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Sonic the Hedgehog
- Artificial Human: Well, hedgehog in this case. It's revealed at one point that Maledict created him as part of a plan to fight back against the angels; when he was deemed a failure, Maledict, having grown fond of him, had him sent to Mobius in a space pod, deciding to spare Sonic's life and allow him to build his own future.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Chris and Tails.
- Demoted to Extra: More than the original series, although is is still the hero. The rewrite gives him a much greater role.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed compared to the original show.
- Lightning Bruiser: He has Super Speed, can bust through robots with ease, and can take quite a bit of damage.
- Men Don't Cry: Completely averted, he lets the waterworks out when Tails dies.
- Super Speed: Naturally.
Miles "Tails" Prower
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 still humble and seeing Sonic as his idol, Tails grows up fast once he takes control of the Blue Typhoon. He forms a romantic relationship with Cosmo. Eventually, he is forced to sacrifice his life to defeat Dark Tails and save the universe.
- Adaptational Badass: And how!
- Break the Cutie: He's thoroughly broken by the end, both physically and mentally.
- Humble Hero: Even after he gains fantastic powers that surpass his friends, he still considers and defers to his friends whenever he can.
- Interspecies Romance: With Cosmo.
- Interrupted Suicide: That is how he and Sonic first met, expanding the backstory given in the show.
Knuckles the Echidna
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 is a bit anti-social and keeps to himself. He is short-tempered and easily fooled, but he makes up for it with his courage and fists. Often the butt of Sonic's jokes.
- Butt-Monkey: Less so in Dark Chaos, but it's there.
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 trusty Piko Piko Hammer. Turns deadly with her Hair-Trigger Temper.
- Badass Normal: And she becomes more badass in Dark Chaos.
- Cute and Psycho: Not nearly as much as the show, but still there.
- Drop the Hammer: Her Piko-Piko Hammer and her Metal Piko-Piko Hammer MKII.
Cream the RabbitShe 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 Badass: And even moreso in the rewrite.
- Badass Adorable: Occasionally. The rest of the time she has to settle for just being adorable.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Episode 66 shows just what happens when you make her mad.
- Adaptational Badass: From unleashing Death from Above with the Blue Typhoon in Episode 69 to fighting both Beelzebub and Astorath simultaneously by himself in Episode 75, he's got this in spades.
- 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.
- Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Oh yes.
Eric the Hedgehog
A raging adrenaline junkie and wild card of any fight, Eric is somewhat of an enigma. Despite his undeniable strength and speed, he is so impulsive and ditzy that not many others take him seriously, and even fewer like him. However, when the going gets tough, he shows a much more badass side. He has a Super form of his own, but nobody else knows how he learned to use Chaos Emeralds.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Eric may be impulsive, but he is also a force to be reckoned with.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Which leads too..
- The Cloudcuckoolander Was Right: Eric guessed Maledict's entire plot early on, and ended up being correct. It's even lampshaded.
- Ditzy Genius: He somehow built planes, weapons, and an entire space warship despite barely having enough focus to type out routine messages
- Guns Akimbo: His preferred fighting style.
- Hero of Another Story
- Humanoid Abomination: Subtly implied from his Medium Awareness and his Breaking the Fourth Wall.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His favorite method of attack, even when it's objectively stupid to do.
- Mad Scientist: A rare benevolent example
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Implied in several places.
- Stealth Parody: He is a parody of Sonic fan characters in general and Sonic the Hedgehog himself in particular.
Sonya the Hedgehog
Not to be confused with Sonia from Sonic Underground. Eric's girlfriend and closest companion, she also is the brains behind the crew. She tends to keep a calmer head compared to Amy, although she is utterly relentless in battle. She often takes over when Eric gets a bit too wild.
- Battle Couple: With Eric and her other friends.
Mighty the Armadillo
An old friend of Sonic's, he joined Eric's crew for the love of adventure.
- Badass Pacifist: For someone who dislikes fighting, he enjoys using explosives.
- Technical Pacifist: He refuses to harm other people, but he makes an exception for Shroud.
Fang the Sniper
A former member of the Chaotix, Sonya hired him to come along on their ship with the promise of riches and rewards. He is notably technically minded, having developed his own weapons and tech. He is also very intelligent.
- Only in It for the Money: The reason he joined Eric.
Shadow the Hedgehog
A powerful, black hedgehog who is the final result of Project Shadow, a scientific experiment headed by Eggman's grandfather Professor Gerald Robotnik under Maledict's secret control.
