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Espio the Chameleon

Espio the Chameleon as he appears in Shadow the Hedgehog.
Game series Sonic the Hedgehog
First game Knuckles Chaotix
Voice actor(s) (English) Bill Corkery (Games) (2004)
David Wills (Anime) (Games) (2005-present)
Voice actor(s) (Japanese) Yuuki Masuda
In-Universe Information
Species Chameleon
Gender Male
Height 110 cm (3' 7")
Weight 36 kg (79.3 lb)
Age 16
Likes Training and self discipline[1]
Dislikes Crooked dealings[1]
Skills Ninjitsu[1]

Espio the Chameleon (エスピオ・ザ・カメレオン Esupio za Kamereon?) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. He is a male anthropomorphic chameleon, who is a skilled ninja and a member of the Chaotix detective team. He is 16 years old, 110 cm (3 ft 7 in) tall and weighs 36 kg (79.3 lb)[1]. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (607x1135, 77 KB) Summary Espio Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Knuckles Chaotix on the Sega 32X Knuckles Chaotix, also known as Chaotix is a Video Game in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, released for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... David Wills (sometimes credited as David Willis or Dave Wills) is an American voice actor, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment. ... Note: Yuuki Masuda should not be confused with Yuki Masuda, a female seiyÅ«. Yuuki Masuda , born September 12, 1979) is a seiyÅ« born in Tokyo. ... Genera Bradypodion Calumma Chamaeleo Furcifer Brookesia Rhampholeon Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are squamates that belong to one of the best-known lizard families. ... Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims about reality. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... 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. ... Genera Bradypodion Calumma Chamaeleo Furcifer Brookesia Rhampholeon Chameleons (family Chamaeleonidae) are squamates that belong to one of the best-known lizard families. ... This article refers to Japanese spies and assassins known as Ninja. For other uses, see Ninja (disambiguation) This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Contents

History

Knuckles' Chaotix

Espio first appeared in Knuckles' Chaotix (simply Chaotix in Japan) for the Sega 32X. The Japanese manual states that Espio, being a detective, goes to investigate the mysterious island that has emerged from the sea. Knuckles Chaotix, in Japan called simply Chaotix, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed and published by Sega for the Sega 32X. The game was released in North America in March 1995, in Japan on April 21, 1995 and finally in Europe during May 1995. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the American manual, he is a friend of Knuckles the Echidna, and is visiting "Carnival Island" when Eggman attacks it. Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...


In both cases, he is attacked by Doctor Eggman and Metal Sonic who try to capture him. Knuckles saves him from the two, and Espio automatically becomes his partner character for the training stage. After this, Espio can be chosen in the "Combi-Confiner" prior to stages. Espio can walk on walls and ceilings, and uses his own Whirl Attack instead of the common Spin Attack. In the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Doctor Eggman ), whose real name is Doctor Ivo Robotnik ) prior to Sonic Adventure 2 (see naming variations), and Doctor Julian Kintobor (Anti-Robotnik) in the Archie comic series, is a video game character and main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Sonic the Fighters

Espio appears as one of eight playable fighters in the arcade game Sonic the Fighters (Sonic Championship in the US). In the story, Espio is one of the eight characters who try to collect the eight Chaos Emeralds in order to travel into space and destroy Eggman's Death Egg II. Espio is the fourth character to fight in story mode, and his stage is Mushroom Hill, a part of Angel Island that appeared in Sonic & Knuckles. Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... Sonic the Fighters (Sonic Championship in US arcades), is a fighting game. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... This article is about the fictional island. ... Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team in collaboration with Sega Technical Institute, and published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis in 1994. ...


In the game, Espio is a medium-strong fighter, and his special abilities include using his Whirl Attack and attacking with his long tongue.


