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Silver the time-travelling hedgehog actually discovers a genuinely diabolical scheme by Eggman Nega: To retcon the main protagonists of the franchise out of existence by messing with their origins that made them the dysfunctional group they are today, leaving him totally unopposed!! As he goes back in time to warn the group, he has to learn the origins about the Sonic team personally since any files and information he had on them in the future is were scrambled by Eggman Nega. After Silver crashed their victory party over Eggman, Sonic realizes that even when they have been fighting together for so long, it is rather weird that they don't really know much about each other, so he decides to use this a team-building exercise.

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How did Sonic get his super speed? What made Amy fall in love with him? How did the Chaotix become detectives? Why is Rouge both a secret agent and a gem thief? How did Cream and Big meet their pets? Silver the Hedgehog needs to know the answers to these questions, and far more, for the future might depend on it...

A Sonic the Hedgehog fanfic by Ri2 with all that is to be expected. The Sliding Scale of Silliness vs. Seriousness is stretched tight at both ends. Read here.

The order in which the origin stories are written after Sonic and Tails is decided by the readers through reviews at the fanfic and/or messaging the author himself at his page.

The voting list goes like this: Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Rouge, Cream, Big (Yes, really) and finally the Chaotix. After a few chapters, Blaze, the Babylon Rogues, Shade and Sticks were added to the list. As of Chapter 7, Fang is added to the list.

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A much earlier work that serves as the Establishing Series Moment although according to Word of God is Loose Canon to this fanfic is written here.

Tropes applicable to the Establishing Series Moment are here:

Tropes applicable to Sonic Origins are here:

