|Jet the Hawk|
Jet the Hawk
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100 cm (3 ft 3 in)
33 kg (72 lb)
Emerald green, dark emerald green, white (chest)
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Jet the Hawk (ジェット・ザ・ホーク Jetto za Hōku?) is a fictional, 14 year-old anthropomorphic hawk from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is the leader of the current generation of Babylon Rogues, a talented and legendary band of thieves that has existed since ancient times. He is known as the "Legendary Wind Master" (伝説の風使い Densetsu no kaze tsukai?) due to his mastery at Extreme Gear riding, earning an impressive reputation.
Cocky and brash, Jet is very arrogant and prideful about his Extreme Gear skills. While he is the leader of the Babylon Rogues, Jet rarely takes his responsibilities seriously and remains laid-back, though he knows when to assert his authority. He is also greedy, always seeking riches and fortunes, and has no tolerance for failure. When facing others when racing, however, Jet seeks only to win fairly.
After being beaten by Sonic the Hedgehog in Extreme Gear riding, Jet has had an intense rivalry with Sonic, having become Sonic's most potent rival in Extreme Gear riding. Ever competitive towards Sonic, Jet has made it his foremost goal to best the blue hedgehog in speed and claim the title as the fastest thing in the universe.
Jet was born into a clan of thieves known as the Babylon Rogues. He is a descendant of the Babylonians, an alien race that stranded on Earth in ancient times, where they became a legendary band of thieves. Eventually, however, the Babylonians incurred the wrath of the gods because of their crimes. As punishment, the Babylonians were scattered for all time and their home, Babylon Garden, were cast into the earth. The remaining Babylonians then became a collective clan of thieves, who would continue their legacy of thieving for generations as the Babylon Rogues, with Jet being one of the Babylonians' few latest descendants.
At some point in his life, Jet became a member of the Babylon Rogues. When Jet's father retired from the Babylon Rogues, Jet was passed down the position as leader of the Babylon Rogues and the Key to Babylon Garden, which had been passed down for generations, from his father. Joined by Wave the Swallow and Storm the Albatross, the three of them formed the newest generation of Babylon Rogues and continued their clan's legacy of theft, with Jet taking leadership of his group.
During his carrier as one of the Babylon Rogues, Jet and his group went through a number of unknown criminal activities, achieving an infamous status. Over time, Jet's skills at Extreme Gear riding became renowned worldwide, earning him an impressive reputation, eventually reaching the point where he was called the "Legendary Wind Master" and a legendary rogue. All the while, Jet remained determined to uncover the secret treasure in Babylon Garden, having heard the stories of the hidden treasure of presumed great value within it, and that the Key to Babylon Garden could unlock it.
In Sonic Riders, Jet was sitting in his office, when Storm surprised him by bursting into the room. With Wave joining them and beginning to argue with Storm about the Key to Babylon Garden, Jet told them to be quiet and heard from them that Dr. Eggman had arrived with a proposition to him. As Eggman came in, the doctor said that he had come because Jet was said to have the Key to Babylon Garden, but Jet, mistrusting Eggman, pretended to know nothing about it. However, Jet was then told by Eggman that the Key to Babylon Garden could reveal Babylon Garden if they collected the seven Chaos Emeralds. Seeing that they could collect their ancestors' fabled treasure this way, Jet agreed to work with Eggman. Eggman warned Jet that their task would not be easy since Sonic would undoubtedly get in their way, but Jet remained unconcerned, believing that on his Extreme Gear, he could easily outmatch Sonic's speed.
With Jet and the Babylon Rogues working with Eggman, the doctor hosted the EX World Grand Prix, where the contestants had to pay an entry free of one Chaos Emerald, and the winner getting to claim all seven. The plan was then to have Jet and his team win the World Grand Prix and claim the Emeralds. Traveling to Future City, Jet and his team stole a Chaos Emerald from a building to use as their entry free. As the Babylon Rogues made their escape from the police, Jet found himself pursued by Sonic on Storm's Type-S, with Sonic eventually taking the lead after they exchanged a few blows. While Jet praised Sonic's skills, he quickly blew Sonic off the Type-S and made his escape with his team, not impressed by Sonic's performance.
