|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic X anime or comic continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
- For other uses of Sonic the Hedgehog, see Sonic the Hedgehog (disambiguation).
|Sonic the Hedgehog|
in other media
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100 cm (3 ft 3 in)
35 kg (77 lbs.)
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|Skills, abilities and powers|
Sonic the Hedgehog is the main protagonist of the anime series Sonic X and its comic series. Lightning fast on his feet, but super slow to lose his cool, Sonic is always revved up and ready for a run-in with his archenemy, Dr. Eggman whenever he tries to cause trouble to the world to show his heroic deeds.
Sonic hails from an unnamed world in a parallel dimension to Earth. His back-story is a mystery but it is known that he befriended Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Cream and Cheese and many small animals as well as constantly fending off Dr. Eggman's attempts at conquering the world.
New World Saga
One day, Sonic attempted to rescue Cream and Cheese from Dr. Eggman as well as foil the doctor's latest plot to control the world with the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds. Unfortunately, an accident initiated Chaos Control, which transported Sonic, his friends, Dr. Eggman and a few others to Earth. Seemingly separated from his friends, Sonic was astonished from meeting the human inhabitants of the world. After outrunning from the police officers and the Speed Team, Sonic befriended Christopher Thorndyke, who rescued him from drowning in a swimming pool. The next day, Sonic discovered that the military had captured Cream and Cheese for research at Area 99. With the help of Chris and his grandfather Chuck Thorndyke, Sonic infiltrated Area 99 and rescued the duo. Despite the security, Sonic, Cream and Cheese escaped from there to safety with some help from Tails, who sabotaged the facility's security system.
After that, Sonic left for a care-free journey. After enjoying some thrills, Sonic eventually heard the news of Dr. Eggman attacking Station Square with his Missile Wrist in an attempt to establish his Eggman Empire. After he reached Eggman, Sonic destroyed Missile Wrist, and he and his friends escorted Amy and Knuckles back to Chris' home. When Sonic heard the discovery of the first Chaos Emerald at a construction site, he rushed there but got ambushed by Dr. Eggman's E-11 Beacon, which bounced the hedgehog around, rendering him helpless. However, Sonic managed to destroy Beacon with the help of Tails and Amy in time to rescue a free-falling Chris who had gotten the Chaos Emerald. Soon after, Sonic was challenged by Knuckles to a showdown at Silver Valley. Sonic mainly toyed with Knuckles during the fight but discovered that Tails, Amy and Chris were held hostage in Eggman's E-47 Pumpty. Eventually, Knuckles realized that Eggman had tricked him and worked with Sonic to rescue Tails, Amy and Chris and destroy Pumpty.
Sometime later, Sonic took off to Chris' school, wondering why Chris had not shown up home when his parents had returned, only to discover that Chris was being held at school along with his classmates by Dr. Eggman and E-51 Intelligente. Sonic, however, was able to destroy Intelligente and reminded Chris to return home. Later on, Sonic overheard Tails and Amy discussing about Cream while he noticed a poster displaying a small lake with flowers. Sonic then took off and sought out the aforementioned location and he returned back home with a bunch of flowers from there for Cream. Sonic would later comforted Chris after Chris got yelled at by Cream. When Eggman began sucking up satellites in outer space using E-90 Super Sweeper, Sonic and Tails tried to stop the robot while high in the sky but it was too powerful to handle with the Tornado 2. During the following day, Sonic, Tails and Chris got ready to take down Super Sweeper using the newly-crafted X Tornado. The fight was taken into outer space where Sonic was frozen solid, but with Tails and Chris' help, Sonic was thawed out and destroyed Super Sweeper.
When Sonic declined to go with his friends to the Emerald Coast, he left on his own. However, when he learned that Eggman terrorized the resort with his E-38 Octoron and E-39 Quizon robots, Sonic headed there and fought the robots with Amy's help. Amy then tried to give Sonic a bracelet which serves as a good luck charm to protect him in the water, but Serpenter appeared and destroyed the bracelet. While Sonic fought the robot, he was left in surprise when Amy started destroying Serpenter and then knocked Eggman into the water, but she slowly sank. Knowing that Amy was in danger, Sonic jumped into the water and was able to rescue Amy. After a while, Sonic was called to action when Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and his friends to a winner-takes-all baseball game where the winner could claim the newly found Chaos Emeralds at Diamond Stadium. As Sonic and his team were able to edge into the lead, Eggman commanded one of his E-21 Ballios to attach its head onto Sonic, threatening to kill Sonic if the head explodes but Knuckles saved him. Regardless, Eggman still escaped with the Chaos Emerald.