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  • 100% Adoration Rating: Blaze as the ruler of her empire.
  • A Rare Sentence: "Amy has a point": As stated by Rouge much to her disbelief.
  • Abdicate the Throne: Combined with adoption, this is what Cosmo is doing to make Blaze queen.
  • Above Good and Evil: Blanc avoids stating herself as such since most people who say that they are this are usually evil.
  • Abnormal Ammo: Shadow smashes Omochaos as a hobby to use their heads for a gun for that uses them as ammo!
  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Blanc the Bat, current vampire queen of Fangsylvania and mother of Rouge.
  • Action Girl: Pretty much all of the girls in Sonic's list of friends.Notable examples are Rouge, Blaze and Amy.
  • Adaptational Badass:
  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Pretty much the guys as per usual. Lampshaded by Blaze when being shown Rouge's form fueled by Dark Gaia which was totally nude and had Amy get Cream to cover her eyes due to indecency.
    Blaze: What of it? Most of you are naked already.
  • Adaptation Expansion:
    • We get to see more of the Sol Dimension than the games.
    • Shade helped Sonic to liberate the world from Eggman after the No Ending in Sonic Chronicles. Then she returned to Twilight Cage to rebuild and find a way to return to Mobius with all the other races in the Cage after reforming them as the new Imperator while issuing a manhunt for Ix.
  • Adaptational Villainy:
    • Locke in the source material was just a dad who placed duty over family. Here, he did not take the divorce with his wife well compared to the comic and started his crazed plan of ascension to leave behind the one she currently married to force her to come back to him which caused the downfall of the echidna race.
    • Omochaos in the games are just annoying pests that constantly state the obvious and anger you until you start screaming in rage. Here, they are all of the above as well as being probes of Gizomochao.
    • Vanilla is Donna Cottontail, head of the Cottontail crime family. Oh, and she is Doctor Eggman's EX-WIFE!!!
  • Adorable Abomination: GIZOMOCHAO!!! It is the creator of the Omochao and nearly drove Shade insane just by looking at it if it wasn't for her mind shutting down. It also triggers Uncanny Valley in everything it does. The act of bringing it over and it's subsequent battle with Gladius is what got Argus to send the Nocturnus to Twilight Cage.
  • Age Lift: Blaze and Cosmo are already much older than their canon counterparts even before the present as shown in Chapter 8.
  • A God I Am Not: Under the same logic as another famous cosmic being(That power alone doesn't equal godhood), Tikal states that she is not a god.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Played with for Gladius aka Emerl/Gemerl. He was created to be the greatest weapon with Adaptive Ability and a self-learning programming for maximum efficiency in combat. But while celebrating after one of his many conquests, he revealed that his attempt to fulfill his Rape, Pillage, and Burn protocol made him come up with the idea of using his Adaptive Ability to fulfill all three of aspects of the protocol on his own. This made Ix think of a failsafe because it is not just his power but more importantly his ability to think beyond his programming. Even then he remained loyal to the Nocturnus until they were separated in the Argus event, was given amnesia and reborn as EMERL. What would ultimately make him betray his friends would be the time should he have all seven Chaos emeralds in him, as Sonic is more than happy to point out.
  • Aluminium Christmas Trees: There is an actual fast-food chain in real life that goes by the name Sonic.
  • Always a Bigger Fish:
    • According to Tikal, there are many others who exceed her power as they ascended much earlier then her and at the top are the Ancient Walkers, primordial beings who are already one with the Chaos Force before even the eldest of the ascended beings. For comparison, even Sonic's most powerful opponents (Time Eater and Solaris) are completely insignificant to them.
    • Blanc states that for all your power and knowledge, know that there is always someone stronger out there.
    • The hierarchy of the Cthulhu Mythos was described to Sonic and company regarding the ranks of the Great Old Ones and the Outer Gods whom they serve.
  • Always Second Best: Ray the squirrel is this to Tails. He always loses to Tails in pretty much everything.
  • Always Chaotic Evil:
    • The Echidnas!!!Their backstories and actions in Sonic Adventure, Sonic Chronicles and the genocides from the more recent Knuckles Clan paint them as this. Knuckles is afraid for himself, thinking that he might follow in their footsteps. After Sonic finished recounting, he realizes that the number of good echidnas doesn't even exceed 10!
    • Whales and Dolphins.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents:
    • Sonic promised to bring Blaze over for dinner the next time she came to their dimension. She is looking forward to all the embarrassing childhood stories his parents are going to tell her, much to Sonic's dismay.
    • In Rouge's backstory viewing, her mother stated that when she was much younger, Rouge would always cry whenever she did not have her favourite blanket and doll in her hands, even when it was to wash them or stitch them back together whenever she ripped them accidentally. Then she started to talk about the times Rouge would break the crib or chew through the bars as a baby. Finally, Omega would have shown her baby pictures to the rest of the gang if it wasn't for Rouge herself intervening.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Also counts under Lawful Evil Type 2. Despite being the lord of all monsters, Blanc and her family didn't exactly "conquer" the world in the way that would get Sonic to come after her. Nevertheless, should she ever do so, she will be on his hit list. Rouge looks forward to it.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance:Blaze pretty much has this.
  • Amusement Park: To the surprise of Sonic and company, the carnival Amy went to and where she got cursed is an actual normal fair, no Eggman in sight. Which makes her point out one of the biggest Armor-Piercing Question not just for the fanfic but for the whole franchise regarding the unspoken psychological damage Eggman done to Sonic's generation.
    Amy: Funny...It's almost impossible to imagine a world where he wasn't running around,invading with robot armies or stupidly unleashing ancient evils all over the place. We have been at this for a long time, haven't we?
    Everyone paused, looking uncertain.
  • An Echidna and her Giziod: Shade is promoted to Procurator and is the handler of Gladius aka Emerl before he was Cream's friend.
  • An Aesop:
    • Rouge's chapter gives two:
      • Money and land can always be regained; even friends and family may not always be there one day. But that doesn't mean you should stop after the first time, for one thing is certain: that your memories and time spent with them will always be there as treasure for they are always unique.
      • When you look at historical figures, it is easy to pass them off as one-dimensional characters in a storybook, when they are just as flawed as anybody else.
    • Cream's chapter gives one: People are complicated. We can't all be one-dimensional heroes or villains, after all.
    • Blaze's chapter has two:
      • In important situations, practicality must take precedence over pride.
      • Most of the time, silver bullets are more trouble than they're worth.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Thanks to Silver's stunt which will lead to a Bad Future 200 years from now, the cast enter their time-travelling Home Base into the future to set things right. Also counts as a Sequel Hook despite Word of God stating in the afterword that he won't write a follow-up to this.
  • Ancient Artifact:
    • The Master Emerald. That thing is not as much as a gemstone as it a link to the Chaos Force, the source of all Chaos Energy.It unintentionally becomes a Doomsday Device when used Locke's Evil Plan.
    • The Dark Heart. The Source of Dark Power and Demon Imperial Power. It's a piece of Dark Gaia's body and it is still linked to it!
  • Ancient Conspiracy: The denizens of Fangsylvania have existed before the first civilisation and passed themselves of as mythological monsters for the mortals and is responsible for the popularity of the monster genre in fiction during present day.
  • Anti-Climax:
    • Knuckles becoming the guardian of the Master Emerald isn't anything special like Sonic's, so he resorts to using the Superman origin story thinking that he is unheard of in Mobius. It doesn't work. But how Knuckles became the Last of His Kind in the first place is another story...
    • All that nightmare fuel and build-up for an Omochao? Then it inverts the trope so hard that Shade was driven unconscious by her own mind until its battle with Gladius is over and the Nocturnus is in Twilight Cage.
    • The legendary royal family vault of Fangsylvania contains....various items that are the equivalent of souvenirs like a Superhero Trophy Shelf? There is a very good reason why...and it is not just to avoid having sympathetic magic used on you.
    • After a vampire princess and a destroyer of worlds, learning that your friend's mother is a crime boss is quite underwhelming.
  • Apathetic Citizens: Pretty much the problem with the denizens of Solana. They were so caught up in their own problems even the threat of Helheim couldn't bring them together.
  • Apocalypse How:
  • Armchair Military:
    • The Nocturnus high command is this.
    • Blaze is more than happy to state that she averts this like plague and actually treats her soldiers as actual living beings, which is one of the reasons why she is so successful.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Due to being jaded from being disbelieved so long, Sticks says that she only helped Undersealandia because they were her only ticket back home. Athair's response?
    Athair: (raised an eyebrow) Do you really mean that?
  • Ascended Fridge Horror:
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence:
    • Crosses into Complete Immortality for Tikal. She insists that she is not a ghost but a being that transcended mortality and is no longer bound by time or physical existence. Locke tried to do this for the whole of the echidna race while purposely leaving behind the one echidna who his wife ran off to. He failed because his plan of ascension would only succeed if he included every echidna including the one he supposed to leave behind. This resulted in the mass extinction of the whole species. The intervention of the Ancient Walkers saved them from death but scattered them throughout dimensions, some even becoming their messengers.
    • Upon retirement from the throne, the vampire in question will rest in the Crypt Of The Elders, entering a state of hibernation while their minds explore the universe and beyond. As they explore the astral plane, their subconscious portion will fuse to the Elder Mind, an entity formed of the collective wisdom and experience of their predecessors. When in dire need, the current ruler can ask the Elder Mind for advice or just to simply visit a certain family member.
  • Ascended Demon: Blaze thinks of herself as this, a demon queen becoming a hero after a very long imprisonment. Unbeknownst to her, it is not true. Sort of.
  • Audience Surrogate: Silver pretty much becomes this as he is asking for the superhero origin of the characters, an action that is usually asked by fans. This is already is a giant hint that main premise of the story is a big fat lie.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Blaze and Shade. Rouge as well during the Fangsylvania Civil War as the kingdom's princess.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Dr Emile Blue's artificial induced evolution, it can bring sentience and sapience to any normal animal, turning them into Mobians. But the ingredients are a Chaos Emerald, a Mobian with a strong enough spark of Chaos energy in them and many other expensive components.
  • Awful Truth: Pretty much the reason why Blaze told Cream her Sonic Rush backstory. At Chapter 8, when it is her turn, she states that Cream is ready to hear her story given how well she handled the prior chapters.
  • Back from the Dead: Fang has to go through this as it is part of the process to be the next Gunslinger.
  • Bait-and-Switch:
    • The carnival that Amy went to seems to be building up to being closed down for being family-unfriendly(see:belly dancers), well the actual reason is...
      Amy: No, the Ferris wheel derailed and killed hundreds of people. Also, there was some food poisoning and I think there was a sexual predator/serial killer hiding in the hall of mirrors or something.
    • Since there has been a lot of talk about world-saving orders and world-ending cults, it seems to be building up to having a cult that worships Blaze to save her at the last minute from her imprisonment. Her response?
      Blaze:If only...
  • Batman Gambit: Rouge's employment with GUN hinges on her failing to steal from them and then advertising her skills and fame as a Phantom Thief to convince GUN to hire her as a spy rather than throwing her into prison. It works. This is to allow her to learn the concept of "knowledge" as GUN is the perfect vantage point, spying on them and their enemies.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Cream, the family business you are going to inherit might not be a good thing....
  • Because Destiny Says So: The entire process of handing the Gunslinger title down to your successor cannot be altered in any way. Any attempts to work around it will fail.
  • Berserk Button:
  • Beyond the Impossible:
  • Big Bad: Eggman Nega. Except that the entire premise is one whole lie Silver pulled out of his ass to cheat on his historical report resulting in a Bad Future, unwittingly making himself this.
  • Big Fancy Castle: Rouge's royal castle is so huge that it casts the surrounding land into shadow and makes Barad-dur inadequate by comparison. Even Blaze's castle isn't that big!
  • Big Fancy House: Cream's house in her origin. Her actual house is even bigger!! Justified due to the huge number of the other extended family members and servants living there too.
  • Big "NO!": Vector gives one upon learning that Vanilla is a crime boss.
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: Knuckles' family is as based from the Archie comic(Jerkass father, mother divorced and married another with the extended family as messed up people). Subverted for Knuckles as he was not born yet when all the drama went down.
  • Black Comedy: Sonic nervously jokes about how much Tails resembles Vitruvius when he was in the workshop for too long minus the necklace of his own eyeballs. Tails says that it is not funny.
  • Blackmail:
    • The potential of getting all sorts of dirt on everyone convinces Team Dark to stay, listen and trade tales.
    • Blanc states that if subtlety and money doesn't work, use this!
  • Blessed with Suck: The Djinns that the Babylon Rogues descended from are wish-granting genies. The problem is that they can't grant wishes for themselves while having to grant everyone else's. Do the math.
  • Blood Knight: One of many reasons why Sonic and Blaze hooked up, much to Amy's dismay.
    Sonic: You got me there. We're both adrenaline junkies through and through, aren't we? Guess that's why we fit so well together.
  • Body Horror: Let's just say Helheim Forest learned a terrifyingly new trick upon invading the Sol Dimension:It assimilates any living beings just using its roots, no Inves needed, growing over and into them turning them into living plant batteries fused to the forest. Did I forget to mention that they are still alive after being assimilated?
  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick:
    • When Sonic asks how she is doing after the Chaos Incident. Tikal states that she spends her time watching Knuckles being an incompetent guardian for the Master Emerald, exploring the furthest reaches of reality, learning the secrets of the universe, having mind blowing sex with Chaos....
    • Upon the subject of how Fangsylvania's castle was built, Rouge states that it took a few thousand years of unceasing labor, the blood and soul sacrifice of a few million thralls and liberal use of dark magic.
    • Knuckles blows the lid, thinking that Cream can handle it. He is very wrong.
      Knuckles: Well, I figured that if she was okay with having Eggman as a dad, and Shadow as a great-uncle, and a former goblin like Chocola as a pet or an ex-weapon of mass destruction like Gemerl as a housemate, she'd be fine with Vanilla being a ruthless criminal mastermind!
    • How was Cosmo unable to remember the truth?
      Eggman Nega: Not too much, really.Just erased a few memories, planted a few post-hypnotic suggestions into your subconscious to guide you in the direction we wanted you to… Oh, and attached an implant just behind your right eye so that we could see everything you saw and, if necessary, give you a bit of an extra… Push in the right direction.
  • Break the Cutie: Happens in full force for the whole gang whenever they learn of any Dark and Troubled Past or watch some Nightmare Fuel, now throw in poor Cream who decided to stay and watch....
    • As of Chapter 9:
      Cream: Because I'm incredibly innocent and naïve! As if that weren't obvious enough already! Though getting less so as the day goes on, it would seem.
  • Breather Episode: Cream's origin. It is sandwiched between Blaze's two-part origin.
  • Brick Joke:
    • Sonic stated that he constantly tried to tell Shadow that he knew a scientist who descended from one of the ARK scientists but got constantly interrupted, so he says:
      Sonic: Okay, another time then.
      • Cut to the present...
      Sonic: And I guess another time is now.
    • During the multiverse viewing of the possible mates for Sonic, one of the more recurring possibilities is a red and black male hedgehog. Shadow understandably freaks out.
      Shadow: I may be many things, but gay isn't one of them!
      • Now cut forward to realising that everyone has a boyfriend or girlfriend except for Amy,Espio and Shadow.To ward off Amy, Espio says that he has a vow of chastity. As for Shadow...
      Shadow:And I'm gay, remember?
      Knuckles: I thought you said you weren't.
      Shadow: If it's a choice between men or the pink hedgehog, I'll take men any day.
    • When revealed that Bean really, really, REALLY likes explosives and found out that he is on the same team as a walking bomb, he started dating it. Omega's response?
      Omega: DISGUSTING, A-ROBOT-DEIGNING-TO-BE-WITH-A-SQUISHY-IN-THAT-MANNER? DISGRACEFUL!
      Omega:...I-THINK-I-AM-IN-LOVE,
      Rouge: I thought you said romance between a robot and an organic was disgusting?
      Omega: I-WAS-SO-WRONG!
      • On top of that, after Blaze's rampage in Chapter 8?
      Omega: I-AM-IN-LOVE. MARRY-ME!
    • Charmy apparently has a drug problem, much to the disbelief of everyone else. Upon the subject of Vanilla's kindness....
      Charmy: And she was nice enough to sponsor me for that rehab program. What? I told you; we live in a bad neighborhood!
    • Amy wonders how can she get rid of the weeds in her garden via burning without destroying her garden in Chapter 8. Upon looking at Dark Oak's Phase 4 appearance in Chapter 10, she decides to burn down her garden upon reaching home.
    • In Sonic's origin, he sees an ordinary Delorean with the fantasy that it can travel through time thanks to hanging out with a Doc Brown expy. Jump forward to Chapter 15, it's capable of time travel.
  • Broad Strokes: The setting crosses over into this as it grabs story plots and characters from other continuities and places them in this world. See Continuity Nod and Shout-Out.
  • Broken Bird:
    • Blaze, man she needs a hug.
      Blaze: Trust me, I'm not quite as put together as I might seem. I'm just good at putting up a good front, though a few thousand years of routine therapy has helped quite a bit. Even so, I'm still a lot more vulnerable than I care to admit. A while back, there was this one psychic who was able to get into my head and convince me that the last few hundred years of my life had been nothing more than another hallucination, and that I was still in that hell, and had never escaped. I was…pretty messed up by it. It took me a while to recover. It was weeks before I could even leave my room again.
    • Cream definitely needs one too in the face of the sheer amount of cynicism and horror she is witnessing.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • Knuckles towards his species. It's not hard to see why.
      Knuckles: Yeah, we're just dying to hear more about how awful my people used to be, when they actually existed.
    • If learning that Vanilla is a crime boss didn't do this for the rest of the gang, then learning that she was Eggman's ex-wife did. Poor Vector...
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • The gang often looks back and everyone gets their fair share of jabs. Shadow, Knuckles (his gullibility with a helping of being literal minded and finally being dumber than usual at times as the icing on the cake) and Silver (Being shoved as an annoyance that never goes away) stand out the most. As for Shadow...
      • He is the third wheel in the love triangle.(Throughout the story)
      • He didn't get a new origin story since it is bad enough.(Prologue and in Meta)
      • He finds out about the Sonshadow side of the fanbase.(Chapter 3)
      • Getting constantly used as an example of the Dysfunction Junction within the cast.(Chapter 6 onwards)
      • Firstly, he learns that the GUN commander has a secret closet that contains a Shadow costume that he wears when he thinks no one is looking. Secondly,he gets a table slammed over him by his teammates, granted he kind of asked for it as he kept insisting on pasting his name on a hypothetical game adaptation of their adventures. He was left under the table for the rest of the chapter.(Chapter 7)
