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Encyclopedia > Princess Sally Acorn
Princess Sally

Sally Acorn as seen in Sonic the Hedgehog #177
Publication information
Publisher Archie Comics
First appearance Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog # 0 (mini series)
Created by DiC Animation
In story information
Team affiliations Kingdom of Acorn, Sonic the Hedgehog, Freedom Fighters, Knuckles the Echidna, Chaotix, King Acorn's Secret Service
Abilities
  • World-class special ops tactician
  • Able to wield the Sword of Acorns
  • Experienced diplomat
  • Formidable martial artist
  • Capable of operating a variety of vehicles and aircraft

Princess Sally Alicia Acorn is a fictional character appearing in the American saturday morning cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog from 1993 to 1995, as well as the ongoing Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series published by Archie Comics. In the television show, she is voiced by Kath Soucie.[1] In the two-part episode "Blast to the Past", however, her younger self was voiced by the late Dana Hill. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... 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. ... The House of Acorn is a royal family of anthropomorphic squirrels from the Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM cartoon and Archie Comics // Members The House of Acorn has several prominent members, including: Maximillian Acorn See main article. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is the lead character in the self-titled comic book series. ... // Freedom Fighters are characters in several of the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universes. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics, Knuckles is the eighteenth guardian of the Floating Island. ... The Chaotix are a group of fictional characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ... King Acorns Secret Service is an organization from the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog storyline. ... Special forces or special operations forces is a term used to describe relatively small military units raised and trained for reconnaissance, unconventional warfare and special operations. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity that is created from ones imagination or from an adaption of an existing entity. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... 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. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... 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. ... Kath Soucie (born February 20, 1967 in New York City) (sometimes credited as Souci or Kath E. Soucie) is an American voice actress, perhaps best known for her work as the voice of the Princess Sally of (SatAM) or the Saturday morning cartoon of Sonic The Hedgehog. ... Dana Hill Goetz (May 6, 1964 - July 15, 1996) was an American actress and voice actor who was best known for her raspy voice and child-like appearance. ...


The character stands as perhaps being the most inconsistantly depicted throughout different media of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, changing in both role, species, personality, and even name and gender. However the most consistant form of Sally (usually via western originated media and merchandise) is a female, anthropomorphic, humanoid squirrel with a long tuft of human-like hair, usually seen sporting a blue vest and knee-high boots. The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring and named after its mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... 7th millennium BC anthropomorphized rocks, with slits for eyes, found in modern-day Israel. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... This article is about the animal. ...


According to a previous datafile in the comic, Sally was born on the day 186, 3220, is 73 marks tall and weighs 6.5 stone. Sally's age is suggested to be around 18 years old in current issues of the comic, while dialogue in later episodes of SatAm (such as Drood Henge) suggested to her being around 16. Both early issues and the show's bible placed her initial age as around 14 and a year younger than each media's incarnation of Sonic.

Contents

Concept & Creation

'Ricky Squirrel'

It is suggested that Sally is minimally based on the generic squirrel freed from Eggman's robots in the original games. Though originally a supposedly male squirrel (or chipmunk) labelled 'Ricky' in the original Japanese manuals, the initial seven small animals were given new names in localization to Europe and the US, and thus the squirrel was renamed as the female 'Sally Acorn' in western media such as Stay Sonic and Sonic the Comic (usually distincted by a pink bow on it's head). The squirrel captive has not appeared in recent titles (it was interestingly one of few 'small animals' not to cameo in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games), though it did cameo in Sonic X as a civilian from Sonic's homeworld (this can in theory be considered Sally's most recent television appearance). Whether the name (and gender change) are still official, or if the character was converted to it's original Japanese name for localization (similar to Dr Eggman reverting from 'Dr Robotnik') is unknown. The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have dozens of minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ... Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games is a recently announced sports game[1], featuring both Mario and Sonic, Nintendo and Segas mascots, along with other characters from their respective series. ... This article is about Sonic X, an animated series. ... Doctor Eggman ), also known as Doctor Ivo Robotnik ) prior to Sonic Adventure 2 (see naming variations), and Doctor Julian Kintobor (Anti-Robotnik) in the Archie comic series, is a video game character and main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Sally's relation to the initial video game character varys depending on media.


