The Cacophonic Conch, also known as the Cacophonous Conch,[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a very rare type of conch shell that acts as a natural inhibitor to Zeti powers.

Description

Appearance

As implied by its name, the Cacophonic Conch closely resembles a real-life musical instrument conch. It is very long, with long pointy spikes on the outer surface and is colored dark purple. Also, its opening glows red.

Powers and traits

When blown into, the Cacophonic Conch glows red and gives off a low-pitched sound, which allows the user to inhibit the powers of nearby Zeti, including their ability to manipulate magnetic fields. However, the effect of the Cacophonic Conch is very excruciating to Zeti, causing them great pain when hearing its sounds.

Game appearances

Sonic Lost World

Prior to the events of Sonic Lost World, Dr. Eggman somehow obtained a Cacophonic Conch. With it, he was able to force the Deadly Six into serving him.

Dr. Eggman blowing into the Cacophonic Conch.

When Eggman chided the Deadly Six for collecting "underwhelming" Animals, Zavok spoke up against him. In response, Eggman used the Cacophonic Conch to inflict pain on the Deadly Six as punishment. When later meeting the Deadly Six in Desert Ruins, Eggman expressed his disappointment for their failures despite his effort to help them and blew into the Cacophonic Conch, inflicting the Deadly Six with pain again.

However, Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower arrived on the scene, with the hedgehog suspecting the shell was trouble. Ignoring Tails' warnings, Sonic knocked the conch out of the doctor's hands and into the horizon, never to be seen again. This was a terrible mistake, however, as the Deadly Six rebelled and took control of several Badniks before assaulting everyone present.

After the Deadly Six were dealt with, Eggman vowed to find another Cacophonic Conch to bring the Deadly Six under his control again.

Sonic Runners

In other media

Archie Comics

Dr. Eggman holding the Cacophonic Conch, from Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween ComicFest 2013.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Dr. Eggman used the Cacophonic Conch to enslave the Deadly Six. However, the conch was broken by Orbot while under Sigma's control. These events would later be erased from history by Xander Payne.

IDW Publishing

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, Dr. Eggman once used the Cacophonic Conch to enslave the Deadly Six. Later, the conch was repossessed by Dr. Starline in hopes to control them again.

References

  1. Lloyd Cordill (6 March 2018). Welcome to the World of Sonic. Penguin Books. p. 68. ISBN 978-1524784737.

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