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— Burning Blaze, Sonic Rush Adventure

Burning Blaze[1] (バーニングブレイズ[2] Bāningu Bureizu?) is a transformation that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is the super transformation[3] or Sol transformation[note 2] of Blaze the Cat, achieved by harnessing the power of the seven Sol Emeralds. This form has been used by Blaze on a few occasions to save the Sol Dimension and Sonic's universe from certain doom.

Appearance[]

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Burning Blaze, from Sonic Rush Adventure.

Visual changes to Blaze following her transformation include her lavender fur becoming pink, the tip of her tail turning into red flames, and the highlights at the end of her ponytail having been erased completely in place of flames. Her tailcoat also turns red, with its bottom rim having changed from a dark pink to a golden shade of yellow. The cuffs on her gloves and shoes are also turned into magenta flames which move slightly up her sleeves and leggings. Lastly, she is usually covered in a flaming red aura.

Game appearances[]

Sonic Rush series[]

Sonic Rush[]

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Blaze transforming into Burning Blaze, from Sonic Rush.

In Sonic Rush, Blaze, after a lifetime of not comprehending the true power of the Sol Emeralds or how to use them,[4][5] realized the importance of friendship and trusting others from Sonic and his friends. These feelings allowed Blaze to recharge the previously drained Sol Emeralds and use them to transform into Burning Blaze for the first time. She then joined forces with Sonic, who used the Chaos Emeralds to become Super Sonic, and together they foiled Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega's plan to establish an Eggmanland upon both Sonic's world and Blaze's world. After defeating the doctors' Egg Salamander, Burning Blaze and Super Sonic shared a heartfelt goodbye before being pulled back to their home dimensions. Back home, Burning Blaze continued to fly through the skies while reminiscing Sonic's words of wisdom, and promised they would meet again.

In this game, Burning Blaze appears as one of the two playable characters (the other being Super Sonic) used to fight the Egg Salamander in Exception. To unlock this fight, the player must clear both Blaze and Sonic's storyline, and have obtain all the Chaos Emeralds (via the Special Stage) and all the Sol Emeralds (via story progression in Blaze's storyline). The player switch between controlling Super Sonic and Burning Blaze, with the switch occurring after dealing a specific amount of damage to the Egg Salamander. When beginning Exception, Burning Blaze will share Super Sonic's Ring count. However, her Ring count will be decreasing by one each second. To compensate for this, the player can pick up the Rings that appear throughout the Zone. Should Burning Blaze lose all her Rings during the boss battle however, Blaze will turn back to normal and lose a life.

In gameplay, Burning Blaze will be invulnerable to almost all obstacles and attacks from the Egg Salamander; only the Egg Salamander's special rift and grabbing attack can damage Burning Blaze, each of which will make her lose ten Rings when they hit. Any other attack or obstacle will simple knock Burning Blaze backwards. Aside from that, Burning Blaze is also capable of flying around the screen and using the Burning Fire Boost, which lets her plow through obstacles and attacks. The player can also make her charge up and launch a fireball by pressing WiiDSA, which is the only attack that can damage the Egg Salamander.

Sonic Rush Adventure[]

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Burning Blaze uppercutting the Egg Wizard, from Sonic Rush Adventure.

In Sonic Rush Adventure, Blaze and Sonic became Burning Blaze and Super Sonic with their respective set of Emeralds in order to destroy the Egg Wizard (controlled by Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega) and take back the Jeweled Scepter. As the heroic duo was about to get hit by the Egg Wizard's "Planet-Buster Laser" however, Marine the Raccoon distracted the mech. This gave Burning Blaze the opportunity to uppercut the Egg Wizard and allowing Super Sonic to deal the final blow.

In this game, Burning Blaze appears as one of the two playable characters (the other being Super Sonic) used to fight the Egg Wizard in Deep Core. This stage can only be unlocked after the player clears Big Swell and obtains all the Chaos Emeralds from the Johnny's Races, as well as all the Sol Emeralds from the Missions. During the boss battle, the player can switch between controlling Burning Blaze and Super Sonic by pressing RBUTTONDSSNNdisco. This time around, Burning Blaze and Super Sonic begin Deep Core with fifty Rings in their possession. However, their Ring count will be decreasing by one each second. To compensate for this, the player can pick up the Rings that appear during the stage. Should the characters lose all their Rings during the boss battle however, Blaze and Sonic will de-transform and lose a life.

