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Encyclopedia > Freedom Fighters (Sonic the Comic)

This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in Sonic the Comic, who served as core supporting cast and Freedom Fighters in that continuity. produced by Fleetway. For minor characters in the same continuity, see List of characters in Sonic the Comic. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Sonic the Hedgehog At left is official Sonic artwork from the original design of Sonic the Hedgehog game (artwork by Akira Watanabe) and at right is an artwork in the style of the upcoming new generation Sonic games. ... Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published fortnightly 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. ... Fleetway, also known as Fleetway Publications and Fleetway Editions, was a publishing company, mainly producing comic magazines for the U.K.. Fleetway began life as Amalgamated Press, the company owned by Alfred Harmsworth, who were based in Fleetway House. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


The Freedom Fighters were first formed in STC issue 8, The Origin Of Sonic, which sparked off the status-quo of Mobius being ruled by Robotnik until the 100th issue. While Johnny Lightfoot and Porker Lewis were both Sega-created characters (based on the animals rescued at the end of the game levels), Tekno is a creation of Lew Stringer. Lew Stringer (born March 22, 1959, England) is a freelance comic artist and scriptwriter. ...

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Johnny Lightfoot

The character of Johnny Lightfoot was originally based on the standard rabbit creature that could often be seen hopping away from a defeated badnik in early games of the series, though he was later adapted to a more humanoid form and gained clothes (including a red jacket). Johnny fought with a unique-looking staff-like weapon, and was one of the most loyal and reliable of the Freedom Fighters, often being a more sensible counter to Sonic. He was said to have many relatives (as actual rabbits tend to have). Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in many parts of the world. ... Motobug, the very first badnik ever seen in the Sonic series A Badnik is a term for an enemy robot in the early North American and European localizations of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. ...


Unlike the other Freedom Fighters, he never had much in the way of his solo adventures or major storylines, only having the Agent X saga (see below) and a battle against the forces of Commander Brutus; he even once openly expressed a desire to have his own solo adventure, right before Brutus' Badniks attacked. He would later be briefly turned into a Badnik by Brutus. Commander Brutus was a character in the UKs Sonic the Comic. ...

Johnny Lightfoot.

A storyline in later issues introduced a villain called Agent X, one of Robotnik's minions. After several appearences, Agent X sabotaged the Freedom Fighter's attack on Robotnik's old Flickies Island base and, after capturing them, revealed himself to be Johnny. It soon turned out that it was not the real Johnny at al as, due to a rip in time and space, he had been captured & replaced by shadow-like aliens. Sonic saved Johnny from the shadow's home dimension and Agent X was destroyed. Image File history File links Johnny. ... Image File history File links Johnny. ...


The character of Johnny Lightfoot was killed in the final story arc of STC based on Sonic Adventure. Where he attempted to reconnect power to an object the characters needed to defeat the rampaging Chaos. As he reconnected the power, Chaos attacked him and killed him with a powerful blow. Sonic Adventure is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


In the Unofficial continuation of Sonic the Comic, a nightmare creature took the form of a malevolent undead Johnny in order to feed off Amy's fear. She eventually got rid of it by facing her fear over Johnny's death.


Trivia

Nigel Kitching's tongue-in-cheek explanation in his original pitch for the Sonic Adventure adaptation for Johnny's death was "Johnny's dull so he must die".


Kitching has also said that he once planned Johnny to be in a love triangle with Sonic and Amy Rose. Though the idea was hinted at in a few stories, this storyline was never developed within the comic. Lew Stringer originally planned for Agent X to actually be Johnny, but he decided not to because he felt irresponsible doing so as he did not originally bring Johnny into the comic himself. Lew Stringer (born March 22, 1959, England) is a freelance comic artist and scriptwriter. ...


