The “Hooligans” are a group that Sonic the Hedgehog compared slightly favourably to Rough and Tumble, calling the group “a class-act” by comparison. (StH: #3)

Background Information

  • The Hooligans are, or were, a trio of characters who originated from the classic era of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, specifically Nack the Weasel, Bean the Dynamite, and Bark the Polar Bear. Their status as a team, as well as their team name, were first coined in the Archie Comics’ continuity. Sonic never elaborates on who the team are in the IDW continuity, thus their identity here is unknown.
    • It was later revealed at the IDW Sonic panel, at San Diego Comic Con 2018, that the Hooligans are in fact not allowed to appear as a part of the "Modern Sonic" brand and, by extension, the IDW Sonic series. [1]