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    Infinite (Sonic Forces)
    Gender: Male
    Type: Weak, depthless and uninvolved villain
    Species: Jackal
    Portrayed by: Takashi Kondō (Japanese)
    Liam O' Brien (English)
    Status: Unknown (but possibly deceased)
    Media of origin: Sonic Forces

    "I don't know, you kinda went down like a bitch. Also, you may not be weak, but you sure have either a major ego or huge self-esteem issues if you let something Shadow said get to your head that easily."

    Charriii5 about Infinite, Everything Wrong With Sonic Forces in 32 Minutes

    Infinite (AKA Infinite the Jackal) is one of the major villains in Sonic Forces. He's the former leader of the Jackal Squad and the Eggman Empire's best enforcer, with the power of bending reality via the gem on his chest, the infamous Phantom Ruby.

    Why He's Infinitely Weak

    1. His motives for being evil are the textbook definition of idiotic: Instead of something like willing to avenge his friends from the Jackal Squad, he only works with Dr. Eggman to prove to everyone that "he's not weak" after getting his butt kicked by Shadow and being called "worthless" and "pathetic" by the hedgehog.
    2. Infinite can easily be compared to Mitchell Shepard from Hunt Down The Freeman: Both are edgy, both have stupid motivations, had a squad that accompanied them, both wear black uniforms and both are villainous soldiers.
      • One of the only differences is that Mitchell is a villain protagonist and Infinite being a straight-up antagonist.
      • The only other difference ie that Mitchell is a human while Infinite is a Jackal.
    3. Despite being one of the main antagonists, he's extremely underused, with very few screentime and only 3 bossfights (the final fight against him is a copy of Metal Sonic's, by the way).
    4. Similar to Shadow only from Sonic Boom, his personality revolves around being one-dimensionally edgy and arrogant. Also, his boastful dialogue can get old really quickly.
      • For this reason, they are both considered to be the Sonic franchise's edgelords.
    5. His claims of being so powerful are easily disavowed just live up on his name, considering that Sonic doesn't even need the Chaos Emeralds to thrash him and that the Avatar of all characters can also defeat him. Granted, he would have had a harder time if he hadn't gotten ahold of the Phantom Ruby prototype prior, but still.
    6. He doesn't do much with his reality manipulation aside from creating a few harmful cubes and virtual projections of villains from the past (like Chaos and Zavok).
    7. Sometimes, his anger takeouts don't make sense. Why is he targeting Sonic if Shadow was the one to humiliate him?
    8. Idiot move: After knocking Sonic out of the giant snake in his first bossfight, he has the perfect opportunity to end him, but doesn't because Sonic is "not even worth the effort to finish off".
    9. Idiot move nº 2: In the final moments of the game, he creates an artificial sun to scorch all of the Resistance to a crisp, but it would DEFINITELY affect him and Dr. Eggman as well in the process.
    10. Idiot move nº 3: He also did nothing to have a second thought on stopping Eggman from attempting to use the sun to crisp the planet which would have burned them all to death and ecocide which makes him very useless.
    11. After his last bossfight, he says he can still fight, but instead of doing so, he just... scrams.
    12. He apparently lacks self-respect, since he sticks with Eggman's side until the end despite being superior to him.
    13. For all the aforementioned reasons, he's deemed as one of the most disappointing antagonists of Sonic Forces and the entirety of the Sonic franchise due to him being an edgelord and a one-note narcissist.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. His design is pretty neat.
    2. Liam O' Brien does a nice job voicing him.
    3. As usual, his theme song is a banger (despite its misleading lyrics).
    4. He had plenty of potential to be a better character, which earned him some fans who want to see him make a return.
    5. The gaps in his backstory are filled by the "Rise of Infinite" comic and kind of helped to at least give him some layers.
    6. He has some cool moments in the game, like when he and the other villains beat Sonic to a pulp or when he alters reality in the Capital City stage.
      • And by "tactical retreat" you mean to say, "flee with our tails between our legs." I'm quite displeased about this, Doctor.



    • In two pieces of concept art, Infinite would have a prehensile tail, which was scrapped for unknown reasons.
    • Jokingly, according to the third Sonic Twitter Takeover, he collects or has some Sonadow memorabilia.
    • As seen in "Rise of Infinite", he has heterochromia, making him the second character in the series with this trait (along with the G.U.N. commander from Shadow the Hedgehog).


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