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I live for the moment. I want to see the world, find all its thrills and adventures, and enjoy them. I want everyone to have the freedom to do that, too. And you wouldn't get that opportunity if I took it away from you. I've made peace with enough enemies to know there is a better way.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #50

History[]

Personality[]

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Sonic playfully showing off after defeating some Badniks, from Sonic the Hedgehog #1.

Always prepared to put his life on the line to protect others, be they friends or civilians, Sonic is a carefree spirit and a fearless daredevil at heart.[10] He is driven by his own personal code of justice that compels him to respond to any form of evil, no matter how great or how overwhelming its threat is.[11] This attitude sometimes gets him in trouble, but it also makes him the answer to evil anywhere and everywhere.[11] Unlike most others, Sonic finds fun in fighting and thwarting evil, primarily in the form of Dr. Eggman and his empire.[10] Even when locked in a battle to the death, Sonic cannot help finding excitement and entertainment in such situations, namely because he has experienced them so many times that the stakes of such fights hardly faze him anymore.[8] Regardless, he will still confront his enemies with a serious demeanor when the situation warrants it.[12] Despite his usual cocky and laid-back attitude and massive ego, Sonic's defining traits have always been his pure heart of gold and his utter dauntlessness in the face of danger.[10] Despite his ego, Sonic is willing to swallow his pride for the greater good, as shown when he used obsequious flattery to convince his rival, Jet, to help him save the world.[6] Also, despite his devotion to the greater good, he is notably rash, often throwing himself into trouble without much of a plan in mind.

It's what I do. Just keep moving, doing good, saving folks, and living as free as the wind. Living by my way. My own way.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #2

In keeping with his footloose lifestyle, Sonic values freedom above all else and strives to live his life according to his own rules rather than the standards of those around him or for the sake of heroism and duty. As such, despite his loyalty to his friends and allies, Sonic is typically reluctant to commit to anything that requires him to act primarily under the authority of others, including his friends. As a result, he does not consider himself a part of larger organizations like the Resistance or Restoration, believing that he knows what is best for himself and and can do much more on his own without being tied down by a greater power.[13] At one point, Sonic found error in his ways as he was an indirect catalyst for Eggman's return and the spread of the Metal Virus.[14]

Sonic is an optimistic individual; as mentioned by his friends, he always puts a positive spin on things.[15] He thus refuses to give into despair, even when faced with a hopeless situation, although he has been known to drop his positivity in the darkest moments in favor of a more sympathetic outlook and somber mood.[16][14] Despite this, he never gives up and always fights to the end, believing firmly in the righteousness of his decisions and refuses to compromise his ideals and morals out of fear.[16][17] Also, since he is a hedgehog of action and is constantly looking for new adventures and challenges for himself, having nothing to on an adventure will severely bore Sonic, and staying cooped up for too long tends to make him uneasy due to his hatred of confinement.[18]

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Sonic the Hedgehog, from Sonic the Hedgehog #1.

Sonic's personality is a juxtaposition of kindness and ferocity. Extremely benevolent, Sonic's heroism is an extension of his philosophy;[19] preferring to keep things simple, Sonic lives for the moment and wants to see the world and enjoy all the thrills and adventures that come from that.[8] Sonic lives his life according to this sense of freedom and wants everyone else to have the freedom to do that too. As such, if he were to take a life, he would be taking away that person's freedom too, which goes against his own rules. Similarly, the peace he has made with several of his enemies in the past has taught him that there are better alternatives to neutralizing a threat than eliminating it, having experienced difficult cases of villains who wanted to destroy the world but were reformed by him and his allies.[8] As such, while he does everything he can to snuff out evil, he is always willing to give people that he has "a rocky start" with a chance to rebound and reform themselves so they can restart their relationships on better terms, a philosophy that he is willing to extend even to villains like Dr. Eggman or Dr. Starline.[8] He similarly cannot turn away when someone is in need of aid. Most noticeably, after helping defeat Metal Sonic, he compassionately had the robot repaired in hopes he could convince him to abandon his evil ways.[15] He likewise believes that even the worst person has good in them.[16] Far from a pacifist, however, Sonic refuses to let anyone take away the freedom of others, even when they follow his own philosophy, and will willingly resort to physical methods when a peaceful route is not feasible.[8] As such, he recognizes that peaceful methods do not always work, especially when dealing with an unpredictable enemy.

