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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 TV series, see Bunnie Rabbot (SatAM).
Bunnie "Rabbot" D'Coolette

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Bunnie "Rabbot" D'Coolette, post-Super Genesis Wave.

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Bunnie "Rabbot" D'Coolette original appearance.

Appearances
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog #3

Appearances
in other media
Biographical overview
Age

Unspecified

Birthplace

Great Desert

Also known as

Bunnie

Family
Physical description
Species

Cyborg Rabbit

Gender

Female

Height

104 cm (3ft 5in)[citation needed]

Weight

48 kg (106 lbs)[citation needed]

Hair

Light orange-brown/blonde

Skin

Golden yellow

Eyes

Emerald Green

Attire

Cowboy hat and jacket (formerly)
Purple or Pink leotard
Egg Soldier uniform and Helmet

Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Likes

Martial arts, carrots, working out, hair styling, ruining Robotnik's plans, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sally Acorn, Antoine D'Coolette, being fully fur-and-blood (Although is slightly sad when deroboticized.)

Dislikes

Robotnik, being half-roboticized, tight situations, knowing her uncle Beauregard is part of the Dark Egg Legion, Sand-Blasters

Skills, abilities and powers
Skills

Immense strength in artificial limbs, telescopic extending limbs, flight via rocket boosters (in feet), laser cannon in left arm, martial arts skills, metal working, hair dressing, forcefield generator

Bunnie D'Coolette the Rabbot is one of the main characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog and its spin-off comic series' published by Archie Comics. She a Mobian cyborg rabbit, the wife of Antoine D'Coolette and a member of the Knothole Freedom Fighters. Originally she was a regular Mobian, but when Dr. Eggman made his first attack against the Freedom Fighters, Bunnie suffered severe injuries and the only way to save her life was by having parts of her body replaced with cybernetics by Charles the Hedgehog. Since then, she has used her cybernetic to better serve the Freedom Fighter cause and has, together with her friends, been fighting the evil forces of the Eggman Empire.

In the Pre-Super Genesis Wave timeline, Bunnie D'Coolette, birth name Bunnie Rabbot, was among the many Mobians subjected to Dr. Ivo Robotnik's Roboticizer after being captured by his SWATbots, though the process was interrupted by Freedom Fighter agents Sonic and Rotor the Walrus, thus only a third of her body was roboticized. Bunnie accompanied them to Knothole where she joined the Knothole Freedom Fighters, remaining with the group through having her robotic limbs replaced and eventually having them briefly restored to a fully organic form.

Appearance

Bunnie is a golden rabbit with light orange-brown/blonde hair, vibrant emerald-green eyes, a tuft of hair sticking down in front of her face, mainly over her left eye and between a usually-erect right ear and always floppy left ear. She wears a pink-purple leotard with a black belt that covers the parts of her torso that aren't robotic, leaving the upper chest and shoulder exposed, and Western-styled clothes on and off, usually consisting of a brown leather cowboy hat, and a brown leather cowboy jacket with tassels.

She was partially roboticized: both legs, her left arm, and shoulder are all robotic, because Dr. Robotnik tried to turn her into a robot but she was then saved by Sonic. In early issues of the comic, her parts were primitive-looking, as was Dr. Robotnik's technology; a later upgrade gave her a more 'natural' shape. Despite being roboticized from the waist-down, Bunnie retains her natural tail. She originally had a pink stomach, but over time it transitioned into becoming a pink leotard. It has been confirmed by editors that her torso is also roboticized.

Her normal wardrobe consists of the aforementioned leotard (which is more pink than purple in the comic version), black belt, sometimes augmented by a jacket of some type (usually a cowboy jacket with tassels). More recently, she can be seen carrying a pair of revolvers and wearing a cowboy hat. Bunnie was also depicted wearing an outfit reminiscent of Daisy Duke from Dukes of Hazzard while attending Knothole High School (StH #94-95).

History

Pre-Super Genesis Wave

Bunnie was not always half robot. She was a fully flesh-and-blood rabbit until she was captured by Dr. Robotnik in her early teens. While still in the active roboticizer she was rescued by Sonic the Hedgehog and Rotor whom brought her back to Knothole. Despite her obvious physical scars, she displayed her tremendous strength and quickly became one of the Freedom Fighters' best members.

