The 12 Best Sonic Characters In The Series, Ranked

The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise offers a wide range of Sonic games, TV shows, merchandise and even movies (OVA included). It also features a wide cast of characters, each with their own unique abilities and personalities that fans have loved for generations. Well, three generations, to be precise: the Classic Era, the Adventure Era, and the Modern Era.

In honour of Sonic Superstars will be released in the near future, we’ll rank the franchise’s top 12 characters below. Let us know your own opinion in the comment below!

12. The Fat Cat

Big is a gentle giant who prefers to spend his days fishing in peace with his amphibian friend Froggy by his side. He only steps out of his comfort zone and springs into action when his friends are in danger – or Froggy goes missing.

He may not be the brightest light bulb in the box, but he makes up for his lack of intelligence with brute strength – raw power he doesn’t know he has. It also tends to pop up in places you least expect, blissfully unaware of background noise.

11. Espio the Chameleon

Espio is a ninja warrior with military-style discipline thanks to his extensive training in Ninjutsu. His speed and stealth (he’s a chameleon, after all) gave him a penchant for being a daredevil, relishing the danger with every enemy encounter to hone his ninja skills, which are prized assets for the agency. of Detective Chaotix.

Although calm and collected at first sight, Espio has a strong sense of justice and a burning desire to thwart all evil, even threatening Dr. Eggman’s life at times. He gets in touch with his soul side in his spare time, playing the shamisen and writing poetry. No wonder he played the poet in The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog.

10. Blaze the Cat

A princess hailing from the solar dimension and guardian of the solar emeralds, Blaze is gifted with the ability to control fire as she sees fit. She once saw her flames as a curse because the children teased her for her initial inability to control them and it made her take on all her royal duties on her own. Yet after spending time with Sonic and the others, she saw them as a blessing and learned the true meaning of friendship.

Due to her position as a royal, Blaze tends to conduct herself with elegance and order, but she hates being called “Your Highness”. Don’t lie to him; it will see through you and burn you.

9. Dr. Eggman

As a mad scientist with an ultra-genius IQ of 300, Dr. Eggman uses his expertise in robotics to build the machines and weapons needed to crush Sonic and take over the world and build a utopia bearing his name. Even when he seems to have achieved his goals of world domination, going so far as to create Eggman’s incredible interstellar amusement park using Wisps, his plans are foiled each time by Sonic and his friends.

Eggman has a tendency to cheat death with defeat by escaping or running away at the last possible moment. Despite Eggman’s animosity towards Sonic, he doesn’t hesitate to help him from time to time, working with him to defeat Perfect Chaos, the Biolizard, Neo Metal Sonic, and The End.

8. Vector the Crocodile

As head of the detective agency Chaotix, which he founded with close friends Espio and Charmy Bee, Vector is willing to take on any well-paying job. He is also an excellent detective, who does not neglect anything until the cases he is working on are considered solved.

Although he looks tough on the outside, has an aggressive manner and is all about the money, he has a very kind heart, ready to help those who need it for free. need, even if it means losing money to pay rent and other bills. He never goes anywhere without his trademark headphones, as he loves to listen to music.

7. E-123 Omega

Omega is considered the latest and most powerful model in Eggman’s E-100 series robot line – or so it is rumored. His goals are to get revenge on Eggman for wasting his potential by sealing him in an abandoned base guarding cryogenically asleep Shadow, who eventually becomes his teammate in Team Dark, and destroying all of Eggman’s robots to prove he is. superior.

Although he may seem heartless because he is a robot, Omega cares very deeply for Shadow and Rouge and will not hesitate to turn away from his mission to eliminate any threat that threatens them. He has free will to do so, just like E-102 Gamma.

6. Red the Bat

Rouge is the poster child for the term “girlboss”, as she uses her intelligence and feminine charms to get what she wants at all costs. Whether she seeks his precious jewels, such as the Master Emerald or other treasures with monetary value, his motives are always mercenary in nature.

Despite her carefree personality, she truly has a sense of morality, more than once helping Sonic and the gang save the world from various threats, even going so far as to kick him. She tends to flirt with certain people, especially Knuckles.

5. Miles “Tails” Prower

Sonic’s best friend and adoptive little brother, Tails has a scientific genius and a penchant for mechanics that rivals that of Eggman. However, his twin tails which earned him the nickname and allow him to fly were the source of his bullying when he was very young, making him very shy until he met Sonic, which made him more confident. , outgoing and ready to help. and others with his inventions, including the Tornado to get them to places, a fake Chaos Emerald, and a Miles Electric tablet, which helped translate the language of the Wisps into a binary code that only he can understand and translate for his friends.

Tails’ the mechanical skills have impressed everyone, even Wave in Sonic Riders, to the point where they say there’s nothing he can’t build. All he needs is to take a look at some technology, no matter how advanced, to understand it.

4. Knuckles the Echidna

As the last of his kind and guardian of the Master Emerald on Angel Island, Knuckles is a brute force to be reckoned with thanks to his rugged exterior and sharp knuckles for which he is named. Having lived on his own for most of his life, he is as stubborn as Sonic is flexible, preferring to do things his own way and remaining determined to achieve his goals.

Knuckles’ strength is such that he can punch through walls without breaking a sweat, scale walls and dig into them like a gopher, cause objects to explode from the impact of his punches, and even run at breakneck speeds that almost match those of Sonic. His ability to sense energy makes him as good a treasure hunter as Red.

3. Amy Rose

If Knuckles is the strongest character on Sonic’s team, Amy is twice as strong. She may be a cheerful and energetic pink hedgehog, but she can swing her mighty Piko Piko Hammer without straining her muscles. If you cross paths with her or hurt those who are dear to her, her strength increases tenfold and she will knock you out of the sky.

Amy is Sonic’s self-proclaimed girlfriend, falling in love with the blue blur ever since he saved her from Metal Sonic in Sonic CD. But since then, she’s grown from a damsel in distress to an independent young woman who can take on even the most powerful foes.

2. Shade the Hedgehog

Shadow was created aboard the Space Colony ARK by Dr. Eggman’s grandfather, Professor Gerald Robotnik, to cure life-threatening illnesses, especially for Maria, with whom he has formed a special bond. Unfortunately, Maria was killed by GUN soldiers who attacked the ARK to stop the Shadow project by order of the government, which considered it a threat to humanity. The grief over Maria’s death was so immense that when he awoke from cryogenic sleep 50 years later, Shadow swore revenge on humanity, only to be persuaded to save humanity and return everyone happy for Maria’s sake.

Despite being the opposite of Sonic’s personality, Shadow’s speed matches his own, even when skating in his metallic air shoes. His ability to use Chaos Control to teleport or manipulate time and space makes him even faster. He has a strong sense of purpose, ready to achieve his goals by any means necessary.

1. Sonic the Hedgehog

You knew this author was going to put Sonic at number one. Can you blame her? He is the fastest hedgehog in the world. He runs at the speed of sound – that’s how he gets his name – loves freedom above all else and lives his life by his own rules without caring what other people think or say about him.

Sonic always has a positive attitude no matter what situation he finds himself in, doesn’t sit still for long periods of time, and always fights injustice and oppression. He is also always ready to help others in difficult times and put his own life on the line in doing so, as he dies too quickly. Plus, he has that fantastic spiky hairstyle that people are dying to emulate. He’s just cool!

Cristina Alexander is a freelance writer for IGN. She has contributed her work to various publications, including Digital Trends, TheGamer, Twinfinite, Mega Visions, and The Escapist. To paraphrase Calvin Harris, she wears her love for Sonic the Hedgehog on her sleeve like a big deal.

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