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This article is about the video game character. For other uses, see Miles ''Tails'' Prower (disambiguation).

Tails, whose full name is Miles Prower (マイルス・パウアー Mairusu Pauā), is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an anthropomorphic young fox who possesses a unique genetic trait: two distinct twin-tails, which earned him the nickname “Tails.” Born with this abnormality, Tails faced bullying during his youth. However, his life changed when he encountered Sonic the Hedgehog, who inspired him with his incredible speed.

Fascinated by Sonic’s abilities, Tails began following him on his adventures, quickly becoming Sonic’s best friend and sidekick. Utilizing his twin-tails, Tails can fly by rotating them like helicopter rotors. He is also a skilled mechanic and pilot.

Initially timid and lacking in courage, Tails grew more confident and independent after meeting Sonic. He has since become a bright, energetic, and curious individual,[1]Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mega Drive Official Guide BookShogakukan. December 1992. p. 22. ISBN 978-4091024145. often joining Sonic on missions to thwart the plans of the villainous Dr. Eggman. Tails deeply admires Sonic and stands by his side, traveling across the world and beyond to assist him in various endeavors.[2]Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Official Guide BookShogakukan. 1994. p. 5. ISBN 978-4091024794.

Miles “Tails” Prower

Modern
Classic

Miles “Tails” Prower

Appearances

First Appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)

Game Appearances

Appearances in Other Media

Real-World Designer(s)

Creator(s) (Real-World)

Yasushi Yamaguchi

Artist(s)

  • Yasushi Yamaguchi
  • Yuji Uekawa

Voice Actor(s)

English Voice Actors

  • Corey Bringas (1999-2000)
  • Connor Bringas (2001)
  • William Corkery (2004)
  • Amy Palant (2005-2010)
  • Kate Higgins (2010-2013, 2021)
  • Colleen O’Shaughnessey (2014-present)[3]Sonic the Hedgehog official Twitter. Retrieved on 2014-26-02. “Sonic the Hedgehog: We would like to express our gratitude to Kate Higgins for her many years of service as the voice of Tails. / Uncle Festive: So, is Kate no longer voicing Tails in the main series either? / Sonic the Hedgehog: Yes, Colleen Villard is the voice of Tails moving forward for all Sonic the Hedgehog titles.”
  • Ashleigh Ball (Sonic Prime)

Japanese Voice Actor(s)

  • Kazuki Hayashi (Sonic Adventure)
  • Atsuki Murata (2000-2001)
  • Ryō Hirohashi (2003-present)

Other Language Voice Actor(s)

  • Andrea Sanz (Basque; Sonic Prime)
  • Anke Kortemeier (German; 2011-2019)
  • Benedetta Ponticelli (Italian)
  • Benedicte Søreng (Norwegian; Sonic Prime)
  • Christa Lips (Dutch; Sonic Prime)
  • Csongor Szalay (Hungarian; Sonic Prime)
  • Didem Atlıhan (Turkish; Sonic Prime)
  • Emelie Clausen (Swedish; Sonic Prime)
  • Graciela Molina (Spanish)
  • Hsuan Ming Mu (Mandarin Chinese; Sonic Prime)
  • Hyeon-jeong Jo (Korean; Sonic Prime)
  • Irene Mirás (Catalan; Sonic Prime)
  • Izwanna Sulaiman (Malay; Sonic Prime)
  • Jakub Gawlik (Polish; Sonic Prime)
  • Jéssica Vieira (Brazilian Portuguese; Sonic Prime)
  • Malvína Pachlová (Czech; Sonic Prime)
  • Marie-Eugénie Maréchal (French)
  • Marisol Romero (Latin Spanish; Sonic Prime)
  • Marta Mota (Portuguese; Sonic Prime)
  • Mia Alon (Hebrew; Sonic Prime)
  • Mirna Haryati (Indonesian; Sonic Prime)
  • Paulina Weiner (German; 2019-present)
  • Pilar Bazoo (Arabic; Sonic Prime)
  • Rona Aguilar (Tagalog; Sonic Prime)
  • Sandra Hrenar Matić (Croatian; Sonic Prime)
  • Sansanee Tinkeeradit (Thai; Sonic Prime)
  • Sari Ann Stolt (Finnish; Sonic Prime)
  • Sophie Gunilla Larsen (Danish; Sonic Prime)
  • Stephanie Filiadi (Greek; Sonic Prime)
  • Tamara Roman (Romanian; Sonic Prime)
  • Vernith Kumar (Hindi; Sonic Prime)
  • Yhadira García (Galician; Sonic Prime)

Biographical Overview

Age

8[4]Sonic Channel (Japanese)Characters: Tails. Sega. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved on 3 July 2015.

Birthplace

West Side Island[5]TailsTube #1 (feat. Sonic)YouTube. Sonic the Hedgehog (24 March 2022). Retrieved on 24 March 2022.

Nickname(s)

  • Tails
  • Fox Boy
  • Shorty
  • Shrimp
  • Modern Tails
  • Classic Tails
  • Fix-It Fox
  • Double-butt
  • Doc Prower
  • Flyboy
  • Sweetie (by Rouge)

Species

Fox

Physical Description

Gender

Male

Height

80 cm (2′ 7″)

Weight

20 kg (44 lb.)

Fur

Amber, white

Eyes

Sky blue (originally black)

Attire

  • White gloves
  • White socks
  • Red and white sneakers with gray soles

Alignment and Character Traits

Alignment

Good

Affiliation(s)

  • Team Sonic
  • Resistance (formerly)
  • Restoration

Favorite Food

Mint Candy[6]Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 42-43.[7][8]Devra Newberger Speregen (2016). Sonic: The Ultimate Character Guide. Scholastic. p. 11. ISBN 978-1338033243.

