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Quotation1 Change forms with a Cyan Wisp for the super-fast Laser form! Quotation2
Miles "Tails" Prower, Sonic Colors (Wii)

The Cyan Laser (シアン・レーザー Shian rēzā?), also known as the Laser form, is a transformation for multiple users which appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is the Color Power gained by absorbing a Cyan Wisp and its Hyper-go-on, which turns the user into a destructive laser.

Appearance

When using the Cyan Laser, the user transforms into a cyan laser beam that releases small, transparent, cyan cubes in their slipstream. In Sonic's case, Sonic's entire body turns into a large version of his own head with nearly no facial features, except for his eyes, which have lost their pupils and turned yellow.

Game appearances

Sonic Colors

The Cyan Laser made its first appearance in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors. In the Wii version of the game, the Cyan Laser can first be used in Tropical Resort Act 3. In the Nintendo 3DS version on the other hand, the Cyan Laser is the fourth Color Power introduced (not including the White Wisps) and is unlocked in Aquarium Park. In gameplay on both versions of the game, using the Cyan Laser allows the playable character to fire themselves as laser projectiles after taking aim. Any enemies or obstacles caught in the Cyan Laser's path are destroyed and when hitting things such as walls, the ceiling, the ground etc., the player will bounce off them in a perfect geometrical fashion. In addition, the Cyan Laser lets the player utilize prisms and/or optical cables.

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The Cyan Laser about to be fired on the Wii version of Sonic Colors. Notice its trajectory indicator and how it is influenced by the prism.

To use the Cyan Laser in gameplay on both versions of Sonic Colors, the player must possess a Cyan Wisp. Once transformed into the Cyan Laser, the games' respective Wisp Gauge starts to deplete, and once it runs out, the playable character will revert back to normal. To extend its duration, the player has to collect more Cyan Wisps. Also, once the Cyan Laser is launched, the player cannot control the playable character's movements or change their direction, so aim is a considerable factor. Furthermore, the Cyan Laser will always move in a straight line when fired or after bouncing off surfaces, and can only be aimed in the directions the playable character is facing.

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The Cyan Laser about to be fire on the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors. Notice the trajectory indicator.

In the Wii version of the game, if the player is in an area not suited for the Cyan Laser, the Cyan Wisp will go dormant (which is illustrated by its on-screen icon sleeping), thus preventing the player from becoming the Cyan Laser. Also, when activating the Cyan Laser in the Wii version, the playable character will start spinning in midair while surrounded by cyan cubes. While this happens, the player has to aim the playable character in the direction they want to head in, though after a while, the Cyan Laser will automatically fire itself in the direction the player was aiming it in at that moment. When aiming, a dashed line will appear which shows the initial path the playable character will travel when fired. How the Cyan Laser is aimed depends on the local area's perspective: in 3D areas, the Cyan Laser can only be aimed horizontally, and in 2.5D areas, it can only be aimed vertically.

When using the Cyan Laser in gameplay on the Wii version, the player has the following controls:

Wii Remote Sideways Wii Remote + Nunchunk Classic Style GameCube Controller
Activate Cyan Laser Shake Wii Remote Shake Wii Remote ButtonIcon-WCC-R Gamecube Z Button
Aim Cyan Laser Controlpadds Control Stick L Stick Control Stick

In the 2 Player mode in Eggman's Sonic Simulator, two players are able to combine the Cyan Laser transformation with other Color Powers, by activating the Cyan Laser and the other Color Power at the same time when they are within a certain distance, to create a new Color Power:

  • Cyan Laser + Cyan Laser: Two Cyan Lasers that shoot in a specified direction, spiraling around each other.
  • Cyan Laser + Yellow Drill: A Yellow Drill that can turn into a Cyan Laser before the Color Power ends.
  • Cyan Laser + Orange Rocket: An Orange Rocket that can turn into a Cyan Laser before the Color Power ends.

In the Nintendo DS version of the game, the Cyan Laser can be used in any area. When activating the Cyan Laser (which can be done by pressing Snnwiidsxbuttondisco), Sonic will transform into the Cyan Laser while hovering in a stationary position. While this happens, the player has to aim Sonic in the direction they want to head in, though after a while, the Cyan Laser will automatically fire itself in the direction the player was aiming it in at that moment. When aiming, the Cyan Laser's launch angle will be displayed by a short cyan line that can be adjusted within a vertically-aligned 90 degree angle. The player can adjust the Cyan Laser's launch angle with Controlpadds and then launch the Cyan Laser by pressing WiiDSA/DSB/Snnwiidsxbuttondisco/Snnwiidsybuttondisco.

