The Lost Pepper of Claggerhorn is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom series. He is an anthropomorphic scotch bonnet and leader of the Pepper People, a group that Knuckles the Echidna imagined during a chili pepper-induced dream.
Concept and creation
The Lost Pepper is a stocky and humanoid scotch bonnet with a brown stem, yellow eyes, a ridged forehead, busy blue eyebrows and a blue goat patch. Curiously, he has mittens instead of fingers. Most noticeably, he has a bite of his head chewed off on the right side. For attire, he wears a brown eye patch, blue and grey armbands, a scabbard on his back, armor on his left shoulder, a blue flannel kilt with a brown bag, and grey legbands.
In the dream Knuckles had after losing consciousness from eating a new type of pepper, the Lost Pepper and his people originally lived in Claggerhorn, but were driven to the Lands of the Doomed by an unknown force. The experience left the Lost Pepper with a head bite which he would wear as a reminder of his home.
The Lost Pepper eventually encountered Knuckles, whom him and his people tied up upon his intrusion. The Lost Pepper interrogated Knuckles and learned he had been looking for him for a Chili Dog Cook-Off, before telling him his people's story. Seeing Knuckles' dimwitted response to his story, the Lost Pepper recognized him as the prophesied oaf who would get his people back home, and had Knuckles lead their attack on the Village that occupied Claggerhorn. Amidst the battle, Sonic the Hedgehog tried reminding Knuckles that he was attacking his friends, but the Lost Pepper told him that he had to choose a side regardless. As the Lost Pepper tried to attack Sonic the Hedgehog however, Knuckles made his choice and knocked the Lost Pepper into a stewing chili pot, as he hesitated to attack his friends. Realizing that the sewing pots felt like their old hot springs, the Lost Pepper made a truce: he and his people could take soaks in the villagers' chili pots, and the villagers could extract their juices for their own use. When learning that the villagers planned to use their juices for food sauce, the Lost Pepper initially objected to this and tried to break the truce, but after tasting a chili dog laced with his juices, he changed his mind. As the Lost Pepper then tried telling the others of the lesson he had learned, Knuckles' dream ended.
The Lost Pepper is a stern and hardened warrior. Ready to fight for his causes and ideas at any cost, he remains uncompromising and valiant in the heat of battle and willing to beat his foes into submission using excruciating methods. He is also seemingly fearless, as he is ready to face opponents much larger and powerful that himself directly despite his small size. Extremely loyal to his people, the Lost Pepper is a natural and charismatic leader who commands absolute respect from his followers, and proudly represents his people and their background. He does not fight for himself, but to ensure a bright future for the next generations of his people. Regardless, he is shown to be very nostalgic, speaking fondly of his former home and becoming mellow in what reminisces his old hot springs.
The Lost Peeper comes off as very prideful. Despite his deep scar, he wears it with pride and hearing that the villagers wanted to simply eat his juices insulted him so much that he almost broke the truce he made with them. He also displays a strong Scottish accent and speaks uses terms such as "laddie."
Powers and abilities
While nowhere near superhuman, the Lost Pepper can jump great distances compared to his size. Given the weapon his wields, he also has some skills in swordsmanship.
The Lost Pepper wields a old-fashioned grey broadsword. Stubby by comparison, it has a broad blade with an inward-curving foot and a brown grip.
- The Lost Pepper, like the rest of the Pepper People, is based on the Scottish warriors in the film Braveheart; in fact, the Lost Pepper may be based on said film's protagonist, William Wallace.
- Harrison, Reid (16 July 2015). "Chili Dog Day Afternoon". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 30. Cartoon Network.
- Sonic Boom Commentaries 30 & 31: Chilli Dog Day Afternoon + Closed Door Policy. YouTube (21 July 2015). Retrieved on 21 July 2015.