- Ultimate Life Form: Of course.
Alice the Cat
An orphaned girl from a planet devastated by a Shroud pandemic, Eric and friends find her clinging to life. They take her aboard their ship and introduce her as a member of their crew. She is killed by Dark Tails in Episode 72.
- Killed Off for Real: She is finally killed by Dark Tails in Episode 72
Maledict the Devil
One of the three gods who created the universe. He forged the Chaos Emeralds and infused them with his own power in ancient times. His decaying physical body is kept whole through extremely advanced cybernetic technology and the Altus Emerald of Power that he keeps with him. He is a consummate Manipulative Bastard and chessmaster, using his powers and sheer intelligence to rule the universe.
- Anti-Villain: Surprise, Surprise.
- Better the Devil You Know: The reason he commands such loyalty from his tropes: he's explicitly the lesser evil in a universe full of suffering and death.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: Less so than Allysion, but his sheer age and alien knowledge gives him a more malevolent version of this.
- But for Me, It Was Tuesday: In Episode 75, Cosmo calls him out on all the people he's killed and the horrible things he's done, including slaughtering the Seedrians and ruining Tsali's life. After a moment of silence, Maledict openly admits that for him, the Seedrians' extinction was "just another day."
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He had enough fatherly love for Sonic that, rather than destroy him when Project Sonic was deemed a failure, Maledict sent the infant hedgehog to Mobius to let him live his own life.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even he is disgusted by Beelzebub's cruelty and insanity; he largely only keeps him around because of his intelligence.
- Evil Virtues: Maledict firmly believes in working hard, and that mercy sometimes is better than cruelty.
- Expy: Since this fic's universe has Maledict be the one Gerald worked with when creating Shadow, the Devil can considered one of Black Doom.
- God in Human Form: God in Hedgehog Form
- Hobbes Was Right: Maledict is this trope taken to the point of Deconstruction
- Humans Are Bastards: The Devil loathes humans as degenerate primates, although this is mostly because humans were originally descended from Angels.
- I Have Many Names: Satan, the Devil (a traditional Demon honorific), the Evil One, Prince of the Air, God of Fire...
- Luke, I Am Your Father: He's revealed to be the father of Shadow and Sonic, having created them to serve as weapons against the angels.
- A Million Is a Statistic: How he justifies devastating the galaxy.Maledict: I sacrificed your galaxy to end the Eternal War, to cement my rule and finally bring order upon my rightful subjects. Billions had to die, so googols of others could live.
- Order Versus Chaos: Despite creating the Chaos Emeralds, Maledict firmly believes in imposing absolute order upon the universe - courtesy of his Demon Empire - and he will do anything to accomplish his goal.
- Power Armor: He wears a golden one under his cloak; it actually encases a liquid bubble where his remaining organs are kept functioning.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He doesn't want to destroy the Milky Way Galaxy outright because he understands the the resources of an entire galaxy is a very useful asset.
- The Unfettered
- Universal Conqueror
- Wicked Cultured
Beelzebub, Lord of Flies
The Grand Admiral of the Demon Imperial Navy, Beelzebub is a hyperactive sex-crazed maniac who enjoys raping others including children as his favorite pastime. He is narcissistic to the point of being completely delusional. Despite his cruelty and violent hedonism, he is both highly intelligent and very cunning. He also invented rock n' roll and guitars (by accident), and he is obsessed with chocolate fudge.
- 0% Approval Rating: He is absolutely despised by pretty much all the other Demon leaders for his Psychopathic Manchild personality and disturbing sexual fetishes. Even Maledict is disgusted by his cruelty and insanity, and only keeps him around because of his intelligence.
- Badass Bookworm: He's surprisingly adept at combat.
- Beware My Stinger Tail: Because it drips ultra-corrosive acid when he gets aroused.
- Depraved Bisexual
- Fat Bastard: And it doesn't slow him down one bit.
- The Hedonist
- I Call It "Vera": He has two spike chakrams grafted onto his arms called the Stars of Chaos. And his guitar, Fuckslayer.
- The Power of Rock
- Psychopathic Manchild: With emphasis on the "psychopathic"
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He is shown to be utterly depraved by having the passion to sexually assault Cosmo and Chris (who are children, mind you) with his flies and then rape them. In fact, the chapter where he does this is the only one with a Content Warning.
- Sense Freak
- Sissy Villain
- Would Hurt a Child: Has no qualms about torturing, sexually assaulting an 8-year-old Cosmo and 12-year-old Chris with his flies, and then raping them.
