Characters / Sonic SatAM

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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

  • Big Brother Instinct: To Tails, as with most interpretations.
  • Big Eater: He is a complete glutton when given the option. In fact, he thinks about food so much that he screws up a mission based on time-traveling back to the palace in the past, so he and Sally can warn King Acorn about Robotnik's impending takeover, because he throws off the time-travelling MacGuffin by starting to daydream about his uncle's chili dog shop.
  • Blow You Away: Sonic's great speed allows him to weaponize air against his foes very easily. His Tornado Move notably averts Do Not Touch the Funnel Cloud.
  • 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: He definitely had his moments of this.
  • Fatal Flaw: The number of times his cockiness has 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 flat-out naked contempt toward Antoine becomes blatant to the point where he is 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: He's extremely quick and agile, but he doesn't have a lot of power. There's a reason the most iconic team on the show is him (speed), Sally (brains) and Bunnie (brawn).
  • Idiot Hero: Is fairly Book Dumb and often needs Sally's guidance in missions. He has notable showings of resourcefulness however.
  • Improvised Weapon: When Sonic is involved, basically anything that isn't nailed down can and will be used as a weapon.
  • 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 enthusiasm, he is only looking out for others.
  • The Lancer: Creates a strange dynamic where Sonic is The Lancer to Sally being The Leader, but Sally is The Lancer to Sonic being The Hero. It enhances their status as the Official Couple of the series.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He became this in the second season. His recklessness is often Lampshaded.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: He's very prideful.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Although hardly the only one who does so, his overconfidence, impulsiveness and ego often leads him to make mistakes that threaten or even ruin a plan to oppose Robotnik. Perhaps the best example of this is in "Blast to the Past", where he can't focus on the time and place they intend to Time Travel to in order to Set Right What Once Went Wrong, resulting in the complete failure of the mission and creating a Stable Time Loop.
  • Opposites Attract: With Sally.
  • Rebel Leader: Shared position with Princess Sally. Sonic is basically the face of the Freedom Fighters.
  • 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 that one of Snively's schemes was designed to manipulate his ego. Sonic is genuinely competent and heroic, however he has no problem constantly bragging about it. In the second season, he would even screw 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.

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Tails

A young fox who was born with two tails. He can use them to fly by twirling them.
Voiced by Bradley Pierce
  • Adaptational Wimp: Even more so than in AoStH; he is consistently victimized in the few occasions he has any focus in the series.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Desperately wants to prove he can be trusted with the responsibilities of a full-fledged Freedom Fighter, but he's not competent enough to pull it off.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Sometimes.
  • The Cutie: He's universally considered an adorable little brother by the Freedom Fighters.
  • Everyone's Baby Sister: He's doted on and fussed over by the whole team of Freedom Fighters, probably due to his being the youngest of their group.
  • Out of Focus: Has a much smaller role than he did in AoStH.
    • He did get a bit more screentime toward the end, though. Word of God says that if there had been a third season he'd have gotten much more focus and his role would've been closer to the games.
  • Tagalong Kid: Though he doesn't get to tag along that often.

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Princess Sally Acorn

Voiced by Kath Soucie

The king's only daughter and leader of the Freedom Fighters.

  • All There in the Manual: Her surname 'Acorn' is never mentioned in SatAm, though it is stated in the show's bible.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Endlessly involving Sonic.
  • Badass Normal: Doesn't have Sonic's Super Speed, Bunnie's Super Strength or even Dulcy's draconic powers. She still leads from the front and kicks plenty of ass.
  • Big Good: She's the one who directs and leads the Freedom Fighters; Sonic's just their best combat agent.
  • Borrowed Catchphrase: In "The Doomsday Project", after she and Sonic connect the Power Stones.
    So this is what Power Rings feel like. Wow. Let's do it to it!
  • By-the-Book Cop: Was constantly trying to keep Sonic in line and endlessly chastised him for taking risks or going outside plans, regardless of whether or not it worked. Whether or not this was justified varied (especially in the second season, where Sonic made increasing fumbles and put the team in danger). She had her own careless bouts at times however.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Implied. In one episode, Sally is replaced by a robot duplicate. When asked for a high five by Sonic, the robot slaps him hard enough to knock him off his feet in full view of Rotor and Bunnie. While Sonic's surprised, that display isn't what tips them off that Sally was replaced, meaning that Sally has above average strength for her size.
  • Closer to Earth: Albeit balanced by occasional bouts of arrogance and childishness equal to Sonic.
  • The Comically Serious: Often when paired against Sonic, though she is often more jovial than most examples.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Tails.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's usually the most sarcastic and snarky of the team.
  • Disappeared Dad: Because he was trapped in a netherworldly prison.
  • Distress Ball: Despite being The Smart Guy of the team, she often got captured rather handily.
  • Distressed Damsel: Played with. She is one of the most competent Freedom Fighters, but also one of Robotnik's favorite hostage choices.
    • Makes more sense when you consider that she's the leader of the Freedom Fighters. One great step to defeating a resistance is to crush its morale. What's a good way to do that? Take out the leader.
  • The Ditherer: A few episodes play her as this, especially when conflicting with the very blunt Sonic. Less liable to happen in the Second Season, where her strategic qualities were highly exaggerated and she began to act as a far more competent alternative to Sonic's recklessness.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": She is a Princess, but prefers people not to address her as such, as her title is rather a hollow one while the kingdom is under Robotnik's control.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The pilot's version of Sally has a pink color scheme (with black hair) and a higher more childlike voice. This design would be used in initial comics as well, which initially used early concept work for the show to develop upon.

