|When something or someone is popular enough, people sometimes use it in satire or parody.
Sonic is certainly popular, so sometimes companies or media do a parody of him. This page collects together even more items that are Sonic parodies. What exactly counts as a parody item? Something made by a company (not a fan) that's not officially Sonic, but makes fun of the franchise in some way that's pretty direct or obvious. Vague references in comics or shows don't count. Bootleg items that are trying to pass off as official Sonic stuff don't count. For some good examples (or some good laughs)...see what's here!
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|Invader Zim was a show that used strange/scary/ugly design frequently for wacky effect & style. Zim was an alien invader on Earth secretly going about his life at school with humans. A sharp eye in this scene can spot a poster on the wall that is clearly some odd/scary parody of Knuckles. It has the 'dreadlock' pooking spikes, he's red, the same 'face structure' and even though there's a belly dot instead of the crescent mark, it's probably too close a call to be anything other than|
|a parody of him with tons of spiky teeth & looking menacing for no real reason. It fits in with the show's style. It was seen in Season 1 Episode "Bestest Friend" Screen cap by: Joe|
|Here's a parody tee by a rapper "Chris Webby".
Just like with the odd Sonic-faced Totoro creature before on a tee, here comes another musical person mixing & matching video game characters upon merchandise. Here you can see a cartoon version of Chris sleeping on his floor under a blanket after playing lots of video games as evidenced by controlers around him. However, also sleeping you can spot Princess Peach, Rouge the Bat, Ms. Packman and a human nurse? ninja? character. Notice they left off a Genesis controller & that Rouge is a much more modern character than all the rest. Discovered by BlueEyed Joe
|If you've got a sharp eye, you can spot a parody in this scene from Family Guy. This episode is "The New Adventure of Old Tom" & Peter is in a game store playing a game on demo...but if you look in the background there's an obviously "Sonic Parody" character on the video game box directly to the left of his head. It's in Sonic's running pose but has an all beige face, white gloves & dull blue spiky hair. (There's also Brave/Merida there, and probably the Call of Duty guy too) Discovered & screen cap by Rae Logan|
|The "Game Over" parody is back...now instead of stickers though, it's stick-on tattoos. They're back with more 'undead' or 'zombie type' parodies of famous video game characters. We have a yoshi skeleton, zombie nose-less Knuckles with crossbones sign, dead Ash Ketchum haunted by a ghost Meowth, maybe...Crash bandicoot? It's hard to tell with bullet holes. There's voodoo Bowser with some skulls or bones, and...a baseball kid?
None of these things are trying to convince anyone they're authentic, so it falls into the category of making fun of it / a caricature of it. Stickers or tattoos like these are often found in coin machines in malls or arcades where you're hoping to get the strip you want, out of the selection inside the machine. Look for another sheet like this among these parody pages.
|Here's a parody from The Anime Expo 2018, "The Chaos Gauntlet Tee".
This is, of course, a parody of The Avengers' movie "Infinity War" with Eggman in place of Thanos & his Infinity Gauntlet. The 'sparkle rays' of the stones are used to divide up the background portraits of various Sonic characters who are shown acting as Avengers members/other Marvel characters. You can spot Big, Knack, Rouge doing magic, Sonic Knuckles & Tails.
As a parody it works pretty well, but re-shaping the infinity stones into traditional Chaos emeralds shapes and colors might have tied it together a little better into Sonic-context. Still, for a convention merchandise it is a fun and solid parody that fits in with the time of release & is instantly recognizable. Photo & owned by Marcel Ramji