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Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Boom
Sonic the Hedgehog
Appearances
First appearance

Sonic Boom #1

Game
appearances
Appearances
in other media

Sonic Boom (comic)

Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)

Roger Craig Smith

Biographical overview
Also known as

Blue Leader (by Tails)

Physical description
Species

Hedgehog

Gender

Male

Fur

Blue

Skin

Peach

Eyes

Green

Attire
  • Brown neckerchief
  • White gloves with sock-like cuffs
  • Light weight, hyper friction resistant red sneakers with gold buckle on top and grey soles
  • White sports tape around hands, wrists, feet and ankles
  • Wrist communicator watch
Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Dislikes

Snakes

Skills, abilities and powers
Skills
  • Super speed
  • High acrobatic skills and reflexes
  • Enhanced jump
  • Proficient EnerBeam wielder
  • Hand-to-hand combat skills
Moves and techniques

Sonic the Hedgehog is the main protagonist of the Sonic Boom series. He is an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog gifted with super speed who fights Dr. Eggman and other forces of evil alongside his group of friends as their leader.

Concept and Creation

During the development for Sonic's redesign, the developers went through a long process where they experimented with different accessories before they decided to stick with the "Scarf Sonic" design.[2][3] They settle with giving Sonic a neckerchief because it played homage to the classic adventure theme and was an action adventure trope which fit with Sonic's game character role and emphasized his "get-up and get-go" attitude and his love for adventure.[3][4] According to Bob Rafei, Sonic's scarf is partially based on Nathan Drake's scarf from Uncharted.[5]

The sports tape Sonic wears is inspired by fighters and American football players and is meant to give him a sense of practical heroism by showing that that he is not vain, which is a trait more fitting for villains, when saving the world and to give him a more grounded approach.[3] He specially got sports tape around his feet to emphasize that his specialty was speed.[6] He also received blue arms and additional spikes to truly differentiate him from his main game series counterpart.[6]

Appearance

Sonic retains most of the appearance from his main series video game counterpart, but has a few physical and clothing differences. He is much slimmer and taller, with longer arms and legs, which gives him a lanky appearance. His quills are also slightly messier, having some cowlick-like spikes that sticks out from his top and lower quills, and his arms are covered completely in blue fur, as opposed to being skin-colored.

For attire, Sonic wears a pair of white gloves with cuffs and a pair of red sneakers, which has white cuffs, grey soles, and a large, rectangular gold buckle on the top. Both of his gloves and sneakers have white sports tape around them, which is wrapped around his palms, the lower half of his arms and legs, and the heels of his sneakers. Finally, he sports a short brown neckerchief around his neck.

History

Games

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

Sonic Boom Team Shot

Sonic with his friends in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sonic was having a regular day of foiling another of Dr. Eggman's evil plans with Tails, Knuckles and Amy. Before he knew it however, Sonic and his friends arrived on an island where they encounter an ancient tomb sealed deep within the island. There, Sonic makes a little mistake and releases a powerful villain from the Ancients, named Lyric, who plans to power his army of war mongering robots with the Chaos Crystals to destroy everything organic and create a world of twisted metal and robots. To stop Lyric, Sonic is forced put aside his solo-hero act, work together with his friends and find the Chaos Crystals before Lyric.

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

In Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Sonic was contacting Amy as she was investigating an ancient language and manuscript detailing the history and whereabouts of a Lost Crystal of Power when he saw Amy being kidnapped over video-link by Lyric, who wanted the Crystal's power for himself. To trace Amy’s footsteps and save her from the clutches of Lyric and his robot army, Sonic had to team up with Tails, Knuckles and Sticks.

TV Series

Archie Comics

Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Boom) Archie Comics

Sonic in the Archie Comics.

On a bright day on the beach, Sonic was having a fight with Dr. Eggman in his Giga-Mech where he confidently taunted the doctor as they fought. Shortly after, Tails came to Sonic's aid and the two combated Eggman as Knuckles and Amy arrived and joined the fight. Once Amy had laid out a plan of attack, Sonic and his team attacked the Giga-Mech at critical points and brought the robot down, forcing Eggman to retreat while they got back on safe ground.[7]

No sooner, Sticks arrived at the beach in panic, who told them Tails' house had been robbed. Sticks took Sonic and the gang to Tails' house, and they discovered that the whole house was gone: what Sticks meant was that Tails' house had been stolen, and she explains that a "cyborg rock golem" rose up from the ground and left with Tails' house on its head. Suspecting it was one of Eggman's creations, Sonic thought of a vague plan to get Tails' house back (while dealing with Knuckles' difficulty with understanding the situation) when Sticks seemingly caught the scent of the robot and they followed her. Though it turned out Sticks was only smelling the grass, the group still found the Rock-cyborg by following its footprints and Sonic got his friends to set up an ambush for the robot while he lead it to them. With the Rock-cyborg hating his guts, Sonic was able to draw it into the ambush, where the other managed to make it fall over, and Sonic shot himself through the Rock-cyborg's torso, destroying it and making Tails' house fall on its original foundation. Sonic then celebrated their victory though he noted to Tails that he did not have this in mind when he wanted to "crash at [his] place".[7]

