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* SignatureScene: The Sonic vs Knuckles fight in Episode 5, thanks largely to it being a CallBack to similar fights that occurred in both ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' and ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. It's such an iconic moment for the entire series that, out of all the episodes, that was the one chosen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFvDJojoIWE for a major reanimation collaboration.]]

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* SignatureScene: The Sonic vs vs. Knuckles fight in Episode 5, thanks largely to it being a CallBack to similar fights that occurred in both ''VideoGame/Sonic3AndKnuckles'' and ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. It's such an iconic moment for the entire series that, out of all the episodes, that was the one chosen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFvDJojoIWE for a major reanimation collaboration.]]


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* SpoiledByTheFormat: At the end of Episode 50, Chuck gets a portal back to Sonic's world up and running, and one by one, his friends starts passing through it. But there are still two episodes to go, so it shouldn't be too much of a surprise when [[spoiler:Chris shuts down the portal to stop Sonic from leaving]].


** Eggman borders on this at times. Granted that he's a villain and his actions are evil, but all his hopes and dreams revolve around wanting to rule the entire world, and this nasty blue hedgehog just won't let him do it. It really does bring his speech to Chris in Episode 49 of the dub a more deeper meaning.

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** Eggman borders on this at times. Granted that he's a villain and his actions are evil, but all his hopes and dreams revolve around wanting to rule the entire world, and this nasty blue hedgehog just won't let him do it. It really does bring his speech to Chris in Episode 49 of the dub a more deeper meaning.


* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Chris is generally agreed to have improved as a character in the third season (though opinions on how much vary, see BaseBreakingCharacter above). Partly by giving him less screen time, and making the time he DID have on-screen actually productive, having become more mature and a GadgeteerGenius. It helps that he was mentally an adult by that point.


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** RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Chris is generally agreed to have improved as a character in the third season (though opinions on how much vary, see BaseBreakingCharacter above). Partly by giving him less screen time, and making the time he DID have on-screen actually productive, having become more mature and a GadgeteerGenius. It helps that he was mentally an adult by that point.


** The phrase "Gotta go fast!" from the English intro is used all the time, you have no IDEA.

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** The phrase "Gotta go fast!" from has become one of the English intro is used all biggest memes of the time, you have no IDEA.entire franchise, to the extent that it became an AscendedMeme in the [[Film/SonicTheHedgehog2020 Hollywood film adaptation]].


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** "I was just about to consume this delicious banana!"[[labelnote:Explanation]]A particularly Narmful line of Eggman's, made even worse by the extremely LimitedAnimation of him eating said banana. The entire scene is a staple of Youtube Poops.[[/labelnote]]


* CrazyAwesome: Knuckles when using the Shovel Claws.

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* ClicheStorm: Like ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', this anime follows the typical {{shonen}} anime tropes to a degree, particularly with how [[HairTriggerTemper Knuckles]] and [[{{tsundere}} Amy]] are portrayed, as well as the frequent MonsterOfTheWeek formula particularly in season 1.
* CrazyAwesome: Knuckles when using the Shovel Claws.


* ClicheStorm: Like ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', this anime follows the typical {{shonen}} anime tropes to a degree, particularly with how [[HairTriggerTemper Knuckles]] and [[{{tsundere}} Amy]] are portrayed, as well as the frequent MonsterOfTheWeek formula particularly in season 1.
* CrazyAwesome: Knuckles when using the Shovel Claws.

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* ClicheStorm: Like ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', this anime follows the typical {{shonen}} anime tropes to a degree, particularly with how [[HairTriggerTemper Knuckles]] and [[{{tsundere}} Amy]] are portrayed, as well as the frequent MonsterOfTheWeek formula particularly in season 1.
* CrazyAwesome: Knuckles when using the Shovel Claws.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: At the end of Episode 41, Eggman is fleeing after the failure of his Egg Moon plan when Sonic and friends suddenly confront him with... a ''Sonic X'' pop quiz?! It's hard to say what's weirder -- Sonic and friends choosing such a bizarre means of stopping him, or Eggman just blindly going along with it.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Chris is much, ''much'' more tolerable in the comics than he was in the anime. Not only is he used [[DemotedToExtra far more sparingly]], he acts more like a kid without being a brat, has some [[ActuallyPrettyFunny surprisingly decent jokes written]] involving him, and is far less possessive of Sonic than he is in the anime.


