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This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. For minor characters in mainstream Sonic continuity, see Minor characters in Sonic the Hedgehog, and for those appearing in Archie comics continuity see Minor characters in Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie). 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. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ...

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B.A.R.F.

B.A.R.F., the Badnik Army Repair Functionaries, were a division of Robotnik's workers who repaired the Badnik robots destroyed by the Freedom Fighters. How big the division was is unknown: only two of its Search and Repair operatives, Cam (a cat) and Bert (a bull) were ever seen. Bert was the general 'handy-man' (with a strong fondess for hammers and hitting things with them); Cam, easily his intellectual superior, dealt more in re-programming computers. Both of them were highly devoted to Robotnik and the "improvements" he'd made to Mobius. Moto Bug, 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. ...

Left Cam, Right Bert.

The two appeared in two of their own Sonic's World stories - No More Mr. Nice Bug (STC 32-34) and The Seven Badniks (STC 59-62). In their first appearance, Sonic's ally Porker Lewis made a weapon that could change the programming of Badniks to make them pacifist "Niceniks" (pacifist up until the point you stepped on a flower, anyway). While reprogramming the corrupted Moto Bugs back, B.A.R.F managed to lose two of them and they had to track them down for fear they would infect other Moto Bugs. When the Niceniks launched a vicious assault on them for harming flowers, Cam and Bert retaliated by smashing them. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1229x986, 1577 KB) Summary comic panel scanned by me showing characters Cam The Cat and Bert The Bull Licensing This image is a single panel from the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1229x986, 1577 KB) Summary comic panel scanned by me showing characters Cam The Cat and Bert The Bull Licensing This image is a single panel from the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it...


In their second appearance (wearing new uniforms and with Cam having less jagged teeth), they were tasked with transporting Badniks from the Miracle Planet's Palmtree Panic Zone to Mobius' Green Hill Zone, in order to catch Sonic off guard by having him face Badniks he wouldn't expect to find in that Zone. However, the Palmtree Panic moels refused to share a Zone with the older Green Hill Badniks and ran amok, exterminating all the older models. The titular Seven Badniks were then built out of Green Hill Badniks by B.A.R.F to pacify the Palmtree Panic models, which they did with ease. The unruly Badniks were then taken back to the Miracle Planet (where they were promptly smashed by the vactioning Freedom Fighters). Cam & Bert never returned again, and neither did the Seven Badniks despite the writer deliberately setting them up to be used again.


NOTE: though it ran at the same time, 'The Seven Badniks' must be set before the story 'Brotherhood Of Metallix' because of the use of the Palmtree Panic Zones and the Miracle Planet without the Brotherhood's involvement.


Blockhead Bill

The elderly father of Mighty the Armadillo, Blockhead Bill is a somewhat senile former crimefighter who keeps mistaking random people for his old enemies. He is kept partly under control by his partner Society Max, who uses a special formula to change into a giant T-rex like monster, who he rides like a horse and uses as his main form of attack, he also uses weapon consising of many gold metal balls on a hoop of rope, which he spins and hits enemies with, he does not seem to have Mighty's trade-mark super-strength. Mighty, as seen in Knuckles Chaotix. ...

Bill (right) on Society Max (left)
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Bill (right) on Society Max (left)

Blockhead Bill mistaking Sonic The Hedgehog for his old enemy the Crimson Cobra (who would appear later in a Chaotix story) was the plot of he Sonic story Back In The Special Zone (STC 134, Blockhead Bill's debut) which was soley about Bill, riding Society Max in his large dinosaur form, attacking a cofused Soinc who had been called back to the Zone by the Chaotix (Sonic had previously spent time there before and stayed with the Chaotix) instead of poisoning the water supply. He was then a major part of the following story Roots (STC 135 - 138) where he was under the thrall of the story's main enemy, Root, who used both he and Society Max were being used as minions controlled by 'Mind Roots', Bill and Max has been captured and taken over by Root while searching The Mandrake Swamp, where Root dwelled, for the root that Max uses to transform, though he and Max had less of a role as the story progressed, and Sonic fought The Chaotix, when Bill and Max did attack, Sonic defeated Max by tickling his stomach, making Bill furious at him (he hadn't told Bill he was ticklish), when Root was defeated, Bill and Max regained their right minds and were not used again. Sonic the Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


Notes: Unlike Archie Comics, who have given parents/family to most of the Sega/Sonic Team created characters in their series, Blockhead Bill is the only case of Sonic the Comic showing a family member of any character not created by thier creative teams (Tails' family is mentioned but never named or shown) Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones, characters created by Bob Montana, based on people he knew in Haverhill, Massachusetts. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 as Sega AM8. ...


It has been suggested by co-creator Nigel Kitching that Bill and Max were partners in more than a business sense. Nigel Kitching (born 29 May 1959) is an illustrator and writer in comics and in books. ...


Captain Plunder

Captain Plunder is a fictional character (a sometime-villain, sometime-antihero), created by Nigel Kitching and Richard Elson in Sonic the Comic. He leads a band of "Sky Pirates", who resemble stereotypical buccaneers in every way, save that rather than sailing on water they travel using a flying ship. Plunder himself wears a traditional eyepatch, a black hat, and a wooden leg (albeit with a wheel attached to the end). Although he first appeared as an antagonist in stories featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies, the character soon became popular enough to receive his own stories. Nigel Kitching (born 29 May 1959) is an illustrator and writer in comics and in books. ... 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 Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ...


Although Captain Plunder is highly feared by the people of Mobius (most of whom have never met him), he is less respected by his peers. Several encounters with Sonic and his friends have shown him to be little more than a nuisance, and he has a bad reputation among other pirates. Most sensible pirates steer well clear of the dunderhead who has earned himself a place in Queen Zorabel’s bad books. Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Fleetway (Europe) , and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as SatAM...


Pirates of the Mystic Cave

Sonic first met him when he kidnapped Amy Rose and held her for ransom at his base in the Mystic Cave Zone but as the two groups started fighting Amy suggested they formed an alliance, the Freedom Fighters could do with help and they could tip of Plunder if they heard about Doctor Robotnik’s expensive cargo. The successful arrangement worked for a while until Porker Lewis accidentally told Plunder where Sonic had hidden the Chaos Emeralds. Plunder and the Sky Pirates disappeared to collect the emeralds, with Sonic in hot pursuit. In the ensuring battle, Plunder successfully managed to walk away with all the Emeralds. However, the Chaos Emeralds absorbed all of Plunder's negative energy, as well as that of the entire crew; this made them "mellow out" as such. Thus when Sonic reappeared to collect the Emeralds, Plunder was too far gone to fend him off. Amy Rose ), sometimes known as Amy Rose Blossom, and previously known as Rosy the Rascal, is a fictional character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... 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. ... The Chaos Emeralds, as depicted in Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Formation of new crew

Sonic and Plunder went their separate ways, although they were destined to meet again. After the effects of the Emeralds had worn off, Plunder’s next assault on Doctor Robotnik was far less successful. As he tried to rob Doctor Robotnik’s luxury airship the “Roboticus” he was captured when the rest of his crew got away. Robotnik ordered that Captain Plunder was to be put on trial and after public humiliation he was locked in the dungeons, chained the wall next to a black cat, capable of altering reality for comical effect, named Simpson (a parody of cartoon cats such as Felix the Cat and Stimpy). After successfully dispatching the guard, Plunder and Simpson escaped into the sewers, but as they tried to navigate the expansive pipe network, they heard a mass of people heading towards them. Plunder and Simpson eventually found their way to freedom, upon which they discovered that the people they had avoided had been Plunder's own crew on their way to rescue him. Unfortunately, they were all captured apart from Filch who (being a ghost) had escaped easily. Rather than go to rescue them, Plunder promptly decided to get a new crew, and with Simpson and Filch as his closest allies set out to start again. The famous Felix pace as seen in Oceantics (1930) Felix the Cat is a cartoon character from the silent-film era. ... Ren and Stimpy are the title characters of two cartoon TV series created by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi. ...


