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...After everything I've done with Sonic, things are so boring here! I fought robot invasions! Flying battle ships! I met a fiery princess from another dimension! I pulled the wings off a giant robo-dragon! And I come home to peace and quiet. I can't stand it.''
~ Tangle the Lemur.

Tangle the Lemur is a one of the main protagonists in IDW Publishing's Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series, based on Sega's video game franchise of the same name. She is a teenage anthropomorphic ring-tailed lemur who first became acquainted with Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends during the fallout after the war to retake Sonic's world from Dr. Eggman (as seen in the 2017 video game Sonic Forces). When Tangle sprang into action to defend her hometown from Eggman's Badniks, she encountered Sonic when he stopped by to help, and they have been friends ever since.

Tangle was the first original IDW Sonic character to be shown to the public, and quickly became hugely popular upon her reveal in promotional material. She continues to enjoy strong positive reception from Sonic fans, even getting her own mini-series alongside fellow heroine Whisper the Wolf.


Tangle is an anthropomorphic ring-tailed lemur with primarily light gray fur and purple eyes. She possesses a small black nose and a long bushy tail with gray stripes. She also has gray fur around her muzzle and between her eyes, and gray fur around the sides of her eyes and on her eyelids and round ears. She also has extra fur on top of her head and chest, and small cheek tufts.

Tangle wears a short-sleeved black bodysuit with orange stripes down the sides, a yellow sleeveless top, and detailed yellow hi-tops with white laces and soles, black details, and orange cuffs. She also wears yellow sports tape around her forearms and fingerless black gloves made of black sports tape with orange backings.


Tangle is an excitable, energetic and happy-go-lucky person who loves adventure. She likes to be part of the action whenever trouble is afoot and will try to help those in need however she can. Tangle is known to be reckless and sometimes has the tendency to act first regardless of consequence. However, will usually try to have an positive out look on dire situations, even during times when Sonic finds it difficult to remain optimistic. Tangle has also shown to be claustrophobic and gets stressed when in dark, confined spaces.


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  • She was first teased as an obscured silhouette in an artwork on Facebook that featured her and Sonic. This image was first revealed five days prior to the release of the first four issues' solicitations for the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. The image was updated regularly to show more of the silhouette, up until her unveiling on 24 January 2018.
  • She is the first identified character exclusive to the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series that was revealed to the public.
  • She is the third character to use profanity in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, with Silver being the first and Rough the second. In Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #2, she said "Oh, crap..." after the Eggman Empire bunker was destroyed by Mimic's bombs.
  • Along with Whisper, Tangle is the first comic-exclusive character to appear in Sonic games, the games in question being Sonic Dash and Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.
    • According to Ian Flynn, this is because Sega owns the characters from the IDW comic series, thus making it possible to use them in games.
  • Kazuyuki Hoshino has stated that he loves both Tangle and Whisper and that he found it fun to team up with the IDW team to help create them.
  • It was confirmed by Ian Flynn that he really likes the Whispangle ship (the ship between Whisper and Tangle) but also stated that it is not confirmed in the comic.
  • It has been noted that Tangle and Sonic have similar personality traits and they have been described as kindred spirits.


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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 | Kylok | Muzy | Setter | Tabby
Avatar | Caliburn the Sword | 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 | 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 | Gixit
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 | Gemerl the Gizord | Honey the Cat | 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
Big the Cat | Mr. Tinker | Wisps

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Breezie | Sonic the Hedgehog | Freedom Fighters | Sally Acorn

Sonic the Hedgehog Animated Series (SatAM)
Antoine | Bunnie Rabbot | Dulcy the Dragon | King Acorn | 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 | Cream the Rabbit | Knuckles the Echidna | Christopher Thorndyke | Chuck Thorndyke | Cosmo the Seedrian | 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