Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog - Other Protagonists

The various allies that have helped Sonic on his many journeys through the years.

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    The Chaotix 

Espio: "I've got a bad feeling about this..."
Vector: "Espio, don't be silly. Besides, you know our policy: We never turn down work that pays."
Charmy: "Yeah, you know our policy!"

Debut: Knuckles Chaotix (apparently non-canon)
Rebooted Debut: Sonic Heroes

Vector: Voiced by Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Mark Biagi (English, 2004), Jimmy Zoppi (English, Sonic X, 2005), Dan Green (English, 2007-2010), Keith Silverstein (English, 2010-present)
Espio: Voiced by Yūki Masuda (Japanese), Bill Corkery (English, 2004), David Wills (English, 2005-2010), Troy Baker (English, 2010-present)
Charmy: Voiced by Yōko Teppōzuka (Japanese), Emily Corkery (English, 2004), Amy Birnbaum (English, 2005-2010), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (English, 2010-present))

A band of misfits constantly trying to earn a living. Vector, Espio, and Charmy initially made their debut being captured by Dr. Eggman, but Knuckles managed to save them and the four of them along with now defunct member, Mighty the Armadillo drove Eggman out of the island. The crew didn't appear for almost a decade until Sonic Heroes which gave them all new redesigns and seemingly ignoring the team's history with Knuckles. Since then, they've appeared occasionally taking on any job they can to support themselves.

These are a rather dysfunctional bunch, often serving as the Plucky Comic Relief with their antics. Vector is the leader and the one who makes the big decisions on jobs; he's loud, immature, and somewhat of a seedy individual but nonetheless has a good heart and even willing to do a job without pay (Much to Espio's chagrin). Espio is the team's ninja expert and Vector's right hand man; a quiet and serious minded individual who constantly hones his skills as a ninja. He prefers not to use his skills for dishonorable means, but constantly goaded into doing so by his peers. Charmy is the team's youngest member, and by far it's most immature. He spends most of his time being a typical kid; hyperactive and constantly getting on Vector's nerves, but he does look up to his peers and does occasionally prove useful in the team's efforts.

Tropes applying to Mighty don't appear here; he has his own section below.

