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Amy is an echidna, not a hedgehog.
Firstly she has echidna-style spikes, not hedgehog-style. Secondly, she pink, a color related to red. When you look at the echidnas, they all have colors related to red (Knuckles: red, Tikal, orange, Pachacamac: burgundy, other members of the Knuckles tribe: mangenta and Shade: orange again). Thirdly, unlike Sonic, Shadow and Silver she has no spikes on her back, and same goes for the echidnas. Fourthly, she has strength to lift and swing a hammer that's heavy enough to destroy robots made out of solid metal. Fifthly (bit of a stretch), "Warrior Feather". What's the most prevalent warrior race in the Sonicverse? Sixthly (more of a stretch), that weird "The sphinx looked so cute, I had to shave it" line in her theme song? What if she helped make the echidna statues? "But Master Disaster 64, what about her spikes in the older games?" Hair gel. She wanted to be like her hero Sonic, but stopped using it sometime before SADX to mark her independence. Echidna spikes have been seen to be as flexible as hair, in Sonic Heroes and Sonic Boom among others.
  • You're forgetting something aside from her hair...her ears. Most hedgehogs in this universe have pointy ears unlike real-life hedgehogs. Echidnas on the other hand, have no visual ears, only their dreadlocks. Amy's tail is also pointy, much like Sonic, Shadow and Silver's tails, not crooked like most echidna characters.
  • Another fun fact about the hedgehogs, they appear to have Conjoined Eyes, whereas echidnas don't. So I think it's safe to say that this WMG is Jossed. Amy Rose is indeed a hedgehog and not an echidna.

Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are all robots.
  • In the 2-D games, anyway. Hence why they all sink to the bottom of any body of water they come across; and all have the same spin attack. The robotic Sonics that Dr. Robotnik built were all attempts to imitate the design of the robotic hedgehog that was decimating his forces. Of course, Sonic and Knuckles were destroyed at some point between the 2-D games and the 3-D ones. Tails, in his grief; built a new Sonic, and a new Knuckles. In fact, every redesign has just been them being destroyed; and replaced with newer models.

Blaze was exiled.
She was exiled because of her flame powers. there was no knowledge about the island she was headed for and didn't know about the kolas on the island. Blaze dislikes being called "princess" or "queen" because it reminds her of her past.

E-Series Omega really is the last unique E-Series robot to be made by Eggman
He is never shown to have an animal core inside him like the previous Badnik-styled E-Series robots, suggesting that he represents the transition point between the Badniks of the old era and the "unmanned" Egg Pawns.

E-102 Gamma was responsible for the phasing-out of Badniks due to his rebellion
Eggman would figure out from diagnostic logs and black box data that the Flicky inside Gamma interfered with the Badnik AI and caused him to rebel, something that had only become possible because of the advanced learning system the newer E-Series had, which was vunerable to suggestions from others besides Eggman himself. To try and prevent further robots rebelling against him, he begun to phase out the badnik-styled robots and started working on "unmanned" robots that would eventually result in the Egg Pawns. Too bad Metal Sonic went rampant and rebelled against him in an attempt to fight against Sonic.

E-123 Omega has a Living Battery - and it's an experiment from the ARK.
Face it, all of Eggman's best robots had living power sources. They all had 'em in the early games, when Sonic found dying a lot easier. The entire E-Series in both Adventure and Adventure 2 had them. E-102 Gamma and his homies had them. The E-1000 series had them. He used a bunch of Wisps in Colours. On the flip side, you can fight Egg Pawns, which are just robots and are a bunch of pussies.

Now take Omega, who was created to stop Shadow getting out and helped capture him in 2006. He must have been made as soon as Eggman found Shadow, so he too would be part of that E-Series. He's incredibly powerful. And regarding the ARK speculation, most robots will rust after a couple of decades. Organic life-forms will expend their energy and die. But if Eggman used an immortal experiment from the ARK, he could power Omega for longer and make him stronger. Also, having a powerful lifeform would help to explain the development of a personality and Omega's particular dislike of Eggman.

  • Heckaroonies, maybe Omega is powered by a Shadow Clone.

Eggman has begun deliberately targeting GUN-aligned territories after the events of Sonic Adventure 2.
He has always held his grandfather Gerald in high esteem, and holds GUN responsible for ruining Gerald's reputation and life. Note that Soleanna has GUN crates and GUN defense technologies in various areas. There is also a pragmatic reason for this, as GUN military robots can match his badniks and Egg Pawns spec-for-spec in many regards, and they are the next greatest threat to his plans of conquest after Sonic and his friends.
  • Fridge Brilliance, anyone? This may go to explain a lot about Eggman. Also counts as Fridge Horror.
  • To expand on this WMG, in the Riders games the legitimate robotics corporation he secretly runs, Meteotech, has facilities and clients in countries that look like GUN territories, and the Zero Gravity Meteotech security robots look like the machines he brought to his invasion of Soleanna. Perhaps in the timeline where '06 existed, the Doctor came up with a scenario that would allow his own company to "blame him" for the theft of a shipment of security robots, after using legitimate means of transporting them into the country (or even legitimately manufacturing them inside the country through factories he secretly owns)! It also explains where he gets the money for his world conquest attempts, through a shell corporation that buries his works inside its R&D budget.

Tails Doll is still alive and lives in Westopolis.
Many people think Tails Doll's theme is "Can You Feel The Sunshine" but if you have ever played Sonic R his actual theme is "Living in the City". The lyrics clearly say he's still alive in the city.

Every Shadow after Sonic Adventure 2 isn't the original.
The Shadow from every game after Sonic Adventure 2 is a fake because in every game he was in, he had fangs, except Sonic Adventure 2. The fangs were clearly the only difference between the original and the clones. In Shadow the Hedgehog, after 9 minutes of fighting Devil Doom Eggman tells Shadow he's the real deal, but that's only because he thought Shadow needed a boost of confidence. Eggman thought, "9 minutes? Shadow should have him dead by now."
  • Or maybe he's a vampire.

Sonic is a Pirate.
We begin with the Nostalgia Critic's review of the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon. In said review, the Critic used the "This Is Sparta" meme from the movie 300 to describe the cartoon. The movie trailer for 300 has been synched to clips from the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion in this video. The anime Evangelion was produced by Studio Gainax. Studio Gainax also produced the anime series Gurren Lagann. Clips from the anime Gurren Lagann have been synched with the movie trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean 3 in this video. Therefore, if we logically connect all of these elements, Sonic is actually a Pirate.

Alternatively, in a more direct reference, Sonic the Hedgehog searches for golden rings. Now, the only people who actively search for and collect golden rings are pirates, treasure hunters, and archaeologists. Now, since Sonic is too young to be Indiana Jones, he must therefore be a pirate.

Dr. Robotnik (Dr. Eggman) is the real ultimate lifeform.
After Gerald constructed the ultimate lifeform, Shadow, he always had the idea something would go wrong with him being created partly from Black Doom's blood, so he had the idea to create his own ultimate lifeform, which was started and completed years before. He decided to let the ultimate lifeform constructed from his blood, Dr. Ivo Robotnik, live a normal life. Gerald had his son raise Dr. Robotnik as his own. In case anything went wrong with his later project, Shadow, he would tell Eggman so he could grow up and defend the planet, but never got the chance because he was executed by the government. Dr. Eggman being the ultimate lifeform is the reason for his incredible intelligence and amazing speed. Even to this day, Dr. Robotnik doesn't realize what he really is, and that's why he only uses his ability to run fast when he is in need of it and has a good motivation (Sonic chasing him).

Sonic sleeps with a Blaze plush
And vice versa.

The Wisps descended from the Xorda, or are related somehow.
  • Both are called alien squids by the fandom, they give powers and help bipedal, super-fast animals undergo changes in their body by giving them powers/evolving them at a very fast rate, and if you'll notice, the Nega-Mother Wisp really does resemble the aliens in the comics! Purple tentacles, massive head, you could say they're Canon Immigrants.

Dr. Robotnik is the Hero Antagonist, Sonic is the Villain Protagonist
  • Sonic is really an alien from the planet Scalisco who enslaved mankind, and Robotnik is sick of humanity being imprisoned, so he created an army of robo-animals to battle the evil Scalisconians, while they all try to stop him so Sonic can retain his control over mankind.
  • That'd make a bit of sense with the original games, but what about the 3D ones where it specifically shows that Robotnik wants to take over the world and that he's hated (BY HUMANS) across the land for that reason?
    • What. The old games' whole backstories disproved the theory anyway.
  • The humans got comfortable with Sonic and friends ruling over them, Robotnik became a well intentioned extremist.
  • We have seen the government in the 3-D games, as well as who controls it, and none of them are anthros. Additionally, if Sonic were a a dictator of some sort, he'd have an army by now.
  • He does, he's got an army of furries.
  • I get the joke, but that wouldn't be enough furries to make a company, much less an army.
  • He then invented a cloning machine.

The various anthropromophic lifeforms of the series are all the same species: a large special form of Chao.
The same way that it's theorized that Chaos is some sort of Uber Chao, Mobians (or whatever you want to call them) are a middle ground. That's why they don't have toes and why they wear gloves; to actually define their hands. No gloves and their hands go back to being rounded pseudopods.
  • Maybe Dr. Eggman is of this species too! He wears gloves and has Rubber Hose Limbs, like the anthros.
    • Could be! He grabbed a human the same way the chao grab little animals and absorb their traits.
  • Chaos gets "bones" when it absorbs chaos Emeralds. The Mobians get 'bones' (or some sort of vaguely ridged structure) and strength from the ambient chaos energy and the rings.
    • Perhaps Rouge absorbed Chaos Emeralds once, and that's the reasons she looks that way?
  • The chao in SA2 gain abilities based on the chaos drives you give them. Enough of the green type, and they start to look like a mini-Sonic, and even gain some of his running ability. The red ones make them look like Knuckles, and improve their climbing ability.

Sonic the Hedgehog is the true ultimate lifeform. Shadow is/was in denial of this fact
  • While Shadow does SEEM more powerful, the fact that Sonic is able to not only keep up with him, but even occasionally beat him without the flashy moves Shadow uses. Though, he's proven to be capable of them also (something he learns out of nowhere). Shadow hints at this during Sonic '06 when he's unconfident that they would be able to win without Sonic. And Sonic's spirit bonding with the wind after being killed.
    • Shadow does admit this in Sonic Adventure 2 (though he may have forgotten after losing his memory), but the fandom seems to be split on this.
    • Another strong piece of evidence is the "Super Sonic" prophecy from 3 & Knuckles. Note that Shadow is designed to resemble Super Sonic (at least in silhouette). It stands to reason that after the Biolizard proved... unsatisfactory, Professor Gerald turned to the ancient prophecy, attempting to create a Super Sonic that didn't require the Chaos Emeralds to access Chaos Energy.
    • One problem: the hand rings are power limiters. When he removes those, he's easily far, far beyond anything Sonic could do without going Super.
      • Does he ever remove them when fighting Sonic, though? Nope. Not even when he's fighting him seriously, such as at the end of the Hero and Dark stories in SA2. The most likely explanation is that his "full power mode" wouldn't be very effective against Sonic, instead slowing Shadow down and making him lose. It's effective against slow foes like Mephiles, but Sonic is probably capable of outrunning "full power Shadow" and dodging each of his attacks, making the mode useless against him. Think Sonic vs Perfect Chaos from Generations, or Sonic vs the Nega-Wisp Armor from Colors.

Dr. Ivo Robotnik of the Game universe is a Well-Intentioned Extremist on a path of revenge
Think about it. The agents of G.U.N. killed Ivo's innocent cousin. Robotnik's genius grandfather, who was an idol for him, was executed by the same government of the United Federation for no real reason. Their death traumatized Robotnik's mind. He was shocked by the fact that his grandpa, the one who was always working to make the life of the planet's denizens better, was so easily eliminated by the militaristic and paranoid government.

Ivo Robotnik decided to avenge the family, while his grandfather also formulated the plan of "revenge from the grave" shortly before the execution. But, unlike the latter, Ivo never wanted to destroy all life on the planet (in fact, it was hard for him to believe that Gerald, young Ivo's hero, meant to kill everyone on the planet). He just wants to prove that the U.F.'s decision was wrong, while creating a better government for all people of the planet. HIS government. Look at the screen during the declaration of Eggman's ultimatum in SA2. The screen says "Robotnik Empire". The empire of Eggman, and the empire of the whole Robotnik family, created to avenge the murder of the innocent.

And why is he well-intentioned? Well, Dr. Robotnik from the game universe is not a maniac who wants to roboticize every living thing (though, he IS an egotistical bastard, and he isn't afraid to kill anyone standing in his way). He actually wants people to live under his rule ("Those idiots! They're destroying everything! How can I take over the city and build the Eggman Empire if there is no city?!"). And with his endless resources and perfect robotic machines, Dr. Robotnik can actually build a truly utopian society. He even doesn't really want to kill Sonic and friends, those furries just always get in his way (well, in the early games and the first Advance, Robotnik actually provoked them by using their smaller, less anthro friends to power his machines).

By the way, Dr. Robotnik also has another plan. If he can't conquer the planet, he will create the Eggmanland. What is the Eggmanland? Just another giant robotic base as shown in Unleashed? Well, the base is only a part of one great complex. Why does Robotnik need all those Chaos Emeralds or Gaia's powers to create a base, or even a city? He already has (had?) the big city and the base in Scrap Brain Zone, all in the first game (where he ALSO was on a quest to create the Eggmanland as the original Japanese manual says). Eggmanland is not just a city, it is Robotnik's image of an ideal country, the robotic utopia where machines do everything for you. Of course Ivo needs unlimited energies to power this thing. If such a utopia is created, while the whole world is in chaos (maybe even caused by Dr. Robotnik himself), many people will choose it as a better place to live than the Federation, thus gaining a moral victory and a victory in world domination for the Robotnik family.

  • This is a theory that I have considered as well, and I agree with most of your points. In addition:
    • Him not really trying to kill Sonic and Co is something I at first objected to. Well, at least, when it comes to Sonic. Remember Sonic Adventure 2? Not to mention the HUGE mech he used against Tails in Sonic Adventure. Though you did mention that the gameverse Robotnik is willing to kill people if they get in the way, and Sonic and friends are always getting in his way, so you make a good point. I don't think Eggman's robots have ever really attacked citizens, even in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), they just intimidated them a lot.
    • At first, I couldn't understand how Eggmanland could be considered a utopia. It is really, really cool, if not extremely hard to beat, I must admit! But do you SEE those clouds over it? It's very clearly daytime since Sonic is in his normal form when they first arrive, yet it's very dark and the sky is filled with smoke. Unless it wasn't smoke and just ordinary heavy clouds that were red from the lights of the city.
    • Unfortunately, if the bad futures from Sonic CD are anything to go by, Eggman's reach exceeds his grasp, and if he ever is successful, his machines will grow beyond his control, bringing about an apocalypse, possibly even enslaving him to it.
      • We don't know why this happens. Maybe it's because of the emeralds. Maybe Bad Future-Robotnik got mad of all of his Chaotic Power. Or maybe it's just Rule of Cool. Past or Present, Good or Bad Future, Metallic Madness is still Dr. Robotnik's main base on the Little Planet. Maybe the Good Future is the actual result of Robotnik's success (as you noted, in Bad Future machines overpower his ego — even Eggmanland Logos are broken!). The Past doesn't look so bad and the Present is just a big base. If anything, Bad Future is bad for Robotnik too.
      • Except that yes, we totally know what causes the bad futures. Destroying Eggman's robot teleporters creates the good future, whereas leaving them keeps the bad future, proving that yes, they're the result of Eggman's actions.
      • The Bad Future could still be Eggman's agenda having Gone Horribly Right.
      • Its a Bad Future because Eggman's an incompetent ruler. He's still a narcissist no matter how well-intentioned he is, and his vision of utopia would fail. The guy thinks that utopia is a land of amusement parks and robot toys. By the time he realises that its a Crapsaccharine World, Metal Sonic and his cronies will have taken over. Dude should've just make his Funland the legal way.

Robotnik of Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) is a businessman selling off the resources of Mobius to someone off-world
We see evidence that he spends time off-planet, and it makes more sense that he is exploiting Mobius' resources for profit rather than For the Evulz. In that context, it also makes sense that he employs mostly robots, since no human except Snively would ever work for him.
  • The off world person is.... the game Robotnik.

The Sonic X version of Amy is the reincarnation of Haruko from FLCL.
And she's only pretending to be devoted-and-sweet-yet-moody, because that's the type Sonic was most likely to become deeply attached to romantically. When the time is right, she's going to use him in order to obtain Atomsk, no matter who happens to get caught in the crossfire.
  • Does this make Sonic Haruhi?

Everything but Robotnik, humans and twilight cage denizens included, is a robot.
They were made by the Great Beings.

Tails is a zenko kitsune from Japanese mythology
It would explain his obscene intelligence, why he has two tails, his flying ability, his strategic insight, and all the age and gender confusion (kitsune are masters of trickery in this respect). He can still be a little kid, too; he will grow more tails until nine as if he gets older.
  • Tails was indeed originally going to be a kitsune. They changed it to a fox when they realized that they would have to explain to western audiences what a kitsune is. The character was already fairly well developed before being a kitsune, as shown by the appearance in an early arcade game of "Ray the Flying Squirrel". The same game was the first appearance of Mighty, who is essentially a draft version of Sonic that was later redrawn in his current form.

Robotnik wears a disguise when he fights Sonic
Specifically, a bald cap, fat suit, and a false nose and mustache. That's why his legs seem preposterously skinny, and why his mustache is so large. This way, he's still able to go out in public when he wants without the police or GUN swarming all over him.

The Tails Doll is killing the cast.
He has slain Mighty, Bean, Bark, Nack/Fang, Ray, Eggrobo, Illumia, Void, Ali Baba, Yacker, Metal Knuckles, Professor Pickle, and Yacker's Mom so far, feel free to add others.
  • Metal Knuckles (who's actually named Mecha Knuckles, thank you) made a reappearance in Sonic Advance 1. I agree with the others though.
    • That's a different Mecha Knuckles, actually.
  • The Eggrobos are mass-produced, so if The Tails Doll got one, Eggman has made more since.

Maria was behind everything.
Sonic Adventure 2 and succeeding games (specifically Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Battle) establish much of the background for the series (Eggman's upbringing, GUN's involvement with the Chaos Emeralds, etc.), and it's all tied to two things: Project Shadow, and the death of Maria. We are not given conclusive proof that GUN killed her during their invasion of the ARK (which, we learn, was used to control and shut down Project Shadow), and she may have been among the people captured who knew about the experiment. This makes sense when you understand that she was very close to her grandfather (his experiments were part of a larger experiment to cure her NIDS) and had a special friendship with Shadow before the raid, giving her special, unique insight into the project that the government could use to restart it under their control. Since GUN had already captured or destroyed everything else relating to the project (including Shadow), it's possible that they kept her alive and around as a bargaining chip to motivate Gerald to work for them. When that failed, they set her up to be their conduit to the project's information. From there, who knows where she went in GUN's ranks? Highly improbable, to be sure, but considering the known GUN conspiracy it's based on, not far out in the range of possibility.
  • In one "possible future" in the comics, it's shown that Maria is considered a god; people pray to her statue (with wings), and "Maria have mercy" and "Maria help me" are common statements. One would think this would require more involvement than simply Shadow talking about her.
    • Wait, did this occur in the possible future where Shadow rules Mobius as an evil tyrant or the future that comes after that? Then again, considering that all those "possible futures" are supposed to be 25 YEARS after the canonical comics, it doesn't make much sense for Sonic and the gang to convert to Maria-worship that quickly.
    • For this, I simply say: Every time they show the flashback, THERE IS A GUNSHOT JUST BEFORE SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND. Sounds like concrete evidence of her death to me.
      • Sounds like evidence that she was shot, not that it was fatal.
      • Sounds like evidence that she was shot at, not that she was hit.
      • Sounds like evidence that she was shot at with something, not that it wasn't blanks.
    • I think the point was that it's Shadow's flashbacks. Though that would mean she'd have to take an assumed identity after leaving the ARK to fool the current GUN commander. Though if she did become a higher up at GUN, it might be possible for her to fool the commander (assuming commander isn't the top position). Then again, what would her motive be? Also, we know people died because of the GUN commander. I really doubt she'd set up that complex a gambit for no apparent reason. Then again, WMG.
    • Not possible. Gerald finds her name among those who died after the Project Shadow Shutdown, which is what drove him insane and set the events of SA2 in motion. GUN also couldn't have altered Gerald's diary, since even finding it would have allowed GUN to properly disable/destroy the ARK before it turned into a Colony Drop Doomsday Device. Shadow had ruled for 5 years straight in the 25 Years Later arc, giving him plenty of time to set up Maria as a god, and given how harsh his rule, getting a symbol of hope in Maria was what the people clung to, as well as what Shadow wanted in the first place; a way to peace. Also, remember the WMD left behind in the ARK, the Eclipse Cannon? Considering all Shadow had to do was power it up to make it operational, and the Artificial Chaos experiments were still running loose by Sonic Adventure 2, this disproves the theory of GUN having captured/destroyed everything save Maria. In turn, this eliminates the chance of her being a bargaining chip for Gerald's co-operation with GUN, since Gerald did have something to motivate him in destroying the world. As such, Maria couldn't be behind everything, just short of a My Death Is Only The Beginning in helping Shadow escape the raid and telling him what she did.
  • If we take the interpretation that Eggman became a villain as a result of his grandfather's persecution, then, in a way, Maria is behind everything.

Sonic and/or Robotnik are clones of Shadow and/or Gerald respectively.
And Eggman Nega is a clone of Robotnik.

Both Sonic and Robotnik/Eggman Nega have similar looks and abilities to their past counterparts — too similar to chock up to experience or even Identical Grandson-ness. Gerald's similarity to Robotnik can be explained, as he also has a granddaughter (though it's still similar enough to make one wonder...); but there is no evidence that Robotnik ever had or ever will have romantic encounters with women, and his technological skills coupled with his grandfather's newfound notes on biotechnology make him ideally suited for self-cloning. Shadow was created in a lab using alien DNA and sealed throughout Sonic's creation; therefore, their special similarities cannot be adequately explained as coincidence — especially not after Sonic is shown to use Chaos Control near the end of Sonic Adventure 2, something that Shadow can do effortlessly, something Sonic didn't even know he could do. If Sonic is a clone or recreation of Shadow and the project that created him, it explains a hell of a lot.

