Top 10 Greatest Sonic the Hedgehog Characters

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Shadow the Hedgehog
Shadow is better than Sonic in almost every respect because: 1. Sonic cannot fly, while Shadow can because of his shoes. 2. Sonic stated that he would never touch firearms, but Shadow will shoot someone without a second thought. 3. Sonic may be the fastest thing alive, but Shadow can go far faster using his shoes and Chaos Control. 4. Sonic will die eventually (although it may be a few centuries due to Sega's aging system), but Shadow is immortal. 5. Sonic may have been created first in real life, but in the games, Shadow was created around 34 years before Sonic was born, making Sonic the faker. 6. Sonic's friends are an underage fox and a gullible anteater, whereas Shadow's friends are a sexy spy/professional thief and an awesome destruction-loving robot. 7. Sonic's quills turn up when he goes super, but Shadow's are already so cool that they look the same both ways. 8. Sonic is not badass, and Shadow most certainly is. 9. While there is nothing wrong with liking Sonic, liking Shadow proves non-racism as he is black. 10. Shadow can perform Chaos Control with one emerald, while Sonic needs all seven. 11. Chaos Control is the only Chaos power Sonic can use, but Shadow has Chaos Control, Chaos Blast, Chaos Spear, Chaos Boost, and Chaos Lance. 12. Shadow is able to kill Sonic (even if he doesn't actually do it), as proven by Shadow killing Sonic in several endings to Shadow The Hedgehog. 13. Sure, Sonic can drive a transforming car, but Shadow has military-grade training in almost every vehicle you can think of. 14. The most endings to one of Sonic's games was two (Sonic CD), but Shadow is so awesome that he got 11 endings to his game, and 326 separate stories altogether. That's a lot of replay value. 15. Mephiles the Dark agrees that Shadow is more useful and powerful, as Mephiles tries to kill Sonic, but he wants Shadow to join him. 16. Shadow has gained the trust of a ROBOT created to keep him captive, which shouldn't be physically possible. 17. Sonic is fast and all, but Shadow has to wear rings that contain his true power so he doesn't destroy everything. 18. Sonic kissed a human, but Shadow (since Maria's death) has not shown romantic kindness to anyone. 19. Both of them died. Sonic came back because he was kissed. Shadow came back because he actually couldn't die. 20. Sonic's shadow just makes the ground darker, while Shadow's shadow is Mephiles (shadowception)! There are plenty more examples (especially if you count Sonic X), but my fingers hurt, so just think of any more yourself.
The reason why Shadow is cooler than Silver is that Silver fans try so hard to prove that Silver is cooler when the only thing Shadow fans have to say is that Shadow is ' Bad-ass. Enough' said. If Shadow could beat every other Sonic character Shadow would just kill everyone and who in the world wants that? Our world may be messed up but not THAT messed up. Oh and correction for you Silver Fans Silver: Last Hedgehog to fly, if he's from the future, then he wouldn't be the first one to fly. If Shadow's Actor's voice sucks, tell that to the actor. Plus that's probably just to either show how cool shadow is in comparison or to show how awesome shadow can be even with a bad voice I'm not sure because I haven't heard yet so I am just assuming. Another thing, Silver may be able to stop chaos power but Silver will never beat the Epicly Cool Awesomeness of Shadow.
I love shadow tour awesome I also agree that he is more superior than sonic because he has always been cooler than sonic even though sonic was created first!
[Newest]He is way hotter than Sonic. 😨 And you can't argue with that!
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2Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic is super fast never loses and is super awesome. The only people who can compete are Shadow the hedgehog and Scourge the Hedgehog. Even though Scourge isn't in the television show doesn't mean he isn't sick. He has even defeated Sonic and Shadow multiple times.
Sonic is not only the greatest hero ever, he's also the sweetest, caring, and thoughtful hedgehog ever! He cares so much for his friends and to those he saves from danger, even if he met that person at least one time. Plus, I love his humor and cockiness XDD. I just don't understand why people favor Shadow more than the blue blur himself other than his attitude and weapons O. O? Don't get me wrong, Shadow's a great character and all, but Sonic'll always be the best, and fastest hedgehog around! <3
Sonic may have a rough personality, but he'll do whatever it takes to save the day!
No one is a real sonic the hedgehog fan if they don't like Sonic. I mean come on he is the fastest character in the game so if he is facing knuckles he would beat him up in a second just like when emerl used sonic's moves to defeat Knuckles in the sonic x series. Sonic defeated Shadow many times in the games like in Sonic generations. Don't get me wrong. I like All the characters on this list but Sonic will always be the 1st in my mind. People are starting to like Shadow and Silver more than Sonic, So that's why I think they made Sonic the only playable character in Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors, and in Sonic generations and I think they should create a new gameplay for Sonic. So stop making Sonic look lame and boring and putting Shadow and Silver in the front.
I am a Sonic fan, but I hate Sonic! Classic Sonic is much better, though.
[Newest]Is this for real? The fact that silver is even on this list is depressing, like he has no character, he's dumb and sucks and his only game was the worst in the series. How anyone can think to put a moody recolor above the main character is beyond me. List must have been made by a bunch of fan girls and 10 year olds obsessed with guns. GUNS in a sonic game, just why. At the very least tails, amy and knuckles should be up here; they may not be original but they're interesting and engaging
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3Silver the Hedgehog
Silver is phenomenal character. First of all, his design is unique for a male hedgehog - he looks much different from Sonic and Shadow. Silver's character is also very uncertain yet righteous. He actually takes time to rethink his actions in Sonic '06 and is very introspective because of this. He certainly wants justice and will fight evil with a slightly cocky, condescending, brave facade over his sensitive, insecure, and lonely heart. Unfortunately, most people probably only took notice of this facade (e.G. "It's no use! ") and labeled poor Silver as a annoying character. But, Silver is also a good friend. He has truly developed a friendship with Blaze and would never want her to leave his side; he would probably sacrifice his own life for her even though he would fight his emotions to do so. Silver is also very uniquely gifted with the talent of telekinesis/psychokinesis which expresses his mental capabilities. Although Silver is naive, he seems like he could overcome this because Blaze trusts him. I believe he impacted Sonic '06 wonderfully and made it a more interesting game.