  • Action Bomb: Bomb.
  • Adapted Out: Heavy and Bomb aren't in the Fleetway Comic.
  • Anti-Hero Team: They will do good, but they expect to be paid-handsomely. Vector at least has his better moments, such as finding a kid's lost toy for free.
  • Anti-Hero Worshipper: From Charmy's point of view Shadow is the greatest animal to walk this planet.
  • Badass Adorable: Charmy.
  • Badass Baritone: In English, Espio sports one of the deepest voices among his peers despite only being 16 (compare this to similarly-aged characters or even Vector, who is four years Espio's senior). Coupled with his lack of eccentricities, this only serves to make Espio come across as even more serious. He's more of a tenor in Japanese.
  • Badass Bookworm: She's quite knowledgeable on the geography and history of her world, and even knows how to read the language of an ancient civilization. A Sonic Channel wallpaper also shows reading to be a hobby of hers.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Charmy, of course.
  • Big Eater: Vector, who dreams of having 50 five-course meals in Sonic Free Riders.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In the Archie comics, Eggman eventually recaptures Heavy and Bomb and reprograms them as sleeper agents.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Charmy, much to Vector's annoyance.
  • Breath Weapon: Vector in Heroes. He can breathe fire, musical notes, and bubblegum bombs.
  • Brown Eyes: Vector.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: The Chaotix are goofy, clumsy, and mostly inefficient as detectives, but they always get the job done.
  • Butt Monkey: Vector in particular in the Archie comics, though the whole team often act as luckless comic relief in most incarnations (particularly in Sonic X).
  • Canon Discontinuity: As far as Sega is concerned, Chaotix isn't part of the series and Sonic Heroes is the team's official debut.
  • Canon Immigrant: Most characters were brought in from elsewhere in the Sonic mythos: Charmy came from an obscure old manga, and Vector was a rejected concept for the very first Sonic.
  • Cast Herd: They are rarely ever seen apart.
    • Except in Sonic Free Riders, where Vector is part of Team Rose, but the rest of Team Chaotix is neither seen nor mentioned.
    • Espio works alongside Silver in Sonic Rivals 2. At least Vector actually has something to do with this game.
    • Vector's the only member who shows up in Sonic Chronicles, but the other two get mentioned (and even then, only as "Team Chaotix").
    GUN Commander: "Vector the Crocodile and Team Chaotix have volunteered to scout for further clues. They're on the channel now."
    Vector: "Yo, Sonic. It's about time you came back."
  • Chick Magnet: Inverted with Vector, who manages to anger both Amy and Rouge in Sonic Heroes.
  • Conjoined Eyes: Vector and Charmy.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Heavy and Bomb, who disappeared almost immediately even in the comics (though they would resurface much later apart from the Chaotix).
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Charmy. Vector has his moments as well, especially in Sonic X.
  • The Comically Serious: Espio's attempts to uphold a mystical and dignified composure are usually destroyed by his wackier teammates.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Charmy, again.
  • Everything's More Annoying With Bees: Charmy.
  • Eyes of Gold: Espio.
    • Vector's eyes have taken on a more golden appearance over the years. They were vermilion when he re debuted in Heroes, but now, orange-gold would be a more accurate description.
  • Face of a Thug: As a big buff crocodile, Vector looks somewhat rough, but he's really a big softie.
  • Flechette Storm: Espio does this in Sonic X with explosive shuriken.
  • Flight: Charmy is almost always in flight, and is the Flight of the team.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Sanguine : Charmy, he's a hyperactive kid who is always being a nuisance, especially towards Vector.
    • Choleric: Vector, he's the not so charismatic and easily annoyed leader of Team Chaotix.
    • Melancholic: Espio, he's the cynical and serious member of the team who at the same time remains apathetic to Vector and Charmy's constant squabbles.
  • Free-Range Children: Averted. Charmy and Espio are both minors, but they have Vector to look after them.
  • Fuuma Shuriken: Espio uses large shuriken in Sonic Heroes.
  • Genius Bruiser: Vector is both the muscle and the brains behind the bunch.
  • Genius Ditz: Vector might seem like the Dumb Muscle, but he's still a great detective. In Sonic Heroes, he knew all along that Dr. Eggman was their client, and in Sonic Generations, he's the first to suspect that someone might be controlling the Time Eater, a hunch that later proves to be correct.
    • Alternately, Espio is the smartest member, but Vector makes the Zany Schemes in order to lead the group; depending on whether or not you believe Sonic X or Sonic Heroes.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Charmy rarely, if ever, wears his helmet-goggles over his eyes.
  • Greed: Charmy and especially Vector love cold hard cash.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In Sonic X at least, the Chaotix are occasionally shown to resent Sonic for his popularity and bravado, while they struggle to make ends meet as detectives.
  • Hot-Blooded: Espio is described like this in the manual of Knuckles Chaotix. "He has a hot temper and an intense drive in everything he does, and sometimes his friend Charmy Bee has to remind him of his manners." Ironic, considering their modern day characterizations.
  • Image Song: "Team Chaotix"
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Vector, Espio, and Charmy are 20, 16, and 6, respectively.
