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    Sonic the Hedgehog 
Voiced by: Jaleel White (English), Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese)
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Leader of the Freedom Fighters and main character of the series.

    Princess Sally Acorn 
Voiced by: Kath Soucie
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The king's only daughter, the Freedom Fighters' strategist, and Sonic's love interest.

    Tails 
Voiced by: Bradley Pierce (EN), Nariko Fujieda (JP)
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A young fox who was born with two tails. He can use them to fly by twirling them.

    Bunnie Rabbot 
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A rabbit whose super-strong cyborg body allows her to be the Freedom Fighter's heavy hitter.

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    Antoine Depardieu 
Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
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A cowardly coyote who was once a palace guard.

  • Anti-Hero: Like Sonic, he is often arrogant and self-centered, but is still a member of the Freedom Fighters.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: He guards Sally with his life, and saved her life on two occasions. When she's in danger, his cowardice doesn't even exist.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's the usual butt of Sonic's jokes, is constantly reprimanded, and only Tails ever listened to his stories. This gets magnified in the second season.
  • Can't Catch Up: To Sonic, both literally and figuratively. He was nowhere near as powerful or competent as Sonic is, and despite his efforts, he couldn't make Sally admire him as much as she does Sonic.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: He is a coward, a bungler, and the worst fighter in the group.
  • Child Soldier: While this is true of nearly all of the Freedom Fighters, Antoine is the only one of them who wears a military uniform. It's implied that Antoine was slated to be trained as a royal guard, and might have even been in the cadet program when Robotnik took over. His cowardliness could stem from his lack of training, but despite that, in honor of the position he would have had, he goes along with the others on missions to protect the Princess, as he is the closest they have to a royal guard now. This is backed up by his over protectiveness of Sally in season one, and the fact that he will put his life on the line to protect her without hesitation, despite his fears.
    Antoine: "I would gladly to sacrifice my life for you, my princess."
  • Cowardly Lion: Antoine prefers to stand back rather than face danger. That said, given the right motivation he proves to be surprisingly competent.
  • Dirty Coward: The second season largely turned him into this.
  • Dub Name Change: In France, he was known as Antoine Gontran de la Renardière. The "renard" in his name indicates that he is a fox, at least in France.
  • The Ditz / Dumb Blonde: A Rare Male Example. His hair is dirty blonde, and he's certainly not the smartest member of the team.
  • Flanderization: He was originally rather pompous and cowardly, but had some amount of lucidity and nobility, and even competence. In Season Two however he more or less devolved into a full time Straw Loser, barely able to spend five seconds without saying or doing something stupid or narcissistic and acting like a full blown Dirty Coward.
  • Giftedly Bad: His attempt to write Sally a romantic poem leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Glory Seeker: He once attempted to capture Robotnik on his own for personal glory and to win Sally's heart. Suffice to say, it didn't go very well.
  • Gratuitous French: Constant "Frenchisms" spill from his lips, as part of his obvious stereotyping.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: In "Hooked On Sonics", he's so jealous of Sally's adoration of Sonic that he attempts to capture Robotnik on his own in the hopes of winning her hand. It goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Sally.
  • Informed Species: This was even called out in a reader's letter in the Archie comic. It was established a while ago that he's a coyote.
  • Innocent Innuendo: Thanks to his speech issues he accidentally calls fertilizer "fraternizer" on one occasion.
  • Interspecies Romance: His unrequited crush on Sally.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being being a cowardly, pompous oaf, he has proven to be unquestionably loyal to Princess Sally, and on occasion shown traits of Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass when one of the others was in trouble, like when Sonic was about to be ambushed from behind by a Nasty Hyena.
  • Large Ham: Has a habit of Chewing the Scenery, particularly with his French accent. It helps that he's voiced by Rob Paulsen.
  • Leitmotif: He has his own theme tune in Season 2.
  • Limited Wardrobe: In "The Odd Couple", it is discovered that his wardrobe contains multiple copies of the same outfit.
  • The Load: He is incredibly cowardly and almost never contributes anything of value, yet for some reason they frequently bring him along on action missions.
  • Lovable Coward: This is what Antoine was aimed towards, until Flanderization leaned him more along the lines of a Jerkass Dirty Coward and an Upper-Class Twit.
  • Malaproper: In his world, a fool is a fuel, bingo is pronounced gringo, and fertilizer is fraternizer.
  • Miles Gloriosus: He acts so much like a professional (if ineffectual) soldier that it's hard to remember he's supposed to be the same age as the rest of the group.
  • The Munchausen: Antone has gone on various legitimate adventures, and on some occasions has proven to be genuinely helpful. That said, he tends to exaggerate his importance in anything he talks about, and no one believes him regardless of the reality of his experiences.
  • Neat Freak: In "The Odd Couple" Sonic's messy habits eventually drive Antone insane when they're forced to share a hut.
  • No Respect Guy: Sometimes to the point of making him The Woobie of the episode.
  • Phrase Catcher: "Shut up, Antoine".
  • Plucky Comic Relief: In season 1.
  • Poirot Speak: He painfully mixes English and French in his sentences and his accent makes certain words almost impossible to interpret, much to the confusion of the other characters.
  • The Rival: For Sonic in terms of winning Sally's affection.
  • The So-Called Coward: He saved Sally's life at least twice ("Sonic Boom" and "Spyhog") without the slightest hesitation. Even someone as bumbling, cowardly and self-important as him realizes that the princess' safety comes first.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: He's the star of the second season's mandated 'comedic' mini-episodes.
  • Straw Loser: In Season two. All the Freedom Fighters have noticeable flaws: Sonic in particular is incredibly arrogant and prone to endanger the team in his recklessness or lack of tact. Antoine however, is a bastion of negative human qualities and has few redeeming ones to compensate. In general, if one character has a flaw, Antoine has it tens times more.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: Antoine is Sonic's rival for Sally's affection. This fact is played up in Warp Sonic.
  • Unexplained Accent: He has a French name and accent despite everyone else around him having some sort of American accent. This is unexplained, except for a throw-away line that he had training in the "Delmont Province". The accent seems to be mostly there to have him fit the stereotype of a Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey (er...coyote).
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In "Spyhog", Antoine is being held captive and interrogated by Snively. Antoine insists that Snively can visit whatever horrors he wants upon the beleaguered coyote — his lips are sealed. Then Snively nearly breaks him... by preparing French cuisine incorrectly (making escargot with margarine?!).

