NOTE: Due to the events of Sonic the Hedgehog' #251, some profiles may be out of date. There are also several characters who can no longer appear due to litigation with former writer Ken Penders, who claimed copyright on several non-SEGA characters.If this is to be believed, then it should be pretty easy to flag the characters who (likely) won't be showing up anymore.On October 26, 2013, during a streamed broadcast for the Sick Kids Foundation charity, Ian Flynn offered to answer questions. He clarified, however, that he could only discuss characters and concepts from the Sonic video games, the Saturday Morning cartoon, and The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. He has repeated this on his own forums, indicating that he cannot answer questions regarding other characters. Based on this it would appear that all characters created by previous authors are off-limits, as are any characters Flynn created that were based on material written by previous writers.With their own page:
The hot-tempered guardian of Angel Island and its Master Emerald. note Knuckles was descended from a long line of Guardians collectively known as the Brotherhood, a very secretive organization that kept Knuckles Locked Out of the Loop as part of his mandatory training. As a result, for a long time Knuckles believed himself The Last of His Kind when in fact a great deal of echidnas, including both his parents, were alive. Unraveling all of the mysteries, conspiracies, and histories of his people made up a very large fraction of the overall plot, not the least because Knuckles for a time had his own comic book alongside Sonic's. Suffice to say by now many of the secrets are out, but the situation has also changed considerably since his debut.Knuckles takes his role as Guardian very seriously, almost to a fault. He'll take extreme measures to keep the emerald or his people safe. Due to living largely in isolation, he is somewhat awkward socially. However, despite being tricked on occasion, this version is probably less gullible than other incarnations of his character. He and Sonic are billed as "friendly rivals," as their personalities occasionally clash. They mostly get along, but he's closer to the Chaotix than Sonic and his pals.
A God Am I: He gained near god-like power after becoming "Chaos Knuckles", but managed to avert this by holding onto his sanity. His attempts to Set Right What Once Went Wrong were flawed, but well intentioned.
Played straight, however, after becoming Enerjak.
Angst: Knuckles could give Shadow a run for his money in this department.
When Knuckles first obtained his Super Mode while searching for a spare Chaos Emerald for his island, he fought Super Sonic in a hidden zone seconds from Robotropolis. To be fair, there's plenty of blame to go around. Sonic started the fight in the first place, thinking Knuckles was going to cut a deal with Robotnik, and Sally never utilized her history with Knuckles to calm things down. If Knuckles had just explained what he was doing, instead of blowing them off, things would've gone better. Instead, despite Sonic's attempts to stop fighting, Knuckles kept pushing things until the zone was destroyed, destroying innumerable Chaos Emeralds, and exhausting their transformations before they could use them to defeat Robotnik. The spare he did get ended up getting absorbed into the Master Emerald anyway.
After heavily damaging Robotropolis during Mecha Madness, Knuckles stuns Robotnik with a headbutt and explains how he survived before flying himself and Sonic back to Knothole, instead of just finishing Robotnik off right after the headbutt. Knuckles stated that he was heavily damaged after the explosion, and that Mecha Sonic was in worse shape, but since he flew both of them back to Knothole he likely had the power for a final punch. Robotnik was able to rebuild and eventually set up the "Endgame" arc.
As Chaos Knuckles he tried to use time travel to reunify his people, preventing the Dark Legion from forming. However he failed each time, his last attempt would've gotten his people roboticized. He never realized that he could just stop Robotnik from rising to power in the first place with time travel and save his people. And considering how he knew the origins of quite a few villains by this point, one could say that Knuckles is to blame to the book's villains.
As Enerjak he destroyed Eggman's base and his air fleet. Bizarrely, while he did use his powers to kill Kage, and realized that his people's problems led back to Eggman, he once again never thought to kill Eggman. Eggman rebuilt what was left in the aftermath into the second Death Egg.
Nice Hat: In the X Years Later storylines, he gets one belonging to his ancestor.
Not Quite Flight: Shown to be the result of his Chaos Powers and being a Guardian in this universe.
Not So Different: Believe it or not he is this to Thrash the Devil. Both were the last of their kind (with an exception or two on both sides). Both were willing to do anything in their power to protect their people (Thrash by exiling all the echidnas and Knuckles by joining the Dark Legion and as Enerjak). Both wanted to help Mobius as a whole rather than just their kind (Thrash by joining the Downunda Freedom fighters and Knuckles along with the Chaotix). Both have performed a Moral Event Horizon (Again Thrash by exiling the echidnas and Knuckles as Chaos Knuckles and as Enerjak.) And the kicker — both of them have harmed innocent people by doing what they believed was right or going mad with power. Thrash by harming Saffron and Knuckles harming Turbo Tails as Chaos Knuckles.
A tough, fighting-geared soldier and former member of the Dark Legion. She joined Knuckles soon after defecting from the Dark Legion. Her half-siblings Lien-da and Kragok hid their relations from her via mindwipe, as well as the fact that she is a descendant of Dimitri. Julie-su is strong willed, quick to anger, and compassionate, much like her sparring partner/boyfriend (and future partner in the Light/Dark Mobius timelines) Knuckles.A Ken Penders creation and thus phased out of the book due to legal issues.
Cain and Abel: Despised by Lien-Da and Kragok who disposed of her as child. Naturally, after coming to learn all her older siblings have done, Julie-Su vents an equal disgust and hatred for them whenever they meet.
Cyborg: One of few Echidnas still with their original Dark Legion cybernetics.
Parental Abandonment: After the death of both her mother, Mari-su, and Luger, the Grandmaster before Kragok, she was raised by a kindly Dark Legion couple who were ordered to keep the truth of her birth a secret.
Put on a Bus: Sent into exile by Thrash alongside the rest of the Echidnas; not returning due to legal matters.
Vitriolic Best Buds: She and Vector quarrel a lot, but still manage to serve together on the same team.
Women Are Wiser: Basically a female Knuckles albeit with a slightly more rational temper.
Vector the Crocodile
An old friend of Knuckles' and the leader of the Chaotix. Known for his over-bearing street lingo and quarrelsome personality, he's since bulked up since he first appeared and focused on growing as a fighter. He comes from Downunda, where he was part of a group of orphans raised by an old mentor, along with Duck Bill and Barby Koala.
The stoic and mysterious member of the Chaotix known for his expertise in stealth and ninja skills. In actuality, he was a spy for the Shinobi Clan sent to keep track of the Guardian. Espio was briefly forced to serve the Iron Dominion before helping to engineer the Shinobi Clan's break from it.
My Master, Right or Wrong: Serves the Iron Dominion despite being ordered to turn against his friends. Makes sense, when you realize the leader of the Shinobi Clan is heavily implied to be his mother. That said, he was more then giddy when she agreed to break away from the Iron Dominion. Leaving him free and clear to rejoin his friends without worrying about obligation to the clan.
The Smart Guy: The most level headed of the Chaotix. He's also capable of tracking down information that should otherwise be kept secret, from Sonic's one time Secret Identity "The Sneak" to the location of Sally's royal birthmark.
Straight Man: To the more dead serious Knuckles, the more comical Vector, the child-like Charmy, and the more easy-going and friendly Mighty. Oh heck let's face it, he's the Only Sane Man of the group.
Mighty the Armadillo
A super-strong armadillo with patience and gentleness to match his might. He seems to be a bit of a big brother surrogate to Ray. He left the Chaotix for some time to search for his missing little sister, who became a member of the Dark Egg Legion, but has since returned.
Snively would have succeeded in capturing all but Sonic the Hedgehog as instructed, if he had not made the one fatal mistake of teleporting Ray the Squirrel prior to Mighty the Armadillo. Enraged at believing his timid friend was dead, Mighty lost all self-control and poured every bit of his fury into his already incredible strength. He proceeded to attack Snively's Beater by ripping off one of its arms and used it as a club to pulverize Snively, practically destroying the mech all by himself. Before the finishing blow could be delivered though, Snively managed to beam Mighty away to a reinforced Egg Grape and then activated a self-destruct program in his mech.
And do NOT fire a missile at his little sister, as the Sand Blasters quickly learned in Universe #49.
Beware the Nice Ones: His gentle, amiable personality makes it easy to forget how terrifyingly destructive he can be if he actually loses his temper.
Walking the Earth: With Ray, in order to find his long lost sister. In the #45-49 arc of Universe, he succeeds in finding her.
Ray the Flying Squirrel
An old friend of Mighty's who was trapped in a time warp for years before being rescued. He joined the Chaotix, but followed Mighty when he departed from the team and returned after their mission was finished.
Breaking Speech: A positive one. He calls out Matilda on her stoic behavior, listing all the crap Mighty had went through to find her and his suffering when she doesn't acknowledge him. It works!.
Happily Adopted: Considers Mighty his brother which by extension, makes Matilda his sister.
Heterosexual Life-Partners: He's terrified of being left behind by Mighty again, and joins him in Walking the Earth. He later states his fears to the Chaotix that Mighty will leave him for his sister, but Victor assures him it won't happen. And indeed when they finally reunite with Matilda, Mighty calls Ray over to meet her.
Kid-Appeal Character: Despite being timid and nowhere near the most skilled of the Chaotix, Ray will always try his best. He's even small and yellow, like the Trope Namer.
Year Outside, Hour Inside: Was trapped in a pocket zone for years, thanks to contact with a Power Gem. For him, it was a relatively short period of time.
The runaway prince of the Golden Hive Colony. He left his home out of a lack of desire to become a king. He eventually returned to accept his lineage, only to have the colony destroyed by the Eggman Empire. Charmy's personality became closer to his much younger videogame counterpart after an experience with the Egg Grapes.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He and Saffron interfered in an attempt to drain Chaos Knuckles of his powers, as the attempt caused him pain. They succeeded, but the explosion they caused as a result is what caused Dr. Finitevus to go rogue as the Chaos Energy warped his mind.
Knuckles' telepathic fire ant mentor, who helped him during his first ordeal with Enerjak. Archimedes is part of a long lineage of fire ants who have aided the Brotherhood of Guardians, and was his father Locke's mentor as well.A Ken Penders creation and thus phased out of the book due to legal issues.
Teleportation: Though he claims it's just elaborate smoke and mirrors.
Trickster Mentor: First met Knuckles as part of an elaborate scenario that first made him appear to be a villain.
Shadow the Hedgehog
The infamous black and red Ultimate Lifeform. He was created for the purpose of finding a cure for a deadly neurological disorder called NIDS, which was killing the granddaughter of his creator, Gerald Robotnik. Imbued with the chaos power of a race of aliens known as the Black Arms, as well as speed granted by his rocket shoes, he is able to go toe-to-toe with Sonic. Brooding, melancholy, quiet, yet surprisingly kind; Shadow is less of a lone wolf than in the video game, also less of a Broken Ace, relying on his friends and rivals for support.
My Greatest Failure: His first storyline in Sonic Universe, he takes it hard that he couldn't save Metal Sonic nor E-102 Gamma from their fates and piles it on after Feist outwits him and Rouge in getting a Chaos Emerald.
A war machine created by Dr. Eggman, Omega is so strongly determined to reach his goals and abrasively hard-headed that he went rogue less than a day after he was activated. After learning of compassion from his "brother", Gamma, Omega joined GUN alongside Shadow and Rouge in order to do what he knows is right...and blow up as many things as he can along the way.
