Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog - Antagonists

A list of all of the major antagonists throughout the series.

Classic Era

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    Witchcart 
The main villain of Tails Skypatrol, which is her sole appearance. She rides in a mine cart.

  • Big Bad
  • Taken for Granite: What she threatens Tails with — she claims to have the ability to turn people into crystal. In-game, it's never made clear whether she actually has any magical powers, though, leading some to believe that she's just a crazy old lady.
  • Terrible Trio: Her minions.
  • Wicked Witch: The very picture of one.

    Great Battle Kukku XV 
The evil ruler of the imperial Battle Kukku Army, he led his forces to Cocoa Island in the hopes of seizing the legendary Chaos Emeralds and using their power to (what else?) Take Over the World.

    Battle Kukku XVI/"Speedy" 
Son of the Great Battle Kukku and heir to the position of the Battle Kukku Army's leader.

    Doctor Fukurokov 
A scientist who works for the Battle Kukku Army.

Dreamcast Era

    Chaos 

A water being that acts as guardian of the Chao. Went on a rampage when the Chao were attacked and was sealed inside the Master Emerald. Robotnik eventually set him free, but Sonic was able to purify him. Was the Bigger Bad of Sonic Adventure, and makes occasional other cameos.

  • All There in the Manual: Sonic Channel says he's a Chao mutated by Chaos Energy. Most likely a neutral Chaos Chao, as they resemble a Ridiculously Cute Critter version of his base form.
  • Art Evolution: Perfect Chaos gets a radical redesign in Sonic Generations.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: All of its forms share one singular weakness: Its exposed brain, the only part of his body tangible enough to attack.
  • Attack of the Fifty Foot Water Monster: Perfect Chaos is huge.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten the Chao. Ever. Just don't. You've been warned.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Chaos 6
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Chaos never speaks and is perfectly content to be left alone... until you harm the Chao. At which point the only thing you can do is get your affairs in order.
  • Blob Monster: Made of water.
  • Breath Weapon: Perfect Chaos can fire beams of energy from its mouth.
  • Chaos Is Evil: Presented as this at first in Adventure, but stops being hostile after his final defeat.
  • Combat Tentacles: Chaos 6 and Perfect Chaos.
  • Demoted to Extra: He has no real role in Sonic Battle's plot; his appearance is just for the sake of having Emerl copy skills from him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Echidnas killing his fellow Chao, as well as trying to steal the Chaos Emeralds, made him so enraged that he not only outright killed the Echidnas (offscreen), he also tried to destroy the entire planet.
  • Doing In the Wizard: The games seem to portray him as an actual deity that the Echidnas worshipped, even though Sonic Channel confirmed he is just a mutated Chao.
  • The Dragon: To Eggman in Sonic Adventure. Elevates to Dragon-in-Chief after Eggman loses his grip on Chaos' reins and Perfect Chaos is realized.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He was in league with Eggman the whole time just to get a hold of the Chaos Emeralds and when Eggman fails too many times, he decides to go it alone.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His true form. It looks almost exactly like Biollante but fewer tentacles, and being made of water instead of plant-materia.
    • Chaos is supposedly a Chao that was mutated eons ago. If that is the case, it has always been an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Flat Character: Barring his vengeance-driven motives, Chaos is surprisingly nondescript in personality for what was a major character in Adventure, not helped by his lack of expressiveness and voicelessness.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: At first he was just a mutated Chao living in peace with Tikal and the other Chao... Then the echinda clan tried to take the Chaos Emeralds for themselves, killing many Chao in the process. That resulted in Chaos earning his title.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In Sonic X his eyes glow green.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's pretty peaceful and friendly towards Tikal and the Chao. But if anyone harms them, he won't hesitate to kill.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hellish Pupils: Perfect Chaos has reptilian eyes that would make Medusa cringe.
  • Immune to Bullets; Justified as his body is made out of water, so bullets will just go right through him.
  • Kaiju: As Perfect Chaos, even as a Shout-Out to famous Kaiju Biollante.
  • Kill It with Ice: Chaos 6 must be frozen before being attacked.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He was the first significant Sonic antagonist to have no humorous quirks or traits whatsoever, and the threat he brought is far greater and darker than anything previously seen in a Sonic game.
  • Mad God: In Sonic Adventure. Of course, the "mad" in this case refers more to unquelled rage than actual insanity.
  • Making a Splash
  • Mighty Glacier: Especially in Sonic Battle. Next to Emerl, he's the strongest character in the game. But he moves like a dinosaur.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Perfect Chaos has a lot of teeth.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Especially Perfect Chaos.
  • One-Winged Angel: Has seven of these, each one stronger than the last, the transformations for which occur every time he absorbs a Chaos Emerald.
  • Papa Wolf: To the Chao, especially in his Sonic X incarnation.
  • Physical God: Known as the God of Destruction.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in the Master Emerald by Tikal for thousands of years due to him going berserk, only to be freed by Dr. Eggman when he shatters the Master Emerald. It should be noted however that he isn't actually evil—just angry and vengeful.
  • Shape Shifter: By virtue of his water-based form.
  • Shout-Out: Perfect Chaos to Biollante, as noted above, his redesign in Sonic Generations further adds to this.
  • Some Kind of Force Field: Chaos 2 can project a barrier during its boss fight. Sonic X gave Perfect Chaos this ablility.
  • The Speechless: Though he never talks, he is able to communicate with Tikal through ripples in the water.
  • The Starscream
  • The Unfought: Chaos 1.
  • The Unseen: Chaos 3 and 5, due to him absorbing two emeralds at once.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Extra emphasis on rage. Harming the Chao will cause his wrath to become genocidal.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His turn into an antagonist was triggered by a power-hungry tribe of Echidnas trying to steal the Chaos Emeralds, and killing several Chao via trampling in the process. While his desire was to avenge the Chao, his anger quickly went out of control to where he wanted the entire world to feel his anger and sadness.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He was a Chao that was corrupted by chaos energy trying to protect the other Chao.

    Pachacamac 

The leader of the Knuckles Tribe and father of Tikal, he made Chaos angry. Sole appearance in the games is Sonic Adventure, where his actions are revealed to be the mainspring of the games conflict.

    Void 
"Am I alone? I am not alone... My friends, my brothers, I want to be whole..."

Voiced by Urara Takano (Japanese), Lani Minella (English)

The main antagonist of Sonic Shuffle. He represents negative feelings. Following his creation, Void sought the Precioustone to become whole, but his dark powers caused destruction all over Maginaryworld.

    Prof. Gerald Robotnik 
"All of you ungrateful humans, who took everything away from me, will feel my loss, and despair!"