SILVER IS NO DOUBT THE COOLEST AND THE BEST SONIC CHARACTER OF ALL TIME! I don't know why you guys hate silver so much you just want him dead, but seriously this hedgehog is from the future: THE FUTURE! AND I KNOW YOUR GONNA HATE ME FOR SAYING THIS BUT SILVER IS BETTER THAN SHADOW AND I CAN COMPARE THE REASONS WHY.
Silver the Hedgehog is so cute but still very annoying. Also, he sure can rival Princess Peach Toadstool (who sucks).
Let's imagine Silver was in a battle with each of the characters:
Sonic: No need to imagine that one, happened 3 times, 2 Silver almost killed sonic, 1 silver could have just killed Sonic if he wished (using meteor smash in front of him)
Tails:... If Silver beats sonic he beats Tails.
Knuckles: Tries to punch Silver Silver teleports away and hit him from behind.
Amy: Gets Piko-Piko Hammer. Silver picks up hammer with psychokinesis and trows it at Amy.
Cream: Cheese starts attacking because Cream can't do anything alone. Silver catches cheese with his powers.
Big:... Hm.
Shadow: Uses Chaos Spear. Silver can trow it back. Starts running at super speed. Great. What now? Silver can do that too. I really don't know why everyone thinks shadow can beat Silver. Look, at Generations Silver is more powerful than he was in Sonic 06. In Sonic 06 Silver fought Shadow to a stalemate. That means actual Silver (Generations Silver) could beat Shadow.
Rouge: Screw kick! Stop her in air and trows at a wall.
Omega; Fire at Silver. Silver picks up the bullets using psychokinesis and trow them back.
Vector: Same as Knuckles.
Espio: Trows ninja stars. Silver trows them back.
Charmy: Same as Cream but replacing cheese with charmy himself.

What I mean is: silver can block and backfire all kinds of long range attacks and in short range ones he can teleport away. Along with having awesome powers and being able to fly, Silver has an interesting personality, with its good and bad points. He's naive and insecure when alone, but at the same time is very brave. He may be short tempered when someone is getting in his way, but while not in a mission he is very kind and caring. Sonic is just the hedgehog who never has a bad day in his life and wants to kick eggmans butt, just as someone said. Shadow is arrogant and shows no kind of feelings about anything. Some people say that the fact Shadow wouldn't mind killing someone makes him cool, but in my opinion it makes him an absolute and complete jerk. I know it seems I hate shadow, but its not this. He's number four in my favorites list. I know he's badass, silver is just much more. And I don't like his personality a lot. I mean, it has good and bad points, but it seems like it has much more bad ones. I like shadows personality in Sonic 06, but his game is just the worst game ever made. Guns? Alins? IN A SONIC GAME? WHAT!? And this game showed the worst side of his personality, making him seem much more... evil than he should. If they didn't... exaggerate in shadow so much I would like him MUCH more. 'Bout Sonic, I know he was the first, he was the reason why the rest of the characters exist etc, but with so many better characters he gets a bit boring. And he's new personality and voice actor are just... bad. I really liked Jason Griffith (don't know if I wrote it right) Sonic, but roger's one is terrible. They also destroyed shadows voice, and amy's, while silver's got better. I don't know, I just think silver is such a good character and needs to appear more. Thanks for anyone who read such a big comment, and remember, that's my opinion.


[Newest]Why is silver so underrated?
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4Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles has to be the best character going I mean in every game you play as him he has awesome powers, the ability to climb, glide, dig and has great fighting abilities, and you can't miss out the fact he looks so cool. I don't know if uve noticed but the major colours of most of the sonic characters is red and Knuckles is all red and the fact he looks awesome with his long dreadlocks and giant fists that look like boxing gloves but with spikes makes it even more cooler and he has the best looking shoes out of everyone. I mean come on he has mountain shoes with some kind of Lego piece on it that's just amazing. The only thing I'm mostly disappointed in I'd the fact he doesn't turn super in the new games its always Sonic, Shadow or Silver and that's now fair because Knuckles is just good enough to be Super too as he knows more about the Chaos Emeralds than anyone els as he guards the Master Emerald it's his duty to know more.
Knuckles the Echidna reminds me of Rosalina from the Mario franchise.
He's always been my favorite Sonic character. This guy is AWESOME! He stated out as an anti-hero in Sonic 3. One day Super Sonic was just flying around being all cool and stuff and BAM a red echidna named Knuckles hits Super Sonic so hard that it knocks the Chaos Emeralds out of him! Then Knuckles steals all of the emeralds! It's up to Sonic and Tails to get them back! Eventually Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles realize they have one common enemy, Eggman. By this time, Sonic had gotten all of the emeralds back. Now Sonic and Knuckles team up! Sonic actually gives the emeralds to Knuckles so he can start collecting the Super Emeralds! These emeralds are much stronger than the Chaos Emeralds. Then Sonic gets the Super Emeralds and becomes HYPER SONIC! Sonic defeats Eggman and the world is saved! But that is besides the point. Remember the beginning Super Sonic is supposed to be invincible, BUT Knuckles hit Super Sonic SO HARD that it knocks the emeralds out of him! Knuckles is SUPER STRONG! You can't forget unlike Sonic he can glide! Also he can climb up walls! He even wears gloves that have SPIKES on them! The three hedgehogs may be awesome, but make way for Knuckles the Red Echidna!
In the comic book, Knuckles is given more story than in the games. He has more responsibility, purpose, and mystery than Sonic does and even has a girlfriend. He's leader of the Chaotix, which I think is a good addition, has similar powers to Shadow, and is not the last of his kind, except in the games where he has none of that.
[Newest]I think Knuckles is number 1 he is much better than Shadow Sonic and Silver like he is flipping stronger than all three
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5Miles Tails Prower
really? Silver and Shadow are beating Tails in this? The commenter below is right, you are going to kill off an original, someone who has permanently made a positive mark in video games, just so you can see more furry 'SonAdow' or ShadIlver". You sonic fans blame Sega for sonics failure, when in fact it's the so called "fans" themselves doing the raping. I'll tell you what, try doing this poll by showing random people on the streets pictures of sonic characters, and tell me how may people know who shadow and silver are? nobody knows nor cares because they contribute nothing, but maybe that's why the games are going to crap, because sega sees stuff like this and thinks "oh, people love silver and shadow, lets do more stuff with them and throw out the old". Then you get *cough cough* shadow the hedgehog, THE GAME! what a great idea hahahahahaha!
And how is Being smart, mechanical, talented, brave, cute and unique NOT cool? Why do people hate Tails for that? It sure as hell beats Shadow and silvers ability to.. uhm... lemme think... uhm.. damn, its so hard to think of something they do that sonic already doesn't... OH WAIT, they're AWESOME RECOLORS! SOO much more badass than having an actual ability and use.