If Sonic has a flaw besides recklessness and a certain disregard for authority, it is that he tends to take things too much upon himself.[20][5] Another flaw of his is that he puts a lot of faith in the belief that everyone, even villains like Eggman, has some good in them and are redeemable, something that he himself sometimes regrets and individuals like Shadow and Espio challenge.[16][2][14] Also, because he knows that giving others a choice cannot prevent them from making poor decisions, Sonic tends to become disappointed when those he gives a second chance to choose an undesirable path.[8] This does not make him naïve, because he is still aware when enemies pose too much of a threat to be reasoned with.[6]

Sonic cares deeply for his many friends. Despite his loyalty to them, though, he never lingers too long in one place. However, his friends know he will be cruising back into their lives in no time.[11]

As the amnesiac Mr. Needlemouse, Sonic was a more aloof and relaxed individual, taking great interest in learning new things he had not heard of before.[5]

Powers and abilities[]

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Sonic breaking the sound barrier as he runs to Restoration HQ, from Sonic the Hedgehog #42.

Sonic's trademark ability is his super speed. He can travel up to speeds surpassing Mach 1, which is at the blistering speed of about 768 mph(1234 km/h). He also utilizes this in hand-to-hand combat as shown when facing Neo Metal Sonic, giving him quick reflexes and reaction time. While running, Sonic resembles a blue streak from a distance that leaves a blue trail behind him.[21][12] At the same time, he is experienced enough with his speed to turn easily while maintaining his speed.[10]

While Sonic's top speed is unknown, glimpses of Sonic's prowess are shown in his tendency to routinely scale vertical walls,[22] effortlessly knock down enemies in his path,[10] run over water,[13] and ability to build up enough momentum to throw spears with such force that they can pierce large metal structures while exerting enough air pressure to blow said structures apart.[21] His speed also allows him to perform several impressive feats, such as creating small tornadoes by running around in circles at super speeds.[3][23] Sonic's speed is so great that he could eventually outpace a spatial maze reality that folds back in on itself ad infinitum, which even Dr. Eggman knew could not hold Sonic for long.[24][25] Sonic can also use the Boost to not only increase his speed but also barge through obstacles in his path.[13]

Sonic has demonstrated complete mastery of his speed at nearly any level. Not only can he run at a maximum tilt in straight lines, but also through sharp turns with full control over his momentum, and without recklessly crashing into unintended targets. To match his super speed, Sonic also has immense, though not quite limitless,[3][16] stamina that allows him to run at high speed for days without rest.

Sonic is also a skilled acrobat with quick reflexes and reaction time to match. He is able to perform a variety of aerobatic moves and techniques, even while running.[10] Despite his size, he also has great physical strength; he is able to easily fling Amy Rose and her Piko Piko Hammer several feet into the air singlehandedly,[13] overpower Master Overlord's giant grip alongside Shadow and Knuckles,[26] and set off with enough power to bend thick metal armor.[13] Sonic can also ascend hundreds of meters into the air with a single jump.[13] He is also incredibly durable, being capable of taking a hit from an artillery shell and emerging from it without a scratch,[21] as well as enduring several powerful blows from Zavok without any serious injuries.[27]

Sonic possesses the ability to harness the power of the Chaos Emeralds. With them, Sonic can give himself a boost in power.[28] He is also a capable aerial pilot, able to properly pilot the Tornado at high speed, although he is not nearly as skilled as Tails.[29]

Sonic's core offensive maneuver is the Spin Attack, a technique where he curls into a concussive ball or cutting disk and directs himself at his targets. With it, Sonic can shred or burrow through just about any substance given enough speed, and perform moves like the Spin Dash, Homing Attack and Rolling Combo, though the last one requires the aid of Tails.[10][13]

Transformations[]

Super Sonic[]

Main article: Super Sonic (IDW)
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Super Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog #29.

