Top 10 Greatest Sonic the Hedgehog 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.

Everyone in this series needs more character development. I'd actually like to see Shadow with more of a weakness. Weakness is what makes characters relatable. Being 'perfect' in every sense of the word is boring. If the character has flaws, major screw ups, that is what ties them to us, bonds them with us. If we are perfect, how will we learn? How will we grow? Right now, Shadow has a lot of cheesy lines that are nauseatingly heroic and he sees through every villains' ruses. Where's the fun in that? Where's the imperfect, human side? Is it hidden below those dark emotions? Is the seriousness a shroud burying a more carefree, happy personality? SEGA, this is stuff that you and your lazy, yeah, I said it, LAZY developers need to elaborate on more. I want to connect with him more. To feel him... but we don't know what he's really like inside. I'd like to see a glimpse, a tiny little slip-up of a more vulnerable, less egotistical, deeply emotional Shadow that lies on the inside.

It was a very close tie with Sonic, Silver or Shadow but Shadow won first and Sonic won second (and Silver won third). I chose Shadow because I can sorta relate to him. I can be a bit cold at time, I love guns and motorcycles. Fun fact for some odd reason I'm afraid to ride a bike but when I was eight my uncle let me ride his motorcycle (he was on it to) and I was FEARLESS! I don't know how it feels to loose a friend (except imaginary ones) but I do know what it's like to loose a family member or two. The uncle that let me hitch a ride on his bike died and we were close! Like extremely close. My cousin also passed away and she used to babysit me and my other two cousins when we were younger. But as I grew older my two best friends (my two cousins) left me and I was all alone. Yes I'm super energetic but I'm also depressed. (Yes I believe Shadow is depressed and if he's not then um...whoops XD) The only reason why I'm so nice though and energetic is because one I have anxiety and two ...more

He can be arrogant, cruel and seemingly heartless, but he has shown that he cares about Sonic and humanity and that he's willing to do the right thing out of the goodness in his heart. He's really not a definite edge lord, either. I'll give an example or two to prove my point; remember in Sonic Adventure when Amy mistook him for Sonic? She hugged him. He had literally no idea who she was. If he were an edge lord, he would have pushed her down to the ground like "get the h*ll off me", instead he just looked at her like she was crazy... or when he fought Silver in '06. If he were an edge lord he would've beaten Silver to a bloody pulp or laughed at him for being manipulated by Mephiles instead of telling him the truth about the Dark Lord's intentions. Am I right?

Shadow is my favorite character in all of sonic the hedgehog because he is just the coolest. Rouge is my favorite female character because she is dark, mysterious, conniving, strong, stealthy, cunning and deceptive. Her good looks and sly personality makes her overall the best female sonic character. But not the best sonic character of them. in fact the main reason I think Rouge is the best sonic girl character is because she is Shadow's girl as in Rouge, Amy and Blaze are the three characters that are best for being Shadows girlfriend because he is heterosexual confirmed Sonic will never be his boyfriend neither will anyone else who is a guy. But Rouge is the one Shadow is most interested in even though she likes Knuckles. Shadow is overall the best character male or female, gay or straight, white or colored basically the best.

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 is no doubt the best! I used to not like him. I didn't care about him nor payed any attention until I saw the trailer. It lit up all my insides and now...I'M IN LOVE! (XD) I don't like Shadow so I don't know why people think he's better! He's mean and works for Eggman and killed Sonic (who is a super hero like who kills a hero? A villain duh)! People say Sonic is mean but he's just the introvert and will be there for his friends. He's also Sega's mascot but that's not why I like him. He's also really fast and I mean really fast! He will do literally anything so his friends and doesn't need a girl (and especially not Amy) and is super brave and tough! And sure he's scared of water cause he can't swim but we all have fears! The fact that he can't cry no matter what is really impressive! Bad but impressive. So ya...Sonic is the best not Shadow the faker!

Sonic should be best he could go around the hole earth in 5 seconds. And shadow died in sonic Adventure 2. He is going faster then light. He can travel to the sun in 8 minutes and back. He could save the world. Sonic uncannon and cannon history sonic 06 crisis city. He also attacked Mephiles. In super state. He could also sonic boom rise of lyric he went so far. He still did it. And let remember that sonic 1 is a modern sonic game. Sonic 2 he has to fight in space! He still won. He had to in sonic 3 fight eggman. Sonic and knuckles he saved lives again. He still did show much. Now it's time to short sonic 1 sonic 2 sonic spinball dr eggman's mean bean machine. Sonic cd sonic 3 sonic and knuckles sonic 3 and knuckles. Now top ten best sonic characters sonic tails knuckles eggman shadow scourge. Sonic had to fight to save the world now any one who wants's sonic in 1 say I. He kept on doing the impossible.

No one is a real sonic the hedgehog fan if they don't like Sonic. I mean come on he is the fastest character in the game so if he is facing knuckles he would beat him up in a second just like when emerl used sonic's moves to defeat Knuckles in the sonic x series. Sonic defeated Shadow many times in the games like in Sonic generations. Don't get me wrong. I like All the characters on this list but Sonic will always be the 1st in my mind. People are starting to like Shadow and Silver more than Sonic, So that's why I think they made Sonic the only playable character in Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors, and in Sonic generations and I think they should create a new gameplay for Sonic. So stop making Sonic look lame and boring and putting Shadow and Silver in the front.

