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Sonic the Hedgehog (ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Sonikku za Hejjihoggu) is a supersonic hedgehog that can move faster than the speed of sound and the main protagonist of the Sonic series as well as Sega's mascot.

He is 15 years old, stands at 100 centimeters (3 ft 3 in), weighs 35 kilograms (77 lbs) and was born on Christmas Island. Artist Naoto Ohshima, designer Hirokazu Yasuhara and programmer Yuji Naka are generally credited with the creation of the character.

NiGHTS series

Sonic has been referenced a few times in the NiGHTS series.

NiGHTS into Dreams...

In NiGHTS into Dreams, there's a score board in every level with the name of Sonic characters. With 20.000 points in every level, Sonic appears in first place in all of the score boards.

Concept arts also reveal that Claris has a Sonic plush in her bedroom, though it never appears in the game.

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams

Sonic appears in the mini game Sonic the Hedgehog into Dreams... in Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams. In this mini game, the player controls Sonic, who must collect the four Ideyas in the Christmas NiGHTS version of Spring Valley. After doing it, the player will fight against Doctor Eggman parodying Puffy.

Sonic controls exactly like Elliot Edwards and Claris Sinclair (except he can only run and jump due to being unable to Dualize for some reason) with no fear of a time limit or Alarm Egg. Oddly enough, The mini game did not return to none of the HD remasters of the game.

NiGHTS Archie Comics

Sonic makes two cameos in the NiGHTS Archie Comics. In the third issue, there's a Sonic poster on Elliot's bedroom, along with an Akira Yuki poster. In the fourth issue, Elliot has a Nightmare where he appears wearing a pink underwear with Sonic faces in front of Claris.

Crossover Appearances

Sonic Pinball Party

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Sega Superstars

Sonic appears in a mini game where he runs down a round tunnel following the player's hand position. The mini game's goal is to gather rings and Chaos Emeralds.

Sonic Riders

Sonic appears as a playable characters in Sonic Riders. He is a speed type character, which means he can grind on rails spreaded through the circuits and his personal Extreme Gear is the Blue Star.

Sega Splash! Golf

Sonic, along with NiGHTS and other SEGA characters, appears as an optional coach in Sega Splash! Golf.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

Sonic returns as a playable characters to Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. He is once again, a speed type character and the Blue Star returns as his personal Extreme Gear.

Sega Superstars Tennis

Sonic appears as a playable character in Sega Superstars Tennis, as one of the eight starter characters. Sonic superstar move transforms him into Super Sonic and makes him able to shoot the ball with more strength.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Sonic appears as a playable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. He drives a blue colored sports car with two of his trademark quills on the back. His All-Star move makes allows him to do homing attacks on the enemies.

Worlds Unite

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Trivia

  • Both the Sonic and the NiGHTS series have taken inspiration from each other.
    • NiGHTS' Drill Dash attack is similar to Sonic's Spin Dash attack.
    • The Red Ideya is similar to the Chaos Emeralds, as both are sources of tremendous powers for their game's respective protagonists.
    • The Dash Ball is similar to the Dash Panels, as both are gimmicks that boost NiGHTS and Sonic.
    • Shadow the Hedgehog is similar to Reala, as both are a red and black rival of their game's respective protagonists.
    • The Chaos were based after the Nightopians, both design and concept wise.
    • Black Doom, the main antagonist from the game Shadow the Hedgehog, was designed after Wizeman.
  • Sonic made his debut as a playable character in a 3D game through the NiGHTS series, in the Sonic the Hedgehog into Dreams... mini game from Christmas NiGHTS.
  • NiGHTS has made so many appearances in Sonic games to the point where some people believe he is actually a minor Sonic character. 
  • Sonic is one of the three non-NiGHTS characters to appear in NiGHTS related media, the other two are Dr. Eggman, also from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Akira Yuki from the Virtua Fighter series.

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