Webcomic: Sonichu

"Go! Sonichu! Go out and zap to the extreme!"
Sonichu #0

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.

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Tropes present in Sonichu:

  • The Ace: Bionic is a particularly egregious example of this.
  • Age Cut: Done in the Spring Break issue to show that certain characters are of legal age to be true and honest couples.
  • All There in the Manual: Multiple cases, to the point where many of the villains are only properly described in the series' Universe Bible, affectionately dubbed the Cwcipedia.
  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Almost literally: Mid-panel, there will often be a cautionary message, like encouraging parents to pay attention to the age ratings on the games their kids play, or to plug LittleBigPlanet.
  • 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.
  • Art Evolution: Starting with issue 5, Christian begins using some vaguely animesque techniques on the characters, such as ^_^ expressions, sweat drops, and Cross-Popping Veins.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Black Sonichu Medallion worn by Reldnahc.
  • Artifact Title: Sonichu was originally about the adventures of the titular Electric Hedgehog Pokémon. Then the comic shifted focus to the misadventures of Chris-Chan.
  • As the Good Book Says/Broken Aesop: Rosechu uses Joseph’s story to remind Sonichu to show forgiveness to Jason Kendrick Howell. This is immediately thrown out the window when Jason beans Rosechu with a pickle and she responds by face raping him.
  • Author Avatar: Chris-Chan.
  • 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".
  • Bald of Evil: A fair few of the male villains.
  • Berserk Button: Rosechu and pickles, Sonichu being called a homo.
  • Better Than a Bare Bulb: Sonichu Lampshades the comic's major use of Wall of Text here
  • Bigger Is Better in Bed: The "Giant Penis Comic", which is Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Scarily, said penis has a 45-degree bend to it.
  • Big "NO!":Chris-Chan, when he learns that a date he was about to go on was just a setup.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Magi-Chan Sonichu enforces CWCville's anti-homosexuality and child abuse laws by spying telepathically on people having sex, on the off-chance that two men might be having sex at any time (which equates to a $500 fine or 50 hours of community service). This was eventually Ret-Conned.
  • Bland-Name Product: Rosechu uses a "Quadak"-brand digital camera in Sonichu 8.
  • Bouquet Toss: Sarah "Nicole" tosses her wedding bouquet to Chris-Chan at the end of Episode 12.
  • Celibate Hero: Magi-Chan, the most powerful Sonichu and the Only Sane Man, used to not seek romance. This soon changes—he's currently Silvana's boyfriend.
  • 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.
  • Chickification: Megagi La Skunk.
  • Compressed Hair: Mary Lee Walsh, on-and-off.
  • City of Adventure: CWCville is supposed to be like this, but the accidentally Orwellian overtones kinda wreck that portrayal.
  • Christmas Special
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Several characters are introduced, only to have little to no relevance later on.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: The heroes subject Sean, Evan, Mao and Alec to this in Sonichu 10. Then they kill them. Somehow, the reader is supposed to root for the torturers.
  • Combination Attack: Chrs-Chan Pure Pulse-Jolt Lance! So awesome and Animesque, it was misspelled twice.
  • Cosmic Keystone: The Sunstone. It gets forgotten the issue after it's introduced.
  • Cross-Popping Veins: In one picture of Reldnahc Notsew Naitsirhc.
  • Crossover: Of Sonic the Hedgehog and Pokémon, originally.
  • 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.
  • Darker and Edgier: Issue 10, which features Chris-Chan torturing four people to death in the most brutally inhumane ways- including snapping their bones, shooting them at point black range, electrocuting someone until they end up a burned husk, and forcing a girl with the emotional maturity of a fourth grader to drill someone to death.
  • Demoted to Extra: Sonichu himself takes a backseat to everyone else in the comic after issue #1.
  • Depending on the Artist: This series manages to be a single-artist version of this trope. We can prove it, too.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Silvana.
  • Deus ex Machina: Magi-chan is "psychic", which means that he can teleport anyone in and out of action and explain, out of the blue, what the heck the other characters are supposed to actually do in these stories. Psychic powers: the perfect putty to plug plot holes.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: Beel, ostensibly a Satan analogue, but also the peevish secretary of the 4-Cent Garbage HQ.
  • Disappeared Dad: Done retroactively for Wild in Sonichu #8.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • 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.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Crystal, Chris-Chan's sister.
