Miles Prower|マイルス・パウアー|Mairusu Pauā}}, better known by his nickname, Tails, is one of the main characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated series released by Sega. The name "Miles Prower" is a pun on "miles per hour", a reference to the famed speed of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an 8 year-old yellow-orange, anthropomorphic fox with two tails (similar to the mythological kitsune), hence his nickname. He is known to be Sonic's best friend, sidekick, and an expert mechanic. He is able to use his two tails to travel at super speed as well as propel himself into the air like a helicopter. His debut was on October 16, 1992, introduced in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2; the 16-bit version was released that November.
During his first appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, his fur was orange in color, but the color was changed to yellow-orange in Sonic Adventure artwork, and light-yellow for Sonic Heroes. In 1994 and 1995, he starred in his own games, Tails and the Music Maker for the Pico, Tails Adventure, and Tails' Skypatrol for the Game Gear. Tails is the third most popular character of the series, behind Sonic and Shadow, according to official polls.
Conception and creationEdit
Yasushi Yamaguchi, originally the main artist and zone designer for Sega's Sonic Team, was assigned to create a sidekick character for Sonic in an internal contest. Yamaguchi originally created Ray the Squirrel (who would only appear in SegaSonicArcade) to be used as a sidekick but designed Tails as an internal competition for a sidekick to the speedy hedgehog after Sega of Japan rejected the Flying Squirrel idea. The character was meant to hold a "deep admiration for Sonic." The name 'Miles Prower' played on a speed pun and was originally intended to be a tanuki, a raccoon-like canine native to east Asia, and extremely popular in Japanese folklore. The designers decided to change him to a fox, however, to avoid possible comparisons with Mario, who at the time had a power up called the Tanooki Suit, which allowed him to fly, and made him look like a tanuki. His entry won, but Sonic Team decided to change his character's name from "Miles" to "Tails" in which Yamaguchi was none too pleased at all about.
Yamaguchi ended up with a compromise. He put the name "Miles" in as his legal name; "Tails" would be his nickname, ending up with the full name of Miles "Tails" Prower.
Tails was redesigned (along with all of the other Sonic characters) by Yuji Uekawa for Sonic Adventure. Tails' redesign saw him having his fur color changed to a slightly orange shade of yellow, and he gained visible blue irises. He also became slightly slimmer and taller, as did Sonic. He also gained a more streamlined appearance with slightly more rounded ears as well as longer tails, which are used as his main form of attack, most notably the Tail Swipe.
Like Sonic, Tails has very little information about his life before his role in the first games. What is known is that Tails was born with the unique trait of having two tails and because of his abnormally large IQ, Tails became a master engineer.
A Fox's First AdventureEdit
Tails was first seen in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Master System and Game Gear, where he was kidnapped by Doctor Ivo Robotnik for ransom. This game takes place after Sonic eventually returned to South Island after leaving it in search of adventure, as it had gone too quiet for him when he first defeated Dr. Robotnik. All of the animal friends were kidnapped by Robotnik during this time, but Sonic must find six Chaos Emeralds to reach the Crystal Egg and save Tails. In the end, Tails was saved by the speedy blue hero.
Tails made his formal introduction in the Genesis version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which takes place chronologically earlier on Westside Island. He was played alongside Sonic and could either be controlled as a playable character with the second controller or chosen as player one. He could also be played in two-player racing games in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Tails is invincible when played as/controlled by the computer in Sonic and Tails Mode; if he were to fall off the screen or lag behind from obstacles, he simply flies right back onto the screen.
Entering the Time ParadoxEdit
Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Sonic tries to save Little Planet and Amy Rose from the evil Doctor Robotnik who wants to use the power of time control to terrorize and control the planet. By traveling through time, Sonic can destroy the robot generators to save the various zones of the planet. If the mysterious Time Stones are found, time itself is altered to reverse the evil doctor's effects on the planet. Metal Sonic was Robotnik's prized robot and Sonic's newest foe. Sonic is forced to race against him in Stardust Speedway, but was too fast and beat the robotic doppleganger.
Tails was not initially a playable character in the game, having only been reduced to mild cameo appearances as a picture and in the Tornado during the game's sound test. The likely reason for this is because it entered development with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 around the same time, so the game's design did not consider Tails in the final release. When it was decided that Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II would reference the events of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Tails was added as a playable character to further connect to it. He goes through a similar progression as Sonic's story, except he does not encounter Amy Rose or have animated cutscenes. He can also freely fly, but does not have the Super Peel-Out move. There is no gameplay mode in which Tails follows Sonic.
Sonic Chaos (1993), on the Game Gear / Master System was the second game in which the player could control Tails, and the first game in which the player could control his flight. The way the player controls Tails' flight is widely different from all future appearances of Tails. Tails flies by use of a Special Action on the ground, not by jumping and then flying while in mid-air.
Tails has multiple new abilities, which are obtained from monitors instead of already being possessed. When a Heli-Tails monitor is broken, Tails will be able to fly at supersonic speeds until the effect wears off. When a Hyper Heli-Tails monitor is broken, Tails will be able to fly at hypersonic speeds and the effect lasts longer.
The Fight for the Master EmeraldEdit
Tails returned in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, the Sonic & Knuckles expansion and the complete lock-on Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles version, which takes place soon after the 16-bit Sonic the Hedgehog 2 game. Tails made his third major appearance, this time able to pick up Sonic while he was flying. This was a big step forward for Tails; he became much better known and respected at this point for his usefulness. In this game Tails tries to stop Dr. Robotnik, as well as his and Sonic's new rival Knuckles The Echidna who was tricked by Robotnik to think that the two of them were trying to steal the Master Emerald.
In Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Tails can fly, swim, and run at high speeds. Under normal conditions Tails is still unable to channel his power with the Chaos Emeralds to become Super Tails. Tails tries to defeat Robotnik, but Knuckles constantly gets in the way by destroying paths and trying to do all he can to stop Tails and Sonic from getting to the Master Emerald. He does not appear as a playable character in the standalone Sonic & Knuckles, having been replaced with a solo Knuckles game.
Triple the TerrorEdit
Tails is a playable character in the Game Gear Game, Sonic Triple Trouble (Sonic & Tails 2 in Japan). In the game, Tails and Sonic set out to stop the evil Dr. Robotnik who has stolen the Chaos Emeralds to power his Atomic Destroyer weapon. It malfunctioned, and dispersed the Emeralds back to the planet. Robotnik found the Yellow Chaos Emerald and tricked Knuckles by informing him that Sonic and Tails would use them for evil, so Knuckles helps Robotnik by trying to stop them. While Sonic and Tails go out to find the Emeralds they are confronted by a bandit who goes by Fang, who wants to sell the valuable Emeralds for profit. Tails and Sonic have to go after Robotnik, Knuckles, and Fang.
In gameplay, Tails can fly and perform various other actions depending on the environment and objects at hand.
The Tails' SeriesEdit
Tails starred in his first solo role in Tails' Skypatrol (1995), which was a sort of puzzle game on the Game Gear. In this game Tails must defeat the evil Witchcart, who is terrorizing the island. In this game Tails is set in a permanent flying state, which is very much unlike his other appearances where he has a limited flight. Tails does have a stamina bar which when depleted will cause him to lose control of his flight.
Tails next game was Tails Adventure, which was a Metroid-esque platformer with RPG elements (Note: according to the Japanese release, the events of the latter game took place before Tails ever met Sonic). Tails Adventure was released the same year as Tails' Skypatrol. These two games gave Tails a more in-depth background story before the main Sonic the Hedgehog events occurred. In this game Tails uses items and inventions to defeat the Battle Kukku Army. During the events of the game Tails finds the Chaos Emeralds and creates various ships to find his way to the leader Great Battle Kukku 15th. The more Chaos Emeralds Tails collects, the stronger he becomes. He is also able to fly longer and faster.
Knowledge of the Special StagesEdit
Tails appears in the game Sonic 3D, where he is not playable but vital to finishing the game. In the game Tails can be found around the various levels where he will wait for Sonic. If Sonic gives Tails 50 rings, Tails will transport Sonic to a Special Stage where he can collect a Chaos Emerald. After Tails has received 50 rings and Sonic returns back to the level, Tails will not transport him back to the Special Stage again, but will instead give Sonic extra bonus points at the end of the level if Sonic continues to give him more rings.
In this game, Tails and Knuckles act exactly like the condition of the Special Stage Rings that would appear once the player had collected 50 rings and finished a level. The difference is that Tails and Knuckles are in the actual level, not at the end of a level. Tails and Knuckles also cash in rings, sort of like a bank, so players can give them 20 rings then come back later in the same level and give them 30 more. In other games you would always need 50 rings at the end of the level or you would not get into the Special Stage.
The Youngest ChampionEdit
Tails found himself in the fighting ring for the arcade game Sonic the Fighters, which was later ported to the GameCube and PlayStation 2 (excluding America) via Sonic Gems Collection. In this fighting game, he can fly into enemies, spin dash and punch rapidly. He is the fifth character the player fights in the story mode, and his stage is "Canyon Cruise", which takes place on a boat.
Tails' gameplay and attacks are very effective in many scenarios, being able to deflect projectiles and dodge high and low attacks by Flying or Spin Dashing. Some of Tails attacks have below average power but a good number of them cause devastating damage. Tails can throw enemies while flying and also steal someone's weapon, like Amy's Hammer. Some of Tails attacks are also multi-hitting like the Spin Dash, which can hit a foe 3 times or up to 5 if they are near a wall. Tails can launch himself off the walls of the fighting ring, as well as do a Wind-up Punch that sends his foe into the air.
A World Prix RunnerEdit
Tails is also a playable character in Sonic R. He has good turning and can take shortcuts with his flying ability. Tails is the most average of the starter characters with a good top speed and high acceleration. When controlled by the computer, Tails will most usually win first to third place, always beating Amy and Eggman. Tails turning skill allows him to make corners without skidding out of control, which plagues Sonic and Knuckles.
In the game, the level Radical City is most inspired for Tails and includes many Tails only shortcuts that can be accessed from his flying ability. Also if the player collects the five Sonic Tokens in this level, they will fight Tails robot doppelganger, the Tails Doll.
Time To ShineEdit
In Sonic Adventure, Tails was one of the six playable characters. His gameplay was standard platforming stages; the goal of each stage was to destroy the capsule or get to the Chaos Emerald before Sonic or Dr. Eggman.
Tails starts out flying in a prototype bi-plane, the prototype of the Blue Tornado, when he starts analyzing his progress. All of a sudden the engine spews smoke and goes out of control and Tails crashes at the end of the beach in Emerald Coast.
As Tails is waking up from his unconsciousness he notices that Sonic is there, having seen him crash, the two quickly run back to Station Square and talk at the pool. Sonic questions how Tails could crash because he's an excellent pilot, so Tails responds that he was testing a plane that could use a Chaos Emerald as a power supply.
Sonic says in the meantime Tails can use his Tornado, so the two set out for Tails' Workshop in the Mystic Ruins, unknowing that Eggman was waiting for them. A confrontation between the three start so Tails fights Eggman in his Egg Hornet. Once defeated, Eggman sneak-attacks and steals the Emerald, gives it to Chaos and leaves in a flash of pink light.
Tails and Sonic then set out for the other Emeralds so Chaos cannot transform. They go to Windy Valley and have a race to the finish, Tails wins and they then race again at Casinopolis, where Tails wins the race again. Feeling pretty good on their luck, Tails and Sonic leave the Casino but are ambushed by Eggman with Sleeping Gas.
