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For the Badnik in Sonic X-treme, see Piranha (Sonic X-treme).

The Piranha (ピラニー Piranī?)[1] is an enemy that appears in Knuckles' Chaotix. Namely, it is piranha-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.

Appearance

Referred to as "flying fishes",[2] Piranhas are yellow torpedo-shaped fish-like robots with large jet motors on their back, grey dorsal and pectoral fins, black eyes on the front, and a grey lower jaw below their eyes.

Overview

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In Knuckles' Chaotix, Piranhas are only found in Marina Madness. They have rather simple pattern of hovering back and forth in midair. Occasionally, when the player is standing below the Badnik, Piranha stops and and belches up small mine that explodes after landing on the ground. It is possible to get hit by Piranhas in certain arenas with hovering high-tech marinas.

After that, Piranha hovers at one place for couple of seconds before continuing its regular pattern, as giving an opportunity for the player to perform Spin Jump into it. Like many of the enemies in the game, Piranhas are powered by synthesized Rings which they drop upon defeat.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

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The Piranha in Sonic the Comic.

In the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions, the Piranhas are a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army. They appeared only once during the comic's run, namely in Sonic the Comic #131 where it joined an ambush on Freedom Fighters.

Archie Comics

Main article: Piranha (Archie)
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Piranhas in Archie Comics.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Pirahnas are old robots from Dr. Eggman's Badnik Horde. Several of them were left behind on Isolated Island and got turned into helper robots by Dr. Ellidy.

References

  1. Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) Japanese instruction manual pgs. 42-43.
  2. Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) North American instruction manual pg. 21.

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