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Video Game / Sonic.exe

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Sonic the Hedgehog, now with 70% more oceans of blood!

Sonic.exe originated as a Creepypasta fanfic by Sir JC the Hyena. Since then, it has been turned into a video game that replicates the experience (sans X actually coming out of the screen) by MY5TCrimson.

Sonic.exe provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Deviation: Versions five and seven feature Sonic himself having his own playable section not present in the original story. In version five, this level is simply accessed after the game over screen instead of the game ending after Eggman's section. In version seven, however, the player has to trigger it. Backtracking as each character at specific intervals puts them in another playable section separate from what's described in the Creepypasta, after-ward the player is gifted a "negative ring". With all three collected, the Sonic level is triggered after the game over screen like in version five.
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  • Ax-Crazy: X. Psychotic, sadistic, and totally devoid of human compassion.
  • Big Bad: X is the demon taking the form of Sonic that, in-game, kills Sonic's friends, and outside the game kills people in the real world.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: X has black sclera.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: The Zalgo-ified title screen.
  • Bloodier and Gorier and Darker and Edgier: Than the main Sonic series. An Eldritch Abomination brutally and bloodily murders the characters before going after people in the real world.
  • Broken Heel: Tails slips when running from X in "HIDE AND SEEK".
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Several hints of this are seen in the text screens, such as it asking "READY FOR ROUND 2, TOM?"
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: The bloody oceans and X appearance on the title screen, as seen on the page image, is only seen for a fraction of a second before cutting to black.
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  • A God Am I: One of the messages that X leaves on the screen is "I AM GOD".
  • Gory Discretion Shot: The game cuts to black when X lunges at Tails and Knuckles, followed by a high-pitched scream and a laugh.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: You get into one of these when playing as Knuckles. You can try to punch X, but he teleports away every time, and eventually Knuckles will just break down crying.
  • Interface Screw: In Version 5, before the next Japanese text appears, the UI starts glitching out with "SCORE" and "RING" being mirrored and eventually the UI slowly disappears altogether.
  • Jump Scare: The high-pitched scream that emits from X's victims. Also, the static and some of the images appear as such.
  • Nightmare Face: But of course. At the end of Eggman's level, a hyper-realistic representation of him appears on-screen.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: The first sign that something is horribly wrong with this version of Sonic.
  • Sadist: X. He chases after Tails in "HIDE AND SEEK", vanishes to leave the fox crying, then returns shortly after to kill him, He dodges all of Knuckles' attempts to attack him before leaving the echidna to break down and then killing him, and watches Eggman attempt to run for his life before appearing in front of him to finish him off. He can kill these characters anytime he likes, but likes to make them suffer first.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Tails and Knuckles after X catches up to them.
  • Sensory Abuse: Don't forget that bloodcurdling scream.
  • Slasher Smile: You think?
  • Unwinnable by Design: The "games" X presents himself in are actually inescapable traps used to torture and mangle his victims. The control the player has over the characters is simply a façade X uses to torment the player along with the characters.
  • Xtremely Kool Letterz: The demon known as "Sonic.exe" also goes simply by "X".
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: The ending to Version 5, considering the game ends before you even get to see Sonic and X start fighting.
  • You Bastard!: In the playable video game version, where the player can't keep them from dying either.