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Scratch is a Badnik created in the image of a Mobian Chicken. He is a member of the Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad, and with his cohorts ended up in the employ of Breezie the Hedgehog. Scratch serves as Breezie's head of security in Casino Park.
Scratch was part of the Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad during Sonic's youth. At one point, while trying to rescue his pal Tails from Eggman, he and Grounder allied themselves with Breezie the Hedgehog to capture Sonic. The young hedgehog defeated the two robots and "rescued" Breezie, who was able to backstab Sonic later on (StH: #268)
During the Shattered World Crisis, Breezie came into possession of one of the seven Chaos Emeralds, and decided to organize a competition to determine who would obtain it from her. Her former captors-turned-underlings Coconuts, Scratch and Grounder actually discovered the Emerald, each trying to claim credit for it. Scratch had supervised the operation that had unwittingly come across it, and suggested that Breezie could sell it to the highest bidder. She chose instead to organize the Chaos Emerald Championship as a means of expanding her empire and creating publicity. Scratch and his two cohorts later informed her of Knuckles the Echidna's illegal addition to the tournament roster, but she allowed it excitedly. Scratch was also seen informing Knuckles that he was late for his round in the tournament. (StH: #267, #268, #269, #271)
Scratch is a tall mechanical rooster-like Badnik that resembles the Clucker robots from Sonic the Hedgehog 2. He mostly has a metallic gray coloration on most of his body and a tall, flexible, vulture-like neck. He also has a dark gray feather-like design surrounding his neck and dark gray coloring around his lower torso. He has robotic legs that resemble those of a chicken, a gray device attached to the side of his head with an antenna sticking out of it, a yellow serated beak which gives him a more menicing appearance, a red strootal atop his head, red tail feathers and a red wattle. When Scratch was employed by Breezie he gained a miniature microphone attached to the device on the left side of his head, a black tuxedo with a white shirt underneath and red tie.
Scratch is very arrogant in nature and sees himself above his comrades. He is sadistic and will take advantage of the opportunity to gloat at his enemies if given the chance. Despite his slight intelligence, Scratch is easily tricked, easily distracted and has a very short temper.
- Unlike many of Robotnik's older badniks, Scratch has no direct counterpart to a classic badnik from the video games, but his appearance is similar to the enemy Clucker (named "Kokekko" in Japan), located in the Wing Fortress Zone of Sonic 2. He was, however, a regular in the TV series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. He is well known because of his prominent cockadoodle-like laugh, "Ba-ha-ha-ha!".