Alright! It's time to go fast with Sonic!
Here's the Japanese second opening to the Sonic X TV show. It's really upbeat and gives you a good feel of the characters.
Below is the cast of the main characters. Note that the Tails one might not show up all the way; that's OK, it's not your browser, we're jsut having a little techinical diffuculties!
Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic is a hedgehog that can run faster than the speed of sound. He is the main character of pretty much every Sonic game, save for a few titles. He's always seen wearing his favorite red and white sneakers, and every once in a while he takes a break from fighting evil to snack on a chili dog. He serves as a surrogate brother to Tails, who was orphaned at a young age. When he is exposed to the seven chaos emeralds, he turns into Super Sonic, a super version of himself.
Miles "Tails" Prower: Miles Prower, often called by his nickname, Tails, is a two-tailed fox who is Sonic's closest companion. Although early on in the series he is veiwed as some-what dim-witted and bratty, as Tails grows up he finds out about his own inner strengths that he posesses. He first met Sonic when he saw his plane, the Tornado. This inspired him to create his own mechanical creations and eventually inventing his most famous creation, the Tornado 2. Soon after Dr. Eggman heard of this, however, he soon rivaled Tails' mech skills. This rivalry still exists today.
Knuckles the Echidna: Knuckles is the last remaining echidna of his race. His sole duty is to protect the Master Emerald at all costs. When he first met Sonic, Dr. Eggman had tricked him into thinking that Sonic and Tails were out to steal the Master Emerald, when in real life they were adventuring to stop the production of Dr. Eggman's Death Egg creation. After Sonic and Tails got everything straightened out, Knuckles allied with the two, forming the team with the popular name, Team Sonic. Knuckles still gets tricked by Dr. Eggman sometimes, but Sonic is usually there to set the record straight. He is often veiwed as Sonic's rival.
Amy Rose: Amy's first appearence was in Sonic CD in which she had been captured by Metal Sonic. After Sonic rescued her, she devoted her life to trying to be more like him and had one goal: to marry him. Although poor Sonic usually can't shake her, she almost always comes through when Sonic is in trouble and he has no one else to turn to. She is never without her Piko Piko Hammer, which she uses to bash Dr. Eggman's nutty creations.
Dr. Eggman (also known as Dr. Robotnik): When Sonic first arrived on West Island, he discovered that all his animal friends were being turned into robots to destroy the island. Who was behind all of this? Dr. Eggman, or course. Dr. E. was inspired by his grandfather, Gerald Robotnik, to make mechanical creations to change the world. Although both the scientist's views of "World Changing" are different, they are both extremely smart. Eggman has an IQ of 300, and some believe that Tails is smarter than him because of his 400 IQ attack in Sonic Battle. Though Eggman's main rival is Sonic the Hedgehog, he alotts time to try and thwart Tails' plans as well.
Cream the Rabbit: Cream met up with Sonic when her mother, Vanilla, was kidnapped by Dr. Robotnik. She is known for her manners and politeness towards other people. Although she is very shy and innocent, she seems to have the tendancy to get herself involved in other people's troubles. She is never without her best friend, Cheese the Chao.
Shadow the Hedgehog: Shadow first opened his eyes aboard the Space Colony Ark, where Professor Gerald Robotnik greeted him with open arms. However, the government that was foreseeing the project veiwed the Professor as mad, and quickly captured him, Shadow and Shadow's friend the the Professor's grandaughter, Maria. He was angered and saddened beyong belief when Maria was killed because the guards were too rough with her. However, he couldn't say much because about 2 seconds later he was launched into space, sealed up in his pod where he landed on earth. Fifty years later, Dr. Eggman found Shadow and released him. Shadow didn't see him as more than a rescuer though, because one thing was driving him on: revenge to the Earth. Sonic wasn't far behind, though, stopping him from firing the Eclispe Cannon. Like Sonic, when Shadow collcts the seven emeralds, he transforms into Hyper Shadow.
Rouge the Bat: Rouge teamed up with Eggman and Shadow to try and hunt down the seven emeralds. However, she was actually a secret agent from the government; she was assigned to find out about the mysterious "Ultimate Life Form", which was believed to be Shadow. Soon after Rouge discovered that the ultimate life form was in fact the Final Hazard, which almost destroyed both the Space Colony Ark and the world. Though shiny gems please her to no end, Rouge's favorite gems are the Chaos Emeralds and the legendary Master Emerald.