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

  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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).

  • All There in the Manual: Her surname 'Acorn' is never mentioned in SatAm, though is stated in the show's bible and frequently in the comic books.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Endlessly involving Sonic.
  • Ascended Extra: She was based on one of the animals that were freed from the badniks in the original game.
  • 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!
  • Breakout Character: Sally originally had more of a supporting role in earlier episodes. She arguably became as prominent as Sonic himself later on.
  • 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 she strategizes more aptly and usually acts as a far more competent alternative than Sonic's recklessness, though still appears on odd occasions.
  • 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. Both medias also conveyed Sally as a more arrogant and brattish character initially, making similar impulsive mistakes as Sonic.
  • Fatal Flaw: Most of Sally's rare Not So Above It All moments were triggered by her prideful over competitiveness to prove Sonic wrong.
  • The Finicky One: In contrast to the brash reckless Sonic.
  • Flanderization: She had her positive aspects exaggerated, starting off as a Not So Different Foil for Sonic in season 1 and then practically acting as his Hyper-Competent Sidekick in season 2 to accommodate his increased recklessness.
  • Foil: Largely to Sonic, her meticulous and cautious personality contrasting Sonic's spontaneous and reckless persona. Both share a similar arrogance and ego that only fuels their bickering more. Also to Bunnie, but less so.
  • Grumpy Bear: Downplayed case. While still friendly and having enthusiastic moments, Sally was generally the most irritable and acerbic of the main team.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Tails, who calls her "Aunt Sally".
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Sally is often overbearing and condescending to her team about their blunderings, especially Sonic, though under pressure will often admit she is just terrified of what Robotnik might do to them. Spotlighted in "Sonic Racer".
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Sally is the leader and tactician for the Freedom Fighters, she is also a hacking and computing expert, has almost as prominent mechanical skills as Rotor and frequently acts as a Team Mom. The only thing she seems inept in is physical power (though this was utilized more in the comic adaptation). This arguably also played part in her Spotlight-Stealing Squad status, since she could often take the place of other characters in a story with a compressed cast.
  • Missing Mom: While we know her dad is trapped in the Void, what happened to her mom is never mentioned. It's implied her father may have been a widower in the Time Travel episode.
  • Modest Royalty: As she herself puts it: "In the Great Forest, such titles are meaningless."
  • Not So Above It All: Though usually Only Sane Woman to the other Freedom Fighters, Sally could prove rather arrogant and fallible odd times. This more commonly happened in the first season. Also keep in mind it is often her that insists on bringing Antoine along with them to missions.
  • Only Sane Woman: Definitely has traits of this in season 2, especially when frustrated by Sonic or Antoine.
  • Positive Discrimination: Accused of such in the cartoon, especially in season 2, although it was more like Surrounded by Idiots. Often came off as the most competent and least flawed Freedom Fighter, with a lot of Idiot Balls performed by Sonic having been due to ignoring Sally's advice.
  • Real Name as an Alias: When she travels back in time and meets her past self, she introduces herself as "Alicia". Past Sally comments that's her middle name.
  • Red Is Heroic: She's the main heroine and her hair is a dark red hue.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Sonic's red, ironically enough.
  • Rightly Self-Righteous: Sally often lashes and condescends to Sonic for his potentially reckless and destructive approach. She's usually proven right.
  • Right Way/Wrong Way Pair: Usually the Right Way to Sonic's spontaneous (and usually reckless) approach, especially in Season Two. She makes the occasional more subtle folly however.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • She's a Man in Japan: The squirrel she was based on was male in the Japanese version.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: She's used as a co-lead in every second season episode (absent in only one Antoine short). It's not rare for her to be Sonic's only team mate in some episodes.
  • The Strategist: This is her big role in the team. She makes the plans, teh rest of them carry through.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: More so in the second season, where more emphasis is put on her competence over the other Freedom Fighters. She had to more often stop Sonic from endangering himself via arrogance, or put up with Antoine or Dulcy's blundering. This appears in the first season too, but is more subtle (and she is more prone to acting up herself).
  • Teen Genius: Though Rotor may be the Mr. Fixit of the group, Sally is no slouch when it comes to inventing machines herself. She's also an excellent hacker and a skilled strategist.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Bunnie's Girly Girl.
  • Tomboy Princess: Being from royalty doesn't stop her being a huge tomboy.
  • Too Clever by Half: Intelligent and resourceful, but occasionally competes with Sonic in terms of haughtiness.
  • True Blue Femininity: Wears a blue jacket and blue boots. To add to that, she has blue eyes.
  • Tsundere: She's a Type A with Sonic and Antoine and a Type B with pretty much everyone else in the Freedom Fighters.
  • Weak, but Skilled: As noted in Jack-of-All-Stats and Distressed Damsel, she's skilled but gets captured a lot.
  • Wet Blanket Wife: Downplayed case. Sally's humorless, uptight and constantly on Sonic's back for showing off, but in a dystopian world where his recklessness often risks getting him robotocized or worse by an sadistic Evil Overlord, she's usually in the right to.
  • Women Are Wiser: While she has some shortcomings, comparatively, she is almost always Sonic's moral and intellectual superior.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: With Sonic.

