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[[caption-width-right:250:Meet the team: [[NationalStereoTypes Tails]], [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased Amy]], [[MsFanservice Rouge]], and [[IdiotHero Sonic]].]]
The '''''Sonic Zombie''''' series is a saga of StylisticSuck videos made in ''[[GarrysMod Garry's Mod]]'' featuring Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog and friends in the midst of a ZombieApocalypse. They were created by [[http://www.youtube.com/user/Balenaproductions Balena Productions]], who became famous for his ''WebAnimation/SonicInJaws'' video.

[[folder: List of Episodes (In chronological order):]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKefyicExKY Sonic Zombie Origins]] [[note]]This episode is the 4th one released, but is the first one chronologically.[[/note]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksBC_hxV0ew Sonic Zombie Apocalypse 3]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x1Pm4uIPRw Sonic Zombie Thing 2]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKeQIkiuUO4 Sonic Zombie Diaries 3/12]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXmHYK5TrSc Sonic Zombie Vengeance]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S-pSzjKxF4 Sonic Zombie In Space]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcfwkTCPpAI Sonic Zombie Doom Ship The Movie]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6prb5uFK2bU Sonic Zombie Shopping Mall]]
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!!Tropes that appear:
* AbnormalLimbRotationRange: Happens with just about every character at some point, intentionally or [[SpecialEffectsFailure not]] thanks to always being dragged around by their heads.
* AffablyEvil: In [[TheRival Metal Sonic]]'s gang, the only one to show any true desire to kill the lead cast is Metal Sonic himself, [[spoiler:which makes sense once it's revealed that Metal Sonic is really Silver back for revenge yet again]]. Pikachu brushes off Metal's instructions and doesn't even try to kill Knuckles when the two meet face to face (instead opting for a rap contest), Mega Man and Bowser (despite the latter saying "Yeah that sounds fun" when they split up) are more interested in the food available in the mall, and the Dolphin prefers to just pose erotically in front of everyone in the video store.
* AnAssKickingChristmas: ''Origins'' takes place on Christmas.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Cream, Knuckles, [[spoiler: and Bowser]], seconds before they transform.
* ArtifactTitle: By the individual video. While all of them actually do include zombies, in many cases the zombies take a back-seat to the MonsterOfTheWeek. This was inverted in ''Doom Ship'', which starts out having nothing to do with zombies, but then they get on the ship.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: A very common theme amongst the monsters featured in the series, with the use of the inflator tool.
* BackFromTheDead: All the time.
* BadBadActing: This series is ''built'' off shoddy acting. Here's an example form ''Vengeance'':
--> '''Knuckles''': Sonic man, I got an idea. We can take up to that.. that crane thing up there that's what it's called I think a crane.
* BadassBiker: [[TheRival The Rivals]] in ''Shopping Mall'' use motorcycles as means of transportation.
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: Silver's ultimate goal in ''Vengeance'' revolves around one. To make a long story short, he predicts the outcome of the entire episode, including when Hornhog Sonic and Vampire Knuckles' fight would lead them both to the front gate where Silver could come out and snatch their powers once they were vulnerable.]]
* BerserkButton: Don't ever say you used Tails' tacos to summon a giant monster, or say you're hungry for one yourself. Amy, Charmy, and [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]] found this out the hard way.
* BiTheWay: Knuckles is usually straight in the series, but that changes in ''Doom Ship The Movie'' when he notices Espio's horn, [[AssShove which leads into a romance]],[[spoiler: though it ends in tragedy]].
* CameraAbuse: In Gmod, the camera works very much like a tripod. Cue the numerous moments when someone decides to touch it and the camera topples over, sometimes sending it into a spinning frenzy or launching it across the room.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Sonic changes his "gimmick." In the second and third videos publish-wise, his shtick is that he speaks in monotone, acts like a CloudCuckoolander, and is a walking advertisement for things like Pizza Hut. Then ''Origins'' adds atittude and gives him his "douchebag" part, something that has stuck with him since.
* ChekhovsGun: ''Doom Ship'' has a few: [[spoiler:The anchor Eggman drops down (serves as how the zombies get there), Vector's diarrhea-inducing Sweedish meatballs (later used on the MonsterOfTheWeek), and the dolphin that makes an occasional appearance (gives Knuckles a ride to the crew)]].
* CompanionCube: Tails' tacos.
