Health: 76 Karma: 18
Resources: Ty Pop: -5
Robotic Construct: Grounder is a Badnik, a robot created by Dr. Robotnik. His body gives him the following abilities:
-Body Armor: Rm protection vs. Physical and Energy
-Immune to Disease and Toxins
-Self-Sustenance: Doesn't need to eat, sleep or breathe
Drill Hands: In material, Grounder's hands are drills, which allow him to perform the following power stunts:
-Edged Attack: Rm Edge
Treads: Grounder can move at Ty land speed (6 areas/ round) over most terrain.
Contacts: Scratch, Coconuts, Mammoth Mogul
After Coconuts blasted himself- with his pieces delivered as a gift- Grounder and his non-identical twin brother Scratch had the task of stopping Sonic. They would have succeeded had they not got into an argument, during which time, Sonic left them buried. Scratch and Grounder, along with Coconuts, later appeared at a villians' tryouts, with predictable results. Grounder, but not Scratch, later appeared at a robot bar called Rusty's.
During another ill fated attempt at stopping the Freedom Fighters, Coconuts explained that Gounder was able to last, at longest, 17 seconds against Sonic, beating Scratch by 1 second. Bat Brain lasted 20 seconds longer.
A subsequent battle had Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts succesfully trap the Freedom Fighters in a virtual reality simulation, but Sonic used the simulation to his advantage and smashed up the simulatyor and the badniks. Shortly therafter, Scratch and Grounder had the task of robbing an art gallery, in an attempt to flush out a spy in Robotnik's organization. Sonic knew what was happening and sent the dumb-bots crashing into a toxic waste dump, where Scratch found a note from the spy, which added insult to injury.
Scratch and Grounder, along with Coconuts, returned much later as employees in Mammoth Mogul's newly renovated Casino Night Zone. Scratch has a job as the concierge, while Grounder appears to be a chef. Both, along with butler Coconuts, had developed a fear of Sonic, a complete lack of respect for the Destructix and a (possibly greater) fear of Amy Rose.