Sonic the Hedgehog (Paramount)

This is my power, and I'm not using it to run away anymore. I'm using it to protect... my... friends!Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (film)

Sonic the Hedgehog is the titular protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog film series produced by Paramount Pictures and its spin-offs. He is an anthropomorphic alien hedgehog with super speed who hails from Mobius.

After being forced to flee to Earth to escape those seeking his power, Sonic remained in hiding for ten years until he accidentally made his presence known, becoming the target of the sinister Dr. Robotnik. However, thanks to the help of Tom Wachowski, Sonic managed to banish Robotnik from Earth and establish himself a better life with the Wachowski family.

As time went on, Sonic tried beginning a superhero career with limited success. Regardless, his moment came when Robotnik returned with Knuckles the Echidna, seeking the Master Emerald. Teaming up with his new ally Tails, Sonic embarked on a globetrotting adventure to stop Robotnik, during which he befriended Knuckles. After defeating Robotnik, Sonic would form a new order with Tails and Knuckles to safeguard the Master Emerald from evil.

Concept and design

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Sonic's original design, from the Sonic the Hedgehog 30 April 2019 trailer.

The production crew used Ted, the living teddy bear from the Ted films made by Universal Pictures, as an influence on making a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog and studied different variations of the character to develop the character's final design.[6]

Due to the negative criticism of Sonic's original design, it was eventually decided that Sonic had to undergo a redesign.[7] This redesign was handled by Tyson Hesse.[1] When re-designing Sonic, the team started with Sonic's face. They compared the design shown in the initial trailer with the "Modern Sonic" design and tried to find a compromise between the two. A new rig also had to be created based on the new design and then everything would have to be reanimated using that rig. Although some old animations were able to be salvaged and reused, many had to be animated from scratch.[8] Animator Max Schneider stated that the redesign took around five months and was achieved without stressful overtime.[9]

Between the first and second film, Sonic has a notable increase in height. In Sonic the Hedgehog, his height only goes up to Tom's upper thigh, while in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, his height goes up to Tom's torso. According to Tyson Hesse, this was done to make Sonic's, alongside Tails' and Knuckles', height in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 match how his main series counterpart's height is compared to human characters in the games.[10]

Appearance

Sonic is an anthropomorphic hedgehog with predominantly blue fur. He has small, triangular ears on the top of his head, seven quills that extend from the back of his head, with three on his back and a tail.[11] He also has green eyes, a black nose, and peach fur on his belly and muzzle, with his muzzle fur extending to the center of his nose ridge. His eyes in particular glow blue whenever he utilizes his chaos energy powers.

In his younger years, Sonic sported a much shorter stature, complete with shorter limbs and quills, more dilated pupils, and a slightly more visible neck. Several months after his first bout with Dr. Robotnik, Sonic had grown considerably larger in size, now almost a head taller than Ozzie sitting on his hind legs.

For attire, Sonic wears a pair of white gloves, a pair of white socks and red Puma Dare sneakers with white straps, white soles and yellow Puma tags. For prior footwear, he wore mismatched shoes that were completely worn out; a left greenish-gray sneaker and a right white trainer with tape around it, and when he was a baby, he wore a pair of basic, small, brown boots.

Personality

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Sonic playing with his nunchucks, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Sonic is adventurous, lively, fun-loving, and confident. A thrill-seeker who has a passion for enjoying life, he loves running fast and free, which much of his early childhood was spent doing. However, he is also quite reckless and quick to act before thinking. This tends to make him disobey authority at times, which has gotten himself and those around him into trouble more than once, such as when he used his super speed in the open despite being told by Longclaw not to do so, or when he went into the Piston Pit instead of staying in Tom's truck as he was told to.

Sonic usually keeps a laid-back and easygoing demeanor. However, he is still a kid at heart, and is as such very energetic, extremely talkative, and always ready for new exploits. Owning to his lively spirit, Sonic is happy about going on adventures and is always very enthusiastic about trying new things and ready to see new places. Notably, when he thought he was leaving Earth, this attitude was cranked up to eleven, as he wanted to soak up everything on Earth while he still had the time. Because he is so adventurous however, being constrained can often make him impatient and uneasy, which, at one time made him unable to resist the temptation to visit the Piston Pit.