** In English, ''Sonic X'' was famously dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment who are infamous for their {{Bowdlerization}} of the properties they localized. In 2005, they made their official debut voicing in a ''Sonic'' game: ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', which had a rating of E10+ and featured the guns and swearing that [=4Kids=] were so afraid of showing. Bonus points for them censoring out Maria's DeathByOriginStory in ''X'', considering ''Shadow'' explores the titular character's past in more detail, meaning a flashback to Maria's death was all but guaranteed.

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** In English, ''Sonic X'' was famously dubbed by Creator/FourKidsEntertainment who are infamous for their {{Bowdlerization}} of the properties they localized. In 2005, they made their official debut voicing in a ''Sonic'' game: ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', which had a rating of E10+ and featured the guns and swearing that [=4Kids=] were so afraid of prohibited from showing. Bonus points for them censoring out Maria's DeathByOriginStory being censored in the dub of ''X'', considering ''Shadow'' explores the titular character's past in more detail, meaning a flashback to Maria's death was all but guaranteed.


** The criticism labeled against the show that Sonic himself OutOfFocus takes presedence in the source material. It's not so much Chris Thorndyke's fault Sonic is barely developed as a character, is more the case that in the ''Adventure'' games (and Sonic Team's usual treatment on him) he is a reactive hero [[StaticHero with a flat character arc]] and without much background that helps others change while he himself remains the same. If anything, the criticism of Chris overtaking the spotlight is a consequence of adapting the games [[PragmaticAdaptation as faithfully as they could.]]

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** The criticism labeled against the show that Sonic himself is OutOfFocus takes presedence already took place in the source material. It's not so much [[TheScapegoat Chris Thorndyke's Thorndyke's]] fault Sonic is barely developed as a character, it is more the case that in the ''Adventure'' games (and Sonic Team's usual treatment on him) he is a reactive hero [[StaticHero [[StaticCharacter with a flat character arc]] and without much background that helps others change [[CharacterDevelopment develop]] while he himself remains the same. If anything, the criticism of Chris overtaking the spotlight is a consequence of adapting the games [[PragmaticAdaptation as faithfully as they could.]]



* OneTruePairing: Tails/Cosmo slowly became this for the fandom.

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* OneTruePairing: Tails/Cosmo slowly became this for the fandom.



* TakeThatScrappy: Eggman delivers an ''awesome'' ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Chris in episode 49 - best in Japanese. He deliberately gets Chris to believe he has something to do with time being frozen, just to see what Chris would do, which turns out to be banging down his door demanding that he unfreeze time, thinking he did it just to blackmail Sonic into leaving Chris' world (nevermind the laundry list of other problems time being frozen might cause the planet, none of which seem to occur to Chris). Then after Eggman admits he lied to test Chris, Chris starts complaining about being lied to, and Eggman goes off about how Chris is so willing to scapegoat someone else (in this case Eggman, which makes sense since he is a huge liar who tricks everybody for his own evil schemes) just so he can find a reason to keep Sonic from leaving. Eggman also criticises Chris for just wanting to be with Sonic, stating that if that's all Chris cares about, then he'll always be small-time. Many Chris haters cheered at this verbal smackdown and it cannot be denied that this moment was one of Eggman's greatest [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Moments of Awesome in the entire series.]]

