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Encyclopedia > Scratch and Grounder
Scratch and Grounder as seen in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book
Scratch and Grounder as seen in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book

Scratch and Grounder are a pair of fictional Badnik robots created by Dr. Robotnik as adversaries of Sonic the Hedgehog in the animated series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. They form the greater part of Robotnik's "Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad" (often abbreviated to SSSSS Squad and, occasionally, 6-S). Scratch and Grounder were voiced by Phil Hayes and Gary Chalk, respectively. Image File history File linksMetadata ScratchGrounder. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ScratchGrounder. ... 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. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... 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. ... For other uses, see robot (disambiguation). ... This article is about the video game character. ... This article is about the video game character. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series that was first broadcast in September 1993, and has been running in cartoon syndication ever since. ... Phil Hayes (born in England, United Kingdom) is an American voice actor and comedian who has done much voice work. ... Gary Chalk (born 1953) is a British-born Canadian actor and voice actor. ...

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Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Scratch and Grounder are largely comic relief characters, and though charged with the capture of Sonic and his friend Tails, they almost always fail. Not only this, but the two are also highly gullible, easily being deceived by Sonic no matter how bizarre his disguises. These repeated failures frequently result in the two hapless robots receiving a lot of abuse (both verbal and physical) from Robotnik. Comic relief is the inclusion of a humorous character or scene or witty dialogue in an otherwise serious work, often to relieve tension. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ...


Scratch was originally created by Robotnik to be a super-robot that could easily catch Sonic for him, since all of his other mechanical bounty hunters fail. But unfortunately, the machine malfunctioned and gave birth to Scratch, a product almost exactly the opposite of what Robotnik wanted. Grounder is a sort of "clone" of Scratch. While being created by Robotnik in the cartoon, Scratch has his feather plucked and put into a cloner, but Scratch pulled a another lever while it was cloning proclaiming "You forgot to pull this one!". Robotnik shouts back "I didn't forget to pull that lever!" and the result was Grounder who had "slight modifications".


The two were occasionally aided by a robotic monkey named Coconuts (also based on an enemy from Sonic the Hedgehog 2), although most of the time, he would be competing with them rather than helping them, in hopes of being promoted out of janitor status. Approximate worldwide distribution of monkeys. ... Coconuts is a robot monkey from the early years of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... A janitor is a person who takes care of a building, such as a school, office building, or apartment block. ...

From left to right: Coconuts, Scratch, and Grounder listen for the sound of Sonic in pain.

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Physical appearance

Scratch resembles a tall, humanoid chicken, similar to Clucker (named "Kokekko" in Japan [1]), one of the robots in the Wing Fortress Zone of Sonic 2. He is distinctified by his prominent laugh, "Ba-ha-ha-ha!". This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ...


Grounder is a small green machine with tank tracks, as well as drills instead of his hands and nose. Grounder's design was purposefully derived from the Grounder from Sonic the Hedgehog 2's Aquatic Ruin Zone, though those Grounders (named "Handrill" in Japan) were massproduced, their color schemes were different and they attacked by bursting out of walls. He is notably less intelligent than Scratch, but once acquired a chip that made him super-intelligent - it was subsequently lost. While Scratch seems to be the brains, Grounder is the artillery - his robot body is filled with accessories, which switch usually in his drill hands.


Other appearances

Grounder first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 as a regular enemy in the Aquatic Ruins stage. This version, however, was red.


Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts all appeared as opponents in the game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, which was a clone of Puyo Puyo. Scratch also appeared in a special stage of Sonic Spinball. Dr. Robotniks Mean Bean Machine is a Sonic the Hedgehog video game. ... Puyo Pop, known in Japan as Puyo Puyo ) is a computer puzzle game made in 1991 by Compile for various video game systems. ... Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (also known as Sonic Spinball) is an adventure pinball game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Scratch and Grounder also appeared in the earliest issues of the Sonic comic book published by Archie Comics. However, the characters themselves were prominently featured only in their first appearance there, published in issue #2. Subsequent appearances of the two were minor; their last appearance in the comic was part of a flashback in issue #57. However, Scratch appears in issue 4 (Tails' Little Tale) without Grounder and Grounder appears (without Scratch) in the story "Sonic Spin City!", published in Sonic Super Special #15. 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. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... 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. ...


External links

  • Scans of the duo's first appearance in the comic
  • The Adventures of Scratch and Grounder - A fancomic starring Scratch and Grounder

  Results from FactBites:
 
Scratch and Grounder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (396 words)
Scratch resembles a large, humanoid chicken (similar to one of the badniks in the Wing Fortress Zone of Sonic 2, and an enemy robot from the third stage of Sonic Spinball).
Grounder's design was purposefully derived from several different badnik characters from early Sonic games, especially a badnik of the same name from Sonic 2's Aquatic Ruin Zone, though their color schemes were different and they attacked by bursting out of walls or from the ground.
Scratch and Grounder are largely comic relief characters, as is this incarnation of Robotnik himself, and though charged with the capture of Sonic and his friend Tails, they almost always fail.
Minor characters in Sonic the Hedgehog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (5257 words)
Grounder is one of the "henchbots" Dr. Robotnik frequently uses to try to defeat Sonic the Hedgehog and is almost always with Scratch.
Grounder is the "muscle" of the robotic duo; he often attacks Sonic directly.
Scratch is often the "brains" of the robotic duo of Scratch and Grounder, though often, he will follow orders from Robotnik (sometimes with his own variations).
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