Kevin the Hedgehog is a Sonic fan character created and owned by Kevster823. [1] He is classified as character #1 based on the owner's character list.

Creation

Kevin was first created in 2007 as "Project X3NO" as a fan character. Kevster823 was in development at the time when he was making him a Sonic-like character but with a different, minor change to him. He was suppose to be an hybrid of a hedgehog and a wolf species, but it was later scrapped. He didn't make his debut until 2009 where he was revealed in Facebook. His first design was a sonic lookalike that had the same fur color but with a black highlight on top of his head. Everything else was similar; same quills, tail, spine, and scuffs as Sonic. His shoes were the same including the buckles on the side and the white strap across the top, but the base of his shoes was black instead of red. He had black and white scuffs on his arms and legs, he had black fingerless gloves, and he had a red shirt and blue pants. He kept that design until Kevster's birthday on August 23rd, 2012, where he went threw a major redesign with his fur being light blue with white detail on the end of his quills, spines, and tail, and white detail on top of his ears, his eyes color were purple, and he had 3 black bangs. He also had new attire by wearing a purple shirt, blue jeans, white and purple shoes, and a spike bracelet. On January 31st 2019, as part of his 10th year anniversary in the community, he went threw a huge change to give him a more "edgy" look. His changes were making his fur color dark turquoise and blue highlight (near the end of his quills only), his top and 2 side quills curve upwards and his middle and 2 of his bottom quills curve downwards, a new attire that removes of his shirts and pants to sport now a sleeveless vest, new shoes and gloves. The only thing he retained from his 2012 to 2018 design was his purple eyes and he species.

Kevster823 revealed Kevin the Hedgehog’s new revamped design in June 2nd, 2020. It features him with new bangs, 7 quills including cowlick spikes, and a new attire, while retaining his signature purple eyes and his dark turquoise fur with blue highlights. The owner of the character announced that his revamped backstory is currently in the works and he said that as part of his changed backstory, Kevin will no longer use a sword and a gun as his main weapon of choice.

Backstory

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Living the normal life and near death situation

Kevin was born in Station Square living with his mother Leah and his father Noah (who’s the main villain of his story). His mother is a social worker and she too protective over her son, Kevin looks up to her as he wants to be successful just like her. His father Noah is part of a military with an evil and crazy mind as his plan was to conquer Station Square. He sees his father as heartless and not caring about anyone but himself. Kevin lived in a normal life as a Mobian by going to school, hanging out with friends, etc. As time moved on with him being in high school, Leah was not in the best of terms with her husband Noah ever with his sick and evil side of him ever since joining the military. His plan was to rule Station Square, and in order to do that, he’ll need to forced Kevin to join the military after high school, have a mishap moment that gets him completely injured, use him as an experiment and then use him to get the mission’s done for the military to have the keys to the city. Leah didn’t knew at the time as she was struggling on funds at the time being and she was doing her job as a social worker and making sure nothing bad happens to Kevin due to her being over protective of him.

Kevin finished high school at age 18 and he was prepared to go to college, until his father Noah forced him to join the military with her mother having no choice but to do so (again she didn’t knew at the time). After a few months since joining the Military, Kevin didn’t know what to do in the situation in which it lead him to have depression and feeling homesick as he doesn’t enjoy it whatsoever. During a mission at a local warehouse where they’re researching of the robotic system, the warehouse exploded and Kevin wasn’t far from the explosion as he went airborne and landed on the ground hard, resulting him placed into a coma and having multiple of critical injuries such as a left broken arm, internal bleeding, etc. He was placed in the hospital with his mother deciding to spend the funds to keep him alive or he will be permanently dead, but after finding out Noah’s plans to use his son as an experiment, Leah filed a divorce to keep the Kev safe to prevent any harm from his father and payed the funds to obtain the custody of her son as she’s now responsible to taking care of him and keep him safe from any danger that occurs until he’s fully 100 percent after a year of rehab.

