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The Shield Hunter is a character that appears in the anime series Sonic X. It is a mass-produced robot model created and deployed by the military organization Guardian Units of the Nations following the Perfect Chaos incident.
Nearly identical to the Laser Hunters, the Shield Hunters are large blue, white, yellow, red and black humanoid robots with a top-heavy upper torso. They have a flat head with no neck, a single white eye, and a drop-shaped blue cap covering it. On their torso they have red and blue chest plating with the GUN's symbol on the right side. They also have legs with large kneecaps, thick forearms, a hand on the left arm, and a rifle identical to the Laser Hunters' on their right arm. What distinguish them are the tall red shields emblazoned with the number "02" they each wield.
Following Perfect Chaos' attack on Station Square, the Shield Hunters were constructed by GUN upon clearance from the President to combat the threat of Dr. Eggman. Supposedly, the Shield Hunters' design were derived from the studies of the E-Series robots that the government had gotten a hold of. Unbeknownst to GUN however, data on the Shield Hunters were hacked by Eggman.