Top 10 Most Powerful Sonic Characters

The Top Ten

1 Shadow 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.

All sonic does is run

He is better than Sonic

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

Shadow is the ultimate life form so he is almost immortal

2 Sonic 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.

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

Or you can even break the game and make it from the start to EVEN THE PAST of the finish goal ring within less than seconds. If you don't know, if you go too far off at the point where you break the map, the disc can actually crack.
Yep, break the game with daytime Sonic and you got yourself Archie Sonic breaking your disc for some reason. - MasterCreepy

Sonic has defeated shadow countless times

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

I believe that Sonic it is 2 times faster than Shadow and 2 times stronger

3 Knuckles 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.

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.

If sonic and shadow vs knuckles knuckles would win.1knuckles 2blaze3silver
Knuckles and blaze make a ultimate pair silver is cute, funny and brave but nux beats all.
So vote knuckles, blaze or silver (mostly knuckles)

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

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 weak, He never did anything. - Kerbiman123

Tails should be number 4

Tails is not weak people he can defiy the laws of physics he might even be able to shed mario with his tails

5 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

Ok with these facts he is easily the most powerful character ever and talking about cannon characters only

Ok with these facts he has got to be by far the absolute strongest. (Cannon characters ONLY)

6 Rouge

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

Power of the tits

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


7 Mephiles the Dark Mephiles the Dark

I can't be the only one who thinks he acts like Kanye West.

Much better than what Infinite had to offer. - MasterCreepy

He killed Sonic
I love him.
Infinite is better.

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

8 Metal Sonic 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.

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.

Anyone to play a game with Metal would find that Metal outmatches every character. The only one to truly surpass Metal is Sonic, but that is simply due to Sonic's main character status.

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 best and only real rival of Sonic other than Eggman... even more than Shadow. - MasterCreepy

9 Doctor Eggman 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

10 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

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


The Contenders

11 Super Sonic Super Sonic

How is Tails And Knuckles above him? It's Super Sonic, not a weaker Sonic. - Kerbiman123

Dark sonic is the strongest

Chaos Sonic

Sonic himself is higher on the list than Super Sonic. WHY?!

12 Super Shadow Super Shadow

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

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

13 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.

I would think people would Put Amy number 1 because she always chases sonic she should race him I bet she would beat him Even though he is the FASTEST THING IN THE WORLD ACTUALLY HE IS NOT FASTER THAN FLASH FLASH AND SONIC RACED FLASH REMAINS UNBEATEN

Amy is cool that hammer of hers is so powerful and she fights with weights which are those rings on her hand

She can hurt lots of people with her hammer

14 Solaris Solaris

There are ten people ranked above Solaris right now. This is not good. First of all, it took Super Shadow, Super Sonic, and Super Silver's combined efforts to defeat Solaris, which means logically none of them could win in a 1v1. Since Blaze is an alternate Sonic, and Metal Sonic has been defeated by Sonic on multiple occasions, Solaris is stronger than both of them. The fact that Tails and Knuckles have been ranked higher than Solaris is insulting, mainly because we all know they are weaker than Sonic as well. Mephiles is most certainly a strong villain, but Solaris is the combined form of Mephiles and Iblis, so obviously Solaris is stronger. Nazo should not be on the list, as he is not canon, but I can probably assume that Nazo cannot destroy timelines, so he is weaker.

Solaris is number one.

Truth is: Solaris is the most powerful entity we've seen yet. He's capable of tearing apart time itself. The Egg Salamander can harm a Super Form with a special attack while Solaris can do so with his run-of-the-mill attacks! - Edgehog05

So cool, he is a villain, we love it

He was the time eater before it was cool

15 Blaze

Why is she not in the top five?

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 Big the Cat Big the Cat

He climb fast. He flatten foes.

Big, Vector, Espio and Charmy

He can jump and flatten his foes

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

17 Chaos

Chaos is the best. - YeezySeasonApproaching

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

18 Black Doom

Ok who put black doom on the list


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 Cream

She's weaker than Tails... - Kerbiman123

Why the hell is Chris here?! Get him off! He is just a human, no super power unlike others like Blaze.

Cream can kill emerl, the ultimate fighting machine

For those who is saying cream is weak: play sonic advance 2 and 3 to see how broken she is - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

21 Nazo

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

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

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 should be no1 so put him their or else

22 Hyper Shadic

He is not canon that's the problem. I wish sega could make Sonic: Nazo unleashed canon :/ - Peust

And hyper SHADIC is super FASTER than light

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

23 Shadic the Hedgehog

It is shadow and sonic combined so it is the strongest of all strongest

Shadic is the most powerful life form

24 Biolizard
25 Chris

SHADOW PLEASE DON'T gee gosh this guy is annoying - Peust

This is a joke, right?

