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Web Animation: Sonic Zombie
Meet the team: Tails, Amy, Rouge, and Sonic.
The Sonic Zombie series is a saga of Stylistic Suck videos made in Garry's Mod featuring Sonic the Hedgehog and friends in the mist of a Zombie Apocalypse. They were created by Balena Productions, who became famous for his Sonic in Jaws video.

Tropes that appear:

  • Abnormal Limb Rotation Range: Happens with just about every character at some point, intentionally or not thanks to always being dragged around by their heads.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Cream and Knuckles, the later becoming the Big Bad of Zombie Origins.
    • Some could say Eggman, since in Vengeance he is the one that signals the Zombies' initial attack in the the large building, and later on he tries to use one to make Sonic a zombie himself. The experiment malfunctions, instead making Sonic into a "Hornhog" that takes delight in raping his victims to death. And since the Hornhog is not a full Zombie, Eggman cannot control him.
  • Back from the Dead:
    • In Vengeance, a record total of three characters (Knuckles, Eggman, and Silver) are revealed to still be alive after the events of the previous videos.
    • Before that, in Diaries, Shadow survives the implied Disney Villain Death he receives in Thing.
    • Now taken to the extreme with the clones that appear in Space, where a clone that is activated takes on the personality and memories of their real self's past life. Unfortunately they, minus the first Shadow clone, ally with a Dr. Eggman clone, forcing the heroes to destroy them.
    • It's also shown that Silver survived being impaled onto several telephone poles.
  • Bad Bad Acting: This series is built off shoddy acting. Here's an example form Vengeance:
    Knuckles: Sonic man, I got an idea. We can take up to that.. that crane thing up there that's what it's called I think a crane.
  • Batman Gambit: Silver's ultimate goal in Vengeance revolves around this. He knew that Sonic and co. would arrive on the island in search of food and shelter, only for zombies to attack, this attack forcing the group to divide up, with Sonic going alone and winding up captured by Eggman, who accidentally makes him into a Hornhog. This transformation eventually triggers Knuckles' appearance on the island (who became a vampire after surviving the nuclear explosion from Origins) leading up to a brawl between Hornhog Sonic and Vampire Knuckles, eventually crossing over into the front grounds where Silver awaits for Sonic to finish off Knuckles, freezes them both at the last second, and snatches both their powers to become the Monster of the Week.
  • Berserk Button: Don't ever say you used Tails' tacos to summon a giant monster.
    • Or say you're hungry for one yourself. Amy found this out the hard way.
  • Camera Abuse: In Gmod, the camera works very much like a tripod. Cue the numerous moments when someone decides to touch it and the camera topples over, sometimes sending it into a spinning frenzy or launching it across the room.
  • Companion Cube: Tails' tacos.
  • Disney Villain Death: Both Shadow and Eggman die in Thing this way. The former returns in Diaries and the later in Vengeance.
  • Dull Surprise:
    Sonic: (in Origins after Cream becomes zombified) Look out behind you.
  • Epic Fail: Due to the Stylistic Suck nature of the videos, these are all over the place.
    • The camera repeatedly getting knocked over from moving the characters.
    • Characters being locked up in place when the narrator tries to move them.
    • As Sonic and Baby Sonic battle the zombies in Diaries, the narrator accidentally collects a zombie as he moves the two Sonics around.
    • When Rouge goes to greet Sonic at the front door in Origins, she rips off the door.
    • Sonic destroying the table when he attempts to place down a large present in Rouge's house.
      • Shadow later does the same thing in Knuckles' cabin in Vengeance, minus the present.
    • Vengeance opens up with the main characters on a boat. Take a guess what happens.
    • Both Diaries and Vengeance end with the heroes leaving via aircraft. Both vehicles crash onscreen.
    • Space at one point has a door shut itself on all the characters as they try to enter a room. And then as they leave, a door shuts itself right on top of Blaze.
  • Evil Twin: A plot point in Space, where Amy accidentally releases a legion of evil clones controlled by a Dr. Eggman clone.
    Evil Shadow: And not only am I a clone, but I am an Evil Clone!
  • Every Episode Ending: So far, every episode ends with the currently-alive cast escaping in aircraft. Helicopters are the most common..
    Knuckles: Wow, man that's kinda lucky, how often do you really think anyone would find a helicopter?
    Amy: Well actually we find one at like, the end of all these videos.
