— Cheese, Sonic the Hedgehog #18
Cheese is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. He is a Chao and the closest friend of Cream the Rabbit. He lives in Floral Forest Village with Cream, Vanilla, and his brother Chocola. He has currently been turned into a Zombot after being infected by the Metal Virus.
Cheese is a Chao of standard coloration: light blue with yellow hands and feet, pink wings, and large blue eyes. Like other normal Chao he also has a pointed yellow head with a yellow orb floating above it, but he is distinguished by his red bow tie.
Alongside Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends, Cheese has gone on several adventures with his companion, Cream, and took it upon himself to protect her each time. Following one particular adventure, Tails repaired the robot Gemerl after he had been programmed to be violent by Dr. Eggman. Gemerl then went on to live with Cheese, Cream, and their family in Floral Forest Village.
Floral Forest Village was soon invaded by Dr. Eggman in his new flying fortress, the Faceship. With it, Dr. Eggman poured a large batch of the Metal Virus into the village, creating several Zombots. Vanilla requested Cream to stay inside during this attack but the young rabbit wished to aid the villagers as she had Cheese by her side, just as Vanilla had Chocola. Vanilla still did not grant Cheese and Cream permission to leave though, so Gemerl was tasked with aiding the village instead.
Soon after, Cheese, Vanilla and Chocola were surrounded by Zombots inside their house. Cheese immediately attacked the leading Zombot twice though Cream protested against this. Cheese was soon caught by the Zombot though, as was Chocola, who only tried to help his brother. Due to having touched the Zombot, the duo soon became Zombots themselves and turned their attention to Cream and Vanilla. Fortunately, Sonic arrived and helped Cream and Vanilla evacuate their house. Cheese tried afterward to attack Sonic, but Gemerl got in the way. Sonic then trapped Cheese and Chocola inside glass jars to prevent them from posing a larger threat due to their flight abilities. Unbeknownst to Sonic though, Cheese and Chocola began to break out while he was preoccupied.
Cheese is a friendly and caring Chao. Kind-hearted and very loyal to his friend Cream, Cheese is quite determined and brave as he will not hesitate to protect his friends in their time of need, even at the risk of his own well-being.
Powers and abilities
- Despite first appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog #18, Cheese already made a cameo appearance on cover RI for Sonic the Hedgehog #9.
- Cream and her friendship with Cheese are a pun on "cream cheese".
- Vanilla, Cream and Cheese are all names that involve some sort of dairy product.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Head writer Ian Flynn has revealed on Twitter that Cheese's measurements are the same as those of his game counterpart.