People knock Tails also for not being able to fight and he's weak, when... that REALLY doesn't seem to get in the way of him kicking ass.. plus he's 8 years old. I bet when everyone here was 8, they couldn't do anything for themselves, but yet Tails seems to be able to save the world and carry himself quite well.
TAILS ROCKS, this poll should be called 'the top ten TAILS characters"! RAH RAH RAH
You really are not showing why he is the best. You are just hating on shadow fans. I am a shadow the hedgehog fan, and it seems like you were threatened to... Unless you wrote this. Think good about tails, not bad about shadow.
I really don't understand why Silver is currently beating out both Tails and Knuckles on this list. I thought he was a pretty hated character! Anyways, Tails is by far my favorite Sonic character for a number of reasons:

1. He's pretty much just as iconic as Sonic himself, appearing in almost every Sonic game after Sonic 2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but other than Sonic 1, I think Sonic CD was the only main series installment that Tails did not make an appearance in.

2. He can fly! I know a lot of other Sonic characters exist now that have flight abilities, but Tails was the first one to have this ability. Not only can he fly using his two tails to propel him in the air, but he's a pilot as well! Tails flies the Tornado, but I'm still not quite sure if the plane belongs to himself or to Sonic.

3. He saved Sonic's life. If you beat Sonic 2 as Sonic but don't collect all seven chaos emeralds, Sonic will be seen plummeting towards the earth, but then safely lands on the Tornado, piloted by Tails, of course. The same thing happens again in Sonic Advance, so Tails really saved Sonic's life at least twice!

4. He's a skilled inventor. I'm not sure if Tails has an IQ of 300 like Dr. Robotnik, but he's one of the smartest characters in the franchise and the most mechanically experienced character other than the evil doctor himself. Tails is responsible for the creation of the Tornado II in Sonic Adventure, as well as the Tornado III in Sonic Adventure 2. The Tornado II and III are probably his most notable inventions, but he has also invented several other gadgets in other games in the franchise. Come on, anyone who knows Tails in the slightest knows that he's good with technology!

5. He's one of the most relatable characters. Tails is one of the few characters in the Sonic universe whom I think has a somewhat realistic personality and a detailed story. He's also one of the few characters that actually has progression! Because of his two tails, he was bullied (by other animals, I guess? ) when he was younger. This made him very timid, but when he met Sonic, he was inspired to become as cool as him. Between Sonic 2 and Sonic Adventure, Tails had become very dependent upon Sonic and lacked self-confidence. Tails gains this self-confidence at the end of Sonic Adventure, however, after defeating Dr. Robotnik and saving Station Square without Sonic's help. Tails is definitely the character I can relate to the most in the Sonic Universe, because I've had a lot of the same experiences and I also used to have some self-confidence issues.

6. He's awesome as a playable character. Tails's ability to fly and swim make him one of the best characters to play as in any Sonic game. The only character I can think of who would maybe be better than Tails is Cream the Rabbit, but that's only because of her chao, Cheese. Cream breaks boss battles completely in Sonic Advance 2, but even in normal stages, she isn't as good as Tails because Cheese can really only deal with attacking enemies, and she can only fly for about half as long as Tails can fly.

So there. Those are some of the reasons why I personally think Tails is the best Sonic character!
1. In archie comic's "sonic the hedgehog issue 179" tails pretty much OWNED SONIC!
2. Tails has good connection to the chaos force and he's only a kid.
3. He was once sonic's sidekick but now he is a hero following his own path.
5. He actually has the most fan girls in the sonic series
6. Maybe in the next few years when he is older I think he will be just as badass as shadow
[Newest]Tails is one of the few characters in any game that can pull off being cute and bad-ass at the same time.
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6Blaze the Cat
It was really close between Blaze and Tails, but Blaze just barely wins. The fact that she initially starts out as a loner, yet eventually she learns about having friends in people like Cream, Marine, and especially Sonic really shows that she knows that she can trust others, even if she doesn't want it. This is due to the fact that she is the guardian of the Sol Emeralds, which are the polar opposite of the Chaos Emeralds. Having the power to control flames, as well as having a fear of heights show that Blaze has her strengths and weaknesses. This makes Blaze one of the most interesting characters in the Sonic series.


Blaze is an interesting character to me, she has an interesting backround story and awesome skills. She's not helpless and is always ready to fight. Even know she's the cold type, she still cares much for her world, and - since she met Sonic - for her friends.
Sometimes she is quickly annoyed (like in Sonic Rush Adventure to Marine, in my opinion), but still polite and careful.
She's not a Mary Sue (I wonder why many people think so about her), because she also has her weaknesses (like the fear of heights and her weakness to make friends).
Just like Rouge, she just fights and doesen't just watch and cry. She kicks asses. :3
I like all of the Sonic female characters, everybody has it's own awesome skills. But Blaze... Well, she is placed 1st from all of the characters. :)

