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Jimmy (ジミー Jimī?) is a character that appears in Sonic Mania. A Moto Bug, Jimmy is the trusty steed of the Heavy Rider, one of the Hard-Boiled Heavies.

Concept and creation

Jimmy's name pays homage to Polygon Jim, a former member of Sonic Retro (where the developers of Sonic Mania got their start), who was known for making a ROM hack of Sonic the Hedgehog where a Moto Bug is the playable character.

Appearance

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Jimmy during the penultimate fight in Titanic Monarch Zone Act 2.

Jimmy is a regular-looking Moto Bug from Dr. Eggman's first generation of Badniks. However, Jimmy possesses two distinguishing feature: its large size for a Moto Bug and red rings around its pupils.

During the Titanic Monarch Zone Act 2 penultimate fight, Jimmy was modified to resemble a bulky motorbike with long tail pipes and thick wheels.

History

Jimmy was acquired by the Heavy Rider as her steed sometime during the latter's stay in the Green Hill Zone. From then on, the Heavy Rider rode Jimmy around wherever she went.

When Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower were about to leave the Lava Reef Zone, the Heavy Rider and Jimmy attacked the duo. When the Heavy Rider got destroyed, Jimmy fled from the area.

Later on, the Heavy Rider and Jimmy (now a bulky motorbike), would chase down Sonic and co. when Dr. Eggman briefly sent the trio to its section of the Titanic Monarch Zone during what seemed like their final battle.

Personality

Jimmy is shown to be rather wild and restless for a Moto Bug. Its eyes may also indicate a looney and chaotic nature.

Powers and abilities

Jimmy has proven itself to be faster than the average Moto Bug from his time. He also possesses a telescopic wheel which he can use to make surprisingly high jumps.

Trivia


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