Arnem Abacus

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Arnem Abacus
First seen: Sonic the Comic #78 (1996)
Gender: Male
Series: Sonic the Comic

Arnem Abacus is a character who appears in Fleetway's Sonic the Comic. He is a minor villain who appears as a "sidekick" to Plasma, but is actually his controller as Plasma is not a person but an energy field. He appears to be meek, making attempts to divert attention from himself and towards Plasma.

Character conception

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Personality and traits

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Plasma and Arnem Abacus were stationed to a district in Metropolis City by Dr. Robotnik, showing up when the Freedom Fighters appear to spring a group of prisoners free from jail in an attempt to stop them. Arnem would make Plasma fight Sonic, keen on being paid the two million reward money from the evil dictator. Though Sonic is unable to harm Plasma, Amy gets Arnem's attention, hits him on the head and destroys the remote that is controlling Plasma, causing him to instantly dissipate. Arnem is last seen kneeling over the fragments of his broken device immediately after Plasma's defeat.

Arnem briefly returns in issue #130, where Dr. Robotnik, after having absorbed the power of the Chaos Emeralds, has gained the ability to alter reality. Arnem is brought back, again controlling Plasma to fight Sonic alongside the original Metallix, Megatox, Commander Brutus and Metamorphia, though is not acknowledged by Sonic. They are all destroyed when Sonic knocks Brutus into Plasma, causing Plasma's electrical make-up to be disrupted and shock all the villains in the resulting chain reaction.


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