Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Lyric was a member of the race of Ancients, a scientific genius. However, in his work he got incurable ill, as the medicine of the Ancients was helpless, Lyric made himself a robot armor to survive and driven mad, thinking that only machines are what he can depend on. With the help of Chaos Crystals he nearly completed his plan, when he was struck by mysterious hedgehog (actually, Sonic), who said that they had unfinished business. Confused Lyric was attacked by Sonic's spin dash and then trapped by rebellious MAYA unit, which allowed the Ancients to imprison Lyric in his tomb for next millenia, as he turned to statue.
One thousand years later, Lyric was accidentaly released from his stone prison by Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends, who were escaping from Dr. Eggman. Recognizing Sonic as the one who ruined his plans, Lyric said the catchphrase of the game of unfinished business. However, this time Sonic was the one confused, as his intervention in Lyric's plan was a result him time-travelling. Lyric was able to counter Sonic's spin dash and trap the team, only to escape himself and return to his original plan.
Lyric was encountered by Dr. Eggman with Lyric's reprogrammed robots, as Eggman started to threaten him, only for Lyric to use his belt-device to take control of the robots and nearly killing Eggman, as he stated that he could be helpful when it comes to disposing of Sonic. Lyric then made doctor his henchman, ordering him to dispose of Sonic and retrieve the Chaos Crystals' Map. As Sonic presumably fell from the waterfall alongside with the map, Eggman told about it to Lyric, who was still satisfied as his worm robots were searching for the crystals anyway.
However, it appeared that Sonic survived the waterfall and both Lyric and Eggman started to chase him and his friends, only to end up losing them, as Lyric prepared to dispose of his companion, whom he stated to be even more annoying than the hedgehog. However, Eggman was planning to betray too, so he charged Metal Sonic against Lyric, thinking that more powerful AI will make him unvulnerable to Lyric's machine control. However, Lyric was still able to manipulate Metal Sonic with his belt-device and blasting Eggman away.
Sometime later, Lyric was encountered by Eggman again, this time in his heavy weapon robot. As Lyric tried to control it too, he was shocked to learn that this robot cannot be controlled by him, as Dr. Eggman controlled it manually. However, Lyric was lucky to survive the attack, as Eggman had a problem with rocket navigating system.
As Sonic and the others collected all the Chaos Crystals, Lyric ambushed them and trapped Sonic in the circle of his overpowered robots, threatening his friends to kill him if they won't hand the crystals over to him. Still, as they did it, Lyric ordered to shoot Sonic down, buring him under the rubbish. He still managed to survive, however, as Lyric thought Sonic to be dead, he started to accomplish his plan by reviving his giant Sentinel-robots army to eredicate all the organic life on the planet. Lyric then was encountered by Team Sonic in final showdown, only for the heroes to shred Sentinels off the Chaos Crystals and Lyric depowered, but still not defeated, as he was able to trap Team Sonic with their own Enerbeams, as they were made out of the trap he used when was only released. When Lyric prepared to strike and finish them, however, Dr. Eggman unleashed his final rocket to Lyric, distracting him long enough for heroes to escape and tie Lyric. As Sonic disposed of his machine-control device, Lyric lost the last of his power only for Dr. Eggman to find this device and install it for himself.</p>
Lyric is a monstrous sized snake with green scales and brown spots around. He wears a sophisticated brown robotic chest armor with a pair of three-fingered arms. He has a rattle-like object on the tip of his tail that is a gray claw, essentially resembling a hand.
Described as darker, more foreboding and more power-hungry than Dr. Eggman, well, compaired to the likes of the Sonic Boom verson anyway, the original and other incarnations are arguealbly on par with him to some extent. Having been driven mad by power, Lyric is an evil, ruthless, dangerous, pitiless and remorseless monster, and extremely tech-savvy mastermind. He is also rather vengeful, spending his time in his prison to plan his revenge.
Powers and Abilities
Lyric is the strongest enemy Sonic and his friends have faced yet. He is described as a formidable enemy and a force to be reckoned with, suggesting he is very powerful. As another testament to his power, he is the first person to dodge Sonic's spin attack, though he was already familiar to it when Sonic used it on him for the first time.
Lyric has proven himself to be a technological genius, having created an army of giant robots capable of wiping out all life on a planet. He has also been shown to have good deduction skills, able to quickly figure out that it was Sonic who stole his map. Also, as a reptile, he has a natural ability to regrow his parts.
Lyric's body is merged with a robot armor of steel, giving him a sophisticated robotic body which he uses to carry out his own nefarious deeds. This armor also drastically increases his lifespan, allowing him to survive for over a millennium.
Lyric's armor contains a computer-like device that grants him limited technopathy, with but a press on the button on his torso, he is able to take control of virtually anything electronic around him and operate it with his mind alone, as long as it is not manually controlled. He lost this ability after Sonic discarded the device behind it.
Lyric has demonstrated the ability to levitate in the air and is also capable of shooting harmful energy beams from the hand-like tip of his tail. He can also use an ability similar to telekinesis by charging his hands with a green energy to lift things into the air without touching them.
Role in the series.
While not as of yet in the main series, he started out from the Devientart Comic series in the halloween speical. He became a co-partner with Dave, who he often refers to as "David" as part of him being more mature and sofisicated then Dave, and, surprisingly, unlike his relationship with SB Dr. Eggman, actselly gets along well with him. Now some would argue it's because Dave is less prone to complete mistakes and oversights, but it's actselly more. As you can tell from his appearence alone, HE LOOKS NOTHING LIKE SEGA WOULD COME UP WITH?! He's too semi-more realistic then the usual sonic animals. Well, his true past is more heart-wrenching then a simple "Power-Hungry nut getting due karma", though that's not to say that part was somewhat true, if not to the extent it was. Lyric was once part of a world that was gonna have it's own existence and it's own reality. In it, Lyric did wanted to take over the world, but not exactly out of being a power-hungry nutcase, though he did had felt he should be in charged of everyone, including his fellow beings. He also did it to give his daughter, Sylic, litterally a world where she could be princess, where it would've shown that Lyric was doing it also for the sake of being a good father, albeit in a way abit to extreme. However, when Sega desided that this world was perfect for a "New Direction" for a seperate Sonic universe, they with aide from the Nintendo Corperation invaded the world and abducted the characters that won't fit into the ideals of Sega and banished them to the video game verson of Wasteland in part of the larger Realm of the Forgotten, including poor Sylic, to the dismay of Lyric. He was spared apawn the request of a sympathic Sonic, who had promised Sylic would be brought back after the game was made. However, apawn Sonic Boom's release, due to both Sega's own incompidence and rushed defeluptment and that the radical change itself didn't sit well with hard-to-please fans, the Sega Bosses refused to give Lyric his daughter back due to abysmal sales, even when it was more their own fault. Sonic tried to insist he'll still bring Sylic back once the bosses are in a better humbler mood, but Lyric's broken heart drove him further into anger and left the world that is nothing anymore. Lyric was eventally found by a sympathic Fem Fatal and was taken into the Mafia Alliance and was made robotic and weapon inventer ever since, and mass produced a slugbutt mafia's robot design and improved apawn them when the original inventer was eventally lost. Lyric served Titan for a big gam plan he's making in return for a chance to be able to finally be reunited with his daughter.