While no stranger to worry, Sonic is usually fearless and cool under pressure when pushed against the wall, although he can be a bit impatient in serious situations. As such, he is ready to talk back to intimidating thugs and would usually banter with Dr. Robotnik during their violent encounters. This confidence in the face of dangers has given Sonic a mischievous sense of humor; he enjoys toying with his opponents, whether it is by verbally teasing or taunting his foes, or by playing pranks or overwhelming them using his super speed. Sonic also tends to give people nicknames, such as calling Tom "Donut Lord", Maddie "Pretzel Lady", and Robotnik "Eggman", and enjoys making jokes and pretending to be other people.

Possessing a big ego that stems from his positive attitude, Sonic always tries to be positive, even when he does not want to be, and thinks he can get out of nearly any problem with his powers. This state of mind gives him a cocky attitude, a high opinion about himself, and prompts him to crack jokes in even the worst of situations. His cockiness also extends to pride in his appearance, as he occasionally brags about how good-looking he thinks he is. However, Sonic's ego is not to be confused with pride or arrogance, as Sonic does not see himself as more important than others. In fact, Sonic is very benevolent and shows a lot of friendliness towards most living things he comes in contact with; after saving a turtle from becoming roadkill, Sonic took for a ride so it could experience being fast for a change, although he accidentally traumatized it in the process. A similar instance happened when he met Ozzie despite being miffed that Ozzie held the position as Tom's best friend. Sonic similarly puts others before himself, refusing to put others in danger because of himself, and will risk his life to save innocent people, friends, or even animals. Even when it comes to his enemies, Sonic is willing to rescue them when they face an otherwise unfortunate fate or injury.[3]

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Sonic looking longingly at the Wachowski family, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

After living in self-imposed exile on Earth for ten years, Sonic became extremely lonely and longed to make connections with real friends, with one of the things on his bucket list being to make a real friend. Fortunately, he eventually found a connection in the Wachowski family, and by extension, the inhabitants of Green Hills. Due to his loneliness, Sonic has also developed a habit of talking to himself or inanimate objects when he has no one else to talk to, which is difficult due to his talkative nature, or when he feels alone.[3] Despite his quirks, Sonic is clever and quick-thinking, as shown by him plucking off one of his quills to grab a Ring when it was just out of his reach, or taking advantage of Robotnik's obsessive hatred of him to distract him with taunts. Maddie has also described Sonic as a “smart kid”.

Having spent much of his life on Earth, Sonic has taken a great interest in Earth's culture, and has picked up many interests and hobbies, such as baseball, playing guitar, watching action movies, keeping tabs on celebrities, and reading comic books. However, Sonic's hobbies, combined with his lack of experience dealing with humans, gives him a slightly unrealistic view of the world and causes him to occasionally act irrationally, such as mimicking the characters in Speed by starting a fight with the people in the Piston Pit. Sonic also has a habit of mimicking heroes from fictional stories, such as comic books and detective movies.

Sonic is highly protective of his powers. After losing Longclaw because others sought his powers, a traumatized Sonic was willing to spend years running away and living in hiding, much to his own frustration and sadness, so that no one would discover him and try to steal his powers. During the climax of his first battle against Robotnik however, upon realizing that he had people on Earth who cared about him, he resolved to use them to protect his friends.

Sonic's newfound devotion to protecting others also opened his eyes to the superhero lifestyle, which he has gained a taste for due to the excitement it provides. As such, he strives towards becoming a hero in his own right, which is exemplified in the superhero nicknames he comes up for himself. While he sees his heroics as chances to get some thrills in his otherwise peaceful lifestyle, Sonic is nonetheless genuinely motivated by a strong desire to use his powers for good and help people out with them. However, his inexperience as a hero prompts him to act rather reckless and rush into chances to prove himself without an actual plan in mind.[3]

Despite his positive demeanor, however, Sonic possesses something of a vengeful side, which manifests itself when his loved ones are in danger; a prime example being during the climax of the fight for the Master Emerald: after absorbing the Chaos Emeralds and transforming into Super Sonic, rather than quipping or taunting Robotnik during their fight, Sonic simply glared at him in unbridled fury and quickly took down his mech with brutal, merciless efficiency before toppling it and supposedly sending the doctor to his demise.

Powers and abilities

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Sonic moving at super speed and appearing to be in several places at once, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Sonic possesses the power to move around at supersonic speed. Tails has even stated that Sonic is the fastest creature in the galaxy. Due to such speed, he can move fast enough to create blurry afterimages that appear in several places at once to the human eye, run along walls, and even generate tornadoes by running around in circles. He can even reach such speeds that his entire surroundings either freeze or slow down considerably from his perspective; even bullets appear to come to a near stand-still to him. As a side-effect of this ability, Sonic also has a super-fast pulse rate, even while unconscious. Sonic is even capable of thinking and processing information at super speed, being capable of reading through a meter-high stack of comics in about a second.

