Top 10 Strongest 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.

Come on, he literally is the ultimate life form! He knows most of the ropes of the Chaos Powers (Chaos Control, Chaos Spear, Chaos Nightmare, etc.) and has the strongest super form in the franchise. Wow.

YES! Shadow is and should always be number 1! Shadow can fly, Sonic can't! Shadow is immortal, Sonic isn't! And technically speaking, Shadow can go faster than Sonic if he wishes. His rocket boosters make him fly, and he can reach speeds faster than Sonic's! Shadow is also a great deal stronger than Sonic as well! Shadow could probably beat ANY character on this list if he desired. Sure, he might be a bad guy, but at least he is one AWESOME bad guy! He could outmatch anyone and everyone on this list and in the Sonic universe! Shadow is so awesome they literally made a separate game for him! So vote for Shadow so he can remain superior! Shadow shall always be number 1!

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.

Well, for the argument of Sonic vs. Shadow, I believe that they are equal to each other in combat. Shadow is a bit physically stronger than Sonic, while Sonic is faster than Shadow. It is hinted that there isn't actually an upper limit to Sonic's speed in some games and comics. Some people even theorize that Sonic chooses not to run at full speed to avoid damaging the world around him and to avoid Eggman/Robotnik's traps.

Shadow may have some Chaos power, but it is limited without the assistance of a Chaos Emerald. Without one, he can only teleport short distances. By the way, Sonic can use Chaos Control as well if he holds a Chaos Emerald. The only Chaos attack Shadow can use without an emerald is Chaos Spear. While this is still a cool attack, it is not all that powerful. Now, Shadow can use more Chaos power by removing his inhibitor rings. An example of this is Chaos Blast, but doing this will drain his stamina in less than a minute, possibly even less than 30 seconds.

A few people point to the fact that in Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow survived falling from the Space Colony Arc to Earth, making him tougher than Sonic. However, he was in his Super form, as in the indestructible Super form, for most of that fall and seemed to have been in a coma or something for a while after that. I'd like to point out that Sonic also survived a similar fall in Sonic Unleashed when Chip chucked him across the entire planet, something that would kill most other living creatures.

Now, I'm not trying to dismiss Shadow. He is still VERY powerful, but so is Sonic. Both of them have strengths and weaknesses that, in the end, put them on even ground in my eyes.

3 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.

Ok, so check it out: you've got a guy who uppercuts a super transformation and succeeds in knocking him into his normal form. This same guy holds his own in a fight against Shadow in Sonic X when Shadow was completely broken in that show in terms of accurate power.

We know already that Knuckles is intellectual in terms of combat and has a more tactical approach. It takes more than blunt force to be strong, and Knuckles supports this as he is able to keep up with Sonic's speed in hand-to-hand combat. His knowledge of chaos energy rivals, if not surpasses, Shadow's.

4 Silver the Hedgehog

This dude is an absolute god. He can lift stuff with his mind and fly without breaking a sweat. He can even pick up his enemies and just launch them or throw some big car at them. Just look at some of that gameplay when he put those scraps into a giant metal ball to crush Sonic. That was so OP.

I've never had much experience with Silver, since I've never had the "joy" of playing Sonic 06. But from what I know about him through the Archie Comics series and Sonic Generations, it is clear that he is one of the most powerful protagonists in the series. His main advantage in power is that he's psychokinetic, which is the ability to move objects with your mind. With this ability, he can stop attacks coming at him, and he can lift about anything!

His second most used and most powerful ability is mind-bending. In other words, he can control objects and make them into different shapes. If that wasn't powerful enough, he was also given the ability to fly! Besides Tails, Cream, Rouge, and Charmy, there really aren't any other characters who can fly besides the super forms. Silver is lucky enough to have that ability without all of the Chaos Emeralds.

One final thing I should mention is his boss fights. The one in Sonic 06 (according to my experience of watching the Game Grumps do it) is super stressful and takes several tries to accomplish. The one in Generations was less difficult but more complex. These boss fights (in my opinion) show how much power he's capable of. It's just a shame that Silver hasn't appeared in more games, so we won't really know what else this guy can do until Sonic Team puts him in another storyline.

5 Solaris

There are ten people ranked above Solaris right now. This is not good. First of all, it took Super Shadow, Super Sonic, and Super Silver's combined efforts to defeat Solaris, which means logically none of them could win in a one-on-one fight. Since Blaze is an alternate Sonic and Metal Sonic has been defeated by Sonic on multiple occasions, Solaris is stronger than both of them.