  • Problems:
    1. Gerald is short and skinny and looks nothing like Eggman.
    2. Every male hedgehog that has ever appeared in the Sonic game series looks like Sonic and can use Chaos emeralds.
  • Gerald still has the same general build and facial features as Robotnik. The differences in their appearance can be explained away by Gerald's extreme age — he was old enough to have grandkids, after all. (Also, if you're going by the video he made in Adventure 2, he was emaciated from having been in prison for so long.) The only male hedgehogs we know of are Sonic, Shadow (a clone or artificial life form), and Silver, who is from the future or an alternate reality. Of course they are all be able to use Chaos Emeralds, and of course they all look similar; if Silver's from the future, he could be the result of another attempt to revitalize Project Shadow gone wrong — very wrong, given that his powers are radically different; if he's from an alternate universe, he could be that world's version of Sonic (or Shadow).
  • Amy Rose is a hedgehog who uses the Chaos Emeralds to access Hammerspace. According to Sonic X, Amy has about the same level of super strength as Knuckles. Just less actual fighting experience. She must be a gender-flipped clone.
    • Outside of comedic moments, she was never really shown or implied to be as strong as Knuckles in Sonic X, was she?
  • Back to the cloning thing: Maybe it's the other way around with the hedgehogs? Shadow seems "better" at Chaos Control than Sonic, who in most continuities either discovers he has the ability by chance or doesn't show as much finesse with it as Shadow. Isn't it more logical to assume Sonic is a prototype and Shadow a "newer" model?
    • Shadow's over fifty years old, whereas Sonic is, what, 16? Plus, we have no clue how long Shadow's been practicing. We see Sonic successfully use Chaos Control on his first try with a fake Emerald. That implies prodigious talent.
      • While this is true, Shadow is implied to have spent most of his fifty years in stasis.
    • An original is frequently better than its copies, especially if it isn't fully understood. Otherwise, there would never be Porting Disasters.
  • The Similarity is a Coincidence. Professor Gerald had been on the Floating Island so long that he was able to recreate the Shrine to the Master Emerald. Also on the Island is an Ancient Echidna Prophecy depicting Super Sonic and Eggman's Giant Mecha fight. Shadow was most likely based on this. Note that Shadow's Spines and Eye color are similar to Super Sonic's. Shadow is a clone of Sonic before Sonic was even born.
    • Sonic could still be Shadow's clone even then. It's a Stable Time Loop if he is, but once valid prophecies get added to the mix, stable time loops and Temporal Paradoxes become par for the course.
  • It's also possible that hedgehogs just have a genetic tendency for powerful chaos control; Shadow is an artificially enhanced version of the best template Gerald had to work with, and Sonic is a naturally occurring mutation. While Shadow was "made with [Black Doom's] blood", that doesn't rule out Gerald beginning with a set of chaos-enabled hedgehog genes.
  • It's also possible that Sonic was able to quickly grasp Chaos Control was because of his past experience with Chaos energy. He had never used it to warp space-time before, but he already knew how to access the energy. This is supported by his being able to intuit exactly what Shadow did during their first encounter with only the words "Chaos Control" and Shadow's apparent teleportation to work with.
  • There are only three male hedgehogs, and Amy used to look like Sonic, before she let her quills grow in Sonic CD. She can't use the chaos emeralds, as far as we know.

Gerald based Shadow on the Angel Island ruins.
This is an inversion of the "Sonic is a Shadow Clone" theory, and a short explanation is there.Longer version: Gerald finds the murals in the Hidden Palace Zone from Sonic and Knuckles and sees the mural that's an illustration of the Doomsday Zone from that game, in which Super Sonic and one of the larger Eggbots are duking it out over the Master Emerald. Gerald concludes that the master life form for controlling Chaos Emeralds must be a flying hedgehog, makes one, and gives it rocket skates.We know Gerald was researching ancient echidnean history. The ARK is filled with Artificial Chaos (which are explicitly labeled Gerald's doing in Shadow's game); and the end of the Cannon's Core stage, and a key point in Gerald's revenge scheme, is a copy of the Master Emerald shrine from Sonic Adventure. Also, Shadow's wild spines are identical to Super Sonic's. His spinning aura is yellow instead of his dominant color; black and red were likely not his natural nor intended fur colors, but they came from his alien blood (Black Doom points out that they share the same colors).

Shadow is a clone, but not of Sonic.
Rather, he's a clone of Sonic's grandfather. We haven't seen any of Sonic's family in the games, so there's nothing to contradict this. When looking at the mural with Super Sonic, Gerald looked for a close enough hedgehog to make the genetic base. He found Sonic's grandfather, and cloned him. Black Doom's DNA was just some gene splicing on the hedgehog, and to accelerate his growth.

Chao are actually Lovecraftian horrors.
Or they are Deep-One style favored minions thereof.The first Sonic Adventure provides lots of flashbacks to the fall of Angel Island, ostensibly because the final boss wanted to stop them from stealing the Chaos Emeralds. However, he doesn't become massively destructive until the Angel Islanders start punting Chao out of the way to get at him. Likewise, Tikal's negotiations in the final ending can be read to mean, "Unlike the last few civilizations you have destroyed, the humans think that the Chao are cute. That means they can live." Then there's the way they gather around places of world-destroying power, chanting irregularly in incomprehensible tongues.
  • 'Ostensibly because the final boss wanted to stop them from stealing the Chaos Emeralds'? The final boss destroyed Angel Island entirely because of the Chao genocide.
  • Chao appear to absorb the life force from small animals to gain some of their power.

Game Knuckles is older than we think.
The only memories he's had of his past is him, alone, on the island, guarding the Master Emerald. Now, granted, he may not have any memories of his time as a baby; but around 3-5 years old, he should have some of his parents, his family, his relatives, friends, etc... and he doesn't. Also, Sonic Adventure hints that the Echidna race was all but wiped out by Chaos after Tikal's father tried to steal the Chaos Emeralds; however little would be left most likely wasn't large enough to be a viable breeding pool. They did state, though, that the survivors became the guardians to the Master Emerald, so it's possible that they — with their petite numbers — were granted extended or eternal life and youth to guard the gem and the island from invaders. Thus, Knux isn't Tikal's distant descendant; he's a close friend or neighbor to her all those millennia ago.
  • If Knuckles was that old, you would think he wouldn't be so hardheaded and easy to fool. However, Knuckles has stayed on the island, guarding the Master Emerald, alone for most of his life; it makes sense that he'd be distrustful of strangers and ignorant of the world outside the island. He might even be senile.
  • The Sonic Heroes game booklet flatly lists him as 16. However, Sonic Heroes also lists Tails and Charmy as younger than what they were originally listed as.
    • Tails has always been eight in the games, as seen by Sonic Jam's character profiles. Charmy... has a combination of localization issues (he was only sixteen in the American manual, he had no age in Japan) and wild mass guessing involving his very obscure origins.
  • Ha! Echidnas, unlike most mammals, lay eggs! It's entirely possible that Knuckles was fertilized before Perfect Chaos first attacked, and his egg was put into a state of suspended animation by the Master Emerald, the cold of Ice Cap, or whatever. Because Destiny Says So, his egg was eventually incubated and hatched sixteen years before the events of Sonic Heroes. Of course, this doesn't solve the problem of who taught him to speak, among other things.
    • Remember, in Sonic Adventure, Tikal can telepathically be a talking glowing ball of light wherever she wants to. She raised him.
    • In the comic books, he is said to be a lot older.
    • Which comics are these? The USA's "Archie" series has it that Knuckles is the latest of a family line of Guardians, and there's an entire civilisation of Echidnas in hiding on the island — Knuckles was basically kicked out at a young age and forgot they existed. The UK's "Fleetway" series established Knuckles as being from the Echidna Empire, a guard who was placed in cryogenic stasis and awoken centuries later, after his race had been destroyed, and with selective amnesia so he didn't know how he'd come to be in this state.

Eggman has cybernetic limbs.
Despite being quite rotund, his legs are ridiculously thin; they shouldn't even support his massive girth, let alone extend from it. He has often shown the ability to outrun Sonic on foot even though Sonic is supposed to be "the fastest thing alive". Both of these can be explained easily if you assume that Eggman's legs are advanced (nonliving) bionics.
  • 90% of the characters' bodies defy biological explanation anyway... Sonic's head is huge, Knuckles has dreadlocks, and Tails can fly with his tails. (Cream can fly with her ears, too).
    • You think Sonic's head size is the biggest problem? What about the fact that he can run over 700 mph when his legs are as thick as AA batteries? I'd say that's probably more biologically impossible than his large head.
    • Maybe they're all robots. That's it! That's the explanation! Everyone's already been roboticized; they just don't know it yet.
      • No, no, they were all robots all along, created by Eggman. It's all part of a test by him to prove that robots are a superior form of existence. He'll keep on pushing them until he dies and world peace is achieved.
  • Seriously speaking, Eggman has resurrected himself time and time again with cybernetics, leaving him barely human at all. This is totally the way to go.
    • Maybe he's trying to make a good enough robot for one of Wily's contests?
      • Wily held that contest exactly once, with the express purpose of stealing the eight finalists.

Eggman is a Sumo Wrestler.

Chris hallucinated the entire Metarex Saga in Sonic X.
...What? It definitely plays out like the kind of thing an 18-year-old science-freak would think up, particularly if he had extremely dramatic and nearly absent parents and a genius grandfather, and had spent a portion of his childhood racing around after a blue hedgehog. It's possible that he dreamed the whole thing, right down to the pretty, semi-distressed damsel.
  • Chris is probably open-minded enough not to expect a damsel straight out of a comic book — and he says in canon that Cosmo reminds him of himself when he was younger. It's natural that he wouldn't want her to be entirely useless; hence, she ends up saving the universe, albeit dying in the process... He shouldn't have wanted the dying, but if this IS a hallucination, then it's possible. Alternatively...
    • This would explain the Character Derailment Tails went through.
      • How was he character derailed? Asides from suddenly no longer going 'eww' around girls and suddenly having to captain a ship on a quest to save the galaxy (which I guess should probably mess with a guy a bit), he seemed pretty much the same to me.

  • It's not one hundred percent certain that Chris's "real" body arrived in Sonic's world when he pulled the Transportation-Without-Chaos-Energy thing. By rights, transporting between worlds without chaos energy should not be possible, so how did he even manage it? A possible explanation is that he didn't. The boy that appears in Sonic's world is a projection of his actual self as the Master Emerald remembers him; hence, he comes through the portal eighteen and ends up looking twelve, and with all his mental and cognitive faculties in place. His mind is possibly there, but the real Chris's body is contained within the Emerald itself on some level in the same way as Tikal... This leads to some rather disturbing theories about what happened to him when the Master Emerald exploded.
    • Yeah... I remember Tails once saying something quite like this in the Brazilian dub, only he said the emerald kept Chris's age instead of his self. It's not farfetched to think he was a little mistaken about just WHAT was kept there, he's just a kid and that's an ancient device of power, after all.

All Mobians (except possibly Sally, Rotor, etc) have the innate ability to alter gravity.
We all know that they're capable of running at high speeds, even in space of where gravity and friction are absent. In many games, we see Sonic capable of leaping hundreds of meters effortlessly and survive falling from orbit at least once. Knuckles is supposed to lift/press 100 metric tons, but in Sonic X, we see him struggling to tear down trees during his fight with Sonic. With the ability to shift gravity, they're able to withstand falling from extreme heights, also note that the ground doesn't appear to be damaged regardless of the height in which they fall. In Sonic Chronicles, Shadow has a technique that involves Knuckles levitating in the air and hitting multiple enemies. In Sonic 06, we see Blaze jumping over skyscrapers; Sonic apparently has an ability to make himself smaller and can jump continuously, skilled enough players are also capable of doing glitches that involves being sent flying long distances and objects floating in the air.

Eggman's girth is partly inherited.
He already inherited his Badass Moustache from his grandfather and a fair bit of his wait, and he's shown too much physical prowess to simply be poor diet.

    Part 2 
Shadow, Sonic, and Silver are all aspects of the Ultimate Life Form Research Project's final goal.
By the time the space station ARK was completed, technology had already found a reliable and efficient way to produce energy from "crystals" of all types; this technology had become mature enough for operations in space before hitting a bottleneck. While crystal energy was stable, there wasn't nearly enough energy density for truly impressive operations. The only more effective energy sources around were the Chaos Emeralds, but no practical means of getting real energy from them were available. The only known method to access the Chaos Emerald energy involved living beings, and only a few living beings were capable of doing much of anything with them (the Echidnas).

~70 years before the events of Sonic Adventure 2, a major research project toward developing a biological being capable of harnessing the full energy of the Emeralds for research toward conventional mechanical systems was developed; the result would be immortal and incredibly powerful and thus called the Ultimate Life Form. While the original test subject, the Biolizard, was capable of accessing a previously unknown level of Chaos Emerald energy, it still didn't pull the full amount from a single emerald. This was enough to bootstrap advances in conventional crystal energy research, and begin (hugely inefficient) methods of pulling energy from the Chaos Emeralds for power generation. This method replaced the ARK's original reactor core, which had previously taken up a sizable portion of the station.

Hoping for future successes on these lines, the scientists began work on the next phase of the project, the being known as Shadow the Hedgehog, the original Hedgehog. This creature was capable of using Chaos Emeralds to generate vast energy fields and freeze time. Super Forms are theorized, but never tested (since removing every Emerald from the reactor core would also shut down some life support). Shadow is used to leapfrog future research, build a basic. Unfortunately, Shadow is also virtually impossible to create from existing technology; a deal is brokered with Black Doom in return for the underlying biotech and blood samples, with the Humans planning to double-cross Black Doom with the resulting data. Even worse, the Eclipse Cannon is nearly discovered by Black Doom, leading Planet Gov to "shut down" the "traitorous" project leaders. Maria is accidentally killed in the event, but manages to put Shadow in an escape pod first rather than letting him be destroyed. The ARK is decommissioned and all Chaos Emeralds brought to the Planet in order to appease Black Doom, while final upgrades to the Eclipse Cannon — and the newly genocidal Dr. Gerald Robotnik's doomsday device — are quietly put into place.

On the ground, new research projects continue in order to further prove Chaos Emerald Tech. At least one of these generates a new template based on Shadow but without the Black Doom blood sample, and at least one other copy of this template is made with some modifications. It's not clear whether Sonic, Silver, or some other hedgehog is the third generation, and which is the fourth generation, or even if the fourth generation's modifications assist in Chaos Control or even actively harm it. One of these projects, Sonic, escapes during an early experiment with at least one Chaos Emerald, but does not activate Chaos Control methods with it. This *may* be as recently as 16 years ago, but the effective immortality of all Chaos Hedgehogs makes the point moot. Silver (and possibly other Chaos Hedgehogs) are created, but left in stasis. All of them, Silver and Sonic included, have basic understandings of modern science's knowledge about Chaos Emeralds embedded into their brains, but the process is inefficient and only activates in certain conditions.

  • Whichever one actually is the Ultimate, however, is still up for grabs.

The reason Shadow is so forgetful... because Gerald purposefully designed him that way. Shadow’s going to live a long time, and possibly go through some more trauma-inducing events. Gerald strengthened his tendency to suppress memories so he’d be less likely to go into Heroic BSoD at critical moments. Only Gerald couldn’t complete it before the ARK incident, which is why it never works out how it should.

Sonic's powers include an immunity to nausea, dizziness, and G-forces.
Most speedsters would have this, but Sonic is arguably the most acrobatic and fun to watch super-speeder of them all, and can jump all over the place and take crazy falls without a sweat (or even taking damage). Thus, I theorise that Sonic would make a great fighter pilot. Like most of Sonic's abilities, this bled over to other characters in games like Sonic Heroes. Shadow and that other guy seem to display this same ability.
  • Does anybody else want to see this combined with the above speculation about fast mental processes, and see what Sonic would be capable of in the Shinkirou? (I mean, look at the combat... The pilots have got to be constantly on some improved variety of dramamine.)

Sonic uses the Speed Force for his running.
According to Flash Rebirth, the Speed Force exists in every time period, place, and dimension simultaneously. This include the Sonic The Hedgehog universe. How Sonic tapped into it is unknown, though it's likely due to harnessing Chaos Energy. Perhaps, before the games started, he discovered a Chaos Emerald. The reason why Eggman is able to outrun him is because he's had far more experience with the stuff.

Sonic, Shadow, and Silver are all clones of the original Shadow.
Professor Gerald was working to create the Ultimate Lifeform, however, GUN wished to use Shadow as the perfect soldier. Gerald refused, and GUN stormed the complex. Knowing that Shadow would never cooperate with them after killing Maria, they eventually created three clones of Shadow: Silver Hedgehog, with all of his dominant soldier genes, Sonic Hedgehog, with all of his recessive, flawed soldier genes, and Shadow Hedgehog, with the perfect blend of both.

Shadow Hedgehog was the first to be created, however, he still retained the memories of the original Shadow, and had to be put into suspended animation. Silver was used to test nanomachines that gave the user psychic powers, but was deemed too dangerous, and also put in suspended animation, eventually waking up in the future.

The last remaining clone, Sonic Hedgehog, was sent to defeat Dr. Eggman, who threatened GUN's control of the world. Unbeknownst to them, however, Eggman had retrieved the body of the original Shadow, and used it to create Metal Sonic.

The rest is history.

  • Someone has been playing too much Metal Gear Solid.
    • Alternatively...

Metal Sonic is the original Sonic the Hedgehog roboticized
Instead of an original Shadow, the original hedgehog was Sonic (or a Sonic-like being). Somewhere along the line, he was captured by Gerald Robotnik or one of his predecessors and roboticized. This is why Metal Sonic calls Sonic a faker or copy. The Game Sonic is a clone of the original.
  • Sonic is the nigh-perfect clone. Something uniquely supernatural occurred in his creation, the "blue wind" that was seen during his death in Sonic 06 was unexpectedly involved in his creation.
  • Shadow was the first clone created, but as noted by his appearance, he isn't a perfect copy. Sort of like Mewtwo and Mew, Shadow was cloned from the original Sonic for the purpose of being more powerful than the original.
  • Silver is a clone from the future. His DNA is actually a composite of Shadow, Sonic, and the original Hedgehog, leading to his unique form and abilities.

Sonic gains his super-speed from a severe case of Ingrown Coffee Pot.
Common in hedgehogs, they say?

Amy uses Functional Magic to summon her Piko Piko Hammer
In her first appearance, Amy dabbled in magic and uses Tarot cards to predict when she'd meet her true love (and ran into Sonic on the way, a good enough excuse to become his Clingy Jealous Girl). Whether that was accurate is up for debate, but her other limited dabblings in magic gave her access to a magic hammer (or as seen in Sonic X, an unlimited supply of hammers). This may or may not be related to Thor. She could have been a wizard if she wanted to be, but ended up going barbarian instead. (She's the king of Unstoppable Rage after all.)
  • This is slightly justified both in comic appearances (where the tarot fascination stuck) and in Sonic Chronicles, where she's once again using Tarot cards, this time to curse enemies. Also, since when has such a kid-friendly looking hammer caused so much death and destruction? Clearly it isn't simply a giant squeaky toy hammer.
  • This could also be the reason for her invisibility powers in Sonic '06.
  • Amy uses HAMMERSPACE to summon her hammer. Not sure about the Tarot cards though.
    • Combining the former WMG, Amy just travels through Hammerspace from place to place giving the impression of invisibility.

Tikal is a hydrokinetic; Chaos is simply her 'focus'
It's shown repeatedly that Tikal "talks" to the water in various flashbacks in Sonic Adventure, but aside from one scene at in the ending sequence of the game, Tikal and Chaos are never seen at the same time, and even then only once shown in the same shot. The Reveal in earlier flashbacks of Chaos starting to form could just as easily be the echidna's water-controlling powers coming to bear fruit, and it's easily justifiable that Chaos attacked the ancient race of echidna not out of rage, but because he was simply a construct of Tikal's, used to keep the chaos emeralds, and in turn the chao that came to live in that habitat, safe. In addition, if Knuckles is any indication of the typical echidna gullability level, it's safe to assume that Eggman conned Tikal into summoning forth Chaos once more, much like he had earlier conned Knuckles into protecting the emeralds for him to steal.
  • So would this mean that she's losing control of Chaos when her emotions get the better of her? It's been a while since I played the games, but I remember it being pretty clear overall that she's struggling to bring him to a more manageable, less homicidal state — something that shouldn't be a big problem for a person who can out-and-out control the water.
    • Perhaps it's all a facade of Stepford Smiler levels; she may not be losing control of Chaos himself so much as her own emotions - the struggles to calm him being in fact the struggle to conquer her own thinly-veiled rage and frustration.
  • There's always Tikhaos.

Sonic and co. are all Ridiculously Human Robots.
Or in this case, ridiculously animal-like robots. Think about it! Why doesn't Eggman just nuke Sonic already? Why do they never seem to age? Why are their ages being constantly retconned? Why are they immune to things like G-Force, like the above entry states? It all makes sense if one considers them as non-organic beings.
  • Would explain a lot. To go father: If they are EGGMAN'S Robots, who rebelled, then we would have.... Something that sounds like Crash Bandicoot.
  • But explain Bunnie Rabbot, then.
    • She was partially skinned.
      • Here's the story: The Tails Doll wiped out all humans except Ivo Robotnik. Robotnik made replicas of humankind for his own pleasure. He got bored, so he made a nemesis. Then for a race, the Tails Doll came back to try and make Robotnik lonely again.

Amy Rose is a robot.
Robotnik designed Amy Rose as the perfect form of surveillance. He programmed her to stalk Sonic at all costs, and so keeps tabs on what he's doing to allow him to plan his schemes. This also explains just how the hell Amy finds the guy all the time: she's got LITERAL radar or something along those lines for the guy. It could also explain how she does stuff like make her hammer disappear — it's all just her awesome Robot Powers, or something.
  • This would also explain why she gets captured so often — she's secretly going willingly with Eggman during these "captures". Eggman is having her get close enough to Sonic and friends so that Eggman could use her as a faux bargaining chip against them whenever he wants!
  • Sonic will eventually find this out in the future and will either end up killing her in a battle, or will purposefully allow her to kill him.

