|“||I am the guardian of the Sol Emeralds... It is a fate that forces me to live with my curse, my flames... Because of my powers, I have always been alone... It's also why I must do this alone! It is my responsibility!||„|
|~ Blaze in Sonic Rush|
|“||I am Percival, Knight of the Round Table and knight of the grail. Fealty to the king is the one and true way of chivalry. My destiny is inseparately linked with my trust in my liege.||„|
|~ Blaze as Percival|
Blaze the Cat is a supporting heroine from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, having debuted in 2005's Sonic sub-series, Sonic Rush.
She has been voiced by Nao Takamori in the Japanese version, and by Bella Hudson, Laura Bailey, and Erica Lindbeck in the English version.
Visualized as an anthropomorphic cat, Blaze is a princes from an alternate universe to Sonic's. In her home dimension she is not only royalty but also charged as guardian of the Sol Emeralds. Her role is similar to that of Sonic or Knuckles's duties looking after the Chaos Emeralds. Initially Blaze arrived in Sonic's world due to machinations of Eggman Nega - her own realty's answer to Dr. Robotnic. With Blaze's arrival in Sonic's world she teams-up with the blue-hedgehog to undo the dimensional distortions that brought her there in the first place and continue to hold both universes in jeopardy.
In Sonic Rush, Blaze's dimension and Sonic the Hedgehog's are in flux with one another, allowing the characters to travel from one to the other through a tear in the space-time continuum. Blaze is the only playable character in Sonic Rush aside from Sonic himself.
When Dr. Eggman came to her world and stole the Sol Emeralds, the Sol Emeralds summoned her through the space-time tear that lead to Sonic's world, where she set about recovering the Emeralds from him. Early on this mission she encountered Cream the Rabbit, who immediately took on the role of Blaze's guide and close friend, despite Blaze's misgivings. Blaze was surprised at the openness and naivety of the young rabbit, especially when she was invited into Cream's house almost immediately after meeting her for the first time. Cream set about teaching Blaze the meaning of friendship. They encountered several of Cream's friends (including Knuckles and Amy) who all suggested that Blaze ask Sonic for help. However, she was so convinced that she needed no help that when she and Sonic did actually cross paths, she attacked him. After a brief battle, she admitted her mistake.
After the battle she gained the last of the Sol Emeralds. However, just as she had recovered from her victory, Eggman appeared and demanded that he meet with Blaze alone and that he kidnapped Cream. Angered, Blaze pursued Eggman to Unknown and defeated his giant robot. After searching frantically through the robot's ruins, she found Cream and the two left, presuming Eggman was defeated.
Having collected all the Sol Emeralds, Blaze was surprised that their power did not return her to her world. As she was contemplating this, Eggman and Eggman Nega appeared in a giant mech. Blaze fought them, but they easily defeated her and drained the power of the Sol Emeralds. Hopeless about her plight, Blaze was surprised when Sonic showed up. He told her that the true power of the Chaos Emeralds and Sol Emeralds came from people's friendship and encouraged her to open up to other people and recognize the friends she made on her journey. Finally appreciating the value of friendship, and the need to accept help from others from time to time, Blaze began to realize the true power of the Sol Emeralds, recharging them and for the first time used their power to transform into Burning Blaze. As Burning Blaze, she and Super Sonic successfully stopped Eggman and Eggman Nega from taking over the universe and at the same time repairing the tear in the space-time continuum and once again separating their worlds. Afterward, she and Sonic promise to see each other again and say their goodbyes as they shake hands, being torn apart by their respective dimensions having been returned to normal.
On the path back to her dimension, she remembers Sonic's word of advice on friendship and trust and that she now had that power. Reassured, she said to her imagination of Sonic that they would definitely meet again, and headed back to her world.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Blaze ended up in Silver's future under unknown circumstances. There, she met Silver the Hedgehog, whom she would fight alongside against the forces of Iblis. At the start of Silver's story, she notified Silver of Iblis' location in Crisis City. Even after they beat Iblis though, the monster would reconstitute itself later as always, prompting Blaze to calm a frustrated Silver down. When they were transported back in time by Mephiles to eliminate Sonic and prevent Iblis from appearing, Blaze ended up in Wave Ocean and left to find Silver, so to keep him out of trouble. After finding Silver, Blaze encouraged him to continue their mission. Hoping that they could find something about Sonic at Eggman's headquarter, they infiltrated his base. There, Silver found a Chaos Emerald, which Blaze told Silver to keep as a "lucky charm".
Arriving in New City, Blaze and Silver found Mephiles, who guided them to Sonic. After Silver learned the truth behind the Solaris Project and how Iblis was created, Silver told Blaze that Sonic was not the one that would release Iblis. As such, they went to help Sonic and Princess Elise, the living container for Iblis. After losing the princess when the Egg Carrier crashed, Blaze mourned with her allies until Silver and Sonic used Chaos Control to send Sonic back in time to rescue Elise, while Blaze and Silver went back to the future where they tracked Iblis down, having figured out an alternative to stopping Iblis for good.
