Tangle the Lemur

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Tangle the Lemur
First seen: Sonic the Hedgehog #4 (2018)
Species: Lemur
Gender: Female
Age: 15Media:IDW Tangle Profile 2.jpg[1]
Height: 100cmMedia:IDW Tangle Profile 2.jpg[1]
Weight: 25kgMedia:IDW Tangle Profile 2.jpg[1]
Series: Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comics)
Created by: Ian Flynn and Tyson Hesse

Tangle the Lemur is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing. She was first revealed on on January 24, 2018.[2]

Character conception

Tangle was created by Ian Flynn, while Tyson Hesse drew the character design.[3] She was created for the comic series so the main Sonic cast could have more female characters.[4] Tangle was originally going to be a Hare based on Sonic's early design, but was changed to a Lemur to separate her from Cream the Rabbit.[5] Yuji Uekawa did the final design for Tangle's shoes.[6] Ian Flynn has also stated that her tail was inspired by the grappling hook mechanic of the Avatar in Sonic Forces.[7] David Mariotte said “Before she even had a name, we knew we wanted her to be like a lot of other great Sonic characters and have a special ability tied to one of her features. Think Tails or Knuckles.”[2]

Personality and traits

Tangle is an excitable ring-tailed lemur with a thirst for adventure. She first met Sonic while defending her hometown, Spiral Hill Village, from Dr. Eggman's robots. Her best friend is a beetle named Jewel, who she grew up with. Aleah Baker confirmed that she also likes Raspberries.Media:AleahBaker20230217Discord.png[8]

Tangle's most distinguishing feature is her stretchy prehensile tail, which she puts to a multitude of uses.


Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comics)

Tangle the Lemur grew up in Spring Hill Village and became its hometown hero.[9] She became friends with Jewel the Beetle, who tried to keep her out of trouble.[10] One day, a horde of Badniks under Metal Sonic's control attacked Spring Hill Village. Sonic the Hedgehog and Blaze the Cat showed up to help Tangle defend the village.[11] The young lemur quickly became friends with them and help take down Metal when he began attacking Angel Island.[12][13] During this event, Tangle also met Whisper the Wolf,[12] who then traveled to Spring Hill Village.[10] One day, Whisper's former friend Mimic attacked Tangle and Whisper.[14] During this adventure, Tangle learned about Whisper's tragic past and their friendship grew deeper.[15] Later on, Tangle and Whisper became part of a team with Lanolin the Sheep, together, they are the new Diamond Cutters.[16]

Sonic Dash

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Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

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Sonic Frontiers

Sonic bets Tangle would love to climb the ruins of the Ancients while he was exploring the Starfall Islands.


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Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comics) characters
Main Sonic the Hedgehog | Miles "Tails" Prower | Knuckles the Echidna | Amy Rose | Tangle the Lemur | Whisper the Wolf | Dr. Eggman (Mr. Tinker) | Dr. Starline
Recurring Blaze the Cat | Vector the Crocodile | Espio the Chameleon | Charmy Bee | Shadow the Hedgehog | Rouge the Bat | E-123 Omega | Silver the Hedgehog | Cream the Rabbit | Gemerl | Rough the Skunk | Tumble the Skunk | Metal Sonic (Neo, Master Overlord) | Orbot | Cubot | Deadly Six (Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor) | Jewel the Beetle | Belle the Tinkerer | Surge the Tenrec | Kitsunami the Fennec | Lanolin
Others Elder Scruffy | Vanilla the Rabbit | Cheese | Chocola | Jet the Hawk | Wave the Swallow | Storm the Albatross | Mimic | Claire Voyance | Slinger the Ocelot | Smithy the Lion | Big the Cat | Froggy | Nite the Owl | Don the Rooster | Clutch the Opossum | Marine the Raccoon | E-117 Sigma | Mecha Sonic | Mecha Knuckles
Classic era Mighty the Armadillo | Ray the Flying Squirrel | Fang the Sniper | Bean the Dynamite | Bark the Polar Bear | Tails Doll | Metal Knuckles | Heavy King | Kip the Capybara | Witchcart | Hocke-Wulf | Bearranger | Carrottia