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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom 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 Archie Comics, see Duck "Bill" Platypus.

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D.B. Platypus, "Role Models"

Duck Bill Platypus,[1] or just D.B. Platypus[2] for short, is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is an anthropomorphic platypus and professional image specialist.[2]

Appearance

D.B. Platypus is a humanoid platypus at about Sonic's height with chartreuse colored fur. He has a very thick head and neck with a broad arylide yellow bill, small green eyes and two hair tuffs on both sides of his head. He also has rather broad shoulders and a fuzzy, apple green beaver-tail. For attire, he wears a black bowler hat, red-framed glasses reminiscent of pince-nez glasses, a black jacket with a befitting white shirt and red bowtie, white gloves, and white and black shoes.

History

TV series

Season one

1.41 - Role Models (8)

Platypus supervising Team Sonic.

D.B. Platypus was hired by Mayor Fink to make Team Sonic better role models for the village youth after they horsed around in public. Establishing himself upon meeting them, Platypus had the team follow gradually stricter rules about etiquette which eventually made Sticks leave. As Team Sonic then tried to stop Dr. Eggman's rampage, Platypus restricted them from using violence among other things, leaving the heroes helpless. However, he was disposed of by Sticks when she threw him into a garbage can, allowing her to get her team back in action.[2]

Season two

Working together with Dixon on Seaside Island's television network, Platypus inspired Dixon to hire Sticks as their new journalist when her news podcast proved more popular that the network's. However, Platypus, with Dixon's aid, kept adding changes to Sticks' TV news gig to improve its image until she quit from selling herself out.[3]

Personality

Don't even think about it!

D.B. Platypus' strict demeanor.

D.B. Platypus is somewhat regal in his approach with a slight sense of dry humor. However, he is a very strict, if not a little short-tempered, adviser. He demands unquestionable compliance from his clients and their personal opinions hold no importance to him. When pleased, he gladly gives compliments (or blows his praise whistle), but when even the slightest detail is off, he cites his clients by blowing his whistle. In his view, the perfect role is a soulless drone who follows every rule.[2]

As an image specialist, D.B. Platypus' forte is visual image. He is knowledgeable in the impression people leave on others and is well-versed in proper behavior. However, he has been known to take his pursuits of the perfect image pertaining to his assignments way too far, leaving his recipients with gradually stricter and stricter rules to follow. He is similarly utterly unconcerned with how his work affects the surroundings in the long run, as long as his recipients act out the ideal behavior he has deemed befitting for their case, even when the audience he is improving an image for or his recipients disapprove of the results of his work.[2][3]

Quotes

"Remember, you're not people anymore, you're role models!"
—D.B. Platypus, "Role Models"
"A true role model knows the value of a home cooked meal."
—D.B. Platypus, "Role Models"
"Uh, just a moment ol' chap, running into a room is bad form. Sonic, I'm looking at you."
—D.B. Platypus addressing the Old Monkey and then eyeing at Sonic. "Role Models"
"Role modeling fraction!"
—D.B. Platypus, "Role Models"

Trivia

  • In the Russian dub of Sonic Boom, D.B. Platypus was just called "Platypus".

References

  1. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (26 October 2015). Retrieved on 27 October 2015. “Alexander Soerensen: What does the D.B, in D.B. Platypus stand for? / Bill Freiberger: Duck Bill”
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harisson, Reid (24 October 2015). "Role Models". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 49. Cartoon Network.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Freiberger, Sam (26 November 2016). "Nutwork". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 55. Boomerang.

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