Once they wake up, Sonic notes that they only dropped one Emerald and the other one is still safe. Tails finds the Ice Key and opens up a passageway to Ice Cap, where they race again but this time the two snowboard to the finish. Tails finds the Emerald first, but it is in vain as Eggman had tricked Knuckles yet again into thinking that Tails and Sonic were trying to steal the Master Emerald. Knuckles attacks them and tells Tails vaguely to give him the Emeralds; Tails thinking that Knuckles means the Chaos Emeralds, refuses and the two enter another grudge match. Knuckles decides to ram Tails head on, Tails also goes in for the attack, which causes them to collide and being evenly matched, causing the Chaos Emeralds to get knocked out in the process.
Eggman who was hiding in the pool below quickly picks up the Emeralds and "feeds" them to Chaos. Realizing his mistakes, Knuckles apologizes and cheers Tails on for his fight against Chaos 4. Tails emerges victorious, but Eggman had anticipated this and calls on the Egg Carrier. Tails and Sonic then head to the Tornado. In the fight against the Egg Carrier, Eggman shoots the unsuspecting duo with a laser cannon, which knocks the wing clean off the side of the plane.
Tails presumably jumps off the plane as he wakes up in the Mystic Ruins without the plane anywhere in sight. While in the jungle, Tails finds the red Emerald and uses it to power the new Tornado 2, which has the ability to transform. Tails then destroys the cannon that had shot them down on their first attempt to board, and they proceed to land but crash since there is no landing gear in that mode. Tails and Sonic try to go to the bridge of the ship, but Eggman transforms the ship, preventing any access except from the Sky Deck.
Without any other option they go through the Sky Deck, they race to the end. Once they find Amy Rose, Eggman sends E-102 Gamma up against Sonic. From the grueling battle between the two, the Egg Carrier suffered extreme damage and was starting to lose altitude. Sonic tells Tails to take Amy back to Station Square, which he does, but waits to make sure that Gamma is able to get off safely as well.
Once Tails takes Amy to Station Square, he ponders on what happened to Sonic as it has been a while from flying back off the Egg Carrier. After Eggman had been defeated by Sonic with the Egg Viper in Final Egg, he crash lands in Station Square near Tails. Eggman exclaims that he will not give up even after he and Chaos had been defeated, so he calls on a giant missile to fall upon the city, but it was a dud. In outrage, Eggman goes to rearm the missile unknowing that Tails was following behind proceeding to the missile.
This game shows that Tails is maturing into his own person and becoming more independent, as he says he cannot rely on Sonic forever.
Gathering the PrecioustonesEdit
Tails is a playable character in the party game Sonic Shuffle. In the game, Tails, Sonic, Knuckles, and Amy were all running around the city with each other until they saw two cards fly in front of them. The cards then mesh together inside a portal and the gang runs into it, they then start flying through the Dream World, MaginaryWorld, where they envision pictures of their own favorite dreams. As they are flying through the world of dreams, they approach a giant temple, the Temple of Light, which is where the Precioustone is located. When they get inside, gravity occupies the space, and they land on the floor. Tails, along with Sonic, Amy and Knuckles work together to stop Void who had shattered the Precioustone into many pieces and to bring Illumina back after they had been told by Lumina that she had disappeared after the shattering of the Precioustone.
Who are the Good Guys?Edit
Tails is playable in Sonic Adventure 2 and its remake, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. He is featured in third-person shooting segments, seated in his Cyclone. The Cyclone is one of the transformed states of Tails' even newer plane, the Tornado 3. In this game, Tails, along with Sonic, Knuckles, and Amy are all seen as evil. The United Federation's government forces, G.U.N. has deployed countless amounts of their robots to capture and imprison them.
Tails' story starts out with him flying to Prison Island after watching a news broadcast in disbelief reporting Sonic stole a Chaos Emerald, then sees Amy on a nearby military barge being chased by Eggman. Tails confronts Eggman and rescues Amy and takes her to safety. Tails later tags along with Sonic after the explosion of Prison Island and suspects an usual radio frequency in the President's Limo. Tails, leaving Amy with Knuckles, tries to locate the Limo in the Tornado 3. There, he watches a video call from Eggman via the Space Colony ARK. Tails then creates a fake Chaos Emerald which is a weaker Chaos Emerald and uses it to destroy the Eclipse Cannon, but only to realize that Amy was held captive by Eggman and was threatened to be killed. Sonic, who was called by Tails, uses his fake Chaos Emerald to trick Eggman into giving away an actual Chaos Emerald. However Eggman suspected their plan, captured Sonic as well as tricked Tails into confirming that the Emerald Sonic had was a fake, and attempted to kill him in space. With Sonic's encouraging last words, Tails was determined to take care of Amy and confront Eggman, avenging Sonic's apparent 'death'. After the confrontation, he was relieved with good news by Knuckles that Sonic had survived. However, his excitement distracted him from preventing Eggman from stealing the actual Chaos Emerald.
In the end of the game, Tails acknowledges the team-work done by him and the rest of the friends and celebrates their victory, thus heading back home. He also has unlockable skins for his machine in 2-Player Mode, one of which appeared to be an upgraded version of the original Tornado.
Advancing With the CrewEdit
In Sonic Advance, Tails performs much like he does in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, but also has numerous abilities present in games like Sonic Adventure. Doctor Eggman has once again terrorized the world, so Tails sets out to stop him. On the way Eggman tries to use advanced robots and machines but to no avail, Tails rises victorious and saves the planet.
In Sonic Advance 2, Tails performs almost identical to how he does in Sonic Advance, but he can run at even faster speeds, breaking the sound barrier with a sonic boom, initiating Boost Mode. Eggman diabolically captured all of Sonic's friends, including Tails, but was ultimately stopped. Once he was freed at Music Plant, Tails set out to stop Eggman and saved the planet once again.
In Sonic Advance 3, Tails has a multitude of abilities that he can use depending on which partner he is with. With Sonic, Tails can use the Tail Swipe and fly. Tails is the only starter character, next to Sonic, and must save his other friends to unlock them later on. The world has been split into 7 pieces, Tails and Sonic therefore need to set out to put them all back together. As they go from one piece to the next, they finally arrive back on Angel Island where the final confrontation takes place at the Master Emerald Altar.
A Hero with the HeroesEdit
Tails appeared as the fly-type character of Team Sonic in Sonic Heroes. In the game Tails, alongside Sonic and Knuckles, chased Dr. Eggman throughout the world in an attempt to prevent him from using his new "super weapon".
Tails' specialties and abilities are long range attacking, high attack power of 6 when he is Level 3, ring collecting, paralyzation, and simultaneous defensive and offensive positions during flight. Due to his Flying Ability, Tails is the number one saver on the team. If the team were to fall off the stage in Flight Formation, Tails will be able to fly the team back to safety. Arguably, Tails is best for use while grinding on Rails, as if the team were to accidentally jump off, Tails can fly them back on.
Tails and Knuckles come to Sonic to deliver a message from Eggman that reveals his new super weapon. Sonic tells them that its time to party, so Tails and Knuckles jump out of the Tornado 2, which is presumed to be on autopilot as it is not seen again. As they go through the world to find Eggman, they get ambushed by him multiple times as well as get ambushed by the other teams, Team Rose and Team Dark. Halfway through Team Sonic's story, Tails begins to suspect that it's not Eggman who is terrorizing the world and first noticed this after Team Sonic defeated the Egg Albatross. While Sonic and Knuckles rushed toward Frog Forest, Tails took one last glance at the fake Eggman before saying "It's not an Eggman Robot" when the Eggman impostor dissolved into liquid. They keep on going till they get to the Final Fortress.
When they arrived at the Final Fortress they met with Team Dark, Team Chaotix & Team Rose and found out that Metal Sonic was the real mastermind behind the plot, and had locked the real Eggman in a cell and impersonated him all the time to become the most powerful being. The other teams gave their Chaos Emeralds to them and distracted Metal Sonic, who had transformed into Metal Madness, to buy some time while Team Sonic use the Chaos Emeralds to turn Sonic into Super Sonic, also resulting in Tails and Knuckles gaining Super Shields, which gave them the powers similar to their respective Super States, Super Tails and Super Knuckles. Then they set off to the skies to fight against Metal Sonic, who was in his ultimate form: Metal Overlord. After his defeat, Tails was last seen running after Sonic to their next big adventure.
This is the first game where Tails can use the Homing Attack, and the Jump Dash. Tails is also able to fly forever indefinitely if the player does not move around, depleting the Flight Gauge. Tails also in his "Super" Form against Metal Overload, performed the Light Speed Attack.
Help Wanted: Fight for EarthEdit
In Shadow the Hedgehog, which takes place between Sonic Heroes and Sonic Battle, Tails helps Shadow out in the Circus Park. In exchange, the player can choose to help him recover 400 of the rings stolen by Eggman. Tails gives out helpful hints on the carnival styled games and events that take place throughout the Park. Tails will also help you to destroy the Eggman Robots that are located inside the Park. In the Air Fleet, the player can choose to help exterminate 35 Black Arms in order to protect the President. Tails will sometimes talk to Shadow about the scary events that could take place in the event of the President's demise. Tails also foreshadows the apocalyptic events of the night as the sun is setting.
He can be played as using the second controller in the GameCube and PS2 versions. Tails is unable to fly and uses the Jump Dash instead. He can attack by hitting enemies with his tails. Tails has a slightly higher knowledge of the surroundings and events taking place during the game than most of the others. Tails also forewarns of any apocalyptic events that will most likely take place at nighttime, one quote is "I usually love to watch the sunset, but I'm pretty worried about the night today".
The most unique thing about Tails is that his Tail Attack hits multiple times and can defeat the high health G.U.N Battle Robot with just one attack. This is something none of the other allies can do, making Tails' Tail Attack the strongest ally attack in the game.
A Genius In BattleEdit
Tails is a playable character in Sonic Battle for the Game Boy Advance, which occurs between Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Advance 3. His story was second in the main mode. Tails and Sonic have taken in their newly found robot friend, Emerl.
During the events of the various stories inside the game, Tails and Sonic give control of Emerl to the others like Knuckles, Rouge, Amy, Cream, and Shadow, but keep a firm watch over him. Tails' main concern is to find out what all of Emerl's messages mean and what he truly is. After Emerl has absorbed a couple Chaos Emeralds and gained sentience, Tails and Sonic started to train him to protect himself and his friends.
During his research, he was stopped by Shadow and willingly confronted him. He was rewarded by Rouge to use a pass in order to enter the laboratory. He later on teams with Sonic and Knuckles to stop Rouge from using Emerl for theft and accidentally gave Amy a misunderstanding about Emerl being Sonic's son.
When Eggman launches his Death Egg threatening to destroy the planet, Tails builds a transporter and transports Emerl up to Eggman. When Emerl goes out of control, Tails gives moral support to Sonic during the fight and sends him up to stop Emerl. Once Emerl is destroyed, Tails and Sonic mourn the loss of their friend but wonder if they will ever see him again.
2 Heroes, 2 Worlds, 2 Eggmen, 2 SidekicksEdit
Sonic Rush on the Nintendo DS featured Tails as a non-playable but major story character. During the story of game, Tails and Sonic set out to stop, at first Eggman and eventually Eggman Nega from destroying the world. They both see Blaze the Cat, who was transported along with Eggman Nega, from a different dimension. After careful planning they decide that they need to try to find the Chaos Emeralds, stop Eggman Nega, and discover and help Blaze the Cat, all at the same time. While Tails is not playable in the game, he gives out helpful hints throughout the levels and gives moral support to Sonic during boss fights.
Tails and Sonic were flying in the Tornado until they got teleported to Blaze's Dimension. While there, Tails is a very vital story character. Tails builds 5 different water vehicles to transport to the various islands around the planet. Tails also gives Sonic helpful tips and advice to stop the two Eggman's and their Pirate Robots, Captain Whisker and Johnny.