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.

Bunnie Rabbot

Voiced by Christine Cavanaugh

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

  • Action Girl: Until Season 2
  • Badass Adorable: She's a cute (inching towards sexy) female bunny anthro with a Southern Belle type accent... who also has a cybernetic arm and legs she can use to smash tanks into pieces.
  • The Big Guy: In the first season, anyway, she's the go-to muscle for the Freedom Fighters.
  • Boobs of Steel: Well, she's not exactly stacked, but she does have more cleavage than Sally does, and she's also the group's primary melee fighter.
  • Cool Big Sis: To both Sally and Tails.
  • Cursed with Awesome: A victim of partial robotocization, which grants her amazing strength. She hates it.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's a cute-looking bunny rabbit with a sweet personality and a girlish disposition. She's also an amateur brawler strong enough to tear open fortified steel doors with her bare hands.
  • Cyborg: Was partially roboticized, such that her left arm and lower torso are mechanical.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Season Two.
  • Faux Action Girl: In the second season.
  • Girly Bruiser: She may have Super Strength and be willing to bash robots into kibble, but she'd rather be doing more conventionally feminine stuff, and is very much the girly-girl of the team.
  • Good Bad Girl: A G-rated version—she's flirty and wears a skimpy outfit and makeup, but a Femme Fatale she ain't.
  • Heroes Fight Barehanded: Thanks to cybernetic upgrades and martial arts skills, she needs no weapons to put the hurt on a tank.
  • Hollywood Cyborg: Cybernetic arm and legs.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Tails who calls her "Aunt Bunnie".
  • Kiai: Always cries out loudly with each strike.
  • Kung-Fu Kid: Somehow knows martial arts despite being a fugitive since she was 8 years old.
  • Nice Girl: She's probably the nicest of the Freedom Fighters next to Rotor.
  • Out of Focus: She stays behind a lot more in the Second Season. Even the odd time she takes part she rarely acts as little more than a generic teammate.
  • Punny Name: "Rabbot"... as in "Rabbit Robot". She's half rabbit, and half robot. It's actually a nickname the rest of the group took to calling her and which stuck.
  • Southern Belle: Much more tomboyish than most examples.
  • Super Strength: Her metal arm gives her this.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: She's got the accent and the mannerisms down pat.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly Girl to Sally's Tomboy, ironically despite being the group's primary bruiser in the first season.

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.

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

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.