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* TakeThatScrappy: Eggman delivers an ''awesome'' ReasonYouSuckSpeech to Chris in episode 49 - best in Japanese. He deliberately gets Chris to believe he has something to do with time being frozen, just to see what Chris would do, which turns out to be banging down his door demanding that he unfreeze time, thinking he did it just to blackmail Sonic into leaving Chris' world (nevermind the laundry list of other problems time being frozen might cause the planet, none of which seem to occur to Chris). Then after Eggman admits he lied to test Chris, Chris starts complaining about being lied to, and Eggman goes off about how Chris is so willing to scapegoat someone else (in this case Eggman, which makes sense since he is a huge liar who tricks everybody for his own evil schemes) just so he can find a reason to keep Sonic from leaving. Eggman also criticises Chris for just wanting to be with Sonic, stating that if that's all Chris cares about, then he'll always be small-time. Many Chris haters cheered at this verbal smackdown and it cannot be denied that this moment was one of Eggman's greatest [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Moments of Awesome in the entire series.]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The reason why so many fans viewed Chris as unsympathetic is due to his LonelyRichKid status being painfully underdeveloped and barely having any focus, which made him come off as a InformedLoner due to him being around people all the time. The anime could have had a {{Flashback}} episode early in the series that expanded on Chris' life before he met Sonic, in which the episode would touch more upon his loneliness that is implied to be caused by his parents' absences and being stuck inside his huge mansion all the time are the sources to his loneliness in which makes his life boring. But unfortunately, the only thing that the anime offers to expand on his loneliness is just a minute long flashback at the beginning of Episode 51, which takes place after the two previous episodes of where the [[NotHelpingYourCase damage has already been done]] through Chris [[{{Wangst}} throwing a tantrum over saying goodbye to Sonic]] and him shutting down the portal to stop Sonic from returning home and nearly causing time to be destroyed in the process.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The reason why so many fans viewed Chris as unsympathetic is due to his LonelyRichKid status being painfully underdeveloped and barely having any focus, which made him come off as a InformedLoner due to him being around people all the time. The anime could have had a {{Flashback}} episode early in the series that expanded on Chris' life before he met Sonic, in which the episode would touch more upon his loneliness that is implied to be caused by his parents' absences and being stuck inside his huge mansion all the time are the sources to his loneliness in which makes his life boring. But unfortunately, the only thing that the anime offers to expand on his loneliness is just a minute long flashback at the beginning of Episode 51, which takes place after the two previous episodes of where the [[NotHelpingYourCase damage has already been done]] through Chris [[{{Wangst}} throwing a tantrum over saying goodbye to Sonic]] and him shutting down the portal to stop Sonic from returning home and nearly causing time to be destroyed in the process.


* OlderThanTheyThink: Some fans think that Maria having NIDS is a case of DisabledInTheAdaptation that was later [[CanonImmigrant added into the game canon]]. Maria's illness comes from the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] to ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''.

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Some fans think that Maria having NIDS is a case of DisabledInTheAdaptation that was later [[CanonImmigrant added into the game canon]]. Maria's illness comes from the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]] to ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''.''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''.
** The criticism labeled against the show that Sonic himself OutOfFocus takes presedence in the source material. It's not so much Chris Thorndyke's fault Sonic is barely developed as a character, is more the case that in the ''Adventure'' games (and Sonic Team's usual treatment on him) he is a reactive hero [[StaticHero with a flat character arc]] and without much background that helps others change while he himself remains the same. If anything, the criticism of Chris overtaking the spotlight is a consequence of adapting the games [[PragmaticAdaptation as faithfully as they could.]]


* LesYay: All the time between Topaz and Rouge - the crown jewel of the lot being the scene where Topaz buys her a diamond ring, with Topaz acting very awkwardly and Rouge, naturally, never dropping her overly husky voice. Among the many [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past radar-getting hijinks]] Rouge is involved with.

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* LesYay: All the time between Topaz and Rouge - the crown jewel of the lot being the scene where Topaz buys her a diamond ring, with Topaz acting very awkwardly and Rouge, naturally, never dropping her overly husky voice. Among the many [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar past radar-getting hijinks]] Rouge is involved with.

