- Alas, Poor Villain: Dark Oak.
- Breakout Character: Fang The Sniper. His Curb-Stomp Battle of the Chaotix has fans clamouring for his origin before finally debuting in Chapter 14 proper.
- Continuity Lock-Out: Since this is an origin series, the references go back as far as the first game! And that is not including the two comic series and the two animated series.
- Crazy Awesome: Sticks runs on this trope.
- Crosses the Line Twice: Fang's crew rigging a nearby children's hospital that also doubles as a Chao garden AND kitten orphanage to explode is terrible indeed. The sheer amount of Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs when listing the bad outcome makes it so blatantly over the top that it ends up looping straight to Black Comedy.
- Evil Is Sexy: Blanc and Rouge. Taken Up to Eleven for Rouge during the events of Sonic Unleashed.
- Family-Unfriendly Aesop: Chapter 10-'Happy endings' are just a period of time until something else happens.
- Fanfic Fuel: In light of all the bombshells the cast dropped on each other, it's nice to see the impact in the future.
- Foe Yay: Implied by Amy when her origin didn't involve Eggman in any way. She realizes that they have been fighting him for so long that they just could not imagine a world without him!!!
- "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: When it was discovered that even the Rogues own Extreme Gear boards suffer from the same radioactive defects that would turn the user into a walking fragile display despite being its inventor, it was implied that Wave may have rigged this on purpose instead of typical corporate laziness.
- Growing the Beard: The early chapters are simple origin stories that you can just read for fun. Then come chapter 4 and onwards, the implications of Sonic's world are played straight to make the world a truly fleshed out place, dropping quite a lot of heavy and deep subjects. Unfortunately, it had the side effect of making the waiting time and the length of each chapter longer and longer....
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Vector's speaking in Noir about how the Chaotix became detectives in Chapter 4. One and a half years later, Sonic Universe #91-#94 has Vector speaking Noir in his opening narrations...only to crumple a few textboxes in due to a lack of vocabulary.
- It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: Also acting as a Take That!. Sonic's primary compliant on the current set of games. Specifically from Sonic Unleashed onwards and the subsequent spinoffs.
- Jerkass Woobie: Since the Djinn can only grant other people wishes but never their own, they keep getting attacked by pretty much everyone else in the galaxy. They are so sick of it that they blew up their own planet to trick everyone else that they are wiped out not before evacuating the entire population into ships like Babylon Garden and purposely isolating each ship from each other to ensure maximum stealth. If any ship was caught, they would kill themselves so that their would-be captors wouldn't just wish for the location of the othe colony ships. When Astral Babylon, Babylon Garden at that time, crashed on Mobius, upon realising that it is already inhabited, the denizens started a life of raiding as payback so that they will never be called upon to wish for others again.
- Magnificent Bastard: Fang singlehandedly disables the entire cast from just arresting him right there and then with a simple hostage situation and a display of his Story-Breaker Power level of Gun Fu. After he finished telling his origin, he leaves behind enough Paranoia Fuel about the hostage situation to stop the cast from going after him.
- Unexpected Character: Shade of the Nocturnus makes a surprise return to test out the warp belts that would bring the races in Twilight Cage back to Mobius. Sadly, an Omochao triggered her PTSD and made her realize that its master is still alive, scaring her and by extension the rest of the inhabitants into remaining in Twilight Cage.
YMMV / Sonic Origins