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: Both the Freedom Fighters and Snively are quite glad once Robotnik's taken out of the picture.
  • Adaptational Name Change: His first name is actually Julian rather than "Ivo" of the games and other incarnations.
  • Adaptational Badass: Satam Robotnik is more far more smart and evil than any other version of the character. Also, he's the only version of Robotnik who successfully took over the world with no problems at all.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Before and after this show aired, Robotnik was either portrayed as Laughably Evil or an Incredibly 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, especially when angered. In the second season, this almost becomes his default mode much to his detriment.
  • 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 a cyborg.
  • Badass Baritone: Provided by Jim Cummings.
  • Badass Cape: He wears a yellow one.
  • 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, while ensuring his own demise). 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: Very much so.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: They’re black pits with ominous glowing red lights. It's directly implied they're cybernetic; the irises can light up like flashlights, as was shown in an episode when the power is knocked out and his room is plunged into darkness.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Not as prominent as one would expect. He’s quite boastful of his evil when it suits him, but otherwise he cares more about expanding his influence than bragging about how evil he is.
  • The Comically Serious: Robotnik has almost no sense of humor and thinks in rigid, concrete terms. As such, he has his moments of this trope every now and then. One such incident occurs in the pilot episode.
  • Emperor Scientist: He designed almost all of the machines in the entire setting, and rules the planet with a literal iron fist.
  • 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, and every single fiber of his being is incredibly repulsive.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can appear to be polite and gentlemanly, but don't let that fool you. He's notorious for his skills of deception and persuasion.
  • 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 is a cybernetic prosthetic, a result of getting too close to the Roboticizer. Also, as mentioned above, it's possible his eyes are artificial as well. He also appears to have cybernetic ears.
  • 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 is practically a 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 very serious and sinister light, his comedic aspects being generally subtle and sparse. The second season definitely softened this up, but not enough to reduce the impact of the trope.
  • 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. These qualities were exaggerated further 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.
    • In fact, his whole use of roboticized Mobians as slave workers showcases this side of him nicely. Aside from the dark practicality of turning his enemies into mindlessly loyal robot slave-workers instead of just executing them, he can then use the love and loyalty of any escaped Mobians against them. Even if they don't succumb to the urge to try and "rescue" a Robian, who will then capture them for Robotnik, the Freedom Fighters can't use more dramatic methods of fighting against Robotnik's rule. After all, everyone knows that roboticization can be undone; with that in mind, how can Mobians countenance killing their unfortunate family, friends and loved ones by doing things like blowing up Robotnik's factories, even if that would impede Robotnik's empire far more than generator sabotage and virus uploads would?
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: In Season One, Robotnik was plainly shown to be completely without limitations. In his very first appearance in the Lighter and Softer pilot episode, it was shown very plainly that he actually would just kill or immediately roboticize any of his enemies at the first opportunity he got, with no warning or scruples. In the Darker and Edgier episodes that followed, this trait was only magnified, resulting in him using any personality flaws and or feelings of attachment he could see in others as weapons against them. This is not as prominent in Season Two (see Stupid Evil), but still factors into his characterization late into the series.
  • Not So Above It All: Though the show boasted a far more sinister and fearsome rendition of the doctor, he couldn't go completely without comical moments. His fear-driven demeanour throughout "The Void" in particular is quite clownish.
  • Pet the Dog: He dotes over Cluck devotedly in Season One. In Season Two, Cluck is inexplicably gone, removing Robotnik's single redeeming aspect.
  • Pride: While this version of the doctor is genuinely calculating and dangerous, his Fatal Flaw is still his arrogant over assurance he is invincible. As the series progresses, he starts to display more foolish and deluded aspects, and ultimately his own downfall is caused primarily by careless oversights and blunt refusal to accept any possibility that Sonic was capable of defeating him.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The red lights in his eyes flare whenever he gets pissed.
  • Red Right Hand: His roboticized left arm and (possibly) cybernetic eyes.
  • Stupid Evil: In Season 2. While in his past he was able to make lengthy charades to maintain his plans for power, by Season Two, Robotnik just can't resist Kicking The Dog at the most inappropriate times.
  • The Sociopath: A very chilling, and very accurate 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 all other incarnations of the character.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: He overthrew the king and turned Mobius into a Crapsack World, which the Freedom Fighters are trying to undo.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation : His modus operandi. Also the Trope Namer and Trope Codifier.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "I hate that hedgehog. I hate him! I hate him! HATE HIM! HATE! HATE! HATE!! HAAAAATTTTEEEEEEEE!!!!"
  • Worthy Opponent: Despite his grudge against Sonic, he considers him his "most worthy adversary". When it seems he's finally about to roboctize him, he admits that he's almost sorry that it's over.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He's perfectly willing to harm children as seen the Pilot and again in "Blast to the Past". He already has roboticized almost every child on the planet.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: He's very good at this.


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 possible 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!

King Acorn

Voiced by Tim Curry

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


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.