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For Sticks' Mirror Dimension counterpart, see Sticks the Badger (Mirror Dimension).
Quotation1 You can doubt me, but I'll protect you anyway because I'm a good friend and because it distracts me from the government agents that are replacing my plants with violins. Quotation2
Sticks the Badger, "Curse of the Cross Eyed Moose"
Sticks the Badger
Sticks artwork
Sticks the Badger
Appearances
First appearance

Sonic Boom #1

Game
appearances
Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)

Nika Futterman

Japanese
voice actor(s)

Aoi Yūki

Other language
voice actor(s)
  • Claire Morin (French)
  • Mariana Torres (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Eden Gamliel (Hebrew)
  • Rana Rifai (Arabic)
Biographical overview
Age

Unknown[1]

Relatives

Unnamed great-aunt[2]

Physical description
Species

Badger[1]

Gender

Female

Height

85 cm (2'8")[1]

Weight

Unknown[1]

Fur

Orange, brown

Skin

Peach

Eyes

Blue

Attire
  • Hairbands
  • Necklace strung with various objects
  • Grey tube top
  • Metal spiral bracelet
  • Golden bracelet
  • Grey skirt with auburn rope belt
  • Tan, unmatched fur-skin boots
Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Affiliation
Likes
Dislikes
  • Life outside the burrow[3]
  • Her shadow[3]
  • Formal occasions[3]
  • Cute and fluffy things
Powers and abilities
Skills
  • Boomerang throwing[3]
  • Weapon crafting[3]
  • High agility
  • Enhanced animal instincts
  • Combat skills
  • Survival skills
  • Hunting skills
  • Bird calling
  • Proficient Enerbeam wielder
Moves and techniques

Sticks the Badger is one of the main characters in the Sonic Boom series. She is a wacky anthropomorphic jungle badger and a force of nature in every way. She has been living alone and flourishing in the wilderness since childhood and is as such new to friends in general.[4][3] Regardless, she eventually formed a strong bond with Team Sonic and joined them as their wild card in their ongoing battles against Dr. Eggman.

Most notably, Sticks is one of the few residents of her reality to have taken part in the multiverse-wide battle against the evil Sigma.

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. Helping round off the cast, 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.[4]

According to Bill Freiberger, the impetus for creating Sticks is very often to deliver his message, and represents his point of view and belief system. This is the reason why Sticks will say something absurd, only to be proven correct in the end. In Freiberger's opinion, Sticks brings a healthy dose of cynicism to the series to counter the heroism of her friends, making her more akin to an anti-hero.[5]

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.

Appearance

Sticks is a humanoid badger only slightly shorter than Amy. She has orange fur with long thick hair on the back of her head, which she keeps in two locks with auburn strings, and two stripes of brown fur across each of her eyes and bushy round ears that reach the end of her hair. Additionally, she has a peach muzzle with a small black nose, blue eyes and a medium-long bushy tail. Her attire consists of a tube top and a skirt with an auburn rope belt, each made of worn-down grey fabric stitched together, and tan fur-skin boots, one with a fur cuff and the other with metal bands. As accessories, she has a golden band on her right upper arm, a spiral bracelet on her left wrist and a necklace braided with seashells and a gold ring.

For the Awardy Awards, Sticks wore a black one shoulder dress with white hemlines and black medium-heeled shoes.

History

Games

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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Sticks in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.

In Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Sticks remained on Bygone Island while her team dealt with the uprising of Lyric the Last Ancient. Whenever meeting her team, she offered to trade their Shinies for Crowns. After Lyric was defeated, Sticks joined her team's celebration in the Village, where she got a robot part from Amy, which she planned to use as a spatula.

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

In Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, Sticks entered a ravine for the purpose of "gettin' info from the rocks" where she was caught in a rockslide, but was saved by Sonic, Tails and Knuckles and Amy. Back on safe ground, Sticks told her friends that an underground army would rise and destroy them all, but was met with severe skepticism. Later on, 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 archaeological knowledge to find a Lost Crystal of Power and seize unlimited power.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice

TV series

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Sticks speculating Eggman's motives.

