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|Sonic the Hedgehog|
Sonic the Hedgehog
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Alexandre Gilet (French)
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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 Team Sonic 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. 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. According to Bob Rafei, Sonic's scarf is partially based on Nathan Drake's scarf from Uncharted.
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. He specially got sports tape around his feet to emphasize that his specialty was speed. While his following design was nearly identical to his main series counterpart, he eventually received blue arms and additional spikes to truly differentiate the two of them.
Sonic retains most of the appearance from his main series 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.
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 and his team saved Sticks as she was caught in a rockslide in a ravine. In the free, Sticks told them that an underground army would destroy them all, but Sonic was skeptical about it. Later, Sonic contacted Amy as she was investigating an ancient language and manuscript detailing the history and whereabouts of a Lost Crystal of Power when he saw her being kidnapped over video-link by Lyric, who wanted the crystal's power for himself. To trace Amy’s footsteps and save her from Lyric and his robot army, Sonic teamed up with Tails, Knuckles and Sticks.
As Sonic chased after Dr. Eggman, he was ambushed by Eggman's Burnbot. In the following battle, Tails came to Sonic's aid in the Tornado, but Burnbot made Tails crash by tearing off a wing. Once Sonic took care of Burnbot, he found Tails alive, but injured. Sonic promised not to let Tails get hurt again and fired him as his sidekick once he recovered. Sonic then held try-outs to find a new sidekick, but to his surprise, both Tails and Eggman applied for the job, who he had to accept as candidates (along with Fastidious Beaver) since everyone was welcomed. Sonic set up a race to test them, but saw Eggman making Tails crash into a frozen lake with Burnbot and came to his aid. There, Burnbot made Sonic fall into the lake, but Tails saved him and together they beat Burnbot and got away. Afterwards, the two reconciled and Sonic rehired Tails.
While sleeping at Tails's house, Sonic met Dr. Eggman, Orbot and Cubot, whom he begrudgingly allowed to stay while their lair underwent repairs. However, Eggman annoyed Sonic and Tails with obnoxious behavior and they were ready to kick him out until Amy made them give him another chance. Eggman then kept them awake all night with activities, but the next morning, Eggman revealed that he lied about his lair so he could exhaust them, and summoned Obliterator Bot to destroy them. However, Obliterator Bot misheard Eggman's orders and attacked his lair instead. Convinced by Eggman to stop it, Sonic's teammates stalled Obliterator Bot while Sonic, Tails and Eggman reached its kill switches in the lair despite their downiness, though they were too late to save the lair, which Sonic made Eggman stay at when he tried to bunk with him.
As Sonic, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks chilled on the beach, Tails showed them his universal translator UT. However, UT created tension between Sonic and the others by translating their private thoughts from the subtext of their speech. The next day when Tails and UT returned though, UT "translated" their comments into insults. However, as they began fighting, Tails discovered this UT was a fake send by Eggman to tear them apart. While Tails went to save the real UT, Sonic and the other stayed, not thinking UT was worth saving. Later, UT returned to them where it gave a message from Tails and translated it into a call to rescue him from Eggman. At the lair, Sonic and the team freed Tails and beat Eggman's Mega, and Sonic promised more adventures with UT until Sticks threw it into the sea.
When Sonic saved the village from Eggman's Anti-fire Bot, he and his team noticed Sticks' ill treatment of animals and convinced her to get a pet to learn compassion. Sonic was sent to accompany Sticks on her shopping, but she chose a disgusting robot dog she named "Buster". Over the next week, Buster was an annoyance to Sonic and the others which culminated in Buster keeping them from stopping a robbery made by Orbot and Cubot. As they tried making Sticks give up Buster, Eggman came with a gift and revealed he created Buster. The gift transformed Buster into a larger robot who caught Sonic and the team, but Sticks assumed control over Buster, who released Sonic and the others and got rid of Eggman. The team then said goodbye to Buster when Sticks released him due to his dangerous nature.
