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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
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The Walrus Camera Man[1] is a character who appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is an anthropomorphic walrus and a camera man employed by the television network on Seaside Island. He primarily works in the field, usually as Soar the Eagle's camera operator, and has on rare occasions worked as a photographer.[2]

Appearance

The Walrus Camera Man is a humanoid walrus slightly shorter than Soar with lavender fur and purple eyes. He has a large and round torso with stubby legs, thin arms, a medium-large head with no visible neck, and a wide muzzle with grey skin, short tusks and a black snout. For attire, he wears a black cap, white gloves, a tan vest with dark spots and several pockets, and black boots. He is also rarely seen without a camera on him.

History

TV series

Season one

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The Walrus Camera Man and Soar covering a news story.

With the "trial of the century" between Sonic and Eggman on, the Walrus Camera Man stood for the video coverage on Soar's interview of Sonic.[3] Then, after covering Soar's report on the "Battle of the Buns," the Walrus Camera Man visited Chez Amy, only to flee when Eggman demolished the place.[4]

The Walrus Camera Man would also record Soar's interview of Sonic's opinion on Dave the Intern's brief rise to villainy.[5] When New Year's Eve then came, the Walrus Camera Man did coverage on the interviews of the local icons at the party in the Village Center. Amidst this, Dr. Eggman used his Slow Motion Machine to slow down time long enough for him to beat Sonic in something before New Year, though it happened too fast for the walrus to notice.[6] Later, with Justin Beaver's rise to fame, the Walrus Camera Man provided coverage on the uprising pop star.[2] The Walrus Camera Man and Soar also tried to get an interview of Knuckles the Echidna while he was a celebrity, but were rejected.[7]

Season two

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The Walrus Camera Man recording Tommy's Thunder's interview.

With movie star Tommy Thunder in town, the Walrus Camera Man was there whenever Soar did a news report on Tommy's activities, including Tommy's latest movie promotion and his supposed victory over Obliterator Bot.[8] The Walrus Camera Man was also there to cover Soar's news story on the new scissor factory.[9] While controlled by Dreamcaster soon after, the Walrus Camera Man would broadcast the robot's hypnotism across the Village in an attempt to take control of Sticks.[10] He would also later help Soar cover a contest between Dave the Intern and a new robot employee at Meh Burger (which ended in Dave's defeat) on a slow news day.[11] He and Soar soon after joined forces again to do a news coverage of the Science Fair Awards.[12]

When Tails seemingly proved Muckfoot's existence with a photo, the Walrus Camera Man would praise Tails as a hero. He soon after got a job on the new reality show Muckfoot Hunters, where he would film Tommy Thunder and Tails' real-life encounter with "Muckfoot".[13] Returning to Soar, the Walrus Camera Man intruded on an attack on the Village by malware-infected robots and recorded Soar's report on the crisis while ignoring peoples' cries for help.[14] The Walrus Camera Man later worked as the camera operator on the Comedy Chimp Show a few time and on a home shopping show once.[15] When local gossip later revealed that Dr. Eggman was no doctor, the Walrus Camera Man began seeing him as a joke. After helping Soar spread the word, the Walrus Camera Man joined the villagers in mocking Eggman during the scientist's next trip to the Village, although Eggman soon got a real doctorate.[16] The Walrus Camera Man and Soar soon after resurfaced to do a live coverage of the soccer match between Team Sonic and Team Cybonic that would decide the rec center's fate, a match of which Team Sonic won.[17] Several months afterward, the Walurs Camera Man would help Soar do a TV coverage of Race Day.[18]

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The Walrus Camera Man on Vector's television show.

Joining Vector the Crocodile and his TV show on their next case, the Walrus Camera Man recorded Vector's whole investigation while following him around.[19] The Walrus Camera Man was later helping out on the set of the latest Tommy Thunder film when an avalanche buried him and the set in snow. Before they met their doom though, the Walrus Camera Man and his associates were saved by Tails.[20]

Personality

Like what is expected of a camera operator, the Walrus Camera Man is very dedicated to his profession, never showing any lack of focus while at work and maintaining a prying eye on the subject(s) he is recording.[6] However, he does not appear to be very helpful (at least not while at work), as he does not seem interested in helping people in distress, even when they are right in front of him.[14]

Trivia

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The Walrus Camera Man on TV.

  • The Walrus Camera Man is depicted on the SMPTE color bars used by Seaside Island's television network.[7]
  • The Walrus Camera Man's character model is borrowed from the Walrus Male's (the only visual difference between those two characters are the attire they wear).

References

  1. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (27 October 2016). Retrieved on 28 October 2016. “Alexander Soerensen: Who do you call that Walrus camera man, namely the one who follows Soar around? / Bill Freiberger': We call him Walrus Camera Man.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (15 August 2015). "Battle of the Boy Bands". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 39. Cartoon Network.
  3. Harrison, Reid (14 March 2015). "Don't Judge Me". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
  4. Harrison, Reid (13 July 2015). "Chez Amy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 27. Cartoon Network.
  5. Harrison, Reid (1 August 2015). "Next Top Villain". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 37. Cartoon Network.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harrison, Reid (8 August 2015). "New Year's Retribution". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 38. Cartoon Network.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Harrison, Reid (5 September 2015). "Late Night Wars". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 42. Cartoon Network.
  8. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (29 October 2016). "Tommy Thunder: Method Actor". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 53. Cartoon Network.
  9. Freiberger, Sam (26 November 2016). "Nutwork". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 55. Boomerang.
  10. Shriver, Pauk (31 December 2016). "In the Midnight Hour". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 60. Boomerang.
  11. Baraou, Anne (18 March 2017). "Robot Employees". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 71. Boomerang.
  12. Sellner, Joelle (1 April 2017). "Mombot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 73. Boomerang.
  13. Burke, Kevin; Wyatt, Chris (8 April 2017). "Muckfoot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 74. Boomerang.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg; Freiberger, Bill (13 May 2017). "Robots From The Sky Part 2". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 79. Boomerang.
  15. Saisselin, Peter (10 June 2017). "Lightning Bowler Society". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 83. Boomerang.
  16. Freiberger, Sam (8 July 2017). "Mister Eggman". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 87. Boomerang.
  17. Freiberger, Sam (5 August 2017). "Victory". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 91. Boomerang.
  18. James, Jake (26 August 2017). "If You Build It They Will Race". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 94. Boomerang.
  19. Harrison, Reid (10 September 2017). "Vector Detector". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 96. Boomerang.
  20. Grenier, Benoit (14 October 2017). "You and I Bee-come One". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 99. Boomerang.