- Awesome Music: "What I'm Made Of" and "His World- Solaris Phase 2" were used during Sonic and Metal's final fight.
- Memetic Mutation:
Sonic: You can't beat me, Metal. You're supposed to be a perfect copy of me, so that must mean you think and act just like me! I'll know everything you do before you do it, because it's exactly what I would do! STRANGE, isn't it?!
- Sonic delivers a variation on the classic line from the original OVA:
Metal: Why did you say it like that?
- A bunch of other Sonic memes show up as dialogue. "Gotta go fast!" "Get a load of this!" "Way past cool!" "That's NO good!"
- The iris open at the beginning is the silhouette of this.
- Take That, Scrappy!: Sara is criticized throughout the film for being a human-cat hybrid that the president claims is Sonic's girlfriend.
- Squick: Any mention of Sara's half-cat heritage or drawing attention to the fact that Robotnik wants to marry her and have her carry his children."WII GUN A PORK!"
- Tear Jerker: The scene of Sonic trying to save Metal, and Metal refusing, is played completely straight (except the "potty man" part).Sonic: Metal! Take my hand, Metal!Knuckles: (grabs Sonic) Are you out of your mind?! That thing's a goddamn killing machine! Why are you trying to save him?!Sonic: He saved the President, Knuckles! There might be some good in him somewhere! There might be a chance for us toMetal: (smacks Sonic's hand away)Sonic: Huh?Metal: Death... is my only salvation... potty man... look on the bright side... now we know... who the true Sonic(cuts off as he sinks into the magma)
YMMV / Sonic The Abridgehog