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The cover of Issue #15, a retelling of the Issue #0.

Sonichu is a fan Webcomic created by Christine Weston Chandler (formerly Christian Weston Chandler), starring (at least initially) the eponymous electric hedgehog Pokémon and his friends.

Sonichu started as some sort of Pokémon/Sonic the Hedgehog crossover world, and the first few issues focus on Sonichu's origin, his meeting with his "heartsweet" Rosechu (based heavily on Amy Rose), and a supporting cast of other Hedgehog Pokémon of various types. But in issue #2 and from issues #4-7, the series crystallizes into its present form, as Chris-Chan takes center stage, standing her ground against, among others, evil mall cops, a malevolent witch, and internet trolls.


Tropes present in Sonichu:

  • Age Cut: Done in the Spring Break issue to show that certain characters are of legal age to be true and honest couples.
  • All There in the Manual: Multiple cases, to the point where many of the villains are only properly described in the series' Universe Bible, affectionately dubbed the CWCipedia.
  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Almost literally: Mid-panel, there will often be a cautionary message, like encouraging parents to pay attention to the age ratings on the games their kids play, or to plug LittleBigPlanet.
  • Animated Actors: Supposedly Sonichu and Rosechu are married and have children "outside" of the comic... which makes it even more difficult to figure out on what level of reality all this insanity is taking place on. Even the characters themselves are having trouble with telling the difference between their reality and in-universe fiction, such as Sonichu mistaking drawings of Rosechu in the nude as real candid photographs of her.
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  • Art Evolution: Starting with issue 5, characters use some vaguely animesque expressiond, such as ^_^, sweat drops, and Cross-Popping Veins.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Black Sonichu Medallion worn by Reldnahc.
  • Artifact Title: Sonichu was originally about the adventures of the titular Electric Hedgehog Pokémon. Then the comic shifted focus to the misadventures of Chris-Chan.
  • As the Good Book Says...: Rosechu uses Joseph’s story to remind Sonichu to show forgiveness to Jason Kendrick Howell. This is immediately thrown out the window when Jason beans Rosechu with a pickle and she responds by face raping him.
  • Author Avatar: Chris-Chan appears in the comic as a major character, eventually becoming the main focus.
  • Author Appeal: Numerous references to anime and Adult Swim programs, a Monty Python quote or two, and most famously Rosechu making pornographic pictures of herself to try countering troll accusations of her having a "pickle".
  • Deus ex Machina: Magi-chan is "psychic", which means that he can teleport anyone in and out of action and explain, out of the blue, what the heck the other characters are supposed to actually do in these stories. Psychic powers: the perfect putty to plug plot holes.
  • The Devil Is a Loser: Beel, ostensibly a Satan analogue, but also the peevish secretary of the 4-Cent Garbage HQ.
  • Disappeared Dad: Done retroactively for Wild in Sonichu #8.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Chris-Chan inflicts a horrible curse on the Jerkhief that results in the loss of the his family, home, and everything he owns—for arresting her over... something. It was never properly explained.
    • In Sonichu 10, Author Avatar Chris and Sonichu attack the Tower with The Power of Rock which causes the building to collapse, killing 100 of its workers and injuring another 150. Chris-Chan's following dialogue makes it clear that she thinks they deserved it... for being trolls.
    • A guy calls Family Guy's Meg Griffin a man. Chris gets upset. The guy calls her "Madam Chrissy". She punches the man in the face.
    • Based on rather flimsy evidence, they linked Alec, Evan, Sean, and Mao to the murder of Simonla Rosechu. So what does Author Avatar Chris do? Have a show trial with an obviously biased judge, order the four to be executed and then kill them onscreen in the most brutal ways possible.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Crystal, Chris-Chan's sisternote .
  • Distress Ball: Rosechu carries this in Issue 1. When she was kidnapped by Black Sonichu and imprisoned in a secret base, she didn't even break out because the bars were rubber-coated. Sonichu has to free her by spindashing into them, but she can spin dash as well, so she could have freed herself.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Rosechu's heroic "face-rape" of Jason Kendrick Howell.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: Ivy’s vision of becoming Chris-Chan’s girlfriend. Even better, God and Jesus back her up on it.
