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Beta is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is a computer virus and one of the minions of Nominatus. Alongside Retro, he aids Nominatus in his attempts to conquer the world.
Beta is a large and muscular humanoid with black skin, white eyes with purple sclera, a gray face, and a purple-glowing mouth. He has a roundish torso with a broad chest, large and thick arms, big hands, fairly small legs by comparison, and gray two-toed feet. He also has purple-glowing pattern-stripes on his body. These include outlines below his chest and down his belly, stripes on the sides on his abdomen, and circles on his shoulders. Finally, he has a pair of pointy, vertical ears. For attire, Beta wears a pair of metal wrist cuffs with purple spikes on them, and a matching spiked belt with a skull-emblem as a buckle.
Stuck in cyberspace, Beta would escape into the real world with Nominatus and Retro using Tails' Build-it Box to help Nominatus infect and conquer earth. However, the machine shrunk them when they emerged, so the trio had to take a dangerous trip to the machine's controls and rescale themselves. Beta then helped Nominatus bring his army and weapons into the real world with the Build-it Box, only to come under attack by Team Sonic, Ms. Tomatopotamus, Eggman and the Badniks. The trio tried to escape as they stood to lose, but were shrunk by the Build-it Box and captured by Eggman, who kept them trapped as his pets in his lair.
Although imposing in size, Beta is not very intelligent, slow on the uptake, and a bit of a klutz. However, he is nonetheless a loyal follower. Beta also appears to have a soft and vulnerable side to himself, as he often displays a meek disposition and appeared sad when Nominatus rejected any notion of friendship between them.
Powers and abilities
Beta is one of Nominatus' personal virus minions. Despite Nominatus treating him as dirt and giving him nothing but insults and neglect in return for his assistance, Beta serves Nominatus faithfully and refers to him as "boss" respectfully. A part of him, however, wishes that Nominatus considers him his friend.
- Dr. Eggman
- Team Sonic
- The word "Beta" is the second letter in the Greek alphabet and is also used to refer to the the last testing stage of software.
- ↑ Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (20 April 2017). Retrieved on 20 April 2017. “Alexander Soerensen: If I may ask, who voiced Beta and Retro in "Nominatus Rising"? / Bill Freiberger: The voice of Beta was @VOKirk and the voice of Retro was @RogerCraigSmith.”
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Raut-Siezac, Natalys (15 April 2017). "Nominatus Rising". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 75. Boomerang.