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I never thought that something so wrong could feel so right.
I never thought that something so right could feel so wrong.
Arc Words of the story

Where Was My Hero...?note  (originally meant to be "Miles (Tails) Prower - Where Was My Hero When I Needed Him...?") is a Sonic What If? story about what would have happened if Tails hadn't met Sonic and grown up without him.

As the story shows, things go From Bad to Worse.

The author is a retired YouTuber artist MercyBhk (A.K.A. AmyRoseDiamonds). It was published on December 31, 2018, and got its Official Dubbed version on June 27, 2019. It's a Tragedy/Drama with some shades of Action-Adventure and it's published as a YouTube video comprised of fan comic drawings that she posted on DeviantArt. A sequel focused on SonAmy was released, and a two-part Interquel was in development, with the first part being uploaded in August 3th 2021. However, Mercy took down her accounts and retired shortly afterwards for unknown reasons, in January 2022.

However, the Interquel's first part as well as the SonAmy continuations and the official dubbed version have managed to survive the shutdown. You can watch the original dubbed version here, Part 1 of the Interquel here, the SonAmy continuation here.note  and the latter Time Of The Month Son Amy short.

Do not be confused with the Tails being Nine from Sonic Prime as they both are similar, yet different on a new level.

But an unrelated fan-made Spiritual Successor "Who do you want to be?" comic. That features Nine facing off against alternative versions of himself, Miles appears there too as a character, and also the one who is on the cover of the comic, towering over behind him. That can be watched here.

Also check out Sonic Epilogue for an inversed version of the tale, The Tails Ghost for a Heroic Sacrifice version.

"Where Was My Hero...?" and its Interquels that contain examples of:

  • Adaptation Deviation:
    • Some moments in the original version are omitted in the official dub. Here are a few examples.
      • Gratuitous Japanese moment, where instead of Amy saying "Good luck Sonic-Kun", she omits the last word, being just "Good luck Sonic."
      • When Bullies kill Miles' bird. They skip over some words, like "It was just a bird." that originally set off Miles to kill them, now is completely skipped over by the words of "Stop crying" and "Shut up."
      • One Scene, Two Monologues: During Miles' struggles in his village, it shows how both him Young and Villain Miles, talking. Young Miles begs them to not destroy his inventions, while Villain Miles reveals that they do this to him everyday, and he is sick of it.
      • During the Good-Times Montage with the bird, both Young Miles and Villain Miles talk at the same time, that they admitted having had fun with it, until one day, it happened.
      • Some words with typos are instead said correctly by the characters.
      • Sonic, instead of waiting for Miles to finish his monologue in the comic, he interupts him mid-way, seemingly pissed because of the way he was thinking of himself as a some sort of hero.
    • Two moments gets added up to the Interquel.
      • After Miles goes to burn down his Hated Hometown, it shows a 2 Hours Later time card, that skips over the Arc Words, to the last thing he said before the Time Skip happened.
      • Instead of Miles meeting Sonic two days later after the accident, he instead walks on foot for two days, until he finds shelter from the heavy rain where he meets Cream and spends the rest of his days there with her.
  • Adaptational Expansion: The Interquel released after the original comic shows what happened between the burning of Miles' village and his final showdown with Sonic, which was only alluded to in a few paragraphs in the original.
  • Adults Are Useless: More like, The Village's people were useless, they didn't do anything when Miles was taking quite a beating from his bullies.
  • Air-Vent Passageway: When Miles climbs on top of the robot, he notices an air duct that he opens and enters into the inside of a robot. From there, he notices the easily placed Off and On switches that he can trigger in order to halt the big robot's movement, lampshadingly calling it a Zero-Effort Boss.
  • Alternate Universe: Early in the video, a narrator, who is also the creator of the comic, presents the events of this story as part of the Sonic series' Multiverse Theory cosmology.
  • Ambiguous Situation: What happens with Miles, after two Time Skips, is never explained, except in one part of an Interquel, along with the end of Miles' fight with Sonic. As Miles' robots are shut down, maybe the buses would have been called back to rebuild the once fallen city, but Sonic's Heroic BSoD moment would be hard to explain to others...
  • Angst: There is so much of it in the Original, that the unprepared viewer would definitely not leave without crying buckets of tears.
  • Arc Words: Mirroring sentences are used to characterize the hero and villain of this story; "I never thought that something so wrong/right could feel so right/wrong." The first time it's spoken by Miles as he burns down his Hated Hometown, the second time it's spoken by Sonic as he mourns Miles's death.
  • Art Shift: The artwork in the Interquel is a bit more detailed and smoother than the artwork in the original story. Comparison between Original and Interquel.
  • Attack on One Is an Attack on All: During Cream's speech about "The Freedom Fighters", she mentions that when the world is in big danger, everyone from all around the world. Comes together to stop the main threat.
  • Attack on the Heart: Sonic strikes at Miles' chest around his heart area by using Miles' own tendrils. Miles then dies as a result.
    • Artistic Licence – Anatomy: Sometimes striking at the heart area leads to an instant death, but there are cases where the body can last for at least 3 minutes without the heart pumping the blood. Miles doesn't die instantly, and can still communicate with Sonic and can even extend his hand up, but he only has strength to move his head around, and when his time is about to run out, he weakfully manages to say his last words to Sonic, before dying.
  • Attack the Tail: Sonic grabs Miles by his tails, to then quickly run up to get some momentum behind his throw, and launches him with his tails into a wall.
  • Badass Creed: Miles makes one in the Interquel: After killing his bullies and burning down his Village. In it, he swears to remove all evil trash from nature, and let those who adore him live, as they will love him for turning the world into heaven.
    Miles: I'm just a Traveler who punishes bad people
  • Batman Gambit: Miles' threat of destructing the city on timer. Works as expected, as Miles wants to see Sonic, who arrives there to stop him.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: In the Interquel: Miles claims that he will punish all of the bad people all over the world in his Badass Creed . However, in the original story, he becomes the very villain that he was originally opposed to.
  • Because Destiny Says So: The Word Of God says that Miles is destined to meet Sonic either way, no matter how much is being delayed.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Miles' bullies unintentionally kill his bird pet, then they try to make Miles get over it, as "It was just a bird" to them. This sends Miles into an Unstoppable Rage as he proceeds to kill them both with their Metal Pipe
      Miles: This was the first time...I acted out of my feelings...
    • Try to say that you feel like some sort of hero, while actively slaughtering everyone on sight along with them being children, towards Sonic? You will get one hell of a Shut Up, Hannibal! moment from him.
    • When Sonic says to Knuckles that he wants to face Miles alone, Knuckles will explode in anger, as he says that is Suicide Mission, and will jokingly threaten him that if he does go, he will kill him himself rather than let Miles do it.
    • Try to say bad things about Egg-Man's machines behind his back? He will get mad.
      Eggman: Sonic! You dare!
  • "Better if Not Born" Plot: Genius like Miles, realizes that if it would be better to stop right now, before he completely destroyed everyone, so he thinks of a plan to end it once and for all.
  • Beyond Redemption: After Miles burns down his village and spent the rest of his life terrorizing and killing many people, Sonic tries to reason with him, but sees that Miles is beyond help. This leads to Sonic being forced to kill Miles in the final fight.
  • Big Damn Hero: In the Interquel: Sonic manages to arrive Just in Time, to save every Villager that has fallen into the victim of Miles' arson, he however thinks otherwise, as he noticed the already two collapsed buildings... Then in the reports, it's revealed that Miles Prower, and Tenebris brothers, were the only ones that went missing, so technically no one was killed in the fire.
  • Big Entrance: In the Interquel: Egg-Man's big tall robot that arrives out of nowhere behind Miles' back, who almost crushes him "Like a bug." As he turns to it in horror of a such huge robotic beast in his sight.
    Miles: Huge....
  • Big "WHAT?!": In the Interquel, when Miles is in airborne position with Cream carrying him when they first meet Sonic. Sonic says that he has to go and he then gets dropped off by Cream. As soon as he hits the ground, Sonic quickly blasts away with his super speed, which leaves Miles with Wide Eyes and Shrunken Irises. Miles then yells out a big "WHAT!?" as Cream starts asking him about why he reacted that way.
  • Bleed 'Em and Weep:
  • Blood from the Mouth:
    • When Sonic stabs Miles with one of his tendrils, Miles' mouth starts leaking out blood and he ends up dying from the wound.
    • Sonic, after being rammed through columns by Miles, will have some blood dripping from his mouth.
  • Boom, Headshot!: What is implied that Miles have done with Egg-Man.
    Sonic: Egg-Man?
  • Born Unlucky: Miles, and his two mutated tails appearence, without friends or family, stumbling on the stone and breaking his nose, and suffering heavy bullying in his life.
  • Broken Ace: Sonic, Miles' actions truly shook him to the core, that even he doubts himself of the ability that he can take him on and save the world.
  • Broken Bird: Miles becomes this after his own pet bird was killed by the bullies. When he meets up with Cream later on in the story, he doesn't talk to her for a while due to still being traumatized by the death of his bird.
  • Broken Hero: Miles, in the Interquel: Despite the previous deeds, when he sees Cream in that cave, he doesn't pull any bad tricks towards her, and still acts pretty nice, and her gift of providing him tools manages to win him over for her.
  • Broken Smile: Miles displays this while he was still living in his village.
  • Broken Tears: Miles cries when the bullies smash his device along with his pet bird. Then it gets turned into Berserker Tears, as he retaliates back.
  • Bullied into Depression: Miles gets bullied into the shape of a Extreme Door Mat.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Not suggested to do with Miles. As his Bullies have later found out the hard way.
  • Bully Magnet: Miles, he couldn't catch a break....for whole 2 years.
  • Burn Baby Burn: Also counts as Destroy the Abusive Home when Miles burns down the village.
  • Bus Full of Innocents: Knuckles mentions about the amounts of buses they have, that they will use to escort everyone out of the city with.
  • Butterfly of Doom: What starts the Disaster Dominoes is Tails tripping on a stone that happened to be there, causing him to miss seeing Sonic. When even a small stone is capable of making the world be FUBAR, you know the butterfly effect sucks.
  • Butt-Monkey: Miles is shown to be this, as the whole village teases him for having an mutation of both of his tails. Until they get burned alight by what's coming...
  • Byronic Hero: Miles(?). (Although kinda far fetched...)
  • Came Back with a Vengeance: Miles doesn't just comes back with a vengence. He comes back with a freaking army.
  • Can't Catch Up: In the Interquel: Miles' placement during Egg-Man's assault, feels so out place, as even Cream thinks of him as a burden and that it was a bad idea to bring him along. He does prove helpful in disabling Egg-Man's robot.
  • Cardboard Prison: Sonic says this about Egg-Man, and how he can't be held up in prison for a longer period of time. Miles later on escapes from it as well.
    Sonic: He is not the one that can be held up for too long.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Miles' signature of his two big fox ears, placed or built into an device made by him, especially his flying Mecha transport, and his factory building.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Not to be confused with a literal wooden stick that some may have overseen. Miles' first weapon, was a burrowed Metal Pipe that Bullies used to destroy his inventions for so long. Now is use has developed into a Murder Self-Defense one. But while Miles escapes from the fire he set up, he leaves it behind.
  • Caught in the Rain: Both Miles and Cream end up being caught in the rain, that force both of them to take shelter in the cave. Cream doesn't notice Miles at first, and gets scared at first, but realizes that what she saw was just a boy. And tries to apologizes to Miles, who is still acting silent and doesn't respond to her.
  • Caught Monologuing: While Miles expresses his boredom to Sonic. He interrupts him mid-way by slamming his head against the floor.
    Miles: I'm really...
    Miles: Getting....
    Miles: [Gets grabbed by his head] ("bored?")
  • Chewing the Scenery: Miles screams on top of his lungs when his pet bird gets killed by the Gang of Bullies, he then fells into agonized crying state, but Gang of Bullies don't seem shocked in slightest, only complaining how it got them all splashed with it's blood. Then as they try to gaslight Miles into thinking that "It was just a stupid bird.", he quickly snaps out of his crying state, grabs their dropped weapon, and beats them both to death while shouting disaprovely at their comment.
  • Civilization Destroyer: If Miles can bring down the whole City to his knees, then what stops him from destroying the whole planet?
  • Combat Tentacles: Miles' weapon of choice when he's fighting Sonic in the final fight. The tentacles come out of his back and he uses the tentacles to move around and stab things with. His tentacles are also strong enough to lift Sonic off the ground and through him around with such force, that they can through said target through stone columns.
