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"Geez, you make like four good games and they won't leave you alone.."

"Are you serious...? Fastest hedgehog? Is that all you think of me? I...I don’t even know what to say to that."
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Xonic S is an abridged series of Sonic X from Sonic Paradox alumni KyoSo. It is Reputable Dubbing Pictures' second series after Sonic the Other Movie.

The six episodes so far can be found on the series playlist.

Xonic is noteworthy for its Hidden Depths Character Development, allowing the interaction and exploration of its warped ensemble cast to become almost more of a focus to the series than even parodying Sonic X. Tails in particular has shown the most fleshing out, the fourth episode even throwing out the source material's plot in favor of an elaborate story driven by his unique characterization.

Sonic and his friends are the stars of a popular franchise, though they bear little resemblance to their video game counterparts: Sonic is the Cloud Cuckoolander, Pollyanna, wannabe comedian with the attention span of squirrel (who might be a secret genius); Tails is His Own Worst Enemy, a self-loathing Shameless Self-Promoter Driven by Envy of Sonic's skills and popularity; Knuckles is the calm voice of reason, a complete inversion of the hot-headed Knuckles of canon; Amy is a borderline Yandere who sees Tails as nothing more than a rival for Sonic's affection; and Dr. Eggman is the Affably Evil Lord Robotnik, ruler of a feudal micronation within Missouri known as Robotnikslovakia. All his robots and defenses are purely protection against the harassment of Sonic, who regularly shows up to trash his stuff for no good reason.

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After Sonic invades the Robotnik Collosus Make-up Factory (for Women), a freak accident involving a chaos emerald results in the city of Branson being teleported on top of them. The city now legally falls under the control of Lord Robotnik, who soon takes control. After a run in with the police and even Fast Flenderson of the Federal Bureau of Car, Sonic decides to lay low for a while with his self-proclaimed biggest fan, Chris Selfenzert. Chris is an emotionally stunted Fan Boy with a strange accent that can't be placed who values Sonic above all else in his life. In fact, he cares so little about the rest of the characters he refers to Tails only as "the Fox".

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  • Adaptation Distillation: Unlike Reputable Dubbing's older work, Xonic S is very much abridged.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: Everybody, to varying degrees.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Agent Fast Flenderson.
  • Affably Evil: Lord Robotnik. Running a peaceful, feudal society is a far cry from the Dr. Eggman of canon.
  • Affectionate Parody: Despite a number of cruel Take Thats to the series, you can tell from the sheer number of references to the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, some very obscure, that writer KyoSo is a long time Sonic fan.
  • Ambiguous Time Period: References treated as contemporary within the show's universe place it anywhere from the 1970s to the current day.
  • A Mythology Is True: Right wing anti-government conspiracy theories. Chuck is the resident Conspiracy Theorist wise to the government's dastardly ways.
    • A group of FEMA soldiers show up in episode 3 to try and illegally detain Sonic, Amy and Knuckles before Tails rescues them.
  • Anti-Hero: Sonic is out to have fun and seems oblivious to the world around him.
  • Anti-Humor: Sonic is a tryhard comedian with zero concept of how to construct a joke. See So Unfunny, It's Funny.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: The police chief explaining to Officer Thufuz why he shouldn't curb stomp Sonic. Overlaps with Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness.
    Chief: Hold off there, buddy, everyone’s filming us with their mobile cellular telephonomatic camera obscuras! Might be best if we just let it be.
  • Anti-Villain: Eggman's running a peaceful feudal society funded by selling makeup. Which he tests on kidnapped rabbit Cream.
  • Apathetic Teacher: First seen in Episode 5, Mr. Stewart seems to be more about crushing the children's optimism than anything.
  • Aside Comment: Sonic does this in Episode 1 as a crowd stares at him. Doubles as a Take That!.
    Sonic: Geez, you make like four good games and they won't leave you alone.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Unless his friends are in real danger, this is Sonic's overall demeanor.
    Sonic (apropos nothing): Well that was fun. I'm gonna go buy some fireworks!
  • Audience Surrogate: Parodied with Chris, who in the original anime was a straight example.
  • Bait-and-Switch: Sonic pinballs towards Eggman's base at full speed. Cut to inside, where the door he bursts through in the original show gently opens revealing him standing behind it.