While Team Sonic was in the village as it was bombarded by meteors, Sticks saved them with her own defense system. Later, Sonic and the others heard from Sticks that she had been nominated for an Awardy Award, but refused to go to its associated gala because she would embarrass herself. Begrudgingly, Sonic was made Sticks escort and assisted her in her lady lessons. At the gala, Sonic learned Eggman was a nominee as well (by cheating). When Eggman did not get the award when it was handed out, he attacked everyone in vengeance. Sonic and his team tried to fight his robots, but were incapacitated. Thanks to Sticks though, Sonic was freed and he beat Eggman's Stuffer Bot, making Eggman retreat and allowing the gala to continue.
When preparing Amy's decorative lunch, Sonic made Amy feel unappreciated by slacking off on the preparations. When Eggman showed up to hire Amy to redecorate his lair for Modern Lair Magazine Amy accepted it, much to Sonic's surprise. Sonic soon realized they did not treat Amy right and went to Eggman's lair with his team to check on her, but hear from Eggman that Amy chose to stay with him. Not buying it, Team Sonic broke into the lair and found Amy imprisoned. Sonic made amends with Amy and together, the team trashed Eggman's lair and his robots on their way out, which cost Eggman his place in Modern Lair Magazine. To cheer Amy up, Sonic offered her to redecorate his shack.
During a trip to Meh Burger with Amy for lunch, Sonic's meal was postponed due to Eggman and the cashier, Dave. Later, as Sonic and Tails tested Tails' Reverse Polarizer, Orbot showed up and asked them to repair Cubot. Shortly after, the duo went to Eggman's lair after picking up the signal from two doomsday devices. There, they discovered that Eggman and his intern Dave were competing for whom could destroy the world best with their doomsday devices, so Sonic and Tails manipulated them into calibrating their devices into canceling each other out when activated. When they ended up creating a black hole instead, Sonic followed Tails' plan and used the Reverse Polarizer inside the black hole to destroyed it, thus saving existence.
While home, Sonic found a batch of cookies, but before eating one, he had to go help Tails stop his vacuum-robot when he got his message. When he returned with Tails, only one cookie was left which he gave to Tails upon his request. Later, Sonic met Orbot who informed him that his team had been turned into clones of Eggman from eating the cookies (which were made by Eggman). Sonic went to Eggman's lair to rescue them, but was unable to fight back when Eggman had his friends attack him. However, his friends quickly began to fighting over the honor of capturing him, so Sonic made a cookie with his DNA which he gave Eggman, turning him into his ally. With Eggman help, Sonic made some new cookies that he used to turn his friends back to normal. The good Eggman thought they would now work together, but Team Sonic did not like the idea and restored the doctor too.
During a race, Sonic and Tails found Gogoba Village, which they saved from the Weasel Bandits as they plundered it, and the Gogobas made them stay for a victory feast, though at their own expense. Feeling terrible, Sonic and Tails tried to leave several times, but the Chief and villagers kept guilt tripping them to stay until they made them remain as their protectors. When Sonic and Tails failed to get away by giving the Gogobas a security system, Sonic had the idea of guilt tripping the Chief into letting them go and it worked. Back home however, Sonic saw that the Gogobas had moved into his shack so he could keep protecting them. Soon after, they were attacked by Eggman and his robots, though after destroying the robots, Sonic and Tails convinced Eggman that the Gogobas would be a great asset to him. Having also guilt tripped the Chief into joining Eggman, Sonic finally got the Gogobas as they departed with Eggman.
Expectantly, Sonic and Knuckles were later attacked by Eggman and his robots, but they defeated them. The next day, they met Orbot and Cubot who were looking for Eggman. After Knuckles told his version of their encounter, Sonic told the duo where Eggman went. When Sonic played coconut hurl with Knuckles, Eggman came by to attack him and his team with Cowbot, a robot they could not destroy without creating a large explosion. Sonic therefore distracted it while Tails reprogrammed it, causing it to head for Eggman at his lair to destroy him. Pressured by his team, Sonic went to warn Eggman with Tails. However, Eggman convinced them to help him, and together they upgraded his lair's defenses to be ready for Cowbot. While waiting for Cowbot to come, Sonic, Tails and Eggman bonded while roasting marshmallows. When Cowbot arrived, their defenses got gunked up with marshmallows, so they resorted to stopping Cowbot by gunking up its systems too. Eggman then revealed that his plan was to make them upgrade his systems for his own usage, but Sonic foiled his plan by gunking up the systems with marshmallows.
