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 faithful Chao companion 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 Tails among others. However, due to her young age, Cream was not acknowledged 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 told Cream to stay inside where it was safe and guard their house, so Cream asked Gemerl to aid the villagers instead. Sonic soon arrived 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 in an attempt to eliminate them, Cream ran out of her house and stepped in to stop Gemerl. After telling Gemerl that Sonic and the other Metal Virus-infected people were just victims of Eggman who did not want to be bad, Cream reminded Gemerl of how he himself was once an unwilling victim of Eggman who used him for evil purposes, but was given a second chance to live happily. With that, Cream convinced Gemerl to fight the Zombots non-lethally, much to Cream's happiness.
Hearing her mother scream immediately after, Cream tried calling Gemerl and Sonic for help, but both were too busy. Returning to her house, Cream found 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. Though Cream did not want to leave the duo, Vanilla grabbed her and tried to leave with her, only for more Zombots to corner them. Fortunately, Sonic arrived and blew the Zombots away. He then encouraged Cream to be brave and promised her that they would find a way to reverse the effects of the Metal Virus and save Cheese and Chocola. Cream and Vanilla then evacuated their house, and Cream flew her mother towards the north glade where a Rescue Shuttle awaited them.
At Restoration HQ, Cream would find herself trying her hardest to be happy to raise morale among the refugees and regularly hand out snacks and sweets to them. Cream also found herself having several bad dreams following Cheese and Chocola's sacrifices. One day, Vanilla permitted Cream to stay up later than usual to help around. On the same day, Sonic visited the HQ and Cream led him to Amy's office as the latter wished to speak with him. Gemerl tried to prevent Sonic from entering the office due to his hazardous infection but Cream told him off again and told him that Amy had requested to see him herself. After Gemerl allowed Sonic to enter, Cream and Sonic bid each other goodnight.
The Last Minute
Cream arrived to Amy's office to bring cookies and tea for her break. While there, Cream helped encourage Amy by saying she was determined to stay strong for everyone else who was scared and she knew Amy, Sonic and the others would find a way to solve the Metal Virus crisis. Afterwards, the duo received a call from Tails, who went to his lab in Central City with Tangle the Lemur and Whisper the Wolf to research a cure for the virus. After Tails and Amy shared their updates, Cream happily watched Amy wish Tails luck and end the call. After Amy and Cream finished the refreshments, Cream went back to the main room to witness how unhappy the refugees were with the little space there was left in Restoration HQ. Cream then turned her attention to Vector and Gemerl who were busy having an argument. Following a mission for refugees in Pine Grove Village, Vector and Espio managed to find the Zombot Charmy and trapped him in a Containment Bubble. They wished to leave him in Tails' lab with Omega until Tails found a cure for him. Cream managed to convince Gemerl to let Vector and Espio go through with their plan as Charmy deserved another chance.
Moments later, a villager (who had hidden his infection using a blanket) turned into a Zombot and caused panic to break out among the survivors. Gemerl quickly grabbed Cream and flew her above the commotion. The two got separated after Gemerl was attacked by a Zombot. Soon, Cream painfully witnessed her mother get cornered by several Zombots. Though she wished to help her, she was instead rushed to safety by Amy on request by Vanilla. Cream protested against this, even when she was taken to the launch bay of Restoration HQ. However, Amy comforted Cream and told her to find a seat as she would be with her later. Following this, Espio helped lead an upset Cream into the Rescue Shuttle.
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
- E-123 Omega
- 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.