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This character 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.
For the video game series, see Tomatopotamus (series).

Tomatopotamus[1] is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is a fictional, non-anthropomorphic hippopotamus that can shoot tomatoes, and the titular protagonist of the Tomatopotamus video game series.[1]

Appearance

Tomatopotamus is depicted as a cartoonish non-anthropomorphic hippopotamus. He has a torso at about the size of his head, and a slightly longer-than-normal tail. His exact skin color is unclear however. At some point, his legs were recolored.[1]

History

TV series

Past

Tomatopotamus starred as the main playable character in the Tomatopotamus video game series that was launched years ago. In time, Tomatopotamus received high acclaim from fans.[1] His design would also be used to create the ground-breaking video game character, Ms. Tomatopotamus.[2] As the series declined however, fans began to criticize Tomatopotamus: some bashed the character for being unsuitable for 3D games while others criticized his eventual redesign (wherein he received recolored legs).[1]

Season two

Years later, Team Sonic remained avid fans of the classic Tomatopotamus, prompting Sonic to buy Tomatopotamus 2 for his team when he found it.[1]

Powers and abilities

Tomatopotamus is capable of flight by twirling his tail around like rotary blades. He can also shoot tomatoes from his mouth.[1]

Trivia

  • The criticism of the recoloring of Tomatopotamus' legs is a reference to the real-life backlash fans from the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom demonstrated when Sonic's Sonic Boom counterpart was redesigned with blue arms instead of peach.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (11 February 2017). "FiendBot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 66. Boomerang.
  2. Raut-Siezac, Natalys (15 April 2017). "Nominatus Rising". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 75. Boomerang.