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Sonic the Continuation is another Fan Sequel webcomic to Sonic the Comic. It is written by DeviantArt artist Tom Campbell, better known as Okida and the co-writer of Ghosts of the Future, and drawn by him, Dreamcastzx1, and ProfessorZolo (Keep in mind the latter two's art are often NSFW), which can viewed on his DeviantArt page starting with Issue 0.

Sonic the Continuation is a separate continuation project from the more well-known Sonic the Comic – Online!. Though it shares a few similarities, it goes in its own direction, and is noted to have a far more serialized, overarching plotline than the other versions. It picks up from the final official arc "Point of No Return" in a completely different direction than Sonic the Comic Online.

It has a crossover with notable Sonic fancomic Okida is also known for, Ghosts of the Future, which takes place in an Alternate Universe of the Sonic game universe. Additionally, it also has a crossover with Okida’s interpretation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles known as Turtle Power.

Sonic the Continuation provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Sally is given a redesign, making her look less squirrel-like than she does in the canon comics, now outright sporting her revamped design from the rebooted continuity of Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics), down to the same outfit and hairstyle as well (although she sported a blue blouse and slicked hairstyle in Issue #0 before taking on her current look. Also, unlike the official Archie comics, her womanly curves are also far more pronounced here).
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: The E-Series were designed by Kintobor before he became Robotnik. As such, they have no organic batteries, allowing Gamma, Delta, Epsilon and Zeta to be Spared by the Adaptation, and changing the reason Beta dies. Now the four live as Cream's Robot Buddies, like Gemerl in the games, much to Vanilla's shock. (Although, Vanilla met Gamma while she was still pregnant- check Interspecies Friendship below).
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Unlike Sonic the Comic - Online, Sonic has sweetened up since Johnny's death, not to a huge extent, since he's still prickly and snarky towards friend and foe alike, but he's certainly treating the Freedom Fighters better than he had in the original run or Online.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Delta, Epsilon and Zeta pull a Heel–Face Turn when Cream stands in to protect Gamma from them.
  • Adaptational Species Change: We do not know what species Grimer is in canon (the closest thing we've got was Nigel Kitching stating he's some sort of non-alien reptile). This comic reveals he's a goblin.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Shadow. He willingly helps Robotnik reestablish his tyrannical dictatorship and even destroys Emerald Hill Zone. Sonic even lampshaded it by comparing Shadow with his Ghosts of the Future counterpart.
    Sonic: "The parallel dimension version of you was way easier to get along with!"
  • Age Lift: Due to only having recently been born, Cream is a baby in this comic, instead of six years old like she is in the games.
  • Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad: So far, it seems to be the case with Shadow, as he reestablishes Robotnik's dictatorship with a smile on his face.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • When it seems Shadow defeated Sonic and Tails, Shorty (with a new armor) came to save them. Subverted, since Shadow then used the Eclipse Canon to destroy Emerald Hill Zone.
    • Earlier on, Porker brought medics to save Vanilla's life after an Egg Pawn shot her.
  • Bluff the Impostor: When a fake Ebony tries to deceive Super Sonic into falling into a pool of acid, Super outsmarts it by doing this.
  • The Bus Came Back: Shortfuse the Cybernik did not appear until the Sonic Adventure 2 arc, when he returns with a Big Damn Heroes moment.
  • Cassandra Truth: Gamma tries to convince Delta, Epsilon and Zeta that Robotnik's master registration program is a malware, and that Robotnik himself is a hacker. At first, they don't believe it, but when Cream steps in to protect Gamma, they realize the master registration program enforces Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, and they delete it to become able to comprehend good.
  • Character Development: Apparently, Super Sonic went through this. After Ebony resurfaced his pacifist side, Super got trapped into a perpetual nightmare. Super realizes this happened to him because Sonic fears him, and, while fighting through Sonic's fears, he managed to be less berserk during transformation.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Simpson the cat is revealed to be a powerful Tantaror named Baktu in disguise.
  • Damsel in Distress: Tikal is kidnapped by Shadow in order to lure Sonic to Central City.
  • Disappeared Dad: The deceased Johnny Lightfoot is implied to be Cream's father.
  • Fan Sequel: Of Sonic the Comic, which ended with the Sonic Adventure arc a decade prior.
  • Fanservice Pack:
    • Receptionik (a minor character in the original run) got this, getting larger breasts, Hartman Hips, legs and being far prettier overall than in the original run. There is a reason she got Ascended Extra. She does seem to like her legs, as she was rooted to Robotnik's base before.
    • Between issue 10 and issue 15, Tekno got Hartman Hips.
  • Furry Female Mane: Rouge is given a white ponytail that matches her fur colour. Until Amy cuts it off with a crossbow bolt, that is.
  • Heel Realization: Super Sonic has one when he sees Ebony's grave in Sonic's subconscious. He snaps out of it after seeing Johnny Lightfoot's grave, the only real one (it even says: "The Real Hero"), which prompt his Character Development.
  • He's Back!:
    • Commander Brutus is revealed to have survived as a disembodied head and intended to take advantage of G.U.N. in order to make a comeback before moving his timing when the Commander intends to destroy the Metarex which he intends to examine for himself.
    • The Kintobor Computer, after having seemingly vanished in Issue 2, returned in Issue 19, having been given a new body resembling Kintobor's original body. Apparently, he used the nanites of Nicole's Ghosts of the Future counterpart to build it.
  • How We Got Here: Issue 0 starts with Sonic fighting Metal Sonic, then flashes back to how it all started.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The issues drawn by DreamcastZX1 feature Amy, Sally, Ebony, Rouge, Christina, Tekno and even Receptionik as far more voluptuous and shapely than in canon. Rouge in particular is given a big set of boobs.
  • I Choose to Stay: Tikal decides to remain in the future instead of returning to the past where she would possibly die.
  • Insistent Terminology: The Metallix prototype insists on being called Metal Sonic.
  • Interspecies Friendship: E102-Gamma strikes up one with Vanilla.
  • Karma Houdini: Grimer gets out of punishment for his crimes by becoming the Earth United Federation's ambassador to Mobius, which gives him diplomatic immunity. Once Earth then merges with Mobius, the Mobian officials fully pardon him as he then takes up work as head researcher of G.U.N.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Ebony invokes this on Super Sonic, seemingly erasing his memories after defeating Chaos, which revers him to his more pacifist side. Downplayed as Super actually remembers Chaos and that he's been fused back with Sonic, and is less berserk when he emerges. This is perhaps caused by Character Development, because as soon as Ebony turns Super good, Sonic locks him into a continuous nightmare which took 15 issues for him to escape from.
  • Mythology Gag: On Tails' phone, Sonic's name is "SEGABOY91", referencing Sega and the year of the first Sonic title was released).