Doctor Fukurokov (Dr.フクロコフ Dokutā Fukurokofu?) is a major antagonist in Tails Adventure. He is a main scientist working for the Battle Kukku Empire and an evil doctor of the Battle Kukku Imperial Academy (バトルクック帝国アカデミー Batoru Kukku Teikoku Akademī?).
Dr. Fukurokov is quite short, only barely taller than Tails. He has a very thick beard. He wears a red overall with blue open-toed sandals. He wears blue glasses with spiral designs on the lenses.
At some point in the past, Dr. Fukurokov became a doctor at the Battle Kukku Imperial Academy.
In Tails Adventure, Dr. Fukurokov aided the Battle Kukku Empire in invading Cocoa Island in search for the Chaos Emeralds. He found opposition in Miles "Tails" Prower aboard the Battle Fortress. Though he let his machinery handle the fox, he was defeated by Tails' Remote Robot.
Dr. Fukurokov is an elderly owl with an odd, waddling manner of moving around. He is somewhat full of himself, making his tendency to overlook little details his greatest weakness.
Dr. Fukurokov is the first boss of the Battle Fortress, encountered in the core of the flying fortress.
As Fukurokov does not actually fight, he cannot be attacked head-on. He instead lets his defensive machinery take care of Tails, for as soon as he approaches, the fox gets thrown into a trap chamber filled with spikes, lasers, conveyor belts, and a lone safe platform. Tails has to blast a way out of the chamber just large enough to sneak the Remote Robot through, in order for it to fly up crawlspaces and ventilation chutes. Then the robot can make its way back to Fukurokov and knock over a conveniently placed rock on a platform to bean the elderly owl right on the head.
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Dr. Fukurokov was the Battle Bird Armada's the leading scientist and technician, and also chief engineer of the Battle Fortress. While working on the armada for many years, Wave the Swallow would have been his assistant for a while, until she escaped and joined the Babylon Rogues.
After the Super Genesis Wave re-wrote history, Dr. Fukurokov became nearly identical to his video game counterpart.
- "Fukurou" is a Japanese word, meaning "owl".
- TOUMA on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (13 February 2018). Retrieved on 28 July 2018. "TOUMA: このキャラクター達は私がデザインしました。"
- Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Tails Adventure". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 81. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Dr. Fukurokov - This sinister elderly owl is the mastermind behind the army's mecha might."
- Tails Adventures (Sega Game Gear) Japanese instruction manual pg. 28.