Origin

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Bunnie first appeared early in the storyline in during "Rabbot Deployment" (StH #3). After being thrown into one of Robotnik's mobile roboticizers by SWATbots, Sonic the Hedgehog and Rotor the Walrus rescued her by shutting it down mid-way through the process: As a result, Bunnie's left arm, internal organs, and everything from the hips down were replaced with cybernetics. In gratitude for saving her life (and partially out of reverence for Princess Sally Acorn, her idol), Bunnie put her new super-strength to work by joining the Freedom Fighters. She has also been Sally's Hairdresser in the earlier comics. Although not part of the original team, she has remained a constant among their ranks.

Bunnie is the only Freedom Fighter whose parentage is never explored. In a scrapped plot line by the Archie staff, Bunnie would have made a trip to her home town, where her real name, Scarlett O'Hare (a spoof of Scarlett O'Hara) would have become known. Because this plot will not come to pass, it is not considered canon. Like the rest of the Freedom Fighters, it is assumed that Bunnie lost her parents before or during Robotnik's coup.

Freedom Fighter

In "Animal Magnetism", Robotnik attempted to use a machine called the 'Magnabot' (a robot piloted by Robotnik and Snively fitted with a giant magnet) to capture Bunnie via her robotic parts and use her as bait to trap the other Freedom Fighters. Sonic was able to avert this threat, and Rotor applied a non-magnetic coating to Bunnie's cybernetic limbs to prevent future attempts of the sort.

In "Saturday Night's Alright For A Fight!", Bunnie and the rest of the Freedom Fighters are forced to defend themselves when Sonic, having been brainwashed by Robotnik into thinking they were his enemies, launches a full-out assault on Knothole. Bunnie almost succeeded in subduing Sonic using her 'Tight Leg Crush' (a leg scissor hold augmented by her cyber-strength), but Sonic ultimately managed to get free; he was able to knock her and almost all the other Freedom Fighters unconscious, before he too was finally knocked out by a sneak attack from one of Sally's trainees.

In "Bunnie's Worst Nightmare", Robotnik capitalized on her fears of becoming fully roboticized; using a hologram device, she convinced herself and others that a microdot in her roboticized body had activated, and was slowly finishing the job. As the circuitry crawled through her body like a virus, Bunnie started exhibiting violent behavior and realized she was losing her free will to Robotnik. Believing herself too much of a threat to remain in Knothole, a tearful (and fully-roboticized) Bunnie left a farewell note to her loved ones and fled into the night. It eventually turned out to be a bad dream (hence the story's title).

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Bunnie fights Mecha Sonic

In "Rage Against the Machine", Sonic proposed that he let himself get roboticized while wearing a neural overload device, so he would retain his free will and be able to decimate Robotnik's empire from the inside. Most of the Freedom Fighters strongly vetoed the plan, Bunnie included (especially due to her harrowing experiences with roboticization). However, before Sonic can enact his plan, Nack the Weasel abducts him, and Robotnik roboticizes Sonic without the neural overload device on him. Being the only Freedom Fighter who can match Mecha Sonic's robotic might, Bunnie must take her friend in a battle at Knothole, using some enhancements provided by Rotor including rocket-powered flight as well as a Mega Man-esque blaster and a miniature shield generator in her arm. This story was resolved in the "Mecha Madness" special. Although Bunnie gave her all to protect Knothole, she was no match for Mecha Sonic and was badly beaten. Fortunately, Bunnie's assault wore Sonic down to the point where he lost the match against Mecha Knuckles, who temporarily roboticized himself to take Sonic down.

Later, when Sonic was put on trial for the crimes of his robotic self, a vengeful Bunnie served as his bailiff during his court-martial (the Freedom Fighters believed Sonic had disobeyed orders and gone through with the plan without permission). Bunnie's arm was fitted with a 'Hedgehog Hunter' missile designed to seek out Sonic's unique aura, though she thankfully didn't need to use it.

