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** Rotor is purple rather than blue. ArchieComics would keep Rotor purple for their adaptation.

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** Rotor is purple rather than blue. ArchieComics Franchise/ArchieComics would keep Rotor purple for their adaptation.
14th Sep '16 4:13:17 AM C2
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Sega had planned to make a[[VideoGame/SonicSatAM a SpinOff game]] of the show, [[VaporWare but it was cancelled]].

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Sega had planned to make a[[VideoGame/SonicSatAM [[VideoGame/SonicSatAM a SpinOff game]] of the show, [[VaporWare but it was cancelled]].
7th Sep '16 7:23:47 AM Larkmarn
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The series features Sonic as a resistance commando, fighting 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 [[SturgeonsLaw 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]]

Of course, just because the show ended didn't mean the story had to as well. A group of dedicated fans decided to make the third season a reality [[Webcomic/Sea3on in the form of a web comic]].

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The series features Sonic as a resistance commando, fighting 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 [[SturgeonsLaw 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]]

Of course, just because the show ended didn't mean the story had to as well. A group of dedicated fans decided to make the third season a reality [[Webcomic/Sea3on in the form of a web comic]].
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7th Sep '16 7:09:27 AM system
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7th Sep '16 5:07:56 AM MarkWilder
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The series features Sonic as a resistance commando, fighting 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.

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The series features Sonic as a resistance commando, fighting 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. \n The show dealt with much more mature subject matters than the rest of the ''Sonic'' franchise, (as well as most mainstream Western cartoons in general) such as coping with loss and [[WarIsHell the trials of war]]: Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots, and Sally Acorn lost her father.


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* WarIsHell: While this show is still a [[DownplayedTrope Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at kids]], this trope is definitely in effect. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpxCU3ib30 The Freedom Fighters ''do not'' have it easy]]: the [[AfterTheEnd entire]] [[VillainWorld planet]] [[CrapsackWorld Mobius]] is a mess [[AWorldHalfFull with no immediate cure]]. The heroes are [[LaResistance a small group of freedom fighters]] fighting what [[EarnYourHappyEnding seems like]] a HopelessWar against a [[TheSociopath tyrant with no scruples]]. Several sympathetic characters are [[SacrificialLamb unceremoniously]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]], and both the [[IronWoobie main characters]] have suffered [[FriendlyTarget personal family losses]] prior to the events of the show. [[WordofGod Ben Hurst]], one of the main writers of the show, [[https://youtu.be/t6Ck-tpj8wE?t=180 confirmed this in an interview.]]
7th Sep '16 4:35:38 AM WhatArtThee
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The series features Sonic as a resistance commando, fighting 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 show dealt with much more mature subject matters than the rest of the ''Sonic'' franchise, (as well as most mainstream Western cartoons in general) such as coping with loss and [[WarIsHell the trials of war]]: Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots, and Sally Acorn lost her father.

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The series features Sonic as a resistance commando, fighting 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 show dealt with much more mature subject matters than the rest of the ''Sonic'' franchise, (as well as most mainstream Western cartoons in general) such as coping with loss and [[WarIsHell the trials of war]]: Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots, and Sally Acorn lost her father.\n



* WarIsHell: While this show is still a [[DownplayedTrope Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at kids]], this trope is definitely in effect. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpxCU3ib30 The Freedom Fighters ''do not'' have it easy]]: the [[AfterTheEnd entire]] [[VillainWorld planet]] [[CrapsackWorld Mobius]] is a mess [[AWorldHalfFull with no immediate cure]]. The heroes are [[LaResistance a small group of freedom fighters]] fighting what [[EarnYourHappyEnding seems like]] a HopelessWar against a [[TheSociopath tyrant with no scruples]]. Several sympathetic characters are [[SacrificialLamb unceremoniously]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]], and both the [[IronWoobie main characters]] have suffered [[FriendlyTarget personal family losses]] prior to the events of the show. [[WordofGod Ben Hurst]], one of the main writers of the show, [[https://youtu.be/t6Ck-tpj8wE?t=180 confirmed this in an interview.]]
6th Sep '16 10:27:49 PM MarkWilder
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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 inspired the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics series]] that's still ongoing ([[AnimationLeadTime though the comic book came to the consumers first]]). 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 series featured Sonic as the leader of the Freedom Fighters, fighting against Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist dictator]] who has 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. Also, Sonic is [[TheLancer not the actual leader of the resistance group, but serves as their most reliable soldier]].

