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Encyclopedia > Big the Cat
Big the Cat
Image:Chara 54.gif
Big the Cat, as seen on Sonic Channel
Game series Sonic the Hedgehog
First game Sonic Adventure (1999) (1998 in Japan)
Creator(s) Unknown
Voice actor(s) (English) Jon St. John (Games) (1999-2004)
Oliver Wyman (TV) (Games) (2005-present)
Voice actor(s) (Japanese) Syun Yashiro (deceased) (Games) (1998)
Takashi Nagasako (TV) (Games) (1999-Present)
In-Universe Information
Species Cat
Gender Male
Height 200 centimeters (6 ft. 6 in.)
Weight 280 kilograms (616 pounds)
Age 18

Big the Cat (ビッグ ・ザ ・キャット Biggu za Kyatto?) is a video game character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. He is a large, purple, male, anthropomorphic, (loosely) humanoid cat with yellow eyes. He is a fisherman, or, more accurately, a fishercat, and brings his fishing rod with him wherever he goes, often using it as a weapon. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have dozens of minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ... Image File history File links Chara_54. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Jon St. ... Pete Zarustica is an American voice actor who has worked on many animated features and television shows. ... Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士 Nagasako Takashi, born February 24, 1964) is a seiyū who was born in Yamagata. ... Trinomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Fictional character. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... An anthropomorphic character; a cat ascribed human characteristics. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... Trinomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... A fisherman in central Chile A Long Island fisherman cleans his nets A fisherman (in recent years sometimes called a fisher to be non-gender specific), is a person who engages in the activity of fishing. ... A fiberglass spinning rod and reel circa 1997. ...


Big lives in a hut at the Mystic Ruins. He first debuted in Sonic Adventure on the Dreamcast, which was released in Japan on December 23, 1998. He is 18 years old, weighs 280 kg (616 pounds), and is 200 cm (6' 6") tall),[1] making him the heaviest and largest non-metal character in the series. His character designer is either Yuji Uekawa, Takashi Iizuka or even Naoto Ohshima. His family relationships are unknown, but his best friend is Froggy. Mystic Ruins is a fictional location and an Adventure Field in the video game Sonic Adventure and its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... The Dreamcast , code-named Dural, Dricas and Katana during development) is Segas fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Naoto Oshima Naoto Ohshima (大島 直人 Ōshima Naoto) is a Japanese national and former Sega employee who designed the characters of Sonic the Hedgehog and Doctor Eggman. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have dozens of minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ...

Contents

History

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Sonic Adventure

Big was sleeping in his hut one night, when he woke up and saw that his friend, Froggy, had swallowed his lucky charm; the yellow Chaos Emerald. As soon as he noticed that Froggy had grown a tail, Froggy ran off, causing Big to chase after him. After trying to catch him in Twinkle Park, and then in Ice Cap, Big was able to catch Froggy on Emerald Coast, but Dr. Eggman's robot, E-102 Gamma caught him and ran away. Seeing that, Big tried to convince the robot to give him Froggy back, but without any positive results. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... E-102 Gamma ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...


Big chased Gamma to Eggman's Final Egg base, where he boarded the Egg Carrier. After finding Froggy on the flying fortress, he fished him in one of the many water tanks on the Hot Shelter. He was then teleported by Tikal into the past for a while, so she could pass him a message, just like she did to the other characters, about Chaos 4. When he got back to the present, he tried to get out of the Egg Carrier, but was caught by Dr. Eggman and Chaos 4, which then evolved to Chaos 6 when he absorbed Froggy (whose tail and Chaos Emerald had disappeared). Just then, Sonic appeared to the rescue. After defeating the God of Destruction, Big found the Tornado 2 biplane and decided to fly home with it, crash landing the plane right next to his house. Later, when Perfect Chaos destroyed the city of Station Square Big gave one of the seven Chaos Emeralds to Sonic in order to let him transform into Super Sonic. The Egg Carrier is a fictional flying fortress created by Doctor Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Tikal ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog game series of games released by Sega. ... Chaos ) is the fictional (pseudo) villain and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Chaos ) is the fictional (pseudo) villain and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ... The Tornado, as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. ... Station Square is a fictional city, and one of the three Adventure Fields in the games Sonic Adventure and its enhanced remake, Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ...


