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The character sheet for the Sonic Zombie series. This is currently just starting out and expanding entires would be appreciated.

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"Because I'm Sonic and you're not."

  • Characterization Marches On: Sonic changes his "gimmick." In the second and third videos publish-wise, his shtick is that he speaks in monotone, acts like a Cloud Cuckoolander, and is a walking advertisement for things like Pizza Hut. Then Origins adds attitude and gives him his "douchebag" part, something that has stuck with him since.
  • Dull Surprise: In the earlier videos.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: Briefly, he seems to be reverting to his old/canon self to fight against the Sea Monster in Doom Ship, but he opts against it after it leads to him being eaten and goes back to his Sonic Zombie self.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Shopping Mall gives us an exchange where Sonic tries to get it on with Rouge after the rest of the team sets off to stop the Five-Man Band, where he's pushed away and lands on the ground. He then exclaims "I feel bad when I do that to Amy", followed by Amy randomly showing up to cuddle with Sonic, where Sonic throws her aside as well.
  • Idiot Hero: He's the title character of the series and is generally a dumbass.
  • Jerkass: He's rude, selfish, mean and generally admits he's a douchebag multiple times throughout the videos.
  • Medium Awareness: While the fourth wall is battered countless times by just about everyone, he addresses the audience much more often than anyone else. In fact, in Space the story "pauses" while the camera zooms in on him and he tells the viewers that this whole thing is purposefully badly done.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: He gets increasingly irritated with Amy's advances.
  • Our Slogan Is Terrible: Sonic in this series is an employee at Pizza Hut, and throughout Thing, he makes up many poor slogans.
  • Serial Rapist: Hornhog Sonic. The only one that sees this as a good thing is Amy, since she is constantly trying to get near Sonic.
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: Early in Origins, Amy asks Sonic if he could "comfort her", followed by Sonic answering with this trope.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He becomes considerably more rude starting from Origins.
  • Verbal Tic: Starts saying "Hooba Dooba" often around Vengeance, but seems to tone this down after Space.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice switches from a deliberately bad Jason Griffith impersonation to a deliberately bad Roger Craig Smith impersonation after his debut appearance.


"You say racist, I say funny as hell."

  • Berserk Button: He's very possessive of his tacos.
  • Creepy Child: If his age is the same as it was in canon, then his actions in Shopping Mall cements him as this. Where he stalks and hides around from Mega Man trying to steal the tacos in a direct omage to those character types, before finally getting the jump on him.
  • Companion Cube: His tacos.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the one time someone (Charmy) got dangerously close to taking a bite out of one of Tails' tacos, Tails grabs him by the shoulders and lets out an extreme flow of diarrhea on him, which knocks Charmy out of the room unconscious and completely blackened.
  • Flanderization: Originally, he simply sounded high-pitched, and was barely referred to as Mexican. In Diaries he became Mexican and the stereotype overtook his entire character for the rest of the series.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: Shopping Mall takes care to remind us that he can, in fact, fly.
  • Skyward Scream: Tails gives out one after his tacos go missing thanks to Silver.
  • Spexico: How Tails is portrayed.


  • Flanderization: Amy progressively gets more Sonic-obsessed as the series goes on.
  • I'm a Woman; I Can't Help It: During the entire series Amy repeatedly tries to get romantic with or outright requests to have sex with Sonic. It's gotten to the point where she tries to engage with Sonic when he's transformed in Vengeance and then a clone of him in Space only to be dissatisfied because they're not "really Sonic".
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In yet another attempt to "do'' Sonic, Amy instead decides to have sex with one of the many Sonic clones on Blaze's starship, accidentally releasing everyone else's clones, including Dr. Eggman's.


  • Back from the Dead: Three times so far. Once, when he's killed along with almost everyone else in Apocalypse 3 (and Rouge fixed everybody), then in Thing 2 where he's flung off a building but revealed to be fine later into Diaries 3, and finally for now he gets himself killed again in Vengeance just to come back via clones.
  • Gag Penis: An easy-to-miss scene in Thing 2 has him holding a number of guns at once, one of those guns being at his groin. His X-like pose during this makes it more obvious.
  • Large Ham: He's happy to shout as he guns down the zombies.
  • Motor Mouth: Nearly everything he says is quick and all bunched together.
  • Only Sane Man: Somewhat downplayed. While eccentric, he's more focused on the task at hand and is generally more capable than the others.


