After Sonic the Hedgehog managed to defeat Eggman in their previous encounter, the doctor disappeared. However, his robot forces remained and continued to attack without a leader. Among these robots were the Antons. Eventually, the Hoverbys came under the control of Neo Metal Sonic, who made them and their fellow Badniks more cohesive. (StH: #1, #7)
A group of Antons soon after attacked Sonic and Espio the Chameleon in a mountainous region, only to end up being destroyed by the two heroes. More Antons would not long after try to attack an idyllic village, but Sonic and the Chaotix of the Chaotix Detective Agency were able to stop them. (StH: #5)
The Anton is based on an ant. It has a blue head with two yellow antennae, two large eyes, and two white mandibles. It is capable of moving around thanks to a single thick yellow wheel on its bottom and two small engines with exhaust pipes on the sides. On both sides of its upper torso are arms that travel down to and are either resting on or connected to the blue piece on top of the yellow wheel.
Basically, the Anton is a mindless and silent drone programmed to follow its leader's every command. As such, when left without a leader to follow, it becomes directionless and only able to cause harm by accident. Under a guiding force however, it is a cold and merciless machine who carries out their commands without question.
The Anton is capable of chasing down a target thanks to its large yellow wheel.
- Chaotix Detective Agency
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- The Anton was based on the Robot Ant in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series.