Likes

  • Machine maintenance
  • Christmas
  • Lotus Super 7
  • Sonic
  • Adventures
  • Mechanical things and machines
  • Planes
  • Hanging around with Sonic
  • Creating and inventing new machines
  • Flying
  • Helping others
  • Believing he can do something

Dislikes

  • Lightning
  • Ghosts[9]Act: 002. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved on 9 August 2016.
  • Great heights
  • Earthquakes[10]Sonic Team (18 June 2001). Sonic Adventure 2. Dreamcast. Sega. Area/Level: Mission Street. “Tails: I hate earthquakes.”
  • People mistreating machines
  • Being teased
  • Being bothered when he is doing something complicated
  • Thinking he cannot do something
  • People not listening to or ignoring him
  • Reading things from strangers

Powers and Abilities

Skills

  • Flight
  • Genius-level intellect
  • Skilled inventor and mechanic
  • Super speed
  • Enhanced strength
  • Enhanced durability
  • Enhanced acrobatic skills and reflexes
  • Hand-to-hand combat skills
  • Vehicle intuition
  • Extreme Gear riding skills
  • Grinding
  • Harnessing Chaos Emerald energy
    • Hyper Mode initiation
    • Super transformation
    • Hyper Tails transformation
  • Hyper-go-on usage

Moves and Techniques

  • Adrenaline Rush
  • Air Chu² Bomb
  • Air E. Ball
  • Attack Support 2
  • Boost
    • Cyclone Boost
      • Cyclone Cannon
  • Boost Mode
  • Chao Attack
  • Chu² Bomb
  • Copter Combo (requires Sonic)
  • Crouch
  • Cyloop
    • Cyblaster
  • Dash Boost
  • Dummy Ring Blitz
  • Dummy Ring Bomb
  • Dummy Ring Snipe
  • Energy Ball
  • Flash Bang
  • Flying Spin Attack
  • Glide
  • Gravity Control
  • Gravity Dive
  • Grind Step
  • Hammer Attack
  • Hammer Propeller Flying
  • High Propeller Flying
  • Homing Attack
  • Item Box Transfer
  • IQ200 Attack
  • IQ300 Attack
  • IQ400 Attack
  • Jump Dash
  • Low Gravity Lv 1
  • Magic Hook
  • Magic Upper
  • Medi Bot
  • Parry
    • Debuff Parry
  • Propeller Flying
  • Quick Ascent
  • Rapid Tails Attack
  • Rival Takedown
  • Rolling Combo (requires Sonic)
  • Scan
  • Shield Bot
  • Skim Boost
  • Slide
  • Slingshot
  • Sonic Overdrive (requires Sonic and Knuckles)
  • Spike Stomp
  • Spin Attack
  • Spin Dash
  • Spin Jump
  • Strength Support 5
  • Submarine Combo (requires Sonic)
  • Swim
  • Typhoon
  • Tag Action
  • Tail Copter
  • Tail Swipe
  • Tail Spin Attack
  • Tails Cyclone
  • Tails Dunk
  • Tails Fly
  • Tails Guard
  • Tails Heal
  • Tails Hop
  • Tails Jump
  • Tails Run
  • Tails Style
  • Team Ultimate
  • Thunder Shoot
  • Tinker
  • Tornado Attack
  • Tornado Boost
  • Trick Action
  • Wrench Attack
    • Charged Wrench Attack

Ability Type

  • Flight
  • Technique

Concept and Creation

The concept of Tails was conceived during the development of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. When discussions arose about creating a sequel to the original Sonic game, a faction of the Sonic Team collaborated with Sega of America’s Sega Technical Institute. They aimed to introduce a character that would not only accompany Sonic but also attract new players to the franchise.

Yasushi Yamaguchi, known for his work as the main artist and level designer for Sonic Team, won a contest held at STI to create this character. Initially named “Miles Prower,” a play on “miles per hour” and “power,”[11]Yasushi Yamaguchi’s explains Tails’ creation on the 30th anniversary of Sonic 2Twitter (21 November 2022). Retrieved on 21 November 2022. the name was later changed to “Tails” at the insistence of marketing personnel Al Nilsen and Madeline Schroeder, despite Yamaguchi’s initial resistance.[12]Al Nilsen on TwitterTwitter (29 December 2021). Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved on 29 December 2021. The compromise was that “Miles” would be the character’s legal name, with “Tails” serving as his nickname, resulting in the full name of Miles “Tails” Prower.

Initially intended to be a tanuki, inspired by Japanese folklore,[13]Sonic the Hedgehog – Developer Interview Collection. Retrieved on 19 May 2018. Tails was eventually designed as a fox following guidance from Yuji Naka. Yamaguchi aimed to make Tails cute to appeal to Japanese audiences, drawing inspiration from the character Kitsune in Urusei Yatsura. Tails was given twin-tails for a stronger impact and personality, inspired by Myau from Phantasy Star. Despite rumors,[14]The People Making Sega’s Future“. Beep! Mega Drive: 46–48. January 1993. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Tails was always intended to be male, and his design included black, round eyes without sclera. Although depicted with three bangs, they were meant to originate from the right side of his head.

During the development of Sonic Adventure, the team struggled to transition the characters to 3D. This led to a redesign for Sonic, Tails, and the rest of the cast, with Kazuyuki Hoshino leading the effort. Yuji Uekawa, winner of an internal contest at Sega, redesigned Tails with visible blue irises, a slimmer physique, and increased height. Sonic Adventure also popularized the name “Tails” in Japan, replacing the previous usage of “Miles” for the character.

Appearance

Tails before Sonic Adventure, from Sonic Origins
Miles “Tails” Prower’s From: A. Rose outfit, from Sonic Mania Adventures
Tails wearing dress clothes, from a piece of artwork for the Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Symphony
Classic Tails in his “Racesuit” outfit, from Sonic Speed Simulator.
Tails after Sonic Adventure, from Sonic Art Assets DVD.
Special Sonic Adventure artwork.
Tails from Sonic Adventure DX: Director’s Cut.
Tails, from Sonic Riders.
Tails in “Ace Pilot” outfit from Sonic Rivals 2.
Tails in “Captain” outfit from Sonic Rivals 2.
Tails in “Tiger” outfit from Sonic Rivals 2.
Tails in “Zebra” outfit from Sonic Rivals 2.
Roboticized Tails from Sonic Lost World.
Tails in his “Christmas Tails” outfit, from Sonic Runners.
Tails from Sonic Forces: Speed Battle
Tails during the Tokyo Olympics, from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Tails in his “Sailor Tails” outfit, from Sonic Speed Simulator.
Tails in his Detective outfit, from Sonic Speed Simulator.
his “Aviator” outfit, from Sonic Speed Simulator.
Tails in his “Mechanic” outfit, from Sonic Speed Simulator.
Tails from The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog.
Tails in a pink dress, from Sonic Channel.
Tails, from Sonic Channel.
Tails, from Sonic Channel.
Tails with his samurai outfit and weapon, from Sonic Channel.
Tails in his “Racesuit” outfit, from Sonic Speed Simulator.

