Did You Know: Sonic the Hedgehog Sneezes When Danger is Near!

Just as we shared the news that Yakuza’s Kazuma Kiryu is a virgin, comes another bombshell about a favorite SEGA character. Did you know that Sonic the Hedgehog sneezes when danger is near?

The obscure Sonic fact came up when we posted a couple of weird Sonic the Hedgehog 2 pins on Twitter, one of which appears to have Sonic sneezing on Tails’ butt. We received a reply from @RanenWise who said “It was an early Sonic thing (that’s kinda mentioned now..at times?) that he’d sneeze when danger was approaching. I mainly remember it being in Sonic CD’s intro.”


As a longtime Sonic fan, this was news to me! However a quick look online revealed that yes, Sonic did sneeze when danger was near and he did indeed sneeze during the Sonic CD intro. All this time, I took his little spasm as a reaction to seeing Little Planet chained up. Almost like a double take. But in slow motion, Sonic sneezes!

Other instances of Sonic’s sneeze include the aforementioned clipart which appeared on the button and other early pieces of merch, an early manga, an unused Sonic CD sprite and the Sonic statue seen in Japanese arcades which makes a sneezing sound when you press a button at the base.

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4 responses to “Did You Know: Sonic the Hedgehog Sneezes When Danger is Near!

  1. a says:

    glad this dumb idea was scrapped

  2. SGgamer9 says:

    Oh, it explains why he’s always rubbing his nose in the Sonic anime. I always wondered about that as a kid.

    • Robbie says:

      Actually, I’m pretty sure he rubs his nose as a sign of cockiness.

    • Gwent says:

      People rub their noses when they are nervous or see something that surprises them, like a tall mysterious man that somehow makes them scared of their own shadow and wet themselves like a little pu-sey.

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