|This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.|
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The Statue of Aypex is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was a statue on Thoraxia, built by the friendly inhabitants there. The statue was built in honor of legendary champion Aypex that saved their race some time ago; it held a red Chaos Emerald in each of its six hands.
While he was lost in space, Sonic encountered the planet and its inhabitants, and came across the Statue of Aypex when he was exploring their city with Deeble, who served as Sonic's guide. When looking at the statue, he wondered about the link between its red Chaos Emeralds and the green ones back at home.
When the Bzzzz attacked the Blodex that night, Sonic ran back to the statue in order to use the power of the Chaos Emeralds against the invaders. He absorbed the energy from the red Chaos Emeralds, which created Super Sonic as a separate individual.