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The Burst Wispon is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing. It is a Wispon that is both themed after and utilizes the power of the Red Wisp.



Modeled after the Red Wisp, the Burst Wispon is a red-colored Wispon that has a fireball-shaped frame that is held together by several black nozzles. These nozzles are attached to a white barrel. It also has three holes on its front, keeping with the Red Wisp-motif. It also has a black handle on the back that allows the wielder to hold it in a comfortable grip.

Features and abilities

The Burst Wispon's signature function is its ability to hold Red Wisps inside it and harness their energies to power itself. Without a Red Wisp inside it, the Burst Wispon is useless.[1] When active, this Wispon is able to spew highly intense flames hot enough to destroy Badniks.[2]

Being built to clear out crowds of robots, the Burst Wispons possess a widespread attack range.[3][2]



The Burst Wispons were built to clear out crowds of robots using the Red Wisps' power.[3]

Just before the war between the Resistance and the Eggman Empire ended, there were two mercenaries named Rough and Tumble (who were armed with a Burst Wispon and Drill Wispon respectively) who saved a town that distributed Burst Wispons from Dr. Eggman's forces. Once they were let inside the town however, the mercenaries took over the town and stole all the town's Wispons for themselves, along with the Wisps needed to power them.[1]


When a horde of Badniks invaded a town, the local militia and several of the residents armed themselves with Burst Wispons which they used to fight off the invading robots.[2]

When Rough and Tumble's town got invaded by Sonic and Knuckles, Rough tried using a Burst Wispon against the heroes when it came to blows between them. However, his Burst Wispon was left without power when Sonic convinced the Wisps in the villains' Wispons to betray Rough and Tumble. After the two villains were defeated, the town's Burst Wispons were returned to their owners.[1] A militia soldier in Tangle the Lemur's home town later made use of a Burst Wispon to defend her town when a horde of Badniks showed up.[4]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #3, "Fallout Part 3"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout Part 2"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #4, "Fallout Part 4"