* DespairEventHorizon: Vector experiences this once [[spoiler:his ship begins to sink, so he allows himself to [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled go down with the ship]]]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: In the one time someone (Charmy) got dangerously close to taking a bite out of one of Tails' tacos, Tails grabs him by the head and [[{{Squick}} lets out an extreme flow of diarrhea on him]], which knocks Charmy out of the room unconscious and completely blackened.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Both Shadow and Eggman die in ''Thing'' this way. The former returns in ''Diaries'' and the later in ''Vengeance''.]]
* DoomedByCanon: [[spoiler:Subverted. Cream and Knuckles are absent in ''Apocalypse 3'', suggesting that they will die in ''Origins''. And while Cream dies, she's eventually brought back into the cast by virtue of the clones from ''In Space'' (where she's retconned into Eggman's daughter and doesn't become heroic until Eggman is forced to join Sonic and his crew in ''Doom Ship''), while Knuckles is revealed to have not died, but turned into a vampire, which he lost anyway when Silver took his powers]].
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: The seventh episode is called "''Sonic Zombie Doom Ship TheMovie''"
* DullSurprise:
--> '''Sonic''': (in ''Origins'') Look out behind you.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Apocalyse 3''.
** The narrator's voice is lower and less enthusiastic.
** The effects are ''much'' worse. The streams used to make their heads move are actually visible this time.
** The ending [[spoiler:is far more closed in than following videos, and a bit of a downer at that. Shadow is bitten by zombies, they break in and take down Amy, Rouge, and Tails, and Sonic runs into a base just to get bit by a zombie Shadow]]. There is no SequelHook like the following videos, probably because they weren't originally planned.
** The video is far shorter than the rest. This barely totals over four minutes. Everything after has no less than thirteen.
** Amy and Rouge only show the slightest hint at the personalities they will later get, and Tail's doesn't at all. (He doesn't even speak.) Sonic's character seems to be a blend of his pre-''Origins'' and ''Origins''-onwards selves. Shadow is the only one that remains the same throughout the whole series.
** The zombies actually ''are'' the main and only conflict force this time. This also lacks the MonsterOfTheWeek that eventually shows up in the later installments.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:To save his own life, Eggman is forced into joining the heroes during the zombie attack in ''Doom Ship''. He remains loyal to Sonic's team in ''Shopping Mall'', suggesting that he underwent a full HeelFaceTurn.]]
* EpicFail: Due to the StylisticSuck nature of the videos, these are all over the place.
* EvilTwin: A plot point in ''Space''.
* EveryEpisodeEnding: Most episodes end with the currently-alive cast escaping in aircraft. Helicopters are the most common.
--> '''Knuckles''': Wow, man that's kinda lucky, how often do you really think anyone would find a helicopter?
--> '''Amy''': Well actually we find one at like, the end of all these videos.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies
* ExcusePlot: There's often ''very'' little justification behind any given plot, as it's obviously done for the fun factor of the videos. ''Space'' takes the cake, with the characters getting their space ship just because Rouge asked the maker for one.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Guess where ''Space'', ''Doom Ship'', and ''Shopping Mall'' take place. And yes, every installment in the series has zombies, although they are rarely the central opposing force.
* FiveBadBand: Metal Sonic's gang in ''Shopping Mall'':
** BigBad: Metal Sonic[[spoiler:[[note]] later revealed to be Silver in a robotic body[[/note]]]]
** TheDragon: [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]]
** EvilGenius: [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man]]
** TheBrute: [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]]
** DarkChick: A Dolphin from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld''
* FurAgainstFang: [[spoiler: Knuckles (who is revolved to have become a vampire after surviving the events of ''Origins'') and Sonic the "[[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Hornhog]]" fight each other in ''Vengeance'' for a brief time.]]
* GagBoobs: To become Super Sonic in ''Origins'', Sonic grabs and forcefully rubs [[MsFanservice Rouge's]] boobs.
--> '''Sonic''': [[BreakingTheFourthWall This is gonna make one great preview image!]]
* GainaxEnding: ''Origins'', ''Vengeance'', and ''In Space'' ends with gags about the narrator being cut off by his relatives, then has sounds of what's going on outside. ''Doom Ship'' is even odder, with [[spoiler:a pop-up window taking over the entire screen]]. ''Shopping Mall'' seems to finally end this.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Many of the monsters the heroes meet appear with little to no backstory, and are there [[MonsterOfTheWeek just to give the heroes something to fight]].
