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This is the transcript of the Sonic X episode, "Eggman for President".


Narrator: Last time on Sonic X, as our friends planned to greet the new year's sunrise, they were totally shocked by a total eclipse! Soon Dr. Eggman shed light on the mystery: a malfunctioning Egg Moon was causing the super sunblock. He begged the President to let him lighten things up, and he built giant Mirror Towers to power his specially-designed Sunshine Balls. But just as Eggman was being hailed as a hero, someone started toppling the towers! That someone was Sonic, and now the citizens are dead set on stopping him. Has Sonic gone screwy? Find out next on Sonic X!

[The opening theme plays.]

[Scene: Thorndyke Mansion - Living Room]

[Having finally escaped the protesters, Chris, Chuck, Amy, and Tanaka race inside and slam the door shut behind them. But it is no use, as the protesters break down the door anyway. Cream clings to her mother. Ella shelters Chris as the protesters surround the Thorndykes and Sonic’s friends.]
Jerome: Where's Sonic?!
[The other protesters shout their agreement.]
Chris: He's not here, so go away!
Jerome: Then tell us where he is!
Tails: We know you think he knocked those towers over.
Amy: But he'd never do that!
Chris: Yeah, don't forget, Sonic's on our side! [To himself] At least, I think he is... The only one Sonic is against is... [Shocked] Dr. Eggman! He'd do anything to beat Eggman!
Jerome: Yeah, right! [To the other protesters] He's just trying to protect him! Let's get 'em!
[They close in on the Thorndykes and Sonic’s friends.]
Amy: Alright. Back off!
[She brings out her hammer.]
Chuck: Amy!
[With one mighty swing, she smashes a hole in the wall behind them with her hammer, then points out the hole.]
Amy: Go!
[Everyone heads out through the hole. They are shocked to see that the protesters are outside too. Suddenly Sam Speed’s car roars into the driveway, causing the protesters to back away. The other S-Team cars have also arrived. Sam speaks through a voice amplifier.]
Sam: All right, everybody, listen up!
[Sam opens his hatch.]
Sam: If any one of you yahoos lays a finger on them, you'll have to deal with me!
[At Sam’s words, the protesters leave. The Thorndykes and Sonic’s friends sigh in relief.]
Chris: They're leaving.
Ella: Ah... Goodness, that was certanly a close shave.
[Sam gets out of his car and removed his helmet.]
Sam: Looks like the S-Team showed up just in time.
[He walks over to Chris.]
Sam: You doing okay, buddy?
Chris: Yeah... [To himself] Oh, Sonic... It can't be true... It just can't be!

[Scene Change: The Mirror Towers]

[Sonic speeds towards another Mirror Tower.]
Sonic: Here goes another one!
[He spins through the Mirror Tower, destroying it. He cockily rubs under his nose.]
Sonic: Alright! Bulls-eye!

[Scene Change: The White House]

[Eggman pounds the President's desk.]
Dr. Eggman: I'm warning you, Mr. President, Sonic will stop at nothing. Nothing! He must be eliminated!
President: Now, please don't get excited, Eggman. Just calm down.
Dr. Eggman: Calm down? How can I be calm with this menace on the loose? I've worked hard to bring light to your people, but all Sonic wants to do is stop me!
President: Yes, I believe you're right. He's a public threat. Instruct my commanders that I want Sonic stopped immediately!
Christina: Yes, sir!
[Soon, an army of GUN Hot Shot robots march down the streets. A GUN helicopter containing Topaz takes off. Rouge flies alongside it. Back inside the White House, the President and Christina are watching the footage of the Hot Shots. Eggman stands nearby, with a sinister grin on his face. He quietly laughs.]
Dr. Eggman: That gasbag sure is gullible, isn't he?
Decoe: He sure is, right, Bocoe?
Bocoe: Heheh. Sonic is finished.
[They both chuckle, then notice something outside.]

[Scene Change: Station Square]

[All across Station Square, the people are wearing Eggman-themed shirts and cheering for Eggman.]
People: Eggman! Eggman! Eggman! Eggman!

[Scene Change: The White House]

[Eggman, Decoe, and Bocoe appear on the front porch of the White House to see a crowd of adoring fans.]
Dr. Eggman: Thank you all! You're all very kind!
Decoe: Isn't it funny, Bocoe? Who would have thought this would ever happen? Now Dr. Eggman is the hero, and Sonic is the bad guy!
Bocoe: I'm so happy I could blow a fuse!
[Laughing, they wave to the crowd.]