The series fell victim to the demise of Saturday Morning Cartoons, cancelled after two seasons with a CliffHanger ending. Even when it was originally aired on the air on ABC, it was pre-empted in many markets. Some didn't see it until it was re-aired on Creator/{{USA Network}}. Despite being an InNameOnly adaptation, the series is still highly regarded by its fans and is critically acclaimed, though to a degree that in recent years 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]] Poetically enough, the one time Sega tried to make this series into [[VideoGame/SonicSatAM a SpinOff game]], [[VaporWare it was cancelled]].

Of course, just because the show ended didn't mean the story had to as well. A group of dedicated fans decided to make the third season a reality [[Webcomic/Sea3on in the form of a web comic.]]

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, the {{Anime}} ''Anime/SonicX'', the {{OVA}} ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', or the upcoming [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog film adaptation based off the character]].

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''Sonic the Hedgehog'' is the [[DarkerAndEdgier more serious]] ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' cartoon adaptation made in the 1990s. Produced 1990s, produced by Creator/DiCEntertainment, it inspired the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics series]] that's still ongoing ([[AnimationLeadTime though the comic book came to the consumers first]]).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 featured features Sonic as the leader of the Freedom Fighters, a resistance commando, fighting against Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist dictator]] who has [[VillainWorld already enslaved most of the planet Mobius 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. Also, Sonic is [[TheLancer not The show dealt with much more mature subject matters than the actual leader rest of the resistance group, but serves ''Sonic'' franchise, (as well as their most reliable soldier]].

mainstream Western cartoons in general) such as coping with loss and [[WarIsHell the trials of war]]: Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots, and Sally Acorn lost her father.

The series fell victim to the demise of many Saturday Morning Cartoons, being cancelled after two seasons with a CliffHanger ending.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 InNameOnly adaptation, [[VideoGameMoviesSuck adaptation of a videogame]], the series is still [[SturgeonsLaw highly regarded by its fans and is critically acclaimed, though to a degree that in recent years 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]] Poetically enough, the one time Sega tried to make this series into [[VideoGame/SonicSatAM a SpinOff game]], [[VaporWare it was cancelled]].

]][[/note]]

Of course, just because the show ended didn't mean the story had to as well. A group of dedicated fans decided to make the third season a reality [[Webcomic/Sea3on in the form of a web comic.]]

comic]].

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

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/SonicUnderground'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', or the {{Anime}} [[AsianAnimation asian animated]] ''Anime/SonicX'', the {{OVA}} and ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'', or the upcoming [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog film adaptation based off the character]].



* RedRightHand: Dr Robotnik's left arm is [[ArtificialLimbs cybernetic]]. [[spoiler: It's all thanks to Sonic.]]



* RefuseToRescueTheDisliked: In "Hooked on Sonic", Antoine ends up captured by Robotnik in a reckless stunt with a power ring. While the other Freedom Fighters are horrified, Sonic just snarks it's his own stupid fault and refuses to go on a rescue mission. When Sally's chiding doesn't budge him (even she can't earnestly suggest Antoine wouldn't do the same to him), he begrudgingly goes through with it after she points out the more pragmatic issue of Robotnik using his power ring against them.

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* RefuseToRescueTheDisliked: In "Hooked on Sonic", Sonics", Antoine ends up captured by Robotnik in a reckless stunt with a power ring. While the other Freedom Fighters are horrified, Sonic just snarks it's his own stupid fault and refuses to go on a rescue mission. When Sally's chiding doesn't budge him (even she can't earnestly suggest Antoine wouldn't do the same to him), he begrudgingly goes through with it after she points out the more pragmatic issue of Robotnik using his power ring against them.



** Also Ari, after capturing Sonic for Robotnik in return for releasing his Freedom Fighters. He sticks to his word and hands them back...robotocized, Ari himself barely avoiding the same fate.

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** Also Ari, after capturing Sonic for Robotnik in return for releasing his Freedom Fighters. He sticks to his word and hands them back...robotocized, Ari himself barely avoiding the same fate. [[spoiler: Shortly afterwards, though, he gets sucked into The Void.]]



* RightWayWrongWayPair: Sonic and Sally, originally a more even handed contrast of meticulous and spontaneous approaches, slowly evolved into this as a result of Flanderization, with Sonic becoming more reckless and Sally usually being portrayed as more tactful. There was still the odd subversion however.

