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Mina Mongoose


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Publisher Archie Comics
First appearance Sonic the Hedgehog # 76
Created by Justin Gabrie, Karl Bollers, James Fry, Patrick Spaziante
Characteristics
Alter ego Mina Mongoose
Affiliations Freedom Fighters,
"Sonic Angels" squad
Notable aliases Mina-girl, Songoose, Songbird
Abilities
  • Super-speed
  • Premier singing talent
  • Experienced tactician

Mina Mongoose (dubbed Songoose for her singing talents) is a fictional character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series. She is a yellow, female, anthropomorphic, humanoid mongoose. Mina has purple hair held back by a black headband, and green eyes. 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. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... 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. ... Tactics is the collective name for methods of winning a small-scale conflict, performing an optimization, etc. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An anthropomorphic character; a cat ascribed human characteristics. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... Subfamiles Herpestinae A mongoose is a member of the family of small cat-like carnivores. ...


She debuted in the Sonic Archie Comics in issue #76 where she was captured by Dr. Robotnik and rescued by Sonic the Hedgehog. She is one of three girls (the other two being Princess Sally Acorn and Amy Rose) well known for competing for the affections of Sonic the Hedgehog. 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. ... Princess Sally Alicia Acorn is a fictional character appearing in the American Sonic the Hedgehog animated series (commonly referred to by fans as SatAM) from 1993 to 1995 and the ongoing Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series being published by Archie Comics. ... Amy Rose ), also once 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the lead character in the self-titled comic book series. ...


Mina is the 16 year-old daughter of Isabella Mongoose and the late Arthur Mongoose. A schoolgirl in love with Mobius' most renowned hero, Mina is also a heroine in her own right. Recently she has enjoyed a highly successful singing career, and has become one of Mobius' biggest celebrities.


Originally, Mina's outfit consisted of a black tank top, brown shorts, and green boots and gloves. Later on, her tanktop became violet in the front with black straps, and a skirt of matching design.

Contents

Family

Arthur Mongoose

Arthur Mongoose is Mina's father and ended up meeting Mina's mother Isabella Mongoose one day when she was being chased by enemy soldiers known as overlanders. Arthur managed by using his sword to defeat all the overlanders and rescue Isabella. Later down the road, Isabella and Arthur would fall for one another, marry and have a daughter called Mina Mongoose in the year 3220 on October 11. However, Arthur would end up dying, leaving behind his wife and daughter. Though they have not forgotten him, Mina brings him up occasionally whether when trying to be encouraged to do something heroic because of his heroic deed, or simply trying to wonder how love works and thus how him and Isabella noticed each other in that special way. Isabella, on the other hand, thinks more on the lines of how he would be like if he were here to see his daughter today, in her heart she mentally expressed how she feels he'd be proud of their daughter's achievements. Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Fleetway (UK) , and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as SatAM... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Isabella Mongoose

Isabella Mongoose is Mina's mother. While being pursued by hostile overlanders, she caught the attention of Arthur Mongoose, who protected Isabella and eventually married her. Unfortunately, Arthur later died and left behind his wife and child. From then on, Isabella raised Mina as a single parent, until Eggman came and captured both her and her daughter. While Mina daughter was rescued and suffered survivor's guilt, Isabella ended up not being rescued and was soon roboticized. However, due to the Sword of Acorns, her freedom was restored while she was roboticized. Later, Isabella was derobotized. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Isabella can be a rather rational character and is very loving towards her daughter Mina. She provides words that can be used to advise other characters such as Mina or say Sonic but sometimes her wise words are either ignored, not taken seriously enough, or misinterpreted. Isabella holds pride in her daughter, especially in her singing talents but can at times wishes to curb her daughter's "sometimes" hasty courses of action because it can hurt her in the future. But like many parents, Isabella has to keep being reminded she cannot always protect her precious daughter, no matter how much she wants to.


Isabella is a caring mother is always very concerned for her daughter's safety and always tries her upmost to comfort Mina when she's down. Isabella often gives Mina advice, which she sometimes takes the wrong way, and encourages her daughter to never act without forethought. However, despite her best efforts, Mina doesn't always do so, and then it's left to Isabella to keep her daughter from being harmed after taking decisions she didn't apply enough thought to beforehand. This doesn't necessarily mean her daughter lacks intellect, but every now and then Mina makes mistakes; Isabella simply wants to help her daughter through life as much as possible. Mina loves her mother very much as well. When they were separated and her mother was roboticized, Mina tried her hardest to get her mother back. This attracted the attention of Sonic the Hedgehog who at first was someone Mina honestly did not think had a soft side at all, only to later find herself falling in love with him. Needless to say she would put her own life in danger to save her mother (she did just that in issue 90). Sonic the Hedgehog is the lead character in the self-titled comic book series. ...


