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This location exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Hedgehog (film series) continuity.
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The Earth is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog film series produced by Paramount Pictures and its spin-offs. It is a planet located on the "far side of the universe" that is considered by more advanced cultures to be a backwater planet.[1] It was here Sonic the Hedgehog took residence after he had to escape from Mobius.


The Earth, much like the real-life planet, is a spherical astronomical body. Its surface is covered mostly in large bodies of water that extend across millions of square miles, making the planet primarily blue in color. Dotting Earth's surface are also a number of landmasses that range between massive continents and smaller islands. Orbiting the planet is also the moon, which illuminates it during nighttime.

San Francisco, an urban area on Earth, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

The landscapes on Earth are not out of the ordinary and generally consist of large lands, mountainous territories, and deep forests as natural environments; and massive cities and small villages as artificial ones. Aside from that, though, there are areas that present natural loop-de-loop and ramp-like formations. Despite that, many of these places are touristic destinations which have something interesting to offer. Notably, however, the planet has also had signs of alien activity there, principally from the owls. This is obvious because of the temples that can be found across Earth. Nevertheless, these are very rare and are usually hidden.

Earth is inhabited by a plethora of living beings, such plants and animals. However, the most advanced species by far is the human race, which has inhabited several points of the planet for millenia and built impressive buildings such as the Great Wall of China and the Great Ball Court of Chichén Itzá. At least seven of these have even been considered the "wonders of the world". Humans have also established various sovereign states across the planet, which include, but are not limited to, Egypt, Japan, and the United States. Nevertheless, there are various territories with little to no population, as well as parks whose nature is preserved. Additionally, in recent times, Earth has been inhabited by alien beings such as Sonic.


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Ages ago, the owls chose the Earth as the hiding place for the Master Emerald. Housed inside a great undersea temple hundreds of miles away from Hawaii, the Master Emerald was left impossible to find without a compass, which itself was hidden away inside a mountain temple in eastern Siberia.

Over fifty years ago, there was a scientific experiment that involved Shadow the Hedgehog.

At some point, the evil Dr. Robotnik was employed by the United States government, whom the doctor would aid in averting several global incidents, such as a coup in Pakistan and an uprising in Azerbaijanistan.

Ten years ago, Sonic the Hedgehog came to Earth after being forced to leave Mobius. Staying in hiding, away from the Earth's human population, a lonely Sonic settled down in a cave near Green Hills, Montana.

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Sonic overlooking Green Hills, Montana, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

In the present day, Green Hills' world-weary sheriff, Tom Wachowski, received a letter of admission for the San Francisco Police Department, leading him and his wife, Maddie Wachowski, to plan their move to San Francisco. In the meanwhile, Sonic tried to play baseball himself. However, as his frustrations grew over being all alone, he accidentally unleashed an electromagnetic pulse that caused a blackout across the Pacific Northwest. In response, the United States government sent out Dr. Robotnik to investigate the incident.

With the government on his trail, Sonic fled to Tom's garage so he could escape to the Mushroom Planet with a Ring in peace. However, he was found by Tom, and the latter shot him with a tranquilizer. As Sonic passed out, he accidentally sent his remaining Rings to San Francisco. When Sonic recovered under Tom's watch, Sonic convinced Tom to help him hide from Robotnik when he arrived. However, when Tom got on Robotnik's bad side, he and Sonic escaped. Afterward, Sonic convinced Tom to help him get to San Francisco and get his Rings back so he could escape Earth. In the meantime, Robotnik set out to capture Sonic with his associates so he could uncover the source of Sonic's powers for his own needs.

Sonic and Dr. Robotnik duking it out in San Francisco, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

While trying to kill Sonic and Tom during their travel, during which the hedgehog and human bonded through some escapades, Robotnik learned to harness the power of one of Sonic's energized quills. Meanwhile, Tom and Sonic arrived in San Francisco. There, Sonic, Tom and Maddie retrieved Sonic's Rings, only for them to be attacked by Robotnik aboard his Eggpod. After Sonic sent Tom and Maddie to Green Hills with a Ring, he was pursued by Robotnik across the planet as he tried to escape the doctor through Ring portals, before ending up in Green Hills. There, with Tom's help, Sonic defeated Robotnik and sent him to the Mushroom Planet. Afterward, Robotnik's records were erased by the United States government, and Sonic was allowed to move in with the Wachowskis, who had decided to stay in Green Hills after everything that had happened. The United States government also tried to make contact with Sonic, but failed.