By absorbing the seven Chaos Emeralds, Sonic can transform into Super Sonic. While in this state, Sonic's innate talents are incredibly increased. He also gains the power of flight and energy channeling.

Color Powers[]

Main article: Color Power (IDW)

By harnessing different variants of energy from Wisps, Sonic can use specific Color Powers to transform into a certain form that contains a unique ability. Such examples of this are the Cyan Laser and the Green Hover.

Weaknesses[]

Although well-versed in his own super speed, Sonic has trouble building up his speed in unfavorable environments, like in deep snows where it is hard to get traction or inside small rooms.[30][18] Additionally, Sonic's stamina is not unlimited; if pushed to run often for several days on end with little to no sleep, Sonic's stamina can reach its limits, causing him to feel actual fatigue and exhaustion.[3][16]

Relationships[]

Dr. Eggman[]

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Sonic and Eggman, from Sonic the Hedgehog #50.

Whatever you're up to, Eggman, it's not gonna work!


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #39

Sonic and Dr. Eggman have spent years as archenemies, due to the latter's constant attempts at planetary domination, which Sonic always thwarts, causing him to become a thorn in Eggman's side.[10] The two have battled for the fate of the world under various circumstances, from Eggman's imprisonment of various types of wildlife to the planet's surface being shattered by the Chaos Energy Cannon.[31] Even though Sonic is aware of how dangerous Eggman is, as the doctor can pose a threat to an entire planet and spacetime itself,[31] he usually makes quips directed at the doctor, reminding him of his bad tastes and constant failures. However, if pushed far enough, Sonic will abandon his witty insults and take Eggman on with absolute seriousness.[16]

Recently, in an unexpected turn of events, Eggman managed to catch Sonic off-guard and imprison him, allowing him to easily conquer most of the world, though his reign ended when the Resistance freed Sonic and helped him defeat Eggman six months later.[10] When Sonic and Eggman next met, the latter had taken up residence in Windmill Village as "Mr. Tinker" and was seemingly amnesiac, having no recollection of his past life. Initially, Sonic was left conflicted and doubtful about Eggman's amnesia being genuine. He was also unable to make a decision about what to do with this new Eggman, as he would remember how much suffering the doctor has caused him in the past and the countless times his actions have endangered the world, yet could not find a reason to punish someone who did not remember anything from his past. Sonic later became convinced of Eggman's changed nature, which made him start their relationship over with a truce and remaining on friendly terms with him. This was a decision he firmly stood by when he defended it against Shadow. In the back of his head, however, he had concerns that the Eggman he knew would come back someday.[31][2]

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Sonic engaging Eggman during the Metal Virus plague, from Sonic the Hedgehog #23.

When Eggman seemingly returned to his old ways due to intervention from Dr. Starline, Sonic hoped for a long time that Eggman was not at the center of it. However, he was disappointed when the threat of Eggman seemed quite real.[32] When Eggman later started the Zombot apocalypse with the Metal Virus, Sonic would doubt the righteousness of his decision to leave Eggman be when he was reproached by his friends and allies for his choice.[3][33][6] Sonic, however, was convinced that no one could have expected Starline to intervene and stood by his belief that everyone, even Eggman, deserves a second chance.[2][3] During his subsequent meeting with Eggman in Barricade Town, Sonic approached the doctor in all seriousness about why he had to go back to his evil ways as there was nothing wrong with him living a life like "Mr. Tinker". Although Eggman agreed to an extent, Sonic's attempt to convince Eggman to be more like Mr. Tinker failed, as Eggman felt that him bringing "peace and unity to the world through his brilliant guidance" was better, though Sonic knew after years of battling him that that was not true. From this, Sonic was forced to continue to have Eggman as his arch-nemesis due to him refusing to change his ways.[16]

