Top 10 Most Powerful Sonic Characters

The Top Ten
1 Shadow Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

YES! Shadow is and should always be number 1! Shadow can fly, sonic can’t! Shadow is immortal, sonic isn’t! and technically speaking, Shadow can go faster than Sonic if he wishes to, his rocket boosters make him fly and he can reach speeds faster than Sonic's! Shadow is also a great deal stronger than Sonic as well! Shadow could probably beat ANY character on this list if he desires. Sure he might be a bad guy, but at least he is one AWESOME bad guy! He could outmatch anyone and everyone on this list and in the Sonic universe! Shadow is so awesome, they literally made a separate game for him! So vote for Shadow so he can remain superior! Shadow shall always be number 1!

He's an incredibly powerful* character who can match Sonic, Knuckles and Silver, 3 almost equally strong fighters. Shadow has a disadvantage and advantage over all of them. He's, by a margin, slower than Sonic, but quite stronger and more powerful. For Knuckles, he's a margin weaker, but quite faster. Finally, for Silver, he's less powerful (I believe, but only by a nigh unnoticeable difference) but stronger and faster.

*my preferred difference, for those who believe being strong and powerful are the same thing, I prefer my definition of strong being physical strength, and powerful meaning energy techniques' (Chaos Attacks) strength. Meaning Sonic's Sonic Wind projectile can't match up to Shadow's multitude of Chaos abilities.

Even though I love Sonic and hate Shadow it has been proven that Shadow is more powerful than Sonic. For one he killed him and two Sonic even said he was "faster" than him in Sonic X when really he was teleporting something the other characters can't do.

I believe that Shadow is the most powerful character because if you look at his ankles and wrists he wears a set of rings, These rings limit his power. When Shadow takes the rings off his wrists he gets a power up in strength, speed, power etc. I think the ones on his ankles do the same thing, except they give him more of his full power of speed. I believe he doesn't expose his true power because he does not want be seen as a threat to humanity. I mean Shadow is the ultimate life form, what more is there to say.

2 Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

“Moving at the speed of sound.
Fastest hedgehog around.”
Sonic is simply one of the most powerful characters around. Not only is he fast he is excellent at fighting.

Well, for the argument of Sonic vs Shadow, I believe that they are equal to each other in combat. Shadow is a bit physically stronger than Sonic, while Sonic is faster than Shadow. It is hinted that there isn't actually an upper limit to Sonic's speed in some games and comics. Some people even theorize that Sonic chooses not to run at full speed to avoid damaging the world around him and so that he can avoid Eggman/Robotnik's traps.

Shadow may have a some Chaos power, but it is limited without the assistance of a chaos emerald; without one he can only teleport short distances, (by the way Sonic can use Chaos control as well if he were to hold a Chaos Emerald) and the only Chaos attack Shadow can use without an emerald is Chaos Spear, while this is still a cool attack it is not all that powerful. Now Shadow can use more Chaos power by removing his inhibitor rings, an example of this is Chaos Blast, but doing this will drain away his stamina in less then a minute, possibly even ...more

Sonic has consistently shown to be faster than the speed of LIGHT, kicked an evil T. V into orbit, ripped apart an entire universe with his speed, resisted the gravity of a Black Hole, raced around the world multiple times in seconds, defeated Enerjak, a being who is millions of times stronger than a being that can destroy multiple universes and create them, as well as disintegrate people atom by atom, with his BARE HANDS, AND defeated a genie/demi-god who can manipulate reality, a being that can alter time itself, and even held Earth at bay. He was only knocked out by a machine that could create/destroy universes. Hell, he could run so fast, he could talk to himself on the phone from two different phones. Though, Nazo is technically stronger, Sonic in Ultra Form, probably could take him down.