  • Male Gaze: Every time Rouge is in focus, the camera will almost always zoom into her breasts, often with sexual remarks from the narrator.
  • Nice Girl: She's generally friendly and polite towards others.
  • Only Sane Man: Downplayed. She's rather eccentric, but more down-to-earth than the others.


  • Ascended Extra: He was probably just going to be a one-episode character in Origins, but his popularity allowed him to come back in Vengeance and become a regular from then on.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: In Doom Ship and Shopping Mall.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His mannerisms and speech are based on Eddie Murphy.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: He becomes one after taking a bomb while in his monster form in Origins. They apparently look no different from normal echidnas, and when their powers are fused with that of a hornhog's, the person wielding both will turn into... some giant zombie thing.
  • Straight Gay: Turns out to be this in Doom Ship, where he falls in love with Espio.



  • The Ahnold: She talks like the namesake. Later, in Doom Ship, she fulfills the action hero part by killing a bunch of zombies.
  • Ascended Extra: Officially considered part of the main cast as of Doom Ship, after three episodes of not appearing and one as being fodder.
  • Forgot Flanders Could Do That: While preparing the escape in Shopping Mall, she flies up towards the hot air balloon. Apparantly just to let the viewers know that Billy didn't forget the fact that she can fly.
  • Nonstandard Character Design: She and Shrek are the only characters to have their facial features regularly stretched out.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her speech is clearly based off of Arnold Schwarzenegger. She even references a lot of his movies.



Blaze the Cat makes her debut in Sonic Zombie in Space, running the spaceship for reasons unknown.

  • Berserk Button: Don't let her find out you used one of her clones for sexual desires (as Amy learned the hard way) or else she'll evict you off her ship immediately.
  • Only Sane Man: She appears to be remarkably more rational than most of the other characters (along with Satan and Bowser), and speaks a lot more clearly and seriously. Yet she still rolls with the oddity of the storyline.

    Captain Vector 

  • Despair Event Horizon: According to "Captain's honor", he is required to go down with the SS Ikea when the sea monster damages it and causes it to sink.
  • Honor Before Reason: He believes in drowning with the SS Ikea should it sink. "Captain's honor to go down with the ship."
  • Lethal Chef: His Swedish Meatballs really give people the runs.




  • Humiliation Conga: He is attacked and knocked out by Tails and coated in diarrhea, followed by being killed and eaten alive by zombies once they invade the ship.
  • Motor Mouth: Nearly all of Charmy's lines have him spouting almost unrecognizable nonsense.



Shrek appears randomly from Origins onward, and with one exception he's always shouting enthusiastically at Knuckles and with an exaggered grin. He calls him Donkey.

  • Big Damn Heroes: After merely making pointless cameos throughout the series, Shrek actually serves a purpose in Finale when he saves Knuckles from being killed by one of the recolors. Knuckles even acknowledges his existence.
  • Large Ham: He's able to out-ham most of the cast.
  • Mind Screw: A lot of evidence suggests he doesn't even exist. Is he a ghost? A hallucination? What?
    • Finally subverted in Finale when he saves Knuckles.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: He actually talks normal in his cameo in Shopping Mall, and isn't stretched out. Knuckles finally takes note of him and goes "Uh, what?" before Shrek goes back to his previous self, getting a "Much better" reaction from Knuckles.
  • Verbal Tic: He calls Knuckles, or rather everyone if his appearance in Space is anything to go by, "Donkey."


"Why? Because I'm twelve!"

The faux-creator of the Sonic Zombie series, and its narrator.

  • Butt-Monkey: For a period of time, videos would end with him being abused or getting his computer taken over by a strange popup, but by Shopping Mall this seems to come to a close.
  • This Loser Is You: A light-hearted jab at people who make poor G-Mod videos.
  • Vague Age: Many of the things Billy says and does throughout the series are fitting of someone in their early to mid teen years (such as his constant obsession over Rouge and citing Left 4 Dead, a M-rated game, as a personal favorite), yet on two separate occasions he says he's 5 (in Thing) and 12 (in Diaries)
  • The Voice: We have yet to see him in any form. He doesn't even have an Author Avatar that gives him a virtual visualization. The closest thing to one is the intentional Special Effect Failures where the player character is visible.



  • Back for the Dead: He often returns just to be killed off or otherwise harmed in some way. He suffers an apparant defeat in Thing 2, but recovers. Then he's attacked by the Hornhog in Vengeance, but is revived via cloning in Space. That same video has him eaten by a Monster Silver clone, but then another clone of him goes around in Doom ship, which is the only video where he explicitely survives seeing as he's axed in Shopping Mall later.
  • Enemy Mine: To save his own life, Eggman is forced into joining the heroes during the zombie attack in Doom Ship. He remains loyal to Sonic's team in Shopping Mall, suggesting that he underwent a full Heel–Face Turn.
  • Trilling Rs: Done by the now Russian Robotnik.


