The Freedom Fighters run into a Swashbuckler, named Ari, battling Swat-Bots. Sonic diverts them, allowing Ari to escape. After hearing that Robotnik is holding his band of Freedom Fighters hostage, Ari decides to help Sonic free them. But there's something about him Sally doesn't trust. Her instincts prove to be right. After luring Sonic inside an ancient Fortress, Ari flees, leaving Sonic to battle Robotnik in a virtual reality "game of life and death". If Sonic loses he will be relegated to "The Void", a strange "Netherworld" in which Robotnik has imprisoned the King. Sonic uses a Power Ring and outmaneuvers the villain, but Ari, who returns to help Sonic after Robotnik double-crosses him, is sucked inside. Before he disappears, he tells Sonic about the King's List of Freedom Fighters and Sonic and Sally pledge to find the List and form a Freedom Fighters network to combat Robotnik.
Air Date: Oct 9, 1994