  • Confused Question Mark: Used whenever any of the characters are confused by a situation.
  • Cornered Rattlesnake: Although Miles seem to look psychologically and physically weak compared to his bullies, he catches them off-guard when he proceeds to charge at them to beat them both with their dropped metal pipe, he declares to them, that the Bird they have slaughtered was his only family to him, which makes them both scream in horror and surprise, that would only mean their end in either death or injury. You know what they say. A cornered fox… is more dangerous.. than a jackal...
  • Corrupted Character Copy: Miles is a whole different character than Tails, being his dark grumpy side that drives him forward. Unlike Tails, he has faded red shoes, and leather gloves.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Sonic comes to this conclusion way too late, after he is through with Miles, realizing that if he would have been there earlier for him, all of this would have not happen in the first place.
  • Crapsack World: The entirety of this version of the Sonic the Hedgehog universe is terrible for all of the characters involved. First, Miles was relentlessly bullied in his village and no one would help him out of that situation. And then after Miles becomes a villain, the whole world is in disarray as many innocent people are killed off.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Sonic sends Miles away into a prison after he killed Egg-Man, it didn't reform Miles, on the other hand he got hardened with hatred to the planet.
  • Creepy Shadowed Undereyes: Miles starts developing these as the story progresses which is first shown in the scene where he adopts a bird and it becomes worse when he's a teenager.
  • Critical Hesitation Blunder: When Miles and Sonic fight against each other, there was a moment where Miles nearly stabs Sonic with his tendrils, but he suddenly stops with his attack. This gives Sonic time to grab Miles' tendril and stab him in the chest.
  • Cunning Like a Fox:
    *Cough* I'm Tails, Tails The Fox. The one and only mutated genius fox that you can find on Mobius.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Sonic tries his best to attack Miles, but his attacks never seem to connect with him at least once, as Miles proceeds to toy with him by ramming him through the columns, as he gives him many chances to get up and tells him to continue fighting with him, as he is getting bored with this. But as he says it, he gets distracted and gets his head slammed against the floor by Sonic. And he finally lands a hit, that he proceeds to launch him against the wall afterwards. It makes a big hole behind it, that Miles emerges out of, where both start to stare at each other, they then both launch themselves towards one another in the air, as Miles sees that Sonic grabs his tendril, he volunterily stops his tendril from piercing him from behind, and thus letting Sonic grabbing him by his throat, and impaling him with extreme prejudice with his own tendril.
  • Cut Himself Shaving: No one out of the cast, raises questions about Miles' shaved tails, implied to mostly chalking it up to him being accidental. In reality it was Self-Harm.
  • Cut Short: The Interquel was supposed to feature a final second part, that would show how Sonic lost his right eye, how Miles loses his friends, how Miles killed Egg-Man, and a new villain that would have been reborn after Miles' death. But, the series was abruptly canceled, and those questions are left unresolved.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The true catalyst of Miles' evil arc, of a character, was because of Sonic that put him away into a prison, if only he could have found the right words to say to him, rather than saying that he is "Nothing."
  • Darker and Edgier: Oh, so much... Although considering that this story is an Alternate Universe where Miles becomes the villain due to not meeting Sonic much earlier in this universe.
  • Dead-Hand Shot: Egg-Man's death shows only his bloody hand on the screen.
  • Death by Origin Story: Miles's bird pet's death, was the reason that made him cross the line.
  • Death Glare: Intentional or not, Miles seem to have this intimidation energy, even in his Interquel, as he spooks Cream with that stare.
  • Death Is Dramatic: Miles' death is Played For Drama.
  • Death Is the Only Option: What Miles does at the end, to presumebly stop himself from ruining the planet further and avoiding the possibile imprisonment, in a form of Suicide by Cop
  • Death Seeker: Ultimately, Miles decides to spare the city, (but while the countdown is still going, the robots are still operational and are killing people in the background) and he bluffs that when the countdown reaches zero, the city will be destroyed. This was made so that Sonic could be summoned to take him out and put him out of his misery. The reason why he came to this conclusion is not mentioned, perhaps he got tired of being Villain Protagonist, or maybe his Black Bug Room thoughts have finally caught to him, that made him The Insomniac, along with the visions of previous traumatic experiences that come to haunt him at night.
  • Death's Hourglass: What Miles claims to be the actual purpose of his countdown, it doesn't countdown the destruction of the city, it counts down his death.
  • Death Wail: Miles screams one out when his Living Emotional Crutch bird gets smashed to death along with his invention, by a Gang of Bullies.
  • Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit: Leo Tenebris. The bully that Miles killed along side his brother Bates, was thought to be the one who set the village on fire in the Interquel, maybe Miles made it that way so that the fire first started in the Tenebris' house, To throw the suspicion that it was him.
  • Deconstruction: Happens to Miles's ways of Pay Evil unto Evil methods, where Sonic chastises him for it, so far that he sends him to prison for his actions.
  • Deducing the Secret Identity: Implied, to what would have happened to Miles, as once everyone finds out his true name, they don't call him "Tails" anymore.
  • Deep Breath Reveals Tension: In the Interquel: Sonic performs two deep breaths throughout, before he gets stuff settled.
  • Defrosting Ice King: Cream does successfully with Miles, as he doesn't respond to her. Acting polite enough with him in his company, made him go out in the rain to pick up some resources for an makeshift umbrella for her, then as she gives him her knife, and gets an umbrella in return, she leaves the cave and hopes to meet with him again. She returns back and brings more supplies to him, still hiding who he is, he at first tries to deny this aid, but seeing that she have also brought a toolbox with her, he reconsiders it, and reveals that his name is "Tails." Then after she tells him where she is from and the group of Freedom Fighters, "Tails" suggests her to help him with the shelter since she came here to help, she accepts the offer, and they get treated to Good-Times Montage paired with A-Team Montage of them building the shelter, as he is no longer acting that cold when he meet her anymore.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: The comics hardly feature if any colour. Blood seem to be an exception to that.
    • Sometimes is just shows the white outlines.
  • Demoted to Extra: Miles in the Son Amy Interquels, appears once as The Cameo, who will hold an Rabbit Cup in his hand. Then will sound annoyed while looking through the monitored camera in his robot that gets destroyed by Sonic. With Shadow using Sonic as a Living Projectile, that threw him really hard at it.
    Miles: They are joking around, I guess...Idiots...
  • Desolation Shot: In the Interquel: When Miles is hanging on a ladder, he looks into the abandoned buildings of the city, as Sun starts shining in his eyes, he starts to climb it up more.
  • Despair Event Horizon : Miles crosses it at the same time with Rage Breaking Point when his pet bird dies, this is by the way the culmination of years of loneliness and emotional abuse.
  • Desperately Craves Affection: After burning down his village in the Interquel, he thinks that in his Pay Evil unto Evil Badass Creed, people will love him for removing bad people from the world. The original comes down as this after Sonic responds with Miles's talk about how it would have been, with him becoming part of his family rather than a sidekick, that completely makes Miles break down crying.
    Miles: They all gonna love me for turning this world...Into heaven...
  • Destructive Saviour: Miles claims himself to be this, as he thinks that he will turn the world into heaven.
  • Did You Think I Can't Feel?: When Sonic said that Miles would have became part of his family, he was not looking in Miles' expression at that moment, but once he realized that Miles went quiet, he glances back at him, and in surprise seemingly sees that Miles started crying from it. As he probably thought that he was The Heartless all this time.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Miles, is cradled by Sonic when he dies. He never thought that losing him could feel so right, yet so wrong...
  • Dies Wide Open: One of the bullies in the Interquel, dies while their eyes are still open.
  • Dissonant Serenity: When Miles gets mortally striked by Sonic. They both act calm towards each other, despite the fact that just moments ago, Sonic stabbed him through his chest, that would later result in his death. It might be implied that both Miles and Sonic were Conditioned to Accept Horror due to the things they seen in their war, and such horrific sights doesn't scare them anymore.
  • Does Not Know How to Say "Thanks":
    • Averted in the Interquel: As when Miles asks Cream for her pocket knife, when she hands him over it, he thanks her for that. And as a result, makes an makeshift umbrella for her.
    • Averted in the original, too: in his final moments, Miles thanks Sonic for being willing to accept him as part of his family rather than a sidekick.
      Miles: T-thank you...
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: A retroactive case— Miles' backstory is frighteningly similar to that of Nine from Sonic Prime, which came out after both the original story and its Interquel. The biggest difference, of course, is that Nine is nowhere near as violent and sadistic. Both of them even have cybernetic limbs installed on their backs— Miles has spider legs while Nine has seven extra tails.
    • And also, in the game Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the game in which Miles originally first meant to appear chronologically.), it was planned to feature the level Genocide City then it got renamed to Cyber City and finally it got scrapped completely, as Miles basically transforms the whole city in the Original, as his own version of Genocide City.
  • The Don: Miles gets asked by one of his robotic robots, if they should apprehend Sonic now or not? Instead it issues him an order to stand down, and let Sonic face him.
  • Doomed Hometown: Subverted, Miles burns it down himself.
  • Doomed Protagonist: Miles in the Prequel series, is destined to be killed by Sonic in the end of the Original comic.
  • Downer Beginning: In the Interquel: The story starts out with Miles's murder of the bullies.
  • Dramatic Drop: The Interquel: shows Miles dropping his metal pipe in horror of what he has done...
  • Dramatic Irony:
  • Dramatic Sit-Down: In the Interquel: Miles after realizing the weight of the situation, accidently falls flat on on the ground, before laying down completely to an Troubled Fetal Position.
  • Dream-Crushing Handicap: Miles has his tails shaven off, which makes him unable to fly, as he notices a bird in the bushes, he also notes on how it also lost its ability to fly... Then he regrows his fur when he becomes a Villain, and can now even fly to Sonic.
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: Miles gets those at some points in the story, where he will look tired and repressed.
    • In the Interquel: While in airborne position with Sonic, he will have that Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes expression on him, when Sonic starts talking with Cream about bringing Tails with her.
  • Driven to Villainy: First Miles's homicide, then arson, and then his murder of Egg-Man in front of Sonic, which he got sent into a prison for, and that is how it truly begun for him.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Miles is implied to kill Egg-Man very abruptly, that even Sonic doesn't fully register his death at first, trying to call out desperately his name. Then Anguished Outburst happens between Sonic and Miles where Miles ends being sent to the prison for.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: When Miles kills Egg-Man in an attempt to show how cool he can be, he gets sent to prison with Sonic's hurtful words being that he is "Nothing." and when Egg-Man gets brought up, it results in Miles yelling at Sonic that he did what he had to and so he should be thankful.
    Miles: I did that what you would never do, you have one problem less so be thankful!
  • Due to the Dead: In the Interquel: After Miles's Heroic BSoD state, it will cut to a Funeral Cut where he buries his dead bird pet into a small hole, when he acknowledges Bullies's death bodies, he doesn't even want to bury them, as he doesn't see them deserving such treatment.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: Miles, after being bullied for 2 years straight, it makes you curtaintly less optimistic about anything in general.
  • Dying Alone: Subverted, Miles dies in Sonic's company, after the timer reaches 00:00. He also gets cradled by him when the life dims out of him.
  • Ear Notch: Sonic loses one part of his right ear.
  • Easily Forgiven: Sonic forgives Miles after seeing his tearful broken expression in his face, despite all that he did to him and the planet Mobius, he never would forgive himself for not being there when he needed him the most.
  • The Eeyore: Miles' life, has seemingly sucked out all of his optimism out, and left him with pessimism styled look that would have made him leave his village in hopes of looking for a better place, the Living Emotional Crutch returns it back briefly and he averts going away just yet. And then he loses it, when his bird pet got crushed underneath a metal pipe at the hands of a Gang of Bullies, he kills them, sets his own village on fire, and makes up an Badass Creed on the spot that he thinks of following through with.
    • Gleeful and Grumpy Pairing: And then he spots Cream in the cave, to which he reacts coldly and disinterested at first, but gets warmed up to her in a few days of helpful interactions with her.
  • Empty Eyes: During Miles' Living Emotional Crutch death, Miles gets this along with his blue eyes.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: The Miles' actions are so catastrophic, that Knuckles discusses with Sonic on how they are gonna escort all of the citizens out of the burning to the ground city using limited amounts of buses, because of an active city destruction threat being already known to them. Miles has also expressed that he does wants the end of the world, or destruction of a planet, so he kinda got what he wanted.
