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|Sticks the Badger|
Sticks the Badger
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Sticks the Badger is one of the main characters in the Sonic Boom series. She is an anthropomorphic jungle badger and a force of nature in every way. She has spent most of her life living alone and flourishing in the wilderness and is as such new to friends in general. After meeting Sonic and his friends, however, she forms a strong bond with the group, particularly with Amy Rose.
Concept and Creation
According to Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Chief Content Officer for the Sonic Brand, Sega of America, "Sticks is a significant addition to the Sonic Boom universe and the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise" and is meant to form the core ensemble featured throughout the Sonic Boom franchise alongside Sonic, Tails, Amy and Knuckles. She is meant to bring a quirky personality and perspective to the team dynamic and her character adds an endless amount of humor and surprise to the Sonic Team.
Early artwork of Sticks shows she was supposed to have white sports tape for her hair locks and only have one eyelash. The sports tape was eventually changed to auburn strings and she ended up having two eyelashes.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal
In Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Sticks teamed up with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to track down and save Amy who had been kidnapped by Lyric and his robot army, who sought to use her archeological knowledge to find a Lost Crystal of Power and seize its power.
While her other friends were fighting Dr. Eggman Sticks saw a "cyborg rock golem" rise up from underground beneath Tails' house and left with the whole house. In panic, Sticks hurried out and found Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy and told them that Tails' house had been "robbed". However, it was first when Sticks brought her friends to the former site of Tails' house that they understand what she meant and she explained what had happened.
Sticks is energetic and rather primal, like a wild animal. She has sharp animal instincts and is a fearsome combatant and tenacious hunter. Because of her isolated life, Sticks has become a little quirky, eccentric and overall nutty, and she thinks others are living in an alternate world different from the normal one. In spite of her background, she is intelligent, though her manner of speaking comes off as strange and grammatically incorrect to other people as she speaks in a primitive dialect she taught herself.
Sticks loves spending time in her burrow and returns to it for safety when a situation becomes too bizarre for her.
Because of her wildness, Sticks' social skills need plenty of work. She is not the most trusting individual and is full of outrageous suspicions (which are always proven right) and paranoia, and senses danger everywhere at all times, which means that she rarely relaxes. While the concepts of sharing, compassion, and friendship are foreign to her, Sticks has a good heart and a genuine desire to get closer to Sonic and his friends, and is fiercely loyal to them. However, this also creates an internal struggle for her; on one hand she is not sure she can handle the life outside her burrow, but on the other hand she loves her friends and wants to hang out with them.
Powers and Abilities
Sticks possesses unparalleled and quite accurate animal instincts. She has extremely sharp survival skills and is also a good hunter. She has as well fearsomely great combat skills, as it is noted no one has to worry about her in battle. She is also well-versed in the usage of boomerangs.
Among her new friends, Sticks' best friend is Amy Rose, who is the one Sticks wants to get closer to the most. Amy helps Sticks adapt to civilization and in turn Sticks is willing to go to extremes to protect Amy. The two are also shown to work well together in combat.
- "It's all some evil plot, man!"
- —Sonic Boom
- "The robo-apocalypse is nigh!"
- —Sonic Boom
- "Its not like I'm paranoid... stop following me!"
- —Sonic Boom
- "...Did you just say my name as a logo?"
- —Sonic Boom #1
- Sticks bears a very strong resemblance to Marine the Raccoon.
- As such, many fans initially mistook Sticks as a supposed Sonic Boom incarnation of Marine before she was revealed to be a new character.
- Sticks also bears a resemblance to Aika from Skies of Arcadia. Both characters have similar hairstyles and wield boomerangs as their main weapons.
- Sticks is the only member of Sonic's crew to not wear sports tape.
- However, her boomerang has sports tape on it.
- Early concept artwork of her also depicted her having sports tape for hair bands.
- Sticks is the only member of Sonic's team who does not wear any gloves.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Kellie (29 May 2014). Introducing Sticks to the Sonic Boom Franchise. Retrieved on 30 May 2014.
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nxgDyPlTTQ
- ↑ Sonic Boom #1, "Getting a Little Boulder Part One of... Er... One"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 SONIC BOOM. Characters: Sticks the Badger. Retrieved on 25 July 2014.