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.
Shadow is a terrible excuse for a character. I mean seriously, he's nothing but a depressing waste of the series! I also believe that Shadow shouldn't even be on this list.
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.
You don't have to bash Silver because you think Shadow is better, I like Shadow he is my second favorite but If you can't even come up with a reason why he is a good character that's not good. If Shadow is a character you believe is better then Silver you need something to back that up and saying Silver fans are wrong because they have lists of reasons why they think the character is good, and the only thing you have going is Shadow is badass just cause, that's not alright, also saying Shadow is badass just cause that's not a reason. You shouldn't have to compare characters in my opinion a good character should be able to stand on there own without being compared to another character that has there own unique traits. For instance I like Shadow because of how subtle his emotions are, him crossing his arms shows he's protecting himself from something, that something is possible loved ones. He doesn't want to get close to anyone because he doesn't want to lose them like Maria. Shadow has fears and depth you just have to look close to see them and that's why I like Shadow, see this is a reason to like a character without comparing them with another.
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]I just love his personality. His also good looking and on top of that he has awesome powers
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2Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog vs. Donkey Kong.
Sonic the Hedgehog wins!

Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) vs. Mario Bros.
Sonic the Hedgehog (8-bit) wins!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 vs. Super Mario Bros.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 wins!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) vs. Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) wins!

Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie) vs. Super Mario Kun
Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie) wins, mainly the Classic Era Sonic (Archie) comics!

Sonic CD vs. Super Mario Bros. 2
Sonic CD wins!

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine vs. Dr. Mario
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine wins!

Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog vs. The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog wins!

Sonic the Comic vs. Nintendo Adventure Comics
Sonic the Comic wins! I love Fleetway.

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 vs. Super Mario Bros. 3
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 wins!

Sonic & Knuckles vs. Super Mario World
Sonic & Knuckles wins!

Sonic 3 & Knuckles vs. Super Mario All-Stars
Sonic 3 & Knuckles wins!

Sonic Drift series vs. Super Mario Kart
Both tie. I do not want to jinx it.

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island vs. Knuckles' Chaotix
Both tie and are two of the best games ever!

Mario Kart 64 vs. Sonic R
Both tie.

Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars vs. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
Super Mario RPG wins!

Sonic the Hedgehog OVA vs. Super Mario Bros. (film)
Sonic the Hedgehog OVA wins!

Sonic Adventure (for the Dreamcast) vs. Super Mario 64 (for the N64)
Super Mario 64 completely wins! Super Mario 64 for the N64 is the top 1 best video game ever made.

Sonic Shuffle vs. Mario Party
Mario Party wins!

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle vs. Super Mario Sunshine
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle wins!

Sonic Advance vs. Super Mario Land
Super Mario Land wins!

Sonic Advance 2 vs. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Super Mario Land 2: Golden Coins (the top 1 best handheld game ever) wins!

Sonic Pinball Party vs. Mario Party 5
Both tie and suck.

Sonic X vs. Super Mario World (T.V. series)
Super Mario World (T.V. series) completely wins!

Sonic Heroes vs. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Sonic Heroes wins!

Sonic Advance 3 vs. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 wins!

Sonic Battle vs. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga wins! What was Sonic Battle about?!

SEGA Superstars vs. Super Smash Bros.
Both tie.

Shadow the Hedgehog vs. Wario World
Wario World wins!

Sonic Riders vs. Mario Kart: Double Dash
Sonic Riders wins! Besides, MK: DD is ruined by princesses Peach and Daisy!

Sonic Adventure : Director's Cut vs. Super Mario 64 DS
Both tie!

Sonic Genesis vs. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Both tie. I do not want to jinx it.

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) vs. New Super Mario Bros.
Both tie.

Sonic and the Secret Rings vs. Paper Mario
Paper Mario wins.

Sonic Rides: Zero Gravity vs. Mario Kart Wii
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity wins.

SEGA Superstars Tennis (PS2) vs. Super Smash Bros. Melee
SEGA Superstars Tennis wins.

SEGA Superstars Tennis (PS3) vs. Mario Power Tennis
SEGA Superstars Tennis wins!

SEGA Superstars Tennis (Wii) vs. Mario Power Tennis: New Play Control!
SEGA Superstars Tennis wins!

SEGA Superstars Tennis (X360) vs. Mario Tennis 64
SEGA Superstars Tennis (X360) wins!