Sonic is the ULTIMATE Hero of retro gaming and Mobius! You guys might think shadow is, but let me ask you. How come sonic's always saving the world while shadow is moping around STILL trying to figure out his past and thinking about Maria? Sonic saved South Island from Eggman, destroyed the death egg TWICE (actually 3 times), stopped Metal Sonic and Eggman from destroying the future, destroyed perfect Chaos, defeated and killed DARK GAIA, Stopped eggman AGAIN saving AN ENTIRE ALIEN RACE!, And deafeting the time eater (egg-men) from destroying him and his friend's past! And what's shadow done? HELP sonic defeated another abomination, HELPED sonic defeat the Bio-hazard, and destroyed a comet... That's all? I mean come on! Sonic (and knuckles) is the only one to go hyper! I mean yeah there was nazo unleashed but that wasn't an official hyper shadow OR an official Dark shadow. Don't correct me shadow lovers but I believe and KNOW that sonic is the all time most powerful sonic character! ...more

3 Knuckles Knuckles the Echidna is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands.

Ok, so check it out: you've got a guy who uppercuts a super transformation and succeeds in knocking him into his normal form. This same guy holds his own in a fight against Shadow in Sonic X when Shadow was completely broken in that show in terms of accurate power. We know already that Knuckles is intellectual in terms of combat and has a more tactical approach. It takes more than blunt force to be strong and Knuckles supports this as he is able to keep up with Sonic's speed in hand to hand combat. His knowledge of chaos energy rivals if not surpasses Shadow's.

Right so knuckles can run 100-400 mph and chaos knuckles can destroy a universe from other people opinion I haven't saw the comic of it anyway he can break open giant stone walls (sonic heros) cqn climb walls with his knuckles(sa,sa2 and the classics) and is gaurdian but guys lets not be fanboys or haters only say the truth don't lie about what REALLY happenend in battle sonic says he has light speed reactions he can call giant rocks from the sky make a earthquake by punching the ground and in the sonic boom T.V. intro (not sure if intros count probably not) he made a volcano explode by punching the knuckles should actually be number 1 people are saying mongul is immortal so that doesn't make him stronger but he could (chaos knuckles or enerjak) just chaos control him to a place he would suffer for even

This is a guy who punched Sonic in his Super form proving that he's as powerful as Sonic if not stronger as well as running almost as fast as him. There's a reason he guards the Master Emerald and that's because he's one of the most powerful Sonic CHARACTERS.

Knuckles is already mature in sonic boom, an upcoming sonic show that later airs on Cartoon Network and some French T.V. companies, he is slightly much taller than tails the fox and slightly much heavier than Amy rose

4 Tails Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

Shadow is clearly the most powerful with Knuckles as a close second and Big at a near third, but, Tails is pretty powerful in his own way, besides, its funnier when the weakest person is able to beat up the heavy lifter with no problems and seeing that SEGA wants to go by those routes, having him defeat Knuckles would be the funniest thing to see because nobody would believe it... not even Egg-man, get the picture.
Heck, he was even able to defeat Shadow in Sonic X and bested Sonic in two episodes of Sonic BOOM.
Well, three if you count the episode were Egg-man ended up using a mind powered laser blaster to trap Sonic in a wooden cage or four if you count all of the episodes with Hypno-bot in.

I have no idea why his this high up on the list at number four, but, I can buy it seeing that I can imagine him as the Sonic series version of Gellert Grindelwald, despite the fact that he isn't really as powerful as Shadow and Knuckles.
He was still able to defeat Sonic in Sonic BOOM before Sonic turned on him at the end despite him winning the bet.
(The Sonic BOOM writers are liars, they lied to us in the episode when they said that the bet was between Tails and Egg-man)

Tails can do most everything Sonic can, and has his own abilities to make up for what he can't do. He can fly every bit as fast as Sonic can run, even when his hedgehog brother is actually trying to get past him (Sonic Colors); he can use the Spin Dash and Spin Attack just as effectively; and he can slice through robots with his tails for a bit of extra range. He's shown to be incredibly durable, going through plane crashes and laser blasts repeatedly without ever being more than a little disoriented; and strong enough to lift four times his own weight (Sonic and Knuckles at the same time) without slowing down or limiting his flight; and punch through rock (Tails' Adventure).

He can go Super, too. Not as easily as Sonic, because he's young and inexperienced (that's the official reason), but he can.

Even apart from that, he's a genius. He was able to build a replica of a Chaos Emerald, that worked just like the real thing with less energy.

