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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.

The Walrus Male[2] is a character who appears in the Sonic Boom franchise. He is an anthropomorphic walrus and a blue collar working stiff[3] who lives on Seaside Island. He is also a member of the Village Council.

Appearance

The Walrus Male is a humanoid walrus about Mayor Fink's height with lavender fur and magenta 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 an orange snout. For attire, he wears a boater hat with a green grosgrain ribbon, white gloves, a Tyrian purple vest, green socks, and beige shoes. Sometimes, he uses a small cane.

In the Archie Comics, the Walrus Male has yellow fur, a much more peach muzzle and a white boater hat.

History

TV series

Season one

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The Walrus Male watching Orbot and Cubot's street act.

While in the Village Center, the Walrus Male would witness a terrible street performance put up by Orbot and Cubot.[4] He later came to see a show at T.W. Barker's Circus of Wonders.[5]

As the Walrus Male chatted with the Walrus Child, he and the villagers were rounded by Dr. Eggman when he invaded Seaside Island to face Eggman's Mega. Luckily, the Walrus Male and the villagers were saved when Knuckles made the Mega destroy itself with his current case of bad luck when he tried to join Eggman.[6] Following a visit at Meh Burger,[7] the Walrus Male found Eggman selling tomato sauce.[8] When Sonic ended up proving it was safe, the Walrus Male bought some cans of sauce for himself. A few weeks later though, he got attacked by his toaster which had been turned into a weapon by Eggman's sauce cans. Fortunately, he was saved from it after Team Sonic stopped Eggman.[8]

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The Walrus Male at Chez Amy.

While the world was stuck in a time loop that Eggman created, the Walrus Male kept visiting Meh Burger until the loop was broken, since he retained no memory of the recurring events.[9] Regardless, he continued his trips to Meh Burger.[10][11] Eventually, the Walrus Male got entangled in the Battle of the Buns between Chez Amy and Meh Burger. Depending on their gimmicks, the Walrus Male would switch between these restaurants, before settling at Chez Amy until Eggman destroyed it.[12] The Walrus Male later saw Swifty the Shrew come to the Village and quickly began adoring the shrew's sweet-wise style. So when Swifty had a race with Sonic, which the latter lost and got banished from the Village as his penalty, the Walrus Male stood by Swifty all the way. However, he was betrayed by Swifty when Eggman revealed Swifty was his robot agent. As Swifty robots ravaged the Village, the Walrus Male united with the Village Council and brought Sonic back in time for the hedgehog to stop Eggman's army.[13]

The Walrus Male later visited Knuckles while he filled in for Mayor Fink and the echidna approved a permit that let him built a treehouse. At the site though, the Walrus Male ended up in an argument with other villagers who had permits contradicting his.[14] Another time, the Walrus Male came to the premiere of Eggman's movie at Eggman's lair. Amidst the movie, he learned it was meant to enslave the audience with hypnotism, but had failed due to an error. The Walrus Male was thus sent away with the others.[15] Learning later that Sonic had been insensitive by calling Mike the Ox "just a guy", the Walrus Male joined an angry mob of fellow-minded villagers to reprimand Sonic. However, Sonic soon redeemed himself.[16] A while later, the Walrus Male witnessed Dave the Intern's pitiful attempt to use Octopus Bot against Sonic.[17]

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The Walrus Male celebrating the New Year with Lady Walrus.

Coming to the New Year's celebration in the Village Center, the Walrus Male shared a dance with Lady Walrus. While dancing, Eggman used his Slow Motion Machine to slow down time long enough for him to beat Sonic in something before New Year, though the Walrus Male did not notice Eggman's victory as it happened too fast for him to see it.[18] The Walrus Male later came to Meh Burger and afterwards had a laugh from watching Tails do a dance.[19] He would likewise stop by in the Village Center to watch Bro-Down Showdown live for a while.[20] Reading the news later on, the Walrus Male learned Knuckles had become a celebrity for a trash can trend. He thus showered the echidna with admiration and adoration during his time of fame.[21] Another time, the Walrus Male joined a tour of Eggman's lair where he, to his shock, saw Sonic being accused of stealing Eggman's Particle Accelerator.[22]

The Walrus Male later came to the Robot Battle Royale, where he saw Eggman steal Tails' Hypno-bot at the end.[23] Then, when a heatwave hit Seaside Island, the Walrus Male stayed comfortable by chatting at Meh Burger.[24] Following that, he would come to Puppy Con, where he witnessed Eggman's fruitless attempt to steal a rare playing piece.[25] Following another visit at Meh Burger,[26] the Walrus Male, along with the rest of the Village got attacked by Eggman's new Obliterator Bot which Team Sonic quickly stopped, earning them the Greatest Role Model of All Time Award.[27] As a new supervillain later arose, the Walrus Male would pay him no mind while having lunch.[28]

Season two

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The Walrus Male in line to see Tommy Thunder.

