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The Sonic Uncut series is a trio of web animations made by HyperactiveYouth and Overbite6014, found on Newgrounds.

They parody Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends, lampooning elements of the series and putting the characters in adult-themed situations (e.g. Tails getting drunk.) The first film, Sonic Uncut, shows Sonic trying to have a normal day at home but has to deal with Tails' Angst, and the sudden visit of Knuckles the Echidna and a very violent Shadow the Hedgehog.


Sonic Uncut 2 involves Sonic winning a vacation to Mexico thanks to Dr. Eggman's sudden kindness and generosity. He takes Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose and Shadow with him, the group find their vacation isn't all that pleasant with Tails' poor treatment at the airport, the racial stereotypes, Knuckles getting his hands on a paintball gun, and the following night at a local bar.

Sonic Uncut 3 introduces Cream the Rabbit and Metal Sonic, along with numerous cameos of other characters. Tails builds three flashy cars for Sonic, Knuckles and Shadow, and after beating Metal Sonic in a drag race, Sonic decides to throw a celebration party. Tails once again becomes the Butt-Monkey of the piece as the other characters start to makeout with one another. The shorts and other works by their creator can be found here.


  • Angst: Tails become angsty in Sonic Uncut after Sonic repeatedly insults.
  • Arms Dealer: Tails gets drunk and awakens to find himself making a deal with a shady dealer to deliver money to an associate, only for the fox to spend it all.
  • Assassin Outclassin': Shadow's attempt to assassinate Sonic in the second short is foiled by Tails.
  • Ax-Crazy: Shadow. In Sonic Uncut, Shadow plots to murder Sonic, eventually knocking him out with a phone and then punching his kidneys in offscreen.
    • In Sonic Uncut 3, whilst talking to Cream, Shadow reveals his Dark and Troubled Past (completely different from the one in Sonic Adventure 2) and then goes into a monologue about he very violently killed some bullies, much to Cream's horror.
  • Battle Discretion Shot: Used whenever major violence occurs.
  • Body Horror: What Shadow's does to his victims. He snapped a bellboy's neck, and butchered some bullies in his past, dropping their bodies off the top of a building and put their heads on spikes.
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  • Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: When Sonic, Knuckles and Amy are planning their party, Shadow ends the conversation with "...and I'll bring the axes."
  • Break the Cutie: Shadow almost certainly traumatises Cream when he tells her the Disproportionate Retribution he unleashed on his childhood tormentors. Though she seems better in the following scenes.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tails is treated like this in all three shorts. In Sonic Uncut 2, Tails is drugged by a guard to go in the cargo bay, mauled offscreen by dogs, and then thrown in a luggage compartment by another guard just as the plane goes through a "very turbulent cloud".
  • The Cameo: Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic, Rouge the Bat, Maria Robotnik, Big the Cat, Mighty the Armadillo, and a couple of echidnas from Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Everyone is a little more or less nuts. Shadow is a gun-toting Ax-Crazy sociopathic murderer who wants Sonic dead, Knuckles likes shooting dwarfs, Amy is a Genki Girl, and Tails is implied to have a history of mental instability. Sonic is the closest thing to the Only Sane Man but goes a little nuts in the first short when he realises Shadow wants to kill him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Shadow's past - which is completely different from his origins in Sonic Adventure 2.
  • Depraved Dwarf: Pablo, a Mexican midget who lives in the floor of the Mexican hotel room which the heroes stay in, but is actually a slave. He becomes quite aggressive in Sonic Uncut 3.
  • Destination Defenestration: Tails can be heard being thrown out of a window in Sonic Uncut 3.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Shadow mentions how a bellboy scratched his suitcase whilst on holiday, so Shadow snapped his neck and hid his body.
    • Then we have Shadow's rather violent Roaring Rampage of Revenge against his childhood bullies, stabbing them to death with a pencil and rocks, threw their bodies off a rooftop, and staked their heads to show off his newfound power.
  • Emo Teen: Tails declares to Sonic he's going to be a jerk, wearing a black t-shirt, and threatening to get his nose pierced and buy a motorcycle.
  • Extended Disarming: Shadow at the airport. He shoots the guy offscreen.
  • Fish out of Water: Sonic seems fascinated by the little gadgets on the airplane.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Amy tries to speak Spanish to the annoyed hotel manager.
  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: Shadow mentions while explaining his Dark and Troubled Past to Cream that he would eat ice cream while watching TV as a way of dealing with bullying.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Eggman has apparently taken one since he's nice enough to give Sonic a free vacation to Mexico, all expenses paid.
  • Hell Hotel: The Mexican hotel is quite fancy but has a poorly dressed manager, and there's a dwarf living in the floor as a slave.
  • Inner Monologue: Sonic does this throughout most of the first short.
  • Intoxication Ensues: In Sonic Uncut 2, Tails gets drunk and makes a criminal deal with a shady gangster, and Shadow gets stoned on a cigarette.
  • Jerkass: Sonic seems to be this at times. He verbally insults Tails, and leaves Shadow to get beaten up by an angry airport guard in Sonic Uncut 2.
    • Knuckles acts like this to Pablo.
    • Shadow is also a bit of a jerk at times.
  • Ladder Physics: Sonic falls off a ladder thanks to Shadow's botched assassination attempt.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Most notably the romantic pairings in the games, the Chao, and Shadow's violence.
  • Magnificent Moustaches of Mexico: Several are seen.
  • Make-Out Kids: Everyone in the third short start making out and poor Tails just wants a place for some peace and quiet, the ending implying he may have to protect his beloved bi-plane from a horny Shadow and Maria.
  • Metal Detector Checkpoint: The airport security scene in Sonic Uncut 2. Sonic manages to bamboozle the checkpoint guard by holding up a power ring (from the games), but Shadow drops a heap of weapons in front of the guard and is promptly beaten up offscreen.
  • Mood Whiplash: The talk between Cream and Shadow. First, Shadow explains his tragic childhood, only to reveal how he got bloody vengeance on his tormentors, and then cutting back to a more somber atmosphere where he and Cream bond. Only for Sonic to call Shadow down to try out Tails' racing cars and Shadow runs off, leaving a confused Cream behind.
  • Mythology Gag: Sonic is stopped at a metal detector in the airport, and pulls out a Power Ring.
    • Sonic and Metal Sonic race one another in sports cars - a possible nod to Sonic Drift.
  • Overreacting Airport Security: Oh boy, yeah. Tails and Shadow suffer a lot. Although given the assload of weapons Shadow dropped, his beating wasn't as much of an overreaction.
  • The Rival: Metal Sonic to Sonic.
  • Room Full of Crazy: With Sonic going crazy, and Shadow wanting to kill him, and Tails acting like an emo, Knuckles is the only character in the first short to get out sane.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Shadow leaps out a window at the end of Sonic Uncut 2, apparently having participated in the Vietnam War and is terrified of a reprisal when someone knocks on the hotel room door.
  • South of the Border: All the characters in Mexico are stereotypes. It is lampshaded by the hotel manager who calls the heroes "racist American bastards."
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  • Super Window Jump: Shadow leaps out of a window at the end of Sonic Uncut 2.
  • Vacation Episode: Sonic Uncut 2.
  • Web Animation: Made in 2004 during the early years of Newgrounds.


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