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    Dr. Eggman 

Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik

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Voiced By: Mike Pollock (English), Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese; former), Kotarou Nakamura (Japanese; current)

A self-proclaimed super villain, rather than ruling the planet Eggman wants to bulldoze a lovely village on an island to build a theme park called Eggmanland - in the circumstances probably more of an island resort. Despite this, he is not very (read: at all) effective at his job. He and Sonic, despite considering themselves archenemies, are more of friendly enemies than anything.


  • Absentee Actor: He doesn't appear in "Battle of the Boy Bands", "Fire in a Crowded Workshop", or "Cabin Fever".
  • Abusive Parents: His father was very oppressive, or so he says. Is quite telling he created a robot mother to feel unconditional love.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Traditionally, the Eggman has looked like a walking egg, being so fat as to be almost spherical. This Eggman looks like an inverted egg, having a narrower waist and broad shoulders, as seen in his picture here.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: While he was already a pleasant man to talk to aside from his lust for world domination and hatred of Sonic and friends in the games, Eggman is nicer here than in the mainstream games. Examples include actually becoming friends with Amy over "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies," and helping Tails hook up with Zooey in "Tails' Crush." In "Don't Make Me Angry" Eggman displays genuine heroism when he willingly resets the clock on the 48 straight hours of calmness he must endure for the effects of the Purple Rays to wear off (and what's more he only had a few minutes left to wait), in order to transform into his adorable little animal form (which he loathes) and thus becoming small enough to dive into a trash compactor and save Beth, risking his own life in the process.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Despite the slightly misleading title, "Hedgehog Day" is the most Eggman-centric episode to date; with the exception of one very small scene, the narrative follows him exclusively through the whole episode.
  • Accidental Misnaming: Eggman never once gets Knuckles' name right in the show. He calls him Nurples, Noodles, Nickles, and various other versions. It isn't certain if he's doing this deliberately or if he legitimately keeps forgetting. Either way, Knuckles never notices.
  • Affably Evil: As always, Eggman is an Evil Genius. But damn if he isn't friendly, right down to wanting to improve the living conditions in his own prison cells:
    Dr. Eggman: No wonder Sonic hates when I capture him; this is really unpleasant. Next time I design a trap, I should include some amenities like magazines, beverage dispensers, shuffleboards- stuff to make the prisoners feel welcomed and appreciated.
    • There's also one episode where he makes sure there are no scheduling conflicts when scheduling his next attempt at Hedgehog-cide.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Sonic and his friends, natch.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: As with his canon counterpart, his body is egg-shaped (though it's inverted in this case).
  • Badass Bookworm: Wouldn't be Eggman without being an Evil Genius.
  • Badass Mustache: A staple for the character. It's Sonic threatening to remove it in "The Meteor" that gets him to switch back to his own body.
  • Bad Boss: While he doesn't physically abuse Orbot and Cubot, he does belittle, demean, and insult them frequently. Taken Up to Eleven in "Strike!".
  • Bald of Evil: As usual, he's completely bald.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: While arguably the most buffoonish incarnation of the doctor so far, he doesn't quite fall into Harmless Villain territory. If anything, his unthreatening demeanor makes it continuously easy for him to dupe or surprise attack the heroes with a Not So Harmless attack.
  • Big Bad: As usual, he's the main villain of the show.
  • ...But He Sounds Handsome: In "The Meteor", Sonic and Eggman's minds switch bodies when they both touched said meteor at the same time. When Sonic tries to confront Eggman at Sonic's shack, Eggman talks about how cool, smart, etc. he is to his friends, like he's a worthy adversary. Sonic's friends laugh, mistaking this for Sarcasm Mode.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Eggman makes no pretense about being a villain and revels in the evil acts he commits.
  • The Cavalry: After learning that Nominatus is loose in the real world in "Nominatus Rising", he shows up with an army of Badniks to assist Team Sonic against the Caterpixels.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: He named a robot with claws designed to chop and pince at enemies "Burnbot", and defends the name choice anyway.
  • Cool Shades: He wears a pair of Lennon Specs that make him look more threatening and smart as usual.
  • Complexity Addiction: In "The Evil Dr. Orbot", Eggman has to take an evil test to get a license granting him permission to perform evil deeds. He spends nearly the entire test on a train question (Read: question one) featuring a train full of helpless civilians heading towards a missile by using complicated equations and factoring wind resistancenote  just to solve it. Because of this, he fails the test after finally finishing it at the last ten seconds.
  • Composite Character: His design is a mix of his Classic (both Japanese and US) and Modern design, being somewhat shorter, though still a fair bit taller than Sonic, but having a "refined" look similar to the one introduced in the 3D installments as well.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check:
    • He's willing to sell inventions and mass-produced robots to other never-do-wells. Would explain how he's able to fund his operations.
    • On top of that, the tomato sauce he makes for the sake of one of his schemes is apparently genuinely delicious. He could've made a killing if he legitimately became a tomato sauce tycoon.
    • Similarly, the robotic staff he creates for Meh Burger purely as part of a petty revenge scheme were legitimately a serious improvement to the restaurant, which could have made him quite rich had he simply sold more of these to other chain locations. Eggman really seems to be well-suited to the food industry.
    • "Blue with Envy" shows he really wants to open an amusement park so he can make a fortune. It's even lampshaded when it's noted to not sound evil at all.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Eggman has a lot of sass on him this time, evident in the ending of "Multi Tails" when Tails thanks his friends for saving him, he has this to say:
    Eggman: "Actually, you needed me. Your friends just made things worse."
  • Demoted to Extra: While he is a major character in Rise of Lyric and the TV show, Shattered Crystal only gives him a brief speaking appearance — he doesn't even make a cameo in person! After Metal Sonic is defeated, he isn't seen or mentioned again for the rest of the game.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: When he comes to live with Sonic in Can An Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?, he brings Orbot & Cubot with him, because in his own words, they're family. And according to Word of God, though he'll never admit it, they're the closest thing he has to friends. Also played straight when he befriends Amy in "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies" over a shared interest, to the point where he willingly gave up on an evil scheme to salvage their friendship. "Mombot" is about Eggman creating a mother figure and in the end, he can't bring himself to kill her.
  • Evil Gloating: He has a bad habit of announcing his plans or immediate next action which causes his latest evil plan to fail.
  • Evil Is Hammy:
    Eggman: "I'll be back, with a new robot! Wh-who has an accurate name! With super laser eyes! And it'll feed me ham! Eeeeevil ham...."
  • Evil Is Petty: In keeping with the comedic tone, some of Eggman's schemes in this show are... pretty small time. He doesn't seem to be out to Take Over the World more so than he wants to destroy Sonic and the gang, but even then, most of the other schemes he pulls are usually either for outlandish reasons or just him being a dick for no particular reason. Examples include:
    • In "Buster", he creates a fireman robot at the beginning of the episode to attack the village and has the robot do things like put a baby walrus in a burning house or putting a kitten in a tree.
    • In "My Fair Sticksy", he uses a ballot bot to stuff the ballot box with votes for him so he would win an award. When he doesn't win regardless of his cheating, he decides to have his robots attack the gala.
    • In "Fortress of Squallitude", he hires and later kidnaps Amy... to force her to redecorate his lair so he'd be on the cover of a magazine that features evil lairs.
    • In the beginning of "Double Doomsday", he cuts in line at the local burger joint with Dave's help and then mocks Sonic when Dave not only gives Eggman his order first, but intentionally gives Sonic the wrong order.
  • Evil Laugh: He does these in his sleep.
  • Fan Boy: Of Shadow's, as "It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog" proved. Eggman even stops mid-battle to get a selfie with (a very annoyed) Shadow.
  • Flaw Exploitation: One of this incarnation's most defining competent qualities is his ability to assess and manipulate all the heroes' shortcomings to assist his plans. This is especially evident in "Designated Heroes" where he easily goads all of them into "playing fair" by attacking one at a time, tricking each and every one of them through their eccentricities.
  • Friendly Enemy: Eggman is really more of a rival who provides an occasional challenge to the heroes than the world conquering dictator he tries to be in other continuities. When he's not trying to destroy them, he is surprisingly friendly with them, particularly Sonic & Tails, even if he annoys them with his attitude.
  • Genius Ditz: As always, Eggman is incredibly intelligent and a master of building robots, but lacks any sort of common sense.
  • Goal in Life: "Blue with Envy" shows that his most evilest plan is to open an amusement park.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Like his modern game counterpart he wears goggles in addition to his shades but never actually uses them.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: Subverted. The main impetus of "Can An Evil Genius..." has Eggman staying at Sonic and Tails's house when his lair is seemingly destroyed by a storm. However, it's revealed to be a ploy so Eggman could tire them out and then destroy them with a robot named Obliteratorbot. Funnily enough, the only one who suspected this was Sticks. Sadly for Eggman, his lair ends up destroyed for real when Obliteratorbot malfunctions.
    • Played straight in "Cowbot". While waiting for the titular, reprogrammed robot to very slowly reach Eggman's lair, Sonic and Tails (guilted by Amy) help Eggman upgrade his defense systems. Then, while still waiting for the Cowbot to reach them, pass the time together by eating snacks, watching movies, playing games, etc.
    • Also played literally straight in issue 6 of the comics, where Eggman invites Sonic and friends to compete in a 'friendly' Go-Karting Competition.
    • He spends most of "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies" playing the titular game with Amy.
    • Also played literally in "If You Build It, They Will Race".
  • Hidden Depths: Mentions taking spinning classes, having been in an improv troupe, and seems to have an in-depth culinary knowledge, being both good at cooking and running a food review blog. The episode "Role Models" also reveals he has multiple Grammy nominations.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • In the boss fight with him in Rise of Lyric, Sonic and co must grab and toss his missiles back at him with the Enerbeam to stun him.
    • In "Can an Evil Genius...", his plan was to stay at Sonic and Tails's place and tire them out so he could destroy them with his Obliteratorbot, but the robot malfunctions and destroys his lair for real.
    • In "Buster", He took control of Sticks' pet Buster using a special bone. Sticks, however, manages to tame Buster and use him to defeat Eggman once again.
    • His hulking robot in "Translate This" is taken down by Knuckles hitting its own photon bomb into its eye.
  • Hypocritical Humor: In the comic's final issue, he makes fun of Tails for talking to a robot he built... while talking to Orbot.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Eggman mentions he's pretty lonely a few times and at least part of him wants Sonic and the group to be his friends.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Even moreso than his mainstream counterpart. To the point that even Amy feels sorry for him.
  • It's All About Me: He confesses in "Eggheads", "I only want what's best for me!".
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In "Tails' Crush", out of all the characters, it's Eggman who finally tells Tails that the best way to talk to women is to just be comfortable being yourself, and you'll never get anywhere trying to act like anyone else. When Tails questions why he's trying to help him, Eggman claims the Bro Code comes before "the whole enemy thing".
  • Jerkass to One: Is an Affably Evil villain, but is verbally abusive to Orbot and Cubot.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In "Dude, Where's My Eggman", he throws a special party for Orbot and Cubot "to improve their morale". He then confesses that he had them do all the work then erased their memories to make it a surprise.
  • Laughably Evil: He's so comical that even Sonic doesn't take him seriously.
  • Mad Libs Catch Phrase: When he tells his robots they know what to do and they do something besides attack:
    Eggman: No, you [synonym for "fools"]! Attack!
  • Mad Scientist: Well you'd certainly be mad to give a robot that only uses claws a name like Burn Bot.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Eggman has several times managed to sweet talk the heroes or fool them with false assurance of friendship.
  • Not Helping Your Case: In the beginning of the episode "Buster", Eggman initially denies that the evil fireman robot is his, but then points out the evil irony in making a fireman-shaped robot and later cheers it on. He eventually admits he did create it.
  • Non-Indicative Name: He's introduced as doing this at the beginning of the first episode with Burn Bot, which is rightly lampshaded and mocked by Sonic. He then subverts it when he takes Sonic's words to heart and makes the name more indicative... by adding flamethrowers. His other robots tend to be more on the nose.
  • Not Me This Time: Subverted in "Buster", where he claims the Anti-Firefighter robot isn't his, but soon admits he did make it, but played straight in "Blackout", where Team Sonic accuses him of causing the blackout, but he really didn't.
  • Not That Kind of Doctor: He admits that he's not really a doctor.
  • Odd Friendship: He enlists Amy for help in several episodes, and even gives up on a petty evil scheme so they can keep playing Fuzzy Puppies together. Neither let it get in the way of business, though, and he detests the idea of actually living with her.
  • Opaque Lenses: His glasses are like this.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: As always, Eggman has the mind of a genius, but the emotional maturity of a five-year-old.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's this to Amy after "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies." While they still recognize each other as enemies when on the clock, they're friends over a common interest when off the clock.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: "Can An Evil Genius..." reveals he wears pink pajamas.
    • Said pink pajamas make their triumphant return in "Cowbot". In Eggman's own words: "I wasn't expecting company today".
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: The lavender cat-like creature Eggman transforms into in "Don't Make Me Angry"
  • Robot Master: As per usual.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Generally when he's attacked, for a reason or another, by his own robots.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Eggman would rather live outdoors than bunk with just Amy. When left alone with her after "Can an Evil Genius...", he runs away screaming.
    • Even he shares the same dislike of Amy's advances with Sonic.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • Of all people, for Tails and Zooey. He's the only one who gave Tails good advice on his crush.
    • Based on how many times he talks about it, he's arguably one for Sonic and Amy.
  • Shockwave Stomp: One of his attacks during the boss fight with him.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Eggman is the focus or heavily featured in almost every episode, even ones he plays next to no role in. This results in him overshadowing Sonic and Tails as well as reducing Knuckles, Amy and Sticks to near minor character status. This is likely linked to Mike Pollock's admittedly hilarious comedic timing.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: Eggman would be a lot harder to fight if he didn't keep firing malfunctioning missiles at the gang.
  • Taught by Experience: He eventually learns the downside of Evil Gloating "the hard way" and weaponizes it against Nominatus in "Nominatus Rising" after the titular antagonist glorifies a speech detailing that once he starts a command on Tails's laptop, he'll summon an invincible army of Caterpixels to ensure his victory. This gives Eggman an absurd amount of time to shoot the laptop out of his hand and calls Nominatus out for not securing his victory before giving an evil speech.
  • Team Rocket Wins: "Chez Amy" actually ends with Eggman succeeding in destroying Amy's restaurant.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs: Insists that he be called "Eggman" and not some other variant like "Egghead".
  • Token Human: The only human in the TV show, despite some of his relatives being mentioned.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the "Eggheads" episode of the show, after eating a cookie with Sonic's DNA. He fights on his own after that, double-teaming with Sonic in a Homing Attack barrage. He also temporarily Took a Level in Kindness during it, due to Sonic's DNA.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His body remains egg-shaped, but he looks more like an upside-down egg now.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Parodied in "Don't Make Me Angry." After a failed science experiment in an attempt to mirror The Incredible Hulk, he ends up transforming into an adorable creature every time he gets angry.
  • Vague Age: According to Word of God, he's "as old as you think he is."
  • Villains Out Shopping: One episode plot has him playing a Pretty Puppy MMO with Amy. He's also seen at Mehburger at various points of the series.
  • Villainous Rescue: Snipes Lyric from behind with his half-working mech when the protagonists are ensnared by their Enerbeam modules during the final boss battle in Rise of Lyric.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Implied in "New Years' Retribution":
    Eggman: If you'd paid attention in Evil Scientist School, in a desperate attempt to get your father's approval, you'd know that... ah, can't we just skip ahead to the part where I destroy you?
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes??: Dr. Eggman is absolutely terrified of ghosts, despite ghosts not being real in this universe.
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    Lyric 