Tails is a young anthropomorphic fox with a distinctive genetic mutation that gives him two tails instead of one. He primarily has amber fur, with white fur around his muzzle, chest, and the tips of his tails. His large triangular ears feature white canals, and he has a small black nose, along with three locks of hair on his forehead.

In his earlier years, up until Sonic Adventure, Tails had a round torso and short, thin legs, with black eyes and yellow fur (though sometimes depicted with orangish fur). Since then, he has grown slightly taller, with a more rectangular torso, longer legs, a larger head, and bushier twin-tails. His eyes have turned sky blue, and his fur has become amber in color.

Tails typically wears cuffed white gloves with gray bands around each wrist, and red and white shoes with gray soles, each with a gray band around the ankle. On special occasions, his attire may vary:

  • For Extreme Gear racing, Tails wears silver metal bracelets instead of wristbands, along with goggles featuring sky blue lenses, gray frames, and black straps. His shoes are red with white toes and cuffs, two white straps with yellow fasteners, and gray soles.
  • In “The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog,” he wears a plaid shirt and a fedora between his ears.
  • During holidays, Tails adds a green and red Santa hat and a green jacket with two yellow buttons and a black line at the bottom to his ensemble.
  • During the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Tails wore his usual gloves and shoes along with a Princeton orange and black sleeveless shirt.

Personality

Tails is often described as a gentle, sweet, kind, and loyal fox with a positive attitude.[15]Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) North American instruction booklet, pg. 20.[16]ZedArchive (10 April 2022). Sonic Adventure Production Presentation At Tokyo International Forum (1998) [ENGLISH CC] (Japanese)YouTube. Retrieved on 7 October 2022.[17]“All Star Cast”. Sonic Adventure Tokyo International Forum Unveiling Booklet. 22 August 1998. p. 7.[18]“All Star Cast”. Sonic Adventure Tokyo International Forum Unveiling Booklet. 22 August 1998. p. 7.[19]Bandai Namco, Sora Ltd. (3 October 2014). Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wii U. Nintendo. Area/Level: Trophy Hoard. “Miles ‘Tails’ Prower – This gentle-hearted little fox used to get bullied because of his two tails. Then one day he saw Sonic on West Side Island and decided to join him on his adventures. Now he’s an expert mechanic and a partner Sonic can really rely on— he’s come a long way since his timid, quiet beginnings!”[20]“MILES ‘TAILS’ PROWER” (in Japanese). Sonic Adventure Stylebook. p. 20. “ちょっと引っ込み思案だが、気が優しくてまじめ。 その特徴といえる二本のシッポをからかわれていじめられていたが、ソニックの姿を目にし、あこがれ、後を追って走ることにより、勇気と前向きな気持ちを持つようになる。[A little withdrawn, but kind and serious. He was teased and bullied for his characteristic two tails, but seeing Sonic, admiring him and running after him gave him courage and positive feelings.]” Initially timid and quiet due to being bullied, meeting Sonic helped him become more outgoing and energetic, striving to be like his idol.[21]Sega . ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2 (Japanese). Wii(R) Virtual Console Mega Drive Official Site. Retrieved on 17 January 2023. He’s not one to seek the spotlight, always ready to help others without expecting anything in return.

Compared to Sonic’s hyperactivity, Tails is calmer and more controlled, finding solace in his workshop where he works on inventions.[22]“Characters”. The History of Sonic the Hedgehog. Les Editions Pix’n Love. 6 September 2013. p. 225. ISBN 978-1-926778-96-9. Despite his remarkable skills, he remains humble and underestimates his abilities, not fully realizing how much he’s helped his friends.[23]Sonic Heroes (PlayStation 2) United States instruction booklet, pg. 8.[24]“Miles ‘Tails’ Prower”. Sonic the Hedgehog Sticker Collection. Factory Entertainment. 2010. p. 6.[25]Sega of America . Miles “Tails” ProwerSonic CharactersSega. Archived from the original on 5 March 2005. Retrieved on 26 October 2017. “Tails is a young fox that has a knack for building things. He’s as talented as Dr. Eggman, but has yet to discover the true potential of what he really can accomplish. Sonic has taken Tails under his wing and treats him like a younger brother. Tails wants to prove to Sonic that he’s someone to be counted on. Besides his ability to fly using his twin tails, he has become an experienced pilot with the ‘Tornado,’ a plane that Sonic helped him build. Tails’ fearless character and natural talent with mechanical devices come in handy to help Sonic out of danger.” Over time, he’s become more confident and outspoken about his intelligence, engaging in banter with Sonic and openly insulting Dr. Eggman.[26]Sonic the Hedgehog (22 September 2022). TailsTube #3 (feat. Knuckles)YouTube. Retrieved on 2 October 2022.

However, Tails can still be timid and withdrawn at times,[27]Official Sonic Heroes website (Japanese)Characters: Team SonicSega. Archived from the original on 7 December 2004. Retrieved on 25 May 2021. especially when his creations are criticized or when he feels overshadowed by others. His relationship with Sonic initially made him dependent, but he learned to be independent during Sonic Adventure, realizing he could be a hero in his own right.

Despite occasional self-doubt, Tails is always willing to support his friends and contribute with his inventions. He hopes to become self-sufficient like Sonic one day, believing he can achieve anything if he puts his mind to it.

During their early adventures, Tails admired Sonic and aimed to emulate him, happy to be his sidekick and spend time together. However, as Tails matured, his admiration for Sonic’s heroics diminished, focusing more on his inventions than Sonic’s feats.

