The Hard Boiled Heavies is a group that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is an army of elite Badniks created by Dr. Eggman in another dimension set in the recent past. They serve as Eggman's lieutenants, commanding his lesser Badnik soldiers.
Needing a chief commander to lead his Badniks on the battlefield, Dr. Eggman rebuilt Heavy King. However, Eggman's programming of Heavy King would compel the latter to rebel against Eggman. After his attack on Eggman was foiled by Metal Sonic, Heavy King instead took control of Eggman's robots with an override program and threw Eggman out his base in Winter Caverns Zone. Heavy King then planned to gather the seven Chaos Emeralds needed to conquer the world and restore the other Hard Boiled Heavies as his generals.
Seasons of Chaos
While keeping tabs on his minions from his base, Heavy King eventually got all seven Chaos Emeralds. When Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman, and their allies later came to his base in Winter Caverns Zone, Heavy King tried to kill them with the power of the Chaos Emeralds. Despite this, Heavy King was ultimately defeated. Afterward, Eggman accepted a conceding Heavy King back into his service, although not without the promise of uploading a software patch that would keep him from rebelling again.
Dr. Eggman's Birthday
In an attempt to give Dr. Eggman a gift he would appreciate on his birthday, the Hard Boiled Heavies (consisting of Heavy King, Heavy Shinobi, Heavy Magician, and Heavy Rider) took Eggman's Badniks out to destroy Sonic the Hedgehog. Before the Hard Boiled Heavies could commence their attack, however, Eggman swooped in and made them return to his base. There, the guilty Hard Boiled Heavies were scolded by Eggman, although they got him to soften up a little after voicing their good-hearted intentions for the attack. Afterward, they presented Eggman with his birthday cake.
- The Hard Boiled Heavies are based on the group with the same name from the Sonic the Hedgehog video games.
- Currently, the only member of the team that has not made an appearance is Heavy Gunner.