Debut: Sonic Adventure 2

Shadow's creator and Eggman and Maria's late grandfather. 50 Years before the events of Sonic Adventure 2, his granddaughter was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Gerald desperately tried to find a cure, which prompted the start of Project: Shadow and his research into immortality. The government however got suspicious of Gerald's motivations and ordered the project to be shutdown, with Maria being among those who died in the raid. Gerald snapped and swore revenge on humanity, and his plan would come to fruition for those who sought to unleashed Shadow.

  • Bigger Bad: Everything in Sonic Adventure 2 that happens is because of this guy, even he's been dead for 50 years.
  • Broken Pedestal: Dr. Ivo Robotnik idolized Gerald... after the events of Sonic Adventure 2... not so much.
  • Colony Drop: This is his way to gain revenge on humanity, by destroying the Earth with the ARK.
  • Deal with the Devil: He needed a sample of Black Doom's DNA to complete Shadow, and in exchange, Shadow would help Black Doom take over the planet 50 years later. Gerald had other plans fortunately.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Once Gerald was a highly respected scientist who wanted to help people through science. After his granddaughter Maria's death at GUN's hands, he quickly started becoming evil and ended up a wannabe Omnicidal Maniac as his Final Speech shows.
  • Dying Declaration Of Hate / Final Speech: Gerald's speech to the firing squad set to execute him which outlines his Colony Drop to all of humanity is basically his Disproportionate Retribution.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Developed this mentality after Maria died.
  • Killed Off for Real: Executed by a firing squad.
  • Mad Scientist: Gerald, unlike his grandson, Dr. Ivo Robotnik, was not this and used his inventions to help humanity. Even the Eclipse Cannon was to be used to stop Black Doom as revealed in Shadow the Hedgehog. Then Maria died, and then he definitely became a Mad Scientist.
    • His experiments and deal with Black Doom, allowed him to create both Shadow the Hedgehog and his prototype, the Biolizard.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Instantly became one after GUN killed Maria.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Wanting to destroy all humanity when only GUN was responsible for his granddaughter's death.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: But only after Maria's death, and the related plan happens far after his death.
  • Posthumous Character: However, his plan to destroy the Earth by crashing the ARK into it keeps going on even fifty years after his death.
  • Sanity Slippage: As noted by himself, Maria's death pretty much broke whatever sanity he had left.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Especially in Shadow the Hedgehog, where's fatter and basically looks just like Eggman, except with a neater mustache and a labcoat. Also applies to their descendant, Eggman Nega. Averted with Maria though.
  • Supervillain Lair: Used the ARK, a giant space station he created, for making experiments to destroy the world after becoming evil.
  • Tragic Villain: Originally a scientist who wanted to work for the benefit of humanity and cure his ailing granddaughter, but delved into a vengeful old man who cursed the world.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He hates humanity with all his heart, but only because they took his granddaughter from him.

    Biolizard 

The prototype of the Ultimate Life Form, AKA Shadow the Hedgehog. Also part of Gerald Robotnik's plan to destroy the Earth. Only appears in Sonic Adventure 2 and the 3DS version of Sonic Generations.

  • Achilles' Heel: His life support system on his back.
  • Breath Weapon: Can fire dark energy spheres from his mouth.
  • Colony Drop: Tries this by fusing with the ARK in the final phase of its boss fight, so it can fulfill Gerald's plan.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Keeps Gerald Robotnik's plan going, even after Gerald is dead and Shadow has made a Heel-Face Turn.
  • Evil Cripple
  • Final Boss: Of Sonic Adventure 2, first fought with Shadow and then Super Sonic and Super Shadow.
    • Dual Boss: Inverted in his second fight, as it's Shadow and Sonic vs him.
    • Timed Boss: In the second fight, you have your rings to watch as he slowly descends toward Earth. And even then, you only have five minutes before it enters the planet's atmosphere and its an automatic death.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: There's one scene that it appears in before it shows up, and it doesn't explain anything about it other than it might be the "true" Ultimate Lifeform. It has very little characterization and seems to only exist for the sake of a boss fight.
  • Gravity Master; When low on health, it will mess with the gravity in the room, forcing Shadow to float towards his life support system while avoiding the pink orbs.
  • Handicapped Badass
  • Mighty Glacier: He takes the most hit points out of any of the Adventure series bosses.
  • Psycho Prototype: To Shadow, the Ultimate Life Form.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent
  • Robeast
  • Vader Breath: He does this mixed with a panther growl.
  • The Voiceless: It does roar though.

    Black Doom 
"I gave you life, and this is how you repay me? The irony of it is, I gave you life. And now, I'll take it back."

Voiced by Ryuzaburo Otomo (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English)

An alien being from the Black Comet who helped create Shadow and tries to enlist his help in conquering the Earth.

Modern Era

    Mephiles the Dark & Iblis 
The two components that make up the being known as Solaris, Mephiles represents it's intelligence and Iblis, it's raw power. Sometime before the events of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Solaris was experimented on by the Duke of Soleanna, but an accident separated the entity into its two components. Mephiles was sealed in the Scepter of Darkness by Shadow, and Iblis was sealed by Silver in the young Princess Elise.

Tropes Applying to Both


  • Big Bad Duumvirate: One of the three primary threats of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). It's more on Mephiles' side, though, since Iblis has no intelligence to speak of.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Continuing the trend of Lovecraftian enemies within the series.
  • Fusion Dance: The two of them can combine to regain their original form, Solaris.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Iblis simply destroys everything in it's wake with no rhyme or reason and it's primary color is red. Mephiles, while possessing formidable abilities himself, is more the manipulative one of the two.


Mephiles the Dark

"Why fight at all? Why risk your life for those who will persecute you later?"

