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Quotation1.svg What good is a world that goes on forever? That sounds pretty lame. Quotation2.svg
— Excalibur Sonic, Sonic and the Black Knight

Excalibur Sonic[2] (エクスカリバーソニック Ekusukaribā Sonikku?), also written as Excalibur-Sonic,[1] is a transformation that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is the form Sonic the Hedgehog can achieve with the magic of the four sacred swords, Caliburn included. During his battle with the Dark Queen, Sonic achieved this form with the aid of the Knights of the Round Table while Caliburn became Excalibur, thus giving the duo the strength needed to defeat the Dark Queen and save the world of Camelot.

Appearance

Unlike most of Sonic's other normal transformations, Sonic himself does not undergo any physical change. Instead, he dons a shining golden armor with silver accents. This armor covers his entire body (except for his tail) and is highly detailed. Noticeably, his feet armor resemble Sonic's shoes, but with upturned and pointy toes, and sharp cuffs on each side. He also gets sharp kneepads, pelvis plates, small shoulder guards, and wrist cuffs with a sharp end on each of them and a red gem embedded in them. His helmet possesses a visor with silver accents, a red gem on the forehead and wing-like ornaments on the visor joints. The armor also covers Sonic's quills and are flexible due to their multiple plates. Lastly, the armor is decorated with medival lines in various places, and a red cape runs down the back of the armor.

Game appearances

Sonic and the Black Knight

Excalibur Sonic in Sonic and the Black Knight.

In Sonic and the Black Knight. when Sonic proclaimed his intend to defeat the Dark Queen despite having Caliburn cut in half and being outmatched against the dark wizard, his resolve awoke the long-lost light of the sacred sword. The Knights of the Round Table proceeded to send their sacred swords to Sonic, and together, their power transformed Sonic into Excalibur Sonic and restored Caliburn as his ultimate form: Excalibur. Together, Excalibur Sonic engaged the Dark Queen with Excalibur in hand. In response, the Dark Queen assumed a giant spectral form of the late King Arthur. However, even that was not enough to stop Excalibur Sonic, who ended the fight by piercing the Dark Queen's spectral form with Excalibur. WIth the Dark Queen reverted back to Merlina, Excalibur Sonic let his form go as well.

In this game, Excalibur Sonic is only playable during the "Defeat the Boss: The Dark Queen" Mission in Dark Hollow. When beginning the fight, Excalibur Sonic will have one hundred Rings in his possession. However, the player cannot pick up Rings throughout the Mission. In exchange, Sonic can maintain this form without sustainment from the Rings in his possession, and his Ring count will not be decreasing over time like Super Sonic's.

In gameplay, Excalibur Sonic takes damage like he would normally during any other Mission, meaning that the player will lose Rings each time Excalibur Sonic takes a hit. If Excalibur Sonic takes a hit without any Rings on him, the player will have to start the Mission over. In return, Excalibur Sonic will only lose twenty Rings for each instance of damage. Also, he can perform dodges by rolling to the left or right when pressing Wii-Button-Z.png or WiiDSA.png respectively. In addition, while Excalibur Sonic can perform sword slashes by swinging the Wii Remote, the only attack in his arsenal that can damage the Dark Queen is Excalibur Sonic's Soul Surge, which can be charged up by countering the Dark Queen's sword trikes.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Excalibur Sonic is mentioned as a part of one of the questions in Shy Guy's quiz minigames during London Party Mode.

Sonic Dash

In Sonic Dash, Exaclibur Sonic is one of the playable characters. In this game, he can be unlocked after participating in his event.

Image Unlock Requirement Upgrade Profile
Power-Up Highest level
DashExcaliburSonic.png
Collect 500 Excalibur Sonic tokens

(23 November 2020 - 30 November 2020)

Dash Boost 11
x2 Multiplier 8
Magnet 11
Shield 11
Headstart 9

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Exaclibur Sonic is one of the playable characters, who was added to the game's roster in the version 2.20.0 update. He has the following gameplay characteristics:

Image Rarity Stats Items
Projectile Boost Trap
SFSB Excalibur Sonic.png
Special

Speed: 10/10

Acceleration: 5/10

Strength: 7/10

SoulSurgeSFSB.png
Soul Surge
MeteorChargeSFSB.png
Meteor Charge
KingsJudgementSFSB.png
King's Judgement

Powers and abilities

In this form, Sonic is renowned as the ultimate Knight, hinting a high level of skill and power.[1] He has increased strength, allowing him to deflect the massive sword strikes from the Dark Queen's spectral form with ease, and the ability to fly at high speed. In addition, Sonic retains his skills in swordsmanship, allowing him to parry the crushing sword strikes from the Dark Queen and deflect projectiles with just Excalibur. He also gains increased acrobatic skills and reflexes that enables him to make spinning rolls in midair to avoid attacks. Lastly, he can channel a form of magical golden energy into Excalibur that greatly increases the devastating power behind his sword thrusts.

Weapon

Main article: Excalibur

As Excalibur Sonic, Sonic wields Caliburn in his legendary form, Excalibur, the greatest of all the sacred swords. With it, Excalibur Sonic can cut through anything, including magical barriers, and deflect magical energy projectiles. He can also use Excalibur for his most powerful attack where he thrusts Excalibur directly through his opponent while enveloped in a golden energy meteor.

Quotes

"Heh! Let's do this!"
—Excalibur Sonic about to battle the Dark Queen, Sonic and the Black Knight.
"Argh! Dodging to the right or left's the only way."
—Excalibur Sonic attempting to dodge Dark Queen's attack, Sonic and the Black Knight.
"Nah, it's not gonna end. My stories only end when I stop running!"
—Excalibur Sonic response when the Dark Queen asks him if he wants to see the Arthurian realm come to an end, Sonic and the Black Knight.
"Good, 'cause I don't ever want to know such one-sided sadness."
—Excalibur Sonic's response to the Dark Queen when she proclaims her sadness about the kingdom's future, Sonic and the Black Knight.
"Heh heh! My trusty sword's gonna teach you a lesson."
—Excalibur Sonic backing up one of Excalibur's remarks, Sonic and the Black Knight.
"Yeah, it was a shocker for me too!"
—Excalibur Sonic explaining his reaction to Caliburn's transformation, Sonic and the Black Knight.
"I already told you, I don't mind playing the bad guy every once in a while."
—Excalibur Sonic reminds Merlina of his earlier statement to her, Sonic and the Black Knight.
"What I can't understand is how you can call such a boring sounding place 'magnificent'."
—Excalibur Sonic's opinion about the Dark Queen's ideal kingdom, Sonic and the Black Knight.

Merchandise

A Jazwares packet featuring Excalibur Sonic and Sir Lancelot.

Jazwares made an action figure of Excalibur Sonic more than three years after Sonic and the Black Knight was released.

Trivia

  • Excalibur Sonic is the first transformation where Sonic's fur does not change color.
  • Excalibur Sonic shares his title as the "Ultimate Knight" with Sir Lancelot, who has referred to himself by that title during the second fight with him.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic Team (13 March 2009). Sonic and the Black Knight. Wii. Gallery. Vault 1. [Excalibur-Sonic and Excalibur] "Behold the golden light and mighty grandeur! The ultimate Knight, Excalibur-Sonic!"
  2. Sega (November 13, 2011). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Nintendo Wii. Sega. Area: London Party. "Shy Guy: Sonic the Werehog wears a golden suit of armor and a helmet, right? [...] That's Excalibur Sonic!"

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