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Antoine Depardieu

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

  • Two Guys and a Girl: In Warp Sonic. Antoine is Sonic's rival for Sally's affection.
  • Berserk Button: He will not let you get away with mangling French cooking. Especially if you try to make escargot... with margarine.
  • Butt Monkey: All kinds of bad things happen to him, and it's all played for laughs.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: He has a French accent, tends to speak with near-French syntax, and has stereotypical "Frenchy" attitudes... and is a coward, a bungler, and the worst fighter in the group.
  • Child Soldier: He acts so much like a professional (if ineffectual) soldier that it's hard to remember he's supposed to be the same age as the rest of the group.
  • Dirty Coward: From time to time, but to most people he's the Lovable Coward of the group.
  • Dumb Blonde: A Rare Male Example. His hair is dirty blonde, and he's certainly not the smartest member of the team.
  • Flanderization: He was originally rather pompous and cowardly, but had some amount of lucidity and nobility. By Season Two however he is more or less a full time Straw Loser for Sonic, barely able to spend five seconds without saying or doing something stupid or narcissistic and acting like a full blown Dirty Coward.
  • Freak Out: Antoine has one hell of a freakout in "The Odd Couple" where he is forced to share his house with Sonic for a night.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a whiny asshole, but he always pulls through in the end.
  • Gratuitous French: Constant "Frenchisms" spill from his lips, as part of his obvious stereotyping.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Sally.
  • Interspecies Romance: His unrequited crush on Sally.
  • Leitmotif: He has his own theme tune in Season 2.
  • The Load: He is incredibly cowardly and almost never contributes anything of value, yet for some reason they frequently bring him along on action missions.
  • Lovable Coward: When not an outright Dirty Coward anyway.
  • No Respect Guy: In season 2.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In season 1.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The star of the second season shorts. Also often Sonic's second team mate in missions.

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Bunnie Rabbot

Voiced by Christine Cavanaugh

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

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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: He builds all of the cool toys that the Freedom Fighters use.
  • Genius Bruiser: He may be more of a stay at home engineer type, but he's quite willing to throw his ample weight around if he needs to.
  • Mr Fix It: If the group needs something mechanical designed, invented or repaired, he's the guy they see.
  • 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: He's the group's inventor, engineer, and general tech-wizard, whilst Sally and NICOLE handle tactics.
  • Warm-Hearted Walrus: He is a walrus, and he is not only loyal to the Freedom Fighters, but also one of the kindest characters in the show.

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Dulcy the Dragon

Voiced by Cree Summer

A dragon who was introduced in season 2.

  • Action Girl: She may not be the smartest member of the team, but she's willing to get in and bash bots all the same.
  • An Ice Person: She can fire streams of cold vapour out of her nostrils.
  • Captain Crash: She really needs to work on her landings.
  • Cousin Oliver: Literally just showed up in the first episode of season two and everyone acted like she'd been there all along.
  • Giant Flyer: She's the only flying Freedom Fighter, and so big that she can carry several of them on her body as she does.
  • Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: The theory behind her addition, anyway.
  • Last of His Kind Thanks to Robotnik, she is quickly approaching this.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother, Sabina, was captured and roboticized.
  • Remember the New Guy: She just suddenly appears in the second season premiere as if she was one of the Freedom Fighters the whole time. Much like the other Freedom Fighters, her back story wasn't given