  • Anti-Climax: His death in Shopping Mall. Shadow flat-out says that he was shot so quickly to save time.
  • Batman Gambit: Pulls off a massive one in Vengeance just so he can drain Sonic and Knuckles' hornhog/vampire powers and turn into a Kaiju.
  • Big Bad: Of Vengeance.
  • Butt-Monkey: Especially during his appearance in Shopping Mall, where he is left in a poor state and ridiculed by the others.
  • Hijacked by Ganon: He may not get the chance to be the final villain of Diaries 3, but he comes out of nowhere and fills the role in Vengeance. He is also the true identity of Metal Sonic.
  • Joker Immunity: The guy has a habit of continually coming back. He's been in about every other video so far, usually appears to die, then makes a return in some way. Even after being shot by Shadow point-blank in Shopping Mall, he still turns out to have grabbed on the rope. He may be knocked off by a hawk, but his fate is still rather ambiguous.

    Metal Sonic/Metal Silver 


  • Piss Take Rap: The rap battle between Knuckles and Pikachu. What Knuckles sings does not rhyme or even really match with the beat, and Pikachu is knocked out before he can give his verse.


  • Devoured by the Horde: When the zombies entered the mall in Shopping Mall, he is immediately targeted and eaten alive before having a chance to recover from his getaway attempt.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Bowser does nothing over his only episode that can be considered villainous and doesn't try to fight back when Cream suddenly attacks him because of the orders she and Eggman heard him receiving from Metal Sonic.

    Mega Man 

"This place appears to have nourishment."

    The Dolphin 


A doplhin from Super Mario World, part of Metal Sonic's bike gang.

Not to be confused with the re-occuring dolphin from Doom Ship, although they do have the same Verbal Tic.

  • Anti-Climax: Instead of fighting the team, he just tries to come on to Amy and/or Rouge, and promptly gets captured off screen.
  • Back from the Dead: Gets eaten by Monster Bowser in Shopping Mall, along with Pikachu and Mega Man, but then comes back in the finale to try (and fail) to have sex with Scourge.
  • Shout-Out: His voice is based on a let's play of Super Mario World, where one of the co-players jokingly tries to give the dolphins dialogue. The same applies for the dolphin from Doom Ship.
  • The Unintelligible: He only says "MIMIMIMIMI" and "sex."


"There's plenty of room at Outback Steakhouse, mate! Oy, Icepick, give these lads the tour, and I'll take this sweet Sheila for a tour of the park!"


    General Tropes 

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Tank and the zombies (and Hornhog if he's counted) are the only modestly-sized monsters in the whole lineup. Everything else is the size of a house at least and absolutely dwarfs the main characters at the most. If it doesn't start big, it becomes big, such is the case with Knuckle's and Bowser's transformations.
  • Monster of the Week: Many of these are only in one episode. Monster Silver and Hornhog clones make a cameo in Space, but with rather minor roles.

    The Zombies 

  • Demoted to Extra: They went from the main source of the conflict to Make Way for the New Villains in the second video, and from then on their relevancy decreases. Later appearances just seem to serve to remind you that, yes, this isn't called Sonic Zombie for no reason.

    The Tank 


  • Disc-One Final Boss: Despite supposedly being the Lord of the Zombies, his defeat does not mark the end of the series. Chronologically, there are still at least five more videos to go.
  • Teeny Weenie: According to Sonic, he has a tiny thing.


"No-one can ever defeat me! I am the monster!"

  • Beware the Silly Ones: Despite sounding incredibly chill, he is still a villain, and tries to cause an apocalypse.
  • Fantastic Racism: He calls Sonic and his group "puny humans," even thought none of them are human.

    Transformations — Unmarked Spoilers Inside! (Hornhog, Monster Knuckles, Monster Silver, Monster Bowser) 

The Hornhog

"What did you do to me? I'm feeling kind of furry, and uh... antsy, and... frisky at the same time!"

Monster Knuckles

Knuckles transforms into a beast in Origins after getting bitten by a zombie.

Monster Silver

Silver's form after taking both Sonic's Hornhog powers and Knuckle's vampire powers.

Monster Bowser/The Worm

Bowser's transformation after he becomes a zombie.

  • Call-Back: He transforms twice, just like Knuckles did.

    The Sea Monster 


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