Lyric the Last Ancient

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"The time has come to finish what we started one thousand years ago. Now go forth, and destroy every plant, every animal — everything that lives and breathes. Then, together, we will build a glorious world. Rise, my warriors!"
Voiced by: Patrick Seitz (English), Jurota Kosugi (Japanese)

A new snake cyborg villain, who acts as the Big Bad in both the portable and console version of Sonic Boom. In Rise of Lyric, Sonic and the gang accidentally free him from an ancient prison, and he immediately resumes his plot to activate an army of giant, killer robots with the Chaos Crystals. Meanwhile, in Shattered Crystal, he kidnaps Amy Rose and forces her to seek out pieces of the titular crystal for nefarious ends.


  • And I Must Scream: He was conscious for the duration of his time in cryostasis...
  • Antagonist Title: Rise of Lyric.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Sonic in Rise of Lyric due to Sonic traveling to the past and foiling his original betrayal of the Ancients.
  • Artificial Limbs: As part of his appearance.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Manages to block Sonic's Spin Dash because he had already seen Sonic attack him with it when Sonic traveled to the past.
    Lyric: A thousand years later and you're still predictable.
  • Badass Bookworm: Rivals Eggman and Tails in this regard.
  • Barrier Warrior: The boss fight with him in Shattered Crystal has him surrounded in a green barrier. However, he has to momentarily deactivate it to attack.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: In Shattered Crystal he can fire laser beams and missiles from his tail. In Rise of Lyric, he can use it as a weapon in its own right.
  • Big Bad: Of the video games.
  • Big "NO!": Screams this when Knuckles rips out and throws away his control unit.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: After cornering the gang at the Sky Citadel and forcing Amy, Knuckles, and Tails into a Sadistic Choice where they either hand over the crystals or he kills Sonic. He nearly kills Sonic, but doesn't stay to check to see if he's dead. Moreover, he doesn't even bother finishing off Amy, Tails, or Knuckles. It bites him in the tail later when they reach his lair.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He's never even mentioned in the TV Series the game is ostensibly a prequel to, has no role in Fire & Ice, and his character profile was eventually removed from the official website. What's more, Sega mandated to Archie Comics that Lyric was not allowed to appear in the Sonic Boom comic. All of this makes it unlikely that the character is ever going to show up again in the Boom sub-franchise.
  • Cyborg: He's one part snake, one part robot.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: He contracted a fatal disease from studying the Chaos Crystals, forcing him to construct a cybernetic armor to keep himself alive.
  • Darker and Edgier: According to GameXplain, Lyric was designed to be a much darker, more "rough" villain than those who came before him, intended to shift the game's target audience to older gamers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At times. Mostly to Eggman. And he's so good at it, he doesn't even have to speak. When Eggman first meets him and tries to force him into working for him with his own robots, Lyric tosses him a deadpan expression and presses the button on his torso to retake control of his robots.
  • Despair Event Horizon / Sanity Slippage: Started edging towards this the longer his imprisonment dragged on.
    • Occurred even before his betrayal to the Ancients. The reason why he's so evil is that studying the Chaos Crystals sickened his body to the point that he had to construct his cybernetic shell just to stay alive, despite what he was told by the other Ancients. Thus, the primary reason he wants to eliminate all organic life is because he feels he cannot trust anything that is not robotic.
    Lyric: "Did [the Ancients] warn me that working to unlock the power of the Crystals would make me sick? Did they warn me that their feeble organic medicines would never be able to heal me?.. No, they didn't! I had to make this to keep myself alive! Technology is the only thing you can trust. Which is why I'm going to rid this world of all organic lifeformsand rebuild it, piece by robotic piece."
  • Disney Villain Death: At the end of Shattered Crystal, Shadow kicks him out of the airlock and he falls out of the sky.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Lyric's research of the Crystals made him sick beyond the Ancients' ability to help and they began to eat at his sanity, so there's the chance they took the Crystals partly out of concern for his health. Interpreting this as a betrayal, his response is to build a robot army, complete with Sentinels, to destroy all organic life in the world as he feels he cannot trust anything organic.
    • After losing one of the Chaos Crystals in a game of Keep Away with Sonic and co, Lyric retaliates by taking control of Metal Sonic and ordering him to raze half of Slowpoke Isle.
  • Drop the Hammer: During the final battle, one of his attacks is to telekinetically lift a large hammer and slam the ground with it.
  • Evil Genius: Moreso than Eggman and Tails.
  • Evil Overlooker: Is on the top right-hand corner of the cover for Rise of Lyric.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He speaks with a really deep voice that sounds slightly robotic. Though it's par for the course when voiced by Patrick Seitz.
  • Eviler Than Thou: When Eggman approaches him, claiming himself to be Lyric's new boss, Lyric promptly seizes control of his robots, whom Eggman had found and reprogrammed to work for him, with the simple press of a button, reducing Eggman to his minion. Later, when Eggman, having anticipated Lyric's betrayal, sics Metal Sonic on him, Lyric just hacks into Metal and turns him against Eggman. Word of God even confirms that Lyric was specifically designed to be a darker and more threatening villain than Eggman.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Implied. The end of Rise of Lyric has the levitation unit on his armor shorted out, his control module ripped out, and himself tied up by Sonic's Enerbeam and unable to move. If his armor runs out of power before that module does, the rest of his life will be very miserable indeed.
  • Final Boss: Of Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal.
  • Flight: He can fly through the air through a levitation unit in his Powered Armor. It shorts out once all the Crystals are reclaimed in Rise of Lyric, and is rendered permanently offline when Sonic ensnares him via Enerbeam module.
  • Flunky Boss: The final battle with him in Rise of Lyric has him summoning robots to assist him.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Exceeding Eggman and Tails in this regard. He created his armor, Q-N-C, MAIA, his robots, and can take control of any electronic device by pressing the button on his armor.
  • Genius Bruiser: A Robot Master and more than capable of handling himself in a fight.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: His imprisonment prior to Sonic and co. finding him has done wonders to his sanity...
  • Hand Blast: Can fire green energy blasts from hands.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard:
    • Twice in Rise of Lyric. The first time he meets the gang, he ties them up with an energy rope and leaves them to rot in the tomb he was imprisoned in. Tails reprograms it and creates the Enerbeams from them. He tries it again at the end of the game, but Sonic uses his module to tie Lyric up.
    • In Shattered Crystal he brainwashed Shadow into working for him. Shadow breaks free from his control and kicks him out of the airlock on his ship.
  • Ironic Echo: To Sonic. Due to a Stable Time Loop.
    "You and I have unfinished business."
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Having Metal Sonic raze Slowpoke Isle after Sonic and co play Keep Away with the crystal.
    • Having his robots nearly kill Sonic after Amy and the others give him the crystals in exchange for his safety.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The story gets more serious when he's around. This is especially near the end where he nearly kills Sonic. Word of God even stated he was explicitly designed to be one.
  • Last of His Kind: According to his profile on the official Sonic Boom website, Lyric is the last of an ancient civilization whose people devoted themselves to peacefully controlling the world's resources. When Lyric was released from his imprisonment a thousand years later, most of them are pretty much dead.
  • Never My Fault: He blames the Ancients for his incurable condition when it was his own reckless experiments with the Crystals that caused it.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: There is a striking difference between him the other, more stylized characters, with Lyric looking slightly more realistic, presumably to highlight his darker aspects.
  • Obviously Evil: You mean the cybernetic snake with the deep voice is evil? What a shocker...
  • Omnicidal Maniac:
    Lyric: "I will rid this world of all organic life, and rebuild it... piece by robotic piece."
  • Post-Mortem One-Liner: After having his robots nearly kill Sonic.
    Lyric: Our unfinished business, is finished.
  • Powered Armor: Handling the emissions of the Crystals made him sick to the point the other Ancients could not help him, so he built it as life support.
  • Prehensile Tail: It helps that he has a robotic hand attached to it.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Appears to be a snake cyborg equipped with a mecha-suit giving him functional arms, as well as a gripper attachment replacing his tail.
  • Revenge: Against Sonic for some unspecified reason. A huge twist in the early part of Rise of Lyric is that it was Sonic and Tails who foil Lyric's original betrayal of the Ancients and lead him to be imprisoned in the first place.
  • Robot Master: Arguably matches or exceeds Dr. Eggman in this area. He created Q-N-C and aims to create a robotic army powered by power crystals to destroy the world.
  • Rubber Man: In Shattered Crystal, his arms can stretch in a similar manner to the Enerbeam.
  • Running Gag: Every time Eggman tries to intimidate him with a new robot, Lyric would always take control of it with the control module on his armor. Works the first two times, backfires the third time when Eggman creates a mech with manual controls.
  • Sadistic Choice: Pulls one near the end of the game. He forces Tails, Knuckles, and Amy to give up the crystals or he'll kill Sonic. The gang does, but he nearly kills him anyway.
  • Satan: Played with. He not really infernal or anything, but it's been mentioned that one of the deciding factors in his design was the snake in the Garden of Eden.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was locked away in cryostasis for over a millennium; he is unleashed in the present day when Sonic and his friends come to the island on which he was imprisoned.
  • Snakes Are Evil: Gee, I never would have known...
  • The Sociopath: Feels no empathy towards anyone or anything, views everyone around him as expendable tools, and is utterly ruthless in achieving his goals.
  • Sssssnaketalk: Surprisingly averted. While he does occasionally hiss like a regular snake, he talks like a normal person.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: In Shattered Crystal, if he didn't have to deactivate his barrier to attack, he'd be unstoppable.
  • Technopath: Lyric can take control of any artificially intelligent being by pressing the blue button on his armor. However, it doesn't work on machines with manual controls such as Eggman's mech. He loses this ability when Knuckles tosses the button away at the end of the game.
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: How he gets dispatched in "Shattered Crystal".
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: He was forced to partly do this to himself when he was dying from the emissions of the Crystals and the Ancients's medicines couldn't heal him. His main goal is to tear down the world and rebuild it into a place full of gears and metal, whether the heroes as well as everyone living in it are willing to let him or not.
  • Villain Team-Up: Briefly teams up with Eggman in Rise of Lyric, but it's a tenuous partnership and after Eggman's failures, he breaks it off and takes control of Metal Sonic.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In Rise Of Lyric, It's unknown what happens to him at the end of the game. The last we see of him is him tied up by Sonic's Enerbeam module. He had best hope that module runs out of power, especially before his armor does.

    Sentinels 

Sentinels

Gigantic robots appearing only in Rise of Lyric that were constructed by the Ancients and / or Lyric; it's never made explicitly clear. Their presence is seen throughout the game, as the ruined remains of a few of the robots are scattered throughout the world. However, Lyric knows the location of several well-preserved and functional Sentinels. The only thing preventing him from using them in his quest to exterminate all biological life is a lack of energy to power them up. Fortunately for Lyric, the Chaos Crystals are such a supply of energy.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They are never mentioned again after Rise of Lyric, and since Lyric is exiled from continuity by a Sega mandate, it is likely they will never appear again.