Unique abilities

Mina's most prominent ability is her singing talent. King Max recruited her to sing for the troops due to her angelic voice. Since then, she's been on the road to becoming a famous singer. Also, she's faster runner than the average Mobian, a skill that stems from the fact she's a mongoose, a naturally fast creature. While she doesn't quite match up to Sonic or Tails in terms of speed, she is fast enough to require training from Sonic to keep from seriously injuring herself whilst sprinting. Mina has also demonstrated that she can be quite good with kids when she helped Rosie out by babysitting the orphans Sasha, Rori, and Snaggle.


Biography

Introduction

Mina first appeared after Eggman’s forces had captured her mother, and Mina wanted to go save her before she was roboticized. Soon she found herself under attack from Eggman's men, and was saved by Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic told Mina it was probably too late and that she would probably risk the same fate. This response upset Mina because she didn't think Sonic understood how she felt, but Sonic explained that his own parents had been roboticized too. Having someone who understood how she felt seemed to calm her down for that moment and Mina would go with Sonic and the other freedom fighters to Knothole.


Once Mina arrived at Knothole she would this time period, Mina would mourn over the roboticization of her mother and dealt with moments where she wished she would be roboticized so that she be with her mother. Mina managed to head out of such times, by getting a job with Rosie babysitting orphans who had lost their parents like she did. Her sentiments towards Sonic, also changed during her stay in Knothole. While he explained that he understood the nature of Mina's loss, Sonic still seemed to her rather distant. It was only until she walked in on an intimate moment between Sonic and his parents, did she respect Sonic as a hero who had a soft side.


Regardless, Mina would not have an encounter he himself would recognize until much later. At this point, Mina's depression over the loss of her family led a desire to confront Robotnik herself. For Sonic, he was heading to Robotropolis to restore free will to his uncle using the sword of Acorns he had stolen from the kingdom. After a brief argument over the motives one another had for going to robotropolis, the two would deal with an ambush that would result in the loss of the sword of Acorns.


After the incident, Mina would find herself trying to cover up Sonic's theft since she could finally bring herself to respect Sonic as a hero. This however didn't go on long as the kingdom's secret service began to suspect Sonic of stealing it. By telling Mina they would avoid persecuting Sonic if she told them what happened, they received the confession from her that they desired and went forward confronting Sonic whose knighthood would be removed due to this incident. She would also begin life as a school girl, and would be Sonic and Bunnie's classmate. Bunnie wouldn't take kindly to Mina due to noticing that she could very well end up as competition for Sally over Sonic's affections, so Sonic would be her only close friend.


Eventually, the time would come for Mina to go with Sonic as his friends as a comrade. The mission was at Robotropolis, and originally the idea was to rescue Nate. However, with the sword of Acorns found wielded by Sally, the free will of the robians (roboticized mobians) was restored. Mina on the other hand would undergo a scouting mission for Nate. Though the mission was ultimately a failure, Mina received her first taste of being a team player, and would also aid the freedom fighters in safely helping the robians out of the city. When everyone had reached Knothole, there were many reunions, including that of Mina's reunion with her mother, Isabel(la).


Mina the freedom fighter

Mina gets ready to sing (StH #120)
Mina gets ready to sing (StH #120)

Despite being officially friends, Mina did make attempts to get Sonic's attention. At first it started with a "thank you" kiss. Then, when it provided a reaction that was described as "more surprised than pleased" she'd move to asking for advice about her next move. She decided based on the advice provided to continue her attempts through other methods such as dressing up and trying to become a Freedom Fighter like Sonic. During her time as an official freedom fighter Mina had been trained in piloting, swordsplay, physical endurance and computer programming. However when a giant robot of Eggman's attacked Knothole, Mina had no idea how to apply her trained naturally cultivated strengths to impress Sonic in such a dangerous situation. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Mina would settle on responding to a group of children (that she had babysat back in issue 78) that the bot endangered. She tried to get the kids out of harm's way, but was overwhelmed by panic. Luckily, when the robot was about to step on Mina, it stopped mid step thanks to Rotor reprogramming it. Mina realized after the ordeal that she at that time was trying to apply skills to impress and be near Sonic, not to save the world or to defend anyone (herself included). Realizing this job was too dangerous to apply her strengths to get Sonic's attention, Mina quit and began to focus more on a singing career (which Sonic encouraged her into after hearing her sing.) Rotor the Walrus is a fictional character and a protagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, as well as the ongoing comic book series Sonic the Hedgehog, both based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ...