  • Enfant Terrible: Inverted at first, but his Start of Darkness happens when he's ten, meaning that Miles was only a child when he saw those two bullies kill his only bird pet in front of him, that made him become a mass murderer and burn down his own village.
    • Unknown for how long or when? But he also gets sented to prison at a presumebly young age.
  • Engrish: Unsurprising (according to her now inactive DeviantArt, Mercy lived in Germany), albeit it's usually limited to a few typos; the official dubs correct these.
  • Epic Fail:
    • While Sonic tries to get away from a Killer Robot, he falls down a slope and tries to jump onto an incoming metal rail, he misses it completely as he even lampshades this moment.
      Sonic: Fail!
    • When Sonic tries to punch Miles, while angrily shouting at him, which makes Miles predict his attack, and easily dodge it, that makes Sonic silently plunder this moment for a while.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Miles, when he decides to Grow A Spine by avenging his pet bird's death, with a murder of his aggressors that he killed with their own metal pipe.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • At first Miles has this trait because of his Badass Creed, but in the end he ditches it entirely, and decides to Destroy Everything In Sight. And by everything, he really does mean EVERYTHING.
    • Miles' Bullies, although they don't go far enough so that Miles is hurt physically, they are just there to antagonize him mentally, and they never cross the line of trying to kill him. But they slipped up and Accidently Killed Miles' Bird Pet, which they decide to shrug off as it was "Just a bird" to them. They don't even try to hurt Miles after they realized their mistake, but they continue to antagonize him more, until Miles reaches his Rage Breaking Point, and kills them.
    • Egg-Man just wants to Take Over the World, where Sonic is there to stop him and tell him that is only in his dreams of achieving that said goal. But he does get some citizens hurt in cross-fire, as one of the citizens is shown to be trying to carry out an knocked out bleeding person on his back, but gets saved Just in Time by Sonic when the falling debris almost falls on him.
  • Everything Explodes Ending: Averted, Miles doesn't want the destruction of the city, he wants Sonic to put him of his misery in the final fight, the countdown that was supposed to destroy the city when it reaches 0, instead disables every robot that Miles made.
  • Evil Desires Innocence: The very first person that Miles meets after his homicide and arson in the Interquel, is an innocent Cream The Rabbit, who she claims to be living with her own mother in the village, at first Miles doesn't react, but after seeing the tool in her hands, he instantly thought of something to create specifically for her. Is unknown whenever they would have actually developed feelings for each other, since in the Original is not shown, but the creator of the comic did shipped them both before, so is mostly likely than yes.
  • Eviler than Thou: Miles ended up being even worse than Egg-Man. In fact, when he witnessed him and Sonic fighting, Miles decided to kill the doctor in an effort to help Sonic. But being rejected only proceeded to make him more and more psychotic as he brought out more destruction to the world around him.
  • Evil Feels Good: After Miles sets his village on fire, he starts to think that something this wrong...feels so right to him...
  • Evil Genius: With Miles's murderous robots, his Electronic Eyes along with augmented vision that may predict Sonic's movement, and his deadly robotic spider legs coming out from his spine, which makes the line "Grow a spine" being literal.
  • Evil Laugh: Also fitted for Laughing Mad, as Miles does his first Evil Laugh in the Interquel.
  • Evil Reactionary: Miles sets himself a goal of punishing all of the bad people around the world. Seeing how he later one gets spider tendrils embedded into his spine, implied that he hunted them down like a spider predator in his prey, building robots while waiting for a prey to be trapped in it's webs...
  • Exact Time to Failure: The countdown that is shown on the electric clock, once it reaches 0. The whole city is supposed to detonate. But instead it just disables Miles' robots. And it happens conveniently as Miles dies, making it a personal time for his own dreaded failure.
  • Exhausted Eye Bags: Miles wears those all the time after his first Time Skip of two years, is also speculated that he can't get quite enough sleep.
  • Exposition Already Covered: In the Interquel: While Miles is trying to say that invasion of Egg-Man's robots on the City it's- He gets cut off as Cream finishes it herself by saying that "It's Crazy".
  • Eye Scream: Sonic loses an eye to Miles in this timeline and the one responsible for it jokingly threatens to take the other one.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When Sonic intercepts Miles's tendril, Miles looks up with the satisfaction in his eyes, it might be implied that he was looking at the timer rather than his enemy, and when Sonic Impales Him With Extreme Prejudice. He then talks to Sonic for the very last time in his life...
  • Fantastic Racism: Miles experiences this himself, as villagers that walk by him seem disgusted with his genius, but most importantly. The appearance of his both mutated tails sticking out of his bottom..
  • Faux Affably Evil: Also counts as a Baddie Flattery. When Sonic assaults through Miles's robots, he will find Miles sitting on his throne and greeting him politely.
  • Final Battle: Happens between Miles and Sonic.
    "Miles: Sonic, nice to see you again, You are trying to save the whole world again...But was it really a good idea...To come directly to me?"
  • First-Name Basis: Sonic refers to Tails as Miles, instead of using his nickname. But he still utters his nickname at the end...seemingly remembering it as something important.
  • Fist of Rage: In the Interquel: When Sonic finishes saving every villager that was a victim of Miles's arson, he finds out that two houses collapsed way before he arrived, frustrated, he clenches his fist in anger, as he blames himself for not arriving sooner to save those presumed people in two houses...
  • Flipping the Bird: Shadow flips Sonic off when he is being chewed by him.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Interquel series, Miles is already destined to die as shown in the Original, along with Doctor Egg-Man.
  • Foreshadowing: Implied.
    • Sonic will mention about the non-working alarm system, that should be already working so that the citizens would not be caught in Egg-Man's cross fire. Guess who can fix the so called alarm system?
    • Also counts as Flat "What". When Miles asks Sonic on why he doesn't catch up with Egg-Man to try and put him away into a prison, he responds that he is not the type who can be holded on for too long. When he says those words, Miles just responds with a Flat "What". Then if you remember in the original comic, Miles was also not the one who could be hold in a prison for a much longer time, as he breaks out of it.
  • Foul Fox: Miles unfortunately ends up becoming one, what with the whole "destroying his village, killing Egg-Man and programming his robots to kill non-combatants" schtick.
  • Freak Out: Miles experiences this when the Bullies smash his work and his only family right in front of him, he is a completely different person after that.
  • Freudian Excuse: The cruelty that Miles suffered from the village, made him this way.
  • Friendless Background: Miles has no friends, as none of them appear to support him during his Darkest Hour, expect the Bird that he found. Then in the Interquel, he gets Cream as his friend.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: This is the road that Miles walks on to. He also gets called a literal Nobody by Sonic.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Egg-Man, during the assault of the city, will announce to Sonic his new construction style with an Acronym "MDTB," which stands for "More Damage Than Before."
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Miles was obsessed with his inventions and his will to create things that would have changed the world. If only his bullies didn't keep up with smashing his inventions for 2 years.
  • Gang of Bullies: Brother Duo of Miles' Bullies, the names of which are Leo Tenebris and Bates Tenebris. They are Hate Sink characters who lack any backstory or redeeming qualities, they are solely exist just to ruin Miles' life and motivation. They are also serve as the very first victims that die by Miles' hand.
  • Gasp!: Although not exactly a gasp, but an Eeeek moment, happens between Miles and Cream. When he wakes up, to see her already in the cave, awaiting when he wakes up. It puts him off-guard slightely.
    Tails: Eeeek!
  • Genocide Backfire: In Miles's goal of destroying the planet Mobius, the survivors of his crusade gather around in the tents outside the city, with makeshift kitchen to top it all off, in the threats of destroying the city completely, Sonic rushes to stop him once and for all, which results in his death. The outcome that he always wanted.
  • The Ghost: Espio, he is only mentioned by Knuckles.
  • Given Name Reveal: The Interquel reveals Miles's bullies' names in one of Amy's reports, their names were "Bates Tenebris" and "Leo Tenebris." They were both brothers.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Miles gets those briefly when the bullies kill his pet right in front of him. Then he kills them back for it.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Sonic wanted to take out Miles and stop his machine from destroying the city, but once he does take him out by gravely embedding him with prejudice, he realizes that he did something so right....yet so wrong.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Miles's bullies didn't intented to kill his bird pet along with his hopes of bringing out an invention that could change the world, they then try to make Miles get over its death, calling it just a stupid bird, and those words were enough to make Miles snap, and beat them to death with their own dropped weapon.
  • Good Powers, Bad People: Miles has a talent for making many things, such his own shelter, an makeshift umbrella, and as he says, the power to rebuild the whole city using Egg-Man's robots, oh and he could probably fix that Emergency Broadcast system that Sonic has mentioned. But... he goes much further than that.
  • Good-Times Montage:
    • In the Original: It appears once when Miles spends his time with his new found bird pet he found outside during the winter.
    • In the Interquel: It appears once, this time both with Miles and Cream. Is also in the form of a A-Team Montage, where Cream helps Miles with setting up his shelter in the cave they both meet up at.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Miles dies smiling, knowing that Sonic would have adopted him as part of his family if things went differently.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: When Egg-Man gets killed in a flashback, it doesn't show his full body or cause of death, as it only shows his bloody hand on the floor with some blood splatter.
    • Tails's bullies' deaths are not shown in the original, but it's implied by the blood splatter that Miles killed them both. The Interquel then averts it, and shows their corpses in the first pages. Confirming their deaths.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: When Sonic leaves the Refugee Camp, Amy looks behind herself and wishes good luck to Sonic, while also adding the word -kun at the end of the sentence.
    Amy: Good Luck Sonic....-kun
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Miles, in the Interquel: As his evil actions are still unknown to others, Egg-Man becomes a Big Bad for the time. While in the Original, Miles becomes much bigger than Egg-Man.
  • The Great Fire: Miles burns down his village, it wasn't really that hard seeing that the houses were practically made out of wood, and were also deep in the forest where the outside help probably won't be able to arrive in order to save them.
  • Great Offscreen War: Miles' warfare along with his robots that shoot everyone regardless of their age.
  • Grew a Spine:
    • In the Interquel: Miles restrains himself from cutting both of his tails, knowing that he is no longer a slave to society, he will not care about how others think who he is.
    • In the Original: Miles grows a spine....literally. By using the spider like legs that are constructed behind his back.
  • Grief Song: The song Sand Dream. That happens during and after Miles dies, making it also an Death Song.
  • Had to Come to Prison to Be a Crook: Miles before coming to prison, tried to play off as a cool genius to Sonic, but then as he gets sent to prison, his opinion on who he truly is, changes.
  • Halfway Plot Switch: The stories are switching in between Miles' and Sonic's.
  • Hated by All: At the start, Miles is hated by the whole village, and at the end, he gets hated by the whole city.
  • Hated Hometown: The origin of where Miles comes from, is his own village. That didn't do anything against his bullying ploblems.
  • Hate Sinks: Miles's Bullies, they even got their own page to show for it.
  • "Have a Nice Day" Smile: Some of the Killer Robots have green smiles on their faces, probably made earlier to have people tell the difference between Miles' robots and Eggman's, by being greeted with their greenish smile around them, but now it just serves as being creepy smiling killing machines.
  • Heal the Cutie: Miles gets a pet bird at his lowest point. It doesn't last very long...
  • The Heartless: Miles' evil side, was born from the negativity getting to him, as any morality he once stood up by in the Interquel, was vanished completely in the Original, as he orders to Kill Everyone On Sight. He also dies as a result of Attack on the Heart at the end.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Miles could have been a huge help for the city, despite his previous deeds. he could have been treated less roughly when he got chastised by Sonic for killing Egg-Man. But sadly after he got putted away into prison, it made him a much worse person than before.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Tails gets a pair of Leather Gloves when he becomes the villain.
  • Hellhole Prison: It's unknown what kind of prison Miles got sent off to, as he is a Bully Magnet, and seeing that it didn't quite reform him either.
  • Here We Go Again!: In the Official Dubbed Version of the Original: Miles says it as he comes back to his village, it seems to start to look like a routine to him.
  • Heroic BSoD:
  • Heroic Heelization Speech:
    Miles: Haha yeah, Eggman... how long it's been... I was the better genius. I must actually be the hero. I will never understand you guys.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: In the Interquel: Sonic, after the arson accident, starts to doubt himself and feels guilt for not arriving sooner to save two people that Amy brings up in her reports, all while he is oblivious to the fact that they were not present there at all.