  • Dungeon Master: Magi-Chan has elements of this kind of character. Despite being near omniscient and very powerful, he usually does little more than teleport other characters where they need to go and serve as comic's resident Mr. Exposition.
  • Egopolis: CWCville, where everything is named after the mayor. The currency (C-Quarters and W-Quarters), the only known radio station, (KCWC) the soda brand. (CWC Cola) The mayor's birthday is celebrated as Christian Love Day.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: The rainbow formed from Sonichu's creation, which turned a Raichu into Rosechu and made eggs that would eventually hatch into the Chaotic Combo and Silvana.
  • Evil Is Petty: Mary Lee Walsh and the Jerkops have nothing better to do than keep Chris-Chan from getting a girlfriend.
  • Evil Twin: Played straight with Reldnahc Notsew Naitsirhc, who is the complete opposite of Chris-Chan, a member of Team Rocket who later came out of the closet, and later still was cured of homosexuality. Also, Black Sonichu (later renamed Blake, to avoid looking racist), who is to Sonichu what Shadow is to Sonic.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: The 4-Cent Garbage Headquarters, all 66+ 6 floors of it.
  • Expansion Pack Past:
    • The Chaotic Combo were originally birthed by the rainbow created when Sonichu became a Sonic/Pikachu hybrid, in the late '90s, at the same time as Sonichu. Supposedly this created all the Sonichus at once, except then the writer started adding in more and more Sonichus, some of whom were said to be older than Sonichu or Rosechu. But after the author started drawing then in sex scenes, she had realized a bit late that the characters were underage. In response, she declared the eggs were sent back in time, making everyone 18 or older, and that others were hurled though time and space.
    • Taken to extremes on the CWCipedia, which contains everything from the obvious long time ago (like Sonichu and Rosechu being married and having children) to the plot-relevant, none of which shows up in the comic.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Jason Kendrick Howell, who thus looks like Big Boss.
  • Fatal Flaw: Chris-chan just can't get the girl. And later on in the comic, she can't keep her.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Anytime anybody dies in the comic, their survivors take a panel or so to say "we've got to move on" and do just that.
  • For the Evulz: All of the villains have little motivation towards tormenting Chris-Chan "because." The closest thing to a given explanation is that they just don't want her to find love.
  • Freudian Excuse: Mary Lee Walsh (AKA Slawheel the Witch) hates love because she's a social outcast who isn't loved herself.
  • Frozen in Time: The popularity of franchises, aspects, popular music, fads and toys within the comics and the subject's life seems to be stuck perpetually in 1999.
  • Furry Confusion: Your average CWCville Pokémon has about a 50/50 chance of being either a regular Pokémon or a humanoid Poké-person with clothes and Non-Mammal Mammaries.
  • Generation Xerox: Sandy Rosechu, Simonla Rosechu's daughter. Introduced as a way of keeping Simonla after killing her off.
  • Godwin's Law: Beel, a secretary for 4-cent garbage, was revealed to be an assistant for Hitler and is condemned to being a troll for all eternity.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Jiggliami's song "War of Love" (a ripoff of "Love is War" by Miku Hatsune) in Episode 18.
  • Groin Attack: Called 'Kicking them in the Sourdough Area'. Performed unto a Jerkop in Subepisode 1, and recommended by Chris-Chan as the ideal form of self-defense against both regular and King Mook king-sized Jerkops in Sub-Episode 6.
  • Nonhumans Lack Attributes: Subverted. Although some scenes portray the title character (and others) as featureless, the author goes out of his way in issue #8 to explain the anatomical details that conceal their genitalia and nipples.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The Chaotic Combo does not produce chaos on a regular basis. Magi-chan is a psychic, not a mage. Bionic is not a cyborg, an android, or a robot. Collosal-chan is no bigger than Chris-Chan. Super Chris-chan Sonichu is just Chris-chan Sonichu with some wing hairclips on. We still have no idea what Merried Senior Comic is supposed to even mean.
  • Not Right in the Bed: This is how Bubbles Rosechu discovers her lover is really resident shapeshifting Hermaphrodite Silvana. They never really got around to the sex.
  • Number of the Beast: The 4-Cent Garbage Headquarters is "66+ 6" stories tall.