Floating Island adventures

Somehow Plunder managed to gain possession of some ancient scrolls on the Floating Island and headed to the Sandopolis Zone immediately where he determined to get the treasure from the Great Pyramid there, and as his crew tried to break in they met Sonic and Knuckles the Echidna. Knuckles was adamant that the Pyramid shouldn’t be touched but before he could take action a giant statue emerged from the Pyramid to attack them, Sonic and the pirates attempts at fighting the guardian were futile, so Knuckles used his initiative and lured it into some quicksand. Free to loot the Pyramid, Plunder and his men charged inside and thought they’d won. However, Knuckles noted to Sonic that the lights had gone out in the ensuing fight; Sonic didn't see the relevance of this, but at that very moment three white forms began pursuing the fleeing pirates. Suddenly the pirates were beset upon by monstrous ghosts and barely managed to escape the pyramid. Irritated, Plunder decided that the treasures contained within the pyramid were not enough to warrant to danger, gave up on the Pyramid and left, leaving Sonic and Knuckles trapped inside. 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require restructuring. ...


Some months later Plunder and his crew played a part in the 'Knuckles World Tour' story arc when they returned to the Floating Island, determined to steal the Tantaragor Idol from the mysterious Ghost Ship. Landing on the Floating Island, Plunder enlisted Knuckles help with the promise of his ancient box of scrolls about the Floating Island which he had obtained, eager to restore the Island Knuckles agreed and joined the crew as the Ghost ship came into sight. Plunder and his men boarded the ghost ship only to find it abandoned, but when they tried to take the Idol shapes began to emerge from the bridge. The Tantaror, superior beings, rounded up Captain Plunder’s crew to use as slaves, but thanks to Knuckles, Plunder escaped. Returning to his pirate home in Scourge Bay, Plunder boasted to Knuckles about their success, but Knuckles wanted to return to the Ghost Ship to free the other slaves. Plunder disagreed and set his pirates on Knuckles who easily fended them off, and when Plunder thought his luck had gone as low as it could go; Zorabel the Pirate Queen arrived. Before she could set her manservant on him the entire building was dragged into another world, the idol Plunder had stolen from the Ghost Ship was in fact a trap designed to capture the heretic Tantarors. Ekkletos, a supreme Tantaror, was quite disappointed when Knuckles and Plunder arrived instead. Plunder had to watch as Knuckles returned to the ghost ship and returned, the slaves were freed and the Tantaror captured. In the end Plunder was left with no Idol and Knuckles still wanted the chest of documents. After a brief argument, Zorabel intervened and allowed Knuckles to take the chest.


Later solo appearances

Plunder did not reappear for quite some time, when he and his crew arrived in the Special Zone, utilising a Star Post attached to the wheel, to try and recruit a few more members. The crew landed in the city and captured one Proctor Speckle, a thin and sickly green man who had nothing but contempt for the Pirates. After Plunder caught Speckle stealing from his private chocolate supply, he made him walk the plank, but as the alchemist fell he reached for his serum which would transform him into his demonic alter-ego; Mr. Fry, the ultimate fighting machine. Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ... A Star Post from Sonic 2 In the popular video game series Sonic the Hedgehog, lamppost shaped items called Star Posts (named by the distinctive star design) were used as save points/checkpoints - whenever a character lost a life, he would return to the last Star Post he touched. ... Chocolate is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ...


Plunder and his men cowered as Mr. Fry emerged from the ocean, clutching a dead shark in his jaws. The entire crew attacked as one in a vain attempt to defeat Fry, they failed somewhat spectacularly. Fortunately, Mr. Fry was only interested in tenderising the shark and joined Simpson in the kitchens to help cook the fish. When they returned with some of the best steaks Plunder had ever seen he became extremely happy with their new crew member. As Mr. Fry explained about the serum which turned him from Proctor Speckle into his current self, Filch wondered what had happened to the serum that had spilt into the ocean and suddenly several “super” sharks emerged from the ocean and set upon the deck. Mr. Fry and Simpson leapt into the fray, followed by the rest of the crew. Deciding that the fight was causing far too much damage to his ship, Plunder took matters into his own hands and pummelled the sharks unconscious with a giant hammer, he then proceeded to haul Simpson out of one of the shark’s mouths, but of Mr. Fry there was no sign. Plunder decided to celebrate their victory and sent Simpson to collect his crate of vintage rum truffles, but the truffles had disappeared and in the distance they could just make out Proctor Speckle floating back to New Tek City in said crate.


Plunder still wanted more crew so his next plan to capture pirates he decided to go for experienced sea folk rather than land dwellers. He returned to Scourge Bay where he tried and failed to kidnap/enlist anyone. Zorabel had a suggestion, she told Plunder that she had a job for him and she wanted her daughters, the Spice Maidens, to come with them on a trek to find the treasure of King Akotek. Plunder was shocked to see the Spice Maidens in the roughest inn in town, and regretfully accepted the “girls” onto his ship. The crew set sail and after a long adventure (in which they needed to enlist the help of Krakiota, the Sea Serpent who knows all the secrets of Mobius) they eventually found the abandoned temple. Zorabel told Plunder to enter first, doing so he unwittingly activated an ancient curse. A large statue within the temple's central foyer instantly came to life and cursed Plunder to spend the rest of his life with misfortune and calamity, as Filch explained when he returned to warn Plunder seconds later. Plunder, cursing that he didn’t believe in bad luck returned to the ship, narrowly staying in one piece. Zorabel told him to choose from three chests to find his share of the treasure and the Spice Maidens were amazed when he chose the right one, they had expected the curse to stop him. Unfortunately when Plunder arrived on the deck of his ship though the chest of gold was knocked from his hands when he fell overboard and disrupted the shield around the ship. Even more unfortunately, this was the exact moment when Captain Tiberius, an old rival of Plunder's, finally caught up with him. When he opened fire on the ship, whilst its shield was down, the ship crashed into the ocean in flames. Plunder had lost not only his money, but his beloved ship as well. Despite the severity of the crash, Plunder (and most of the crew) survived and swam to safety to a nearby island. Plunder was last seen sitting underneath a coconut tree cursing his bad luck. The Spice Girls were an all-female pop group who formed in 1994 in London, England. ...


Colonel Granite

Granite invades Mobius.
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Granite invades Mobius.

