Silver the Hedgehog (シルバー・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Shirubā za Hejjihoggu?) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an anthropomorphic silver-colored hedgehog hailing from at least 200 years into the future where his role is to protect his time sejak changing the catastrophes of the past, thus preventing the ruining of his era. To aid him, Silver makes use of his psychokinesis, an ability from his time that is considered the norm,[3] which allows him to alih objects with the power of his mind.

Silver is a kindhearted and well-meaning individual, driven sejak a strong sense of justice to right the wrongs of the past to uphold peace, though he is somewhat naive and immature. Despite the monumental tasks he may have on hand, he is an optimist and will do whatever it is required to protect the world.

Silver was created as a psychokinetic in order to utilize the new physics engine added to Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).

Official concept artwork released sejak Sonic Cult[4] shows an early Rekaan of Silver.[5] The main differences from the current final Rekaan include a long orange amount of chest bulu around his neck, and bright blue eyes. His boots are also quite different. It is unknown, however, whether Yuji Uekawa, the main character designer of the Sonic series, actually produced the artwork.

lebih concept art of Silver was released in an interview with IGN, which was generally less similar to his current design. Notable designs include a hedgehog wearing a futuristic headset and another with markings on its hair. It is also revealed that Silver was originally planned to be an orange cerpelai, mink named "Venice" (ヴェネツィア) [6] after Venice, Italy, the place Soleanna is based on, but the developers decided against it, with fears that a cerpelai, mink would poorly atau not at all blend in with the rest of the characters, and decided to create another hedgehog instead. Silver's bulu color was supposed to be orange, but the developers chose a shade of white-grey, resulting in Silver's final name.[7] Silver is berkata to have gone through over 50 designs before reaching his final look. [8]

As for Silver's current design, Silver wears emas cuffs that go around his wrists and legs that rest just a bit higher than his gloves and boots. Cyan lines encircle the cuffs. Silver's boots are indigo colored down the side and have teal-colored tips. A white line goes straight down the middle to the teal tip. On the bahagian, atas of the middle of his shoe is a red gem-like adornment. The Rekaan on his gloves have a cyan bulatan that has a line at the bottom that goes down to his cuff. These channel his telekinetic ESP abilities through his shoes as do the ones on his gloves.

Silver has three conflicting backstories for Sonic the Hedgehog. On the game website, it states he came from a happy future that was never destroyed and ended up in the past where he learned his future would be destroyed and tries to prevent it from changing for the worse. In the game guide, it is implied that Silver is from the present and ends up in the future where he learns that it was destroyed during the events in Sonic the Hedgehog and goes to seek what would destroy the future when he returns to the past (though it is mentioned in his walkthrough that he is from the future; see below).

The actual story is that in the game, Silver lives in a destroyed future and goes to the past to change the future for the better. He is from 200 years atau possibly lebih in the future of Sonic's world. In Sonic the Hedgehog, while Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles are exploring the city in which he lives, Knuckles says, "How could this be our future?" The saat and third times the player discovers that Silver's world is the future of Sonic's world, is in Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2 respectively. Right before Eggman Nega turns Sonic’s world into a card, Silver clearly states “What?! But that will mean my future will be destroyed too!” In Sonic Rivals 2, he says to Espio and Knuckles, "I have to save your world atau else my world will be destroyed as well!"