  • Hero with an F in Good: Miles, despite Two homicides and a burned to the ground village. Became friends with Cream, and promises to rebuild the ruined city with the same robots that assaulted it. He proceeds to remove Egg-Man, for the greater good, and gets sented to prison afterwards.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Miles to Sonic, as when he first sees him, he instantly thinks of how cool he is. In the Interquel, he also does come to this point, untill he kills Egg-Man in act of trying to look cool...Which makes Sonic put him away into a prison, and Miles averting his views on worshipping him
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In the Interquel: Miles sets up his Badass Creed as a Pay Evil unto Evil, who will punish all bad people all over the world. But in the future, he turns into a bad guy himself, and is still unknown if he actully managed to accomplish the goal of "punishing them all."
  • Hidden Eyes: In some shots, some character's eyes are visibly hidden.
  • Holding Hands: Miles holds the tip of Cream's hand, after he instinctively drew his arm away from her when she tried to force him to come with her to see Egg-Man's Assault in action, by grabbing Miles' arm, that unknowingly triggered an Trauma Button reaction that made him instinctively react to, she then apologizes for grabbing him without his permission as she thought that they were close and she was also too excited that she tried to drag him along with her, Miles then extends her hand towards hers, and reassures her "That everything is fine." he grabs her by the tip of her hand and tells her that they should go, being the condition that she won't let him fall down from grasp that would make him plummet to his death, she then replies back that she won't, as they both fly in the direction of an assaulted by Egg-Man city.
  • Homeless Hero: Miles becomes this briefly in the Interquel. After torching his village and his home with it, he escapes in the forest.: Until with the help of Cream he manages to build himself a shelter in the cave they both meeted up.
  • Homemade Inventions: What Miles keeps making up at his home, that could have possibly changed the world for better, or worse...
  • Hope Spot: With a dash of The Woobie. Despite all the bullying that Miles suffers, he spots an injured bird one day and tends to his wounds. Eventually, we see a Good-Times Montage of Miles happily spending time with the bird, who serves as his Living Emotional Crutch. And then that peace is forever destroyed when the pair of bullies accidentally kill it. This finally shatters Miles' psyche, driving him to kill the bullies and to burn down his own village.
  • How About a Smile?: While Miles is being in the Cream's company, he seemingly tries to force himself to smile in her presence, despite of the things he just committed earlier, and still being visibly traumatized.
  • How Is That Even Possible?: In the Interquel: Tails lampshadingly discusses with Cream on "How is this even possible?" (Either on how Sonic is able to run with a super speed that he yelled out a Big "WHAT?!" for earlier. Or on how Egg-Man has managed to invade the city with it's robots.) Then Cream adds in on how she is "Able to fly with her ears while carrying two mobians." As then they both stare into each other as she said that, with Tails agreeing on her "Good Comparison."
  • I Am the Noun:
    Miles: I'M A GODDAMN GENIUS! - A picture that depicts him saying this.
  • I Am What I Am: Implied, that Miles accepted to who he is, both in Interquel and Original.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Paired with Creepy Blue Eyes. Miles' eye colour is blue. Oddly enough, during the beginning of original comic, his eyes are not coloured blue, being completely white. But after seeing his Living Emotional Crutch being killed infront of him, his eyes get coloured to blue for mostly the rest of the comic. As he develops coldness, and lastly, develops sadism to everyone, during his stay in the prison.
    • After he gets mortally wounded, his eyes change to white colour, to symbolize that this is his mortal injury.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Could be summed up as Miles's excuse on why he killed Egg-Man.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: Miles at first tries to leave his Village after two years of Sad-Times Montage, travelling away from it to somewhere further, as he himself doubts if he is ready, he then hears something in the bushes which makes him change his mind. And his life forever.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Miles lacked anyone to support him through his orphan life, while he is stating his Badass Creed, he thinks of people who would love him for making the world a better place, by removing bad people via Murder Is the Best Solution. Once he realizes that it doesn't work, he forgets about being loved by anyone in his prison, but when Sonic brings up that he would have became a part of his family, Miles gets reminded on why he was trying to do this in the first place, and starts to break down crying.
  • I Let You Win: Miles lets Sonic win, in order for him to be killed with his own tendril.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Implied, as in one piece of art. It shows Miles interacting with Cream, saying that he likes rabbits, this makes Cream blush until Miles also brings up that he also likes RABBIT MEAT, with a Slasher Smile expression having saliva dropping from his mouth, which then makes Cream say "Oh hell no."
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Miles dies after Sonic rams the former's own tendril through his chest.
  • Implied Answer:
    • When Miles tries to plead with his Bullies to not destroy his invention, they just both ask him if it looks to them that interesting? While looking at him with Killer Glare in their eyes, as one of them takes a swing at it.
      Leo Tenebris and Bates Tenebris: Do we look interested?
    • When Miles expresses shame, that he never met Sonic earlier, and that maybe if he did, he would have became his Sidekick, to which Sonic at first denies him becoming one to him, unmoved by his answer, while still keeping his The Stoic expression, Miles glances into his direction, while Sonic adds that he would have became part of his family instead. This exchange breaks Miles' stoic image.
  • Improbable Age: Miles is confirmed to be 18 years old in the original comic, (due to the Time Skip of two years ahead. And much more later.) and he is an Evil Genius.
  • Improbable Falling Save: In the Interquel: While Miles and Cream are flying in the air, Cream is being forced to launch Miles upwards away from the deadly laser being fired at them, she then proceeds to catch up with falling Miles, and saves him from plummetting down below, by grabbing him by his leg.
    Cream: Gotcha!
    Miles: Uff...
  • Improvised Umbrella: Miles makes one as an apology gift for giving Cream the silent treatment, and scaring her as well. It's also a really robust umbrella as he says.
  • Improvised Weapon:
    • Miles uses a dropped metal pipe at hand, to Bludgeon his bullies To Death with it.
    • Averted, Miles thinks of using stones as last resort against Egg-Man's robots that surrounded him on the roof, but he doubts it and doesn't think it will work, so instead he thinks of just yelling for help and then.
  • Ineffectual Loner: While Miles' skills on developing, engineering, and tinkering things, that are exceptionally robust as he says. His social skills are nothing to write home about as he is an loner. But Cream appears in the Interquel to seemingly fix this issue.
  • Infernal Background: Miles stands behind the flames of a burning village he made, while finishing his Badass Creed, he also laughs while the fire is in the background.
  • Inner Monologue: The ones that get their attention focused, may get one to get their side of thinking.
  • Internalized Categorism: Miles' bullying has culminated in Miles' self esteem being so low, that he himself starts to hate himself for being born with two tails, symbolizing by the voices in his head.
  • In the Back: Sonic almost dies this way, when Miles was close to embedding him through his back with his tendril, he abruptly stops the offensive, which makes Sonic quickly react and embed Miles with it instead.
  • Intimidation Demonstration: Miles towers over Sonic with his spider like tendrils, as he threatens to kill him this time.
  • Invincible Hero: Averted, Miles manages to land injuries on Sonic, like cutting half of his right ear along with taking his right eye.
  • Ironic Echo: The Arc Words. The first time they're spoken with demented glee by Miles as he burns down his much hated home village , the scond time with deep sorrow by Sonic as he laments how everything unfolded.
    Miles: I never thought that something so wrong could feel so right.
    Sonic: I never thought that something so right could feel so wrong.
    • In the Interquel, Sonic says "Egg-Maaan, that piece of shit!"
      • Then it cuts off back to Tails saying the word "Shit."
    • Similarly, in the scene where Miles crosses the Despair Event Horizon, he mentions that his new invention could change the world. He was right. The device's destruction and the death of his pet bird does indeed change the world. Granted, it changed the world into a hellhole where Miles was an Ax-Crazy Mad Scientist Omnicidal Maniac with a Killer Robot army responsible for the deaths of countless innocents and has cost Sonic far more than Dr. Egg-Man ever has done, but it did massively changed the world.
  • Ironic Nickname: Miles gets his nickname "Tails" after looking at his both Tails's, and also due to an Panic Attack he had earlier, that tried to pressure him to cut them both out. It then kept repeating the word Tails over and over again, refering to him as not Miles but as "Tails". And so he picked it as his alias when Cream probbed him for it. Also as he seems to be presumed dead and is missing, he purposefully does this as a Meaningful Rename to hide the fact that was part of a village that mysteriously went up in flames.
  • I Should Have Been Better: Sonic thinks this to himself. After saving everyone he could during the Arson that Miles set up, he finds out that two houses already collapsed before he got there, as he thinks that it was his fault for not arriving there sooner, he then still feels guilt and frustration as Amy approaches, he asks her straight away to tell him the names of those he failed to save, the ones that Amy obliviously mentions were Miles Prower and Bates Tenebris that were not inside their homes at all, as she with the others thinks that Bates's brother Leo Tenebris were behind it all, then as Amy notices Sonic being quiet after she said that everything with the people that Sonic saved will be fine as they have spare houses for them, she does a You Did Everything You Could speech, and says that even if he did arrived sooner, nothing would have changed, turns out she is right.
    Sonic: If I were a little bit faster then...
    Amy: Then nothing would have changed.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Last scene at the end with Miles and Sonic, Miles will die hearing the fact that he could have became part of his family rather than a Side Kick, he then breaks down crying and thanks Sonic for saying it.
  • It Has Only Just Begun: What Miles says to Sonic, who tries to get some space from Miles' offense.
    Miles: But we only just started!
  • It Is Beyond Saving: Implied to be the conclusion that Miles comes about Planet Mobius, as he thinks on destroying this "Unfair Planet." He gets better, and decides to just die off at the hands of Sonic.
  • It's All Junk: After Miles kills his bullies. He then picks up his dropped bloody metal pipe, and makes his way to the village. (Probably in case he has to defend himself, since he literally still was bloody from head to toe) and then after he torches it, while trying to walk away from the carnage, Miles drops his metal pipe on the ground, after feeling dizzy, he then proceeds to vomit away into an bush, and decides to wash off his bloody appearance as he gets ready for the next part of his plan. The metal pipe he dropped is never seen, as it's implied that he left it behind or forgot about it, seemingly unimportant as he never put it to good use when torching the village.
  • It's Personal: Miles's bullies made a critical mistake of killing his only bird pet, their murder afterwards was just personal for him.
  • It Was a Gift:
    • In the Interquel:Miles has been generous to Cream that he made her an umbrella in return for her pocket knife, they both share around gifts, until she comes back to check up on him in the morning, to give even more gifts, like a Toolbox, which at the sight of such item, Miles even starts to blush. Although he quietly picks up that she is pitying him.
    • In the SonAmy Interquel: Miles is seen holding an rabbit cup in his hand, presumed former Cream's gift that he is still in possesion of.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Miles tells Cream to go on without him, as he claims that he can handle himself, Cream believes him and tells him to hide as she flies off to help people in the building that needs saving. But Miles realizes that Cream has just left him on a wide roof top, where there is no space to hide for Miles, as Egg-Man's robots start to surround him, he thinks of ways to escape this situation...
  • I Wished You Were Dead: Sonic manages to stop Miles by ramming his own tendril through the former's chest, as Sonic says some meaningful things to Miles, he realizes that he starts to cry from what he just said, after Miles thanks him, he passes away, which also makes Sonic tear up after.
  • Jump Scare: In the Official Dubbed version of the original: When Miles' bullies kill his bird, the scene will cut to Miles' face, that will look horrified and almost holding back words, then the screen turns to black before suddenly without warning, Miles appears and yells out to them really loudly, that can catch viewers off-guard.
  • Karma Houdini: Miles doesn't get punished for setting his village ablaze and the homicide of two mobians. But gets punished and sent to prison for Murdering Egg-Man, maybe it was planned in the second part of the Interquel that they would find his murder weapon and dead bodies of the bullies he left behind. But alas.
  • Karmic Death: Miles dies via his own Tendril Impalement through his heart by Sonic, implying to be that he was living a life of The Heartless monster his whole 8 years.
  • Keystone Army: Both Sonic and Miles lampshade on how easy it is to destroy and disable Egg-Man's robots because of their weaknesses being built inside of them.
    Sonic: Typical Egg-Man. He builds all of those robots like a crazy maniac but in the end it turns out pretty insufficent from the inside.
    • Flaw Exploitation: Miles does so when he climbs inside of Egg-Man's huge robot, and disables him because of the Off and On switches being placed inside of the robot.
  • Kick the Dog: Miles's bullies are seen doing this to Miles, and is more than kicking the dog, more like stomping the dog down rapidly.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: Implied, because despite Miles' interactions with Cream, he still turns out to be the way he is.
