Nazo the Hedgehog is the main antagonist of the fan-made film "Sonic:The Power of Nazo", as well as it's re-make film "Sonic: Nazo Unleashed" and its upcoming sequel, "Sonic: The Wrath of Nazo".
Nazo was designed and inspired after the early character design for Super Sonic which was featured in the series teaser trailer and the beta image that was once featured on Sega's official Japanese website. The name "Nazo" originated from the filename for the image on Sega's website "Nazo.jpg", which some fans assumed was the character's name. This was debatable as the word "Nazo" (謎) means "Mystery", "Enigma", "Puzzle" and/or "Riddle" in Japanese, leading others to believe "Nazo" was only used as a file image designation. Years later, Sonic Team's current producer Takashi Iizuka responded to fan questions regarding "Nazo's" true identity and confirmed that "Nazo" was actually an early version of Super Sonic, despite the trailer featuring Super Sonic in his classic design.
- 1 Physical Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 History
- 4 Powers and abilities
- 5 Special moves
- 6 Transformations
Nazo appears as a hedgehog similar to Sonic and Shadow, He has bluish-white/light blue spines and possesses a glowing white, his fur is mostly Light blue. In his initial appearance in Nazo Unleashed, he wore red and blue shoes with Super Sonic-esque quills. In The Wrath of Nazo, he will have black shoes with blue stripes, yellow armbands, and a yellow, black-lined triangle on his chest.
Nazo is a dangerous individual dedicated to becoming a force of pure chaos. His desire for power drives his actions to destroy anyone or anything that stands in his way.
At first glance, Nazo possesses a severe disposition, believing any sort of confrontation against him to be a waste of his time. He is also confident in his might, believing that Sonic’s super form wouldn’t be enough to defeat him. However, this confidence can lead to Nazo underestimating his enemies, and he can be surprised when they put up more of a fight.
When Nazo achieves his Perfect and Hyper forms, he revels in his seemingly unrivaled power. He also becomes vicious, toying with Sonic and Shadow as he outclasses them. Despite this, Nazo again tends to let his power affect his judgment. He becomes surprised when Sonic and Shadow fuse to become Shadic, and Knuckles and Tails aid in the fight. Ultimately this leads him to his downfall and defeat.
Sonic: Nazo Unleashed
Four months after the events of the Shadow the Hedgehog, Nazo appears from out of a Chaos Emerald due to the build up of negative energy within it. He immediately steals the Master Emerald and then goes to collect six of the Chaos Emeralds, destroying Metropolis in his rampage. Nazo then heads to the badlands of South Island in search of the last Chaos Emerald.
Tails and Knuckles find Sonic running in the desert and tell him of Nazo's actions, and the trio goes off to the badlands themselves where they find the Master Emerald and six of the Chaos Emeralds, but Nazo appears immediately thereafter. Knuckles attacks him from underground, but Nazo heals his wounds. Knuckles then powers up and tries to punch Nazo, but he is defeated by a simple backhand by the hedgehog..
With Knuckles knocked out, Nazo then attacks Sonic, who easily dodges his energy shots with his speed. However, Nazo gains the upper-hand using Chaos Control to teleport above Sonic and knock him into the ground. Nazo then attempts to finish Sonic with another blast. However, Shadow saves Sonic before he can be killed. Shadow then confidently attacks Nazo and the two have a clash of Chaos powers. Shadow appears behind Nazo, holding a pistol to his head, but is immediately incapacitated by Nazo, causing the last Chaos Emerald to fly from Shadow and land next to the others, allowing the seven emeralds to come together.
Nazo mocks the fact that Shadow claimed to be the Ultimate Life Form, and goes to attack Sonic again, but is stopped by Tails when the latter uses a blast from his energy cannon. Annoyed, Nazo brutally blasts Tails, grievously wounding him and causing Sonic to transform into Dark Sonic due to the seven emeralds all being together and responding to Sonic's anger. Nazo attempts to fight Dark Sonic but is overpowered by Sonic's power. However, Sonic comes to his senses and realizes that Dark Sonic can't truly defeat Nazo and thus uses the positive energy to transform into Super Sonic, waiting to confront Nazo.
