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{{Infobox character
 
{{Infobox character
 
|title = Fireworm
 
|title = Fireworm
|image = [[File:120px-Fireworm art sk manual.png]]
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|image = [[File:Fireworm art sk manual.png]]
|caption = Fireworm in ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]''.
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|caption = A Fireworm in ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]''.
 
|first = ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]''
 
|first = ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]''
 
|games =
 
|games =
 
*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles]]''
 
*''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles]]''
 
*''[[Sonic Rivals]]'' {{C|collectible card}}
 
*''[[Sonic Rivals]]'' {{C|collectible card}}
|species = Robot
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*''[[Sonic Mania]]''
|color scheme = Blue, yellow, silver
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*''[[Sonic Mania Plus]]''
|eye color = Black
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|species = Robot
|creator = [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Robotnik]]
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|color scheme = Blue, yellow, silver
|affiliation = [[Eggman Empire]]
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|eye color = Black
|alignment = Evil
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|creator = [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Robotnik]]
|skills = *Flight
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|affiliation =
*Fire projection
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*[[Eggman Empire]]
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**[[Badnik]]
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|alignment = Evil
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|skills =
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*Flight
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*Spike protrusion
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*Fire generation
 
}}
 
}}
{{Nihongo|'''Fireworm'''<ref>''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]'' ([[Sega Mega Drive]]) Japanese instruction manual pg. 32.</ref>|マンバー<ref>''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]'' ([[Sega Genesis]]) United States instruction manual pg. 20.</ref>|Manbā|lit. "Mamba"}} is an enemy that appears in ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]''. It is a mass-produced, worm-like [[Badnik]] model created by [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Robotnik]].
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{{Nihongo|'''Fireworm'''<ref>''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]'' ([[Sega Genesis]]) United States instruction manual pg. 20.</ref>|マンバー<ref>''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]'' ([[Sega Mega Drive]]) Japanese instruction manual pg. 32.</ref>|Manbā|lit. "Mamba"}} is an enemy in the [[Sonic the Hedgehog series|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' series]]. It is a mass-produced, worm-based [[Badnik]] model created by [[Doctor Eggman|Dr. Robotnik]].
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
[[File:Fireworm.png|left]]
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Despite their name, Fireworms resemble more [[Wikipedia:caterpillar|caterpillars]] than [[Wikipedia:Worm|worms]]. The have five body segments, each with a pair of spikes on the lower sides and a hatch that spits flames on top. Their head segment has a pair of black eyes and four spikes around where their mouth would be.
Despite the [[Badnik]]'s name, Fireworm resembles more [[Wikipedia:caterpillar|caterpillar]] than a [[Wikipedia:Worm|worm]]. It has five segments with pair of spikes placed on lower sides of each segment and hatches that split flames. The Badnik's head segment has pair of eyes and spikes placed both upper and lower side.
 
   
 
==Game appearances==
 
==Game appearances==
 
===''Sonic & Knuckles''===
 
===''Sonic & Knuckles''===
In ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]'' and lock-on expansion ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles]]'', Fireworm is encountered in tunnel sections of [[Lava Reef Zone]]. Usually found either in singular or in groups, Fireworm bursts out of the tunnel wall and start floating back and forth, as turning left, it descends lower and turning back right, makes it rise higher. While doing this, its four segments fire small flames, which along with lower placed spikes, can damage the player.
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[[File:Fireworm.png|left]]
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In ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]'' and its lock-on expansion ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles]]'', Fireworms are encountered in the tunnel sections of [[Lava Reef Zone]]. Usually found either by themselves or in groups, Fireworms will burst out of the walls and start floating back and forth, descending when turning left and ascending when turning right. While moving, their backs spew fire.
   
The player has to use a [[Spin Jump]] on its head segment to defeat the Badnik. However, Fireworm is one of Badnik models, that has the distinction to regenerate after being destroyed if the player wanders away and off-screen from its spawning point.
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Since the Fireworms' backflames and belly spikes will inflict damage on the player should they attack their bodies from above or below. the player must attack the Fireworms' head with a [[Spin Jump]] to defeat them. However, Fireworms are some of the few Badniks that will respawn after being destroyed if the player wanders far enough away for their spawning point to get off-screen.
   
 
===''Sonic Rivals''===
 
===''Sonic Rivals''===
In ''[[Sonic Rivals]]'', Fireworm appears as an collectible card.
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In ''[[Sonic Rivals]]'', the Fireworm appears as an collectible card.
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===''Sonic Mania''===
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[[File:Fireworm Mania.png|left]]
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In ''[[Sonic Mania]]'', and its expansion ''[[Sonic Mania Plus]]'', the Fireworms appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look exactly like they did in ''[[Sonic & Knuckles]]''. In these games, they appear in both Acts of [[Lava Reef Zone (Sonic Mania)|Lava Reef Zone]].
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[[File:LREEF1-12.png|thumb|200px|right|A Fireworm in ''[[Sonic Mania]]''.]]
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In gameplay, the Fireworms behave just like in their debut appearance: they float back and fourth while their backs spew fire and can only be damaged on their heads. Also, upon destroying a Fireworm, it will release an [[Animals|Animal]].
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Caterkiller Jr.]]
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*[[Catakiller, Jr.]]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Sonic 3 & Knuckles info}}
 
{{Sonic 3 & Knuckles info}}
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{{Mania info}}
 
[[Category:Badniks]]
 
[[Category:Badniks]]
 
[[Category:Sonic & Knuckles enemies]]
 
[[Category:Sonic & Knuckles enemies]]
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[[Category:Sonic Mania enemies]]

Latest revision as of 19:02, July 7, 2019

Fireworm[1] (マンバー[2] Manbā?, lit. "Mamba") is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, worm-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.

AppearanceEdit

Despite their name, Fireworms resemble more caterpillars than worms. The have five body segments, each with a pair of spikes on the lower sides and a hatch that spits flames on top. Their head segment has a pair of black eyes and four spikes around where their mouth would be.

Game appearancesEdit

Sonic & KnucklesEdit

Fireworm

In Sonic & Knuckles and its lock-on expansion Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, Fireworms are encountered in the tunnel sections of Lava Reef Zone. Usually found either by themselves or in groups, Fireworms will burst out of the walls and start floating back and forth, descending when turning left and ascending when turning right. While moving, their backs spew fire.

Since the Fireworms' backflames and belly spikes will inflict damage on the player should they attack their bodies from above or below. the player must attack the Fireworms' head with a Spin Jump to defeat them. However, Fireworms are some of the few Badniks that will respawn after being destroyed if the player wanders far enough away for their spawning point to get off-screen.

Sonic RivalsEdit

In Sonic Rivals, the Fireworm appears as an collectible card.

Sonic ManiaEdit

Fireworm Mania

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, the Fireworms appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look exactly like they did in Sonic & Knuckles. In these games, they appear in both Acts of Lava Reef Zone.

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A Fireworm in Sonic Mania.

In gameplay, the Fireworms behave just like in their debut appearance: they float back and fourth while their backs spew fire and can only be damaged on their heads. Also, upon destroying a Fireworm, it will release an Animal.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Genesis) United States instruction manual pg. 20.
  2. Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction manual pg. 32.

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