(I apologize for my English, I'm sure that there are some mistakes in my Grammar and spelling ^^')
Blaze is my favorite because of her skills she's very much like sonic exempt a cat, age, colour and gender are different. She has met several different characters like knuckles, cream, sonic (sonics rival), amy, shadow, marine, silver, tails and lots more. She owns her own demotion for gods sake that's awesome. She's princess and guardian of it. She may be serious and might not be good at making friends... But she's amazing. She has Sam qualities as sonic... She's fast, talk active in battle and so much more I just can't remember. I love cats they've got amazing abilities she uses a few of them. Her voice after in 2012 Olympic game was amazing it suited her! For crying out loud who doesn't like a cat with fire powers I would wish for my cat, Carla to have some sort of power... It would be wow! She doesn't have to many friends (like sonic) she is good at taking her time with trust it's not like randomly walk up "oh hi let's be friends" like in treasure team tango she says "my trust isn't so easily won". I wish I had the nerve to do that I have way to many friends... Let's just put it at this blaze is coool! :3
[Newest]Great, believable character in a great game!
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7Espio the Chameleon
Espio is EPIC!
How many ninjas are there in the games? I mean, he's a detective and a ninja! How much cooler can you GET?
Also, he is calm and mature beyond his years. Except for a few parts in Archie.
Espio is just so awesome even Chuck norris dosent wanna look at him, and he is the most awesome and they should make an Espio game.
The ninja chameleon is fast like Sonic and has ninja stars coming out the wazoo! He can make tornados and jump from wall to wall. BADASS.
[Newest]He's a ninja people, A NINJA! Awesome! Favorite character and I enjoy seeing him in games.

8Metal Sonic
Metal is fast, strong, and powerful. He has also fought Sonic and friends to a stand still. He is awesome! He is the best robot made by Eggman.
Metal was created to be better than Sonic in almost every way, and was a complete success on Dr. Robotnik/Eggman's part. Out of the Mecha Sonic series which includes Silver Sonics Mark 1+Mark 2, Metal Sonic 1.0, Mecha Sonic, Metal Sonic 2.0 and Metal Sonic 3.0(Comics exclusive). In whatever canon the Metal Sonic we know now (Metal Sonics 1.0 and 2.0) is the most powerful one in the series, both in the comics and games. Best invention Robotnik/Eggman has ever made hands down.
Metal sonic is amazing. He's the only invention of doctor robotnik who can actually defeat sonic. He rivals sonic speed, strength, and abilitys. He can copy his enemy's abilities and enhance them to use it against them. He can transform himself into numerous god like transformations
[Newest]The Sonic franchise shouldn't contain robots. It is inappropriate for a teen's business.

9Rouge the Bat
Rouge, to me at least, is the best sonic character EVER CREATED! If Sega tried to make someone better than Rouge, they would miserably fail, because she is the BEST! There's everything to love about her: her looks, her personality, her overall sexiness, and obviously, her coolness. She deserves her rightful place in the top 3. Also, I think she's better than even SHADOW. Yup, I just said that.
She is by far the best female sonic character, she is beautifull, smart tough, strong, independent and she makes a pretty good spy she is way better than the other girls
Rouge is the best character EVER! With her sassy, flirtatious and voluptous attidtude makes her by far the best character.
[Newest]She is the greatest drummer in the Sonic franchise. Enough said.

10Amy Rose
I agree with all of you saying that amy rose stands out. sure she is a little violent and sonic doesn't return her love but her attitude and persistence and leadership is what stands out from all the other sonic characters. I personally believe shadow and amy should be a couple because opposites DO attract of course ;) and shadow thinks she is just like maria in every way. but back to what I was saying, if sega wouldin't change her completely but just lighten up on her and make her more appealing, THEN we could get somewhere with her part as a sonic team member. MAYBE she could appear older in the games, MAYBE should catch someones eye (not just for a split second), MAYBE she could be less violent and more reasonable, and MAYBE just MAYBE Sonic could be more attracted to amy (also a sonamy fan either way is good). Amy Rose may not be the oldest, strongest, or most calm person ever but I think sega could benefit from having a little change in a popular female sonic character. I have been wanting someone to be boyfriend to amy but that time has yet to come. She keeps being depicted as an 'annoying whiny brat' which doesn't do her justice at all.
Amy Rose is the sweetest and beautifulest girl. She cares for Sonic a lot and want to even rescue him, if he is in trouble. She even cries for him by little problems. Amy is very funny and powerful with her cool hammer too. She want to help her friends and make them happy with her optimisn. She is so much in love with Sonic, that people can't understand, how they would feel themselves if the person run away and give hopeless things. Amy is a strong and wonderful girl as a main female character. Of course Sonic loves her tight in his heart.
Rosalina (from the Mario franchise) is the sweetest and beautifulest girl. But Amy? Yeah, I love her & believe Sonic to be more stupid than her.
Amy really stood out from all of the other characters to me. She has a striking personality and tons of determination. She may have been just a damsel in festered in Sonic CD but in Sonic Adventure she came back determined and strong. She deserves to be in the top 3 because she was the first female character EVER and is a classic! Go Amy Rose!
[Newest]Amy Rose is cute, cool and I love to play games that have her as a playable character
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The Contenders

11Vector the Crocodile
This music-loving, short-tempered crocodile with one of the most unique designs of the Sonic universe may seem to be solely after the money sometimes, but Vector has proven several times to be a real capable detective who will always help those in need for free. Thus, his detective agency is constantly short on money, but he is the only member of his team to worry about the rent and will take any job to pay off his debts. However, he is a generally optimistic and kind of childish character and enjoys hanging out out with his friend. He performs as the lead singer of his own band, which contains just the same members as his detective team, and believes to have a great singing voice, although it is rather destructive than enjoyable.
In my opinion, he has both an awesome design and an unique personality. Although the underdog of the franchise, he enjoys investigating way too much to give up his agency and gets behind secrets before anyone else does.
The only character to worry about bills and rents in the series! Also a really capable detective.
[Newest]The most awesome Sonic character

12Doctor Ivo Robotnik
Without Eggman, the Sonic franchise is nothing. I mean come on he is a genius and his creations are way too epic. Without him there is no Death Egg, Metal Sonic, or any of the great enemies or bosses we have today. Sure he fails a lot, but that doesn't stop him. And he's hilarious when he's angry!
How can this guy NOT be more popular? It's moronic to even think. The doctor was created alongside Sonic. He's the cause of nearly every video game's events. Just because he isn't furry doesn't make him a poor character. Quite honestly, how in the bloody hell can a super transformation snag a place above the doctor? Or Metal Sonic?

