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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Archie Comics continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
Mighty the Armadillo
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Mighty as he appears in Archie Comics
Appearances
First appearance

Knuckles' Chaotix

Biographical overview
Age

16

Birthplace

Mercia

Family
Physical description
Species

Mobian/Armadillo

Gender

Male

Height

104 cm (3 ft 4 in)[citation needed]

Weight

39 kg (85 lbs)[citation needed]

Fur

Black

Skin

Yellowish-tan

Eyes

Blue

Attire
  • A pair of white gloves with large, sock-like cuffs,
  • A pair of red sneakers with a single patch of white on top, and white soles,
  • White Socks.
Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Affiliation
Likes

Traveling, nature, Sonic, Ray reading, peace, tranquility, Chaotix, Beauregard Rabbot

Dislikes

Violence, Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic, Sand-Blasters

Skills, abilities and powers
Skills

Spin Attack, Spin Jump, Spin Dash, Wall kick, Super Speed and super strength.

Mighty the Armadillo was born into a family of thieves. While he was still too young to realize his parent's actions, they were imprisoned by the law. Seeking a method to free them, Mighty was confronted by Mammoth Mogul. Mogul used his powers to grant Mighty his incredible super strength. However, even with his new power, Mighty was unable to free his parents. With failure heavy in his heart, he forced a guilty exile on himself. He exists in both the Pre-and Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline.

History

Captive

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Mighty's family as shown in Archie Comics.

While wandering Mobius in exile, Mighty was captured by Dr. Ivo Robotnik along with Fiona Fox, Ray and other Mobians. With the assistance of Sonic the Hedgehog, Mighty was able to escape prison, forced to leave Fiona and Ray behind. Following his escape he wandered for many years before choosing the Angel Island as his new home. The guilt of abandoning Ray followed him even far away from the containment facility. He exists in both the Pre-and Post-Super Genesis Wave timeline.

Joining the Chaotix

During his exile he was startled by Knuckles and Vector. The two asked where he was going and Mighty was unable to give an answer. Sensing that he had no home, the two offered to bring him to Angel Island (then known as the Floating Island) aboard Vector's personally built hovercraft. Mighty began his new life on the island and took up residence in an empty cave where he was finally able to live in peace. Mighty also had his hand in being the first to meet Charmy Bee upon his venture to the Floating Island and introducing the bee to all his friends there. However his peaceful life was disrupted when Renfield T. Rodent and Ivo Robotnik set up a base of operations on the island disguised as a carnival. Mighty was enlisted by Knuckles, along with the rest of the Chaotix, to help force Robotnik off the island. After Robotnik's defeat Mighty has remained a member of the Chaotix.

Rescuing Ray

After the demise of Ivo Robotnik, Mighty was confronted by Fiona Fox to undertake a mission. Fiona and Nic the Weasel had teamed up to returned the containment facility where Mighty, Ray, Fiona, and Sonic had been imprisoned many years before. Nic and Fiona wanted to return to the facility to raid its power source, a magical gem similar to the Chaos Emeralds. Mighty was contacted to demolish the powerfully armored door that sealed the gem in place. After breaking into the abandoned facility Mighty easily destroyed the door. To Mighty's delight, they discovered Ray clinging to the gem. Apparently after the facilities closing, Ray was unable to escape the facility unlike Fiona. Ray discovered the power source room and clung to the gem. The magical properties of the gem allowed Ray to live for years without food or water. Despite herself and in a rare moment of compassion, Nic destroyed the power gem to free Ray. The bounty hunters left Mighty and Ray behind to catch up. Mighty then promised he would always look after and protect Ray to make up for having to leave him behind in the facility many years ago.

After the Xorda

Following Sonic's year-long disappearance, Mighty accompanied the Chaotix during their raid on Angel Island to liberate a Dingo-run concentration camp and rescue Knuckles' father Locke from captivity. Following this, Mighty and the others returned to Knothole where they would remain for some time. Mighty was with the rest of the Chaotix in Knothole when the Egg Fleet attacked and destroyed the city. Enraged at the sight of Ray being captured by Snively, Mighty nearly killed Snively, destroying a key part of Snively's attack mech. However, Might, like the vast majority of Knothole's citizens, was transported to the Egg Grape Chamber in New Megaopolis. However, he along with everyone else was freed and transported to New Mobotropolis.

