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27th Jun '16 3:42:50 PM Jiffo
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** If Grimer appears unaccompanied, someone will manage to mention he's Robotnik's "creepy assistant".
14th Jun '16 4:41:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Mutant League'': No relation to the [[MutantLeague animated series]].

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* ''Mutant League'': No relation to the [[MutantLeague [[WesternAnimation/MutantLeague animated series]].
6th May '16 7:23:59 PM Pichu-kun
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!!'''Tropes:'''

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!!These comics contain examples of:



* CaptainObvious: Tails' Captain Obvious statements did not go unnoticed by SonicTheHedgehog.

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* CaptainObvious: Tails' Captain Obvious statements did not go unnoticed by SonicTheHedgehog.Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog.



* EarlyDraftTieIn: At least one early comic showed Splats, an unused rabbit Badnik.



* LawyerFriendlyCameo: When Sonic was trapped in the Special Zone he met parodies of the X-Men and Spider-Man among others.

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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: LawyerFriendlyCameo:
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When Sonic was trapped in the Special Zone he met parodies of the X-Men ComicBook/XMen and Spider-Man Franchise/SpiderMan, among others.



* TotallyRadical:
** The stories usually avoided it, but a lot of the other features didn't.
** The stories avoided it aside from the occasional item of clothing, though if you looked at anything else in the comics (especially photo-related) then you notice how TotallyRadical it was.

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* TotallyRadical:
** The stories usually avoided it, but a lot of the other features didn't.
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TotallyRadical: The stories avoided it aside from the occasional item of clothing, though if you looked at anything else in the comics (especially photo-related) then you notice how TotallyRadical it was.
9th Mar '16 10:20:29 AM Hossmeister
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** One of the more obvious shout-outs appears in the 1995 summer holiday special. In Sonic's biography it outright says his favorite shows are BeavisAndButthead and WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow.

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** One of the more obvious shout-outs appears in the 1995 summer holiday special. In Sonic's biography it outright says his favorite shows are BeavisAndButthead WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead and WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow.
6th Mar '16 11:56:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* AdaptationDistillation: Sonic Adventure's storyline was radically changed to fit into the comic's continuity. Despite being rushed, the end result was a fitting end to the original run.
** The Sonic 3D Blast adaptation became one with the introduction of The Drakon Empire near the end.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Eye variation: Once the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' adaptation came around, the only character with their game eye color was Sonic (and, in his case, it was due to a side effect of prolonged exposure to Chaos, so it's not his natural color). Amy and Tails both had brown eyes, as in the Genesis titles.
** For whatever reason, Knuckles has a metal ring around his neck instead of his trademark fur marking.

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* AdaptationDistillation: Sonic Adventure's AdaptationDistillation:
** ''Sonic Adventure'''s
storyline was radically changed to fit into the comic's continuity. Despite being rushed, the end result was a fitting end to the original run.
** The Sonic ''Sonic 3D Blast Blast'' adaptation became one with the introduction of The Drakon Empire near the end.
* AdaptationDyeJob: AdaptationDyeJob:
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Eye variation: Once the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' adaptation came around, the only character with their game eye color was Sonic (and, in his case, it was due to a side effect of prolonged exposure to Chaos, so it's not his natural color). Amy and Tails both had brown eyes, as in the Genesis titles.
eyes instead of green and blue. Knuckles has blue eyss instead of purple.
** For whatever reason, Knuckles has a metal ring around his neck instead of his trademark fur marking. In his first appearance he didn't have the metal ring.



* AIIsACrapshoot: The Brotherhood of Metallix, Commander Brutus.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: AIIsACrapshoot:
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The Brotherhood of Metallix, Commander Brutus.



* AliensSpeakingEnglish

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* AliensSpeakingEnglishAliensSpeakingEnglish: The characters aren't from Earth but can communicate with English speaking humans.



* {{Anticlimax}}: The Brotherhood of Metallix are defeated with the press of a button. Gets a LampshadeHanging from Sonic.

