... Mammoth Mogul is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ...

Nack the Weasel in Sonic the Comic
Nack the Weasel in Sonic the Comic
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Image File history File links Sonic_Comic_Nack. ... Image File history File links Sonic_Comic_Nack. ... Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ...

Sonic the Comic

In the UK's Sonic the Comic Nack used to be a member of the Chaotix Crew, but betrayed them to the Brotherhood of Metallix for money. The Metallix betrayed him but he'd come prepared with a neural disruptor gun; he was blasted in the back before he could use it (Knuckles used it instead), and spent the next few months in a prison hospital. He broke out and appeared sporadically throughout the comic, working solely for financial gain either through mercenary work or robbing banks/ancient treasures, and he twice battled the Chaotix. Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Metal Sonic from Sonic CD Metal Sonic is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


His character was said to be a scientific genius, as shown with his development of the neural disruptor and knowledge of how to hack the Omni-Viewer, with the main focus in the comic being on his use of shrinking objects. He first used a shrink ray in order to shrink down echidna treasures in the Sandopolis Zone so he could more easily steal them & then re-expand them before hopefully selling them on. He later developed gas cartridges that let him shrink and grow objects, people and even himself. He used this several times for combat purposes but on both occasions he was defeated.


He finally teamed up with Robotnik's loyal lackey Grimer, developing a belt-like device that could shrink people down to sub-molecular levels. Using this, he and Grimer intended to retrieve Robotnik (who had been shrunken to these levels and was presumed dead); in the process, they came across the sub-molecular, mystical world of Shanazar. Nack would eventually help Robotnik not only return to Mobius but also merge it with Shanazar in the process, after which he was never seen again. Oddly, after having such a crucial role in starting the Shanazar run of stories, Nack never really had much of a role in those stories. Nigel Kitching, as revealed on the sonicthecomic Yahoo group, revealed that he originally planned to have Sonic chase after Nack through Shanazar so he could use his belt device to return to Mobius, but he was fired off the comic before that could happen (he was rehired by a later editor). Shanazar is a planet from Sonic the Comic in which a run of stories was set from issue #149 to #165. ...


In the unofficial online continuation of Sonic the Comic, Nack reappeared without explanation going on a crime spree across the city, with Tails hot on his trail. After constantly remaining one step ahead of the cops and also nearly killing Tails with a bomb, Nack was finally brought down when Tails caused his getaway plane to crash into a river. Though no body was found, he was presumed dead. In actuality, he survived. After vowing revenge on Tails, he decided to lay low for awhile.

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Trivia

  • Despite his lack of recent appearances, Sonic Central still recognises Fang as a character. This has led many fans to believe that Fang will return in an upcoming game. It is currently unknown whether he will return or not.
  • According to the Japanese manual of Sonic Drift 2, Fang is actually from another dimension, which caused many fans to believe that Fang would appear in Sonic Rush, where there was a rip in the space-time continuum. Blaze and Eggman Nega were sent to different dimensions. However, Fang is still not in the game.
  • In Sonic Riders, some of the airbikes, such as the Omnipotence, looks similar to Fang's airbike, which is a possible reference to Fang.
  • Fang was rumored to appear in Sonic Riders but these rumours were soon denied.
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Sonic Rush is a Sonic the Hedgehog game for the Nintendo DS. It was developed by Dimps, and published by Sega. ...

See also

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Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...

External links

  • Nack the Weasel info sheet on Sonic HQ - Info on Nack's appearances on both the Archie and Fleetway comics.

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