  • Bathos: Many of the action scenes in Episode 2 are played totally straight with the danger treated as real. The jokes, however, do not stop.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Tails is this to Sonic, though he perceives it as far worse than it is.
  • Berserk Button: Tails was coming to save Cream but Sonic manages to do it first. See Rant-Inducing Slight.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Cream likes to throw in a lot Japanese when she talks, and at one point Mandarin Chinese (see Fun with Subtitles).
    Sonic: Heh, my filthy little weeb is back!
  • Biting-the-Hand Humor: Sonic references having only made "like four good games".
  • Blatant Lies: Sonic denies being coked up and immediately coughs up a white cloud.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Surprisingly averted.
  • Brick Joke: Several.
    • One in Episode 3, as Tails takes Chris with him in the Tornado to fight Robotnik.
    Chris: That’s right, Fox likes me first!
    Tails: Don’t flatter yourself, kid. I’m hedging my bets that Robotnik won’t shoot down a plane with a mentally handicapped passenger.
    (A few scenes later, when they confront Robotnik)
    Robotnik: Missile Hands! Shoot down the fox and his mentally handicapped passenger!
    • Tails introduces himself to Chris as "Miles F. Prower" in the second episode. Much later in Episode 4, we learn what the F stands for:
    Tails: My name is not "Tails"! I am Miles Furlongs Prower, and for you Sonic the Hedgehog, this is your day of reckoning!
    • Sonic's middle initial from Episode 2 - E. - has not yet been given a proper middle name, however.
    • In Episode 5, a Cutaway Gag features Big the Cat announcing that his power becomes greater each time somebody mentions his name. At the end of the episode, Sonic talking about "a big, big test tomorrow" causes Big to blot out the entire sky.
    Sonic: Aw, Tails, Big's the sky again!
  • Bumbling Sidekick: Inverted. Sonic is the Bumbling Hero to his intelligent sidekick, Tails.
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: Sonic is a career comedian, but he's absolutely terrible at it.
  • Cast Full of Crazy: With the notable exceptions of Knuckles and Robotnik, nearly everyone on the show has serious issues. Tails and Sonic are outright shown to have prescription medication (see Cerebus Retcon, below).
  • Cerebus Syndrome: Sonic and Tails' antagonist relationship, initially played purely for laughs, grows and develops to the point of being played for legitimate emotion at several points in the sixth episode.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Tails' behavior takes on a wholly different meaning when Episode 4 hints that [[spoilers: he suffers from Bipolar Disorder]]. Even more so when Episode 6 explores how his friendship with Sonic has affected his life.
  • Character Development: For as one dimensional as Sonic may have seemed in Episode 1, after four episodes he's clearly got a lot going on under the hood. Despite seeming to have no attention span at first, Sonic is able to take charge and save people with a laser focus when they're truly in danger, and is eventually revealed by Episode 4 to be a secret genius marred by his severe ADHD. Nothing compared to Tails, though, who has gone from being a showoffy version of his Sonic the Other Movie portrayal to the chaotic neutral bipolar attention whore who will go to insane lengths to compensate for his own lack of self-worth.
  • Character Exaggeration: Played straight and subverted depending on who you look at. All the characters have changed and developed from their personas on the series' predecessor Sonic the Other Movie. Some, especially Sonic and Tails, have become a lot more over the top while others being massively toned down. Knuckles in particular is intended to be a complete subversion of his hot-headed canon persona.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Sonic, very much so. Chris to an even greater degree.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Chris is beginning to come across as this by the fifth episode.
    Chris: I have to get home and show my mom my fanfic!
    Francis: But you promised you'd take me to the museum.
    Chris: Words are words. Bye!
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Chuck Selfenzert, of the Alex Jones anti-government kind. He's not wrong; see A Mythology Is True.
  • Continuity Cameo: Old Man Owl of Sonic the Other Movie makes a hard-to-spot background cameo in the first three episodes.
  • Cool Teacher: The Robo Teacher who takes over Chris' class in Episode 5 is clearly way more into his job than the regular teacher Mr. Stewart (See Apathetic Teacher, above).
  • Credits Gag: Once an Episode, beneath the legal disclaimer text.
  • Cutaway Gag: Infrequently used, but used well.
    • After Sonic mentions Cream owns four copies of his album, we get short excerpt of said standup album in which Sonic breaks the microphone trying to make sure it's correctly plugged in.
