Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Underground)

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Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Underground)
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"This hedgehog never needed anyone before and he doesn’t now!"
Gender: Male
Type: The Annoying Side of Sonic
Age: 15
Species: Hedgehog
Portrayed by: Jaleel White (English)
Olivier Korol (French)
Status: Alive
Media of Origin: Sonic Underground


Sonic the Hedgehog is the titular main protagonist from the video game franchise of the same name. He is the brother of Sonia and Manic, the friend of Knuckles, and one of the main protagonists of Sonic Underground. He was voiced by Jaleel White in the English dub, and Olivier Korol in the French dub.

Why He's Way Past Uncool

NOTE: This is only focusing on the Sonic Underground TV version of Sonic, since his video game and other TV versions of him are likable.

  1. This version of Sonic has a poor grasp of his own source material, as his backstory was changed in which he had a brother and sister.
  2. His design is very outdated and/or rehashed and this is especially laughable since he looks more like a fan-made character that was made using DeviantArt.
  3. He tries way too hard to be cool, but he always comes off as a major dork. Sounds familiar?
  4. His singing voice (which is provided by Samuel Vincent) is just horrible.
  5. If you combined the corniest and cheesiest parts about Sonic's traits from both Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic SatAM, you basically have this Sonic in a nutshell.
    • As with most western adaptations of Sonic, he is usually seen scarfing down on so many chili dogs, but this time he does it in a rather obnoxiously gluttonous way.
  6. Despite his cocky demeanor, he can sometimes have low expectations for almost everything.
  7. His voice is at its worst here, as he sounds super annoying in this show, to the point where his voice from the two Sonic shows above sound more tolerable (and at least were good for the most part).
  8. In a couple of episodes, he would sometimes act like a jerk to his friends and siblings from time to time.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. While he's the least focused and (usually) the least serious of the three, he's also the one who wreaks the most havoc with Robotnik's plans.
  2. Despite being a slightly caustic wisecracker, he still cares about Mobius, his siblings and is determined to be the ruin of Robotnik's existence.
  3. His character design, while a rehash, is at least identical to his AOSTH and SATAM design.
  4. His Latin American dub voice sounds much better.
    • At least Jaleel White (English) and Olivier Korol (French) reprise their role as Sonic, as was usual with DiC.
    • Also, his singing voice can be passable in the songs "Someday", "I Found My Home", and "Teach the Children, Light the Way".
  5. He has some funny moments here and there.
  6. His next TV appearance, Sonic X, portrayed him a whole lot better, seeing as he redeemed himself and went back to his original self.

Trivia

  • This version of Sonic was the first alternate Sonic featured in the Archie Comics who was taken from an existing branch of the Sonic franchise rather than created new; he would later be followed by the version of Sonic from the universe of Sonic X.
  • Sonic's story -and that of the Sonic Underground series- was intended to be resolved in a single-issue story that was going to be included in Sonic Universe #50, but this was later abandoned.
  • This version of Sonic would be the last to have Jaleel White voicing him.
  • Sonic's quote "I'm waiting" was a common phrase used by his counterparts in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series.

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