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This group 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 Gogobas are a group that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. They are a tribe[1] of anthropomorphic chinchillas[2] who live in Gogoba Village on Seaside Island. Although weak of stature, they are expert manipulators, ensnaring their victims with nice behavior and heavy guilt trips.

Description

Characteristics and culture

The Gogobas live a simple lifestyle. They have a tribal-like society with a chief serving as their leader. They are seemingly self-sustaining as they grow their own food, but possess no form of defense, making them an easy target for invaders.[3]

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An example of Gogobas earning the favor of others.

The Gogobas have a humble, shame-mongering culture.[1] To the outside observer, the Gogobas are an incredibly nice and selfless people. They always offer the best of their services and resources and do not wish to bother others with their troubles, never once showing consideration for their own well-being and misery. This behavior makes them seem like pushovers as they offer no resistance when attacked. In truth, the Gogobas are devious experts in manipulating others using guilt, and their selflessness is only a façade to further this.[3]

While telling about their services to others or mentioning others' behavior, the Gogobas casually note how it is at horrid costs for themselves, thus instilling a strong sense of guilt. This way, their victims cannot say no to the Gogobas' requests.[3] For a Gogoba to show helpfulness and friendliness is to insult their culture, making such members unfit to be a part of the tribe.[1] That said, despite their shrewdness and penchant for manipulation, the Gogobas are not without conscience; the best way to escape them, is to guilt trip the Gogobas themselves.[3]

History

TV series

Season one

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The Gogobas being robbed.

As the Gogobas were plundered by the Weasel Bandits, Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails got rid of the bandits. Seeing that Sonic and Tails could serve as their protectors, the Gogobas guilt-tripped them to stay several times with royal treatments until they got them to stay as their protectors. Though the Gogobas were given a defense system by Sonic and Tails, they let themselves get caught in it so the duo could stay. Eventually, the Gogoba Chief let Sonic and Tails go after they guilt tripped him. In response, the Gogobas moved into Sonic's Shack so Sonic could protect them. No sooner, Dr. Eggman attacked the shack. After stopping him, Sonic and Tails guilt-tripped the Gogobas into following Eggman, making them settled in his Lair where they kept annoying Eggman.[3] Eventually though, the Gogobas returned to their village.[4]

A number of Gogobas attended the trial between Sonic and Dr. Eggman, where Eggman sued Sonic for injuring him. When Eggman was shown to be fine, the Gogobas fled as Eggman retaliated.[5] Sometime later, they held a game of Limbo in their village, with Sonic joining in on the festivities.[4] Another time, several Gogobas came to see Bro-Down Showdown live in the Village Center. However, they were forced to flee and seek shelter when Obliterator Bot attacked the set.[6] The Gogobas would soon after come to the Robot Battle Royale, where they saw Eggman steal Tails' Hypno-bot at the end.[7] Later, a lone Gogoba would visit Meh Burger.[8]

Season two

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Knuckles tries to join the Gogobas.

Hearing that an asteroid would impact the earth, a Gogoba showed up to buy a spot in Eggman's bunker to ride out the impending apocalypse in. Although the Gogoba did not get a spot, Team Sonic would stop the asteroid.[9] Seeking a foster family, Knuckles would join the Gogobas. However, the Gogoba Chief cast him out once he realized Knuckles was too friendly and helpful to be a part of their tribe.[1]

Trivia

  • The Gogobas were briefly mentioned in "Eggheads" before their debut, as a part of a television show Sonic was watching.

Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (28 January 2017). "Knuck Knuck! Who's Here?". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 64. Boomerang.
  2. Sonic Boom Commentaries Uncut: Ep 9 Post-Show - "Natural Selection". YouTube (19 January 2015). Retrieved on 1 June 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Beechen, Adam (17 January 2015). "Guilt Tripping". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 9. Cartoon Network.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gutierrez, Freddie (2 May 2015). "Late Fees". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 24. Cartoon Network.
  5. Harrison, Reid (14 March 2015). "Don't Judge Me". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
  6. Moarbes, Charles-Henri (29 August 2015). "Bro-Down Showdown". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 41. Cartoon Network.
  7. Van Liemt, Romain; Grenier, Benoit (26 September 2015). "Robot Battle Royale". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 45. Cartoon Network.
  8. Harrison, Reid (17 October 2015). "Designated Heroes". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 48. Cartoon Network.
  9. Sellner, Joelle (19 November 2016). "Spacemageddonocalypse". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 54. Boomerang.

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