|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.|
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Prelate-R is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is the Prelate form of Ray the Flying Squirrel that exists in the Dark Mobius dimension.
Prelate-R was created from the Core of an alternate reality counterpart of Ray the Flying Squirrel. Like the rest of the Chaotix-based Prelates, R confronted Silver the Hedgehog after following Prelate-V back to his homeworld and attacked him on sight. After a failed attempt to crush Silver, R along with Prelate-C and Prelate-S, struck him down in mid-flight and then tried to converge on Silver, only to be destroyed down to his core by Demo Duck of the Alternate Freedom Fighters. R was later reformed from his core by Enerjak to attack the Freedom Fighters after their "secret base" was destroyed and engaged Demo and Scarlette Rabbot in battle. (SU: #25, #26)
- When Prelate-R is formed from his core and fires his eye-lasers, he makes a sound similar to Ray's name: "RYY!"
- Prelate-R appears to be able to fly because of his prime counterpart's natural ability.
- While the stripes and decals of all the other prelates are the same color as the primary color of their organic versions (Vector is green, Mighty is red, etc.), Prelate-R is strangely a pale blue, rather than a shade of yellow. This is probably in relation to his prime counterpart's pale blue-colored jacket and sneakers since the yellow color is already applied to Prelate S, while Prelate C's color most likely comes from Charmy Bee's orange bomber jacket.