Characters

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This article lists the characters featured in SRB2 by default, both playable and non-playable.

Playable characters

There are three playable characters in SRB2. Each of them have their own advantages and disadvantages, and end up balancing themselves up both in Single Player and in multiplayer gametypes.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Main article: Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic is the fastest of all three playable characters, but he is also the least versatile. His double-jump ability is the thok, named after the characteristic sound it makes. The thok gives the player a burst of speed, which is useful for clearing wide gaps and automatically giving acceleration. Because he cannot gain any height aside from jumping, some areas will be inaccessible to him, so he must find other routes around them. Due to his speed, Sonic is more difficult to control than the other characters, but when used correctly, he is able to move around a map very quickly.

Outside of Match and CTF, Sonic is also the only character who can transform into his Super form, Super Sonic, when he has seven Chaos Emeralds. Super Sonic is faster, invincible, can jump higher and float in the air after jumping.

Movement:
Speed Fast (36)
Acceleration Low (40)
Thrustfactor High (5)
Accelstart Low (96)
Jump speed factor Normal (1.0)
Abilities:
Spindash Yes
Double jump ability Thok
Special abilities Super transformation in Single Player/Coop/Race
Super abilities Float


Miles "Tails" Prower

Main article: Miles "Tails" Prower
Miles "Tails" Prower

Tails is the slowest of the three playable characters, but he possesses the very powerful flying ability, which allows him to clear long jumps, skip some obstacles and reach areas that no other character can reach. He is very easy to control due to his low speed and comfortable handling, making him ideal for the beginning player.

Movement:
Speed Slow (32)
Acceleration High (50)
Thrustfactor Low (3)
Accelstart High (192)
Jump speed factor Normal (1.0)
Abilities:
Spindash Yes
Double jump ability Fly/Swim
Super abilities Infinite Fly/Swim; Extreme Whirlwind jump


Knuckles the Echidna

Main article: Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles can be considered the "moderate" character of the three. While he is not as fast as Sonic, he is faster than Tails and is also easy to control. His double-jump ability is gliding, which allows him to scale large gaps. Gliding into a wall allows him to climb the wall, which makes him able to reach areas that Sonic cannot. He has a slightly lower jump height than Sonic and Tails, which makes him unable to reach some areas and forces him to take other paths. Knuckles is also able to break crumbling rocks on contact, rather than spindashing into them. In Match and related gametypes, he can fire rings 1.5 times as fast as other characters, and even 2 times as fast in the case of the Automatic Ring and Grenade Ring.

Movement:
Speed Medium (34)
Acceleration Medium (45)
Thrustfactor Medium (4)
Accelstart Medium (128)
Jump speed factor Low (0.85)
Abilities:
Spindash Yes
Double jump ability Glide/Climb
Special abilities Breaks crumbling rocks on contact
Can shoot rings 1.5× as fast than other characters (2× for the Automatic Ring)
Super abilities Multi-Glide


Non-playable characters

Dr. Eggman

Main article: Dr. Eggman
Dr. Eggman

Dr. Eggman is the game's main antagonist, and he generally appears as a boss at the end of each zone. The player has to defeat him to move on to the next zone. He is the creator of all enemies the player faces in the main game, as well as Metal Sonic.

Metal Sonic

Main article: Metal Sonic

Metal Sonic is the game's secondary antagonist, and is a creation of Dr. Eggman's. He appears as the boss of Egg Rock Zone Act 3, where the player must race against him before battling him at the end of the level.