The Ultimate Extreme Gear SpecialistEdit
In Sonic Riders, Tails is a playable character, and one of the main characters of the game. In the game, Tails built his board, the Yellow Tail, Sonic's board, the Blue Star, and Knuckles' board, the Red Rock.
Tails, Sonic, and Knuckles are searching for the Chaos Emerald in Metal City, when Tails gets a signal that its moving. They look at a building to see that the thieves, had just broken out of a window, riding Extreme Gear. They quickly run and cut them off, knocking Storm off his board. Tails looks at the symbol and realizes that they are the Babylon Rogues from the ancient Babylon Garden.
The next day they see an announcement from Eggman, stating that anyone who brings him a Chaos Emerald, could enter in the Ex World Grand Prix, shortly after he shows pictures of the Rogues. Tails, Sonic, and Knuckles quickly find three Emeralds, and also enter as well, soon after finding out that Amy had found the seventh Emerald and also signed up. While talking to Amy, Wave interrupts and puts a bomb on the bottom of Sonic's board.
She quickly comments that Tails' boards are pieces of junk, to which everyone gets infuriated, especially Knuckles and Amy. Sonic and Tails are deeply upset but quickly become infuriated as well, causing Tails to completely demolish Wave in the upcoming race. After winning, Tails decides to take a breather after putting Wave in her place, and decides to go with Sonic to practice. After Jet mocks Sonic's skills, Tails gets infuriated again and tells Sonic that he will unlock the power of the Extreme Gear for them. During the race in Sand Ruins, Wave blows up Sonic's gear and he loses. When Jet collects his prize, Babylon Garden rises and the Rogues set out to find the ancient treasure, not realizing Eggman was already one step ahead of them.
Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles set out on the Tornado 2 and fly up to Babylon Garden following Eggman. When Sonic goes to confront Eggman, Tails tells Sonic to wait and gives him the newly built Blue Star II, which utilized the unlocked power Tails had spoken of. When Sonic went down Jet challenged him to find Eggman first, meanwhile Tails and Knuckles land and are confronted by Wave and Storm. Sonic wins his race, and Tails and Knuckles successfully get away from the hoard of E-10000 robots who had followed them. After all the confusion, Eggman holds up Amy and threatens Sonic, but Sonic creates a tornado that sucks up Eggman and accidentally Amy as well. Sonic and Tails talk and decide it's time to go home until Amy says "Sooonnnic, how could you just fly into Eggman knowing I was there." Sonic's uneasy response is "Oh, well, I thought it would be okay with you an..." Amy then looks at Sonic extremely mad and chases him around whacking him with her Hammer. Sonic then tries to circle around Tails and Knuckles who start laughing.
Tails rides a board called the "Yellow Tail". When racing, he has the best cornering of all characters, and fights with a giant electrical plug.
Tails is also playable in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. In this game, Tails rebuilds his board (as well as Sonic's and Knuckles' boards) with morphing alloys, allowing them to transform into different shapes and use different abilities with Gear Change.
Tails finds an Ark of the Cosmos and takes Sonic and Knuckles to Megalo Station, where they are confronted by MeteoTech Robots. After getting away, they find Amy, who also found an Ark of the Cosmos. According to Amy, this Ark was "the source of all her troubles". Tails then finds a way out of the Botanical Kingdom, while Knuckles fights through MeteoTech Premises.
They find Eggman, who tells them about the malfunctioning Security Robots. Tails tells Eggman that if the robots did not go out of control, he would have eventually used them to take over the world. Eggman disregards this and tells them what they need to do. Tails explores the Aquatic Capital to find Amy after realizing that she is gone. After finding Amy, she tells him that Storm took her Ark of the Cosmos and the robots. She goes on to speak about the Gigan Rocks. Being a treasure hunter, Knuckles knows of these Rocks.
Tails reads about a world-destroying trap in Babylon Garden that ties in with the aftermath of the Arks of the Cosmos. The heroes set out for the Crimson Crater, the main computer network of MeteoTech. They find Eggman, but SCR-HD steals the Arks of the Cosmos and creates a Black Hole within Babylon Garden. Tails tells Sonic that the only way to stop SCR-HD and the Black Hole is to enter and destroy the robot. SCR-HD transforms into the massive Master Core: ABIS, but is still destroyed. Consequently, things go back to normal as Tails and Amy talk about the people of Babylon, who are probably upset that they cannot go back home. Tails consoles Amy by saying "Maybe someday they can get back home".
Tails rides his newly rebuilt "Yellow Tail" which can transform into an Air Ride Gear, thanks to its morphing alloy metal. Once again, Tails has the best cornering of all characters when racing, and fights with an Electric Plug while flying at speeds excess of 250 miles per hour.
A Free Flying FoxEdit
Tails is also playable in Sonic Free Riders. In this game Tails, Sonic and Knuckles sign up for the 2nd Ex World Grand Prix, but instead of being interested in the money prize like everyone else, they just want to win. Tails also scolds Rouge and Shadow for being so careless about E-10000B who was malfunctioning.
Tails rides the even higher tech, newly rebuilt "Yellow Tail" which can accept any gear part, allowing it to grind, air ride, give Tails Power Punches, super boost, and multiple other abilities. When he gets his Special, Tails takes out his electrical plug and swings it around shocking anyone in a 10 foot radius. In gameplay, Tails has the highest cornering of all characters again as well as the second highest top speed.
A Next Generation SupporterEdit
In the Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Tails is a playable character. He and Knuckles are amigo characters for Sonic. Tails is notable for being quite a bit slower then in previous games, ironically he moves faster in the Team Attack mode downloadable add-on then in the regular gameplay.
In the game, Tails is the second character played as, and plays a major part in Sonic's story. In the game, Tails and Sonic try to protect the Princess of Soleanna, Elise, who is an open target for Eggman because she holds the secret of the Flames of Disaster. Throughout the story, Tails and Sonic stay together and fight off a multitude of Eggman's robots that are deployed throughout the game. Tails goes on ahead of Sonic to destroy the robots like in Dusty Desert so Elise would be safe. By destroying and keeping the robots away, Tails was able to make a path for Sonic to get away. Tails helps Sonic to get through the White Acropolis, where Eggman's base is, as well as find Knuckles to aid in the search for Elise. While Sonic is gone, Tails hears a threatening announcement from Eggman, so a Maid in Waiting begs Tails to save her. Tails follows the Egg Carrier through Wave Ocean, and finds the rendezvous point for Eggman's escape. Tails then tells Sonic who had just returned, and they set out for Kingdom Valley. Tails then helps Sonic by destroying the internal defenses in the Aquatic Base. Tails also comes up with the plan to save Sonic after he had been killed by Mephiles. Tails goes through the Crisis City in End of the World, and finds the Yellow Chaos Emerald.
During gameplay, Tails attacks using Dummy Ring Bombs in this game instead of his twin tails. He has three forms of attack using the Dummy Ring Bombs, these are Dummy Ring Bomb, Dummy Rings Snipe, and Dummy Ring Blitz.
For Every attack, Tails throws a 10 Ring Item Box that when it comes in contact with something, explodes and releases 10 Dummy Rings that destroy anything they touch.
- The Dummy Ring Bomb Attack- Tails throws the Item Box a about 10 feet in front of him. If the move is used near an enemy it will automatically be thrown at them.
- The Dummy Ring Snipe- Tails switches to a first-person view which the player then uses to aim the attack. The Item Box hits can be thrown more than 500 feet away and has deadly accuracy.
- The Dummy Ring Blitz- While Flying, Tails will drop an Item Box. It can be used an unlimited amount of times and be used in less then 1 second apart from each use.
A Crazy Card CatastropheEdit
In Sonic Rivals, Tails appears in Sonic's storyline as a cameo appearance. When both he and Sonic head over to the mysterious Onyx Island, they discover that Amy has been turned into a card by Dr. Eggman himself with a special camera. When Sonic doubts Dr. Eggman, Sonic gets a front-row seat to see Tails get turned into a card himself. Sonic sets off to rescue the two as other rivals, Knuckles the Echidna, Silver the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Metal Sonic get into the mix as they all head on a search for Eggman. Tails is rescued by Sonic after defeating the boss in Crystal Mountain Zone and helps Sonic and Knuckles get into outer space. Tails also appears as three collectible cards in the game.
Now To Really Help SonicEdit
Tails is a playable character in Sonic Rivals 2. In the game, Tails and Sonic set out to find the mystery of the missing Chao, while fighting off Eggman and their rivals at the same time. Tails and Sonic meet at Blue Coast, and talk about finding the Chao. While there they see Knuckles and Rouge, Tails goes to talk to Rouge who asks where Eggman is. When Tails tells her his whereabouts, he realizes he cannot let her beat him to Eggman. Tails races, then battles, then races Rouge again to find Eggman first. Once they find Eggman, Tails and Rouge have a contest to beat him first, and Tails wins.
After beating Eggman, Tails finds Sonic who had been dealing with Knuckles, the two then decide to go to the Sunset Forest Zone. While there, they split up to look for the Chao. Espio, under camouflage, spies on Tails but Tails is being really observant and notices Espio. Espio asks Tails what he was doing so Tails said him and Sonic were looking for the Chao. Espio asks if he has any leads but Tails says he has to go find Sonic and runs off, but Espio does not give up and follows him. Tails ran off into a deeper part of the forest but noticed Espio was following him so Tails stopped to battle Espio. After Tails won the battle, Eggman showed up so Espio dared Tails to prove who was better. Tails once again showed Espio up by defeating Eggman, meanwhile Sonic was fighting against Silver who was also looking for the Chao.
Tails meets up with Sonic, after they had dealt with Espio and Silver, and they decide to follow Eggman to the Neon Palace. When they get to the Neon Palace, they bump into Shadow who was with Metal Sonic. Sonic tells Tails to follow Metal Sonic and the two split up again. Tails follows Metal Sonic to a point inside the Palace where the two then fight each other. Tails stops Metal Sonic by beating him in the fight, but is slightly surprised when Metal Sonic challenges him to fight Eggman. Tails uses the various Bingo elements of Eggman's machine to defeat Eggman, and stops Metal Sonic, meanwhile Sonic and Shadow had been clashing with each other because Sonic did not trust Shadow's intentions.
After Tails and Sonic had defeated the two other hedgehogs, they decide to follow Eggman to the Frontier Canyon Zone. At the Frontier Canyon, they meet up with Knuckles and Rouge again, but instead of fighting them, they all decide to work together. Knuckles and Rouge needed help to find the Master Emerald, and Sonic and Tails needed help finding Eggman, so they set out to find rings to fix a detector that Rouge had. Once they found Eggman, they fought him and followed him to the Mystic Haunt Zone. Inside of the Mystic Haunt, Sonic and Tails split up to cover a larger area faster. While searching, Tails feels the presence of something. This something began to materialize and revealed itself as a ghost version of Tails. Tails decides he can outrun this "Tails Ghost", but it follows him. Tails looks back and the ghost changes into a ghost version of Sonic. Tails then fights the "Sonic Ghost", and runs off to find Sonic. The two meet up and go into a chamber to find a strange acting Eggman, but Sonic realizes that "Our Ghosts are following us", soon after the "Sonic and Tails Ghosts" appear. The strange Eggman reveals himself to be Eggman Nega and challenges Tails, but the "Tails Ghost" goes in on the challenge and fights Nega as well.
After the fight Sonic and Tails talk to each other, they then briefly split up to look for the Chao but hear an explosion. Sonic tells Tails to continue looking but is soon taken over by the Ifrit's mind control. Tails follows Sonic to the Ifrit and challenges his best friend to a duel. Tails takes advantage of the situation and attacks the unsuspecting Ifrit, ultimately destroying it. Tails quickly carries Sonic out of the Ifrit's dimension before the door seals, and the two are saved. Tails wakes Sonic up who is grateful for Tails saving him. The two find the missing Chao and proceed to go back home.