    • As Knuckles complains about "being stuck in this hellhole" (Branson), a "Missouri Welcomes You" sign briefly appears over the word "hellhole".
    • Episode 4 utilizes one during the big halfway point Info Dump to convey some further exposition in a concise and amusing way.
    • Episode 5 turns this trope Up to Eleven, with two cutaways in the same scene. One is the setup of a Brick Joke involving Big the Cat.
    • Episode 6 has Tails recall the beginning of Wing Fortress Zone in Sonic 2, in which he gets shot down in the Tornado.
    Tails: (sigh) I really need to get some less traumatizing memories.
  • Damsel in Distress: Cream, in episodes 1 and 2. Amy in episode 3.
  • Darker and Edgier: Despite being a parody, the series occassionally dips its feet into treating things seriously.
    • Episode 2 feels this way compared to the first one thanks to playing the danger to Sonic and Cream as completely legitimate, with compulsive wise-cracker Sonic of all people even asking Cream to knock off the jokes during the worst of it. However the overall episode is no less humorous than the first one.
    • Episode 6 later delves into this territory with Tails, portrarying him in a much more sympathetic light and showing a lot of his issues to be caused by the way Sonic treats him. Especially in contrast to Episode 4, in which he appeared to be the aggressor toward Sonic.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Tails is the resident, but Chris is so face palm-worthy that even Sonic slides into the role when interacting one-on-one with his self-proclaimed biggest fan.
  • Deconstructed Trope: Chris is intended to be this for the Audience Surrogate.
  • Denser and Wackier: Compared to Reputable Dubbing's previous work and especially the real Sonic X.
    • Episode 5 is this compared to Episode 4.
  • The Ditz: Sonic.
  • Double Entendre: Surprisingly infrequently used, considering it's an internet parody.
    • Sonic delivers one in the very first episode while messing with Eggman - as he often does.
    Eggman (holding a cylinder with a button on the end): You have one chance to get off my property before I make use of this.
    Sonic: That's the worst Bop-It I've ever seen.
    Eggman: I’m just trying to fund my peaceful feudal society with a line of makeup! Beat it!
    Sonic: Oh, it's that kind of Bop-It.
    • Episode 4's cold opening very indirectly implies that Chris has sex with an empty Tails costume. He tries to change the subject.
    Scotty the Irish Maid: Your Tails costume? Oh, I see you finally got those stains out.
    Tails: [noise of alarm]
    Chris: HOLY SHIT, IS THAT YELLOW?! [grabs Tails] THAT'S LIKE MY TWENTY-FIFTH FAVORITE COLOR! [runs away screaming]
  • Driven by Envy: Tails. See Green-Eyed Monster.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Sonic is barely living in the real world, Tails has a nasty inferiority complex and Chris is an obsessive Sonic fan.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: The first episode feels fairly different from the rest of the series. A lot of this can be attributed to the source material itself being so different from the other episodes, but there are some key differences.
    • The humor is Denser and Wackier, more focused on individual gags and especially references than the character interplay that defines most of the series. Again, part of this is because the episode focuses on Sonic running around just bouncing off of antagonists.
    • The pacing is lightning fast, with the overall episode running two minutes shorter than the next shortest (the third) and a full five minutes shorter than the longest (the sixth). Arguably more like six minutes considering the first episode's credits are much longer and are followed by an extended stinger.
    • Knuckles is given a thick Southern accent that is dropped by his next appearance, although a toned down version of the dialect remains to an extent.
    • Sonic's personality very exaggerated and flat compared to his much more rounded portrayal in the second episode and onward, which we only begin to see a glimpse of in the final scene when he meets Chris.
  • Editing Works: Of course.
    • The show's writer has expressed that the first episode was written more as a direct attempt to address major flaws of their earlier work (particularly things like slow pacing), whereas the second was when the show began to find its own identity.
  • Enmity with an Object: Sonic has this thing about the Moon.
    Sonic: Boooo! You suck, the Moon! [beat] Heh, "you suck the Moon". He is the Moon.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: The ending of Episode 4. See Heroic BSoD.
  • Eye Colour Change: In Episode 4, Tails and Knuckles' eyes swap colors to indicate they have switched bodies
  • Face–Heel Turn: Tails' temporary descent into villainy is the plot of Episode 4.
