The Flicky is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a race of bird animals that live on Sonic's world. The Flickies are constantly captured by the Eggman Empire, who uses them as batteries for their various Badniks.
The typical Flicky is a small and rotund bird with a sky blue plumage and orange three-toed feet. They have round-shaped heads with two large black eyes, soft orange beaks and two upward-looking tuffs above their foreheads. Their wings are medium-sized compared to their bodies which are smaller than their heads and their tails consist of three tail feathers. In terms of markings they have pink cheeks, a dark blue patch across their eyes, and white bellies.
Other types of Flickies can come in different shapes and sizes; blue Flickies looks similar to the standard ones, but with darker colors; green Flickies are bulky with a big bun on the middle of their heads; pink and purple Flickies have pony tails on both sides of their heads, a strand of hair on their foreheads and heart-shaped orange bellies; and red Flickies have bangs and three spikes of hair on their heads.
Peaceful and non-hostile, Flickies are not known to fight. As such, they are constantly captured by the Eggman Empire. They also do not fear strangers, as a Flicky would casually approach Sonic and sit on his shoe while he talked to it.
Powers and abilities
Being non-anthropomorphic birds, the Flickies are able to fly using their wings.
Imprisonment and freedom
The Fate of Dr. Eggman
After the Eggman War, some Flicky-powered Hoverbys and Antons would attack Sonic the Hedgehog and Espio the Chameleon in a mountainous region. However, the two heroes were able to defeat these Badniks, freeing the Flickies inside of them.
While Sonic took a breather from his latest adventure, a Flicky would come and sit on his shoe, prompting Sonic to talk to it about what had happened lately. However, the Flicky got scared off when Tails arrived with some alarming news.
A Flicky later slept inside a tree in Windmill Village that had gotten infected with the Metal Virus. While it slept, it got turned into a Zombot as a result of touching the infected wood. After awakening, this Flicky flew towards a city.
At some point, a flock of Zombot Flickies were flying in the sky with a Zombot Charmy Bee. They found and bombarded a Rescue Shuttle. When the flock soon found opposition in Vector the Crocodile, several of the Flickies grouped around Charmy and attacked the crocodile. Espio stepped in the battle and managed to stun the Flickies with smoke bombs. Vector used this to his advantage and used another smoke ball in order to distract the Flickies long enough for him to capture Charmy.
The Last Minute
A Flicky could be seen among the refugees in Restoration HQ. Another could be seen in the commotion of the refugees once a Metal Virus outbreak occurred there. Elsewhere, a flock of Zombot Flickies in Central City flew over Tails' lab as he tried to receive a sample of the Metal Virus. Another uninfected Flicky could be seen following the Central City survivors into the Restoration's Rescue Shutle.
Out of the Blue
- The Flickies are based on the species of the same name that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
- Sonic the Hedgehog #21, "The Last Minute, Part 1"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #13, "Calling Card"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman, Part 1"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #16, "Infection"
- Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020, "Flock Together"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #22, "The Last Minute, Part 2"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured, Part 1"