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This article's subject exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Comic continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
Organicbattery

Pringle being absorbed by a prototype Trooper in Sonic the Comic #140. Art by Richard Elson and colour by Nigel Kitching.

An organic battery is a key component of Robotnik's early Badnik designs in Sonic the Comic.

Description

In this continuity, Badniks are not roboticized animals (unlike other continuities, such as the Archie Comics series). Rather, they are autonomous robots that can install animals as "organic batteries" or "power sources".[1] The presence of an organic battery also acts as a defense mechanism: Sonic is forced to hold back the strength of his Spin Attacks for fear of harming the captive within.[2]

Some more advanced Badniks, in particular Prime Badniks,[3] Trooper Badniks,[2] and the Metallix series, do not possess organic batteries.

Following Robotnik's downfall and establishment of a new base on Flickies' Island, the majority of subsequent Badniks used Flickies as their organic batteries. The Flickies apparently were ideally suited to be organic batteries, and the new Badniks were harder to defeat than Robotnik's previous models.[4]

References

  1. Sonic the Comic #4, "Day of the Badniks"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Comic #9, "Back to Reality"
  3. Sonic the Comic #5, "Lost in the Labyrinth Zone"
  4. Sonic the Comic #105, "Flickies' Island, Part 2"

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