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.

Shadow is better than Sonic in almost every respect because: 1. Sonic cannot fly, while Shadow can because of his shoes. 2. Sonic stated that he would never touch firearms, but Shadow will shoot someone without a second thought. 3. Sonic may be the fastest thing alive, but Shadow can go far faster using his shoes and Chaos Control. 4. Sonic will die eventually (although it may be a few centuries due to Sega's aging system), but Shadow is immortal. 5. Sonic may have been created first in real life, but in the games, Shadow was created around 34 years before Sonic was born, making Sonic the faker. 6. Sonic's friends are an underage fox and a gullible anteater, whereas Shadow's friends are a sexy spy/professional thief and an awesome destruction-loving robot. 7. Sonic's quills turn up when he goes super, but Shadow's are already so cool that they look the same both ways. 8. Sonic is not badass, and Shadow most certainly is. 9. While there is nothing wrong with liking Sonic, liking Shadow ...more

I don't really like the Shadow the Hedgehog, although he will always be better than that terrible hedgehog who is Sonic the Hedgehog. Shadow the Hedgehog is supposed to have a European accent, for god's sake.

The reason why Shadow is cooler than Silver is that Silver fans try so hard to prove that Silver is cooler when the only thing Shadow fans have to say is that Shadow is ' Bad-ass. Enough' said. If Shadow could beat every other Sonic character Shadow would just kill everyone and who in the world wants that? Our world may be messed up but not THAT messed up. Oh and correction for you Silver Fans Silver: Last Hedgehog to fly, if he's from the future, then he wouldn't be the first one to fly. If Shadow's Actor's voice sucks, tell that to the actor. Plus that's probably just to either show how cool shadow is in comparison or to show how awesome shadow can be even with a bad voice I'm not sure because I haven't heard yet so I am just assuming. Another thing, Silver may be able to stop chaos power but Silver will never beat the Epicly Cool Awesomeness of Shadow.

You don't have to bash Silver because you think Shadow is better, I like Shadow he is my second favorite but If you can't even come up with a reason why he is a good character that's not good. If Shadow is a character you believe is better then Silver you need something to back that up and saying Silver fans are wrong because they have lists of reasons why they think the character is good, and the only thing you have going is Shadow is badass just cause, that's not alright, also saying Shadow is badass just cause that's not a reason. You shouldn't have to compare characters in my opinion a good character should be able to stand on there own without being compared to another character that has there own unique traits. For instance I like Shadow because of how subtle his emotions are, him crossing his arms shows he's protecting himself from something, that something is possible loved ones. He doesn't want to get close to anyone because he doesn't want to lose them like Maria. Shadow has ...more

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

I love shadow tour awesome I also agree that he is more superior than sonic because he has always been cooler than sonic even though sonic was created first!

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 not only the greatest hero ever, he's also the sweetest, caring, and thoughtful hedgehog ever! He cares so much for his friends and to those he saves from danger, even if he met that person at least one time. Plus, I love his humor and cockiness XDD. I just don't understand why people favor Shadow more than the blue blur himself other than his attitude and weapons O. O? Don't get me wrong, Shadow's a great character and all, but Sonic'll always be the best, and fastest hedgehog around!

Sonic may have a rough personality, but he'll do whatever it takes to save the day!

Sonic is super fast never loses and is super awesome. The only people who can compete are Shadow the hedgehog and Scourge the Hedgehog. Even though Scourge isn't in the television show doesn't mean he isn't sick. He has even defeated Sonic and Shadow multiple times.

Sonic has a lot of character. He's fast, kind and a bit cocky as well as being fast and being a show off but who doesn't like a show off like him. He's a risk taker and like shadow, he never thinks twice as he would put himself at risk to protect his friends.

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 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!

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.

I really don't understand why Silver is currently beating out both Tails and Knuckles on this list. I thought he was a pretty hated character! Anyways, Tails is by far my favorite Sonic character for a number of reasons:

1. He's pretty much just as iconic as Sonic himself, appearing in almost every Sonic game after Sonic 2. Correct me if I'm wrong, but other than Sonic 1, I think Sonic CD was the only main series installment that Tails did not make an appearance in.

