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General Armand D'Coolette (died 3237) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He was the highest-ranking officer in the Acorn Kingdom Army and the father of Antoine D'Coolette. He taught his son the art of sword-fighting, and Antoine's uniform once belonged to his father. Sadly, the General was called away by duty, and disappeared, presumed to be dead.
Armand had been a widower for quite some time (the exact number of years is not given, but Antoine seems to have little if any memory of his mother) and expressed faith that he would reunited with her in the afterlife.
It was only when Sonic, seeking to defeat Robotnik's sub-bosses, arrived in the forest kingdom of Mercia, that he discovered the fate of the General. Armand D'Coolette had been captured by Robotnik and roboticized, serving as the High Sheriff of the area and nemesis of Rob O' the Hedge. Sonic engaged the General in a failed attempt to jar his memory. Unaffected, Armand drove Sonic and co. from the area.
Some time later, General D'Coolette's free will was restored. He reunited with his son Antoine, returning to his old home. However, one obstacle had to be overcome for the memory of the High Sheriff to be put to rest: that of his old foe, Rob. Unaware that the General did not remember his deeds as the High Sheriff, Rob remained in Knothole for some time, to see if his old enemy had really changed. The General proved true, and Rob even departed on good terms with him. As with the majority of Mobius' population, Armand was de-roboticized by the Bem. He returned to duty in the army, but was forced to give up fighting due to poor health after being poisoned by Patch. He eventually passed away, but not before saying goodbye to Antoine and his girlfriend Bunnie Rabbot, voicing his approval of their relationship and imploring them to cherish it.
Though he was fearsome in battle, Antoine described Armand as "the kindest soul who ever lived".
- In the Sonic the Hedgehog animated TV series episode "The Odd Couple" features a portrait of Armand hanging over Antoine's bed, although his appearance differs slightly with his comic depiction.
- The nickname "High Sheriff" is based from Sheriff of Nottingham from the Robin Hood folklore.