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[[folder: The Heroes]]
!!Sonic the Hedgehog
* {{Badbutt}}
* BigBrotherInstinct: Probably the most emphasized usage of any Sonic incarnation. He looks out for Tails constantly and regularly goes frantic the moment something happens to him.
* CatchPhrase: "Up, over and gooone!", "I'm waaaaiiiiiiitiiiiiing…", "Gotta speed, keed!", "You got it ace - let's race!" amongst other [[RhymesOnADime rhyming phrases]].
* ChickMagnet
* {{Determinator}}: Even the odd time his foes give him a genuine challenge, Sonic is not one to back down.
* GuileHero: Achieves victory through his wits just as often as his speed.
* TheHero
* KarmicTrickster: The show nudges Sonic's characterization into this category, where he uses all sorts of mental tricks and misdirection to deflate Robotnik's plans.
* MrViceGuy: Occasional overconfidence.
* PaperThinDisguise: Much of Sonic's disguises are this. One's just Sonic with a hat and a bag of mail, and they fall for it.
** Lampshaded by Sonic when, to his alarm, sufficient doses of downloaded ninjutsu allow Scratch and Grounder to see through a disguise.
*** Also in the episode Grounder the Genius twice. The first time Sonic visits the fortress as a "Chip Recycler" and looks for the genius chip. Grounder says he has it which Sonic tries to get him, however Grounder, now being a genius, petrifies him aware that this would happen. Another example is later where Grounder makes out a trap and tosses it away far before anything bad happens. Sonic takes off his disguise and Grounder states he already knew Sonic was going to pull that.
** At one point, Sonic even [[BreakingTheFourthWall winks at the audience]] while showing himself through disguise.
** In "Too Tall Tails" Sonic actually takes off his disguise midway through one of his schemes. Scratch and Grounder ''still don't recognize him''!
*** Dr. Robotnik actually does manage to see through the majority of Sonic's disguises, however the few times he does it is either a few moments too late, or he's too far away to tell Grounder and Scratch, the ones typically being tricked.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Tails, who happily accepts that Sonic's his "mom, dad, and picket-fence".
* RaceLift: Type 5. Simply put, Jaleel White [[ButNotTooBlack didn't want Sonic to sound too black.]]
* RhymesOnADime
* SharpDressedMan: Sonic in some of his disguises counts for this.
* SmugSuper: At times.
* TeenGenius: Sonic has his moments of this.
* TotallyRadical
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chili-dogs.
* WalkingTheEarth