2. He can fly! I know a lot of other Sonic characters exist now that have flight abilities, but Tails was the first one to have this ability. Not only can he fly using his two tails to propel him in the air, but he's a pilot as well! Tails flies the Tornado, but I'm still not quite sure if the plane belongs to himself or to Sonic.

3. He saved Sonic's life. If you beat Sonic 2 as Sonic but don't collect all seven chaos emeralds, Sonic will be seen plummeting towards the earth, but then safely lands on ...more

1. In archie comic's "sonic the hedgehog issue 179" tails pretty much OWNED SONIC!
2. Tails has good connection to the chaos force and he's only a kid.
3. He was once sonic's sidekick but now he is a hero following his own path.
4. 1ST SONIC CHARACTER TO FLY!
5. He actually has the most fan girls in the sonic series
6. Maybe in the next few years when he is older I think he will be just as badass as shadow

Sonic used to be smarter than Tails, now Tails is smarter than Sonic, which helped him to build weapons that he needs to win battles. Sure, Tails is better than Sonic when it comes to brains and driving skills, but Sonic's still better than Tails in more ways, which is fighting skills, chaos power and abilities.. And Boom Sonic had proven to be batter than Boom Tails, even if Boom Tails won the bet in capturing him.

Tails is so fuzzy and cute and awesome he is the first character to fly in Sonic and has two awesome tails

He is just plain adorable and he can also fly with his two Tails

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

In the comic book, Knuckles is given more story than in the games. He has more responsibility, purpose, and mystery than Sonic does and even has a girlfriend. He's leader of the Chaotix, which I think is a good addition, has similar powers to Shadow, and is not the last of his kind, except in the games where he has none of that.

I just love Knuckles! He was such an interesting character when he was first introduced into the franchise and I just love his rivalry with Sonic!

5 Silver the Hedgehog

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 ...more

SILVER IS NO DOUBT THE COOLEST AND THE BEST SONIC CHARACTER OF ALL TIME! I don't know why you guys hate silver so much you just want him dead, but seriously this hedgehog is from the future: THE FUTURE! AND I KNOW YOUR GONNA HATE ME FOR SAYING THIS BUT SILVER IS BETTER THAN SHADOW AND I CAN COMPARE THE REASONS WHY.
1. SILVER:1ST HEDGEHOG TO FLY
SHADOW:CANNOT FLY BUT HOVER
2. SILVER: HIS NEW VOICE ACTOR IS AMAZING
SHADOW:HIS NEW VOICE ACTOR SUCKS AND NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
3. SILVER WASN'T THE ONLY CHARACTER SLOW IN SONIC 06. ALMOST EVERY SONIC CHARACTER WAS SLOW IN THIS GAME INCLUDING SONIC, TAILS, KNUCKLES, BLAZE, AMY, ROUGE, AND EVEN SHADOW. THE ONLY CHARACTER THAT WASN'T SLOW IN THAT GAME WAS OMEGA.
4. SILVER'S TELEKINETIC ENERGY CAN STOP CHAOS ENERGY. SO IN OTHER WORDS SILVER CAN BEAT SHADOW IF SEGA KNEW ABOUT THAT IN THE 1ST PLACE.
SO SILVER IS MY NUMBER 1 FAVORITE CHARACTER. I don't HATE SHADOW. I JUST HATE SHADOW FANS KEEP TRASHING SILVER LIKE he's ...more

Silver the Hedgehog is so cute but still very annoying. Also, he sure can rival Princess Peach Toadstool (who sucks).

