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    Sonic the Hedgehog
Voiced by: Junichi Kanemaru (JP), Jason Griffith (EN)

A blue hedgehog who can run at supersonic speeds. He, his friends, and Dr. Eggman are transported to Earth by a blast of Chaos Control. Sonic, Tails, Amy Rose, Cream and Cheese live in secret with Chris Thorndyke and his family, though their presence is eventually discovered. Sonic acts as a bit of an Aloof Ally, often pulling Big Damn Heroes moments Once per Episode. Can transform into Super Sonic when he possesses the Chaos Emeralds.

  • The Ace: Leans more as this as the show progresses, especially due to his more one note role and the majority of the cast's idolization of him.
  • Ace Pilot: Proved to be this when he flew the X-Tornado. Also proved to be one when he flew a government helicopter in "That's What Friends Are For."
  • All-Loving Hero: Much like his game incarnation, this incarnation of Sonic easily makes friends out of his former enemies and even forgives them too.
  • Aloof Ally: Downplayed case and also mostly averted too. Sonic is friendly and cheerful, but not very expressive and tends to prefer being by himself until a threat appears. This is far less apparent in the comics.
  • Always Someone Better: A lot of characters convey an animosity towards him because of his bravado and popularity, such as Eggman, Knuckles and the Chaotix in particular have recurring jealous rivalries towards him. Could be consider this to Sam Speed but in a lesser extent.
  • An Odd Place to Sleep: Has a tendency to sleep on rooftops, balcony guards, the wing of the X-Tornado and even on top of a castle battlement in one instance.
  • Anti-Villain: His form, Dark Sonic, due to the fact that he's not evil, just more aggressive and pragmatic than Sonic. He also only occurs when Sonic's friends get hurt.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's overall a pretty easy-going, and sympathetic guy, but hurting his friends is what sets him off. Best seen when he becomes "Dark Super Sonic" in response to seeing Chris and Cosmo get hurt.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Chris. Also while not as much as he usually is in other continuities, he has his moments with Tails.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulls this off Once an Episode.
    • He even lampshades this in the comic.
      Sonic: Well, I think I've been away from Chris and the others long enough. They're bound to have gotten into trouble by now. It's time for me to make a supersonic return and save the day!
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The character most likely to pull this off.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Whenever he's not roaming the planet or being with his friends, he tends to laze around a lot, and has a few times beaten Eggman's robots at the last minute. This gets deconstructed in the Sonic Battle saga, in which people are inspired by him and start imitating his lazy and carefree lifestyle (minus the brilliant part) to their detriment.
  • Catchphrase: In the Japanese version, he tends to exclaim "Oh shoot!" whenever something goes wrong.
  • Chick Magnet: He's shown to have many fans, including fangirls.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Like in other continuities, he makes a lot of jokes at everyone, especially Knuckles.
  • Determinator: He will fight any and all threats in the galaxy, no matter how menacing or fierce they are.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite the show acknowledging he's the main protagonist, a lot more episodes are played from Chris or another heroes perspective, with Sonic acting more as something of a friendly Aloof Ally who only steps up when the Monster of the Week appears. The comics play him more as the main focus, though he later leans as a Hero Antagonist due to Eggman's expanded role.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He's carefree and cheerful, even in the toughest situations, knowing he'll figure things out no matter what. In fact, Dark Oak tried the Break Them by Talking method, telling him that he'll always see problems wherever he goes. Not even that stopped Sonic from keeping cool, and having a smile on his face.
  • The Empath: Has an unexplained ability to "hear" Amy and Chris when they are thinking of him.
  • Famed In-Story: He becomes so popular to the point that his fans started a movement in his likeness and quit their jobs just to run fanclubs.
  • Golden Super Mode: As in the games, Sonic can use the seven Chaos Emeralds to achieve a Super Mode called "Super Sonic", which makes him glow, fly, and takes his already established Super Speed Up to Eleven. Sonic X is the only animated adaptation of the franchise to include it, so far.
  • Gratuitous English: At least Once an Episode, at least in the Japanese dub.
  • Healing Hands: Has the ability to heal the wounds of others whilst in his Super Form.
  • The Hero: He's the main hero of the series as per usual.
  • Heroic Safe Mode: Almost permanently.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: Along with his friends, he initially gets in trouble with the authorities and hides out in Chris' house when not countering Eggman's latest scheme for the early part of Season 1. A few heroic bouts later however, Sonic becomes very popular.
  • Improbable Piloting Skills: Makes you wonder why he didn't fly the planes more.
  • Invincible Hero: There's only a handful of episodes where someone beats him or even so much as effectively challenges him. Played with since Sonic does often take beatings, but he just keeps going on, his strategy and strength rarely hindered by it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: To a lesser extent. Snarky and cocky, but cares for his friends.
  • The Juggernaut: He is even more of a Lightning Bruiser than most other interpretations. If something manages to attack him, he often solves it by just amping his efforts and taking a power ring.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Displays a bit of Medium Awareness in the Japanese anime. In the comics, true to Ian Flynn's writing style, Sonic loves pointing out any story cliches and flaws that ensue.
  • Large Ham: Especially in the Japanese version. He's pretty hammy as usual.
    • In the Japanese Episode 55, he screamed "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT", from the top of his lungs.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He has Super Speed, can bust through robots with ease, and can take quite a bit of damage.
  • Made of Iron: He appears to be capable of taking immense physical beatings and yet get back up nearly every single time.
  • Men Don't Cry: Cries in episode 52, but his eyes are hidden from view when he does.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He doesn't like being smothered with affectionate attention, either by Amy or by his human fans.
  • One-Man Army: He takes armies of heavily armed robots, giant monsters and galactic overlords out on a regular day-basis.
  • Only Sane Man: In the episodes "Sunblock Solution" and "Eggman for President," he's initially the only person who realizes that Eggman's Egg Moon/Sunshine Ball deal is a scam and a lie because if the Egg Moon had truly stopped rotating, then it would stand still and not keep blocking the sun. When he goes about destroying the Sunshine Balls, even Sonic's pals think he's gone bad until he point-blank tells them as such.
  • Out of Focus: Even in Season 1 with Chris taking so much attention Sonic still got to be the star of all of the episodes, especially in season 2. But by the time Season 3 comes about and introduces the relationship between Tails and Cosmo, he gets pushed to the wayside a bit further.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: See the One Man Army example above.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He seems to hold a strong appreciation for flowers.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: In the Egg Moon Saga, he goes against the Law by destroying the Mirror Towers upon (rightly) concluding that they had to be part of Eggman's latest scheme.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Tails' Sensitive Guy, but to Knuckles or Shadow, he's the Sensitive Guy.
  • Signature Move: Spin Attack.
  • Sleepy Head: Often found sleeping on Chris' roof.
  • Super Drowning Skills: As usual, he's scared witless of water, but he's able to overcome his fear when the situation calls for it.
  • Super Speed: Sonic X pins his top speed before bursting past the sound barrier at 600 mph, which is essentially the far limit of subsonic speeds. Later on, he races against a supersonic car and wins handily to the point a high-speed camera had to be used to show him darting past the line, coming back to make faces, and then shoot back over it again before the car catches up. Furthermore, he's shown fast enough to outrace lightning.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: Dark Super Sonic. Although it didn't make him evil, just more aggressive.
  • Übermensch: An heroic example, he doesn't care about others' rules or morals and simply fights for what he believes in. Rouge brings up this personality trait of his when the President questions why Sonic would oppose them and destroy the Mirror Towers.note 
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Knuckles, at times. However, it's mostly in a playful manner, and they do respect each other, most of the time.
    • Also has this with Shadow, due to their rivalry.
  • Walking the Earth: Although he spends a lot of his time at Chris' home, he's quite often shown traveling the world in his spare time.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: He can't swim.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Sonic X takes Sonic's inability to swim and upgrades it into a personality flaw, where Sonic is literally terrified of being surrounded by or falling into large bodies of water. Even in the face of just a puddle of water he becomes a frantic Nervous Wreck.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blue quills.

    Miles "Tails" Prower
Voiced by: Ryo Hirohashi (JP), Amy Palant (EN)

An eight-year old fox with two tails, Miles "Tails" Prower is Sonic's best friend. He is a pilot, mechanic, inventor and sidekick to Sonic. While humble and sees Sonic as his idol, Tails grows to become independent and forms a Intergenerational Friendship with Chuck. He pilots the Tornado bi-plane, and then the X Tornado. Forms a romantic relationship with Cosmo in the third season.

  • Tragic Keepsake: Cosmo's seed, after he kills her. A plant on the windowsill suggests it's going to sprout into a new Cosmo.
  • Would Hit a Girl:
    • He has no problem challenging Rouge in battle. He loses. Rouge gives him points for trying, though.
    • Tails blasts Cosmo, killing her, in order to stop the plans of the villains. Doesn't mean he's happy about it.

    Knuckles the Echidna
Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (JP), Dan Green (EN)

Sonic's friendly rival, Knuckles is the guardian of Angel Island and the Master Emerald. Completely focused on his duty to guard the Master Emerald, Knuckles has been wandering to find it, and keeps to himself. He is short-tempered and easy on forgiveness, but he makes up for it with his courage and fists.