A colonel in the British army, Percy Granite suffered from megalomaniacal tendencies and xenophobia - so it was an extremely bad situation when he ran into Amy Rose & Tekno, who had just been transported to Earth. He attempted to arrest them on grounds of being alien and discover how to get to Mobius, reasoning Earth had to attack it to be on the safe side; they were able to teleport back to Mobius, but Granite was able to commandeer the technology they used. Amy & Tekno encountered him again when sent via the Eternity Ring to 19th Century America; using time-travel technology, Granite was planning to conquer the 19th Century using 20th Century technology. When that was thwarted, he finally turned to creating a dimensional gateway to Mobius and invading it. On New Year's Eve 1998, he went AWOL with an army regiment and invaded the Emerald Hill Zone, trouncing the Freedom Fighters with superior firepower and planning to sell off the conquered Zones to human industrial developers (and rename Mobius "Planet Percy"). He was finally defeated by a freak storm that took out his regiment and blew them back through the dimensional gateway to Earth, where he was arrested for war crimes on the orders of the Prime Minister - seemingly, the spirit of nature itself had fought back against Granite and his plans to destroy the ecosystem.


Commander Brutus

Commander Brutus


Commander Brutus

Publisher Fleetway
First appearance Sonic the Comic #63 (October 1995)
Created by Lew Stringer and Richard Elson
Characteristics
Alter ego None
Affiliations The Special Badnik Service, Doctor Robotnik
Notable aliases The Ultimate Trooper
Abilities Immense physical strength, speed and endurance, Near-Invulnerability, Infrared vision, X-Ray vision, Energy blasts, Flight

Commander Brutus was a character in the UK's Sonic the Comic. Seeking to create for himself a right-hand man, Doctor Robotnik selected Brutus, formerly a Badnik trooper in the Special Badnik Service (SBS), to be programmed with a copy of his brainwaves, in order to create the ultimate trooper. 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. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... 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. ... Lew Stringer (born March 22, 1959, England) is a freelance comic artist and scriptwriter. ... 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. ... 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. ...


It's unclear what reconstructions and modifications his armour and appearance may have undergone before being programming as such, but when programmed, his armour was stated to be constructed of the near-invincible Mobian metal, megatal, and was a golden colour (in contrast to the typical red trooper colour). For flair, he wore a cape. Brutus was also outfitted with an anti-gravity unit, but it is specifically noted that he possessed this before being programmed with Robotnik's brainwaves.


Operating as Robotnik's second-in-command, it wasn't long before Brutus confronted Sonic in the Pleasant Zone, and proved to be more than the hedgehog and his allies could handle. As things looked like they were all over, Sonic transformed into Super Sonic, and now had the power necessary to shatter Brutus's armour, proving so by demolishing his arm. Brutus was forced to order a retreat, and then suffered a reprimand from Doctor Robotnik, as he had embarked on the mission with his permission. But what Robotnik did not realise was that in programming Brutus with his brain patterns, he had transferred all of his thoughts and desires to Brutus - and now, Brutus too sought to rule Mobius! Super Sonic as seen on Sonic Channel website; this is the first official art hes had since Sonic Shuffle. ...


With his shattered arm replaced with an energy weapon, Brutus set about capturing Mobians to be converted into badniks - for his OWN private army. His first attempts met with interference from Johnny Lightfoot but he eventually mustered a full fighting force, and soon attacking the Metropolis Zone, home base of Robotnik's operations while a secondary force attacked the Casino Night Zone. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The conflict was brutal, leaving the Metropolis Zone half-wrecked and with Brutus swiftly beating Robotnik's forces, even breaking into Citadel Robotnik and revealing the self-destruct program Robotnik had implanted in him (same as with the Metallix's) had long ago been excised. Johnny and Amy Rose were briefly converted into Badniks, and both Sonic and Shortfuse the Cybernik proved no match for him. Eventually Brutus clashed with Robotnik himself, decked in an armoured combat suit. In the end, Robotnik claimed victory by dousing Brutus in liquid nitrogen and shattering his body, destroying him. Robotnik swiftly took control of Brutus' Badnik army and made a planetwise broadcast to Mobius proclaiming that this only confirmed that nobody could ever defeat him. Metal Sonic from Sonic CD Metal Sonic is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Amy Rose ), sometimes known as Amy Rose Blossom, and previously known as Rosy the Rascal, is a fictional character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... General Name, Symbol, Number Nitrogen, N, 7 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 15 (VA), 2 , p Density 1. ...


It is interesting to note that Brutus is one of the few foes that Sonic has never actually been able to defeat. In each battle with him, Sonic has been outmatched and had to resort to becoming Super Sonic to defeat him the first time.


Doctor Zachary

Doctor Zachary
Publisher Egmont Fleetway
First appearance Sonic the Comic #65 {November 1995)
Created by Nigel Kitching and Nigel Dobbyn
Characteristics
Alter ego Doctor Zachary
Affiliations The Syndicate, Doctor Robotnik, The Ancient Echidnas
Abilities Enhanced physical attributes, Genius intelligence, Flight, Energy bolts

Doctor Zachary is a fictional character who first appeared in Sonic the Comic #65 as an enemy of Knuckles the Echidna, and has featured more prominently in the online continuation of the series as leader of The Syndicate. Zachary is one of only two Echidnas known to still be alive. He has secret knowledge of the Echidna people, and may even know where they went. In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... 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. ... Nigel Kitching (born 29 May 1959) is an illustrator and writer in comics and in books. ... 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 the video game, comic book, and television series fiction of Sonic the Hedgehog, the Echidna species is set apart from the other anthropomorphs. ... 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require restructuring. ... In the video game, comic book, and television series fiction of Sonic the Hedgehog, the Echidna species is set apart from the other anthropomorphs. ...


When he first returned to the Floating Island, he claimed he was being hunted by a dangerous robot (in actuality an Echidna Guardian robot he had reprogrammed); the surprised Knuckles was tricked into taking him to the Emerald Chamber. Zachary then had the robot invade the Chamber and destroy the Master Emerald, absorbing its Chaos Energy into itself. He then boarded the super-charged robot and set off to devastate Mobius & get an unknown revenge on the other Echidnas, leaving the Floating Island to crash. However, Knuckles caught him before he could escape and decapitated Zachary's robot.


However, before Knuckles could take him prisoner, an inopportune quake threw Zachary from the island, sending him plummeting towards Mobius. While airborne, Zachary was able to use the robot's body to soften his landing, but the impact left him horribly injured. He would have died if not found by a Badnik patrol. Moto Bug, 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. ...


