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Encyclopedia > Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic the Comic)
From the cover of #186, art by Richard Elson
This article is about the version of the character seen in Sonic the Comic. For other versions, see Sonic the Hedgehog (character) or Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character) for Archie Comic's version.

Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional character and the title characters of UK fortnightly comic Sonic the Comic. Based out of the Emerald Hill Zone, he protects the planet Mobius and leads a band of Freedom Fighters. He is famous on Mobius for opposing and later deposing the tyrant Doctor Robotnik. For undercover work, he disguises himself as the bird Bob Beaky. Due to the amount of Chaos Energy he's absorbed, he can transform into the psychotic Super Sonic. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Richard Elson is a British comic book artist best known for his work on various 2000 AD strips and Sonic the Comic. ... 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a fictional character and leading superhero in the self-titled comic book series. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... 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. ... 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. ... Dr. Robotnik is a video game character and villain from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games. ... In the various official Sonic the Hedgehog series media, a variety of Super forms appear. ...

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Character

While still a hero and possessing a strong moral code, in this continuity Sonic was portrayed with a different attitude than in other media. He is somewhat bossy, cocky and arrogant, and characters regularly referred to his "strange sense of humour" - on one occasion [1] Sonic deliberately let his friend Tails think he was dead for a laugh. Sonic's attitude frequently made cruel jokes at the expense of Tails, who he often refers to as "pixel brain" and insults his bravery and intelligence. However, underneath his bluster Sonic truly does care about his friends and their well-being, showing extreme concern when he thinks they are genuinely in serious danger. He also takes the protection of Mobius seriously, showing extreme anger when Porker Lewis quit the Freedom Fighters. 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. ...


History

Early days

Originally a normal brown hedgehog and resident of the Emerald Hill Zone, Sonic accidentally discovered the lab of benevolent scientist Dr. Ovi Kintobor. The two became friends and Sonic assisted in his experiments to absorb Mobius' evil into the Chaos Emeralds by running errands for him. He was present for most of the doctor's pivotal experiments, but didn't really pay much attention to them. This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Sonic's life took a bizarre turn when Kintobor directed his curiosity towards Sonic's running prowess (Sonic was fast even before gaining his blue hue) and attempted to measure what speed Sonic could reach under his own power. Kintobor gave him friction reducing "Power Sneakers" to help him run faster and put him in a "kinetic gyratosphere" to test Sonic's speed - Sonic ended up breaking the speed of sound, causing an accident that fused Sonic's quills together and turning them a distinctly different blue colour. Sonic honed his skills using the various structures around the Emerald Hill Zone and soon learned to control his super-speed, allowing him to perform aerial feats and stunts. His signature move quickly became the "Sonic Spin Attack", which proved useful for destroying Badniks.


Upon Kintobor's transformation into Dr. Robotnik, Sonic used his speed to battle against the madman's attempts at conquering Mobius. He defeated the tyrant on two separate occasions, retrieving the Chaos Emeralds from him both times (briefly turning into the berserk Super Sonic as a result) and destroying the doctor's Death Egg satellite. In the process, he also rescued a young fox called Miles "Tails" Prower from drowning in a swamp, and Tails followed him around as a sidekick ever since. 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ...


Sonic kept the Chaos Emeralds hidden safely in a frozen cave and fought off minor attacks by Robotnik. Unfortunately, on a trip to the Special Zone he discovered too late that the Doctor had taken control of his old friend the Omni-Viewer, and he and his friends were thrown forward in time by six months. The Special Zone is a fictional universe from Fleetways Sonic the Comic, based on the Special Stages from the early Sonic the Hedgehog games, and the setting of many stories since its debut in #8. ... Its members as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


Freedom Fighter

In Sonic's six month absence, Robotnik conquered Mobius. Sonic immediately formed a Freedom Fighter organisation, operating out of Kintobor's old underground lab (along with a "Kintobor computer" based on his brain patterns) with his friends Tails, Johnny Lightfoot and Porker Lewis. Amy Rose joined later, much to Sonic's annoyance due to her insistence she was his girlfriend, and a brief alliance was formed with Captain Plunder and the Sky Pirates. Sonic spent the next few months sabotaging Robotnik's operations, liberating Badnik Processing Plants, fighting off assassins such as Metallix the Metal Sonic and Metamorphia, and keeping the Emeralds' safe. He also was present at the destruction of an ancient robot called a Sentinel, which would haunt him later. 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. ... 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. ... Captain Plunder is a villain in Sonic the Comic Captain Plunder is the infamous leader of the Sky Pirates, one of the most feared and respected pirates imaginable. ... Metal Sonic ) is the fictional robotic counterpart and a rival of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