Save the world now, be Sonic's sidekick laterEdit
In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Tails calls on Sonic to inform him of numerous going-ons, thus starting the adventure. He joins Sonic's party upon their entrance to Central City, and is the third party member to join (after Amy). When the group arrives at Metropolis, Tails and Sonic decide to split up into two Teams, one led by Sonic the other led by Tails. Tails team would destroy the robots in Metropolis as well as the Maruaders on Angel Island, while Sonic's team would go on a battleship to make their way to Angel Island and protect the Master Emerald. Later on upon reaching the Overmind at Voxai Colony Alpha, Tails is overcome by fear wanting to turn back due to the Overminds influence. He is of the Support Class, meaning that he has a lot of skills that help keep his party members alive, or help them in their assaults, such as 'Scan'. He can fly on the map, allowing him to get to places only a select few can reach. At specific times, he reminds the player to save the game. If the player continues to agree with that idea, Tails keeps reminding, but if the player tells Tails to stop reminding them, he does exactly that.
In the game, when the player is in charge of Tails' Team, the player can control what Tails will say to his teammates just like how they could with Sonic. This makes Tails and Sonic be the only characters in the game who can do this. Tails also has many varieties of comments that he can say. The player can choose to be kind to Eggman, be snarky, be disapproving, be caring, be supportive, and also just be talkative. Depending on who is on the Team, Tails can also change his attitude, although he will still be generally nice. Sometimes if Rouge makes a comment, Tails can be chosen to say something to either make her happy, or to just get her to stop talking because "Rouge, it is not helping if you're just complaining".
Befriending a BeastEdit
In Sonic Unleashed, Tails is the only person who could automatically identify Sonic after he changed into his werehog form (even though Amy met Sonic as the Werehog, she was not able to identify him until talking with Professor Pickle). Tails and the Professor appear to be good friends and share common interests. In this game, Tails flies Sonic and Chip around the world to each location in order to help repair it. He still does even after the player completes the game and the world is restored. Despite being there when the player flies to different continents, Tails is never seen in the cutscenes or when Sonic is asking around a new neighborhood. It is not explained where Tails goes during Sonic's time in the villages.
Free As Many Wisps As Possible!Edit
Tails has a major, non-playable role in Sonic Colors. He found Yacker in Tropical Resort and decided to reconfigure his Miles Electric into a translator to comprehend his language, however the device was not very accurate but Tails had a good enough Intel to get it right. He is usually there in the cutscenes to tell Sonic the new information Yacker has given him about Eggman's scheme. In one of the cutscenes, he is mind-controlled by the negative energy Eggman created out of Hyper-go-on power. Sonic tries to get him back to his senses, but fails to. Eggman orders Tails to fight Sonic, but Sonic holds back as he does not want to fight his best friend. Right as Tails is about to attack him, the machine runs out of energy and he comes back to his senses.
Near the end of the game, when Sonic and Tails are about to enter the elevator to go back home, they are stopped by Eggman. Tails, being afraid, says that he is not as confident as Sonic to beat Eggman, and is pushed by Sonic in the elevator for safety. When Sonic beats Eggman, the Wisps take Sonic's body back to the planet while he's unconscious. Not knowing that he had fainted after the battle, Tails tells Sonic that he's impressed that he was able to defeat Eggman and save the world. Yacker then comes to thank them for helping, but says that he has to get back to his own planet. Tails was saddened by this, but understood and gave Yacker a high-five before he left.
Four Tails, Three Eras, Two Sonics, One Epic AdventureEdit
Tails and his Classic self appear in Sonic Generations. Classic Tails speaks on behalf of Classic Sonic since he does not talk. Tails and the others celebrate Sonic's birthday party where he gives Sonic a chili dog as a birthday present.
Tails was the last to be captured by the Time Eater and ends up in Green Hill. After Sonic rescues and reunites with Tails, they begin wondering where they are. Apparently, Tails has never been to Green Hill since he first appeared in Sonic 2. Eventually, Sonic and Tails meet their Classic selves and decide to team up to save their friends and fix the timeline. During their journey, they also collect the Chaos Emeralds which brings them closer to the Time Eater. When the four finally confront the Time Eater, they learn that it was just a machine piloted by Dr. Eggman and his Classic self. Both Tails and everyone else encourage both Sonics as they both became Super Sonic and fight the two Eggmen. After the battle, everyone (including Classic Sonic and Tails) return to the right time and continue celebrating. Tails is seen talking to Classic Tails, with his classic self saying 'He collects how many? Wow. Where does somebody put all those rings?' This shows that Tails was telling Classic Tails about Modern Sonic.
Classic Tails appears in a Chemical Plant mission where he goes into Sonic and Tails mode just like in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog 3. He helps Classic Sonic by carrying him over dangerous obstacles. He is also unlike the other ally characters in the game as you take control of Tails and he can also get hurt and collect rings. while Modern Tails appears in a Green Hill mission where Modern Sonic races Tails in the Tornado.
Back To Basics Times TwoEdit
Tails is a playable character in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, taking place sometime before Sonic Adventure. Tails is taking his next big step as the first character besides Sonic to be fully playable in a main-series game since Sonic 2006. Tails is going alongside Sonic on their next adventure against Metal Sonic and Dr. Eggman as well. In this game Tails is again able to lift Sonic while flying, run at high speeds, swim, and go in Sonic and Tails mode to help against enemies and bosses. Tails gets multiple new abilities including a new dash, and the Rolling Combo with Sonic where the two of them spin together into enemies. He can once again fly, but cannot use the Homing Attack/Jump Dash. He also flies his Tornado plane with Sonic on the front in the 1st & Boss act of Sky Fortress Zone, much like in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
The Achievement, "I Love Tails", was devoted specifically for Tails, being rewarded after playing as him over 50 times.
Tails will appear in Sonic Lost World.
Other Game AppearancesEdit
Drifting Tails, The Flying Kart RacerEdit
Tails is a playable character in the game Sonic Drift, where he races along fellow friends Sonic the Hedgehog and Amy Rose, and arch-enemy Dr. Eggman. In the game, Tails is racing in the Chaos Grand Prix and is the most balanced of the four racers. Tails' special ability is the ability to "Jump", literally fly his kart into the air, for about three seconds where he gains temporary "invincibility" to his surroundings and objects, he is also unaffected by terrain while doing this so if the player has gone off the course, its best to maneuver back over to the track.
Tails is also playable in the sequel Sonic Drift 2, where he is racing in the Second Chaos Grand Prix. Tails is once again the most balanced of all the racers. Tails' special ability is still the ability to "Jump", literally fly his kart into the air, but for about five seconds instead of three like in the original.
A Chaotix Fly-ByEdit
Sonic and Tails were originally playable in this game, or at least planned to be as the very first prototype or precursor for the concept of the game (Sonic Crackers). When the game was made to be Knuckles' Chaotix, early prototypes of the game featured Sonic and Tails as playable characters. Over time, Tails' data was coded into a sprite of a glitchy white Knuckles recolor dubbed Wechnia by fans. "Wechnia" was able to fly with the data of Tails, and eventually was changed to a more unique attack style but was deemed a failure and was never finished. Eventually, Sonic's data was created into Mighty the Armadillo, who performed near identical to how Sonic had and most simply put, was appearance wise a recolored clone of Sonic's sprites without spikes.
As a Skillful AthleteEdit
In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Tails is one of the 16 playable characters (8 being from Sonic's universe) as a Skill-type character. He also appears in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games as one of the now 20 playable characters (10 from the Sonic Universe with the addition of Metal Sonic and Silver) and has the highest jumping stats. He is still a Skill type character. Tails' signature moves for the game are Tailspin for the Wii version and Propeller Dash for the DS version. Tails is also playable in Mario and Sonic at the 2012 London Games, in this game he is, as usual, one of the faster Sonic characters. On the Official Olympic Games website all character descriptions depict what each character excels at. Tails' description depicts his high-Skill based abilities that will make him formidable in a wide range of events. It also states that his high acceleration and speed will make him tough to beat in many races.
Super Smash Bros. CameoEdit
A True SEGA Racer!Edit
In Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Tails appears as a playable character. In this game he created both his and Sonic's race cars, the Tornado Racer and the Speed Star. His All-Star move is Tails Tornado. This move creates a tornado that sucks up other racers and items that get in his way.
The Tornado Racer was built as a land based version of the Tornado capable of making fast turns with its short wing span. It was built with parts found after an attempted invasion by Dr. Eggman.
The Tornado Racer's engine output most likely was limited on purpose by Tails as if it were faster it would fly like a normal plane. The Tornado Racer has enough speed to hover over the ground, so its power was limited just enough, also if it gets launched off of a hill, it has a very slow descent suggesting its capabilities of flight. Also during Tails' Tornado, the Tornado Racer flies in the air with the tornado that the move creates.
Soaring through Land, Sea, and AirEdit
In Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Tails is a Playable character. With the games new form of gameplay with transforming vehicles, Tails no longer rides the mini bi-plane Tornado Racer, he instead rides a Formula-1 race car that appears to be a modified version of his MTP-01 Whirlwind from Sonic Drift (a possible reference to said game). When going over land the Formula-1 racer remains in its normal state, when going across water it turns into a speedboat. Its flying form has wings that have fins that stick out on the top and bottom and a small, yet powerful jet engine and what appears to be a spoiler.
An Arabian Look-alike?Edit
- Main article: Ali Baba
In Sonic and the Secret Rings, Tails is a playable character in Party Mode, but during the main story he acts as a guide, with his likeness used for Ali Baba in place of Tails himself. Sonic mistakes him for the actual Tails, but Ali Baba does not know what he's talking about.
The Ali Baba that is represented in this story is exactly like Tails, in the fact that he knows how to fly using his two tails as shown in a cutscene. He also has a personality like Tails as they are very kind and enjoy helping their friends. Ali Baba also went on numerous adventures with Sonic along with Sinbad (Knuckles' Counterpart) before Sonic was transported out of the book, this is exactly like the friendship of Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles back at home. In Multiplayer, normal Tails is a playable character along with Sonic, Knuckles, Amy, Cream, Silver, Shadow, and Blaze.
A Blacksmith In A Knight's WorldEdit
- Main article: Blacksmith
In Sonic and the Black Knight, he is portrayed as a blacksmith that Sonic goes to have Caliburn sharpened. He is playable in mutliplayer mode. In multi-player mode he uses a slingshot as his weapon. He is amazed at Caliburn's details and the fact that Caliburn can talk. Once he resharpens Caliburn, Sonic gains the use of the Soul Gauge. Sonic can then return to him before missions to equip items, check his stats and forge new weapons for the other Knights of the Round Table.
Like Tails Arabian Nights counterpart Ali Baba, the Blacksmith counterpart is exactly like Tails, in the fact that he knows how to fly with his two tails as shown in Multiplayer Mode. He also has a personality like Tails as he enjoys helping his friends and is very kind. Unlike in Sonic and the Secret Rings, normal Tails is not playable in Multiplayer Mode, his Blacksmith counterpart is playable instead.
It has been confirmed that in the unreleased Sonic X-treme, which was in development for the Sega Saturn platform, Tails would have appeared, playing in a first person flight mode. Sonic CD contains Tails in the form of a piece of artwork that features him standing next to a race car that has MILES on the license plate with the caption "SEE YOU NEXT GAME" above the car - a possible reference to Sonic Drift for the Game Gear, which was released the following year. He can also be spotted in the game's sound test, hovering around Little Planet in the Tornado. He was added as a playable character in the December 2011 re-release of Sonic CD, as well as the May 2013 re-release of the original Sonic the Hedgehog. In the latter, he can also follow Sonic around, despite the fact the two have canonically not met at this point. He is confirmed to appear in the upcoming Sonic Lost World and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
PersonalityEditTails is portrayed as a very kind, sweet-natured and loyal young fox with a positive attitude and always willing to help out whenever he can. He was very shy when he first met Sonic the Hedgehog, but gradually opened up and became Sonic's best friend.
