Sonic the Hedgehog
The original video game bad boy, Sonic the Hedgehog was Sega’s flagship character. His first adventures made the Sega Genesis a real competitor to Nintendo’s stranglehold on the home console market. His snarky, bad-boy attitude was a bit hit in the 90s and his adventures were much faster paced than the chubby red plumber from Japan.
In the game, you play as Sonic the Hedgehog, a scrappy little smartass who frees his fellow woodland creatures from Dr. Robotnik, a portly mad scientist who traps small animals in his machines for whatever reason. Working alongside Sonic is his best buddy Tails, a two-tailed fox who uses his tails as a propeller to fly.
The Sonic universe is a very beloved and popular one. While the video games have varied in quality, fans have kept the franchise alive with comics, cartoons, and some of the most passionate fan art communities on the Internet. With his friends including Knuckles the Echidnae, his heroic girlfriend Amy Rose, and the anti-hero Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic will be collecting gold rings and Chaos Emeralds for a long time to come.