When Robotnik's Death Egg II crashed on the legendary Floating Island, Sonic went after and finally captured the tyrant. In the process he ran afoul of Knuckles the Echidna, who'd been duped by Robotnik, and established a long-standing rivalry. Unfortunately it turned out Robotnik had allowed himself to be captured so Knuckles could track him to Sonic's base and steal the Chaos Emeralds. The plan worked and the Emerald's were combined with the Floating Island's Emeralds; Knuckles realised Robotnik was evil and turned against him, and in revenge for the defeat Robotnik invaded & destroyed Sonic's base. Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...

"Robotnik's Revenge", art by Richard Elson

Now forced to go nomadic as Bob Beaky and his Travelling Circus, Sonic attempted to prevent the Death Egg II from being relaunched. Sonic teamed up with Knuckles to prevent the launch, initially failing and having to bring it down from the inside by retrieving the Master Emerald from Robotnik. In return for saving the Emerald, Sonic made Knuckles allow the Emerald Hill residents to flee to the Mushroom Hill Zone for refuge; he spent the next few weeks deliberately tracking down and rescuing every Emerald Hill prisoner. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Richard Elson is a British comic book artist best known for his work on various 2000 AD strips and Sonic the Comic. ...


The twin threats of Commander Brutus and the Brotherhood of Metallix both occurred in the same timeframe, pushing Sonic to his limits and both threatening to seize Mobius from Robotnik. Sonic was conned by Robotnik into going after the Brotherhood (even though Robotnik could've wiped them out via an auto-destruct program) and was forced to leave Porker behind on the Miracle Planet for a month as a result, while Brutus was only driven off by Sonic turning Super. The Brotherhood of Metallix later rewrote history so Robotnik was never created from Kintobor, allowing them to take over Mobius and wipe out its inhabitants; working with Omni-Viewer and the Chaotix Crew, Sonic was forced to go back in time and ensure that Robotnik was created in order to save the planet. To Sonic's disgust, this makes him responsible for Robotnik's tyranny. As an act of revenge, he deliberately called up Robotnik to taunt him with his failed plans before helping a Metropolis Zone mob destroy one of Robotnik's statues. Commander Brutus was a character in the UKs Sonic the Comic. ...


The road to victory

A turning-point occurred when Sonic was transformed into Super Sonic by accident when there was no enemy to fight - Super immediately tried to kill the Freedom Fighters, with Sonic at one point thinking he'd been successful. To stop Super, the Chaos Energy was drained from Sonic into the Special Zone but this accidentally caused Super to gain an independent existence from Sonic. After being involved in fighting against Brutus' vicious takeover attempt, Sonic went to the Special Zone to stop Super Sonic. As a temporary measure, Super was frozen in time inside the Omni-Viewer and then sealed in the Black Asteroid, but this trapped Sonic in the Special Zone.


Sonic spent the next few months living with the Chaotix Crew, alternately fighting serious villains such as Lord Sidewinder & Nack the Weasel and dealing with the surreal craziness of the Zone itself. He grew a heavy dislike of the Zone, its weirdness and its superheroes (such as the Z-Monkeys), constantly wanting to return home. When Super Sonic escaped the Omni-Viewer and charged up the Black Asteroid in order to escape that too, Sonic came up with the idea to teleport the Asteroid to Mobius. The resulting electromagnetic pulse wiped out all of Robotnik's computer systems and left him powerless; returning to Mobius via the Omni-Viewer, Sonic was unable to stop Robotnik escaping but did destroy his base, symbolising the end of tyranny. This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ... Example of an electromagnetic pulse, in this case caused by the electrical discharge required to fire the Z machine. ...