Later on, Sonic went out with Tails and Chris in order to find the third Chaos Emerald when they got a lead, but found nothing and went back home. President was assaulting Eggman's base and discovered that Tails, Amy, Chris and Frances were gone and that they were in trouble at Tingalin Villa and set off to find them.A while afterwards, Sonic was napping when he heard that the
Sonic eventually found his friends being assaulted by Eggman with his E-35 Funfun. Sonic disabled Funfun while Tails unearthed the third Chaos Emerald, only for Eggman to appear and steal the Chaos Emerald before taking his leave. However, Sonic and the others vowed to get the Chaos Emerald and chased Eggman to his base on the X Tornado. After an initial assault at the X Tornado, Sonic smashed into Eggman's base where he faced Eggman in his new robot, E-18 Guerra-Hard. Sonic was initially overwhelmed by the robot as it was powered by two Chaos Emeralds, but Sonic still destroyed the robot while reclaiming the two Chaos Emeralds and used them to trash the base. The base exploded shortly afterwards, but Sonic escaped in the nick of time. The citizens of Station Square, who have been watching this, then hailed Sonic as the hero.
Chaos Emerald Saga
After his victory at Eggman's base, Sonic was invited by the President to the White House for a party but Sonic denies, as he promised to take Helen to an island that is said to have beautiful flowers. As Sonic and Helen began traveling towards the island, however, they were constantly ambushed by military forces as they were ordered to capture Sonic but every time, they managed to escape. Sonic and Helen finally arrived at an a field full of beautiful flowers and were adorned by its sight. The military forces chased Sonic and Helen again until they were cornered, but Sonic was able to escort Helen and himself to a helicopter and together, they flew towards the White House to meet the President.
Sonic encountered Eggman again when he launched the Egg Fort to attack Station Square. Sonic stopped his robotic forces of "E-42 Torole" and then tried to reach the Egg Fort but failed. However, the X Tornado arrived, and Sonic and his friends lured Eggman away from Station Square where Sonic then finished off the Egg Fort. Sonic and his friends then flew over to the Sapphire Sea to enjoy a vacation and discovered a Chaos Emerald located underwater. They dived underwater and finally uncovered the emerald but Eggman ambushed Sonic and his friends with "E-57 Clurken". Sonic was unable to stop Clurken underwater but then the battle continued at the surface where by the help of Sam and Tails, Sonic was able to destroy Clurken and continue his vacation with his friends.
Sonic, along with Tails and Chris, flew on the X Tornado to a savannah but are ambushed by Eggman. Sonic destroys Eggman's ship but was separated from his friends. While running on his own, Sonic was ambushed by E-65 Gorru-Gaooh who had the upper-hand due to its camouflaging ability within nature. However, as the fight then continued at a construction site, Sonic was able to easily exploit E-65's flaws and managed to defeat it. Later, Sonic was present along with his friends to watch Lindsey starring a film production but Sonic was mainly exploring the castle when he discovered something strange. He then encounters a suspicious hourglass-like statue. Suddenly, he discovers that his friends were attacked by ghost hands and is imprisoned within a wall and Sonic tries to rescue them but ended up trapped as well. With Amy and Chris' help, Sonic managed to break free and rescued his friends while confronting King Boom Boo and his Boo minions who were responsible with the kidnappings before Sonic and his friends escaped from the castle to safety.
Egg Moon Saga
It was discovered that Sonic's world and Earth were merging (possibly due to Sonic bringing parts of his world to Earth) which would lead to the stopping of time. The only way to save both planets was to return Sonic and his friends home. After everyone but Sonic had went through, Chris took him away, eventually to his parents' old summer home. Chris tells Sonic how much he will miss him and how much of a friend the hedgehog was. Sonic gathers the Chaos Emeralds and after taking Chris for one final run, returns to his home universe.
Upon returning, Super Sonic easily destroys Eggman's latest battleship, saves Tails and then meets Amy, giving her a rose and telling her that he will never leave/loves her (English/French versions respectively) while in the Japanese version what he says to her is muted out for speculative and dramatic purposes (although whatever he said made Amy very happy).
