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Sonic the Hedgehog is the titular main protagonist of the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog comics. He is a blue anthropomorphic hedgehog who possesses the power of super speed. He uses this ability to defend his world from the forces of evil, most notably against the tyranny of evil scientist and longtime nemesis, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik. He and the doctor have fought for some time, with Sonic always thwarting every world-conquering scheme the omelet dictator has put forward.


Sonic is a tall and thin hedgehog with blue fur and patches of peach-colored skin or fur on his face, arms, and belly. He has six long spines on the back of his head and two more on his back behind his shoulders. His eyes are green. His usual attire consists of white gloves, and his iconic pair of red sneakers with white cuffs around the ankles and white straps across the top, the latter held down by a golden buckle on each foot.


Always prepared to put his life on the line to protect others, be they friends or civilians, Sonic is a carefree spirit and a daredevil at heart with a strong sense of justice, who, unlike most, finds fun in fighting and thwarting evil, primarily in the form of Dr. Eggman and his empire. Despite his usual egotistical and sometimes lazy demeanor, Sonic's defining traits have always been his pure heart of gold and his utter dauntlessness in the face of danger.

Owning to his free-spirited way of life, Sonic values freedom above all else and strives to live his life according to his own rules rather than the standards of those around him or for the sake of heroism and duty. As such, despite his loyalty to his friends and allies, Sonic is typically unwilling to commit to anything that requires him to act primarily under the authority of others, including his friends, believing that he knows what is best for himself.

Despite this, Sonic's compassion has been brought into question. After Eggman created a worldwide infection from something called the Metal Virus, he has been reminded multiple times that he was an indirect factor since he allowed Eggman (who was the kind Mr. Tinkerer at the time) to stay in Windmill village and allowed Metal Sonic to be free after defeating him; Only for the latter to immediately go to the former and bring him back to his old ways. After being infected himself and continuously having to run to hold it back, this caused Sonic to become sympathetic and depressed, yet still optimistic. It's gotten to the point where he seems to have PTSD, as shown when he remembers how everyone chastised him for his decision on letting Eggman off easy when Zavok promised to make him suffer. Nonetheless, Sonic always chooses to stick by his principles no matter what.


Early Adventures

Sonic had been battling Dr. Eggman for some time. Their earliest known conflict included a battle between Sonic and Eggman who was in his Egg Viper mech, resulting in Sonic's victory.

Another encounter involved the Space Colony ARK, in which Eggman used its Eclipse Cannon to blow up a part of the moon in order to show the world the power that he wielded. These events lead to Sonic teaming up with Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Rouge the Bat, Shadow the Hedgehog, and even Dr. Eggman himself to save the world.


Sonic's trademark ability is his super speed. He can travel up to speeds surpassing Mach 1, which is at the blistering speed of about 768 mph, and he utilizes this in hand-to-hand combat, giving him quick reflexes. He is also very agile, being capable of performing extreme acrobatic feats. He also has incredible jumping skills: he can set off with enough power to bend thick metal armor and go hundreds of meters into the air with a single jump. While his top speed is unknown, glimpses of Sonic's prowess are shown in his tendency to routinely scale vertical walls, effortlessly knock down enemies in his path, run over water, and plow straight through foes. Sonic can also use the Boost to not only increase his speed but also barge through obstacles in his path.

Sonic has demonstrated complete mastery of his speed at any level. Not only can he run at a maximum tilt in straight lines, but also through sharp turns with full control over his momentum, and without recklessly crashing into unintended targets. As far as stamina goes, Sonic's is seemingly limitless as he is never winded from running.



  • Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Sonic's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.


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Main Universe
Team Sonic
Knuckles the Echidna | Miles "Tails" Prower | Sonic the Hedgehog
Team Rose
Amy Rose | Big the Cat | Cheese | Cream the Rabbit |
Gerald Robotnik | G.U.N. Commander | G.U.N. Soldiers | G.U.N. Robots | Maria Robotnik
Team Dark
E-123 Omega | Rouge the Bat | Shadow the Hedgehog
Chaotix Detective Agency
Charmy Bee | Espio the Chameleon | Vector the Crocodile
Babylon Rogues
Jet the Hawk | Storm the Albatross | Wave the Swallow
Sol Dimension
Blaze the Cat | Marine the Raccoon
Coconut Crew
Colonel | Daikun | Gardon | Kylok | Muzy | Setter | Tabby
Avatar | Caliburn the Sword | Chaos Gamma | Chip | E-102 Gamma | Emerl | G-merl | Lumina Flowlight | Omochao | Princess Elise | Professor Pickle | Shade the Echidna | Shahra | Silver the Hedgehog | The President | Tikal the Echidna | Vanilla the Rabbit | Void | Wisps | Yacker

