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Encyclopedia > Antoine D'Coolette
Antoine D'Coolette


Current version of Antoine, art by Patrick Spaziante (Sonic, Bunnie, and General D'Coolette can be seen in the background.) Image File history File links Currentantoine. ... Bunnie Rabbot is a fictional character who featured prominently in the animated series, Sonic the Hedgehog, in which she was voiced by Christine Cavanaugh. ...

Publisher Archie Comics
First appearance Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog # 1
Created by DiC Animation
Characteristics
Affiliations Kingdom of Acorn, Sonic the Hedgehog, Freedom Fighters, Knuckles the Echidna, Chaotix, King Acorn's Secret Service
Abilities Master swordsman and aircraft pilot

Antoine D'Coolette is a fictional character appearing in both the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series and comic series. He is a male, anthropomorphic coyote with profound blond hair, sometimes depicted with a small moustache. He is usually depicted as slightly older than the rest of the main characters; his age is usually placed around 19, whereas the other characters are around 16. He has a thick French accent that is expressed prominently in the text of the comic as well as by the voice of his animated character, Rob Paulsen. He debuted in issue #0 of the comic's introductory series, and in episode 1 of the cartoon. In both media he is commonly referred to as "Ant". Though the term was originally used as an insult, it has become a friendly nickname. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #1, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... The DiC Incredible World logo used from 2001 to the present. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the lead character in the self-titled comic book series. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... King Acorns Secret Service is an organization from the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog storyline. ... Alice, a fictional character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th anniversary issue published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... An anthropomorphic character; a cat ascribed human characteristics. ... Binomial name Canis latrans Say, 1823 Coyote range The coyte (Canis latrans, meaning barking dog) also prairie wolf [2]) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the Gray Wolf. ... Robert Fredrick Paulsen, III (born March 11, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) (sometimes credited as Rob Paulson or Vocal Magic) is an American voice actor best known as the voice behind Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Yakko Warner from Animaniacs and Pinky from Pinky and the Brain. ...

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Sonic the Hedgehog ("SatAM")

Antoine Depardieu (the name was used only in the cartoon; he is Antoine D'Coolette in all other versions) was member of the Freedom Fighters fighting against the evil Dr. Robotnik and served mostly as comic relief. In order to win the affection of Princess Sally, Antoine would pretend to be brave, but this often failed, and his cowardly, egotistical and clumsy nature would reveal itself. His romantic rival is Sonic the Hedgehog, who would often make fun of Antoine for his shortcomings. Like most of the other "SatAM" characters, little is revealed about Antoine's past, only that he has been known the other Freedom Fighters since childhood, and that he has some connection to the Royal Guard (likely through his father, as shown in the comics). According to Snively's computer files, Antoine had training as a squire in the "Delmont Province" during his youth. Sally Acorn, Antoine DCoolette, Bunnie Rabbot, and Rotor Walrus are members of the Knothole Village Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters are characters in several of the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universes. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Princess Sally in the Archie comics Her Royal Highness, Princess Sally of Mobius (or Sally Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons in 1994 and Archie comics. ... Sonic the Hedgehog comic book version, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic character). ...


Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Comics)

Origins

In the comics, it is revealed that Antoine's homeland is "Mercia", the equivalent of an amalgamation of France and England on the fictional planet Mobius. Antoine's life ambition is to be a great warrior like his father, the late General Armand D'Coolette. His father disappeared early in Antoine's life, and Antoine took to wearing his father's uniform in remembrance of him. Unbeknownst to him at the time, his father had been captured by Dr. Robotnik. He became one of the Freedom Fighters under Princess Sally, though his timid and fastidious nature seemed rather unsuited to the role of a rebel. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Fleetway (UK) , and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as SatAM... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of theSonic the Hedgehog TV Series and comic series of the same name. ...