A fan of Tommy Thunder, the Walrus Male came to the movie star's latest movie promotion. There, he hailed Team Sonic after their latest victory over Eggman. The Walrus Male also showed up to hail Tommy after he "beat" Obliterator Bot.[29] Hearing later that an asteroid would impact the earth, the Walrus Male showed up to buy a spot in Eggman's bunker to ride out the impending apocalypse in. Although the Walrus Male did not get a spot, Team Sonic would stop the asteroid.[30]

Taking an interest Sticks' news podcast, the Walrus Male would come to her interviews after she got a TV news gig. As Sticks admitted she had sold herself out to the media though, the Walrus Male was inspired by the repentant Sticks to "fight the power." He and the villagers thus began a random revolt before getting calmed and directed into destroying Eggman's latest device when he showed it.[31] The Walrus Male was later in the Village Center where Sonic traveled to another plane of existence.[32] Another time, the Walrus Male had to deal with Mark the Tapir's impudence while waiting in line at the post office before taking a trip to the movies.[33] He would also come to Meh Burger Karaoke Night, where he saw Tails perform.[34]

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The Walrus Male hypnotized.

While subtly hypnotized by Dreamcaster's TV broadcasts, the Walrus Male angrily faced Sticks when she disturbed him with her unlikely story about Dreamcaster on TV. The Walrus Male soon after became Dr. Eggman's zombie slave, who had him and the hypnotized villagers build a world-controlling satellite. He would later attack Sticks when she came to the rescue, but was freed as Team Sonic foiled Eggman's plan.[35] When Tails later made a Village defense against Eggman, the Walrus Male would praise the fox at his trophy ceremony until Eggman arrived through a hole in the defense. With Tails' defense backfiring while Eggman was stopped, the Walrus Male joined the villagers scorning Tails afterward.[36]

Having a chat with Lady Walrus, the Walrus Male saw Sonic and Eggman pass by in their respective vehicles.[37] He later came to an edition of the Comedy Chimp Show, where he lost the show's give-away prize to Knuckles.[38] During a power outage in the Unnamed Village soon after, the Walrus Male would riot alongside the others villagers.[39] Learning later that their village was named after Sticks' evil ancestor, Jebediah Badger, the Walrus Male began scorning Sticks. As a vote between Amy and Eggman's propositions for a new town name then came underway, the Walrus Male got enticed by Eggman's campaign. After voting at the referendum however, which Eggman used to get elected as Village leader, the Walrus Male kept away from Eggman's attempt to destroy the Village. As Sticks helped her team stop Eggman's plan and remove him from power though, the Walrus Male regretted scorning Sticks, who gave the Village a proper name.[40] Not long after, he would make a trip to the movies.[41] When Tails later seemingly proved Muckfoot's existence with a photo, the Walrus Male would praise Tails as a hero and take part in the ensuring Muckfoot Mania. However, he would scorn Tails when the fox showed that his "Muckfoot" was just Knuckles covered in mud.[42]

Accusations

The Walrus Male overhearing the accusations of Knuckles.

Having gone to the beach, followed by a visit at Meh Burger, the Walrus Male overheard the Fennec Shopkeeper blame Knuckles for robbing his store while in the Village Center.[43]

Archie Comics

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The Walrus Male, from Sonic Boom #5.

While in the Village Center, the Walrus Male received a flyer from Dr. Eggman and his lackeys, which advertised the Eggtoberfest.[44]

Game appearances

Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom

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The Walrus Male in Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom.

In Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, the Walrus Male makes a small cameo where he can be seen alongside the tracks in the Village and inside a cage in Eggman's Lair. With the removal of the Village in version 1.6.0 of the game, he now only appears in Eggman's Lair.

Personality

The Walrus Male has quite low standards for celebrities.[21] He is also very easily influenced by other people's opinions.[31]

Trivia

  • In the scripts, the Walrus Male is also referred to as Villager 04.[2]
  • The Walrus Male is first heard talking clearly in "Mayor Knuckles".
  • The cameraman who works for both Soar the Eagle and Comedy Chimp uses the same character model as the Walrus Male, though it is noticeably smaller in size.