Initially timid when he had first met Sonic, Tails has slowly opened up and become more outgoing over the years, though he still remains reasonably shy from time to time. This trait may be due to the fact that he was a victim of bullying or teasing because of his two special tails before he started hanging out with Sonic. Tails is not one to grab the spotlight for himself, nor does he seek it, and is instead ready to always help others when the time is needed.
One of Tails' most defining traits, is his love for mechanics. He is shown to be extremely talented when it comes to building or tinkering with machines, his skills rivaling that of Dr. Eggman, and he find himself most at home in his workshop, where he is working on his next mechanical creation. Despite his great skills, however, Tails very is humble about his abilities never giving many thoughts about his skills. Though this attitude is a testament to Tails' kind nature, it has also, however, kept Tails from reaching his true potential as a mechanic so far.
During their earlier adventures together, Tails always looked up to Sonic, idolizing the blue hedgehog and strove to become just like him, trying to replicate the mannerisms of Sonic that he found admirable. During his earlier adventures with Sonic, Tails always served as Sonic's sidekick, while Sonic took charge, and the young fox was content with that as he was happy to just hang out with his hero, while trying to impress him. As Tails grew as a person and became more independent, he still remain as loyal and close to Sonic as ever and still looks up to him, but his esteem about Sonic's heroics seems to have dwindled, seeing as he these days cares more about inventing then Sonic's heroic deeds.During his early days, Tails often lacked self-confidence and courage, possibly due to his bullied past. After meeting and befriending Sonic, however, Tails gained a new inner strength and became more confident in his abilities and actions, as the support from Sonic gave Tails the belief he needed to achieve his goals. While not intended, however, this status quo, created from Sonic's authority over Tails, put a mental stranglehold on the young fox that made him dependent on Sonic. As a result, Tails often ended up lacking directions and confidence whenever he was on his own.
A turning point for Tails eventually came in Sonic Adventure. When Station Square was in danger of being destroyed by Dr. Eggman, Tails was the only one who could stop the doctor. As Sonic was nowhere to be found, Tails realized that he could not depend on Sonic forever and had to try to save the day on his own. After saving Station Square, Tails realized that he was able to be independent and support himself without Sonic's help, and that all he needed was determination and trust in himself. Since then, Tails has become more independent, self-confident, motivated, and is able to find the strength to be brave and attempt difficult things where he needed Sonic before, and as well becoming a real hero when needed to be.
Regardless of his development, Tails still tends to depend on Sonic when he is in a moment of weakness or doubt. However, he hopes to one day be self-sufficient, and not constantly rely on others, and to be just as independent as Sonic is, while wanting to prove that he can be counted on. Even though Tails still enjoys being Sonic's sidekick, he believes that he can do almost anything if he puts him mind onto it, even without Sonic's support.
Tails now continually shows his mechanical skills in new and helpful ways, giving Sonic an excellent edge over his nemesis. Tails is not without flaws however; he is very afraid of lightning, and he can be naive and big mouthed, which has occasionally led him to accidentally give away secrets or plans (for example, in Sonic Adventure 2, without thinking at first, he told Eggman that the Chaos Emerald that Sonic had was a fake, thus ruining the heroes' plans). Tails also hates feeling useless or being ignored, as seen in the cases when he is talking to Sonic. He also gets very angry when someone dismiss his mechanical skills, as seen when Wave the Swallow laughed at his self-customized Extreme Gear, to which he takes it very personally.
Tails also has a tendency to talk techno-babble, much to the irritation of his friends, usually Knuckles, such as when he tried to explain how a Extreme Gear worked, meaning that Tails does not always use tact in a situational matter. Nevertheless, Tails has always been supportive of his friends, willing to be by their side no matter what or how dangerous the situation might be, and do whatever it takes to help them, such as when he put himself in harm's way when Eggman tried to use the Mind Control Ray on Sonic in Sonic Colors.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Tails' unique trait is his genetic abnormality that has granted him two large, fluffy tails. During his lifetime, Tails has learned to use his two tails to his advantage in many situations, which is usually for transportation or unique combat moves.
Most notably of his skills with his twin tails, Tails can achieve flight by spinning his two tails around like rotary blades to fly like a helicopter. This allows Tails to travel across rough terrain, moving through areas where flying is the only method of passing through, or even just getting to higher places. When in flight, Tails can move at incredible speeds, reaching that of 768 Mph, and can even go fast enough to keep up with Sonic. This makes Tails one of the fastest characters in the series, right behind, or even at the same speed as Sonic. Tails' method to flying around with his twin tails is often referred to as Propeller Flight or sometimes by other names. He can also use his tails to manipulate his descend through mid-air, allowing him to glide.
There does appears to be a limit to Tails' endurance, concerning how long he can stay airborne with his twin tails; as shown in nearly all his game appearances, Tails can only fly with his twins tails for limited periods of time. After that, Tails will become exhausted from the effort and starts falling down from the air.
When not using his twin tails to move through the air, Tails can also use his two tails to give him a speed boost when moving along the ground, by using them to propel himself forward at breakneck speeds. This allows Tails to reach speeds nearing those of Sonic himself. When using his twin tails to travel this way, Tails stands on his tip-toes and spin his tails to propel himself forward. This method for Tails' transport is called the Propeller Dash.
Tails' twin tails appear to be very strong limbs in their own right. As seen on several occasions, Tails is able to carry others (at least up to two people) through mid-air when flying with his tails, without hindering his own flying speed, and when using his twin tails to attack enemies, they are both strong and fast enough to slice through Eggman's robots.
When facing enemies in combat, Tails can also use his twin tails for defensive and offensive purposes, by using them to attack his foes by twirling around, or swinging them like a whip.
Like many of the other characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Tails is able to move at super speeds without the need of his twin tails. Although not considered as fast as Sonic without using his twin tails to push himself even faster, it is shown on several occasions, such as in the ending of Sonic Heroes, that Tails can run excessively fast on his legs. However, since Tails generally does not run so much, its hard to figure out how fast he can actually run. Even so, Tails has proven himself exceptionally fast runner in the series, such as in the Sonic Riders series, where, when off of a board, Tails can gets to a speed of 100 mph by running, before he starts Propeller Dashing. Also, in Sonic Colors, when Tails was controlled by Eggman with his Mind Control Ray, Tails could move as fast as Sonic, without his tails' support, who was at supersonic speed.
Being able to fly through the air, Tails possesses great acrobatic skills, agility and reflexes, such as being capable of setting off and jumping between stone pillars, grinding on rails, and performing different kinds of tricks while airborne.
Tails can also swim quite well, which is an ability Sonic never had. By using his twin tails as rear propellers, Tails can move underwater at significant speeds and with great ease.
Intelligence and Mechanical SkillsEdit
Despite his young age, Tails has a genius intellect and is a prodigy when it comes to mechanics, being an extremely capable inventor and skilled mechanic. In fact, Tails' skills in mechanics even rivals whose of Dr. Eggman, who is one of the greatest minds on the planet, though he has yet to reach his full potential when it comes to that field. Over the years, Tails has been known to create more than a few mechanical items of his own which have proven useful over time. These creations includes his various technological advanced, and often transformable, Tornado series of airplanes, his various combat equipments, his Chaos Emerald locater, the Sea Fox, the spaceship called the Lunar Fox, and his multi-functional Miles Electric to name a few. When given a piece of technology, Tails only needs to take a few looks on it to determine its functions, elements and purposes, even for the highly advanced Gizoid androids.
When it comes to new forms of construction, Tails is quick to grasp new technologies, such as Material technology, and, once he gets the hang on it, excels on the subject in question.
In the fields of Extreme Gear mechanics, Tails has proven to have great skills in tuning and constructing different kinds of Extreme Gear. Though he is not at the same level with Extreme Gear mechanics as Wave the Swallow is, Tails' skills on the subject is great enough to impress Wave, which is a considerable feat, given her standpoint for good Extreme Gear mechanics.
Tails is not only knowledgeable when it comes to technologies and mechanics, but is also quite brilliant in science and physics. When dealing with matters involving the fabric of time and space or other theoretical situations, Tails can quickly come up with solid theories and qualified guesses to how certain events will occur. In line with his mechanical skills, Tails can even contruct vessels that can travel between dimensions or withstand trans-dimensional interference. As seen in Sonic Colors, Tails can read and translate Binary and Hexadecimal language. He also have some knowledge about ancient legends, such as the one about the Babylonians.
Tails seems to know more about the Chaos Emeralds than most characters, being able to create a duplicate that can cause Chaos Control.
Being one of the most prominent characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Tails possess many combat skills like most other characters, but he possesses a different more unique fighting style compared to his friends. Due to his young age, Tails does not possess overwhelming physical upper body strength, his strength lying more in his lower body. As such, Tails focuses more on using his other strengths, such as his twin tails and smarts, to aid him in combat.
In close-quarter battles, Tails focuses primarily on providing aerial combat and support to his allies. When forced into direct combat, however, Tails is capable of defending himself. In comparison to Sonic, who mostly uses his legs, and Knuckles, who purely uses his fists, Tails is more well-balanced, fighting with a blend of both kicks and punches, though he seems to favor punches in certain cases. His hand-to-hand combat skills are composed of punches, kicks, and tail lashes, usually in mixed patterns to add unpredictability, though his moves can be considered rather basic in comparison to other characters.
Often when fighting foes head-on, Tails makes use his trademark twin tails to complement his fighting style and to give him an edge when fighting his opponents. With them, Tails can throw tail lashes or to strike opponents, both on the ground and in the air, with strength greater than what he normally would be capable of with his legs and arms. He can also use his tails to fly at foes with greater speed to build up charges, or to give himself aerial advantages over his opponent by launching attacks from above.
As shown on several occasions, to complement his chances in more fierce battles, Tails often uses various mechanical devices of his own creation, such as his Magic Hand, Energy Cannon and Big Hand as seen in in Sonic Battle, to improve his battle prowess in close combat. Another example is his Cyclone mech, which he used to destroy G.U.N.'s numerous forces in Sonic Adventure 2.
Techniques and MovesEdit
Tails' trademark attack is his Tail Swipe technique, where he twirls his twin tails around to attack his opponents, and has developed several unique attacks from it, such as his Super Tail Swipe, much faster version of the regular variant, his Rapid Tails Attack (to which he requires the Rhythm Badge), which enabled him to attack with his tails by continuously spinning around, and his Tornado Attack, where he spins his tails around like a tornado.
From Sonic Heroes and onward, Tails has been shown using several Dummy Ring attacks. The first attack is "Dummy Ring Bomb", which throws multiple Dummy Rings that explode on impact, "Dummy Ring Snipe", which allows him to aim and throw a Dummy Ring, and "Dummy Ring Blitz", which throws a huge amount of Dummy Rings to explode on impact.
As shown with his various Tornado biplanes, Tails has excellent air piloting skills, and has aerial dogfighting skills to go along with them, as seen during his and Sonic's attack on the Egg Carrier in Sonic Adventure, and in Sonic Unleashed.
While not only being talented with Extreme Gear mechanics, Tails is also, in his own right, a talent Extreme Gear rider, and possibly one of the best in the world, as he has proven himself capable of going up against the Babylon Rogues, who are considered the best Extreme Gear riders in the world. When riding on an Extreme Gear, Tails can, with his twin tails, ride through mid-air with great precisions and control, allowing him to take shortcuts on the tracks that can only be reached through mid-air.
- Main article: Super Tails
Like Sonic, Knuckles and Shadow, Tails can initiate a super transformation into Super Tails. Because of his young age, however, he required their enhanced version, the Super Emeralds to do so and has so far only done it in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. In this form he gains invincibility, greater speed and strength and can control four Flicky birds that attacks any enemy.