SEGA Superstars Tennis (DS) vs. Mario Tennis Open
SEGA Superstars Tennis

Sonic Unleashed vs. Super Mario Galaxy
Sonic Unleashed wins!

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door vs. Sonic and the Black Knight
Sonic and the Black Knight wins.

Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (arcade version) vs. Mario Kart Arcade GP
Both tie.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 vs. Sonic Colors
Sonic Colors wins!

Sonic Generations vs. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Both tie. They are awesome games!

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I vs. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I would win.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II vs. New Super Mario Bros. 2
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II wins!

Super Mario 3D Land vs. Sonic Generations (for the Nintendo 3DS)
Sonic Lost World vs. Super Mario 3D World
Sonic Lost World wins!

Sonic Generations (for the Nintendo 3DS) vs. Super Mario 3D Land
Sonic Generations (for the Nintendo 3DS wins)!

Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric vs. Hotel Mario
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric wins!

Sonic Boom (T.V. series) vs. Super Mario Bros. Super Show
Sonic Boom (T.V. series) wins!

Classic Sonic is way better than Modern Sonic, by the way.
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!
[Newest]Sonic the Hedgehog is easily one of my favorite characters of all time. He just one of the coolest and most powerful characters too. Why is Shadow even Number #1 He can be Number #2
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3Knuckles 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]He is very strong brave and good climber
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4Silver 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.

XxUltimateSoulxX

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.
1. SILVER:1ST HEDGEHOG TO FLY
SHADOW:CANNOT FLY BUT HOVER
2. SILVER: HIS NEW VOICE ACTOR IS AMAZING
SHADOW:HIS NEW VOICE ACTOR SUCKS AND NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
3. SILVER WASN'T THE ONLY CHARACTER SLOW IN SONIC 06. ALMOST EVERY SONIC CHARACTER WAS SLOW IN THIS GAME INCLUDING SONIC, TAILS, KNUCKLES, BLAZE, AMY, ROUGE, AND EVEN SHADOW. THE ONLY CHARACTER THAT WASN'T SLOW IN THAT GAME WAS OMEGA.
4. SILVER'S TELEKINETIC ENERGY CAN STOP CHAOS ENERGY. SO IN OTHER WORDS SILVER CAN BEAT SHADOW IF SEGA KNEW ABOUT THAT IN THE 1ST PLACE.
SO SILVER IS MY NUMBER 1 FAVORITE CHARACTER. I don't HATE SHADOW. I JUST HATE SHADOW FANS KEEP TRASHING SILVER LIKE he's NOTHING.
ONE MORE THING IF THEY MADE A SILVER THE HEDGEHOG GAME THEN IT WOULD BE AMAZING! SILVER IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER
Silver the Hedgehog is so cute but still very annoying. Also, he sure can rival Princess Peach Toadstool (who sucks).
I love Silver for many different reasons. One reason is simply because he doesn't try to be better then anyone else (I'm just goanna say what's coming up are just examples and I love most sonic game characters). For instance Knuckles is stronger then sonic, or Shadow is the Ultimate life form he is better then sonic, Jet the hawk "I'm faster then Sonic". I think you get my point. Silver came from the future in hopes of bringing happiness to everyone, he didn't want to kill Sonic, heck I think if it was up to him he wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I like to think of Silver as a gentle giant in a way, I know he's not huge but he is more powerful then people give him credit for yet at the same time compassionate and caring. He also actually takes the time to stop and think if maybe what he's doing is wrong I like that. Silver has his own neat powers. He can fly without aid of shoes or a plane, He can pick up and move things with just the power of his mind, He can teleport without a chaos emerald, He can keep up with sonic (As seen in the Sonic Silver rival battle in Sonic generations), Silver can also stop chaos energy with his mind. Silver has a unique design (Which for people who like to make fun of his quill design it was based off a Chinese maple leaf). Silver's look is very much his own 1. his quills are much longer then any other hedgehog's 2. He has a natural fur color that's rare in the sonic world 3. He is long and lanky, seriously that's real different for a sonic character 4. Silver is much furrier 5. This is small and most people don't notice it but I'm goanna point it out Silver has the longest tail of the hedgehogs. There are those who complain about Silver's voice, well he's a kid get over it he's still growing into it. Also did it ever occur to anyone just how old Silver is and he going out and trying to change the world with all these powers, that's pretty damn impressive. Silver is very relatable for a sonic character. He's naïve, childish, rushes into things, he probably had to grow up fast because of his harsh life, Silver is very flawed but that is the best thing about Silver. Flaws make a character, so they can learn and grow because of them making them more interesting and human, well hedgehog. This is why I love Silver, I also love many other sonic characters such as Shadow, Knuckles, Sonic and more.
[Newest]My second favorite character in the entire franchise. Sonic the Hedgehog and Silver the Hedgehog rule!