Let's imagine Silver was in a battle with each of the characters:
Sonic: No need to imagine that one, happened 3 times, 2 Silver almost killed sonic, 1 silver could have just killed Sonic if he wished (using meteor smash in front of him)
Tails:... If Silver beats sonic he beats Tails.
Knuckles: Tries to punch Silver Silver teleports away and hit him from behind.
Amy: Gets Piko-Piko Hammer. Silver picks up hammer with psychokinesis and trows it at Amy.
Cream: Cheese starts attacking because Cream can't do anything alone. Silver catches cheese with his powers.
Big:... Hm.
Shadow: Uses Chaos Spear. Silver can trow it back. Starts running at super speed. Great. What now? Silver can do that too. I really don't know why everyone thinks shadow can beat Silver. Look, at Generations Silver is more powerful than he was in Sonic 06. In Sonic 06 Silver fought Shadow to a stalemate. That means actual Silver (Generations Silver) could beat Shadow.
Rouge: Screw kick! Stop her ...more

I love Silver for many different reasons. One reason is simply because he doesn't try to be better then anyone else (I'm just goanna say what's coming up are just examples and I love most sonic game characters). For instance Knuckles is stronger then sonic, or Shadow is the Ultimate life form he is better then sonic, Jet the hawk "I'm faster then Sonic". I think you get my point. Silver came from the future in hopes of bringing happiness to everyone, he didn't want to kill Sonic, heck I think if it was up to him he wouldn't want to hurt anyone. I like to think of Silver as a gentle giant in a way, I know he's not huge but he is more powerful then people give him credit for yet at the same time compassionate and caring. He also actually takes the time to stop and think if maybe what he's doing is wrong I like that. Silver has his own neat powers. He can fly without aid of shoes or a plane, He can pick up and move things with just the power of his mind, He can teleport without a chaos ...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.

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

I've adored her since I was a child. She was an excellent role model for me and her character is amazing. Such a badass.

Blaze is probably one of the most complex characters. Her powers are strong and quite unique compared to the other characters. She also has one of the deepest background characters (I think she'd be the runner up to Shadow). Being bullied as a child for being different, she has a story that a lot people can really latch onto and relate to, which makes her so likable. She is definitely the best character (and probably the most underrated of them).

7 Rouge the Bat

Rouge, to me at least, is the best sonic character EVER CREATED! If Sega tried to make someone better than Rouge, they would miserably fail, because she is the BEST! There's everything to love about her: her looks, her personality, her overall sexiness, and obviously, her coolness. She deserves her rightful place in the top 3. Also, I think she's better than even SHADOW. Yup, I just said 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 is by far the best female sonic character, she is beautifull, smart tough, strong, independent and she makes a pretty good spy she is way better than the other girls

Rouge is the best character EVER! With her sassy, flirtatious and voluptous attidtude makes her by far the best character.

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, ...read more.

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

bruh metal sonic is just so cool; a 1:1 enemy of sonic, made 1:1 with this moves and everything, and went on to learn everyone's moves

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 sonic is cool I remember using him a few times in 2 player on sonic Adventure 2 battle

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.

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

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 EPIC!
How many ninjas are there in the games? I mean, he's a detective and a ninja! How much cooler can you GET?
Also, he is calm and mature beyond his years. Except for a few parts in Archie.

ESPIOS THE BEST he's really cool I wish we
could see him in more games

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.

I agree with all of you saying that amy rose stands out. sure she is a little violent and sonic doesn't return her love but her attitude and persistence and leadership is what stands out from all the other sonic characters. I personally believe shadow and amy should be a couple because opposites DO attract of course ;) and shadow thinks she is just like maria in every way. but back to what I was saying, if sega wouldin't change her completely but just lighten up on her and make her more appealing, THEN we could get somewhere with her part as a sonic team member. MAYBE she could appear older in the games, MAYBE should catch someones eye (not just for a split second), MAYBE she could be less violent and more reasonable, and MAYBE just MAYBE Sonic could be more attracted to amy (also a sonamy fan either way is good). Amy Rose may not be the oldest, strongest, or most calm person ever but I think sega could benefit from having a little change in a popular female sonic character. I have ...more

No no no shadow and amy should NOT BE a couple amy to persistent shadow would shoot her

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

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 is the sweetest and beautifulest girl. She cares for Sonic a lot and want to even rescue him, if he is in trouble. She even cries for him by little problems. Amy is very funny and powerful with her cool hammer too. She want to help her friends and make them happy with her optimisn. She is so much in love with Sonic, that people can't understand, how they would feel themselves if the person run away and give hopeless things. Amy is a strong and wonderful girl as a main female character. Of course Sonic loves her tight in his heart.

