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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
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The Bike Chain Bandit[2] is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is an anthropomorphic opossum and a criminal maniac residing on Seaside Island. He gets his nickname from the numerous bicycle chains he carries around.

Concept and creation

The Bike Chain Bandit is loosely based on Mr. Hitcher from Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.[3]

Appearance

An unkempt character, the Bike Chain Bandit is a large anthropomorphic opossum with black fur, pink skin, a long pointy muzzle covered in grey fur, long cheek tuffs, and medium long ears. He also has messy hair on top of his head, crocked whiskers, a pink nose and tail, and a wide snaggletoothed mouth. Matching his deranged appearance, his right eye is blodshot and bulged while his left eye is kept half-closed. His pupils are also small and slit-like. For attire, he wears a grey trenchcoat with worn edges, light grey socks and gloves, and dirty grey and black boots. He also usually carries around a duffle filled with bicycle chains.

History

TV series

Season two

Sonic and Maniac Bandit

Sonic meets the Bike Chain Bandit.

Notoriously infamous, the Bike Chain Bandit went into Seaside Island's forests to bide his time while on the loose from the law. There, he got picked up by Knuckles when he and his crew came by in the Dude-Mobile. When the van's radio revealed his identity to the crew though, the Bike Chain Bandit attacked Knuckles, prompting the crew to kick him out of the van and escape. He later tried to flee on an old lady's scooter when Sonic and co. came to capture him so they could clear their names after the police mistook them for his associates. Once Sonic stopped him, the Bike Chain Bandit got apprehended by a local officer.[2]

Personality

A notoriously dangerous criminal, the Bike Chain Bandit is sociopathic, maniacal and unstable. In addition to a demeanor that unnerves even seasoned heroes, he twitches constantly and tends to twiddle with his fingers when sitting still. He is also aggressive, impulsive, highly unpredictable, and has zero concern for the consequences of his actions. He thus holds no qualms about committing abhorrent or even illogical criminal acts, be it either assailing an old lady to steal her scooter, or attacking the driver of a car he is riding to protect himself.[2]

The Bike Chain Bandit is not one to give direct answers, preferring instead to give cryptic responses that keep his motives enigmatic.[2]

Powers and abilities

Weapons

Befitting his nickname, the Bike Chain Bandit carries around bicycle chains, which he uses as garrotes to restrain his opponents.[2]

References

  1. Greg Hahn on Twitter. Twitter (17 June 2017). Retrieved on 18 June 2017. “SonicBoomFangirl‏: I'm guessing u play as the cop in the episode! / Greg Hahn: Nope, the Bike Chain Bandit”
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (17 June 2017). "Planes, Trains and Dude-Mobiles". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 84. Boomerang.
  3. Alan Denton on Twitter. Twitter (18 June 2017). Retrieved on 18 June 2017. “Alan Denton: btw, the Bike Chain Bandit was loosely inspired by Mr. Hitcher from Tiny Toons' How I Spent my Summer Vacation. 8/”