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First seen: Sonic Battle (2003)
Species: Robot (Gizoid)
Gender: N/A, referred to as male
Age: +4,000 years
Height: 110cm (3'6")[1]
Weight: 14kg (31lbs)[1]

Emerl (エメル) is a combat robot who serves as the main character and primary plot device in Sonic Battle. Emerl was built 4,000 years ago and was found by Professor Gerald Robotnik. Later the Gizoid is named "Emerl" by Sonic on account of its ability to absorb Chaos Emeralds.[1]

Game appearances

Sonic Battle

During Tails' episode in Sonic Battle, the Central City Lab computer reports that Emerl was initially found amongst "ancient ruins" - and subsequently plucked out of a storage warehouse by Professor Gerald Robotnik (according to his journal). On the Space Colony ARK 50 years ago, the Professor proceeded to experiment with Emerl, at around the same time he was working on Project Shadow. Gerald's grandson, Doctor Eggman, later rediscovered the robot and took him in the hopes of using him to rule the world, but tosses him aside when he finds no use for him. Sonic the Hedgehog finds him on a beach and he and his friends teach him how to fight. As the player plays the Story Mode, the player reveals abilities for Emerl to use. These abilities are the various moves known by Sonic and the other characters in the game as well as being fully awakened moves of his own. In his own story he's also able to enter "Virtual Training" made by Tails and have a better time of unlocking more of his fully awakened abilities, most of them are from Sonic but it's also possible to unlock those abilities as well, very rarely it's also possible to unlock as early as the end of Sonic's episode or in the middle of the one for Rouge.

Sonic Advance 3

After Emerl was destroyed, Dr. Eggman used the android's data to create a new combat robot named Gemerl.[2]

Non-canon game appearances

Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Emerl is said to be the most powerful Gizoid ever created by the Nocturnus Clan. As the game was removed from continuity, Emerl's real creators are unknown.[3]

In other media

Sonic X

In the television series Sonic X, Emerl, known as "ML" in the English dub, is a robot who learns abilities by copying those Sonic and co. use. Emerl later goes insane after absorbing the red Chaos Emerald, and is brought down by Cream the Rabbit.


Characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog game series
Recurring characters
Heroes Sonic (Super, Starfall, Hyper, Darkspine, the Werehog, Excalibur) | Tails (Super) | Knuckles (Super, Hyper) | Amy (Super, Hyper) | Mighty (Super) | Ray (Super) | Espio | Charmy | Vector | Cream | Big | Blaze (Burning) | Silver (Super) | Sticks
Anti-heroes/Neutrals Shadow (Hero, Dark, Super) | Rouge | E-102 Gamma | E-123 Omega | Jet | Wave | Storm
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)
Teams Sonic/Heroes | Rose | Dark | Chaotix | Babylon
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
One-off characters
Heroes Emerl | Marine | Lumina Flowlight | Chip | Shahra | Knights of the Round Table | Caliburn | Yacker | Avatar | Barry | Trip (Super)
Anti-heroes/Neutrals Bean | Bark | Shade | Merlina | Sage
Villains Witchcart | Hocke-Wulf | Bearenger | Carrotia | Battle Kukku Army (15th, 16th, Dr. Fukurokov) | E-101 Beta | Void | Chaos Gamma | Gemerl | Shugo-hei | Iblis | Mephiles | Solaris | Erazor Djinn | Captain Whisker | Johnny | Master Core: ABIS | Ix (Super) | Dark Gaia | King Arthur | Hard Boiled Heavies | Infinite | The End | Mirage Express
Teams Vector | Eggman
Other Birdie | Illumina | Secretary | Elise | Duke of Soleanna | Sonic Man | Coconut Crew | Vikings | Professor Pickle | Wentos | Don Fachio | Dodon Pa | Koco | Ancients | Conductor | Conductor's wife | Ariem | Heavy | Bomb | Tiara Boobowski | Honey