Cream the Rabbit is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. She is an anthropomorphic rabbit and the daughter of Vanilla the Rabbit. She lives in Floral Forest Village with her mother, her Chao friend Cheese, Chocola, and Gemerl.
Cream is a small, anthropomorphic, lop-eared 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 wears a simple vermilion dress with a white collar and blue cravat, and orange and yellow shoes. Her ears are usually swiveled back and flop behind her head.
Cream, alongside Cheese, has been on many adventures with Sonic the Hedgehog, Amy Rose and Miles "Tails" Prower among others. However, due to her young age, Cream has not been known to be as heroic as her friends, let alone as powerful. 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 Cream, her mother Vanilla, Cheese and Chocola in Floral Forest Village.
Cream and her family later got involved in a new threat when Floral Forest Village was 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. Regardless, Vanilla still did not grant Cream and Cheese permission to leave, so Gemerl was tasked with aiding the village instead. Sonic soon arrived on the scene to help the villagers but was driven off by Gemerl who saw him as a threat since Sonic was also infected with the Metal Virus, much to Cream's shock. When Gemerl then began attacking the Zombots with his missiles, Cream stepped in to stop Gemerl. Reminding Gemerl of how he himself was once an unwilling victim of Eggman who used him for evil purposes (like the Zombots), Cream convinced him to fight the Zombots non-lethally.
Hearing her mother scream, Cream returned to her house to find Vanilla, Cheese and Chocola surrounded by Zombots. Despite Cream's protests, Cheese attacked the leading Zombot. This led to Cheese getting captured, with Chocola following. Seeing her Chao get turned into Zombots broke Cream's heart. As more Zombots cornered them, Sonic arrived and blew the Zombots away. He then encouraged Cream to be brave and believe that they would find a way to reverse the effects of the Metal Virus. Cream and Vanilla then evacuated their house, and Cream flew her mother towards the north glade where a Rescue Shuttle awaited them.
Cream is a very sweet, polite and well-mannered individual. While still young with an attitude befitting her age, Cream is extraordinarily brave, courageous and noble. Noted to possess a lot of potential, Sonic himself has remarked that she is going to become an amazing person when she grows up. She has also been noted for her sensibility, her care for others and her understanding. Notably, she stood up to Gemerl to protect some Zombots while convincing Gemerl to use non-lethal means against the Zombots by reminding Gemerl that they were just regular people forced to do evil things, which meant they deserved a chance to be happy, a situation that Cream noted was not all that different from Gemerl's.
Though Cream never wishes to disobey orders from anyone, especially her mother, Vanilla, she will do so in the name of justice. She is also shown to care deeply for her family, breaking down in tears when Cheese and Chocola got infected with the Metal Virus and refused to leave them behind as they got converted into hostile Zombots.
Powers and abilities
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Vanilla the Rabbit
- Despite first appearing in Sonic the Hedgehog #18, Cream already made a cameo appearance on cover RI for Sonic the Hedgehog #9.
- Cream and Cheese's names 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 Cream's measurements are the same as those of her game counterpart.