Doctor Warpnik is a character that appears in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series. He is an inventor and the cousin of the infamous Dr. Ivo Robotnik, who banished him to the Warp of Confusion for his exceedingly loony behavior.
Dr. Warpnik is a human about as tall as his cousin Robotnik. He has pink skin, broad shoulders, black eyes, a round red nose, an overbite. He is also bald and has a patch of yellow hair floating above his head which changes shape according to Warpnik's mood, for example by forming an exclamation point or spinning in a circle. For attire, he wears a pair of glasses with black frames, a white and buttoned-up lab coat, light green rubber gloves, and dark red one-piece pants/shoes.
Five years ago, Dr. Warpnik was banished to the Warp of Confusion by his cousin Dr. Ivo Robotnik due to his loony behavior and his unbridled love of fish. Furious over this act, Warpnik vowed revenge and would spent the next five years in the Warp of Confusion planning his revenge.
In the present day, Warpnik would observe Mobius through a special telescope. Noticing that Dr. Robotnik would follow his arch enemy, Sonic, everywhere, Warpnik planned to lure Robotnik into the Warp of Confusion. As such, Warpnik lured Tails to him and tied him up. When Sonic later came to the Warp of Confusion to find Tails, Warpnik greeted him and told Sonic his story. However, he refused to let Sonic go, and so made Sonic his prisoner. When Robotnik himself then appeared with his Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad, Warpnik immediately launched his attack by hitting Robotnik with a fish. After a while, however, Robotnik responded with a snap using a larger fish. During their fight however, Sonic and Tails began attempting to escape. In response, Warpnik rode one of his larger fish up to his machine. After prepping his weapon, he started firing it, its shots transforming the objects in the Warp of Confusion into monsters that began to chase Sonic and Tails. Robotnik interrupted him, however, and the two struggled over who got to control the weapon. In the end, however, they ended up damaging the weapon. When Warpnik and Robotnik then began fighting each other with fish again however, Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts, who had been turned into giant monsters by Warpnik's machine, tried to crush Robotnik. However, the robots accidently destroyed Warpnik's weapon, thereby triggering a chain reaction that made the Warp of Confusion go supernova. Warpnik and his cousin tried to extinguish enusing fire with fish, but then they noticed Sonic approaching with a Triple Spin. Sonic proceeded to bowl through Robotnik, Warpnik and the remains of Warpnik's machine, before escaping the Warp of Confusion with Tails through the Dimensional Tunnel, which subsequently exploded. Now trapped with each other in the Warp of Confusion for the time being, Warpnik and Robotnik continued to fight each other with fish while Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts watched.
Hated by Dr. Robotnik for his looney behavior, Warpnik is an absolute maniac; he is downright crazy, eccentric, and insane, capable of doing erratic things such as stuffing fish into his ears and having odd twitches. He constantly laughs hysterically and has extreme mood swings. He is also very affectionate about fish, passionately kissing them and giving them nicknames.
Behind his insanity, Warpnik is an intelligent and cunning manipulator, luring both Sonic and Robotnik to him without either of them knowing before it was too late. He is also shown to be vengeful as he vowed revenge for being banished for five years.
Powers and abilities
Underneath his looney behavior, Warpnik hides a brilliant intellect. He is capable of inventing and creating machines like Dr. Robotnik, but his inventions are much more preposterous. His most prominent creation thus far is a cannon-like weapon that can transform creatures, robots, inanimate objects, or even the environment itself into giant monsters. Warpnik also created a telescope-like device which allows him to view Mobius while trapped in the Warp of Confusion. Warpnik is also very cunning, being capable of making a complex plan that would lure Sonic and Robotnik to the Warp of Confusion simultaneously.
- In the Hispanic American version of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Warpnik is named "Doctor Confuso" (Spanish for "Doctor Confused"), a reference to his crazy behavior and him living in the Warp of Confusion.