    • Averted with Space. While the characters do use a miniature spacecraft to depart form Blaze's starship, it is not where the episode ends.
  • Everything's Deader with Zombies
  • Feed It a Bomb: After going Super, Sonic is instructed by Shadow to throw a bomb inside Knuckles to kill him.
  • Fur Against Fang: Knuckles (who is revolved to have become a vampire after surviving the events of Origins) and Sonic the "Hornhog" fight each other in Vengeance for a brief time.
  • Gag Boobs: To become Super Sonic in Origins, Sonic grabs and forcefully rubs Rouge's boobs.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Many of the monsters the heroes meet appear with little to no backstory, and are there just to give the heroes something to fight.
  • Go for the Eye: When Monster Silver suddenly appears on Blaze's starship, Sonic promptly throws a lightsaber into his eye.
    Sonic: May the hooba be with you.
  • Hilarious Outtakes: It is implied that every scene across the series is done in one take, and with no script, leaving anything in that would be considered an Outtake by normal standards.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Origins gives us this:
    Sonic: Douching through the snow, driving my Hummer, which I don't really need, cause I'm only a single guy!
  • I'm a Woman, I Can't Help It: During the entire series Amy repeatedly requests to have sex with Sonic, hitting her breaking point in Space, prohibiting her from getting any sleep during the night on Blaze's starship, prompting her to get a clone of Sonic she could have sex with, accidentally releasing a legion of evil clones.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: What finally defeats Silver after two attempts of world domination. He somehow comes back in Space.
  • Interspecies Romance: Sonic and Rouge both have sex out in the woods in Diaries, resulting in Rouge getting pregnant.
    • Tails attempts to get it on with Blaze in Space. It ultimately ends in tradegy following Blaze's discovery of Amy releasing all the clones the main cast had to kill, despite receiving a congratulatory kiss from Blaze after Tails defeats all the clones of himself that also had the hots for Blaze.
  • Jiggle Physics / Ragdoll Physics: All over the place. Literally every character is dragged around by their head, leaving their other parts to swing around.
  • Killed Off for Real: Cream is by far the only character that died and doesn't get resurrected in a future episode.
  • Kill the Cutie: Baby Sonic and Cream are killed off only moments after being introduced.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Parodied in Space with Robotnik and Sonic.
    Robotnik: They never told you what happened to heccch!
    Sonic: They told me enough. They told me hooba dooba!
    Robotnik: No! I am the heccch!
    Sonic: No.
  • Made of Iron / No One Could Survive That: Let's see exactly how our Back from the Dead characters listed above were initially killed off:
    • Knuckles was bitten, died of disease, became zombified, morphed into two powerful monsters, and ingested an entire bomb that blows up in his stomach. And then he's all fine by Vengeance, save for now being a vampire, which ultimately becomes undone over the course of the video.
    • Shadow and Eggman survive a lethal fall from a giant skyscraper that would surely kill any normal person. Not as awesome as what Knuckles had to go through, though.
    • Silver got stabbed and thrown into the air with rather incredible force by Satan. Easily the least interesting of the survived "deaths" thus far.
      • Later shown that Silver still in his Monster form survived being impaled on several poles that he shouldn't be able to free himself from and comes back for the finale of Space.
  • Male Gaze: Every time Rouge the Bat is in focus, the camera will almost always zoom into her breasts, often with sexual remarks from the narrator.
  • May the Farce Be with You: Space is a very obvious parody of Star Wars, with Blaze's starship being the Death Star and Sonic battling a clone of Dr. Eggman with a Lightsaber.
  • The Mole: Robotnik in Zombie Thing, Silver in Zombie Diaries.
  • Monster of the Week: Every entry in the series has at least one. Zombie Knuckles, Godzilla with the Tank, Satan, then Hornhog Sonic with Monster Silver.
  • National Stereotypes: All over the place. The easiest and probably most offensive is Tails' Mexican heritage.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: In yet another attempt to "do'' Sonic, Amy instead decides to have sex with one of the many Sonic clones on Blaze's starship, accidentally releasing everyone else's clones, including Dr. Eggman's.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Sort of. If Satan didn't go and announce he used the power of Tails' tacos, he wouldn't be beaten to death by a young mexican fox who suddenly went insane.
  • Oh Crap:
    • Cream when she meets a zombie face-first and becomes the first victim in the series.
