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The Popgun[1] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is Fang the Sniper's weapon of choice and main form of offense.

Concept and creation

One of the screenshots from earlier development of Sonic Triple Trouble. It shows Fang pointing his revolver at Sonic.

During the development of Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, Fang was supposed to have a silver magnum or revolver to further make him resemble a cowboy, but the idea was scrapped due to maturity issues. One infamous development screenshot shows Fang aiming his revolver at Sonic the Hedgehog to scare or shoot him.

Description

Appearance

The Popgun is a simple blue handheld pistol with a a brown grip and a cork stopper loaded in the barrel.

Features and traits

The popgun is capable of firing cork stoppers instead of bullets. Although these projectiles appear relatively harmless, they can still hit their targets with enough force to hurt them.

Game appearances

Sonic the Fighters

The Popgun made its debut in Sonic the Fighters. In this game, some of Fang's attacks include him firing his Popgun at opponents, firing it either rapidly or as one massive shot at the opponent.

Sonic Mania

The Heavy Magician using the Popgun in the guise of Fang the Sniper, from Sonic Mania.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, during the fight with the Heavy Magician in Mirage Saloon Zone, the robot will occasionally take the form of Fang the Sniper, who will jump around on his tail and use the Popgun to fire cork stoppers at different heights in an effort to injure the playable character.

In other media

IDW Publishing

Main article: Popgun (IDW)

The Popgun, from Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Popgun is a weapon that appears in another dimension set in the recent past. It is used by Fang as his primary weapon and main means of offense.

Trivia

  • The corks can be spammed at the opponents in Sonic the Fighters, giving them less chance to move. This attack works especially well on CPUs, but can be deflected by a Spin Dash.

References


Main article | Beta elements | Gallery | Re-releases (2012)

Main article | Staff | Glitches | Beta elements | Gallery | Re-releases (Plus)
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