References

  1. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (23 January 2017). Retrieved on 23 January 2017. “Bill Freiberger: Walrus Male is voiced by @VOKirk, Kirk Thornton.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (30 November 2015). Retrieved on 30 November 2015. “Alexander Soerensen: What do you call that large male walrus that always wanders around the Village? / Bill Freiberger': Walrus Male or Villager 04.”
  3. Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (21 June 2016). Retrieved on 23 June 2016. “Mundo Sonic Boom: Lady Walrus and Walrus Male are married? / Bill Freiberger: No. Lady Walrus is an aristocrat, Walrus Male is a blue collar working stiff.”
  4. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (24 January 2015). "Dude, Where's My Eggman?". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 10. Cartoon Network.
  5. Banker, Mark; Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (7 February 2015). "Circus of Plunders". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 12. Cartoon Network.
  6. Polsky, Dave (14 February 2015). "Unlucky Knuckles". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 13. Cartoon Network.
  7. Harrison, Reid (14 March 2015). "Don't Judge Me". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 17. Cartoon Network.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (21 March 2015). "Dr. Eggman's Tomato Sauce". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 18. Cartoon Network.
  9. Sellner, Joelle (4 April 2015). "Hedgehog Day". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 20. Cartoon Network.
  10. Gutierrez, Freddie (2 May 2015). "Late Fees". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 24. Cartoon Network.
  11. Harrison, Reed (16 May 2015). "Eggman Unplugged". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 26. Cartoon Network.
  12. Harrison, Reid (13 July 2015). "Chez Amy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 27. Cartoon Network.
  13. Lieblich, Doug (14 July 2015). "Blue With Envy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 28. Cartoon Network.
  14. Harrison, Reid (20 July 2015). "Mayor Knuckles". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 32. Cartoon Network.
  15. Freiberger, Sam (21 July 2015). "Eggman the Auteur". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 33. Cartoon Network.
  16. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (22 July 2015). "Just a Guy". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 34. Cartoon Network.
  17. Harrison, Reid (1 August 2015). "Next Top Villain". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 37. Cartoon Network.
  18. Harrison, Reid (8 August 2015). "New Year's Retribution". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 38. Cartoon Network.
  19. Harrison, Reid (22 August 2015). "Tails' Crush". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 40. Cartoon Network.
  20. Moarbes, Charles-Henri (29 August 2015). "Bro-Down Showdown". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 41. Cartoon Network.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Harrison, Reid (5 September 2015). "Late Night Wars". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 42. Cartoon Network.
  22. Harrison, Reid (19 September 2015). "It Wasn't Me, It Was the One-Armed Hedgehog". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 44. Cartoon Network.
  23. Van Liemt, Romain; Grenier, Benoit (26 September 2015). "Robot Battle Royale". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 45. Cartoon Network.
  24. Freiberger, Sam; Crede, Phaea; Shatraw, Justin (3 October 2015). "No Robots Allowed". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 46. Cartoon Network.
  25. Harrison, Reid (10 October 2015). "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 47. Cartoon Network.
  26. Harrison, Reid (17 October 2015). "Designated Heroes". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 48. Cartoon Network.
  27. Harisson, Reid (24 October 2015). "Role Models". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 49. Cartoon Network.
  28. Grenier, Benoit (7 November 2015). "Counter Productive". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 51. Cartoon Network.
  29. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (29 October 2016). "Tommy Thunder: Method Actor". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 53. Cartoon Network.
  30. Sellner, Joelle (19 November 2016). "Spacemageddonocalypse". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 54. Boomerang.
  31. 31.0 31.1 Freiberger, Sam (26 November 2016). "Nutwork". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 55. Boomerang.
  32. Grenier, Benoit (3 December 2016). "Alone Again, Unnaturally". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 56. Boomerang.
  33. Lieblich, Doug (10 December 2016). "The Biggest Fan". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 57. Boomerang.
  34. Flynn, Ian (17 November 2016). "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Worse-er". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 58. Boomerang.
  35. Shriver, Pauk (31 December 2016). "In the Midnight Hour". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 60. Boomerang.
  36. Lachenaud, Marine; Lachenaud, Cedric (7 January 2017). "Multi-Tails". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 61. Boomerang.
  37. Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg (4 February 2017). "Mech Suits Me". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 65. Boomerang.
  38. Grenier, Benoit (25 February 2017). "Knine-to-Five Knuckles". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 68. Boomerang.
  39. Raut-Sieuzac, Natalys (4 March 2017). "Blackout". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 69. Boomerang.
  40. Grenier, Benoit (11 March 2017). "Unnamed Episode". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 70. Boomerang.
  41. Sellner, Joelle (1 April 2017). "Mombot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 73. Boomerang.
  42. Burke, Kevin; Wyatt, Chris (8 April 2017). "Muckfoot". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 74. Boomerang.
  43. Lachenaud, Marine; Lachenaud, Cedric (22 April 2017). "Eggman's Brother". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 76. Boomerang.
  44. Sonic Boom #5, "Eggtoberfest!"

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