Wave the Swallow is an anti-heroine in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

She one of the Babylon Rogues, with Jet and Storm. She is the most level-headed of the three, taking charge whenever Jet cannot get things done. She does not get along well with Storm, and is rival to Tails (who is friendlier towards her than she is towards him).

Sonic Riders

Jet, Wave, and Storm entered a Grand Prix on Dr. Eggman's behalf to get the Chaos Emeralds and go to Babylon Garden for its treasure. Wave quickly became Tails's rival when she insulted his Extreme Gear, but secretly acknowledged that it was powerful and planted a bomb on it. Wave won her race against Amy, but lost to Tails. When Storm lost to Knuckles, Wave said that his skills suck. When Jet lost interest in the treasure of Babylon Garden, learning that it was a form of technology instead of a gem, Wave convinced him to continue his search since it could still be of value if a genius like Eggman was interested in it.

When Sonic nearly won his race against Jet, Wave detonated the bomb and blew up his Gear, causing Jet to win. The Babylon Rogues went to Babylon Garden, where Wave and Storm nearly got into a fight with Tails and Knuckles, but a fight was averted when E-10000R ran in with his army, forcing them to retreat (though E-10000R was killed by Tails as he took off, despite the scene being followed by a race where the player controls Wave and must defeat E-10000R along with Tails, Knuckles, Storm, and E-10000G, which may just be a representation of that scene).

Eventually, Wave raced alongside Jet, Storm, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy against Babylon Guardian, destroying him and obtaining the treasure, a flying carpet. The Babylon Rogues went their separate ways from Sonic's team, acknowledging each other as worthy opponents.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

Wave, Jet, and Storm were more rivals to Sonic than villains at this point, racing Sonic's team to get to various locations as they sought to obtain the five Arks of the Cosmos. Wave held onto them once the Babylon Rogues got all five of them, but SCR-HD took them from Wave, injuring her in the process (to which Tails tried to help her up). When SCR-HD transformed into Master Core: ABIS and opened the black hole at Babylon Garden, Wave raced alongside Jet, Storm, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy to destroy ABIS and save the world.

Sonic Free Riders

By this point, the Babylon Rogues were simply rivals to Sonic, competing in a Grand Prix, ending with the four teams racing against Eggman.

If the player controls Team Babylon, however, Wave still cheats to win, as she sabotages Team Heroes' Gears without Jet's knowledge or approval, prompting Jet to seek a rematch to avoid his reputation being ruined. If the player controls Team Heroes, however, Wave does no such thing, and Jet's gear has mechanical trouble, causing Sonic to seek a rematch to be fair.




  • Miles "Tails" Prower (arch-rival)
  • Rouge the Bat
  • Cream the Rabbit
  • Charmy Bee



  • Wave is one of three female villains in the Sonic series, other two being Rouge the Bat and Zeena. Like Rouge, Wave is more of a rival or anti-hero than a true villain, and turns good for the most part, unlike the pure evil Zeena, who is presumably destroyed.
  • She seems to resemble a swallow tailed kite more than an actual swallow.

See also


            Sonic the Hedgehog logo Villains

Eggman Empire
Dr. Eggman | Orbot | Cubot | Metal Sonic | Mecha Sonic | Silver Sonic | Mecha Knuckles | Badniks | Tails Doll | E-100 Alpha | E-101 Beta | EggRobo | Eggman Enterprises | MeteorTech | SCR-HD | Master Core: ABIS | Time Eater | Jackal Squad | Infinite | Replicas

Team Dark
Shadow the Hedgehog | Rouge the Bat | E-123 Omega

Team Hooligan
Fang the Sniper | Bark the Polarbear | Bean the Dynamite

Babylon Rogues
Jet the Hawk | Wave the Swallow | Storm the Albatross

Eggman Nega's Forces
Eggman Nega | Metal Sonic 3.0

Deadly Six
Zavok | Zazz | Zeena | Master Zik | Zomom | Zor

Black Arms
Black Doom | Devil Doom | Eclipse the Darkling

Nocturnus Clan
Imperator Ix

Dr. Eggman | Hard-Boiled Heavies (Heavy King) | Metal Sonic

Sonic Boom
Charlie | D-Fekt | Dave the Intern | Dr. Eggman | Hypnobot | Lyric the Last Ancient | Metal Sonic | Morpho | Shadow the Hedgehog | Swifty the Shrew

