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    Knothole Freedom Fighters

The defenders of Mobius who oppose the tyrannical rule of Dr. Eggman. Originally stationed in Knothole, the team waged war against the doctor to reclaim the kingdom's throne. Eventually they succeeded and Sally's father was recommissioned as King. In the Post-Reboot world, they eventually created a new mobile airbase named the Sky Patrol (A direct reference to one of the series` Gaiden Games, Tails: Sky Patrol) to better aid the world wherever they need it.

Tropes associated with the entire Team

  • Badass Crew: Oh so very much. They were able save entire planets through their teamwork.
  • Character-Magnetic Team: They also have many different factions around the world due to their effots.
  • La Résistance: Started off as a small ban of rebels fighting against Eggman's tyranny, now they defend the entire world from his influence.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Let's see, an arrogant speedster, a princess, a young prodigy, a coward, a cyborg, and a weapons expert and the only thing they had in common was their desire to protect their home. And that's not even counting the later additions to the team.
  • Signature Team Transport: Post-reboot, the Sky Patrol counts. It looks like a giant bumper seen in most of the series` games.
  • Teenage Mutant Samurai Wombats: Well, they sort of count. The whole "Teenage Superhero Animals" part anyway.
  • The Team:
    • The Leader/Rebellious Princess: Sally, the original founder and the one who directs the other members on their tasks.
    • The Lancer/The Ace/The Hero: Sonic. He's still the main character of the series, but prefers to be out on the field in the thick of the battle and also get under Sally's skin occasionally with his attitude. He's also the team's best warrior.
    • The Smart Guy/Child Prodigy: Tails. Originally was just the Tagalong Kid with no combat prowess, but grew into a capable asset of the team. He's also Sonic's Kid Sidekick whenever they're on a mission together.
    • The Chick/Tsundere: Amy. She's very eager to hit things with her hammer, but she's also compassionate and always tries to understand someone if they need help.
    • Genius Bruiser: Rotor. Secondary Smart Guy along with Tails, but is much more physically capable after the Reboot. And his tech skills are generally in weaponry.
    • Badass Normal: Antoine. No special superpowers or physical enhancements, he's just a really good swordsman.
    • Cyborg/The Big Girl: Bunnie. Probably the strongest of the team thanks to her enhancements.
    • Mission Control: Nicole. Being a program, she can communicate and direct the crew from time to time, but mostly stays inside Sally's handheld.
    • Gentle Giant/Sixth Ranger: Big. A very recent addition after helping Sonic & Tails, and one of most docile members.
    • Tagalong Kid: Cream. She's by far the youngest and least combat orientated member, but determined to defend her home.
    • Team Pet: T-Pup and Cheese
  • True Companions: Have been together for years and been though heck and back and still made it out friends.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Averted in opposite directions. For Sonic characters drawn from the Saturday morning cartoons (Rotor/Boomer, Antoine, Bunnie, and maybe Dulcy?) relationships are possible with the Bunnie/Antoine pairing being the most obvious; these are all (or have potential to be) in the 'yes' direction. For core Sega properties (Sonic, Tails, Amy), these are all in the 'no' direction because Sega doesn't like the idea and has panned any possibility of Shipping.
    • Sally is in the interesting position of potentially being put into a relationship if Ian or any other writer saw fit - except with Sonic. Like it or not, this completely sinks the S.S. "Sonally" (but let's be honest - that won't stop the Fanfiction).

    Sonic the Hedgehog
Click here to see him as Super Sonic 

Billed as "the Hero of Mobius," this version of Sonic is still brash, irreverent, and cocky, but also has heroing as a full-time job that he couldn't quit if he wanted to (not that he does). Robotnik's coup against the government happened when Sonic was five years old, and for the ~10 years of Comic-Book Time since he's spent the majority of his energy enthusiastically opposing him. Though not the tactical leader of the Freedom Fighters, he is certainly their most iconic member, and one of their greatest assets against Robotnik. Sonic's ego, though undeniable, is braced somewhat by the spirit of teamwork and a genuinely selfless impulse, against a backdrop of sobering losses to a tyrant who has wreaked havoc amongst the lives of Sonic and his friends and family. Thus at his worst Sonic is occasionally thoughtless or insensitive, but generally friendly and easygoing, quick to forgive and loyal to a fault.

While some of the events have changed Post-Genesis Wave, not much as really changed about his history save for the fact he's now parent-less (due to the lawsuit as his parents were a Pender's creation).