Porker Lewis

Porker Lewis
Porker Lewis

Porker Lewis was originally little more than a helpless pig that Sonic freed from badniks (and was the only Sonic character besides Sonic himself to appear in the first issue of the comic). However, he was quickly adapted into the technical expert of the team. It was later revealed that Porker had originally come from the Special Zone, where he was originally called Oscar. The crimelord Hammerhead had duped him into making a powerful bomb and after sabotaging it, he was forced to flee from both the police and an irate Hammerhead, finding a portal to Mobius and changing his name. Image File history File linksMetadata Porkere. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Porkere. ... This article is about the pig genus. ... Motobug, the very first badnik ever seen in the Sonic series A Badnik is a term for an enemy robot in the early North American and European localizations of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. ... Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...


Once on Mobius, he resided in the Emerald Hill Zone and became a friend of Sonic. He had the dubious honour of being one of the first Mobians turned into Badniks, and afterwards became a core Freedom Fighter, albeit an extremely timid one. A Badnik is a term for an enemy robot in the early North American and European versions of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. ...


The most prominent character development Porker saw during the comics was his encounter with the Brotherhood of Metallix, whereupon he found himself spending a month aboard the Miracle Planet as the Brotherhood's prisonal. Porker suffered a nervous breakdown as a result and left the Freedom Fighters to go live in the Mushroom Hill Zone. He made sporadic appearances helping Knuckles with the ancient technology on the Floating Island, occassionally being drawn into situations such as a raid by high-tech thieves on the island. After Robotnik was deposed, Porker would occasionally assist Sonic & the gang again, most notably against Chaos. Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Little Planet (sometimes referred to as the Miracle Planet) is a fictional satellite in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the setting of the game Sonic CD. According to legend, the Little Planet appears over Never Lake one month out of every year, and vanishes completely for the remaining...


His name is likely parodying the popular comedy character Parker Lewis. Parker Lewis Cant Lose - original FOX advertisement Parker Lewis Cant Lose is an early 1990s comedy television series that was strongly influenced by the film Ferris Buellers Day Off. ...


Tekno the Canary

One of the more noteworthy characters designed and created by Lew Stringer, Tekno debuted in Sonic The Comic 64 and is a scientific genius and engineer, Tekno is one of the key Freedom Fighters on Mobius. While she possesses similar attributes to Porker Lewis, she is far more adventurous and spends her days building up a backlog of inventions for every eventuality & then seeking out chances to use them against villains in the field. Lew Stringer (born March 22, 1959, England) is a freelance comic artist and scriptwriter. ...

Tekno
Tekno

She was originally a weapons designer for Robotnik and was responsible for the creation of the super-alloy Megatel. When Robotnik caught her working against him by making anti-Badnik weaponry, he had her taken away to the Badnik Processing Plants; Shortfuse the Cybernik intervened to save her in The Cybernik Strikes Back [STC issues 63-67], and in exchange she fixed and repainted his armour and helped him in a mission to bomb one of Robotnik's Chemical Plant Zone factories. Tekno would assist Shortfuse several times after this by giving him repairs and logistical support, and when Sonic was missing in the Special Zone, she was introduced to the Freedom Fighters and allowed them to use her secret Emerald Hill Zone lab as their base. Image File history File linksMetadata Tekno995. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Tekno995. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ... Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...


When Robotnik was deposed, Tekno began to team up more with Amy in keeping Mobius secure from the hordes of random criminals & nutters who were springing up. She also helped rescue Shortfuse from the Insectra Empire, visited Earth, and fought several times against the Doctor Robotnik Appreciation Tribe, Max Gamble, and the mysterious Agent X. Eventually she and Amy were sought up by the mysterious Eternity Ring, which sent them on missions to right wrongs & fight injustice throughout time and space, and she even witness the beginning of life on Mobius.


Eventually she & Amy returned to Mobius, and Tekno began assisting Sonic in investigating the New Zones. Her final appearance in STC had her & the other Freedom Fighters attempting to stop Robotnik from draining the life-force from Mobius and causing a devastating environmental collapse. Shanazar is a planet from Sonic the Comic in which a run of stories was set from issue #149 to #165. ...


Trivia

  • Tekno makes a brief uncanonical cameo appearance in #134 of the Archie Sonic comics, done as one of several admitted in-joke tributes by the artist Jon Gray. This happened without the consent of Tekno's creator/copyright-holder Lew Stringer which is why it is not considered part of the STC canon.

 
 

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