Ehsan (イフサーン Ifusān?) is a character that appears in Sonic Unleashed. He is a human resident of Shamar and a temple repairman who works on restoring the ancient ruins near Shamar. However, the many years of working in the desert have left Ehsan's sinuses nearly permanently clogged, making him unable to stop sneezing.
Xbox 360/PlayStation 3
For years, Ehsan has been working as a temple repairman, restoring the local ancient temples. After working in the desert for years, however, the sand and dust left Ehsan's sinuses nearly permanently clogged, leaving him nearly unable to stop sneezing.
During the events of Sonic Unleashed, Ehsan met Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip when the two of them first came to Shamar, where he instantly sneezed on them. After apologizing, Ehsan explained his problem with his sinuses, before he was asked by Sonic and Chip of where they could find Professor Pickle's laboratory. Glad to help, Ehsan led them in the right direction.
Some time later, Ehsan met Sonic and Chip again, where he sneezed at them again. After apologizing and explained his problem, Ehsan was asked by Sonic and Chip of where the local Gaia Temple was. After taking his think to about it, Ehsan understood what they meant, and let Sonic and Chip to the local Entrance Stage.
While Sonic and Chip were away, Ehsan learned that Professor Pickle was looking for them (though he misheard his name). Some time later, Ehsan met Sonic and Chip again, where he told them that "Professor Prickle" was looking for them. Though he was corrected by Sonic and Chip on the professor's name, Ehsan thought it was close enough.
While Sonic and Chip talked to Professor Pickles, Ehsan heard that there was trouble in Empire City. Not long after, Ehsan met Sonic and Chip again, where he told of Empire City before telling them to stay away from there.
A while later, after Sonic and Chip had restored Shamar's continent, Ehsan met them again where he explained that barrels and jars had been smashed all over town, which he thought without a doubt that it was the dark monsters who were responsible, before giving off a sneeze.
When Sonic and Chip restored another continent, Ehsan felt the tremors from the continent coming back into place, which Ehsan thought meant that the planet was coming apart again, leaving him scared out of his mind. When Sonic and Chip later returned to the town, Ehsan met them and told that the planet broke apart again, but heard to his relief from Sonic and Chip that the planet was just coming back together.
A while later, Ehsan met Sonic and Chip again, where he asked them if they did not get tired from saving the world. As he kept sneezing, Ehsan told Sonic and Chip that he thought they were like gleaming warriors in battle before asking them if he rekindled their fire.
As Sonic and Chip were heading to Eggmanland, Ehsan met them again told them that the final battle was nearing at last or something similar, before telling Sonic and Chip that the world's fate rested in their hands and wondered if they were now nervous or just excited after his comment.
Ehsan later watched on in horror with the rest of his town as Dark Gaia began to cast the world into darkness while maturing into Perfect Dark Gaia, but rejoiced while talking to Raniya as the world returned to normal following Perfect Dark Gaia's defeat at the hands of Super Sonic and the Gaia Colossus.
Much is unknown about Ehsan's past. At some point in his life, Ehsan had a son, who was named Erhan.
During the events of Sonic Unleashed, Ehsan met Sonic the Hedgehog and Chip when they arrived in Shamar, where he instantly sneezed at them. After apologizing, Ehsan explained his problem with his sinuses before being asked by Sonic and Chip of where to find Professor Pickle's laboratory, where he told them that they would have to asked the young people for that.
Over the next period, Ehsan witnessed Sonic and Chip run all over Shamar. Eventually, Ehsan met Sonic and Chip again, where he asked them if they were exchange students at Shamar University as he saw them so often, before hearing that they were just visiting Professor Pickle. Ehsan then asked Sonic and Chip if Professor Pickle was a smart man who knew the cure for clogged sinuses.
Some time later, Ehsan met up with Sonic and Chip again, where he sneezed at them again. After apologizing, Ehsan asked Sonic Chip if they were traveling around the world as he had heard of their travels, before asking where they were going next, which was Adabat. Ehsan then told Sonic and Chip that Adabat had been turned upside down by the earthquake created from the earth's shattering, but then began to realize that they were the ones fixing the planet. Before he ask them about it, however, Ehsan told Sonic and Chip not to mind him.
After Sonic and Chip had left, Ehsan became certain that Sonic and Chip were the ones restoring the planet, and eventually figured out they were looking for the Gaia Temples. Wanting to help out Sonic and Chip, Eshan told Erhan to keep an eye out for Sonic and to him to tell him that he was looking for them.
A while later, Ehsan met up with Sonic and Chip, where he told them that he had been expecting them before explaining how he knew that they were looking for the Gaia Temples. Ehsan then gave them the Moon Tablet for the local Sacred Shrine, as he knew they would need it. Before Ehsan could say anything more, however, he had a sneezing attack, and only managed to give Sonic and Chip the Moon Tablet.
Some time later, Ehsan met up with Sonic and Chip again, where he told them that he hoped they would make it back safely and that they were all rooting for them.
After Sonic and Chip found all the tablet fragments for Shamar's Gaia Gate, Ehsan met Sonic and Chip again, where he praised them for gathering the tablet fragments. As Ehsan remarked that they needed them to be combined into a Planet Tablet in order to gain access to the local Gaia Temple, he told Sonic and Chip to leave it to him as he revealed that he was the local Temple Guardian. Ehsan was then given the tablet fragments and he assembled them into a complete Planet Tablet for Sonic and Chip to use.
Ehsan later watched on in horror with the rest of his town, as Dark Gaia began to cast the world into darkness while maturing into Perfect Dark Gaia, but rejoiced while talking to Raniya as the world returned to normal following Perfect Dark Gaia's defeat at the hands of Super Sonic and the Gaia Colossus.
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Ehsan is a human resident from Shamar and a Guardian of one of the Gaia Keys. Due to his title, he was kidnapped by the Midesta Egg Army during the Shattered World Crisis.