  • Fan Boy: Chris considers himself Sonic's biggest fan.
  • Flash Back: In Episode 6, we're treated to seeing how Sonic and Tails first met.
  • Fun with Subtitles: In the first two episodes.
    • Fraiche's exclamation of "Chao chao!" is subtitled with "Chao chao!"
    • Cream exlcaims "I can't believe you saved me, Sonic!" in Manadarin Chinese. The subtitles helpfully misidentify it as Japanese.
  • Good Is Not Nice: All the "good guys" besides Knuckles are pretty rude.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: The Federal Bureau of Fast, for whom Agent Fast Flenderson works.
  • Grand Theft Me: The plot of Episode 4.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tails is desperate to be the beloved hero like Sonic, and channels this into resentment for the blue hedgehog not giving him the attention he desires.
  • Grey and Gray Morality: Eggman's trying to run a peaceful feudal society through somewhat immoral means, while Sonic simply wants to destroy it for fun.
  • Hand Wave: Occassionally played for laughs to retcon something.
    • Knuckles only briefly appears in the first episode, where he has a thick, upper-class Southern accent. He doesn't show up again until Episode 3 (in which he features prominently), but his accent is conspicuously gone. This is explained away with a brief exchange:
    Robotnik: Hey Knuckles, didn't you used to have an accent?
    Knuckles: I took a class.
    Robotnik: Fair enough.
    • Tails has a chaos emerald in Episode 6 that we never saw him collect.
    Chris: Woah! A Chaos Emerald! When'd you get that!
    Tails: Like I even remember half the shit I do. Something something stupid half-pipe; solve for X.
  • Headbutting Heroes: Amy and Tails can't stand each other. Tails also acts this way towards Sonic but Sonic never shoots back until Episode 4.
  • Heroic BSoD: A light example. Pollyanna Sonic loses his shit after Tails spends the entire episode trying to beat the tar out of him, and even after he goes out of his way to try and make Tails feel better the fox still essentially says "Screw you," to everyone and runs off with Knuckles' body.
  • Hidden Depths: Starting to become a defining trope of the series.
    • Episode 4 all but outright states that Tails suffers from Bipolar Disorder by showing us how absolutely insane he is without a hefty dose of lithium.
  • His Own Worst Enemy: Tails' biggest obstacles are his own neuroses. And Sonic.
  • Humongous Mecha: Missile Hands, in Episode 3.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Tails is this in some ways, though he believes himself to be this in every way.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Episode 1 "Fuzz Fight!! Sonic 3 & No One" is based on the amusing Japanese Sonic X episode titles.
  • Idiot Hero: Sonic, though he's not an idiot as much as acting purely based on what will entertain him most.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Sonic is not at all averse to these.
    • Inverted in Episode 4, when Sonic is properly medicated. He refers to Knuckles as "Knuckles the Dickheadna."
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Tails' jealousy of Sonic is largely the driving force of his character.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Sonic's poor social skills can lead to this.
  • Insecurity Camera: Area 99 is loaded with cameras to a comical degree, yet not a single one spots Sonic as he sneaks through the base.
  • Imaginary Love Triangle: Amy's hatred of Tails stems from her seeing him as a competitor for Sonic's affection.
  • I'm Your Biggest Fan: Chris claims to be Sonic's biggest fan.
  • Jerkass: As of Episode 3, Amy and especially Tails are revealing themselves to be this.
  • Jerkass Ball: Tails doesn't take his medication before the events of Episode 4. This does not end well.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sonic, though his rudeness is only intentional when directed at Chris. Otherwise it's a side effect of his poor social skills.
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Plot: Episode 4 is a one-off example of this. According to Word of God the episode took so long to come out because the original cut was way too complicated to follow, with much of the plot merely hinted at rather than stated outright like it is in the final cut.
  • "Knock Knock" Joke: Sonic spouts his idea of one an S-Team driver.
    Sonic: Knock knock!
    Driver: Who's there?
    Sonic: Sonic!
    Driver: Sonic who?
    Sonic: That's my name, yoooooou jackass! Haahahahahahahah! [runs away]
  • Lampshade Hanging: Surprisingly infrequently for an abridged series, but effectively utilized.
    Robotnik: (with Amy hostage as Sonic approaches) Well I can’t see any value in holding a hostage. Throw her away, Missile Hands.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Chris brings further confusion to the nature of this reality.