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* TheScrappy: Chris Thorndyke is '''hated''' by ''Sonic'' fans for being a one-man SpotlightStealingSquad in the first two seasons, as he intrudes on the roles of certain characters during arcs based on Sonic games that were moments that allowed the characters to show their HiddenDepths, and for constantly taking up most of the screen time in the episodes at the expense of Sonic and his friends despite him not being the titular character or having any traits to justify that amount. Fans also found Chris to be an unrelatable character given his wealthy life style and successful family members that pretty much contradict his AudienceSurrogate status, as well as his forced LonelyRichKid status that makes him look more like an InformedLoner. He also had criticism relating to his dependency on Sonic, which was unfortunately so bad to the point where [[NotHelpingYourCase he kept Sonic from returning home to stop their worlds from being frozen in time.]]


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Eggman's line about [[EvenEvilHasStandards how actually hurting people is taking things too far]] becomes this compared to the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogArchieComics former Archie Comics series,]] given that Eggman there is FauxAffablyEvil on a ''good'' day, and flatout livid with FantasticRacism and KickTheDog tendencies when he isn't an active ButtMonkey. There's also ''VideoGame/SonicForces'', in which he succeeds in taking over the world and seemingly is more than willing to kill any resistance judging by the destruction he's ramping up on a planetary scale instead of remaining to his isolated factories and bases and Sonic-focused world domination plots. And then there's the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogIDW comic series]] where Eggman, after recovering from amnesia, proceeds to infect the entire world with a robot virus that causes a ZombieApocalypse. Is it taking things too far ''now,'' Egghead?


* TheScrappy: Chris Thorndyke is '''hated''' by ''Sonic'' fans for being a one-man SpotlightStealingSquad in the first two seasons, as he intrudes on the roles of certain characters during arcs based on Sonic games that were moments that allowed the characters to show their HiddenDepths, and for constantly taking up most of the screen time in the episodes at the expense of Sonic and his friends despite him not being the titular character or having any traits to justify that amount. Fans also found Chris to be an unrelatable character given his wealthy life style and successful family members that pretty much contradict his AudienceSurrogate status, as well as his forced LonelyRichKid status that makes him look more like an InformedLoner. He also had criticism relating to his dependency on Sonic, which was unfortunately so bad to the point where [[NotHelpingYourCase he kept Sonic from returning home to stop their worlds from being frozen in time.]]



** Knuckles largely exists as a CommanderContrarian to the team that desires to take more desperate measures to get back home. While he has a bad attitude ([[GreenEyedMonster especially where Sonic is concerned]]) and some of his ethics like [[GullibleLemmings trusting Eggman over and over]] are genuinely short sighted, [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the team tend to demean him over any point he makes]] (a few of which are rather valid and likely would have led to less disastrous results if followed, though of course this is never called out). It doesn't help that most of the time he argues with them he is [[NobodyCallsMeChicken tricked]] or [[ButtMonkey bullied]] into following through rather than reasoned with in any way, despite the team endlessly pointing out how wrong it is when Eggman manipulates him in a similar manner.

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** Knuckles largely exists as a CommanderContrarian to the team that desires to take more desperate measures to get back home. While he has a bad attitude ([[GreenEyedMonster especially where Sonic is concerned]]) and some of his ethics like [[GullibleLemmings trusting Eggman over and over]] are genuinely short sighted, short-sighted, [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the team tend to demean him over any point he makes]] (a few of which are rather valid and likely would have led to less disastrous results if followed, though of course this is never called out). It doesn't help that most of the time he argues with them he is [[NobodyCallsMeChicken tricked]] or [[ButtMonkey bullied]] into following through rather than reasoned with in any way, despite the team endlessly pointing out how wrong it is when Eggman manipulates him in a similar manner.

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