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    Sonic the Hedgehog 
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (JP), Martin Burke (EN)

The main character of the movie. He's a bit of a lazy jerk, but he has a good heart. And the fastest feet in the world.

  • Adaptational Jerkass: Sonic's more easily annoyed and angered than in the games and displays a cynical attitude at times.
  • Anti-Hero: Despite being The Hero, he's often too lazy to help people, and prefers to have someone else do the job. But, the second he realizes there's no other way, he will jump right in and help.
  • Badass in Distress: He got saved by Knuckles and Tails while fighting Metal Robotnik, and then saved Knuckles in return.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Sonic generally likes to joke around and is somewhat lazy, but when there's evil in the way, he does not hesitate to fight
  • Big "SHUT UP!": To Tails, who he was unaware was yelling for help, while he was trying to relax.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Spends most of his time getting Tails to do the job because he's too lazy to do it himself.
  • Cool House: A rusted-out relic of a 747 jetliner.
  • Cool Shades: Wore a pair in the beginning of the movie.
  • Distressed Dude: He got saved TWICE in the movie.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Early in the movie, he seems too lazy to join Tails in helping the old man, even annoyed that he keeps messing up his relaxation, but the second he feels Tails is really in danger he springs right into action and saves both of them. This establishes him both as a lovable asshole and a true hero.
  • Flash Step: Does these all the time, usually as a dodging maneuver
  • Friendly Rival: With Knuckles.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Our hero flips the bird at Metal-Robotnik.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Large Ham: A usual trait of Sonic.
  • Nice Mean And Inbetween: The mean one with Tails and Knuckles, although he actually is not to bad a guy.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His favorite clothes are pink.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Tails and Knuckles' Blue.
  • Super Speed: Par for the course, but the movie does a really good job showing just how fast a hypersonic object would really be going.
  • Super Strength: At least in striking force. His battles with Metal were destroying the landscape around them, and he was able to finally smash apart Metal Robotnik, who had survived being hit by a nuke sized explosive.
  • The Unfettered: Surprisingly fits this to a tee, in comparison to his game counterpart who happens to be The Fettered.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Early in the movie, Tails calls him an idiot for not wanting to help saving the old guy. Beware the Nice Ones indeed.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Sonic's voice in the English dub has a very bizzare, indeterminate accent. It sounds like a cross between a vague southern accent and a british falsetto, with the latter being obvious in the more frenetic scenes. Alternatively, it can be described as a texan trying to put on a surfer dude accent.

    Miles "Tails" Prower 
Voiced by: Hekiku Shiina (JP), Lainie Fraiser (EN)

The Brains to Sonic's Brawns, Tails is a technical genius who happily lends a hand, even in times of peril.


    Knuckles the Echidna 
Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (JP), Bill Wise (EN)

Knuckles is a treasure-hunter who gets on well with Sonic and Tails. Though rather quick to anger, he's always ready to lend his fists when danger threatens.

    Hyper Metal Sonic 
Metal Sonic: "There is only one Sonic."
The oldest Evil Counterpart to Sonic. Hyper Metal Sonic (called Metal for short) was created with a desire to destroy Sonic, and shows no mercy to those who dare getting in his way. He is the true villain of the movie, even more competent than his creator who's usually the primary Big Bad.

Voiced by: Creator/Masami Kikuchi (JP), Gary Dehan (EN)
  • Adaptational Badass: Unlike his game counterpart, this Metal Sonic is far more powerful than his organic counterpart and bested him at every encounter.
  • Artificial Hedgehog
  • Accidental Pervert: When he stuck his head up to Sara's skirt. This caused her to call him a pervert.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: He's built for malevolent purposes, but his programming is based on Sonic's mind and after a while starts he doing things the real Sonic would do.
  • Barrier Warrior: He projects a forcefield whenever he's flying around, especially when he pile-drives into Planet Freedom from space.
  • Defeat Means Respect: He showed his respect to Sonic after his defeat.
  • The Dragon: To Dr. Robotnik.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Well, he is the Real Big Bad, in contrast to the Harmless Villain who is Dr. Robotnik.
  • Disney Death: Pretty much in the end.
  • Evil Counterpart
  • Face Death with Dignity: When he let himself fall down in the lava, despite Sonic trying to save him. Also note that he died respecting Sonic, with the only words he spoke in the whole movie.
  • Flying Brick: He can fly, is extremely strong, fast and tough, and is just generally the most powerful character by a long shot.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: He started showing humility to Sonic right before his death.
  • Invincible Villain: He's seemingly immune to anything Sonic can throw at him. Only having his emotions hacked by Tails's wrist watch computer and his own growing sense of humanity keep him from easily defeating Sonic and destroying the world.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The tone was pretty light-hearted at first. However, everything got more serious once he stepped in.
  • No Mouth
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Even going beyond the whole plan to destroy the entire land of the sky, he's seen singlehandedly destroying cities at one point.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse
  • The Quiet One: Says nothing until the near end of the movie.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After saving the President and Old Man Owl, he malfunctions and falls into the lava.
  • Robot
  • Robotic Psychopath: He's basically programmed to be one. He has an insane obsession with destroying Sonic, and could perhaps be considered a megalomaniac.
  • Silent Snarker
  • Villain Respect: In the end, he died being humble to Sonic.
  • The Voiceless: Doesn't say a word in the entire movie. Except right before he dies.

Voiced by: Mika Kanai (JP), Sascha Biesi (EN)

A Tsundere girl who has a thing for Sonic. She is the President's daughter, and even manages to get along with Dr. Robotnik. She appears to be extremely hot-headed, but a genuinely good girl who is on the right side.