Tails has a tendency to talk too much as shown in Sonic Adventure 2 when he reveals to Dr. Eggman that the Chaos Emerald Sonic was trying to give him was a fake. He is also said to be afraid of lightning, otherwise known as astraphobia, and ghosts, as he can be sometimes heard screaming when ghosts appeared in Hang Castle and Mystic Mansion on Sonic Heroes. He's also supposedly very ticklish, especially on his feet.Template:Citation needed Tails occasionally lacks self-confidence but has been shown to get over this weakness on some occasions.
Tails also says in Sonic Heroes, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) that he gets dizzy easily; although this apparently does not affect him when he uses a Spin Dash, Tails Attack, Rapid Tails Attack or Spinball Jump. In Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, Tails can be seen with stars over his head indicating dizziness after performing a Tornado Combo, though this only happens if he crashes into something, signifying that he is dazed due to the impact.
Tails has many friends besides Sonic, and his skills are respected by everyone who knows him. In Sonic Heroes he is part of Team Sonic, along with Sonic and Knuckles. Tails mostly treats and respects all his friends the same with a humble and somewhat passive attitude.Sonic the Hedgehog 2. On Westside Island, Tails saw Sonic running at incredibly high speeds. Tails was impressed by the cool blue hedgehog and began to follow. Sonic eventually stopped and the two became close friends. He began to hang out around Sonic at all times of the day, catching up with him using his two tails. Eventually, Tails spotted Sonic's Tornado plane, which he grew fond of and is usually seen borrowing it.
Sonic and Tails were always there to help each other, their friendship growing until they had a more brotherly relationship. It is often that Tails invents machines for Sonic in his help and also made him three Extreme Gears. In Sonic Advance 3, they are known as the "Unbreakable Bond" when they team up. In Sonic Rivals 2 it is shown that Sonic trains Tails to learn how to run and fight in their free time. Whenever Sonic has an adventure to explore, 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. Sonic is also an idol to Tails and Tails just wants to be as heroic as he is.
In Sonic Colors, Tails was great help to Sonic and was with him throughout the game. Tails cares enough for Sonic to even sacrifice himself to be a victim of Eggman's mind-control whilst pushing Sonic out of the way. Tails also embarrassed Sonic when he was talking to a giant broken robot and continues to tease him about it. In the end, he however doubted that Sonic could beat Eggman and was impressed when Sonic was able to not only do just that, but also live through the following explosion.
In Sonic Generations, Tails threw Sonic a surprise birthday party and made Sonic a special Chili Dog. Tails was the first one restored in the White Space and remains with Sonic for the remainder of the game and story. Tails and Sonic talk about the strangeness of the areas that they are going though like the Green Hill that looked like "Someone sucked all the life and color out of it". When they get to the Chemical Plant, they talk about how it seems so familiar, remembering all the things they did in the past.
For the most part, Amy Rose and Tails have a very friendly relationship as they are usually together when they and Sonic are out saving the world. Tails, Sonic, and Amy interact with each other often because Amy usually tries to tag along with Sonic and Tails when they are trying to beat Eggman, thus making them friends along the process. Sonic uses Tails to distract Amy in order to escape from her or avoid contact during mission, Tails usually responds to this with a lack of confidence.
Amy also looks at Tails as a little brother figure, and this was shown when Wave the Swallow insulted Tails, where Amy got infuriated whilst challenging Wave to a race. Tails has also saved Amy numerous times when Sonic could not, to which she is very grateful. When the Egg Carrier was losing altitude and about to crash Sonic told Tails to act quickly and take Amy to safety. Tails also saved Amy a few more times from Eggman on Prison Island, as well as saving Amy along with Sonic from the exploding Prison Island, and finally saving Amy from Eggman on the Space Colony ARK at gunpoint.
Tails is also good friends with Knuckles. They converse more than Knuckles does with Sonic, and although he is not as much a rival to Knuckles as Sonic is, Tails does occasionally tend to irritate Knuckles with his technobabble. Knuckles seems to enjoy teasing Tails from time to time, such as when he scares Tails with the idea that they fought with Shadow's ghost just before Hang Castle Zone in Sonic Heroes. Despite this, Knuckles is probably Tails' closest friend after Sonic. Knuckles has shown that he cares for Tails, such as when he furiously defended Tails after Wave mocked Tails in Sonic Riders. Even though they are good friends, Tails and Knuckles have fought each other numerous times, usually when Knuckles has been tricked by Eggman, but in the end, there are never hard feelings between them.
In every game since his debut, Tails has been one of Eggman's biggest problems along with Sonic, whether he is against him head on or helping out Sonic in any way he can. At first, Tails was useful as a hostage, which later turned into a worse situation for Eggman. Eggman's plans are always foiled by Sonic and Tails, sometimes because he targets one and forgets about the other (this occurred in Sonic Adventure 2, when Eggman was stopped by Tails on the Space Colony ARK after he blasted Sonic into space; it also happens in numerous episodes of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog).
In Sonic Adventure, Eggman had to race Tails to the missile he launched into Station Square, but could not reach it in time. He retaliated by using the giant Egg Walker, but was again stopped by Tails. In Sonic Adventure 2, Tails had a rivalry with Dr. Eggman, fighting him directly in the Cyclone twice - once on Prison Island, the second time on the Space Colony ARK, after Eggman blasted Sonic into space. After this, the rivalry seemed to cease, and Eggman and Tails were seen talking to each other in a somewhat civil way at the end of the game. Eggman also seemed to develop a respect and liking for him during the events of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, due to their shared skill with machines.
In Sonic Colors, Eggman charged up a mind control beam and shot it at Sonic, but Tails quickly pushed Sonic out of the way so that he got hit instead. Eggman used this to his advantage and made Tails run at supersonic speeds to block Sonic's way. Eggman then dared Sonic to fight his best friend to get to him, but Sonic refused. Eggman kept pushing and prepared Tails for an attack, but the mind control device then ran out of energy.
In Sonic Generations, Classic Robotnik asked Modern Eggman who all of Sonic's "modern" friends were. Modern Eggman's reply was that they were insignificant and that they should only worry about Sonic and Tails, believing they are the only real threats.
Shadow and Tails were at first enemies in Sonic Adventure 2 because Shadow was impersonating Sonic and got him thrown in jail at Prison Island. Towards the end of the game they became Allies when they had to save the planet from the Space Colony Ark. For the most part Tails and Shadow have remained allies, but like Sonic have turned into rivals because of their goals.
Such times they have been rivals are in Sonic Heroes, Sonic Battle, and Sonic Rivals 2. In Sonic Heroes they fought very briefly because Shadow and Rouge had provoked Team Sonic into fighting them. In Sonic Battle Shadow and Tails fought at the end of Tails' Story because Tails resisted giving up Emerl to Shadow. Shadow threatened Tails that he would have to give Emerl up or else they would fight for him, Tails admitted that he admires Shadow's spirit but would not give up in a fight. When Tails won the fight Shadow warned him that he would be back again to get Emerl, but Rouge showed up and told Shadow to go back to Night Babylon. In Sonic Rivals 2. Shadow and Metal Sonic confronted Tails and Sonic because they were all going after Eggman.
Shadow and Tails also get along very well together. In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Tails and Shadow work very well together and support each others ideas. Also, when Eggman suggests they build a weapon to hurt the enemy, and Tails says he has a better idea, Shadow with a smile asks why he is not surprised. Shadow is actually the second most helpful member of Tails' Team in Metropolis, helping Tails with numerous mechanical ideas with Eggman. He is also very helpful if the player is looking for Omega often giving tips to tell of where Omega would have gone if he gotten the chance. If the player succeeds in finding Omega, Shadow thanks Tails for helping him.
Wave and Tails are rivals in inventions, since they both are smart. In Sonic Riders Wave was impressed by Tails' inventions but could not admit it saying that he made "a piece of junk". She teases Tails by calling him "shorty". In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, the two do not seem to rival each other in anything. When Wave was hurt by the robots in the game, Tails is seen in the screen trying to help her get up. In Sonic Free Riders, she keeps the same attitude towards him like how she was in Sonic Riders. Once again, they do not talk much or show much rivalry until in one scene when Tails examines the gears and compliments it. Wave, however, does not take his comment seriously and rudely asks him if he was being sarcastic.
Tails and Rouge have a friendly relationship but Rouge sometimes adds complications to it. They will usually get along but Rouge will sometimes playfully tease Tails to get a reaction from him.
In Sonic Adventure 2, Tails was basically unaware of Rouge's presence, but this was because Rouge was sent by Eggman to spy on Tails when he was trying to find the President. After that their interaction stopped until the Ark was set on its collision course with Earth. In Sonic Battle, Rouge would use her charm to tease Tails because she thought it was cute and funny how he reacted. She was however very helpful in Tails' story as she gave him the access card for the Central Computer Room, distracted Shadow, and told Tails how to escape the Guard Robos. Later on in Rouge's story Tails had to stop Rouge from stealing a Chaos Emerald. In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, while in Metropolis Rouge would sometimes be snarky with the plans Tails and Eggman would come up with but still show a playful affection for Tails.
Tails and Cream are good friends with each other either by supporting each other or just spending time with each other. Throughout the games there is not much contact between the two but it is understood that they get along very well when they are shown throughout some story cutscenes.
The only game they have really interacted with each other is in Sonic Free Riders, Tails said that Cream's Extreme Gear was really good in the race to which Cream replied "Well, sure! That means a lot coming from you, Mr. Tails!". They also interacted in Sonic Rush in which Tails is protective of Cream, telling her to stay away from Blaze as she was a suspect. Cream also compliments Tails to Blaze telling her that he is "neat".
In some games Cream is Amy's equivalent of Tails to Sonic, often helping Amy out or trying to get her out of bad situations like Amy's compulsion to push herself too far especially when aroused to anger.
Currently Tails is the only one of Sonic's friends to have even spoken to Omega, with the others including Sonic only briefly coming into contact, either not knowing who he is or fighting him like in Sonic Heroes. While Tails was leading his Team through Metropolis in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, he had to try and convince Omega to join their team and believe that Eggman was on their side. Omega replied saying Tails was crazy for believing that Eggman could be good, however was convinced by Shadow to believe Tails. Later on Tails asked Omega for help with the credits for the end of the game.
- Sonic the Hedgehog (best friend, as close as brothers)
- Knuckles the Echidna (teammate and close friend)
- Amy Rose (close friend)
- Blaze the Cat
- Cream the Rabbit
- Cheese the Chao
- Shadow the Hedgehog (to a degree)
- Rouge the Bat
- Big the Cat
- Silver the Hedgehog
- Vector the Crocodile
- Espio the Chameleon
- Charmy Bee
- Doctor Eggman (also an enemy)
- Wave the Swallow (Sonic Riders series)
- Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic Rivals 2)
- Yoshi (Mario & Sonic series)
- Metal Sonic (also an enemy)
- Rouge the Bat (Sonic Rivals 2)
- Silver the Hedgehog (Sonic Rivals 2)
- Espio the Chameleon (Sonic Rivals 2)
- Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic Rivals 2)
Tails' Mechanical CreationsEditAlthough Tails can fly by twirling his two tails like the blades of a helicopter, he also enjoys flying Sonic's red biplane, the Tornado. As the series progressed, it was obvious his interest in the old biplane went further than just piloting it - Tails is a prodigy with mechanics, and he has a mechanical ability equal to that of Dr. Eggman's (though Tails has not appeared to have built a completely sentient robot). As a result, many modifications were made to the Tornado, as well as new biplanes and a small, blue submarine called the "Sea Fox", a spaceship called the "Lunar Fox", and a race car called the "Whirlwind S7," which is clearly based upon the Lotus/Catherham Super Seven (hence the name). In Tails Adventure he built a small remote-controlled robot in his image to help him on his quest.