  • Kid Hero: Miles is 8 years old at the start, 10 years old in the Prequel, and 18 years old in his Villain Arc
  • Klingon Scientists Get No Respect: When implied helping hand of Miles arrives to repair the city, it doesn't save him from being imprisoned anyways.
  • Kubrick Stare: Paired down with the Slasher Smile, and it's a menacing mix of Nightmare Fuel.
  • La Résistance: In the Original: Sonic forms a group of rebels acting as their leader, to take down Miles' tyranny that he did to the city.
  • The Last Dance: Miles summons Sonic at his throne, to have one last fight with him. His intent is to make him kill him by his hand.
  • Last Villain Stand: Miles's plans of destroying the city seem to be accomplished, The City is about to be destroyed, the only Hero who comes to ruin his plan is Sonic, as Knuckles calls it a Suicide Mission.
  • Leap of Faith: When Miles is cornered by Egg-Man's robots on the roof, he finds rescue in the giant robot standing behind him, and so he jumps towards the ladder placed in it's leg, to hitch a ride on it and climbing it up, while also trying to disable it's systems.
  • Lighter and Softer: The Interquel, although despite it's Downer Beginning, Miles manages to get a friend to spend the time with, and is also there to stop the Egg-Man's assault. And even so, no one has actully died in the fire that Miles has set up, but sadly it's already known what exactly does happen after that.
  • Lightning Glare: In the Interquel: Both Sonic and Egg-Man start to stare into each other when Sonic brings up his sleep schedule and that even he deserves his "Beauty Sleep" to which Egg-Man finds no words to respond with, as they both start staring into each other, Sonic deduces that he probably couldn't sleep and decided to take on this frustration on him. To which Egg-Man responds with a proud expression of him bluntly saying the word "YES."
  • Limited Social Circle: Miles says to Cream, that he lived in a small village, where there was nothing major going on, so because of it he didn't knew about the existence of Freedom Fighters that she mentions.
    Miles: I told you, I lived in a-
  • Living Emotional Crutch: The nameless pet bird that Miles finds and adopts as his "only family" becomes this to him, and doubles as a Morality Chain, when a pair of bullies accidentally kill it, it causes Miles's Bloodbath Villain Origin event. This is because it's literally the only positive influence and emotional support Miles had growing up.
    • In the Interquel after Miles loses his pet and burns down the village. He stumbles upon Cream in the cave, after Miles crafts and gives away to Cream his handmade umbrella, it then kickstarts into them becoming Good Friends.
  • Lonely at the Top: Sure, Miles has proved the world how special he truly was, by terrorizing and killing everyone that stood in his way,becoming an enemy number one to his former friends, earning himself an base inside the city's factory that got decorated to be an palace of a king, but is he truly happy? No one expect his own robot army is seen ever close with him, and he is a Death Seeker... That only ends with one ending to this lone life.
  • Lonely Funeral: Miles was the only person that was present during his bird's funeral.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Villagers towards Miles see him as a freak.
  • Long Game: Implied, to what has Miles been doing all those eight years during his second Time Skip. Even Sonic just guesses on what his final plan was supposted to be, destroy the planet and just disapear? He just gets a response that he was a Death Seeker.
  • Loser Protagonist: Miles is being called as this, when he passes by the two villagers. And his life really is a life of a complete loser.
    "What a loser!"
  • Luminescent Blush: In the Interquel: When Cream gifts Miles the toolbox, he instantly blushes in return, and thanks her many times.
  • Madden Into Misanthropy: Miles still tried to make inventions that would have changed the world, despite constant harrasing, bullying and such, then as he adopts his Bird Pet, and sees his invention being crushed again, but this time is much different, as an innocent life of his Bird Pet was also taken along with it. Thus, Miles snaps...
  • Made of Iron: Both Sonic and Miles. Also a part of Bloodless Carnage, as none of the above makes them bleed, expect only through their mouths:
    • Hard Head: Sonic suffers a huge fall and collides with a wall that knocks him out for "Just a few minutes" as the child says, but yet he doesn't seem to be visibily injured by the knock out.
    • Sonic gets rammed through many thins, and columns. During his fight with Miles, that doesn't seem to leave him with any bruises what so ever, expect an bleeding mouth.
    • Miles gets his head slammed on the floor by Sonic so hard, that the cracks appear underneath it. HE then just walks it off! He then also gets thrown through the wall by Sonic so hard that it leaves a giant hole in it, he then once again rises back from it.
  • Madness Mantra: In the Interquel: During the Darkest Hour, Miles is being pressured into cutting off both his tails, while it repeats the same word tails, over and over.
  • Mad Scientist: While he was always good at making machines, Miles Prower starts making weapons and a Killer Robot army to help him in his plans after he becomes a villain.
  • Manslaughter Provocation: When the bullies kill Miles' pet bird, and still proceed to humiliate him and shut him up, this doesn't work, and instead provokes him into killing them both on the spot. It could have ended right there, but Miles decides to walk an extra mile to also set his own village on fire, which thankfully no one managed to died in.
  • Meaningful Background Event: In the Original: Cream's head is seen slightly in the crowd of people that are still waiting in line for their soup. Seeing how she appears in Interquels, this is an confirmation of her status still being alive.
  • Mecha: Miles is seen flying on one: It has its signature two fox ears built on top, a few landing legs below it, and a tank cannon attached to the middle side of it.
  • Might Makes Right: Miles, burns down the whole city, and slaughters everyone down his path who stands in his way, it doesn't seem that he even has his regime of sort.
  • Miles to Go Before I Sleep: As ironic as the trope sounds, Miles becomes a Death Seeker in the Original, who announces the destruction of the city on a timer, which summons Sonic to fight him, the only last thing that he wishes before he dies, was a good last fight to the death...
  • Minor Living Alone: Miles lived alone at his house.
    Miles: I'm home...
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Great fit with the Kill All Humans trope. After Miles escapes his prison, he swears to himself that he will destroy this whole "Unfair Planet." Killer Robots, that were roaming inside the city, Miles have exclusively assigned their orders to kill everything on sight.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Miles burns down his village, because of it's mistreatment that lead his Bullies to kill his Bird Pet. Although, is not shown in Time Skips if he ever actully asked them for help numerous times, or just keeped his chin down and didn't even say a thing.
    Miles: They will all get a fair punishment for mistreating us. I'l make sure of it.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: All that Miles was trying to do, was making the inventions that could change the world for the better. And yet the society, changed him for the worse.
  • Morality Pet: Implied to be Cream. However is unknown on how would she react to Miles's previous evil actions, would she even take his side?
  • Moral Sociopathy: In the Interquel, Miles develops his own ways of treating good and bad, with whatever it may be suited best, as he says it all behind his burning Hated Hometown.
  • Motive Decay: Miles, From a Pay Evil unto Evil on bad people, to a massive warfare genocide against everyone on planet Mobius.
  • Mr. Fixit: When being questioned by Egg-Man on who he tries to think he is, Miles responds that he can repair the city he destroyed, using his own disappointments.
    Miles: But I can do better.
    Egg-Man: What?
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Seeing how Miles' issue, was fixed by killing the bullies that made him suffer those two years. Miles thinks that he will do the same thing with Egg-Man in an act of showing how cool he is. But as it turns out, Sonic does not approve of this method, resulting into an What the Hell, Hero? moment from Sonic, that made him call out to Miles that he is now "NOTHING" to him, a nobody. Before apprehending him and sending to a prison.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Miles, after killing his bullies for the very first time in his life, as he continues to fall down on his back and form into Troubled Fetal Position.
  • My Greatest Failure: Sonic regrets not being able to save Miles from the despair and suffering he went through.
    I wish I had been there for you earlier as a hero, everything would be different... I never thought that something so right could feel so wrong.
  • Narcissist: When Sonic introduces himself to Tails in the Interquel, Tails thinks of his introduction to be Narcissistic but yet cool, and he tries to do it himself, yet yields a different result than he thinks.
  • Nasal Trauma: When Miles trips over the stone, he falls flat on his nose, and gets a trauma that makes him miss out on the encounter of Sonic.
  • Neck Lift: Miles uses his spider-tentacle device, to lift Sonic by his neck, and then proceeding to violently ram him through the columns.
  • The Needs of the Many: Sonic says that many people could get hurt because of him and his machine. Ultimately, he does take him out to prevent many other people get hurt by his antics.
  • Nerves of Steel:
    • In the Interquel: Miles climbs on a very tall robot, on a very high altitude that if he would fall, he would definitely die, this doesn't seem like an issue to him, as he casually climbs up and enters the robot through the vent.
    • In the Original: Sonic, as when Miles does his Intimidation Demonstration to him, he doesn't flinch a single muscle.
  • Never Accepted in His Hometown: Miles's village, never accepts his mutation of two tails, as shown by the people he passes through calling him names, which ultimately results in them getting set ablaze.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Miles gets fed up with the abuse of his Bullies that he constantly received from his village, and kills them in retaliation for killing his only bird pet. Knowing well that he could not sleep this off and killing two bullies doesn't magically stop everyone from bullying him, he decides to burn it down, so that everyone gets his fair punishment to their unaction to his personal issues. Miles then meets Cream, and at first doesn't even want to talk to her, no matter how kind she was towards him, he might fear that he could get attached to her and witness the same fate that happened with his pet bird, but he gives in and decides to at least get her away by making an makeshift umbrella for her to leave without getting soaked in the rain. She returns anyways.
  • Never My Fault: Miles never owns up for an mistake of killing Egg-Man, as he instead thinks that it was for the greater of good.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: When Cream notices Miles in the cave, she screams fearfully in surprise by his creepy presence.
    • When Sonic tries to open the hatch, that is placed inside of a giant robot, he opens it up just to see Miles' Night Mare Fuel face staring back at him, who makes him jump in the surprise.
  • Noble Demon: Miles, he does not kill Sonic when he is trying to recuperate on the ground, but he also does not want to stretch the fight for much longer, as he either gets up or gets stabbed with his tendril that is coming his way.
    Sonic: Oh shit!
    [Sounds of the tendril hitting the floor.]
  • No Doubt the Years Have Changed Me: After two Timeskips, Miles' is barely recognizable that he went from a curious kid, to The Heartless.
  • No Ending: The Interquel series ends with no ending, or true conclusion. Leaving only the First Part released, and the Second Part being cancelled, in the end of the video, it does elude the events that would happen in the second part.
  • Nominal Hero: Miles is mostly this in the Interquel, lacking curtain heroic traits, and the story of his homicide and arson doesn't really make it much better to his image.
  • Non-Lethal Warfare: Sonic, along with the Freedom Fighters are rivals against an evil genius Doctor Egg-Man, as Egg-Man proceeds to do his basic routine of trying to take over the city by creating robots like some sort of "Robot Maniac", Sonic is there to stop him and prevent other civilians being hurt in the cross-fire, one of the civilians that Sonic saves is an Mobian that is carrying someone wounded on his back.
    • In the future, he will have a very lethal warfare against Miles
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Miles' Arch-Nemesis Sonic, no longer cracks jokes, and doesn't mess around anymore, he just wants to get over with Miles' antics, as things that he did, made him way too serious for him to be still acting this way.
  • No Periods, Period: Averted, as in one short Time Of The Month: Amy will have a period, that she tries to hide from Sonic.
  • No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: Implied, that no one would be as genius as Miles to recreate his Murder Robots, spider chasis, and electrical augmentation to his eyes. He would unlikely to leave any of this behind, so that others would have followed in his foot steps.
  • Not Good with Rejection: When Sonic rejects him for his murder of Egg-Man, he gets sent to prison, which he doesn't take pretty well.
    "I'm not going to ''slow'' you down, Sonic. You will feel slow." -Miles's last words to Sonic in a picture that shows him in the prison.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: When Miles meets Sonic, he gets recruited to repair the city with his robots, but then he also decides to do the city it's justice, and Kills Egg-Man which makes Sonic apprehend him afterwards, and put away into a prison. Which he then proceeds to escape out of, and destroy everything inside the city.
  • Not the Fall That Kills You…:
    • In the Original: Sonic fails to grab onto a railing, and proceeds to fall down, only to turn into his rolling state that negates all fall damage, but as a result makes him uncontrollable, as he collides with a wall that knocks him out cold.
    • In the Interquel: Miles falls from Cream's resorted throw save during their flight, to avoid the red laser fired at them, he is in a falling state for a while, until Cream catches him by his leg and saves him.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: Between Miles and Sonic, where he dies accepting his death with much gratitude rather than a permanent set-back.