[Scene Change: The GUN Helicopter]

[Rouge suddenly feels something in her head and starts to plummet out of the sky.]
Topaz: What is it, Rouge? Is the noise from the chopper blades getting to you?
Rouge: I'm okay, but I'm sensing something weird.
[Rouge dives down towards the ground.]
Topaz: [To the pilot] Follow her!
[The helicopter follows Rouge down towards an outpost of some sort - Eggman's base.]

[Scene Change: Helen's house]

[Helen is inside, looking out the window at the darkened neighborhood.]
Helen: [Sighs] I miss the light...
[Knuckles happens to be walking by outside when he notices Helen.]
Knuckles: Poor little kid...
[Knuckles continues walking. Several people run up to him.]
Man 1: Knuckles!
Man 2: We got a really big favor to ask you.
Knuckles: Favor?
[People continue to gather around him.]
Woman: If Sonic keeps knocking down the Mirror Towers, we'll never get out of the dark!
Man 1: He'll listen to you.
Man 2: Help us.

[Scene Change: Mirror Towers]

[Sonic runs towards another Mirror Tower. A Hot Shot flies after him and fires several missiles at him, which he easily dodges. Two GUN Laser Hunters appear in front of him. One of them fires at Sonic, but misses as he leaps on top of the first one. The second Laser Hunter fires at the first, destroying the head. Sonic hops onto the second one as the first fires at the second, destroying it as well. The Hot Shot opens fire at Sonic. Sonic destroys the Hot Shot with one swift kick, creating a brilliant explosion behind him as he continues running.]
Sonic: OK!
[He spirals up the Mirror Tower and destroys it.]

[Scene Change: Station Square]

Man 1: Only you can stop Sonic from knocking down the towers.
Man 2: Please, Knuckles. We don't know who else to turn to.
Woman: We're begging you.
People: (We're counting on you, Knuckles.)
[Knuckles closes his eyes for a moment before opening them again.]
Knuckles: Alright. I'll give it a try.
Man 1: You really talk to him?
Man 2: Thanks, Knuckles.
Man 3: [Fist Pumps] He's gonna do it!
Person: You're the best, Knuckles.
[Knuckles clenches his fists in anger.]
Knuckles: [To Himself] You've gone too far, Sonic, and I've got to stop you.

[Scene Change: Thorndyke Mansion - Outside]

[A depressed Chris is sitting alone by the pool.]
Tails: [Off-screen] Hey, Chris...
[Chris turns to see Tails and Amy in the doorway.]
Chris: No... I'm fine.
[Tails and Amy head to Chris’ side.]
Amy: You haven't been yourself lately.
Chris: Me?... Uh... Well... One part of me says that Sonic could never do the things he's doing... But, well... I just don't know what to believe anymore...
Tails: [Flashback] We know you think he knocked those towers over.
Amy: [Flashback] But he'd never do that!
Chris: I wish I could have total faith in Sonic, but I just can't understand what he's doing.
Tails: If you want to know how to have faith, ask Amy.
Amy: It's easy!
Chris: Maybe for you...
Amy: Listen. There's been lots of times when Sonic did something or didn't do something that made me wonder why I ever liked him. But in the end, he always comes through for me. He may do crazy things and he may do stupid things, but he never does dishonest things. That's why I'll always have faith in him!
Chris: [To himself] Amy's right. I always trust Sonic. It is easy! I do have faith in him! [Aloud] Thanks a lot, Amy!
Amy: [Beaming] Sure! Any time, Chris!
Chris: Come on, Tails. Let's go find Sonic.
[Tails nods. The screen irises out on Amy.]
Amy: [To the viewer] Am I good or what?
[The X-Tornado soon takes off.]
Chris: [To himself] Hang on, Sonic. Your friends are on the way.