    Rotor the Walrus 
Voiced by: Mark Ballou (Season 1), Cam Brainard (Season 2)
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A Walrus who served as the team's smart guy.

  • Adorkable: Especially in early episodes.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: As much as they could get away with in a kids show. Rotor prefers being alone and spends a little too much time on his niche - inventing things. His vocal inflections and overall social behavior are somewhat off as well.
  • Art Evolution: While several other characters go through minor design changes, Rotor's are most evident, gradually becoming chubbier and more anthropomorphic. He goes through at least two drastic design changes throughout the show's run (once after the pilot, another during the second season).
  • The Artifact: He was originally an Adorkable Ditzy Genius who provided tech support, however as both Sally's intellect and Antoine's clumsiness got Flanderized in the second season, his role became more superfluous, only having odd moments of importance.
  • Big Brother Instinct: While he and Tails are the characters who interact the least, there are a couple of moments where he looks out for Tails, like stopping him from falling into the lake while holding a power ring and stopping him from touching a hot satellite.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the pilot and odd early episodes, he was more clumsy and dorky, a role that was associated more with Antoine and Dulcy afterwards. The series bible also reveals him to be fond of practical jokes, particuarly involving Antoine's hair. This never got past the outline.
  • Demolitions Expert: He's the man who makes the Freedom Fighter's grenades and other such weapons.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's given far less focus in season two.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Rotor has a goofier design with a purple color scheme in the pilot episode. Similar to the Sally example, this would be utilized in the comics (though actually was kept as his permanent design in that media). His design would be changed again halfway through the show's run. His personality is also a lot more buffoonish in the pilot, having more a Plucky Comic Relief role that Antoine and Dulcy would later usurp.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He builds all of the cool toys that the Freedom Fighters use.
  • Genius Bruiser: While he may be more of a stay at home engineer type, he's also very strong, and is both able and quite willing to throw his ample weight around if he needs to.
  • Humble Hero: He's a modest, humble fellow who prefers being a handyman to being a hero.
  • Mr Fix It: If the group needs something mechanical designed, invented or repaired, he's the guy they see.
  • Nice Guy: He's easily one of the nicest characters in the show.
  • Nice Hat: It's red in the second season of the cartoon, and yellow in the pilot, first season and comics design.
  • Out of Focus: In season two.
  • Same Character, but Different: Rotor's design was given an overhaul twice over in the series.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the group's inventor, engineer, and general tech-wizard, whilst Sally and NICOLE handle tactics.
  • Warm-Hearted Walrus: He is a walrus, and he is not only loyal to the Freedom Fighters, but also one of the kindest characters in the show.

