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I hate that stupid TV! The noises force themselves into my ears! The bright lights stab into my eyes!


— Sticks the Badger, Sonic Comic

Sticks the Badger (スティックス・ザ・バジャー Sutikkusu za Bajā?) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is an anthropomorphic badger who lives on the edge of the forest, and has lived in that forest since she was a child, she does not know common sense and lives a free-spirited life.[1]

Appearance[]

Sticks Sonic Channel

Sticks the Badger, from Sonic Channel.

Sticks' attire consists of a midriff-baring tube top and a skirt with an auburn rope belt, each made of worn-down gray fabric stitched together, and tan fur-skin boots, one which has a fur cuff and the other which has metal bands on it. As accessories, she wears a golden band on her right upper arm, a spiral bracelet on her left wrist and a necklace braided with seashells and a gold ring.

In addition to her usual clothes, Sticks wore a pair of black bike shorts in addition to her regular clothes when at the Olympic Games.

History[]

Past[]

Sometime before the events of Eggman's ambush, Sonic met Sticks and befriended her to help him stop Eggman, since then she has become an ally of Sonic and friends. Even growing a close friendship with Amy Rose.

Sonic Frontiers[]

Amy Mentions Sticks

While Sticks herself does not appear, she is mentioned by Amy in Sonic Frontiers. Amy wonders if Sticks is "free" so she can invite her and Cream to a road trip.[2]

Other game appearances[]

Sonic Runners[]

Sticks (Sonic Runners)

Sticks the Badger, from Sonic Runners.

In Sonic Runners, Sticks is a playable Speed/Wild Type character with the following characteristics:

Icon Type Controls Profile Unlocking Requirement
Sonic Runners Sticks Icon
Sonic Runners Speed Wild
  • Triple jump
  • 37% Distance bonus
  • 37% Animal bonus
Sticks is an eccentric badger who lives way out in the woods by herself. She is close friends with Amy. Available on Premium Roulette.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[]

In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Sticks appears as a playable character in the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version of the game. In this game, she wears black shorts in addition to her regular outfit.

In the Wii U version of the game, Sticks is a guest character that is only playable in certain events. To unlock her, the player must defeat her in an Archery event when she challenges them to a tournament match on Copacabana Beach. Also, a Mii costume set based on Sticks can be unlocked in the game by completing Sticks's Carnival Challenge. However, it must be collected in two separate parts, each with their own stat changes.

In the Wii U version of the game, Sticks has the following characteristics, description and icons:

Icon Skill Type Stats Playable Event(s) Biography Flag
Power Speed Technique
Sticks icon (Mario & Sonic 2016) Technique 3 7 8 Archery A free-spirited badger who lives on the outskirts of the jungle. Sticks is a bit wild due to her woodland upbringing, but she's a talented hunter who can take down any prey with her trusty boomerang. She's also obsessed with things that glitter, and so has come to Rio after hearing she might be able to win a shiny medal. Mario Sonic Rio Sticks Flag

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Sticks is an unlockable main roster character that is only playable in certain events. To unlock her, the player must beat her in the Archery Plus event on Day 3 of Sonic's Story in Road to Rio mode. She also has the following characteristics:

Artwork Stats Playable Event(s) Challenged in Road to Rio?
Sticks the Badger 2015 Rio2016Stats3DSSticks
  • Archery
  • Archery Plus
Sonic's Story Day 3 (unlock challenge)

Personality[]

Not much is known about this version of Sticks, but it is assumed that she has a similar personality of her Sonic Boom counterpart. Sticks is energetic, free-spirited, and primal. She has sharp animal instincts, is a fearsome combatant, a tenacious hunter, and will enter a feral frenzy when she is angry. Because of her isolated life, Sticks has become off-kilted, obtuse, mental and just plain nutty, and she thinks others are living in an alternate world different from the normal one, something that unnerves friends and enemies alike. While Sticks recognizes that she is a kook, she does not like having herself and her ideas written off as crazy by default, as she often turns out to be right.

Relationships[]

Amy Rose[]

Sticks and Amy are good friends.[1] The two may also like to do activities together, as Amy wonders if Sticks is free so her along with Cream can go on a road trip at the end of the Starfall Islands incident.[2]

Friends/allies[]

Neutral[]

Enemies[]

In other media[]

Books and comics[]

Sonic Comic[]

Act:012 Hidden Leaf Justsu![]

Espio tries to go about his daily life while remaining invisible, as part of his training. However, it proves to be quite challenging later on. He is first sprayed by Cream's hose as she is watering her flowers. He is then almost hit by Amy's hammer. When Sticks asks her why she suddenly used it, Amy replies that she felt like something was there. Finally, Espio retreats to a high pole and rests there but does not see Tails incoming in his bi-plane. He is inevitably hit and Charmy is seen looking for the chameleon. Unknown to Charmy, Espio was laying down near him, injured.

