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Sonic the Hedgehog is the main protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series and Sega's mascot. He is a 15 year old, blue, anthropomorphic hedgehog, and is a laid-back and cool-headed character, meant to symbolize peace. Artist Naoto Ōshima, designer Hirokazu Yasuhara and programmer Yuji Naka are generally credited with the creation of the character. Like his name and species would imply, Sonic can move as faster than the speed of sound, has lightning reflexes to match (hence the name: Sonic), and can curl up into a ball (like a regular hedgehog), primarily to attack enemies. These are the distinguishing traits that were used to make his character and world-famous video games.
Sonic is mostly laid-back, cool and enjoys relaxation and firmly stands for freedom, but he is never one to rest in the face of injustice or oppression. He hates evil in all its forms and can easily be riled up about it; if he witnesses someone being opressed, are suffering from injustice or are simply depressed or despairs due to others' actions he will not show a moment of hesitation and will instantly step in to help those in need, even if it means that his actions will be met with contempt, as stated in Sonic and the Black Knight.
Sonic is extremely benevolent though he has been described as quick-tempered occasionally. Despite this, he always remains loyal to his friends, always keeps his word and he willingly puts himself at risk to help others, taking on any challenge that confronts him without hesitation, though he usually sees his heroics and fighting evil as an opportunity to have fun, making him somewhat of a thrill-seeker. However, in times of crisis, he focuses entirely on the task at hand and sees it as truly serious with no real fun involved. Despite this, Sonic's cocky, upbeat demeanor will remain unchanged, being foregone in only the most dire of situations.
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