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This transformation exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this transformation from before the Super Genesis Wave, see Super Sonic (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The power to turn dreams into reality. It's our purest desires given form.

— Super Sonic, Mega Man #52

Super Sonic is a transformation that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is the signature Super-State of Sonic the Hedgehog, achieved by harnessing the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds. It is Sonic's ultimate transformation and has helped him save the world on numerous occasions.


When transformed into Super Sonic, Sonic's proportions remain unchanged for the most part, and he still wears the same gloves and shoes he normally wears. Various changes include his blue fur becoming golden yellow in color, his peach skin gaining a slightly golden hue, his green eyes gaining a strong red hue, and the quills on his head pointing upwards. He also possesses a golden aura that varies in size and can be anything from smooth to flame-like in shape. His aura also sometimes displays faint sparkles.



Super Sonic destroying the Death Egg, from Sonic Super Digest #12.

Perhaps the first time Sonic transformed into Super Sonic was when he first collected the seven Chaos Emeralds on Westside Island. After defeating Dr. Eggman in the Egg Destroyer Battlesuit while boarding the Death Egg, Sonic assumed this form to re-enter the atmosphere of the planet and reunite with Tails and some mobini.[1] After this, Sonic, accompanied by an older version of himself, attained this Super State to defeat the Time Eater, though he would slowly forget the events of that incident.[2][3][4] Not long after, Sonic transformed into Super Sonic once again when he first landed foot on Angel Island, only for him to be ambushed by Knuckles, who took the Chaos Emeralds from him, stripping him of his Super State.[5] Nevertheless, Sonic would reunite the Emeralds once again and attain this Super State to destroy the Death Egg once and for all and defeat Eggman in outer space when the doctor was escaping from the space station with the Master Emerald.[6][7] Following these events, Sonic and his friends agreed to find the Chaos Emeralds so that the hedgehog could turn into Super Sonic and defeat Eggman and Metal Sonic, who had taken control of the seven Ancient Gears to power the Mega Drive. However, the outcome of this event is unknown.[8] Sonic would also turn into Super Sonic at various points when Eggman planned to seize Little Planet during its return.[9][10]

Later, Sonic would use the remaining positive energies of the Chaos Emeralds to turn into Super Sonic and stop Perfect Chaos' rampage through Station Square,[11][12] and would soon after assume this Super State to prevent the Space Colony ARK from colliding with the planet with the aid of Super Shadow.[13] After these incidents, Sonic would still transform into Super Sonic in future incidents, such as when he defeated Eggman on the Moon,[14] saved Vanilla the Rabbit from the maniacal doctor,[15] battled Metal Overlord with Tails and Knuckles' aid,[16] and defeated Gemerl with Eggman.[17] Super Sonic would also become Sonic's trump card to foil the plans of both Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega with the aid of Burning Blaze,[18][19] and when he defeated the Solaris with the aid of Super Shadow and Silver's Super State. However, this event in particular would be removed from the timeline after Sonic prevented Solaris from existing, leaving him and his friends with nothing but vague memories of what had happened.[20]

More recently, in a possible event of an incident involving the Wisps, Sonic transformed into Super Sonic following the destruction of Eggman's amusement park.[21] Shortly after, on his birthday party, the hedgehog, accompanied by a younger version of himself, attained his Super State to defeat the Time Eater.[3][4]

Worlds Collide

Super Sonic with Super Armor Mega Man, from Mega Man #50.

When Sonic's World was rewritten along with Mega Man's reality's reality, Sonic had the idea to turn Super after Mega Man used the Rush Adaptor to turn into Super Mega Man, and the two used the Chaos Emeralds to turn Super. Together, they stopped the ambitions of Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily in their Egg-Wily Machine X. He taught Super Armor Mega Man how to manipulate Chaos Control in order to bring their respective realities back to normal, but when Super Sonic attempted to use it on his reality, Eggman interrupted him, resulting in the Shattered World Crisis.[22]

Shattered World Crisis

Worlds Unite

Note: From the reader's point of view, this picks up from where Super Sonic's original timeline ended.

Super Sonic and Super Armor Mega Man about to finish off Sigma, from Mega Man #52.

During the decisive battle against Sigma-3, Sonic and Mega Man harnessed the Unified Army's seven Chaos Emeralds to go Super and engage the god-like Sigma.[23] Though the two heroes initially struggled against Sigma, they managed to destroy him once he was cut off from his Master Engine. As reality began falling apart from Sigma's misuse of the Genesis Portals, Super Sonic and Super Armor Mega Man tried fixing it with Chaos Control, only to find reality too damaged for it to work. Fortunately, Xander Payne saved them by rewriting history so that Sigma never made his move.[24]

Act Two

Super Sonic engaging Perfect Dark Gaia, from Sonic the Hedgehog #287.

Later, as Chip was set to battle the fully-awakened Dark Gaia via the Gaia Colossus at the climax of the Shattered World Crisis, Sonic harnessed the Chaos Emeralds' power to become Super Sonic and speed up the otherwise centuries-long battle by helping Chip battle Perfect Dark Gaia.[25] Though a formidable foe at first, Dark Gaia eventually weakened itself and was finished off when Super Sonic pierced its middle eye.[26]

Powers and abilities

Super Sonic piercing Perfect Dark Gaia's middle eye, from Sonic the Hedgehog #287.

In this state, Sonic's innate talents are vastly increased, giving him highly amplified speed and strength, enough to let him go toe-to-toe with godlike beings such as Sigma-3, Perfect Chaos, and Perfect Dark Gaia. Like the traditional Super-State, Sonic gains new abilities too, including high-speed flight and virtual invulnerability to harm; even when hit by Sigma-3's energy blast, he only got slightly singed.

As Super Sonic, Sonic is able to freely manipulate chaos energy. He can charge his fists with chaos energy to amplify the strength of his strikes and can as well perform Chaos Control which allows him to bend time and space to his will. This transformation tends to use "positive" chaos energy and thus can also help Sonic overwhelm beings powered by "negative" energy.

See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #290, "Genesis of a Hero Part Three: Sonic's Cease and Desist"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic Generations (console/PC)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic Generations (Nintendo 3DS)
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog 3'
  6. Sonic Super Digest #12, "Sonic Comic Origins: The Traitor"
  7. Sonic & Knuckles
  8. Sonic: Mega Drive - The Next Level, "Mega Drive Act Two"
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
  11. Sonic Adventure
  12. Sonic the Hedgehog #265, "Control Part Two: Unleashed!"
  13. Sonic Adventure 2
  14. Sonic Advance
  15. Sonic Advance 2
  16. Sonic Heroes
  17. Sonic Advance 3
  18. Sonic Rush
  19. Sonic Rush Adventure
  20. Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
  21. Sonic Colors (Nintendo DS)
  22. Sonic the Hedgehog #251, "When Worlds Collide Finale: Best of the Best"
  23. Sonic the Hedgehog #275, "Worlds Unite Part Eleven: Killing the Giant"
  24. Mega Man #52, "Worlds Unite Part Twelve: Last Rights"
  25. Sonic the Hedgehog #286, "Panic in the Sky Part Three: Colossal Crash"
  26. Sonic the Hedgehog #287, "Panic in the Sky Part Four: Finale - As Was Foretold"

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