Asteron is a Badnik based in the Metropolis Zone. The robot has a basic design, consisting of a five-point star, each point tipped by powerful shooting arrows, as well as a central red eye. When this Badnik detects a foe, it will slowly move towards them, getting in an advantageous foe, before self-destructing and shooting out his spikes. When Asteron does this, the organic battery inside will unfortunately perish.

Asteron's first appearance in a story was as one of the Badniks unleashed on the civilians - just to remind them that Doctor Robotnik was in charge. One of Brutus' Badniks has a similar design. Another Asteron was the star of a pin-up by Ferran Rodriguez, with the Control Zone urging Boomers to cut it out and stick the Asteron on top of a Christmas tree.

Many years later, Asteron returned as part of a Badnik squadron sent to stop Sonic the Hedgehog from preventing the crash of the Wing Fortress into the Metropolis Zone. The Badnik arrived on the aerial base by means of a Star Post.



Art by Nigel Kitching and John M Burns.

Asteron originally comes from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Mega Drive, again only appearing in the Metropolis Zone. It returned in Sonic Pocket Adventure and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.

External links

  • Asteron at Sonic News Network, the Sonic Wiki
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