Despite his intelligence and bravery, Tails can be naive and talkative, sometimes divulging sensitive information unintentionally, like in Sonic Adventure 2. He tends to speak in technobabble, which can annoy his friends. Nonetheless, Tails is loyal and supportive, always ready to stand by his friends’ side, even if it means risking his own safety.

Powers and Abilities

While Tails may not always take center stage in battles, he is a skilled fighter in his own right. He has taken down numerous of Dr. Eggman’s robots and combat mechs independently, demonstrating his combat prowess. Additionally, Tails has single-handedly defeated formidable adversaries such as the entire Battle Kukku Empire and Witchcart’s gang during their respective encounters. He is also capable of holding his own against other skilled fighters like Sonic, Knuckles, Rouge, and Chaos in head-to-head combat situations.[28]Sonic Team (27 February 2004). Sonic Battle. Game Boy Advance. Sega. Area/level: Battle Mode.

Thanks to a genetic anomaly, Tails possesses two large, fluffy tails that he can spin together. Through practice and experimentation, he has mastered the use of his tails in various situations. Most notably, by rapidly spinning them, Tails can achieve flight or hover like a helicopter.[29]Sora Ltd. (9 March 2008). Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Wii. Nintendo. Area/level: Trophy Hoard. “Tails – A friendly fox with two tails whose true name is Miles Prower. He can fly for a limited time by spinning his tails rapidly. Originally impressed by the sight of the speedy Sonic, Tails became his sidekick, rarely leaving his side. To assist Sonic in staying one up on Dr. Eggman, Tails utilizes his knowledge of electrical engineering to create mechanical devices.” While airborne, Tails exhibits remarkable agility, allowing him to maneuver swiftly and keep pace with even Sonic,[30]Sonic Team (16 November 2010). Sonic Colors. Wii. Sega. Cutscene: Opening. who can move at light speed. However, prolonged flight can lead to fatigue for Tails, necessitating periods of rest.

Tails possesses remarkable abilities and skills that make him a valuable asset in various situations. His twin-tails grant him versatile capabilities, allowing him to glide through the air and move swiftly across the ground. Underwater, his twin-tails function as propellers, enabling him to navigate with ease. Beyond his physical attributes, Tails exhibits exceptional speed and strength, rivaling even Sonic in foot races[31]Sonic Team (30 December 2003). Sonic Heroes. Xbox. Sega. Level/Area: Ending sequence (Last story). and displaying remarkable durability.[32]Sonic Team (16 November 2010). Sonic Colors. Wii. Sega. Area/Level: Sweet Mountain. Cutscene: Movie No. 11.

Furthermore, Tails is a gifted inventor and mechanic, possessing a genius-level intellect and proficiency in electrical engineering.[33]Sora Ltd. (9 March 2008). Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Wii. Nintendo. Area/level: Trophy Hoard. “Tails – A friendly fox with two tails whose true name is Miles Prower. He can fly for a limited time by spinning his tails rapidly. Originally impressed by the sight of the speedy Sonic, Tails became his sidekick, rarely leaving his side. To assist Sonic in staying one up on Dr. Eggman, Tails utilizes his knowledge of electrical engineering to create mechanical devices.” His creations, such as the Tornado series airplanes and the Miles Electric device, have aided him and Sonic in countless adventures. Tails’s expertise extends to Extreme Gear mechanics, enabling him to create and customize Gears for high-speed races.

In addition to his mechanical prowess,[34]Sonic Colours (Wii) United Kingdom instruction booklet, pg. 8.[35]Sonic Rivals 2 (PlayStation Portable) United States instructions booklet, pg. 7. Tails demonstrates a deep understanding of physics, science, and history. He can decipher complex languages and theories, enabling him to construct vessels capable of dimensional travel. Tails’s knowledge and skills make him an invaluable resource in solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles.

In combat, Tails employs a fighting style that incorporates punches, swipes, and aerial maneuvers, utilizing his twin-tails as formidable weapons. His agility and strategic thinking allow him to outmaneuver opponents and deliver powerful attacks. When needed, Tails supplements his fighting prowess with gadgets and inventions to gain an advantage in battle.

Overall, Tails’s diverse skill set, intelligence, and courage make him a vital member of Sonic’s team, capable of facing any challenge that comes their way.

Tails is proficient in various combat techniques, including the Spin Attack, which allows him to curl into a powerful ball or cutting disk and propel himself at targets with great force. He can execute several variations of this technique, such as the Spin Dash, Spin Jump, and Homing Attack, for both ground and aerial maneuvers. With his mastery of the Spin Attack, Tails can effortlessly shred through obstacles and enemies alike.

In addition to his combat abilities, Tails excels in piloting aircraft, driving vehicles, and engaging in aerial dogfights. His skills extend to piloting mechs and racecars, demonstrating his versatility in different vehicles. Tails’s prowess in aerial combat is particularly noteworthy, as he has achieved victories against formidable opponents like the Egg Carrier and Egg Cauldron using his personalized biplanes.

Furthermore, Tails is a highly skilled Extreme Gear rider, capable of competing with the best riders in the world, including the Babylon Rogues. His expertise allows him to maneuver through mid-air with exceptional control, showcasing his talent and proficiency in Extreme Gear racing. Overall, Tails’s diverse skill set and expertise make him a formidable opponent in both combat and racing scenarios.

Equipment and Weapons

Tails frequently employs various mechanical devices to enhance his abilities in different situations, showcasing his ingenuity and resourcefulness. Among these devices are his Magic Hand, Energy Cannon device, and Big Hand,[36]Sonic Team (27 February 2004). Sonic Battle. Game Boy Advance. Sega. which aid him in combat and manipulation tasks. Additionally, Tails carries an arsenal of bombs, including basic explosives and remote-controlled mines, for offensive purposes.

In terms of support equipment, Tails utilizes healing devices, defensive bots, and the Helmet to fortify his defenses and provide assistance to allies. His Cyclone mech is a versatile asset that can transform into different configurations, such as a car, monoplane, or bipedal mech equipped with hover engines, weaponry like the Volkan Cannon minigun and missile launchers, and advanced targeting systems.

On certain occasions, Tails has utilized specialized tools such as the Boomering, capable of grappling onto objects, and Dummy Rings as projectile weapons. During his time on the Starfall Islands, he wielded wrenches and a laser blaster, demonstrating his adaptability and resourcefulness in utilizing various weapons and tools to overcome challenges.