  • Off-Model: During the Interquel: Miles will be resting and sitting near his table, without his two tails attached to his body.
  • Oh, Crap!: Miles's bird pet got killed in front of his eyes, guess what his expression is saying at that moment?
    • While Sonic is saving a child from a robot, he slides down a slope to jump onto a hanging metal rail, his hand misses it completely.
    • When Sonic is on the ground recuperating, Miles sends down an spider tendril down his way, he yells out "Oh Shit!" right before dodging it.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Miles eventually develops these tendencies after being sent to prison. He's not shown killing anyone but his explicit goal is to destroy his "unfair planet" and he programs his robots to kill every single person they meet, even if said "targets" are just children or other civilians running away. He eventually gets better by the time of his final fight with Sonic.
  • Once Done, Never Forgotten: As even after 8 years, Sonic still brings out on how he murdered Egg-Man those years ago.
  • The One That Got Away: Implied with Cream. Miles still holds on to the Rabbit Cup while spectating the carnage. A presumed gift from Cream, that he still cherishes.
  • Only Friend: Miles gets a bird pet, as his only friend and family to his lonely life. It then accidently gets killed by the Bullies, leaving Miles alone yet again. Until Cream finds him and becomes his new Only Friend for the time. Until he gets involved with Egg-Man's assault.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Miles decides to go by his nickname "Tails" to hide that he was part of a small village that went up in flames with him.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Towards the end of the comic, Miles drops his villain act, as he gets put down by Sonic's hand, he explains that the explosion he set up was all false, as he also expresses to Sonic the thought that if they would have crossed differently, then maybe they could have been friend with or even becoming his sidekick, Arch-Enemy Sonic responds that he would become a bigger part than that, he would have became his family, then Miles breaks down crying, and thanks Sonic for the words, before succumbing to his grave injury, then as Arch-Enemy Sonic thinks back on how Miles looked down in his final moments, he couldn't not help but cry in this moment, he holds Miles's corpse in his hands, as he thinks back to himself on how something this right, could feel so wrong...He tries to say Miles's name, but averts it, and corrects it instead to Miles's nickname "Tails"
    Sonic: I didn't even knew him so much. But it felt like I lost someone important.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Miles awaits for Sonic to arrive in his chamber, while his murderous robots are going on a rampage outside.
  • Orphaned Series: The Prequel's series was left unfinished due to Mercy's halt on the series because of a sudden retirement, all it would have needed, was a second part that would put all of the things that happen in the AU in the first place.
  • Overly Narrow Superlative: Egg-Man, pictures himself as the only smartest genius in the world, Miles appears to break this claim, and ends his life in the process. Leaving Miles as the only one smartest genius in the whole Mobius.
  • Parental Abandonment: Miles is an orphan, as when he kills his bullies after they massacred his pet, he yells out to them that he was his only family to him.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Miles's develops this in his Badass Creed about punishing all of the bad people in the world. It happens after the murder of his bullies that got repaid back with the same evil treatment they did to his bird pet.
  • Peaceful in Death: Miles decides to find his end in this sort of way, via Suicide by Cop. As he does gets mortally wounded, Sonic delivers him his last words to him, saying that he would have not just became a Side Kick, he would have also became part of his family. This caughts Miles off-guard as he turns to face Sonic. Then as Sonic looks back at him, he sees the Villain Protagonist breaking down crying in front of him, seemingly not believing the fact of what Sonic just have said to him. He seemingly also returns back to himself, to thank Sonic for those words, as he dies as himself peacefully with a smile on his face.
  • The Promise: When Cream tries to make Miles tag along with her, Miles agrees on the condition that she won't let him fall off, she agrees.
  • Protagonist Journey to Villain: The first half of the story is a long explanation on how Miles' mind slowly breaks under the strain of everyone constantly tormenting him.
  • Punch Catch: The first attack Sonic tries to land on Miles, was a punch, that Miles successfully blocks.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Miles, as he is seen watching the anarchy with a Rabbit Cup full of coffee in his hand, becoming his own routine of waking up.
  • Pyromaniac: Miles, as he smiles to see his own dreaded Village being engulfed in flames that he made himself. He also sets the fire to the havocked city.
  • Questioning Title?: The Driving Question name of the comic "Where Was My Hero...?" Sounds more like a question that Miles asks someone or himself.
  • The Quiet One: In the Interquel: Miles acts this way when he meets Cream, she even says that he is kind of quiet, he soon breaks this act after refering to her for the first time, with an request to "Borrow her knife" for an creation of a wooden umbrella with leaves.
  • Quit Your Whining: When Miles' bullies smash his pet and invention, Miles breaks down crying, which makes one of the bullies to say that he should just "Stop crying." It doesn't work to soothe him in any way, as Miles kills them both in an Unstoppable Rage.
    Bates Tenebris: Stop Crying.
    Leo Tenebris: Yeah! Shut up!
  • Race Against the Clock: Sonic is forced to face Miles at a time limit that would detonate the whole city when it hits 0, it has been placed conveniently on the wall behind him when he entered Miles' chamber. The timer was All for Nothing, as there is no Time Bomb involved, in reality Miles made that countdown to make Sonic come to him directly and ultimately fight him and kill him.
  • Rage Against the Legal System: Miles gets sent to prison. He escapes, but it's not shown exactly how he did it (violently or not), and then after his escape, he swears to himself that he will destroy this "Unfair Planet."
  • Recruiting the Criminal: Sonic along with the Freedom Fighters group unknowingly recruit Miles at the end of the first part. Yet unware of the fact that he killed two people along with an arson of his own village, he would later add another murder charge to his crimes by eliminating Egg-Man, and then going full genocide after his imprisonment.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Miles after being mortally injured by his own tendril, gets told by Sonic that he would have became part of his family if he didn't jump off his slippery slope. This seems to work as his weak spot, as Miles breaks down crying, he doesn't have that Slasher Smile or creepy appearence anymore, in his final moments he seemingly becomes his old self like in the beginning, as he struggles to say his final words "Thank you...."
  • Redubbing: Many numerous fan-made dubs were made on the comic, here are a few known.
    • Where Was My Hero? - Sonic comic dub from Rio Dies va. Link
      • The most recently made one, and from what is told, it toke him a year of voice actor casting on Casting Call Website, to set this up, he also participates his own voice in the dub.
    • Where Was My Hero? [Late 666 Sub Special]. Link
      • Made under 4 months, and has been the oldest varianted rival to the Official Dub to Mercy's one.
    • Комикс_Майлз "Тейлз" Прауэр - Где же был мой герой...? | Wwmh...? (Mercy Bhk). Link
      • Russian variant of the comic, made so well that they even translated the comic itself fully. It gets used as it's base for other people to dub it in russian.
  • Reflective Eyes: Miles' pet bird death, occurs in the vision of Miles' shocked eye.
  • Refusal of the Call:
    • In the Interquel, as Miles is being asked by Cream to come along with her to see Egg-Man's assault in action, he initionally refuses, while Cream tries to force him by grabbing his arm to come with her, she unknowingly makes Miles being triggered with an traumatic moment from his abused past, which makes him instinctively draw his arm away from her, then after realizing that she may have went too far on him, because of the excitement she was having and got way too bold with him, knowing that they were close friends, Miles then changes his mind, and decides to come with her. Cream would later on regret this decision
      • Is also lampshaded by the creator, stating that both Miles and Sonic would have destined to meet up either way in all other dimensions.
  • Reminiscing About Your Victims: Happens between Sonic and Miles when they bring up Egg-Man.
    Miles: Ah Egg-Man, how long is been....
  • Removing the Crucial Teammate: During the Interquel story. Miles is implied to be taken out of the team and sent to prison, while he was doing his job for the city. It comes back to bite Sonic in the future.
  • Rescue Introduction: Both Sonic and Miles meet up when Cream tagged Miles along with her to see Egg-Man's assault in action. She then catches him by the leg in the free fall, when they tried to avoid the red death laser launched by the robot. As Sonic notices them both, and calls for Cream's assistance, as he was himself in the free fall. She catches him and this is how both Miles and Sonic meet up like this for the first time.
  • Resurrection Gambit: In the Interquel's ending, the author herself planned that after Miles' death, a new villain would have been reborned after him.
  • Retcon: The Interquel adds more to the Original's flashback moment that wasn't shown, like Cream's appearence and her later on helping with building his shelter for a few days straight, Miles' reaction to his murder of Gang of Bullies. He also doesn't kill Egg-Man on the very first time he sees him, instead he lets him go, and swears to rebuild the city using his broken robots.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When Miles' bird pet gets killed by the bullies, Miles' psyche gets shattered along with it, and he doesn't think straight, crying while being traumatized by its death, then when they tease him that it was "Just a bird." and that he should just "Shut up" and "Stop Crying." Miles gets set into a manic state, and kills them both on the spot with their dropped metal pipe. After he kills them, he then instantly realizes the weight of what he has done.
  • Revenge Is Not Justice: Implied to what would have Sonic said, if he would have seen the situation earlier.
  • Revenge is Sweet: After taking out his instant revenge on his bullies, he says in the Interquel Opening Monologue that he doesn't regret it one bit.
    Miles: ...And I swear to whatever you believe, I never regretted it...
  • Riddle for the Ages: Many things, like how Miles escaped his prison, what made him set off to kill Egg-Man, and with what method? How did he set the village on fire, and how did Sonic lost his eye. Were Miles' Bullies corpses ever found? How did everyone find out his true name? And why there were no Chaos Emeralds involved? How did Miles manage to install onto his body the Spider Chasis along with electric eyes.
  • The Rival: Egg-Man, would have been the one Miles would try to compete with his genius, as Sonic even notes that he got excited when Miles informed him that he can do way better than him. And the irony is that he in fact does do better than him.
  • Robot Master: Miles has an army of Killer Robots at his disposal.
  • Rogue Protagonist: Miles turns away from Sonic and his friends, after he threw him in jail, he bailed and started to work all for himself on the goal of total destruction of Mobius and its unfair people.
  • The Runaway: At first Averted, as Miles thinks about leaving the village altogether, he notices an injured bird. Which after it was killed, nothing holded him back in the Village anymore, as he sets it on fire as a form of goodbye. And left it to pursue his Badass Creed, of a Traveler who punishes bad people. He is homeless, well until he finds Cream.
    "Yeah, now I'm ready to go."
  • Sad-Times Montage: In the Original: It briefly shows how much Miles suffered and was bullied without Sonic, in which this montage ends with him getting bitter and angry at the end of it. With the title card saying TWO YEARS LATER.
  • Safety in Indifference: Might be what happens when Miles spots Cream, seeing how people treated him harshly and taking care of his only friend only lead to it's death, meaning that Miles didn't want to step on the same rakes as before, so he decided to ignore her to avoid making those same ties with his bird pet, but her persistence paid off and Miles becomes her friend anyways.
  • Samaritan Syndrome: Sonic, in the Interquel: When he tries to save villagers from the Miles' arson, he figures out that two houses were already fallen before he arrived there, he then feels upset and frustrated about that, as when Amy approaches him, he asks her to go straight to the point about who he have failed to save in those two houses. Turns out, the ones that she mentions were Miles Prower (Our Villain Protagonist) and Bates Tenebris (Part of the Gang of Bullies duo) so from there, he blindly thinks that it's his fault for failing to save those presumed people she mentioned. And is at least glad that other villagers have managed to escape on their own.
  • Save the Villain: Unintentionally done by Cream when she saves Miles from plumetting down below.
  • Say My Name:
    Sonic: Egg-Man....! That piece of shit!
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Sonic wears one after a Time Skip of eight years. And it's a pretty long green silk scarf.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Egg-Man's glasses menacingly shined when Sonic doubted his efforts, and that he brought only one giant robot with him.
  • Screaming Warrior: Sonic, while trying to attack Miles, he yells at him loudly, that makes Miles easily predict his movement of attacks.
  • Screw the War, We're Partying: In the Son Amy Interquel: Amy is being pleaded by Cream to perform in front of the Rebels to boost their morale, she reluctively agrees.
  • Seeking the Missing, Finding the Dead: What implied to have happened with Bullies' corpses, as Miles didn't even bother hiding them at all, Amy even claims that they are still looking for one of them, being Leo Tenebris.
  • Selective Slaughter: In the Interquel: Miles in his Badass Creed intended to only remove bad people, and only leave those who like him or praise him, but his mind then gets changed completely in the Original. As he doesn't care about civilian casualties anymore.
