Beginnings (transcript)

From Sonic Retro

This is the English transcript of the Sonic Underground episode Beginningsā€Ž.

Script courtesy of The Sonic Zone

Queen: There was a time when Robotropolis was beautiful. It was then a peaceful city known as Mobotropolis. But just after my children were born, the evil Dr. Robotnik used his technology to turn our world into a place of terror. As the source of Robotnik's money, the aristocrats were left to play - while our people were roboticized... and became slaves. Our Royal Family was outlawed, a price placed on our heads. Then, The Oracle Of Delphius revealed a prophecy to me.

Oracle: Someday, you will reunite with your children, to become the council of four... and overthrow Robotnik. But there is a price, your Highness.

Queen: For the prophecy to be fulfilled, I had to give up my babies.

[Queen Aleena leaves her children on doorsteps, but Manic is stolen away by a thief and brought to Farrel]

Farrel: Have you been studying your lessons, Manic ?
Manic: Yep !
Farrel: Well then?
Manic: One sec!
Farrel: Oh my! Where is my wallet?

[Manic shows the wallet]

Farrel: Well done, lad! You're a good boy, a wonderful student! And as a reward... now where did I... well they were right over...
[Manic already has the drumsticks]
Farrel: Hahaha!
Manic: Rippin' sticks, man! Thanks Farrel!
Farrel: Always get the finest my boy!

Lady Windimere: Sohnia, no! Come down from there instantly! Sonia: Okay! [jumps down]
Lady Windimere: Good Gracious child!
[Sonia plays piano]
Sonia: Now may I go out and play?
Lady: Of course, my dear.

Man: Come on Sonic, bath time!
Sonic: No bath! No bath!
Man: Sonic Hedgehog I thought I said no revving in the house!
Sonic: Rev Yes, Bath No!
Man: Well then I guess I'll just have to eat all those chilidogs by myself!
Sonic: [plays guitar] Rub'n'scrub time!

Man: Sonic, listen to me. Run as fast as you can to Uncle Chuck's - don't stop and don't look back!
Sonic: Why? What about you?
Man: We'll be okay Sonic, but y'know what I need to see? The biggest rev you've ever done!
Sonic: Really? You want me to rev?
Man: Sure do, pal - let's see it!
Wife: We love you son...
Man: Go Sonic! Go!

[SWATBots arrive]
SWATbot : Citizen - You Are Under Arrest!
[Sonic stops and we see the house on fire]

Sonic: Oh no! [cries] NOOOOOO!
Uncle Chuck: Sonny!
Sonic: Uncle Chuck! [cries again]
Uncle Chuck: It's gonna be alright Sonny-boy...

Uncle Chuck: It'll take all your speed to get through that prototype shield Robotnik's putting up, sonny!
Sonic: No Problemo, Uncle Chuck ... FAST is my middle name!
Uncle Chuck: Can't argue with that - hehehe... But just remember - you can't let Robotnik seize you - keep your speed up!
Sonic: Yeah what's up with that Unc? How come I have to be so careful?
Uncle Chuck: Because if he found out who's taking out all his factories, he'd be hunting you all the time! Whoa, come on boy - jelly and jam time!
Sonic: That's JUICE and jam, Unc! [all laugh]
Uncle Chuck: OK boy! Be careful. Good Luck Sonic!

Robotnik: Shield status!
Robot Yellow: Shields ready, sir.
Robotnik: Good, activate! Now if the Resistance uses their secret weapon they'll be in for a BIG surprise! HAHAHAHA!

Uncle Chuck: You don't have to do this, Sonny!
Sonic: Got to, Uncle Chuck! If I don't bust through that force field Robuttnik'll put'em round every factory! Not to worry, been practicing, Unc! Gotta do it to it! See ya!

Robotnik: Prepare to lift off!
Robot Yellow: Sir, motion sensors detect fast approaching object.
Robotnik: Radar?
Robot Yellow: Too low Sir.
Robotnik: Aah... can't wait!

Sonic: Arg.. Just... a little... faster!
Uncle Chuck: Almost there Sonny! Give it all you got!
Sonic: No way I'm stopping! Just... a little more... Yeeahhh!

