|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Archie Comics continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
- For the character in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series, see Antoine Depardieu. For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Antoine D'Coolette (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
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Antoine D'Coolette is one of the main characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He is an English/French-speaking anthropomorphic coyote, and a faithful and longtime member of the New Freedom Fighters, serving as a part of the Team Fighters subdivision. He is a skilled swordsman, as well as an active pilot.
Originally an apprentice sent to Mobotropolis, Antoine was among the few to escape to Knothole Village during Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik's coup d'état. Antoine had attempted to be the brave soldier of the New Freedom Fighters, but failed due to his skittish and cowardly nature. However, Bunnie Rabbot showed him to never give up, which allowed Antoine to discover a new source of bravery for himself, and the two, after seeing that they needed each other, got married. Since then, Antoine has been serving as one of the primary members of the New Freedom Fighters.
Antoine is an anthropomorphic coyote about a meter tall. He has mainly brown fur with pale yellow fur on his front torso, muzzle and cheek turfs, blue eyes, and as well short and neatly combed blonde hair on his head. For attire, he wears red boots and arm cuffs, and two sword straps that connect on his chest, forming a "X"-shape. He also has a belt colored red and white, with a gray buckle connecting the straps, and white-colored gloves and leg cuffs.
Antoine was an apprentice that was sent to Mobotropolis for the apprentice exchange program. Feeling honored to be at the grand city of Mobotropolis, Antoine was among the few that escaped to Knothole Village during Dr. Robotnik's coup d'etat. Antoine had then attempted to protect and swoon the likes of Princess Sally Acorn, but both had failed because Antoine too scared. He eventually met Bunnie Rabbot, who showed him to never stop trying, no matter what casualty (physically and emotionally). Later on, Antoine, along with Bunnie, joined Sally's ragtag team, the New Freedom Fighters, and Antoine and Bunnie had became close companions during the conflicts between the Freedom Fighters and the forces of the Eggman Empire. Eventually, Antoine gained the courage to propose to Bunnie, admitting that it was scariest thing he's ever committed.
Countdown to Chaos
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Antoine's original history ended.
Antoine had decided to protect Charles the Hedgehog while the scientist was investigating the recent tremors and mysterious gas from the tremors at the Wood Zone near Knothole Village. When Sonic the Hedgehog and Miles "Tails" Prower came by to search and restore Antoine's memories of his previous life, Antoine and Ben Muttski had returned from Knothole, only for Sonic and Tails to gleefully embrace Antoine after the soldier nearly died in the previous timeline. Sonic and Tails managed to get Antoine alone so they could give the soldier NICOLE in her handheld form, that way Antoine's memory can be restored, as well as NICOLE can be partially returned to normal. Upon given NICOLE, Antoine was shocked and nearly fell unconscious due to his experiences with the new world. Sonic and Tails tried to explain things to Antoine, such as how he was brave and that he survived, but Antoine hushed them, asking the whereabouts of his wife.
After he was given time to process all of the new information he received, Antoine had decided to go with Sonic and Tails to rescue Bunnie, who was undercover at Metropolis at the time. Suddenly, a earthquake occurred and the nearby tremor expanded, swallowing Uncle Chuck and Muttski, along with their research. Antoine, Sonic, and Tails quickly saved Uncle Chuck and Mutsski, as Tails carried the two individuals with Antoine cleared the way of falling debris. Sonic managed to grab the research, and, thanks to Antoine, was able to reach back to the surface again. Antoine had decided to stay and escort Uncle Chuck and Muttski back to Spagonia while Sonic and Tails would go save Bunnie. He asked the two that if they see Bunnie, ""[he] is well, but [he] will not be whole until [he is] with her again."
Later on, Sonic and Tails arrived at the Sky Patrol with Bunnie. Antoine, who had just woke up after escorting Uncle Chuck and Muttski, had greeted Bunnie, awaiting Sonic and Tails to give NICOLE to Bunnie so he can be with her again. Bunnie held NICOLE's handheld system and was gifted her old memories, to which Antoine was their with her on her emotional breakdown. Eventually, after Sonic and Tails managed to find Sally, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, and Cheese, Antoine was present on watching Sally's and Amy's memories restored. However, that was cut short when NICOLE, who was completely restored, revealed that the mutilverse had collapsed upon itself, resulting the planet to break apart into pieces.
