- This article is about the badnik from Sonic the Hedgehog 3. For the badnik from Sonic Generations, see Mega Chopper (Sonic Generations).
Mega Chopper, known as Kapu-kapu (カプカプ?) in Japan, is piranha-type badnik created by Doctor Robotnik. It appears at Hydrocity Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Despite the name Mega Choppers are actually small red colored badniks.
Mega Chopper can be found swimming around or leaping up from below the floor of the Hydrocity Zone. Although it is a small badnik, it is still troublesome. It does not damage the player directly; instead, it latches onto them and drains rings at a steady rate until the ring count reaches zero, which results in death. The Mega Chopper can be thrown off by pressing random buttons, and is easily destroyed with a Spin Attack.
- Although its name would suggest it is related to Chopper from the original Sonic the Hedgehog, it is actually more similar to Chop-Chop from Aquatic Ruin Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- It is also much smaller than either of these two badniks, despite having "mega" in its name.
- His japanese name is like the Kapu Kapu's from Chu Chu Rocket, another Sega series.