Cluck is Dr. Ivo Robotnik's pet mechanical chicken and one of the many villains in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. He serves as the tertiary antagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog SatAm TV show. He first appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-offs. This robotic bird was one of Robotnik's earliest Badniks and both he and the evil doctor's pompous nephew Snively never get along.


Cluck has a rooster come on top of his head. He resembles Clucker from Sonic 2.


When Robotnik's coup began, Cluck was onboard with Robotnik in his flagship. After Robotnik had successfully taken over Mobotropolis and the immediate establishment of Robotroplos, Cluck became one of Robotnik's robots that the doctor trusted could handle his controls, which caused resentment from Snively.

Some time later, when Robotnik had created his Time-Immobilizing Ray, Cluck activated the device on his beloved master's order, which managed to freeze all Mobians in the Great Forest. However, the ray's effects were not long after undone by a young Sonic.

Sonic the Hedgehog Miniseries

In Sonic Miniseries #0 of the Sonic the Hedgehog Miniseries, when Sonic was tricked into delivering 200 chili dogs to Robotnik so they could capture Uncle Chuck, Cluck answered the door when Sonic arrived at Robotnik's base, not truly expecting Sonic could actually deliver this order. Telling Sonic that he could get what was coming to him, Clucker slammed the door in Sonic's face and attempted to drop a checher ball on him, but missed.

Cluck did not appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog miniseries again after his first appearance. However, he was present on a flip-out poster in Sonic Miniseries #1, but did not appear elsewhere in that issue.

Appearances in other media

Cluck made an appearance as a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM animated series. He is Dr. Robotnik's pet robotic bird. Snively did not seem to like him much, and would sometimes purposely make his eyes pop out with a remote control.


Cluck was the only thing robotnik seemed to show compassion towards(despite cluck not serving any apparent use.), and he returned the favour. Cluck was possessive and protective of his master, and like robotnik, cluck enjoyed tormenting snively as well as the freedom fighters. He appeared inarticulate, crowing, clucking and laughing when he saw a swatbot being decomishined . 

Powers and Abilities

Cluck is capable of wing-borne flight. His beaks also appears to have a number of sharp teeth, which may hurt if he bites someone.



  • Cluck's name comes from the word "cluck" (also known as "clucking") which is the characteristic short and guttural sound made by a hen and also the sound used to express fussy concern or disapproval.
  • Cluck is the only thing that Robotnik has ever shown compassion for.
  • Cluck's first appearance was in Sonic Miniseries #0 on the cast list for the villains on the first page. However, the canonicity of the events in this issue were largely undermined by later changes to the story. Cluck was also present on a flip-out poster in Sonic Miniseries #1 but did not appear elsewhere in that issue. He was also present on the cover of StH #1 but did not appear anywhere within the issue itself.
  • Oddly, Cluck was not present with the other Badniks in their appearances throughout the main Sonic comics. He appeared briefly within a video recording of Robotnik's takeover of Mobotropolis in "StH #72".
  • Cluck seems to have no sort of personality. His only form of dialog is clucking noises that were provided by legendary voice actor Frank Welker.
  • Cluck's appearance was somewhat remodeled into the character of Scratch in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • He looks like a replacement of Scratch from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic the Hedgehog Villains