  • Invisibility: Espio via blending in with his surroundings. Named Ninja Art: Camouflage in Sonic Generations.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Ore" and "Oresama" for Vector, "Jibun" for Espio, and "Boku" for Charmy.
  • Joke Character: Heavy and Bomb in Chaotix.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Charmy.
  • Kid Hero: Charmy is tied with Cream as the youngest recurring character in the series, being only six years old. At sixteen, Espio is young enough to qualify too.
  • Keet: Charmy.
  • Killed Off for Real: Heavy and Bomb, in the Archie Comics after becoming Brainwashed and Crazy.
    • Death Is Cheap: Later rebuilt and back on the side of good, now with their original designs from the game.
  • The Lancer: Espio.
  • Large and In Charge: Vector is much taller than the rest of the team. He's also the second tallest heroic character, second only to Big the Cat.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Vector initially started as this before he eventually became a Mighty Glacier
  • Likes Older Women: Vector for Cream's mom Vanilla.
  • Limit Break: Their Team Blast, "Chaotix Recital", in Sonic Heroes.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: One of Vector's Breath Weapons.
  • Man Child: Vector, though the oldest of the team, has moments where he doesn't act quite his age. Arguing constantly with six-year-old Charmy doesn't help much. Though it helps that Vector is still young, only being 20 years old.
  • Meaningful Name: Espio's name comes from either "espionage", or the Spanish word for "I spy." Vector was initially this, due to being able to air-dash in eight different directions in his Chaotix appearance (hence "Vector") but this was scrapped for his Sonic Heroes reinvention, making his name another Odd Name Out.
    • Vector can hurl Classic Sonic along a trajectory in Generations, making his name meaningful again.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Vector is not only the greediest, he is gluttonous and somewhat short tempered. Beneath it all however, he's a playful softie, and implied to take a few free cases to those who deserve it.
  • Musical Assassin: Their Team Blast in Sonic Heroes destroys robots by singing and playing instruments.
  • Ninja: Espio.
  • Odd Name Out: Unlike most of the characters' names, Charmy's doesn't seem particularly meaningful. Vector's name was initially meaningful, but became this as of Sonic Heroes.
    • In the original western bios at least, Charmy was stated as having a polite demeanor about him, ie. a charming personality. Given his later incarnation's character, his name could almost be considered ironic.
  • Older Than They Think: Vector was actually a scrapped character for the first game, predating Tails.
  • Only Sane Man: Espio, natch.
  • Only in It for the Money: Though Vector will occasionally do a job for free if he's feeling good enough, much to Espio's annoyance.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Espio in Sonic the Fighters. Apparently Sonic Team forgot he could do that as he's never shown this ability since then.
  • Parental Substitute: Vector & Espio are pretty much Charmy's legal guardians.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Espio. Considering that he's serious, he doesn't smile that much. It also doesn't help the fact he's surrounded by the loudmouth Vector and the scatterbrained Charmy.
  • Perpetual Poverty: It seems like no matter what they do, they can't seem to make enough to pay for their expenses.
  • Petal Power: Espio can make a storm of leaves in Heroes.
  • Playing with Fire: One of Vector's attacks in Sonic Heroes has him spitting out flames.
  • Plucky Comic Relief
  • Power Trio
    • Comic Trio: Vector is the schemer, Charmy is the dumb follower, Espio is reasonable but powerless.
    • Freudian Trio: Vector is the Id, Charmy is the Ego, Espio is the Superego.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Espio.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Averted
  • Shout-Out: In Sonic Free Riders Vector has a green and black motorcycle called Hard Boiled. Why does that sound familliar?
  • Small Annoying Creature: Charmy.
  • Spanner in the Works: During the Last Story of Shadow the Hedgehog, while the three are trying to hack into data disks they discovered earlier, Charmy manages to activate a recording left by Professor Gerald when he was still sane wherein he and Maria urge Shadow to fight back against the Black Arms. Their inspirational words give Shadow the strength to break free of Black Doom's control and fight on.
  • The Stoic: Espio, who usually shares Straight Man duties with Vector.
  • Super Speed: Espio is the "Speed" of the three.
  • Super Strength: Vector is the "Power" of the three.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Charmy can do this by pollinating flowers.
  • The Power of Rock: Their blast attack in Sonic Heroes.
  • Thinking Out Loud /Breaking the Fourth Wall: When getting ranked it Sonic Heroes and Espio is the one who has the most points he will almost always talk like he is talking to one person, when they get an E rank he will say �Insulting. Your training has been a waste of time�, D rank �Be on guard! Focus, and prepare yourself�. He also always looks directly at the camera, implying he is either talking to the viewer or he could be talking to himself.
  • Token Wholesome: These characters wear more clothing than other males, with Charmy wearing the most.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Charmy's is, fittingly, honey. Vector has a huge appetite, but bubblegum seems to be his personal favorite. Espio supposedly likes apples.
  • Wall Crawl: Of the three characters that can use the triangle jump in Sonic Heroes,note  Espio is the only who can stick to walls indefinitely. Being a ninja chameleon probably helps.