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Uncle Chuck

Voiced by William Windom

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

  • And I Must Scream: Like all roboticized Mobians, Chuck was fully aware of everything he was doing while under Robotnik's control, but was unable to stop himself.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Like all "Robians", he's compelled to obey Robotnik's directives, no matter what.
  • Cool Old Guy: Part of the reason the team is so fond of him
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's a very, very capable scientist and engineer.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He delayed Robotnik's attempts to roboticize Sonic and his friends when they were children so they could escape, but he was caught and roboticized in the process.
  • Honorary Uncle: Everyone refers to him as "Uncle Chuck".
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He was pretty short compared to the younger King Max.
  • The Mole: After they manage to break his programming and compelled loyalty to Robotnik, he stays in Robotropolis so he can spy on Robotnik for the Freedom Fighters undetected.
  • Mortality Phobia: His motivation to build the Roboticizer.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: He was the original inventor of the roboticizer, which was made to help old people live longer. Unfortunately, it had a side effect of wiping their minds clean and they had no will of their own, which is why Robotnik stole the idea from Chuck after he thought he destroyed the blueprints for it.

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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.

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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 were shown.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Beyond his implied plans to betray Robotnik throughout Season 2, culminating in him usurping Robotnik's place as ruler of Robotropolis after Robotnik's apparent death, it was planned that he would eventually team up with the Freedom Fighters to defeat Naugus and Robotnik alike for Season 3.
  • Dirty Coward: As you'd expect.
  • Enemy Mine: In the planned Third Season, according to Word of God, after Naugus deposed him and usurped his place, he would have made a reluctant partnership with the Freedom Fighters to stop the Evil Sorcerer and the returned Robotnik.
  • Gag Nose: He has an exaggeratedly long, pointy nose.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Apparently, the rush of wind from a time-travelling Sonic blasting by tore most of the hair from his head, leaving him with just a few long strands poking wildly out of his scalp.
  • 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: Despite being Robotnik's loyal lackey, he gets away from the rift in reality that swallows his uncle, giving him the chance to take over Robotropolis himself.
  • 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 taken control of Robotropolis, though he would ultimately 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: A nice guy, he ain't.
  • The Starscream: Zigzagged. 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.
  • Sycophantic Servant: In season One, he is far less hateful towards his uncle and even seems to enjoy getting his rare praise. It's easily inferred that Robotnik's Bad Boss traits eventually resulted in a case of Broken Pedestal, causing him to hate his uncle and want to get rid of him.
  • Villain Team-Up: It was planned that he'd do this with Naugus in the early part of Season 3, only for Naugus to betray him.
  • Yes-Man: Enforced. Robotnik made clear Snively's sole purpose is to fulfil the doctor's schemes and compliment his brilliance. Any attempt Snively made at contradicting him or so much as indirectly implying his insight was not perfect tended to be met with violent rebukes.
  • 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: *flees via a secret tunnel* You don't give me enough credit, Julian!

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King Acorn

Voiced by Tim Curry

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

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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: he seems surprisingly friendly and easy-going when the Freedom Fighters meet him. However, he's just as ruthlessly ambitious as Robotnik, and willing to do anything in order to get his revenge on Robotnik.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He can do this to people, and enjoys tormenting Robotnik by transforming him into ridiculous shapes.
  • Big Bad: Was meant to be this for Season 3.
  • Enemy Mine: While Sonic was initially mad about being tricked into freeing him, Naugus points out that Sonic should be glad he's released since he's going to get rid of Robotnik and is even nice enough to let Sonic go back and rescue his friends from the Void. Word of God is that he'd have become more antagonistic towards the Freedom Fighters in Season 3.
  • Evil Sorcerer: His Modus Operandi.
  • 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: He wants the same thing the Freedom Fighters want: to kill Robotnik. The problem is, he will do absolutely anything to do it, with zero concern for anything that gets in his way.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Naugus spent years trapped in the Void. He finally manages to escape once, but willingly returns once he realizes that spending all those years in the Void has affected his body; If he's outside of it for too long, he begins to slowly crystallise.
  • Villain Team-Up: It was planned that, in the Third Season, he would initially do this with Snively (hence the ominous red eyes beside Snively in The Stinger for the show), as well as bringing along Robotnik as his tormented slave. However, he'd then betray Snively and take over himself, forcing Snively into an Enemy Mine with the Freedom Fighters.

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