  • Adaptation Personality Change: In the games, Knuckles wasn't as gruff and hot-headed as he was here during that time, though the games gave him this characterization later on.
  • Adorkable: He tends to be shy and awkward around girls.
  • Aesop Amnesia: There have been several occasions where Knuckles has been duped by Eggman faking a Heel–Face Turn, but no matter how many times he realizes he was duped, he'll readily fall for the same trick again. It's even lampshaded in the episode "An Enemy in Need," where Amy outright asks him just how many times he's going to fall for Eggman's tricks.
  • Aloof Ally: He prefers to do things alone, and tends to get pretty annoyed with Sonic's reckless ways and the group worshiping him. It was only in later episodes, that he grew more attached to the group.
  • Anti-Hero: Though nowhere near as prominent of an example as Shadow, he has trades of this.
  • Badass Armfold: He does it often with his eyes closed.
  • Badass Normal: He's one of the few who is a powerful fighter without using inhabitant rings. He's able to fight on equal terms with Sonic, and is one of the most determined fighters yet.
  • Big Damn Heroes: His introduction in episode 1 when he saved Tails and Amy. Also when he saved Tails in episode 10.
  • The Big Guy: Despite being about the same size as Sonic, he possesses incredible strength, capable of shattering boulders many times bigger than him with his fists.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": In the episode "Cracking Knuckles", he gives Sonic one for making a mockery out of him. It gave the hedgehog pause for a moment as he realized Knuckles wasn't playing.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's quite a fun guy when in the right mood.
  • Butt-Monkey: In season 3, he gets more prone to slapstick, and often becomes the butt of gags from the rest of the team (often owed to his solitude). This is downplayed in the comics, though he's still kinda bumbling in tone. In earlier episodes, he was rather taken seriously as a character, but still had several moments.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: The reason why everyone likes to tease him. He'll always snap when a joke is aimed at him.
  • Character Development: Earlier in season 1, Knuckles was annoyed of Sonic being so reckless that he actually sent everyone to earth in a failed attempt to defeat Eggman, because now they were coming to a whole new planet they don't even know, and Knuckles doesn't know if the Master Emerald will be stolen. Because of this, Knuckles did not trust Sonic and refused to consider him a friend. In the middle of the season anyhow, Knuckles is slowly starting to accept being Sonic's friend, and though he still confronts Sonic when he acts before he thinks, Knuckles develops a genuine friendship with him in season 2 onwards.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: The reason why he always forgives Dr. Eggman. Knuckles's moral code is to give everyone a second chance at any time, even if it's Eggman who tricked him once too many times.
  • The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Downplayed. He tends to be the Butt-Monkey due to objecting with Sonic and the others. A Running Gag is made out of the others goading or mocking Knuckles into following things through. This is never called out, even occasions he turned out to be right. However, sometimes, he's actually the voice of reason, like in Episode 10, where he explained the consequences, of playing baseball with Eggman, because of a chaos emerald. The group, however, refused to listen, and did their usual thing, which is mocking him, until he gives in. As it turned out, he was right in the end, and it would save them a lot less trouble, if they just took the emerald from Eggman, and put it to a safe place. This is never called out and the team and even Knuckles act like the effort and fun was worth it.
    • Happens again in Cosmic Crisis, where his supposed friends steal the Master Emerald (without even apologizing or telling him about it) and then get mad at him after he gets (rightfully) angry at them.
  • Cute Little Fangs: He has a whole set of them when he's mad or excited.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Despite how he's a very serious individual, he does have a witty sense of humor. However, he's nowhere near as snarky as Sonic, and tends to snark more in the favor of being the Only Sane Man in the group, who tends to be the only one who speaks up about Sonic's reckless ways, and then gets rejected, by the rest of the group.
  • Determinator: He's determined to protect the Master Emerald as long as he lives. He's also extremely persistent when fighting his opponents, getting up no matter how much pain he takes.
  • Depending on the Writer: Knuckles is portrayed as a one of the more serious characters in most episodes, while others he's the Butt-Monkey of the show.
  • Defeat Means Respect: He respected Emerl with a handshake and complemented him after being defeated by him.
  • The Dreaded: Eggman fights Sonic daily. However, he's terrified of Knuckles.
  • Dreadlock Rasta: This adaption gives him dreads along with his quills.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: He almost never gets any respect. Even after risking his life to save someone, he's still treated like the Butt-Monkey of the group.
  • Fiery Redhead: A red echidna who isn't afraid to use his fists.
  • Friendly Enemy: Earlier in season 1, he refused to be Sonic's friend after recklessly putting them to earth, but he still respected him. He also does respect Eggman, despite his extreme dislike towards him.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With Sonic, though on his part, the friendly part would be stretching it a bit.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Often the subject of scorn or teasing because of his poor temperament, social skills, and his tendency not to side with team planning.
  • Friendship Denial: In a couple of episodes of the first season, he loathes the idea of being Sonic's friend. This stems of the fact that the hedgehog's recklessness has led him and the others to be transported to another world, and not to mention that he gets irritated by his teasing. As time passes by, though, while he doesn't outright admit it, he has developed a firm bond with Sonic.
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil: He believes in the inherit goodness of people and is always willing to give people second chances. Eggman has used this to his advantage on multiple occasions to trick him into either fighting Sonic or believing he's willing to change his ways, but Knuckles never learns.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Jealous of Sonic's freedom, popularity, and carefree nature, which is one of the reasons for their turbulent relationship.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Even the slightest abrasive comment will trigger a flurry of his punches.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: Rouge has a crush on him. Despite it being unknown whether he truly likes her or not, he does have his moments where he is caring for her.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He's constantly tricked by Eggman, and it's lampshaded every time.
  • Hot-Blooded: Knows exactly when to pick a fight with people who push his buttons.
  • Ineffectual Loner: At first he detached himself from the group, but he came around.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: In episode 13, Rouge points out that Knuckles has one when he's planning on showing off Sonic.
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • It's hard to blame him for his temperamental attitude due to others picking on him a lot, especially by his own friends.
    • His inhospitable attitude towards Sonic may be understandable considering how reckless he can be and the fact that the hedgehog's tendency to make fun of him gets on his nerves. Also, Sonic recklessness is the reason why Sonic & co were blasted off to Earth in the first place.
  • The Lancer: A dissenting variant to Sonic.
  • Made of Iron / The Stoic: He is able to win a fight by himself after repetitively getting stomped by a giant alien with metallic body armor and being hit by thunder. He kept getting up while fighting against Yellow Zelkova in episode 72, no matter how much he had to suffer.
  • Married to the Job: Spent much of the 1st season thinking about the Master Emerald and Angel Island.
  • Megaton Punch: In episode 5, he gave one to Sonic during their fight, and then to Eggman when he realized he tricked him.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold. Knuckles seems to be the most unthanked of the cast. Being mistaken for Jerkass by other the other team mates for thinking different and preferring to do things alone.
  • Mysterious Past: The Last of His Kind, that's all he knows.
  • Nobody Calls Me "Chicken"!: A Running Gag was for Sonic and co. to batter Knuckles' ego whenever he didn't want to do what they wanted to.
  • No Respect Guy: He's an exceptionally skilled fighter, a cunning Trap Master on his home turf, and possess ancient knowledge not known to many. Yet, everyone treats him like an idiot due to his temper and lack of social tact. Even Cream bullies him.
  • One-Man Army: In Episode 36, He beats a bunch of Eggman's robots who mistook him as Sonic. Even before Sonic came to help, Knuckles still defeated twice as many robots at once.
  • Only Sane Man: In Episode 10, he explains to everyone that playing baseball with Eggman is not a good idea, and they refuse to listen. Instead, they mock him into going in with the plan. There's even more glaring when he actually turns out to be right.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Most of the time anyway, mostly due his to stoic nature. However, he's genuinely able to crack a smile, when a day is bright, and peaceful.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's a short guy with a powerful punch. His knuckles have spikes on them, after all.
  • Save the Villain: In episode 37, he saved Rouge from falling, though they were fighting. He also tried to save Yellow Zelkova from falling down to the lava after a rough fight.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Sonic's Sensitive Guy.
  • Smile of Approval: In the ending of "Cracking Knuckles", after being rescued by Sonic from being blown away from the exploding machine, he looks at Sonic with a frown before smiling at him, developing respect for him.
  • Super Gullible: Eggman always manages to dupe him with his latest lie or fake Heel–Face Turn. Sonic and the others even call Knuckles out on it in "An Enemy in Need", Amy in particular:
    Amy: Knuckles, you have got to be kidding me! How many more times are you gonna fall for Eggman's tricks?!
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Leek buns.
  • Turn the Other Cheek: Knuckles believes in the good of people, therefore he will always forgive a villain no matter what bad things they do.
  • Vigilante Man: When he arrived on earth, Knuckles had wandered on his own to find a way back. The only thing that would take him off guard, was if someone would need help, or to be protected.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With a lot of the cast due to the differences of personalities, but especially with Sonic and Amy.
  • Walking the Earth: Before joining Sonic and Co., Knuckles traveled around on his own to find his way back home.
  • With Friends Like These...: His friends have a tendency to take advantage of him, jarringly noticeable (yet Played for Laughs for some reason) in Cosmic Crisis when they steal the Master Emerald and just expect him to be okay with it.
  • The Worf Effect: Being the most physically active after Sonic, he tends to be knocked down by the new threat most commonly to show their fearsomeness.
  • Would Hit a Girl: His philosophy is to not attack the weak - anyone who can stand up to him, regardless of gender, is fair game. He does, however, only hit women who are thieves.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: At the tournament, he refuses to lay a hand on Chris, despite Chris wanting to fight.