Tails may have done the last assault on Sonic, but Sonic won the battle on Tails with just words on issue 179 in the comics

Sonic is the best character in the entire Sonic game/comic universe. He may not be the strongest, but his speed, heart, and all-around awesomeness allow him to defeat his opponents. Don't get me wrong, I still love Shadow, Silver, Scourge, Mighty, Sally, and more; I just think that Sonic is better. His trash talking is hilarious (though sometimes cliche), His bravery is unparalleled, and his heroism is just inspiring. His speed allowed him to defeat Shadow (before they became allies), his trash-talking continues to drive Eggman insane, and his morals allowed him to defeat Scourge and persuade Silver that he wasn't the traitor to the Knothole Freedom Fighters (in the Archie Comic universe). That being said, Sonic is my favorite character, followed by Shadow/Silver, then Scourge/Mighty, then Sally/Tails.

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.

Now - I can understand the fact that Shadow is number one, Sonic is number two and my favorite character Tails is number three, but, I can't understand why SEGA would mess up his character in the future games while making him "normal" in Sonic BOOM which wasn't the worst show out there, Sonic Underground was.
And this Gellert Grindelwald like fox wasn't good enough for them...
Well, I still like him.
I'll always like him.
Also... BOOM Sonic cheated in that bet with BOOM Tails and doesn't deserve a friend like him who is willing to stick by his side no matter what.
Heck, the team behind Sonic BOOM lied to the viewers of the episode by making the bet between him and Egg-man and it was actually between him and Sonic, liars.
Shadow only got the number one spot because the fans liked the fact that he was hedgy while Sonic is the main character, the poster boy of the series.
Tails on the other hand might end up becoming another Egg-man in the aftermath once the smoke ...more

WAHOO! TAILS IS NUMBER THREE! Tails has always been my favorite video game character of all time! I have always loved Tails ever since I first saw him on Sonic Boom! To say the least, people hate this cute little fox for no reason. Well, Tails has done more than your little Shadow! People always underestimate Tails because he tends to get kidnapped at times, he is young, and they just think he is annoying. Tails is actually one of the strongest Sonic characters out there and Tails also deserves a second game of his own! But when Sega always collabs with another company to do a cartoon or an anime they always make Tails be in a relationship. GO TO HELL COSMO AND FIONA! So, let’s see does Sonic consider Shadow or Silver as somewhat of a brother to him? No, he doesn’t, he thinks of Tails as a little brother to him. This little fox deserves much more attention than your little Silver and Shadow!

Tails is the Best in my eyes, and he always will be.
He is the nicest, easiest to get along with, and the most relatable, While other characters really have no story to them *cough* Shadow *cough*. I mean, Shadow has a "Tragic backstory". *Scoff* So what? He wasn't even "Born" only Created. Tails Had to go through Childhood, One of the most important things in anyone's life. Maybe that's Why shadow is so Serious: He never had a Childhood. Tails Had one, And that Childhood made him who he is: nice, friendly, and he would do anything for his friends. So why is Shadow beating out Tails? Is it because he uses Guns? Is it because He's the only one that actually Kills Sonic? Every time I see Tails, I see myself. Bullied, Left behind, abandoned, Until I met my first actual "friend". Then I was Glued to him, and we were Inseparable. Then it grew from there, But I had my first Best Friend, and that was all I really needed.

I'm not sure if I like him better than Cream and Tikal but, I just felt the need to vote for him! He was Sonic's first sidekick, he is a two-tailed fox than can fly (pretty original if you ask me), and he's very cute! I remember liking him a lot when I was a little girl, he was my absolute favorite! Until I met umm, Cream and Tikal... But now, I'm not so sure. Tails just brings back a lot of memories from my childhood. I remember when I first met Sonic, Tails and Knuckles. My brother showed them to me. He was like "Look, this is Sonic and he can run fast. This is Knuckles and he can climb walls. And this one can fly with his tails like a helicopter." I was like: "! He's Adorable! From that moment I was solo fascinated with Tails, I wanted a plush of him so badly, and I got it like 6 Christmas ago! #HailTails

4 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.

Knuckles has to be the best character going I mean in every game you play as him he has awesome powers, the ability to climb, glide, dig and has great fighting abilities, and you can't miss out the fact he looks so cool. I don't know if uve noticed but the major colours of most of the sonic characters is red and Knuckles is all red and the fact he looks awesome with his long dreadlocks and giant fists that look like boxing gloves but with spikes makes it even more cooler and he has the best looking shoes out of everyone. I mean come on he has mountain shoes with some kind of Lego piece on it that's just amazing. The only thing I'm mostly disappointed in I'd the fact he doesn't turn super in the new games its always Sonic, Shadow or Silver and that's now fair because Knuckles is just good enough to be Super too as he knows more about the Chaos Emeralds than anyone els as he guards the Master Emerald it's his duty to know more.

