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As Sonic the Hedgehog is a series with Loads and Loads of Characters, it's best to split the character pages up for easier reading. Luckily, Sonic Generations separates the games into three distinct "eras": "Classic", "Dreamcast", and "Modern".

This page is for the side-characters that joined the cast in the "Classic Era", beginning with Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis.


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    Heavy and Bomb

A mechanical duo who appear in Knuckles' Chaotix. Heavy the Robot and Bomb have supposedly defected from their creator to work alongside the Chaotix Crew. They primarily serve as "dud prizes" in the Combi Catcher intended to slow the player down.

  • Action Bomb: Bomb.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only showed up in Knuckles' Chaotix and disappeared almost immediately afterward.
  • Flat Character: They have no known personality to speak of whatsoever.
  • Hair-Trigger Explosive: Bomb resembles the Bomb Badnik from Sonic the Hedgehog and, like them, is programmed to explode if he gets hurt by anything.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They have supposedly escaped from Dr. Eggman's control to help the Chaotix Crew.
  • Joke Character: Heavy is extremely slow and heavy, and Bomb would blow up on the player if he took a hit.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Heavy is completely indestructible. In fact, he can open monitors and destroy enemies just by walking into them. You could pretty much pick him up and run around with reckless abandon while holding him in front of you, barely suffering any damage. Taken into better effect if you break a monitor that's showing him, or — more permanently — select him as your player character through the debug menu.
  • The Load: Their primary purpose is to slow down the player.
  • Only One Name: Heavy is known as "Heavy the Robot" in the manual, but Bomb is just Bomb. Somewhat averted via unused content — they were meant to be choices in the initial character select screen, where their names were listed as Heavy the Mechanic and Bomb the Mechanic.

    Bean the Dynamite

A bomb-happy bird created by Sega's AM2 division that made his debut in 1996. He later appeared as an unlockable character in AM2's crossover fighting game Fighters Megamix and as secret character in AM2's soccer game Virtua Striker 2. He also cameo'd as a capsule toy alongside other Sonic characters in Shenmue and its sequel, both developed, again, by AM2. He has since made a cameo in Sonic Generations and a boss fight in Sonic Mania.

    Bark the Polar Bear

Another character created by Sega AM2. Bark also made an appearance as an unlockable characters in Fighters Megamix. Akin to Bean, Bark has made only a few cameos since Fighters Megamix.

    Honey the Cat

Originally Dummied Out out of the original arcade and Sonic Gems Collection versions of Sonic the Fighters, Honey the Cat was reintegrated into the game as a secret character for the Updated Re-release on Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. She is directly based on the Ensemble Dark Horse character of the same name (though known as Candy outside of Japan) from Fighting Vipers, another Sega AM2 fighter.

  • Ass Kicks You: Copies a few moves from Amy that do this, likely because the original Honey also made use of this herself.
  • Combat Stilettos: Though not quite as high as the original Honey.
  • Ditto Fighter: The majority of Honey's moves are copied from Knuckles, but her running attacks come from Amy.
  • Dummied Out: Until the HD release, she was only playable through hacking of the original arcade version, albeit in an incomplete form. Her model data was completely removed from the Sonic Gems Collection port, making it impossible to play as her in that version.
  • Expy: Basically Honey from Fighting Vipers as a cat.
  • Guest Fighter: An odd half example, being essentially a transplanted Fighting Vipers character, but not quite the actual character herself.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a red headband and tuft things.
  • Image Song: Not officially, but the theme for Sunset Town is generally regarded as her theme, considering that it is a scrapped song from a scrapped stage that may have possibly been hers.
  • Mythology Gag: The idea for Sonic the Fighters was formed after a character designer added Sonic and Tails to Fighting Vipers as a joke. The two games even use the same engine. Being blatantly derived from a Fighting Vipers character, Honey brings things full circle.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Has a full head of hair that is a completely different color from her fur in order to better match up with her source character.
  • Not Quite Flight: She can use the wings on the back of her dress to glide.
  • Promoted to Playable: Reconstructed. Honey was supposed to be playable in Sonic the Fighters originally, but was Dummied Out. The HD rerelease recoded her and made her an unlockable fighter.
  • Secret Character: Though a quick look at the achievements or trophies lists reveals her presence, and that a simple button press is all that's needed to unlock her.


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