Appearances in other media
Red with yellow scelra
Death Leech  ( is an enemy that appears in デスリーチ Desurīchi ) ? . It is the larvae offspring of the Shadow the Hedgehog Black Arms, which eventually mature into soldiers.
Black Arms, the Death Leeches are pulsating purple blobs with horns and one eye in the middle of their bodies.
The Death Leeches appear as enemies in
. Accordingly, they are flesh-eaters; they feed by latching on to their victims and devouring them slowly. They can be found in several Shadow the Hedgehog stages.
In gameplay, the Death Leeches are commonly found sticking to the walls and floating on the poisonous fluid in the
Black Comet. They possess very little health, and are easily killed with just one hit, be it either from one of Shadow's physical attacks or any of the weapons in the game. When defeating a Death Leech, the player is rewarded with 20 Hero points.
In the game's Last Story,
Black Doom sent a group of Death Leeches to eat and devour Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Rouge and Dr. Eggman after the foreigners had been completely paralyzed by the nerve gas inside the Black Comet. Black Doom then revealed that the rest of the earth's population would suffer the same fate. However, Shadow, who turns out to be immune to the nerve gas, recovered and abruptly stomped on a Death Leech trying to latch onto him. Shadow then chased after Black Doom when the alien overlord made his escape, leaving Sonic and co. to the Death Leeches. Fortunately, the group managed to flee the Black Comet unharmed.
Powers and abilities
The Death Leeches do not possess many abilities. However, they are capable of climbing along walls and ceilings.
In other media
The Death Leeches in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Death Leeches make an appearance. In this media, their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts'.
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