King Gong is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was a giant gorilla-based robot and Dr. Robotnik's first robotic creation.
King Gong was a gold-colored ape of massive proportions with a clock embedded in its chest.
Created as Dr. Robotnik's first attempt at artificial intelligence, King Gong was brought to life by a bolt of lightning with the intention of finishing Robotnik's chores. The ape-minded King Gong had other ideas, breaking out of Robotnik's lab and rampaging across Mobius, resulting in the creation of numerous landmarks in its wake, such as Big Foot Hills, Giant Gorge, Growlsbad Caverns, the Great Ape Lakes, Simian Falls, Putrified Forest, and Bonehedge.
Robotnik eventually gave up on finding his creation. Years later, Robotnik found evidence King Gong was on Skoal Island, where he was re-united with his creation. Brought back to Robotropolis, it was sent to attack Sonic the Hedgehog and the Freedom Fighters, but ended up becoming attracted to Sally Acorn. Capturing her, Gong took her to the top of the Tras-Mobian Trade Center in Robotropolis in an attempt to woo her, but was then sent plummeting to its demise as the Freedom Fighters used their Winged Victory to spray the tower with banana oil.
- King Gong is an obvious parody of King Kong.