Tails is only slightly slower then sonic but he makes it up with his IQ of 300! He can fly he can also drive sonic to different places with His Plane The Tornado He also has a super form like sonic so tails should be at least in the top three he is way better then knuckles and silver Tails is very Powerful Academic and Speed Wise Go Tails!

5 Silver

He is an INCREDIBLE guy. He never fails to surprise me. Even though he has that annoying catchphrase "IT'S NO USE" He is still really overpowered and overall my favorite character.(And at least he doesn't brag like Sonic and Shadow: Shadow Example: "Is that all?" Sonic example "Too easy" Sonic says that in Smash Bros Brawl and that comment is rude to those who tried their best.) #GO SILVER AND GO FANS.

You’ve got to be kidding me! Silver is literally one of the most powerful characters ever! Shadow is the only one I’d put above him. Silver may have his moments, but he could easily take out Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails.

He's deathly cute. That's a DEADLY superpower. Also, Shadow the
Hedgehog would lose in a fight to him if Silver slowed down time BEFORE Chaos Control. By the way, I'm getting very tired of the 'Chaos Control' line.

I've never had much experience with Silver, since I'd never had the "joy" of playing Sonic 06. But, from what I know about him, through the Archie Comics series and Sonic Generations, I find it clear that he is one of the most powerful protagonists in the series. His main advantage in power is that he's Psychokinetic which is the ability to move objects with your mind. With this ability, he can stop attacks coming at him, and he can lift about anything! His second most used and most powerful ability is mind-bending. In other words, he can control objects and make them into different shapes. But if that wasn't powerful enough, he was also given the ability to fly! Besides Tails, Cream, Rouge, and Charmy, there really aren't any other characters who can fly besides the super forms. Silver is lucky enough to have that ability when he doesn't even have all of the chaos emeralds. One final thing I should mention is his boss fights. The one in Sonic 06 (according to my experience of ...more

6 Solaris

Okay, to back up my point about how only God can permanently beat Evil; there were legends on how this guy became The Flames Of Disaster before this guy BECAME the Flames Of Disaster, so that leads to me asking, "So, this guy's a god of time, right? He has legends in the past about a future event, so how many times did HE happen in the past? Did he survive his white flame being blown out after he was 'defeated' or did he escape to a different
time at the moment right before he vanished? And, most importantly, WILL HE RETURN SOME DAY?" I think the answers are... Yes, you don't want to know, the second one, and a traumatizing YES.

Solaris is literally a god of time. Time is literally the reason why he might not be dead. He could've escaped in time milliseconds before he was blown out after he reverted back to his ETERNAL flame state. Also, if there are legends written about him becoming The Flames Of Disaster BEFORE he became The Flames Of Disaster, I'd say he's done the whole 'Solaris Project' thing multiple times, been defeated, and escaped in time to another time. That would make him absolutely unstoppable...

Make no mistake, people reading this: THIS is number 1. Regular Shadow, Sonic, and Knuckles get absolutely CURBSTOMPED by this absolute unit. It took 3 Super States to defeat him, and even then he didn't get destroyed. He's so powerful that he didn't even get killed in direct combat; Sonic had to travel back in time to put out the original flame, his weakest state. This ABSOLUTE UNIT can rip apart entire timelines and distort space itself. Seriously, no one even comes close to this guy.

Literally the equivalent of Satan in the Sonic universe, so until God decides to enter the Sonic universe, Solaris is the most powerful character. Because, unfortunately, you can't PERMANENTLY vanquish Evil unless you're God.

7 Mephiles the Dark

I liked Mephiles the Dark first when I saw him in Sonic the Hedgehog for PS3.
I would like Nazo to try this guy. I also believe Mephiles is immortal, according to what I've read. I even made this guy in some sonic rpg on roblox. I liked him better than Solaris even.

Mephiles: I killed him, in 3 seconds, made a princess kiss him for my amusement... And then sega brought him back to life. I was very successful at my job, thank you very little.

I was going to click on Shadow, but Mephiles has all of Shadow's powers, plus intelligence, manipulation, and duplication.

Mephillies is like Doomsday. He killed Sonic (superman). It's a shame that he was in a bad game like 2006. He was the best part of that game.

