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Passive Combatant - Becomes invincible when he's squatting, so he's very passive.


— Description, Tails Adventure Japanese manual[2]

The Passive Combatant (消極的戦闘員[2] Shoukyokuteki Sentouin?) is an enemy that appears in Tails Adventure. They are anthropomorphic avian foot soldiers of the Battle Kukku Empire who use firearms.

Appearance

Passive Combatants are humanoid birds slightly taller than Tails. They have sharp orange beaks and feet, and a white plumage. Their large heads are covered by emerald green helmets which are shaped like a shark fin and have black goggles. They also wear green torso armor and have blue spats on their feet.

Overview

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In Tails Adventure, Passive Combatants are found in Coco Island and Battle Fortress, where they appear either in groups or individually. These enemies avoid direct confrontation and snipe from some very obvious hiding places; in Cocoa Island, they sit out in the open or in corridors and cubbyholes, while in Battle Fortress, they are positioned behind short walls so they can fire from small holes. When attacking, they quickly rise up for a couple of seconds to fire a projectile at Tails before ducking down again to repeat the pattern. If Tails is not close to them, they only duck up and down.

While crouching, the Passive Combatants cannot be damaged, so the player must wait for them to stand up before they are vulnerable. Upon being defeated, a Passive Combatant may drop a Ring for the player to pick up.

Powers and abilities

The Passive Combatants have passable marksman skills.

Equipment

The Passive Combatants wears a thick set of armor which can protect them perfectly from harm when in the right position. Each also wields a laser gun for a weapon.

Trivia

References

  1. TOUMA on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (13 February 2018). Retrieved on 28 July 2018. "TOUMA: このキャラクター達は私がデザインしました。"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tails Adventure (Game Gear) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 28.
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