  • Angst? What Angst?: In universe, Sonic's more likely to smile and crack a few jokes than wallow in depression. Though it takes a ton to make Sonic sad and down.
  • Anti-Hero: Like other portrayals, but the comics tend to emphasize his flaws a bit more without making him an out-and-out Jerk Ass.
  • Balloon Belly: In the chapter The Return of Uncle Chuck.
  • Battle Couple: With Sally prior to the reboot.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: When pushed to his limits, will break limits. And walls. With your face, as Silver will attest to.
  • Big Brother Instinct/Big Brother Mentor: Usually towards Tails, though he sometimes passes it off to younger heroes.
  • Big Eater: Sometimes justified as a side-effect of how much energy his Super Speed antics burn up, but even so, Sonic can really pack away a lot of food without gaining weight.
  • Blood Knight: He's not murderous and is nowhere near the psychopathic extreme that defines this trope, but certain stories have shown that Sonic enjoys fighting Robotnik and the rest of his various Rogues Gallery a bit too much.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Twice. The first time involved amnesia, and the second was when he was Roboticized into Mecha Sonic. Note that the latter involved him Fighting from the Inside.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: He'll banter or even flirt in the middle of a fight. One example was his cracking jokes while being controlled by Eggman in the first Free Comic Book Day issue.
  • Catchphrase: "Let's do it to it!"
  • Chick Magnet: Sally, Fiona, Amy, Mina; it seems that most girls are in love with him at one point or another. And unlike his games counterpart, he definitely doesn't try to avoid it.
  • Child Soldier: He's been fighting Robotnik since he was a kid, all the while avoiding most of the Angst that comes with this trope.
  • Composite Character: Of Sonic's myriad incarnations. He's got a bit of the adventure loving hero from the games and Sonic X, while also retaining some of his 90's-era attitude from his American portrayals, along with a sprinkling of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog's comedic trickster.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Takes this trait from the games and amps it Up to Eleven.
  • Demoted To Supporting Character: For a whilenote , it seemed like other characters like Knuckles were more important to the world of the comic than he was.
  • Determinator: No matter the odds or how bleak it looks, Sonic never gives up, and this inexhaustible determination is one of his strongest character traits.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He occasionally runs into this, where despite his numerous acts of heroism, King Charles and Geoffrey St. John treat him with no respect and have no interest sending him out on missions, despite that he has list of heroic acts that would take too long to list.
  • Easily Condemned: Sonic has been framed more than once for turning on the Freedom Fighters, with usually all but a token handful (usually Tails or Uncle Chuck) being perfectly convinced he has betrayed them. While some of these schemes are very elaborate, you'd think the others would be aware of what deception Robotnik is capable of by now (especially since it's happened to them before too).
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Some aspects of Sonic's character from the earlier stories seem jarring when compared to elements that have become generally accepted aspects of his character. Such as his lack of hydrophobia, which has since been incorporated into more recent stories.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Maurice... though not any more. An issue revealed it, and Ken Penders had intended to give him the first name of Olgilvie, but it was never revealed in the comic. Current writer Ian Flynn has refused to acknowledge the canonicity of said name, but went so far as to explicitly retcon it in a later Data File.
  • The Good Guys Always Win: According to Mammoth Mogul and Eggman, Sonic's long-term exposure to Chaos Energy has essentially made him an Anthropomorphic Personification of Chaos; thus, no matter what plans the various villains try, Sonic will always find a way to win.
    • A meta example also, since alleged mandates in the comic insist Sonic can't suffer a full loss against the villains (at least not without it being reversed by the end of it's respective story). Many of his victories however have been very bittersweet.
  • Heroic Willpower: Sonic's willpower is practically his secondary super-power, after his trademark Super Speed.
  • Hidden Depths: Sometimes shows his sensitivity to his closest friends in rare situations where he isn't on bravado frat boy mode.
  • Intangible Man: This version has the ability to vibrate his molecules to pass through objects a la The Flash.
  • Invincible Hero: Definitely averted. The best example is during the events of Sonic #175, where Eggman manages to hand him his prickly behind. What happened later, however....
  • Leeroy Jenkins: One of Sonic's biggest flaws is a tendency to let his impatience get the best of him, leading to him rushing headlong into danger.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: It's very rare, but there are times when he drops the corny jokes and carefree demeanor, and focuses on taking out the threat at hand.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Sometimes shows psychological dependency on Sally, who constantly watches over his abrasive and reckless attributes (and, y'know, he has a crush on her). Writers also have a fondness for letting horrible things happen to Sally in particular, in which cases Sonic's laid back demeanor very quickly cracks.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Occasionally, he will stumble into this role.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Very much Made of Iron and one of the strongest and the fastest in Mobius, in contrast to his Fragile Speedster games incarnation.
  • Made of Iron: Sonic's taken a lot of punishment over the years, but even after being beat down, he'll get right up and come back for more.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Sonic was prone to this in some of the earlier days of the comic, and it kept creeping in and out over the years. The most egregious example comes from the myriad ways the writers have abused his "Figure-8 Super Peel Out." He also fits trope due to his sizable amount of Super Forms (see below).
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He convinced EVE to overcome her limitations, the latter heading into space. When they met again later, EVE revealed that she had destroyed numerous inhabited worlds across the galaxy. In fairness, EVE was going to kill Sonic until he convinced her otherwise, and EVE's rampage started in self-defense, before going into Well-Intentioned Extremist territory. That and after Sonic made her realize the error of her ways, EVE gave Sonic one final bit of help before flying into a star.
  • Not So Different: From characters like Knuckles, in that his own background is less than straightforward. The difference is that Sonic tends to take it all in stride.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After dealing with Silver's Windmill Crusade escapades at a very difficult time for the Freedom Fighter group, Sonic hits Rage Breaking Point and violently warns him to stay the hell away from them. This proved not to be an isolated outburst either, when Silver later appears to make amends, a disgusted Sonic still threatens him until the others convince him to listen. Given this is the guy who was laid back enough to reevaluate his grudges against Eggman, it's telling Sonic does not take idle accusations towards his friends well.
  • Parental Abandonment: Sonic basically grew up without parental influence. Eventually, the Mobians turned into robots were freed of Robotnik's influence, and later most of them (saving Sonic's dad) were turned flesh again as well, and so he has since reunited with them, but the lack of supervision during his formative years causes Sonic's father some angst.
  • The Power of Friendship: Sonic believes in it.
  • Rage Breaking Point: By issue 235, Sonic has put up with a lot of crap, including Sally being roboticized and Antoine having been rendered comatose after saving Elias and the Acorns from Metal Sonic. When Silver shows up from the future, this time believing that Antoine himself is the traitor to the Freedom Fighters after already having falsely accused Rotor and Sonic himself, Sonic smashes through the wall of his house and literally drags Silver to the hospital to show him Antoine, proving that Silver's accusations are once again wrong. They then subsequently find a note from Bunnie stating that she had left to "make things right", upon which Silver begins to accuse Bunnie of being the traitor solely on the evidence that she left without telling anyone; Sonic finally blows his stack and gives Silver a major "The Reason You Suck" Speech, declaring that there is no traitor, that he believes in his friends, and they're all much better heroes than a "flake" like Silver could ever hope to be, before ordering him to just Get Out!.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Sonic manages to combine this trope with deadpan snarking and Casual Danger Dialogue to great effect.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Tended to do this when butting heads with Sally's father, and now more often thanks to the formation of the Council of Acorn.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Issue 50 revealed his dad and uncle brought Julian Kintobor to King Max in the first place. That and they chased down a young Regina (the Iron Queen) sometime prior.
  • Spanner in the Works: Commented on in-universe: Mammoth Mogul has realized that for whatever reason, he can't beat Sonic, so he'll stay out of the way until Sonic dies. Eggman worked himself out of his insanity once he realized this, likening it to an unpredictable element in any experiment. He's rationalized that Sonic has become an element of chaos because of all the chaos energy he's been exposed to over the years.
  • Super Form: There's the usual Super Sonic, but the comic has added a few others to the mix:
    • Ultra Sonic: Attained by absorbing a large number of Power Rings, giving him Elemental Powers and a couple other Stock Superpowers. He also has the ability to transform into the following terrain based variants:note 
      • Solar Sonic
      • Polar Sonic
      • Eco Sonic
      • All five of these forms were seen when Sonic was using a single Super Emerald, a reference to Hyper Sonic from Sonic 3 & Knuckles. This would suggest Sonic could obtain that form as well, except it would be far stronger than anything we've seen.note 
  • Super Speed: He's not called Sonic for nothing. He can run faster than the speed of sound. He can run even faster by performing a figure-8 technique with his legs. He can also use his body and quills like a buzzsaw.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: When Eggman has a full-on nervous breakdown after Sonic defeats him in Issue 200, Sonic is at first bewildered by his old arch-nemesis' reaction, which quickly turns into outright concern when it becomes increasingly clear to him that Eggman just simply won't bounce back from this defeat as he usually does. In the aftermath, Sonic finds that he cannot help but feel sorry for Eggman when looking at the gibbering, crazy shadow of his former self he has been reduced to, and he realizes that he is actually feeling somewhat guilty for putting Eggman in that state.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Definitely not a total jerk, but his tendency to let his ego rage out of control and insensitive behavior is called out more often than some of his other portrayals, where they're usually brushed off or accepted. Furthermore, he's able to work past and make up for them with surprising sensitivity.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chili dogs. Along wth SatAm, one of the first versions to emphasize it.
  • Translator Microbes: Due to some adventures in space and acquiring a translator device, Sonic is able to understand all languages. Even his dog's.
  • Unfortunate Names: At one point, his name was considered to be Olgilvie Maurice Takeshi Hedgehog.
  • Vague Age: Averted at first but later played straight. Sonic celebrates a birthday at one point relatively early in the series, where he is explicitly said to be 16. Later comics, however, has quietly done away with this by also showing Sonic occasionally celebrating his birthday, but have himself and his friends attending the party be deliberately vague about his age. Sonic even makes a pointed comment about this, by asking his friends just to think of him as being in his teens "forever".
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives a scathing one to Silver in issue 235. First, when Silver appears and declares that Antoine is the traitor that will destroy the Freedom Fighters, Sonic smashes through his house's wall and literally drags Silver to the hospital to show him the comatose Antoine and to explain that Antoine had previously pulled off a Heroic Sacrifice to save the Acorn family and thus couldn't possibly be the traitor. It continues once they subsequently discover a note from Bunnie explaining that she had left to "make things right," and Silver quickly declares that Bunnie is the traitor based on the fact that she left without telling anyone; at this point, Sonic has finally had enough of Silver's Inspector Javert tendencies and snaps, furiously telling Silver that there is no traitor, that he trusts his friends, and that they're all bigger heroes than a "flake" like Silver could ever hope to be before ordering Silver to go home. When Silver tells him that he's Trapped in the Past, Sonic flat-out tells him to just go away.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Though it hasn't been entirely consistent, he generally has an aversion to water. As you can imagine, he's not exactly thrilled when in one of the newer Post-Genesis Wave arcs he has to visit an underwater city.
  • Unwilling Roboticization: In "Mecha Madness", where he was roboticised and turned against his friends. Then again, years later, by the BEM, though he retained his free will this time. As Mecha Sonic, the following tropes apply:
    • Arm Cannons: He has palm-based energy blasters in Mecha Sonic form.
    • Eye Beams: He can also shoot lasers out of his eyes in Mecha Sonic form.
    • Flight: The jet engines that allow Mecha Sonic to move at Super Speed can also propel him clean off of the ground, allowing him to fly.
    • Shock and Awe: In a pinch, Mecha Sonic can discharge high-voltage electricity through his metallic skin.
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: Due to being tossed to the other edge of the universe and the whole relativity thing, the trip home, which had been a relatively short period of time for him, amounted to a year for his friends back on Mobius. This also makes him physically younger than the other Freedom Fighters his age.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: He's a pretty chill guy, even in the most extreme of situations. But if you genuinely piss him off, he can be very intimidating. For example in the previous universe, the Battle Bird Armada practically nuked New Mobotropolis trying to find the Babylon Gardens underneath it. When Sonic found out the Babylon Rouges were partially at fault and had no shred of empathy for the citizens. He was more than itching to lay the hurt on them. Circumstances prevented him from doing so but he did keep them from getting what they wanted, ending with this threat toward the trio.
    Sonic: My friends and family better be alright. Because if they aren't, you better pray you're faster than me!