Mighty remained in New Mobotropolis with the rest of the Chaotix during the Enerjak crisis, though when Julie-Su wanted to leave the city and see if Knuckles was okay, Mighty readily assisted her and the rest of the Chaotix in attacking the city's airfield. However, when Sonic and Tails were dispatched to Angel Island instead, the Chaotix remained in the city.

Raiding the Eggdome

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Mighty's previous attire.

Shortly after the Enerjak crisis was resolved, Mighty remained in behind to help rebuild Freedom HQ while the other Chaotix members went to Angel Island to comfort Knuckles. During this time, Mighty was mind controlled by Mammoth Mogul who still had a magical hold over him since he gave Mighty his strength as a child. Mogul controlled Mighty like a puppet, along with Tails, and Mina Mongoose to force Sonic to give him a Chaos Emerald from the Special Zone. After Sonic complied, Mogul released Mighty from his spell. The spells lingering effects were completely erased by Merlin Prower and Mogul controlled him no more with Mighty still possessing his strength.

Following this, Mighty and the rest of the Chaotix launched an assault on New Megaopolis to take out the Dark Egg Legion and destroy one of Dr. Eggman's communications relays. When everyone managed to get inside the Eggdome, the Dark Egg Legion opened fire and Mighty managed to protect himself by curling up into a ball. Nonetheless, the forces were defeated and the rest of the Dark Egg Legion retreated. They then came across a wall with a small opening just big enough for Sonic to spin dash through for his final battle against Eggman. Sonic went on ahead while Mighty and Bunnie used their great strength to try and break down the wall to help Sonic. The Chaotix and the rest of the Freedom Fighters came to Sonic's side just after the hedgehog defeated the Doctor and watched Eggman finally lose his sanity. Snivley then came in and told everyone that they "broke him" and that the poor Doctor just couldn't handle another defeat and was brought to the brink of insanity. Losing to Sonic that last time finally caused him to snap and the Freedom Fighters and Chaotix were deemed the victors and returned to New Mobotropolis to celebrate.

Upon reunion with Espio (after he left for the Dragon Kingdom), the chameleon reported to him that he may have found Mighty's sister. Mighty was slightly frustrated that he wasn't informed sooner, and decided he wanted to go out and locate her. Ray the Squirrel attempted to persuade Mighty to stay, but to no avail. At a last-ditch attempt, Ray pleaded that he could go with Mighty on his search, to which Mighty agreed to. After that, they said goodbye to the rest of the Chaotix, Mighty forgave Espio, and the pair left Angel Island.