Dr. Robotnik took a special interest in Zachary, believing that Knuckles was the only Echidna on Mobius, and saved Zachary's life by integrating him with Badnik technology, replacing his right arm with a laser cannon and the entire right side of his head and face. In return, Zachary was able to provide Robotnik with important information, namely that the Emerald Hill folk were hiding out on the Floating Island. The pair attacked and successfully took control of the Island, using a gang of reprogrammed Guardian robots and planning to use the Emerald Hill folk as organic components in a vast supercomputer. However, an electromagnetic pulse caused by Super Sonic surged across the planet shutting down all of Robtonik's computer networks and Badniks. The Guardian robots, products of ancient echidna science, were unaffected, but the software that Zachary used to control them was destroyed and they ceased obeying him. Knuckles fought Zachary one-on-one, though halfway through Sonic the Hedgehog suddenly intervened and knocked the villain out. In the ensuing confusion over arresting Robotnik, Zachary burrowed into the heart of the Floating Island to escape. Due to STC's cancellation, his fate remained a mystery. 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. ... It has been suggested that Electromagnetic bomb be merged into this article or section. ... Super Sonic as seen on Sonic Channel website; this is the first official art hes had since Sonic Shuffle. ...


On the sonicthecomic E-group, Nigel Kitching revealed that an unused plan for Zachary was that he was still on the Island when it sunk (during the last storyline), and was trying to release a gang of Echidna criminals that had been placed in suspended animations. (Kitching admitted that he hadn't taken Zachary into consideration when he wrote the island's submergence.) 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. ...


In Sonic the Comic Online, Zachary resurfaced and attempted to take control of Super Sonic. When that failed, he assembled a gang of supervillains called the Syndicate and brought to life a dormant Shadow the Hedgehog, with the intent of using the Chaos Emeralds to ignite all of Mobius' residual Chaos Energy and literally blow up the planet. The plan failed and Zachary's mysterious ally Vichama betrayed him; Knuckles was able to capture him and took him to the Floating Island for questioning. Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Trivia

  • Physically, he looks similar to the Archie comics echidna villain Dr. Finitevus.
  • As a cyborg Echidna dedicated to Mobius' subjugation, Zachary could serve as a counterpart to Archie's Dark Legion.
  • There is some debate amongst fans about what Zachary is actually a Doctor of. Many presume that he is a doctor of engineering or robotics given his demonstrated expertise.

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Fleabyte

Fleabyte is a bounty hunting cat who speaks with a Texan dialect, though he thought Dr. Robotik (Dr. Eggman) was 'fair and glorious ruler' while the villain ruled Mobius, he appears to have no actual links to the doctor, like B.A.R.F. or Metamorphia, but instead is free-lance. While good at his job, Fleabyte is not very intelligent, he has a robotic arm that he can pick locks with. 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. ...

Fleabyte The Bounty Hunter.
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Fleabyte The Bounty Hunter.

Fleabyte persued Tails twice, first in the story Fox On The Run (STC 73-76), where he ran into Tails and a mouse named Tristram in the Flower Zone, while Tails and Tristram fought thier way though a trap filled underground cavern, Fleabyte simply tracked thier heat signals from above and when the two emerged, apprehended them, but made a mistake in not tying Tails' tails, and Tails flew in the air, dragging Fleabyte with him, though he fell some distance after shooting through the rope, Fleabyte landed on his feet (as cats 'always do')and took Tristram hostage, but Tristram's incredibly loud voice caused nearbye rocks to fall and knock the cat out, and the two escaped. Fleabyte's only other appearance was Fleatbyte Returns (STC 80) another Tails story. Having lost all his money in the Casino Night Zone, Fleabyte captured Tails only to be captured himself by Commander Brutus' Trooper forces, Tails and Fleabyte worked together to escape, and once free Fleabyte tried to trap Tails again, Tails caught him this time and tied him in his own net, Fleabyte was not used again.


The Fundamental Four

The Fundamental Four appeared once, in a two part Chaotix story The Fundamental Four (STC 80 & 81) they were (obvious) parodies of the Marvel Comics characters the Fantastic Four a theme with the enemies in the Special Zone. They were however, slightly more original than some. Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Marvel Comics is an American comic book line published by Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... The Fantastic Four is Marvel Comics flagship comic book superhero team, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and debuting in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. ... Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...

Left to Right: Hydran, Gravel, Squall, Flare.
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Left to Right: Hydran, Gravel, Squall, Flare.

The team, who bickered constantly, were made up of Hydran, Squall, Gravel and Flare. Hydran, who lead the group, was made up of water kept solid by a stretching specially made suit and fishbowl-like head, Squall appears to be made of air or smoke, and appears to be a goblin of sorts, Gravel is a man of earth who speaks in unintelligible nonsense (that all his teammates seem to understand fine) and Flare, the female of the group, was made of fire. Flare is the only character to resemble a Sonic Team design for the animal characters in the universe. Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 as Sega AM8. ...


The Fundamental Four were old enemies of The Chaotix having spent years in prison because of them, they assaulted the Chaotix's headquarters, shortly after, having finally grown too irritating for them, Vector had thrown out Charmy Bee, the remaining members were defeated and put in a liquidator, luckily Charmy spotted them through a window. Charmy was able to 'borrow' workers from his mother's hive, who used the Four's powers against them to fashion them into an urn. Vector the Crocodile is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. ... Charmy Bee is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and a member of the Chaotix detective team. ...


NOTE: Exactly where the liquidator came from is never explained.


Grimer

Grimer.
Grimer.

Grimer is Robotnik's lab assistant, a green-skinned Igor-type character who bears the brunt of much of his master's wrath. Grimer is shown to be the main technical genius in Robotnik's organization (comparable to Robotnik himself), and in this universe was the main force behind creating the Metallix robots (see Metal Sonic). Indeed, the Metallix robots were created by Grimer, even in an alternate reality in which Robotnik had never existed. Image File history File linksMetadata Grimmer33. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Grimmer33. ... Faithful Igor, serving Dr. Frankenstein since 1939 Igor or Egor is the traditional stock character or cliché hunch-backed lab assistant to the mad scientist, familiar from many horror movies and horror movie parodies. ... Metal Sonic from Sonic CD Metal Sonic is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Grimer was pathologically loyal to Robotnik, willingly taking all the abuse metted out to him and when he was left in charge of the Metropolis Zone he was as draconian as possible in order arrest many citizens (for crimes such as being outside during the 5 O'Clock curfew that was announced at 5:05) so Robotnik would be pleased. Several times he was in positions where he could've become an independent villain but he always remained loyal to Robotnik - when Robotnik was overthrown (and Grimer was still free), he rescued his master from his trial; he pretended to defect to the Drakon Empire as part of Robotnik's grand plan when he could've just as easily genuinely defected; and when Robotnik was shrunk to the size of an atom, Grimer plotted tirelessly from behind the scenes to retrieve him. It was Grimer who released Chaos, trying to cheer up a depressed Robotnik after his plans to destroy Mobius had failed. Finally, in the very final issue of the comic, Grimer realised his master was totally mad when he found out the suicidally-insane Robotnik's new plan consisted of summoning the Chaos creature to the Chaos Emeralds and watching Mobius die in the process. Grimer finally snapped, calling his old boss crazy and quitting his service. The Drakon Empire are a group of fictional antagonists from the British publication, Sonic the Comic. ... Shanazar is a planet from Sonic the Comic in which a run of stories was set from issue #149 to #165. ... Chaos is the main enemy in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Chaos is the main enemy in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


However, in the online continuation of Sonic the Comic, the Next Issue section of the current volume shows someone who appears to be Grimer standing in the background behind Doctor Robotnik. Issue 240 stated a twist to this background. It transpired that this Robotnik is actually a robot created by Grimer.