    Miles "Tails" Prower

Sonic's best friend and sometimes-sidekick, Tails' earliest characterization suffered somewhat for being "the little kid who hero-worships Sonic and resents the other Freedom Fighters for babying him," and generally treated as more of an innocent in need of protection than an active asset to the team. Tails' first strike out at adventure on his own (where he met Fiona) was a rebellion in this spirit. Later issues worked to correct this by steadily upping his apparent maturity and skill with mechanics (which had the somewhat unintended consequence of rendering Rotor and Uncle Chuck redundant). Tails in the comics has also carried around the rather ambiguously defined title of "The Chosen One," for a destiny he may or may not have fulfilled by this point. Least pre-Genesis Wave, Post-Wave seems have done away with this (as well as his parents who were Penders creations) though he's still one of the main tech-heads of the Freedom Fighters.

Generally sweet and unassuming, Tails retains a good relationship with the other Freedom Fighters, who are still somewhat inclined to be protective of him — which he is more embarrassed than angered by, these days.

  • Age Lift: Tails starts out as ten and turns eleven later on. Tails in the games, however, is only eight years old.
  • Badass Bookworm: Not only is he as smart as his Sonic X counterpart, but in some more recent issues, he's put up awesome fights against the likes of Monkey Kahn and even Sonic himself.
    • This is especially true post-SGW, as Tails now has all of his SEGA counterpart's skills and powers, being the only Alternate Continuity version of Tails to do so.
  • Berserk Button: Slightly, mentioning his old days starting out as a Freedom Fighter. He knows he wasn't quite ready at the time but he doesn't like being reminded of it (When Antonine innocently mentions it in one Sonic Universe issue, Tails has to restrain himself from shouting at him). Also still being called a kid, as his evil alternate counterpart, Miles, loves to do.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tails' wrath is hard to incur, but even Sonic himself isn't safe from it when it does come out.
  • Characterization Marches On: Thankfully. He went from annoying tag a long kid who disliked being in Sonics shadow. And did stupid things to get out of nearly being robotocized for his efforts. To the two tailed fox we all know and love.
  • Cheerful Child: Constantly displayed as happy and excited.
  • Child Prodigy: He has a knack for inventions like Rotor.
  • The Chosen One: Of a prophecy that was either fulfilled by his battle with Mogul (which we don't talk about), his merging of the Void with the Zone of Silence and moving all the Chaos Emeralds in the universe there (resulting in creating the Special Zone), or some as-of-yet unrevealed destiny.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Although he had a number of major victories or assists against Dr. Robotnik, his friends kept treating him as a ten-year-old. It wasn't until he defeated Crocbot that they made him a major member.
  • Flight: He uses his tails to fly by twirling them like helicopter blades.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Not shown as often as in other continuities, though.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Post-reboot, Tails has all the abilities of his SEGA counterpart, making him this.
  • The Linus: While highly intelligent, his childlike perceptive shows up several times, especially in early stories.
  • Parental Abandonment: Par for the course among the Freedom Fighters, although Tails' parents weren't just turned into robots — they were abducted by aliens. He's since reunited with them.
  • Punny Name: Miles Tails Prower.
  • The Resenter: While Sonic was with Fiona.
  • Sore Loser: He didn't take losing to Honey well to say the least. It took him the entire arc to get over it, since he at least managed to stop Metal Sonic and claim the Chaos Emerald for the group.
  • Undying Loyalty: Tails has had a serious fallout with Sonic only once. Otherwise he has sticked by his side even times other allies have doubted him. Whenever Sonic has been Easily Condemned he is also usually among the few to always believe his innocence.
  • Yandere: Then he finally lost it when Sonic untimely snarked and offended his family. Thankfully, he easily forgives him when they talked it out about the girl.

    Princess Sally Acorn
Click here to see her as Mecha Sally 

Daughter of the deposed king Maximillian Acorn, Princess Sally led the Freedom Fighters through their time of exile after the coup and saw her father, and subsequently her brother, re-ascend the throne after Robotnik's demise. For quite some time she was Heir Presumptive, and retired from field duties, but she has since reassumed her post after Elias was crowned instead. Sally was roboticized and transformed into "Mecha Sally", who was then weaponized and turned against her friends by Eggman.

Following the reboot, She was never altered and is still an active member of the Freedom Fighters, though what she does remember of her tenure as Mecha Sally haunts her greatly. Most of her origin story is still intact save for her mother and brother, the former who died and the latter who no longer exists.

