Crazy Carl, or just Carl, is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog film series produced by Paramount Pictures and its spin-offs. He is a human that lives in Green Hills and was the first person on Earth to be onto Sonic the Hedgehog. However, his belief in the "Blue Devil" caused him to be labeled as the town lunatic.
Living in the town of Green Hills, Montana, Crazy Carl would discover Sonic the Hedgehog's presence on Earth, whom he would call the "Blue Devil". However, no one in town believed his stories, causing him to be labeled as the town lunatic. Crazy Carl also attempted several times to capture Sonic, only for Sonic to either elude him or make him get caught by his own traps.
Sonic the Hedgehog
One evening, Crazy Carl, along with the other residents of Green Hills, arrived to stand up for Tom and Sonic when Dr. Robotnik had them at his mercy with his Eggpod. Crazy Carl in particular had a chainsaw ready and announced that Sonic was proof that he had not made him up, but Wade Whipple cautiously told him to put his chainsaw away. After Sonic and Tom had then banished Robotnik to the Mushroom Planet, Wade told Crazy Carl to relinquish his chainsaw.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Official Movie Pre-Quill
While out, Crazy Carl caught Sonic talking to himself about giving himself a cool superhero name. While Crazy Carl insisted that "Blue Devil" was still the best name for him, Sonic dismissed it while noting that his suggestion sounded better than "Crazy Carl". However, Crazy Carl retorted that he was not as crazy as he looked.
Considered Green Hills' town looney, Crazy Carl is quite eccentric, which has alienated him from the rest of the town. However, he is not a malicious person by default, having come to the aid of the town sheriff and his rival in despite of having been laughed at by the former. He is also extremely observant. In addition, he has proven himself quite determined when it comes to achiving his goals, namely in regards to his obsession with catching Sonic and proving that he had not made him up in spite of numerous failures. He is as well laid back enough to interact with the townspeople without feeling threatened by them.
Powers and abilities
Crazy Carl possesses some skill at setting traps, such as bear traps and snares.
Crazy Carl possesses a chainsaw. His proficiency with it is unknown.
Sonic the Hedgehog
For a long time, Crazy Carl was determined to capture Sonic the Hedgehog, whom he labeled as the "Blue Devil", and prove he had not made him up to the townspeople. However, in spite of his determined and obssessive attempts to capture him, Crazy Carl sees Sonic as more of a rival than an enemy. In fact, he may have some fondness for Sonic; when Sonic was threatened by Dr. Robotnik, Carl did not hesitate to come to his while armed with a chainsaw.
Since Sonic's public reveal, Crazy Carl seems to have put his animosity towards Sonic behind him. He still thinks that "Blue Devil" is still the best name for him because of his mischievous tendencies.
- At one point, Carl holds up a drawing of Sonic, and the drawing itself is a reference to the Sanic meme.
- Carl's name for Sonic, the "Blue Devil", shares the name with the vehicle driven by Metal Sonic in Sonic Drift 2.
- In a deleted scene, Crazy Carl has a camper with the license plate number "1NOM155". This license plate number is a reference to another Sega franchise, Crazy Taxi, and it is the license plate number of the taxi cab that belongs to Axel, one of the drivers.
- "I know you're out there, and I know you're real!"
- —Crazy Carl yelling out for the "Blue Devil", Sonic the Hedgehog (film)