The three main characters from the cartoon Sonic Underground are each representing a main character from the games continuity
The Sonic-sibling group in Sonic Underground are the counterparts of Sonic, Amy, and Tails from the games, made related.
  • Sonic is, of course, Sonic (no need to explain. He's just a bit more childish)
  • Sonia is Amy. They're both pink, stereotypical girls, obsessed with romance, and there are many things on the show as well that make you wish that Sonia was NOT Sonic's sister, just to avoid incest. Their personalities are very similar in general.
  • Manic is Tails. The great differences between Manic's and Tails's personalities stem from the fact that Manic was raised by thieves. His mother originally intended to give him to someone else, but the thief "adopted" him "accidentally". Essentially, Manic is what Tails would be if his upbringing and background were different, except a hedgehog. However, the two still share similarities, like great mechanic skills, a BFF relationshp with Sonic, and sometimes distrust in their own abilities.

Robotnik and Eggman are split personalities.
The two seem so different that this is the only explanation. "Robotnik", the dominant personality, is more military-minded and focused on his goal, with less humanity to him and aware that he is genuinely terrifying and using it ("What colour is my heart, Snivelly?") "Eggman" is more childlike, showing such traits as narcissism (expressed through the Egg Pawns), a fondness for games and "fair play" (Eggmanland, anyone?), and a habit of boasting. Both share similar traits — obsessed with world domination, ruthlessness (Eggman's theme reveals he progams his robots to have no self-preservation, despite the fact Sonic minces through them easily), and blessed with innate mechanical genius, although Robotnik's style is wildlife-inspired whilst Eggman's is more anthropomorphic.

So how did the switch happen? Perhaps Robotnik suffered brain damage before the start of Sonic Adventure and Eggman moved in. Perhaps Eggman has come out as his threat level has declined. Or perhaps the two switch freely, but we never see the other side depending on the game. Eggman, however, is clearly here to stay.

  • Snively? Terrifying? You're confusing continuties. Canonical Game Robotnik has always been relatively the same. In fact, the games' Dr. Ivo Robotnik has "Eggman" as his villainous side, while "Robotnik" is what he was before he became the villain and started to fight with Sonic.
  • Besides, Robotnik was pretty evil in both Sonic Adventures. Destroying cities, summoning gods, and blowing the moon is not really a "fair play". Not to mention hostage situation.
  • Another possibility is that the Robotnik/Eggman relationship is like the Jekyll/Hyde relationship. Eggman is the kind yet childish Emperor Scientist, whose motives can be appreciated. Robotnik is the cantakerous dictator who only wants complete power. The Archie and Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) Robotniks are monsters because they lack the Eggman personality.
    • SaTAM's Julian Robotnik and Archie's original Robotnik, despite sharing the same design, are very different. SaTAM's was always dark and gloomy (his relationship with Cluck doesn't count!), while Archie's was a mix of Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM)s and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehogs, being a sadistic, yet Laughably Evil Card-Carrying Villain. He even worked with Sonic on occasions. Archie's new Robotnik, "The Eggman", is far worse. Aside from destruction he brought on Mobius Prime (including genocide), in his own zone he nuked Mobotropolis and actually killed Sonic and all of Freedom Fighters... So, in the end, it doesn't matter whether the character is frequently called "Eggman" or "Robotnik", both versions can be either monsters or motivated conquerors.

All the sentient animals belong to a single race not natural in origin.
Every sentient animal in Sonicworld has the same basic humanoid shape with a few cosmetic changes thrown in. It's almost as if they were engineered from a single template to have animal features.
  • They might be related to Chao. They simply grow larger and gain more animal-like features than Chao do. There might have been normal animals out there and the Mobians copied their appearance. From that point on, Mobians looked like animals and baby Mobians just copied the animal features from their parents.
  • Whilst I'd definatly agree that the Sonic characters are definitely a case of Call a Smeerp a "Rabbit", I wouldn't think they are the same species, let alone the same race.
  • In the comics, there are several instances of "interspecies" romance producing viable offspring. The different "species" being different phenotypes of a single species makes this a whole lot more plausible.
  • The comics function on a different planet and different logic to the games.

Shadow, Sonic, and Silver are father, son, and grandson
First of all, Shadow is about 50 years old, which makes him perfectly able to be Sonic's Father. Shadow, being the solitary character he is, abandoned his son for whatever reason when Sonic was young, which is why the two don't recognise each other (aren't hedgehogs colour-blind?). And Silver, being in the future, could easily be Sonic's son, and it's possible that Sonic was killed by Iblis during the alternate future. This explains why Sonic continually tries to befriend Shadow and why all three are capable of Chaos Control. It even explains why Amy keeps getting the three confused, they just look so alike!
  • If Shadow is Sonic's dad, would that mean Sonic's mom is Maria, and Sonic and Eggman really ARE related after all?
    • Even by video game character standards, Maria died a bit young to be a mom.
    • No, Tikal is his mom.
      • ... Tikal died/ascended centuries before Shadow was created. Also, wouldn't Black Doom's genes have then passed to Sonic, rendering him immune to the Black Arms gas?
      • Maybe Tikal's echidna genes overrid the Black Arms ones completly.
      • Then why is Knuckles, whose origin may be that his egg did not hatch for centuries, not be immune to them?
      • Uhh, Tikal's genes overrid the immunity, not created it.
      • That only raises more questions. How the hell did a fourteen-year-old girl successfully become a mother? The anthros are implied to mature at the same rate as humans, and nothing regarding the echidna society suggests that ephebophilia was acceptable.
      • The other Echidnas were dead. She was a rebel. Go figure.
      • She died five minutes later than the rest.
  • And the whole time we're ignoring that Silver is 201 years younger than Sonic. Excellent.

Antoine D'Coolette is the descendent of Sparkster
Royal knight, Rocket knight. Antoine's a trained air pilot, Sparkster can fly for short bursts (and indefinitely on the shoot-em-up stages). Antoine's a coyote as opposed to an opossum, but since he and Bunnie Rabbot are married in the Archie timeline, mixed-race isn't a problem. Sparkster even had his own series of comics in the Fleetway Sonic series. Compare also the character design of (Archie) Antoine and Sparkster — they're just vaguely similar enough to be connected. In fact, the only real obstacle for this connection is licensing, given that Konami holds the rights to the Rocket Knight.

Sonic, Chaos, and Black Doom are the same species
And that species is Chao. Chaos resembles very strongly a neutral immortal or 'chaos' chao, and Black Doom resembles a dark immortal or 'devil' chao. Here's the theory: Any chao that reaches the immortal state continues to live and grow for millenia, eventually reaching massive levels of size and power such as Perfect Chaos and Black Doom's giant form. Using chaos emeralds temporarily boosts them up a certain number of life stages worth of size and power depending on how many emeralds they use. It follows then that Shadow is a hedgehog/chao hybrid, being created partially from Black Doom's DNA. It also follows that Sonic is also a hedgehog/chao hybrid or perhaps pure chao, and his coloration indicates that his chao half comes from Chaos, or a neutral immortal like him.

The Blaze from the future and the Blaze from an alternate dimension are the same Blaze
After the events of Sonic Rush, Blaze made a wrong turn on the way to her dimension, and somehow ended up in the future due to a rift in space-time and got Laser-Guided Amnesia (hey, space and time are related, right? No one knows how on earth that spacial rift works). After making friends with Silver, she traveled back in time for the events of the 2006 game. After sealing Iblis in her, she uses Iblis' energy to travel back to her dimension and either gets her memory back or learns about everything that happened from someone else, and the events of Sonic Rush Adventure happen.
  • Another alternative: the Alternate Dimension IS the future.
Since Iblis doesn't exist, the future changed. Blaze and Silver never met each other. Silver traveled to the past using a known time-traveling method, while Blaze used a method that opened a portal not to an alternate dimension, but to the past, but since she didn't know she thouhgt it was so. With the future so changed, unless Blaze and Silver meet each other and travel by the other's method, they may never figure it out by themselves.
  • Jossed, as Iizuka has confirmed that Blaze is indeed from an alternate dimension, and Silver and Eggman Nega are from the future.
  • Another theory — Blaze likes to visit Sonic often, and the future isn't that far off, so the future Blaze is merely an OLDER version of herself from Sol. She makes regular visits to Mobius well into the future. Now, Silver's origin....
  • This trooper thinks that the original WM Ger has things the wrong way around. The Blaze we see in Rush is, in fact, what happened to Blaze after she sealed Iblis inside of her - she ended up in the Rush Adventure universe, and when the Time Crash happened from Iblis being retconned out of the original timeline, this caused her to forget about the events, but as she was in another dimension, her powers weren't affected as much as it might had. Then, cue Nega managing to enter her new dimension and stealing the Sol Emeralds, which kicks off the plot of the Rush series.

The Eggman Nega you see in Sonic Rivals and Rush is actually a robot duplicate.
Nega is smart enough to know coming out in the open can lead to trouble, so he created copies with his personality and skills (think of a Doombot/more advanced Egg Robo) to do his evil doings. The reason for his conflicting backstories is because he issued two robot duplicates, as Nega has sights on more than one universe. The real Nega is likely skinny, and uses an Identical Grandson disguise to disguise as/mock Eggman.

The werehog transformation is caused by Hordika Venom
Sonic has part of Lihikan's life force, so he can be affected by transformers and bionicle diseases.

Black Doom did not have a hand in Project Shadow
OK. Black Doom is clearly telepathic, and can see into all of Shadow's memories, even those buried by amnesia. All those "revelations" about his relation to Shadow was simply him doing what he had been doing for the entirety of Shadow the Hedgehog, scanning Shadow's mind and using what he finds to figure out just what he needs to say to manipulate Shadow. Paralyzing Shadow had nothing to do with sharing blood, it was just mind control, psychic powers at work. Now, Black Doom did arrive on the ARK, but what the future GUN commander really saw was Black Doom and Professor Gerald discussing the Shadow Project. The arrival of a sentient (albeit warlike) alien race was definitely interesting for Gerald, but I don't think he would trust Black Doom to finish his own ultimate project. Black Doom decided to hold off his invasion another 50 years so that he could make use of the "Ultimate Life Form" when it was complete. He also probably picked Gerald's mind for info about the Chaos Emeralds and Chaos Control while he was at it. Either tha,t or he gave Gerald the idea for utilizing Chaos Control. Or a combination of the two.
  • Explain how Shadow wasn't paralyzed by the Black Leeches or whatever things at the end if he didn't have Black Arms blood.
    • Because Doom didn't want him to be! It was all part of the act, like convincing everyone he actually had a menacing body when in reality he was just a floating eye.
    • Also, Shadow is supposed to be the Ultimate Lifeform. That means he can't be killed or permanently weakened by toxins. It was part of the whole "find a cure for NIDs" thing.

Sonic, the rest of the furries, and the Chaos Emeralds were originally from Blaze's universe
  • An experiment involving the Chaos Emeralds caused a massive distortion which grabbed the characters and emeralds and whisked them away to the human universe. The residual effects of this distortion are what causes the merging of universes in Sonic Rush and any other game Blaze appears in. This is why all of them except Vanilla are kids. Vanilla could be a random bystander. Alternatively, the experiment could have been done using the Emeralds and the kids which resulted in their various abilities, with Vanilla being the kids' supervisor.

Sonic and pals have a Space 'Swim Bladder'.
Think about it: how else would they be able to survive in the vacuum of space? Due to their different biology, each has an organ in their body, similar to a swim bladder (yes incorrect, I know, but it's just for lack of a better term), which regulates their Atmospheric pressure so it's at a constant level, and acts as a 'third lung' in times of emergency when there is little or no air. However, its ability as an 'extra lung' can only function for so long - hence drowning underwater.
  • Correct me if I'm mistaken, but I can't recall any instance of space survival that wasn't upon a space station (even if it seemed like open space), or in Super form.
    • The only ones I can think of are in the Genesis endings in which Sonic/Tails/Knuckles falls to the planet from the exploding death egg. They're not always in super form.

Unleashed was not the first game Light Gaia and Dark Gaia appeared in
Specifically, I mean that they are the exact same entities that SoulBlazer, Illusion of Gaia, and Terranigma revolve around. A long cycle of the world being destroyed and reborn, repeated time and again since the dawn of time. This also means that Sonic might be the latest reincarnation of Blazer, which would explain the vague prophecies surrounding him.

Shadow and Silver are actually evil clones of Sonic
Eggman knew that Sonic will always win when he has Tails and Knuckles with him, so he needed a way to get Sonic alone. The original Sonic Power Trio is Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles. Shadow and Silver were designed to replace Tails and Knuckles, so that they would both betray Sonic and destroy him.
  • Silver was also meant to steal Blaze from Sonic and kill her, driving Sonic to suicide.

Amy is short sighted and needs glasses
How many people has she glomped thinking they were Sonic? Shadow, Silver, Werehog Sonic... She only notices after the glomp. Obviously she doesn't wan't to wear glasses as it would mess up her look. And have you tried to get contact lenses for eyes that big?
  • And she's colorblind.
  • She's a hedgehog. They're naturally pretty much blind, and rely on scent. My ex's hedgehog used to nibble her fingers when eating mealworms because he couldn't smell where the worm stopped and the fingers holding the worm, and therefore smelling like the worm, began.
    • Neither Amy nor the anthropomorphic hedgehogs of Sonic's universe are colorblind, given that Amy was able to solve the color block puzzles in Hot Shelter.

Amy is the furry version of Haruhi Suzumiya.
Not only is she a complete Game-Breaker in Sonic Adventure 2's multiplayer, but her team also has an easier time taking down the Egg Emperor in Sonic Heroes than any other team. Clearly, Amy has some kind of hidden power to bend the fabric of the universe to her liking without even knowing it.
  • Evidence against — she has yet to get Sonic.
    • Sonic is her Kyon.

Eggman is the perfect human
Robotnik is able to outrun Sonic the Hedgehog with enough effort, and has shown he is also stronger than he appears, and in Sonic X manages to dodge gunfire with ease and is even able to take out a laser turret in one solid punch. Add in his exceedingly high IQ, and talk of him being possibly the most attractive fat man in existance, and you've got the ultimate human being. He also never seems to age despite the large time lapses inbetween games.

Behind Egghead's blubbery exterior lies what humanity has dreamed of achieving for many years.


    Part 3 
Sonic is Aladdin in Sonic and the Secret Rings.
The other Sonic characters are Arabian Nights characters in the game (Tails is Ali Baba, Eggman is King Shahryar, Knuckles is Sinbad) and numerous references are made to the story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, but Aladdin himself doesn't show up, as a Sonic character or otherwise. Why? Because Sonic HIMSELF is Aladdin. Evidence:
  • Sonic commands a Genie of the Ring (Shahra) throughout the game.
  • In the ending, Sonic takes Erazor Djinn's magic lamp, and uses it to make three wishes. Erazor Djinn is said to be the genie from the story of Aladdin. See the connection?
  • In the very last scene (after the credits after beating the FINAL final boss) we see the front page of a book with the title "Aladdin and the Magic Lamp". As we watch, the title fades out, to be replaced with "Sonic and the Secret Rings". This essentially implies that Sonic has somehow changed Aladdin's story into his own, and essentially replaced Aladdin as the main character — so Sonic effectively has become Aladdin.

One or more of the characters is a Time Lord.
  • Because who looks at a hedgehog and thinks, 'Ooh, this could be a little more Sonic'?
    • What, you never had a long night? Never had long roads; never had a lot of Zones to explore?
    • Alternate theory — Eggman is the first Time Lord. He invents a time machine, plays around with the time space continuum, discovers the secrets to the universe, and then clones himself to create the ultimate Eggman Empire. Why do the clones all look different? They regenerate on birth. Why do they have different biology? Well, does Eggman look entirely human to you? How does regeneration work? I'll tell you how, Chaos shards.

Dark Gaia is what Eggman's always been really after.
Out of everything Eggman's tried to take control of, Dark Gaia has been by far the most powerful and the most effective. He's always known about the link between the Chaos Emeralds and a vast, cosmic force. All these times he's taken the Chaos Emeralds, he's been scouring legends for their true power source. In the past, he's stumbled on lesser Chaos entities and been satisfied with them enough to try his luck or simply decided that the Emeralds themselves were good enough in a pinch.

Prior to Unleashed, he hit a breakthrough: he discovered the true source of Chaos Energy was held within the planet itself! Which lead to his plan in Sonic Unleashed and our next point...

  • This may explain why Sonic Colors had nothing to do with the Chaos Emeralds: he's failed to harness Chaos Energy, and must resort alternative power sources.

Maria didn't feel the gunshot when she died.
We're given two different gunshots — in the corridor (in Shadow) and in the escape pod bay (in Adventure Two). But we don't see where she's shot. Solution to this? She gets shot in the corridor in a non-vital area, keeps running (and Shadow's not panicking because he doesn't understand that she's bleeding to death), and then gets shot as she sends him away to Earth. The problem that arises is how a human can do this, which then brings me to the disease she suffered from — a form of AIDS known as NIDS (Neuro-Immune Deficiency Syndrome). Neuro-Immune Deficiency? She can't feel pain (a condition called congenital analgia) and so kept on going.
  • It doesn't even have to be down to her medical condition. It's actually quite common for people to continue operating for a good couple of minutes before realising they've been shot.
  • I also personally put the two different backstories down to continuity errors in Shadow's head. I can't speak for the games, but in Sonic X we tend to see her memories either in a) normal full colour, or b) sepia toned, and the sepia toned images tend to be far more blunt, dramatic, and/or symbolic. I would suggest that this is because (somehow) Shadow's memories have been manipulated, so there are two versions. His "real" memories are in full colour, and his fake memories in sepia (maybe it was Gerald that did that so as to make sure Shadow would be angered enough to carry out his plan of world destruction — but he didn't factor in his grandaughter's influence). In Shadow's final Heel–Face Turn in Maria's Request, where the dying Maria tells him how he was created to help people, the colour seems to change just a little again — there's a lot of softer, dramatic lighting going on, as if this sequence is the only one Shadow can really count on to be true, regardless of which of his other memories are genuine. I don't know if they use that colour effect in the games, but it WOULD explain the different sets of memories.

Eggman is to humans what Sonic is to hedgehogs.
Makes sense huh?
  • What, fat, megalomaniacal and trying to take over the world?
    • Nah, it explains why he is able to constantly survive. On a note, he's bigger than regular humans too. (If you've beaten Sonic CD, there's a part where Eggman outruns Sonic. (It's an explanation for a WMG above)

Amy is Psychically bound to Sonic
Okay, think about it. if Shadow is built around an ancient Super Sonic, then wouldn't that mean that his biochemical make up is similar to Sonic's? It makes sense too, because how else would she have been able to tell that the Werehog was sonic? I mean, he doesn't even look like him in the slightest. You'd have to be blind. To put the point simply, Amy is locked onto Sonic, as the worst possible stalker ever.
  • Uhh... Amy didn't recognise Sonic as the Werehog until he went out of his way to save her. Before that, she did her regular short-sightedness act, and then apologises and walks off, leaving Sonic somewhat annoyed and depressed that of all people, even she could mistake him for somebody else. (And that first bit probably came off a different WMG. Check first before you post!)
    • That's the thing. if you accept the idea that Shadow was based off of Super Sonic (which is canon BTW) you realize that everyone Amy's gone after is like Sonic somehow. The werehog IS Sonic. And Shadow, even if you were color blind, you could still tell him apart from Sonic. Amy also has Psychic powers. If i'm not making sense, could someone clarify? (as for the WMG above, i was just speculating on why Super Sonic looks so different from Sonic. I have removed it, sorry!)

  • "Fanwork" aside, Sonic never seems to be particularly annoyed to see Amy; to me, he seems more frightened than anything. Why would he be frightened to see the girl of his dreams? He sees what could happen if he were to admit his feelings and they were to become a couple. He puts on such a facade, there's a chance even Tails doesn't know. It's a tragedy, really; one person (by which I mean "sentient being") knowing he could sweep her off her feet at any given moment, but is so afraid of one dying on the other that he never does. Isn't it sad?
    • Huh. It always seemed more obvious to me that he was simply aware of how a fifteen year old having romantic feelings for a 12 year old girl is so many kinds of awkward by itself. A simpler explanation is that he's just going to wait a few years for her to mature more before taking the relationship to a more serious level.

Sonic isn't into Amy because he's attracted to other species.
In every continuity where Sonic has a love interest or shows infatuation, it's with a non-hedgehog. Sally, Mina Mongoose, Fiona Fox... even Breezie turns out to actually be a robot. Even in the games, they were originally going to have Tiara Babooski set up with Sonic, he and Blaze have had a bunch of Ship Tease, Rouge flirted with him a little, and then there's the disturbing and thankfully retconned deal with Princess Elise. Sonic may simply not be attracted to other hedgehogs. Maybe it's some psychological issue, maybe he has a fetish, or maybe it's to do with the whole "spikes make sex uncomfortable" thing.
  • Hedgehogs, to put it simply, aren't that bright. A hedgehog has a hard time telling what's a hedgehog, what's a pinecone and what's a plush hedgehog. I once witnessed my ex's hedgehog attempt copulation with his plush hedgehog. Maybe he just prefers their personalities and can't tell they're not his species.
    • That can't be. Sonic was able to tell that Blaze is a cat in Sonic Rush.

That white part on Sonic's face is NOT part of his eyes
  • It's just white fur around his eyes. This was inspired by looking at this picture mentioned on the YKTTW board and noticing that his face without the blue "eyebrows" hanging down looked a bit like the white part was a mask and the black parts were his eyes. I also thought that Piplup from Pokemon has a similar kind of face, although it's more obvious that the white part on Piplup's face isn't part of its eyeball(s). Either that or that picture is correct, and animals in the Sonic world have two pupils and one big eye that is blocked by what LOOKS like eyebrows to make their faces more expressive.
    • What is ironic is that cyclopia is usually caused by a lack of the protein sonic hedgehog...
    • Ironic or Fridge Brilliance?
    • How can the white part of his eyes be fur if it's clearly textured as glassy sclera in most renders these days?
      • Furthermore, the irises move across the white area, which can only be possible if the white area is the sclera of his eyeballs.