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* RightWayWrongWayPair: Sonic and Sally, originally a more Sally. Originally, they were an even handed contrast of [[RedOniBlueOni meticulous and spontaneous approaches, slowly approaches]], but they evolved into this as a result of Flanderization, Flanderization in the second season, with Sonic becoming more reckless and Sally usually being portrayed as more tactful. There was still the odd subversion however.



* SayMyName: Robotnik always refers to Sonic as "the hedgehog" or degradory names such "rodent". Oddly he gladly refers to other foes such as Sally and Chuck by their first names alone.

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* SayMyName: Robotnik nearly always refers to Sonic as "the hedgehog" or degradory derogatory names such "rodent". Oddly he gladly refers to other foes such as Sally and Chuck by their first names alone.



* SuperSoldier: The [=SWATbots=] in season 1.

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* SuperSoldier: The [=SWATbots=] in season 1.1: 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.



* 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 tactitian. As a final insult she actually outdoes the "Regular Guy" in snarkiness too.

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* 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 tactitian. As a final insult she tactician. She actually outdoes the "Regular Guy" in snarkiness too.



* TeensAreShort: Most of the main teenage group of Freedom Fighters are dwarfed by other older groups. Granted species may apply to this, but even then King Acorn is almost twice as the size of his sixteen year old daughter.

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* TeensAreShort: Most of the main teenage group of Freedom Fighters are dwarfed by other older groups. Granted species may apply have something to do with this, but even then King Acorn is almost twice as the size of his sixteen year old daughter.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Inverted. Girly-girl Bunnie is the more badass of the two, while tomboy Sally is the [[TheLeader leader]] and often a DistressedDamsel.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Inverted. Girly-girl Bunnie is the more [[CuteBruiser badass of the two, two]], while tomboy Sally is the [[TheLeader leader]] and often a DistressedDamsel.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sonic's chili dogs.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sonic's chili dogs. [[CanonImmigrant Now canon to the Sonic games]].



* TVGenius: Rotor and Sally, in the first season at least.

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* TVGenius: Both Rotor and Sally, in the first season at least.



* UnexplainedAccent: Antoine has a French accent for no reason, besides the fact that he's [[AcceptableTargets a coward]]. Bunnie's southerner dialect and Robotnik and Snively's British accents may also count.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: The TropeNamer.

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* UnexplainedAccent: Antoine has a French accent for no reason, besides the fact that he's [[AcceptableTargets a coward]]. Bunnie's southerner southern dialect and Robotnik and Snively's British accents may also count.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: The TropeNamer.TropeNamer, and TropeCodifier.



* VillainDecay: He becomes ''mildly'' more buffoonish in the second season (being [[StupidEvil unrestrainedly sadistic]] has it's downsides), and looks set to be usurped by BiggerBad Naugus in one episode. He's still fairly chilling compared to most renditions of the doctor however.

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* VillainDecay: He Robotmik becomes ''mildly'' more buffoonish in the second season (being season. (After all, being [[StupidEvil unrestrainedly sadistic]] unreservedly sadistic has it's downsides), and looks set to be usurped by BiggerBad Naugus in one episode. downsides]]) He's still fairly chilling compared to most renditions of the doctor however.



* WarIsHell: While this show is still a [[DownplayedTrope Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at kids]], this trope is definitely in effect. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpxCU3ib30 The Freedom Fighters ''do not'' have it easy]]: the [[AfterTheEnd entire]] [[VillainWorld planet]] [[CrapsackWorld Mobius]] is a mess [[AWorldHalfFull with no immediate cure]]. The heroes are [[LaResistance a small group of freedom fighters]] fighting what [[EarnYourHappyEnding seems like]] a HopelessWar against a [[TheSociopath tyrant with no scruples]]. Several sympathetic characters are [[SacrificialLamb unceremoniously]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]], and both the [[IronWoobie main characters]] have suffered [[FriendlyTarget personal family losses]] prior to the events of the show. [[WordofGod Ben Hurst]], one of the main writers of the show, [[https://youtu.be/t6Ck-tpj8wE?t=180 confirmed this in an interview.]]



