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For the Archie Comics character, see Egg Flapper or Egg Flapper (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The Flapper (フラッパー Furappā?) is a recurring robot created by Dr. Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series video games.

Description

Their bodies look like Egg Pawns, but they have wings and turbines instead of arms and legs. They resemble airplanes and use jet engines to keep themselves afloat. After the Egg Pawns, these robots are the most recurring enemy in recent Sonic games.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, Flappers come in a variety of models, each with a different ability or weapon. The easiest way to destroy them is by using Thunder Shoot to knock them out of the sky, leaving them open to any attack. Although, if Thunder Shoot is leveled up to Level 2, then it may be enough to destroy a Flapper in one shot. There are many different kinds of Flappers that are equipped with different weapons and come in a variety of colors.

Sonic Rush

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Flappers in Sonic Rush.

Flappers also appear in Sonic Rush, which introduces a new type of Flapper that moves under water, they are enemies in Water Palace, Night Carnival and Altitude Limit.

Sonic Rivals series

In Sonic Rivals and its sequel Sonic Rivals 2, green-colored Flappers appeared as common enemies in the stages of both games. They are armed with homing missiles that follow the player.

Sonic and the Black Knight

In Sonic and the Black Knight, Flappers appeared in the Legacy versions of each locations level. They can only be destroyed by the Homing Dash or the glide.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Flappers appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games in both the Wii and DS versions. The Bomb Flapper was featured in a DS mini-game.

Sonic Colors

Flappers also appeared in the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors. In this game, they look like and acts the same way they did in Sonic Rush.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, they appear in the Dream Fencing event (which takes place in Ocean Palace) as randomly occurring obstacles.

Sonic Generations

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Giant Flapper in Sonic Generations.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, the Flappers return in Water Palace. In this version, they have the design they had in Sonic Rush; being more robust in design with more cylindrical-shaped jet engines on their back.

There are three types of Flappers in this game, all unarmed. The first type is the orange one which appears in the non-watery sections. This type does not move around the area it is patrolling, making it just an obstacle for the player to take care of since they can sometimes encounter them in tight sections. The second type is the green-colored Flapper, which is only encountered in underwater sections. These Flappers are rarely stationary, and mostly move left and right and vice versa, although they do not attack.

In Water Palace Act 1, a larger version of the Flapper appears during the final underwater section of the Act. This Flapper engages Sonic from behind the wall; by ramming into the wall, it can make small blocks of bricks fall at Sonic which can damage him should they make contact. After reaching the end of this section, this Flapper will ram at the wall in order to damage Sonic directly, causing the wall to break apart and leaving the Flapper itself immobilized. When this happens, the player must aim their Spin Attack at its head to destroy it. This will make the blocks of bricks in front of the player collapse and create an opening to proceed through.

Variations

Flapper variations include:

Image Name Description
Heroes red flapper Flapper A generic Flapper that has no weapons or abilities, and is pretty much useless for anything other than recon. They are painted red-orange.
Heroes green flapper Cannon A Flapper with a scope identical to the ones used by Egg Pawns. They are painted green.
Heroes blue flapper Gun A Flapper with a machine gun. They are painted light blue.
SonicHeroes pink flapper Bomb A Flapper that flies about, periodically dropping bombs. They are painted magenta.
Heroes neon-green flapper Laser A Flapper that constantly shoots an electric laser straight down. They are painted neon green.
Heroes purple flapper Needle A Flapper that has spikes that pop out at regular intervals, making them harder to attack. They can still be damaged by Thunder Shoot while their spikes are deployed, but at the expense of the teammate being used in the attack. They are painted dark violet.
Heroes yellow flapper Search A Flapper that has no weapons, but instead has a searchlight. If the player is caught in the light, the Flapper will summon several Egg Pawns appear to fight him/her off. They are painted yellow.
Heroes armored flapper Solid

Silver armor-plated Flappers that can only be destroyed by Power Formation attacks (though they can be destroyed by the Fly character if Thunder Shoot is used enough). They can be equipped with any weapon as their colored counterparts or no weapon at all.

In other media

Archie Comics

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