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Metal Sonic (Archie)

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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Metal Sonic v3.0.
Quotation1 I >zzt< will surpass you... Quotation2
Metal Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog #256
Metal Sonic
Metal Sonic PSGW
Metal Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog #256.
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog #256

Biographical overview

Dr. Eggman

Physical description



None (referred to as male)

Color scheme

Blue, yellow, black, red



Alignment and character traits



Eggman Empire

Powers and abilities
  • Super speed
  • Flight
  • Sharp claws
  • Laser emission
Moves and techniques

Metal Sonic is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a robotic doppelganger of Sonic the Hedgehog and the most infamous creation of Dr. Eggman. It has been a formidable foe to the New Freedom Fighters since its inception, and can even rival the likes of its organic counterpart, Sonic.


Metal Sonic, as its name applies, is a robotic version of Sonic the Hedgehog. It mimics the color scheme and even the abilities of its counterpart. It is mostly colored blue with red rocket-shoes, an advanced jet engine on his back, gray appendages, red eyes, and a yellow "O"-shaped torso/chest carving.


Early life

At some point, Metal Sonic captured Amy Rose in the past.[1]

Countdown to Chaos

Metal Sonic was sent by Dr. Eggman to hunt down and kill Sally Acorn after she sneaked inside the Death Egg and stole files from the Egg Network.[2] It successfully tracked down Sally at Mobotropolis where it fought against her Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, and Cheese. However, even the four and the Royal Guard could not subdue it until Sonic showed up and gloated it into a race. The two raced outside of Mobotropolis, only for Miles "Tails" Prower shot down the robot with missiles from the Tornado. However, Metal Sonic was not completely destroyed, but its lower body was ripped apart. Regardless, the robot proclaimed that it would surpass Sonic, to which the hedgehog disregarded that.[3]

Shattered World Crisis

During the Shattered World Crisis, Metal Sonic was later rebuilt and was sent to Apotos to find the local Gaia Temple. Thus, he harassed Gregorios on the location of the temple, only for Eggman to interrupt, commanding Metal Sonic to head to an undisclosed location. With the coordinates, Metal Sonic left Apotos.[4]


Metal Sonic's single desire is to surpass and defeat Sonic the Hedgehog, and at one point went to incredible lengths to destroy its "loathsome copy" by betraying Eggman and transforming into the monstrous Metal Overlord. After its betrayal, it appears that Eggman placed some form of safeguard on it to ensure that Metal Sonic remains obedient to him. Despite this safeguard, Metal Sonic still retains its single minded desire to surpass Sonic.

Powers and abilities

Metal Sonic has an array of weapons and abilities at its disposal. Not only does it have super fast speed to match up with the likes of Sonic, it also has a full-on blast that can be unleashed from its torso that can be activated upon charge. Metal Sonic has sharp claws that allow it to scratch even the sharpest of metal (such as Eggman's escape pod Sally had used).[3] It can perform both the Burst Shield and the Black Shield at will.[3]


See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #260 - "Waves of Change - Part One: First Ripples"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #255 - "Countdown to Chaos - Part Three: The Rabbot"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #256 - "Countdown to Chaos - Finale: The Princess and the Hammer"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #268 - "Champions - Part One: The Gang's All Here"

External links

  • Metal Sonic at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki

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