During a battle with Eggman's Octopus Bot, Sonic and his crew were nearly crushed by a rock slide triggered by Tails' faulty Unbolterizer. While Sonic stopped Octopus Bot and made Eggman flee, Tails left the team until he could fix his invention, despite Sonic's attempts to support him. No sooner, they met T.W. Barker and his traveling circus who was in need of stand-in performers. Sonic and the team volunteered and they put on a good show the following evening. Afterwards, Barker revealed that he planned to keep them as his performers and imprisoned them, specifically Sonic in the Sphere of Fear. Fortunately, Sonic got a call out to Tails who rescued them, and Sonic imprisoned Barker before leaving with his team.
Over the following week, Sonic competed against Knuckles several times and won, with the final one being in Gopher Ball. Knuckles, blaming his losses on bad luck, thus tried to use up it by causing himself misfortunes, which made Sonic worry for Knuckles' survival. Persuade by his friends, Sonic convinced Knuckles to stop by having a rematch with him, which was ruined by Eggman as he launched an invasion of the island. Sonic and his team tried to stop the doctor, but Knuckles' bad luck and Eggman current good luck ruined their chances, so Sonic tricked Knuckles to join Eggman, planning to have their luck streaks neutralize each other. Sonic's plan worked and Eggman retreated. When Knuckles rejoined them though, they discovered his bad luck had been passed over to Tails.
While outside, Team Sonic discovered a meteor landing nearby. When Eggman appeared to claim it, he and Sonic raced each other to the meteor, only for it to swap their minds when touching it. Having been brought back to Eggman's lair by Orbot and Cubot, thinking he was Eggman, Sonic sought out his team when Eggman's lackeys did not believe his story. However, they did not believe him either and Eggman (in Sonic's body) made them drive him off. Using Eggman's army, Sonic returned for a rematch with Eggman, where Tails showed up with the meteor to verify Sonic's explanation. Eggman refused to swap their minds back using the meteor, until Sonic made him do it after threatening to clip off Eggman's own mustache. When facing and defeating Scorpion-bot, Sonic and the team noticed Eggman was sliding into a slump. After not hearing from Eggman in a while, Sonic checked up on him and discovered he had lost all motivation. Sonic soon grew bored with the newly found peace and would annoy his friends in his attempts to do something. Sonic was soon lured to Eggman's lair by his friend so he and Eggman could start fighting again, but though Sonic saw through this trick, he re-motivated Eggman his own way and their conflict began anew.
Sonic eventually helped Tails built a berry picking machine, but when it accidentally destroyed an orchard, Sonic followed his team to the pie festival, excluding Tails who was forced to replant the orchard. When they returned, the discovered Tails had left to join the Lightning Bolt Society and that the seeds he had planted turned into mutant flora, so Sonic and Amy went to get Tails. Just as they intruded on the club's ceremony though, Eggman arrived who thought they were joining the Lightning Bolts. As the Lightning Bolts failed to stop them and instead occupied Eggman, Sonic and Amy got Tails back in time to help them destroy the mutant plants with the berry picking machine. After Sonic had beaten Dr. Eggman in his Moth Bot, he was sued by Eggman after the doctor claimed he had needlessly broken his neck. At the trial, Sonic stood to lose due to Eggman's machinations, T.W. Barker who served as Eggman's lawyer and Knuckles' incompetence as his lawyer. Thanks to Amy's inference though, Eggman was revealed to be uninjured and Sonic could resume his battles with him.