    Tikal 

"The servers are the seven Chaos. Chaos is power, power enriched by the heart. The controller serves to unify the Chaos."

Voiced by Kaori Aso (Japanese), Elara Distler (English, 1999-2001), Karen Neill (English, Sonic X)

A mysterious girl from the distant past with a connection to Chaos.

    Lumina Flowlight 
"The next Precioustone is over here!"

Voiced by Ikue Otani (Japanese), Elara Distler (English)

One of the main characters of Sonic Shuffle. She represents positive feelings which give people the ability to dream. She serves as the protector of the Precioustone, and summons Sonic and his friends to Maginaryworld to restore it when it is shattered by Void.

    Maria Robotnik 

"Give them a chance, to be happy!"

Voiced by Yuri Shiratori (Japanese), Moriah Angeline (English, 2001), Rebecca Honig (English, 2005)

Granddaughter of Gerald Robotnik and cousin of Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, she was a terminally-ill patient on the Space Colony ARK and close friend of Shadow.

    Blaze the Cat 

"I am the guardian of the Sol Emeralds... It is a fate that forces me to live with my curse, my flames... Because of my powers, I have always been alone... It's also why I must do this alone! It is my responsibility!"

Debut: Sonic Rush

Voiced by Nao Takamori (Japanese), Bella Hudson (English, 2005-2010), Laura Bailey (English, 2010-present)

A fire-wielding cat from another dimension and guardian of it's own set of emeralds called Sol Emeralds. Blaze initially ended up on Sonic's world due to both of their worlds on the verge of merging and breaking apart due to her own dimension's equivalent to Dr. Eggman, Eggman Nega. Blaze initially didn't care much for teamwork and preferred to solve her problems without anyone's aid, but thanks to bonding with Cream and Sonic reaching out to her, she eventually grew to embrace her friends and together with Sonic, stopped the two Eggmen. Afterward, she returned to her own dimension, but she does make occasional appearances now and then.

Blaze is a very introverted person; she doesn't socialize much and even after growing fond of her friends, generally dislikes having to rely on others. But this is just a facade to hide a very shy individual as Blaze often gets flustered when she's forced to interact with new people. When Blaze is on duty though, she's far more straitlaced and focused on her task. She's also rather temperamental and reckless when her buttons are pressed.

    Silver the Hedgehog 

"I will protect the future!"

Canon Debut: Sonic Rivals

Voiced by Daisuke Ono (Japanese), Pete Capella (English, 2006-2010), Quinton Flynn (English, 2010-present)

A telekinetic hedgehog from the future. Silver's timeline had been overrun by the "Flames of Disaster", also known as, Iblis one half of the time god, Solaris. He and his best friend Blaze spent their days trying to defend their home from Iblis, while finding a way to destroy it for good. One day, he is by Mephiles the Dark, the other half to Solaris and Iblis` opposite. Mephiles tells Silver that the only way to save his home is to return to the past and kill the one responsible for Iblis` release, our hero Sonic the Hedgehog. Silver jumps at the chance and he and Blaze go on a hunt for Sonic. Unsurprisingly, Mephiles was manipulating Silver to his own ends and after a brief fight with Shadow, he returns to the present to help Sonic rescue Princess Elise from Eggman. Later on, Sonic & Silver go their separate ways and Silver returns to the future with knowledge how to stop Iblis for good, sealing it away. When Silver is unable to seal Iblis within himself, Blaze opts to take his place and seemingly erases herself from existence telling Silver good luck. After Solaris` defeat, and the reset of time, Silver now comes from a new restored future where Blaze does not exist. He travels back in time to capture Eggman Nega and bring him back to the future, and later, to prevent Eggman Nega from summoning a fire demon named Ifrit, who has destroyed the world in the future.