Sonic Heroes

The Chaotix made a new appearance in Sonic Heroes, where Espio, Vector the Crocodile and Charmy Bee have formed a detective agency (previously, only Espio was a detective). They are contacted by an anonymous client via a walkie-talkie. Espio doesn't entirely trust the voice, but Vector and Charmy quickly go help after they are promised a reward, with Espio tagging along anyway. In the game, Espio is the "speed" member of Team Chaotix, meaning he can run quicker than the others, and creates small whirlwinds for various purposes. Unlike the speed members of the other three teams, Espio can turn invisible, throw large shuriken and stick to walls. Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Vector the Crocodile is a video game character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. ... Charmy Bee ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games and a member of the Chaotix detective team. ... A walkie-talkie is a portable, bi-directional radio transceiver, first developed for military use. ... It has been suggested that Shuriken-jutsu be merged into this article or section. ...


In the end of their story, the client is rescued from Eggman's base, and turns out to be Doctor Eggman himself, to Espio's surprise. Eggman reveals that he had been framed and captured by Metal Sonic, who transforms into Metal Madness shortly after. Team Chaotix help out by giving Sonic the Chaos Emeralds they had collected throughout game, with Espio giving him the red one. Chaotix then stall Metal Madness in order to buy time for Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to turn into their super forms. This article is about the video game character. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Shadow the Hedgehog

In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Chaotix work on a new mission. He appears in the cutscene prior to the Mad Matrix stage, in which he and Shadow the Hedgehog somehow enter the cyberspace of Eggman's computer system. The player can then choose whether or not to help Espio retrieve encrypted data from the computer, with Espio being a "partner" character. In the GameCube and PlayStation 2 versions of the game, the second controller can be used to control Espio, who attacks with punch combos and homing attacks. Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game starring an antihero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... This article is about the video game character. ... It has been suggested that Virtual world be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ...


In the game's ending, the Chaotix are all on the Space Colony ARK, where they activate an old video created by Gerald Robotnik for Shadow to see. When Shadow sees it, he gains new strength and defeats the main villain, Black Doom. Space Colony ARK, as seen in Sonic X. The Space Colony ARK is a fictional space station in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Professor Gerald Robotnik ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Black Doom is the fictional antagonist from the game Shadow the Hedgehog, created by Sega Studios USA. Black Doom is the leader of the Black Arms. ...


Sonic Rivals

Espio appears on two collectable cards in Sonic Rivals. Sonic Rivals is a new game in the Sonic series, created by Death, Jr. ...


Personality

Espio, unlike the majority of the Sonic characters, is very serious, calm and disciplined. He is talented with computers, and plays the shamisen as a hobby. In Sonic Heroes, he plays the instrument in the Chaotix' Team Blast, "Chaotix Recital". According to the Japanese Chaotix game manual, Espio especially dislikes Dr. Eggman, although it's not stated precisely why. During a cut-scene in Sonic Heroes, the usually civil and soft-spoken chameleon even threatened the doctor's life. He is also able to see through Eggman's tricks very easily in Shadow the Hedgehog, and tells Shadow to destroy the villain. Kitagawa Utamaro, Flowers of Edo: Young Womans Narrative Chanting to the Samisen, ca. ...


Abilities

Espio, being a chameleon, can render his skin to match the environment, which makes him completely invisible, unless he gets something on him, such as paint, that allows him to be seen (and he did get paint smeared on himself in Sonic X episode 59). He is quite skillful with shuriken, and is said to own the biggest collection of them known to man. Some of his shuriken are also modified to explode within a certain time once they make contact to a target, like small time bombs (also seen in Sonic X episode 59). He also can run quite fast, as he is the Chaotix speed member in Sonic Heroes. He can also perform the homing attack like the other speed members, and can create small tornadoes (known as "Leaf Swirl") while turning invisible. Due to being a chameleon, he can also stick to and walk on walls and ceilings, and can quickly extend his long tongue in order to damage enemies. He can perform the Spin Attack and Spin Jump, along with his own variations of them, the Whirl Attack and Whirl Dash (appeared in old games; he uses the spin versions in Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog). Espio can also charge forward destroying all enemies in his way, and, as mentioned above, throw over-sized shuriken, as well as kunai. In the Archie comic, Espio has been shown using his tongue as a grapnel. This article needs cleanup. ... It has been suggested that Shuriken-jutsu be merged into this article or section. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... A kunai is an ancient kind of trowel, originated during the Tensho Era in Japan. ... The cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #1, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... A grappling hook is a composite hook attached to a rope, designed to be thrown or projected a distance, where its hooks will engage with the target. ...


