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Old Man Sonic is a series of shorts by Dorkly parodying the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise while also telling an original story.

The story focuses on Sonic, who now lives in a world where the Sonic fanbase has taken over in the aftermath of Sega's bankruptcy. The world is now inhabited by Sonic fan characters, with Sonic himself now just some distant memory. With the help of his old sidekick Tails, Sonic attempts to get himself out of debt in order to support his struggling family.


The entire series can be found here

This series contains examples of:

  • An Arm and a Leg: Tails lost both of his tails shortly after the fandom took over, with an OC named Baruto using them as a fur suit.
  • Babies Ever After:
    • Sonic ended up marrying a squirrel and conceiving a son.
    • Tails once hooked up with an OC, who got mpreg and had an "edgelord OC kid" named HateMyDad_420.
  • Bad Future: The Sonic universe is now overrun with Sonic fanart characters, who run amok with their disturbing fetishes.
  • Bratty Teenage Daughter: HateMyDad_420, who resents Tails and constantly whines.
  • Crapsack World: The world of Sonic the Hedgehog is overrun by fan-made characters, and the actual Sonic lost everything when it happened.
  • Expy: Parodied; many of the fan characters are basically just redesigns of canon characters. For example, Mpreg Greg looks exactly like Knuckles, only pregnant.
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  • Failed a Spot Check: Neither Sonic, Tails, or HateMyDad_420 seem to notice Robotnik begging them to let him out of the trunk of their car. They all assume the noises are coming from the car itself.
  • Gag Penis: Turns out Tails has two penises that are long enough for him to fly the same way he would fly with his tails.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": All the fan characters that are shown or mentioned have names that are either unoriginal (Baruto) or sound like online usernames (Darksteel and HateMyDad_420).
  • Late to the Punchline: Tails apparently never realized that his real name, Miles Prower, was a pun on "miles per hour."
  • Meaningful Name: Tails' daughter, HateMyDad_420. She hates her father and loves weed.
  • Mr. Seahorse: Male pregnancy, shortened as "mpreg", is common with the Sonic fan characters. In particular, there's Mpreg Greg, a Knuckles lookalike who Sonic is in debt with.
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  • Origin Story: Episode 3 reveals how Sonic became what he is now. He accidentally killed all his friends while attempting to break his spindash record, and vowed to never be fast again. It's not as dramatic as it sounds.
  • Parody: Aside from the obvious, the series parodies old gritty western films from the 60s.
  • Posthumous Character: Robotnik is presumed dead by Tails, and Sonic believes that he's better off dead than to have to suffer what the world became. Subverted in that he's actually trapped in the trunk of Tails' car (previously owned by Robotnik), with Sonic and Tails somehow not hearing his cries for help.
  • Shout-Out: The first two episodes have the Gerudo Valley theme from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time playing in the background at certain points.
  • Take That!: The entire series is basically one big long jab towards the darker side of the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom.

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