Hey, Nanite here. I’m a long-time Sonic the Hedgehog fan and am currently a mod on the @sonicpositive and @motivationalsonic blogs! Cutting to the chase, I’ve been asked by several people who my favorite ‘version’ of Sonic the Hedgehog is, since the franchise has so many different continuities to choose from. I couldn’t decide, so I’m gonna draw some Sonics (not all of them, we’d be here all day) and rate them! Starting we have:
Classic Sonic! What a guy who’s fly, a blue dude with a ‘tude– it’s the original Sonic! How could I not love him? Good and wholesome. Saves little animals. 12/10.
Archie Sonic! Boy does this guy bring back some of my best memories. Me showing off the latest issue to all the other kids in class, reading them out loud to my little brothers and trying my best to get their voices juusttt right. Tons of fun and action and some of the best characters in the whole franchise! Sad to see him go, but I have no doubt IDW Sonic will be just as way past cool! 100/10!
Modern Sonic! Fun games, great music, and a rockin’ look! This guy is all about fun and being a hero and he inspires me every day. Keep on running, Sonic. 10/10.
SatAM Sonic!! I remember being a kid, finishing an episode, and going into the woods behind my house so I could pretend to be a Freedom Fighter and protect the forest from Doctor Robotnik. Tried to dig a hole beneath an old stump so that I could retreat to my own “Knothole Village”. Didn’t get far, but boy was it fun. 15/10.
Dreamcast Sonic! (Adventure Sonic)! Boy oh boy, this guy was the BOMB! Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 STILL are two of my favorite games. From the Chao Gardens, to the fun stages, to the absolutely unforgettable music, I think Sonic made a pretty decent transition into 3D. Open Your Heart, dudes. 11/10.
Boom Sonic. Is this the one everyone was waiting for? I sure hope so. I had lots of fun playing Sonic Boom. Yeah, it was glitchy, yeah, it was tough, but there was something incredibly charming about it. I don’t know if it was the character interactions, or the humor, or maybe it was the fact that I had someone else to play it with and it’s more enjoyable with a friend. Say what you want but I liked the game and I love the show. Boom Sonic is funny, relatable, and as always, cool. 10/10.
And last but certainly not least, Werehog Sonic. I love him with all my heart and can’t get enough of this hoggo. He’s not as fast as any of the other Sonics on this list, but his heart is just as big, if not bigger. He only looks scary!! He’s actually a big softie who loves his friends, just like any Sonic should. Sit, Stay, Roll into a ball. This Sonic is a Good Boy. 10000/10.
Annnnnnd there you have it! All the Sonics are good to me and they all have a special place in my heart. “But Nanite, what about Metal, Underground, Aosth, and Riders? What abou–” Hold up!! I intend to rate most of the Sonics I can think of, but I’ll be saving those guys for next time. Though something tells me we’ll come to a similar conclusion haha. Anyway, hope y’all liked the many Sonics! If you actually read to the end of this the surprise is that they’re all transparent and free to use!! Sonic gets a lot of flack, but hopefully this helps spread some positivity! Love ya, Sonic!! <3
I wanted to draw Colette as a teen, and I didn’t really go into this without much of an idea except that her hair was a different colour and that she had a broken arm at some point—but this is the result. I guess she was quite a loner with a bit of a ‘tude at the time.
I had a dream last night that there was a new Sonic cartoon, and it was in the style of the old games with a bit of that CoroCoro Sonic comic thrown in. It was so pure.
I watched the pilot episode in my dream (that’s the only one that was released) and?? It was perfect??? It was an origin story for Sonic’s superspeed, and it was kinda set up like a superhero cartoon. It followed a young Sonic (named Nicky so I’m guessing he’d later name himself “Sonic”) with his lil 2-tailed buddy Miles, and Nicky had Sonic’s classic ‘tude and was bragging about just how fast he was (pulling it outta his left sleeve, like “when I run it makes a Sonic BOOM”). Miles was eating it up, and literally it was like kids on a playground?? I’m guessing they were like 13 and 9??
Any hoot the plot is starting to fade from my mind but it was something about badniks snd ghosts (??? Boos maybe?? Chaos ghosts, idk?) and the kids’ first encounter with the Chaos Emeralds. Nicky and Miles see some of the badniks doing some evil stuff, and realize theyr are in way over their heads, but Miles is like “Nick why don’t you use your super speed?? You could run in there and stop them from taking that gem thing and save the day, and nobody would get hurt!”
Nick, with his heart of gold, decent amount of courage, and reluctance to tell Miles he was exaggerating about his speed, does just that and manages to get pretty far by being sneaky. Gets his hand on the Chaos Emerald before he’s spotted, and in the ensuing chase I guess he gets tangled up with a badnik and hits it with the Chaos Emerald he’s holding; the power surge kinda balloons out and explodes, engulfing Nick and the badnik. Badnik is destroyed, Nick is fine, doesn’t know what happened. When another badnik lunges at him, he darts out of the way in fear… at Mach speed.
He’s slow to realize what’s different and manages to dodge the rest of the badniks coming at him before getting the picture, then has the bright idea to run around them in circles to make his very first Sonic Wind, and the badniks are sucked up into the twister and the DAY IS SAVED
I don’t remember the rest of the details from the dream but I remember Miles being so genuinely impressed and Nicky kinda eating the attention up, and the tone of the show was just so delightfully 90s?? I wanna see this on TV and I’m SO SAD IT WAS ONLY A DREAM