He is named after Gríma Wormtongue from The Lord of the Rings. On the sonicthecomic Yahoo mailing list, Nigel Kitching has revealed that originally Snively was going to be Robotnik's assistant as he thought that he was required to use the character (as the television cartoon was debuting); when Kitching discovered he didn't have to, he created Grimer instead. The script for "Girl Trouble Part One", Grimer's first appearance, has all his lines attributed to Snively. In J. R. R. Tolkiens novel The Lord of the Rings, Gríma (Wormtongue) is the chief advisor to King Théoden of Rohan. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Snively, as he appeared in the SatAM cartoon. ...


He was once mistakenly referred to as "Grimer Wormtongue" in the front section of STC #178 by a then-new editor, but this never happened in the pages of the story, and therefore it can be assumed that it is not his actual name.


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. He was said to have many relatives (as actual rabbits tend to have). 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. Genera Pentalagus Bunolagus Nesolagus Romerolagus Brachylagus Sylvilagus Oryctolagus Poelagus Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae, found in many parts of the world. ... Moto Bug, 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. ... 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, who revealed himself to be Johnny. It soon turned out that it was not the real Johnny as, due to a rip in time and space, he had been captured & replaced by shadow-like aliens. Sonic saved Johnny 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, being in a liquid form, completed the circuit and electrocuted Johnny. Nigel Kitchings explanation in the original pitch for the Sonic Adventure adaptation for Johnny's death was "Johnny's dull so he must die", though this was tongue-in-cheek. Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


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. ...


In the Unofficial continuation of Sonic the Comic, Johnny supposedly reappeared but it was in fact a nightmare creature that was feeding off Amy's fear. She eventually got rid of it by stopping being so scared of the death of Johnny.


Marxio Brothers

L to R Harpio, Grouchio, Chicio.
L to R Harpio, Grouchio, Chicio.

One of earliest of Sonic The Comic's thinly vieled parodies. The Marxio Brothers (Grouchio, Chicio, Harpio) are a strange mix of 1930 comedians The Marx Brothers and video game icons the Super Mario Bros.. Given their debut was at a time when Sega and Nintendo were the rivals in the Video Game industry, perhaps a Sega comic portraying Nintendo's mascots as bumbling comic relief isn't such a strange thing. Image File history File linksMetadata Marxio. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Marxio. ... 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. ... See Marx brothers (fencing) for the 16th century German brotherhood. ... Super Mario Bros. ...


The Marxio Brothers were three Electricians (a parody on the Mario Brothers being plumbers) who came from 'Marxio World', a place they are terrified of (most likely poking fun at the 'horror' of being in a Mario or Nintendo game and not a Sonic Universe) who became agents of Dr. Robotnik (See Dr. Eggman) running his 'commercial ventures'. An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings and related equipment. ... 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. ...


They debuted running the Casnio Night Zone in 'Casino Night' (STC 18) where they were scamming Mobians using hypnosis to make them compulsive gamblers. In 'Carnival Night Conspiracy' (STC 39-44) the Brothers had another theme park, this time The Carnival Night Zone, being built on the Floating Island (Angel Island) as another money-maker for Robotnik, initially managing to convince Knuckles Robotnik wasn't involved and that he could use the money from the Zone to renovate the older Zones on the island. The Guardian found them out anyway (due to Chicio's incompetence), and he split the Carnival Night Zone from the Floating Island to drop to Mobius below. 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. ...


Following Robotniks' removal from power, the Marxio Brothers convinced the Mobian authorities that Robotnik had duped them and were able to buy the Chemical Plant Zone, with the intent of making it environmentally friendly. They called Sonic in because of a problem that they felt might cause the zone to detonate, which turned out to be Megatox; whether or not this was a deliberate trap for Sonic is left unknown, though the Marxio's denied it.


The Marxio Brothers also star in a series of Video Games (Sonic, STC 26 'I can't believe this new Marxio Brothers game, I mean who cares about the adventures of three electricians) in this universe


In the unofficial continuation of Sonic the Comic, only Chicio appears once in the May 2006 issue, he is on a T.V. as 2 villans are trying to gather information that Sonic is just a shell for Super Sonic (a demon in these comics). There was a small cameo before this Sonic, while travelling through a new Death Egg comes across a T.V. screen with the words "Super Marxio Sunshine" (an obvious pun on Super Mario Sunshine) on it. Super Mario Sunshine is a 3-D platforming video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube. ...


Megatox

Megatox.
Megatox.

Megatox was a scientist working for Robotnik on a chemical called Mega Mack, the pink liquid that floods the Chemical Plant Zone in Sonic The Hedgehog 2 and is designed to kill Sonic, but the compartment he was working in was flooded with the poisonous substance. By some quirk of fate the scientist, instead of dying, became one with the Mega Mack, and as Megatox he haunted the sewer systems of the Chemical Plant Zone. He faced Sonic early into the hedgehog's rebellion against Robotnik (issue 10); unable to defeat him with simple violence, Sonic drained him from the tunnels he was fighting him in and dispersed him over wasteland. Image File history File linksMetadata Mrtox. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mrtox. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ...


Megatox returned much later, when Robotnik had been overthrown and the Marxio Brothers had bought the Zone. The Marxios asked Sonic and Tails to check out strange happenings in the Zone, which turned out to be Megatox charging himself up to blow out of Chemical Plant and dump himself all over Emerald Hill Zone, leaving it uninhabitable. Annoyingly for Megatox, Sonic had forgotten who he was and even when he remembered he manages to get his name wrong. Megatox was more powerful now, able to change from liquid to solid state and back again. Sonic, despite being heavily poisoned by Mega Mack, deduces that Megatox has to be solid to hit him and manages to attack him a split second before contact. This defeated Megatox, and he was swept up and removed by the Marxios.


Megatox's last appearances was as one of the enemies that Robotnik, in his god-like state, resurrected to battle Sonic in Showdown (issue 130).


Megatox can bend the Mega Mack around him to his will, shooting it at high pressure and splitting his consciousness into multiple Mega Mack 'bodies'.


Nigel Kitching once revealed that Megatox was only brought back at the request of his son.


Mesmer

Mesmer.
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Mesmer.

Mesmer the Goat, was an agent working for of Dr. Robotnik (see Dr. Eggman) with a 'talent for hypnosis'. He used a large staff with a ruby red jewel to control a whole village into thinking that they were worshippers of an Ancient Sun Goddess, as a test of his powers, in the Knuckles the Echidna Story 'Village Of The Damned' (STC 85-86). 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. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require restructuring. ...


When Knuckles stumbled upon the village, Robotnik (watching from a disguise as a Tavern Landlord, a chicken) used the ruse as an attempt to kill the guardian, by having Mesmer convince the townspeople that they needed to sacrifice him to their god, shortly before being sacrificed Knuckles deduced what was happeneing and took Mesmer's staff from him, using it to break the spell.


Knuckles was, at the time, on a journey back from Mobius to the Floating Island, and after an explanation from Eggman left. Mesmer was never used again.


