|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
- For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Silver the Hedgehog (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Silver the Hedgehog is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He is a anthropomorphic hedgehog from some time into the future of Sonic's World who has traveled back in time upon occasion to help deal with great threats to the planet that affect not only the present but also his future.
Silver is a very light gray (almost white) with white fur on his chest surrounding his neck with yellow eyes and tan skin. He wears white gloves with cyan circles with lines sticking out of the bottom leading to his golden bracelets accented in cyan. The tops of his boots are of a similar fashion with a red gem set in gold. The rest of his boots are navy blue, white and cyan. He has two large spines at the back of his head, while at the front of his forehead there are five distinct spines flared up and back, the two final ones covering up most of his ears.
Silver hails from a point at some time into the future of Sonic's World, and on several occasions has traveled back in time in an effort to better his world. The first of these took place during an aborted timeline in which he and a version of Blaze the Cat fought against an evil force known as Iblis. On the advice of Mephiles, who was secretly manipulating the pair, they traveled back in time in an effort to prevent Iblis from ever being released by destroying Sonic the Hedgehog. However, Silver would later learn of Mephiles' deception, and his Blaze would sacrifice herself to stop Iblis in the future by sealing it within her and then teleporting them both to another dimension. Silver would then become Super Silver to aid Super Sonic and Super Shadow in defeating Solaris, the reunited form of Iblis and Mephiles. The actions of Sonic and Princess Elise later erased this timeline, so that Silver's future ended up different and his version of Blaze apparently never existed.
Silver later returned to Sonic's time, this time to fix the future, which was destroyed due to the efforts of his nemesis Eggman Nega. This led to a second-or rather new first-meeting between the heroic hedgehogs, who worked together to defeat Nega and return him to Silver's time where he belonged. Unfortunately, Nega returned to the past and became a threat again by summoning a fire monster named Ifrit. Silver teamed up with Espio, and attempted to hide the Chao so that Eggman Nega cannot sacrifice them to the Ifrit. Nega's plans were once again foiled, and he was seemingly left trapped in the Ifrit's dimension.
Silver later found himself in the White Space created by the Time Eater. During this time he once again crossed paths with Sonic, the latter of whom was on a journey with his younger self to restore this world. Silver challenged the hero to a fight and ultimately lost. Afterward, Silver reappeared along with the rest of the heroes to cheer on the two Sonic's in defeating the Time Eater. Upon the monsters defeat, Silver ended up back in the present with everybody else, where he stuck around for the remainder of Sonic's birthday party.
- Note: Due to the Genesis Wave, Silver's history from this point were changed to be nearly identical to that of his game counterpart's.
In an altered version of reality, Silver appeared to Sonic, who was running through Green Hill Zone in search of Tails, Amy, and Knuckles, who had gone missing. The time-traveler informed Sonic that he had sensed a disturbance in space-time that he had traced back to this period. Much to Silver's surprise, Sonic agreed when he informed the latter that the only thing he had to act on was a gut feeling that something was wrong. Concluding that Eggman was most likely the cause, Silver agreed to help Sonic track down his missing friends, but seconds later, the psychic hedgehog was shot down by a mysterious blue robot.
After being ambushed, Silver was captured and turned in a Roboticized Master. Now known as Silver Man, he was sent with Blaze Woman to recover the green Chaos Emerald. They succeeded in recovering the Emerald and brought it back to their new masters---Eggman and his partner Dr. Wily---in the Skull Egg Zone. Subsequently, the pair joined their fellow Masters in confronting Sonic, Tails, and their new allies Mega Man, Proto Man, and Rush. When Proto Man refused to take part in the doctors' games and went off on his own, Eggman and Wily sent Silver Man, Shadow Man, Knuckles Man, Rose Woman, and Blaze Woman after him and promptly returned their flying fortress, the Wily Egg, leaving Vector Man, Espio Man, and Charmy Man to fight the remaining heroes.
Sonic, Mega Man, Tails, and Rush managed to defeat the roboticized Chaotix and restore them to normal. As a result, Silver Man and Blaze Woman were recalled to the Wily Egg, and later ambushed the heroes at a waterfall. In the ensuing fight, Silver Man incapacitated Rush before turning to Mega Man. The two robots then blasted each other at the same time, restoring Silver to normal, although Mega Man was paralyzed by Silver's psychokinesis. After helping Mega Man up, Silver turned his attention to Blaze Woman, who was fighting Sonic and Tails, and immobilized her, allowing Mega Man to revert her back into her usual self, Blaze the Cat. While the six rested after the skirmish, Blaze recalled being in her home world before the Genesis Wave hit while Sonic filled her and Silver in on what the heroes had discovered during their trek through the Skull Egg Zone, leading Silver to realize that this was tied to the space-time disruptions he had sensed and had come to warn Sonic about. He and Blaze wanted to help in the fight against Eggman and Wily, but were exhausted from their recent ordeals, so they had to stay where they were to recharge. Later, after defeating, and restoring, Amy and Knuckles, Sonic sent Mega Man and Rush to fetch Silver and Blaze for the upcoming showdown with the evil doctors and their forces.