Sally is intelligent, pragmatic, and patient, often serving as a foil to Sonic, and has had an on-and-off relationship with him. While she's generally level-headed, she can be as impetuous and stubborn as Sonic at times.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Unlike most female Sonic characters, Sally used to wear nothing but an open vest and boots — an amount of clothing usually limited to males — long before the reboot. She now wears a full outfit consisting of a black undershirt and blue shorts in addition to the classic blue [now closed] vest and boots.
  • Ascended Extra: She was based on one of the animals (Ricky the squirrel) that were freed from the badniks in the original game.
  • The Atoner: Showed signs of this once her memories of the old timeline, including her tenure as Mecha Sally, but Nicole snapped her out of this.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her redesign. Emphasized at one point when she discards her jacket. Bare-midriff brawler who is part of a group of freedom-fighters? She's basically Tifa as a redheaded chipmunk.
  • Berserk Button: While more controlled than Sonic's case, someone speaking poorly of NICOLE or even doubting her importance as a living being can earn a very pointed ire from Sally.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The reboot gave her a pair of bracelets that can manifest blades similar to those she had as Mecha Sally. They were sent to her by Dr. Ellidy, Nicole's creator.
  • Breakout Character: Had more of a supporting role in early Archie. Arguably as prominent a character as Sonic himself later on. This is even more evident counting her earlier background as a minor captive in the games.
  • Break the Cutie/Kill the Cutie: Over and over again.
  • Battle Couple: With Sonic before the reboot.
  • Characterization Marches On: Similar to her animated counterpart, Sally was initially developed more as a hypocritical equal to Sonic, and could frequently act rather egotistical, moody and bossy. As the series took a more serious turn, Sally mellowed out greatly, to the point of being the most consistently mature and serious minded Freedom Fighter of the main team.
    • Throughout Ian Flynn's tenure, Sally has also become less acerbic and cautious, gaining Sonic's penchant for acting on impulse and emotion. This has become even more apparent post reboot.
  • Chickification: The latter Bollers/Penders era saw her increasingly falling victim to this, as she went from being a Frontline General Action Girl to often playing a more passive role and being relegated to the sidelines.
  • The Comically Serious: Often when paired against Sonic, though she is often more jovial than most examples.
  • Compressed Vice: Writers have frequently tried to make Sally more flawed in reply to complaints of her Positive Discrimination. A lot of her shortcomings however tend not to stick or conflict with her more constant personality. Her occasional bouts of recklessness (something she usually foils Sonic over) is a glaring example.
  • Control Freak: Had shades of this in the earlier more comical issues, usually butting heads with the reckless and free spirited Sonic as a result. This was diluted as the stories matured, the rare occasion she delves back in this trope are more Played for Drama. Somewhat justified due to the comic's increasing Cerebus Syndrome, with the increased sense of threat and vulnerability within the Freedom Fighters making it harder to portray Sally as a comically persnickety character and anything less than perfectly justified in not wanting to take unnecessary risks.
  • Cool Big Sis: She's developing into this towards Cream showing that, while she knows Cream wants to help out, she knows she's not ready to handle things.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When not trying to be polite, Sally can be very sarcastic, using verbally cutting remarks to express her irritation.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father was cast into the Void ten years ago when Robotnik took over Mobotropolis.
  • Distressed Damsel: Like Amy, she is still a pivotal hero, but also one of the villains' favorite hostage choices.
  • The Everygirl: Borderline example, despite her role as Princess, Sally is arguably the nearest to "normal" in terms of personality compared to most of her wackier comrades (her earlier depictions are slightly more pompous and clownish in their own right however).
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: She's always clung to the title of Princess, despite being the sole remaining Monarch of Mobius known to be alive for an extended period of time.
  • Fiery Redhead: Technically, she has brown hair, but its reddish tinge and her own fiery temper fit the stereotype.
  • Foil: Largely to Sonic, her cautious and uptight personality contrasting Sonic's brash and reckless persona. Both share a similar arrogance and ego that only fuels their bickering more.
  • Furry Female Mane: As the most prominent female character in the Freedom Fighters team, she sports a distinctive hairstyle to help emphasize that she's female.
  • Grumpy Bear: In earlier points of the comics at least. While still often enthusiastic, Sally was often the most sardonic and irritable of the main Freedom Fighters. Snarking aside, this is far less prominent in later issues.
  • Hartman Hips: Seeing as she's both Ms. Fanservice and Team Mom, this is kind of inevitable.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers one when she learns of her actions as Mecha Sally in the post-Super Genesis Wave world. It takes NICOLE and Cream to snap her out of it when they go save citizens in Station Square.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Causing herself to get roboticized to prevent Eggman from doing it to the entire planet.
  • The High Queen: Grows up to be this in the "Mobius: 30 Years Later" storyline.
  • Honorary Aunt: To Tails, who calls her "Aunt Sally".
  • Hypocrite: When Sonic chooses freedom fighting over staying with her, she accuses him of being selfish. Granted, she had nearly lost Sonic twice due to the latter injuring himself a second time, and she wanted to protect him from doing something stupid, but it was still uncalled for.
    • She has also had recurring (and increasing) displays of being reckless and impulsive, despite constantly chiding Sonic for such methods.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: It was a trend to draw her this way during the mid-era of the Archie comics. Artists Steven Butler, J. Axer and Patrick "Spaz" Spaziante are especially known for their "suggestive" versions of Sally.
  • Important Haircut: Following the Time Skip in the "Home" arc, Sally was depicted with long hair from issue 130, giving her a notably more feminine appearance, something which (especially in retrospect) became quite symptomatic of the Chickification her character underwent at the time. During issue 177, she asks Bunnie for a haircut, and goes back to her original short-haired tomboy look to signify her Character Rerailment.
  • Jerkass Ball: She's usually a nice girl, but she tends to act this way when she loses rationality through stress, such as slapping Sonic across the face and calling him selfish after the latter chose to fight Eggman handicapped over settling down with her.
  • Just Friends: Her relationship with Sonic in the rebooted Post-Super Genesis Wave universe is either this or Platonic Life-Partners, as the result of Sega's editorial mandate to ban any outright depictions of romance between the characters.
  • Laser Blade: Her Ring-Blades.
  • Lethal Chef: Stated by Word of God that in Post-Genesis Wave comics she is a terrible cook and that a salad with nuts is the only edible thing she can make. Proven in-universe when she attempts to make Dr. Ellidy soup, using his household plants as herbs.
  • The Linus: In earlier issues, Sally was still intelligent but somewhat bratty tempered. Toned down in later issues where she arguably the most mature of the main Freedom Fighters.
  • Mama Bear: She punched Fiona Fox in the stomach for trying to manipulate Tails' feelings again.
    You've already toyed with him quite enough. If you want to deal with us, then deal.
  • Missing Mom: In the Post Genesis Wave Timeline, as Alica Acorn doesn't exist in that one.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction after receiving the memories from her Pre-Genesis Wave life (particular the ones when she was under Eggman's control as Mecha Sally) is horrified remorse.
  • Non-Human Humanoid Hybrid: In the original lore, Sally was described as being a squirrel/chipmunk hybrid who took after her chipmunk mother. This was then tweaked to Mobian breeding being a case of Gender Equals Breed: her parents consist of a male tree squirrel and a female chipmunk, so Sally is a chipmunk and her brother is a squirrel. Finally, it was retconned that she's a ground squirrel.
  • Only Sane Man: Definitely has traits of this at times, especially when frustrated by Sonic.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Issue 134, where she smacked Sonic across the face after the latter chose to fight Eggman over settling down. Granted, it was an act of protection since Sonic was in no condition to fight in the battlefield, but Sally smacking Sonic and making him choose between settling down and fighting Eggman was still uncharacteristic of her.
  • Positive Discrimination: Occasionally leans as this due to her Women Are Wiser personality and prominent role. While several stories in recent years have attempted to tone this down and make her more fallible, her flaws and quirks are still not as defined as many other heroes, her characterisation still largely a more intelligent and dignified foil for her team mates.
  • Robotic Reveal: Originally, it was planned for it to be eventually revealed that Sally had been Dead All Along since the Endgame arc and that the one we've seen since then is a robotic clone that did a Heel–Face Turn. This was scrapped due to Executive Veto.
  • Royal Brat: Leaned as a light example in the earlier comedic issues. As the comic took a more serious tone she became near anything but (though it doesn't stop villains such as Snively mocking her as such).
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: This is especially exemplified in the post-Super Genesis Wave world when King Acorn gives his blessing for her to keep fighting with the Freedom Fighters
  • Screw Destiny: Sally was once possessed by the Sword of Acorns, who constantly took over her body and filled her with visions, despite her rejecting the Source of All. While the Sword refused to take "no" for an answer, Sally opted to hand the Sword over to the children of Uma Arachnis when they came looking for it.
  • She's a Man in Japan: The squirrel she was based on was male in the Japanese version and was returned to male in later translated games.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Became one for Fang the Sniper after an infamous Groin Attack, leaving him incensed on taking her out in particular. He even lampshaded his recurring humiliations against her, despite being a genuine threat against Sonic himself.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks almost identical to her mother, Queen Alicia Acorn.
  • Suddenly Sexuality: Her relationship with Nicole in the reboot gets much closer than usual, despite the fact that before that, the two had always had more of a sisterly relationship.
  • Tareme Eyes: For her modern design, earlier on they were reversed into Tsurime Eyes.
  • Team Mom: More so in the earliest days of the series; she tended to be the most mature and responsible member of the Freedom Fighters, comforting them with her "motherly" attitude and protecting them as if they were her children.
  • Teen Genius: More so in the earlier parts of the series, but when the Freedom Fighters were starting out, Sally was their predominant computer and technology expert; this trait was passed over more to Rotor, NICOLE and Tails as the series progressed.
  • They Killed Kenny Again: A frequent victim of "fatal" incidents, from near-lethal injuries to being robotocized, all in the name of drama.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Sally is the heroic tomboy to Fiona Fox's villainous girly girl. Sally is a Tomboy Princess who has a very unfeminine appearance (at least in apparel), and is a character especially divergent from stereotypes associated with females. Fiona does have a pretty rough attitude and her appearance isn't completely girly, but the bow and skirt still make it more so than Sally's. Also, Fiona is a Femme Fatale and The Vamp who uses her feminine charms to manipulate male characters like Tails, much to the annoyance and disgust of Sally, who once gave Fiona a violent gut punch for doing this.
  • Tomboy Princess: More prominent in the early days of the Freedom Fighters.
  • Too Clever by Half: While still highly intelligent in early issues, she had far greater superiority complex and arrogance that rivaled Sonic's. While this still appears every now and again, it is far more subtle. She also is keenly aware that she's logical, even when it's a huge inconvenience or limits her ability - something she discovers while digitized, helping Nicole.
  • True Blue Femininity: All the signs of it.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: With Sonic.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: When her parents left her to guard the kingdom.
  • Women Are Wiser: In later issues. It was initially balanced by occasional bouts of arrogance and childishness equal to Sonic.
  • You Are Worth Hell: In 230, she has the choice to invert the "World Roboticizer", or not and be trapped in a world controlled by Eggman with Sonic. She hesitates before she does the former.

