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Locky

A Locky in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

The Locky (ルッキー Rukkī?) is a creature in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are a race of bald eagle Animals native to West Side Island, and are close friends of Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies. The Lockies are known for having been targeted by Dr. Robotnik who seeks to use them as energy sources for his Badnik army and imprison them in Capsules for later use.

Description

Anatomy

The general Locky resembles a miniature bald eagle, except with a much larger head. They have a black plummage with a white head, two large black eyes, a slightly small but sharp orange beak, large wings for an Animal, and two orange three-toed feet with claws.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

S2 locky

The Lockies first appeared in the 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In this game, the Lockies and other Animals from West Side Island were captured by Dr. Robotnik and used to power his Badnik workers which Robotnik needed to finish the Death Egg.[1] The Lockies can be found Chemical Plant Zone, Hill Top Zone, Metropolis Zone and Wing Fortress Zone where they pop out of destroyed Badniks or opened Capsules at the end of the third Acts (excluding the Wing Fortress Zone which has no Capsules). If the player completes the game as Sonic and has collected all the Chaos Emeralds, a Locky herd will appear flying behind the Tornado during the ending cinematic.

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

In Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, the Lockies appear in all the playable levels, namely Toxic Caves, Lava Powerhouse, The Machine and Showdown, where they pop out of destroyed Badniks. Exclusive to The Machine, the player can also free them from the Veg-O-Machine.

Sonic Mania

In Sonic Mania, the Lockies reprise their roles from the Sonic games on the Sega Genesis by being organic power sources for Dr. Eggman's Badniks again. The Lockies can be found in Mirage Saloon Zone, where they pop out of destroyed Badniks or the opened Capsule at the end of the second Act.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Locky (Archie)
Locky Archie

A Locky in the Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Lockies are a Mobini bird race native to Sonic's World.

Trivia

  • Although it could be a coincidence, Akinori Nishiyama, one of Sega's employees in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 staff has been credited as "Locky P" on Special Thanks.

References

  1. Sonic The Hedgehog 4. Sega. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved on 26 January 2015.

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