(Sonic 2006)
Silver first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog. In a distant, post-apocalyptic future, Silver is seen flying around Crisis City when a pillar of fires erupts out of the lava. Using his psychokinesis, Silver got rid of the pillar. He continues flying when his best friend and partner, Blaze, shows up to tell him that he appeared again. Silver flew off with Blaze following behind. Once they reach their destination, they find that Iblis had risen from the lava. The two defeated Iblis but Silver, frustrated, slammed the dinding with his hand and wondered what it would take to destroy Iblis once and for all, as Iblis was immortal and can resurrect himself. The two turn after hearing a voice and saw the figure of Mephiles standing on the remains of a building. He tells them of the Iblis Trigger, the one responsible for the resurrection of Iblis and revealed that they must kill him to prevent Iblis's return. He stated that the Iblis Trigger is Sonic, and sent himself, Blaze and Silver back in time to when Sonic was still alive, although the trio were separated from each other in the process. Silver found Sonic after his failed attempt to save Princess Elise from Dr. Eggman during the Festival of the Sun, but was distracted sejak Amy when he was mistaken for Sonic. Amy decided to help him find the person he is looking for, though he was unwilling to accept her help. Eventually, he decided to help Amy in exchange for her help, although neither of them knew that they are both looking for the same person: Sonic.

Soon afterward, Silver encountered Sonic and attacked him. Sonic initially had the upper hand, but Silver uses his psychokinesis to throw Sonic into a building in surprise and incapacitated him. Silver wondered if Mephiles was joking, wondering how someone as weak as Sonic could possibly be the Iblis Trigger. Sonic attempts to run after Silver when Dr. Eggman captures Elise again, but Silver stopped him in his tracks and was about to deliver the final blow when Amy intervened, allowing Sonic to escape. Silver told Amy that the world would be devastated due to Sonic's actions, but Amy refused to believe that Sonic would ever do such a thing before leaving Silver. Disheartened, Silver left to ponder over whether killing Sonic to save the future is truly the right thing to do.

Blaze found Silver at the docks and, after some conversation, she convinced him that they need to save the future sejak any means necessary. After failing to track Sonic down at Eggman's base at White acropolis (though they acquire Elise's blue Chaos zamrud, emerald there), they encountered Mephiles, who told them that Sonic was at the terminal station. After tracking him down, Silver attacked Sonic with his psychokinesis once more, allowing Eggman to capture Elise once again in the confusion and was about to kill him when Shadow (whom Silver at first mistakes for Mephiles) intervened, once again allowing Sonic to escape. The two fought to a standstill, and Shadow uses Chaos Control to evade Silver's intended punch and kicked Silver in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground. Refusing to be defeated and desperate to save his world, Silver pulled out his Chaos zamrud, emerald and copied Shadow in performing a Chaos Control, the two of them accidentally opened up a time portal. Shadow was impressed that Silver induced Chaos Control, but suspected Mephiles may have darker intentions for the orders he has telah diberi Silver. He requested Silver to follow him back to the hari that the Solaris Project went haywire so that they can discover what really happened.

Once they arrived, Shadow and Silver witnessed the project's failure first hand, with a machine exploding and the Duke of Soleanna badly injured while protecting a younger Elise. The hedgehog duo splits up, Shadow pursued Mephiles while Silver pursued Iblis. Silver tracked down Iblis and paralyzed him with his psychokinesis and the dying Duke (despite Silver's insistence that he run) seized this opportunity to use a Chaos zamrud, emerald to meterai Iblis within the unconscious body of his daughter, entrusting Silver to escort her to a selamat, peti deposit keselamatan place. Silver carried Elise out of the lab and met up with Shadow who has successfully captured Mephiles. Silver set Elise down seterusnya to a nearby pokok while Shadow left the Scepter of Darkness with her, knowing what becomes of it in the future, and they both opened up another time portal to the present, which Shadow immediately jumped through. Silver was just about to follow when he hears Elise call for her father in her sleep. Feeling sorry for her, Silver gave Elise his blue Chaos zamrud, emerald and then followed Shadow through the portal.