As an extraterrestrial, Sonic boasts high durability, having survived a near point-blank explosion caused by one of Robotnik's Badniks without any notable injuries, and taking direct punches from even Knuckles that send him flying through walls while retaining consciousness. Sonic is also quite strong, being able to catch and launch back missiles with equivalent force, effortlessly catch a full-grown human from multiple stories up,[3] and managed to barely lift an enormous stone pillar with help from Knuckles.

Sonic's core offensive maneuver is a technique where he curls into a concussive ball and directs himself at his targets. With it, Sonic can launch a "spin attack" that can shred or burrow through just about any substance given enough speed and hit with enough force to blow apart a section of one of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik tanks and smash Knuckles deep into solid rock with a single impact. Adept in its usage, Sonic can utilize it for both grounded and aerial maneuvers or just soft landings.

His spin attack aside, Sonic has some skills in hand-to-hand combat, being able to keep up and adapt to even Knuckles, who is renowned as the most dangerous warrior in the galaxy, in close combat. However, Sonic's fighting prowess is rather unrefined and crude, as he has undergone no forms of combat training for his entire life. Knuckles has even deemed him unskilled and untrained in the field of combat.

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Sonic in control of his chaos energy, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Another aspect of Sonic's power is his ability to generate chaos energy. This power is linked to his emotional state. If he feels extreme emotions, Sonic will start generating blue energy that causes his quills and eyes to glow blue and his body to unleash surges of energy akin to lightning bolts. These energies are so vast that, should Sonic release this energy, he can unleash an electromagnetic pulse that can cover areas as large as the entire Pacific Northwest or reach otherwise inhabited planets across the galaxy. Conversely, should Sonic harness these energies for himself, they seem to amplify his speed, strength and spin attack, providing the latter with enough power to hit the Eggpod hard enough to send it flying in the opposite direction, break down a bank vault's sealed door,[3] and clash with the similarly charged Knuckles. If Sonic's quills are separated from him, they will retain some of the energy he creates and react to Sonic's emotional state from a distance; the energy output from these quills is astronomical, with even one of them possessing unlimited power. Sonic can also drain this power from his separated quills by literally pulling the energy out of them, although they will eventually regain their power. Initially, Sonic had no control of the energies he could generate, being capable of only summoning them during moments of extreme stress and anger. During his clash with Dr. Robotnik in Green Hills, however, Sonic gained complete control over his energy-based power, allowing him to properly harness it.

Sonic also possesses good survival skills, able to survive living alone in the wild on Earth for ten years. Sonic is a capable leader as well, able to inspire others and come up with good battle strategies.

Super Sonic

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Super Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film).

By harnessing the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, Sonic can transform into Super Sonic. Possessing god-like powers in this state, all of Sonic's abilities far surpass his normal ones. He is also able to fly and can turn thoughts into reality, such as conjuring up chili dogs.

Weaknesses

While Sonic's super speed is his greatest asset, it can also be his greatest weakness in certain situations; if he cannot get good traction when trying to come to a stop, he can risk tumbling out of control. He also had little to no control over his chaos energy powers to begin with, which would result in him creating unintended energy surges at inopportune times. However, he has since overcome this weakness after gaining control over this ability.

While his chaos energy can bolster it by a large factor, Sonic at least initially had very poor upper body strength, as he was unable to break a bottle against a bar patron's head with numerous attempts, and a subsequent, lengthy series of punches against said bar patron did not illicit even a flinching response. However, by the time of fighting Knuckles in the Labyrinth, his strength seems to have improved, allowing him to adequately contend with the echidna.

Suffering from slight aquaphobia, Sonic is incapable of swimming and sinks in deep water, barely able to keep himself buoyant. While he is able to bypass this weakness somewhat by running along the surface of water at high speed, he needs to stay at maximum speed or risk sinking. He also has trouble maintain the speed needed to stay buoyant this way in rough waters.

Sonic is also very cocky at times, and often makes situations worse, like when he started a bar fight when attempting to knock out the Roadhouse Thug with a bottle by mimicking an action movie.