While pulling Tails away from his plane, Sonic and his team found Eggman selling tomato sauce. Sonic thought that the sauce was poisoned, but soon discovered that it was harmless and let Eggman sell it to the whole island. Weeks later, while dealing with faulty electronics, Sonic and his team saw Eggman reveal on a TV interview that his sauce cans had turned their electronics into robots to conquer the island. Having fought off some appliances, Sonic and the others went to confront Eggman while Tails tried to get his weaponized plane under control, but they were overrun by Eggman's robots. Fortunately, Tails came to their rescue and shut the robots down with Eggman's own controller while Eggman accidentally foiled his plan by revealing it on television.
While seeing Tails demonstrate his voice-controlled Tailsmobile and even trying the controls out for himself by ordering a drink, Sonic learned he had begun making a horrible sound whenever he ran, which accidentally caused Tails to drive into a lava pit until Sonic saved him. Unable to determine the problem, Tails advised Sonic to stop running, but Sonic soon grew bored over walking and later felt unneeded after his team kept him from helping them fight some invading Crab Bots. Meeting Eggman, who sympathized with him since he did not make the Crab Bots attack, Sonic confided in the doctor who gave him new shoes, which removed his noise, as help. After returning home however, Sonic and his friends were attacked by Eggman in his Giant Robot which grew stronger the more Sonic ran with his new shoes. Unable to remove the shoes or power down the robot, Sonic instead overloaded the Giant Power with power by running and then left to celebrate with a run.
As Team Sonic were having a movie night, they were attacked by Eggman's Egg Tank. During the battle, Sonic was saved when Amy deflected one of the Egg Tank's weapons, but when Eggman countered it, an freak accident made it create an endless time loop which only Eggman knew about. During these loops, Sonic was finally captured by Eggman when he prevented Amy from saving him, only for the time loop to reset it. As the time loop continued, Eggman sought out Sonic to help stop it, and despite Eggman having to repeat himself several times, Sonic and his team eventually helped break the loop by containing its reaction.
As Sonic was taking Knuckles out para-sailing, they accidentally awoke a Granifier Giganticus named Rocky who proved unbeatable. Sonic then reunited with his team in the Village as Rocky trashed it, where they realized Rocky just wanted to fall sleep. Once Team Sonic found out that Rocky would doze off to Sticks' horrible lullabies, they relocated Rocky when he blocked a road, but then met Eggman who wanted Rocky captured. While Sonic got Eggman to retreat using his own Bee Bots, they noticed Rocky had fled with Sticks. When Team Sonic failed to find Sticks, Tails' Disasterometer found her and Sonic helped rescue her. Following his plan, Sonic lead Rocky to Eggman's lair where Team Sonic made him fall asleep to a recording of Sticks' singing.
While fighting Eggman with his team, Sonic chased Eggman into Buddy Buddy Temple, a place meant for bonding, where they were trapped and then fell through a floor, leaving Sonic injured and Eggman's Eggmobile damaged. Unable to escape on their own, Sonic and Eggman tried escaping together, but only got deeper into the temple, where they accidently set off a death trap. Seeing they had to work together, Sonic joined forces with Eggman and together they got out of the trap. However, when clearing another trap, Sonic was betrayed by Eggman who left him to be crushed by enclosing walls, but was freed when Eggman needed help to get out. With the arrival of their allies as the temple began caving in, Sonic and Eggman found a way out and got everyone to safety, though they agreed they should stay as enemies, and parted ways.
When Sonic and his team went to Meh Burger, they met Orbot and Cubot who had deflected from Eggman to be their friends, something Sonic did not take a liken to. Shortly after, Eggman, Orbot and Cubot came to Team Sonic for help as a computer virus named Nominatus had taken over Eggman's tech to destroy all life forms. As Eggman's robots attacked them, Sonic helped his team hold them off until Tails, Eggman, Orbot and Cubot destroyed Nominatus. Their truce now over, Sonic promised Eggman to fight another day as he left. Following a day full of various activities, Sonic was goofing off with Knuckles when Amy told him to return a library book she that lent him within a few minutes. After finding the book, Sonic tried returning it, but was sidetracked by senior citizens, Sticks, a visit to Meh Burger, and Eggman who had him bring him a chili dog after Sonic bought the last. At time ran out, Sonic was attacked by Eggman, who was displeased with his aid, and his robots, but his team saved him. Then, with some help from his team and Eggman, Sonic returned the book in time despite Fastidious closing the library early.