8 Metal Sonic Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power, more.

Metal Sonic was created by Dr. Eggman. He is supposed to be a robot Sonic that is faster and stronger than Sonic, and he was a success.

Think about this for a second: it took 1 Ultimate Lifeform alien-hedgehog hybrid with the powers of chaos, 1 government agent/Jewel thief, 1 machine with guns, 3 professional detectives, a female hedgehog with a giant hammer, a giant cat, and a rabbit to fight him before he even reached his final form and finally a super hedgehog that can run at the speed of sound, a super fox with an IQ of 300 and a super echidna to simlpy reduce him to his weakest form and take him offline. He was never destroyed. Metal will never die

This guy is super fast, can copy anyone's data, turns into a giant dragon like thing without the chaos emeralds, took not only 3 super forms but 9 other normal forms to defeat him. Chew on that Mephiles! Metal needs no stinkin emeralds to turn into a big form of power, also he could just copy your data and whoop your ass in seconds!

With his ability to copy skills other charters have it makes him incredibly dangerous. Also fighting him one on one is suicide unless you are a main character.
Also the fact that in his Metal Overlord form he needed 3 chaos wielding mobains to dent him proves that he is powerful.

9 Super Sonic

Super sonic can be tricked but his power and good looks totally make up for it.He is a lot stronger than tails and shadow so h should be higher up on this list

A little weaker than Super Shadow but faster than Super Shadow and can rival Super Silver in his speed.

Okay... This seems odd. Super Sonic is the 2nd Strongest hedgehog canonically...

How is Tails And Knuckles above him? It's Super Sonic, not a weaker Sonic.

10 Rouge

She'd be powerful with a Russian accent & a pear figure!

Rouge is stronger than Tails she kick his ass in sonic x!

She is a bad girl in some games

Should be number 1 I love Rouge!

The Contenders
11 Super Shadow

Super Shadow is below Super Sonic?
Uh, no Sonic might be my fave, but Shadow, no SUPER Shadow is notably stronger and much more powerful than Super Sonic.
Super Sonic is faster however.

How come Shadow is in first, and Super Shadow is in ninth? I mean, Super Shadow is Shadow but stronger!

Really strong. Honestly stronger than Super Sonic but tied with Super Silver.

Super Shadow would obviously be better than Super Sonic.

12 Hyper Shadic

So shadow is super strong and sonic is the main character so what if you put them together and turn it to hyper form?

That is one of sonic and shadow most powerful abilities but I have seen powerful forms of them

He's over powered he can destroy anyone by just touching them of course he should count

Um...this dude isn't real AT ALL. He is non existant (His world...) and because of that he never existed to kill anyone

13 Froggy

Froggy is the strongest character in all of Sega. He should be the main character. He can easily defeat Shadow, Sonic, Silver, and Knuckles all at the same time! Also, the sun is cold.

Froggy's a frog, he's just kidding and gets lazy all the time

Could beat all sonic characters at the same time

Nah, Froggy would come second to Big the Cat

14 Doctor Eggman Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

Eggman on the list twice

He's strong but not always

Technically, he's as powerful as the robots he creates... so if he builds a robot to harness the power of Solaris...well...

15 Blaze

Blaze is, according to the developers, the female version of Sonic from another dimension. She's a bit slower, but has stronger attacks and better aerial game. Basically, they're canononical equals. And just like the Sonic V. Shadow fight in SA2, both Blaze and Sonic beat each other in their respective stories in a (partially literal ) head to head battle in Sonic Rush. Once again, since the outcome doesn't really affect the story, we could just say it ended in a stalemate.

She's super strong, super fast, can fly, control fire, got the Sol Emeralds, the power of Solaris, and the Power of the Stars. She took down Knuckles without breaking a sweat.

Blaze, Silver and Shadow all do hold physical abilities which can cause quite dangerous activity.

Many Sonic based characters can do so.

