Did you know it’s a certain mascot’s birthday today?, you know the fastest, coolest, blue hedgehog who one time was on mobius, now on Earth. The one who always thwarts the evil genius that is Dr. Ivor Robotnik.
That’s right it’s Sonic the hedgehog birthday today. And taking a leaf out of my good friend Matt; who did a favourite top 10 Sonic characters (do check it out, it’s really good). I’ll be following his lead and doing my own favourite 4 Sonic characters list.
As Sonic says; let’s rock and roll!!! (and in no order)
Tails “Miles” Prower
Tails, ever since I clapped my eyes on him when he first debuted way back in Sonic 2. I knew then, he would be my favourite Sonic character. And he still is. When I was a kid, I looked up to my childhood friend. If my childhood friend is Sonic, then I was Tails. Always following him around. Always helping him out. Just like Tails, as he got older, he wanted to break away from being in the shadow of Sonic and find his own path. Which he did and so did I. In the 16-bit era games, I always played as Tails, I liked his ability to fly and in Sonic 3, be able to swim.
Shadow the Hedgehog
Shadow fast became my newest fav when he debuted in Sonic Adventures 2 on the Dreamcast. Being the antithesis, or the “anti-hero” to Sonic in the Sonic universe. I love his theme song in Adventures 2, throw it all away by Everett Bradly, it had this dark, foreboding yet tragic back story. As Matt stated in his post, he was asleep for 50 years and held a grudge against the humans, however in due time he became more of an ally to the group, still doing his own thing. My favourite move of his is still the best, chaos control.
Knuckles the Echidna
Making his debut in Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Sonic 3 locked on to a separate cartridge; Sonic & Knuckles. Basically, the whole story was told in two cartridges. Anyway, as the name sake goes, Knuckles is a knuckle head that got tricked by Egg man in to going against Sonic, a few times. Obviously, he wised up to Egg-man antics and manipulations, still a knuckle head, loveable one though. I still remember seeing super knuckles, if you got all 14 chaos crystals from both games, it was really cool.
Mecha Sonic is an interesting choice, since there are two versions that appear in Sonic 2 and Sonic & Knuckles. Mecha Sonic I would say is the precursor to the character metal sonic. Each version is essentially, a robotic version of Sonic. However, neither had the ability to defeat Sonic or be a recurring villain. They still had enough of an impact on me to say they are my fav villain.
And there you have it, those are just my favourite characters from the Sonic universe. However, what are your favourite sonic characters, or do you just have a favourite sonic game(s), let me know by leaving a comment down below.
Happy birthday Sonic!