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.

Tails

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. His personality is also a lot more buffoonish in the pilot, having more a Plucky Comic Relief role that Antoine and Dulcy would later usurp.
  • 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.
  • Same Character, but Different: Rotor's design was given an overhaul twice over in the series.
  • 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.

  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Admit it, you all cheered along with the Freedom Fighters when this bastard got killed in the finale. Even Snively was glad that Robotnik kicked the bucket.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Before this show aired, Robotnik was either portrayed as Laughably Evil or a Large Ham, SatAM not only showed his actions in a more serious and sinister light but it also made him a legitimate threat.
  • Axe Crazy: Can be this at times, mostly in the second season.
  • Bad Ass: This Robotnik is one of the few incarnations to have actually taken over the world! That alone is pretty badass in it's own right but this incarnation practically turns it up to eleven by also giving him a baritone voice, an even more badass mustache, a pair of black red eyes, and tops it off by making him half-cyborg!
  • Bad Boss: Frequently takes losses out on Snively, even ones he had no direct responsibility for. He outright sentences Snively to die in their imploding lab out of fury of his final defeat in the show (ironically this act would end up saving Snively who escaped through safer means than him). Even in his better moods, his relationship with his nephew is not affectionate to say the least.
  • Bald of Evil: Naturally, there is not a single hair on his forehead. Interestingly, it seems he never had hair to begin with.
  • Big Bad: Though this was going to switch over to Naugus in Season 3.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: They’re black pits with ominous glowing red lights.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He’s quite boastful of his evil.
  • The Comically Serious: He does have his moments every now and then.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: In Season One, he has noticeable bouts of this, even playing on Sonic's flaws at times, and at least once actually would Just Shoot Him. Not as prominent in Season Two (see Stupid Evil).
  • Emperor Scientist: Surprisingly downplayed considering who we're talking about here. He's far more emperor than he is scientist here.
  • Evil Overlord: There's a reason the Freedom Fighters want him overthrown.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Deep voice? Check. Absolutely monstrous? Check!
  • Fat Bastard: He's definitely one of the bigger Robotniks, even larger than the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog incarnation!
  • Faux Affably Evil: He appears to polite and gentlemanly but don't let that fool you. He's notoriously known for his skills of deception!
  • For the Evulz: He gets a disturbing, almost lustful looking enjoyment every time he causes pain and suffering around him (it just makes him "tingle all over").
  • Hollywood Cyborg: His arm was roboticized.
  • In Name Only: There are about 5 similarities that this Robotnik has with his game counterpart. His name, the fact that he uses robots to conquer things, that he turns animals into robots, his Badass Mustache, and the colors of his wardrobe. Remove his name and wardrobe coloring and this man would be a completely separate character.
  • Killed Off for Real: Heavily implied to be this in the Series Finale.
    • Would have been subverted for the Third Season, where he would have been revealed to have survived the explosion and got teleported into the Void.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Unlike most other counterparts of the doctor, Robotnik's actions are depicted in a far more serious and sinister light, his comedic aspects being more subtle and sparse. Lightened in the second season, where we are introduced to an entity that makes even him cower in fear.
  • Large Ham: While not as extreme as his previous incarnation, this Robotnik was still pretty hammy, with his heavy breathing, low voice, and long pauses. Though these qualities were mostly present in the second season.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Indeed! There's probably not a single character in the whole show that didn't get used by Robotnik.
  • Not His Sled: His first name is actually Julian rather than "Ivo" of the games and other incarnations.
  • Pet The Robotic Chicken: He dotes over Cluck devotedly in Season One. In Season Two, Cluck is inexplicably gone, removing Robotnik's single redeeming aspect.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The red lights in his eyes flare when he gets pissed.
  • Robotic Left Arm: It's not the only robotic thing about him either.
  • Stupid Evil: More so in Season 2. While in his past he was able to make lengthened charades to maintain his plans for power, by Season Two, Robotnik just can't resist Kicking The Dog at the most inappropriate time.
  • The Sociopath: A very chilling example. Robotnik only cares about himself and his empire. Everything else is just something for him to use or destroy.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Compared to other incarnations at the time of course.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation : His modus operandi.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "I hate that hedgehog. I hate him! I hate him! HATE HIM! HATE! HATE! HATE!! HAAAAATTTTEEEEEEEE!!!!"
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's perfectly willing to roboticize children as seen in "Blast to the Past". And very likely already has.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Very good at this.

Snively

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 is a treacherous weasel whose ruthlessness only pales compared to his uncle. However in action he is a pitiful, bumbling coward that Sonic and even the highly cautious Sally have problems viewing as a serious threat. He's got a terrifying brain, but in terms of brawn, you can tell by his spindly, twig-like physique he's a pushover, and would be quite justified in calling him spineless.
  • 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.
  • Slimeball
  • 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.