- For fighter info, see Sonic the Hedgehog (SSBB).
Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Sonikku za Hejjihoggu) is SEGA's mascot and Mario's "rival." He makes his first Smash appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as the second third-party character, after Solid Snake.
Sonic is a blue, male, anthropomorphic hedgehog. First introduced by Sega in 1991 to combat Nintendo's Mario. He is commonly depicted of having a laid back attitude, and is impatient, but cannot resist helping someone in need. He values his freedom above all else, and hates being constrained.
In the April 2002 edition of EGM, an Aprils Fool's claim was that Sonic and Tails, the two biggest mascots of the game company Sega, could be unlocked in Super Smash Bros. Melee by defeating 20 or more Fighting Wire Frames in Cruel Melee. Players have proven this rumor false both in premise and in practice. When asked if Sonic was going to appear in Melee in an interview with Edge Magazine, Yuji Naka, creator of the Sonic franchise, stated that "It was very close, but time constraints did not allow us to continue with the idea."
- Main Article: Sonic the Hedgehog (SSBB)
Sonic is a confirmed playable character for Brawl. He is the fastest character in the game, he along with Captain Falcon . Judging by the E for All demo and an update on Smash Bros. DOJO!!, his attacks are based on more classic moves from Sonic's earlier platforming games.
- The interview with Yuji Naka regarding Sonic and Melee
- Sonic's official website, including info on all video games and such.