Six months later, Super Sonic battles Dark Oak, the leader of an alien/robot race called the "Metarex" in outer space. Unable to defeat Dark Oak, he spreads the Chaos Emeralds throughout space and falls back to the planet. He is found and nursed back to health by Dr. Eggman. A plant-like alien girl named "Cosmo" informs him that the Metarex are taking over the galaxy by stealing a "Planet Egg" from each planet they can find. The heroes recovered the Chaos Emeralds in a space journey as well as curing every planet. As the role of the main villain has been completely taken over by the Metarex, Eggman, Rouge and Shadow mainly sided with Sonic and the others against the Metarex threat although there were moments when both sides fought each other.
In the end, with the help of every hero especially Cosmo who sadly sacrifices herself, Super Sonic and Super Shadow finally destroyed Dark Oak for good and they all returned home while every Planet Egg the Metarex captured returned to their respective planets. Sonic watched as Chris was escorted away back to Earth and declares war on Eggman along with his friends.
Sonic competed with Sam Speed in a race to determine who's faster. At first, Sonic was losing but manages to push himself and successfully wins the race. The following day, Chris' parents invited Chris, Sonic and his friends to spend the day at the Emerald Coast but Sonic turns down the opportunity and visited Angel Island to go on an adventure with Knuckles but the echidna refused. While returning back to Station Square, Sonic heard the news of a bank robbery which mainly involved Dr. Eggman and his robot, Ben-728 Packratbot and rushes to the scene to stop them. Sonic was able to destroy the robot and a few days later, the President requests Sonic to undertake a mission.
Sonic is a habitual daredevil who is honest, loyal to friends, keeps his promises and dislikes tears. He took the young Tails under his wing like a little brother. Even though he isn't intrigued by the marital proposals from Amy Rose, he seems to share her feelings to the point of telling her that he loves her in the French version of episode 52. With Knuckles, he shares a friendly rivalry, but the two can be great teammates, though Sonic simply can't resist teasing him whenever he has the chance to. Even though he meets Chris at the beginning of the series, he quickly becomes his friend and treats him like a younger brother similar to Tails. He is mostly seen napping, running towards an adventure or stopping Doctor Eggman with his plans of world domination.
In times of crisis, he focuses intensely on the challenge as if his personality had undergone an astonishing change most of the time.
Despite of his positive attitude, Sonic shares a trait of loneliness when he first arrived at Earth, believing that he was the only one being transported without his friends and feels partially sad about it. In the Archie Comics, he once questioned whether he'd be able to find a solution in order for him and his friends to return back to their real world.
Powers and Abilities
Sonic's greatest strength is his running speed, which is much faster than the speed of sound and is a master of rapid response, having quick reflexes that can react to avoid dangers. He can use the Spin Attack to break through virtually anything and a ring can increase his power. Throughout the third season (second series), Sonic's spinning ability is used to power the Sonic Power Cannon which enhances Sonic's strength in this state to be able to defeat more powerful foes (namely the Metarex).
Sonic also displays a degree of superhuman strength (although he is not as strong as Knuckles) as he is seen to be able to smash robots with his own hands and push against E-18 Guerra-Hard's full strength. He is also incredibly resilient to damage, as he has been thrown through buildings and nearly been crushed by Eggman's larger robots, yet leaps back into the fray immediately afterwards.
When seven Chaos Emeralds are collected, he is able to transform into Super Sonic, a faster, stronger and invulnerable version of himself that can fly, move faster than the speed of light and have access to Chaos Powers. He can also heal people with a touch. He has used the Super Sonic form against Perfect Chaos, Biolizard, Eggman, Dark Oak and Super Shadow. In one episode, Sonic also gains a new dark transformation when being exposed to counterfeit Chaos Emeralds and intense anger (dubbed "Dark Sonic"). In this state, while his strength and speed abilities are enhanced greatly, Sonic also develops a somewhat uncontrollable rage.
Tails is Sonic's best friend and side-kick, sharing a brotherly-like relationship with one another. During their first meeting, Sonic saw Tails tinkering with the Tornado and was impressed with Tails' work, and agreed to become friends with Tails. Throughout the course of the series, Tails has frequently helped Sonic whenever he leaves to stop Dr. Eggman, normally as the pilot of the Tornado 2 or X Tornado to escort Sonic to the situation.
Sonic and Knuckles are rivals and the two can sometimes be seen fighting over each other. Their battles can be heated as Sonic's speed parallels the extent of Knuckles' strength. However, the two can be powerful teammates and aid each other, being able to take on powerful foes such as Chaos, the Egg Golem and Yellow Zelkova. At other times though, Sonic doesn't miss the opportunity to joke around and mess with Knuckles.
