These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
The Woobie: Sonic, Silver, and Shadow. In the author's words, "It's a pretty well-established trend in this comic that I show my feelings of admiration through doing horrible, horrible things to the characters I like".