Road to a full recovery, and an unexpected invitation

Kevin, at age 20 who almost at full recovery, noticed that his father has full control of the city and he was confused on what was happening. Leah told Kevin everything about his father and obsession with him ever since Kevin was young, she also told him that he was the mastermind of that warehouse explosion and he did that in order to snatch him and make him a robotic figure to follow his orders. Kevin was completely shocked and now completely angry as he wants to go to him and gets his rightful revenge, but Leah stopped him as she doesn’t want him to go there since its dangerous and his injuries are fully healed. Metal Kevin and Artificial Kevin (Noah’s creations) burst into the scene as Kevin was shock to his two counterparts look exactly like him and goes into his fighting stances, instead of two robotic figures fighting against him, they gave Kevin an invitation to come to Noah’s court to see him, in which he accepts. After Artificial Kevin and Mecha Kevin left the scene, his mother was completely devastated knowing that his son life is completely in danger and begs him to not do it, but Kevin stops her and explains to her that she understands her concerns and she loves her for taking care of him, but he doesn’t want to see his so called father taking over a city he was born, and he’s willing to take the risk to stop him and have everything back to normal. Leah understands his son and decides to let him do so telling to be careful and defeat him, with Kevin now taking off to his father court.

Appearances

Kevin's 2nd design (2012 to 2018)

Kevin is a thin anthropomorphic hedgehog with dark turquoise fur that covers most of his body (with Miami Blue highlights on 6 of his quills), peach skin that covers his arms, muzzle and front torso, and purple eyes. He has 7 quills in which 5 of them are curved up and 2 curved down while having 4 cowlick-like spikes that sticks out between his middle and lower quills, he has two spines protruding from his back behind his shoulders, 4 bangs, fang like an actual hedgehog, and a short tail.

Kevin’s 2019 3.0 design

For his 3.0 attire he used in 2019, he had a black and blue vest, black fingerless gloves with two blue diamond on the back of each gloves (the right diamond on his right glove is used to choose one of his powers and the left diamond on his left glove is used to detect and test his DNA and blood from the scar he has) and blue bracelet on the wrist area (they are removeable, but he rarely removes them), black sneakers with grey cuffs around the ankles, gray soles with a blue like gem in front and a blue trapezoid core on the back of the shoe, and silver straps across the top of his shoes. The two diamonds on his gloves, the blue bracelet on his wrist area, and the blue core on the back of his shoes glows blue.

His current 3.5 outfit, he wears a new vest that’s grey and white with two white and gold pullover strings, a fingerless gloves that’s charcoal black and white with yellow rings on both of his wrist to be used to absorb energy from it, and a new pair of high-top shoes that are charcoal black, grey, gold, and white.

Powers and abilities

Like Sonic and Shadow, Kevin can perform the Spin Attack, a technique where he curls into a concussive ball or cutting disk and directs himself at his targets. With it, Kevin can shred or burrow through just about any substance given enough speed and perform moves like the Spin Dash, Homing Attack, and Rolling Combo, though the last one requires the aid of one of his friends who also has the Spin Attack. Even though this move is for offensive and speed enhancement, he'll only use it for timing and a punishment.

Kevin has ice powers that came from his mother Leah the Hedgehog and he’s able to use them as projectiles, a defensive tactic, and any form of weapons like an axe, sword, hatchet, etc. He could use them to slide by making a huge trail of ice that could go from point A to point B. He could make that trail of ice up to 2 inches long.

Kevin has yellows rings on his wrist that he could absorb energy from it to boost up his speed and power. He could use this in his normal form or while as Super Kevin and Bloodlust Kevin.

Personality

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Transformation

Super Kevin

Super Kevin

By using all seven Chaos Emeralds, Kevin can enter a Super State, transforming him into Super Kevin. Easily his most frequent transformation, Super Kevin is Kevin's ultimate form. As Super Kevin, all of his abilities far surpass his normal ones. He is also able to fly and is nearly invulnerable. Just like Super Sonic and Super Shadow, his transformation consumes a lot of energy, but the big difference is he able to maintain it for as long as he wants. When transformed into Super Kevin, Kevin's dark turquoise fur turns into a gold color and his peach skin remains the same. Additionally, his purple eyes becomes light blue and his quills turn upward. He also possesses a golden aura that varies in size and can be anything from smooth to flame-like in shape. His aura also sometimes displays either faint sparkles or electrical sparks.