Upon defeating Iblis, Silver tried to seal it inside himself. However, when Silver was rejected as a vessel, Blaze took his place as her soul was alit with flames and would thus be accepted. Blaze promptly sealed Iblis inside her and begged Silver to use Chaos Control to seal her in another dimension, but Silver refused to sacrifice her. Nevertheless, Blaze did the deed herself, replying that despite Silver's naivety, she always liked that about him before fading into another dimension. When Solaris, and thereby Iblis, was erased from the timeline, Blaze's adventures in Silver's time were erased as well and she was returned to her proper place, though it also meant Blaze never met Silver.
Sonic Rush Adventure
In Sonic Rush Adventure, Blaze once again found herself up against a threat to her world, this time being Captain Whisker, a robotic pirate, along with his crew, who planned to steal the mystical Jeweled Scepter, which was acclaimed to have the power to control Blaze's world's geological activities. While trying to protect the scepter, Blaze came across Sonic, Tails, and Marine the Raccoon, who Sonic and Tails initially met up with after the Tornado sent them to Blaze's world. With her allies help, Blaze once again collected the lost Sol Emeralds and defeated Captain Whisker and his lieutenant Johnny.
After getting back the Jeweled Scepter, it was once again stolen, but this time by Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega, who were working together to unleash the Power of the Stars with the Jeweled Scepter. Sonic and Blaze used the Chaos Emeralds and Sol Emeralds respectively to once again transform into Super Sonic and Burning Blaze and defeat Eggman and Eggman Nega. Afterwards, Tails made a vessel to bring Sonic and Tails home. Before Sonic's departure, he and Blaze shake hands once again, signifying growing respect and friendship and the promise to meet again one day.
In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, while Blaze tended a Sol Emerald, it started to glow and suddenly transported her to Sweet Mountain in Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park where she ran into Sonic and Tails. After giving them her story, Blaze noticing what seemed to be Eggman's robots, and she wondered if something was going on and that she looked forward to seeing whether Sonic had what it took to resolve matters. After Sonic destroyed twenty of the robots, Blaze praised him and claimed that he needed little of her help after all.
The group spilt up after that, but soon after, Blaze met Silver the Hedgehog. As they came close to a ride at the park though, Orbot and Cubot appeared. After being challenged by Eggman's two lackeys, Blaze and Silver easily scared them off. They then ran into Sonic and Tails once more, where Blaze wondered if the ride the robots kept them from warranted a look, and Sonic investigated, but returned with nothing.
In Sonic Dash, Blaze makes an appearance as a playable character. In this game, she can be unlocked in the following ways:
- Pay 55 Red Star Rings
- Win her during the Daily Spin Jackpot after unlocking Tails
- Win her during the Daily Spin Jackpot after unlocking Amy/Silver
During the second global challenge, it was possible to unlock Blaze as well.
In Sonic Runners, Blaze is a playable Power Type character. In gameplay, she can perform a midair dash attack and boost the score from collecting Animals by 150%. Her bio card describes her as "once" being the Sol Emeralds' Guardian, as though it were no longer her duty.
During the "Birthday on Windy Hill" event, Blaze and Silver were on their way to Sonic's birthday party when they got kidnapped by Dr. Eggman. When the duo escaped their binds, a Death Egg drone attacked just as Team Sonic found them. After the united heroes destroyed the battle drone, Blaze and Silver helped Team Sonic search for Eggman elsewhere after offering their help. Once Sonic defeated Eggman, Blaze returned to the celebration where she wished Sonic a happy birthday.
Mario & Sonic
Blaze appears as a well-balanced playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Instead of her standard outfit, beside her fluffy gloves, she wears a purple track suit, the shirt of which left some of her belly exposed, and pink sports shoes. The bottom of her shirt and the waist of her pants are pink laced, with the latter having a vertical golden stripe down the outside of both legs and a pink one at the bottom. Blaze is an "All-Around" character who excels in Speed.
Pre-Super Genesis Wave
Post-Super Genesis Wave
Skills and Abilities
Blaze is pyrokinetic - able to create and manipulate fire in any way she pleases. Like most in the series she has substantial speed, though not quite as fast as Sonic she still moves as super-speeds far faster than normal creatures. Blaze is an adept martial artist, though no supreme master, her honed form, adaptive spacial awareness and high speed make her a serious threat to opponents in melee range of hee
Blaze is usually calm to the point of elegance. She is reserves and encourages emotional discipline in those around her. Blaze's detachment from emotion has lead her to become some-what anti-social, however this has only gone one to extenuate how important those that are social with her are important to her. The brash attitude of Sonic or perky demeanor of Cream the Rabbit remain at odds with Blaze and she has trouble relating to any of the more flippant cast even while viewing them as allies.
Blaze is a lavender-furred, anthropomorphic cat with gold eyes. Her muzzle is white, her inner ears are peach colored and the tip of her long tail dark purple. Her fur is longer on each side of her head and sweeps slightly upwards. She has four plumes of "hair" done up in a high ponytail with dark purple tips.
For attire, she wears a long purple flared mantle-like coat of sorts with a dark pink hemline, white tights, a gold collar, a red hairband and a similarily red gem on her forehead. She also wears white gloves with fuzzy cuffs and high heeled dark pink shoes with white stripes and also fuzzy cuffs.