While Sonic and Eggman have collaborated several times in the past, it has only been to deal with a common threat, such as the Deadly Six or Surge the Tenrec.[2][34][35] During the Zombot apocalypse in particular, Sonic would cast aside Eggman's attempts to plant seeds of doubt in his mind by trying to confuse him and convince him that his kindness led to the development of the Metal Virus. Despite this, Sonic declared that he and Eggman would return to being enemies by the end of the conflict.[36]

Miles "Tails" Prower[]

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Sonic and Tails, from Sonic the Hedgehog: Spring Broken!.

You're a class act, buddy.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #1

Miles "Tails" Prower is Sonic's oldest and closest friend, to the point that the two can be considered surrogate brothers. Tails is likewise considered Sonic's personal wingman and partner in their various adventures,[37] and Sonic has shown much trust in Tails' abilities and technology.[12]

The pair have demonstrated near-perfect synchronization in battle whenever paired up and they complement each other with their various abilities, with Tails always being prepared to fly Sonic out of trouble or both combining their Spin Attack to form the Rolling Combo. This and much more makes them a nearly unstoppable team. Also, whenever Tails worries for Sonic's well-being, Sonic is quick to comfort the fox and assure him that he will be fine, even offering Tails to join him "just like old times."[10] Sonic likewise respects Tails enough to listen to his advice and instructions, especially when it comes to his technology.

Amy Rose[]

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Sonic and Amy on an adventure, from Sonic the Hedgehog #2.

Amy Rose is Sonic's long-time admirer and one of his closest friends, and the only one who is known to harbor deeper feelings toward him. She sometimes fails to hide these feelings around him, which often makes him uneasy.[13] Mainly due to his carefree personality, Sonic has not pursued a relationship with Amy and keeps any feelings he may possess for her to himself.[38] The two do share genuine concern for each other when trouble arises.[16][14]

Sonic has a good relationship with her, and with most of his friends, she can be subject to his jokes and teasing.[13] As opposed to the past, Sonic is more open to Amy's demeanor which has exhibited more maturity, allowing both to freely converse, especially in a work environment. Together, their minds can seemingly unravel and pinpoint any clues given to them. This has led him to inviting her on more of his adventures, as Sonic knows that they can do well when facing their threats together.[13][30][39] The two have shown their combined wits in a battle setting and have orchestrated efficient synergy.[13]

Knuckles the Echidna[]

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Sonic and Knuckles mocking Rough and Tumble, from Sonic the Hedgehog #3.

Knuckles the Echidna is both a close friend and rival to Sonic, with the two of them being no stranger to butting heads over a disagreement at worst, or partaking in banter with each other at best. Due to their rivalry, they tend to occasionally try and outdo each other.[40] Despite this, the two put a lot of trust in one another's abilities and work near perfectly to get the job done.[22] Sonic also tends to be amuse by Knuckles' excessive seriousness when he does not catch onto a comical situations.

Rough the Skunk and Tumble the Skunk[]

Rough the Skunk and Tumble the Skunk are some of Sonic's newest enemies. In comparison to his major enemies, Sonic treats them with hardly any seriousness due to their stupidity and bully-minded natures. Notably, despite them holding a deep grudge at Sonic for ruining their occupation of Barricade Town, Sonic hardly shows any interest or concern towards them, even when they directly threaten him. He also finds the duo's attempts to rhyme laughable, and even stole their gimmick to annoy them.[22][32]

Blaze the Cat[]

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Sonic and Blaze cooperate, from Sonic the Hedgehog #63.

