Doctor Fukurokov (Dr.フクロコフ Dokutā Fukurokofu?) is an antagonist in Tails Adventure. He is a main scientist working for the Battle Kukku Empire and an evil doctor of the Battle Kukku Imperial Academy (バトルクック帝国アカデミー Batoru Kukku Teikoku Akademī?). He is the boss of Coco Island.
Dr. Fukurokov is the first boss of the flying fortress, encountered in the core of the invading bird's artificial island. He is an elderly owl with an odd, waddling manner of moving around and a very thick beard. His tendency to overlook little details is his greatest weakness.
As Fukurokov does not actually fight, he can't be attacked head-on. He instead lets his defensive machinery take care of Tails, for as soon as Tails approaches, the fox gets thrown into a trap chamber filled with spikes, lasers, conveyor belts, and a lone safe platform. Tails has to blast a way out of the chamber just large enough to sneak the Remote Robot through, in order for it to fly up crawlspaces and ventilation chutes. Then the robot can make its way back to Fukurokov and knock over a conveniently placed rock on a platform to bean the elderly owl right on the head.
In other media
Dr. Fukurokov has made an appearance in Archie's Sonic Universe comics as a higher member of the Battle Bird Armada. He's the leading scientist, technician and also chief engineer of Battle Fortress. While working on the armada for many years, Wave the Swallow is known to have been his assistant for awhile until her escaping and joining to the Babylon Rogues. Unlike his game counterpart, Fukurokov wears a black hat similar to the battle lord's one and has grey open-toed sandals rather than blue ones. Due his name being hard to pronounce, he easily gets furious at others who cannot say it right. The redesign of the character was done by Jon Gray.
- "Fukurou" is a Japanese word, meaning "owl".
- Many fans actually have trouble pronouncing Fukurokov's name. This was also poked fun at in the Archie Comics.