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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Comic continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

Professor Speckle is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. He is a renowned alchemist from Planet Meridian and is a member of Lord Sidewinder's team of enforcers. He possesses an alter-ego named Mr. Fry which he can transform into by drinking a Transforming Serum of his own creation.

Appearance

Speckle is an exceedingly skinny and tall humanoid being with a frail appearance. He has sickly green skin, eyes and hair color, and is almost completely bald except for a few strands of hair. As attire, he wears gray pinstripe suit with a black collar, a purple shirt with a purple and yellow tie, and black shoes.

History

Heroes & Villains

Speckle, Lightmare and Bio-Hazard were in Lord Sidewinder's residence where they welcomed Sonic the Hedgehog when Sidewinder brought him there as a part of a deal with Super Sonic which would make him join their group. When Super Sonic broke their deal however and destroyed the residence before preparing to kill everyone, Speckle mixed up his Transforming Serum and transformed into Mr. Fry to fight Super Sonic. However, with Super Sonic proving too powerful and the Chaotix arriving, Mr. Fry and his associate escaped from the scene.[1][2]

Shanghaied

A few weeks later, Speckle was in New Tek City where he was kidnapped by the Sky Pirates to be press-ganged into their crew. Unimpressed with Speckle, Plunder had him thrown into his ship's hold where Speckle ate Plunder's chocolates. Speckle was subsequently forced to walk the plank. In the water, Speckle managed to drink some Transforming Serum from his bottles before the sharks ate him, transforming him into Mr. Fry and saving himself.[3] As Mr. Fry fought some serum-transformed sharks though, he turned back to Speckle, who tried to sneak away but failed. While Plunder finished the sharks, Speckle escape using the last crate of Plunder's rum truffles as a raft.[4]

Personally

Speckle is a rather unscrupulous individual, assisting Lord Sidewinder in his plans for world domination. Despite his lack of morality, he can be friendly and polite, smiling and waving at Sonic when Lord Sidewinder introduced them to each other.[1] However, Speckle also has a vengeful side, as seen when he swore revenge on Captain Plunder and his crew when they made him walk the plank. He is also a bit conceited, bragging about being a famous alchemist. Although his transformation into Mr. Fry causes him to become a different person, Speckle is fully willing to turn into Mr. Fry if the need should arise. Despite his skinny physique, he is also very gluttonous and has a fondness for candy, scarfing down Captain Plunder's several crates of sweets all by himself. Speckle also uses talks using a sophisticated vocabulary, saying words such as “solicitor”, “ruffian”, and “intolerable”.[3][4]

Powers and abilities

Proctor Speckle mixing his transformation serum, from Sonic the Comic #85. Art by Richard Elson.

While weak in body, Speckle is a brilliant alchemist.[3] His most prominent creation is his Transforming Serum, which temporarily turns anyone who drinks it into a super-strong, monstrous form, with the side effect of causing the drinker to develop a different personality in their mutated form. By drinking his own serum, he can transform into his more powerful alter-ego, Mr. Fry.

Trivia

  • When first appearing in Sonic the Comic, Proctor Speckle was introduced as "Mr Fry" by Lord Sidewinder, which was his alter-ego's name. His real name was later revealed in Sonic the Comic #91.
  • Proctor Speckle and Mr. Fry are based on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. However, Speckle is willing to become his alter-ego, unlike Jekyll, who would do anything to prevent the transformation. Also, with Jekyll and Hyde, only Hyde is evil, while Speckle and Fry are both evil.
  • Speckle might have an incredibly high metabolism based on how quickly he devoured Captain Plunder's crates of sweets.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Comic #85, "Heroes & Villains Part 2"
  2. Sonic the Comic #86, "Heroes & Villains Part 3"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonic the Comic #91, "Shanghaied, Part 1"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Comic #93, "Shanghaied, Part 3"
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