Upon their return, Silver revealed to Blaze that Mephiles had lied about Sonic being the Iblis Trigger and realized that Eggman may intend to release Iblis. Silver and Blaze assisted Sonic save Elise from Eggman to which Sonic accepted their help. However, they witnessed the Egg Carrier crashing into a mountain and exploding, killing both Elise and Eggman. After a moment of grieving, Sonic and Silver use Chaos Control to allow Sonic to travel back in time to before the Egg Carrier left Eggman's in order to save her, and Sonic gave Silver his Chaos zamrud, emerald in order for Silver and Blaze to return to their own time, which they do. Silver and Blaze defeated Iblis once lebih and he attempted to use himself as Iblis's vessel. While he was not accepted, Blaze was, and she sealed Iblis within herself, and uses Chaos Control to teleport herself into another dimension to ensure that Iblis does not return, much to Silver's dismay and sadness.

In the past, when Mephiles merged with Iblis, Silver was among the characters who were transported to Solaris's dimension, where they all worked together to gather the Chaos Emeralds in order to resurrect Sonic and defeat Solaris. In the end, Sonic, Shadow and Silver successfully destroyed Solaris and Sonic and Elise travel back in time to when Solaris was just a flame and extinguish him, erasing the game's events from history, and thus, resetting the timeline. What becomes of Silver's world after this is unknown.

Silver is another one of Sonic's rivals, backed sejak his confirmed playable appearance in Sonic Rivals. He was responding to a distress signal, though he doesn't know its source. He later discovered that Dr. Eggman Nega is linked to this distress signal and was using a strange camera to turn people and/or objects into cards. Silver states that he will bring Eggman Nega back to the future where he belongs. He is also telah diberi three alternate costumes. As the events of Sonic the Hedgehog never happened, Silver and Sonic are introduced to each other for the first time, and it seems that Sonic has truly forgotten the events of the sebelumnya game (though it is implied at the end that he and Elise retain their memories of the events to some extent), as he does not seem to recognize Silver.

Sonic Rivals 2
Silver reappeared in the sequel, Sonic Rivals 2. He comes from the future once again to save both the past and his own time, sejak hiding Chao from Eggman Nega so that a powerful beast known as the "Ifrit" cannot reach its full power. Espio, on orders from Vector, followed after Silver and eventually the two work together. Silver runs into Knuckles in which the latter mocks of Silver's craziness believing that the Chao could save the world, provoking both to a fight. On the seterusnya zone, Silver becomes extremely exhausted as he had used too much of his ESP power and needs rings, causing Espio to collect rings to re-energize him.

After defeating Eggman Nega's Egg Bull, Eggman Nega claimed that he acquired lebih than enough Chao to feed to the Ifrit and tells the duo that he has hidden the Chao inside a mysterious mansion. Without wasting time, Silver and Espio frantically searched thoroughly through the mansion but the secret room could not be found. When confronting Eggman Nega again, the mad doctor realized that the Chao somehow disappeared from his secret room, much to his disgrace. The portal to the Ifrit's dimension then opened up. However, he claimed that the Ifrit's might is still powerful enough to destroy the world and sent his copy of Metal Sonic to wake the beast up. Silver, lebih determined than ever to stop the Ifrit from its awakening raced with the robot and was victorious. However, Eggman Nega had already woke the Ifrit up, using the race as a distraction to do so. Despite of the Ifrit's might, Silver and Espio proved Victorious and defeated the beast and returned back into the portal, leaving Eggman Nega behind.

(Sonic Colors:DS)
Silver appears in Sonic Colors, but only in the DS version. He finds Sonic and Tails in Sweet Mountain when Tails reads a sign in the Sweet Mountain written that the place is the "future," Silver laughs and says that the future is nothing like Sweet Mountain, but is in fact even happier. Silver then asks Sonic to destroy 20 Eggman robots. When Sonic beats all of them, Silver asks if he needs further help, Sonic tells him that he can handle it on his own. Why Silver didn't offer to chip in earlier is a mystery. Apparently a slave to whimsy, Silver then decides to go in a ride with Blaze, until both are stopped sejak Orbot and Cubot. They scare the robots away with their api, kebakaran and psychic powers. Then, they ask Sonic to test out a ride for his mission, which is arbitrarily timed. They thank Sonic for testing it out and then Sonic leaves.