When visiting Tails' house, Sticks and her friends saw that Sonic and Tails housed Dr. Eggman, Orbot and Cubot while their lair underwent repairs. Sticks, however, believed it was a plot to destroy them with an "Obliterator Bot". Though she was dismissed, Sticks' fears were confirmed after Eggman kept Sonic and Tails up all night, where he revealed he lied about his lair to exhaust Sonic and Tails, and summoned his Obliterator Bot to destroy them. However, the robot got Eggman's orders wrong and attacked his lair instead. Agreeing to help Eggman, Sticks, Knuckles and Amy distracted Obliterator Bot while the others reached its kill switches, though they were too late to save the lair.[6]

As Sticks, Sonic, Knuckles and Amy relaxed on the beach, Tails showed them his universal translator UT. However, UT created tension between Sticks and the others by translating their private thoughts from the subtext of their speech. When Tails and UT returned the next day though, UT "translated" their comments into insults. As everyone began fighting, Tails discovered this UT was a fake send by Eggman to tear them apart. While Tails went to save the real UT, Sticks and the others 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. Coming to the lair, Knuckles and his friends freed Tails and beat Eggman's Mega. While the others had taken a liking to UT, Sticks had not, and threw it into the sea.[7]

When Team Sonic saved the village from Eggman's Anti-fire Bot, Sticks showed a kitten ill treatment which made her team-mates convince her to get a pet to learn compassion. While out shopping for a pet with Sonic, Sticks chose a disgusting robo-dog she named "Buster". While Sticks loved her new pet, Buster was an annoyance to her other friends. After Buster ruined the team's chances to stop a robbery made by Orbot and Cubot, the others tried to make Sticks give up Buster, but she refused. Eggman then came by with a gift for Buster and revealed he created him. However, Eggman's gift turned Buster into a larger robot that caught everyone except Sticks. However, Sticks got Buster under control and had him release her friends and get rid of Eggman. Knowing though that Buster was too dangerous, Sticks released Buster after a heartfelt goodbye.[8]

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Sticks at the Awardies.

During Team Sonic's visit in the village as it was bombarded by meteors, Sticks used a defense system she had prepared to save the day. Later, Sticks got a letter saying she was nominated for an Awardy Award for saving the town. However, Sticks refused to go to its gala since she would embarrass herself, until Amy promised to teach her to be a lady. With Sonic as her escort, Sticks got the basics down, though she still struggled at the gala, where she learned Eggman was also a nominee (by cheating). When Eggman lost the award to Leroy the Turtle and retaliated with his robots, Sticks refused to fight as "a lady doesn't fight." When her friends got caught however, Sticks dropped her composure, freed her friends and drove Eggman off. With the gala saved, Sticks took the Awardy Award from Leroy and agreed to teach Amy to listen to her instincts.[9]

While Sticks was helping Amy with lunch for their team, they met Dr. Eggman who wanted to hire Amy to redecorate his lair for Modern Lair Magazine. To Sticks' shock however, Amy agreed, having felt unappreciated by the others. Later, Sticks and the team began to miss Amy, so they went to Eggman's lair to check on her. Eggman claimed Amy had chosen to stay, but Team Sonic did not believe it and broke into the lair where they freed Amy from imprisonment and she made peace with the others. Team Sonic then trashed Eggman's lair and his badniks on their way out, which cost Eggman his place in Modern Lair Magazine.[10]

On a visit to Sonic's Shack, Sticks found a batch of cookies and ate one. However, it turned out to be an Evil Cookie made by Eggman which turned Sticks into a clone of Eggman. Now evil, Sticks joined Tails, Knuckles and Amy (who had also eaten the Evil Cookies) under Eggman's tutelage where they plotted Sonic's destruction. When Sonic came to save them, Sticks and the team cornered him, but they then started fighting over the honor of capturing Sonic. During the fight, Sticks and the others were returned to normal by Sonic and Eggman (who Sonic turned good with a cookie containing his DNA). Eggman now thought they would work together, but Team Sonic did not like the idea, so Sticks restored the doctor to normal.[11] Sticks later came with her friends to see Sonic and Knuckles play coconut hurl when Eggman dropped by to attack them with Cowbot, a robot which would create a massive explosion if they destroyed it. As such, Sticks and her team kept Cowbot down while Tails reprogrammed it, which caused Cowbot to seek out and destroy Eggman at his lair, leaving Sonic to go warn the doctor.[12]

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Sticks as a circus trapeze.