  • Accidental Pervert: Almost every male character is this around her. Both Tails and Knuckles end up accidentally groping her, Metal Sonic gets a view up her skirt after Sonic kicked him through the floor beneath Sara, and due to a telepathic link between Sonic and Metal Sonic, Sonic managed to see everything Metal did leading to an amusing reaction.
  • Ambiguously Human: She's mostly human, but has cat ears and a tail.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Berserk Button: Hurting Sonic or looking at her private parts.
  • Bound and Gagged: Sara is tied up with ropes and gagged with tape by Robotnik during one scene.
  • The Cameo: She makes two cameo appearances in the Archie comics. The first being in a universe based on the OVA in Issue #101, the second being a background appearance in Issue #257.
  • Cat Girl: She has cat ears and a tail.
  • Damsel in Distress: Played with. She implies that she could stop being a hostage at any time. She most likely just likes the attention of being saved by the heroes.
  • Genki Girl
  • Girly Girl
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Interspecies Romance: Implied to have a crush on Sonic. She also flirts with Knuckles at one point, though this is mostly to get him to save Sonic.
  • The Chick
  • Large Ham: To the extreme!
  • Mood-Swinger: Especially seen in one scene where she threw a temper tantrum at Robotnik, but then immediately started liking him when he gave her a dress.
  • Nice Girl: Then again she can be obnoxious at times, but she's pretty friendly otherwise. She even manages to get along with Dr. Robotnik, while still being kidnapped by him. They play video games.
  • Spoiled Sweet: While prone to the odd outburst of brattiness, Sera is usually a very friendly person, even towards Robotnik, the man holding her hostage throughout most of the movie.
  • Tsundere

    Dr. Robotnik 

Sonic's Arch-Nemesis, and would be the perfect main villain, if he wasn't overshadowed by Metal Sonic. However, he is without a doubt a genius due to being his creator. Despite being the antagonist, Robotnik is also one of the nicest characters in the series, and has a respectful rivalry with Sonic.

Voiced by: Junpei Takiguchi (JP), Edwin Neal (EN)
  • Affably Evil
  • Arch-Nemesis: To Sonic, as always.
  • Badass Bookworm: Hell yeah! You gotta give him credit for creating Metal Sonic, and for his Evil Plan actually being well thought-out at that.
  • Badass Mustache: As always.
  • Big Bad: He created the two main villains in the series, Metal Sonic and Metal Robotnik, and is the one who came up with the plan.
  • Bald of Awesome / Bald of Evil: He's as bald as usually.
  • Cool Shades: They are. As well as they are round
  • Determinator: He's still trying to rule the world.
  • Friendly Enemy: He remains friendly to Sonic while still ordering robots to destroy Sonic.
  • Evil Genius: He's surprisingly better at scheming than any of his other counterparts.
  • Harmless Villain: Sonic doesn't take him for a threat. The only reason he poses any threat is because he built Hyper Metal Sonic, and once the robot is destroyed, Robotnik goes back to being treated as a joke.
  • Mad Scientist: He created Metal Sonic, Metal Robotnik, and basically every Artificial Intelligence in the movie.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: He created the two robots who came close to destroying Sonic.
  • Obviously Evil: Lampshaded shortly after his first appearance in the movie.
    Tails: "No fair! You kidnapped the President and Sara so you could hold them for ransom and take over South Island, didn't you?!"
    Robotnik: "Do you really think I'm capable of something that underhanded? Me?!"
    Everyone: "YES!"

    Metal Robotnik / Black Eggman 
Voiced by: Junpei Takiguchi (JP), Edwin Neal (EN)


    The President
Voiced by Yuzuru Fujimoto (Japanese), Edwin Neal (English)

The President is president of... some sort of political entity within the Land of the Sky. Not exactly the bravest chief executive ever, the President tricks Sonic and Tails into meeting Dr. Robotnik at the presidential residence after the scientist holds his daughter hostage.

  • Chest of Medals: On his weird sash-thing.
  • Cowardly Lion: When he believes Sara is in danger, he's more than willing to try and go after her himself... if he knows where she is.
  • Hostage Situation: Dr. Robotnik holds the president and his daughter hostage at the presidential manor until Sonic shows up. Later, the president arguably holds himself and the entire planet hostage when he flies to the polar regions in an attempt to save Sara, crashes his ship into the ice, and can't eject from the cockpit when the whole ship is rapidly filling up with hot steam. It's mentioned that if his ship explodes, it could shatter the ice holding the Land of the Sky together. Ultimately, Metal Sonic saves him and Old Man Owl.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: To be more precise, this president is a bumbling buffoon and also a bit of a target.
  • Papa Wolf: He tries so hard to be this, but only ends up making the situation more dangerous for our heroes.

    Old Man Owl
Voiced by Chafurin (Japanese), Charlie Campbell (English)

The President's ostentatiously wise messenger, who due to his slow-wittedness, skittishness, and bad eye-sight more often than not creates hazardous situations for himself and all those around him. Despite his obvious senility and the constant danger he creates for himself, he does have a strangely upbeat attitude.

  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Because Metal Sonic shares a telepathic link with the real Sonic, he begins to adopt some of Sonic's tastes and personality traits. Before he leaves to destroy the ice mass holding the Land of the Sky together, he is kind enough to give Old Man Owl Sonic's raddest threads, straight out of the 90s.
  • Blind Mistake: Almost flies straight into the side of a cliff because he didn't see it coming. He also speaks to a blue flower for a minute before realizing it wasn't Sonic.
  • Cool Plane: Has a cool jet plane that's just big enough for him. Unfortunately, it catches on fire and is quickly destroyed afterwards.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: For whatever reason, Sonic just barely tolerates him. Everybody else seems to be alright with him.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Or so he claims.
  • The Pollyanna: In spite of whatever happens around him, he seems to be obliviously content.

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