Tangle the Ring-tailed Lemur, also known more simply as Tangle the Lemur, is an anthropomorphic ring-tailed lemur, and an ally of Sonic the Hedgehog who can use and manipulate her long tail in various ways.[3]



After the war between the Eggman Empire and the Resistance ended, Tangle would defend her hometown by fending off the raids committed by Dr. Eggman's directionless Badniks. (StH: #4)

Tangle and Sonic Fighting Together

Tangle and Sonic fighting together.

While dealing with a large and much more organized Badnik attack on her town, Tangle met Sonic the Hedgehog when he came to help save her town. While they fought Badniks, Tangle heard from Sonic that the Badnik gangs had become more organized as of late. No sooner, the two got cornered by multiple Badniks. Fortunately, Blaze the Cat soon showed up and joined the fray. After the Badniks had been dealt with, Sonic introduced Tangle to Blaze, whom she thanked for her aid. Upon hearing from Blaze that she had come to Sonic's world to prevent some kind of "terrible event" however, Tangle brought up the possibility that the recent organized Badniks could be a sign that something worse was on the way. After Blaze decided to stay until she knew what her purpose here was, she offered Tangle to quell the fires in her town. Amazed by Blaze, Tangle accepted her help and thanked Sonic for his help before he left town. (StH: #4)



Tangle the Lemur

Tangle's fur is primarily colored white-gray with darker gray stripes on her long bushy tail. Different shades of gray fur also appears on her muzzle, ears and around the sides of her purple colored eyes. Tangle’s outfit consists of a black bodysuit with no sleeves and a orange stripe running down on each side, a yellow sleeveless top, yellow sportstape on her arms, and a pair of yellow hi-top shoes with black markings and white soles. Tangle also wears fingerless black gloves with orange backings.


Tangle is heroic and likes to tangle with the bad guys. She apparently shares the same level of athleticism and fearlessness as Sonic.[4] However, she can be somewhat careless in battle, like using her tail in a way that gets it injured and focusing more on cheering than watching out for enemies. (StH: #4)

Tangle is a friendly, polite, helpful and open person. While having seen and overcome her own fair share of challenges in the form of Badniks, she is not as experienced an adventurer as Sonic, and has thus seen little of the more outlandish subjects that exist out there, like a pyrokinetic princess from another dimension who guards fiery Emeralds. While such signs tend to leave her speechless, she is nonetheless quick to be amazed by them. (StH: #4)


Tangle Using Tail

Tangle using her tail in battle.

Besides having high agility, Tangle’s signature feature is her long, stretchy tail, which she is able to use in combat as if it were a third arm. Her tail can be used not only to strike enemies, but as a pully for herself, and even as a catapult, a rope, a bungee cord, or a slingshot. It also has enough strength to dent Badnik armor with a single strike.

Physically, Tangle is very fit and agile, possessing the same level of athleticism as Sonic the Hedgehog.


Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic and Tangle

Tangle and Sonic

Tangle and Sonic have been described as kindred spirits due to having similar traits to each other[4], namely their skill and enjoyment in battling Badniks, as well as the confidence they share in doing so. Even after meeting for the first time, the two were able to synchronize with each other in their battle against multiple Badniks, including battling together with Blaze the Cat, who Tangle had also just met during said battle. Although their personalities seem to differ slightly, their enjoyment in fighting is something that they share together.

Blaze the Cat

Tangle and Blaze

Tangle and Blaze

Tangle seems to look up to and admire Blaze, as she finds her abilities and status as a princess amazing. Just like with Sonic, Tangle was able to fight together with Blaze, despite their personalities being a bit different. Tangle showed gratitude to Blaze for helping save her town, and when Blaze offered to help calm the many flames in Tangle's hometown, Tangle was very appreciative.

Background Information

Tangle was the first IDW-exclusive character to be identified, and the first not to appear in the Archie comics. She was first teased as an obscured silhouette in a piece of artwork featuring her and Sonic, first revealed five days prior to the release of the first four issues solicitations. The image was updated every day to show more of the silhouette, before she was finally unveiled on Janaury 24, 2018.



  2. IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 4
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