History WesternAnimation / SonicSatam

26th Aug '16 8:00:15 AM N8han11
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* DeusExMachina: A glaring one appears in the Doomsday Project. After Robotnik successfully traps Sonic in a customised roboticiser, the hedgehog tries to overpower the machine with a power ring. Robotnik just laughs and presses a button to increase the power. Then, Sonic pulls out ''two more power rings'', even though previous lore states they can only acquire a single ring every 12 hours. Needless to say, as the machine overloads, Robotnik gasps [[ThisCannotBe "This can't be happening"]] before screaming '''HEDGEHOG!!''' and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny slamming the power button over and over again]] as Sonic breaks free.
** For all we know, he had those extra rings stored somewhere on his person and were only to be used in dire emergencies. After all, there isn't a rule against having more than one ring at a time, just ''finding'' one.



* DistractedByTheSexy: Occasionally, Tails seems to be rather easily diverted. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrI6VQD-a0Y See link at 8:34...]]
24th Aug '16 4:17:51 PM MarkWilder
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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]].

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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]]. \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.
24th Aug '16 3:35:18 PM WhatArtThee
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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, 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.\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.
24th Aug '16 3:23:24 PM MarkWilder
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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. 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.

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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: 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.
24th Aug '16 2:46:55 PM MarkWilder
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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 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, 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. 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. 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.
24th Aug '16 8:48:34 AM WhatArtThee
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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 leader, Sally Acorn, lost her father, while Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots. 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]].

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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 leader, Sally Acorn, lost her father, while Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots. 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]].



* DarkerAndEdgier: Though 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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* 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.]]



* WarIsHell: While this show is still a [[DownplayedTrope Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at kids]], this trope is definitely in effect. 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.
24th Aug '16 3:49:44 AM PF
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* AdaptationalBadass: Dr. Robotnik. In the games, Robotnik is generally portrayed as clownish and whimsical, and largely incapable of his goal of world conquest, to the point of being a borderline IneffectualSympatheticVillain. ([[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore despite the West's best attempts to harden him up]]) In this series, however, he is a sadistic [[EvilOverlord overlord]] of Mobius and, for the most part, taken [[KnightOfCerebus dead]] [[TheSociopath seriously.]] This naturally [[BrokenBase causes hostility from some fans,]] but what makes THAT intriguing is in the first two games produced, [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]] and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]], Robotnik was only whimsical [[BewareTheSillyOnes until he started conquering the world,]] as seen in the first game's final level and in the [[BadFuture bad endings]] of Sonic CD. In those games, he behaves [[{{Irony}} very much like he does in the cartoon,]] almost making this a DownplayedTrope.
* AdaptationNameChange: Several. Thanks to the heavy overlap of themes and characters between [=SatAM=] and the Archie Comic series, the names are used somewhat interchangeably (and, thanks to the comics' much longer run and more developed storyline, the comic names have often overtaken the official show names [[IAmNotShazam to the point where many fans are unaware that the show HAS different names for some characters]]):

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* AdaptationalBadass: Dr. Robotnik. In the games, Robotnik is generally portrayed as clownish and whimsical, and largely incapable of his goal of world conquest, to the point of being a borderline IneffectualSympatheticVillain. ([[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore despite [[note]][[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore Despite the West's best attempts to harden him up]]) up]][[/note]] In this series, however, he is a sadistic [[EvilOverlord overlord]] of Mobius and, who is, for the most part, taken treated [[KnightOfCerebus dead]] very]] [[TheSociopath seriously.]] This naturally [[BrokenBase causes hostility from some fans,]] but what makes THAT intriguing is in seriously]]. In the first two games produced, [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog1 Sonic the Hedgehog]] Hedgehog]]'' and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehogCD Sonic CD]], CD]]'', Robotnik was only whimsical [[BewareTheSillyOnes until he started conquering the world,]] world]], as seen in the first game's final level and in the [[BadFuture bad endings]] of Sonic CD. ''Sonic CD''. In those games, he behaves [[{{Irony}} very much like he does in the cartoon,]] cartoon]], almost making this a DownplayedTrope.
* AdaptationNameChange: Several. Thanks to the heavy overlap of themes and characters between [=SatAM=] ''[=SatAM=]'' and the Archie Comic series, the names are used somewhat interchangeably (and, thanks to the comics' much longer run and more developed storyline, the comic names have often overtaken the official show names [[IAmNotShazam to the point where many fans are unaware that the show HAS different names for some characters]]):
23rd Aug '16 10:42:10 PM MarkWilder
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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 leader, Sally Acorn, lost her father, while Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots. 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 the trials of war.

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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 leader, Sally Acorn, lost her father, while Sonic lost his uncle as one of the mindless robots. 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.
war]].



* VillainWorld

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* VillainWorldVillainWorld: Robotnik controls most of the planet, and the heroes are struggling to take it back.
* WarIsHell: While this show is still a [[DownplayedTrope Saturday morning cartoon series aimed at kids]], this trope is definitely in effect. 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.
23rd Aug '16 6:13:25 PM MarkWilder
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* AirVentPassageway: One of the Freedom Fighters' favorite ways of getting around Robotropolis.

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* AirVentPassageway: One of the Freedom Fighters' favorite ways of getting around Robotropolis. [[JustifiedTrope Since the main characters are so small, it makes sense.]]
18th Aug '16 10:19:48 AM MarkWilder
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* ShesAManInJapan: Sally Acorn started as Sega of America and Europe's name for the tiny squirrel Sonic would rescue from badniks in ''Sonic 1''. In Japan, the tiny squirrel was male and named "Ricky".
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