(Sonic Generations)
Silver appeared in Sonic Generations as a rival boss for Modern Sonic. The chase took place along a dilapidated highway within Crisis City. In the game, Silver possessed a Chaos zamrud, emerald with him and decided to challenge Sonic to a battle as a test to see if this was the real Sonic atau a fake. After losing, he gives Sonic the emerald. He is later seen encouraging the two Sonics to fight the Time Eater at the Center of Time, alongside Blaze and Cream. After time was restored, Silver appeared and celebrated Sonic's birthday party where he is mostly seen conversing with Blaze and Shadow before waving goodbye to Classic Sonic and Tails as they returned to their original timeline.

(Sonic the hedgehog Archie comics)
Silver appeared for the first time in Mobius Prime over Never Lake in Mercia, to the surprised Rob O' the Hedge and his wife Mari-An. Silver first believed Rob to be Sonic due to their similar appearance, but when Rob explained he wasn't him, Silver responded, telling him that he needed to find Sonic as "your future depends on it".

Rob O' the Hedge explained to Silver they could find Sonic at Freedom HQ. Using Silver's Super Warp Ring, the two traveled there together. Silver and Rob arrived together to find Sally and Alicia arguing about stranding Sonic and Amy Rose in Moebius. Sally explained to them what had happened, and thus Silver transported himself to Moebius with Rob. Once there, the two hedgehogs met up with Sonic, Scourge, Amy, Rosy the Rascal, and Metal Sonic. Silver stops the fight with his powers and attacks Sonic recognizing Metal Sonic's design. He is stopped sejak Scourge until Sonic persuades Silver to attack Scourge. Scourge turns Super and proves too powerful for the hedgehogs, the Freedom Fighters and the Suppression Squad. After the fight with Super Scourge who was defeated sejak Sonic, Silver travels to another place in time to find the traitor of the Freedom Fighters.

He reappears in Sonic Universe, and goes to Mobius 30 years later to help them battle another threat that has threatened his timeline. He and the Future Freedom Fighters succeed and Silver heads back to his time.

He appears once lebih in his own Sonic Universe arc: The Silver Saga. Following a Prelate robot to another timeline, he encounters Jani-Ca and the resistance against the tyrant that rules over the world with an iron fist: Enerjak.

In Sonic the Hedgehog #235, Silver finds the Journal of Antoine. Membaca its remains, he determines Antoine as the traitor he seeks. However, as Silver's timehopping is affecting the memories of his immortal mentor, Mammoth Mogul, he is ordered to stay in the past until he finds and defeats whoever the traitor is. Penulisan instructions to Silver to follow only after he finishes the traitor, Mogul takes Silver's Time Stone and sends him to Sonic's time. Though his latest lead on the traitor is proven to be false sejak a greatly annoyed Sonic, he runs into Harvey Who and is telah diberi the chance to become part of the Secret Freedom Fighters. Harvey, in turn, promises to help Silver find the traitor of the Freedom Fighters. He does so later in the comics.

(Silver's personality)
Silver is best described as having "a strong sense of justice" and it is this personality trait that motivates him to head back into the past to correct the future. He believes in standing up for those who can't stand up for themselves. This led him to accept Blaze when everybody else was teasing her for her pyrokinetic abilities. When he pursues an enemy, he does so with a relentless determination. He makes alliances and rivalries very easily and takes people's word without question; this makes him easily tricked sejak others. According to his character profil in Sonic Generations, he is an optimist.
Although seemingly serious on the outside, an interview states that Silver is young and somewhat immature.[9] Blaze komen-komen on this several times and describes him as naïve and insecure when he is alone. Silver is also a regular sweetheart, always ready to protect those in need and lend a helping hand. He generally keeps a positive attitude and never gives up hope, no matter how objectively hopeless the situation.

