Think of these like a normal Spinner and you'll be in for a world of hurt when it discharges a jolt of electricity your way. Wait for their zap to end, then take them out!
Sonic Unleashed 
E-16 Electro Spinner (, also known as the スパナ Spana ) ? Thunder Spinner, is a recurring enemy in the which first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog series . They are a model of Sonic Adventure Badniks in the E-Series line created by Dr. Eggman and a variant of the E-06 Bladed Spinner. These robots can both fly and discharge an electrical shield to protect themselves.
The Thunder Spinners mostly resemble bats, while their detailed design vary between games. In
and Sonic Adventure , the Thunder Spinners are nearly identical to the Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut E-06 Bladed Spinners. They have a hemisphere-shaped purple head with pointy yellow ears and menacing black and cyan eyes with white sclera. Below their head they have a conical frustum-shaped gray body, and on the bottom of it they have two cylinder-shape attachments. On the bottom and the upper edge of their body they have a line of black and yellow hazard stripes. Between their head and body, the Thunder Spinners have a pair of giant hook-like blades spinning around them like a helicopter rotor.
, the Thunder Spinners underwent a major redesign. In this game, their entire body is orb-shaped and they are primarily colored turquoise. They have yellow drill-like ears, empty yellow eyes and a row of yellow lights on the front, resembling a mouth. Also, around the middle of their body, they have a yellow ring with a transparent semicircle (remising wings) attached on a turquoise point on each side.
and Sonic Colors , the Thunder Spinners' design resembles a hybrid of those they had in Sonic Generations Sonic Adventure and Sonic Unleashed. While their upper head and wings resemble those in Sonic Unleashed, their lower body look like they did in Sonic Adventure. Noticeable changed details, however, include their ears which look like they did in Sonic Adventure, their eyes having yellow irises and black pupils and sclera, their mouths being white, their mouths being colored white, their spinning wings being solid and are colored turquoise, white and yellow, and a lack of hazard stripes on their bodies.
, the Thunder Spinner models retained the same appearance as their model design from Sonic Lost World Sonic Generations, only with the addition of a more "cartoon"-stylized design, along with cartoon eyes.
Powers and abilities
The Thunder Spinners have the ability to fly in mid-air by rotating their wings. They also come equipped with the ability to discharge electricity around their bodies in the form of a shield, allowing them to both protect themselves and electrocute those making physical contact with them.
The Thunder Spinners made their appearance in
and Sonic Adventure , where they were officially known as the Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut E-16 Eletro Spinners. They appear in the following Action Stages for each character:
In gameplay, the Thunder Spinners remain stationary in one place in mid-air where they spin their blades and periodically discharge electrical fields which the player can take damage from when touching them. To strike them successfully, the player has to attack them when their electric field is down. Additionally, when attacking a Thunder Spinner, the player has to hit the Thunder Spinner either from above or below, as hitting them where their blades are spinning will damage the player.
The Thunder Spinners made their return in both the
PlayStation 3/ Xbox 360 version and PlayStation 2/ Nintendo Wii version of where they were renamed Sonic Unleashed Thunder Spinners. In this game, they received a more modernized and less-menacing design.
Sonic Unleashed, the Thunder Spinners can only be encountered in the game's daytime Action Stages/ Stages. In gameplay, the Thunder Spinners retain the same attack patterns they had in Sonic Unleashed. When taking damage from the Thunder Spinner's electrical field, Sonic will briefly be paralyzed in mid-air. However, the player will not lose a life when touching the electrical field when the player has no Rings.
The Thunder Spinners made another appearance in both the
Wii version and Nintendo DS version of . In this game, the Thunder Spinners received a new redesign, which resembles a hybrid of their design in Sonic Colors Sonic Adventure and Sonic Unleashed. In gameplay, they retain the same attack patterns as they had in the previous games. On the Wii version, they only appear in Starlight Carnival.
