If there is ever a race between Flash and Sonic, the two iconic speedsters of all time, who do you think will win? Who is faster Sonic or Flash? It’s been a long time since the battle between the two had been under debate on various fandoms and Reddit threads, but now is the time that fans are demanding honest answers.
Whether we are talking about Sonic the Hedgehog or Barry Allen, aka The Flash, none can beat them when it comes to ultra-fast speed. Both of them are the fastest in their separate universes and can travel from one corner of the world to another within minutes. Sometimes, I even wonder if Usain Bolt, the human cheetah, would be able to keep up with their speed?
If you search on the web, you will never find the right answer for your questions, but if you ask me, I may be able to help you out in detail. Barry Allen or The Flash is not only, the fastest superhero in the DC Extended Universe, but he’s intelligent and brave too. He has helped, save the planet and humanity thousands of times. In contrast, the Hedgehog can do things that make anyone’s cheeks turn red in embarrassment.
So, are you ready to get to the most essential part and help me draw a comparison between The Flash and Sonic’s speed along with their other key features.
7 Speed Abilities To Answer Who Is Faster Sonic Or Flash!
Apart from Sonic and The Flash, there is one more opponent worthy of being put up in the race, and he is none other than Quicksilver from the Marvel universe. In the comics, he is believed to have reached the top speed of 175 miles per hour which is nothing compared to Allen’s top speed of 2532 miles per hour. Although 175 is nowhere near 2532, it counts because no other heroes can run anywhere near this speed.
#1 Natural Speed Instincts
Unlike Barry Allen, who got his superpowers after an accident that took place at the S.T.A.R labs, Sonic was born with the ability to run at an ultrafast speed. The only difference is that Barry was able to work on his abilities quicker than the Hedgehog. It means that no matter which version of Sonic is picked in a race against Barry Allen, he will run while putting his utmost capability on display. If you have ever played Sonic video games while growing up, you will be familiar with Sonic’s ultimate level of speed.
#2 Speed Force Ability
Unlike other speedsters in the DC universe, be it Barry’s successors or predecessors, the hero has abilities that no one else has. Thanks to Barry Allen’s Speed Force abilities, he can easily beat any version of Superman and other powerful heroes in the multiverse. If it weren’t for Barry’s Speed Force, he would have never been able to go back in time and generate a large number of powers along with his speed. However, Barry’s successor Wally is connected to the Speed Force through a spiritual medium; it cannot beat the OG’s experience.
#3 Time Travel Power-Up
Even though Sonic is a time traveler and has gone on various missions back and forth in time, we all know no one can do it better than Barry Allen. Not to forget that Barry Allen is also the creator of the Flashpoint paradox, which created a new timeline altogether. The fact that Barry Allen created such a complex paradox at the snap of his fingers is proof of his incredulous abilities and ultrafast instincts.
#4 Infinite Power-Ups
Sonic the Hedgehog may not be able to create a time paradox, but he benefits from using power-ups at different points in the game. Whenever he reaches a certain level in a contest or completes a task, Sonic receives a powerup. These powerups help Sonic gain more strength and sometimes also give a boost to his speed. Unlike Sonic, The Flash does not benefit from power-up, but I am sure making an upgraded suit will be similar to eating cake for the superhero. Easy-Peasy!
#5 Molecule Vibration & Phasing
Sonic may have oh-so-cool power-ups rolled up in his sleeves, but what good are they if they cannot beat Barry Allen’s molecule vibration? We all are familiar with Barry’s good old trick of moving his molecules at an ultra-fast speed that let him pass through the opponent’s gut-wrenching kicks and punches. The surprising revelation here is that he cannot only phase through the enemy objects, but he can also use this ability to pass through the rigid concrete buildings.
#6 Hand To Hand Combat Skills
Though you may not have seen Sonic the hedgehog use violence as a means of escaping a fight, that does not mean that he isn’t good at fighting. The truth is that the Hedgehog is capable of fighting atleast ten enemies simultaneously. Yes, you read that right. Since Sonic is an expert of Lin Shao Kung Fu, he uses those abilities most of the time in a fight against his arch-nemesis Emeryl. Unlike Sonic, Flash has always been a brawler and uses his mouth more than his punches in any war.
#7 Multiple Forms
Do you all remember how Sonic uses his finishing move, the multiple forms against the final bosses at the last stage of the game? All thanks to Sonic’s impressive features, he can transform himself into numerous different forms, including the Super Sonic and the Hyper Sonic, and give a tough battle to his opponents. Keeping the basic forms aside, Sonic can also transform into ultra-powerful forms like Excalibur Sonic form and Dark Spine Sonic.
With Speed Mind, Speed Force, and ultrafast abilities, Barry Allen will win the race against Sonic the Hedgehog any other day. Sonic is a worthy opponent, but that does not change the fact that Barry generates all of his superpowers with each step, which Sonic can never do.