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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Comic continuity.
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Close-up of King Leer from Sonic the Comic #107. Art by Mick McMahon.

King Leer is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. He is a hyena ruler from 600 years ago, according to a story told by Sonic the Hedgehog.

Story

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King Leer on his throne from Sonic the Comic #107. Art by Mick McMahon.

Six hundred years ago, when the people of Mobius lived in separate tribes according to their species, the land was ruled by a hyena named King Leer. The other tribes were small and unwilling to cooperate with each other, so King Leer's hyena warriors found it easy to conquer them, and burn their villages. King Leer imposed numerous oppressive laws, including forbidding cats to meow, birds to fly and dogs to lift their leg. When a dog dared to question why, Leer decided to wipe out the dog's cousins, the Fox Tribe. However, during the attack on the foxes, a hedgehog named Bravehog attempted to save them, believing that the other tribes could defeat the hyenas if they worked together. Unfortunately for Bravehog, the foxes were unwilling to help him and he was captured. King Leer decided to punish Bravehog by shaving off his spines, but Bravehog's words made the people realise the King Leer was just a bully. The various tribes of Mobius united and freed Bravehog, and King Leer was overthrown.[1]

Trivia

  • King Leer is named after the Shakespeare play and character King Lear (although he does not have much in common with the Shakespeare character), as well as the word leer, meaning a grin or look, particularly one with malicious intent.

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