— Rouge the Bat
Rouge the Bat is a G.U.N. agent and treasure hunter. In BearfootTruck's stories, she usually does her own thing, but she sometimes helps out Sonic & the other Knothole Freedom Fighters. For the most part, she is exactly like her official counterpart. For other gems, click here.
Rouge was born in the backwoods of Lacadina, in the Federal Republic of Columbia (equivalent to Louisiana). Her parents are Ricochet the Bat & Mignonne the Bat. At first, she had a normal childhood, but she soon got bored with home and decided to run away one day. Fleeing to the city, she struggled to survive, in part because she could only speak French. Then, one day, she caught sight of a jewelry store. Attracted by their gleaming brilliance, Rouge broke into the store later that night and made off with a number of jewels. From that moment on, she never had to worry about where her next meal was going to come from. She also learned English and dropped her accent. However, Rouge's luck ran out when she was captured while trying to steal the world's largest ruby. Faced with a possible prison sentence, she agreed to work with G.U.N. in exchange for her charges being dropped.
Well, Rouge wouldn't be Rouge if she wasn't so attracted to jewels. Although she's a neutral character, her actions in this universe suggest that she leans towards Sonic's side. She also has a huge motherly instinct and will shower people she genuinely likes with the utmost degree of kindness and compassion.
Rouge has exactly the same appearance as in the official canon. However, when she opens her mouth, her fangs are more visible.
Being a bat, Rouge has to have the ability to fly. Also, like the official canon, Rouge delivers some powerful kicks & some devastating special moves. She also has awesome acrobatic abilities. In short...nothing more or less than what's been shown in the games.
Items & weapons
As in the games, Rouge's most powerful weapons are her own legs, made even more powerful by the fact that she wears steel-soled high-heel boots with steel tips. As a G.U.N. agent, she was issued a Heckler & Koch USP .40 as a sidearm, but she doesn't use it, preferring to rely on her CQC skills, stealth & acrobatics. She does, however, have Bat Cracker bombs, which she used in "Sonic Hotcakes"
Rouge makes a brief appearance near the end of the story, where she helps Sonic, Hogan & the other Heroes get into the tank factory. However, she gets mad at Sonic because she believed that there were gems to be found here and thinks she's been tricked. After that, Rouge destroys a few Cylon Centurions, including one that was holding the other POWs hostage. As a result of her distraction, Shadow & Knuckles take out the rest. Unfortunately for her, she finds no gems here, either, so she flies away, but not before telling Shadow that he looks silly with his Gestapo cap.
Rouge is fighting with Knuckles over a Chaos Emerald. In an attempt to get Knuckles to drop it, she tickles him and flies around randomly, but stops when Blaze appears. When informed that two of the Sol Emeralds are missing, Rouge offers to recover them, but Blaze declines. Later, while the Freedom Fighters are searching for Sonic, Rouge encounters Antoine & Rotor, the former mistaking her for a vampire. Before they part ways, she offers to reward them if they find any gems for her.
Later on, Rouge meets up with Sonic (actually an impostor) and tells him that all his friends are looking for him. When he kisses her hand, she slaps him. Later, Rouge flies up to Angel Island and consoles a grieving Knuckles, assuring him that Sonic is still alive. When she attempts to con him out of the Master Emerald, he tickles her in revenge for her earlier tickle attack. At the end of the story, she is angry at the real Sonic, along with Sally, Shadow, Antoine & Amy.
In this story, Rouge makes a cameo when she picks up one of Dr. Robotnik's spikes, mistaking it for a gem. She gives it to Sally instead, where it proves useful in solving the mystery behind Sonic's poisoning.
Like most of the main characters, Rouge is also a fan of Super Changin' Muscle Rangers. Instead of her normal outfit, she wears a Super Changin' Muscle Rangers T-shirt and a pair of black bell-bottom pants with a flower print design (the same pants she wears in Sonic Riders). Rouge teases Sonic for being jealous of the show, causing him to lose his temper and insult her before running away. Later, when she catches up with him, she slaps him and demands an apology from him. Sonic apologizes and says that he never meant any of the things he said to her. She accepts it and tells Sonic that there’s no reason to get mad over a TV show.
