King Sonic the Hedgehog (born on day 162, 3220) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He is the counterpart of Sonic the Hedgehog from an alternate future version of Mobius.
Despite being older, Sonic's physical look is no different from his Prime Zone counterpart's, even wearing his usual attire of white gloves and his trademark red and white sneakers. The only addition to his attire is the royal crown.
In his first appearance, Sonic had the physical look of his "classic" design. In his most recent appearance however, he had the longer spines and emerald green eyes of his modern look. The reason for this is never explained.
Final Battle and Following Life
During his final battle with his version of his version of Dr. Robotnik, Sonic managed to defeat the tyrant even after he roboticized himself and became Robo-Robotnik. What Sonic did not realize was that his arch nemesis survived the battle by transporting his digital mind to a derelict space station in orbit. With Robotnik incapacitated and believed to be dead, peace ensued across Mobius. Sonic eventually married Sally Acorn and had two children with her, Sonia and Manik. Having ruled peacefully over the Kingdom of Acorn for many years, he and Sally commissioned Rotor to build a new Nicole, based on a similar computer that Sally had owned in her youth that was destroyed in the final battle with Robotnik.
Return of Robotnik and death
After a brief encounter with Robotnik Prime, who was transported to their universe inadvertently by his rogue creation E.V.E., King Sonic dismissed what he and his family witnessed as a "freak of nature" and assured his wife that Robotnik was dead. Unbeknownst to him, Robotnik Prime's disappearance was simply due to him being transported aboard the space station Robo-Robotnik's consciousness was stranded on. The encounter with Robotnik Prime encouraged Robo-Robotnik to seek a means of survival, and he eventually rebuilt a body for himself using the piece of the Giant Borg in their universe. King Sonic and his entire family were subsequently killed by Robo-Robotnik when he nuked Mobotropolis.
- This version of Sonic the Hedgehog is the first known alternate future version of Sonic to be introduced in the Archie Comics. The second version from Light Mobius bore a great deal of resemblance to this Sonic.
- The fact that his zone holds a piece of the Giant Borg strongly implies that this Sonic must have been part of the army of Sonics from around the multiverse in Sonic the Hedgehog #19.
- Former head writer Ken Penders' view was that the Robo-Robotnik from that issue was the same entity who later became Dr. Eggman, meaning that this version of Sonic would have been the same as Cyborg Sonic. However, current head writer Ian Flynn has retconned the plot by identifying the two Robo-Robotniks separately, meaning that the two Sonics are likewise different beings.