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The Murder of Me is a Sonic the Hedgehog fancomic created by Gigi Dutreix (who now writes and illustrates for Sonic the Hedgehog (IDW)) and featuring the hedgehog trio: Sonic, Shadow, and Silver the Hedgehog.

Many years ago, there were three brothers named Zielo, Heephis and Celios and they lived in the universe without any evil in their souls. But one day, the three brothers were corrupted by "sin" and it turned out that Zielo, the youngest of the three brothers, was the most corrupted. It was then that Zielo murdered his two brothers Celios and Heephis and he ended up absorbing their powers. Zielo then became the only god in existence and he went on terrorizing the world with his limitless powers.

But before Zielo had killed his brother Heephis, Heephis was able to breathe out three souls that would bring an end to Zielo's reign of terror and those souls turned out to be Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog and Silver the Hedgehog. It was then that Sonic, Shadow and Silver realized that they have godly powers and that they must stop Zielo's reign of terror.

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The comic can be found on Gigi Dutriex's DeviantArt gallery. The comic also has a YouTube channel, featuring comic dramas, in-character Let's Plays, reaction videos, and Q&A's, livestreams, and more, and a Visual Novel adaptation, which is a parody of the Dating Sim genre and titled The Lover of Me (yes, you get to romance Zielo!).

See also Ghosts of the Future which is another Sonic the Hedgehog fancomic with similar dark and supernatural themes (and also created by a red-headed Promoted Fangirl, albeit by the name of Evan Stanley; in fact she and Dutreix are the closest of friends!).


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This series provides examples of:

  • Alternate Universe Fic: The story takes place in a world where Sonic, Shadow and Silver are soul beings created by a God and therefore have god-like powers.
  • Ax-Crazy: Sonic goes nuts after he is tainted, and becomes very persistent in killing Zielo. He also starts sucking out the powers from Shadow and Silver, which slowly starts to weaken them.
  • Big Bad: Zielo is the main antagonist of the series and is the one that Sonic, Shadow and Silver must defeat.
  • Breather Episode:
    • Issue 8 takes place after Sonic, Shadow and Silver have to fight off a soulless Perfect Chaos, as well as Sonic's friends Amy, Tails and Knuckles, who have all been turned into soulless beings and it's mostly about Sonic, Shadow and Silver learning about the Gods that came before them and how they are destined to defeat Zielo. Also, this issue has much more comedy than the previous issues did.
    • Issue 13 as well as it takes place after Sonic accidentally kills his own mother and becomes tainted as a result and it's mainly Shadow and Silver trying to find a way to rescue Sonic while bonding with each other.
  • Character Development: Shadow starts off being emotionless and distant towards the people he meets, especially towards Sonic and Silver. But as the story progresses, he becomes much more open about his emotions and he starts being more protective towards others, especially towards Silver.
  • Darker and Edgier: Much more so than the official franchise since many characters are either killed off or transformed into "soulless" without any warning.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Sonic himself crosses the horizon when he accidentally kills his mother during his battle with Zielo. This turn of events then causes Sonic to become tainted.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Sonic, Shadow and Silver all display this whenever their god-like powers are activated.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Because of Dr. Eggman's actions against the Mobians in the last few years, many Mobians had distrusted humans. So in order to fix that, the human government decided to execute Dr. Eggman and start the Mobian/Human Treaty. But despite that, the human government is still seen in a horrible light since they forced Sonic to work for them and the soldiers would shoot at his feet if he tried to escape them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold:
    • Sonic may be cocky and over-confident at times, but he does try to help out anyone in need.
    • While Shadow acts distant towards people and is prone to being temperamental, he genuinely wants to protect as many people as he can.
  • Killed Off for Real:
    • Dr. Eggman is executed by the human government before the events of the story take place.
    • As of Issue #11, Bernadette the Hedgehog, Sonic's mother is killed off accidentally by Sonic himself.
  • Mature Animal Story: Even though it features the characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, the story is Darker and Edgier than the official franchise. There are many character deaths, too.
  • Nice, Mean, and In-Between:
    • Silver the Hedgehog is the nice one as he is the most innocent of the three hedgehogs and is more willing to communicate with others.
    • Shadow the Hedgehog is the mean one, as he's the most distant of the three hedgehogs.
    • And Sonic the Hedgehog is In-Between as he can be cocky at times, but does have a good heart.
  • Nightmare Face:
    • The Soulless usually sport a Slasher Smile with jagged teeth whenever they are approaching their victims. One notable example was from Soulless Amy Rose in Issue 6 when Sonic asks what she is and Amy responds with "SOULLESS" giving Sonic a nightmarish smile.
    • Zielo sports a horrific face in Issue 7 when he is about to suck in Sonic, Shadow and Silver alive.
  • Nightmare Sequence: Sonic has several nightmares. One includes him being recruited to the human government for the first time whereupon they immediately start shooting at his feet when he tries to escape.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Zielo destroys worlds with no remorse, and has no problems destroying his "soulless" servants if they have failed him.
  • Slasher Smile: Tainted Sonic sports a bloodthirsty grin whenever he's fighting against Zielo.
  • Wham Episode:
    • In issue 6, Sonic's friends Amy, Tails and Knuckles are transformed into Soulless as they start attacking Sonic, Shadow and Silver.
    • Issue 11 has Sonic fighting against Zielo. But when Sonic tries to stab Zielo he ends up stabbing his mother instead and she ends up dying from the wound. This turn of events then caused Sonic to go tainted.

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