Princess Sally Acorn is a character from Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. She is the tritagonist of the Saturday morning version of Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM), and one of the main protagonists in the long-running Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. She is a teenage anthropomorphic chipmunk with red hair, blue eyes, and light brown/tan fur.
The crown princess of the Kingdom of Acorn, Sally became a fugitive after her father, King Maximilian Acorn, was usurped by the villainous Dr. Ivo Robotnik (later replaced by Dr. Eggman in the comics). While in exile, she formed a rebel group called the "Freedom Fighters", which, with the exception of Sonic and Tails, initially consisted of SatAM-exclusive characters (including herself). However, the Archie comics also have Team Rose (Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, and Big the Cat, plus the latter two's pets Cheese and Froggy) join them eventually, with Knuckles and Team Dark (Shadow, Rouge, and E-123 Omega) as major occasional allies. Even after dethroning Doctor Robotnik/Eggman, she decides to keep leading the Freedom Fighters until the time comes for her to take the throne. Along with Robotnik, his forces, and mercenaries he occasionally hires to do his dirty work, Sally and her friends also contend with other villains, such as the evil wizard Naugus. With Sonic by her side and she herself in the lead, the Freedom Fighters always succeed despite their adversaries' best efforts. Although Sally and Sonic have had romantic feelings for each other, they never truly acted on it and Sally has always taken her role as princess and Freedom Fighter very seriously, in contrast to Sonic's carefree attitude. Despite this, Sally, ever the tomboy, can sometimes be as stubborn and reckless as her speedy blue boyfriend. While she isn't a game original character, Sally is very popular among fans of the series, who never cease to ship her and Sonic. Despite Sonic disobeying Sally's orders, they still care for each other and are both willing to risk their lives to save each other. However in the comics Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity, Sonic and Sally are no longer (and have never been) in a romantic relationship due to a mandate put in place by SEGA, although they still retain a strong friendship with each other and are considered to be close friends.
In the 1993 animated series, Sally, Sonic, and the rest of the Knothole Freedom Fighters band together to overthrow the evil Dr. Robotnik. In the beginning the animated series, she originally had pink fur and brown hair. Sally and her team were getting ready for another battle against Dr. Robotnik's forces. She (along with Sonic) and the freedom fighters defeated Robotnik's robot army by getting them soaked with water balloons which shorted them out and caused the robots to blow up.