Sonic and Amy are also close friends with each other but Amy always claims to be Sonic's girlfriend, much to Sonic's dismay and Sonic doesn't usually appreciate Amy giving him hugs or kisses. However, there are times where Sonic seems to care for Amy a lot such as when he dived into the water to rescue Amy from drowning despite of his fear of water.
Sonic and Doctor Eggman are arch-enemies, with Sonic always defeating Eggman and stopping his plots of world domination. Just like in the games, Sonic can be more frank or taunting towards Eggman and shows full confidence that he can spoil his plans no matter what. Sonic sometimes does not take Eggman's plans seriously and will almost always seize the opportunity to tease him.
There are moments where Eggman and Sonic had to be allies in order to stop a worse threat to the world. When Sonic, Eggman and the others discovered that Gerald Robotnik planned to have the ARK crash onto the Earth, the two worked together to prevent the collision. Eggman also sided with Sonic when they had to stop the Metarex from achieving galaxy domination.
Friends and Allies
- Miles "Tails" Prower (Best friend; like brothers)
- Knuckles the Echidna (Friendly rival)
- Amy Rose (Self-proclaimed girlfriend; returns her feelings to a certain extent)
- Rouge the Bat
- Shadow the Hedgehog (Arch-rival)
- Cream the Rabbit (Good friend)
- Christopher Thorndyke (Best friend)
- Chuck Thorndyke
- Helen (Good friend)
- Vector the Crocodile
- Espio the Chameleon
- Charmy Bee
- Vanilla the Rabbit
- Big the Cat
- Doctor Eggman (ally against the Metarex)
- Doctor Eggman (Arch-Enemy)
- Shadow (depending on Shadow's goal)
- King Boom Boo
- Dark Oak
- "Oh! What a great view!"''"
- —After running up a tree in the Japanese version of "Cracking Knuckles.
- "So, are you up for a race, eh?"''"
- —After he thought that the cheetah would race against him in "The Dam Scam".
- "Good job, our captain!"''"
- —To comfort Tails when he thought he wasn't a good captain.
- "Don't you worry Amy, I never will!"
- —Sonic telling Amy that he would never leave her again in "A New Start."
- "I'd like to, but I don't get involved in fights I can't win. You're on your own."
- —When Knuckles asks Sonic for help when Amy, Cream and Cosmo start "knocking some sense" into Knuckles in episode 54.
- "Life never stays slow around here for long! Thank goodness! Watch out Eggman, I'm coming at you full speed ahead!"''"
- —In the dub version of the final episode when he declares war on Eggman.
- "I'm just a guy with a need for speed! They call me Sonic the Hedgehog!"''"
- —Sonic while chasing Shadow on the ARK.
- "Your brain's even slower than your feet!"''"
- —Sonic when taunting Knuckles in Cracking Knuckles.
- It has been said that Sonic never cries, nor he can stand seeing someone cry, yet in the second season finale, "A New Start," as Sonic is carrying Chris, tears are seen emitting from his face and onto Chris'. In episode 52, when Amy is explaining her feelings to Sonic, a small teardrop can be seen forming in his right eye.
- In that same episode, after Sonic gives Amy a flower, what he says then is different between versions. In the English version, he says he will never leave her while in the Japanese, Sonic says something but it is not heard while in the French version, he actually says he loves her.
- In the Japanese version, Sonic uses the most "Engrish" dialog out of all characters.
- No matter what angle Sonic is seen in (excluding when he is falling from outer space after his first fight with Dark Oak), he has three quills. As Super Sonic, he has five quills.
- Sonic is shown to enjoy taunting Eggman by turning around, sticking out his tongue, pulling on his eye socket and slapping his rear.
- Both Sonic and Chris appeared in the most episodes of Sonic X (76).
- In the episode "Skirmish in the Sky," Sonic's arms are mistakenly colored blue when he holds on to the Egg Fort.
- This version of Sonic has a love for flowers. He has been seen picking them and sometimes giving them to girls such as Cream and Amy. He offered to pick some for Helen, but she didn't want him to remove them from the island.
- This version of Sonic also has an alternate Super form known "Dark Sonic", a transformation achieved through a cache of counterfeit Chaos Emeralds and Sonic's own unbridled rage. This form also seems to affect Sonic's personality as he demonstrates an uncharacteristic sadism when destroying his enemies.
- ↑ The world where Sonic comes from is not named in the anime and comics. The comics state, though, that Sonic and his friends traveled across dimensions on a parallel planet, Earth.