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The E-1000,[1] also formatted as E1000,[2] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a simplified, mass-produced Badnik variant of E-102 Gamma created by Dr. Eggman, possibly in an attempt to capitalize on the power of the E-100 Series.


Though based on E-102 Gamma's core design, the E-1000s are noticeably more streamlined and simplified for mass-production. Their limbs only feature half the joints used by the original model, and their design lacks a targeting scope, waist-mounted flashlight, cannon-grip and ankle-mounted wheels, implying they lack the original version's ability to change modes. The machine is otherwise similar to E-102 Gamma. However, its weaponry differs; where E-102 had a single cannon and a hand, the E-1000 sports dual cannons.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure 2

In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the E-1000s appear in the following stages for each character:

Character Stage
Sonic Pyramid Cave
Knuckles Death Chamber
Rouge Egg Quarters

Two E-1000 units open fire, from Sonic Adventure 2.

In gameplay, E-1000s act as relatively stationary sentries that will track the player's movements with their cannons. However, the E-1000s' weaponry, with low-velocity projectiles and no homing feature, is generally far less effective than E-102 Gamma's. They lack the intelligence, agility, durability and skill of the original E-102, with their battle strategy limited to simply standing still and continuously firing at the player in an attempt to kill them. Their armor is the greatest subtraction from the E-100 series; just one hit is needed to destroy them.

There is another version of the E-1000s which is capable of hovering around instead of just staying on the ground. When destroying any version of the E-1000s, the player is awarded two hundred points and a small animal will be released from the robot.

Sonic Rivals 2

The E-1000's collectable card, from Sonic Rivals 2.

In Sonic Rivals 2, the E-1000 makes a cameo appearance as collectible card #80. It is unlocked by achieving the high score in the fight against the Egg Phantom. On their card, they have "1000" written on their side, in the same fashion as the E-100 series.

Powers and abilities

Certain E-1000s have the ability to hover for a short distance using small engines attached on their backs. All units also come equipped with a laser cannon without homing features on each arm. These cannons are capable of firing large yellow lasers at relatively low velocities, travelling in tandem as they approach a target, and lacking any sort of guidance system.

In other media

Books and comics

Archie Comics

An E-1000, from Sonic the Hedgehog #262.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the E-1000s are mass-produced Badniks and a part of Dr. Eggman's Badnik Horde. The robots, in more recent comics, appear to be more like the E-100 series than their Sonic Adventure 2 counterparts, possessing the same amount of limb joints as standard E-100 units.

IDW Publishing

Main article: E-1000 (IDW)

An E-1000, from Sonic the Hedgehog #36.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the E-1000s are mass-produced Badniks built by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts', up until after the events of Sonic Forces. At some point, some of these robots fell under the employ of Clutch the Opossum.


  1. Prima Development (20 June 2001). "Enemies". Sonic Adventure 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 18. ISBN 978-0761536147. "Have you seen these robots someplace before? When the E-1000 robot starts shooting, be sure to get out of the way. They have double cannons that can do major damage. Destroy them quickly."
  2. Backbone Entertainment, Sega Studio USA (13 November 2007). Sonic Rivals 2. PlayStation Portable. Sega. Area/Level: Card Collection. "Collectable card #80".

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