Note: though Knuckles used the staff, and Eggman revealed he intended to use Mesmer to control the whole populace of Mobius, the staff was never smashed.


Metamorphia

Metamorphia stands proud.
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Metamorphia stands proud.

Metamorphia is a female 'shape shifter', a being able to change itself into other forms, in the case of Metamorphia, anything she desired, Metamorphia was able to change parts of her body independly of the rest of it, such as turning her hand into an anvil or blade. Metamorphia was created by Dr. Robotnik and idolised him, as one of his assasins/minions she was desperate to please him, which she never did, failing every attempt to destroy Sonic The Hedgehog and his freedom fighters, she appears to be very insecure and self-concious. Sonic the Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ...


Sonic first met Metamorphia when she, posing as a sweet bear, lured him into a trap in The Grim Zone, where Sonic thought she had perished after falling into one of the Zone's fiery pits, she in fact assumed a fire proof form and survived. Metamorphia returned in the guise of a rival green hedgehog named Cosmic, who challenged Sonic to a race, once lured away from help and the Green Hill Zone, Metamorphia revealed herself and attacked him, only to be defeated again. (issues 30 & 31)

Metamorphia's happy ending.
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Metamorphia's happy ending.

Metamorphia's greatest failure was against Shortfuse the Cybernik in The Cybernik Strikes Back (issues 63-67) where she failed to stop Shortuse and Tekno detonating a large part of the Chemical Plant Zone, for this Robotnik (Dr. Eggman) removed her shape-shifting powers and had her turned into a Badnik, sometime later Tails was attacked in The Grim Zone by a vengeful Badnik he did not recognise, angry that Tails and the other Freedom Fighters made them 'what they were' once smashed the badnik was revealed as Metamorphia, sobbing that she had failed again and that she now hated Robotnik, Metamorphia then experienced one last final change into a sweet bear (not much different from the form she took in her first appearance) and left to live a new life (issue 83). 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. ...


Metamorphia was one of the enemies that Robotnik, in his god-like state, resurrected to battle Sonic in Showdown (issue 130) though this was not Metamorphia herself, who presumably is still in her bear form.


Notes exactly what species Metamorphia was is in doubt, her final form was a bear and in her debut she also resembled a bear, however after she looked much more like an evil cat, similar to Cam from B.A.R.F, regardless she is now a bear.


Morain Blackthorn

Morain Blackthorn is the sister of swordsman Errol Blackthorn, a Samurai like fox loyal to the Echanter Kings, Morain is also a swordswoman able to perform some limited sorcery. Sensitive and tempermental with a defensive, cocky attitude and a love of battle, she is somewhat different to her brother, she is also much shorter. Morain was created by Nigel Kitching for the Tails & Knuckles Story The Revenge Of Trogg (STC 59 - 64) and subsequently in the Tails story The Goblin Overlords (STC 143 & 144). Nigel Kitching (born 29 May 1959) is an illustrator and writer in comics and in books. ...

Morain Blackthorn
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Morain Blackthorn

Morain initially followed Tails and Knuckles to the Land Beyond to seek vengence on Trogg after he transformed her brother into a monster, like the rest of the Nameless Zone (Tails' homeland in this continuity) she believed wholeheartedly that Tails is the hero of Mobius (via Tails's letters to his family, in which he lied that he was such a thing) but was less impressed with him, and more with Knuckles, though she did not get her revenge directly, it was Morain who told Tails to throw The Dark One's orb from the Dinemtion Bridge that connects her homeland the Nameless Zone and Trogg's Land Beyond into the 'non-existent reality' below and erase the demon from existence, in doing this Trogg and Errol were both reverted back to thier original fox forms.


Morain then used her magicks to open a portal and summon Tails, still believing that the Enchanter Kings and her brother were being held captive by the new Goblin King. Although Tails attempted to stealthily sneak in, they were discoved, and Morain, much perferring direct combat, attacked, eventually stumbling in upon the Goblin King negotiating with the Enchanters. Furious that the Enchanters were going along with the his plan to add the Nameless Zone to his Empire, she attacked an the Goblin Leader, and in turn was attacked by his underlings.


Distracted by her admiration of Tails' improved skills, she was nearly killed by a sneak attack, only to be saved by her brother. To prevent a full scale war, the Goblins allowed Morain, Tails, Errol and the Enchanter Kings to leave in exchange for compliancy with the Goblin plan. Tails was returned to Mobius, Morain's magicks no longer able to keep him in the Nameless Zone. Despite a caption at the end that implied further use of Morain, she did not appear in the comic for the rest of its run.


In STC-Online, the 'officially unofficial' continuation to the series, Morain and a small group of her own freedom fighters appeared with Tails in another Nameless Zone adventure. Furious at the her brother's 'betrayal' and the goblin's introduction of steam power and primitive electricity (despite the improvements they bring), she attempts to destroy a Goblin supply train with dynamite. She is eventually convinced otherwise by Tails, and her story reains unresolved.


Mr. Shifter

Mr. Shifter reveals himself.
Mr. Shifter reveals himself.

Mr. Shifter only appeared in one issue of Sonic The Comic, issue 87, where he was the main focus of the story Mister Shifter (the most important occurrence in this story was the revelation to Robonik that Sonic was stuck in the Special Zone at the time). A shape changer from the Black Zone, made of "Radioactive Meta-Clay", he had the power to stretch like rubber or become hard as rock. Image File history File linksMetadata Shifftershift. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Shifftershift. ... Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...


Shifter was either a robber or assassin, and was caught by Sonic trying to shoot a young Mobian girl (in fact a spy for Robotnik investigating if the Special Zone was ripe for invasion). Cocky and arrogant, Sonic managed to defeat him by literally stretching him to his limit, then letting him go.


Nutzan Bolt

Nutzan Bolt is a fictional antagonist of Miles "Tails" Prower and The Flock in Sonic the Comic. The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... An antagonist is a character or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution of a story who represents the opposition against which the heroes and/or protagonists must contend. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is for minor Sonic the Hedgehog characters that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ... 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. ...


Nutzan Bolt was a general for Robotnik, running operations in the Chemical Plant Zone. He was originally able to pass himself off as being sensible and open to negotiation, convincing Sol Furic of the Flock that he could be worked with; Nutzan swiftly proved himself to be, in fact, a total nutter, killing with gleeful abandon and becoming enraged at the mere mention of Sonic ("he said the S-Word!"). He sported a giant muscular body, armed with neck-saws and subserviant robot heads all round his neck, and his head would heat up & steam when he got enraged.


When Sonic and Tails became separated from each other at Chemical Plant, Tails accidentally ended up inside Nutzan Bolt’s lair whilst he was communicating with Robotnik. It was there that Tails overheard Nutzan’s plan to flood the surrounding Zones with Mega Mack, and the psychotic droid decided to silence him. After becoming angry at the mere mention of "the S-word!" Nutzan Bolt was distracted by a flash bomb and Tails was rescued by Sab as they fled into the sewers. Tails and the Flock attempted to prevent Nutzan and his cronies from dismantling the barrier that held the Mega Mack in place out of the other Zones, and while the Flock handled the cronies Nutzan Bolt decided to deal with the fox personally. Tails was pursued to a side entrance to the Zone, finding himself completely outmatched, and he only won by a complete fluke - because he accidentally instructing the door the close three times, the door's computer closed, opened (letting Nutzan in), closed (coming down on Nutzan as he came in), and then on its third go it decapitated the robot. However, the head sprouted wheels and Nutzan fled screaming that he would have his revenge eventually.