Bunnie co-starred with Sonic in "Enemy Mine", but the story did not suit her strengths, instead being a tale about deception and mystery. In it, Bunnie accompanies Sonic when he sneaks out at night to Robotropolis to try to save the Overlanders that Robotnik had tricked into going there, only to find them living comfortably in the city, much to Sonic and Bunnie's puzzlement. She and Sonic then come upon a maddened Warlord Kodos fighting Uma Arachnis in the great forest. Sonic forces Bunnie to return to Knothole, fearing she might get hurt when the two get caught up in the feud.

In "Bat Fight!", Bunnie had her own story: a 'duel' versus Rouge the Bat. Although the fight started when Rouge mistook Bunnie for a SWATbot, the fight became personal as the two duked it out in the ruins of Old Megopolis (an abandoned, post-apocalyptic version of New York City). Eventually Sonic stepped in and broke it up.

In "Spin City", the free sample comic which Archie Comics distributes away to promote the StH, Sonic and Bunnie infiltrate a 'seedy dive' populated by Robotnik's robots. The pair's cover is inevitably blown, and a brawl ensues, resulting in the demolition of the establishment when a bomb inside a vanquished Combot detonates; Sonic and Bunnie barely manage to escape the blast. The comic is an obvious parody of Sin City, with Milleresque black-and-white artwork and a hard-boiled voice-over provided by Sonic.

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In the Sonic Super Special "Girls Rule", Bunnie was upgraded from her SatAM design with a more modern-looking, stronger set of cybernetics, including abilities such as flight (though she has been shown being capable of flight with her previous parts as early as the aforementioned issue #39, where she briefly engaged a roboticized Sonic in mid-air melee combat). This upgrade was necessary as her immune system finally caught up with Robotnik's technology, and attempted to reject her robotic parts; the 'upgrade' made her body symbiotic with the cybernetics, so now nothing short of an extreme plot device can remove it. This was also the point where she fully accepted her half-robotic nature; before then, she dreamed of becoming 'normal' again, and continuing with her original life's dream to be a hairdresser. This upgrade also resulted in Bunnie and Jules being the only members of the Mobian population unaffected by the worldwide de-roboticization by Ceneca 9009, since neither of them could survive in a 100% organic form. Bunnie, along with every other able-bodied Mobian was also involved in the battle against the Xorda in the "Sonic Adventure 2.5: Ώmega" storyline, though was unable to breech the defenses of the Quantum Dial. She is later seen mourning along with her comrades when Sonic appeared to have died destroying the doomsday weapon.

After the Xorda

Bunnie and the other Freedom Fighters would later travel to Old Megopolis to back up Sonic in preventing Robotnik from launching nuclear missiles targeted at Station Square and Knothole from his aircraft carrier anchored in the harbor. After saving a wounded Sonic from Mecha, she proceeded to single-handedly destroy Robotnik's carrier, punching so many holes in the ship that it sunk and exploded, taking the nuclear threat along with it.

Several of the female Freedom Fighters-including Bunnie-accompanied Sonic on a mission to investigate and neutralize a swarm of nanites unleashed by A.D.A.M. that were overrunning everything in their path. During the investigation, Bunnie was captured by the nanites, which intended to absorb her into the 'contiguity', the nanites' collective consciousness. She was saved when Sonic arrived and convinced the nanites that she couldn't be absorbed since she's a fusion of both organic and cybernetic material and therefore incompatible with the contiguity, thus prompting the nanites to release Bunnie unharmed.

A.D.A.M.'s nanites were later used to infect Bunnie's robotic parts, as well as Sonic's father Jules, and NICOLE as part of a future scheme, which manifested itself when A.D.A.M. used the nanites to take control of her limbs and smash a computer monitor NICOLE was occupying at the time and throw Tails outside, where Jules was waiting to take him to the 'city' the nanites had constructed during their initial rampage. She was finally stopped when Rotor took her cybernetic limbs offline, but the damage had already been done.