    Chris: You don’t want to be locked up on Prison Island again? Like on the Sonic X!
  • Lost Episode: Episode 4 was originally going to be followed up with a sequel episode, but this was dropped mid-production for a number of reasons. The 5th episode we ended up getting was written from scratch after the release of 4, while the show usually has the next episode already in early editing by time the one before it is released.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Chris cares so little about anyone besides Sonic that he refers to Tails only as "the Fox".
  • Man of a Thousand Voices: DrawnActor voices a lot of extras.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Amy asks Sonic's permission to poison Tails in his sleep.
    Sonic: What is your deal, woman?!
  • Not Himself: In Episode 4, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles are acting totally out of character. And not for the same reasons.
  • Once per Episode: Several.
    • A classic rock song, although this has transitioned to Sonic-related songs after the pulling of Episode 2 over the use of Lowrider.
    • Sonic game quotes, mainly from Adventure,
    • A voice clip of Ryan Drummond's Sonic yelling "Woah!", known primarily from the approaching avalanche in Ice Cap Zone, which has been in every episode except the 5th.
  • On the Next: Parodied at the end of episode 1. See The Stinger.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Sonic's enormously out of character introduction in Episode 4 is just a taste of the bizarre plot to follow.
  • Original Flavor: The actual story is generally the same as the source material, though there are pretty extreme changes to character and motivation. This is especially seen in episode 2.
  • Overly Long Scream: Chris is trapped inside a robot launching itself across a lake, and he screams the entire way. He also screams the entire time the robot is initially capturing him. Then he screams over the entire credits.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Chris is a walking joke.
  • Police Brutality: This trope seems to be a running gag.
    • Agent Fast Flenderson threatens this in Episode 1.
    Flenderson: Anything you say can and will be used as justification to taze you.
    • The cop in Epsiode 5, a returing face from the first episode.
    Cop:' That's it, I'm turning off my body cam!
    • In Episode 6, Sonic is watching an episode of [[Series/Cops COPS]] in which they apparently curbstomp a single mother.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: At least if we buy into the idea that Robotnik is the villain with Sonic and co. as a good guys, and not the other way around.
  • The Pollyanna: Sonic is a bottomless pool of optimism. After he goes through Chaos Control and ends up in a void, he assumes he is dead and is only mildly irritated by this for several seconds.
    Sonic: Dammit, I'm dead. Oh well, I had a good run. [beat] Heh, ''run'', I get it.
  • Prank Call: In Episode 4, it's stated that Sonic made seven prank calls to emergency services. In the background we hear him call 911 again, eager to make sure they got the "satirical jab" of his previous seven calls.
    Sonic: What do you mean, "hang up bitch"? I will not hang up!
  • Precision F-Strike: Tails absolutely did not expect to run into Sonic having already saved Cream. He was going to save her!
    Tails: SONIC, WHAT THE FU[BLEEP] ARE YOU DOING HERE?!
  • Punny Name: Several.
    • Christopher Thyrdwele Selfenzert
    • Officer Chēsit Etz Thufuz (Cheese it, it's the fuzz!)
    • Cream and Cheese have been renamed Cream and Fraiche.
  • Rabid Cop: Officer Thufuz is clearly having a lot of fun being a bad cop.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: Sonic saves Cream before Tails got the chance to, triggering his Berserk Button. This drives him into a rant so long he's still going when we fade to the next scene.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Knuckles delivers one to Sonic via televised message. Or maybe it was Tails.
  • Record Needle Scratch: In Episode 4, when Sonic interrupts the credits to deliver one last line to Tails.
    Sonic: You ungrateful son of a bitch, I just advocated for you! Get back here so I can renounce you!
  • Recursive Canon: In this world the Sonic franchise is based around the real life Sonic the Hedgehog, who is a celebrity hero.
  • Re-Cut: Episode 2, released in January 2016, ended up being pulled in early 2019 due to the use of the song Lowrider by the band War. The situation was taken advantage of to bring the quality of the editing up to par with the most recent episodes, being upscaled to 720p (bringing it in line with 3 and onward, a major visual boost to added graphics like Sonic's comedy album cover), the volume mixing improved (to the massive benefit of the stairwell scene), and general tightening to improve the pacing (namely cutting the Fraiser-style caption, a joke that actively hurt the audience retention and wouldn't make any sense unless you got the reference).