When Sticks fought Eggman's Octopus Bot with her team, they were caught in a rockslide triggered by Tails' faulty Unbolterizer. After defeating Eggman, Sticks grew mistrusting of Tails, who decided to leave the team until he could get his Unbolterizer working. No sooner, the crew met T.W. Barker and his traveling circus who was lacking performers for his next show. Volunteering to help, Team Sonic gave a great show the following evening. Afterwards, Barker revealed his plan was to keep them as his performers and imprisoned Sticks and her friends. Fortunately, they were saved by Tails, and after taking care of Barker, Sticks apologized to Tails.[13]

While Sticks and Amy met Knuckles, who was upset over losing to Sonic, Sticks told him this was due to a shift in the luck balance of the universe and convinced him to inflict brutal misfortune on himself to burn through his bad luck. Tails and Amy tried convincing Sticks to talk some sense into Knuckles before he hurt himself, but she had confidence in him. She and her team later tried stopping Eggman when he invaded the island, but Knuckles' bad luck and Eggman's current good luck ruined their chances. Fortunately, they beat Eggman by letting Knuckles temporarily join the doctor and have his bad luck cancel out Eggman's good luck, thus neutralizing them both. Soon after though, they discovered that bad luck had moved onto Tails.[14]

While camping, Team Sonic located a meteor crashing close by which briefly knocked Sonic and Eggman out when they tried to take it. As Sticks and the team continued their lazy day however, Eggman came and said he was Sonic in Eggman's body. Sticks did not buy it and drove Eggman off, but he quickly returned with his army. During the fight though, Sticks and the rest met Tails who verified that the meteor had indeed switched Sonic and Eggman's minds, and they quickly got them back to normal.[15] After having destroyed Scorpion-bot, Sticks and her team discovered Eggman was sinking into a slump which subsequently made the doctor lose all motivation. As they were driven nuts by Sonic who grew restless from the peace, Sticks and her team tried to re-motivate Eggman by tricking Sonic to fight him. Though Sonic was not fooled as intended, their plan still lead to Sonic and Eggman resuming their battles.[16]

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Sticks out picking beige berries.

When Sticks was picking beige berries for a pie to enter the pie festival with, Tails accidently ruined the orchard with a machine he made to help her. Sticks thus forced Tails to replant the orchard while she and the rest went to the festival which she won. When they returned however, Tails had gone to join the Lightning Bolt Society and the seeds he had planted had turned into mutant plants. Sticks and Knuckles therefore held the plants off while the other got Tails back, who saved them from the plants with his machine, and Sticks and Tails made peace.[17] When Sticks later helped Sonic beat Eggman and his Moth Bot, Eggman sued Sonic for breaking his neck unprovoked. During the trial, Sticks was interrogated by Eggman's lawyer, T.W. Barker, and accidently made the case worse for Sonic, but thanks to Amy, the trial was stopped when Eggman was revealed to be okay.[18]

Tired of Tails working on his work, Sticks and her team took him to town where Eggman was selling tomato sauce which Team Sonic thought was poisoned. However, the sauce proved clean, so Sticks and her crew let Eggman sell it to the villagers. Weeks later, where Sticks had trouble with her electronics, she and her team saw Eggman reveal on a TV interview that his sauce cans had turned their electronics into robots to conquer the island. Having fought a small robot army, Sticks' team confronted Eggman while Tails tried to reclaim his weaponized plane. Sticks and her team was soon overrun by Eggman's robots, but Tails came and stole Eggman's remote and shut the robots down just as Eggman ruined his plan by revealing it on television.[19]

When Sticks and her team were attacked by Crab Bots before having a game, they kept Sonic out of the fight (Sticks in particular) because he had begun creating a horrible noise when running. Eggman soon after appeared, claiming the attack was not his doing, to help Sonic. Sticks insisted Eggman could not be trusted, but Sonic took the offer anyway and later returned with new shoes that muted his noise. No sooner Eggman attacked with his Giant Robot which Sticks tried fighting, but it just got stronger the more Sonic ran with his new shoes. Despite Sticks skepticism, Sonic saved them by overloading the robot with power by running excessively.[20] During a movie night with her team, Sticks and her friends were attacked by Eggman in his Egg Tank. Amidst the battle, Eggman had an unlikely accident that created a time loop which made the day repeat itself endlessly, something no one, except Eggman, were aware off. Eventually, Eggman sought Team Sonic's help to stop the time loop. Creating a container which Knuckles had to use to quell the loop's reaction, Sticks made Knuckles, who refused to help since he a dentist appointment the next day, follow the plan by pulling out his bad tooth and let them break the loop.[21]

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Sticks being forced to sing to "Rocky."