Voiced by Takayuki Sakazume (Japanese), Dan Green (English)
  • Arch-Enemy: Despite the fact that he's only in one game, he was a pretty personal foe to Shadow moreso than any other character in the game.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: As Solaris, the hedgehogs must hit the red orb to damage him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Let's see, his plans essentially amount to the destruction of existence in itself, his hatred of Shadow is almost to the point of psychosis, and he also laughs exhileratedly at Sonic's (supposed) death? Seems to fit that to a T.
  • Badass: Ridiculously complex scheming aside, this guy managed to succeed in his plan to destroy the timestream, and is the first and so far only villain in the series to actually kill Sonic!
  • The Bad Guy Wins: He actually succeeds in his plan to destroy the planet, and also heavily damaged the time-space continnum, and it is even implied that the time-space continuum was also rapidly dying throughout the final story. The Final Story is basically the heroes trying to set things right.
  • Big Bad: Of Sonic 2006.
  • Big "NO!": In the brief cinematic in which Solaris's core is destroyed, a faint "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!" in Mephiles's voice can be heard in the background audio.
  • Casting a Shadow: He can meld into a Living Shadow, bring shadows to life and merge them together to form larger shadow monsters, hide in the shadows of others, absorb shadows to grow stronger, and fire dark energy blasts.
  • Colour Coded Characters: The main difference between him and Shadow; initially, Mephiles's stripes are a gray-blue instead of Shadow's red.
  • Complexity Addiction: His plans could be... a bit simpler.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: He manipulated Silver's desire to fix his timeline into trying to kill Sonic and anticipated the likelihood that Silver will end up not going through with it, so he recovered one of the Chaos Emeralds and proceeded to use it to distract Sonic and Elise while he inflicts the coup de grace. Even afterwards, as Solaris, he had several rifts scattered throughout what's left of the world in order to stop the heroes from recovering the Chaos Emeralds and reviving Sonic.
  • Dark Is Evil: Just look at his name; Mephiles the Dark.
  • Dirty Coward: He fights usually when the opponent isn't looking, he even murdered Sonic while his back was turned.
    • A dose of Fridge Brilliance, considering he was the mind and will of Solaris while Iblis, his counterpart, was the raw power. It'd stand to reason he's not powerful enough to take anyone on in a head-on fight without some additional support. In other words, he knows his limitations.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His true form is a transcendent time entity capable of devouring entire dimensions.
  • Evil Laugh: lets out a good one when he kills Sonic.
  • Evil Twin: To Shadow.
  • Expy: Of Agent Smith.
    • To a lesser extent, he also acts as the Sonic equivalent of Kefka Palazzo, due to their initially succeeding in their overall plans of destroying the world, frequently doing destructive acts for no stated reason besides For the Evulz at best, and their defeats resulting in at the very least a Bittersweet Ending and at worst a Pyrrhic Victory in their respective games.
  • For the Evulz: The only suggestible reason that he wants to completely destroy space and time. Beyond being pissed at some scientists experimenting on him.
  • Fragile Speedster: Played with: He's very intelligent, capable of teleportation, time travel, and energy manipulation. However, he has noticeable trouble taking physical punishment while fighting Shadow, although he was shown taking on and withstanding several shotgun/minigun blows from Omega when confronting him in a cutscene.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: His main attack as Solaris. Gets taken Up to Eleven when he Turns Red.
  • God of Evil: Solaris.
    • Mad God: Again, Solaris, although it's "mad" as in "rage" and not "mad" as in "insanity."
  • Hellish Pupils
  • Killed Off for Real: Heavily implied by the ending of the game (via Grandfather Paradox).
  • Knight of Cerebus: Prior villains were either somewhat comical, or had some justifications behind their motives. Mephiles possessed none of these, and clearly enjoys causing destruction simply because he could, and was also the first major villain to canonically kill a major character (and in fact also killed Sonic), as well as succeeding in destroying the world as well as the fabric of existence, with the final act being to stop Mephiles' Fusion Dance god form and restore the timeline.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: The implied reason why he often pulls dirty tactics on his opponents.
  • Lack of Empathy: He taunts Omega about his part in sealing away Shadow in the future, and he laughs after (supposedly) murdering Sonic, and especially at Elise's sorrow and mental anguish at his (Supposed) death.
  • Large Ham: Probably the other reason a lot of people like him, what with being voiced by Dan Green and all...
  • Laughing Mad: He laughs quite exhileratedly when murdering Sonic.
  • Light Is Not Good: Solaris again.
  • Literal Split Personality: Both Mephiles and Iblis. Mephiles being the conscious mind, and Iblis being the raw power.
  • Living Shadow: Not only is he the Shadow Archetype to Shadow, but he's also born (well, reborn is more accurate) from Shadow's shadow. That's right, Shadow's shadow became a Shadow.
  • Manipulative Bastard: This along with The Chessmaster. He manipulated seemingly everyone in the story over 210 years just so he could force Elise to develop feelings towards Sonic, only to kill Sonic, thus freeing Iblis from inside Elise, allowing himself to merge with Iblis to become Solaris. Even more impressive is that he doesn't actually lie to Silver at all. He just leaves out a TEEEENY by important piece of information.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Overlaps with Meaningful Name. Mephiles = Mephistopheles, the demon from Faust, sometimes associated with Satan. Likewise, Iblis is the Islamic name for the Devil before his fall. See below in the Iblis section for more.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In the Last Story, he shows the power to bring every Chaos Emerald right to him as soon as he gets one, a power that is extremely useful in the Sonic games, with no prior reference or reason for this power to have appeared. Unfortunately, it's one of many parts of the issues that make people believe he has an extremely large case of Complexity Addiction, since in the future, he didn't show this power at all, and he gave a Chaos Emerald to Silver to start off the plot by way of Time Travel.
  • No Mouth: His muzzle kind of inflates and deflates when he talks, though.
  • Not So Different: He is in a way a darker version of Shadow's Sonic Adventure 2 personality. Both are chessmasters that played the desires of another to follow suit to their plans (Shadow to Eggman, Mephiles to Silver). Both desired revenge on humanity (especially those that experimented on them), though for Mephiles revenge was only a side-motive. And both nearly succeeded. Shadow's plan only failed because he decided he didn't want to go through with it. Mephiles' plan actually WORKED and the heroes had to really struggle to undo it.
    • Another example would be their planet sized egos.
  • Obviously Evil: And yet, the plot hands out a 10-ton Idiot Ball to Silver and Blaze, as they believe him.
    • They live in a post-apocalyptic world, and are among the few people left alive. It's doubtful they're familiar to this trope.
    • He's the mind of Solaris given a physical form. The demonic appearance represents how angered and psychotic Mephiles/Solaris is.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to destroy all time and every timeline. Why? Never explained.
    • It's heavily implied that his reason is because he loves destruction. Craves it, in fact.
    • Plus you'd be pretty pissed too if some scientists decide to drag you out of your reality and experiment on you.
  • One-Winged Angel; Aside from his true form as Solaris, before fighting Shadow, he transforms into a crystalline version of himself as pictured above.
  • Our Demons Are Different
  • Physical God: If it wasn't obvious.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: An inversion. His irises are normally green, while in his One-Winged Angel form, the sclera (the white part of the eye) turns completely red.
  • Ret Gone: Thanks to Elise blowing out the flame that is Solaris, Mephiles is erased from existence.
  • Satanic Archetype: He's practically the Sonic universe's equivalent of this. See above.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Shadow sealed him in the Scepter of Darkness.
  • Smug Snake: He's both manipulative and a big planner, but his lack of common sense makes him this.
  • The Sociopath: The universe is just a stress toy to him. And he'll play with it until it breaks.
  • Spacetime Eater: As Solaris.
  • Story-Breaker Power: He can Time Travel to any point in time at will, can transport anyone through any point in time, and can apparently summon all seven Chaos Emeralds to his side. It's a wonder as to why the plot doesn't end in seconds because of this.
  • Straw Nihilist: He asks Shadow why he continues to fight and attempt to protect humanity when they'll only persecute him later on.
  • Time Travel: Seems to be one of his main abilities. He can banish others to other time periods as well.
  • Turns Red: During the fight as Solaris, He attacks more frequently and increases the number of laser beams he fires.
  • The Voiceless: Doesn't say a word as Solaris.
  • Villains Never Lie: Technically, he wasn't actually lying when he told Silver that Sonic was the Iblis Trigger. All he does is omit the fact that KILLING sonic is what makes him the Iblis Trigger

Iblis

A lava monster that devastated the entire world in the future where Silver and Blaze come from. He is the other half of the god of time and light, Solaris.