Along with the other former Roboticized Masters, Sonic's party, Silver soon found himself facing a massive army of Robot Masters outside the Wily Egg. Throwing himself into the battle, he quickly found that his powers gave him an edge, allowing him to immobilize several opponents, including Junk Man and Magic Man. His overconfidence was short-lived, as he was then stunned by Flash Man's time-stopping power, and terrified even more when the bald Robot Master became fascinated with his large amount of head fur. Silver managed to escape this predicament, and came to Vector the Crocodile's aid, defending him from an attack by Pharaoh Man. Unfortunately, he and the other heroes were soon surrounded by the attacking Robot Masters, but gamely continued battling, Silver using his powers against Air Man. Fortunately, he and the other heroes were soon surprised-and relieved-by the arrival of the other Light Labs Robot Masters. Reinforced, they continued to fight, only to be caught up in the Super Genesis Wave, the effects of which were then reversed by Super Sonic and Super Armor Mega Man, though not without consequences for his world.
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Silver's original timeline ended.
Silver would later cross paths with Sonic again, during which encounter they would learn of strange phenomena known as the Genesis Portals which linked various worlds together. Silver set out on a mission to close as many as he could, and was in the process of doing so in Apotos when the once imprisoned Ifrit freed itself from its realm. With help from Sonic, the two of them were able to lure the beast back to its home dimension and seal it off. He and Sonic parted ways to continue their jobs, only to meet again in the Burning Ruin Zone when Sonic and Metal Sonic passed through another portal. Metal Sonic escaped with a Chaos Emerald he had acquired, while Silver reported on Sonic as to his activities since their last meeting. He happily informed his old friend that there were several portals forming nearby, and a large number of the ones he had encountered previously had opened to Sonic's world and time. The pair soon tracked Metal Sonic down and managed to recover the Chaos Emerald before trapping Metal Sonic in another universe. Silver then saw Sonic home before passing through another portal that he closed behind him.
As his quest continued, Silver eventually crossed paths with X, Axl, and Zero, who were searching for their dimension-hopping nemesis Sigma. He provided them with some help by using Sigma's own machinery to open a Genesis Portal, something that he admitted was not exactly his area of expertise.
Silver has a strong sense of justice and it is this personality trait that motivates him to head back into the past to correct the future to help his people at whatever the cost. However, this eagerness to do good is coupled with a strong naivety; he often jumps to conclusions and readily believes anything he is told. Thus he is prone to manipulation and making poor decisions; he often benefits from having someone to assist and guide him in his actions. While determined to do the right thing, he lacks ruthlessness and sometimes has trouble figuring out the best way to attain his goals. His apparent kindliness often clashes with his sense of justice. Silver's sense of justice goes deeper than just saving the future, though. Regardless of his own goals, he is unable to ignore those in need of help and will put his own missions aside if there's someone in danger. He has a certain arrogance about him as well, often becoming overconfident in his powers and previous successes, which can lead him into compromising situations.
Powers and abilities
Silver is possessed of the power of psychokinesis, which allows him to move objects-himself included-with his mind. This ability can be used to manipulate energy as well, such as when he set out to close the Genesis Portals. He is also capable, rather like Sonic and Shadow, of undergoing a super transformation through the power of the Chaos Emeralds, becoming Super Silver. Silver also wears a pair of gloves which can apparently project-whether of their own accord or serving as a channel for his power-maps that can be used to pinpoint disturbances in reality.
- Freedom Fighters
- Team Dark
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
- ↑ Sonic Rivals
- ↑ Sonic Rivals 2
- ↑ Sonic Generations
- ↑ Sonic Universe #51, "When Worlds Collide Part Two: Mistaken Identities"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #52, "When Worlds Collide Part Five: The Advance Guard"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #249, "When Worlds Collide Part Six: Friends or Foes"
- ↑ Mega Man #26, "When Worlds Collide Part Seven: Evening The Odds"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #53, "When Worlds Collide Part Eight: Liberation"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #250, "When Worlds Collide Part Nine: All-Out War!"
- ↑ Mega Man #27, "When Worlds Collide Part Ten: No Holds Barred"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #54, "When Worlds Collide Part Eleven: Worst of the Worst"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #251, "When Worlds Collide Finale: Best of the Best"
- ↑ Sonic/Mega Man Free Comic Book Day 2015, "Sonic Comic Origins: Into the Unknown"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #75, "Fury"
- ↑ Sonic Boom #8, "Worlds Unite Part Two: Broken Heroes"
- ↑ Mega Man: Worlds Unite Battles #1