Most Overrated Sonic Characters

The Top Ten

1 Shadow the Hedgehog 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 is ranked as top 2 best liked Sonic character, solely behind the super overrated Sonic the Hedgehog. I do not think he is all that great (he got worse when he got his own game), but I still like Shadow the Hedgehog fine. Keep note to self, that critics gave Shadow the Hedgehog mixed to positive reception in general. At least Shadow the Hedgehog is way better than Sonic. I liked Shadow best in Sonic Boom series where he is actually tall & lankly.

He's really awesome in pretty much every game before Sonic Boom. He used to be an amazing swag guy who literally was super strong. Now all he does is stalk Sonic telling him "you're weak because of your pathetic loyalty to your friends." Thanks Shadow. Just because you don't have friends doesn't mean you attack people because they do.

He is somehow more popular than Tails, Eggman, Knuckles, and Amy, and he's the most requested Sonic character for Smash, even though he isn't even that important to the series anymore. - Drawbox

He is my favorite character...BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE ISN'T OVERRATED! Why does he appear in Sonic Boom? What purpose does he serve anymore? I don't understand. - DCfnaf

2 Sonic the Hedgehog 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.

Sonic the Hedgehog never deserved to be the main star anyways.

Now everyone is starting to hate Mario & love Sonic. what?! Who needs that ?!

Sonic the Hedgehog was ranked as top 1 on most popular Sonic characters by far.

Seriously, is he that good? NO!

Classic Sonic was fine, but all his games were great!

Modern Sonic was awful, and I hate his voice & appearance so much!

Sonic Boom Sonic is inspiring & hilarious.

I don't really like Sonic, honestly. I never really go for the main protagonist as my favorite. - Wereweegee

Good for a main character. It makes me cringe that Nintendo is too scared to give pkmn pro tags, Mario, link, etc... No personality what so ever.

Beyond that, for a hero protagonist... He's pretty unique. Kinda snidy, a little rude, likes to joke, but is adventitious and heroic. Overrated? I don't know. If he is liked by lots, I can see the reason at least. Unlike shadow. Or rouge. Or silver.

3 Miles "Tails" Prower Miles Prower, more commonly known by his nickname Tails, is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a significant main character after the title character Sonic, who is also his best friend.

Tails sucks. He is a complete coward, always has to rely on Sonic for everything, is the weakest of the main Sonic characters, and never uses his IQ for battling! This is why.

Tails is not useless at all.

I don't know what your taking about. He's usally overlooked or hated for being 'useless' here

4 Silver the Hedgehog

I would say that Silver is underrated, but he is getting much more fans. I would prefer Classic Silver. Also, couldn't Bowser be Silver's main rival in Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games (for now)?

This guy is so awesome

Whiny stupid brat who think he knows best and tries to get people to do what he wants. He's only like for his stupid powers & because he's from the future. He needed that kick in the face.

5 Princess Elise III Princess Elise the Third (ソレアナ公女エリス3世, Soreana Kōjo Erisu 3-sei, literally "Soleanna Princess Elise the Third") is one of the main characters in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

... I don't think anyone really likes her (including me. She sucks). So she's far from 'overrated'

6 Knuckles the Echidna 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.

I believe that Knuckles the Echidna (and the other members of Team Sonic because of Team Rose's members excluding the underrated Vector) is a very underappreciated because he doesn't rely on anything, is very determined/tough, is rarely annoying, is such a powerful puncher and has complex character design.

This guy is so overrated

Eh, saga making him stupid I think has made his popularity drop.

But yea, people only seem to like him because his abilities in the older games

7 Mina Mongoose

Damn straight!

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.

He's a robot Sonic. That's about the gist of it. Up to #1, please.


9 Sally Acorn

Yes Yes YES THANK YOU She deserves to be on this list So many people praise her like she's a god! WELL GUESS WHAT SHES NOT! She crushes dreams and steals friends or crushes away from sonic and his pals. DIE SALLY SONIC SHOULD KILL YOU YOU EVIL DEMON!

When I put Sally Acorn on the list, I put her as Modern Sally Acorn because of how cruel and dainty she is portrayed to be. I wish I could put The Deadly Six and Vanilla the Rabbit on the list.

Blaze the Cat, Shade the Echdina and Classic Sally Acorn are the best female Sonic characters. Modern Sally Acorn should regret being Princess Elise III-like.

Sonic SATAM should be never released! This and *cough* "Sonic Bible" *cough* were a false advertisement for Sonic franchise!

10 Amy Rose Amy Rose is a fictional character in SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is a pink anthropomorphic hedgehog with a cheerful, competitive personality, and is infatuated with the series' main character, Sonic. She serves as the first playable female character in the series.

