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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
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Hoverboards[2] are objects that appear in the Sonic Boom television series. They are a form of hovering skateboards that are used for transportation and racing.

Description

The Hoverboards are skateboard-based equipment which, like their name implies, are capable of hovering above ground or flying through midair. They are highly maneuverable, capable of making sharp 180 degree turns and pulling off acrobatic stunts. They can also move at high speeds, though they are not as fast as Sonic the Hedgehog.[1] Using them effectively requires a significant deal of skills and focus however.[3]

The Hoverboards come in various designs, from rustic to high-tech. They can also be fitted with armaments which can be deployed while riding them.[3]

History

TV series

Season one

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Tails riding his Hoverboard.

The Hoverboards were used by for the first stage of a race between Fastidious Beaver, Tails and Dr. Eggman to see who was worthy of being Sonic's sidekick. Following a tough trip through the jungle, the contestants that were left discarded their Hoverboards for the next stage of the race.[3] Eggman would afterward put his own custom Hoverboard on display in his lair.[4] Sonic and Tails later had a Hoverboard race when they stumbled upon Gogoba Village. Returning home, Sonic and Tails used their Hoverboards to stop some Badniks when the Gogobas, who had followed them home, got in their way.[1]

The Hoverboards would also surface in the Mirror Dimension, where the Knuckles of that reality used them to rescue the Amy of that reality and damage Octopus Bot.[5]

Season two

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Tails, Knuckles and Amy riding their Hoverboards.

Keeping his Hoverboard in his possession, Dr. Eggman continued to have it on display in his lair.[6] When Team Sonic later had a boring period of peace, Tails, Knuckles and Amy would goof off by riding on their Hoverboards while Sonic dragged them around using the Blue Force One.[7] Some time afterward, Sonic and Tails goofed off by having Knuckles' monster truck drag them around while they rode their Hoverboards, although this soon led to an accident. The boys later repeated their stunt with the Hoverboards after learning a lesson in responsibility.[8]

List of Hoverboards

Amy's Hoverboard

Amy's Hoverboard resembles a simple pink snowboard with white swirl markings on it as decorations. It also has a cap on the bottom of the rear and the end respectively. Curiously, it is capable of hovering without any noticeable components.[7]

Sonic's Hoverboard

Sonic's board

Sonic's board.

Sonic's Hoverboard is made of yellow wood with a round rear and front, and has sides that curve inward. It has a metal strap around the middle and a wired cylinder component on the edge of the rear. It also has a metal disk on top of the rear and two hover engines below it.

Tails' Hoverboard

Tails' board

Tails' board.

Tails' Hoverboard is made of wood with two propellers for propulsion fitted on the rear. It is also fitted with a tailplane at the rear and is charged with a counter on the front. It also has stabilizers on the sides of the front and a metal square right behind the counter for Tails to sheer the Hoverboard with.

Dr. Eggman's Hoverboard

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Eggman's board

Dr. Eggman's Hoverboard is made of sleek metal with a red stripe design down the middle and a red triangular tip on the front. It has as well circular foot-controls for maneuverability and black twin-tailplanes. Also, its underside is black with blue lighting.

Eggman's Hoverboard can deploy cylindrical weapons with blue slit-like eyes in their centers. These units can protrude red razor-sharp blades to attack opponents.[3]

Fastidious' Hoverboard

Fastideviuos' board

Fastidious' board

Fastidious' Hoverboard appears to be made of wood with metal straps for keeping his feet in place. Curiously, it is capable of hovering without any noticeable components, and has no form of propulsion other than gravity.

Knuckles' Hoverhoard

The Sonic Boom World's version of Knuckles rides a Hoverboard that resembles a simple red snowboard. It also has white sportstape wrapped around the midsection and two white spikes below the front. Curiously, it is capable of hovering without any noticeable components.[7]

Knuckles' Hoverboard (Mirror Dimension)

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Knuckles' boards.

The Mirror Dimension's version of Knuckles rides two Hoverbords for each foot. These Hoverboards are identical in terms of design to the one used by the Sonic Boom World's version of Tails, but with grey boards and red components.

Trivia

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Beechen, Adam (17 January 2015). "Guilt Tripping". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (25 March 2015). Retrieved on 16 March 2016. “Sonic the Hedgehog: Which Tails invention is your favorite? UT - Reverse Polarizer - Unbolterizer - Hoverboard”
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Banker, Mark; Lieblich, Doug (8 November 2014). "The Sidekick". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
  4. Harrison, Reid (19 September 2015). "It Wasn't Me, It Was the One-Armed Hedgehog". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 44. Cartoon Network.
  5. Moarbes, Charles-Henri (23 July 2015). "Two Good to Be True". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 35. Cartoon Network.
  6. Lachenaud, Marine; Lachenaud, Cedric (22 April 2017). "Eggman's Brother". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 76. Boomerang.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Freiberger, Sam (8 July 2017). "Mister Eggman". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 87. Boomerang.
  8. Stanley, Evan (12 August 2017). "Three Men And My Baby!". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 92. Boomerang.