    Metal Sonic 

Metal Sonic

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Sonic's robotic double created by Dr. Eggman. Though he was initially a game-exclusive character, he eventually appeared in the show near the end of season 1.
  • Back from the Dead: Eggman uses Lyric's control module to reboot Metal Sonic in The Stinger.
  • Chest Blaster: Retains the ablity to fire lasers from his chest, which he uses to blow up the road you fight him on.
  • The Dragon: To Eggman, as usual. He leads a horde of ancient robots under Dr. Eggman's control before Sonic and Company slip into Lyric's prison. He soon becomes Lyric's dragon when he takes control of him.
  • Evil Knockoff: Of Sonic, as usual.
  • Flat Character: It seems he has been made similar to how his mainstream counterpart started in Sonic CD — a mindless, but powerful Badnik who resembles Sonic and who challenges Sonic simply because he was created to do so.
  • Flying Brick: As always.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: In Rise of Lyric, Sonic and the gang have to chase Metal when he makes off with one of the crystals.
  • Glowing Mechanical Eyes: Not only are they red, but his eyes have an ominous glow whenever he's activated.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: During his first appearance in the show, Sonic defeats him by overloading the particle accelerator he was using with a well-thrown horseshoe, causing it to explode and send him flying away.
  • Knight of Cerebus: A downplayed trope, since he certainly doesn't stop the humor entirely, but his first appearance in the show has shades of this, since he's played as a legitimate threat to Sonic and there aren't any jokes at his expense. His second appearance in the season 2 finale makes him even more so, as he easily battles Sonic, Shadow, and Team Sonic with ease (though it helps that he had data of all of them); it's only through Team Sonic's teamwork that they're able to win. Him being silent also helps.
  • No Mouth: As per usual, he has no muzzle.
  • Now It's My Turn: After no selling all of Knuckles punches in "It Wasn't Me, It Was The One-Armed Hedgehog!", he shoots a single blast of energy at Knuckles, knocking him out.
  • One-Man Army: He's strong enough to take on Team Sonic and Shadow by himself. By the time Team Sonic succeeds thanks to a coordinated attack, Shadow and Amy are already down.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Razed half of Slowpoke Village on his own.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: When powered by the particle accelerator from "It Wasn't Me, It Was The One-Armed Hedgehog!", not even Knuckles' punches can harm Metal Sonic.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has red eyes just like always.
  • Super Speed: He's a clone of Sonic, after all.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: Metal would be a lot harder to defeat if he didn't toss those bombs at the gang.
  • Three-Point Landing: The Stinger for the Wii U gamescom trailer has him landing in such a manner, his fist and weight causing the ground to crack under him.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was already insanely dangerous, but after Eggman updates his programming with mo-cap recordings from Sonic's group and Shadow he becomes far too strong for even Shadow to defeat despite Shadow being basically unstoppable up to that point. Sonic and friends only manage to win by pulling off a coordinated attack.
  • The Voiceless: As always, Metal is completely silent and doesn't even make the beeping noises his mainstream counterpart makes.

    Shadow 

Shadow the Hedgehog

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Likes: Random acts of sociopathy. Dislikes: Team-building exercises, shoddy craftsmanship.
Voiced by: Kirk Thornton (English), Koji Yusa (Japanese)

Sonic's long-time rival from the main series; he appears in Rise of Lyric and Shattered Crystal, in the latter initially brainwashed into working for Lyric. On the TV show, he's a rather famous lone-wolf villain.


  • Adaptational Badass: He was already badass, but in Rise of Lyric, he fires off rounds of Chaos Spears and Chaos Blasts with very short recharge periods and without Chaos Emeralds or any other apparent power supply. He can also turn invulnerable and harmful to the touch temporarily and is as fast as ever. He can blink across the arena as well.
    • The TV show also shows Shadow as a badass villain that even the other bad guys think is dangerous. Eggman Fan Boys over Shadow when he shows up at Eggman's lair, and Shadow continuously knocks Eggman and his robots around while fighting Sonic at the same time.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Shadow was never a saint, but he wasn't malicious and had several close friends. This version of Shadow is an arrogant bully who mocks Sonic for relying on his friends and wants nothing to do with them in the games. In the TV show, he's also a Knight of Cerebus, being a villain that even intimidates Eggman, and knocks everyone else out of the way so he can fight Sonic one-on-one.
  • Adaptational Villainy: A lot more of an abrasive jackass in this universe, especially when he picks fights with the heroes. A far cry from the pragmatic Anti-Hero his modern counterpart is like.
  • Anti-Hero: Of the vicious variety, believing justice must be achieved by any means necessary.
  • Art Evolution: Of all the returning characters, Shadow's overall design has changed the least. He has a few extra quills with long red hand guards over his gloves, but he still looks very similar to his other appearances.
  • Badass Arm-Fold: Has a tendency to do this when he's annoyed, or feels like something's beneath him. Which is often.
  • Badass Boast: He says one during The Stinger of the trailer for Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.
    Shadow: (to a hologram Lyric) Why don't you come here and face me?
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever talk bad about or trick Shadow, or else he will tear you to pieces or even destroy the universe.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: After his boss fight in Shattered Crystal, he vows to get revenge. After the final boss fight, this ends up helping the group as he takes out Lyric's back-up robot and kicks him out of his airship.
  • The Comically Serious: In the TV series, he "participates" in Eggman's team building in the loosest sense of the word, showing up and mocking the rest of the villains, keeping his responses very dry. And then of course there's his response to landing on and destroying the poorly-made cabinet the team had spent all day working on:
    Shadow: Your shoddy craftsmanship brings shame upon all hedgehog-kind. And for that, you shall perish!
  • Demoted to Extra: Shadow was a major supporting character in the main series and even had his own story arc that chronicled his Heel–Face Turn. Here, he's just a shallow jackass with no importance to the plot at all.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Considered one In-Universe.
    Lightning Bolt Society Member: Who's he?
    Eggman: He's only the second-most popular character in the whole canon!
  • Evil Is Petty: In Rise of Lyric, he picks a fight with Sonic and Tails purely because he considers their belief in The Power of Friendship to be a sign of weakness.
