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Sonic Man

For other uses of the term, see Sonic Man (disambiguation).

Sonic Man (ソニックマン Sonikkuman), alternatively spelled as Sonicman, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a peculiar individual who imitates Sonic the Hedgehog.

Sonic Man

Sonic Man


First Appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)(only appearance)

Appearances in other media

Biographical Overview



Physical Description






  • Blue helmet with spikes and visor
  • White T-shirt with original Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) emblem
  • White gloves with ring cuffs
  • Blue jeans
  • Red shoes

Alignment and Character Traits






  • Not being recognized
  • Losing a race


Sonic Man is a tall and slightly muscular human with tan skin who dresses similarly to Sonic. He wears a blue helmet with spikes resembling Sonic’s quills and a visor that covers his eyes. He sports white gloves with ring cuffs, blue jeans, red shoes resembling Sonic’s, and a T-shirt that features the title screen emblem from the original Sonic the Hedgehog game.


Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic Man encountered Silver the Hedgehog in Soleanna New City. Eager to showcase his “racing prowess,” he challenged the white hedgehog to a race in Soleanna Castle Town, but ended up losing. Feeling embarrassed, Sonic Man quickly made an excuse about hearing someone in need of help and left. Later on, Sonic Man encountered Sonic himself, initially mistaking him for a fan in costume and denying that Sonic was the real deal. Sonic Man then proposed a race through Soleanna New City to determine the true Sonic, only to be defeated once again. Realizing that Sonic was indeed the genuine article, Sonic Man became starstruck and asked for Sonic’s autograph, expressing a desire to become his apprentice.


Sonic Man is a devoted Sonic fan who expresses his admiration by dressing up in Sonic cosplay. His idolization of Sonic reaches such levels that he desires to emulate him entirely. Over time, his fixation on Sonic becomes so intense that he begins to suffer from delusions, believing himself to possess Sonic’s super-speed abilities and even mistaking himself for Sonic when faced with the real hedgehog. In his delusional state, Sonic Man displays cocky and self-absorbed behavior, claiming to be a superhero and boasting about his supposed heroic exploits. He acts dismissively towards those who question his “supersonic powers” or fail to recognize his perceived fame. However, after being defeated by Sonic in a race, he comes to the realization that he is not the real Sonic and snaps out of his delusion.




  • Silver the Hedgehog


I saved Princess Elise and I fight bad guys. I’m the superhero, Sonic Man!

Sonic Man, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

No way… Wait, those are real spikes… Are you the real Sonic?! Can I have your autograph? Can I be your apprentice?

Sonic Man, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

Heh. I’m just warming up. I haven’t shown you anything yet!

Sonic Man, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)

In Other Media

Archie Comics

Main article: Sonic Man (actor)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Sonic Man is portrayed as a human actor employed by Breeze Media.


Shadow is the only character with Town Missions who does not encounter Sonic Man. Additionally, although he refers to himself as “Sonic Man” and the mission text indicates a battle “VS Sonic Man,” the dialog box formats his name as “Sonicman.”