Ten Little Known Facts About Sonic The Hedgehog

1) Sonic’s character’s age is fifteen. That would explain his boundless energy, fearlessness and arrogance.

2) When the folks at Sega were deciding on a new mascot, Sonic was up against an armadillo character, a dog, and Theodore Roosevelt wearing pajamas (who later became Dr. Robotnik), and a rabbit.

3) Sonic’s original codename was “Mr. Needlemouse”

4) Sonic’s shoes were inspired by a pair of Michael Jackson’s boots.

5) Sonic’s personality was based on President Bill Clinton’s “Get it done” attitude.

6) Sonic dies if he falls in water because programmer Yuji Naka mistakenly thought that hedgehogs could not swim.

7) The original Music for Sonic the Hedgehog was composed by a member of the Japanese pop group “Dreams Come True.” Sega then sponsored a tour of theirs, putting Sonic’s image on the side of their bus and playing clips from the game before their shows.

8) Sonic initially had fangs

9) Sonic also initially had a human girlfriend named “Madonna”

10) In the American Sonic cartoons, Sonic was voiced by actor Jaleel White. Yes, Urkel.

Above facts from: http://www.holytaco.com/ten-little-known-facts-about-sonic-the-hedgehog/

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And my own Number 11:

11) Super Sonic was inspired by the Super Saiyans in Dragonball Z:

Note the similarities?

I do.

First image from: A lost Fortunecity page

Second image from: http://s979.photobucket.com/profile/SonikkuHedgehog, By the artist SonikkuHedgehog

Third image from: http://delgatron-x.deviantart.com/art/Awesome-Sonic-198024882?moodonly=86, by the artist Delgatron-X

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4 thoughts on “Ten Little Known Facts About Sonic The Hedgehog

  1. 1) Sonic’s character’s age is fifteen. That would explain his boundless energy, fearlessness and arrogance.
    – I did not know that! I always thought he was like, 25 or something.

    3) Sonic’s original codename was “Mr. Needlemouse”
    – And I am happy that they didn’t choose that as his name!

    4) Sonic’s shoes were inspired by a pair of Michael Jackson’s boots + 9) Sonic also initially had a human girlfriend named “Madonna” = WOW! I wonder if they did it intentionally.

    5) Sonic’s personality was based on President Bill Clinton’s “Get it done” attitude.
    – Shows how old the game is, funny fact.

    8) Sonic initially had fangs
    – And there we have Knuckles! Or at least, Knuckles was closest to have fangs.

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    • I never noticed the Michael Jackson and Madonna connection. That’s interesting! :-O

      Yeah, Mr. Needlemouse sounds kind of weak… like calling a man looking like a bat by the name Batman.

      I’m kidding, I’m kidding, Batman is awesome! X-D

      I thought that Sonic would be around 18 years, still being a teen but not a yet not a kid. Go figure!

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    • Radical, young, fast and aerodynamic. Mario’s rotund design would hinder his speedy advance if ever given Sonic’s speediness. He’d have to lose a few pounds, either intentionally or unintentionally as a result of running fast. Maybe that’s why Sonic grew thinner over the years… 😛

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