      • Being called a cliché and being yelled at to go back to DeviantArt.(Chapter 8)
      • Finally learning that Cream is his great-niece and vows to protect her love of life and idealism. Cue Knuckles blowing the whistle on her mother.(Chapter 9)
    • Jet is this in Chapter 11. You are pretty much the Butt-Monkey if you are considered insignificant in the grand scheme of things while being below your own subordinates and joke characters.
    • Dr Eggman as of the story's completion. The opening narration for his origin is the last line in the story. Ouch.
  • But Thou Must!: As much as Silver's constant attempts to jump back to change the future can be pretty much used to be an excuse to hang out with Sonic and friends, they just couldn't ignore him in case the threat is real. Thankfully for everyone, the reason this time is very real and dangerous.
  • Butterfly of Doom: When Silver got higher marks on his report than the cast's children thanks to his cheating, he gets carried away and rubs it in their faces by saying that he knows their parents better than their own children. This happened during their rebellious teenage phase whose angst is being compounded by being stuck in the shadow of their parents which already resulted in strained relationships with their parents. The result? A massive battle between the two generations of heroes which leaves them too physically and mentally drained to face Gizomochao when it wakes up to attack Mobius 200 years later. That report grade better be worth it...
  • Bystander Syndrome: What made the culling go on without any objections until Shade stepped up and killed her own superior. Every single recruit was waiting for another one to oppose this plan, that and years of boot camp have made them too conditioned to disobey orders. Shadow explains just why it is so horrifying.
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  • Call-Forward: Too many to count. The characters that have not yet said their stories sometimes slip hints of details of their stories while commenting on the one they are seeing.
  • Cerebus Retcon:
  • Changing The Uncomfortable Subject: Whenever there is some awkward information revealed, they always tell the storyteller to continue to quickly move on.
  • Chekhov's Gun:
    • The Omochao that Shadow smashed with a Chaos Spear and later had it's remains inspected by Tails might be important later...
    • An In-Universe example,Blanc states that anything you learn can be handy years later. Such as how maths lessons can help you with logistics and how history lectures make great practice for staying awake during meetings or the very least teaching you how to sleep with your eyes open in case of long filibusters.
      • Rouge's experience of wealth and knowledge were put to the test in her country's civil war.
    • The minion that Blaze summoned is recognised In-Universe as mooks from Crisis City. It is already a clue as to where Blaze is from.
      Vector: Wait a sec! There were things like that in that weird Crisis City place we found back during the whole Time Eater thing! You know, the place that none of us recognized?
  • Child Soldier:
    • Although implied with Sonic and friends considering the situation (Fighting a Mad Scientist that rules an actual empire with a robot army while they are only at their adolescence or teens at best).
    • Shade plays it Up to Eleven by enrolling in basic training at Cream's age, which is 6!!.
  • City of Adventure: Averted for North-by-Northwestopolis. Their city slogan? "Nothing happens in North-by-Northwestopolis. Ever." This is the place the Chaotix were dumped to after Knuckles kicked them off Angel Island and couldn't go anywhere else because they are too poor to afford transport, so they decided to form a team of superheroes here. As you can tell, this is a bad idea because nothing ever happens and they are constantly slammed with fines due to damage from their own teammates.
  • Clap Your Hands If You Believe: Believed to be the reason for the many different kinds of hells, heavens etc...
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Stated as the good counterpart to Ax-Crazy when defining insanity.
  • Code Emergency:
    • Omega-7: When a malevolent cosmic entity from beyond time is about to enter your reality and destroy the world. Used by Shade when telling Gladius upon the arrival of Gizomochao.
    • Nightmare Green: GUN emergency code for the end of everything and you just hope that you suffered the least damage. Shadow only gave one hint: Silence Will Fall.
  • Complete Immortality:
    • What happens went you ascend using the Master Emerald. Tikal is one example. Locke tried to do this for the whole of the echidna race while purposely leaving behind the one echidna who his wife ran off to. He failed because his plan of ascension would only succeed if he included every echidna including the one he supposed to leave behind. Knuckles has this much to his surprise as it comes with being the Master Emerald's guardian.
    • The Fangsylvania Royal Vampire Family has this too.
    • Blaze's immortality is a combination of preservation and reinforcement spells and having the Flames of Disaster in her.
  • Continuity Nod:
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Guess who? Much to the dismay of Rouge...
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Defied with an extreme prejudice with pretty much everyone. Even Knuckles. Counts as a Take That! towards Sega's no family, no relatives policy.
  • Cool Bike: Fang's Marvelous Queen, of course. It's as dangerous as its master.
  • Cool Car: The time-traveling Delorean finished by Doctor Emile Blue and Tails from Silver's time. It becomes the cast's Home Base thanks to being Bigger on the Inside due to future space compression technology.
  • Crapsack World:
    • With an Omnicidal Maniac running loose around because of Sonic's own unwillingness to kill, countless Sealed Evil in a Can scattered around just waiting to be unleashed and an Alien Invasion every now and then, it's safe to say that life expectancy for the average person is very low and is in a constant state of fear and dread for the next disaster. Summed up here:
      Sonic: Well, that's kind of the problem in our line of work. You save the world,but it doesn't STAY saved. Well,at least it keep things interesting!
      Blaze: And the average citizen is in a near constant dread that their world could be destroyed at any moment.
      Sonic: That too.
    • The kingdom of Solana during Helheim's invasion.
      • It turns out that even before Helheim, the kingdom is already like that. The high elves seizing control of the wood elves and fairies. Dwarves keeping a mother dragon in near-death for centuries due to fear that her death throes will destroy their home, which they were proven right as shown later on. Mulantis and Necropolis are the only ones that are remotely decent but suffer from massive apathy. A race of self-proclaimed higher-beings thinking that they are literally above it all and were planning on wiping out all life on the surface to stop Helheim. The Drow are too caught up in their own problems with their society despite Helheim literally crashing on their gates and they have Wendigoes barging down their now broken northern walls. The worst part? In the Sol dimension, this is considered paradise compared to the rest of the world.
  • Crazy-Prepared:
    • Fang's weapon stash is downright ridiculous due to his line of work.
    • Blanc's list of contingencies: Try a Loophole Abuse on her? No way! A Fae realm? Find out what kind of rules they have and invoke I Know Your True Name. Hell? A dozen escape routes to better worlds and the true names of over 100 demons, archdemons and even dukes! Heaven? She swipes the command of several angels from God! The locations of various dimensions, what lives there and how to escape back. Locations of every Sealed Evil in a Can and Eldritch Abomination, along with their unsealing and banishing rites. The identities and addresses of many high-ranking cultists who worship such things. Finally, all the thousand faces and names of Nyarlyathotep even his true secret name!
    • The order dedicated to sealing Blaze has thousands of years of prep time. When she is finally at her weakest at the end of her rampage, let's just say they put all time they had into good use to make sure she was imprisoned for eternity. But nothing is out of reach of the Helheim Forest.
      Cultist: You didn't think we'd make it that easy, did you? I told you, we've been waiting a long time, more than enough to prepare. Every bit of your cell is made from deepstone, a material that can only be found in the deepest reaches of the ocean, and so retains some of its watery properties, including the ability to suppress fire magic. The seams are mystically bonded to prevent any of the bars or links from being removed. The runes are spells of binding and suppression which work to constantly weaken and contain you while simultaneously reinforcing each other so they will never falter or weaken or fail. They are also spells of preservation, which means you will be kept in the same physical state you are now, so you can't escape by killing yourself and reincarnating outside…or simply wish to end it all and die. The only way to unlock the cage is with a single key, which we have already broken into a dozen pieces and randomly hurled into other worlds. Once we've finished banishing you, we shall kill ourselves, and since the spell we're using to get rid of you was never written down but memorized…once you're gone, nobody will ever be able to bring you back." He considered for a moment. "I suppose some might call it overkill to keep you imprisoned in a cage while you're banished to another dimension, but given how dangerous you are, I think it's an acceptable level of precaution.
  • Crossover: With Gaim's actual appearance, Chapter 10 is pretty much codified as such.
  • Cruel Mercy: Blaze inflicts this on Dark Oak by destroying the Golden Fruit instead of him or eating it herself, in order to hammer in the All for Nothing message on him, which worked perfectly.
  • Cult of Personality:
    • Imperator Pir'Oth Ix of the Nocturnus uses this to make the entire clan obey him without question.
    • According to Blaze, she has one has well. She is ok with it as long as her 'faithful' do go around hurting people.
  • Curse: Amy received a curse of Flanderization of Stalker with a Crush on Sonic while making sure that the escape clause has nothing to do with him at all.
  • Curse Escape Clause: Played with when Amy got cursed and she asked for an escape clause, justifying it to be a law of magic. Of course the fortune teller would want the curse to actually stick and chided all those idiots for lacking imagination to come up with something good(aka an impossible to fulfill escape clause). She then proceed to give out one of the most ridiculous escape clauses in the history of fiction. The whole situation is summed up here.
    Amy: But that's ridiculous! There is no way I'm able to do all of that!!
    Gypsy: That's the idea.
  • The Cutie: Cream, obviously.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: Double Subverted for Eggman. Any legit money making moves is for funding his next world domination scheme.
  • Damsel in Distress: Amy asks the fortune teller whether she will be this. Thankfully, she states that Amy won't be kidnapped that often. She will be more like the Tagalong Kid compared to Tails and Knuckles.
  • Dark Age of Supernames: Mighty states what's the deal with the naming of the Black Arms being like this. Even Shadow had this issue with his third eye!
  • Darker and Edgier: It's a Ri2 work that isn't a one-shot. It's pretty obvious that this would be the case.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Amy's father ran off with another women, leaving her poor mother with a deadbeat job, the burden of having to pay off his debts and raising Amy. She advises Amy to stay away from men completely. Or, If she absolutely has to have a man, cling to him like a barnacle. Cue Amy getting her fortune told and getting cursed with a fixation on Sonic....
    • Shade lived the life of a Child Soldier at the age of 6. She had to do many acts of questionable morality that haunts her to this day.
    • Blaze had to live in the Bad Future of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and became the next Iblis Trigger. However, she lost the battle for control and had her memories in tatters due to the Cosmic Retcon. By the time she regained control, she already destroyed countless worlds and was subjected to an eons-long imprisonment, awake the entire time.
  • Death by Origin Story: Defied for Sonic. He is angry that everyone except his closest friends think he is a homeless orphan.
  • Death Is Cheap:
    • For the Fangsylvania royal family, although being immortal doesn't mean you can't be killed, death to them is a short nap.
    • Blaze's minions are actually spirits in a physical shell, so killing them will only send them back until she resummons them.
  • Description Porn: In the style of Ri2, brace yourself for a lot of this!
    • Lampshaded by Blaze after Rouge's description of her younger self:
      Blaze: Excuse me, but was all that really necessary?
  • Destructive Savior: The reason Vanilla never let Sonic and friends visit her real house or even her vacation house. The entire area will be reduced to a giant Priceless Ming Vase in an afternoon. Secondly, Rouge would try to steal everything in sight. There is a third reason though.....
  • Devolution Device: Inverted. It is powered by Sonic's running energy hooked up to a Chaos Emerald which evolved Miles the Fox to Tails the Mobian Fox.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Shade's is shocked that their greatest weapon (Gladius aka EMERL) which destroyed many civilisations is smashed twice at full power by a blue hedgehog. The whole gang even states that destroying Weapons Of Mass Destruction is a pastime!
  • Didn't Think This Through: One of the more tragic examples. As Sonic and company were on board the ARK, they didn't think to look for the fate of all the other staff members and scientists as well.
  • Disappeared Dad: Rouge has no idea who her father is.
  • Do Androids Dream?: Omega wonders whether he and other robots have souls.
  • Do You Trust Me?: Blaze states this to Honey and Cosmo when she is going to hurl her destruction ball at the former and rip out the latter's right eye respectively.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • The fate of the more recent Knuckles Clan is pretty much being retconned out of existence by a writer.
    • How are unwanted Chaos dealt with may be an analogy for what happens when to the pets do not get bought or adopted in time.
  • Doing In the Wizard: Genies are aliens, courtesy of the Babylon Rogues. Erazor is the leader of the original Babylon Rogues thousands of years ago.
  • Doomed Hometown: Honey's village.
  • Double Take: It happens whenever the gang learn something new and/or shocking. For example is Amy doing one when she found out that Rouge is a princess.
  • Dramatic Irony: Sonic and company's response to Ix's statement that Shade is going to overthrow him.
  • Driven to Suicide: A majority of Shade's fellow recruits that were hoping to make the Training from Hell and killing their own bright spot worth it in battle had did this to themselves because the time when they just graduated from boot camp was also around the time when the Knuckles Clan wiped themselves out by angering Chaos, meaning it was all for nothing. It took this to finally convince the Armchair Military to dial down the basic training and start the production of the Gizoids.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In-Universe examples:
    • Vector jokes that the fire in Blaze is a case of extreme heartburn. Stared down by Blaze.
    • Charmy says that Blaze may very well be hallucinating again. Cue getting a Death Glare from everyone.
  • Elaborate Underground Base: Ix had one built and can only accessed via a hidden elevator which scans for his eye,tongue,thumb and finally a voice key to house the lab that would be where the failsafe for Gladius would be built. However, when Ix and Shade actually enter deeper into the place it becomes an...
  • End of an Age: In light of the state of the country even before Helheim under their rule and the fact the king is the reason why Helheim is invading in the first place, Cosmo knew that she is not fit for the throne. So she picked Blaze to be queen to signify a new era since her very actions brought and could maintain lasting change.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Pretty much the whole of Chapter 1 is this for the gang.
    • Sonic is munching on a chili dog and actually has a stable relationship with a girlfriend, to the extent that he would slip in an innuendo to sleep with her, complete with wriggling eyebrows!! Speaking of said girlfriend, Blaze bluntly states that any other person would be executed for speaking to her in such a way. When Amy tries to drug Sonic with a Love Potion, she goes all Violently Protective Girlfriend on her and coldly states that being in another world and being coaxed by her boyfriend is the only reason why she is not killed on the spot. Apparently, she is The High Queen rather than simply a princess. Amy is utterly convinced that she is the one for Sonic and vows to have him no matter what.
    • The barbeque is Omega himself and Tails uses the fact that there are millions of bacteria to appeal to his Blood Knight nature in order to turn up the heat. When the heat is too high, Cream uses her cuteness to convince him to turn down the heat. Big is fishing in the punch bowl and yanks out a swordfish from it.
    • The Chaotix lament how they don't get paid for most of the cases they solve and are being hounded by an literal loan shark.
    • Rouge's attempts to flirt with Knuckles, only for all her innuendos to fly over his head, causing her to leave in a rage and even then he still oblivious as to why she is so mad at him. She then proceeds to kick a tree in half while talking with Shadow about her love life and his unrequited crush on her.
    • Silver comes back from the future, only for the entire gang to groan at his constant visits.
    • Fang has him casually enter the party uninvited and undetected with the gang wondering where he was until he revealed himself in the Chapter 13 stinger. Chapter 14 has him casually boasting that no hero or bodyguard will attempt to hurt him so that he can tell his origin story or a nearby hospital complex gets blown up. After that was settled, he proceeds to sign an autograph for Omega at the latter's request.
  • Exact Words:
    • When Silver was asked by Amy when is she going to marry Sonic, he said that there is going to be a beautiful wedding in her future.
    • After Jet's injury, Silver stated that he is not going to die in a hospital a few years from now after getting in a severe Extreme Gear accident.
  • Expy: Doctor Emile Blue is one to Doc Brown.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Rouge definitely loves her mother Blanc.
    Rouge:I was a very affectionate child. And what can I say? I really love my mom.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Imperator Pir'Oth Ix of the Nocturnus may be evil, but there are some shreds of decency in him, even if they are VERY hard to find.
      • When the whole 'kill your own bright spot' was brought up as a training method, even he was sure that a good number of recruits will rebel. The fact that every single recruit went through with this speaks about what kind of people the echidnas are, it actually scares him when he starts to think about it too much. Then again, he never said who suggested the idea in the first place...
      • When he realized that his attempt to keep Gladius aka EMERL in check resulted in bringing an Eldritch Abomination to the world, most villains will try to harness it's might before succumbing to it. His response? Shutdown the project and obliterate it immediately. Shame it decided to bring itself over and turn itself on instead...
      • Its subsequent battle with Gladius in the city is too horrifying even for him.
    • Blanc is not above using blackmail and bribery. But as a mother herself, she thinks that threatening families makes you no different from a despot and it is to be used as a very last resort.
    • Donna Cottontail divorced Eggman upon learning of his plan to take over the world while using animals as a power source and wants no part in his attempt to take over the world.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Probably one of the weirdest cases in the form of Vanilla, Cream and Eggman.
  • Every Man Has His Price: Played with. Blanc states this because as morally dampening this is, money is needed not just for luxuries but also for simple day-to-day necessities too. So even people with high moral ground can still be bought over when the push come to shove. Nevertheless, it is definitely great to have friends who actually stick with you regardless of your wealth and power. But this trope is used more often since such people are few and far between.
  • Everyone Went to School Together: In his own time, it's revealed that Silver attended the same school together with the cast's kids.
  • Everything Is Better With Princesses:
    • Rouge is the vampire princess of Fangsylvania.
    • Cosmo Hyacinthia del Sol of the kingdom of Solana.
  • Evil Chancellor: Blaze couldn't help but wonder why is it always the vizier that is responsible for bad things. Chapter 10 reveals it's Eggman Nega.
  • Evil vs. Evil:
    • Knuckles Clan vs Nocturnus Clan. Two warring factions fighting for the control of the world by planning to wipe out their opposition first.
    • The Fangsylvania civil war during the events of Sonic Unleashed.
  • Eye Scream:
    • Merely gazing at Gizomochao made Vitruvius rip his own eyes out preserve what's left of his sanity, not that there is much left anyway...
    • Cosmo receives one by Blaze to remove the bomb behind her right eye.