In gameplay, Burning Blaze cannot get harmed by obstacles and attacks from the Egg Wizard. However, these hazards can still knock her back if they hit her. She can also get paralyzed by the Egg Wizard's energy beams. That aside, Burning Blaze is also able to perform the Burning Fire Boost and shoot fireballs by pressing Snnwiidsxbuttondisco/Snnwiidsybuttondisco. By holding Snnwiidsxbuttondisco/Snnwiidsybuttondisco, the player can even charge Burning Blaze's fireballs, thereby increasing their size and the damage they deal.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)[]

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Burning Blaze's brief appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Burning Blaze makes a minor appearance at the end of Silver Episode. When Silver the Hedgehog faltered using Chaos Control to stop time around Blaze and Iblis, she briefly entered her Burning Blaze state to finally seal Iblis inside of her soul and fade away back to her dimension. This was mainly shown as her cuffs became magenta and she was surrounded by a flaming aura.[6]

Sonic and the Black Knight[]

In Sonic and the Black Knight, Burning Blaze appears among the winning fan art presented in the game.

Other game appearances[]

Super Smash Bros. series[]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Burning Blaze is mentioned in the description for Blaze the Cat's trophy.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Burning Blaze is mentioned in the description for Blaze the Cat's trophy in both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U version of the game.

Sonic Dash[]

In Sonic Dash, Burning Blaze appears as one of the playable characters. In this game, she can be unlocked after obtaining 150 of her Character Cards.

Image Rarity Affinity Bonus Upgrade Profile
Power-Up Highest level
SFSBBurningBlazeRender
Legendary N/A Dash Boost 12
x2 Multiplier 9
Magnet 9
Shield 12
Headstart 10

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle[]

On 10 June 2024, during the 4.27.0 update, Burning Blaze was added to Sonic Forces: Speed Battle as a playable character as a celebration of the series' thirty-third anniversary. As a "Challenger", Burning Blaze can be encountered on-track as a bot-controlled rival. Unlike most other characters, however, Burning Blaze starts out in her base form when a race begins and will only turn into Burning Blaze while using Sol Transformation. She has the following gameplay characteristics:

Image Rarity Stats Items
Projectile Boost Trap
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SFSBChallengerCardIcon
Challenger

Speed: 8/10

Acceleration: 4/10

Strength: 8/10

SFSBFireWhirl
Fire Whirl
SFSB Burning Blaze Boost
Sol Transformation
SFSBLavaBomb
Lava Bomb

Sonic Dash+ / Sonic Prime Dash[]

In Sonic Dash+ and Sonic Prime Dash, Burning Blaze appears as one of the playable characters. In these games, she can be unlocked by obtaining 500 of her Character Tokens.

Image Affinity Bonus Unlock Requirement Upgrade Profile
Power-Up Highest level
SFSBBurningBlazeRender
Sonic Dash Picky Sonic Dash Pocky Obtain 500 Sonic Prime Dash Burning Blaze Token Dash Boost 12
x2 Multiplier 9
Magnet 9
Shield 12
Headstart 10

Powers and abilities[]

Burning Blaze is an extremely powerful entity, her power being comparable to that of Super Sonic's.[7] Due to being infused with the seven Sol Emeralds' power, which emit energies that are very similar to Chaos Emerald energy, Blaze commands unlimited power[8] and access to unlimited energy.[9]

As Burning Blaze, Blaze's innate abilities far surpasses her normal ones. Her physical strength has been increased to the point where she can send the Egg Wizard flying with a single uppercut, and her speed is able to match Super Sonic's, who can move at approximately the speed of light. She also has improved reflexes and agility to match her improved movements. Like the traditional Super State, Blaze gains new abilities in this form too, including high-speed run-flight and near-invincibility to damage, although her invulnerability can be bypassed if she is hit by something with enough force, like attacks from the Egg Salamander.

Blaze's pyrokinetic abilities have received an enhancement as well. In addition to being able to launch fireballs that pack enough power to send the Egg Salamander flying, she can fire small fireballs in rapid succession or charge them to make them larger and more powerful. She can also cloak herself in an fiery aura of flames and then launch herself forward with increased speed and enormous force in order to blast through obstacles and attacks. She can even combine her techniques with similar ones to amplify their size and power; as an example, she can combine her Burning Fire Boost with the Super Sonic Boost in order to deliver stronger impacts.

Weakness[]

Much like super transformations, Burning Blaze can only stay transformed for a short time without sustainment from Ring Energy, as her transformation consumes tremendous amounts of energy.

In other media[]

Books and comics[]

Archie Comics[]

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Burning Blaze, from Sonic Universe #58.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. Burning Blaze is a Super Form achieved by Blaze the Cat. Like in the games, she can achieve this form with the seven Sol Emeralds. She was first shown first achieving this form when she tried to stop Captain Metal and destroy the Egg O' War.

