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This character 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.

The Sandworm is a character that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. It is a caterpillar-based Badnik model created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik.


The first Sandworm models look nearly identical to the Caterkiller, but with a blue, yellow and white color scheme. The latest model differs greatly from its predecessor: this Sandworm is larger, colored completely green and carries a black cannon on both sides of the head.


A Sandworm first appeared when ambushing Sonic on a trip to the Floating Island. Upon the Sandworm's second attempt to ambush him though, Sonic managed to defeat it.[1]


The updated Sandworm model, from Sonic the Comic #126. Art by Nigel Dobbyn.

Later, a more intimidating Sandworm model was created by Dr. Robotnik during his occupation of Flickies' Island. This one tried to attack Tails and Willie Waddle in the Scorchio Zone. Willie, a comedian, told the Sandworm a joke, distracting it and allowing Tails to defeat it.[2]

Powers and abilities

Sandworms have been modified to function in a desert environment. They can quickly burrow through sand, and when they detect enemy on the surface it will burst out to attack.[1][2] Later models were equipped with powerful laser cannons.[2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Comic #47, "Mystery of the Sandopolis Zone"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Comic #126, "Desert Fox"

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