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Spin Attack
Spin Attack
First Appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog #1

Statistics and Overview
User(s) 
Utilization 
  • Offense
  • Speed enhancement
Description 

The user curls into a ball and spins, typically headfirst.

Similar Moves and Variations 
  
The Spin Attack, as well as its version performed while jumping called the Spin Jump, is a technique utilized by many characters. It serves as the basis of several attacks such as the Spin Dash and Homing Attack. It consists of the user curling into a ball while rolling along the ground. When used at a very high speed, the user is also able to destroy breakable obstacles and enemies.

Description

When performing the Spin Attack, the user curls their body up into a tight concussive ball or cutting disk before bashing their targets with their bodies headfirst. When used at a very high speed, the user is able to smash or shred through almost any substance.

When using the Spin Attack, the user usually leaves a colored trail in their wake. Some users also have their features fluttering behind their curled form when using the Spin Attack, like Tails and his twin-tails.

When the user performs the Spin Attack during a jump, it is known as the Spin Jump.

Variants

Croquette Bomber

See also: Croquette Bomber

The Croquette Bomber is a combination move exclusive to Sonic and Amy Rose. When performing this move, Sonic rolls into a ball to prepare for a Spin Attack, and Amy Rose swings and hits Sonic with her Piko Hammer, sending him flying with a strong force.

Homing Attack

See also: Homing Attack

The Homing Attack is a midair version of the Spin Attack. When performing this move, the user uses the Spin Attack as they launch themselves through midair to attack opponents head-first, often in chains.

Rolling Combo

See also: Rolling Combo

The Rolling Combo is a combination move exclusive to Sonic and Tails. When performing this move, Sonic and Tails join two Spin Attacks together to form a larger and more powerful version of the Spin Attack. Spin Dash

Spin Dash

See also: Spin Dash

The Spin Dash is a variant of the Spin Attack where the user charges up their speed and blasts off at a target. It can be used for both battling opponents and simply traveling around at high speeds.

Stink Bomber

See also: Stink Bomber

The Stink Bomber is Rough's personal take on the Spin Attack. When performing this move, he launches into a Spin Attack while releasing a powerful stench to disorientate and immobilize his opponent(s).

Background Information

  • The Spin Attack and the Spin Jump were based on the techniques of the same name in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. They were unnamed in the comic, but are considered tier 2 canon by this site's canon policy, as they do not contradict already established canon from tier 1.