    Uncle Chuck 
Voiced by: William Windom
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Sonic's genius uncle who was roboticized when Sonic was very young.

  • And I Must Scream: Like all roboticized Mobians, Chuck was fully aware of everything he was doing while under Robotnik's control, but was unable to stop himself.
  • Animal Facial Hair: He sports a large, bushy mustache.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Like all roboticized Mobians, he's compelled to obey Robotnik's directives, no matter what.
  • Brainwash Residue: He has to constantly fight his programming in order to function. He can also summon his programming to disguise himself more effectively as a spy.
  • Cool Old Guy: Definitely. This trope is part of the reason the team is so fond of him.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He anticipated that Robotnik would find his workshop, so he had a backup one just in case.
  • Dirty Old Man: A very minor example - he once stole a quick kiss from Bunnie during a brief victory celebration.
  • Famed In-Story: Everyone knows him. Even Sally seems breathless upon first meeting him.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He's a very, very capable scientist and engineer.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He delayed Robotnik's attempts to roboticize Sonic and his friends when they were children so they could escape, but he was caught and roboticized in the process.
  • Heroic Willpower: He resists Robotnik's control is through sheer force of will.
  • Honorary Uncle: Everyone refers to him as "Uncle Chuck".
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He was pretty short compared to the younger King Max. That said, he's the same size as Sonic, so the King may just be very big.
  • The Mole: After they manage to break his programming and compelled loyalty to Robotnik, he stays in Robotropolis so he can spy on Robotnik for the Freedom Fighters undetected.
  • Mortality Phobia: His fear of death was his motivation to build the Roboticizer.
  • Nice Guy
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: He was the original inventor of the roboticizer, which was made to help old people live longer. Unfortunately, it had the terrible side effect of taking away their free will, which is why Robotnik stole the blueprints for it.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: He gets one of these in Ultra Sonic as his roboticization starts to take over again.
  • Papa Wolf: He sacrifices his well being repeatedly for the sake of Sonic and his comrades. He even stays as a spy in Robotropolis simply to help them fend off Robotnik.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Like all Roboticized Mobians, he has glowing red eyes.
  • Sympathetic Sentient Weapon: Like all roboticized Mobians, he's been unwillingly granted increased strength, longevity and durability in exchange for his free will, and is programmed to fight against the Freedom Fighters no matter what he actually desires.
  • Team Dad: He's an elder statesman among the Freedom Fighters and a father figure, particularly to Sonic.
  • Token Adult: He's the only regular adult among the Freedom Fighters.

    Dulcy the Dragon 
Voiced by: Cree Summer
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A dragon who was very suddenly introduced in season 2. She may not be the smartest member of the team, but she's willing to get in and bash bots all the same.

  • An Ice Person: She can fire streams of freezing cold vapor out of her nostrils.
  • Captain Crash: She almost always messes up her landings. The only time she doesn't is when she's carrying another dragon's egg.
  • Cousin Oliver: She just shows up in the first episode of season two. Everyone acts like she'd been there all along.
  • The Ditz: She's kind of a thick-head.
  • Flying Firepower: She can fly, and she can also exhale fire or ice at will. She prefers ice.
  • Giant Flyer: She's the only Freedom Fighter who can fly long distances, and she is so big that she can carry several of them on her body as she does.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: She seems to exist just because dragons are cool: there is little narrative purpose for her presence.
  • Last of His Kind Thanks to Robotnik, she is quickly approaching this, if she isn't already. He's been roboticizing her entire species.
  • Lightning Bruiser: She's both very strong and very fast, especially when she "Cracks The Whip".
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is Spanish for "sweet", and she is a very nice dragon.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother, Sabina, was captured and roboticized.
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: Basically her defining characteristic. She acts like she's being scolded by her "Ma" every time she crashes.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Unlike other lore, she's a complete klutz with a child-like mentality, and while she retains flight and other mythical powers, only once do we actually witness her breathe fire (to destroy an antenna). She generally breathes ice instead.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She just suddenly appears in the second season premiere as if she was one of the Freedom Fighters the whole time.
  • Watch Out for That Tree!: A drowsy Dulcy hits one in "Game Guy". Given Rotor's expression when she lands in his workshop, it's happened before.