Free Mobius

Sonic the Comic #100, art by Richard Elson

The initial days of freedom left Sonic bewildered half the time. He was annoyed seeing former enemies like the Marxio Brothers profiting as legitimate businessmen and being unable to tell if they were still evil. He also had problems with boredom and a worry that, with Robotnik gone, there was nothing for him to do[2]. The politics of Mobius' first post-Robotnik election left Sonic bored to death, but an on-the-spot remark by him led to the establishment of a system of regional governments - Zone Leaders - over a global government. [3] He also tried several times to locate the missing Super Sonic, not realising the EM pulse had caused temporary amnesia and turned Super into a pacifist. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Richard Elson is a British comic book artist best known for his work on various 2000 AD strips and Sonic the Comic. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


He battled Robotnik once more on Flickies' Island, determined not to allow another takeover, only to witness Robotnik abducted by a Prosecutor of the Drakon Empire. This led to repeated clashes against the Empire as Robotnik made a deal with the Drakon House of War's leader Ko-Dorr. Sonic was captured and put on trial for the destruction of a Sentinel, and forced to prove his innocence in combat against a new model Metallix (as Drakon law decides innocence in trial-by-combat). Thanks to Tails, Sonic escaped with his life and Ko-Dorr had to let him go for legal reasons. Sonic battled attempts by the Drakons to invade Mobius for the Chaos Emeralds, fending them off until they invaded the Floating Island - only to be betrayed by Robotnik. The Drakon Empire are a group of fictional antagonists from the British publication, Sonic the Comic. ...


Robotnik absorbed the Chaos Emerald's powers and became a god, reshaping reality to create a Mobius where Sonic had never existed. Traumatised by the sights - Amy and Johnny frightened civilians, Porker a lackey of Robotnik, Tails dead and Emerald Hill a metal wasteland - Sonic attempted to bring hope to the people that Robotnik could be beaten. Despite being shown that he would fight for 65 years and never win, Sonic declared he would never give up no matter the situation, and finally defeated Robotnik by manipulating his ego. Mobius was reverted to normal and Robotnik was stripped of his powers and presumed dead. Taking the opportunity, the Freedom Fighters destroyed the doctor's Flickies' Island base and also rescued Johnny Lightfoot when it turned out he'd been captured & impersonated by an extradimensional being.


Shanazar

Robotnik's lackey Grimer discovered Robotnik still lived in a sub-atomic universe and attempted to retrieve him, with Sonic following. This left him stranded in another universe once again, this time on the planet of Shanazar, a world run on magic and similar to Arabian Nights fantasy. It turned out Robotnik had reverted to Kintobor when he landed on Shanazar and had become the Grand Vizier of Princess Kupacius (ruler of a kingdom also called Shanazar). Unfortunately it was soon revealed that the transformation was only temporary and Robotnik returned soon after Sonic's arrival. Sonic also found himself placed in a moral dilemma regarding the Shanazar custom of allowing children to contain the spirit of mighty genies; while it was beneficial to both sides and the children were willing, it would reduce their life spans to five years. Unable to accept this, Sonic destroyed the Mystic Globe that made the ceremony possible and thus made himself an enemy of the kingdom. Shanazar is a planet from Sonic the Comic in which a run of stories was set from issue #149 to #165. ... Shanazar is a planet from Sonic the Comic in which a run of stories was set from issue #149 to #165. ...


Sonic travelled the world as a fugitive, saving lives and fighting rmultiple villains, including a hive-mind alien race called the Plax, whilst trying to both find a way home and stop Robotnik's plans. He was soon joined by Amy Rose, who was using the Eternity Ring to try and retrieve Sonic but accidentally ended up trapped with him. Together they eventually went after Robotnik directly, discovering he had plans to teleport back to Mobius by increasing the size of Shanazar and colliding the two planets - he would then take control in the resulting devastation. His process backfired, instead causing the two planets to merge into one and cause dimensional portals across Mobius to open up to "New Zones", other dimensions and other times. Enraged, Robotnik tried to attack Sonic and was beaten back.


Back on Mobius, Sonic immediately started exploring the portals and new Zones alongside Amy and Tekno. 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. ...