With a Chaos Emerald in their possession, Jet entered the EX World Grand Prix with his team. At the time Jet had advanced halfway through the competition, he began to grow suspicious of Eggman's true intentions. After returning to his office, Jet was surprised and annoyed when Storm busted through the door, apologizing for being beaten by Knuckles in a race. When Wave then came and began arguing with Storm, Jet told them to shut up, and began telling them of his suspicions about Eggman. Jet therefore send Storm out on a mission to Eggman's base to find anything that the doctor could be hiding from them.
Some time after, Jet and Wave awaited Storm's return in Green Cave. As Jet tried to relax, Wave's fretting kept him awake, and he told her to relax. As Wave in response began lecturing him on leader responsibilities, Jet saw Sonic nearby, practicing his Extreme Gear skills, and decided to sneak off to have some fun taunting him. Appearing before Sonic and his friends, Jet admitted to Sonic that he was fast on his feet, but then told him that he had to become one with the wind to be the fastest on Extreme Gear. Jet then proceeded to mock Sonic for thinking that he could master Extreme Gear riding, before taking his leave.
At the end of the World Grand Prix, Jet managed as the only one on his team to get to the finals. Waiting outside Sand Ruins with Wave, Jet found Storm returning, and saw that he had brought Eggman's diary with him. From it, Jet and his team learned that the Treasure of Babylon was not a gem as Eggman had them believe it to be, but actually a piece of the Babylonians' advanced technology, which the doctor hoped to use for world domination. Having no interest in world domination or advanced technology, Jet deemed this endeavor a waste of time and tried to leave, but was convinced by Wave to stay after bringing up the possibility that the treasure could still be valuable. With new vigor, Jet headed back to the race to finish it. As he headed up to the podium with Sonic and their Chaos Emeralds, Jet mocked Sonic a final time, before beginning the race.
At the end of the race, it seem like Jet would lose to Sonic, but unknown to Jet, Wave detonated a bomb under Sonic's Blue Star, resulting in Jet's victory. After taunting Sonic for his defeat, Jet claimed the seven Chaos Emeralds and used them in tandem with the Key to Babylon Garden to reveal Babylon Garden itself. As Jet was awestruck by the rising landmass, Eggman snatched the Key to Babylon Garden from Jet, and went to steal the treasure. Wanting the treasure for himself, Jet traveled to Babylon Garden in the Babylon Rogues' blimp, before pursuing Eggman on Extreme Gear. There, he met Sonic again on his Blue Star II, who was after Eggman too. Despite Jet warning Sonic to stay out of his way, the two of them raced against each other to Eggman.
Eventually, Jet lost to Sonic, and he cursed his defeat. When Sonic got the Key to Babylon Garden from Eggman, Jet was surprised when Sonic gave the key back to him. Viewing this as an act of pity, Jet refused Sonic's gesture and tried to give the Key to Babylon Garden back to him. Wave, however, arriving with Storm, took the key on behalf of Jet, with Jet reluctantly accepting it. Using the Key to Babylon Garden to open the front doors, Jet, Wave and Storm entered Babylon Garden, but accidently awoke the Babylon Guardian in the process. With the timely arrival of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy, however, Jet and the others were able to defeat the Babylon Guardian, and they found the Treasure of Babylon, which they discovered was a Magic Carpet. When Eggman then arrived to steal the treasure, Jet gladly handed it over, causing Eggman to pass out from shock over wasting his time on something useless to him. Regardless, Jet was still fascinated by his ancestry.
With the ordeal over, Jet told Sonic that the Babylon Rouge were leaving to find more treasures. With their rivalry more friendly and conceded to the fact that Sonic was faster than him, Jet told Sonic to ready when they faced each other again. With that, Jet took off with his team, determined to one day beat Sonic and become the faster of the to of them.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, a few months after the EX World Grand Prix, Jet and his team were on a treasure hunt to Gigan Rocks to find an Ark of the Cosmos, an engine unit for Babylon Garden. When they got there, they discovered that the Ark of the Cosmos was booby-trapped, but Jet managed to deactivate the trap by using an ancient keyboard. Assuring Wave and Storm that the trap was taken care of, Jet slowly grabbed the Ark of the Cosmos. When a shooting star then appeared, Jet wished fiercely for the power to beat Sonic. Just then, some falling meteorites created some tremors that re-activated the ruins' trap, dropping some boulders that were about to crush the Babylon Rogues. When it seemed that all was lost, Jet somehow activated the Ark of the Cosmos to stop them and make himself and his team fly. Realizing that he could beat Sonic with the Ark of the Cosmos, Jet saw this as his wish being answered and escaped the ruins with his team using the Ark of the Cosmos.