Cloudcuckoolander: Compared to his original game incarnation, he's more directly comical with his gung-ho persona.
Fusion Dance: Unwillingly, with a wirelessly transmitted copy of Gamma's mind.
Heel Realization: After Gamma transferred his mind into Omega, he's wracked with guilt over the idea of being just a walking arsenal. Shadow gives him the offer of joining G.U.N., which he accepts. Then, he tells Shadow to never mention about his angsting.
More Dakka: He has cannons and machine guns mounted inside his entire body. As a result, characters repeatedly refer to him as a Walking Arsenal. Snively states that Omega has "more firepower than all of the old Badnik Horde combined."
My Greatest Failure: She listened to Snively and went to explore the other human civilizations around the time Eggman and Snively razed Knothole. As such, she feels that she can't return to New Mobotropolis.
Took a Level in Kindness: In Shadow the Hedgehog, Commander Tower was more than willing to try to turn Shadow into a smear on the wall along with the Black Arms. Here, he's caught off-guard when Shadow approaches him looking to work with G.U.N. and accepts him.
The Nicknamer: He's the one who first refers to the Shadow-Rouge-Omega team as "Team Dark"
A well-meaning time traveller from a Bad Future with a talent for psychokinesis. He means to Set Right What Once Went Wrong by outing a "traitor" in the Freedom Fighters, but he's not such a hot shot at correctly identifying said traitor. Has the added problem that traveling through time can take him to multiple timelines, begging the question of whether or not his timeline is the "real" future.
0% Approval Rating: Let's just say that, given his Inspector Javert tendencies and his attempts to kill both Sonic and Rotor, he's not very popular right now. When he meets up with Sonic's team and the Arctic Freedom Fighters in the Northern Tundra, no one is very happy to see him. It's only thanks to Tails that they heard him out.
Aborted Arc: The trying to find the Freedom Fighter traitor arc that runs through most of the issues. By the time he finally does, the Cosmic Retcon happens which pretty much rendered most of his efforts useless.
Catch and Return: Used to great effect on Enerjak on Dark Mobius (aka "Dark Knuckles").
Future Badass: Somewhat averted. He's quite capable, but he's also a bit too inexperienced and naive, which leads to him making a few mistakes.
Inspector Javert: Has accused Sonic, Rotor, and Antoine of being the traitor that will bring his world to ruin, each time with very little to go on. He would have accused Bunnie as well if it weren't for the fact that Sonic would have beat the snot out of him. Eventually he had to go to his masters to get everything sorted out so he can finally pin-point who he's suppose to look for Turns out it was Sally due to her brainwashing via Robotization.
Leeroy Jenkins: Silver'd probably do a better job of saving the future if he didn't jump to conclusions and confront "traitors" all of the time.
Psychic Powers: Like his video game counterpart, he uses telekinesis. He has some latent power for telepathy as well, but it apparently needs amplification in order to do much more than "give someone a headache."
Ripple-Effect-Proof Memory: Silver's adventures in the past end with alterations to his world, and he is the only one who remembers how things were before the shift. He needs to relearn history whenever he returns home as a result since he has no memories of the new/altered events every time.
Spanner in the Works: In the original timeline that led the world to ruin, Eggman and Naugus succeeded only to die when the big disaster hit. By staying in the present, he's aided in stopping Naugus's plan to mentally enslave the council, allowing Nicole to come back into the city and help Team Freedom fight the Tails Doll. In 247, he saved Team Fighters from death at the hands of Mecha Sally, even disabling Sally so she can finally be rescued.
Story Breaker Power: He's powerful enough to throw Enerjak around, not actually hurt him but still, and has a rough idea of what's going on in the current timeline. However, his desire to not excessively screw with the timeline is stopping him from just ending all the villains himself, or just staying in the timeline to help Sonic and his friends out.
Time Travel: By using a super charged warp ring, or one of the Time Stones, which utilizes a technique called "Chronos Control."
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He kept traveling around through time, saying he was looking for the traitor, because he wanted to limit any damage to the timestream. Had he just sat down and also told Sonic about the second Death Egg and Naugus becoming king, he'd have accomplished his goals much quicker and prevent the Genesis Waves altogether.
What the Hell, Hero?: When Silver reappears again to Sonic, he now tells him that it's Antoine who is the traitor. Sonic promptly puts Silver through a wall for that one. Why? Antoine made a Heroic Sacrifice just before Silver showed up.
Blaze the Cat
Princess from the Sol Dimension and guardian of the Sol Emeralds. She juggles battling scurvy pirates and keeping the emeralds safe, even if that means tracking her targets down through various dimensions. Usually cold and distant, Blaze has a much softer side that she shields from others. Has a habit of taking on burdens by herself when she doesn't need to.
Super Mode: The only female in the series with one of these.
Marine the Raccoon
Friend of Blaze, prospective sea captain, aspiring mechanic, and petulant brat. Marine is a little girl with a big mouth and a boistrous attitude. She shares a similar role to Tails with Sonic or Cream with Amy. Despite being impulsive, single-minded, and constantly landing in trouble, she's actually a very smart kid and can actually come up with rather clever solutions for the situations she inevitably ends up in.
Child Prodigy: Not quite as much in the games, but she still has incredible skill when it comes to ships.
Genius Ditz: She may not have common sense and she might be annoying, but Marine knows way more about boats and sea travel than you would expect.
Leeroy Jenkins: She tries to solve nearly every problem by running at it head first and shouting despite have no skills to back it up. She has had to be rescued dozens of times because of it.
Star officer of the Zone Cop Corps, Zonic is a paralleldimension counterpart to Sonic, dedicated to keeping the multiverse in order.
Because Destiny Says So: His reason for throwing Sonic into interdimensional conflicts, and why he hasn't taken care of Eggman.
By-the-Book Cop: Sworn to keep balance between Zones. As a result, he tends to avert Sonic's Screw Destiny tendencies. But at least he usually has good humor about it.
Did You Think I Can't Feel?: Shown after Sonic calls him out for callously throwing him into a scenario where he had to fight an alternate version of his father. Zonic shows he sympathizes with Sonic by revealing they're both alternate versions of one another, thus proving he knew what Sonic's been through.
Gravity Screw: Zonic is from a zone perpendicular to all others, resulting him to appear to be standing sideways. Invariably, all of his appearances tend to involve this.
Guardian of the Multiverse: Tasked with keeping the peace between multiple realities. Interestingly enough, he says it's Sonic's job to do this, and he has a bad habit of getting Sonic to do his job for him.
Demi-gods of their own world. They tend to horse around and have fun, but eventually they started fighting each other with horrible super weapons.
Took a Level in Jerkass: Thanks to the destruction of the Ultimate Annihilator, they became fearsome creatures that wanted to kill each other, going so far as to capture Sonic and Tails and turn them against each other.
On-Again-Off-Again King of Mobotropolis and father of Princess Sally and King Elias. Was lost in the Zone of Silence for years, where he was mentally manipulated by Ixis Naugus and convinced to offer him the throne. After being freed from the zone, suffering crystallization, getting better, being paralyzed from the waist down, getting better, and finally being poisoned to the point of becoming catatonic before getting better...despite ending up paralyzed once more and a bit senile, he was forced to abdicate the throne. Then he got better and became king once more.In the post-Super Genesis Wave world, King Acorn has been restored to full health and mentality as well as openly accepting of Sonic and the Freedom Fighters.
Cosmic Retcon: The events of the end of Worlds Collide have changed Maximillian. He's no longer enfeebled and losing his mind, and he's much more kind and optimistic, as well as being ruler once more. He's also no longer "Maximilian," just "King Acorn". "King Max" was a name thought up by Ken Penders, so it had to go..
Grumpy Old Man: Spent a long period of the book always complaining about something or other, grumbling about changes to his kingdom.
Horrible Judge of Character: He didn't see Julian Robotnik's true colors until it was too late. As we find out in issue 233, this is a recurring problem for him. Harvey Who, his adviser at the time, told Max not to trust Kodos or Ixis Naugus, to not exile Nate Morgan, and to not trust Robotnik, only for Max to ignore him every single time. Possibly justified as Max revealed much earlier that, except for Sally and Elias, the Acorn royal family used a magic pool called "The Source of All" to guide their actions, meaning Max never developed the right skills for ruling. That or the Source told him to trust them for unknown reasons. Either way, there's a reason history has given him the title "Maximillion the Cursed"
Sanity Slippage: After being thrown into the Zone of Silence, branwashed, rescued only to start turning into crystal, being brainwashed again, being paralyzed from the waist down, recovering, and then being poisoned and being wheel chair ridden again, is it any wonder King Max started to go senile?
Took a Level in Kindness: However, thanks to Eggman's mucking with the Super Genesis Wave, King Acorn has actually lost most of his Jerkass-ness. He's re-introduced appealing to Sonic to search for his daugther and let him know if she's safe. He's so pleasant and helpful that Sonic ponders whether changing the world back would be a good idea.
Warrior King: During the Great War and during his internment in the Zone of Silence. His attempt to slip back into this role didn't go so well...
Sally's brother, who was lost during the Great War and raised on Angel Island. After being reunited with his family, he struggled under the weight of his responsibilities and eventually ran away from home. Nevertheless, after marrying his wife Megan, he returned to accept the crown. However, he soon found himself with new struggles, and was deposed as King by Ixis Naugus.
Put on a Bus: Gone after the Penders lawsuit. Part of the characters that was phased out since he was created by Ken Penders.
Cool Sword: The sword of Light, given to him by Sir Connery.
I Just Want to Be Normal: He originally just wanted a life of adventure, and then to live quietly with his new family. Elias constantly doubts his ability to rule, and Ixis Naugus wastes no time attempting to appeal to Elias's desire to "return to the simple life" when making his bid for the throne.
King Incognito: During his brief time as a runaway and his time as a secret agent.
"Well Done, Son" Guy: Like Sally, he struggled to earn his father's approval. This clashes with his duty as King, and deciding to reform the kingdom into a Republic only made their relationship more difficult.
Maximillian's wife, who was shot down in transit during the Great War and left in stasis for a number of years by the Brotherhood. After recovering, she stepped back into the role of Queen and mother to both her children.
Sonic's uncle, who was roboticized when Sonic was very young. He invented the roboticizer as a medical tool, only for Robotnik to sabotage it. After toiling away for years as an automaton, an accident granted him free will and he became a spy for the Freedom Fighters. He, and most of the other roboticized citizens, eventually returned to flesh and blood. He spent his time creating inventions in secret while serving as a member of the Council of Acorn. He now operates as a field scientist, respected scholar, and de-facto "Uncle" of the Freedom Fighters.As of Issue #254, Sir Charles Hedgehog is now Dr. Chuck the Hedgehog, AKA Uncle Chuck
The Mole: Under the reign of the original Robotnik.
My Greatest Failure: Attempted to save his brother's life by roboticizing him, only for him to become a soulless automaton and for Charles to resign in failure. Later got worse, after Robotnik used it to enslave the populace.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Invented the roboticizer. Issue 50 revealed that he and his brother brought Julian Kintobor to King Max in the first place. That and a flashback in the Iron Queen arc revealed that they chased down a young Regina (Iron Queen) sometime prior.
