History EnsembleDarkhorse / SonicTheHedgehog

15th Apr '17 5:28:57 PM nombretomado
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** Metal Sonic is especially notable, because aside from SonicCD, the character made no appearances in the major classic games,[[note]]Mecha Sonic does not count, since it is a separate robot from Metal,[[/note]] being [[DemotedToExtra delegated]] to more obscure titles like ''VideoGame/SonicTripleTrouble'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'', ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' and ''VideoGame/SonicR'', and mere cameos or non-canon appearances in the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series. After his [[HijackedByGanon surprise comeback]] in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', he was permanently cemented as a significant recurring foe in the series.

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** Metal Sonic is especially notable, because aside from SonicCD, ''VideoGame/SonicCD'', the character made no appearances in the major classic games,[[note]]Mecha Sonic does not count, since it is a separate robot from Metal,[[/note]] being [[DemotedToExtra delegated]] to more obscure titles like ''VideoGame/SonicTripleTrouble'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'', ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' and ''VideoGame/SonicR'', and mere cameos or non-canon appearances in the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series. After his [[HijackedByGanon surprise comeback]] in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', he was permanently cemented as a significant recurring foe in the series.
14th Apr '17 7:21:11 PM darkabomination
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* [[TheSmartGuy Miles "Tails" Prower]], [[WarriorMonk Knuckles the Echidna]], [[TheRival Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Blaze the Cat]] and [[RobotMe Metal]] [[TheDragon Sonic]] are probably the most stand out examples among the fanbase.
** Tails was Sonic's sidekick and the first supporting character in the series.
** Knuckles was Sonic's first true rival in the series, and people quickly latched onto him for being a no-nonsense fighter with a HiddenHeartOfGold. As such, let's just say his later {{Flanderization}} was one of the first controversial things that happened.

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* [[TheSmartGuy Miles "Tails" Prower]], [[WarriorMonk Knuckles the Echidna]], [[TheRival Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Blaze the Cat]] and [[RobotMe Metal]] [[TheDragon Sonic]] are probably the most stand out examples among the fanbase.
** Tails was Sonic's sidekick and the first supporting character in the series.
** Knuckles was Sonic's first true rival in the series, and people quickly latched onto him for being a no-nonsense fighter with a HiddenHeartOfGold. As such, let's just say his later {{Flanderization}} was one of the first controversial things that happened.
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24th Mar '17 9:31:11 AM KSoniK
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* [[TokenMiniMoe Cream the Rabbit]] while somewhat controversial as a submissive character that dislikes fighting and is very Japanese in comparison with the rest of the cast, acquired a reputation as a MemeticBadass, thanks to being a GameBreaker in nearly all of her appearances. It helps that the shrillness of her voice was toned down after the first cast turnover, making her easier to appreciate.

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* [[TokenMiniMoe Cream the Rabbit]] while somewhat controversial as a submissive Moe character that dislikes fighting and is very Japanese in comparison with the rest of the cast, acquired a reputation as a MemeticBadass, thanks to being a GameBreaker in nearly all of her appearances. It helps that the shrillness of her voice was toned down after the first cast turnover, making her easier to appreciate.
15th Mar '17 10:05:30 PM Vos
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* [[WarriorMonk Knuckles the Echidna]], [[TheRival Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Blaze the Cat]] and [[RobotMe Metal]] [[TheDragon Sonic]] are probably the most stand out examples among the fanbase.
** Knuckles was Sonic's first true rival in the series, and people quickly latched onto him for being a no-nonsense fighter with a HiddenHeartOfGold. As such, let's just say his later {{Flanderization}} was arguably one of the first controversial things that happened.
** Shadow quickly took the spot as Sonic's rival after Knuckles became much friendlier to Sonic, and his first appearance in ''Sonic Adventure 2'' was essentially his high point, especially due to his HeroicSacrifice. Heck, he was so popular that they brought him back in ''Sonic Heroes'' and gave him his own [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog game]]. Opinions about him afterward vary [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement for lack of a better term]], but he still remains one of the more popular side-characters.

