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First appearance in the games
Pronounced "Quincy", this ancient robot was created by the nefarious Lyric, but age has crossed its wires and granted it sentience. It now acts as a guide for Sonic and his team. He also appears in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, both as a guide and as the proprietor of several toy shops.
- Benevolent A.I.: To the protagonists.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: To Lyric.
- Cute Machines: Well... Maybe...
- Funny Robot: Is able to keep up with Sonic and Company because it's awesome... And also because it's able to fit into vents.
- It Is Pronounced Tro Pay: Q-N-C is pronounced "Quincy".
- Grew Beyond Their Programming: Was originally built to serve Lyric, but has obtained free will by the time of the Sonic Boom games.
- Tin-Can Robot: Is definitely tarnished and worn down, at least compared to Eggman's shiny new robots (see Burnbot's entry). This is actually thematically important: Though Q-N-C shares much of Lyric's design themes (a snakelike - albeit abbreviated - main body, three-fingered arms, etc) it's still visually linked to Sonic and his crew because its roughness calls to mind the team's emphasis of practicality and grit over style and flair.
A wise, well-educated and respected archaeologist. Due to his knowledge of history and thanks to his recent excavation of numerous Ancients ruins and artifacts, he knows the story behind Lyric and the importance of keeping him imprisoned.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Wise and well-educated though he be, his sense of time leaves much to be desired.Amy: Cliff! Thank goodness we found you!
Cliff: *lifts hat* I didn't know I was missin'.
- Cool Old Guy: He's a badass archaeologist, and he's initially the one along with Tails that pilots the ancient biplane discovered at his dig site.
- Grumpy Bear: He just wants to be alone preparing meals most of the time and won't hesitate to let Sonic and the gang know it. He warms up when you eventually help him, though.
- Jerkass with a Heart of Gold
A happy-go-lucky tortoise farmer of questionable agricultural ability. Lives in a shack on the edges of Cliff's Excavation Site in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Sort of. His past self inadvertently created the plant equivalent of Agent Orange because he confused "boysenberries" with "poisonberries". Although he himself is presently a struggling farmer and despite the implication that he has the know-how to try and solve this problem, he never musters up the gumption to do so, instead asking Sonic's group for help as they pass his shack.
- Riches to Rags: He's highly implied to have been a scientist 1,000 years in the past that worked on the Ancient's giant Sentinel robots in a high-tech facility. Nowadays he's a struggling farmer eking out an existence in the middle of the wilderness.
Salty has appeared on the Sonic Boom cartoon twice so far, both times as security personnel.
- Character Development: Team Sonic's counselling along with the threat posed by Lyric convince the two that holding grudges is no way to live life, and the two make amends.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Salty wanted the nautical compass for himself, so he sent Pepper away to Crater Island so he could claim it instead of Pepper.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Salty is overconfident and bombastic while Pepper is much more humble.
- Sibling Rivalry: Salty and Pepper never respected each other for most of their lives, and things got worse when Pepper inherited their father's nautical compass. They got over it thanks to Team Sonic.
The mayor of the unnamed village in the Sonic Boom TV show and Rise of Lyric. This mouse is your typical politician: loud and self-confident even when he has no idea what's going on, and willing to say whatever must be said to convince others to shore up support for him. So dedicated to his craft is he that he's utterly unconcerned with the danger that Lyric poses to Bygone Island, which later bites him in the butt when Lyric commandeers Metal Sonic and lays waste to half of said island.
Also appears in the Sonic Boom cartoon. Here his most prominent roles have him hobnobing with his village's elite citizens, although he overall appears to be slightly more capable in his mayoral duties.
- Bread and Circuses: His style of mayoring in Rise of Lyric. With election season approaching and fearing that Lyric may usurp the vote, he asks Sonic's group to provide materials for several public works projects that, while pretty, are ultimately unnecessary.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: In Mayor Knuckles, after facing a dilemma concerning paperwork and a fishing trip, he continuously shouts at the door expecting someone to show up to take his place until finally cracking and stating so they get the story started.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's stupid, corrupt and constantly gets in the way of Sonic and his team with his bureaucratic gibberish. That said, 'Mayor Knuckles' demonstrates his ability to keep a village full of jerkasses like the villagers in one piece even with Eggman's constant attacks is actually quite impressive. It helps that, unlike Rise of Lyric, there don't seem to be any other governmental figures on the island.