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* {{Anticlimax}}: {{Anticlimax}}:
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The Brotherhood of Metallix are defeated with the press of a button. Gets a LampshadeHanging from Sonic.



** DemotedToExtra: Expect them from any animal friend that wasn't apart of the Freedom Fighters.



* BadassSanta: An interesting case, in that [=STC=]'s Father Christmas' badassery comes from his ultimate pacifism. He will not, and implicitly cannot fight, nor does he involve himself in the fighting. He's one of Mobius ''very'' few 'true' magic users, as it were, and cannot be touched except in good will. Attacks pass clean through him, and Robotnik's automated defences and robots quietly stop working while he's around.

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* BadassSanta: BadassSanta:
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An interesting case, in that [=STC=]'s Father Christmas' badassery comes from his ultimate pacifism. He will not, and implicitly cannot fight, nor does he involve himself in the fighting. He's one of Mobius ''very'' few 'true' magic users, as it were, and cannot be touched except in good will. Attacks pass clean through him, and Robotnik's automated defences and robots quietly stop working while he's around.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even in an universe full of them, Charmy Bee really stands out (his persona to amusingly similar to how the games later wrote him).

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Even in an universe full of them, Charmy Bee really stands out (his persona to amusingly similar to how the games later wrote him).



* ColonyDrop: Done by Knuckles, who punches a fault line near the Carnival Night Zone. Since the Carnival Night Zone was built on the edge of the Floating Island, Knuckles completely smashed off that portion of the Floating Island, removing the Carnival Night Zone from the island and sending it falling to Mobius, slightly cushioned by some remaining power of the Master Emerald. The crash-landing of the ruined Carnival Night Zone was a shock to one Emerald Hill boy who had just before wished that the Carnival Night Zone was closer then it crashes in front of him.

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* ColonyDrop: ColonyDrop:
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Done by Knuckles, who punches a fault line near the Carnival Night Zone. Since the Carnival Night Zone was built on the edge of the Floating Island, Knuckles completely smashed off that portion of the Floating Island, removing the Carnival Night Zone from the island and sending it falling to Mobius, slightly cushioned by some remaining power of the Master Emerald. The crash-landing of the ruined Carnival Night Zone was a shock to one Emerald Hill boy who had just before wished that the Carnival Night Zone was closer then it crashes in front of him.



* ComicBookTime: The series is explicitly in the 90s. Several issues mention the years in-series being the same as the year the issue was written in. So we have one issue is set on New Year 1997, and a few issues later we have an issue set in 1998.. But no one seems to age throughout the comic. Amy does get a bit less-childish in terms of looks though.

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* ComicBookTime: The series is explicitly in the 90s. Several issues mention the years in-series being the same as the year the issue was written in. So we have one issue is set on New Year 1997, and a few issues later we have an issue set in 1998..1998... But no one seems to age throughout the comic. Amy does get a bit less-childish in terms of looks though.



* DependingOnTheArtist: Whether or not Johnny and Porker wear [[BarefootCartoonAnimal shoes]] and/or [[WhiteGloves gloves]] (once they [[AnthropomorphicShift have clothes]]).

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* DependingOnTheArtist: DemotedToExtra: All of the Animal Friends besides Porker Lewis and Johnny.
* DependingOnTheArtist:
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Whether or not Johnny and Porker wear [[BarefootCartoonAnimal shoes]] and/or [[WhiteGloves gloves]] (once they [[AnthropomorphicShift have clothes]]).



** Tails is normally brown eyed but the cover for issue 200 has him with blue eyes.



* {{Expy}}: The LawyerFriendlyCameo's listed above. Also, though not in this comic, Jet from ''SonicRiders'' has been noted for looking a lot like Tekno.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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The LawyerFriendlyCameo's listed above. Also, though below.
** Though
not in this comic, Jet from ''SonicRiders'' ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' has been noted for looking a lot like Tekno.



*** After Porker left Tekno often filled the SmartGuy role, and when Sonic was AWOL Shortfuse got the BigGuy role (with Amy as TheHero and Johnny or Tails as TheLancer).