    Erazor Djinn 

Voiced by Masashi Ebara (Japanese), Peter Cormican (English)

The evil genie of the lamp who wants to erase the Arabian Nights.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He's reduced to begging Shahra to help him when he's being forcibly sealed into his lamp.
  • A God Am I: In his One-Winged Angel mode.
  • And I Must Scream: before his death in the lava.
  • Badass Cape: He takes it off when he fights Sonic.
  • Big Bad: Of Sonic and the Secret Rings
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: As Alf-Wayla-La-Walya, his sword has now become his tail.
  • Black Eyes of Evil/Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Body Horror: His transformation was both unsettling and painful to say the least.
  • Clipped Wing Angel: His transformation is actually incomplete. Because he got the wrong sacrifice, he wasn't able to absorb all seven World Rings.
  • Cool Sword: One that resembles a cross between a scimitar and a straight-edge razor.
  • Death by Irony: Used a Flame of Judgement curse on Sonic to force him to retreive the Sacred Rings. Guess how he dies?
  • Domestic Abuser: Heavily mplied to be this to Shahra. His We Can Rule Together offer to her sounds like something an abusive boyfriend would say and his Villainous Breakdown sounds like an abusive boyfriend trying to get his girlfriend back on his side.
  • Duel Boss: Despite being an all-powerful genie who's power is described by King Solomon as "godlike", when it's time for the final battle with Sonic, he doesn't fight him with anything but his sword.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Oh boy, is it ever.
  • Elderitch Abomination: In his true form.
  • Expy/Shout-Out: An evil Djinn that seeks to conquer the world? He'd fit right in in the Wishmaster series. He also looks a lot like Dragon Ball's Majin Buu.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Baked in lava.
  • Humiliation Conga: Hoo boy! It wasn't enough that he had to get his ass kicked by Sonic. Oh no, he had to suffer. To elaborate, Just as he's boasting to Sonic that he's immortal, Sonic pulls out the lamp used to seal him away. Sonic then uses the lamp to painfully force Erazor to grant him three wishes: That he revives Shahra, return the Arabian Nights to the way they were, and be sealed in the lamp for eternity. The mighty genie is reduced to shamelessly begging Shahra, a weak genie of the ring, for help as he's sealed away. The final nail in his coffin is when Sonic throws the lamp into the Ifrit's lava pool, destroying Djinn forever.
  • Kick the Dog: Mocks Shahra as a mere Genie of the Ring after killing her.
  • Lack of Empathy: Feels no regret when he accidently kills Shahra, and even has the gall to mock her.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He is to Shahra.
  • Meaningful Name: Both. Erazor Djinn is a mix of 'Eraser' and 'Razor', as to how he's tearing apart the Arabian Nights and he uses a straight razor as a sword. And again as Alf-Layla-wa-Layla, which translates as 'A thousand nights and one night'. He's calling himself The Arabian Nights. Also doubles as a Bilingual Bonus.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Has six arms as Alf-Layla-wa-Layla.
  • One-Winged Angel: Alf-Layla-wa-Layla
  • Orcus on His Throne: Spends his time at his Night Palace while Sonic's out collecting rings. He later summons the Ifrit demon to burn the remaning pages of the book.
  • Playing with Fire: Ironic, considering his death.
  • Power Floats: Is never seen walking.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Has pink skin.
  • Sadistic Choice: Gives one to Sonic at the outset of the game via the flame of judgement curse: Either Sonic delivers the Seven World Rings to him, or the flame will kill him. Then it's subverted when he reveals that he was planning on sacrificing Sonic to obtain complete control of the rings.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Prior to the game, he was imprisoned in his lamp and would not be released until he granted the wishes of 1000 people. He gets sealed back in the lamp at the end of the game.
  • The Sociopath
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Sonic reseals him back into his lamp.
    Erazor: Shahra, I know you're there! Please, stop him! We can start over, the two of us! I swear! I swear it! The world is mine! I cannot be denied by that filthy rat! Whyyyyy?!
  • Walking Shirtless Scene
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Shahra.

    Dr. Eggman Nega 
"Now, the world shall be my plaything! I shall bring about an age of fear and chaos! And it shall be glorious!"

Debut: Sonic Rush

Voiced by Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese), Mike Pollock (English)

Dr. Eggman's descendant from the far-flung future where Silver is from.

