Shortfuse the Cybernik

From Sonic Retro

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Shortfuse the Cybernik
Species: Squirrel Cybernik
Gender: Male
Series: Sonic the Comic
First seen: "Sonic the Comic #45"
Created by: Lew Stringer

Shortfuse the Cybernik is a character created for Sonic the Comic. Shortfuse was the first of Dr. Robotnik's "Cyberniks" - enhanced Badniks which could not easily be destroyed by Sonic the Hedgehog.

Character conception

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Personality and traits

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When the tempermental Shorty the Squirrel caused trouble for Robotnik, he was volunteered into the Cybernik program, however damage to a nearby computer gave Shorty full control over his new suit of armour, turning the tables on Robotnik and becoming one of the Freedom Fighters.

Shortfuse initially opted to fight alone, but frequently came into contact with Sonic and his cohorts. He is responsible for rescuing Tekno the Canary (who became a regular character), who in return upgraded Shortfuse's armour (adding red highlights to his shoulders and arms).

Towards the end of the comic the Cybernik shell was destroyed and Shorty retired to a normal life.


Sonic the Comic characters
Main Sonic the Hedgehog | Miles "Tails" Prower | Porker Lewis | Johnny Lightfoot | Amy Rose | Knuckles the Echidna | Dr. Robotnik | Grimer Wormtongue
Recurring Dr. Ovi Kintobor | Megadroid | Charmy Bee | Espio the Chameleon | Mighty the Armadillo | Vector the Crocodile | Shortfuse the Cybernik | Metallix | Captain Plunder | Filch | Simpson the Cat | Omni-Viewer | Tekno the Canary | Nack the Weasel | Ebony | Super Sonic
Others Arachbot | Megatox | Grouchio | Chichio | Harpio | Errol Blackthorn | Shirob/Trogg | Evil One | Metamorphia | Morain | Commander Brutus | Doctor Zachary | Plasma | Arnem Abacus | Max Gamble | Lord Sidewinder | Proctor Speckle/Mr. Fry | Lightmare | Bio-Hazard | Old Sonic | Vermin the Cybernik | Pyjamas | Fabian Vane | Blockhead Bill | Society Max | Ring of Eternity | Colonel Granite | Crimson Cobra | Cribbins | Chaos | Tikal | Pochacamac
Groups Freedom Fighters | Emerald Hill Folk | Marxio Brothers | Enchanter Kings | Sky Pirates | Chaotix | Brotherhood of Metallix | Fundamental Four | Veg-Heads | Spice Maidens | Drakon Empire | D.R.A.T. | Plax | Death-Trap