Miles Prower, better known by his nickname Tails, is the deuteragonist of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. He is Sonic's faithful sidekick and adopted younger brother who is able to fly by using his two tails as propellers.
Tails looks similar to his game counterpart, but his fur color is burnt orange/brown instead of a yellowish-orange. The main differences are his smaller ears, shorter bangs, smaller muzzle, black eyes, and shorter appearance. He has the same two tails, shoes (although they are narrower), and wristbands (blue instead of black).
When he was just an infant, Tails somehow lost his family in the wilds. After a long time, young Tails decided he was a bird due to his ability to fly and tried to live with them, but was kicked out of some birds' nest. Tails then literally landed on top of Sonic and, after answering Sonic's questions, asked him if he could live with him. Sonic initially declined, but Tails followed him and after getting him into some mishaps, Sonic agreed to letting him stay with him, adopting him as a younger brother. Sonic then gave Tails the name "Tails" after Tails explains he hates his real name, Miles.
While Tails has proven himself indeed useful to Sonic in many situations, he has in many situations been a hindrance. Because he is very young and he cannot defend himself, he is incredibly susceptible to kidnappings. Sonic appears to know of this flaw and does his best to protect him. Sometimes though, Tails can be the hero of the episode (as in "Tails Tale", and "Tails Prevails") He can pilot an airplane. He (like Sonic) is rivals with Scratch, Grounder, Coconuts and overall Dr. Robotnik.
Tails is youthful, innocent, sweet, polite, and friendly. He appears to be slightly gullible and naïve, sometimes getting tricked into being caught by villains. Tails also idolizes Sonic. He calls him his hero and his best friend and loves tagging along on his adventures and helping him save the world. Like Sonic, his favorite food is chili dogs, but apparently Tails likes extra cheese on his. Tails is known to get jealous whenever Sonic stops paying attention to him, whether it is a girl or something else. Tails is usually the one that discovers a way out of situations that look bad, but due to his young age, he occasionally gets into bad situations himself.
Tails is disgusted by romance. He sometimes finds it gross when Sonic flirts with girls, and vice versa. Tails hates his real name and does not want anyone to know about it, a fact that Sonic occasionally exploits to get him out of danger. However, by the time of the episode "Tails' Tale" he cheerfully introduces himself by his real name to William Le Due.
Powers and abilities
Tails possesses a pair of twin-tails which he can utilize to achieve flight by twirling them around like rotary blades, enabling him to lift himself off the ground and fly around in mid-air like a helicopter. While in flight, he can move fast enough to keep up with Sonic.
While he does not regularly show it, Tails seems to have vast skills in mechanics and can operate independently in drastic situations, much like his mainstream counterpart. One instance of this was lacing an entire building with booby-traps in order to revive Sonic from a nasty ailment. He also built Sonic a flying bike for his birthday out of parts he found from a junkyard and invented a machine that would have stopped Dr. Robotnik forever had it not been tampered with.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Tails shares a very close bond with Sonic and looks up to him like an older brother, but also sees him as other members of a family, and wishes to run as fast as him. Their relationship is portrayed with varying degrees, mostly like brothers, but also like parent and child (especially in the Sonic Says segments) with Sonic being more-or-less Tails' legal guardian. While Tails is indeed useful to Sonic in many situations, he can be a hindrance. Because he is very young and cannot defend himself, he is incredibly susceptible to being kidnapped by Robotnik and used as bait for Sonic. Sonic appears to know of this flaw and does his best to protect him, but his protection methods are often the reason why Tails gets kidnapped in the first place.
- "Hey Sonic, wait up!"
- "I should've listened to Sonic!"
- "I've been waiting a whole month for this!"
- "Hey Sonic look! There's a free poster of you in this issue!"
- "Oh you're the best Sonic, how you gonna get in?"
- "Dr. Robotnik! But why?"
- "Sonic, help!"
- "Okay, whatever you say!"
- "Hey, why be like the rest when you can be the best?"
- "Wow! You guy were super!"
- "Way to go, Sonic!"
- Tails was voiced by Christopher Welch, who was 10 years old at the time of the show's production. Welch was replaced by Chris Turner for Sonic Christmas Blast due to Welch's maturing voice, making Tails the only character within the show to change voice actors.
- Tails keeps up with Sonic with flying, whereas usually he runs with his tails propelling behind him.
- His appearance matches that of the Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog television series.
- In this continuity, Tails has to twist his tails up before they start spinning.
- While he said he cannot write due to his age in "Slowwww Going", he is seen writing in "Tails Prevails" but he is also seen to be a poor artist. This may be the case that Sonic has been taking Tails to school at certain points, as he promised he would do so in "Over the Hill Hero" (Tails even mentioned going to school in "Prehistoric Sonic"). Tails eventually got better at drawing in "Magnificent Sonic", where he draws the Badniks, Scratch and Grounder, in a Prison Cell.
- In "Hedgehog of the "Hound" Table" Tails was able to use the Emerald of Invincibility, despite not being a king.
- Due to poor translation issues, the Spanish (Latin America)-dubbed version of "Sonically Ever After" accidentally made Tails into a female character, confusing many children in Latin America. Also, the Latin American translation include character renames: Tails for "Colitas" (Spanish for "Little Tails") and Robotnik for "Mostachón" (Spanish for "Big Mustache"), mistakes carried onto the dub of Sonic the Hedgehog. None of these changes are present in the Spanish (Spain) version.