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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.[2]


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.



Living in Floral Forest Village with Cream, Cheese and Chocola, Vanilla occasionally allowed her daughter to go on adventures with Sonic.[2]

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.[2]

Crisis City


Vanilla watching Cheese get infected before trying escape with Cream, from Sonic the Hedgehog #18.

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.[2]

At Restoration HQ, Vanilla let Cream stay up later than usual one day to help around.[3]

The Last Minute


Vanilla getting infected by a horde of Zombots, from Sonic the Hedgehog #22.

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 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.[1]

All or Nothing

After the Deadly Six had taken over Eggman's plans, Zavok used his powers to lead a large horde of Zombots to Angel Island, which included Vanilla.[4][5]


Vanilla is a calm, gentle, and pacifistic person. She is very polite in all that she does and is very caring, especially to her daughter, Cream. Her care for her daughter makes her a 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.[2]


Cream the Rabbit

Cream and Mother Reunited

Vanilla is happily reunited with Cream, from Sonic the Hedgehog #29..

Cream is Vanilla's daughter and she unconditional love her. Vanilla is very caring for Cream and always puts her safety before her own. Though Vanilla has been known to be protective of Cream, she has allowed her to go on adventures before but under supervision.[2][1]




  • Vanilla, Cream, and Cheese are all names that involve some sort of dairy product.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #22, The Last Minute, Part 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #20, "Crisis City, Part 2"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"

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