Formerly Sonic the Hedgehog's proud regular-dog companion Muttski, the Super Genesis Wave has transformed him into a "normal" dog. He's also Uncle Chuck's apprentice.
Ascended Extra: From Sonic's loyal companion to Uncle Chuck's assistant. He had already gone from a one-episode cameo in SatAM to a full-fledged pet, and now he's a character proper. What a way to go.
Cheerful Child: Could give Tails a run for his money in this department.
Child Prodigy: He has a long way to go to reach Tails' level, but considering his mentor he'll most likely get there.
Jules and Bernie Hedgehog
Sonic's parents, once fighters in the Great War. Jules was the first victim of Charles' sabotaged roboticizer, which was meant to save his life but turned him into a slave of Robotnik. Bernie was also later roboticized. Both remained under Robotnik's control until his death in issue #50. Bernie was later returned to flesh along with the other roboticized citizens, but Jules remains a robot due to the fact that if he were restored, his old injuries would kill him. Both parents love and are proud of their son, but deeply regret not being able to be there for him when he was growing up.Sadly they were creations of Ken Penders and have now been retconed out due to legal issues.
Happily Married: A wartime couple that withstood a coup; a separation from their child; a fatal injury to the husband, who was robotized and then forced to subject his wife to the same horrific experience; a decades-later derobotization for only half of the couple as Jules retained a robotic existence as his wife became organic again... and yet they persist as a couple no less in love than they ever were. They don't get much attention, but they're likely the standout example in the series for this trope.
Depending on the Artist: Rosemary has gone from looking like an older, feminine version of Tails, to her current, more distinctive red-haired appearance. Of course, now people say she looks too much like Sally...
Velvet Revolution: The Prowers try to lead a revolution in order to transform the Kingdom of Acorn into a democracy, but Elias proves to be reasonable and the two end up working out a compromise that makes everyone happy. Somewhat justified, seeing as under King Max they lost both Mobotropolis and Knothole Village, were dragged into the Great War, and were subject to Robotnik's tyranny for years.
Rosemary does show some continued distrust of the monarchy, despite this. Which may explain why she seemed okay with putting Naugus in charge, even though he had tried to kill her son a few times in the past.
Introduced as a Robian who ruled the domain of Rob o' the Hedge, General D'Coolette was eventually captured, deroboticized and rehabilitated. Many of the later stories involving him revolved around his son, Antoine, trying to impress him, feeling he didn't measure up to his father. Sadly, the General died in issue 168, but not before making clear how proud he was of his son, and giving approval of his son's relationship with Bunnie.
Hamlin more so than the others, due to his frustration with the main characters, which results in him often making it different for Sonic and friends.
Rosemary has butted heads with King Naugus when he tries to overstep his authority.
Not So Different: During the Great War, King Max allowed Julian Kintobor, an Overlander note (technically an enemy but he himself hadn't done anything to them yet), to assume the position of warlord to help defeat the Overlanders despite the warnings of his adviser, Harvey Who. This caused the first Robotnik War. The council was formed to prevent the royal family from making such mistakes again. Most of the council allowed Ixis Naugus, a known enemy, to assume the position of king to help resolve the Nicole "problem," with warnings from Sonic falling on deaf ears. The Source of All from Max's entry above and Naugus' magic intensifying the council's grudges provide a shared magic sway on both parties. Additionally, Max's reluctant exile of Nate Morgan following a crisis situation is a parallel to the council's reluctant decision to exile Nicole after the barrage of enemy attacks that ensured Naugus' rise to power.
And just to drive the point home, Naugus planned to use a magic spell to enslave the people to his will to facilitate his plans of world domination, much like Robotnik roboticizing people for the same goal. And in botch cases Geoffrey was aware of these threats, but was convinced by Naugus to keep quiet because the ruling authority wouldn't believe him.
A more humorous example: with Naugus missing, he was working on his spell/fighting the SFF, Hamlin suggested they proceed with ratifying the new constitution without him. Dylan pointed out that this was a violation of protocol, something that Sonic tended to do, aggravating Hamlin to ask to put it to vote to shut him up.
Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: The Council is often divided between those who generally support Sonic and co. (Uncle Chuck and Rotor), the more obstinate members who distrust them or the monarchy for various reasons (Hamlin, Rosemary), and those that sit somewhere in the middle (Dylan, Penelope).
A teenaged mongoose who was rescued by Sonic and developed a crush on him. Mina, like Sonic, has Super Speed, but did not feel she was capable of serving as a Freedom Fighter. She discovered she had a talent for singing and went on to become a pop idol. Although it took quite a long time, she eventually got over her crush.
Be Careful What You Wish For: She used her status as a public icon to get the people to stand up and do things for themselves rather than always relying on the Freedom Fighters, as well as raise awareness concerning possible problems with Nicole after the Iron Dominion's occupation of New Mobotropolis. Naugus used this to spread a Hate Plague to turn himself and Nicole into a Villain with Good Publicity and Hero with Bad Publicity respectively and eventually get NICOLE exiled from the city completely. When Mina goes to Freedom HQ to make amends with Nicole, she's told that she got what she wanted.
Breakout Character: Her character design has become very popular among Sonic fans, that some of her supporters wish for her to appear in the next future Sonic the Hedgehog video games. But, still no word from the Sega Corporation.
Character Development: Mina started out as a lonely girl, uncertain of herself, who kept pining for Sonic and tried unsuccessfully to be a Freedom Fighter. Eventually, she grew past her crush and realized her true calling was music.
Unwitting Pawn: Mina's attempt to spread her message about standing up and getting the people to do things for themselves instead of relying on the Freedom Fighters was used by Ixis Naugus to spread fear all over New Mobotropolis, take over the throne, and banish Nicole from the city.
Before that, she was one to Mogul, who activated her super speed in order to use her for his plans at a later date.
Knothole, and later New Mobotropolis's chief physician. Dr. Quack was used by the original Robotnik and Snively by threatening his family, forcing him to cooperate with their plan to kill Princess Sally. Fortunately for everyone, he used his medical prestige to deceive them. Dr. Quack has since lost his eye in the war with Eggman, and retired from field duty.
When drawn by Jon Gray, the head of his cane would always mirror his own expression, just like Wade Duck on Garfield and Friends.
Geoffery St. John
A skunk. Formerly the leader of a rebel group allied with the Freedom Fighters, he went on to become head of the Royal Secret Service. Had a hatred for Overlanders.A Ken Penders creation and thus is now exempt from the comic due to legal issues.
Even Evil Has Standards: In 235 he admits that while he isn't always trustworthy, he does respect his adversaries. He even admits that what happened to Sally and Antoine isn't what he wanted and sympathizes with Sonic over what happened with Sally.
He's horrified to learn in Universe 43 that Naugus plans to mentally enslave the council, an equivalent of roboticization. He believes that some lines need to be crossed to make things change, but Naugus' plan just goes too far.
Foil: To Sonic, being more level-headed to a degree and also sharing his pridefulness but nowhere near his level humility and understanding.
Good Is Not Nice: He has a bad habit of being really smug and a smart-ass to allies more often than enemies. He lessens after marrying Hershey and when things go from bad to worse because of him he drops the smugness and really starts to beat himself down.
Happily Married: To Hershey. At least he was, before she is presumed dead under fishy circumstances. See "Interspecies Romance" below.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Got betrayed twice by Naugus, once during "Secret Freedom" and when he was possessed by Naugus. Whatever happened to him post crossover, since he allowed Eggman to rebel to begin with, is this as well.
Honor Before Reason: Despite knowing what Naugus is truly like, he still works with him in recognition of what he's done for him in the past, to the point of appealing to Naugus' better nature. Wow does this ever backfire. You kinda feel sorry for the guy.
Geoffrey is pretty bad at this in early parts of the comic. He belittles Sonic and calls him a kid however Sally is the same age as Sonic and says nothing. He also recruits Wombat Stu into the Secret Service who's younger than Sonic and says nothing.
He blames the royal family for all the kingdom's problems, even though the heroes had to spend time cleaning up messes he caused by supporting Naugus his whole life.
My God, What Have I Done?: This hits him when he realizes that Naugus, the guy he's been helping for roughly a decade, is just a tyrant.
Not So Different: From, sadly enough, Drago. Geoffrey said that what motivated him into restoring Naugus was Hershey's death. He used Hershey (albeit as motivation instead of a pawn) to betray the Freedom Fighters, which caused something horrible to happen to Sally, broke up the Freedom Fighters, and played a part in the near destruction of the world.
Put on a Bus: Exempt from the book due to legal matters despite being left on a cliffhanger.
Shaggy Dog Story: Restoring Naugus was pointless: Despite having a Chaos Emerald Naugus was powerless to protect even himself from any enemies or heal the sickness that the first Genesis Wave gave him in the old timeline. Additionally, this made New Mobotropolis vulnerable to both the Tails Doll and Naugus' magic. There's also the fact stealing the Chaos Emerald to begin with led to Sally's roboticization (and Silver's disaster as a result) by dividing the Freedom Fighters to where only Sonic and Sally could get in the Death Egg, and possibly the crossover which dragged Megaman and Blaze's world into the crossfire. As of 252 Naugus was stripped of his powers by the first Genesis Wave in the new timeline, further sealing the fact that after all his work Geoffrey's failure spans three universes and two histories.
The Rival: To Sonic in the early days, mostly for Sally's affections. Antonie doesn't like him either, for that matter, but for different reasons.
Unwitting Pawn: It was made very obvious that Naugus has been lying to Geoffrey since he was a child and used his hatred for Overlanders and loyalty to the Kingdom as a means to manipulate him. When Geoffrey finally got a clue it was far too late and the damage to himself and to everyone else has already been done, something which Naugus calls him out on. When Geoffrey, not of his own volition, still seemed loyal to Naugus, which Naugus commented on, the Evil Wizard had no problem whatsoever possessing him. This makes it very clear that Geoffrey was as much as tool in Naugus' plan as Mina.
Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Stealing the purple chaos emerald for Naugus means that the Freedom Fighters were unable to use it to repel the attacks from Eggman and the Battle Bird Armada, leading to Sally's roboticization note Amy was stuck guarding him during Eggman's attack, so she couldn't aid Sonic and Sally., the damage to the city, and the near destruction of the planet. Mecha-Sally was Silver's target all along, the one who destroyed the world, meaning Geoffrey's actions set the apocalypse in motion. His actions may have led to the crossover as well, which probably means he's this trope on a multi-versal level.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Honestly believed that making Naugus king was the right thing to do, for the good of the Republic of Acorn.
Which falls under Fridge Logic since Naugus implied that he started the Great War with his powers, meaning he basically killed Geoffrey's dad. That said, how much Geoffery knows about this is in question. The Fridge Logic goes further since 233 revealed that Naugus warned Geoffrey about Robotnik when they first met, but told him not to warn anyone, making Naugus and him partially responsible for Robotnik and everything that happened as a result, including Hershey's supposed death. Of course, Geoffrey isn't fond of Overlanders like Robotnik, and wasn't emotionally stable at the time since his dad just died, so it's honestly possible that he never realized this.
Hershey the Cat
Secret agent and Geoffrey's wife.As a Penders-created character, she is now removed from the comic.
