Cutlass Depardieu (born born 3217), formerly known as Antoine D'Coolette, is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He was an alternate version of Antoine D'Coolette from Dark Mobius and a member of the dwindling resistance opposing Dark Enerjak.
Cutlass is a brown coyote with longish, messy blond hair and blue eyes. As an alternate counterpart to Antoine D'Coolette, the two share some similarities, though there are some marked differences. His torso is crisscrossed with numerous scars. He wears blue pants and brown boots; his hands are wrapped in bandages as his skin was rubbed raw from constant swordplay.
Cutlass' early history was most likely largely the same as his Mobius Prime counterpart's. The point of divergence was when Knuckles became corrupted by his chaos powers and decided to conquer Mobius.
Cutlass eventually joined up with Jani-Ca's resistance movement and was one of the few left free after their attempt to defeat Knuckles, now having assumed the mantle of Enerjak was foiled. At some point, Cutlass wrote a letter to Jani-Ca about a man, Sir Charles Hedgehog, from their world that he had told her about before. In the letter, he included an introduction to Charles since he doubted that he would present himself well due to seeing more hardships than many of the remaining resistance members. He also mentioned that Charles' temperament and would try her patience, but to give him her sympathies. Cutlass described Charles as amazingly brilliant and told that he knew a medical technique that was sure to save some lives. He warned that it was a dangerous technology and that Charles was loath to use it, but Cutlass had convinced him that it was truly for the greater good. His letter ended with telling Jani-Ca to give his regards to Blockbuster Polar Bear, who had presumably been injured and was in need of Charles' Roboticizer.
The Silver Saga
Cutlass continued to live in hiding within Nekronopolis; one day, he and the other Freedom Fighters ventured out to attack a group of Enerjak's Prelate warriors. Cutlass and Dagger Walrus made quick work of one of the Prelates, catching it in a cross of blades. It was soon discovered that the Prelates had been after Silver the Hedgehog; when he explained that he was a time traveler from another Zone, Cutlass was both amused and exasperated, thinking the young hedgehog was insane; he was taken aback when Jani-Ca said she believed his story. The group returned to their hidden base with the hedgehog. Unfortunately, they were soon discovered by Enerjak, who set his reformed Prelates against the group; Cutlass managed to slice a thrown weapon from Prelate-E in half with his sword, but the battle started poorly. The fight slowly began to turn in their favor however, and Cutlass was able to destroy Prelate-R with Dagger's help, affording a laugh at his ally's expense as Silver gathered the cores. After the battle, Cutlass tried to get between Dagger and Silver when they nearly broke into a heated argument, but that was forgotten about as Enerjak went on the attack. Covering for his friends' retreat, Cutlass tried to make a desperate last stand against Enerjak, but the effort was fruitless as his sword was shattered and the demigod removed his Core. While Silver confronted Enerjak alone, Jani-Ca laid his body down among the others with Dagger by his side. His core was later used by Enerjak during the battle to summon a Prelate of him among a horde in order to overwhelm Silver.
Cutlass is a bit arrogant and rough around the edges. He was initially dismissive of Silver's claims of being a time traveler. However when Dagger and Silver were fighting, he tried to separate the two.
- The Cutlass' last name "Depardieu" is derived from the Sonic the Hedgehog television series, in which it was Antoine's last name.
- Cutlass and Dagger tend to pair up on the battlefield, since they both use blades as their weapons.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Dark Mobius - Knuckles' Descent
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Sonic Universe #26, "Fractured Mirror Part Two: Warped Reflections"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #27, "Fractured Mirror Part Three: Shattered"
- ↑ Sonic Universe #28, "Fractured Mirror The Finale: Picking up the Pieces"
- ↑ The Dark Freedom Fighters―Dagger and Cutlass. Archie Comics.