Act:018 Fighting the Wild[]
Sticks in Sonic comic

Sticks the Badger, from Sonic Comic #18.

Sticks expresses her hatred for television, saying her reasons for this was that its "grating sounds crawled into her ears" and its light "pierced her eyes". She then yells for everyone to protect themselves the "malicious electromagnetic waves". Suddenly, an advertisement for cupcakes pops up on the television screen. Sticks drools over the sight of them but at the same time tries to ignore it as she believes the TV is trying to control her. Sticks eventually gives in and buys a cupcake for herself. She then remarks that television is scary and no matter how she thinks about it, it is a brainwashing device. Tails, however, replies that it was just her gluttony.

Special Stage[]

Sonic, along with every character that appeared in the series thus far, thanks all the readers for all the support given to Sonic Comic. Tails states that there were twenty-five comics in total, corresponding with Sonic's twenty-fifth anniversary and adds that the series was quite lively with all the character appearances. Knuckles asks if anybody saw his active role, much to Amy's annoyance. Amy then tries to say something to the readers regarding whether they enjoyed reading the comic until the group is attacked by Dr. Eggman, Orbot, Cubot and Metal Sonic. Silver manages to deflect many of the missiles fired while Eggman states that he would catch them all in one go, seeing as they were all gathered in one place. As most of the group prepare to fight Eggman, Sonic sighs at Eggman's persistence. He then joins the fight and tells the readers to look forward to the future with him.

Animation[]

Sonic Boom[]

Sticks from Sonic Boom

Sticks the Badger, from Sonic Boom.

Sticks the Badger originated from the Sonic Boom series, where she is one of the main characters. She is a wacky anthropomorphic jungle badger, the only descendant of Jebediah Badger, and a force of nature in every way. Since her childhood, she has lived and flourished alone in the wilderness and is therefore new to friends in general. She eventually formed a strong bond with Team Sonic and joined them as their wild card in their ongoing battles against Dr. Eggman.

Trivia[]

  • Sticks was mentioned at the end of Sonic Frontiers. This means another version of her Sonic Boom counterpart exists in the game universe.[2]
    • However, Sticks was not mentioned in the Japanese version of Sonic Frontiers, likely because the trip mentioned by Amy is absent from its localized script.[citation needed] Incidentally, the mention of Cream the Rabbit on the same quote is also cut.
    • Sticks' name-dropping was an addition by Frontiers writer Ian Flynn, as he wanted to use it as a way to introduce her as part of the mainline Sonic canon, and also test the boundaries of what SEGA would let him include in the game. Flynn has also claimed, however, that he cannot promise any further appearances of her in the mainline Sonic the Hedgehog series.[3]
    • Sticks was originally meant to appear in the first saga of the Sonic IDW comic series. She was supposed to be shown at the end of the Battle for Angel Island saga living on the island, but according to Ian Flynn, it was declined by Sega.[4] Flynn later stated that Sticks has another chance to be in the comics.[5]
    • Sticks was going to be in the Christmas 2023 artwork by Min Ho Kim but was replaced with Blaze the Cat for unknown reasons.[6]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Sticks. Sega. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved on 31 July 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic Team (November 8, 2022). Sonic Frontiers. Xbox Series X and Series S. Sega. Area/level: Ouranos Island. Cutscene: After first credits. "Amy: I wonder if Cream and Sticks are free? Make a road trip out of it!"
  3. New Year's Bumblin' Eve | BumbleKast LIVE! for 2022 & 2023 - Ian Flynn Q&A Podcast Stream (58:55). YouTube. BumbleKing Videos (January 1, 2023). Retrieved on November 6, 2023.
  4. BumbleKast Monthly Livestream for April 2022 - Q&A with Ian Flynn! (51:45). YouTube. BumbleKing Videos (April 30, 2022). Retrieved on November 6, 2023.
  5. https://youtu.be/j8HZ8zy-G5k?si=B7grHeEPDWa40Rt7
  6. https://x.com/deegeemin/status/1796842498473742658
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