!! Miles "Tails" Prower
* BalloonBelly: In ''Boogie-Mania''.
* BigEater: It's even a major plot-point in one episode, where he keeps getting bigger and bigger the more he eats (and the bigger he gets, the hungrier he gets).
* BrattyHalfPint: [[DependingOnTheWriter Sometimes.]]
* ChildProdigy: Keeps up with Sonic, [[ADayintheLimelight saves the day on occasion]], built a flying bicycle from scrap, studies the Big Bang in kindergarten — and is four-and-a-half years old.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Little Bro]]: so very much.
* DesignatedVictim: And ''how''!
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Miles]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Not as prominent as his video game counterpart (though this was at the time when the game series was still fairly new. With only three games out at the time), but he has his moments.
* GirlsHaveCooties: What he believes. It's actually helpful from time to time.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* KidSidekick
* TheLancer
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: You can count the times he's called "Miles" on one hand. This actually becomes a plot point in "Tails' New Home", when a couple appears claiming to be his parents. Sonic eventually realizes that, if they were really his parents, they shouldn't have been calling him Tails; they should have been calling him Miles.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Chili-dogs.
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[[folder: The Badniks]]
!! Dr. Ivo Robotnik
* AxCrazy: While he is PlayedForLaughs most of the time, [[NotSoHarmlessVillain that still doesn't make him less dangerous.]]
* BadassMoustache
* BadBoss: Robotnik [[PlayedForLaughs comically]] [[KickTheDog verbally and physically abuses]] his "metallic moron" minions on a very frequent basis. On more than a few occasions he has also [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness proved to find them]] [[YouHaveFailedMe rather dispensable as well]].
* BaldOfEvil: Sonic has frustrated Robotnik so much, he made him "Tear every hair from my [[VillainousBreakdown BEAUUUUUTIFUL HEAD!]]"
* BerserkButton: Robotnik has many. For instance, when served hotcakes for breakfast instead of his traditional eggs:
-->'''Robotnik:''' [[SarcasmMode Hotcakes! Isn't that nice!]] You know what I like with my hotcakes?
-->''*Robotnik grabs Scratch by the neck*''
-->'''Scratch:''' ''(nervously)'' W-w-what?
-->'''Robotnik:''' CHOPPED CHICKEN BRAINS!
** Having his dishes smashed:
-->'''Scratch:''' ''(disheartened moan)'' Dr. Robotnik's gonna be ''very'' unhappy!
-->''*Robotnik appears in the kitchen doorway*''
-->'''Robotnik:''' [[FalseReassurance Robotnik isn't unhappy.]] In fact, he's… '''''[[SuddenlyShouting EXTREMELY TICKED OFF!!! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY CHINA?!?!?!]]'''''
* BewareTheSillyOnes: It is often implied Robotnik is only ineffective due to Sonic. A lot of episodes show the heroes encountering civilians that have already been enslaved or terrorized by Robotnik due to Sonic not being around. Not to mention the odd occasion Robotnik even manages to get one over the hedgehog.
* BigBad
* BigBeautifulMan: In his own mind, at least; the chief animator paid special attention to trying to convey this, in hopes of making Robotnik "animation's sexiest fat man". Of course, the reality is that, in-universe and out, Robotnik's "sexy moments" are serious FanDisservice.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Has black sclera with [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red pupils]].
* ButtMonkey: Sonic pulls no punches making him ''suffer''. One of the best examples is the "Zoobotnik" episode.
* CardCarryingVillain: Played with. Sure, he [[InsultBackfire likes being called despicable]] but there are moments when he will pretend to be a hero if his plans require it. [[spoiler: An example of this would be "Over The Hill Hero", where he says to Captain Rescue "I think we can fight rotten-ness just as good as that hedgehog."]].
* CatchPhrase: "I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG!!!"
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Is this in contrast to his game counterpart.
* DastardlyWhiplash: Has some of this trope's characteristics, most notably mustache-twirling, open and two-dimensional eeevilness and bombastic diabolical laughter.
* DirtyCoward
* DisproportionateRetribution: Over and over again throughout the entire show.
