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Blue, yellow, silver Blue, yellow, red, orange, gray ( ) Sonic Colors Turquoise blue, yellow, red, orange, gray ( ) Sonic Colors
Black with yellow sclera
Flight Swimming Self-detonation
Jawz (, ジョーズ Jōzu ) ?  also known as  Jawzun ( ジョーズン Jōzun ) ?  in Japan, is an recurring enemy in the  . It is a mass-produced, shark-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman which can travel through the air and underwater.
The typical Jawz resembles a
shark-themed torpedo. It has a blue metallic body with a silver underbelly. Its head also has a pair of bolts on each side resembling eyes and a mouth full of serrated teeth. It also has a dorsal fin, an anal fin, and a single turbine engine with a four-winged propeller on their rear.
, the general Jawz had a more detailed design with orange turbines and black eyes with yellow sclera. It also had two pelvic fins instead of an anal fin. The smaller variations of it in the same game were also turquoise instead of blue.
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and its locked-on version Sonic the Hedgehog 3 , Jawz are encountered in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Hydrocity Zone, where they usually appear in groups. In gameplay, they are either flying or swimming in a straight line, but make no effort to attack the player. If the player gets damaged by a Jawz however, it will self-destruct without releasing the animal inside of it. Nevertheless, they can still be dangerous if the player fails to notice them. Otherwise, they are easily defeated with the Spin Jump.
In both the
Wii and Nintendo DS version of , Jawz are encountered in Sonic Colors Aquarium Park. In the Wii version, they are larger and swim around in the underwater sections, and will charge towards Sonic in a straight line once he gets too close. Smaller variations of the Jawz are also featured, which follow Sonic around underwater rather than in a straight line. Otherwise, the Spin Jump and the Yellow Drill can defeat them.
In the Nintendo DS version, only the blue variation of the Jawz appear. These Badniks usually swim around, but will start charging towards Sonic once he gets close. While they charge, the player cannot attack the Jawz without taking damage. Instead, the player has to attack them using the Yellow Drill.
, the Jawz appear as enemies in Sonic Mania Hydrocity Zone. In this game, they retains their classic appearance and again appear in groups. In terms of attack patterns, they behave just like they did in and Sonic the Hedgehog 3 .
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Powers and abilities
Jawz can both fly and swim using a turbine engine. It can also activate self-destruction on itself after touching it.
In other media
comic book, Robotnik sent numerous Badniks (including Jawz) on a huge chase after Sonic and Tails when they escaped from his spaceship.
Sonic the Comic
The name of the Jaws is an obvious parody of the 1975 thriller movie, .
Jaws Jawz' method of attack is similar to the Balkiry's, except it may come from both sides of the screen and blows up upon touch. In fact, if this Badnik does explode, then its animal will not pop out, similar to the Grabber.
In , there is a Sonic Labyrinth Badnik named Octoto which is similar to Jawz.
The character Johnny shares some similarities with Jawz, as both of them have shark and missile qualities (with Jawz being a torpedo and Johnny being more of a rocket).
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