A humaniod robot designed and built by the genius scientist Eggman. This basic model has the most versatile set of features, and was made in the greatest quantity. Its AI is set to seek and destroy any blue hedgehogs in the area. Its rotund build seems reminiscent of someone... — Description, Sonic Unleashed
The Egg Fighter (エッグファイター,Eggufaitā?) is an enemy that first appeared in Sonic Unleashed. They are a model of Badniks created by Dr. Eggman which served as the doctor's primary robot troopers during his operations to harness Dark Gaia's power.
The Egg Fighters were designed and built by Dr. Eggman, and were made in the greatest quantity of all his models at that time. They possess features that make them very versatile and come in several variations
The Egg Fighters were designed in the image of Dr. Eggman. They have a torso in the shape of a hemisphere, with four flashlights arranged in a rectangle on their front and a flat cap-shaped head on top of it. They have relatively short legs, with flat feet and circular ankles, and four-fingered arms that extend almost down to the ground. They are colored steel blue and silver, and have purple eyes. However, variations of the units also come in the colors red, orange and silver.
In gameplay, the Egg Fighters will attack the player with punches. They are often accompanied by some of the more powerful robots, such as other variants of the Egg Fighters, the Aero-Chasers and the Interceptor.
In Rooftop Run Act 1, the Egg Fighters can trigger traps for Classic Sonic that cause giant barrels to roll over him. These traps can be prevented by destroying the Egg Fighters before they can trigger them. Additionally, in the game's hidden Statue Room, the player can unlock a statue of the Egg Fighter.
While not known to possess any defined personality, the Egg Fighters tend to display quirky behavior, such as striking dramatic poses. Their AI is set to seek out and destroy any blue hedgehog in the area, which usually makes them extremely hostile in the presence of Sonic the Hedgehog, and they enjoy making fun of him if they hit him. Certain Egg Fighter units, such as EF-MD1991, EF-DC1998 and EF-XB2006, however, have demonstrated distinct personalities of their own.
Powers and abilities
The Egg Fighters possess above average physical strength, enough to move barrels at least three times their own size and easily carry large steel shields. Certain Egg Fighter units, however, are known to have strength well above the standard units. They also have a degree of hand-to-hand combat skills, being able to engage in it to some effect.
The Egg Fighters have the most versatile set of features of their models, and are able to utilize different kinds of weaponry, such as swords and shields, with different effects. The stronger the Egg Fighter is, the better equipped it is to handle stronger weaponry.
The Egg Fighters' hands are programmed with an autonomous AI and possess a separate operating system, allowing them to function on their own even after the Egg Fighters' main body is destroyed, meaning their hands can detach themselves and become Little Fighters, to continue fighting when their main body has disabled.
The Egg Fighter: Shield is an Egg Fighter wielding a shield made of strong and conductive alloys, which they can use to both protect themselves and electrify their opponents. They have only appeared in Sonic Unleashed.
The Egg Fighter: Shield is an Egg Fighter wielding a shield loaded with a Spring, allowing them to bounce back frontal assaults. They have only appeared in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of Sonic Unleashed.
The Egg Fighter: Knight is an elite Egg Fighter wielding a chainsaw-like sword and a shield made of strong and conductive alloys, which they can use to both protect themselves and electrify their opponents. They have only appeared in Sonic Unleashed.
The Egg Fighter: Knight is an elite Egg Fighter wielding a chainsaw-like sword and a shield loaded with a Spring, allowing them to bounce back frontal assaults. They have only appeared in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of Sonic Unleashed.
In Act 1 of Windmill Isle day (and the DLC version of that level) the Egg Fighters have a reddish orange color scheme unlike their usual steel color. Strangely, these Egg Fighters will not attack you no matter what.
According to EF-MD1991's profile in the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 version of Sonic Unleashed, the Egg Fighters have been around for years prior to the events of Sonic Unleashed.