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* [[TheSmartGuy Miles "Tails" Prower]], [[WarriorMonk Knuckles the Echidna]], [[TheRival Shadow the Hedgehog]], [[DefrostingIceQueen Blaze the Cat]] and [[RobotMe Metal]] [[TheDragon Sonic]] are probably the most stand out examples among the fanbase.
** Tails was Sonic's sidekick and the first supporting character in the series.
** Knuckles was Sonic's first true rival in the series, and people quickly latched onto him for being a no-nonsense fighter with a HiddenHeartOfGold. As such, let's just say his later {{Flanderization}} was arguably one of the first controversial things that happened.
** Shadow quickly took the spot as Sonic's rival after Knuckles became much friendlier to Sonic, and his first appearance in ''Sonic Adventure 2'' was essentially his high point, especially due to his HeroicSacrifice. Heck, he was so popular that they brought him back in ''Sonic Heroes'' and gave him his own [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog game]]. Opinions about him afterward vary [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement for lack of a better term]], but he still remains one of term]] and easily may be the more popular side-characters.most controversial character in the whole franchise.
21st Dec '16 9:24:02 PM darkabomination
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[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Due to the]] [[BrokenBase/SonicTheHedgehog very nature of]] [[UnpleasableFanbase this series' fans]], ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has many characters that can be considered EnsembleDarkhorse by [[PeripheryDemographic different sorts of fans]].

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[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Due to the]] [[BrokenBase/SonicTheHedgehog very nature of]] [[UnpleasableFanbase this series' fans]], having a tendency to introduce new characters every other game until the Unleashed era, ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has many characters that can be considered EnsembleDarkhorse by [[PeripheryDemographic different sorts of fans]].
fans]]. While they may have even been main characters in their debut games, [[DemotedToExtra they quickly fall to the side]], leaving them to acquire fanbases of their own.



** Knuckles was Sonic's first true rival in the series, and people quickly latched onto to him for being a no-nonsense fighter with a HiddenHeartOfGold. As such, let's just say his later {{Flanderization}} was arguably one of the first controversial things that happened.

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** Knuckles was Sonic's first true rival in the series, and people quickly latched onto to him for being a no-nonsense fighter with a HiddenHeartOfGold. As such, let's just say his later {{Flanderization}} was arguably one of the first controversial things that happened.



** Blaze's [[PlayingWithFire powers]] and appearance as a DefrostingIceQueen with CharacterDevelopment won her several fans, which only increased as she proved to be badass enough to fight Sonic on even footing during her [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries debut game series]] and gaining her own SuperMode, something no other female character can claim to. The fact that said games are often cited as good only improves her standing, and she's generally considered to be among the least annoying of Sonic's friends of the Modern area.
** Metal is especially notable, because aside from SonicCD, the character made no appearances in the major classic games,[[note]]Mecha Sonic does not count, since it is a separate robot from Metal,[[/note]] being [[DemotedToExtra delegated]] to more obscure titles like ''VideoGame/SonicTripleTrouble'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'', ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' and ''VideoGame/SonicR'', and mere cameos or non-canon appearances in the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series. After his [[HijackedByGanon surprise comeback]] in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', he was permanently cemented as a significant recurring foe in the series.

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** Blaze's [[PlayingWithFire powers]] and appearance as a DefrostingIceQueen with CharacterDevelopment won her several fans, which only increased as she proved to be badass enough to fight Sonic on even footing during her [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries debut game series]] and gaining her own SuperMode, something no other female character can lay claim to. The fact that said games are often cited as considered to be fairly good titles only improves her standing, and she's generally considered to be among her lack of screentime outside these titles and the least annoying odd spinoff make her one of the most popular of Sonic's friends of in the Modern area.
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** Metal Sonic is especially notable, because aside from SonicCD, the character made no appearances in the major classic games,[[note]]Mecha Sonic does not count, since it is a separate robot from Metal,[[/note]] being [[DemotedToExtra delegated]] to more obscure titles like ''VideoGame/SonicTripleTrouble'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'', ''VideoGame/KnucklesChaotix'' and ''VideoGame/SonicR'', and mere cameos or non-canon appearances in the ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' series. After his [[HijackedByGanon surprise comeback]] in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', he was permanently cemented as a significant recurring foe in the series.