  • Self-Harm:
    • Implied in the Original: As it shows both of Miles's tails being shaved off, either by his bullies or by himself.
    • Straight in the Interquel: Miles during his panic attack, hovers over his Cream's gifted knife near his tails, the thoughts are ridiculing him for having both of his tails, as it's an weird mutation, and that it should be better if he would cut them out completely. Which he never does, as he Grew a Spine.
  • Shaped Like Itself: Miles' later devices and robots, some share a common trait of his logo of two fox ears built onto them, being it a building, a bipedal fox robot, or a monitor screen he is spectating through.
  • Shell-Shock Silence: In the Official Dubbed version: The sound and music disappear after the metal pipe makes impact with Miles' bird, killing it instantly and letting out an Death Bird Gasp in the process, as Miles is looking at it in his Stunned Silence, only his gasps of disbelief are being heard in the background, right before he breaks it with his agonizing scream.
  • Ship Tease:
    • In the Original: Between Sonic and Amy.
    • In the Interquel: Between Miles and Cream.
  • Shocking Moments: The most shocking moment was when the bullies kill Miles's pet, you can't help but feel shocked as well when it does happen.
  • Shoot the Builder: Once Miles makes the builder robots, he gets sent to prison, and implied that they would be used to monitor without his input.
  • Shoot the Dog: Sonic kills Miles.
  • Shout-Out: Outside of the Comics, Miles has been mentioned in the game Sally.Exe: The Whisper Of Soul. As the Big Bad of the game, mentions to Tails, that he saw him in another universe that has him becoming a villain.
  • The Shut-In: Implied in the Original, what does Miles do when his invention gets destroyed by his Bullies? He goes straight to his house, as people in his village call him names, as then falls flat on his bed, to sleep it off. Is highly unlikely he made if any friends, as burning his own village, doesn't seem like an issue to him.
  • Sinister Silhouettes: The intro to Original, shows both Sonic and Miles in a form of silhouettes.
  • Slasher Smile: Miles sports a bloodthirsty grin almost constantly as a teen. Crosses over slightly with Nightmare Face as he also has visible dark circles in his eyes, as if he hasn't been getting enough sleep.
  • The Smart Guy: Miles always pictures himself as the only smartest genius, and he is definitely right in the Original.
  • Smash Cut: Also works as a Shut Up, Hannibal!. In the Official dubbed version of the Original: Miles tries to say that he is thinking highly of himself as a hero, to which Sonic interrupts him by angrily shouting at him that he will never become one, if he kills someone.
  • Society Is to Blame: Miles starts blaming society in the Interquel, as he no longer sees himself as a slave to them.
  • Solemn Ending Theme:
    • In the Original : The song Sand Dream that plays at the end of The Original, is the most saddest melancholic piece that would build up the moment where Miles reveals to Sonic that he wanted him to be killed by him, and then when he jokefully says that he might have became his Side Kick if his life were much different, gets a shocking result of Sonic accepting him as part of his family, he starts crying.
    • In the Prequel : Lacks one, and is more like uplifting piece of excitement between Miles and Sonic working together. It would not last that long.
  • Somebody Named "Nobody": When Miles kills Eggman, Sonic lashes out on Miles, calling him "Nothing", a Nobody. Before he throws him into prison.
  • Soulless Bedroom: When Miles reaches his house, it just shows his chair paired with a desk that has his tools placed on top of it, a bed, a closet, and a carpet on the floor.
  • Sour Outside, Sad Inside: In the Original, Miles pretends to be antagonistickly envoloped by the fight with Sonic, while in reality, in his final moments he was sad, by the type of person that he once strived to be fighting against, and never managing to be a part of someone's family.
  • The Spark of Genius: Give Miles a tool, and he can make the best use of it, like making makeshift umbrella, or building his shelter in the cave with only a small pocket knife. Oh and he also claims that he can rebuild the whole city using Egg-Man's ruined robots.
  • Spoiler Opening: The Official Dub shows both Miles and Sonic as Silhouettes, before cutting to sinister versions of them chewing out at each other. As their figures slowly go out and the eyes being the last thing that fade out.
  • Spree Killer: Miles tries to do this to his village, but Sonic arrives Just in Time to save everyone from being killed in the fire. Although the corpses of Miles' slaughter in the city are not shown, is implied that at least some people got killed in the unsuited chaos, because Sonic can't be everywhere at the same time to prevent a tragedy happening.
  • Starting a New Life: Miles decides to omit his real name to Cream, instead referring to himself as Tails. And that he is a traveler who punishes bad people.
  • The Stinger: In the Closing Credits of the First part of an Interquel, the creator literally spoils significant plot things that would have happened in the Second part, seemingly in advance of what will later happen to her and the series....
  • The Stoic: Miles, after Two Time Skips, that probably messed him up significally, is now immune to any threats, and is not messing around if he has to kill you.
    • Not So Stoic: While he tries to maintain this attitude, even in his last moments, Sonic says something that makes him completely break down crying.
  • Stopped Dead in Their Tracks: While Miles is sobbing because of the Bullies killing his only bird pet, they will keep saying mean things to him, that will make him immediately stop his sobbing. Now tired of being the Butt-Monkey, and sick of trying to be reasonable with them. In an violent rage he charges at them with the metal pipe in his hands to kill them both on the spot.
  • Storming the Castle: Sonic tries to assault the Miles' factory, in hopes of stopping Miles, and his machine that was said to destroy the whole city.
  • Story Arc: There are a few.
    • The Interquel or Prequel: That explores what kind of life Miles lived before a huge Time Skip of 8 years happened.
    • Son Amy Interquel: Centered around 8 year Time Skip about Amy Rose and her relationship with Sonic as while they are fighting swarm of Miles' robots, and his Iron Fist regime. It also shows that the world has really fallen from its grace because of Miles, as Sonic gets forced to maraud the city in hopes of finding her medication.
  • The Strategist: Sonic along with his friends, plan ahead their moves, while Miles just watches as the carnage unfolds.
  • Suddenly Shouting:
  • Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: Miles might be this at first, while even Sonic lampshades this when he asks as to why he has done it, then it gets averted, as all of this was just for Sonic to murder him, he wasn't planning to destroy the planet. He just wanted to have a last fight with Sonic.
  • Suicide by Cop: Miles willingly lets Sonic, his Arch-Enemy who invaded his lair on a self given quest to stop him, lethally stab him at the end of their fight. Why he became a Death Seeker isn't really explained, but it's implied to be the emotional exhaustion he had to carry his whole life.
  • Suicide for Others' Happiness: Is unknown for who Miles decided to end his life for, either for himself, or just to ease everyone the bother of apprehending him.
  • Suicide Mission: Knuckles claims that going against Miles is an act of suicide.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: The ultimate outcome that Miles comes to, after two years of bullying, and you quite understand him after seeing the abuse that he suffered, he kills his bullies and then set on fire his own village, for their inaction to this.
  • Talking to the Dead: In the Interquel: Miles briefly talks to his dead bird pet, as he buries it in a small hole, he will tell it to "Look at them" (The Bullies) as he says that they don't deserve to be buried, he says his last promise to the deceased bird in the hole, that others will pay for treating them the way they did.
  • Tautological Templar: Also fits well with the Knight Templar, when Miles thinks that killing Egg-Man was all for the good cause. Which in Sonic's book, is not.
  • Teach Him Anger: Miles' Bullies, unknowingly made him feel Unstoppable Rage against them, that led this to their death.
  • Tears of Remorse: Sonic sheds these after Miles' death, lamenting on the fact that he could have been there for Miles when he was bullied by everyone in his village.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Much of Miles's onscreen villainy happens while he's around 16-18 years old.
    • While their exact age is anyone's guess, the two bullies who kill Miles' pet bird appear to border this, paired with Kids Are Cruel, and Enfant Terrible.
  • Tender Tears: Cream begs Amy to peform, while having this expression on her face. It worked as planned.
  • Thanatos Gambit: Miles's plan, was for Sonic to kill him.
  • Thanking the Viewer: Mercy Bhk does so at the end of Miles' Interquel. And she does it rapidly in succession, which makes her choice of leaving everything behind, sound more mysterious.
  • Then Let Me Be Evil: After being bullied for years, Miles ends up being apprehended by Sonic and sent to prison for killing Egg-Man, Miles decides to turn to the Evil side completely, as if killing his bullies and setting his village on fire wasn't enough.
  • These Hands Have Killed: In the Interquel: It shows Miles's reaction after he toke the lifes of two people, he falls down on the ground, as he seems to look down on his bloody hands, then he uses those hands to cover his eyes and head in shock of what he has done.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: The moment when Sonic sees Miles killing Egg-Man, he deems him unforgivable.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Miles gets this after he witnesses that the bullies killed his bird pet in front of him, the part also shows him displaying a Heroic BSoD emotion along with it, which is heart wrenching the more you look at it.
    • In the Interquel: It also shows him dropping on the ground, with his eyes still in Heroic BSoD, but he bounces back after some time.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: Sonic has this principle, as no matter how vile Egg-Man is, he was still horrified when he found the good doctor dead and gave Miles a brutal "The Reason You Suck" Speech after finding out he was the killer.
    • Averted, as he then breaks this rule himself, seeing no other option left to defeat Miles, or just in the heat of the moment. He strikes Miles down with his own robotic spike.
  • Throwing the Fight: Miles, does so on purpose to relive him of his existence, as he fights Sonic for the required amount of time he wanted, they both fly up in the air, as Miles's tendril stops right before hitting Sonic from behind, Sonic takes this opportunity to strike Miles using his own tendril against him. Miles gets defeated in this fight and falls to the ground along with the Sonic.
  • Time Bomb: Averted, despite the possible highest probability of Miles actually making one, he never does so, and the countdown is just there to summon Sonic so that he can fight him one last time. As when it hits 0, every Killer Robot in the city is deactivated.
  • Time Skip: Happens two times in the original.
    • One in the original, as Miles gets bullied in his Bully Montage, it then shows a title card TWO YEARS LATER.
    • The last in the original, appears after Miles kills his bullies in retaliation. Afterwards setting the village on fire. Time then skips forward with a title card EIGHT YEARS LATER.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Implied in the Interquel, as Sonic possibly recruits Miles as being part of Freedom Fighters due to his rebuilding skills that he vounches for, while Miles is not really a good person.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Miles sees himself as a saviour for the world, while standing behind the set on fire village.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Miles' bullies, sure go ahead, proceed to kill the only friend that Miles had, and throw the bloody metal pipe at his feet, surely it won't back fire in your face.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: In the Interquel: After Bird pet's death, Miles's optimistic character completely dims out at one point, as when Cream finds him hiding in the cave, he doesn't seem to trust her at face value. But that barrier gets over quickly.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Miles, after an Time Skip of 8 years, that have managed to earn him a ticket to prison, has started to do an genocide crusade against an entire city, no matter their age or gender, no one was safe, and what's worse is that Sonic tries to reason with him one last time, but Miles just thinks of himself as an Anti-Hero, that makes Sonic lash out at him, ultimately he goes out by Sonic's hand, and does return back to himself once he realizes that he was bad.
  • Too Upset to Create: In the Interquel: When Cream leaves Miles in the cave, after he claims that he will build a shelter there, it then cuts out to Sonic and Amy, and when it cuts back to Miles, instead of trying to build himself a shelter, he instead tries to Self-Harm himself.
  • Tortured Monster: Miles, as he thinks himself of some sort of Anti-Hero rather than a Villain Protagonist. Who transforms into a giant mechanical spider of sorts, who preys on everyone. But decides to be taken out by Sonic. As he rejects this life of delivering torment to others.
  • Tragic Mistake: Miles' Vigiliante Execution against Eggman, forever marked him as nobody in Sonic's eyes.
  • Tragic Villain: Villain Protagonist Miles Prower. An orphan who was bullied not by one or two people, but his entire hometown, and this goes uninterrupted for years, to the point where he starts to shave his body (More specifically, his tails) in a way that has disturbing parallels to Self-Harm in a failed attempt to fit in better. One day he adopts a pet bird and makes him his Living Emotional Crutch but his tormentors accidentally kill it while bullying him. This sets him down the path of evil, but not before taking revenge on his hometown. After that is done Miles tries to become an Anti-Hero, killing Egg-Man because he wanted to help Sonic and show everyone how special he is, but is rejected by Sonic (who tells him he's nothing), and he gets thrown in prison, which he escapes after deciding to become an Omnicidal Maniac, at the time of the story, Miles is destroying a city, heavily implied to be one of many, and fights Sonic, but, tired of living, decides to commit Suicide by Cop by allowing Sonic to kill him. To give the reader one last kick in the teeth, he starts reminiscing about Fond Memories That Could Have Been as he's dying, made all the more tragic by the fact that these memories do occur, in the canon timeline.. In the end, even Sonic acknowledges him as a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds and bitterly mourns his death.