Later on, Nazo recovers and reappears to engage Sonic in battle once more, only to find him in his super form. He briefly mocks Sonic's use of his super form, only to suffer a barrage of Sonic's attacks. Nazo then rights himself and clashes with Super Sonic, showing his full power in his base and eventually managing to outmatch him in the battle.
With Sonic Knocked out, Shadow attempts to ambush Nazo but is knocked down. Shadow becomes Super Shadow, and sees Sonic Beaten off his super form. Nazo and Super Shadow begin to fight relatively evenly, though Nazo has a slight upper-hand. Shadow manages to get an opening and uses an incredibly powerful and rapid assault of Chaos Arrows before finishing with a Chaos Spear, causing a large explosion.
However, the bloodied Nazo heals from the attack. Sonic turns back into Super Sonic, and the two attack Nazo together using the super version of Light Speed Attack. Nazo cannot follow their movements and is beaten down by their combined powers and abilities, and the duo eventually blasts him into a crater and momentarily defeat him. As Sonic is celebrating with Knuckles and Tails - who had been healed by Knuckles using rings - Nazo quickly grabs all of the Emeralds and takes them to Angel Island, causing it to float into the sky, and leaving Sonic and the others to pursue him.
Nazo stands atop the Master Emerald with the Chaos Emeralds at the Angel Island emerald alter as Sonic, Shadow, Tails, and Knuckles appear via Chaos Control. Nazo tells them they are too late to stop him and explains his origins as a being of negative chaos, having slowly formed inside the Chaos Emeralds due to the build up of negative energy from beings who used them for negative purposes, such as Dr. Eggman, Chaos, the Biolizard, and Black Doom.
Nazo states he will use the power of the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald to go beyond the strength of a god. Using the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald, Nazo then transforms into Perfect Nazo. Sonic becomes Super Sonic and attacks Nazo, but is unable to deal any damage to Nazo. Not willing to give up, Sonic tries to continue, but he is quickly knocked out by a Chaos Flare. Shadow becomes Super Shadow and uses Chaos Control to speed up his movement, but Nazo responds with his own Super Chaos Control, slowing down time, before blasting him out of the air.
Though it appears he's been defeated, Shadow removes his limiter rings and transforms into Chaos Super Shadow, grabs Perfect Nazo by the throat, teleports him into a cliff-side, then releases a point-blank Chaos Blast, consuming the island and reverting Shadow to base. However Nazo is unharmed, and when Shadow asks who he is, declares that he is the Ultimate Life Form, and knocks the black hedgehog into Sonic. Nazo then mocks the two hedgehogs as the planet's only defense to stop him. Beaten, Sonic and Shadow then remember their friends, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream and Cheese, Rouge, and E-123 Omega, subconsciously tapping into the power of the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emeralds.
With the Chaos Energy that transforms the Chaos Emeralds into the Super Emeralds, They transform into Hyper Sonic and Hyper Shadow before using Chaos Control - performing Chaos Unification into one being: Hyper Shadic.
Perfect Nazo laughs - declaring that they are only delaying the destruction of the universe - but is unexpectedly overwhelmed by Shadic's power. Hyper Shadic and Perfect Nazo power up and begin fighting. Nazo uses Chaos Control along with Shadic, and the two fight in the time-stopped plane. Shadic is knocked back, but attacks with the Light Speed Attack, outmatching Nazo with his speed. Nazo's Perfect Eruption clashes with Shadic's Chaos Wind and the two continue to fight. Shadic knocks Nazo into an asteroid, and Nazo responds by knocking him into the moon. Shadic uses Chaos Control and then Spin Dashes to knock Nazo back to Earth.
Nazo shows to be exhausted while Shadic is seemingly fine. Shadic is sure of himself, but Nazo questions how many rings he has left, causing Shadic to lose his confidence immediately. He then reveals that since The Duo had turned the Chaos Emeralds into Super Emeralds, it had amplified the amount of negative energy, which Nazo then absorbs, turning him into Hyper Nazo. Nazo then explains his goals, he is naturally inclined to obtain as much power as possible and in time will have more energy than any universe, but that he will never have the infinite energy of the Master Emerald and thus he will detonate Earth, shattering the Master Emerald into thousands of pieces and making it impossible to restore it.