* GoForTheEye: When [[spoiler:Monster Silver suddenly appears on Blaze's starship, Sonic promptly throws a [[LaserBlade lightsaber]] into his eye]].
-->'''Sonic:''' May the hooba be with you.
* {{Hammerspace}}: [[spoiler:Somehow Tails was able to fit a giant boat inside Rouge's ass.]]
* HilariousOuttakes: It is implied that every scene across the series is done in one take, and with no script, leaving anything in that would be considered an Outtake by normal standards.
* HollywoodToneDeaf: ''Origins'' gives us this:
--> '''Sonic''': Douching through the snow, driving my Hummer, which I don't really need, cause I'm only a single guy!
** Knuckles' songs in ''Doom Ship'' and ''Shopping Mall'', especially the former.
* HypocriticalHumor: ''Shopping Mall'' gives us an exchange where Sonic tries to get it on with Rouge after the rest of the team sets off to stop the FiveBadBand, where he's pushed away and lands on the ground. He then exclaims "I feel bad when I do that to Amy", followed by Amy randomly showing up to cuddle with Sonic, where Sonic throws her aside as well.
* [[ImAManICantHelpIt I'm a Woman, I Can't Help It]]: During the entire series Amy repeatedly requests to have sex with Sonic.
* InterspeciesRomance: Sonic and Rouge both have sex out in the woods in ''Diaries''.
** Tails attempts to get it on with Blaze in ''Space''.
* {{Jiggle Physics}} / {{Ragdoll Physics}}: All over the place. Literally every character is dragged around by their head, leaving their other parts to swing around.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Baby Sonic, Charmy and Cream are killed off only moments after being introduced.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: Parodied in ''Space'' with Robotnik and Sonic.
-->'''Robotnik:''' They never told you what happened to heccch!
-->'''Sonic:''' They told me enough. They told me hooba dooba!
-->'''Robotnik:''' No! I am the heccch!
-->'''Sonic:''' No.
* MadeOfIron / NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Constantly.
* MaleGaze: Every time [[MsFanservice Rouge the Bat]] is in focus, the camera will almost always zoom into her breasts, often with sexual remarks from the narrator.
* MayTheFarceBeWithYou: ''Space'' is a very obvious parody of ''Main/StarWars'', with Blaze's starship being the Death Star and Sonic battling [[spoiler:a clone of Dr. Eggman]] with a [[LaserBlade Lightsaber]].
* MediumBlending: A given when the anthro animals of ''Sonic'' are mixed with the realistic headcrab zombies of ''Half-Life''. And that's just scratching the surface.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Robotnik in ''Zombie Thing'', Silver in ''Zombie Diaries''.]]
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Every entry in the series (except the first-created one) has at least one. [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Godzilla}} with [[VideoGame/Left4Dead the Tank]], {{Satan}}, [[Film/{{Alien}} Zombie]] [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter Knuckles]], [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Hornhog Sonic]] with [[OneWingedAngel Monster Silver]], a sea monster, and Monster [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].]]
* NationalStereotypes: All over the place.
** Sonic now being a classically American selfish, egotistical jerk who owns a gas-guzzling Hummer, smokes even though he has passengers in the car and works at both PizzaHut and Starbucks.
** The easiest and probably most offensive is Tails' Mexican heritage, his love for tacos which goes to the point of familial love and his psychopathic rage towards anyone trying to steal one.
** Vector being Swedish, eating horrible meatballs that induce diarrhea and being captain of a ship named "SS Ikea".
** ''Shopping Mall'' lampshades this (even moreso than the series's norm) with the introduction of Pikachu, who is another "black" character. Knuckles doesn't like this, and insists that he should be the only black stereotype in ''Sonic Zombie''.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** In yet another attempt to "do'' Sonic, Amy instead decides to [[spoiler:have sex with one of the many Sonic clones on Blaze's starship, accidentally releasing everyone else's clones, including Dr. Eggman's]].
** ''Shopping Mall'' has the doors that get sealed off by the heroes in the beginning to block out the zombies [[spoiler:getting destroyed by TheRival BadassBiker gang when they barge into the mall the same reason Sonic and his friends took shelter there]].
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Sort of. If Satan didn't go and announce he used the power of Tails' tacos, he wouldn't be beaten to death by a young mexican fox who suddenly went insane.]]
