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.

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 to, 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 desires. 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!

He's an incredibly powerful* character who can match Sonic, Knuckles and Silver, 3 almost equally strong fighters. Shadow has a disadvantage and advantage over all of them. He's, by a margin, slower than Sonic, but quite stronger and more powerful. For Knuckles, he's a margin weaker, but quite faster. Finally, for Silver, he's less powerful (I believe, but only by a nigh unnoticeable difference) but stronger and faster.

*my preferred difference, for those who believe being strong and powerful are the same thing, I prefer my definition of strong being physical strength, and powerful meaning energy techniques' (Chaos Attacks) strength. Meaning Sonic's Sonic Wind projectile can't match up to Shadow's multitude of Chaos abilities.

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 so that he can avoid Eggman/Robotnik's traps.

Shadow may have a some Chaos power, but it is limited without the assistance of a chaos emerald; without one he can only teleport short distances, (by the way Sonic can use Chaos control as well if he were to hold a Chaos Emerald) and the only Chaos attack Shadow can use without an emerald is Chaos Spear, while this is still a cool attack it is not all that powerful. Now Shadow can use more Chaos power by removing his inhibitor rings, an example of this is Chaos Blast, but doing this will drain away his stamina in less then a minute, possibly even less than 30 seconds.

A few people point to the fact that in Sonic Adventure 2, Shadow survived falling from the Space Colony Arc too Earth making him tougher than Sonic, but 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. Now 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.

I would have to agree more and more and More he can lift and press 100 tons he is stronger then wario and the hulk! I would have to say he's almost as strong as Donkey Kong! And yes he has beat sonic over 10- 100 times in a row! I am Cory Michael koller I was the one to rebuild cartoon fight club 100th episode! Knuckles is the strongest sonic and cartoon character in the world!

4 Silver the Hedgehog

I've never had much experience with Silver, since I'd never had the "joy" of playing Sonic 06. But, from what I know about him, through the Archie Comics series and Sonic Generations, I find it clear that he is one of the most powerful protagonists in the series. His main advantage in power is that he's Psychokinetic which is the ability to move objects with your mind. With this ability, he can stop attacks coming at him, and he can lift about anything! His second most used and most powerful ability is mind-bending. In other words, he can control objects and make them into different shapes. But if that wasn't powerful enough, he was also given the ability to fly! Besides Tails, Cream, Rouge, and Charmy, there really aren't any other characters who can fly besides the super forms. Silver is lucky enough to have that ability when he doesn't even have all of the chaos emeralds. One final thing I should mention is his boss fights. The one in Sonic 06 (according to my experience of watching the Game Grumps do it xP) 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 ewe) 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 story line.

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 1v1. Since Blaze is an alternate Sonic, and Metal Sonic has been defeated by Sonic on multiple occasions, Solaris is stronger than both of them. The fact that Tails and Knuckles have been ranked higher than Solaris is insulting, mainly because we all know they are weaker than Sonic as well. Mephiles is most certainly a strong villain, but Solaris is the combined form of Mephiles and Iblis, so obviously Solaris is stronger. Nazo should not be on the list, as he is not canon, but I can probably assume that Nazo cannot destroy timelines, so he is weaker.

Solaris is number one.

Solaris is literally a god of time. Time is literally the reason why he might not be dead. He could've escaped in time milliseconds before he was blown out after he reverted back to his ETERNAL flame state. Also, if there are legends written about him becoming The Flames Of Disaster BEFORE he became The Flames Of Disaster, I'd say he's done the whole 'Solaris Project' thing multiple times, been defeated, and escaped in time to another time. That would make him absolutely unstoppable...

6 Mephiles the Dark

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?

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.

Mephiles: I killed him, in 3 seconds, made a princess kiss him for my amusement... And then sega brought him back to life. I was very successful at my job, thank you very little.

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

Tails can do most everything Sonic can, and has his own abilities to make up for what he can't do. He can fly every bit as fast as Sonic can run, even when his hedgehog brother is actually trying to get past him (Sonic Colors); he can use the Spin Dash and Spin Attack just as effectively; and he can slice through robots with his tails for a bit of extra range. He's shown to be incredibly durable, going through plane crashes and laser blasts repeatedly without ever being more than a little disoriented; and strong enough to lift four times his own weight (Sonic and Knuckles at the same time) without slowing down or limiting his flight; and punch through rock (Tails' Adventure).

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

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

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, he becomes the Metal Overlord. But he becomes an advanced phase of himself before becoming the Metal... read more

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 / spy / vector / 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.

