Coconuts is an antagonist in the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog television series. He is a Badnik monkey created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik and an unofficial member of the Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad. Next to Scratch and Grounder, Coconuts is one of Robotnik's primary henchmen, though he mostly serves as the doctor's janitor due to a demotion, much to his dismay.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 History
- 3 Personality
- 4 Powers and abilities
- 5 Relationships
- 6 In other media
- 7 Quotes
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See also
- 10 References
Coconuts has a gray body with a chest-mounted screen, buttons and red boots. He has lanky limbs, big monkey ears and cartoonish black eyes with no pupils. He also has a siren on his head, which flashes rotating lights when he is excited.
After the creation of Scratch and Grounder, Coconuts decided to catch Sonic on his own, hoping that doing so would earn him a promotion, but his efforts failed to capture Sonic and Tails. When Sonic ended up captured by Scratch and Grounder, Coconuts decided to sabotage them and make Dr. Robotnik think that it was him who caught the hedgehog. However, Sonic tricked Coconuts into freeing him, and then tricked Dr. Robotnik into smashing his Egg-O-Matic into his robots, destroying them for the time being.
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
In the 16-bit version and 8-bit version of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Coconuts tried to become Dr. Robotnik's favorite robot by stopping Has Bean. However, his attempts were in vain when he was defeated by Has Bean.
Coconuts is grumpy, cynical, hyperactive and obsessive with proving himself the better robot that Scratch and Grounder. He has a lot of tenacity and does not back down easily. He despises his role as Robotnik's janitor, and will take any opportunity to get a promotion. As Robotnik only considers him a Janitor, Coconuts usually sets out to capture Sonic on his own rather than following orders.
Despite his low status and general disrespect by his peers, Coconuts has proven himself much smarter than Scratch and Grounder, as he is often the only one to see through Sonic's disguises and has even managed to capture him on more than one occasion. However, he often fails either due to Sonic's resourcefulness or his own overzealousness.
Unlike Scratch and Grounder, who directly appear out of nowhere to attack Sonic, Coconuts is much more sneaky and quiet, preferring to ambush the hedgehog by disguising himself or by setting up elborate traps. When he thinks that he is about to win, Coconuts starts to laugh maniacally, which causes him to focus on his objective.
Powers and abilities
Coconuts has proven able to think up and set his own traps and schemes rather than relying on Dr. Robotnik's plans. Able to fool even Sonic, he has nearly taken him to his doom several times, proving how smart and dangerous he is. He also has experience in driving mechs and giant vehicles, which he uses to compensate for his lack of strength, fighting ability and equipment compared to Scratch and Grounder.
Like most of Dr. Robotnik's robots, Coconuts is very durable and can be fixed very easily.
Dr. Ivo Robotnik
Coconuts always wanted to be Dr. Robotnik's favorite by attempting to capture Sonic and Tails. Despite his devotion and proven intelligence over Scratch and Grounder, who were specifically built to capture Sonic, Dr. Robotnik openly loathes Coconuts, and will often humiliate him for his failures, or even just to spite him.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog is Coconuts' main enemy. Unlike Scratch and Grounder, who see him as a threat to Dr. Robotnik's plans, Coconuts sees him only as the means to gain a promotion. Despite his attempts and having nearly won most of them, Coconuts is always defeated by Sonic, which results in him being humiliated and facing the wrath of Dr. Robotnik.
As Coconuts is always fixed by Dr. Robotnik no matter what happens, his battles with Sonic never end, with him always being defeated just to come back for more.
Scratch and Grounder
Coconuts has always been jealous of Scratch and Grounder following his demotion. Many of his attempt to capture Sonic have been to simply make the two look bad, although these efforts always end in failure. Despite this, he has occasionally teamed up with them, although the two openly regard him as an inferior robot.
In other media
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Coconuts was originally part of the "elite" Badnik squad, the Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad, which was tasked with hunting down and defeating the young Sonic the Hedgehog.
Coconuts, markedly more intelligent and threatening, was a late addition to the squad and often worked solo. But while Coconuts had some tactical skill, he fell prey to an ego and maniacal nature that surpassed even Scratch. Even after Scratch and Grounder had given up the chase, Coconuts tried to rally a few remaining badniks and champion the return of Pseudo-Sonic, only to fail. Later, Coconuts would find work in Casino Nights as Mammoth Mogul's assistant, much to Coconuts' disgust; for all his delusions of grandeur, he had become just a "butler monkey."
- "You munched your last chili dog yesterday, hedgehog!"
- —Coconuts, "Super Special Sonic Search & Smash Squad"
- "I'm running away. Dr. Robotnik doesn't love me."
- —Coconuts, "Tails' New Home"
- "Oops! I did it again, didn't I?"
- —Coconuts, "Super Robotnik"
- "What's the matter, big mouth? Can't you talk with your mouth full? Hahahahaha!"
- —Coconuts, "Mass Transit Trouble"
- Coconuts is based on the tree-hanging monkey badnik first seen in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The designs are largely the same, the biggest differences being Coconut's headlight which does not exist on his game counterpart's design.
- In Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Coconuts has the same AI as Harpy from Puyo Puyo, the game in which Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is based.
- Ironically, since Harpy is the fourth opponent from Puyo Puyo, Coconuts' AI in Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is relatively weak, whereas he is clearly smarter than both Scratch and Grounder (who are higher-level opponents in the game) in Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
- In the Hispanic American version of Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Coconuts is named "Coco Loco" (Spanish for "Crazy Coconut").