Hoverby Mk II is an enemy that appears at Speed Slider in . Given its similar face and behavior, it is likely a reference to the Knuckles' Chaotix Pata-Bata Badnik that originally appeared in , with the butterfly wings replaced with twin grey rotary engines.
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Hoverby Mk II are found passively hovering. They usually stop at one place and then move to the alternate direction, repeating their flight pattern. They lack any actual weapons, rendering them mostly harmless. They can be destroyed by a single
Spin Jump. Hoverby Mk II used Dark Rings as life energy.
In other media
The Hoverby model also appeared in the "Spark of Life" arc of the
Sonic Universe comic series from Archie Comics. Having been left behind on Isolated Island by Dr. Eggman, they were reprogrammed by Dr. Ellidy to serve as his guards alongside other Badniks. This led to them being controlled by Phage in her attack on the island, but eventually being freed by Overclocked Nicole.
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