|Fang the Sniper/Nack the Weasel|
First Seen: Sonic Triple Trouble (1994)
Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. He is a treasure hunter (or bounty hunter in the Archie Sonic comics.) In the Sega games Fang/Nack is half-weasel half-wolf, not just a Weasel. He seems to be obsessed with valuables and money. He wears a big brown hat, brown and white boots, and brown gloves with metal plates on them. The reason that he is known as "Fang" is because one of his canines is much larger than the other. His fur is purple and white and he has a long, thick, tail that he uses for bouncing on and attacking his foes. His signature weapon was going to be a black handgun, but Sega nixed the idea and unused sprites of him holding it have been seen in a gaming magazine. He also has an airbike (called the Marvelous Queen) he uses to fly around in. He is one of the lesser known Sonic characters, but does have many fans. He was also the first Sonic character to have a real gun.
Fang makes his debut as a thief/bounty hunter in Sonic Triple trouble (Sonic and Tails 2). In the game, Fang rivals Sonic and Tails in their quest to claim the Chaos emeralds that fell from the Dr. Eggman's ship, the Atomic Destroyer. He is found at the end of every special stage as a boss, with the first stage being an exception. Driving the Marvelous Queen, Fang/Nak attempts to stop Sonic/Tails so that he can obtain the chaos emeralds for himself, apparently so that he can sell them for money. Fang is characterized as a somewhat sloppy character, even catching himself in his own trap humorously. It is possible that Fang is working for Dr. Robotnik, as Fang is seen near the end of Atomic Destroyer Zone, although the game never states that the purple weasel cut a deal with the Egg shaped scientist.
It was in a prerelease screenshot for the game that Fang was seen holding a gun up to Sonic in a classic "stick 'em up!" situation.
In Sonic the Fighters, Fang is a playable character who holds one of the eight chaos emeralds. Although Fang's alignment is generally evil, he is very much willing to destroy the newly designed Death Egg II, and thus save the world from Eggman's potential grip. Although he may very well intend on keeping and selling the emeralds afterward! For moves, Fang mostly uses a popgun, which shoots corks. Fang also makes use of his tail and feet in a few fancy moves such as his tail whap. Fang can use his magenta emerald to go into [[hyper mode]] and perform the cannon barrage, a move which sends a barrage of corks toward Fang's opponent, potentially hitting them many times. Although in previous installments, it appears that Fang is unaware of the chaos emeralds true power, he makes use of the emeralds powerful energies through utilizing hyper mode, and as said earlier, by using the cannon barrage. Fang is the sixth character that must be defeated in arcade mode to reach Death Egg II. his home course is Casino Night, a course from Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
Fang is also a playable character in Sonic Drift 2. He is featured driving the Marvelous Queen.
In Sonic Mania, the Heavy Magician, a member of the Hard-Boiled Heavies, becomes an illusion based on Fang. At the end of Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1, the illusion of Fang may show up to shoot down the Tornado and bring Sonic and Tails to the ground. When the player fights the Heavy Magician at the end of Act 2, she can turn into Fang, proceeding to bounce around and shoot corks at the player.
Fang, along with Bean and Bark, can also be seen on "Wanted" posters in both Acts of Mirage Saloon (though only Knuckles can see them in Act 1).
In the Archie Sonic comics, he has a sister named Nic. In the Fleetway Sonic comic, Nack used to be a member of the Chaotix, but betrayed them for profit. He later got the ability to grow and shrink things.
|Characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog game series|
|Heroes||Sonic (Super, Hyper, Darkspine, the Werehog, Excalibur) | Tails (Super) | Knuckles (Super, Hyper) | Amy Rose | Cream | Big | Blaze (Burning) | Emerl | Silver (Super) | Marine | Lumina Flowlight | Chip | Shahra | Knights of the Round Table | Caliburn | Yacker | Sticks|
|Anti-heroes/ Neutrals||Shadow (Super) | Rouge | Espio | Charmy | Vector | Mighty | Ray | Chaos (Perfect) | E-102 Gamma | E-123 Omega | Bean | Bark | Jet | Wave | Storm | Shade | Merlina|
|Villains||Dr. Eggman | Metal Sonic (Kai, Neo, 3.0) | Mecha Sonic (Super) | Fang | Witchcart | Battle Kukku Army (15th, Speedy, Dr. Fukurokov) | Tails Doll | Metal Knuckles | E-Series | ZERO | Void | Biolizard | Gemerl | Eggman Nega | Black Doom | Angelus | Iblis | Mephiles | Solaris | Erazor Djinn | Captain Whisker | Johnny | Master Core: ABIS | Ix (Super) | Dark Gaia | King Arthur | Orbot | Cubot | Deadly Six (Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor, Zavok) | Lyric | Hard-Boiled Heavies | Infinite|
|Teams||Sonic/Heroes | Rose | Dark | Chaotix | Babylon|
|Other||Gerald & Maria Robotnik | Froggy | Chao | Omochao | Cheese | Chocola | Vanilla | Tikal | Pachacamac | E-101 Beta | Illumina | President | G.U.N. Commander | Elise | Duke of Soleanna | Coconut Crew | Vikings | Professor Pickle | Wentos | Don Fachio | Heavy and Bomb | Flicky | Animals|