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  • Fantasy Kitchen Sink:
    • Every monster in fiction is actually real. That's all that needs to be said.
    • Apparently, all the myths and legends about someone seeking out or finding a magic fruit which allows them to change their fates are true. The Apple of Eden, along with the Golden Apples of the Hesperides, the Apples of Eris, and the Apples of Idunn might all be, if not separate accounts, reflections of what really happened in a prior encounter with Helheim.
  • Fantastic Racism:
  • Fate Worse than Death:
  • Fiction 500:
    • The net worth of the Fangsylvania Royal Family is downright ridiculous! Blanc states that just the smallest ring on her right hand is worth more than most countries could afford even if they saved for 100 years, a trillion rings can be thrown out the window and it won't even make a tiny dent in the overall net worth and all the countries in the world can be bought a dozen times over and can still have enough left to buy real estate on other planets!!! Then again, it's kind of cheating when your family has been saving for eons.
    • How rich is Cream? Her actual house is so big that it needs a different ZIP code for each WING!! The ridiculously fancy mansion in her origin story? Vacation house. The house everyone else was familiar with? Summer house.
  • Fighting a Shadow: Sort of. Tails reasoned that Solomon could be reduced to a scattered skeleton by Erazor in the first place during the events of the Secret Rings was that the Solomon in the storybook was a copy of him and therefore weaker.
  • Final Solution: The more recent generation of the Knuckles Clan did this to the dingoes because they thought they were ugly and they didn't stop at wiping out just one... Locke would soon do this to them in failed Chaos Control.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Deconstructed as they constantly fought together for a such a long time yet they never really know each other that well; because of this Sonic agreed to let everyone know each other's origins.
    Kunckles: But then how did you become so fast?
    Sonic: See, this is what exactly I am talking about! We've known each other for ages, but none of you ever thought to ask me something like this! Well, I'd be more than happy to tell the tale.
  • Fire and Brimstone Hell: Blaze's place of imprisonment.
  • Fish out of Water: No Social Skills is also included for Tikal. Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence via Master Emerald and staying there for 4000 years (barring the events of Sonic Adventure) without any contact with the world will do that to you.
  • Flat "What": Blaze says this in response to Red Pine doing a Kamen Rider transformation, by having a giant metal pineapple fall on him. Complete with announcer voice. To their credit, instead of making the fight look silly, it made Blaze stave off certain fruits for a very long time...
  • Flashback: Played for Laughs. When Sticks started to tell her story, the flashback can actually be seen in-universe. This actually freaks everyone out as Silver's recorder isn't on.
  • Foil:
    • Artificial creations who are Tails and Shadow respectively. While Tails became a normal outgoing Mobian that focuses on intellect, technology and wits, Shadow became a shut-in recluse that focuses on physical strength and his own chaos powers.
      • By extension, Eggman to Emile Blue. Both have grandparents on board the ARK and are scientists following in their footsteps. Eggman became evil but Emile stayed good.
    • Sonic has a rather simplistic worldview while Rouge and Blaze are morally ambiguous. Their questionable yet understandable actions often drive him to properly think about his world.
    • Rouge to Blaze. They are monarchs who are as different as night and day. Rouge is a princess training to be an empress while Blaze effectively had queenhood thrown on her lap without any political experience. Rouge (is going to) rule the world through politics with Cloak & Dagger while Blaze goes in loud, explosive, stating brutal honesty and waging open warfare. Rouge is steeped in tradition and the preservation of the old, Blaze destroys regimes that employ systematic repetition while encouraging change. Finally, Rouge is heir to a kingdom of the night while Blaze rules a Sun-based kingdom.
  • Forgiveness: Shade is forgiven by the whole gang for the whole 'killing your own pet' thing.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • Cosmo states that Solana is the envy of other nations and it was the vizier whispering invasion plans from those nations that drove the king mad. Now, what was Dark Oak's motives again?
    • You do not cheat a cosmic forest of horrors or steal from it without penalties...
    • Back in Chapter 7, Knuckles states that the possibility of Babylon Garden being an example of Sufficiently Advanced Alien. Babylon Garden was revealed to be a colony ship fitted into a mobile fortress by alien Djinns in Chapter 12.
  • Fortune Teller: Gypsy the Moth. She cursed Amy for breaking her Crystal Ball, which is irreplaceable.
  • For Want of a Nail: Locke's plan of ascension would have given a 95% chance of success, but removing Wynmacher inverted the chances to 5%.
  • Freudian Excuse: The Djinn being constantly denied their own desires and forced to always grant wishes for the scum of the galaxy. Upon crashing to Mobius they started a life of thievery from their would-be abusers so that they can get what they wanted for a change.
  • Furry Reminder:
    • Rouge as a bat has a more sensitive sense of hearing then the rest of the gang.
    • Cream's family has a huge list of extended family members.
    • The Seedrians can also sustain themselves by planting themselves to the earth.
  • Guardian of the Multiverse: The Ancient Watchers formed the Dominion, 12 cosmic beings that protect the Prime universes. Sticks is their number 4.
  • Generation Xerox:
  • Genius Loci: Helheim Forest.
  • Genre Shift: Sonic figures that this adventure may not be the usual norm, but they can still get fun from learning each other's backstories.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: Justified In-Universe due to Cream being around. Examples include:
    • Silver tells Amy that the future where Amy and Sonic will be together will happen if she goes second base with him. Cue Cream asking about baseball.
    • Cream asks about 'mommy juice'. Cue Rouge saying that she is better of not knowing.
    • Cream does not know what a belly dancer is. Cue Tails saying that she is better of not knowing.
    • Rouge gets aroused at the thought of a fair that has belly dancers. Cue Knuckles asking that is it because there are a lot of jewels to steal.
    • Sonic is asking whether Shadow is in the closet(long story...), Cream asks where is the closet as he out in the open like everyone else.
    • Cream asks what's a male escort, Rouge states that she is better of not knowing.
    • This exchange regarding how rich Tails is although unintentional can be taken another way due to the last line...
      Tails: Considering all the patents I've developed and royalties I collect regularly, I think it's safe to say I'm kind of loaded,
      Rouge: Really? I was...Not aware of that.
      Rouge: Well, that's a bit of a turnoff.... But I'm sure I could work around it...
    • Omega gets turned on the prospect of eradicating an entire species. Cue Cream saying that he is already turned on since he is not in sleep mode.
    • The reveal of the Power Perversion Potential for Gladius aka Emerl made the whole group talk about the usage of sexbots among some of them. Cue Cream asking whether this is once again one of the many things she is too young too know about.
    • Rouge is baffled and annoyed that Amy thinks she is poor and had to sell her body to survive since she is a jewel thief. Cue Cream asking whether it means donating your organs. When Espio said that it is exactly what it meant, she immediately figures out that it is one of the many things she is too young to understand.
    • This exchange after seeing Blanc:
      Amy: I can see where you get it from.
      Rouge: I'll choose to believe you're referring to my stunning good looks and fashion sense and not what I suspect you actually mean.
    • Upon the subject of 'attracting the wrong kind of attention' from flashing your leg too early, Cream immediately figures out that it is one of the many things she is too young for.
    • Upon the subject of skeletons in the closet, Cream wonders why they have those outside Halloween. However, immediately after saying that she catches on what it really means because her mother doesn't talk about her father much in public.
    • Upon the subject of Blaze being part-demon, Rouge starts to talk about the relationships between demons and mortals but did not mention how one-sided or no-sided the love is.
    • Upon the subject of the kind of interspecies romance between Tails and Cosmo.
      Tails: Your concern is appreciated, but trust me, it's not a problem. I, ah, made sure to research the matter thoroughly before pressing my suit.
    • The implications of the huge size of Cream's family.
      Mighty: Yeah, considering that they're rabbits, it makes sense that she'd have a very large family.
      Cream: Why?
      Mighty: Err...
    • Upon the subject of how Vanilla feel in love with Eggman in the first place...
      Charmy: One-night stand?
      Vector: VANILLA AIN'T NO SLUT!
      Rouge: No, she's not.
    • Charmy comes to one conclusion on hearing Blaze's hatred of whales.
      Charmy: Everyone's really a bit racist. That musical with the puppets says so!
      Cream: Really? Which one? I love puppets!" Cream asked, perking up.
      Shadow: It's… ah… A rather mature puppet show, honey. One you aren't quite old enough to see just yet.
      Cream: Of course I'm not…
    • When they talk about whether Princess Peach gets off getting kidnapped by Bowser since she never takes an effort to protect herself, Cream wonders if it's something she doesn't want to know.
    • On the topic of testicles, Shadow only has one thing to say to Cream.
      Shadow: Something really bad and really disgusting you REALLY don't want to know more about.
    • Sticks begins her story with how she was conceived. The gang immediately asks her to quickly move on since it is not necessary. However, Charmy actually wants to know about it to fuel his drug addiction.
  • Gilligan Cut: Amy thinks that omochaos are just nuisances and are totally not probes of Gizomochao. The very next paragraph answers that question.
  • God-Emperor: Imperator Pir'Oth Ix of the Nocturnus paints himself as this as he definitely has the power to back it up in the eyes of the Nocturnus.
  • Godzilla Threshold: The Helheim seeds in the Solana vault? They were considered the LEAST dangerous thing when compared to the other objects in the vault. Even the Sol Emeralds which was the first thing Dark Oak tried to use but his intent to use Helheim made them reject him.
  • Gone Horribly Right: When trying to create a failsafe for Gladius they delved in too deep and brought an Adorable Abomination to Mobius. Did I mention that it is still alive like its rival Gemerl?
  • Good-Guy Bar: Zigzagged. Sal's Bistro has been visited by Sonic, Eggman, GUN's Commander, President of the United Federation and Fang himself.
  • Good Is Dumb: Discussed with Knuckles since most of his positive traits and acts seem to actually derive from him being ignorant or gullible.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Blaze is definitely a lot more terrifying in here compared to the source material. Her lack of hesitation to kill and the fact that she rules an empire with the intent of conquering the rest of her planet to make it a better place. When offering to Shade a place to stay for the denizens of Twilight Cage, she immediately states the condition that they must serve as her vassal states for she definitely can find some use for their tech.
    Sonic: Blaze, when you say things like that I have a hard time convincing myself you aren't evil.
    Blaze: Apologies, beloved. But remember, I'm a ruler in a rather harsh and dangerous world. I cannot afford to do something simply because it's nice.
  • Graceful Loser: Upon the Cruel Mercy inflicted on him, Dark Oak just gives up and warns Blaze not to stray from her path and end up like him.
  • Happily Adopted: Honey towards her new mother Blaze and is pretty much how Blaze got crowned as Queen despite being an outsider.
  • Happily Married: Amy's mother and Hood the Cobra. According to Charmy, Bean and Bomb got married too with an explosive finale.
  • Halloween Town: More like Halloween Land due to its size. Fangsylvania fits all the Magical Land and Monster Town conditions with the The Night That Never Ends as icing on the cake. The only reason it is not classified as Mordor is because of the Ambiguously Evil/Lawful Evil Type 2 queen.
  • Hero of Another Story:
    • Mighty after the failed ambush has been through a lot from then and now. First, after serving another session as a male escort, he was hit by a GUN military truck thinking that he was Sonic during the events of Sonic Adventure 2. He could not be identified because he left his wallet behind and his phone was broken in the accident so calling the Chaotix was out of the question. While he was in a coma, his mind was summoned by Illumina because her dream world is at war with another dream world called Nightopia and then other dream worlds come rushing together at breakneck speeds, forcing the respective heroes to team up. Finally the whole thing was caused by Nyarlathotep to give Cthulhu a Catapult Nightmare in which the physic backlash will kill all the dreamers of the affected dream worlds and wake up to destroy the world. This forced all the heroes to enter Super Mode to defeat him and use all of their artifacts to put Cthulhu back to sleep.
    • Cream defeated Goblin King Jared and became the immortal Queen of the Chao a few days before the start of the story. She doesn't even consider that important and didn't want to brag.
      • As for how she got Chocola Chao...
      Cream: Oh no, Chocola is a changeling the Goblin King replaced Cheese with the first time the Chao kingdom called upon me to stop him in an attempt to prevent me from foiling his evil plans. I saw right through the ploy, however – like anyone would EVER be able to replace Cheese without me realizing it! – But showered him with so much love and affection anyway that he decided to turn on the King and become a Chao full-time so that he could live with me and receive the happy lifestyle he never got in his own realm.
    • Team Dark is finally shown that they are capable espionage agents by uncovering and stopping a Government Conspiracy that started with the assassination of the original United Federation's President disguised as a heart attack then they killed the ones directly and indirectly responsible.
    • During the events of Sonic Unleashed, Rouge had all her skills as a jewel thief and a spy put to the test as the Dark Heart started to overload due to its link with Dark Gaia. Her mother had to shatter it to avoid overwhelming her and destroying half of the entire kingdom almost immediately, but the backlash sent her into a coma. The Duke of Werewolves decided to use this as an opportunity to seize the throne with the power boost from Dark Gaia's awakening and in turn rule the outside world openly. Because of this, Rouge was called back to Fangsylvania to assume the throne until her mother could recover. She called on the other two members of Team Dark for moral support as the civil war situation made her difficult to trust the right people. To make matters worse, the Black Arms actually had a back up Hive Mind and sneaked attacked the place using the shattered planet crisis as a distraction and seeking revenge on Shadow for killing Black Doom. Then they got interested by the Dark Gaia monsters wandering around and decided to infuse the Dark Power on themselves. The Black Arms proceed to ally with the Duke of Werewolves (obviously planning to backstab each other once it is over) since their respective nemesis, Shadow and Rouge are working together. The arrival of the Black Arms ignites full blown civil war in the country. Team Dark split up doing what they did best, Rouge decided to use all forms of Cloak & Dagger while retrieving the pieces of the Dark Heart instead of just keeping simply the seat warm, Omega became a frontline warrior engaging the rebel armies while Shadow ran around as per usual and engaged Eclipse The Darkling over the pieces of the Dark Heart. However, the Duke managed to obtain all the pieces of the Dark Heart while backstabbing Black Death first. When Dark Gaia went perfect, the power overwhelmed him and turned him into a monster that required all warring factions even the Black Arms to team up and stop the mutated werewolves. After interrupting the Duke's power up, Team Dark had to finish him. Since the Chaos Emeralds were not available thanks to Sonic falling for Eggman's trap in the beginning, they had to use the Dark Heart to enter their new super modes to finally stop the mutated Duke. The Black Arms are even integrated into Fangsylvania after the war!
    • Sticks' was in the middle of a Crisis Crossover when she crashed landed and is one of the 12 members of the Dominion.
      • Perci has cousins fighting evil scientists as well.
  • Heroic BSoD:
    • The whole gang when they learn that Cream's father is Eggman. Vector even flat out collapses in horror.
    • Cream has one learning that her mother is a mob boss.
  • Heroic Lineage: Sonic comes from a long line of heroes.
  • History Repeats: It's safe to say that Knuckles got his most iconic traits from his species as a whole. He is not amused.
    Knuckles: My respect for my ancestors drops by the second.
    Tikal: Oh, it'll drop further when we are done.
  • Hollywood Restraining Order: Sonic finally decides to get one slammed on Amy when she went crazy openly declaring that she would steal his sperm to obtain her dream child.
  • Hope Spot:
  • Hurting Hero: Mighty after the failed ambush. He was so depressed that the Chaotix stayed with him in case he tried anything suicidal should he be left alone. Sonic by extension too as he doesn't take his friends being reduced to this kind of sorry state well.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: Fang's entire weapon stash took 15 MINUTES to fully unpack during the attempt to soften him for the Chaotix ambush.
  • I Choose to Stay:
    • A more tragic example. Realizing that Gizomochao is alive in Mobius means that the denizens of Twilight Cage can never get out the prison.
    • Since the Fangsylvania civil war is practically a final exam of her skills, Rouge is offered to end her 100-year learning journey early and come back to begin her next stages of training but she turned it down stating that she wants to follow tradition, but Blanc obviously knew the real reason and decided to let her come back when she herself is ready.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: The primary reason as to why Sonic does not kill Eggman.
  • Ignorance Is Bliss: Shade tells the gang not to tell Gemerl about his past as the Nocturnus main Weapon of Mass Destruction. It's for the best.
    • Discussed among the group. Although this trope allows people to live their lives without worrying for the end of the world everyday, it also renders them completely helpless when the danger does show up in front of their faces.
  • I Know Quantum Mechanics: Tails gets his knowledge of time travel mainly from Doctor Who.
  • I Know You Know I Know:
    • Sonic and company knew Mighty was behind Vector the whole time, but since he never brought it up, they thought he knew. Sonic knows it's a weak excuse.
    • Cream's response to the gang suddenly telling her to play outside after she talked about what she overheard at her mother's phone calls and business meetings.
      Cream: Okay, now I KNOW you're trying to get me out of the way to talk about something private…Fortunately, I love playing with animals, so I'll go along with it. Give me the ball!"
  • Imprinting: Tails' first sight as a Mobian is Sonic's iconic blue blur.
  • The Ingenue: Cream, as summed up by Rouge.
    Cream: I didn't act like that at all the first time I went to the fair.
    Rouge: That's because you are such a pure sweet girl it's almost disgusting.
    Cream: Oh.
  • In Love with Your Carnage: Omega dislikes organics unless you are Team Dark. But if you manage to pull of an awesome action sequence in front of him....
  • Insult to Rocks: Meh Burger is considered to be even worse than rat holes and dumps.
  • Interspecies Romance:
    • Cream lets slip that her mother was married to a human. Specifically Eggman.
    • Shadow (Hedgehog) has an unrequited crush on Rouge (Bat).
    • Amy's Mother(Hedgehog) and Hood the Cobra aside, Sonic states the love relationships in the group.
      • Sonic (Hedgehog) and Blaze (Cat)
      • Tails (Fox) and Cosmo(Seedrian)
      • Charmy (Bee) has a previously unspoken crush on Cream (Rabbit).
      • Vector (Crocodile) is madly in love with Vanilla (Cream's Mother, a Rabbit)
      • Rouge(Bat) and Knuckles(Echidna)
    • Now there is Bean the Dynamite (Duck) and Bomb (Robot).
  • Ironic Echo:
    • While there has been a lot of things to get past the radar for Cream, a particular subject also has Silver stating that he is just as clueless. The response?
      Shadow: We'll tell you when you're older.
    • The following paragraph was used first as a way to demonize Blaze. The second time? Blaze uses it as a Badass Boast.
      Blaze threw her head back and chuckled long and low, something sinister in her tone. "You really don't know, do you?" She began walking forward, and even though her steps were light and casual, somehow the ground not only cratered but burst into flame with every foot fall. "Prophecies have warned you of me for untold ages, since before the dawn of civilization." She held out her hands, and balls of flame appeared in them, causing the Inves to hiss and recoil in alarm. "Every culture, society, and species has legends and stories about me and the terror I will bring. Stories about how I will tear down the world as you know it, and leave something completely unrecognizable in its place." The balls of flame rose up in the air, twirled around her head, and suddenly expanded outwards into ghoulish demonic visages of flame, laughing madly and causing the monsters to shriek in panic and scramble away. Even Red Pine flinched, though he tried not to show it. "How I will utterly destroy all who stand against me. How I will bring death to untold billions, until the soil is turned red from the blood of my victims. Parents tell their children to behave, or else I'll come to kill them in the night, and desperately hope that they aren't accidentally telling the truth." The flame spirits shot out from her, swooping low over the heads of the Inves, setting more than a few ablaze. They howled in agony and screamed wildly about as they were engulfed in fire, their comrades drawing back from them in fear as the flames consumed them utterly, not even leaving ashes behind.
    • Blaze calls Red Pine out and says that any honor he had was lost the moment he served a mad king and killed innocents. The moment he tried to escape and grab Honey again as a hostage:
      Damil: Curse you, Red Pine! If you have even a shred of honor like you, let the girl go!
      Red Pine: Oh, I would… Except that according to Blaze here, I have no honor left.
  • Irony:
    • The Brotherhood of Guardians and the entire echidna race by extension is destroyed by one of their own instead of losing to one of their many enemies.
    • Training soldiers that was supposed to make them kill their enemies without remorse also made them too terrified to disobey orders.
    • Omega hates racism against robots despite being a prime factor in causing it in the first place.
    • You have to rely on 'A' to destroy 'B' despite the fact that you created 'B' to destroy 'A'.