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*** ** After Porker left Tekno often filled the SmartGuy role, and when Sonic was AWOL Shortfuse got the BigGuy role (with Amy as TheHero and Johnny or Tails as TheLancer).



* FurryConfusion: More or less averted. Sonic is shown to be vegetarian, humans don't exist on Mobius, and almost all animals that weren't completely anthropomorphic got shifted to it.
** Robotnik, however, is shown [[CarnivoreConfusion eating meat]].

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* FurryConfusion: More or less averted. Sonic is shown to be vegetarian, humans don't exist on Mobius, and almost all animals that weren't completely anthropomorphic got shifted to it. \n** Robotnik, however, is shown [[CarnivoreConfusion eating meat]].meat]]. Considering he is the BigBad this has rather terrifying implications.



* HeroicBSOD: Sonic had/came close to having one of these a couple of times. Mostly when something seriously bad happened to his friends. Finding out [[spoiler:Robotnik had changed history so that he wasn't there to stop Tails dying, or the time he thought he (as Supersonic) had vaporised Tails and Amy.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: HeroicBSOD:
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Sonic had/came close to having one of these a couple of times. Mostly when something seriously bad happened to his friends. Finding out [[spoiler:Robotnik had changed history so that he wasn't there to stop Tails dying, or the time he thought he (as Supersonic) had vaporised Tails and Amy.]]



* HeroicResolve: So long as something existed to menace Mobius, Sonic would ''never'' give up. Best exemplified by the speech he gives to Robotnik when the latter has absorbed the power of the Chaos emeralds to attain [[RealityWarper reality warping powers]], while they're fighting through a series of increasingly bizarre scenarios.

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* HeroicResolve: HeroicResolve:
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So long as something existed to menace Mobius, Sonic would ''never'' give up. Best exemplified by the speech he gives to Robotnik when the latter has absorbed the power of the Chaos emeralds to attain [[RealityWarper reality warping powers]], while they're fighting through a series of increasingly bizarre scenarios.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Marxio Brothers, an obvious parody of both the Marx Brothers and [[SuperMarioBros the Mario Bros.]] Worth noting that one story opens with Sonic playing a video game featuring the Marxio Brothers as electricians and dismissing it as lousy - obviously a TakeThat directed at ''SuperMarioBros.'' FridgeLogic kicks in when you notice that - thanks to Sega product placement - Sonic's playing the Mario expy game ''on a Mega Drive''.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The Marxio Brothers, an obvious parody of both the Marx Brothers and [[SuperMarioBros [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros the Mario Bros.]] Worth noting that one story opens with Sonic playing a video game featuring the Marxio Brothers as electricians and dismissing it as lousy - obviously a TakeThat directed at ''SuperMarioBros.''Super Mario Bros.'' FridgeLogic kicks in when you notice that - thanks to Sega product placement - Sonic's playing the Mario expy game ''on a Mega Drive''.



* NonstandardCharacterDesign: The strongly stylized Sega characters often contrast sharply with the designs of STC's original characters.

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* NonstandardCharacterDesign: NonstandardCharacterDesign:
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The strongly stylized Sega characters often contrast sharply with the designs of STC's original characters.



* OmnicidalManiac: Appeared to be the entire motivation of Knuckles' arch-enemy, the evil echidna [[MadScientist Dr. Zachary]]. When he first appeared, he boasted of his plans to locate and destroy the other echidnas ''after'' he had destroyed Mobius as a warm up, and [[CardCarryingVillain quite happily acknowledges]] the fact that [[AxCrazy he's evil]].

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* OmnicidalManiac: OmnicidalManiac:
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Appeared to be the entire motivation of Knuckles' arch-enemy, the evil echidna [[MadScientist Dr. Zachary]]. When he first appeared, he boasted of his plans to locate and destroy the other echidnas ''after'' he had destroyed Mobius as a warm up, and [[CardCarryingVillain quite happily acknowledges]] the fact that [[AxCrazy he's evil]].



