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Mecha Sonic
First seen: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit) (1992)
Species: Eggman's robots
Gender: None (attributed as male)
Created by: Yasushi Yamaguchi

The original Mecha Sonic, also named Robo Sonic, was first seen on the Death Egg Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Character conception

Yasushi Yamaguchi designed Mecha Sonic to be one of Sonic's most dangerous enemies, but because of scheduling conflicts many of Mecha's attacks were cut from the game. Scrapped ideas for attacks include; a long laser from it's mono eye, homing missiles that fire from it's fingers, and a gravity projectile that sucks up rings.

Mecha Sonic's design was based on Mechagodzilla and Gigan to make it look strong and painful to touch. [1]

History

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)

Mecha Sonic is a robot built by Dr. Eggman who Sonic battled on the Death Egg before the Death Egg Robot. Sonic had to be careful but he managed to pull through in the fight. After Mecha Sonic was destroyed, Dr. Eggman built a new upgraded version on Angel Island.

Sonic Superstars

A Metal Fighter Mecha Sonic comes with the Extra Content Pack for Sonic Superstars DLC.[2][3][4]

Other game appearances

The original Mecha Sonic returned for new boss battles in Aerobase Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure, as Robo Sonic in Lego Dimensions, and in Tokyo Sky Flight from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. He is also playable in the Sonic Minecraft DLC.

Boss battles

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In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog (manga)

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Sonic the Comic

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Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)

Pre-Super Genesis Wave

Mecha Sonic
Mecha Sonic firing laser blasts at Mecha Knuckles.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comic issue #39 and Sonic & Knuckles: Mecha Madness, Sonic is dubbed "Mecha Sonic" when he's captured by Nack and roboticized by Dr. Robotnik.

This Mecha Sonic attacked Bunnie Rabbot and Knuckles before it started to destroy Knothole Village. It was eventually attacked by Knuckles again, roboticized into Mecha Knuckles. The two battled until it punched Mecha Knuckles clear into Robotropolis toward a stockpile of nuclear warheads. Mecha Knuckles, using the power of magnetization, attracted Mecha Sonic, causing both of them to fall into the stockpile. The explosion of the nuclear warheads greatly damaged Mecha Sonic, but left it active enough to retrieve Sonic's life force to return him to normal. This Mecha Sonic's body contained rocket-propelled feet, a communication device on its wrist along with laser cannons, optic lasers in its eyes and a "brain burn-thru" device to ensure compliance. Robotnik also developed the body to enhance the speed and strength that Sonic originally had. The design and workings of Mecha Sonic would later be used by Dr. Robotnik to develop an improved Mecha Sonic he called Silver Sonic.

Silver Sonic
Silver Sonic, encountering Sonic for the first time.

In Sonic Quest 3 of the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comic series, Silver Sonic is a robot designed by Dr. Robotnik. It is an upgraded version of Mecha Sonic, using its design as a basis and building up on its strength and skills to create a better robot. It was used as one of Robotnik's last resort plans on board his Death Egg, in case an emergency came up. Such an emergency came up when Tails and Sonic infiltrated Robotnik's Death Egg, destroying its master controls and sending it on an uncontrollable course into space. Robotnik, from his auxiliary control room on the station, summoned Silver Sonic to defeat the two Freedom Fighter intruders. Although Silver Sonic's strength is considerably more than that of Sonic, notably being able to absorb many hits from him, it has a weakness to electricity. Sonic was able to use a broken live wire and attach it to Silver Sonic, incapacitating it. With Silver Sonic indisposed, Robotnik used his "Plan E", which involved him dressing up in a suit connected to the strength of the Death Egg itself.

Sonic was able to hold off Robotnik by entering Silver Sonic and using it as a battle suit to fight Robotnik. Despite the strength of the Silver Sonic suit, both Robotnik and Sonic were evenly matched in their battle. Sonic was eventually able to launch Robotnik many decks away, giving him and Tails a chance to escape the station. They jumped off the station, using the Silver Sonic suit as protection against atmospheric re-entry. Once past the atmosphere, Sonic ditched Silver Sonic and returned to the surface with Tails. This robot's design is likely based off of the silver Mecha Sonic from Sonic 2, albeit much larger.

Post-Super Genesis Wave

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Villains Dr. Eggman | Metal Sonic (Rocket, Neo, 3.0) | Mecha Sonic (8-bit, Mk. II, Mk. III, Super) | Fang | Tails Doll | Metal Knuckles | Chaos (Perfect) | E-Series | ZERO | Biolizard (Finalhazard) | Black Doom (Devil Doom) | Eggman Nega | Orbot | Cubot | Deadly Six (Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor)
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Other Animals (Flicky) | Froggy | Chao (Hero, Dark) | Tikal | Pachacamac | Omochao | Chaclon | Gerald & Maria Robotnik | President | King Boom Boo | Cheese | Chocola | Vanilla | G.U.N. Commander | Wisps | Mother Wisp
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