- Corrupt Politician: Is highly implied to have purchased a private island using taxpayer money during one episode of the show.
- Informed Ability: His apparent ability to govern, at least on the television show. We only rarely see Mayor Fink do his job, but his ability to prevent the town from self-destructing, being populated as it is by largely petty, selfish, and short-sighted residents and multiple factions of evil individuals and groups, is something of a miracle. The town going to pot when Knuckles temporarily assumes his position is partially Knuckles's fault, but also due to the town's citizens making contradicting and outright ridiculous demands.
- Meaningful Name: A fink is an unpleasant or contemptible person.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice is an impersonation of Ed Wynn, lisp and all.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: On the TV show, in contrast to his game counterpart. Mayor Fink tends to defer to the letter of the law in most situations, but will at least judge such interpretations to be overly harsh if appropriate.
- His office is also implied to be open to the public and he takes the time to listen even to Knuckles and Eggman's petty grievances.
This street-smart young lady bandicoot is tough as nails. Her job, which has been in her family for untold generations, is to protect Bygone Island from the likes of Lyric. She also appears in the Sonic Boom TV show.
- Action Girl: While we still haven't really seen her in action yet, her appearance and attire imply that she is this.
- Always Identical Twins: She has an identical twin who dresses exactly like her by the name of Staci. Of course, Staci was the result of the writers trying to explain why Knuckles was shown walking down the street with a Perci on each arm. And not, well, the ACTUAL reason.
- Ancient Keeper: A modern and urbanized interpretation of one. Her family has kept Bygone Island safe from threats (specifically those posed by Lyric) for hundreds of years.
- Demoted to Extra: In the TV show, she gets minor appearances in crowd shots, and any real time focused on her does little to back up what she was apparently supposed to be. Taken Up to Eleven in Late Night Wars when Knuckles is clearly shown strutting down the street with a girl on each arm, both of which are Perci. This was later handwaved by the writers as being Perci and her twin sister Staci.
- Averted in the episode Fire in a Crowded Workshop where she's given a starring role.
- Guy Magnet: Managed to get Sonic and Knuckles interested in her without trying, and ended up making Tails blush by the end as well.
- Ms. Fanservice: While none of the female villagers are really ugly per-se, Perci stands out both in AND out of universe as attractive. Both Knuckles and Sonic end up falling for her and making fools of themselves to try and impress her, while making Amy jealous and treat her with contempt.
- Only Sane Woman: She's the only one who's concerned about Lyric attacking Bygone Island, as everyone else on the island is more concerned with the re-election of Mayor Fink.
- Also applies in Fire in a Crowded Workshop. After listening to Sonic, Knuckles and Amy's biased stories about how a fire got started in Tail's workshop, she's the one that ends up telling the truth.
- Wrench Wench: Her outfit includes a wrench that she keeps in a holster on her side, which implies that she might have a talent in machinery like Tails. In fact, she expresses interest in Tails at the end of the episode Fire in a Crowded Workshop, saying she likes a guy who's handy.
- Put on a Bus: Not in the show in any capacity.
Yeah, that's his name. This beaver is fussy and uptight, and has a penchant for popping up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Also appears in the Sonic Boom cartoon, where he is the series's perpetual sad-sack.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Like a lot of the characters in Rise of Lyric, Fastidious Beaver's personality underwent quite a few changes during the jump to the TV series.
- In Rise of Lyric, Fastidious Beaver is kind of a smug Jerkass who rather aggressively asks Sonic to help him in his efforts to unseat Mayor Fink from his office. He has also apparently hydrodashed (that is, ran across the surface of water at high speeds) at least once.
