The name "Miles Prower" is a pun on "miles per hour", a reference to the famed speed of Sonic the Hedgehog. He is an eight year old fox with two tails, hence the nickname. He is known to be Sonic's sidekick, best friend, and a mechanic. He is able to use his two tails to propel himself into the air like a helicopter for a limited time. His debut was in October 16, 1992 in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2; the 16-bit version was released that November.