  • Reference Overdosed: You'd better brush up on your knowledge of the franchise, there are four separate jokes based around Sonic Adventure references in the first episode alone.
  • The Resenter: Tails.
  • Revenge: Episode 4 follows Tails' absurd revenge plot to get back at Sonic for...well, being more respected than him. See Green-Eyed Monster.
  • Rounded Character: Tails and Sonic are increasingly fleshed out as the series goes on, and with it the depths of their toxic relationship only become more clear.
  • Sanity Slippage: As the series goes on, Tails is turning out to be quite the psychologically unstable chap.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Tails of all people channels this briefly.
    Amy: I don't want to die next to Tails!
    Tails: Too bad, I'm takin' yo skinny ass with me!
  • Self-Deprecation: Episode 4 cracks a joke about its plot, which is very abnormally complex for an abridged series.
    Eggman: Wait, who switched with Sonic again? I can't keep up, this is all nonsense!
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: The series can feature some pretty verbose dialogue, though this has also been used for comedic effect; see Antiquated Linguistics, above.
    • Sonic's ridiculously expansive vocabulary in Episode 4 is an especially intense example, and maintained throughout the majority of the episode. Word of God was wall too eager to note that said dialogue was written entirely without the use of a thesaurus or outside research.
  • Shameless Self-Promoter: Tails would like you to know that he is better than Sonic, and he will remind you of this five to ten times a day.
  • Snap Back: Episode 4 ends with Tails, having body-swapped with Knuckles, abandoning his friends to go solo. In the following episode everything is back to normal without even a throwaway explanation, although Word of God has it that there was an abandoned Lost Episode that would have continued off that ending and directly resolved it.
  • Shout-Out: So many it has its own page.
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Xonic S falls on the cynical side of the spectrum.
  • Something Completely Different: Episode 4.
  • So Unfunny, It's Funny: Sonic's wise-cracking often tends to fall under this, particularly in the first episode where it's Up to Eleven.
  • Sour Supporter: Tails, and how.
  • Sound-Effect Bleep: Over Tails' Precision F-Strike.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: KyoSo seems to love this trope, as it was frequently employed in Sonic the Other Movie long before this series.
    • "Surfin' Summer" plays in Episode 3 as Missile Hands destroys the beach.
  • Southern Gentleman: Knuckles, initially.
  • Speak in Unison: Sonic, Tails and Cream do this extremely sarcastically after Chris states the obvious in episode 2.
    Chris: Oh, I know! You're all gonna say "Eggman's here too!"
    Tails: No sher, Shitlock.
  • Speak of the Devil: Big the Cat grows more powerful each time his name is spoken.
  • Split Screen: Employed 24-style in Episode 2 as Sonic sneaks through Area 99, during which we also see a scientist using a retinal scanner to enter a room right before Sonic arrives at it.
  • The Stinger: Usually an outtake from the episode, in which the VA says something ridiculous in character.
    • Episode 1 has a fake On the Next segment in which Sonic tries to console Tails over the death of Cosmo by insisting he doesn't have to feel sad because she never really loved him. It only gets worse from there.
  • Stock Sound Effects: The show frequently employs sound effects from Sonic games for the Sega Genesis alongside realistic ones.
    • Hanna-Barbera's sound effect library comes into play in the cops' slapstick scene in Episode 1.
  • Storming the Castle: The opening of episode 1, as Sonic and co. infiltrate Eggman's base of operation.
  • Suggestive Collision: Two cops while after tackling Sonic.
    Cop: I've got Johnson's ass in my face, sir! It's a dream come true!
  • Survivalist Stash: Knuckles apparently has a bomb shelter.
    Knuckles: Welp, there go the nukes. Follow me, I’ve got enough baked beans to last us the winter.
  • Take That!: Frequent enough to probably become its own page down the line.
    • In Episode 1:
    Sonic: Geez, you make like four good games and they won't leave you alone
    • Episode 2:
      • Sonic shouts, "Oh shi-" at which the 4Kids logo appears over his face and a completely different voice dubs over him, flatly saying "darn."
      • A man implied to be Ken Penders is at the airbase in Episode 2. After a computer announces "Welcome, Dr. Penders," to him, he accuses it of trying to steal his name.
