This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Comic continuity.
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The Grabber is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. It is a tarantula-based Badnik model created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik. They tend to be stationed in underground areas or inside Robotnik's facilities.


A Grabber first appeared in the sewers of the Chemical Plant Zone when trying to capture the Emerald Hill Folk Sonic had just rescued from a facility. It only posed a short time of trouble for Sonic though, who defeated the Grabber and released the mobian that had been inside of it for ages.[1]

Later, Tails and Tantrum were caught by two Grabber Badniks falling into the magma in a cavern. These two Badniks started arguing on how they eat their victims. Because of this, Tails and Tantrum managed to escape from them.[2]


While Grabbers may exhibit different personalities, they all share the same hunting tactics: while hanging from ceilings, they wait for intruders to pass under them. When a target is in reach, they drop down and grasp it with their legs.[1][2]


  • The Grabbers are based on the enemy that debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
  • It is stated in Sonic the Comic #75 that Grabbers can eat its victims and other substances. Since then, it has not mentioned at any other point in the comic. However, it stands to reason that any Badnik with a Mobian trapped inside would require sustenance in order to keep their organic batteries running.[1][2]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Comic #10, "Megatox"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Comic #75, "Fox on the Run, Part 3"

External links

  • Grabber at the Sonic the Comic Wiki