|Sonic the Hedgehog #112|
Mistaken Identity Crisis!
Sonic persuades Antoine to let him pose as a phony villain for him to defeat so he can look good in his father's eyes. But when a real villain knocks out Sonic, Antoine must put his fears behind and rise to the occasion. Will he be a hero or a zero?
Uncle Chuck feels guilty for the things he was forced to do under Dr. Robotnik's control. Can others forgive someone when one can't even forgive oneself?
Mistaken Identity Crisis!
One fine day in Knothole, Antoine walks with General D'Coolette, listening to his father's story during the Great War with the Overlanders. Suddenly from above, a strange light appears in the sky. General D'Coolette stares in shock as Antoine jumps behind a tree. Sonic runs to the light, recognizing it. Sonic catches a badly injured Zonic from the light. General D'Coolette asks who is the hedgehog. Sonic tells him he's a cop from another zone, and rushes off to get him first aid. Antoine comes out from behind the tree as Sonic is running away. General D'Coolette is impressed by Sonic's bravery and heroism and that the father must be very proud. Antoine, looking rather disappointed, agrees with him.
After removing his helmet and gloves, Doctor Quack examines Zonic in the medical center. Examining the bump on his head, Quack feels that he's been though some physical trauma, but is more shocked that Zonic looks just like Sonic. Sonic tells him that he is him, another version of him from a perpendicular zone (SSS: 12). Quack wonders who beat him up, and Sonic can't find out until Zonic wakes up. Soon, Antoine and his father find Sonic, where General D'Coolette praises his courage. Sonic brags a bit how cool he is, but then notices Antoine that he wants attention. Sonic then tells General D'Coolette a fake story that Antoine's a real hero and that they call him the Original Freedom Fighter. Antoine speaks quietly to Sonic when they get away from General D'Coolette. Antoine says that everyone knows he is no hero, but Sonic says that Antoine's father doesn't. Sonic organizes a plan with Antoine to make him a hero. Antoine walks around with his father, waiting for Sonic to go forward with his plan.
Just then, Doctor Quack calls back Sonic to tell him Zonic's awake. Zonic happy to see Sonic, glad that it's not too late. Sonic asks too late for what, but Quack doesn't want him to agitate Zonic. Zonic begins to tell him that one of his worst enemies is after him and loose in this zone. During their walk, Antoine tells his father a story how used karate on Robotnik. General D'Coolette comments on the story that how was Antoine able to attack Robotnik without being Roboticized. Antoine tries to explain, when Evil Sonic appears behind them. Antoine thinking that Sonic has disguised himself as he karate chops Evil Sonic, who is stunned to the ground. Sonic and Zonic catch up with them and Zonic handcuffs Evil Sonic. Sonic congratulates Antoine for defeating Evil Sonic. Antoine realizing he just fought the real thing faints to the ground with everyone laughing, except Evil Sonic wondering what's so funny.
In Uncle Chuck's lab, Sonic asks if he's going to come to Lupe and her family's going away party. Uncle Chuck declines, saying that he needs to do research. Minutes later, Sonic being the party guests to Uncle Chuck. Once the party has started going, Uncle Chuck attempts to sneak out, but Lupe greets him. He steps outside, only to be followed by Lupe, who wants an answer why he's been avoiding her and her family. Uncle Chuck doesn't get it, but Lupe says since they regained their free will (STH: 102), he hasn't spoken to her, or the kids. Uncle Chuck can't believe she is saying that, after he roboticized them under Robotnik's control (SSS: 11) and regrets doing that as well as creating the Roboticizer. The party goers join in with Uncle Chuck that they forgive him for roboticizing Lupe and her family. Lupe tells the crowd that this party is also to honor Uncle Chuck as well as her and her family. Uncle Chuck thanks Lupe.