    • At the end of Season 2 of the show, Shadow was shown a poorly edited video of Sonic dissing him so he attacks Sonic and friends. Then, when Sonic tells Shadow the video was a fake, he goes after Eggman. Then he decides to destroy the world for...some reason.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Shadow doesn't consider Dr. Eggman and the Lightning Bolt Society true villains, and refuses to work for Eggman again after being humiliated in "It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog".
  • Expy: Games Shadow vs Boom Shadow has been described as "Half-Vegeta vs Full Vegeta".
  • Fatal Flaw: His I Work Alone attitude. To the point where Metal Sonic makes a fool out of him and Sonic in the Season 2 finale because he refuses to cooperate.
  • Flat Character: Shadow's personality in the games is rather minimal. He's basically a cocky, shallow jackass who antagonizes Sonic for no other reason beyond "because I can." It doesn't help that he has no relevance to the plot other than being a boss fight.
    • The TV show doesn't expand much on him either, instead treating him as the 'competent villain' and not much else.
  • Forgot About His Powers: He doesn't even try to teleport the entire time he fought Metal Sonic, despite spamming that ability in the fight right before it.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Up to Eleven so much, it's practically parodic. He literally only exists to fight Sonic. He has zero backstory and his appearance is unexplained, but for whatever reason, he wants to kick the crap out of Sonic.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: His role in Rise of Lyric is one boss battle, and a cameo at the end of the game. There's no context given to his appearance, either; Shadow shows up, Sonic beats Shadow, and Shadow leaves.
  • I Work Alone: In contrast to the teamwork theme of the series. Even when he and Sonic teamed up to fight Metal Sonic, he shoved Sonic aside when the two ran side-by-side. Surprisingly, the episode doesn't end with him sucking up his pride and going with Sonic's plan. Instead, Team Sonic defeated Metal themselves and then Shadow decided to destroy the universe.
  • Jerkass: He's even meaner than his Sega counterpart, which is saying a lot. He challenges Sonic to a boss fight in Rise of Lyric after taunting him about relying on his friends.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: According to the wiki at least.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Out of all the antagonists in the TV series, he's the most serious and threatening. In his debut episode, he gives Sonic a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown. In Season 2, he's able to handle all of Team Sonic with no trouble at all. Ironically, he seems to be a soft parody of this, with Eggman fawning over him specifically because of how "edgy" he is.
    • Word of God is that a major problem with implementing Shadow into the series was doing it without making him into a joke or taking over the show.
  • Lighter and Softer: In the main series, he is a traumatized and pragmatic Anti-Hero, who was forced to watch his 12-year-old surrogate sister shot to death and goes through constant struggles. Here, he's simply a Jerkass with a superiority complex, like one would see in a Saturday Morning Cartoon. While he is a Knight of Cerebus in both canons, here, he doesn't have the tragic backstory of his main series counterpart, and is simply a standard villain who seems to dislike Sonic just on principle.
  • Mind Control: Lyric sneaks a mind control device on him to make him work for him in the prequel comic. Sonic and co. snap him out of it.
    • It ended up being cut, but this would've explained why he was so aggressive in Rise of Lyric as well. The Japanese version sorta references this by applying a robotic filter to his voice for all but his last appearance, which had the effect of making him appear to be an android.
  • Mythology Gag: Shadow's Chaos Control in the TV series is identical to how it appeared in the opening of Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Forces.
  • '90s Anti-Hero: Much more so here than he is in the main series outside of his own game. He's a cold-hearted, antagonizing Jerkass that scoffs at concepts such as friendship and teamwork, belittles other characters for relying on them, and does whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: His specialty. Once he starts fighting, he will not stop until his opponents are completely incapable of fighting back. Unfortunately for him, Metal Sonic is the same way.
  • Nominal Hero: To call him a hero (or even an Anti-Hero) is stretching it, as he literally has no heroic traits. He just happens to have a grudge against the game's main villain.
  • Not Bad: When he reappears at the end of Rise of Lyric, he sees that Sonic and the team have already defeated Lyric. Evidently, friendship wasn't as worthless as he thought, but this is all he says on the subject.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: "It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog" has Shadow flatly refusing to take part in Eggman's team building, staying very quiet the whole time. During the fight with Sonic, Shadow keeps the banter to a minimum.
  • Older Than They Look: According to Word of God, Shadow is around 50, and Thornton voices him that way.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: After being humiliated by Metal Sonic, he attempts to destroy the universe.
  • One-Man Army: He absolutely destroys Team Sonic, all by himself.
  • Only Sane Man: In Eggman's group of villains, he's the only one to take the entire thing seriously. His reasoning is never stated, but he makes good on it.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He admits that Sonic and his team were "not bad" after they defeated Lyric together, and leaves without any further incident.
    • Despite being extremely irritated by it, he allows Eggman to take a selfie with him in the show.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Gets one of these when throwing Lyric out of the airlock in Shattered Crystal:
    Shadow: I said I'd find you.
    • He gets in another one in "Eggman: The Video Game Part 1".
    Tails: Shadow? What are you doing here?
    Shadow: Fox hunting.
  • Revenge: Shadow doesn't have goals as much as he has grudges. In Shattered Crystal, he has a grudge against Lyric for putting him under his control. He makes good on it at the end of the game.
    • At the end of Season 2 of the show, he wants revenge on Sonic and friends as Eggman had showed him a poorly edited video of Sonic saying bad things about him. He then wants revenge on Eggman for tricking him. And finally, he wants revenge on the whole world... because he's fed up with all of it.
  • The Rival: To Sonic, as usual. He's far more antagonistic about it than in the main series however, actively challenging and insulting Sonic for no reason other than to antagonize the Blue Blur.
  • Time Travel: His preemptive attack on Sonic in Rise of Lyric has him jumping from the present to the Ice Age to prehistoria. He finally emerges again at the game's end.
  • Villain Has a Point: He doesn't consider any of Eggman's group to be villains, saying they do nothing but waste time. The likes of Dave the Intern prove him right.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He openly views Sonic's reliance on friendship and teamwork as a sign of weakness, picking a fight with him and Tails in Rise of Lyric solely because of this.
  • The Worf Effect: Shadow, who previously manhandled with ease the entire Team Sonic, is curb-stomped by Metal Sonic.
  • Would Hit a Girl / Would Hurt a Child: Shadow is just as brutal with Amy, Sticks, and Tails as he is with Sonic and Knuckles.