Transformations

Super Tails

Main article: Super Tails

By harnessing the power of all seven Chaos Emeralds, Tails can achieve a Super State known as Super Tails. In this form, his abilities are greatly enhanced, surpassing his normal capabilities by a considerable margin. Super Tails gains the ability to fly without relying on his twin-tails, and he becomes nearly invulnerable to harm.

However, maintaining this transformation demands a significant amount of energy, and Super Tails must continuously collect Rings to sustain it. Despite the immense power granted by the Super State, Tails must exercise caution to ensure he has an adequate supply of Rings to sustain the transformation.

Hyper Tails

Main article: Hyper Tails

By harnessing the power of all seven Super Emeralds, Tails can ascend to a state known as Hyper Tails. In this form, all of Tails’ natural abilities are elevated to levels far beyond his normal capabilities, even surpassing those of his Super Tails form. Additionally, Hyper Tails seems to grant Tails enhanced manipulation of Chaos Emerald energy, enabling him to transfer it to other beings, such as Flickies, granting them their own Super State.

In essence, Hyper Tails represents the pinnacle of Tails’ power, allowing him to wield tremendous energy and bestow it upon others, empowering them with abilities akin to his Super State. This transformation amplifies Tails’ effectiveness in combat and enables him to undertake even greater challenges with confidence.

Hyper Mode

Main article: Hyper Mode

A weaker variant of the super transformation, Hyper Mode allows Tails to briefly tap into the power of the Chaos Emeralds on his own. In this state, Tails experiences a significant increase in both speed and attack power, albeit to a lesser extent compared to his full Super State transformation.

Color Powers

Main article: Color Power

By harnessing different variants of Hyper-go-on from Wisps, Tails can utilize specific Color Powers to transform into various forms, such as a drill, a laser, or even a planet, each with its own unique abilities. Tails has demonstrated the ability to transform into the Cyan Laser, Yellow Drill, and Indigo Asteroid. However, sustaining these transformations requires a continuous supply of Hyper-go-on.

Weaknesses

Tails has a tendency to talk too much, as demonstrated during Sonic Adventure 2 when he inadvertently revealed to Dr. Eggman that the Chaos Emerald Sonic was trying to give him was a fake. Additionally, he is known to have fears, including thunder, ghosts,[37]Sega (1 July 2016). Act:002 オバケのお礼参りSonic Channel. Retrieved on 30 May 2022. and, ironically, great heights.[38]Sonic Team (9 September 1999). Sonic Adventure. Dreamcast. Sega. Area/level: Sky Deck (Tails’ story). “Tails: It’s pretty high… My legs are shaking!”

While Tails is capable of flying and gliding with his twin tails, this requires significant effort and stamina, leading to exhaustion, especially when carrying additional weight.

At times, Tails struggles with self-confidence, although he has shown improvement and dedication to overcoming this weakness.

One of Tails’ significant weaknesses is his timidity around women. He can become easily flustered, particularly due to his young age, making him susceptible to manipulation by characters like Amy and Rouge.

Relationships

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic has asked me for the first time to do something for him. I won’t let him down, I won’t give up!

Miles “Tails” Prower, Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic the Hedgehog is Tails’ best friend, as the two have been inseparable since they first met during Sonic the Hedgehog 2. On West Side Island, while feeling sad and depressed, Tails witnessed Sonic running at incredibly high speeds. Impressed by the cool blue hedgehog, Tails developed a strong admiration for him and began following him around,[39]Sega . ソニック & テイルス (Japanese)Sonic Channel. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved on 23 December 2020. although he initially felt afraid. As they grew closer, the two quickly became close friends, with Tails even risking his own safety to save Sonic from the exploding Death Egg at the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and the second part of Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

Sonic and Tails are always there to help each other, their friendship having grown to the point where they have a brotherly relationship, which started with the fox idolizing his friend and calling him his hero.[40]ZedArchive (10 April 2022). Sonic Adventure Production Presentation At Tokyo International Forum (1998) [ENGLISH CC] (Japanese)YouTube. Retrieved on 7 October 2022.[41]Sonic Team (9 September 1999). Sonic Adventure. Dreamcast. Sega. Area/level: Story Screen after entering the Mystic Ruins for the first time (Tails’ story). “Tailes: The other day I took my new airplane, the one that’s powered by a Chaos Emerald, for a test flight, but it crashed! To my surprise, Sonic came to rescue me. He’s my hero!” In fact, despite the many adventures he has had with the hedgehog, he still considers him the greatest person in the world. Additionally, Tails’ skills as a mechanic and his intellectual prowess have several times been a great aid to Sonic on his many adventures. During Sonic Advance 3, they were noted to have an “Unbreakable Bond”, and they have even been referred to as the “fastest, coolest duo of all time”. Together, they have proven themselves a near-perfect duo; both provide strengths to the other’s weaknesses (Tails provides the smarts while Sonic handles the muscle), and they have demonstrated profound teamwork in combat. During the Sonic Rivals 2, it was shown that Sonic trains Tails to learn how to run and fight in their free time. Whenever Sonic has an adventure, he always comes to Tails and asks him to come along, and Tails is always ready to help. Tails also used to depend on Sonic a lot, but later realized that he cannot depend on him forever. Despite having gained this mentality, though, Tails can sometimes fall back on his reliance on Sonic when he finds himself in a seemingly hopeless situation, like when he called for Sonic to save him when he got attacked by a Chaos Phantom Copy during the War to Take Back the Planet. Nonetheless, even though he has come to Sonic’s aid on many occasions, from his point of view, the hedgehog is still the coolest person on the planet, and he looks up to him more than anyone else.

Despite his admiration of him, Tails can sometimes get impatient and annoyed by Sonic’s fast-paced behavior and attitude. He downright hates it when his friend ignores him, as seen when they boarded the Egg Carrier during Sonic Adventure, and he gets annoyed when the hedgehog leaves him hanging when he runs off or when he is planning to do reckless things without much thinking, such as when Sonic planned to just smash the Extractor in Sonic Lost World. Despite facing such cases, though, Tails remains loyal to Sonic and stands by his side to aid him no matter what.