[Sonic penetrates the force field and it disappears]

Robotnik : It destroyed my force field! Nothing can be that fast! What is it?
Sonic: Yes! [plants bombs]

[The alarm sounds]
Robotnik : Explosives! The factory's going to blow! Lift off - military speed!

[Ship takes off, but gets caught in the explosion]
[Robot Yellow hits Robotnik]
Robotnik: Get off me you stupid bag of bolts!
Robot Yellow: Analysis of secret weapon is now complete.
Robotnik: Excellent! Report!
Robot Yellow: Sensors indicate that the subject is blue, Sir.
Robotnik: BLUE?! That's all?!
Robot Yellow: Yes sir.
Robotnik: GRRR!

Uncle Chuck: You got 'em bad, Sonny, Robotnik won't recover from that for a while. I'm gonna see if I can find a doctor,Sonny. Don't you do nothing stupid while I'm gone, you hear me?

[The Oracle appears]
Sonic: What? Who?
Oracle: The time has come Sonic.
Sonic: Yeah yeah, whatever!
Oracle: Sonic, your destiny awaits!
Sonic: Yeah, tell it to wait outside - I'm too tired to care!
Oracle: Easily remedied...
[Oracle uses his powers to restore Sonic's energy]
Sonic: Gooood Mooooorning Robotropolis!!!! Oh yeah, I'm up... I'm wide awake? How'd you do that? And who are you?
Oracle: I am the Oracle of Delphius!
Sonic: The what of who? Oh okay, I'm dreaming, right?
[Oracle makes a table full of Chili-dogs appear]
Sonic: Whoa, this dream is WAY past cool!
[Sonic starts eating]
Oracle: Now that I have your attention, it is time you found out who you are - Prince Sonic!
Sonic: PRINCE?!?!
Oracle: Yes, Prince Sonic, And you are not alone in your quest.
Sonic: Yeah I know, I got Unc and the other Freedom Fighters!
Oracle: You also have a brother and a sister!
Sonic: [spits chili] What?!

[In Robotnik headquarters]
Robotnik: Enter, bounty hunters.
Sleet: Oh Sir, thank you for seeing us Sir! How may we serve your Royal Greatness? Your wish is our command, Sir! You have only to ask, your Amazingness!
Robotnik: What I want from you is for you to swear to my service!
Sleet: Oh yes, your most powerfulness! We are deeply flattered, but you see Sir, we are independant contractors.
Dingo: Yeah, we're in... erm... in... we work... by ourselves!
Robotnik: SILENCE ! From now on, you work for me!
Sleet: Oh but Sir, we have other...
[Robotnik fires lasers at Sleet & Dingo]
Sleet: Then again, perhaps it is time we made a... a change!
Robotnik: Excellent... I knew you'd see it my way. [points to monitor] This is the Freedom Fighters' secret weapon. It has plagued me for over a year...and I want it found, and destroyed! Do you understand?
Sleet: Leave it to us, Sir! Whatever it is, consider it destroyed!

[In Uncle Chuck home]
Sonic: Sorry about spitting the chili on you, 'Orc'... Wow! A brother and a sister! But where are they ?!
Oracle: They are close. But to find them, you must sing the song that is in your heart, young hedgehog... [disappears]
Sonic : Hey! Whoa, whoa - wait! What song? How come nobody ever says what they mean? Song in my heart?! What does that mean? Whoa, my medallion...

[Sonic picks up the guitar and the song starts]

SONG - Someday

There's something missing,
Something's not quite right,
And I can feel it calling to me every night,

A little voice inside,
Tells me someone is out there,
And I must never give up,
Searching everywhere,

Someday, we are gonna be together,
Someday, life will be so much better,
Someday, we will build a bond no one can break,

Someday, no more dark clouds above,
Someday, united in the light of love,
Someday, the story can only end one way,
We'll be together someday!

[guitar solo]

Someday, we are gonna be together,
Someday, life will be so much better,
Someday, we will build a bond no one can break, yeah,

Someday, no more dark clouds above,
Someday, united in the light of love,
Someday, the story can only end one way,
We'll be together someday!
Someday, be together someday!

Manic: What was that?
Sonia: What was that?
Sonic: They're out there!