When a Granifier Giganticus named Rocky attacked the Village, Sticks and Amy met up with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles who awoke the giant. However, they realized Rocky was just trying to sleep and when Amy failed to sing it a lullaby, Sticks gave it a shot, and though she sang horribly, it made Rocky sleepy. As Team Sonic lured Rocky away to keep it from blocking a road, Eggman appeared to capture Rocky but failed. Amidst the battle, Sticks was kidnapped by Rocky who took her away to make her sing for him, but Sticks' friends came to her rescue. They then lured Rocky to Eggman's lair where they made him fall asleep to a recording of Sticks' singing.[22] Sticks later helped her team fight Eggman again, only to see Sonic and Eggman get trapped in Buddy Buddy Temple. As Knuckles and Amy arguing over who should lead Sonic's rescue, Sticks stayed out of it until she, along with her team and Orbot and Cubot, fell into the temple as it caved in. Reuniting with Sonic and Eggman there, the two got everyone to safety through a hidden path just in time, and Sticks left with her team.[23]

While Sticks and her team ate at Meh Burger, Orbot and Cubot arrived to be their friends after leaving Eggman, but Sticks was dubious. A short while later, Eggman, Orbot and Cubot came for Team Sonic's help to stop a computer virus named Nominatus who had taken over Eggman's tech to destroy all life forms. With Eggman's robots attacking them, Sticks kept them away with her friends' help until Tails, Eggman, Orbot and Cubot destroyed Nominatus. The battle now over, Sticks and her friends returned to being Eggman's foes.[24] When having a dream that Sticks took as a sign that aliens were coming, she began setting traps up. Amidst her work, Sticks filled Sonic in on her activities when he came by, whom she later accidently caught in her trap and spent some time releasing. Soon after, Sticks and her team saved Sonic from Eggman's robots when they attacked him, before helping him return a library book.[25]

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Sticks heading into the jungle with Amy.

When Sticks met Amy as she was going to Hidden Meadows, she offered to teach her the survival skills for the trip. However, Sonic though he was better for that, so Sticks bet she could teach Amy better survival skills than Sonic could teach Knuckles. Agreeing to a race to Hidden Meadows, Sticks taught Amy what she needed, and when the race began, Team Sticks' trip went smoothly. However, as they saw the boys having trouble, Sticks and Amy tried fruitlessly to help them in various ways, until they got stuck in an abandoned missile silo. Though Sonic and Knuckles used this opportunity to head for the goal, Sticks got them out by riding a missile, which she and Amy used to reach the goal first, before sending the missile back to its owner.[25]

As Sticks and her friends pranked Knuckles, they noticed Eggman was spying on them, and gave Eggman's surveillance drone false information which they used to lure Eggman into a prank. As Sticks voiced the folly of machines, she inspired Eggman to give up technology, his lair included. Not long after, the island was randomly attacked by Eggman's forces, deployed by the Lightning Bolt Society. Though they tried to fight the robots at first, Sticks and her team went after the Lightning Bolts, who had occupied Eggman's lair, and got them out with Eggman's help, while Eggman resumed his old life.[26] While enjoying a game, Sticks and her friends heard from Amy that she was opening a restaurant that was to be better than the sloppy Meh Burger. Sticks served as a staff member at "Chez Amy" alongside her friends, but they soon left Amy as she grew crazy over her rivalry with Dave at Meh Burger, even by Sticks' standards. However, she and the team still came to Amy's aid as badniks attacked Chez Amy. As Chez Amy was left destroyed, the team returned to Meh Burger as customers after helping rebuilt it from an Eggman attack.[27] Sticks was later out with her friends when they met Swifty the Shrew, whom Sticks began fawning over after seeing his style. This changed when Sticks saw how Swifty arrogantly challenged Sonic to a race where the loser would be banished from the Village. In spite of Sticks rooting for Sonic at the race, the hedgehog lost and was promptly banished. However, as Eggman came with his army of Swifty robots and revealed to Sticks' team that he orchestrated the events, Sonic was unbanished and saved the day.[28]

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Sticks running from the curse of the cross eyed moose.

