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Lupe has black fur and deep blue eyes, with thick black hair (in the shape of a mo-hawk). Her hair is tied in a ponytail that runs down her back. She has a black tail with a grey tip (when it doesn't suddenly disappear from the camera). Lupe also has a scar under her left eye. She dons a light blue bodysuit with a golden clasp around her neck, golden arm and wrist bracelets and blue sandals strapped around her legs. She's also significantly taller than the rest of the Freedom fighters.
As the Grand Chief of the Wolf Pack Nation (in the Archie Comics), she gained elaborate regalia featuring a large feathered headdress and skirt, as well as a long red cape with gold trim; all of this featured elaborate designs and jewels in reds, blues and golds. Later, she entered battle in her usual outfit with the addition of red and gold shoulder pads, a heavy jeweled necklace, a feathered ornament on the left side of her head, and gold bands adorned with blue gems on her legs.
Lupe maintains a small black disc that is evidently compatible with NICOLE and is the only artifact left to display what Lupe's culture was like prior to Robotnik's takeover during "the earlier times" as Lupe describes them. Lupe also has an array of various weaponry items that she and her pack have confiscated over the years during raids on Robotnik's outposts. Of particular interest is the pack's laser cannon that Lupe used to try to disable Robotnik's test pod. Though at first glance she may seem an exclusively spiritual creature, Lupe also has a great deal of technological smarts and she's got the hidden inventory to prove it. She's also very good at strategizing missions like Sally is. Lupe doesn't need extending limbs or supersonic speeds to prove her worth. Her intelligence is enough of a special ability to persist and ultimately triumph with the help of more force.
Lupe is a kind and sage-minded individual, but her peaceful exterior hides a real warrior. Her people once inhabited a city in the mountains that lived in harmony with nature, but that came to an end when Dr. Robotnik's machines destroyed their home. Lupe bears a scar on her cheek as a reminder of that day. Since her land was being destroyed after Robotnik's takeover and her father was taken from her along with the majority of the wolf pack (except for 10 remaining wolves), it creates a deep emotional void inside her, one that couldn’t easily be filled unless her family and people were restored to her. She became the leader of her own rebel force of wolves, and helped Sonic's team destroy of the first of Robotnik's prototype Doomsday drones.
Pretty much like her special abilities. She's extremely intelligent, cooperative, knows how to strategize; otherwise she wouldn't be around to tell the story. She has a great respect for nature, and this is part of what keeps her going. Her loyalty makes her an excellent role model and ally for Sally and the rest of the freedom fighters as well.
Lupe and the wolf pack generally prefer isolation from outsiders. It's not certain whether Robotnik's decimation of the planet during the last decade has jaded Lupe's willingness to be open with and trust other people, but that probably had an effect. However when Sally, Sonic, and Antoine stumbled onto the wolf pack's home-base, expecting the unexpected, Lupe was surprisingly welcoming to those she had never seen before. Perhaps she realized Sally was looking for the pack. Once Sally explained her plan to find the other freedom fighter factions on her father's list, Lupe was more than willing to help out, especially in the weaponry department. Lupe trusts Sally and the Knothole Freedom Fighters, and she appears to be quite protective of those 10 remaining wolves that still reside in the canyon with her.
In the animated series in the episode "Cry of the Wolf", Lupe (voiced by Shari Belafonte) and the Wolf Pack helped Sonic ward off Robotnik's Doomsday Pods. Later, she was one of the many Freedom Fighters who banded together to thwart the Doomsday Project.
When she was the leader of the Wolf Pack, Lupe represented the strong spirit of the team and lent a helping hand toward Sally whenever she could. Lupe, in defiance of the general anti-overlander sentiment among Mobians, adopted two lonely overlander girls (Aerial and Athena) into the Pack. Unfortunately when the Pack reached home to reunite with the family members they had left behind, the Pack was caught off guard and captured by Uncle Chuck, who was under Eggman's control. Lupe was roboticized, but she fought off the mind control long enough to enable the rest of the Pack to escape. As the control was starting to take affect, she figured she would be better off staying instead of becoming a possible danger to the Pack. In memory of her leadership and bravery, the Wolf Pack put up a tomb stone dedicated to Lupe. Due to nearly everyone being de-roboticized by the Bem, Lupe is now leading the Wolf Pack again.