He's the damn Eggman.
What other sonic character is smart enough to build weapons of mass destruction in only a few minutes and do this over and over again hence sonic 1-3 and the rest of the sonic games and don't get me started on how smart this guy is, seriously.
[Newest]Get a load of this!

13E-123 Omega
Honestly I found this character through mario and sonic at the olympic winter games. but he is an awesome ROBOT. (yes I know what he is) @:-D


The Sonic/ Mega Man & Crash Bandicoot franchises should not have a robotic setting whereas the main antagonists are old, male & evil scientists & the main protagonists are tall, lanky & same-color-obsessed males with annoying hairstyles. The Pac-Man franchise should, besides, Sonic is nowadays an adult.
He is awesome! Plus I like the back story of him as a robot, but he's still friend friends with Rouge and shadow!

14Hyper Sonic
Hyper sonic is the best. Come on people, seriously?!
He has the ability to kill all enemies on screen can breathe underwater and travel at incredible speeds.
I cannot believe Chris Thorndike can beat one of the best characters in the entire series!
Hyper sonic is just amazing I am not a fan boy but he is just too cool for words.
I strongly prefer Sonic & Rio: Worlds Collide.

Super Sonic vs. Super Blu.

15Super Shadow
Shadow rocks you guys should love shadow his powers are awesome. And those people who like sonic and silver change your mind
Super shadow rocks! He should at least be in the top 3!
Super shadow should be in every game on the planet!

16Jet the Hawk
He is the greatest although shadow silver and sonic are cool jet is awesome its a shame he is only in 3 games
Jet domination he is awesome no questions asked
No sweet name jet I will beet sonic and shadow in a race

17Doctor Eggman
Hey, idiot! That was the second time you put Eggman on this list.

P.S. Sorry I called you an idiot.
Although I HATE Eggman, without him, the Sonic franchise is nothing.
I loves me some scrambled eggs!

18E-102 Gamma
Really guys! Come on gamma was programmed for mass destruction... Yet he made his own choices and decided to free the trapped animals in the other robots. He died just so the bird that was functioning him could be free with his family.

His death was the most heroic and human thing I've ever watched
The only thing in the Sonic series that made me cry was seeing Gamma's death. Beta, you have no soul, because your a robot.
Gamma is Boss! He betrayed his master and (SPOILER ALERT) Dies in a most depressing way. He really had a heart unlike those other robots...

19Tails the Fox
He is Sonic's side kick. Tails is an 8 year old fox with equal speed to sonic's. He can fly with his two tails and is the smartest character in the whole series. He can use spin attacks just like Sonic and is very powerful even without his mechanical creations.
The flying fox had to be somewhere on the list. He is like the little brother everybody wanted but can't have because life hates you. He can use his tails to attack enemies... I ran out of things to say.
Holy crap the kid's up here twice. He's just THAT awesome! I mean come on, he's got like me fan girls than Sonic! And I don't say that because he's "cute" or whatever, I say that because of his personality. I mean, he's a genius! He built a plane. He flies faster than the speed of sound. He built a T.V. out of paperclips and reprogrammed a super computer out of dishwashing detergent and a toothpick, and didn't even need the detergent the second time! How can you people hate him! Tails for the win, Charlie Brown, Tails for the win.


[Newest]How is he in 17 if he is in 5

This guy had a lot of potential, but at the end he ended up being a generic doomsday villain with unclear reasons for his actions who won't appear again. He still has some pretty neat aspects, as he's also the same as Shadow (time-space related powers, born from an experiment, and obviously also the same looks) but more deranged and creepy. From a certain point of view, he is what Shadow would have become if he let himself sink deeper in his hatred. So when Shadow battles him, he is, in a way, fighting his inner demons.

P.S. His general hamminess, Dan Green's voice, and awesome boss themes also make him more enjoyable.
Mephiles is awesome and also I don't like sonic that much and he died because Mephiles. Mephiles is better than every other sonic character. Mephiles killed millions of people with iblis and he did it like the boss
I think that sega should treat mephiles better because he only appeared in one game sonic 06. He's the best villain and the only sonic character that was able to kill sonic successfully. SEGA BRING BACK MEPHILES!
[Newest]Can't believe he killed sonic!

Chao's are so cute and adorable! There about the same size as Chip. They don't speak and that is so cute.
Chaos is super amazing! He's the god of the Chao!
. Water? Creature. Perfect clear water around its altar of the master emerald. Turns into perfect chaos and beautiful graphics in Sonic Generations. Awesome.

22Big the Cat
Love Big! He's just so powerful when he wants 2 be!
Big is so great for a Sonic character!

But Shadow, Sonic & Silver are aren't AT ALL awesome!

23Super Silver
Super Silve is so cool it's a shame he has only appeared in the final boss battle of sonic next gen. I would like it if he appeared more in future Sega games.
I mean he can lift comets with his mind.
Super silver must be the 1
I really like silver and when he's super he's even more awoesome

Mario vs. Sonic/Luigi vs. Amy Rose/Wario vs. Shadow/Waluigi vs. Silver.

Also, Shadic is average for a Sonic character which means that the whole Sonic franchise sucks since 1998 whereas the terrible Sonic Adventure was released. Also, there is no such thing as "Sonic is awesome".
What sonic character that looks like sonic and shadow together Shadic of course

25Cream the Rabbit
I LOVE CREAM! Oh and yeah you guys should like at least be voted for, ya know what I mean. Doesn't any other guys think she's cute as well? (DON'T THINK I'M GAY because I'm NOT! )
Another character who Sonic Fans think is just... There. Well, if you dare insult Cream you insult me! Ya hear me! 'Cause I have a voice like her!
She is only five and yet she can fly with her ears. Show me another rabbit that does that!
[Newest]Cream deserves to be no. 3 not Silver!

26Honey the Cat
Honey the cat, I loved honey!
Honey is so cute! I think you should vote for her she deserves your vote.

27Charmy Bee
He's is the funniest thing
Charmy is cute small lovable and super funny! He's a joker but that's one thing that makes him awesome!
He is fun in the sun so dance everyone.