Classic Universe
Amy Rose | Bark the Polarbear | Bean the Dynamite | Bomb | Fang the Sniper | Heavy | Honey the Cat | Knuckles the Echidna | Mighty the Armadillo | Miles "Tails" Prower | Ray the Flying Squirrel | Sonic the Hedgehog

Archie Universe
Freedom Fighters
Amy Rose | Antoine D'Coolette | Big the Cat | Bunnie Rabbot | Cheese the Chao | Cream the Rabbit | Dulcy the Dragon | Miles "Tails" Prower | Nicole the Holo-Lynx | Rotor the Walrus | Sally Acorn | Sonic the Hedgehog
Angel Island Citizens
Knuckles the Echidna | Relic the Pika | Fixit the Robot
Desert Raiders
Sonar the Fennec | Spike the Porcupine | Trevor Burrow the Mole
Chaotix Detective Agency
Charmy Bee | Espio the Chameleon | Vector the Crocodile
Mighty the Armadillo | Ray the Flying Squirrel
Team Dark
E-123 Omega | Rouge the Bat | Shadow the Hedgehog
Time and Space Travelers
Blaze the Cat | Marine the Raccoon | Silver the Hedgehog
Ben Muttski | Coral the Betta | Cyborg Sonic | Dulcy the Dragon | Flip the Penguin | Gemerl the Gizord | Honey the Cat | Julie-Su | King Acorn | Lupe the Wolf | Mina Mongoose | Pearly the Manta Ray | Professor Pickle | Razor the Shark | Remington | Uncle Chuck

Sonic Boom
Amy Rose | Buster | Cyborg Amy | Cyborg Knuckles | Cyborg Sonic | Cyborg Tails | FriendBot | Knuckles the Echidna | Miles "Tails" Prower | Perci | Sonic Cookie Eggman | Sonic the Hedgehog | Staci | Sticks the Badger | Vector the Crocodile | Zooey

IDW Universe
Team Sonic
Knuckles the Echidna | Miles "Tails" Prower | Sonic the Hedgehog
Chaotix Detective Agency
Charmy Bee | Espio the Chameleon | Vector the Crocodile
Time and Space Travelers
Blaze the Cat | Silver the Hedgehog
Team Dark
E-123 Omega | Rouge the Bat | Shadow the Hedgehog
Other Members and Allies
Amy Rose | Belle the Tinkerer | Cheese the Chao | Cream the Rabbit | Jewel the Beetle | Lanolin | Tangle the Lemur | Vanilla the Rabbit | Whisper the Wolf
Diamond Cutters
Slinger the Ocelot | Smithy the Lion
Other Characters
Big the Cat | Mr. Tinker | Wisps

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Breezie | Sonic the Hedgehog | Freedom Fighters | Miles "Tails" Prower | Sally Acorn

Sonic the Hedgehog Animated Series (SatAM)
Antoine | Ari the Ram | Bunnie Rabbot | Dulcy the Dragon | Griff the Goat | King Acorn | Lupe the Wolf | Nicole | Rotor the Walrus | Sally Acorn | Sonic the Hedgehog | Uncle Chuck

Sonic Underground
Knuckles the Echidna | Manic the Hedgehog | Sonia the Hedgehog | Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic X
Sonic the Hedgehog | Miles "Tails" Prower | Amy Rose | Big the Cat Cream the Rabbit | Cheese the Chao | Knuckles the Echidna | Christopher Thorndyke | Chuck Thorndyke | Cosmo the Seedrian | Ella | Danny | Frances | Helen | Tikal the Echidna | Topaz | Earthia | Galaxina | Molly | Rouge the Bat | Shadow the Hedgehog

Animated Film
Sonic the Hedgehog | Miles "Tails" Prower | Knuckles the Echidna | Old Man Owl | Sara | Hyper Metal Sonic

Paramount Films
Crazy Carl | Knuckles the Echidna | Longclaw | Maddie Wachowski | Miles "Tails" Prower | Rachel | Randall Handel | Sonic the Hedgehog | Tom Wachowski | Wade Whipple

Ugly Sonic