Tails cares extremely much for Sonic, having sacrificed himself to save him on different occasions to ensure Sonic’s safety when he is too careless or reckless. Even more so, when Tails thought Sonic was gone for good after his battle with Infinite at the beginning of the War to Take Back the Planet, he lost his way in the aftermath for six months until his spirit was lifted by the arrival of the Sonic of the past. Furthermore, he was overjoyed to learn that Sonic was alive shortly thereafter.

Although Tails always has Sonic’s back, he does not always necessarily approve of his decisions. When Sonic formed an alliance with Eggman to stop the Deadly Six’s abuse of the Extractor in Sonic Lost World, Tails’ friendship with Sonic became strained. Believing that Sonic trusted Eggman, his own nemesis, more than him to shut down the Extractor, Tails became rather frustrated and angry at Sonic’s apparent lack of faith in him, and they even got into an argument when he told him how much it hurt thinking that Sonic trusted Eggman more. It became further strained when Sonic scolded Tails for putting Cubot’s head on a battle mech, which almost got him killed. In the end, however, Tails forgave Sonic after he apologized for doubting him, mending their brotherly bond.

Perhaps the biggest strength of Tails and Sonic’s friendship is the united bond their hearts share. Whenever the two are around each other, they both feel as if they can overcome any struggle they may be facing. Also, without even having to say anything to each other, they know inside themselves what is needed of themselves to be a good partner to the other. As such, it can be speculated that there is something that surpasses even trust between the two of them.

Sonic and Tails’s relationship has also been described by Yasushi Yamaguchi to be inspired by Piccolo and Gohan’s relationship from Dragon Ball Z.[42]Sonic City (22 November 2023). Sonic 2 Character Designer Shares Interesting Tidbits About Tails, Super Sonic, Mecha Sonic and More! Sonic City. Retrieved on 08 March 2024.

Amy Rose

Amy Rose and Tails generally maintain a cordial relationship. They often accompany each other and Sonic on their missions to save the world. However, Sonic occasionally relies on Tails to divert Amy’s attention or avoid direct interaction with her during these missions, which leaves Tails feeling uncertain, as he dislikes confrontations with her.

There are moments when Amy stands up for Tails, such as when Wave the Swallow insulted him, prompting Amy to defend him after Wave departed. Tails has reciprocated this protection by coming to Amy’s aid on multiple occasions when Sonic was unavailable. For instance, in Sonic Adventure, Sonic instructed Tails to swiftly ensure Amy’s safety when the Egg Carrier was descending rapidly. Additionally, Tails rescued Amy from peril in Sonic Adventure 2, shielding her alongside Sonic from the exploding Prison Island and intervening when Eggman threatened her with a weapon aboard the ARK.

Knuckles the Echidna

I’m not ready to give up, just yet!
That’s the spirit, Tails!

Tails and KnucklesSonic Heroes

Tails and Knuckles the Echidna share a complex relationship that has evolved over time. Initially, they were adversaries during Sonic the Hedgehog 3, as Knuckles was misled by Dr. Robotnik into believing that Tails and Sonic posed a threat to the Master Emerald. However, their animosity dissolved once Knuckles realized the truth, leading to a friendship between them. Although Tails interacts with Knuckles more frequently than Sonic does, their dynamic is not one of rivalry. However, Tails’ tendency to engage in technobabble occasionally annoys Knuckles, albeit unintentionally. Similarly, Knuckles enjoys teasing Tails on occasion, such as when he joked about confronting Shadow’s ghost, much to Tails’ apprehension. Despite these playful interactions, Knuckles holds Tails in high regard and considers him one of his closest friends. He has demonstrated his care for Tails by offering reassurance during challenging situations, such as when they confronted Dr. Eggman together in Sonic Heroes. Additionally, Knuckles staunchly defended Tails when Wave ridiculed him during the World Grand Prix.

Dr. Eggman

Eggman! I won’t let you get away with this! I promised Sonic I wouldn’t give up and I won’t. I’ll make you pay for this!

Miles “Tails” Prower, Sonic Adventure 2

Dr. Eggman stands as one of Tails’ most formidable adversaries. Their initial encounter took place during Sonic the Hedgehog 2, where Tails, fighting alongside Sonic, opposed the doctor’s schemes. Despite this early clash, their interactions were relatively limited in the beginning. However, their dynamic shifted significantly in Sonic Adventure. Tails thwarted Eggman’s plans to destroy Station Square and later engaged him in combat, ultimately defeating the doctor while he piloted the Egg Walker.

The rivalry between Tails and Eggman intensified in Sonic Adventure 2. Tails actively confronted Eggman on Prison Island and later aboard the ARK after Eggman launched Sonic into space. Despite their adversarial relationship, they set aside their differences to prevent the ARK from colliding with Earth, showcasing a temporary truce.

In Sonic Lost World, Tails displayed heightened animosity towards Eggman compared to Sonic. He criticized Eggman’s lackeys and questioned Sonic’s decision to collaborate with the doctor, harboring resentment towards Eggman’s past betrayals. However, Tails gradually acknowledged Eggman’s capabilities and potential for redemption, albeit briefly, before their enmity was reignited by Eggman’s betrayal.

Throughout the Sonic Forces, Tails maintained a level of rivalry with Eggman. He made pointed remarks about Eggman’s scientific prowess and questioned the validity of his claims during confrontations. Despite their adversarial relationship, Tails demonstrated a grudging respect for Eggman’s engineering skills, expressing admiration for the doctor’s technological creations such as the Egg Carrier.[43]Sonic Team (9 September 1999). Sonic Adventure. Dreamcast. Sega. Area/level: Egg Carrier. “Tails: This ship’s cool!”[44]Sonic Team (9 September 1999). Sonic Adventure. Dreamcast. Sega. Area/level: Egg Carrier Hall. “Tails: I wanna make a ship like this one day!”[45]Sonic Team (9 September 1999). Sonic Adventure. Dreamcast. Sega. Area/level: Egg Carrier Hall. “Tails: I wanna make a ship like this one day!”