The fact that Tails and Knuckles have been ranked higher than Solaris is insulting, mainly because we all know they are weaker than Sonic as well. Mephiles is most certainly a strong villain, but Solaris is the combined form of Mephiles and Iblis, so obviously Solaris is stronger. Nazo should not be on the list, as he is not canon, but I can probably assume that Nazo cannot destroy timelines, so he is weaker.

Solaris is number one.

6 Mephiles the Dark

Mephiles is literally the strongest Sonic character in the series. He has four forms, many attacks, and literally killed Sonic in one hit. He's a god of darkness.

I liked Mephiles the Dark first when I saw him in Sonic the Hedgehog for PS3. I would like Nazo to try this guy. I also believe Mephiles is immortal, according to what I've read. I even made this guy in some Sonic RPG on Roblox. I liked him better than Solaris even.

He was the first Sonic villain to ever successfully kill Sonic and destroy the world.

And on top of that, is his hotness a power?

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

Tails can do almost everything Sonic can and has his own abilities to make up for what he can't do. He can fly every bit as fast as Sonic can run, even when his hedgehog brother is actually trying to get past him (Sonic Colors). He can use the Spin Dash and Spin Attack just as effectively. He can slice through robots with his tails for a bit of extra range.

He's shown to be incredibly durable, going through plane crashes and laser blasts repeatedly without ever being more than a little disoriented. He's strong enough to lift four times his own weight (Sonic and Knuckles at the same time) without slowing down or limiting his flight, and punch through rock (Tails' Adventure).

He can go Super, too. Not as easily as Sonic, because he's young and inexperienced (that's the official reason), but he can.

Even apart from that, he's a genius. He was able to build a replica of a Chaos Emerald that worked just like the real thing with less energy.

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

He's just like Sonic but with more moves. He has a shield, a chest beam, an electric force field, and his ultra-fast Overdrive ability, where he literally goes faster than Sonic.

He has the ability to copy the power of all his opponents.

Every time he was defeated in the main games (with the exception of Sonic CD and Sonic Generations that only revive the battle with the classic Sonic) was by more than one character. In Knuckles' Chaotix, he was defeated by Knuckles, Espio, Vector, and Mighty. In Sonic Heroes, he was defeated by Super Sonic, Super Tails, and Super Knuckles. In Sonic Boom, he was defeated by Sonic, Amy, Tails, and Knuckles, showing that alone Sonic is not able to defeat him.

9 Blaze the Cat

Blaze is, according to the developers, the female version of Sonic from another dimension. She's a bit slower but has stronger attacks and a better aerial game. Basically, they're canonical equals.

Just like the Sonic vs. Shadow fight in SA2, both Blaze and Sonic beat each other in their respective stories in a (partially literal) head-to-head battle in Sonic Rush. Since the outcome doesn't really affect the story, we could just say it ended in a stalemate.

She is just so serious and calm under pressure. She looks awesome, has a lot of epic poses, and fire powers? She is so awesome. And she died saving the world?! She is my favorite, and she deserves much more than what SEGA gives her!

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

It's amazing he's lasted so long. Every now and then, he can trap Sonic. He also is pretty smart and has invented gadgets that Tails can only dream of.

In Sonic 2, Sonic tries to catch Eggman before he gets into the Death Egg Robot. Faster.

In Lost World, he punches down a wall faster than Knuckles. Stronger.

Smarter than Tails. Smarter.


Eggman's a cool villain. Did something fishy happen?

The Contenders
11 Dark Gaia

Dark Gaia is literally a huge string monster with crazy dark powers. It literally took both Super Sonic and Light Gaia to defeat him.

Dark Gaia is, without a doubt, the most powerful thing in the Sonic universe. It took both Light Gaia and Super Sonic to stop it, and even then, it's only really sleeping or trapped, waiting to make a return.

He is way stronger than Solaris Phase 2, even if he is not Perfect Dark Gaia. He stomps Solaris so hard he'll wish he was a Dark Gaia minion.

12 Rouge the Bat

Rouge the Bat will be the drummer of the Team Dark band and the greatest drummer in the whole Sonic franchise!

Awesome Rouge. I have loved this character since I was 11! I have a new friend for her. It was me!

