I guess I've been lonely for so long, I never considered wanting to be alone.
— Silver the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #8
Silver the Hedgehog is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. He is an anthropomorphic hedgehog from the future, and an ally of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Silver is a very light gray (almost white) anthropomorphic hedgehog with white fur on his chest surrounding his neck, gold eyes and peach skin. He has two large spines at the back of his head, while on the front of his forehead there are five distinct spines flared up and back, the two final ones covering up most of his ears.
For attire, 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.
Originating from the future, Silver experienced first-hand the effects of Dr. Eggman's conquest of the world during Sonic's time, which resulted in everyone from his time living in fear and choking on polluted air. Silver thus went back in time to stop the Eggman Empire. After arriving, he joined the Resistance in their war against the Eggman Empire.
After Eggman and his empire were defeated, Silver left the Resistance and returned to his time. Upon his return however, he discovered that everyone from his time were gone. All that was left were water and sparse metallic plant life. Silver thus went back to Sonic's time to find out what had happened and prevent it.
The Fate of Dr. Eggman
Back in Sonic's time, Silver heard from Amy that the Resistance was looking for clues in Eggman's bases that could tell them what Neo Metal Sonic, who had taken over as leader of the Eggman Empire and was aiming to conquer the world, was up to. Silver thus went to help Sonic in an Eggman base. There, he came to Sonic's aid when a Spina attacked him. They also discovered that the Guardian Angel was nearby when she sniped a Spina sneaking up on them, which excited Silver. After Silver told the obvious Sonic about the Guardian Angel, he let him in on his reason for returning to the past. The two then found the Guardian Angel, who retreated into the shadows when Silver tried talking to her. Sonic, however, convinced the Guardian Angel to trust them, and she introduced herself as Whisper. The trio then centered the center of the base together, where they fought E-107 Theta and a horde of Spinas. During the fight, Silver saved Whisper when she was down. Theta was then destroyed by Sonic. With this, Whisper trusted Silver and Sonic a little more. After Whisper was kept from destroying a computer, Silver took a look at the Eggnet and discovered Neo Metal Sonic's horrific plan. Silver and Sonic subsequently contacted Resistance HQ, telling Knuckles and Amy to call in everyone.
The Battle for Angel Island
Afterward, Silver returned to Resistance HQ. There, Silver and the Resistance's other allies were informed of what he and Sonic had discovered: that Neo Metal Sonic had conquered Angel Island, which he had turned into a flying fortress, and secured the Master Emerald for himself on the island. Eventually, Silver was assigned to help two of the assembled group's factions with breaking the Egg Fleet's control over Angel Island while Sonic and Knuckles confronted Neo.
On the way to Angel Island, Silver spent the time playing cards while Tangle messed with him. As soon as their ship approached Angel Island however, the Egg Fleet shot it down. Fortunately, Silver and his allies got off the ship before it crashed. Upon arriving on Angel Island, Silver was instructed to "wreck stuff", prompting him to start tearing incoming Egg Pawns apart. Soon after, Silver helped Tails hijack an Egg Fleet battleship by holding back the Egg Pawns on the bridge.
When Master Overlord (a transformation Neo Metal Sonic had achieved with the Master Emerald) attacked the battleship, Silver joined his allies in a midair assault on Master Overlord, whom they forced closer to Angel Island (which was in freefall due to the absence of the Master Emerald) while Knuckles focused on removing the Master Emerald from Master Overlord's body. During the battle, Silver and his team got shaken off Master Overlord, but Silver managed to rescue everyone using his psychokinesis. Knuckles subsequently got the Master Emerald away from Master Overlord and brought it back to Angel Island, returning the island to the sky while Master Overlord powered down to normal. With the battle over, Silver brought everyone down to Angel Island where he thanked Whisper for her aid.
Silver is an optimistic young hedgehog who is full of a 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, he is somewhat over-eager and naïve, which makes him prone to make decisions without thinking things through and get overexcited. Somewhat awkward, he has a tendency to hide behind a facade of bravado. Also, having suffered from loneliness for a very long time, Silver has a hard time grasping the concept that someone wants to be alone. Despite his faults however, Silver is a brave individual, ready to jump into the face of danger no matter the risk and quickly put himself on the line to help his allies and friends. He also has a strong capacity for kindness, which has allowed him to make friends with even isolated people, such as Whisper the Wolf.
Powers and abilities
Silver's main power is his psychokinesis, the ability to manipulate the environment around him with the power of his mind. Whenever using his psychokinesis, Silver and the targets he affects get surrounded in a cyan aura. With it, Silver can telekinetically lift, throw, hold and move objects (and people) easily. Silver can also use his psychokinesis on himself, thereby allowing him to hover and fly.
While his psychokinetic powers can hold a vast amount of stuff, Silver does have a limit to how many objects he can hold in a psychokinetic grip. He also has trouble grabbing multiple targets at once over greater distances with his psychokinesis, and must concentrate greatly in order to pull off such a feat.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog is one of Silver's good friends and allies. While Silver's awkwardness at times clashes with Sonic's more level-headed and cool-headed demeanor (which prompts Sonic to tease Silver), they are nonetheless faithful allies who put a lot of trust in one another. They also work well together in combat.
Whisper the Wolf
Silver is a big fan of Whisper the Wolf, who saved his life many times during the war between the Eggman Empire and the Resistance. The very idea that she was in the area was enough to get him overexcited. When he finally met Whisper however, Silver scared her off with his over-eagerness. This confused Silver, as he believed they could get along because they were on the same side. However, he came to understand that she preferred solitude. When Silver later saved Whisper's life, he praised her team of Wisps and told her that he would be proud to be considered a part of it, which Whisper partially admitted.
- Blaze the Cat
- Rouge the Bat
- Shadow the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Tangle the Lemur
- Whisper the Wolf
- Silver is the first character to use profanity in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. In Sonic the Hedgehog #8, Silver exclaimed "Oh, crap!" upon learning about Neo Metal Sonic's plans.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Silver's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.