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Hero Overview
This is my power. And I’m not using it to run away anymore. I’m using it to protect my friends
~ Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is the titular main protagonist of the 2020 live action film with the same name. He is an anthropomorphic hedgehog from a different planet who was forced to leave his homeworld and build a life for himself on Earth.

He is portrayed by Ben Schwartz via voice and motion capture as a teenager and by Benjamin L. Valic as a child.

History

Past

Sonic was born on an unnamed planet where he spent his childhood living under the watchful eye of an anthropomorphic owl named Longclaw. He possessed a great power which gave him super speed but also made him a target for a tribe of echidnas that sought to take his power for themselves. One day, Sonic raced across his island home to bring Longclaw a flower, much to the owls chagrin, as she feared he might have been followed. Sonic expressed confidence that he was moving too fast to be seen, but Longclaw notices that echidna tribesmen have surrounded her house and grabs the hedgehog as she takes flight in an attempt to escape. Unfortunately, Longclaw is shot down from the sky by an arrow, so she uses a golden warp ring to open a portal to Earth and tells Sonic that as long as others know about his power, he will always be in danger by those seeking to take it. She then instructs him to take her bag of Gold Rings and head through the portal so he can live safely in a world oblivious to his existence.

Present

Sonic is left alone on Earth to build his new life there in secret, living in a cave for many years and watching the citizens of Green Hills, Montana from afar. None of them knew about Sonic's existence besides an elderly man called Crazy Carl who claims him to be a blue devil. Among the citizens of Green Hills, Sonic's favorite people are police Sheriff Tom Wachowski and his wife the veterinarian Doctor Maddie Wachowski. One night, Sonic used his super speed to play round of baseball all by himself and realized just how lonely he really was. He tried to run off his frustrations but ran so fast that he caused an electromagnetic pulse that knocked out power across the Pacific Northwest. This catches the attention of the United States Department of Defense who decide to acquire help from the deranged genius Doctor Robotnik in seeking out what caused the outage.

Sonic immediately becomes distraught as government soldiers begin to comb the area near his cave and reluctantly decides to initiate his back up plan: use a Gold Ring to travel to a seemingly barren planet covered with gigantic mushrooms. Sonic quickly packs the equipment he wants to take but feels it is not safe to open a portal with government soldiers closing in on his location. He instead races into the Wachowski backyard shed to use a Ring, but is discovered by Tom Wachowski who shoots him with a tranquilizer dart. As Sonic passes out, he mumbles the location on Tom's shirt, San Francisco, which opens actives a Warp Ring to the city before he accidentally drops his bag of Rings through it.

Sonic soon awakens inside the Wachowski household and convinces Tom to help him stay hidden from his pursuers just as Robotnik arrives at the front door. Tom tries to hoax Robotnik into leaving as Sonic hides in the attic, but the doctor uses his airborne robot drones to scan the property, forcing the hedgehog to go downstairs to avoid detection. However, when Sonic discovers that Tom was in danger, he reveals himself to Robotnik to save Wachowski's life. Tom uses this distraction to knock Robotnik unconscious before Sonic stops a robot drone from shooting them by hopping into and destroying it.

Although the pair manage to drive out of Greens Hills safely, Tom pulled over to part ways with Sonic, despite the latter having no idea where he must go to reclaim his bag of Rings. He makes a single attempt going to San Francisco on his own using super speed but is unsuccessful, so he persuades Tom to drive him there. On the way, they stop at a bar where Sonic decides to make a bucket list of all the things he wants to do before leaving Earth. He begins to fulfill his list with Tom's help until they soon get involved in a bar fight that Sonic finishes by rearranging things to his advantage within seconds.

Sonic and Wachowski stay the night at an inn before continuing their trip the next day. However Robotnik hones in on their location and sends a remote-controlled truck to stop them. The truck launches a harpoon into Tom's car, causing Sonic to get out and attempt to stop the truck. He tries approaching the pursuing vehicle but looses his footing just as he suddenly builds up energy. Sonic rolls into a ball it protect himself and bowls over the truck on its side. Unfortunately, another vehicle soon emerges from the trucks wreckage to continue the chase. This vehicle fires EMP discs to slow the heroes down, but Sonic uses them to get on top of their pursuer and uses one to disable it. The remote-controlled vehicle separates again only to be spun out by Tom, causing a frustrated Robotnik to deploy a miniature drone to eliminate them. The drone cuts the roof off Tom's car with a laser before Sonic manages to grab it. But the drone to get stuck on his hand and trigger a self-destruct mechanism, leaving him with little time to dispose of it. Sonic succeeds of getting rid of the explosive device just in time but is rendered unconscious when he is blown away by the blast.

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Powers & Abilities

  • Superhuman Speed: Sonic's main power. He can move so fast that it looks like time has stopped from his perspective.
  • Spin Attack: Sonic's signature move. It has enought force to destroy one of Robotnik's Mobile Vehicles.

Trivia

  • The film was originally scheduled for release on November 8, 2019. However, after negative reaction to Sonic's previous design in the first trailer, which was released on April 30, Paramount delayed the film to February 14, 2020, pledging to redesign Sonic.
  • When Sonic plays with nunchaku, he wears a headband with his logo on it.
  • This is the second incarnation of Sonic to have blue arms, the first being his Sonic Boom counterpart. This is also the first to have two seperate eyes.
  • Tom Holland, Josh Gad, Chris Pratt, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Will Forte, Jim Parsons, Charlie Day, Paul Rudd and Adam Devine were all considered for the role of Sonic.
    • Coincidentally, Pratt, Rudd and Hader were also considered for the role of Tom Wachowski.

Navigation

           Sonic the Hedgehog logo Heroes

Team Sonic
Knuckles the Echidna | Miles "Tails" Prower | Sonic the Hedgehog

Team Rose
Amy Rose | Big the Cat | Cheese | Cream the Rabbit

Team Dark
E-123 Omega | Rouge the Bat | Shadow the Hedgehog

Team Chaotix
Charmy Bee | Espio the Chameleon | Vector the Crocodile

Babylon Rogues
Jet the Hawk | Storm the Albatross | Wave the Swallow

Classic
Amy Rose | Knuckles the Echidna | Miles "Tails" Prower | Sonic the Hedgehog

Freedom Fighters
Antoine D'Coolette | Bunnie Rabbot | Dulcy the Dragon | Nicole the Holo-Lynx | Rotor the Walrus | Sally Acorn

Sonic Boom
Amy Rose | Knuckles the Echidna | Miles "Tails" Prower | Sticks the Badger | Shadow the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog | Vector the Crocodile | Zooey

Other
Avatar | Bark the Polarbear | Bean the Dynamite | Ben Muttski | Blaze the Cat | Bomb | Caliburn the Sword | Chip | Chocola | Christopher Thorndyke | Colonel | Cosmo the Seedrian | Daikun | E-102 Gamma | Emerl | Froggy | G-merl | Gerald Robotnik | G.U.N. | Heavy | Kylok | Lumina Flowlight | Manic the Hedgehog | Maria Robotnik | Marine the Raccoon | Merlina the Wizard | Mighty the Armadillo | Mina Mongoose | Muzy | Pachacamac | Princess Elise | Professor Pickle | Ray the Flying Squirrel | Remington | Setter | Shade the Echidna | Shahra | Silver the Hedgehog | Sonia the Hedgehog | Tabby | The Commander | The President | Tikal the Echidna | Vanilla The Rabbit | Void | Wisps | Yacker | Uncle Chuck

Film
Sonic the Hedgehog | Tom Wachowski | Maddie Wachowski | Longclaw | Crazy Carl

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