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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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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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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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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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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 General Artist
Let's all know that sonic will win. .-.
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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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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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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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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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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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ZacharyGrall Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this SO much. Three of my favorite characters of all time in one ultimate race. Of course, my money would be on Flash, but still this is such a fun piece :)
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MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hehe I'm glad you like it! :D
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Duffyknight2005 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
I love this work, but sonic would lose. Flash is faster than Superman, according to comic books and on most occasions. Still this picture is amazing.  
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MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's probably the case, but you never know. Flash is the fastest in HIS universe :) Thank you for the kind words!
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solardaisy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Combination of Classic Sonic, Modern Sonic and Werehog Sonic Clap 
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MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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solardaisy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
You're welcome
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FantasysMistress Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Looks awesome. La la la la  I don't know about Sonic and Flash but it is already known in the comics that Flash is faster that Superman.
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MauricioAbril Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe Sonic has a trick up his sleeve :) thank you!
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Tales499 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sonic and the Flash tie becuse both are the spped of sound at over 600 mph. The average speed of the sound
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optimusprepus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
superman for sure
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yugioh54444 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Shadow buts in and wins by chaos control!
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Dalkrai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!QㅅQ
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JizzLizz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
there is one who can beat them all and its not Rainbow dash...................its pinkie pie
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LoveMySockhead12 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What does this have to do with ponies? ._.
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JizzLizz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
just thinking of other characters that claim to be the fastest hell i could have put Quicksilver in there but he's just as cocky as flash 
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derekguo31 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student General Artist
he's small compared to the rest... (in the comix he is bigger... but the small size sells the idea)
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ricojes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
"underhog"

heyo... shorty reference!
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VR85 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Great concept!
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Battlergun Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Sonic is already the winner XD
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lovealot4444444 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Flash and Superman are so fast they can time travel.
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