  • Distress Ball: Rosechu carries this. A LOT.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Rosechu's heroic "face-rape" of Jason Kendrick Howell.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Ivy’s vision of becoming Chris-Chan’s girlfriend. Even better, God and Jesus back her up on it.
  • 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.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: The 4-Cent Garbage Headquarters, all 66+ 6 floors of it.
  • Expansion Pack Past:
    • 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.
    • Taken to extremes on the CWCipedia, which contains everything from the obvious long time ago (like Sonichu and Rosechu being married and having children) to the plot-relevant, none of which shows up in the comic.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Jason Kendrick Howell, who thus looks like Big Boss.
  • Fatal Flaw: Chris-chan just can't get the girl. And later on in the comic, he can't keep her.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Anytime anybody dies in the comic, their survivors take a panel or so to say "we've got to move on" and do just that.
  • For the Evulz: All of the villains have little motivation towards tormenting Chris-Chan "because." The closest thing to a given explanation is that they just don't want him to find love.
  • Freudian Excuse: Mary Lee Walsh (AKA Slawheel the Witch) hates love because she's a social outcast who isn't loved herself.
  • Frozen in Time: The popularity of franchises, aspects, popular music, fads and toys within the comics and the subject's life seems to be stuck perpetually in 1999.
  • Generation Xerox: Sandy Rosechu, Simonla Rosechu's daughter. Introduced as a way of keeping Simonla after killing her off.
  • Godwin's Law: Beel, a secretary for 4-cent garbage, was revealed to be an assistant for Hitler and is condemned to being a troll for all eternity.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Jiggliami's song "War of Love" (a ripoff of "Love is War" by Miku Hatsune) in Episode 18.
  • Groin Attack: Called 'Kicking them in the Sourdough Area'. Performed unto a Jerkop in Subepisode 1, and recommended by Chris-Chan as the ideal form of self-defense against both regular and King Mook king-sized Jerkops in Sub-Episode 6.
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?
  • Hermaphrodite: Silvana. And before you ask, yes, Rule 34 art of Silvana exists.
  • Idol Singer: Jiggliami.
  • 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.
  • I'm Having Soul Pains: Literally, in the case of a Jerkop in Sub-Episode 1.
  • Informed Ability: Punchy is apparently a master of "NonSequitur random-access humor," but never used it in the comic.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Kel calls Rosechu "as beautiful as a rose".
  • Informed Attribute: The ladies are Satellite Characters for their Spear Counterparts and play up rather outdated female archetypes. While they have personalities (as per the Universe Bible) they're never really touched upon.
  • In the Hood: Jason Kendrick Howell conceals his Eyepatch of Power with a voluminous cloak.
  • In the Name of the Moon: Chris-Chan and Crystal often announce their status as warriors of love and honesty, while Sailor Megtune is fond of these speeches as well.
  • Invincible Hero: The main cast. This is slowly but surely turned Up to Eleven.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Author Avatar Christian's signature attack "Curse-ye-ha-me-ha"
  • Kangaroo Court: The trial held for Sean, Alec, Simon and Mao in the Sonichu 10 finale, complete with a clearly biased judge, a prosecutor who drags up completely unrelated issues to the trial and forced self-representation.
  • 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."
  • Legion of Doom: In issue 7, almost all the previous villains team up and try to take over CWCville.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters
  • 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.
  • Love at First Sight All the romantic pairings in the comic.
  • MacGuffin: The seven Sonichu Balls. They make God Mode Sues even more Godlike.
  • A Man Is Not a Virgin: The goal of Chris-Chan's "Love Quest”. He finally succeeds in Issue 10.
  • The Mayor Who Doesn't Do Anything: Despite being CWCville's mayor, Chris-Chan does very little work in comparison to his secretary, former film star Allison Amber
  • Medium Blending: Several comics feature stills of Creator Cameo Chris in place of the drawn version interacting with drawn characters.
  • Mood Whiplash: The characters have an uncanny ability to completely forget that something absolutely awesome or something devastatingly tragic happened.
  • Most Common Super Power: Mary Lee Walsh.
  • My Girl Is a Slut: Much of the female cast.
  • 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.
  • Not Right in the Bed: This is how Bubbles Rosechu discovers her lover is really resident shapeshifting Hermaphrodite Silvana. They never really got around to the sex.
  • Number of the Beast: The 4-Cent Garbage Headquarters is "66+ 6" stories tall.
