Whisp as it appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
in other media
Grey, blue, red, yellow.
Red compound eyes.
|Alignment and character traits|
|Skills, abilities and powers|
Hover around in erratic patterns.
Whisps (ブンブン Bun-bun?) are a fly-type badnik created by Doctor Robotnik. Whisps make first appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Whisps are small blue colored badniks, that either appears in small squads of about three badniks or singles.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The first appearance of Whisp badniks is in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. These badniks can only be found at routes above the water of Aquatic Ruin Zone. Whisps will start following and fly down to attack the player. There are usually more than three Whisps flying on group. However Whisps can easily be destroyed one by one with Spin Jump.
In Tails' Skypatrol, there appears similar enemy called Bee Fly, that is featured at Training Area, RailCanyon Area and Metal Island. Unlike in other games, these enemies would possibly serve for game's main villain Witchcart, as such these enemies don't have animals inside. Bee Fly enemies hover in the air with different patterns and by defeating Bee Fly enemies gives 700 points.
Sonic Pocket Adventure
Whisps make their latest appearance in the Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure, as these fly badniks are featured at routes above the water of Aquatic Relix, which is almost identical to Aquatic Ruin Zone with its gimmicks and badniks. In the game, Whisps appear now as singles instead of at groups with three of them. Despite its blue and white appearance, Whisps appear to have same attack pattern.
Whisp resembles a flying insect, most likely a fly. Whisp has small, blue body with two wings connected above. The behind of the badnik contains grey / yellow motor. It has six mechanical legs as three on each side. Whisp has two red compound eyes and yellow mouth. Whisps are seen flying around in the air and usually it will start following its target until it gets change to attack. It normally appears in small squads of about three Whisps.
Appearances in Other Media
Sonic the Comic
Whisps have make several appearances in Fleetway's Sonic the Comic as being part of Robotnik's badnik army. Unlike the game counterpart, these badniks appear to be more armed as Whisps can shoot lasers from their compound eyes. These badniks are first seen in issue 29's story "The Sentinel" as they start attacking to Sonic, who arrives to Aquatic Ruin Zone to check the underwater city. Whisps got defeated easily as Sonic recommended released animals to hide as he processed the search.
- In Sonic Underground the robots called Flybots are based on Whisp.
- Whisp's Japanese name, "Bun-bun", is the Japanese onomatopoeia for buzzing.