Bunnie was also one of the Freedom Fighters/Chaotix who took part in the battle for the Artifacts of Acorn against Mammoth Mogul, Ixis Naugus, the Destructix, and the Arachne. She was also part of a sting operation to capture villains lured in by the prospect of an auction of the Master Emerald held by Rouge the Bat, the mission resulting in the capture of Nack the Weasel, Bark the Polar Bear, Bean the Dynamite, Naugus, and Mogul. Just prior to this, Bunnie accepted a proposal from Antoine, and asked Sally to be her maid of honor. Bunnie and Antoine were married without incident. Shortly afterwards, Bunnie and Antoine were both taken prisoner by Robotnik during the destruction of Knothole, but both were freed quickly in a rescue mission devised by NICOLE and transported to a new home in New Mobotropolis. Bunnie soon did Sally a favor by cutting her hair back to its original length, representing Sally's hopes of returning to the good old days of the Freedom Fighters, and realizing her dream of becoming Sally's hairdresser. She then joined the Freedom Fighters and Chaotix in battle under Sally's command, using the laser cannon in her arm to help obliterate Eggman's "Egg Beater" power armor. She was also one of several Freedom Fighters who were part of a mass attack launched at the new Enerjak, but like most of her allies was unable to even land a blow on him due to his immense powers.

Facing the Iron Dominion

Bunnie Attacks

Later, Bunnie, along with almost the entire population of New Mobotropolis, attended Mina Mongoose's victory concert; however, it was cut short by the arrival of Monkey Khan who announced that despite the defeat of Robotnik, a new threat had taken his place in the form of the Iron Dominion. When the Freedom Fighters tried to repel an assault from the Iron Queen, she used her powers of Magitek to take control of Bunnie's robotic limbs. Powerless to stop herself, Bunnie nevertheless struggled with all her might to keep herself from hurting her friends too badly, especially as she came close to running Antoine through with her robotic arm. Sonic attempted to help her by steering her into a cell NICOLE constructed of nanites; she had only a brief moment of relief before realizing the Iron Queen had activated her arm cannon, blasting her from the cell. Noticing that Bunnie was beginning to tire, Regina realized that Bunnie's weapons and operation power were connected to her life-force and that overexertion would kill her; she tried to force Bunnie to fire another large cannon shot. However, Bunnie was saved by Monkey Khan at the last moment; upon losing consciousness, Sonic rushed her to Freedom HQ to get her away from the Queen's influence. Later, Bunnie was relocated to the Tommy Turtle Memorial Hospital to undergo treatment and recover. (StH: #203, #204)

While there, she was visited by a guilt-ridden Monkey Khan, who apologized for what happened to her, with Bunnie being quick to forgive him. Later, he escorted her to the border of New Mobotropolis after the other Freedom Fighters had thwarted an attempt by the Iron Dominion to recapture an escaped Dr. Eggman, and the two taunted their former manipulator. After returning home (though still taking it easy and under Antoine's care), Bunnie was visited by Sally, who was beginning to question her relationship with Monkey Khan and had come seeking advice. Bunnie encouraged Sally to move forward, as she and Sonic had made amends. (StH: #205, #206, #207)

Later, as the Iron Dominion invaded New Mobotropolis after NICOLE fell to the influence of Magitek, Bunnie was warned to flee the city to prevent her from being controlled again. Antoine in particular encouraged her to leave with Vector the Crocodile and Mighty with other civilians (who were being evacuated via Warp Ring), and Bunnie remarked how funny it was that he was staying behind when he would once have been the first to flee. Despite her husband's insistence, Bunnie remained behind and stood with him against the forces of the Dominion. Unfortunately, the two were then captured by Iron NICOLE, who used the city's nanites to subdue them. Later, when NICOLE's true self was restored by Sally, the AI became a double agent, constructing a secret bunker within the captured city; it was here Bunnie was forced to hide, feeling herself a liability in the fight against the Iron Queen despite wanting to be on the front lines. (StH: #208, #210)

An Overdue Honeymoon (Or Not)