    Ken Penders: That's my name, and you can't ever say it!
    • Episode 3 has several:
      • When Knuckles loudly proclaims, "We wouldn't be stuck in this hellhole if that airheaded hedgehog hadn't trashed Lord Robotnik's keep!", a sign reading "Missouri Welcomes You" briefly appears over the word "hellhole".
      • The "Burn-man" exchange is a subversion of the infamously punchline-free Burnbot routine from Sonic Boom, something Sonic the Other Movie had previously taken a shot at.
    • Episode 4: Surprisingly absent, although the episode is far more character and story-driven than the others.
    • Episode 5:
      • Chris' dad is Aaron Webber, head of Sonic PR (its social media pages included), who only speaks in broken English promoting Modern Sonic and bashing the older games. His wife translates this into English.
    Aaron Webber: ADVENTURE BAD. MODERN GOOOOOOD.
    Violet: Aaron says he can't wait to see Chris.
    • Later Aaron Webber snaps, screaming to the heavens that he loves Sonic Adventure 2. His wife scolds him, and he sheepishly returns to his "Adventure bad, Modern good" shtick. This is a reference to Webber having stated his love for Adventure 2 in the past, in contrast to the social media pages usually only ever referencing the Adventure era to make fun of it.
    • Eggman takes a shot at states that teach Creationism in school as he prepares to send his robotic teacher to take over.
    Eggman: The Missouri school system won't be able to resist this intelligent design.
    • The abusive cop from Episode 1 returns, this time announcing he's turning off his body cam as he chases down Mr. Stewart for stealing his Dave's Double with Extra Cheese.
    • Amy laments that Chris plays Sonic Forces over Mania.
    • Tails chastises Chris' parents for raising him on Sonic games instead of buying an Xbox or something.
    • The Robo Teacher lets Chris read Atlas Shrugged, causing him to embrace the ideology of Ayn Rand.
    Robo Teacher: I taught you philosophy! You learned a whole lot, right? Help me out here!
    Chris: I'm an objectivist now. I don't need to help anyone!
    Eggman: See? One look at Atlas Shrugged and you've broken his brain.
  • The Teaser: With the exception of the very first, each episode features a cold opening whose punchline cues the opening titles.
  • Up to Eleven: Episode 4 ditches the source material's plot and lets Tails drive the show off his meds. The result is an absurdly elaborate and crazy episode that took three times as long as any other to be released.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: When this series makes references to the Sonic franchise, it hits a balance between the obvious and the deeply obscure.
  • Void Between the Worlds: Where Sonic finds himself after Chaos Control.
  • Voices Are Mental: Averted at the start of Episode 4, then played straight after The Reveal.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Big dies literally four seconds into the series. Or so we thought.
  • Wham Line: Present in both Tails-centric episodes.
    • Episode 4 manages to have Sonic deliver two in a row. Doubles as The Reveal for that episode, exposing the Grand Theft Me plot.
    Sonic: It might be of note that I for the first time ever remembered to take my medication this morning. (sniffs the flower) Oooo, peruvian lilies with just a soupçon of lavender.
    Knuckles: You...you didn’t say olfactory sensation! You’re just as stupid as ever.
    Sonic: That’s you in there Tails, isn’t it? [chuckles] You hijacked Knuckles! That's really funny. Up top!
    • Episode 6 has more of an emotional Wham Line when the Tornado goes into a nosedive, the initially humorous scene taking sharp turn after one last gag.
    Tails: Oh no! No no no no NO NO NO NO I DON'T WANT TO DIE!
    Sonic: What?! You die all the time!
    Tails: I can't die now! I haven't done anything with my life! I don't have any fans, I've never saved the day, I have nothing to show for it! NOTHING!
  • Weirder Than Usual: Sonic and Tails, in Episode 4.
    Amy: OK, you and Tails have been acting really weird today.
    Sonic:“Today”? Amy, you know Tails records his own ASMR, right?
    Amy: And can’t go to sleep without it, fair enough.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Chris.
  • Yandere: Amy, taken Up to Eleven.
  • You No Take Candle: Chris has some bizarre speech patterns.
  • Zany Scheme: In Episode 4, Tails attempts to work out his inferiority complex by seeking Eggman's help to body-swap with Knuckles so he can beat the crap out of Sonic.


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