He's always been my favorite Sonic character. This guy is AWESOME! He stated out as an anti-hero in Sonic 3. One day Super Sonic was just flying around being all cool and stuff and BAM a red echidna named Knuckles hits Super Sonic so hard that it knocks the Chaos Emeralds out of him! Then Knuckles steals all of the emeralds! It's up to Sonic and Tails to get them back! Eventually Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles realize they have one common enemy, Eggman. By this time, Sonic had gotten all of the emeralds back. Now Sonic and Knuckles team up! Sonic actually gives the emeralds to Knuckles so he can start collecting the Super Emeralds! These emeralds are much stronger than the Chaos Emeralds. Then Sonic gets the Super Emeralds and becomes HYPER SONIC! Sonic defeats Eggman and the world is saved! But that is besides the point. Remember the beginning Super Sonic is supposed to be invincible, BUT Knuckles hit Super Sonic SO HARD that it knocks the emeralds out of him! Knuckles is SUPER STRONG! ...more

I always liked this guy..
You can't imagine how much popularity this guy gained when Sonic 3 released, even when kids were role-playing sonic and like that, they were fighting who to become knuckles, not sonic. (Ahh, good times..) Anyway, There's also some special things that may make him different from the others, I'll list it though..

1 - Along with sonic, they are the only ones who can become Hyper.

2 - Knuckles is the only one who can use the "Full" power of the master emeralds (Maybe the chaos emeralds too, but it's not "really" confirmed as much as the M.E)

3 - As sonic can be described as the "Wind", knuckles is also described as the "Mountain" and by that I mean, and it has been confirmed, that knuckles equals sonic's speed in strength (If you know what I mean..)

4 - Knuckles was the only one who had enough power to get the emeralds out of Super Sonic himself..

I hope SEGA gets back the respect this guy have always had..

Ah my favorite sonic character, standing next to silver. You have stayed a consistently good character, until sonic boom happened. But luckily that's just a different universe. I like knuckles because of his NORMAL personality. Inthink we can all agree with that. I also think that in both comics and games he's been a cool character, although the dude seems to have a ton of time not guarding he master emerald. Also I think he's sonics best rival, better then silver or shadow. They share things in common sure, but they also have their fair share of differences. He's just a really good character in the sonic universe. Also I'm not gonna be a cop out and pick sonic himself, that doesn't feel right. So I picked knuckles.

5 Silver the Hedgehog

Even if he is basically a knock-off of Future Trunks from the DRAGON BALL Z, and DRAGON BALL SUPER, he's actually just so dang cool! his personality, is legit: Quarter Cocky like Sonic, Half-Quarter I'm too Cool like Shadow, and well... 89% Silver! he is just so Original when it comes to Sonic, and you can thank this Hedgehog for not Having Sonic 2006 be the last Sonic Game. He is probably the Most Mature out of the Group, while maintaining enough kindness Shown in Sonic 2006 and Sonic Forces.

(However he is more a Sonic when it comes to temper and attitude, in Sonic Rivals.) I think the Palette used for Super Silver is 100% the best.

I can understand you guys thinking "It's NO use" got annoying at some point, but the rest of his quotes are cool. (*Maybe Cooler than Sonic ALWAYS saying "Way Past COOL.") Take Quote from Sonic Forces: I'm an optimist but also a realist, Sonic is Gone, we have to fight for ourselves. even if the World's GREATEST hero perished he'd fight ...more

Silver is phenomenal character. First of all, his design is unique for a male hedgehog - he looks much different from Sonic and Shadow. Silver's character is also very uncertain yet righteous. He actually takes time to rethink his actions in Sonic '06 and is very introspective because of this. He certainly wants justice and will fight evil with a slightly cocky, condescending, brave facade over his sensitive, insecure, and lonely heart. Unfortunately, most people probably only took notice of this facade (e.g. "It's no use! ") and labeled poor Silver as a annoying character. But, Silver is also a good friend. He has truly developed a friendship with Blaze and would never want her to leave his side; he would probably sacrifice his own life for her even though he would fight his emotions to do so. Silver is also very uniquely gifted with the talent of telekinesis/psychokinesis which expresses his mental capabilities. Although Silver is naive, he seems like he could overcome this because ...more

Absolutely the best Sonic Hero. Yeah, Shadows "SO GREAT", except for the fact that... he has no heart. He's a bully and a jerk who's jealous of Sonic. At least Silver knows something about treating friends with respect. That, I can get behind.

Silver is one of my favorite characters. His gameplay was a break from the norm, and his personality is very well rounded. He's naive, headstrong and cocky, but he's also very righteous. He thinks before he acts (well, most of the time), and he's one of the characters in the Sonic 06 that I think showed realistic emotions to each event. To those who think he's stupid for thinking Sonic is the enemy, remember, he's from the future, he doesn't know who Sonic is or that he's good. And he believed Mephiles (though he was rather sketchy looking) for a couple of good reasons. The first reason is, he's from a post-apocalyptic future and he fights a giant fiery god-like creature almost every day. During that time, rules would be looser, and people would probably not hesitate much to kill someone if it could save the world. The second is this: he and Blaze were DESPERATE to save the future, and, you know, not die. So they would probably believe just about anyone if they gave even half way ...more

6 Blaze the Cat

It was really close between Blaze and Tails, but Blaze just barely wins. The fact that she initially starts out as a loner, yet eventually she learns about having friends in people like Cream, Marine, and especially Sonic really shows that she knows that she can trust others, even if she doesn't want it. This is due to the fact that she is the guardian of the Sol Emeralds, which are the polar opposite of the Chaos Emeralds. Having the power to control flames, as well as having a fear of heights show that Blaze has her strengths and weaknesses. This makes Blaze one of the most interesting characters in the Sonic series.

