Very early concept art of Nate Morgan. Nate Morgan was originally created as a Wizard character who would be among the supporting cast of Freedom Fighters in the Sonic SatAM TV series. Although the character never appeared in the series, it has been stated by the show’s writers that he was planned to appear in the third season before the show had been cancelled.
Some time years later, the staff working on Archie Sonic decided to bring the character into the comic starting with issue #64. But instead of being a wizard, he was a small scientist who was revealed to be the original inventor of the Power Rings and helped Sonic and Tails defeat Ixis Naugus. The character was later killed off in issue #110.