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* Gasshole: At the beginning of the third episode of the second season, Sonic starts burping more often during the last episodes of the series.
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* OfficialKiss: Sonic and Sally get one of these at the end of the second season. Though they had already kissed before, this one was entirely spontaneous and had no ulterior motive. See the entry for PostKissCatatonia for details on their previous [[TheBigDamnKiss big kiss]].



* PostKissCatatonia: Subverted. In the episode, "Hooked on Sonics" it looks like Sonic has fallen to this after being kissed by Sally... but he gets back up, says he was just kidding, and that the kiss wasn't that great. [[TakeThatKiss He then "shows" her]] [[BigDamnKiss what a real kiss is]], much to Tails' disgust.

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* PostKissCatatonia: Subverted. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. In the episode, "Hooked on Sonics" it looks like Sonic has fallen to this after being kissed by Sally... Sally gives him a [[SmoochOfVictory peck on the cheek]]... but he gets back up, [[TheGadfly says he was just kidding, and that the kiss wasn't that great. [[TakeThatKiss great]]. He then "shows" her]] [[BigDamnKiss ''[[TakeThatKiss shows]]'' her [[TheBigDamnKiss what a real kiss is]], much to Tails' disgust.
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* StupidEvil: Robotnik. While much more GenreSavvy in the first season, [[{{Flanderization later on}}, his sadistic tendencies seem to get in the way with many of his plans.

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* StupidEvil: Robotnik. While much more GenreSavvy in the first season, [[{{Flanderization [[{{Flanderization}} later on}}, on]], his sadistic tendencies seem to get in the way with many of his plans.
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''Sonic the Hedgehog'' is the [[DarkerAndEdgier more serious]] ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon adaptation made in the 1990s, produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment. It is a very sharp contrast to its contemporary and [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog much more comedic weekday counterpart]] where Sonic was a drifter [[WalkingTheEarth traveling the planet with Tails]]. Also known as ''[[FanNickname SatAM]]'' (as in [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday Morning]], when it aired on the American Creator/{{ABC}} network), to distinguish it from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' (which was in syndication on weekdays) and the games alike. It premiered on September 18, 1993, replacing ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' on the 9:00 AM time slot. It was bumped to the 8:30 AM time slot for season two, which ended with the show on December 3, 1994.

The [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics series]] that's still ongoing [[ComicBookAdaptation began as a spin-off of this show]], ([[AnimationLeadTime though the comic book came to the consumers first]]). The comic has since [[ContinuityDrift completely shifted from the show's continuity and tone]].

The series features Sonic as a member of the Freedom Fighters, LaResistance against Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist dictator]] who has [[VillainWorld already enslaved most of the planet Mobius]] and [[PollutedWasteland turned it into a cold, urban, metal nightmare]]. Unlike other versions of the character, Robotnik's armies are comprised of factory-assembled [[MechaMooks robot shock troops]] rather than from animals trapped in robot shells; said trapped animals underwent UnwillingRoboticisation and served as forced laborers instead.

The series fell victim to the demise of many Saturday Morning Cartoons, being cancelled after two seasons with a CliffHanger ending, on a total of 26 episodes. Even when it was originally aired on the air on ABC, it was pre-empted in many markets. Some viewers didn't see it until it was re-aired on Creator/{{USA Network}}. Despite being an [[VideoGameMoviesSuck adaptation of a videogame]], the series is still highly regarded by its fans and is critically acclaimed. However, it's nature as an InNameOnly adaptation has caused a great deal of friction within the notoriously [[BrokenBase broken]] wider ''Sonic'' fanbase over how much of its style (if any) should be adopted by modern ''Sonic'' works.[[note]] Creator/{{Sega}} already tried their hand on the DarkerAndEdgier aspect of the series, but it only made things [[BrokenBase more divisive.]][[/note]]

Sega had planned to make [[VideoGame/SonicSatAM a SpinOff game]] of the show, [[VaporWare but it was cancelled]].

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''Sonic the Hedgehog'' is the [[DarkerAndEdgier more serious]] one of two contemporary ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon adaptation adaptations made in the 1990s, that were produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment. It Being the [[DarkerAndEdgier more serious of the two]], it is a very sharp contrast to its contemporary and [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog [[SimilarlyNamedWorks similarly named]] but [[DenserAndWackier much more comedic comedic]] weekday counterpart]] where Sonic was a drifter [[WalkingTheEarth traveling the planet with Tails]]. Also counterpart, ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. The show is commonly known as ''[[FanNickname Sonic SatAM]]'' (as [[note]](as in [[SaturdayMorningCartoon Saturday Morning]], when it aired on the American Creator/{{ABC}} network), network)[[/note]] to distinguish it from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' (which the other show.[[note]](which was aired in syndication on weekdays) and the games alike. weekdays)[[/note]] It premiered on September 18, 1993, replacing ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' on the 9:00 AM time slot. It was bumped to the 8:30 AM time slot for season two, which ended with the show on December 3, 1994.

The [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics series]] that's still ongoing [[ComicBookAdaptation began as a spin-off of this show]], ([[AnimationLeadTime though the comic book came to the consumers first]]). The comic has since [[ContinuityDrift completely shifted from the show's continuity and tone]].

The series uniquely features Sonic as a member [[TheHero primary member]] of the [[LaResistance Freedom Fighters, LaResistance against Fighters]], a [[BadassCrew closely-knit resistance force]] attempting to overthrow the dominion of Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist genius dictator]] who has [[VillainWorld already enslaved conquered most of the planet Mobius]] and [[PollutedWasteland turned it into a cold, urban, metal nightmare]]. Unlike other versions All of the character, Robotnik's armies conquered peoples are comprised of factory-assembled [[MechaMooks robot shock troops]] rather than from animals trapped in robot shells; said trapped animals underwent forced to undergo UnwillingRoboticisation and served [[AndIMustScream serve his empire as forced laborers instead.

laborers]].