* [[IronWoobie E-102 Gamma]], [[WhatMeasureIsAMook extraordinaire]], is notable as one of the few faces in this series ''not'' to attract bile from the fanbase. His HeroicSacrifice ([[KilledOffForReal which stuck]], not counting [[CameBackWrong E-102r "Chaos" Gamma]] in ''[[VideoGame/SonicBattle Battle]]''), his surprising amount of CharacterDevelopment given his screentime, and [[TearJerker the nature of his existence in general]] most likely helped.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Tikal]] and [[ActionGirl Shade]], the female echidnas who each have a pretty big fanbase considering how little they've been in the games. Tikal actually managed to [[ShockingElimination defeat]] ''[[BigBad Dr. Eggman]]'' in [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_News_Network:Sonic_Character_Tournament/Week_29 Sonic Wiki's Character Tournament.]]

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* [[IronWoobie E-102 Gamma]], [[WhatMeasureIsAMook extraordinaire]], is notable as one of the few faces in this series ''not'' to attract bile from the fanbase.a character that is almost universally liked by fans. His HeroicSacrifice ([[KilledOffForReal which stuck]], not counting [[CameBackWrong E-102r "Chaos" Gamma]] in ''[[VideoGame/SonicBattle Battle]]''), his surprising amount of CharacterDevelopment given his screentime, and [[TearJerker the nature of his existence in general]] most likely helped.
* [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses Tikal]] and [[ActionGirl Shade]], the female echidnas who each have a pretty big fanbase considering how little they've been in the games. Tikal, unusually for an ExpositionFairy is rarely disliked by players. It helps that as a glowing orb in her spirit form, she only activates when you touch her, making it easier to spot so you're free to ignore her advice. She's a mysterious, sweet girl with a tragic backstory who has a less is more approach to her character, [[SugarWiki/CrowningMusicOfAwesome a beautiful theme]], and is implied to be manipulating the protagonists to get them to confront Chaos. The fact that she's an ancestor of Knuckles certainly doesn't hurt either. Tikal actually managed to [[ShockingElimination defeat]] ''[[BigBad Dr. Eggman]]'' in [[http://sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Sonic_News_Network:Sonic_Character_Tournament/Week_29 Sonic Wiki's Character Tournament.]]


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* [[TokenMiniMoe Cream the Rabbit]] while somewhat controversial as a submissive character that dislikes fighting and is very Japanese in comparison with the rest of the cast, acquired a reputation as a MemeticBadass, thanks to being a GameBreaker in nearly all of her appearances. It helps that the shrillness of her voice was toned down after the first cast turnover, making her easier to appreciate.


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* Merlina, the BigBad of ''Sonic and the Black Knight'' has an impressive following despite her minimal time on screen. [[EvilIsSexy Attractive]], [[ManipulativeBastard cunning]] and one of the very few anti-villains in the franchise gets her a lot of love. She's also got [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome kickass battle music]], even compared with the series' standard for final bosses.
24th Oct '16 8:00:34 AM dlchen145
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** Blaze's [[PlayingWithFire powers]] and appearance as a DefrostingIceQueen with CharacterDevelopment won her several fans, which only increased as she proved to be {{Badass}} enough to fight Sonic on even footing during her [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries debut game series]] and gaining her own SuperMode, something no other female character can claim to. The fact that said games are often cited as good only improves her standing, and she's generally considered to be among the least annoying of Sonic's friends of the Modern area.