Back on the Babylon Rogues' airship, Jet listened to Wave's analysis of the Ark of the Cosmos and after telling her to skip the details, he was intrigued to hear that it allowed him to manipulate gravity. After then hearing from Wave that there were a total of five Arks of the Cosmos, and that they were attracted to one another, Jet ordered her to make a radar to help them find the rest. Just then, Storm came in and showed a news report saying that a SCR-GP stole an Ark of the Cosmos from the Megalo City Museum. Jet then ordered Storm to take them to Megalo Station, intending to claim the artifact from the robot.
Arriving in Monopole, Jet tracked down the SCR-GP holding the Ark of the Cosmos to Botanical Kingdom. Using his own Ark of the Cosmos, Jet managed to destroy the robot, but lost track of its Ark of the Cosmos when he knocked the robot into a dome. As he searched the ground, Jet saw that Sonic, Knuckles, Tails and Amy were there as well, and that they had the Ark of the Cosmos he was looking for. Just as he was exploding with angry at the fact that Sonic and the heroes were after the Arks of the Cosmos as well, Jet was joined by Wave and Strom. Having overheard Sonic and his friends' conversation about MeteorTech, Jet and his team went ahead of Sonic and the others to gather information.
Arriving at MeteorTech, the Babylon Rogues were discovered by security robots, but Jet repelled them with his Ark of the Cosmos. After greeting Sonic, Jet ordered Amy to hand over the Ark of the Cosmos, but Sonic lectured him on his manners. In response, Jet challenged Sonic to a race to prove himself as the fastest in the universe. When more robots showed up, however, Sonic and his friends took their leave, but Jet followed Sonic in hot pursuit.
While racing, Jet was surprised to see that Sonic could use his own Ark of the Cosmos. When they got to the control room, Jet and the others found Dr. Eggman, who owned MeteorTech. Here, the doctor revealed to Jet and the others that the MeteorTech mother computer had an Ark of the Cosmos, and that the robots that were currently on a global rampage were collecting more Arks of the Cosmos, which Jet knew that was due to the Arks' attraction. As Jet explained to the others about the Arks of the Cosmos, he remembered that Amy still had one, only to discover that she was gone and currently being chased by Storm and SCR-HD.
Returning with Wave to their airship, Jet impatiently awaited Storm's return, but was pleased to see Storm come back with two Arks of the Cosmos. Jet then heard Wave's description of an ancient Babylonian text about a "lightless black" tied to the Arks of the Cosmos, but gave up trying to understand it. He then discovered to his shock that the two Arks of the Cosmos had been stolen by Eggman, who planned to use them to take control of the world's robots and conquer the world. Wasting no time, the Babylon Rogues followed the scientist.
Arriving at the Crimson Tower, Jet and his team met Sonic and his friends. Just as Sonic was about to head in to stop Eggman, Jet cut him off and challenged him to a race to Eggman, with the winner getting all the Arks of the Cosmos and the title of the fastest in the universe, which Sonic accepted.
The race eventually came to a draw, as both Jet and Sonic stopped Eggman at the same time, and brought an end to the robot rampage. After Babylon Garden had revealed itself due to all Arks of the Cosmos being present, Jet was bewildered when Sonic gave his Arks of the Cosmos to him. Jet accused Sonic of running away from their unsettled score, but Sonic told him that they would settle it at the World Grand Prix. As Jet reluctantly accepted Sonic's response, SCR-HD appeared and took all five Arks of the Cosmos to Babylon Garden. This resulted in Babylon Garden transforming into Astral Babylon and to form a black hole, the "lightless black", that threatened to consume the planet. As Sonic and his friends went to stop the black hole by disconnecting Babylon Garden's engine, Jet and his team followed them to assist in stopping this catastrophe. There, they faced Master Core: ABIS, who had merged with the black hole. However, by using its own power against it, Jet and the others stopped Master Core: ABIS and saved the world.
