- For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Cream the Rabbit (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Cream the Rabbit is a protagonist in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. She is a young mobian rabbit who lived an idyllic life with her mother Vanilla and her pet Chao Cheese until the evil of Dr. Eggman entered their world. Since then she has found herself a friend to some of her world's most noble heroes, including Amy Rose and Sonic the Hedgehog.
Cream is a small, mobian rabbit with cream fur and brown eyes. She has princeton orange markings around her eyes, on her head and at the ends of her ears. She also has one long eyelash on each eye, and a short, fluffy tail that sticks out of her dress, though it is not always visible. For attire, she wears a simple sleeveless vermilion dress with a white collar and light blue cravat, white gloves with a golden cufflink on each cuff, white socks, and vermilion and yellow slip-on shoes. Her ears are usually swiveled back and flop behind her head.
During one of his various schemes, Dr. Eggman abducted Cream and her family, only for Sonic to free her and Cheese. She then joined him and his various allies in the quest to rescue her mother as well, with the family later taking up residence on Westside Island. When Cheese's brother Chocola was abducted by Metal Sonic, Cream joined Team Rose alongside Amy Rose and Big the Cat in order to rescue him. She also befriended Emerl, an ancient robot who was later destroyed, and was overjoyed when her friend Tails reprogrammed Gemerl to be like him, with the robot joining the Rabbit family in their home. Cream went on to befriend Blaze the Cat, joined a new incarnation of Team Rose with Amy and Vector the Crocodile in order to compete in an Extreme Gear competition, made a new Chao friend while caught up in Eggman's schemes regarding the Wisps, and was one of the many friends and allies of Sonic scattered across his history by the Time Eater.
Pirate Plunder Panic
- Note: From the readers point of view, this picks up from where Cream's original timeline ended.
Some time later, Cream found herself, Cheese, and Amy in the Sol Zone, where they were reunited with Blaze and also met her fellow natives, Marine the Raccoon and the Coconut Crew. Their memories of her world strangely obscured, Cream and Amy offered to help Blaze in her latest quest: obtaining the last of the Sol Emerald from the Blackguard Pirates. As a result, their vessel-the Ocean Tornado-became embroiled in a heated battle with the pirates' ship, during which Cream spent most of her time taking cover. The pirates quickly gained the upper hand, with the Ocean Tornado suffering severe damage, and the Coconut Crew evacuated on Marine's orders. The impetuous raccoon prepared to lead the members of Team Rose on a daring invasion of the pirates' vessel to aid Blaze, who had boarded the ship during the fight. However, just as Cream was taking cover inside an explosives crate, the pirates deployed a large laser cannon which they turned on the ship. The Ocean Tornado was annihilated, with all hands aboard seemingly lost.
Fortunately, Cream's hiding place had proven ample protection for herself, Cheese, Amy, and Marine, though it proved to be less-than seaworthy. Fortunately, dolphins approached the castaways, whom Cheese was able to communicate with and in turn convey their news-which concerned Blaze being captured and taken to Pirate Island-to the others. Aided by the mammals, the girls made their way to the island, only to meet the native Sprockets. At first believing the small creatures to be enemies, they soon learned that they were all on the same side. The Sprocket Chief then led the girls to the top of a large structure that served as throne room to the pirate leader, Captain Metal. As they did, they overheard Metal's ranting to a captive Blaze and caught sight of his devastating new weapon, the Egg O' War. Cream and Amy moved quickly in an effort to rescue Blaze, only to have an angry Marine alert the pirates to their presence. Cream managed to swoop in and save her new friend, but Captain Metal then unleashed his pet, the monstrous Kraken.
Countdown to Chaos
After their trip to the Sol Zone, Cream, Cheese and Amy would find themselves back in Mobotropolis just in time for Princess Sally to crash land in front of them, being chased by Metal Sonic. She attempted to recruit Bean and Bark to help out, but because she did not have any money, Bean refused and the duo left. Cream played a small role in aiding Amy and Sally against Metal Sonic until Sonic and Tails arrived to save the day. Soon after, she was invited along onto the new Sky Patrol base, where she was reunited with Big. Sadly, this meant that Cream got a first hand look at the disaster to come as, thanks to the Super Genesis Wave, her planet was torn apart before her eyes, forcing the poor bunny to turn away.
Shattered World Crisis
While the Freedom Fighters aided in rescuing those caught in Station Square after the world shattered, Cream provided valuable assistance to Sally, helping coordinate the Freedom Fighters even in the midst of a brief breakdown on Sally's part. After Station Square's situation was stabilized, Cream finally contacted her mother, who reassured her over everything, letting her know that Chocola was safe with Gemerl. She remained aboard the Sky Patrol afterwards, later greeting Sally, Antoine, and Tails upon their return from a mission and admiring the Chaos Emerald displayed by a proud Tails. She and her old friends from Team Rose later took part in a training exercise alongside the other Freedom Fighters in a simulation engineered by Nicole.