Apocalypse

Driven insane, Robotnik decided to destroy Mobius and gained the help of the Plax in doing so. On Christmas Eve, Mobius began to suffer complete environmental collapse, endangering countless lives. Sonic, Amy, Tekno and Shortfuse the Cybernik launched a direct assault on Robotnik to stop him, just barely succeeding. Much to Sonic's joy afterwards, Robotnik appeared to be dead. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


It turned out the Doctor had survived and grown ever more depressed. In an attempt to help him, Robotnik's lackey Grimer released the ancient Chaos creature upon Mobius. In battle against it in Metropolis Zone, Sonic was briefly trapped inside it and emerged with green eyes due to absorbing more Chaos energy. Chaos attacked again and killed Johnny Lightfoot. Sonic blamed himself for the death, admitting he'd never thought anyone would really be killed in all the years he'd risked their lives, and temporarily quit the Freedom Fighters. Chaos ) is the fictional (pseudo) villain and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


Sonic rejoined shortly afterwards and was subsequently warped to the ancient past, witnessing both the Echidna-Drakon War and the creation of Chaos. Determined to destroy Chaos in the past so he couldn't kill Johnny in the future, Sonic launched an attack that saw him trapped inside Chaos again and nearly drowned; the Echidnas warped him back to the present, just in time to battle Chaos at his most powerful. Sonic was able to shrug off Chaos' ability to cause fear by focusing on rage but the final blow came when Super Sonic returned, needing Chaos Energy to remain alive; with the help of his friend Ebony, he'd tracked down Chaos and absorbed all of his energy. Unfortunately this caused Super Sonic to revert back to his former psychotic self and attempt to slaughter the Freedom Fighters. Determined to stop any more of his friends being killed, Sonic had Ebony recombine the two of them into one being once more. This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


Sonic the Comic Online

The unofficial online continuation of STC showed Sonic's initial reaction to being recombined with Super Sonic - fear of transforming into Super and disbelief that he'd ever been a pacifist. When Tails was captured and put in danger by Dr Zachary and his Syndicate, Sonic showed an intense desire to rescue his friend above all else, still affected by Johnny's loss. This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


When the Chaos Emeralds were warped into the Special Zone once more, Sonic attempted to retrieve them and found himself in conflict against the Syndicate creation Shadow the Hedgehog - a conflict Sonic lost. As a result of Shadow gathering the Emeralds together, the Special Zone was destroyed as the Chaos Energy that formed it was absorbed. Sonic was then shown that Shadow had been raised by Kintobor and (now he'd been turned into Robotnik) was repaying him by carrying out his last wish of destroying Mobius; all of this had occurred because Sonic turned Kintobor into Robotnik. Devastated by the events and determined to save Mobius, Sonic went to the Drakon Empire for help. As a result the Syndicate was defeated and Shadow died of energy loss in the process, but Sonic was left knowing that by accepting help from the Drakons he could have enabled them to threaten Mobius in some way. This article is about the video game character. ...


Soon after this, Sonic was hit by a smear campaign by the Kane Broadcasting Company, a media conglomerate owned by the mysterious Kane. The campaign attempted to prove Sonic was secretly a dangerous villain, revealing that he'd turned Kintobor into Robotnik (insinuating Sonic was behind the dictator all along) and that he transformed into Super Sonic (insinuating it constantly happened). There is no known motive beyond television ratings and potential profit, but it has tarnished Sonic's image. He has also come up against the Family, a crime syndicate run by insects who'd left the Special Zone before its destruction. Psychic mobster Oscura the Mantis recently attempted to drive Sonic mad through a mind swap and psychic illusions designed to prey on his fears, including Johnny's death; in the process it was revealed Sonic had a subconscious phobia of Amy settling for someone else...


Abilities

All of Sonic's abilities stem from his central power of super-speed - he can run faster than the speed of sound. The momentum of his speed allows him to smash robots with his fists and feet, and by curling up into a ball he can smash into objects with great force, a move called the Spin Attack. By running at full speed around an enemy, he forms a Sonic Cyclone that rips the enemy to shreds through its slipstream. By vibrating his molecules at super-speed, Sonic can break free of chains and can create a forcefield.


Sonic has absorbed so much Chaos Energy that any more energy or extreme stress turn him into Super Sonic.


Footnotes

  1. ^ #6, Attack on the Death Egg
  2. ^ #104
  3. ^ #101

See also

This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ... 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. ...

External links

  • Sonic the Comic Online
  • Sonic Papercrafts

 
 

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