- This miniseries takes place between Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 20 — Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 21
Deadliest of the Species - Conclusion
- Writer: Mike Kanterovich and Ken Penders
- Pencils: Art Mawhinney
- Inks: Rich Koslowski
- Colors: Barry Grossman
- Letters: Mindy Eisman
- Editor: Scott Fulop
- Managing Editor: Victor Gorelick
- Editor-in-chief: Richard Goldwater
Hamlin, Princess Sally, and Dylan are engaged in a firefight with a mob of SWATbots inside a base in Robotropolis. As they duck for cover, Dylan wonders if it was a good idea to charge in with Arlo, Penelope, and Geoffrey St. John missing. Hamlin insists that Geoffrey's nothing but a coward, but Sally tells him they do need Geoffrey and he saved his life. As Hamlin scoffs, the catwalk he's standing down is shot down by the SWATbots. Sally helps him back up before he falls and gets shot. The three burst into the next room, finding themselves face to face with Dr. Robotnik and Geoffrey.
Hamlin rushes at Geoffrey, ready to pound him into submission for betraying the team, when Sally tells him to knock it off since Geoffrey is "on the same side". Robotnik reveals that Sally is actually a perfect robot copy. He goes on to explain the substations were not weak points in Robotropolis' defense systems; they were a rumor he spread to test his Auto Automatons: a perfect robot copy to a living being. Since his Sally copy was successful, Robotnik shows he's in the process of replacing the other Freedom Fighters with robot copies, and Geoffrey had previously delivered the real Sally to him. Robotnik decides that the real Sally is no longer useful to him and attempts to roboticize her. However, the process ends up overloading the system and causes it to explode.
The "robot" Sally reveals that she was the real Sally all along and had simply been deceiving Robotnik. She demands Robotnik to surrender, but instead he activates his Stealth 'Bots. The 'Bots surround the team and grab Sally, Hamlin, and Dylan. Robotnik declares victory, but Geoffrey has another trick up his sleeve. The ground shakes under Robotnik and the members of the Rebel Underground, along with Penelope and Arlo, arrive in a massive drilling machine to save them. As the heroes regroup, Robotnik sets the base to self-destruct and escapes via a secret elevator. The Stealth 'Bots crash the drilling machine, so the group runs to the base's hangar, hijacks a set of hovercrafts, and escape just as the place explodes.
Back in the forest, Sally offhandedly mentions that, since the facility was Robotnik's robo-duplicate plant, they won't have to worry about robotic doppelgangers for a long time. Before she explains things, Sally awards Hamlin, Dylan, Penelope, and Arlo with official Freedom Fighter status. That night, Sally and Geoffrey explain how the plan worked.
They had to keep the plan from them in order for their reactions to be authentic. At some point, Robotnik approached Geoffrey to swap Sally with the robot duplicate. After he earned Sally's trust by explaining Robotnik's plan to her, they activated the Sally android prematurely to learn what its objectives were. The members of the Rebel Underground were there as backup and retrieved Penelope and Arlo when they were left behind. Then, they switched the android Sally for the real Sally, tricking Robotnik that he was getting the real thing. Dylan points out some differences with the robot, including it wearing a purple vest and calling Geoffrey "Mr. St. John", but besides that it acted and showed the same emotions as the real Sally. Sally says if Geoffrey did not tip her off, Robotnik's plan would of succeeded.
The next morning, Sally insists Geoffrey come back to Knothole to help the Freedom Fighters, but he insists that he has to lead the Rebel Underground. Geoffrey says she may see him again and gives her a kiss before he leaves. Sally tells herself her duty as a Freedom Fighter is more important than her personal life, but now she has two people in her heart.
- Auto Automaton
- Arlo Armadillo
- Badnik Horde
- Dylan Porcupine
- Doctor Robotnik
- Knothole Freedom Fighters
- Penelope Platypus
- Rebel Underground
- The leftover duplicates of the Freedom Fighters created by Robotnik will later be used to aid in training of a brainwashed Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog #27.
- It is incorrectly shown to be daytime in a panel on page 20.
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