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The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise is infamous for having Loads and Loads of Characters across its multiple universes, with every one of them being Base-Breaking Characters in some way. The characters listed here are those that are especially hated.

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  • Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM):
  • Sonic Underground:
    • Sonia's vain, germaphobic personality and annoying voice (Jaleel White voicing her was a bad idea) place her squarely in this territory from the get-go. It eventually gets subverted, however; Sonia's bout of amnesia makes her more competent than when she was with her brothers, as well as the fact that she seems to get more character development over Manic and Sonic.
    • Bartleby, Sonia's snobby and cowardly fiance, did not have the approval of many fans either.
    • This show's version of Robotnik tends to be either ignored or outright loathed in comparison to his more popular and well known counterparts in Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog and Sonic SatAM. Gary Chalk giving a weak vocal characterization is often cited as the main reason for this.

    Video Games 
  • Omochao gets a lot of heat for basically the same reasons Navi does, starting from his debut in Sonic Adventure 2. Small, needlessly and annoyingly helpful, has a grating voice and damn-near unavoidable at times, especially when you start losing against a boss multiple times. It doesn't help that the quality of Omochao's advice ranges from "possibly helpful the first time you hear it" to "don't let your HP hit zero." Thankfully, it's possible to pick him up and use him as a weapon against enemies, complete with him breaking, momentary as it is. Things got worse when his prominence escalated in future games and the HD remake, where he can now appear on loading screens before the start of a level.
  • Eggman Nega, due to his design and personality. Considering how Sonic and Tails' parallels in Blaze and Marine had unique designs, abilities, names, and characters, Eggman's is instead a garish recolor with the cliché "Nega" suffix stapled on who acts just like Eggman, but with all his charm and likability sucked out from him.
  • Princess Elise from the infamous Sonic '06 really has the chips stacked against her. Right off the bat, she suffers from being a Damsel Scrappy and very swiftly moves into Die for Our Ship territory with the fanbase. Even people who wouldn't otherwise dislike her for shipping reasons may dislike her from the sheer levels of Squick in Sonic having a human love interest. She got the ax from the franchise right away, and (outside of being referenced and mocked occasionally from the Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter page) has not been mentioned since.
  • Marine the Raccoon is another one of the increasingly unpopular Bratty Half-Pint characters in the series. Even with the constant lampshading of her behavior in her debut game (Blaze gets noticeably fed up with her as the game's story goes on), many of her non-fans deem both her and her forced Aussie accent to be obnoxious and find her absence in later games to be almost unnoticeable.
  • The Deadly Six from Sonic Lost World are disliked as a whole for being bland and forgettable villains with unfitting character designs and little explanation for their existence. Not helping matters is the fact that Sega and Sonic Team are seemingly determined to make them into the next big Sonic characters by forcing them into almost all new games, comics, merchandise and other media despite their poor reception. Two of the team's members stand out as especially hated:
    • Zavok, the leader of the Deadly Six, is already disliked for being a Bowser ripoff with a generic "evil guy" personality, but fuel was further added to the flames when he started making appearances as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and its sequel alongside Zazz, as a boss fight in Sonic Forces (whereas more popular antagonists like Chaos didn't get one), and as the playable Power-type member of Team Eggman in Team Sonic Racing instead of more fitting choices like Infinite, to the point of people calling him a Creator's Pet.
    • Zeena, the sole female member, also gets a large amount of scorn as her entire personality revolves around being a sexist Valley Girl stereotype.


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