Sonic The Hedgehog
- Sonic: Change reality any way you like, Robotnik! Whatever you do I'll still fight you! And somehow, I'll win! Because no matter how ridiculous the situation, I'll never give up, Robotnik! I'll never give up!
Sonic the Hedgehog is the leader of the Freedom Fighters based out of the Emerald Hill Zone and is commonly regarded as the hero of Mobius. Born with the power to run at unnatural speeds Sonic was involved in an experiment which allowed him to break the sound barrier, resulting in a sonic boom that turned him blue. Working with Doctor Kintobor to rid the planet of all evil, Sonic witnessed the good Doctor's transformation into his long-time nemesis Doctor Ivo Robotnik. He is probably most famous on Mobius for opposing Robotnik on countless occasions, and later deposing of the tyrant during the final victory in the Metropolis Zone. For undercover work, he has often disguised himself under the alias of Bob Beaky to avoid revealing his true identity. Due to extreme exposure to high levels of Chaos energy Sonic has developed a transformation into an alter-ego known as Super Sonic. This malevolent demonic being is unleashed in times of great stress or if he is overexposed to additional Chaos energy.
- Adaptational Jerkass: He's a heroic, laidback character in the games, and at the time of Sonic the Comic was written in western canon as being a Totally Radical Mascot with Attitude. But here, he's a bullying, immature Jerkass, especially to Tails. Despite caring for his friends, he really has a hard time showing it and usually uses Trash Talk.
- Alternate Identity Amnesia: Though he knows of Super Sonic's existence, he has no recollection of his actions whenever Super is active.
- Ambiguous Disorder: According to Nigel Kitching, Sonic has an inability to properly express his feelings (see: Porker Lewis calling it quits). Back when he was all brown and prickly, he was apparently withdrawn enough to rely on a human for social comfort, and aside from that only seemed to care about running.
- Anti-Hero: Type I or II; he's the hero of Mobius and takes its protection seriously, but is a cocky, immature Jerkass.
- Badass Boast: His boast to Robotnik after the later becomes a Reality Warper (as seen above) says it all.
- Big Brother Bully: To Tails.
- Big Eater: As shown in issue 5. After his morning workout, he sits down to a breakfast of over 200 hamburgers, and at the end, eats 300 hot dogs and 100 thick shakes, informing Tails that the hamburgers were just the first course.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Played with. While seen as a hero and Hope Bringer to all of Mobius, he's a self-centered, immature Jerkass. That being said, Sonic does care about his friends and is determined to protect Mobius and prevent injustice, even if he has trouble showing it.
- Black Comedy: In one issue, he deliberately let Tails think he was dead for a laugh (possibly issue 6, after Tails thinks Sonic perished on the exploding Death Egg, but had hitched a ride off on Tails' escape pod after steering the former away from crash landing on the Emerald Hill Zone); several characters have even mentioned his "strange sense of humor."
- Blood Knight: He gets bored and restless when there's no new challenge or threat, and will often deliberately go seeking one out.
- Blow You Away: By running at full speed around an enemy, he can form a Sonic Cyclone that rips the enemy to shreds through its slipstream. A variation of this technique is a "cocoon of speed", which he uses to contain bombs and missiles and protect outside forces from the blast radius.
- Cool Shades: He sports them in the second comic, for no apparent reason other than to look cool. He also constantly sports a pair when he disguises himself as Bob Beaky.
- Create Your Own Villain: In the Brotherhood of Metallix story arc loosely based on Sonic CD had Sonic going back in time and deliberately causing the accident that turned kindly Dr. Ovi Kintobor into Dr. Ivo Robotnik. In the altered timeline where the accident never occurred, the Brotherhood of Metallix were solely the work of Grimer and conquered Mobius and couldn't be stopped- in the real timeline, Robotnik worked on the Metallixes, too, and thought to give them a mass-self-destruct function.
- Determinator: No matter what happens, he won't give up. In fact, he weaponises this fact against a special Badnik that Robotnik developed with the ability to predict its targets' every move. When Sonic announces that he couldn't defeat this Badnik and that he intended to surrender, it undergoes a Logic Bomb, as Robotnik had designed it under the knowledge that Sonic would never give up.
- Drama-Preserving Handicap: Since a lot of Badniks use organic batteries, Sonic often has to hold back against them to avoid harming the captive animals inside.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: Sonic had the "mohawk" seen in early western Sonic art for a few early issues.
- Emotionally Tongue-Tied: In issue #76, when Porker Lewis quits the Freedom Fighters, Sonic is angry at him; Nigel Kitching explains in a forum post that this was "because he didn't want Porker to go - not because he despised him for his cowardice but because he was just so desperate for Porker to stay. It's just Sonic's inability to express his feelings get him so screwed up."
- Energy Absorption: He is able to absorb Chaos Energy, the first time he did so caused the creation of Super Sonic.
- Experienced Protagonist: By the time of the first issue, he's already an established hero who has thwarted Robotnik not once, but twice.
- Everyone Has Standards: He's a Jerkass for sure, but he's still a hero and there are lines he won't cross. Case in point: during the Shanazar arc, when he discovered the Awful Truth that the children used as vessels for the Mystic Genies would die after five years due to the strain of the power, Sonic was absolutely disgusted and smashed the Mystic Globe that made the rituals for it possible.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: His Bob Beaky disguise is a penguin.
- Force Field: By vibrating his molecules at super-speed, Sonic can create a forcefield.
- Full-Body Disguise: Sonic's Bob Beaky disguise (a green ushanka and duffel coat, yellow-checked scarf, grey boots and mittens, wraparound shades, and false beak) which completely conceals Sonic's body, allowing him to travel incognito or infiltrate a public area.
- Godzilla Threshold: When he first fought the second Metallix, and later when he fought Commander Brutus, Sonic was so outmatched that he was forced to unleash Super Sonic to defeat them. Keep in mind that in STC, Super Sonic is a Superpowered Evil Side who's completely Ax-Crazy and a danger to friend and foe alike, and Sonic has no control over him.
- Good Is Not Nice: He'll risk life and limb to save an innocent and stop injustice, but he's nonetheless abrasive and has little patience for most people.
- Genius Bruiser: He can smash robots with his bare hands, and while he prefers the Leeroy Jenkins approach, he is smarter than he lets on; when his usual Attack! Attack! Attack! style doesn't work, Sonic gets more tactical and use his powers more creatively. The most noticeable example of his intelligence is in the 100th issue: when Super Sonic supercharged the Black Asteroid he was trapped in, turning it into a massive electron bomb that would knock out every computer system on the planet, Sonic had the idea to have the Omni-Viewer teleport it to Mobius, since nearly every computer system there belongs to Dr. Robotnik. The resulting EMP disables all of Robotnik's technology, allowing Sonic and co. to finally overthrow him.
- He defeats an omnipotent Reality Warper Robotnik in Showdown by manipulating his ego and asking for one ally, which wouldn't make a difference in his chances against the godlike Robotnik. Except he chose Knuckles.
- Heroic BSoD:
- He had/came close to having one of these a couple of times. Mostly when something seriously bad happened to his friends. Finding out Robotnik had changed history so that he wasn't there to stop Tails dying, or the time he thought he (as Super Sonic) had vaporised Tails and Amy.
- After Johnny's death, Sonic breaks completely. The issue after the death has a particularly cruel bait and switch where it looks like the character has survived but it turns out Sonic is hallucinating in his grief.
- Heroic Resolve:
- So long as something existed to menace Mobius, Sonic would never give up. Best exemplified by the speech he gives to Robotnik when the latter has absorbed the power of the Chaos emeralds to attain reality warping powers, while they're fighting through a series of increasingly bizarre scenarios. And essentially tricks Robotnik into setting up his own defeat and depowering.
- In one story, Sonic fights a robot that can predict his every move and counteract it. So Sonic gives up. Since the robot was programmed to believe that this circumstance would never happen, it malfunctions and blows up, which is exactly what Sonic intended.
- The Hero: The hero of Mobius.
- Hulking Out: Whenever Sonic became stressed or extremely angry he transforms into Super Sonic.
- Hidden Depths:
- Sonic often quietly admits to himself that he may be in over his head when nobody else is around to hear it.
- He's also shown to care deeply about his friends, but he isn't comfortable admitting it in public.
- Insufferable Genius: Boasts about his skills but he is as skilled as he says.
- It's All My Fault: During the comic's final arc, he blames himself when Johnny Lightfoot is killed by Chaos, to the extent that it sends him into a Heroic BSoD and 10-Minute Retirement.
- Jerkass to One: Depending on the Writer. He's sometimes portrayed as a very immature and callous Jerkass to others, including his own friends, but he treats Tails more awfully than he does with the others, as he would always insult him, belittle him, and make cruel jokes at his expense.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's considerably more immature and dickish than most of his other incarnations, and constantly makes cruel jokes at Tails' expense. That being said, Sonic does care about his friends, with his anger at Porker's quitting the Freedom Fighters being confirmed by Word of God as actually being because he desperately wanted him to stay, and takes Mobius' protection very seriously.
- Kryptonite Factor: Mega Mack, the pink chemical in the Chemical Plant Zone. While hazardous to all organic life, and deadly enough to leave Zones uninhabitable for a hundred years, Mega Mack is especially deadly to Sonic; even just standing in it for a few minutes can fatally poison him.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Sonic's natural tendency is to just rush straight into battle without thinking, and rely on sheer force to plow through anything in his way. This often causes him to be overpowered by stronger enemies, or overwhelmed by sheer numbers. Best seen in this quote where Sonic leaps out of a plane to take on hundreds of robots:Tails: But Sonic, shouldn't we have some kind of plan?
Sonic: I have a plan. [leaps out of plane] I plan to win!
- Locked into Strangeness: He turned blue due to an accident.
- Loophole Abuse: In issue 92 Charmy has to stay behind in the Hive because of his mother's wishes. But since Sonic had just saved the Hive from a Wasp invasion, he is granted one wish. Sonic uses it to allow Charmy to stay with the Chaotix.
- My God, What Have I Done?: He has this expression on his face at the end of part 2 of the story Running Wild, when he thinks Super Sonic has killed the Freedom Fighters.
- Nice Hat: Sonic's Bob Beaky disguise's green ushanka hat.
- Only Sane Man: Sonic, whenever he's in the Special Zone and how he feels while in Shanazar.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: He turns yellow when he goes Super Sonic.
- Real Men Hate Affection: Word of God is that Sonic has trouble expressing his feelings; when Porker Lewis quit the Freedom Fighters, Sonic's anger at Porker leaving was in fact because he desperately wanted him to stay, but he simply couldn't spit it out.
- Red Oni: To Amy's blue.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: He is the can which Super Sonic is sealed in but whenever Sonic became stressed or extremely angry he transforms into Super Sonic.
- Secret Keeper: Becomes one to Charmy Bee when he agrees to keep their adventure in the Hive a secret. Though as he puts it, he did it not out of altruism but rather because the Chaotix would kill him if they found out.
- Smug Super: He loves boasting about how cool and strong he is, but has the skills to back it up.