Sister Search

Mighty and Ray's journey, which they reported to the Chaotix via letters sent through a Warp Ring, eventually led them to Mighty's birthplace of Mercia. Mighty's strength allowed him and Ray to easily defeat a group of soldiers from the Mercia Dark Egg Legion and their G.O.O.N.s, after which they encountered the Crazy Kritter Freedom Fighters. Acting leader Bow Sparrow acknowledged the role of the former king in the punishment of Mighty's parents and the Armadillo's exile, and offered his own life as restitution. Mighty proved forgiving, and gave the Sparrow a friendly-if somewhat painful-hug. Friar Buck then allowed Mighty to look over his collection of Mercia's records, which allowed Mighty to determine that his sister had been in an orphanage prior to her Roboticization. Reasoning that the Eggnet in Snottingham Castle would be able to provide him with his sister's current location, Mighty and his friends planned a daring nighttime raid. However, the attack plan was halted when the Legion launched a surprise attack on Deerwood Forest in an attempt to uncover the location of Hideaway, the Freedom Fighters' base. Though Bow recommended that Mighty and Ray should go to the castle and use the assault as a chance to sneak in, the pair chose to fight alongside their newfound allies. After largely overcoming the invades, Bow again sent the pair off, and Mighty and Ray left to continue their quest. However, the Freedom Fighters had no contact with them after that point, and their Warp Ring returned to Angel Island by itself. This eventually led Vector, Charmy, and Espio to seek out their missing comrades. Having successfully accessed the Eggnet and located his missing sister in the area of Sand Blast City, Mighty traveled there and joined the Sand-Blasters under the name "Flex" while Ray went by "Jitters." Their reasons for doing this were cautionary-though they knew the Sand-Blasters to be untrustworthy, the local Eggman Empire forces would likely prove hostile as well. As such, they decided to masquerade as Sand-Blasters for a time in order to the get the lay of the land, and sent their Warp Ring back to Angel Island in order to keep it away from their "allies." Mighty saved several of his new teammates from a Great Desert Dark Egg Legion tank, responding to Jack Rabbit's thanks with his desire to "pay his keep" while trying to locate his sister. An unexpected surprise came as Vector, Espio, and Charmy came looking for their missing friends, nearly blowing the pair's cover in the process. After explaining all that they had accomplished-and putting on an act of bullying his friends-Mighty was questioned by Vector as to why he hadn't provided more of an explanation. Mighty responded that he had done what he had thought appropriate, and then questioned if Vector was going to hold his joining the Sand-Blasters against him as he had Espio's ties to the Shinobi Clan and Julie-Su's history as a Legionnaire. After the Crocodile admitted his tendency to be unforgiving, he expressed his happiness that the group had been all but reunited, only for Mighty to reveal his plans to meet with Beauregard Rabbot of the Legion. While Mighty was glad to have the trio arrive in time to look after Ray while he went to meet the Baron, his teammates were less-than-pleased. Assuring them of the Baron's reputation for fairness, he turned down Ray's pleading to go with him, determined that he didn't want his adopted younger brother hurt. With Espio's help, he escaped the city unnoticed and approached the Legion base, only to be attacked when they proved doubtful about his intent to surrender. Disabling a pair of tanks, he was then allowed to meet with Beauregard, who was dubious as to Mighty's intentions given how effective he had been against the Legion. Bearegard was then stunned to learn of Mighty's mission, and summoned Matilda, whom Mighty was overjoyed to see. Mighty's heart was then broken as Matilda recounted her tragic past, which had left her with no memory of, and no feelings for her long-lost brother. Beauregard expressed his condolences, and his hopes that Mighty would have been able to help Matilda open up, and then assured Mighty that his sister was with a family of sorts in the Legion and that they would take care of her. In order to keep up the pretense, the Baron had the heartbroken Mighty "confined" and sent word to Jack for a prisoner exchange.

At the meeting site the next day, the Baron had Mighty enter a powerful restraint, keeping up the pretense that he was a helpless prisoner. Mighty submitted without complaint, still heartbroken over his sister's rejection after all he had done to find her. Beauregard again expressed his sympathy, before turning to address the arriving Sand-Blasters. However, the supposedly peaceful meeting turned into a battle as several of Jack's "prisoners" turned out to be Sand-Blaster operatives disguised as Legionnaires, who began attacking. Mighty begged the Baron to release him so that he could help protect Matilda, regardless of her lack of feelings for him. To his shock, Ray boarded the carrier and demanded that Beauregard release him, only to anger Matilda, who might have attacked Ray had Mighty and the Baron not intervened. When Ray realized who Matilda was, he asked her to come with them, only for Matilda to again demonstrate her lack of feelings towards Mighty and any desire to go with him. Mighty was once again heartbroken, but was then caught off guard as Ray pleaded his case with Matilda, citing Mighty's love for his sister and Ray, and his efforts to find her so that he could help her as he had the Flying Squirrel.

Mighty was deeply impressed by his "little brother," but the happy moment was interrupted by Jolt the Roadrunner, who aimed to take Mighty out for lying to the Sand-Blasters, a fact which had come out during the battle. Matilda, connecting with her sibling thanks to Ray's speech, defended him from not one but two Sand-Blaster attacks, knocking Jolt flying and intercepting a missile aimed at her brother. Seeing his sister injured, Mighty snapped, and in a destructive rampage decimated the Sand-Blasters tanks and jeeps, and would have gone after Jack and the others had the Chaotix not stopped him, Ray getting through to him by reminding him of Matilda's injury. Fortunately, Matilda survived, and Mighty was able to properly introduce her to her adopted sibling, Ray. Unfortunately, Beauregard informed the group that Matilda's recovery would require care that only the Legion could provide, and that Mighty would have to leave in order for her to be safe. Mighty suggested that he could blend in with the Legion, but the Baron convinced him of the temporary nature of such a tactic, promising that he would be able to visit Matilda. With the encouragement of his teammates, Mighty bid farewell to Matilda, promising that they would meet again soon.

Mighty and the others returned to Angel Island, only to find Knuckles unaccompanied by Julie-Su and Saffron.

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