In Sonic Adventure, Tails was experimenting with a Chaos Emerald-powered prototype plane based on Sonic's Tornado, Tornado 2. The Tornado 2 has two modes. One is quite similar to the original Tornado, but with a button press, Tails could make it transform into a rather futuristic-looking little plane which outperformed the Tornado in all but one important function - landing gear. Big the Cat ended up flying the wrecked Tornado 2 to his home after Sonic and Tails crash-landed on Eggman's flying fortress, the Egg Carrier.
In Sonic Adventure 2, Tails had a new plane, the Tornado III. The Tornado III has three modes: a plane mode, a car mode, and a walker mode. The airplane is only seen in cut-scenes; the car is used on only one level (In the Kart mini game, Tails uses a go-kart); the walker mode, called the Cyclone, is used most during the game. Tails uses the Cyclone during all other gameplay, except when visiting the Chao Garden. The old Tornado 2 then appears in cutscenes in both Sonic Heroes and Sonic Riders. In Shadow the Hedgehog, the Tornado III reappeared as its Sonic Adventure 2 version.
In Sonic Battle, Tails comes equipped with an arm cannon that fires electrical energy, presumably of his own invention.
In Sonic Rush Adventure, Tails constructs six new vehicles with the first four being playable while the last two only appear in cutscenes. The first is the Wave Cyclone which is a water-bike that has a effective boost function that can plow through enemies, a sail boat called the Ocean Tornado that is armed with machine guns, cannons and a flamethrower, the hovercraft Aqua Blast that has a charged beam function and can spin, the Deep Typhoon is a submarine that carries missiles and the last of the water crafts is the SS Tornado EX that can do dimensional travel. The last one is the only vehicle that does not travel on water, the Magma Hurricane that is a drilling vehicle.
Tails brings along portable machines during the events of Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, focusing on aiding allies and weakening enemies.
In Sonic Unleashed, Tails has seemingly invented a portable monitor labeled "Miles Electric" that can apparently pick up and process satellite imaging, as demonstrated when Tails uses it to show Sonic and Chip that a part of the planet has been put back into place. Tails is frequently seen with this device in one hand during the game, and during portions of the game featuring flying on the Tornado, this same device, or a similar device is used as a sort of on-board computer for the Tornado. It can also be seen during most loading screens.The "Miles Electric" also appeared in Sonic Colors, where Tails built a translator into it, thus playing an important role in the game as he was able to get information about the Wisps and Eggman's plans from Yacker, a white Wisp which was saved by Sonic.
In Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Sonic uses a red rocket to chase Eggman to the E.G.G. Station Zone. The front of the rocket has Tails' twin tails symbol on the front. Later, Metal Sonic would use the same rocket to catch up to Sonic and Tails in White Park Zone.
In Sonic Generations, Tails builds an unnamed transmitter that allows him and Sonic's other friends to communicate with the two Super Sonics during the final battle with the Time Eater.
Tails is one of the few characters in the series who has used Firearms and Missiles. Of the few characters, Tails is the only one of Sonic's friends and the only hero who has used firearms and missiles. Shadow is an anti-hero or neutral, and Dr. Eggman is a villain. Tails has built multiple firearms, from machine guns and vulcan cannons to missile launchers, and he built the ammunition for them as well. Tails has built these into multiple of his devices so he can fight evil, he has also used a few by hand.
- Some of the games Tails has used firearms are listed below.
- Sonic Adventure, machine gun and homing missiles built into the Tornado and Tornado 2.
- Sonic Adventure 2, vulcan cannon, bazooka and homing missiles built into the Tornado 3.
- Sonic Battle, arm blaster cannon and Chu2 Bombs.
- Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, machine gun built into the Tornado.
- Sonic Rush Adventure, missiles, bombs, machine guns and flamethrowers built into multiple crafts.
- Sonic X, machine guns built into Tornado 2 and X Tornado.
- Sonic Unleashed, missiles built into the Tornado.
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, All-Star Move that summons two mini Tornado's that initiate full-auto on machine guns, missiles, and bombs onto other racers.
Appearances In Other MediaEdit
Tails has appeared in three cartoon shows, SatAM, its comic spin-off, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, Sonic X, Sonic the Comic, and the Sonic X comic series. However, he is absent from Sonic Underground.
Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogEdit
- Main article: Miles "Tails" Prower (Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog)
In Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, he is a lot younger than in the games; he is "only 4 and a half", as he says in the episode "Slowwww Going". As with the "SegaSonic" canon, his real given name is revealed to be "Miles" in the episode "Tails' New Home". In this same episode, it is said that he hates the name and wants to keep it a secret, which means Sonic can use it to blackmail him out of danger ("You get out of here now or I'll tell everyone your real name is Miles!"). However, in later episodes, he is not shy at all in using his real name. It is also revealed that the "Tails" name come from Sonic's naming of Miles. In the episode "Tails Tale", it is revealed his full name is Miles Prower, keeping with the SegaSonic canon. Like in the games, Tails and Sonic are best friends, but AoStH takes it a step further by making them surrogate brothers. Tails seems to have a vast intelligence in mechanics and can operate independently in drastic situations, such as in one instance lacing an entire building with booby-traps (in a manner similar to those seen in Home Alone) in order to revive Sonic from a nasty ailment. He also built Sonic a flying bike for his birthday out of parts he found from a junkyard and invented a machine the would have stopped Doctor Robotnik forever if it was not tampered with. He is not that intimidated by Robotnik or any of his creations, and Scratch and Grounder often fall for his elaborate ruses. While Tails is indeed useful to Sonic in many situations, he can be a hindrance. Because he is very young and he cannot defend himself, he is incredibly susceptible to kidnappings. Sonic appears to know of this flaw and does his best to protect him, but his protection methods are often the reason why he gets kidnapped in the first place. There are times where it seems like Tails is not that smart at all in AoStH, though this is probably due to his age (he is 4 1/2 in the AoSTH continuity, as opposed to 8). According to the episode "Slowwww Going", he cannot write, only "scribble". In the episode "Over the Hill Hero", Sonic gives him a lesson about air pressure. He also seems to have a large appetite (exemplified in the episode "Too Tall Tails," in which he eats so much that he grows to a gigantic size), and like Sonic, his favorite food is chili dogs (it is revealed that he likes his with extra cheese). Tails is also known to get jealous whenever Sonic stops paying attention to him, whether it's a girl or something else. When Breezie appeared, Tails became jealous of her because Sonic would listen to every word she said and ignore Tails, he also yells "yuck!" when Breezie kisses Sonic, However, Tails discovers the truth about Breezie after a short swim (Breezie throws him into a lake, instructing him to float down the river and get "lost at sea"). Tails is usually the one that discovers a way out of situations that look bad, and due to his young age he occasionally gets into bad situations. He is a fan of a famous pilot called William La Duck, and gets help from him in the episode "Tails' Tale" when Sonic was kidnapped. He also has lucky coins in his shoe. He is voiced by Christopher Evan Welch in the normal episodes and by Chris Turner in the Christmas special.
Archie's Sonic the HedgehogEdit
- Main article: Miles "Tails" Prower (Archie)
Tails also appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comics published by Archie Comics, in which he is a member of Sonic's Freedom Fighters. Tails is always been in the good side in the comics, where he uses his mechanical skills to help out the team.
Sonic the ComicEdit
- Main article: Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic the Comic)
Tails also appears in the British Sonic the Comic, published by Fleetway, where he hails from the Nameless Zone, a region which can apparently only be accessed by a space warp. He traveled to the Emerald Hill Zone after mistakenly believing that the streets were paved with real emeralds. Once on Mobius he met and befriended Sonic, eventually becoming his sidekick.
Tails frequently starred in his own solo adventures, occasionally back in his native Nameless Zone or in the Chemical Plant Zone. Over time he built up an extensive rogues gallery including the brutal Trogg, the psychotic robot Nutzan Bolt, Fleabyte the bounty hunter and the gangster Max Gamble, as well as allies such as Errol Blackthorn and Morain, and Sab. He also fought many criminals after the defeat of Robotnik, defended the Casino Night Zone and its people from Brutus' Badniks, and was chosen by Sonic to protect the planet while he went after Robotnik during the Planet In Peril/Game Over story. While he is self-conscious, Tails has proven time and again (and openly stated) that he is much tougher than some people may think.
- Main article: Miles "Tails" Prower (Archie)
In the Saturday morning Sonic series, Tails is a light brown color. Like with the other series, Tails looks up to Sonic as a "big bro." Sometimes, Tails likes to come with Sonic on his adventures. Tails is also commonly referred to as "Big Guy." His age is different as with AoStH: he is ten years old rather than eight. In the episode Drood Henge Sonic and Tails team up, like in the games, Tails also comes up with a plan, that everyone (save Sonic since he was in on it) did not know about, and he was decreed a real Freedom Fighter at the end of the episode. He was voiced by Bradley Pierce.
- Main article: Miles "Tails" Prower (Sonic X)
Throughout most of the anime series Sonic X, Tails mirrors his game role in various stories and game adaptations, though he sometimes plays a smaller role. He quickly befriends fellow inventor Chuck Thorndyke, who helped him build the X-Tornado jetplane. In Series 2 (Season 3), Tails finds a love interest in Cosmo, a plant-like alien girl. He also builds the Blue Typhoon spacecraft. Tails is also shy at times in the episodes, but at other times he is very brave and strong in his words. He is voiced by Amy Palant.
The story of how Sonic and Tails met each other for the first time differs slightly between the Japanese and Western manuals. The Japanese manual is considered more in-depth, whereas the Western one is more of a summary.
In the Japanese manual for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Tails lived on Westside Island, at which Sonic arrived shortly after in his biplane, the Tornado. Sonic instantly became Tails' idol when the fox first witnessed the blue hedgehog's incredible speed. After Sonic saw that Tails was actually able to catch up with him, he decided to let him tag along (a scene similar to this can be witnessed in Sonic Adventure, in a dream during Tails' story). He was treated unfairly by others and wanted someone "cool" to be with. Being a mechanics buff, Tails took the time to look over Sonic's plane when he had gone away. However, around the same time, Dr. Robotnik began demonstrating the power of his space station, the Death Egg. Tails was more than willing to help stop Eggman, effectively teaming up with Sonic. The added details about his mechanical abilities explain why Tails was so quick with repairs while Sonic fought his way through the Wing Fortress Zone, and have since been referenced in later titles such as Sonic Adventure where he made a much faster, more well equipped plane, the Tornado 2, to replace the old one.
According to the western manual, Sonic had been Tails' hero ever since he was a baby fox. After following his hero relentlessly for a long time, Tails became fast enough to keep up with Sonic by spinning his twin tails in a propeller-like style, which gave the fox the ability of flight. Eventually, Sonic and Tails became best friends.
In a flashback in Sonic X, Tails and Sonic became friends after Tails rebuilt and repainted Sonic's antique airplane blue, Sonic stating that he never liked it in red (this could be a careful bite at his and Knuckles' relationship, although they meet much later). Before he met Sonic, Tails was bullied by other animals because of his twin tails.
In a flashback shown in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog episode "Tails' New Home", Tails literally landed on top of Sonic. The baby fox cub explains to Sonic he had just been kicked out the nest of some birds, young Tails had decided he was a bird due to his ability to fly. Sonic tells him he is in fact a fox and is shocked to see that he can actually fly. Baby Tails follows Sonic and after getting him into some mishaps, Sonic agrees that Tails can stay with him. Sonic gives Tails the name "Tails" after Tails explains he hates his real name, Miles.
