Quotation1 We can't let that thing get to the Chemical Plant. Keep it busy there as long as you can, rookie! Quotation2
Knuckles the Echidna, Sonic Forces

The Death Crab (デスクラブ Desukurabu?)[1] is a character that appears in Sonic Forces. It is a crab-based, eight-legged battlemech created by Dr. Eggman that serves the Eggman Empire.


The Death Crab is a crab-based robot at the size of a building. It possesses a round, disk-shaped body with a massive and dark gray spiked shell on top and a pale gray underbelly. Up front on its body it has several red, featureless eyes, a small flat nose, and a pair of relatively small, dark gray claws. It also has eight massively large and long crustacean-based legs made of dark gray metal with spiked lower sections and flat feet. Several of its joints are also lit up by red lights.


Sonic Forces

When the Avatar tore their way through the Eggman Empire's operations at Guardian Rock, the Death Crab made its appearance. Throughout the Zone, it tried in vain to stop the Avatar. When the Avatar then tried to escape, the Death Crab made one finally attempt to catch them, only for the resistance rookie to tie it up with their grappling hook, causing the Death Crab to fall and get destroyed in the ensuing crash.


The Death Crab is a highly destructive, yet determined machine who cares little about collateral damage or obstacles. Like an actual crab, it also walks sideways.

Powers and abilities

The Death Crab is an exceptionally powerful robot; when its power was measured, its energy readings were stated to be off the charts.[2] As its size would imply, its possesses incredible strength, enough to cause tremors by stomping and smash through mountainsides without slowing down. It is also surprisingly fast, easy keeping up with the Avatar, and can leap several hundreds of meters straight up into the air.

In other media

IDW Publishing

Main article: Death Crab (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Death Crab is a Super Badnik in service to the Eggman Empire.



Concept artwork




  1. Shun Nakamura on Twitter (Japanese) (3 July August 2017). Archived from the original on 23 February 2019. Retrieved on 30 August 2017. “Shun Nakamura: 先日お伝えしたウィスポン バーストを使ったアクション中の画面写真。自在に空中のリングを取れます。そして、その奥に見えるのは、デスクラブ!エッグマンは「デス」好きですね。”
  2. Sonic Team (7 November 2017). Sonic Forces. PlayStation 4. Sega. Area/Level: Avatar Stage. "Amy: Hang on. It's a multi-legged battlemech! The energy readings are off the charts!"
  3. Sonic Forces - TGS 2017 Otakumode Interview (16:58). YouTube (23 September 2017). Retrieved on 24 December 2017. “Takashi Iizuka (as translated by board's translator): Yes. So, uh, this, uh, for older players this should remind you of, uh, the, uh, the orca scene in Sonic Adventure 1, uh, where you get chased by an orca, destroying all the stage, so we have prepared a lot of these also in Sonic Forces.”

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