    Amy Rose
Voiced by: Taeko Kawata (JP), Lisa Ortiz (EN)

Sonic's self-proclaimed love interest, Amy is an optimistic, strong-willed girl who has a long-standing crush on Sonic and wants to be his girlfriend. While she means well, she can be a bit of a handle and often glomps Sonic. In battle, she uses her trust Piko Piko Hammer. Turns deadly with her Hair-Trigger Temper.

  • The Ditz: She can't see the difference between Sonic and any other male hedgehog.
  • Depending on the Writer: In some episodes she's a kind girl who is a bit short-tempered but not terribly so, while in others she's far more hot-headed. Comparing some original episodes to the adaptations, it's hard to think Amy would treat Gamma as anything more than upcoming scrap metal. In Season Three however, she's more often comic relief, so her rude and overaggressive qualities start to take over her personality more.
  • Drop the Hammer: The Piko-Piko Hammer is her weapon of choice..
  • Evil Laugh: She lets out two menacing ones out in episode 69. The English version sounds more like one.

    Cream the Rabbit & Cheese
Voiced by: Sayaka Aoki (Cream, JP), Ryo Hirohashi (Cheese, JP), Rebecca Honig (Both, EN)

A six-year old rabbit, Cream is the Tagalong Kid of the protagonists. She is very sweet and good-natured, though she misses her mother Vanilla. Cream is accompanied by Cheese, a loyal Chao who usually mirrors her feelings.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In Sonic Advance 2, Cream and Cheese were perfectly capable of racing through the same levels Sonic and co could, and actually had the easiest time defeating Eggman's machines thanks to Cheese's invincibility. Here, they're much less capable and have to be saved several times by Sonic and other characters, and are generally Non Action Guys.
  • Badass Adorable: Occasionally. The rest of the time she has to settle for just being adorable.
  • Badass Pacifist: Almost never fights, and doesn't like it either, but sometimes, it happens. Especially when It's Personal.
  • Berserk Button: Calling Cheese her pet - he's her friend. She also hated being questioned about her role with the team because of her age. Granted both are more "Mild Sulk Buttons" than a berserk rage, but for Cream, it's a pretty jarring showing of temper.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Has moments where she becomes more wily or snaky, mostly Played for Laughs. Also as pacifistic as she is, Knuckles and Emerl know she is far from weak.
  • Bunnies for Cuteness: Cream is a friendly little bunny girl.
  • Cheerful Child: Despite all of the dangerous situations she finds herself in, Cream is always polite and respectful.
  • Cowardly Lion: As she's a young child, she is easily frightened. However, she does have her moments of bravery, and will get involved if she has to.
  • Damsel in Distress: Her being captured by Eggman and Sonic going to save her is the reason they got sent to Earth in the first place. Interestingly, this is the only time she ever gets this.
  • Deliberately Cute Child: During the baseball game, she uses her cute charms to distract Eggman's pitcher.
  • Ears as Hair: Her ears resemble Girlish Pigtails
  • Empathy Pet: Cheese usually mirrors Cream's feelings.
  • Flight: Cream can fly with her ears, but very rarely uses it. Cheese is in flight much more often.
  • Free-Range Children: Vanilla, like her games counterpart has no problem with Cream's adventures and rather nonchalantly allows her to travel with the team to fight the Meterax. This is actually lampshaded by Vector in one instance, though quickly shot down by the others.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Most of her friends are much older than her, but this is especially prevalent in her friendship with Ella.
  • Japanese Politeness: She is polite, follows manners (and never forgets them) and does what she is told
  • Jerkass Ball: Really strangely, she holds one towards Knuckles and a few others at certain times.
  • Multicolored Fur
  • Nice Girl: She's very friendly, hardworking and tries to be close to everyone she meets, which is always returned in kind, and is always read to lend her friends a hand whenever the situation calls for it.
  • Prone to Tears: She's usually a Cheerful Child, but she's highly sensitive and prone to tears.
  • Sailor Fuku: Her dress resembles a simplified version of one.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Cream looks a lot like her mother outside of attire and body shape.

    Rouge the Bat
Voiced by: Rumi Ochiai (JP), Caren Manuel (EN)

A jewel thief bat who begins neutrally aligned but ends up as a government agent working for the President of the United States. She forms a friendship with her partner Topaz, and has a complicated relationship with Knuckles.

  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Appears long before the Sonic Adventure 2 arc.
  • Anti-Hero: She only does heroic work for money or emeralds in return.
  • Bathing Beauty: She has two bath scenes.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: In one episode, Rouge, along with Sonic and Knuckles, need to travel through some water to get to their destination, but she objects because it would 'spoil [her] makeup'. But even after they get out of the water, Rouge's makeup is perfectly fine.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Knuckles. The two are rivals like in the games. However, their love interest in each other is more emphasized as the two have a few romantic conversations with each other which hinted their love in a few episodes.
  • Boobs of Steel: Has the largest breasts out of the Sonic girls due to her age and image. She literally kicks people asses with kickboxing, making her one of the stronger female characters.
  • Classy Cat-Burglar: She is a renowned jewel thief.
  • Combat Stilettos: Equipped with metal soles.
  • Cute Little Fangs: You don't see them that often, but they're there.
  • Curbstomp Battle: She gives one to Amy in the quarterfinals of the tournament and on the receiving end of one to Knuckles in the semifinals.
  • Dark Action Girl: Downplayed, as while she has worked for Eggman, she's much more of an Anti-Hero than villain.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She never holds back her sass, that's for sure.
  • Femme Fatale: Her voluptuous and daring attitude turns any man's head.
  • Flight: Being a bat, Rouge is able to fly and glide.
  • Greed: She loves gems and wishes that all the world's gems were hers.
  • Humanoid Female Animal: Aside from her ears, wings, and tail, she has the most human-like body proportions in the series.
  • Hypocritical Humor: She constantly mocks Knuckles, yet she expects him to treat her the same way in return. They get into a comical argument about this in episode 52.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Might be justified by the fact a high neckline would be inconvenient for winged characters.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be selfish and greedy at times, but she cares about Topaz, Shadow and the others.
  • Kick Chick: She uses attacks with kicks rather than punching.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The Dark Feminine to Amy's Light Feminine.
  • Loveable Rogue: She's a government agent, but she's still a thief, too. Better yet, the title works even if you misspell it!
  • Male Gaze: She tends to pose in... odd ways in the series.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is really curvy and buxom and this animated version emphasizes much this than the video games.
  • Ms. Vice Girl: She can be heroic, but is always after jewels.
  • Sexophone: Her appearances are almost always accompanied by this.
  • Stationary Wings: Her wings rarely move when she's flying.
  • The Tease: She sarcastically flirts with Knuckles.
  • Tsundere: One moment she's teasing, insulting and beating up Knuckles and the other she starts flirting with him and making her interest on him clear.
  • Underestimating Badassery: To Tails in their battle, sure she beat him at the end but it took her more effort than she tought it would.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Topaz. Though at first the regimental Topaz disapproves of the scheming Rouge (who keeps calling her an old lady), the two become friends fast.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: She can't handle loud, high-pitched noises due to her sensitive bat ears.
  • Well, Excuse Me, Princess!: In episode 52, Rogue starts criticizing Knuckles' tough guy attitude and demands him to treat her better, to Knuckles' great dismay. However, she arguably treats him the same way.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: She's not evil (not always anyway), but she's selfish and manipulative enough to qualify.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: She kisses Tails to embarrass him into losing his battle with her instead of fighting him,Downplayed in that she initially tried to defeat him conventionally.

    Shadow the Hedgehog
Voiced by: Koji Yusa (JP), Jason Griffith (EN)

A powerful black hedgehog who is the final result of Project Shadow, a scientific experiment headed by Eggman's grandfather Professor Gerald Robotnik, he is Sonic's equal and rival in all aspects in power. He is released by Eggman to conquer the world, but has his own motivation. Becomes an Anti-Hero in the third season.