I really like blaze for many reasons.. She's strong and very skillful, can keep up with other speed type characters like sonic and shadow, having pyrokenetic powers, and even though she started out as a very cold person who doesn't rely on others, she began to trust in other characters and become more open towards them. I find that really interesting. I also find her past life interesting, how she was alone and all... Even when she went through tough times, she still stood strong and independent and I find that amazing! I think she should be second next to sonic

Blaze is my favorite because of her skills she's very much like sonic exempt a cat, age, colour and gender are different. She has met several different characters like knuckles, cream, sonic (sonics rival), amy, shadow, marine, silver, tails and lots more. She owns her own demotion for gods sake that's awesome. She's princess and guardian of it. She may be serious and might not be good at making friends... But she's amazing. She has Sam qualities as sonic... She's fast, talk active in battle and so much more I just can't remember. I love cats they've got amazing abilities she uses a few of them. Her voice after in 2012 Olympic game was amazing it suited her! For crying out loud who doesn't like a cat with fire powers I would wish for my cat, Carla to have some sort of power... It would be wow! She doesn't have to many friends (like sonic) she is good at taking her time with trust it's not like randomly walk up "oh hi let's be friends" like in treasure team tango she says "my trust ...more

Blaze is such a well liked female character it is quite amazing. She is the strongest female character in the whole list of female characters and quite high in the males as well. Being called many times the 3 famous hedgehogs female double in ways. With this she also has a mystery backstory, but with the things shown is very sad. She also has a rough time making friendships hard, but once she does she is very loyal and protective. This is until you stab her in the back you will have to show a lot about the friendship you have. Also she has strong relationships with Shadow, and Sliver. Durning parts they are together there is many inferences of love and evidence. This could make for a great love triangle. She also has this with Sonic sometime knowing this it could make any mad for a very interesting relationship show how they are friends in past games. Her personalty also make you love her a loner but a protecter, a hidden backstory, her suriving Iblis, quite funny at moments, and new ...more

7 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, ...read more.

Determined, fierce, and dangerous. Metal is a unique copy of the hero called Sonic. His appearance is sleek and frightening. And matches his deadly personality and motives. He strikes fear into his opponents, and for a good reason. He’s a well-made character.

Metal is the only recurring true enemy that has almost beaten Sonic several times, and holds a wide array of his own weaponry, such as a chest-mounted laser, electrokinesis, shapeshifting and the ability to copy other characters' moves and attacks, not to mention he rebuilds himself into Neo Metal Sonic, and blows himself up to become Metal Madness and the Metal Overlord. He also is one of the strongest characters in the series, being able to destroy sets of spikes by simply floating into them. Ironically enough, he is the hardest boss in Sonic CD but is not fought like a boss, he is instead raced.

Villain that isn't afraid to kill in a kid's franchise, he's actually powerful enough to defeat sonic and pretty much the whole cast, he copies abilities so if anyone does beat him he can overcome defeat, one of the first characters in the franchise (meet him at rhe same scene as amy! ). I don't understand why he isn't more popular, other than because he hasn't been featured in a game for a while and kids haven't played games with him in it. Although, to be honest, I wouldn't want my favourite villain in a game in the future as all their games seem to suck now.

Metal version robot version of the original Sonic cool iconic from one of my favorite Sonic games full time that he made his first appearance in I like his villain character I like how he's just obsessed what beating Sonic even though he's a robot I think he's got a cool design I don't know really there's something about how metal Sonic's Ben in all of this games at least showed up and now he executed him being there it's just really cool whenever Metal Sonic chose up it's cool it's cool and I really like his music and all of his boss battles and I love when you turn the studio Sonic is this cool he looks cooler and becomes a true villain so yeah he's cool

8 Rouge the Bat

Number five on my list. She is super attractive, and the first Sonic Character ( besides sonic, duh) to catch my eye! She was my favorite as a kid, and she is a great character!
Best Voice actor: Lani Minella
Game: Sonic Adventure Two (second best sonic game)
Yeah, she’s loud and proud, and flying in Freedom! ( much better.)
- Super Sonic Fan Person

Rouge is just the best female Sonic character. She's basically the Black Widow of the Sonic Franchise and I love her for that.

Flirty, beautiful, and clever, Rouge is a great character. Not just because of her appearance, or her association with Shadow, but her personality is amazing.