    • Sticks' entire life as a conspiracy theorist ends with her being proven right as part of a conspiracy being a sleeper agent of the Ancient Walkers.
  • It's All About Me: A downplayed example. Sonic is hurt that all his friends go on adventures without him, making him feel left out even if he was having one himself at the same time!
    Sonic: You guys had some huge adventure and didn't invite or tell me about it?
    Shadow: We have lives and adventures outside of you, blue hedgehog. It's not like EVERYTHING we do has to revolve around your exploits, after all.
  • It Amused Me :Rouge's actual reason for being a jewel thief as she is a fan of phantom thieves. Sadly, she is too good for anyone to be her Great Detective rival since she actually wouldn't have minded having one. After all, it would have made the whole thing much more interesting! That and to learn the fundamentals of wealth and logistics, one of the two values of her family to teach her to be a queen.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies:
    • Rouge's justification for subtly using her hypnosis to plant a suggestion in everyone else's subconscious to never tell anyone else about her backstory and even a second one which is to be comfortable with getting hypnotised in the first place. Only Silver's mental barriers prevented him from getting hypnotised but he obviously doesn't say this.
    • Why Cream never told anyone who is her father, which is Eggman.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: If it wasn't for the Power Emerald on Carnival Island interfering with the Master Emerald's power, Knuckles would have just passed by the Chaotix and never helped them.
  • Jackass Genie: Played with for the djinns. They may have not been jackasses at first but sooner or later they will be sick and tired of granting idiots short-sighted wishes. As stated by Wave,
    Wave: Maybe because they're sick and tired of idiots like you always forcing them to grant stupid, short-sighted, vapid wishes?
  • Jump Scare: Cream's flashback has an Omochao suddenly pop out in front of her. After Shade's story, the rest of the gang is sufficiently scared of them too.
  • Judgment of Solomon: Deconstructed by Cream of all people. She states that the woman who was lying to get the baby would act like the real mother so that she would get the child instead of not objecting to the decision.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: This is the practice that the Nocturnus used thinking that it will turn the recruits into hardened soldiers. This backfired spectacularly.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: The general reaction to Syntar's death at the hands of Shade.
  • Kid Hero: Bordering with Child Soldier depending on the situation. Sonic and company with probably Rouge(18), Vector (20) and Omega (who is a killer robot)as exceptions. Sonic even states that this runs in his family!!
  • Kill It with Fire: Blaze, duh.
  • Klingon Promotion: Shade got her post as a Princeps by killing another one, making the post vacant. See "Shaggy Dog" Story below for the full story.
  • Knowledge Broker: Rouge's family concept of "knowledge" pretty much boils down to this. Knowing everything and everyone will be useful in learning how to control them.
  • Lampshade Hanging: The Sonic Boom cast take notice of the number of robots that leave Eggman.
  • Laughing Mad:
  • Last of His Kind: Knuckles. How he became so became his origin story.
  • Legacy Character: The Gunslinger. Fang is the apprentice of the current one.
  • Life Energy:
    • What allows Mobians to break physics is because in each of them lies a spark of Chaos Energy in them. Dr Emile Blue's theory is that when synchronised with a Chaos Emerald, it can trigger Chaos Evolution on normal animals, making them Mobian. Tails is proof that it works.
    • Fangsylvania's denizens use Dark Power and their royal family uses Demon Imperial Power, a cut above Dark Power.The source? The Dark Heart, a piece of Dark Gaia's body!
  • Literal-Minded: Knuckles, as Rouge's attempts to flirt with him ended up flying over his head. The one time Rouge told him to treat her like a princess, he thought it was a figure of speech.
  • The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: Essentially this was how Amy got the Arabian Nights and the King Arthur books for Sonic that would lead to the events of the Sonic Storybook Series.
  • Living a Double Life: Vanilla hides her identity as Donna Cottontail from everyone else, even her daughter!
  • Living Forever Is Awesome:
    • When ascended, you don't have to worry about losing the simple pleasures from your mortal life. On the contrary, it makes it better!!
    • When you have an immortal family, you literally have all the time in the world to build a nest egg.
  • Loophole Abuse:
    • When fighting over the Golden Fruit, you simply need to beat your rival(s) in the confrontation. Cue Dark Oak activating "White Seed" on Cosmo to backstab Blaze the moment the fight begins, effectively setting up a hero for failure and hand him his victory. Thankfully, Blaze herself managed to see through him and stop Cosmo.
    • Since the Helheim incursion is artificial, Sagara feels that he no longer have to follow his own rules.
  • Love Makes You Crazy:
    • Amy's mental state is a downplayed version of this trope.
    • Locke did not take his divorce well and he tried to ascend the entire echidna race while leaving the one his wife married behind to force her to come back to him. It got the entire race killed.
  • Love Potion: Amy tries to use one on Sonic. Stopped with an iron grip of extreme prejudice by Blaze.
  • Love Triangle:See Triang Relations below.
  • Machiavelli Was Wrong: Blanc knows that a kingdom ruled only out of fear and annihilating any who defied you using the Dark Heart will make the kingdom collapse on itself like many petty dictatorships she saw throughout the outside world's history. After all, for all your power you wield (literally and metaphorically), does it make you fit to rule a country?
  • Mad Scientist: Eggman and Eggman Nega of course. Then there is Dr Emile Blue, grandson of one of the scientists on the Space Colony ARK and the one responsible for giving Sonic his blue colour and Super Speed and evolving Tails from an ordinary fox to a Mobian fox using the blue chaos emerald during an experiment with it.
  • Make Wrong What Once Went Right: Eggman Nega's Evil Plan. By messing up the heroes and antiheroes defining moments, Eggman Nega retcons them out of existence or just simply reduces them to civilians leaving him unopposed to take over the world.
  • McNinja: Espio.
  • Meaningful Name: Blanc and Rouge means White and Red in French respectively.
  • Medium Awareness: Despite the fact that all the chapters take place in a single day, Tails couldn't help but feel that it took months to tell the stories.
  • Mercy Kill: Pretty much the only thing you can do to the assimilated victims of Helheim, since destroying the Doom Tree will invoke Keystone Army and kill them anyway.
  • Metaphorically True: Blaze's canon backstory in Sonic Rush is pretty much like this in here. She was indeed born into the royal family (If born into the royal family meant having the crown handed to you on a silver platter, then yes), had the power to control flames from birth (Starting afresh via Cosmic Retcon), marking her as the next Sol Emerald Guardian but was bullied and ostracized, but not for the reasons she herself remembered.
  • Militaries Are Useless: Played with. The reason the military cannot simply blast Eggman away on his first attack is because he pretty much is responsible for many fields in robotics and turned his robot army unstoppable. This convinces Sonic to go out and stop him with his newly acquired super speed and the required secondary powers that apparently came with it.
    • Played very straight for GUN though.
  • Million-to-One Chance: Lampshaded by Sonic as to why this kind of chances always go in their favour or heroes in general. Locke invoked this despite having a 5% chance of success, but being a villain made the outcome go the logical way.
  • Mind Reading: Silver uses a projector/recorder device that can do this on the storyteller's mind to make sure everyone relives the origins fully and truthfully.
  • Monster Lord: Make that Lord of all monsters! Fangsylvania is ruled by Queen Blanc the Bat (Rouge's mother) and Rouge herself would be one once she ascends the throne after her mother retires.
  • Mood Whiplash: It's an Ri2 fic. Brace for it.
  • Morality Kitchen Sink: With the huge amounts of Evil Overlord flags given out by Blanc, Sonic is understandably concerned about whether is she evil and needs to go after her. He then proceeds to learn that while him and Eggman can be in one spectrum of morality or another, Team Dark are firmly in the gray zone. Nevertheless, since his girlfriend Blaze is also in the grey area, he is actually OK with it. But should Blanc or Rouge ever turn a darker shade of morality, he will not hesitate to stop them. Rouge looks forward to it.
  • Mortals Are The Real Monsters: Implied by Rouge considering the variety of Hells and the punishments in there.
    Rouge: I'm not positive which hell Blaze landed in, though. From the sounds of it, it shares similarities with quite a few I know of. There are a lot that have that same aesthetic. You'd expect more variety…then again, you'd be surprised by how many demons out there lack any sort of creativity whatsoever. Good thing they've got mortals to learn it from, you guys are great at inventing new ways to do horrible things to each other.
  • Mundane Utility:
    • Silver's time travelling powers are used to save the future....and hang out with Sonic and friends while collecting vintage items.
    • Sonic uses his super speed to get back home to his parents anywhere, anytime.
    • The dead make great armies...and a much more efficient construction force.
    • The Elder Mind can be used for life saving advice...or a simple family visit.
  • My Greatest Failure: Tikal for actually giving the more recent Knuckles Clan a second chance instead of intervening and trying to set them straight. By the time she realized that history is repeating itself, the Master Emerald's power is too dispersed throughout Angel Island for her to manifest without unleashing Chaos. She even considered doing this on purpose when the signs are reappearing only to be stopped by her own sentiment towards her former kin and her desire not to have genocide on her hands.
  • Mythology Gag: This isn't the first time Cosmo had the "White Seed" protocol in her, complete with an implant that is in a vital area that turned her into a live feed camera. The bomb is unexpected though.
  • Names To Run Away From Very Fast: Fangsylvania, Land of eternal darkness. One of its locations is called the Sea Of Sorrows. Do you expect any less since it is the primordial home of all monsters and its land and inhabitants used to be normal until it was drenched in the blood of Dark Gaia?
  • Never the Selves Shall Meet: Silver states that all of reality will crash should this happen, so he learns the origins from the cast and makes sure the origins are played straight by himself instead. Sonic disagrees at first due to living the events of Sonic Generations and turning out fine; then Tails points out that this is only possible because of the Time Eater crashing reality.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Stones pushes Sticks out of the window to make him the sole heir to the family fortune, forgetting that in his rush to kill her, he pushed her from the first floor. So when the oven exploded along with the mansion, she was sent flying and survived.
  • Noir Episode: Vector gives away how they became detectives in this manner and to look for Mighty who disappeared one day. Crosses into Fauxlosophic Narration due to its ridiculous length. Explained by Tails when Silver asks what it is.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Fang gives one to Mighty so brutal that it crushed his spirit as well as his body.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Dr Emile Blue raised the dead sometime before in an experiment.
    • Sonic went on a date with Amy, feeling bad for constantly rebuffing her. He says it was one of his biggest mistakes and even had to ask Tails to secretly be his wingman in case of any emergencies.
    • Since Sonic has a lot of prophecies saying that he will save the world, Shadow has a lot of prophecies of him destroying the world. He lost count the number of times he has cults trying to use him to destroy the world. Oh and one time Vector has been kidnapped by a cult using him to revive Sobek.
    • Knuckles managing to bake himself into a birthday cake for Rouge by accident.
    • The incident that severed Blaze's connection with the Sol Emeralds until the events of Sonic Rush, the only hint given was that Sonic was not her first love.
    • The Tails Doll was once unleashed by cultists. After it was defeated, it is locked up in a maximum-security penitentiary designed specifically to contain it somewhere so classified not even GUN Commander knows where it is.
    • Fang and Alonzo met sometime ago in Zanzibarland regarding a job. It's safe to say it wasn't simply a friendly chat...
      Alonzo: You and I remember Zanzibarland very differently.
  • Not So Different: The reason why Blaze adopted Honey.
  • Offhand Backhand: Fang does this to Espio when the latter tied to sneak up on him with his invisibility.
  • Old Money: Cream's family do not live off the wealth accumulated from their forefathers but instead accumulate it by working in the family business. Considering what it really is, maybe being Idle Rich is not such a bad idea....
  • Older Than They Look: Blaze and Rouge.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Lampshaded. Everyone wonders why Sonic despite having the Required Secondary Powers for Super Speed (Super Toughness, he just shrugged off hitting solid concrete on his first sonic boom!), loses rings whenever he as much as touches a hazard or enemy and is dead when he is hit with no rings. No one can figure out why is that the case with everyone else as well since the trope itself is sometime Zig-Zagged and even Tails can only give a Hand Wave.
  • One Myth to Explain Them All: The battle between Dark Gaia and Light Gaia eons ago had the latter inflicting a heavy wound on the former, making it bleed on a certain patch of land. The inhabitants of the land became the primordial form of all monsters and the land itself would become Fangsylvania.
  • Online Alias: Fang said that he has been looking at Omega's blog under the name Snipernosniping27. To say that the administrator in question is delighted is an understatement.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Tails' official name is Miles Blue, it was thought to be known by everyone else as Miles Prower because Sonic gave him the Prower nickname when he was an ordinary fox and it stuck like glue.
  • Only Something The Real Employees Would Know: Fang asks if Dolores is okay. Turns out this is his way of finding out if there was an ambush waiting for him, as there was never such an employee of that name in that place.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business:
    • An Omochao that was passing by started its annoying tirade as usual, but upon looking at Shade it actually stopped midway!!! This clued in Shade that Gizomochao is out there.
    • If Cream is raising her voice in anger at you, you better listen. If she starts saying cold insults, start panicking.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Blanc is content to let the outside world run itself since she is busy running her own country and keeping it's various species from tearing each other apart.
  • Orphaned Punchline: The Gunslinger has a stash full of these unless you are there personally to hear the rest of the joke.
  • Origin Series: Pretty much the whole premise of the plot.
  • Our Elves Are Better: The more recent generation of the Knuckles Clan crosses into High Elves because of their usage of the Master Emerald. Explained by Tails when Cream only knows the good kind of elves.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: According to Rouge, the vampires are not stupid to let their real strengths and weaknesses become public knowledge, so they created this trope! One day, one of them decided to add the 'sparkle' trait in to add more confusion and as a joke to mess with mortals even more then ever, thinking that it would fade to obscurity like all other lesser-known vampire traits. Guess what happened instead....
  • Parental Abandonment:
    • Charmy by his parents because of his annoying voice.
    • Played with for Amy. Her father had an affair and ran off with another women; her mother just simply left her alone so that she can make out with a belly dancer while getting Amy her fortune told to just get rid of her for a while. She even came back with said belly dancer as her bride!! Don't worry; Amy's life is much better because of it.
    • Knuckles' parents' definition of alive is very skewed as his family is dead at first; then some went to the afterlife while the rest is alive in some other dimension.
  • Patrick Stewart Speech: Blaze delivers one to Dark Oak. She tells him that while their goal is the same, her method is less costly than global assimilation.
    Blaze: They will have been meld and remade in your image, no longer the unique individuals they were before, and while I suppose some of them will not be missed, you're going to be changing the good along with the bad. You're basically going to be RAPING them into fitting your view of an ideal people, something I find absolutely reprehensible.… For while I agree that the peoples of this land are indeed flawed, that's not necessarily a bad thing. For all their negatives, they also have shining qualities of their own which make them worth preserving. The magic of the fairies… The elegance of the Wood Elves… The artistry of the High Elves… The courage and boisterousness of the dwarves… The pride of the dragons… The fluidity of the Mulanteans… The knowledge and piety of the phoenixes… The sheer cunning and ingenuity of the Drow… The wisdom and, yes, COMPASSION of the undead, who were able to make my daughter feel for the first time in her life like she was not alone, the only one in the world like her… The inner strength and kindness of the Seedrians… And all the others, who have endeared themselves to me in one way or another over this long journey. I have grown to love all these people – even, to a small extent, the High Elves – and if you were to succeed in your scheme, you'll rob them, and all the other people of this world whom I've yet to meet, of one of their most precious treasures: their individuality, and the traits which make them stand out from each other and all the rest. This, I believe, is completely and utterly unacceptable.
  • Pen-Pushing President:
    • Everyone worries for Knuckles who is revealed to be immortal to take the throne of Fangsylvania since if he can't even stop the Master Emerald from getting stolen or shattered even after centuries of experience, he will run the country to the ground. Then Rouge reveals that the power will still be concentrated on her even after her ascension and marriage so it will be fine.
    • Sonic realizes that this might be his fate after marrying Blaze. He definitely is not cut out for paperwork. Thankfully, they have bureaucrats for that soul-crushing job while they go out conquering the world.
  • Perspective Flip: Fangsylvania is paradise for monsters and its inhabitants hate the outside world because it is too bright. Since their ancestors are spawned from Dark Gaia is it any wonder why?
  • Photographic Memory: The Fangsylvania Royal Family has this.
  • Plant People: The Seedrians.
  • Plot Coupon: The Sol Emeralds that power the Doom Tree's force field must be seized by Blaze. Lampshaded by Blaze as to the fact that all must be collected as opposed to just taking one and then hoping that it will be enough.
  • Power at a Price: Essentially why there is no Gunslinger in history that is not a revenant. The magnitude of the techniques done meant that it is physically impossible for the living to do it. As stated by the Gunslinger:
    The Gunslinger: REAL magic…always comes with a hefty price tag.
  • Power Perversion Potential:
    • Silver can pretty much get the cast to do whatever he wants under the cause that it will change the Bad Future, like going on a date with Amy.
    • Espio's tongue can be used for some...questionable uses, much to his dismay.
    • Give a robot with Adaptive Ability a Rape, Pillage, and Burn protocol then send him out to the field. Guess the result.
    • Rouge's Super Senses in the Sight area can make her see things miles away...and focus on anyone like a voyeur.
      • Hypnosis!!! No other details needed.
  • Puppy Love: What got Amy so fixated on Sonic during the fortune telling. She wanted to be with Sonic so much that she broke the Crystal Ball in her attempt to get it to show her a future with Sonic. Cue getting cursed..
  • Pragmatic Hero: Blaze is like this at first due to the fact that she is not at full power and is not sure whether she can beat Red Pine. Honey's appearance and subsequent hostage situation snapped her out of it and turned her in the direction of Ideal Hero.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: The reason Fangsylvania doesn't invade Mobius is that there will be no one left to feed on. Not to mention the fact that monster movies especially vampires are very popular is no coincidence. In fact, the royal family's modus operandi is pretty much this!
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: Blaze has one to Red Pine:
    Blaze: "Please grit your teeth, because I'm going to punch them out."
    Red Pine: "Eh? What do you-"(Cue getting punched into a building)
  • Precision F-Strike:
    • Amy gives one to Rouge for planting hypnotic suggestions in her along with the rest of the group.
      Amy: BITCH!
    • Shadow does not take being called a cliché well...
      Shadow: Fuck all of you.
    • Charmy's response to Blaze being sent to Hell?
      Charmy: Holy fuck.
    • Charmy's response to Blaze's PTSD?
      Charmy: Fuck.
    • Mighty's response to Helheim Forest?
      Mighty:That's pretty fucking scary.
    • Shadow to everyone else except for great niece Cream when they talk about a literal split personality responsible for his Heel–Face Revolving Door.
    • Iblis states this upon realizing that Dark Oak is getting up for Phase 5.
  • Priceless Ming Vase: It's safe to say that the Master Emerald has been demoted from an Infinity Stone tier MacGuffin to a "Please break for comedy or plot or treasure hunt or all or the above" tier MacGuffin. The constant shattering of the Master Emerald by the Chaotix in their shenanigans when they made Angel Island their base after the events of Knuckles' Chaotix made Knuckles kick them off Angel Island. This is a very terrible decision for everyone in hindsight. See Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!.
  • Prison Dimension:
  • Prison Rape: Since a Love Potion technically counts as a date rape drug, Amy will be sent to prison. This is implied to happen to her in there.
    Blaze: Yes, a girl like her? Without her hammer to defend herself? They'd use her like currency or worse.
  • Properly Paranoid: Shade's decision to abandon trying to get back to Mobius when she saw an Omochao probe, thinking that Gizomochao is still alive. She is not wrong.
  • Proud Beauty: Blanc and Rouge is definitely this.
  • Proud Warrior Race: Pretty much the Echidnas. They even kept slaves!
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes:
    • Cream uses this convince Omega to turn down the heat for the barbecue. It works.
      • She does this again to convince Shadow to tell the gang about Nightmare Green. It manages to squeeze a single hint out of him.
    • According to Blanc to Rouge, if you have yet to grow up and use your sex appeal, use this instead.

