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Lindsey Thorndyke (リンゼー・ソーンダイク Rinzē Sōndaiku?, lit. "Linsey Thorndyke") (neè Fair) is a character in the anime series Sonic X and its comic series published by Archie Comics. She is a famous actress, the mother of Christopher Thorndyke and the wife of Nelson Thorndyke.
Lindsey is a very caring, kind-hearted, yet dimwitted mother who only wants what is best for her son, even if she usually has no idea of which direction to turn. She has been regretful of how her busy lifestyle constantly keeps her away from her son and along with her husband, she was able to afford a beautiful mansion so that he could enjoy a luxurious lifestyle. Whenever they get together, it usually is not for very long and it has led her to believe that she is indeed a terrible mother on occasion. Regardless, Lindsey was oblivious how deeply emotionally scarred Chris was by her and her husband's absence in his life, but they made it better in the end when they remembered a special vacationing area they all used to visit when they seemed more like a normal family.
She is very over-excitable and, due to her overly-excessive dimwitted thoughts and actions, often takes things to the extreme. For example, she sky-dives from a helicopter in order to land on the balcony of her house just so she could visit Chris when he had a small cold. She sometimes tends to act a bit oblivious to certain things as well. She is also shown to be a terrible cook, but enjoys working in the kitchen nonetheless.
Her role in the Sonic X anime was a minimal but recognizable one. Due to her constant absence, Chris had developed unnoticeable problems dealing with separation from her and and her relationship. It wasn't resolved until the second to the last episode of season 2.
She is a movie star and is highly famous. She has made numerous appearances throughout the show despite being away on business. Her first notable role had her as the guest of honor at a party Chris held for her coming home. She had to leave before she was able to see it through however.
Other notable appearances include when Nelson Thorndyke, her husband, bought the purple Chaos Emerald from a jewelry shop and constructed a complicated plan to give it to her during one of her movie screenings for their anniversary. However, it was stolen by Doctor Eggman in the end. There was a time in an episode where she had found a yellow Chaos Emerald and gave it to Cream the Rabbit simply because the color seemed to match.
- "If this were a film I'd ask for another take... isn't there anything we can do?" - Sonic X Episode 49.
- Years later, Lindsey was remade (with hair similar to Elvis Presley and a face appearance that looks mediumly like Clover from Totally Spies) as Maggie Dunlop for the Curious George film as well as the series' sequel.