  • Adaptational Badass: He is incredibly powerful in the video game series, but not terribly so. Here, he's even more of The Juggernaut than Sonic, with very few characters, even Sonic himself, able to slow him down for long. He also spends most of the third season as a One-Man Army against the Metarex.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While following the games' counterpart's actions far more loyally, the anime conveys Shadow as far more unfettered and cold blooded about it.
  • The Ageless: The anime never specifies his age, and all we know is he's been trapped in a capsule for 50 years and he hasn't aged at all, ever since.
  • Always Someone Better: Is this to Sonic.
  • Aloof Ally: He helps Sonic and his friends out when they need it, but he remains distant and doesn't share the same way of doing things with the group which makes him detach.
  • Anti-Hero: He's this after finding out Gerald Robotnik's plan onwards. He has no qualms about hitting women or weaker foes, and is probably the most violently impulsive character that isn't crazy. But he also embeds heroic qualities, such as sacrificing himself for the greater good twice, and supporting Molly in achieving her goal to save her planet.
  • Anti-Villain: Shadow is rather confused with who to really trust. He'd much rather do good than bad, but gets pushed towards being a villain a lot during the show. When he first appeared, he was driven by the loss of his sister, Maria. Believing the humans were evil, Shadow drove a revenge scheme towards them until he was convinced of her promise to protect earth. Even there, he still saved Chris in the process despite his hatred for humanity. Much later after losing his memory, Shadow reluctantly works for Eggman, believing that he will help him get his memory back until he discovered that it was all a trick to be his pawn. After some time he traveled with Rouge, he discovered that Cosmo was a spy and attempted to assassinate her to prevent her from sending out information about Sonic and his friends, until he later joined them in fighting the Metarex.
  • Artificial Human: More like Artificial Hedgehog. He was created by Gerald Robotnik as the ultimate creature.
  • Badass Armfold: Occasionally.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Was the badass to Maria's child before she died.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: He's almost always silent and is likewise the most powerful character without question. Even Sonic is unable to hold him back for long in a fight.
  • Byronic Hero: He means well. But has no calms in causing amorality to achieve what feels necessary to him.
  • Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: When she was alive, he was a non-romantic variant of this with Maria.
  • Big Bad: Of the Shadow Saga.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Shows this several times in the uncut version.
    • He saved Chris and Cosmo from Black Narcissus, then told Chris that he saved him along with her to pay him back for giving him his rings
    • He thanks Rouge and continues traveling with her after she helped him out, which seemed to surprise her.
  • Berserk Button: He punched Chris to the ground for deeming Shadow's revenge for Maria wrong or unfair.
    • In the uncut version, Sonic tells Shadow, "You're no ultimate life form!". This caused him to strike back with a punch in the face.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In episode 73, Shadow is able to, in one attack each, blast his way through the X-Tornado and every defense system on the blue typhoon except for the Sonic Power Cannon's barrel. Knuckles fails to stop Shadow in hand to hand combat and Tails tries to launch Shadow into space, but Shadow just Chaos Controls back.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments.
    • "Do you seriously believe a door will stop me?"
  • The Dragon: To Dr. Eggman when he came back and suffers from amnesia, until He found out that Eggman was only using him for his personal gain.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's not evil, just more extreme than the rest. His intentions are always good, despite his dark, violent ways.
  • Death Glare: Gives one others specifically when they annoy him.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: After getting revived, Shadow served Eggman and was basically used as a weapon towards his enemies. After he discovered that Eggman was only using him to get what he wants, though, Shadow decided to quit.
  • The Dreaded: Is often referred to as being scary by other characters. Chris and Cosmo also both seem to be frightened by him.
  • Good Is Not Nice: The extremity of some of his efforts borders out and out villainous on occasion.
  • Friendly Rival: He does share a mutual bond and respect with Sonic, despite the occasional conflict between the two.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He's a rough guy around the edges. His aloof and jaded attitude makes it seem like he has no care in the world. However, Shadow is actually very helpful and caring to others.
  • Heartbroken Badass: The reason why he's such a brooding Anti-Hero, is because of his Dark and Troubled Past - seeing Maria die in front of him.
  • Hero Antagonist: In 73 where he attempted to assassinate Cosmo after discovering that she was a spy.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: He cares. But he doesn't show it because he doesn't want anyone to get too close to him out of fear of losing them like with Maria (And later Molly).
  • Humans Are Bastards: His initial attitude until he remembers Maria's true wish.
  • Invincible Hero: Even moreso than Sonic.
  • Invincible Villain: He hasn't been defeated at all, and even when Sonic came close they had to save the ARK from the Biolizard.
  • Jerkass: Very cold around others and is quite violent.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does show his soft side on a few occasions and does have heroic qualities.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Though not evil and certainly not played as straight as the Metarex, things always gets more serious whenever he appears. He was also the first character to defeat Sonic and did so with ease.
  • Ki Attacks: Chaos Spear is a mix of this and Shock and Awe.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: In some episodes, Shadow is capable of defeating Sonic effortlessly, while in others Sonic can hold him back quite well.
  • Super Strength: With his limiters off, he may be the strongest character in the show, with such feats as taking down an entire Metarex fleet with one blow. Even with them on, he's capable of overpowering Sonic fairly easily.
  • Smug Smiler: He sometimes gives a smirk smug, like the first time he fought Sonic.
  • Token Good Teammate: To Eggman when he was revived due to being tricked into thinking that he wanted to help him. When he discovers what Eggman really planned to do with him, anyhow, he stops taking orders from him and helps Sonic defeat the Metarex instead.
  • Tsundere: Initially was introduced doing a revenge plot against the humans for killing Maria, but sacrificed himself in the end after discovering that she wanted him to help earth. After losing his memory, he starts off by working with Eggman believing he would help him get his memories back. However, he does learn that Eggman is only using him and chose to leave him for that matter. During that time, Shadow also become more compassionate towards several characters such as Rouge, his rival Sonic, Chris and Molly. In general, Shadow appears cold but cares for people regardless.
  • Tragic Hero: His role is a combination of the Byronic Hero, and the Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
  • Ultimate Life Form: Trope Namer, of course.
  • The Unfettered: Much like his game counterpart, Shadow will go through extreme lengths to do what he feels is right, including killing in a completely stoic tone.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: Shadow's mortality differs from Sonic and his friends, as he is far more unfettered.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Sonic of course.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Non-stop. He starts out as taking revenge against the humans for taking away the only friend he ever had, Maria. When he remembers that she wanted him to help them, and give them a chance, he finally sacrifices himself by saving the world. However, when he gets brought back to life, he's an amnesic Byronic Hero, who is heavily manipulated into extremism.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: There's only one way he can die or get unconscious, and that's if he uses too much power without using his inhabitant rings.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Frequently.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Sonic's group had this against him when he tried to kill Cosmo; granted, he did have a good reason (he found out that Dark Oak was using Cosmo as an unwilling spy), but for some reason he flat-out refused to just tell everyone this.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the third season finale, he kind of drops off the radar and isn't seen again. The end credits reveal that he somehow ended up on Molly's planet and placed a flower on her grave.
  • Wild Card: In Season 3, he starts off by working for Eggman until he discovered that he's been used. He then continues to travel with Rouge to defeat the Metarex. In the process, he attempts to assault Cosmo after finding out she's a Metarex spy, which resulted in fighting Sonic and all his friends. But in the end, he helps Sonic destroy the Metarex.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Sonic.
  • Would Hit a Girl/Would Hurt a Child: He attempted to kill Cosmo, and attacked Tails in the process. Not to mention the No-Holds-Barred Beatdown he gave to Chris just for negotiating with him.

    Chaotix Detective Agency 
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Vector, JP), Yuuki Masuda (Espio, JP), Yoko Teppouzuka (Charmy, JP), Jimmy Zoppi (Vector, EN), David Wills (Espio, EN), Amy Birnbaum (Charmy, EN)

  • Cheerful Child: Charmy.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Charmy, Vector has some moments as well.
  • The Comically Serious: Espio.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: When Vector prepares to throw Cream into a sack to take her home to her mother whether she likes it or not, he kind of has a point. True, her mother didn't ask for Chaotix to bring her home, but it is rather insane for a six-year-old to be running around in space trying to save the galaxy from evil Metarex.
  • Face of a Thug: Vector looks rough, but he's really a self-admitted softie.
  • Flechette Storm: Espio does this with explosive shuriken.
  • Flight: Charmy, quite frequently.
  • Genius Bruiser: Vector is both the muscle and the brains behind the bunch.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Charmy never wears his goggles.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: The Chaotix are occasionally shown to be jealous of Sonic's popularity, bravado and high lifestyle, being a much more renowned hero than them, while they struggle to make ends meet as detectives.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Vector, Espio and Charmy are 20, 16, and 6, respectively.
  • Straight Man: Vector to Charmy, and Espio to Vector.
  • Vocal Evolution: In their first appearance in Episode 39, Jimmy Zoppi voices Vector in a gravelly lisped tone. In their later appearances, his rendition is completely altered into an extremely nasally bellow.

    Vanilla the Rabbit 
Voiced by: Sayaka Aoki (JP), Rebecca Honig (EN)
Creme's mother
  • Actual Pacifist: She doesn't engage in any fighting/violence like the heroes do
  • Humanoid Female Animal: Somewhat downplayed but, like Rouge, she has something of humanoid shape, though she's heavier set and is shaped more so like a rabbit would be.
  • Team Mom: She's this to the entire non-human cast.