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5Miles Tails Prower
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!
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.
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.
4. 1ST SONIC CHARACTER TO FLY!
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
Archie Comics could have Pac-Man issues where Pac-Man is owned!
[Newest]Most original sonic character, not to mention almost as iconic as Sonic himself. Plus, he has two tails!
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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.

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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]Totally should be higher! Had great development, cool powers, fire is awesome, can handle herself, awesome design and great story!
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7Espio the Chameleon
Espio is probably the most underrated character on this list. He is shown to be highly intelligent (computer hacking, seeing through all the tricks of villains that for some reason nobody else can see, and being the brains and success from all the Chaotix missions) and is considered officially the 3rd fastest character in the series (behind Sonic and Shadow obviously) Also, he has high combat skills, heroic but not egoistical like Sonic, proven to be badass but not as overdone or overly dark like Shadow, and can be sympathized with for underrated-ness like Silver! And on top of ALL of that, he doesn't go out of his way to prove he did all these awesome things with a big, fat ego like characters higher on the list would do! He may have an ego at TIMES, but doesn't overdo it like Sonic, Shadow or that birdbrain Jet the Hawk. Granted the closest character personality wise is officially Espio, however the difference is that he is classified as a hero along with Sonic and Shadow is anti-hero/neutral. Shadow happens to tie for favourite male character with Espio in MY book so all you Shadow fans better not get your knickers in a knot!
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.
[Newest]Espio is the epic Ninja Chameleon in the Sonic Franchise. He is my favorite besides Silver. Espio should be in Sonic Boom... He is awesome!

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 is the only recurring true enemy that has almost beaten Sonic several times, and holds a wide array of his own weaponry, such as a chest-mounted laser, electrokinesis, shapeshifting and the ability to copy other characters' moves and attacks, not to mention he rebuilds himself into Neo Metal Sonic, and blows himself up to become Metal Madness and the Metal Overlord. He also is one of the strongest characters in the series, being able to destroy sets of spikes by simply floating into them. Ironically enough, he is the hardest boss in Sonic CD but is not fought like a boss, he is instead raced.
[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.
Rouge is the best character EVER! With her sassy, flirtatious and voluptous attidtude makes her by far the best character.
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
[Newest]Rouge is the only sexy character that is why we love her.

10E-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

masterblaster

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!
[Newest]One of the All TIME BEST Sonic characters in my opinion.

The Contenders

11Doctor 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.
Every series needs a villian, and Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik certainly does the job! Without Eggman the franchise would be nothing. Even though Eggman will stop at nothing to beat Sonic, he has a bit of a soft spot to him, and that's what I love about him. He's got that comic relief edge that makes him fun to watch. Eggman is the best Sonic character. No doubt.
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12Amy 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]In my last comet I said vomiting but I meant talking
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13Vector 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.
"So what if my mouth is big? I'm a crocodile! " ~ Vector the Crocodile, the detective who managed to piss off both Amy and Rouge during a single investigation. Stating himself he hates fighting the ladies, but doing it every time he appears. This guy is one of the most hilarious characters in the Sonic universe while simultaneously being one of its most clever ones, which alone makes him more than deserving for the top ten.
The only character to worry about bills and rents in the series! Also a really capable detective.

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.

15Jet 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
[Newest]He's Okay But He is Somewhat Of A Jerk.

16Super 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!

17Tails 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.

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

18Cream the Rabbit
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!
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! )
I love cream she is the BEST IN THE WORLD I WISH SHE WAS REAL LIFE
[Newest]The only thing that is decent about Cream the Rabbit is that she can fly with her huge ears.

19Mephiles
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!
Sonic '06 sucks in every respect. And so does Mephiles! He is so annoying!
[Newest]Mephiles has to be my all time favorite villain in the Sonic franchise

20Super 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

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