Silver wears his hati, tengah-tengah on his sleeve. He feels anger and joy intensely and loudly, but his sadness is silent and hardly, if ever, marked sejak tears. He lets his rage control him and cheerfully remarks on the things that make him happy, but hardly says a word in his sadness, though it is visible to everyone. However, though he may feel sad, he never gives in to despair, always looking for a solution the right way. His determination and little regard for pain can make him a very frightening opponent.

Silver is very courageous and brave, willing to fearlessly sacrifice himself for another in a heartbeat. Utterly unflinching in the face of danger, he is courageous almost to the point of foolishness and is focus on snuffing out evil with little regard for his own safety.

Despite Silver's naivete and general lack of critical thinking, he is not outright stupid. Even Eggman Nega called him perceptive, and Silver was the first to see through his otherwise-perfect disguise. With little information to draw upon, he lets his intuition guide him, but as a relatively isolated person, he has little understanding of interpersonal relations atau the subtler tools of manipulators.

He apparently has a competitive streak and gets a little snotty and a prickly attitude in the heat of the moment, as seen in Sonic Rivals 2; when anda play as him and pass your rival, he'll say, "I'm better." atau if anda win a race atau battle, he says, "Who's the best?" In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, when anda win a race he says, "I am not to be trifled with!" and in Sonic Free Riders he sneers "'LATER!'" upon cruising past a fellow competitor. In Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, he generally refers to the Iblis monsters and Eggman's robots as "trash," and typically congratulates himself with a smug tone upon dispatching a roomful of them.

When meeting anyone that gets in his way, particularly in Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, Silver can be very short-tempered and bossy towards anyone that's not explicitly helping him in his mission, sometimes even becoming directly hostile and start a fight on a bad choice of words.

When Silver is not focused on his current mission atau does not have a task at hand, however, he is very friendly, helpful, and a good companion to have around.

(Powers and abilities)
Silver's main power is his psychokinesis, the ability to manipulate the environment around him with the power of his mind. Silver is a definite master of this skill, being able to telekinetically lift, grab and alih up to several objects many times his own size and weight as both a single- atau collective mass, his most impressive feat being his Meteor Smash attack where he forms a compressed ball of objects over twenty times his own size and could potentially weigh a net total of several tons. However, he does have a defined for how much he is able to manipulate at once. sejak turning his psychokinesis onto himself, Silver is able to alih himself, allowing him to fly in midair for a limited time and alih at speeds rivaling even that of Sonic's.

Silver's psychokinesis is a powerful force of its own. With it, he can exert enough pressure to bend half a meter thick steel bars in a matter of seconds, crush robots with a single grab, and immobilize others' movements completely. When repelling objects with his psychokinesis, Silver can throw them with enough force and speed to crush metal, fly tremendous distances, and even stun enormous monsters such as Iblis. Additionally, Silver can also use his psychokinesis to grab onto certain non-solid objects, such as fireballs and certain types of energy blasts.

Silver can also use his psychokinesis to project pure psychic energy that he can manipulate for energy attacks, such as sharp energy blades, energy pulses to strike his targets at all ranges, and even burst of energy that can paralyze his targets.

Besides offense, Silver can apply his psychokinesis for other abilities. He can use it for the ability of ESP, giving him extra-sensory perception that allows him limited telepathy, but so far only enough to induce limited vertigo in others. He can also use it to warp space, allowing him to teleport himself over short distances instantaneously.

Physical Abilities
In his initial introduction, Silver did not demonstrate the ability to run at super speed like Sonic and Shadow. In Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, however, Silver demonstrated the ability to run at high speeds, being able to reach speeds comparable to Sonic's and Shadow's on foot.

Silver has incredible physical durability as seen in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, where he withstood several hits from Sonic's Homing Attack, slid along the ground for long distances without harm, and even managed to survive being buried under what could be worth several tons of debris.