Sonic and Blaze the Cat have known each other for some time, as seen by Sonic's introduction of Blaze to Tangle. The two seem to get along well with Sonic claiming he could count on Blaze. In addition, they seem to coordinate with each other well in combat.[41] Sonic also enjoys seeing Blaze and willingly invites her to spend some free time together him and their friends.[41][42] When Blaze later traveled to Sonic's world as part of her vacation, Sonic was glad to see her and invited her to join him, Amy, and Cream in their tea party.[43] He would also express his appreciation to her when she came to his aid in Eggperial City.[44]

Tangle the Lemur[]

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Sonic and Tangle, from Sonic the Hedgehog #4.

Sonic and Tangle the Lemur have been described as "kindred spirits"[45] due to having similar traits to each other. This includes their skill and enjoyment when it comes to battling Badniks, their desire to be in the middle of any action, their confidence, and their charisma. Even after meeting for the first time, the two were able to synchronize well with each other on the battlefield from the start, including battling together with Blaze, who Tangle had also just met during said battle.[41] Although their personalities seem to differ slightly, namely in the form of Tangle's unbridled enthusiasm and talkativeness that Sonic tries to tone down out of respect for withdrawn people like Whisper,[37] their enjoyment in fighting is something they both share together. Sonic also gladly invites Tangle on a joint adventure if an opportunity presents itself.[20][24]

Chaotix[]

They may not seem all that professional, but they get results.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #44

Sonic considers the Chaotix to be the best detectives he knows, although this is mostly due to the fact that they are also the only detectives he knows.[31] Despite this, Sonic has confidence in their abilities and considers them his friends.[17] In addition, Sonic is able to work well together with the entire Chaotix team in a fight.[31]

Shadow the Hedgehog[]

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Sonic with Shadow, from Sonic the Hedgehog #11.

Shadow the Hedgehog is perhaps Sonic's most intense rival to date. Their relationship was antagonistic before as Shadow had threatened to destroy the planet. However, Sonic and his friends helped Shadow choose a more benevolent path after he almost destroyed the whole world. Since then, Sonic has forgiven Shadow and tries to be friendly and open towards him. In contrast, Shadow remains closed off and deaf to most of what Sonic says. Regardless, the two of them have gradually become respectable comrades. Nonetheless, Sonic and Shadow can easily enter arguments with each other over minor differences and this can result in them fighting each other. Sonic does find slight joy in their competitive nature with each other while Shadow finds it annoying if anything.[2][3] Regardless, Sonic still appreciates Shadow's help, especially when he gets outside his comfort zone.[37][3]

Rouge the Bat[]

Sonic has a friendly, yet professional relationship with Rouge the Bat. While they can work well together in combat, Sonic does not usually expect Rouge to contribute to efforts that means saving the world of the goodness of her heart. Regardless, he appreciates her help, even if she does so for her own benefit.[46]

Metal Sonic[]

Y'know, in a way, Eggman didn't get a chance to stay reformed. Starline put him back on that track. But you... You just had to to go back to him, didn't you? You couldn't be like Gemerl or Omega. You just had to be a one-note jerk.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #26

Another one of Sonic's fiercest rivals is Metal Sonic, Dr. Eggman's finest creation. As a killer robot built in the image of Sonic for the purpose of destroying him, the two of are often hostile towards each other. During the time Eggman was missing however, Sonic wanted something more from Metal Sonic: to become a free person and not the obedient tool of Eggman or a slave to their rivalry. This would prompt Sonic to have Metal Sonic's repaired and let him go free after offering him a truce despite accepting that they could never be friends and that he would be content if they never saw each other again. Even when Metal Sonic rejected his truce, Sonic let him go and respected his decision.[15]

During the Zombot apocalypse, Sonic was disappointed to find Metal Sonic on Eggman's side once more. He tried to remind him of Gemerl and Omega, who were able to break away from Eggman and start living their own lives, but was reminded by Eggman that Metal Sonic would always be an enemy to Sonic, especially after his latest defeat.[36]

Silver the Hedgehog[]

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Sonic and Silver snow Frozen Peak, from Sonic the Hedgehog #14.

