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Sonic Boom Character What-ifs - Rouge (updated) by Blue-Paint-Sea Sonic Boom Character What-ifs - Rouge (updated) by Blue-Paint-Sea
Updated 06 / 29 / 2014
Now with character interactions & more colour!


Yeah, I'm definitely more excited about this than I should be, but honestly, I just couldn't help myself.

With characters like Orbot, Cubot, and potentially Shadow, being planed to appear, I'm sure many of us are / have been wondering; if there are other characters in the sonic universe appearing in Boom as well, what would they look like? Would their appearance change a little or a lot? Would their personalities & traits be the same or altered as well?

Well, at one point I thought of Rouge, then an idea just sparked, and the result was this piece. 

Rouge's traits - 
  • Taking cues from Ray the flying squirrel, Rouge's new appearance would involve having her wings on her arms like real bats. However, she would have the unique ability to expand them to the point where they would be nearly twice as large as she is, allowing her to fly with much more strength during bad weather conditions, or when carrying someone or something.
  • While her wings are powerful, Her body shape would be altered for the same reason as Knuckles, in the sense of having more emphasis on where the majority of her muscles are. In her case, lower body strength due to her kickboxing, which would also lightly explain the loss of her boots in favour of workout wear.
  • Although the end result of her new figure makes her look somewhat chubby, this could relate to the fact that her appetite grew due to her constant workout sessions. Every once & a while it would be poked fun at by Amy, but Rouge would take them as compliments, representing the fact that she wouldn't care what other people think of her physique, and just lives life in whatever way she feels comfortable.
Amy - 
"what exactly do you see in that clumsy hulk anyway?"
Rouge - 
"I don't know hun I guess next to jewels I also have a thing for guys with burly physiques. y'know, like MANY girls do?"
Amy - 
"says the bat with the extremely large hips" *mumble-grumble*.
Rouge -
"jealous?":eyebrows:
  • She would still be a treasure hunter, and would still tease Sonic and his friends, but Rouge's personality would be more like how she was first portrayed in Adventure 2. Her flirting would be toned down a notch to make her much less of a slut and more of a character who enjoys her day job, while leaving any sort of legit affections towards Knuckles. 
Because seriously, just pair her up with Knuckles already. It was one of the reasons she was created in SA2 anyway, besides being his rival.
  • Because of the more humorous tone of the game & show, She would also be one of those characters who would see slapstick moments as another ordinary daily occurrence, especially when she experiences toon-esque scenarios herself that the other characters would question.

But what do you guys think? Should I do more like this? Do you agree / disagree with this alteration? Let me know in the comments below!
  

(Characters & Sonic Boom material belong to SEGA & BigRedButton Entertainment respectively)
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LizEsPencil Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
While I do really enjoy this design, I'm not sure it's something I would like to see in the series! I don't really feel like the wings on the arms are working for me, as well as the super skinny arms with the chubby belly. Maybe the arms should be thick as well as the belly, as you would see on a normal chubbier girl? 

Perhaps I feel as if this doesn't go with her super-flirtatious nature. While Knuckles did lose a few IQ points from Modern Sonic style to Boom Sonic style, he still is a burly, strong, heroic dude. Maybe I feel like Rouge should still be the same way- maybe a bit kinder, less cold hearted, on the good side, friends with Sonic & co.- but still flirty, playful, sneaky Rouge. 

(On the Knuckles note, I don't remember where I read it but I read a rather interesting theory where Boom Knuckles is really Knuckles's true personality. There are no Chaos Emeralds in this dimension, therefore allowing Knuckles to be his true, happy self- and not mentally distraught and hardened with the task of guarding the Master Emerald his entire life. Wouldn't anyone be toughened up and bitter with that constant stress on their back- knowing if you didn't guard the Emerald properly, the whole world would be thrown into disaster? It was very interesting.)

Overall, I don't want to say this is a bad design. It's not. It's a very, very good design and is very down to detail. I maybe just don't feel like it's Rouge-ey enough for me. Nonetheless this is a fantastic design and obviously a lot of thought, time & imagination went into this project. I applaud you on it!
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PommyPom Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nooo no no no! Don't take away her flirtatious ways, and what's with the slut shaming? It's harmful and I beg of you to mend that bit up. Rouge wouldn't be Rouge without her teasing flirting anyway, it's been part of her up until today! Much like Amy's crush on Sonic, her stubbornness, and determination-they took that away and it made her a much plainer character. I honestly think that that part of Rouge is what makes a lot of fans love her.

