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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.
The Gogoba Chief is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is an anthropomorphic chinchilla and the chief of the Gogobas, a tribe who uses guilt-tripping to make other obey their whims, from Gogoba Village. He also runs his own pawn shop as his source of income.
The Chief is an elderly humanoid chinchilla about Tails' height. He has grey fur with white fur on his front torso, the innards of his ears. On his muzzle he has a small white beard that is held together by small bands. He also has a bushy tail, long and curvy ears with bushes at the points, a small black nose, long front teeth and golden eyes. His attire consists of a crown made of a yellow band with purple spots and long green leaves, white gloves, a small green cape and flat sandals with green bands. He usually walks around with a bamboo quad cane.
While home, the Chief and his people were plundered by the Weasel Bandits until Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails saved them. Seeing Sonic and Tails as potential protectors, the Chief and his people guilt-tripped them into staying against their will until they had no choice but to remain. Sonic and Tails tried giving them their own defense system, but the Chief and his people botched it up on purpose. While Sonic and Tails were finally allowed to leave by guilt-tripping the chief, the chief and his village moved to Sonic's Shack so Sonic could protect them. After getting caught in an Dr. Eggman attack, however, the Chief and his people were guilt tripped by Sonic into coming with Eggman to his lair where they kept bothering the doctor. Eventually, the Chief would return to his village.
The Chief later attended the trial where Dr. Eggman sued Sonic for injuring him. When Eggman was proven uninjured, the Chief fled when Eggman launched an attack. Some time later, the Chief and his fellow villagers had a game of Limbo with Sonic in on it. The next day, he met Sonic again when his cart shop's wheel broke off and guilt-tripped the hedgehog into fixing it. The chief later went on vacation, only to be get his foot stuck under a rock due tothe Lightning Bolt Society. Though Sonic came to check on him, the Chief was left behind when Sonic had to got stop some Bee Bots, making the chief contemplate about chewing his leg off.
Another time, the Chief and several Gogobas came to the Village Center to see Bro-Down Showdown live, only to flee when Obliterator Bot attacked the Village. The Chief would later join his fellow Gogobas at the Robot Battle Royale to watch the tournament, where he saw Eggman steal Tails' Hypno-bot at the end.
When stuck under a cart, the Chief's accident was covered by news journalist Sticks the Badger until the Chief's guilt trips made Sticks realize she had sold herself out to the media. While the Chief tried to join Sticks' subsequent revolt movement, he remained stuck and was soon calmed down.
At first glance, the Chief is a nice, positive, and incredibly selfless individual, offering the best of what he has available and does not wish others to petty themselves with him and his village's troubles despite their own misery. He is likewise patient and composed, if not passive, as he remains calm and non-confrontational in any situation.
Underneath his friendly exterior though, the Chief is lazy, shrewd and a cunning manipulator who serves his village and his own self-interest first and foremost by making others obey his requests, even if it meant keeping them against their will. That said, the Chief is not without a good-willed consciousness as he too can be guilt tripped about other's needs. When outwitted, the Chief will nonetheless accept defeat, albeit rather poorly.
Powers and abilities
Like the rest of his village, the Chief is an expert at manipulating others using guilt. When talking with others, the chief seeds guilt by casually noting how his service to them leads to horrid costs for him, causing his victims to feel downright terrible and allowing him to make requests they cannot refuse.
- "Oh, its okay. We know how busy you are. Within a few months, this will turn into compost and we will able to grow new food to eat."
- —The Gogoba Chief when Sonic tries to refuse the feast they prepared for them, "Guilt Tripping"
- "Yeah, go, leave us. Goodbye forever."
- —The Gogoba Chief after being defeated by Sonic and Tails in guilt tripping, "Guilt Tripping"
- "Hey, do you have any unsalted butter? Its not a problem if you don't. I'll just have an allergic reaction that'll make me smell like feet, but don't worry about it"
- —The Gogoba Chief in Dr. Eggman's lair, "Guilt Tripping"
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Beechen, Adam (17 January 2015). "Guilt Tripping". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Gutierrez, Freddie (2 May 2015). "Late Fees". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 24. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Bill Freiberger's comment on the episode's commentary
- ↑ Alan Denton on Twitter. Twitter (16 may 2015). Retrieved on 14 December 2015. “Alan Denton: In this week's Sonic Boom, Gogoba Chief gets crushed under a rock. …Who says we don't give the fans what they want?”
- ↑ Sonic Boom episode 8, "Eggheads".
- ↑ Harrison, Reid (14 March 2015). "Don't Judge Me". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Harrison, Reed (16 May 2015). "Eggman Unplugged". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Moarbes, Charles-Henri (29 August 2015). "Bro-Down Showdown". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 41. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Van Liemt, Romain; Grenier, Benoit (26 September 2015). "Robot Battle Royale". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 45. Cartoon Network.
- ↑ Freiberger, Sam (26 November 2016). "Nutwork". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 55. Boomerang.