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The Lightning Wispon is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a Wispon that is both themed after and utilizes the power of the Ivory Wisp.



Modeled after the Ivory Wisp, the Lightning Wispon is an ivory and gold-colored Wispon shaped as a lightning bolt. It has a black barrel that attaches the lightning bolt-shaped piece to a white handle that allows the wielder to hold it in a comfortable grip. It also has a hole on the bottom of the lightning bolt-shaped piece that resembles the eye of the Ivory Wisp.

Features and abilities

The Lightning Wispon's signature function is its ability to hold Ivory Wisps inside it and harness their energies to power itself. Without an Ivory Wisp inside it, the Lightning Wispon is useless. When active, this Wispon can generate a whip of electricity.[1]

Being built to clear out crowds of robots, the Lightning Wispons possess a widespread attack range.[2]



The Lightning Wispons were built to clear out crowds of robots using the Ivory Wisps' power.[2]

The War

Shortly before the end of the war between the Resistance and the Eggman Empire, Barricade Town, a town that distributed Lightning Wispons, got taken over by the mercenaries Rough and Tumble, who took all the town's Wispons and Wisps for themselves.[1]


Tumble with Lightning Wispon

Tumble wielding a Lightning Wispon, from Sonic the Hedgehog #3.

When Sonic and Knuckles entered Barricade Town, the duo eventually clashed with Rough and Tumble. During their battle, Tumble attempted to use a Lightning Wispon against the heroes. However, his Lightning Wispon was left without power when Sonic convinced the Wisps in the villains' Wispons to betray Rough and Tumble by leaving their Wispons. After the two villains were defeated, the town's Lightning Wispons were returned to their owners.[1]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #3, "Fallout, Part 3"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"

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