The standard design of most Badnik models is a size as large as Sonic's height and an appearance based on regular non-anthropomorphic animals. Most Badniks are powered by Animals. Each type of Badnik has its own armament and abilities. However, most are shown to not be very powerful and very fragile, as a Spin Attack is enough to destroy them. All Badniks have a limited artificial intelligence and no noteworthy personalities, making them almost completely silent and near-mindless drones that solely work for Dr. Eggman.
Badniks by debut
Sonic Mania Adventures
Sonic Mania Plus
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Badniks are the Badniks' counterparts from another dimension set in the recent past. Like their counterparts, they are a robot army that assists Dr. Eggman, with a past virtually identical to their video game counterparts', up until after the events of Sonic Mania.
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