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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]

History

Fallout

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)

Battle For Angel Island

Eventually, Tangle was called to Restoration HQ where she and the Resistance's other allies were informed that the Resistance needed their help to liberate Angel Island, which had been conquered by Neo Metal Sonic and turned into a flying fortress. In addition, Neo also had secured the Master Emerald for himself on the island. During the meeting, Tangle was confused when the others began talking about Burning Blaze, but excitedly understood after Blaze gave a brief explanation and demonstration. Eventually, Tangle was assigned to help two of the assembled group's factions with breaking the Egg Fleet's control over Angel Island while Sonic and Knuckles confronted Neo. (StH: #9)

On the way to Angel Island, Tangle spent the time playing cards while messing with Silver the Hedgehog. As soon as their ship approached Angel Island, the Egg Fleet shot it down. Fortunately, Tangle and her allies got off the ship before it crashed. After landing on Angel Island, Tangle and Whisper the Wolf were assigned to protect Tails while he did his thing. Soon after, Tangle was busy fighting Egg Pawns. Tangle later tried turning one of the Egg Fleet's cannons against the other flying ships. Thanks to cover provided by Whisper, she succeeded. Later, while the last wing unit on Angel Island's shoreline was being blown off by an Egg Fleet battleship that Tails had hijacked, Tangle grabbed Vector the Crocodile with her tail when he was about to fall over the edge while yelling playfully at Tails to be careful. She subsequently took herself and Vector onboard the battleship that Tails had secured. (StH: #9, #10)

Tangle and Amy Rose soon after found Blaze hovering above Angel Island when the island began to fall and got her onboard the battleship. When Master Overlord (Neo Metal Sonic further transformed) approached the battleship, the crew was instructed by Knuckles to force the robot towards Angel Island while he focused on retrieving the Master Emerald from him. With an opening provided by Sonic, Tangle and her friends joined the battle and followed Knuckles' instructions. During the battle, Tangle got shaken off Master Overlord, but was rescued by Silver with his psychokinesis. Knuckles subsequently got the Master Emerald away from Master Overlord and brought it back to Angel Island, returning the island to the sky while Master Overlord powered down to his normal Metal Sonic form. With the battle over, Tangle was brought down on Angel Island. Much to her excitement, she was told by Amy that this adventure was nothing new to them. (StH: #11)

As everyone got ready to leave the island, Tangle found friendship with Whisper. When Sonic came by to talk to them, Tangle told him that she felt that she was not ready to return to her old life as her new one had become so crazy and exciting. After this, Tangle urged Whisper to tell Sonic the joke about a toaster she had told her. Whisper instead shyly put her mask scope back on, leaving Tangle to wonder if this was due to something she said. Sonic then left them, telling Tangle to give Whisper some space. (StH: #12)


Bonds of Friendship

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Whisper came to visit Tangle in her home town, Spiral Hill Village, much to tangle's pleasant surprise. The lemur took Whisper around for a whole tour of her village; including the local salon, bakery (tangle and Whisper both ate a burguette). Then Tangle took them to the Mineral Museum, where the lemur introduces her friend and curator, Jewel. Tangle explained that both her and the beetle grew up together, with Jewel explaining that Tangle collected many items during her adventures and then curates them in her museum.

Sonic Fan Club

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Tangle later appeared at the first meeting of the Sonic Fan Club, whose members were busy fighting an Egg Pawn. After telling the kids that they should have a Tangle Fan Club instead, Tangle began hitting the Egg Pawn with her tail and began to tangle it up. However, she got tangled up in her own tail. Afterward, the members of the Sonic Fan Club told her that Sonic had come by and destroyed Egg Pawn while she was busy.

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Infection

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Tangle eventually traveled to Tails' workshop to tell her friends about her latest adventure. Upon arriving there, however, she found Tails conducting tests on Sonic. Asking her friends about what was going on, Sonic explained what Dr. Eggman had been doing since after the Eggman War, and that the doctor was now back with some kind of Metal Virus that turns people into Zombots. Hearing that Sonic had been infected with that virus as well, Tangle got worried about Sonic, but Sonic explained that he had seemingly cured himself with his speed. Tangle then began telling Sonic and Tails about what she had been up to when Tails suggested warning everyone about the Zombots in order to avoid attacks like those on Spiral Hill Village. Afterward, Tangle asked what the heroes' next course of action was. As Tails explained that they had found schematics on a battleship Eggman was making to distribute the Metal Virus with, Tangle realized they were planning to find that ship. Tangle then tried to high-five Sonic, but Sonic withdrew before Tangle could touch him, as he had noticed that his infection had resurfaced. Sonic then took off to find Eggman's battleship before Tails could conduct more tests on him, but Tangle assured Tails that he would be able to find a cure.

The Last Minute

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Tangle Returns

Appearance

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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.

Personality

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)

Abilities

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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.

Weaknesses

Tangle appears to suffer from claustrophobia, causing her to panic when enclosed within small spaces. Her phobia is so severe that the resulting panic had caused her to pass out in the past.[5]

Relationships

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.

Whisper the Wolf

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Tangle and Whisper

Friends/allies

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.
  • Along with Whisper, Tangle is the first comic-exclusive character to appear in Sonic games, the games in question being Sonic Dash and Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.
  • Kazuyuki Hoshino has stated that he loves both Tangle and Whisper and that he found it fun to team up with the IDW team to help create them.[6]

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References

  1. https://twitter.com/ianflynnbkc/status/988831837580611589?s=21
  2. IDW Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 4
  3. http://au.ign.com/articles/2018/01/24/sonic-the-hedgehogs-newest-ally-is-tangle-the-ring-tailed-lemur
  4. 4.0 4.1 https://www.gamnesia.com/news/idw-publishings-new-sonic-the-hedgehog-comic-premieres-in-april
  5. IDW Tangle & Whisper #2, "Ambush"
  6. purin_p on Twitter. Twitter (24 June 2020). Retrieved on 16 August 2020.
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