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An image of Sanic from the official Sonic social media.

Sanic, a deliberate misspelling of "Sonic", refers to a series of internet artworks, memes, and game modifications featuring a poor depiction of Sonic the Hedgehog. During the 2010s, Sanic was officially referenced multiple times, mainly on the Sonic social media accounts.[1] Sanic is commonly associated with a poorly-drawn fan illustration of Sonic titled "Sanic Hegehog", as well as the "Gotta Go Fast" catchphrase.


The original Sanic illustration, titled "Sanic Hegehog".

On 31 March 2010, YouTuber "0nyxheart" uploaded a video titled "How 2 Draw Sanic Hegehog", containing footage of the creation of the original Sanic illustration in Microsoft Paint accompanied by a distorted version of the music for Green Hill Zone. The finished illustration has a quote referencing one of Sonic's taunts from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, "C'mon, step it up!". The original upload of the video has since been removed, but has been reuploaded by fans. Sanic has since grown an internet cult-following and has been recognized by Sega, and the design by 0nyxheart in particular has been used many times, mainly on social media. The official Sonic social media team created a 3D model based on 0nyxheart's illustration, and it has been used in merchandise, YouTube videos, social media posts, and even appeared in downloadable content for Sonic Forces.[2][3][4]

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  1. Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (11 December 2015). Retrieved on 3 April 2021.
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (14 February 2018). Retrieved on 3 April 2021.
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (1 April 2018). Retrieved on 3 April 2021.
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog on Twitter. Twitter (25 November 2017). Retrieved on 3 April 2021.
  5. Saisselin, Peter (29 April 2017). "Do Not Disturb". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 77. Boomerang.

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Sonic the Hedgehog in other media