The Shattered World Crisis
In the first hours of the Shattered World Crisis, the New Freedom Fighters had traveled to Station Square to rescue the civilians from meeting their ultimate doom. Antoine was stationed among the Team Fighters faction, whose prime mission is to save as many lives as possible. During their rescue mission, Bunnie and Antoine discuss on how they remember saving people from Station Square in the old timeline, but they do not in the new timeline, resulting in both of them confused. However, Sonic managed to get them focused back on the primary mission. Luckily, G.U.N. forces managed to arrive and take over the New Freedom Fighters' rescue mission. Eventually, the New Freedom Fighters traveled to Soleanna Forest Zone to catch the Egg Train, which was holding both Uncle Chuck and Professor Dillon Pickle captive. Antoine, piloting the Twister, did not partake on the rescue mission, but rather provided air support. However, when Dragonfly badniks were released, Antoine and Tails (who was piloting the Tornado) were caught in a badnik attack, to which Bunnie was sent to help destroy the badniks. Luckily, Bunnie, Tails, and Antoine were able to destroy the badniks, and provided a lift for the other New Freedom Fighters when they successfully managed to rescue Uncle Chuck and Professor Pickle.
It was then revealed that Gaia Temples and Chaos Emeralds are essential items needed to restore the planet to normal. Thus, Sally had assigned Sonic, Amy, and Rotor the Walrus to find a Gaia Temple near the South Ocean, while she, Tails, NICOLE, and Antoine would go to a mining site said to hold a Chaos Emerald. They manage to hack inside the mining site, only for them to find a crystal cave at the end of the trail. Sally is amazed at the place, to which Antoine comments that if Eggman were to not send the wrong robots, this area would have not existed anymore. Tails returns with the emerald, only for Sally to change their plans, as she wants Eggman to know that they're here. Thus, the four Freedom Fighters had destroyed every badnik that came across their way. However, they were ambushed by an E-1000 robot, to which the heroes were able to destroy easily. With an emerald at hand, the New Freedom Fighters are one step closer on returning the planet to the way it was.
Eventually, Antoine and Bunnie traveled to Harbor Heights at Soumerca, where they traced a Chaos Emerald signature reading. However, they were unsuccessful at finding the emerald, claiming that it was only an energy shadow, but they managed to save a newlywed couple.
Antoine was described as a skittish and conceited soldier when he first arrived to Mobotropolis. In fact, he stayed at Knothole seemingly protecting Princess Sally, when, in reality, he was too scared to leave the village by himself. Antoine originally tried to hide the cowardliness of him such as when he tried to swoon Princess Sally to like him, but, according to him, "things did not work out." However, after meeting Bunnie, he slowly grew more confidence with her on his side, eventually gaining the confidence to propose to her. There are still moments where he manages to be in vain and easily frighten, but those are far and few in between. He is a courageous soldier in the battlefield, and attempts to do his best on saving innocent lives.
Powers and Abilities
Antoine possesses the sword of his father, and uses it in combat. Besides using his sword to slash enemies, he can also perform a technique involving him morph into a Spin Dash with his sword outside, slashing any opponents he's heading towards.
In a young age, Antoine fixed his affections on Princess Sally, finding her daring, smart and beautiful. Thinking himself dashing, Antoine believed that they belonged together like in the storybooks, and tried courting to her. After a long time however, he came to realize that his advances were unwanted.
Antoine first noticed Bunnie Rabbot in Knothole where he watched her ongoing struggles to function, which inspired him to do more. In his own words, Bunnie gave Antoine the answer to what would make him brave. The two joined the New Freedom Fighters together and over the years of fighting as team-mates, they became very close. Years later, Bunnie revealed to Antoine that he had inspired her with his own courage, and the comradery between the two blossomed into romance, and the two were eventually married. Upon having his memories of the original timeline restored, Antoine's first thought was of his wife, and he went to great lengths to be with her at the time of her own memory restoration, knowing that she would need support.
- Antoine's new design is relatively known by fans to actually feature less clothes than his previous design, to which is compared with Sally's new design (which features her getting more clothes).
- Antoine's spin dash sword blade technique is a possible reference to the Spin Slash technique originally slated to appear in the cancelled video game Sonic X-Treme.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Sonic Super Digest #8 - "Sonic Comic Origins - Little Lost Soldier"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #254 - "Countdown to Chaos - Part Two: The Solider"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #255 - "Countdown to Chaos - Part Thee: The Rabbot"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #256 - "Countdown to Chaos - Finale: The Princess and The Hammer"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #257 - Damage Control"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #258 - "The Chase - Part One"
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #259 - "The Chase - Part Two"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #260 - "The Light In The Dark - Part One"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #261 - "The Light In The Dark - Part Two"
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #262 - "The Light In The Dark - Part Three"
- ↑ Sonic the Hedgehog #264 - "A Nice Day To Start Again"