- Strong and Skilled: He's a master at finding ways to use his Super Speed, and while he prefers to just Speed Blitz his opponents, he will fall back and use his powers more tactically and creatively when that doesn't work (like grabbing hold of them and super-vibrating himself, creating cyclones with his speed, angling his attacks so that his momentum is transferred to the enemy, or timing the attack to strike at the point where the enemy is most vulnerable)
- Super Drowning Skills: Played straight then subverted. Handwaved by Sonic as him having taken swimming lessons.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: His super form is this, see Super Sonic's own section.
- Super Speed: He regularly breaks the sound barrier when running, and at one point, pushes himself to the limit to stop two missiles that had been launched in opposite directions; as a result, even while just walking, the world is frozen in Bullet Time to him.
- Swiss-Army Superpower: His only real superpower is Super Speed, but he can do a lot with it (creating cyclones by running around opponents, vibrating his molecules, etc.)
- 10-Minute Retirement: Briefly leaves the Freedom Fighters upon the death of Johnny Lightfoot, but returns with a more focused demeanor.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Rather than his usual chilli dogs, this version of Sonic is a vegetarian whose favorite snacks are Bean Burgers.
- Trapped in Another World: He is trapped in the Special Zone for about fifteen issues.
- He later becomes trapped in the micro-world of Shanazar.
- Trash Talk: He uses it on his foes.
- Vibro Weapon: The Insta-Shield, created by super-vibrating air molecules around his body.
- Victory Is Boring: Once he finally succeeds at overthrowing Robotnik in issue 100, he quickly becomes bored to tears with no enemy to fight. He practically jumped at the chance to investigate an issue on the Flickies' island, on Tails' advice.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tails. While he may seem like a jerk, Sonic doesn't outright bully him.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: Averted: Sonic's natural tendency is to just plow through his enemies with shear force and speed, but when faced with an enemy who this doesn't work against he tends to get more tactical and use his powers more creatively.
Miles "Tails" Prower
A two-tailed fox from the Nameless Zone, a Zone hidden to the rest of Mobius. Eventually residing in Mobius, Miles was rescued by Sonic from drowning, and thus in debt became he best friend and partner, earning the nickname Tails for his twin-tails, and joining the Freedom Fighters in the war against Dr. Robotnik. However, occasionally, Tails rediscovers the Nameless Zone, and becomes a brave hero in his own right, helping his former homeland against their own menaces.
- Accidental Misnaming: The people of the Chemical Plant Zone refer to him only as "Zonerunner", leading to a Running Gag of Tails trying to tell them his name is Tails.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He has brown eyes instead of blue.
- Adaptational Dumbass: Downplayed. He's still good with tools, but he's not the Child Prodigy of the games; Sonic frequently calls him "pixel brain" because of his more naive characteristics. Justified, since this version of Tails comes from the Nameless Zone, which has technology equal to Medieval Britain.
- Adaptation Personality Change: He's usually a genius Child Prodigy, but here he's a naive Cheerful Child with a cowardly streak.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears one as the Zonerunner.
- Butt-Monkey: He's frequently the victim of Sonic's "strange sense of humour" and the people he rescues tend to complain that they wanted to be saved by Sonic.
- Captain Obvious:
Tails: Wow! The Death Egg!
- From issue #006:
Sonic: Tails, what is it with you and stating the blatantly obvious?
Tails: Sonic! You're alive!
- And later on in the same strip:
Sonic: And you're still stating the obvious, I see.
Tails: They... they're joining together!
- And in issue #115:
Sonic: Tails, you always were an expert at stating the flipping obvious!
Tails: Sonic! He's attacking us!
- In one of the Summer Specials:
Sonic: Thanks Tails, I had noticed.
- Catchphrase: "I'm a lot tougher than some people think."
- Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Often wears these to hide his tails.
- Depending on the Artist: He's normally brown eyed but the cover for issue 200 has him with blue eyes.
- Depending on the Writer: Nigel Kitching and Lew Stringer write Tails as a well-meaning but bumbling kid who can still take care of himself when the time comes, while Mark Millar and Mark Eyles write him as completely oblivious and incompetent, without much intentional agency of his own and constantly wishing that Sonic was there to save him.
- Fake Ultimate Hero: For a while he pretended to be this in the Nameless Zone arcs, but in the end he was still a hero.
- Flight: Can fly using his two tails as a helicopter.
- Full-Name Basis: The people of the Nameless Zone call him Miles Prower.
- Forgot About His Powers: He has a minor tendency to forget he can fly, needing to be reminded to do so to get out of a situation.
- Knight in Shining Armor: While in the Nameless Zone arc.
- The Load: He often spends more time standing around stating the obvious and either getting caught or unintentionally interfering with Sonic's heroics. The extent of which depends on the writer.
- Not So Different: From Sonic - he's sometimes shown returning Sonic's remarks and was pretending to be the hero of Mobius during his visits to the Nameless Zone.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Most people call him "Tails", however his own people in the Nameless Zone call him "Miles Prower". The people of the Chemical Plant Zone refer to him only as "Zonerunner", leading to an Accidental Misnaming Running Gag.
- Opaque Nerd Glasses: Not normally but as in issue 17, he's shown to be a human boy with glasses (and a tail).
- Rude Hero, Nice Sidekick: Unlike the games continuity where Sonic is laid-back and nice (though cocky), this Sonic is terribly rude, self-centered, and immature while Tails is the nice one who would always be on the receiving end of Sonic's bullying.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: He's able to understand Flickies.
- Took A Levelin Badass: In Tails' earlier stories, he would frequently lament that Sonic wasn't around to help him out of whatever scrape he had gotten into, only to blunder into saving the day anyway. Around the time Sonic was stranded in the Special Zone, however, Tails starts to come into his own; handily taking on Badniks he once cowered from, and contributing more to the Freedom Fighters' cause on his own merits.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: While he relies on luck in The Nameless Zone and The Land Beyond, he's more gullible, oblivious and cowardly in The Morbidden Hunt.
- Unwilling Roboticisation: Robotnik turns him into a badnik in issue 2, but thankfully Sonic frees him. He tries again in 5 in the Labyrinth Zone, but Sonic causes a tidal wave before it can be done.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sonic.
- "They don't call me "Aim" for nothing!"
- Adaptational Badass: Until certain later incarnations (and even then, probably still) she was by far the most competent and dangerous incarnation of Amy Rose to have been depicted.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: She has brown eyes instead of green.
- Adaptation Personality Change: She's an Action Girl who doesn't really resemble either the classic or post-Adventure versions of her character. It's never truly specified if she has a crush on Sonic or if she's teasing him but either way it doesn't come up much. Early on she was closer to her game personality but Executive Meddling caused her personality change.
- Ascended Fangirl: She's a fangirl of Sonic with a crush on him but ended up joining the Freedom Fighters for her own safety.
- Automatic Crossbows: Her weapon of choice that she built herself, in lieu of her games counterpart's iconic Piko Piko Hammer.
- Blue Oni: To Sonic's and Shortfuse's red.
- Characterization Marches On: She wasn't as much of an Action Girl nor Sonic's foil in early issues, but Executive Meddling caused her personality to alter. The original personality popped up again in the Adventure arc though. This also makes for an amusing inversion between media, since her earlier more comical persona is strikingly similar to how the games would later develop Amy.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Averted. Her quills are downward at the start of the Adventure arc without any explanation for the decision, but nothing has changed unlike her game or Archie counterparts. It made her look more mature which could have foreshadowed the arc to come.
- Foil: To Sonic.
- Friendly Sniper: A crack shot, whether with bow and arrows or crossbow and bolts, and certainly one of the more personable members of the Freedom Fighters.
- Girliness Upgrade: Word of God implies that, while Amy was always intended to be boosted as a Freedom Fighter, her more level-headed nature was enforced by an editor, who wanted Amy to be a good female role model. This development was resented by writer Nigel Kitching who believed it made the character one-dimensional compared to her much more flawed male comrades.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: When she can't use her crossbow she will fight with her fists.
- Human Shield: Used as one by Brutus but didn't work because Sonic had transformed into Super Sonic.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: In issue #44, Badniks Bridge Part 2, Amy fires an arrow from a moving plane at a tiny little button that destroys an entire bridge.
- Locked into Strangeness: According to one comic, however it's most likely non-canon due to the continuity errors it causes.
- Neutral Female: An amusing Babes In Toyland-esque one in the CD adaptation, where she is more or less a complete onlooker and Damsel in Distress between Sonic and Metallix's fight, even when she is the only one not victim to a nearby Shrink Ray. Obviously this was before Amy Took a Level in Badass.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: With Sonic.
- The Gadfly: Her "crush" is implied to just be her teasing Sonic because she likes to see him flustered.
- The Leader: She is a Type II leader when she leads the Freedom Fighters.
- Number Two: Whenever Sonic is unable to lead the freedom fighters, Amy takes command.
- Tomboy with a Girly Streak: To Tekno's Girly Girl.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Unlike her original continuity counterpart, has one different outfit for each story she appears in aside from her classic design. Several of them are sweatshirts but they still have different designs.
- Unwilling Roboticisation: Happens twice. First, Robotnik's responsible. Second time, Brutus is responsible. Fortunately, Sonic saves her both times.
- Vague Age: Her age is hard to pin. In early issues she didn't seem as young as Amy was at the time (eight) and it's unknown how she ages over time. She seems older than twelve in Adventures though.
- Weak, but Skilled: Never gains the raw power of Sonic or Knuckles, but her smarts and ranged combat abilities allow her to be almost as effective under the right conditions.
- Weapon of Choice: Usually a crossbow, sometimes a bow.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one to Shortfuse when he nearly lets Johnny die and to Sonic when he is being a jerk to Porker when he quits the freedom fighters.
- Women Are Wiser: Began inverted due to her more bubbly and childish attitude, deliberately played straight in later stories however (see above).
- Anthropomorphic Shift: One issue he's a small, vaguely anthropomorphic rabbit and the next he's a fully clothed, humanoid rabbit with hands.
- Ascended Extra: Similar to Sally Acorn, was upgraded to a full on protagonist in his respective canon.
- The Generic Guy: To a degree, as he played the Straight Man to the rest of the cast; as a result, in his pitch for the Sonic Adventure adaptation, writer Nigel Kitching jokingly claimed "Johnny is dull, Johnny has always been dull and that is why Johnny must die".
- It's Personal: Johnny took the actions of Agent X/Shayde very personally, given that Shayde posed as Johnny and infiltration of the freedom fighters.
- Killed Off for Real: Johnny is killed by Chaos punching him while Johnny tries to fix Porker's device in order to defeat Chaos.
- Unwilling Roboticisation: Brutus turns him into a badnik in the story Revolution but thankfully Shortfuse frees him.
- Anthropomorphic Shift: Arguably even more noticeable than Johnny, gaining a muscular body nearly twice Sonic's height, compared to his "small animal" design identical to the games early on (amusingly flashbacks were occasionally used featuring the character with his humanoid design). He changed twice, since at first he still had his hooves before they were changed to hands.
