My family has been protecting us for decades. We are the only ones that do anything.
— Perci, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Concept and creation
Described as beautiful, Perci is a tall, slender humanoid bandicoot roughly the same height as Sonic, with lavender fur, a short pale peach muzzle, a thin tail, a short brown snout, and possesses shoulder-long hair that resemble hedgehog quills with violet tips and a few bangs on her forehead. Her attire consists of a red scarf around the back of her head, a purple, sleeveless hoodie with torn shoulders and white undershirt which both expose her midriff, brown and fingerless gloves, brown straps around her upper arms, amethyst jeans and tan boots with fluffy white cuffs and strings for bands. She carries a belt around her waist with a wrench holstered on it.
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
Perci was born into the house who has protected the Village for generations. While Perci proudly followed this tradition, the lack of respect and efforts from the villagers convinced her that only she and her family cared. She would thus only trust herself with this task.
When Perci discovered Lyric and his forces were threatening the town, none of the villagers took her seriously and were more concerned with the re-election of Mayor Fink, leaving only her to prepare for Lyric. Eventually, Perci met Team Sonic who wanted to help, but she insisted that they had to earn her respect first, so she assigned them to figure out how to energize some nearby monuments with island defense measures. When Team Sonic returned from their assignment, Perci congratulated them for a job well done and gave them a Power Glyph as a token of her appreciation before promising them they would toast the victory against Lyric when they met again.
When the Justin Beaver fever hit the Village, Perci was brainwashed into a mindless Justin fan girl and consumer by Justin's mind control music. Perci soon after came to Justin's fan signing where she spent her money on his merchandise. The same weekend, she attended Justin's concert where he and Dreamboat Express had a sing-off. Amidst this, she was freed from the mind control by Dreamboat Express, now Dude-itude. Perci would later take an interest in Knuckles during his popularity as "Trash Can Head Guy," even accompanying him on his walks around the village alongside her sister Staci.
Perci later had a small bike accident when she met Sonic, Knuckles and Amy. Although Perci only wanted tools to fix her bike, the group insisted on helping her and brought her to Tails' Workshop where they pampered her. As the trio squabbled over Perci, the workshop caught fire, but they got it extinguished in time to explain the mess to Tails. After hearing the others' personal recounts, Perci told the truth, making Tails realize his security system caused the fire. As the others left, Perci let Tails fix her bike. Another time, Perci came to the Robot Battle Royale, where she saw Eggman steal Tails' Hypnobot at the end.
While in the Village Center, Perci and Staci took an interest in a mech suit-wearing Sonic when he flirted with them. Perci later saw Sonic battle FiendBot when a tree a tree nearly fell on her. Thankfully, she was saved in the last second by Sonic. She would subsequently vote in a referendum for a new name for the Unnamed Village. When Tails later seemingly proved Muckfoot's existence with a photo, Perci would praise Tails as a hero and take part in the ensuing Muckfoot Mania. Following that, Perci became a fan of the Lightning Bowler Society after seeing them beat the Pin Dashers. She thus came to the Lightning Bowlers' appearance on the Comedy Chimp Show as the team rose to stardom.
While at home, Perci got a call from Staci, who revealed that Dr. Eggman was no doctor. Seeing Eggman as a joke now, she helped spread the word to the Village. Not long after, Perci would join the villagers in mocking Eggman during the scientist's next trip to the Village, although Eggman later got a real doctorate. Perci soon after saw Sonic, Tails and Knuckles walk by while taking care of baby Chumley, and was moved by the sweet sight. When Race Day arrived several months later, Perci would watch said event's auto race competition at its site. Getting into Scrambler after that, Perci was able to attend an exclusive promotional event through it. Perci later came to the village's video game shop where she would buy the new Tommy Thunder video game.
Perci is a friendly, yet tough as nails kind of girl. Having a strong sense of responsibility, she is a brave and outgoing individual who stands up for what she believes in, not afraid to take action no matter what people around her think. She has both street smarts and a tough exterior that allows her to be ready to protect the town when the time comes.
