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We're the Babylon Rogues. We don't beg. We don't give up. And we don't lose!

Jet the Hawk, Sonic the Hedgehog #28

The Babylon Rogues[1] are a group that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a group of treasure-seeking thieves who use their Extreme Gear skills as an advantage against their enemies.


Bonds of Friendship

Arriving in Spiral Hill Village, the Babylon Rogues quickly assaulted the Mineral Museum, where they swiftly stole the many valuable minerals put on display before making a hasty retreat back to their blimp. Up there, as the Babylon Rogues went over their haul, however, they discovered that Storm had accidentally kidnapped the museum's curator, Jewel the Beetle. Soon after, Tangle and Whisper showed up to rescue Jewel. As Jet and Wave began arguing over how to deal with this situation, Tangle secretly stole their loot back. Soon though, Jet grew tired of arguing and told Storm to throw everyone out. When Storm complied by throwing Jewel out of the blimp however, Jet scolded Storm for making them look violent. As Wave then began complaining about having to save Jewel now, Tangle stopped the Babylon Rogues, as she and Whisper had it under control. After the Babylon Rogues then received a threat from Tangle about not coming to her village again, Tangle leapt out of the blimp with the stolen goods, angering Jet. Wave, however, told him to let them go as today was a hassle.[2]

All or Nothing

The Babylon Rogues discuss Sonic's proposal, from Sonic the Hedgehog #25.

The Babylon Rogues were later contacted by Amy Rose to meet her and a group of survivors from the Metal Virus on Angel Island. There, they were told that they were needed to help steal the Chaos Emeralds from a group called the Deadly Six. Jet showed little care to help Sonic and his allies unless the reward was big enough. Even when Wave pointed out that they still needed the world's resources, Jet felt as if they could figure it out on their own without having to become "goodie-goodies"; Storm backed Jet up on his stance but noted that he liked to eat. Sonic managed to appeal to Jet once he stated that he needed his help and the world needed the "Legendary Wind Master". Flattered, Jet was prepared to help the world.[3]

The crew witnessed Eggman and Tails build a Multi-Portal Generator with the Warp Topaz that would take everyone where they need to go an instant. Sonic returned from his run and had come up with a plan for who should be assigned with who and what Zeti they should go after. He told the Babylon Rogues that they were to take on Master Zik, and though he was old, he was craftier than all of the Deadly Six combined. Despite this, the team were confident that they could take him on easily. Once Tails and Eggman set the coordinates for everyone to move out, the Rogues went through the Warp Portal to Winterburg. The Babylon Rogues immediately tried to get the jump on Master Zik, but the Zeti used his powers to take over their Extreme Gear and knock them off. After jumping onto Jet's board, the hawk is immediately angered. When noting that they were surrounded by Zombots, Jet taunted Master Zik by asking if he could not fight on his own. Master Zik told them that he retired from the battlefield long ago but would not mind teaching the Rogues a few lessons. The crew jumped at Master Zik; while Wave and Storm were hit by their own boards, Jet knocked the Zeti off of his board with his Bashōsen, gloating about it. However, the hawk was alerted to Wave and Storm as they were surrounded by Zombots.[4]

Jet stays behind with Wave and Storm to face a Zombot horde, from Sonic the Hedgehog #28.

Jet furiously demanded that Master Zik let them go, only for the Zeti to taunt him for only now understanding the consequences of threatening his elders. Wave and Storm fended off the Zombots below with their respective equipment; Wave told Jet to leave before it was too late but also berated him as she told him earlier that a full frontal assault was a bad idea; Storm asked what they were going to do as he could not do what he usually did, which was to punch others. Master Zik took glee in watching Jet try to act on his own, saying one should not sacrifice their teammates unless it benefited them and that all he had to do was say one command for Jet to lose everything. He then asked if he could beg for mercy to entertain him. Refusing to give up, Jet stated that the Babylon Rogues did not beg, give up or lose and hit Master Zik with a large gale of wind from his Bashōsen. As the Zeti fell toward Storm, the albatross powerfully punched him overhead. Wave then used her wrench to grab the Chaos Emerald off of him. Defeated and defenseless, Master Zik was soon grabbed by Zombots while he told Jet that he was not tactical or skillful, but lucky. Wave gave the Chaos Emerald to Jet telling him to leave without her and Storm as her board was lost to the Zombots and Storm's was nearly smashed to pieces. Jet pondered about this while looking at the Chaos Emerald and made a decision; he tied the Emerald to his board and sent it through the Warp Portal. As he readied himself to fight with his teammates, Jet told them that like he told the Zeti, the Babylon Rogues do not lose. According to him, Sonic will get the Emerald and do his hero thing, but they will show the Zombots a real challenge in the meantime.[5]

Out of the Blue

After Super Sonic and Super Silver had reversed the effects of the Metal Virus all around the world, the Zombots were no more and were cured. Storm gleefully hugged his teammates, happy that they were not infected. The group noted Master Zik has disappeared before Wave commended Jet on sticking with her and Storm to fight instead of go directly to Angel Island himself. Jet was initially taken aback by the kind words, only to swiftly descend into boasting, which Wave was exasperated by but Storm encouraged.[6] Some time later, the Babylon Rogues were invited by Tangle to a party in Spiral Hill Village. Jet complained that there was no sculpture of him, even though he risked his life to save everyone. Wave and Storm took little heed of his complaints and simply enjoyed their food and the show. Suddenly, the group was alerted to a large crash in the town, revealed to be Eggman in a large mecha.[7] During Eggman's attack, the Babylon Rogues decided to rob the Mineral Museum while the heroes were distracted. However, upon their arrival, they saw the exhibits had already been acquired by Rouge.[8]

Weapons and technology

  • Blimp: The Babylon Rogues have a blimp that serves as their base of operations. They fly it wherever they need to go.
  • Extreme Gear: These are the secondary form of transportation that the Babylon Rogues use both for quick getaways and races.
  • Bashōsen: A war fan mainly used by Jet for self-defense. It is able to create powerful gusts of wind.

See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #0, "Tangle & Whisper Exclusive Preview!"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019, "Bonds of Friendship"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #31, "Recovery, Part 1"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #32, "Recovery, Part 2"

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