  • Alternate Self: He's initially introduced as one of Eggman, though it laters turns out that he's actually his descendant from the future.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: In Espio and Sliver's story in Sonic Rivals 2, his legs are caught in debris following the Ifrit's defeat and he's forced to beg them for help. It doesn't work and they leave him in the Ifrit's dimension.
  • And I Must Scream: The Sonic Rivals series has him on both ends of the trope. In the first game, he uses a special camera to turn people into cards and planned to do this to the entire world. He gets sealed in a card himself by the end of the first game, but he breaks out of the card by the second game only to get trapped in the Ifrit's dimension at the end.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Blaze and later Silver.
  • Ax-Crazy: Unlike Eggman, who wants to leave the world intact and take it over, Nega gets a kick out of wanton destruction.
  • Badass Bookworm: Much like Eggman.
  • Badass Moustache: Like Eggman, he has this.
  • Bald of Evil
  • Big Bad: Of the Sonic Rivals games.
  • Camera Fiend: A dark twist on the trope. In the first Rivals game, he uses a special camera that turns anything or anyone into a card.
  • Cool Shades: Even cooler than Eggman's pince-nez, Eggman Nega sports a Kamina-esque visor.
  • Calling Your Ancestor Out: Eggman Nega's primary motivation in Sonic Rivals is revenge against Dr. Eggman (who is his ancestor) because Eggman's various failures made him be looked down upon despite having high potential in terms of intellect.
  • Eviler Counterpart: To Dr. Eggman; he completely lacks any redeeming aspects Eggman possesses.
  • Evil Genius: And even has the benefit of 200 years of technological advancement over Eggman.
  • Evil Old Folks: Probably. He has a gray moustache.
  • Eviler Twin: Of Eggman, at least in the Rush series. The Rivals series reveals that he is actually Eggman's descendant.
  • Fat Bastard: And even more of a bastard than Eggman.
  • Freudian Excuse: In Rivals he was mistreated because of his ancestor's many failures.
  • Faux Affably Evil: A reverse of the Affably Evil Eggman, Eggman Nega appears to be pleasant and well-mannered, but is a raving psychopath under the veneer of sophistication and class.
  • For the Evulz: He does have a plan, but it's not hard to see that he enjoys the chaos he causes.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Sonic Rivals, he's trapped in a card himself due to an accident with the camera. In Sonic Rivals 2, he unleashed the Ifrit and, following its defeat, was sealed in the Ifrit's dimension.
  • Identical Grandson: He is physically identical to Eggman, sans the white mustache. And in the Rivals series, he exploits this by diguising as him.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi".
  • Kid from the Future: He is Eggman's descendant from approximately 200 years into the future.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In contrast to Eggman, anything involving Nega is treated far more seriously.
  • Mad Scientist: Even more mad than Eggman is.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: Eggman Nega's motivation in the first Sonic Rivals game, which is only revealed in Shadow's playthrough, is to erase the "failures" of Dr. Eggman, because Nega apparently didn't have anyone recognize his genius because of Eggman's failures.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He and Eggman pull this off in Sonic Rush Adventure, being the ones who created Captain Whisker to steal the Jeweled Scepter.
  • Manipulative Bastard: To Rouge in Sonic Rivals 2, hiring her to collect the Chaos Emeralds.
  • Mask of Sanity: He puts up a polite, gentlemanly facade, but underneath it, he's a complete psychopath who, unlike Eggman, has no redeeming qualities.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: In the Rush series, he is from another dimension, in others (notably the Rivals series) he is from the future. The different writers work around each other by making sure that no one heroic character hears both stories.
  • Never My Fault: Shadow accuses him of having this mindset, stating that his motive is merely an excuse to blame his own failures on the past.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In both the Rush and Rivals series, he wants to destroy the entire world somehow.
  • Palette Swap: Of Eggman. It made sense when he was supposed to be Eggman's dimensional counterpart, but his official backstory is that he's a descendant of Eggman.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: And he leans more on the "psychopathic" part.
  • Sarcastic Clapping: How he introduces himself in Sonic Rush Adventure.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: To Eggman and Gerald, his ancestors.
  • The Sociopath
  • Sore Loser: Unlike Eggman, who takes his defeats gracefully in comparison, if Eggman Nega does down, he tries to take the entire world with him.
  • To Create A Playground For Evil: His motivation, shown in the quote above.
  • Villainous Breakdown: At the end of Sonic Rush Adventure, he activates the Egg Wizard's Planet Buster Laser in a final attempt to defeat Blaze and Sonic, much to the dismay of Eggman.
  • Villains Want Mercy: See Ain't Too Proud to Beg.
  • Vocal Evolution: Originally, he used the same voice clips as Eggman. As of Rivals 2, Mike Pollock gives him a more distinctive, higher pitched voice than Eggman.
  • White Mustache Black Heart
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In Rush Adventure, he taunts Blaze by telling her that it was her family that enabled him to obtain the Jeweled Scepter, as they safeguarded it for generations, and now that he no longer needs them he can easily use his new power to destroy them along with their entire kingdom.

    Babylon Rogues 

Jet: "No way I'm gonna lose!"
Wave: "Unless I take charge, nothing ever gets done here!"
Storm: "I'll make sure to pay you back for this!"

Jet: Voiced by Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Jason Griffith (English, 2005-2010), Michael Yurchak (English, 2010-present)
Wave: Voiced by Chie Nakamura (Japanese), Bella Hudson (English, 2005-2010), Kate Higgins (English, 2010-present)
Storm: Voiced by Kenji Nomura (Japanese), Dan Green (English, 2005-2010), Travis Willingham (English, 2010-present)

A group of extreme gear riding birds from the Sonic Riders series of games. Each member functions as The Rival to a member of "Team Sonic". The Bablylon rogues are descended by the ancient Babylonian civilization. Consists of Jet the Hawk, who is obsessed with being the best at extreme gear riding; Wave the Swallow, a Wrench Wench that maintains their extreme gears; and Storm the Albatross, who acts as the Dumb Muscle.

    Captain Whisker 

A robot pirate from the Sol Dimension.

    Imperator Ix 

The leader of the Nocturnus Clan and the final boss of Sonic Chronicles.

    Dark Gaia 

Born at the beginning of time, Dark Gaia is the incarnation of night, darkness and destruction. Sealed within the Earth for millions of years, he was woken up by Dr. Eggman as part of a scheme to dominate the world.

    Spoiler Character 

Merlina

"You could never understand my sorrow at seeing the ruinous future of this kingdom."

Voiced by Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English)

A young sorceress from the world of ancient Camelot. She summons Sonic to her world to help stop King Arthur from terrorizing her kingdom.

    Time Eater 

An Eldritch Abomination capable of destroying time and space, as well as altering time and space in various ways. Time Eater starts destroying history and petrifies Sonic's friends during Sonic's birthday, making Sonic team up with his past self to stop the Time Eater in Sonic Generations.

Time Eater is technically an Eldritch Abomination, but also a Humongous Mecha, transformed into such by the Villain Team-Up of Doctor Eggman and his past self. Both Eggmen control the Time Eater to erase their previous defeats at Sonic's hands.

    Deadly Six 
Clockwise from the middle: Zavok, Zomom, Zik, Zeena, Zor, and Zazz
Voiced by; Joji Nakata (Japanese) Travis Willingham (English) (Zavok), Chafurin (Japanese) Patrick Seitz (English) (Zomom), Mugihito (Japanese) Kirk Thornton (English) (Zik), Yumi Touma (Japanese) Stephanie Sheh (English) (Zeena), Yuki Tai (Japanese) Sam Riegel (English) (Zor), Yutaka Aoyama (Japanese) Liam O Brien (English) (Zazz)

Zavok: "Your fate is to be destroyed. Why don't you just accept that? Lie down and die!"
Zazz: "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry!!!"
Zeena: "I'll say you got the right girl for the job."
Zomom: "I think I'll have you for dessert!"
Master Zik: "I shall prepare for you a lesson in respect... a painful lesson."
Zor: "Another pointless conflict is about to begin... Sigh..."

The villainous team in Sonic Lost World. They are Zeti, a race of creatures who reside on the Lost Hex, where the game takes place. After Eggman tries to control them to take over the world, they rebel and decide to take over it themselves. They are composed of Zavok (Red), Zazz (Pink), Zeena (Green), (Master) Zik (Blue), Zomom (Orange), and Zor (Purple).

