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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
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Emerl is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He was a powerful Gizoid, who befriended Sonic the Hedgehog, but was destroyed during Dr. Eggman's schemes to control him.


Discovery and destruction

Emerl was discovered and modified by Gerald Robotnik, and later found again by his grandson Dr. Eggman. Eggman created his Phi robots based on Emerl, but later found a way to bend Emerl to his will. Before this, Emerl befriended Sonic and several of his allies, even becoming involved in a clash between Sonic and his friendly rival Knuckles.[1] Emerl later went out of control and threatened to destroy Sonic's World, but was halted by Sonic, regaining his senses shortly before meeting his demise.[2]


Emerl's data was later recovered by Eggman and used to build another robot named Gemerl, who took up residence in Mobotropolis.[3][4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Emerl's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #271, "Champions Finale: The One Left Standing"
  2. Sonic Battle
  3. Sonic Advance 3
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #257, "Damage Control"

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