Relationships

Longclaw

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Sonic parting ways with Longclaw, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

I miss you, Longclaw. I'm trying to make you proud.Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film)

Sonic's first parental figure was Longclaw, who served as both his foster mother and mentor, and took care of him in his early youth. Sonic evidently cared very much about Longclaw and reciprocated her love for him, having run across his island in the open just to bring her a flower. However, he did not always listen to Longclaw's warnings, namely by using his powers in the open despite being told by Longclaw to keep them concealed, certain that he was too fast to be noticed. This, unfortunately, led to the echidna tribe attacking their home and forcing Sonic to flee to Earth without Longclaw, something which Sonic was distraught about, as he did not want to part ways from her. Even then complying to Longclaw's orders, Sonic was unwilling to leave her, as he attempted to come to her rescue when she made her stand against the echidna tribe, only for the Ring portal between them to close up.

The loss of Longclaw had a profound impact on Sonic, traumatizing him with the knowledge of what could happen to those close to him if they got caught up in the struggle for his powers. As such, Sonic took Longclaw's last instructions to heart by staying in hiding on Earth for the next ten years and attempting to leave Earth after he was discovered there despite wanting to stay on Earth and hating his next hideout. Over the course of the hunt for the Rings he needed to leave Earth however, Sonic began wondering if Longclaw was wrong about him having a real life with friends on Earth. Eventually though, Sonic chose to stay on Earth with the Wachowskis, with no disrespect to Longclaw.

These days, Sonic still keeps mementoes from Longclaw, including a feather of hers, which tend to make him remember Longclaw with both fondness and sadness.

Tom Wachowski

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Tom and Sonic, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

My favorite person is the Donut Lord. Protector of this town, and defender of all creatures big and small.Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic saw Tom Wachowski as a role model even before they formally met, having formed his opinion of Tom by spying on him from a distance. Sonic would refer to him as "Donut Lord", since Tom talked to doughnuts and ate them "if they [got] out of line". He likewise saw Tom as one of the best people in Green Hills given how he defended "all creatures big and small". Sonic also tried to involve himself in Tom's life from a distance, such as by spying on his and Maddie's movie nights together. Sonic's longing to be a part of Tom's life and his family proved to be so great that he considered himself a part of his family through his spying and eavesdropping in order to deny his own loneliness. Regardless, Sonic trusted Tom to some degree, having gone to Tom's garage during his escape from the United States Army because he was the only one, he could think of.

When Sonic and Tom finally met each other face to face, their reaction was far from friendly, with both of them screaming in shock upon seeing each other's reaction and Tom shooting Sonic with a bear tranquilizer. This caused Sonic to accidentally send the Rings he needed to leave Earth to San Francisco, causing Sonic to blame Tom for his entrapment on Earth. Nonetheless, Sonic depended on Tom to stay safe from the United States operative, Dr. Robotnik. Sonic was likewise concerned about Tom's safety, prompting him to reveal himself to Robotnik in order keep Robotnik from killing him. At first, Tom helped Sonic escape Robotnik, but he refused to accompany him in the long run. Sonic, however, persuaded Tom to help him find his Ring, and the two set out on their quest. However, Sonic did not care too much about the whole situation and was even excited about finally being able to spend time with Tom.

During their trip to San Francisco, Sonic was still friendly to Tom and acted cool despite their predicament. However, Sonic would irritate Tom with his nonchalance and confidence, although it was soon revealed that he just wanted to make a real friend before leaving Earth. Sonic was likewise annoyed by Tom's attempts to keep him concealed and would disobey his orders to stay hidden. However, Sonic eventually won over Tom with his childish charm and humanity of his own, causing them to bond over a night at the Piston Pit where Sonic was happy for Tom's help in crossing things off his bucket list. During the fight in the bar, he expressed concern about seeing Tom being cornered by thugs and so rushed to his aid. They grew further closer as Sonic admitted his worries and vulnerabilities about leaving Earth for the Mushroom Planet to Tom. The next day, Sonic presumptuously began to see each other as friends, even though Tom said he liked his dog Ozzie more than him. However, Sonic's relationship with Tom got strained when he got personally offended over how Tom was leaving Green Hills for the San Francisco Police Department, and could not understand why he was leaving behind his home and those he knew when he himself had been forced away from his home and his loved ones. However, he eventually came to understand his decision. Sonic also began to see Tom as a protector after he helped him recover from an explosion.