[Scene Change: Mirror Towers]

[Knuckles waits behind a rock near one of the Mirror Towers. He sees a dust cloud in the distance, followed by Sonic barrelling towards the tower.]
Knuckles: At last...
[Three GUN Hawks emerge from hiding and target Sonic. They blast at him, but he kicks them aside and skids to a stop in front of Knuckles.]
Sonic: Hey, Knuckles. Good to see you, old buddy. What's up?
Knuckles: This...
[He attempts to land a flying punch on Sonic, but he dodges.]
Sonic: Hey!
[Sonic lands opposite Knuckles.]
Sonic: If I didn't know better, I'd say you are trying to pick a fight!
Knuckles: Right!
[Knuckles punches Sonic.]
Sonic: This is no fight if that's all you got!
[Knuckles attempts to punch Sonic again, but the hedgehog backflips and strikes Knuckles with a flurry of kicks, which Knuckles blocks. Sonic lands on a rock which Knuckles shatters with a punch, but Sonic kicks him back before proceeding to chase him up the cliff.]
Knuckles: Come on! I'm gonna teach you a lesson, Sonic!
[Sonic and Knuckles strike each other at exactly the same time.]

[Scene Change: Outside Eggman's base]

[GUN agents are attempting to break into the base. Topaz tries to dig under it, while Rouge tries to kick a hole in the top.]
Topaz: No luck! It doesn't look like there's any way in, Rouge.
Rouge: That's too bad, 'cause this looks like the power station.
[Rouge sees something glowing on top of the base.]

[Scene Change: Mirror Towers]

[The X-Tornado arrives at the scene as Sonic and Knuckles continue their fight.]
Chris: Look down there! Sonic and Knuckles are fighting!
Tails: That's news.
[Sonic and Knuckles hit each other again, and take the blows from each other, sending them both flying backward. They pant.]
Sonic: Wanna call it quits?
Knuckles: Not until I make you pay for the damage you've done!
[They fight again. The X-Tornado converts to X-Cyclone mode and lands between them. The hatch opens.]
Chris: All right, you guys, cut it out right now!
[He leaps onto the wing of the X-Cyclone.]
Knuckles: Don't interfere!
Chris: Sonic!
Sonic: Hey, I'm all for keeping the peace, pal. It's Knuckles who started it.
Knuckles: You bet I started it! Do you ever stop to think about the trouble you're causing innocent people? Do you?!
Sonic: Huh? What trouble?
Knuckles: [Angrily] Okay, that's it!
[Suddenly several floodlights shine on Sonic, courtesy of the GUN Hot Shots surrounding them. A GUN Captain speaks into a loudspeaker.]
GUN Captain: Sonic the Hedgehog!
Chris: What's going on?
GUN Captain: Stay where you are, Sonic! We've got you surrounded! Just turn yourself in quietly and there won't be any trouble.
[The Hot Shots' crosshairs lock onto Sonic.]
Chris: Look out!
Knuckles: I'll take care of 'em!
Chris: Knuckles, no!
[Sonic calmly walks up to the GUN jeep.]
Sonic: Hey, hey. Chill out, everybody. Let's all stay calm.
Knuckles: You stay calm!
Chris: Knuckles!
Knuckles: Wake up, kid! Don't you know it's Sonic who's been knocking down all these towers everywhere?
Chris: Yes, I know.
[He finds new resolve.]
Chris: It's just... Well I have faith in Sonic! And if he's doing it, there must be a good reason!
Knuckles: Oh yeah? Well, what good reason could there be? You tell me! I'd like to hear just one!
Sonic: I'll give you one, Knuckles. Up there!
[He points to the Egg Moon. Everyone follows his gaze.]
Sonic: There's something about that Egg Moon that's been bothering me.
Knuckles: There's much about you that bothers me!
[Knuckles approaches Sonic, but the hedgehog holds up his hand.]
Sonic: If you give me a chance, I can explain.
Knuckles: Well, what is there to explain? The Egg Moon won't move until it gets fixed. We know that.
Sonic: Maybe you do, but I know differently.
Knuckles: What?
Sonic: Lemme give you a little astronomy lesson. If the Egg Moon was really standing still, it couldn't block the sun all the time.
Chris: Hey, that's right! It only looks like the Egg Moon's standing still 'cause we're moving too!
Tails: And there's one more thing you can't forget. This planet and the moon are both revolving around the sun.
[Chris tries to think about it, but gets frustrated.]
Chris: Aahh! I'm confused!
Tails: Chris, in order for the Egg Moon to block the sun, it's gotta be moving too.
Sonic: Eggman's been controlling it so he could con everybody into buying those silly Sunshine Balls he invented. It's just a cheap get-rish-quick scheme.
Knuckles: That lousy...! And everybody thinks he's the big hero!

