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Encyclopedia > Mobius (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Egmont 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" by the Sonic community) and Sonic Underground. Mobius is currently not used in any other continuities of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, although there are some that argue that the anonymous homeworld featured in the Sonic X anime series may be viewed as an allusion to Mobius. The eight planets and three dwarf planets of the Solar System. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ... 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. ... Egmont is one of the leading media industry groups of Scandinavia. ... Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series that was first broadcast in September 1993, and has been running in cartoon syndication ever since. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC also known as SatAM Sonic because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... Sonic Underground is an animated television series that follows the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings, pink hedgehog Sonia and green-hued Manic. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ...

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The games

Sonic the Hedgehog was created as a mascot for Sega, replacing its former mascot Alex Kidd. In order to maximize the appeal of the new character, his background (and the planet on which he lived) was given no detailed information in any of the initial games of the series (from the first game through to Sonic 3D Blast). This allowed the separate branches of the company (Sega of Japan, Sega of America and Sega of Europe) to each create its own stories to fit third-party sponsors such as comics and TV series. Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ... Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Alex Kidd. ... Sonic 3Ds North American title screen This article is about the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn/PC game. ... Sega (セガ) is a video game software and hardware developer, and a former console manufacturer. ... Sega (セガ) is a video game software and hardware developer, and a former console manufacturer. ...


Whereas Sega of Japan considered the setting of the games to be Earth, the English-speaking versions of the games considered the setting to be a fictional planet. The name Mobius was adopted as canon by Western cartoons and comics. However, since the release of Sonic Adventure, which was obviously set on Earth and featured more human interaction than previous games, the Japanese backstory has risen to prominence despite opposition from Western fans. The name "Mobius" is sometimes believed to have originated from a mistranslation of a 1992 Yuji Naka interview,[1] but Sega of America had been using the name since at least 1991.[2] This article is about Earth as a planet. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ...


Some fans believe that "Earth", as adopted in the Japanese version, is actually a future Earth or Earth in an alternate universe. This is partly backed up in the Shadow the Hedgehog game because the worldmap in the background of the GUN headquarters is similar to Earth but the shape of the landmass is slightly changed.


Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

The animated series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog provided one of the earliest versions of the planet Mobius. The overall look of the planet was cartoony and the population ranged from the series standard humans and anthropomorphic animals to sausage people and other oddities. An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series that was first broadcast in September 1993, and has been running in cartoon syndication ever since. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Plate with German Wurst (liver, blood and ham sausage) A sausage consists of ground meat, animal fat, salt, and spices, and sometimes other ingredients such as herbs, usually packed in a casing. ...


In this continuity, as in the Japanese version, the place is completely free, with Dr. Ivo Robotnik just trying time and again to take it over (and usually failing miserably).


Sonic the Comic

Sonic the Comic, a UK-based comic published by Egmont Fleetway, and four tie-in novels by Virgin Publishing provided a Mobius backdrop far more consistent with the style of the first few games. Once again, the inhabitants of the planet were anthropomorphic animals. Sonic the Comic notably divided the planet up into "Zones", each with its own distinctive landscape and climate, in a similar manner to the early games. Key Zones were the Emerald Hill Zone, home of Sonic and a frequent target for Robotnik; the Metropolis Zone, here a capital city (with its skyline looking much like Mega-City One) for the planet and Robotnik's base of operations, via his Citadel Robotnik building; Casino Night Zone, given residential areas and the haunt of recurring gangster villain Max Gamble; Chemical Plant Zone, setting for the Tails 'Zonerunner' stories; and Mushroom Hill Zone, where the Emerald Hill folk hid to escape Robotnik. Original Zones, like Stone Tower and the upper-class El Dorado Zone, were also created. 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. ... Virgin Books is the book publishing arm of Virgin Enterprises, the company originally set up by Richard Branson as a record company. ... Mega-City One is a huge fictional city-state covering much of what is now the Eastern United States in the Judge Dredd comic book series. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


In this version, Robotnik eventually took over the planet and ruled as dictator for years, using his subjects as slaves and forcibly turning them into Badniks. He was eventually overthrown in #100 and went into hiding, repeatedly attempting to reconquer the planet. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A Badnik is a term for an enemy robot in the early North American and European versions of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games. ...


In #142, Amy Rose and Tekno travelled to the dawn of life on Mobius. It was discovered that all life in the universe was created by a team of scientific dinosaurs in spacesuits, who worked for what was hinted to be God Himself; the dinosaurs also built the Eternity Ring as a means of dimensional transport. Amy Rose ), 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. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in Sonic the Comic, who served as core supporting cast and Freedom Fighters in that continuity. ...