  • Abnormal Ammo: Zik uses fruit as attacks in his boss fight.
  • Abusive Parents: Zomom appparently had a mother with zero faith in him:
    Zomom: Mom's right - I'm a failure!
  • Accessory Wearing Cartoon Aliens
  • Achilles' Heel: The Cacophonic Conch, which emits a Brown Note that neutralizes their electromagnetic powers and debilitates them. So it really sucks for everyone when Sonic kicks the conch away, letting them run amok uninhibited.
  • Acrofatic: Zomom is quite agile for such a big guy.
  • Actor Allusion: This isn't the first time Travis Willingham voiced a character who uses his guile to coerce a female ally.
  • Advancing Boss of Doom: Zavok's final battle with Sonic has him growing to giant size and chasing the blue hedgehog as he climbs a tower.
  • Affably Evil: If they weren't trying to destroy the world, you'd think these guys were just a crazy, Ragtag Bunch of Misfits. Though Zavok and Zazz tend to border on Faux Affably Evil.
  • Aliens Are Bastards
  • Alpha Bitch: Zeena.
  • An Ice Person: Zeena attacks with snowmen and a giant snowman head during her fights, though whether she actually has ice powers or is just being an Improbable Weapon User is rather ambiguious.
  • Animal Motifs: Zeena's single, curved horn, curled tail, green hair, and green skin tone make her look rather chameleon-like, almost like a Distaff Counterpart of Espio.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Zavok.
  • Attack Of The 50 Foot Zeti: Zavok at his "full strength".
  • A Villain Named Zrg: They and their species name all share the first letter "z".
  • Ax-Crazy: Zazz is the most feral and manic of the Six.
  • Badass: Silliness aside, the title isn't just for show. They nearly succeed in destroying Sonic's world and, by extension, killing Knuckles and Amy. And they nearly turn Tails into a robot.
    • Actually, they DO succeed in the latter. It's just thanks to Tails' quick thinking that he retains his free will.
    • Badass Adorable: Zeena.
    • Badass Baritone: Zavok. Comes with the voice acting of Travis Willingham.
    • Badass Bookworm: Zavok and Master Zik.
    • Badass Grandpa: Master Zik is the oldest of the Deadly Six and is equally dangerous as the rest.
    • Badass Mustache: Master Zik. It reaches down to his legs!
    • Badass Normal: Unlike the other members of the Six, Zeena doesn't seem to have any real superpowers. That doesn't mean she's not dangerous.
    • Retired Badass: Master Zik founded the Deadly Six a long time ago (hey, he's only 1036) and, while having let his pupil Zavok take up the role of leader, still remains a part of the Six and is just as dangerous as he ever was.
    • Submissive Badass: Zavok has shades of this in his interactions with Master Zik. Though he is officially the leader of the Six, he still has enough respect for him to defer to him for advice.
  • Bad Boss: Notably averted with Zavok. Though he does get frustrated with the gang at times, he never punishes them. Especially shown when they accidently capture Tails instead of Sonic, he simply decides to improvise.
  • Bald of Evil: Zomom is the only member with no hair. Zik comes close to it, however.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: The Deadly Six are quite the Quirky Miniboss Squad. With each of their unique personality traits (Zazz's Blood Knight tendencies, Zomom's appetite, Zeena's narcissism, and Zor's nihilism), they're a barrel of laughter. But they're far from harmless and they truly live up to their title.
  • Big Bad: Of Sonic Lost World.
  • Big Eater: Zomom. He's practically gluttony personfied. During his boss fight, he holds a large piece of meat. He mentions wanting to eat Sonic, Tails, and Eggman several times. In one cutscene, Eggman even specifies getting the Six a large sandwich while angrily listing the things he did for them, and Zomom looks very ashamed.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Zavok is the only one with eyebrows (well, a unibrow). And it's thick and cyan.
  • Blood Knight: Zazz likes fighting quite a bit.
    Zazz: I feel like destroying something!
    Zavok: That's what I like about you, Zazz. Always ready for a fight, even before you know what you're fighting.
    Zazz: You bet! Bring it on, and I'll rip it up!
  • Blow You Away: Zomom can create tornadoes by spinning.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Zazz in spades. It helps that he has No Indoor Voice.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Zavok. Instead of personally supervising the roboticization of Tails, he and Zomom just leave him all alone in the lab. Being the Smart Guy he is, Tails successfully modifies the machine he's bound to to his own advantage. Though in fairness, it's not his fault alone. See Chekhov's Gun below.
  • Breath Weapon: Zavok can fire beams and fireballs from his mouth during the final battle.
  • Brilliant but Lazy: Zeena is far from stupid and no slouch in combat, but prefers to work on her nails more than anything else.
  • Brown Note: The Six are kept in line by Eggman blowing into a Cacophonic Conch, making a noise which causes them pain.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Zik wields a staff that's bigger than him. He usually stands on top of it.
  • Casting a Shadow: Zor is able to do this, combining it with Me's a Crowd to make shadowy copies of himself.
  • The Charmer: Zavok knows exactly what to say to convince Zeena to attack Sonic.
    Zavok: Why are you still here?
    Zeena: I'm just getting ready.
    Zavok: Well you seem to be taking your time.
    Zeena: Well it is my time to take now, isn't it?
    Zavok: Well what if I told you that you were the only one I trusted to be fast enough...
    Zeena: Oh?
    Zavok: smart enough...
    Zeena: Mmm-hmm.
    Zavok: ...and pretty enough...
    Zeena: Go on.
    Zavok: to beat the blue nuisance?
    Zeena: Well, I'd say you got the right girl for the job! (gets up, does a Hair Flip and leaves.)
    Zavok: Well, that was so easy I almost feel guilty.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Believe it or not, Zomom's giant sandwich, which he forgets on the roboticization machine Tails is tied to. After the Zetis leave him alone, Tails uses one of his tails to grab the toothpick stuck in the sandwich and uses it as a pen on the machine's touch screen to modify the program to his advantage.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: They've each got one predominant color: red, pink, green, blue, orange/yellow, and purple.
  • The Comically Serious: Zavok and Master Zik's attempts to come off as intimidating are usually ruined by their teammates's wackiness.
  • Cowardly Boss: Zeena in her first fight. She never attacks directly and runs away when Sonic forces her out.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: All of them have this to some extent.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Zeena is the least feral looking.
  • Dangerous Forbidden Technique: Zor is able to use powers so dark and forbidden that none of the others dare use them.
  • Dark Action Girl: Zeena.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Zavok has his moments.
  • Delinquent Hair: Zazz sports a purple mohawk.
  • Disc One Final Boss
  • Disney Villain Death: Zavok and Zor both get baked in lava.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Wanting revenge for being enslaved by Eggman? Understandable. Destroying the world and stealing its energy to do that? Overkill.
  • Dragon Rider: Zavok's boss fights involve him riding a robotic dragon.
  • The Dragon: Unwitting ones to Eggman at the beginning of the game, kept in line by the Cacophonic Conch.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the Wii U version. Well, you fight the Deadly Six fair and square, but the main issue are the deaths themselves. Zazz, Zomom, Zeena, and Master Zik are killed in-game rather than in cutscenes and they die like regular enemies. Zor and Zavok's deaths are a little more climatic, as they're baked in lava, but even then there's no big send off. They just... up and die. Though Eggman's line at the end of the game implies that they may not be gone for good.
