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Heat-Seekers, from Knuckles #2.

Heat-Seekers, or known as Sandcrawler, is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are gigantic-worms that live in Sandopolis Desert.


Taking the appearance of a giant, Heat-Seekers, one of these creatures attacked Knuckles the Echidna and Archimedes, both where transported there thanks to a reawaken-Enerjak, while in the Sandopolis Desert. Archimedes led it to a rock while the Heat-Seeker was underground. The rock underground resulted its injury and soon, it died.[1]


  1. Knuckles #2, "Rites of Passage! Part Two"