However I do like how you made her more motherly towards others and body-positive, I hate it when they make her seem heartless *Coughs* ARCHIE COMICS *Coughs*.
Although with Knuckles' new alterations as well, I don't think she would be very interested in him in the way she used to in Sonic X, SA 2, etc. Moreover, I think that what made Rouge feel attracted towards him was his stubborn and defensive ways while trying to protect Mother Emerald. Now, he's a huge softy who is also kind of dumb (Just like everyone else, really), but that doesn't mean that a thing between them wouldn't work somehow.

Now, on her physique... I think it would look perfect if they weren't so...awkward. Her huge hips and thighs look wrong with the tiny calves, its almost like a cartoony exaggeration. 
If I remember correctly, I do remember Rouge being quite vain on her looks, so maybe make her outfit look a bit closer to canon from her calves down? While always keeping it practical, of course. Also, maybe tuck in her tail and make it poke out of her shorts instead, it looks like her clothes are sagging down!

I like the rest of the concept though, great job!
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Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the mini-critique! Glad you still like some parts of this piece!
Bare with me here to see if I can elaborate at least some things, as I'm not the best at long explanations, but here goes:

Admittedly, the slut mention may have been too far of a mistake on my end, but she's still a flirt and a tease in this definitely, just more in a sarcastic big sister sort of way. She would still do it to try and take advantage of situations she's stuck in, but thats it really - brains first, then brawn / looks, which would show her stubbornness more through tactical thinking than desperate excuses. The type of character that would always have a reason for doing what she's doing, and is clever enough to win over arguments because of this.

I do agree that I didn't really like her in the comics either, its why I wanted to have her less selfish & somewhat heartless and instead; more outgoing & a little courteous here. While she couldn't give two cents about what the other characters think of her traits and just live her life the way she wants to, she would still think of others before her in terms of safety. Such as trying to save Tails from crash landing his plane.

I figured this would be a good enough reason for her to like Knuckles in this universe as well. Though he may be clueless about her flirting here (which I'm sure could result in a few humorous moments with her), they're both physically competitive and their interactions could mostly be them proving who's stronger in what. Plus, being the goof that he is in Boom, Knuckles would be the only character that makes Rouge laugh with his antics, showing her soft spot for him. Not to say this would be the reason they'll be an instant couple, but it could lead up to them being best friends / rivals more than anything.

As for her design, the exaggeration was done on purpose for toon based aesthetics, as well as a bit of diversity in design when compared to the rest of the cast. Its more supposed to emphasize that, in this universe, Rouge would be just as much of a power character as Knuckles is, but being lower body strength instead of upper body. It really is a shame that she barely shows it after SA2, with the exception of Sonic Battle, since all she does now is toss bombs. (obviously not counting the comics). Trust me, I've seen some pretty awkward versions of her on this site too, but since this is merely one of many fan versions of the character, it isn't supposed to be taken TOO seriously either.

One of these days whenever I have the time I should just make a comic including her, Cream & Cosmo to visually explain stuff like this. If I ever draw Rouge in this style again before that however, I'll keep what you suggested in mind! :nod:
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RedWes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
I like how she looks strong and dresses like a fighter
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Knuckles can't resist those hips... if his pea-sized brain can process that.
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ChanMan97 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And this hasn't been used in the series becuz?
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GearedBeast Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2015
So the design, at first, wasn't doing it for me, but once I read character traits I thought it worked out well with the design. But even still, the hips or just weird. At lease with arms the way they are. Personally I loved her boots and wished you kept them. With a little change to physicque this could be an awesome design ( to a poop game)
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MonikaBluebell Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please, just give her normal wings like she always had! she looks so creepy with these ones Lovely Shoujo (Aaaaah Nooo) [V3] 
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DaBootyLoover15 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this redesign :3
I wish she could have been included but I can understand that this body shape would have been a little...much.
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thesupremejoyner98 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IMO, while this character does have a well made personality, the legs are too much. While Knuckles has a huge upper body, it still goes with his physicality, Rouge on the other hand looks way too disproportionate, like those awkward pics you see on this site.