The Thunder Spinners reappeared in the console/
PC version of . In this game, they have the same design from Sonic Generations Sonic Colors. They appear in Speed Highway, Seaside Hill and Rooftop Run. Like in the previous games, the Thunder Spinners retain the same attack patterns they had in Sonic Adventure.
Sonic Lost World
Thunder Spinners reappear on the
Nintendo 3DS version of . They appear throughout most of the stages, namely in Sonic Lost World Windy Hill, Frozen Factory, Silent Forest, and Sky Road. They retain their attack pattern from the previous games it appeared.
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | E-102 Gamma | Big | Eggman | Chaos | Froggy | Tikal | Pachacamac | Chao | Metal Sonic* | Cream* | Silver Sonic II* | Chao
Baby Kiki | Rhinotank | Sweeper | Leon | Boa-Boa | Spinner | Ice Ball | Kart Kiki | Buyoon | Cop Speeder | Spiky Spinner | Electro Spinner | Ghora | Egg Keeper | Beat | Mecha Fish | Egg Pirate
Beta ( Mark II) | Gamma | Delta | Epsilon | ZERO | Zeta
Adventure Fields Egg Carrier | Mystic Ruins | Station Square
Chao Gardens Station Square Garden | Mystic Ruins Garden | Egg Carrier Island
Angel Island | Black Market | Chao Stadium | Tails' Lab
Emerald Coast | Windy Valley | Casinopolis | IceCap | Sky Chase | Twinkle Park | Speed Highway | Red Mountain | Sky Deck | Lost World | Hot Shelter | Sand Hill | Twinkle Circuit | Final Egg
Chaos 0 | Chaos 2 | Chaos 4 | Chaos 6 | E-101 Beta | E-101 Mark II | E-102 Gamma | E-103 Delta | E-104 Epsilon | E-105 Zeta | Egg Carrier | Egg Hornet | Egg Viper | Egg Walker | Perfect Chaos | ZERO
Bolt of lightning | Climb | Dig | Flight Mode | Propeller Flight | Glide | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hover | Homing Attack | Homing Missile Launch | Jump Attack | Laser Gun | Light Speed Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lure Attack | Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack | Punch Attack | Rapid Tails Attack | Spin Hammer Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Tails Attack
Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asō ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Kanna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
/ Original Soundtrack / Remix / Vocal Mini Album / 20th Anniversary Passion & Pride
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
Air Bubbles | Auto Running | Balloon | Bumper | Cannon | Capsule | Chao Egg | Chaos Emerald | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew loop | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Debug Mode | Egg Carrier 2 | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shard | Employee ID Card | Flipper | Gallery | Hanging Bell | Hedgehog Hammer | Helicopter | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Jump Panel | Key Stone ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Lit Panel | Mission Mode | Monkey Destruction Switch | Mr. Know-It-All | Pinball Shooter | Power cube | Ramp | Ring | Rocket | Sandboard | Shuttle loop | Sky-Chase Dragon | Slot Machine | Snowboard | Sonic Token | Station Square Police | Switch | Target Doll | Teleporter | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Twinkle Circuit Hover Car | Wide Spring | Wind Path | Zip Line
. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Sonic ( Super Sonic, Sonic the Werehog) | Chip ( Gaia Colossus) | Tails | Amy | Dr. Eggman | Professor Pickle | Orbot | Dark Gaia ( Perfect Dark Gaia)
/ Town Stages Villages Apotos | Mazuri | Spagonia | Chun-nan | Holoska | Shamar | Empire City* | Adabat | Eggmanland
Action Stages /
Stages Windmill Isle | Savannah Citadel* | Rooftop Run | Dragon Road | Cool Edge | Arid Sands | Skyscraper Scamper* | Jungle Joyride | Eggmanland
Alexis | Anastasia | Eric | Gregorios | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ice Cream Vendor | Lambros | Lucas* | Milos* | Sandra
Aida* | Barbara | Ciccio | David | Denise | Dora | Elio* | Federica | Franco* | Gigi | Hot Dog Vendor* | Ippolita | Irma* | Josef | Lilli* | Lucia | Marcantonio* | Mauro | Natalia* | Otto | Professor Pickle | Professor Pickle's Assistant | Raimondo
Ana | Essie | Gwek | Hog Dog Vendor* | Kofi | Kwami | Kwod | Yawa | Yaya
Chun | Hot Dog Vendor* | Hualin | Jinlin* | Lin | Shuifon | Wang* | Yilin | Zonshen
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jari-Pekka | Jari-Thure | Marketa | Sarianna | Ursule
Ara | Dimah | Ehsan | Erhan | Hizir | Hot Dog Vendor* | Iman | Labib | Latif | Layla | Mufid | Musaid | Raniya | Sa'id | Sadiq | Safi | Samia | Sammar | Shadi | Utba | Yasmine
Boss* | Brenda* | Charles* | Def Big* | Elizabeth* | Hot Dog Vendor* | Li'l Kate* | Louie Montaine* | Robert*
Hot Dog Vendor* | Jamal | Kaeo | Nagi | Rudi | Teanchai
EF-DC1998* | EF-MD1991* | EF-XB2006* | Hot Dog Vendor*
Egg Beetle | Egg Cauldron* | Egg Dragoon | Egg Devil Ray | Egg Lancer | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia Phoenix | Dark Guardian | Dark Moray | Perfect Dark Gaia
Air Boost | Crouch | Foot Sweep* | Grind Step | Grinding | Homing Attack | Hop | Light Speed Dash | Slide | Skydiving | Sonic Boost | Sonic Drift | Spin Jump | Stomp | Quick Step | Wall Jump
Dash | Double Jump | Grab | Guard | Skills | Unleashed Mode | Wall Shuffle
Super Sonic Boost
Attacks Donkey Kick Combo* | Double Axle Combo* | Double Kick Combo* | Feral Were-Hammer* | Knuckle Sandwich Combo* | Sho-Hog-Ken* | Unleashed Knuckle Sandwich* | Vertical Were-Hammer* | Were-Hammer* | Werewheel Rush*
Attacks Earthshaker* | Egg Scrambler* | Feral Wild Whirl* | Rolling Kick Combo* | Sho-Claw-Ken* | Ultimate Wild Combo* | Unleashed Wild Combo* | Wereclap* | Wild Whirl* | Wild Whirl Were-Hammer*
Attacks Aerial Claw Slash* | Aerial Claw Slash and Spin* | Aerial Piledriver* | Crescent Moon Strike* | Diving Bodypress* | Flying Double-Punch* | Flying Double-Punch Crush* | Hurricane Combo* | Shooting Star Combo* | Typhoon Combo*
Attacks Comet Punch* | Missile Punch* | Spinning Needle Attack* | Tricky Tornado Uppercut* | Triple Wild Claw* | Were-Claw Charge* | Were-Cyclone* | Were-Rush* | Were-Tornado* | Wild Werewhip*
Beatdown** | Crescent Moon Strike** | Earthshaker** | Wereclap** | Were-Hammer** | Were-Claw** | Were-Wallop** | Wild Claw** | Wild Whirl**
Level Up Items Air Boost Shoes* | Light Speed Dash Shoes* | Stomping Shoes* | Wall Jump Shoes*
