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The Redz[note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, tyrannosaurus-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.

Designed for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Redzs ended up being cut from the final release of the game. However, they would later appear in the 2013 remaster of the game.

Concept and creation

Originally, Redzs were going to appear in the Hidden Palace Zone for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but the Zone and its Badniks were both cut from the final game. Regardless, the Redzs could still be found in the Nick Arcade and Simon Wai prototypes. Here, their attack pattern is very similar to the Moto Bugs' in the sense that they walk back and forth within a certain area and do not attack, making them easy to be destroyed.


The Redzs are based on Tyrannosauruses, although they are much smaller, relatively stocky and resembles more of a Velociraptor. They have a red round body, tail and head with short and thick gray legs, orange two-clawed feet, short red arms with two-clawed hands, black eyes, and a gray jaw with sharp teeth.


A Redz breathing fire, from 2013 remaster of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

In the 2013 remaster of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Redzs appear as enemies that are encountered in Hidden Palace Zone and Proto Palace Zone. In gameplay, the Redzs in Hidden Palace Zone walk back and forth within their designated area. When they spot the playable character however, they will stop up and spit a short stream of flames from their mouths that inflicts damage if touched. In Proto Palace Zone however, they simply walk back and forth without attempting to attack the playable character. Regardless, the Redzs are easily destroyed with any attack from the playable character. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal and award the player 100 points.

Powers and abilities

The Redzs possess a fire breath that allows them to spew flames over a fairly large area.


  • Redz, or a similar enemy, is also called Tyrannysaurus Rex in early design documents. It is unknown if this is an intentional play on words or a spelling error.
  • In the Nick Arcade and Simon Wai prototypes of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Redz, along with the BBat, are the only Badniks in the game to reappear on-screen after they have been destroyed if the player returns to the said Badnik's location.
  • The Redz appears as the icon for the "A Secret Revealed" achievement in the 2013 remaster of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.


Concept artwork




  1. Being listed under the name "redz" in the Nick Arcade prototype's source code. The Badnik is also found listed under the name "Redz" in Sonic Mania's internal files, where it also goes unused.

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