    R to Y 
  • Rags to Riches: As per stereotypical origins for jewel thieves or thieves in general, Amy thinks that Rouge grew up poor and got her skills as a jewel thief to survive.She's wrong.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Combined with Salt the Earth for Gladius' protocol.
  • Rapid-Fire "No!": Shade gives one complete with increasing volume upon seeing an omochao which actually convinces her to abandon returning to Mobius and stay in Twilight Cage for the rest of her life along with all the other races as well. There is a VERY good reason why.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Drugging someone with a Love Potion is a sure-fire way to get into prison as they technically count as date rape drugs.
    • Even if you lock away the loan shark harassing you, there is nothing stopping him from calling a hit on you from prison.
    • Shadow is working for GUN to pay off all the damages he caused since no one else will hire him.
    • Just because you got rid of the resident Big Bad doesn't immediately turn the world into a utopia, there has always been other evils.
    • Despite what certain superhero shows tells you, a group of inexperienced kid heroes trying to ambush a seasoned A-list villain will end up with the rookies losing very badly.
    • Charmy is too poor to go to school so he took a job; cue getting slammed with child labor laws and being forced to quit.
    • Mighty is living proof that superheroes with Super Strength can never invert Reed Richards Is Useless. His Super Strength will put dozens of workers out of work in the construction and demolition business.
    • You need to have proper qualification to become detectives; you can't suddenly become one on your own impulse. For the Chaotix, they had to take an online exam and then print out the certificate.
    • The fate of post war alliances is often glossed over in fiction. Post war alliances will often dissolve after they win the war and any grudges pre-war will resurface.
    • The sudden appearance of five new civilizations will ignite massive immigration problems at best; worst case scenario is full-blown war under the context of invasion. You need an emissary to the government sort out the paperwork to prevent an immigrant crisis. And that is not counting the apparent lack of space...
      • Continued from the earlier point, sending them all to Angel Island will not work as the prospect of five highly advanced races living there with access to the Master Emerald will shatter the power balance if not kept in check.
    • Implementing Training from Hell and The Spartan Way will only break the recruits and making them kill their bright spots will only shatter them long before they enter a single battle instead of turning them into hardened soldiers. Just ask Shade.
    • Even if you are doing the right thing, going against your superior officer is grounds for punishment under military law rather than getting pats on the back from others and getting away with it scot free.
    • Even if you know the Evil Overlord has done terrible things to everyone and even to you personally, years of growing up in his Cult of Personality will still make you idolize him.
    • Killing the head of any lawful evil organisation will incite more chaos than ending it since it actually results in civil wars.
    • Even if you are an immortal king, the chains of commanding will wear you down in time. You can never truly rule forever.
    • The problems that would happen if nobody dies of aging or sickness is brought up.
    • Although it is just a warning, Blaze is nevertheless told that violent revolutions often replace the current rulers with the revolutionists that are just as bad, hence the term. The first priority is to make sure that she doesn't end up being the next link in the chain of tragedy.
    • Greedy neighbors who have long since coveted your wealth will come crashing through your borders if you went through upheavals in any way.
    • Finished conquering your neighbors? Do a check-up on your new neighbors, OK?
    • You beat the Big Bad plaguing your land and had your Awesome Moment of Crowning so roll credits and start sleeping? Fat chance of that happening since you will be busy rebuilding your kingdom from devastation.
    • Sticks shows that roughing it in the wild is very boring in the long run, contrary to popular media.
  • Really 700 Years Old:
    • Knuckles didn't even notice that he was alone for centuries. Cue Tikal's Eye Twitch at his obliviousness.
    • Rouge is currently on her 100-year learning journey, meaning that she is way older than any mortal.
    • Blaze's prison sentence pretty much qualified her for this. Not to mention her origin story takes place thousands of years before present-day Sol dimension, meaning that Cosmo and Honey qualify too.
    • Sticks is this due to her time training as a Dominion.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: Chapter 9 reveals that Rouge is a vampire princess.
  • "Reason You Suck" Speech: Fang gives one to Mighty after the failed ambush on him.
    Mighty: You won't...Get away with this...
    Fang: You're right, I certainly won't get away with the delightful lunch I was about to have before you idiots ruined things. Now I'll never be able to come back to this bistro, which is a shame, as it's one of the best in all the northern territories. Given how unprofessional and badly you handled this trap of yours, I'm going to assume you aren't working for any of the thousands of people who want my head and were just a bunch of idiot kids trying to make a name for themselves as heroes by taking down the big bad Fang. Am I right?
    (Mighty gurgles, unable to answer)
    Fang: I'll take that as a yes. Let me give you a word of advice, kid. I've MET heroes. I've FOUGHT them. And you and your crew? You aren't heroes. You aren't even close. You aren't even fit to take on that idiot Eggman, let alone a REAL bad guy. If I were you, I'd get out of this game before it kills you. Better Mobians than you have tried to play and failed to make the mark. I should know. I've killed most of them.
    (After writing a check to pay off the damage to the bistro)
    Fang: (Tossing some Rings to Mighty) A little something for your trouble, mate. Thanks for the entertainment.
    • Mighty gives one to the Chaotix for ignoring him on purpose for YEARS because only Vector knows he was there but is too dumb to think that he is the real deal and not a ghost and the other two made a bet to see how long it would take to notice him instead of instantly pointing it out to him.
  • Redshirt Army: The reason why Blaze doesn't use her minion summoning ability often.
  • Reed Richards Is Useless:
    • Subverted for Tails. When he is not on adventures, he does scientific research and makes inventions which earn him millions from his patents and royalties. Then again, he never said what kind of inventions he makes...
    • Justified for Mighty as his powers will put dozens of construction and demolition workers on the employment line.
  • Related in the Adaptation:
    • Muttski after his evolution was adopted by Sonic's family to be Sonic's brother.
    • Honey is the adopted daughter of Blaze.
      • Chapter 10 shows that both of them were adopted into the royal family by Cosmo to be her aunt and sister respectively to give them both legitimacy to the crown.
    • Because of Vanilla marrying Doctor Eggman, even though they are now divorced, means that Shadow is technically Cream's great uncle. explanation 
  • Right Behind Me:
    • Zig-Zagged for comedy and drama for Mighty who is constantly behind Vector the whole time but no one saw him or pointed it out. He thinks it's Nyarlathotep's curse or his friends are just that ignorant and/or stupid.
    • Tikal appeared behind Knuckles just as he was rambling about how she kept clamming up about the fate the other echidnas just as she was about to tell him that very subject.
  • Rousing Speech: Shadow gives one to Knuckles after he enters a Despair Event Horizon upon learning about his race.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something:
    • Blaze is pretty much one.
    • Rouge is also one during her country's civil war.
  • Running Gag: It's not an Ri2 fic without this.
    • Cream getting constantly told that she will know when she is older when asking about er..questionable stuff.
    • A stuffed alligator that hangs from the ceiling is everywhere!
    • Knuckles' origin has the Master Emerald getting stolen by Eggman or Rouge in the total of 10 times in a row.
    • Mighty constantly pointing out the ridiculousness of the names of the Black Arms with Shadow having to tell him that he wasn't the one who named them.
    • Everyone constantly glancing at Shadow whenever they mention that they are not exactly normal people, while the person in question keeps asking why they keep referring to him.
    • The constant cringing by the entire gang whenever Cream says that she can't wait to inherit the family business.
  • Sanity Slippage: A good chunk of Shade's PTSD is from simply looking at Gizomochao's egg and when it hatched, looking at it made her own mind implode on itself to render her unconscious before she goes mad.
  • Saying Too Much: Existing outside of linear time can lead to some awkward reveals. Such is the case when Tikal decided to ask when is the baby due for Blaze and the status of one of her campaigns when she is definitely not pregnant and she has not started her campaign yet.
  • Scout-Out: How Sticks survived being in the wild for the first few months that would make her the Wild Child she is in the present.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Lampshaded by pretty much everyone who wonders why are there so many on Mobius that were not simply destroyed in the first place. Justified that the capability to destroy them didn't exist back then.
  • Secret Keeper:
    • Shadow and Omega helps keep the fact that Rouge is the vampire princess of Fangsylvania after the events of the country's civil war that occurred Perfect Dark Gaia's awakening. She secretly makes everyone else this as well against their knowledge during the whole storytelling, much to their shock.
    • Until it was her turn, only Sonic and Tails knew Blaze's real backstory.
    • Due to the implications of who Vanilla really is, the gang decide to keep it a secret from Cream. Until Knuckles blows the lid thinking that having Eggman for a father meant that she can handle anything. He is very wrong.
  • Seen It All:One of the most tragic examples to date. Blaze got all this information from her countless hallucinations. She even considers a kingdom in peril a 'tired old storyline'.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation:After the usual shocked reaction to something, let's just say that the subsequent commentary can get derailed A LOT.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: More like making sure things stay right. This is Silver's reason for origin stories from the cast.
  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: Pretty much Blaze and Cosmo's way of thinking. It is due to the fact that people say that this is the way things are is precisely why there is no change and tragedy in history keeps repeating itself.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Extremely obvious pun aside, the more idealistic characters' idealism was hit by a sledgehammer upon the subject of how the rich stay rich and the many ways as to how selflessness can be exploited even unintentionally and it all comes down to money, the many ways knowledge can become blackmail and even how any form of social interaction is a form of manipulation consciously and unconsciously. Now throw in all the horrific stories that they witnessed prior to this subject and you get a very cynical outlook overall. Subverted slightly as the people saying this stuff simply states that this is how the world works and doesn't exactly directly tell the idealists to throw away their idealistic views. Summed up here:
    Cream: My optimistic outlook on the world seems to be dying the more stories I hear.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: One of the three possibilities guessed Tikal as to why Knuckles is left behind to guard the Master Emerald, the other two are Starting a New Life (Being the next guardian in line of the Brotherhood of Guardians while starting afresh without the negative teachings of his race) and Secret Test of Character (To determine whether he can reject the vices of his kind and prove that echidnas are not a lost cause).
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Shade is asked to follow orders to kill her own pet pig Babe as her final exam in boot camp like all the other recruits. She chose to kill her own superior officer instead. Cue Imperator Ix promoting her for interesting him but she has still has to kill Babe under the grounds for killing a superior. She got off lucky; others brought their friends, family and lovers!
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Shade's psyche is so wrecked from wars that even now she still suffers from PTSD.
  • Sherlock Scan:
    • Rouge immediately deduces where she is going to by eliminating all other possibilities. An old part of the castle accessible only via portal means that it is very important. No smell of paper or blood and the lack of screams and moans rules out the libraries and dungeons. The ambiance of the castle and the lack of magic short of a single powerful seal rules out the artifact storehouses. Since the Crypt of the Elders has been visited before, that is out. So that leaves behind the family vault.
    • Blaze immediately deduced that Cosmo is a princess because of her dress, looks and hygiene meant nobility at least and the fact she stated the country as "my kingdom" instead of "my realm" or "my country" means a sense of possessiveness, narrowing it down to the royal family. Finally, the tone of the voice implied a younger age and therefore, a princess.
  • Shoot the Hostage Taker: Blaze does this to Red Pine when he took Honey hostage the second time.
  • Shown Their Work:
    • Zircon is a real thing and is exactly what it was stated in the fanfic.
    • Echidnas belong in the same group of mammals as the platypus meaning that they lay eggs instead of live birth, as Cream finds out when she thought Knuckles was lying about the whole "hatched from an egg" thing.
    • Compulsory military enlistment exists; obviously the minimal age is not as low as Shade's and real life examples are often around 18 with better reasons for enlistment.
    • The basic fundamentals of economics, politics and (disturbingly) the hypothetical scenarios of manipulating the selfless are pretty much spot on.
    • Blaze's Destruction Ball might be a reference to how matter flat out ceases to exist in black holes instead of being converted to another form.
    • Cetus being the name of a mad whale god isn't just because of a random thought. Cetus is the name of the Whale constellation.
    • Dolphins being portrayed as even Eviler Than Thou than whales is due to the fact that in Real Life, porpoises are one of the few species outside humans to develop sadism. Intelligence goes both ways after all.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Blaze to Red Pine:
      Red Pine: And what would you, a self-proclaimed destroyer of worlds and archfiend, know of such things? You condemn me for my actions, when you have no doubt ravaged far more nations and ended more lives than I? You hypocrite!
      Blaze: That may be true, but at least it was my PURPOSE to destroy worlds, what I was created to do, and something I've turned away from. You, on the other hand, were a defender of the realm who has chosen to betray the people he was supposed to protect because his insane monarch told him to… And, I suppose, because he offered you a great deal of power as incentive. Which of us, then, is the greater monster?
    • Gaim to Eggman Nega when the latter calls out the former for giving this world special treatment while leaving Helheim's other victims to their fates:
      Eggman Nega: What makes this world so special that you'd come to it, instead of ignoring it and leaving it to rot like all the others which Helheim has consumed over the centuries?
      Gaim: I may be a 'Space-God', but that doesn't mean I can do as much as I'd like to. While my power may come from Helheim, that doesn't mean I can control it. It tolerates me, but if it really, REALLY doesn't want me somewhere… Then there just isn't a lot I can do about it. There's lots of justifications I could make up for myself, like how I trust in the inhabitants of those worlds to find a way to save themselves, how I don't want them to become dependent on me or interfere with their development, how I don't want to steal their chance to choose their own fates… But ultimately, all it boils down to is I can't save those worlds because Helheim won't let me. I hate it, but there isn't anything I can do about it, not without potentially jeopardizing the world I've brought into being or the people I care about. In my own way, I am as much a slave of the forest as any Inves. Which just means that, on the rare occasion when I AM allowed to interfere… I'll fight as hard to save the people of those worlds as I did to save mine!
  • Spoiled Sweet: Cream.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Amy Rose. It turns out that the reason why she is like this is because years ago, she broke a fortune teller's crystal ball in turn she cursed her of flanderization that she will always be the delusional stalker of Sonic.See Puppy Love and Dark and Troubled Past entries for details.
  • Stating the Simple Solution:
    • Knuckles wonders why Eggman Nega goes through all the trouble of undoing their origins if he can just simply kill them when they were kids. This foreshadows whether or not Silver is lying about the main premise of the story until Chapter 14.
    • Dmitri wonders why go through all the trouble to collect a list of names from the local hospital when you can just simply target everyone with echidna DNA or just make a Chaos Control field around Angel Island. This is the sign that Locke is leaving someone out on purpose...
    • Spectre realizes that instead of the ascension plan which dragged the entire race into his family drama, Locke could have just killed Wynmacher, framed someone else for it and then exploit Lara-Le's grief.
    • While everyone is planning on investigating Vanilla's implications of being a mob boss, Knuckles just states why couldn't they just ask Silver since he is from the future.
  • Stealth Expert: Pretty much the reason why Alonzo and half a dozen ninjas are Cream's bodyguards. To their credit, even Omega and Rouge can't sense them!!
  • Summon Bigger Fish: Let's just say that in the eyes of his creators,Gladius is more powerful then expected considering his Adaptive Ability and his exponentially rising power for each Chaos Emerald he gets. What did they resort to make for his failsafe? An Adorable Abomination called Gizomochao.
  • Super Gullible: Knuckles. As Tikal is more than happy to tell how the Master Emerald keeps getting stolen. Lampshaded as to why Knuckles keep falling for Eggman's lies.
  • Super Mode:
    • Team Dark had a new set of them after using the Dark Heart.
      • Black Shadow: Shadow using the full power of his alien blood.
      • Nightwing Rouge:Rouge as a preview of what she is going to be as the next vampire queen.
      • Alpha-Omega the Destructor:A walking destroyer of countries.
  • Superhero Origin: What Eggman Nega is trying to undo for the cast. Sonic decides to use this as an opportunity for team-building, trading stories while Silver learns of them first-hand and records them down since future records were probably exaggerated both ways even if they are not scrambled.
  • Super Strength: Knuckles and Mighty are the biggest examples. When Sonic and Mighty were rivals, they were always equal. After Sonic got his Super Speed, Mighty compensated by always outclassing him in strength.
  • Super Speed:Sonic, Shadow, Tails and Blaze are among the fastest among the group. But how Sonic got it became his origin story.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Omochao says that they are totally not going to grind up unwanted Chao to feed an Adorable Abomination.
  • Table Space: Defied for Cream. The absurd length of her family's table would have forced Vanilla and Cream to shout from opposite ends just to strike a conversation. They just sit beside each other.
  • Take That!:
    • Sonic's tirade to almost all his friends for thinking that he is an orphan is one to the trend that almost all superheroes are orphans even if their origin story would be unaffected whether their parents live or not.
    • To Omochaos for obvious reasons. Is it any wonder why the author wrote them as probes of an Adorable Abomination?
    • To the Sonic Fanbase. Summed up in this little exchange:
      Shadow: Were you one of Sonic's rabid and insane fangirls, then? I'd imagine even back then he must've a lot of them...For reasons which continue to elude me.
      Sonic: You're the one to talk, Shads, have you even MET your fanbase?
      Shadow: (shuddered) Unfortunately, I have.
    • The way Amy is written in here is that her Modern characterization is so bad that according to Ri2 that her Sonic Boom version is much more tolerable. One fan interpretation is that Modern Amy is so flanderized that her whole character arc in recent times is just figuring out whether her love for Sonic is an obsession or not. In short, she is reduced to a Satellite Love Interest.
    • It's safe to say that constant film reboots will kill the character faster than any supervillian. Just ask Spiderman.
    • Twilight is hated by vampires everywhere. Guess why.
    • Despite with the fact that they live in a Fantasy Kitchen Sink, Espio still thinks that the Ancient Aliens guy is a nutcase.
    • Sonic never understood why his werehog form has stretchy arms.
    • Pointing out one of the biggest clichés in fiction which is the red and black, angst-ridden superpowerful being with a tragic past with Shadow being one of the many examples.
    • Against Sonic boss fights or boss fights in general.
      Rouge: Well, I guess they can't all be giant robots with predictable attack patterns, glaringly obvious weak spots, and cockpits which are exposed for no apparent reason.
    • There is one very apparent complaint against the execution of the Afterschool Special and Very Special Episode.
      Rouge: What's wrong with anti-bullying afterschool specials? They serve an important function.
      Shadow: Oh, I'm not saying the message is wrong, it's just that they very rarely tell you anything HELPFUL about how to deal with bullying. Same with most 'Very Special Episodes'.
    • The Godfather films are great except for the third one.
    • Just because you like MLP doesn't mean you can excuse unmanly squealing.
    • The gang hates escort missions, be in the games they play or In-Universe.
    • The quest giver, usually being the nicest person the protagonist meets being Evil All Along is a cliché according to Mighty.
    • The Iblis trigger's sealing technique, which those who know is to never cry is mocked as stupid beyond belief.
    • The idea that sequels always have Happy Ending Override on their protagonists to force them back into action despite all the hard work they did to earn them is mocked as a cliché since it defeats the purpose. Counts as Self-Deprecation since this exchange came about due to the fact that Blaze had to continue fighting in the Sol Dimension for decades even after the whole Dark Oak mess to make it remotely close to the one we know in the present.
      Espio: I hate when that happens. There are all sorts of stories that can be told that don't require spoiling whatever hard-earned happiness the hero won at the end of their last story.
    • Chapter 11 is one towards corruption in sports communities and Sonic regrets saying the whole "superpower of teamwork" and "Because we're Sonic Heroes!!" line, something with Shadow is more than happy to bring it up. Not to mention, the defective Extreme Gear engines can pretty much be a one as well to real-life defective sports equipment with easily solvable life-threatening defects that weren't fixed out of laziness and/or greed. Case in point: The Hoverboard that explodes.
    • Charmy says that Shadow and Omega are as obsolete as phone booths.
  • Tailor-Made Prison: Blaze's cage. See Crazy-Prepared above for full details.
  • Tell Me About My Father: After listening about how bad the echidnas were, Knuckles is delighted that Tikal finally got to the subject of his family. He takes it way back by the time it is over.
  • Temporal Paradox: Pretty much the reason why the cast can't simply stop Silver from going back in time in the first place. The resultant cause and effect will cause even more trouble.
  • Tempting Fate:
    • Dr Emile Blue states that for all of his experiments, creating a monster that will destroy the world is ludicrous and can never happen. Cue everyone looking at Shadow.
    • Knuckles kept rambling on how Tikal kept from him regarding the other fate of the echidnas, promising to tell some day. Cue Tikal standing right behind him saying that today's the day.
    • Amy wonders about how Shade is doing on the subject of the Nocturnus Clan. Guess who became the next person to reveal their origins.
    • Whenever someone say how bad can it be, brace yourself.
    • Amy couldn't help but wonder how anti-climatic the reveal of Vanilla being a mob boss is compared to a vampire princess and a destroyer of worlds. Let's just say the identity of Cream's father made her eat her words.
  • That Man Is Dead: After clawing out of your own grave, your previous life and name is dead in it, meaning that you have to take up a new name before obtaining the mantle of the Gunslinger.
  • Theory of Narrative Causality: Lampshaded by the cast when a Bar Brawl just happens the moment Fang tells the Gunslinger to prove that he is the real deal. The latter even lampshades that Refusal of the Call always happens whenever this event occurs in history.
  • The Chessmaster: Blanc states that while using knowledge often leads to manipulation, the reason one of the two pillars is knowledge is that being over-manipulative will make people distrust you and everything will collapse around you once you are in a dead end. That's why you would rather be this instead of Manipulative Bastard.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: One of Blanc's bits of advice is that you must not be a slave to your own power, effectively making the you that is the king and the you that is yourself one and the same. There must be a difference between what the people see you in public and what you are in the dark. Just make sure that your private stuff are not scandal bait.
  • The Dreaded:
    • The order's imprisonment of Blaze is indeed cruel beyond measure, but the fears are not unfounded as she made quite a rap sheet while she lost control of Iblis.