    Julian Robotnik 
Voiced by: Jim Cummings
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The Big Bad, responsible for overthrowing the king of Mobotropolis, and converting the city into a heavily industrialized war factory. He rules with an iron fist, roboticizing the entire populace in order to quell any and all rebellion.

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    Snively 
Voiced by: Charlie Adler
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Robotnik's nephew and right-hand man. Often used as the doctor's punching bag, Snively has gained a conniving and ambitious personality intent on overthrowing his uncle.

  • Actually Pretty Funny: He laughed like a hyena at the sight of Robotnik being tormented by Naugus' witchcraft. This almost certainly done no favours for Snively's own treatment once Robotnik finally took over. Who's Laughing Now? indeed?
  • Bald of Evil: He's bald and he's cruel.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Robotnik isn't incompetent, but he is prone to great outbursts of rage, usually with Snively as the only target. As a result, Snively grows to hate both his job, his life, and Robotnik.
  • But I Read a Book About It: Snively is easily as well educated as Sally is, and is shown doing research on ancient history, biology, and culture. When Robotnik needs info on an unknown, Snively's his resource.
  • Butt-Monkey: He was always used as a punching bag by Robotnik, but that's a given - Robotnik abuses everything he touches. Starting in Season 2, though, he was also being treated as a joke by the Freedom Fighters.
  • Cassandra Truth: He often warns Robotnik when he's overachieving. He never listens.
  • Characterization Marches On: He was actually a sincere Yes-Man to Robotnik in Season One, doing his honest best to facilitate his plans more effectively and taking pleasure in what rare praise he received from him. In Season Two, he blatantly loathes Robotnik. It's easily inferred that Robotnik's constant abuse eventually broke what faith Snively had in him, causing him to hate his uncle.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: In addition to his plotting against Robotnik, had the show not been Screwed by the Network, he would have fled to the freedom fighters in Season 3. Then he would betray them as well.
  • Crazy-Prepared: While Robotnik is often overconfident to a fault and tends to endanger himself, Snively is much more cautious and conservative with his resources: he doesn't like danger, and always takes steps to ensure his own safety. This ends up saving his life.
  • Dirty Coward: As you'd expect.
  • Evil Laugh: He has a menacing chuckle, and a crazy, high-pitched cackle.
  • Gag Nose: He has an exaggeratedly long, pointy nose.
  • Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Apparently, the rush of wind from a time-travelling Sonic blasting by tore most of the hair from his head, leaving him with just a few long strands poking wildly out of his scalp.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Snively is a treacherous weasel whose ruthlessness only pales compared to his uncle. He is also a pitiful, bumbling coward that nobody takes seriously. Sonic and even the highly cautious Sally have problems viewing Snively as a serious threat. He's got a terrifying brain, but in terms of brawn, you can tell by his spindly, twig-like physique he's a pushover, and you would be quite justified in calling him spineless.
  • Karma Houdini: Thanks to the show's abrupt cancellation, he never got his comeuppance.
  • Lack of Empathy: He directly helped his Uncle orchestrate the conquest of Mobius, and continues to assist him in hunting down the Freedom Fighters - he isn't at all resentful about any of it.
  • Large Ham: He's voiced by Charlie Adler after all.
  • Laughably Evil: He's not much more pleasant than Robotnik, though he is far more blundering and goofy.
  • Nerdy Nasalness: His voice is quite nasally.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: While he is definitely pathetic compared to Robotnik, he is very quick to take advantages where and when he sees them - this trait has actually gotten closer to discovering and conquering Knothole than his uncle ever did. If his uncle had any respect for him, the Freedom Fighters might not be here. He also makes a few shrewd moves behind Robotnik's back - he built an escape system into Robotropolis' War Room that was only big enough to fit his own diminutive size, just on the off chance that he might need it. He did.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: For helping his Uncle Julian overthrow the King, and assisting in the coup and robotocization of millions of innocent people, Robotnik "promotes" his nephew to the position of his personal toady and punching bag.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: He has several comical traits: a nasal voice tone, a goofy appearance, and when he is on the receiving end of abuse from his uncle Robotnik, a high-pitched scream.
  • Servile Snarker: He often makes snide remarks about his uncle behind his back, especially in Season 2.
  • Slimeball: A nice guy, he ain't.
  • The Starscream: Zigzagged. In the Second Season, He constantly grumbles over having to serve the Doctor, but doesn't actually attempt to harm him. He simply plays along until Robotnik is killed in the final episode, then is seen donning a new, imperialistic outfit and declaring that it's "his turn". He does, however, resemble Starscream in voice, especially considering his voice is done by Charlie Adler.
  • Sycophantic Servant: In the first season, he is far less hateful towards his uncle.
  • The Trickster: Compared to Robotnik, Snively is far less rigid and far more crafty: his plans more often involve taking advantage of personality flaws or using hidden traps instead of using brute force. It was actually Snively's idea to take advantage of Sonic's ego in Sonic Racer, and it almost worked.
  • Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: He's generally comical compared to his evil uncle, Dr. Robotnik.
  • Villain Team-Up: It was planned that he'd do this with Naugus in the early part of Season 3, only for Naugus to betray him.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He wants Julian to acknowledge his contributions and treat him like another human. He once attempted an attack on Knothole while Robotnik was gone, just to impress him.
  • Yes-Man: Enforced: Robotnik made it quite clear to Snively that his sole purpose is to fulfill the doctor's schemes and compliment his brilliance. Snively wouldn't even mind if it weren't for the fact that he gets absolutely no recognition for his own accomplishments.
  • You Have Failed Me: Robotnik attempts this indirectly in "The Doomsday Project", leaving him to die in his imploding base out of spite. Snively however had predicted as much from his uncle and had made his own method of escape.
    Robotnik: Only room for ONE, Snively! *closes escape pod*
    Snively: *flees via a secret tunnel* You don't give me enough credit, Julian!

