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Characters whom have appeared very infrequently in the series.

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    Robotnik's Mechanix

A mechanical duo who appear in Knuckles' Chaotix. Heavy the Robot and Bomb have supposedly defected from their creator to work alongside the Chaotix Crew. They primarily serve as "dud prizes" in the Combi Catcher intended to slow the player down.

  • Action Bomb: Bomb.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: They only showed up in Knuckles' Chaotix and disappeared almost immediately afterward.
  • Flat Character: They have no known personality to speak of whatsoever.
  • Hair-Trigger Explosive: Bomb resembles the Bomb Badnik from Sonic the Hedgehog and, like them, is programmed to explode if he gets hurt by anything.
  • Heel–Face Turn: They have supposedly escaped from Dr. Eggman's control to help the Chaotix Crew.
  • Joke Character: Heavy is extremely slow and heavy, and Bomb would blow up on the player if he took a hit.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Heavy is completely indestructible. In fact, he can open monitors and destroy enemies just by walking into them. You could pretty much pick him up and run around with reckless abandon while holding him in front of you, barely suffering any damage. Taken into better effect if you break a monitor that's showing him, or — more permanently — select him as your player character through the debug menu.
  • The Load: Their primary purpose is to slow down the player.
  • Only One Name: Heavy is known as "Heavy the Robot" in the manual, but Bomb is just Bomb. Somewhat averted via unused content — they were meant to be choices in the initial character select screen, where their names were listed as Heavy the Mechanic and Bomb the Mechanic.

    Bean the Dynamite

A bomb-happy bird created by Sega's AM2 division that made his debut in 1996. He later appeared as an unlockable character in AM2's crossover fighting game Fighters Megamix and as secret character in AM2's soccer game Virtua Striker 2. He also cameo'd as a capsule toy alongside other Sonic characters in Shenmue and its sequel, both developed, again, by AM2. He has since made a cameo in Sonic Generations and a boss fight in Sonic Mania.

    Bark the Polar Bear

Another character created by Sega AM2. Bark also made an appearance as an unlockable characters in Fighters Megamix. Akin to Bean, Bark has made only a few cameos since Fighters Megamix.

    Honey the Cat

Originally Dummied Out out of the original arcade and Sonic Gems Collection versions of Sonic the Fighters, Honey the Cat was reintegrated into the game as a secret character for the Updated Re-release on Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. She is directly based on the Ensemble Dark Horse character of the same name (though known as Candy outside of Japan) from Fighting Vipers, another Sega AM2 fighter.

  • Ass Kicks You: Copies a few moves from Amy that do this, likely because the original Honey also made use of this herself.
  • Combat Stilettos: Though not quite as high as the original Honey.
  • Ditto Fighter: The majority of Honey's moves are copied from Knuckles, but her running attacks come from Amy.
  • Dummied Out: Until the HD release, she was only playable through hacking of the original arcade version, albeit in an incomplete form. Her model data was completely removed from the Sonic Gems Collection port, making it impossible to play as her in that version.
  • Expy: Basically Honey from Fighting Vipers as a cat.
  • Guest Fighter: An odd half example, being essentially a transplanted Fighting Vipers character, but not quite the actual character herself.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a red headband and tuft things.
  • Image Song: Not officially, but the theme for Sunset Town is generally regarded as her theme, considering that it is a scrapped song from a scrapped stage that may have possibly been hers.
  • Mythology Gag: The idea for Sonic the Fighters was formed after a character designer added Sonic and Tails to Fighting Vipers as a joke. The two games even use the same engine. Being blatantly derived from a Fighting Vipers character, Honey brings things full circle.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Has a full head of hair that is a completely different color from her fur in order to better match up with her source character.
  • Not Quite Flight: She can use the wings on the back of her dress to glide.
  • Promoted to Playable: Reconstructed. Honey was supposed to be playable in Sonic the Fighters originally, but was Dummied Out. The HD rerelease recoded her and made her an unlockable fighter.
  • Secret Character: Though a quick look at the achievements or trophies lists reveals her presence, and that a simple button press is all that's needed to unlock her.

"Please... Help me... You must hurry... The darkness will engulf the dreams..."

Voiced by: Yuko Minaguchi (Japanese), Elara Distler (English)

The Goddess of Dreams, the guardian angel of Maginaryworld and the protector of the Precioustone. Illumina was apparently imprisoned in a faraway world when Void shattered the Precioustone into pieces, leaving Lumina to request Sonic's aid to help her.

    Vanilla the Rabbit

The mother of Cream the Rabbit. She was initially kidnapped by Dr. Eggman in another one of his schemes and was rescued by her daughter and Sonic. She raised her daughter to be a polite individual.

  • Ears as Hair: Just like Cream, her ears resemble Girlish Pigtails.
  • Good Parents: She is this to Cream, being a caring mother and all.
  • Housewife: She stays at home in her cottage, raising Cream. She's apparently a skilled housekeeper.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: She has the most human-like body of all the female characters, even compared to Rouge.
  • Meaningful Name: If you combine her name with her daughter's, you will get "Vanilla Ice Cream".
  • Nice Girl: You can see where Cream got it from.
  • Out of Focus: She hasn't made any more appearances in the games after Sonic Rush, though she still gets the occasional mention from Cream.
  • Parents in Distress: Kidnapped twice by Eggman during the events of Sonic Advance 2. The first time she's kidnapped, her daughter has to rescue her. The second time, Super Sonic rescues her.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She looks a lot like her daughter outside of attire and body shape.

    Professor Pickle

"How dare they call this culinary concoction food? Look here, do you see this sorry excuse for a sandwich? The bread should be no less than 3/4 of an inch thick. Upon it, one tablespoon of mayonnaise and a pinch of black pepper. The contents FRESH cucumber sliced THINLY if you please! Am I quite right, Tails?"

Voiced by: Shigeru Nagashima (Japanese), Dan Green (English)

A well-known professor from Spagonia. His knowledge helps Sonic over the course of the story.

  • Distressed Dude: Is kidnapped and held captive by Eggman over the Gaia Manuscripts and has to be rescued by Sonic, Tails, and Chip.
  • Mr. Exposition: He researches the Gaia Manuscripts and knows where all the Gaia Temples are.
  • Meaningful Name: "Pickle" refers to his love of cucumbers.
  • Picky Eater: He's very particular about how he likes his food, as his quote above demonstrates.
  • Skewed Priorities: He's more upset about Eggman's badly done Cucumber Sandwiches than his own safety when Sonic, Tails, and Chip rescue him.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cucumber sandwiches, if made right. In fact, he was more worried about how cucumber sandwiches should be made rather than his own safety when he was captured by Dr. Eggman.


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