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Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke (Japanese: クリストフア "クリス" ソンダイク Kurisutofua "Kurisu" Sondaiku) is a fictional character and the main human protagonist from the Sonic X anime series. He is the son of Nelson Thorndyke, the CEO of a fictional engineering corporation, and his wife, actress Lindsay Thorndyke (born Lindsay Flair). Though he was raised in a wealthy family, he rarely lets that affect his lifestyle. His parents cannot spend much time with him, he prefers action and love, although he should avoid any hazard at all costs, and he was mostly raised collectively by his grandfather Chuck Thorndyke and the house servants - Mr. Tanaka the butler and Ella the maid. Chris is 12 years old, 140 cm tall, and weighs 77 lbs[2]. This article is about Sonic X, an animated series. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have several minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals: Spoiler warning: // Ash Mongoose Ash Moongoose, not to be confused with Ash Ketchum Ash Mongoose is a fictional character in the Archie comics that first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog #134. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the animated series Sonic X. For minor characters in other continuities, see Other characters in Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the animated series Sonic X. For minor characters in other continuities, see Other characters in Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


In the Japanese version of the anime, Chris is voiced by Sanae Kobayashi, and in the English version, his voice was performed by Suzanne Goldish. During a brief segment where he is seen as an adult, he is voiced by Masakazu Morita in Japanese and Matthew Charles in English. Sanae Kobayashi ) (January 26, 1980 - ) is a female seiyū who was born in Shizuoka. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Suzanne Goldish, An American Voice Actor, Main Roles Are: Sonic X - Christopher Chris Thorndyke Winx Club - Incidentals F-Zero: GP Legend - Tek/Timmy Guest Stared In: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Jasmine Category: ... Masakazu Morita (森田成一 Morita Masakazu) was born on October 21, 1972, in Tokyo, Japan. ... Pete Capella (credited under many names) is an independent American comedy actor, voice actor, and commerical narrator who works with many different acting ability companies, and advertings that include Commercial Narrations for some Next-gen games. ...


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Storyline in Sonic X

In the first episode of Sonic X, Chris is introduced after he saves Sonic from drowning in his backyard swimming pool. He quickly makes friends with the hedgehog, who goes on to live with him throughout the original 52-episode run of the show. In Sonic, as well as Sonic's friends (each of whom forge deep connections to other members of the household), Chris receives attention from his parents. By the end of the season, Sonic and his friends go back to their own dimension. Sonic the Hedgehog ), trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog,[4] is a video game character and the hero of a video game series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, cartoons and books. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


After Chris grows up, he makes a machine to go to Sonic's dimension. When he arrives, he is turned back to a young boy, which is due to the different time dimensions. He travels through space with Sonic and his friends to defeat the alien Metarex in season 3. However, his friends and family miss him, and send him his belongings. Dark Oak, the Metarex Leader. ...


In the season finale, after the death of Cosmo, Dr. Eggman builds a shuttle to carry Chris back to Earth, but the shuttle ride is a one-way trip. If Chris does go back home he might never see Sonic or any of his other friends again. Upon his departure, Eggman immediately begins to scheme a counterattack against Sonic now that Thorndyke is "out of the way". Eggman's true intentions remain ambigious to the viewer. Cosmo is a fictional character in the Sonic X television series, first appearing in the shows third season. ... 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. ...


Chris has also appeared in every issue of the Sonic X comic book series, with the exception of the series' 25th issue. Sonic X is an ongoing comic book series published by Archie Comics, based on the animated series of the same name. ...


Personality

Chris grew up as a lonely child,[1] so he can often become very attached to the few friends he manages to hang on to. Chris never made friends easily, supposedly because many people were intimidated by his wealth and important parents.


On many occasions Chris attempts to help find the Chaos Emeralds, and he even lets Sonic and his friends stay at his parent's mansion. He seems to want to help Sonic and his friends any way he can.


Chris likes to go along with Sonic and the others into their exciting adventures but they have to face their greatest enemies that stand in their way, in order to stop them.


In Episode 3 & Episode 15, Chris wears a football helmet to join Tails during battles, and in Episode 4, he wears skate safety gear and roller skates to follow Eggman, which may possibly mean that he goes skating a lot. In the Sonic X comic book series, Chris sometimes plays soccer with his friends after school. Sonic the Hedgehog comics, see Tails (comic character). ... 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. ...


Chris doesn't always wear his usual clothing (as do most people). Some examples of different styles can be seen once in episode 20, when he is wearing summer clothing taking a cruise on his father's cruise ship. Another one is his winter clothes, seen in episode 57. In episode 59, he wears a space suit similar to that worn by early Russian cosmonauts U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ...


Criticism

Some aspects of Chris' character have led to complaints by Sonic fans, including his rich background, his 'good boy' attitude, and supposedly taking the spotlight away from other characters (specifically Sonic, Tails and Amy). He is also criticized for having more screen time than Sonic.


A more specific complaint is that he took an unnecessarily major part in the Sonic Adventure 2 storyline. He was rescued with Rouge from the safe on Prison Island, which was the only reason he ended up in the finale on ARK. Once on the ARK, he was the one who reminded Shadow of Maria's real last wishes, rather than Amy, even though she was right there in the room. Also, he received Shadow's lost Power Ring after the hedgehog sacrificed himself, rather than Rouge. These acts have annoyed some fans who believe that it detracts from Shadow's relationship with arguably the two living characters most influential to his personality.


References

  1. ^ A scene cut from the English dub of Episode 51.[1]

External links

Official English websites

  • 4Kids TV Sonic X website
  • JETIX UK Sonic X website
  • YTV Sonic X website

Official Japanese websites

  • Sonic Team's Sonic X website
  • TV Tokyo's Sonic X website

  Results from FactBites:
 
Chris Thorndyke at AllExperts (877 words)
Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, appearing in the Sonic X anime series as a friend to Sonic, the show's protagonist.
Notably, Chris is the first human in any mainstream Sonic continuity to be allied with Sonic, rather than opposed to him (the series' primary villain, Doctor Eggman, is seen by some as representing humanity's reach for scientific progress in spite of negative side-effects).
Chris is the son of Nelson Thorndyke, the CEO of a fictional robotics company, and his actress wife, Lindsay Fair.
Chris Thorndyke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (551 words)
Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke is the main human protagonist from the Sonic X anime series.
He is the son of Nelson Thorndyke, the CEO of a fictional engineering corporation, and his wife, actress Lindsay Thorndyke (born Lindsay Flair).
In the Japanese version of the anime, Chris is voiced by Sanae Kobayashi, and in the English version, his voice was performed by Suzanne Goldish.
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