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Appearances in other media
Pink, yellow, grey
Jaws ( is a recurring enemy in the プクプク Puku-Puku ) ? . They are a submersible shark-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badniks variant created by Dr. Eggman which first appeared in .
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Jaws are based on real-life sharks. They have a pink shark body with a grey propeller for a tail fin which is used for propulsion. Other features include a small grey pelvic fins and a small dorsal fin. They also have a large mouth with sharp teeth and a yellow jaw connected at each joint by grey screws. They also have two short eyestalks with big eyes and yellow eyelids.
, Jaws are more detailed and have two small nostril holes on their nose. In Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I , Jaws returned to their original design, but with cyan eyes.
Sonic Lost World
Powers and abilities
Specializing in underwater patrols, Jaws are excellent swimmers with their fin propellers. Possessing sharp teeth, the Jaws can use lethal bites.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Jaws first appeared in the original 16-bit version of
. These Badniks can be found in the water sections of Sonic the Hedgehog Labyrinth Zone and Scrap Brain Zone Act 3. Since Jaws have no direct means of offense, they can easily be destroyed with the Spin Jump or a Spin Attack aimed from above.
In the 8-bit version of
the game with same name, Jaws can be found in the Labyrinth Zone. In this game, Jaws act like in their 16-bit counterpart, but they are smaller than Sonic himself and have a grey color scheme underwater. As the others Badniks, Jaws do not have Animals inside of them.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
, Jaws received an upgraded design. In this game, they can only be found in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Lost Labyrinth Zone Act 3, which is the most water-related Act in the Zone. Despite their new design, Jaws acts like they did in .
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Sonic Lost World
In both the
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version of , the Jaws returns with its more classical design. During the game, it turns out that the Sonic Lost World Badniks, including the Jaws, got hijacked by the Deadly Six.
Blowfish Transporter in Nintendo 3DS version of . Sonic Lost World
In the Wii U version, Jaws are only found in certain underwater sections of
Tropical Coast Zone 1 which the player only can access with the Yellow Drill. Relatively harmless, the player can charge them with the Yellow Drill.
In the Nintendo 3DS version, Jaws are rarely swimming alone in Tropical Coast Zone 1-2, as they either attack individually or are deployed by
Blowfish Transporters. When spotting the player, they start swimming towards Sonic to bite him, although player can defeat them with a Spin Jump or Focused Homing Attack before that. Additionally, Jaws will be destroyed if they hit a surface after being deployed by a Blowfish Transporter.
In other media
Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic
Jaws appear briefly in
manga. In Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Volume 3' story Sonic Rampage!!, as Sonic enters to the Labyrinth Zone which was located under the Clockwork Zone, he gets involved in a waterfall deep under the water. He there faces two Jaws who are ready to finish him off. Luckily Sonic manages to escape from the Badniks in the ground, knowing that he can not perform the Spin Attack underwater.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
The Jaws in
. Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
television series, the Jaws are a model of Badniks created and used by Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Dr. Robotnik. They first appeared as guards investing the waters of the undersea city of Labyrinth, but failed to keep out Sonic, Tails and Surff. A submarine-based Jaws was also used by Scratch and Grounder to ambush Sonic and Tails when they were out at sea.
The Jaws in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Jaws was one of the Classic Badniks created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik. In the comics' early run, the Jaws served as Robotnik's foremost lackey in his underwater operations. However, he was eventually rendered obsolete by more advanced robots and got decommissioned.
Jaws in the
comics. Sonic X
comic series published by Sonic X Archie Comics, a Jaws appeared in a virtual reality version of the Labyrinth Zone, trying to attack on Rouge the Bat, but got destroyed as Knuckles activated an underwater wall hatch.
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