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The Wisps are a race of small, tenticled aliens who originate from Planet Wisp, and possess a mysterious power that they allow individuals to harness. There areat least eight known individual wisp types, each with their own unique ability.
The Imprisoned Planet
At some point in the past, the Wisps and their planet came under the threat of Dr. Eggman. Fortunately, they were saved by Sonic the Hedgehog. Afterward, a bunch of Wisps settled down on Sonic's world where they helped out the residents of Sonic’s world whenever they could, the Wispons being one such way of helping in particular. (StH: #3)
At some point after the Wisps settled on Sonic's world, Whisper the Wolf teamed up with multiple Wisps - a Blue Wisp, a Cyan Wisp, a Green Wisp, an Orange Wisp, and a Pink Wisp. These Wisps would help out Whisper by powering her Variable Wispon under various circumstances. (StH: #8)
During the War
Near the end of the war, a town that served as a hub for Wispon distribution was saved and subsequently conquered by mercenary duo Rough and Tumble. Additionally, while saving the town, a Yellow Wisp was used to power the Drill Wispon that Tumble wielded and a Red Wisp was used to power the Burst Wispon that Rough wielded. As a result of the duo taking over, many Wisps were hoarded in Deployment Pods and Wispons by the two skunk brothers. (StH: #3)
In the town that Rough and Tumble had taken over, the Wisps found salvation when Sonic the Hedgehog and Knuckles the Echidna arrived to stop the two mercenaries. During the heroes' subsequent fight with Rough and Tumble, the Wisps were convinced by Sonic to not let the two villains boss them around. As such, the Wisps in Rough and Tumble's Wispons left them, leaving their arsenal powerless and allowing Sonic and Knuckles to defeat them. Afterward, the now-liberated Wisps decided to stick around and help the villagers defend their town by powering their Wispons. (StH: #3)
During a trip to one of Dr. Eggman's bases, Whisper and her team of Wisps (the Green Wisp included) encountered Sonic and Silver the Hedgehog. Despite Whisper's initial mistrust, once her Wisps openly greeted Sonic, Whisper chose to team up with the duo. When the newly-formed trio then took on a horde of Badniks, Whisper's Wisps came to Whisper's defense when she was at the mercy of the robots. Fortunately, Sonic and Silver destroyed the Badniks before they could harm them. (StH: #8)
The wisps are small floating aliens (no bigger than the head of an average anthropomorphic animal) with three tentacles, with various other features being unique to certain types, from the shape of their “heads” to the number of eyes they have, and of course the powers they possess.
- The Wisps first appeared in the game Sonic Colors, where they are key part of the games story. They have since gone on to appear in further games as power-ups.
- A grand total of sixteen Wisp types have appeared in the video games, but only eight have shown up in the comics so far.