** In one episode, he imprisoned a cartoonist just for comparing him to Humpty Dumpty.
** Also when he was in high school, he wanted attention from a girl he admired by [[MurderTheHypotenuse attempting to kill his romantic rival by strangling him with a robotic snake]] [[CrazyJealousGuy out of jealousy.]] Robotnik was then expelled after the incident, and [[StartOfDarkness started his road to villainy.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Dr. Robotnik fears his mother, but he still loves her.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Loathes his cousin, Dr. Warpnik, for being a creepy, freaky, utter loony with an unsettling fixation on fish. To the point he sealed him up in a pocket dimension called the Warp of Confusion to get him out of everyone's hair.
* EvilLaugh: Robotnik has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II2zb1CUHmk a few utterly]] excellent ones.
* '''EvilIsHammy''': Robotnik [[UpToEleven takes it up to eleven]].
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil: Though Robotnik's villainy is taken somewhat lightly, some of it can seem pretty extreme [[FridgeHorror when you think about it]].
* FloweryInsults: Robotnik LOVES to insult people. A lot. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjuhnuwFBQw Here's an alphabetized video of all of his insults throughout the whole series.]]
* FreudianExcuse: Dr. Robotnik is implied to have one in the form of his abusive mother, Momma Robotnik.
* GadgeteerGenius: As buffoonish as he is, most of his gadgets do what they are supposed to and are pretty damn advanced.
* GenreSavvy: He may not fare much better than Grounder and Scratch in the department of victory, but at least he knows enough to try different methods to keep Sonic away (such as tempered steel and tricking people around Sonic rather than getting Sonic himself), and even then always assumes Sonic will show up and take out Scratch and Grounder at the minimum.
* {{Gonk}}
* HairTriggerTemper: Uh, yeah.
* HotBlooded
* InSeriesNickname: Sonic sometimes calls him 'Robuttnik'. [[BerserkButton Predictably]], [[LargeHam Robotnik hates it]].
* {{Jerkass}}
* LackOfEmpathy
* '''LargeHam''': Oh God, yes!
* LastNameBasis: Dr. Robotnik, whose first name "Ivo" is only mentioned twice in the whole series.
* LaughablyEvil: The doctor is completely ruthless, but it's hard to find a scene he isn't hilarious. Only upped even further due to WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
* ManChild
* MyBelovedSmother: Robotnik, despite his evil nature, is completely at the mercy of his mother, who is even more demanding and has a ''really'' bad temper. He has [[TheDogBitesBack turned on her]] a couple of occasions though.
* '''''[[NoIndoorVoice NO INDOOR VOICE]]''''': '''''Like you wouldn't believe.'''''
-->'''''"[[ChewingTheScenery I DON'T REMEMBER PROGRAMMING YOU TO BEAT ME!!!]]"'''''
* NeverMyFault[=/=]ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: On one occasion, he demotes Coconuts after he himself is tricked by Sonic, even though Coconuts wasn't even present at the time. As he puts it, "''I'm'' the boss! I can blame ''whoever I want''!"
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Usually rather bumbling and defeated handily by Sonic. There are a fair few times he manages to outsmart the hedgehog and temporarily get the upper hand however. It helps he also knows just how to get under Sonic's skin (see above).
* PetTheDog: In the first Mama Robotnik episode, he shows he sincerely loves and cares for his "Fuzzy-wuzzy", the teddy bear he grew up with a child and which was his only friend. True, Fuzzy-wuzzy is a killer robot that basically turns into a creepily real grizzly with four arms and two heads, but he still loves him all the same, even begging Sonic to save Fuzzy-wuzzy from being destroyed and promising to stop his latest evil plot.
** "So Long Sucker" reveals that Robotnik still carries around a photo of his deceased pet cockroach, "Mr. Bobo", whom he was apparently quite fond of. He even sheds a few tears reminiscing.
* {{Pirate}}: In the episode of "Blackbot the Pirate". He even [[DressedtoPlunder looks the part]]. But he's mostly in it for the Chaos Emerald of Invisibility.
* PsychopathicManchild
* RoboSexual: Robotnik himself proved this when he created a robot wife.
* RoboticSpouse: Robotnik gets a couple of these for himself in a couple of episodes
* SlasherSmile: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS0AKzzD0wA&list=TLl3Ih65iLqLU Among many of his emotes. ]]
* SoreLoser
* SuddenlyShouting: '''''All the freakin' time.'''''
* TerribleTrio: Forms one with Scratch and Grounder in most episodes. playing the role of the boss, natch.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Eggs. He's had eggs for breakfast every day for the last ten years! ''No, he does not want any hotcakes for breakfast.''
* TrrrillingRrrs: Does this quite frrrequently.
** "I'll have to give myself a PRRRRROMOTION!"
* VillainousBreakdown: Has one at least once an episode.
* WouldHurtAChild: He's stated to Sonic before that if he had captured Tails, he'd be torturing him.

