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Omni-Viewer

From Sonic Retro

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Omni-Viewer
First seen: Sonic the Comic #8 (1993)
Gender: N/A (referred to as male)
Series: Sonic the Comic

The Omnipotent Omni-Viewer is a sentient energy field that exists in Sonic the Comic. Resident in the Special Zone, it is introduced in issue #8 as an "old friend" of Sonic the Hedgehog.

History

As a "viewer", it is initially used to allow Sonic to show his friends Tails, Porker Lewis and Johnny Lightfoot how he and Dr. Robotnik were created, however later issues used the Omni-Viewer primarily as a means of transport into and out of the Special Zone. The Omni-Viewer is seen to work with the Chaotix Crew as a way of defending the Special Zone from outsiders.

The Omni-Viewer is instrumental in kicking off the events of Sonic the Comic, as it is forced by Dr. Robotnik to transport the four into the future, allowing Robotnik to take over Mobius. For the following 92 issues, Sonic and his team of Freedom Fighters would fight Robotnik to free the planet.

For a lengthy run, the Omni-Viewer attempted to imprison the crazed Super Sonic, a murderous and powerful entity who by that time had been separated from Sonic entirely, within his energy field by stopping time. However, Super Sonic was not completely trapped in Omni; a finger remained outside the field, forcing time within the Omni-Viewer to pass very slowly instead of remaining at a standstill. Because of Super Sonic's great speed, he eventually managed to escape, however so did the Omni-Viewer, who after being repaired returned to normal service for the Chaotix.

The Omni-Viewer has never appeared in a video game. However, he could have been inspired by the successful Do me a favour... Plug me into a Sega marketing campaign which had occurred some years prior, as this too featured a talking screen.

References


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 | Marxio Brothers | 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 | Drakon Empire | Fabian Vane | Ring of Eternity | Colonel Granite | Crimson Cobra | Cribbins | Chaos | Tikal | Pochacamac