* [[ReverseThePolarity Reverse the Polarity of the Neutron Flow]]: Issue 149, Tails actually said it...

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* [[ReverseThePolarity Reverse the Polarity of the Neutron Flow]]: Flow]]:
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Issue 149, Tails actually said it...



* {{Retcon}}: The stone Sentinel that appears in issue 29 is clearly not a fish in robotic armour. You can see its knees!

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* {{Retcon}}: {{Retcon}}:
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The stone Sentinel that appears in issue 29 is clearly not a fish in robotic armour. You can see its knees!



* ShoutOut: Oh quite a few. Even British daytime television, for instance. Apparently, Richard and Judy were failed artificial life experiments by ''VideoGame/DecapAttack'''s Doctor Frank N. Stein.

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* ShoutOut: Oh quite a few.
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Even British daytime television, for instance. Apparently, Richard and Judy were failed artificial life experiments by ''VideoGame/DecapAttack'''s Doctor Frank N. Stein.



* TruerToTheText: This is what it tends to come across to Sonic fans who discover the comic after being exposed to the more well known, InNameOnly [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog American]] [[SonicSatAM Sonic]] [[SonicUnderground adaptations]]. In reality, this comic precedes all Sonic cartoons and the American comics.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Super Sonic, who has all the powers the form gives in the games with the addition of laser eyes, and is pretty much the most powerful thing on the face of Mobius. He's also a sociopathic murderer, and sometimes destroys a Badnik, only to loop back to ''try and kill the animal released''. This monster only emerged out when Sonic was immensely stressed, and eventually had his energies sealed away. Twice.
** This monster also has ''[[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plushies]]''. That's right, official mass-produced plushies of a ''Sonic'' comic-book character... and a villain, to boot.
** Bizarrely, [[spoiler: He still manages a HeelFaceTurn in the end without getting killed. Hooray for AmnesiacDissonance!.]]

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* TruerToTheText: This is what it tends to come across to Sonic fans who discover the comic after being exposed to the more well known, InNameOnly [[AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog American]] [[SonicSatAM [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Sonic]] [[SonicUnderground adaptations]].[[WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground adaptations]] or even the Japanese ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehog'' [=OVAs=]. In reality, this comic precedes all Sonic cartoons and the American comics.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Super Sonic, who has all the powers the form gives in the games with the addition of laser eyes, and is pretty much the most powerful thing on the face of Mobius. He's also a sociopathic murderer, and sometimes destroys a Badnik, only to loop back to ''try and kill the animal released''. This monster only emerged out when Sonic was immensely stressed, and eventually had his energies sealed away. Twice.
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Twice. This monster also has ''[[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies plushies]]''. That's right, official mass-produced plushies of a ''Sonic'' comic-book character... and a villain, to boot.
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boot. Bizarrely, [[spoiler: He still manages a HeelFaceTurn in the end without getting killed. Hooray for AmnesiacDissonance!.]]



* TakeThat: In issue #2; having been beaten by Tails, Robonik moans as he retreats that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall he'd much rather be watching an episode of much-mailgned soap opera ''El Dorado'']].
** ParentalBonus: Zig-zagged: Considering the show's reputation and target demographic, while it was certainly intended for the older readers, most kids would have got the joke too.

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* TakeThat: In issue #2; having been beaten by Tails, Robonik moans as he retreats that [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall he'd much rather be watching an episode of much-mailgned soap opera ''El Dorado'']].
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Dorado'']]. ParentalBonus: Zig-zagged: Considering the show's reputation and target demographic, while it was certainly intended for the older readers, most kids would have got the joke too.



* TotallyRadical: The stories usually avoided it, but a lot of the other features didn't.

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* TotallyRadical: TotallyRadical:
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The stories usually avoided it, but a lot of the other features didn't.



* UnlimitedWardrobe: Amy, unlike her original continuity counterpart, has one different outfit for each story she appears in.

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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Amy, unlike her original continuity counterpart, has one different outfit for each story she appears in.in aside from her classic design. Several of them are sweatshirts but they still have different designs.



