- For the version of this station before the Super Genesis Wave, see Death Egg (Pre-Super Genesis Wave) or Death Egg Mark 2.
The Death Egg is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It refers to a massive battleship built by Dr. Eggman during his campaign to conquer the world. Several versions of the craft have existed, with the current one serving as Eggman's mobile base.
Features and abilities
The current Death Egg is equipped with advanced scanners and powerful communications equipment. It also has a protective force-field that surrounds the ship's hull and can produce powerful waves of energy that can bring down enemy aircrafts.
The original Death Egg was launched from Westside Island, but due to Sonic's efforts where he defeated Silver Sonic and Dr. Eggman, ended up crash-landing on Angel Island. Dr. Eggman enacted repairs and managed to launch the craft yet again, only for Sonic and Tails to bring it down. A second launch from Angel Island was accomplished using the Master Emerald as a power source, but Sonic once again brought the flying fortress down, this time for good. Some time later, Eggman constructed a second version, this time building it around the Little Planet, but his plans were thwarted yet again by Sonic and Tails.
Countdown to Chaos
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where the Death Egg's original timeline ended.
After the events of Worlds Collide, Eggman and his lackeys returned to a completely new (to them) timeline, in what was left of the Egg-Wily Machine X, which crash landed in the middle of the Efrika Plains. As a result, the doctor's most recent Death Egg had been left unmanned in Artika, while a Shield Generator was being designed for the vessel in the Metropolis Zone. However, Bunnie D'Coolette and two of her fellow Freedom Fighters stole the Shield Generator for their Sky Patrol base. During the doctor's absence, his forces had to deal with Sally Acorn, who had penetrated the ship as part of a mission to steal Eggnet access codes. By the time Eggman and his lackeys returned after a lengthy misadventure, Sally had already escaped, but not before being caught on the security tapes. Enraged over how he'd lost his Roboticized weapon (having just come from an alternate timeline where Sally had become his robotic slave), he launched Metal Sonic to hunt her down, determined that Sonic would not see her again alive. This assassination attempt was thwarted thanks to Sonic's efforts, but upon accessing his vessels' scanners Eggman soon realized that larger problems loomed: the entire planet broke apart as a result of the improperly reversed Super Genesis Wave.
Shattered World Crisis
After launching the craft to escape the cataclysm, Eggman determined that no means existed of reversing the changes to reality, leaving him apparently stuck with a broken planet. However, he soon discovered information about Professor Dillon Pickle's research on the Gaia Manuscripts, and dispatched E-106 Eta and its Badnik Horde to capture both the professor and his research.
Later, Eggman was contacted aboard the Death Egg by Cassia the Pronghorn and Clove the Pronghorn, Egg Boss sisters who reported the loss of a Chaos Emerald previously held in Crystal Cave. Realizing that Sally must have learned of the Emerald from his stolen files, Eggman contacted Egg Boss Thunderbolt with orders to retain a Chaos Emerald she had come into possession of in order to lure the Freedom Fighters into a trap. While the Freedom Fighters were en route, Eggman launched an attack against the Sky Patrol using his War Walrus, but was defeated by the superior arsenal of the Freedom Fighter craft.
Thunderbolt subsequently reported the failure of her attempt due to Sonic's unexpected transformation into the Werehog, infuriating Eggman. However, he subsequently learned that the planet's shattered condition had strained the resources of his enemies and allowed his forces to seize more territory, and that the energies of Dark Gaia released by the cataclysm were greater than any other measurable energy source on the planet. He thus determined to gather the Chaos Emeralds and secure the Gaia Temples in order to prevent anyone else from restoring the planet, allowing him to process the Dark Gaia power. Another Chaos Emerald located by his forces in Soumerca was secured despite the Freedom Fighters' efforts to seize it, and Eggman managed to get a Tails Doll aboard the Sky Patrol despite their escape. His success was brief, however, as the Hooligans boarded the Death Egg with news that they had lost a Chaos Emerald to Knuckles the Echidna and the Chaotix. As such, Eggman ordered them to enter the Chaos Emerald Championship to make it up to him, and added a directive of sabotage after failing to convince Breezie the Hedgehog to turn her Emerald over to him.
Egg O' War
The Egg O' War, formerly known as the Wily Egg, was a flying fortress created by Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily within their own pocket zone, the Skull Egg Zone. It served as their base of operations while they activated the Genesis Wave using the power of a Chaos Emerald in order to reset their respective world and sent the Roboticized Masters to collect the remaining Chaos Emeralds. It was lost to the Sol Zone after the doctors' plot failed, where it was seized by Captain Metal and renamed the "Egg O' War" for his plans of multiversal conquest.
- The Death Egg is a parody of the Death Star from Star Wars.
- The Death Egg was first featured in the video game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and later reappeared Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and again in Sonic & Knuckles.
- The current Death Egg has a striking resemblance with the Death Egg from Fleetway's Sonic the Comic.
- Head writer Ian Flynn, in response to a fan query, noted that at least two or three Death Eggs have existed, possibly more.
- Sonic the Hedgehog #286, "Panic in the Sky Part Three: Colossal Crash"
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
- Sonic Super Digest #12, "Sonic Comic Origins: The Traitor"
- Sonic the Hedgehog 3
- Sonic & Knuckles
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
- Sonic the Hedgehog #252, "At All Costs Part 2: A New Lease on Life"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #253, "Countdown to Chaos Part One: The Builder"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #254, "Countdown to Chaos Part Two: The Soldier"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #255, "Countdown to Chaos Part Three: The Rabbot"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #256, "Countdown to Chaos Finale: The Princess and the Hammer"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #257, "Damage Control"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #263, "Consequences"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #265, "The Grand Tour"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #266, "Ambushed! Part One"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #267, "Ambushed! Part Two"
- Sonic Universe #66, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Four: Water Way To Go!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here"
- Ian Flynn (19 January 2015). The Thread of general Sonic-related questions. BumbleKing Comics. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015.