Bus Crash: According to Geoffry she died on a solo mission.
According to Ian Flynn, his original plan was that Hershey would have actually survived and followed Sonic & Sally in the shadows while they were with the Felidae & the Wolves. However, Ken Penders started his copyright lawsuit, so Hershey wound up staying dead-dead.
The Bus Came Back: After a long absence, Heavy and Bomb returned as members of Team Freedom, protecting New Mobitropolis alongside Rotor, Big the Cat, and Cream and Cheese. They've acquited themselves well against both the Tails Doll's surprise attack and an assault by the Metal Series robots.
Cool Hat: Everyone wore berets, but Valdez was the only one who wore one originally.
Character Development: Started out as a brash, cocky jerk who was quick to anger and seek revenge. Being with Sally led to him overcoming his personal demons and becoming a much calmer person, and more of a legitimate hero.
Cool Hat: The power ring he wears as a crown enhances his power and keeps him from being possessed by technomancy.
The four major ninja clans of the Dragon Kingdom, each led by a "Bride" who is considered betrothed to the clan above all else. The Raiju Clan (Lynxes) is led by The Bride of the Conquering Storm. The Gossamer Clan (Spiders) is led by the Bride of the Endless Reach. The Shinobi Clan (Chameleons) is led by the Bride of Constant Vigil. Finally, the Yagyu Clan (Bats) is led by The Bride of Rich Nights. Each clan is fully loyal to their "Bride", even against all moral obligations and to death itself. Each clan has its own specialty in the ninja arts.
Anachronism Stew: These guys combine so many conflicting aspects of Chinese and Japanese historical culture that it's impossible to really tell what culture or time period it's supposed to be "most" based on.
Blue and Orange Morality: None of the clans are actually evil, but they're motivated to put the health of the clan above things like common sense. Because of this, you have the Shinobi Clan spying on nearly the entire planet and the Gossamer Clan subtly influencing fate itself, but both clans are generally helpful in dealing with major enemies. On the other hand, you have the Yagyu who, in the absence of a Bride and due to their background of thievery and assassinations, act more like thugs and the Raiju who join Eggman for the sake of gaining more power.
Posthumous Character: Rich Nights only shows up in flashbacks. She was killed by the Iron Queen in a bid to take control of all four houses.
Put on a Bus: Largely gone after the Penders lawsuit (the Chameleons might be safe since they're spun off Espio. Everyone else was based on a previous author's work, and thus have been removed).
Wutai: The clans' mixed Japanese/Chinese characteristics basically turn the Dragon Kingdom from Wuxia to this.
The Wolf Pack
A group of roaming vagabonds who opposed Robotnik's schemes at world domination. They eventually headed back to their ancestral homelands, which just so happened to border the Mysterious Cat Country.
The inhabitants of the Mysterious Cat Country(or “Pais Mysterioso”) of Soumerca. The Felidae are a xenophobic, isolationist race who traditionally keep to themselves. They're often in conflict with their neighbors, having waged war against the echidna in the ancient past and feuding with the Wolf Pack Nation. While primitive and hostile towards outsiders, the Felidae are not an evil race, possessing an ancient and complicated culture that's difficult to grasp. They generally seek to be left alone.
Always Chaotic Evil: Subverted; while generally antagonistic and possessing a rather harsh set of cultural values, the Felidae have their reasons for doing things and aren’t evil so much as they are aggressive and isolationist.
Blue and Orange Morality: With respect to their culture, Felidae have some decidedly interesting ideas regarding clothing; what you wear very literally determines who you are. If, say, the Queen is no longer wearing her queenly cloak, then she is no longer the Queen at that moment. Conversely, wearing the right uniform, Big goes from being a ‘freak’ to being a ‘Stately Recounter of the Truth’.
Science Negro: He exists to be the counter-example to the "Overlanders are terrible!" theme of the early issues and to solve problems with his overly convenient knowledge of everything ever and scientific prowess.
Put on a Bus: Well he was already dead, but since he was a Karl Bollers creation (based on a name provided by Sat AM), now he can't come back even in flashbacks, due to legal reasons.
The last of the Tasmanian Devils, Thrash temporally joined the Downunda Freedom Fighters to, as he put it, "Bust heads for a good cause." He has later gone on to exile all echindas save for Knuckles, Finitevus, Dimitri, and Mari-An.
Anti-Hero: Type 4. After everything he has been told, and having the full knowledge that his people are doomed, he will do anything for revenge. That being said, he has also in his short time shown a heroic side that wants to help the world and has a general concern for others... sadly this extends to non-echidnas only. It's hard to completely hate him.
The Rival: To Knuckles. They are so much alike, it's hard for him not to be.
Stout Strength: His strength comes from his abilities and are natural in-universe.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Honestly believes all echidnas are evil and dangerous and the world would be a better place without them.
A Knight in the Kingdom of Acorn who became a wandering Knight Errant when tasked by the Ancient Walkers to eliminate users of black magic. He briefly met with Knuckles over the course of his quest for the Sword of Acorns. Later acted as Merlin Prower’s bodyguard while transporting a trapped Mammoth Mogul. He realized that the Crown and Sword of Acorn, both in the possession of Mammoth Mogul, had become corrupted by Mogul's influence and sacrificed his life destroying the two artifacts.
Badass Mustache: Gained one of these between his first appearance and his last one.
Casting Gag: Related to his species and profession; he’s a horse, who happens to be a knight.
Cool Sword: His Sword of Light, which had the power to counteract dark magic.
Hero of Another Story: Was already engaging in his own quest when he encountered Knuckles, and was doing just that throughout every other story that was taking place.
Heroic Sacrifice: Gave his all to destroy the corrupted Sword and Crown of Acorns, and succeeded… at the cost of his own life.
Mission from God: Well, from the Ancient Walkers, but either way he’s got a higher power backing and commanding him.
Non-Standard Character Design: In his last appearance; the earlier style of the comic subverted this, but upon his return he was drawn as being a much more conventional looking form of anthropomorphic animal compared to other Mobians.
Put on a Bus: Vanished after his first appearance, and didn’t return until over a decade later. Now can't even be mentioned or reappear in flashbacks, due to legal reasons.
The Witch Hunter: He was tasked by the Ancient Walkers to hunt down users of dark magic.
Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik note (Previously known as Julian Kintobor of the House of Ivo)
The Bad Guy Wins: Originally, Eggman came from an alternate timeline where he managed to accomplish this and sought to do so on Mobius Prime as well. Post-Worlds Collide, Eggman's managed to replace Julian entirely in the timeline. This could lead to an extended butterfly effect, where the alternate universe's digital Robotnik never left his sattelite, effectively undoing all of this.
Cain and Abel: While the Abel part of this is somewhat questionable, Colin was none the less dedicated to serving and protecting his people, whereas Julian was a traitor who attempted to use his fellow Overlanders as test subjects for weaponry and later went on to become a genocidal tyrant. The set-up is also inverted with regards to age; Colin was Julian's older brother rather than a more moral younger sibling.
Card-Carrying Villain: In the very first issue, there is a sign on Robotnik's desk which reads "Dr. Robotnik: Supreme Dictator, Industrial Polluter, Megalomaniac, Corrupt Politician, Underhanded Reprobate, Rain Forest Ravager, Puppy Kicker, Oil Spill Coordinator, Holiday Hater, Insurance Salesman. Rights violated while U wait!"
Conflict Killer: Oh, he's the Big Bad no doubt, but interfering with Sonic's attempt to restore Mobius at the end of the crossover certainly canceled a number of subplots.
Deader than Dead: Eggman's said that the Super Genesis Wave collapsed the multi-verse and remade it, with the remake altering the universe so thoroughly that it has replaced the original verse on both a historical and molecular level. This means that Robotnik Prime and Robo-Robotnik not only don't exist, but never existed in the first place. Quantum physics are a doozy.
Faux Affably Evil: Much more murderous and irredeemable than his games counterpart, but with nearly all the same whimsy and charm.
Fantastic Racism: The original Robotnik wished to vaporize all Mobians, or at least those he hadn't yet roboticized, with the Ultimate Annihilator. Eggman has a similar dislike, but not nearly to the same extent, with his largest cases of slaughter having a pragmatic side to them instead of general slaughter.
Joker Immunity: Subverted. The Dr. Robotnik that the book started with died in issue 50, which was considered the final issue at the time. Dr. Eggman however, is an alternate universe version of Robotnik that moved to the comic's world to fill the void left by the original's passing. The original came back for an issue, but died again. Eggman's still around because, according to the Zone Cops, "Sonic Prime has to fight Robotnik". The current writer has been avoiding the subject directly to avoid confusing new readers, somewhat acknowledging the original's death, but generally referring to both doctors as the same character. He's even gone so far as to give Eggman a identical enough backstory to Robotnik that they're basically interchangeable.
Killed Off for Real: Robotnik Prime was killed in issue 50, but made a brief return as Robo Robotnik, only to get put down for good. And thanks to the temporal damage done by the Super Genesis Wave rewriting his entire universe on a historical and molecular scale, not only does he not exist anymore, he never even existed in the first place.
Laughably Evil: Flip flops with this. He began the series as a comical slapstick villain, slowly evolving to fit his more sinister Sonic Satam counterpart. After returning as "Eggman", he began to drift back towards goofy antics to better match his videogame counterpart.
This can result in a bit of Mood Whiplash in the current run of the comics; Eggman is guilty of some genuinely horrible, monstrous things, all the way up to GENOCIDE, but is often characterized much as his game counterpart is and given the same kind of treatment Eggman receives in the games. As such, a mass murdering tyrant is taken as being less threatening than his actual deeds would qualify.
Lucky Bastard: When he was first discovered by Charles and Jules, Robotnik (and by extension Eggman) was being shot at for undisclosed but obviously serious crimes. In the years between his discovery and eventual takeover, nobody in the royal court stopped to both think about why he was being shot at and/or plan ahead in case he tried something. He stole the roboticizer from Uncle Chuck, who seemed way too open about it given what it could do, gaining the means to build up his robot army. Even King Max, who was literally being guided by a primordial intellect, was taken by surprise by Robotnik's takeover. As the book has gone on and revealed all the powerful wizards, factions, and occasions that could've ended in his defeat, but have obviously not, he really seems to be this. To the point that Sonic's Chaos Factor, see Spanner in the Works in Sonic's section, is really just someone finally getting a counter ability.
Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: After all that has happened the Freedom Fighters finally get a break thanks to Eggman. Because he was so desperate to stop Super Sonic from fixing his world after the Super Genesis wave during the crossover story, he ended up doing more good than harm. His old victories never happened; Knothole and Mobotropolis still exist; Antoine, Rotor, and Sally were never put out of commission because of him; the old Eggman never conquered Mobius; and finally the original Freedom Fighters are back, more powerful and skilled than they were before, backed up with friends like Amy, Cream, Big, and Uncle Chuck. He basically made his most troublesome opponents a major buff. Nice going.
Subverted a few issues later however as he notices that due to his actions in said crossover. He also broke the world as well since in trying to reshape the world he did too much damage for the universe to self-repair causing it to start imploding on itself.
