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Extreme Gears[1] are objects that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a term used to describe various airborne vehicles designed for speed and versatility. They are popular with various factions.


Extreme Gears come in a variety of sizes and shapes, although most of them generally resemble airboards. Being hovercrafts, they can fly through midair (either just above the ground or through the sky) at incredible speeds.[1][2]


Battle For Angel Island

Sonic and Knuckles using Extreme Gears, from Sonic the Hedgehog #9.

When their battleship was about to crash on their way to Angel Island, Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna used their personal Extreme Gears to abandon the ship and fly the rest of the way to Angel Island.[1]

Bonds of Friendship

Having targeted the Mineral Museum in Spiral Hill Village, which held valuable minerals, the Babylon Rogues used their Extreme Gear to plunder the Mineral Museum and escape back to their blimp with the spoils.[2]

Tangle & Whisper

After blowing up an Eggman base, Mimic used his Omnipotence to return to the site of the explosion in hopes of finding the bodies of Tangle and Whisper.[3]

All or Nothing

The Babylon Rogues later used their Extreme Gear while battling Master Zik. However, the Zeti managed to knock them off their Extreme Gear using his electromagnetic abilities. He then stole the Type-J while Wave and Storm crashed on their Extreme Gears. Ultimately though, Jet managed to knock Zik down on to the ground and retrieve the Type-J.[4] While battling the Zombots however, Wave was stripped of her Type-W, and Storm damaged his Type-S while fending off Zombots with it. After defeating Master Zik, Jet hooked his green Chaos Emerald to his Type-J and tossed it through the portal to Angel Island. There, it arrived safely and the Emerald on it was retrieved by the heroes.[5]

Test Run!

Seeking to follow Sonic, Tails and Amy to the new Eggman tower at the coast, Tangle and Belle found an unused Big Bang Extreme Gear in the Restoration's HQ. After Belle had hotwired it, she and Tangle then used it to leave the HQ.[6] Eventually arriving at the Eggman tower Sonic, Tails and Amy were at, Tangle crashed the Big Bang upon landing it in front of the tower's entrance.[7]

Trial by Fire

Eventually, the Blue Star and Yellow Tail ended up in the backyard of Tails' Lab in Central City.[8]

List of Extreme Gears

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019, "Bonds of Friendship"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #3, "Betrayal"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #37, "Test Run, Part 1"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #38, "Test Run, Part 2"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #45, "Trial by Fire, Part 1"

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