With the world returning to peace and Astral Babylon back into space, Jet was asked by Wave if he was okay with it. Content, Jet said while he would miss space, he felt more attached to Earth and that he still wanted to settle his rivalry with Sonic, and took off with his team. Later on, Jet found Sonic in Monopole and imposed yet another race with him. With Sonic accepting it, he and Jet raced each other throughout the city.
Sonic Free Riders
In Sonic Free Riders, Jet and the rest of the Babylon Rogues entered the newest World Grand Prix, which was once again hosted by Dr. Eggman (under the alias as King Doc) as Team Babylon, with Jet and the others only joining to seek fame. When Omochao had an interview with the team, Jet asked him sarcastically if he knew how he were and said bluntly that he had only come to win the tournament. Jet also added that he pitied the ones facing them first and that the only racer that mattered to him was Sonic.
For the first race, Team Babylon faced Team Dark. With Team Dark trash-talking about Team Babylon, Jet wondered who they thought they were. After winning the first race, Jet admitted to Shadow and Rouge that they raced well. Regardless, Team Babylon still defeated Team Dark, who believed Team Babylon won through sheer luck, but Jet remarked that they were blind to their faults. When asked for comments, Jet asked for a better competition, believing only Sonic could provide him a suitable challenge.
In their next race, Team Babylon faced Team Rose. As Team Babylon slowly secured their victory, Jet believed that it could not got any differently for them. After defeating Team Rose, Jet mocked them by saying that their poor skills made him go soft.
Having made it to the finals with Team Heroes, Jet told Sonic that he looked forward to facing him, while refusing to waste time dealing with his teammates. When it was time for Jet to face Sonic and Wave told him that he would win the next race, Jet becomes suspicious that Wave had messed with Team Heroes' Extreme Gears and warned her not to do anything to tarnish his reputation. Insisting not to cheat, Jet faced Sonic and seemingly beat him easily, and after hearing that Sonic could have had technical trouble, Jet suspected that Wave had a part in it. Not feeling right about his victory, Jet called a rematch with Sonic, saying that he, as a legendary wind master, did not accept anything short of absolute victory. Facing Sonic one-on-one, Jet defeated Sonic, securing his team's victory, and Jet told Sonic after the race to get training, promising him a rematch.
Over the course of the World Grand Prix, Team Babylon had their own number of losses, with Jet remaining confident and mocking their opponents, only to get upset when losing and would even swear revenge in a sportsmanship-like way. At the end of the tournament, all teams had an equal amount of victories and losses and Jet and the other teams came to the awards ceremony to collect their prize. However, Eggman (as King Doc) made them have a final race against his ultimate Gear-Jockey robot, but Jet rebuffed this Gear-Jockeys' superiority and intended to prove the doctor wrong.
After the race, Jet mocked the doctor's Gear-Jockey, but then Eggman dropped his disguise and revealed that he used the World Grand Prix to get the riders' racing data with his E-10000 robots to create the ultimate Extreme Gear which he could use for his own agenda. Eggman then challenged Jet and the others to a race, but lost, and Jet mocked the scientist's genius. Metal Sonic then revealed himself as the one controlling the participant E-10000B and passing fake data to Eggman, while taking the real data himself in an effort to beat Sonic in Extreme Gear riding.
Jet and the others following watched as Metal Sonic challenged Sonic to a race, in which Sonic defeated his robot copy. Afterwards, as the World Grand Prix came to a close, Wave and Storm remained upset about wasting their time, but Jet remained optimistic, as he felt that he still had a good time at the end of the day.
Other Game Appearances
Sonic and the Black Knight
Jet appears as Sir Lamorak in the Wii-exclusive video game, Sonic and the Black Knight. Although he doesn't appear in the main story mode, he's unlockable afterward, and uses two twin swords. Like Gawain, his Soul Surge is Gail Meteor. He is unlocked by obtaining 5 Mastery Stars in Great Megalith.
Mario and Sonic series
Mario and Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games
Jet was revealed in a Nintendo Magazine to appear in Mario And Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games, but appeared as a boss. Like Rouge, he is one of the rivals that challenges the player every couple of days in the Festival Mode. In the DS Adventure tour Jet is in Cubyrinth waiting for Sonic to arrive so he can challenge him to see if he can beat him in Deluxe Halfpipe and when defeated he runs off promising to come back for a rematch later. In the Wii version, he challenges the player in Snowboard Cross.
Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Jet appears as a boss in the 3DS version of Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. When he runs into Sonic, Tails, Yoshi, Shadow, and Silver, who are looking for a fog machine, he says that he will claim it for the Babylon Rogues. He competes against Shadow in 3000m Steeplechase. When he is defeated, Tails asks for his help to find the fog machine. Jet tells him that the machine was already near them. He tries to destroy the machine (which is what Sonic wanted to do so the Games wouldn't be postponed) but bounces off the machine and gets dizzy. In the Wii version, he appears in London Party as a rival at times. He can challenge the player to Dream Discus. Also, players can win his costume with the scratch cards.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
Jet makes another appearance in Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Jet appears as a collectible trophy and sticker.
|Trophy||A hawk who is the leader of the Babylon Rogues and also goes by the moniker "The Legendary Wind Rider." When it comes to Extreme Gear racing, there is no one better. Jet's extremely competitive and takes tremendous pride in winning, so you know things are going to be exciting when he takes on the speedy Sonic in an Extreme Gear battle.|
|Sticker||Sonic Riders||[Leg] - Attack +17|
Jet is highly arrogant, confident and conceited with massive ego, considering himself the fastest of all and holding everyone else in low regard, even people like Sonic the Hedgehog, while remaining careless in the face of opposition. In line with this, he also brags about and showcases his skills Extreme Gear to enforce his superiority to others. While he is willing to praise others' skills, he usually makes his complements short before following them up with an insult. Over time though, Jet has mature somewhat and become more of a sport, given that he gave Shadow and Rouge genuine and well-meant compliments on their skills and efforts during the second World Grand Prix.
Because of his high skills and arrogance, Jet is usually very rude and somewhat respectless, and has a snide sense of humor to go along with them. He enjoys insulting, mocking and talking down to other people about their skills, and he has no qualms about verbally rubbing his victory or peoples' losses in the face of others, such as when he told Sonic that the dirt suited him after he defeated him in the finals of the first EX World Grand Prix. Even when dealing with his own teammates, Jet can be rude and respectless, such as when he called both Storm and Wave useless when they were losing in Sonic Free Riders. Also, when listening to Wave's long-winded talks, he either tells her to shorten her information down and put them in simple terms, or ignores her completely.
Jet is a extremely prideful indiviual, who does not want to look bad. He is a sore loser, not accept loss in any form, and is very protective of his reputation. He also never seeks the pity of others and considers it a direct insult to his character, no matter what it will cost him. When faced with a loss, however, Jet will reluntantly, but proudly accept it, and work hard to overcome it and settle the score. He also despises those who are faster or more confident than him.
For the most part, Jet is pretty laid-back and nonshalant, which mostly stems from a mixture of his carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance. Mostly, Jet choses not to show this side of his personality to people he does not explicitly know, as he is too prideful to let others know about the more undesirable aspects of his traits. While he is aware about his duties as leader of the Babylon Rogues and understand some of it, Jet does not takes his responsibilities very seriously, and instead remains very unconcerned and indifferent in the face of present issues, and therefore sometimes requires the help of his team. However, Jet knows when to assert his authority as leader when motivated enough, and comes off an a strict leader that has little tolerance for failure. Over time, Jet has seemed to have become a better leader of the Babylon Rogues, receiving better support from his teammates and leading them with a better attitude.
On many occasions, Jet is shown to have a really short temper. In Sonic Riders, hearing Wave and Storm quarrel makes him angry enough raise his voice and when Storm caused a portrait to fall down him, Jet began stomping around and aggressively kicking whatever he saw. Also, when he discovered that Sonic had an Ark of the Cosmos, his anger built up to the point where he was twitching and almost exploded. While Jet has become more level-headed in some fields since his debut, such as ignoring Wave and Storm's frequent arguments, he is still prone angry outbursts at times.
Jet has a defined love for money and treasure, which he likes the most besides himself. His primary motivation in life is to acquire as much wealth as possible, even having daydreams of stacks of gold that can almost make him drool in delight, and if it turns out that there not a profit to be gained from a job, Jet quickly loses all interest in the matter. When it comes to acquiring wealth, Jet is very greedy and selfish, given that when he went after Eggman to get the Key to Babylon Garden back, it was because he wanted the Treasure of Babylon for himself, rather than stopping Eggman from using it to conquer the world.