Thorndyke Residence & Family

    Chris Thorndyke
Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (child, JP), Masakazu Morita (adult, JP), Suzanne Goldish (child, EN), Michael Sinterniklaas (adult, EN)

A Lonely Rich Kid who serves as the main human ally to Sonic and co. when they are stranded on Earth after Dr. Eggman's botched Chaos Control. Spoiled Sweet by his often absent parents, Chris becomes quite clingy to Sonic and his friends, to the point where he suffers a breakdown of sorts when he learns that they have to return to their own world to prevent time in both worlds from coming to a halt.

In the third season, his 16-year old self researches and successfully discovers a way to travel to Sonic's world, but is transformed into his younger self upon arrival. In spite of this still maintains his older and more mature and experienced mind, and uses his accumulated knowledge to help out Sonic and his friends in new ways from the predicament they've currently find themselves in with the Metarex.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: Though he has some serious emotional hang-ups that do subvert this Trope, Chris is otherwise rather mature for his 12-year old age.
  • Brainy Brunette: When he's older.
  • Character Development: Chris starts the show as a kind and mostly well-meaning kid who nonetheless has some serious emotional stunted-ness about him, caused by Parental Neglect, that leads him to making some very selfish choices at key moments when his emotions get the best of him. Throughout the first two seasons, we see him gradually grow and address these issues, and by Season 3, he has mostly gotten past them. There, Chris shows a resolve to pay Sonic back for the help he provided him when he was Chris's Living Emotional Crutch as a kid. In fact, Chris's role in Season 3 could be seen as a capstone that showcases and gives a finishing polish to all of his development as a character that he's had from the previous seasons. By the end of that season, he departs from Sonic and his friends in a much more mature and overall positive way than he did at the end of Season 2.
  • Designated Victim: 2/3 times someone gets captured, i.e., when it isn't Amy or Cream, it's often him. Happens less so after the Time Skip.
  • The Everyman: After Season 3's Time Skip, the young Chris becomes a version of this in the 6 years since Sonic and friend had left. Martial arts training from Mr. Tanaka and various engineering sciences from Chuck are a some of the things he picks up in that timeframe. Being able to replicate the gate and travel to Sonic's world is another.
  • Fiction 500: He's the child of a superstar actress and a wealthy businessman, and his grandfather is The Professor to boot. In one episode, he's able to provide the funds and materials that Tails needs to transform an old World War I biplane into a transforming jet fighter.
  • Fountain of Youth: Entering Sonic's world causes his age to match the amount of time that's passed in Sonic's world rather than his own, reverting him back to his 12-year old self.
  • Informed Loner: We are told that Chris is a Lonely Rich Kid whose parents are often too busy with him even though we can see that he also has a butler, a maid, and even his grandfather staying with him, and on top of that, he's actually got friends of his own even before he even met Sonic. It makes the Lonely Rich Kid trope more of an Informed Attribute on Chris' part.
  • It's All About Me: Though he's not a chronic sufferer of this Trope, he does fall into its throes at times due to his emotional hang-ups that cause him to develop of needy disposition. He gets past this Trope altogether as time goes on, particularly after the Time Skip.
  • Jerkass Ball: He does tend to have a couple of selfish moments sometimes.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Upon landing in his world, Sonic becomes one for Chris. It becomes very evident that this is so whenever the prospect of Sonic and friends going home comes up, as he'll suffer an emotional breakdown and become, otherwise uncharacteristically, irrational and selfish. Him running off with Sonic near the end of Season 2, despite threat of both worlds freezing in time forever, is the biggest highlight of this. When his parents show a genuine effort to patch things up with Chris, however, he's able to let Sonic go home, largely growing past this Trope. Though, Chris still remains close friends with Sonic and still feels indebted to him for all the good he's done for him, even 6 years after that point.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Chris's mom and dad are very busy with their careers, the former's being an actress and the latter's being a jet-setting CEO. This causes him to develop some serious emotional and insecurity issues, as well as a void that is originally filled by Sonic and his world spilling into Chris's.
  • Nice Guy: For the most part, Chris is a kind, sweet, and friendly kid, who isn't spoiled by the fact that his parents are rich. Over time, particularly after the Time Skip, he even develops a heroic sense of justice to him.
    • Fatal Flaw: His one hang-up is his emotional neediness, caused by his feelings with regards to the neglect of his parents, which has led to him making some very selfish decisions, at one point even getting called out by Dr. Eggman (and he would know about being selfish). He does get to a point where he admits to his selfishness, however, and grows past it by the time Season 3 roles around.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In Episode 50, Chris closed the portal when Sonic was just about to go back to his own world. To make matters worse, it even looked like Sonic was glaring at him as if he was disappointed in Chris afterwards.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Rarely referred to as Christopher.
  • Parental Neglect: Suffers from the effects of this Trope to such a degree that he became emotionally needy. To feel the void of his Workaholic parents' increased absence in his life, Chris throws himself wholeheartedly into the chaos that Sonic and friends bring to his life, becoming quite attached to the blue hedgehog in the process. Upon realizing their error near the end of Season 2, Lindsey and Nelson resolve to be better parents and Chris grows past the effects of this Trope on the other side of the Time Skip.
  • Parental Substitute: Since his parents' careers keep them away from home more often than not, the day to day parental responsibilities of raising Chris are handled by his his home's two attendants, Ella and Mr. Tanaka. His grandfather Chuck Thorndyke was also way too busy to raise Chris as he sealed himself in his lab as he was so devoted to his scientific work and research.
  • Purple Eyes: He gets it from his dad, who got it from his dad.
  • Secret Keeper: Until Sonic and co. become known to the public.
  • Shonen Hair: Looks a lot like Sora's.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He trained with Mr. Tanaka so that he could help Sonic and his friends in battle. Subverted in that his body shrinks upon going to Sonic's world, making him a lot weaker physically, though double subverted when he manages to help Sonic out in other ways.
  • Tragic Keepsake: He keeps Shadow's inhibitor ring, as the last thing Sonic found of him, from his sacrifice.
  • Unfazed Everyman: Although it was Sonic and co. who were the fish out of water on Earth, Chris was the main human to get involved, and in some ways acted like an audience surrogate. It doesn't take long for Chris to acclimate to the eccentricities that Sonic and co. brings into his life.

    Chuck Thorndyke
Voiced by: Bin Shimada (JP), Jerry Lobozzo (EN)

Chris's cool old grandpa on his father's side. He lives in the Thorndyke family mansion with his grandson, where his workshop is located. Because of his technical prowess, he and Tails often work together and quickly become friends.

  • Absurdly Youthful Father: Chuck, Nelson's father is 55 in the first part of the series while Nelson himself is 43. This means that Chuck had Nelson at only 12 years old.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Chuck inverts this Trope by being the old man who calls the younger folks out when he admonishes his son and daughter in-law for the neglect of their son, Chris, as well as for their poor initial attempts to rectify Chris's running away because of it.
  • The Cameo: He makes a background appearance in the 257th issue of Archie's Sonic comic as one of the citizens evacuating Station Square during an earthquake.
  • Cool Car: He has a vintage one.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: He passes this aspect on to Chris during the Time Skip.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Tails.
  • Parental Substitute: To Chris, in the absence of his workaholic son and daughter in-law. He occasionally shares the responsibilities of raising Chris with Ella and Mr. Tanaka. However, not all that much due to sealing himself in his lab as he was so devoted to his scientific work and research. Therefore Ella and Mr. Tanaka do most of the responsibility.
  • Purple Eyes: Passed down to son and grandson.
  • Secret Keeper: The second one in the household to learn of Sonic's existence, and helps Chris keep the secret until they become known to the public.
  • Shout-Out: To Uncle Chuck in the Sonic The Hedgehog TV show and the Archie Sonic comic book series, in that they share the same names, that they're both engineering geniuses, both closely-related to a main protagonist, and both help out Sonic and his friends.

    Mr. Tanaka 
Voiced by: Naoki Imamura (JP), Darren Dunstan (EN)

Mr. Tanaka is a very formal butler who may or may not have watched one too many martial arts movies. He helps around the Thorndyke mansion.

Voiced by: Kujira (JP), Mike Pollock (EN)

Ella is a pleasant but sometimes-rough-around-the-edges maid and cook who helps around the Thorndyke mansion.

    Lindsey Thorndyke 
Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (JP), Jennifer Blood (EN)

  • Older Than She Looks: She still looks very young, even when Chris is 12 years old.
  • Parental Neglect: Not maliciously so, but like her husband, her career keeps her away from home, and so she leaves the actual parenting of her son to her father in-law, Chuck, and her house's staff, Ella and Mr. Tanaka. At the end of Season 2, when Chris runs off with Sonic for fear of being alone again, Chuck calls Lindsey and Nelson out on their neglectful behavior of raising Chris, and the two begin taking the first real steps to correct this Trope.
  • When You Coming Home, Mom?: She's too busy to spend any real time with Chris due to her acting career, more so as he grew older. When Chris runs away with Sonic at the end of Season 2, she and her husband are called out for this by Chuck, specifically after she options luring her missing son out with any toy he could want. After realizing and acknowledging this, she bursts into tears and calls herself and her husband bad parents for being so neglectful. Post-Season 3's Timeskip, it is implied that she and her husband succeeded with patching things up with Chris.
  • Workaholic: The prime reason for both hers and her husband's neglectful parenting.

