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The Wispon is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing. It is a series of different weapon gadgets made for weaponizing the Wisps' powers. They are used by the world's military organizations and other factions, both good and bad.



The Wispon is a gadget-like weapon. Each standard model comes in a distinct design that combines the design and color scheme derived from a specific Wisp breed's anatomy with portable tools, like handguns, hammers, drills, and similar mechanical devices.[1][2]

The only exception to the standard Wispon design is the Variable Wispon, which is not based on any known Wisp breed.

Features and abilities

The Wispons' signature function is their ability to hold Wisps inside them and harness their energies to power themselves; without a Wisp inside it, the Wispon is useless.[2][3] The standard Wispon model can only draw power from the Wisp breed that it is designed to match however. This means, for example, that the Burst Wispon can only harness a Red Wisp's power. The exception to this rule is the Variable Wispon, which can use the power of more than one breed of Wisp.

Each Wispon model possesses an offensive combat function. Most of them are only able to fire lasers, while others possess unique combat functions that match the respective Wisps used to power them, like the Burst Wispon functioning as a flamethrower and the Lightning Wispon using electricity.[4] Generally speaking, the standard Wispons are built to have a widespread attack range for clearing out crowds of robots. The Variable Wispon on the other hand is designed for precision shots.[3]



The Wispons were built to clear out crowds of robots using the Wisps' power.[3] After a bunch of Wisps settled down on Sonic's world, where they would help out the residents of the planet whenever they could, the Wispons ended up being one of the ways the friendly aliens could help out in particular.[2]

Some time ago, there was an acquaintance of Sonic the Hedgehog who put the Wispons to good use.[1]

During the war between the Resistance and the Eggman Empire, Whisper the Wolf would use her Variable Wispon to aid Resistance troops and soldiers on the battlefield. She would continue to wield the Variable Wispon as her primary weapon after the war was over.[3]

Just before the Resistance-Eggman Empire war ended, there were two mercenaries named Rough and Tumble who used their Wispons to save a town that distributed Wispons from Dr. Eggman's forces. Once they were let inside the town however, the mercenaries took all the town's Wispons for themselves, along with the Wisps needed to power them, effectively giving them the power to rule the town.[2]


Wielding Cube Wispon

A town citizen wielding a Cube Wispon, from Sonic the Hedgehog #1.

When a Badnik force attacked a town, a resident used a Cube Wispon in an effort to try fighting them. The resident, however, got overwhelmed, but thankfully Sonic showed up on time to defeat the Badniks and get the resident back on his feet with his Cube Wispon in hand. Sonic then came across the town's militia, who were wielding Wispons of their own, and instructed them to join the fight too.[1] In another town soon after, the local militia and residents armed themselves with Wispons of their own when an army of Badniks invaded their town. Following the directions of Amy Rose, the locals destroyed the first wave of Badniks with their Wispons when the former entered the town square.[4]

Having discovered that the Wispon distributions in Rough and Tumble's town had ceased, Knuckles went to check it out, with Sonic soon joining him. When it came to blows between Sonic and Knuckles and Rough and Tumble, the latter duo tried using their Wispons against the heroes. However, their Wispons were left without power when Sonic convinced the Wisps in them to betray Rough and Tumble. After the two villains were defeated, the town's Wispons were returned to their owners.[2] Soon after, the militia in Tangle the Lemur's home town made use of Wispons in an effort to combat the Badniks that were invading their town.[5]

The Fate of dr. Eggman

The Variable Wispon became known to the public when Sonic and Silver found Whisper using it for an attempt to break down a door in one of Dr. Eggman's bases. During the following battle with some Badniks, Whisper dropped her Variable Wispon, prompting her allies to save her.[3]

List of Wispons

Image Name Associated Wisp(s) Ability
AsteroidWisponIDW Asteroid Wispon Indigo Wisp N/A
BurstWisponIDW Burst Wispon Red Wisp Attacks with fire.[4]
CubeHammerIDW Cube Wispon Blue Wisp N/A
DrillWisponIDW Drill Wispon Yellow Wisp N/A
HoverWisponIDW Hover Wispon Green Wisp N/A
LightningWisponIDW Lightning Wispon Ivory Wisp Attacks with electricity.[2]
NormalVariableWispon Variable Wispon

Blue Wisp, Cyan Wisp, Green Wisp, Orange Wisp and Pink Wisp

Attacks with hammer pounds, lasers, energy rockets or spike balls, depending on the Wisp powering it. It also grants flight with the Green Wisp.[3]
VoidWisponIDW Void Wispon Violet Wisp Attacks with laser shots.[4]
PinkWispon N/A N/A N/A
WhiteWisponIDW N/A White Wisp N/A


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #1, "Fallout Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sonic the Hedgehog #3, "Fallout Part 3"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout Part 2"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #4, "Fallout Part 4"

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