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- Not to be confused with the Deep Typhoon from Sonic Rush Adventure. For the novel of a similar title, see Spaceship Blue Typhoon.
The Blue Typhoon (ブルータイフーン号 Burū Taifūn-gō?) is a large blue starship made by Tails in the Sonic X anime series. The Blue Typhoon was created mainly for space-travel when the team had to go with Cosmo into outer-space to stop the Metarex with their malicious schemes.
The Blue Typhoon features a large hangar where several aircrafts are kept. Directly in front of this is a runway with palm trees lining it, modeled after the Thorndyke residence driveway. The vessel is armed with laser cannons, missile launchers, and its main weapon, the Sonic Power Cannon, which fires Sonic as an accelerated projectile. In Episode 77, it's shown that the cannon can also work as a wave motion gun. The Blue Typhoon also comes equipped with a powerful energy projector which can produce a deflector shield or a cloaking field. Its engine, which takes up much of the vessel, allows it to cover great distances in short periods of time, although it requires a "warp ring" (generated by the yellow nose section) to travel at faster-than-light speeds.
Originally built to battle vessels created by Doctor Eggman, the Blue Typhoon was adapted for space travel. Tails intended to power it with the Chaos Emeralds, but when they were scattered across the galaxy, he was forced to ask Knuckles to use the Master Emerald instead. The Metarex hears of this and they send out robots in attempt to destroy the ship. Sonic and Knuckles kept the robots company while Tails and Chris prepares to launch the ship. After a few close-calls between the Blue Typhoon's fate of launching successfully or its destruction, the ship finally launches into the air and demonstrated its Sonic Power Cannon for the first time, shooting down the Metarex robots.
- The Blue Typhoon's design may have been influenced by the ships from Space Battleship Yamato, especially the Andromeda from that series. While the Blue Typhoon's flight deck resemble the flight deck of Battle 7 from Macross 7, where the VF-11 Thunderbolt III (to which the X-Tornado resembles) are launched.
- The Blue Typhoon's runway, with palm trees lining it, was probably influenced by Gerry Anderson's 1965 TV series Thunderbirds. In the show, Thunderbird 2 (piloted by Virgil Tracy) is launched from Tracy Island from a runway on the front of the island; the runway is lined with palm trees to disguise its actual width; the trees swing out of the way when Thunderbird 2 is launched.