— Chocola, Sonic the Hedgehog #18
Chocola is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a Chao and the twin of Cheese. They live with their twin, Cream, Vanilla and Gemerl in Floral Forest Village.
Chocola is almost identical to Cheese, differing only in coloration. Like most other neutral Chao, they have a teardrop-shaped head with yellow tips on their arms, legs and the top of their head, and have a yellow pompom above them and pink butterfly-like wings. Unlike Cheese, however, Chocola has brown skin where Cheese has light blue. They also wear a blue bowtie.
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. During the attack, Chocola helped Vanilla barricade their house from the inside. Vanilla then told Cream to stay inside, but Cream wished to aid the villagers as she had Cheese by her side, just as Vanilla had Chocola. Vanilla, however, convinced the duo to stay with her.
Eventually, Chocola, Cheese and Vanilla were surrounded by Zombots inside their house. After Cheese got caught by a Zombot when attacking it, Chocola, in an attempt to help their twin, attacked the Zombot too, only to get grabbed by it. 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. Chocola tried afterward to attack Sonic, but Gemerl got in the way. Sonic then trapped Chocola and Cheese inside glass jars to prevent them from posing a larger threat due to their flight abilities. Unbeknownst to Sonic though, Chocola and Cheese began to break out while he was preoccupied.
The Last Minute
After the duo freed themselves, Chocola and Cheese made their way to Central City, where they came across Tails at his lab but he did not notice them. Chocola and Cheese found the mains supply for the lab and proceeded to destroy it, cutting off all the power there. Soon, Tails rushed out of the lab in his Cyclone, which prompted the Zombot Chao to chase after him. However, Tails managed to pull off enough evasive maneuvers to leave the Chao in the dust.
All or Nothing
After the Deadly Six had taken over Eggman's plans, Zavok used his powers to lead a large horde of Zombots to Angel Island, which included Chocola. After the Faceship was effectively destroyed by Rouge, Zavok grew to a giant size to attack the survivors on Angel Island. From this, he grabbed a handful of Zombots, including Chocola, and threw them onto the island's surface to face the survivors there. Chocola and Cheese chased after Tails, eventually pinning him down by grabbing hold of his twin tails. After Super Sonic and Super Silver had reversed the effects of the Metal Virus all around the world, the Zombots were no more and were cured. This act turned both Chocola and Cheese back to normal, leaving them to joyfully celebrate with Tails.
Out of the Blue
Some time later, Chocola visited the Chaotix Detective Agency with Cream, Vanilla, Cheese and Gemerl to gift the Chaotix with treats for their hard work. So as to relieve them of their more strenuous tasks, Vanilla tasked Chocola and Cheese with putting files away. Later on, Chocola went to Tangle's party that she was hosting in Spiral Hill Village and danced with Cheese. Though they enjoyed their time for a while, the party was soon crashed by Eggman arriving in a large mech suit with the intent of destroying everyone. Despite the doctor's efforts though, he was defeated.
Chao Races and Badnik Bases
Chocola is a well-mannered Chao. They are very calm but quite cautious of dangerous situations. They are not as brave as their twin Cheese, but will still offer their help to those in need when they can.
Powers and abilities
- Amy Rose
- Big the Cat
- Cream the Rabbit
- Rouge the Bat
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Vanilla the Rabbit
- This is the first comic incarnation of Chocola to make a physical appearance in a comic series rather than just being mentioned.
- Chocola's name and color are a reference to chocolate, keeping in line with Cream, Vanilla and Cheese's names which are all based on food products.
- Evan Stanley on Tumblr. Tumblr (15 October 2020). Archived from the original on 16 October 2020.
- Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #21, "The Last Minute, Part 1"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #29, "All or Nothing, Part 4"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #31, "Recovery, Part 1"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #32, "Recovery, Part 2"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #33, "Chao Races and Badnik Bases, Part 1"