    Nelson Thorndyke 
Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (JP), Ted Lewis (EN)

  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He's much taller, and also more broad-shouldered, than his wife, Lindsey.
  • Parental Neglect: Not maliciously so, but like his wife, his career as a jet-setting CEO keeps him away from home, and so he leaves the actual parenting of his son to his father, Chuck, and his house's staff, Ella and Mr. Tanaka. At the end of Season 2, when Chris runs off with Sonic for fear of being alone again, Chuck calls Nelson and Lindsey out on their neglectful behavior of raising Chris, and the two begin taking the first real steps to correct this Trope.
  • Purple Eyes: Chris gets his eye color from his dad.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Like his wife, he means well, but he doesn't get to spend any real time with Chris, especially as he grew older. Chuck finally calls him and his wife out on this problem when Chris runs away with Sonic at the end of Season 2, right before he was to return home. They do make a genuine effort to make amends, and though not outright stated, Season 3's Time Skip implies that this aspect of their relationship with their son was patched up for good after this moment.
  • Workaholic: The prime reason for both his and his wife's neglectful parenting.

    Sam Speed 
Voiced by: Souichirou Tanaka (JP), Greg Abbey (EN)

  • Big Damn Heroes: When a mob is about to attack Sonic's friends, he shows up with his entire team to chase them away.
  • Cool Uncle: Definitely is this to Chris, though Chuck is quite exasperated with him and doesn't consider him the best of influences.
  • Fiery Redhead: The guy's pretty hotblooded and energetic, and like Sonic, he's not one to stay in one place for too long.
  • I Have Many Names: In the Japanese version, he has a new nickname every episode.
  • Large Ham: Rubs his racing prowess in whenever he appears.
  • Meaningful Name: He's obsessed with speed.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: In the dub, when Sonic and co. have to return to their world, Sam shows up when they're about to walk through the portal, intending to ask Sonic for a race. He decides to leave without understanding the context, believing that he can ask later when they're done doing whatever they're doing. Averted in the original Japanese version, in which briefly showing up and leaving without saying anything was his way of saying good bye.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is Samuel Fair.
  • The Rival: Often aspires to challenge and surpass Sonic's speed. He never succeeds.

Other Human Characters

    Chris' Friends 
Voiced by: Naomi Shindo (Danny, JP), Yuka Shioyama (Frances, JP), Noriko Hidaka (Helen, JP), Rachael Lillis (Danny, EN), Kerry Williams (Frances, EN), Amy Birnbaum (Helen, EN)


    Mr. Stuart 
Voiced by: Michio Nakao (JP), Andrew Rannells (EN)

  • Becoming the Mask: He becomes attached to his class, and goes out of his way to protect the kids on occasion.

Voiced by: Yukari Hikida (JP), Kayzie Rogers (EN)

  • Ship Tease: Topaz seems to have romantic inclination towards Chris Thorndyke's butler, Mr. Tanaka, which seems to have started after he saved her from falling to her death when the Egg Golem dropped her.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Rouge. Topaz is at first intolerant of Rouge because of her jokes at calling her old, but admired her considerable skills as a thief due to their advantages on missions. Their squabbles and jokes at the others' expense led into a playful relationship of sorts and they even began hanging out together outside work.

Other Characters


An ancient robot created a long time ago, who is awoken by Bokkun to break Eggman out of jail, but is befriended by Cream.


    Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik 
Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (JP), Mike Pollock (EN)

  • Adaptational Heroism: Although he does follow the same villainous actions of his game counterpart, the anime version refuses to torture his hostages, while in the games he had no problem with torturing Sonic. This is furthered in the comics, where his Friendly Enemy status is amped more and more.
  • Affably Evil: He wants to take over the world, he lies to get what he wants, but he respects Sonic as an enemy and often feels bad the thought of him dying. He never seems to want to kill Sonic, just defeat him, since he knows that he'd have no challenges left with no enemies to fight. He even once lectured Chris about that he needs to stop acting selfish, and it turns out his lecture helped Chris through Jerkass Realization.
  • Ambiguous Situation: While he hails from Sonic's world, both Professor Gerald and his cousin Maria still hail from Earth; this leads Eggman to theorize that he was initially born on Earth and somehow ended up on Sonic's world, but it's unclear whether or not this is the case.
  • Ambiguously Human: On top of coming from another world and having cartoonish proportions Eggman is also freakishly big compared to normal humans. He had to kneel down quite a bit to shake the president's hand, which also allowed the viewer to see that Eggman's fists are bigger than a normal human's head.
  • Anti-Villain: Borders on this, due to never going as far as the other villains in the series. Taken even further in the comic.
  • Badass Mustache
  • Badass Normal: In the comics, Eggman was able to go toe to toe with Sonic in a wrestling match.
  • Bad "Bad Acting": Vector calls him on it and Sonic recognizes it in episode 71.
  • Bad Boss: Treats Decoe, Bocoe, and Bokkun quite badly at times, although it's Played for Laughs and he has occasional Pet the Dog moments with them.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Sometimes. In the earlier episodes at least he is feared by the humans, with a lot of his plans coming off as genuinely deadly until Sonic intervenes. He did also nearly kill Sonic at the end of the first season.
  • Breakout Character: He had a large amount of development in the anime itself. In the comics however he almost eclipses Sonic as the main star.
  • Ditzy Genius: He's capable of being threatening and was the Big Bad of Season 1 but, as we can tell, he's also not too bright
  • Card-Carrying Villain: He loves boasting about how evil he is.
  • Egopolis: He wants to make the world into Eggman Land, whether Sonic's world, Earth, or both!
  • Dramatic Irony: Act like blurring out his monologue so Sonic crews can hear the Metarex plan to ambush them
  • Enemy Mine: Teams up with the heroes when a bigger threat comes along.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He can threaten his hostages with no problem, but he will not hurt them.
    "It's one thing to take people prisoner and threaten them, but when you hurt somebody, that's going too far."
  • Manchild: He does tend to have some childish moments in the show, but this trope is Played for Laughs.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: This childlike, not so evil, lovable goofball is the one who kidnapped Chris, caused genocide against an army, nearly killed Amy, and blew up the half of the moon!!!
  • Nominal Hero: In season 3, he joins forces with Team Sonic to save the world from the Metarex so he can conquer it and to prove that he can be just as much of a threat as Sonic.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Utilizes these a fair few times in the comics, most notably with El Gran Gordo. Only Sonic tends to see through them.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers an awesome one to Chris near the end of season 2 when Chris accuses him of freezing time just to get rid of Sonic.
    English version: "You're the one who's lying to yourself. You don't wanna accept the truth. Deep down, you know that once Sonic is gone, your life will have to go back to the way it was before. Your days of adventure are at an end, boy, just like your friendship with that hyper-annoying hedgehog. All your dreams have been shattered, haven't they? Life is like that, kiddo. Take it from somebody who knows! Whenever you reach too high, life smacks you down. But on the bright side, at least you and I won't have to see each other ever again."
    Japanese version: "How long are you going to act like a spoiled child, you fool?! Since you and Sonic always interfered with my plans together, i thought you were a little tougher I was wrong. You always rely on others and blame other people. If you think you can get away with that forever, your wrong! You only want to be with Sonic? That may be enough for you. However, if that's all you care about, you'll always be small-time. Can't you understand that?!"
  • Redemption Promotion: When he's not a villain in the 3rd season, he's much more competent. And then there's his El Gran Gordo alias in the comics...
  • Sadist: Played With. He often abuses Bokkun (and is justified to be responsible for Bookun's mood swings), Decoe and Bocoe when he's bored, and has no hesitation in injuring Sonic with a smile on his face. However, he finds the idea of torture horrid and during the first season finale, when his robot went haywire in the battle with Sonic and begins to brutally beat him, Chris begs him to stop the robot and Eggman tries to stop it.
  • Stout Strength: Once beat up a bunch of crocodiles and broke a mechanical laser turret with his bare fist. In an issue of the comic he actually wrestles Sonic in hand to hand combat, and holds his ground for a while.
  • Terrible Trio: With Decoe and Bocoe.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In season 2.
  • Victory Is Boring: Becomes an Antagonist in Mourning and cries out for Sonic's attention when he doesn't return to their home planet with the rest.
  • Villain Protagonist: By the end of the comic's run, Eggman is practically the main character. Granted he held onto his "villain" role by a thread by that point. Has odd moments of this in the anime as well (he is at the very least more spotlighted than Sonic).
  • Villains Out Shopping: There are a few episodes where Eggman takes a break from trying to Take Over the World, to just stay inside of his lair, and spend time with his minions, Decoe and Bocoe, and in one episode he also cooked food to Bokkun, though he wasn't very good at it.
  • Villainous Friendship: Sort of with, Bokkun, Decoe, and Bocoe. He treats them like dirt, but he does care about them, and they seem to be the closest thing he has to friends. They're also nice to him, even after he mistreated them. Then again, his treatment of them is mostly Played for Laughs, as well as it's apart of his "evil" facade, and he actually takes care of them to an extent.
  • Worthy Opponent: Views Sonic as this (even if a lot of their bouts are somewhat one sided). His life becomes empty without Sonic around to spar with, and frequently teams up with him when another antagonist endangers them both.