Shadow is a lich

Eggman was counting on Sonic restoring the continents in Unleashed.
  • Look what happens at the very end of Unleashed when Dark Gaia goes One-Winged Angel and floods the world with darkness. Eggman's private island paradise is unaffected, as it's the only chunk of the world that's still floating halfway into space. Having finally learned that Evil Is Not a Toy, Eggman expected Dark Gaia to disobey him and go nuts, and only needed to make sure that his Eggmanland was the last area of the world still disconnected before it happened, hence why the robot mooks in Eggmanland take a heck of a lot more punishment to die than anything faced earlier in the game — it's only then that Eggman stops holding back. Not to mention the level itself being harder than anything ever seen before in the series.

Rotor and Cobar's torture/death in "Mobius: X Years Later" was a result of Bury Your Gays.
Think about it: Ken Penders wrote the first (unaltered timeline) part of the story arc. Word of Gay from him states he planted several hints that Rotor and Cobar were gay lovers. He was dropped and his replacement, Ian Flynn, took over, writing the second (altered) part of the arc. One of the first things to happen in the second part of the arc was Rotor and Cobar being tortured, with Cobar dying from his injuries. Clearly, Ian knew what Ken was planning, hated it, and snuffed it out in the cruelest way possible to spite Ken. In return, though, Ken got his revenge; said Word of Gay wasn't revealed until after Ian finished up the story arc, preventing Ian from contradicting his vision of Rotor any longer.
  • Jossed. According to Word of God, Ian, had he known they were gay, would have let them go on fine.

The dark energy that caused Sonic's Werehog Transformation is the same energy that caused an unknown Chao to become Chaos 0

How did Chaos 0 primarily attack you? Stretchy arms. How did the Werehog primarily attack? Stretchy arms. Not to mention that a lot of the enemies from the night stages resemble Chaos 0. The part with water and Chaos Emeralds is simply exclusive to Chao. So now in the story, Chaos 0 is probably just an average Chao again.

Mighty hasn't appeared for so long because he heard the true name of a demon.
As Digger explains, armadillos are the only non-demons that can hear the true names of demons. Mighty heard one and has been curled into a little ball since.

Cheese was at one point exposed to a Chaos Emerald
Most Chao Garden chao in Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 are fairly slow, weak creatures that can only fly for a limited amount of time. Cheese, however, appears to be able to fly indefinitely, keep up with the fast-running cream, and destroy robots simply by flying into them. This would make Cheese practically a superhero among chao. Now, chao are capable of absorbing both small animals and the energy sources of GUN robots. The obvious conclusion is that Cheese gained his ludicrous stats by absorbing the energy of one of the most powerful MacGuffins in the Sonic universe: A Chaos Emerald. Obviously, Cheese must be kept from absorbing any more of them, lest he become the next Chaos.

Fox McCloud is Tails' illegitimate father.
Just think about it, it makes total sense. Both are foxes, both are pilots. Fox McCloud may have just stopped off on Mobius/Sonic's Earth one day and ended up having a one night stand with Tails' mother. Fox left, Tails' mother had Tails and raised him for his first couple years, before Dr. Robotnik roboticized her, effectively making him an orphan, and Sonic found him.

Gerald is Jamie Hyneman and Eggman is a clone of him and Theodore Roosevelt.
Eventually, Jamie's show and mythbusting abilities gave him enough fame and fortune to achieve his ultimate goal: build a space station in his image and bust myths, study dead races, and create powerfull beings. He ultimately got interested in the echidna civilization, and met Black Doom while working on the ultimate lifeform project. At some point in time, he decide that the best way to continue his work after he died was to make a clone of himself. He also added Roosevelt's DNA to make it stronger. Unfortunately, somebody (possibly Black Doom) corrupted the DNA, mutating Jamie's genius into Mad Scientism, and Roosevelt's love of the hunt into a desire to kill and/or roboticize all non-humans.
  • Sonic, is, of course, a hedgehog clone of Adam Savage. Reckless, a bit nuts, willing to risk himself for the dumbest things, and a love of destruction and getting on Jamie's nerves. Tails, Knuckles and Amy are the Build Team.

Sonic is Shadow's prototype, made using Chaos' data instead of Black Doom's

Think about it: Shadow is black/red and has chaos powers because he has Black Doom's data. Sonic looks similar to Shadow, is blue, and has chaos powers. Gerald was really into echidna civilization (what with the artifical Chaos, and all), and obviously had hedgehog data samples if he made Shadow. Who's to say Gerald couldn't have made a hedgehog with Chaos' data before finding Black Doom? Plus, Shadow says he thinks Sonic's the Ultimate Lifeform during the Finalhazard battle. Seems to me Sonic is Shadow's prototype. Still doesn't necessarily explain Sonic's speed, though...

  • Except that Sonic doesn't have innate Chaos Powers. Without direct access to at least one Emerald, Sonic has only his incredible speed. Shadow is the only entity capable of using Chaos powers without an actual Emerald in his hand, and even he prefers to use one anyway.

Shadow's "template" is the direct ancestor of Sonic.
Shadow would've had a hedgehog donate genetic samples to form as the template for his body, which was genetically engineered further by Gerald Robotnik. Said hedgehog could be Sonic's grandfather, which goes to explain the similarities between Sonic and Shadow. Amusingly, this would make Shadow Sonic's uncle, similar to how Shadow could be considered Eggman's uncle.

Where Sonic comes from, Rouge is equivalent to a Succubus.
Succubi are generally associated with bats, usually because they have bat/demon wings. She has an outrageously large rack. She comes on to the other characters moderately often. Just looking at her, don't you think it makes sense?
  • Which leads into this WMG....

Rouge is/was influenced by the remaining 1/4th of Morrigan
The portion attached to Belial eventually escaped, using Sonic's world as a stepping stone to get back home due to the high levels of ambient energy there. Cue run-in with Rouge/taking physical form as Rouge and there you have it. This explains Rouge's Jiggle Physics, the similarities in her costume, and why she's always flirting with everyone. If it's her essence in physical form, the reason why she hasn't fed on anyone yet is because of all the energy just floating around/the Sonic universe is so much Lighter and Softer. Or it's the reason she's always going after the Chaos Emeralds.

Sonic has a lifelong Phobia of drowning.
Whenever he comes in contact with too much water, his mind becomes overwhelmed with fear and he loses consciousness.

Sonic the Hedgehog is THE GODDAMN Batman
Isn't it obvious?

    Part 4 
Sonic is asexual
  • He just doesn't have the time to slow down for a relationship, which is why Amy is out of luck. There's a reason his only friends are animals who can almost keep up with him.
    • Do you even know what asexuality is? It's a lack of sexual attraction, not having no time for it.
    • Explain his icky relationship with Elise. As far as I'm concerned, he's a reverse furry.
      • Truth in Television there. Hedgehogs have awful sight, and rely on smell. However, this is the same animal that usually dies when it tries to hibernate. It's not very skilled at existing. Because of that, it often gets confused as to what species is what. There's a Youtube video where a hedgehog is trying to play with its friends, none of whom will play with him. Of course, that's because they're pinecones, although he can't tell. My ex owned a hedgehog, and gave him a hedgehog plushie. He tried to mate with it. Hedgehogs aren't very bright about this stuff.
      • Nope, Sonic can accurately recognize Blaze's species in Rush.

The "Tails Alone" mode of Sonic 2 and S3&K happens when Sonic time travels to the future in Sonic CD.
  • Each time Sonic goes to the Future in Sonic CD, the rest of the universe continues to exist in the Present. On one of these occasions, Dr. Robotnik decides to stay behind and take over the Present. Meanwhile, Miles "Tails" Prower has grown up hearing about the Legend of Sonic the Hedgehog—a mythological hero who has already saved Little Planet in the Past. A similar, modern-day hedgehog has also saved South Island and the Little Planet in the Present... before disappearing mysteriously. Tails learned to spin attack and spin dash by studying these legends. And when Robotnik builds the Death Egg, Tails is the only one in the Present who can stop him. (Because Tails is a fan of the Sonic Legend, he built a mechanical autopilot for his biplane that looks just like Sonic. Notice—when this "Sonic" flies the plane, he stares straight forward and doesn't fidget like Tails would. He is not the real Sonic.) Tails destroys the Death Egg, channels the power of the Super Emeralds and the Super Flickies, and returns the Master Emerald to Angel Island. Robotnik flees to Little Planet in defeat and travels to the Future himself, taking his chances with Sonic again. When Robotnik and Sonic return to the Present, the "Tails Alone" timeline is UNDONE. After all this, maybe Sonic doesn't understand why Robotnik kidnaps Tails and tries to kill him in Sonic 2 (8-bit). But, it all makes sense. Robotnik then rebuilds his machines to fight Sonic and Tails in the new Present, throughout Sonic 2 and S3&K, but this time around he crafts a new Doomsday Battlesuit, just in case.
  • How about I simplify this?: After the events of the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic travels to the Little Planet to stop Dr. Robotnik's latest scheme. He chases Robotnik into the Bad Future, and Robotnik warps to the Present and leaves Sonic stranded there (as the Bad Future is assured, for now). Attempting to take over a world without Sonic, Tails steps in, trying to be like his idol he's heard stories about. Thus the "Tails Alone" mode of Sonic 2 happens. When Sonic makes his way back to the Present, the "Tails Alone" mode of Sonic 3 & Knuckles is just finishing up (as it's implied that the trilogy was one continuous story with no gaps). Sonic learns he has to destroy the machines in the Past to free the Bad Future, so when he travels to the Past, it erases everything that just happened while he was gone. Sonic catches up to Robotnik planting the devices to enslave the future, chases him back to the Present, and defeats him. He returns to earth, unaware of the adventures that happened without him. Sonic 2 8-Bit happens next, as Robotnik remembers what happened and captures Tails for revenge (and it still takes place on South Island). Then Sonic 2 (on Westside Island) then Sonic 3 & Knuckles happen normally, only now Robotnik has his battle suit in Doomsday (a level Tails couldn't access).
  • This whole theory is now completely jossed due to the fact that Sonic CD offically now takes place between the first two episodes of Sonic 4. Which means, that the Tails Alone modes never happened, which in turn, allows Sonic AND Tails to be side by side during Sonci 2 8-Bit, like they should've been to begin with as evidenced by the level title cards! BRILLIANT!
    • SEGA (Ken Balough) actually said that's not what they meant when they said Sonic 4 was a sequel to Sonic CD, so it might still have happened between Sonic 1 and Sonic 2. But anyway, there's a bigger problem now. All of Sonic's time travel shenanigans have suddenly made it so that Tails can be the hero of Sonic CD, with Sonic and Amy both absent! I call alternative dimension for this one.
      • I call non-canon mode that is only there for gameplay purposes, ala playable Luigi in Mario Galaxy or Knuckles in Sonic 2,

Tails was originally the Guardian of the Master Emerald
When the concept for Tails started out, he was destined for great things. At first, he was to be a Tanuki, a mystical raccoon/dog of Japanese folklore. That bore too much of a resemblance to [Tanooki Mario for Sega's comfort, so the idea was changed.

Tails was then to be a kitsune, a mystical fox of Japanese folklore that grew a tail every hundred years until it reached nine. This explains the gender confusion (one of the cartoons translated Tails to be a girl) and the super intelligence. It also explains the two tails. It's not a birth defect, Tails is a hundred years old!

But being 1992, and the lack of Internet, American audiences didn't know what a kitsune was. Rather than try to explain it, he was transformed into an ordinary fox with two tails.

Yuji Naka said in an interview during Sonic the Hedgehog 2's production, that there was a secret level where you brought all the Emeralds to become Super Sonic. Later on, a level known as Hidden Palace was revealed, and at the end of the level was the Master Emerald!

But the level was Dummied Out however, lost to the cutting room floor. Hackers found the zone still existed (and it even made the cut in the recycled level select images in Sonic the Hedgehog 3), but playing through it revealed a Tails 1Up monitor.

People began to speculate. In the Japanese storyline, Tails saw Sonic land in the Tornado, was fascinated by it, and made some unauthorized modifications. Sonic was impressed and they've been together ever since. In the American storyline, Tails grew up being a fan of Sonic and thrilled at the chance to work alongside him.

But on both counts, he came out of nowhere. Was he a native of Westside Island? What was the deal with the two tails? It would've been less confusing to leave him as a kitsune.

People began to put things together, and speculated that the Tails 1Up monitor represented that Hidden Palace was to be a Tails only level, and that the roadblock at the end of the level that resembled the Master Emerald, really WAS the Master Emerald.

Ben Hurst, the writer of the Sonic Saturday Morning cartoon, had the idea to have Tails discover he had latent powers. This carried over into the Archie comic book series, where Tails was destined to be the Chosen One and do things greater than Sonic or Knuckles.

Could all this Chosen One talk tie back into his past design as a kitsune? Is Tails really as mystical as we think and was the true guardian of the Master Emerald? It makes you think..

  • Jossed. According to the devs, the "Master Emerald" was just a breakable block. And the Tails 1up monitor was there due to the devs changing the powerup order (or something like that) in the code without updating the object placement in Hidden Palace.

Doctor Finitevus stole technology from Aperture Science...
  • And then improved upon it. Portals can only stick to certain surfaces and are of a defined size and shape; Warp Rings can be placed anywhere and how "open" they are can be controlled by the user. That, or the game was really popular in Albion and he decided to replicate/improve it.

Humans and other animals intentionally construct the levels for Sonic's use as a Super Hero
  • Sonic's first game isn't when he Jumped at the Call to become a hero. Sonic had been running around saving the day almost all of his life, and the original Sonic the Hedgehog is just when Eggman came into prominence. Because of his constant heroic efforts, humans and other animals construct special roads and pathways for him to traverse when he needs to, allowing him easier access to areas without having to run on busy roads used by everyday people, as well as being designed for his entertainment as a sort of sport for his and other fast running characters who might need to stop an evil plan to take over the world(Hence things like loop-de-loops). Springs and platforms are also added to the "Sonic Only Roads" by these people. Its Eggman that intentionally places spikes and other hazards as he is aware Sonic and other heroes use these roads, and can prepare and plan in advance. This explains much of the extreme Benevolent Architecture found in most of the stages. that said, there are exceptions to this theory.
    • Ancient ruins are protected as historical monuments, and as such don't have their architecture drastically altered for Sonic's use, explaining why levels such as Labyrinth Zone and Marble Zone are rather slow levels.
    • Compare Speed Highway's first segment to its last. The first drastically differs because as it is obviously as "Sonic Only Road", explaining why there are no cars on it aside from Eggman's robots. The final part of the zone looks like, for the most part, a normal part of the city. It also has normal cars on it, indicating that Sonic isn't intended to use this area for his Super Hero antics.
    • From Sonic Adventure 2, City Escape looks like a mostly normal City, complete with cars and parks. On the other hand, Radical Highway is drastically different as it is a "Sonic Road" that is still under construction.

This WMG is not for the faint of heart.

I have noticed that Dr. Eggman has a beach area in the Egg Carrier, and a swimming pool room. This implies that Eggman owns a bathing suit. Let that image forever haunt your nightmares/erotic dreams (if you're into that sort of thing).

  • I would assume that he would be wearing an old-timey swimsuit, which covers much more and is typically seen on old people in works of fiction.
  • This probably goes under Fridge Horror rather than Wild Mass Guessing.

The Current Metal Sonic is not the same as the one from Sonic Heroes
  • Think about it: Metal Sonic was taken by Omega and Shadow at the end of Sonic Heroes and wasn't even given a passing mention in the next game starring Shadow; then, he shows up in Sonic Rivals, lacking all his powers and higher intelligence and under Nega's control, and then shows up in the sequel under Robotnik's control, while Nega uses Metal Sonic 3.0. Now, why does Nega call his Metal Sonic a 3.0 when there was never a 2.0? Because the normal looking Metal Sonic from the Sonic Rivals series is a new one, originally built by Nega, stolen and reprogrammed by Robotnik. The original Metal Sonic was taken and put in stasis somewhere by Omega and Shadow who are waiting for the right moment to release him...
  • ...under new programming.

Metal Sonic's personality survived and is in a new body
Think about it, by Sonic Heroes, Metal Sonic had technological capibilities on the level of Brainiac. So it would be safe to assume a fragment of his newfound nanotech could preserve his personality. When Eggman Negga first returned to the future, that fragment followed him, and took over Metal Sonic 3.0. When Sonic defeats Metal Sonic 3.0, he drops off the screen and is never seen or mentioned again. So one could think Metal Sonic staged his demise for both bodies to truly hide in the shadows and overthrow Eggman.

  • Think about it, the thing produces eggs. Not to mention that female lizards are larger than males, so the Biolizard took that notion Up to Eleven. You may now proceed to be Squicked out.
    • Then consider the fact that in the fight against it as the Final Hazard, the eclipse canon is shoved up 'her' ass and 'she' is doing an awful lot of roaring and flailing...

Robotnik wasn't trying throughout most of Sonic 2
It explains some of the pitiful bosses (Really, Robotnik? A drill car is the best you have?) and badniks pretty well. Right up until Death Egg, he wasn't fighting, he was stalling. All he needed was to keep Sonic busy until the Death Egg was launched. Robotnik planned for Sonic to get on board and everything. Silver Sonic and the Egg Mech were Robotniks only genuine attempts to kill Sonic that entire game.

G.U.N. knew that Sonic was not the one to steal the Chaos Emerald in Sonic Adventure 2
In Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow is mistaken as Sonic, and thus, Sonic is taken into captivity.

G.U.N. should have known who Shadow was, and should have been perfectly aware that wasn't Sonic, both for the fact that it's commander knew Shadow (somewhat personally, as shown in the Shadow the Hedgehog game), and that the two hedgehogs don't look much alike.

They did, however, know that Eggman was involved.

Sonic, normally, doesn't jump into things until Eggman makes his move and threatens people/the world. If G.U.N. had not captured Sonic, Sonic probably wouldn't have known anything was up until Eggman blew up half the moon.

G.U.N. captured Sonic early on to get him involved in what was happening. Sonic was able to escape fairly well, and able to rip off some metal to make a makeshift board to get away. The helicopter itself was there to help him get away, in hopes that Sonic would run across Shadow. Or, that Shadow would seek out Sonic, as the news was proclaiming Sonic stole the Chaos Emerald. Shadow would probably want to meet that other hedgehog.

Additional support comes from Prison Island and Rouge. Rouge is an agent for G.U.N., and knew where the Chaos Emeralds were because they told her. They let Eggman get those Emeralds as a gambit that Sonic would be able to stop him still, knowing that Tails, Sonic's closest friend, had the last Emerald.

They figured that both Sonic and Tails would have to work together to deal with Eggman and Shadow, which is why Rouge also happened to have that copy of the newspaper that said Tails received the Emerald as thanks for saving the city (from back in SA1). This was so Tails would be sure to be involved. They couldn't be sure that Tails would show up on Prison Island, after all.

This is why we see no G.U.N. soldiers. They had robots because they were keeping up the ruse of trying to stop and capture Sonic, even though they knew he wasn't responsible. It would keep Sonic involved and determined to find out the truth, and distract Eggman while Rouge found out about Shadow.

After all, Sonic has a long track record of taking down Eggman and evil things he unleashes, and G.U.N. knew they couldn't break through the ARK in time to stop Eggman. They gambled that Sonic would be able to stop Eggman before he attacked the planet.

The reason that they simply don't ask Sonic to intervene is that Sonic is very much his own person. They also wouldn't want someone asking questions, such as who and what Shadow was. By manipulating him, G.U.N. kept Sonic focused on simply stopping the bad guys, and not finding out about who the bad guys really were.

Sonic is, essentially, Chaotic Neutral. He does what he thinks is right, no matter what other people perceive to be the good guys and bad guys. If G.U.N. had come out to Sonic, the hedgehog would have doubtlessly agreed to take on Eggman, but he wouldn't have gone all out on Shadow if he knew that Shadow had been imprisoned for over fifty years. Something like that, complete and utter restriction of freedom, would seem like one of the worst possible fates for a person like Sonic.

G.U.N. couldn't have Sonic worrying about moral quandaries. After all, in SA1, Sonic is concerned with Perfect Chaos. He refuses to simply seal Chaos away, but wants to help and heal the creature. Sonic would have probably attempted to do the same for Shadow. By having Sonic act independent, all Sonic would know is that Shadow is a powerful hedgehog like him, who's helping Eggman and wants to destroy the world. G.U.N. wants Shadow out of the picture. Sonic wouldn't do that, especially if he knew about Shadow's past.

  • This totally explains why the Hell GUN didn't interfere by coming up to the ARK at all during Sonic Adventure 2 (unless you count the robots, but if they really cared you'd think they would send actual soldiers like they did later in Shadow the Hedgehog).
  • G.U.N. couldn't have admitted it was Shadow stealing the emerald even if they didn't want to frame Sonic. Why? Because they spent fifty years covering up the true nature of what happened on the ARK. Think about it. Gerald's diary said that the ARK was shut down under the premise of a "terrible accident," and when Sonic and his pals first arrive on the ARK, even Tails says the place was shut down because of an accident. This means that G.U.N. spent fifty years denying the existence of Project Shadow. Fast forward to the present day, where Eggman has released Shadow. If they come out and admit Shadow's existence, they have to deal with a whole new can of worms. First off, it would cause a big heaping mess of political trouble, with the president and other world governments demanding a full explanation. And then you have the public outcry. The general public would be appalled to find out the true nature of the "accident" that caused the ARK to be shut down. Especially family members and descendants of the people who were killed on the ARK. And if Sonic had publicly condemned G.U.N. for imprisoning Shadow the way they had, it would make people even more upset. It may even cause people to demand that G.U.N. be shut down, or it would at least cause a bunch of G.U.N. high ranking officials their jobs.
    • It's even possible that this WMG only applies to the most senior G.U.N. personnel. Chances are, most of their active work and combat force are simply too young to remember The ARK incident.

Rouge's "mistake" in SA2 was planned
Rouge becoming trapped in Prison Island in Sonic Adventure 2 seems to be a very ditz moment that serves only to show Shadow's motivations and give him an encounter with Sonic. However, this becomes a lot different in light of Rouge being a government spy. The reason she gives is that she was trapped in the security hold after defeating Security Hall's boss, Flying Dog. But, what if she and the rest of the military had planned it so that she would be "trapped" - in a very bomb-resistant location, in fact, probably underground, given its similarity to Iron Gate - so that the Dark Side's plan would fail, and G.U.N. could escape with the three Chaos Emeralds, all without revealing Rouge as an agent? Granted, she only had about an hour to put this plan into motion (counting Weapons Bed / Vs. Tails, and it later got shortened even further), so this was probably quick thinking on her part.

