Jet the Hawk is the 14-year-old hawk leader of the Babylon Rogues, and is often nicknamed the “Legendary Wind Master” due to his mastery of Extreme Gear. He’s Sonic’s most potent rival in Sonic Riders, and he uses a Type-J board that allows him to reach high speeds. Jet also possesses a mysterious “control box”, passed down from his ancestors, that is said to awaken the fabled Babylon Garden. Only the power of the Chaos Emeralds can activate its fabled power.
Some fans believe Jet to be modeled after Bean the Dynamite from Sonic the Fighters, and in some cases, people even mistook Jet to be Bean. Nintendo Power magazine played a joke on this fact by giving an image of Jet a caption reading; “Bean? Is that you, Bean? Oh! How we’ve missed you!”. Few people notice that Jet has the opposite color scheme to Sonic. Sonic is blue with green eyes, but Jet is green with blue eyes. Scourge the Hedgehog from Archie comics has the exact same color scheme.
Sonic Channel reveals info about Jet that wasn’t stated in Sonic Riders. Apparently, Jet is 17, and is the same height as Sonic and Shadow (100 cm). He also weighs 33 kilograms–two kilograms fewer than Sonic or Shadow. Jet’s original name was intended to be “Wind”.