Come on it took the last form of shadow and sonic combined just to take him out but if nazo had the chance he could of went to his strongest form and kill shadow and sonic!
Nazo is awesome! He can change forms and if only he became friends with Sonic, Shadow and Silver, they would make a powerful team! Thank you Chakra X for making this a memorable video.
Nazo is amazing he's way powerful than sonic and shadow the only way to defeat him is sonic and shadow turn into shadic. He's also mysterious from the sonic x trailer 3rd best character in my opinion 2nd is scourge and 1st is shadow
[Newest]He's not a real character..

29Mecha Sonic
Remember him from super mario bros z? He was so cool in that. Also he can fly and looks cool. But not just that he can blast people but best of all his super form is just so outstanding.
2nd most bad@ss robot made by dr eggman.

30Mighty the Armadillo
Come on guys, Espio is my fave but Mighty needs some love! Show me the love SEGA! Put Mighty and Espio in Sonic Boom for me!
Mighty is one of my favorite Sonic characters. I hope he comes back in the new Sonic Boom.
You're right mighty shall come back for sonic boom! 00. Mighty rocks. 0


Cubot is funny! Especially when he is a cowboy and a pirate!

33Super Sonic
How has no one except me voted for super sonic. Come on he doesn't drop the rings and it makes him more powerful I like shadow but super sonic is the best.
Super sonic is powerful! He has all 7 chaos emeralds! He's ultimate!
Super sonic is beter than all like sonic

34Super Tails

35Tikal the Echidna
On Knuckles the Echidna's 16th birthday Tikal refers to Knuckles the Echidna, her brother/boyfriend/descendant as "Sweet 16" & Knuckles wants British Columbia for his 16th birthday. Knuckles gets angry because of how pompous he is & guess what? This is a parody of the "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" episode whereas Knuckles the Echidna plays the role of Kootie Pie Koopa & is a boy echidna who is called "Sweet 16" which makes Knuckles act like a little girl. Also, Nintendo & Sega could be responsible of the crossover episode whereas Knuckles is voiced by Ray William Johnson & having the same voice as Crabapple from Annoying Orange.
There is a lot of untapped potential for Tikal.
And she's kind and loving! I bet she has awesome secret powers!
Knuckles: *throws an extremely huge temper tantrum*

Tikal: I know you're a teensy bit upset, my fair descendant. Happy "Sweet 16th"!

Knuckles: IT'S NOT ENOUGH! I WANT MORE! *continues his aggressive tantrum*

Tikal: We'll, if you wouldn't mind, tell me what you exactly want for your birthday.

Knuckles: *with a devilish grin* Canada. & I WANT IT! I WANT IT! I WANT IT!

Tikal: I think he'll have a great Sweet 16th birthday!

Knuckles: SHUT THE F**K UP!

This is a parody of "Reptiles in the Rose Garden" from "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

Knuckles will be played by Ray William Johnson & play the role of Kootie Pie Koopa.

Coming soon: *Gasp! * Tikal! Look! They call it Niagara Falls!

Sonic will play the role of Mario.

Sally Acorn will play the role of Luigi.

Tails will play the role of Princess Toadstool.

Amy Rose will play the role of Toad.

36Scourge the Hedgehog
Scourge is really underrated. Just because he's not in the video games does NOT mean he's not important. He is probably more powerful than everyone and even beat sonic, shadow, and the whole gang all at the same time. Shadow is still my favorite but you gotta give props to scourge as he is extremely powerful and straight up just bad@ss. (Yes I'm a huge fan of the comics)
Scourge may be a show off but I still like him he's has red and black sunglasses, has 2 scars on his stomach and green and black shoes that just makes him so badass I would really like to see a Scourge video game featuring Shadow in it a story line Scourge vs Sonic I know who will win and the answer is... SCOURGE WOO!
He is tied with Sonic and Shadow for fasted person. He also has more swagger than everyone else. Plus he looks super cool with his shades. He has also spanked Sonic and Shadow.
[Newest]He is evil. I know, but speed, almost beating sonic, he deserves second place.

37Emerl the Gizoid
Shadow can't compare to the awesomeness who Emerl, Emerl can out speed, out strength, and completely destroy Shadow. "Ultimate Life Form"? Get real, Emerl is the true powerhouse.
Emerl is AWESOME in Sonic Battle he is your own character wich you can modify as you want. He appeared only in Sonic Battle and Sonic X and then he COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED! In Sonic Chronicles are involved loads of Gizoids (i think, I still didn't played that game) and HE STILL WASN'T THERE! Please SEGA Make him appear in more games! (P. S: forgive me if you spot some errors, I'm Italian after all :))
Shadow the hedgehog is very donkey and dog and toillette and ify and dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog dog DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG DOG

38Eggman Nega
This guy is funny as hell, just seeing him fail all the time makes me crack up and almost roll on the floor laughing hystericly, enough said.
Well, NONE of the sonic games would even exist without him. He is the main villain of the series. Enough said...
Eggman Nega is okay. At least his accent is like in the United Kingdom.

39Chip (Light Gaia)
In sonic unleashed after finale boss it's so cool at the end it's cool music one cut seem chip saved sonic in battle and made Gaia colosus with a rock temple chip also has a power a shield that protected sonic theirs a song called endless possibility the credit pictures are so beautiful and adorable. It's a cool character chip is if you beat dark Gaia again you can use super sonic and chip the
Chip is so adorable! Chip is practically in love with food and because he is so small, can sit on top of it. I want a Chip!
Chip has a physic necklace thing on him. The Gaia colossus punched dark Gaia in the face a lot of times in the final boss it's a really cool boss
[Newest]He helps sonic and he is so strong

40Neo Metal Sonic
Why is he not higher on the list, seriously he is way better than metal sonic plus its next form is awesome.