Silver is idealistic, headstrong, and more than a bit naive. His one true desire is a place where people can be happy and free from harm, but he's pretty rash and quick to make judgments without all of the details. Like Knuckles, he's quick to believe whatever people tell him to achieve his goals. Silver is still a kindhearted person though and always has everyone's best interests at heart.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: He's a little older than usual for this trope, but he is portrayed as a young boy who carries the world on his shoulders.
  • Adorkable
  • Anime Quills
  • Badass: Naivete aside, Silver truly is a force to be reckoned with due to his telepathy, to the point where he gives both Sonic & Shadow a run for their money.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Canon Discontinuity: His debut in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), due to the events of that game being erased. His first encounter with Sonic and friends was in Sonic Rivals.
  • Captain Obvious
    Silver: I can't deflect lasers with my telekinesis.
  • Carpet of Virility: He has a tuft of fur much like Shadow's, but subverted in that he is less competent and mature than some other characters.
  • Cast Herd: Even after the events of Sonic 06 were erased, and being from a different dimension and time period than her, he's still seen with Blaze in the Olympics series, Colors DS, and Generations, for the sake of audience familiarity if nothing else.
  • Catch and Return: His speciality.
  • Conjoined Eyes
  • Determinator: Much like Sonic, nothing will keep Silver down too long.
  • Deuteragonist: In Sonic '06, he fights against one half of the main villain (Iblis), whereas Shadow fights the other half (Mephiles).
  • Expy: His role and character is somewhat similar to Trunks. His entry in the game script even compares the two.
  • Eyes of Gold
  • Fire-Forged Friends: With Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) after learning that Mephiles deceived him for thinking he's the Iblis Trigger. However, as the events of the game was erased, Silver Took a Level in Jerkass and he and Sonic clashed again in the Sonic Rivals series. It wasn't until Sonic Colors DS that the two got along again.
  • Flight: By turning his telekinesis on himself, Silver can fly through the air.
  • For Great Justice / For Happiness: Sometimes he doesn't know what to do due to these two motives clashing; he wants people to be happy and to bring peace to his world, but he also wants to bring justice upon those who harm the future. Sometimes he leans more towards one side than the other.
  • Friendly Rival: Seems to take this role in later titles, particularly in his boss in Sonic Generations. He is giving Sonic all he's got, and they both seem to be enjoying it.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic.
  • Future Badass: Subverted; he's younger and less experienced than Sonic.
  • Good Is Not Soft/Nice: Because of his strong sense of justice, he holds this demeanor towards the evils that would harm his future, although this can lead him into conflict with the other characters whom he feels are preventing him from saving it, which may have been the case of his attitude in the Sonic Rivals series.
  • Hedgehogs Are Telekinetic In The Future
  • Image Song: "Dreams of an Absolution".
  • Informed Flaw: He's been stated to be insecure when he's alone, but he's never really seemed to be for more than a moment.
    Silver: (having just arrived in the present, separated from Blaze) Blaze? Blaze! *looks around for a few moments* Now I must fight for the future!
  • Inspector Javert: Played straight. He caused a lot of problems for Sonic in Sonic 06. Said problems included nearly defeating him twice in a row, allowing Eggman to kidnap Elise yet again. Ironically, Eggman kidnapping Elise those times actually might have turned out better in the short run, given what happened when Mephiles killed Sonic himself in front of Elise.
  • Interface Screw: His special ability in Sonic Rivals has him using his powers to scramble the opponent's controls.
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Ore".
  • Kid from the Future
  • Kid Hero: He's fourteen years old, one year younger than Sonic, and the same age as Blaze.
  • Knight Templar: Although (mostly) kept in check by Pet the Dog moments.
  • Large Ham: "IT'S NO UUUSE!!!"
  • Light Is Good: His dominant color is silver and is a hero at heart.
  • Mind over Matter
  • Mundane Object Amazement
    Silver: This looks so beautiful.
    Amy: What? You mean this desert?
    Silver: Everything is so great here, isn't it? The sky is gorgeous, and everyone's happy...
  • Nice Guy: He can be one when he isn't stressing out about some future crisis.
  • Odd Friendship: He's seen high-fiving Yoshi at the Winter games.
  • Perpetual Frowner: It's very rare to see Silver smile, although this may have to do with him taking his responsibility to save the future seriously. However, there are some instances where he does smile (e.g., in Generations where he is excited in fighting Sonic again as shown in the Blood Knight example above.)
  • Psychic Powers: Aside from his Telekinesis, he can perform telepathy, but it's very limited and can only disorient foes at the most.
  • Rivals Team Up: Does this with Shadow and then Sonic in Sonic 2006 after finding out the truth about Iblis.
  • Skilled, but Nave/Unskilled, but Strong: A mix of both. Due to his young age, his skill in actual hand-to-hand combat is lacking and he can easily be manipulated, but his Psychic Powers make both of these relatively moot points.
  • Spirited Competitor: His reaction towards getting challenged to a rematch in Sonic Generations shows elements of this.
    Silver: This should be fun! Let's go, Sonic!
  • Super Mode: Super Silver.
  • Super Speed: Unlike Sonic and Shadow, Silver did not possess this ability in his debut, at least on foot. He could fly fast in cutscenes, but on foot and iin-game, he was rather slow. In later appearances, his running speed has been greatly increased, being comparable to Sonic and Shadow's.
  • Teleport Spam: His Telport Dash.
  • Time Travel: Any plot where he appears will involve this.
  • Took a Level in Badass: His powers are much stronger in Sonic Generations, to the point where he can compress tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of pounds of cars and debris into a massive ball that chases Sonic.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the Sonic Rivals games, he acts much ruder to everyone than in his debut. He seems to have gotten better in his cameo in Sonic Colors DS.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Severely downplayed. He has no qualms killing Sonic to save his future, but getting an earful from Amy made him question if it's truly right to kill someone for his own ends.
  • What Could Have Been: Was originally depicted as a green eyed mink named Venice. In fact, Silver was said to have gone through fifty concept designs before settling on his final look.

