If you’re a fan of the Sonic the Hedgehog movies, then you may be wondering why Sonic calls Tom dad.
Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for over 25 years and is one of the most popular video game characters of all time. He’s known for his supersonic speed, blue fur and attitude. However, Sonic’s father has never been seen in any Sonic media, so his identity remains a mystery. He has been mentioned in various Sonic games, comics and cartoons, but his identity has never been confirmed. Some believe that Sonic’s dad is Sir Charles Hedgehog, while others think he might be Jules Hedgehog, who is the brother of Sir Charles Hedgehog. In Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic refers to his father as “the old man”. The mystery will remain but we have seen a father figure emerge in the film, Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
The Introduction of Tom as Sonic’s Father
In the first Sonic the Hedgehog movie we see Tom bring Sonic into his home. They team up to battle Sonic’s arch villain, Dr. Robotnik. By the end of the film the two’s bond is very strong and Sonic decides to stay with Tom at their home.
The latest film in the Sonic empire is Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Here it becomes clear that Sonic is really looking for a family. While Sonic is always getting into trouble, Tom is always there to bail him out and keep him out of danger. This makes Tom not just a guardian to Sonic, but also a father figure. Sonic looks up to Tom and trusts him completely, which is evident by the way he refers to him as dad at the end of the movie. No matter how tough of a dad you are, that part left you a bit teary eyed.
A Savage Dad’s Conclusion
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was a movie that did more than show the awesome action packed fast moves. It also showed Tom and Sonics father and son relationship develop. To me it proves that the father and son bond doesn’t have to be just bloodline but more from the heart – I know that’s super sappy.
I want to know. Have you had anyone in your life that you consider a father figure that isn’t your birth father?