[Scene Change: Outside the White House]

[Eggman, Decoe, and Bocoe continue to wave to their adoring fans.]
Decoe: Just listen to those cheers, Doctor.
Bocoe: Doesn't it make you feel good?
[Eggman briefly pretends to cry with joy.]
Dr. Eggman: It's all going just as I planned.
[Decoe and Bocoe look at each other in surprise.]
Decoe: What do you mean by that, Doctor?
Dr. Eggman: Don't tell me you metallic meatheads think that this hero act is for real. Why, I planned this crafty little coup right from the beginning!
Decoe: You did?
Dr. Eggman: Certainly I did! Look closely at those yahoos down there.
Crowd: Eggman! Eggman!
[Images of Eggman are in their eyes.]
Bocoe: They look like they're in a trance.
Dr. Eggman: Here's my secret. Every Sunshine Ball emits a hidden subliminal message that compels everyone who has one to hail me as their hero.
Decoe: You mean all those people down there are hypnotized?
Bocoe: To think you are good?
Dr. Eggman: And that's not all. The Egg Moon is in place, and ready for Stage Two.
[A shot of the signal atop Eggman’s base is shown. Eggman laughs.]
Dr. Eggman: The Eggman Empire is nearly here. [Bursts out laughing]
Decoe: Ooh, we are not the good guys after all.
President: Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.
[Decoe and Bocoe look depressed.]

[Scene Change: Mirror Towers]

Sonic: So Eggman's no hero.
Knuckles: Why didn't you explain this before you knocked down the towers?!
Sonic: I thought it was obvious. I can't help it if you're slow.
Knuckles: Watch it!
[Topaz and Rouge are standing nearby.]
Rouge: Now what?
[Topaz picks up her radio.]
Topaz: [On radio] This is Topaz. I need to speak to the President immediately.

[Scene Change: The White House]

[One phone call later, the President places the phone down. He looks very stressed.]
Christina: Mr. President. What is it, sir?
President: Doctor Eggman.
[He turns around to see Eggman, flanked by Decoe and Bocoe, sitting in the President’s seat. His feet are up on the desk.]
President: He's tricked us again!
[Eggman laughs.]
Dr. Eggman: You've found me out, eh, Prez?
President: You've made a fool out of me for the last time, you hear?
Dr. Eggman: Ha! From the sound of the crowd, I'm the hero and you're the fool, Mr. President!
President: This is terrible.
[Eggman jerks his thumb out the window behind him, where all the people are still cheering for Eggman.]
Dr. Eggman: Just listen to those numbskulls. They're calling for me to be their new leader.
President: But... what about me?
Dr. Eggman: You, Mr. President, are my hostage.

[Scene Change: Thorndyke Mansion - Garage]

[Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles, Chris, Topaz, and Rouge are gathered in the garage.]
Chris: So now what do we do?
Rouge: Well, I say if we can't destroy the Egg Moon controller from down here, then we'll just have to get rid of it from up there.
Sonic: Well, what do you say, Knuckster?
Knuckles: My name's Knuckles, wise guy.
[Topaz and Rouge back away from Knuckles.]
Rouge: Hey. Easy. Boy.
Tanaka: [Off-screen] If I may, I would like to pilot.
[The group turns to see Tanaka in a spacesuit.]
Topaz: Works for me.
[Rouge sighs.]

[Scene Change: The White House]

[The police are gathered outside the crowd.]
Police Officer: [On radio] It's no good, sir! We can't get through. There are just too many people out here!
[Meanwhile one of the cement blocks in one of the hallways is pushed inwards. Mr. Stewart crawls through the hole.]
Mr. Stewart: [On radio] Homeroom, I'm inside and starting the search.
[Elsewhere, the President and Christina are bound and gagged as Eggman, Decoe, and Bocoe draw on small scraps of paper.]
Dr. Eggman: Perfect.
[Eggman holds his paper up. It resembles a new currency.]
Dr. Eggman: It's the new Eggman dollar bill.
Bocoe: That is nice, Doctor, but I've made a Bocoe 100-dollar bill.
Decoe: I have got a Decoe 1000-dollar bill.
[Eggman angrily throws his "egg bills" into the air, causing his henchbots to sweatdrop.]
Dr. Eggman: Keep your two ugly mugs off my money!
[Suddenly the X-Tornado crashes through the White House wall, narrowly missing Eggman. Sonic leaps out of the X-Tornado.]
Sonic: Let's go, Eggman. Your little political party's over.
Dr. Eggman: Gah. Sonic.
[He grabs the President.]
Dr. Eggman: Stop there!
Sonic: Yeah, right!
[Sonic approaches Eggman.]
Dr. Eggman: I warn you. One step closer and he's finished.
President: [Off-screen] Careful you don't squeeze the air out.
[Eggman turns to see the President and Christina standing there. They are completely free.]
Eggman: Oh no!
[Eggman holds up the dummy of the President he thought was the real one. Mr. Stewart is perched right outside the door.]
Mr. Stewart: [On radio] Mission accomplished.
Sonic: Nice work!
[He speeds towards a now-frightened Eggman, who holds the dummy in front of him like a shield.]
Dr. Eggman: Keep away!
[But the dummy is shredded to bits, and Eggman is sent barreling out of the White House.]