She's Number 9?! Only number 9?! Rouge is so much better than most of the characters above her, especially Sonic. She's beautiful, skilled, and has a lot of personality. She doesn't give a crap about how dangerous something is. And she isn't afraid of jumping headfirst into a fight. She doesn't care what she does like kissing Tails, flirting with her enemies, making fun of characters, and even becoming a spy. She has to be in the top 3 at least.

9 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, ...read more.

What's not to like about a calm, smart, complex character like Espio? He's a ninja, detective, and friend of Sonic. He has a strong sense of justice, and doesn't put up with evil. I still wonder why he is so absent in today's games.

Espio is probably the most underrated character on this list. He is shown to be highly intelligent (computer hacking, seeing through all the tricks of villains that for some reason nobody else can see, and being the brains and success from all the Chaotix missions) and is considered officially the 3rd fastest character in the series (behind Sonic and Shadow obviously) Also, he has high combat skills, heroic but not egoistical like Sonic, proven to be badass but not as overdone or overly dark like Shadow, and can be sympathized with for underrated-ness like Silver! And on top of ALL of that, he doesn't go out of his way to prove he did all these awesome things with a big, fat ego like characters higher on the list would do! He may have an ego at TIMES, but doesn't overdo it like Sonic, Shadow or that birdbrain Jet the Hawk. Granted the closest character personality wise is officially Espio, however the difference is that he is classified as a hero along with Sonic and Shadow is ...more

Espio is my favorite. He got so many unique styles. He's a Ninja Chameleon. Who doesn't like Ninja Chameleons? Also I don't agree with Shadow at #1. He is completely over rated. I knows all you Shadow fanboys will give this comment a bad rating but this is Shadow:

SONIC WITH HOVER SHOES AND BLACK AND RED SKIN! What's the point? Everyone talks about his special power of Chaos Control. Did you play Sonic Adventure 2? Sonic did it too! All this can mean anyway is you started playing Sonic after Sonic Adventure 2 came out. Sonic is way better than Shadow but Shadow is over rated by everyone. He isn't original. He's came out of a copy machine. But anyway Espio is my favorite.

Espio is one BADASS character.
He got Super Speed, he can Camouflage and turn invincible.
He got Stealth mood, Cool ninja skilled, Ninjutsu expert,
Ninja weapon expert, Great acrobatic skills and reflexes, Espionage, Hand-to-Hand combat skills, Limited computer hacking, Extendable and powerful tough
, Master of scaling surfaces, Experienced detective and data collector
, Grinding, Keen Mind, Powerful and destructive charges with horn
, Harnessing Chaos Energy, Hyper Mode initiation

He a true Ninja, he like.
Peace and Quiet
Researching
Target practice
Training ninjutsu
Self discipline
Freedom
Speed
Danger
Independence
Justice

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.

A lot of people fail to see the good within Amy Rose. People only see her as annoying, obsessive, stalker-ish. Yes, they may be somewhat true, but I don't think people are seeing what that represents. Sega created Amy to represent all the crazy fangirls out there, and that in itself is pretty funny. Amy isn't doesn't JUST have those negative traits listed above. She's kind, optimistic, funny, caring, quirky, and overall just sweet. In the Archie comics, Sonic and Sally were together. Did Amy go ballistic crazy and try to break them up? No, she respected Sonic's decision and said "I believe that we'll be together one day, but for now I just want him to be happy", or something along those lines. I just overall love Amy Rose

Amy Rose has to be my favorite character. Many say she's obsessive, one-dimensional, and crazy, but I think otherwise. Amy is a character who represents hope and optimism. She represents perseverance and friendship. I feel as if Amy is underappreciated, and that her character has backpedaled throughout the games. Why? Amy was shown to be a Sonic-crazy, yet very passionate about her beliefs (even if they contradicted Sonic's) in the adventure series. Her character kind of took a step back in later games. The gag of her chasing and/or beating others/Sonic was dragged on too much, thus that being her only iconic trait, which I find unfair. Much like what happened to Knuckles (him getting dumber and dumber) has happened to Amy (her getting more and more obsessive). As of now, we haven't had a legit Sonic game for 5 years (although we do have Sonic Boon which has given Amy a much more proper way of dealing with her crush). Project 2017 is coming out next year, and if Amy IS in the game, I ...more

My favorite Sonic character nowadays, She is really nice because of Cindy Robinson, and Cindy Robinson made Amy Rose nicer but back then Lisa Ortiz is the reason why Amy used to have a bad temper, I like Cindy Robinson better than Lisa Ortiz

Ok, stop hating on Amy. Sure, she used to be Obsessed with Sonic, but over the years she has become more subtle about him and independent. She shows girl power and has a cute relationship with cream, since they are like sisters. She is a leader and I love her design. So, in conclusion, Amy is one of my favorite sonic characters and you shouldn’t hate her just because of her early years.

The Contenders

11 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.

I believe that he should be number four, or even three, perhaps five, as unlike many of the other characters, the latest games haven't characterized him as some helpless person that needs someone to guide them. Certainly, he may have some bad lines here and there, but overall, most of them did do somewhat good, and half the time, he didn't sound like an idiot, as this certain character has a lot of potential.

