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- For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Maximillian Acorn. For the character in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series, see King (SatAM).
King Acorn, from Sonic the Hedgehog #252
Sally Acorn (daughter)
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King Acorn is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series and its spin-off comics. He is an anthropomorphic squirrel, the king of the Kingdom of Acorn, and the father of Princess Sally Acorn. Many years ago the king was betrayed by his former royal advisor, Dr. Robotnik which would result in the evil scientist's rise to power, while the King was imprisoned in the Special Zone. Thanks to Sonic the Hedgehog though, the King was rescue and restored to his throne, where he promised his daughter that that he would handle the matter of state so she could continue as a Freedom Fighter.
King Acorn is an anthropomorphic brown squirrel with blue eyes. He shares general coloration with his daughter; such as two tones of brown used for his fur, and auburn hair and eyebrows. He particularly has a short and smooth mustache and likewise smooth and flat hair, and possesses a large and rounded, bushy tail.
King Acorn typically wears a blue-colored uniform trimmed with red at the collar, sleeves, and bottom, with a red belt with an acorn-shaped buckle and gold epaulettes. He also wears white gloves, and blue boots with buckles on the feet and red cuffs on top.
King Acorn was an affectionate father to his daughter Sally and a just ruler; unfortunately, he made the mistake of trusting both Walter Naugus and Dr. Robotnik. After earning his trust, the latter of the two villains imprisoned both King Acorn and Naugus in the Special Zone, taking over Mobotropolis in their absence. Years later, King Acorn would be rescued by Sonic the Hedgehog who was part of the New Freedom Fighters, lead by Sally and Mobotropolis was restored to its former glory. However, Sally came to enjoy her new lifestyle as a warrior and appealed to her father to let her stay that way. King Acorn stopped her and admitted that it would work out for the best, as her actions honored her Kingdom and that while he would always worry for Sally's safety, it made sense for her to be out on the field, protecting the world from Eggman, while he handled things back in Mobotropolis.
Dawn of a New World
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where King Acorn's original history ended.
At some point, Max had run afoul of Naugus and was eventually captured by the wizard as he attempted to take the throne, and imprisoned under Castle Acorn. He was eventually rescued from his captivity by Sonic, Tails, and Nicole, the latter of whom he felt had been captured by Naugus due to his own hesitation. After Sonic and Tails filled King Acorn in on events, the pair asked him if he could help them get in touch with the other Freedom Fighters, and the king gladly provided his service. Informing the pair that the Freedom Fighters had been working on a classified project, he showed them a single message sent by Rotor, which included a set of encrypted coordinates. As the heroes prepared to leave to find their missing friends, Max made one request: that they let him know as soon as they found Sally. He was later reunited with his daughter after her return from scouting the Death Egg.
The Shattered World Crisis soon forced the reunited family apart again, but Westside Island was fortunate enough to be spared the worst of the planet cracking apart. King Acorn and Vanilla the Rabbit later contacted the Freedom Fighters aboard the Sky Patrol to trade notes on the current situation. Despite the difficulties, King Acorn remained optimistic and confident in the abilities of the young heroes.
King Acorn is considerate and has a jovial demeanor, and he displays quite friendly regards towards Sonic, Tails, and Nicole. He is a beloved family man and hold a great deal of fatherly concern for Sally, though he also expresses confidence in her abilities and understands her important contributions to the Freedom Fighters. As such, he allowed Sally to remain with the Freedom Fighters even after Mobotropolis had been reclaimed from Dr. Eggman.
- King Acorn's name is presumed to no longer be Maximillian, as this was an element added to his character years before the current reboot and not by Ian Flynn.
- King Acorn at Mobius Encyclopedia, the Archie Sonic wiki