Alternatively, if you discount the idea that the room would be bomb-proof (despite that many structures still stand in Shadow the Hedgehog), it could even be a suicide mission to keep the Emeralds from Shadow and Eggman, or it could be a gamble for Rouge to learn more about Shadow's abilities to manipulate time and space (she even alludes to it after the rescue), which was her stated goal.

Eggman is lonely.
He just wants a friend, he's just doing it wrong. This is actually canon in the UK comic.

Eggman's speed is perfectly natural.
When someone is threatened by death, they are capable of superhuman feats, like that guy who threw a boulder away. Right there Sonic seems determined to kill him (it's the end of the game and a fat man was able to elude you, the fastest thing alive, all while imprisoning your animal buddies. Who wouldn't be screaming "IT'S OVER NOW, FATASS!") and does kill him in one of the possible endings. Eggman suddenly has a burst of adrenaline, and goes faster than Sonic's normal top speed. Now if Sonic was under the same conditions...

Sonic's eyes are turned green due to Master Emerald exposure.
In Sonic 1, 2, and 3K, his eyes are simply black. During the end of Sonic's story in S3&K, he's standing atop Tails' plane, next to the Master Emerald, for some time while Tails carries it back to Angel Island. At the beginning of Sonic 4, which takes place right after the end of S3&K, Sonic's eyes (or at least his irises) have been turned green.

    Part 5 
Sonic's eyes were always green.
The Megadrive just didn't have enough blast processing to show it.
  • Probably canon, retroactively or otherwise. After all, Sonic's shoes were always supposed to have belt-buckles on them, and were made into stripes due to technical issues.
  • Jossed-Sonic Generations reveals that Classic Sonic is the younger version of Present Sonic, and that Sonic has the traditional look.

The reason there aren't any anthro NPCs.
The anthros simply have societies of their own. The backgrounds you see in the old Megadrive games? The anthros live there.

Eggman (his game version) is trying to take over For the Evulz.
Not in a stereotypical way though. Eggman knows he has the intelligence to take over the world,and he wants to see if he can. World domination is like a challenge, a game to him. That's why he's so damn Affably Evil-he's doing it for fun. Whenever Eggman acts crueler than normal, it's because he's getting a bit too into the game. Think about, if he truly had a lust for power, wouldn't he just shoot Sonic? Eggman isn't really evil, he's just very eccentric.
  • This...would explain a lot of the supposed Villain Decay, actually. Just not why he's doing stuff like unleashing the "God of Destruction", the "Ultimate Life-Form", Iblis, and Dark Gaia, the last one done by cracking the world into pieces. Of course, if he really is a little bit crazy/eccentric...
  • This is now canon forever.
  • This could go further. Eggman may not have tried to conquer the world until Sonic came along. Why? He needs a foil, a challenge. G.U.N wouldn't "play his game", however Sonic would. Hence his regret when he thought Sonic was dead. Eggman is a big old Manchild, who doesn't realise the extent of his actions. Metal Sonic rebelled because he saw this, and Nega hates the fact his parallel/ancestor is a manchild.
  • ...Um, what? He DID try to shoot Sonic many times, and attempted to kill him in SA2. And he states in Generations that he likes to tell others what to do, heavily implying that he's genuinely interested in conquering the world.

The donor for the hedgehog DNA of Shadow is Sonic's ancestor.
Some 50+ years ago Professor Gerald needed a sleek, hedgehog form for Project Shadow. A hedgehog researcher decided to donate his/her DNA, but first performed some experiments surrounded Chaos Energy. This altered his/her genes so his/her natural hedgehog speed was amped Up to Eleven. However it skipped a generation and reached Sonic and any siblings he may have.
  • This means that Sonic is technically Shadow's nephew/half-nephew, which also could be considered for Dr Eggman.

There are two Eggman Nega and Blaze the Cat out there.
The universe of the Sol Emeralds is, in a way, 200 years ahead of the normal universe. The characters in the Rivals series have parallels in the Rush series. However they suffer from Identical Grandson complex and thus appear exactly like their ancestors. Which is why Eggman Nega looks like Eggman, despite being his descendant.
  • Or alternatively, the Blaze from 06 is the Rush Blaze's decandant.
  • I thought that the Blaze from 06 was the same from Rush. See, when Blaze chose to be the vessel for Ibliss, she told Silver to warp her to another dimension. Blaze became guardian of that dimension's Emeralds due to her increased pyrokinesis abilities from Ibliss, but becomes cold and distant because she doesn't want to befriend anybody that could potentially lead to heartache and crying, thus releasing Ibliss once again. Come Sonic Rush, Eggman Negga and his future technology, had found Blaze's dimension and her Emeralds. Eggman Negga is the arch enemy of Silver and Blaze, as evidenced in Sonic Rivals, but since Ibliss had destroyed the future, he wasn't seen. Perhaps his amazing technology allowed him to escape to the same dimension where Blaze ended up so he wouldn't be killed by Ibliss' reign of terror. By the time Blaze had been warped there, Eggman Nega had finalized the plans to steal the Emeralds, which is why Blaze was appointed guardian because they knew Negga was a shifty looking guy.
  • Maybe the Rush parallel universe was a Mirror Universe, however Eggman Nega invaded and killed the Sonic and Eggman. Blaze was sent to that dimension to replace Sonic.
  • How about, there are two Negas and two Blazes. What you didn't know, is that there's also two Sonics, two Tailses(?), two Amys, etc. They have different versions: Chaos Dimension, the realm where the Chaos Emeralds are held and the majority of the series takes place, and the Sol Dimension, the world where you shipped around the world destroying Robot Pirates. It is accepted that the Chaos Dimension Nega and Blaze reside 200 years into the future of the Chaos Dimension, relative to Sonic. However, in the Sol Dimension, Nega and Blaze fight in the present, relative to Sonic. Going by that measurement, two hundred years into the past, Sonic and his friends roamed the Sol Dimension in all its Industrial Age Steampunk glory. This is backed by the fact that not only does the Sol Dimension have their own versions of zones in the Chaos Dimension, but mainly because the Sol Dimension Chemical Plant has no chemicals, all of it replaced with steam. This steampunk setting is complete with badniks with spectacles and wigs, and a boss that resembles a pendulum/grandfather clock. So in the end, Sonic and Blaze are not counterparts, neither are Eggman and Eggman Nega. Instead, Sonic is Sonic's counterpart, Blaze is Blaze's, and we have a double Negas.
  • Jossed. Iizuka confirmed that there is only one Blaze - she is from another dimension. And there is only one Nega - he is Eggman's descendant from Silver's future.

Tiara will eventually be used
Pokémon did it with Leaf, and the Sonic games have already done this with Vector, so why can't Sonic? She will be redesigned, her age lowered to 14 - 17, and her role changed. She will appear for one game or have several roles as a help NPC. She will no longer by the high-sprung love interest of Sonic or the "match" of him, but still keep a similar role that differs from the other characters. Maybe a self proclaimed hyped up rival?

Eggman owns IGN
We all know the sort of reviews IGN gives to Sonic games. Eggman purposely creates Anti-Sonic Propaganda by using the reviewers at IGN.
  • He's also all those..."fans"...

Why Mephiles made Elise cry.
When Elise was killed in the 06 timeline, it released Iblis. However Iblis can only be released in his true form when the host suffers great emotional trauma. Mephiles learned her connection to Sonic, so he hired Silver and Blaze to kill Sonic,and later just doing it himself. Once in his true form,Iblis could merge with Mephiles to become Solaris.
  • This sounds interesting, but I think this theory needs more evidence. I just can't imagine SEGA's writers ever coming up with something as stupid as an apocalypse caused by one person crying, not in the least making an entire game set up around this problem.
  • Sadly, this is not WMG. This is canon. When Mephiles killed Sonic, Elise began to cry, and then Solaris was released, followed by Mephiles saying "the seal has been broken". Eggman stated later in the same cutscene that Mephiles had been plotting all along to make Elise cry for that reason. It does sound weird, but considering what Elise's father said when he showed Elise the Iblis flame, it's possible that Elise's father made Elise into the seal when he told her never to cry, making Princess Elise much more important than she seems to be. Also, considering how rushed the game was, it's possible that the writing was rushed as well.
    • You know, when people complain about the writing in Sonic games, it's because the games are more westernized than most Japanese games, so you all forget that they're Japanese games. Fiction in Japan, to western audiences, is weird as hell. To us, that sounds like a dumb plot. To them, maybe a bit cliched, but not stupid. They're also far chiller with their weird fetish peoples, which is why you see the Internet here throwing a temper tantrum over an interspecies kiss when both are sentient beings, so it's not really all that major.
    • Iblis was sealed inside Elise, and it was her mental and emotional fortitude what kept him imprisoned. So of course her breaking down and crying would loose the seal and release him. Sonic 06's story had plenty of problems and weird or dumb moments, but this wasn't one of them.

Sonic and Shadow are actually related, and Eggman accidentally swapped places with Shadow 50 years ago.
First off, in Sonic X, we learn that our years are equivalent to Mobian months. So a Mobian year is 12 of our years, correct?

Now, if Shadow was on ARK 50 of our years ago relative to Sonic Adventure 2's time placement, then in Mobian years, that's about 4.17 years in their time(rounded up). Placing Sonic at about 11 or so. Which means he would have be alive at the time.

Eggman somehow ended up on Mobius, but we never learn how, just that he's been there for a while, and that Shadow is is a Mobian based hedgehog that existed on Earth in Eggman's childhood (which we know Eggmna was on the ARC at some point, or at least knew about his Grandfather, depending on which continuity we follow, since the Archie comics claim Eggman was very young then, and other sources hint that he had to have been aware of them, given that his age is well over 50 years.).

So, a Mobian on Earth before Sonic and his friends were? One known Human on Mobius before anyone else? About the same time?

I think Eggy must have fooled around with something Gerald was working on, and somehow got himself and Shadow swapped, and no one just seemed to care much to get him back.

  • ...What Mobius?

Sonic is from world X-2 of Eversion
Because his eyes look like those of the enemies in Eversion when they're in world X-2.

Sonic and Mario take place in the same universe
Just different planets.
  • I don't think they can. Mario games take place on an alternate Earth. However, Warp pipes can lead anywhere, including other dimensions, other planets, anywhere except through time. So, we could say that the Mario Bros grew up on the Earth Sonic and co. live on, which would explain why no one is surprised by the Koopas when they are on Earth.
  • I also want to present my own here... The Chaos Heart is related to the Chaos Emeralds.
  • In addition to the just previous: Luigi's Negative Zone is a form of Chaos Control.

Finitevus represents/sympathises with the Unpleasable Fanbase, and those who have given up on the Sonic franchise.
They're always saying that the franchise "needs to die".

Shadow is Iron Man
An accident did occur in the ARK, but it was Shadow's own doing. When he found out Maria died, he tried to use Chaos Control to travel back in time before the accident occurred. However, something went wrong in the process and, as a result, caused the accident he tried to prevent. When G.U.N. found Shadow, he was in an unresponsive state and sealed away before he could awaken. For 50 years, his more recent memories either slowly eroded away or were altered, causing him to believe that Maria wanted him to destroy mankind instead of save it.

Mighty the Armadillio was killed in action.
We never see or hear him again after Knuckles Chaotix, but the atmospheres seems as if he died.
  • Sega Sonic Arcade. feat. Sonic Ray the Flying Squirrel and... Mighty the Armadillo.
    • That game came out before Knuckles Chaotix.
    • Knuckles Chaotix was originally to be a game of second string characters from past mediums (Vector from Sonic's Jam Band idea for the original game's Sound Test, Charmy from the manga in 1992, and Mighty from the arcade title), with Espio as the new character and star of the show. Soon it was decided that Knuckles' star power would help sell more copies, but the character select menus keep Espio's name on top despite Knuckles getting top billing. Rumor has it Mighty's creator bailed and took the rights with him.

Tikal will be playable in the next Sonic main series game.
Tails was the Exposition Fairy in Colors, so why not?
  • Well, she was playable in several multiplayer modes for various games.....
    • I.e she will be playable in single player, and perhaps tag alonside sonic much like Tails did in Sonic 2 and 3, Because Tails gave hints much like Tikal, Omochao, Chip, etc, did. Since Tikal is the most popular out of those I mentioned, being an Ensemble Dark Horse (Being treated like a reccurer despite apearing in 5 games and an arc of Sonic X, only 2 in major roles, and having almost no merchandise) within the series, and much like Tails, so why not?
    • If the theory about her being Sonic's mom is true... Aww.
      • So, this means... Tikal Abuse vids all over?
      • Only if she's in the special stages.
      • Why only in special stages?
      • I meant only if she's in the special stages. Tails hate stems from him being more of a hinderance than a help in the Sonic 2 Special Stages.

Robotnik is a Species Surname.

  • Going with the ther'e all robots theory, i propose that Robotnik is a robot too. as for where he comes from, he could have been made by Buy-N-Large or Cybertronain in origin, or pehaps Gerald made him.

Knuckles Chaotix is Mighty's Dying Dream

the fifth player in poker night at the inventory is shadow.
  • obviously, he had to have had something to do recently. most likely knuckles told him about.
    • Doesn't really fit alongside the other characters there. I would guess Guybrush or Wallace or Gromit or possibly Bone.
      • Tycho and Heavy's games werent Telltale.
      • Well shit. Considering the fact that the player does not talk....maybe Gordon Freeman?

Big is a Pedophile
  • Explain.
    • He hangs out with two prepubesent girls a lot.
      • I think he's too stupid to be a pedophile.

Knuckles punching the Chaos Emeralds out of Sonic in Sonic 3 and Knuckles is a Brick Joke
  • A future game will have a villain who gets all seven Chaos Emeralds and go Super. No one will know what to do, then Knuckles will show up, punch out the Emeralds, and save the day.
    • I approve wholeheartedly. It'd definitely be a nice change of pace from all of the flanderization and demotion he's been subject to post-Heroes. Not to mention a CMOA and CMOF.
      • Totally. Sega needs to stop treating Knuckles like a joke character.
    • Somewhat confirmed in Sonic Mania Adventures' final episode, in which a similar scenario happened: Sonic, Tails, Mighty and Ray take on Metal Sonic, who is powered up by the Chaos Emeralds. After a tough battle, the heroes manage to separate the Emeralds from Metal Sonic, only for Eggman to reveal that he had Master Emerald in reserve. As Metal Sonic begins powering up again and the situation seems pretty dire, Knuckles barges in and saves the day by punching him into the distance.

Sonic is a terrorist
  • In Sonic 2 he runs around wreaking havoc in casinos and oil refineries and S3K expands this to hydroelectric dams, carnivals and a new possible revolutionary form of energy (that's mobile no less) called the Flying Battery.
    • Considering the lack of not-robots, I would guess most of the places not already built by Robotnik must have either had all living things there killed and/or the people had escaped the level by the time Sonic gets there. Of course, this would very likely not have mattered very much to Sonic.
    • Also, the Flying Battery just means its an electric blimp.
    • The word "battery" has many meanings. It may have been meant in the sense of an artillery battery, making it a giant flying war machine typical of Eggman's schemes.

Sonic killed a bunch of people when the Death Egg was destroyed
  • And not just because of the giant flaming chunks of metal raining down on the planet from orbit. The Death Egg is gigantic, too big for one man to need, plus lit windows and such are clearly seen. On board the Death Egg are scientists and researchers working with Robotnik, coming up with new badnicks and helping build them, working on miscellaneous projects and such. Now along comes a supersonic blue hedgehog running around either in the bosses room or the maintenance areas trying to blow it up. And he succeeds. Who's the real bad guy?
    • Doubtful. Eggbotnik has enough brains on hand to do it on his own, and if he did need somebody else to do thinking for him, he would probably just build robots to do the thinking.
    • Depends on how high in orbit the Death Egg was. If anything he could've created an asteroid belt of debris that could mess with the planet's gravitational pull.

Every Faux Affably Evil incarnation of Eggman is really Eggman Nega
After he killed the real Eggman, he accidentally dipped his mustache in brown paint and he lost his own clothes and had to wear Eggman's clothes.
  • Or he did it on purpose.
    • Eggman Nega has already replaced the Eggman of Blaze's universe. Word of God confirms that Eggman Nega is from the future, but that still doesn't explain why he's in Blaze's reality. In truth, he killed Blaze's Eggman(who was probably an Evil Sorcerer) and decided to conquer it instead.

Blaze and Percival are sisters.

Wave and Storm are Ascended Fans of Jet

Big was arrested by the Pædo Hunt prior to free riders.

Gawain did commit suicide
The back of the RC Knuckles racer, the Sonic Chronicles Guide, and several other things written after Sonic and the Black Knight state that Knuckles is the last, despite the existence of fellow echidna Gawain. Gawain almost killed himself. So he killed himself post-game.
  • Maybe he felt guilt after helping Eggman Mordred kill Sir Lamorak?
    • No, out of boredom.

    Part 6 
Eggman made Caliburn

The Silver seen in Rivals and Colors is a robot built by Marine
  • Marine built a robot? She can barely build a functioning boat.
    • Or maybe he was made by the Fourth Great Civilization.

Marine is lesbian
  • ....Evidence?
    • Simple. Her giant crush on Blaze.

The Blaze from Rush and the one from the 2006 game are alternate universe counterparts
Basically, everyone from Sonic's dimension has an alternate counterpart in Blaze's dimension, and vice versa. The one who protects the Sol Emeralds and knows Marine is the counterpart of the one who knows Silver. As from why this Blaze is from the future and all... Uh, quantum physics?
  • Or maybe, they are family.
    • Or maybe Rush!Blaze's counterpart in Sonic's world is an ancestor of 2006!Blaze who looks different, the Blaze appearance coming to light in a later generation.

Amy was on her period during Sonic Free Riders
She was more arrogant and bitchy during this game than usual. Or so I have read.

Mobian Animals have extremely strong AT Fields
Explains a lot really.

Tikal is really a web footed tenrec
This would explain a lot. First, why is Knuckles the last of his kind when there are other echinas blatantly in view? And why does she have no toes?
  • Official art has shown time and time again that Tails and Amy have no toes either. And for why...
  • "Knuckles the last of his kind when there are other echinas blatantly in view" < Um, what echidnas? Are you talking about non-canon material like Archie or Sonic Chronicles?

Tails is a birth defect
This is why he has two Tails and no toes. No wonder he broke up with Cosmo and Fiona! They didn't want their kids to lack toes or have two tails.
  • Fiona and Cosmo? I'm no expert on Sonic X, but didn't Cosmo kind of die?

The reason you don't see Big's toes is because he is wearing blue socks
  • ....But he lives in a swamp/rainforest. Why would he wear blue socks in that evironment?
    • They were once white, but turned blue because of the dirt.
    • Doesn't answer the question. Why is he wearing socks in a place that primarily consists of swampland?
      • To stand out. He likes the feel of soggy socks.
      • Because he's Big.
  • In most swampy areas, the grass grows really big, and there are tons of bugs. He probably doesn't want his feet to be super-itchy when he finishes up, since in sandals like those his feet would not only get wet, but also easily blistered, and he has less protection from ticks too.

Rouge is half-human
Just.. look at her.

Fiona Fox is possesed
Why didn't she go back to the good side? Because she's possesed.

Yacker really said he was from a far away soda and where flowers water them with dances.
Yacker was born on an island somewhere in the world of Sweet Mountain Zone. The ocean surrounding said island was of course made of nothing but soda. As for the rest of the sentence, this comic offers a very plausible explanation. Tails' translator didn't have any bug, after all.

The original Amy is dead

Eggman can use Chaos Control.
Its how he was able to outrun Sonic,seem stronger than his body size should allow and never get caught.During the events of the first game,Eggman experimented with a Chaos Emerald.This led to him to becoming a second Ultimate Lifeform.

If you don't get the Chaos Emeralds in Sonic Colors, Dr. Robotnik steals Blaze's soul and becomes Robotnik Prime, and conquers Earth.
  • In the DS version, I presume.
    • Jossed. The emeralds don't even figure that much into the plot (and in the Wii version, not at all).

The Story of the Tails Doll's Supposed Theme
We're all supposed to know that the Tails Doll's theme is Living In The City, right? Well, many people think it's Can You Feel the Sunshine. Now, why do you suppose that is? I'll tell you: Tails Doll felt weak using his real theme, and needed a better theme to become more fearsome. In comes Metal Sonic, carrier of the Resort theme. Tails Doll stole the theme from MS, thus becoming the monster he is today. However, in doing so, he also weakened Metal Sonic to the point where he himself needed more power in order to take on Sonic.

Come Sonic Heroes, and we see that Metal Sonic absorbs Chaos' power to become the Metal Overlord. If we take the previous paragraph into consideration, this was Metal's way of compensating for his power being leeched. Chaos had more than enough power to spare from two creatures merely connected to it, meaning if Chaos were there for real, things would have been a LOT worse off.

In short, Tails Doll steals Metal Sonic's power by taking his theme, and Metal Sonic steals Chaos' power to compensate. Any questions?

Shadow, Amy and Rouge are Aladdin, Abu, and Jasmine respectively in the Arabian universe
  • Sonic is Aladdin. Amy and Rouge could still be those characters though.

Shade commited the systematic hunting down of Knuckles Clan

i.e. She killed Tikal, Sinbad, and Sir Gawain.

  • Er....she was kind of too busy being stuck in the Twilight Cage to be in story books or in the world of the Master Emerald.
    • She did that when she got out.

Eggman suffers from multiple personality disorder.
On one side is the Affably Evil and almost Anti-Villain esque Dr Ivo Eggman.On the other side is Dr Julian Robotnik .Both share the same memories,and both want to Take Over the World. However their reasons differ:Eggman wants to do it because he thinks he'd do a better job than the people in charge, while Robotnik wants to because enslaving everyone brings him joy. The two are constantly fighting for dominance:the former is in charge when he acts charming,and the latter is in charge when he nears Moral Event Horizon territory(such as trying to destroy Station Square with a missile)

Every universe and variation of Eggman (asides from the odd Mirror Universe) has this.In some universes such as Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) and Archie, the evil side is in total control. In others, the affable side is in total control(like Sonic X). Faux Affably Evil Robotniks like Adventures and Eggman Nega is due to a reverse of the game Eggman. As for the Bad Future we saw in Sonic CD? That's what happens if Eggman's good side loses

  • You're confusing continuities. In Games, Ivo is Robotnik's only first name, Julian is SatAM/Archie only. And if we are speaking about Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, the personality conflict should be reversed. Ivo Robotnik was the good doctor, who became Eggman after the start of villainous career. Cue egg-obsession, childish character, uncontrollable anger, desire to conquer the planet etc.

