Characters: Sonic the Hedgehog - Neutral Characters

These characters aren't particularly allied to the Good characters or the Evil characters.


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    E- 102 Gamma 

"Doctor Robotnik... Enemy. Master Registration... Deleted. E-Series... Friends. Must save..."

Voiced by Joji Nakata (Japanese, games), Naoki Imamura (Japanese, Sonic X), Steve Broadie (English, 1998), Jon St. John (English, 2004), Andrew Rannells (English, Sonic X)

An intelligent creation of Dr. Robotnik's who is convinced by Amy to rebel against his creator thanks to the memories of the bird trapped inside, and who goes on to liberate those trapped in the other E-Series robots.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Inverted; he was intended to be a Killer Robot, but ended up turning good.
  • Anti-Villain: Started out as a Noble Demon before his Heel-Face Turn.
  • Arm Cannon
  • Came Back Wrong: Eggman rebuilt Gamma to be more loyal to him in Sonic Battle. He pulls another Heel-Face Turn after Cream reasons with him.
  • Captain Obvious: After being told to head to a (for him) unassuming destination, he stumbles upon his older brother being modified in a manner that is implied to be painful. His response upon slowly walking out and shutting the door behind him?
    "This is the wrong room."
  • Death Equals Redemption: [[spoiler:Though, he never did anything truly evil while working for Eggman, he still decided to make everything right by destroying/freeing his brothers, before his final death. Of course, this overlaps with Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Duel to the Death: He had one with Sonic, until Amy intervened. The winner of the battle is unclear, however. Later he has one with an upgraded E-101 Beta. Neither of them survive.
  • Green Eyes
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Self destructs at the end of Sonic Adventure, to free the last trapped bird. Many fans think that Beta Mk. II's final attack simply proved fatal (with enough of a delay for Gamma to look at the released Flicky meaningfully), but given that he listed himself on the list of remaining E-Series units (read: targets), he probably would have done this even if he had survived the fight.
    Gamma: Units remaining... (gazes at hand) ...Gamma...
  • Japanese Pronouns: "Watashi", but before his 'death', he used "Boku".
  • Killed Off for Real: There were a couple of half-hearted attempts to revive Gamma in spinoffs, but these stopped once Omega was introduced.
  • Machine Monotone: Speaks in a deep, perpetually mellow voice. In both versions of Sonic X, he talks in Robo Speak instead.
    Gamma: This presents a problem...
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Ultimately turns out to be one after gaining self awareness.
  • Mutual Kill: With Beta.
  • Noble Demon: For most of the early half of his story, due to his limited sentience and over-logical programming, his "evil-doing" is never personal.
  • Power Floats: He can hover above the ground, and also fly with the help of a built-in Helicopter Pack.
  • Samus is a Girl: He is actually a female bird. This is what prevents Amy from being a victim of the Smurfette Principle.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's the only one of the E-series robots who is neither blindly loyal to Dr. Eggman nor a Robotic Psychopath, thanks to two things: Amy showing kindness to him and his seeing Beta get heavily modified.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye

    Maria Robotnik 

"Give them a chance, to be happy!"

Voiced by Yuri Shiratori (Japanese), Moriah Angeline (English, 2001), Rebecca Honig (English, 2005)

Granddaughter of Gerald Robotnik and cousin of Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, she was a terminally-ill patient on the Space Colony ARK and close friend of Shadow.

    Shade the Echidna 

"Please, I wish for a chance to prove myself, my new friend."

Debut: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Introduced in Sonic Chronicles as the commander of a mysterious group of warriors called the Marauders. Turns out the "Marauders" are actually a long-lost echidna clan called the Nocturnus. Shade wants to help the Nocturnus return to their homeworld, but when her boss explains that he intends to conquer the world, she objects and joins Sonic's side.

