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The Ancient Gears are objects that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are seven gear-like relics Dr. Eggman sought for his Mega Drive project.
The Ancient Gears, as their name suggest, are seven bronze-colored gears with runes on them and glowing line in their cardinal directions. They are said to possess an untold power.
Years ago, Dr. Eggman learned of the Ancient Gears and attempted to collect them to use them a power source for his Mega Drive. Searching the Eastwatch Islands, Eggman found three Ancient Gears, only to lose them to Sonic, Tails, Amy and Knuckles after a series of battles.