Shahra was meant to be a recurring character
She was a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Shahra and Merlina are the same character
Think about it. Both original characters, check. Both human, check. Both use magic, check.

Silver is now a completly normal hedgehog
At the end of Rivals 2, he loses his powers. It gradually took over him further and further to the point he lost sapience, sometime after Colors. But don't worry, Blaze absorbed his memories.
  • He's dead now, of old age.

Shadow and Rouge already are married.
That's why they don't appear in Unleashed and Colors.

Fang was created in responce to Snively
  • He's not even Eggman's sidekick...

Amy cut off her own toes and gave them to Sonic

Vector is an evil clone of Tails
He's Waluigi's counterpart as opposed to Rouge.

Big the Cat, Cream the Rabbit, Chaos, Wave, Jet, and Storm will be phased out

Mighty never existed
He Never appeared in a canon game.

Metal Sonic's CPU is slowly deteriorating and has been since Sonic CD

Proof?: During the big race in Sonic CD between Metal and Sonic, Metal had to overload his circuits to achieve a greater speed than Sonic momentarily. This is done multiple times.

Over the years, his behavior have become more unpredictable and erratic. He has participated in racing events (Sonic R, Drift 2, Sega All Stars Racing), has been seen in Olympic sports (even figure skating), watching tennis matches (Superstars Tennis), reenacting Sonic's adventures (unlockable skin in Sonic Adventure), imprisoning his creator and taking his identity, blowing himself up to fuse with extra parts, ripping himself open to retrieve Chaos Emeralds, hiding inside of and taking control of other robots, mutating himself, showing signs of mental confusion, celebrating victory over Sonic by giving away Sonic's clothes and skateboard, and stealing lifeform data.

Metal is breaking down over the years, and will cease being functional in the near future. Neither him nor Eggman are aware of this.

In-universe, echidnas have the best eyesight of all the species on the planet.
Shadow and Sonic look nothing alike, but Amy and every single human that matters mistook them for each other. Mephiles and Shadow are almost identical (only differing in the color of their stripes and eyes), but from afar, with the glare of the computer monitor behind Mephiles, Knuckles could STILL recognise that Mephiles was not Shadow.
  • That would be pretty impressive, but it's more likely Knuckles simply recognized that Mephiles had a different voice to Shadow. Amy never gave Shadow a chance to speak before she glomped him, or she would have noticed he didn't have Sonic's voice. Also mannerisms, as Mephiles walked and moved differently to how Shadow would. So the point could be that echidnas are the most observant of all the species on the planet, and don't necessarily have the best eyesight.

Why Tails loses a life when Sonic wins.

Tying in with the above, in the Tails Story universe, Sonic challenged him to a race to every Chaos Emerald/Capsule in the game, and Tails can't turn him down. (Whereas, in the Sonic Story universe, he's content just to try to be where Sonic is.) Second, he's emotionally fragile and can't stand to lose, even to his best friend. Finally, he's subconsciously dangerously medium aware. As a consequence, whenever Tails finds that Sonic has reached the goal before him, he commits suicide, unwittingly trusting in the extra lives he probably has until he completes the level first. It's the only way I can think of to reconcile why it would make a difference whether he or Sonic gets to the goal first: He's not willing to live with a loss.

Silver will do a Face–Heel Turn

Blaze's life must suck.
Consider for a moment, the world in which Sonic Rush Adventure takes place in. Her world. A world that likely has more water than the Great freakin' Sea. Now, turn your attention to two things:
  1. Blaze has fire-based powers.
  2. She is a cat.

During Terminal Velocity Act 2 Sonic is moving so freaking slow becuase he's being pulled by the black hole.

G.U.N. is defunct
It was not mentioned in Unleashed, despite there being an urban city level.

Sonic and Shadow can curl up like Real Life hedgehogs do...
...but curling up for a defensive purpose is their cultural equivalent of screaming like a little girl, so they only curl up offensively.

Rouge is a gold digger
think about it, in SA2B she is the love interest of Knuckles, who is the guardian of the master emerald; but in the later games Knuckles rarely mentions the master emerald and Rouge becomes the love interest of Shadow (who always carries a chaos emerald)

The Sol Dimension is a No Woman's Land
Just to rub the salt in Blaze's wounds.

Fan Mythology of the Sonic Game Universe and Sonic Team Universe as a whole
Okay, let's start out with the theory of the Chaos Emeralds being a manifestation of the concept of chaos. After the emeralds were made, some unknown life form, presumably a single cell, absorbed the power of them and became a god. The god decided to make a world. He did so, but the life forms living on it made it into a festering pit of darkness. The god created a creature (Dark Gaia) to destroy the world. The god decided that he would do better on his next try, but first made a creature (Light Gaia/Chip) to protect the better life forms from Dark Gaia. He then made Chao, what seemed to be the best creatures fit for the planet, as they embodied innocence. He made non-anthros for the enjoyment of his "children". Some Chao liked the non-anthros so much that they tried to imitate them. This led to the creation of the anthros. The anthros are different because they are capable of corruption (a trait later passed on to pure Chao), have special powers, and go through more changes during maturity (the differences between Classic and Modern Sonic). The god also created Humans, who were more complex, but seperated from the Chao and Anthros until they found them milinniea later. The god (let's call him Thysis) then discovered two new planets (Dark Comet and Planet Wisp). Thysis sent Chao to the planets in hope for colonization. The Planet Wisp colonizers became the Bablonians (their appearances came from the birds brought there, and the Extreme Gear came from their facination with the Wisps' powers of flight). Unfortunately, the Black Comet colonizers became corrupted by the comet's powers, and became the Black Arms. Thysis was fortunately able to delay the Black Comet's arrival near the planet. He looked for more planets in the universe, before realizing that he had to handle one project at a time. He sent out a Chao to colonize other planets. The Chao went mad with power and became a tyrant (Kaiser Greedy). Thysis tried to destroy him, but couldn't find the strength to kill any of his children, after the tragedy that was the first project. Greedy was sealed away instead. Thysis knew that Greedy would return, so he created a race of Star-Knights (Ristar's species) to fight him off if he should return. One night, Thysis fell asleep and had a nightmare. With him in the nightmare was a child, who was sucked into a dark abyss. Suddenly, Thysis got many complaints of nightmares, usually featuring a dark wizard (Wizeman). Thysis soon had an idea. He went to sleep, and when he got to the world of Nightmare, he balanced it out by making one side Nightopia. He also sent a beam of light into the depths of Nightmare, hoping that it would turn into a positive Nightmaren (NiGHTS). Thysis also created a physical system that balanced the power of each side of the Dreamworld and the Gaias, Morning Land. Thysis realized that being a god is very hard, and he could not protect his children alone. First, he summoned a large community of Echidnas, and told them about the Master, Super, and Chaos Emeralds. He told them to protect the emeralds with their lives, and christened them 'The Guardians'. Then, Thysis produced an Egg from his own genes. He gave the one inside the Egg great powers over the emeralds, being able to harness their energy easier than most. He gave the being inside the Egg a big heart, like his, and a strong will, so he would not meet the same fate as Greedy. He then realized that he would be happier if he protected the world by instinct instead of by command. So with great reluctancy, he placed the Egg on the planet, and made himself invisible to all life forms that would come in contact with the being. He then spent many years attempting to get a Chao to copy a human. After several generations, Dr. Ivo Robotnik was born. Thysis then set his plan in motion by hatching the Egg. Once it hatched, Thysis produced a tag labeled Sonic for the Hero to read when he was able to read it and ready to start his world-changing journey. Over the course of the years, Thysis set up all of Sonic's grand adventures to prepare him for what lies ahead. One day, all the heroes created by Thysis will team up to stop the destruction of the Sonic Team Universe, and learn of their true creator. Crazy Taxi and Space Channel 5 likely take place in human civilization, while the protagonists of Billy Hatcher are likely Chao-Humans. You got me on ChuChu Rocket! and Phantasty Star.
  • Or alternatively, Thysis did not create humans or non-anthros, (insert actual god here) did.

Shadow is going through a lot of emotional character development in his first few game appearances.
Shadow was created in a lab. He may have the mental capabilities of an adult, but in terms of his experience with the world, he's still a very young child when the G.U.N. raids the ARK 50 years prior to the events of Sonic Adventure 2. He does what he can to try and save Maria, who is his best/only childhood friend. She ends up getting shot to death by a G.U.N. agent right before his eyes, and with her last breaths, sends Shadow to the planetnote  below. It's not stated how long it takes, but sometime after Shadow lands on the planet he gets captured by G.U.N. and placed into suspended animation. Time passes, and eventually his creator's grandson releases him. If you think about this from Shadow's perspective, he probably didn't experience the passage of time. This means that while the events of Sonic Adventure 2 take place 50 years after the ARK incident, in Shadow's mind it has probably been no more than a week or two since Maria was killed right in front of him. Many people in real life would probably need some sort of therapy to help cope with witnessing such an ordeal,note  but Shadow probably didn't get any since G.U.N. at the time just saw him as a dangerous weapon, and what kind of weapon has feelings? During the events of Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow is still going through the grieving process as if Maria's death just happened the other day. Because for him, it was just the other day.

At the end of Sonic Adventure 2, everyone finds out from the diaries that Maria's death sent Professor Gerald off the deep end. Gerald was probably the closest thing that Shadow had (or knew of, at the time) to a father figure, so seeing the results of his 'daddy' going insane on top of the loss of his childhood friend was probably too much. The reason he shows up with amnesia in the Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog games is because his brain deliberately made him forget everything to preserve his sanity. As the events of those games progressed, his memories gradually returned at a rate slow enough that he could handle it a little at a time. So it's only in more recent games that we have been able to see what Shadow's personality is like when he's not grieving or an amnesiac.

Theoretically speaking, Shadow has the potential to be the most powerful character in the series.
It all comes down to how he uses his Chaos abilities. He has potential beyond what even SEGA may realize. His basic Chaos ability, Chaos Control, is established to warp and distort space. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, space and time are an interwoven fabric. It's pretty much impossible to distort one without having some influence on the other. SEGA has played with the separate possibilities of warping through space and traveling through time by using Chaos Control, but there is so much untapped potential. Relativity not only establishes the interwoven nature of space-time, it also states that gravity is a distortion in the fabric of space-time. If applied correctly, Chaos Control could potentially be used to manipulate and control gravity fields by distorting space-time, similar to the alien artifacts that SEGA needlessly created to control gravity in Sonic Riders Zero G.

If Shadow was able to exploit his Chaos Control to the fullest potential, he could use gravity itself to be the most powerful character in the series. He could create a gravity field around enemies and completely dominate them. An enemy that can't lift its own weight is just a sitting duck, waiting to be killed. A gravity field around himself could cause his attacks to land with the force of something weighing several tons. Or he could do the opposite, and lessen the effects of gravity on his own body, allowing him to hover or levitate. At the most extreme, he could eliminate gravity completely, causing objects (or people) to fly to pieces because their molecules are no longer gravitationally bound to each other. On the opposite extreme end, he could concentrate gravity to the point that it forms a black hole.

How much of this is actually possible remains to be seen.

Hedgehogs have an innate ability to learn things easily
In real life, some people have ways they learn best. Some learn by listening to an explanation, some by doing an activity, some by just watching it be demonstrated. In the Sonic universe, hedgehogs have a natural ability for picking up new skills just by watching someone else. The most obvious example comes from Sonic Adventure 2. In the Hero's side story, Sonic encounters Shadow after the first stage and boss fight and after a few words Shadow leaves the area using Chaos Control. Later in the game, Eggman traps Sonic and shoots him outside the ARK inside a capsule rigged to explode. After a moment of internal monologue where he wonders if he can pull it off, Sonic manages to use the fake Emerald to escape the capsule by using Chaos Control.

Character last names


  • Hedgehog (Archie)
  • Needlemouse
  • Parolouzer


  • Chaotix


  • Yamamoto

If Fang the Sniper ever returns, he'll be more of an Anti-hero

Tails (of Sonic X) was Subconsciously possessed by the ghost of a mobian who believed in reinacarnation in the hours prior to Cosmo sacrificing herself
isn't it obvious, he sees a mirage of Cosmo and somehow believed it was real.

Chip actually died when he sealed himself in the Earth
It happened to Tikal, so why not! The reason Mr. Pickle did not tell Sonic is because he is short and Pickle thought he was a kid.

The Precrusors from Sonic Chronicles ARE the Babylonians for Sonic Riders

King Boom Boo was a crocodile in life.
Because of the teeth, and he lives in Egypt. All other ghosts in the series have been actual species.

Mephiles is the real Shadow.

After 06, Blaze was indeed returned to the future, but...
the Ifirt killed (or kidnapped) her shortly afterwards.

An explination of Tikal's (and possibly Chaos's as well) death(s)
Shade was inside the emerald and killed them both. Or alternatively, the Master Emerald has no air holes.

Charmy's stinger is cybernetic
He's a male bee.

Cream is the reincarnation of Tikal and Maria
There're all cute pacifists.

Sonic is what keeps Eggman from getting bored.
In the Bad Futures in Sonic CD, Eggman's machines and mooks are rusty and broken down, because without Sonic, Eggman didn't see a point in advancing forward, due to the fact few, if any, seemed to challenge him. Colors is him simply accepting that his chances of winning are slim to none, but by god if he isn't gonna try to win.

The Chaotix from Knuckles Chaotix and the Chaotix from Sonic Heroes onwards are different
The Knuckles Chaotix ones hail from the Sol Dimension. If you really want to get technical they could have originally hailed from the future (or they may even be their Sonic the Comic versions), but sealed themselves there to stop a demon.

Merlin from The Black Knight universe was that universe's Eggman.
I have nothing to back up my theory, except this cute fanart of Eggman!Merlin and tiny Merlina. (Art from this site)
  • Totally makes sense though, like how the good sultan in the Arabian Knights game was that universes Eggman.

Amy collects Sonic dolls.
She really loves Sonic.

Cream's real name is Misty
See the Dorklybits video "Tails Can't Die".

The Iblis somehow wound up in Mighty
During the retcon of 06, the Iblis went to Mighty. That's why we don't see him anymore.

Tails has No Biological Sex, but prefers being called male. However, he will refer to himself as female in latin languages to avoid confusion with "Tails" being a feminine word in those languages.

When Classic Eggman turned nice
...He eventually got smarter and smarter until he became the Duke of Solenna. Later, a sample of his sperm went to the SATAM universe to create Sally.
  • Dafuq?

All of the Sonic characters have a counterpart in Blaze's dimension.
Eggman has Eggman Nega, so it could be expected that the other characters have a counterpart as well, and that we've already seen some of them. Blaze is either Sonic or Knuckles, while Marine is definitely Tails.
  • Silver is Big and the Iblis or Ifrit is Froggy.
    • As Iizuka confirmed Nega is from the future (and thus not Eggman's counterpart), this means Eggman's real counterpart is unknown. Maybe a lean, clean-shaven guy with messy hair and Nerd Glasses?

Eggman's been taking it easy on purpose.
Generations plot follows on from Sonic Colours, wherein Eggman finds the Time eater in space. He goes back into his own past, and recruits his past self to go through this plot. However, he already knew it was going to fail. After all, he had been here before, when he was younger, and his future self came back to visit him and help him out with the Time Eater. Both Past Eggman and Future Eggman know they will fail already, but they have to go through with it because You Can't Fight Fate.

However, upon his return to the past, Past Eggman knows that he will go through all these schemes which he knows will fail, as there's no reason to endure the scheme in Generations otherwise. But since he also knows all his schemes up to that point, and knows they're innevitable losses, he puts no effort into them, knowing full well that for the time loop to occur he has to fail all those times. So he's giving it minimum effort, just enough to convince Sonic that he's a threat, and rather than actively trying to kill Sonic, he just goes about enjoying the fun of the fight, rather than seriously fighting, hence why Sonic wins so often. Sonic has literally had it easy, because Eggman knows he cannot win for the timeline to work until he's done with the Time Eater in Generations.

  • Which means Eggman will be a far bigger threat than before after Generations, since he no longer has to hold back.

The Hedgehog DNA donor for Project Shadow was a descendant of Lancelot
Hence Shadow's resemblance.

Game Sonic is a prince like Sonic Underground Sonic
And he also returns Amy's feelings, but hasn't told her because he needs to make sure she'll be a good co-ruler before he can take the relationship further.

Why Maria was more powerful in Shadow the Hedgehog than Sonic Adventure 2
She had these powers all along, but she refused to show them in Sonic Adventure 2.

The Blaze from 06 is a paid impersonator of the Rush version
Like an Elvis Impersonator.

Robotnik died at the end of Sonic 1
The reason he outran Sonic was that he was a ghost.

Eggman Nega was never from the Sol Dimension in the first place
Eggman Nega came from the future to try to get Blaze. When he found out the one from Rush was not the one from 06 (via genetic test), he went back to the future.
  • Confirmed: Iizuka clarified he was from Silver's future. Nothing was said about how or why he went to the Sol Dimension however.

Adding to that, the Eggman Nega you see is Actually a Doombot.
Eggman Nega was aware of his ancestor's willingness to be part of the action, but decided to send robot duplicates of him to do the work. The Eggman Nega you say are actually sophisticated robot copies with Nega's personality, designed to help conquer/destroy the world of the past/alternate universe while Eggman Nega deals with his own time period. This may explain not only his Multiple-Choice Past, but why he manages to come back to future games even after being sealed in a card/Ifrit's dimension. The real Eggman Nega may not even resemble Eggman. Given his contempt for his ancestor, I expect the real Eggman Nega to be rather skinny.

Each of the characters (except maybe Knuckles) have a counterpart on Blaze's world, though their species isn't necessarily the same.

    Part 7 
Cheese is Chaos
1. Cheese does not appear with Cream in SA:DX
  • Cream and Cheese never seem to intentionally separate meaning that sonic advance 2 takes place after sonic adventure

2. Cheese is incredibly powerful

  • Cream is able to use Cheese like a weapon in almost every game she's playable in, He obliterates everything

3. Chaos is implied to originally be a Chao

4. Chao's can reincarnate when they die happily

  • It seems that when Chaos died he was at the very least satisfied

5. Cheese never seems to age

  • As he is around Cream at nearly all times he should be aging rapidly

6. Using an obscure method involving reincarnating twice Chao can, in fact, become immortal

  • These particular Chao are called CHAOS Chao

Chip was just a vessel for Light Gaia

Chip used to be an ordinary chihuahua dog. However, Light Gaia did the same thing that Dark Gaia did to the phoenix. Ultimately, Chip really did die in the battle against Dark Gaia, but not Light Gaia. In reality, Light Gaia is an Eldritch Abomination just as bad as Dark Gaia.

  • The Gaia Colossus is Light Gaia's body. The world being broken apart prematurely split it apart, and Light Gaia used the Chip body to fix it.

Rouge is just human

The progressive commercial shows Flo as a cartoon character through Sonic's eyes.

Sonic still has Dark Gaia in him
It is never stated that Dark Gaia's influence has left him. Fits with Blaze still having Iblis and Ifrit.
  • Dark Gaia becoming complete after taking the part of him inside Sonic makes it pretty clear Sonic has no more influence from him. And little mention of Iblis is made after '06, let alone on him being in Blaze. And NOTHING, NOWHERE suggests Blaze has the Ifrit in her.
  • If you take the idea that Dark and Light Gaia are the sources of Chaos Energy, Sonic has Dark Gaia in him whenever he accesses the negative side of the Chaos Emeralds.

Sonic is the son of Lola Bunny and Roadrunner.
Bugs Bunny and Lola get married and decide they want to have a kid, but they find out that Bugs is infertile so Roadrunner becomes a surrogate father. The baby inherits both parents' physical traits, as well as Roadrunner's speed and agility and Bugs's personality.

The Metarex Saga is a fictional adventure written by Chris, because he wants to have another adventure with Sonic and Co.
Hence Chris' sudden competence, most of the characters being Out of Character (Well, more than usual for Sonic X) at one point or another, and the sci-fi theme... It is, quite plausibly, something a young teenager would think up.

Vector is Charmy's legal guardian.
Charmy's parents are nowhere to be seen, Vector's the only legal adult in his life. Before you bring up Tails as a counter-example, it's possible that Tails is legally emancipated; he's shown to have his own house in Sonic Battle, and he has the maturity and skills to support himself, being an engineer/inventor might be an actual job that brings food to his table. Can you imagine Charmy living on his own?

Continuing on the above, Charmy was abandoned by his mother.
Charmy Bee is supposed to be a male bee. However male bees are lethargic and don't have offensive stingers, while Charmy is hyper and has a stinger like a worker bee. The Hive Queen of his people saw him as a freak against nature, and booted him out. Vector decided to look after him, but since male bees die after mating Charmy can't comprehend the idea of a father figure, so he just annoys Vector out of confusion.

The storybook games, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, and other such spinoffs are the results of Silver taking antidepressants after all those terrible things in the main games
Notice how he always seems to be happy in them, yet in the main and portable games he (in order) watched cities being destroyed, humiliated on a regular basis, lost his girlfriend to a self-commited human sacrifice to a flame creature, rewrote time but did not get the girl back and the cities are sill in ruins, and most recently getting crushed by a big boulder... Blaze still loving him? Necrophilia on the part of Silver and Blaze's mangled, charred, bloody, half-eaten corpse (thanks Ifrit). Eggman Nega's occasional appearance? Silver using his mementos of him as a punching bag. The 06 and Rush Blazes appearing to be the same? His refusal to accept 06 Blaze's demise. Rouge and Omega as 1-dimensional bad guys? I don't really know, maybe they never really warmed up to him or he accosiates them with Iblis and Ifrit too much.

Sonic and his friends are all a single species.
That is, Sonic and his friends are supposed to be anthropomorphic animals with the same basic body shape (including noodly appendages, rounded bodies and toeless feet), but the "species" they're supposed to look like is purely aesthetic. This explains why they can be paired up with characters that are supposed to be a different species. Also...

Eggman is the same species as Sonic and his friends.
Much like Sonic is an anthropomorphic hedgehog, Eggman is actually supposed to be an "anthropomorphic human". His "human" characteristics are basically Turned Up to Eleven: mainly his intelligence is greatly exaggerated and so is his bastard tendencies.