[Scene Change: A shuttle]

[Tanaka is piloting Topaz, Rouge, and Knuckles to the Egg Moon.]
Topaz: You're amazingly good at this, Mr. Tanaka.
Tanaka: As a butler, one must have the skills to do more than simply answer doorbells.
[Rouge, who has been watching the radar up to this point, turns around.]
Rouge: Okay, Knuckles, hit it.
[Knuckles is free-floating in space.]
Knuckles: Here goes!
[Knuckles disables the signal on the Egg Moon, causing the moon to orbit the earth normally once again. Sunlight returns to Station Square once again.]

[Scene Change: Helen's house]

[Helen’s parents wheel her to the window.]
Helen's Mom: It's back, honey.
Helen: Yes... and it's still beautiful.

[Scene Change: Thorndyke Mansion - Living room]

[Ella, Chuck, Cream, and Vanilla fire the party poppers.]

[Scene Change: A shuttle]

Tanaka: We should watch the sunrise from here some time.
Topaz: We should!
[Knuckles returns to the shuttle.]
Knuckles: That's that.
[He notices Rouge’s depressed look.]
Knuckles: Hey, what's the matter, Rouge? I thought you'd be pleased.
Rouge: Eh... I liked this place better when it was in the dark.

[Scene Change: Station Square]

[Eggman, Decoe, and Bocoe are on the run.]
Decoe: I liked it better when we were heroes!
Dr. Eggman: Quiet. Just keep running. They're after us.
[They stop when they see Chris standing in front of them. He is holding a sign that says "Yes!" on one side that points to the left, and "No!" on the other side that points to the right.]
Chris: Question one: I first met Sonic the Hedgehog when he fell into my living room. Yes or no?
Dr. Eggman: No!
[They run in the appropriate direction, and stop again when they see Tails holding a similar sign.]
Tails: Next one: The X-Tornado can fly more than 300 miles an hour and can withstand attacks by changing into Battle Armor Mode.
Dr. Eggman: Yes!
[Again they run in the right direction. They see Amy holding another Yes or No sign.]
Amy: Yes or no: Sonic says I'm the prettiest girl in the whole world.
Dr. Eggman: No way, José!
[Again the villains follow the sign]
Amy: Well, you don't have to rub it in...
[They stop one last time as they see Sonic holding a sign. But instead of Yes or No, it depicts the images of Eggman and Sonic.]
Sonic: Just one more to go.
Bocoe: Think carefully, Doctor. If you answer this one correctly, you will be the big winner!
Dr. Eggman: Don't worry. With my exceptionally high I.Q., I'm bound to get it right.
Sonic: Who's the coolest guy around? Me or you?
Dr. Eggman: What a ridiculous question! It's me, of course!
[They follow the direction the Eggman image is pointing. A giant concrete slab falls on Eggman's head, knocking him out. The police are upon him in a heartbeat. Handcuffs are snapped onto him. Eggman, Bocoe, and Decoe are soon locked in the back of a prisoner transporter.]
Dr. Eggman: I'll be back.
Bocoe: And to think this morning we were flying high...
Decoe: Now look at us -- jailbirds!
Dr. Eggman: You fools! Let me out of here!
[The prisoner transporter's doors shut, and it drives away.]
Sonic: From a big hero to a big zero.
Crowd: Sonic! Sonic! Sonic!
[He takes off running. Tails, Amy, and Chris look at each other.]
Chris: [To himself] Looks like Sonic's the real hero, but we knew that all along. [To the viewer] Didn't we?
[The episode ends and the credits roll.]
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