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    Orbot and Cubot 

Orbot and Cubot

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That's Cubot on the left, and Orbot to the right.
Eggman's much-abused mechanical assistants. Personality- and appearance-wise, they are largely unchanged from their incarnations in the main Sonic universe, which basically means that Orbot = Smart, and Cubot = Dumb.
Voiced by: Kirk Thornton (Orbot) and Wally Wingert (Cubot)

  • A Day in the Limelight: in "Dude, Where's My Eggman".
  • Anti-Villain: To be honest neither of them are actually evil, they just work for Eggman because he created them. In fact outside of Eggman, they're proved to be rather kind.
  • Ascended Extra: Orbot and Cubot have more prominence in Sonic Boom than their game counterparts do, they even get A Day in the Limelight once in a while. It also expands a little upon their creation; Cubot is in fact a recurring failed model of Eggman's. He settled for his last, slightly more intelligent build, before reworking their design to make Orbot.
  • Brutal Honesty: The character site describes both of them as speaking "without a filter".
  • Butt-Monkey: Whenever they get any focus in the TV show, it's usually so Eggman can belittle or insult them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Orbot, as usual.
  • Do Androids Dream?: Humorously averted in the TV show.
    Eggman: "They don't get tired! They're robots! They have no souls!"
    Orbot: "Hey!"
    Cubot: "He's riiiight…"
  • Dumbass Has a Point: In "Lair on Lockdown", Cubot suggests to Sonic why the final password he put in didn't work was that caps-lock is on. He turns out to be right.
  • Enemy Mine: Orbot is smart enough to know when to ask Sonic and company for help whenever one of Eggman's ill-conceived schemes blows up without leaving his island lair.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: After successfully conning Amy out of money she was saving up for her charity of giving sweaters to penguins so they could post bail for Eggman, they end up crying about what they've done and hand Amy back her money and the paltry amount they raised beforehand.
  • Hidden Depths: Like Orbot, Cubot understands Morse code, but hasn't spoken or translated it much ever since he dated a teleprompter once.
  • Minions With An F In Evil: As mentioned above in Anti-Villain, neither of them are actually evil, and are just following orders but without any malice intended.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: In "Buster", they rob a warehouse wearing crudely-drawn Sonic & Tails masks.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: In "The Evil Dr. Orbot", Orbot downloads an evil textbook into his system, becoming this. He easily proves to be more effective than Eggman though Sonic and his friends still prove to have the upper hand.
  • Punny Name: Orbot is shaped like an orb. Cubot...you get one guess what he's shaped like. Try to figure it out without looking at the picture provided.
  • Spiritual Successor: In-Universe: In "Valley of the Cubots", it's revealed that Eggman got so frustrated over not being able to make a perfect Cubot that he just stuck with the latest version and moved onto the superior Orbot line, making Orbot technically the perfect Cubot.
  • Tears from a Stone: In "Dude, Where's My Eggman", they shed tears thinking Eggman is dead.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Eggman. As much as he abuses them, they'll always stay with him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While Cubot is mostly the same as his other incarnations, Orbot is, compared to the mainstream video game and Archie Comic continuities, much nicer and kinder. He's always polite, pleasant, and the few times he does snark, it's usually too subtle to be noticed.
    • Took a Level in Jerkass: Orbot became genuinely evil in "The Evil Dr. Orbot", which also caused him to become verbally abusive to Cubot. Cubot, having enough, rebooted Orbot, reverting him back to his kinder self.