- Ascended Extra: Again like Johnny.
- Dark and Troubled Past: His real name is Oscar the Pig, a native of the Special Zone who unwittingly became involved with a Mafia boss named Hammerhead who used Porker's research to develop weapons. When he destroyed his research and sabotaged the project, Hammerhead had him framed, forcing him to flee to Mobius, where he eventually joined up with Sonic.
- Feather Fingers: He could hold things in his hooves for a little while before they were replaced with hands.
- Heroic BSoD: After being stranded on the Miracle Planet for a month, Porker Lewis has this and quits the Freedom Fighters.
- Inconsistent Coloring: In the Adventure arc he has both blue and brown eyes.
- Non-Action Guy: Never a fighter, Porker loses his nerve entirely after being captured by the Metallixes, and he retires from the Freedom Fighters. Of course, this doesn't stop him from helping his old pals a few times afterwards with his technical skills.
- Punny Name: His name is a reference to the sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose.
- Transplant: After his encounter with Metallix, Porker quits the Freedom Fighters and relocates to the Floating Island to study the ancient echidna civilisation and becomes an important supporting character for Knuckles as much as he is for Sonic.
- Unwilling Roboticisation: Robotnik turns him into a badnik in issue 1, but thankfully Sonic frees him.
Tekno the Canary
- Blue Oni: To Shortfuse's red.
- Dark and Troubled Past: While she was The Mole for Robotnik and wasn't a bad guy, she still created some of Robotnik's worst weapons and created Megatal.
- Feather Fingers: Flies with ease, despite having humanoid arms and wearing gloves.
- Flight: She easily flies despite having humanoid arms.
- Girly Girl: To Amy's Tomboy.
- Made of Indestructium: She's the one who created Metagal, a near indestructible metal, while working for Robotnik.
- Reverse Mole: Previously worked as an engineer for Robotnik, but used the role as a cover to steal Badnik parts and intelligence.
- Typical Cartoon Animal Colors: Averted. She's green (which is an actual canary color) instead of yellow.
Shortfuse the Cybernik
- Arm Cannon: His armour has a blaster on each one of the armour's arms.
- As You Know: He repeats his back-story so frequently that it became something of a running gag to fans.
- Cursed With Awesome: His Badnik armor gives him flight, Nigh-Invulnerability and Frickin' Laser Beams. He hates it.
- Depending on the Artist: His proportions will differ from story to story, with some artists depicting him as being as tall as Robotnik and heavily built, with others depicting him with the same proportions are Sonic or Knuckles (large head, small body with thin limbs) and short enough that the humanoid Commander Brutus has to double over to be eye level to him.
- Evil Counterpart: Has one in Vermin the Cybernik.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: He's called Shortfuse for a reason.
- I Work Alone: Declines offers to properly join forces with the Freedom Fighters, and with Tekno. Of course, he's good for occasional team-ups with them every now and then, even if he isn't the best team player.
- Made of Indestructium: His Megatal armour. It even kept him alive while he was submerged for months under lava, while his systems were down as a result of an EMP blast.
- Man in the Machine: He spends most of the series trapped in a suit of indestructible armour.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is "Shorty the Squirrel".
- Red Oni: To Amy's and Tekno's blue.
- Revenge Before Reason: He was more interested in getting revenge on Vermin than saving Johnny from falling into a chemical vat.
- Unwilling Roboticisation: Robotnik turns him into a powerful badnik but because of his Metagal armour he can't be freed as easily as other people made into badniks.
- Brain Uploading: When the ROCC exploded one of the power rings had Kintobor's brain patterns imprinted on it.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: The computer seen in the sixth issue's Attack on the Death Egg is a regular desktop computer with a more heavyset Kintobor head within a globe, rather than the more elaborate super-computer design introduced when the character became more relevant.
- Mission Control: For the freedom fighters.
- Projected Man: Projects a hologram of Kintobor's head.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Not quite as excessively as Sonic, but they have far more cynical and rude tempered personalities in the comics. Especially evident with Mighty, who compared to his gentle characterisation in the games is basically a lite Sonic here. Vector and Espio's gruff but brotherly relationship with Charmy is also dumbed down to barely tolerant here.
- Adapted Out: Heavy and Bomb.
- Arch-Enemy: Theirs' was originally Nack, later he was replaced in the role by Lord Sidewinder.
- Faceship: They have one which they use to navigate the Special Zone. For some reason it's modeled after Charmy's head.
- Five-Man Band: When they're teamed with either Sonic or Knuckles:
- The Leader: Sonic the Hedgehog or Knuckles the Echidna when teamed up with either; otherwise, Vector pulls double-duty
- The Lancer: Espio the Chamelion (Nack before his FaceHeel Turn)
- The Smart Guy: Vector the Crocodile
- The Big Guy: Mighty the Armadillo
- The Chick: Charmy the Bee
- The Mentor: The Omni-Viewer
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Mighty and Espio often butt heads, and Charmy tends to annoy the other party members.
- Loophole Abuse: Early on, he was forced by Robotnik to send Sonic and his friends into the future, which would allow Robotnik to easily conquer Mobius. However, Omni only sends Sonic and Co. six months into the future, thus technically obeying Robotnik while also putting Sonic in a position to eventually fix things.
- Sealed Good in a Can: He was sealed in the Black Asteroid.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: He is the can, he and Sonic devised a plan to banish Super to another dimension. At the last second, with Super smashed into Omni's space, he changed his mind, not wishing to burden anybody else with Super Sonic. Omni tried to freeze time, making himself an eternal prison, but only managed to slow time to a crawl. The others moved Omni to the Black Asteroid, hoping to contain Super Sonic when he eventually broke free from Omni.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Forced by Robotnik to get rid of Sonic and friends, however Robotnik didn't say how so he sends them only six months in future, but Robotnik in that six months had taken over Mobius.
Vector the Crocodile
- The Face: He is usually the one who handles Chaotix's PR issues and liasons with the New Tek City police.
- Genius Bruiser: He is balanced in both brawn and brains. His physical strength is significant and he tends to fight using his tail and teeth. He also possesses keen computation and detective skills.
- The Leader: Of the Chaotix Crew.
- Mad Scientist: He is a capable scientist.
- The Smart Guy: While he gets physical as often as his team-mates, Vector's main role is the crew's field-leader, strategist and technical expert.
Mighty the Armadillo
Espio the Chameleon
- Blue Oni: To Mighty's red
- Hollywood Chameleons: Like his game counterpart, Espio is able to turn invisible.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: With Mighty and Charmy.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: He acts like one to the Chaotix.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Similar to Amy's earlier personality, Charmy acts strikingly similar to how the games would eventually convey him. However while games Charmy's wacky habits are down to his young age, comics Charmy just seems generally kooky.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: While he is ditzy and carefree, in both of the Chaotix's solo stories, he's the one who saved the day through the use of very unconventional methods.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Barely anyone else in Chaotix can stand Charmy due to his irritatingly loud and air headed personality. Even people outside of the Chaotix Crew find him annoying, with Sonic openly admitting to himself that he's going to hate himself later when he tries to rescue Charmy.
- Honest Corporate Executive: He becomes this after buying out Crimson Cobra Inc in order to end the threat of the villian The Crimson Cobra.
- Horrible Judge of Character: The reason he puts up with the Chaotix's blatant dislike of him is because he genuinely believes they're only pretending.
- King Incognito: He's actually the son of the bee hive's queen, but he hides his true status because he'd rather go on adventures with the Chaotix Crew than be sent back home and be royalty.
- Modest Royalty: Even though he's a prince, he doesn't dress in a way hinting at this. This is intentional though, since he doesn't want the Chaotix Crew to know.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: It's not clear if he's doing this, or if he's just that foolish. Either way, the key fact to note is that in every Chaotix story, Charmy is the one who defeats the villain.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's one of if not the most capable members of the Chaotix Crew and is also a bee prince (though he hides the latter fact).
Doctor Ivo Robotnik
Doctor Ivo Robotnik is the primary antagonist of Sonic the Comic and the sworn enemy of Sonic the Hedgehog. Born Ovi Kintobor, a laboratory "accident" (later revealed to be caused by Sonic) turned the mild mannered professor into an evil, tyrannical doctor with a thirst for power. He soon conquered Mobius and transformed its citizens into mobile, mechanical weapons known as Badniks. Sonic and his Freedom Fighters fought him for years until he was finally defeated and lost his reign over the planet. Several more years followed with many attempts to regain power. However, Robotnik never truly did regain power and went insane, trying to destroy the world on more than one occasion.
- 0% Approval Rating: During his time as the ruler of Mobius; Robotnik is well-aware that everyone on Mobius hates him, and doesn't care. It became more pronounced near the end of his reign as he lost his grip of terror over the citizens, with them doing such things as destroying his statues, holding demonstrations and protests, mocking him on national television, and even fighting back against his Badniks.
- Adaptational Villainy: He is a ruthless tyrant, possibly worse than the SATAM version.
- A God Am I: In the Robotnik Reigns Supreme arc.
- Alternate Identity Amnesia: According to issue 26, he has no memory of his life as Dr. Kintobor; thus, when he launched his first scheme, he wasn't expecting Sonic to interfere.
- Arch-Enemy: He is one of Sonic's along with Super Sonic.
- Art Evolution: Under Richard Elson's artstyle, Robotnik's moves away from directly using the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog design to something closer to a cross between his Adventures and SatAM designs in the Sonic Adventure outfit.
- Badass Mustache: He sports one at all times.
- Bad Boss: When his plans fail he takes it out on Grimer, and when his trooper Badniks report bad news, he kills them.
- Beware the Silly Ones: In early issues, he was a standard goofy Card-Carrying Villain version of the doctor, though more sociopathic than standard. However shortly in, he traps Sonic forward in time, allowing him to completely take over Mobius. He retains some goofy plans and behaviour Depending on the Writer, but from that point on he considered a full and ever present threat, with Sonic's team only able to slowly resist his control.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: Until he undergoes his transformation, his eyes are entirely black. After his transformation, they're black with Red Eyes, Take Warning.
- Body to Jewel: In Order & Chaos when Robotnik absorbs the Chaos Emeralds' power his body turns into a crystal statue. However it proves to be a temporary state while he adjusts to the Chaos Emerald's power.
- Bright Is Not Good: As Grand Vizier to Princess Kupacious he wore white robes with golden plates on.
- Card-Carrying Villain: In issue #21, two people serving as Robotnik's image consultants recommend to Robotnik that he change his image, pointing out that nobody on Mobius likes him and a make-over might help his image. Robotnik threw them out of his office, declaring that he's a "merciless, power-crazed dictator" and doesn't care whether or not anyone on Mobius likes him.
- Composite Character: The comics Robotnik ended up taking blatant shades from both his Large Ham Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog interpretation and his Evil Overlord SatAM interpretation, both mentally and physically.
- Death Seeker: After a Villainous Breakdown he gathers the Chaos Emeralds, the Freedom Fighters, and Chaos itself to his retreat so they would all die together.