This guy is super fast, can copy anyone's data, turns into a giant dragon like thing without the chaos emeralds, took not only 3 super forms but 9 other normal forms to defeat him. Chew on that Mephiles! Metal needs no stinkin emeralds to turn into a big form of power, also he could just copy your data and whoop your ass in seconds!

Silver and Tails are above Metal Sonic... This pole is for the most powerful characters. In Sonic The Fighters, Metal Sonic was THE absolute best and strongest character, and the second best was Bark the Polar Bear. Anyways, Tails has nothing on this Badnik, same with Silver.

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 better aerial game. Basically, they're canononical equals. And just like the Sonic V. 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. Once again, 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!

She's super strong, super fast, can fly, control fire, got the Sol Emeralds, the power of Solaris, and the Power of the Stars. She took down Knuckles without breaking a sweat.

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, and 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, something fishy happened?

The Contenders
11 Dark Gaia

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

He is way stronger than solaris phase 2 even if he is not perfect dark gaia. He stomps solaris so hard he'll wish he was a dark gaia minnion.

Isn't this a god?

12 Rouge the Bat

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

Awesome rouge, I have loved this character when I was 11... ! I have a new friend for her, it was me!

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

13 Black Doom
14 Scourge the Hedgehog

Scourge can kill sonic in a one on one fight. The only thing that stoped him from ending Sonic was when Shadow stepped in to help Sonic fight him off, and 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. And he is a formidable foe. He is Sonic from a different universe. He also beat Archie Sonic who's power is compared to a multiverse.

Scourge is easily one of the most powerful characters in the comics. Tails even stated that when Scourge was in his Super sate that he would be impossible to beat Scourge without Super Sonic.

15 Big the Cat

Big the Cat may be the most idiot coharacter, yet his hobby of fishing is cute.

Also, Big the Cat has the best muscles despite his obesity (which his muscles give him).

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

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

16 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.

The Phantom Ruby is arguably as strong as the Chaos emeralds, due to the fact that the Ruby can cancel out the emeralds. He also bested Sonic twice!

Infinite is the strongest his phantom ruby so powerful just like he can create illusions, he is faster than sonic, he can easily defeat shadow, sonic or silver and he can create energy blasts too. He can warp that the sun is gonna destroy the earth

17 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!

Chaos is the best.

18 Amy Rose

Amy's 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 hit just as hard as Knuckles punches, maybe even a little harder.

So while not strong in terms of superpowers (even though its been hinted that Amy is a Psychic because of her ability to turn invisible and read tarot cards), but 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, and really, even Sonic is scared of her, I feel like nobody is actually voting because of strength, but in preference in character, and that is very ignorant, Amy Rose is probably one of the strongest females, if not the strongest.

Her hammer is not enough of her and I'm glad she's not on the list. I mean, if she DOES act like Sonic like the spindash, ball jump, etc. She'll be okay, but will be a ripoff. Her style doesn't make her very likable enough much for the series of the franchise. Now, y'all might be saying, "AmY rOsE iS tHe StRoNgEsT girl eVaH! FoRgEt EvErYoNe BuT sOnIc, I hOpE sHe CaTcHeS hEr DrEaMs :DDD", Man, SCREW AMY! She will NEVER be powerful, it's Sonic's turn!

19 Froggy

Froggy is the strongest character in all of Sega. He should be the main character. He can easily defeat Shadow, Sonic, Silver, and Knuckles all at the same time! Also, the sun is cold.

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

He can destroy the world

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 he regenerated for apporxemently 300 years with no disruption he would be stronger than Solaris.

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

Literally the embodiment of Solaris' power.

21 Enerjak

Ok yes Enerjak did kill his entire univsere in one future of the Sonic Archie Comics but not only did he do that, He fought for several Issues in the comics. And even when his attacks were blasted back at him that didn't even defeat him. Common 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

He is awesome

He is the best

23 Time Eater
24 Mighty the Armadillo

Mighty (behind big somehow) is one of the physically strongest sonic characters, that doesn't include transformations of any kind. He's stronger than a handful of characters on the top 10.

Mighty is powerful but, is he more powerful than Knuckles or less powerful than him.
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 so 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, his personality takes a dramatic change becoming a ninja and being the cool, calm and collected... read more

I think he should be higher up a least he is stronger than mecha sonic as he managed to fight lots of enemes, 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 lost higher up, also if you add sonic rivals he beat metal sonic in a race as well as defeating sonic SOOO 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

He can literally be invisible. When he's in a fight, nobody can see him, and when he's quiet enough, nobody can defeat him in a fight.

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