    Decoe & Bocoe
Voiced by: Ken Yamaguchi (Decoe, JP), Bin Shimada (Bocoe, JP), Andrew Rannells (Decoe, EN), Darren Dunstan (Bocoe, EN)

Dr. Eggman's robotic assistants. Docoe is the tall gold one, and Bocoe is the short silver one. Though they originally start out as background characters, they eventually get more direct screentime, lines, and developed personalities. Unlike many incarnations of Eggman's minions, these two don't usually confront Sonic and Co. directly, but rather personally assist Dr. Eggman, usually in whatever base / flying fortress he's currently operating.

  • Affably Evil: They just seem to follow the orders of their creator, Dr. Eggman. Whenever they're not busy helping him, they're usually seen engaging in peaceful activities, such as daintily drinking tea. When they temporarily run away from Eggman, they live at Chris's house and prove to be very helpful and friendly.
  • Ambiguous Robots: They seem more human compared to other robots. They have humanized emotions, goofiness, and aren't waterproof.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Unlike Dr. Eggman's lackies in previous animated shows, Docoe and Bocoe are generally competent and able to follow out their creator's orders, and show more insight than the Doctor quite a few times. For instance, they are put in charge of defending Eggman's island base when G.U.N. decides to attack it, and put up quite a fight against the navy and the air force. They are only sent packing when Dr. Eggman confronts and fails to stop a special strike force.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Briefly became butlers to Chris when Eggman treated them poorly and the heroes treated them kindly. It only lasted two episodes, however.
  • Guilt-Ridden Accomplice: They sometimes feel bad for assisting Eggman in some of his more callous acts. They briefly turn sides when he kidnaps Chris after he bothered to rescue them.
  • No Indoor Voice: Bocoe shouts everything in the original Japanese.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Inverted. Decoe is a villain, but a rather harmless Minion with an F in Evil for the most part.
  • Sissy Villain: The two display rather effeminate and whiny habits at times, and tend to be more efficient as butlers and technical assistance for Eggman rather than any physical work.
  • Vocal Evolution: The two bots are voiced in a stiff Robo Speak in early episodes of the English dub. Throughout the first season, while their overall pitch and synthetics remain largely the same, they gradually fluctuate into emotional human-like acting similar to their Japanese voices.

Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi (JP), Andrew Rannells (EN)

Eggman's childlike Messenger Robo.

  • Affably Evil: He's usually extremely cheerful, and his name-callings are rather used in a playful manner half of the time he's not angered.
  • Ambiguous Robots: Supposedly a robot like Decoe and Bocoe, but has a crush on Cream, and is shown to be able to eat and drink, and generally appears more organic than his counterparts.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Essentially how Docoe and Bocoe view Bokkun. For his part, Bokkun has ratted out Docoe and Bocoe to Dr. Eggman several times when they mention something unflattering towards him.
  • Keet: Programmed with the personality of a rambunctious child.
  • Mad Bomber: Often sends explosive video messages from Eggman to the heroes.
  • The Pollyanna: Bokkun is this in spades due to his rambunctious and lively attitude.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: The messages he delivers. Other characters catch onto this and get nervous when he shows up.
  • Sweet Tooth: He gets distracted by Ella's sweets.

  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: E-91 Lady Ninja, from what brief sentience she shows.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: E-99 Egg Emperor.
  • Dub Name Change: E-99 Egg Emperor is changed to the Eggsterminator in the dub due to the boss of the same name from Sonic Heroes, which it looks nothing like.
  • Gratuitous Greek: Joked about "As far as their names go, it's all Greek to me".
  • The Fool: Pretty much E-77 Lucky's premise.
  • Knight of Cerebus: E-99, the fight with being one of the few moments in the series where Sonic dying is presented as possibility.
  • Lightning Bruiser: E-99, with the Chaos Emeralds powering it (we don't see it fight much without them). It moves so fast that not even Sonic can keep up with it.
  • Humongous Mecha: Some of them are big enough to qualify.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Some of the E-Series are more loyal drones than evil, some such as Gamma and Lucky turn out to be rather benevolent when not under Eggman's control.
  • Monster of the Week: The recurring plotline of the first season was for Eggman to send in one of his robots to cause chaos each episode.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: E-100 Alpha "ZERO"] is not destroyed in the anime, he is last seen comically knocked out by Amy.

    E- 102 Gamma 
Voiced by: Naoki Imamura (JP), Andrew Rannells (EN)

  • Co Dragon: Briefly acts as one alongside Chaos to Eggman, following his brothers "demotion".
  • Gender Bender / She's a Man in Japan: For unknown reasons Gamma was referred to as female in the Dutch dub, in so far that Amy solely referred to Gamma as 'Miss Robot'. The gender change may be a nod to Gamma's pink flicky (which is also referred to as Lily's sister the English dub).
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Gamma is a robot, so most of "evil" actions owe to following Eggman's orders. As he gains emotions, he becomes increasingly empathetic and ultimately turns sides.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: To Eggman, initially. Directly lamented in the Japanese edit.
    Sonic: You want to fight.
    Gamma: It is Eggman-sama's orders.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: Given he's a robot, it's mostly a given. However, he specifically states his happiness about Beta's bird coming out safe before shutting down in the original Japanese edit.
    E-102 Gamma: Gamma; Mission Complete...
  • Robo Speak: In both dubs, in contrast to his Machine Monotone in the games versions. Oddly, the English dub also gives him a helium pitch synthetic.
  • Robot Buddy: With Amy, even more strongly than the games story.

    Dark Oak 
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (JP), Matt Hoverman (EN)

The Big Bad of Season 2, Dark Oak leads the Metarex to obtain the universe's planet eggs, hidden within the cores of every planet in existence. They were responsible for destroying Cosmo's world, actually being the last male members of her species who strived to gain power but corrupted themselves in the process.

  • Aliens are Bastards: They destroyed Cosmo's world after trying to gain power
  • Authority Equals Ass Kicking: This guy BEAT Super Sonic (likely very badly considering he only had some slight superficial damage while Sonic was exhausted), who was presented as invincible in the first two seasons.
  • Big Bad: Of Season 3.
  • The Chessmaster: His smooth plans involved using Cosmo as a spy to have all seven Chaos Emeralds gathered for him so he could bring them together for the Forestation process.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Subverted in that he actually has two eyes.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Fits this in every way. Dark and Troubled Past, Badass Cape, Cool Helmet, Noble Demon, We Can Rule Together etc. Plus, his desire to destroy planets, and formerly being a hero, to doing a Heel–Face Turn after in the very end.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: The first thing he does on screen is beat Super Sonic in a fight. He remains the only villain in any Sonic series to actually defeat Super Sonic in a fair fight.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Upon his defeat, he finally realizes that he was wrong in his goals and that his wife was right all along, ultimately passing into the afterlife with her.
  • Drunk with Power: As the above states, they destroyed Cosmo's world after trying to gain power, which they got and it didn't end well
  • End of the World as We Know It: The Metarex extract the planet eggs from planets and leave the worlds to slowly die.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He did love his wife Earthia, even when he started going to darker methods to win the planetary war, but the relationship turned strained when she turned against him and they both claimed the other was a traitor. Then it was obliterated when she nuked the planet with him and his followers still on it to wipe out most of the males of their race and he eventually retaliated by destroying her and her follower's ship to wipe out most of the females. By the very end, however, he seems to rekindle that love when he admits she was right all along.
  • Final Boss: The last threat faced by Sonic and his team in the finale and the entire series.
  • For the Evulz: Seemingly at first until his true origins are revealed.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: He didn't start out that way but he shows shades of this after his wife, Earthia, turned against him for his ways.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The show gets A LOT more serious when he takes over as the Big Bad.
  • Knight Templar: As the war that ravaged his planet continued, he eventually became convinced that life as the universe knew it was too flawed and he needed to reset it in order to end all wars and conflict, regardless of how many would have to die to see it through.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Implied to be Cosmo's father.
  • Manipulative Bastard: We learn in "Shadow's Arrival / The Cosmo Conspiracy" that he secretly manipulated Cosmo into using Sonic and his friends to gather all of the Chaos Emeralds for him. In "The Lost Planet / Eye Spy" after that, it is revealed that Dark Oak had been using a device implanted within her head to make her his unwilling spy the whole time.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He sends Metarex out to kill Sonic, and besides that mostly just sits around and does nothing. Especially jarring given that it turns that he could have easily found and killed him whenever he wanted to.
  • Taking You with Me: After Super Sonic and Super Shadow destroy the shell of the Final Nova's planet form, he decides to try his hand at attempting to OBLITERATE the ENTIRE galaxy with himself in his final moments.
    Dark Oak: Foolish hedgehogs. With the help of the Planet Egg, you were able to stop my plans to transform the universe. But you can never win this battle... If the Metarex cannot rule the galaxy, then we will destroy it! Muahahahahahah...!
  • Tragic Villain: At one point, he was a warrior desperate to win a great war for his planet by any means necessary, even if it risked the very life of his planet in the process. As a result, he lost his people, his wife's love and respect, his planet, and his morality as he refashioned himself into a galactic conqueror and murdered the majority of his surviving species' females for betraying him and turned what might have been his only remaining daughter into an Unwitting Pawn for his schemes.
  • Unrobotic Reveal: In "The Lost Planet / Eye Spy", just like Yellow Zelkova, he is revealed to be of the same species as Cosmo, and potentially even her father.
  • We Can Rule Together: He uses this with Sonic in the fourth-to-last episode before devouring him for deciding he would rather they get rid of him than him join the Metarex and let them take over the galaxy without a fight.
  • We Have Reserves: The Metarex seem to adopt this doctrine as a whole, and Dark Oak invokes this trope when Sonic and he meet again after their battle
    • "For each one you destroy, there are hundreds more that shall take their place".