Bloodlust Kevin

Bloodlust Kevin

While active as Super Kevin, Kevin can evolve into his uncontrollable rage state by becoming Bloodlust Kevin. It is used when Kevin gets angry and uses all of his energy to begin the transformation. As Bloodlust Kevin, all of his abilities surpasses his Super Kevin form, thus making him 10x more powerful. Just like Super Kevin, he is able to fly at high speed and is nearly invulnerable. He becomes more aggressive and his voices is deepen to a serious tone. Bloodlust Kevin's only weakness is his time of usages as he's able to maintain it for 3 minutes before turning back into Super Kevin. When transformed into Bloodlust Kevin, Kevin's gold color fur turns into a light purple color and his peach skin turns into a tan. His purple eyes returns from his normal form, but now supports white pupils instead of black and his quills turn upward. He also possesses a bright purple aura that varies in size and can be anything from smooth to flame-like in shape. His aura also sometimes displays either faint sparkles or electrical sparks.

Relationships

Ireland the Hedgehog

Kevin with his girlfriend Ireland

"You mean a lot to me, and I’m here to be by your side forever!”

(Kevin after accepting Ireland as his girlfriend)

Kevin and Ireland first meet in Soleanna when Kevin left Station Square to find a new home all over the world. He landed at the port in New City with the Tornado (a plane that was used by Tails in Sonic Adventure 1) when it had mechanical issues. He went to the workshop that was near the dock where he ask for help. Ireland (one half of owner of the workshop in Soleanna) answers his request for help. As Ireland inspects the plane, she told Kevin that it’ll take a week to get it repaired, in which resulted Kevin to stay in Soleanna once the plane is fix. As they finished inspection on the plane, they went on a friend date as Ireland was showing him Soleanna since Kevin is new in town. On their date they began to develop feelings for each other as they went shopping, had deserts, and they talk about about each other life’s and what they had been through in their childhood, but Ireland was too shy to confess her feelings towards him as she had a fear that he might not be interested in her, Kevin felt the same way also. She offered Kevin to stay at her workshop which is her home for a week, in which he accepted.

While they were on they way to the workshop, Aysia (Ireland’s older sister and the 2nd half owner of the workshop) started to notice that her sister was acting weird after her date with Kevin. The trio went on a pier for a hangout the next day. Aysia started to tease Kevin to mess with her sister Ireland, as Ireland began to show her jealous side as she thought her sister was hitting on her. Aysia did this to figure out her sister out and started to noticed that she has a huge crush on Kevin. A few days later, she takes Kevin out as Ireland was working on fixing the Tornado. Aysia ask him questions as she takes him to north east of Soleanna, one of the questions she asked him is about his feelings towards Ireland. Kevin said with all his honesty that he has a huge crush on Ireland when they were on a date the first day he arrived, but he fears (just like Ireland) that she may not be either interested in him or she not into relationships. Aysia hugs him and said that she will everything she can to get her to win his heart.

A week later, Kevin’s plane was finished and finally repaired to be ready to take off. Ireland had tears in her eyes knowing that it won’t be possible to confess to Kevin now that he’s leaving, however Aysia comfort her and tells her that it’s not too late and it’s now or never to show her feelings. Ireland thanks Aysia and goes for it. As soon as Kevin was about to leave, Ireland stops him from taking off and confesses her feelings towards Kevin. Kevin was completely shocked that she had a huge crush on him and he also revealed his feelings towards Ireland. He tells her how feels also and he shockingly kiss her passionately. A surprised Ireland kisses him back passionately and ask him if he wants to be in a relationship with her. Kevin smiles and agrees to not only start a relationship with her, he also decides that he’ll stay at Soleanna as his new home. As of now they’re currently married and living together in Soleanna with 4 kids together, while they’ll have two more that are twins on the way.