Nutzan Bolt managed to find himself a new body eventually, but rather than a new mechanical frame he attached himself to an invulnerable body of living ice. Nutzan Bolt became obsessed with finding Tails and began ripping apart the Zone, causing it to be frozen by chemical ice & snow which made it uninhabitable to anyone but him, and finally succeeded in killing most of the Flock. However, Sab managed to bring Tails back to the Zone and Nutzan's former ally Sol Furic defected to their side. Together the three of them emerged on the surface and fought Nutzan Bolt in his new Ice Palace. They were easily dispatched and Tails was on the verge of being killed when he accidentally managed to say Sonic's name several times in succession; Nutzan's head overheated with rage, causing his body to melt. Reduced once again to just his head, Nutzan Bolt decided to finish off his enemies by melting the Ice Palace - which, of course, meant he drowned. He was never salvaged.


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 known as Oscar, but that he had left his old life behind him when he fled from the Special Zone crimelord Hammerhead, who wanted him after he sabotaged their plans for a bomb (which Porker had unwittingly made). Image File history File linksMetadata Porkere. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Porkere. ... Species Sus barbatus Sus bucculentus Sus cebifrons Sus celebensis Sus domesticus Sus heureni Sus philippensis Sus salvanius Sus scrofa Sus timoriensis Sus verrucosus Pigs are ungulates native to Eurasia collectively grouped under the genus Sus within the Suidae family. ... Moto Bug, 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. ...


The most prominent character development Porker saw during the comics was his encounter with the Metallix, whereupon he found himself spending a month aboard the Miracle Planet as a prisoner of the Brotherhood of Metallix. Porker suffered an emotional 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, and late into the comic's run he would occasionally assist Sonic & the gang again, most notably against Chaos. Metal Sonic from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Metal Sonic (also known as Hyper Metal Sonic, Metallix amongst some fans in the UK, Metalla in Japan and Metaru in romanization) 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 This article is about a television show; for the song Parker Lewis Cant Lose (But Im Gonna Give It My Best Shot), see Fall Out Boy. ...


Sab

Sab was the leader of the freedom fighters group The Flock, based in The Chemical Plant Zone and against it's tyrannical overlord Nutzan Bolt. She was one of the many sheep living in the Zone before it was turned into the Chemical Plant. She and her partner Sol Furic had fought side by side, until Sol defected to Nutzan Bolt thinking that the robot could be worked with to improve the Zone. Nutzan Bolt is a fictional antagonist of Miles Tails Prower in the British publication, Sonic the Comic. ...


Sab first appearing in the second part of the Tails' story Zonerunner and The Flock (issue 36). It is she who dubs Tails a Zonerunner, a freedom fighter who travels between Zones fighting Robotnik; Tails has repeatedly protested against this but this has fallen on deaf ears. While a strong and capable leader, Sab seemed to fail to notice Tails actually only succeeded by accident throughout the whole story.

Sab returns
Sab returns

In Tails' next encounter with her, all of the Flock were thought to have been murdered in an explosion at the hands of Sol Furic. Sab had survived and, despite initial misunderstanding, it turned out Sol was innocent and wanted to turn against Nutzan. With Sab and Sol's help, Tails managed to destroy Nutzan Bolt for good, melting the chemical ice that had crippled the Chemical Plant Zone. Image File history File linksMetadata Sabs. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sabs. ...


Sab & Sol were not used again, though the Chemical Plant Zone has reappeared several times; in its return appearances, it bore little resemblance to the Zonerunner stories.


Unlike the regular freedom fighters, who all appear in their teens, Sab and the Flock appear much older.


The Seven

Following a direct order from Dr. Robotnik (Dr. Eggman) himself, B.A.R.F transported Badniks from The Miracle Planet (or Little Planet, the location of Sonic The Hedgehog CD) to Mobius' Green Hill Zone, with the intent of catchign Sonic The Hedgehog off-guard with Badniks he did not expect to find in that Zone, these Badniks revolted and ran amok, destroying the older models in the Zone, who were mo match for these newer models (only one of which actually having appeared in Sonic CD). Cam devised a plan to use the parts from the newer models (Sonic CD and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 models) that were scrapped to make 'special badniks' to deafeat the new Palmtree Panic models, however after a failed experiment with these, it was decided to use only early models (those from the original Sonic the Hedgehog game)and (as it seems) only those found in the Green Hill Zone, these robots became The Seven, Metamoto, Buzzorgsky, Crabaton, Crabinator, Buzznik, Motobotnik and Choppalien. The Seven easily defeated the new models destroying some of ther number and scaring the rest into compling and returning to the Miracle Planet (where they were all prompty smashed by vactioning Freedom Fighters) The Seven were never used again despite the writer clearly setting them up to be so. 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog CD or Sonic CD (as it is known in Europe and North America) is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega. ... Sonic the Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...

L to R: Buzzorgsky, Metamoto, Crabaton, Chooppalien, Buzznik, Crabinator
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L to R: Buzzorgsky, Metamoto, Crabaton, Chooppalien, Buzznik, Crabinator

Though there are no Newtrons (one of the Green Hill Zone Bandiks) shown, four of the Seven appear to have parts culled from the model, Buzzorgsky and Buzznik in particular (who's arms and legs appear to in fact be Newtron limbs) Crabbaton and Crabnik clearly use Cranmeat parts (and possibly Newtron parts as well) Metamoto and Motobotnik appear little more than souped-up Motobugs, using parts from one of the new models from the Palmtree Panic Zone (they share colour schemes) Choppalien is clearly a modified Chopper, a regular chopper is seen in previous panels riding on the back of a Motobug, so it's possible that he could also use Motobug parts (he does have wheels).


Notes: Despite being the titular characters of the Sonic's World story The Seven Badniks (STC 59-62) The Seven did not appear until the final page of it's third part (STC 61) and never use the full title of the story as thier name, only calling themselves 'The Seven'.


Shortfuse the Cybernik

Shortfuse the Cybernik is a badnik character, who manages to regain his own self-awareness and declares his own personal war on Robotnik. Originally a belligerent squirrel known as Shorty, he was captured by Dr Robotnik and made the organic battery for Robotnik's prototype Super Badnik, the squirrel-shaped Cybernik. However, he had damaged the console used to program the Cybernik armour beforehand, and this combined with his stubborn personality allowed him to easily resist his Badnik programming. Renaming himself Shortfuse, he decided to use his powers to fight against Robotnik in revenge for trapping him in the suit. Moto Bug, 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. ... 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. ... Moto Bug, 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. ...

The Cybernik.
The Cybernik.

