The Egg Pawn is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was a Badnik variant created by Dr. Eggman to replace the decommissioned SWATbot models. Created in 3236 during Sonic the Hedgehog's time in outer space, the Egg Pawns were employed in numerous operations. When New Megaopolis was destroyed by Enerjak, the Egg Pawns were all but destroyed, with the Dark Egg Legion replacing them as the Eggman Empire's main ground troops.
Angel Island takeover
When the Eggman Empire began its invasion of Angel Island, the Egg Pawns participated in the attack. An army of Egg Pawns was dispatched to dispose of the Brotherhood of Guardians and captured the Master Emerald. The Brotherhood of Guardians prevailed however, destroying the attacking Egg Pawns. Although they failed to obtain the Master Emerald, the Brotherhood soon went missing and the Egg Pawns continued to act as Eggman's enforcers on Angel Island along with a legion of updated SWATbots and the Dingo Regime.
Stationed at Golden Hive Colony
After Sonic's return from space, Charmy Bee and his fiancée Saffron Bee made their way to Knothole to inform the Kingdom of Acorn that their home, the Golden Hive Colony, had been destroyed by the Eggman Empire, its citizens rounded up and sent to the Egg Grape Chambers. However, Eggman then had the Egg Pawns rebuild the colony into a heavy industrialized and polluting factory. Some time later, Espio infiltrated the factory to discover what had become of the colony's former bee inhabitants. No records could be found however, and Espio, with help from Nicole, sabotaged the main computer and caused Golden Hive Colony along with its contingent of Egg Pawns to be destroyed.
Destruction of Knothole
When the production of the Egg Fleet was complete, the Egg Pawns acted as the crew of the aerial vessels. Shortly after their attack on Knothole, the Egg Fleet was attacked by Snively's step-sister Hope Kintobor in her personal air plane. At that point, an Egg Pawn had the Egg Fleet target and lock on to her ship, and asked for permission to open fire. Snively hesitated to give the order, and Hope survived the encounter.
During his brief time as Enerjak, Knuckles was captured by the Egg Fleet, but managed to escape the custom Egg Grape Chamber. Upon emerging, he destroyed the entire city of New Megaopolis and all of its Egg Pawns.
- Note: From this point, the Egg Pawns' history continues from their new lives in the altered timeline.
Due to the lack of Overlander family or companions, Eggman decided to program his robots with personalities, including emotions such as fear and joy. Espio was surprised to find that an Egg Pawn willingly told him where the main computer of Golden Hive Colony was located out of fear for its "life".
The Egg Flapper was the aerial variant of the Egg Pawn. They are about the same size as the Egg Pawns, but have wings instead of limbs.
The Egg Hammer was a heavy melee variant of the Egg Pawn, so called because it wielded a gigantic hammer as a weapon. Egg Hammers were also considerably larger than typical Egg Pawns, and were mostly covered in gray armor.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, "The Badnik Horde"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #139, "Return to Angel Island Part 2: Avatar"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #138, "Return to Angel Island Part 1: The Message"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #169, "...For a Friend"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #175, "Eggman Empire"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #177, "Home, New Home"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #182, "Fallen Angel"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #183, "Desperate Times"