When having to compete, Jet enjoys Extreme Gear racing or pretty much any kind of activity that requires extreme stamina and skill, and is fully dedicated to the competition, regardless of his attitude. Despite his desire for victory, Jet opposes cheating and seeks to win only fairly by going up against his opponents with his own skills. If he cannot win fairly using his own skills, or if he does not feel right about winning, his victory is meaningless to him, and he will actively seek a rematch to make it right and make sure he achieves absolute victory. While he is a sore loser, Jet will stand by his losses, even if there were unexpected circumstance that caused his defeat. While he may not always show good sportsmanship, Jet enjoys racing against worthy opponents on Extreme Gear, and can be content with the whatever the outcome may be after having a good race, such as at the end of Sonic Free Riders where Jet had no problem going home empty-handed because he had a good time racing.
Powers and Abilities
While not demonstrated much in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Jet possesses well above average acrobatic skills and agility, enough to reach above average heights when jumping and leap through treetops with ease. He also has impressive physical strength in at least his legs, which is high enough to knock away an entire desk with a single kick.
Extreme Gear Skills
Jet is a master at Extreme Gear riding, a talent that he has inherited from his forefathers. Having received the moniker the "Legendary Wind Master", Jet's skills at Extreme Gear is renowned the world over, signifying the immense level of skills that he possesses and he is presumably the greatest Extreme Gear rider on the planet, second only to Sonic. He is likewise very knowledgeable on the field, knowing the secrets to becomes the fastest at Exteme Gear.
On an Extreme Gear, Jet has enough skills to supposedly match or even surpass Sonic's running speed, perform amazing fast and complex tricks and body movements with his Extreme Gear while in midair, balance and grind perfectly on rails, stir up wind currents that can blow opponents away and engage in combat with other Extreme Gear riders without losing control.
Apart from his physical abilities and skills, Jet is a talented and professional thief. Having pulled off many successful heists and escaped captured from the authorities, Jet is a seasoned thief and talented with sleight of hand.
Jet also has advanced piloting skills, being able to pilot the Baylon Rogues' entire airship on his own.
Weaponry and Equipment
Jet's choice of equipment is his Type-J Extreme Gear. The Type-J is a Board type speed-based Extreme Gear, especially made for Jet by Wave and is meant for racing at high speed. Over time, the Type-J has been redesigned to be full of quirks so that only Jet can master it.
In addition to his Extreme Gears, Jet wields a pair of large green feather fans called the Bashōsen that he can use with high proficiency. By swinging just one of his fans, Jet can release wind currents strong enough to blow opponents on Extreme Gear off course and disorientate them. He can also use both fans efficiently in melee combat, either smacking his opponents with the fans or spinning around with both fans on his Extreme Gear, knocking away anyone that gets too close to him.
Appearances in Other Media
In the Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog comic books and spin-offs, Jet was a member of the Battle Bird Armada, having joined for the sake of glory. However, as Jet declined the Battle Kukku's ambitions for world domination, he was put in brig. He managed to escape with Wave the Swallow and Storm the Albatross, and together they formed the Babylon Rogues and intended to obtain glory by finding the fabled Babylon Garden before the Battle Bird Armada.
After deflecting from the Battle Bird Armada, Jet and his team were employed by Dr. Eggman to defeat Sonic the Hedgehog, but failed. Following that, Jet and his team attempted to steal one of the Sol Emeralds when it showed up on Mobius, but were forced by Wave to retreat. Eventually, Jet and his team discovered the means of finding Babylon Garden, but were forced to rejoin the Battle Bird Armada. After finding Babylon Garden, Jet and his allies were stopped in their efforts by Sonic, who destroyed Babylon Garden. Having learned about his ancestry from the experience, Jet sought out to become the fastest thing in the universe.
Since Jet is the leader of the Babylon Rogues, Storm does not call Jet by his name; he calls him "Boss" and does whatever he can to please Jet. Jet doesn't really seem to take Storm as a friend as he is always acting like a leader and appoints him missions.
Jet is also Wave's boss. But unlike Storm, Wave does not bother calling Jet "Boss", she simply calls him by his name. She is the creator of Jet's Extreme Gear, Type-J. She also helps Jet by using her intelligence, But Jet sometimes seems to be bothered by her "long and boring speeches".
