The Blue Blur is back on the big screen, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s ending reshapes the franchise’s future and includes plenty of video game connections. Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog franchise began in 2020 and was one of the last box office hits before COVID-19. A sequel was quickly put into development and made during the pandemic, allowing the film to come out just two years later. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 continues the adventures of Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) as his new life on Earth is threatened when Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) returns to the planet seeking unlimited power. The story of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 begins as Robotnik’s quest for revenge on the speedy hedgehog brings him face to face with Knuckles the Echidna (voiced by Idris Elba). The two characters team up to find and destroy Sonic before moving on to locate the Master Emerald that is hidden on Earth. Sonic is aided in his fight to stop Robotnik and Knuckles by Tails (voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey), as the sequel pays off Sonic the Hedgehog’s post-credits scene. The movie’s globe-trotting adventure leads to the discovery of the Master Emerald’s location by Sonic and Tails only for Robotnik and Knuckles to get there first. With unlimited power in sight, Robotnik decides to betray Knuckles while he’s distracted fighting Sonic.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s ending continues from that point to focus on a massive battle in Green Hills. With the full power of the Master Emerald flowing through him, Dr. Robotnik becomes a bigger threat than ever before, forcing Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to team up to stop him. In the end, the trio is able to take down the sequel’s villain thanks to a combination of their teamwork and Sonic becoming the most powerful being in the universe. It sets them up to be allies for the franchise’s future, which will be necessary based on Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s post-credits tease of their next foe.
Sonic’s Yellow Form: Powers & Game Connections Explained For much of Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s ending, it appears that Robotnik is too powerful for Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles to defeat. This builds to Sonic having a near encounter with death with Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) and his wife Maddie (Tika Sumpter). Robotnik’s Giant Eggman Robo is about to crush them as Sonic holds a broken Master Emerald. It is at this moment that the Chaos Emeralds inside give Sonic increased power and a yellow glow. This is known as Super Sonic in SEGA’s video games. Super Sonic first appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 video game as well. When in his Super Sonic form, the Sonic becomes one of the most powerful beings in the universe. Sonic’s yellow form grants him increased speed, but his powers are also amplified to make him nearly invincible and grant him the power of flight. It is through the combination of these abilities that Super Sonic makes quick work of Robotnik’s Giant Eggman Robo in Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s ending. In a move reminiscent of Captain Marvel’s attacks in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super Sonic repeatedly flies through the middle of the giant robot, making it nearly inoperable for Robotnik. After Super Sonic saves the day and uses his unlimited power to summon a few hot dogs, Sonic relinquishes the Chaos Emeralds to revert to his normal blue form.
Sonic, Knuckles, And Tails Form A Team Of Heroes Following Robotnik’s defeat, Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s ending shows Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles form a team. The trio learned to work well together during the final fight, as Sonic’s speed, Knuckles’ strength, and Tails’ technology allowed them to save the day. It is after their victory that the trio decides that Earth will be a safer place if they work together to protect it and defend the Master Emerald (which Knuckles repairs) from any threats. This decision is a big deal for the characters and the franchise’s future, as it allows Sonic the Hedgehog 2 to include the debut of Team Sonic. Team Sonic, also known as Team Heroes, made its debut in the video game canon in Sonic Heroes, which was released in Japan in 2003 and in other countries in 2004. In the video game continuity, Team Sonic forms when Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles decide to work together to try and stop Robotnik’s latest attempt at world domination. Team Sonic has united several times after this. Since Sonic the Hedgehog 2 began with Knuckles as a villain for Sonic and Tails, the movie’s finale including the origin of Team Sonic promises that the video game franchise’s three biggest characters will continue fighting side-by-side-by-side moving forward.
Who Is The Black Hedgehog? Project Shadow Explained It is in Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s post-credits scene that a new black hedgehog makes his debut, and video game enthusiasts are sure to recognize Shadow the Hedgehog’s appearance. The post-credits scene begins with members of GUN (Guardian Units of Nations) mentioning that they found a secret file in Robotnik’s research dating back 50 years for something known as Project Shadow. The sequel proceeds to show a cryofreeze chamber rising out of the ground with Shadow inside. Sonic 2’s black hedgehog opens his eyes and reawakens right before the scene ends, confirming that he’ll be a major presence in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Shadow the Hedgehog is a fan-favorite character from SEGA’s Sonic video game franchise and made his debut in the second game. Shadow is a creation of Robotnik’s grandfather, who made him as an Ultimate Life Form by combining a hedgehog with the DNA of Black Doom – the leader of the powerful alien race known as Black Arms. Robotnik originally released Shadow from captivity to aid him in his conquest plans. Shadow is viewed as Sonic’s rival in just about every way, as the black hedgehog is just as fast as the Blue Blur. He’s also a brutal fighter thanks to his increased power and is immortal/invincible thanks to his Black Doom ties.