The series fell victim to the demise of many Saturday Morning Cartoons, being cancelled after two seasons with a CliffHanger ending, on a total of 26 episodes. Even when it was originally aired on the air on ABC, it was pre-empted in many markets. Some viewers didn't see it until it was re-aired on Creator/{{USA Network}}. Despite being an [[VideoGameMoviesSuck adaptation of a videogame]], the [[AvertedTrope series is still highly regarded by its fans and is critically acclaimed.acclaimed]]. However, it's nature as an InNameOnly adaptation has caused a great deal of friction within the notoriously [[BrokenBase broken]] wider ''Sonic'' fanbase over how much of its style (if any) should be adopted by modern ''Sonic'' works.[[note]] Creator/{{Sega}} already tried their hand on the DarkerAndEdgier aspect of the series, but it only made things [[BrokenBase more divisive.]][[/note]]

Sega had planned to make [[VideoGame/SonicSatAM a SpinOff game]] of the show, [[VaporWare but it was cancelled]].
cancelled]].

The [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics series]] that's still ongoing [[ComicBookAdaptation began as a spin-off of this show]], [[AnimationLeadTime though the comic book came to the consumers first]]. The comic has since [[ContinuityDrift completely shifted from the show's continuity and tone]].



* ArgumentOfContradictions: Some arguments between Sonic and Sally devolve into this.

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* ArgumentOfContradictions: Some arguments between Sonic and Sally [[NotSoDifferent devolve into this.this]].



* AscendedExtra: Three of the original Freedom Fighters are based upon the small animals released in ''Sonic 1'': Sally Acorn is a squirrel and Rotor is a walrus, both found in Marble Zone, while Bunnie Rabbot is a rabbit (found in Green Hill Zone), though both Bunnie and Rotor had different names and one of them a different gender from the original cast Sally was in.
** Tails probably also counts, as he's had some bigger roles in a couple of episodes and toward the end of the second season. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen He was also apparently supposed to become even more prominent if the show hadn't been canceled.]]
* AscendedFridgeHorror: Done with the concept of [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticization]]. In the Sonic games, Robotnik operates by trapping cute animals in [[ManInTheMachine colorful robot shells that use their bodies for power.]] The games give no reason why the animals trapped inside Robotnik's robots obeyed his commands instead of turning their new MiniMecha on him. This cartoon [[PragmaticAdaptation took that concept]] and [[NightmareFuel ran with it]]. As it turns out, the Roboticiser machine [[PainfulTransformation very painfully]] [[BodyHorror transforms the unfortunate victim's entire body into metal]], and limits their free will so they [[PeoplePuppets have no choice but to obey Robotnik's commands without question.]] (they are explicitly [[SubvertedTrope NOT]] brainwashed) The end result is a person who is still fully able to think for themselves, [[AndIMustScream but cannot do anything at all unless they are told]].

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* AscendedExtra: Three of the original Freedom Fighters are based upon the small animals released in ''Sonic 1'': Sally Acorn is a squirrel and Rotor is a walrus, both found in Marble Zone, while Bunnie Rabbot is a rabbit (found in Green Hill Zone), though both Bunnie and Rotor had different names and one of them a different gender from the original cast Sally was in.
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Tails probably also counts, started out as he's had some bigger roles in a couple TagalongKid with moments of episodes and toward the end of minor usefulness. In the second season.season, his role was substantially expanded in the last few episodes to TVGenius. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen He was also apparently supposed to become even more prominent if the show hadn't been canceled.]]
* AscendedFridgeHorror: Done with the The concept of [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticization]]. UnwillingRoboticisation is this. In the early Sonic games, Robotnik operates operated by trapping cute animals in [[ManInTheMachine colorful robot shells shells]] that [[LivingBattery use their bodies for power.]] power]]. The games give no reason explicit explanation as to why the animals trapped inside Robotnik's robots obeyed his commands instead of turning their new MiniMecha on him. This cartoon [[PragmaticAdaptation took that concept]] and [[NightmareFuel ran with it]]. As it turns out, the Roboticiser machine [[PainfulTransformation very painfully]] [[BodyHorror transforms the unfortunate victim's entire body into metal]], and limits their free will (essentially making every command a CompellingVoice) so they [[PeoplePuppets have no choice but to obey Robotnik's commands without question.]] (they are explicitly [[SubvertedTrope NOT]] brainwashed) The end result is a person who is still fully able to think for themselves, [[AndIMustScream but cannot do anything at all unless they are told]].



* BadassMustache: Dr. Robotnik.

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* BadassMustache: Dr. Robotnik.Robotnik has one.



** The show despite being known for its refreshing lack of preachiness, has a broken FamilyUnfriendlyAesop in the episode "Game Guy." In this episode, the heroes meet a strange freedom fighter called Ari. Although Sonic wants to trust him, Sally wants to err on the side of caution. Eventually Ari leads Sonic into one of Robotnik's traps in exchange for the freedom of his own teammates. When it becomes apparent to Ari that Robotnik has no intention of honoring his end of the deal, he "proves" himself trustworthy by freeing Sonic from the trap, sacrificing himself in the process. At the end of the episode, Sonic gently chides Sally for not being trusting enough, and Sally admits she was wrong despite the fact that ''everything that happened in the episode proved that she was right''. Note she ''does'' add playfully how careless Sonic had been however, which he can only sulkily accept.

