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Why go to the trouble of hiring Fang's gang?
I guess to double his chances. That's fine by me, 'cause I can beat any odds!

Miles "Tails" Prower and Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special

Sonic the Hedgehog is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. He is a heroic anthropomorphic hedgehog with the power of super speed, and Sonic the Hedgehog's counterpart from another dimension set in the recent past.


Sonic is an anthropomorphic hedgehog with a round head and an equally round torso. He has blue fur that covers most of his body, peach skin that covers his arms, eyelids, muzzle and torso, and black eyes. He has small, triangular ears on top of his head, six quills on his head, two spines protruding from his back and a short tail.

For attire, Sonic wears two light-weight, hyper friction resistant red sneakers with white cuffs around the ankles, red soles, and white straps across the top, the last of which are held down by a golden buckle on each foot. He also wears a pair of white gloves with sock-like cuffs on his hands.


Seasons of Chaos

Sonic and crew in Spring Valley Zone, from Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special.

While in Spring Valley Zone, Sonic, Tails and Amy found a Chaos Emerald, only for Metal Sonic to steal it from them. Sonic tried to catch up to Metal Sonic, but was repelled by him. As he fell though, Knuckles caught him, who explained that he had been attacked by Metal Knuckles, who had taken one of the Chaos Emeralds from him. Suspecting that Dr. Eggman was seeking the Chaos Emeralds, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles decided to go to Summer Falls Zone, leaving Amy behind and forgotten. There, they were attacked by Fang, Bean and Bark before they could get the Chaos Emerald they just found. During this scuffle, Sonic was busy fighting Bean. Though Sonic eventually managed to catch the Chaos Emerald, Fang shot it out of his hand with his Popgun, causing it to be lost below a waterfall. Unable to recover the Chaos Emerald, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles decided to move on.[1]

In Autumn Forest Zone, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles found Eggman and Metal Sonic. The trio proceeded to attack Eggman and surrounded him, but Metal Sonic escaped them. Later, they were joined by Fang's gang and Amy, who had brought Mighty and Ray with her. Eggman proceeded to explain that Heavy King had overthrown him and begun collecting the Chaos Emeralds to gain ultimate power and conquer the world. Hearing this, Sonic decided to join forces with Fang and Eggman. The group subsequently went to Winter Caverns Zone, where they got to the entrance of Eggman's base. There, Sonic and Knuckles were attacked by Metal Sonic and Metal Knuckles. Sonic and Knuckles proceeded to fight the robots until Eggman regained control of them. Inside the base, the group found Heavy King, who began bombarding them with energy projectiles empowered by the seven Chaos Emeralds. Finding themselves on the losing end, Sonic decided to distract Heavy King so that his friends could take Chaos Emeralds from him. After Sonic caught Heavy King's attention, he made the robot focus his firepower on himself, which would run out of juice after he lost the Chaos Emeralds. With Heavy King, weakened, Sonic defeated the robot. Afterward, Sonic and his allies departed the base and decided to share the Chaos Emeralds between them to keep Eggman from getting them. Sonic himself took the blue Chaos Emerald with him and said goodbye to Tails and Amy as he left to hide his Chaos Emerald.[1]

Sonic Learns to Drive

Sonic eventually decided to get his driving license in order to take part in Mr. Munch-Um's rally race and win a lifetime supply of world-class chili dogs. For his driving evaluation, he received Kip the Capybara as his driving instructor. Sonic, however, did not know any road safety practices and kept talking to Kip instead of focusing on the road. When Kip gave him an "E" rank for his driving though, Sonic decided to get it together. However, when Sonic heard on the radio that Mr. Munch-Um's rally race was about to take place, Sonic decided to hurry to the contest using Kip's car. After taking the car through a loop, Sonic heard on the radio that Mr. Munch-Um's Road Rally had been postponed due to an attack on the city by Dr. Eggman. Before Sonic could head out on foot to stop Eggman however, Kip asked him to take a shortcut in the car at high speed. Sonic liked the idea and told Kip that they were beginning a beautiful friendship.[2]

Dr. Eggman's Birthday

Sonic and Tails were later attacked by the Hard Boiled Heavies and their fellow Badniks. However, the robots would be called back to base by Dr. Eggman himself. Along the way, Sonic also heard that it was Eggman's birthday, prompting him to give Eggman a birthday greeting.[3]

Amy's New Hobby

One time, Sonic and Tails were out looking for Dr. Eggman's newest base. As they waited for a group Badniks to appear in order to see where they went however, Sonic got stir crazy. As such, when some Badniks did show up, Sonic blasted out from their hiding place and Spin Dashed all of them.[4]

While patrolling around later on, Sonic noticed some commotion coming from Amy's house. Discovering a huge gathering there, Sonic tried getting to the bottom of this. Finding Tails and Amy in the center of it all, Sonic was told by Tails to check out Amy's self-made comics of their adventures. After taking a few looks, Sonic praised Amy for her awesome and accurate portrayals of himself. Eager to have someone to document their adventures now, Sonic began telling Amy about when he and Tails "fought" Eggman on his birthday, who eagerly took notes.[4]


Sonic is laid back, extremely confident, cool and upbeat, always ready to accept any kind of challenge. Practically fearless, he loves playing around with his opponents while mocking and taunting them. However, he is sometimes too impulsive and does not always follow proper customs. He is also impatient and reckless, as he gets stir crazy rather fast if he does not get to do anything for longer periods of time, and tends to forget his responsibilities if another topic catches his attention. Despite his somewhat cheeky demeanor however, Sonic is extremely benevolent and possesses a strong sense of justice, being ready to jump into danger at a moment's notice to defend and fight for the underdog while putting his life on the line without hesitation.[1][2][4]

Powers and abilities

Possessing the power of super speed, Sonic is able to run at amazing speed without tiring out; even laps around the planet are like small-time feats to him.[1][2] He is also very agile and capable of amazing leaps.[1]

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.[1]





See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Sonic's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.


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