The Ifrit is the Sol Dimension
Whatever Ifrit absorbs/eats/etc goes in the Sol Dimension. This is shown by Nega being from the future here but from another dimension in the Rush games. This explains why Blaze was at Sonic's party: he had to claw her out of the Ifrit's bowels.

Knuckles inspired Capcom and CyberConnect2 to create Asura from Asura's Wrath.
Both are loners, have anger issues, rely on punching, they can fire projectiles out of their fists, have exceptional super strength, etc. It's pretty dang obvious.

Eggman Nega died of starvation
He was trapped by rubble in Sonic Rivals 2 and never seen again outside of the Mario and Sonic games.

The Echidnas modeled Emerl after Chaos and the Chao
Emerl can copy the attributes of other beings just like the Chao, and gets progressively stronger with the power of each Chaos Emerald he gains just like Chaos. Chaos, the Chaos, and the Emeralds were once in close proximity to one of the Echidna Tribes. Emerl and Chaos also both have blank eyes.

Sonic's dimension and Blaze's dimension are nigh identical, but 200 years apart.
There's two Blazes; one residing in an alternative dimension's present as a princess, one from the future as a partner in justice to Silver. Two Eggman Negas appear alongside the Blazes, with the same malicious intents. The duplicates in Sonic's dimension are 200 years into the future as seen from their Sol Dimension counterparts. The proof in this theory comes from taking this formula (where a character in the future of Sonic's dimension has a counterpart located 200 years in the past and one dimension apart) and applying it to Sonic's realm. Let's take a look at Chemical Plant: Latest and greatest in technology at the time, alternating paths that spiral around each other, and the energy source of the plant is used as a gimmick in the level. With Chemical Plant in mind, let's take a look at Sonic Rush Adventure's Machine Labyrinth; latest and greatest in techonology at the time (being the 1800's), alternating paths that spiral around each other, and the energy source of the plant (steam) is used as a gimmick in the level. Let's not forget Crystal Cavern, which looks loads like Quartz Quadrant from CD, how Plant Kingdom looks oddly familiar to Mushroom Hill from Sonic and Knuckles, and certainly not how Sky Babylon looks loads like Sky Sanctuary from Sonic 3 & Knuckles. With all of these elements and such taken into account, I have come to my conclusion: Sonic and Blaze are not counterparts. Neither are Eggman, or Eggman Nega. Sonic has a counterpart in Blaze's dimension, but he lived 200 years ago, fighting steampunk badniks against a (probably) hilariously British Doctor Ivo Rrrrrobotnik. The whole counterparts thing the Eggmen were babbling about was Eggman Nega's lie, because his name blatantly states that he is completely against Eggman's ideals, and instead of world domination, he wants world destruction - hence, Eggman Nega. And to cover him up, he lied and told his foolish ancestor that they were counterparts, while he attempts to figure out what is actually happening.

Another reason for this theory existing is that if Sonic and his friends were 200 years into the past, then that would mean Steampunk Metal Sonic, and tell me that idea doesn't sound bitchin'.

Sonic was raised by Eggman as a Tyke Bomb
This is based off of his origin story from Fleetway. Sonic was born somewhere, adopted and raised by Robotnik as an experiment. In fact, Sonic was one of his first attempts at taking over the world. He had a fascination with Hedgehogs that he shared with Professor Gerald, so he took a regular old Mobian Hedgehog and did experiments on him until he turned blue and gained Super Speed at a young age, essentially training him to be his ultimate weapon. Fortunately, Sonic realized what Eggman was doing and vowed to stop him. The fact that he was always an experiment explains why his eyes changed color between his pre-pubescent and teenage years, and why he occasionally can't speak during certain events (such as Classic Sonic being unable to speak during Sonic Generations, and Modern Sonic being unable to speak during the Progressive commercial).

The biggest reason Sonic doesn't ever talk about his history or origins is because deep down, he is ashamed of himself for actually trusting Eggman for his formative years, and almost helping him take over the world if it weren't for the fact that he still had free will even after all of his... well, experiences. He's also worried that others learning about where he came from would cause them to distrust him or assume that he was The Mole this whole time.

Sonic Adventure 2 was going to be Metal Sonic's origin story, and Shadow was the substitute.
This theory was partially inspired by this video, particually Metal Sonic being the only playable character hacked in that doesn't cause the game to glitch the victory jingle. Then consider the fact that Shadow is often referred to more as a robot than an organic android. Isn't it a little strange that it would only take a few tweaks to the story to wedge Metal Sonic in Shadow's place, considering they're both made by the Robotnik family (and don't get started on the Fanon of Shadow rebuilt by Eggman) and misplaced identity issues?

Sonic Chronicles is the prequel to Sonic Rivals 2
While the anthros were fighting Ix, Eggman somehow found or created Ifrit and used it to conquer the world. When the furries return to their own dimension, Eggman's blast kills them. Afterward, Robotnik rules with an iron fist and either clones himself or has a child which is Eggman Nega, or Eggman Nega's ancestor. Ifrit kills Robotnik, and plunges the world into chaos. A couple of centuries later, Silver is born. This Silver is the same one that's in Rivals, and the ending of Rivals 2 prevents Chronicles from ever happening, which means that Shade and the rest of her clan are still sealed away.

Sonic and Amy are actually siblings.
Amy's pre-Adventure appearance was basically a pink Sonic with a skirt. They both have green eyes post-Adventure, and green eyes aren't very common. Plus, they're both hedgehogs. They were separated during childhood for whatever reason. Amy doesn't know/remember being Sonic's sibling, and mistakes her long-lost emotions for him as romantic love rather than sibling-love. Sonic remembers, though, which is why he always turns her down, he doesn't want to date his little sister. Why he doesn't tell her they're siblings...well, I got nothing. But yeah.

Silver is Shadow's son from the future.
I'm surprised this wasn't on this page already. It's mostly Sonic and the Black Knight that makes people think this. In Arthurian Legend, Sir Galahad is the (albeit illegitimate) son of Sir Lancelot. In Black Knight, Shadow is Lancelot, and Silver is Galahad. Shadow's immortal (but he never ages...), so it's possible that sometime 186 years down the road Shadow will settle down with someone and thus, Silver is born.

Chris was conceived and born as a result of a secret affair his mother, Lindsey, had with Eggman, years ago.

Lindsey cheated on her husband, Nelson, with Eggman years before the events of Sonic X, and before she became famous. The affair eventually led to her conceiving Chris. Shortly after telling Eggman she was pregnant, she never saw him again, until the mass Chaos Control incident transported him and Sonic to Earth, at the beginning of the series.

Eggman actually did know how and has traveled between Earth and Mobius, before the series started, whether it was by a form of space travel or teleportation. He just did it in absolute secrecy, so nobody, not even his own robots, would be aware of it. He was planning on first conquering Sonic's planet. Then conquer Earth, next, when he had a world wide army and empire in his hands. The times he acts surprised about being born on Earth, or making claims that he's never been there before, is an act he's putting up. Eggman was lying the whole time, on-camera. He did not want anybody, organic or robot, knowing about it at all, until he could make his next move. He also didn't want to get dragged on Maury for a paternity test, while on Earth, if he was aware that Chris was his son. The reason Eggman couldn't easily go back to Mobius as he's done in the past, was due to Earth and Mobius becoming one, at the time.

As for Lindsey not saying anything; Eggman most likely looked different, at the time she hopped in bed with him years ago, and probably didn't immediately recognize him away years later. She also didn't want Nelson finding out that she cheated on him, and that Chris really wasn't his son. She really didn't want Chris to find out about Eggman being his biological father, the most! Not to mention how fast the media and tabloids would be all over the scandal. So she kept her lips completely sealed.

Chris resembles Eggman more, compared to his assumed father, Nelson Thordndyke. So the possibility of him and Eggman being related to each other is not that farfetched.

Chris, and his mother's side of the family, are decedents of the Robotnik family.

Chris' physical resemblance to Eggman was already mentioned above. He has the same exact hair color as Eggman(if his mustache is anything to go by, when he still/if had hair), same eye color(according to Sega and the 2006 model, Eggman's eyes are blue), and like Eggman, he ends up having a knack for inventing all sorts of certain gadgets when he grows up. There was also how he reminded Shadow of Maria.

It could be very possible that either the parents of Eggman, or the parents of Maria, ended up fathering/mothering a second child, but had to give it up for whatever reason. Or one of the fathers cheated on their wives, and ended up getting another women pregnant with his child, who would go and someday father/mother Lindsey and Sam. Gerald himself could have even fathered a third, but illegitimate, child, with another women, and wasn't aware of it. This third illegitimate child would then grow up and conceive the mother/father of Lindsey and Sam.

  • The info cards that pop up between scenes in the Japanese version have an interesting discrepancy. If you look at the age/DOB for Chris's father, and grandfather, there are only twelve years between them. It's highly unlikely that Chuck became a father when he was twelve years old, which brings up the possibility of adoption...

The Sol Dimension is The Other Side, Ifrit is a Friend.
Sonic got Blaze back from the Other Side by a contract with the fellow.

SATAM Robotnik is Game Robotnik's Heartless, the Sonic 2006 version is his Nobody
Explains how much uglier and more ruthless SATAM Robotnik is compared to Game Robotnik.

Robotnik's eyes are black with red pupils
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) has been declared non-canon, so why not?
  • ...Time travel doesn't work like that. Just because Sonic 06's story was removed from continuity via time travel, that doesn't make the game literally non-canon any more than the first portion of the first Back to the Future film. Please explain how erasing Solaris from existence would alter Eggman's eyes. Plus Sonic Advance says hi.

Robotnik's eyes are black with red pupils due to a mishap.
When someone goes Super, their eyes become red. When researching the Chaos Emeralds, Robotnik wanted to absorb their power and gain a Super Mode to fight Sonic. However machinery couldn't process the Chaos Energy correctly, so Eggman only got partial chaos powers(hence the super-strength and speed despite being very fat, and red pupils. The black eyes are a result of both using corrupted Chaos Energy and utilizing its negative side.

Eggman is blind.
His glasses are actually cybernetic eyes, which allow him to see. The reason why his modern self seems to have his glasses extremely close to his eyes is because, some time between the Classic series and Sonic Adventure, Eggman lost his sight.

Versions of Robotnik with black eyes and red pupils aren't entirely human.
Think about it: all versions of Robotnik with said eyes have had something off about them. SaTAM Robotnik is already a cyborg and actually thrives off pollution, along with being a mutated human in the Archie comics. Sonic the Comic Robotnik was already confirmed to not be entirely human; being the effective Superpowered Evil Side of Ovi Kintobor. This just leaves the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Robotniks-the latter has a pointy head, which could either be simply Deranged Animation, or considering no proper human has been seen, it could be a mutation.

Vector is Charmy's legal guardian.
Despite being only 6, it's apparently okay for Vector to look after him, and there's no sign of his parents in sight. Despite being incredibly annoying and frustrating for him, he hasn't been fired from Team Chaotix. As for where his parents are? Well, the mother would be the queen bee, and would be too busy ruling a hive to look after Charmy. The father, however, dies after mating. His father? If you take Knuckles Chaotix as canon, it might be the original Charmy, which would go to explain why Charmy was 16. Yes, I know that means Charmy would be 4 instead of 6, but remember that anthropomorphic animals and even humans are much stronger here than in Real Life-Charmy's father may have survived some time after mating, and Vector decided to look after his kid.

Helen is Doctor Eggman's niece
First of all, there's the fact that she looks so much like Maria, also she has a similar personality to Maria, in that they are both sweet girls, so Helen's father could very well go by the name of Collin Kintorbor Sr.

Rouge was once human, but she got oozed and became what she is today.


  • Realistic bats show up in Sonic Adventure 2
  • She has no fur except on her head, as well as a much more humanoid structure.
    • following this theory Sonic and company could all be mutants

GUN is a secret organization, not a publicly known one.
Nobody other than the heroes/villians/GUN officials seem to mention it, it doesnt appear on any media, and its HQ is an underground fortress. Must be getting quite the black budget to be able to develop these machines to use in their missions.

Silver's unexplained return to the past was caused by the ending of Generations.
Let's think about this for a moment. The two Eggmen finally manage to leave the void, except they end up... in the future. Or, more precisely, the year that Silver turned 15. It can be safe to assume that technology evolved - beyond what existed in the games, which is saying a LOT - and thus, Eggman younger and older discover a time-traveling machine. Silver, who would have immediately recognized them - due to the legends about Sonic the Hedgehog, how Eggman was such a great threat to Mobius, and all... - and decided to follow one of them. He decided to follow the older Eggman, which successfully returns to Sonic's time period. Then, Silver decides to follow him to the past, or Sonic's present. ...And he basically becomes stuck there, which makes this a rather tragic way for him to reappear, but still believable.
  • Bonus points if Silver knows there are statues of himself in the future, created to honor him if he saved the world with Sonic and Shadow in Sonic's present time.

Most of the heroes' respective IQ's exceed that of Eggman's.

Sonic Keeps Dr Eggman/Robotnik Alive/Free For His Personal Amusement.

Sonic clearly has no 'roots' in the game universe except for brief hints at it in the manuals; he doesn't have a visible job or place of residence because he enjoys the freedom and thrill of being on the move. He also enjoys adventure and doing good and as such he needs an excuse for all this, and who better than Dr Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnik? He provides a spice and a purpose to Sonic's life and because Sonic knows that Robotnik is only affably evil and that his inability to learn from his mistakes means that Sonic and his friends will always be able to beat him. Of course Robotnik will occasionally step up his game and cause more serious destruction (like cracking apart the entire planet) but Sonic's attitude and youthful naivety overlooks this and certainly so far he hasn't failed to stop Robotnik yet so why should he bother to make certain that Robotnik cannot cause harm again despite having many opportunities to do so? Conversely when more serious threats appear such as Dark Gaia Sonic is far less lenient in dealing with them.

  • This theory is far more apparent in Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog where Robotnik is nothing more than a Punch-Clock Villain whom Sonic could have easily have had imprisoned many times.

Knuckles abandons his duty to be a free person.
This may be the reason why he hasn't guard the Master Emerald that much and why he's a random tag along for Sonic. Having to stay in a floating island alone with a solitary task, Knuckles has been envious of the freedom Sonic has, but he tries to avoid the temptation in going out to see the world because if he does, then he will put the Master Emerald in danger and will disgrace the echidna race. Then along came Sonic Heroes and he has given into the temptation by joining Sonic and Tails in their adventures. Not to mention that his bond with Sonic and Tails are also what got him to come out of his shell. In Sonic Unleashed, he didn't appear because he returns to Angel Island and knew he let down the echidna race, but to his surprise, the Master Emerald was still there unharmed. But he vows to never abandon his destiny ever again and will try harder to resist the temptation to go out the world. (Cue to him attending Sonic's birthday party).
  • Alternatively, he's realized that, no matter what he does, the day will be saved. Or there's tons of turrets and stuff. Or, since we really haven't seen it much, Chaos took his old job back.

Silver was frustrated.
Silver was reintroduced in the Sonic Rivals series, but this time, he is rude and hostile to everyone he meets. But the reason why he was like that stems from his frustration over how his future remains exactly as it is. He has been time-traveling before he met Sonic and the others to save the future countless times, but no matter how many times he has corrected the past, there's still something wrong with the future. This takes a toll on Silver and he becomes frustrated and bitter to the point of lashing out at others for no reason (assuming that there a few people who reside at his timeline), alienating them at the process. Then we fast forward to Rivals and he is even more determined to save his future, which means that he has to fight against those whom he believes are hindering his mission in saving the future, which best explains his attitude towards Sonic and the others. Come Rivals 2, he has to deal with the Ifrit in his future, and returns to the past yet again. He teams up with Espio, whom he was suspicious towards at first, but begins to work well with him, but his attitude towards the other characters didn't change. After defeating Eggman Nega and the Ifrit, Silver then realizes that his frustrations got the better of him and was ashamed of his behavior towards those he was close with in his timeline as well as towards Sonic and the others and sought to make amends with them. Sonic and Tails were probably the ones to forgive Silver, though it's unknown if the others did.

Chaos is an allegory of God.
Chaos' wrath towards the echidnas harming the Chao and the destruction of Station Square was akin to God's wrath against humanity and their sins and the destruction of corrupted cities (i.e, Sodom and Gomorrah) and the many killings of the wicked. Also, Chaos is more along the lines of an entity who destroys all evil, which brings to the assumption that the people in Station Square were corrupt (there's Casinopolis where people are extremely addicted to gambling, and Chaos doesn't take kindly to that).

"Sonic" is a nickname
Sonic's name really is a big Meaningful Name. Not all hedgehog's seem to be super fast so why would his parents name their newborn that? Tails is a nickname and "Miles" is an actual name. Knuckles parents probably named him after the spikes on his knuckles.
  • We don't know anything about Sonic's family in game continuity(or any major character but Eggman, oddly enough). Its possible that his speed is inherited, and his family had names relevant to speed as well.
  • Maybe I'm mistaken, but wasn't his real name in the Archie comics revealed to be Sonny? At least, I remember his grandfather calling him that, but it could also be a pet name and not his actual name.

Eggman is part-walrus.
Along with being a reference to "I Am The Eggman", it would explain his apperance. Despite being ridiculously fat, Eggman is athletic-walruses have a bunch of blubber, but are ferocious fighters. His Badass Moustache isn't just inherited from Gerald, but his walrus ancestry. The Gonk-ish apperance is a consequence of being a human-looking walrus hybrid. Of course, this means his mother is a walrus.
  • This fits with the WMG that he's related to Jamie from Mythbusters.

Shadow actually is a robot-Eggman just lied to him as a boost of confidence.
By all rights Shadow should have been paralysed by Black Doom's gas, especially considering that if he's a part of the Black Arms, Black Doom should have even more control over him(its highly implied that he's mind-controlling his own soldiers). But he isn't. Why? "Shadow" isn't truly alive, but actually a highly sophisticated Shadow Android designed to think and feel like Shadow. The reason for the amnesia? Eggman could only put in what he knows about Shadow's memories, so there are gaps. Having fur and outward biological appearance? Eggman couldn't have Shadow falling into the Uncanny Valley. Flanderization? Eggman can't copy the genuine aspect of Shadow's personality. The reason why Shadow doesn't ask questions to anyone is because Eggman can't have him finding out that he's a fake. Now why did Eggman go to all the trouble of recreating Shadow, beyond the obvious power usage? After Rouge managed to play The Mole, Eggman realised the value of espionage and thus created the perfect Evil Knockoff-one who actually thinks he's the real thing, looks the part perfectly and can exploit that knowledge to full effect. The original already having the disease immunity and agelessness of a machine was just an added benefit. The problem was that the replicate Shadow was too much like the original, and immediately tried to rebel. Eggman built E-123 Omega to lock him, and decided instead to make a robot that could disguise as anyone, but wouldn't have the rebellious personality: Neo Metal Sonic. Unfortunately for Eggman, Metal Sonic already had a rebellious personality-turning him into the T-1000 gave him an opening.

Amy was adopted and raised by a human family.
Unlike the other characters, who are named "Word the Animal", Amy has a normal "human" name, and it's shown in Sonic Adventure that she lives in Station Square. It would also explain the faith in humanity that she demonstrates in Sonic Adventure 2 when speaking to Shadow.
  • Tails seems was adopted as well. His biological parents were freaked out due his mutation and abandoned him. Then he was found by human family Prower, adopted and named Miles.

The failsafe that Dr. Gerald programmed into Emerl was a power cap.
Think about the way Emerl works. After importing all those libraries, which are probably the bulk of the project, really the main file of the program should only need a few lines. I have no idea how it would work syntactically, but in plain English, it would basically work out to the following:

1. Seek out situations where it seems practical to perform a technique you have learned, favoring the more powerful over the less.2. Proceed to do what seems practical, regardless of whether the search in the above step succeeded.3. If someone with whom you have formed a "link" is issuing you an instruction, regard it as practical to obey.4. If you observe a technique, learn it.5. If you have just learned a technique more powerful than any you have ever seen, form a "link" with whoever taught it to you.6. Jump back to line 1.

Now, what's the problem here? The problem is that Emerl's behavior is all about power. He doesn't prefer certain kinds of power over other kinds; he just obeys and emulates raw power, in any form he can find it. I think the failsafe Gerald programmed in must have been a certain "line 0," declaring an upper cap to Emerl's understanding of power, as follows:

0. Always remember that there is no power greater than the power to "bring hope to humanity."

This would effectively invoke a new thread to be executed in parallel with the six steps that were to follow. The alternative thread would go like this:

1. Seek to learn how to "bring hope to humanity."2. For all techniques learned via the previous step, bypass normal power-assigning functions and instead blindly regard the aforementioned techniques as being of the greatest power of which you can conceive.3. If you are reminded to "bring hope to humanity," wipe all memory and reboot (this to prevent thread-related bugs).4. Jump back to line 1.

This could explain what happened when Eggman showed Emerl the power to destroy an entire planet: Emerl discovered a power so powerful that he could not conceive of any greater power. Through Gerald's injected thread, he had already discovered such a power: the power to "bring hope to humanity." Since he regarded them as equally powerful, he attempted to manifest both techniques at the same time: the technique of bringing hope to humanity, and the technique of destroying humanity. This would explain his highly erratic behavior as trying to carry out two opposing directives at once, and his pre-mortem speech as reverting to the directive of bringing hope to humanity after he was no longer able to destroy it. As for his self-destruction sequence, it was probably because of hardware damage.

If Silver is descended from Shadow, then 06 Blaze is descended from Sonic.

Somewhere along the line, Sonic ended up having a child with Blaze. Due to Blaze's royal genetics/reincarnation, their great great granddaughter ends up looking exactly like Blaze, and having the same abilities, and is named after her great great grandmother because of this.

And if you still subscribe to the theory that 06 took place before Rush, and Blaze was sealed in the Sol Dimension at the end of Silver's story, then it's simple; Blaze is her own great great grandma.

