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Serving as the [[Freedom Fighters#Freedom Fighters in the SatAM|Freedom Fighters]]' resident mechanic and inventor in the ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' TV series, '''Rotor the Walrus''' 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]].
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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a fictional anthropomorphic walrus created by [[DiC]] for the 1993 [[Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)|''Sonic the Hedgehog'' animated TV series]]. An original member of the [[Freedom Fighters]], he serves as the team's resident mechanic and inventor, creating many of [[Knothole Village]]'s surveillance and security systems.
  
He is voiced by [[Mark Ballou]] in season 1 of ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' and by [[Cam Brainard]] in season 2. In the Japanese dub, he is voiced by Kouzou Shioya.
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==Character conception==
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Rotor was conceived as a friend of [[Sonic the Hedgehog]] at some point in 1992, likely being based on the captured animal [[Rocky]] (later localised as Joe Sushi) from the original ''[[Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)|Sonic the Hedgehog]]'' video game. While created for the television show, his first public appearance was in the [[Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)|US comic book series]] published by [[Archie Comics]] almost a year prior, debuting in [[Sonic the Hedgehog ¼|issue #¼]].
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As the cartoon had yet to be finalised, Rotor spent the first year being referred to as '''Boomer''' in the comics, until a request came through from [[Sega]] to make it more consistent with the TV show. His colour scheme also differs between the two, being purple with a green belt in the comics, and blue with a red belt in the TV show. Rotor usually wears a backwards yellow cap, though in later issues of the comic began wearing yellow goggles, and in late 2003, a brown jacket and glasses.
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Outside of a cameo in the US-produced ''[[Sonic Spinball]]'', Rotor has never appeared in a ''Sonic'' video game, and after the TV show ended in December 1994, the character was rarely seen outside of Archie publications.
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According to [[Ken Penders]], Rotor was set to be written in as a homosexual, notably in the "Mobius: 25 Years Later" saga. Ken had planted clues in the story to elude to this, but as Rotor was deemed to be underdeveloped, the idea was scrapped{{ref|http://www.kenpenders.com/wwwboard/messages/80083.html}}.
  
 
== Stats ==
 
== Stats ==
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*Weakness: His large body lends itself toward appearing clumsy.
 
*Weakness: His large body lends itself toward appearing clumsy.
 
Background: Not much is known about his background (in the cartoon), but he's very good with machines.
 
Background: Not much is known about his background (in the cartoon), but he's very good with machines.
 
 
== Appearance ==
 
In the [[Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics)|''Sonic the Hedgehog'']] comic series, Rotor's appearance from 1993 to 2003 is a purple walrus, with a yellow baseball cap, and a toolbelt. 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 has a brown jacket and glasses as well. In the first several issues of the comic he was known as "Boomer".
 
  
 
== Family ==
 
== Family ==
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== Cameos ==
 
== Cameos ==
Rotor and the other [[Freedom Fighters#Freedom Fighters in the SatAM|Freedom Fighters]] have made a slight cameo in the game ''[[Sonic Spinball]]''.
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Rotor and the other [[Freedom Fighters#Freedom Fighters in the SatAM|Freedom Fighters]] have made a slight cameo in the game .
  
 
== Other Info ==
 
== Other Info ==
In the miniseries that started off the American ''Sonic'' comics, Rotor was instead named Boomer.
 
 
 
In late 2004 of the comics, Rotor gained a new intelligent partner named [[Tommy Turtle]], who's also known as Agent from K.N.O.T.H.O.L.E.
 
In late 2004 of the comics, Rotor gained a new intelligent partner named [[Tommy Turtle]], who's also known as Agent from K.N.O.T.H.O.L.E.
  
According to [[Ken Penders]], Rotor's comic counterpart was supposed to be written in as a homosexual, notably in the Mobius: 25 Years Later saga. Ken had planted clues in the story to elude to this, but as Rotor was deemed to be underdeveloped, this idea did not continue on. [http://www.kenpenders.com/wwwboard/messages/80083.html]
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He is voiced by [[Mark Ballou]] in season 1 of ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' and by [[Cam Brainard]] in season 2. In the Japanese dub, he is voiced by Kouzou Shioya.
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==

Latest revision as of 14:44, 12 October 2019

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Rotor Walrus
Species: Walrus
Gender: Male
Series: Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series)
First seen: Heads or Tails

Rotor Walrus is a fictional anthropomorphic walrus created by DiC for the 1993 Sonic the Hedgehog animated TV series. An original member of the Freedom Fighters, he serves as the team's resident mechanic and inventor, creating many of Knothole Village's surveillance and security systems.

Character conception

Rotor was conceived as a friend of Sonic the Hedgehog at some point in 1992, likely being based on the captured animal Rocky (later localised as Joe Sushi) from the original Sonic the Hedgehog video game. While created for the television show, his first public appearance was in the US comic book series published by Archie Comics almost a year prior, debuting in issue #¼.

As the cartoon had yet to be finalised, Rotor spent the first year being referred to as Boomer in the comics, until a request came through from Sega to make it more consistent with the TV show. His colour scheme also differs between the two, being purple with a green belt in the comics, and blue with a red belt in the TV show. Rotor usually wears a backwards yellow cap, though in later issues of the comic began wearing yellow goggles, and in late 2003, a brown jacket and glasses.

Outside of a cameo in the US-produced Sonic Spinball, Rotor has never appeared in a Sonic video game, and after the TV show ended in December 1994, the character was rarely seen outside of Archie publications.

According to Ken Penders, Rotor was set to be written in as a homosexual, notably in the "Mobius: 25 Years Later" saga. Ken had planted clues in the story to elude to this, but as Rotor was deemed to be underdeveloped, the idea was scrapped[1].

Stats

  • Full Name: Rotor "Boomer" Walrus
  • Better Known As: Rotor or Rote
  • Age: 16 years
  • Sex: Male
  • Species: Walrus
  • Abilities: Adept at creating tools and machines for use in the war against Dr. Robotnik.
  • Weakness: His large body lends itself toward appearing clumsy.

Background: Not much is known about his background (in the cartoon), but he's very good with machines.

Family

Rotor's family includes, a mother, a father named Sherman, who disappeared along with Rotor's older brother, and also a younger brother named Skeeter. However, Dr. Robotnik has hypnotized the walrus herd, which included Rotor's Mom, and Skeeter.

Cameos

Rotor and the other Freedom Fighters have made a slight cameo in the game .

Other Info

In late 2004 of the comics, Rotor gained a new intelligent partner named Tommy Turtle, who's also known as Agent from K.N.O.T.H.O.L.E.

He is voiced by Mark Ballou in season 1 of Sonic the Hedgehog and by Cam Brainard in season 2. In the Japanese dub, he is voiced by Kouzou Shioya.

External links

References


Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comics) characters
Main Sonic the Hedgehog | Princess Sally Acorn | Miles "Tails" Prower | Rotor Walrus | Bunnie Rabbot | Antoine D' Coolette | Knuckles the Echidna | Dr. Robotnik
Recurring Geoffrey St. John | Ixis Naugus | Julie-Su | Mammoth Mogul | Mina Mongoose | Monkey Khan | Scourge the Hedgehog | Snively | Uncle Chuck
Others xxxx
Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series) characters
Main Sonic the Hedgehog | Princess Sally Acorn | Tails | Rotor Walrus | Bunnie Rabbot | Antoine D' Coolette | Dr. Robotnik | Snively
Recurring Cluck | Dulcy the Dragon | SWATbot | Uncle Chuck
Others xxxx