The Ricky (リッキー Rikkī?) is a creature that appears in the Sonic X anime series and its comic series published by Archie Comics which first debuted in "Defective Detectives". They are a race of non-anthropomorphic squirrels native to Sonic the Hedgehog's world.
The general Ricky resembles a brown-furred and round-shaped tree squirrel, although slightly larger. Their anatomy is also remarkably humanoid. They have large heads with a smaller torso, medium-sized arms with five-fingered hands, medium-length three-toed feet, a long and curled bushy tails, greyish blue eyes, and triangular ears on top of their head. Additionally, they have peach fur around their face and on their belly and a light brown streak on their tail. Other features include cheek tuffs, a small black nose, and hair bangs on their forehead.
Like actual animals, the Rickies speak only in a language consisting of chirps. Although recognized as animal life, they are remarkably intelligent and sociable, having been shown to live in civilized environments and reside in their own houses.
As a result of the effects of Chaos Control, several Rickies and other creatures got sent to Earth, raising tension about whether they would be able to coexist with humanity. Despite these concerns, the Rickies kept a peaceful existence on Earth, with one even playing around with humans, until they got sent back to their home planet with the other creatures. However, it was not long before Dr. Eggman returned to threaten the Rickies with his plans to take over their world.
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