Princess Acorn

In 1993, an article in Sonic the Comic announced two new television series starring Sonic the Hedgehog, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog. Within the four pages of plot synopsis and concept art, a group of screen shots that greatly differ from the rest appear without explanation.[2] These screen shots include a character named "Princess Acorn", presumably a squirrel with yellow fur and blond hair wearing a red dress.[3] She shows up alongside characters that have since been featured in Sonic the Comic. This character shares little similarities in Sally's current appearance, but it is possible that this was an early design of Sally. For the Archie-published comic, see Sonic the Hedgehog (comic series). ... Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series that was first broadcast in September 1993, and has been running in cartoon syndication ever since. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ...


"Pink" Sally

Sally went through several design and color scheme changes when she first appeared. Sally's first appearance was in Sonic the Hedgehog, and appeared with pink fur, black hair, and boots with white trim. Before producing the rest of the series, Sally's design and color scheme was altered. She appears in all other episodes with her current design having brown fur, red hair, and boots without trim. In the second season, Sally starts wearing a blue vest which becomes her normal outfit in both the series and comic. In addition to these visual changes, Sally's voice changes in later episodes, a result of Sally's voice actress Kath Soucie using her normal speaking voice. In the comic, Sally at first had a red-furred and blond-haired color scheme, but Sally quickly adopted the "Pink" design a few issues later. Sally continued sporting the "Pink" design until reverting to her current design around a year later. Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


'Pink' Sally turns up in the game Sonic Spinball as a non-playable character, alongside other Sonic characters in a bonus level. Pink Sally made a brief return in Sonic Christmas Blast, part of the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog syndicated series, although her general design matches her final Sonic appearance. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (also known as Sonic Spinball) is a pinball game combined somewhat with the storyline of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic Christmas Blast was a holiday episode special for the Sonic the Hedgehog and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series produced by DiC Entertainment. ...


Game Appearances

Aside from her 'Ricky' counterpart freed from robots in the intial Sonic titles, Sally has had little involvement in the game series. Sally has however appeared in STI's Sonic Spinball for Sega Genesis as a non-playable character in a bonus stage. Also, she was intended to be a playable character in the planned Sega Genesis game Sonic Mars, which would have incorporated characters and elements from the animated show/comic, but the project was changed to Sonic X-treme and later dropped. Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (also known as Sonic Spinball) is a pinball game combined somewhat with the storyline of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... The Mega Drive/Genesis was a 16-bit video game console released by Sega in Japan (1988), Europe (1990) and most of the rest of the world as the Mega Drive. ... Sonic X-treme is an unreleased platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic X-treme is an unreleased platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Television Series

Sally as seen in the first season of Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Sonic the Hedgehog

Sally is one of the main characters in Sonic the Hedgehog. In the series, her goals are to overthrow Doctor Robotnik and free her father, the King. A main protaganist and de facto leader of the Freedom Fighters, her roles in the show involve various tasks, including some life-threatening missions. Her role in the series advances slightly in the series. In the first few episodes she normally stays around Knothole and helps the rest of the team, what few missions she participates in usually leading to her capture and thus taking a damsel-in-distress role for Sonic to save. Later on in the series, however, her competance increases and she takes more of an active role in missions. Similar to the comics, one development in her personality was her love/hate relationship with Sonic, which developed into a romantic involvement by the show's finale The Doomsday Project. Sonic the Hedgehog is an American animated television series created by DiC, also known as SatAM because it was originally aired in the United States on a Saturday morning slot. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... King Maximillian Acorn, as he appeared in the SatAM cartoon. ...


According to writer Ben Hurst, the third season would have placed Sally with another potential love interest.


Note that in the show, neither Sally, nor any relation such as her father, are refered to by the surname 'Acorn'. This title was stated in the show's bible however (along with other names used only in the comic series such as Antoine's surname 'D'Coolette' and Rotor's initial name 'Boomer'.


Other Appearances

Sally also made a cameo appearance in Sonic Christmas Blast, in which Sonic tries to get her a gift for Christmas, his previous gift from her (an mystical ring) turning out to be pivotal in stopping Robotnik's latest schemes. While in her original pink fur, her overall design is closer to that of the later episodes in the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series. Aside from a single moaning noise, Sally has no spoken lines in Christmas Blast, but it seems that the animation may have originally allowed for her to have dialogue. An awkward scene change that occurs every time Sally is about to speak suggests that these parts may have been cut from the final version. Sonic Christmas Blast was a holiday episode special for the Sonic the Hedgehog and Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon series produced by DiC Entertainment. ...