In the meantime, Tails arrived on Earth while looking for Sonic.

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Following the incident in San Francisco, G.U.N. was formed to protect the Earth from alien threats. Having deemed Sonic a threat to Earth, G.U.N. began enacting Operation: Catfish to ensure Sonic's capture, namely by arranging a wedding between agent Randall and Rachel, the sister of Maddie Wachowski and one of Sonic's abiders, in order to lure Sonic into their trap.

Several months after his battle with Dr. Robotnik, Sonic began a secret career as a vigilante, but with limited success, prompting several conversations with Tom about heroism and responsibility which eventually go through to Sonic. Soon after, Tom and Maddie went on vacation in Hawaii to attend Rachel's wedding, leaving Sonic alone at home. Soon after, Tails arrived on Earth looking for Sonic to warn him of Knuckles the Echidna, who was looking for him in order to find the Master Emerald. Meanwhile, having made a deal with Dr. Robotnik, Knuckles was brought to Earth by Robotnik so the latter could have his revenge on Sonic using Knuckles. When it came to blows between Sonic and Knuckles however, Sonic was ultimately saved by Tails. Meanwhile, having learned of the Master Emerald during Knuckles' bout with Sonic, Robotnik forged an alliance with Knuckles under the guise of desiring to help Knuckles retrieve the Master Emerald so he could destroy Sonic with it, when he in truth planned to seize the relic for himself. Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails discovered a lead on the compass leading to the Master Emerald after finding a message from Longclaw, who passed the duty of guarding the Master Emerald over to Sonic. Heading to eastern Siberia, Sonic got into hot waters with some bar patrons, but they managed to settle their dispute. In the meantime, with resources provided by Agent Stone, Robotnik and Knuckles were able to track Sonic and Tails.

The next day, Sonic found the compass in Siberia's owl temple, only for Robotnik and Knuckles to arrive and attack them. During the ensuing scuffle, Sonic and Tails lost the compass to Robotnik and Knuckles, and Tails got knocked unconscious. Left then to escape an avalanche, Sonic called Tom and got him to create a Ring portal for him and Tails to escape to Hawaii through, arriving in the middle of Rachel and Randall's wedding ceremony. There, G.U.N. captured Sonic, Tails, and Tom despite being warned that Robotnik was back to threaten Earth. Fortunately, Maddie and Rachel managed to free Sonic, Tails, and Tom and deal with Walters and Randall. In the meantime, Robotnik and Knuckles found the Master Emerald's temple in the Pacific Ocean, which drew the attention of Sonic's crew and G.U.N. Heading out to stop Robotnik and Knuckles alone, Sonic eventually intercepted the pair in the Master Emerald's temple, only for Robotnik to steal the Master Emerald and escape with it while Sonic and Knuckles fought. As the temple then began collapsing, Sonic would save Knuckles from death, who in turn saved Sonic from drowning. Afterwards, Sonic and Knuckles joined forces to stop Robotnik and regain the Master Emerald.

As G.U.N. surrounded Robotnik's base of operation in Green Hills, Robotnik would appear from it in an empowered state. With his new powers, Robotnik constructed the Giant Eggman Robot, forcing G.U.N. to retreat. Soon after though, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles reached Green Hills and engaged Robotnik and his robot. Eventually, Sonic would distract Robotnik and his machine, allowing Tails and Knuckles to reach Robotnik and deprive him of the Master Emerald. Beaten, but not defeated, Robotnik used his robot to go after Sonic and the Master Emerald, only for Tom and Maddie to appear and save Sonic from certain doom. Sonic then tried using the Master Emerald to defeat Robotnik, only for it to shatter and release the Chaos Emeralds. Using the Chaos Emeralds however, Sonic became Super Sonic and defeated Robotnik. Afterwards, Sonic relinquished the Chaos Emeralds, which subsequently disappeared. Knuckles would them repair the Master Emerald, which he, Sonic, and Tails agreed to guard together. Afterwards, Sonic would resume his lifestyle on Earth, but with his new friends and foster family by his side.

In the meantime, after G.U.N. failed to find Robotnik, they learned of a facility with connections to Project Shadow.