- Demoted to Dragon: In the Drakon arc he makes a deal with Emperor Ko-Dorr, The Drakons would provide Robotnik with resources and transport, and he in turn would deliver the Chaos Emeralds, then in the Shanazar arc he worked as Grand Vizier to Princess Kupacious, but both times he was using them for further his own goals and he was a far greater threat than Princess Kupacious.
- Depending on the Writer: The creative team were at odds whether to depict him as a sinister deadly competent dictator, or a petty egotistical bumbler more reminiscent of the games' Eggman depiction.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: He just plain does not care what condition Mobius is in as long as he's the one ruling it. In the "Robotnik Reigns Supreme" arc, when he becomes a nigh-omnipotent Reality Warper using the Chaos Emeralds, he alters history so Sonic was never born, turning the planet into a horrifying dystopia in which Porker was a servant of Robotnik, Amy and Johnny were frightened civilians, Tails was dead, and the Emerald Hill Zone was a metal wasteland used for toxic chemical dumping, while Robotnik relentlessly tormented them.
- Dimension Lord: Of the Special Zone.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Princess Kupacious' Dragon-in-Chief being a far greater threat than her.
- Early Installment Weirdness: The first few issues, before St C's main plot gets rolling, include Robotnik speaking with an egg pun Verbal Tic and unwilling to take both Sonic and Tails on at once.
- He's also prone to making derogatory pop culture reference and treats his Badniks as if they're workers with a wage in earlier issues.
- Emperor Scientist: By hijacking the Omni-Viewer, he sends Sonic six months into the future, taking advantage of the hero's absence to completely take over Mobius. He rules the planet with an iron fist until the 100th issue, when Super Sonic exploding the Black Asteroid unleashed an electromagnetic pulse that knocked out all of his technology and allowed Sonic and co. to overthrow him once and for all. From there, Robotnik's schemes mostly revolve around trying to reestablish his empire, only for Sonic's continued thwarting of his plans to drive him insane, leading to a Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum.
- Evil Chancellor: As Grand Vizier in the Shanazar arc.
- Evil Is Petty: During his time as the dictator of Mobius, he was prone to such actions as having his Badniks attack Zones he already ruled just to prove he could.
- Evil Overlord: As the ruler of Mobius.
- Eye Beams: After absorbing the power of of the Chaos Emeralds he is able to fire beams of Chaos Energy out of his eyes.
- For the Evulz: Robotnik revolves many of his plans and pastimes on the suffering of innocents.
- Genius Bruiser: Unlike other Robotniks, when the chips are down and the robots destroyed, he'll fight Sonic with his bare hands.
- The Heavy: Even when he is Demoted to Dragon he still the main threat.
- HeelFace Turn: When Knuckles drains his Chaos power away he turns back into Doctor Ovi Kintobor.
- His Own Worst Enemy: According to Amy, this is why Robotnik's plans always fail: his own evil methodology has been self-defeating. This triggers Robotnik's Villainous Breakdown, leading to his Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum.Amy: You could be a good and kind ruler if you wanted to, Robotnik, but you chose to be evil! That's why you'll always fail! Sonic isn't your greatest enemy... you are!
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Some of his plans are stopped by Shortfuse, who, in case you needed reminding, Robotnik turned into a Cybernik.
- Knight of Cerebus: In the last two arcs of Sonic the Comic after becoming an Omnicidal Maniac.
- Lack of Empathy
- Laughably Evil: He was generally one of the more sinister Robotnik incarnations, but in filler stories he often acted like a standard hammy, tantrum prone version of the doctor.
- The Nth Doctor: Robotnik initially looked like he did in the games. In the 21st issue, he is convinced by two guys (expies of the comic staff) to change his appearance. He does so by encasing himself in a egg. He hatches in the following issue, now resembling his AOSTH design. As pictured, by the Sonic Adventure arc, he now looks like the SatAM Robotnik with the SA counterpart's clothes.
- Although the SatAM resemblance is purely due to Art Evolution.
- Omnicidal Maniac: As of his Villainous Breakdown.
- Physical God: After absorbing the power of of the Chaos Emeralds he become a Omnipotent, Omniscient, Reality Warper, and he can fire Eye Beams.
- Powered Armor: Robotnik wears War-Armour to battle Brutus which has a distinctive green and purple colour scheme, much like the battle-suit worn by super-villain, Lex Luthor, it also has a hose-like weapon that sprays liquid nitrogen which alows Robotnik to destroy Brutus.
- Power Glows: After absorbing the power of of the Chaos Emeralds his body glows green.
- President Evil: Used to rule the whole of Mobius.
- Reality Warper: In the Robotnik Reigns Supreme arc.
- Ret-Gone: What he does to Sonic in the Robotnik Reigns Supreme arc, altering history so that Sonic was never born.
- The Starscream: He was briefly The Starscream when he was allied with the Drakon Empire and and then to Princess Kupacious both times he succeeded.
- Sanity Slippage: In the events leading up to the Sonic Adventure adaptation, Robotnik begins to lose it, first trying to destroy Mobius, and later gathering the Chaos Emeralds, the Freedom Fighters, and Chaos itself to his retreat so they would all die together.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Is this to his former self Dr Ovi Kintobor, due to exposure to raw evil Chaos Energy.
- Verbal Tic: In the very early issues, he had a habit of substituting "ex" for "eggs" in words.Robotnik: How **eggs-asperating!** That hard boiled blue blur has escaped by badniks **again!**
- Villainous Breakdown: After constantly losing to Sonic for years (even as a God), he undergoes this as well as becoming an Omnicidal Maniac in the original comics' last two story arcs.
- Villains Out Shopping: Best shown in Issue #42. He's the power-crazed Emperor Scientist of Mobius... who also enjoys a cup of hot cocoa while reading teen romance novels.
- You're Insane!: Grimer to Robotnik twice after Chaos absorbs the Chaos Emeralds;
Robotnik: I keep on telling you, Grimer, my faithful fool... I don't have a plan. This is the 'End' for us all!
- In Issue #183:
Grimer: You're... you're mad...
Robotnik: So what?
Grimer: I don't 'believe' you have no plan! 'You' set this up... 'You' lured Chaos here, 'you' gave him the rest of the emeralds...
- In Issue #184
Robotnik: I just wanted to be here at the 'end', my dear Grimer... I wanted to see for myself how 'Mobius died!'
Grimer: You're mad... 'Completely insane!' Oh, and one more thing... I quit.
- Affably Evil: Grimer, despite looking ugly and vile as sin, is actually genuinely cheerful, pleasant, optimistic, and so very, very happy in his work. He's even quite polite to Sonic and the Freedom Fighters when they directly interact or clash.
- Ambiguous Species: It's never quite said what he is, but he looks neither human nor animal.
- Dirty Coward: Constantly. In practically his only direct combat role, he shoots Amy in the back - and he only does that after all the other heroes are down.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- Even he thinks that destroying Mobius is going too far, and when it becomes clear that Robotnik has gone completely and suicidally insane, he quits.
- In odd instances, Grimer was shown to be a visibly disturbed towards the mistreatment some of Robotnik's goons suffered from their Bad Boss. He downright felt sorry for Metamorphia.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: As well as being the primary designer of many of Robotnik's most dangerous war machines, he personally comes to Robotnik's rescue on several occasions. His finest moment came when he was jailed after Robotnik was apparently destroyed by the Chaos Emeralds, where he took control of his prison, hacked into the Kintobor computer to keep Sonic under absolute surveillance and ultimately outsmarted and outmaneuvered the heroes to find Robotnik.
- The Igor: He embodies this trope - the hideous goblin-like appearance, the frail build, the intense and possibly undue loyalty to his boss (who, naturally, he refers to as "Master"), and the deep fondness he has for his work.
- Karma Houdini: Despite the fact he played a fundamental role in Robotnik's schemes, designed and built most of the Badniks, was entirely culpable for releasing Chaos and therefore indirectly causing Johnny Lightfoot's death and (unlike Robotnik) has no excuse for his evil ways besides loyalty, Grimer strides out of the series scot-free and unrepentant, with a triumphant 'I quit!'.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: He's usually seen in Robotnik's shadow, carrying out his orders with obsequious alacrity or nervous meekness as the situation demands. When Robotnik needs to be rescued, however, Grimer becomes a Chess Master to be reckoned with. And at one point when Sonic is captured, he turns downright scary.
- Obviously Evil: Let's see... Evil Eyebrows, Red Eyes, Take Warning, Villainous Cheekbones, Bald of Evil with what hair he has crafted into Spikes of Villainy. Somewhat balanced out by his good manners and natty little bowtie.
- Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: He's quite pleasant and polite, providing a stark contrast to Sonic, who's a smug, immature Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Shout-Out: A character bio in one issue gave his surname as Wormtongue. Writer Nigel Kitching subsequently clarified that this was added in by the editor, and isn't Grimer's surname in the story.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He fills the role of Snively from Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM). In fact, Snively was supposed to be in the comic, but the creators weren't allowed to use him.
- Undying Loyalty: To Robotnik.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Everything bad that happens in the comic's final arc, including Johnny Lightfoot's death, is all because Grimer stupidly released Chaos in an attempt to snap Robotnik out of his depression.
- The Watson: Robotnik often has to explain his plans in little bitesize pieces to Grimer, even when they are achingly simple.
A vicious, maniacal creature made up of the viscous toxic chemical Mega Mack.
- Accidental Misnaming: It has been so long since Sonic fought Megatox that Sonic has forget him and even after rembering him he still forgets Megatox's name calling him Mr. Tox.
- Blob Monster: His body is made of a liquid, however in his second apparance he had absorbed the electricity from the factory which allowed him to become solid enough to perform physical attacks, however when he is solid he can be hit by attacks as well.
- Elemental Shapeshifter: He is a toxic liquid called Mega Mack.
- Man of Kryptonite: Mega Mack was specifically designed to kill Sonic, and Megatox is made of it.
- Me's a Crowd: He is capable of spiltting into smaller multiple bodies, he can also merge back to full size.
- Walking Wasteland: He's particularly deadly to Sonic because the Mega Mack was specifically designed as a weapon against him.
- Was Once a Man: He was a scientist working for Dr. Robotnik on the Mega Mack chemical. One day in the Chemical Plant Zone, an accident occurred that flooded this scientist's compartment with the deadly toxin, while the scientist's body had dissolved into the chemicals, his mind remained intact, possessing the Mega Mack itself.
- Cigar Chomper: Grouchio.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: As owners of the Casino Night Zone and then the Carnival Night Zone.
- Expy: Named after both the Super Mario Bros. and the comedians the Marx Brothers. And likely in reference to their companies' rivalry at the time, the Marxios are portrayed as unscrupulous criminals and con-men, in an obviously demonizing pastiche of the Mario Bros.
- Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Grouchio smokes a cigar.
- Never My Fault: Whenever Grouchio's plans fail he blames Chicio even if he had nothing to do with them going wrong.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: They're obvious parodies of The Marx Brothers.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: They leave Mobius to go back to Super Marxio World after Knuckles completely smashes the whole Carnival Night Zone off the Floating Island.
