For other uses of the term, see Octus (disambiguation).
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Pink, yellow, dark blue, gray
Flight Energy ball projection
Octus  ( is an enemy that appears in the オクター  Octar ) ? . It is a mass-produced, octopus-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik created by Dr. Eggman that can float in the air and shoot energy projectiles from its small snout.
Octuses are based on the octopus. They have pink round heads with black eyes, small corkscrews ears on each side of their heads and a tiny snout each. Their most noticeable feature are their six mechanical tentacles on their lower body which they can use as a propeller. These tentacles have small suction cups on their ends. Also, their lower body, where their tentacles connect, are yellow on the middle section and blue on the bottom. In
, the Octuses received eyelashes and cyan eyes.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
The first appearance of this Badnik was in the 16-bit version of
, where it served as an enemy. This time around, this Badnik is referred to as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Octus  (. In this game, the player encounters them in オクター  Octar ) ? Oil Ocean Zone.
In gameplay, Ocutuses appear sitting on the ground motionless (with an angry stare no less), mostly at stair sections. In these areas, there can be up to two Octuses in one area. When seeing the player however, the Octuses will start hovering up in the air by spinning their tentacles and then shoot one, small energy projectile in a straight line ahead. They will then land in the same place as before to repeat their attack pattern after a while. The player has to avoid the Octuses' projectile while moving forward. Other than that, the player can destroy these Badniks with either a
Spin Jump or Spin Dash. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal.
Sonic Free Riders
Sonic holding an Octo-Ink, from . Sonic Free Riders
, the Octus makes a cameo appearance in the form of two different Action Items which can be obtained from Sonic Free Riders Item boxes: Octo-Ink and Octo-Boost. Each item resembles a minature version of the Octus, but with a button on top. In gameplay, the Octo-Ink can obscure opponent's view with ink, and the Octo-Boost can provide the user with a brief speed boost.
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Wii U/ PC version of , the Octuses served again as enemies. During the game, all Eggman's Badniks, including the Octuses, got hijacked by the Sonic Lost World Deadly Six. In this game, the Octuses mostly retained their original design from .
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Tropical Coast Zone 4, lone Octuses can be found sneaking on water surfaces. In Frozen Factory Zone 4, some Octuses will float up from oil pools inside the factory section and fire projectiles. Finally, in Silent Forest Zone 3, Octuses will skate with their tentacles towards the player while firing projectiles.
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Octuses, from the
Wii U version of . Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Wii U version of , the Octuses appear as hazards. In this game, they retain their design from Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games .
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In gameplay, two Octuses serve as hazards in the
Duel Beach Volleyball event. During this event, a plaform with two Octuses sitting on it will occasionally move in-between the fences in the center of the field. From there, the Octuses will spit out projectiles upwards or towards players. These projectiles can stun the playable characters (as well decreasing their duel points by twenty points) or change the flight direction of the volleyball.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Octuses appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look like they did in Sonic Mania Plus . In these games, they only appear in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Oil Ocean Zone.
In gameplay, these Badniks behave like in their debut game: upon spotting the player, they will hover up, shoot a small projectile straight ahead, and then land in the same place to repeat the pattern. Other than that, the player can destroy these Badniks with either a
Spin Jump or Spin Dash. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal. Additionally, the main boss of Oil Ocean Zone features Dr. Eggman piloting a submarine that takes the appearance of a large Octus.
Powers and abilities
Octuses are capable of flight and can shoot small, yellow energy projectile from their small snout.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
An Octus in
. Sonic the Comic
series published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, the Octus are a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army. However, they only made a few brief appearances over the series' run.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
television series, an Octus appeared briefly in the episode " Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Untouchable Sonic" where it and other Badniks chased after Sonic underwater only to be caught in some seaweed.
The Octus in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Octus was a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik Horde and among his Classic Badniks. It made a brief appear in where it competed against the Sonic the Hedgehog #5 Knothole Freedom Fighters.
Simon Wai prototype of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, there is another movement for the Octus Badnik after shooting its energy projectile, as it then starts quickly fly away horizontally if the player is approaching it. The movement has been later removed from final version of the game. Additionally, it is internally called "oct". The
episode " Sonic X The Last Resort", a similar robot appears called E-38 Octoron. In the 2013 re-release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Octus has an added minor sound effect when it fires the projectile. This sound effect is taken from . Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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