One of gaming’s most iconic characters, Sonic the Hedgehog has been racing through the hearts of fans for just over 30 years now, and of course, shows no signs of slowing down.
This spiky blue speedster and the many friends he’s made over the years usually work together to stop his nemesis, Dr. Ivo Robotnik aka Dr. Eggman, a mad scientist who plans to conquer the world and erect an empire in his honor.
Having spawned a slew of video games, animated series, and even movies, there are several canon versions of our high-speed hedgehog friend, but that just means there’s more Sonic for everyone to love! No matter the story though, you’ll find his core set of comrades backing him up and sometimes keeping him in check.
To celebrate not only the June 2022 release of Sonic Origins, a remastered version of some of his earliest titles with a few new twists, and Sonic Frontiers, a 3D platform game that released on November 8, 2022, and features some of the franchise’s beloved characters in a realm unlike anything you’ve seen yet, we’ve collected some of the amazing fan art of the speedy crew and some of their opposition posted on pixiv. Have we managed to pin down any of your favorites?
Sonic the Hedgehog
Miles “Tails” Prower
Sonic’s genius twin-tailed fox friend who he treats like a kid brother. Originally shy and self-conscious about both his first name and his extra tail, Tails has been able to not only become more confident but realize his love and proficiency for mechanics and aviation. Thanks to his tails he can fly at speeds that make him almost as fast as Sonic himself!
Knuckles the Echidna
Once a fierce rival, now one of Sonic’s best friends, Knuckles is a brawler that can be all business when it comes to fighting, but is also a bit gullible at times due to being isolated on Angel Island as the last living member of his clan tasked with guarding the Master Emerald, perhaps the world’s most precious and powerful artifact.