Debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in 1992, the Super Sonic transformation is Sonic’s ultimate trump card against his mortal foes. By collecting all seven Chaos Emeralds and (usually) fifty gold rings, Sonic is able to transcend into this yellow gold hedgehog that grants him speed and power beyond measure. The duration at which he is able to maintain this state depends on the number of gold rings acquired. One ring is consumed for every second in this form until eventually all are depleted. It is also rumored that harnessing all seven Chaos Emeralds grants the wielder the ability to perform miracles, hence the need for safekeeping against those who mean to do harm.