Aero-Cannon | Aero-Chaser | Egg Blizzard | Egg Burst | Egg Fighter | Egg Fighter: Knight ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Shield ( Electric shield, Spring shield) | Egg Fighter: Sword* | Egg Flame | Egg Launcher (H) | Egg Launcher (H+V) | Egg Launcher (V) | Egg Shackle | Egg Shooter | Egg Typhoon | Gold Aero-Cannon | Interceptor | Little Fighter* | Mole Cannon | Spinner | Thunder Ball | Thunder Spinner
Dark Gaia's Minions Big Mother | Cure Master* | Dark Bat | Dark Bat Sniper | Dark Eel* | Dark Fright | Dark Master** | Deep Nightmare | Evil Flower* | Fire Master | Fright Master | Killer Bee | Lightning Master | Little Rex | Nightmare | Power Master* | Red Fright | Red Killer Bee | Red Nightmare** | Red Deep Nightmare** | Red Rex | Red Titan** | Spike** | Thunder Bat | Titan
Accelerator Gun | Art Book* | Audio System | Balloon | Blue Tea* | Bobsled | Bookshelf* | Bomb | Buggy | Check Point | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Orb* | Container | Conveyor Belt | Crane Lift | Crank | Crystal Ball* | Dark Energy Key** | Dark Gaia Force | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Door | Gaia Key* | Goal Ring | Gift* | Gramophone* | Green Tea* | Grind Rail | Hanging vine | Horizontal Bar | Hourglass* | Item Capsules** | Key Stone* | Laser Field Block | Lever | Maiden Statue* | Miles Electric | Moon Tablet** | Movable Crate | Moving Crate | Old Necklace* | Planet Tablet** | Pick-Me-Up* | Pretty Bouquet* | Lovely Ring* | Power Shield* | Rainbow Ring Ramp | | Record* | Red Tea* | Ring | Shield Charge* | Souvenir* | Spear** | Spiked Ball | Spikes | Springboard/Spring | Springpole | Sun and Moon Medals | Sun Tablet** | Sundae Supreme | Super Claw* | Super Ring | Switch | Tornado-1 | Trap Spring | Turquoise Tea* | TV* | Videotape* | Violet Tea* | White Tea* | Wide Spring | Yellow Tea* | Zip Line | 1UP
English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Sonic the Werehog, Prof. Pickle's Assistant) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Anthony Salerno ( | Chip) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Zonshen) Christopher Collet ( | Orbot) Dan Green (
Ice Cream Vendor, Prof. Pickle)
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Otsuka ( | Eggman) Chō ( | Prof. Pickle) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Tomokazu Seki ( | Sonic the Werehog) Ryōko Shiraishi (
Planetary Pieces Endless Possibility | Dear My Friend
Auto Running | Bandanna Ghost and Bow Tie Ghost* | Boost Gauge | Boss Gate | Chao* | Chaos Energy Cannon | Chun-nan's Treasure | Collection Room* | Dark Energy Force Field** | Don Fachio* | Earth | Eggman Fleet | Egg Mobile | Entrance Stage* | Exorcisms | Gaia Gate | Gaia Manuscripts | Gaia Temple | Gallery | Hallowmoon | Havok | Hint | Orb Result** | Quick time event | Script | Shield | Shield Gauge | Shop* ( Counter of Dreams 2, Eggshop, Flying Fish Beach Shop, Golden Trading Company, Josef's, Surfside Seagull Sundries, Traveling Salesman Wentos, Treeshade, Ursule's Trading Post, Wang's Emporium) | Shuttle loop | Sonic: Night of the Werehog | Sonic Unleashed (Mobile) | Sonic World Adventure (manga) | Rank | Time of awakening | Tornado Defense* | Unleashed Gauge
"*" Exclusive to
PS3/ Xbox 360 version "**" Exclusive to PS2/ Wii version.
