Ah! I'm afraid of lightning!
— Miles "Tails" Prower, Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie
Miles Prower (マイルス・パウアー Mairusu Pauā?), better known by his nickname Tails (テイルス Teirusu?), is the deuteragonist in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. He is a two-tailed fox and the sidekick of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Tails is a young, anthropomorphic fox cub with unique twin tails instead of just one. He has mostly yellow-orange fur with white fur around his muzzle, front torso, and the tips of his tails. He also has black eyes. His attire consists simply of white gloves and red shoes with white toes. His shoes also have white, sock-like cuffs with light blue belt straps just above the ankles. While flying the Tornado, he also wears a brown flight helmet with goggles.
Tails has spent his whole life in the Land of the Sky, never setting foot in the Land of Darkness. He lives with his best friend, Sonic the Hedgehog, on their own small continent. During their time, Tails and Sonic served as the defenders of South Island, protecting it from the evil Dr. Robotnik, who sought to dominate all of Planet Freedom. The two of them would also work closely together with the President in their heroic efforts.
Over the time, Tails and Sonic fought Dr. Robotnik countless times to stop his evil plans. At some point, Tails became friends with Knuckles the Echidna, and they have known each other for a while.
Welcome to Robotropolis
While Sonic was relaxing on the beach, Tails decided to try out his new surfboard, during which he noticed the Old Man Owl's damaged plane fly around. When Sonic chose to ignored the problem, Tails decided to save Old Man Owl himself, only to get stuck on the plane when it was heading for the cliffs. Fortunately, Sonic arrived in time to save Tails and Old Man Owl from the crash. After landing, Tails and Sonic learned that Old Man Owl had a message from the President, who wanted them to come as soon as possible. After reaching the President's mansion however, Tails and Sonic found Dr. Robotnik and his robots holding the President and his daughter Sara hostage.
Having no choice but to listen to Robotnik, the duo learned that Robotnik's capital, Robotropolis, had been taken over by Metal Robotnik, who had let the Robot Generator run rampant. If not stopped soon, the generator would explode, destroying all of Planet Freedom. Despite Sonic's initial reluctance to help Robotnik, he and Tails soon left for Robotropolis. Tails himself was given a Navigator by Robotnik that would lead them straight to the city. When they passed through the portal from the Land of the Sky to the Land of Darkness in the Tornado however, Tails lost control of the plane and crashed. Having survived the crash, Tails and Sonic were forced to travel the rest of the way to Robotropolis on foot.
Upon reaching the ruins surrounding Robotropolis, Tails and Sonic got attacked by Metal Robotnik. When the robot proved too tough to destroy in time, Tails escaped with Sonic. However, the duo let their guard down when they thought they had escaped Metal Robotnik, who immobilized them with glue bombs. Fortunately, Knuckles came to their rescue, and with his aid, Tails and Sonic were able to destroy Metal Robotnik.
Sonic Vs. Metal Sonic
Now accompanied by Knuckles, Tails and Sonic made it to the entrance to Robotropolis. Within the city, the heroes found the Robot Generator, which Sonic shut down in the last possible moment, only to get but got caught in an electrifying green energy field. The Robot Generator then fell apart. Tails, Sonic and Knuckles then witnessed a sphere in center of the Robot Generator which had something moving inside. As the sphere exploded and the dust cleared, Tails was shocked upon seeing Sonic stand face-to-face with a robotic twin, called Hyper Metal Sonic.
Suddenly, the group heard Metal Robotnik's voice and saw the remains of Metal Robotnik rising from the ground, for then to see it fall into pieces. The group were confused as they heard voices coming from the rubble, and Tails was left dumbfounded when he saw Dr. Robotnik and Sara emerge from the remains. Robotnik then revealed that Metal Robotnik and the Robot Generator was all a trick on his behalf to get Sonic to Robotropolis. In a fit of rage, Sonic charged at Robotnik, but found himself blocked by Metal. Dr. Robotnik then introduced Metal to Tails and his group as the doctor's invention, and revealed that the green energy field that Sonic was caught in earlier downloaded his life data into Metal in order to make him the ultimate fighting machine that would allow the doctor to finally kill Sonic and destroy the Land of the Sky. When Robotnik then left Sonic with the only option to save Sara by fighting Metal, Tails was told by Sonic to stand back while he handled Metal.
After Sonic was defeated Metal, Tails took Knuckles back to pick up the Tornado and returned to the Land of the Sky. There, Tails readjusted Robotnik's navigator so it would allow them to track Metal. Tails also explained to Knuckles that since Metal and Sonic shared the same thoughts, they would be able to predicts each others' whereabouts, meaning Sonic and Metal would definitely be in the same place. That way, they would not have to look for Sonic. While making preparations, Tails and Knuckles were contacted by the President, who had been following Metal's rampage. After bringing the President up to speed, Tails learned from Knuckles' deductions that Metal's next target would be the glacial bridge at the northernmost tip of the interconnected continents. If this was destroyed, the Land of the Sky's continents would be hurled into space due to the centrifugal force of the planet. Tails then noticed Sonic in the President's room, but before he could convince Sonic of the severity of the situation, he had already left to stop Metal.
By the time Tails and Knuckles arrived at the glacier bridge, Sonic was already locked in battle with Metal. While Knuckles went to save Sara from Robotnik, Tails and his Tornado saved Sonic from Metal's grip, only to get shut down by Robotnik. Ending up together with Sara and Knuckles, Tails saw that Sonic was too busy fighting Metal to help them. He then witnessed Knuckles as he prevented the destruction of the glacier bridge that Metal had put into motion. At the same time though, Metal prepared to finish Sonic. Using Robotnik's Navigator however, Tails managed to overload Metal, thus giving Sonic the opening to take Metal out. Tails and Sonic subsequently tried to saved the President and Old Man Own when they and their aircraft crashed nearby, only for Metal to get in the way. Tails tried to overload Metal again, but Robotnik destroyed the Navigator with a laser gun. While Sonic resumed his fight with Metal, Tails and Knuckles tried to get the president out of his plane. However, the plane would explode when Metal crashed into it. To Tails' surprise however, Metal, who had been taken over by Sonic's personality, saved the President and Old Man Owl before falling into a volcanic crater where he was destroyed, much to Sonic's reluctance.
In the aftermath, Tails tried to cheer the somber Sonic up until Dr. Robotnik appeared and announced that he would build a superior Metal Sonic, as he still had the CD containing Sonic's life data. Fortunately, the CD was blown up by one of Dr. Robotnik's faulty missiles, to which Tails joined the others for a laugh. When Sonic then began chasing after Sonic, Tails would follow him.
Tails is a smart fox who likes to build machines and have fun in his free time. He hates criticism and has trouble coming to terms with his own mistakes. Despite his intelligence, is also fairly childish and prone to start crying when things do not go his way.
Powers and abilities
Tails is bequeathed with two large, fluffy tails that can twirl together. Most noticeably, Tails can spin his twin-tails like rotary blades to fly or hover like a helicopter. While in flight, Tails can move around with outstanding agility and enough speed to keep up with even Sonic. He is also fast on his feet as well, being able to move as enough to be invisible to the naked eye. However, he does not have the same amount of stamina that Sonic has.
Besides flight and speed, Tails possesses a genius-level intellect and is a master mechanic and inventor.
- In the movie, Tails is shown to have a fear of lightning, as he clings on to Sonic when he hears the loud noise.
- Also, Tails has been shown incapable of swimming in the movie.