Top 10 Most Powerful Sonic Characters

The Top Ten Most Powerful Sonic Characters

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.

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.

strongest him makes that so sonic as fast as almost is also and control chaos of power the has shadow and has he all is speed but faster be may sonic because sonic than stronger is Shadow

He is seriously so strong I know I could not possibly win a fight against him also I love Shadow he is one of my favorite sonic characters

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.

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.

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.

Sonic should be at number one he can run super fast when you are very close to the end in Sonic 2 because there are no robots or traps

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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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Silver was able to combat and almost kill Sonic, who is obviously extremely powerful (Main character, duh). He was only stopped by Amy, who he was "friends" with, this allowed Sonic to escape. Silver has a huge psychological factor over the other characters, he witnesses his best friend Blaze die (Or disappear to an alternate dimension, but he didn't know that) and still keeps his cool and effectively combats Iblis. Anyway, back to his fight with Sonic, he can use his powers to grab Sonic even when he was trying to run, showing that he can think just as fast as the blue blur can run. He is very durable as he can take a pounding by the Ultimate Lifeform and still fight on. Another ability he has is that he can use his powers to generate an aura shield around his body to protect him from damage. I think that Silver is the most powerful despite being limited to form changes, and I believe he deserves to be in more Sonic games and maybe his own game.

6 Mephiles the Dark

The only Sonic character to ever kill Sonic. Do I need to say more?

The power of darkness that can come in handy, if he can kill Sonic in one blow just think he could rule the world

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

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.

7 Solaris

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.

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!

So cool, he is a villain, we love it

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.

He can just copy moves from other people so he's eggman's best robot

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.

9 Rouge

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

Power of the tits

She is a bad girl in some games

Should be number 1 I love Rouge!

10 Hyper Shadic

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

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

The Contenders

11 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

Nah, Froggy would come second to Big the Cat

12 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

13 Super Sonic

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.

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

Super Sonic is powerful not the best

14 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.

To think this isn't even his full power, he could take those rings off as he's in his Super from and just think of all the damage

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

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

15 Blaze

Let the flames out! BURN IT ALL TO THE GROUND! Just don't mess with chaos Blaze he's water

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 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

She can hurt lots of people with her hammer

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

17 Perfect Nazo

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

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

18 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

He can jump and flatten his foes

He climb fast. He flatten foes.

19 Chaos

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

Chaos is the best.

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

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

20 Black Doom


Ok who put black doom on the list

21 Infinite

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

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?

22 Cream

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

Cream is not only more powerful than eggman and chris

23 Nazo

Nazo can recover when he wants! If he can knock out Sonic, Shadow, and Knuckles, and kill Tails (never mind Tails is weak but smart) he could just kill the hole world

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.

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!

24 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!

25 Hyper Sonic

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

This has to be the most powerful Sonic character ever. It’s Sonic’s strongest form.

Can kill anything with a hyper dash.

Hyper sonic is below the shadic forms and shadic also one below hyper shadow

26 Shadic the Hedgehog

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

Shadic is the most powerful life form

27 Seelkadoom

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

Seelkadoom isn't an official character though...

28 Biolizard
29 Chris

He’s always worried about sonic...bro look at you a two year old can fight better then u can!

This is a joke, right?

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

SHADOW PLEASE DON'T gee gosh this guy is annoying

30 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.

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

He could just stab peeps in the back invisible

He can just stab anyone if they do not see him

He is very cool

31 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

32 Mighty the Armadillo

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

Stronger than Knuckles.

33 Emerl the Hedgehog
34 Dark Sonic Dark Sonic is a dark super transformation achieved by Sonic the Hedgehog in the anime series Sonic X. The multitude of fake Chaos Emeralds and Sonic's intense anger allowed him to achieve this transformation.

I like they mentioned dark sonic in sonic x but he should b in the top 3

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!

35 Super Silver

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.

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

36 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

37 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.

Isn't this a god?

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!


38 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.

39 Mecha Sonic

THIS GUY IS WAAYYY MORE STRONGER THAN ANY CHARACTER FROM THE WHOLE SERIES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG. unlike metal sonic that supersonic beat, it took sonic's most strongest form hypersonic to beat mecha sonic.

Isn't metal sonic the same thing

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

40 Jet the Hawk Jet the Hawk is a character from SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog series. Jet is very arrogant, prideful, and always seeks riches and fortunes. While also the Babylon Rogues' leader, Jet rarely takes his responsibilities seriously, though he knows how to assert his authority.

I think he should be in the top 20

He is awesome

41 Hyper Knuckles

I thought there was no such thing as Hyper Knuckles. Isn’t this just Super Knuckles?

Seriously how


42 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.

She is the best

43 Hyper Shadow

There is no Hyper Shadow, There's only Super Shadow, Dark Shadow, And Chaos Shadow.

Take the ultimate life form and give him a hyper form (counting fact not feat shadow is strongest character)

Shadow but cooler he should be number 1

He counts as shadow

44 Gerald Robotnik
45 Shadic

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

Shadic can distroy nazo in 45 seconds

46 Sticks


47 Coldsteel the Hedgehog

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

48 King Boom Boo
49 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.

Haha nice joke

More like Professor steal your girl

50 Christopher Thorndyke
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