Wave the Swallow
|Wave the Swallow|
|First Appearance||Sonic Riders|
Wave the Swallow is one of the Babylon Rogues along with Jet the Hawk and Storm the Albatross. Wave has always been a professional thief along with Jet and Storm and first appeared in the beginning of Sonic Riders, along with the other Rogues, stealing a Chaos Emerald. Sonic and friends tried to chase the rogues down, but they completely failed which sparks a rivalry. Soon, Dr. Eggman started a contest called the Grand Prix which the Babylon Rogues and Sonic and his friends all entered to compete. Using the Extreme Gear, Wave rivalled Tails in racing and mechanical ideas as they both built the Extreme Gear for their team. She uses the W-type Extreme Gear, but can use many others as well.
In Sonic Riders her goal is to raise the Babylon Garden using all seven Chaos Emeralds so she enters the EX World Grand Prix. Jet the Hawk wins the race, but he only wins by using a cheating device that Wave built into Sonic's board, and gets all seven Chaos Emeralds for the Babylon Rogues. They raise the Babylon Garden, which they escape to.
Soon she races against everybody to determine who the real best racer is. She is playable on the Dark Side, which is unlocked by beating the Hero Mode. In this mode, instead of racing as Tails and racing against Wave, you race as Wave and race against Tails. Dr. Eggman also built many robots to compete in the EX World Grand Prix, but they disappear within the last two races. Soon, Wave is racing alongside Jet and Storm to try and get the Seven Chaos Emeralds for her team. She does the final race that is not a boss in Sonic Riders. In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, she appears again, but this time, the Babylons and the Heroes are friends. They also both want a certain item.
Wave the Swallow is a flying character, just like Tails. She is quick, but she can win races easily using her ability. She can also ride on turbulence and do amazing tricks that will give the player an air boost. Better boards can be bought for her, but her default board is the W-type board. The more points you get fills your Air Tank which, once the Air Tank is full, Wave can send out Tornadoes and use Boosts. Being a flying character also helps her with this, as every single time you go through a ring, you get more air in the Air Tank, and you can do more tricks.
Wave also appears alongside the rest of the Babylon Rogues in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics series.