The Figure-Eight Peel-Out, also known as the Super Peel Out, Figure Eight Super Peel-Out or just Figure Eight, is a technique that appears the Sonic the Hedgehog comics series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a move used by Sonic the Hedgehog where Sonic spin his legs like an "8" and he rockets off at super speed. His feet move so fast, he can hover in the air briefly.
When Amy Rose and Miles "Tails" Prower were captured by Dr. Robotnik, Sonic had went to the Collision Chaos Zone in order to save his friends. Unfortunately, he had a small problem: Robotnik made Metal Sonic to test Sonic's speed and strength to his own limits. After racing for sometime, Sonic began to use his "Figure-Eight Super Peel Out," as he called it. He used this to exhaust Metal Sonic's processors, which caused the robotic doppelganger to melt his own core away.
When Robotnik lost a Chaos Emeralds, Sonic used the Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick to run through most of the Zones it had created. However, Fang the Sniper shot him in the back to swipe the Chaos Emerald from him. Later on, Rotor Walrus was sick from a stomach virus and told Sonic to investigate via shrinking down into size and stopping the virus from Rotor's insiders. Sonic then found himself facing the French Frirus and after they attacked at him, Sonic used the Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick to move away from the fever.
Knuckles the Echidna had came to Robotropolis at one point, but, unbeknownst to him, Sally Acorn and Tails had caught the red echidna. Sonic, who was alarmed at this, thought that the Guardian of Angel Island was joining sides with Robotnik again. With this, Sonic went to Knuckles and, with using the Figure-Eight Peel-Out, Sonic ambushed Knuckles. Knuckles, confused, then grabbed a root from a tree nearby and pulled it to hit Sonic.
After a trial against Sonic after he was roboticized several days ago, Sonic wanted to give payback to Fang the Sniper for helping Eggman roboticized him. But, when Sonic could not get inside the Bottom of the Barrel Bar 'n' Grill, he perform a Figure-Eight Peel-Out move to access inside, as well as take out the gatekeeper of the bar. Upon Sonic's journey to the Great Desert, he was ambushed by a Roboticized Carl Condor and was quickly taken to the Death Egg. In order to escape from Carl, Sonic used the Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick.
While Sonic was transported to an alternate dimension of Mobius, Doctor J. Kintobor had built the Giant Robotno to stop the mutated Freedom Fighters from destroying his city and possibly his zone. With this, he made Sonic the controller of the Giant Robotno. In order for the robot to move fast, Sonic had to perform a Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick to make the robot super-fast.
After Sonic stumbled upon a map to Dr. Eggman's secret island, Sonic traveled across the Mobian Sea to the Island of Misfit Badniks where he would get ambushed by Badniks. Sonic was able to escape, but only to face a familiar foe; Pseudo-Sonic. Sonic would then use the Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick to try to uppercut Pseudo-Sonic, only for the robot to poke Sonic's eyes to defeat him.
Fiona Fox was missing and suddenly appears again at Knothole Village. After She revealed that she had no interest in Sonic until he was switched with Scourge the Hedgehog, Tails tried to hesitate her to join the good side again. However, she only slapped him in the face, and Sonic, agitated, attempted to perform a Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick on Fiona. But, Scourge stopped him from doing so, via running towards him.
After Dr. Eggman had burned Knothole Village to the ground, Sonic, furious at the loss of everything he cared for, attacked Eggman in his robot, but was unable to cause any damage. Eggman explained to Sonic that the robot was designed to match and outclass his speed and strength, and that he had reached his limit. Sonic, determined to show what he can do and to get back at Eggman, ran halfway across the continent to the eastern coast. There, he used a charged Figure-Eight Peel-Out move and ran back towards Eggman's robot. However, despite being faster than Eggman calculated, all he was able to do was dent the robot's shield. On the eve of the Invasion of the Eggdome, Sonic and the Freedom Fighters had to face Eggman's Egg Phoenix. Sonic had used the Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick to distract the doctor while the Chaotix and the Freedom Fighters made a plan to destroy the machine.
