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Jimmy  ( is a character that appears in the ジミー  Jimī ) ? . A Sonic the Hedgehog series Moto Bug, Jimmy is the trusty steed of the Heavy Rider, one of the Hard Boiled Heavies.
Concept and creation
Jimmy's name pays homage to the now-deceased
, a member of the Polygon Jim Sonic hacking community who was known for making a ROM hack of the first game titled Sonic the Hedgehog Motobug the Badnik in Sonic the Hedgehog where a Moto Bug is the playable character instead of Sonic. It was able to jump by extending its wheel, an ability which would be used by Jimmy during the Heavy Rider boss fight in and Sonic Mania . Sonic Mania Plus
Jimmy is a regular-looking Moto Bug from
Dr. Eggman's first generation of Badniks. However, Jimmy possesses two distinguishing features: its large size for a Moto Bug and red rings around its pupils.
Phantom Egg boss fight, Jimmy was modified to resemble a bulky motorbike with long tail pipes and thick wheels.
The Heavy Rider driving Jimmy while at Green Hill Zone with the other Hard Boiled Heavies.
, sometime after coming to Sonic Mania Green Hill Zone, the Heavy Rider acquired Jimmy as her steed. The Heavy Rider would subsequently ride Jimmy everywhere. After the Heavy Rider got defeated by Sonic and Tails in the Lava Reef Zone though, Jimmy fled the scene.
Eventually, while Sonic and co. fought the
Phantom Egg, the Phantom Rider and Jimmy, now modified into a bulky motorcycle, were given the opportunity to fight the heroes when they got sent to their arena. However, they failed to defeat the trio.
Sonic Mania Plus
, it was revealed that Jimmy got destroyed after his battle in the Sonic Mania Plus Titanic Monarch Zone, his remains ending up on Angel Island along with the broken-down Phantom Heavies. However, Jimmy got revived after the Phantom King got his hands on the Phantom Ruby and used it to revive himself, Jimmy, and the broken-down Hard Boiled Heavies. Not long after, Jimmy and the Heavy Rider got reunited in the Green Hill Zone. Afterward, the Heavy Rider would ride Jimmy everywhere as before. However, Jimmy ran away after Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Mighty and Ray defeated him and the Heavy Rider in Lava Reef Zone.
Eventually, while Sonic and co. fought the
Phantom Egg, the Phantom Rider and Jimmy, now modified into a bulky motorcycle again, were given the opportunity to fight the heroes when they got sent to their arena. Like before, however, they failed to defeat the heroes.
Jimmy is shown to be rather wild and restless for a
Moto Bug. Its eyes may also indicate a looney and chaotic nature.
Powers and abilities
Jimmy has proven itself to be faster than the average
Moto Bug from his time. He also possesses a telescopic wheel which he can use to make surprisingly high jumps.
The Heavy Rider and Jimmy (closest to
, silhouette) along with the silhouetted Hard Boiled Heavies.
The Heavy Rider and Jimmy (closest to Heavy Gunner, silhouette) along with the silhouetted Hard Boiled Heavies.
Sonic Mania manual featuring Eggman, the Heavy Rider and Jimmy, and the other Hard Boiled Heavies. Add a photo to this gallery
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