    Shade the Echidna 

"Please, I wish for a chance to prove myself, my new friend."

Debut: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Introduced in Sonic Chronicles as the commander of a mysterious group of warriors called the Marauders. Turns out the "Marauders" are actually a long-lost echidna clan called the Nocturnus. Shade wants to help the Nocturnus return to their homeworld, but when her boss explains that he intends to conquer the world, she objects and joins Sonic's side.

  • Action Girl
  • Anti Villainess: At first...
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She stands out as the toughest warrior of the Nocturnus Clan.
  • The Atoner: One half of the reason for her Heel-Face Turn—see below for the other.
  • Badass: Though it happens offscreen, she managed to beat Knuckles in a straight up fight. Though it helped that he was tired out fighting the other Nocturnus.
  • Badass Adorable: When not wearing her helmet.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Cool Helmet
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Easily Forgiven: Arguable example; she is made a trusted ally rather quickly, Knuckles even scolds you if you don't follow this trope with the branched dialogue options.
  • Expy: Julie-Su: A member of a lost tribe of Echidnas known as the Dark Legion from the Archie Comics shares a lot of similarities with Shade. And the entire Nocturnus share similarities with the Dark Legion from the same comics. The most obvious example, in the comics the Dark Legion was sealed away in the Twilight Zone, while the Nocturnus were sealed away in the Twilight Cage. Both were alternate dimensions that seem like pretty terrible places to be. Word of God says this is intentional.
  • Girl of the Week: She is suggested to be this to Knuckles by other characters, given they are the opposite sex and the last of their kind(ish).
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: She takes her helmet off earlier on in the game for The Reveal, but when she swaps sides she ditches it for good
  • Knight Templar: She sincerely wants to help her people escape the Twilight Cage and to that end she follows Ix's orders completely, even if it means hurting others. Subverted however when he reveals his true intentions for Earth.
  • Laser Blade: Her Leech Blades.
  • Not What I Signed On For: She wished to return her clan to the outside world. When Ix let slip his plans to conquer said world, she turned against him.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Found out in a conversation branch in the start of Chapter 6 that she's really 4000 years old. Due to the Year Inside, Hour Outside physics of the Twilight Cage, however, she is likely not much older than the others physically.
  • The Stoic: Somewhat; she's friendly enough with her comrades, but not exactly emotive.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Her Warp Belt, which allows her to temporary leave the Twilight Cage and teleport from place to place.
  • There Is Another
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: During her Echinda Rush move with Knuckles.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ix. Until he reveals his true intentions for Earth.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She merely wants her people to return to Earth, though she abides by Ix's rather ruthless measures for doing so, going through with his invasion plans and brutal attempted execution of Sonic and Knuckles directly before he reveals his not-so well intentioned after-plans.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: If one subscribes to the hypothetical placement of the game as right before the "untold adventure" briefly shown directly at the beginning of Unleashed, her absence in the series is virtually the only loose end.
  • Woman in Black

