Sonic the Hedgehog is the main protagonist of the Sonic Underground television series. He is an anthropomorphic hedgehog and the crown prince of Mobius who must travel and search for his mother, Queen Aleena, and stop Dr. Robotnik with the help of his two siblings Sonia and Manic whom he has a band with. He is also the leader of the Sonic Underground and one of the current leaders of the Freedom Fighters along with Manic and Sonia.
Sonic is a small, rotund hedgehog with blue fur, black colored eyes, a black nose, and peach skin. He has six spikes on his head and two on his back. He wears red sneakers that each have a white stripe on them, white socks, white gloves, and his royal medallion around his neck.
Shortly after the triplets' births, Doctor Robotnik seized power of Mobotropolis and converted it into the polluted and metallic city of Robotropolis. A bounty was placed on the children of Queen Aleena who then was forced to take them into hiding. Eventually, the Oracle of Delphius appeared before her with a prophecy which foretold that she would have to separate her children in order save their lives. Aleena sent the siblings to three different caretakers. When Sonic was young, his foster parents were arrested and their home was destroyed. Sonic was taken in by his Uncle Chuck. Sonic would learn how to play an electric guitar that, he soon figured out, could also be a weapon. He then went off to form a band after meeting Sonia and Manic. The Oracle of Delphius reappeared to tell the children of their origins. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Robotnik captured Uncle Chuck, as well as Sonia and Manic's guardians and roboticized them. It was then that the three hedgehog children would form an alliance with each other to locate their missing mother.
Shortly after Sonic, Manic, and Sonia’s births, Dr. Robotnik would seize power of Mobotropolis and convert it into the polluted and metallic city of Robotropolis. A bounty was placed on the children of the queen, and thus Aleena was forced to take them into hiding. Eventually, the Oracle of Delphius appeared before her with a prophecy which foretold that she would have to separate with her children in order save their lives. Sending the siblings to three different caretakers, Sonic was taken in by his Uncle Chuck. Sonic would learn how to play electric guitar and went off to form a band after meeting Sonia and Manic. The Oracle of Delphius reappeared to tell the children of their origins. Shortly afterwards, Dr. Robotnik captured Uncle Chuck, as well as Sonia and Manic’s guardians and roboticized them. It was then that the three hedgehog children would form an alliance with each other to locate their missing mother.
When Robo-Robotnik v1.0 utilized the Giant Borg, Zonic the Zone Cop would seek assistance from each version of Sonic Prime across the multiverse. Yet because of the overwhelming amount of Zones in the Multiverse, Sonic and his world was overlooked. Because of this, Sonic never received a piece of the Giant Borg when they were distributed to all the Sonics across the Multiverse.
Evil Sonic would appear in Sonic's dimension on a mission from Robo-Robotnik to recover the Giant Borg. Believing Sonic also possessed a piece of the Giant Borg; he located and interrogated him and his siblings. The evil hedgehog departed only for two new Sonics to appear: Sonic Prime and Zonic. Sonic, Sonia, and Manic mistook Sonic Prime for Evil Sonic until the two new hedgehogs explained who they are. Zonic would remark how he had a lack of data on Sonic and his dimension and would request an explanation of their Zone’s history.
Robotnik later appeared in the Giant Borg after recovering the pieces from Evil Sonic. Believing he captured Sonic (after mistaking Evil Sonic for him), he was hoping to find Sonia, Manic, and the rest of their resistance to destroy them once and for all. Sonia, Manic, Zonic, and the Sonics formulated a plan to defeat him. Using himself as bait, Sonic used his speed to distract Robotnik as Sonic Prime and Zonic would climb into the Giant Borg to defeat him. The Giant Borg fired a heat-seeking missile at Sonic which he decided to use to his advantage, running at the Giant Borg as Sonic Prime and Zonic took care of Dr. Robotnik. The missile would destroy the Giant Borg weapon once and for all.