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** Blaze's [[PlayingWithFire powers]] and appearance as a DefrostingIceQueen with CharacterDevelopment won her several fans, which only increased as she proved to be {{Badass}} badass enough to fight Sonic on even footing during her [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries debut game series]] and gaining her own SuperMode, something no other female character can claim to. The fact that said games are often cited as good only improves her standing, and she's generally considered to be among the least annoying of Sonic's friends of the Modern area.
3rd Sep '16 11:39:44 PM TheDoomSong
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* In addition you'll often find a strong fanbase of particular alternate media characters, many of which urging for them to appear in the games canon. Princess Sally Acorn has perhaps one of the most notable fanbases even compared to some games characters (even if it extends to BaseBreakingCharacter status) with Cosmo and Bunnie Rabbot also worth special mentioning.

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* In addition you'll often find a strong fanbase of particular alternate media characters, many of which urging for them to appear in the games canon. Princess Sally Acorn has perhaps one of the most notable fanbases even compared to some games characters (even if it extends to BaseBreakingCharacter status) with Cosmo and Bunnie Rabbot also worth special mentioning.mentioning.
* Among the villains and bosses, Perfect Chaos has a large fandom due to being a titanic water god of destruction with an awesome design and roar and a wooby backstory. [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Dark Gaia]] as well, though not to the same extent. The Egg Viper, final boss of Sonic's story in ''Adventure'', is widely considered one of the best Eggman mechas in the franchise, along with [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Death Egg Robot]] and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog3 Big Arm]].
31st Aug '16 4:53:05 PM TheBuddy26
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[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Due to the]] [[BrokenBaseSonicTheHedgehog/ very nature of]] [[UnpleasableFanbase this series' fans]], ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has many characters that can be considered EnsembleDarkhorse by [[PeripheryDemographic different sorts of fans]].

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[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Due to the]] [[BrokenBaseSonicTheHedgehog/ [[BrokenBase/SonicTheHedgehog very nature of]] [[UnpleasableFanbase this series' fans]], ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has many characters that can be considered EnsembleDarkhorse by [[PeripheryDemographic different sorts of fans]].
31st Aug '16 4:52:55 PM TheBuddy26
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[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Due to the]] [[BrokenBase nature of]] [[UnpleasableFanbase this series]] ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has many characters that can be considered EnsembleDarkhorse by [[PeripheryDemographic different sorts of fans]].

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[[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Due to the]] [[BrokenBase [[BrokenBaseSonicTheHedgehog/ very nature of]] [[UnpleasableFanbase this series]] series' fans]], ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' has many characters that can be considered EnsembleDarkhorse by [[PeripheryDemographic different sorts of fans]].
30th Jul '16 7:54:26 AM Anddrix
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** Shadow quickly took the spot as Sonic's rival after Knuckles became much friendlier to Sonic, and his first appearance in ''Sonic Adventure 2'' was essentially his high point, especially due to his HeroicSacrifice. Heck, he was so popular that they brought him back in ''Sonic Heroes'' and gave him his own [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog game]]. [[BaseBreaker Opinions about him afterward vary]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement for lack of a better term]], but he still remains one of the more popular side-characters.

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** Shadow quickly took the spot as Sonic's rival after Knuckles became much friendlier to Sonic, and his first appearance in ''Sonic Adventure 2'' was essentially his high point, especially due to his HeroicSacrifice. Heck, he was so popular that they brought him back in ''Sonic Heroes'' and gave him his own [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog game]]. [[BaseBreaker Opinions about him afterward vary]] vary [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement for lack of a better term]], but he still remains one of the more popular side-characters.



* In addition you'll often find a strong fanbase of particular alternate media characters, many of which urging for them to appear in the games canon. Princess Sally Acorn has perhaps one of the most notable fanbases even compared to some games characters (even if it extends to BaseBreaker status) with Cosmo and Bunnie Rabbot also worth special mentioning.

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* In addition you'll often find a strong fanbase of particular alternate media characters, many of which urging for them to appear in the games canon. Princess Sally Acorn has perhaps one of the most notable fanbases even compared to some games characters (even if it extends to BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter status) with Cosmo and Bunnie Rabbot also worth special mentioning.
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