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Always Root for the Underhog by MauricioAbril Always Root for the Underhog by MauricioAbril
This was my piece for Popzilla Gallery's 5th art show called "POPcade" - a tribute to video games and pop culture. It really makes you look deep in yourself and asks the hard question - who would win in a race between Superman, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Flash? Truly thought provoking :)

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Always Root for the Underhog by MauricioAbril

This picture is simply amazing! I love the overall coloring and the texture the artist managed to give Sonic's fur. The details in the background such as Sonic's friends rooting for him really add to the charm of this picture! The artist also has an overall great gallery that is certainly worth taking a look at. ( Suggested by Amalika and Featured by Ry-Spirit )
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epicman619 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have questions about peeps that should be there
Where are the following?
Quicksilver (Marvel Comics)
Quickman (Megaman)
Shulk [After Casting Monado Speed] (Xenoblade Chronicles)
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, yes there could be so many fast racers in this race as well, but the concept for this came from the original race between Superman and the Flash back in the 60's. So the idea was to show what it'd be like if Sonic decided to enter the race :)
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Livonata Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm neither a Sonic nor a DC fan but that piece of art is just amazing °A°
The idea and the implementation is so gooooood *falls fron chair*
And look at that little tail of Sonic ... it's so cute ^^
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thank you :)
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kittycat165 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   Writer
Awsome pic ,
I like every little detail in this artwork Sonic LA- Moving X3 
and of course Sonic will be in the race, I wonder how of the three will win...
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad this piece gets people talking about who would win :D
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:iconkittycat165:
kittycat165 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015   Writer
your welcome :)
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:iconarcticshadowfox:
ArcticShadowFox Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
needs rainbow dash
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:iconjnoche:
jnoche Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Artist
Really...
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wanderingstreet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, great job. You know this race got ridiculous when Superman is the slowest competitor. I'm a Flash fanboy so my moneys on him.
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. It was a fun concept :)
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DarthGrave Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Sonic and the Flash both probably would end up in a tie since they both can go the speed of sound and the speed of light. And Superman would end up second. Sure Superman's fast, but the Flash beat him a couple times in a fair race and Sonic's just as fast as the Flash.

To be honest if it was an 'everything goes' race. Sonic would beat both the Flash and Superman in a spilt second since he can use 'Chaos Control' to warp time and space so he can teleport.

Teleportation is the fastest form of speed travel. So if Sonic used 'Chaos Control' in a 'everything goes' race he'd win the race hands down in a spilt second. The Flash and Superman wouldn't stand a chance of beating him.

In a fair race Sonic and the Flash would both end up in a tie for first place with Superman getting second place.
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MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's cool! I didn't know that about Sonic, but it'll be good in case anyone asks me again (and they will). Thank you!
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jnoche Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Artist
Wow, This Amazing! How Long Did it take?:D (Big Grin) Clap :happybounce: La la la la Sonic LA- Moving X3 Sonic Running Sonic Battle run Avatar for SpyroxCynder :sonicclap: sonic gif Hyper Sonic Animation Sonic (Uh-ah) [V2] sonic avie Breakdancing Sonic Icon Sonic Taunt Animated Sonic Winking Avatar Sonic Golf Animation 
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I worked on it in different chunks of time but if I were to guess maybe around 10 hours give or take :)
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:iconjnoche:
jnoche Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Student Artist
Oh, Cool! Keep Up The Good Work!
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NintendoGamer5000 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! Look at Sonic's friends cheering for him in the background! 

Anywho, I think Sonic will win. Sonic Running Sonic Running Sonic Running 
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Knuckles-N-Cupcakes Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey guys sonic needs a Olympic ga....oh wait
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RandomAnimeMadness Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Sonic! :D
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CodeOfArms Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Flash
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Warlordgab Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Even though I know who would most likely win; this is freaking Awesome!!! :headbang:

Sonic looks both badass and adorable :D
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JSGEntertainment Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
What, Quicksilver isn't good enough to join the race? ;P

In all seriousness, excellent job.
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:iconsamano:
samano Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!
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dragonjule Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he so cute
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FiendishBro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
When u feel the need for speed,
best take heed and maintain the lead,
Gotta go fast!
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Candicelovessonicfor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
GO SONICS RANGERS GO
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MatthieuLacrosse Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Don't forget the roadrunner and speedy gonzales
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Supersawson Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
ooh man oooh man I don't know who will win
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The race is up for grabs :)
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sho87 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Superman wins, he outraced infinity.
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:iconnoxv:
NoXV Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Flash wins, he outraced Superman.
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sho87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Pre Crisis Superman outraced infinity itself, and Flash beat the weakest incarnation Post crisis in a race.
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ThaDTDrawer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's all know that sonic will win. .-.
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twisterfox321 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
In all respect, Sonic would TOTALLY win this match...
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ThaDTDrawer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We always would root for sonic.

Except for Sonic Boom.

Oh man I hate that game.
Facepalm 
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:icontwisterfox321:
twisterfox321 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Well... At least the TV series is good
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:iconthadtdrawer:
ThaDTDrawer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At least.

Icon Sonic Boom 
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AuburnBright Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how small Sonic is next to them. This is a really well-done piece!
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raviothelorulean Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I'd take Sonic in a heartbeat! :D
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j-matt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
This is going to be intense :-)
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unmarkedbrony Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is not my background :3
i love sonic.. me being born in the- well in 1990 i played sonic when i was young loved the game and this pic is amazing
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MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconunmarkedbrony:
unmarkedbrony Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*now my background*
and no problem :P
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TheDannyMan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, it's interesting. Even though it's commonly said that The Flash would outrun anything, logically, I would say Superman would win in a race. Still, I'm inclined to root for Sonic. Seeing how he's supposed to be the 'Fastest thing alive' in his universe...
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I figure that in whatever multiverse dimension all three would be in, the race would be up for grabs.
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:iconvioletasilvestre2011:
Sonic!!
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know what to say other than this is magnificent! :D
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:iconmauricioabril:
MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, it's much appreciated! :)
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TaeKwonDoMonk Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You're most welcome ^_^
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Viper-X27 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Flash.
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