Sonic Lost World
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Dr. Eggman | Orbot | Cubot | Knuckles | Amy | Deadly Six ( Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor) | Yacker* | Animal Friends ( Flicky, Picky, Chirps, Pecky, Ricky, Rocky) | Omochao* | NiGHTS^ | Yoshi^
Windy Hill | Desert Ruins | Tropical Coast | Frozen Factory | Silent Forest | Sky Road | Lava Mountain | Hidden World* | Special Stage** | Nightmare Zone^ | Yoshi's Island Zone^ | The Legend of Zelda Zone^ | Circus*
Badniks Antlion | Antlion Mother* | Anton* | Aquis* | Balkiry | Ball Hog* | Bat Brain | BFA | BFB* | Blaster* | Bomb* | Boo* | Boom Boo* | Burrobot* | Buzz Bomber | Caterkiller | Chopper* | Clucker | Cluckoid* | Coconuts* | Crabmeat* | Crawl | Crawlton | Dragonfly* | Dung Beetle* | E-06 Bladed Spinner** | E-16 Electro Spinner** | Egg Pawn | Galaga Beecar* | Galaga Beegar* | Galaga Beenor* | Galaga Beespe* | Gohla | Grabber | Gustav Turtle | Jaws | Laser Grabber* | Madmole* | Manbou* | Manta* | Moto Bug | Mushmeanie* | Nebula* | Newtron | Octus* | Orbinaut ( Uni Uni, Unidus) | Pata-Bata* | Penguinator | Sandworm | Slicer | Snale Blaster* | Spiker* | Spikes* | Sprinkler* | Tarantula* | Tonber* | Turtloids* | Utsubo*
Baku Baku* | Cactus | Sandworm | Sheep* | Surprise Crocodile* | Yeti*
Zazz | Zomom | Master Zik | Zeena | Zor | Zavok | Deadly Six | Eggrobo
Parkour Somersault Kick** | Wall Climb** | Wall Jump** | Wall Run | Vault Dash*
Bounce Attack** | Charged Dash** | Double Jump | Flying Kick* | Grinding | Run | Sky Dive | Spin Dash | Spin Jump
Wisps White* | Cyan | Yellow | Indigo | Crimson* | Magenta* | Green* | Black*^ | Red** | Ivory** | Gray**
Color Powers Cyan Laser | Yellow Drill | Indigo Asteroid | Crimson Eagle* | Magenta Rhythm* | Green Hover* | Black Bomb*^ | Red Burst** | Ivory Lightning** | Gray Quake**
RC Vehicles Helicopter RC Vehicle | Fighter Jet RC Vehicle | Stealth Jet RC Vehicle | Hovercraft RC Vehicle | UFO RC Vehicle | Balloon RC Vehicle | Omochao RC Vehicle
** Materials Green Material** | Yellow Material** | Blue Material** | White Material** | Iron Material** | Black Material** | Red Material** | Bronze Material** | Silver Material** | Gold Material**
English voice actors
Roger Craig Smith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman) Kate Higgins ( | Tails) Travis Willingham ( | Knuckles, Zavok) Cindy Robinson ( | Amy) Kirk Thornton ( | Orbot, Master Zik) Wally Wingert ( | Cubot) Liam O'Brien ( | Zazz) Patrick Seitz ( | Zomom) Stephanie Sheh ( | Zeena) Sam Riegel (
Japanese voice actors
Junichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Mitsuo Iwata ( | Orbot) Wataru Takagi ( | Cubot) Jōji Nakata ( | Zavok) Yutaka Aoyama ( | Zazz) Yumi Tōma ( | Zeena) Mugihito ( | Master Zik) Chafūrin ( | Zomom) Yūki Tai (
Aqua Shield* | Archie Sonic Halloween Comic Fest 2013 | Asteroid Ring | Auto Running* | Balloon* | Bell* | Bonus Points | Cacophonic Conch | Cannon* | Casino Tokens* | Chaos Emerald | Conveyor Belt* | Countdown Numbers* | Dash Panel | Dash Rail | Dash Ring | Extractor | Flame Shield* | Flipper | Flower Cannon | Flywheel** | Freezing Machine** | Gallery | Havok | Lost Hex | Miles Electric | Minecart | Moon Mech | Music Note | Pinball Shooter* | Planetoid Spring* | Prism | Ring | Script | Slot Machine* | Snowball | Snowball Sonic* | Sphere** | Spring | Tails' Lab** | Thunder Shield* | Time Attack * | Totem Pole | Truffle Cannon* | Virtual Hedgehog* | Windmill* | Wisp Away* | Without Boundaries: Sonic Lost World Original Soundtrack
"*" Exclusively to
Wii U version "**" Exclusive to Nintendo 3DS version "^" Exclusive to the Wii U version and downloadable content.