      "So that you might bring ruin to our world? I think not," the figure said haughtily. He gestured, and the torches around them flared up, sparks flying to ignite other sconces and torches around the chamber, illuminating the room and revealing…

      Blaze. As the confused and frightened feline turned around and around as much as her chains would allow her in dismay and disbelief, her own face looked back at her again and again. Great statues of herself rose from the floor and towered to the ceiling, expressions of unimaginable cruelty and savagery on their faces as they callously stood or sat upon thrones and pedestals of skulls, bones, and wailing children, with a simply massive graven idol extending from the back wall, a look of utmost greed on her face as her massive claws stretched out to grab at whatever was before her. The walls were covered in images of her committing countless atrocities; burning cities to the ground, slaughtering armies by the millions, commanding legions of horrors similar to the ones Blaze had just seen in her vision, forcing a chained and despairing populace to kneel before her, and ripping entire worlds apart. The only thing that slightly marred the shocking tableau was a stuffed alligator dangling from the ceiling for some reason. "I-I don't understand…what…what is this?" She whispered in confusion and horror.

      "We have made no mistake," the figure explained. "For hundreds, thousands of years we have known of your coming. Prophecies have warned us of you for untold ages, since before the dawn of civilization. Every culture, society, and species has legends and stories about you and the terror you will bring. Stories about how you will tear down the world as we know it, and leave something completely unrecognizable in its place. How you will utterly destroy all who stand against you. How you will bring death to untold billions, until the soil is turned red from the blood of your victims. Parents tell their children to behave, or else you'll come to kill them in the night, and desperately hope that they aren't accidentally telling the truth."