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Following the Iron Queen's incarceration in the Dragon Kingdom, Tails offered Bunnie and Antoine a chance to finally celebrate their wedding like most couples-with a well-deserved honeymoon. As a result, the trio were not present to join Sonic and Sally in traveling to become members of the newly formed Wolf Pack Nation. With some additional passenger compartments installed on each side of a rebuilt Sea Fox, Tails brought the two of them out to the remote atoll of Cocoa Island where he kept his workshop. Bunnie was slightly concerned at first when Tails noticed a third sister island he never saw before, but put it out of her mind once they beached on the shoreline. After Tails assured them he had plenty of "pet projects" to keep him from being lonely and set off to his shop, Bunnie and Antoine went their own way on the beach, lightly joking about Tails' fears that they would be bored. The pair subsequently spent the day exploring the beach and ocean, enjoying the beautiful scenery in each other's company. After a heart-to-heart about the thought that they might have rushed into their marriage, the two agreed that it had been the right decision. Unfortunately, they then came under attack from the Battle Bird Armada, whose weaponry set the jungle on fire and left the pair with no avenue of escape unless they could reach Tails. Forced into battle, Bunnie proved that the technology of her cyborg limbs was superior to that of their attackers' weaponry, but both she and Antoine were then subdued and captured. The next day, Bunnie was taken from her cell to meet Battlekukku XV, who had mistaken her for a Dark Egg Legion member. Deciding to use the mistake to her advantage, Bunnie was able to gain useful intelligence on the Armada's history, including ties with the Eggman Empire and the Babylon Rogues. She and the Battle Lord were then alerted by Speedy, a high-ranking Armada member, about Antoine escaping from his cell, forcing Bunnie to go off in pursuit of him. She briefly argued with Speedy over who had authority in the situation, and the unfortunate Antoine became convinced that Bunnie's deception was in fact the truth. Bunnie's efforts to make him come along quietly were met with the reminder about Silver the Hedgehog's mention of a Freedom Fighter traitor and her own suggestion of a honeymoon. Bunnie then watched in horror as he threw himself out of an escape hatch to plummet to the sea below. She see her husband landed on Tails' Sea Fox. Bunnie continues to pretend to be a spy for the Dark Legion. Later she gives Antoine a sword to battle the Armada. After the three heroes defeated the Armada. Bunnie and Antoine thank Tails for having a "real vacation."(StH: #213, SU: #17, #18, #19, #20)

The Great Desert Reunion

After Bunnie arrived back in New Mobotropolis, Sally sent her and Sonic on a mission into the Great Desert to respond to a call for aid sent from Sand Blast City. Like Sonic, Bunnie was less than pleased at the notion of encountering them again, though she agreed they knew what to expect better than anyone else. While flying over the desert alongside Sonic, Bunnie flew off ahead of him to the city, only to find her robotic limbs suddenly shorting out and plummeted from the sky.

When she later awoke, she found herself on a cot with two Legionnaires seated nearby. Assuming she was a prisoner of the Dark Egg Legion's local chapter, she grabbed one while the other went off yelling for "the Baron." Before she could make another move, Bunnie was shocked to find her Uncle Beauregard Rabbot, whom she hadn't seen for years, and they warmly embraced. Bunnie was confused to find her uncle to be the chapter's Grandmaster, but explained her partial roboticization to him nonetheless, as well as her time as a Freedom Fighter and her recent marriage, leaving him proud and astonished. When Beau brought up some disdain for the family she married into though, Bunnie pointedly defended her husband and asked him to not "start" what was apparently an old debate between them, to which Beauregard relented. Bunnie then listened as Beauregard explained his chapter's situation of the Sand-Blasters turning on them after they were de-roboticized and then being forced to run Eggman's Oil Ocean Refinery in exchange for protection from them, to which she told her uncle she understood, promising to help.

Bunnie left for the refinery as part of a caravan of Legion saucers the next day, trying to reassure Beau she had no qualms fighting the Sand Blasters. She received an abrupt shock then, when Sonic jumped onto the saucer and struck her uncle as he believed Bunnie was the Legion's prisoner and came with the Sand Blasters to "rescue" her. He was thus caught by surprise when Bunnie flung him away and into the refinery's oil pits. She flew after Sonic, telling him that she couldn't allow the Sand Blasters to take over the refinery and the two began to fight. As they grappled, Bunnie and Sonic each made their point that they neither group could control the refinery as it would end badly for the other, and resumed their fight - using the battle as a pretense to destroy as much of the refinery as possible and leave it useless to both sides. Eventually, both factions realized the ruse and moved in, starting a large battle. Eager to still waste the refinery without being overwhelmed, Sonic and Bunnie jumped into the fray, with Bunnie taking out Tex and ruining an ambush from Shift E. Wolf. However, neither saw Jack Rabbit and Avery about to strike until the Baron foiled their sneak attack. Bunnie noticed her uncle dealing with Jack and ran over to him, but was accused of putting his chapter's lives at risk, only for her to reply that had happened when he sided with Eggman.