!! Scratch & Grounder
Robotnik's newest, dedicated anti-Sonic robots and general minions. Unfortunately for him, they're both total incompetents and idiots. Created at about the same time from the same machine, they would originally have been identical, but Scratch pulled a lever that caused Grounder to come out with a different chassis. Both Badniks are based off of badniks from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''; Grounder is a straight lift of the Grounder badnik (itself a lift of Burrobot from the first game), while Scratch is a heavily modified Clucker (a turret-firing chicken badnik).

* AffablyEvil: In "Grounder The Genius" when Grounder gains super-intelligence, he also gains a considerable amount of charm to his personality.
* AnnoyingLaugh: Scratch: "Ba-HA ha-HAAAA!!"
* ArmCannon: Grounder
* ChewToy: They have been blown up, frozen, melted, run over, squashed, tied together… at least half of the humor in the show revolves around them getting turned into spare parts by Sonic.
* [[TheDitz The Ditzes]]: Scratch is only slightly smarter than Grounder, which isn't saying a whole lot.
* DoAnythingRobot: Scratch and Grounder are full of all sorts of tools, up to and including [[DistractedByTheSexy inflatable supermodel decoys]].
* EvilLaugh: Scratch's rooster laugh, which sounds like a trumpet.
* FatAndSkinny: They're not organic beings, but they contrast appropriately in appearance.
* GenreBlindness: Sonic tricks Grounder and Scratch endlessly all the time with various disguises, yet as far as they seem to know there's just a lot of hedgehogs all over the planet with a series of different and very diverse jobs.
* GenreSavvy: Scratch has his moments, occasionally being able to see through Sonic's disguises and tricks sooner than Grounder. Though it's often too late to do any good, or it turns out to be a trick within a trick.
* HarmlessVillain: While Robotnik could at least strive to be fearsome every now and then, Scratch and Grounder were completely incompetent for the large majority of the time, when not being defeated easily by Sonic, their plans were taken apart by random civilians or [[NiceJobFixingItVillain even their own bumbling]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Scratch towards Grounder, often venting his frustration when the latter's stupidity results in Sonic's plans succeeding. Given [[BadBoss Robotnik's treatment of the two]], this might be [[JustifiedTrope understandable]].
* LaserGuidedTykebomb: The [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad]]. This combined with GoldfishPoopGang. Robotnik created Scratch and Grounder for the express purpose of hunting down and killing Sonic, but since the two have only a quarter of a brain between them, Sonic always ends up the winner.
* TheMagnificent: Listening to how Scratch and Grounder address Robotnik is one of the best parts of the show. Such as "Your Masochisticness".
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Averted most of the time, but they have their moments when Robotnik's not around, such as in "Blank-Headed Eagle", where they're shown to be huge fans of the heroic "Edgar Eagle" TV character.
* NoIndoorVoice: Scratch's incredibly loud, braying voice.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot: They manage to produce ''tears'' in ''Sno Problem''.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Scratch, especially in the German dub.
* SimpletonVoice: Grounder
* SmugSnake: Grounder, when he temporarily becomes a genius.
** Scratch seems to have a high opinion of himself half the time.
-->'''Scratch:''' He made ''me'' persistent! He made ''you'' too dumb to quit!
* SwissArmyWeapon: Grounder
* TerribleTrio: Robotnik is the leader; they're the two minions.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys

!! Coconuts
One of Robotnik's earlier creations; pushed aside in favor of Scratch and Grounder, Coconuts yearns to re-earn Robotnik's attention and affection and so often works independently of his "little brothers", though he will work with them if he must. Coconuts' name and design are lifted directly from the "Coconuts" badnik of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''.

* AdvertisedExtra: He appears in the opening, but appears only in a few episodes.
* ButtMonkey: Takes abuse most of the time simply for existing despite his rather extreme effort and enthusiasm, getting demoted constantly for mostly nothing…and it's not like Scratch and Grounder are much better off.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
* TerribleTrio: When he works with Scratch and Grounder.
* TheUnfavorite: Gets it much worse than Scratch and Grounder, which is really saying something.
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[[folder: Other Characters]]
!! Breezie
A robotic female hedgehog created by Robotnik to run Sonic into an exhausted state by bending him around her little finger and sending him on impossibly long quests to please her. She has a change of heart when Sonic turns out to genuinely care for her and winds up joining a community of Robotnik's various "junked" robots.