Personality

Sonic is noted for having a passion for adventure and is very much a thrill-seeker, always looking for the next thrill, challenge, and triumph.[1][8] For Sonic, speed is a way of life; he runs fast, thinks fast and even eats fast. He acts on instinct and lives in the moment, though he tends to be reckless and run headlong into trouble without a plan.[8]

Sonic has a large ego that very often drives him and is laid-back, cool, quick-witted, and somewhat cynical. He is likewise cocky, playful and has a snarky tongue, and is prone to joke around even in dire situations. However, he is very benevolent and heroic, and when the situation calls for it or his friends are in trouble, Sonic can be serious and will immediately rush to their aid. Sonic also does not back down or give up, because he has an unwavering belief and faith in himself and his abilities.[8]

Initially, Sonic was a loner, being bend of facing danger and foes on his own. When his actions endangered his friends, however, Sonic realized he could not go out alone and needed to know when to ask for and let his friends help.[9][10]

Powers and Abilities

Sonic's most notable skill is his ability to move at super speed, allowing him to run at speeds greater than Mach 1. Though his exact top speed is unknown, he can move fast enough to create a sonic boom without effort.

In line with his speed, Sonic has significant acrobatic skills and agility, sufficient enough to perform perfect synchronized mid-air movements. He also has extremely quick reflexes, being able to react instantly to dangers, and has enhanced jumping skills, allowing him to jump very high into the air.

Sonic is able to curl up and spin into a spiky ball which is a variation on the tendency for hedgehogs to roll into tight balls for protection. While in this stance, Sonic can damage, destroy and mow down obstacles or foes when in motion. He is also a skilled combatant and his fighting style relies on his footwork styles along with fast-strike tactics and quick maneuvers.

Relationships

Doctor Eggman

Dr. Eggman is Sonic's arch nemesis.[11] Despite that, Sonic does not really take account of the doctor and teases him with jokes and sarcasm simply for fun.

Miles "Tails" Prower

Sonic's best friend is Miles "Tails" Prower. He shares a brotherly relationship with Tails and they are equal partners in Sonic's adventures.[12][4]

Though he might put Tails in danger with his half-baked plans, Sonic cares very much for Tails' well-being. When he thought that Tails had been killed after their battle with Burnbot, Sonic decided to fire him as his sidekick so that he would not get hurt anymore. Once Tails proved himself though, Sonic regained his faith in him and rehired him on the spot.

Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles the Echidna is another of Sonic's close friends. They both have a friendly rivalry,[12] but Sonic does not think that Knuckles is the sharpest tool in the shed.[13]

Amy Rose

Amy Rose is another one of Sonic's close friends. In this adaptation Sonic is comfortable being around Amy, as shown when he allowed Amy to join him, without struggle, in searching the Ancient Template for one of the Chaos Crystals in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric. He is also impressed at Amy's fighting skills, and is concerned for her when she is kidnapped by Lyric.

While Sonic claims to have no interest in Amy's love life and is oblivious to Amy's love for him, he got nervous when he thought that Amy was getting ready for a date in her home.

Quotes

"So what? He's gonna burn me with flamethrowers or something?"
—Sonic, Sonic Boom
"You can't lose me, egghead!"
—Sonic, Sonic Boom
"You can't slow Sonic down!"
—one of Sonic's quote in, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
"Built for speed!"
—one of Sonic's quote in, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
"Ah... not my best moment. But hey, even when facing certain doom, I still look good!"
—Sonic, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
"A date?! I-I-I mean that's cool. W-what do I care? Stop looking at me!"
—Sonic, Sonic Boom
"Let's roll."
—Sonic, Sonic Boom

Gallery

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Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Boom).




See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Boom official website. Retrieved on 7 February 2014.
  2. Symbotic (9 February 2014). Interview Reveals More Details on Sonic Boom. Retrieved on 9 February 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Maxwell McGee (15 March 2014). Sega Explains Sonic and Knuckles' New Look. Retrieved on 16 March 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kellie (25 February 2014). Go Behind the Scenes with Sonic Boom. Retrieved on 25 February 2014.
  5. Alexa Ray Corriea (6 February 2014). Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf. Retrieved on 25 February 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 GamerHub.TV Staff (2 June 2014 10:00 AM). Sonic Boom Gameplay Preview Interview. Retrieved on 11 October 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sonic Boom #1, "Getting a Little Boulder Part One of... Er... One"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 SONIC BOOM. Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog. Retrieved on 25 July 2014.
  9. E3 2014: Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Stage Demo. Retrieved on 11 June 2014.
  10. Alexa Ray Corriea (12 June 2014). Sonic series' nature-versus-machines struggle is heightened in Sonic Boom. Retrieved on 13 June 2014.
  11. All-new CG TV series Sonic Boom™ coming soon to Cartoon Network. Retrieved on 18 August 2014.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Joshua Yehl (16 July 2014). Archie To Publish Sonic Boom Comic Book Series. Retrieved on 17 July 2014.
  13. Sonic Boom, "Translate This"

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