Bald eagle anatomy Diminutive size
Locky ( ルッキー Rukkī ) ? is a creature that appears in the  . It is a race of Sonic the Hedgehog series bald eagle Animals native to West Side Island, and are close friends of Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies. The Lockies are known for having been targeted by Dr. Robotnik who seeks to use them as energy sources for his Badnik army and imprison them in Capsules for later use.
The general Locky resembles a miniature
bald eagle, except with a much larger head. They have black plummages with white heads, two large black eyes, a slightly small but sharp orange beak each, large wings for an Animal, and two orange three-toed feet with claws.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Lockies first appeared in the 16-bit version of
. In this game, the Lockies and other Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Animals from West Side Island were captured by Dr. Robotnik and used to power his Badnik workers which Robotnik needed to finish the Death Egg. The Lockies can be found  Chemical Plant Zone, Hill Top Zone, Metropolis Zone and Wing Fortress Zone where they pop out of destroyed Badniks or opened Capsules (excluding the Wing Fortress Zone which has no Capsules). If the player completes the game as Sonic and has collected all the Chaos Emeralds, a Locky herd will appear flying behind the Tornado during the ending cinematic.
Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
, the Lockies appear in all the main playable levels (namely Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball Toxic Caves, Lava Powerhouse, The Machine and Showdown) where they pop out of destroyed Badniks. Exclusive to The Machine, the player can also free them from the Veg-O-Machine.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Lockies reprise their roles from the Sonic Mania Plus Sonic games on the Sega Genesis by being organic power sources for Dr. Eggman's Badniks again.
In gameplay, the Lockies pop out of destroyed Badniks or the opened
Capsule at the end of the second Act of the Zones they appear in. In 1.03 of Sonic Mania and the versions prior to it, the Lockies can only be found in Mirage Saloon Zone. In 1.05.0713 of Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus on the other hand, the Lockies appear in Chemical Plant Zone and Mirage Saloon Zone.
When the player destroys the
Metal Sonic Projector at the end of Stardust Speedway Zone Act 2, a few Lockies will also occasionally appear until they are chased off by Metal Sonic.
In other media
A Locky in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Lockies are a Mobini bird race native to Sonic's World.
Although it could be a coincidence,
Akinori Nishiyama, one of Sega's employees in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 staff has been credited as "Locky P" on Special Thanks. In , the LEGO Dimensions Tornado can be upgraded to have multiple Lockies swarm around it and protect it from damage.
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