|Alignment and character traits|
Mantis is one of the least deadliest badniks in the game. When the player comes near it, the Mantis simply jumps on the spot. When going at speed, it can jump right over the player, making it very easy to avoid. Mantis behaves the same way in Sonic 4, although it is slightly less predictable.
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A Grasshopper type robot which was also featured in "MARBLE GARDEN ZONE" in "Sonic 3". Since they can suddenly jump without notice, their moves are unpredictable. Be careful not to bump into them, or Sonic will lose rings.
- This badnik appears to be based on (if not an upgrade of) the Bata-pyon badnik from Sonic CD.
- This Badnik also seems to share a resemblance to the badnick Slicer from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.