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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

Bits are characters who appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are a line of robotic hedgehogs created by Professor Von Schlemmer that exist in two hundred years in the future.

Concept and creation

Bits was based on the Virtual Hedgehog playable characters from Sonic Colors and Sonic Lost World. Bits were also based on another character that "[Evan Stanley] couldn't say."[2]


In total, there are three different variants of Bits: a blue model, a red model, and a yellow model. Each of them have designs similar to Sonic the Hedgehog. Each of them also have a red orb attached on their head.


The Bits first appeared to greet Professor Von Schlemmer after he returned from the Science Center with Silver the Hedgehog, and then demonstrated to Silver how the Bigger-Maker Machine worked after he became curious of the professor's inventions.[3] Later, when Onyx City Council tried to dispose of Silver and Von Schlemmer by launching them into a Genesis Portal, Von Schlemmer revealed he had the Bits with him and activated them to help the pair escape from the portal. However, a powerful creature called the Second Devourer follow them and began to terrorize Onyx City.[4] Gold the Tenrec used her telepathy to link her mind, Silver's mind and the minds of the Bits to Von Schlemmer so he can quickly modify his Bigger-Maker Machine to enlarge Silver big enough to combat the Second Devourer.[5]

Powers and abilities

Bits restrained form

The Bits' retracted form, from Sonic Universe #81.

When in standby mode, the Bits can curl into perfectly spherical ball which can fit in the palm of the hand.


  • The Bits speak in binary code and can be translated into actual words.
    • In Sonic Universe #80, the Bit on the cover is saying "WOO#", the one greeting Von Schlemmer is saying "hi", and the one that is made larger says "OK".


Concept artwork


  1. File:Sonic robot concept art.png
  2. Archie's Sonic/Mega Man Panel from SD Comic Con 2015. Jason Berry (13 July 2015). Retrieved on 13 July 2015.
  3. Sonic Universe #80, "The Silver Age Part Two"
  4. Sonic Universe #81, "The Silver Age Part Three"
  5. Sonic Universe #82, "The Silver Age Part Four"

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