Babylon Guardian | Bearenger the Bear | Biolizard | Black Knight | Captain Whisker | Carrotia the Rabbit | Chaos | Dark Gaia | Dark Gaia's Minions | Dr. Fukurokov | Erazor Djinn | Fockewulf the Wolf | King Boom Boo | Iblis | Ifrit | Super Sonic | Mephiles the Dark | Merlina | Scorpius | Solaris | Wendy Witchcart

           Archieverse Villains

Archie & Riverdale
Alice Cooper | Andre | Black Hood | Cassidy Bullock | Chic Cooper | Chuck Clayton | Claudius Blossom | Clifford Blossom | Penelope Blossom | Paul Boucher | FP Jones | Gargoyle King | General Augustus Pickens | Geraldine Grundy | Ghoulies | Hal Cooper | Hermione Lodge | Hiram Lodge | Medlock | Mr. Avericci | Mustang | Michael Minetta | Nick St. Clair | Nilnewz | Penny Peabody | Riverdale Reaper | Rose Blossom | Scarlet Helsing | Small Fry Boucher | Southside Serpents | Sugarman | Sweet Pea | Tall Boy | Vampronica | Vinnie Wells

Sabrina the Teenage Witch & Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Satan | Father Blackwood | Madame Satan | Weird Sisters (Prudence Night, Agatha) | Dorian Gray | Bartel | Katrina Spellman | Anirbas | Libby Chessler | Jezebelda Spellman | Drell | Irma Spellman | Brad Alcero | Cassandra | Wish Spirit

Sonic the Hedgehog
Dr. Eggman | Dr. Robotnik | Snively | Metal Sonic | Mecha Knuckles | Tails Doll | Eggman Empire | Team Dark | Shadow the Hedgehog | Rouge the Bat | E-123 Omega | Fang the Sniper | Bean the Dynamite | Bark the Polarbear | Jet the Hawk | Wave the Swallow | Storm the Albatroz | A.D.A.M. | Agunus | Anti-Geoffrey St. John | Auto Automaton | Auto-Fiona | Benedict | Black Death | Boomer Walrus | Brass Knuckles | Breezie the Hedgehog | Brutus Kintobor | Bzzzz | CD-ROM Ram | Captain Claw | Captain Metal Claws | Colin Kintobor | Combot | Comic Book Bots | Commander Brutus | Crocbot | Croctobot | D.R.A.T. | DYNAMAC | Dimitri | Doctor Finitevus | Downtown Ebony Hare | Drago Wolf | Dr. Finitevus | E.V.E | Eel Capone | Egg Sweeper | Emperor Metallix | Enerjak | Evil One | Ferron | Fiona Fox | Flame Legion | Flying Frog | Foxxy | French Frirus | Frost Legion | General Helmut Von Stryker | Grand Chief Whip | Grimer | Hired Mussels | Hunter | Iron Dominion | Iron King | Iron Queen | Ivanna Robotina | Ivo Robughnik | Johnny Snively | Kage Von Stryker | Kid Cruel | King Gong | Kodos | Kragok | Krudzu | Lien-Da | Lightning Lynx | Luger the Echidna | Mammoth Mogul | Marxio Brothers | Mathais Poe | Mecha Sally | Mechanaut | Menniker | Metal Scourge | Metal Sonic Troopers | Metallix | Miles "Tails" Prower | Misty-Re | Moritori Rex | Mr. Beta | Mr. Delta | Mr. Gamma | Ms. Alpha | Nusgau | Octobot | Order of Ixis | Overlord | Patch | Plasma | Proker Metallix | Predator Hawk | Princess Alicia Acorn | Professor Egg | Pseudo Sonic | Rabbot-Zilla | Raiju Clan | Rendfield T. Rodent | Robolactus | Rosy the Rascal | Rykor | Sallactor | Scourge the Hedgehog | Sergeant Simian | Serpentius | Shadowbots | Silver Snively | Sub-Boss | Suguna | Super Scourge | Super Sonic | Syntar | Termite-Nator | The Enchantress | Trogg | Universalamander | Wing Dingo | Xenin | Xorda | Yagyu Ninja | Zan

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