|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.
Silver would later cross paths with Sonic again, during which encounter they would learn of the Genesis Portals that linked various worlds together. Silver went out on a mission to close as many as he could, and was in the process of doing so in the Burning Ruin Zone when Sonic and Metal Sonic passed through it. Metal Sonic escaped with a Chaos Emerald he had acquired, while Silver reporting on Sonic as to his latest activities and that there were several portals forming nearby, several of which he had encountered previously led to Sonic's world and time.
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 Emeraldss, 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.
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