Freedom Fighter

Years of fighting against various villains toughened Antoine up, and he soon became a valuable member of the Freedom Fighters. He participated in countless operations against Dr. Robotnik and later Dr. Eggman, the latter of whom was a counterpart of Robotnik from another dimension. Antoine's exploits included saving his Roboticized father. He also defeated Evil Sonic following the criminal's escape from the No Zone, thinking that it was actually Sonic in disguise helping him to impress his father. In the world of Sonic the Hedgehog, Roboticization is a name used to describe the process that the evil Dr. Robotnik uses to transform the anthropomorphic animals of Mobius into robotic slaves. ... Scourge the Hedgehog (originally known as Evil Sonic) is a recurring villain found only in the Archie Comics series. ...


Antoine's case of mistaken identity came back to haunt him when Evil Sonic kidnapped him and switched him for his Anti-Mobius counterpart Patch. Forced to wear the mask of his Prime counterpart, Patch worked behind the scenes to secure the throne of Acorn, even poisoning Antoine's father. Antoine was forced to play the role of his Anti-Mobius self until Sonic finally discovered the switch and rescued him, sending Patch back to Anti-Mobius. Afterwards, he joined the Freedom Fighters in battle against Mammoth Mogul, Ixis Naugus, and the Destructix; he also participated in the sting operation that resulted in the capture of the two wizards, Nack the Weasel, Bark the Polar Bear, and Bean the Dynamite. The Anti-Freedom Fighters are an organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... Mammoth Mogul is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... In the fictional universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ixis Naugus (voiced by Michael Bell and Tim Curry) is a famed sorcerer who was known for creating the mysterious Void. He first appeared in the SatAM cartoon show (and would have become a more important villain had the show not been... The Destructix are an organzation from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... ... Bean the Dynamite is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game Sonic the Fighters, also known in North America and Europe as Sonic Championship. ...


Possible Future

As is the case with many of the main characters, Antoine has been depicted as having counterparts in possible futures. He did not appear in either version of Mobius: 25 Years Later, but a rather distinguished looking, mustachioed Antoine appeared in the future in which NICOLE originated. NICOLE is a fictional, sentient, portable computer from the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series (SatAM) and Sonic the Hedgehog comic books, owned by Princess Sally Acorn. ...


Personality

Antoine was portrayed as arrogant and vain, but many fans argue that he is simply proud and has no particular skills with which to compete with Sonic, who was and is often guilty of the same traits. Many fans think that both characters are maturing, though. In the original TV series and the early comic issues, he is considerably lacking in bravado and machismo; his personality became stronger in the later issues of the Archie comic -- enough so that he was prepared, if necessary, to take on a squad of ComBots armed only with his wit.


When frightened or surprised he often exclaims "Mon dieu!" implying that he may be religious. He has a strong sense of duty and honor, instilled in him by his late father. Although he can be quite amorous, chivalry will not permit him to live with an unmarried female.


Romance

Antoine is known to have had a crush on Princess Sally, but she largely rebuffed his advances, taking offense at his demeanor (it can be argued that Antoine never really loved Sally but pursued her so intently because his father was a big proponent for their marriage). This led to a very early rivalry with Sonic. Although it got very testy at times (for example, Antoine had Sonic tried for treason after the latter was roboticized and restored to normal), it rarely interfered with their resistance to Robotnik or any other threat. Princess Sally in the Archie comics Her Royal Highness, Princess Sally of Mobius (or Sally Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons in 1994 and Archie comics. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the lead character in the self-titled comic book series. ... Traitor redirects here. ...


He later became the boyfriend of Bunnie Rabbot, and the two had a steady relationship until he was replaced by Anti-Antoine. This version of Antoine masqueraded as him for a year, not only breaking up with Bunnie, but also attempting to usurp the throne of Knothole. Sonic later discovered the switch and brought Antoine back, sending Patch back to Anti-Mobius and allowing Antoine and Bunnie to start up again. Having lost none of their feelings for each other, the two were as close as ever, to the point of Bunnie coming with him at the time of his father's death. Recently he asked her to be his wife, to which she readily agreed, and he then requested that Sonic act as his best man (with Sally being the maid of honor at Bunnie's request). Although he became a little nervous, the wedding went off without a hitch, and he and Bunnie were finally wed. Bunnie Rabbot is a fictional character who featured prominently in the animated series, Sonic the Hedgehog, in which she was voiced by Christine Cavanaugh. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... USA In the USA, the bride might have several bridesmaids, but this is the position held by the brides chief attendant, typically her closest friend or sister. ...