- Simple Staff: They use staffs to fight Sonic.
- The Voiceless: Harpio.
- An Ice Person: After losing his body, he attached himself to an new invulnerable body of living ice.
- Arc Villain: Villain of the Zonerunner arc
- Berserk Button: Saying Sonic's name, which made his head overheat with rage melting his connection to his living ice body.
- Chainsaw Good: Has buzzsaws in his arms.
- The Door Slams You: Tails orders his microcomputer to close the door, which crushed Nutzan then decapitating the second time.
- Immune to Bullets: His body of living ice.
- Literally Shattered Lives: After he loses his conection to his living ice body his living ice body shatters.
- Losing Your Head: He was decapitated by Tails ordering his microcomputer to close the door, which it did on Nutzan first crushing him then decapitating the second time.
- Shapeshifter Weapon: He can shapeshift the hands of his body of living ice into weapons.
- Co-Dragons: To Nutzan Bolt along with Tess Tube.
- FaceHeel Turn: He used to be a member of The Flock.
- Arm Cannon: His right arm has a machine gun grafted on.
- HeelFace Turn: He rejoins The Flock.
- Heel Realization: He realizates that Nutzan a psychopath and he was making the Chemical Plant Zone a worse place not a better place.
- Horrible Judge of Character: He thought Nutzan Bolt was sensible and open to negotiation who could be worked with to make the Chemical Plant Zone into a better place.
- The Lancer: To Sab when he was a member of The Flock.
- Adaptation Name Change: The comic changed his name from Metal Sonics to Metallix. The writer of the story that introduced him stated that the reason was that he felt "'Metal Sonic' wouldn't do". The comic still referenced his more common name, though, as he's referred to as "Metallix the Metal Sonic" several times.
- Chest Blaster: He has a blaster in his chest.
- Evil Knockoff: It is based on Metal Sonic in Sonic CD.
- Ret-Gone: What happens to him because of a time paradox (Sonic was given the Time Stone by a time-travelling Sonic from the future, enabling him to travel back in time to prevent the planet's cyberforming and thus erase Metallix from existence... and then go give the Time Stone to himself from the past.) How this time conundrum works at all has been debated; even the comic staff themselves are confused by it.
- Robot Me: A robot based on Sonic.
- Imposter Forgot One Detail: When she shapeshifted into Sonic she made his fur green. How the badniks even mistook her for Sonic in the first place is anyone's guess.
- Partial Transformation: Often converts her hands into claws, blades, laser blasters, and hammers.
- Power Copying: When she morphs into someone or something else, she tends to get whatever powers the subject has; for example, when morphing into Sonic, she got his Super Speed.
- Power Incontinence: However, just because she has their powers doesn't always mean she can use it properly; she nearly died in her first appearance because she assumed Tails' form and didn't know how to fly, only escaping death by turning into a fireproof form after she fell into a pit.
- Redemption Earns Life: Having finally rejected Robotnik once and for all, she not only gets released from her Badnik shell but mutates—despite having lost her powers—into an ordinary Mobian who finds her own path and won't be tracked down by her former master.
- Shapeshifter Default Form: In her standard form, Metamorphia appears to be an anthropomorphic bobcat she has black eyes with white pupils which have usually appeared as horizontal slits. She normally wears a purple jumpsuit, but has also worn a torn yellow dress with black spots and a green jumpsuit (under her Badnik armour).
- Unwilling Roboticisation: This was inverted she started out as an apparently cybernetic artificial life-form, was turned into a Badnik and transformed into an organic character.
Metallix Mark 2
- Chest Blaster: He has a blaster in his chest.
- Energy Absorption: Can absorb the Chaos energy of the Master Emerald giving it enough power to knock Knuckles out cold and easily beat Sonic, however he punched Sonic with enough force that Sonic landed on the Master Emerald and transformed into Super Sonic who utterly destroy the Metallix.
- Evil Knockoff: It is based on Mecha Sonic in Sonic 3 & Knuckles.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Super Sonic chops his head clean off and then literally rips his body to shreds. Of course, given that he's a robot, the "family unfriendly" part is toned down a bit.
- Killed Off for Real: By Super Sonic.
- Robot Me: A robot based on Sonic.
- You Killed My Father: It wants revenge on Sonic for killing the first Metallix, mentioning that he and the first Metallix are a part of larger brotherhood.
Brotherhood of Metallix
- Achilles' Heel: Their necks are their one weak spot.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: The entire Brotherhood turned against Robotnik to pursue their own agenda.
- Brotherhood of Evil: A robotic variation, but a brotherhood nevertheless.
- Chest Blaster: All Metallix have blasters in their chests.
- The Emperor: They are led by the Emperor Metallix.
- Evil Knockoff: An army of Sonic robots based on Metal Sonic in Sonic CD, led by a large red Sonic robot called Emperor Metallix that is based on the giant red Metal Sonic in Knuckles Chaotix, with The Pirate Omni-viewer a knockoff of The Omni-viewer, and the Porker Metallix being a knockoff of Porker Lewis.
- Expy: Word of God has stated, after much speculation from fans, that the concept of an army of murderous robots led by an Emperor was indeed borrowed from the Daleks. As well as this, in earlier appearances Metallix had quoted other antagonistic robots in media, such as The Terminator and the Borg.
- Hostile Terraforming: They first do this to the Miracle Planet using the Alpha Device then they travel back in the past and do it to Mobius.
- Killed Off for Real: By Sonic pressing the self-destruct device that deactivated all the Metallixes.
- Ret-Gone: What they try to do to Robotnik by stealing the rotten egg out of Kintobor's fridge which meant the accident than turned Kintobor into Robotnik never happened. They don't Ret-Gone themselves in the process because it was Grimer who made them, and Robotnik's only contribution was installing a self-destruct program.
- Robot Me: Based on Sonic except for the Porker Metallix which was based on Porker.
- The Starscream: The Metallixes started off as Robotnik's Dragon and then rebelled against him.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: They try to kill Nack when they have no need of him.
Although he was too powerful for Sonic to defeat in their first encounter, he disobeyed orders to return the captive Freedom Fighters to Robotnik's citadel and ended up beaten in a fight with Super Sonic which cost him an arm and forced him to retreat. Having inherited Robotnik's desire to rule Mobius along with his intelligence, Brutus secretly began to build up a Badnik army of his own, and soon became powerful enough to start a civil war with Robotnik for control of his empire. In the end, Robotnik himself did what Sonic could never manage, fighting Brutus in an armoured battle suit before dousing him with liquid nitrogen and smashing him to pieces.
- Arm Cannon: After Super Sonic destroys his right arm he has it replaced by a laser cannon.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: What his battles are when anyone else takes him on except Super Sonic, who damages him and destroys his right arm, and Robotnik, who froze him solid then shattered his body killing him.
- Dirty Coward: When he's overwhelmed by Super Sonic in their first face-off, he tries to get the upper hand by using Amy as a Human Shield. Unfortunately, Super Sonic is a danger to friend and foe alike and keeps up his charge; Brutus fails to realize that Super is pressing his attack until the last second and ends up losing his arm.
- The Dragon: What Robotnik wanted him to be.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Wants to rule Mobius.
- The Dreaded: Of the six enemies Robotnik resurrected during Robotnik Reigns Supreme, Brutus was the only one Sonic specifically stated he hoped he'd never see again.
- Flight: He's equipped with an anti gravity unit allowing this.
- Genius Bruiser: He has a copy of Robotnik's brainwaves as well as Grimer's brainwaves allowing him to create his own Badniks and he is strong enough to defeat Sonic.
- Gone Horribly Right: Robotnik programmed Brutus with a copy of his brainwaves to give himself a second-in-command, but failed to realize that he had also programmed Brutus with his personality and his ambitions, thus resulting in Brutus becoming The Starscream.
- Hero Killer: Noticeably deadlier and harder to defeat than most of Sonic's other foes. Sonic has only directly defeated Brutus once, and even then, he had to go Super Sonic to do so.
- Invincible Villain: Sonic has never actually been able to defeat Brutus; in their first battle, Sonic had to resort to becoming Super Sonic just to stand a chance against him, and even when he teamed up with Shortfuse the Cybernik, he was completely outmatched. In the end, it was Robotnik himself, using Powered Armor, who destroyed Brutus, by dousing him in liquid nitrogen and smashing him to pieces.
- Killed Off for Real: By Robotnik.
- King Mook: He is a modified Trooper Badnik.
- Literally Shattered Lives: How he met his end.
- Made of Indestructium: His body is made of Megatal.
- The Starscream: Robotnik intended for him to be The Dragon, but failed to realize that in programming Brutus with a copy of his brainwaves, he ended up programming Brutus with his ambitions as well as his intelligence; as a result, Brutus would much rather be running Mobius himself.
- Super Senses: He has infrared vision.
- Surrounded by Idiots: His view of his Trooper Badniks, best said by Brutus himself; "Bah! How did Robotnik rule Mobius with you idiots working for him?"
- The Worf Effect: In his first battle with Sonic. He's easily able to handle Sonic and co., but when Super Sonic is unleashed, he gets curb-stomped and loses an arm.
- Arch-Enemy: He is Knuckles's arch enemy.
- Arm Cannon: After his first appearance his right arm is replaced with a laser cannon.
- Artificial Limbs: After falling of the floating island he was horribly injured, Robotnik saved Zachary's life by integrating him with Badnik technology, replacing his right arm with a laser cannon.
- Big Bad: Of The Syndicate making him the Big Bad of the Sonic Adventure 2 arc.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Dr. Zachary calls himself evil; ("Knuckles never expected that I could be evil!").
- Disney Villain Death: He falls from the Floating Island, however this is subverted, while airborne, Zachary was able to use his Guardian Robot's body to soften his landing, but the impact left him horribly injured.
- The Dragon: In the Knuckles story leading up issue 100 as well as issue 100 he was Robotnik's dragon.
- Evil Genius: Of The Syndicate making him the Evil Genius of the Sonic Adventure 2 arc.
- Faux Affably Evil: At first look Zachary seems like an well educated and intelligent person, this serves to hide his sociopathic tendencies. Beneath his calm exterior lies a mad mind with zero empathy for others. He showed no qualms nor regret for the destruction of the Special Zone, an act that killed thousands, maybe even millions of innocent lives. Combined with sadistic mocking of others and you got yourself a real genuine, first-class sociopath.
- Omnicidal Maniac: Zachary would destroy all life due to his desired vengeance on the world.
- Revenge Before Reason: So obsessed with revenge that he would risk his own life just to get a chance to get it.
- Two-Faced: After falling off the floating island he was horribly injured, but Robotnik saved Zachary's life by integrating him with Badnik technology, replacing the entire right side of his head and face.
- "Life's a gamble when you mess with Max!"
- Con Man:
- Gamble tried to sell Eldorado businessmen some robots that were purposely faulty: Gamble had planned for the robots to go beserk whilst on the job, but his demonstration model went crazy before the sale.
