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Blacksmith
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The Blacksmith
Appearances
First appearance

Sonic and the Black Knight
(Only appearance)

Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)

Amy Palant

Japanese
voice actor(s)

Ryo Hirohashi

Physical description
Species

Fox

Gender

Male

Height

80 cm (2'7")

Weight

20 kg (44 lbs)

Fur

Yellow-Orange, white

Eyes

Sky blue

Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Likes
Powers and abilities
Skills
  • Skilled metalsmith
  • Flight
  • Slingshot skills
Moves and techniques

The Blacksmith (鍛冶屋 Kajiya?) is a character in Sonic and the Black Knight. He is the alternate reality doppelgänger of Miles "Tails" Prower from the world of Camelot. As his name implies, he works as the blacksmith in Camelot Castle where he aids adventurers by forging new weapons or helping them hone their skills.[1]

To unlock his storybook, the player must have him mend a sword twenty times.

History

Sometime after setting up his shop in the city, the Blacksmith encountered Sonic the Hedgehog after the hedgehog brought his sword, Caliburn, to him so he could have it sharpened before meeting with Nimue. The Blacksmith quickly took an interest in Caliburn, especially after discovering it could talk. While the Blacksmith was intrigued, Sonic deflected his questions, telling him that he was in a hurry and the Blacksmith did not press the matter. He quickly managed to reforging Caliburn, which allowed Sonic to use his Soul Surge.

Personality

Like his counterpart, the Blacksmith is friendly, kind and enjoys helping others.

Powers and abilities

The Blacksmith possesses a pair of twin-tails which he can use to achieve flight by twirling them around like rotary blades, allowing him to lift himself off the ground and fly around in mid-air like a helicopter.

The Blacksmith is a proficient metalsmith who can come up with unique creations and judge a good blade just by sight.[1] His craftsmanship is unsurpassed and is said to be the best in all the land.[1][2]

Weapons

Unlike the knights of the land who uses swords, the Blacksmith wields a large and light blue slingshot. In battle, he uses it to shoot explosive balls at his opponents and can use it in both rapid succession and over great distances.

Trivia

  • No other name for the character is mentioned within Sonic and the Black Knight; Sonic and Caliburn simply refer to him in conversation as "Blacksmith", although Sonic once called him "Smithy", another term for a metalworker.
  • Though all of the Knights of the Round Table have their counterparts (i.e. Shadow, Blaze, Knuckles) as playables in battle mode, Tails does not appear as a playable counterpart to the Blacksmith. (Conversely, Amy Rose is playable in battle mode, but Nimue is not, possibly because neither were playable in story-mode.)
  • A design similar to the one Tails uses on his airplanes is shown on the Blacksmith's clothes.
  • The Blacksmith is the only Arthurian Character in Battle Mode who is not a knight.
  • The Blacksmith is the only character in the story to only appear in just one cutscene.
  • The Blacksmith has his own Sonic Channel calendar picture.
  • The background music playing in the Blacksmith Shop is a remixed version of Tails' theme "Believe in Myself", which is represented in a classical musical style of the Arthurian Time.

Gallery

Artwork

Models

Screenshots

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Looking an awful lot like Sonic’s friend Tails, who’s also a tinkerer, the Blacksmith has set up shop in the castle town, where he can aid adventurers by forging new weapons or helping to hone your skills. They say his craftsmanship is the best in all the land, and his unique creations aid Sonic during his quest to bring peace to Camelot." - Sonic and the Black Knight website.
  2. Sonic Team (March 13, 2009). Sonic and the Black Knight. Nintendo Wii. Gallery. Vault 2. [Blacksmith] "The young fox runs the Blacksmith's shop in the castle town. He supports Sonic with his unmatched craftsmanship!"


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