    King Acorn 
Voiced by: Tim Curry
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Former King of Mobotropolis and father of Princess Sally. Deposed by Robotnik and exiled to the Void.

    Naugus 
Voiced by: Michael Bell
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A wizard from the Void. Though he was antagonistic only towards Robotnik, he was slated to become season three's Big Bad.

  • Affably Evil: He seems surprisingly friendly and easy-going when the Freedom Fighters meet him. However, he's just as ruthlessly ambitious as Robotnik, and willing to do anything in order to get his revenge on Robotnik.
  • Baleful Polymorph: He can transform a person into seemingly anything by just snapping his fingers. He enjoys tormenting Robotnik by transforming him into ridiculous shapes.
  • Big Bad: Was meant to be this for Season 3.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Season 3 would've made him into this if the series hadn't been cut short.
  • Enemy Mine: While Sonic was initially mad about being tricked into freeing him, Naugus points out that Sonic should be glad he's released since he's going to get rid of Robotnik and is even nice enough to let Sonic go back and rescue his friends from the Void. Word of God is that he'd have become more antagonistic towards the Freedom Fighters in Season 3.
  • Evil Sorcerer: His Modus Operandi.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Naugus spent years trapped in the Void. He finally manages to escape once, but willingly returns once he realizes that spending all those years in the Void has affected his body; If he's outside of it for too long, he begins to slowly crystallize.
  • The Dreaded: This guy makes Robotnik quiver in terror.
  • The Unfettered: He wants the same thing the Freedom Fighters want: to kill Robotnik. The problem is, he will do absolutely anything to do it, with zero concern for anything that gets in his way.
  • Villain Team-Up: It was planned that, in the Third Season, he would initially do this with Snively (hence the ominous red eyes beside Snively in The Stinger for the show), as well as bringing along Robotnik as his tormented slave. However, he'd then betray Snively and take over himself, forcing Snively into an Enemy Mine with the Freedom Fighters.

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