- On the TV show, Fastidious is utterly passive and is very aware of his status as the series's ultimate Butt-Monkey. About the only time he'll challenge anything is when somebody uses what he perceives as improper grammar. On a hoverboard, he lasts for about a surprisingly long 20 seconds.
- Commuting on a Bus: Even as a tertiary character, he's quickly becoming this on the show. The only episode where he has any bearing on the plot is the pilot, and more and more he's becoming a one-note joke for his Grammar Nazi tendencies. This is especially true during the second half of the first season, where his appearances outside of crowd shots can be counted on one hand. He does get a few more appearances during the second half of Season 2, however.
- Expy: His voice and mannerisms are very similar to those of Droopy.
- Grammar Nazi: He corrects Sonic's usage of "whoever" by telling him that he means "whomever".
- The best part? His corrections are wrong.
- Troubled Fetal Position: Goes into one at the end of his appearance in "Sidekick", but he helpfully states his intention before doing so.
- Verbal Tic: Actually, it's starting every sentence with "Actually,"
- Boring, but Practical: Hokey. He even considers chocolate ice cream to be insufficiently plain.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Pokey. She most of her dialogue centers around ice cream, even if that has nothing to do with what's going on. Highly implied to be due to the onset of old-age dementia.
- Grumpy Bear: Hokey is generally cantankerous and abrasive, even if he is ultimately helpful. Sadly, this might be because Pokey seems to be losing her mind.
- Henpecked Husband: Hokey keeps Pokey on a short leash to his displeasure, and she successfully sent him to the doghouse over an argument they had.
- Mobile Fishbowl: They likely couldn't survive without one, especially at their advanced age.
- Put on a Bus: Neither appears in the show.
A chimp in a bad suit who acts as a talk show host, a comedic movie star, and a general entertainer. Although he's the biggest hit on the island, he's still willing to take incredibly degrading work.
In the Worlds Unite crossover with the main Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man comic universes, he, Fastidious Beaver, and Sticks were teleported into the overarching conflict thanks to rogue Genesis Portals. While Sticks actively and bravely participated in the story's events, Comedy Chimp and Fastidious mostly cowered and feared for their lives.
- Dragged into Drag: In "Tails' Crush", he got hired by Sonic to help him teach Tails on how to talk to girls.Comedy Chimp: I gotta fire my agent...
- Glory Days: There's a lot of signs that Comedy Chimp's career peaked long ago. His idea of an acceptable gig is cross-dressing to participate in a skit demonstrating how to pick up ladies, he's constantly fearful that his show will be knocked off the air by a younger upstart, and there's photographic evidence showing that he was once much more fit and handsome. This is to say nothing of his general demeanor, which tends to be gruff, bleak, and weary whenever he's not in front of a camera. Think Krusty the Clown, and you've got the right impression of him.
- Good Angel, Bad Angel: In issue 6 of the comic, when he sees Tails fall into a ravine during the Go-Karting competition Eggman organized, he wonders if he should stop to help him out. It's subverted ultimately because Eggman had a Bee-Bot use a holographic projector to trick Comedy Chimp; his shoulder Devil told him to crash his own cart instead (for publicity), and when the Angel appears (after running a little late), it also tells him to crash the kart. He does, and regrets it after.
- Pungeon Master: In his first voiced appearance in "Can an Evil Genius...", he was firing off various ape-related puns on his show. Other appearances show that he can fire off all kinds of puns.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Appears in person twice during "My Fair Sticksy" in the beginning. Firstly, Sonic apologetically dismisses him as he's not amongst the 'up to four friends' Sticks can bring to the Awardee Awards. And during the second time, when he pops in at the notion of being Sticks' escort, he's met with blank expressions.Comedy Chimp: Why do I even bother with you guys... (walks away)
- The Talk Show with Host Name: He hosts a variety-style talk show called "The Comedy Chimp Show".
Comedy Chimp's sidekick of over twenty years, who accompanies his boss on his talk show. Unlike Comedy Chimp, Wolf Sidekick seems to still have a genuine zest for life, even if he comes off as incredibly shallow and as somewhat of an ass-kisser.
