The Chaotix, also known as Team Chaotix, are a group that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a trio of detectives from the Chaotix Detective Agency consisting of Vector the Crocodile, Espio the Chameleon, and Charmy Bee.
When Dr. Eggman disappeared, the Chaotix began searching for the Doctor to bring him to justice. After finding nothing in Imperial City, they tracked down and interrogated Orbot and Cubot, but they knew nothing. When Eggman's computer showed no trace of escape plans either, the Chaotix searched Eggman's other bases in Mystic Jungle and elsewhere, only to find nothing but trouble. Eventually though, they received an anonymous tip that led them to Eggman in an idyllic village. However, it seemed like Eggman had lost his memory, leading to him becoming a productive member of the village, now with the name of "Mr. Tinker". After interrogating and observing Eggman for a couple of days, the Chaotix concluded that Eggman's amnesia was legitimate. However, this presented the Chaotix with a new dilemma: whether or not it was right to penalize Eggman now that he was a good man with no recollection of his evil deeds.
The Fate of Dr. Eggman
The Chaotix eventually had Espio bring Sonic to the village, where they brought him up to speed on the situation with Eggman, so he could help them figure out what to do. While Vector and Espio discussed with Sonic and the head of the village however, a horde of Badniks approached the village. Suspecting the Badniks to be Eggman's rescue force, the Chaotix engaged the Badniks while Sonic confronted Eggman. Sonic soon after joined the Chaotix, though, and helped clear out the Badniks while informing them that Eggman wanted nothing to do with his old robots. Believing now that Eggman was a changed man, the Chaotix prepared to leave Eggman to his new life. Shortly after the Chaotix had said their piece, however, Shadow and Rouge showed up, with the former seeking to eliminate Eggman after hearing him mention Eggman Land.
While Sonic and Shadow began fighting, the Chaotix turned their attention to Rouge, whom Vector blamed for Shadow's arrival. However, Rouge revealed that she was on their side. As it turned out, Shadow was already looking for Eggman, and would have hurt the Chaotix if they got in his way. As such, she gave the Chaotix the anonymous tip that led them to Eggman so they would have time to verify Eggman's situation and bring in Sonic before she "helped" Shadow find Eggman. Afterward, the Chaotix tried to stop Shadow from getting to Eggman, but failed. Fortunately, Shadow had been convinced by Sonic to talk to the amnesiac Eggman first. After Eggman showed Shadow that his "Eggman Land" was but an amusement park for children, Shadow and Rouge took their leave. Luckily for the Chaotix, Rouge promised they could keep the full fee for finding Eggman.
The Battle for Angel Island
Eventually, the Chaotix were called to Resistance HQ. There, they and the Resistance's other allies were informed that the Resistance needed their help to liberate Angel Island, which had been conquered by Neo Metal Sonic and turned into a flying fortress. To make matters worse, Neo had also secured the Master Emerald for himself on the island. Eventually, the Chaotix were assigned to help two of the assembled group's factions with breaking the Egg Fleet's control over Angel Island while Sonic and Knuckles confronted Neo Metal Sonic.
On the way to Angel island, the Chaotix spent the time playing cards. As soon as their ship approached Angel Island however, the Egg Fleet shot it down. Fortunately, the Chaotix and their allies got off the ship before it crashed. Landing then on Angel Island, the Chaotix were instructed to "do [their] thing", and began battling the island's legion of Egg Pawns. Eventually, they began focusing on destroying the right wing unit that had been attached to Angel Island, but they were unable to make much progress until Tails hijacked an Egg Fleet battleship and began bombarding the wing unit with it. As the wing unit fell apart, the Chaotix escaped it and made it onboard the battleship Tails had secured. When Master Overlord (a transformation Neo Metal Sonic had achieved with the Master Emerald) then attacked the battleship, the Chaotix joined their allies in a midair assault on Master Overlord, whom they forced closer to Angel Island (which was in freefall due to the absence of the Master Emerald) while Knuckles focused on removing the Master Emerald from Master Overlord's body. During the battle, the Chaotix got shaken off Master Overlord, but were rescued by Silver with his psychokinesis. Knuckles subsequently got the Master Emerald away from Master Overlord and brought it back to Angel Island, returning the island to the sky while Master Overlord powered down to normal. With the battle over, the Chaotix took a much needed breather on Angel Island.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island Part 1"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman Part 1"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #6, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman Part 2"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #10, "The Battle for Angel Island Part 2"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #11, "The Battle for Angel Island Part 3"