IDW Publishing[]

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Burning Blaze, from Sonic the Hedgehog #9.

Battle For Angel Island[]

When launching an attack on a fortified Angel Island, which had been taken over by Neo Metal Sonic, Blaze left her team's ship while it was being gunned down by the Egg Fleet, and transformed into Burning Blaze with the Sol Emeralds. Flying the rest of the way to Angel Island, Burning Blaze enacted her part of the Resistance's plan to free Angel Island by attacking the Egg Fleet, all while noting to herself that she had to finish up quickly and help her friends on the island. She was soon after contacted by Amy, and told her that she would be with the others soon. However, while battling the Egg Fleet, Burning Blaze noticed that her transformation was beginning to run out. Seeking to finish her part of the plan now, Burning Blaze channeled the last of her strength into a massive fireball that blew the Egg Fleet's left wing unit on Angel Island off the island. Her powers drained, Blaze de-transformed and landed on Angel Island.[10]

Out of the Blue[]

Blaze later used the Sol Emeralds to briefly take the form of Burning Blaze in order to help an amnesiac Sonic regain his memories with her power. Her plan worked, and Sonic was restored to normal as Blaze powered down.[11]

Quotes[]

"I first came here as a stranger out of nowhere. I think it's appropriate that I leave the same way."
—Burning Blaze as the dimensions return to normal, Sonic Rush
"I understand now... My inherent power over fire..."
—Burning Blaze realizing her powers are a gift and not a curse, Sonic Rush
"You're right, Sonic. But... How are we supposed to fight them without getting in each other's way?"
—Burning Blaze to Super Sonic as they fight the Egg Wizard, Sonic Rush Adventure

Trivia[]

  • Burning Blaze is the first transformation used by a female character in the Sonic series.
  • Burning Blaze is the first character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series to have her clothes change after a transformation.
  • Burning Blaze's name was not confirmed until Sonic Rush Adventure, in which the name was shown in the game's Sound Test.
  • It is unknown how Blaze attained this transformation at the end Silver story's in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) when the Sol Emeralds have never been mentioned at all in the game. Ian Flynn has confirmed that this transformation has been intended in the internal script of the game.[6]
  • In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Burning Blaze is named differently in all languages, except Italian:
    • French: Blaze incandescente
    • German: Brennende Blaze
    • Korean: 불타는 블레이즈
    • Portuguese (Brazil): Blaze Flamejante
    • Russian: Пламенная Блейз
    • Spanish: Blaze llameante

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Could use this move in Sonic Dash.
  2. name of Burning Blaze's Super Form power-up in Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

References[]

  1. Sonic Team, Dimps (September 14, 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/Level: Sound Test.
  2. Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Blaze. Sega. Archived from the original on May 26, 2019. Retrieved on July 3, 2015.
  3. "Characters". The History of Sonic the Hedgehog. Les Editions Pix'n Love. September 6, 2013. p. 255. ISBN 978-1-926778-96-9. "Trivia - Blaze is one of the few female characters in the series. She is also the only one who can harness the energy of the Sol Emeralds, and doing this allows her to transform into Burning Blaze, her Super form."
  4. Sonic Team, Dimps (November 15, 2005). Sonic Rush. Nintendo DS. Sega. "Eggman: Mwa ha ha ha! A pity you can not comprehend the power of the Sol Emeralds."
  5. Sonic Team, Dimps (November 15, 2005). Sonic Rush. Nintendo DS. Sega. "Eggman: Hmph! Once we're at optimal strength, it'll be easy to get the Sol Emeralds back. A pity that Blaze has no idea how to use the emeralds."
  6. 6.0 6.1 BumbleKast for September 7th, 2022 - Priority Q&A Podcast with Ian Flynn. YouTube. BumbleKing Videos (September 7, 2022). Retrieved on September 11, 2022.
  7. Sega (November 5, 2021). ソニック & ブレイズ キャラ紹介 (Japanese). かべがみカバーストーリー. Archived from the original on November 5, 2021.
  8. TailsTube #1 (feat. Sonic). YouTube. Sonic the Hedgehog (March 24, 2022). Retrieved on March 24, 2022.
  9. Sonic Team USA (February 27, 2004). Sonic Battle. Game Boy Advance. Sega. Area/level: Emerald Beach (Shadow's Episode). "Sonic: I've heard that he who collects 7 'Chaos Emeralds' will be granted unlimited energy."
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog #10, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 2"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #32, "Recovery, Part 2"
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