  • Off Model: Despite being one of the few cases where there isn’t a uniform model to begin with, seeing the characters randomly change size or even shape in the same page is very disorienting.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Sonichu saves Slaweel Ryam's life in episode 20 because "the final blow belongs to Christian." Chris-Chan returned the next issue, had a heart-to-heart talk with Slaweel, learned about her Freudian Excuse, declared he'll never forgive her anyway and beat her up, paralyzing her in the process.
  • Only Sane Man: Perhaps unintentionally, Magi-Chan.
  • Orphaned Series: If not one already, then at least speedily headed that way.
  • Pair the Spares: Common.
  • Pals with Jesus: Both God and Jesus (aka GodJesus) have appeared in-comic to congratulate Ivy on being Chris' future mate.
  • Panty Shot: Later episodes have a lot of shots of Rosechu's panties.
  • Pokémon Confusion: Your average CWCville Pokémon has about a 50/50 chance of being either a regular Pokémon or a humanoid Poké-person with clothes and Non-Mammal Mammaries.
  • 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).
  • Potty Failure: Happens to Reldnahc once.
  • 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.
  • Product Placement: Both real and fictional.
  • Psychic Powers: Magi-Chan, complete with Pstandard Psychic Pstance.
  • 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.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin and Wanton Cruelty to the Common Comma: A recurring problem in Sonichu.
    • 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.
  • Screw Learning, I Have Phlebotinum!: Somehow, getting smacked with a powered-up hedgehog or a rainbow instantly gives wild rodents the ability to talk and reason like humans.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Reldnahc Notsew Naitsirhc.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Count Graduon, the oddly named evil spirit defeated long ago by the Cherokee and Wasabi tribes.
  • Secret Relationship: Bubbles and Blake keep their relationship a secret because... well, it's never really stated.
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: A recurring theme.
  • Shock and Awe: Sonichu, like most Electric Hedgehog Pokémon, is ostensibly a lightning user. Oddly, even though most of the characters are described as "Electric Hedgehog Pokémon," Sonichu is the only one who uses electric powers with any kind of regularity, because they either have secondary typing that they focus on (the Chaotic Combo) or aren't Electric-type at all. (Jamsta, Lolisa and Simonla). It still doesn't explain why the pure Normal-type Jamsta and Lolisa or the Ground/Bug-type Simonla are still classified as Electric Hedgehog Pokémon.
  • Shout-Out: There are several intended shoutouts throughout the series, but they all come off as ripoffs.
  • Show, Don't Tell: An element not present in Sonichu.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: Sonichu and Rosechu. To a lesser extent, the other couples count too.
  • Sissy Villain: Reldnahc Notsew Naitsirhc. Because he's gay, after all.
  • Species Surname: Most Sonichus and Rosechus.
  • Status Quo Is God
  • 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.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: In Issue 9, PandaHalo was burned alive and Ivy was strangled by elevator wire.
  • Stylistic Suck: The Take That goven towards Asperchu.
  • Super Empowering: Chris can give people, like his dog, superpowers.
  • Super Mode: Ultra Sonichu, based on Super Sonic. Colossal Chan, based on the Super Saiyan 4 transformation.
  • Surfer Dude: Jamsta Sonichu is supposed to fill this role (see note on Totally Radical below).
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Sandy to Simonla.
  • 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.
  • Trope Overdosed
  • Tsundere: Bubbles, as per the Universe Bible.
  • Ultimate Evil: Count Graduon.
  • Unsound Effect: *teleports in* among many others. They're all mostly based on Pokémon moves since 99% of the characters are Pokémon.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Jason Kendrick Howell throws a pickle at Rosechu, she snaps, strips naked, and claws the shit out of his head while face-raping him.
  • Unusual Euphemism: "Raincoat", "Pickle", and "China", among others.
  • Vanity License Plate: Chris-Chan has one. It reads "SONICHU."
  • Villain Decay: Blake goes from being a Shadow ripoff to a generic Stu in the middle of an episode. Then, he hooks up with Bubbles and becomes a Satellite Character to a Satellite Character before being almost entirely written out.
  • 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.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Metal Sonichu.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Mary Lee Walsh. Even after her Freudian Excuse (having never been loved herself) is revealed to her adversary, he still beats her into a state of paralysis.
  • Word Salad Humor: Known as Random-Access Humor.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: The reason why Sonichu exists in the first place.
  • 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.