Abilities

Antoine, despite his somewhat cowardly nature, is a skilled swordsman, his preferred weapon being a rapier. He is known to use logic in battle (he fought only to disarm his opponent when battling Sonic on Anti-Mobius, believing that if 'Evil' Sonic died he would be trapped there) and will back down if he thinks victory is impossible. He was formerly the pilot for the Freedom Fighters, but lately that role seems to have passed on to Tails. He is also bilingual; as a result of this, a running gag involved Antoine using incorrect English words and phrases. Silver damascened rapier guard, between 1580 and 1600. ... The running gag is a popular hallmark of comic and serious forms of entertainment. ...


Alternate forms

As is the case with many characters in the comics, Antoine has several couterparts from alternate dimensions. The most prominent is Anti-Antoine/Patch, Antoine's Anti-Mobius self, so named because he wears an eye patch. They battled on their first meeting where Patch seems far more aggressive (getting angry when Antoine dodges an attack instead of striking back), but they later switched places courtesy of Scourge the Hedgehog, who at the time was known as Evil Sonic. Patch proceeded to wreak havoc in the guise of Antoine, but the problem was rectified and the two returned to their normal places. The Anti-Freedom Fighters are an organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Scourge the Hedgehog (originally known as Evil Sonic) is a recurring villain found only in the Archie Comics series. ...


Twan-Du, a variant from the "Freedom Fighters Of The Galaxy" storyline, where that zone's Antoine had the appearance and abilities of Yondu, a character from the Guardians of the Galaxy comics. Yondu is a fictional superhero in the future of the Marvel Comics universe, and a founding member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. ... The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional superhero team active in the 31st century in an alternate timeline that is a version of the Marvel Universe. ...


Trivia

  • In the "SatAM" episode Fed Up With Antoine, Antoine gave his name as "Antoine Depardieu" (possibly after actor Gerard Depardieu). Since the name was never mentioned again in the show and completely ignored in the comic (he used the last name "D'Coolette" from the beginning of the comic, and still does), this name is considered non-canon except by "SatAM" purists.
  • Unlike most non-game characters, Antoine has used the Power Rings to become stronger. Their energy provided a temporary power boost, enabling him to slice a robot in half.
  • In the original mini-series as well as the earliest comic issues, Antoine wields a sword in his left hand. In later issues, he favored his right. It is possible that he is ambidextrous, as Patch was capable of the Florentine fighting style, where a blade is held in each hand.
  • Antoine did not have his trademark accent in the earliest issues of the comic. This is because the Series Bible originally called for an uptight British soldier; it was changed to French to match the cartoon version.
  • Possible storyline following issue #134 included Antoine immersing himself in the Source of All at the behest of a brainwashed King Acorn, which he did in the hopes of winning back Bunnie and earning the respect of others. However, this led to Antoine being corrupted by the Source of All and becoming a villain, intent on fulfilling its designs of domination by marrying Sally. This storyline also featured an alternative explanation for the scar he "had"-while he was replaced by Patch-when Sonic returned. In this storyline, Antoine accidentally slipped and fell into a cutlery rack, and was too embarrassed to tell anyone about it. [1]

Gérard Depardieu (born December 27, 1948) is a French actor. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the fictional universes of the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, cartoon series, and comics, a number of powerful objects exist. ... The House of Acorn is a royal family of anthropomorphic squirrels from the Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM cartoon and Archie Comics // In some of the fictional universes inhabited by versions of Sonic the Hedgehog, The House of Acorn is a line of monarchs that have traditionally ruled over the the... King Maximillian Acorn, as he appeared in the SatAM cartoon. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://sonichq.mobiusforum.net/newsite/comics/kbsonicoverview.php

 
 

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