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
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Main article: Sonic (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 attacks based largely on his earlier platforming games, and some from the obscure game Sonic the Fighters. During Sonic's Final Smash, Super Sonic, he says "Now I'll show you!" and allows the player to fly around the stage at incredible speed. However, he is not a starter, and can be quite difficult to control, but works extremely well if mastered. His recovery consists of making a natural spring beneath his feet, allowing him to jump exceptionally high. He can charge into a ball and ram oponents, which if they are at high damage, is able to knock them off the screen.
In Super Smash Bros. for WiiU/3DS
- Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog (SSBWU/3DS)
Sonic was revealed as a returning character for the next installment of Super Smash Bros. in a Nintendo Direct in October of 2013. There was also a trailer for his reveal.
- 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.
- Sonic, Link, Mega Man, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Snake, and Ryu are the only characters in the Super Smash Bros. series to be featured in another fighting game. Sonic appeared as a playable character in Sonic the Fighters and Sonic Battle.
- 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.
- Sonic's victory theme in Brawl is directly ripped from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), and is the only theme that isn't remixed.
- Sonic is the only third-party character to appear in two Super Smash Bros. games.
- Sonic, Snake, Mega Man, Shulk, Ryu, and Pac-Man are the only characters in Super Smash Bros. to not be made by Nintendo.
- Coincidentally, Sonic, Mega Man and Pac-Man stretch out their arms when Dashing.
- Sonic News Network's article on Sonic the Hedgehog
- The interview with Yuji Naka regarding Sonic and Melee
- Official Sonic Website.
- Sonic's Character Page on the Official Super Smash Bros. Website
- Sonic's Character Page on the Smash Bros. DOJO!!
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