Kitsunami the Fennec

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Kitsunami the Fennec
First seen: Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #1 (2021)
Species: Fennec
Gender: Male
Series: Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comics)
Created by: Ian Flynn, Evan Stanley, Mauro Fonseca
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Kitsunami the Fennec[1][2][3], also referred to as Kit, is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing. He is an anthropomorphic fennec who was stripped of all memories of his past and modified into a villanous cyborg by Dr. Starline with the purpose of supporting Surge the Tenrec and replacing Miles "Tails" Prower. When they found out about their origins, however, Kit helped Surge take revenge on everyone she blames for their past lives being taken away from them.

Character conception

Kit was inspired by a glitched version of Tails that writer Ian Flynn remembered seeing in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles[4], with his design conceptualised by artists Evan Stanley and Mauro Fonseca[5]. According to Fonseca, Kit's design took inspiration from the King of Sorrow, a character from Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil[5]. His boots were repurposed from an unused design for Dr. Starline[6].

Surge and Kit were originally pitched in 2017, before the first issue was even released, and both were originally planned to debut alongside Dr. Starline as a trio. This pitch was rejected at the time as the staff felt it was too early, though the characters would eventually be picked up again in 2021[1][2][3]. They were originally pitched as androids, but were later changed to cyborgs by Sega's request[7].

Personality and traits

Kit is described as the "sorrowful sidekick".[8] Dr. Starline chose him as a replacement for Tails and he is brainwashed into doing whatever Surge tells him to do.




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