Right? I'm not crazy? This is some weird Japanese mistranslation? I mean, this shameful specimen is a hedgehog:
Hedgehogs are fat pieces of garbage. They're good for one thing, and it's kicking field goals with them.
Now this, this is the glorious porcupine, ruler of the animal kingdom:
Look at that guy! That's a boy with some 'tude! Slicked back hair, just like Sonic! You could see this guy tapping his foot impatiently!
So can we all just agree to call him Sonic the Porcupine from now on?