  • Action Girl
  • Anti Villainess: At first...
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: She stands out as the toughest warrior of the Nocturnus Clan.
  • The Atoner: One half of the reason for her Heel-Face Turn—see below for the other.
  • Badass: Though it happens offscreen, she managed to beat Knuckles in a straight up fight. Though it helped that he was tired out fighting the other Nocturnus.
  • Badass Adorable: When not wearing her helmet.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Cool Helmet
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Easily Forgiven: Arguable example; she is made a trusted ally rather quickly, Knuckles even scolds you if you don't follow this trope with the branched dialogue options.
  • Expy: Julie-Su: A member of a lost tribe of Echidnas known as the Dark Legion from the Archie Comics shares a lot of similarities with Shade. And the entire Nocturnus share similarities with the Dark Legion from the same comics. The most obvious example, in the comics the Dark Legion was sealed away in the Twilight Zone, while the Nocturnus were sealed away in the Twilight Cage. Both were alternate dimensions that seem like pretty terrible places to be. Word of God says this is intentional.
  • Girl of the Week: She is suggested to be this to Knuckles by other characters, given they are the opposite sex and the last of their kind(ish).
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: She takes her helmet off earlier on in the game for The Reveal, but when she swaps sides she ditches it for good
  • Knight Templar: She sincerely wants to help her people escape the Twilight Cage and to that end she follows Ix's orders completely, even if it means hurting others. Subverted however when he reveals his true intentions for Earth.
  • Laser Blade: Her Leech Blades.
  • Not What I Signed On For: She wished to return her clan to the outside world. When Ix let slip his plans to conquer said world, she turned against him.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Found out in a conversation branch in the start of Chapter 6 that she's really 4000 years old. Due to the Year Inside, Hour Outside physics of the Twilight Cage, however, she is likely not much older than the others physically.
  • The Stoic: Somewhat; she's friendly enough with her comrades, but not exactly emotive.
  • Teleporters and Transporters: Her Warp Belt, which allows her to temporary leave the Twilight Cage and teleport from place to place.
  • There Is Another
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: During her Echinda Rush move with Knuckles.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Ix. Until he reveals his true intentions for Earth.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She merely wants her people to return to Earth, though she abides by Ix's rather ruthless measures for doing so, going through with his invasion plans and brutal attempted execution of Sonic and Knuckles directly before he reveals his not-so well intentioned after-plans.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: If one subscribes to the hypothetical placement of the game as right before the "untold adventure" briefly shown directly at the beginning of Unleashed, her absence in the series is virtually the only loose end.
  • Woman in Black

    Chaos 

A water being that acts as guardian of the Chao. Went on a rampage when the Chao were attacked and was sealed inside the Master Emerald. Robotnik eventually set him free, but Sonic was able to purify him. Was the Bigger Bad of Sonic Adventure, and makes occasional other cameos.