Silver has proven himself to be very acrobatic and agile, being able to jump and alih gracefully through midair, both with and without the aid of his psychokinesis, and can grind on rails at high speed while wearing combat boots, a testament to his balance and agility. He also has lightning fast reflexes and senses, being able to track and react accordingly to even Sonic's movements. He can likewise pick up objects while moving through midair at high speed atau catch bullets with his psychokinesis.

Silver has demonstrated the ability to abah-abah the power of the Chaos Emeralds to empower himself atau even perform Chaos Powers. So far, the only Chaos Power he has been able to perform is Chaos Control, which lets him warp time and space, and empower himself.

Combat Skills
Silver is a very powerful fighter in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, if not one of the strongest. He has been hinted to hold almost the same power as Shadow the Hedgehog and in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) he was able to fight Shadow to a stalemate and even bring Sonic to the brink of death.

Fighting Style
In combat, Silver relies heavily on his psychokinesis and using the environment to his advantage. Unlike most other characters who primarily rely on close combat, Silver focuses on long-ranged attacks and strikes through the use of his psychokinesis. When fighting, Silver keeps his distance from the enemy, not letting an opponent get too close to him as he needs a moment to concentrate for an attack which will leave him vulnerable. If an opponent does get too close, however, Silver can grab the opponent with his psychokinesis and throw the opponent away.

Silver's main method of attacking is picking up objects around him with his psychokinesis and then hurtling them at his opponents. Occasionally, he can also rearrange the objects he picks into colossal conglomerate shapes that he can manipulate to attack, such as giant balls of debris to bowl over opponents and train-sized battering rams. If projectiles are thrown at him, Silver can grab them in his psychokinesis and throw them back at the opponent, effectively allowing him to turn his opponents' power against them.

When times call for it, Silver is capable of going on the offensive with hand-to-hand combat, as seen in his battle with Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), and in Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2 where he would attack enemies with physical strikes. However, his proficiency with this type of combat is unclear, as he has only demonstrated a limited range of punches and Spin Attack maneuvers. He seems unskilled, telah diberi his reckless, telegraphed, and easily-blocked charges at Shadow during their fight, and it may be that Silver will only use physical combat as a desperate last resort.

Techniques and Moves
Most of Silver's signature techniques and moves revolve around the use of his psychokinesis, which has a broad range of applications. His most of his offensive attacks involving using the objects around him as projectiles and discharging psychokinetic energies.

Silver's most used technique is his Psychokinesis, which lets him pick up objects around him for him to manipulate, and bend and alih objects. His Levitate technique, which he uses to make himself airborne, increases his speed and movement abilities to levels matching those of the fastest and most agile characters in the series. Also, his Teleport Dash allows him to dash small distances at light speed.

With his Grab All technique, Silver can grab and manipulate everything around him atau objects that come too close to him, and send them flying at his enemies. To throw objects with greater force while they are in his psychokinetic grab, Silver can use his Hold Smash and Psycho Smash to charge up his psychic energies and use them to throw objects at high velocities. Also, in Sonic Generations, Silver can perform a powerful attack called Meteor Smash,[10] where he gathers a large ball of surrounding objects and launches it, after which it rolls along the ground, crushing anything in its path.

sejak channeling his psychic energies, Silver can perform unique energy-based attacks. His Psycho Shock and Psycho Smash let him charge pulses of energy that can paralyze an opponent upon contact, and with his Psychic Knife,[11] Silver can form and throw a sharp and deadly blade of energy at the enemy. He can also perform his ESP move, which sends out a wave that attacks the minds of others, leaving them disorientated and confused.

In Sonic Rivals and Sonic Rivals 2, Silver is also shown that he can utilize the Spin Attack where he curls into a ball and attacks opponents sejak landing on them, the Spin Dash where he curls up and shoots ke hadapan at high speed to break barriers atau mow down enemies, and the Homing Attack where he homes in on an enemy to attack.

Super transformation
Main article: Super Silver