Metal Sonic is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a robotic doppelganger of Sonic the Hedgehog and the most famous creation of Dr. Eggman, having been created to match and surpass Sonic's abilities. It has been a formidable foe to the Freedom Fighters since its inception and has at various points even betrayed Eggman to pursue its own obsessive goals.
It finally had given triumph over Robotnik Prime's Metal Sonic when Dr. Eggman realized the Free-Thinking algorithm provided the experience and decision making needed to give it an edge it was lacking for too long.
Powers and Stats
Tier: Low 2-C | Low 2-C | Low 1-C
Name: Metal Sonic v3.0 (first version) to the latest version Metal Sonic v3.8
Origin: Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Universe)
Gender: None, but referred as a male
Classification: Robotic Hedgehog, Badnik
Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Inorganic Physiology (Type 2), Acrobatics, Body Control (Can freely extend and rotate parts of its body), Limited Air Manipulation (Like Sonic, he can spin at such speeds that he causes miniature whirlwinds), Natural Weaponry (Possesses sharp claws that can also produce electricity), Illusion Creation (Can produce holographic doppelgängers to fool enemies and catch them off guard), Enhanced Senses (Possesses Infrared Vision), Speed Augmentation and Aura (With Boost and V. Maximum Overdrive Attack, which coat him in a defensive aura, enabling him to barrel into opponents in a burst of enhanced speed), Fire Manipulation (With Burst Shield), Combat Skills, Self-Sustenance (Types 1, 2, and 3), Flight, Spaceflight, Self-Destruction, Homing Attack, Energy Projection, Teleportation, Dimensional Travel, Adaptation (Can think during a battle and learn from its mistakes), Forcefield Creation, Energy Manipulation, Can generate lightning, Resistance to Extreme Heat (Brushed off Blaze's attacks), Extreme Cold and Cosmic Radiations.
Power Mimicry, which allowed him to acquire all the abilities and resistances of Chaos and all the team members in order to transform (Base Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream, Big, Shadow, E-123 Omega, Rouge, Vector, Espio and Charmy), Regeneration (Low-High), Chaos Energy Manipulation, Shapeshifting, Weather Manipulation, Lightning Manipulation, Fusionism
Attack Potency: Universe level+ (Is consistently shown to be a constant rival of Sonic, fighting against him numerous times and even overpowering the same in different occasions alongside Scourge) | Universe level+ (Has absorved the data of Chaos alongside multiple heroes to make himself massively more powerful than his base forms) | Low Macroverse level (Far stronger than his previous forms, and is capable of fighting against Super Sonic alongside Knuckles and Tails powered up by all the Chaos Emeralds)
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Normally kept up with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters) | Massively FTL+ | Immeasurable (Can keep his own pace against Super Sonic)
Lifting Strength: At least Class G | At least Class G | Immeasurable
Durability: Universe level+ | Universe level+ | Low Macroverse level
Range: Standard melee range normally. Tens of kilometers with attacks and abilities | Low Macroversal
Standard Equipment: STH-25 engine (First versions), Energy cannon (V3.3), SXSU-401 engine (V3.4), A laser installed in his back (V3.6), Power Gem (V3.7) | None notable
Intelligence: Varies. The 3.0 to 3.6 versions of Metal Sonic were described as cold, merciless and mindless drones, which remained silent during the course of battle. The fifth, sixth, and seventh versions were voiceless, and the third model only served as a radio mouthpiece for Eggman. A a voice codex was installed for Metal Sonic v3.7 and onwards along with a more developed personality, a Free will algorithm CPU and a single-minded desire to destroy Sonic.
Weaknesses: Since they were built in order to counter Sonic, the Metal Sonic models are not always designed to take on opponents other than Sonic (This weakness was less present in the latest versions, which remained vulnerable after finishing the V. Maximum Overdrive Attack) | None notable
- Black Shield: Metal Sonic forms an indigo-colored octahedral energy field around him in order to protect himself from the opponents attacks.
- Burst Shield: Metal Sonic generates a spherical defense mode also primary used for defense purposes.
- V. Maximum Overdrive Attack: Metal Sonic initially charges up a large amount of energy and envelops himself in a yellow energy sphere, then he shoots himself forward at incredible speeds with enough force to penetrate metal craters.
Key: Base (3.0 to 3.8) | Neo Metal Sonic | Metal Overlord