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Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 84 is the eighty-fourth issue of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics.

Official solicitation

Perfect Chaos

As Super Sonic battles Perfect Chaos, Knuckles and the Freedom Fighters do whatever they can to save those in danger from the raging waters. With Super Sonic weakening, the heroes' only hope is to get the generator - which is underwater and buried under tons of rubble. Can they reverse the damage and save Super Sonic, or is everyone doomed? Even if they reach the generation, are they prepared for any ramifications their actions might cause?

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Knuckles returns to angel island to restore the master emerald and settle things with the cats.

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Perfect Chaos

Synopsis

In the heart of the Mysterious Cat Country, the Chaotix and Felidae watch as Locke prepares to face the Cat Queen's champion, Razorklaw, in battle. Locke tries to convince the queen that they do not need to fight, but she refuses to trust a descendent of the Knuckles Clan. Razorklaw puts Locke in a headlock, but Locke manages to break the cat's grip and knock him out in a single punch. With the battle over, Locke asks if the queen if they can finally sit down and talk about their problems.

Meanwhile, in Station Square, Super Sonic and Perfect Chaos continue their battle. Knuckles and the Knothole Freedom Fighters try to clear the human citizens out of the way as debris fall from the buildings around them. To Bunnie's horror, Antoine is struck on the leg by a falling rock. Knuckles and Bunnie rush to his aid despite his protests. Delivering Antoine to the other Freedom Fighters, Knuckles heads out to find a way to stop Chaos while Sonic continues distracting him.

While Locke and the Cat Queen argue about the intentions of the ancient echidnas, Knuckles arrives at the flooded Station Square power plant. Overcoming his fear of water, Knuckles dives in and navigates through the facility. Meanwhile, Super Sonic notices that Perfect Chaos seems dazed and tries taunting the beast into chasing him, hoping that it will not be able to keep up. As he flies by, Sally hands Sonic a copper pipe and explains that Knuckles is heading to the power plant. He directs Perfect Chaos to a series of power lines, confident that as long as he has a super-powered shield when the power comes back on he will be safe.

Knuckles lifts the misaligned generator into place, drawing power from deep within. The power lines spark to life and, with one final punch from Super Sonic, Perfect Chaos is zapped back into his standard form and the Super Emeralds transform into the Seven Server Chao. Sonic helps Knuckles out of the water when Tikal appears, explaining that she and Chaos must return to their own Zone. With the day saved, the Freedom Fighters bid Knuckles farewell as he plans to head back to the Floating Island with the Master Emerald shards.

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Synopsis

Knuckles uses the Guiding Star Gem to make his way back to the Floating Island when he notices a strange signal. He heads to its source and finds Sabre, Spectre, Thunderhawk and Sojourner. Knuckles gives them the Emerald Shards and they show Knuckles their new Chaos Chamber for the restored Master Emerald. With the pieces in place, the Master Emerald is restored and the Floating Island returns to the sky.

Knuckles wonders where his father has gone, prompting Thunderhawk to take him to the Mysterious Cat Country. There, Knuckles is reunited with Julie-Su, Vector, Espio and Mighty. Locke welcomes his son and shows him a statue of Pachacamac of the Knuckles Clan dominating a Felidae. Explaining the basic history of the Knuckles Clan, Locke tells his son that he named him after the clan as a way to reclaim their heritage. The Cat Queen apologizes for capturing his friends and judging them harshly. With everything resolved, Knuckles, his father and the Chaotix head back to the Floating Island.

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Off Panel

See also: Off Panel

Synopsis

Off Panel

Dr. Eggman fiendishly explains his plan to steal the pieces of the Master Emerald and feed them to Chaos. He then starts choking up as he explains that he is doing it to get back at his mom for stealing his sled. J. F. Mendez-Gabrie is annoyed that playing psychiatrist is part of his job.

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  • Eggman states he had a sled called "Rosebud". This is a reference to the classic film, Citizen Kane.

Other features

  • Sonic-Grams
  • Find Your Name In Print

Quotes

Super Sonic: Too bad this isn't a game -- where you can press the pause button for a time-out!
Knuckles: What's the score?
Sonic: The good guys won! What else did you expect?

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The full image composed of the two connecting covers.

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Cover artwork

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Trivia

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ken Penders on Twitter. Twitter (29 April 2022). Archived from the original on 29 April 2022. Retrieved on 29 April 2022. "Ken Penders: From the Files: Here's a page I wrote and illustrated for the SONIC ADVENTURE adaptation, which clearly establishes the connection between Pachacamac & Knuckles THAT WASN'T IN THE GAME. (Couldn't resist the inverted @StarTrek reference.)"
  2. Ken Penders on Twitter. Twitter (18 February 2020). Retrieved on 18 February 2020. "Ken Penders: Little known fact: the KNUCKLES segments featured in SONIC issues 79 through 84 were originally intended to be published in KNUCKLES issues 33 through 35, and would’ve marked the debut of Stephen Butler as regular artist for the series."

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