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Sonichu is a fan webcomic created by Christian Chandler, starring (at least initially) the eponymous Electric Hedgehog Pokémon and his friends.Sonichu started as some sort of Pokémon/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover world, and the first few issues focus on Sonichu's origin, his meeting with his "heartsweet" Rosechu (based heavily on Amy Rose), and a supporting cast of other Hedgehog Pokémon of various types. But in issue #2 and from issues #4-7, the series crystallizes into its present form, as Chris-Chan takes center stage, standing his ground against, among others, evil mall cops, a malevolent witch, and internet trolls.We get too much negativity and edit warring for this work, so it is locked.
Animated Actors: Supposedly Sonichu and Rosechu are married and have children "outside" of the comic... which makes it even more difficult to figure out on what level of reality all this insanity is taking place on. Even the characters themselves are having trouble with telling the difference between their reality and in-universe fiction, such as Sonichu mistaking drawings of Rosechu in the nude as real candid photographs of her.
Author Appeal: Numerous references to anime and [adult swim] programs, a Monty Python quote or two, and most famously Rosechu making pornographic pictures of herself to try countering troll accusations of her having a "pickle".
Character Filibuster: Played straight when Chris-Chan harangues the "Jerkops" (policemen who tried removing him from a mall) after defeating him, or Sonichu's impassioned speech given to "Jason" on the top of "Four-Cent Garbage" building about trolling.
Cure Your Gays: Chris-Chan's anti-gay vaccine. The fact that he donated some of his own blood to create said vaccine makes it kinda funny if you know enough about vaccines.
Cute and Psycho: Sandy hears about Evan killing her her mother, Simonla, a few minutes after being born. In Simonla's trial, Evan is sentenced to being bludgeoned to death by Sandy, who at the time is only a few weeks old.
Chris-Chan inflicts a horrible curse on the Jerkhief that results in the loss of the his family, home, and everything he owns—for arresting him over... something. It was never properly explained.
In Sonichu 10, Author Avatar Chris and Sonichu attack the 4-cent_garbage.com Tower with The Power of Rock which causes the building to collapse, killing 100 of its workers and injuring another 150. Chris-Chan's following dialogue makes it clear that he thinks they deserved it... for being trolls.
A guy accidentally calls Family Guy's Meg Griffin a man. Chris-Chan gets upset. The guy accidentally calls him a woman. He punches the man in the face.
Based on rather flimsy evidence, they linked Alec, Evan, Sean, and Mao to the murder of Simonla Rosechu. So what does Author Avatar Chris do? Have a show trial with an obviously biased judge, order the four to be executed and then kill them onscreen in the most brutal ways possible.
Dungeon Master: Magi-Chan has elements of this kind of character. Despite being near omniscient and very powerful, he usually does little more than teleport other characters where they need to go and serve as comic's resident Mr. Exposition.
Egopolis: CWCville, where everything is named after the mayor. The currency (C-Quarters and W-Quarters), the only known radio station, (KCWC) the soda brand. (CWC Cola) The mayor's birthday is celebrated as Christian Love Day.
Everything's Better with Rainbows: The rainbow formed from Sonichu's creation, which turned a Raichu into Rosechu and made eggs that would eventually hatch into the Chaotic Combo and Silvana.
Evil Is Petty: Mary Lee Walsh and the Jerkops have nothing better to do than keep Chris-Chan from getting a girlfriend.
Evil Twin: Played straight with Reldnahc Notsew Naitsirhc, who is the complete opposite of Chris-Chan, a member of Team Rocket who later came out of the closet, and later still was cured of homosexuality. Also, Black Sonichu (later renamed Blake, to avoid looking racist), who is to Sonichu what Shadow is to Sonic.
The Chaotic Combo were originally birthed by the rainbow created when Sonichu became a Sonic/Pikachu hybrid, in the late '90s, at the same time as Sonichu. Supposedly this created all the Sonichus at once, except then the writer started adding in more and more Sonichus, some of whom were said to be older than Sonichu or Rosechu. But after the author started drawing then in sex scenes, he had realized a bit late that the characters were underage. In response, he declared the eggs were sent back in time, making everyone 18 or older, and that others were hurled though time and space.
IKEA Erotica: Rosechu actually says "Insert Rod A into Slot B" before sex with Sonichu. It's intended to be erotic.
I Know Mortal Kombat: Jiggliami's manager, Blanca, who also plays "lead Guitar Hero" for her. It's not entirely clear whether she plays an actual guitar and plays Guitar Hero on the side for practice or if all she can play is Guitar Hero which makes it all the more difficult to believe she and Jiggliami are huge pop stars.
Kudzu Plot: Not a traditional example of this considering the story isn't really all that complex, the randomly shoehorned-in plot elements aren't all that good for the comic's flow. This was promptly fixed—by offing most of the cast.
Lampshade Hanging: Quoth Mary Lee Walsh, "Eh... first we've had the parodic transformations, now we actually have a Sailor Moon pretty girl sailor soldier? What a kooky world."
