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Sonic the Hedgehog
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Sonic as he appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1.

Universe Sonic
Debut Rad Mobile (1991) (cameo)
Sonic The Hedgehog (1991)
Appears in SSBB IconSSB4 Icon
Console of origin Arcade (cameo)
Sega Genesis
Species Hedgehog
Gender Male
Homeworld Earth
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 SSBB Icon
Roger Craig Smith SSB4 Icon
Japanese voice actor Jun'ichi Kanemaru

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. He was first introduced by Sega in the game Sonic the Hedgehog to combat Nintendo's mascot, Mario. He is often thought of as Mario's unofficial rival, although they have appeared in games together. He makes his first Smash appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as the second third-party character in Super Smash Bros. after Solid Snake and before Mega Man, Pac-Man, Ryu, Cloud, and Bayonetta. He also returns as a veteran in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Description

Sonic is a male, teenage anthropomorphic Hedgehog. He has spiky blue hair, green eyes, and red running shoes. 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. Robotnik (also known as Dr. Eggman). 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 fun to him; another chance to get moving. However, he does take time to relax once in a while.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

See also: Sonic & Tails Rumor

Sonic, along with Tails, were rumored to be unlockable in Super Smash Bros. Melee by defeating 20 Fighting Wire Frames in Cruel Melee. This turned out to be an April Fools' Joke by EGM.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

As a playable character

Main article: Sonic (SSBB)
Sonic Clear SSBB

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

Trophy Info

Sonic
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. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

As a playable character

Main article: Sonic (SSBWU/3DS)
Sonic SSB4

Sonic reappears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, being announced on October 1st, 2013 to commemorate Sonic Lost World being released that month. This time around, he is a starter character, meaning he does not need to be unlocked. Sonic's English voice actor has been changed to Roger Craig Smith, who succeeded Jason Griffith in 2010, and now has a different voice actors in different regions. His appearance has been updated to reflect his design in his more recent games such as Sonic Colors, which in turn are based on official 2D and CG artworks.

Sonic's moveset is almost completely unchanged from Brawl; with only real changes is that his Dash Attack now has him performing a flying kick at the end of the attack and his Down Smash is now a split-kick attack.

Trophies

Sonic the Hedgehog
The main star of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He's an easygoing hedgehog who blows past the competition with his speed. Seriously, on the ground he's faster than anyone else in Smash Bros. Use this to your advantage, avoiding blows while landing lightning-fast attacks.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (06/1991)
  • (Wii U) Sonic Lost World (10/2013)
Sonic (Alt.)
Sonic's up special Spring Jump lets him reach great heights by jumping on a spring, becoming invincible for a moment. He can't use any other specials during the jump, but he can attack or dodge. This move's great for returning from a long launch. Other fighters can use the spring, though!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (06/1991)
  • (Wii U) Sonic Lost World (10/2013)

Trivia

  • Sonic's appearance in Smash is a throwback and reverence to a long time standing rivalry between Nintendo and Sega during the long standing rise of the video game giants during the 1990's; Sega's campaigns in the US often involved tongue in cheek jabs at Nintendo, including commercials boasting Sega's "Blast Processing" in comparison to Nintendo's systems, stating "Genesis Does what Nintendon't", and the Super Mario Bros parody of the Super Marxio Bros in the Sonic Archie comic. Their rivalry long stood fierce even in the face the rise of poorly applied gimmicky CD based fare and the infamous supposed hype of the 64 bit Atari Jaguar, but would come to an end in the New Millenium due to another competitor that would claim Sega's glory- Sony.
  • 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 both series.
    • Sonic also had a crossover comic series with Mega Man released from April to August 2013.
      • There was a second crossover comic that stretched out to other SEGA and Capcom franchises. It was released in May, 2015.
  • Sonic is the only third-party character to return playable in multiple Smash Bros. installments.
  • Coincidentally, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-Man stretch out their arms when dashing.

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