Bat Brain in the original Sonic the Hedgehog.
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Bat Brain, also known as Basaran (バサラン), is bat-type badnik created by Dr. Robotnik. It first appears in the original 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog. These small badniks hangs on dark caves, waiting its victim to being bottom of it and attacks to him above.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)Edit
Bat Brain makes its first appearance in 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog, it can be found underground in Marble Zone. It hangs above the player but it can easily recognized from cavern's roof sections. It drops quietly down and starts to fly directly at the player.
These badniks can easily get in the player's way, especially in challenging platforming sections. Bat Brain can easily be destroyed before or after the landing with Spin Jump.
Sonic Jump (2012)Edit
After years later, Bat Brain makes appearance in 2012 remake of Sonic Jump, these badniks can be found at Blue Sky Zone. It appears like it did in the original Sonic the Hedgehog, hanging platforms and clouds below, until it drops and starts flying while the player is close to it. These badniks can only be defeated by jumping at it's underside.
Bat Brain, as its name implies, is a robotic bat that is commonly found roosting on high ceilings, their wings stretched over their bodies, showing only the tip of their blue head. Firm claws ensure the Badnik stays on the ceiling, until it finds a target in range, at which point it swoops down and flies using the engine on its back. Its wings, feet and engine are metallic gray in color, while its body is dark blue.
Bat Brain hangs on a ceiling, waiting for a target. When Sonic is spotted, it drops from its roost, unfolds its wings, and flaps towards him. It will cling onto another ceiling if it fails to do any damage. Bat Brain does not pose a huge threat and is easily dispatched.
Appearances in Other MediaEdit
Sonic the ComicEdit
Bat Brains have appeared in Fleetway's Sonic the Comic, being part of Doctor Robotnik's badnik army during his rule of Mobius. Because of different artists, Bat Brains appear sometimes slightly but sometimes with a drastically different look.
In issue 3's story Mayhem in the Marble Zone, Bat Brain along with others have lead Tufftee's friends to a pit in Marble Zone, who would later threat to drop Tufftee to the lava pool instead of crushing him. Because of Tufftee's strong nature, badniks instead send in the Badnik Processing Badnik to deal with him until Sonic spins into the action and destroys all badniks (including Bat Brain), saving Tufftee and his friends.
During the comics run, at an operating station on Flickies' Island Robotnik started to build another model of Bat Brains, that are more round shaped and dreadful-looking. Both models have appeared during the New Robotnik Empire's invasion.
Bat Brain also appears in the Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comics in early issues being part of Robotnik's badniks. However in miniseries issue 2, Several Bat Brains and Buzz Bombers were seen guarding Robotnik's airships, but were defeated easily by Sonic the Hedgehog. He's been one of badniks that has survived Sonic the longest. In issue 40 Bat Brain was second badnik that Sonic encounterd at Robo-Hobo Jungle. Like many others, it gets kicked out.
Drastically different, second model of Bat Brain appears in issue 146, as it is operated and sent by Doctor Eggman to inquire, spotting Bunnie Rabbot at the sight of the explosion, which had recently happened and sends Metal Sonic to investigate. This Bat Brain model hasn't been seen since.
Bat Brain appeared alopng side others at the Island of Misfit Badniks in issue 170. Sonic arrives at the island and defeats all badniks there but only fighting against Pseudo Sonic. Bat Brain itself was behind behind the "Bighorn Challenge," which sank the whole island. After Sonic defeats the Pseudo Sonic, Bat Brain along with other badniks starts to plan revenge by enlarging Pseudo Sonic. Bat Brain was the last of the badniks to fight under Caterkiller's lead. It first gets hit by Bottlenose, second comes from Pseudo Sonic and gets later crushed by Big Fluke.
Numerous Bat Brain badniks appear in issue 226 during the Genesis arc., as Sonic, Sally, Antoine and Rotor arrive at Marble Zone. As Antoine decides to hide inside a temple cavern, only to run out after a few seconds after being attacked by Bat Brains, only for each of them to be destroyed by Sonic.
The toy company TOMY has released a Bat Brain action figurine during the release of Sonic & Knuckles as it also includes a series of 21 Sonic figurines and these figurines came in packs of four under the Sonic & Knuckles label and were also released individually under a Sonic the Hedgehog label.
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- Bat Brain was supposed to appear at one point in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog, but was removed from the final game. However unused sprites of Bat Brain can be found from game's code of the Game Gear version. Along with Roller, Bat Brain is one of badniks that doesn't appear in the 8-bit version.
- Bat Brains in Sonic the Comic have some features that weren't included in games such as in issue 3 which includes one Bat Brain having a mouth and in issue 39 Bat Brains had seen firing lasers from their eyes; something that these badniks usually don't do.
- In issue 226 of Archie Comics, Bat Brain badniks don't seem to have ears at all for an odd reason.
- There is an enemy from the Super Mario franchise called "Swooper", which has a similar attack pattern.