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The Jawz[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, shark-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Jawz from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.


Resembling shark-themed torpedos, Jawzes have a blue metallic body with a silver underbelly. Their headd also have a pair of bolts on each side resembling eyes and a mouth with sharp teeth. They also have a dorsal fin, an anal fin, and a single turbine engine with a four-winged propeller on their rears.


In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Jawzes are enemies found in both Acts of Hydrocity Zone, usually in groups. In gameplay, they are either flying or swimming in a straight line without turning around, but make no effort to attack the player. If they hit the playable character, they will self-destruct without releasing the Animals inside of them. While still dangerous due to them appearing suddenly, Jawzes can easily be destroyed with a Spin Attack-related move. Doing so will release the Animals inside of them and award the player with 100 points.

Powers and abilities

Jawzes can both fly and swim using a turbine engine. They also have a self-destruct function that activates after someone touches them.

See also


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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