She has also been an occasional battlefield heroine, even after her stint as an official freedom fighter was over. Mina appeared a few times during the worldwide assault against the Xorda and has been a tactician for the "Sonic Angels" Team. Being that the editor has explained that Mina is trying to move away from Sonic, Mina is no longer trying to apply her skills to impress Sonic when working with the Freedom Fighters or the "Sonic Angels" team. Instead she's worked more to apply her talents to compliment the team's efforts, and without previous obstacle her performance on the battlefield has been more successful. In the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities, there are several instances where the characters encounter extraterrestrial life. ...


Singing career

Since Mina was recognized by Knothole as a talented singer, Sonic and Mina had shared a concert together that gathered a lot of success. Her solo concerts have also been very successful, and have been directed at lifting the spirits of the troops throughout their war with Robotnik. The band she's been known to work frequently with in Sonic's absence are known as the "Knothole Knuts", although it has not been clarified if they are Mina's band. Her singing career has also allowed her to establish a bond with the masses. Something she hadn't attained when she first arrived at Knothole when Sonic was her only friend. This can be noted in the story "Songoose", when Mina is set on continuing the concert, even though her life is in danger because she wants her fans to be happy.


Mina's career as a musician has also helped her establish a stronger bond with the people. So like her comrades, there is arguably a much more genuine desire to fight for the people than there was before. As a result of her hazardous occupation, she is often accompanied by bodyguards, an assignment that has fallen on Knuckles the Echidna and the Chaotix several times. In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics, Knuckles is the eighteenth guardian of the Floating Island. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


Love Life

Over time a relationship with Sonic started to develop, and Sonic eventually began to think of her alongside Sally as girlfriend material (and said as much when asked about it by his best friend, Tails, in issue #111). The two would engage in flirting, and even an occasional gesture of affection in public, which in turn greatly wavered the confidence princess Sally had in her future with Sonic. However, in Sonic the Hedgehog issue #123, the tides would turn. Sonic and Mina have a small concert together, but before Mina received the chance to admit her feelings for Sonic, and ask him out, Princess Sally was kidnapped by Nack the Weasel, and Sonic and Mina went to rescue her. When Sally was rescued by Sonic, Sally would be quicker than the mongoose to the punch and be the first to confess her feelings for Sonic. Sonic seeing Sally with interest and girlfriend material as well as Mina (according to issue #111) would return her feelings through a kiss. By chance, Mina walked in on the kiss, and like Sally, she would assumed that affections to another girl implied Sonic was never truly cared about her, unknowing what fans learned about Sonic's stance in issue #111 and similar struggles Sally suffered. Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ...

Mina coming upon Sally and Sonic kissing.

As Mina watched heart broken, moments later Nack would attempt to shoot Sally in the head with his gun. While Mina had desired to be with Sonic, she sacrificed herself to save Sally so that Sonic could be happy. As she was falling unconscious, she said to Sonic, "I love you... ". She didn't die, and Sonic would respond with panic over nearly losing Mina, and was soon after rushed to the hospital. Afterwards, Mina would resolve to try distancing herself to get over Sonic so that he could sort out what he wanted with Sally. With Mina no longer presenting herself as interested, and Sally desiring to take their relationship to another level, Sonic and Sally would do just that and from that point Sonic would be Sally's consort until #134. Image File history File links Minaheartbreak. ... Image File history File links Minaheartbreak. ...


One year later

Mina introducing Ash to Sonic.

