Demo Duck, formerly known as Bean the Dynamite, is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs. He was an alternate version of Bean the Dynamite from Dark Mobius and a member of the dwindling resistance opposing Enerjak.
Demo is a green duck with pale yellow beak and legs and blue eyes. Being an alternate-universe counterpart, Demo is very similar in appearance to Bean the Dynamite. However, there are a few notable differences. Older, he has some lines around his eyes. He wears a red ascot, dull boots and gloves (one fingerless), and an eyepatch over his right eye.
Bean's early history was most likely largely the same as his Mobius Prime counterpart's. The point of divergence was when Knuckles became corrupted by his chaos powers and decided to conquer Mobius. Eventually, Demo joined up with Jani-Ca's resistance movement and was one of the few left free after their attempt to defeat Knuckles, now having assumed the mantle of Enerjak, was foiled.
The Silver Saga
Demo continued to live in hiding within Nekronopolis; one day, he and the other Freedom Fighters ventured out to attack a group of Enerjak's Prelate warriors. Demo destroyed three of them with explosives. It was soon discovered that the Prelates had been after Silver the Hedgehog; Demo informed Jani-Ca that they had found a survivor. The group returned to their hidden base with Silver in tow. Unfortunately, they were soon discovered by Enerjak, who set his reformed Prelates against the group. While Demo had initially helped the group escape by creating an exit with his bombs, he soon found himself struggling to combat the Prelates again as they destroyed his bombs as fast as he made them.
While the battle initially went poorly, the Freedom Fighters were soon able to turn the tide; again, Demo was able to destroy Prelate-C and Prelate-S. However, when Enerjak retaliated, he took Scarlette Rabbot hostage and held her by the throat; this sent Demo into an uncontrollable rage. Despite all his teammates desperately urging him to run away, including Scarlette herself, Demo charged Enerjak with a bomb in hand. Then, an explosion was heard; soon after, Enerjak revealed that he had reduced both Demo and Scarlette to Cores. Afterwards, Jani-Ca gathered up his body alongside the others with Demo holding Scarlette's hand even after death. Enerjak soon made use of Demo's core when he summoned a new Prelate amongst the horde he set against Silver, but Jani-Ca was able to destroy it in one blow.
Unlike his Prime Zone counterpart, Demo is much more lucid and sane on a regular basis. He is somewhat easy-going and very confident in his abilities. However, it seems he is prone to becoming almost mindless with rage if pushed. He seems close to Scarlette, and always addresses Jani-Ca as "boss" or "boss-lady." His special glove and eye-patch hinted at some rough battles in the past, which may have tempered his zany spirit.
Powers and abilities
Demo is capable of generating small black bombs which he uses as weapons.
At some point in the past, Scarlette Rabbot and Demo became a couple, but the circumstances for it are unknown. Demo is very protective of Scarlette, and will lose all control and even throw himself into extreme danger if she is threatened.
- Unlike his Mobius Prime counterpart, Demo appears quite lucid.
- Demo's general appearance is a reference to Ian Flynn's old fan project, Other-M where Demo is actually the leader of "The Rebels" and retains his Prime counterpart's name, while being in a much more serious relationship with Bunnie. The one major difference is the longer glove on his right arm, which was not in Other-M as it instead featured bare skeletal bones going up to his elbow, due to the bombs he created with it being tied to his life force.
- Demo Duck has a striking resemblance of Demoman from Team Fortress 2, both have the same abilities to throw bombs and have an eyepatch on their right eyes.
- ↑ Dark Mobius - Knuckles' Descent
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Sonic Universe #26, "Fractured Mirror Part Two: Warped Reflections"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Sonic Universe #27, "Fractured Mirror Part Three: Shattered"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #28, "Fractured Mirror The Finale: Picking up the Pieces"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 The Dark Freedom Fighters - Demo and Scarlette. Archie Comics.