With the refinery destroyed by a wayward rocket of Avery's, Beauregard claimed Bunnie had doomed them all, but she insisted they instead kept the Sand Blasters from taking over, struck a blow to Eggman's plans, and diverted the blame from the Legion by getting Sonic involved. Realizing she would some day have to face him as a Freedom Fighter, Bunnie still didn't want their time together to end in "another fight" as they sadly bid each other good-bye, no longer recognizing each other as family. With Sonic's encouragement that they did the right thing by technically stopping the "bad guys" and helping a group of people in a bad situation, Bunnie agreed and suggested they head home.

Naugus and the Death Egg

With leftover tension from the city's occupation mounting, Bunnie joined the other Freedom Fighters while staking out Mina's free concert when Geoffrey St. John and Ixis Naugus showed up, preaching to be able to protect the citizens against NICOLE. When Sally gave the order to attack Geoffrey, he managed to dodge her attacks and briefly took her out with a chop to her jaw. After hearing that Hershey was dead, Bunnie resumed her attack with the others and tried to ensnare St. John in her extending arm, but could not to stop him. Sally eventually convinced Geoffrey to stand down and let justice takes its course, and had Antoine and Bunnie keep him under watch. Bunnie then witnessed the Death Egg Mark II arrive over the city and co-piloted the Freedom Fighter Special with Antoine once Sally ordered a hasty counterattack. Bunnie was unable to do much after that though, due to the aerial weapon's laser defenses, and flew around dodging them while Sonic and Sally, aboard the Tornado, managed to enter the Death Egg.

Thanks to Sally and Sonic's actions aboard the Death Egg, its main weapon was prevented from firing and the Death Egg sustained heavy damage. However, before it retreated it released the massive Titan Metal Sonic upon New Mobotropolis as a distraction. Seeing it from the Freedom Fighter Special, Bunnie elected to jump from the plane and attempt to stop the giant robot. Much to her displeasure she was joined by Ixis Naugus, who didn't want to see the city he wished to control destroyed. Bunnie attacked the giant robot with her arm cannon; however, when Naugus was swatted aside by the robot, he retaliated with a massive blast from his Chaos Emerald wand. Due to the carelessness of this attack, Bunnie was caught in the blast along with the robot. The entire robot was transformed into magical crystal; likewise, Bunnie's robotic limbs and clothing were also transformed. Naugus then used the now-crystallized robot to block the Death Egg' final attack, a massive laser blast. The crystal robot took the hit and exploded, raining destruction upon the area. Fortunately, Cream the Rabbit had seen where Bunnie had fallen and dragged her to safety, saving her life. Bunnie, now unconscious, was brought to Dr. Quack; because of the magical nature of the problem, he could only determine that she was at least stable for the time being. Bunnie was then taken to the hospital.

"Rabbot" No More

Bunnie Deroboticized

At the hospital, she is visited by Naugus, Sonic, St. John and Antoine. Naugus is badgered by Sonic into proving his good intentions and to do so he promised to de-crystalise Bunnie. In the process, his magic not only does this but restores her to flesh and blood (much to his surprise). Sometime later, she begins to realize her reliability as a Freedom Fighter had come from her bionics, and doubts that she would be any use to her friends. She was comforted by Antoine, however, who promised her that she will find a way to adjust to her restored form. (StH #232)

She was later seen with the other citizens of New Mobotropolis evacuating during the Battle Bird Armada invasion, as being carried by Antoine. (SU #35)

Unfortunately for Bunnie, her concerns were well-founded, as her lack of adaption to her lack of bionics means she wasn't of much help with the escort of Elias Acorn, and worse, she had to watch as Antoine has Metal Sonic blow up in his face and send him into a coma. Heartbroken and ashamed by her perceived weakness, Bunnie left a letter for the other Freedom Fighters and left.

Post-Super Genesis Wave

New World

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Bunnie getting the memories of her previous life

Following the Super Genesis Wave, Bunnie - now a cyborg once again - was sent on a mission undercover in Metropolis Zone as an Egg Soldier. Since she had stopped doing routine check-ins with the other Freedom Fighters, Sonic and Tails went to her station in Metropolis Zone to find her. After the successful mission, Bunnie's memories of her previous life are restored by NICOLE and she has a tearful reunion with Antoine.

