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Encyclopedia > Rotor (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Rotor the Walrus


Current version of Rotor, art by Tracy Yardley Image File history File links Currentrotor. ...

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
Notable aliases Rote, Boomer
Abilities High intelligence (world class engineer); excellent swimmer; very good stamina.

Rotor the Walrus is a protagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, or SatAM for short as well as the ongoing comic book series Sonic the Hedgehog. He is a purple, male, anthropomorphic, [loosely] humanoid walrus, who serves as the Freedom Fighters' resident mechanic and inventor. Rotor created many of Knothole Village's surveillance and security systems. Although a bit clumsy, Rotor has proven himself valiant and courageous throughout the war against Dr. Robotnik and beyond. He is a trusted friend to everyone who knows him. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... 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. ... 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. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional 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. ... The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. ... Satam Surname - India ... 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. ... 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). ... ASIMO is an anthropomorphic robot created in 2000 by Honda Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics and qualities to non-human beings, objects, natural, or supernatural phenomena. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ... Binomial name Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies Walruses (from Dutch: wal meaning shore, and r(e)us meaning giant) are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. ... In the fictional universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, Knothole Village is the hidden base of operations for the Freedom Fighters, a small band (led by Sonic the Hedgehog and Princess Sally Acorn) dedicated to overthrowing the evil Dr. Robotnik. ... 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. ...

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Stats

  • Full Name: Rotor "Boomer" Walrus
  • Better Known As: Rotor or Rote
  • Age: 16 years
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Walrus
  • Abilities: Adept at creating tools and machines for use in the war against Dr. Robotnik and beyond, as well as decyphering new technology. On a few occasions in the comic he's proved to be quite a marksman with firearm-like weapons as well. Of course, being a walrus, he's an excellent swimmer, and his endurance is top-notch as well.
  • Strengths: He's a mechanical super genius, a quick thinker, very insightful, and has a penchant for having quite a bit of luck on the occasions he must see field work. He also has sniping and general marksmanship, good swimming, and shows a hint of stragetic skill.
  • Weakness: His large body lends itself toward appearing clumsy. He's durable due to his species and build, but he has limited general combat skills.

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. ... A marksman is mostly to be found in a military context. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

SatAM

Rotor the Walrus, as he appears on SatAM Sonic The Hedgehog
Rotor the Walrus, as he appears on SatAM Sonic The Hedgehog

In the animated series, Rotor's background isn't touched on too much although it is revealed that he's been friends with Sonic and the rest for a long time. Rotor met Sonic, Sally, and Bunnie as well as Antoine later on when they were children. Rotor's calm and friendly temperament made them friends quickly, and his intelligence served the gang of misfits quite a bit as well. Image File history File links Rotorwalrus. ... Satam Surname - India ...


This happy life was not meant to last however. Sometime after meeting his best friends, Dr. Robotnik's coup of Mobotropolis occurred and the children were forced into hiding in the forest sanctuary of Knothole. From here, the liberation group known only as the Freedom Fighters started. This group, thanks to the incredible talents of Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as Sally Acorn's leadership and strategy, Bunnie Rabbot's half cybernetic strength, and Rotor's own mechanical genius as well as the combined talents of many others proved effective against Robotnik, leading to his eventual downfall and subsequent events. Princess Sally (or Sally Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons in 1994 and Archie comics. ... Bunnie Rabbot is a cyborg (half robot) rabbit with a thick Southern accent, who featured prominently in the Sonic animated series, Sonic the Hedgehog. ...


Rotor seems to be on good terms with just about everyone throughout the series. He has rarely had a confrontation of any kind with any subordinate. This stability seems to be something his fellow Freedom Fighter comrades and best friends cherish during times of change and confusion.


During the second season, Rotor was drastically re-designed. He became chubbier and the shape of his snout and tusks became smaller. Though his personality remained largely the same, he tended to stay behind more often than in the first season. Antoine would often act as his assistant. Antoine DCoolette is a prominent character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series by Archie comics. ...


Archie

Though most of his background is carried over from SatAM, Archie has expanded Rotor's past. In the comic series, Rotor hails from a northern continent, where his family resides and were victims of terrible brainwashing for the longest time until recent events. Rotor's father Sherman worked with Sonic's father and Uncle Chuck as their personal pilot. Although briefly seen, he exhibits remarkable piloting skill. It is unknown if this has carried over to his son. The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have several minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ...


Rotor's easygoing nature has also carried over to the comics. Even Knuckles and a few others outside of his initial group seem to respect Rotor and enjoy his company. Rotor's quiet and insightful ways have made him something of an unsung hero in the war, working in the background although as hinted...Rotor may have much more to do with everything than anyone including himself may realize. Knuckles may refer to: the joints of the hand Knuckles the Echidna, the Sega video game character. ...


For a while, it seemed that Rotor and Bunnie Rabbot may have shared some feelings for each other. However, as she is currently involved with Antoine at the present moment this phase seems to have passed for the time being. It was revealed later that Rotor had in fact, built Sally's super computer NICOLE in the future (in the television series, Nicole [not an acronym] was programmed by Sally's father, the King). In these what if scenarios, it seems Rotor is a voice of reason many turn to for ideas. His role as well as the events in these future scenerio's have yet to be elaborated on. They are merely glimpses into possibilities.