* NoFourthWall: Characters regularly break the fourth wall all the time, especially Sonic.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Shrek and Cream are the only characters whose facial features are stretched out far more than normal. Bowser and Vector are the only ones who actually move their mouths to talk, presumably because it's easier for them.
* OhCrap:
** Cream when she meets a zombie face-first.
** Rouge when she sees Cream being attacked.
** Tails discovering his Tacos have vanished.
** Sonic when [[spoiler: Rouge reveals she got pregnant]].
*** And then Amy when she finds out.
** Tails' reaction to the initial zombie attack in ''Vengeance''.
* OncePerEpisode:
** The team's escape by aircraft at the end.
** Shadow going out to hold the zombies off with a shotgun, which gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in ''Shopping Mall''.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Knuckles in ''Origins'', Silver in ''Vengeance'', and Bowser in ''Shopping Mall''.]]
* OurSloganIsTerrible: Sonic in this series is an employee at Pizza Hut, and throughout ''Thing'', he makes up many poor slogans.
* OverlyLongName: Given by the narrator via some [[SirSwearsALot colorful dialogue]] to Eggman in ''Vengeance'':
--> [=Dr. RoFatassf***ingFatFattyFatf***ingf***ingFatSonOfAB****F***ingFattyFat…=] Yeah, he’s pretty much [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment fat]].
* PantyShot: Unintended. Amy has these thanks to the RagDollPhysics of the characters.
* PerpetualPoverty: In effect starting from ''Vengeance''; the team repeatedly mentions not eating for days, but no one has shown signs of starving or being physically weaker from the lack of food. For instance, even on an empty stomach, Knuckles is still able to defeat a gang of zombies without receiving any type of body damage or bites.
* PissTakeRap: The rap battle between Knuckles and Pikachu. What Knuckles sings does not rhyme or even really match with the beat, and Pikachu [[spoiler:is knocked out before he can give his verse]].
* PottyEmergency: Sonic and Shadow in ''Doom Ship'' once the Swedish meatballs Vector fed them earlier kick in. They find Rouge waiting outside while Amy uses the restroom, and Tails "walks" in later needing to go too.
** PottyFailure: Tails is forced to relieve himself when he finds [[BerserkButton Charmy Bee trying to eat one of his tacos]].
* PowerIncontinence: Sort of. [[spoiler:Sonic's "[[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Hornhog]]" form in ''Vengeance'' causes him to become hostile and having a thing for [[SerialRapist raping his victims]] to death. He can still speak and even questions what happened to him, though the main characters remain scared to approach Sonic in Hornhog form.]]
* RecycledInSPACE: ''Sonic Zombies [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin in Space]]''
* RedShirt: [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]], [[Franchise/SpiderMan Spider Man]], and [[Disney/WreckItRalph Ralph]] are brought on-screen for only a few seconds before they are axed off by the current MonsterOfTheWeek.
* RedSkyTakeWarning: What signals the appearances of [[spoiler:Franchise/{{Godzilla}} in ''Thing'' and the zombies as a whole in ''Diaries'']].
* RoboticReveal: Inverted in ''Shopping Mall'', where Sonic finds that Metal Sonic ''isn't'' a robot when he sees him taking a piss.
* {{Satan}}: the BigBad of ''Diaries''.
* SealedEvilInACan: Thanks to the logic that [[spoiler:any of Blaze's clones that has a living counterpart on Earth that dies in some way inherits the memories of their deceased counterpart, the clone of Dr. Eggman accidentally released by Amy is just as dangerous as the real one Sonic killed an episode prior.]]
* SequelEscalation: It isn't clear if this is intentional or not, but each video (going by when they came out) was longer than the last until ''Shopping Mall''. Probably not, since ''Diaries 3'' is only two seconds longer than ''Thing 2''.
* SerialRapist: [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Hornhog Sonic]]]]. The only one that sees this as a good thing is [[spoiler:Amy, since she is constantly trying to get near Sonic]].
* SinkingShipScenario: The second half of ''Doom Ship''.
* SkywardScream: Tails gives out one after his [[CompanionCube tacos]] go missing [[spoiler:thanks to Silver]].
** Sonic too when [[spoiler:Baby Sonic dies]].
* SorryImGay: Early in ''Origins'', Amy asks Sonic if he could "comfort her", followed by Sonic answering with this trope.
* {{Spexico}}: How Tails is portrayed.