    Chip 

"Want some chocolate?"

Voiced by Ryōko Shiraishi (Japanese), Tony Salerno (English)

Sonic's little flying sidekick from Sonic Unleashed. Also known as Light Gaia.

    Emerl 

"Show me your power... OR I sh...all not ob...ey... I represent all things, and Sha...ll become Gizoid, the conqu...erer of a...ll.."

An ancient robot called a Gizoid that can learn to copy the traits and skills of others; Emerl is a unique model that can also absorb Chaos energies. Said to have wiped out the civilization that made him. However, he picks up better traits by hanging out with Sonic and his friends — but has to be destroyed once his old programming kicks in.

Only appears in Sonic Battle, but has been referred to since. Sonic Advance 3 has Robotnik build his own Gizoid, Gemerl, that can merge with machines. Sonic Chronicles later explains that he and the rest of the Gizoids were made by the Nocturnus clan of echidnas.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Played with throughout Sonic Battle.
  • Anti Anti Christ: To a degree. He was the most powerful of many robots with the power to level an entire civilization. Emerl, thanks to the bond he created with Sonic & co., goes on to help save the world... at the cost of his life.
  • Back from the Dead/Came Back Wrong: Gemerl is actually a rebuilt and reprogrammed Emerl. After being defeated, Tails gets rid of the program that made him so violently loyal to Eggman, effectively reviving Emerl.
  • Badass
    • Badass Adorable: He's a robotic Physical God who can defeat even the toughest enemy and can level an entire civilzation, but his Innocent Blue Eyes and kind-hearted nature make him so endearing. And make his demise all the more tragic.
    • Badass Automaton: Possibly one of the most powerful robots in the Sonic universe. Professor Gerald theorized that he'd able to destroy the earth single-handedly.
  • Blow You Away: His kick attack can stir up a small tornado.
  • Book Ends: At the beginning of Sonic Battle Emerl is found deactivated on Emerald Beach by Sonic. In the ending of Sonic Advance 3, he's found deactivated by Cream and Vanilla on a beach which may or may not be Emerald Beach.
  • The Cameo: His name appears as a random name for save files in Sonic Colors.
  • Character Customization: Due to his nature as a Gizoid, you can assign him any of the characters' movesets in Sonic Battle, even the Idle Animations and color schemes.
  • Evil Counterpart: It's hinted that he was this to Shadow in their past.
  • Flight: Gemerl uses a jetpack to fly.
  • Foreshadowing: His quote (As shown above)
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Ultimate Gemerl.
  • From a Certain Point of View: The Nocturnus appear to have been drawn into the Twilight Cage when they got too powerful, thanks in no small part to their Gizoid armies — and Emerl was the pinnacle of that technology, so he did lead to their downfall according to Professor Gerald's research.
  • Good Counterpart: To Metal Sonic in a sense as both are robots who can copy the powers of others.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Has blue eyes and is quite innocent to the ways of the world.
  • Lightning Bruiser: When he awakens as the Gizoid, he has access to all of his Ultimate Skills, making him stronger and faster than anyone in the game.
  • Like a Son to Me: Inverted with Amy and Rouge whom he calls "Mom and Mama Rouge" respectively.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Gemerl can fire missiles.
  • Mega Manning
  • Nice Guy: Very much so.
  • No Mouth
  • Not So Different: Shadow acknowledges that both he and Emerl are weapons, and spends much of the story trying to destroy the Gizoid. However, Sonic rebuffs this by saying he and Emerl are alike in a different way—both Emerl and Shadow have hearts, and couldn't willingly kill anyone.