Astorath, the Prince of DarknessChief of the Nephilim/Hell Knights and Lord-General of the Demon Army, he is somewhat dimwitted at first glance. Despite his seeming lack of intelligence, he is resolute, doggedly loyal, and A Father to His Men. Also referred to as the Lord of Battle.
- Bald of Evil
- Blood Knight: He - and his entire race - live for combat and war in Maledict's name.
- The Brute
- Eloquent in My Native Tongue: He has a rather poor grasp of English, but when he uses Demonish...
- Evil Is Hammy
- Gentle Giant: When he isn't angry.
- Large Ham
- Made of Iron: His muscles are so inhumanly strong that bullets bounce right off.
- Papa Wolf
- Proud Warrior Race Guy
An admiral in the Imperial Navy, Maledict gives him command of an entire Legion and orders his forces to stop pursuing Sonic. He apparently lost most of his brothers and sisters in the war against the Metarex; when Maledict reveals his manipulation of the war, D'Arnazhee is so enraged that he takes out his sidearm and shoots the Devil in the back. His treason does not end well and Maledict immediately kills him.
Allysion, Goddess of LightOne of the three gods who created the universe. Her mortal shell has fully decayed, so she exists solely as a spirit bound to the Altus Emerald of Wisdom. Despite her condition, she is the unquestioned archenemy of Maledict, who she once loved as a brother, and she hopes to free the whole universe from his grasp.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: An effect of her wisdom.
- Goddess in Hedgehog Form
- Light Is Not Good: Allysion originally reviles Sonic as a monster because of his Demonic origins and orders him to be killed, until Tephiroth dissuades her.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She immediately recognizes the threat of Dark Tails and is willing to give Sonic and his friends a chance after Jesus vouches for them.
- Women Are Wiser: She is bound to the Altus Emerald of Wisdom.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist
Jesus Desjiliac ChristosOriginally a human being from Chris's world, Jesus was secretly raised from birth to be a future leader of the Federation. Nearly executed by Roman authorities, he was resurrected with Angel medical technology in his tomb and taken away soon afterward to fulfill his destiny. Now, he is officially the supreme military and diplomatic leader of the Federation. Strongly idealistic, he does all he can to keep his allies fighting together.
- Badass Beard
- Good Is Not Soft
- Happily Married: To a cloned Mary Magdelene. And he has a daughter as well.
- Jesus Was Way Cool: Cool enough to become the leader of an interstellar civilization.
- The Paragon
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- Scars Are Forever: He still has permanent marks on his body from his execution.
Tephiroth the Three-Winged AngelA fox who lived in the distant past, he is a distant ancestor of Tails. He is a genetic mix of both fox and Angel; he has two regular wings and a cybernetic one jutting from his back. He is a very contemplative and soft-spoken assassin for Christ, and he is definitely not a momma's boy.
- The Dreaded: Even Tsali fears him.
- Good Samaritan: He was the in-universe inspiration for the Trope Namer.
- The Paladin
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Tsali almost immediately sees through his Trinity disguise in Episode 56, although Sonic and friends don't.
- The Stoic
He was Jesus' closest friend/one-sided homosexual crush when Jesus originally lived on Chris's world. After Maledict showed him a vision that Jesus would create a religion that would cause terrible suffering in the future, Judas attempted to betray Jesus but immediately regretted it and hanged himself. However, before he died, he was cut down and taken from Earth to eventually reunite with Jesus. Today he is a major military leader of the Federation and is still Christ's closest friend.
The Avatar of War, ranking just under Jesus as the leader of the Federation military. He utterly despises the Demons and is perfectly willing to slaughter not only them, but everyone and anyone with them.
Muhammad the ProphetMentioned as the leader of the Emirate of Mecca. One of the most warlike leaders of the Federation, he is a crazed demagogue who wants to spread the religion of the Muslim god Allah across the universe.
- Red Baron: He is known as "Mad Camel" by his opponents.
Cosmo the Seedrian
The daughter of Hertia and Luke, she was born after the destruction of her home planet on the Dandelion. Rescued by Venus when the ship was attacked by Tsali, she fled in an escape pod and eventually crashed on Sonic's world. She eventually falls in love with Tails and he gives her control of the Blue Typhoon during the final battle. She is forced to kill him in order to defeat Dark Tails.
- Break the Cutie: She starts off pretty fractured, and the rest of the series finishes her off.