[In Robotnik's HQ]
Sleet: Freeze frame and enlarge. How can anything go that fast?
Dingo: It er... slows down when it hits that red thing.
Sleet: Well well well, once in a while you do come up with something, don't you?
Sleet: Advance to point of contact, extract image and enlarge. Aha! It's not a machine...

Robotnik: HEDGEHOG! It's a blasted HEDGEHOG?! (cut in UK)
Sleet: Yes sir, would you like us to...
Robotnik: No, dismissed!
Sleet: But your Greatness...
Robotnik: Dismissed! Could it be THEM? If it is... the prophecy!

[Robotnik plays a hologram of his encounter with the Oracle]
Oracle: Robotnik, your days of tyranny are numbered!
Robotnik: Guards! Argh!
[Oracle uses his powers to stop Robotnik from moving]
Oracle: You will listen! One day, Queen Aleena and her three children will form the council of four. On that day, your reign of tyranny will end!
[End of hologram]

Robotnik: They're still out there!! Then I'm declaring war on the Resistance!

[In the town, Sonic plays guitar in a club]

[Manic's medallion glows and Manic hears Sonic's playing]
Manic: Ah! I've heard that riff before!
Farrel: Where? I don't hear any music!
Manic: Meet you back at the hideout!
Farrel: Manic? Are you okay, kid?
Manic: I'm cool, Farrel - later!

Bartleby: Good Grief Sonia, what kind of place have you brought us to?
Sonia: Hush Bartleby, I know there's a club around here somewhere - and I've heard the music there really rocks!
Bartleby: Simply cannot wait(!)
[Sonia's medallion glows and she too hears Sonic's playing]
Sonia: Huh? I know that song!
Bartleby: What song? Oh wonderful, you drag me to the bowels of the city to hear imaginary music... how could it get any better(!)

[In the bar, Sonic's playing]

Manic: Mind if I sit in, dude?
Sonia: You guys are great!
[The trio play music, then SWATBots arrive and destroy the wall]

Sonia: Who are you guys?
Sonic: We're your brothers!
Manic: We are?
Sonic: I'll get you out of here - meet me in the public square in 2 hours - I'll fill you in!

Robotnik: Monitor 1, repeat footage, freeze! Bring up Queen Aleena's brats! Execute retinal scan!
Computer: Processing...
Robotnik to Sleet: Your raids were very efficient, luckily for you! Computer: Retinal Scan Completed.
Robotnik: Well?
Computer: Retinal Match Confirmed For All Three Subjects. Probability 100%.
Robotnik: It's them! Cross search against all known citizens!
Computer: One Match Only. Sonia - Daughter Of Lady Windimere.
Robotnik: Seize the girl - and Lady Windimere too!

[Manic arrives back at the hideout, but Farrel isn't there]
Manic: Farrel! Farrel? [finds piece of Farrel's clothing]

SWATbot: Citizen, You Are Under Arrest!
[Sonia sees Lady Windimere being dragged away by SWATBots]
Lady Windimere: Let go of me you brutes! Run Sonia, Run!
Dingo (seeing Sonia): Ooh... pretty...
Sonia: Oh no! [runs away]
SWATBot: Halt Citizen, You Are Under Arrest

Sonic: And they've got my uncle Chuck!
Sonia: We must find Lady Windimere!
Manic: And Farrel!
Sonic: You're right! Let's do it to it!

[Oracle appears]
Oracle: I am sorry young hedgehogs - I'm afraid you are too late. [Oracle shows Uncle Chuck, Lady Windimere and Farrel robotosized]
All: No!
Sonia: It can't be!
Oracle: It is time for you to explore the power of your medallions!
Sonia: I always wondered why I had this!
Manic: Yeah, and why I couldn't bear to take it off!
Oracle: Are you ready to begin the journey?
Sonic: Journey? What journey? We have to fight Robotnik...
Oracle: And to fight him, you must make this journey of discovery and bonding! You have powers within you!
Manic: We do?
Oracle: Powers which you will need to fulfil your quest. Follow this map and remember, you must learn to work with each other - the fate of Mobius is in your hands!
[Oracle disappears and leaves a map scroll]
Sonia: Er... who was that?
Sonic: We've got a long way to go. Come on, I'll explain on the way.
Sonia: I'm all alone now...
Sonic: Not a chance, sis!