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Scratch is one of the two secondary antagonists (alongside Grounder) of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.  He was one by Dr. Robotnik's henchbots who works for the S.S.S.S. Squad.

He is voiced first by Jim Cummings, then by Phil Hayes [1].


He is a largely comic relief character with his brother, Grounder. Like his brother, he is generally incompetent but very arrogant, believing himself to be the favourite of his creator, Dr. Ivo Robotnik.

Along with Grounder, he is often used in Robotnik's plans to take over Mobius, and is instrumental in his many attempts at capturing Sonic the Hedgehog. These plans often fail due to the pair's levels of stupidity. 

Scratch certainly has more brains then Grounder, often seeing through Sonic's and Tails' disguise much faster then Grounder does and has his moments where he isn't as brainlessly stupid as Grounder, though Scratch is still easily tricked by the two and does foolish things.  Scratch is also the one who comes up with some of the plans to capture Sonic, so this shows that he does have some smarts in him despite his ineptitude.

He is also quite a cowardly robot at times, as he is afraid of the dark, though this is only shown once, as he seems perfectly alright in most other episodes.

It is also hinted at that Scratch may regret having to working for Robotnik, as in the episode Hero Of The Year, when Dr. Robotnik is watching a clip show of all his evil deeds, Scratch says to himself in a sad voice, "It's no wonder we couldn't find him any friends."  He will also mock his master when the opportunity allows it.  In the episode Road Hog, Scratch and Grounder both have some fun with Dr. Robotnik while he's under a hypnotic spell (such as making him act like a robo-dog, and turning him into an elephant).

Physical Appearance []

Scratch making fun of robotnik

Scratch and Grounder make fun of Robotnik

Scratch resembles a tall, humanoid chicken, similar to Clucker (named "Kokekko" in Japan), one of the robots in the Wing Fortress Zone of Sonic 2. He is well known because of his prominent cockadoodle-like laugh, "Ba-ha Ha-HAA!".


Scratch is a Badnik robot created by Dr. Robotnik as adversaries of Sonic the Hedgehog. Together with Grounder, he forms the greater part of Robotnik's "Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad" (often abbreviated to SSSSS Squad and, occasionally, 6-S). He was originally voiced by Jim Cummings, though it was later changed to Phil Hayes for the majority of the show's lifespan [1].

Memorable Quotes[]

  • (after seeing his "twin", Grounder, for the first time) "My Twin?!  Am I that ugly?!"
  • (to Grounder) "He made ME persistent.  He made YOU too dumb to quit!"
  • "I don't know about lost love, but lost hate is about ten feet away!"
  • "Ba-ha-ha-haaaa!"
  • "86 On The Chicken"!

Unused Voices[]

  • Scratch/Unused Voices