Game Theory: Could Tails Really Fly? (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Pubblicato il 29 gen 2019
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We've done TONS of research on Sonic's speed over the years. From how fast he REALLY is to if he can even survive his own speed - we've covered it all! Well, that's only partially true. Until now we've only turned our Theorist eyes towards the blue hedgehog. That ends today! Enter Tails, the lovable fox sidekick. He's famous for helicoptering his way around with his, you guessed it, tails. What I wanted to know was whether or not Tails SHOULD actually be able to fly. Today Theorists, we are going to find out if this fox is flying high or about to crash and burn!
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  • Requested theory, Who is the actual faker? Sonic or shadow? I want to say sonic, because Shadow was created by Gerald Robotnik, Dr.Eggman’s(Robotnik’s) grandfather. And dr robotnik is responsible for sonic’s untraceable speed. In the comics that is. Dr robotnik tested one of his machines on sonic to make him go faster, and where do you think he learned that? From Dr.Gerald’s, project shadow. Do shadow was the inspiration to Dr. Eggman, an inspiration to give sonic his fast speeds. P.S. Please use this idea for a video. Like so MatPat can see.

    • Also, I forgot to mention, shadow is 50 years older than sonic, making shadow *66 YEARS OLD*

  • TAILS can fly because his TAILS don't go in a circle they go in have to make it look like a circle


  • Actually if Tails is 11 years old and weighs the same amount as a six year old, than he is very light

  • i had a drone

  • The thing is. You arent taking into account that tails' tails dont just spin one way. In sonic 06 when tails gets tired you can clearly see his tails spin one way. Then spin the other way. to stable him mid-air

  • Yeah, but how can Tails carry Sonic. The math you did in the beginning just accounts for Tails, even though he saves Sonic with his tails in multiple games. Myth busted. Myth busted in both ways.

  • i was out in the woods and saw a fox :O

  • Smarter than macgaver I don’t think so

  • F in chats for tails

  • Still waiting on that Red Dead theory.


  • Tails with four tails kinda looks cuter

  • At least there's fan art😎

  • tails can fly because his tails spin like a motor as shown but each individual tail is spining opposite of the whole thing creating that counter balance that he needs

  • You forgot his mater tales

  • 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

  • I’m just gonna say it, tails is farting to the side to counteract the rotor motion of his tails.

  • Tails is the best

  • brasil

  • I fought it was a foot of a ver video

  • Tails is my favorite sonic character

  • This is just a channel that is tricking children into learning something. *Nice.*

  • Uhm its a game boiiiiiiii

  • How dare you poor Tails

  • "the world's most insane eggbeater ever-" Eggman: frick i gotta RUN

  • It doesn’t matter if he can fly or not. He doesn’t do jack anyway! In these modern games he does nothing but sit around and watch sonic.

  • His tails start to spin and his tails and he starts to hover of the ground

  • Let’s fly

  • Why does he sound like a small boy!! I never understood the voice they gave him in the later 3D looking games

  • its a video game anything is possible p.s.this is not a hate comment

  • He. Chunk

  • Tails if you play as him in sonic 2 he cant fly

  • Tails dnd class is a artificer makes powerful items but is crap at using it

  • what if both tails turn opposite each other

  • Matpat: Tales is everyone's favorite fox. Foxy: Am I a joke to you?

  • Actually fatpat in sonic adventure tails has got 4 tails so at least in sonic adventure he can fly so yeah

  • It’s just fiction Jesus Christ

  • But what if each tail spins in a different direction?


  • Do we know what direction each of his tails go? If not, id be willing to suggest that each of his tails go in opposite directions to each other. If they're not rotating in the same directions, this throws out the need for a back rotor. He could very well fly if he made one tail go clockwise and the other go counter-clockwise. Furthermore, by spinning one tail faster or slower than the other (if he has that kind of presicion) he could change direction by rotation. Id love to see what people think of this mini-theory. EDIT: Before anyone says anything, no his tails will not "keep bumping into each other" as long as he spins one higher than the other. However, its debatable whether he has that kind of control. If matpat can pass on the spinning tails, i can pass on more accurate control.

  • "Tails has a magic tookus." -MatPat 2019

  • What is your IQ

  • I liked how you RIPPED OFF HIS TAIL

  • He could have a shoe that should have blades in a circle that would jump out when he starts flying

  • Honestly probably would have to have tails well tails work like a actual propeller in order for him to fly plus there probably you have to have the skin and muscle between his back and tails not be together like literally every animal so yeah ........this got dark

  • *plays sonic 1* me: isint tails broken *picks tails*. *flys over the hole game* me: thisbis lit *eggman comes down my stairs from my moms room whith no pants* eggman: YOU HAVE TO PLAY DA GAME.! me: was dat my moms room.? eggman: ubhhh

  • rule 1:tails has a magic tookus

  • He obviously uses a well directed constant stream of flatulence as his second pair of rotors.

    • Considering the amount of chili dogs and onion rings he would eat, this might be true.

  • Lies LIES!!!!

  • You

  • Nobody cares but at 7:37 that is not classic tails. You can mainly tell by his shoes and eyes.

  • I believe Tails might be, or at least related, to a kitsune. Kitsunes are 9-tailed mythical Japanese foxes. They can fly without wings and without a propeller mechanism. So, if my "theory" turns out to be correct, then maybe Tails can actually fly with just his 2 tails. Can you do a theory on how Tails might be or is related to a kitsune, please?

  • Have you tried turning him off and off again?

  • Matpat: says you have an emotional attachment to a video game character Me: that would be me I'm super attached to tails Everybody else: really..............ಠ_ʖಠ

  • 11.45 but what if tails is actually angling his tails so he could go forward(and yes i know it doesn't show that in the actual game,but still)

  • Maybe the other tail is moving in the opposite direction? YOU GOTS NO PROOF FOOL GET ARIAL BOLD'D

  • make a vid of amy

  • "Tails is obviously everyone's favourite anthropomorphic fox." hmmm... I'm not so sure about that...

    • @Rusty Custard Well Tails is my fav fox, but others.... maybe not...

    • Distasteful, tails is the best fox 😂

  • Another good theory. You missed a opportunity to include one more type of second rotor, coaxial rotors which as of now tails is lacking.