History WesternAnimation / SonicUnderground

27th Apr '17 8:22:41 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: In episode 5, "Mobodoon", the gang tries to defend the town from Robotnik by using their musical instruments, but the musical number they performed earlier drained their power.
10th Apr '17 9:17:45 AM Arial
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** Although most likely not intended, the removed parts of the names(as well as one of the n's) form the word "mania". SonicMania... hmmm...
18th Mar '17 9:40:02 AM F1Krazy
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: In "The ART of Destruction", the titular learning robot is converted to the Resistance via ThePowerOfRock. [[spoiler:At the climax of the episode, ART holds back a [[TheWallsAreClosingIn closing-wall trap]] long enough for the triplets to escape, and is crushed and killed]].
12th Mar '17 4:31:26 AM F1Krazy
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** Sonic and Manic [[WholesomeCrossdresser dress as belly-dancers]] to [[WeNeedADistraction distract Sleet]] in one episode.



* BrokenAesop: The 21st episode involves a seller with one of the Queen's gems and willing to sell it at a high price. The trio doesn't have the money and Manic ruefully recommends '[[StickyFingers acquiring it.]]' Sonia and Sonic are disgusted with Manic's thieving skills and shoot it down, [[{{Hypocrite}} even though they have stolen things before]] and Manic has taken things that saved their lives. Later Sonic's ingenious way of getting Sleet and Dingo out of their ship is to flood it with gallons upon gallons of unpaid for olive oil.

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* BrokenAesop: The 21st episode involves a seller with one of the Queen's gems and willing to sell it at a high price. The trio doesn't have the money and Manic ruefully recommends '[[StickyFingers acquiring it.]]' Sonia and Sonic are disgusted with Manic's thieving skills and shoot it down, [[{{Hypocrite}} even though they have stolen things before]] and Manic has taken things that saved their lives. Later Sonic's ingenious way of getting Sleet and Dingo out of their ship is to flood it with gallons upon gallons of unpaid for unpaid-for olive oil.



* ChattyHairdresser: The Do-Bot, who turned out to be a spy for Robotnik.

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* ChattyHairdresser: The Do-Bot, who turned out to be Do-Bot. Invoked as she was a spy for Robotnik.Robotnik: she would lure her customers into blabbing secrets, then record them on an internal tape recorder.



* CreepyMonotone: ART, to a point. Also Manic when under Robotnik's control in "Bug!"



* DishingOutDirt: Manic, who can cause earthquakes.

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* DishingOutDirt: Manic, who can cause earthquakes.earthquakes with his drumming.



* EvilOverlord: Robotnik, naturally, although there is a lot that separates him from the Robotnik of SATAM. SATAM Robotnik's end goal is to roboticize all sentient life in order to consolidate his control of the planet. Underground Robotnik also desires worldwide domination, but is willing to be more open to the various ways of achieving this, including shaking down the rich for resources and relying upon unroboticized help. Also, Underground Robotnik isn't keen on polluting environments unless it somehow serves his purposes, and leaves most people unroboticized, treating the procedure more as a punishment for crimes committed against his rule.

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* EvilOverlord: Robotnik, naturally, although there is a lot that separates him from the Robotnik of SATAM. SATAM ''[=SatAM=]''. ''[=SatAM=]'' Robotnik's end goal is to roboticize all sentient life in order to consolidate his control of the planet. Underground ''Underground'' Robotnik also desires worldwide domination, but is willing to be more open to the various ways of achieving this, including shaking down the rich for resources and relying upon unroboticized help. Also, Underground ''Underground'' Robotnik isn't keen on polluting environments unless it somehow serves his purposes, and leaves most people unroboticized, treating the procedure more as a punishment for crimes committed against his rule.



* HarsherinHindsight: The scene the series ends on consists of the three hedgehogs remotely flying cargo aircraft into the side of a skyscraper...

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* HarsherinHindsight: HarsherInHindsight: The scene the series ends on consists of the three hedgehogs remotely flying cargo aircraft into the side of a skyscraper...



* HulkSpeak: ARTT the robot talks like this, but in a strangely natural tone of voice, which is the complete opposite of the SWAT-bots.

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* HulkSpeak: ARTT ART the robot talks like this, but in a strangely natural tone of voice, which is the complete opposite of the SWAT-bots.



* IdenticalGrandson: In "Mummy Dearest" the siblings find the tomb of a distant ancestor of theirs, who looks and acts just like Sonic.