Sonic is good friends with Silver the Hedgehog. While Silver's awkwardness at times clashes with Sonic's more level-headed and cool-headed demeanor, which Sonic often uses to tease Silver, they are nonetheless faithful allies who put a lot of trust in one another and rely on each other. They are also well coordinated in combat.[28] During the Metal Virus plague, it was with Silver's help that Sonic was able to avoid becoming a Zombot and save the world.[47]

Whisper the Wolf[]

While Whisper the Wolf is normally very quiet and not very open to others, Sonic respects her choices and understands that people like her prefer to work alone. Sonic also does not put pressure on her and asks his more extroverted friends to do the same out of respect for her.[28][37][15]

Dr. Starline[]

Again with that guy. Well, we'll kick his butt, too.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #50

Sonic is shown to have an undisguised dislike of Dr. Starline in almost every regard, seeing him, compared to all his other enemies, as an unwelcomed nuisance and had a low opinion of him. He sees him as the main reason for Dr. Eggman's return following the Eggman War, resulting in the Metal Virus plague, and the sole reason for why he could not make peace with his archenemy.[3][30] Sonic, in particular, often described Starline as a "fanboy" of Eggman's work and would also criticize his style of clothing.[12][41] Notably, after Starline was fired by Eggman and left to himself on the Zombot-infected planet, Sonic coolly expressed how little he cared about his probable fate to a questioning Tails since the platypus restored Eggman from his amnesia and nearly killed him and Silver in an explosion.[6] Furthermore, upon being informed by Belle that Starline died after being crushed by falling debris, Sonic, already annoyed at learning his involvement, once again showed little pity to the doctor and his fate, instead showing more concern over Belle's feelings on the matter.[23] Sonic would eventually realize too late he had underestimated Starline, visibly disturbed to discover his experimentation on Surge and Kitsunami and modeling them after him and Tails, which was only exacerbated by his failure to redeem Surge and Kit.[34][35]

Cream the Rabbit[]

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Sonic praising Cream, from Sonic the Hedgehog #20.

Kid's going to grow up into someone amazing...


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #18

Cream the Rabbit is a close friend to Sonic, forming a big brother relationship with her. Notably, Sonic has great hopes for her, believing that she will grow up to be someone amazing. Her bravery and courage in spite of her age has likewise impressed Sonic on several occasions and he has stated that she has been allowed to join him on adventures due to her sensibility. In the bleakest occasions, Sonic looks out for Cream and usually tries to encourage her.[48]

Over the course of the Zombot apocalypse, Sonic would try to lift Cream's spirits.[33] Eventually though, he had to painfully watch as Cream's hope diminished as the Metal Virus pandemic unfolded. He was especially affected when Cream greeted him quite coldly after her mother fell victim to the Zombots, and was speechless when Amy told him what had happened.[14]

E-123 Omega[]

Despite their limited interactions, Sonic considers E-123 Omega a friend. However, much to Sonic's frustration, Omega does not reciprocate this viewpoint. He also does not support Omega's brutality, as he is willing to destroy even his own friends if they are turned into Eggman robots. Despite this, Sonic still showed concern when Omega was overwhelmed by Zombots and later freed him when he had been hard-wired into one of Eggman's mechas.[3][33][42] He also had no qualms about helping find parts for Omega when the latter needed to be rebuilt.[39]

Jet the Hawk[]

Jet... I get it. You've got an image to maintain. Your own way of doing things. But the fact of the matter is I can't do this without you. I need your help, Jet. And the world needs the Legendary Wind Master.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #25

Sonic and Jet the Hawk have a great rivalry between each other, mainly based on their shared passion for speed. While Sonic sees Jet as a fun individual to throw jokes at, Jet sees himself as a superior to Sonic and has no problem mocking him at any given time. Though Sonic knows that Jet is a thief, he does not consider him an enemy in the truest sense of the world and still holds a level of respect for him, trusting him enough to work alongside him when a greater threat poses a challenge. Jet's egotism and superiority complex cause him to see Sonic as more of a "goodie-goodie" whom he would rather only help if he knows he will be rewarded. Despite this, Jet also holds a certain level of respect for Sonic, enough to trust him to save the world.[6][49] Sonic is also the only one who has been able to convince Jet to help others, although namely by playing to his ego.[6]

