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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic X anime or comic continuity.
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Lightning bird

E-88 Lightning Bird is a robot that appears in the anime series Sonic X. It is an ostrich-like E-Series robot created by Doctor Eggman.

History

During a confrontation with Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose, Dr. Eggman unleashed E-88 at them. When E-88 moved in to attack, it blinded Sonic and kidnapped Amy. Just as it was escaping, however, Sonic handed a critical hit on E-88, causing it to release Amy (this also caused one of E-88's chips to fall into Sonic's ear). Damaged, E-88 wandered around a nearby farm and acted like a local chicken until Amy arrived and attempted to destroy it, but E-88 avoided Amy and caught her in an electrical net. However, this pushed E-88 too far and it began to fall apart, allowing Sonic, who happened to be running by, to destroy it once and for all.[1]

Powers and Abilities

E-88 Lightning Bird can shoot blinding light from it mouth and an energy net from its chest which electrocutes those that touch it. It has fairly fast movements and reflexes, being able to dodge a charge from the X Tornado with only a couple of meters to spare, and is capable of flight. It is also incredibly durable, being able to withstand a direct Ring-enhanced attack from Sonic and still continue to operate, though only just barely.[1]

Trivia

  • The Lightning Bird was 13 meters (43 feet) tall and weighs 25 tons.
  • It has a similar appearance to Laserbeak from the Transformers franchise.

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