Shadic tells him there is no way he will let that happen, so Nazo responds by teleporting into the air and prepares his ultimate attack, the "Master Breaker." Shadic absorbs all of the rings in the world to create his Billion Ring Chaos Wind in an attempt to counter Nazo, with everyone giving their rings to Shadic - even the likes of Metal Sonic. The two attacks are fired and clash.
Nazo amplifies his attack and begins to overwhelm Shadic, however, Tails and Knuckles turn into their Super states, and Super Tails throws Super Knuckles at Hyper Nazo as Shadic puts nearly all of his power into his attack, Knuckles punches Nazo into Shadic's attack, apparently destroying him, but he teleports out of it unconsciously into the void of Chaos. Nazo is surprised he is still alive, when Hyper Shadic appears before him, Nazo is weakened in the void and so Shadic is able to take back the energy that he stole, reverting him to Perfect Nazo, and turning Shadic into Full Power Hyper Shadic, Perfect Nazo prepares a final attack, declaring that he has had enough, but Shadic reverts Nazo back into his normal form and obliterates him and the void of Chaos.
However, one of Nazo's rings survived his destruction and was picked up by Eggman.
Sonic: The Wrath of Nazo
Sometime after the events of Nazo Unleashed, Nazo is somehow revived by Eggman. While not much is none of the plot, it seems that Nazo is still determined to destroy the Master Emerald.
Sonic: The Return of Nazo
In an alternate continuity, shortly after locating Nazo's wrist ring, Eggman was approached by Sonic, but hid the ring from his foe and managed to slink away without Sonic being aware of it. Four months later, Eggman is at his base examining the ring, but the machine malfunctions and the ring explodes to reveal Nazo, critically injured but survived Hyper Shadic's attack. He begs Eggman to help him and he agrees if Nazo promises to swear his loyalty to him afterward and Nazo agrees, allowing Eggman to install cybernetics into his body, turning him into Cyber Nazo, possessing greater strength and speed than before, as well as the ability to detect and locate Chaos energy.
Nazo is pleased with the results but then reveals to Eggman he has no intention to obey his commands and attempts to kill the doctor with an energy blast before he flies away and takes the five Chaos Emeralds that were already collected at the base.
Powers and abilities
Being a manifestation of collective Negative Chaos Energy, Nazo is a dangerously powerful being. He can manipulate Negative Chaos Energy and use it for various devastating attacks, including beams, destructive blasts, and even Chaos Control to teleport. Nazo can also absorb the negative energy of the Chaos Emeralds to increase his power further and acquire different transformations such as his Perfect and Hyper forms.
While not as fast as Sonic or Shadow, Nazo possesses a degree of superhuman speed to keep up with them in battle. He yields tremendous endurance, taking both Sonic and Shadow in their super forms without showing any sign of fatigue. It is worth noting that the only time he was tired was when he fought Hyper Shadic in his Perfect form, unable to keep up with his speed. He is also capable of flight and has an incredible healing factor, as any wounds he receives heals near-instantly. However, this ability has only been shown in his base form, leaving it up to debate whether he has it for his transformations.
Nazo has also proved to be an accomplished fighter, having beaten Sonic and Shadow, both incredible fighters in their own right, in hand-to-hand combat.
It's also worth noting that in the director's cut, Chakra-X says that had Knuckles' Maximum Heat attack connected, it could've done some serious damage but Nazo was simply too fast for Knuckles.
- Chaos Eruption - A large red orb of negative Chaos Energy that can be used in the air and on the ground. Nazo used it when he was destroying the city while fighting Super Shadow, and its Perfect version while fighting Hyper Shadic.
- Chaos Flare - A horizontal beam of negative Chaos Energy. He first used it to brutalize Tails, then again when attacking Super Sonic as Perfect Nazo.
- Chaos Turret - Nazo fires an upwards beam of negative Chaos Energy. Stronger than Chaos Eruption, but can only be used firmly on the ground. He used it when fighting against Sonic's super form.
- Chaos Control - Nazo can use the power of Chaos Control, but doesn't require the emeralds to use it. Using it he can stop time and teleport with it and in his Perfect form, he had a variant called "Perfect Chaos Control," which makes the normal Chaos Control move at a snail's pace in comparison.
- Master Breaker - Nazo's ultimate attack with the intention of destroying both the Master Emerald and the earth, which would cause it to shatter into thousands of pieces and be scattered across the galaxy to the point where it can never be reassembled again.