* CanonImmigrant: It took her 20 years, but she's making her debut outside of the cartoon in ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'' #268.
* MsFanservice
* HeelFaceTurn
* KarmaHoudini: After Tails found out about her true motive, Breezie disposes of Tails rather quickly and harshly. However after her HeelFaceTurn (which Tails was NOT present at as he was still subdued by her,) he still was very quick to forgive her.

!! Momma Robotnik
Robotnik's harridan mother, normally held safely away in the "Mobius Home for Really Bizarre Mothers" but who sometimes escapes to harass her son and everyone else. She looks almost identical to her son, but she's considerably larger (usually twice his size, depending on the scene) and much nastier.

* BrawnHilda: She's a huge, fat, ugly woman.
* CardCarryingVillain: As she reveals in "Zoobotnik," she ''intentionally raised her son'' to be a dishonest supervillain.
* DependingOnTheArtist: While always designed as something of a female Robotnik, the extent of this varies from having at least basic TertiarySexualCharacteristics, to outright being her son in a dress, ''mustache and all''.
* TheDreaded: She's so crazy and evil that even Robotnik himself is terrified of her.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Mama Robotnik Has Standards:]] Granted she despises Ivo and wants him to be evil at the same time, but not even SHE voted for him in "Sonic Is Running".
* GagBoobs: In one of the show's many instances of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, they [[{{Squick}} visibly stretch out her much-too-small dress]].
* GirlsWithMoustaches: DependingOnTheArtist at least.
* {{Gonk}}: Arguably even moreso than her son, due to the two [[UncannyFamilyResemblance looking so similar]]. [[GirlsWithMoustaches She even has his mustache]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: In her first appearance she gets mad at Robotnik for lying to her, then in "Zoobotnik" says she raised him to always lie.
* LargeHam: Just as much as her son.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Is essentially Robotnik in a dress with eyelashes. They didn't even bother getting rid of [[GirlsWithMoustaches the mustache]].
* UncannyFamilyResemblance: As stated above, she's a bigger, fatter, ugly, bustier Robotnik in a dress with little girly eyelashes.

!! Robotnik Jr.
An artificial son created by Robotnik to inherit his empire, since the alternative, giving it to Scratch, Grounder and Coconuts, is unthinkable to him. Unfortunately for Robotnik, he turns rebel against him and goes to live with Robotnik's other rejects, where he develops a crush on Breezie.

* CatchPhrase: "Big whoop!"
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]]
* TookALevelInKindness

!! Wes Weasley

* ConMan
* {{Expy}}: Michael Donovan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPfkYwYWuH0&feature=related has admitted]][[note]]look in the comments[[/note]] that Weasley's voice is his "bad impersonation" of PhilSilvers.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor
* HonestJohnsDealership
* SnakeOilSalesman
* UnmovingPlaid

!! Collie Chang

* HotScoop
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Named after Connie Chung.

!! Katella

* AbhorrentAdmirer
* BoobsOfSteel
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Her entire role in "Zoobotnik" consists of her manhandling Robotnik in what is blatantly sexual assault, including at one point jumping up and down on him in a way similar to dry humping. However, while she's not called on it, it's very clear that it is not okay and Robotnik is actually ''very'' afraid of her.
* EvilVersusEvil: Her against Mama Robotnik. Katella concedes because she refuses to have her for a mother-in-law.
* FieryRedhead
* TheHunter: She kidnaps people from their home planets and sells them to zoos in other galaxies.
** EgomaniacHunter
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: She makes frequent winks towards the audience.
* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: She carries around a portable record player with her own leitmotif.
* MsFanservice: It's not clear if she's exactly a human, but she's definitely one of the most attractive characters on the show.
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: Though it would help if she didn't beat up Robotnik every chance she got.
* NotGoodWithRejection: Invoked when she coolly warns Robotnik that she "doesn't handle rejection well."
* ShotgunWedding: Which she tries to pull on Robotnik before his mom shows up.
* TheVamp
* {{Yandere}}: A more subdued version. She will ''not'' take no for an answer.
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