She's awesome and she's one of the most powerful female character

16 Infinite

"I'm the tallest of mountains
I 'm the roughest of waves.
I'm the toughest of terrors
I'm the darkest of days
I'm the last one standing
Don't try to stand in my way
'Cause I've been up against better
Just take a look at my face
'Cause if you're messing with me
I'm a dangerous weapon
I'm the sharpest of blades
I'll cut you down in a second" - from Infinite's theme

In sonic forces he easily defeated silver, trapped shadow in an illusion of green hill zone,helped eggman take over 99% of the world,defeated sonic twice and captured him. Compared to villians like solaris which took 3 super forms to defeat but what powered the super forms? The chaos emeralds,and the phantom ruby can neutralise the chaos emeralds like in sonic mania, also compared to mephiles who killed sonic with a surprise attack but infinite defeated sonic in a true fight and compared to metal sonic who has been defeated countless times by sonic infinite is more powerful and also he was defeated because the phantom rubies powers where drained

He should be number 5 because he is super edgy and total Bad ass kinda I mean have you seen him without his mask?

Mind Tricks that can come in handy, if he can make things come to reality he could drown both Sonics kill, the OC and so much more

17 Amy

Amy Rose needs more credit, when she chases Sonic, and he is the fastest thing in the WORLD, mind you, she is pretty close behind, and really, even Sonic is scared of her, I feel like nobody is actually voting because of strength, but in preference in character, and that is very ignorant, Amy Rose is probably one of the strongest females, if not the strongest.

In Sonic X she threw her hammer at a airship twice the second time knocked or out of the air shadow may have lifted an asteroid but keep in mind he didn’t land he used chaos control but that was in his super form and Amy did this with her arm and hammer so technically she is the strongest character SEGA ever made!

She can hurt lots of people with her hammer

It's hammer time! Amy is a female furry Thor

18 Perfect Nazo

He is the most powerful and deserves to be number one he can also upgrade in hyper perfect nazo using the super emeralds. He is the strongest sonic character ever even stronger than Solaris who is the sun God and even said that if absorbs more energy he will be stronger than a God meaning he will stronger than Solaris. It also took. True hyper shadic to defeat him even he couldn't defeat him because he returned in nazo returns. Sega should make him a real character. I have loads of more reasons why nazo is number one but I am going to stop here because I Will be here forever.

Perfect Nazo can get as strong as he wants, he has no limit.

Rouge is a good team-mate

NAZo yo he's so cool

19 Iblis

Literally the embodiment of Solaris' power.

20 Dark Gaia

Dark Gaia is without a doubt the most powerful thing in the Sonic Universe as it took both Light Gaia and Super Sonic to stop it and even then it's only really sleeping or trapped, waiting to make a return.

He is way stronger than solaris phase 2 even if he is not perfect dark gaia. He stomps solaris so hard he'll wish he was a dark gaia minnion.

Isn't this a god?

Time after time he cracks the world apart! can super sonic do that or super shadow do that!


21 Big the Cat

"As you may know, Big the Cat is, in fact, the strongest character within the Sonic universe, as well as the most loyal."

Big the cat is a heavy domestic cat, he likes to fish and is friends with froggy

Just imagine it... Super Big the Cat

He can jump and flatten his foes

22 Chaos

Resides inside the master emerald (I think) so it should be pretty damn powerful

It is the best. it is slow but this is dangerous

Chaos is the best.

If Sonic hates water couldn't Chaos just drown him?!? 🤔 Something to think about

23 Time Eater

So many tries but I like the music

24 Super Silver

He just is so powerful. HOW IS HE THE LAST ONE ON THIS LIST. AND HOW IS TAILS 2nd!

1. He has powers. Imagine that times a million when he is super silver.

2. If he can almost kill Sonic in Sonic 06. Imagine what he could do super.

My point is Silver is the most underrated character ever. But he is also the most powerful and best person ever.(my opinion)

This is a no-brainer. If Silver could almost UTTERLY DESTROY SILVER than he can easily beat him Super. And to see him tie Shadow in the fight was amazing. Especially because Shadow used Chaos Control and Silver didn’t. I believe if he did...well... then it would have been RIP Shadow. Honestly Super Silver is stronger than Super Sonic and tied with Super Shadow.#GO SILVER AND GO FANS!

Big the cat tails and Amy Rose are above him what the heck

Silver would be just as fast as Sonic and Shadow when he is flying, and this is his Super form. He’s gotta be very strong.

25 Black Doom

Ok who put black doom on the list

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