A recurring theme in Knuckles' solo strips involved the ancient Echidnas, who had ruled Mobius 8000 years ago and vanished under mysterious circumstances, leaving behind crumbling ruins and highly advanced technology. In the final storyline it was revealed the Echidnas had been at war against the alien Drakon Empire. The Chaos Emeralds (important in this continuity, as in the games) were a product of that ancient war, and both the Aquatic Ruin Zone and Flickies' Island were old Drakon outposts. Ancient Echidna warriors as seen in Echidnas in the video game, comic book, and television series fiction of Sonic the Hedgehog, are anthropomorphic, dreadlocked animals that stand out from the other humanoid animals. ... The Drakon Empire are a group of fictional antagonists from the British publication, Sonic the Comic. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sonic 3Ds North American title screen This article is about the Sega Mega Drive/Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn/PC game. ...


Issue #107's lead story Bravehog established that 600 years ago, Mobius had been split into various tribes based on species. The hyena tribe under King Leer attacked and subjegated everything they came across (sentient Mobian horses were forced to act as transport), with the other tribes refusing each other when they were attacked. Bravehog, leader of the hedgehog tribe and ancestor of Sonic, encouraged the tribes to unite together against the common enemy; united under the battle cry "Clear off!", the tribes eventually defeated Leer and began living together instead of separately.


Mobius has had multiple contact with Earth. Amy and Tekno travelled to the planet Earth in the late 1990s; at the very beginning of 1999, rogue British military forces invaded Mobius before being hurled out by the spirit of the planet itself. A later story showed that, due to their highly similar ecosystems, Earth & Mobius were twin planets.


In recent times, Robotnik fused Mobius with the sub-atomic world of Shanazar. This caused portals to open to various worlds and dimensions on Mobius, including various points in time in Earth's history. Shanazar is a planet from Sonic the Comic in which a run of stories was set from issue #149 to #165. ...


SatAM and Archie continuities

A fan-made RPG map of Mobius.

Although it was never mentioned in the SatAM show itself, Season 2 head writer Ben Hurst mentioned that he had intended for later seasons to establish Mobius as a future Earth but the series was cancelled before such plans would be solidified. The society of SatAM's Mobius consists of anthropomorphic animals called Mobians, ruled by a dictator known as Dr. Robotnik (formerly called Julian) who aims to replace Mobian life with robots via roboticization. Download high resolution version (1297x1213, 2227 KB)Map of the fictional planet Mobius from Sonic the Hedgehog, created by 3 major fan game groups. ... Download high resolution version (1297x1213, 2227 KB)Map of the fictional planet Mobius from Sonic the Hedgehog, created by 3 major fan game groups. ... Fandom (from the noun fan and the affix -dom, as in kingdom, dukedom, etc. ... This article is about games in which one plays the role of a character. ... Satam Surname - India ... Mobians are the fictional inhabitants of the planet Mobius from the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities. ... 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 being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


In the Archie Comics version of Sonic, the writers eventually revealed a similar "future Earth" idea themselves, presumably as a result of the Western games' decision to do away with Mobius and present it as Earth. Mobians were revealed to be by-products of a genetic bomb dropped many millennia ago by an alien race known as the Xorda. This bomb apparently caused some animals to incorporate a great amount of human DNA. The same bomb also created Overlanders (see below). Contrary to this "Mobius-is-Earth" retcon, earlier comics had stated that Mobius exists in an entirely different universe that can be reached through the Cosmic Interstate, an intergalactic road that connects different universes and realities across time and space. 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. ... Mobians are the fictional inhabitants of the planet Mobius from the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Overlanders and humans in Archie

Attempting to reconcile the presence of the obviously human Dr. Robotnik with a planet occupied mostly by Mobians, the Archie writers created the concept of Overlanders, four-fingered humanoids in constant conflict with Mobians. The Overlanders and some humans and Mobians famously fought in a Great War, during which the traitor Ovi (see above) helped the Mobians and gained the king's trust. When Mobius was revealed to be Earth, the Overlanders were explained as descendants of human beings who evolved and overcame the Xorda's genetic bomb. Mobians are the fictional inhabitants of the planet Mobius from the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities. ...


After their defeat in the Great War, a group of Overlanders travelled to space seeking out a better life though their journey would eventually take them back to Mobius though not before having a chance encounter with the Xorda which would serve as the cause for the alien's return.


