|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 Nack the Weasel (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
|Nack the Weasel|
Nack the Weasel, from Sonic the Hedgehog #270.
Anthropomorphic weasel-wolf hybrid
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Nack the Weasel is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-off comic series published by Archie Comics. He is an anthropomorphic wolf-weasel hybrid and mercenary who has been employed at various times by Dr. Eggman. Along with Bark the Polar Bear and Bean the Dynamite, he is a member-and leader-of the Hooligans.
Nack is a purple-and-white weasel with a long bent tail, a large blue nose, and blue eyes. He sports a rather large pointed tooth, visible even when his mouth is closed. He wears a brown fedora, a brown belt, brown gloves with metal plates, and brown and white boots.
Nack first encountered Sonic the Hedgehog, his allies, and Dr. Eggman during their competition over the Chaos Emeralds. While Nack attempted to claim them all for himself, he proved unable to defeat Sonic. At some point, Nack formed a criminal trio with Bark the Polar Bear and Bean the Dynamite. Their endeavors eventually led to a confrontation with Team Rose and the Babylon Rogues over a Sol Emerald.
The Shattered World Crisis
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Nack's original timeline ended.
During the events of the Shattered World Crisis, Nack and his fellow Hooligans were hired by Dr. Eggman to retrieve the seven Chaos Emeralds. With the help of a device built into the Marvelous Queen to detect the gemstones, the trio located an Emerald in the Pumpkin Hill Zone. However, they then ran into competition: Knuckles the Echidna and the Chaotix. The two teams engaged in a brief battle, each believing the other to possess the Emerald, but broke it off after recognizing that neither of them had it. Nack and his teammates then took off in search of the Emerald, but the heroes' comments about the world being in danger provoked some displeasure from Bark as to their course of action. However, Nack reminded him of his previous actions, and questioned whether he was willing to trust the fate of the world to the Chaotix and New Freedom Fighters.'
The trio of crooks ran into the Chaotix again after they succeeded in finding not only the Chaos Emerald but Light Gaia as well. A Dark Gaia Titan then appeared and attacked, and Nack and his team took advantage of the distraction to capture Chip and steal the Emerald. They then fled the mine, with Bean destroying all the passageways to insure that Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the Titan were trapped. However, the resourceful heroes managed to escape, and tricked Bean into attacking the Titan with his bombs, a display Nack wished Bean had performed on other occasions. The heroes recovered Chip and the Emerald, and then tricked Nack and company into pursuing a false reading, courtesy of Espio's modifications to their Emerald tracker. Nack and his teammates were forced to report back to Eggman empty-handed, and the mad doctor ordered that they repay him by entering the Chaos Emerald Championship.
They thus entered the tournament-organized by Breezie the Hedgehog-alongside Team Fighters and others. Eggman ordered the group to sabotage Casino Park's defenses if they couldn't win the tournament, though Nack insisted that Eggman pay them separately for that task. Upon seeing Nack panic at the presence of Team Fighters Bean suggested moving immediately to that plan; however, Nack regained his composure and decided to try and fulfill their original mission first. He managed to pass the first round, Bean doing likewise by defeating Espio, but Bark lost to Knuckles by knock-out. Fearing that one of them would likely have to face Sonic in the tournament, Nack contacted Eggman and questioned whether he wanted them to immediately move on to the sabotage plan, but was informed that Eggman wanted to try beating Breezie at her own game first.
Much to Nack's frustration, Breezie-who had promised that the tournament bracket would be arranged in their favor-pitted Nack against Bean, forcing the Weasel to deal with his partner's usual zaniness. After a long, humiliating fight, Nack knocked down his subordinate and ordered him to yield. The next round found Nack going up against Knuckles, with the Weasel attempting-on Bark's advice-to trick his opponent into making a mistake by making him mad. However, Nack's efforts failed to stir his opponent, despite his mention of Knuckles' loss of the Master Emerald and his rather excessive defeat of Amy during their match. Furious at Knuckles' stoic response, Nack attempted to goad him into action by hitting him, only to play right into the Echidna's hands. Nack was swiftly defeated, and subsequently took up a sniper position watching the championship match between Knuckles and Sonic.
Nack is largely a greedy, self-serving individual; his loyalties and morals are flexible so long as he gets what he wants. He is quick to betray when it suits him, and though he is somewhat clever and wily, he often seems plagued with bad luck. Despite his line of work, it especially hurts his pride when things do not go his way; this often leads to him losing his temper or becoming indignant. Along this line, he tends to hold grudges for those he feels have wronged him, though his greed can still overcome this in the right situation (and vice-versa). Easily capable of violence and cruelty, he cares for little besides riches and his bike, the Marvelous Queen.
Powers and abilities
Nack is able to use his tail as a spring, allowing him to jump through the air. He is quite a capable gunman and sniper, displaying the ability to hit far-off or fast-moving targets fairly reliably. He also has some tracking and reconnaissance ability.
Weapons and equipment
Nack's primary weapon is a laser gun, though he has used other gadgets in the past. He also has a hoverbike known as the "Marvelous Queen", which is able to extend to accommodate multiple passengers.
- Some of Nack's character descriptions call him a "fanged sniper", a reference to his Japanese name in the games.
- In the video games Nack's weapon is a popgun.
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble
- ↑ Sonic Universe #55, "Pirate Plunder Panic Part One"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #63, "The Great Chaos Caper Part One: On the Hunt"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #64, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Two: The Usual Suspects"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #65, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Three: Chip of the Ol' Emerald!"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #66, "The Great Chaos Caper Part Four: Water Way To Go!"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #269, "Champions Part Two: Climbing the Brackets"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #270, "Champions Part Three: Raising the Stakes"
- Nack the Weasel at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki