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Bugernaut[1] (ブンブーン[2] Bun-bun?) is a recurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, horsefly-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.

Appearance

Based on the horsefly, Bugernauts have a small blue body with a pair of large superposition eyes, four big wings and a cylinder-shaped abdomen on their back.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

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In Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and its lock-on continuation Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, Bugernauts are found in Hydrocity Zone, and come in two sizes: a larger Bugernaut may be followed by a smaller one, but only the larger one can be destroyed. Buggernauts remain stationary above water surfaces, but will start buzzing around the playable characters when they approach them.

When the player defeats a larger Bugernaut by using a Spin Jump, the small Bugernaut becomes vulnerable and seeks out the nearest larger Bugernaut to follow it. If there are no large Bugernauts nearby, the smaller one flies away.

Sonic Mania

In Sonic Mania, Bugernauts appear as enemies in Hydrocity Zone.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

Trivia

  • The Bugernaut's name is a portmanteau of the words "bug" and "juggernaut."
  • Bugernaut's Japanese name "Bun-bun" is Japanese for "buzz".

References


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