  • All There in the Manual: Sonic Channel says he's a Chao mutated by Chaos Energy. Most likely a neutral Chaos Chao, as they resemble a Ridiculously Cute Critter version of his base form.
  • Art Evolution: Perfect Chaos gets a radical redesign in Sonic Generations.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: All of its forms share one singular weakness: Its exposed brain, the only part of his body tangible enough to attack.
  • Attack of the Fifty Foot Water Monster: Perfect Chaos is huge.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten the Chao. Ever. Just don't. You've been warned.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Chaos 6
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: Chaos never speaks and is perfectly content to be left alone... until you harm the Chao. At which point the only thing you can do is get your affairs in order.
  • Blob Monster: Made of water.
  • Breath Weapon: Perfect Chaos can fire beams of energy from its mouth.
  • Chaos Is Evil: Presented as this at first in Adventure, but stops being hostile after his final defeat.
  • Combat Tentacles: Chaos 6 and Perfect Chaos.
  • Demoted to Extra: He has no real role in Sonic Battle's plot; his appearance is just for the sake of having Emerl copy skills from him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: The Echidnas killing his fellow Chao, as well as trying to steal the Chaos Emeralds, made him so enraged that he not only outright killed the Echidnas (offscreen), he also tried to destroy the entire planet.
  • Doing In the Wizard: The games seem to portray him as an actual deity that the Echidnas worshipped, even though Sonic Channel confirmed he is just a mutated Chao.
  • The Dragon: To Eggman in Sonic Adventure. Elevates to Dragon-in-Chief after Eggman loses his grip on Chaos' reins and Perfect Chaos is realized.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: He was in league with Eggman the whole time just to get a hold of the Chaos Emeralds and when Eggman fails too many times, he decides to go it alone.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His true form. It looks almost exactly like Biollante but fewer tentacles, and being made of water instead of plant-materia.
    • Chaos is supposedly a Chao that was mutated eons ago. If that is the case, it has always been an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Flat Character: Barring his vengeance-driven motives, Chaos is surprisingly nondescript in personality for what was a major character in Adventure, not helped by his lack of expressiveness and voicelessness.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: At first he was just a mutated Chao living in peace with Tikal and the other Chao... Then the echinda clan tried to take the Chaos Emeralds for themselves, killing many Chao in the process. That resulted in Chaos earning his title.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: In Sonic X his eyes glow green.
  • Good Is Not Soft: He's pretty peaceful and friendly towards Tikal and the Chao. But if anyone harms them, he won't hesitate to kill.
  • Green Eyes
  • Hellish Pupils: Perfect Chaos has reptilian eyes that would make Medusa cringe.
  • Immune to Bullets; Justified as his body is made out of water, so bullets will just go right through him.
  • Kaiju: As Perfect Chaos, even as a Shout-Out to famous Kaiju Biollante.
  • Kill It with Ice: Chaos 6 must be frozen before being attacked.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He was the first significant Sonic antagonist to have no humorous quirks or traits whatsoever, and the threat he brought is far greater and darker than anything previously seen in a Sonic game.
  • Mad God: In Sonic Adventure. Of course, the "mad" in this case refers more to unquelled rage than actual insanity.
  • Making a Splash
  • Mighty Glacier: Especially in Sonic Battle. Next to Emerl, he's the strongest character in the game. But he moves like a dinosaur.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Perfect Chaos has a lot of teeth.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Especially Perfect Chaos.
  • One-Winged Angel: Has seven of these, each one stronger than the last, the transformations for which occur every time he absorbs a Chaos Emerald.
  • Papa Wolf: To the Chao, especially in his Sonic X incarnation.
  • Physical God: Known as the God of Destruction.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed in the Master Emerald by Tikal for thousands of years due to him going berserk, only to be freed by Dr. Eggman when he shatters the Master Emerald. It should be noted however that he isn't actually evil—just angry and vengeful.
  • Shape Shifter: By virtue of his water-based form.
  • Shout-Out: Perfect Chaos to Biollante, as noted above, his redesign in Sonic Generations further adds to this.
  • Some Kind of Force Field: Chaos 2 can project a barrier during its boss fight. Sonic X gave Perfect Chaos this ablility.
  • The Speechless: Though he never talks, he is able to communicate with Tikal through ripples in the water.
  • The Starscream
  • The Unfought: Chaos 1.
  • The Unseen: Chaos 3 and 5, due to him absorbing two emeralds at once.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Extra emphasis on rage. Harming the Chao will cause his wrath to become genocidal.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His turn into an antagonist was triggered by a power-hungry tribe of Echidnas trying to steal the Chaos Emeralds, and killing several Chao via trampling in the process. While his desire was to avenge the Chao, his anger quickly went out of control to where he wanted the entire world to feel his anger and sadness.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He was a Chao that was corrupted by chaos energy trying to protect the other Chao.

    Babylon Rogues 

Jet: "No way I'm gonna lose!"
Wave: "Unless I take charge, nothing ever gets done here!"
Storm: "I'll make sure to pay you back for this!"

Jet: Voiced by Daisuke Kishio (Japanese), Jason Griffith (English, 2005-2010), Michael Yurchak (English, 2010-present)
Wave: Voiced by Chie Nakamura (Japanese), Bella Hudson (English, 2005-2010), Kate Higgins (English, 2010-present)
Storm: Voiced by Kenji Nomura (Japanese), Dan Green (English, 2005-2010), Travis Willingham (English, 2010-present)

A group of extreme gear riding birds from the Sonic Riders series of games. Each member functions as The Rival to a member of "Team Sonic". The Bablylon rogues are descended by the ancient Babylonian civilization. Consists of Jet the Hawk, who is obsessed with being the best at extreme gear riding; Wave the Swallow, a Wrench Wench that maintains their extreme gears; and Storm the Albatross, who acts as the Dumb Muscle.

    Merlina 

"You could never understand my sorrow at seeing the ruinous future of this kingdom."

Voiced by Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English)

A young sorceress from the world of ancient Camelot. She summons Sonic to her world to help stop King Arthur from terrorizing her kingdom.

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