|Sonic X #1|
21 September 2005
To Sega: Robert Leffler & Dyna Lopez at Sega Licensing & Sega Studio USA
- Sonic X starts off with a boom! When an evil plot by Eggman, with sidekicks Decoe and Bocoe putt hundreds in danger attempting to empty the bank vault of all its cash, Dr. Eggman hopes to gain more bucks for bigger, badder Obots! Trapped in the bank are Sonic's friend Chris and his family! Only Sonic can save the day with help from Knuckles, Amy, Cheese and Tails!
"Savings and Groan"
In the desert outside Station Square, a race took place between Sonic the Hedgehog and Sam Speed. In the stands, Sonic's friends cheered him on. Amy was particularly worried since Sonic was losing and demanded to know why Tails didn't throw Sonic a ring. Cream protested that Sonic would not want to cheat. Meanwhile, Sonic thought of how much he wanted a ring to help, but then thought of how Amy would be disappointed with him if he cheated, despite of the irony of Amy's protest. As the race drew closer to the finishing line, Sonic took a deep breath and pushed himself harder than ever before to reach a new level of speed and successfully won the race, earning excited cheers from the crowd. Sonic then received congratulations from all his friends while Sam Speed looked on enviously, still frustrated having lost to Sonic again.
Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman complained to his two lackies, Decoe and Bocoe in his fortress, that it was not fair how the pathetic humans of this world expected him to pay for the parts necessary to build his robots. He then revealed that he'd been studying the humans and that they valued little pieces of paper called "money," possibly due to some mass hallucination and used them to receive goods and services. He then ordered Decoe and Bocoe to go to the ATM machine outside the 12th National Bank of Station Square and retrieve some of these pieces of paper, but they were caught by Officer Albright as the robots were trying to break it open and ran for it.
Later that day, Sonic and his friends returned with Chris to the Thorndyke Estate. Mr. Tanaka and Ella gave them the impression that danger was imminent, while really Chris' parents, Nelson Thorndyke and Lindsey Thorndyke had made a surprise return.
While at Eggman's fortress, Decoe and Bocoe reported in their failure and Eggman showed disappointment before revealing his latest discovery of buildings that were dedicated to storing money that were called "banks". Tomorrow, Eggman plans to steal all of the money from the Twelfth National Bank of Station Square Inc., which is notably used by the Thorndyke family. Bocoe asked why they can't do it tonight to which Eggman yelled at him in response for forgetting that tonight was the night he waxed his mustache. He then used the Selection Machine to decide which robot will help him in the robbery. The machine stopped on Ben-728 Packratbot.
The next morning, Sonic and friends had breakfast with the Thorndyke family. Nelson and Lindsay announced that they could all spend the day together at their beachside villa at Emerald Coast after a stop at the bank. Sonic decided against it though, saying that both the bank and beach sounded boring to him and leaves the estate to find some real excitement. Later on, everyone else went in line inside the bank, complaining about the long queue. Outside, Mr. Tanaka spotted Eggman with his new robot so he ran inside and warned everybody before Eggman and Packratbot come crashing through the doors. Eggman then demanded all of the bank's money.
Meanwhile, Sonic visited Angel Island over the Sapphire Sea and met up with Knuckles the Echidna. Sonic asked him to go for a run together, but Knuckles said he'd sworn an oath to protect the Master Emerald and that was what he must do.
Back at the bank, Eggman warned everybody in it that they would be severe penalties for interfering in his plans while Ratpackbot was firing lasers from its eyes. Chris, Chuck, Amy, Tails, Cream and Cheese ducked for cover while Nelson and Lindsay were cornered by Ratpackbot. Mr. Tinaka attempted to stop it but he was whacked in the face by its tail. Eggman then ordered Ratpackbot to destroy the door to the vault with the missiles on its back, but Amy intervened and knocked the missiles off course with her Piko Piko Hammer, sending them right into Eggman. The mad scientist ordered Ratpackbot to attack Amy but Tails quickly saved her. The doctor then spent a short time deciding on either revenge or money, but eventually settled on revenge and then money.
Luckily, Sonic was running back into Station Square at the time and heard about the robbery from a police car and ran to the bank just in time to save Amy and Tails. He then ran in circles around Packratbot while it was firing its lasers, only to get hit back by its tail. Tails fumbled in his sack for some rings to give to Sonic, but the impact from Ratpackbot's missiles caused him to drop all of them. Sonic grabbed one and proceeded to destroy the robot. While this was happening, Eggman quickly gathered all of the remaining rings lying around. Sonic pulled off the head of the robot, revealing a rat underneath while Eggman flew away just as the Speed Team arrived. A while after this, Sonic was visited at the Thorndyke Estate by the President, Topaz and Rouge the Bat to undertake a mission.
Meanwhile, at Eggman's fortress, Decoe and Bocoe inquire about the device Eggman hid in a sunken ship and the doctor vows to get rid of Sonic while holding the five rings he had collected.
- Tails' line "Go Sonic go! This is no time for relaxation!" is a reference to the main song from the English version of the anime series Sonic X, Gotta Go Fast. (No time for relaxation!)