When meeting with Amy, Sonic heard she planned to go to Hidden Meadows, and Sticks offered to teach her the survival skills for the trip. Thinking he was better for that, Sonic bet with the girls that he could teach Knuckles better survival skills than Sticks could teach Amy, so they agreed to a race to Hidden Meadows. When the race began however, Sonic and Knuckles had neglected their preparations and thus faced several hardships while either rejecting or failing to see the girls' help. When the girls got (safely) stuck in an abandoned missile silo however, Sonic and Knuckles took the opportunity to head for the goal, but was beaten to it by the girls who rode a missile here, leaving Sonic with a wounded pride. When Sonic later pranked Knuckles with his friends, they noticed a spy drone from Eggman. Giving the drone false info, Sonic and his team lured Eggman into a prank that made Eggman desert technology and his lair due to machines' faults. As Sonic was bothered by Eggman's attempts to defeat him without tech, the island got randomly attacked by Eggman's robots and missiles. Sonic thus sought out Eggman, only to hear from Orbot that the Lightning Bolts Society was to blame, who had taken Eggman's lair. When failing to get Eggman's aid, Team Sonic attacked the lair, but Eggman soon came and helped them outsmart the Lightning Bolts over the surveillance and drive them off, while Eggman returned to his lair.
The Big Boom
On the beach, Sonic had a fight with Dr. Eggman in his Big Boy until Tails, Knuckles and Amy arrived and helped bring the robot down, forcing Eggman to retreat. No sooner, Sticks arrived and 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 it. Suspecting it was one of Eggman's creations, Sonic tried making a plan when Sticks seemingly caught the scent of the robot. 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 while he lead the robot to them. The others made the robot fall over, allowing Sonic to destroy it and make Tails' house fall on its original foundation.
Not long after, Eggman returned in the Big Boy and Sonic, Tails, Amy and Sticks engaged the doctor. Amidst the fight, Sonic was knocked away and trapped in a small cage by Knuckles who claimed he was now working with Eggman because he was through with Amy criticizing him. Sonic's whole team was soon captured and taken into the Big Boy's cargo hold. While Sonic went stir crazy, Knuckles revealed he pretended to work for Eggman to fool him before going after the doctor to free them. Sonic was soon after freed by Sticks and in a rush over freedom, he broke the team of the Big Boy as Knuckles made Eggman retreat. After they had dealt with the stray Orbot and Cubot however, Sonic found Amy in a panic over having lost her piko hammer. Back at Amy's House, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles failed to calm Amy down, so Sticks sent them out to find the piko hammer. After looking everywhere on the island without luck, Sonic and Tails returned to Amy when the piko hammer suddenly fell into Sonic's hand. Sonic received Amy's heartfelt thanks and he returned home for the night.
For a climatic battle with the Big Boy, Team Sonic agreed to battle Eggman, only for Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy to forget about it. Later, Eggman, Orbot and Cubot tracked them down in the Big Boy, where Sonic admitted their slip up, and Team Sonic fought Eggman, but found themselves at a disadvantage against the upgraded Big Boy. Coming to their aid was Sticks, who claimed she had found an all-powerful weapon: the Rock of Justice. Exasperated, Sonic did not believe a rock could help them and continued the fight. However, Sticks saved them with the Rock of Justice by throwing it at the Big Boy, causing it to ricochet into the mech and destroy it. After scaring off Eggman and his lackeys, Sonic congratulated Sticks and the Rock of Justice, only to hear that the weapon's power had been used up, and Sonic fell a tear at their loss.
In the Village Center, Sonic kept an eye on Dr. Eggman as he failed to sell a bridge and later gain the villagers' trust. As Sonic mocked him, Eggman called in his minions which Sonic and his team quickly beat, though Eggman got away. Later at Meh Burger, Team Sonic met Eggman again who asked for aid to operate his rides at the Eggtoberfest which Sonic complied to, if only to keep an eye on Eggman. Not long after, the villagers were attacked by Eggman's army which Sonic and his team destroyed, earning them the villagers' hailing.
