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Characters: Sonic SatAM

Sonic the Hedgehog

The main character of the series. He got his name for his ability to run at the speed of sound.
Voiced by Jaleel White

  • Badass
  • Big Brother Instinct: To Tails, as with most interpretations.
  • But Not Too Black: Voice actor Jaleel White wanted Sonic to sound "of no race".
  • Catch Phrase: "Way past cool!", "Gotta juice", and "Let's do it to it!"
  • Cool Big Bro: Naturally this to Tails.
  • Deadpan Snarker/Obnoxious Snarker: He definitely had his moments of this.
  • Fatal Flaw: The number of times his cockiness had almost gotten him killed…
  • Flanderization: His arrogance and recklessness come at the cost of his competence a lot more in the second season, more than half the episodes revolve around him causing a problem by rushing into things. His originally more playful rivalry towards Antoine also evolved into flat out naked contempt, rarely able to even look at Antoine without bursting into snide insults. Other traits were effected, though were usually more a case of Depending on the Writer).
  • Fragile Speedster
  • Idiot Hero: Is fairly Book Dumb and often needs Sally's guidance in missions. He has notable showings of resourcefulness however.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sonic can be incredibly arrogant and frequently butts heads with the other Freedom Fighters (usually Sally or Antoine, even if the latter usually deserves it). He is altruistic to a fault however and in his reckless overenthusiasm, he is only looking out for others.
  • The Lancer: Creates a strange dynamic where Sally is The Lancer to Sonic being The Leader, but Sonic is The Lancer to Sally being The Leader.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His recklessness is Lampshaded and the subject of many Aesops in the series.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He's very prideful.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Sally's blue.
  • Right Way/Wrong Way Pair: Usually the Wrong Way to Sally's more cautious and meticulous approach, especially in Season Two.
  • Smug Super: To the point some of Robotnik's schemes manipulate his ego.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Sonic is genuinely competent and heroic, however he has no problem exaggerating this in his constant bragging, a lot of times actually screwing up missions due to his overconfidence.
  • Totally Radical: The series was made in the 90's…
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chili-dogs.
  • You Already Changed The Past: In the time-travel episode "Blast to the Past," it is shown that present-day Sonic is responsible for both the loss of most of Snively's hair and Robotnik's roboticized arm.


A young fox who was born with two tails. He can use them to fly by twirling them.
Voiced by Bradley Pierce

Princess Sally Acorn

Voiced by Kath Soucie

She is the king's only daughter and leader of the Freedom Fighters in SatAM and the Archie comics. Based very roughly on "Ricky", the captive squirrel freed from Badniks in the original games (Sonic the Comic used a similar character more akin to her original games counterpart as a minor extra early on).

Antoine Depardieu

A coyote who was once a palace guard.
Voiced by Rob Paulsen

Bunnie Rabbot

Voiced by Christine Cavanaugh

A cyborg rabbit who filled the role of The Big Guy in the Five-Man Band.

Rotor the Walrus

Voiced by Mark Ballou (Season 1), Cam Brainard (Season 2)

A Walrus who served as the team's smart guy.

  • Adorkable: Especially in early episodes.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Well, as much as they could get away with in a kids show, but Rotor prefers being alone and spends a little too much time on his niche, inventing things. His vocal inflections and overall social behavior are somewhat off as well.
  • Art Evolution: While several other characters go through minor design changes, Rotor's are most evident, gradually becoming chubbier and more anthropomorphic. He goes through at least two drastic design changes throughout the show's run (once after the pilot, another during the second season).
  • Demoted to Extra: In season two.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Rotor has a goofier design with a purple color scheme in the pilot episode. Similar to the Sally example this would be utilized in the comics (though actually was kept as his permanent design in that media). His design would be changed again halfway through the show's run.
  • Gadgeteer Genius
  • Genius Bruiser
  • Mr Fix It
  • Nice Hat: It's red in the cartoon, and yellow in the pilot and comics design.
  • Out of Focus: In season two.
  • The Smart Guy

Dulcy the Dragon

Voiced by Cree Summer

A dragon who was introduced in season 2.

Uncle Chuck

Voiced by William Windom

Sonic's uncle who was roboticized when Sonic was very young.

Julian Robotnik

Voiced by Jim Cummings

The Big Bad, responsible for overthrowing the king of Mobotropolis, and converting the city into a heavily industrialized center. He rules with an iron fist, roboticizing the entire populace in order to quell any and all rebellion.


Voiced by Charlie Adler

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.

  • Butt Monkey: Starting in Season 2 he was regularly used as a punching bag by Robotnik and often treated as a joke by the Freedom Fighters. Granted, in that season his true conniving traits have been shown.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Word of God states Snively would have betrayed Robotnik in the third season and joined the Freedom Fighters.
  • Sycophantic Servant: In season One, he is far less hateful towards his uncle and even seems to enjoy getting his rare praise.
  • Dirty Coward: As you'd expect.
  • Gag Nose
  • Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Snively a treacherous weasel whose ruthlessness only pales compared to his uncle. However in action he is pitiful bumbling coward that Sonic and even the highly cautious Sally have problems viewing as a serious threat.
  • Karma Houdini
  • Laughably Evil: Not much more pleasant than Robotnik, though far more blundering and goofy.
  • Laughing Mad: At the end of the finale, at which point it appears that he's gone stark raving bonkers.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While often seen as far more pathetic than Robotnik by the Freedom Fighters, he actually gotten closer to discovering and conquering Knothole than his uncle did. In the planned Third Season he would have briefly took control of Robotropolis, though would lose control later on.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: As seen here.
  • Servile Snarker: Often makes snide remarks about his uncle behind his back, especially in Season 2.
  • The Starscream: He constantly grumbles over having to serve the Doctor, but doesn't actually attempt to harm him. By the Second Season he has blatantly come to resent his uncle's abuse and makes a few shrewd plans behind his back (he once attempted an attack on Knothole while Robotnik was gone, as well as making alterations to his base that would ultimately save his life when it was destroyed). He simply plays along until Robotnik is electrocuted in the final episode, then is seen donning his uncle's trademark yellow cape. He does, however, resemble Starscream in voice, especially considering his voice is done by Charlie Adler.
  • You Have Failed Me: Robotnik attempts this indirectly in "The Doomsday Project", leaving him to die in his imploding base out of spite. Snively however had predicted as much from his uncle and had made his own methods of escape.
    Robotnik: Only room for one, Snively! *closes escape pod*
    Snively: You don't give me enough credit, Julian!

King Acorn

Voiced by Tim Curry

Former King of Mobotropolis and father of Princess Sally. Deposed by Robotnik and exiled to the Void.

Ixis Naugus

Voiced by Michael Bell

A wizard from the Void. Though he was antagonistic only towards Robotnik, he was slated to become season three's Big Bad.

  • Affably Evil
  • Big Bad: Was meant to be this for Season 3.
  • Evil Sorcerer
  • Knight of Cerebus: Implied as such, had his role as Big Bad in the Third Season ever took place. This is the guy who makes Robotnik quiver in terror.
  • Knight Templar
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: In both SatAM and the comics, Naugus spent years trapped in the Void/Zone of Silence (the name depends on the continuity). In the comics, he escaped and was resealed several times before escaping permanently. In the cartoon, he escapes once but willingly returns once he realizes all the time spent in the Void made him unable to withstand being out of it for long.

Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogCharacters/Sonic the HedgehogArchie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog
Adventures of Sonic the HedgehogCharacters/Western AnimationThe Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin

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