Tropes associated with Sally's "Mecha Sally" personae:

  • Amulet of Dependency: Eggman has made it so that she depends on a Power Ring to function. It makes her more powerful, but once it's depleted, Sally herself will go off-line and "die."
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: One on each arm. She gets these in her gloves in the reboot.
  • Deflector Shields: Uses this to astonishing effect.
  • Femme Fatalons: Has these weaponized.
  • Flying Brick: Becomes this after being weaponized.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: One concealed in her hair, of all places.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The story arcs involving her are noticeably dark.
  • Super Strength: Standard for any robotized mobian.
  • The Strategist: Retains her natural tactical brilliance, however, no longer being bogged down by emotions or ethics allows it to be even more effective.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In addition of getting robotized, Eggman went a step further and weaponized her; granting abilities beyond a regular robian.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Dr. Robotnik, being robotized and all.

Click here to see her as Over Clocked NICOLE 

Built by a future incarnation of Rotor, NICOLE is an an Artificial Intelligence sent to Sally in the past from her future self in a Stable Time Loop, but her origins are obscured from the others in the present (as well as to the viewers of the modern-day, considering how convoluted the time travel plots have gotten since her introduction). Loyal, intelligent (obviously), occasionally playful or sarcastic NICOLE has always evidenced aspects of personality, but her prominence in the series skyrocketed once she outgrew her handheld and learned to project herself into a solid form as a Lynx. NICOLE and her nanites are responsible for the construction of New Mobotropolis, but the populace's initial gratitude has turned to fear once it became apparent that her technological basis left her vulnerable to Magitek — and that under the influence she would turn the city against its citizens. After being exiled for her so-called "crimes", NICOLE was recruited by Harvey Who to aid the Secret Freedom Fighters.

Following the reboot, the nanite city of New Mobotropolis has been replaced by the restored city of Mobotropolis. To compensate for the loss of the nanites, Nicole can project her holographic form by simply by attaching a power ring to her handheld unit. She now works in the field with the Freedom Fighters. In this continuity, Nicole was created by Dr. Ellidy, a scientist in the service of the Kingdom of Acorn, and given as a gift to a young Princess Sally.

  • Artificial Intelligence: An unambiguously benevolent one.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: After being restored to normal after being brainwashed by the Iron Queen, she loses the trust of the Mobotropolis populace, and eventually is forcibly confined into a single small computer.
  • Ascended Extra: She was around almost since the beginning, but #151's "Stargazing" set her on a track that led from "occasional prop" to "front-line Freedom Fighter".
  • Barefoot Cartoon Animal/Does Not Like Shoes: Initially anyway in the old verse's design. In the the new verse, she does wear shoes.
  • Brain Uploading: Nicole's programming was based on the mind of Dr. Ellidy's terminally ill daughter Nikki, in a last-ditch, ultimately unsuccessful attempt to save her.
  • Brainy Brunette: She is a super-smart artificial intelligence, and once she gains a digital form, she appears as a brown-haired lynx.
  • Furry Female Mane: Her digital form sports a distinctive hairstyle, to emphasize her "female" nature.
  • Heroic BSoD: She could barely talk to anyone after Sally was roboticized and herself exiled. It wasn't until Mina talked to her and apologized for her actions that she was able to open up again.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Got hit with this before the reboot thanks to The Iron Queen taking control of her and turning her against the citizens she wanted to protect. Ixis taking over didn't help matters. Though things eventually get better thanks to the re-written timeline.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Pre-Super Genesis Wave; swapping bodies with Sally causes Nicole to gain Sally's feelings for Sonic.
  • My Nayme Is: For the record - "NICOLE" usually refers to the computer; "Nicole" is the actual "soul".
  • Nanomachines: She made extensive use of them prior to the reboot.
  • Pinocchio Syndrome: Why she created her nanomachine/holographic form. Though it's a subversion as she acknowledges that she's already a fully sentient being who can think, reason, and understand basic emotions, she just wanted to experience and interact with the real world. Post-reboot, she seems to have achieved this. See Projected Man entry.
  • Projected Man: She alternates between a real body constructed of nanites and a holographic projection. The latter is much less labor-intensive to sustain. Post-reboot, she instead uses power rings to create a solid form.
    • Turned up a notch following the use of the red-star ring, which is implied to have changed the way she can physically interact with the world and possibly allow her to "feel"; overlaps with Pinocchio Syndrome. Lampshaded in the Off-Panel.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes changed from green to red when she was brainwashed during the Iron Dominion storyline.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Not so much in her earliest appearances (she once shocked Sonic in retribution for shaking her), but since obtaining her lynx form she's been nothing but shy, sweet, and nurturing... when she's not Brainwashed and Crazy.
  • Stealth Pun: A lot of fans believe that the choice of a lynx as the species of her mobian form was a tongue in cheek reference by the writers to a hand-held video game system from Atari called the 'Lynx'.
  • Super Mode: Overclocked Nicole in the new universe. Triggered when she uses the power of a Red Ring. Still a bit unstable to use at the moment however.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Occasionally, as she finds this helpful when it comes to dealing with her emotions.
    Nicole (after recovering from brainwashing): I have already downloaded logs of my previous actions. I am...furious? Mortified? Emotions are difficult to label when you actually experience them.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She gradually works to bring the Nannite horde undercontrol and then uses them to become New Mobotropolis. With the wealth of Power she draws from the former irradiated capital, NICOLE had considerable power, being able to fend off Robotnik with ease and manipulate the nanites into strong offensive and defensive weapons.

    Bunnie Rabbot D'Coolette

A Southern Belle who was subject to Roboticization and rescued half-way, Bunnie retained her free will but put her powerful robotic limbs at the service of the Freedom Fighters. Bunnie has an outgoing but gentle personality who is nonetheless willing to throw her considerable weight around when the occasion calls for it. Though liked by pretty much everyone, she seems especially close to Sally, and to Antoine, her husband.

Bunnie found herself restored to flesh and blood, and her husband put into a coma during an attack by Eggman's forces. Unable to deal with her feelings of helplessness, she set off on her own for an unrevealed purpose.note  Following the reboot, it was established that Bunnie was still roboticized, but instead of Unwilling Roboticization, it was to save her life at a young age after Eggman initiated his coup and she was caught in the blast of one of his attacks. Uncle Chuck managed to save her with a prototype roboticizer, though she had to get used to her new prosthetics. Along the way she met Antonie, who she became close with and eventually married.

  • Afraid of Their Own Strength: Played With Pre-Reboot. While Bunnie is fairly confident in her own strength and abilities she always has an underlying fear of being a threat to the other Freedom Fighters on account of her roboticization. She's always been afraid that the machine in her would turn on them and, her being the strongest in the FF, she'd end up causing permanent damage.
  • Arm Cannon: Her mechanical arm converts to this, except that it generates energy by tapping into her Life Force, so she has to be careful about using it.
  • Badass Adorable: She is an adorable looking, sweet-natured rabbit girl with a cute Southern Belle accent. She's also a cyborg with Super Strength who can kick ass and take names like nobody's business.
  • Bash Brothers: She and Sonic often had this dynamic when Knuckles wasn't around. As Knothole's best fighters they'd often pair off in missions.
  • Battle Couple With Antonie.
  • Berserk Button: In the post-SGW universe, do not imply that Bunnie wanted her robotic parts.
  • The Big Guy: Because of her mechanical upgrades Bunnie's quite tough and durable; beating out the other Freedom Fighters in terms of raw strength. When Sonic was roboticized as Mecha Sonic and unleashed on them it was Bunnie alone who had the best chance of fighting him one on one.
  • Brought Down to Normal: As of 232. Undone in the reboot.
  • Can't Stay Normal: If the story didn't reboot, Bunnie would've gone and willingly got cybernetic implants after regaining her normal limbs, being unable to cope without them after having them for so long and wanting to continue helping her team.
  • Cast from Hit Points: She's powerful, but her robotics pre-reboot take their energy from her life force, making her Arm Cannon a Dangerous Forbidden Technique in practice. This trait was dropped post-reboot.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Sally, sometimes to Amy and Tails.
  • Cute Bruiser: Antoine thinks so.
  • Cyborg: Until Ixis Naugus (accidentally) restored her biological limbs. They're back in the reboot.
  • Deflector Shield: Generated from her robotic arm.
  • Emergency Transformation: In the new universe, rather then have been a victim of partial robotization. She was caught in an blast by an Eggman attack that nearly killed her. Uncle Chuck used a prototype Roboticazor to save her life.
  • Funetik Aksent: In her earliest appearances the comics sure likes reminding the reader that she has a thick Southern accent, though with time it gets progressively downplayed and it finally ends up becoming more-or-less non-existent.
  • Happily Married: To Antoine. Something that thankfully carried over into the reboot.
  • Honorary Aunt: To Tails who calls her "Aunt Bunnie".
  • Humanoid Female Animal: Again like Sally, prone to exaggerations by certain Archie artists. The fact they redesigned her cyborg proportions to suit this evolution doesn't help.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Antoine; he's a coyote and she's a rabbit.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Following a rather questionable "upgrade".
  • Murderous Thighs: She uses her cybernetic legs on a brainwashed Sonic in this fashion once, though he's able to break free. She calls it her "TLC: Tight Leg Crush".
  • Nice Hat: Started wearing one after Sonic's year-long exile in space.
  • Official Couple: With Antoine; ironically, their relationship has proven more stable than Sonic & Sally's, when they originally were being set up as this themselves. What makes this especially noteworthy is that this carried over to after the reboot.
  • Ornamental Weapon: Some artists drew her with a pair of revolvers when she first started wearing the cowboy hat & jacket, though these were deleted in later issues and she's not shown using them, since she has her Arm Cannon as her main weapon.
  • Parental Abandonment: Post-reboot, a flashback revealed she was found as a child on the side of a road by Rosie and Uncle Chuck. Pre-reboot, her parents had gone off to war to fight on the side of the Southern Baronies during their rebellion against the Kingdom of Acorn, only to get killed and leave her to be raised by her aunt and uncle, according to The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia.