While Sonic was alone, he was attacked by Eggman's Courier Robot, but before it could maul him, Sonic's team came to his defense. The Courier Robot subsequently became a video phone which Eggman contacted Team Sonic with, and Eggman challenged them to a go-kart race in the Go-kart Pan-island Grand Prix where weapons, robots, or powers were not allowed. After a little persuasion, Sonic accepted the challenge on the team's behalf, but he was unable to convince Sticks to join, who was sure it was an evil scheme. On the day of the Grand Prix, in go-karts provided by Eggman, Sonic and his team took the lead as the race started, but when Sonic neared the home stretch while unaware that he was being scanned, he noticed his friends had left the race. As he then crossed a bridge, Eggman triggered a trap that made Sonic fall into the ravine below. Fortunately, Tails, Knuckles and Amy, who were also victims to Eggman's traps, saved him just in time, but as they prepared to get Eggman, Sonic convinced them to wait for that until he had proven that he could beat the doctor fair and square in his own race.
With some help from Knuckles, Sonic got back on the road in his go-kart and soon took the lead despite Eggman's numerous attempts to stop him with traps, but as he neared the finish line, where Sticks was waiting, Eggman attacked with his Spiderkart and kept Sonic from completing the race. However, Sonic's friends then arrived in Tails' Plane and kept Eggman occupied, which allowed Sonic to cross the finish line and win the race on his own terms. He then joined his team in trashing the Spiderkart, thus driving Eggman in retreat, and Sonic expressed his gratitude to his team, unaware of where Sticks had gone during the fight.
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. For Sonic, speed is a way of life; he runs fast, thinks fast and even eats fast. Being addicted to speed and action, Sonic is unable to process the aspect of being immobilized, which makes him extremely stir crazy, and in times of peace he gets bored and restless when there is no new threat. He acts on instinct and lives in the moment, though he is impatient, impulsive and tends to run headlong into trouble without a plan, but his heart is always in the right place. When being honest, he tends to be rather blunt.
Sonic is known for having a large ego that is his typical driving force, and is laid-back, cool and quick-witted. He is likewise cocky, playful, cheeky and possesses a snarky tongue, and is prone to joke around even in dire situations, though when the situation calls for it or his friends are in trouble, Sonic can be serious and will immediately rush to their aid. He is also very benevolent, possessing a strong sense of justice and fair play, and is extremely courageous and heroic, being fully committed to helping out those in need at any time. Sonic also does not back down or give up, because he has an unwavering belief and faith in himself and his abilities.
Sonic is noted to be strongly loyal towards his friends, and though he may not always show it, Sonic cares deeply for his friends and will do anything for them. Early on though, Sonic was somewhat of a loner and cynical. While he was willing to work with his friends in times of need, he would have more interest in going out alone and would even take credit for what the team did collectively. With time though, Sonic grew to see how his team made him stronger and realized that his friends were his strength. Since then, Sonic has become a much more admirable team-mate and leader, being quick to ask for help and acknowledge their collective contributions.
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 is renowned as the world's fastest hedgehog and can effortlessly move at enough speeds to create a sonic boom and run across the surface of water. Additionally, when taking off at high speeds, Sonic can create gusts of wind strong enough to knock over objects as heavy as big rocks. 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 possesses significant physical strength, though far from the same level as Knuckles', which is mostly demonstrated with his legs. He can kick a robot hard enough to knock it through a rock wall and he can punch the ground with enough force to cause cracks and release a minor shock wave, though it is debatable whether the latter's power comes from his super speed, his strength, or a combination of both. Sonic is also shown to have incredible durability as he was able to survive several laser blasts from powerful Destruction Troops which was meant to kill him.
Sonic is able to curl up and spin into a spiky ball, named his "spin attack", 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. One of his signature moves is the Spin Dash, a nearly unavoidable move where Sonic spins on the spot before blasting off at full speed which can destroy most foes with a single strike it also allows sonic to levitate in the air.. He is also a skilled combatant and his fighting style relies on his footwork styles along with fast-strike tactics and quick maneuvers.
