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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this vehicle before the Super Genesis Wave, see Tornado (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The Tornado is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog and its spin-off comic series' published by Archie Comics. It is a two-seated, souped-up vintage-style biplane used by the New Freedom Fighters. It is typically piloted by Tails, with Sonic or others standing/seated on its wings. The plane is owned by Sonic himself, and as such, he has also been seen to be the pilot at times.



The Tornado is an old vintage biplane with a red fuselage and two grey, red-tipped main wings attached with a pair of poles on both sides. The red fuselage has a power plant with a yellow tractor screw and the word "SONIC" written in white on both sides with stretchy F-letter labels underlining them. The cockpit has only one seat. Its empennage has two small horizontal stabilizers and one vertical stabilizer, the latter having a white stripe emblazoned with an emblem of a Bumper and the formers having a yellow stripe. It also has three collapsible wheels, two under the lower main wing and one below the empennage, and a custom jet engine on the bottom.

Features and abilities

The Tornado is highly maneuverable and, with its jet engine, is able to fly at impressive speeds. It is also equipped with two machine guns.[1]


Early usage

The earliest known utilization of the Tornado was during the time Dr. Eggman planned to launch the Death Egg for the first time. Piloted by Tails, he and Sonic uses the plane to chase after Eggman as the Death Egg launched into space.[2] The duo later used the Tornado to travel to the newly discovered Angel Island, and as air support when Eggman once again attempted to launch the Death Egg.[3][4]

Shattered World Crisis

Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where the Tornado's original timeline ended.

Following the dawn of the Shattered World Crisis, the Tornado was employed by the New Freedom Fighters for a rescue mission of Uncle Chuck and Professor Dillon Pickle. With Tails behind its controls, the Tornado had to face some aerial Badniks before the team could rescue the professors.[5][1] Tails, Sally Acorn and Big the Cat later took the Tornado for a trip to Dr. Ellidy's at Isolated Island.[6][7]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #259, "The Chase: Part Two"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  4. Sonic & Knuckles
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #258, "The Chase: Part One"
  6. Sonic Universe #71, "Spark of Life Part One"
  7. Sonic Universe #74, "Spark of Life Part Four"

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