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Hunter

Hunter from Sonic the Hedgehog #140

Hunter was a rogue Overlander poacher and a foe of Knuckles the Echidna, who considered the mass murder of Mobians acceptable so long as he gave them a sporting chance. Hunter had black hair and blue eyes and wore safari outfit.

History

He first appeared on Angel Island, capturing Knuckles and his childhood rival, a gorilla named Monk, locking shock collars around their necks to prevent their escape and hunting them across Angel Island. Eventually cornering the escapees in the Hydrocity Zone, Hunter executed Monk, which drove Knuckles to instinctively use his dormant Chaos powers to drive the Overlander away. (KtE #30, #31, #32)

Death to the Hunter

Knuckles sending Hunter into the sea.

Held prisoner by the Brotherhood of Guardians for several months, Hunter was freed by the Eggman-supported dingoes during their take-over on Echidnaopolis in Angel Island. Seeing potential in the villain, Robotnik enhanced his fighting abilities and armed him with a 'Chaos Spear' that allowed him to teleport his targets into captivity in New Megaopolis. Once more however, Hunter was bested by Knuckles, who transformed into his Hyper Knuckles persona and cast the Overlander into the sea, where he allegedly drowned-unless he was first killed by the force of falling several hundred feet. This fate was oddly fitting, given that it echoed that of Monk.

Before his supposed death, Hunter captured numerous citizens of Angel Island, including Constable Remington, the Fire Ant Council, and Xenin of the Dark Legion. He also seemingly captured Dr. Finitevus, but the mad scientist appears to have used Hunter as a distraction to allow him to disappear and work on his own agenda.

Personality

As one of the (if not THE) greatest hunters on Mobius, Hunter takes a great deal of pride in said title, but never let it cloud his better judgement. Reserved and level headed he rarely allowed himself to panic under any circumstances, not even when being jumped by a giant gorilla. Underneath Hunter's calm exterior lies a homicidal being who makes no distinction between race or gender, all look fine on his wall. He does however acknowledge certain preys who prove worthy of the hunt and showed disgust at a chaos stripped Knuckles' inability to put up resistance.

Abilities

A superb fighter in his own right along with a master hunter and formidable strategist, Hunter claimed to be able to take on Knuckles in a physical fight after studying him. He was also skilled in the use of various firearms and often used them in his hunts.

Trivia

  • As Monk had survived from a fall from the Floating Island into the ocean before, people had assumed that the same thing could have happened to Hunter. However, the Data-file for Dr. Finitevus (once thought to have been another victim) identifies Hunter as deceased.
  • Despite being an Overlander, Hunter has five fingers.
  • Hunter is likely based off of Marvel Comics Spider-Man villain Kraven The Hunter.
  • The plot of Hunter's first appearance is based on the novel The Most Dangerous Game.
  • Hunter was left out of the Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, along with Monk.

External links

  • Hunter at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki

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