After the battle, Zonic and the Sonics followed Manic and Sonia into Robotnik’s prison where Evil Sonic was located. They would break Evil Sonic out of jail who remarked that they were just arresting him again, which Prime Sonic would point out that it still beats being roboticized. Prime Sonic and Zonic thanked Underground Sonic and his brother and sister before taking Evil Sonic and leaving the Underground Zone. Sonic, Sonia, and Manic were then left to speculate whether they would ever see Prime Sonic and Zonic ever again.
Due to being part of the old multiverse, it is highly likely that Sonic was wiped from existence when the multiverse collapsed.
Sonic is a wise-cracker of epic proportions and often cannot resist taking a stab at friend or foe alike. He has a big heart and is always willing to help someone in danger. Sonic can be, justifiably, arrogant about his speed and skills and can have difficulties working in a team or taking the time to plan. He is also somewhat vain, often bragging about his good looks. Sonic is extremely impatient and would rather handle all the jobs himself than wait for others to take care of it. However he will admit if he made a mistake, though usually not when anyone can hear him. His love of chili dogs remains and he tends to have poor etiquette, much to Sonia's disgust.
He has a dislike of water and a near crippling fear of the ocean as he cannot swim, but his determination and bravery help him push through his fear if necessary. Above all else, he loves his brother and sister and can be very protective of them.
Additionally, as the leader of the team, Sonic tries his best to keep his siblings in line, and often gives orders on most missions. He thus proves himself to be a very strong and capable leader, but it can go to this head. When Luke Periwinkle attempted to drive a wedge between Sonic and his siblings, he told Sonic that he is a better leader and is to be crowned King of Mobius. Before then, Sonic even said himself that when he is crowned, he will assign positions on his court to his siblings.
Powers and abilities
Sonic is capable of moving at supersonic speed, and is implied to be the fastest thing in his universe. Thanks to his speed, Sonic can perform a move called the Super Sonic Triple Spin, where he curls into a ball and launches himself at his target at high speed. His Super Sonic Triple Spin allows him to strike his target like a cannonball with enough force smash metal robots apart in a single hit, or turn himself into a buzz saw to shred through his target. Sonic also possesses amazing durability, able to survive being blasted with fire or struck by lightning three times in a row without injury. Sonic is also a very talented singer and guitar player.
Sonic carries a magical medallion capable of transforming into an electric guitar. This guitar can be played and also produce blue laser blasts.
- Queen Aleena
- Manic the Hedgehog
- Sonia the Hedgehog
- Uncle Chuck
- Unnamed adopted father and mother
- "Tell it to wait outside, I'm too tired to care."
- —Sonic to the Oracle when the when told that his destiny awaits.
- "Bummer Majores!"
- —Sonic's catch-phrase every time an outcome goes against him.
- This version of Sonic was the first alternate Sonic featured in the Archie Comics who was taken from an existing branch of the Sonic franchise rather than created new; he would later be followed by the version of Sonic from the universe of Sonic X.
- Sonic's story-and that of the Sonic Underground series-was intended to be resolved in a single-issue story that was going to be included in Sonic Universe #50, but this was later abandoned.
- This version of Sonic would be the last to have Jaleel White voicing him.
- Sonic's quote "I'm waiting" was a common phrase used by his counterparts in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series.
- Donahue, Kevin (20 September 1999). "Friend or Foe?". Sonic Underground. Season 1. Episode 16.
- Janson, Len (22 September 1999). "When in Rome...". Sonic Underground. Season 1. Episode 18.
- Sonic Super Special #10, "Zone Wars: A Tale of Two Hedgehogs"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #19, "Night of 1,000 Sonics!"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #144, "Love And Loss"
- Hurst, Ben; Allee, Pat (28 September 1999). "Mummy Dearest". Sonic Underground. Season 1. Episode 22. First-run syndication.
- Janson, Len (16 September 1999). "Bug!". Sonic Underground. Season 1. Episode 14.