Sonic later returned the favor by protecting Tom from Robotnik, and together they banished the doctor to the Mushroom Planet. By this point, Sonic saw Tom as the first friend he had been missing his entire life. Also, when Tom moved Sonic's belongings from his cave to the Wachowski house's attic, Sonic was overjoyed and felt like a member of the Wachowski family.

As time went on, Sonic and Tom's relationship would evolve from a friendship to a form of son-and-father relationship, with Tom trying to be a supporting presence to Sonic by reminding him that the time will eventually come for him to use the incredible powers he possesses, but are not allowed to use in public.[12] He would also try to teach him about responsibility and true heroism in order to steer him in the right direction. Although Sonic initially took his lessons lightly, he soon came to understand the depths of his words and used them to convince Knuckles to a truce after noting that he got it from someone who means a lot to him. Eventually, when they fought they were going to be killed by the Giant Eggman Robot, Sonic would tell Tom after he assured him that he was family that he had come to love him like a father, who returned those feelings. Afterwards, Sonic would openly acknowledge Tom as his father figure.

Maddie Wachowski

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Sonic and Maddie hugging, from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film).

Maddie to Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film)Hey, we're not going anywhere. We're family.

Through spying and eavesdropping, Sonic got to know Maddie Wachowski pretty well before they met. He refers to her as "Pretzel Lady", as she is excellent at yoga. Sonic also liked Maddie because of her kindness towards animals. Sonic also tried to involve himself in Maddie's life from a distance, such as by mimicking her yoga poses and spying on her and Tom's movie nights together. Sonic's longing to be a part of Maddie's life and her family proved to be so great that he considered himself a part of her family through his spying and eavesdropping in order to deny his own loneliness.

Sonic eventually met Maddie properly after she woke him up from an injury, before greeting her in a friendly matter. After Maddie was convinced by Tom to help Sonic, he and Maddie quickly began collaborating to help Sonic find the Ring needed to go to the Mushroom Planet. While Sonic appreciated that Maddie came to like him, he nevertheless did not like how she called him and Tom "cute" together. Regardless, Sonic protected Maddie from Dr. Robotnik when he attacked them. After the threat of Robotnik had been dealt with, Sonic had come to see Maddie as a close friend. Also, when Maddie later moved Sonic's belongings from his cave to the Wachowski house's attic, Sonic was overjoyed and felt like a member of the Wachowski family.

As time went on, Sonic and Maddie's relationship would evolve from a friendship to a form of son-and-mother relationship, with Maddie helping to steer Sonic in the right direction with Tom's aid. Eventually, when they fought, they were going to be killed by the Giant Eggman Robot, Sonic would tell Maddie after she assured him that he was family that he had come to love her like a mother, who returned those feelings.

Miles "Tails" Prower

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Sonic and Tails sharing a moment, from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film).

Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film)I'm really glad you're here, Tails.

Sonic first met Tails after the latter saved him from Knuckles. Initially, Sonic did not trust the fox due to having just met him, but faced with the threat of Knuckles and Robotnik, he saw he had little choice in the matter and so he accepted his help. However, Sonic soon became convinced of Tails' good intentions and helpfulness, which prompted him to accepting him as his ally. When Sonic saw Tails felt unsure about coming along on his quest for the Master Emerald, he won him over by promising to protect him with an unbreakable promise. During their subsequent journey in Siberia, Sonic grew slightly uncomfortable upon hearing that Tails had spent the past eight months spying on him, though the two grew a close bond after they won a dance fight and Sonic learned of how he had become Tails' hero after his first victory over Robotnik in Green Hills and admitted that he was good after showing profound knowledge about his preferences. He also learned about how Tails was insecure about his two tails, while also ensuring him that it was not a bad thing.

Unlike most others, whom he would show an occasional attitude towards, Sonic would remain consistently kind towards Tails. Even when he learned that Tails had been stalking him with his gadgets, he was impressed instead of being disturbed. After Tails was later attacked and knocked unconscious by Robotnik, Sonic put aside his current concerns and focused solely on ensuring Tails' well-being and protecting him. He was very worried when Tails did not wake up, even when the G.U.N. agents locked both of them away. After being rescued by Maddie, Sonic blamed himself for putting Tails in danger, which prompted him to go find the Master Emerald alone. After Tails arrived in the Tornado to pick him up, Sonic was relieved that he was alright and impressed that he was able to find him again. Later, during their fight with Robotnik's Giant Eggman Robot, Sonic and Tails would show close cooperation in battle while at the same time being open to each other's suggestions and ideas. Since then, the two of them have remained good friends, bonded by their oath to guard the Master Emerald with Knuckles, to the point of creating a brotherly bond.

