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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
- Above-average strength

Rotor the Walrus is a fictional character and a protagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, as well as the ongoing comic book series Sonic the Hedgehog, both based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. He is a purple, male, anthropomorphic 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 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. ... 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 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. ... Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims that can be substantiated with evidence. ... A protagonist is the main figure of a piece of literature or drama and has the main part or role. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... 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 Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... 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 Odobenus rosmarus (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies Walruses 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. ...


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 teenage 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, his snout was also changed, and he appeared to be fatter. 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 for those very reasons.


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. ...

Contents

Sonic the Hedgehog ("SatAM")

Rotor the Walrus, as he appears on SatAM Sonic The Hedgehog (from the episode "Super Sonic").

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 fictional character who featured prominently in the animated series, Sonic the Hedgehog, in which she was voiced by Christine Cavanaugh. ...


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.

Rotor's second design in SatAM.

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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Satam Surname - India ... Antoine DCoolette is a fictional character appearing in both the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series and comic series. ...


Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic)

Past

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. ...


Freedom Fighter

Rotor's easygoing nature has also carried over to the comics. Even Knuckles the Echidna 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. In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics, Knuckles is the eighteenth guardian of the Floating Island. ...


Rotor is currently helping his friends any way he can, and was acting as a quasi-mentor to Tommy the Turtle as well, helping him become acquainted with his new life. Unfortunately, this relationship came to an end after Tommy was enslaved by A.D.A.M., resulting in his death under the guns of the Egg Fleet. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ... A.D.A.M. is a fictional artificial intelligence and antagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... The Egg Fleet was a formidable fleet of flying ships resembling marine life in the video game Sonic Heroes from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


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 was imprisoned by King Shadow in the lower levels of Castle Acorn. After Knuckles betrayed Shadow, he released Rotor and tasked Lara-Su with getting him to safety. 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. ... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... // Lara-Su Lara-Su is a possible daughter of Knuckles and Julie-Su in the Archie Comic from two different alternate futures. ...


Alternate versions

Like the other main Freedom Fighters, Rotor has a counterpart from the evil "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 a fictional superhero team active in the 31st century in an alternate timeline that is a version of the Marvel Universe. ...


Abilities

Rotor is adept at creating tools and machines for use in the war against Dr. Robotnik and beyond, as well as deciphering 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. 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. ... An assortment of modern hand-held firearms using fixed ammunition, including military assault rifles, a sporting shotgun (fourth from bottom), a tactical shotgun (third from bottom), and a sporting rifle (top). ...


Rotor'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. Unfortunately, his large body lends itself toward appearing clumsy. He's durable due to his species and build, but he has limited general combat skills.


Voice acting

Rotor is voiced in by two people in the cartoon, namely Mark Ballou (Undressed) in the 1st season, and Cam Brainard (Maximum Exposure's "Announcer Dude") in the 2nd Season. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 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. ...


Trivia

  • 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. Also noteworthy is that on a storyboard of the original title sequence included on the Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Series DVD box set, a handwritten note can clearly be seen referring to Rotor as Boomer, suggesting that this was his original name.
  • Rotor and the other Freedom Fighters have made a slight cameo in the game Sonic Spinball.

 
 

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