Video Games
Babylon Guardian | Badniks | Bark the Polarbear | Bean the Dynamite | Bearenger the Bear | Biolizard | Black Doom | Black Knight | Captain Bemoth | Captain Whisker | Carrotia the Rabbit | Chaos | Cubot | Dark Chao Walker | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia's Minions | Destructio | Devil Doom | Dr. Fukurokov | Dr. Eggman | E-100 Alpha | E-101 Beta | E-103 Delta | E-104 Epsilon | E-105 Zeta | E-121 Phi | EggRobo | Eggman Empire | Eggman Enterprises | Eggman Nega | Erazor Djinn | Fang the Sniper | Fockewulf the Wolf | Ghost Condor | Grand Battle Kukku 15th | Iblis | Ifrit | Ifrit Golem | Imperator Ix | Infinite | Jet the Hawk | Johnny | King Boom Boo | Master Core: ABIS | Mecha Knuckles | Mecha Sonic | Mephiles the Dark | Merlina | Metal Knuckles | Metal Sonic | Metal Sonic 3.0 | MeteorTech | Mini and Mum | Nocturnus Tribe | Orbot | Piroth Ix | Rouge the Bat | SCR-HD | Scorpius | Shade | Shadow the Hedgehog | Silver Sonic | Sir Lancelot | Solaris | Storm the Albatross | Tails Doll | Thelxe | Void | Wave the Swallow | Wendy Witchcart | Yetee
Cartoons & Anime
Arms | Beatnik Giant | Black Narcissus | Blackbot the Pirate | Bokkun | Breezie | Captain John Paul Memo | Coconuts | Cluck | D.U.F.U.S. | Dark Oak | Davy Sprocket | Decoe and Bocoe | Despicable Desperados | Dingo | Dr. Qwark | Dr. Warpnik | Dragon Breath | Dynamight | E-91 Lady Ninja | Frankly | Fuzzy Wuzzy | Grounder | Guido | Harry the Hucker | High Voltage Flimflammer | Humpty | Ixis Naugus | Katella | Lava Monsters | Lt. Bananas | Mama Robotnik | Mayor Fumfer | Metal Claus | Metal Robotnik | Metarex | Music Destroyer | Omletta | Pale Bay Leaf | Pot of Chili Robot | Race Bots | Red Pine | Robotnikhotep | Royal 'Corrupt' Hedgehogs | SWATbots | Scarship | Scratch | Sir F-Fuzzy Logik | Skweel | Sleet | Smiley the Shark | Snively | Snow Beast | Spike | Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad | Supreme High Robotnik | Toad Warriors | Treasure Chest Crab | Yellow Zelkova
A.D.A.M. | Agunus | Anti-Geoffrey St. John | Arachne | Auto Automaton | Auto-Fiona | Benedict | Black Death | Blackjack | Boomer Walrus | Brass Knuckles | Breezie the Hedgehog | Brutus Kintobor | Bzzzz | CD-ROM Ram | Captain Claw | Captain Metal Claws | Colin Kintobor | Combot | Comic Book Bots | Commander Brutus | Crocbot | Croctobot | D.R.A.T. | DYNAMAC | Dimitri | Doctor Finitevus | Downtown Ebony Hare | Drago Wolf | Dr. Finitevus | E.V.E | Eel Capone | Egg Sweeper | Emperor Metallix | Enerjak | Evil One | Ferron | Fiona Fox | Flame Legion | Flying Frog | Foxxy | French Frirus | Frost Legion | General Helmut Von Stryker | Grand Chief Whip | Grimer | Hired Mussels | Hunter | Iron Dominion | Iron King | Iron Queen | Ivanna Robotina | Ivo Robughnik | Johnny Snively | Kage Von Stryker | Kid Cruel | King Gong | Kodos | Kragok | Krudzu | Lien-Da | Lightning Lynx | Luger the Echidna | Mammoth Mogul | Marxio Brothers | Mathais Poe | Mecha Sally | Mechanaut | Menniker | Metal Scourge | Metal Sonic Troopers | Metallix | Miles "Tails" Prower | Misty-Re | Moritori Rex | Mr. Beta | Mr. Delta | Mr. Gamma | Ms. Alpha | Nusgau | Octobot | Order of Ixis | Overlord | Patch | Plasma | Proker Metallix | Predator Hawk | Princess Alicia Acorn | Professor Egg | Pseudo Sonic | Rabbot-Zilla | Raiju Clan | Rendfield T. Rodent | Robolactus | Rosy the Rascal | Rykor | Sallactor | Scourge the Hedgehog | Sergeant Simian | Serpentius | Shadowbots | Silver Snively | Sub-Boss | Suguna | Super Scourge | Super Sonic | Syntar | Termite-Nator | The Enchantress | Trogg | Universalamander | Wing Dingo | Xenin | Xorda | Yagyu Ninja | Zan