|Name|| NA: Sonja |
|CO Power||Enhanced Vision|
|Super CO Power||Counter Break|
|Appears In|| Advance Wars|
Black Hole Rising
|Specialty|| Hidden Unit HP|
Occasional Bad Luck
Sonja is the daughter of Emperor Kanbei and a Yellow Comet CO. Her specialty is gathering intel, and her Units have +1 Vision in Fog of War. Her own father does get overprotective and sometimes doesn't heed her advice, which gets on her nerves quite often.
Sonja and Sami were classmates in a Military Academy in Orange Star, and sometimes gets on Sami's case for slacking off on her studies. Sonja also has a strong rivalry with Lash due to both having high intellect.
In all games that she's in Sonja is able to hide her Unit's HP from enemy forces, but sometimes suffers from bad Luck that reduces her Unit's firepower from time to time. Starting in Advance Wars 2 her Units have a 50% stronger Counter-Attack. In Advance Wars: Dual Strike, en lieu of the Counter-Attack strength she reduces the Defensive effects that Terrain has on her opposition by one.
Sonja is the one commander that you cannot use during The Final Battle in Advance Wars Campaign mode.
All Games (3 Stars)
Enhanced Vision adds one to the Vision of all her Units, and allows them to look into Forests and Reefs even if there aren't any Units adjacent to that space.
A secondary effect is added to Enhanced Vision in Advance Wars: Dual Strike--enemy forces lose 2 terrain stars off their Defense.
Counter Break (5 Stars)
Counter Break adds two to the Vision of all of Sonja's Units, allowing them to look into Forests and Reefs if they fall into that range and disregarding the presence of Units next to them. Counter-Attacks are stronger, as Sonja's Units will strike first when attacked (the in-battle animation won't reflect this, however).
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
The Enemy's Terrain Bonus is further reduced when Counter Break is used in Advance Wars: Dual Strike, as Counter Break removes 3 Stars from the Enemy's Terrain Bonus.
Sonja is clearly at her best in Fog of War and definitely worth considering whenever a Fog of War mission arises. Outside of Fog of War, you're depending on Counter-Attacks and the reduced Terrain Bonuses in Advance Wars: Dual Strike.
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