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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this vehicle after the Super Genesis Wave, see Tornado (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The Tornado 2 is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a biplane used by the Knothole Freedom Fighters and an upgraded version of the Tornado, built by Tails. It is typically piloted by Tails, with Sonic or others walking on its wings.

Description

Features and abilities

The Tornado 2 is agile, highly maneuverable and comes with an advanced computer. When extra maneuverability and speed are needed, the Tornado 2 can alter its wings into an X-shape. However, this ability has a serious drawback: in this mode, it has no landing gear which can result in a painful landing. The Tornado is also equipped with homing missiles and has a powerful engine.[1]

History

Early usage

The Tornado 2 was created by Tails as a project of his. After the Tornado got shot down when Tails and Sonic tried to reach the Egg Carrier, Tails completed the Tornado 2, which got both him and Sonic onboard Dr. Eggman's vessel, where Big borrowed it to get back home. Sonic and Tails soon after tracked it down to secure its power source, a Chaos Emerald, but were beaten to it by Chaos.[2] The Tornado 2 was used a few times after that, mainly by Tails and Knuckles to look for Sonic, and during the trio's skirmish with the Babylon Rogues.[3][4]

Shattered World Crisis

Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where the Tornado 2's original timeline ended.

Just before the Shattered World Crisis, Sonic, Tails and T-Pup used the Tornado to locate the scattered members of the Freedom Fighters in the Wood Zone and the Metropolis Zone.[5][6] Upon returning to Mobotropolis, Tails helped Sonic stop a rampaging Metal Sonic with the Tornado 2's missiles.[1]

Following the start of the Shattered World Crisis, Tails used the Tornado 2 to bring Sonic back to the Sky Patrol from his tutorlage under Moss the Sloth.[7]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #256, "Countdown to Chaos Finale: The Princess and the Hammer"
  2. Sonic Adventure/Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
  3. Sonic Heroes
  4. Sonic Riders
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #254, "Countdown to Chaos Part Two: The Soldier"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #255, "Countdown to Chaos Part Three: The Rabbot"
  7. Sonic the Hedgehog #267, "Ambushed! Part Two"

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