Sonic the Hedgehog: The Adventures of Sonic & Donut Lord

After finding himself being hunted by bad guys seeking his power on his planet, Sonic fled to Earth. Staying in hiding, away from the Earth's human population, a lonely Sonic settled down in a cave near Green Hills, Montana.

Sonic and Tom on their journey to San Francisco, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

One day, Sonic accidentally created an power outage with his powers while playing baseball with himself. The next day, Sonic found a United States government surveillance truck looking for him. As Sonic tried escaping to the Mushroom Planet with a Ring however, he was found by Tom Wachowski, who chose to side with Sonic while he checked out the truck. As Tom met Dr. Robotnik, who had been sent to investigate the blackout, Sonic was found by Badniks deployed by Robotnik, who wanted tp capture Sonic in order to uncover the secrets of his powers. As he fled, Sonic ran into Tom again, which led to Sonic accidently sending his Rings to San Francisco when Badniks attacked them. Although Sonic did not know where San Francisco was, Tom offered to take Sonic to San Francisco, which Sonic accepted. Along the way, Sonic and Tom bonded through some escapades while avoiding Robotnik's pursuits.

Arriving in San Francisco, Maddie joined up with Sonic and Tom, and together, they found Sonic's Rings on top of the Transamerica Pyramid. However, they were then attacked by Robotnik aboard his Eggpod. After Sonic sent Tom and Maddie to Green Hills with a Ring, he was pursued by Robotnik across the planet as he tried to escape the doctor through Ring portals, before ending up in Green Hills. There, Sonic defeated Robotnik after receiving words of encouragement from Tom and Maddie. Afterward, Sonic was allowed to move in with the Wachowskis.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Official Movie Pre-Quill

Having settled into the Wachowski house, Sonic would begin speeding around Green Hills to socialize from a distance while hoping for a chance to prove that he had what it took to be a hero. Meanwhile, while out on a trip, Tom and Wade received an all-points bulletin about a bank robbery at the first bank in Walla Walla, Washington, prompting them to head there to provide assistance. Hearing about the same robbery on the news, Sonic headed there to prove himself. At it turned out however, the bank robbers were only looking to retrieve a Robotnik Control Glove and a USB drive containing Dr. Robotnik's manifesto from the bank's safety deposit for Agent Stone. Though Sonic arrived at the bank, an undercover bank robber got him trapped in the vault. Afterward, one of the robbers got the control glove working and summoned Badniks to haul the vault away. Amazed, the robbers decided to keep the control glove. Sonic, however, made the Badniks drop the vault and subdued the robbers, who had the Robotnik Control Glove taken from them by a Badnik Agent Stone took control of. Afterward, Sonic made everyone keep quiet about him. Tom, who had helped take out Badniks on the sidelines, proceeded to arrest the robbers while Sonic headed home.[2]

Meanwhile, Agent Stone obtained the Robotnik Control Glove and Robotnik's manifesto. With these tools at his disposal, Stone got himself a job at Karen's Coffee in Green Hills and began using Robotnik's methods and technology to take it over within a week. Stone was then ready to move into phase two of Robotnik's manifesto.[3]


Around the World in 80 Seconds

The Earth in Sonic's traveling diary, from Around the World in 80 Seconds.

After making his home in Green Hills, Sonic started a travel diary to keep track of the many locations on Earth over the course of eighty seconds. He first visited Los Angeles, and then went to Arches National Park. Later, he went to the Great Ball Court of Chichén Itzá. He followed through London, Paris, India and Egypt. Then he went to Japan, which was followed by Sydney. Soon after, he returned to Green Hills, although he hoped to one day visit Madrid, the Sahara Desert and Yosemite National Park as well.

Sonic Drone Home

Team Sonic and Unit in Green Hills Junkyard, from Sonic Drone Home.

While Team Sonic tried to return some library books in Green Hills, Sonic had them take a detour to Green Hills Junkyard in order to investigate some noises. There, they discovered Unit, a self-aware Badnik in the process of upgrading himself in order to conquer the world. As Team Sonic fought Unit, Knuckles got ejected from the junkyard while Sonic and Tails ended up cornered by Unit. However, by taking to Unit, Sonic convinced him to pursue his own passion: poetry. While Unit recited his poems however, Knuckles returned and smashed Unit's body. With Unit's core module still intact however, Team Sonic ended up adopting Unit.

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