Mobians are the inhabitants of the planet Mobius from various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities. They consist mainly of anthropomorphic animals. Like humans, they have five fingers and toes (except for Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Nic the Weasel, who have only four fingers and three toes). Ungulates have hooves for feet.
In the games and Sonic X, Mobians' feet have no toes.
Mobians in the Various continuitiesEdit
In the cartoon series dubbed AoSTH by fans, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog features a world where the general populace are Mobians. However, humans feature regularly in the series in certain communities (eg Hill Top Village, Robotropolis).
Sonic Underground also depicts a Mobius inhabited principally by Mobians, although it should be noted that the variety displayed in them is much greater than in previous series. While there are the usual dogs, horses, etc. there are others that bear little resemblance to standard animals, having six arms, three legs, etc. Dr. Robotnik is the only human in the series.
Unlike various other continuities, the anthropomorphs in Sonic X are not actually named as Mobians. However, due to the similarity between them and Mobians from other series, it is a logical assumption that they could be categorized as Mobians.
In this continuity, Mobians are almost identical to their incarnations in other media. With the exception they now share the common ability of breathing in a vacuum without the need of a space-suit. Doctor Eggman is the only known human inhabitant.
The Archie Comics give an explanation as to the origins of Mobians. In the comics, Mobius is a futuristic Earth. After a human act of aggression towards an extraterrestrial emissary sometime in the year 20XX, the alien Xorda bombarded the planet with powerful gene bombs with the intention of eradicating all humanoid life on the planet. These explosives inadvertently created the Mobian Chaos Emeralds, and also caused the native animals of the planet to mutate and rapidly evolve, growing larger and more intelligent. However, it should be noted that the evolution of the Mobians may not have been entirely due to the Xorda. The aliens inform Sally that Mobians "contain a sizable percentage of human DNA". It's possible that gene splicing may have been carried out beforehand. After all, Sally calls her race 'Mobo Sapiens.' Another possible result of the Xorda attack could have been the mutation that differentiates Overlanders from ordinary humans, both of which are found on Mobius.