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Tails! Sonic’s best friend has always been not only my favorite of Sonic’s buddies, but my favorite Sonic character overall. He’s a major part of the reason why I still value Sonic 2 to this day.
Dr. Eggman. Sure, he’s *technically* ineligible as a villain – though I shudder to imagine a world in which Jet the Hawk is someone’s buddy – but as one of the Sonic franchise’s most enduring figures he’s easily my favorite character in it. Eggman – or “Robotnik,” sure – is a Renaissance man of kid-friendly evil, a scientist of seemingly limitless disciplines constrained not by knowledge or skill or morality but an obsession with an extreme talking rodent. With fantastic voice work by Mike Pollock and a bouncy shape reminiscent of longtime Sonic rival Mario, he’s always a delight; within the many disreputable iterations in the series, he is often the only delight.
E-123 Omega. I always liked his design and almost comical desire to get rid of Eggman out of revenge. Another interesting thing is that in the context of Sonic teams, Omega is also unique in that he’s the only robot amongst the four teams. He’s been my favorite robot in the series too. The go-to power character in Sonic Heroes as well. Who doesn’t want rapid fire missile launchers?
I was going to pick Tails…but since TheAvil already claimed him, I’ll go with my close second — Knuckles. Knuckles is an interesting character who in his first appearance wasn’t a friend nor a rival to Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog 3). When he became playable, he introduced unique abilities that made him stand out from both Sonic and Tails! He’s a bit edgier, and overall a “cool” character. To me, Knuckles is the cutoff for acceptable Sonic friends. Nowadays, he’s kind of a meathead…but I’ll always remember Knuckles from the old days.
I’m also going to go with good ol’ Knuckles for my pick. He’s not my favourite character, that goes to Dr. Eggman, but Knuckles is my favourite rival and hero. He’s just so gullible and a clear ‘poochy’ but that makes him a great comedic foil. He’s no push-over in combat and unlike Sonic, he doesn’t chuckle. Knuckles is better in everyway. Just as fast and can glide and climb walls. Why would I go with anyone else.
My pick for favorite Sonic buddy is Tail. I first played Sonic 2 with my cousin in the game’s 2-player mode. Of course, I played as Tails. Since then, he’s been my favorite character. When I played Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Tail was my go to character, and he could actually fly this time. This may be one of the main reasons I’m such a big fan of the game. Tails is such an awesome character and I hope he’ll be playable in the new Sonic game.
If Wolfman is able to pick Eggman, then I’m going to go with Metal Sonic. Debuting in Sonic CD, he actually predates most other Sonic characters (including my second choice, Knuckles). He was Sonic’s original rival, and his sleek metallic exterior hid a sleek metallic interior. He doesn’t have any heart, he’s just a cool looking badnik who’s out to end Sonic. Special shout out to Vector the Crocodile, though, one of the cooler looking of Sonic’s useless friends.