Knuckles the Echidna

Sonic's relationship with Knuckles the Echidna did not get off to a good start. Sonic in particular would show slight distaste towards Knuckles due to his association with the echidna, who ruined his childhood by separating him from Longclaw and getting him banished from his home. Despite this, Sonic never showed personal hatred towards Knuckles, and would merely act in self-defense during their initial clashes.

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Knuckles and Sonic shaking hands, from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (film).

Initially, Sonic saw Knuckles as a serious threat, who was a more experienced fighter and better suited for combat than himself, whenever he turned up. As time when on though, Sonic would get over his fear and begin seeing Knuckles as more of an annoyance while taunting his with mocking jokes about his temper and reputation. However, the two began to sympathize with each other after learning that they both lost the only people they considered to be their families due to the owls and the echidnas' feud, until Tails arrived and tried to refrain Knuckles, inadvertently causing him to think that Sonic was lying. When they met again in the temple holding the Master Emerald, Sonic stopped pulling his punches and began to brutally attack Knuckles, although with reluctancy since Knuckles forced his hand.

Despite the fact that Knuckles repeatedly tried to kill Sonic and treating him with disrespect, Sonic could ultimately not bring himself to treat Knuckles as a real enemy, and would even save him when he was about to drown. In return, Knuckles saved Sonic from drowning as well. The two would then bond after Sonic explained why he did not let Knuckles die even though he had tried to kill him several times, which got Knuckles to open up and convince him of Sonic's honor and heroism. Sonic was later shown to trust Knuckles as a friend from then on, as he affirmed to Tails that he was not a bad guy, but just "mixed up". When later fighting the Giant Eggman Robot, Sonic got Knuckles to acknowledge him as a brave and noble warrior when he offered to be bait for Robotnik. Since then, the two of them have remained good friends, bonded by their oath to guard the Master Emerald with Tails and a friendly rivalry. Despite this, he is shown to be exasperated by Knuckles' naivety and boastful attitude, as demonstrated when they played a round of baseball together.

Dr. Robotnik

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Sonic facing Dr. Robotnik during the climax of his first adventure, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Your flying eggs are pretty impressive, Mr. Eggman. But let's face it, you'll never catch me!Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (film)

As his arch enemy, Sonic sees Dr. Robotnik as a psychotic madman who only wants to use his power for his own gains and destroy him and his foster family. Despite this, Sonic would tease the doctor by calling him "Eggman" as a reference to his egg-shaped Badniks and making fun of his looks.

Sonic first met Robotnik when he came to the house of Tom Wachowski, who was hiding him, and threatened to kill Tom if he did not tell where Sonic was. Rather than letting Tom pay the price, Sonic revealed himself to Robotnik to save Tom. Robotnik, in turn, was shocked by the sight of Sonic, allowing Tom to knock him out, and him and Sonic to escape him. One of Sonic's primary reasons for leaving Earth after that was to protect those knowing of his existence, namely Tom and Maddie, from Robotnik's wrath. During their later confrontation at the Transamerica Pyramid, Sonic had developed a more fearless attitude towards Robotnik, which he showed by taunting him and boasting confidently that the doctor would never be able to catch him. However, when Robotnik proved himself a threat with his Eggpod vehicle, Sonic took the doctor more seriously, and would even begin to show slight fear of him after finding himself unable to escape him and his Eggpod. After resolving to use his power to protect his friends instead of running away however, Sonic faced Robotnik head-on, eventually defeating him and banishing him to the Mushroom Planet with Tom's aid.

When Robotnik returned, Sonic would treat the doctor with even more aggression, going as far as to attempt to attack him as he threatened his loves ones from his foster family. Despite this, Sonic would remain cheeky towards Robotnik, namely by mocking his new look, especially by pointing out his more unkept mustache. As Sonic kept returning to ruin Robotnik's plans though, he would eventually become Robotnik's greatest weak spot, something which Sonic recognized and used to his advantage when fighting Robotnik and his Giant Eggman Robot. Sonic's spite towards Robotnik further intensified after he nearly killed the Wachowskis, though he kept himself calm enough to give Robotnik the option to surrender. When Robotnik failed to do that though, Sonic destroyed Giant Eggman Robot and left him to fall with it.

Friends/allies

Neutral

Enemies

See also

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Could use this move in Sonic Dash.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Could use this move in Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

References

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