Personality

Bunnie is a kind, gentle and considerate person with a lot of integrity. She's extremely optimistic given her condition and displays a soft, feminine charm. Despite this, she has a surprisingly tomboyish streak in that she isn't afraid to work up a sweat or get dirty. She often uses this "streak" during combat, and her roboticized retractable arm always helps her lash out. She speaks with a thick Southern accent, and shows her affection with folksy slang like "Hon'" or "Sugah".

Abilities

Bunnie has immense strength in artificial limbs, telescopic extending limbs, flight via rocket boosters (in feet), laser cannon in left arm, and martial arts skills.

Weakness

She's prone to typical robotic weaknesses and disabling her limbs would basically render her helpless. Being half robot also means she can't swim. Her robotic abilities seem to be connected to her energy.

Romance

While Bunnie had no romantic ties in the animated show (though did sometimes engage in flirtatious behavior), she showed her gratitude to Sonic for saving her life in the comics with mild flirting ("You're fast, and cute! What's your name, sugah?"). The unexpected happened when Bunnie gradually ended up falling in love with Antoine D'Coolette , although there were arguably hints as far back as StH #23; After an unseen character rescued Antoine from several near-death situations in Robotropolis, the story ended with Antoine planting a kiss on Bunnie's cheek (this was one of several clues throughout the story that Bunnie had followed Antoine to Robotropolis, a fact that was explicitly acknowledged in the table of contents of Sonic the Hedgehog Archives Volume 6).

When the normally foppish Antoine shows his vulnerable side during a suspicion-laced conference among various Freedom Fighter groups (StH #46), Bunnie tries to comfort him with a kiss. Their relationship began quietly, just before the EndGame storyline, and went on rather peacefully until the Xorda attack. During Sonic's exodus in space as a result of this event, Antoine seemingly dumps Bunnie, but their breakup is later revealed to be a ruse perpetrated by his "Anti-Mobius" counterpart Patch.

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Sonic and Bunnie

Not realizing what is going on, Bunnie believes that Antoine no longer loves her. This results in Bunnie becoming more reckless and emotional; She even goes as far as kissing Sonic (who is actually the lecherous Scourge in disguise) in an attempt to make Antoine jealous, and hopefully win him back. Sonic later discovers the swap and brings the real Antoine back, leading to a happy reunion, as Bunnie had never truly given up her feelings for him. She also accompanies Antoine when he bids farewell to his father, General D'Coolette, who is dying from Patch's poisoning. The General voices his approval of Bunnie's relationship with his son, and beseeches them to cherish their relationship. Afterward, Antoine proposes to Bunnie, and she accepts; the two are finally wed, with Sonic and Sally serving as best man and maid of honor, respectively.

Aside from her relationship with Antoine, Bunnie has been shown to be somewhat affectionate with other male characters. Her attraction to Sonic has not cooled completely, as evidenced by her diminishing reluctance to date Scourge (although Bunnie was unaware that it wasn't the real Sonic). Numerous occasions, including Sonic saving her from A.D.A.M.'s nano-machines, have also earned him grateful kisses from Bunnie for his heroism.

On a humorous note, Bunnie's fondness for nicknames like "Hon" and "Sugah" is identical to the catchphrases used by Rogue, a superheroine from X-Men. Antoine often refers to Bunnie as his "cherie", which is what Rogue's love interest, Gambit affectionately called her.

Beta-Bunnie

Issue 2 of the original 4-issue mini-series featured a splash page artwork of the Freedom Fighters battling Robotnik's robots, with Bunnie already included in their ranks. But her coloring scheme and overall design was different from both her SatAM counterpart and her future appearance in the comic. This page (along with every other filler page: most of them non-canonical gag panels) was not reproduced in the Sonic The Hedgehog: In The Beginning trade paperback.

Trivia

  • Bunnie's possible future in the Light Mobius being de-roboticized could be directed from Sonic the Hedgehog #232, where Bunnie was de-roboticized by Naugus.
  • Bunnie appeared in an episode of Cartoon Network's MAD, featured as one of several "female robots" who stood up for their rights. This is an inaccuracy, as Bunnie is a cyborg.

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