Concept and creation
During the drafts, Infinite was originally called "Zero".
Infinite is a black being akin to an anthropomorphic animal with a black body, a small silver triangular mark on his chest, long stiff white quills, and a bushy tail with a white tip. He wears black gloves with silver streaks on the back and sharp fingers. He also wears pointed metal black, white and silver hi-tops. Infinite's most noticeable feature is a dark blue and silver metal mask with large ears with white and black circular patterns on the inside, and a black lightning bolt-shaped piece of metal over his right eye. However, his left eye is visible, revealing a red sclera with a yellow iris and black pupil.
Infinite is an enigmatic and mysterious, yet lethal figure. Extremely collected, he presents himself as perceptive, aloof and very much in control of the situations he finds himself in, toying and barely sparing his enemies a thought even in direct combat.
Not much is known about Infinite or his history other than the fact that he formed an alliance with Dr. Eggman as one of his henchmen, alongside Shadow the Hedgehog, Metal Sonic, Zavok and Chaos. Infinite himself was put at the tip of the spear in Eggman's army after the Eggman Empire had conquered most of the world.
Powers and abilities
Infinite is capable of moving at unprecedented speeds that surpass even that of Sonic himself, able to easily dodge one of Sonic's attacks even when he was boosting. He possesses great strength as well, enough to knock away someone of Sonic's size with enough force to crack a brick wall upon impact. Some of Infinite's more supernatural skills include the power to create and summon red cubes of energy, which he can move around telekinetically, and firing energy blasts from his hands. Infinite is also capable of levitation.
- "A little blue savior... but what's that I smell?"
- —Infinite, "Enter Infinite" trailer
- ↑ 2017 Interview: Aaron Webber – Sonic Mania & Sonic Forces. YouTube. SEGAbits (15 June 2017). Retrieved on 16 June 2017. “Kori-Maru: And can you tell us a little bit about the, uh, the new character, Infinite? / Aaron Webber: What do you wanna know? / Kori-Maru: Uh, anything perhaps. / Aaron Webber: He's a bad guy.”
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 SEGA® Releases New Sonic Forces™ Trailer and Key Art. Gamasutra (13 June 2017). Retrieved on 14 June 2017.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonic Forces - E3 Trailer. YouTube (13 June 2017). Retrieved on 15 June 2017. “In a world conquered by Dr. Eggman, it’s up to Modern Sonic, Classic Sonic, and your own Custom Character to fight back. Even together, the three heroes won’t have it easy – Eggman has assembled his own roster of all-star villains, including a mysterious new enemy with an even stranger ability…”
- ↑ Shun Nakamura on Twitter (Japanese) (15 July 2017). Retrieved on 15 July 2017. “Shun Nakamura: インフィニットは、原案ではゼロという名でした。”
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Sonic Forces - Enter Infinite. YouTube. Sega (20 June 2017). Retrieved on 20 June 2017. “Meet Infinite, a mysterious new foe in Sonic Forces with even stranger powers. With Eggman's army on the rise and Infinite at the tip of the spear, even Sonic and his strongest allies are in for a fight they won't soon forget.”