* TheWorfEffect: Bunnie was most liable to be the powerhouse in a group mission gone wrong in Season One, and thus usually overpowered by forces. In Season Two they just skip the formalities and make her a FauxActionGirl. Sonic suffered this a little in Season Two as well, especially during the first half.

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* TheWorfEffect: Bunnie was most liable to be the powerhouse in a group mission gone wrong in Season One, and thus usually overpowered Naugus introduces his power by forces. In Season Two they just skip the formalities and make her a FauxActionGirl. effortlessly immobilizing Sonic suffered this a little in Season Two as well, especially during the first half.with his magic.
31st Aug '16 9:10:46 AM TheNerfGuy
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The series featured Sonic as a resistance commando, fighting against Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist dictator]] who has 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. Also, Sonic is [[TheLancer not the actual leader of the resistance group, but serves as their most reliable soldier]]. The show dealt with much more mature subject matters than other parts of the ''Sonic'' franchise, (as well as most mainstream Western cartoons in general) such as coping with loss and [[WarIsHell the trials of war]]: The leader, Sally Acorn, lost her father, while Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots.

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The series featured Sonic as a resistance commando, the leader of the Freedom Fighters, fighting against Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist dictator]] who has 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. Also, Sonic is [[TheLancer not the actual leader of the resistance group, but serves as their most reliable soldier]]. The show dealt with much more mature subject matters than other parts of the ''Sonic'' franchise, (as well as most mainstream Western cartoons in general) such as coping with loss and [[WarIsHell the trials of war]]: The leader, Sally Acorn, lost her father, while Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots.
soldier]].



* WarIsHell: While this show is still a [[DownplayedTrope Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at kids]], this trope is definitely in effect. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpxCU3ib30 The Freedom Fighters ''do not'' have it easy]]: the [[AfterTheEnd entire]] [[VillainWorld planet]] [[CrapsackWorld Mobius]] is a mess [[AWorldHalfFull with no immediate cure]]. The heroes are [[LaResistance a small group of freedom fighters]] fighting what [[EarnYourHappyEnding seems like]] a HopelessWar against a [[TheSociopath tyrant with no scruples]]. Several sympathetic characters are [[SacrificialLamb unceremoniously]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]], and both the [[IronWoobie main characters]] have suffered [[FriendlyTarget personal family losses]] prior to the events of the show. [[WordofGod Ben Hurst]], one of the main writers of the show, [[https://youtu.be/t6Ck-tpj8wE?t=180 confirmed this in an interview.]]
31st Aug '16 7:30:16 AM Gideoncrawle
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''[[RuleOfThree He's the fastest thing alive!]]''

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''[[RuleOfThree He's ''He's the fastest thing alive!]]''alive!''
30th Aug '16 8:27:13 PM MarkWilder
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The series featured Sonic as the leader of the Freedom Fighters, fighting against Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist dictator]] who has 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. Also, Sonic is [[TheLancer not the actual leader of the resistance group, but serves as their most reliable soldier]].

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The series featured Sonic as the leader of the Freedom Fighters, a resistance commando, fighting against Dr. Julian Ivo Robotnik, a [[EmperorScientist dictator]] who has 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. Also, Sonic is [[TheLancer not the actual leader of the resistance group, but serves as their most reliable soldier]]. \n The show dealt with much more mature subject matters than other parts of the ''Sonic'' franchise, (as well as most mainstream Western cartoons in general) such as coping with loss and [[WarIsHell the trials of war]]: The leader, Sally Acorn, lost her father, while Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots.


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* WarIsHell: While this show is still a [[DownplayedTrope Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at kids]], this trope is definitely in effect. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHpxCU3ib30 The Freedom Fighters ''do not'' have it easy]]: the [[AfterTheEnd entire]] [[VillainWorld planet]] [[CrapsackWorld Mobius]] is a mess [[AWorldHalfFull with no immediate cure]]. The heroes are [[LaResistance a small group of freedom fighters]] fighting what [[EarnYourHappyEnding seems like]] a HopelessWar against a [[TheSociopath tyrant with no scruples]]. Several sympathetic characters are [[SacrificialLamb unceremoniously]] [[UnwillingRoboticisation roboticized]], and both the [[IronWoobie main characters]] have suffered [[FriendlyTarget personal family losses]] prior to the events of the show. [[WordofGod Ben Hurst]], one of the main writers of the show, [[https://youtu.be/t6Ck-tpj8wE?t=180 confirmed this in an interview.]]
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