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Metal Sonic is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. He is a robot that was created by Dr. Eggman based on Sonic the Hedgehog and Metal Sonic's counterpart from another dimension set in the recent past.


Metal Sonic was created in the image of Sonic the Hedgehog and is thus mostly built of blue metal. He has a yellow circular depression in his chest with a black center, mirroring the peach skin on Sonic's chest. His head has metal fins resembling Sonic's quills and a pair of triangular "ears." Metal Sonic has a muzzle, shoulder plates, upper arms, legs, and fingers made out of silvery metal. His palms are black, while the backs of his hands are square yellow plates. His forearms and lower legs are blue metal like his head and torso, and he has red feet with white stripes designed to resemble Sonic's shoes. He also has optic sensors with black sclera and red irises.



During one night, Metal Sonic saved Dr. Eggman in his sleep by keeping a rebellious Heavy King from attacking Eggman. However, Metal Sonic and his fellow Eggman robots later fell under Heavy King's command when he used an override signal to take control of them. As such, Metal Sonic helped throw Eggman out of his base in Winter Caverns Zone. Afterward, he was assigned by Heavy King to help find the seven Chaos Emeralds which the latter needed to conquer the world.[1]

Seasons of Chaos

Metal Sonic in Spring Valley Zone, from Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special.

Tracking a Chaos Emerald to Spring Valley Zone, Metal Sonic swiped it in front of Sonic, Tails and Amy. Then, in an uncharacteristic move, Metal Sonic ignored Sonic's invitation to a showdown and took off. He immediately after escaped the pursuing trio by repelling Sonic when he tried to catch up to him. After delivering the Chaos Emerald to Heavy King, Metal Sonic headed out once more and found another Chaos Emerald. Afterward, he hurried to Autumn Forest Zone to acquire the final Chaos Emerald. After getting it, Metal Sonic flew away from Eggman as he tried using a jamming signal to free Metal Sonic from Heavy King's control. However, Eggman was intercepted by Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, and Metal Sonic once again took off while ignoring Sonic's offer to challenge him.[1]

After getting the last Chaos Emeralds to Heavy King, Metal Sonic and Metal Knuckles would engage Sonic and his crew when they arrived in Winter Caverns Zone to stop Heavy King. Metal Sonic fought Mighty ferociously until Eggman overrode the signal Heavy King used to control Metal Sonic. Metal Sonic immediately after turned his attention to Sonic, but Eggman made him stop and team up with Sonic's crew. The group proceeded to confront Heavy King inside the base. There, Metal Sonic seemingly took an interest in Heavy King's proclamations of becoming a "metallic overlord", but Eggman told him not to not get any ideas and had him help the others battle Heavy King, who used the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds to battle Metal Sonic and the others. In the end though, Heavy King was defeated after Metal Sonic and the others took the Chaos Emeralds back while Sonic distracted Heavy King. Heavy King then returned to Eggman's side, who ordered Metal Sonic, Heavy King and Metal Knuckles to take the Chaos Emeralds from Sonic's crew. However, the group had already left with the Chaos Emeralds. Metal Sonic subsequently collapsed, as all of his energy had been spent from his recent excursions.[1]

Dr. Eggman's Birthday

Some time later, a damaged Metal Sonic got stored away in a stasis tube inside Dr. Eggman's base.[2]


Cold and machine-like, Metal Sonic does not possess much of a personality. However, he does possess a strong, hostile rivalry with his template, Sonic the Hedgehog; Sonic himself would attest that Metal Sonic ignoring a chance to square off against him is uncharacteristic of him, and the first thing Metal Sonic did after reverting to his base programming following his liberation from Heavy King's control was attack Sonic.[1]

In spite of how much autonomy Metal Sonic might have, he is fully loyal to Eggman in his base state. That said, it has been hinted that he may possess some dark aspirations of his own, like when he listened notably to Heavy King's goal of becoming a metallic overlord ruling the world.[1]

Powers and abilities

Built in the image of Sonic, Metal Sonic is able to achieve incredible feats of speed and acceleration. He also is also capable of rocket-propelled, high-speed flight. In addition, he is equipped with sharp claws.[1]




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