Top 10 Most Powerful Sonic Characters

The Top Ten

1 Shadow

Shadow is the ultimate life form, is immortal, super strong, fast, and filled with chaos energy, so I think it's quite obvious who is the most powerful

Shadow is not immortal. That's a very common mistake. He can't die by aging, but he can still die, it's just very hard to kill him. - corisco42

Why would you not like him? He's just so cool, he's fast, and he's a immortal life form. CHAOS CONTROL. Everyone else would die.

He is the only sonic character I will be on a game he is also competitive like I am sega should make more games to do with shadow rather than just sonic

Not true

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2 Sonic

In Sonic Unleashed once you went past a checkpoint they would measure how fast you went. The Light Speed Dash measures to be 396 SPD (A.K. A Speed) and the Light Speed Dash is clearly is moving at the speed of light, IT SAYS IT IN IT's NAME! Sonic's top SPD in the game is about 3000 SPD. 3000 divided by 396 = 7.57575757576 or about 8. What does this number mean? It means that Sonic is running over 7x THE SPEED OF LIGHT IN HIS BASE FORM! That is about as fast as Superman flying to the sun and back in less than 2 MINUTES! How fast is Super Sonic then? Super Sonic is 10x more powerful than Sonic in every aspect. 7.57575757576 x 671,000,000 (Speed of Light in MPH) = 5083333333.33 (Sonic's speed in MPH) x 10 = 50833333333.3 (Super Sonic's Speed in MPH) divided by 671000000 = 75.7575757576 or about 76. Super Sonic can fly or run over 75x THE SPEED OF LIGHT! Not to mention Super Sonic was capable of lifting asteroids big enough to destroy planets, blowing up one moon with just one finger, ...more

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 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 - Zombieman99

As they say, Sonic is the fastest thing alive.

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3 Knuckles Knuckles

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.

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

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.


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4 Silver

Silver is by far one of the most powerful character which is pretty amazing considering he's a naïve, immature 14 year old! To list his powers and abilities would take a very long time but just to note a few of them:

1) Psychokinetic grab- One of Silvers most well known abilities. He can grab almost anything with this ability, including rockets, bullets, people, cars and meteors. He can grab things 20 times his size and weight with ease!

2) Manipulation- With this power silver can use the environment around him to his advantage, such as bending 2 meter thick metal rods, moving stone platforms and using things as lifts. Oh yeah and he can also use this ability to distort and confuse people.

3) Flight- who needs to run fast when you can fly faster? Silver may be one of, if not the slowest character ON FOOT, but when he takes to the sky he becomes just as fast as Sonic himself. In Sonic Generations he was able to keep up with Sonic while flying backwards.

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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

Well, Silver the Hedgehog has many abilities. He has psychokinesis which can stop even Sonic in his tracks and then just beat the heck out of them for however long he wants. He can also use the Spindash and Homing Attack. Not to mention his Super form, Time manipulation and ability to survive OUTSIDE the time stream. While Sonic, Shadow, AND Silver all fought Solaris who is a literal god, they had to defeat him in 3 different areas of time. So Silver REALLY defeated him single-handedly. He also defeated other enemies that not even Sonic could beat. While everyone else fights armies of robots, they all worked as a team. Silver came from an apocalyptic future, where everything is destroyed and/or on fire, he needs to fight a colossus everyday, and everything that normal people would need to survive is practically non-existent. And he only had Blaze. Some people may argue that he was tricked by Mephiles, making him not so strong in the intelligence department. But he was truly desperate, ...more

He's powerful and can kill any opponent instantly. But is he even logically implied enough to realize it?

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5 Mephiles the Dark

Mephiles is the best sonic villain in the sonic games he is the only character to have a crystal form which just looks so cool

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

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.

Mephiles is two times stronger than shadow! This guy is awesome! Mephiles, keep doing what yo doing

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6 Nazo

Nazo in his base form is stronger than super shadow, in his perfect form (all he needs is the 7 chaos emeralds) he is way stronger than HYPER form!

If Nazo is really as strong as you say he is, then he's literally the most powerful character that has ever interacted with anyone from any Sonic universe ever. - Dan_Gan_Galaxy

Nazo is not an official character just something someone made up why is it even in this list, does that mean anyone can make up any character and make them the most powerful ugh this is almost as bad as when I found super saiyan 6 through 10 what the hell goes through the head of people sometimes

Think about it. He could match hyper Shadic (sonic and shadow fused) that weren't powered by chaos emeralds but specialised chaos emeralds that individually had equal power to the master emerald. Scourge had the power of one master emerald and couldn't be stopped by any of the characters in the sonic universe. So he can destroy seven times that power. If you think about it, Hyper Shadic is two beings with that power so fourteen master emeralds. Then he became a Cyborg!

Nazo is weak compared to Seelkadoom.

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7 Metal Sonic Metal Sonic

Metal Sonic is a beast it took nearly the entire sonic cast and 3 in super form to beat him in sonic hero's also he is faster then sonic and he has the ability to clone powers metal sonic is the strongest character hands down

The fact that he can copy everyone's data and moves along with Perfect Chaos' data proves that he is the most powerful CHARACTER in the Sonic Universe.

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!

I can't believe he is under Big the Cat!

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8 Tails

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!

He does like everything Sonic does, plus more. - Pikachulover1

I love tails he so cute like a puppy :3

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9 Blaze

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

Basically female Sonic with fire powers from a different world

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.

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10 Solaris Solaris

So cool, he is a villain, we love it

He was the time eater before it was cool

He's only in sonic 06, yes. But he's capable of destoring not JUST the world, but TIME! Pat, preasant AND future! And they NEEDED sonic to come back to life to help shadow and silver kill him. This was a great boss and a callenging one too. He is really powerful.


The Contenders

11 Super Shadow Super Shadow

Shadow is strong enough with one chaos emerald so when you give him all seven and a super form he becomes SUPER powerful

The ultimate life form

He is better than anyone

I think Hyper Shadow is better in my opnion

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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?

He should be 1 because taking shadow and sonic would make a stronger life form especially in hyper form

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

Shadic? It's just like Gogeta from Dragon Ball Z

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14 Big the Cat

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

Just imagine it... Super Big the Cat

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15 Ivo Robotnik (Dr Eggman)

In sonic 2..? Sonic tries to catch Eggman before he gets into the Death Egg Robot-Faster
In lost world, he punches down a wall, faster than knuckles-Stronger
Smarter than Tails-Smarter

16 Seelkadoom

Who the heck is this guy and how do you pronounce his name

Seelkadoom can take on super sonic and super shadow

Nope. Never existed to be powerful

What Seelkadoom needs to be in first or second, Seelkadoom kicked Shadow, Sonic and his other friends ass and he is more powerful then hyper shadic. He is ten times faster then sonic and shadow combined, and eggmans empire is tiny compared to seelkadooms and seelkadoom don't need anyone to take down anyone. And it's prenounced Seelk uh doom.

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17 Super Sonic Super Sonic

Super Sonic is powerful not the best

Not as powerful as Hyper Sonic, he might be x2 less powerful than Hyper Sonic...

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18 Rouge

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

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19 Scourge the Hedgehog

Scourge is one of the most powerful sonic characters in the comic series

Give up the Sonic comic series! This made Archie Comics much worse!

20 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 can defeat dark gaia only by staring at him, he's the most powerful character ever, not even super sonic can defeat him

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

Vector should be on this list

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