Other media

Sonic X

Espio appeared with the Chaotix in the anime Sonic X. Along with Vector and Charmy, Espio played a minor role in season 2, only appearing in Episode 39 to help find Cream when Chaotix was hired by Vanilla, Cream's mother (though in the end, it is Sonic who unites the two). They play a larger role in Season 3, first appearing to bring Chris supplies from his parents. The second time Espio appears, he reluctantly helps Vector and Charmy help Tails get Cosmo, a girl he likes, to like him back, and after that appears with the others to help fight the Metarex. Espio states in his first appearance that he is the brains behind the Chaotix, when in the Sonic Heroes instruction manual, Vector is stated to be the brains. This article is becoming very long. ... Cream the Rabbit ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Vanilla the Rabbit ) is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... This article is about the video game character. ... Chris Thorndyke as he appears in Sonic X | inuniverse{{Sonic character | species = human | gender = male | height = 140cm | weight = 35kg | age = 12 Christopher Chris Thorndyke is the main human protagonist from the Sonic X anime series. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Cosmo is a fictional character from the Sonic X television series. ... Dark Oak, the Metarex Leader. ...


Comics

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comics, Espio is a bonafide hothead, which causes his friend Charmy to constantly remind him of his manners. It can be noted that this appearance has green eyes instead of golden ones. In Sonic the Comic, he is a friendly (or sometimes not so friendly) rival to Mighty and has an extremely short temper. Both of these incarnations of the character differ significantly from the Espio portrayed in the games and Sonic X. Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, 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. ... 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. ... Mighty the Armadillo is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...


Espio is one of only two Chaotix members featured in Mobius: 25 Years Later, where he works as Knuckles' secretary and is married with two children: Salma and Juanita. Sam Vita can do all the stuff Espio can. Sam is way cooler. Sam is Espio's master. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ...


Voice actors

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Espio the Chameleon
  • Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic X - Yuuki Masuda (Japan)
  • Sonic Heroes - Marc Biagi (US)
  • Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic X - David Willis (US)

Image File history File links Wikiquote-logo-en. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Note: Yuuki Masuda should not be confused with Yuki Masuda, a female seiyū. Yuuki Masuda , born September 12, 1979) is a seiyū born in Tokyo. ... David Willis (Mostly Credited As David Wills) is an American voice actor, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment. ...

Trivia

  • Espio's name is thought to either have come from the word "espionage", another word for spying, or to be a reference to the Spanish word "espio" (meaning literally "I spy").

References

  1. ^ a b c d http://sonic.sega.jp/chara/espio/index.html

External Links

  • Espio the Chameleon Concept: "Mobius" (REAL Character Profile)

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Espio the Chameleon (3755 words)
Espio, being a chameleon, can render his skin to match the environment, which makes him completely invisible, unless he gets something on him, such as paint, that allows him to be seen (and he did get paint smeared on himself in Sonic X episode 59).
Espio The Chameleon is the ninja of Knuckles' Chaotix.
Espio is a purple chameleon at the age of 16.
Chaotix (6867 words)
Espio the Chameleon is the fastest running member in the Chaotix, and is the brains on most normal situations.
Espio the Chameleon is a purple anthropomorphic chameleon, who is an expert ninja.
Espio's name is thought to either have come from the word "espionage", another word for spying, or to be a reference to the Spanish word "espío" (meaning literally "I spy").
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