The Crabmeat is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. It is a crab-based Badnik variant created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik and is among the first generation of Badniks that Robotnik produced.
In the Marble Zone, a Crabmeat and other Badniks caught Tufftee when he tried to being heroic. After tormenting the Mobian, the Badniks choose to turn him into a Badnik with the Portable Badnik Processor. However, Sonic the Hedgehog then arrived and destroyed them, the Crabmeat included. Crabmeats under the Marxio Brothers' command would as well aid the brothers with their schemes until Knuckles took them out.
The Crabmeats of the Green Hill Zone eventually had to share their Zone with the Badniks from Palmtree Panic Zone. However, the arrivals refused to share the Zone with old-style Badniks and started destroying the residential Badniks. The Crabmeat that surived escaped with B.A.R.F. and was used to create some of the Seven Badniks, namely Crabinator and Buzznik.
- The Crabmeat appeared as a pin-up in Sonic the Comic #86.