While home, Sticks saw a Cross Eyed Moose and believed her team was now cursed. Sticks tried protecting her team by setting up traps, until they went with her alternative to seek out a marmoset named Monkey-Boy to break the curse, whom Sticks convinced to help. Given chores to prove their worthiness, Sticks went to work without complains (unlike her team) until they found Monkey-Boy under attack from Eggman. Making a deal with Monkey-Boy, Team Sonic got rid of Eggman while the marmoset broke their curse. On their way home, Sticks nearly believed they had fallen under another curse had it not been for Knuckles.[29] Later helping her team prepare the Chili Dog Cook-Off, Sticks was set to enter using a special pepper she had bought, but realize when Knuckles showed his pepper that it was a phony. When at the cook-oft, Sticks' team noticed Knuckles had gone missing after going out for a new pepper. After searching for a day, Sticks and her friends found Knuckles, having fainted from eating a pepper that gave him a strange dream.[30]

When Sticks tried on Amy's behest to get read for their girls' night out, she let Amy see her stuffed lumber room, which made Amy declare her a pack rat. Against Sticks' wishes and protests, Amy began a yard sale with their team. To Sticks' horror, she soon noticed Amy had removed so much stuff that she unearthed the entrance to the evil Froglodites' caves in her burrow. Despite her team's attempts, the frogs invaded Sticks' home and took her into their caves to be sacrificed, but her team came to her rescue. After resealing the caves again, Sticks and Amy had her girls' night out.[2] To her anger, Sticks later found her property the site of a future mall which she saw had been approved by Knuckles while he filled in for Mayor Fink and recklessly approved bills. Sticks tried rallying her team against Knuckles, but was dismissed until he casted the Village into chaos. Allying with fellow-minded Eggman, Sticks and her team confronted Knuckles, during which his approval stamp ran out of ink. However, when Eggman seized the stamp to control the Village, Sticks destroyed it, and Mayor Fink soon after returned to resumed his position.[31]

When Sticks answered the call to stop an Eggman attack, she hear to her shock when Sonic and Knuckles arrived that Sonic had called Mike the Ox "just a guy," which soon upset the Village. Much to her dismay, Sticks and her team got dragged into Amy's sensitivity seminar alongside Sonic when the hedgehog sought to fix his image. However, Sticks returned to the seminar after Sonic got Mike injured by letting him join Team Sonic's fights and worsened his image, where she joined them on a camping trip while left Sonic to retire. When Sticks returned however, Sonic had resumed his job and regained the Village's admiration, though Sticks continued Amy's seminar.[32]

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Sticks unnerved by different dimensions.

Sticks was later shocked to find another Knuckles at the team barbeque. They figured out this Knuckles was from a Mirror Dimension which freaked Sticks out over having a counterpart. As the alternate Knuckles left to get the tech to get him home at Eggman's lair, Sticks, Sonic and Amy went to free him from Eggman's captivity after learning having two Knuckles in one place was making them both fade away and put the dimensions at risk of imploding. Convincing Eggman, they got the alternate Knuckles back and the tech to sent him home.[33] Another time when Sticks enjoyed some commodities unintentionally given by Dave the Intern, she and her team later had to stop Dave from hurting himself and others in Octopus Bot after he imprisoned Eggman and took over his forces. Sticks thus helped keep everyone safe until Sonic came back with Eggman and stopped Octopus Bot.[34]

On the day of New Year's Eve, Sticks and Team Sonic helped decorate the village for the party, during which Sticks was skeptical of Tails' decorating gadget, while fending off Eggman's Ball Bot attack. As Sticks celebrated New Year at the party, Eggman came and used his Slow Motion Machine to slow down time long enough for him to beat Sonic in something before new year. However, Sticks not believe Eggman's claims of victory, as it happened too fast to be seen.[35] When the Justin Beaver fever hit the Village, Sticks was turned into a Justin fan girl by Amy when she had her team hear Justin's mind control music, despite Sticks' contempt for capitalism. Now a mindless consumer, Sticks and Amy spent their money on Justin's merchandise and his autograph. Ignoring reason from the guys, Amy and Sticks attended Justin's concert where he and Dreamboat Express had a sing-off. During the show, Sticks was freed from the mind control by Dreamboat Express, now Dude-itude, with no memory of what had occurred.[36]

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Sticks gives Tails dating advice.

Sticks later came to help her team foil Eggman's attack with Decimator Bot on Leroy the Turtle, where she learned in the aftermath that Tails had a crush on Zooey. As Tails sought advice from Sticks on how to talk to Zooey, Sticks told him to perform a primal dating dance. However, Sticks' idea did not work. As Eggman began an attack though, Sticks and the team stayed back on Tails' order and saw him stop Eggman while winning over Zooey in his way.[37]

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Sticks seeking her team, from Sonic Boom #1.