In 255, Eggman stated that eventually, his memories of the new timeline would replace the old ones. Eggman recovered from his Villainous Breakdown by realizing that Sonic has an innate ability to win no matter what; it's what drove him to create the Genesis Wave tech and adapt his tactics in the first place. Once he loses his old memories, he's going to become less of a threat than he was before.
Oh Crap: When he starts to realize the effects the Super Genesis Wave had on Mobius...
Replacement Goldfish: One of the most convoluted in history, as Eggman is technically one of these for himself; after Robotnik died in issue 50, THIS Eggman succeeded in winning in his own Zone, and came to Mobius Prime in the hopes of reliving the thrill of conquering Mobius all over again.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Hits Sonic with one in issue 175 saying that he has accomplished nothing in all his years fighting him and has only survived so long because he had fun fighting him, and later Snively during the Iron Dominion arc, owning him despite being locked in a jail cell.
Also got handed one back in #200 by Sonic (inadvertantly breaking him in the process). Following his breakdown, Snively would spend many enjoyable visits to his cell mocking Eggman in a such a manner, until he was sane enough to hand it all back to him.
Unwilling Roboticisation: Once his modus operandi, though thanks to the alien BEM for a long time he could not do this. Recently though, it has made a return.
Villainous Breakdown: Descends into insanity after issue 177, and completely loses his mind in 200—for a while.
Would Hurt a Child: Shows signs of this in #25, the same issue Amy is introduced. He holds Amy and Tails hostage. In various other issues he (and his goons) attack plenty of teenaged and kid heroes, so...yeah.
Dr. Julian Snively note Formerly Colin Kintobor Jr., alias "Snively Robotnik"
Robotnik's nephew and right-hand man. Often used as the doctor's punching bag, Snively has gained a conniving and ambitious personality intent on overthrowing his uncle. Thanks to the Super Genesis Wave, Snively now works for G.U.N. under the watchful eye of Commander Tower.
Moral Event Horizon: Invoked, but ultimately averted. Word of God is that his opportunity to kill his sister after she vowed to fight against him represented his potential to go over it. If he let her go, he wouldn't be completely heartless, but if he killed her, he'd be irredeemable. Her fate was left up in the air for a while until she showed up with G.U.N. in the pages of Sonic Universe.
Not So Different: Resents his abusive uncle and considers himself far more competent than him. Nevertheless when he finally gets a moment in power, he often becomes an incompetent Bad Boss similar to Robotnik.
Only Known by Their Nickname: He was named after his father, whom he hated, so he prefers to be called Snively despite its obviously derogatory connotation.
Servile Snarker: Often had back handed remarks to his Uncle Julian (albeit not to his face). Follows this trope more closely alongside his Eggman counterpart, who he seems far more impudent towards.
The Starscream: He served as Robotnik's increasingly untrustworthy lieutenant, and eventually set in motion a plan to destroy Robotnik. In "Endgame" he actually succeeds in erasing the original Robotnik from existence.
Unholy Matrimony: With the Iron Queen. It's never been entirely clear to what degree she actually cares for him, but considering the lengths he went to to free her and win back her favor, his affection for her seems to be pretty genuine.
Eggman's legion of robots built for world domination. Range from adorable to creepy and serve a variety of purposes. They can be powered by a variety of things, from animals to energy cores to power gems to rings.
Orbot and Cubot
Eggman's two bumbling hench-bots built to be his right-hand men.
Sonic's metal arch-nemesis and doppelganger. There have been multiple robots called Metal Sonic, ranging from ones that have taken entire issues to destroy to disposable sucide bombs, but the one with the videogame-accurate design is considered "The" Metal Sonic.
A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Eggman's troubles with Complex AIs began with the original Metal Sonic, with Metal's AI being based on Sonic's mind. He has control issues with nearly every single Sonic-based robot he creates. Eggman eventually installed hardware on Metal Sonic that gives it a soft reboot whenever it displays "rebeliious" behaviour. "Rebellion" being classified in this case as "Anything the previous Metal Sonics have done".
Be Careful What You Wish For: The entire reason the first Metal Sonic abandoned Robotnik was because he made him TOO MUCH like Sonic, preferring a race to outright combat.
Crippling Overspecialization: Metal Sonics used to be designed with extremely specific functions, but unfortuantly they weren't COMPETENT outside of that function. This resulted in some very embarrasing defeats for Eggman, such as a Metal Sonic that was specifically designed to be EXTREMLY good at fighting Sonic... Only for Amy to come along and flatten it like a empty drink can with her hammer.
Executive Meddling: Sega wasn't exactly happy with Metal being a line of robots instead of a single robot. Or to be more preceise, they weren't happy at the rate they were being destroyed & replaced with a new model each time.
Legacy Character: For nearly twenty years, "Metal Sonic" was just a title for the production line that created the Sonic-themed robots.
Eggman's force of cybernetically enhanced mooks, led by special field commanders around the world known as Egg Bosses. Eggman ensures every member remains in line by implanting small explosives in each soldier's cybernetics, which he can trigger at any time. He is aware that some of his subordinates are likely to turn against him, but he treats it like a game. note Prior to issue #251, the Egg Army was known as the Dark Egg Legion. It was formed from the remnants of the Dark Legion, mostly consisted of echidnas, the process of creating cyborgs was known as "legionization", and Egg Bosses were called "Grandmasters".
Egg Boss of the Northern Tundra. He's a giant Orca with robot parts grafted on to him.
Egg Boss of the Dragon Kingdom and leader of the Raiju Clan. Her full title is "Bride of the Conquering Storm".
Ambition Is Evil: Pretty much her character in a nutshell. She only partnered with Eggman so she can gain more power.
Cyborg: Partly, the only thing shown so far was that her eyes were changed.
Bad Boss: She banishes Lighting Lynx no sooner then he loses to Sonic. This isn't the first time she's done this to him either.
Even Evil Has Standards: She agreed to be legionized to show her loyalty to Eggman, but protested when he commanded she do the same to her forces.
Nice Hat: A cone-shaped straw one. Fandom even dubbed her Coolie-Hat Girl before her name was revealed.
The Star Scream: A low-key one but any advantage she see against Eggman, she more then willing to take such as providing Snively with the Iron Oni to use against Eggman.
Egg Boss of Avalon note previously Grandmaster of Mercia and former adviser to his country's king.
The uncle of Bunnie Rabbot, he was one of the victims of Robotnik's roboticization. Sometime after the de-roboticization from the Bem, he and several other former robians were subjugated and oppressed by the citizens of Sand Blast City. After leading his group out to the Badlands, he sought Eggman for help, and is now the Great Desert Egg Boss.
Hollywood Cyborg: Though the arms are mirrored, he's apparently exactly the same as his niece, with one arm and both legs being cybernetic.
Punny Name/It Is Pronounced Tro PAY: His last name is supposed to be prounced "Ra-beaux" in his mock-Dixie accent, but everybody calls him "Rabbot" due to its spelling and his cyborg rabbit status, as is the case for his niece.
That said it's obvious he really doesn't like working for Eggman and only doing it out of necessity for his people. Otherwise he's a pretty decent guy. He even helps Mighty reunite with his sister and had even taken care of her before then.
Matilda the Armadillo
Mighty's younger sister, who he became separated with after their parents were imprisoned. She spent her life living in an orphanage and was roboticized for over a decade. Due to being a former Robian, she went to Eggman for help after being oppressed by the Sand Blast Freedom Fighters.
Berserk Button: Seeing Mighty in trouble snaps her out of her stoic nature.
Cyborg: A pair of mechanical arms with Big O pistons attached to them.
Older than They Look: Being a Robian prevented her from aging, which makes her look like a child despite only being slightly younger than her brother.
The Stoic: Became this from the harsh life she had lived. Meeting Mighty helps her get past it.
Not So Stoic: With a little push from Ray after he dresses her down for not recognizing Mighty's efforts to find her. When one of the Sand Blasters try to attack Mighty while he's helpless, she snaps out of it and gives the attacker what for.
Cyborg: One of few Echidnas still with their original Dark Legion cybernetics.
The Dragon: As Grandmaster of the Dark Egg Legion, he served as this to Eggman.
Fake Defector: He reveals to Knuckles that he joined forces with Eggman in order to weaken him from within.
Heel-Face Turn: He was pretty much an Antivillain to begin with, and was continually subject to Eviler than Thou (first from Mogul and then from his own great-X-granddaughter Lien-Da), so this was probably inevitable.
Really 700 Years Old: Was kept perpetually young by his Chaos powers. When they were stolen, however, he aged rapidly, to the point that the only way to save him was to surgically remove his head, and attach it to a life support system in a floating fish bowl.
Sealed Evil in a Can: He spent several centuries buried under the rubble of his own fortress, and shortly after escaping from there, was launched into space for a while.
Unskilled, but Strong: Seemed to be a running theme with him as Enerjak, if not Enerjak incarnations in general. For example, he had more raw power than Mogul when they first met, but Mogul stole his powers with little effort.
Unwitting Pawn: To Finitevus during the events leading up to the "Enerjak Reborn" arc - he thought his power would be returned to him, but Finitevus was just using him to figure out how to turn someone else into Enerjak.
Cain and Abel: She, along with Kragok despised their younger sister and immediately set upon disposing of her (Lein Da in particular lingered over whether just to kill her instead). Interestingly, Lien Da herself was double crossed by Kragok out of power as Grandmaster, leading her to have played both roles of the trope.
Control Freak: Actually has nothing against robbing the sentience of her clan to get them to follow her orders.
Even Evil Has Loved Ones: In the Mobius: 25 Years Later timeline altered by King Sonic's time-traveling, she's still as evil as ever, but she seems to genuinely love her son Rutan (in the unaltered timeline, she's actually semi-Heel Face Turned.)
The Starscream: Desposed of her Great-Great-Grandfather to gain the role of Grandmaster and tried to overthrow the Iron Queen. This didn't work out too well however.
Is currently one to Eggman. He in fact saved her from dying because he's amused by having his underlings trying to kill him as part of his "game."
Took a Level in Badass: After spending her entire existence as a non-action villain, she recently turned into a fighter that can pose a danger to Sonic thanks to the cybernetics she gained from Eggman.
Woman Child: Can be quite the spoiled brat when things don't go her way. She's not above teasing Snively either.
Aw, is little Snivy-kins not getting the attention he needs?
Lien-da's brother, Julie-Su's half-brother and descendant of Dimitri.
I Have No Father: He disowned his father Luger, to the point of viewing his grandfather Moritori Rex as his father.
Manipulative Bastard: Hated his family so much that he conspired to get his father, Luger, killed, injured Lien-Da enough to keep the full power of Grandmaster to himself, and erased Julie-Su's memory of her family and tossed her at a couple and told her to treat her as if she were an orphan before taking them away from her.
The Starscream: Was this to Lien-Da - he had agreed to share power as the Grandmaster after they did away with their father, only for him to take the entire thing.
We Hardly Knew Ye: The guy only shows up for three storylines before disappearing at the end of the third, only to show up once more to die.
Moritori is a former Grandmaster of the Dark Legion and grandson of the infamous Dimitri. He became a spy when he was mistaken for the Guardian Tobor and brought to the Brotherhood of Guardians's secret base Haven.
Cyborg: He possess cybernetic implants, most notably his eyes, which were originally equipped to allow him to spy on the Prime Zone while still trapped in the Twilight Cage and he is one of few Echidnas with their original Dark Legion cybernetics.