    Badniks 

Badniks

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The Badniks, plus Burn Bot.
Eggman's army of mass-produced (and shoddily-made) robots that Sonic 'n' Pals battle most often. Come in three flavors: One-wheeled ladybug robots named after Sonic 1's Motobug, flying Bee Bots based on the innumerable bee and wasp robots from the games, and unnamed crab robots probably inspired by Sonic 1's Crabmeat or Sonic 2's Shellcracker.
  • Adam Smith Hates Your Guts: Even though Eggman remains a fantastical mad scientist in the show, he complains frequently that Sonic and Cohorts' constant bashing against his robot mooks is driving him to the poorhouse. May be the reason why he sells them out to other villains occasionally.
  • Mecha-Mooks: They're disposable, easily destroyed robots that make up the bulk of Eggman's forces.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: ALL of them. Doing any sort of damage to them, no matter how nominal, results in them breaking down.
  • Took a Level in Badass: All three types have some sort of way to increase their efficacy.
    • The Motobugs can be equipped with attachable missile launchers, which combined with their impressive speed, makes for some dangerous hit-and-run tactics.
    • The Bee Bots become much more of a threat if they actually swarm together like bees, causing confusion and panic. The only time Sonic and Comrades are seen fleeing from Eggy's mookbots is when encountering such a swarm.
    • The crab robots have very strong pinchers with pathetic reach. However, if they grab a weapon with better range (like Amy's hammer), then they can become close-range juggernauts.
  • The Voiceless: Natch.
  • Lady Not-Appearing-in-This-Game: The Badniks don't feature in Rise of Lyric or Shattered Crystal. Instead, Lyric's robots serve as mooks.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Lampshaded by Amy in "Give Bees a Chance", who actually wonders what happens to the robots and their remains after Eggman loses a battle. It's revealed that Orbot and Cubot stay around to clean up.

    Burn Bot 

Burn Bot

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One of Eggman's robots. It debuts in the television primer and was heavily featured in promotional materials for the show.

    Obliterator Bot 

Obliterator Bot

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One of two giant robot mechas that Eggman deploys regularly. This robot is bipedal and its arms can be modified to hold different kinds of attachments.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Perhaps the most versatile of Eggman's robots, Obliterator Bot is able to have its arms replaced with various tools, such as a giant drill.
  • Foil: Somewhat to Eggman's other giant mech, the Mega. Obliterator Bot is relatively more nimble and adaptable than the incredibly heavy Mega, but lacks the Mega's raw strength. Also, because Obliterator Bot is bipedal, it's far easier to disable it. Therefore Obliterator Bot depends more on missiles and other projectiles to take out opponents from afar.
  • Killer Robot: Its usual role.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Very subtle, but it's there. As with all of Eggman's robots, Obliterator Bot is destroyed and rebuilt so often that this is inevitable. The differences are usually as small as minor paint job alterations, but a fairly major upgrade is one that allows it to shoot small missiles from its chassis.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Orbot and Cubot were in charge of at least some of its construction, resulting in a few defects, the most serious of which is a faulty vocal feedback system that misinterprets "destroy Sonic and his four friends" as "destroy [Eggman's] island fortress".

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    Froglodytes 

Froglodyte

A horde of villainous anthropomorphic frogs that live in the sealed-off Froglodyte Caves below Seaside Island.
  • Meaningful Name: See Punny Name below.
  • Punny Name: "Frog" and "troglodyte", the later meaning "a person who lived in a cave"
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: They were trapped underground for a long period of time, twice.
  • Super Strength: While they aren't as strong as Knuckles, a single froglodyte could destroy a food cart with a single half-hearted slap.
  • The Bus Came Back: No one was expecting to see these guys again from their season 1 appearance, becoming at least recurring villains.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In there second appearance they use their superior numbers to swamp Sonic and his team.
  • Zerg Rush: Will use this to their advantage.

    The Mega 

The Mega

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Eggman's other giant killer robot. He's distinguished from his counterpart in that he moves via tank treads, possesses a single cyclopean eye, and is 7% larger than any of Eggman's previous robots. Unlike Obliterator Bot, he's almost entirely used for destructive purposes. An updated version of this robot, the Giant Robot, later appeared in the series, although its appearance and abilities are near-identical to its predecessor.
  • The Brute: Fulfills this role in Eggman's robotic legion.
  • Cyber Cyclops
  • Foil: To Obliterator Bot. The Mega is a lot slower than Obliterator Bot, but makes up for it by packing a stronger punch, possessing better armor, and being nearly impossible to stop via tipping over. In fact, whenever Sonic's group fights the Mega, most of the time they only defeat it after detaching or breaking some critical component or by some sort of indirect method. However, the Mega's lasers seems to have a poorer range than Obliterator Bot's homing missiles.
  • Living Battery: The first robot in the new Giant Robot line was directly powered by Sonic's speed, via a pair of irremovable shoes Eggman tricked Sonic into wearing. This led to its demise, however, as Sonic simply increased his speed until the energy output overloaded the Giant Robot's systems.
  • Mighty Glacier

    Dave The Intern 

Dave the Intern

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A teenaged anthropomorphic nutria that has an unhealthy admiration for evil geniuses. In the episode Double Doomsday, he works at local fast-food joint Meh Burger but later becomes Dr. Eggman's intern. After getting fed up with the menial tasks the Doctor keeps dumping on him, he actives one of Dr. Eggman's numerous doomsday devices. Later episodes also show him as part of an evil (and highly bumbling) group of villains called "The Lightning Bolt Society".

Dave's introduction on the show is about the point at which the series dropped the Negative Continuity that it had touted prior to its premier, and instead adapted a loose continuity, especially in regards to reoccurring characters.