While her team were fighting Dr. Eggman Sticks saw the Rock-cyborg rise up from underground beneath Tails' house and leave with the whole house. She soon found Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Amy and told them how Tails' house had been taken (initially referred to the house having been "robbed") While her friends tried to make a plan, Sticks found the Rock-cyborg's footprints and followed them while sniffing the grass, which made her team think she got the robot's scent. When she finally explained herself, she had lead the group to the Rock-cyborg. There, Sticks climbed up the Rock-cyborg to check Tails' gutters for wired tapes where she helped Tails knock the Rock-cyborg over as a part of the team's ambush, giving Sonic the chance to destroy it and bring Tails' house back on its foundation.[38]

Not long after, Sticks faced Dr. Eggman's Big Boy mech with Sonic, Tails and Amy. During the battle, Knuckles appeared and trapped his own team, claiming he now worked with Eggman since was he tired of Amy's criticism, though Sticks went ahead and trapped herself in her own cage. As they were loaded into the Big Boy, Knuckles revealed to them that he was faking being Eggman's ally to fool him. As Knuckles left to defeat Eggman (after Amy and Tails convinced him that his plan was brilliant despite its flaws), Sticks freed Sonic who in turn broke them out of the Big Boy while Knuckles made Eggman retreat. Shortly after the team took care of Orbot and Cubot though, Sticks found Amy in a panic over having lost her piko hammer.[39] Back at Amy's House, Sticks saw Amy sob over her loss which only was worsened by Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. To stop it, Sticks kicked the boys out to look for the hammer, while she helped Amy find a placeholder in her arsenal. However, Amy's failed to use them and only got Sticks and Knuckles injured. Fortunately, Sonic finds the piko hammer and Sticks went home, where she found the Rock of Justice, an ancient "weapon" she had spent years searching for.[40][41]

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Sticks after beating the Big Boy, from Sonic Boom #4.

As her friends were cornered by Dr. Eggman's upgraded Big Boy, Sitcks came to aid them and announced she would defeat Eggman with the Rock of Justice, but no one believed it was the weapon she claimed it to be, but heroes and villain alike were unimpressed at the seemingly inanimate stone, and ignored her despite Sticks begging her team to use it. Frustrated at their ignorance, she demonstrated the Rock of Justice herself by throwing it at the Big Boy, causing it to ricochet into the mech and destroy it, and Sticks hailed the weapon to her flabbergasted team. After they scared Eggman and his lackeys off, Sticks received apologies and congratulations from her friends, but then discovered that the Rock of Justice's power was used up. After mourning her loss, Sticks was taken home by Tails and Amy, where she nonchalantly discarded the Rock of Justice in a pile of rocks.[41]

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Stick and her team soon came to help Sonic when Dr. Eggman attacked him with his minions, though they let Eggman escape. Later at Meh Burger, Team Sonic met Eggman again who sought their help to operate the rides on his Eggtoberfest, which Eggman hoped to gain the villagers' trust with. Sticks and her friends complied to it, though only to keep an eye on things, where they soon after found Eggman's army attacking the villagers. After defeating the army, Sticks and her team were hailed by the villagers.[42]

Some time later, Sticks and the team arrived to defend Sonic when he was attacked by Eggman's Courier Robot. The robot then transformed into a video phone which Eggman contacted Team Sonic through to challenge them to a fair race in the Go-kart Pan-island Grand Prix. While the others accepted, Sticks objected it greatly, predicting it was a trap to copy their data with rigged scanners into one of Eggman's robots and that Eggman's kart would become a "dragon-mech".[43] The next day, Sticks watched Sonic and Eggman's road brawl from the spectators stand, completely unsurprised that nearly all her predictions were correct (Eggman's kart changed into a spider instead of a dragon). Coming to Sonic's aid at the finish line, Sticks attacked Eggman when he was not looking, while her team distracted him in Tails' Plane. After Sonic won, the team joined the attack, where Sticks got sent flying into the jungle by a piece of debris when the mech exploded. There, she found a strange portal and was startled by some mysterious people emerging from it.[44]

Worlds Unite

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Sticks meets the Maverick Hunters, from Sonic Boom #8.