Printed Media

Sally's first comic book appearance was the Archie comic book series Sonic the Hedgehog, which took the character and partly the storyline from Sonic the Hedgehog. The storyline involving Sally is different from the television series, and changes are made to appeal to the broader audience. However, some traces of her personality from Sonic the Hedgehog still remain. Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog is a television series was a joint effort by SEGA and DiC and released in 1993 on ABC (U.S.). While it doesnt follow the game establishments to a tee, it was still a storyline that was founded by the combined works of SoA (Sega of...


Sally appears briefly in early issues of Fleetway's Sonic the Comic starting with issue 3. Unlike her Archie counterpart, Sally is a minor character that appears alongside other villagers in the Hill Zones. This version of Sally is more round and a bit of a crybaby.[4] Unlike other characters based on the 'small animals' such as Porker Lewis, this Sally did not become a Freedom Fighter, and was disposed of after early issues (though humanoid versions of the character made occasional cameos).


Sally has also appeared in UK media - the Stay Sonic guidebook, and associated novels. The Sally in this book does not reflect the more known versions of her, and is essentially unchanged from the video game sprite which inspired her.


Character

Abilities

Sally is known for her intelligence and quick-thinking, as well as her gymnastic and martial-arts abilities. Prior to its' destruction in the comic, Sally is also able to wield the Sword of Acorns. Among the sword's mystic abilities is the power to heal, and also to allow its bearer to control minds at will. Sally has also been shown throughout the comic to be proficient in the operation of various types of vehicles, from air bikes such as Nack the Weasel's Marvelous Queen to Robotnik's Hover Units. The House of Acorn is a royal family of anthropomorphic squirrels from the Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM cartoon and Archie Comics // Members The House of Acorn has several prominent members, including: Maximillian Acorn See main article. ... This articles is for minor villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, appearing in the spin-off comic book published by Archie Comics. ...


Character Biography

(Under Construction)


Possible Futures

In the comic, there are several possible future storylines. One is Mobius: 25 Years Later, in which Sally is Queen while her husband King Sonic helps rule by her side. They have two children, Princess Sonia and Prince Manik. The House of Acorn is a royal family of anthropomorphic squirrels from the Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM cartoon and Archie Comics // Members The House of Acorn has several prominent members, including: Maximillian Acorn See main article. ... Manic the Hedgehog was a character in the tv series Sonic Underground. ...


Another possible future in the comic is an alternate Mobius: 25 Years Later, in which Sally is married to Shadow the Hedgehog, with Knuckles as his enforcer and former Dark-Legionnaire Lien-Da as his chief advisor. Sonic and Lara-Su overthrow Shadow, and Sonic and Sally get back together. Shadow the Hedgehog appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, in which he is one of the inhabitants of Mobius. ... A cyber-enhanced solider of the Dark Legion The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Lien-Da (a. ...


Still a third possible future in the comic similar in nature to Mobius: 25 Years Later, in which Sonic and Sally are married and have two children, who are not mentioned by name. However, they appear to be similar to the 25 Years Later Manic and Sonia, with the boy being a hedgehog and the girl being a ground squirrel and both possessing super speed.


To date, Sally is the only character in the history of the Sonic franchise to be depicted as a possible or/and future wife to Sonic in any interpretation.


Relation to Other Characters

(Under Construction)


Reception

References

  1. ^ imbd.com - Kath Soucie. Retrieved on 2007-7-21.
  2. ^ Burton, Richard (1993), "It's Sonic the Hedgehog on TV!", Sonic the Poster Mag (no. 1), <http://stc-archive.gue-network.com/spec_comics_poster_1.htm>
  3. ^ Before SatAM. SonicHQ. Retrieved on 2007-01-09.
  4. ^  Mark Millar (w),  Casanovas (p), "Mayhem in the Marble Zone" Sonic the Comic  #3 (June 1993)  Fleetway Editions Ltd. (4,9)

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External links

  • FUS - Fans United for SatAM - Profiles: Princess Sally
  • Archie Comics character information
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