Name: Sonic the Hedgehog
Height: 100cm (3.3ft)
Weight: 35kg (77lbs)
Abilities: Speed, spin attack
Weaknesses: Impatience, he can't swim
Likes: Music, fast things
Dislikes: Tears, the word "slow"
Sonic the Hedgehog has taken many forms over the years; but one thing remains true: He is an anthromorphic
blue hedgehog with super-speed abilities. He began his life in 1991 with the pivotal release of the Sega Genesis Classic, "Sonic the Hedgehog" and went on to star in over 15 videogames
, with many spin-off titles and cameos
in other game series. He's also had no less than four TV shows to his credit, two comic books, several action figure lines, and much, much more.
From 1991 until 2001, Sonic the Hedgehog enjoyed a full 10 years being exclusive to Sega
consoles. In March of 2001, Sega announced they were transitioning out of the hardware business to software only, leaving our blue-blur to roam free across multiple videogame platforms.
Whether he's racing against gravity on towering skyscrapers or just chilling on the beach, he'll usually be found having fun. Never one to get snagged on regrets of the past, Sonic's eyes are set firmly on the horizon, and he's got the speed it takes to get him there.
While he's usually found alone, Sonic is very close friends with Miles "Tails" Prower
, a young fox who idolizes him. He's (usually) on pretty good terms with his rival, Knuckles the Echidna
, and will stop at nothing to avoid a run-in with Amy Rose
, his self-proclaimed girlfriend.
Sonic's always around to put a kink into the world conquest schemes of his long-time enemy, Dr. Eggman
. Utilizing his mad speed and spinning abilities, Sonic becomes a blazing, unstoppable pinball of doom and always manages to out-maneuver Eggman's mechanical monstrosities. By drawing on the positive forces of the seven Chaos Emeralds
, Sonic is able to transform into Super Sonic, enhancing all of his abilities as long as he's got Rings to feed the urge.
Most consider the Sega Genesis game Sonic & Knuckles to be the peak of Sonic the Hedgehog's career.