- He later sold tickets to holidays on Flickies Island, which was once Robotnik's headquarters, fully expecting that the tourists would die as the island was still a death trap even with Robotnik absent.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In his first appearance, Max was a huge, imposing monitor lizard. Subsequent appearances made him smaller and less intimidating, and after #100 he had a consistent look as a more cartoonishly-evil, thinner lizard.
- The Face: He now acts as the Don's "legitimate" front man of The Family.
- Falsely Reformed Villain: Max Gamble has allegedly gone straight becoming a zone leader and Gamble helping insect refugees from the Special Zone (who are certainly not Family members) out of the goodness of his heart, the truth is that Gamble is working for Don Long-Legs head of The Family.
- The Mafia: He is a gangster and now the front man of The Family.
- Cult: Leaded one consising of the hypnotised villagers.
- Karma Houdini: With nowhere to lock Mesmer and Robotnik up, Knuckles leaves before he is tempted to kill them.
- Mass Hypnosis: He can hypnotise an whole village.
- Mind-Control Device: His special staff with which he was able to hypnotise an entire village into believing in the "Moon Goddess" which was a test of Mesmer's hypnotic powers on a small group of people by Robotnik and Robotnik plans to do the same to Mobius.
- Religion of Evil: Leads one beliving in a fictional "Moon Goddess".
- Badass Mustache: He uses his whiskers as a mustache.
- Good Animals, Evil Animals: a brown rat verses a black cat you think is the villain?
- Rival: To Ebony.
Vermin the Cybernik
- "I am far more than just a badnik outlaw! I am Vermin the Cybernik!"
- Arch-Enemy: He is Shortfuse's arch enemy.
- Clingy Costume: Like Shortfuse, he was basically trapped in his armour.
- Evil Counterpart: To Shortfuse.
- Eye Beams: His Cybernik armour allows him to fire beams out his eyes.
- Good Animals, Evil Animals: He's a rat, and Shortfuse is a squirrel. Who do you think is the villain?
- Made of Indestructium: His Metagal armour. Not so indestructible from the inside, however, as Shortfuse demonstrates.
- Man in the Machine: He spends most of the series trapped in a suit of indestructible armour but unlike Shortfuse he chose to be a Cybernik.
- Prehensile Tail: It also infects technology with a computer virus.
Metallix Mark 3
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot Averted, as unlike the Brotherhood of Metallix he remained loyal to Robotnik.
- Chest Blaster: He has a blaster in his chest.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: In every single fight with the Knuckles Metallixes, Sonic has never been able to beat them alone.
- The Door Slams You: When Tails gets the entrance of the Arena of Judgement open and calls Sonic over. Metallix charges at them, but Tails, seeing that Sonic's in no fit state to fight back, brings the door down upon the robot, crushing it into submission.
- Evil Knockoff: A robot based on Knuckles.
- Hero Killer: The first Knuckles Metallix nearly killed Sonic at the Arena of Judgement; Sonic only gets out alive thanks to Tails' intervention.
- Robot Me: Based on Knuckles.
- The Mole: Twice; he 'officially' acted as the mole for Robotnik, but he was really the mole working for his species' invasion of Mobius.
- Villain Team-Up: Teamed up with Windy Wallis.
- Voluntary Shape Shifting: Can shapeshift into anyone he touches, in his case Johnny.
- Big Bad: Of the Shanazar arc with Robotnik as her Dragon-in-Chief.
- The Dog Bites Back: Robotnik used a magic necklace to turn her into a frog, boiling with anger at suddenly being removed from power, she waited until Robotnik had forgotten about her before stealing the Magic Gem that protects all holders from danger,
- Lilliputians: She's only a few microns high because the planet of Shanazar is the size of an atom she becomes a normal size frog when Shanazar is merged with Mobius.
- Princesses Rule: Despite being the ruler of Shanazar, she is a princess.
The Drakon EmpireThe Drakon Empire is an inter-galactic empire that presumably encompasses several planets and species. The centre is Drak, home to a race of fish people called the Drakon people. Society is led by Master Scholar (House of Knowledge), Sister Haggra (House of Magic) and Emperor Ko-Dorr (House of War). The Empire's main goal is to relocate their Chaos Emeralds, ancient stones stolen by an old Echidna tribe that contain their store of Chaos energy. With these, they can rule the entire universe.
Tropes for the Drakon Empire as a whole:
- Alien Invasion: Eight thousand years ago the Drakons invaded Mobius to get the Echidna's Emeralds to store Chaos Energy creating the Chaos Emeralds which the Echidnas stole back which started the Great War between the Drakons and the Echidnas.
- Mobile-Suit Human: The Drakons use a humanoid-robot exoskeletons to move about on land.
- Talking Animal: Unlike the Mobians the Drakon are talking fish in humanoid-robot exoskeletons.
- Villain Pedigree: Took this from Badniks for a while.
In his first appearance in Sonic the Comic, he came into contact with Dr Robotnik, brought to the Drakon Empire by a Prosecutor. While initially the Drakons were curious as to who had discovered the secrets of the Mobius Ring on Flickies' Island, Ko-Dorr's attention shifted to Sonic the Hedgehog, Robotnik telling the Emperor that the hedgehog was guilty of crimes against the Drakon Empire, through the destruction of a Sentinel. Ko-Dorr and Robotnik thus made a deal: The Drakons would provide Robotnik with resources and transport, and he in turn would deliver the Chaos Emeralds, allowing Ko-Dorr to rule the House of Magic and House of Knowledge in addition to his own House of War, but the first priority was to deal with Sonic. The hedgehog was brought to the House of War and entered into a Trial by Combat against a Metallix Mark 3, Ko-Dorr presiding as judge. When Sonic was victorious, with a little help from Tails, Ko-Dorr saw that the hedgehog was safely returned home, but was left with a promise that the Drakons hadn't seen the last of Sonic.
Later, Sister Haggra revealed to Ko-Dorr and Master Scholar that Sonic was the key to the Drakons obtaining the Chaos Emeralds, but Ko-Dorr was forced to feign ignorance and pretend not to know the hedgehog. The Emperor soon after visited Flickies' Island to bring his plan forward. The intent was to bring Sonic in and interrogate him on the whereabouts of the Emeralds, but the hedgehog wiped out every Drakon invading the Emerald Hill Zone, including a Master Sentinel. To the Emperor's good fortune though, Grimer, switched sides to join the Drakons, claiming to have had enough of working for Robotnik.
In the House of War, Grimer revealed that the Emeralds were indeed on the Floating Island, but warned Ko-Dorr of Knuckles and his Guardian Robots. Pre-occupied with planning his invasion, the Emperor had no interest in dealing with Hobson and Choy, who had defaced his statue, planning to decide on their punishment 'in a year or two.' When the Drakons later invaded the Floating Island, Ko-Dorr remained in touch with Grimer, who was leading the invasion, from the House of War. What happened to him and the other Drakons when Robotnik reshaped the universe is unknown.
- Big Bad Triumvirate: With Master Scholar and Sister Haggra, Emperor Ko-Dorr is one of the three rulers of the Drakon Empire.
- The Emperor: Of the Drakon Empire and one the co-rulers along with Master Scholar and Sister Haggra.
- "I always think many moves ahead, Sister. Always."
- Big Bad Triumvirate: With Sister Haggra and Emperor Ko-Dorr, Master Scholar is one of the three rulers of the Drakon Empire.
In her first appearance, she was seen with Master Scholar and Emperor Ko-Dorr using the Vapours of Destiny to reveal who could bring the Chaos Emeralds to the Drakons. Not knowing the identity of Sonic, the figure within the mists, she pressed Scholar and Ko-Dorr for answers, but Scholar knew nothing of Sonic, and Ko-Dorr was forced to lie, saying the off-worlder he'd recently put on trial was taller and purple.
- Big Bad Triumvirate: With Emperor Ko-Dorr and Master Scholar, Sister Haggra is one of the three rulers of the Drakon Empire.
- Seer: She can use the Vapours of Destiny to reveal things.
- Adaptational Villainy: He's completely unsympathetic in this comic, unlike the games version. He's also much worse in his villainy, and has no motive whatsoever.
- Big Bad: In the Sonic Adventure arc, the final arc of the print run of Sonic the Comic but not the Final Boss of the print run of Sonic the Comic, Super Sonic is the Final Boss.
- Brought Down to Normal: Super Sonic absorbs all the Chaos Energy from Chaos reverting him back to his fish state.
- Emotion Bomb: Anyone who goes near him feels fear to the extent that they are paralyzed and can't fight back. Sonic, however, manages to beat this ability by focusing on rage.
- Giant Squid: His final form is squid like, unlike the draconic form Chaos went for in the games.
- In Their Own Image: His goal which he intends to do after he kills the Freedom Fighters.
- Mobile-Suit Human: When he was a Drakon prosecutor he used a humanoid-robot exoskeletons to move about on land.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was a Drakon prosecutor.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Averted. He takes the final form of a squid.
- Outside-Context Problem: Chaos appears randomly in the middle of Metropolis City, uses his ability to induce extreme fear in his opponents to catch the Freedom Fighters off guard completely and kills Johnny Lightfoot, becoming the only villain to successfully kill a Freedom Fighter.
- Really 700 Years Old: 8000 years old.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: In a box by the echinas which Robotnik found.
Death Trap eventually returned in Issue 163, back on the trail of Sonic after Totem Billy recovered from a cold. They discover that Sonic is in an isolated city, but are stopped by Medusa, whose glare turns Prank and Totem Billy into stone. Kalus, already made of stone, heads to attack Medusa, but crumbles into sand after a delayed reaction. Later, Sonic notes that the two stony members of Death Trap won't be hunting him anymore, but comes face to face with a sandy Kalus. Sonic uses this to his advantage, destroying Kalus and using the ensuing sand cloud to defeat Medusa. With that, Death Trap were effectively no more.
- Lilliputians: They are only a few microns high, because the planet of Shanazar is the size of an atom.
- The Leader: Of Death-Trap.
- Token Good Teammate: Of Death-Trap.
- Killed Off for Real: By Medusa.
- Older Than He Looks: If he was a child chosen to visit the Mystic Mountain because when the children make the deal the genies age to old age.
- "The cute blue hedgehog is gone - now you're against Super Sonic! And it ain't gonna be pretty."
He's hyper-aggressive, sadistic, completely psychotic, utterly without self-restraint, and most dangerously of all, easily bored. It's unclear whether Super Sonic is Sonic but turned evil due to Chaos Energy, or a completely different demonic entity manifesting itself in Sonic's body - Sonic prefers to talk about him as if he's a different person, others refer to him as being Sonic's evil double, while Super Sonic is fuzzy on the matter. Other villains have offered him the chance to team up, only to find that Super Sonic cares nothing for power, only for destruction.
Super Sonic's evil is the explanation as to why Sonic doesn't just go Super on every threat.
- Adaptational Villainy: Unlike the other versions he is a total sociopath.