Despite their mutual antipathy, Tails acknowledges Eggman’s prowess as an engineer and inventor, albeit begrudgingly. As a budding mechanic and inventor himself, Tails recognizes Eggman’s achievements in the field of engineering, even if their conflicting agendas perpetuate their ongoing rivalry.

Shadow the Hedgehog

Shadow the Hedgehog and Tails crossed paths for the first time during Sonic Adventure 2, where they initially found themselves on opposing sides. However, circumstances later compelled them to join forces in order to thwart the ARK’s threat to the planet.

Their relationship appears to be largely influenced by their respective objectives. In Sonic Heroes, a brief skirmish ensued between Tails and Shadow, incited by the latter and Rouge provoking Team Sonic into battle. Despite this initial conflict, they eventually teamed up to confront their common enemy. Similarly, during Sonic Battle, tensions arose when Shadow demanded Emerl from Tails. Despite Tails’ admiration for Shadow’s determination, he refused to yield, leading to a confrontation. Following their clash, Shadow issued a warning to Tails, vowing to return for Emerl. However, Rouge intervened and urged Shadow to depart for Night Babylon.

Despite occasional disagreements, Shadow and Tails share a mutual respect and understanding. Tails acknowledges Shadow’s abilities and contributions during their joint endeavors, demonstrating a level of trust in his capabilities. Despite their differing perspectives, Tails remains supportive of Shadow to some extent, recognizing his strengths and enduring through their shared adventures.[46]Sega Studio USA (18 November 2005). Shadow the Hedgehog. PlayStation 2. Sega. Area/level: The Last Way. “Tails: Shadow, I believe in you! you can do it!”[47]Sonic Team (25 February 2015). Sonic Runners. iOS. Sega. Area/level: Birthday on Windy Hill. “Tails: Thanks, Shadow! You really got us out of a jam there! / Shadow: No need to thank me. That thing was in my way is all.”

Wave the Swallow

Wave the Swallow and Tails share a rivalry as inventors, both being mechanical prodigies in their own right. This rivalry was evident during the first World Grand Prix, where Wave, though impressed by Tails’ inventions, was reluctant to admit it, dismissing his creations as inferior. She even took to teasing Tails, referring to him as “shorty.”

Despite their competitive dynamic, during Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, their rivalry took a backseat. When Wave found herself in trouble due to the robots, Tails set aside their rivalry to assist her, helping her to her feet.

However, during the second World Grand Prix, their rivalry resurfaced, though their interactions were minimal. Despite this, the competitive spirit between them remained palpable.

Rouge the Bat

Tails and Rouge the Bat share a generally friendly but occasionally tense relationship. While they typically get along, Rouge enjoys teasing Tails from time to time, often using playful nicknames like “Cutie” and “Foxboy.”

Their interaction began with some intrigue during Sonic Adventure 2 when Rouge was tasked by Eggman to spy on Tails as he sought the President. After this initial encounter, their paths diverged until they were brought together again during the crisis involving the Ark’s collision course with Earth.

In Sonic Battle, Rouge’s teasing continued, with her using her charm to engage Tails, even going as far as kissing him when he lost a bet for an access card. Despite her playful antics, she proved to be helpful to Tails, providing him with crucial assistance in navigating challenges and resolving conflicts.

Their relationship faced strains in Sonic Free Riders, where Tails became frustrated with Rouge’s self-serving behavior, particularly in her treatment of her teammate E-10000B.

In The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, Rouge sought Tails’ assistance in a heist involving a valuable Fabergé Egg from the Mirage Express. Despite Tails’ reservations about the morality of the endeavor, he ultimately contributed his genius to the plan, aiding in disarming security measures and deducing the true nature of the egg. While uncertain at first, Tails ultimately found satisfaction in their successful collaboration, admitting that he enjoyed working with Rouge despite the questionable nature of their endeavor.

Cream the Rabbit

Tails and Cream the Rabbit share a friendship that is evident throughout various instances in the games. Although their interactions are limited, it’s clear they have a positive relationship when they appear together in story cutscenes.

Their most notable interaction occurs in Sonic Free Riders, where Tails compliments Cream’s Extreme Gear during a race, and Cream responds with gratitude, acknowledging Tails’ expertise. In Sonic Rush, Tails advises Cream to escape from Blaze, demonstrating a level of trust and concern for her well-being. When Cream describes Tails to Blaze, she mentions that he is “neat” and enjoys spending time with Sonic, highlighting their close association with their mutual friends.

Additionally, in handheld versions of the Mario & Sonic series, they are depicted as friendly towards each other. For instance, in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Tails assures Cream of her safety during an encounter with adversaries, and in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, they showcase excellent teamwork as partners in Beach Volleyball, as noted by Cream herself.

E-123 Omega

Hmm, that should’ve done it… I couldn’t figure it out for you, buddy. I’m sorry I wasn’t smart enough.

Miles “Tails” Prower, Sonic Forces

At present, Tails stands as the sole member among Sonic’s inner circle who has engaged in direct communication with E-123 Omega. In contrast, the others, including Sonic himself, have only had fleeting encounters with the robot, often marked by ignorance of his identity or engaging in combat, as seen in Sonic Heroes.

Furthermore, in Sonic Forces, Tails made a valiant effort to repair Omega within the City. Despite his expertise, the extent of the damage inflicted by Infinite rendered Omega beyond Tails’ ability to repair. This unfortunate outcome led Tails to express remorse as he apologized to Omega’s inert form for his inability to restore him.

Marine the Raccoon

Marine the Raccoon and Tails quickly formed a friendship upon meeting in the Sol Dimension. Tails proved to be a valuable ally to Marine, assisting her in constructing ships for their adventures. Despite Marine appointing herself captain and designating Tails as her assistant without his consent, Tails found himself often frustrated by Marine’s bossy demeanor and insistence on giving orders. Similar to Sonic, Tails grew genuinely annoyed by Marine’s antics, which often bordered on recklessness.

Despite his frustrations, Tails tolerated Marine’s behavior out of friendship, although her disregard for his warnings and tendency to dismiss his concerns caused him considerable worry. When Tails inadvertently revealed his exasperation with her behavior, Marine felt betrayed and reacted harshly, calling him names.