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* IdenticalGrandson: In "Mummy Dearest" Dearest", the siblings find the tomb of a distant ancestor of theirs, who looks and acts just like Sonic.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his wealthy lifestyle, cowardice, and the threats to his life should he turn his back on Robotnik, Bartleby has helped the hedgehogs at times.
** In return, they broke him out of prison near the end of the series.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his wealthy lifestyle, cowardice, and the threats to his life should he turn his back on Robotnik, Bartleby has helped the hedgehogs at times.
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times. In return, they broke him out of prison near the end of the series.



* KleptomaniacHero: Manic.

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-->'''Dingo''': Your honour, my client here is innocent... although he looks like a dirty traitor to me.
-->'''Sonic''': With a defence like Dingo, who needs a prosecutor?
* KleptomaniacHero: Manic. Justified as he was raised by thieves and really doesn't know any better.



* LighterAndSofter: Though not as light as Adventures Of Sonic, it has a much lighter and more comedic tone compared to SatAM. Then again, being a musical helps.

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* LighterAndSofter: Though not as light as Adventures Of Sonic, ''Adventures'', it has a much lighter and more comedic tone compared to SatAM.''[=SatAM=]''. Then again, being a musical helps.



* MaliciousMisnaming: Like''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' before it, this show has Sonic constantly refer to Robotnik as "Robuttnik."

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* MaliciousMisnaming: Like''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' Like ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' before it, this the show has Sonic constantly refer to Robotnik as "Robuttnik.""Robuttnik", and occasionally "Buttnik". The triplets occasionally get in on it as well.
-->'''ART''': 'Buttnik?' Oh. [[DontExplainTheJoke Robotnik. Buttnik]]. [[CreepyMonotone Ha ha ha. That is funny.]]



* MindControlDevice: The darts in "Bug!"

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* MindControlDevice: The darts in "Bug!""Bug!", which turned one into a Robotnik spy.



* PhotographicMemory: Sonia.

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* PhotographicMemory: Sonia. [[LaserGuidedAmnesia Except for the one episode where she loses it]].



* ThePowerOfRock

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* ThePowerOfRockThePowerOfRock: Quite literally, as the triplets' instruments double as laser weapons or, in Manic's case, earthquake generators.



* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Bartleby of the high class, haughty variety, and Cyrus, the street smart resistance member. Sonia's also shown affection for Knuckles, who doesn't really fit into either category.

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* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Bartleby of the high class, haughty variety, and Cyrus, the street smart street-smart resistance member. Sonia's also shown affection for Knuckles, who doesn't really fit into either category.



* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler: Ifyoucan.]]

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* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler: Ifyoucan.]]Ifyoucan]] was roboticized, but retained his free will, similar to Uncle Chuck in [=SatAM=].



* SadisticChoice: A Lighter and Softer version. In the aptly-named "Sonia's Choice", she must choose whether to save Sonic or Manic from the roboticizer. Sonia chooses [[spoiler: both! Queen Aleena ends up saving Manic anyway]].

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* SadisticChoice: A Lighter and Softer LighterAndSofter version. In the aptly-named "Sonia's Choice", she must choose whether to save Sonic or Manic from the roboticizer. Sonia chooses [[spoiler: both! Queen Aleena ends up saving Manic anyway]].



* ScienceIsBad: Surprisingly downplayed. In this show, unlike in WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM, Robotnik is much less of a polluting industrialist and mostly sees technology as a way to maintain his control over the planet. Therefore, there's much less of an incentive for him to pollute the entire planet purely for the sake of doing so. Granted, the places under his most secure control aren't paradise, but they're still livable, and it's heavily implied that the hedgehog's secret home base is located in Robotnik's capital city. That, and Sonic and Company have used futuristic technologies (i.e. a RV van, a hover board, motorcycle, several other vehicles) constantly in their fight against Robotnik. Furthermore, there are several incredibly beautiful and highly futuristic cities on Mobius.

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* ScienceIsBad: Surprisingly downplayed. In this show, unlike in WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM, ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', Robotnik is much less of a polluting industrialist and mostly sees technology as a way to maintain his control over the planet. Therefore, there's much less of an incentive for him to pollute the entire planet purely for the sake of doing so. Granted, the places under his most secure control aren't paradise, but they're still livable, and it's heavily implied that the hedgehog's hedgehogs' secret home base is located in Robotnik's capital city. That, and Sonic and Company have used futuristic technologies (i.e. a RV van, a hover board, motorcycle, several other vehicles) constantly in their fight against Robotnik. Furthermore, there are several incredibly beautiful and highly futuristic cities on this version of Mobius.



