Appearances in other media
Blue and purple
Levitation Bomb dentation Immobilization field Electric generation
Klagen ( is an enemy in the クラゲン Kuragen ) ? . It is a mass-produced, jellyfish-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik created by Dr. Eggman.
Klagens are gray robots with purple and cyan coloration that appear to resemble jellyfish. It has a UFO-like disc for a head that has a single purple eye, and two arms that hang down with a disc at the end of each arm.
, the Klagen will approach the player upon getting in range. If it hovers over a character, it will capture said character by suspending them in mid-air with a tractor beam. Each Klagen can only capture one character at a time. When captured, that character cannot be switched to, which is signified by a white restricted sign over the character's icon. If the leader is captured, the player will automatically switch to a random, available teammate. Once the player destroys the Klagen, the captured teammate will be usable again. However, if all three characters are captured by separate Klagens, the player will lose a Sonic Heroes life.
, Klagens are common enemies that can be found in the underwater sections of Sonic Rush Water Palace, though they are not able to capture characters in this game. Instead, there are two variants of the enemies each with different abilities; one drop bombs on Sonic or Blaze and the other generates electric shields in intervals to defend themselves, harming the player if they touch it. In both cases, the Klagens can be destroyed with a Spin Jump/ Axel Jump and the electric shield Klagens can also be destroyed using the Super Boost/ Fire Boost even while the electric field is active without harming the player.
Two Klagens in the
Nintendo 3DS version of . Sonic Generations
Nintendo 3DS version of , the Klagens appear as enemies again. In this game, they are found in Sonic Generations Water Palace. In gameplay, they retain their attack patterns from .
In both Act 1 and Act 2 of the stage, they remain stationary on spots above underwater ground, holding their bomb. Once they spot the player, an exclamation mark displays above them. Then, they immediately leave their bomb to fall below them, causing a small explosion on the ground that is capable of damaging the player if they come with contact with it. After that, they instantly reload another bomb and so the mentioned pattern gets repeated.
In Act 1 of the Water Palace, they are rarely seen; being randomly scattered among the plentiful
Gold Klagens. While in the second Act, they are more in number and mostly appear in groups.
There is a gold variant that teleports the captured team member to a location farther ahead in the level after a set period of time in captivity. Tails' description of this robot is "If that Gold Robot captures one of us it will take them away, we have to destroy it before any of us get caught".
In other media
The Klagens, from
. Sonic the Hedgehog #269
comic series published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, several Klagens appeared in , while two more appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog #268 . They worked as bodyguards under the supervision of Sonic the Hedgehog #269 Scratch at Breeze Media.
The Normal Klagen has a time of about twenty to thirty seconds before it releases the captured team member.
Sometimes the Klagen's programming will glitch and it will keep the Team Member forever, until either the area is left or the robot is destroyed.
The name Klagen comes from the German word "klagen" which literally means "complain."
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Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic, Metal Sonic) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) William Corkery ( | Tails) Scott Drier ( | Knuckles) David Humphrey ( | Shadow) Lani Minella ( | Rouge, Omochao) Jon St. John ( | Omega, Big) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Sarah Wulfeck ( | Cream) Bill Corkery ( | Espio) Marc Biagi ( | Vector) Emily Corkery (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic, Metal Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryō Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Taiten Kusunoki ( | Omega) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Takashi Nagasako ( | Big) Yūki Masuda ( | Espio) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yōko Teppōzuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream) Bella Hudson (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman, Eggman Nega) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Nao Takamori (
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Chaos Spear | Drill Attack* | Fire Beam* | Heart Effect* | Ice Wave* | Meteor Smash* | Ninja Arts: Camouflage* | Propeller Flying* | Psychic Knife | Restraint Trap | Ring Spark Field | Sun Burst | V. Maximum Overdrive Attack | Warping arm attack | Whirlwind*
Color Powers Cyan Laser** | Orange Rocket* | Pink Spikes* | Red Burst**
Skills* Aqua Shield | Flame Shield | Thunder Shield | Twin Spin Attack | Invincible Start | Shield | Power Sneakers | Long Spin Dash | Treasure Scanner | Homing Attack | Hercules Muscles | Breath Holder | Boardmaster | Ring Time | Blast Off | Speed Up | Direct Jump | Power Stomp | Quick Slide | Acceleration | Smasher Bonus | Ring Energy Bonus | Boost Gauge Up | Serial Homing | Auto-Gauge | Gauge Rebooter | Trick Mastery | Endless Boost | Power Brake | Sure-Footed | Safety Net | Last Chance | 10-Second Rings | Athleticism | Time Break | Super Sonic | Sega Genesis Controller
Gimmicks and obstacles
Balloon | Barrel | Big Balloon | Bomb | Bonus Bell* | Bottomless pit | Bumper | Cannon | Cart | Cloud* | Conveyor Belt** | Crusher | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Dimensional Bomb | Explosion Trap | Fan | Flipper | Four-way Cannon* | Gear Platform | Gondola* | GUN Military Truck* | Hanging Bell* | Heart bomb* | Helicopter* | High-speed warp tube | Horizontal Bar | Iron ball | Jump Panel (plate) | Jump Panel (ramp) | Kao | Laser field | Meteorite | Movable box | Mushroom** | Pole Elevator | Prism** | Propeller | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rainbow Ring | Rocket | Route Signal* | Seed Propeller** | Seesaw | Slot machine | Spring | Spring Catapult | Spring Pole | Spike Trap | Spinning Top | Spinning Platform | Spotlight | Switch | Trap Spring | Wall Jump Block | Warp Point | Wide spring | Zip Line
Air Bubble | Boss Gate | Boss Gate Key* | Buoy | Capsule | Chaos Emerald | Container ( Case, Spike Block, Steel Container, Unbreakable Container, Wooden Container) | Crank | Energy Core | Goal Ring | Information Pod* | Item Box ( 1-Up, Aqua Shield*, Flame Shield*, Invincible, Power Sneakers*, Skateboard*, Super Ring, Thunder Shield) | Medal | Mega Mack* | Musical note* | Red Star Ring* | Ring | Snowboard | Sphere** | Star Post | Stomping Shoes** | Time Bonus | Wisp Capsule
English voice actors
Roger Craig Smith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman) Kate Higgins ( | Tails) Travis Willingham ( | Knuckles) Cindy Robinson ( | Amy) Kirk Thornton ( | Shadow) Quinton Flynn ( | Silver) Laura Bailey ( | Omochao, Blaze) Karen Strassman ( | Rouge) Michelle Ruff ( | Cream) Keith Silverstein ( | Vector) Troy Baker ( | Espio) Colleen O'Shaughnessey (
Japanese voice actors
Junichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails (Modern)) Takuto Yoshinaga ( | Tails (Classic)) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Koji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Daisuke Ono ( | Silver) Nao Takamori ( | Blaze) Sayaka Aoki ( | Cream) Kenta Miyake ( | Vector) Yuuki Masuda ( | Espio) Youko Teppozuka ( | Charmy) Etsuko Kozakura (
Back 2 Back | Escape from the City* | Vengeance is Mine** | You're My Hero
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