Despite her good looks, Perci is a very independent and practical young woman who likes taking care of herself and is not afraid to buckle down and get her hands dirty. That said, she will not reject other people's attempts to help her and appreciates the aid she does get. She is also not above flirting with others, like when she did it to Tails when he fixed her bike.
Perci cares much for her home and the villagers and prides herself on her mission. However, the villagers' lack of appreciation left her convinced that only she and her family care for their safety. She thus only allows those who can earn her respect to help her cause.
Powers and abilities
Perci has some skills as a mechanic, claiming she could fix her own snapped bike with the proper tools.
- Staci (sister)
- Team Sonic
- "Okay, but you got to earn my respect. Around the beaches are ancient monuments, with island defense measures. If you can figure out how to energize the monuments, the balloons will launch and strengthen our defenses. You do that, I know you are fighting on the right side, and willing to help the cause."
- —Perci, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
- "Enough! You'd think with three stories, one of you would get it right."
- —Perci, "Fire in a Crowded Workshop"
- "I like a guy who's handy."
- —Perci watching Tails fix her bike, "Fire in a Crowded Workshop"
- The color scheme of Perci's fur is similar to Blaze the Cat's, being lavender and having hair points ending in a purple hue. Perci even has her hair tied back in a similar manner.
- Perci may have been meant to play a bigger role in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, as evidenced by an unused sound clip, but it was scrapped during production.
- Writers Alan Denton and Greg Hahn for the Sonic Boom television series once had a running joke that Perci was actually a triplet.
- The only way to tell Perci and Staci apart is through their differing voices and personalities.
- Concept artwork of Perci signed by Sylvain Deboissy.
- Erin Fitzgerald on Twitter. Twitter (12 November 2014). Retrieved on 15 August 2015. “Erin Fitzgerald: So for you #SonicBoom fans FYI I get to play Perci for the video game!!!! and my BFF @RedHeadSaidProd #AmyRose plays Perci in the series!!”
- Cindy Robinson on Twitter. Twitter (12 November 2014). Retrieved on 15 August 2015. “Cindy Robinson: I did NOT record Perci for the game. Only the one episode in the series. Amazing Erin is in the game!!”
- Marie Ōi on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (9 August 2017). Retrieved on 12 January 2019.
- Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (7 September 2015). Retrieved on 7 September 2015. “Jenny Mai Anh Ngo: Hey! Does Perci have an identical twin sister?! / Bill Freiberger: Yes, her name is Staci.”
- Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (18 July 2015). Retrieved on 20 July 2015. “Tom Clancy's: Is Perci a bandicoot? / Bill Freiberger: Yes, she is.”
- Alan Denton on Twitter. Twitter (18 March 2017). Retrieved on 18 March 2017. “SeanDH Mania: Do other characters like Zooey and Perci live in a different neighboring village? Or are they just "rarer" villagers? / Alan Denton: They live in the same village. Just used more sparingly on the show.”
- Sonic Toon (Japanese). Inhabitants of the village: Perci. Sega. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016.
- Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter (3 December 2016). Retrieved on 3 December 2016. “Alexander Soerensen: When did you come up with the idea for Perci? Or was it BigRedButton who invented her? / Bill Freiberger: Perci is from "Rise of Lyric."”
- Kellie (23 July 2014). Meet Characters in the Sonic Boom Universe. Archived from the original on 25 March 2015. Retrieved on 24 July 2014.
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- Alan Denton on Twitter. Twitter (4 February 2017). Retrieved on 5 February 2017. “Alan Denton: Hey everybody. Let's do that thing again where I give you a bunch of trivia about the latest Sonic Boom episode, "Mech Suits Me." 1/9 / ... / Alan Denton: Greg and I had a running joke they're actually triplets & there's a 3rd sister too. Maybe in the crowd for Justin Beaver? 7/9”