    • Subverted in the 3DS version. They merely fly away after their final battles.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Once Eggman's Cacophonic Conch is kicked away by Sonic.
    Zavok: Strike, brothers! Make the fool pay for our abuse and enslavement!
  • Dumb Muscle: Zomom.
  • The Eeyore: Zor.
    Sigh... giving bad news is the one thing I actually enjoy.
  • Emo Teen: Zor's got the attitude and the look to match. The "teen" part, though, is pretty much out of the table.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Zavok does appear to genuinely respect his master.
    Master Zik: It would seem the peaceful days of tending my garden will have to wait while I take care of these matters the rest of you cannot.
    Zavok: Please, Master Zik; this is not something you should trouble yourself with. It's beneath you.
    • It also seems to be his relationship with the others as well. They all seem to be on a first name basis with each other, Zavok even calling them his brothers at one point. And though they do frustrate them at times, he never mistreats them. Though he's not above physical punishment if they severely disappoint him, as mentioned by Zazz.
  • Evil Albino: Zor.
  • Eviler Than Thou: The Six prove to be a greater evil than Eggman once they break free from his control.
  • Evil Is Petty: Zeena calls out Sonic for runing her nails during their last fight.
  • Evil Laughter: Zavok does this on occasion.
  • Evil Mentor: Master Zik is Zavok's master.
  • Evil Old Folks: Zik is the oldest of the team.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Zavok and Zomom.
  • Expy: Hmm, a Quirky Miniboss Squad of six aliens that work for the Big Bad. Sounds like a certain band of Dragon Ball Z villains.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Zomom is said to "eat everything in sight" and threatens to eat Sonic and Eggman at different points.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: It might not be an actual death (it's not really clear what happens to the Zeti in the end), but Zor falling into lava and welcoming it seems pretty messed up.
  • Fangs Are Evil: Zavok, Zazz, and Zeena. Though hers is more of a case of Cute Little Fangs.
  • Fat and Proud: Zomom will freely admit he's big. He won't react well to anyone else calling him fat, however...
  • Fat Bastard: Zomom, again.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Zor.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: Zeena, who is always seen painting her nails and values them above everything else.
  • Five-Bad Band: Although all of them are somewhat on equal footing.
    • The Leader: Zavok. He's the main instigator after the group betray Eggman.
    • The Dragon/Evil Genius: Master Zik is Zavok's chief adviser as well as his mentor. He's also the one who comes up with the plan to set a trap for the heroes in hopes of forcing them to their side.
    • The Brute: Zazz and Zomom are the most "hands on" when it comes to combat.
    • The Dark Chick: Zeena and Zor are the least physically imposing of the group, after Master Zik anyway.
  • Flat Character: All of their characterizations are rather minimal. They consist of long-established personality archetypes and little else besides that. Critic reviews panned them for this.
  • Flaying Alive: During his second fight with Sonic, Zazz explicitly threatens to skin him alive.
  • Flight: Zor during his second boss battle. The 3DS version gives them all the ability to fly.
  • Fragile Speedster: Zazz. He's fast enough to keep up with Sonic, but is weak without his Moon Mech backing him up and doesn't take many hits to defeat.
  • Genius Bruiser: Zavok and Master Zik are very strong and very smart. Notably, they set a good trap to capture Sonic, which is only foiled by Tails` intervention. Zavok also spends most of the game taunting Sonic over his continuing failures to save anyone.
  • Get Back Here Boss: Zavok's second boss fight combines this with Ring Out Boss. Sonic and Zavok fight on top a robot dragon and after taking damage, Zavok will retreat to another part of the robot. The final leg of the fight involves Sonic attempting to knock him off the robot dragon.
  • Glass Cannon: Though Sonic only starts fighting Zor pretty far into the game, he never requires more than three hits to take down. His second-most fragile teammate, Zeena, maxes out at six.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Zavok mainly uses his fists in battle.
  • Goth: Zor, with his gloomy expression, white skin, combover purple hair, and general "woe is me" personality, brings this to mind.
  • Hair Flip: Zeena does this at times.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Zazz has the shortest one of the lot.
  • Hartman Hips: Zeena has a bit of them.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Zavok is voiced by Relius Clover.
  • Hollywood Magnetism: The Six have the innate ability to manipulate electromagnetic fields, allowing them to take control of machines.
  • Horned Humanoid: All of them, though Zavok has the largest ones and Zomom has the most.
  • Hot-Blooded: Zazz.
  • In a Single Bound: They are all capable of leaping incredible heights and distances. The 3DS versioon gives them the ability to outright fly.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Master Zik. Zavok seems to be able to do this as well, though it may be a result of becoming more powerful via Eggman's planet-draining machine.
  • Ki Attacks: Master Zik can do them, as can Zazz and Zomom when hopped up on Earth's energy.
  • Knights of Cerebus: Yea, the name isn't just for show. They nearly killed Sonic's world (and by extension Knuckles & Amy) by sucking it dry, and very nearly came close to turning Tails into a mindless drone. Even Sonic isn't joking around much anymore by the time he confronts them.
    • Laughably Evil: Unlike many previous examples in the series, however, they're evidently quirky and get in a lot of laughs along the way. By Word of God they were described as made to "bring a sense of danger and humor" to Sonic Lost World'' and they do it quite well.
  • Large Ham:
    • You can tell Liam O Brien was having fun with Zazz, as in every scene he's in he chews the scenery all the way.
    • Zavok, though more subdued than Zazz, has his moments. Par the course when you're voiced by Travis Willingham.
  • Lean and Mean: Zazz is the thinnest of the six.
  • Leitmotif: They have three variations of it:
    • One that's jazzy (played in their Zone 2 fights).
    • one that's orchestrated (played in Zone 4 fights and Zavok's Sky Road Zone 2 fight).
    • A chaotic mix played during the refights in Lava Mountain.
    • Zavok has his own leitmotif when fighting him in Sky Road Zone 4 and in the Lava Mountain refight before he turns giant.
    • And aside from their collective Leitmotif, they each have their own themes that play in cutscenes.
      • Zavok is accompanied by a sinister violin theme.
      • Master Zik's theme sounds like woodwind music that plays in Kung Fu movies.
      • Zazz has a Punk Rock theme that befitts his rock star appearance.
      • Zomom has a tuba that plays in his theme.
      • Zeena's Leitmotif is accompanied by a Sexophone.
      • Zor's theme is a somber piano mix of the Deadly Six theme.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Zavok and Zomom stand out as the physically strongest of the Six and are much faster than their sizes imply.
  • Make My Zeti Grow: Zavok's final fight with Sonic has him growing to a giant size while chasing him up a tower.
  • Me's a Crowd: Zor can make shadowy copies of himself.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: Zik is the oldest and shortest member of the six.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Zeena, despite not having any real "attributes".