Sonic Generations

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, only Modern Sonic can use the Cyan Laser. In this game, the Cyan Laser can only be used in Tropical Resort Act 2 as the Cyan Wisps can only be found there. In gameplay, using the Cyan Laser allows Sonic to fire himself as a laser projectile after taking aim. Any enemies or obstacles caught in the Cyan Laser's path are destroyed and when hitting things such as walls, the ceiling, the ground etc., the player will bounce off them in a perfect geometrical fashion. In addition, the Cyan Laser lets the player utilize prisms.

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The Cyan Laser about to being fired on the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations. Notice its trajectory indicator.

To use the Cyan Laser in gameplay, the player must possess a Cyan Wisp. Once transformed into the Cyan Laser, the player's Wisp Gauge starts to deplete, and once it runs out, Sonic will revert back to normal. To extend its duration, the player has to collect more Cyan Wisps. Also, once the Cyan Laser is launched, the player cannot control Sonic's movements or change his direction, so aim is a considerable factor. Furthermore, the Cyan Laser will always move in a straight line when fired or after bouncing off surfaces, and can only be aimed in the directions the playable character is facing.

When activating the Cyan Laser (which can be done by pressing Snnwiidsxbuttondisco), Sonic will transform into the Cyan Laser while hovering in a stationary position. While this happens, the player has to aim Sonic in the direction they want to head in. When aiming, the Cyan Laser's launch angle will be displayed by a short cyan line that can be adjusted within a vertically-aligned 90 degree angle. The player can adjust the Cyan Laser's launch angle with the control pad and then launch the Cyan Laser by pressing Snnwiidsxbuttondisco.

Sonic Lost World

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The Cyan Laser about to being fired in the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World. Notice its trajectory indicator.

In Sonic Lost World, the Cyan Laser makes an appearance on both the Wii U/PC and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. On the Wii U/PC version of the game, the Cyan Laser is first used in Windy Hill Zone 1, and on the Nintendo 3DS version, the Cyan Laser is first used in Sky Road Zone 1. Like in previous titles, using the Cyan Laser in gameplay on both versions of the game allows the playable character to fire themselves as laser projectiles after taking aim. Any enemies or obstacles caught in the Cyan Laser's path are destroyed and when hitting things such as walls, the ceiling, the ground etc., the player will bounce off them in a perfect geometrical fashion. In addition, the Cyan Laser lets the player utilize prisms.

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The Cyan Laser about to being fired in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World. Notice its trajectory indicator.

To use the Cyan Laser in gameplay on both versions of Sonic Lost World, the player must possess a Cyan Wisp. If the player is in an area not suited for the Cyan Laser however, the Cyan Wisp will go dormant (which is illustrated by its on-screen icon sleeping), thus preventing the player from becoming the Cyan Laser. Once transformed into the Cyan Laser, the player's Wisp Gauge starts to deplete, and once it runs out, the playable character will revert back to normal. To extend its duration, the player has to collect more Cyan Wisps. Also, once the Cyan Laser is launched, the player cannot control the playable character's movements or change their direction, so aim is a considerable factor. Furthermore, the Cyan Laser will always move in a straight line when fired or after bouncing off surfaces, and can only be aimed in the directions the playable character is facing. In addition, while waiting for the Cyan Laser to be fired on both versions, the playable character will spin in midair while surrounded by a cyan laser aura. Also, when aiming the Cyan Laser on both versions of the game, a cyan line will appear which shows the initial path the playable character will travel when fired.

When using the Cyan Laser in gameplay on the Wii U/PC version, the player has the following controls:

Wii U PC (keyboard) PC (Xbox 360 controller) PC (Xbox One controller)
Activate Cyan Laser Tap the Cyan Wisp icon in the top right corner of the GamePad screen.
Aim Cyan Laser Slide finger across the GamePad screen / Left Stick
Fire Cyan Laser Touch character on the GamePad screen and swipe / WiiDSA

To activate the Cyan Laser in gameplay on the Nintendo 3DS, the player must touch the icon of the Cyan Wisp on the touchscreen. While the playable character is stationary, the player can then aim the Cyan Laser using the direction controls. For then to launch the Cyan Laser, the player must press WiiDSA/DSB. The player can also cancel out the Cyan Laser before firing by touching the icon on the 3DS' lower screen. When doing so, the Cyan Laser will return to the icon.

