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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 Motobug (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The Motobug is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is one of the original Badnik models. Largely ineffective against Sonic the Hedgehog, they are mainly useful as scouts.


Early actions

Created by Dr. Eggman, the Motobugs were first used during the doctor's takeover of Mobotropolis to attack the fleeing citizens and harass the inhabitants of Knothole Village in the time that followed.[1][2] Several older models of the Motobug were also employed by Breezie the Hedgehog, some repurposed to pick up litter.[3]

Worlds Collide

Fighting Robots

Motobug and Mettaur fighting, from Sonic the Hedgehog #250.

A Moto Bug briefly teamed up with a Mettaur when Eggman and Wily made a bet to see which robot would take down Dr. Light first. However, both robots had walked into each other, and thus began to fight each other instead. The robots would eventually destroy each other and Dr. Light would make a transmitter from their parts.[4]

Shattered World Crisis

Note: From the reader's point of view, this picks up from where the Motobugs' original timeline ended.
Ellidy's Motobug

A Motobug repurposed by Dr. Ellidy, from Sonic Universe #71.

A number of Motobugs were left behind on Isolated Island following Eggman's failed operation there, and were modified by Dr. Ellidy to help him on the island and protect the area.[5]

Eggman soon made new Motobug models to safeguard his refinery and amusement park, Eggman Land. When it was taken over by Walter and Wendy Naugus, the Motobugs were crystallized and forced to fight for them against Eggman and his Egg Bosses.[6] Some were destroyed but others were recovered when Eggman had won and forced Wendy to release her control on his robots.[7]

The Eggman Land Motobugs were powered by Dark Gaia Energy due to Eggman's Summoning Spire, no longer needing to be powered by mobini. They were soon used in combat against the Freedom Fighters when they attacked Eggman Land.[8]


See also


  1. Sonic/Mega Man Free Comic Book Day 2014, "Sonic Comic Origins: Sally--The Exiled Leader"
  2. Sonic Super Digest #8, "Sonic Comic Origins: Little Lost Soldier"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #250, "When Worlds Collide Part Nine: All-Out War!"
  5. Sonic Universe #71, "Spark of Life Part One"
  6. Sonic Universe #85, "Eggman's Dozen Part Three: Team Management"
  7. Sonic Universe #86, "Eggman's Dozen Finale: Synergizing"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #285, "Panic in the Sky Part Two: Falling Into Place"

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