Sonic Heroes

Some time passed, and slightly before Sonic Heroes, Froggy went missing again, and Big teamed up with Amy Rose and Cream to create Team Rose, Big being the "power character", and the three went to find Froggy, along with Sonic and Chocola, a Chao that Cream was looking for. Although Cream and Big try to give up on the middle of the adventure, Amy encourages them to go on. During their adventure they figured out that Dr. Eggman had kidnapped Froggy, and fought Team Chaotix, with Big being angered that they teased his friends. After defeating Dr. Eggman and his Egg Emperor robot, they found Froggy in a puddle of liquid, which they later found out was Metal Sonic (who had used Froggy and Chocola to copy Chaos’s data). Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Amy Rose ), also known as Rosy the Rascal, is a video game character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... Cream the Rabbit ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


After Metal Sonic transformed into Metal Madness, Team Rose gave their Chaos Emeralds (Cream had the yellow Chaos Emerald, and Big the purple Chaos Emerald) to Team Sonic and stalled Metal Madness by attacking his right side. After Team Super defeated the villain, Big was left standing with Cream waving goodbye as Amy went chasing after Sonic.

Spoilers end here.

Other game appearances

Big is playable in Sonic Shuffle for the Dreamcast as an unlockable bonus character. Sonic Shuffle is a video game for the Sega Dreamcast and was Segas answer to the successful Nintendo party game, Mario Party. ...


Big makes several cameo appearances in Sonic Adventure 2, where can be found in most stages and boss fights, and even some cutscenes. He was also unlockable as a character in 2-Player Mech Battle mode, where he used Eggman's mech. Most these cameos were removed in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (he can still be seen in some cutscenes by pressing A), the GameCube remake, and he was replaced by Dark Chao Walker in 2-Player mode. Sonic Adventure 2 ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ... Sonic Adventure 2 is a videogame made by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ゲームキューブ; originally code-named Dolphin during development; abbreviated as GCN) is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the 128-bit era; the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ...


Big cameos in Sonic Battle as well. Players can choose to link four Game Boy Advances together using link cables to play multiplayer games with only one game cartridge. In one of these mini games, Big can sometimes be seen fishing as he sits on the platform where the other characters battle, much like in Sonic Adventure 2. Sonic Battle is a fighting game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps (under the guise of Sonic Team) and published by THQ for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sonic Adventure 2 ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ...


After years of absence from games like Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders, Big made a cameo appearance in Sonic Rivals as a collectable card. Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Sonic Rivals is a new game in the Sonic series, created by Death, Jr. ...


Heading back into the direction of his easter-egg cameos in Sonic Adventure 2, Big makes small cameo appearances in some of the stages in Sonic and the Secret Rings. Big appears every so often if you stay motionless in certain areas in specific levels of the game for 5-10 seconds. Once the player stays motionless at the right location, Big the Cat will appear, and an extra page in his diary will be viewable in the extras feature. Sonic and the Secret Rings ), formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire, is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America, in Europe on March 2, 2007[1] and in Japan on March...


Personality

Big is carefree and laid-back. He cares a lot for his friends, especially Froggy. He enjoys fishing and brings his rod with him wherever he goes. Some people think that Big is not very intelligent, because of his voice, but they are wrong, because in fact he just talks very slow, and is very gentle to his friends, but when Froggy or other of his friends is in danger, he forgets the amabilites and will fight against everything to protect them.


Many Sonic fans dislike Big because of his personality and his slow gameplay - which differs a lot from Sonic's fast gameplay -, but strangely enough, he's one of the characters that has been wanted by fans to return in upcoming games.[citation needed].


Abilities and weaknesses

Big the Cat in Sonic Heroes.
Big the Cat in Sonic Heroes.

Big's abilities include using his strength to lift, push, carry and throw heavy things, and use his body (usually his stomach) to crush his opponents and objects. Like Knuckles and E-123 Omega, Big is probably one of the strongest characters in the series. In Sonic Adventure, he can use his fishing rod to fish or attack enemies (known as Lure Attack), and its range is increased with the "Power Rod" upgrade. Its fishing power can also be raised with lure upgrades (there are 4 in all). When Big acquires the Life Belt, he can float on water and dive underwater. Download high resolution version (1737x1500, 591 KB)Big the Cat artwork from Segas Sonic Heroes File links The following pages link to this file: List of minor characters in Sonic the Hedgehog Categories: Free use images ... Download high resolution version (1737x1500, 591 KB)Big the Cat artwork from Segas Sonic Heroes File links The following pages link to this file: List of minor characters in Sonic the Hedgehog Categories: Free use images ...


