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Quotation1 Arms is always too wrapped up in himself to do anything useful. I'm a bright spark, though, and I reckon I know how to beat you. Quotation2
— Frankly, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

Frankly is a character that appears in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. He is a Badnik mercenary[1] created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik. He is also a competitor in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.


Frankly is a tall, violet-gray humanoid robot with thick arms and legs, and a burly torso. He also has a bucket-like head with two antennas sticking out from the sides.


TV series

SSSSSS Franly Dynamight and Skweel

Frankly and his cohorts being led to their demise.

Created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik at some point in the past, Frankly would answer his creator's call to come to the Bounty Hunters Convention, a meeting ground for Robotnik's most evil and rotten Badniks. At the convention, Frankly was ordered to capture Sonic the Hedgehog by Dr. Robotnik, who offered a billion Mobium reward for the hedgehog's capture. At that point however, Sonic revealed his presence at the Convention before running away, prompting Frankly and the others Badniks to pursue him. Eventually, Frankly went with Dynamight and Skweel to look for Sonic in a forest. There, Sonic (disguised as a ringmaster) got Frankly and his cohorts to enter a circus tent that concealed a cliff, leaving Frankly to walk off the cliff and plummet into the ground below.[1]


Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

In Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Frankly was one of the Badniks Dr. Ivo Robotnik sent out to round up the bean folk. Carrying out his assignment, Frankly would group the beans together in dark dungeons so they could be sent to the Mean Bean-Steaming Machine.[2] However, Frankly was soon confronted by Has Bean, who managed to defeat Frankly and liberate the beans he had captured.


Mean and malicious, Frankly is one of Dr. Robotnik's vilest robots, having been described as part of the "worst assortment of lowlife mercenaries" the doctor has ever made. However, he is not very bright and is easily deceived.[1]


  • In Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Frankly plays like Suketoudara, a character from Puyo Puyo (the game on which Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine was based).
  • In Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Frankly has a special effect: when his beans hit the floor, it rumbles (this rumbling effect is also used by Dragon Breath). This shake originally belonged to Zoh Daimaoh, another character from Puyo Puyo.





  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shelly, Bruce; Shelly, Reed (6 October 1993). "Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad". Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Season 1. Episode 1.
  2. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Sega Genesis) United States instruction manual pg. 1.
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