Leah the Hedgehog

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Noah the Hedgehog

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Aysia the Hedgehog

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Valerie The Porcupine

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Death the Hedgehog

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Friends/allies

  • Ireland the Hedgehog (his girlfriend)
  • Aysia the Hedgehog (his girlfriend's sister/sister-in-law)
  • Leah the Hedgehog (his mother)
  • Melissa the Hedgehog (friend/she has a huge crush on him)
  • Angelica the Hedgecat (friends)
  • Andrew the Hedgehog (friends)
  • Suki the Hedgehog (friends)
  • Melody the Dog (sidekick and close sister/she has a huge crush on him secretly)
  • Sasha the Hedgehog (friends/close sister)
  • Cyan the Porcupine (friends)
  • Shino The Wolf (best friends/close brothers)
  • Team Blade

Rivals

Enemies

  • Noah the Hedgehog
  • Eggman Empire
    • Dr. Eggman
    • Metal Sonic
    • Badniks
    • Orbot
    • Cubot
  • Valerie's Rulers

Comic and Gaming Appearances

World of Light (Comic Series)

Kevin is scheduled to appear in the World of light comic along with other characters, that Kevster823 owns, in order to stop Galeem and his spirit army's to take over the world. It's currently unknown what role he will portrayed in the comic.

Dawn of the Equinox

Kevin is scheduled to appear in Dawn of the Equinox (A fan made comic) as a member of Team Blade. He will work alongside Kibo the Wolf and team leader Kennedy the Chaos Tiger in order to save the world from Dr. Eggman and his allies. Before the story takes place, Kevin was found unconscious and on the verge of death in a nearly collapsed temple that Aegis, a legendary hero, and her student Kibo were exploring. Aegis brought him home, nursed him back to health, and allowed him to train alongside Kibo.

Reception

Kevin The Hedgehog's first design, aka the Facebook look according to the owner, received a mixed reaction for the design where people calling it "a nice personality but a lazy design". In DeviantArt, he still received a mixed reaction on his Bio and personality, but his design met with extreme negative reactions and responds by calling him "Sonic recolor", "Carbon Copy Sonic", etc. He received a major redesigned in Aug 2012, his 1.0 and 1.5 facelift design was received positive reception. On January 31st, 2019, as part of his 10th year since his debut into the community, Kevin's 2.0 design was revealed and it was praised and received critical acclaim along with his backstory from the community and art websites. He received positive responses from famous sonic artists such AuntyMoira aka PurityTF1, Mistyvns aka GreyBullet by saying “Kevin has a great design” & "his best design ever".

Quotes

"Sometimes I wonder... why does she like me that much?"

(Referencing on why Melissa likes him a ton)

Trivia

  • Kevin is the first OC character and currently the main mascot to the owner Kevster823
    • He also becomes the oldest in terms of creation and debut
  • Kevin has many references for his personality, attire, etc.
    • Kevin’s hatred for Eggplants resembles of Neptune from Hyperdimenison Neptunia
    • He has the same name as Kevster823 (the owner of the character)
    • He is voice by Kevin Miller, who is well known for voicing Sly Cooper from the Sly Cooper series
    • The color of his highlights and attire called “Miami Blue” resembles to a German car manufacturer Porsche, in which is one of the color options for their selective cars
    • Kevin’s ice powers and abilities he could do, resembles to Sub Zero from the Mortal Kombat series
    • The yellow rings on his wrist resembles to the Sonic the Hedgehog series where you collect rings.
  • Among Kevster's OCs, Kevin is the 1st character to get married and have kids
    • He currently has 7 kids, one from his unknown widowed gf, and 6 from his current girlfriend Ireland.
  • On the 1st teaser image on Kevster's twitter, he mention his first design the "Facebook Era" look
    • This is most likely due to starting his career a year later by joining DeviantArt and FurAffinty
  • Kevin's nickname Project X3NO was name during the time where he was created back in 2007.
  • According to Kevster823, Kevin’s creation was mainly inspired from Purity the Hedgehog and Venus The Hedgehog.
  • Kevin is the only character to have a different eye color in his Super Transformation
  • Some of the fan arts of Kevin 3.0 design shows him with 5 bangs instead of 6
    • This most likely due to Artist are used to draw OC's with 5 bangs
    • Kevster823 confirms that Kevin has 6 bangs due to the rarity of OC's having more that 5 bangs.
    • As of now with his 3.5 design, he now has 4 bangs instead of 6

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