- Catchphrase: "Zing!" He also uses "sir" a lot, mimicking Ed McMahon's catchphrase "You are correct sir!" at one point.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voice and mannerisms are all send-ups to Ed McMahon.
- Pungeon Master
- Sidekick: To Comedy Chimp. He actually appears to be a famous sidekick in the Sonic Boom world, having appeared on the cover of a magazine about sidekicks and having his own autobiography, and Tails admires him and says he's "relatable".
- The Usurper: Zig-zagged. Wolf Sidekick never shows any intention to betray Comedy Chimp and constantly exudes an aura of unwavering devotion and affection for even his boss's worst attempts at comedy. That said, he willing mutinies to Knuckles's side once he takes over Comedy Chimp's show, and then he briefly takes the host's chair as soon as Knuckles leaves his post to battle Eggman.
A TV commercial star who has no problem in helping villains or being a generic TV ad sponsor. He's always looking to peddle his merchandise.
- Hates Being Touched: He's a germaphobe, after all.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has no problem insulting people if it means making them better people, and at some point, he gave up his hard-earned cash to pay for his daughter's private school despite wanting to use it to buy himself golf clubs.
- Kent Brockman News: In addition to his self-help guru career, he's also the village's primary news reporter. He's hardly a professional, often complaining about his personal life and televising The Freelance Shame Squad.
- Only in It for the Money: He'll side with whoever is willing to pay for his services. It's worth noting that while in the service of Dr Eggman, he never once encourages the doctor to do anything evil, but is probably aware that the confidence he bestows upon Eggman will perhaps make him a more capable villain.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pink polo shirt.
- The Resenter: He hated Justin Beaver's rise to fame because it made his daughter think he wasn't cool anymore.
- Rousing Speech: He seems to be able to toss these out at a moment's notice to temporarily imbue Eggman with a ton of self-confidence. The good doctor eventually becomes so dependent on this that he loses all of his direction and motivation once he fires Soar.
- Top-Heavy Guy: Almost as much as Knuckles in that regard. Almost.
A tribe of hapless, spineless sycophants that Sonic and Tails swiftly regret helping out.
- The Cat Came Back: Can't get your would-be protectors to stick around? Break into Sonic's shack!
- Demoted to Extra: Their appearances mercifully get shorter and shorter as the episodes go on.
- Early-Bird Cameo: They appeared in an earlier episode on a TV program before getting an actual episode about them.
- Extreme Doormat: As their leader admits, the Gogobas defend themselves by bending to the will of whoever wants to harm them.
- Manipulative Bastard: And as Sonic and Tails discover, it doesn't take long for their antics to reach this point.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: The Gogobas guilt trip Sonic and Tails into staying to protect their village. So Sonic uses their own tactic against them and guilt trips the Gogobas into letting them leave. They one up this by going to Sonic's house so he can serve them there.
- Karma Houdini: In both "Guilt Tripping" and "Late Fees" Sonic and even Eggman are left helpless against their passive aggression. The chief gets a small Karma Houdini Warranty in "Eggman Unplugged" however, if only because Sonic is too distracted to hear his guilt trips.
- Lazy Bum: Heavily implied for the chief in "Late Fees", where he kicks back and sunbathes after guilt-tripping Sonic into fixing his wagon.
- Sugary Malice: Their affable, spineless demeanor shrewdly hides their affinity for mercilessly shaming and snarking people into following their every whim.
A high-class walrus whose babies are constantly being put in peril by Eggman's various schemes.
- Catchphrase: "My baby!" or some variation on it.
- Hypocritical Humor: In Role Models, after her baby tosses his bottle, imitating Sonic and friends tossing their trash into a trashcan like basketballs, she chastises them for being bad role models. She then takes her baby and says...Lady Walrus: Come on, sweetie, let's go find a precarious ledge for you to play on.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Dave the Intern, curiously enough.
- Larynx Dissonance: She's very obviously voiced by a man.