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** The show despite Despite being known for its refreshing lack of preachiness, the show has a broken FamilyUnfriendlyAesop in the episode "Game Guy." In this episode, the heroes meet a strange freedom fighter called Ari. Although Sonic wants to trust him, Sally wants to err on the side of caution. Eventually Ari leads Sonic into one of Robotnik's traps in exchange for the freedom of his own teammates. When it becomes apparent to Ari that Robotnik has no intention of honoring his end of the deal, he "proves" himself trustworthy by freeing Sonic from the trap, sacrificing himself in the process. At the end of the episode, Sonic gently chides Sally for not being trusting enough, and Sally admits she was wrong despite the fact that ''everything that happened in the episode proved that she was right''. Note she ''does'' add playfully how careless Sonic had been however, which he can only sulkily accept.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Most of the cast were at least moderately goofier in the pilot episode. Some reverted back in Season Two however.
** In early episodes, Sally was more pompous and competitive towards Sonic, and suffered similar BreakTheHaughty moments. "Sonic And The Secret Scrolls" is a role reversal of later episodes' standard formula, with Sonic playing TheStraightMan to a blundering plan of Sally's.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Most of the cast were at least moderately goofier in the pilot episode. Some reverted back In addition, several characters were changed in Season Two however.
** In early episodes, Sally was more pompous and competitive towards Sonic, and suffered similar BreakTheHaughty moments. "Sonic And The Secret Scrolls" is a role reversal of later episodes' standard formula, with Sonic playing TheStraightMan to a blundering plan of Sally's.
Two, but [[ThisIsNotThatTrope not in the way this trope implies]]. For those examples, see {{Flanderization}}.



* ChasteToons: this continuity introduced Uncle Chuck and Snively Robotnik, meaning that Sonic ''has'' an uncle and Robotnik ''is'' an uncle. Neither Sonic nor Snively's actual parents are ever referenced.

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* ChasteToons: this continuity This cartoon introduced Uncle Chuck and Snively Robotnik, meaning that Sonic ''has'' an uncle and Robotnik ''is'' an uncle. Neither Sonic nor Snively's actual parents are ever referenced.



** Also in Season 1, one episode has the Freedom Fighters discover a species of "metal-eating" plants that instantly corrode metal into dust upon contact. The plants' harmless seeds are harvested before the episode is over, but they aren't ever brought up again directly. ''However'', come the final episode of the series, we discover that Rotor's been developing metal-eating ''balloons'' (water balloon-like tossable projectiles). Arguably, the chemical inside the balloons could have come from the aforementioned plants.

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** Also in Season 1, one episode has the Freedom Fighters discover a species of "metal-eating" plants that instantly corrode metal into dust upon contact. The plants' harmless seeds are harvested before the episode is over, but they aren't ever brought up again directly. ''However'', come the final episode of the series, we discover that Rotor's been developing metal-eating ''balloons'' (water balloon-like tossable thrown projectiles). Arguably, the chemical inside the balloons could have come from the aforementioned plants.



* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey: Antoine, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Flanderization in season 2.]]

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey: Antoine, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Flanderization [[{{Flanderization}} in season 2.]]



* ChildSoldier: The Freedom Fighters.

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* ChildSoldier: The Almost all of the Freedom Fighters.Fighters are teenage or younger.



* CutShort: The series ended on a cliffhanger in which Dr. Robotnik appeared to have died but his increasingly dissatisfied henchman Snively has plans to usurped his place as the series' primary antagonist, revealing a threatening new foe, shown out of the darkness with menacing red eyes. Whoever this new character was, viewers never found out, as the series was abruptly cancelled. Writer Ben Hurst revealed his plans for a third season where the mysterious red eyes belonged to [[spoiler: Naugus]], a minor villain featured earlier in the series and a former partner of Dr. Robotnik. The intended story was adapted by the Archie comics, but because the comic strove to merge the other (often conflicting) versions of the franchise, it fell short of serving as a [[TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised pseudo-conclusion]] for Sonic [=SatAM=].

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* CutShort: The series ended on a cliffhanger in which Dr. Robotnik appeared to have died but his increasingly dissatisfied henchman Snively has plans to usurped his place as the series' primary antagonist, revealing a threatening new foe, shown out of the darkness with menacing red eyes. Whoever this new character was, viewers never found out, as the series was abruptly cancelled. Writer Ben Hurst revealed his plans for a third season where the mysterious red eyes belonged to [[spoiler: Naugus]], a minor villain featured earlier in the series and a former partner of Dr. Robotnik. The intended story was adapted by the Archie comics, but because the comic strove to merge the other (often conflicting) versions of the franchise, it [[ContinuityDrift fell short short]] of serving as a [[TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised pseudo-conclusion]] for Sonic [=SatAM=].



* CyberCyclops: The [=SWATbots=].

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* CyberCyclops: The [=SWATbots=].[=SWATbots=] have a single red glowing visor.



** PostCyberpunk: Despite how bad things have become, the heroes are trying to save the world. About as far as the anti-heroes of cyberpunk can be.
* {{Cyborg}}: Bunnie was in the middle of undergoing the [[UnwillingRoboticization roboticization process]] before being rescued; as a result both of her legs and one of her arms are robotic. [[CursedWithAwesome However]], she retained her free will and gained SuperStrength in the bargain.

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** PostCyberpunk: Despite how bad things have become, the heroes are trying to save the world. About They're about as far as the anti-heroes of cyberpunk can be.
* {{Cyborg}}: Bunnie was in the middle of undergoing the [[UnwillingRoboticization roboticization process]] before being rescued; as a result result, both of her legs and one of her arms are robotic. [[CursedWithAwesome However]], she retained her free will and gained SuperStrength in the bargain.



* DegradedBoss: The Doomsday Test Pod in "Cry of the Wolf" proved itself to be almost indestructible and a robotic version of the ImplacableMan, only destroyed when it was [[spoiler:coerced into a lightning storm]]. In "The Doomsday Project", the pods are [[OneHitPointWonder one-shotted]] by balloons filled with some kind of corrosive chemical.