Lupe is gentle but very strong willed, incredibly spiritual, confident, and sensitive. Lupe never backs down, and she fights for what she believes in right to the end (namely for her culture and her wolf pack). She and her pack also have a great respect for nature. Just by looking at her and seeing the way she behaves, one can be certain that she's very trustworthy and loyal, but Lupe is definitely no one to tangle with if you're going to be on her bad side.
In the Archie Comics series, Lupe has a husband, Lobo, a son, Marcos, a daughter Maria, and two adoptive daughters, Aerial and Athena. Lupe, Lobo and Marcos were Roboticized, but were returned to normal by the Bem.
It was later revealed that, after their people had been scattered and their city destroyed, Lupe had relocated the wolves to their ancestral home in the southern hemisphere, forming the Wolf Pack Nation. As per the people's desire, she became the nation's Grand Chief. Despite some friction with the Felidae of the neighboring Mysterious Cat Country, Lupe successfully governed the new nation and happily raised her family there. Sonic and Sally were invited to the region to be inducted as honorary members of the Wolf Pack, but when they arrived, Lupe informed them that the sacred artifact needed for the ceremony, the Ancient Onyx, had gone missing. When it was revealed that the Felidae were also looking for the Ancient Onyx, Sally asked Lupe for permission to investigate the matter as a neutral party, to which Lupe agreed. However, while Sally was gone and Sonic was attempting to negotiate with the Felidae, Lupe lead several armed wolves into the area getting ready for battle. (StH: #213)
Sonic, upset by Lupe's entrance, questioned her arrival, to which Lupe replied that she had been getting worried about him and Sally. Assuming the absent Sally to be safe, she then demanded that the Felidae return the Ancient Onyx, only for Queen Hathor to accuse the Wolves of having stolen it. Their argument soon degenerated, ranging from disputed ownership of the lands the Wolf Pack Nation had reclaimed to the various offenses each had committed against the other. Fortunately, Big stood between the two, preventing them from coming to blows while Sonic reasoned things out. Finally coming to a realization, the Hedgehog asked Lupe if her people had encountered any Eggman Empire robots upon their arrival, which Lupe confirmed, though she reported their destruction at the hands of both her people and the Felidae. After questioning Hathor, Sonic asked Lupe if she would stand down and follow him, and then had the Felidae Queen lead them both to the Mystic Ruins. Once there, they discovered a chapter of the Dark Egg Legion, whom Lupe quickly had her warriors attack. This led to the disturbing discovery that the group was composed of Wolves and Felidae, the former members of the nation who had gone missing after the mass De-roboticization of Mobius and remained unaccounted for after the resettlement. After the group was driven off, Lupe called a halt to the attack, knowing that her small force was unprepared for a drawn out conflict with the Legion. Sally then arrived with the Ancient Onyx, having been captured by Grandmasters Drago Wolf and Razorklaw, and then spoke to both groups about how they had come together to defeat a common foe. The two rulers then agreed to an uneasy peace, leaving the Ancient Onyx in the Mystic Ruins-in Felidae territory-and putting the Wolves in charge of retrieving it for special occasions. Lupe then welcomed Sonic, Sally, and Big into the Nation with grand ceremony, their hands on the recovered Onyx. (StH: #214)
- Lupe first appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) TV series episode "Cry of the Wolf", voiced by Shari Belafonte. She also appeared in the series finale, "The Doomsday Project".
- She later appeared in the Archie Comics series, starting with Sonic the Hedgehog #46, "Countdown to Armageddon". Her SatAM introductory episode, "Cry of the Wolf", was later adapted in Sonic the Hedgehog #113.
- Lupe's name is derived from lupus, the Latin name for wolf (lupe is the vocative singular form). It may have come via Italian, in which lupe is the feminine plural (i.e. meaning she-wolves). The name Lupe is also a popular Hispanic name for girls, thought to be a diminutive of Guadalupe.
- Her Grand Chief cloth bears great resemblance to Native American tribal clothing. This could be a reference to Native American's culture which involves wolves.
- Lupe Wolf at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki