- For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Grand Battle Kukku XV. For the character in Tails Adventure, see Great Battle Kukku.
All the same, it feels good to be back in the sky--where I belong.
— Battle Lord Kukku XV, Sonic Universe #86
Battle Lord Kukku XV is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He is a mobian bird and the Egg Boss of the Battle Bird Armada, an Egg Army unit which patrols the skies.
The Battle Lord is a mobian mustard yellow bird. A tall avian, he is dressed in a red coat (similar to Eggman's though far less flamboyant) and dark green pants with high-heeled shoes and tail feathers of the same color, light orange/brown feathers and white gauntlets. He also has a large beak upon which rests a pair of small glasses also similar to Dr. Eggman's and a large, black hat with his Armada's insignia on the front.
Kukku is the fifteenth son of the Kukku Line which stem back to the fall of Babylon. Upon gaining control of the Battle Bird Armada, he sought to dominate the skies. He also appears to have a history with the Babylon Rogues whom he has shown a strong disdain towards.
At one point, the Battle Lord led the Battle Bird Armada in an invasion of Cocoa Island, but their aspirations were thwarted by the efforts of Miles "Tails" Prower. The young Fox fought his way through the Armada's forces before engaging the leader of the Armada in fierce battle. Despite the Battle Lord's prowess, he was defeated in battle and his fortress fell into the sea.
Shattered World Crisis
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where the Battle Lord's original timeline ended.
During the Shattered World Crisis, the Battle Lord reluctantly joined his fellow Egg Bosses in a group effort to help Eggman drive out the Naugus twins from Eggmanland. He was partnered with Abyss the Squid to shut down the backup generator, but both were ambushed by Dark Gaia Creatures. The Battle Lord managed to blow up the generator with his bombs, and soon aided Eggman during his confrontation with the Naugus Twins.
Soon after, the Battle Lord was contacted by Dr. Eggman, and was assigned to take down the Freedom Fighters' headquarters and main means of transportation- the Sky Patrol. He ordered his troops to begin their assault while the Freedom Fighters struggled with their systems and sent Speedy to find and kidnap Chip, the Light Gaia. After a successful attack, the Battle Lord ordered for the Sky Patrol's engines to be blown up so that it could plummet into the world's crust.
Powers and abilities
The Battle Lord is a powerful physical fighter, capable of constricting and crushing a Nightmare with a single hand. Like Bean the Dynamite, he can also summon bombs powerful enough to create destructive explosions.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sonic Universe #83, "Eggman's Dozens Part One: Hostile Takeover"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Sonic Universe #84, "Eggman's Dozen Part Two: Power Meeting"
- ↑ Tails Adventure
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sonic Universe #85, "Eggman's Dozen Part Three: Team Management"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #86, "Eggman's Dozen Finale: Synergizing"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #283, "Zero Hour"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #284, "Panic in the Sky Part One: The Best Laid Plans"