The invasion of the alien Xorda occurred not long after, and Sonic apparently gave his life to save the planet. In reality, he had been flung to the far end of the Galaxy, and a year would pass on Mobius before he was able to find a way home. While believing he was dead, Mina began to date Ash Mongoose, the manager of her singing career. Upon learning that Sonic was alive and well, Mina begins to develop mixed feelings about her new relationship, making Ash feel insecure and hostile towards Sonic. In issue #144, Mina revealed that she had not been sure if she was in love with Ash. Realizing that she has been acting selfish with Ash, she wrote an anonymous letter to the relationship advice column in local newspaper (coincidentally, the writer of the column was Sally Acorn, working under a pseudonym). Following the advice given in the column, Mina decided to give Ash a genuine chance. Image File history File links Meetash. ... Image File history File links Meetash. ... Ash Mongoose is a fictional character in the Archie comics that first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog #134. ... A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ...


Not soon after, Dr. Eggman decided to target Mina for termination (having heard some of her songs on the radio, and choosing assassination as his form of critique). Sonic was placed as Mina's bodyguard, causing further conflict between himself and Ash. Ash felt that his position as Mina's boyfriend was being threatened by Sonic and repeatedly attempted to have Sonic removed from bodyguard detail. Ash and Mina later broke up just before Mina's concert when Ash asked Mina to tell him she loved him, as well (and tell him didn't that she didn't love Sonic) and she couldn't bring herself to. However, before the concert was over Ash was injured by a bomb in his attempt to keep Mina from harm. In the hospital, Mina tells Ash what he's been waiting to hear. According to her, while she would always have a place in her heart for Sonic, she loves Ash, and not him.


Possible Future

In the possible future of Mobius: 25 Years Later, Mina gets married to Miles "Tails" Prower. The pair had two children, and the younger Fox and Mongoose echo their parents' relationships to Sonic with Sonic's son Manik. Around the time the story takes place, Mina and her family move to Downunda. Neither Mina nor her children appeared in the alternate future, though they are mentioned by Tails as having been specially protected from having their memories of the original timeline erased. The Mobius: 25 Years Later arc is unlikely to be canon, since Mina is currently with Ash and neither she nor Tails have shown any romantic inclination towards each other. Mina was also not featured in the alternate version of the storyline. In the Archie Comics, Tails is one of the many inhabitants of the planet Mobius. ... Manic the Hedgehog was a character in the tv series Sonic Underground. ...


Editorial involvement in creation

Originally, former StH editor Justin Gabrie wanted to conceive of a new potential love interest for Sonic to be introduced in issue #76. In order to make her viable threat to Sally, Gabrie specified that the new character have something in common with him that Sally didn't; Archie Comic's staff chose speed. Because the new character was supposed to be fast, it was decided form the start that she be a mongoose (as mongooses are fast creatures). Subfamiles Herpestinae A mongoose is a member of the family of small cat-like carnivores. ...


Once it was decided what sort of animal she would be, it came time to think of a name; The initial name that was proposed was Chloe. Writer Karl Bollers opted against it, however, since Chloe had the long "e" sound at the end of the name and made her blend in with the rest of the females already established (ex: Amy, Sally, Rosie, Dulcy, Hershey, Julie). So, Karl decided to dedicate her name to his grandmother, Minerva. He took the name, shortened it and it went from Minerva to Mina. Finally, Patrick Spaziante (a chief Sonic artist at Archie Comics) finished a design of a mauve-haired mongoose with yellow fur and giant green eyes. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Patrick Spaz Spaziante. ... This is an article about the color mauve. ...


The intended story following Mina's newfound super-speed would end up having to go on the back-burner for a few years; The artist Fry (who had been drawing various issues involving Mina Mongoose) had intended to grant Mina an "X-men-onstage-puberty-awakened" hidden power, but the Sonic Adventure game adaptation (ordered by SEGA in hopes of promoting their upcoming game) had taken all the time the writers needed to develop Mina's speed. Sonic Adventureソニックアドベンチャー ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


External links

  • Shattered A site dedicated to Mina Mongoose.
  • Sonic Wiki entry on Mina
  • Deviantart Mina club Site containing information and news relative to Mina Mongoose

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Article about "Mina Mongoose" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (1488 words)
Mina Mongoose (or the provided nicknames Mina-girl and songbird (a nickname awarded to Mina because she can sing) is a fictional character appearing in the Archie comics.
Mina's current life isn't quite boring as she currently has super speed, and has looked up to Sonic as he has more control over his speed and is faster, thus she has asked for training on how to control hers in the past.
Friends of Mina Mongoose would include Sonic the hedgehog, Princess Sally, Tails Prower, and perhaps all the other former freedom fighters (as Karl Bollers has mentioned due to the change of the status quo the characters once freedom fighters are now soilders).
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