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The Babylon Rogues' ship is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a massive blimp-based airship belonging to the Babylon Rogues, serving as the group's headquarters and main mode of transportation.

Description

Appearance

The Babylon Rogues' ship is designed like a massive metallic blimp. It possesses a metal-covered oval balloon that is red on the upper half and gray on the bottom. This balloon also has a gray hawk-like figurehead on the front (complete with a yellow beak) and yellow metal lines stretching along the balloon's front section's top, sides and bottom. On each side of the balloon is also a large gray, metal-covered propeller engine with yellow, double-layered propellers facing backwards and the Babylon Rogues' insignia painted on the engines in red. The rear of the balloon is also covered in gray metal, with a horizontal rudder on each side and the bottom. In addition, each of the rudders on the side have a red fin on the bottom, the Babylon Rogues' insignia painted on their midsection, and a red, metal-covered propeller engine on the top with yellow propellers facing backward.

The ship's gondola, which is attached to the balloon by several thick metal bars, is fairly large for a blimp. It is red on the upper half and gray on the bottom, and has windows on both the front and rear. It also has a red, metal-covered propeller engine with yellow propellers facing backwards on each side.

Features and traits

Being an airship, the Babylon Rogues' airship is capable of flight. It is also quite fast for a vessel of its size, capable of flying at speed compatible to that of the Tornado 2 and the Egg Mobile.[1][2]

History

Sonic Riders series

Sonic Riders

In Sonic Riders, Dr. Eggman got onboard the ship to offer a proposition to the Babylon Rogues. After Storm bursted into Jet's office with news of Eggman's arrival, Wave let herself in. After the two told Jet about Eggman, the doctor himself came into Jet's office. There, he formed a partnership with the Babylon Rogues by giving them vital information on how to find Babylon Garden with the Key to Babylon Garden and the seven Chaos Emeralds. Although Eggman warned them that Sonic the Hedgehog would get in their way, Jet was certain that he would be no trouble.

Some time later, Storm came into Jet's office in inform Jet that he lost to Knuckles in the EX World Grand Prix. As Wave then came in and began arguing with Storm, Jet silenced them. As it turned out, Jet believed that Eggman was hiding something from them. As such, he sent Storm off to find out what he could in Eggman's base.

When Eggman later betrayed Jet by taking the Key to Babylon Garden for himself, Jet used the Babylon Rogues' ship to catch up to Eggman, who had fled to the recently-unearthed Babylon Garden.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, after obtaining an Ark of the Cosmos from Gigan Rocks, the Babylon Rogues returned to their ship. There, Wave discovered the true nature of the Arks of the Cosmos and the role they had in powering Babylon Garden's warp drive with the aid of the ship's computer. When Wave then revealed that the Arks of the Cosmos were drawn to one another, Jet instructed her to invent a radar for tracking them. Just then, however, Storm arrived with some news: an Ark of the Cosmos was recently stolen from the Megalo City Museum by a MeteorTech security robot. As such, Jet had Storm take the ship to Megalo Station.

Jet and Wave later returned to the ship, awating Storm return. When he finally arrived though, Storm revealed that he secured two more Arks of the Cosmos, much to Jet's pleasement. However, Wave then revealed a piece of information about the Arks of the Cosmos that she had found in the ancient texts. Accordingly, the Arks of the Cosmos had some kind of connection to a "lightless black". During Wave's explanation however, Dr. Eggman got onboard the ship and stole the Babylon Rogues' two Arks of the Cosmos. With Eggman then escaping in the Egg Mobile, the Babylon Rogues began following him in their ship until they reached the Crimson Tower.

Features

  • Bridge: The main control room for the Babylon Rogues' ship. It is located in front of the ship's gondola and includes a ship's wheel for steering the ship.[1]
  • Jet's office: Jet the Hawk's peronsal office. It is located in the rear of the ship's gondola. The room has windows in the back and doors on each wall, with the main entrance lying in the front. The room includes Jet's table and seat, and a tripod for the Type-J. It also holds holographic computer displays and interfaces.[3]

In other media

Archie Comics

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Babylon Rogues' ship was originally an outdated zeppelin belonging to the Battle Bird Armada. During their escape from the armada, the Babylon Rogues stole it as they did not have any Extreme Gear available. Since then, they have used it as their base and to travel far distances across Mobius in their treasure-hunting.

IDW Publishing

Main article: Blimp

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Babylon Rogues' ship is a blimp that the Babylon Rogues use as their headquarters and main mode of transportation. In this media, its history is identical to its game counterpart's, up until after the events of Sonic Forces.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Team (21 February 2006). Sonic Riders. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Heroes storyline.
  2. Sonic Team, CRI Middleware (22 February 2008). Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Heroes storyline.
  3. Sonic Team, CRI Middleware (22 February 2008). Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/Level: Babylon storyline.

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