Lame excuse of a villain. Bowser is WAY more menacing than him.
Bowser: Has loads of minions, awesome plans for domination (comes to destroy the party whenever the heck he feels like it, unlike Eggman), and has fire breath!
Eggman: Makes plans to fight Sonic (in Sonic Boom), and builds a bunch of lame robots that get destroyed easily after 10 seconds.

Eggman is probably the second most important character in the sonic franchise (the first being sonic).
Without Eggman, there would be no reason for sonic to save the day. I also voted for Eggman because he reminds me of a fatter humpty dumpty.

It's Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik for crying out loud! Of course he is awesome! He redeems some of the worst games in the franchise simply by existing in them!

12 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 ...read more.

This music-loving, short-tempered crocodile with one of the most unique designs of the Sonic universe may seem to be solely after the money sometimes, but Vector has proven several times to be a real capable detective who will always help those in need for free. Thus, his detective agency is constantly short on money, but he is the only member of his team to worry about the rent and will take any job to pay off his debts. However, he is a generally optimistic and kind of childish character and enjoys hanging out out with his friend. He performs as the lead singer of his own band, which contains just the same members as his detective team, and believes to have a great singing voice, although it is rather destructive than enjoyable.
In my opinion, he has both an awesome design and an unique personality. Although the underdog of the franchise, he enjoys investigating way too much to give up his agency and gets behind secrets before anyone else does.

I absolutely LOVE Vector the Crocodile. He is, in my opinion, the Best Sonic Character of all time. Out of all of the Sonic characters in the Games, Comics and T.V. Shows, he takes the number one spot.

The reason I like him so much is that he can look menacing but in reality, he's just a big softie. I also love the fact that he's a detective and that he's willing to help anyone in need. There are just so many things that make him my favourite, but it would be a very long list.

I hope that he gets paid more and get his Vanilla bun.

Ah, Vector, where do I start with you? Whenever he completes a job, he sometimes refuses to get paid because he thinks that helping people is reward enough and I think that's brilliant. My favourite animals are crocodiles and he has the best Modern design.

He needs to have some development away from Espio and Charmy and I would love to see him as a playable character again. I also find that he gets the worst treatment in the franchise.

"So what if my mouth is big? I'm a crocodile! " ~ Vector the Crocodile, the detective who managed to piss off both Amy and Rouge during a single investigation. Stating himself he hates fighting the ladies, but doing it every time he appears. This guy is one of the most hilarious characters in the Sonic universe while simultaneously being one of its most clever ones, which alone makes him more than deserving for the top ten.

13 Cream the Rabbit

She gets a lot of hate for nothing. People say that she's useless but she's awesome in Sonic Battle and Sonic Rush, and someone says that she's a clone of Amy with Tails abilities, but it's not true, Cream isn't a fangirl who only cares about how to chase her love interest character, nor is a yandere; yes she can fly like Tails, but the fly ability is not her main ability, her main ability is the one of having a chao as assistant, think of Rosalina & Luma from Smash Bros. Aside of Super Tails that's not canon, nobody else has a mini flying assistant that you can use in gameplay, in the Sonic cast; also she has unique design and she is not another hedgehog nor a recolor of someone else. I vote Cream because she gets a lot of undeserved hate from the fandom.

SEGA should get Cream to be Tails top tier number 1 apprentice so they will work together and hang out more because that would be fantastic and brilliant, change her age to 7 and give her a chance to start all over again but keep her sweet and helpful personality. Cream is really super brave and heroic she would do whatever it takes do get the job done, without breaking a sweat. Her voice sounds brilliant. She know how to defend herself and fight back no problem. Cream is never annoying at all. She knows how to be mature. people seriously need to get their minds straight NOW and she's not even useless nor cowardly at all because she can face up all sorts of challenges either with her friends or on her own in order to succeed. Cream also knows how to save and protect others from any danger or harm, even when she's doing her own secret vigilante crime fighting stuff even for fun. she's also supportive and super helpful to all her friends and others. whenever they need her even at most ...more

Cream is my third favorite Sonic girl! She's a sweet and well-mannered rabbit but she knows how to fight when necessary. It may seem that just because she's only 6 she can't do anything and is always being protected but that isn't true. She is actually pretty strong and does her best to help everyone

I don't understand what is so bad about Cream. Come on. This is a rabbit who is not only sweet, for she is also able to use her ears as wings. Seriously? Really people here need to get a better understanding of good characters.

14 E-123 Omega

The Sonic/ Mega Man & Crash Bandicoot franchises should not have a robotic setting whereas the main antagonists are old, male & evil scientists & the main protagonists are tall, lanky & same-color-obsessed males with annoying hairstyles. The Pac-Man franchise should, besides, Sonic is nowadays an adult.

He's a bulk y black and red robot that has the abilities of both gamma and alpha robots. He can control shadow the hedgehog. That would mbe a cool job to have.

He is awesome! Plus I like the back story of him as a robot, but he's still friend friends with Rouge and shadow!