Rotor is currently helping his friends any way he can, and is acting as a quasi-mentor to Tommy the Turtle as well, helping him become acquainted with his new life. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ...


Possible Futures

Several versions of Rotor exist in alternative futures, which are possible but have not occurred in the main continuity. One of these is responsible for the construction of NICOLE, Sally's handheld supercomputer. Another comes from the future of Mobius: 25 Years Later. This Rotor, now with the title of Lord, works with Cobar, his counterpart on Angel Island, to calculate Mobius' impending doom. In the alternate Mobius: 25 Years Later he remembers the original future as he was near the Tachyon Displacement Chamber when Sonic went back in time, but is currently imprisioned by King Shadow in the lower levels of Castle Acorn. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ...


Appearance

In the Archie comics, Rotor's appearance from 1993 to 2003 is a purple walrus, with a yellow baseball cap, and a toolbelt, matching that of the cartoon's first season. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ...


Rotor's appearance was changed in the second season of the cartoon. While he was still a purple walrus, his baseball cap was now red, and his snout was also changed. Many fans frowned upon this change in his appearance, as he could not show as much emotions in this design; the comic chose to stick with his original design.


As the comic has progressed, in late 1999, he had an updated Sonic Adventure look, with green eyes. Since late 2003, his appearance has featured his traditional yellow cap, but now he wears a bomber jacket. He apparently requires reading glasses, and wears them more and more as the series progresses showing it may become permanent. Sonic Adventure is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Leather jackets A leather jacket is a piece of outerwear. ... A pair of modern glasses A pair of more traditional glasses Glasses, spectacles, or eyeglasses are frames bearing lenses worn below the forehead and in front of the human eyes, sometimes for purely aesthetic reasons but normally for vision correction or eye protection. ...


Relations

Family

  • Father: Sherman (status unknown)
  • Mother: (name unknown)
  • Older Brother: (name and status unknown)
  • Brother: Skeeter

Friends/Allies

Sonic the Hedgehog is the lead character in the self-titled comic book series. ... Miles Prower ), better known by his nickname Tails ), is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, comics, and animated cartoons released by Sega. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... Antoine DCoolette is a prominent character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series by Archie comics. ... Amy Rose ), also known as Rosy the Rascal, is a fictional character who appears in many of the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games developed by Segas Sonic Team. ... Bunnie Rabbot is a cyborg (half robot) rabbit with a thick Southern accent, who featured prominently in the Sonic animated series, Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ... Fiona Fox is a main character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series by Archie comics. ... Mighty the Armadillo is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Mina Mongoose (dubbed Songoose for her singing talents) is a fictional character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comics. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ... Princess Sally (or Sally Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons in 1994 and Archie comics. ... His Majesty, King Elias Acorn of Mobius (Formerly Prince Elias Acorn) is the son of King Acorn and Alica Acorn, and is the brother of Princess Sally Acorn, in the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... This article is about the video game character. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ...

Enemies

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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... A.D.A.M. is a fictional artificial intelligence and antagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... The Anti-Freedom Fighters are an organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Scourge the Hedgehog (originally referred to as Evil Sonic) is a recurring villain found only in the Archie Comics series. ... Metal Sonic ) is the robotic counterpart of video game character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The Destructix are an organzation from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ...

Alternate Versions

Like the other main Freedom Fighters, Rotor has a counterpart from Anti-Mobius. Known as Evil Rotor, this version is an evil genius who puts his gadgets to use causing mayhem. Like the other Anti-Freedom Fighters, Evil Rotor was beaten by his counterpart and sent packing when he came to invade Mobius Prime. The Anti-Freedom Fighters are an organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ...


Another version of Rotor is the superhero Rotor-27, a super strong descendant of Rotor who fights alongside the Galactic Freedom Fighters (a parody of the comic Guardians of the Galaxy). This Rotor exists years in the future, and may be from an alternate timeline. The Guardians of the Galaxy are fictional characters, a superhero team who are active in the 31st century, in an alternate future of the main Marvel Comics universe where genetically engineered humans had colonised the solar system. ...


Cameos

Rotor and the other Freedom Fighters have made a slight cameo in the game Sonic Spinball. 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. ... Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (also known as Sonic Spinball) is a pinball game combined somewhat with the storyline of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


Voices

Rotor is voiced in the SatAM Cartoon by two people, Mark Ballou (Undressed) in the 1st season, and Cam Brainard (Maximum Exposure's "Announcer Dude") in the 2nd Season. Satam Surname - India ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Cam Buzz Brainard was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. ...


Other Info

By mistake, Rotor was referred to as Boomer in the earliest issues of the comic book. It was corrected in issue #6, as well as reprints for these early stories. However, in the letters page, when a fan asked the deal with Rotor's old name, it was explained that "Boomer" was actually a nickname the character had in his childhood; some stories depicting the Freedom Fighters in their childhood even have him addressed as Boomer.


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