    • Rouge when she sees Cream being attacked and Eggman's raped and dead body on the floor. Cue Male Gaze.
    • Tails discovering his Tacos have vanished.
    • Sonic when Rouge reveals she got pregnant.
      • And then Amy when she finds out.
    • Tails' reaction to the initial zombie attack in Vengeance
  • One-Winged Angel: Zombie Knuckles and Monster Silver in Origins and Vengeance respectively.
  • Our Slogan Is Terrible: Sonic in this series is an employee at Pizza Hut, and throughout Thing, he makes up many poor slogans.
  • Overly Long Name: Given by the narrator via some colorful dialogue to Eggman in Vengeance:
    Dr. RoFatassf***ingFatFattyFatf***ingf***ingFatSonOfAB***F***ingFattyFat… Yeah, he’s pretty much fat.
  • Panty Shot: Unintended. Amy has these thanks to the Rag Doll Physics of the characters.
  • Perpetual Poverty: In effect starting from Vengeance; the team repeatedly mentions not eating for days, but no one has shown signs of starving or being physically weaker from the lack of food. For instance, even on an empty stomach, Knuckles is still able to defeat a gang of zombies without receiving any type of body damage or bites.
  • Power Incontinence: Sort of. Sonic's "Hornhog" form in Vengeance causes him to become hostile and having a thing for raping his victims to death. He can still speak and even questions what happened to him, though the main characters remain scared to approach Sonic in Hornhog form.
  • Recycled In SPACE: Sonic Zombies in Space
  • Red Shirt: Mario, Spider-Man, and Ralph are brought on-screen for only a few seconds before they are axed off by the current Monster of the Week.
  • Red Sky, Take Warning: What signals the appearances of Godzilla in Thing and the zombies as a whole in Diaries.
  • Satan: the Big Bad of Diaries, summoned by Silver.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Thanks to the logic that any of Blaze's clones that has a living counterpart on Earth that dies in some way inherits the memories of their deceased counterpart, the clone of Dr. Eggman accidentally released by Amy is just as dangerous as the real one Sonic killed an episode prior.
  • Serial Rapist: Hornhog Sonic. The only one that sees this as a good thing is Amy, since she is constantly trying to get near Sonic.
  • Skyward Scream: Tails gives out one after his tacos go missing thanks to Silver.
    • Sonic too when Baby Sonic dies.
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: Early in Origins, Amy asks Sonic if he could "comfort her", followed by Sonic answering with this trope.
  • Spexico: How Tails is portrayed.
  • Spoiler Opening: The preview images for both Origins and Vengeance reveal several key plot elements. Origins' reveals that Knuckles will become zombified and Sonic will have to power up using Rouge's boobs, while Vengeance spoils Sonic becoming a "Hornhog" and the return of both Knuckles and Silver after they were killed off in prior episodes.
    • Sonic even lampshades the spoiler-tier thumbnails in both Origins and Vengeance.
  • Swallowed Whole: In Vengeance, Monster Silver kills Shadow this way, however Silver is later impaled on some poles, meaning Shadow could still be alive and escaped from Silver's dead body offscreen.
    • The next episode Space conforms that Shadow did indeed die inside Silver's body, since according to Blaze, Shadow's life readings have dropped to zero, resulting in the team picking up a clone of Shadow during their visit on Blaze's Starship.
  • Take That, Audience!: Near the end of Vengeance, Sonic makes a quick stab at viewers who take the series seriously and don't see it as a Stylistic Suck series. Another such stunt would appear in Space.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Knuckles. While watching over Cream's dead body, he doesn't realize that eventually her corpse would spring back up to bite Knuckles in the arm.
    • Amy to a certain extent, as revealed by her little "stunt" in Space where she unleashes all the clones while trying to get herself a Sonic clone to have sex with.
  • Unlikely Hero: In Diaries, it is ultimately Tails that defeats Satan.
  • Verbal Tic: Sonic's "Whooba Dooba Doo" phrases, especially in Vengeance.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: For a series based around zombies, the only scene to contain any form of zombie attack in Space is the opening attack in the deserted city's sewers. The rest of the episode has the team dealing with clones.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: a "Just The Soul" variety. Silver successfully drains both Sonic's "Hornhog" powers and Knuckles' recently revealed vampirism during their duel. Sonic and Knuckles are Brought Down to Normal as a result.
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