This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Comic continuity.
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The Crawl is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. It is a Badnik variant created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik.


The Crawls have a rotund torso with a vent on their belly and a neckless red head with insectoid mandibles and two large eyes. Possessing short limbs, they have a crab-like pincer on one arm while the other wields a red Bumper shield with a dark center and yellow star in it. The details in their coloration often varies.


A single Crawl was once sent along with other Badniks to attack the Emerald Hill Zone, but was quickly destroyed by Shortfuse the Cybernik before it did any damage.[1] Later, Sonic the Hedgehog disguised himself as a Crawl in order to successfully access a Badnik Processing Plant along with the other Freedom Fighters.[2][3]

Another time, a Crawl faced Sonic and Tails in the Hill Top Zone, but ended up in a lava pool.[4]




See also


  1. Sonic the Comic #46, "Enter the Cybernik, Part 2"
  2. Sonic the Comic #55, "The Great Escape!, Part 1"
  3. Sonic the Comic #56, "The Great Escape!, Part 2"
  4. Sonic the Comic #59, "The Seven Badniks, Part 1"