In Sonic the Comic, Sonic saved Tails from drowning in a swamp when they first met when he saw two tails peering from the swamp, the rest of Tails' body completely submerged. Mistakenly believing there were two foxes in the swamp, Sonic only had time to grab one tail and believed one fox had drowned; he soon realized that both tails belonged to the same fox.
Tails was awarded "Best New Character" in Electronic Gaming Monthly's 1992 video game awards, stating "not only is he as cute as Sonic, but he actually serves a major purpose in the game."
- "My name is Miles Prower, but everyone calls me Tails." - Tails when starting his recap in Sonic Adventure 2
- "I'll beat you!" - Before starting a battle in Sonic Adventure 2
- "This Chemical Plant feels familiar. I'd never forget a smell like this! And that pink water makes me really nervous for some reason." - Tails talking to Sonic about the Chemical Plant Zone while they are inside it, also he makes a reference to the Mega Mack in Sonic Generations.
- "This place looks like something sucked all the life and color out of it." - Tails talking to Sonic about the strange area they went through (not realizing that it was Green Hill) in Sonic Generations.
- "I'll do my best!" - Tails before starting a race in the Sonic Riders trilogy.
- "When we turned to look around, the race was over and we already won." - Tails saying to Omochao how easy it was to beat Team Rose in the Grand Prix.
- "You're always up to no good. Now what do you want?" - Tails asking Eggman what he is up to when Eggman confronts Tails and Sonic at Tails' Workshop.
- "What have you done to Sonic!? I'll never forgive you for this!" - Tails after Eggman shoots Sonic into space, Sonic Adventure 2
- "What are we gonna do, Sonic?" - Tails' reaction to Eggman's threat in Sonic Heroes.
- "Stop it Knuckles!" - Says to Knuckles as they are entering Hang Castle in Sonic Heroes
- "Okay! Time to Fly!" - Tails upon entering a fighting in Sonic Battle.
- "Wow, I must be getting stronger!" - Tails after winning a fight in Sonic Battle
- "Making robots is the same as breaking them" - Tails after Eggman's Robot Carnival Boss, Sonic Heroes
- "(phew) We're finally out of that freaky tent" - Tails after leaving the carnival tent, Shadow The Hedgehog
- "Sonic actually asked me for the first time to do something for him. I won't let him down! I WON'T GIVE UP!" - Tails about to fight Eggman after Sonic's apparent demise, "Sonic Adventure 2"
- "We've been with Sonic and we never saw Froggy or Chocola!" - When Sonic is knocked off during the Team Rose Boss Battle in Sonic Heroes.
- "If we can force Amy's team off the field, WE WIN! But if they force us out, we lose, so be prepared!" - Tails telling teammates during the Team Rose Boss Battle in Sonic Heroes
- "I hate it when he doesn't listen to me." - When Sonic ignored Tails about the Egg Carrier transforming in Sonic Adventure
- "Sonic, I'm coming!" - Tails letting Sonic know he's coming as he finishes Crisis City in End of the World in Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.
- "Haha! I did it!" - When Tails gets first in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
- "I can do it!" - Tails as you select him in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, as well as the winter games.
- "SEGA!" - Unused voice clip from Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2
- "I did it, Sonic!" - When getting an "A" in Sonic Adventure 2
- "I'm gonna fly circles around you!" - Before starting a race in Sonic Rivals 2
- "Uhh... Are you talking to the broken robot that can't hear you?" - In Sonic Colors when Sonic started talking to Planet Wisp's broken boss.
- "Okay, he says his name is 'Talks-a-lot' and he's from a far away soda and where flowers and water them with dances." - Tails when he uses his binary translator when Yacker tells him who he is.
- "Good job to you on inventing a translator that allowed us to speak to the aliens and figure out exactly what we needed to do so we weren't running around the park looking like idiots. Oh no wait, that was me." - Tails speaking sarcastically when Sonic said that Tails didn't do anything at the end of Sonic Colors.
- "Help us... SONIC!!!" - Tails as he is captured by the Time Eater in Sonic Generations
- "Thanks, Sonic! I thought I was dead! Floating without a body in a black limbo... (shudders) I'm gonna have nightmares for weeks." - Tails after Sonic rescues him at Green Hill in Sonic Generations.
- "Wow, you weren't kidding when you said soon! I thought you already left!" - Tails when he first encounters with Classic Sonic in Sonic Generations.
- "Doubles of us... Places and enemies from our past... We're traveling through time and space!" - Classic and Modern Tails solving the problem to the Sonics.
- "Leave the flying to me!" - Classic Tails in co-op mission at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations.
- "Its a race to the finish!" - Modern Tails in versus mission at Green Hill Zone in Sonic Generations.
- "But the more your monster tears through time, the more damage you do to the world!" - Tails telling Eggman about the harm the latter is causing the world with the Time Eater in Sonic Generations
- "You can win, Sonic!" - Classic Tails cheering on the Sonics in Sonic Generations.
- "You always do!" - Modern Tails cheering on the Sonics in Sonic Generations.
- "He collects how many? Wow, where does somebody put all those gold rings?" - Classic Tails talking about Sonic.
- "You know what? I don't know. I keep forgetting to ask." - Modern Tails responding to Classic Tails' question.
- "I'm totally pleased, and a little nauseous, I grabbed a bite to eat at the Bucket-o-Sushi... his cruelty knows no bounds." - Tails talking about a restaurant in Eggman's amusement park.
- "He's using their power for an evil, aquatic mammal? What is it boy? A dolphin? A porpoise? oh, an evil purpose." - Tails telling Sonic what Yacker was saying in Sonic Colors.
- "They're being used for their powers by an evil man, and you may know him, who they call 'Baldy Nosehair'" - Tails telling Sonic what was happening to the wisps in Sonic Colors.
- Corey Bringas - Sonic Adventure (1999) - Sonic Shuffle (2000)
- Connor Bringas - Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)
- William Corkery - Sonic Heroes (2004) - Sonic Advance 3 (2004)
- Amy Palant - Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) - Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing (2010)
- Kate Higgins - Sonic Free Riders (2010) - Current
- Kazuki Hayashi - Sonic Adventure (1998)
- Atsuki Murata - Sonic Shuffle (2000) - Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)
- Ryō Hirohashi - Sonic Heroes (2003) - Current
- Takuto Yoshinaga - Classic Tails in Sonic Generations (2011)
- In Sonic Adventure, Tails' theme song is called "Believe in Myself", which is a soft rock theme.
- In Sonic Adventure 2, Tails' theme song is a remake of "Believe in Myself", which has a pop rock tune and rearranged lyrics.
- In Sonic and the Black Knight, if you go to the Blacksmith's, a short, soft instrumental version of "Believe in Myself" will play.
- In Sonic Adventure, Tails shares "Open Your Heart" with the other main characters.
- In Sonic Heroes, Team Sonic's theme is called "We Can", and refers to Tails in the line "Tails keeps us flying high to stay out of trouble".
- In Sonic Riders, Tails' team theme, shared with Sonic and Knuckles, is an instrumental one called "High Flying Groove".
- In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Tails' theme is "Un-Gravitify" shared with Sonic and Knuckles.
- Tails and Eggman are the only characters who are addressed by their nicknames, with their full names of Miles "Tails" Prower and Doctor Ivo Robotnik being used far less.
- Tails is the youngest character to have a Super State Super Tails, and it also involves minions, the Flickies.
- In Sonic Generations, Classic Tails has two light blue straps below the fold of his socks. However, in the 1990s, very few artworks depicted him having those blue straps.
- In the original concept of Sonic Riders, Tails was going to wear clothes, as shown in the concept art to the right.
- Tails and Sonic share a trait of being rather impatient, no other characters except sometimes Amy, ever act impatient as Tails and Sonic are always going fast when after Eggman.
- Often, Tails will act as a voice of reason for Sonic and/or Knuckles when they start to fight, or when one or both of them is about to do something reckless.
- His fur color seems to vary a little bit from every game, from orange in Sonic 2-3, to brown in AoStH-SatAM, to golden yellow in Sonic Adventure, to being orange in Sonic Adventure 2 and to yellow in Sonic Heroes.
- As proven in Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Tails seems to get dizzy easily and feels pretty uncomfortable when he gets dizzy. This is an inconsistency concerning the character, due to his "Rapid Tail Spin" attack in Sonic Adventure and the Spin Dash attack.
- Along with his astraphobia (fear of thunder and lightning), which was shown in the Sonic OVA, Tails also appears to have phasmophobia, the fear of ghosts, first made apparent in Sonic Heroes.
- The only main Sonic games that Tails has not officially appeared in since Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are Sonic Labyrinth, and Sonic Blast; additionally, the only Sonic cartoon Tails was not ever featured in was Sonic Underground. He also originally only made minor cameo appearances in Sonic CD, but this is no longer the case as of the 2011 remake.
- In issue #188 of the GameInformer magazine, Tails had the #6 worst video game character name, mainly because of the "miles per hour" joke.
- The September 2010 issue of GameInformer magazine elected Tails as the 10th "Most Disgustingly Cute" Video Game Character.
- In Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, Metal Robotnik stated that both Sonic and Tails cannot swim. Oddly, Tails is said to be a good swimmer and can swim in some games.
- All of Tails' solo theme songs are "Believe in Myself" or some kind of remixed version.
- As seen in Sonic Colors, Tails can read Binary fluently, although it was shown later that the codes were in Hexadecimal. 
- Nintendo Power magazine had a poll recently asking which sidekick people would choose, with Tails being the second most picked.
- In Sonic Adventure, in the cutscene after the Egg Carrier shoots down Sonic and Tails (if playing Tails' story), it shows a flashback where Tails is walking in the jungle of the Mystic Ruins and Sonic speeds by, with Tails running right behind him (a reference to how they met). The Mystic Ruins is used for this scene, rather than having to develop an entirely different environment that would only be used once.
- Modern Tails' artwork in Sonic Generations looks very similar to his Sonic Advance 3 artwork, where as his Classic artwork appears to be completely new.
- A top ten list by the video-gaming website ScrewAttack named Tails as their #1 pick for Best Sidekicks. However, it should be noted that this was only due to his perceived uselessness in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- It would be physically impossible for Tails to fly, due to his tails having to twist. However, if one slows down footage of him spinning his tails to fly/move, they do not actually turn through morphing of the model, but actually mesh through each other. This minor inconsistency would not normally be noticeable at normal speed, though.
- Unlike Sonic's classic form, Classic Tails has a voice actor in Sonic Generations. He also called Eggman by his actual name, "Dr. Robotnik."
- Even though Tails is one of the fastest characters in the series, he is a Skill Type in the Mario & Sonic series, due to the fact that there can only be two characters per type, Sonic and Shadow are faster, and Tails is still one of the main characters. This is also the case for Eggman.
- Tails has the most voice actors out of all of the characters, with nine English voice actors (counting his TV show and movie appearances).
- A bonus wallpaper, accessed from inserting the Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure into a computer, shows Tails out of his trademark white-and-red shoes, and instead wearing sandals. This also reveals the shape of his feet.
- In Spiral Knights, there's a Tails costume for the players where you can wear Tails' tails, along with a Metal Sonic costume.
- In the game Sonic Generations, Tails doesn't seem to remember Green Hill Zone, although he has been in the level several times in other games. This is mainly since Tails debuted in Sonic 2, where Green Hill Zone was not present and replaced with a different beginner level/act, but in Sonic Chronicles (released three years before Generations), he seems to know about the zone.
- In Sonic Generations, Tails' Classic "pose" in the profile section is in the "pose" at the beginning of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
- In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Tails and Sonic are the only characters in the game that can carry on different conversations via selecting different speech bubbles with the stylus.
- Tails is one of the few characters in the series to be able to move at super speeds. Despite this, and possessing nearly all of Sonic's abilities, Tails has never been classified as a Speed-type in any of the games.
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