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E-88 Lightning Bird is an ostrich-like robot created by Doctor Eggman. It appeared only in episode 24 of the anime series Sonic X, How to Catch a Hedgehog. At the beginning of the episode, it is alongside with the doctor confronting Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose. E-88 moves in for the attack and emits a bright light blinding Sonic and Amy. When Sonic opened his eye he could see E-88 flying away while carrying Amy away with its mouth. With the help of Tails, Sonic managed to destroy E-88. It is then seen again much later in the episode when Amy attempts to destroy it but E-88 emits an electrical field, shocking Amy. This however used up its energy, giving Sonic who happened to be running past by to destroy it once and for all. The Lightning Bird was 13 meters (43 feet) tall and weighs 25 tons.
- It has a similar appearance to Laserbeak from the Transformers franchise.