Sonic Runners

In Sonic Runners, the Cyan Laser is an Equippable Item which the player can use during runs. In this game, using the Cyan Laser turns the user into a cyan projectile that will move straight forward through midair at high speed while drawing in nearby Crystals, Rings and Animals. Any enemies or obstacles caught in the Cyan Laser's path are also destroyed. Occasionally though, the Cyan Laser will hit prism-like objects that will either raise or lower the Cyan Laser's trajectory so that it keeps an average distance from the ground.

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The Cyan Laser in action in Sonic Runners.

In order to use the Cyan Laser, the player has two options: they can either equip the Cyan Laser before a run and then activate it manually while running by pressing the Cyan Wisp icon on the screen, or they can obtain the Cyan Laser from an Item Box in the stage, which will then immediately activate. Once transformed into the Cyan Laser, the player's Wisp Gauge starts to deplete, and once it runs out, the playable character will revert back to normal. To extend its duration, the player has to collect more Cyan Laser Item Boxes. Also, once the Cyan Laser is launched, the player cannot control the playable character's movements or change their direction.

Team Sonic Racing

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The Cyan Laser used in Team Sonic Racing.

In Team Sonic Racing, the Cyan Laser makes an appearance as a product of the Cyan Wisp power-ups that can be obtained on the race tracks. In this game, rather than transforming the playable character when using the Cyan Laser, the game manifests the Cyan Laser form separately from the playable character.

To use the Cyan Laser in gameplay, the player has to press PSXButton/A button/Switch b while in possession of a Cyan Wisp. This will make the playable character fire a manifestation of the Cyan Laser from the front of their vehicle in the form of a cyan energy beam with a reach of several meters and in the direction that the playable character is facing. This laser lasts for several seconds and can be used to damage any opposing rival racers that the beam comes into contact with and make them spin out of control for a while.

Powers and abilities

As the Cyan Laser, the user gains the same properties as that of a real laser, allowing them to move as a living beam of energy at lightning speed with enough force to penetrate even the toughest of robot armor. When hitting any surfaces as the Cyan Laser, the user can also bounce off them as if they were reflective surface. That said, the user can be redirected by prisms and travel through cables as energy. In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, the Cyan Wisp is capable of generating an electric field when reverting back or damaging certain bosses.

The Cyan Laser's only known weakness is that it can only be used for a few seconds and requires more Hyper-go-on from Cyan Wisps to be maintained.

In other media

Archie Comics

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The Cyan Laser in the Archie Comics.

The Cyan Laser made a brief appearance in the Archie Comics' adaption of Sonic Colors, in Sonic the Hedgehog #219. The Cyan Laser in the comics, however, appeared rather as an augmented version of Sonic's regular Spin Dash, instead of a transformation.

When Sonic and Tails arrived in Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park, Sonic managed to save a group of Wisp, amongst them a Cyan Wisp, from Orbot, Cubot and a pack of Egg Pawns. The Cyan Wisp then went into Sonic, granting the hedgehog the Cyan Laser, and Sonic used his newfound power to destroy the Egg Pawns in a flash and to send Orbot and Cubot running.

Jingle

Name Artist Game Length Music Track
"Color Power - Cyan Laser" Sonic Colors Tomoya Ohtani 0:17
Cyan Wisp
"Tropical Resort - Color Power / Cyan Laser" Sonic Generations Tomoya Ohtani 0:17
TROPICAL RESORT - Color Power - Cyan Laser
"Color Power - Cyan Laser" Sonic Lost World Tomoya Ohtani 0:18
Color Power - Cyan Laser

Trivia

  • The Cyan Laser is the first Color Power Sonic uses in the Wii version of Sonic Colors (not including the Color Power granted by the White Wisps).
  • The Cyan Laser can be used to deal extra damage against Rotatatron and Frigate Orcan (Wii version only), and Admiral Jelly (DS Version Only).
  • The Cyan Laser is the only Color Power that the Nega-Wisp Armor uses in both versions of Sonic Colors.
  • The jingle for when Sonic uses the Cyan Laser in all three of the games it has appeared on (Sonic Colors, Sonic Generations, and Sonic Lost World) remains the same jingle since its first appearance.
  • Originally, the Cyan Laser could only be controlled with the touchscreen in Sonic Lost World. However, a patch was later released which let the player control it with the analog stick and buttons as well.
  • Sonic Generations is the only Sonic game to have the Cyan Laser appear in a handheld game (the 3DS version) rather than appearing in both platforms.

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