|Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Hair color||Blue (fur)|
|Allies||Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose|
|Rivals||Shadow the Hedgehog, Dr. Robotnik, Mario|
|Debut||Sonic the Hedgehog, 1991, Sega Genesis|
|English voice actor(s)||Jaleel White|
Sonic the Hedgehog is the name of Sega's mascot video game character. He is a blue-furred hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds.
Since his introduction in 1991, Sonic has appeared in dozens of video games. For a short time, he and Nintendo's mascot, Mario, were considered the fiercest of rivals, having appeared in almost the same number of games.
Unlike the straight-laced Mario, Sonic had an attitude, and was designed to be more hip, appealing to a slightly older audience than his rival.