* SilenceYouFool: Possibly this Robotnik's catchphrase in the show, usually used against Sleet and Dingo when they try to explain themselves about why they are incompetent.

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* SilenceYouFool: Possibly this Arguably Robotnik's catchphrase in the show, usually used against Sleet and Dingo when they try to explain themselves about why they are incompetent.their latest failure.



* SurferDude: Manic.

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* SurferDude: Manic.Manic, complete with hoverboard.



* TotallyRadical

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* TotallyRadicalTotallyRadical: Sonic, as in [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog the previous]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM two shows]], but Manic also gets in on the act, using nonsensical adjectives like "crashin'" and "rippin'" as well as "bogus".



** In another episode, in a call back to a ''Sonic [=SatAM=]'' plot, Robotnik challenges Sonic to a race. Sonia and Manic, figuring Sonic couldn't resist, show up to try and rescue him... except he knew it was a trap and ''didn't'' show, and ''they'' have to be rescued.
* UnwillingRoboticization: Similar to how it works in WesternAnimation/SonicSATAM, with one major difference being that most of the time, beings that undergo roboticization come out looking like cyborgs and not full-fledged robots. However, the minds of roboticized beings are still enslaved to Robotnik and this control can only be broken temporarily.

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** In another episode, in a call back to a ''Sonic [=SatAM=]'' ''[=SatAM=]'' plot, Robotnik challenges Sonic to a race. Sonia and Manic, figuring Sonic couldn't resist, show up to try and rescue him... except he knew it was a trap and ''didn't'' show, and ''they'' have to be rescued.
* TricksterMentor: The Oracle of Delphius definitely fits: he speaks in riddles more often than not, transports the hedgehogs into a MirrorUniverse where they're the bad guys to teach them a lesson, and when called out on it, responds with an absolute gem:
-->'''Sonic''': Don't you ever just give a straight answer?
-->'''Oracle''': What do you think?
* UnwillingRoboticization: Similar to how it works in WesternAnimation/SonicSATAM, ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', with one major difference being that most of the time, beings that undergo roboticization come out looking like cyborgs and not full-fledged robots. However, the minds of roboticized beings are still enslaved to Robotnik and this control can only be broken temporarily.



-->'''Sonic''': "I'm waiting for you to say 'walk this way'." (Does a SillyWalk)

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-->'''Sonic''': "I'm waiting for you to say 'walk this way'." (Does [''does a SillyWalk)SillyWalk'']



* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Sonic has SuperSpeed. Sonia has SuperStrength. Manic...can pick locks.

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Sonic has SuperSpeed. Sonia has SuperStrength. Manic... can pick locks.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: (Well, a Non-Mobian) The show is pretty NeverSayDie usually, "roboticizing" characters instead of killing them. But it's perfectly willing to destroy robots who side with the good guys, even ones who have clearly established that they are sentient. This includes Hip, the fake baby hedgehog who had developed a fondness for Manic, and ARTT, who saves Manic's life. ARTT is at least mourned, but when Hip is destroyed everyone is merely mad at Robotnik for tricking them. Then again, Hip never had a chance to express its feelings, being a baby.

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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: (Well, a Non-Mobian) Non-Mobian.) The show is pretty NeverSayDie usually, "roboticizing" characters instead of killing them. But it's perfectly willing to destroy robots who side with the good guys, even ones who have clearly established that they are sentient. This includes Hip, the fake baby hedgehog who had developed a fondness for Manic, and ARTT, ART, who saves Manic's life. ARTT ART is at least mourned, but when Hip is destroyed everyone is merely mad at Robotnik for tricking them. Then again, Hip never had a chance to express its feelings, being a baby.



-->'''Sonic''': Why is it always water?




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* YouHaveFailedMe: Subverted in the second episode; Robotnik almost roboticizes Sleet and Dingo after their initial failure to capture the hedgehogs, but instead decides to give them "one last chance".
11th Mar '17 11:39:30 AM Discar
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Not to be confused with the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM three]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog other]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom western]] [[WesternAnimation animated]] series based on Sonic the Hedgehog, the {{Anime}} series ''Anime/SonicX,'' the {{OVA}} ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie,'' the [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog the upcoming film adaptation]] or the game that helped to [[CutShort kill it off]] that same year, ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.

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Not to be confused with the [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM three]] [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog other]] [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom western]] [[WesternAnimation animated]] series based on Sonic the Hedgehog, the {{Anime}} series ''Anime/SonicX,'' the {{OVA}} ''Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie,'' the [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2018 the upcoming film adaptation]] or the game that helped to [[CutShort kill it off]] that same year, ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
2nd Feb '17 7:33:02 PM Idek618
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* FeudalFuture: Robotnik basically just extorts tribute from the aristocrats under threat of roboticization.

