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The Sanic is community made measurement of speed in Tribes: Ascend. It refers to the TV show Sonic X, specifically, a line from its opening song: "Gotta go fast," which is commonly used to describe the fast paced gameplay of Tribes: Ascend. The word "sanic" comes from a deformed version of Sonic the Hedgehog drawn by an anonymous amateur artist, which features the above phrase, "Gotta go fast," over the monstrosity's head.
In general one(1) sanic is equal to one(1) km/h.
In Tribes: Ascend, km/h (kilometers per hour) is the official measurement of speed. An Easter Egg in Tribes: Ascend allows a player to replace all instances of km/h with "SANIC." This is achieved by entering "GOTTAGOFAST" (all caps) into the Enter Secret Code from the "Settings" menu. This effect resets when the user exits the game.