* NamesTheSame: Crystal Weston Chandler and Crystal Weston Chandler, Chris-Chan's sister and daughter respectively.
* TributeToFido: Patti-Chan is based on Chris's dog, Patti.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Most of the characters that aren’t Pokémon or hedgehogs are derived from people the writer has met or “known” in real life.
* WhyTheFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Chris has not made a ''Sonichu'' comic in years due to his belief (which could be justified) that his fanbase consisted solely of [[{{Troll}} trolls]]. He has stated that he feels the fanbase sabotaged his attempts to court a female acquaintance just so he can make more comics.

----