Blaze The Cat

Blaze the Cat is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sonic Team and owned by Sega. She made her first appearance in the Nintendo DS video game, Sonic Rush.

 

Blaze is a princess and the guardian of the Sol Emeralds, a role similar to that held by Knuckles. She is sometimes referred to as a queen.

 

She wears gloves similar to those worn by Sonic, only there's fuzzy lining on the cuffs. Her shoes have the same motif as Sonic's, but they have fuzzy lining and are high-heeled. She also wears a purple robe, lined at the neck with gold (possibly a necklace) and at the bottom with magenta, and a pair of white tights. She has a ponytail, and a jewel-like red orb is present on her forehead.

 

All that is known about Blaze's past is that she is the royal Princess of an alternate dimension. She was born with the power of flames and called it a "curse". When she was young she was teased by others because of her pyrokinetic abilities, which is why she wears a cape to hide her flames. Because of being teased she is a shy, harsh and withdrawn character. She lived in a way similar to Knuckles. She has always been guarding the Sol Emeralds but never understood their true power. Throughout the course of Sonic Rush she had understood their power thanks to Sonic.

 

In Sonic Rush, Blaze's dimension and Sonic the Hedgehog's are in flux with one another, allowing the characters to travel from one to the other through a tear in the space-time continuum. Blaze is the only playable character in Sonic Rush aside from Sonic himself.

 

In her world, Blaze was the appointed guardian of the Sol Emeralds, a duty that isolated her from the companionship of others, as did her pyrokinesis. She came to believe that she never had to rely on anyone else, which led to her often carrying the weight of the world on her own shoulders. Her arch-foe in her world was Eggman Nega.

 

When Doctor Eggman came to her world and stole the Sol Emeralds, the Sol Emeralds summoned her through the space-time tear that lead to Sonic's world, where she set about recovering the Emeralds from him. Early on this mission she encountered Cream the Rabbit, who immediately took on the role of Blaze's guide and close friend, despite Blaze's misgivings. Blaze was surprised at the openness and naivety of the young rabbit, especially when she was invited into Cream's house almost immediately after meeting her for the first time. Cream set about teaching Blaze the meaning of friendship. They encountered several of Cream's friends (including Knuckles and Amy) who all suggested that Blaze ask Sonic for help. However, she was so convinced that she needed no help that when she and Sonic did actually cross paths, she attacked him. After a brief battle, she admitted her mistake.

 

After the battle she gained the last of the Sol Emeralds. However, just as she had recovered from her victory, Eggman appeared and snatched Cream. Angered, Blaze pursued Eggman to a strange realm and defeated his giant robot. After searching frantically through the robot's ruins, she found Cream and the two left, presuming Eggman was defeated.

 

Having collected all the Sol Emeralds, Blaze was surprised that their power did not return her to her world. As she was contemplating this, Eggman and Eggman Nega appeared in a giant mech. Blaze fought them, but they easily defeated her and drained the power of the Sol Emeralds. Hopeless about her plight, Blaze was surprised when Sonic showed up. He told her that the true power of the Chaos Emeralds and Sol Emeralds came from people's friendship and encouraged her to open up to other people and recognize the friends she made on her journey. Finally appreciating the value of friendship, and the need to accept help from others from time to time, Blaze began to realize the true power of the Sol Emeralds, recharging them and for the first time used their power to transform into Burning Blaze, her super form. As Burning Blaze, she and Super Sonic successfully stopped Eggman and Eggman Nega from taking over the universe, and at the same time repairing the tear in the space-time continuum and once again separating their worlds. Afterward, she and Sonic promise to see each other again and say their goodbyes as they shake hands, being torn apart by their respective dimensions being returned to normal.

 

On the path back to her dimension, she discovered that Sonic had given her a hologram device with a recording of Sonic, who said he felt sure they would meet again, on it. Reassured, she headed back to her world.

 

Blaze also appears in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). In this game, she appears in the future of Sonic's world. She constantly fights Iblis alongside the new character (and best friend) Silver the Hedgehog. As a pyrokinetic in a world of psychokinetics, she was constantly teased and shunned by others, with Silver being the only one who accepted her for who she was.

 

Blaze the Cat follows Silver throughout the game, who shows signs of insecurity when she is not around. She seems to talk to Silver more than anyone else. At the end of Silver's story, Silver tries to seal Iblis inside of his soul, but the Flames of Disaster won't accept him as the vessel. Blaze ends up sealing Iblis inside her soul, and begs Silver to use Chaos Control to seal them into another dimension. Silver refuses to because he says he could never do that to her, and that he doesn't know what he would do without her. Blaze replies, "You're still so naive. But, I...I've always liked that about you..." as she disappears and floats towards the sky in to another dimension. She then says, "Good luck, Silver." and drifts away. Later, Sonic and the others destroy Solaris in past, present, and future, which erases the events of the game from history, meaning Blaze still exists. And that Blaze's and Silver's meeting never existed thus meaning that they do not know each other.

 

Strangely, Blaze doesn't appear to help fight Solaris, even though this could be to have only seven characters to find the Chaos Emeralds. This could imply that she wasn't affected by the change in the timeline. This theory isn't confirmed, however.

 


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