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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

Time to do that hero thing!

— Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog #230

Sonic the Hedgehog is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He was the alternate reality counterpart of Sonic Prime from the In Another Time, In Another Place Zone. Known for his speed and color, Sonic was the fastest thing in the universe, as he self-proclaimed towards himself.


Sonic looks identical to his Prime Zone counterpart. As such, he is a slim mobian hedgehog with blue fur that covers most of his body, and peach skin that covers his arms, muzzle, insides of his ears and front torso. He has small, triangular ears on top of his head, six long quills on the back of his head, two spines protruding from his back behind his shoulders, and a short tail.

For attire, Sonic wears two light-weight, hyper friction-resistant red sneakers with white cuffs around the ankles, gray soles, white straps across the top, and a golden buckle each; and a pair of white gloves.


Sonic the Hedgehog CD

In the past, Sonic learned that Little Planet had been taken over by Dr. Eggman. As such, he headed to save the planet, where he met Amy Rose. Soon after, however, Amy was kidnapped by Metal Sonic, a lethal Badnik created by Eggman to defeat Sonic. The hedgehog would then reach Stardust Speedway, where he raced against Metal Sonic. After defeating the robot, he rescued Amy.[1]

Sonic Unleashed

Sonic walking away from Eggman, from Sonic the Hedgehog #193.

In space, Sonic, transformed into Super Sonic, cornered Dr. Eggman while inside the doctor's space armada. As Eggman seemingly admitted defeat, Sonic walked away, only for Eggman to activate a machine that drained him of his Super State. While the doctor used the power of the Chaos Emeralds to shatter the world, Sonic transformed into a Werehog. Eggman, shocked at this, sent Sonic and the drained Chaos Emeralds plummeting down to the planet. There, Sonic found the Chaos Emeralds as the sun rose up, returning him to normal. Curious to know what just happened, Sonic set off to a new adventure.[2]

Sonic and the Black Knight

Sonic running towards King Arthur, but Merlina pulls him back, from Sonic the Hedgehog #197.

While preoccupied with his chili dogs, Sonic was summoned by Merlina to an Arthurian world as King Arthur and his Knights of the Underworld surrounded the young wizard. Sonic quickly engaged the foes, but Merlina held him back as he tried to take on Arthur and the two vanished so Merlina could prepare Sonic for his next adventure.[3]

Sonic Colors

As Sonic and Tails entered Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park, they tried to decide where to go first, as they suspected Eggman was up to something. Suddenly, they saw Orbot, Cubot and Egg Pawns chasing down strange aliens. As Sonic saved the aliens, he received the power of a cyan alien which he used to destroy the Egg Pawns, making Orbot and Cubot leave the scene. Using Tails' handheld as an alien translator for one of the aliens, Sonic and Tails learned that the aliens were being kidnapped by Eggman to be used as fuel. Sonic, along with Tails and the Wisps, thus set off to save the aliens and the planets.[4]

Sonic Generations

Sonic seeing his friends being kidnapped by the Time Eater, from Sonic the Hedgehog #230.

Later on, Sonic met Tails and many of his other friends surprising him with a birthday party. Sonic was then his birthday with his friends, until the Time Eater kidnapped Sonic's friends. Unhappy, Sonic tried to attack the monster, but got knocked unconscious. Sonic later woke up in a white void where he found a portal to Green Hill Zone, which he entered.[5]

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II

Sonic and Tails heading out to a new adventure, from Sonic Super Special Magazine #3.

Following a series of untold events, Sonic found himself onboard the E.G.G. Station, where he had a final showdown against Dr. Eggman in the Egg Destroyer Battlesuit. After the doctor was defeated, a chain reaction was triggered, causing the space station to be destroyed. Escaping, Sonic used a rocket provided by Tails and returned home to find the fox cub who revealed that Little Planet was making its annual return. As Sonic was reminiscing his last adventure there, the animals informed him and Tails that Eggman was up to his old tricks again, so the duo set off on a brand new journey.[1]

Olympic Trials

Sonic preparing to participate in the Olympic Games, from Sonic the Hedgehog #242.

With the arrival of the Olympic Games, Sonic and his friends got ready to participate. Meeting with Tails in the coliseum, Sonic got side-tracked by the Olympic ring banner until Tails brought back his focus. Unbeknownst to them, Dr. Eggman, along with Orbot and Cubot, had planted traps that caught all of Sonic's friends so Eggman could win the Olympic glory. As Sonic, Shadow and Tails trained for the long jump event, Tails got cornered by Caterkillers. Sonic and Shadow destroyed the robots, but Shadow and Tails got captured.[6]

Sonic being empowered with Olympic spirit, from Sonic the Hedgehog #242.

Making an appearance, Eggman gloated about his victory to Sonic. Goading the doctor, Sonic reminded Eggman that he was still here to kick his butt in the Olympics. However, Eggman had Metal Sonic compete in his stead. After several events, the two competitors were down to the 100 meter dash. Initially too tired to compete, Sonic harnessed the power of the Olympics to re-energize himself and beat Metal Sonic to the Prison Egg, releasing his friends while Eggman and his goons fled. Tails asked Sonic if he was going to rest out for the real Olympics, but the hedgehog denied, not wanting to wait for the next.[6]


Powers and abilities

Sonic's trademark ability is his super-speed. In addition, he is shown to be a very powerful fighter, being capable of destroying the Egg Destroyer Battlesuit on his own.[1]


Super Sonic

Super Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog #193.

By harnessing the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, Sonic can transform into Super Sonic. In this state, Sonic is much stronger and faster than in his normal form.[2]


By unknown means, Sonic could once turn into the Werehog. His abilities in this state are unknown.[2]

Cyan Laser

Main article: Cyan Laser (Archie)

By harnessing the energy of a Cyan Wisp, Sonic can turn into the Cyan Laser. In this state, he can turn into a laser that can blast through multiple robots without effort.






  • This version of Sonic is, for all intents and purposes, an alternate interpretation of the main Sonic from the video games.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic Super Special Magazine #3, "Time for a Comeback"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #193, "Sonic Unleashed!"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #197, "Knight Time"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #219, "Sonic Colors"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #230, "Sonic Generations"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #242, "Olympic Trials"

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