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The King is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series. He is the father of Princess Sally and was the ruler of Mobotropolis and Mobius. Immediately following the end of the Great War, the King was dethroned by Dr. Robotnik and banished to the Void.
In the aftermath of the Great War, the king announced that he would hold a reception banquet and appoint Julian as the new Minister of Science. Not soon after, however, the King was overthrown by Julian, now having renamed himself Robotnik, who took over his kingdom in a coup. The king was then promptly captured by Robotnik and was thrown into the Void, a crystalline universe from which none could escape. Inside there, the King met Naugus, a dark wizard of great power and Robotnik's mentor Naugus, who wanted revenge against Robotnik for trapping him in the Void as well
In an alternate timeline created when Sonic and Sally used the Time Stones to travel back in time to stop Robotnik's coup before it could begin, the King met Sonic and Sally shortly after his meeting Julian, who both warned him of the events that would change everything, but it was too late. No sooner, Robotnik entered the palace, with his nephew Snively and army of SWATbots, and announced his takeover. Like in the original timeline, the King was then captured and banished to the void.
Ten years after being imprisoned in the Void, Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies managed to enter the Void, finding the King alive and well. However, he only escaped the Void for a brief time with them before his body began to crystallize as a result of years of exposure to the Void's strange environment, which meant that he could no longer exist outside the Void. As a result, the King was forced to return there, much to the dismay of the Freedom Fighters and Sally in particular. Be he left, however, the King gave Sally a disk containing info on other ally Freedom Fighter groups.
- The King is not named during the series, but in the show's bible (and in the Archie Comics series based on the bible), he is called King Acorn.
- Had the series not been canceled, the King would have escaped the Void along with Naugus, and been used by the wizard as bait to lure the Freedom Fighters into a trap.
- The King's personal timeline in the series has some inconsistencies. He was imprisoned in the Void on the same day as Robotnik took over Mobotropolis, but he also later possesses a list of all Freedom Fighter groups, which did not exist when he was banished. Additionally, the first season episode "Sonic Boom" indicates that he was until recently held in Ironlock Prison, from which he transmitted sensitive documents to his daughter - an event that is totally incompatible with what would later be revealed as his fate.