|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.
- "Muttski" redirects here. For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Muttski (Pre-Super Genesis Wave). For the character in the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series, see Muttski (SatAM).
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Ben "The Mutt" Muttski is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comics published by Archie Comics. He is an anthropomorphic dog working as the apprentice to Charles the Hedgehog.
When strange tremors began occurring in the Wood Zone, Muttski and Charles traveled there to research the phenomenon, where they collected samples of a strange energy emerging from within the planet, with Antoine serving as their body guard. During their investigation, Sonic and Tails to the Wood Zone to find Antoine, and Muttski expressed his happiness to see the duo (both Sonic and Tails were shocked to see Muttski due to them recalled his old self). Shortly after, more tremors occurred, and Muttski and Charles fell into a chasm. Fortunately, the two of them were saved by Sonic, Tails, and Antoine, with Muttski being very impressed by Antoine's way of chopping falling logs with his sword. Getting their bearing, Muttski and Charles collected their remaining samples of the strange energy and left for Spagonia to study them.
In Spagonia, Muttski and Charles began studying their samples of the dark energy and discovered after a few short tests its highly corruptive and mutagenic properties. Shortly after the Shattered World Crisis had begun, Muttski was contacted by Sonic who asked him to patch him through to Charles. Despite visually shaken, Muttski complied, but returned soon after with horrible news: Charles and his colleague Professor Pickle had been kidnapped by Dr. Eggman's Badniks, along with all their research.
Muttski is an excitable, happy and upbeat person. Even in the middle of mortal danger, he can quickly shift to a cheerful mood, like when he cheered as he was being pulled out a chasm by Tails and then right after was happily impressed at Antoine's performance to save them. Like a real dog, he tends to wag his tail when happy.
- It is possible that Muttski's name may be based on Ben Hurst's name, who was the main writer of the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series, from which Muttski originated.