Formerly known as the Anti-Sonic, Sonic's Evil Twin from an Alternate Universe where the Freedom Fighters are evil. For quite a long time, he was simply a petty self-obsessed recurring nuisance who would spawn many a Clear My Name plot and occasionally team up with a more legitimately threatening villain... until exposure to the Master Emerald turned him green and evoked a major attitude adjustment, leading him to reinvent himself as "Scourge", a more truly psychotic version of the main character who ascended into a position of formidable antagonist in his own right. He's become a flagship Archie "original" character (the first to get his own 4-issue Sonic Universe arc) and is a major Base Breaker.
Badass: After becoming Scourge. He conquered his entire world, single-handedly, in under a week. He gave an alliance of Sonic, Amy Rose, his own reality's insane version of Amy, and several other powerful fighters a serious fight even before he turned into his Super Scourge form.
Big Bad: Finally earned this status during the "Bold New Moebius" arc.
Butt Monkey: Prior to becoming Scourge, this was all he ever was.
The Casanova: Has been involved with Anti-Bunnie, Anti-Sally, Anti-Penelope, and Fiona.
For the Evulz: He has no clear motive for his evil beyond being drunk on his own strength and making Prime!Sonic's life utter hell (though this ranges anywhere from picking scraps with him to trying to destroy his respective universe).
Good Scars, Evil Scars: Two jagged-looking scars on his chest (injuries from a fight with Knuckles;s father, Locke) are the easiest way to tell him from his counterpart. Well, besides the fact he's green, anyway.
Super Mode: The craziest looking one in the series.
Took a Level in Badass: Before becoming Scourge: a petty wannabe punk who was just a two-bit player in the grand scheme of things. After becoming Scourge: a world-conquering psychopath who beat up both Sonic and all his allies and almost destroyed No Zone.
Unholy Matrimony: With Fiona. He's stated that he prefers her to the girls in Moebius because rather than being evil by default, she chose to be evil. And apparently Scourge finds that hot.
Villainous Breakdown: When the Suppression Squad betrayed him, he decided to go Super and "spindash both worlds in half" pretty much for the Hell of it. Of course, this leads into...
Villainous BSOD: Him being arrested by the Zone Cops, DePowered, and locked up, which seems to completely remove his drive; he lets the other inmates push him around and abuse him, including giving him the degrading nickname "Snot". However, Fiona arriving with the Destructix to break him out of jail snaps him out of it.
Former Freedom Fighter gone bad. Tails' one-time crush and Sonic's one-time girlfriend.
Hypocrite: She tells Tails that he can't count on or trust anyone when she betrays the Freedom Fighters in 172. Later when she returns with the Suppression Squad who later betrays Scourge, but she stays loyal to him, something which Sonic calls her out on after she goes off and state how she won't trust or count on anyone. Sonic's words cause her to break into tears and deny the whole thing, which obviously he does not buy. Even after Scourge goes to jail, she gets the Destructix and breaks him out, almost saying that she loves him. It's made pretty clear that Fiona can't follow her own advice.
Sympathy for the Devil: When she starts crying and denying that she trusts and depends on Scourge, Sonic just leaves her while muttering "Keep telling yourself that" with a pitying look on his face.
She tries to deliberately invoke it while Sonic, Sally, Tails and Ken were on their diplomatic mission in hopes of swaying Tails to help her. However Sally is there this time and responds with a punch to the gut.
Unholy Matrimony: With Scourge. And if there was any doubt as to whether she actually loved him, she goes through the trouble of reorganizing the Destructix as her personal goon squad and letting herself be arrested by the Zone Cops, all in order to break him out of jail.
Always Someone Better: In the Armada, he excelled at everything he did, only for the best opportunities to go to the Battle Lord's son. Later, when part of the Rogues, he continued to feel this way towards the group's leader, Jet.
The Starscream: Miles. Originally loyal to Scourge, he eventually convinced the rest of the Suppression Squad to turn on him, and soon after set himself up as their new leader.
Ungrateful Bastard: The Prime characters agree to help them get rid of Scourge. First chance they get they try to dump both him and Sonic in their world with no way back. And even after that problem was solved, they're still plotting on taking revenge against the Prime zone.
Early-Installment Weirdness: His original appearance had him look just like the original Robotnik, his second was much thinner, and then finally, he was portrayed with his current, more Eggman-like appearance.
An ancient mammoth wizard with a penchant for verbosity.
Affably Evil: As power hungry as he is, he is distinguished by his upper class etiguette, and has scruples concerning bargains. Is also finding enjoyment as a businessman to pass time before he can finally make a power play. That doesn't mean he won't enjoy making Sonic's life hell in the mean time however.
Dangerously Genre Savvy: After breaking out of the prison in New Mobotropolis, he avoids fighting Sonic, realized that no matter what he did, SOMETHING would stop him, so he decided that since he was immortal, he would just wait till Sonic died of old age and then Take Over the World.
Informed Ability: Boasts in one instance when lacking a Chaos Emerald that he still has his magic and claims to posses Super Strength due to his great size (he never took part in fight without using magic in the past), but got knocked out by Sally and a motorcycle immediatly afterwords.
A wizard and recurring villain. He had once saved Maximillian when he was banished into the Zone of Silence, while making him swear fealty to him, making the wizard a legal ruler. He had been trying to take over Mobotropolis twice and failed thanks to Sonic (who he frequently refers to as "Quickster"). It wasn't until after the failed Iron Dominion invasion in New Mobotropolis that, through his magical manipulation, he was finally able to become king — with a little help from Geoffery St. John.
Aborted Arc: Had one going with his becoming king of New Mobotropolis and his growing insanity thanks to his powers. But due to the second Genesis Wave (and in real life, the matter when Ken Penders) all of that was retconned away and he just up and flees the kingdom due to the below-mentioned shock.
Asshole Victim: In Issue #252, it's revealed that he lost his magical powers due to the Genesis Wave, and getting his memories of the old reality drives him into a panic that ends up in him fleeing the kingdom. Considering everything he'd done prior to this, it's hard to feel sorry for the creep.
Big Bad: Has had his turn at being this several times over the course of the series.
Body Horror: The mutations he's been suffering in most recent issues.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: He pretty much never works for anyone unless he plans to take over their operation at some point down the road. In fact, it's even the reason he exists to begin with: the three original Ixis wizards specialized in land, air, and sea respectively, and collaborated to add fire to their repertoires, but all three tried to screw one another over to take all the power for themselves.
The Dragon: To Mammoth Mogul, for a while. He got one of his own in Geoffrey.
In Issue #252, it gets worse for him. Apparently, thanks to the reality-warping effects of the second Genesis Wave, the first one robbed him of his magic, leaving him powerless and reliant on Nicole—the very A.I. that he'd framed—to work on a cure. Then he gets his memories of the old reality, doesnottake it well, and flees the kingdom in a frothing panic.
Weak, but Skilled: How he's an actual threat to Silver, despite the latter having defeated an Enerjak incarnation in a previous story arc.
Villain with Good Publicity: Used the aforementioned Hate Plague against Nicole to boost himself into having this in New Mobotropolis when he promised to dispose of her. He sealed the deal by defeating a giant Metal Sonic and saving New Mobotropolis.
Uma Arachnis / Arachne
A mysterious spider ninja and servant to Ixis Naugus with a drive to claim the mystical Sword of Acorns. She and her children, a ninja team of Spiders dubbed 'The Arachne', took it upon themselves to steal the sword from any who wished to wield it, good or evil. Both Arachnis and her children died guarding the sword.
Enigmatic Minion: For years her origin, why she was in the Zone of Silence, and her reasons for serving Naugus (and later Kodos) were unexplained. Eventually it was revealed that she was a member of the Gossamer Clan, and that her allegiance Naugus and Kodos was all part of a VERY convoluted scheme to prevent the Source of All from falling into evil.
Genetic Memory: A natural ability, this is how she continued her plans after death and how her children gained their skills and drive to capture the Sword of Acorns.
The Quiet One: Only spoke a few times over the course of the entire comic.
Screw Destiny: By peering into her clan’s mystical ‘Web of Destiny’, she foresaw that the Source of All would eventually fall into the hands of evil. Everything she did in the comic was to stop this.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Everything she did was done to prevent a catastrophe. Towards this end she allied with power hungry would-be world conquerors and even set-up her own children to continue her goals after her death.
The Kingdom of Acorn's Warlord before Julian, he's a key figure to the comic's backstory. Plotting to overthrow King Acorn long before Robotnik came along, Kodos conspired with Ixis Naugus towards this end and even helped him drive the kindly Nate Morgan out of the Kingdom. Later, with the help of Naugus, he would orchestrate the Great War, and was eventually betrayed and banished to the Zone of Silence by Julian, where he would become a lackey of Naugus. After escaping the Zone of Silence, Kodos went solo, clashing several times with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters and as well trying to capture the Sword of Acorns. Eventually driven mad by the irradiated environment of Robotropolis and died falling into a crevice.
Ax-Crazy: Became this eventually. By the time of his final appearance he had pretty much been driven completely mad, with an obsessive focus on the Sword of Acorns.
The Berserker: Tended to resort to most problems with his axe, and relished every minute of it. After being poisoned, he pretty much too this Up to Eleven.
The Brute: Served this role when working for Naugus, though he was a bit smarter and much more ambitious than most examples of this trope.
Cats Are Mean: The meanest in this comic; he started the Great War out of raw hatred and ambition.
Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Much like his partners Naugus and Robotnik, Kodos ultimately doesn't cotton to playing second fiddle, plotting to betray his king and then attempting to murder Naugus when they succeeded at their plan to drive Nate Morgan away.
Disney Villain Death: How he met his end, though he would have died eventually even if he hadn't taken a plunge.
Fantastic Racism: Felt a great deal of this for Overlanders, enough so that he not only framed Nate Morgan and successfully drove him into self-exile, but also ended up orchestrating the Great War. Interestingly, he was willing to put this aside and actually tried to coax Julian into assisting him with his own plans for taking over the Kingdom, recognizing him as a kindred spirit.
General Failure: While a brave and fierce warrior, Kodos ultimately became this during the Great War, proving unable to beat back the Overlanders. It's also the reason he was demoted in favor of Julian when the latter defected over to the Mobians.
Killed Off for Real: After being poisoned by Robotropolis' toxins he became a feral, maddened beast, going on a rampage and attempting to steal the Sword of Acorns. After a brief battle with the Freedom Fighters he fell into a crevice, and Wordof God states that if the fall didn't kill him he would have eventually succumbed to the toxins anyway.
Predecessor Villain: To Robotnik. Like Robotnik, he was the Warlord of the Kingdom of Acorn and a trusted servant of the King, and secretly plotted to usurp his liege and dominate Mobius afterwards. Even better, he tutored Robotnik in the art of war and tried to induct him into his conspiracy to conquer the Kingdom, only to be betrayed by him.
Put on a Bus: Dead, but now can never be referenced due to the Penders lawsuit.
Rock Beats Laser: Evidently a practitioner of this; flashbacks show that even during the Great War he only ever fought with his battleaxe, while the Overlanders were very much into using guns and futuristic tech to fight the Mobians. Somehow, despite this, he managed to survive the war long enough for Robotnik to defect over to the Kingdom.