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* FeudalFuture: Robotnik basically just extorts tribute from the aristocrats under threat of roboticization.



* SadisticChoice: A Lighter and Softer version. In the aptly-named "Sonia's Choice", she must choose whether to save Sonic or Manic from the roboticizer. Sonia chooses [[spoiler: both!]] Queen Aleena ends up saving [[spoiler: Manic]] anyway.

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* SadisticChoice: A Lighter and Softer version. In the aptly-named "Sonia's Choice", she must choose whether to save Sonic or Manic from the roboticizer. Sonia chooses [[spoiler: both!]] both! Queen Aleena ends up saving [[spoiler: Manic]] anyway.Manic anyway]].



* UnwillingRoboticization: Similar to how it works in WesternAnimation/SonicSATAM, with one major difference being that most of the time, beings that undergo roboticization come out looking like cyborgs and not full-fledged robots. However, the minds of roboticized beings are still mentally enslaved to Robotnik and this control can only be broken temporarily.

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* UnwillingRoboticization: Similar to how it works in WesternAnimation/SonicSATAM, with one major difference being that most of the time, beings that undergo roboticization come out looking like cyborgs and not full-fledged robots. However, the minds of roboticized beings are still mentally enslaved to Robotnik and this control can only be broken temporarily.
14th Dec '16 8:09:43 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The series is a Type 1 (InNameOnly) adaptation of the video games.
6th Dec '16 4:59:02 PM thevisualboy37
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* MoralDissonance: In "The Do-Bot", members of the aristocracy are hypnotized by a robotic stylist at a hair salon, forced into admitting their negative thoughts concerning Robotnik, which are recorded and retrieved by Sleet and Dingo. Sonia finds this out and ends up giving refuge to the stylist robot. Sonic and Manic, however, want to let the robot get captured again, thinking that the aristocrats deserve what they get because they're rich, and were gossiping. Nevermind that the punishment for this is roboticization. They'd rather let dozens be given a FateWorseThanDeath before they find out Sonia was hypnotized into revealing where their secret base was, aka they don't care until it has something to do with them. The moral of the episode seems to be "Don't gossip", which makes you wonder where the writer's heads were.

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* MoralDissonance: In "The Do-Bot", "Haircraft in Space", members of the aristocracy are hypnotized by a robotic stylist at a hair salon, forced into admitting their negative thoughts concerning Robotnik, which are recorded and retrieved by Sleet and Dingo. Sonia finds this out and ends up giving refuge to the stylist robot. Sonic and Manic, however, want to let the robot get captured again, thinking that the aristocrats deserve what they get because they're rich, and were gossiping. Nevermind that the punishment for this is roboticization. They'd rather let dozens be given a FateWorseThanDeath before they find out Sonia was hypnotized into revealing where their secret base was, aka they don't care until it has something to do with them. The moral of the episode seems to be "Don't gossip", which makes you wonder where the writer's heads were.
19th Oct '16 2:49:55 PM WillKeaton
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* MaliciousMisnaming: Like''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'' and ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' before it, this show has Sonic constantly refer to Robotnik as "Robuttnik."
2nd Oct '16 5:21:40 PM TheTraveller
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[[caption-width-right:320:Kids [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom these days]] have it easy...]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Kids [[WesternAnimation/SonicBoom these days]] have it easy...]]
[[caption-width-right:320:They made a vow - their mother will be found![[note]] [[CutShort Yeah, about that...]][[/note]]]]



After 10 years of being CutShort, it seemed that [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6519&start=30 the story would conclude]] in the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Sonic Comic's Sonic Universe]]. Sadly, it was delayed, and now [[https://twitter.com/IanFlynnBKC/status/510281489292877824 it's been officially cancelled]], though a summary of its events will appear in a collection of planned and scrapped stories.

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After 10 years of being CutShort, it seemed that [[http://www.bumbleking.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=6519&start=30 the story would conclude]] in the [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Archie Sonic Comic's Sonic Universe]]. Sadly, it was delayed, and now [[https://twitter.com/IanFlynnBKC/status/510281489292877824 it's been officially cancelled]], though a summary of its events will appear in a collection of planned and scrapped stories. While most did not lament the series' second death, there remains a few still wondering WhatCouldHaveBeen and silently hoping the triplets' story will one day be properly concluded.
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