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* DegradedBoss: The Doomsday Test Pod in "Cry of the Wolf" proved itself to be almost indestructible and a robotic version of the ImplacableMan, only destroyed when it was [[spoiler:coerced into a lightning storm]]. In "The Doomsday Project", the pods are [[OneHitPointWonder one-shotted]] by balloons filled with some kind of corrosive chemical.chemical, though they are still invulnerable to normal attacks.



* DemotedToExtra: Since this show has a full cast of characters, soon-to-become iconic sidekick Tails is reduced to minor character status. Also, Bunnie and Rotor get smaller roles in season 2. However, Tails may have become an AscendedExtra in a couple of episodes of the first season and toward the end of the second season.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Writing duties for the first season were handed to several people, meaning occasional slight inconsistancies in character portrayals and what not (particularly Sonic himself). For the second season, most episodes were written by Ben Hurst, meaning a more consistent depiction (if still one occasionally rather different to previous writers).

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* DemotedToExtra: Since this show has a full cast of characters, soon-to-become iconic sidekick Tails is reduced to minor character status. Also, Bunnie and Rotor get smaller roles in season 2. However, Tails may have become an AscendedExtra two than they had in a couple of episodes of the first season and toward the end of the second season.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Writing duties for the first season were handed to several people, meaning occasional slight inconsistancies in character portrayals and what not (particularly Sonic himself). For the second season, most episodes were written by Ben Hurst, meaning a more consistent depiction (if still one occasionally rather different to previous writers).
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* {{Determinator}}: Antoine, Sonic, Sally, and Robotnik have traces of this.
* DisappearedDad: Sally's father King Max, [[spoiler: who is trapped in the void.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Though a competent Freedom Fighter, Sally falls under this role on a few odd occasions (she ''is'' a princess after all). Antoine also plays a comical male variant on occasion.
* DodgeTheBullet: Sonic throughout Season 1.

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* {{Determinator}}: Antoine, Tails, Sonic, Sally, and Robotnik all have traces of this.
* DisappearedDad: Sally's father King Max, Max. [[spoiler: who is He has been trapped in the void.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Though a competent Freedom Fighter, Sally falls under this role on a few odd occasions (she ''is'' a princess after all).occasions. Antoine also plays a comical male variant on occasion.
* DodgeTheBullet: Sonic uses his SuperSpeed and SuperReflexes to do this throughout Season 1.



** TheLeader: Sally (Also partly TheSmartGuy.)

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** TheLeader: Sally (Also partly TheStrategist and, to a lesser degree, TheSmartGuy.)



** TheChick: Antoine

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** TheChick: TheLoad: Antoine



** In direct contrast, Sally had her positive aspects exaggerated: she started off as a NotSoDifferent {{Foil}} for Sonic in season one, often unnecessarily competing with him out of selfish pride... but in Season two she acts as his HyperCompetentSidekick to accommodate his increased recklessness.
** Antoine was originally rather pompous and cowardly, but had some amount of [[HiddenDepths lucidity and nobility]]. However, in Season Two he is a full time StrawLoser for Sonic, barely able to spend five seconds without saying or doing something stupid or narcissistic and acting like a full blown DirtyCoward. In response to this, Sonic's originally more playful rivalry towards Antoine evolved into flat out naked contempt.

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** In direct contrast, Sally had her positive aspects exaggerated: In season one, she started off as was a NotSoDifferent {{Foil}} for Sonic in season one, Sonic, often unnecessarily competing with him out of selfish pride... but in pride, and suffering similar BreakTheHaughty moments. In Season two she acts as his HyperCompetentSidekick to accommodate his increased recklessness.
recklessness. Case in point: "Sonic And The Secret Scrolls" is a role reversal of later episodes' standard formula, with Sonic playing TheStraightMan to a blundering plan of Sally's.
** Antoine was originally rather pompous and cowardly, but had some amount of [[HiddenDepths lucidity and nobility]]. However, in Season Two he is a full time StrawLoser for Sonic, who is barely able to spend last five seconds without saying or doing something stupid or narcissistic and acting like a full blown DirtyCoward. In response to this, Sonic's originally more playful rivalry towards Antoine evolved into flat out naked contempt.



* InNameOnly: The only thing the show has in common with the games is Sonic, Tails, the rings, Buzzbombers, and Robotnik who, even then, barely resemble the games characters in personality and in Robotnik's case both personality and appearance.



* KillerRobot: Every robot built by Robotnik.

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* KillerRobot: Every Almost every robot built by Robotnik.Robotnik is one of these.



* StrawLoser: All the Freedom Fighters have noticable flaws, Sonic in particular is incredibly arrogant and prone to endanger the team in his recklessness or lack of tact. Antoine however, is a bastion of negative human qualities and has few redeeming ones to compensate. In general, if one character has a flaw, [[ShadowArchetype Antoine has it tens times more]].
* StupidEvil: Robotnik. While much more GenreSavvy in the first season, later on, his sadistic tendencies seem to get in the way with many of his plans.

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* StrawLoser: Antoine is this in Season two. All the Freedom Fighters have noticable flaws, noticeable flaws: Sonic in particular is incredibly arrogant and prone to endanger the team in his recklessness or lack of tact. Antoine however, is a bastion of negative human qualities and has few redeeming ones to compensate. In general, if one character has a flaw, [[ShadowArchetype Antoine has it tens times more]].
* StupidEvil: Robotnik. While much more GenreSavvy in the first season, [[{{Flanderization later on, on}}, his sadistic tendencies seem to get in the way with many of his plans.