In addition to Overlanders, Mobius has a smaller population of somewhat friendlier humans, who are identical to modern-day human beings who do not share the feelings of racism towards Mobians that seem common to the Overlanders. They survived the Xorda bomb unharmed as they were on board a passenger jet in mid-flight during the attack and crash landed beside a giant mountainous canvern in which would eventually become the human built-city of Station Square. These humans were rediscovered during the time at which the comic's adaptation of Sonic Adventure takes place. Overlanders and humans, despite their minor differences, now occupy a common home in Station Square though as can be pointed out through several appearances., it would appear that the presence of Overlanders on Mobius is not limited to just Station Square all overlander community's on Mobius/ earth and Station Square have form the United Federation with there millatry being GUN and there capital being Station Square. Station Square/the United Federation are currently allied with free Mobians to fight the Eggman Empire. Racism is a belief or concept that inherent differences between people (such as those upon which the concept of race is based) determine cultural or individual achievement, and may involve the idea that ones own race is superior. ... 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. ...


Sonic Underground

Like in SatAm, Mobius was conquered by Robotnik who polluted and Roboticised most of the planet. Unlike SatAm, most of the Mobian population remained alive (as only those breaking Robotnik's laws were Roboticised). Mobius possesses a large aristocracy, who - outside of taxes - are largely untouched by Robotnik's reign; the vast majority of the population are lower-classes who live in slums & squalor, fearful of being arrested at any time.


Sonic X

In this Japanese Sonic anime series, which premiered in 2003, Sonic and co. are transported to Earth from an unnamed planet at the start of the series and return there at the series' end. This anonymous planet appears to be far more technologically advanced than Earth in some respects (e.g. Tails's gadgets) and far less so in others (the Chaotix are unfamiliar with DVDs and use a projector and both the Chaotix and Vanilla use old phone models). Only anthropomorphs seem to live on the mysterious planet, with the notable exception of Dr. Eggman, leading some to theorize/believe, fairly logically, that this planet is, in fact, Mobius. The planet is not referred to by name. It is regarded as being extremely unlikely that Sonic Team has absolutely no familiarity with the Western concept of Mobius, as a worldwide majority of non-Sonic Team-related Sonic paraphernalia and media has made use of the idea for well over a decade. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sonic Team is a computer and video game developer established in 1988 originally known as Sega AM8. ...


It has been suggested by some that the reason for the planet's anonymity may be tied to various legal complications that have separated the Western and Japanese Sonic canons in the past (such as those which are said to have impeded development of the feature film initiatives proposed by Archie comic writer Ken Penders), but that the intention of the show's creators was to clearly suggest the existence of Mobius without being so specific as to adopt it legally, and also without creating another named world similar enough to be viewed as a knock-off. 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 is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


As of yet there has been no official comment from Sega or anyone involved with the production of the Sonic X anime regarding these speculations. Sega Corporation ) is a multinational Japanese video game software and hardware development company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ...


Conflict with the games

Some people suggest that the unnamed planet in the anime is also Sonic's home planet in the games. This, however, strongly conflicts with the games. The earlier games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and it's sequels, have no problem with this idea. However games such as Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Battle, Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders have obviously human populations, with a human government (including the White House). Although Sonic X explained this part in the two Adventure adaptations, by having Sonic (and the other characters) transported to Earth by the time the events in those games took place, a faithful adaptation of the newer game Shadow the Hedgehog would have to mean they would have to go back to Earth. Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional hedgehog character that serves as the mascot of the Japanese video game company Sega. ... 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. ... Sonic Adventure 2 ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team USA for the Sega Dreamcast, and later ported as an update to the Nintendo Gamecube. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... Shadow the Hedgehog ) is a video game starring an anti-hero of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Shadow the Hedgehog. ...


The planet in the games is still referred to as Earth in the most recent games, but in Sonic X, Sonic and his friends eventually went from Earth back to their planet. Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ...


Perhaps most obviously, there is the fact that official Japanese manuals for the Mega Drive games stated several times that those older games took place on Earth, on islands in the Pacific ocean (according to the Sonic X continuity, all games prior to Sonic Adventure would have to take place before Sonic got transported to Earth). One manual even mentioned where on Earth Sonic was born; Christmas Island, though whether this is considered canonical after such a long time of dismissal is strongly up for debate. Sega MegaDrive 2 European version with joypad, game cart + box Sega Mega Drive (Japanese: メガドライブ Mega Doraibu) was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega. ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... 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. ...


References

  1. ^ Concept Mobius: plothole speculation. Retrieved January 5, 2007.
  2. ^ Sonic The Hedgehog Sega Promo Comic. Retrieved July 27, 2006.

External links

  • Various maps of spots on Mobius (in French)
  • Concept Mobius Main Page

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