Originally a normal echidna scientist, he was corrupted by excessive Chaos Energy when attempting to de-power Chaos Knuckles. This renegade Echidna has develop a twisted belief that the world is corrupt that needs to be cleansed, and will do anything he can to accomplish his goals.
Combat Pragmatist: Rather than fighting hand-to-hand, he prefers using his warp rings to make enemies knock themselves out. He's also threatened to close a warp ring while someone is only partially through it.
You Killed My Father: Not directly, but Knuckles holds him responsible for the death of his father, since Locke killed himself in order to free Knuckles from Finitevus' control.
"The Iron Queen" (Regina Ferrum)
A technomage who controlled the Dragon Kingdom with her partner The Iron King. First seen as a more typical sorceress and reappeared later, revamped, to take control of the Eggman Empire after Eggman lost his mind.
Ambiguously Human: She looked like a human, but was married to the Iron King, an ox. A fan writing in for clarification was told she was actually a badger. However, when she was brought back it turned out The Queen is indeed human, and the titles "King" and "Queen" are purely honorary (so she's not an animal or in any sort of Interspecies Marriage).
Humiliation Conga: She had seemingly taken over New Metropolis, could control it at her whim and had the four houses and the Dark Egg Legion as a grand army with Iron King acting as an enforcer. Victory seemed well assured...then Nicole broke free from her control and strung her along until Sonic returned to which she turned on her. Ken informs the clans their leaders have broken ties with the Iron Dominion to which the clans promptly abandon her. Lein-Da seizes the opportunity to betray her (though that problem Regina does manage to solve by knocking Lein-Da out, though this forces the Legion to flee as a result), the Iron King is sent flying through the stratosphere by Ken, Sinvely turns tail and goes crawling back to Eggman leaving her to fend for herself against the Freedom Fighter. She tries one last feeble attack by using the nanites to turn into a dragon. But when it's clear she's overpowered, she tries to retreat. Only for Sonic to stop her and land right in the middle of the Freedom Fighters to which she quickly arrested. And all of that in one issue. -Whistles-
Magitek: She can control the electrical impulses found in all active electronics and send him out at will. As you can imagine, she's quite dangerous to opponents who are partly or completely robotic. And especially to environments controlled by them.
Start of Darkness: A backstory fleshes hers out — she was born into a "technomancy" cult, and trained in Magitek as a child. She never knew she was doing anything illegal until they were all arrested and she was ultimately exiled, with no friends or any place to go, just as the great war was breaking out. She became a villain to claw her way back to power, restore her cult's status, and get revenge.
A super strong, nigh-invulnerable ox Warlord from the Dragon Kingdom, The Iron King is the Iron Queen's partner in crime and the co-ruler of the Iron Dominion. Born with the name Jun Kun, he was initially a petty warlord with aims of conquering the Dragon Kingdom, and allowed the technomage Regina Ferrum to live in his territory so long as she used her powers to serve his purposes. The two eventually became partners, but even with Regina's powers they proved unable to hold on to power or conquer either the Free People of the Kingdom or the Ninja Clans they warred against. This changed once they received backing from Dr. Robotnik to become Sub-Bosses, establishing the Iron Dominion and conquering the Free Peoples even though the Ninja Clans still escaped their influence. He would later join the Iron Queen in trying to take Eggman's empire for their own, clashing with Sonic and the Freedom Fighters several times before finally being defeated along with the Iron Queen. His current whereabouts are unknown.
The Brute: Could be the poster child for this position in the comics, being big on brawn and possessing little in the way of brains.
Dumb Muscle: While more ambitious than most in this regard, in the end he’s pretty much this… he doesn’t have much in the way of strategic thinking beyond hitting things really hard, and generally leaves the planning to the Iron Queen.
Expy: In some ways, to Kalibak of the DC Comics universe, being a big bruiser with an affinity for using a ‘Tremor Mace’ in combat.
General Failure: He was this before getting before receiving backing from Robotnik, being unable to conquer either the Free People of the Dragon Kingdom OR the Ninja Clans.
The Juggernaut: Plays this role in the comic, being super-strong and almost impossible to really hurt. The best most can manage against him is slowing him down rather than flat out defeating him.
Meaningful Name: His name, Jun Kun, roughly translates into ‘Ruler of Earth’.
Mighty Glacier: Neither physically nor mentally the quickest of individuals, but still very, VERY powerful.
Nigh-Invulnerability: Another of his powers. Curiously, he is the only character in the comic with Super-Strength who is also displayed as being invulnerable.
Non-Standard Character Design: Even with the comic gradually utilizing the streamlined design philosophy of the games for most of its Mobian characters, the Iron King still stands out.
Proud Warrior Race Guy: Takes enormous pride in being a warrior and is VERY boastful about his prowess as one. This had lead him to commit acts of Bond Villain Stupidity, as he believes that letting someone live with the shame of defeat is worse than actually killing them… sufficed to say, this does not work out well for him. At all.
Shout-Out: Just as Monkey Khan is a shoutout to Sun Wukong from Journey to the West, so too is the Iron King a shoutout to the Demon Bull King of the same story, being a big evil Ox whom has clashed with Monkey Khan in the past.
Unholy Matrimony: Subverted; his title is strictly ceremonial, and he is emphatically NOT the Iron Queen’s husband. Though he was weirdly resentful of Snively during the time they spent in New Megaopolis…
Super Strength: Confirmed to be one of the top five strongest creatures on Mobius.
Hailing from the spin-off game Tails Adventure, the Battle Bird Armada is a militaristic group of birds ruled by a long line of Battle Lords. They see the sky as belonging to them and all other races as (literally) beneath them. The current leader is Battle Kukku XIV, a classy fellow who is not someone you want to see angered, and his son Battle Kukku XV a.k.a. Speedy. The head of their science division is Doctor Fukurokov, who researches and creates the various weapons and technologies the Armada employs. From their enormous flying fortress, the Armada searches for the key to their past and future: the mysterious Babylon Gardens.
Affably Evil: Battle Kukku XIV is quite well-spoken, polite, and accommodating towards friends and allies. Just make sure you don't get on his bad side.
Airborne Aircraft Carrier: The Battle Bird Fortress, an enormous flying structure that houses the entire Armada and their vehicles.
Authority Equals Asskicking: Turns out that Battle Kukku XIV is a master of close-quarters combat and has yet to be defeated in personal combat.
Revenge: While the invasion of New Mobotropolis was mostly for uncovering the Babylon Gardens. Kukku made a special note to have Tails captured for damaging their ship in a previous Sonic Universe issue...so he could just punt him off the side of their ship. Granted the plan was probably to have him wiped out along with the city but still...
Super Strength: Battle Kukku XIV is incredibly physically strong, able to easily floor Storm the Albatross with little effort and beat the snot out of Ixis Naugus, as well as smash the top of a mountain with a leaping punch.
Jerkass: All of them, they may not be evil but they're pretty much unpleasant to everybody they meet.
Lack of Empathy: As long as they get what they want, they don't care who has to get hurt. Even if it means wiping out New Mobotropolis. Sonic rightly calls them out for this.
Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: During the Team Tango arc, after getting caught in the blast by Bean's bomb. Wave has enough and drags Jet and Storm off, citing the battle was tearing up their equipment.
I Was Beaten By A Girl: To the point it is something of an escalating Running Gag. After kidnapping Sally, she escaped him with a Groin Attack. He spent several bouts against the Freedom Fighters targetting her in particular for this, though was robbed an ideal revenge by Amy who delivered him a sound beating. He turned his vendetta onto her in a later story, but this time was blind sighted by Cream in time.
Fang: I took out Sonic the Hedgehog! Twice! Why do you broads keep giving me trouble?
Amy: Oh, stop whining! Sally didn't hit you that hard!
One's an overtalkative, more-than-slightly bonkers duck who can spontaneously generate bombs; the other's a mute, hefty polar bear. Together, they cause crime. Usually in the employ of another villain, Bean and Bark don't seem to carry any sort of grudge against the heroes, and are mostly in it to earn a quick buck and have fun.
Affably Evil: They aren't particularly malicious and don't seem to hold their various defeats or imprisonments against the heroes much. Bean in particular is often very friendly in his... extremely odd way.
Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Bean would be downright formidable if he weren't so insane. Best demonstrated when he single-handedly prematurely detonates the Babylon Rogue's entire arsenal in Sonic Universe #23. Even the Rogues lampshade this, thankful he doesn't work for the Armada.
Early-Bird Cameo: Bean (or perhaps an ancestor) in #50. Their first official appearance is #160.
Only in It for the Money: Any time their involved its usually to get something to sell off or in general a powerful emerald. They pretty much abandoned Cream when she said she couldn't pay them for their help against Metal Sonic.
A group of freedom fighters who originally fought against Robotnik's tyranny in Sand Blast City. However, after the Robians were de-roboticized, they revealed that the fighting had left them self-centered, cruel, and prejudiced; they treated the former robians so badly that they willingly returned to Eggman and signed on as members of his Dark Egg Legion to defend themselves.
The leader of the Dingo Regime, Helmut Von Stryker was an enemy of Knuckles’ turned quasi-ally. For centuries the dingoes and echidna fought tooth and nail. When both the dingoes and the echidna returned from their pocket dimensions in the present, Von Stryker attempted to resume the ancient feud only to be beaten back by Knuckles while the Dingo’s home city was destroyed. Living at the mercy of his former enemies, Von Stryker did everything in his power to try and ensure that his people would have a life outside the slums of Echidnapolis, encouraging extreme activism to get his message across. Was temporarily usurped by his son, and in the aftermath he returned to leading his people in the Sandopolis Zone.
Anti-Villain: While generally antagonistic toward Knuckles and echidna-kind, Von Stryker’s main concerns were taking care of his people and ensuring that they were given the same standard of living as the echidna.
Fantastic Racism: As per tradition, feels a good deal of this towards the echidna.
Fighting for a Homeland: His ultimate goal. The Dingo’s own homeland was destroyed when the zones shifted, and since then he has been trying to give his people a life that didn’t rely on the Echidna’s dubious ‘charity’. In the aftermath of Enerjak Reborn, he got what he wanted.
Four-Star Badass: Seems to be a prerequisite for being the leader of the dingoes.
The son of Helmut Von Stryker. During Sonic’s time in space, Kage overthrew his father for leadership of the dingoes and accepted military backing from the Eggman Empire. With their combined troops, technology, and weaponry, Kage began a horrific war of retribution and conquest against the echidna. He was eventually ousted from power thanks to the efforts of Knuckles, Sonic, and the Chaotix, but unfortunately he managed to reduce the Echidna population significantly. During the Enerjak Reborn arc, Kage was disintegrated after bad-mouthing Enerjak.
Antagonistic Offspring: He was this towards his father, whom he resented for actually working with the echidna rather than taking the most violent route possible.
Broken Pedestal: He once respected his father, but became frustrated by his willingness to work with the echidna, leading Kage to usurp his position.
Fantastic Racism: Like his father, he hates the echidna. Unlike his father, he decided to just kill them all.