I suggest that if you draw her again, make her legs like you did in your Rouge olympic drawing, but SLIGHTLY muscular. Again, your Cream and Cheese design is very good on the other hand, and Sega should get in contact with you to use their appearance and story.
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Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the mini critique, I'll keep that in mind if & when I draw her again. : )

I guess to elaborate why in the first place; the exaggeration was for toon based aesthetics, as well as a bit of diversity in design when compared to the rest of the cast. Its more supposed to emphasize that, in this universe, Rouge would be just as much of a power character as knuckles is, but being lower body strength instead of upper body. Which is a shame that she barely shows it after SA2, with the exception of Sonic Battle, since all she does now is toss bombs. (obviously not counting the comics)

trust me, I've seen some pretty awkward versions of her on this site too. However, as this is merely one of many fan versions of the character, it isn't supposed to be taken TOO seriously either. I highly doubt SEGA would take inspiration from some random artist for actual canon material.
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thesupremejoyner98 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand fully now. Though personally, your Cream and Cosmo designs for Boom are without doubt the best i've seen thus far. Keep up the good work, man! :D
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ParadoxReign Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Never... this would ruin the character completely. She looks so horrible like this. I'm sorry, but I doubt that Sega or BRB would change her like that. That is not her style.
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thesupremejoyner98 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. But his Cream design is superb IMO.
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SpikeRazzor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
LOL! Amy's face though.
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Navyguy98 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Holy thunder thighs
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LovingPrinceTamayuki Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Diet....
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ljungberg666 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
=_= ... ... ... ... Rouge... do NOT make me do it.

i repeat: DO NOT MAKE ME DO IT!

you DON'T want me to do it... i SWEAR TO GOD!

DON'T... MAKE... ME... DO... IT...!

... ... ... oh god she just did it, didn't she?

... f*ck you Rouge... *unzips my pants*
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Navyguy98 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm guessing you like thunder thighs
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ljungberg666 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
mmmhhhhmmmmmm...

god dammit Rouge...
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Navyguy98 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Gross
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ljungberg666 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
i mean it like "m-h-m"

not "mmmh" kind.
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Navyguy98 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i still don't understand
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ljungberg666 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2015
"yes", i mean "yes"!

god dammit Navyguy.

i shouldn't have to explain what "mhm" means, it's like the most basic thing people do say!
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Navyguy98 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
jesus calm down
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Zehntacles Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
I'd be very happy to see more of her.  Well done.
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TuliPoodle Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm wondering how Shadow reacts when they meet again...
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spicyteacup Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of like this, but I think Rouge is a little bit too chunky. Don't get me wrong, I agree that she should have more leg than the other female characters, but it doesn't seem very aerodynamic or stealthy for a bat.
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JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
At this Rouge carrying Omega would make more sense.
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TheCopyUniverseTCU Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
It does. Though now I want a Sonic Boom redesign for Omega...
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JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Now I want to as well.
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LonelyLittleDemon Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
I can really get behind this!  I like to think that Amy is just secretly jealous of Rouge's voluptuous curves.  xD  "Dangit my butt is practically non-existent in comparison with hers!!!! D:< "
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AshleyWolf259 Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thought she looked better chubby. =3
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can you do blaze the cat please?
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Blue-Paint-Sea Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do have one idea-in-the-works for Blaze, but once I have the time to do more Character What-ifs in the future I'll let you know. :)
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MonsterMan25 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy: yay!~
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JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Pullover that ass is too fat woop woop!
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Adelicorn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome redesign i really like it! kaomoji set 1 9/19 The only thing i would change would be her hips, i would have thought of her as slim, but strong kaomoji set 54/67 
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Tuume Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015   Writer
This is an awesome redesign! Rouge still carries that classic sexiness, but her look is still practical. I dig the wings and the outfit that you've chosen for her. Her physique is quite eye-catching as well. Well done.
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trollduck2001 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't really like now big her hips are. But I LOVE how her wings are on her arms. I also really like her outfit.
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Malorum55 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
The truth ?, the design does not seem very nice (Only 50% - 60%). But, I like the idea that the wings are in their arms (as if they were membranes) instead of your back, making it more realistic. What they do not call me are their exaggerated hips. But still, I applaud your effort to try to believe a drawing with bases of these changes.
Keep going in all your drawings.
Saludos desde Colombia (Greetings from Colombia)
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bronysonicfan0000 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Wow, that's really good.
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Hazbell Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If this becomes her new design i'm done with sonic
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JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
I never thought there would be a way to make Rouge hotter.
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JacktheCat779 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Dem hips.
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HamburgerMarsupial Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
And this is why other characters are not in Sonic Boom... Yet. In all honestly, I'd like to see a 'Boom' Silver.
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Rapshadow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank god thats not even real
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bloatenator Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, she's a female Man-Bat!
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MephilesTheDark2182 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Best. Redesign. EVER.
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SHADOWSHAUN200 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cool will you do one for E123 Omega?
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