Vanilla 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 mother of Cream the Rabbit. She lives in Floral Forest Village with her daughter, her Chao friends Cheese and Chocola, and Gemerl. She has currently been turned into a Zombot after being infected by the Metal Virus.
Vanilla is a cream-colored anthropomorphic rabbit with a white muzzle, brown eyes and a tuft of light orange hair on her forehead. She has light brown and orange markings around her eyes and on the ends of her lopped ears. For attire, she wears a long light pink and purple dress with a white trim and a fitted burgundy vest, a blue or orange ascot, white gloves with gold cufflinks, low-heeled burgundy shoes, and pink lipstick.
Sometime in the past, Miles "Tails" Prower reprogrammed the robot Gemerl after he was turned into a violent robot by Dr. Eggman. Following this, Gemerl went on to live with Vanilla and her family in Floral Forest Village.
Vanilla 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. Barricading her family inside their house with the aid of Chocola, Vanilla told 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 still did not grant Cream permission to leave, so Gemerl was tasked with aiding the village instead. Eventually, Cream ran outside, with Vanilla unable to stop her. By the time Cream returned though, Vanilla, Cheese and Chocola were surrounded by Zombots inside their house. Cheese and Chocola soon after became Zombots themselves after they attacked the leading Zombot. Vanilla then took Cream and tried to escape with her, only for another Zombot to cut them off. Fortunately, Sonic arrived and helped the duo evacuate their house. Cream then flew Vanilla to the north glade of the village where a Rescue Shuttle awaited them.
The Last Minute
Following Vector and Espio's mission for survivors in Pine Grove Village, one of the refugees from the village was revealed to be infected by the Metal Virus and subsequently turned into a Zombot. This caused a mass panic among the rest of the refugees, which led to them getting infected by both the infected refugee and Charmy Bee. Vanilla herself was cornered by several Zombots. When Amy came by, Vanilla requested that she take Cream away from the HQ and keep her safe. Amy quickly complied, much to the protest of Cream, and left Vanilla at the mercy of the other Zombots.
Vanilla is a calm, gentle, and pacifistic person. She is very polite in all that she does and is very caring in nature, especially to her daughter, Cream. Her care for her daughter makes her very cautious and protective person; in spite of all the adventures her daughter has been on, Vanilla is not willing to let Cream endanger herself on her watch. She can be trusting and understanding, and has been known to make decisions she feels will benefit others.
- Cream the Rabbit
- Miles "Tails" Prower
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Vanilla, Cream and Cheese are all names that involve some sort of dairy product.