When Sonic and Bunnie D'Coolette were heading towards Sand Blast City after the Sand-Blasters sent a distress signal to the Knothole Freedom Fighters, Bunnie was shot down by one of Avery the Bear's E.M.P. machines. Agitated by the Sand-Blasters evil ways, Sonic performed a Figure-Eight Peel-Out move to burrow down inside Sand Blast City.
Prior to the Battle Bird Armada invasion on New Mobotropolis, Sonic and the Babylon Rogues moved away from New Mobotropolis to fight each other. But, Jet used his Gravity Ring to surround Sonic with a barrier for him not to attack the Babylon Rogues. The Battle Bird Armada ship was at pinpoint with Castle Acorn and was nearly ready to launch a beam to destroy Castle Acorn to get to Babylon Garden underneath New Mobotropolis. Sonic was released from the barrier, and a very agitated Sonic used the Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick to run towards New Mobotropolis before the Battle Bird Armada destroys Castle Acorn. He continued to use it until he went with the Babylon Rogues inside the pit to reach Babylon Garden.
Shortly after the invasion, Eggman, in his newly-built Death Egg, attacked the Freedom Fighters–Sonic, Tails, Bunnie, Antoine, and Amy–while they were protecting the Royal Family. Metal Sonic v3.5 and Mecha Sally were sent to stop the Freedom Fighters. As Metal Sonic was approaching to self-destruct on the Royal Family's vehicle. Antoine, in a selfless act, went towards Metal Sonic, grabbed it away from the vehicle, and in no time, Metal Sonic self-destructed in Antoine's face. Eggman then gathered his forces back to the Death Egg and as the Freedom Fighters came together to see the damage done for Antoine, Sonic came up with an idea to run towards the Tommy Turtle Memorial Hospital in New Mobotropolis. With this, Sonic, carrying Antoine, used the Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick and run towards the hospital at Mach-10 speed.
During the Albion Attack, Thrash revealed to Knuckles the Echidna that he put the echidnas somewhere where they wouldn't cause trouble. Knuckles attacked Thrash, but he was blown away by Thrash's supersonic screaming power. Sonic, however, attacked Thrash from the back. Sonic is agitated that Thrash took the echidnas and sent the away, and thus the hedgehog performed a Figure-Eight Peel-Out trick. He failed after Thrash used his supersonic screaming power towards Sonic.
Another Time, Another Place
During the Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II adaption, Sonic, arriving from Earth after facing Eggman in the E.G.G. Station Zone, is greeted by Tails, who tells Sonic that Little Planet's annual arrival is near. Sonic then remembers memories of his previous adventures on Little Planet. With this, a flashback shows Sonic performing the Figure-Eight Peel-Out move against Metal Sonic.
- Note: From this point, the 's history continues from his new life in the altered timeline.
- Prior to Ian Flynn's arrival as writer of the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog comics, every time Sonic used the Figure-Eight Peel-Out move, a little note from the editor mentioned the last time the Figure-Eight Peel-Out move was used.
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, "Sonic the Hedgehog"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "Go Ahead... Mecha My Day!"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog Triple Trouble, "Trriple Tttrouble!!!"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #33, "Let's Get Small!"
- ↑ Super Sonic vs. Hyper Knuckles, "Crash of the Titans"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #40, "Court-martial"
- ↑ Sonic Quest #2, "Sonicquest: The Death Egg Saga Book Two - Poached"
- ↑ Sonic Super Special #12, "Zone Wars: Giant Robotno"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #170, "The Island of Misfit Badniks!"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #172, "Truth of the Heart"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #175, "Eggman Empire"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #198, "Phoenix-down!"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #217, "Thicker Than Water Part One"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #35, "Babylon Rising Part 3: Retribution"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #36, "Babylon Rising Part 4: Resurrection"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #234, "Unthinkable"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #244, "Endangered Species Part Two: Extinction Event"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #245, "Endangered Species Part Three: Restoration Efforts"
- ↑ Mega Man #25, "When Worlds Collide Part Four: Through the Looking Glass"
- ↑ Sonic Super Special Magazine #3, "Time for a Comeback"