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.

Doctor eggman is pretty cool he quite fast in sonic adventure 2 when running in the chao lobby

Hey, idiot! That was the second time you put Eggman on this list.

P.S. Sorry I called you an idiot.

The modern games have perfected this guy. Nobody in the recent games has delivered nearly as memorable lines as him

12 Cream the Rabbit

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I LOVE CREAM! Oh and yeah you guys should like at least be voted for, ya know what I mean. Doesn't any other guys think she's cute as well? (DON'T THINK I'M GAY because I'm NOT! )

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

13 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.

"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.

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.

The only character to worry about bills and rents in the series! Also a really capable detective.

14 E-123 Omega

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

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

One of the All TIME BEST Sonic characters in my opinion.

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.

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!

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 villian, 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.

What other sonic character is smart enough to build weapons of mass destruction in only a few minutes and do this over and over again hence sonic 1-3 and the rest of the sonic games and don't get me started on how smart this guy is, seriously.

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.

Jet is cool I remember using him in sonic riders zero gravity

He is the greatest although shadow silver and sonic are cool jet is awesome it's a shame he is only in 3 games

Jet domination he is awesome no questions asked

No sweet name jet I will beet sonic and shadow in a race

17 Mephiles

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.

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.

It’s futile, the world will betray you! Why fight at all? Why risk your life for those who will persecute you later?

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

Chaos is super amazing! He's the god of the Chao!

. 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.

No not Chao's. Chaos the Water God. Main villain in Sonic Adventure.

19 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!

She's makes a good sonic character shame she only appeared on sonic chronicles the dark brotherhood and she's an echidna and mysterious

I love shade why don't you people know her

20 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.

Beautiful, Smart and Kind, the full package if you ask me. She's a lovley character

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.

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

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...

The only thing in the Sonic series that made me cry was seeing Gamma's death. Beta, you have no soul, because your a robot.

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.

22 Sally Acorn

Way better girl than Amy in my opinion.

Sadly, sally never got a game but she's my fave character. Sally is a dynamic character, love interest, and great leader she just got a bad rap because the comics ruined her (ken and karl made her unlikable and Ian Flynn made her miss perfect) but watch Satam she was bad@$$ and cool. She just never got the attention other characters did and now she stands as a hated character when she doesn't deserve it. So why don't you sonamy fantards look over your hate, think again about sally acorn.

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 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

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

Tell her that she's not as cool as Han Solo

24 Chip (Light Gaia)

Chip is my favorite character. He's got a cute design, an awesome voice actor, and his personality is adorable. He's so optimistic, hyper, and happy, but when things are looking bad or someone's feeling down, he's there for them, like a true friend. He's also got an awesome story. Poor guy had amnesia and couldn't even remember who he was. Even when he found out he's practically the god of light, and that it's his destiny to save the world, he never let it go to his head. He was still his same sweet, childish self. Also, I have something in common with him: we both love food!

In sonic unleashed after finale boss it's so cool at the end it's cool music one cut seem chip saved sonic in battle and made Gaia colosus with a rock temple chip also has a power a shield that protected sonic theirs a song called endless possibility the credit pictures are so beautiful and adorable. It's a cool character chip is if you beat dark Gaia again you can use super sonic and chip the

Chip is so adorable! Chip is practically in love with food and because he is so small, can sit on top of it. I want a Chip!

Chip has a physic necklace thing on him. The Gaia colossus punched dark Gaia in the face a lot of times in the final boss it's a really cool boss

25 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.

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