  • Power at a Price: A victim of Unwilling Roboticisation, which grants her amazing — if occasionally unstable — cybernetic powers and strength, but the expected deformities. After switching out her original cybernetics, as they could no longer function properly, she ran the risk of dying from over exerting her powers. Her limits in the reboot haven't been established.
  • Progressively Prettier: In her early appearances she looked like she did in Sonic Sat AM. She was a cute looking rabbit with a fluff of fur on her head. Later on she received a taller and more curvy figure, began wearing cuter clothes (and often a cowboy hat), and grew hair on her head.
  • Punny Name: You would think. Turns out it's actually pronounced "Ra-beaux".
    • Lampshaded, too - her uncle points out that he just KNOWS that, due to her limbs, everyone assumes that that's how it's pronounced, because he's had the same thing happen to him.
  • Sixth Ranger: At the start of the series she was this, being a late arrival to the team and being much more of a supporting character than a main member. As the comic went on and the plot grew she became a mainstay and other newer characters took her position.
  • Second Love: To Antoine; he was originally fixated on Sally, but after Bunnie revealed her feelings to him, he moved on and began dating her.
  • Southern Belle: Albeit more tomboyish than most examples.
  • Super Strength: Her metal arm gives her this.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: She does speak with a southern accent.
  • Telescoping Robot: Literally; one of her lesser powers from her cybernetics that is rarely referenced is the ability to extend her cybernetic limbs.
  • Tuft of Head Fur: Starts out with one before gaining a Furry Female Mane later on.
  • Women Are Wiser: Placed against Antoine, it's bound to happen at times.

    Antoine D'Coolette

A French and somewhat cowardly member of the Freedom Fighters who was, in the early days, a would-be rival to Sonic for Sally's affections (but strictly a Hopeless Suitor). Generally used as the bumbling, occasionally overbearing comic relief, he eventually shed most of his jerkier traits and was allowed to take a level in badass when he stopped pursuing Sally and instead became involved with Bunnie. Antoine, like his father, wears the uniform of the Royal Guard, but like the other Freedom Fighters was too young to actually be a member before Robotnik's coup.

Antoine was critically wounded and put in a coma during an attempt on Elias's life, putting him out of commission. Following the reboot, Antoine was never injured and is still an active member of the Freedom Fighters. In the new universe, he was a trainee in a royal guard exchange program but came right at the time when Eggman began his coup and fled with the others, trying his best to protect Sally. Cursing his own cowardice, he vowed to become stronger. Along the way he met Bunnie and they became close through many trials (including the loss of his parents during his away time from home) before eventually marrying her.

  • Adaptation Name Change: His Sonic Sat AM counterpart's surname is Depardieu.
  • Battle Couple: With Bunnie.
  • Butt-Monkey: More so in the old continuity. He grew out of it.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Antoine's Funetik Aksent and Gratuitous French were subject to one in the Encyclopedia. His way of speaking was the result of his parents conflicting ideas on how to raise him when they immigrated to Knothole: his father wanted him to speak English to better integrate while his mother wanted him to speak French like in the old country. The ensuing war left his education incomplete and as such his manner of speaking is him struggling with English.
  • Character Development: While his hidden bravery, competence, and much of his depth was a clear case of his character marching on, he also developed in a number of ways. Antoine tries to better himself to properly live up to his family's legacy and most notably moves away from being Sally's Hopeless Suitor, acknowledging it as a one-sided crush and leaving her be.
  • Characterization Marches On: Originally portrayed as a cowardly Butt-Monkey, he later became a Knight In Shining Armour.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: At first, but he grows out of it.
  • Child Soldier: In the original continuity, his father, General Armand D'Coolette, trained him.
  • Cowardly Lion: Though more competent in later stories, he's still a tad jittery.
  • Dodgy Toupee: The blonde tuft of hair on his head is a toupee that get's comically knocked off or mocked in earlier stories. Later stories either retconned that away or he grew an actual head of hair as this aspect of the character was dropped along with many of his other comically unflattering traits.
  • Furry Female Mane: A rare male example.
  • Gratuitous French: Mostly in the early days of the comic, he was prone to spouting French and an overblown French Funetik Aksent. This trait vastly decreased as part of his Characterization Marches On.
  • Grew a Spine: See the Characterization Marches On entry above.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: A particularly humorous and meta subversion—in his original incarnation, he wore a blue coat and boots but no pants. After the reboot, he ditches the coat entirely and pretty much joins the rest of the boys in the "go naked except for shoes and gloves" club.
  • Happily Married: To Bunnie, which continued on in the retcon a well.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In 234. Thankfully undone by the reboot.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Sally.
  • Idiot Hero: In the original miniseries before the regular, Antoine was much more competent.
  • Interspecies Romance: Twofold; originally, Antoine the coyote had an unrequited crush on Sally (who has been variously a chipmunk/squirrel hybrid, a chipmunk, and a ground squirrel). He got over her and hooked up with Bunnie the rabbit.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At first, then he just straight up ditched the "jerk" part.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: In earlier issues, Antoine was obsessed with motions, committees, subcommittees, and any other bureaucratic obstacle that could possibly hinder/prosecute Sonic or glorify himself.
  • Official Couple: With Bunnie. What makes this especially noteworthy is that this carried over to after the reboot.
  • Parental Abandonment: Post-reboot, both his parents were killed in an Eggman raid while he was away from home. He recieved an email from Nicole about it later.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: The reason behind his early portrayal as a bungling coward prone to verbal hiccups and accidents was, simply, to make him a comedic character.
  • The Resenter: Particularly at the start of the comic and usually (though not always) played for comedy.
    • He was this to Sonic a lot of the time. Sonic was faster, stronger, and braver than Antoine was and that served to give Antoine an inferiority complex. He saw himself as something of a romantic rival to him in regards to Sally, but ultimately she never returned his affections. A major part of his Character Development was him coming to terms with his strengths and he and Sonic end up becoming stronger friends.
    • Antoine was also fairly resentful of Geoffrey St. John though not to the extent of Sonic. In the arcs leading up to Endgame Antoine reveals that he never liked Geoffrey and viewed his formation of the Secret Service as a St. John stealing the idea from Antoine's father. He even comes to Sonic's defense when Geoffrey accuses him of being the traitor. Unlike his resentment of Sonic; Antoine's dislike of Geoffrey never seemed related to his courtship of Sally, and the dislike never really went away.
  • Squee!: In an issue of Sonic Universe, after having gone through most of the arc without a sword, he has the reaction "Eek! Un sabre!" when he's finally given one, complete with a little jump for joy. At the end of the arc, he mentions that he might start up a sword collection.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Oh so much. He went from being basically afraid of his own shadow to Commander of the Royal Army. His rank following the reboot is unknown, but he's more physically able, having displayed a spin dash attack of his own by sticking his sword out during the move.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As the writers moved Antoine away from his old Satam Straw Loser incarnation, Antoine became a lot nicer. Initially, Antoine was often the antagonist amongst the freedom fighters, even at one point trying to prosecute Sonic after he was roboticized. He mellowed out considerably into a more noble and less uptight character and his relationship with Sonic improved tremendously to the point he even has Sonic as his best man at the wedding.
  • Uptown Guy: The planned Sonic Universe 95 (of which the pencils were released online and fans refined it to make it a full color comic) reveals Antoine's family has lived in a castle for generations. This is definitely more upper class than Bunnie's background as an orphan found by Rosie and Uncle Chuck.