Sonic is a Stepford Smiler.
The reason why Sonic is the cocky, overly confident, thrill-seeking, fun-loving hedgehog that everyone knows him to be is because he has a share of very terrible events that happened to him when he was a kid. Because he doesn't want to keep the images of those horrible memories in his mind, he uses a positive, if somewhat prideful, attitude to use as a means of forgetting them. He puts this new attitude to test as he first began his war against Eggman, and it does seem to be working, but his issues catch up with him. Gradually, Sonic's angst-ridden issues slowly decreases as he wins over a lot of friends to help him in his adventures. While he hasn't completely got over the demons of his past, Sonic isn't going to allow them to catch up with him now that he's been hanging out with his friends as well as having fun battling his mustached adversary.


    Part 8 
Sonic really is smarter than he looks
It's not intelligence in the traditional sense, but Sonic's required secondary superpowers require:

  • An ability to observe his environment in detail while sprinting past it.
  • Intuitive understanding of his relation to objects in terms of 3D space, while sprinting past it.
  • An ability to appropriately react to obstacles while moving at this speed, which further entails...
  • Crazygood motor skills.
  • Split-second decision making.
so he sees, observes, perceives, processes, reacts, coordinates and makes decisions at a speed no-one else does.

Sonic's speed is a Charles Atlas Superpower
As opposed to some non-game materials where his powers are more "super", Game! Sonic is an athlete and is actually very healthy. Chillidogs are a temptation to say the least, but the occasional helping of something fattening doesn't really harm anyone.

I raise this largely because there seems to be no other explanation, Knuckles too just seems to be just be strong because he trained that way, Tails can fly with his Tails because he learned how.

There's a slight hole in this in that Sonic is very rarely shown panting,suggesting it does not cause exertion, but this could be an oversight, Sega don't seem to direct whether or not he should be, and if the animator decides he's panting then he is. [In the 06 opening his mouth is definitely open when he runs.]

  • If my hypothesis is correct, this could have some interesting implications for Sonic having Logical Weakness: He would essentially be a humming bird, on the constant brink of starvation, he would be prone to blood sugar crashes, muscle wastage and other fun stuff. It could also suggest his love of running is habit-formed, having become a part of his biology over the years, deprivation would cause a form of withdrawal. That isn't likely something Sega would ever experiment with tough.

Tails is actually a manipulative villan
Yes. From the start in sonic 2. Sega's even been trying to push the boundries of it with Sonic Colours, and now Sonic Lost World.

Sonic is intentionally playing hard-to-get with Amy.
Running away from people is just what he does, and if she wants to be a serious companion, she'll simply have to put up with it. That's what Tails did, and if Sonic didn't find any value in her pursuit, why wouldn't he just tell her to stop?

Tails enhanced himself with bionic implants.
With his extreme intelligence and aptitude to build machines, he would certainly be able to do so. This would explain why he has two tails and how he can use them to fly: because those are not actually his tails, they are helicopter blades, designed to look like tails, that he implanted on himself.

If Amy had elemental powers like Sonic, Tails and Knuckles, they would revolve around water.
Sonic has a love/hate relationship with water, it often overpowers fire and dirt, and it's a good conductor of electricity. Good luck tying it into her pink color scheme though. I guess you could hammer home Mega Mack.

Eggman had reprogrammed Shadow to be a ruthless Anti-Hero.
After finding Shadow on the ground after using all of his Chaos Energy to stop the ARK from crashing to earth, Eggman takes him to his base and plans to reprogram him to serve his goal to rule the world. Not only has Eggman made him even more powerful, but also programmed him to be the violent, ruthless killing machine, since after all, Eggman himself is ruthless when it comes to reaching for his objectives. Eventually, as Rouge released him from his stasis tube, Shadow doesn't remember anything after that fall from space, and even so, he has such a cold disposition as what Eggman had programmed him to be. Later on, memories of the past had triggered him to lose the urge in serving Eggman's wishes. Then in his own game, he gets his memories back, but retains the cold, uncaring, and violent Anti-Hero who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals.

A theory of Sonic character genetics
All Sonic characters, including humans, belong to the same biological species in the sense that they can reproduce with each other to create fertile offspring. Every member of this species contain sets of genes necessary to develop into a hedgehog, a fox, an echidna, a human, etc. in their genomes, but by default these genes are dormant and never get expressed during embryonic development. In each individual, which one of these gene sets gets expressed is determined by a single gene with one H ("hedgehog") allele, one f ("fox") allele, one e ("echidna"), one h ("human"), and so on for each pseudo-species. note 

Like all sexually reproducing organisms, Sonic characters inherit one allele from each parent for every gene, including the "species"-determining one. Which of those two genes overrides the other and becomes responsible for each individual's physical characteristics is determined by a hierarchy of gene dominance. note  The reason that H, the "hedgehog" allele, is capitalized is because it's at the top of the hierarchy - in other words, any Sonic character with a hedgehog as a parent will be a hedgehog. This explains why there seem to be more hedgehog anthros than foxes, bats, crocodiles, etc. Humans only vastly outnumber the other "species" because their culture has a taboo against romantic relationships with anthros, and as a result their gene pool is mostly isolated.

Now let's talk about Amy. Ever wondered why she has a human-sounding first name, uses a human surname instead of calling herself "Amy the Hedgehog", and has her head-quills styled in a human-like haircut? My guess is that one of her parents was a hedgehog, and the other was a human with the last name Rose. Her "species" genotype was Hh, so she developed as a hedgehog. Something went wrong in her family, however, and she wound up being raised solely by her human parent in human society. This might also explain why she's slower than a lot of the anthros - humans can't run fast, so they wouldn't have been able to teach her how to harness her natural speed when she was young as effectively as another anthro would have.

If we assume that this system applies to alien DNA as well note , we can also use it to explain why Shadow looks like a hedgehog and not a hedgehog-Black Arms hybrid. The b ("Black Arms") allele inherited from Black Doom was overridden by the H from the hedgehog who donated the rest of Shadow's DNA, and Black Doom's genes were only expressed in subtle ways instead of having a major impact on Shadow's appearance.

As an optional add-on to this theory, Chao are also part of the main Sonic-character species, but their c ("Chao") allele is at the very bottom of the dominance hierarchy and doesn't activate any of the gene sets that cause an individual to develop into a specific "species". These genes can be expressed to a small degree after the Chao's birth via physical exposure to someone who already has them expressed, however, hence the Chao in the Sonic Adventure games absorbing traits from whoever interacts with them in the Chao garden.

Shahra is actually Scheherazade.
  • All the named characters were said to be based on actual characters from the Arabian Nigh. Ali Baba, Sinbad and King Shahryar make appearances. Sonic is hinted to be Aladdin, while Erazor Djinn is hinted to be Aladdin's genie. What about Shahra? For starters, the fact that King Shahryar exists in the Arabian Nights implies that Scheherazade does as well. Plus, Scheherazade is the one telling the stories, which means she knows everything about the Arabian Nights (she creates them so King Shahryar will keep her alive). As a result, she's as much a Reality Warper as any genie, which explains why she became a genie here. Also, "Shahra" sounds an awful lot like the first few syllables of "Scheherazade", don't you think?

Shadow has a very different personality during peacetime.
You know that thing where the audience is introduced to a relaxed, happy character who, when the times get rough, go harder than anything? Shadow is like that. His interactions with Maria hint at a fairly calm, contemplative, even easygoing personality. He just takes serious situations extremely seriously, partially due to all that trauma, and we rarely if ever get to see him 'off the clock'.

On the Subject of iQs
So, how the hell does Doctor Eggman have an IQ of 300? Remember, he was at the very least alive in 1951, 4 years before the new IQ system was in place. It is outright noted on that page that it would be possible to have an IQ of 300 if one had the mental age of a 12-year old when they were 4 years old. This explains how it's even possible for Doctor Eggman to get such an IQ: he's a Child Prodigy and is too prideful to actually test again. Tails' IQ is simply given as 400 to show that he is smarter than Eggman.

Uhu the Wind Genie is Sonic's Arabian Nights counterpart.

He's blue and is famous for his speed. We never see him outside of his "ball of light form", but his true form looks like Sonic.

Sonic and Amy did date for a while before breaking up.

After finally saying yes to a date with Amy near the end of Unleashed, Sonic decided to give being Amy's boyfriend a shot. As Black Knight shows, they had fights for one reason or another. Somewhere after Sonic's birthday party, they decided to break up, but remain good friends. However, while Sonic may or may not be over it, Amy clearly isn't. Her interrupted confession in Lost World wasn't that she loved Sonic, he's heard that before. It was that she still loves him and hopes that they could one day be a couple again.

Eggman loves chao and plans to use them for an evil scheme.

Eggman loves chao, but not out of pureness. Look, he has a chao garden in his Egg Carrier and even a room full of chao (that might be a garden itself) in his mansion (as seen in Shadow The Hedgehog). He has the option in SA2 to take a break from his plans and raise chao in the garden. He even took the time out of his life to make a mech for a Dark Chao so it could it fight! However, the mech he made clues us in that this simple enjoyment of chao may not be as simple as it looks. He clearly wants to utilize chao for an evil purpose. Perhaps to power or even pilot some of his robots! Or to utilize Chaos's power still left over. Perhaps he is trying to create a Chaos Chao, a chao immortal and sttrong in every way.. and perhaps it could be worthwhile to look into how they absorb animals and chaos drives for his own creations? He has a habit of stealing chao, such as Cheese multiple times, in Sonic Unleashed, SA2's mission 3s, and Sonic Generations.

Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow, and Silver in the Sonic Rivals series invoked the Conflict Ball.
The reason why they choose to behave like Jerkasses towards each other whenever they meet in the two games instead of working together is due to each of them wanting to be the only one to save the world. In Sonic's case, he has saved the world many times and doesn't like the idea of other characters doing the same. In Knuckles' case, he wanted to be the hero of the day after years of assisting Sonic for so long; not to mention that his rivalry with him has diminished a bit and he wanted to reignite it (remember that he's envious of Sonic's popularity of his heroism). In Shadow's case, despite saving the world in his own game, he is still another one of Sonic's rivals, so why not have to beat Sonic and the others to be the one to save the day again? As for Silver, despite having to meet the three for the first time, he wanted to be only person to save his future. After all, he wouldn't be so keen on the fact that these strangers are going to save his future instead of him only. It was only until in the last level of the first game, Meteor Base Zone, where all four characters put aside their differences and save the world from Eggman (Eggman Nega in disguise). What's strange is that Sonic and Silver didn't help each other in the acts, nor did Knuckles and Shadow. Come the second game, they are all fighting each other again (accompanied by each of their companion), but in the last level of the game, they didn't bother to pull another Rivals Team Up. The reason for that is because they find working together to be boring, which is another overall reason for their fighting. After all, this has been done a lot in the past games at that time.

Eggman antagonizes Shadow because of Shadow's deception in Sonic Adventure 2.
In games such as Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Eggman seems to have a dislike for Shadow. The only answer to why is because in Sonic Adventure 2, Eggman founded Shadow and later found out that Shadow want to help him rule the world, but found out that Shadow was using him to destroy the world. Despite Shadow's Heel–Face Turn and Heroic Sacrifice, Eggman, despite respecting him for that, still holds some resentment for his deception. Now you're wondering why would one of Eggman's robots find Shadow and why did Eggman store him into the base. He simply did that just so he can use him for his own motives just as Shadow did to him (when necessary). And when he encounters Shadow (regardless of whether or not Shadow helped him in one of the missions), all that Eggman does is oppose him, even going as far as to manipulate him by telling him that he has no past (again, another way to get back at Shadow for tricking him). After Shadow regains his memories, Eggman, despite still disliking him, seems to have some degree of respect for him due to being one of the heroes to defend the world from greater threats, which is the same way he holds for Sonic. Whenever they cross paths, Eggman will either use Shadow to advance his goals for world domination, or oppose him if he gets in his way.

Shadow is indirectly responsible for Knuckles' infamous Flanderization and personality change
The behind the scenes reason that Sonic Team Flanderized Knuckles to the point of becoming a parody of himself after Sonic Adventure 2 is that after introducing Shadow, they felt it would be redundant for Sonic to have two serious and stoic rivals. So from Heroes onwards, they changed Knuckles into a more comical character by exaggerating his naivety and replacing his stoicity with a boisterous, quick tempered personality.

Sonic characters DO have toes
They're just covered by fur, making their feet look toe-less. This is why the characters are shown having toe bones when they get electrocuted in the All-Stars Racing series. Presumably, their fingers would likewise be covered by fur and make their hands look fingerless if they were smaller and the characters didn't wear gloves.

In the alternate universe in Sonic and the Black Knight, the Knights of the Round Table, Blacksmith, and Nimue used to be humans before being cursed by King Arthur
In this picture, Nimue was shown as a human.

Sonic has been battling depression for at least a few years.
Based off of the "Sonic is a Stepford Smiler" theory some ways above. Meta stuff aside, it's quite plausible for Sonic to be inwardly depressed to some degree - his humour, laid-back attitude and eagerness to give Eggman grief by foiling his evil plans and trashing his stuff are all his coping mechanisms to help him take his mind off it. He doesn't show it most of the time, nor does he tell any of his friends how he's actually feeling because he doesn't want to make them worry about him.

Pinpointing an estimate as to where exactly this started off, a likely time this would start would be around the events of Sonic Unleashed, in part due to his Werehog form and the fact that his arrogance bit him in the ass in the opening - in one cutscene, he even becomes down at the fact that Amy doesn't recognise him in his Werehog form, and though it's not exactly explicitly seen from him since then, it's still lingered around in him. However, because of his friends and his adventures, for the most part, he could forget his depression and possible insecurity problems and could enjoy being himself, not having to worry about it cropping back up again. Then Sonic Lost World happened.

Shadow is a cyborg.
Eggman was telling a half-lie when he said he made him as an android. When Shadow fell from space he tough enough to not burn up in re-entry, though was pretty badly mangled and missing a limb or two. The good doctor rebuilt him by using the Shadow androids he was working on to replace what he lost. The amnesia comes from part of his skull being metal, and the chamber Rouge finds him in was a healing chamber ala Dragonball Z. Dr Eggman isn't alien to the subject of cybernetics considering he can power his robots with animals, however initially relented on roboticizing the rest of Shadow because the immortal, disease cure-all biological parts were too important. Black Doom was unable to control him because he's part machine and can better resist poisons.

Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is the Fastest Man Alive.
He is capable of outrunning Sonic and other characters. He has access to the Speed Force to help him with his speed. No other known humans are capable of matching his speed.

Why else it would be called a "club" when it's actually a casino?

Sonic is a Hypocrite.
Sonic says it's better that a world end rather then staying stagnant in Sonic and The Black Knight. Yet he doesn't allow that to happen in other games such as Sonic Battle, Sonic Adventure Sonic Adventure 2 or Sonic Lost World.
  • I think what Sonic meant by this is that it would be better for a world to end naturally than to be never-ending (the flower Sonic presents to Merlina could perhaps serve as a clue to this). And what do all four of those games mentioned have in common? The world would have ended by force (either through an Earth-Shattering Kaboom or an Apocalypse How as part of an Evil Plan) as opposed to ending naturally. That is what Sonic opposes, not necessarily the idea of the world ending at all.

Blaze and Jet are siblings.
knockabiller thought about how Percival and Lamorak were brother and sister in Sonic and The Black Knight and rolled with it. She also came up with a related theory about Babylonians coming from the Sol Dimension a long time ago. Although it's not my theory, I'm all for it.

Sonic got his super speed by eating a Devil Fruit.
Which also explains why he can't swim.

Knuckles isn't as gullible as he seems
He was only fooled by Eggman into thinking that Sonic is his enemy the first time. The other times, he realized on a subconscious level that Eggman was full of it, but ignored his instincts so that he had an excuse to fight Sonic. Of course, he doesn't do this out of malice, but because he enjoys fighting more than anything else, and sees Sonic as a Worthy Opponent. Plus fighting serves to distract him from his loneliness and keep him from becoming depressed, but since he's completely devoted to his duty of guarding the Master Emerald, he doesn't allow himself to outright indulge himself and go fight people for fun. So he goes along with Eggman's lies in order to deceive himself into thinking that he's doing it to protect the Master Emerald, rather than for selfish reasons. When the truth surfaces and Knuckles is seemingly enraged at Eggman, he's actually angry at himself more than anything, for going along with his deceptions despite knowing the truth deep inside, and for his own inability to comprehend why he (Knuckles) keeps doing it. This explains why in Sonic Adventure, he went off at Sonic the moment he saw him (seemingly) holding a piece of the Master Emerald, rather than asking him why he had it and what he was planning to do with it—he was subconsciously looking for an excuse to fight Sonic.

Metal Sonic exists because of time travel meddling in Sonic the Hedgehog CD.
Timeline-wise Sonic CD seems to takes place before Sonic 2, given Tails isn't present and the ending has an advertisement for that game. Metal Sonic is more advanced than the next two evil knockoffs to appear. He could just be a Super Prototype, but maybe it has something to do with the time travel plot. Dr Eggman went to the Bad Future where a more advanced robotic Sonic was present, and brought him back. Much like how Future Trunks' timeline still exists, the Bad Future still exists as an Alternate Timeline and Metal Sonic now lives in the present. As Dr Eggman has already made even more realistic Shadow Androids by Shadow the Hedgehog, he could've made a Metal Sonic in the main timeline as well, meaning there are two Metal Sonics. Two versions may explain why Metal Sonic is sometimes loyal to Eggman and doesn't show much personality, and sometimes is a Dragon with an Agenda.

It's officially Knuxouge, not Shadouge
Though they hang with each other, Rouge does not actually flirt with Shadow. She has to work with Captain Surly all day; why would she want to partner up with him permanently? However she does more obviously flirt with Knuckles. In SA2, Wild Canyon's song "Kick The Rock" involves suggestive lyrics between the two - and it is specifically rapped by Knuckles:
Yeah, Rouge, she's sexy and smooth!
A double cross spot-thief, that's out for my jewels,
I'm feelin' her in mysterious ways.
That's why I stay on point like every single day,
It also has the words:
Yo what happened, my Emeralds' gone!
Somebody gonna get theirs quick, my word is bond,
Who could'a did this, that snitch named Rouge!
When I catch her, I'ma get her with these tools,
There you are, come here little thief!
Think you gon' fly and get away quick? Uh, uh!
Give up the Emerald or die, I don't love you!
  • True, he says he doesn't love her but... Suspiciously Specific Denial, anybody?
  • The Team Dark Theme from Sonic Heroes is theoretically sung by Shadow with a few words about Rouge, but more like a skilled friend. While he says "A treasure disappears as she goes' this could mean jewels she's stolen, it could mean Rouge, or it could mean how she 'stole' Shadow himself. Either way it's far more vague.

The reason Sonic's age and personality change throughout the franchise is...
...that he ages backwards. First he was somewhat between 15 and 18,then 16 and then finally 15. That would also explain why he is adventurous and always on the move - he knows that his days are already counted and he just wants to enjoy the rest of his life as much as possible. Unless he somehow managed to stop the process,which would also explain why he doesn't age...

Eggman Nega isn't a doppelganger or Identical Grandson of Dr Eggman. He IS Eggman.
While it's not implausible that Eggman could've had descendants, Eggman Nega looks so alike to the good doctor he might as well be an older version. Even Gerald Robotnik, while initially plump and having the same fondness for mustaches and glasses, has much less cartoonish proportions. And as a Mad Scientist, Dr Eggman could probably achieve some form of immortality to live 200 years. Eggman Nega is actually Eggman's unhinged future self. We know the doctor doesn't get along with himself; Classic Eggman worries Modern Eggman is crazy, and they argue with each other in the void. A number of works like Sonic the Comic suggest that continuous defeats will make Eggman an unhinged maniac, and the "drop a sun on your enemies" is not far removed from Nega's acts as an Omnicidal Maniac. Nega is an older Eggman who figured out how to prolong his life, via Brain Uploading into a metal copy of himself and pretends to his descendant. He initially aids Eggman to help his own timeline, but eventually gets so frustrated that he decides to be his enemy. Nega hates Eggman for being his past failings, and is willing to off him because Alternate Timeline shenanigans will protect him, he hates his past enough THAT MUCH, or has become too Ax-Crazy to care. Being an Omnicidal Maniac is because if he can't rule the world, nobody will. Eggman already shows traits of a family-friendly sociopath, it's just that 200 years of insanity have eroded his standards and worsened those existing traits. The charade of being an Identical Grandson or Alternate Self is to make sure nobody can use it against him given if Eggman did father a child, it was probably before the cartoonish fat man we see in the present. Him wanting to kill Eggman is more a The Only One Allowed to Defeat You situation.

Blaze has some form of immortality.
Whatever gives her flame powers and/or her job as guardian of the Sol Emeralds. also made her The Ageless, or lets her achieve Born-Again Immortality like a phoenix. While Sonic 06's events were undone, Blaze's presence in Sonic's future wasn't related to Solaris/Iblis and Mephiles so how would her presence be affected? Rather than originating from the future, Blaze exists in Silver's future because she is over 200. Her age is normal in the present, but like some have speculated (and in Sonic the Comic Online, it's established) Knuckles has some sort of Born-Again Immortality or Reincarnation to be a guardian of the Master Emerald, so does Blaze. Eventually she gets stuck in Sonic's dimensions. Her saying "that blue hedgehog" in Sonic 06 despite her "from the Bad Future" backstory meaning she shouldn't have met Sonic yet is because she has met him, but her memory is really foggy from what happened multiple lifetimes ago, or just the natural amnesia that comes with living for 200 years. Having a form of immortality would also make her perfect for sealing Iblis away; she either can't die of natural causes, or will never stay dead, so Iblis cannot rely on its host's death or Despair Event Horizon.

The Babylon Rogues are Tengu.
Tengu are arrogant, morally ambiguous anthropomorphic bird-like creatures that use hand fans as weapons. The Babylon Rogues are arrogant, morally ambiguous anthropomorphic birds whose leader, Jet, uses a hand fan as a weapon.

The classic characters are actually the past lives/ancestors of the modern characters.
That is why they look so different (e.g. Modern Sonic has green eyes), and why some characters are exclussive to certain eras (e.g. Migthy is only found in the classic era)

Now, before anyone says "Jossed. Amy had a flashback of Sonic CD in Sonic Adventure". Notice that they are in thier modern design during the flashback, also, said flashback depicts sonic carrying Amy whilst beign chased by Metal Sonic, when it should be Metal carrying Amy. Although this is clearly a homage, I'm going to say it's just a similar unseen event that happened during the moderen era.

Also, I believe Classic Robotnik is actually Professor Gerald. That is why Shadow looks like Sonic, because Gerald based him on his old enemy.


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