- For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Grounder (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Template:Character Grounder is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He was a member of the Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad, and currently a servant to business mogul Breezie.
Grounder is based on the badnik with the same name. Grounder is colored green with two gray drills, one on each hand. He has yellow lines around his neck and upper torso, and has a gray antennae behind his head.
Grounder's current design is mostly the same, albeit with some modifications; he no longer has cartoon-stylized eyes, but rather eyes that resemble screw tops (similar to the badnik it's based from). He now wears a black and white tuxedo with a giant red bow tie.
A long while before the Shattered World Crisis, Grounder and Scratch were assigned to "pretend" holding Breezie hostage. However, after Sonic the Hedgehog made mincemeat out of Coconuts and the Egg Antlion at the Underground Zone, Grounder, Scratch, and Breezie got in position with Sonic heading their way. Sonic quickly disposed of Grounder and Scratch, all while saving Breezie.
Sometime later, the Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad was abandoned by Dr. Eggman, leaving Grounder, Scratch, and Coconuts out in the cold. However, Breezie gave home to the three by making them her assistants at the Casino Park Zone.
Shattered World Crisis
During the Shattered World Crisis, Breezie established a tournament to give light to the broken world conflict, with the green Chaos Emerald as prize. However, an unknown source hacked into the registration roster, replacing someone else with someone new. Scratch believed it was necessary to contact Breezie and let her see who it was, while Grounder attempted to revert the hack. Breezie, upon seeing the roster, was surprised and gleeful at the newcomer, telling Grounder and Scratch to keep "him" on the roster.
- Grounder's design in the Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline is a combination between his original design and the badnik it was based from, Grounder.