    Amy Rose

The tough-but-pretty, self-proclaimed love interest and friend of Sonic. Once a young child, Amy was made older by magical means. After earning her place as a Freedom Fighter, she is considered a powerful and capable member of the group. Not much is really known about her history in the new universe other than the fact that the events of Sonic CD did happen. Though more then likely she became older naturally rather then the power ring she wished on.

  • Age Lift: Amy in the games started out as eight in Sonic CD but was retconned into a twelve-year-old for Sonic Adventure. Amy in the Archie comics is more... complicated. She starts out as eight but physically ages herself up into seventeen in the Adventures arc. A few years pass in-series so by the end of the comic Amy is chronologically twelve like her game counterpart, but is physically an adult.
  • Badass Adorable: Ever more so in Mega Drive, when she's still young, and yet is still capable of smashing things with her hammer (and effortlessly catching one of Sonic's rings after he drops them).
  • Charm Point: Her Piko Piko Hammer.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Cream.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's short and spunky, and takes on hulking foes such as the Iron King head-on with her hammer, looking sweet all the while.
  • Distaff Counterpart: To Sonic. They're the only hedgehogs on the Freedom Fighters, he's male, and she's female.
  • Drop the Hammer: When she whips out her hammer, she's a force to be reckoned with.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Tired of being on the sidelines, she aged herself up so that she could join the Freedom Fightes. It wouldn't be until she held off an army of Badniks following Sonic's return from space that Amy was made a member herself.
  • Hair Decorations: She wears a hairband.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: More modern comics give her quite a nasty temper and make her fairly easy to set off.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Similar to Sonic X, the comic is fond of playing up Amy's occasionally violent mood swings. A fair few enemies and even some allies are terrified of her when angered.
  • Invisible Parents: Characters like Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles have Canon Foreigner parents, but Amy's parents are never shown on-screen.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She hasn't given up on Sonic, but if Sally makes Sonic happy in the here and now, she'll support their relationship. It helps that she thinks Sally is kinda cool.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Lampshaded when Honey recognizes her outfit as one of her designs, and Amy tells her she loves it so much she practically wears nothing else.
  • Never Live It Down: In the post-Super Genesis Wave universe, Amy's game history is fully intact. As such, Sonic refuses to let her live down the fact that she mistook Shadow for Sonic.invoked
  • Plucky Girl: Seems to have this as her default attitude.
  • Pointy Ears: She is a hedgehog after all.
  • Squee!:
    • She totally fangirls over Honey the Cat, her favorite fashion designer, bowling over an entire crowd to meet with her.
    • Mega Drive has a moment where Sonic is forced to carry her when they flee an trap of Eggman's. Amy has a look of absolute bliss on her face the entire time.
  • Tagalong Kid: Mega Drive has her accompanying Sonic and Tails on their adventure as one, though she does at least justify her inclusion by grabbing any rings Sonic drops (meanwhile, Sonic reasons bringing her along means he can keep an eye on her).
  • Took a Level in Badass: During their underwater trip, Amy ends up learning the Mystic Melody, which is upgraded from just finding hidden paths to out and out turning Amy into a living Chaos Emerald detector.

    Rotor the Walrus

The team's resident mechanic and smart guy. Rotor is a somewhat retiring type, but strong enough to fill the role of The Big Guy if Bunnie hadn't occupied that slot. With Tails increasingly occupying The Smart Guy slot, Rotor unfortunately found himself pushed to the background frequently. He joined the Mobian Council until quitting the group in disgust, deciding to take action himself as the leader of the newly formed Team Freedom. Following the reboot, Rotor was never injured and is still an active member of the Freedom Fighters.

In the new universe, he's was part of a tribe of warrior walruses where he was a techology prodigy, but his father, a very old fashioned being, hated technology and, according to his words, him as well. Rotor left home in hopes of finding a place in New Mobotropolis only to arrive when Eggman was in control of the kingdom. Sally saved him and he put his talents to use making weapons and gadgets for the Freedom Fighters. He, along with Tails, developed the Tornados and the team's base, Sky Patrol, .

Since the Cosmic Retcon, Rotor's now much younger, stronger and has his smarts to fight alongside his friends once more.

  • Abusive Parents: In the post-Super Genesis Wave world, Rotor's father hated new things and never liked him. Prompting Rotor to seek greener pastures.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Turns out his father, Tundra, is one of Eggman's Egg Bosses who willingly surrendered his land when Eggman took it over. Rotor is less then pleased when he realizes this.
  • Demoted to Extra: Pre-Retcon, since sustaining a serious injury to his back, he's joined the council and retired from the Freedom Fighters proper.
  • Does Not Like Guns: At one point, when Fiona suggests that they use guns, Rotor shuts it down, stating that the Freedom Fighters never use guns because it isn't their way. This was later explained as Rotor feeling guilt over accidentally hurting a civilian while using guns, and he admits that he might've overcompensated in his anti-gun stance.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: The only member of the Freedom Fighters (not counting Dulcy or Nicole) who goes barefoot on a regular basis. Subverted in Post-Genesis Wave as he now wears flipper-shaped sneakers.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: If it isn’t Tails they go to for gadgets it’s him.
    • Genius Bruiser: How he is portrayed in the post-Super Genesis Wave world
  • He’s Back: After quitting the Mobian Council, Rotor returns to active duty, donning Powered Armor to circumvent his injured back. Post-Genesis Wave, he's now much more fit and able.
  • Heroic BSoD: Briefly became dishearted upon finding that his father was one of Eggman's Egg Boss and likewise still shows him no respect. Sonic manages to snap him out of it, stating that Rotor is more a man then he is because he was willing to fight Eggman rather then roll over like his father did.
  • Mr Fix It: Shared with Tails.
  • Nice Hat: In the old continuity, Rotor used to wear a yellow cap.
  • No Shirt, Long Jacket: He started wearing a brown jacket in later issues, but has dropped it as of Team Freedom's formation.
  • Out of Focus: Rotor had a hard time staying relevant especially after Robotnik's original defeat. Though he had some stories focused on him (most notably his attempts to save his family) he just became less and less important than the other Satam introduced characters and as the game characters began to take a bigger role in the stories, his importance shrank further. In the post-reboot world he gained a new personal conflict with an egg-boss his father, but in the end that plot point never paid off with the comic's cancellation.
  • Parental Abandonment: Post-reboot, his mother died of illness and his father pretty much disowned him and later joined up with Eggman.
  • Powered Armor: Pre-Genesis Wave, he wears one of his own design that was constructed with the help of NICOLE, which he uses to make up for his back injury. It's gone as of the reboot, but at least his back was never injured.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When The Mobian Council votes to banish NICOLE to Freedom HQ, Rotor quits in disgust, especially since they give him the reason of "It's what the people want".
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Rotor points out that they can just take Breezie's Chaos Emerald by force, instead of fighting in her tournament, since they're trying to save the world. It gets shot down by Amy and Sally because they, as heroes, provide moral support to the world by example.
  • Stout Strength: Implied at times to be out of shape, but can whack a wallop when he needs to.
  • Taking the Bullet: His injury was sustained while pushing Tails out of the way of a falling wall that would likely have killed him.
  • The Runaway: Is this in the new universe since his father dictated everything on Might Makes Right and couldn't see Rotor's intelligence and inventions as part of that philosophy. Ultimately he had enough of father's bull and left his village to find someone who would appreciates his talents.
  • This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Shown in the Post-Genesis Wave, being an aquatic animal allows him reach underwater areas the rest of the Freedom Fighter either can't get to and wouldn't be able too without a breathing apparatus.