41Storm the Albatross
Storm is so underrated on this list. Also, Storm the Albatross could've been in Sonic X & faced Rosalina from the Mario franchise who is always willing to mess with him.
Look at Storm the Albatross. He's so cool! Also, he would have an awesome rivalry with Rosalina from the Mario games.
Has a easily likeable dopey personality

42Shade the Echidna
She has a mix of knuckles and Tikal, along with shadow and espio. She is just what I like to call ( from Pokemon) a garchomp. Shade isn't in the series but everyone can still know her story. Shadow- she's not afraid to kill someone or something straight away, knuckles-she's kinda clever, Tikal- I think she was sweet until something happened, espio- she has ninja like skills! Who can't love her! If you don't like shade... Go sit in the corner and think about your life
She's makes a good sonic character shame she only appeared on sonic chronicles the dark brotherhood and she's an echidna and mysterious
Shade has a lot of potential to become the most favorite female Sonic character along with Blaze, she may need some character remodeling but she could make It top 10 easily. She deserves another chance to be in a sonic video game!
[Newest]She has a lot of untapped potential.

43Captain Whisker

44Sally Acorn
Sadly, sally never got a game but she's my fave character. Sally is a dynamic character, love interest, and great leader she just got a bad rap because the comics ruined her (ken and karl made her unlikable and Ian Flynn made her miss perfect) but watch Satam she was bad@$$ and cool. She just never got the attention other characters did and now she stands as a hated character when she doesn't deserve it. So why don't you sonamy fantards look over your hate, think again about sally acorn.
Way better girl than Amy in my opinion.
SHe's an awesome character

45Tails Doll
I think he is kinda cute
He's so creepy, he's awesome!
He gives me nightmares!

46Marine the Raccoon
Marine is a cute 7 year old raccoon who should be in more sonic games!
I think marine should be playable!
Marine is amazing and one day she will be playable!
So vote for her!
Marine would play an amazing feat with Yoshi.

Marine's voice actress: Cher Lloyd, her height will be 4'10" & she'll weigh 175 pounds.

Yoshi's voice actor: Mike Posner, his height being 6'0" & weight being 125 pounds.
[Newest]She's really unique. I never saw a little girl that annoying yet bubbly, I think it what makes her charm. Plus, she's a little pirate, how cute ♥

47Burning Blaze
She is gorgeous when she is in her super form (talking about Blaze of course)
Burning Blaze would be even more gorgeous when naked & with her 3D porn pic designs where she has thicker, more feminine & more humanoid legs that did not change much length.

48Hyper Knuckles
Knuckles is so cute & would have an awesome rivalry with Princess Daisy of Sarasa Land/Pinky (the pink ghost from Pac-Man, not the "Pinky Dinky Doo/Pinky & the Brain" character) & could have the same voice as Ray William Johnson by having the same voice as Ray William Johnson himself for sure. Knuckles will always be beter than the main hedgehog & have epic face-offs with King Bowser.

Hyper Knuckles vs. Giga Bowser.

Hyper Knuckles vs. Hyper Bowser.

Giga Bowser vs. Hyper Knuckles.

Giga Bowser vs. Giga Knuckles (inspired by Knuckles the Echidna's new, hulking design in Sonic Boom first shown as a revealing shadow in 2013).
Hyper knuckles is amazing because knuckles is the best character in the sonic series and this is his super form!
It is so awesome when he transformed because

49Gerald Robotnik
Well, he isn't a very popular character. But think about. He created the amazing space colony and great plot mechanic also known as ARK. What else? He created the living definition of awesome, Shadow the hedgehog. On top of that, he is a genius. Too bad he tried to destroy the world...

50Bark the Polarbear
Underrated, chill ass dude if you know what I mean.
Bark the Polar Bear vs. Lubba (from the average SMG2).
Go fish bark, go fish!

51Black Doom
He may only appeared in Shadow the hedgehog but he's still a awesome villain his personality is very similar to Mephiles


I think Charmy is the CUTTEST little bee I have ever seen! I LOVE it when he acts all crazy and hiper, and I just can't ressist his ADORABLE little eyes! To me, Charmy is the CUTTEST character in all the sonic character's. (EVEN CUTTER THEN TAILS, CREAM, CHEESE, AMY, AND COSMO. ) And they are my other favorite characters BEHIND Charmy. Charmy bee is my number 1 FAVORITE character in sonic, and I'm not tring to be mean here but, if you doesn't think Charmy is cute, funny or even if you don't like him, you got problems. (BIG PROBLEMS! )
Charmy Bee is a hilarious character, and he's really cute too! He is friends with Espio and Vector and the three of them are detectives. He attacks enemies by using his stinger. I remember when I played Sonic Heroes for the first time as a kid, I chose team Chaotix (Espio, Charmy and Vector)and I'll never forget their team blast
Charmy is the coolest guy ever and team chaotix are the coolest team ever

54Julie-su the Echidna
Julie su is actually revealed to be Ishaima's wife!

55Sonia the Hedgehog
She is such an underrated character, she was awesome in Sonic Underground, she smarter than Sonic and Manic and she is a good thinker. She is awesome and I wish she was in the Sonic games along with Manic
Imagine Sonia on the drums & Manic on the keytar!

56Shard the Metal Sonic

57Ray the Flying Squirrel
If there's ever going to be sonic adventure 3 I would like to see him as a playable character. He is great character in archie comics.
Deserves a lot more fans.
He only appears in SegaSonic arcade and comics. I wish there are more games where you can play as him.
[Newest]He and Mighty need to return and to be a playable characters.

58Fiona Fox
She betrays Sonic and goes with Scourge. And she was so mean to Tails.
I hate Archie Sonic comics. I strongly prefer Archie Pac-Man comics.
Yes yes yes fiona fox is a awesome character that dates scourge the hedgehog she in my eyes should be higher than mina hands down Just look at her brilliant Backstory

59Vanilla the Rabbit

60Excalibur Sonic

The Sonic franchise shouldn't have constant robots, the Mario franchise should.

62Manic the Hedgehog
Manic is all right but I think shadow and scourge are way better he may be hot but not really he's my 3rd fave sonic character 2nd is scourge and the best is shadow so in my opinion he's all right in the sonic underground episodes and quiet funny
The best character outside the normal sonic canon by a long shot. Hell, he might be the best sonic character all together, his personality is extremely likeable.
Manic is so HOT! I wish he was real. HE's a theif and plays drums and is cooler than Sonic!
[Newest]Manic is the coolest

63Nack the Weasel
He sounds sorta kinda maybe french or british... Not like Marine though.
He reminds me of Shadow, just a bit more ill-tempered. But for what it matters, Shadow is obviously the best character.
This guy is really underrated. I would love to see him appear in another game after all this time.
Nack the Weasel is an idiot.