* WhamLine: Sonic The Comic Issue #82 has this line from the Kintobor computer;

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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Sonic The Comic Issue #82 has this line from the Kintobor computer;



* {{Xenofiction}}: The ''EccoTheDolphin'' adaptation focused on this angle, which is present in the games themselves.

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* {{Xenofiction}}: The ''EccoTheDolphin'' ''VideoGame/EccoTheDolphin'' adaptation focused on this angle, which is present in the games themselves.
8th Nov '15 5:45:03 PM nombretomado
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** One of the more obvious shout-outs appears in the 1995 summer holiday special. In Sonic's biography it outright says his favorite shows are BeavisAndButthead and RenAndStimpy.

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** One of the more obvious shout-outs appears in the 1995 summer holiday special. In Sonic's biography it outright says his favorite shows are BeavisAndButthead and RenAndStimpy.WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow.
6th Nov '15 7:36:51 AM Prfnoff
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* ShoutOut: Oh quite a few. Even British daytime television, for instance. Apparently, Richard and Judy were failed artificial life experiments by ''DecapAttack'''s Doctor Frank N. Stein.

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* ShoutOut: Oh quite a few. Even British daytime television, for instance. Apparently, Richard and Judy were failed artificial life experiments by ''DecapAttack'''s ''VideoGame/DecapAttack'''s Doctor Frank N. Stein.
2nd Nov '15 2:28:06 PM FF32
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* BigBad: Doctor Robotnik is the Big Bad for Mobius for the first 100 issues, following this he is first [[DemotedToDragon Demoted To Emperor Ko-Dorr's Dragon]] which leads to Emperor Ko-Dorr being TheBigBad, after this he is then [[DemotedToDragon Demoted To Princess Kupacious' Dragon]] which leads to Princess Kupacious being TheBigBad, however in the Sonic Adventure arc Chaos becomes the Big Bad, Trogg is the Big Bad in the Nameless Zone arc.

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* BigBad: Doctor Robotnik is the Big Bad for Mobius for the first 100 issues, following this he is first [[DemotedToDragon Demoted To Emperor Ko-Dorr's Dragon]] which leads to Emperor Ko-Dorr being TheBigBad, the BigBad, after this he is then [[DemotedToDragon Demoted To Princess Kupacious' Dragon]] which leads to Princess Kupacious being TheBigBad, the BigBad, however in the Sonic Adventure arc Chaos becomes the Big Bad, Trogg is the Big Bad in the Nameless Zone arc.
22nd Aug '15 10:23:50 AM rjd1922
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A [[BritishComics British comic]] that ran in the 1990s (but has seen an internet revival). Although SonicTheHedgehog is in the title, originally it was sort of a British, Sega equivalent of ''Nintendo Power'', (although not to be confused with the more straight-laced ''Official Sega Magazine'' which ran at the same time, more or less until the launch of the Saturn) showcasing strips about other Sega games and sections including game reviews, cheat codes and walkthroughs, and so forth. As time went on, various factors (including a Sonic version of WolverinePublicity) meant that most of this gradually disappeared in favour of more Sonic stories.

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A [[BritishComics British comic]] that ran in the 1990s (but has seen an internet revival). Although SonicTheHedgehog ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' is in the title, originally it was sort of a British, Sega equivalent of ''Nintendo Power'', (although not to be confused with the more straight-laced ''Official Sega Magazine'' which ran at the same time, more or less until the launch of the Saturn) showcasing strips about other Sega games and sections including game reviews, cheat codes and walkthroughs, and so forth. As time went on, various factors (including a Sonic version of WolverinePublicity) meant that most of this gradually disappeared in favour of more Sonic stories.
18th Aug '15 7:01:29 PM nombretomado
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be mistaken for]] [[ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog The Archie Comic]]. And has absolutely nothing to do with [[NitroPlus SoniComi]].

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be mistaken for]] [[ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog The Archie Comic]]. And has absolutely nothing to do with [[NitroPlus SoniComi]].
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