Chaotix (characters)

From Sonic Retro

The primary members of the Chaotix. From left to right, Vector the Crocodile, Knuckles the Echidna, Espio the Chameleon, Mighty the Armadillo and Charmy Bee.

The Chaotix is a group of characters that debuted in the game Knuckles' Chaotix. They later appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics, Fleetway's British comic series Sonic the Comic, and Sonic X. A downsized version of the original Chaotix group, known as Team Chaotix, returned after a lengthy absence in the game Sonic Heroes, much to the delight of fans.

The original Chaotix group consisted of:

  • Knuckles the Echidna, former leader and full-time loner.
  • Mighty the Armadillo, old friend of Sonic. He has strength that can nearly match Knuckles' strength - In Sonic the Comic, he is a rival of Espio.
  • Espio the Chameleon, a serious ninja and detective who owns what are possibly the biggest shuriken known to man.
  • Vector the Crocodile, a headphone-wearing croc from the hood, with the bling-bling included, who is always blasting music into his head at decibels that would drown out most airplanes - He is the leader of Chaotix in Sonic the Comic and in Sonic Heroes.
  • Charmy Bee, a very young and bubbly bee with a heart as big as his stinger - In Sonic the Comic, his humming annoys his colleagues.
  • Heavy and Bomb, two mysterious robots who claim they escaped from Eggman, but haven't been seen since.

In Fleetway's Sonic the Comic, Chaotix had a sixth member, Fang the Sniper. In the Sonic Archie comics, Julie-su was considered a member, making her the only female member of the Chaotix.

What first brought this varied group together was the discovery of the Newtrogic High Zone, where Dr. Eggman built a strange amusement park on based on the island's power to amplify the Master Emerald. Dr. Eggman also sent Metal Sonic to fight the Chaotix. After defeating the giant Metal Sonic, the group mostly dispersed.

Knuckles, being the loner he is, quickly went back to guard the Master Emerald. Bomb and Heavy's whereabouts are unknown. Mighty, who had also appeared alongside Sonic and Ray the Flying Squirrel in SegaSonic the Hedgehog, also went his own way.

Vector, Espio, and Charmy, the remaining members, formed the Team Chaotix detective agency who would do just about anything, within legal reason, for money. Despite the fact that the detective agency has a ninja who throws three-foot wide shuriken, money has been scarce. The story in Sonic Heroes begins after the group receives a strange telephone call.

Espio, Charmy and Vector also appear as detectives trying to get to the bottom of the 50-year-old Project Shadow research programme in Shadow the Hedgehog. Charmy appears in Prison Island searching for G.U.N.'s top-secret files, Espio appears in Mad Matrix trying to hack into Dr. Eggman's mainframe, and Vector must extract all the data into the computer of the ARK in Cosmic Fall.

In the Archie comic series, the Chaotix were formed when the primary members ended up working alongside each other to stop Robotnik's threats against the island, and when they were dealing with Archimedes' mysterious actions. Archimedes would eventually become part of the Chaotix when it was revealed that he was just testing Knuckles. Although reluctant to become a team, the members of the Chaotix eventually realized that they best work together to help protect the island. Over time, other members joined the Chaotix, including Julie-su, Ray the Flying Squirrel and Saffron Bee.

Team Chaotix's theme song is also called Team Chaotix.

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 | Avatar
Anti-heroes/ Neutrals   Shadow (Super) | Rouge | Espio | Charmy | Vector | Mighty (Super) | Ray (Super) | Chaos (Perfect) | E-102 Gamma | E-123 Omega | Bean | Bark | Jet | Wave | Storm | Shade | Merlina
Villains   Dr. Eggman | Metal Sonic (Rocket, Neo, 3.0) | Mecha Sonic (Super) | Fang | Witchcart | Battle Kukku Army (15th, 16th, Dr. Fukurokov) | Tails Doll | Metal Knuckles | E-Series | ZERO | Void | Biolizard | G-merl | 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 (Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor) | 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 | Tiara Boobowski | Honey | Flicky | Animals | Wisps