She far overrated than Sally Acorn plus one of Amy Rose's stupid fans made a journal about Sally being overrated but I don't see Sally's face on that Amy Rose Hoodie which is evidences that Sega of Japan over favors Amy Rose too much and as for Sally I wouldn't want her to be on any merchandises but I just wish for the Sonamy Fanbrats to just leave Sally & everyone else in the Sally Fanbase alone since the Archie Sonic Comics have been already been Cancelled and their just beating a dead horse down the street.

Underrated and overrated at the same time, Amy Rose is. Amy Rose tied with Knuckles the Echidna to be the two top 4 most popular Sonic the Hedgehog characters. Amy Rose sure received a multiple amount of controversy.

Her fans bash Sally acorn

Annoying as hell. Sorry for the language, but its true.

The Contenders

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12 Blaze the Cat

Hey, blaze has actual personality & development as well as cool powers! There's good reasons why she's popular.

She is one of the best female Sonic characters, not Modern Amy Rose. I, Harrison Kieran Glen Harris Stark am aware of why I put Blaze the Cat on this list. It is because she is one of the more well-known Modern Sonic characters. What an overall pathetic reason.

Blaze seems underatted in my opinion.

Way too much praise for a character that’s in some ways more of a clone than Shadow.

13 Rouge the Bat

Lets ignore the stereotype that she uses to flirt with m3n to get what she wants, let's ignore she's selfish that thinks anything she wants is 'hers,' let's ignore the fact that she was a tool for shadow and would've let him DESTROY THE WORLD. She's 'sexy.' But Sally is a tramp

I put her on the list mainly because of her feminine arch-rivalries with Modern Amy Rose, which makes them both overrated as heck. she is very one-dimensional in the Archie Comics. Some Archie Comics characters like Betty Cooper and Sabrina Spellman are lierally three-dimensional.

14 Chao

The Chao... one of the most overrated characters ever!

Seriously, just because Chaos are completely cute does not mean they are the best. Besides, Chao Garden in Sonic Adventure 1 than Sonic Adventure 2 is way better.

15 E-102 Gamma

Agree. They treat gamma like god. But I'm sorry but He's overrated because of god stuff on him it's worth it

I actually don't care for E-102 Gamma

16 Big the Cat

Any other team from Sonic Heroes is reasonably a lot better than Team Rose. I know I should have put Cream the Rabbit on the list.

17 Sara

How she is so underatted

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

...I can't think of one person who actually likes him (including me).

Classic Engman is so much better, not just because of the character design with the rounder body, smaller rectangular limbs, more retro glasses, etc. Dr. Engman Nega is solely a version of Dr. Eggman, but what is redeemable about him is his persistence. He will always be better than Sonic '06 Eggman.

19 Shahra the Genie

Feel free to hate Shahra, AMY ROSE IS SMEXY AND I MASTURBATE TO HER. Shadsilvson11 has reasosn to hate Shahra. She is useless, and there is way more than just an unfittingly sexy character design. She had potentioal be a great/heroic sidekick for Sonic the Hedgehog like Miles "Tails" Prower.

20 Vanilla the Rabbit

She is a lot like Princess Elise III and her clothing that you commonly find in the 19th Century... uggh!

21 Marine the Raccoon

I feel so bad for Blaze the Cat for being pressured to befriend a Mary Sue like Marine.

22 Cream the Rabbit

But Cream is so cute and innocent. Plus, she would make a good girlfriend for Tails!

Tailream is a very overrated couple like SonAmy (before the Sonic Boom era). Knuckles is a MUCH better girlfriend for Cream the Rabbit (as an adult).

23 Merlina (Sonic and the Black Knight)

Easily the most predictable Sonic villain.

24 Mighty the Armadillo

As awesome as Team Hooligan is (or was), take back what you said about Mighty the Armadillo, trollers that go "WHY YOU SHOULD NOT HATE AND BE JEALOUS OF AMY ROSE BEFORE SONIC BOOM, ARCHIE SALLY ACORN AND OTHER MARY-SUES SONIC CHARACTERS! "! Mighty the Armadillo deserved FAR more to be on lists of underrated Sonic characters because he can run super fast and has super strength.

Like this guy was the one that everyone asked to come back yet we have characters like Fang or Bark who still have yet to make a canon appearance in over 20 years, Fang especially deserved to return more because he was part of the main cast in the nineties. - Aceto

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

I actually like that he's a childish evil genius. Makes him stand out from other evil bland villians.


26 Chris Thorndyke Chris Thorndyke is a fictional character and the main human protagonist of the Anime series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series created by Sega, Sonic X.

You mean overhated?


27 Bunnie Rabbot
28 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 honestly don't get how so many people like him so much. Sure he destroys a few things, but his appearance is brief and when Sonic reverts back to normal, no one ever brings him up afterwards. He's like an edgier, more forgettable version of Fleetway Super Sonic.

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