The Flicky is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are a kind of colorful Mobini bird race that inhabits various regions across Sonic's World. The Flickies are constantly captured by Dr. Eggman, who uses them as batteries for his various Badniks.
Flickies are small and round-shaped birds with three-toed feet. They have round-shaped heads with two large eyes, soft beaks and hair tufts on their heads. Their wings are medium-sized compared to their bodies, which are usually smaller than their heads, and their tails consist of delicate feathers. Some Flickies also display markings like colored cheeks, differently colored bellies, and dark patches across the eyes.
Flickies generally come in four breeds which have their own distinct shapes, colorations and hairstyles. However, these are not uniform looks for all Flickies as certain individuals can have their own unique plumages, eye colors and hair styles. These four breeds include:
- Light blue ones with pale yellow bellies. They also have a tassel in their hair above the forehead.
- Green, bulky ones with a big bun in the middle of their heads and pale yellow bellies.
- Pink ones with a pony tail on both sides of their heads.
- Red ones with mullets and hair spikes on their foreheads.
Like actual birds, the Flickies can only speak in a language consisting of squawks. Although recognized as non-sentient, the Flickies show striking insight at times. Peaceful and friendly, Flicky birds do not fear strangers.
Powers and abilities
Being non-anthropomorphic birds, the Flickies are able to fly using their wings.
Hunted and freed
Following Dr. Eggman's uprising, the Flickies have perpetually been kidnapped by the Eggman Empire to be used as power sources for the Badnik Horde employed by Eggman and his various Egg Army factions. Over the course of time, the Freedom Fighters and other parties have freed countless Flickies from their robot shells during their battles with Badniks.
Shattered World Crisis
- Note: From the reader's point of view, this picks up from where the Flickies' original timeline ended.
When the Shattered World Crisis began, the Flickies were amongst many of the animals affected by the crumbling landmasses caused by the planetary break-up. Bunnie D'Coolette herself flew into a group of Flickies meant for a wedding that was interrupted by the disastrous flooding at Harbor Heights, which was caused by the global crisis.