      "No…" Blaze whispered in denial, struggling to comprehend, to find some way to refute, what she was seeing. "I would…I would never do that! Any of that!"

      Or at least, not anymore, some part of her whispered.
    • King Solomon is this to any evil monsters. To the extent that even the ancestors of Fangsylvania Royal Family wouldn't dare to cross him. He is practically the person monsters who tell ghost stories about. He was the one who originally stopped the Babylonian's reign of terror when they made the mistake of raiding his kingdom. He proceeded to blow Babylon Garden from the sky, seal Erazor and his followers into the book of Arabian Nights which would end up in Sonic's possession, effectively reducing the Babylon Rogues from being Babylon Garden's main raiders to the roaming thieves they are today.
    • The Gunslinger. The grandmaster of all ranged arms that always appeared in history thanks to being a Legacy Character. Death follows it like an eternal companion.
  • The Elevator from Ipanema: Ix's secret lab's access elevator plays "The Girl From Ipanema".
  • The Heartless:
    • A literal example. Rouge's heart is a solid core of Dark Power.
    • Fang is this as he is a revenant.
  • The Spartan Way: Deconstructed with extreme prejudice. Contrary to what any army training montages tells you, recruits that get broken are more likely to stay broken rather then being rebuilt into hardened soldiers. In fact, Shade's basic training was so tough that it inflicted more casualties on themselves than any weapon the Knuckles Clan could ever dreamed of barring the Master Emerald.
  • The Stinger: On a chapter by chapter basis. After the current origin story has finished, the chapter ends with Silver asking the next person for their origin.
    • Blaze's story averts this and cuts over to Cream's chapter, turning it to a 2-parter due the length of the first part.
  • These Are Things Man Was Not Meant to Know: Defied by Dr Emile Blue. He calls scientists seekers of truth.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Sonic and company, especially Cream to Ix for making Shade kill Babe under the grounds for murdering a superior officer and rubbing salt in the wound by stating that he suddenly has a craving for ham and have Babe cooked for his dinner. Did I mention that while Shade was catatonic from the ordeal, she is still conscious enough to hear the whole thing and had to listen to the next recruit after her kill her own younger brother before finally entering full unconsciousness?
    Cream: I don't... I don't hate anyone. I understand that you did what you had to do, but... I-I think I need to think about this for a while.I'm sure I can accept and forgive you for it eventually, but...
    Shade: Not right now.
    Cream: B-but I ''will'' get over it eventually I'm sure! And...and I know one person I'll never, ever forgive!
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Gleefully toyed with in the case for Sonic and Blaze. Blaze states that at this point, Eggman is obviously not going to change his ways and continue his ambition of conquering and ruling the world with the deaths of millions on his head for all time. Sonic's case of not killing him is that for all his powers, he cannot bring himself to genuinely kill another living being and turning out like Shadow who just simply kills anyone he does not like while Blaze's case with Eggman Nega is that he keeps escaping before she could burn him to a crisp.
    Blaze: But rest assured, when the opportunity arises...I will not hesitate. Not even for a second. The safety of my subjects, of my realm , is tantamount, Sonic. If I were to simply allow every villain or monster who tries to destroy what I care for to walk away, what sort of message would that send? To my enemies and to my own people? That I value the lives of those I fight over the lives I sworn to protect?
  • Time Abyss:
    • The Ancient Walkers became one with the Chaos Force before anyone else in existence. For comparison, the earliest depiction of them existed millions of years before the first civilisation.
    • The Fangsylvania Royal Family has existed 1000 years before the first stories of vampires which predate both the Gardens and the civilisation of Babylon!!
    • Blaze's prison sentence? Eight times ten to the ten to the fifty six.note 
    • The time Sticks spent training as a Dominion is counted under number of eternities.
  • Time Dissonance: Tikal is more than happy to tell Silver that while she sees a future in flux and exists outside linear time, he is stuck in a single timeline, making her more knowledgeable in quantum mechanics. Shade suffers from this as well as time flows differently in Twilight Cage.
  • Timey-Wimey Ball:
    • Despite the Echidna race being retgone (Their legacy left is only the Master Emerald and Knuckles), the species they exterminated remained extinct. It's like hitting the undo button on the race itself but the people they affected are not.
    • Despite the multiverse theory being prevalent, the Bad Future in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) is still erased.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Rouge wonders what is her mother's greatest treasure, she was told that it is underneath that sheet. She proceeds to pull it aside and sees an ordinary mirror; then her mother asks her who did she see when she looks in the mirror...
  • Too Much Information:
    • Knuckles does this when Tikal is going to explain how she can have sex with Chaos.
    • He does so again when the others ask how Omega and robots in general could be modified to have sexual organs.
    • Rouge found out that the GUN Commander wears a Shadow costume hidden in his office when no one is watching and cries. Shadow's embarrassment just went over the roof. (Just imagine Sonicman but much more embarrassing and now you need Brain Bleach)
    • Blaze? The rest of the gang doesn't need to know that much detail of Helheim's victims.
    • Knuckles? You don't need to elaborate on the Primal Scene between Tikal and Chaos
    • Omega? Don't speak about having an orgasm.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Poor Knuckles. Never going to school while living in isolation will do that to you.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sonic and chili dogs. Apparently, so does the rest of South Island as well. They even tried to get it on their flag!
  • Tranquil Fury: Red Pine dug himself deeper into the grave he was in by calling Blaze a cunt. This just makes her want to disintegrate him more.
  • Transformation Is a Free Action: Played with. The reason why Blaze couldn't stop the transformation sequences for the generals and Dark Oak is that the Armour Parts that make up their form actually protected them from interruptions. There is also constant lampshade hanging as to the fact that they themselves should do it more often and with the shows they watch as well.
  • Triang Relations:
    • Type 4:
      • Shadow is A, Rouge is B and Knuckles is C. But Knuckles own obliviousness turns it into a Type 5.
      • Amy is A, Sonic is B and Blaze is C.
  • Trophy Room: The Fangsylvania Family Vault is this but actually it is more like a Superhero Trophy Shelf.
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!:
    • Blanc the Bat's list of titles: Sovereign of all Fangsylvania, Master of Monsters, Queen of the Night, Empress of Darkness and Supreme Ruler of all Vampires.
    • Blaze's list of titles: Queen of Demons, Chiefest of Calamities, Archfiend of the Abyssal Planes, Flames of Disaster, Avatar of Iblis and Destroyer of Worlds.
  • Understanding Boyfriend:
    • Sonic to Blaze. He is well aware of her ambition to be queen of the world and supports her.
    • Knuckles to Rouge. He just found out that she is a vampire princess and it does not bother him one bit.
  • Underwater City:
    • Mulantis in the Sol Diemension.
    • Boom world has Undersealandia, the city of seahorses.
  • Villain Team-Up:
    • The Duke of Werewolves and Black Death during the Fansylvania civil war.
    • Dark Oak and Eggman Nega.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • When an Adorable Abomination calls you out on your decisions as a parent, you may need to revise your parenting skills....
      Omochao:But… Is that sort of thing truly suitable for one who will one day become Donna? I mean… A heart that big, in that line of work…
      Vanilla: I can understand why you might think it a detriment, but… Somehow, I think she'll be all right, especially with companions as loyal and dependable as Cheese by her side. And besides…Maybe a little more love is just what the family business needs…
    • While it is definitely wrong to wreck havoc on your own people, Dark Oak is right about the fact that they need to change and unite in order to survive future threats. Blaze agrees with him, having done precisely just that in her Sol Emerald hunt, just less costly.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Blaze is pretty much this complete with Hair-Trigger Temper; any attempt on Sonic's life or even a supposedly harmless question about him is enough to get smoke to come out of her gloves.
  • Walking Armory:
    • Justified for Fang the Sniper due to his line of work. Crosses into Crazy-Prepared due to the huge size of the arsenal.
    • Omega is one as well; when he revealed his entire arsenal, it covered so much of him that it can easily be mistaken for a pile of weapons at first glance.
  • War Is Hell:
  • Weirdness Magnet: Apparently, the Chaos Emeralds are attracted to each other after the experiment with one of them which made Eggman come to South Island first. The nearest one is in Green Hill Zone and the rest is history....
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Remember all those offhand comments about the Sol dimension being a Crapsack World and Cosmo's statement about how their neighbours are bracing to invade? Combine that with how the kingdom is falling apart and the royal family's rule is reduced to a shadow of its former glory, Dark Oak resorts to using the Helheim seeds in order to forcefully unite his kingdom to conquer their neighbours and unite the world under one race, ending war and suffering.
  • Wham Line:
    • Since this is an origin series, the requirement to be this is very high. So the line below qualifies considering the subsequent reaction.
      Cream: Okay… My father is… Dr. Eggman.
    • When Silver is about to leave, he lets slip a single sentence that throws the entire premise into a loop.
      Silver: Thanks for all your help, guys. With all the information you've given me, I'm sure to get the best report!
  • What Measure is a Mobian?: Discussed with Omega, Orbot and Cubot and pretty much all the monsters Sonic and friends fight. Sonic is fine with smashing robots and monsters but draws the line at killing mobians and humans.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Fang calls Sonic out on this when their first encounter ended with the former getting a dose of PTSD, saying that the latter never sees his opponents as people, just obstacles to spindash while not giving a damn about the consequences.
    Sonic:In my defence, you were trying to kill me at the time.
    Fang: True, I suppose it's not like I really have much of a leg to stand on. After all, if I'd beaten you, I wouldn't have spared you a second thought either. But then again, I'm not a hero, am I?
  • When He Smiles: When Sonic gives this in the prologue regarding the telling of origin stories, Blaze recognizes that he is going to do something reckless that he is going to enjoy. She loves it.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Knuckles' mother has a thing for body parts as Knuckles is not a nickname but a real name and his step-brother is named Knecapeon (Kneecaps).
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Invoked by Amy regarding Knuckles' immortality. The impact is lessened when there are other immortals in the group.
  • Why Didn't I Think of That?: Gladius thought up of using his Adaptive Ability to commit rape on women as per his protocol on his own. This sets him apart from all the other gizoids since the very thought of using it in such a way would never even occur to them until they are told, giving him a higher level of independent thought. This is what convinced Ix that having a failsafe for Gladius is not mere paranoia.
  • Wowing Cthulhu: Pretty much all the higher dimensional beings have given up on the echidna race, but Athair's attempts to save his race got Aurora to convince the Ancient Walkers to intervene. The end result is Knuckles being the guardian of the Master Emerald.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Blaze states that while she was imprisoned, 500000 years passed in the Sol Dimension. One reviewer calculated the numbers and the result?

    Eight times ten to the ten to the fifty six. There was a lot going on here, but I want to focus on this for a bit. A la rules of exponential, this can be simplified as (8)10560. Since we can't put that in standard notation for obvious reasons, let's make a comparison to the age of the universe by putting that value in scientific notation. 14 billion years is (1.4)1010 years.

    If you wanted to know how many times longer Blaze's stay in hell was, relative to the age of the universe, you'd divide the two and get (5.7)10550 times longer than the age of the universe. As you can see, we've barely made a dent in the exponent.

    Looking another way, through time dilation we have the whole experience lasting 500,000 real years. 500,000 years is 15,768,000,000,000 seconds, or (1.6)1013 seconds. Crunch the numbers, and each second of real time lasted (5.1)10547 years for Blaze.

    Another metric. The estimated half-life of a proton is 1032 years. This is the duration for fundamental matter to break down into subatomic particles. Crunch the numbers, and in Blaze's hell you'd have gone through (8)10528 half-lives for protons. This is just a guess, but I'd imagine if every atom of our universe were its own universe, and every atom in each of those universes were their own universe, after that long a time-span you'd be left with less than a thimble of protons in total.

    Really, wow.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: Played for Laughs. Rouge's sex appeal after she fully matures is impossible to imagine.
  • You Never Asked: Pretty much between everyone, prompting Sonic to start with the story-telling. One interesting case is that when asking Tails being raised by humans, Cream let's slip that her father's a human and is someone they all know but got interrupted before she could say who is it because they are getting off track.
  • Young Conqueror: Blaze for her world. She admits that she has genuinely no idea that she was going to be this after her fight with Dark Oak and Helheim Forest.

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