The Lizard overseer was assigned to lead thirty-five Emerald Hill Folk to be turned into Badniks. However, Sonic the Hedgehog and the Freedom Fighters arrived to save them. The overseer faced Sonic himself, only to be tied up with his own whip twice. Sonic was able to lead the captives to safety by means of a Star Post, then escaped himself, leaving the lizard overseer in the unfortunate position of having to report the escape to Doctor Robotnik. His final fate is unknown.
The Lizard overseer is quite brutal and sadistic, beating his captives with a long whip, and seemed to relish in the prospect of punishing any who tried to escape.