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Mighty the Armadillo

Mighty, as seen in Knuckles' Chaotix
Game series Sonic the Hedgehog
First game SegaSonic Arcade (aka Sonic Arcade)
Creator(s) Manabu Kusunoki[citation needed]
Voice actor(s) (English) None
Voice actor(s) (Japanese) Yusuke Numata (SegaSonic the Hedgehog, 1993)
In-Universe Information
Species Armadillo
Gender Male
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown

Mighty the Armadillo (マイティ・ザ・アルマジロ Maiti za Arumajiro?) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. He is an anthropomorphic armadillo with a red shell, and in some continuities, he is a member of the Chaotix group. His character designer is Manabu Kusunoki[citation needed]. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (896x1024, 574 KB) Mighty the Armadillo as seen in Knuckles Chaotix. ... Knuckles Chaotix, in Japan called simply Chaotix, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995, in Japan on April 21, 1995 and finally in Europe during May 1995. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... SegaSonic the Hedgehog, also sometimes known as Sonic Arcade, is an obscure but popular arcade game starring Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as pals Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Squirrel. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Yusuke Numata (沼田祐介 Numata Yusuke) is a seiyu born in Kaminagawa Prefecture on 10 June 1968. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... An anthropomorphic character; a cat ascribed human characteristics. ... For other uses, see Armadillo (disambiguation). ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


Mighty is an explorer and a long time acquaintance of Sonic the Hedgehog, and he first appeared in SegaSonic the Hedgehog, where he is voiced by Yusuke Numata. See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... This article is about the video game character. ... SegaSonic the Hedgehog, also sometimes known as Sonic Arcade, is an obscure but popular arcade game starring Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as pals Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Squirrel. ... Yusuke Numata (沼田祐介 Numata Yusuke) is a seiyu born in Kaminagawa Prefecture on 10 June 1968. ...

Contents

History

Before Sonic was created, he was considered by Sega to be made into either a hedgehog or an armadillo, due to both species having the ability to roll into balls. Due to this, some believe that Mighty is the prototype of Sonic, or was evolved from the armadillo concept.


SegaSonic the Hedgehog

Mighty's first appearance was in the arcade game SegaSonic the Hedgehog, where he was captured by Doctor Eggman along with Sonic the Hedgehog and Ray the Flying Squirrel. They were taken to Eggman Island and imprisoned, but managed to escape, destroying the island in the process. Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... SegaSonic the Hedgehog, also sometimes known as Sonic Arcade, is an obscure but popular arcade game starring Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as pals Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Squirrel. ... Doctor Eggman ), also known as Doctor Ivo Robotnik ) (see naming variations) is a video game character and main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... This article is about the video game character. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have dozens of minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ...


In this game, Mighty played exactly like Sonic and Ray; he was fairly fast and could roll into a ball to perform the Spin Attack and Spin Jump.


Knuckles' Chaotix

Mighty reappeared in Knuckles' Chaotix for the Sega 32X. In the Japanese manual, he just happened to stumble across the island which the adventure is set on during his explorations. In the American manual, he is a friend of Knuckles the Echidna, and happens to visit "Carnival Island" when Eggman attacks. Knuckles Chaotix, in Japan called simply Chaotix, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995, in Japan on April 21, 1995 and finally in Europe during May 1995. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...


In both manuals he is captured by Eggman, and imprisoned in his "Combi-Confiner" machine. When Knuckles arrives, he can pick Mighty out of the machine and use him as a partner. Mighty plays very much like Sonic from the previous Sonic games, using his Spin Attack and Spin Dash. He also has the ability to kick off walls in order to gain height.


Others

Mighty made a cameo appearance as a keychain in Gale Racer, the Sega Saturn version of the Arcade game Rad Mobile. The Sega Saturn ) is a 32-bit video game console, first released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America and July 8, 1995 in Europe. ... A Rad Mobile screenshot Rad Mobile (1991) was a very fast race-driving arcade game released by Sega under its Sega System 32 platform. ...


Artwork of Mighty from Knuckles' Chaotix can be unlocked in Sonic Gems Collection. Sonic Gems Collection (ソニック ジェムズ コレクション) is a GameCube and (in Japan and Europe) PlayStation 2 compilation of the more obscure games of the Sonic series. ...


Personality

3D Mighty fanart by Chris Supernerd
3D Mighty fanart by Chris Supernerd

In the games, Mighty is a gentle and caring pacifist, only using his strength and fighting abilities when there is no other option. He loves to travel, and his dream is to journey to all places of the world. According to the Japanese booklet of Chaotix, Mighty enjoys forest bathing, likes peace and nature, and detests violence[1]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (757x1067, 138 KB)Sonic the hedgehog picture www. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (757x1067, 138 KB)Sonic the hedgehog picture www. ... Pacifist may mean: an advocate of pacifism. ... Look up travel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Abilities

Like most characters in the Sonic series, Mighty has some super speed. Mighty can use the Spin Attack, where Mighty curls up into a compact ball and rolls into enemies. He also has the Spin Jump, during which Mighty jumps into the air as a ball. Mighty has the Spin Dash (originally named the "Super Spin Dash") as well, which allows him to charge up a Spin Attack from a standing position, and then shoot off towards enemies.


Mighty's unique move in Chaotix was a wall kick that let him kick off a wall, gaining some height and letting him traverse up shafts as long as the walls are close enough to eachother. Despite his namesake, Mighty has never demonstrated a single feat of super strength in the games continuity and it is never directly stated in any official literature related to Chaotix or SegaSonic Arcade that he has such an ability. However, when the player selects him in SegaSonic Arcade, he flexes his arm and proclaims "Mighty Mighty!" indicating that at least he believes he possesses some degree of strength.