On a later mission to recover a Chaos Emerald, Cream was one of a handful of the Sky Patrol's present crew-also including Big, Cheese, Nicole, Omochao, and T-Pup-who were not organized into either Team Freedom or Team Fighters for a Chaos Emerald recovery attempt due to their inexperience. However, when both teams were caught in a deadly trap set by Dr. Eggman, Cream led everyone but Nicole to their rescue. She then joined her teammates who were not competing in the Chaos Emerald Championship in anxiously watching Tails' match against Honey the Cat, and cried out that Honey was cheating when she used a cheap trick to defeat Tails. Later, she greeted the team after a late night attack by Dark Gaia Creatures, and ran into some trouble trying to operate Rotor Walrus' overly complicated coffee machine. Nicole suddenly departed for the Digital World in the midst of this, and Cream then questioned Rotor, who explained what they knew about the strange world to her.
While most of the Freedom Fighters, Knuckles the Echidna, and Chip were on missions in Apotos, Cream remained aboard the Sky Patrol with Rotor, where she tried asking Robot when she got to go on missions. She and her teammates subsequently traveled to the Crystal Desert Zone to meet a G.U.N. unit and obtain a Chaos Emerald, only to find the unit the victim of an attack by Metal Sonic. Fortunately, Sonic was able to recover the Emerald, and the Freedom Fighters were able to help the G.U.N. troops recover.
Cream and her friends were soon caught up in a new crisis as the villainous Sigma set out to conquer the Multiverse. His plan involved sending M'egga Man to Mobotropolis, where he attempted to set up one of his master's Unity Engines. Cream's teammates engaged the corrupted Mega Man with no success, and at Sally's urging Cream contacted her mother and pleaded with her to send Gemerl. Unfortunately, even the mighty Gizoid proved to be no match for M'egga Man, who activated the engine. The ensuing fusion of Sonic's World and Earth in the year 20XX brought the Freedom Fighters into contact with the Robot Masters of the other world, and revealed to them Sonic Man, Sonic having joined Mega Man as one of the Roboticized Masters. The pair were eventually cured, and after helping civilians Cream and her teammates were joined on the Sky Patrol by the robots of Earth 20XX, Gemerl, the Maverick Hunters, Team Sticks, and Dr. Light.
It was not long before the heroes launched their assault on Sigma's forces at the Lost Hex, engaging an army of Mechaniloids led by the Deadly Six. Unfortunately, the villains used their robot-controlling powers to force Mega Man, X, and their comrades to attack Cream and their other friends.
Cream later had a tea party with Cheese, Sonic, Amy, Sally, and King Acorn at Castle Acorn.
Cream was taught at a young age the importance of manners. She is a polite, considerate, and brave little girl, yet also very fun-loving and child-like. Highly curious, she is very enthusiastic about meeting new people and seeing new places. Even with her mother's lessons in manners, she can still be a bit forward, but is quick to apologize. Because of her emphasis on the importance of politeness and manners, she has a low tolerance for rudeness; even the thought of others being dishonest can cause her dismay.
While young, Cream is also quite astute, able to recognize the correlation between events that would seem to be unrelated.
Powers and abilities
- Freedom Fighters
- Team Dark
- Eggman Empire
- Captain Metal
- Babylon Rogues
- Cream and her friendship with Cheese are a pun on "cream cheese," while her relationship with her mother is a pun of "vanilla cream." Vanilla, Cream and Cheese are all names that involve some sort of dessert.
- Cream's association with Sonic X is a large part of the reason why she did not appear in the main Sonic the Hedgehog title for so long, as Sega did not want to mix elements from the two franchises; it took Archie Comics about two years of negotiation before being given the rights to use Cream.
- According to Ian Flynn's Q&A, Cream enjoys healthy snacks but is also fond of ice cream and baked goods.
- Sonic Advance 2
- Sonic the Hedgehog #257, "Damage Control"
- Sonic Heroes
- Sonic Advance 3
- Sonic Battle
- Sonic Rush
- Sonic Free Riders
- Sonic Colors
- Sonic Generations
- Sonic Universe #55, "Pirate Plunder Panic Part One"
- Sonic Universe #56, "Pirate Plunder Panic Part Two"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #256, "Countdown to Chaos Finale: The Princess and the Hammer"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #262, "The Light in the Dark: Part Three"
- Sonic Super-Sized Comics Digest #11, "Sonic Comic Origins - Nicole"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #266, "Ambushed! Part One"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #267, "Ambushed! Part Two"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #269, "Champions Part Two: Climbing the Brackets"
- Sonic Universe #71, "Spark of Life Part One"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #272, "A Ray of Hope"
- Sonic Universe #75, "Fury"
- Sonic the Hedgehog #273, "Worlds Unite Part Three: Clash of the Corrupted"
- Mega Man: Worlds Unite #1, "Sonic Man vs. Light Robot Masters"
- Mega Man #50, "Worlds Unite Part Four: Death and Destruction"
- Sonic Universe #77, "Worlds Unite! Part Five: Everybody in the Same Boat"
- Sonic Boom #9, "Worlds Unite! Part Six: Fire in the Sky"
- Sonic Universe #90, "Shattered Finale: Restoration"
- Ian Flynn (22 March 2015). Ask Ian - Year End Bonanza Thingie. BumbleKing Comics. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015.