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|This group exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
Badniks are a group that appears in the Sonic Boom franchise. They are the robot line that serves as the military backbone of Dr. Eggman's robot legions. The units consist of three mass-produced models designed for the purpose of overwhelming the enemy with numbers. Though easily replenished, they are expensive to produce and not very tough.
The Badniks are based on regular non-anthropomorphic animals and are entirely mechanical. They are designed with a number of armaments and basic skills and can be equipped with extra gear. However, they are not very powerful and extremely fragile as a well-aimed whack is enough to disable them.
On the most part, Badniks possess a limited artificial intelligence, being completely silent and near-mindless drones that solely work for Eggman. However, they do appear to possess some personalities of their own, having showcased festive and celebrative gestures on a number of occasions. As per their programming, they will only obey orders after being threatened. Each unit can also receive power remotely from Dr. Eggman's lair.
On countless occasions, the Badniks have been deployed against Team Sonic and its members, only to quickly be destroyed by the heroes one way or another. When not fighting, the Badniks otherwise reside at Dr. Eggman's Lair, guarding it and aiding Dr. Eggman with his projects. Additionally, Eggman would put a number of his Badniks up for sale for other parties, such as T.W. Barker and his circus.
The Badniks were the primary guests at the surprise party Eggman held for Orbot and Cubot where they enjoyed some festivities before Eggman brought them to a close. As Eggman later allowed Nominatus in on his systems, the computer virus took control of the Badniks to exterminate all life on earth and sent them to attack Eggman and his allies until Orbot and Cubot destroyed Nominatus. The Badniks were eventually abandoned when Eggman forsook technology, allowing the Lightning Bolt Society to take control of them and send them on random rampages. However, the Badniks returned to Eggman once he reclaimed his lair.
Discontent with Dave the Intern service at Chez Amy, the Badniks were summoned by Eggman to destroy Dave and the restaurant. Thanks to Team Sonic though, they only accomplished the latter. Only a fraction of the badniks were later used to shoot Eggman's mind-enslaving movie, though the remainder joined the audience at its premiere. Because the movie proved to be a failure though, the Badniks were sent away by Eggman. Deviating from their regular assignments, the Badniks accompanied Eggman to the Valley of the Cubots to destroy the renegade Cubot prototypes. With Sonic and Tails protecting the prototypes though, they had to retreat.
Several Eggman Industries-branded Badniks would join a mission sponsored by Eggman to remove Knuckles as host of the Comedy Chimp Show as a part of a sponsor deal with Comedy Chimp. However, they left after a battle with Team Sonic. Another time, when Eggman was stealing Tails' inventions using Hypno-bot, the Badniks protected Hypno-bot. While the Badniks were busy with Team Sonic though, Tails got Hypno-bot to stop the Badniks by making them dance.
Once he got a purplus in solar power, Eggman sent his remotely super-charged Badniks to attack the Village. While Team Sonic destroyed the Badniks, they alerted the Archipelago Homeowners Association to Eggman's illegal housing of robots. Eggman thus had to hide his Badniks from the association while he had them over for dinner to convince them he had no robots, or risk eviction. However, the Badniks went haywire from power overload during a thunderstorm and blew Eggman's cover. After avoided eviction by convincing the association that his Badniks were art, Eggman spent the night getting them under control.
One time, the Badnik came with Dr. Eggman to answer Tommy Thunder's "challenge" to Eggman on TV, but got destroyed when Sonic came to Tommy's aid. Another time, Eggman used his Badniks to ambush the Unnamed Village while Sonic was stuck on another plane of existence. As the Badniks overwhelmed Team Sonic, they were driven back once Tails got Sonic back to fight.
The Badniks have several times been deployed to battle Team Sonic, only to quickly be destroyed by the heroes one way or another. One time, hordes of Badniks were unleashed on the villagers during the Eggtoberfest when Eggman realized he could not buy the villagers' trust. However all the Badniks were crushed by Team Sonic.
Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom
In Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, all three type of badniks appear as enemies during the stages. Each badnik has their own attack patterns and can be destroyed with one hit.
- Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom is the first and only media to use the term "badnik" for these robots.
- In the second season, three new badniks and Bea the Bee will appears.
- ↑ Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom. Sega. Retrieved on 1 July 2015.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Van Liemt, Romain; Derrien, Christophe (21 February 2015). "The Meteor". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Polsky, Dave (15 November 2014). "Translate This". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (24 January 2015). "Dude, Where's My Eggman?". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Freiberger, Sam; Crede, Phaea; Shatraw, Justin (3 October 2015). "No Robots Allowed". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 46. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Watson, Mitch (22 November 2014). "Fortress of Squalitude". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 6. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Beechen, Adam (17 January 2015). "Guilt Tripping". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Polsky, Dave (14 February 2015). "Unlucky Knuckles". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 13. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Banker, Mark; Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (7 February 2015). "Circus of Plunders". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 12. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Raut-Siezac, Natalys (25 April 2015). "Let's Play Musical Friends". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 23. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reed (16 May 2015). "Eggman Unplugged". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (13 July 2015). "Chez Amy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 27. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Freiberger, Sam (21 July 2015). "Eggman the Auteur". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 33. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Grenier, Benoit (24 July 2015). "Beyond the Valley of the Cubots". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 36. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (5 September 2015). "Late Night Wars". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 42. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Van Liemt, Romain; Grenier, Benoit (26 September 2015). "Robot Battle Royale". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 45. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (29 October 2016). "Tommy Thunder: Method Actor". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 53. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Grenier, Benoit (3 December 2016). "Alone Again, Unnaturally". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 56. Boomerang.
- ↑ Sonic Boom #5, "Eggtoberfest!"