* SuperSoldier: The [=SWATbots=] in season 1: only [[SuperSpeed Sonic]] or [[HollywoodCyborg Bunnie]] [[CuteBruiser Rabbot]] could take them head on, and even then, [[RunOrDie they are both more likely to run]]. In Season 2, the [=SWATbots=] are downgraded to standard MechaMooks that any sufficiently skillful Mobian can defeat.

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* SuperSoldier: The [=SWATbots=] [[RobotSoldier [=SWATbots=]]] fit this trope in season 1: only [[SuperSpeed Sonic]] or [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Bunnie]] [[CuteBruiser Rabbot]] could take them head on, and even then, [[RunOrDie they are were both more likely to run]]. In Season 2, the [=SWATbots=] are downgraded to standard MechaMooks that any sufficiently skillful Mobian can defeat.



* SuperStrength: Bunnie.

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* SuperStrength: Bunnie.Bunnie, by way of [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetics]].



* TalentedPrincessRegularGuy: Played with. While Sonic's SuperSpeed make a big difference on his side, he is somewhat average in terms of intellect and talent without his powers to back him up (though he can get down with the electric guitar). Sally on the other hand is a BadassNormal with incredible hacking and computing skills, almost as good a mechanic as Rotor and a trusted tactician. She actually outdoes the "Regular Guy" in snarkiness too.

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* TalentedPrincessRegularGuy: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with. with]]. While Sonic's SuperSpeed SuperSpeed, SuperReflexes and [[FunctionalMagic Power Rings]] make a big difference on his side, him blatantly superhuman, he is [[BookDumb somewhat average in terms of intellect and talent intellect]]. Even without his powers to back him up (though powers, he is good at ImprovFu and can get down with the electric guitar). Sally on be very perceptive. On the other hand hand, Princess Sally is a BadassNormal with [[TVGenius incredible hacking and computing skills, skills]], almost as good a mechanic as Rotor and a [[TheStrategist trusted tactician. She actually outdoes the "Regular Guy" in snarkiness too.tactician]].



* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The series is set after Robotnik succeeds in enslaving Mobius.

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The series is set years after Robotnik succeeds in enslaving Mobius.



* WomenAreWiser: Sally, to Sonic and to an extent [[OnlySaneMan the rest of the Freedom Fighters]]. While balanced with occasional NotSoAboveItAll moments in the first season, it is played more or more gratingly straight later on, to the point of almost becoming SurroundedByIdiots. Bunnie and Dulcy are somewhat ditzier, though still carry the IdiotBall a lot less often than [[TheLoad Antoine]] or even [[IdiotHero Sonic]].

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* WomenAreWiser: Sally, Thanks to her {{Flanderization}} in season two, Sally became this to Sonic and to an extent [[OnlySaneMan the rest of the Freedom Fighters]]. While balanced with occasional NotSoAboveItAll moments in the first season, it is played more or more gratingly straight later on, to the point of almost becoming SurroundedByIdiots. Bunnie and Dulcy are somewhat ditzier, both ditzier than she is, though still they both carry the IdiotBall a lot less often than [[TheLoad Antoine]] or even [[IdiotHero Sonic]].
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* ArmiesAreEvil: General (Dr.) Robotnik and his [[GovernmentConspiracy initially]] defensve [[RobotSoldiers army of [=SWATbots=]]]. They were originally called [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Peace-Bots]].

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* ArmiesAreEvil: General (Dr.) Robotnik and his [[GovernmentConspiracy initially]] defensve [[RobotSoldiers [[RobotSoldier army of [=SWATbots=]]]. They were originally called [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Peace-Bots]].
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* ArmiesAreEvil: General (Dr.) Robotnik and his initially [[GovernmentConspiracy "defensive"]] army of [=SWATbots=].

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* ArmiesAreEvil: General (Dr.) Robotnik and his initially [[GovernmentConspiracy "defensive"]] initially]] defensve [[RobotSoldiers army of [=SWATbots=].[=SWATbots=]]]. They were originally called [[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Peace-Bots]].



* DarkerAndEdgier: Though the series darkness would later be exceeded [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 by]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog other]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 installments]], and it is far from the darkest kids show of the day, this is the easily the darkest incarnation of Sonic, detailing a dystopia where [[VillainWorld Robotnik wins]] and [[CrapsackWorld turns the world into an industrial wasteland,]] with [[UnwillingRoboticisation most of the population turned into robotic slaves.]]

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* {{Cyborg}}: Bunnie was in the middle of undergoing the [[UnwillingRoboticization roboticization process]] before being rescued; as a result both of her legs and one of her arms are robotic. [[CursedWithAwesome However]], she retained her free will and gained SuperStrength in the bargain.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Though the series darkness would later be exceeded [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 by]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog other]] [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 installments]], and it is far from the darkest kids show of the day, this This is the easily the darkest incarnation of Sonic, detailing a dystopia where [[VillainWorld Robotnik wins]] and [[CrapsackWorld turns the world into an industrial wasteland,]] with [[UnwillingRoboticisation most of the population turned into robotic slaves.]]