Lolicon: Zapina, who "just turned 14-years cute," wants to pose nude for women's rights just like all the other female characters, but in a bizarre inversion of There Should Be a Law, the "dumb laws" make it illegal—as Rosechu points out.
Nonhumans Lack Attributes: Subverted. Although some scenes portray the title character (and others) as featureless, the author goes out of his way in issue #8 to explain the anatomical details that conceal their genitalia and nipples.
Non Indicative Name: The Chaotic Combo does not produce chaos on a regular basis. Magi-chan is a psychic, not a mage. Bionic is not a cyborg, an android, or a robot. Collosal-chan is no bigger than Chris-Chan. Super Chris-chan Sonichu is just Chris-chan Sonichu with some wing hairclips on. We still have no idea what Merried Senior Comic is supposed to even mean.
Plot Hole: Chris-Chan eventually makes it "legal for all homosexuals to do as they please within the city", unaware that just a few pages before, he "cured" homosexuality.
Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The daughter of Wild and Simonla transformed from a Rosey into Sandy Rosechu and gained intellectual abilities of a fourth-grader in a mere week since her birth (just in time to contribute to the death sentence of four men).
The Power of Rock: Used to demolish the 4-Cent Garbage building by, believe it or not, using Guitar Hero/Rock Revolution instruments to sing a song about how much better Power Rangers used to be, sung to the tune of Cat Scratch Fever.
Punny Name: Chris-Chan is pronounced pretty much like Christian.
Put on a Bus: Several. Metal Sonichu is still up on the moon, waiting for his comeback; Sarah Hammer, aka Saramah Rosechu, disappeared from the comic after she married William Spicer. Crystal (the sister) was removed when she was trapped in the "dark mirror" by Mary Lee Walsh and Count Graduon. All the characters promised to go and rescue her, but the next comic was about them going on spring break and having lots of sex, and Crystal hadn't been mentioned again until Chris goes God-Mode Sue and ties up the loose ends as quickly as possible. Jiggliami and Blanca were shooed off the comic with a footnote explaining that Jiggliami went away and had a successful career. Chris-Chan himself was removed for a brief period of time after he was lost in the time void. Then he came back, and left again, explicitly announcing that he won't be back and is going to leave the story to its title character. He broke his promise on the very first page of Issue 10.
Put on a Bus to Hell/Bus Crash: Chris's "sweethearts" in the comic. Then he took out two of his enemy characters not through an honorable fight, but having them realize homosexuality is wrong, that Chris-Chan was right, and suddenly be content to commit suicide by jumping down their building's 72-story elevator shaft.
Real Life Writes the Plot: The biggest reason for Kudzu Plot. Issue #10 in particular exists in its current state due to a massive dose of this.
Retcon: Very common, ranging from the minor to the utterly drastic.
He even has a character named Merried Seinor Comic.
It is "last rites," NOT "last rights."
Satellite Love Interest: Rosechu. She pretty much only exists to show that Sonichu is STRAIGHT. Ivy O'Neil in the comics can be considered this too. She's told by God and Jesus that her true love is to be Chris himself once he escapes from the mirror, and she accepts this without question or protest. She's pretty much not characterised at all beyond that.
Stay in the Kitchen: Rosechu, strictly speaking, should be at least as powerful as Sonichu (in fact, she should actually be more powerful since she evolved from a Raichu), but her life revolves around shopping (and spending too much money when she does it), giving gifts to Sonichu, and getting kidnapped.
This Is a Drill: Simonla has a drill at the end of her tail and can turn her hand into drills.
Totally Radical: Much of the slang dates back to the 1990s, and can date as far back as the '80s.
Transformation Trinket: The Sonichu Medallion allows Chris-Chan to transform into his super-powered fursona. Then the creator Retconned that it was actually his high school ring that gave him his powers, thus creating a new MacGuffin for his fandom.
Troll: They're depicted in an uncomplimentary fashion.
Visual Pun: Internet trolls are represented as troll dolls.
Wall of Text: The most common form of dialogue. It gets so bad some pages◊ even have numbers telling the readers in what order to read the text in.
Wham Episode: The end of issue 10 has one of the most shocking twists in the comic.
Weaksauce Weakness: Anything remotely phallic besides his own "duck" makes Sonichu whimper, whine, and gag. Even pickles on a burger. On another note, touching the white mark on Chris-chan Sonichu's chest will make him revert to human form. This, however, has been used a grand total of two times, and he is always able to change back without problems, and has God-Mode Sue powers in either form.
Xanatos Roulette: The plan Sean, Evan, Alec and Mao hatch to kill Simonla Rosechu apparently hinges on Simonla going to the toilet in a cinema after the movie is over, going to one particular stall, not having anyone go to the toilet before her and not noticing a Voltorb (a large red and white orb with eyes) poorly hidden behind the toilet.
Year Inside, Hour Outside: Chris-Chan spent nine months trapped in the Time Void, but to him it felt closer to just one month.