Jet and Sonic have been rivals ever since they met. At first, when Jet was better than Sonic in Extreme Gear riding, Jet used to make fun of Sonic. In the last court in the World Grand Prix, Jet was surprised that he was actually losing against Sonic, so he (albeit unknowingly, due to Wave's deception) cheated which made him win. In the end of Sonic Riders, the two had a more friendly relationship, friendship and promised each other to compete once again. In addition, although Jet desires to beat Sonic in racing, he does not wish to do unfair tactics to win against him, as he told Wave to not sabotage Sonic's Extreme Gear, and later told Wave off when he learned about the actual reason behind his win was indeed due to Wave sabotaging Sonic's Extreme Gear. Wave tells Jet that it's time to split up. And everyone hops on to their gears and went home. In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, they met again and had a race, but it ended up as a draw, Sonic then says in the end of the game that he'll compete Jet again in the World Grand Prix. But however, in the final ending, when Sonic was in the car, Jet called his name and came in-front of a car asking for another race, Sonic accepts it and the two are competing against each other. It is unknown which one of them won the race since the credits of the game came in between.
In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, when Jet found out that Amy had one of the Ark of the Cosmos, he had gone after her. When he caught her, he said "Alright, girly. Hand over the Ark of the Cosmos!", Amy told him that she has no idea what was he talking about, Jet thought she was lying and told her not to play dumb. When Jet had reached Eggman's Computer Room, he found out how important the Ark of the Cosmos were and knew that Amy still had them, but since she wasn't around he couldn't get it from her, but Storm got it from her, along with another one.
- Dr. Eggman (after being betrayed)
- Metal Sonic
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Sonic the Hedgehog (rival in speed)
- Knuckles the Echidna
- Amy Rose
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Rouge the Bat
- Vector the Crocodile
- Cream the Rabbit
Jet's theme, often associated with the entire Babylon Rogues group, is called Catch Me If You Can. A remixed version was created for the OST, and a new version was created for Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. Jet also has a unique rival theme in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
IGN had said that Jet's voice in Sonic Free Riders is more annoying but they had said that they think it's fine because he is a "jerk."  Many fans believe that Jet is a great character, as seen on SEGA's website, where they took a poll on Jet. Other than IGN, most websites leave no comment on Jet's personality or behavior.
- "Hmph! He may be the fastest creature on the ground, but in the air, with me and my Extreme Gear, he's just a joke!" - Jet after hearing about Sonic from Eggman.
- "Hmph! So YOU'RE supposed to be the fastest thing alive?" - Jet after blowing Sonic off the Type-S in their first meeting.
- "Not very impressive for someone of your reputation." - Jet to Sonic in Green Cave.
- "Why'd you do that? I was just having this great daydream!" - Jet after being interrupted from his daydream of bags of gold.
- "Hah, you're lucky you got this far. It obviously wasn't due to your skills!" Jet to Sonic before the finals race in Sand Ruins.
- "The dirt suits you so well!" - Jet to Sonic after winning the EX World Grand Prix.
- "You can't catch up with him. Get out of my way!"* - Jet distracts Sonic by preventing him from coming after Eggman.
- "Hmph! I lost! So don't play games with me! I don't want your pity, nor do I need it!" - Jet trying to give the Key to Babylon Garden back to Sonic.
- "You may be the fastest... for now... But I'll be back. Sonic the Hedgehog!" - Jet leaving Sonic the end of Sonic Riders.
- "It's been a while, Sonic the Hedgehog." - Jet appearing before Sonic in MeteoTech Premises.
- "Yaaawn, can the boring speech! What can this thing do for me?" - Jet being bothered by Wave's analysis of the Ark of the Cosmos.
- "Regardless of why we're here, this Grand Prix is ours, Sonic the Hedgehog!" - Jet to Team Heroes in Team Babylon's story mode in Sonic Free Riders.
- "Ugh, the both of you are useless. Looks like I'm going to have to get serious if we want to win this!" - Jet to Wave and Storm in Team Heroes' story mode.
- "Tch! If we lost, we lost! Just know that you guys got lucky!" - Jet losing to Team Heroes for the first time in Sonic Heroes' story mode in Sonic Free Riders.
- "You sure you wanna risk a rematch? I promise you right now you'll regret it!" -Jet questioning Sonic when he called for a rematch in Team Heroes' story mode in Sonic Free Riders.
