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This object exists primarily within the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog continuity.
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The Decrepitizer[1] is an object that appears in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. It is a weapon created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik that is capable of manipulating a person's age.



The Decrepitizer is a thin orange weapon with a wide mouth (almost resembling a trumpet). It also possesses a targeting scope, a hand grip, and a light bulb along its tube.

Powers and traits

The Decrepitizer can prematurely age or regress its victim by pressing two buttons, making them either an old man or a baby. The red button causes a person to age while the blue button causes a person to regress. After getting messed up however, the buttons are currently reversed.[1]


Dr. Robotnik created the Decrepitizer to turn Sonic into an old man so he would be easier to catch. When Scratch and Grounder ambushed Sonic and Tails at an Instant Food Factory, Grounder accidentally pressed the blue button, thus turning Sonic and Tails into babies. When the two argued on what button to press, baby Tails mistook the Decrepitizer for a hammer and unknowingly destroyed it. Baby Sonic tries to fix it afterward, but messed it up so that the buttons were reversed and the aim was off. Attempting to strike during their nap time, Robotnik ordered Scratch and Grounder to hit the babies with the Decrepitizer. Grounder pushed the red button this time, but because the way the Decrepitizer was messed up, he accidentally hit Robotnik, turning him into a baby. After numerous attempts to get Robotnik out of Miss Saccharine's day care, the Badniks turned Robotnik back to normal with the Decrepitizer. Once again, Robotnik caught Sonic and Tails in the daycare while Scratch and Grounder fired the weapon in an effort to age Sonic and Tails into old men. Upon hitting Sonic and Tails however, Miss Saccharine took the Decrepitizer from the Badniks while it was still on to keep her daycare safe and the ray hit Robotnik. While Sonic and Tails were turned back to normal thanks to brief shot at low power, Robotnik was left an old man.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bressack, Gordon (5 October 1993). "Musta Been a Beautiful Baby". Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Season 1. Episode 28. First-run syndication.
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