* SpoilerOpening:
** The preview images for both ''Origins'' and ''Vengeance'' reveal several key plot elements. ''Origins''' reveals that [[spoiler:Knuckles will become zombified and Sonic will have to power up using Rouge's boobs]], ''Vengeance'' spoils [[spoiler:Sonic becoming a "Hornhog" and the return of both Knuckles and Silver after they were killed off in prior episodes]].
** ''Doom Ship The Movie'' spoils that [[spoiler:Eggman will join the heroes, Knuckles and Espio will romance, a sea monster will attack the ship and Tails will pull a lifeboat out of Rouge's ass to escape.]]
** Sonic even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the spoiler-tier thumbnails in both ''Origins'' and ''Vengeance''.
* StoppedNumberingSequels: ''Vengeance'' onwards (''Origins'' could be excuse by being a prequel) just sticks with a title vaguely related to the video in question, especially the location it's centered on. Considering the first video is numbered 3, this might have been a good thing, avoiding MindScrew[=s=].
* SwallowedWhole:
** In ''Vengeance'', [[spoiler:Monster Silver kills Shadow this way, however Silver is later [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice impaled]] on some poles, meaning Shadow could still be alive and escaped from Silver's dead body offscreen.]]
** The next episode ''Space'' confirms that [[spoiler:Shadow did indeed die inside Silver's body, since according to Blaze, Shadow's life readings have dropped to zero, resulting in the team picking up a clone of Shadow during their visit on Blaze's Starship]].
** ''Doom Ship'' shows Sonic and Tails [[spoiler:being swallowed by the giant sea monster that attacks Vector's ship, leading to the two depositing two of Vector's laxative "meatballs" in the stomach, causing the monster back to suddenly [[ToiletHumor erupt with feces]], expelling Sonic and Tails in the process]].
* TakeThat:
** In the first episode released, Sonic's voice was meant to be a TakeThat towards the then-current voice actor for Sonic, Jason Griffith. It later changed to a RogerCraigSmith TakeThat after Sega switched official voice actors.
** ''Doom Ship'' shows Tails' hatred towards Taco Bell.
--> '''Tails''': Oh this would've never happened if we just had tacos!
-->'''Sonic''': Heh. What are you f***ing kidding me? Have you ever had Taco Bell before?
--> '''Tails''': Taco Bell does not serve tacos, they serve... dog food!
** Website/DeviantART receives quite the number of Take Thats in more recent episodes, such as in ''Shopping Mall'' where Knuckles compares an attacking bear to "the furries kind of like the people on [=DeviantART=]."
* TakeThatAudience: Near the end of ''Vengeance'', Sonic makes a quick stab at viewers who take the series seriously and don't see it as a StylisticSuck series. Another such stunt would appear in ''Space''.
* ToiletHumor:
** The entire main cast sans Knuckles in ''Doom Ship'' all rush and argue over the restroom on Vector's ship after experiencing harsh diarrhea from the odd-looking meatballs they ate earlier. Things don't get much better when Tails catches Charmy about to munch one of his tacos.
** The MonsterOfTheWeek gets this too when [[spoiler:Sonic inserts spare "meatballs" into it's stomach, which causes the sea monster to experience a rather harsh case of diarrhea]].
** ''Shopping Mall'' has Sonic walking in on Metal Sonic taking a wizz and realizing that robots cannot do that, as well as Eggman having to rush off to the bathroom near the end.
* TrillingRs: Done by the now Russian Robotnik.
* UnlikelyHero: [[spoiler:In ''Diaries'', it is ultimately Tails that defeats Satan.]]
* TheUnintelligible: The ''Super Mario World'' Dolphin, whose dialogue is not only hard to hear, but he doesn't speak in full sentences and usually just says [[VerbalTic "MIMIMIMIMIMIMIMI."]]
* VerbalTic: Sonic's "Hooba Dooba" phrases, especially in ''Vengeance''.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: For a series based around zombies, the only scene to contain any form of zombie attack in ''Space'' is the opening attack in the deserted city's sewers.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Just about anybody will lampshade how weird or repetitive the episodes are. ''Inverted'' in Sonic's hornhog transformation, where it's done in a high-quality scene before Eggman asks who decided to give the video a budget. In other words, complaining that the animation is too ''good''. Hornhog-Sonic suddenly turns into the same ''Garry's Mod'' effects as everyone else.
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