  • Off-Model: Despite being one of the few cases where there isn’t a uniform model to begin with, seeing the characters randomly change size or even shape in the same page is very disorienting.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Sonichu saves Slaweel Ryam's life in episode 20 because "the final blow belongs to Christian." Chris-Chan returned the next issue, had a heart-to-heart talk with Slaweel, learned about her Freudian Excuse, declared she'll never forgive her anyway and beat her up, paralyzing her in the process.
  • Only Sane Man: Perhaps unintentionally, Magi-Chan.
  • Orphaned Series: If not one already, then at least speedily headed that way.
  • Pair the Spares: Common. For instance, when people thought Magi-Chan is a homosexual due to not having a girl and his actions, he was paired up with Silvana Rosechu.
  • Pals with Jesus: Both God and Jesus (aka GodJesus) have appeared in-comic to congratulate Ivy on being Chris' future mate.
  • Panty Shot: Later episodes have a lot of shots of Rosechu's panties.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Despite being CWCville's mayor, Chris-Chan does very little work in comparison to her secretary, former film star Allison Amber.
  • Plot Hole: Chris-Chan eventually makes it "legal for all homosexuals to do as they please within the city", unaware that just a few pages before, she "cured" homosexuality.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up: The daughter of Wild and Simonla transformed from a Rosey into Sandy Rosechu and gained intellectual abilities of a fourth-grader in a mere week since her birth (just in time to contribute to the death sentence of four men).
  • Potty Failure: Reldnahc ends up with DIRTY, CRAPPED BRIEFS after Chris-Chan curses him.
  • The Power of Rock: Used to demolish the 4-Cent Garbage building by, believe it or not, using Guitar Hero/Rock Revolution instruments to sing a song about how much better Power Rangers used to be, sung to the tune of Cat Scratch Fever.
  • Product Placement: There's plenty of free advertising for products Chris likes. For example, Issue 10 features an ad for LittleBigPlanet and a warning not to buy or download illegal versions of it for the Wii and Xbox 360, even though they don't exist.
  • Punny Name: Chris-Chan is pronounced pretty much like Christiannote .
  • Put on a Bus: Several. Metal Sonichu is still up on the moon, waiting for his comeback; Sarah Hammer, aka Saramah Rosechu, disappeared from the comic after she married William Spicer. Crystal (the sister) was removed when she was trapped in the "dark mirror" by Mary Lee Walsh and Count Graduon. All the characters promised to go and rescue her, but the next comic was about them going on spring break and having lots of sex, and Crystal hadn't been mentioned again until Chris goes super-mode and ties up the loose ends as quickly as possible. Jiggliami and Blanca were shooed off the comic with a footnote explaining that Jiggliami went away and had a successful career. Chris-Chan herself was removed for a brief period of time after she was lost in the time void. Then she came back, and left again, explicitly announcing that she won't be back and is going to leave the story to its title character. She broke her promise on the very first page of Issue 10.
  • Put on a Bus to Hell: Chris's "sweethearts" in the comic. Then she took out two of her enemy characters not through an honorable fight, but having them realize homosexuality is wrong, that Chris-Chan was right, and suddenly be content to commit suicide by jumping down their building's 72-story elevator shaft.
  • Quest for Sex: The goal of Chris-Chan's "Love Quest”. She finally succeeds in Issue 10.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: A recurring problem in Sonichu.
    • There is a character called Merried Seinor Comic. There’s no indication to what his name actually means.
    • It is "last rites," NOT "last rights."
  • Satellite Love Interest: Rosechu. She pretty much only exists to show that Sonichu is STRAIGHT. Ivy O'Neil in the comics can be considered this too. She's told by God and Jesus that her true love is to be Chris herself once she escapes from the mirror, and she accepts this without question or protest. She's pretty much not characterised at all beyond that.
  • Screw Learning, I Have Phlebotinum!: Somehow, getting smacked with a powered-up hedgehog or a rainbow instantly gives wild rodents the ability to talk and reason like humans.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Reldnahc Notsew Naitsirhc. A fitting name for the evil twin of the Author Avatar.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Count Graduon, the evil spirit defeated long ago by the Cherokee and Wasabi tribes, is sealed in the scepter of the evil witch Mary Lee Walsh and is the Greater-Scope Villain of the comic.
