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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic X continuity.
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Emerl (エメル Emeru?) is a minor character in the anime series Sonic X and its comic series published by Archie Comics. He was created many years ago to cause destruction.

History

Anime

Past

Emerl's origin is unknown, although Dr. Eggman has stated that he is an ancient robot.[3]

Emerl Saga

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Emerl being discovered by Bokkun.

Emerl was awakened by Bokkun to help him distract Sonic the Hedgehog while Dr. Eggman was being broken out of prison. He was later found by Cream the Rabbit and Cheese and joined Sonic and co., particularly becoming friends with Cream.[4]

Being able to copy the moves of any opponent, Emerl proved to be a formidable opponent. He helped Sonic defeat the rampaging robots that were formerly household appliances.[5] He later followed Chris, Helen, Danny, France on their way home from school, during which they picked up Cream and Cheese. The group soon after ended up accompanying Mister Stewart on a hunt for Dr. Eggman, but wound up getting caught in one of Eggman's traps. Eggman subsequently imprisoned Emerl and his friends in his underground base. Although the group broke out of their cell, they got attacked by Eggman and his Egg Spider when they tried to break out of the base. When Sonic and Rouge the Bat came to the group's rescue though, Emerl copied the skills ne needed from the new arrivals to help them take down the Egg Spider and get everybody home.[6]

Later, Emerl competed in the Chaos Emerald Martial Arts Mash-Up tournament for a Chaos Emerald.[7] After winning the tournament, he absorbed the Chaos Emerald; in turn restoring his old programming wiped from his defeat of Sonic. Emerl then went on a rampage, with Sonic, Knuckles, Rouge and the rest of the gang throw everything at Emerl until Cream and Cheese decided to attack him.[3]

They used moves too fast for him to copy and eventually defeated him, kicking him into the sea. The last thing he captured was Cream and Cheese crying, which restored his memory of his friendship with her. From this, Emerl learned how to cry. Thinking of his and Cream's friendship, he shed some tears before exploding.[3]

Archie Comics

In the Sonic X comic, it chronicles the events leading to Dr. Eggmans' discovery of Emerl. At some point during Gerald Robotnik's life, Emerl was created by Gerald Robotnik and he documented about it in one of the professor's journals.[1] After Gerald passed away, Emerl was sealed in an unknown location for over fifty years.

After fifty years have passed, Emerl was found within the catacombs of France, Rouge and Topaz were unaware that they were being followed by the Gizoid, let alone knew of its existence as it secretly followed them back to Washington D.C. and later on over to France again. At Chris' birthday party when Eggman attacked with the intent purpose of stealing a prototype space shuttle design, Emerl managed to develop a Link with Sonic and copied his spindash technique to easily destroy the robot without anyone taking notice of his presence. After spotting Eggman, Emerl mistook Eggman for his grandfather, Gerald Robotnik, and considers him to be his master. After collapsing from a drain in energy when he first met Dr. Eggman, the Gizoid was disassembled by him in issue 11 for study and was most likely put back together again by him prior to the Emerl Saga of the anime series.

Powers and abilities

Emerl possessed the special ability to analyze and copy others' skills and techniques and use them for himself, such as the Screw Kick and Spin Attack.[3] He could also manipulate parts of his body to simulate different attacks, and has enough stamina and power to overpower others' people's combat techniques with the same techniques,[3] making him nearly unstoppable.

Weakness

Emerl's only and greatest weakness is that he cannot copy the skills of those using collaboration attacks with more than one individual.[3]

Trivia

  • In the TV series, Emerl was called "Emel" because of a mistranslated R.
  • At the end of the episode of Sonic X after Cream and Cheese defeat Emerl when he was underwater he was crying in tears, but in the Japanese version he was crying in oil.
  • In contrast to his game counterpart, who was capable of speech, this continuity of Emerl is silent. Thus, he communicates by chirps, beeps, buzzes and body language.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic X #10 - "No Thanks for the Memories! Part One"
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:Sonicx-ep42-eye1.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Masake, Hiro (26 February 2005). "A Wild Win". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 46.
  4. Masake, Hiro (29 January 2005). "A Date to Forget". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 42.
  5. Masake, Hiro (5 February 2005). "Mean Machines". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 43.
  6. Masake, Hiro (12 February 2005). "Sewer Search". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 44.
  7. Masake, Hiro (19 February 2005). "Prize Fights". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 45.