Charmy Bee (チャーミー・ビー Chāmī Bī?) is an character in the Sonic the Hedgehog serialized manga published by Shogakukan. Charmy is an ally of Sonic the Hedgehog who lives inside the magical Time Box, from which he emerges to help Sonic and manipulate time whenever the villainous Dr. Eggman and his minions are on the verge of victory.
In the Shogaku Ninensei stories by Sango Morimoto, Charmy is small anthropomorphic bee with two transparent forewings on his back. Charmy also has pair of ball antennas, pink hair and green fur, though his spiracle has the traditional black and yellow color scheme. With his mouth, belly, thin arms and legs colored peach, his only attires are his white gloves and red shoes.
Charmy's appearance in the Shogaku Sannensei stories is much closer to his game counterpart. He wears a black pilot's helmet, goggles, white gloves and sneakers.
For many years, Charmy Bee and Sonic the Hedgehog have known each other. However at some point, Charmy got himself into a coma inside the Time Box, a machine that he can utilize. During a summer vacation, the Time Box was being delivered by airmail by Paulie, unaware about the old box's background or its destination. After he and his son Nicky were captured by Dr. Eggman, who was about to drown Sonic in his water dome trap, Charmy woke up from his coma and used the Time Box to rewind time back to the point where Sonic could get out the trap.
Charmy is an active and brave honeybee, willing to stand up against Dr. Eggman when he is least expected.
Powers and abilities
Aside of having natural ability to fly with his forewings, Charmy Bee is capable of utilizing the Time Box to rewind or manipulate time itself.
- This is the earliest known incarnation of Charmy Bee, preceding the appearance of the game character in Knuckles' Chaotix.