- For other uses, see Vanilla the Rabbit (disambiguation).
Vanilla the Rabbit (ヴァニラ・ザ・ラビット Vanira za Rabitto?) is a fictional minor character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is an anthropomorphic rabbit and the respected mother of Cream the Rabbit. Vanilla lives in a small cottage close to Night Carnival with her daughter, Cheese and Gemerl. Vanilla is a skilled housewife, who has taught her daughter polite manners under her kind, but strict discipline.
Vanilla is a cream-colored rabbit with a white muzzle, brown eyes and a tuft of light brown/orange hair. She has light brown/orange markings around her eyes and on the ends of her lopped ears. She wears a long light pink/purple dress with a white trim and a fitted burgundy vest, an orange ascot, white gloves with gold cufflinks, and low-heeled burgundy shoes.
Sonic Advance 2
In Sonic Advance 2, six years after Cream's birth, Vanilla, Cream and Cheese were kidnapped by Dr. Eggman. Cream and Cheese, who was saved by Sonic the Hedgehog, came along with Sonic to find her mother, knowing she was still in trouble. Eventually, Vanilla was found by her daughter in Leaf Forest after Eggman was defeated.
Unfortunately, Vanilla was later kidnapped by Eggman again with his mech and taken into space. There, Super Sonic defeated Eggman, and Vanilla's Capsule plummeted down to Earth. Amidst her fall however, she was saved by Sonic. Upon being welcomed back by Sonic's friends, Vanilla was reunited with Cream, though she noticed that Sonic had already left for another adventure before she could thank him. Regardless, Vanilla has been grateful to Sonic ever since.
Sonic Advance 3
In Sonic Advance 3, Vanilla was taking Cream and Cheese to the beach where they found the damaged Gemerl laying helplessly in the sand. After Tails had repaired Gemerl and reprogrammed him to be a friend of Cream, Vanilla took Gemerl with her to live a happy life in her cottage with Cream and Cheese.
In Sonic Rush, Vanilla allowed Cream and Cheese to go out and play near Night Carnival Zone one day. When Cream returned, she brought Blaze the Cat, who she had met earlier. Vanilla got the reluctant Blaze to stay for tea, during which Blaze explained her mission to save her world. Vanilla advised her to see Sonic the Hedgehog for help and she allowed Cream to go with Blaze on her journey.
Later on, Sonic and Tails arrived at Vanilla's cottage looking for Blaze. Vanilla informed them that Cream had gone out with her to find him, and told the duo where they could find them.
Other game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Sonic Free Riders
In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Vanilla is mentioned by Cream in the White Space, where she notes that Vanilla told her to return once she left Sonic's birthday party. In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Vanilla is seen on one of concept artworks from the ending scene of Sonic Advance 3.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
In other media
In the anime series Sonic X, Vanilla is a resident from Sonic's unnamed homeworld. There, she was separated from her daughter when Cream got transported to Earth by Chaos Control. Vanilla was eventually transported to Earth herself by a second Chaos Control event, and got reunited with her daughter. After that, Vanilla moved into the Thorndyke Mansion. Weeks after, a portal was created which let Vanilla and Cream return home. Six months later, Vanilla took an alien named Cosmo in for a day before she and her friends (Cream included) went into space to battle the Metarex. Meanwhile, Vanilla remained on her home world where she handled local affairs.
In the Archie Comics continuity, Vanilla originally lived with her daughter Cream the Rabbit in the Southern Baronies. One day, however, she and Cream came under attack by Snively Robotnik. Though Amy Rose came to their rescue, Vanilla and Cream's home got destroyed, so they moved to New Mobotropolis. While Vanilla initially had trouble adjusting to her new surroundings and the dangers Cream got involved in, she came to accept it and even allowed Cream to join Team Freedom.
- Although not having her own official character profile on the official Sonic Channel website, Vanilla is mentioned by name in Cream's character profile.
- In the games, Vanilla's ascot was orange, but in Sonic X, it was blue.
- Vanilla, along with Cream and Cheese, were the first new characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series to be introduced on a Nintendo video game console.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008). In-game description of the "Cream" trophy.
- ↑ Sonic Team (November 4, 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Xbox 360. Sega. Cutscene: After Team Rose Mission 06 "Cream: Hi, mama! I'll keep doing my best!"
- ↑ Sonic Team (November 4, 2010). Sonic Free Riders. Xbox 360. Sega. Cutscene: After Team Rose Mission 10 "Cream: Mama! Cheese! I did it! I did it!"
- ↑ Sonic Team (November 1, 2011). Sonic Generations. Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Sega. Area/Level: White Space. "Cream: Um, where are we? I told Mama I'd be right back when I left..."
- ↑ Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Cream & Cheese. Sega. Retrieved on 3 July 2015.