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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Underground continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
"Manic" redirects here. For Sonic's son in the Archie Comics series, see Manik Acorn.
Manic the Hedgehog
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Manic the Hedgehog
Appearances
First appearance

"Beginnings"

Appearances
in other media

Archie Comics

Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)
Biographical overview
Family
Physical description
Species

Hedgehog

Gender

Male

Fur

Green

Skin

Peach/Green

Eyes

Black

Attire
  • Reddish-brown vest
  • Black spiked wristlaces
  • Belt bag
Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Likes
Dislikes
Skills, abilities and powers
Skills
  • Master thief
  • Computer hacking skills
  • Drumming
  • Lock picking

Manic the Hedgehog is a green anthropomorphic hedgehog from the Sonic Underground animated series. He is the brother of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonia the Hedgehog, as well the son of Queen Aleena.

Manic's spikes are shaggier than Sonic's and Sonia's. He wears a red vest, black spiked wristbands and an orange fanny-pack, which he seems to fit anything and everything in, from his drumsticks to his lock picks and to whatever he steals. His left ear is pierced with two small gold loop earrings.

Role

Manic plays the drums in the triplets' band. Like his siblings, he possesses a medallion resembling a drum kit that doubles as a weapon.

Manic's character is a pickpocket, placing him in the lowest role of growing up for the siblings: Sonic lived in an average home, while Sonia lived like a princess. When their mother was forced to separate them, his basket was stolen and brought to the thief Ferrell, who raised Manic to be a thief. Though Sonia has a distaste for Manic's lifestyle (and his tolerance for sewers), his thieving skills and mastery with computers and machines is greatly needed. Manic seems to be the only one of the three that can pick locks, get away with stealing, fix auto machinery, and hack into computers. While he gets defensive when his old background is criticized, he grew up without ever feeling he had a real home until he met his siblings. Manic is the "laid back" sibling, and sometimes speaks slang in the show. He has a sort of "valley boy" accent.

Manic possesses neither his brother's speed nor his sister's strength, thus making him the only member of the Sonic Underground with no superpowers on his own. However, when used properly, his drum set can control the earth, creating seismic activity under Manic's direction, and fire lasers like those of his siblings. His cymbals can even reflect laser fire. According to the Oracle, his drums are the most powerful weapon of the three. He rides on a hoverboard, which also acts like a surfboard.

Personality

Manic is good-natured and has a good sense of humor; he's also a bit of a thrill seeker. He can get jealous of his sibling's special abilities; putting himself or others in danger by attempting to prove himself or doing things on his own.

Powers and Abilities

Like his siblings, Manic is an accomplished musician, as he is a drummer in Sonic Underground. He can twirl his sticks with his left hand (and in later episodes, with his right hand), twirl both sticks in his right hand (shown twice), and throw them in the air and catch them as some drummers do. His sticks are small and quite flexible.

Manic's singing voice was done by Tyley Ross. His voice is smoother (in the French version it was raspy, like Sonic's singing in the American version), and can go pretty high in songs like "Working Together In Harmony" and "Fun In The Sun".

Appearances in Other Media

Archie Comics

Manic, along with Sonia and the Sonic Underground incarnation of Sonic, appeared in the Archie Comics series in Sonic Super Special #10. In this special, the Underground triplets team up with the main Archie Sonic to battle Evil Sonic. While their Sonic teamed up with his alternate self to battle Dr. Robotnik, Manic and Sonia freed Evil Sonic from prison, only to turn him over to Zonic the Zone Cop, who placed him in custody. Manic, when introduced to Sonic Prime and told a little about Mobius Prime, was incredulous that his "brother" had a sidekick named "Tails".

Trivia

  • Manic always addresses his mother as "Ma", though he referred to her as "Mother" twice in the episode "A Hedgehog's Home is Her Castle".
  • In the episode "Mobodoon", it is not only revealed where Manic and his siblings were born, but when. Manic points out that "on the second even day of the third month when the moon is full, BAM it shows up just like clockwork", most likely meaning they were born on March 4th.
  • It is possible that Manic was named after the Radiohead demo tape Manic Hedgehog.
  • In the episode "Sleepers", Manic's speaking voice is lower than normal.
  • Manic does not have any physical ability, but in the episode "The Big Melt", he is shown doing a huge "Sonia Spin" with Sonic.
  • In the episode "Wedding Bell Blues", when the trio go to Bartleby's house, they pretend they are carpet cleaners; Manic's outfit looks a little like Mario's overalls, and Sonic's outfit looks somewhat like Luigi's overalls.

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