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 and dark purple feathers that cover her body and head. Her hair is styled like a pair of long braids. On her arms near her wrists are light purple fire-like markings. She has a golden-curved beak, light purple eyelids, cobalt blue eyes, and two tail feathers.
For attire, Wave wears a white bandanna, white gloves that possess visible lining with golden bracelets and red lining, a white tube top and dark purple flare-designed white trousers. She also wears red boots with white accents and gray soles, a white necklace with a red gem, and gray sunglasses with gold lenses.
Bonds of Friendship
Wave and the other Babylon Rogues 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.
All or Nothing
The Babylon Rogues were later contacted by Amy Rose to meet her and a group of survivors from the Metal Virus on Angel Island. There, they were told that they were needed to help steal the Chaos Emeralds from a group called the Deadly Six. Jet showed little care to help Sonic and his allies unless the reward was big enough. Even when Wave pointed out that they still needed the world's resources, Jet felt as if they could figure it out on their own without having to become "goodie-goodies"; Storm backed Jet up on his stance but noted that he liked to eat. Sonic managed to appeal to the Babylon Rogues once he told Jet that he needed his help and the world needed the "Legendary Wind Master".
Wave and her crew witnessed Eggman and Tails build a Multi-Portal Generator with the Warp Topaz that would take everyone where they need to go an instant. Sonic returned from his run and had come up with a plan for who should be assigned with who and what Zeti they should go after. He told the Babylon Rogues that they were to take on Master Zik, and though he was old, he was craftier than all of the Deadly Six combined. Despite this, the team were confident that they could take him on easily. Once Tails and Eggman set the coordinates for everyone to move out, Wave and her team went through the Warp Portal to Winterburg. The Babylon Rogues immediately tried to get the jump on Master Zik, but the Zeti used his powers to take over their Extreme Gear and knock them off. After jumping onto Jet's board, the hawk is immediately angered. When noting that they were surrounded by Zombots, Jet taunted Master Zik by asking if he could not fight on his own. Master Zik told them that he retired from the battlefield long ago but would not mind teaching the Rogues a few lessons. Wave and her crew jumped at Master Zik; she and Storm were hit by their own boards. The pair soon found themselves surrounded by Zombots.
Wave fended off the Zombots with her wrench; she then told Jet to leave before it was too late but also berated him as she told him earlier that a full frontal assault was a bad idea. Soon, Jet managed to knock Master Zik downward to Storm, who punched him overhead. Wave swiftly used her wrench to grab the Chaos Emerald off of him. Defeated and defenseless, Master Zik was soon grabbed by Zombots while he told Jet that he was not tactical or skillful, but lucky. Wave gave the Chaos Emerald to Jet telling him to leave without her and Storm as her board was lost to the Zombots and Storm's was nearly smashed to pieces. Jet instead tied the Emerald to his board and sent it through the Warp Portal. As he readied himself to fight with his teammates, Jet told them that like he told the Zeti, the Babylon Rogues do not lose. According to him, Sonic will get the Emerald and do his hero thing, but they will show the Zombots a real challenge in the meantime.
Out of the Blue
After Super Sonic and Super Silver had reversed the effects of the Metal Virus all around the world, the Zombots were no more and were cured. Storm gleefully hugged his teammates, happy that they were not infected. The group noted Master Zik has disappeared before Wave commended Jet on sticking with her and Storm to fight instead of go directly to Angel Island himself. Jet was initially taken aback by the kind words, only to swiftly descend into boasting, which Wave was exasperated by but Storm encouraged. Some time later, the Babylon Rogues were invited by Tangle to a party in Spiral Hill Village. Wave and Storm enjoyed their food and the show. Suddenly, the group was alerted to a large crash in the town, revealed to be Eggman in a large mech, who had come to destroy them all. As Wave asked Jet what their group should do, the latter replied that they would rob the Mineral Museum while the others were busy dealing with Eggman. However, when they arrived in the museum, they discovered Rouge had already acquired the museum's exhibits.
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 accidentally 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.
Powers and abilities
Equipment and weapons
Wave's choice of equipment is her Type-W Extreme Gear, which she rides to near-perfection. As her weapon of choice, Wave either wields a large spanner or a large wrench which she uses skillfully as a club in melee combat or as a extendable claw to gran objects with.
Jet the Hawk
Wave respects Jet enough as the leader of their group. Though Jet knows he can count on Wave to do a job well done, he does not appreciate her nagging over his wilder ideas. Wave only sees this as her being the voice of reason but Jet's impatience does not care much for this, even when he realizes that she is right, which prompts them to argue a lot. Despite this, Wave and Jet do care about each other enough to ride or fight together to the end. Notably, Wave would praises Jet for his prudent decisions to remain by their side against the Zombots on the battlefield, but the latter quickly ruined the moment by unnecessarily exaggerating his accomplishment.
Storm the Albatross
Wave has a decent enough relationship with Storm the Albatross , but her high intelligence often contrasts his stupidity. She sometimes views him as incompetent due to his slower moments compared to her, such as during their raid of the Mineral Museum where he kidnapped Jewel the Beetle, having mistaken her for a precious gem. In turn, Storm respects Wave, but is not afraid to request for her to back up off of Jet when she tells him off. Regardless, she and Storm trust each other very much as teammates and know that they have each others backs and are willing to fight side by side to the end.
- Amy Rose
- Big the Cat
- Cream the Rabbit
- Knuckles the Echidna
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Rouge the Bat
- Silver the Hedgehog
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Tangle the Lemur
- Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2019, "Bonds of Friendship"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #26, "All or Nothing, Part 1"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #31, "Recovery, Part 1"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #32, "Recovery, Part 2"