However, as Marine matured and ceased her commanding attitude towards Tails, their relationship improved. Tails returned home with Sonic, and Marine earned his respect through her newfound maturity. Expressing their mutual admiration,[48]Sonic TeamDimps (14 September 2007). Sonic Rush Adventure. Nintendo DS. Sega. Area/level: Ending. “Marine: Sonic… Tails… / … / Marine: Th… thanks, guys. You’re the best mates ever.” Marine vowed to reunite with Tails in the future, though she couldn’t help but feel saddened by his departure.

Classic Sonic

Give it your all, Sonic! You’ll always be our shining hope!

Miles “Tails” Prower, Sonic Forces

Tails initially encountered Sonic’s past self during Sonic the Hedgehog 2, encountering his own past self concurrently. However, his present self first met Sonic’s past self during Sonic Generations, although Tails initially mistook him for the present Sonic during their initial encounter. Once they clarified their identities, Tails joined forces with Classic Sonic and their allies to thwart the Time Eater’s plans.

Their paths crossed again during the War to Take Back the Planet. After Classic Sonic rescued Tails from a Chaos Phantom Copy, they collaborated to safeguard the world and assist Classic Sonic in returning to his time. Despite reuniting with the present Sonic, Tails maintained a close bond with Classic Sonic, deeply appreciating his contributions to the Resistance. When the time came for Classic Sonic to return to his era, they exchanged a farewell fist bump, leaving Tails saddened by his friend’s departure.

Mighty the Armadillo

Tails encountered Mighty during Sonic Mania Plus, where Mighty and Ray aided Tails and his allies in thwarting Dr. Eggman’s attempt to acquire the Phantom Ruby. Similar to his experiences with Ray, Tails and Mighty embarked on numerous adventures together in the past, fostering a strong bond between them. However, at some juncture, they lost touch with each other, though Tails cherishes the memories of their past adventures.[49]TailsTube #5 (Remember When?)YouTube. Sonic the Hedgehog (October 10, 2023). Retrieved on November 10, 2023.

Ray the Flying Squirrel

I loved hanging out with him. He could use his tail in special ways, just like me. And he was a master at gliding. Oh, he could go on forever.

Miles “Tails” Prower, “TailsTube #5 (Remember When?)

Tails encountered Ray during Sonic Mania Plus, where Ray and Mighty aided Tails and his allies in preventing Dr. Eggman from obtaining the Phantom Ruby. Similar to his experiences with Mighty, Tails and Ray embarked on numerous adventures together in the past, fostering a strong bond between them. Tails greatly admired Ray’s exceptional gliding abilities, considering him a “master” at it, and applauded his remarkable feats. However, at some point, they lost contact with each other, though Tails continues to cherish the memories of their adventures together.

Friends/Allies

  • Amy Rose (good friend)
  • Ariem
  • Avatar
  • Big the Cat
  • Blaze the Cat
  • Barry the Quokka
  • Cheese
  • Chip
  • Chocola
  • Coconut Crew
  • Conductor
  • Conductor’s wife
  • Cream the Rabbit
  • Dodon Pa
  • Elder Scruffy
  • E-123 Omega
  • Emerl
  • Froggy
  • Gemerl
  • Honey the Cat
  • Illumina
  • Lumina Flowlight
  • Marine the Raccoon
  • Mighty the Armadillo
  • Motobud
  • Knuckles the Echidna (best friend)
  • K-TBR 199.2
    • Nite the Owl
  • Omochao
  • Professor Pickle
  • Ray the Flying Squirrel
  • Restoration
    • Belle the Tinkerer
    • Jewel the Beetle
    • Lanolin the Sheep
  • Rouge the Bat
  • Rowdy
  • Salamander
  • Scrapniks
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Silver the Hedgehog
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (best friend and mentor, close as brothers)
  • Sticks the Badger
  • Tangle the Lemur
  • Team Chaotix
    • Charmy Bee
    • Espio the Chameleon
    • Vector the Crocodile
  • Tikal
  • Trip the Sungazer
  • United Federation
    • Guardian Units of Nations
      • Commander
    • President
  • Vanilla the Rabbit
  • Whisper the Wolf
  • Wisps
    • Jade
    • Mother Wisp
    • Yacker

Neutral

  • Babylon Rogues
    • Jet the Hawk
    • Storm the Albatross
    • Wave the Swallow (arch-rival)
  • Brady
  • Chaos
  • E-102 Gamma
  • Herschel
  • Kitsunami the Fennec
  • Noah
  • Sage
  • Void

Enemies

  • Artificial Chaos
  • Babylon Guardian
  • Battle Kukku Empire
    • Battle Kukku XVI
    • Dr. Fukurokov
    • Great Battle Kukku
  • Biolizard
  • Black Arms
    • Black Doom
  • Captain Whisker
  • Deadly Six
    • Master Zik
    • Zavok
    • Zazz
    • Zeena
    • Zomom
    • Zor
  • Dr. Starline
  • Eggman Empire
    • Amy Doll
    • Badniks
      • Hard Boiled Heavies
      • Mecha Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)
      • Metal Fighters
        • Metal Amy
        • Metal Knuckles
        • Metal Sonic
        • Metal Tails (robotic doppelgänger)
        • Metal Trip
      • Mirage Express
      • Silver Sonic
      • Tails Doll
    • Cubot
    • Dr. Eggman
    • Eggman Doll
    • Infinite
    • Orbot
  • Eggman Nega
  • Fox Bullies
  • Fang’s Gang
    • Bark the Polar Bear
    • Bean the Dynamite
    • Fang the Hunter
  • Iblis
  • Ifrit
  • Johnny
  • Mimic
  • Mini & Mum
  • Rough the Skunk
  • SCR-HD
  • Surge the Tenrec
  • Time Eater
  • Tumble the Skunk
  • Witchcarters
    • Bearanger
    • Carrottia
    • Hocke-Wulf
    • Witchcart

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  46. Sonic Team (25 February 2015). Sonic Runners. iOS. Sega. Area/level: Birthday on Windy Hill. “Tails: Thanks, Shadow! You really got us out of a jam there! / Shadow: No need to thank me. That thing was in my way is all.”
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