  • One-Winged Angel: Gemerl turns into an orb with flexible arms and lasers capable of stunning Super Sonic.
  • Override Command: After Emerl went out of control in the ARK and was sealed away, Professor Gerald, who couldn't find a way to destroy his core, installed a free-willed emotions-based AI program into him should Emerl ever awaken and act this way again. The phrase to activate it was "Bring hope to humanity", after Maria's last words.
  • Physical God: Designed to be this from the start.
  • Power Copying: His main superpower. Comes with the territory of being a Gizoid.
  • Punny Name: it's a variation on "Emerald", which was originally one of the few things he took interest into.
  • Redemption Equals Death/Face Death with Dignity: The end of Sonic Battle has him accepting his fate for all of the damage he inadvertently caused when he was possessed by the Chaos Emeralds.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: In Sonic X, his eyes turn red when he goes beserk.
  • Robot Buddy: To nearly the entire recurring cast, but mostly for Cream.
  • Robo Speak: In the Japanese version, his speech is written entirely in katakana, giving this effect. In English, it's averted, however.
  • SNK Boss: When you face Emerl awakened as the Gizoid, he has access to every Ultimate Skill available.
  • Superpower Meltdown: As shown in Sonic Battle and Sonic Advance 3, too much energy or too many copied abilities causes him to go berserk.
  • Third Eye: When he awakens as the Gizoid, the eye on his forehead opens.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: After beating Eggman, he tells him that he's grateful to him for waking him up. Which makes it all the more tragic when Eggman inadvertently drives him insane with power.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: When he's reawakened as the Gizoid after gaining emotions, and being unable to control the overwhelming power inside of him.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child/Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Subverted, as he eventually does fight Cream, but he outright states that the worst thing he could ever do is make a girl cry.
  • The Voiceless: His Sonic X counterpart speaks only in beeps and buzzes.

    Princess Elise the Third 

"We give thanks for the blessed flames. May we always continue to have peace. Sun of Soleanna, guide and watch over us with your eternal light..."

Debut: Sonic The Hedgehog (2006)

Voiced by Maaya Sakamoto (Japanese), Lacey Chabert (English), Veronica Taylor (early voice clips).

The Princess of Soleanna who appeared as Sonic's human love interest (though the attraction is pretty much one-sided on Elise's part) in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

    Shahra 

"O Master, what is thy wish?"

Voiced by: Mai Nakahara (Japanese), Bella Hudson (English)

The "Genie of the Ring", who enlists Sonic for aid in stopping the Erazor Djinn.

    Professor Pickle 

"How dare they call this culinary concoction food? Look here, do you see this sorry excuse for a sandwich? The bread should be no less than 3/4 of an inch thick. Upon it, one tablespoon of mayonnaise and a pinch of black pepper. The contents FRESH cucumber sliced THINLY if you please! Am I quite right, Tails?"

Voiced by Cho (Japanese), Dan Green (English)

A well known professor from Spagonia. His knowledge helps Sonic over the course of the story.

    Marine the Raccoon 

"I don't have what it takes. I don't think I can do all this adventuring on my own. But I'm not going to give up. I need to keep trying harder and harder until I can do it!"

An excitable and hyperactive young raccoon from Blaze's dimension who dreams of having epic adventures.