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For the Archie Comics character, see Egg Flapper or Egg Flapper (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The Flapper (フラッパー Furappā?) is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, Egg Pawn-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman. Possessing no offensive capabilities, the Flappers are akin to surveillance drones. However, their design serves as the template for Badniks that are more equipped for battle.

Appearance

The Flappers look very similar to the Egg Pawn, possessing the round torso, black undercarriage, and dome-shaped head that the Egg Pawns have. However, the Flappers have airplane-like wings instead of arms, and two turbines on their backs that serve as jetpacks instead of legs. Additionally, while they have the Egg Pawns' pointy nose and panel-based mouth, they have flight visors instead of eyes.

The Flappers come in a variety of colors, although they are most typically orange-red with yellow noses.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

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A Flapper in Sonic Heroes.

In Sonic Heroes, Flappers come in a variety of models, each with a different ability or weapon. The easiest way to destroy them is by using Thunder Shoot to knock them out of the sky, leaving them open to any attack. If Thunder Shoot is leveled up to Level 2, then it may be enough to destroy a Flapper in one shot. There are many different kinds of Flappers that are equipped with different weapons and come in a variety of colors.

Sonic Rush

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Flappers also appear in Sonic Rush, which introduces 2 new types of Flapper. The Egg Diver that moves underwater and the Battle Flapper. They are enemies in Water Palace, Night Carnival and Altitude Limit. Cannon Flappers and Laser Flappers also return.

Sonic and the Black Knight

In Sonic and the Black Knight, Flappers appeared in the Legacy versions of each locations level. They can only be destroyed by the Homing Dash or the glide.

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Flappers appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games in both the Wii and DS versions. The Bomb Flapper was featured in a DS mini-game for Adventure Mode.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, they appear in the Dream Fencing event (which takes place in Ocean Palace) as randomly occurring obstacles.

Sonic Colors

In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, the Flapper appears as an enemy. In this game, they look like the red Flappers that appeared in Sonic Rush. The player can only encounter them in Starlight Carnival. In gameplay, Flappers have no form of attack. Instead, like in Sonic Rush, they just hover back and forth around a certain spot.

Sonic Generations

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A giant Egg Diver in Sonic Generations.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, the Flappers return in Water Palace. In this version, they have the design they had in Sonic Rush; being more robust in design with more cylindrical-shaped jet engines on their back.

There are three types of Flappers in this game, all unarmed. The first type is the orange one which appears in the non-watery sections. This type does not move around the area it is patrolling, making it just an obstacle for the player to take care of since they can sometimes encounter them in tight sections. The second type is the Egg Diver, which is only encountered in underwater sections.

Variants

Bomb Flapper

Main article: Bomb Flapper
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Bomb Flapper

The Bomb Flapper is a magenta variation of the Flapper. This variation flies about, periodically dropping bombs. They first appeared in Sonic Heroes.

Cannon Flapper

Main article: Cannon Flapper
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Cannon Flapper

The Cannon Flapper is a green variation of the Flapper. This variation comes equipped with a cannon on their undercarriage. They first appeared in Sonic Heroes.

Egg Diver

Main article: Egg Diver
SeaPawn

The Egg Diver is a green variation of the Flapper. This variation is equipped for underwater operations. They first appeared in Sonic Rush.

Gun Flapper

Main article: Gun Flapper
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Gun Flapper

The Gun Flapper is a blue variation of the Flapper. This variation comes equipped with a machine gun on their undercarriage. Their only appearance is in Sonic Heroes.

Laser Flapper

Main article: Laser Flapper
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Laser Flapper

The Laser Flapper is a neon green variation of the Flapper. This variation comes equipped with a laser cannon on their undercarriage that can fire lasers into the ground. They first appeared in Sonic Heroes.

Needle Flapper

Main article: Needle Flapper
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Needle Flapper

The Needle Flapper is a dark violet variation of the Flapper. This variation has spikes that pop out at regular intervals, making them harder to attack. They can still be damaged by Thunder Shoot while their spikes are deployed, at the expense of the teammate being used in the attack. Their only appearance is in Sonic Heroes.

Search Flapper

Main article: Search Flapper
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Search Flapper

The Search Flapper is a yellow variation of the Flapper. This variation has no weapons, but instead has a searchlight. If the player is caught in the light, the Flapper will summon several Egg Pawns to fight the player off. Their only appearance is in Sonic Heroes.

Solid Flapper

Main article: Solid Flapper
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Solid Flapper

The Solid Flapper is a sliver-armored variation of the Flapper. This variation can only be destroyed by Power Formation attacks (although they can be destroyed by the Fly character if Thunder Shoot is used enough). They can be equipped with any weapon of their colored counterparts, or with no weapon at all. Their only appearance is in Sonic Heroes.

In other media

Archie Comics

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Flappers (named Egg Flappers in this media) were created by Dr. Eggman to replace his decommissioned SWATbots. When the fourth Enerjak surfaced, however, the Egg Flappers were destroyed while attempting to subdue the chaos demigod.

After the events of Worlds Collide, the Egg Flappers became nearly identical to their game counterparts. In addition, Breeze Media has bought several outdated Egg Flappers to serve as her staff.

IDW Publishing

Main article: Flapper (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Flappers are Badniks created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts' up until after Sonic Forces.

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