His armour is made of Megatal, an indestructible material comparable to the Marvel Universe's adamantium. From this point on Shortfuse decided to battle alone, declining Sonics offer to join the Freedom Fighters. After one solo endeavor, Shortfuse manages to free Tekno the Canary, a former weapons designer for Robotnik (and creator of Megatel), who redesigns his armour and helped him blow up one of Robotnik's factories. Image File history File links Short4y. ... Image File history File links Short4y. ... Adamantium is a fictional chemical substance, often a metal. ...


Shortfuse worked solo but was repeatedly drawn into battles alongside Sonic and the gang, assisting against the giant Mekanik and Commander Brutus, and once battling with Knuckles over a misunderstanding and was temporarily brainwashed by Robotnik into fighting Sonic. During the time Sonic spent trapped in the Special Zone, Shortfuse joined the Freedom Fighters to provide the muscle & a psychological boost that the group needed. However, his short temper affected the team and occasionally put them in danger; after a mission in which Shorty left Johnny Lightfoot in danger in order to battle rival Cybernik Vermin, Amy booted him from the Freedom Fighters. (He later reconciled with them) Commander Brutus was a character in the UKs Sonic the Comic. ... Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...


After Robotnik was deposed, Shortfuse was left without a purpose and he had trouble adjusting to civilian life, his Cybernik state getting him fired from job after job. When the alien Insectra Empire contacted Mobius looking for a champion to help them against their evil enemies, he leapt at the chance; unfortunately, the alien war turned out to be a pointless, brutal waste of time and Shortfuse was brainwashed into continuing to help them. Amy & Tekno rescued him, and in the process he gained a program from a friendly alien race that allowed him to exit his suit for the first time. In the same story arc, Vermin broke free from his maximum security jail cell; in order to finally defeat him, Shortfuse was forced to sacrifice his freedom by giving the program to Vermin and then destroying the empty Cybernik armour from the inside.


After a few sporadic battles (such as against Agent X and Colonel Granite), Shortfuse went into his final battle against Robotnik & his attempt to drain Mobius's life energy until the planet suffered environmental collapse. Shortfuse comandeered the alien machine Robotnik was using, stopping him from using Mobius' life energy to give himself powers, and used it to reverse all the damage the villain had done. However, the feedback proved to be too much and destroyed his suit, finally freeing him and giving him his chance to be plain old Shorty the Squirrel.


In the online continuation of Sonic the Comic, Tekno designed a new suit for Shorty that could be activated at will via a special control belt. However, an unknown person was able to mentally control him through this suit and he began to kidnap random citizens from the Metropolis City Zone as part of a trap for Tekno. With her trapped, Shortfuse hacked the Eternity Ring and tried to access an unknown dimension. Tekno was able to deactivate his armour & save him but by accident, the deactivated armour hit the Eternity Ring and caused it to suck the two into a worm-hole. Their current whereabouts are unknown.


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. ...

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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. 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. ...


Trogg (Shirob)

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Shirob.
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Shirob.

Shirob was once the third of the Enchanter Kings, three kings that ruled over The Nameless Zone, Sonic the Comic's homeland for Tails, he dissapeared some years before the Tails story The Land Beyond (STC 18-21) though not too long ago, as Tails remembered his dissapearance and was still 'in the Zone' at the time, he dissapeared not long before the coming of Trogg, a gremlin/dragon/troll like man-monster who terrorised the Zone in never mentioned ways, . The Enchanter Kings (and presumably the rest of the Nameless Zone) thought that Trogg had murdered Shriob, but were surprised when a his face appeared in the Magic Crytal of Communication with a faint message that he was in fact alive, and had been somehow taken prisoner by Trogg all them ago. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Trogg is a fictional antagonist of Miles Tails Prower in the British publication, Sonic the Comic. ...


Tails first met Trogg in The Nameless Zone (STC 16 & 17), because had lied in letters home saying that he was the hero of Mobius and that Sonic the Hedgehog was his side-kick, The Enchanter Kings mistook him for a great warrior, Tails did try to explain but was ignored and rushed to the Dimension Bridge were Trogg was calling for the Nameless Zone's greatest champion, Tails defeated Trogg, by lucky and he (Trogg) was expelled to The Land Beyond, a cursed and terrible place joined to The Nameless Zone by The Dimension Bridge. Sonic the Hedgehog ) is a video game character and the protagonist of a series of games released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ...


A Short while later, The Enchanter Kinds summoned Miles Prower (Tails) again, having recieved Shirob's message, to rescue him, aided by Errol Blackthorn, a swordsman loyal to the Enchanter Kings, Tails ventured into the Land Beyond and, after defeating a band of Trogg-like warriors, and Trogg-like 'guard-dog' found Shirob chained and about to fed/sacrificed to The Pit Beast, once rescued Shirob gleefull revealed his true from, the evil Trogg. Miles Tails Prower as seen in Shadow the Hedgehog. ...


The Eldest of The Enchanter Kings, with the most powerful magics, Shirob had accidentaly summonned 'The Evil One' (later 'The Dark One') a demonic creature that drove him insane and transformed him into the moster from of Trogg, increasing his physicaly strength and giving him the power to turn others into beings like him, Trogg had reverted to his Shirob form to lure Tails so that he could extract revenge for his defeat on the Dimension Bridge, a revenge he was denied, as Errol and Tails ran from him and escaped using the same portal doorways used to travel from Mobius to the Nameless Zone.

Trogg.
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Trogg.

Though Tails was summoned a third time to the Nameless Zone, it was not to face Trogg, but to rescue two fox cubs, Trogg's final fate came in the Knuckles & Tails story The Revenge Of Trogg (STC 59-64), while helping out the Green Hill residents now hiding from Dr. Robotnik (Dr. Eggman) in The Angel Island, Tails was summoned by Shaman Warpull (who had summoned Tails to retrieve the cubs) Knuckles, thinking Tails was in danger, attacked and ended up in the Nameless Zone as well (where he was mistaken for Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails' 'sidekick'), this time Trogg had really kidnapped both Enchanter Kings and taken them back to The Land Beyond, Errol Blackthorn had been sent but had failed and been transformed into a monster in the villain's own image. Knuckles, Tails and Errol's Sister Morain Blackthorn faired no better in their attempt to attack the Land Beyond and all three were captured, there Trogg revealed that he intended to transform the other Enchanter Kings like himself, but, unlike Errol, was unable to do so alone and successfully summoned 'The Dark One' (originally The Evil One). 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. ...


With Trogg's followers marvelling at The Dark One, Knuckles and Tails rescued the Enchanter Kings and began to flee, but were, this time, unable to escape, having summoned him Trogg now had controll of The Dark One, and used the demon to stop them, Trogg then succeeded in transforming his old allies into monsters such as himself, but while he was distracted with this, Tails and Knuckles stole the black orb from where the Dark One was summoned (much like a genie's lamp) and threw it from the Dinemsion Bridge into 'non-existent space' below, causing The Dark one to cease to exist. In doing so reverting the transformations of Errol, The Enchanter Kings, and Shirob himself. With his sanity and form restored Shirob bid Tails and Knuckles fairwell.


When Tails was summoned the final time to the Nameless Zone, this time by Morgan, Shirob was shown simply as one of the three Enchanter Kings, and showing no signs of his previous madness as Trogg.


 
 

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