     Yellow Zelkova 
Voiced by: Takeshi Watabe (JP), Ted Lewis (EN)

  • A Father to His Men: Implied as the soldiers under his command seem to share his enthusiasm for victory.
  • Blood Knight: Jumps at the chance to fight the Sonic Team, demanding to face them first.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He regularly seems jovial in his battles, my friend.
  • The Brute: Obviously.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Has stated himself to be evil a few times.
  • Disney Villain Death: After his fight with Knuckles he falls into a volcano. Subverted in that he visibly catches on fire briefly.
  • Dumb Muscle: While undoubtedly the strongest of the 4 commanders (and possibly stronger than Dark Oak), he is as dumb as a slab of pork and just as hammy.
    • It is implied in a flashback that he used to be reasonably intelligent, though it seems to have faded over the years.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Despite his dull wit and moments of being absolutely goofy (Eggman tattoos anyone?), he gets his hands dirty more than any other commander, fighting against Sonic and nearly destroys them multiple times.
  • Front Line General: Not so much as leading his troops into battle as lead only himself into battle.
  • Killed Off for Real: He falls into the lava in his last appearance and dies.
  • Large Ham: Pick ME! I shall be the representative for this TROPE!
  • Pet the Dog: He claims to miss his fellow commander Red Pine, claiming he was almost as strong as him (or in the case of the sub, was always careful).
  • Psychopathic Man Child:
  • Unrobotic Reveal: In his final appearance, once his armor is destroyed, he is revealed to not be a robot, but a giant lizard-like alien, who is also the same species as Cosmo.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Suffers one as he fails to defeat Knuckles and after he knocks his armor off.

     Red Pine 
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (JP), Jonathan Todd Ross (EN)

  • Attack! Attack... Retreat! Retreat!: After rushing in to destroy the compromised Metarex base, he has this moment when Super Sonic & Super Shadow created a gravitational force.
  • Big Red Devil: Evokes this visually with his maroon armor and large horns.
  • Continuity Nod: Is constantly referenced to after his death and is shown with the others and Dark Oak in their group picture after their people's history is revealed.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Would be a villainous example if it wasn't subverted. Despite appearing once, he is mentioned in multiple episodes in passing, immediately after his death.
  • Genius Bruiser: Allegedly, he was around Yellow Zelkova's strength and was a careful leader. We never get to see this.
  • Mauve Shirt: Quite literally, too. Between the other commanders, he served the smallest role and was killed off quickly, but did bring several plot points with him, such as the existence of the other commanders in the first place.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Noted In-Universe by Yellow Zelkova and Pale Bay Leaf. He was always a careful commander, which intrigued Pale Bay Leaf because of how recklessly he acted during his final moments.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Appears for half of one episode and instantly dies, despite being one of the 4 commanders.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite being seen in just one episode, he sets in motion the second half of the Metarex Saga and reveals the existence of the 4 commanders.
  • Unrobotic Reveal: In "The Lost Planet / Eye Spy", just like his fellow Metarex commanders, he is the same species as Cosmo.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He is only shown in the episode where he gets killed and doesn't appear again.

     Black Narcissus 
Voiced by: Ken Narita (JP), Sean Schemmel (EN)

  • Avenging the Villain: Declares that he will do this for Red Pine, even if it would go against Dark Oak's orders.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he and Pale Bay Leaf seemingly bite the dust as Final Mova.
  • Co-Dragons: Shares this with Pale Bay Leaf to some extent, and they are the only commanders of the original 4 remaining when Dark Oak activates forestation.
  • Evil Genius: Boasts his intelligence and is a natural plotter, manipulating people to do as he wants. Also knows better than to go to battle blind, wanting to gauge Sonic's abilities first before committing forces.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: The mirror on his staff allows him to invoke this while on the battlefield.
  • Foul Flower: The only main Metarex named after a flower, and one of the most cruel.
  • Frontline General: Seen leading a campaign on an unnamed world.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Seems to be his hat and prefers to plot and scheme over diplomacy (Pale Bay Leaf) or brute force (Yellow Zelkova).
  • Meaningful Name: Named specifically after the narcissus, it's namesake being a man who was incredibly vain and obsessed with himself, and in one version of the tale, couldn't get his eyes off his own reflection. Not only is Black Narcissus quite vain himself, he has a massive mirror on his staff so that he can always admire himself in the midst of battle.
  • Narcissist: If the entire page hasn't tipped you off.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Because of his laughable fighting strength, he usually spends his time scheming and planning things out.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Could go toe to toe with Rouge and Knuckles when he returns with Pale Bay Leaf and Dark Oak.
  • Unrobotic Reveal: Just like the other Metarex commanders, he is the same species as Cosmo.
  • Weak, but Skilled: While he is a good plotter and capable of bending people to fall where he needs them to, he is a terrible fighter (losing to Decoe and Bocoe and Bokkun).

     Pale Bay Leaf 
Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Jim Napolitano (EN)

  • Arm Chair Military: Unlike Yellow Zelkova (who constantly brawls with Sonic's forces), Red Pine (who goes down with his ship), and Black Narcissus (who is first seen leading a campaign planet side), Bay Leaf only fights himself at the end of the series (even his ship is seldom seen in battle, as Shadow destroys an entire fleet, but he appears later, indicating he wasn't there).
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Has some design cues from a cricket.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he and Black Narcissus seemingly bite the dust as Final Mova.
  • Co-Dragons: Shares this with Black Narcissus to some extent, and they are the only commanders of the original 4 remaining when Dark Oak activates forestation.
  • Creepy Long Fingers: He has unnecessarily long and very thin fingers.
  • Dual Wielding: Could do this with swords he can summon at will.
  • Evil Laugh: Can pull off an insane one quite well.
  • Extra Eyes: A third one in the middle of his head.
  • Genre Blind: Doesn't check to see if it was a trick after he thinks he destroyed the Blue Typhoon, gleefully going off to tell Dark Oak the good news.
  • I Lied: Played With. It is unknown if he was going to keep his promise to give the Freedom Fighters a spot in the Metarex hierarchy, but since they failed it is a moot point.
  • Inter Service Rivalry: Averted. While it looks like he and the other commanders do not do well with each other, as Pale Bay Leaf points out "we're not fighting, just having a difference of opinion".
  • Knight of Cerebus: Shared with and possibly excelled over Dark Oak. Compared to the rest of his subordinates, Pale Bay Leaf is seriously played and completely ruthless and at times darkly sadistic, particularly in his treatment of Molly's army.
  • Lean and Mean: The skinniest of the Metarex generals, and very much evil.
  • Manipulative Bastard: More of the diplomatic type (as opposed to Black Narcissus' behind the scenes plotting).
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: The skinniest of the generals, yet still capable of noselling Sonic’s attacks.
  • Not Himself: Noticed that the usually cautious Red Pine's plan of attack was unusually different during his final mission.
  • Odd Name Out: Only name that’s 3 words.
  • Unrobotic Reveal: Just like his fellow commanders, he is a male member of Cosmo's species.

Season 3 Heroes

Voiced by: Etsuko Kozakura (JP), Amy Birnbaum (EN)

A plant-like alien and allegedly the last of her kind, Cosmo joins the core cast in the second season, striving to defeat the Metarex responsible for destroying her homeworld. She forms a romantic bond with Tails.

  • Break the Cutie: She started off pretty fractured, the rest of the series finished her off.
  • The Cameo: A possibly unconfirmed one in Sonic Chronicles as the potted plant by the window on the top screen in Tails' workshop.
  • The Chosen One: Sorta, though we don't know about it until near the end.
  • Cool Big Sis: What she thinks of Galaxina.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Cosmo and the female Seedrians, in comparison to their large, brutish male counterparts.
  • Heroic BSoD: When she suddenly remembers why Dark Oak called her the ultimate Metarex spy, "White Seed".
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tails actually had to be the one to finish her off. And he was NOT happy about it.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Tails.
  • It's All My Fault: All over the place. Try not to count a time where she hasn't blamed herself for her friends getting hurt.
  • Someone Has to Die: That final episode made Tails into a Woobie all by itself.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Deadness: Could very well have turned out to be on the low end if Sonic X hadn't ended right after she died - that plant she left behind could be a means for her to regenerate.

Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima (JP), Bella Hudson (EN)


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