The Bomber Elite is an enemy that appears in the Sonic Boom series. It is a mass-produced model of Destruction Troops created by Lyric the Last Ancient. One of Lyric's most elite warriors, they can fire barrages of highly destructive bombs.
The Bomber Elites are tall and very bulky robots with green-yellow armor, black joints and green lights. They have a massive upper torso with broad shoulders, thin arms with energy cannons for forearms, long and pointy elbows, and five green-glowing cylinders around each "wrist". On their chest they have a large eye with a slit-like pupil and yellow sclera. On their shoulders, flaps can be opened to reveal several energy bombs. They also have a medium-sized waist with green lines, a round pelvis, and three black legs covered in green-yellow armor.
The Bomber Elites were made by Lyric the Last Ancient about a millennium ago to help with his plans to destroy the earth's lifeforms and conquer it. When Lyric was imprisoned before completing his plans, the Bomber Elites were shut down. However, as a contingency plan, Lyric left some of them behind to be found so the finders would set him free to learn the Bomber Elites' secrets. When Lyric escaped in the present, he reactivated and/or reclaimed his Bomber Elites to have them aid his schemes and battle Team Sonic.
The Bomber Elites are very rare enemies that are only fought as small minibosses in the last levels of the game. The player encounters them in Creeper Gorge, Sky Citadel and Lyric's Lair. In gameplay, the Bomber Elites can attack in three ways: the first is quickly shooting a burst of bombs at the playable character with their arm cannons, the second is unleashing a short-range shock wave around them, and the third is shooting bombs into the air so they rain down on the player. Additionally, they can make themselves invulnerable to damage and unfazed by attacks for a few seconds by surrounding themselves in a blue aura while performing certain attacks. Since most of their attacks cat hit the characters from almost any distance though, they do not move very often.
The Bomber Elites are some of the strongest and most dangerous enemies in the game: their attacks deal superb amounts of damage and they have a large amount of health. Also, their size make them impossible to be lassoed with the Enerbeam. If the player can stun them though, the player can lank the Bomber Elites with the Enerbeam by pressing to instantly destroy them, during which they will shoot until they overheat and explode. When defeated, the Bomber Elites release six Rings and a varying amount of Robot Scrap.
After Team Sonic defeated Lyric, all the Bomber Elites were subsequently scrapped.
Bomber Elites are at their core mindless and silent drones unwaveringly loyal to Lyric the Last Ancient, having been programmed to obey his every command. Their loyalty is only superficial however, as the Bomber Elite are just soulless machines adhering to their programing, meaning their allegiance can easily shift when someone else takes control of them.
Powers and abilities
The Bomber Elites are impressively tough robots, capable of withstanding excessive amounts of damage. As per their specialty, they are equipped with bomb launchers and energy cannons which can shoot barrages of green energy bombs powerful enough to blow up a small bridge. Alternatively, they can create a harmful short-range shockwave by turning their arm cannons into the ground. They can also temporarily cloak their entire bodies in a blue force field, making them invulnerable to harm.
- The Bomber Elites' name was not revealed in the final version of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. However, their name is listed in an unused biography for the game.
- Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. The Cutting Room Floor. Retrieved on 6 March 2015.
- SONIC BOOM. Characters: Lyric the Last Ancient. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved on 25 July 2014. "As seen in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, Lyric is the last of his kind from an ancient civilization who lived a millennium ago. His race was devoted to peacefully controlling the world’s resources. Driven mad by power, Lyric turned on his fellow Ancients and took control of the resources. Building an army of robots programmed to obey his every command, the deadly snake-like villain set out to destroy everything organic and create a world of twisted metal and robots. However, just before he could successfully take over, he was attacked by the last surviving Ancients and imprisoned forever. With his army shut down and his plans ruined, he waited in prison plotting his revenge. Years passed and Lyric began to give up hope. That is, until Sonic comes across him. Now with his army rebooted, and his plans in place, the only thing stopping Lyric from total victory is Sonic and his friends."
- Big Red Button Entertainment (21 November 2014). Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. Wii U. Sega. Area/Level: Abandoned Research Facility. "Dr. Eggman: Eggman. Dr. Eggman. But you can call me Dr. 'the guy who set you free so you can give me the secrets of your technology so I can be even more powerful than I already...' you know what? Just call me 'boss.' / Lyric: Who do you think made these robots and left them for you to find, you pathetic waste of carbon!"