Honestly I found this character through Mario and sonic at the olympic winter games. but he is an awesome ROBOT. (yes I know what he is) @:-D

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

Okay... first of all, Eggman is one of the best characters ever! I was shocked when I first visited this site to see that Eggman wasn't in the top ten! Shame on you people! If it weren't for Eggman, Sonic the hedgehog would suck! (no offense, but Eggman is what makes Sonic the hedgehog pure awesomeness! )

3 reasons why Eggman is fabulous:
1. he is super smart! Who else has an IQ of 300 and builds destructive robot armies?
2. he is the main villain, therefore, should be one of the most popular characters in the series!
3. he is hillarious! The funniest thing is how he got his name from the shape of his stomache! Haha laugh out loud

How can this guy NOT be more popular? It's moronic to even think. The doctor was created alongside Sonic. He's the cause of nearly every video game's events. Just because he isn't furry doesn't make him a poor character. Quite honestly, how in the bloody hell can a super transformation snag a place above the doctor? Or Metal Sonic?

He's the damn Eggman.

Every series needs a villain, and Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik certainly does the job! Without Eggman the franchise would be nothing. Even though Eggman will stop at nothing to beat Sonic, he has a bit of a soft spot to him, and that's what I love about him. He's got that comic relief edge that makes him fun to watch. Eggman is the best Sonic character. No doubt.

Without Eggman, the Sonic franchise is nothing. I mean come on he is a genius and his creations are way too epic. Without him there is no Death Egg, Metal Sonic, or any of the great enemies or bosses we have today. Sure he fails a lot, but that doesn't stop him. And he's hilarious when he's angry!

16 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.

He is the best (along with Wave & Storm). It's a shame they were only in 3 games. Also, Sega should either include them in future games, or add more characters who are birds!

He may not be the best of the best...but come on people HE IS AWESOME... he is at least better than Metal Sonic

This should be number 1st place, because he's my favorite sonic character of them all. Sonic's my 2nd.

Jet needs to be in more games, and he needs to be higher on this list!

17 Mephiles

Cunning, dark, and chaotic. Mephiles is a villain to behold. Having no mouth, he relies on actions to show his motives, in turn revealing more personality then most villains I’ve seen here. His appearance is utterly frightening and very unique, being the only sonic character to be crystal-like. While his backstory is flawed a bit, his personality makes up for it. His interactions with Shadow are exhilarating and tense. His boss music for his fights are stunning. And he simply chills you to the core.

This guy had a lot of potential, but at the end he ended up being a generic doomsday villain with unclear reasons for his actions who won't appear again. He still has some pretty neat aspects, as he's also the same as Shadow (time-space related powers, born from an experiment, and obviously also the same looks) but more deranged and creepy. From a certain point of view, he is what Shadow would have become if he let himself sink deeper in his hatred. So when Shadow battles him, he is, in a way, fighting his inner demons.

P.S. His general hamminess, Dan Green's voice, and awesome boss themes also make him more enjoyable.

Come on! Mephiles is the only villain that KILLED SONIC WITHOUT TRYING! Please Sega, bring him back he has great potential! I think Mephie is a great character and it's disappointing that CREAM beat him! No offense cream, because I like Tailseam (tailsXcream). But he doesn't just want revenge, like shadow, he doesn't want to build a theme park! He wants the worlds DESTRUCTION! Please put him higher!

I think that sega should treat mephiles better because he only appeared in one game sonic 06. He's the best villain and the only sonic character that was able to kill sonic successfully. SEGA BRING BACK MEPHILES!

18 Chaos

Out of all the characters on this list, he has the backstory, and the awesome, but sadly has not many appearances, but when he DOES appear, it will be a great ride through. a being of Chao's and the Chaos Emerald, Mutated, and originally tasked with cleaning the water, then when the Ehidna clan tried to take the emeralds, he became perfect chaos, and then got trapped by tikal. then after a while, returned. he is so cool, he is elastic, shapeshifting and simple in design, nothing can beat this god of destruction in my opinion.

. Water? Creature. Perfect clear water around its altar of the master emerald. Turns into perfect chaos and beautiful graphics in Sonic Generations. Awesome.

Chao's are so cute and adorable! There about the same size as Chip. They don't speak and that is so cute.

22? He's my second favorite! Shadow being no. 1. Get him up on this list please.

19 Tikal the Echidna

Loyal, peaceful, and very kind. Tikal is quite a sweet character. Her appearance is similar to Knuckles, and is refreshing from the red powerhouse we know and love. Her soft peach color is calming and beautiful. And her sweet, kind personality, and soft-spoken but urgent words paint her as an interesting female character. Her sense of justice is as strong as Espio’s, but in a softer way. Tikal is a character that sweet, shy people everywhere can enjoy.

Tikal is my favourite Sonic character. She is so calm, helpful and always knows what's right. In the comics, she is a magical spirit and people pray to her. If I get the chance to work in SEGA I would absolutely make a game with her as the main character. "Chaos is power, enriched by the heart..." - the words I'll remember forever. Tikal is also very beautiful and her theme song always makes me happy. Even though she's not real, she is the thing that gives my life meaning. Whenever I feel sad or depressed, I think about Tikal. She is my idol. I've never seen someone so awesome, so perfect as she is! I even like her more than Sonic, I draw comics about her and listen to her song almost all the time. The world would be way better if we had more people like Tikal!