- Driven to Suicide: After being forced to kill Tails, she attempts to do this. She is talked out of it when the others tell her that Tails wouldn't want that.
- Friend to All Living Things
- Green Thumb
- Heroic BSoD: When she discovers the true fate of her mother and the tragedy that started the Metarex war.
- Interspecies Romance: With Tails.
- It's All My Fault: All over the place.
- Parachute Petticoat
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers an awesome one to Maledict himself
- Shrinking Violet
- Spared by the Adaptation
- Survivor Guilt
Venus the Seedrian
Venus is the last disciple of an ancient Seedrian religious order known as the Order of Tryphon, dedicated to keeping the Seedrian race safe if anything were to happen to it. She prayed to Maledict for the power to defend her race from Tsali; he answered by taking her soul and temporarily giving her enough power to defeat him. She aids Cosmo and her friends from the shadows. Eventually, she is possessed by Dark Tails and killed by Tsali and Trinity.
- Blood Knight
- Dark Action Girl
- Dark Is Not Evil
- Good Samaritan
- Guile Heroine
- Sinister Scythe: Her main weapon, even if it's not exactly sinister.
- Terror Hero
Luke the Seedrian/Dark Oak
The leader of the Metarex and Tsali's archenemy. Luke was once the leader of the Seedrians with his wife Hertia. He declared war on the Demons after hearing that they destroyed Tsali's home planet. Unfortunately, the war quickly started going badly for his people. Despairing and completely taken over by desperation, he decided to use Tsali as a template to create a weapon strong enough to defeat the Demons. His plan backfired spectacularly when Tsali escaped. Declaring that he would rather die than flee his homeworld, he and his comrades were still on their planet when Hertia cleansed it with nuclear weapons. Surviving the apocalyptic firestorm, he managed to escape with several of his closest advisors and reorganize into the Metarex.
- Adaptational Heroism
- Cyber Cyclops
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones
- Love Makes You Evil
- Love Redeems
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He is willing to do anything to get revenge on Tsali and the Demons.
- Spared by the Adaptation
Jave the Seedrian/Pale Bay Leaf
Luke's second-in-command from the Seedrian-Demon War and his closest friend. He is a cunning military leader and organizer.
Ceres the Seedrian/Yellow Zelkova
Strongman of the Metarex, Zelkova is a brutish hot-headed thug who serves as Dark Oak's enforcer.
Dioxin the Seedrian/Black Narcissus
Chief science officer of the Metarex. He researches the Planet Eggs and starts growing them to massive sizes in order to power the Metarex forces, and he researches the fake Chaos Emeralds developed by the Demons. He also developed the suits worn by his fellow Metarex.
Nick the Seedrian/Red Pine
A fleet commander of the Metarex. He and his entire fleet are incinerated by Maledict in Episode 64.
Quinn the Seedrian/Blue Spore
Not technically a Metarex leader, but Dark Oak's personal military attache. In Episode 75 he proposes the alliance between Sonic and the Metarex in order to save Luke and Tsali from Maledict's clutches. His ship is obliterated during the final battle with Devil Tails.
Galaxina the Seedrian
Cosmo's older sister, who was a baby when the Seedrians fled their home planet. She only appears in flashbacks; Tsali murdered her when he found and destroying the Seedrian colony ship Dandelion.
- Cool Big Sis
- Kill It with Fire:During the flashback in Episode 62, Tsali kills her by slicing open a fuel pipe and shoving Galaxina's face into the flame jet, burning her to death. Right in front of Cosmo.
Hertia the Seedrian
Cosmo's mother and a former Seedrian leader, she unleashed a nuclear holocaust on her own home world to stop Tsali and then fled on a colony ship. Believed to be dead after Tsali destroyed the ship, one of her seeds was actually taken to Hell and Maledict had her forcibly evolved into her original body with her memories. After Maledict reveals that he had been using her all along and everyone she loved had died to further his plans, he gives her the choice to take her own life rather than face the penalty for treason. She takes it.
Daisy the Seedrian
Hertia's niece, only mentioned in Tsali's flashbacks. Before he was turned into an android, Tsali and Daisy were once very close. She ended up being one of his first victims.
Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik
Sonic's longtime nemesis. He boasts an IQ of 300 and is marked by his comically obese appearance.
- Affably Evil: He wants to take over the world, he lies to get what he wants, but he respects Sonic as an enemy. He never seems to want to kill Sonic, just defeat him.
- Badass Moustache
- 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.