- Running Gag: Her babies being put in danger. Eventually, she starts lampshading it.
- It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog has her subvert it.Lady Walrus: He stole my purse! My baby (pictures)!
- It Takes a Village to Defeat a Hedgehog has her subvert it.
Tails' love interest and a fox like him.
- Distressed Damsel: Tails ends up winning her over through a Rescue Romance from one of Eggman's robot attacks.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Made a non-speaking appearance in "Battle of the Boy Bands" before being the focus of an episode.
- Frying Pan of Doom: Destroys a Badnik with one when the entire village rises against the wave of infected robots in "Robots From The Sky Part 3".
- Nice Girl: Greets Tails whenever she notices him and asks him if he's feeling okay after he starts acting strangely.
- Satellite Love Interest: She's Tails' girlfriend...aaaaaand that's about it.
Another member of the village's minor nobility, Lady Goat often appears as a background character in crowd shots. Her unique traits are bleating her spoken dialogue (in the French and English dubs, at least) and having frequent expressions of shock on her face in reaction to whatever trouble is going on.
- Verbal Tic: Given her species, she's prone to bleating the last words of her sentences.
Just your typical, ordinary guy with no special powers or obvious talents or shortcomings. He and Knuckles are very good friends, though most of their time spent hanging out occurs off-screen. Works at a variety of stores on Bygone Island.
- Color Blind Confusion: In "Bro-Down Showdown", he is paired with Knuckles on the titular game show. When Comedy Chimp asks Mike what color Knuckles is, due to being colorblind, Mike guesses green, even though Knuckles is red. When he finds out he answered wrong, he admits he's colorblind, and when a red light flashes, he asks if the light was green
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Has a mild case of this. He's slightly terse with most people but become more amicable around Knuckles.
A teen pop sensation whose songs are actually an evil plot to brainwash girls into forking over their money.
- Chick Magnet: His songs hypnotize girls into adoring him, even girls that would never actually listen to tween-pop, like Sticks.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Because of his high pitched voice, he was voiced by a woman.
- Hidden Depths: "Vector Detector" reveals that he's secretly part of a book club, shows a surprisingly verbose vocabulary. and also shows that he's insecure about people learning it because he feels it'd be a major blow toward his popularity if word got out, saying his "vapid fans" would reject him, which also indicates some idea on his opinions on celebrity life.
- Good All Along: It was revealed in the climax of his debut that was he was placed under mind control himself by his manager Dixon when the latter found him, after he was released.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Well, it's certainly not the first time someone's made this pun on Justin Bieber's name.
An obsessive fan of Sonic's who offers to be his personal assistant, with disastrous results.
- Ascended Fanboy: At first he's just a fan of Sonic's, but then Sonic accepts Mark's offer of being his personal assistant. Sonic will soon come to regret this.
- However he was actually happy when he was defeated by Sonic and co.
- Expy: The creators claim that Mark is a Lighter and Softer version of Annie Wilkes, and implications show that it might be true.
- Graceful Loser: He is all but excited to be defeated by Sonic and friends.
- Loony Fan: After Sonic decides to spend some time with his friends, Mark knocks Sonic out in a motorcycle crash and puts him in a full body cast to keep him in his house like Annie in Misery. While there, he force-feeds Sonic pie and tries to make him reenact his fan fiction, some of which is explicitly said to be NSFW.Sonic: Ooh, Son/Amy! Heh heh... Spicy...
- Nerd Glasses: He wears big brown glasses.
- Shipper on Deck: Subverted. He has SonAmy fanfiction, but he doesn't really care for the subject matter, and he only did so out of obligation.
- Stalker Without a Crush: Though given that he has written non-family-friendly fanfiction of Sonic, that "Without A Crush" bit is certainly in question. And then there's the fact that his painting of Sonic has Sonic holding a rather phallic chilli dog in front of his crotch.
- Straw Fan: He's an obvious parody of some of the more insane parts of the Sonic fanbase.
A former member of the Froglodytes. A peace-lover among a horde of villainous scum, Og would flee from his home to start a new life on Seaside Island.