In Sonic Heroes, Big can use his rod to attack enemies and objects, or use it to smash Amy and Cream as projectiles when they are in ball form. He is also able to swirl his rod around and when powered up, the lure changes and gains a fire trail. In Sonic Heroes, the rod is also an umbrella which Big can use to float above fans. He can also use the "Flower Festival" Team Blast with Amy and Cream, during which he pushes them up with his umbrella where they unleash an explosion of flowers. An umbrella is a collapsible canopy that protects a person from rain or sun. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


With Big’s size, he does not move as quickly as the other characters, but he seems to have at least some speed in Sonic Heroes. In Sonic Adventure, Big does not have many abilities and his attacks aren't as powerful as the other characters, but despite his size, he can climb up ladders very fast.


Theme songs

  • Sonic Adventure - "Lazy Days ~Livin' in Paradise~". It is sung by Ted Poley.
  • Sonic Heroes - "Follow Me", shared with Team Rose. It is sung by Kay Hanley.

Ted Poley performing live Ted Harris Poley (born January 5, 1964 in Englewood, New Jersey) is a rock singer and drummer most famous for being in the band Danger Danger. ... Kay Hanley (born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on September 11, 1968) is an alternative rock musician. ...

In other media

Sonic X

Big has a minor role in the anime Sonic X. Notably, he is the first character to appear in the series, as he is seen sleeping by a river with Froggy in the beginning of episode 1. His most notable appearance was during the Sonic Adventure adaption, where he played the same role as he did in the game. At the start of the series, he was apparently caught in the Chaos Control explosion that transported the main characters from their world to Earth. However, he did not make another appearance until a second Chaos Control event brought several locations from their world to Earth. It is unknown if Big somehow remained on his homeworld until the second event, or if he had been on Earth the entire time. Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... In the fictional universe of the Sonic the Hedgehog games, Chaos Control is a power that can be enhanced through use of the mystical Chaos Emeralds. ...


Sonic the Comic

In Sonic the Comic, Big makes a single-panel appearance when Chaos, drained of power and restored to its original fish form, lands next to Big, who is fishing in those waters, prompting him to turn and mumble "Hmmm?" Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published fortnightly by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ...


In the "unofficially official" continuation of the comic, named Sonic the Comic - Online!, Big has fished out Chaos - who he calls "Buddy" - and the two form an unlikely partnership (a fat cat and a big fish), with Big unwittingly being used to help Chaos regain his powers. This ended after the encounter with The King Of Ghosts in the Haunted Hill Zone mines; Big, having commented several times in the story that he was hungry, finally looks at Chaos while licking his lips and saying "Really hungry...". It is assumed that he ate him, but it is possible that it was simply a joke by the writers and that both Chaos and Big are still around. Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published fortnightly by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ... King Boom Boo is a fictional villain in the Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...


Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic)

In Sonic the Hedgehog, the Archie comic, Big makes an appearance during the Sonic Adventure adaptation. While he used to live in Cat Country, he now resides in Knothole as he appears in numerous crowd scenes and also play the role of Eggman in a play. Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th anniversary issue published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Short for Knothole Village in the beloved series, Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) ...


Sonic X (Archie comic)

In the Sonic X comic book, Big appears in Paris, when Sonic and the rest of the gang are on the World Fair. He punches Dr. Eggman in the face when he recognizes him, and later he helped Sonic and the others defeat Eggman's robots who were on the loose, destroying everything they saw. Sonic X is an ongoing comic book series published by Archie Comics, based on the animated series of the same name. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


As gentle and harmless as Big may appear to be, when Dr. Eggman was threatening to harm Froggy, or certain people Big cared about, Big responded to that with a square punch in Eggman's face, knocking him down and out.


It is likely that he will be back for other stories in the future, in both comic books.


Voice actors

Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic Shuffle is a video game for the Sega Dreamcast and was Segas answer to the successful Nintendo party game, Mario Party. ... Edward Winnie-the-Pooh Bear, sometimes referred to as Pooh, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. ... Kingdom Hearts video game. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA),[1] is an acute neurological injury in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted. ... Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士 Nagasako Takashi, born February 24, 1964) is a seiyū who was born in Yamagata. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic Adventure 2 ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ... Sonic Shuffle is a video game for the Sega Dreamcast and was Segas answer to the successful Nintendo party game, Mario Party. ... Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Jon St. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... Sonic and the Secret Rings ), formerly known by the working title Sonic Wild Fire, is a video game within the Sonic the Hedgehog series that was released exclusively for the Wii on February 20, 2007 in North America, in Europe on March 2, 2007[1] and in Japan on March... Pete Zarustica is an American voice actor who has worked on many animated features and television shows. ...

References

  1. ^ http://sonic.sega.jp/chara/big/index.html

External Links

  • Big the Cat Concept: "Mobius" (REAL Character Profile)

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