* {{Flanderization}}: Antoine was originally rather pompous and cowardly, but had some amount of lucidity and nobility. By Season Two however he is more or less a full time StrawLoser for Sonic, barely able to spend five seconds without saying or doing something stupid or narcissistic and acting like a full blown DirtyCoward.
** In response to this, Sonic's originally more playful rivalry towards Antoine evolved into flat out naked contempt. While DependingOnTheWriter came into play for a lot of his other aspects, he also became more cocky and incompetent in the Second Season. More than half the episodes are devoted to Sonic making some sort of error out of recklessness and needing to be bailed out by the rest of the team.
** Sally in contrast had her positive aspects exaggerated, starting off as a NotSoDifferent Foil for Sonic in season 1 and then practically acting as his HyperCompetentSidekick in season 2 to accommodate his increased recklessness.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Between the two seasons of the show, several characters had parts of their personality exaggerated to the exclusion of other important personality traits.
** Sonic was originally a ''somewhat'' BookDumb hero with a not totally undeserved, but [[{{Pride}} still problematic arrogant streak]]. He was a master of ImprovFu, and when he slowed down and stopped letting his ego dictate his actions, he could be quite perceptive and even a bit manipulative. In the second season, this was exaggerated to [[IdiotHero complete idiocy]] and [[ItsAllAboutMe borderline narcissism]], making him so cocky and incompetent that more than half of the episodes are devoted to him making some sort of error out of recklessness and needing to be bailed out by the rest of the team. In addition, his tendency to improvise simply disappeared, and got replaced with [[PowersDoTheFighting simply abusing the heck out of his speed.]]
** In direct contrast, Sally had her positive aspects exaggerated: she started off as a NotSoDifferent {{Foil}} for Sonic in season one, often unnecessarily competing with him out of selfish pride... but in Season two she acts as his HyperCompetentSidekick to accommodate his increased recklessness.
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Antoine was originally rather pompous and cowardly, but had some amount of [[HiddenDepths lucidity and nobility. By nobility]]. However, in Season Two however he is more or less a full time StrawLoser for Sonic, barely able to spend five seconds without saying or doing something stupid or narcissistic and acting like a full blown DirtyCoward.
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DirtyCoward. In response to this, Sonic's originally more playful rivalry towards Antoine evolved into flat out naked contempt. While DependingOnTheWriter came into play for a lot of his other aspects, he also became more cocky and incompetent in the Second Season. More than half the episodes are devoted to Sonic making some sort of error out of recklessness and needing to be bailed out by the rest of the team.
** Sally in contrast had her positive aspects exaggerated, starting off as a NotSoDifferent Foil for Sonic in season 1 and then practically acting as his HyperCompetentSidekick in season 2 to accommodate his increased recklessness.
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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Regarding a case affecting SpotlightStealingSquad, Sonic rarely interacted with Bunnie, while Sally replaced Rotor as his confidant and foil, making them more this. As such the two ended up DemotedToExtra in Season Two. This is also evident in the Archie comic series, albeit to a lesser degree.

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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Regarding a case affecting SpotlightStealingSquad, Sonic rarely interacted with Bunnie, while Sally replaced Rotor as his confidant and foil, making them more this. As such the The two ended up DemotedToExtra in Season Two. This is also evident in the Archie comic series, albeit to a lesser degree.Two.



** In "Sonic and Sally"", Robotnik successfully creates a robot duplicate of Sally and puts her in a holding cell while hiding the real Sally elsewhere, but he deliberately keeps some guards around even though he wants Sonic to 'rescue' her because, in his words, "we can't make it ''too'' easy", lest Sonic suspect [[ItsQuietTooQuiet something is up]].
** In "Sonic's Nightmare" Robotnik tries to shoot Sonic and the gang with a missile launcher from his cloaked stealthpod after his main ship crashed. If it wasn't so damaged from [[spoiler:Sonic weaponizing an oil derrick against the ship, he could've ''won'']].

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** In "Sonic and Sally"", Robotnik successfully creates a robot duplicate of Sally and puts her in a holding cell while hiding the real Sally elsewhere, but elsewhere - his plan was to let Sonic rescue the fake, [[TheMole which would allow him to locate their hideout]]. Going even further, he deliberately keeps some guards around even though he wants when sonic comes to the rescue, lest Sonic to 'rescue' her because, in suspect [[ItsQuietTooQuiet something is up]]. In his own words, "we can't make it ''too'' easy", lest Sonic suspect [[ItsQuietTooQuiet something is up]].
easy".
** In "Sonic's Nightmare" Robotnik tries to shoot Sonic and the gang with a missile launcher from his [[InvisibilityCloak cloaked stealthpod stealthpod]] after his main ship crashed. If it wasn't so damaged from [[spoiler:Sonic weaponizing an oil derrick against the ship, [[TotalPartyKill he could've ''won'']].won right then]]]].



** In "Cry of the Wolf", Robotnik is able to spot the wolf pack's tendency to disguise the entrances to their hideouts within seconds of getting a video feed of the area.

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** In "Cry of the Wolf", Robotnik is able to spot the wolf pack's tendency to disguise the entrances to their hideouts [[HyperAwareness within seconds of getting a video feed of the area.area]].



* GreenRocks: The Deep Power Stones and the Power Rings. As well as The Time Stones.

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* GreenRocks: The Deep Power Stones and Stones, the Power Rings. As well as The Rings and the Time Stones.



* HeadbuttingHeroes: Sonic and Antoine, constantly snarking or arguing with each other or competing for Sally's affections. As Sally once pointed out, should one get captured, the other likely wouldn't even lift a finger if she didn't lecture them enough.

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* HeadbuttingHeroes: Sally and Sonic often compete with each other. Also, Sonic and Antoine, constantly snarking or arguing Antoine often argue with each other or competing for Sally's affections. (Though that particular "competition" is [[OfficialCouple very one-sided]]) As Sally once [[VerbalBackspace inadvertently]] pointed out, should one get captured, the other likely wouldn't even lift a finger if she didn't lecture them enough.



* HeroesWantRedHeads: Princess Sally Acorn.

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* HeroesWantRedHeads: [[OfficialCouple Sonic has a thing for Princess Sally Acorn.Sally]].



* HollywoodCyborg: Bunnie was in the middle of undergoing the roboticization process before being rescued; as a result both her legs and one of her arms are robotic. However, she retained her free will and gained SuperStrength in the bargain.



* LackOfEmpathy: Robotnik in spades. Snively, while mostly only following orders, [[SmugSnake isn't exactly resentful about sending a good few Freedom Fighters to the robotocizer either]].