Comic books

Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)

In the Archie-published Sonic the Hedgehog comics, Mighty is quite impatient and has a bad temper. He has a strong rivalry with Espio the Chameleon and likes to lift weights and brag about his strength. Despite this, Mighty is actually quite humble, even if he doesn't show at times. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th anniversary issue published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Look up rivalry in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Espio the Chameleon ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ...


Mighty lived a regular life on the Floating Island as he grew up. He and Sonic are close friends as they met several years ago in an unknown base run by Robotnik that they shut down with the help of a squirrel named Ray. Mighty also knows Fiona Fox quite well. Once, Mighty, Sonic, and Ray had tried to save her during their escape, but Ray got stuck to a power stone and disappeared. In frustration, Mighty started to throw Robotnik's machines around, causing Robotnik to flee the base, taking Fiona with him, saying he "had other plans for her." Mighty and Fiona were once a fanon romantic item, but this has been severely disrupted by Sonic's dates with Fiona. This article is about the fictional island. ... Doctor Eggman ), also known as Doctor Ivo Robotnik ) (see naming variations) is a video game character and main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of theSonic the Hedgehog TV Series and comic series of the same name. ... For the author, see Frantz Fanon. ...


Mighty later joined up with the Chaotix when Robotnik threatened the Happyland Amusement Park. Since then, Mighty has helped Knuckles in his task of guarding the Floating Island and is loyal to Knuckles' cause as one of the founding members of Chaotix. Mighty also had his hand in being the first to meet Charmy Bee upon his venture to the Floating Island and introducing the bee to all his friends there. Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


Sonic the Comic

In Sonic the Comic, the UK Sonic comic, Mighty is introduced alongside Vector, Charmy, Espio and Nack the Weasel in the 'Knuckles: Total Chaotix' storyline, with the group collectively being known as the Chaotix Crew. Mighty is portrayed as a strong and brave character whose main flaws are his lack of forethought and tendency to forget his own strength. 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. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


For instance, when Knuckles and Chaotix attempted to break into the Brotherhood of Metallix fortress, Mighty smashed in through the hull and set off several alarms, jeoporadising the mission. And he once punched a dinosaur through the wall of the Chaotix headquarters. Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


In this continuity, Mighty has proved to be a valuable asset to the team on a number of occasions and is one of the top fighters in the comic, running very close to Knuckles, making him an ally of Sonic. He has an intense yet friendly rivalry with Espio. They remain close friends and allies, but neither one will ever admit the other is better and have gotten into some heated arguments and occasional fight over the matter. As with the rest of the crew, he often vents his frustrations on Charmy, though not in a physical manner. In business and accounting an asset is anything owned which can produce future economic benefit, whether in possession or by right to take possession, by a person or a group acting together, e. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... The word Ally, when used alone, has several possible meanings. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Espio Espio is a fictonal character from the Sonic franchise. ...


Aside from Charmy, he is the only member of the Chaotix to have his family life revealed. He is the son of a senile super-strong superhero known as Blockhead Bill, who is constantly getting into trouble by mistaking random people (like Sonic) for his old enemies, much to Mighty's exasperation. His partner is Society Max, a similarly-elderly lizard who uses a serum to turn into a mighty dinosaur; unlike Bill, Max remains quite smart and affably points out when his friend is being daft. This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


Trivia

  • Mighty's name was misspelled "Mighity" in the Japanese manual for Chaotix.
  • It has been rumored that the reason Mighty no longer appeared in games was because his creator left Sega and took the rights to use the character with him. However, this rumor has been proven to be a hoax, as Sega of Japan recently had a poll regarding popular characters, with Mighty the Armadillo finishing in 10th place. Sega commented that this means a possible return for Mighty, which proves the rumor to be invalid.[2] Adding to this, Mighty's picture is unlockable in Sonic Gems Collection. It is a possibility that Mighty was cut from the games merely so the Chaotix could fit into the three person team arrangement of Sonic Heroes, the first game in many years to include the Chaotix.
  • In the prototype of Knuckles Chaotix, dubbed in the thought-to-be ROM form as "Sonic Crackers", Sonic the Hedgehog was originally playable along with Miles "Tails" Prower. Sonic's movements and standing animations are exactly the same as Mighty's, thus leading to the belief that Sonic was taken out of Knuckles Chaotix fairly late in game production and got replaced by Mighty.
  • If Mighty falls from a high location in SegaSonic the Hedgehog, his shell will comically stay in the air for a few seconds. He is completely black underneath.
  • It was rumored that Mighty would return in Sonic Riders but, this rumor was proven false by Sega. Infact, the Chaotix as a whole never made an apperance as well.

Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Sonic Gems Collection (ソニック ジェムズ コレクション) is a GameCube and (in Japan and Europe) PlayStation 2 compilation of the more obscure games of the Sonic series. ... Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic Crackers, also known by the name in the ROM header, Sonic Studium, is an early Sonic the Hedgehog prototype game for the Sega Genesis. ... Knuckles Chaotix on the Sega 32X Knuckles Chaotix, also known as Chaotix is a Video Game in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, released for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Knuckleschaotix.info. Mighty hacks and his profile in the original Knuckles' Chaotix. Retrieved on November 26, 2006.
  2. ^ sonic.sega.jp. Poll results of Sonic characters. Retrieved on November 26, 2006.

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External links

  • Sonic Yoda
  • REAL Character Profile from Concept: Mobius (accessed 12/29/06)

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