Sticks retreated into the bushes as X, Zero and Axl of the Maverick Hunters emerged. Spying on the visitors, she attacked Zero when X suggested they asked around for some directions, ash she declared that she would not let them interrogate the villagers. After X explained that they came in peace, Sticks invite herself along on the robots' journey to bring down Sigma (Sticks guessed their mission, much to the surprise of her new allies). Taking a moment to grab Comedy Chimp and the Fastidious Beaver (much to the their confusion) to create "Team Sticks", Sticks took the group to Dr. Eggman's lair in search of a way to travel to different dimensions, where they encountered Orbot and Cubot. Upon being threated by Zero, the duo complied to their demands and made a makeshift Genesis Portal with a machine in Eggman's lab, with Sticks and her allies joining the hunters on their adventure.[45]

The group arrived on the scene at the very moment in which Sonic's World and Earth from the year 20XX were being fused together as part of the evil Sigma's plans. Caught in the middle of the ensuing chaos, Sticks and her allies hooked up with the heroes of the fused worlds, the New Freedom Fighters and the Robot Masters of Light Labs, to begin their eventual attack on Sigma and his forces.[46][47]

Other game appearances

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Sticks can be seen in participating in an archery event in the E3 trailer for the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Personality

Sticks is energetic and primal like a wild animal. She has sharp animal instincts, is a fearsome combatant and tenacious hunter, and when angry she enters a feral frenzy. Because of her isolated life, Sticks has become off-kilted, obtuse, mental and just plain nutty,[48][49] and she thinks others are living in an alternate world different from the normal one,[4] something that unnerves friends and enemies alike. However, she does not like having herself and theories written off as crazy (as she often turns out to be right).[14][41]

In spite of her background, Sticks is intelligent, especially when in her right element, though her manner of speaking comes off as strange to other people as she speaks in a primitive dialect she taught herself.[4][49] Also, there is a definite method in much of her madness, and her hair-brained ideas can sometimes be strokes of brilliance that lead to solutions that no one else could have thought of. Due to living in the jungle, Sticks has no concept of formal behavior, a fact she knows and worries will embarrass her in fancy situations,[9] and she is disgusted by anything cute, adorable and fuzzy.[8] She loves spending time in her burrow and returns to it for safety when a situation becomes too bizarre for her.[4] Like Tails, she is passionate about arts and crafts and makes things from what she finds in nature.[50] While not showing aversion to it, Sticks is also not very fond of technology because it "can't be trusted."[22][26]

Sticks being Sticks

Sticks describing a curse with her paranoia at its zenith.

Sticks' social skills need plenty of work.[4] She always speak her mind, even if it comes across as socially uncalibrated, and her wildness sometimes gets her into trouble during social situations.[51] Sticks is not the most trusting individual and is full of outrageous suspicions (though her instinctive skepticism often turns out to be quite accurate).[4] She is very superstitious and senses danger and conspiracies everywhere, which leaves her in a state of constant stress.[49][7][29] As such, she has equipment prepared for even the oddest situations.[9] 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, though she is also completely comfortable being alone,[51] 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.[4]

As demonstrated, Sticks has a horrible singing voice, which has been liken to "bagpipes in a wood chipper" and was bad enough to set off Tails' Disasterometer.[22]

Powers and abilities

Sticks possesses unparalleled and quite accurate animal instincts.[4] She has extremely sharp wilderness survival skills in various areas, such as creating shelter and fires, knot tying, bird calls, identifying edible mushrooms, navigation, and time measurement without modern instruments.[4][52] She is as well an outstanding hunter[4][1] Physically, Sticks is very swift and agile, capable of dodging successive laser fire with little trouble[9] and has acrobatic skills on level with a circus acrobat.[13]

In battle, Sticks is a great warrior with fearsome combat skills due to her wild side.[50][9] While she has skills in wielding weapons, she is most well-versed in the usage of boomerangs. She can throw boomerangs with absolute precision and without fail, even make-shift boomerang made from things such as ladles and robot parts.[9][3][1] She is also skilled in weapon crafting,[3] which is exemplified in the self-made weapons she uses. Also, while technology is not her forte, Sticks has some skills in programming missiles due to her past experiences of being caught in missile silos.[52]

After eating an Evil Cookie infused with Eggman's DNA, Sticks briefly gained genius-level intelligence. However, it reverted back to her normal level after being cured.[11]

Weapons

Sticks is armed with handmade weapons at all times, most notably a handmade boomerang that she keeps in tow[4] which she uses for not only long-ranged attacks, but also as a melee weapon.[7] She also has an arsenal of additional weapons available which include a bō and a giant metal mace.[40]

Relationships

Amy Rose

Amy and Sticks

Sticks and Amy.

