Sonic the Hedgehog

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Sonic the Hedgehog
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Official artwork of Sonic the Hedgehog from Sonic Lost World.

Universe Sonic
Debut Rad Mobile (Cameo, 1991)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
SSB4
Most recent appearance Sonic Jump Fever (2014)
Console of origin Arcade
Species Hedgehog
Gender Male
Homeworld Mobius
Created by Naoto Ōshima
Yuji Naka
Hirokazu Yasuhara
Designed by Video games
Naoto Ōshima (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Artwork
Akira Wantabe (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Yuji Uekawa (Sonic Adventure)
English voice actor Jason Griffith (Brawl) (Sonic Games 2005-2010)
Roger Craig Smith (SSB4) (Sonic Games 2010-present)
Japanese voice actor Junichi Kanemaru
Article on Wikipedia Sonic the Hedgehog (character)

Sonic the Hedgehog ( ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Sonikku za Hejjihoggu) is the main character of the Sonic the Hedgehog games and the mascot of Sega. Sonic was first introduced by Sega in 1991 in the game Sonic the Hedgehog to combat Nintendo's Mario. He is often thought of as Mario's unofficial rival, though they have appeared in games together. He makes his first Smash appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as one of the third-party characters, the other being Solid Snake. Sonic was announced to make a return in Super Smash Bros. 4 during a Nintendo Direct on October 1, 2013.

Description[edit]

Sonic is a male, 15 year-old (20 in real life), anthropomorphic hedgehog. He has spiky blue hair, green eyes, and red and white running shoes with gold buckles. He is only one meter (3ft, 3in) tall (though, in his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, his height is obviously increased). As his name suggests, he is capable of running at supersonic speeds. The self-described "coolest, blue-est hedgehog alive," he has a bit of an attitude and is impatient, but cannot resist helping someone in need. He values freedom above all else and constantly campaigns to free animals imprisoned by the evil Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. Generally speaking, Sonic loves being able to do what he wants and loathes being constrained. He gathers golden rings for energy, and when he collects the seven Chaos Emeralds, he becomes Super Sonic, with yellow fur and red eyes, capable of flight. Most of the time, every challenge he faces seems enjoyable to him; another chance to get moving. However, he does take time to relax once in a while. He is sometimes portrayed as being from the imaginary planet Mobius, and other times his birthplace is listed as Christmas Island, a real-world dependant territory of Australia.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Although Sega and Nintendo were hardware and software rivals at the release of the GameCube, Sonic's creator Yuji Naka claimed that there existed a possibility of including Sonic in Melee, though time constraints apparently caused these plans to fall through.

While unofficial, an infamous hoax claimed that Sonic and Tails were unlockable in Melee. While later proven false, the hoax remains well-known in both the Smash community and the wider world of gaming.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: Sonic (SSBB)
Sonic, as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sonic is a playable character in Brawl and was confirmed on October 9th, 2007. He has the fastest running speed in the game, with attacks based largely on his earlier platforming games, and some from the obscure game Sonic the Fighters. Sonic's Final Smash, Super Sonic, allows the player to fly around the stage at incredible speed. Sonic also appears very late in the game's story mode, helping to defeat Tabuu in the final battle.

Sonic is ranked 22nd on the current tier list in D tier.

Trophy Info[edit]

The world's fastest hedgehog, who can run at supersonic speeds. Generally speaking, he loves being able to do what he wants and loathes being constrained. Holding still is something he would never consider. He's got a bit of an attitude but can't pass by someone in trouble. When he collects the seven Chaos Emeralds, he transforms into the mighty, gold Super Sonic.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
Wii: Sonic and the Secret Rings

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Main article: Sonic (SSB4)
Artwork of Sonic in Smash 4.

Sonic was confirmed to be a returning playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4 during the Nintendo Direct of October 1st, 2013. He retains the same four special moves from Brawl, but his voice changes. Rather than Jason Griffith who previously voiced Sonic in Brawl and previous Sonic games (2005-2010), he is now voiced in SSB4 by Roger Craig Smith, who has taken the role since Sonic Free Riders and Sonic Colors (2010-present). His design is similar to his appearance in Sonic Lost World, as his quills are a bit smaller and is a brighter shade of blue than previously. He is the first and so far the only returning third party character in the series.

Trivia[edit]

  • Sonic is the only third-party character to be playable in more than one Smash Bros. game.
  • Sonic is the only third-party character to have not appeared in a crossover fighting game besides the Super Smash Bros series.
  • Sonic appeared in various media alongside other Super Smash Bros. playable characters outside of the Super Smash Bros. series:
    • Before fighting alongside Mario in Brawl, the two characters' universes formally met in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games - which, true to its title, was set at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, and featured various characters from the Mario and Sonic series. The game then got sequels for each subsequent Olympic Games.
    • Before fighting alongside Mega Man in SSB4, the two characters' Archie Comics universes temporarily merged together in the Worlds Collide story arc of their comics.
      • There are also special variant covers of Archie's Sonic Universe #69, Mega Man #42 and Sonic the Hedgehog #266 that create a Super Smash Bros. based scene depicting Mega Man fighting Sonic and Shadow the Hedgehog on Boxing Ring. [1]
    • Sonic, Pac-Man and Bowser appeared in the 2012 Disney film Wreck-It Ralph.
  • Sonic's reveal trailers for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4 were both unveiled in the month of October.
  • During Sonic's reveal trailer for Smash 4, some of his recycled voice clips from Sonic Generations can be heard.
    • Interestingly, it was later found out that, when Super Sonic was activated, the quote "Super Sonic style!", from that same game, is heard.

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