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I'm a hedgehog, I'm not very good at fighting. But my dream is to one day be as strong as my dad.

— Nicky, Bessatsu CoroCoro Comic Special stories.

Nicky (ニッキ Nikki?) is the main character of the Sonic the Hedgehog serialized manga published by Shogakukan. He is a fourth grade student at Hedgehog Elementary School. Nicky is a sweet and even-tempered hedgehog of the Hedgehog Town, and the alter-ego of the heroic Sonic the Hedgehog. Nobody (except Tails) is aware of his alter-ego which he tends to transform into.


Nicky's appearance in Shogaku Ninensei stories. Art by Sango Morimoto.

In the Shogaku Ninensei stories, prior his first transformation, Nicky is anthropomorphic hedgehog with brown fur and light brown hair.[2] After the transformation though, his fur and hair became permanently light blue.[3] He also wears wide glasses without temple measurements, a red shirt with an "N" printed on it, and blue and white shoes.

In the CoroCoro Comics Special stories, Nicky is seen having similar head quills compared to Sonic's and a small fringe above his head. He is wearing black glasses without temple measurements and white gloves like other characters.



Nicky's biggest dream is to defeat the forces of evil and be regarded as a hero; unfortunately he is weak and somewhat of a coward. Even if the people near him believe in him, he does not have the nerve to take action, which is why he is often bullied by Anton Veruca. Nicky loves to spend time with his girlfriend Amy and his friends. Nicky is aware and jealous of Amy’s crush on Sonic, though he still appreciates the heroic hedgehog for fighting Dr. Eggman and saving his girlfriend, not knowing that he is Sonic. Nicky has dreams of becoming a musician, though he is incredibly bad at singing and playing his favorite instrument, the violin.


Concept artwork

Manga images



  1. Kenji Terada (in Japanese). 小学四年生 (May 1992 issue). Shogakukan. p. 96.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog (April 1992), Shogaku Ninensei
  3. At Last, We Learn the Truth About Sonic!! (3 May 1992), Shogaku Ninensei

See also