  • Secret Relationship: Bubbles and Blake keep their relationship a secret because... well, it's never really stated.
  • Sex as Rite-of-Passage: A recurring theme.
  • Shock and Awe: Oddly, even though most of the characters are described as "Electric Hedgehog Pokémon," Sonichu is the only one who uses electric powers with any kind of regularity, because they either have secondary typing that they focus on (the Chaotic Combo) or aren't Electric-type at all (Jamsta, Lolisa and Simonla).
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Rosechu, strictly speaking, should be at least as powerful as Sonichu (in fact, she should actually be more powerful since she evolved from a Raichu), but her life revolves around shopping (and spending too much money when she does it), giving gifts to Sonichu, and getting kidnapped.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: In Issue 9, PandaHalo was burned alive and Ivy was strangled by elevator wire.
  • Stylistic Suck: The Take That! given towards Asperchu.
  • Super Empowering: Chris-chan can give people, like her dog, superpowers.
  • Super Mode: Ultra Sonichu, based on Super Sonic. Colossal Chan, based on the Super Saiyan 4 transformation.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Sandy serves as a replacement to Simonla after her death by filling out basically the same role she had. Sandy is also Simonla’s daughter and takes quite a few design cues from her.
  • This Is a Drill: Simonla has a drill at the end of her tail and can turn her hand into drills.
  • Totally Radical:
    • Much of the slang dates back to the 1990s, and can date as far back as the '80s.
    • Jamsta Sonichu is a DJ for a radio station who regularly uses retro slang.
  • Transformation Trinket: The Sonichu Medallion allows Chris-Chan to transform into the super-powered Chris-chan Sonichu. It was later Retconned that it was actually her high school ring that gave her powers, thus creating a new MacGuffin.
  • Troll: They're depicted in an uncomplimentary fashion.
  • Unsound Effect: *teleports in* among many others. They're all mostly based on Pokémon moves since 99% of the characters are Pokémon.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Jason Kendrick Howell throws a pickle at Rosechu, she snaps, strips naked, and claws the shit out of his head while face-raping him.
  • Unusual Euphemism:
    • In Sonichu #7, Sonichu uses the word "raincoat" for a condom as part of a pun.
    • In this comic, "pickle" is usually used as a euphemism for penis.
  • Vanity License Plate: Chris-Chan has one. It reads "SONICHU."
  • Villain Decay: Blake goes from being Sonichu’s arch-nemesis to complaining about Reldnahc to him in the middle of an episode. Then, he hooks up with Bubbles and becomes her Satellite Character before being almost entirely written out.
  • Visual Pun: Internet trolls are represented as troll dolls.
  • Wall of Text: The most common form of dialogue. It gets so bad some pages even have numbers telling the readers in what order to read the text in. Taken Up to Eleven in Issue #16, in which blocks of exposition take up the majority of most pages, with illustrations being relegated to narrow columns or even the margins.
  • Wham Episode: The end of issue 10 has one of the most shocking twists in the comic. Simonla’s death as well as the trial and execution/punishment of the Asperpedia team make up the grimmest scenes in the comic.
  • Weaksauce Weakness:
    • Anything remotely phallic besides his own "duck" makes Sonichu whimper, whine, and gag. Even pickles on a burger.
    • On another note, touching the white mark on Chris-chan Sonichu's chest will make her revert to human form.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Metal Sonichu evidently survives his defeat in Sonichu #1 which results in a Cliffhanger ending, but has yet to reappear in the comic since.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Mary Lee Walsh. Even after her Freudian Excuse (having never been loved herself) is revealed to her adversary, she still beats her into a state of paralysis.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: The reason why Sonichu exists in the first place.
  • Xanatos Roulette: The plan Sean, Evan, Alec and Mao hatch to kill Simonla Rosechu apparently hinges on Simonla going to the toilet in a cinema after the movie is over, going to one particular stall, not having anyone go to the toilet before her and not noticing a Voltorb (a large red and white orb with eyes) poorly hidden behind the toilet.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: Chris-Chan spent nine months trapped in the Time Void, but to her it felt closer to just one month.


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