Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog/Characters

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The Heroes

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • Badbutt
  • Big Brother Instinct: Probably the most emphasised usage of any Sonic incarnation. He looks out for Tails constantly and regularly goes frantic the moment something happens to him.
  • Catch Phrase: "Up, over and gooone!", "I'm waaaaiiiiiiitiiiiiing...", "Gotta speed, keed!", "You got it ace - let's race!" amongst other rhyming phrases.
  • Chick Magnet
  • Defrosting Ice King : Shown retrosepctively in 'Tails new home' Sonic is shown to be jerk before he met Tails, he also acts jerkishly toward some other people before learning to respect them.
  • The Hero
  • Karmic Trickster: The show nudges Sonic's characterization into this category, where he uses all sorts of mental tricks and misdirection to deflate Robotnik's plans.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Much of Sonic's disguises are this. One's just Sonic with a hat and a bag of mail, and they fall for it.
    • Lampshaded by Sonic when, to his alarm, sufficient doses of downloaded ninjutsu allow Scratch and Grounder to see through a disguise.
      • Also in the episode Grounder the Genius twice. The first time Sonic visits the fortress as a "Chip Recycler" and looks for the genius chip. Grounder says he has it which Sonic tries to get him, however Grounder, now being a genius, petrifies him aware that this would happen. Another example is later where Grounder makes out a trap and tosses it away far before anything bad happens. Sonic takes off his disguise and Grounder states he already knew Sonic was going to pull that.
    • At one point, Sonic even winks at the audience while showing himself through disguise.
    • In Too Tall Tails Sonic actually takes off his disguise mid way through one of his schemes. Scratch and Grounder still don't recognize him!
      • Dr. Robotnik actually does manage to see through the majority of Sonic's disguises, however the few times he does it is either a few moments too late, or he's too far away to tell Grounder and Scratch, the ones typically being tricked.
  • Parental Substitute: To Tails, who happily accepts that Sonic's his "mom, dad, and picket-fence".
  • Race Lift: Simply put, Jaleel White, who is dark skinned, didn't want Sonic to sound too black.
  • Rhymes on a Dime
  • Rule-Abiding Rebel
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Sonic in some of his disguises counts for this.
  • Smug Super: At times.
  • Teen Genius: Sonic has his moments of this.
  • Totally Radical
  • Trademark Favourite Food: Chili-dogs.
  • Walking the Earth

Miles "Tails" Prower

The Badniks

Dr. Ivo Robotnik

Hotcakes... How nice... You know what I like on my hotcakes? CHOPPED CHICKEN BRAINS!!!

  • Beware the Silly Ones: It is often implied Robotnik is only ineffective due to Sonic, a lot of episodes show the heroes encountering civilians that have already been enslaved or terrorized by Robotnik due to Sonic not being around. Not to mention the odd occasion Robotnik even manages to get one over the hedgehog.
  • Big Bad
  • Butt Monkey: Sonic pulls no punches making him suffer. One of the best examples is the "Zoobotnik" episode.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Played with. Sure, he likes being called despicable but there are moments when he will pretend to be a hero if his plans require it. An example of this would be Over The Hill Hero, where he says to Captain Rescue "I think we can fight rotten-ness just as good as that hedgehog..
  • Catch Phrase: "I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG!!!"
  • Dastardly Whiplash: Has some of this trope's characteristics, most notably moustache-twirling, open and two-dimensional eeevilness and bombastic diabolical laughter.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Dr. Robotnik fears his mother, but he still loves her.
  • Evil Laugh: Robotnik has a few utterly excellent ones
  • Evil Is Hammy: Robotnik takes it up to eleven.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Though Robotnik's villainy is taken somewhat lightly, some of it can seem pretty extreme when you think about it.
  • Freudian Excuse: Dr. Robotnik is implied to have one in the form of his abusive mother, Momma Robotnik.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: As buffoonish as he is, most of his gadgets do what they are supposed to and are pretty damn advanced.
  • Genre Savvy: He may not fair much better than Grounder and Scratch in the department of victory, but at least he knows enough to try different methods to keep Sonic away (such as tempered steel and tricking people around Sonic rather than getting Sonic himself), and even then always assumes Sonic will show up and take out Scratch and Grounder at the minimum.
  • Gonk
  • Large Ham: Robotnik. Oh God, Robotnik. And his mother is even worse.
    • Guess it just runs in the family.
  • Last-Name Basis: Dr. Robotnik, whose first name "Ivo" is only mentioned twice in the whole series.
  • Laughably Evil: The doctor is completely ruthless, but it's hard to find a scene he isn't hilarious. Only upped even further due to YouTube Poop.
  • My Beloved Smother: Robotnik, despite his evil nature, is completely at the mercy of his mother, who is even more demanding and has a really bad temper. He has turned on her a couple of occasions though.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Usually rather bumbling and defeated handily by Sonic. There are a fair few times he manages to outsmart the hedgehog and temporarily get the upper hand however. It helps he also knows just how to get under Sonic's skin (see above).
  • Robosexual: Robotnik himself proved this when he created a robot wife.
  • Robotic Spouse: Robotnik creates one for himself in one episode
    • And another when he was running for president.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Eggs. Having eggs for breakfast for ten years! No, he does not want any hotcakes for breakfast.
  • Trrrilling Rrrs: Does this quite frrrequently
    • "I'll have to :give myself a PRRRRROMOTION"
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has one at least once an episode.

Scratch & Grounder

  • Annoying Laugh: Scratch: "Ba-HA ha-HAAAA!!"
  • Arm Cannon: Grounder
  • Chew Toy: At least half of the humor in the show revolves around them getting turned into spare parts by Sonic.
  • Do-Anything Robot: Scratch and Grounder are full of all sorts of tools, up to and including inflatable supermodel decoys.
  • Evil Laugh: Scratch's rooster laugh, which sounds like a trumpet.
  • Genre Blindness: Sonic tricks Grounder and Scratch endlessly all the time with various disguises, yet as far as they seem to know there's just a lot of hedgehogs all over the planet with a series of different and very diverse jobs.
  • Harmless Villain: While Robotnik could at least strive to be fearsome every now and then, Scratch and Grounder were completely incompetent for the large majority of the time, when not being defeated easily by Sonic, their plans were taken apart by random civilians or even their own bumbling.
  • Laser Guided Tykebomb: The Sonic Super Special Search and Smash Squad. This combined with Goldfish Poop Gang. Robotnik created Scratch and Grounder for the express purpose of hunting down and killing Sonic, but since the two have only a quarter of a brain between them, Sonic always ends up the winner.
  • The Magnificent: Listening to how Scratch and Grounder address Robotnik is one of the best parts of the show. Such as "Your Masochisticness".
  • Non-Identical Twins Scratch and Grounder, sort of. Scratch was built first, but Grounder was created in the exact same way -- except for Scratch pulling one additional lever on the control panel.
  • Simpleton Voice: Grounder
  • Smug Snake: Grounder, when he temporarily becomes a genius.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: Grounder
  • Those Two Bad Guys:


  • Butt Monkey: Takes abuse most of the time simply for existing despite his rather extreme effort and enthusiasm, getting demoted constantly for mostly nothing. Scratch and Grounder aren't much better off either, but unlike Coconuts they at least don't get demoted (although Robotnik admits they're useless anyways and they did get demoted one time as backup singers). It helps that he actually is a monkey
  • The Unfavorite: Gets it much worse than Scratch and Grounder, which is really saying something.

Other Characters


Momma Robotnik

Robotnik Jr.

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