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Wave the Swallow is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. She is an anthropomorphic swallow, an expert Extreme Gear rider, and the tech expert of the Babylon Rogues.


Wave is an anthropomorphic swallow with light purple and dark feathers that cover her body and head. Her hair is styled like a pair of long braids. She has a curved beak, cobalt eyes and two tail feathers.

For attire, she wears white gloves with golden bracelets and red lining, a white tube top and flare-designed trousers. She also wears red boots with white accents, a necklace with a red gem and gold glasses.


Bonds of Friendship

Wave and her gang eventually broke into the Mineral Museum in Spiral Hill Village in the middle of the day. Upon their arrival, Jet wasted no time and instructed Wave and Storm to grab as many of the museum's exhibitions as possible. Wave managed to steal several gemstones before she and her teammates retreated back to the blimp. Inside their headquarters, Wave shared her enthusiasm over their haul. When Storm then tried to show them a huge gem he had gotten, Wave and Jet discovered that what Storm had actually grabbed was the curator of the museum, Jewel the Beetle. Soon after, Tangle and Whisper arrived, demanding Jewel be handed back. Jet denied, however, and told the girls that they could only get Jewel back if they had a race. This made Wave scold Jet for his behavior, as they were thieves, not kidnappers. Jet argued, however, that they could not just give up Jewel after Storm made them look incompetent. Soon though, Jet grew tired of arguing and asked for Storm to throw everyone out. When Storm complied by throwing Jewel out of the blimp however, things only got worse. As Wave then began complaining about having to save Jewel now, Tangle stopped Wave and her gang, as she and Whisper had it under control. After Wave and her gang then received a threat from Tangle about not coming to her village again, Tangle leapt out of the blimp with the stolen goods, angering Jet. Wave, however, told him to let them go as today was a hassle.[1]


Wave is a level-headed figure that is able to ride her Extreme Gear with style. Though she usually has a calm demeanor, she cannot help but get excited over treasure.[1]

Wave is a greedy thief, having no qualms about plundering official institutions to in order to earn a profit. Even so, she is shown to have some moral standards, as she believes that there are certain lines that she and friends should not cross, like when she told Jet that they were only thieves and not kidnappers after Storm accidently kidnapped Jewel and when she found herself obligated to save Jewel after Storm threw her out of their blimp. In addition to this, Wave also often acts as the voice of reason in her gang, usually finding herself at odds with Jet on their ideals.[1]

Powers and abilities

Wave has proven herself to be a capable and swift Extreme Gear rider. Also, in addition to being a professional thief, she possesses a genius-level intellect.[1]

Equipment and weapons

Wave's choice of equipment is her Type-W Extreme Gear, which she rides to near-perfection.[1]




See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Wave's measurements are the same as those of her game counterpart.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sonic the Hedgehog: Annual 2019, "Bonds of Friendship"

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