Definitely an underused character with lots of potential. Her interesting background and cool spiritual powers would make a great addition to the franchise, as well as provide a friend for poor, lonely Knuckles. Could have been a cool sidekick in guarding the master emerald. At the very least, have her be a reoccurring guide as the little ball of light from sa1. That would be better than omochao (shudder) or basic question marks for sure. Of course, with the series "returning to it's roots" aka "we're killing off all the non-classic characters and not actually changing much else" this will never happen.

On Knuckles the Echidna's 16th birthday Tikal refers to Knuckles the Echidna, her brother/boyfriend/descendant as "Sweet 16" & Knuckles wants British Columbia for his 16th birthday. Knuckles gets angry because of how pompous he is & guess what? This is a parody of the "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" episode whereas Knuckles the Echidna plays the role of Kootie Pie Koopa & is a boy echidna who is called "Sweet 16" which makes Knuckles act like a little girl. Also, Nintendo & Sega could be responsible of the crossover episode whereas Knuckles is voiced by Ray William Johnson & having the same voice as Crabapple from Annoying Orange.

20 Shade the Echidna

She has a mix of knuckles and Tikal, along with shadow and espio. She is just what I like to call ( from Pokemon) a garchomp. Shade isn't in the series but everyone can still know her story. Shadow- she's not afraid to kill someone or something straight away, knuckles-she's kinda clever, Tikal- I think she was sweet until something happened, espio- she has ninja like skills! Who can't love her! If you don't like shade... Go sit in the corner and think about your life

Shade has a lot of potential to become the most favorite female Sonic character along with Blaze, she may need some character remodeling but she could make It top 10 easily. She deserves another chance to be in a sonic video game!

I love shade. I can't believe shes only appeared in the dark brotherhood. I mean everyones always like whos shade and I'm like seriously GET A LIFE! I seriously think she should be tied with blaze as the most popular female character. I mean shes damn right AWESOME!

I love shade why don't you people know her

21 E-102 Gamma

Really guys! Come on gamma was programmed for mass destruction... Yet he made his own choices and decided to free the trapped animals in the other robots. He died just so the bird that was functioning him could be free with his family.

His death was the most heroic and human thing I've ever watched

He had more character development in one game than Shadow in three. He has a better story in a game with a lot of stories than Sonic 06's story. One of the characters with the most golden heart in the franchise is a robot. It's IMPOSSIBLE not to like him.

E-102 had one of the best story lines! (Even though he was only in one game) E-102 was the predecessor of the E-1000 Series. This includes E-123 Omega! Even better, Dr. Robotnik didn't know of his betrayal at the end of the game.

Gamma is Boss! He betrayed his master and (SPOILER ALERT) Dies in a most depressing way. He really had a heart unlike those other robots...

22 Sally Acorn

Sally is a great sonic character. Even if she is a princess she is not stuck-up or bratty she is independent and cares about her friends. Why do people hate her so much and why are people calling her a Mary Sue look people her kingdom was taken over leaving her and her friends to survive in the woods just leave her alone. Sally is a great mother figure to Tails she wants him to be safe because she doesn't want him to be roboticized. Sally is my favourite sonic character

It sad that Archie Sonic Comic was Cancelled no thanks to Ken Penders who talk Scott Fulop into sueing Archie and giving the fans the middle finger because of the 2016 lawsuit Sega ended it ties with Archie which was the only Media Keeping Sally & the Fighters alive was discontinued no thanks to Ken Pender and greedy Ego.

When I was younger I always imagined Sally as this bad ass who'd blow stuff up, and slice through almost anything. If it wasn't for that one Sonamy fan on the Archie team Sally would've been a much better character.

Sally Acorn should switch places with Amy Rose. Seriously, why is Amy Rose so overrated (not to be confused with underrated at the same time)?!

23 Sticks the Jungle Badger

I like her being single. to be honest. I like a lot of the Sonic couples but I like Sticks being a strong powerful single female I can't see her being in a relationship.

She's a coward I could imagine her in Amy's arms Scooby Doo style and she has an I.Q lower than Patrick Stars and I'd oughta whack her with an oar if she comes into my house and eats all my food and attacks my sister like a Gremlin I would call Video Game Animal Control.

Sticks is really cool! Why do you hate her because she doesn't have much money! That's like saying you only like snobbish brats like Amy! Sticks has way more swag than Amy primrose

Her voice...
It sounds like she is trying to talk after taking shots, helium and eating sand paper
It ruins the humour in her character

You know Coco loca from Mickey Mouse? That girl voices her too just saying because both of their voices are a bit weird but in a funny way!

24 Helen

She is very nice and kind. In some of the very first Sonic X, she was so happy and she made me want to smile.

A important character from Sonic X.

25 Chao

Chaos are cute I have lots of chaos in sonic Adventure 2, all 3 gardens are full

Chao are a cute species in the Sonic series and deserve higher!

MY FAVORITE IN SA2! (besides tails.)

my first chao was a her flight with pheonix wings named Soul. HE IS ADORABLE!

An adorable creature!
Chao chao!

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