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Hero Chao are creatures that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. It is a type of Chao with benevolent features.



Hero Chao are small creatures with pudding-like bodies. In general, Hero Chao have round, waterdrop-like heads with large eyes but no noses, round torsos smaller than their heads, smooth feet with no legs, and arms with no visible hands. Neither their arms or feet have digits. They also have a short tail, small wings, and a floating emotion indicator above their heads.

While Hero Chao can have various looks and features, the most basic form of a Hero Chao have an emotion indicator in the shape of a halo.[1][2]

Characteristics and culture

Hero Chao are known for their benevolent features. Also, in terms of biology, all Hero Chao are by default genderless.[3] Regardless, they are still pure and child-like beings, much like any other Chao.[4][2]

Like other Chao, Hero Chao have a very distinct form of communication: their emotion-dot. The emotion-dot, which floats above a Hero Chao's head will change shape depending on what it thinks or feels.

Powers and abilities

Thanks to their wings, the Hero Chao are capable of flight.[2]


Chao Races and Badnik Bases

Hero Chao at the White Park Chao Racing Circuit, from Sonic the Hedgehog #33.

The Hero Chao were among the may Chao that competed in the qualification race in the White Park Grand Chateau's White Park Chao Racing Circuit.[1][4]

The Hero Chao who had failed Clutch and were thus locked up in a cage in his suite as punishment were later found by Cream and her friends, who decided to free all of Clutch's Chao.[4]

When Clutch unleashed the Badniks in his suite upon Cream and her friends, Cream asked Clutch's Hero Chao and the other Chao in the cage to help her friends defeat the Badniks, which they agreed to. Once the Chao were released by Belle, they proceeded to help Cream's friends destroy the Badniks. Afterward, they participated in the evacuation of the chateau before an avalanche could hit it. Once that crisis had passed, Clutch's Hero Chao and their associates came to Tails' workshop where they would have a picnic, finally free and happy.[2]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #33, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 1"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #36, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 4"
  3. Evan Stanley on Tumblr. Tumblr (15 October 2020). Archived from the original on 16 October 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #34, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 2"

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