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* LackOfEmpathy: Robotnik has this in spades. Snively, while mostly only following orders, [[SmugSnake isn't exactly resentful about sending a good few Freedom Fighters to the robotocizer either]].



* MissingMom: Sally and Dulcy.

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* MissingMom: Sally Sally, Tails, and Dulcy.



* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Especially in the second season. Princess Sally is gentle and rational, Antoine is a pompous DirtyCoward, while Sonic is altruistic but arrogant and hot headed. Antoine and Sonic sometimes interchange, DependingOnTheWriter (in some episodes Antoine is more just harmlessly stupid, with Sonic as a bullying GreekChorus to his antics). Sally can also sometimes be snarky and easily agitated, but usually still maintains the 'nicer' role in comparison

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* NiceMeanAndInbetween: Especially in the second season. Princess Sally is gentle and rational, Antoine is a pompous DirtyCoward, while Sonic is altruistic but arrogant and hot headed. Antoine and Sonic sometimes interchange, DependingOnTheWriter (in some episodes Antoine is more just harmlessly stupid, with Sonic as a bullying GreekChorus to his antics). Sally can also sometimes be snarky and easily agitated, but usually still maintains the 'nicer' role in comparisoncomparison.



* SceneryPorn

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* SceneryPornSceneryPorn: The various backgrounds this cartoon were given a lot of love, especially in the first season.



* SpiritualAntithesis: To other Sonic cartoons and most of the games. In most continuities, Sonic is just in for a thrill, and Dr. Robotnik/Eggman is pretty incompetent. In this show, Robotnik is extremely menacing, has already conquered most of the world, and Sonic is one of the few people who stand between him and total world domination.

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* SpiritualAntithesis: To other Sonic cartoons and most of the games. In most continuities, Sonic is just in for a thrill, and Dr. Robotnik/Eggman is [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain pretty incompetent.incompetent]]. In this show, Robotnik is extremely menacing, has already conquered most of the world, and Sonic is one of the few people who stand between him and total world domination.



* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Snively was comical compared to his evil uncle, Dr. Robotnik.

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* VileVillainLaughableLackey: Snively was is generally comical compared to his evil uncle, Dr. Robotnik.
11th Mar '17 11:38:47 AM Discar
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In addition to the aforementioned ''Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog'', this show also should not be confused with the other [[WesternAnimation western animated]] series ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', or the [[AsianAnimation asian animated]] ''Anime/SonicX'', and ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', or the upcoming [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog film adaptation based off the character]].

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In addition to the aforementioned ''Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog'', this show also should not be confused with the other [[WesternAnimation western animated]] series ''WesternAnimation/SonicUnderground'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', or the [[AsianAnimation asian animated]] ''Anime/SonicX'', and ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', or the upcoming [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2018 film adaptation based off the character]].
18th Feb '17 4:45:09 AM Psi001
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* RedShirt: At the beginning of "Blast to the Past Part 1", along with Sonic and Sally, we are introduced to two freedom fighters we've never seen before - guess who get promptly roboticised!

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* RedShirt: RedShirt:
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At the beginning of "Blast to the Past Part 1", along with Sonic and Sally, we are introduced to two freedom fighters we've never seen before - guess who get promptly roboticised!robotised!
** Similarly Cat debuts at the start of "Sonic Boom" and while he gains some smidgeon of personality, he is quickly captured. Glaring case, since he isn't dealt with straight away, but Sally's (already long-cold) mission to find her father is treated as higher priority, with only Sonic really caring much about rescuing him...too late.
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** Though the show boasted a far more sinister and fearsome rendition of Dr Robotnik, he couldn't go ''completely'' without comical moments. His fear-driven demeanour throughout "The Void" in particular is quite clownish.

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** Though the show boasted a far more sinister and fearsome rendition of Dr Dr. Robotnik, he couldn't go ''completely'' without comical moments. His fear-driven demeanour demeanor throughout "The Void" in particular is quite clownish.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVillified: Subverted with [[KnightTemplar Naugus.]]

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVillified: Subverted with [[KnightTemplar Naugus.]]Naugus]].



* RayGun: [[FrickinLaserBeams The primary weapon of everything.]] Unlike most [[StunGun Western]] [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms examples]] they were portrayed as ''very'' fast-moving, potentially deadly weapons throughout Season 1, and they usually [[RuleOfCool exploded on contact]], or [[DisintegratorRay reduced things to ash]].

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* RayGun: [[FrickinLaserBeams The primary weapon of everything.]] Unlike most [[StunGun Western]] [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms examples]] examples]], they were portrayed as ''very'' fast-moving, potentially deadly weapons throughout Season 1, and they usually either [[RuleOfCool exploded on contact]], or [[DisintegratorRay reduced things to ash]].



* RedShirt: At the beginning of Blast to the Past Part 1, along with Sonic and Sally, we are introduced to two freedom fighters we've never seen before - guess who get promptly roboticised!

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* RedShirt: At the beginning of Blast "Blast to the Past Part 1, 1", along with Sonic and Sally, we are introduced to two freedom fighters we've never seen before - guess who get promptly roboticised!



* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The premise behind the Blast to the Past two-part episode. [[spoiler: Sonic and Sally fail in their attempt to stop Robotnik's takeover in the past, but do succeed in preventing the capture of Sally's nanny.]]

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* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The premise behind the Blast "Blast to the Past Past" two-part episode. [[spoiler: Sonic and Sally fail in their attempt to stop Robotnik's takeover in the past, but do succeed in preventing the capture of Sally's nanny.]]



* SketchySuccessor: Robotnik gets the job of dictator of Mobius by kicking the previous ruler into [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere another dimension.]] He then proceeds to turn Mobius into a polluted, mechanical wasteland where he alone gets to live in luxury (barring his nephew Snively, who while being regularly put down is at least not actively hunted.)