A Nazi by Any Other Name: The dingoes in general skirted this line thanks to their fascist styled culture and their leader, but after Kage took over it becomes blatant; menacing uniforms, a flag with a red, black and white color scheme, enacting genocidal cruelty against a longstanding ethnic enemy by putting them into work-camps, etc.
The Usurper: Overthrew his father for command over the dingoes.
Sleuth "Doggy" Dawg
Traitor to the Freedom Fighters.
Karma Houdini: He betrays the Freedom Fighters, joins the Destructix, and then...he decides to just pull out of the whole crime thing. He just vanishes off the face of the planet with a presumed happy ending.
A disgraced former member of the Wolf Pack; he not only sold out his team and the Freedom Fighters to Robotnik for power, he used his would-be girlfriend Hershey as a tool to assassinate Sally and frame Sonic.Was the co-Grandmaster of Soumerca's chapter of the Dark Egg Legion.
A demigod being imbued with the power of a living Chaos Emerald. The first Enerjak was Dimitri, who attempted to drain power from the Chaos Emeralds that were keeping Angel Island afloat to try to bring it back down to earth. His device failed, granting him the power that rivaled a god, which he intended to use until he was sealed away for several centuries.
Legacy Character: So far, Dimitri, Knuckles, his counterpart from the "Dark Mobius" universe, and said counterpart's daughter have worn the mantle of Enerjak. Finitevus has implied that there have been more, touching back on the fact that when in flashbacks Dimitri took the name Enjerak he said he was taking the name of an "ancient evil."
The encyclopedia released recently reveals Dimitri was the third Enerjak. The first was an echidna researcher who was given the chance to Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence but became corrupted and his consciousness was scattered across the Chaos Force. This original Enerjak suppresses the consciousness of others, including Dimitri, Knuckles, and an unnamed Enerjak who fought in the Forgotten Wars.
Hero Killer: Is extremely feared by the heroes regardless of the incarnation. Knuckles really only survived against Dimitri the first time due to Idiot Ball moments on Dimitri's part, Knuckles required Super Sonic to fight him, when Knuckles was Enerjak, Super Sonic was needed to fight him, the Dark Moebius incarnation had already beaten every hero and villain from the main stories (including Super Sonic), the Freedom Fighters in that timeline were only still alive because he was bored and let them live for his amusement.
Women Are Wiser: Unlike Dimitri and Knuckles, Jani-Ca retained her sane state of mind after transforming into Enerjak, and is implied to be smart enough to despose of her powers after she briefly utilizes them, solely for (genuinely) benevolent purposes.
A giant panda bear who lives controls the Special Zone.
A God Am I: After all the universe's Chaos Emeralds collide in The Void, he decides to reshape it as the Special Zone and become its ruler.
It Amused Me: He let's Team Dark run around his realm for an emerald in the hopes of getting entertainment.
Knuckles's biological father. He had a nightmarish vision about his then unborn son dying in battle against a horrible threat, he consulted his grandfather Athair and was advised to prepare. Applying genetic experiments to himself for Knuckles to inherit, and exposing Knuckles's egg to Chaos energy tapped from Angel Island's own emerald, Locke sought to give Knuckles the power to protect his people. However this, along with the traditional Guardian training, caused his wife to divorce him. After faking his death in front of Knuckles when the latter was 10, Locke watched over his son from inside Haven, the stronghold of the Brotherhood of Guardians. Locke ultimately died to save his son from Dr. Finitevus' schemes.
Abusive Parents: He meant well, and even admitted his regrets about what he did.
Break Them by Talking: In Enerjak Reborn Julie Su and Archimedes call Locke out on his seeming hatred for Knuckles. When he tries to explain that he doesn't hate Knuckles but can't ignore the danger he's become, Archimedes flat out tells him that Knuckles has become exactly what they were making him into with their training and Locke's experiments, and the real blame for all this lies with them. Julie Su and Archimedes leave to go Sonic and "the guardian we love enough to rescue" while Locke stews over what he's done
Killed Off for Real: Died of cancer in the Light Mobius timeline, a result of his earlier genetic experiments. In the regular timeline, he sacrificed himself to break Knuckles transformation into Enerjak and restore his son to normal.
Laser-Guided Karma: He ignored Robotnik along with the Brotherhood, as mentioned in their entry. His experiments on Knuckles gave him the potential to gain incredible power. Said potential made Knuckles a target for Dr. Finitevus' "Enerjak Reborn" project, which Locke eventually died to save Knuckles from.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: His experiments on Knuckles allowed his son to reach unparalleled power for a Guardian. This power would later be targeted by Mammoth Mogul, causing a chain of events that led to Knuckles essentially dying, Mammoth Mogul nearly destroying the multiverse, which was stopped by Tails gaining his Titan form. Knuckles came back to life, but exhausted his Chaos powers.
And as a result of Locke's experiments on his son, Finitevus was warped and twisted by Chaos Energy when he attempted to siphon away said energy from Chaos Knuckles, thanks to outside interference by Charmy and Saffron. Locke was indirectly responsible for Finitevus' rise as a villain, the destruction of Albion and the exiling of the Brotherhood of Guardians.
Papa Wolf: Sacrificed his own life to save Knuckles. Many years prior he and the Brotherhood of Guardians threw Monk the Gorilla, who was bullying Knuckles, off of Angel Island.
Un-Person: According to Ken Penders of all the characters removed, he is one of the three who are truly banned from appearing in the comic.
The Brotherhood of Guardians
Epic Fail: Not realizing that the guy who's capable of building giant flying battle stations and apocalyptic doomsday weapons with the intent of enslaving the world and turning it into a lifeless husk, nor his alternate universe counterpart who is even more vicious, is someone that they should deal with.
Fatal Flaw: Their over-reliance on guardian traditions. If they weren't so determined to not get involved in matters outside of their own, they might've been integral in defeating Robotnik. This in turn would've kept the Dingoes and the Dark Legion at bay, which would also have prevented both Chaos Knuckles and Dr. Finitevus.
Laser-Guided Karma: As stated, they ignored Robotnik until it was too late; the Ultimate Annihilator helped free the Dar Legion, whose antics resulted in Chaos Knuckles. Also, their treatment of the Dingoes meant that they Jumped at the Call to work with Eggman to get revenge. In the end, battling Eggman's forces to protect the Master Emerald left them exhausted enough to be captured by Dr. Finitevus.
Put on a Bus: They were cast into the Twilight Cage (bar Knuckles and Locke) along with Moritori Rex by Dr. Finitevus; not returning due to legal matters which is rather odd considering they are creations from the game. Then again said RPG was was the reason because of the lawsuit, so...
Reed Richards Is Useless: Despite all their resources, they never did a thing to stop Dr. Robotnik, even when he was clearly a threat to them. It was suggested by some of their allies that they should help their fellow Mobians and help usher in a golden age for the world, but this never happened either. In fact, Sally asked for their help in fighting Dr. Eggman, but they would only do so if she agreed to the use of their most advanced weapons, implied to be nuclear weapons. Since she couldn't agree to that, they turned her down. Deconstructed because by letting Eggman go for so long, he ended up closing the tech gap enough to attack them directly and wiped out much of the echidna population.
Suicidal Overconfidence: Robotnik Prime had, before Endgame, discovered their island, weaponized it, endangered it indirectly several times, and tried to ram the island into the sea with the first Death Egg. They didn't do anything to stop him, thinking he wasn't a threat to them, taking the same approach with Eggman (who admitted to nuking his own Mobius into oblivion). They also felt that their traditions would see them through, even though they had indication enough that they wouldn't be dealing with just the usual threats like before. To say this backfired is an understatement.
Would Harm A Child: They once threw Monk the Gorilla, who was bullying Knuckles, off of Angel Island. Even though they likely had enough options to dispose of him more humanely.
Knuckles' grandfather and an outcast from the Brotherhood.
The future daughter of Knuckles and Julie-Su, seen in the "Mobius: 25/30 Years Later" storylines and the "Fractured Mirror" arc of Sonic Universenote Known as "Light Mobius" and "Dark Mobius", respectively. Confusingly, due to some very convoluted Time Travel plotlines there have been two (or depending on how you count, three) distinct versions of Lara-Su shown in the comic: one affected by time travel, and the other a time traveler herself.The first version of Lara shown to the reader had gone back in time attempting to Set Right What Once Went Wrong by rescuing her father from an assassination attempt that had led to her growing up in a a Bad Future, only to find that Knuckles had never died and in fact had been the cause of the Bad Future. This instance of Lara's personality introduced herself as "Jani-Ca" and was dropped from the comic after her introduction, not getting a full resolution to her plotline until the "Fractured Mirror" storyline in Sonic Universe, where she is shown as the battle-hardened leader of the last remaining Freedom Fighters.The second, and better known, version of Lara-Su appears in the "Mobius [X] Years Later" storylines as a would-be successor to her father as the Guardian of the Master Emerald. Initially Knuckles resisted letting her take the job, but ultimately relented. Her reality was re-written due to King Sonic's own tampering with the timeline, but this worked out mostly to her advantage as one of the major changes was that Knuckles allowed her to train as a Guardian much earlier and ascend as a full-blooded Action Girl.Both versions of Lara are feisty and hot-tempered, much like her parents, and both ultimately became full-blooded Action Girls. However, her "Jani-Ca" personality became noticeably more brittle and jaded as a result of having grown up in a Bad Future ruled over by her own father as the Big Bad, while Lara-Su of the "Mobius [X] Years Later" arc seems more peppy and cheerful. As a Guardian, she possesses all of Knuckles' abilities, including flight and Chaos Control.
Action Girl: Both versions. As "Jani-Ca" she must continually contend with the likes of Enerjak. In the MXYL storylines, she goes head to head with Shadow. And wins!
So Proud of You: Gets one from her dad in the MXYL plotline after teaming up with Sonic and Tails.
Un-Person: According to Ken Penders of all the characters removed, she is one of the three who are truly banned from appearing in the comic.
Butterfly of Doom: Apparently, Sonic's past actions nearly caused time and space to tear itself apart. Sonic goes back in time to fix it, but ends up completely changing the world, and not exactly for the better.
Cool Old Guy: Relative to everyone else, King Sonic is this.
Reluctant Ruler: In the original timeline, Sonic was having doubts about whether or not he was cut out for the life of being a king.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: Shadow took over the world in order to bring peace to it. After being sealed away for five years thanks to Lara-Su, he unleashes Tikhaos and super-charges her with Chaos Energy to destroy the world, so the survivors would once again accept King Shadow's rule.
What Happened to the Mouse?: After he release Tikhaos, he just sorta disappears from the story and isn't seen again. Most likely this was meant as a Sequel Hook for a future "X Years" issue. But the lawsuit pretty much nixed those plans.
Big "NO!": When the Sword of Acorns is smashed by Jani-Ca, preventing Knuckles from taking back Enerjak's power from her.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Silver realizes Dark Knuckles has been all powerful because all his adversaries have been trying to match their power against his which he can easily counter against. So Silver uses Dark Knuckles' own power against him which sure enough damages him.
Kick the Dog: He forces Jani-Ca to fight the Prelate of her own mother Juli-Su.
Your Soul Is Mine: He can pull out the core of a person and reshape it into artificial warriors called Prelates with no emotions to fight for him. Even if they're slain, all he needs to do is re-collect the core and remake them.