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

13 Black Doom
14 Scourge the Hedgehog

Scourge can kill Sonic in a one-on-one fight. The only thing that stopped him from ending Sonic was when Shadow stepped in to help Sonic fight him off. Even then, Scourge was able to fight both hedgehogs for a while. By the way, he is powered by the Master Emerald! In his super form, he beat Sonic, Shadow, Amy Rose, Tails, and many more.

Scourge should be called the Ultimate Life Form, not Shadow. Scourge is powered by the Master Emerald. He is a formidable foe. He is Sonic from a different universe. He also beat Archie Sonic, whose power is compared to a multiverse.

15 Infinite

He is the toughest of terror. He is the darkest of days because if you're messing with him, he is a dangerous weapon. Anyway, I basically just copied his theme song. You have to admit Infinite's power would be unimaginable if he gave the Phantom Ruby full control over himself. He could probably beat anybody at that point.

In Sonic Forces, he easily defeated Silver, trapped Shadow in an illusion of Green Hill Zone, helped Eggman take over 99% of the world, defeated Sonic twice, and captured him. Compared to villains like Solaris, who took three super forms to defeat, what powered the super forms? The Chaos Emeralds. The Phantom Ruby can neutralize the Chaos Emeralds like in Sonic Mania. Compared to Mephiles, who killed Sonic with a surprise attack, Infinite defeated Sonic in a true fight. And compared to Metal Sonic, who has been defeated countless times by Sonic, Infinite is more powerful. He was defeated because the Phantom Ruby's powers were drained.

16 Big the Cat

Big the Cat may be the most idiotic character, yet his hobby of fishing is cute.

Also, Big the Cat has the best muscles despite his obesity.

It's a shame that the strongest character is the most idiotic.

Legit the ultimate life form right here. Only second to Froggy.

17 Amy Rose

Amy is like the Incredible Hulk. The angrier she gets, the stronger she gets! It's been seen that with enough anger while using her Piko Hammer, she can swing and hit just as hard as Knuckles punches, maybe even a little harder.

While not strong in terms of superpowers (even though it's been hinted that Amy is psychic because of her ability to turn invisible and read tarot cards), she's strong in terms of raw strength.

Amy Rose needs more credit. When she chases Sonic, and he is the fastest thing in the world, mind you, she is pretty close behind. Really, even Sonic is scared of her. I feel like nobody is actually voting based on strength, but on preference for character, and that is very ignorant. Amy Rose is probably one of the strongest females, if not the strongest.

18 Chaos

Have you seen Creepshow?

Have you seen Creepshow 2?

Have you seen the creature in the water?

Well, that creature is the very same thing Chaos is. Watch the movie if you don't believe me.

Chaos is a cool, nasty monster! He is a water monster!

He resides inside the Master Emerald (I think), so he should be pretty damn powerful.

19 Froggy

All my boy has to do is glare at you, and you die.

20 Iblis

So strong he throws skyscrapers at you, not to mention his immortality. Every time he is 'defeated,' he comes back stronger than before if left alone. I feel if he regenerated for approximately 300 years with no disruption, he would be stronger than Solaris.

Iblis should be number two because he's Solaris's physical power embodied. Also, he's responsible for Silver's future world.

Literally the embodiment of Solaris's power.

21 Enerjak

Ok, yes, Enerjak did kill his entire universe in one future of the Sonic Archie Comics. But not only did he do that, he fought for several issues in the comics. Even when his attacks were blasted back at him, that didn't even defeat him. Come on, people. We NEED Enerjak to be in the top 5!

The corrupt version of Knuckles himself is extremely powerful and dangerous! Even Silver could not beat him!

He legit beat Super Sonic in the Archie comics and killed his entire universe.

22 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 the best because he is the fastest and strongest on his board.

23 Time Eater
24 Mighty the Armadillo

Mighty, somehow ranked behind Big, is one of the physically strongest Sonic characters without any transformations. He's stronger than a handful of characters on the top 10 list.

Mighty is powerful, but is he more powerful than Knuckles or less powerful?

The world might never know. We really need the two of them to fight to answer the question.

Don't you agree?

Yes, Mighty is basically as strong as Knuckles and probably faster. He should at least be in the top ten.

25 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

I think he should be higher up. At least he is stronger than Mecha Sonic as he managed to fight lots of enemies, and Mecha Sonic was defeated multiple times. Also, he technically beat Shadow. If you played as Team Chaotix and played as him, he beat Team Dark in their boss battle, so he should be a lot higher up. Also, if you add Sonic Rivals, he beat Metal Sonic in a race as well as defeating Sonic. So, why isn't he higher?

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

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