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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.

History

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 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]

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

References

  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"

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