  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Has a moment of this in "Next Top Villain", when his Mother interrupts his "video manifesto" that he records after accidentally capturing Eggman—
    Dave: Sonic! As your new arch-nemesis, I challenge you to battle! COWER IN FEEEAR, BEFORE MEEEEE—
    Dave's Mother: David! Come upstairs and try on your new pyjamas! I got the ones with the race-cars you like!
    Dave: (In an incredibly whiny tone) Mooooooooooooooom! You're embarrassing me during my manifesto!
  • Basement-Dweller: Lives with his mother, at least until he accidentally destroys her house. May be justified in that his age is pretty ambiguous, and he may very well be a teenager.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He managed to build a deep-frier robot in “Robot Battle Royale.”
  • Burger Fool: Initially works at one. The habits he's picked up there are difficult for him to discard.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father isn't shown alongside his mother in "Next Top Villain", and Dave mentions in "Robot Employees" that his mother has a boyfriend. And according to Word of God, he asks his mother everyday about what his father was like, implying that his father either died or left them.
  • Evil Is Cool: invokedOh, he thinks so.
  • Evil Is Petty: Like the rest of "The Lightning Bolt Society", he is usually unable to cause any serious harm to our protagonists.
  • Freudian Excuse: Word of God implies that a bad home life is what made Dave become a villain.
  • Geek Physiques: Is tall and lanky even for Sonic Boom's standards.
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: He's a part of "The Lightning Bolt Society", whose various ideas of evil are gluing coins to the ground and pointlessly pouring juice from a juice box into a glass.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Lady Walrus, curiously enough. As "Bro-Down Showdown" shows us, he doesn't put labels on his 'bro-lationships'.
  • Lazy Bum: To the point where it seems he's dedicated to doing his job wrong while still having customers.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: Next Top Villain reveals him to be asthmatic.
  • No Respect Guy: Vies for the position of series's biggest Butt-Monkey with Fastidious Beaver.
  • Odd Name Out: His name isn't Dave, or Dave the Nutria. It's always Dave the Intern. Sonic even keeps calling him this even after he's no longer Eggman's intern.
  • Pet the Dog: On the giving and receiving end in "Chez Amy". First, Amy lets him take a job at her restaurant after Eggman blows up Mehburger; later, after Sonic and the crew rebuild Mehburger, he thanks them with burgers on the house. Amy's has a living fish in it, though.
  • Shout-Out: In Next Top Villain, he wears a cape and helmet in his dream sequence (and a cardboard box cut and decorated with marker pens to look like it) that are dead ringers for the ones worn by Magneto, and he does an impression of Darth Vader when he accidentally captures Eggman and imprisons him in his basement.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Although he is quite capable as an inventor and an evil mastermind, he still tends to oversell himself and bite off more than he can chew.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Incredibly, Dave's mom not only fully supports her son's efforts to be an evil mastermind, but chastises him for not making more of an effort to be evil. After Dave accidentally destroys her house using one of Eggman's hijacked robots, she's moved to tears by how proud she is that her son would commit such an evil deed!

    T. W. Barker 

T. W. Barker

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A Con Man dog who tricks people in order to get what he wants. He stole Eggman's ride without paying in one episode, and trapped Sonic and friends in his circus in another.
Voiced By: Kirk Thornton

  • Amoral Attorney: When he was representing Dr. Eggman in court in Don't Judge Me.
  • Bad Boss: His previous circus performers didn't leave due to illness, they escaped.
  • Con Man: His stock-in-trade. In his very first appearance, he tricks Orbot and Cubot out of Eggman's vehicle by giving it a test drive before paying, and then never coming back. He later offers Sonic and the gang jobs as circus performers, and then locks them up so they can't leave. He even managed to con Dr. Eggman out of his lair and everything it it—including his Badniks!
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Briefly appears in Dude, Where's My Eggman, long before he gets a starring role in a later episode. Also doubles as an Establishing Character Moment.
  • Faux Affably Evil: While well-spoken, charismatic, and intelligent for a character on Sonic Boom, his "friendliness" is all an act.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a canine, and "barker" is another term for ringmaster.
  • Nice Hat: A top hat.
  • Only in It for the Money: Unlike Eggman, who's evil for the sake of building his dream amusement park or dealing with petty annoyances, and Dave, who's more or less in it For the Evulz, T. W. Barker only seems to be driven to evil if there's money or material gain to be made in the process.
  • Repulsive Ringmaster: A greedy showman through-and-through. In addition to his circus, he's also attempted to show off Knuckles as a sideshow attraction and briefly turned Eggman's lair into a haunted house.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Unlike Dr. Eggman's to-the-point hamminess, Barker loves to flaunt his vocabulary.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Literally. He purchased tech from Eggman who was selling it on TV.

    Nominatus 

Nominatus

A super-virus obsessed with logic and order who "befriends" Eggman for his own ends.
Voiced By: Wally Wingert

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: A living computer virus.
  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: The Thin to Beta's Big and Retro's Short.
  • Logic Bomb: The sheer nonsense that Orbot and Cubot spout over the course of their impromptu "Rock, Donut, Thursday" match is what ends up defeating him in his first appearance.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Desires to wipe out all lifeforms because they inhabit a world that's "messy and illogical". Unlike Lyric, he seems to be doing this partly out of evulz.

    Retro and Beta 

Retro and Beta

Nominatus' lackeys.
Voiced By: Roger Craig Smith (Retro) and Kirk Thornton (Beta)

  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Beta's the Big and Retro's the Short, while their boss is the Thin.
  • Dumb Muscle: Beta is strong, but dimwitted, which his boss berates him for.
  • Punny Name: They're both named after terms related to early games, Retro for games based on older styles and Beta for Prototypes of games, fitting for digital character related to an episode based on gaming.

    Morpho 

Morpho

A shapeshifting robot who was created by Dr. Eggman's doppelganger from another dimension. He usually appears in his "Steve Eggman" form, which is pretty much like Eggman's.

    Charlie and Belinda 

Charlie and Belinda

A married couple who were just once law-abiding citizens till Knuckles kept "helping" too much, driving Charlie into a Face–Heel Turn after finding a mech suit and Belinda was happy to join in too.
Charlie is voiced by Kirk Thornton
Belinda is voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey

  • Arch-Enemy: Charlie considers Knuckles his, though Knuckles is a bit too dim to remember this.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: While Charlie is a Henpecked Husband, they have moments that show they truly do love each other.
  • Badass Bookworm: Charlie's dream job was researching the ancient civilization and now as a villain, he uses that knowledge to commit evil.
  • Battle Couple: At the end of "Sticks and Amy's Excellent Staycation", Charlie finds Belinda her own weapon.
  • Evil Is Petty: In "Sticks and Amy's Excellent Staycation", the first thing Belinda does after using Charlie's mecha is freeze Lady Goat as she doesn't like how she looks.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Knuckles attempts to "help" Charlie kept making Charlie's life worst till he became a villain in revenge. Belinda if anything is happier as a villain.
  • Henpecked Husband: Belinda is undeniably the one calling the shots.
  • Interspecies Romance: Charlie is a desert rat, Belinda is a goat.
  • Lady Macbeth: Belinda is undeniably eviler than Charlie and is generally the proactive one of the two.
  • Lean and Mean: Charlie's pretty thin and after his Face–Heel Turn isn't very pleasant.
  • Stop Helping Me!: What made Charlie turn to evil, each time Knuckles tried to help him it ended up making his life worse.
  • Unholy Matrimony: As an evil married couple, they are undeniably this.

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