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 (referred to as male)
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Chao! — Cheese
Cheese ( is a character from the チーズ Chīzu ) ? . He is a neutral Sonic the Hedgehog series Chao owned by Cream the Rabbit and the twin brother of Chocola. He is often used as a method of attack by Cream in the many games they both appear in. Cheese is mostly referred to as male: In  , Shadow the Hedgehog Cream asks Shadow to find Cheese in which she says, "You have to find ."
He is a
Unique Chao in , and raises the entire team's luck when bonded to a character depending on his level: at level 1 he increases it by 5, at level 2 by 10, and at level 3 by 15. Cheese is the only Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Chao in the game that can't be attained from an egg, and is also the only Chao that has significance in a side-quest. Cheese is found in a cave that the player needs to climb to access it.
Cheese has the appearance of a neutral child Chao: he is light blue and has yellow markings at the tip of his head, hands, feet and tail, a bulb-shaped head, dark blue eyes, a floating, yellow pom-pom ball hovering above the top of his head that changes appearance corresponding to his emotions, two pink butterfly-like wings and a small circular tail. He is distinguishable from other Chao by his red bow tie (its color alternates to pink depending on the game played).
Cheese is a very loyal Chao and is always ready to help Cream. Cheese's mood also tend to reflect Cream's: whenever Cream is happy or upset, so is Cheese.
Powers and abilities
Cream's main form of attack - Cream launches Cheese as a 'homing missile' of sorts, as he homes in on and, in the Sonic Advance games, destroys an enemy, making him a valuable weapon. He is also able to create tornadoes in .
Cheese also has the ability to change into a
Chao version of Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, and Amy. This only appears in the game .
Sonic Advance 3
, Cheese has the ability to greatly increase the luck of all team members during battle.
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
Cream is Cheese's best friend and partner. The two are rarely ever seen apart from each other and they share a close bond. The two of them work well together and even give each other courage.
Chocola is Cheese's sibling that appears in
. It appears that he cares deeply for Chocola as he shows sadness in Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes when he discovers that his sibling has gone missing and sets off to rescue him.
Sonic has occasionally came to Cream and Cheese's rescue throughout the series.
In other media
Cheese is a main character in the
Sonic X anime and comic, again appearing as Cream the Rabbit's faithful pet.
Cheese also appears in the
comic series and its spin-off comic series published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. In this media, Cheese originally lived with Cream, Vanilla and his fellow Chao at a Chao Garden the Southern Baronies until Snively Robotnik attacked and their home was destroyed. Upon Amy Rose's insistence, Cheese and his family moved to New Mobotropolis and set up their new home there. After getting themselves acquainted with their new home, Cheese accompanied Cream on all her adventures, helping her however he could every step of the way, and eventually joined Team Freedom with her, and later on, the Freedom Fighters.
Cheese's name comes from the food " cream cheese", which couples with the fact that Cream is rarely seen without him.
It is possible for the player to obtain more than one Cheese in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.
Cheese has the ability to hover in the air, unlike the Chao from the Sonic Adventure series, who can only fly for a few seconds before having to land.
Strangely, when Cream has Cheese equipped in Sonic Chronicles, Cheese will stay next to her even when she throws him at an enemy.
In , Cheese appears to be missing his signature red bow tie.
Sonic Colors In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, there is a Chao named Cheezlet that is very similar to Cheese.
is the first Sonic Free Riders Sonic game that Cheese is not with Cream throughout the story, although she does reference him along with her mother in one cutscene.
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