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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

Echo the Dolphin is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. She is a mobian dolphin[2] and a lieutenant in the Meropis City Guard.[3]

Appearance

Echo is a humanoid dolphin of average height. She has purple skin and a white muzzle with a rounded shout and purple dots on her chins which resemble freckles. She has a dorsal fin on the top of her head, the back of her head and her regular back, a caudal fin as tail and has no toes or nostrils. As attire, she wears the standard Meropis City Guard uniform which include black shirts and shorts, green additional garments and a golden helmet adorned with shells. She also wears a shell bracelet around her right ankle.

History

Shattered World Crisis

Act One

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Echo ordering the Meropis City Guard to attack the Dark Gaia Creatures, from Sonic the Hedgehog #263.

When Echo and the Meropis City Guard came to their usual morning visit to the Eusebes Temple during the Shattered World Crisis, they found the Knothole Freedom FightersSonic the Hedgehog, Amy Rose, and Rotor the Walrus–trespassing on their sacred grounds.[4] Once it was decided that most of the Freedom Fighters, Coral the Betta and Razor the Shark would be taken their king and queen, Echo was ordered to stay at the temple to keep an eye on Rotor and Pearly the Manta Ray, which she did accordingly. Later the same night, when the shield protecting Meropis disappeared, Echo and the Meropis City Guard were forced to protect the city and evacuate the citizens when it was invaded by Dark Gaia Creatures.[5]

The Case of the Pirate Princess

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Echo questioning Honey, from Sonic Universe #91.

Sometime later, when Princess Undina went missing during her studies in Spagonia, a ransom was sent demanding money for Undina's return. When no one appeared to retrieve the ransom, Echo was assigned by the King and Queen to search for Undina. Her first action was to interrogate Professor Dillon Pickle at Spagonia University on Undina's whereabouts, who mentioned to her that Undina had departed to Empire City. There, Echo discovered Undina had briefly partnered with Honey the Cat to advertise Honey's fashion line. Echo learned from Honey that Undina had decided to embark on a world tour. After receiving information from an anonymous source, Echo learned that the princess was last spotted somewhere in Westopolis and the ransom demand came from pirates. However, Echo's lack of familiarity with the city led her to requesting the Chaotix Detective Agency to assist her in finding information at the docks.[6]

With help from Vector, a dock worker named Daryl admitted that he saw Undina with the Pirates heading toward an island called "The Knives". Echo and the Chaotix decide to head to the island with Echo's submarine-convertible car. During the trip however, they run into an unknown construct. Supplying the Chaotix with Air Charms, the group checked outside and were ambushed by Razor the Shark and his chao Crusher. Espio ceased the hostility between the two parties, and Razor revealed that he was also trying to find Undina and the pirates on Coral's behalf. Echo then noticed how odd it was that they ran into Razor where the pirates were, and questioned how Razor also knew about the pirates' involvement. Before she could confirm her suspicions, the pirates' nearby ship caught the group in a cage. The group was then dumped onboard the ship, and the group found themselves confronted by the pirates, Undina among them.[6]

Personality

Echo is very dutiful and dedicated, though maybe to the point of being slightly uptight. She also takes her job very seriously as she followed and upheld Captain Striker's orders without question.[5] She seems to also consider Striker's views on others, as she questioned if Razor's activities supposedly validated Striker's suspicions on him. However, she does not do too well out of her element, and has trouble understanding surface customs.[6]

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Echo telling the Chaotix that she is worried about the princess, from Sonic Universe #91.

When on her own assignment, Echo maintains her commitment, although her focus on her objective leads her to extreme lengths to complete it, no matter the payment. She is quite determined and considerate of every detail in her work, looking into all the information she could find and preparing for the scenarios she came across. Her sense of duty can lead to moments of worry and uncertainty however, and she can feel strong concern for the safety of the royal family.[6]

Powers and abilities

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Echo using her trident, from Sonic Universe #92.

As an aquatic mobian, Echo is capable of aquatic respiration, allowing her to breathe both on land and underwater.[5]

Weapons

Echo carries a trident which is a standard weapon for the Meropis City Guard. In addition to its usage in melee combat, this weapon can shoot out a thin laser from its points.

Relationships

Captain Striker the Mantis Shrimp

Captain Striker is the Echo's captain from Meropis City Guard. Echo follows and keeps his orders without asking. She also consider Striker's opinions about others, as she questioned whether Razor's activities supposedly validated Striker's suspicions about him.

Princess Undina

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Echo agrees to be the bodyguard of Undina, from Sonic Universe #94.

Echo is very loyal to the Princess Undina. She has been very concerned about her safety since she did not return from the Spagonia University, that the king and queen sent her to look for him because she cares. After beating the pirates with Razor and the Chaotix, Echo agreed to be Undina's bodyguard for her travels.

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • Echo's name and species is a reference to the title character and protagonist from the video game series Ecco the Dolphin published by Sega, which was a male, non-anthropomorphic dolphin.

Gallery

Concept artwork

References

  1. Aleah Baker (7 February 2016). Lea's Unimportant Farewell to BK Q&A!. BumbleKing Comics. Archived from the original on 8 February 2016.
  2. https://www.twitter.com/IanFlynnBKC/status/477610407842967552
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #263 "Waves of Change - Part Four: Divine Waters"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #260, "Waves of Change - Part One: First Ripples"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #261, "Wave of Change - Part Two: Current Events"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Sonic Universe #91, "The Case of the Pirate Princess Part One: Dial "C" for Chaotix"

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