- Alternate Identity Amnesia: Seemingly averted, though downplayed, unlike Sonic himself - he attacks Amy Rose in one issue because he remembers Sonic and Porker had been speaking about her shortly before Sonic fell into a chaos energy well on the Floating Island.
- Amnesiacs are Innocent: When he loses his memories, he's much friendlier and kinder.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: He's horrified when he realises who he was before he lost his memory, and takes a vow that he will not use his powers unless absolutely necessary, out of fear that he'll permanently become a monster again.
- Arch-Enemy: He is one of Sonic's along with Robotnik.
- Ax-Crazy: He's a completely psychotic bastard who relishes death and destruction. In issue 85, he protects both Sonic and Lord Sidewinder's men from Sidewinder's collapsing mansion with Force Fields solely because he wants to destroy them personally, and in issue 184, he deliberately holds back while attacking Sonic's friends solely to prolong the pleasure of killing them.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Super Sonic is perfectly fine with admitting he's evil.
- Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Depending On The Artist. Most commonly seen in Richard Elson's artstyle.◊
- The Dreaded: He is this to everybody on Mobius justified by the fact he is insane, and evil, sadistic, psychopathic... and equipped with the power of the Chaos Emeralds.
- Enemy Without: Once he's separated from Sonic.
- Energy Beings: After he's separated from Sonic, Super continues to exist as a being of pure Chaos Energy.
- Energy Absorption: He is able to absorb Chaos Energy, he used this to absorb Chaos' power turning him back into a Drakon.
- Establishing Character Moment: In his first appearance in Issue 7, he defeats a badnik that nearly killed Sonic with ease. Then he goes after the animal inside said badnik as well.
- Evil Counterpart: He has all of Sonic's powers and Sonic's bad traits taken Up to Eleven.
- Evil Laugh: He gives one when he thinks he has killed the Freedom Fighters.
- Eye Beams: He can fire beams of Chaos Energy out of his eyes.
- The Farmer and the Viper: In the final issue, he drains Chaos' energy to save his life, and Ebony repeatedly vouches for his character and dismisses Sonic's concerns, confident that Super will remain a good guy and still be her friend. While it initially seems that way, Super soon reveals that he has gone bad once again and attacks Ebony and the others.Super Sonic: I remember what Sonic said about me. He thought I'd turn back into an evil demon the moment I absorbed the Chaos Energy. Only you had any faith in me, Ebony... only you trusted me. But you know what...? You should have listened to Sonic!
- Final Boss: The final villain fought of the print run of Sonic the Comic.
- HeelFace Turn: Because of Identity Amnesia.
- Heroic Sacrifice: His amnesiac self neutralises Chaos by absorbing the chaos energy powering him, fully aware that doing so will corrupt him enough to permanently revert him to his original crazed sociopath self.
- Humanoid Abomination: Made of Chaos Energy.
- Identity Amnesia: Becomes a nice guy when he temporarily loses his memories. But becomes haunted for a long time by recurring nightmares of a demonic creature destroying the world and saving him for last. Eventually, he discovers these are actually representations of his past destructive urges, remembering in full that he was once the evil, chaotic Super Sonic. This leads him to refuse to use his powers lest he become corrupted by them once more - indeed, each time he taps into chaos energy or his inert powers, he reverts to his crazy self. His desire to not become a demon again ends in tragedy, as he is corrupted by the power of all seven emeralds - while attempting to save his own life nonetheless - and he is promptly merged back with Sonic, seemingly ending the pacifist Super Sonic's life.
- In-Series Nickname: Demon.
- Jaywalking Will Ruin Your Life: Super Sonic is just as impatient as Sonic, except of course he's evil and powerful. However he doesn't perform evil acts specifically because they're evil, but because he's bored, and has about as much self-restraint as a wind-sock.
- Jerkass: He is cocky, immature and arrogant, all without Sonic's goodness and self-restraint.
- The Juggernaut: He possesses all of Sonic's powers but amped up by a tremendous amount. He is many times stronger and faster than his blue counterpart, and is all-but invincible; It takes enormous kinetic damage, accompanied by extreme exhaustion, in order to defeat him.
- Made of Evil: Made of Chaos Energy, which is implied to be evil in this universe.
- Nice Guy: He becomes one when he looses his memories.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: In the hundredth issue, when sealed in an asteroid in the Special Zone, he supercharged himself to turn it into an electron bomb. At the last second, Sonic had the Omni-Viewer teleport the asteroid to Mobius, and the resulting electromagnetic pulse knocked out all of the computerized systems on the planet... nearly all of which belong to Dr. Robotnik. Thus, Super Sonic played an instrumental role in Sonic and the Freedom Fighters finally managing to overthrow Robotnik as dictator of Mobius. On another level, his Identity Amnesia is a side effect of said EMP, since it caused a continuous power drain, thus neutralizing him as a threat to Sonic for quite some time.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Seems to have developed this towards Sonic over time.
- Physical God: Super Sonic seems to verge on this, especially towards the end of the arc where Sonic was trapped in the Special Zone. Besides his immense strength and speed (both enough to easily annihilate enemies who Sonic was all but helpless against) and flight, he's also flat out invulnerable to everything that's ever been thrown at him. He was able to gather enough charged particles to turn an asteroid into a miniature sun (which then exploded with enough force to bathe the entire surface of Mobius in a powerful electromagnetic pulse). It's occasionally said that he is powerful enough to destroy a planet. The only method that's ever truly beaten him is distracting him until he burns out.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: First sealed inside Sonic, then transferred to the Omni-viewer.
- Spikes of Villainy: His quills are much more jagged than Sonic's.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: To Sonic. When he's separated from Sonic and becomes amnesiac, his good persona considers the lapses into his original personality this.
- Super Speed: He has Sonic's super speed taken Up to Eleven.
- Wingding Eyes: His eyes are permanently spirals. Even when he turns good. Notably, the spirals of his good self's eyes are much smaller, close in scale to Sonic's normal eye design, while his evil self's spirals take up the majority of his eyes.
- Arch-Enemy: He is Tails's arch enemy being Tails' most dangerous foe.
- Arc Villain: Villain of the Nameless Zone arc
- Disney Villain Death: He falls from the Dimension Bridge after Knuckles punches him off, however this is subverted when he actually managed to grab the bridge rope at the last second saving himself.
- FaceMonster Turn: Was once Shirob who accidentally contacted an immortal demon called The Dark One, the experience driving him insane and turning him into the evil Trogg.
- False Innocence Trick: Trogg briefly resuming his identity as Shirob, Trogg sent a magical SOS to the Enchanter Kings, knowing that they would call upon their champion Tails to rescue the lost Enchanter King. When Tails and Errol Blackthorn arrived in the Labyrinth, they found 'Shirob' in chains. After escaping from the Pit Beast, they were soon surrounded by Berzerkers and Trogg revealed himself and explained the truth about Shirob. The entire ordeal had been orchestrated to lure Tails to the Land Beyond where Trogg could take his revenge and kill the champion who had humiliated him so. But before he could strike Tails down, a portal appeared and Tails and Errol escaped through it, denying Trogg his revenge.
- Genius Bruiser: He possesses superior physical strength and also a degree of dark magical power with which he able to transform Errol Blackthorn into a creature like himself.
- HeelFace Turn: The Dark One's destrusion turns Trogg back into Shirob.
- Puppet King: Shirob and the other Enchanter Kings become this as part of a deal with Roubal the king of the goblins in order to avoid bloodshed and a war with the Goblins.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Trogg is Shirob's.
Nack the Weasel
- Adaptational Villainy: Much more cruel and wicked than in the games or even Archie.
- Arch-Enemy: He was Chaotix's orginally Arch-Enemy, later replaced in the role by Lord Sidewinder.
- Evil Genius: Created his own shrinking technology.
- Genius Bruiser: He has created his own shrinking technology.
- Greed: His main motervation, he had reservations of freeing Super Sonic but his greed overrode his reservations.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He has twice been beaten by someone turning his shrinking technology on himself.
- The Lancer: Of the Chaotix Crew before his FaceHeel Turn.
- The Mole: While he was a part of Chaotix he was working for the Brotherhood of Metallix but:
- Nice Hat: Has his size-altering cartridges on it.
- Only in It for the Money: Why he works for Grimer, Lord Sidewinder and The Brotherhood of Metallix.
- Rogues Gallery Transplant: Nack was originally a Chaotix villain, but he's now pretty much a general enemy of the entire Sonic the Comic universe.
- Sizeshifter: He has gadgets that allows him to change size leading to Incredible Shrinking Man.
- Shrink Ray: Used one to shrink treasure and to shrink Sonic and Chaotix, however Sonic used Nack's Shrink Ray on him shrinking Nack to the size of an atom.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Brotherhood of Metallix tries to kill Nack when he was of no more use to them, but Nack had expected this and hid a secret disruptor gun in his hat, exhibiting an early version of his shrinking technology that he would use in later appearances.
Fleabyte the Bounty Hunter
- Artificial Limbs: His left arm is artificial.
- Enemy Mine: Worked with Tails in order to not be turn into a badnik by Brutus' troopers.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Tails traps him in his own net.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He uses the Octonaught's gun to destroy some columns of rock that Knuckles is on but the last one crushes the Octonaught damaging it.
- Karma Houdini: Despite trying to murder Knuckles (or at least capture him), the echidna was forced to release Claw when they got to land, the current legal system not being very good under Robotnik's rule.
- Mech: Captain Claw uses a Octonaught Badnik/mech to menace travellers
- Nice Hat: His sailor's cap
- Trampled Underfoot: His Karmic Death trampled by large herd of Apterix and the fate he intened for Rooster.
Doctor Robotnik Appreciation Tribe (D.R.A.T.)
- Loony Fan: Of Robotnik.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Their initiation pledge spells out that their perfectly aware that Robotnik was a tyrant who made the people's lives an absolute misery, but even though he brought them disaster he will always be their rightful master.
- Powered Armor: Whip and some other members of D.R.A.T. wear Powered Armor to battle Tails and Charmy.
- Easy Impersonation: His similar shape to Tails, as well as his airborne abilities, led people to wrongly assume that Tails had become a criminal, not that The Leaf planned this.
Colonel Percy Granite
- Alien Invasion: He tried to invade and rule Mobius.
- Conqueror from the Future: He tries to conquer 1880s United States after which he plans to conquer the rest of 1880s Earth.
- Fantastic Racism: Hates aliens.
- Gaia's Vengeance: This is how he was finally defeated by a freak storm that took out his regiment and blew them back through the dimensional gateway to Earth - seemingly, the spirit of nature itself had fought back against Granite and his plans to destroy the ecosystem. He was last seen being arrested for war crimes on the order of the Prime Minister, who had encountered Sonic.
- Galactic Conqueror: He plans to conquer planets after he conquers Mobius but he is beaten before he can.
- Outside-Context Problem: He serves as this being completly unknown to Mobius par the Freedom Fighters leading an Alien Invasion from Planet Earth invading Mobius trouncing the Freedom Fighters with superior firepower and planning to sell off the conquered Zones to human industrial developers (and rename Mobius "Planet Percy" after his first name).
