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Always Root for the Underhog by MauricioAbril Always Root for the Underhog by MauricioAbril
This piece really makes you look deep in yourself and ask the hard question - who would win in a race between Superman, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Flash? Truly thought provoking :)

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Given 2014-06-18
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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186lilly Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student General Artist
No one forget turbo XD
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LordInutaisho Featured By Owner 4 days ago
The Flash will leave them all in the dust.
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santiags101 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly
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:icondeadheart50:
Deadheart50 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Sonic is gonna win! ^^
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stelamoris Featured By Owner 5 days ago
No ben ten as XLR8 would beat everybody.
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MeWantsCookie Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
This is the only picture were you can see Sonic's actual fur.
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huesuxart Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No one can beat the flash
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Indiandwarf Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all know that Sonic is going to stop when he sees the hot dog vendor!!!
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AcidicCity Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
None of them would win, Sanic would be the true victor! 
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Freelancer809 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Go Flash!!!...... Wait! where's Quicksilver? 
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OrageSpark Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ur2slow
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Morlon01 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist
As much as I'd like Sonic to win, Superman would make the race, since he is always better/stronger/faster than everything and everyone he has to deal with. He simply has no limits and therefore wins any competition (watch both Screw Attack's death matches of Superman vs. Goku on youtube for very good and detailed explanations).
Putting that aside, Sonic has a repoutation as "the EARTH's fastest being", but Superman is not from the earth originally... . 

But anyway, still a cool picture. It's rare to see Sonic all serious, but it's understandable with this competition. Clever idea of composition to only "hint" his opponents by having parts of their bodies out of the picture. Great shading and lighting too. Oh, just noticed Sonic's friends in the background, yeah! :D
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
*cough* Saitama Wings *cough*
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the-rotton-core Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Great image though nothing and no one is faster than the flash
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HEXA0711 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You are too slow!
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tluu03 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Bootiful. Sonic wouldn't stand a chance tho.
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samuraicat70 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first I thought that this was a screenshot of a short movie or something. Totally awesome dude! 
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AnimeManMe Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
Can I use this on my youtube account?
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Femscoutisthebest Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
That's soooo cool we should have a race like that for all of the fastest characters
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MyonaPierce Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
I know right? I love sonic but since the flash is so fast he once traveled time/went to another or something i would probably bet on him... and quicksilver as runner up
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Libertades Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Superman gets accidentally tangled with his cape the moment he starts running

Flash accidentally trips over while trying to run

Sonic wins only that way :lol:
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RandomPerson1310 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
That's still not enough time. Flashes mind works at a attosecond, (as a default). After tripping, getting back up, and ordering some takeout, he'd still have enough time to win the race.
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megamage1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
no flash using the speed force and was singled out for so called cheating,and superman trip over his cape,thats how sonic wins.
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Martsuia Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why would flash accidentally trip? 
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Libertades Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No idea, I'm just joking about it happening.
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Crofty666 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Depends on the Flash in this scenario, if it's Barry Allen then there's no contest one of his Titles is 'The Fastest Thing to ever Live', but yeah Sonic stands no chance even if his top speed is 7.2 times that of light Supes and Flash can move at minimum ten times lightspeed although Supes top speed is somewhere around seventeen times faster than light and the Flash hasn't really been given a top speed just that he's REALLY fast.
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basicbeyond Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sonic wouldn't stand a chance the other two can move over 100 times faster than the speed of light. 
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Torivic Featured By Owner 6 days ago
amazing !  I love the coloring ! Which programm and tablet do you used for this ? :heart:
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tazzmanien Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sonic wins the race. you our hearts ;) nice work
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protoss1210 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
cool!
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PATheaD88 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the best is this!
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TheWanderingCactus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Hells yeah.
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KiaKamill Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter what i will always root for sonic
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MyonaPierce Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
It's hard not to, right?
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KiaKamill Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup lol
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
cool
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7-WasabiPerson-7 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Artist
Aaw, Sonic looks so cute. 
Very nice picture! :)
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basicbeyond Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude, he's not THAT small, he's supposed to be three foot something 
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LordHades4 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2016
Warning, nerdy stuff incoming:
So while sonic is faster than the speed of sound, and supes can outrun a speeding bullet, it has been canonically confirmed that as long as the Flash is connected to the speed force( the cosmic reservoir of raw energy that all speedsters (except superman) draw their energy from) he can run at any speed both possible and impossible! The finish line could be on the other side of the galaxy and the flash can run there and back "in a flash"(sorry not sorry). The only thing keeping him from doing so are the repercussions from running to fast, such as tearing a hole in space and time and rebooting the entire DC universe.(WHICH HE'S DONE!!)
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MyonaPierce Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
Well explained! I second that and it is exactly why i say that the flash would win (i just have a hard time explaining this in English) well done, sir
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LordHades4 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Well then, let it be known that if I fail at all other aspects of life, I at least excel at settling disputes between imaginary characters that have absolutely no bearing in real life!:ok: 
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MyonaPierce Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
LordHades4 - The Pacifier, lol, but given how passionate and crazy fans of said imaginary characters are, your skills are very much needed to avoid fan wars (and if tumblr has taught be anything is that they are long and brutal) maybe you should get your own bat signal? Just a thought ;-)
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LordHades4 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Batman Emote :batman: 
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jasonsmith777 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
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HappyNap Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
I believe it has already been clarified (in some comic somewhere, im not big on the whole comic book stuff) that the Flash is faster then superman when it comes down to it... So i guess is, are sonic faster then the Flash?
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GameofArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
LET'S GO FLASH! *waves flag*
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deVaughn07 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man this is a thought provoking piece. This reminds me of my track and field days. The sheer pressure Sonic must be facing racing against two iconic speedsters. Man must be rough on the little giu but don't worry little guy. I got your back. Been there with you since the early 90's. Show em what you're made of Sonic. =D
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kallikiller Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
I really dont understand why people say sonic... He can only run around mach 1 or something like that, were as The Flash has in comic's been shown to outrun instant teleportation ^^
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santiags101 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Currently, money's on Flash. If Sonic learns how to run faster than light, then I'll reconsider.
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DiamondFusion Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Student General Artist
People can argue about this for decades, and no one will really know who'll win for sure.

Personally I'll go for Sonic just because I like him best. XD Amazing picture!
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