In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Elise's most prominent relationship is with Sonic. She forms a close friendship to him, which progresses to her developing romantic feelings for him. Mephiles uses this as an advantage, and kills Sonic, making Elise cry and freeing Iblis. Elise revives Sonic with the Chaos Emeralds, kissing him as he awakens as Super Sonic.
After the defeat of Solaris, Elise and Sonic find the Flames of Disaster in its frail, core form. She theorizes that by putting out the flame now, Solaris will have never existed, which will make it so that she will never have met Sonic in this adventure. Elise nearly breaks down and declares that she does not care what happens to the world, but Sonic simply reminds her to smile, convincing her to be brave and blow out the Flames of Disaster. This event instantly results in a time reboot. At the end of the game, Sonic watches the Festival of the Sun in the distance as Elise senses something familiar about his presence.
Like the game itself, the romance between Sonic and Elise was badly criticized by both critics and fandom as they accused Sonic Team of supporting bestiality, while others considered their romance forced and cringy —especially in the kiss scene, which is considered the worst moment in all of Sonic by many. Despite it being possibly the most hated shipping in the entire fandom, there are still loyal Sonelise fans so far.
- sonelise tag on Tumblr
- sonelise tag on DeviantArt
- When asked about Sonic and Elise's animal-human romance in an interview with GameSpy, English actress Lacey Chabert, who provides Elise's voice stated, "Ha! No, you're just being silly. It's not an inappropriate relationship. Let's just say Sonic and Princess Elise have an attraction for each other."
|SHIPS||het||Bartonia • Buntoine • Chaffron • Jetave • Khanally • Knuxonia • Knuxouge • Knuxulie • Marinic • Minash • Rayream • Shadamy • Shadaria • Shadarine • Shadaze • Shadeam • Shadikal • Shadouge • Silvamy • Silvaze • Silvisper • Sonally • Sonamy • Sonaze • Soneezie • Sonelise • Sonicks • Soniona • Sonouge • Tailrine • Tailsey • Tailsmo • Taiream • Vectilla|
|slash||Espilver • Mephilver • Shadilver • Shadpio • Sonadow • Sonilver • SonMario • Sontails • Vecpio|
|femslash||Amream • Blazamy • Blazeam • Maream • Marinks • Rougamy • Sallicole • Tangaze • Whispangle|
|non-binary||Chaoikal • Meteezie • Rookinite|
|CHARACTERS||male||Espio the Chameleon • Miles "Tails" Prower • Shadow the Hedgehog • Silver the Hedgehog • Sonic the Hedgehog|
|female||Amy Rose • Blaze the Cat • Cream the Rabbit • Marine the Raccoon • Rouge the Bat|