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Anton[1] is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a mass-produced, ant-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


Antons are based on a terrestrial ant. They possess blue robotic armor with an upstanding ant-like upper body and two thin arms. Their heads on the other hand are large with wide eyes, two yellow antennae, and gray mandibles. They are capable of moving around thanks to a single thick yellow wheel on their bottom and two small engines with exhaust pipes on the sides.



After Sonic the Hedgehog thwarted Dr. Eggman in their last encounter, the Doctor disappeared while his Antons and the rest of his Badnik army remained. Without a leader however, the Antons were directionless and no longer a unified threat.[2] Even so, they would still randomly attack anyone they came across[3] (although such incidents were more accidental than aggression-based[2]).

The Fate of Dr. Eggman

Eventually, the Antons came under the control of Neo Metal Sonic, who made them and their fellow Badniks more cohesive.[2][4]

A group of Antons soon after attacked Sonic and Espio in a mountainous region, only to end up being destroyed by the two heroes. More Antons would not long after try to attack Windmill Village, but Sonic and the Chaotix were able to stop them.[5]


Basically, the Antons are mindless and silent drones programmed to follow their leader's every command. As such, when left without a leader to follow, they become directionless and only able to cause harm by accident. Under a guiding force however, they are cold and merciless machines who carry out their commands without question.[5]






  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "Roll Call"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #1, "Fallout, Part 1"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout, Part 2"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Meet the New Boss"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman, Part 1"

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