Belle the Tinkerer[]

You've already made a difference, Belle. All the little wins, the good memories between the hard times, the friends we find... Those are real. Nobody can take that away. We'll keep moving forward. Together.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #49

Initially, Sonic was hostile towards Belle the Tinkerer, believing her to be just another Dr. Eggman-aligned Badnik to be destroyed.[18] Eventually though, he took the time learn about her personality and kindness.[50] Later, after Belle saved Tails twice and helped Cream, Sonic would apologize to her for his previous behavior and begin treating her like a friend.[50][51] He also often comforts Belle whenever she feels sadness over the fate of her creator, Mr. Tinker, who would become Eggman again and lose the persona that compelled him to build her.[25][52]

Deadly Six[]

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Sonic taunting the Deadly Six, from Sonic the Hedgehog #44.

You want to cause more trouble? Fine. Waste your time. I'll kick your butt every time.


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #44

Sonic is well aware of how dangerous the Deadly Six are, but is also very familiar with their personalities as well as their strengths and weaknesses, passing his knowledge to his friends when deploying them to battle the Zeti.[12][36]

While he does try to get under their skin with his quips, he holds great disdain towards them and the pain they want to bring to others. Ever since the Zombot apocalypse, where they would have not only been able to defeat him but also destroy the whole world if not for Silver's aid, he has become heavily wary of them, as he does not want him or anyone else to relive the harm they caused. Notably, after being informed that the Deadly Six were attacking Restoration HQ, Sonic ran straight there from Winterburg (to point of breaking the sound barrier) with a serious expression and confronted them despite being outnumbered.[12] Despite this, he was still willing to show them mercy and simply send them home to Lost Hex, even though they have made it clear that they do not regret their atrocities and will not change.[17]

Surge the Tenrec[]

Freedom is right there, waiting for you. Just take it!


— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #56

Surge the Tenrec is one of Sonic's most recent enemies. They first met at Eggperial City, where Surge attacked him in order to fulfill her programming by Dr. Starline, while also ranting about how it was Sonic's fault that she existed since he always allowed his enemies to retreat instead of taking them out. Sonic then tried to introduce himself and get to know her, but Surge was not interested and only wanted to destroy him. When Sonic expressed that he was having fun during their fight, Surge was furious and told him it was a duel to the death, which Sonic did not take very seriously as he has dealt with many situations of the sort before. Despite her persistence to take him out, Sonic, not understanding her full story, wanted to help Surge, explaining to her his philosophy of living freely and how taking his enemies' lives would go against that. When Surge interpreted this as her having the freedom to do whatever she wanted, Sonic told her he would not let her take away anyone else's freedom, either, and that he would fight her if she chose to be a problem. When Surge was hanging from a pit, Sonic attempted to help her up but she refused and fell to her presumed death.[8]

Later, Sonic learned that Surge was still alive and causing trouble, and would continue trying to reason with her to no avail, as Surge was still bent on eliminating him.[53][54] After going to Starline Base Sigma, he learned of the cybernetic modifications made to Surge and Kit by Starline, and how Surge in particular was programmed to detest Sonic.[34] Understanding how tragic her and Kit's pasts were, he continued trying to reason with Surge, even offering her forgiveness and arguing that Starline being gone meant she had no reason to want to kill him. Surge rejected all his pleas, claiming she could never be free while he was still alive as she attempted to choke him out in a puddle of water, only to be stopped by the Dynamo Cage overloading.[35]

Lanolin the Sheep[]

Sonic first encountered Lanolin the Sheep while saving her town from a Badnik attack,[13] which inspired her to join the Restoration as she did not want herself or others to feel helpless against such threats. However, it was not until the mission to take down Eggperial City that he was properly introduced to her. He appreciates her skills as a fighter and a leader, although they tend to have opposing views when it comes to approaching a mission, with Sonic preferring to go in loud while Lanolin favors a more careful and tactical approach. Regardless, they both recognize they have skills that can be used for good.[55]

