Sparks is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. He is an anthropomorphic chimpanzee who, along with his partner Mark, is in charge of the electrical maintenance in the Casino Night Zone. He and Mark are fans of Tails, claiming he is second best to Sonic.
When Tails was working on defeating a group of Badniks that was terrorizing the Casino Night Zone, Sparks and Mark came and offered Tails their help after Max Gamble, the casino owner, pressured him on. The two of them put together a Badnik disguised for Tails, allowing him to find and infiltrate the Badnik's secret lair, though Sparks assured him they got "Plan B." When Tails later returned, with the Badniks hot on his trail, the chimps enacted Plan B. Using two pylons they had rigged, Sparks activated them on Mark's signal, creating an electrical force field that destroyed the Badniks as they passed through. This created a power failure which Max Gamble accused Sparks and Mark off (since it cost his casino money), but the other residents of the Zone leaped to their defense and Gamble backed off.
Powers and abilities
Sparks is an electrical genius, being behind the maintenance of his Zone's electrical subjects and could create a powerful electrical force field that destroyed several Badniks in one swoop with Mark.
- The names Mark and Sparks are derived from "Marks and Sparks", a popular nickname for the British supermarket Marks & Spencer. At one point in the story, Tails does refer to them as "Marks and Sparks".
- The name "Sparks" may also refer to his ingenuity with electronics.