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Sonic: The G.U.N. Project is a fan webcomic by artist, Chauvels

The story uses the Archie Sonic characters and sets them in an Alternate Universe where the Freedom Fighters (namely Sonic, Knuckles and Sally) have joined up with G.U.N. to capture their number one fugitive, Shadow the Hedgehog. But something seems off about the whole operation and Sonic and his friends try to find out what's going on and what Shadow is really up to.

Currently at three issues. You can start reading it from here.

Sonic: The G.U.N. Project has the following tropes:

  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: After Tower rewrites history in Issue 3, Sonic and Tails (who's now referred to as Miles) are more antagonistic than brotherly in the new reality.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Commander Tower is much less noble in this version.
  • Alternate Universe: A pretty obvious one, Sonic and the Freedom Fighters work for G.U.N. while Shadow is a fugitive.
  • Art Evolution: Chauvels initially started this off as a sketch drawn comic. Issue two and beyond would be done in color and improve on the character designs.
  • Combination Attack: Sonic and Shadow use the Double Spin-Dash attack during their fight against Commander Tower.
  • Defector from Decadence: Shadow was originally with G.U.N. as usual, until he went rogue for an unknown reason. He reveals later that he found out that Commander Tower was deceiving him and had planned to use a cracked Chaos Emerald to re-write history.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Sally and Rouge get into one in the first issue.
  • Insistent Terminology: Nack goes by his original name, Fang, here.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Shadow finally is able to explains his actions in wanting to keep G.U.N. from using the Emerald's power to change the timeline. Sonic asks why he just didn't say so...
    Shadow: And when exactly was I given a chance to explain? Between punches?!
  • Poor Communication Kills: If Shadow had been upfront with Sonic, Knuckles and Sally in the first encounter, they could've likely stopped Commander Tower sooner. By the time he did, the three had unwittingly clued in Tower that Shadow was onto him and forced him to get involved.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the third issue, despite efforts from the heroes and nearly defeating Commander Tower. Tower is able to perform a last minute move with his mech suit that knocks everyone out. By the time Sonic recovers, Tower manages to get his hands on the cracked Chaos Emerald and perform a Chaos Control, re-writing the timeline.
  • The Gunslinger: Practically everyone in this comic, including Sonic, uses guns in their fights. Fittingly Shadow is a master of wielding double barrels. Least in the first two issues.
  • Title Drop: Done in this page which reveals that the titular project involved G.U.N. using a Chaos Emerald and a device to change history to their whims, including getting rid of Shadow.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: Tower reveals that they rebuilt Metal Sonic in the hopes to have him work for G.U.N, but severely underestimated his A.I when they activated him.
  • Wham Line:
    • Issue One:
    Sonic: (while fighting Metal Sonic) The last time we tangled, Metal Butt, I left you in scraps! When did Eggman give you an upgrade?
    Metal Sonic: You think that fool gave me a new body? Why I have G.U.N to think for these new improvements. Oh did the G.U.N. commander leave out that piece of information during your briefing?
  • Wham Shot:
    • The second to last page of Issue 1 reveals that Shadow was the one to attack the heroes, and took the damaged Chaos Emerald with him.