Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Prequel Comic Confirms Chaotic Team’s Existence

With sonic the hedgehog 2 hitting cinemas, the film has its own comic companion to give fans a little more of the Blue Blur in their lives. However, Sonic isn’t the only one in the spotlight this time around. The cinematic sequel has brought Tails and Knuckles to the movie universe too and, thanks to the comic, there are even more colorful characters in the movies.

Knuckles’ story in this prequel comic showed some old friends from the games are kicking about in the new Sonic universe made for the big screen. In Sonic the Hedgehog 2:The Official Movie Pre-Quill‘s story “Always Bet on Red” (by Kiel Phegley, Evan Stanley, Heather Breckel and Shawn Lee), the last of the Echidnas found himself captured during his search for Sonic. This brought him to a strange casino somewhere in the Sonic universe and, amongst its patterns, there were a few familiar faces.

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In the background, as Knuckles was being dragged into the depths of the casino, the Chaotix Detective Agency could be seen in the background, at one of the casino’s tables. Although only Vector the Crocodile and Espio the Chameleon are visible, it looks like Charmy Bee may also have been present, with two familiar antennae peeking out from behind cover.

For those unfamiliar with the Chaotix, they first appeared in the obscure and oft-forgotten Sonic spin-off game Knuckles’ Chaotix, in 1995. This game starred the famed Echidna, as this story does, and saw him team up with Vex, Espio and Charmy as well as another forgotten character, Mighty the Armadillo. The reason why the game is remembered by almost no one is that it could only be played through a piece of add-on hardware for the Sega Genesis, the 32X.

The Chaotix next appeared in 2003’s sonic heroes where they had formed their own detective agency, named after their debut game. This is how most fans know the crew, and they’ve been appearing in a number of games and comics ever since. They appeared in the most recent IDW Sonic comic, tracking down Doctor Starline’s Sonic and Tails replacements.

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As some of the more obscure characters in the Sonic canon, it’s great to see them in the official movie prequel comic. It suggests that the movies won’t stop with Tails and Knuckles. In fact, the casino that Knuckles and the Chaotix are visiting in this tale is filled with all sorts of animals in the classic Sonic design. Therefore, it’s entirely possible then that future movies in the sonic the hedgehog franchise could leave Earth, and its human cast entirely, and fully embrace CGI.

As well as that, the Chaotix’s inclusion could indicate the sorts of characters we could see next from the sonic the hedgehog films. It was recently revealed by one of the producers of the new movie that this film franchise would build its own universe, just as Marvel has done with the MCU. A Chaotix Detective Agency spin-off series may be out of the question right now but the fact that they’ve been confirmed to exist suggests characters like Amy Rose and Shadow the Hedgehog could easily feature in the near future.

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