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Soleanna is a throwaway fictional city in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It made its debut appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog, which was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2006. Soleanna is said to be the city of water, as the whole city is interspersed with rivers. Much of the city's architecture revolves around water too, with numerous bridges and fountains plazas scattered about Soleanna. There is an assumed inspiration from the city of Venice in the city's design within the game, as there are no roads or cars, but canals and buildings built ontop of the ocean. It will never, ever appear again. The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring and named after its mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that was made to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... The PlayStation 3 , trademarked PLAYSTATION®3,[3] commonly abbreviated PS3) is a video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. ... Venice (Italian: Venezia, Venetian: Venezsia, Latin: Venetia) is a city in northern Italy, the capital of region Veneto, and has a population of 271,251 (census estimate January 1, 2004). ...

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History

Soleanna during the Sun Festival

Soleanna is an important cultural center, filled with temples, theaters and fine cuisines that the locals take much pride in. The city has kept its traditions alive throughout the centuries, though little is known of its origins. Soleanna benefits from a monarchy, with the current ruler of the city being Princess Elise III. Image File history File linksMetadata StH06_Soleanna. ... Image File history File linksMetadata StH06_Soleanna. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Other characters in Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Soleanna appears to be somewhat happy and peaceful. Many citizens state that Soleanna has always been this way and that this is their chief reason for staying here. There's a strong appreciation for the city's many state ceremonies. The most famous of these is the Festival of the Sun, which sees the ceremonial torches in Soleanna's lake set alight. It is during this festival that the city came under attack by Dr. Eggman's forces. 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. ...


Traditions

The Soleanna Sun Festival


Soleanna, being a cultural center, is the holder of numerous celebrities. The most famous event is known as the "Soleanna Sun Festival". The sun has been always sacred in the city, it is an important part of the culture of Soleanna, and the citizens give thanks for the star. Despite this, the festival is being held at night, but all buildings and towers are well lighted and may fireworks are launched, adding a special mood to the event. Although all of the people pray to the sun, the most important actions come from the current ruler of Soleanna. He or she has the opportunity to travel through the rivers of Soleanna on a wonderful boat, while dancers dance behind the ruler in yellow dresses, making a reference to the sunlight. After the ruler travelled through the city, the boat heads for the "Altar of Light" also known as the "Altar of Flame". This altar takes place in the downtown of Soleanna, in a central place. When the current ruler arrived, he or she is greeted by the bishop, then he or she is given a torch. The ruler is supposed to light up the altar with the torch, saying the following line:


"We give thanks for the blessed flames. May we always continue to have peace. Sun of Soleanna, guide and watch over us with your eternal light".


The altar lights up, and the fireworks are launched.


The Soleanna Apple Festival


Soleanna is the holder of the Apple festival too, although it isn't as famous as the Sun Festival. The city isn't as well-decorated, but the people enjoy this happy event, as the quality of the Soleannan apples are world-famous.


Known rulers

The Duke of Soleanna


The Duke of Soleanna was the wise, calm leader of Soleanna, before his daughter, Princess Elise took his place. Despite being a king, he was a brilliant scientist. He had a really strong relation to his daughter. Before he died, he begged Elise to never cry.


Princess Elise


Princess Elise is the current leader of the city. When she was seven years old, she was with her father, the Duke of Soleanna, when he tried to extract energy from the sun god of Soleanna, Solaris. The experiment accidentally splits the deity in two entities, but the Duke manages to transfer one half, Iblis, into Elise. He then tells her that she must never cry, as that would release the destructive Iblis, also known as the "Flames of Disaster". It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Other characters in Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Mephiles the Dark ) (pronounced Meh-fill-ess in English) was a fictional character and the primary antagonist from the 2006 video game Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


In the present time of the game, Elise celebrates the Festival of the Sun in Soleanna. The games' antagonist, Doctor Eggman, then attacks the city and kidnaps Elise, out to get the power of the Flames of Disaster she keeps inside her. Sonic quickly chases after them. Elise is later killed along with Eggman when the Egg Carrier explodes due to unstable engines, but Sonic and Silver use Chaos Control to go back in time and save them. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ... The Egg Carrier is a fictional flying fortress created by Doctor Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... Silver the Hedgehog ) is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the "Last Story", Sonic is killed by Mephiles, the other half of Solaris. Elise breaks down and cries, releasing Iblis, who fuses into Solaris with Mephiles. After Sonic's friends find the seven Chaos Emeralds, Elise uses their powers to kiss Sonic, bringing him back from the dead. After Solaris is destroyed by Super Sonic, Super Shadow, and Super Silver, Sonic and Elise go back in time to when Solaris was just a flame. Elise takes the flame and tells Sonic that if it does not blow out, the flame that will become Solaris in the future, it will result in her and Sonic never meeting. Though she doesn't want their friendship to end, Sonic convinces her to abandon their meeting and blow out the flame. With tears in her eyes, Elise gently blows Solaris from existence, thus erasing the whole game's events and happenings. Afterwards, the timeline changes so she is never kidnapped, and never meets Sonic. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sonic the Hedgehog (character). ... Super Shadow is an in-game form of the video game character Shadow the Hedgehog, first introduced in Sonic Adventure 2. ... Sonic related media, see Super transformation (other media). ...


Locations

Wave Ocean: The popular beach of Soleanna. It is a reference to the Emerald Coast stage from Sonic Adventure, and it shows lots of similarities with it, including the whale chase. 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. ...


Dusty Desert: As the name suggests, it is a desert area of Soleanna. The two sections of this stage resemble acts 1 and 2 of Sandopolis from Sonic and Knuckles. Ancient ruins of pyramids are found here. Sonic & Knuckles title screen Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. ...


White Acropolis: The snowy mountains of Soleanna. It resembles Ice Cap from Sonic Adventure. Dr. Eggman's base is located here.


Radical Train: This is the train station of the city of water. It doesn't seem to be very modern, and the rails seem to be somewhat old.


Tropical Jungle: It is a large forest in the middle of Soleanna. It shows some similarities with the Frog Forest and Lost Jungle stages from Sonic Heroes. Large plants and exotic flowers are growing here. Sonic Heroes ) is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Kingdom Valley: A grassy valley in the mountains. The ruins of the ancient castle of Soleanna are found here. In order to gain access to the ruins, several trials must be undertaken.


Aquatic Base: A laboratory located underneath Soleanna at the bottom of the sea. It is very advanced and futuristic.


In the future where Iblis roams free, 2 new locations are present:


Crisis City: A modern city with skyscrapers and highways, but ruined and burning due to Iblis' existence. The presence of Eggman's White Acropolis lab there suggest that the Soleanna City had grown to the mountains before Iblis attacked.


Flame Core: A devastated land filled with lava and tunnels, and a volcano in its center. Iblis' core seems to reside there. The second part of this stage resembles the second part of Red Mountain from Sonic Adventure.


 
 

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