Blaze the Cat (ブレイズ・ザ・キャット Bureizu za Kyatto?) is a fictional, anthropomorphic cat from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sonic Team and owned by Sega. She made her first appearance in the Nintendo DS video game, Sonic Rush.
Blaze is a princess from an alternate reality, the Sol Dimension, and the guardian of the Sol Emeralds, a role similar to that held by Knuckles (protecting the Master Emerald) and Sonic the Hedgehog. She is sometimes referred to as a queen; She is called "Queen Blaze the Cat" on the official Sega of America Sonic mini site, Sonic Central, as well as the former Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) game website. However, in Japanese, her title is 皇女 (Kōjo?), which translates as "imperial princess," (she is also called princess in Sonic Rush Adventure).