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Oh, surely these "Deadly Six" guys wouldn't hurt a fly?
  • Narcissist: Zeena in spades.
  • Never Say "Die": Averted. With all of their colorful euphemisms, they help the whole game avert this trope and make damn well sure you know it.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: These guys wouldn't be out of place in Rayman Origins.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Zazz, who gets all up in Sonic's face during the cutscene before their second fight.
  • Not So Different: In the Japanese version, Zor states that he and Sonic are very alike.
  • Obviously Evil: Zavok and Zazz do not look like the members most likely to cuddle Cream the Rabbit.
  • Older Than They Look: You thought Zik was old? Zazz is 127 years old!
  • Old Master: Zik is this to Zavok. He's even sometimes known as Master Zik.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: The Six plan to use Eggman's unstable Extractor machine to drain all the energy of Earth at once, destroying the planet itself as revenge for their imprisonment.
  • Our Demons Are Different: They're based on oni.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Zazz, who's tongue constantly hangs from his mouth.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Zor's right eye is obscured by his hair.
  • Personality Powers: Some of the Six have powers that reflect their personality.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Zik is the smallest of the group, yet is just as deadly as the rest.
  • Planet Looters: Eggman's plan was to use his Extractor machine to drain the planet's energy and power his machines, but as it was unstable, he decided to drain a little bit at a time. The Six plan to use the machine to drain all of the planet's energy at once, thus destroying it and making themselves stronger.
  • Playing with Fire: Zavok can shoot fireballs during his final fight with Sonic.
  • Prepare to Die:
    Zavok: Your fate is to be destroyed. Why don't you just accept that? Lie down and die!
  • Punny Name: "Zavok" sounds similar to "havoc".
  • Puzzle Boss:
    • Zeena's first fight with Sonic. Zeena hides in snowmen during the fight and Sonic must destroy them all to draw her out. If he takes too long or hits a snowman with a bomb on it, the snowmen will reset, forcing him to start over.
    • Zor's fight in the 3DS version combines this with Timed Mission. Sonic is given 44 seconds to launch himself out of a cannon and attack Zor's Owl Mech and knock him to the ground or Zor will fire his laser. Compounding the difficulty is that he surrounds himself with fake Owl Mechs to confuse him.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad
  • Ragin' Cajun: Zazz sports a slight, but noticible Cajun accent.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: An Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy, an Old Master, an Ax-Crazy Blood Knight, an Extreme Omnivore, a nihlistic goth, and a narcissistic Alpha Bitch.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Zeena.
  • Really 700 Years Old: All of them are at least a century old, yet still look fairly young (except Master Zik, who's over a millenium old).
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Zazz has magenta skin.
  • Recurring Boss: Each of the Deadly Six are fought three times throughout the game.
  • Recurring Element: A demonic monster who otherthrows Eggman as the Big Bad. However, this time there's six of them, and it happens at the beginning rather than the end. May also count as one in relation to Generations, as Eggman reclaims the Big Bad status from them after their defeat.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Six are all opposites of each other in some way. Bonus points in that they resemble actual demons.
    • Zavok is the red to Master Zik's blue, even reflected in their colors. And the two of them serve as the blue to the others' red.
    • Zazz is the red to Zomom's blue.
    • Zeena serves as the red to Zor's blue.
  • Restraining Bolt: Eggman tortures them with a Cacophonic Conch to keep them in line. Once Sonic kicks it away, the zeti bite back.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Zavok.
  • Sadist: All of the Deadly Six display some level of sadism, though Zazz stands out among them as the most sadistic.
  • Sarcasm-Blind: Zeena, who takes Zavok's fake compliments and Sonic's Backhanded Apology at face value.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: Zor always says the word "sigh" rather than just sighing whenever he talks.
  • Sequel Hook: At the end of the game, Eggman says he'll find the Conch and control the Zeti again, implying they may not be gone for good. The theory is further supported by the 3DS version, where they fly away after their final battles with Sonic.
  • Sexophone: Part of Zeena's Leitmotif.
  • Shock and Awe: Downplayed, Zeti have the ability to control electrons. This is how the Deadly Six are able to control Eggman's machines.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Zomom's Signature Move.
  • Shout-Out: Zavok. Let's see... spiked accessories? Check. fire powers? Check. The ability to grow to giant size? Check. Looks like Zavok has a bit of Bowser in him.
  • Slasher Smile: Zazz's default expression, complete with a vicious laughter.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Zeena.
  • Something About a Rose: Zor carries a blue rose with him at (almost) all times.
  • Spikes of Villainy: Zazz, Zomom, and Zavok all wear spiked accessories. Zavok also has spikes on his body.
    • Zazz also has small spikes on his back. And lest we forget the fact that all six of them have horns.
  • Spin Attack: Zomom can spin himself around as an attack. Zeena also swings a snowman head around like an Olympic hammer in her boss fight.
  • The Starscream: They initially served under Dr. Eggman, but rebel against him after he loses his means of controlling them.
  • Straw Nihilist: Zor is this trope in spades. He's constantly depressed, never smiles, doesn't care if he wins or loses, and is apparently suicidal.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: It appears that all Zeti have yellow sclerae.
  • Super Strength: While all of them have this to varying degrees, Especially when they're hopped up on Earth's energy, Zavok and Zomom stand out.
  • Two Words: Obvious Trope: As Zomom eats his giant sandwich;
    Sonic: One word of helpful advice: diet and exercise.
    Zomom: That's three words!
  • Turned Against Their Masters: While initially working with Eggman, they very quickly decide to rebel. They also invoke this on Eggman's badniks.
  • Tunnel King: Zomom can burrow underground at tremendous speeds.
  • Vanity Is Feminine: Zeena.
  • Villainous Glutton: Zomom very clearly embodies this vice.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's not really clear what happened to them after their final encounters with Sonic. At least in the Wii U version. In the 3DS version, all of them are shown flying away after being defeated at Lava Mountain.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Master Zik will call out Sonic when beaten for the final time.
    Master Zik: You've beaten an old man. Are you proud?
  • Why Won't You Die?: Both Zavok and Zeena say this at different points.
    Zavok: Your fate is to be destroyed. Why don't you just accept that? Lie down and die!
    Zeena: Seriously still here? Why won't you just die?! Ugh! You're like a cockroach with a horrible fashion sense!
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Zavok's cyan ponytail/unibrow. And Zazz's purple mohawk, Zeena's green Rapunzel Hair, and Zor's purple fringe.
  • Youkai: The Six are based on oni, and are known in Japan as "the Six Oni".
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Zazz's above quote.