Quotes[]

"I never fear the fall."
—Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #7
"I'm gonna kick the smugness outta you, Metal! As soon as I figure out how..."
—Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #10
"As much as I like adventure, I like kicking back afterwards, too."
—Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #13
"Chilling out with the promise of adventure? Life doesn't get better than that."
—Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #42

See also[]

References[]

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special, "Seasons of Chaos"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sonic the Hedgehog #6, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman, Part 2"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Sonic the Hedgehog #19, "Crisis City, Part 1"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #1, story one
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #31, "Recovery, Part 1"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "Roll Call"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Sonic the Hedgehog #50, "Battle for the Empire"
  9. BumbleKing Videos (29 August 2022). BumbleKast for August 29th, 2022 - Q&A Livestream with Ian Flynn. YouTube. Retrieved on 29 August 2022.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 Sonic the Hedgehog #1, "Fallout, Part 1"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Sonic the Hedgehog Trading Card.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Sonic the Hedgehog #42, "Zeti Hunt, Part 2"
  13. 13.00 13.01 13.02 13.03 13.04 13.05 13.06 13.07 13.08 13.09 13.10 13.11 Sonic the Hedgehog #2, "Fallout, Part 2"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 Sonic the Hedgehog #24, "The Last One Out"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #12, "The Cost of the Battle for Angel Island"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 16.6 16.7 16.8 Sonic the Hedgehog #23, "The Last Minute, Part 3"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #44, "Zeti Hunt, Part 4"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #34, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 2"
  19. Sonic the Hedgehog Free Comic Book Day 2021, "Race to the Empire"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #16, "Infection"
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #7, "Meet the New Boss"
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #3, "Fallout, Part 3"
  23. 23.0 23.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #51, "Escaping the Empire"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #37, "Test Run, Part 1"
  25. 25.0 25.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #40, "Test Run, Part 4"
  26. Sonic the Hedgehog #11, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 3"
  27. Sonic the Hedgehog #43, "Zeti Hunt, Part 3"
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"
  29. Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019, "Jet Set Tornado"
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #14, "Misdirection"
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman, Part 1"
  32. 32.0 32.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #13, "Calling Card"
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
  34. 34.0 34.1 34.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #55, "Overpowered, Part 4"
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #56, "Overpowered, Part 5"
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 1"
  38. Evan Stanley on Tumblr. Tumblr (24 December 2022). Archived from the original on 11 January 2021. Retrieved on 24 December 2022. "Evan Stanley: Sonic Team's official stance is that while Sonic does like-like Amy, he’s simply not interested in a serious relationship at this point in his life. Amy knows this, and is content with being good friends."
  39. 39.0 39.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #33, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 1"
  40. Sonic the Hedgehog #10, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 2"
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Sonic the Hedgehog #4, "Fallout, Part 4"
  42. 42.0 42.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #32, "Recovery, Part 2"
  43. Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2022, "Guardians"
  44. Sonic the Hedgehog #58, "Urban Warfare, Part 2"
  45. McDonell, Jeffrey (24 January 2018). IDW Publishing’s New Sonic the Hedgehog Comic Premieres in April. Gamnesia. Retrieved on 26 January 2018.
  46. Sonic the Hedgehog #59, "Urban Warfare, Part 3"
  47. Sonic the Hedgehog #29, "All or Nothing, Part 4"
  48. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  49. Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
  50. 50.0 50.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #35, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 3"
  51. Sonic the Hedgehog #36, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 4"
  52. Sonic the Hedgehog #49, "Wound Up"
  53. Sonic the Hedgehog #53, "Overpowered, Part 2"
  54. Sonic the Hedgehog #54, "Overpowered, Part 3"
  55. Sonic the Hedgehog #57, "Urban Warfare, Part 1"

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