Like his main series counterpart, Sonic cannot swim and sinks in water.
Dr. Eggman is Sonic's arch nemesis and arch rival, though their relationship is rather complex. On one hand, Sonic has a strong dislike of the doctor and fights him on a common basis to keeping him from taking over the world, though he does not really take account of him and teases him with jokes and sarcasm. On the other hand, when not fighting each other, Sonic and Eggman act rather passive, allowing each other to be nearby without them going at each other's throats, though Sonic retains his dislike of the doctor. When Eggman claimed to be homeless, Sonic even allowed him to stay at Tails' home, though it was more on the grounds of proving himself the better person. Also, when dealing with a common threat or problem, they are willing to put aside their differences and work together, even sometimes showing a sense of good-spirited comradery and well-oiled teamwork, though they both agree that they can never really be friends because of their different standpoints.
For all their opposing ways, Sonic and Eggman are ultimately co-dependent and need each other in their lives. Without Sonic to challenge him, Eggman has no motivation to be a villain, and without Eggman to fight, Sonic finds his life too boring for his taste and he becomes hyperactive and paranoid. For better or worse, their ever-ending conflict is what drives them and keeps their lives balanced.
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. They are extremely close and both are willing to sacrifice their life for the other.
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. Once Tails proved himself though, Sonic regained his faith in him and rehired him on the spot.
Amy Rose is another one of Sonic's close friends and teammates. In this adaptation, Sonic is oblivious to Amy's love for him and is comfortable being around her as shown when they searched for one of the Chaos Crystals in the Ocean Purification Plant without Sonic struggling. He is also impressed at Amy's fighting skills.
While Sonic claims to have no interest in Amy's love life, he denied his embarrassing concern when Knuckles teased that Amy was getting ready for a date with someone else in her home, and gave no response when Dr. Eggman asked about his "deal" with Amy. Also, according to UT, Sonic cares about Amy's well-being, like when he was concerned for her when she was kidnapped by Lyric.
Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles the Echidna is another of Sonic's close friends and teammates, though the two of them are opposites and always disagreeing. While Sonic likes to tease Knuckles and does not think he is the sharpest tool in the shed, they share a mutual bond of respect and actually want to be buddies deep down, but both of them are too stubborn to admit it. When relaxed though, the two of them can be quite friendly towards each other and even goof off together.
Both Sonic and Knuckles have a friendly rivalry going on and they tend to compete with each other in all kinds of activities, such as Gopher Ball. Though Sonic normally remains cool about their rivalry since he usually wins, he rejects the idea of losing to Knuckles on purpose.
- Team Sonic
- Dr. Eggman (Arch-enemy)
- Metal Sonic
- Lyric the Last Ancient
- T.W. Barker
- Lightning Bolt Society
- Weasel Bandits
- "You can't slow Sonic down!"
- —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
- "How to say this delicately... You're a horrible roommate and no one in this house likes you."
- —Sonic talking to Eggman during their "roommate meeting", "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?"
- "Yeah, just for a second, pretend I'm not a science guy."
- —Sonic, "Double Doomsday"
- "Too slow? Ha! You forgot who you're talking to!"
- —Sonic, "Double Doomsday"
- "When you live here, it makes me feel angry. Because you're a horrible roommate and nobody in this house likes you."
- —Sonic, "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?"
- Sonic is the only playable character in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric who is playable in all the levels of the game.
- One of Sonic's quotes ("One ring to rule them all.") is a reference to The Lord of the Rings.
- According to Tails, Sonic has a beautiful singing voice.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sonic Boom official website. Retrieved on 7 February 2014.
- ↑ Steven Frost (4 November 2014). Twitter. Retrieved on 6 November 2014.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 File:Sonic (Boom) Profile.png
- ↑ Symbotic (9 February 2014). Interview Reveals More Details on Sonic Boom. Retrieved on 9 February 2014.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Maxwell McGee (15 March 2014). Sega Explains Sonic and Knuckles' New Look. Retrieved on 16 March 2014.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Kellie (25 February 2014). Go Behind the Scenes with Sonic Boom. Retrieved on 25 February 2014.