Among her new friends, Sticks' best friend is Amy Rose, who is the one Sticks wants to get closer to the most, and they each have a joinable BFF necklace to symbolize their friendship. Amy helps Sticks adapt to civilization and in turn Sticks is willing to go to extremes to protect Amy or help her get back on her feet when she is in emotional distress.[4][40]

Sticks herself holds Amy in high regard, considering her the smartest person she knows (even more so than Tails). The two are also shown to work well together in combat. However, Sticks does not take kindly to Amy's attempts to make decisions on her behalf when she think she knows better than her and is very much oblivious to Amy's encouragements to make her act more girly.[2]

Miles "Tails" Prower

Miles "Tails" Prower is one of Sticks' teammates and close friends, though there is an opposing dynamic between them. As opposed to Sticks who is generally suspicious and has crazy ideas, Tails is an inherent optimist and relies on facts and science, which causes a great deal of bickering between them.[5]

Friends/allies

Enemies

Quotes

"Because we're a team! We got beaten to the punch, or in this case, the kick as a team. We can raise our heads proudly, knowing we've traveled all this way, just to watch someone else finish the job. When we walk down the streets and the people whisper "Those are the ones who couldn't quite save the day, almost, but not quite" we will smile together because we didn't do it as a team! I finally understand teamwork... and it is beautiful."
—Sticks' definition of teamwork, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal
"I knew it. He did have an Obliterator Bot. Why doesn't anyone ever believe me? Its not like I'm paranoid... (turns to her shadow) Stop following me!"
—Sticks when her suspicions about Dr. Eggman is confirmed, "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?"
"I knew you were coming, but you will never obliterate Sticks, because Sticks is un-obliertab... un-oblitab... un-oblite... You can't kill me."
—Sticks talking to Obliterator Bot, "Can an Evil Genius Crash on Your Couch for a Few Days?"
"Why is the music controlling us? I'm not your puppet, music master. I'm not your puppet!"
—Sticks, "My Fair Sticksy"
"My breakfast is plotting to kill me."
—Sticks, "Cowbot"
"Okay Team Sticks. The first thing you need to know is survival skills aren't about crafting and making things pretty. It's using what you got."
—Sticks teaching Amy about survival in the wilderness, "Into the Wilderness"
" Hold it right there, giant shiny men! I won't have you interrogating the poor, defenseless villagers! I mean... uh... the village full of kung-fu masters that... uh... shoot bees out of their mouths! Laser bees!"
— Sticks to X and the Maverick Hunters upon first meeting them, "Sonic Boom #8"
"That'll teach you to team up with alien overloads, you robo-trash."
—Sticks in her happy place, "Just a Guy"
"Oh, I figured everyone got blasted back to their own worlds. They probably don't remember it at all because of all the time-travel wibbley-wobbley. But you can't mess with the gooey essence of everything like that without changes happening, y'know? I bet there's still Genesis Portals out there! And there's probably even more worlds to explore! And I bet'cha at the middle of it all is some sort of nexus!"
—Sticks theorizing about space-time and the multiverse, Mega Man #52

Trivia

  • 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 until she was revealed to be a new character to the franchise.
  • Sticks can play the banjo as seen in "Unlucky Knuckles".
  • Sticks bears a resemblance to Aika from Skies of Arcadia and Cham-Cham from Samurai Shodown. Both characters have similar hairstyles and wield boomerangs as their main weapons. Cham-Cham and Sticks also grew up and live around nature. Her resemblance to the former was slightly implied in Sonic the Hedgehog #275.
  • Sticks is the only member of Sonic's crew to not wear sports tape.
  • Sticks is the only member of Team Sonic who does not wear any gloves.
  • Sticks is the only member of Team Sonic who does not wear a wrist communicator; instead, she uses an old-fashion telephone.[32]
  • Unlike the other main characters, as seen in the opening of the Sonic Boom TV series, Sticks is associated with the color green and not the primary color of her body.
  • Sticks is the only main character from the Sonic Boom franchise who is a new character. All other main characters are new versions of their mainstream counterparts.
Sticks Sonic Channel

Sticks' profile image on Sonic Channel.

  • Sticks is the first character not made by the Sonic Team or from the main Sonic the Hedgehog video game series to get her own wallpaper and profile on Sonic Channel.
  • Sticks is the only member of Team Sonic with a confirmed family member.
  • Sticks has several times demonstrated her own battle cry which is a high-pitch shrill.
  • Sticks is currently the only character in the Sonic Boom series to appear in a game outside of her franchise.
  • In "Battle of the Boy Bands," Sticks confirms she only owns one outfit.

Gallery

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Sticks the Badger.

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