Jet the Hawk

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Jet the Hawk
First seen: Sonic Riders (2006)
Species: Hawk
Gender: Male
Age: 14[1]
Height: 100cm (3'3")[1]
Weight: 33kg (72lbs)[1]
Likes: Treasure[1], himself[1]
Dislikes: Anyone faster or more confident than him[1]

Jet the Hawk (ジェット・ザ・ホーク) is an anthropomorphic green hawk seen in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Jet was introduced in Sonic Riders as the leader of the Babylon Rogues, and has been a recurring character ever since.

Character conception

Jet was conceived as a rival to Sonic the Hedgehog in the 2006 racing game, Sonic Riders. Known as the "Legendary Wind Rider"Media:SonicRiders GC US manual.pdf[2], Jet believes that while Sonic may be the fastest thing on the ground, he is the fastest in the air due to his revered Extreme Gear skills.

As with the other Babylon Rogues, Jet is takes on an anti-hero role rather than a Dr. Eggman-style villain, attempting to make money by stealing treasure (not dissimilar to the previously introduced Rouge the Bat).

Jet is the second green bird with red shoes to be introduced to the Sonic series, following Bean the Dynamite in 1996's Sonic the Fighters.

Personality and traits

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Other appearances

Sir Lamorak of Sonic and the Black Knight is Jet's interdimensional counterpart in the Grand Kingdom.

Jet also appeared as a rival in the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series, starting with Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games where his challenge is the snowboard cross, his board looks just like Type J. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games finally makes him playable as a guest character exclusive to Football in both versions of the game. Interestingly, he was planned to be playable in the first game.

Jet was added to Sonic Forces: Speed Battle as a playable character as of the v2.1.0 update released on July 10, 2018.

In other media

Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)

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Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW comics)

After the Sonic Riders series Jet has continued leading the Babylon Rogues on treasure hunting missions. One time when the rogues were stealing jewels they accidentally grabbed Jewel the Beetle, who had to be rescued by Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf.[3] Later Jet and the rogues helped fight the zombots during the Metal Virus arc.[4] Then Jet encountered Whisper again while she was hunting one of Eggman's robots. One of her Wisps stole his food and he wanted it back.[5]

Theme songs

Voice actors


Characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog game series
Recurring characters
Heroes Sonic (Super, Hyper, Darkspine, the Werehog, Excalibur) | Tails (Super) | Knuckles (Super, Hyper) | Amy (Super, Hyper) | Mighty (Super) | Ray (Super) | Espio | Charmy | Vector | Cream | Big | Blaze (Burning) | Silver (Super) | Sticks
Anti-heroes/Neutrals Shadow (Super) | Rouge | E-102 Gamma | E-123 Omega | Jet | Wave | Storm
Villains Dr. Eggman | Metal Sonic (Rocket, Neo, 3.0) | Fang | Chaos (Perfect) | E-Series | ZERO | Eggman Nega | Orbot | Cubot | Deadly Six (Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor)
Teams Sonic/Heroes | Rose | Dark | Chaotix | Babylon
Other Animals (Flicky) | Froggy | Chao (Hero, Dark) | Tikal | Pachacamac | Omochao | Chaclon | Gerald & Maria Robotnik | President | King Boom Boo | Cheese | Chocola | Vanilla | G.U.N. Commander | Wisps | Mother Wisp
One-off characters
Heroes Emerl | Marine | Lumina Flowlight | Chip | Shahra | Knights of the Round Table | Caliburn | Yacker | Avatar | Barry | Trip (Super)
Anti-heroes/Neutrals Bean | Bark | Shade | Merlina | Sage
Villains Witchcart | Hocke-Wulf | Bearenger | Carrotia | Battle Kukku Army (15th, 16th, Dr. Fukurokov) | Tails Doll | Metal Knuckles | E-101 Beta | Void | Biolizard | Gemerl | Black Doom | Shugo-hei | Iblis | Mephiles | Solaris | Erazor Djinn | Captain Whisker | Johnny | Master Core: ABIS | Ix (Super) | Dark Gaia | King Arthur | Hard Boiled Heavies | Infinite | The End
Other Illumina | Secretary | Elise | Duke of Soleanna | Coconut Crew | Vikings | Professor Pickle | Wentos | Don Fachio | Dodon Pa | Koco | Ancients | Conductor | Conductor's wife | Ariem | Heavy | Bomb | Tiara Boobowski | Honey