Also, he could fight against Luigi.

64Dark Sonic
Seriously Sega, where is our game/movie/ T.V. show/ whatever else you can put, where is Dark Sonic? He is the best transformation, ever! And I'm sorry, but Dark Spine Sonic was a poor replacement.
So dark version of sonic so amazing who cares for mephiles, shadow, scrouge and of those guys above discluding tails and knuckles all versions.


66Venus the Hedgehog

67Bunnie Rabbot-D'Coolette
Not only is she half robot but she is still a bunnie she has what no other robot has a mind and a heart and love with in her
Even though bunnie is half robot, she is still a super nice and awesome character!
I like her, she is half robot.

68Cosmo the Seedrian
Cosmo the Seedrian will be fought over by Tails & Yoshi.

Mario vs. Sonic/Luigi vs. Amy Rose/Wario vs. Shadow/Waluigi vs. Silver
She cute with Tails
I love Cosmo. But why did Sega kill her? Anyway, she's amazing.

69Fang the Sniper

Bokkun's a cute robot, but naughty

71Wave the Hawk

72Classic Sonic
Something about Classic Sonic that makes him stand out from modern Sonic is that this little preadolescent 'hog is basically the first character you saw in a Sonic game. He even appeared before Sonic 1, as an ornament in a driving game! This was when Sonic was huge (even though he's like 2 feet tall, but still! ) (Note-to-self: Make Sonic power-up which grows the user. That'd be cool. ), he helped Sega lift its blue feet, marketed blast processing, rivaled Bart Simpson as the coolest 10-year old of the 90's, and least we forget- But if someone tries to touch you in a place or in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, that's NO GOOD! Truly the best, in my opinion, as without him, Sega would be stuck with Alex Kidd!
In 1991 - 1994, sonic the hedgehog then was a fun game 1,2,3 and knuckles good times, now he's not fun as he use to be, at least he made a huge return I sonic generations which was fun.
I have played Classic Sonic games on Sonic Mega Collection ever since I first got it for the PlayStation 2.
[Newest]Classic Sonic was top 68 on this list, now he's top 71! Seriously?! Classic Sonic is much better than Modern Sonic, who is bossy & stupid.

73Maria Robotnik
Everybody wants her to come back... Come on SEGA! We want Maria the hedgehog!
Maria is awesome! She is one of the nicest characters and she cared so much about everyone!
Oh my god, everybody loves this terrifiying heroine, who grew up as a hybrid! She is so different from humans, Maria is a very clumsy girl who has a big strength and has peaceful harmony between her people and humans!
[Newest]Let Maria Robotnik be seen naked in 3D.

Bio-lizzy, I am such a crazy cartoon robot lover...

75Sam Speed
Come on, people! He is the fastest human in the world! How can you not like him and his racing car' style! As a human, he can literally race with Sonic and Shadow, although he always lose... But still, he's still just a human, you can't compare him with some creatures from the other world or some genetically lab experiment.
What cracks me up about Sam Speed: he's a human! Also, he can rival Yoshi for sure.
Sam Speed is so annoying! Also, he should've been Nelson Thorndyke's sister, not brother!

76Mammoth Mogul

77Classic Tails

78Hyper Shadow

79Sticks the Jungle Badger
Why is she on this list she's the worst sonic character EVER
I don't want her to appear in any more games!
She's the best character in sonic boom well second Amy's the best

Chao can be raised to be very very powerful and with cheese following cream he's gonna pick up some pretty badass moves
One of the main characters?
Cheese is much better than dumb Cream.

81Uncle Chuck
Uncle chuck it should be called uncle cluck hahaaha

82Queen Aleena

Sleet is so funny in the sonic underground episodes even funnier than dingo

84Moto Bug

85E-101 Beta

86Tiara Boobowski
A sad forgotten and cancelled character.

87Eclipse the Darkling
He is so awesome, has a great character model and is Shadow's brother.

88Metal Knuckles



91Cosmo (Sonic X)

92Elias Acorn
Heroic and a brave character, a great king to his kingdom and an excellent role model for his little sister, Sally. I mean what's not to love about this guy?
He needs to be together forever with Rosalina from the Mario franchise.

93Geoffrey St. John
My third favourite Sonic Character, Geoffrey is a sweet talking, well designed character and he is currently a spy for Ixis.

94Dr. Finitevus

95Excalibur Sonic

96Lord Ix

Rosalina should be top 1, not dumb old Shadow the Hedgehog.
Rosalina, still att op 90? Really? She's great! She shall be top 1 as she slightly is a Sonic character.
Ok who put Mario characters in Sonic franchise?!

98Princess Daisy
The biggest female rival of Sonic the Hedgehog since they first met at the because Place Stadium.

Pac-Man would be a great Sonic X character.

Imagine in "Sonic & Pac-Man" crossovers the main rivals for the characters.

Sonic vs. Pac-Man

Tails vs. Clyde

Amy Rose vs. Junior Pac-Man

Blaze vs. Chomp Chomp

Knuckles vs. Blinky

Eggman vs. Inky

Shadow vs. Pinky

Spooky vs. Rouge

Cream vs. Pooka

Vector vs. Spiral

Metal Sonic vs. Toc-Man

Silver vs. Mrs. Pac-Man

Babylon Rogues vs. Mrs. Pac-Man
Pac-Man could play lots of roles in Glee, Sonic X, Batboy & et cetera et cetera whereas he is in his Pac-Man World design.
Pac-Man aka Pac-Whiz.

Imagine Pac-Man in Sonic X.

100Inky the cyan ghost
Aren't you referring to that light blue ghost from Pac-Man? Oh, well. It doesn't matter much, but Inky the cyan is very cool & the perfect boyfriend for Amy Rose the Hedgehog. Also, Jay Sean would be a great voice for Inky the cyan ghost! We'd love that! ALRIGHT! A mix of a Southern/English accent would work great on Inky the Cyan ghost!

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