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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Hedgehog (film series) continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
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Rings are how all advanced cultures travel between worlds.


Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (film)

Rings are objects that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog film series produced by Paramount Pictures. They are special handheld portals that are used by all advanced cultures to travel between worlds.

Description

Appearance

An expanded Ring, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

The Rings' design is based on either the basic and round-edged wedding rings or solid brass round rings. In their base state, Rings are small to fit into the palm of the hand. When active however, they can grow to be a number of meters in diameter.

Powers and traits

Now, all I have to do is think of where I want the other end of the Ring to appear, and I throw it.


Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (film)

Rings can create portals that can reach practically anywhere in the universe that the user can imagine, from several dozen meters away from their origin point to planets on the far side of the universe. They are seemingly able to interface with their wielder's mind, allowing them to be controlled by thought.

To utilize a Ring, the user must either throw or drop a Ring with the intention of using it while thinking of the place they want the other end of the Ring to appear. The user does not even need to have any prior knowledge of the place they want to go to with a Ring. Conversely, if its wielder has no intention of using it, a Ring will not activate, meaning that accidently dropping a Ring will not activate it. After moving an appropriate distance following the user's release of it, the Ring will position itself vertically, although it can also set itself up horizontally when lying on the ground, and expand significantly. The size the Ring will assume seems to depend on the user's preference. However, should the Ring collide with something before it positions itself following the user's release of it, it will not activate.

Once in position, the Ring will open a portal inside its inner rim that leads to the wielder's desired location. Also, once used, the Ring that made the portal will either shrink away until it ceases to exist or simply fade away. The stability and duration of the transition through Rings vary. However, a Ring usually closes up after someone or something, be they either a singular entity or multiple ones, have passed through it.

History

Film series

Past

Longclaw using a Ring to open a portal to Earth, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Ten years ago, when Sonic was in danger of being kidnapped by Pachacamac's tribe, Longclaw gave him her bag of Rings and used one to open a portal to Earth, which Sonic could hide out on, and instructed him to safeguard her Rings, which he must use to escape Earth if he was ever discovered. After getting through the Ring portal however, Sonic tried to get back through it when he saw Longclaw was in danger, only for it to close in front of him.

For the next ten years, Sonic kept his Rings in the Hedgehog Cave. Once, he used one to take a look at the next planet he was meant to hide out on.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic accidently opening a Ring portal to San Francisco, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

When he was about to be discovered by the United States Army, Sonic took his Rings to Tom Wachowski's garage in an attempt to leave Earth for the Mushroom Planet in peace. However, when Tom found him and tranquilized him, Sonic spotted the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco on Tom's shirt, leaving him to open a Ring portal to the top of said building as he passed out and accidentally drop his Ring bag into the portal, which closed before he could get through it.

Days later, Sonic, Tom and Maddie Wachowski found Sonic's Rings on the Transamerica Pyramid's top deck. Sonic then tried using a Ring, but it got intercepted by the arrival of Dr. Robotnik in the Eggpod. During his subsequent attempt to get Tom and Maddie away from Robotnik's attack on them, Sonic dropped his Rings when Robotnik took shots at him. Fortunately, Sonic recovered one in time to sent Tom and Maddie to Green Hills before they could get killed. Regathering his Rings after that, Sonic began using them to travel between countries in an attempt to escape Robotnik, only for the doctor to keep up with him in the Eggpod and follow him through the Ring portals. Upon arriving in Green Hills, Sonic dropped his bag of Rings. Retrieving the bag, Tom used a Ring to ambush Robotnik from behind. Soon after, as Sonic stood to land his final hit on Robotnik's Eggpod, Tom used a Ring to open a portal to the Mushroom Planet, which Sonic knocked Robotnik and his trashed Eggpod into before it closed.

Later, Tails used a Ring to go to Earth, having tracked Sonic there.

Comics

Sonic the Hedgehog: The Adventures of Sonic & Donut Lord

When Longclaw helped Sonic escape to Earth, she gave him her bag of Rings, which would let him travel anywhere he could imagine, and instructed him to use them to escape Earth if he was ever discovered.

When a United States government truck began tracking him, Sonic took his Rings with him to Tom Wachowski's garage, hoping to escape to the Mushroom Planet with one from there. However, Sonic fled into the woods with his Rings when Dr. Robotnik's Badniks discovered him. There, Sonic used a Ring to take a look at San Francisco, only to accidently drop his bag of remaining Rings into the Ring portal to San Francisco, which closed up before he could get through it.

Days later, Sonic, Tom and Maddie found Sonic's Rings on top of the Transamerica Pyramid. When Robotnik appeared in his Eggpod and attacked them however, Sonic used two Rings: one to send Tom and Maddie to Green Hills and another for him to escape through. However, Robotnik would follow Sonic through his portal. Sonic proceeded to use his Rings to travel between countries in an attempt to escape Robotnik, only for the doctor to keep up with him in the Eggpod and follow him through the Ring portals, until they ended up in Green Hills.

Game appearances

Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

Main article: Ring Portal

The Ring Portal, from Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, Teen Sonic can use the Ring Portal, an Item Box power-up where he uses a Ring to transport himself to a further point up along the tracks.

Trivia

See also

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