Nazo's Super state Super Nazo, which only appears in The Power of Nazo. This form is achieved using the Master Emerald only, in this form he is able to outmatch Super Sonic and Super Shadow but is quickly beaten by Hyper Shadic. Chakra-X described the form as "green" and "Super Saiyan 2-like."
Using the power of the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald, Nazo achieves his super form, Perfect Nazo. In this form, his fur is red, and he gains more quills that are even more spiked than before, along with four golden brace-like rings appearing on his wrists and ankles. His eyes have turned yellow with red iris' and the black shadows on the edge of them turning blue, along with his shoes turning into a black color with yellow markings and his voice changing as well.
In this form, Nazo gains a colossal increase to his already incredible power. Upon transforming, his power was great to cause worldwide tremours, as well as thunderstorms, and stir the ocean waters into tidal waves. His control over Negative Chaos Emeralds reaches new heights, allowing him to fire more destructive energy blasts and use his newly acquired Super Chaos Control, causing even the use of Chaos Control to move at a snail's pace.
Nazo also posses much great strength than what he did in his previous form, able to defeat both Sonic and Shadow in their super forms and survive Shadow super charged Chaos Blasts with no injuries.
Chakra-X described naming Perfect Nazo as following the same naming pattern as Perfect Chaos.
By absorbing the negative energy of the Super Emeralds, Nazo becomes Hyper Nazo, becoming exponentially more powerful - much more powerful than Hyper Shadic - requiring Super Tails and Hyper Knuckles to make him drop his guard so Shadic's ultimate attack can hit him and even then only managed to weaken him.
This form is very similar to his Perfect form due to this it being an augmented version, the only differences being his braces turning black, his shoes' design changing, and his eyes turning from red iris with blue edges to blue iris with black edges.
Chaos Nazo is a new from Nazo obtains in The Wrath of Nazo, which he uses after he is revived by Eggman. In this form, he becomes primarily green save for black highlights on his quills, his blue-striped shoes become purple-striped, and a yellow triangle on his chest becomes a purple rhombus. His leg-bands also become yellow.
Chaos Nazo has been teased to possibly be as strong or even slightly stronger than Perfect Nazo. Chakra-X has also stated that this form is based on Super Nazo.
This is Nazo's new base form in the fan-made sequel, The Return of Nazo. In this form, Nazo has been enhanced with cybernetic attachments built into his body to save him by Dr. Eggman after tricking him into helping him. These enhancements boost Nazo's speed and possibly powere too, higher than it was in his original form where he is able to beat Dark Sonic, as well as the combined power of Super Sonic and Super Shadow; feats that seemed to be perhaps impossible in his purely organic form. Nazo is faster in this form and falls just short of Super Shadic in terms of speed, power and abilities.
He also gains new abilities thanks to the cybernetics built into him, such as an energy-powered punch called "Cyber Impact", the ability to create an energy sword, sense others' energy, and can manipulate others' energy techniques. He also gains a beam attack known as ''Cybernetic blast''.
Appearance-wise, Nazo looks extremely similar to his base, though about half to 2/3 of his entire body, including his entire legs and main upper torso, completely covered with blue and yellow armor, and his left eye, which was lost and damaged, has been replaced with a device that can detect chaos energy.
Perfect Cyber Nazo
Cyber Nazo's true form after taking in the energy of the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald, turning him into Perfect Cyber Nazo. In this state, his organic body retains his perfect form, but his once blue cybernetic attachments turn dark red and spikes develop a pair of spikes on his wrists and feet. while his powers in this form are unknown, it is much more powerful than Super Shadic and possibly about as strong or even slightly stronger than Hyper Shadic, as the original perfect Nazo was slightly weaker than Hyper Shadic. His chaos energy detector is black like his base form.
Hyper Cyber Nazo
Cyber Nazo's ultimate form after absorbing the energy of the Super Emeralds, transforming into Hyper Cyber Nazo, his appearance remains mostly the same, with his cybernetic attachments turn from dark red to black and the pair of spikes on his wrists and feet grow in length, nearly twice as much. His power in this state is unknown, however, it is certain that this form is certainly much stronger than Hyper Shadic. Unlike Perfect Cyber Nazo, Nazo's chaos energy detector is now red, instead of black.