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The Froglodytes are a group that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. They are a horde of villainous anthropomorphic frogs that live in the sealed-off Froglodyte Caves below Seaside Island.

Description

Characteristics and culture

The typical Froglodyte is villainous, violent, monstrous and aggressive, although there are exceptions. Akin to thieves, they seek to ravage and loot other settlements of their possessions and valuables, all while causing unwarranted destruction.[1][2] Possessing a tribal-based society, they have a high priest acting as their leader while the rest fulfill the roles of soldiers.[1] They all also primarily wear the same dark clothes, although there are prominent members who wear more distinguishable attire befitting their occupations.[1][2][3] In their caves, they live solely off of a form of white "mystery slob."[2]

The Froglodytes are not savage and are reasonably intelligent by normal standards. However, they are typically rather gullible and overall nitwits as a result of their isolation. Rather than thinking critically for themselves, they will at first sight believe those in possession of advanced technology to be magical and kingly cyborg-creatures and will offer themselves as subservient servants to them. It is also custom in their culture to polish and shine the posteriors of such perceived authorities.[3]

The Froglodytes are very traditional and it is obligatory for all members to follow their customs, whether they like it or not.[2] The tribe has its own military as well, which all of them must participate in. Here, soldiers are put through rigorous training regiments. A drill sergeant oversees the soldiers' training while straightening out any disobedience that might surface. In case of an invasion, the drill sergeant serves as the commander of the lesser soldiers.[2]

The Froglodytes' lifestyle is rather simple, bordering on primitive. Most of them worship a deity named Frogymandias, whom they offer sacrifices to, no matter how measly since their resources are limited. They also have very few modern commodities, such as electrical appliances, and their weapons consist of fairly old-fashion spears and clubs. As such, any finer commodities introduced to their society are greatly appreciated.[1]

Having been described as a "horde", the Froglodytes are immensely large in numbers. This attribute makes up for their tribe's general lack of strength, allowing them to swarm and overwhelm otherwise more powerful foes.[1][2]

History

TV series

Past

For the past several years, the Froglodytes have remained in the their caves where they would worship Frogymandias, train, and live off of "mystery slob." While most of them were content with their customs, Og, a peace-loving Froglodyte who did not fit in with his people, would live a miserable existence in the caves.[2]

Season one

Frog god

The Froglodyte High Priest speaking to the Frogymandias idol.

After being trapped in their caves for some time by Sticks the Badger, who blocked the only exit out of the caves in her burrow, the Froglodytes noticed Amy unblocking the exit, prompting them to invade Sticks's Burrow. Despite resistance from Team Sonic, the Froglodytes took Sticks into their caves to sacrifice her to Frogymandias. However, they were stopped by Team Sonic, who rescued Sticks and trapped them in their caves again. The Froglodytes were not too upset though, as they got new furniture from what Team Sonic left behind.[1]

Season two

Froglodytes defeated

The Froglodytes at Team Sonic's mercy.

When Drill Bot's drill dug down to the Froglodyte Caves, Og used the passage it made to escape to the surface of Seaside Island and seek a better life. When the Froglodyte Drill Sergeant found the drill however, he used it to let his horde invade the Unnamed Village from underground. While plundering and ravaging the Village, the Froglodytes would overwhelm Team Sonic, but with Og's aid, the team drove the evil Froglodytes back home and sealed their new tunnel.[2] Later, the Froglodytes found Dr. Eggman entering their caves. However, they mistook Eggman for a magic king because of his Eggmobile, making them offer themselves as his servants. Seeking the Tummel Crystal in their caves to power MeBot, Eggman employed the Froglodytes to mine for it. Wanting to avoid work, they kidnapped the Gogobas from Gogoba Village and had them mine for them, although the Gogobas annoyed them to no end. Amidst this, the Froglodytes caught Team Sonic in one of their traps when they came to save the Gogobas. When Eggman then got the Tummel Crystal, his true colors got revealed to the Froglodytes by a liberated Sonic, prompting Eggman to summon MeBot. After Sonic took down MeBot with his mech suit though, the Froglodytes began bowing to him despite Sonic's attempts to discourage them.[3]

Trivia

  • Froglodyte is a portmanteau of the words "frog" and "troglodyte," the latter of which typically refers to a person who lives in a cave.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Trueheart, Eric (17 July 2015). "Closed Door Policy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 31. Cartoon Network.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Flynn, Ian (18 February 2017). "Og Man Out". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 67. Boomerang.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Freiberger, Sam (22 July 2017). "Return of the Buddy Buddy Temple of Doom". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 89. Boomerang.