The Beautiful, Mysterious Thief Rouge Arrives

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Sonic X episode #11
"The Beautiful, Mysterious Thief Rouge Arrives"
Written by:
Directed by: Keiko Oyamada
Production no.: 011
Original airdate:
Country: Japan

The Beautiful, Mysterious Thief Rouge Arrives is the 11th episode in the first season of Sonic X. In the English dub, it is known as Fly Spy.

Episode summary

Rouge, who was present at Eggman's base when Chaos Control brought it to Earth, is breaking into the State Museum to steal a large diamond. She is spotted by security on the cameras as she removes the diamond from its display case. Security guards rush to stop her, but she is gone by the time they arrive and they find a "thank you" card where the diamond used to be.

The next morning, Cream and Cheese are watching a TV news report by Scarlet Garcia on the robbery. Sonic, Tails and Chris are out in the X Tornado searching for the remaining five Chaos Emeralds.

At the Whitehouse, the President, Jerome Wise and three other men are holding a meeting about the Dr. Eggman situation. One of the men explains that, after examining the damaged E-23, Eggman's technology is the most advanced in the world. Another man suggests enlisting the help of Sonic, the only individual capable of stopping Eggman's machines. The President agrees.

Chris is at school, painting a picture of a red Emerald. Mr. Stewart comments that a red Emerald has been found in an abandoned factory in the Silky Heights area. Rouge, who is outside the window, overhears this.

After school, Sonic, Tails, Amy, Chris and his friend Danny head for Silky Heights in the X Tornado. Rouge manages to trick them into going in the wrong direction by changing a road sign, then heads for the factory by herself. Once in the factory, she finds herself surrounded by armed government agents including Topaz, led by the Captain. Although the trap was set for Sonic, she is taken to see the President.

Rouge is offered a pardon for all the jewel heists, on the stipulation that she work for government. She agrees to this, thinking that it'll help her find the Chaos Emeralds.

Sonic and the others, after hours of searching, discover the road sign has been tampered with, and head in the right direction. By the time they find the factory, it's empty.

Rouge, Topaz and the Captain are aboard a military plane. The Captain attaches a bomb to Rouge's arm, since they don't trust her yet. She complains that it looks tacky, then mockingly suggests it's the sort of thing Topaz might like.

They sneak into Dr. Eggman's base to find and destroy the engine room. Instead, Rouge takes Topaz to find a Chaos Emerald. They are attacked by a robot with a sonic weapon. Eggman hears the E-70 and knows that someone is in the Emerald room. Rouge removes her bomb armband and throws it into the robot's loudspeaker. Topaz detonates the bomb and the robot is destroyed. They promptly leave and meet the other agents outside.

Character debuts

Eyecatch Cards

Sonic X Season 1, Episodes 1-26
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Enter the Supersonic Hedgehog! | Infiltrate! Area 99 | Dr. Eggman's Ambition | Get the Chaos Emerald! | Clash!! Sonic vs Knuckles | Fierce Battle! School Wars | Giant Free For All! Chris' House Party | Emergency Launch! X Tornado | Amy on the Beach | Fierce Fight! Sonic Baseball Team | The Beautiful, Mysterious Thief Rouge Arrives | Before the Attack on Eggman's Base | After the Attack on Eggman's Base | Chase After the Hero Sonic! | The Mobile Fortress Attacks | On Sight! The Sunken Ship in Southern Sea | Knuckles! Clenched Fists of Anger | Huge Shoot-out on the Savannah | The Ghost of King Boom Boo in the Old Castle | Departure! Egg Fort II | Speed Match! Sonic vs Sam | Summer Vacation Chao Observation Diary | Mayhem! 6 Chaos Emeralds | Wild Sonic! Strategic Capture Operation | The Last Chaos Emerald | The Birth of Super Sonic