- ↑ Alexa Ray Corriea (6 February 2014). Why Sega handed Sonic over to Western studios and gave him a scarf. Retrieved on 25 February 2014.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 GamerHub.TV Staff (2 June 2014 10:00 AM). Sonic Boom Gameplay Preview Interview. Retrieved on 11 October 2014.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Banker, Mark; Lieblich, Doug (8 November 2014). "The Sidekick". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Lieblich, Doug (8 November 2014). "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 2. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 Polsky, Dave (15 November 2014). "Translate This". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 3. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Trueheart, Eric (15 November 2014). "Buster". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 4. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Lieblich, Doug (22 November 2014). "My Fair Sticksy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 5. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Watson, Mitch (22 November 2014). "Fortress of Squalitude". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 6. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Banker, Mark; Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (29 November 2014). "Double Doomsday". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 7. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Derrien, Jean-Christophe; Liemt, Romain Van (6 December 2014). "Eggheads". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 8. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Beechen, Adam (17 January 2015). "Guilt Tripping". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (24 January 2015). "Dude, Where's My Eggman?". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 Pugsley, Tom; Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (31 January 2015). "Cowbot". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 11. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Banker, Mark; Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (7 February 2015). "Circus of Plunders". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 12. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 Polsky, Dave (14 February 2015). "Unlucky Knuckles". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 13. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Van Liemt, Romain; Derrien, Christophe (21 February 2015). "The Meteor". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 23.0 23.1 23.2 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (28 February 2015). "Aim Low". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 15. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Milano, Dan (7 March 2015). "How to Succeed in Evil Without Really Trying". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 16. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 Harrison, Reid (14 March 2015). "Don't Judge Me". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (21 March 2015). "Dr. Eggman's Tomato Sauce". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 18. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 Barichella, Thomas (28 March 2015). "Sole Power". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Sellner, Joelle (4 April 2015). "Hedgehog Day". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Tuber, Douglas; Maile, Tim (11 April 2015). "Sleeping Giant". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 21. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 Lieblich, Doug (18 April 2015). "The Curse of Buddy Buddy Temple". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 22. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Raut-Siezac, Natalys (25 April 2015). "Let's Play Musical Friends". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 23. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Gutierrez, Freddie (2 May 2015). "Late Fees". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 24. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (9 May 2015). "Into the Wilderness". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 25. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reed (16 May 2015). "Eggman Unplugged". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Sonic Boom #1, "Getting a Little Boulder Part One of... Er... One"
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 Sonic Boom #2, "Knuckleduster"
- ↑ Sonic Boom #3, "Hammer Spaced"
- ↑ Sonic Boom #4, "Sticks and Stones"
- ↑ Sonic Boom #5, "Eggtoberfest!"
- ↑ Sonic Boom #6, "Everybody's Super Sonic Racing Part One"
- ↑ 41.0 41.1 41.2 Sonic Boom #7, "Everybody's Super Sonic Racing Part 2"
- ↑ 42.0 42.1 42.2 42.3 SONIC BOOM. Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog. Retrieved on 25 July 2014.
- ↑ 43.0 43.1 43.2 Sonic - Personnages - Sonic Boom. Retrieved on 2 January 2014.
- ↑ 44.0 44.1 Which Sonic Character Are You?. Facebook. Retrieved on 20 February 2015. “You are Sonic! You're adventurous, courageous, and you live in the moment. While you sometimes go into things head first, your heart is in the right place. You never give up and are always looking for the next thrill. You may not always show it, but you care deeply for your friends.”
- ↑ All-new CG TV series Sonic Boom™ coming soon to Cartoon Network. Retrieved on 18 August 2014.
- ↑ 46.0 46.1 Joshua Yehl (16 July 2014). Archie To Publish Sonic Boom Comic Book Series. Retrieved on 17 July 2014.