- Enemy Mine: Teams up with the heroes when a bigger threat comes along.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's horrified (and later enraged) when he discovers what Beelzebub did to Chris and Cosmo in Episode 67. Eggman and the rest of his party are also appalled at Beelzebub's experiments with artificial Chaos Emeralds.
- Evil Is Hammy
- Mad Scientist
- Victory Is Boring: Becomes an Antagonist in Mourning when he believes Sonic and all of his friends are dead.
Originally a farm boy from Thyferra, his planet was annihilated from orbit by a Demon fleet. He was rescued from the carnage by the Seedrians before the Demons invaded their world, and Hertia adopted him as her son. As the war rapidly began to go badly, Luke turned to increasingly unethical and insane experiments in order to create a weapon that could turn the tide. Kidnapping Tsali and faking his death, Luke roboticized him and turned him into a battle android powered by Chaos Energy. Driven completely mad by the torture and his new-found dark powers, he escaped from the testing facility and began exterminating every Seedrian on the planet. In desperation, Hertia and a group of refugees nuked their planet to stop him, but he survived. Vowing to exterminate the Seedrians, he joined Maledict and began hunting them across the galaxy.
- Artificial Fox
- Ax-Crazy: While moderately calm and even somewhat civil when he's not in battle, all bets are off in a fight. His greatest joy is murdering Seedrians in the most gory ways he can think of; everyone else is fair game too. And as the story goes on, the "Crazy" part comes to the forefront.
- The Dreaded
- Even Evil Has Standards: He may be a bloodthirsty mass murderer, but he's uncomfortable with slavery. When Maledict gave him a group of slaves as a gift when he became a Demon Lord, Tsali immediately freed them all.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He went from a normal farm boy to a killer battle android directly responsible for the Seedrians' extinction.
- Lightning Bruiser
- Misplaced Retribution: He ended up murdering Cosmo's entire race in revenge after being slowly and tortuously turned into a robot, even though only his adopted father Luke/Dark Oak was actually responsible for it.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He can destroy entire space fleets and ravage whole planets if he has enough power stored in his body.
- Please Kill Me If It Satisfies You: In Episode 74, with the truth out, Tsali gives Cosmo free reign to kill him and take revenge for her family and species. Cosmo refuses.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's basically this trope personified, often going straight into Ax-Crazy with his playful attitude towards violence and bloodshed. It's justified later on with the reveal that he was turned into a robot by Cosmo's race when he was only ten, which prevented him from aging physically or mentally - and the entire Metarex War was basically a genocidal temper-tantrum over it. Also lightly deconstructed, as his lack of self-control nearly ruins Maledict's plans several times.
- Tragic Villain
- Trauma Conga Line: A long one.
- Unwilling Roboticisation
- Villain Protagonist: He gets more development and screen time than many of the heroes.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds
- Worthy Opponent: He considers Dark Oak and Cosmo one. He also has genuine respect for Tephiroth and avoids him at all costs.
An arctic fox with a single tail, his home planet was glassed from orbit by a Demon fleet. Training himself until he would be strong enough to fight them, he accidentally ran afoul of Tephiroth and the Angels when he tried to spy on them for information. Instead of killing him for espionage, Jesus gives him a chance to join the Angels, and Trinity reluctantly accepts. He teams up with Tsali in order to find out Maledict's plans, and he eventually turns on Tsali. He takes part in the final battle and is killed by Dark Tails.
Dark TailsThe Eldritch Abomination known as Dark Tails was born when the souls of the slaughtered Seedrian race coalesced in the fabric of Warpspace. As he slowly grows in power, he begins to corrupt the entire galaxy with Dark Chaos Energy and Mind Rape any who resist him. Eventually, he grows to the point where even Maledict and Allysion stop their scheming to eliminate him. In Episode 75, he steals the Chaos Emeralds and uses them to fully manifest himself into the physical universe by creating a Dark Planet Egg. Eventually, he is finally extinguished, but he takes Tails down with him.
- Blob Monster
- Hijacked by Ganon: He becomes the main villain by the end, surpassing both Tsali and Maledict.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He attempts to possess Tails in one last ditch attack, which ends up leaving him critically vulnerable when Tails is able to resist him.
- Humanoid Abomination
- Made of Evil
- Mind Rape: His voice does this to any mortal who hears it. Except for Tails.
- Walking Wasteland
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Maledict, who is essentially Satan and an immortal Physical God, is left absolutely horrified at the sight of Dark Tails' true form.