- Ascended Extra: In a sense, he was only mentioned being sick and couldn't appear in the Froglodytes first appearance.
- Badass Pacifist: He may hate fighting but he will do so for a righteous cause.
- Defector from Decadence: As the above suggest, he didn't like how he was the only one who wanted peace in a tribe of warmongers, so when a hole opens up due to a drill, he took the first chance he got to escape.
- Cool Pet: Knuckles adopts her at the end of her debut episode.
- Edible Ammunition: Shoots tomatoes out of her mouth.
- Expy: Of Ms. Pac-Man.
- The Game Come to Life: A digital video game character that Tails brings into the real world with a recent improvement on one of his inventions.
- Super Toughness: Gets blasted with a few lasers, but the most it does to her is give her discomfort.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Lampshaded by Knuckles in that she is just the original Tomatopotamus character design given a red bow to make a female character.
- Your Size May Vary: In-Universe: Due to a file-size throttle that Tails installed into the Build-It Box, she's about the size of a cat. When Nominatus disables it, however, she's about the size of an actual hippo.
- The Ace: He's genuinely pretty good at his job, picking up hints and clues that even Sonic misses. When the case is supposedly solved, Vector is unsure of the resolution and goes off the record to find the real story - which he does without a hitch.
- Adaptation Deviation: Downplayed. The title of his episode implies he's still a detective, but now going solo. The episode itself confirms this, albeit with him doing a reality show.
- Adapted Out: Espio and Charmy are nowhere to be seen. A quick throwaway conversation between Sonic and Vector implies the latter was still a detective before he signed on for the reality show, so it's possible they went their separate ways.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Loud and showoff. Nonetheless, he's a very competent detective.
- The Cameo: Morpho briefly turns into him during the opening scenes of "Where Have All The Sonics Gone?"
- Canon Immigrant: A character from the main series transplanted into the Boom universe. Notably, he's the first character from the main series to appear that wasn't in the three video games.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Vector Detector", of course.
- Early-Bird Cameo: In "Where Have All The Sonics Gone?". Oddly, his voice actor was credited for the role...even though Vector doesn't speak in the episode.
- Foil: To Tommy Thunder. While both are big hits on TV and are quite loud and egotistic, Tommy is in the movie business and is about as spineless and glory-hogging as one can get. Vector is on the smaller screen, likes to take charge (and it isn't an act) and isn't above asking pedestrians (as pedestrian as you can get with Sonic, anyway) for help.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Trades his headphones for a black leather jacket.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A pompous showoff, especially on-camera, but he isn't afraid to go off-script and request the help of others if he's unsure about the case at hand.
- Money, Dear Boy: In-Universe. Fully admits that he's only doing his reality show because he was paid quite a lot to do so. Subverted for the most part, as Vector still has his morals despite this.
- Remember the New Guy?: Downplayed. It's hinted that Vector's show is popular (as Amy praises his abilities), but also relatively new (as Sonic hasn't heard of it and questions Vector on this).
- Spotting the Thread:
- In "Vector Detector", Vector realizes he's been duped in some way when Amy tells him that her hammer is one-of-a-kind, leaving him to wonder why someone would want to steal an incredibly-obvious item that literally everyone recognizes.
- Further investigations while assisted by Sonic reveal that they found out how weird it was that all the evidence they found pointed to one suspect, only for it to directly point to another shortly after they found the first suspect innocent. This fact helps then find the real culprit.
- In "Vector Detector", Vector realizes he's been duped in some way when Amy tells him that her hammer is one-of-a-kind, leaving him to wonder why someone would want to steal an incredibly-obvious item that literally everyone recognizes.
- Tattoo as Character Type: Has a tattoo of an eight-point Compass Rose on his left arm. What significance this has is currently not known.
- Wing Ding Eyes: As a probable Mythology Gag to his first appearance in Sonic Heroes, his eyes become dollar signs when he talks about the amount of money he was offered for his reality show. Tails then tells him he should see an optometrist for it