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* SketchySuccessor: Robotnik gets the job of dictator of Mobius by kicking the previous ruler into [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere another dimension.]] He then proceeds to turn Mobius into a polluted, mechanical wasteland where he alone gets to live in luxury (barring his nephew Snively, who while being regularly put down is at least not actively hunted.)hunted).



* TheStarscream: Snively constantly grumbles over having to serve the Doctor, but doesn't actually attempt to harm him. By the Second Season he has blatantly come to resent his uncle's abuse and makes a few shrewd plans behind his back (he once attempted an attack on Knothole while Robotnik was gone, as well as making alterations to his base that would ultimately save his life when it was destroyed). [[spoiler: He simply plays along until Robotnik is electrocuted in the final episode, then is seen donning his uncle's trademark yellow cape.]] His voice does, however, resemble that of Starscream, especially considering both are performed by Creator/CharlieAdler.

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* TheStarscream: Snively constantly grumbles over having to serve the Doctor, but doesn't actually attempt to harm him. By the Second Season he has blatantly come to resent his uncle's abuse and makes a few shrewd plans behind his back (he once attempted an attack on Knothole while Robotnik was gone, as well as making alterations to his base that would ultimately save his life when it was destroyed). [[spoiler: He simply plays along until Robotnik is electrocuted in the final episode, then is seen donning his uncle's trademark yellow cape.]] His voice does, however, resemble that of Starscream, especially considering both are are/have been performed by Creator/CharlieAdler.



* SuperSoldier: The [=SWATbots=] in season 1: only [[SuperSpeed Sonic]] or [[HollywoodCyborg Bunnie]] [[Cute Bruiser Rabbot]] could take them head on, and even then, [[RunOrDie they are both more likely to run]]. In Season 2, the [=SWATbots=] are downgraded to standard MechaMooks that any sufficiently skillful Mobian can defeat.

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* SuperSoldier: The [=SWATbots=] in season 1: only [[SuperSpeed Sonic]] or [[HollywoodCyborg Bunnie]] [[Cute Bruiser [[CuteBruiser Rabbot]] could take them head on, and even then, [[RunOrDie they are both more likely to run]]. In Season 2, the [=SWATbots=] are downgraded to standard MechaMooks that any sufficiently skillful Mobian can defeat.



* TemptingFate: In Blast To The Past, after Robotnik's successful takeover of Mobotropolis, Snively informs him of present day Sonic's activities. With some careful contemplation, Robotnik dismisses him as a minor inconvenience, believing he's not worth the trouble.
* ThatManIsDead: From Blast To The Past part 2:

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* TemptingFate: In Blast "Blast To The Past, Past", after Robotnik's successful takeover of Mobotropolis, Snively informs him of present day Sonic's activities. With some careful contemplation, Robotnik dismisses him as a minor inconvenience, believing he's not worth the trouble.
* ThatManIsDead: From Blast "Blast To The Past Past" part 2:



--->'''Robotnik:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD6CUAeKA1Y I really...hate...that hedgehog. I hate him. I HATE him. HATE HIM! Hate. Hate. HATE. HAAAAAAATTTTTEEEE!!!!]]

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--->'''Robotnik:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD6CUAeKA1Y I really...hate...that hedgehog. I hate him. I HATE him. HATE HIM! Hate. Hate. HATE. HAAAAAAATTTTTEEEE!!!!]]HAAAAAAATTTTTEEEE!!!!



* VillainDecay: Robotmik becomes ''mildly'' more buffoonish in the second season. (After all, being [[StupidEvil unreservedly sadistic has it's downsides]]) He's still fairly chilling compared to most renditions of the doctor however.

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* VillainDecay: Robotmik Robotnik becomes ''mildly'' more buffoonish in the second season. (After all, being [[StupidEvil unreservedly sadistic has it's downsides]]) downsides]].) He's still fairly chilling compared to most renditions of the doctor however.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Antoine and Bunnie. It was hinted that Bunnie had a small crush on Antoine, yet she put no effort whatsoever into winning his heart. Probably because she was too insecure about her partially roboticized state and Antoine was too busy flirting with Sally anyway.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Antoine and Bunnie. It was hinted that Bunnie had a small crush on Antoine, yet she put no effort whatsoever into winning his heart. Probably because she was too insecure about her partially roboticized state and Antoine was too busy flirting with Sally anyway. (They did however [[TheyDo get married]] in the Archie comics.)



* WomenAreWiser: Sally, to Sonic and to an extent [[OnlySaneMan the rest of the Freedom Fighters]]. While balanced with occasional NotSoAboveItAll moments in the First Season, it is played more or more gratingly straight later on, to the point of almost becoming SurroundedByIdiots. Bunnie and Dulcy are somewhat ditzier, though still carry the IdiotBall a lot less often than [[TheLoad Antoine]] or even [[IdiotHero Sonic]].

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* WomenAreWiser: Sally, to Sonic and to an extent [[OnlySaneMan the rest of the Freedom Fighters]]. While balanced with occasional NotSoAboveItAll moments in the First Season, first season, it is played more or more gratingly straight later on, to the point of almost becoming SurroundedByIdiots. Bunnie and Dulcy are somewhat ditzier, though still carry the IdiotBall a lot less often than [[TheLoad Antoine]] or even [[IdiotHero Sonic]].



* YouHaveFailedMe: Said by Robotnik to an ill fated Swatbot in "Hooked On Sonics".

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* YouHaveFailedMe: Said by Robotnik to an ill fated Swatbot [=SWATBot=] in "Hooked On Sonics".
15th Dec '16 9:00:07 PM shoboni
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**For those not versed in English idioms, he was about to ask if [[ToiletHumor bears shit in the woods]].
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