  • Tranquil Fury: While Miles experiences anger briefly towards Sonic, he doesn't let his anger cloud his judgement anymore, as he calmly fights against him.
  • Transformation Horror: When Miles, starts to fly towards Sonic, he will say that he intends to kill him "So bad..." and while he says it, some deformed sounds are heard in the background, and some horrorful Combat Tentacles start to form from his spine, that are towering Sonic in quite the size.
  • Trauma Button: Cream unknowingly triggers this when she tries to grab Miles' arm, the same way that Miles' bullies have forced him to come with them.
  • Traumatic Haircut: Miles gets one to his tails. Willingly or not, they appear shaved now after the first Time Skip occurs.
  • Troubled Abuser: Miles, as he was abused by his village, he proceeds to abuse Sonic in a way that he even lost his right eye to him, as he wants to also take his other eye.
  • Troubled Fetal Position: In the Interquel: Miles is shown to be laying down on the ground in the first pages of the comic, with the Troubled Fetal Position. When he gets spotted by Cream in the cave, Miles is repeating that same troubled fetal position again.
  • Troubled Sympathetic Bigot: In the Interquel: Miles still has some sympathy left, but his views on the bad people are not that sympathetic, as he plans to erradicate them all...
  • Umbrella of Togetherness: When Miles gets tired of giving Cream the silent treatment, he lets his eyes rest, and then later on, Cream tries to share an apple that she peeled with her pocket knife to Miles, the moment Miles sees her tool in hand, decides to silently ditch the shelter, and come back with natural resources for the creation of an makeshift umbrella, he asks her knife and she oblides by giving him one, and gets surprised when Miles demonstrates her what he made, she is really thankful with this gift, and lends to Miles her pocket knife as a gift, as she thanks Miles for making it as she can now leave without being drenched in rain water.
  • Unexpected Kindness: When Cream decides to give away essential supplies to Miles, he takes this as pity on him.
    Miles: Why are you doing this? Do you pity me?
  • Unflinching Walk: After Miles finishes talking to himself about what he will do next, he turns his back against the burning village, and walks away while laughing maniacally.
  • Unknown Rival: Miles criticizes Eggman for building things too simple and leaving easy weak spots inside of his robots. As he says all of that, Egg-Man just asks Sonic on who that fox is? Miles just shuts him down by saying that is none of his business, and that he can do it better than him, WAY better...
    Egg-Man: Who is that brat?
    Miles: None of your business.
    Egg-Man: Agh you! [Loud sounds of thumping against metal.]
  • Unstoppable Rage: Miles enters this after bullies once again destroy his invention, but this time they also took the life of his bird pet that he adopted, as they continue to ridicule its death as a form of it being just a stupid bird to them, rather than expressing shock or some form of apology, Miles doesn't take it well, and picks up their dropped metal pipe...And relives himself in a form of Percussive Therapy.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In a sense, the bird that Miles finds near his village. If Miles hadn't found the injured bird near his village and decided to stay near his village to take care of the bird, then Miles would have left his village like he originally planned to and the events afterwards wouldn't have happened.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Implied to be Cream, as Miles thinks of his new step to his plan, or whatever it is.
  • Unwanted Assistance: Miles tries to help Sonic by killing Egg-Man, this however makes his situation much worse.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Miles used to be the canon Tails, whose one of the biggest Nice Guys in the Sonic series, he was kind enough to help a random hurt bird and restrained enough to not fight back against the people hurting him, one Trauma Conga Line and a Start of Darkness later, he's a psychotic, bitter, and broken fox.
  • Useless Protagonist:
    • Sonic in the Original: Sees himself as one, and the only thing he has left, was to bring the Villain Protagonist down for greater good.
      "I felt so useless..."
    • Miles in the Interquel: The only thing he could do at the start of Egg-Man's assault, was for Cream to not let drop him below, he was The Load for her and she even lampshades it, as he is hovering above ground in the defeated look to this situation unfolding near Sonic's presence. He does disable Egg-Man's robot by faith jumping into an ladder placed on the big robot's leg. So he soon might have evolved into a much useful Side Kick for the city and the Freedom Fighters.
  • Use Their Own Weapon Against Them: Happens to Miles as Sonic mortally strikes him down with his own robotic spike, and it only happens because he allowed him to do it.
    • Technically also happens early to Miles's bullies, as they drop their bloody metal pipe on the ground after accidently smashing Miles's bird pet along with his device, Miles proceeds to pick it up, and use their own dropped weapon to beat them both to death.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: Miles wants a world with no bad people that can bully the other people like him, he will achieve the said goal by any means necesary, if it means that the others willl love him for it afterwards.
  • Vertebrate with Extra Limbs: Miles gets six more limbs, as his artificial spider tendrils that are coming from his spine.
  • Vetinari Job Security: Miles makes himself an army of builder robots, that would help to rebuild the city. Unknown if Miles decided to expand their features to robot cops, and once he gets apprehended, no one would know how to maintain them properly.
  • Vigilante Man: Miles becomes one, after he experienced the loss of his bird pet, that made him kill his bullies with a metal pipe, thus made him also an Arsonist who burned his whole village, as he creates his Badass Creed on the spot to remove bad people from this world.
    • Vigilante Execution: After witnessing bullies kill his only pet, he did instant justice on them by killing them both on the spot, he also does it on Egg-Man, but gets sent to prison afterwards.
  • The Villain Must Be Punished: Sonic decides to venture out for Miles, knowing that the city is under the treat of being destroyed, he regardless goes after him to stop him once and for all.
  • Villainous BSoD: Sonic tells Miles that he would have became part of his family, this made him tear up soon after.
  • Villainous Ethics Decay: In his Badass Creed, he mentions people loving him for removing trash like his bullies and potentially Egg-Man who is one of them, fast forward eight years, and he is just locked in on killing everyone in the city.
  • Villain Protagonist: Miles Prower begins the story as someone to be pitied, but he eventually snaps when enduring abuse becomes too much and he goes on an 8-year-long rampage starting with his hometown.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: What Miles sees Sonic's weakness of not crossing the line. He even says that he did him and the world a favour by removing Egg-Man from this world. So he should thank him for that.
  • Visible Silence: When the characters are silent, they will display 3 dots in their dialogue cloud.
  • Vomit Discretion Shot: In the Interquel, Miles vomits away into a bush after his evil actions.
  • The Walls Have Eyes: During Miles' dark thoughts in the Interquel, numerous eyes appear around him to judge his character, and most importantly his two tails that he must get rid it seems disgusting to them.
  • Was Too Hard on Him: Sonic comes to this realization too late. As after Miles dies crying from his words about family, he realized that putting him into prison for murder, was the morally thing to do and yet, feels sad from how wrecked and broken Miles looked like in his last moments, that he can't help but to cry and hold him in his hands, while crying and calling out his former nickname.....Tails...
  • Watch the World Die: When the second Time Skip happens in the original: Us. The Viewer, will watch onto an active burning city landscape.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Miles thinks that punishing bad people in any way deemed necessary is what will grant him and the whole world a true heaven to live in, of course, he just said all of that behind the village he just put to torch a while ago. And the Original does show that it didn't went well for him.
  • We Will Meet Again: "I'm not going to slow you down, Sonic. You will feel slow.
  • Wham Line:
    • "It was just a bird!" - Miles' bullies words that have set their ultimate fates in stone, as Miles proceeds to prove them wrong that it wasn't just a bird to him.
    • "You would not be my sidekick Miles. You would have been a part of my family." - This line uttered by Sonic made Miles break down crying.
  • Wham Shot: The death of Miles' pet bird.
  • What Is Evil?: Miles can't comprehend such concepts, instead thinking to himself as the Hero, while Sonic goes on a meltdown on him for thinking of himself in such way as killing bad people would grant him that title?
  • What Is This Feeling?: also can be fitted as Two Rights Make a Wrong. "I never thought that something so wrong could feel so right". And "I never thought that something so right could feel so wrong"
  • What You Are in the Dark: Miles, never shows his dark self in the Interquel, hiding it away from Cream.
  • Where I Was Born and Razed: Following the accidental death of his Living Emotional Crutch pet bird, Miles jumps off the slippery slope and bludgeons his bullies to death with their own dropped pipe before setting his hometown ablaze, watching as it and everyone inside said village, burns to the ground.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: The humiliation that Miles suffered behind his back came to an end when he kills the bullies that ruined his reputation in the village, he also destroys the village along with them. Killing two rabbits with one stone. No one is gonna laugh about his mutation now.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Miles had many opportunities to take Sonic's life, as even he lampshades it, but choose to Suicide by Cop instead.
    Sonic: Why didn't you kill me? You had the opportunity.
    Miles: Because this is what I wanted.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Being it Miles' and Cream's (implied) romantic relationship, as they claim to become really good friends, and how far they would go to be past the Really Good? No one knows, as the series was Cut Short. Although in one piece of art made by Mercy, he is shown hugging her in a field of flowers, while still having his non-coloured faded shoes on.
  • Winter Warfare: During Miles' warfare, it gets progressively cold as Amy notices, and when Miles gets thrown by Sonic through the wall, is already snowing outside, which foreshadows Miles' soon death.
  • Withholding Their Name: While Miles is in an upside-down flying air-borne position, he is being asked by Sonic for his name, which he refuses to, seeing that the situation is not appropriate, Sonic just notes that it must be uncomfortable for him. He is also hiding his true name from Cream.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Miles wouldn't even be a villain if someone had shown him love, or at least a little emotional support and guidance down the right path, but no one did, (at least before the Interquel was released, where Cream tries to become this.) all he has in in his head are memories of being hurt and hated by everyone he's met and of himself lashing out, hating and hurting back. Sonic even holds himself accountable for that in the denouement.
  • Worthy Opponent: Miles to Sonic. He finds it regretful that he became a Villain Protagonist, he even wonders if he would met his Arch-Nemesis earlier, maybe he could have changed his course or even became his Side Kick. but he gets told that he would be much further than that.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Miles authorizes his robots to shoot every Mobian on sight, regardless of their age.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Whatever Miles have planned to happen at the end, every outcome would have suited him in the end, as even if he accidently killed Sonic, he would have still won with his robots shutting down, he maybe have gone on to turn himself in, disappear without a trace, or worse, killing himself rather than continue this life he was living.
    • If Sonic have tried to apprehend Miles again somehow, he would have found a way to escape from his prison yet again.
    • Miles got killed in the end? Turns out in the Interquel it was revealed that a Resurrection Gambit would have been played, with the new villain being reborn after his death. And so the cycle continues...
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Miles adopts a Bird pet he found in the winter outside during his Darkest Hour, which averted him leaving the village completely, until that day, where bullies took it away from him, by killing his only family for him.
    "I had fun."
    "Until that day."
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: In one of the arts, Cream is seen supporting crying Miles while she is saying that he can't see how amazing he truly is. Image in question.
  • You Are Not Alone: During Amy's pep talk with Sonic, she mentions about how Freedom Fighters are not the only ones who fight along side with Sonic.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: Miles will never be able to return back to his home, not after what he did to the Village, or the Bullies, his home is a pile of ashes. But survivors of the Arson were offered an shelter. But that train already passed for Miles, as he becomes a The Runaway, practical hobo in a sense, as the first person he sees, pities him and offers her food, water, toolbox, to help, in exchange of knowing who he is.
  • You Have No Idea Who You're Dealing With: When Sonic says that he has unfinished business to take care off, Knuckles figures it out instantly on who he was refering as business, and tries to avert him leaving by saying that it would be a Suicide Mission, and when Knuckles means it, he definitely was serious about it.
  • You Must Be Cold: When Sonic brings Pearl over to Amy, the last thing she does after asking the name of her's and the rabbit doll's name, is Amy noticing Pearl freezing, and taking off her coat to warm her up, but as she does, Pearl starts crying, which Amy can't do anything, but to comfort her with assuring words that everything with her parents is fine.
    Amy: You must be cold my sweetie.
  • Young Conqueror: Miles is 18 years old, but that doesn't stop him from creating an army of Killer Robots to cause havoc on the whole planet Mobius, he also says that he will nuke the city, which no one doubts him in.