- Rogue Agent: On New Year's Eve 1998, he went AWOL with an army regiment and invaded the Emerald Hill Zone on Mobius.
- Time Travel for Fun and Profit: He invaded 1880s United States with advanced technology, aiming to usurp all world leaders and become the "master of the world".
- Badass Cape: Wears a red cape.
- Cool Crown: One of his distinguishing features from the regular Sonic.
- Evil Counterpart: He is Sonic if he had turned evil by being caught in the ROCC accident instead of Doctor Ovi Kintobor.
- Evil Overlord: As the ruler of Mobius.
- Jerkass: He is somewhat bossy, cocky, immature and arrogant and without Sonic's good traits.
- Locked into Strangeness: He turned blue due to an accident.
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Inverted, King Super Sonic is King Sonic's Super Powered Good Side.
Tropes for the Sky Pirates as a whole:
- Only in It for the Money: They work with the Freedom Fighters only so they can get treasure.
- Bad Boss: See Berserk Button and It's All About Me below.
- Berserk Button: Eating his food, he killed Filch for taking the last biscuit and made Proctor Speckle walk the plank for eating his Old Carribean chocolate bars.
- The Captain: Of the Sky Pirates
- Disproportionate Retribution: He blew Filch's brains out simply because Filch took the last biscuit without asking.
- It's All About Me: When his crew tried to break him out of prison at the same time as Plunder was escaping, and ended up getting locked in themselves, he casually abandoned them so as not to have to share his treasure.
- Boom, Headshot!: How he died.
- Non-Action Guy: As he is a ghost he can't touch anything making him unable to fight. However, subverted in a later arc where he is revealed to be a poltergeist and can move things around, such as stepping into a safe and opening it from the inside.
- Number Two: He is the first mate.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: In some stories he is a poltergeist.
- Scars Are Forever: His ghost still bears a big hole through the head from the bullet wound that killed him.
- Undying Loyalty: Even after Plunder killed him he is still loyal to him.
Simpson the Cat
- Expy: Of Felix the Cat.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: They keep him around because he is a good cook.
- Iron Butt-Monkey: Exploited trope Simpson is an iron buttmonkey, so when they need to get past some booby trapped stairs, Captain Plunder just kicks Simpson straight down the stairs to set them all off.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Looks like a 1920s cartoon character like Felix the Cat.
- Team Chef: He is a good chef, it is the only reason Plunder keeps him on his crew.
- Toon Physics: He is capable of manipulating both himself and his environment at will.
Knuckles The Echidna
- Accidental Misnaming: When he goes to the Nameless Zone with Tails, they think that Sonic is Tails' sidekick rather than the other way around and assume Knuckles must be Sonic. He plays along with it after a while, just because he enjoys the fact that there's one place on Mobius that doesn't hero-worship Sonic.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His white fur-marking is changed to a metal necklace and his purple eyes are blue.
- The Dragon:In issues 33 and 34 story "Enter Knuckles" and issues 35 and 36 story "Power of the Chaos Emeralds" Knuckles was Robotnik's dragon until Knuckles realised that Robotnik had been playing him all along, but the echidna had been spinning a lie of his own: he had said that the Grey Emerald - the Control Emerald - had been lost many years ago. In truth, Knuckles had it all along. With the Control Emerald, Knuckles stripped Robotnik of his powers and sent him back to Mobius.
- Early Installment Character Design Difference: He had his white fur marking fom the games in his earliest appearances. It was later changed into a metal ring.
- Genius Bruiser: While not as smart as Porker or Tekno, he is able to understand and use advance echidna technology.
- Gullible Lemmings: Downplayed compared to other interpretations. He was willing to believe Robotnik's lies at first, though was savvy enough to keep the Grey Emerald from him at first, with him quickly depowering Robotnik when he failed this Secret Test of Character and attempted a power play when they collected the other Emeralds. While Knuckles is duped odd times after (such as his first meetings with Dr Zachary and Nack) the circumstances are fairly reasonable and it fails to become a defining characteristic of his.
- Immortality Inducer: The Guardian Emerald when Knuckles dies, it would always resurrect him, giving him Resurrective Immortality, but when the Floating Island's systems fell into disrepair most of Knuckles's memories were lost, as such he does not know the fate of his race and for it to work a being from the spiritual plane must be willing to exist in the mortal realm, unfortunately for the Echidnas, and perhaps all of Mobius, the only willing candidate was Vichama, the God of Death.
- I Work Alone: He's lived alone for so long that he is happiest by himself, and is generally not pleased by the numerous invaders and refugees who turn up on his island.
- Jerkass to One: He is generally aloof and protective of his island and doesn't like intruders. Bad guys aside however, he usually only hates dealing with Sonic appearing in particular, due to being The Rival and his cocky and insulting demeanour, not to mention their tendency to get caught in each others' unpleasant affairs whenever they meet.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Arguably an even straighter example than Sonic. He cheerfully helped Tails' Fake Ultimate Hero scenario by pretending that he was Sonic, and that he was Tails' sidekick.
- The Plan: Dr. Zachary's escape in 'Prisoner' was planned by him in an attempt to find out the location of his lost race. If the Omnicidal Maniac didn't escape no one would complain.
- Really 700 Years Old: 8000 years old
- Secret Keeper: He keeps the fact Tails is Sonic's sidekick and not the other way around secret from the people of Nameless Zone.
- The Sheriff: In the story "The Good, The Bad and The Echidna" the Sheriff of Backwater made Knuckles the new deputy sheriff after Deputy Krouch was fired after he was found to watch over a lynch mob hired to kill Knuckles the Echidna.
- Sins of Our Fathers: He is attack by Spirit of the Herd wanting revenge on the Echidnas because they hunted the Kohenyu (an extinct race of dinosaur from the Floating Island) to extinction, they did this by killing only the slowest Kohenyu which where the males, however what the spirit doesn't know and Knuckles has forgotten is that Knuckles was one of the Echidnas that hunted the Kohenyu to extinction making it a subversion.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Typically between him and Sonic. Though they gain respect for one another and can work together effectively, they remain rivals and never quite become friends.
- Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: The people of Nameless Zone think he is Sonic.
- Walking the Earth: Spends some time doing this with a chest full of ancient echidna documents.
Tikal the Echidna
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Her outfit is different from the one in the games.
Doctor Ovi Kintobor
- Absent-Minded Professor: Forgets to go shopping leaving only a rotten egg in the fridge.
- FaceMonster Turn: He turned into Doctor Ivo Robotnik because off exposure to the raw evil Chaos Energy of the Retro-Orbital Chaos Compressor and a rotten egg.
- The Good Chancellor: As Grand Vizier to Princess Kupacious in the Shanazar arc.
- One-Man Industrial Revolution: Made many improvements to the zones and to Shanazar.
- Rebel Leader: After the Brotherhood of Metallix changed history so that Robotnik didn't existed, he lead the The Underground against the Metallixes.
- Adaptational Heroism: Unlike his other counterparts he does not kill Chao he only kills the Drakons that the Echidnas are at war with.
- Deal with the Devil: Pochacamac deliberately made a deal with Vichama, Vichama would be given passage onto the mortal plane, in exchange for helping create The Guardian Emerald to allow Knuckles to become an eternal guardian.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the games his name is spelled "Pachacamac".
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Pochacamac, who is at least a less dubious character than in other continuities (he does not kill Chao, only Drakons, who are at war with the echidnas anyway) and has a good relationship with Tikal.
Old Sonic/Sonic Clone
- Bad Future: He's from a future where Sonic's overconfidence gets the resistance killed, and somehow came back to try and warn Sonic of what's coming.
- Cloning Blues: He is actually a clone, created from a cell sample Robotnik took when Sonic was captured. In a twist of fate, the clone aged too rapidly, thus Robotnik implanted him with a false memory of a Bad Future.
- Clone Degeneration: Leading to Rapid Aging.
- Set Right What Once Went Wrong: His goal.
- Sole Survivor: Of the Freedom Fighters.
- Younger Than He Looks: Because of Rapid Aging.
EbonyA cat who lives in the Metropolis Zone. She possesses many magical abilities. Her travels have seen her become friends with a pacifist Super Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna and Porker Lewis but her best friend is Pyjamas, a psychic resident of The Neighbourhood.
- Cool Big Sis: She acts this way towards the amnesiac Super Sonic.
- Cassandra Truth: She often makes wild predictions of the future which no one - not even Ebony - will take seriously, even though many of her prophecies have come true.
- Seer: Can see the future however her predictions aren't that clear.
- Telepathy: She can use it to allow her to delve deep into their mind and unlock secrets and wipe peoples' memories such wiping all memory as of turning evil from Super's mind.
- FaceMonster Turn: Was turned into a monster by Trogg but after The Dark One was destroyed he change back to normal.
- The Hero: The hero of the Nameless Zone.
- Secret Keeper: He keeps the fact Tails is Sonic's sidekick and not the other way around secret from the people of Nameless Zone.
Characters from other StC features
Professor Frank N. Stein
- Expy: Professor Stein is one of Doctor Frankenstein
- Fan Boy: Of Mr Cuddle Bunny, a series of children's books written by Mr Cuddle Bunny that were read to him in his youth by his nanny.
- Funetik Aksent: Stein's German accent portrayed like this. It's also fake; he's really from Cardiff.
- Old Shame: He's actually a blond former choir boy from Cardiff.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is merely dyed green; he's actually blond.
- The Igor: An unorthodox depiction of an Igor.
- Jerkass: He constantly tries to kill Chuck and generally just insults everyone.
Chuck D. Head
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Well, he wants a normal life, anyway
- Improbable Weapon User: Due to an accident during his creation, Chuck's head is embedded in his torso. He can attack people by extending it outwards to headbutt them with all the force of a truck. Or, failing that, he can
- Our Zombies Are Different: Some people call Chuck a zombie, others peg him as a mummy. Regardless he doesn't hunger for human flesh...in fact, he's quite fond of cheese.
- Unstoppable Rage: Chuck, while normally a nice guy, can descend into this if you're not careful.
- Use Your Head: He attacks people by extending his head outwards to headbutt them with all the force of a truck.
- The Alcoholic: After his fame from winning the Monster of the Year award had dwindled and his film career flopped, he fell into this for a while. He's quickly cured of this by Stein's former nanny, however.
- Ascended Extra: In the original game, Head was merely an optional item for Chuck (with no indication of being an actual character), while the comic turns him into a comedic foil of sorts.
- Dem Bones: He's a talking skull.
- Sickly Neurotic Geek: He is this. Sort of.
CaseyA young expert gamer who enters Wild Side to save Suzi and Brad.
- By the Power of Grayskull!: Randomly Transforms into an alternate when he says "Chameleon"
- Lemony Narrator: Megadroid sometimes gives his snarky opinion on what is happening in the comic in the footnotes. Especially so in the Decap Attack strips. Other times, he gives a helpful recap or directions to a previous issue or strip when a character references something that happened in the past.
- Mascot: He is the mascot of Sonic the Comic.