Chris is kinda cranky due to why he wouldn't fight back.

Chris couldent even beat a snai

26 Seelkadoom

Is he faster then sonic?

How the hell is this character

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

Seelkadoom can take on super sonic and super shadow

27 Infinite

Infinite is powered by the phantom ruby which has the power to neutralise the chaos emeralds like in sonic mania the final boss where after defeating the phantom king the phantom ruby separates the chaos emerald from classic sonic also sonic was at his mercy 2 times in a row unlike mephiles who killed sonic by surprise and he was only defeated because the phantom rubies powers where drained

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?

Infinite has the ability to mess with reality itself, he deserves a 5 or 4

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28 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

29 Mighty the Armadillo Mighty the Armadillo

Stronger than Knuckles. - Kerbiman123

Two little words super strength

Mighty isn't just strong, he also has a spin dash and he's smart, he should definitely be further up the list

30 Hyper Sonic Hyper Sonic

How is he not Number 1? He's literally the most powerful. - Kerbiman123

Okay, never mind.

Can kill anything with a hyper dash. - MegaSceptile17

While perhaps not the most powerful thing in the Sonic Universe, he is probably the most powerful character.

31 Espio the Chameleon Espio the Chameleon Espio The Chameleon is a Sonic character first appearing in the 1995 Sega 32X title, Knuckles' Chaotix alongside Charmy Bee and Vector the Crocodile. Espio's appearance in Knuckles' Chaotix depicts him as a character with a hot temper which causes Charmy to remind him about his manners. In Sonic Heroes, more.

He can just stab anyone if they do not see him

He is very cool


All espio needs to do is turn invisible and stab any sonic character and they are dead. Not to mention he can keep up with most sonic characters and has ninja abilities

32 Emerl the Hedgehog
33 Dark Sonic Dark Sonic

I think Dark Sonic is very powerful. In the Archie Sonic comic, Dark Sonic defeats a god with UNLIMITED POWER! (w/ Dr. Eggman's help). If you do not care, then read the comic.

Because dark sonic killed a god with if infinite power and had help but half of infinty is still infinty

Dark Sonic has beaten MOBIUS 17 which is a GOD WITH INFINITE POWER!

34 Vector the Crocodile Vector the Crocodile Vector the Crocodile is a fictional anthropomorphic crocodile from the Sonic the Hedgehog series who debuted in Knuckles' Chaotix in 1995, and later returned in Sonic Heroes as head detective of the Chaotix Detective Agency. With a great love for music and money (the latter which he is always short more.

Vector is the strongest character MAN what

35 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.

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


36 Cheese

If you ever played advanced 2 you know cheese is the Chuck Norris of the sonic franchise

Cheese's a cute thing, he is a Chao and learns more things. he has special moves

I agree Cheese could take down all of them at once.

Cheese is amazing! So cute and like a pet to the Sonic gang.

37 Coldsteel the Hedgehog

The most over powered character in the world, nothing personnel kid

38 Maria Robotnik Maria Robotnik

Shadow really loves her until sonic idiot killed her shadow is going to do revenge on the person who killed maria

She doesn't like fighting. That's an official fact.

39 Super Silver Super Silver

He isn't THE strongest but should at least be 5 becase he is fused with the chaos emeralds the 5 who are stronger are super and hyper sonic and shadow

40 Mecha Sonic Mecha Sonic

Metal Sonic's speed combined with Silver Sonic's strength + a super form. What more do I need to say?

41 Jet the Hawk Jet the Hawk
42 Shadic

Should be 3-4 ( the two shadic super forms are stronger)

Shadic can distroy nazo in 45 seconds

43 Perfect Nazo

He's not even canon so stop putting fanmade characters on this list. - Kerbiman123

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.

Doesn't exist

44 King Boom Boo
45 Iblis
46 Professor Pickle

Laugh out loud! PP is the best char! He is like 100000 times cooler than that dumbass shadow!

Because he'd kick all their asses.

More like Professor steal your girl

Haha nice joke

47 E-123 Omega E-123 Omega

Guys there is a reason why he is the last of the e series. Why?
To name a few he was built with guns jet boosters rockets the ability to glide and much more I did say a few though.

This guy is tight he is fast and can hover this guy there where two charcters I like in sonic heroes sonic and omega

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