    Cream the Rabbit & Cheese

A cute bunny girl whose home, where all of Knothole's Chao had relocated, was destroyed by Snively. They were saved by Amy Rose, who brought them to New Mobotropolis. Cream quickly became friends with Amy, and participated in their adventure with Blaze and the Sol Emeralds. Recently, she became a part of Team Freedom to protect her new home, and was the guardian of a certain doll that looks like Tails until the reboot.

In the new universe, despite the dangers, Cream and Cheese tag along with the Freedom Fighters, with permission from Vanilla, and mostly acts as support and mission control when Sally is needed on the field though Cream states she wishes she was able to do more.

  • A Girl and Her Chao
  • Actual Pacifist: Cream doesn't like fighting at all. She get mad and frustrated, but if anyone's doing the attacking, it's Cheese.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Applies mostly to Cheese but Cream herself suffers from this as well. In the games, most evidently the Sonic Advance Trilogy, Cream is no less capable than any other character and, should the situation call for it, is willing to get fully involved in fights despite her dislike of violence. Meanwhile Cheese is usually strong enough to one-shot enemies and deals regular damage to bosses, which is saying a lot considering most other Chao are not anywhere near that strong. Here in the comics, however, Cheese is significantly weaker as his attacks do nothing more than distract enemies and he seems to daze himself in the process. While it remains to be seen if Cream is actually combat capable or not, she is much less willing to fight than her game counterpart and mostly takes part in battles by airlifting people out of harm's way instead of actually attacking. Granted, Cream & Cheese are presented as powerful in gameplay due to being one the "beginner's characters" but they have been shown as capable characters outside of gameplay.
  • Big Damn Heroes: In 267, when the Freedom Fighters (sans Sonic) fell into Eggman's trap and were ambushed by three E-100 Series robots with no hope for escape, Cream gathered the remaining Freedom Fighters (Big, T-Pup, and Omochao) and went out to rescue everyone, which proved successful. Were it not for Cream, the rest of the Freedom Fighters very likely would have been killed.
    • Newcomer Saves the Day: The above moment might also count as this, as Cream is a junior member of the Freedom Fighters and wasn't part of the team until 256, just eleven issues ago. True, the Chaos Emerald they were after couldn't be obtained and the Freedom Fighters suffered a crushing defeat all the same but at least they were spared from certain death. Although the solicits for 283 and Ian Flynn himself have confirmed that Cream is due to play a key role in the plans that will ultimately restore the currently Shattered World, possibly playing this trope a bit more straight.
      • Likewise did it again when Gemeral was getting overwhelmed by the Hooligans and the Witchcarters, managing to save him and forcing Nack to retreat.
  • Cool Chao
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: While she is a member of the Freedom Fighters already, it's just that they don't want her to go off fighting creatures from the planet's core because her mom would get VERY worried.
  • Flight: Via her bunny ears. You thought Tails is the only one who can fly without wings?
  • Free-Range Children: Cream is one of the few characters, and the only one from the games, with a known parent: Vanilla the Rabbit. Even though she is one of the youngest characters and not exactly the adventuring type, Cream is fully allowed by her mother to travel across the world and fight evil. To be fair, though, Cream is much more capable than she appears and is always accompanied by her much older and very powerful friends.
  • Friend to All Living Things: To Cheese, and all of the Chao who and her mother came to take care of.
  • Kid Hero: Like Tails and Amy before her, however, while she genuinely wants to go out and help the other Freedom Fighters, Sally calmly tells her to stay behind, mostly because she knows that there are more terrible things out there.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Yes, even Cream has her limits. When Nack captures Cheese and the Sol Emerald, Cream lunges at him only to be stopped by Bark. She then proceeds to rattle off the following quote.
    Cream: How dare you kidnap Cheese! Don't hold him by his wings like that! Do you know how sensitive they are? And give back Miss Blaze's Sol Emerald! We have worked very hard to get that back for her, you know! This whole day has been nothing but roughhousing and rude people and I simply will not tolerate it!
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: "Too cute to eviscerate," according to Omega.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Has been constantly on the receiving end of this by Sally. While Cream isn't an active combatant and isn't as experienced as the other Freedom Fighters (except Big, who has only participated in two adventures prior), she is still a capable team member and has taken part in numerous adventures in the pastnote  But despite her participation in those events, among other things that prove her worth as an ally, Cream is strictly kept out of the action by Sally due to her age and concern for her safety, which is unwarranted since Cream always manages to keep other characters safe via timely airlifts. Even after the aforementioned Big Damn Heroes moment, Sally continues to keep Cream out of the action under the belief she is not ready and/or couldn't handle the present situation. Though this finally seems to be changing as of 281.

    Big the Cat & Froggy

Denizens of Mysterious Cat Country who became involved in the ordeal with Perfect Chaos. Big has since been exiled by the other Felidae and forced to take up residence in New Mobotropolis, where he soon became part of Team Freedom. He works with the regular Freedom Fighter team as of the reboot with really no history to him other than just coming along for the heck of it and acting as extra muscle for the group.

  • Angst? What Angst?: In-universe. Cheered up after being exiled from his home when Sonic told him the fishing was great up north.]
  • Big Damn Heroes: When he gets into the thick of things, he's very good at using his strength and fishing pole to help out, from punching Drago Wolf straight through a stone wall to saving Sally, Bunnie, and Antoine from three E-series Super-Badniks with his fishing pole.
  • Black Sheep: Openly considered this by his fellow Felidae due to being a simple-minded fellow and willingness to talk with outsiders. He was banished as a result.
    • White Sheep: To the outside world, Big is very much considered this when compared to his kin. He is a jovial, peaceful and friendly fellow in contrast to the standard vicious and war mongering Felidae.
  • Cats Are Mean: Inverted. Big is a very friendly and jovial fellow.
    • Played straight with most of his kind and he was kicked out for his amicable nature and willingness to talk to outsiders.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Still certainly out there.
  • Commuting on a Bus: Has been making infrequent appearances in the comic over the years, but has recently moved to the same area as the rest of the main cast.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass:He may be a simple-minded cat, but he is canonically the strongest character, beating out powerhourses like Bark and Mighty.
  • The Ditz: Same ol' Big the Cat.
  • The Fool: Though he has his moments of brilliance and of course has Simple-Minded Wisdom.
  • Gentle Giant: He may be a giant fellow with the
  • Kind Hearted Simpleton: Big may not be the smartest of the bunch, but his heart is as big as his body.
  • Odd Friendship: Has gained shades of one with Sally, who being an intellectual, neurosis prone princess, is a total opposite of dopey, laid back hermit Big.
  • Simple-Minded Wisdom: Seems to be gaining a penchant for this following the reboot. This is easily exemplified when Sally questions what he thinks of NICOLE and if it's weird that she's not flesh and blood like the rest of them. His response?
    "Uh, nope? As long as they're nice, I don't care what anyone is."
  • Sixth Ranger: In the reboot. After guiding Sonic and Tails to, and subsequently helping defend, the Sky Patrol, he and Froggy are now part of the team.
  • Stout Strength: And HOW. Big is THE strongest character in the Sonic universe. Possibility even stronger than Knuckles.
  • Suddenly Voiced: It's a comic book, so it's not quite this trope, but the comic is one of the few mediums where we get a glimpse into Froggy's thoughts. As it turns out, he's a bit of a smart ass.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Needed others to tell him to defend himself in pre reboot stories. Downplayed post reboot where he is more capable of thinking for himself.
  • Underestimating Badassery: His dopey exterior led to him sparsely getting taken seriously by bad guys and getting somewhat patronising treatment from team mates such as Sally. A couple Big Damn Heroes moments seem to have rectified the latter at least.
  • World's Strongest Man: He is confirmed to be the strongest (as in physical might) character in the whole series, with Mighty coming in at second and Bark the Polar Bear at third.


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