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The Kabasira[1][note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, mosquito-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.

Appearance

Kabasiras are small, rather creepy-looking mosquito-based Badniks. They have a round, grey body with small wings, black eyes and red nose. While flying, they create a trail consisting of a few after-images which follow their movement.

Overview

In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Kabasiras appear as enemies that are encountered in Stardust Speedway.

Sonic dodging Kabasira's ghost image, from Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

In gameplay, Kabasiras normally fly up and down in one place. When the player approaches however, they will fire an afterimage in the playable character's direction. While their after-image can damage the player, it can be intercepted in mid-air with the Spin Jump without causing the player damage.

In the Bad Future or sometimes in the Present timeline of the Rounds, Kabasiras are one of the few Badniks who do not show decay, thus remaining pristine in appearance. However, these Kabasiras are slower and do not fire their afterimages. These Badniks can easily be defeated with a simple Spin Jump. Also, like every Badnik in the game, they are powered by Little Planet flower seeds which will pop out of them after they are defeated.

Powers and abilities

Kabasiras are capable of flight and can produce physical duplicates of themselves which they can use as projectiles.

Trivia

  • Kabasira (蚊柱?) is the Japanese word for "mosquito column" or "swarm".

Notes

  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, in-game source code from the Sonic Gems Collection version of Sonic the Hedgehog CD refers to this Badnik as "kabasira".

References

  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic CD". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 33. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Kabasira - A mosquito that trails smoke as it flies."

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