Coldsteel The Hedgehog
Coldsteel the Hedgehog, also referred to as Coldsteel the Hedgeheg is a popular fan-made character, based in the Sonic the Hedgehog lore.
Online, the character is frequently made fun of for being a stereotype of an insecure teenager.
While the exact origin of the character remains a mystery, it first appeared on Twitter in May, 2013, credited to @blood_skull_boi84.
This user, however, didn’t join Twitter until 2017.
The original image macro depicts an illustration of “Coldsteel the Hedgehog” as well as a biography and collection of the things he likes and dislikes.
This image macro would blow up on Reddit, by October 2013, with the character’s bio simultaneously being posted as a copypasta on multiple subs.
Spread and Usage
By the summer of 2014, the first YouTube video was uploaded by roman k-0048, titled COLDSTEEL – THE HEDGEHEG trailer.
Within five days, on June 9th, 2014, AirplaneRandy uploaded a parody animation to match the audio of roman k-0048’s video, titled Coldsteel The Hedgeheg – E3 2014 Trailer.
Readings of the copypasta would also emerge on the video sharing platform.
On December 3rd, 2015, a DeviantArt user, named bloodskullboi84 uploaded the “Coldsteel the Hedgehog” image macro to the site, however it is impossible to tell whether the person behind the account is the actual creator of the meme.
- Fandom – Sonic Fanon Wiki