- "Yeah, well, there's gonna be payback for this! You just wait, Sonic the Hedgehog." - Jet's last words to Sonic in Team Heroes's story mode in Sonic Free Riders.
- "I'm No. 1!" - Jet after winning the race.
- "Don't you worry about us. We'll take the cash and the treasure prize, just you watch." - Jet in response to Rouge's taunt regarding the Babylon Rouges finding treasure at a slower rate.
- "It's Shadow right?And Rouge!You guys were pretty good!" - Jet when defeating Team Dark in Team Babylon's story mode in Sonic Free Riders.
- "Let's go! Time to cool off, then start plotting revenge." - Jet when Team Dark defeated Team Babylon in Team Dark's story mode in Sonic Free Riders.
- "Enjoy those dreams while you still can!" - Jet in response to Vector daydreaming about having the cash prize.
- "Maybe you better walk him through it, Wave." - Jet making a joke that Eggman needs to be given lectures about Extreme Gear.
- Jet's name came from the prototype name of the character in the classic games, Nack the Weasel, as when Sonic Triple Trouble was first announced in a Magazine article in 1994, Nack the Weasel was referred to as Jet, but was later changed. This could also show how both characters resemble a lot in personality.
- Jet is the youngest member in his group, the Babylon Rogues. He is also the youngest rival Sonic has ever had in the game series alongside Silver who, like Jet, is also 14.
- Coincidentally, both of them have a seiyuu that shares the same given name (Daisuke).
- Oddly enough, in "Durarara!!" both Daisuke Ono and Kishio voice characters related to each other (the Heiwajima brothers.)
- Both Jet's and Silver's counterparts in Sonic and the Black Knight don't appear in story mode.
- Unlike most characters, Jet has a tendency to refer to Sonic by his full name, "Sonic the Hedgehog", as shown in the cutscenes of the Riders series. He started doing this at the end of the final story of the first game.
- Jet is currently the only Babylon Rogues member to have a playable appearance outside the Sonic Riders series, in Sonic and the Black Knight in the multiplayer mode.
- Jet can be considered ambidextrous. In the Sonic Riders series Jet attacks with this fans on both hands and in Sonic and the Black Knight, Jet's counterpart, Lamorak fights with two swords.
- Jet also makes more appearances than Storm or Wave do outside the Sonic Riders series.
- Jet was intended to be playable in Sonic Rivals and Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games, but was removed from the latter for unknown reasons.
- Some fans believe Jet to be modeled after Bean the Dynamite from Sonic the Fighters. In some cases, people even mistook Jet to be Bean. Nintendo Power Magazine played a joke on this fact by giving an image of Jet a caption reading; "Bean? Is that you, Bean? Oh! How we've missed you!".
- On that note, there is a similarity between Speedy, Bean the Dynamite, and Jet the Hawk, since they are all bird characters who have green feathers and yellow beaks.
- In Jet's quarters of the Babylon Rogues' hovercraft, there is a portrait of a bird that is most likely Jet's father.
- Jet's species may have chosen as a reference to the famous skateboarder, Tony Hawk, as they are both skilled board riders.
- In Jet's 2D images, he has nostrils on his beak. However, in his 3D renders he does not. This could be the exception with his Sonic and the Black Knight artwork, though it is hard to confirm due to his helmet blocking the "nose" of his beak.
- Jet's laughing is similar to Sonic's, because they were both voiced by Jason Griffith.
- Jet is the only rival of Sonic whom he has not made friends with, despite them having to work together twice.
- Jet and Sonic seem to have their colors inverted, in terms of eye and fur/feather color. Jet's appearance is mostly green, but he has blue eyes, the color of Sonic. Sonic's appearance is mostly blue, but he has green eyes, the color of Jet.
- Jet, along with Wave and Storm, is the only characters in the Sonic Riders series to wear their goggles when racing in-game, though in the opening cutscene in the first Sonic Riders, that was the only time he wore his goggles in any cutscene of some sort.
- Also, most characters tend to wear their goggles when using skates in the first two Sonic Riders games, Jet basically wears his goggles more often compared to others, possibly noting to his experience on an Extreme Gear.
- In Sonic Free Riders, all three of them do not wear their goggles in game-play.
- Jet the Hawk Concept: "Mobius" (Real Character Profile)