Before leaving, Sonic informs Rouge of the Muscle Rangers' kidnapping, so she flies away and meets up with Shadow in an attempt to rescue them. However, she too is captured, but is later rescued by Sonic & co. Once she is rescued, she flirts with Oliver Davidson – the actor who plays Frankie Thompson, the green Muscle Ranger – even giving him her phone number. Knuckles looks at her in disbelief, which Rouge interprets as jealousy, causing him to get mad.
A little while after Shadow leaves, Rouge shows up to Robotnik's HQ and starts flirting with him. Then, like Sonic's other friends, she gives Robotnik a peace offering: A Chaos Emerald, which actually served as a garnish for a stack of hotcakes. Naturally, this makes Robotnik furious, so he tries to sic his goons on Rouge, but she flies away.
Rouge makes a brief – but important – appearance in this story, sneaking into Sonic's hut, only to find the Blue Blur lying on his bed, depressed. Sonic doesn't want to talk about his problems, so Rouge tries to cheer him up by tickling him, to no avail. She tries to convince Sonic to talk about his problems, also to no avail. Finally, when she's about to give up, Sonic changes her mind and tells her about how the events of Sonic '06 are still bothering him and how he's depressed because he couldn't bring himself to tell his best friend Tails. Fortunately, Tails – having overheard the whole thing – is sympathetic to his friend’s troubles. Impressed by the sight of the two of them caring for each other, Rouge comes to the conclusion that Sonic's been suffering from separation anxiety. Thus, she suggests that Sonic & Tails go on a voyage together. The dynamic duo agrees to this, but before they depart, Rouge gives them a group hug.
For Sonic's birthday, Rouge takes him back to her cabin, where she's prepared a little spa treatment for him to help him relax. For the first part, she's lit up some scented candles, which cause Big Blue to feel dizzy, but not her, probably due to certain pheromones in the candles. In any case, Rouge brings Sonic over to a hot tub, which is the second part of the spa treatment. The warmth of the hot tub & the scents coming from the candles prove to be very relaxing for Sonic. Rouge makes some small talk with him, and after a few minutes, the two of them get out of the hot tub.
Then, for the final part of Sonic's gift, Rouge leads him to a massage table. Once Ol' Blue has removed his shoes, she proceeds to give him a full body massage, causing him to go into a very deep trance. During the massage, Rouge causes Sonic to have an orgasm, albeit without any genital contact. Once she's finished, Rouge dries both of them off and gives a still-entranced Sonic a birthday hug.
At the end of the story, Rouge shows up at Knothole Village and congratulates Sonic on the new statue. However, because of the spa treatment she gave him earlier, she causes Sonic to fall back into his trance by giving him a mere pat on the shoulder. As a result, Sally & Amy blame her for injuring him, even though that’s not the case.
Rouge and Shadow are having a birthday soon. She kisses Tails on the cheek to make sure he gets her a gift. Later in the story, while she and Shadow are out on a mission, they send E-123 Omega to check up on Sonic's progress.
Later, at the party, Rouge tries to re-assure Shadow that Sonic and Tails will arrive with their gifts and jokes about Omega’s conclusion chip. When Mephiles shows up and tries making out with Shadow, she attempts to stop The Dark One, only to become his hostage. Shadow and Omega back down, thus allowing Mephiles to free her. She then checks up on Shadow after Mephiles is finished with him. Once everybody else has given her and Shadow their gifts, Rouge is excited to see what Sonic and Tails have gotten them. Unlike Shadow, Rouge seems to genuinely enjoy her motocross bike and is eager to hear about the work that went into putting it together, even threatening Knuckles with drastic measures when he interrupts Tails. When Sonic suggests that they race their bikes, Rouge is only too happy to agree. However, she is unhappy with Shadow’s decision to discard his helmet. Later in the race, when she sees Shadow and Sonic hugging each other, she decides to hug Tails. She is so happy that she writes Sonic a check for 10 million Mobiums to pay off his Uncle Chuck's debt.
After the party, Rouge heads back to her mansion near Rusty Ruin Zone with Shadow, where she reads a book with him in her bedroom. She doesn't mind when Shadow goes out for the early part of the night, but she is rather disappointed when he doesn't join her at the grand opening of the Glitter Palace discotheque. When she gets back home, she finds Sonic waiting for her, claiming that he has an additional birthday gift for her. Part of this requires her to take her clothes off, which she is reluctant to do until Sonic gives her a Chaos Emerald. After this, she climbs up onto the bed, and the Blue Blur gives her a relaxing massage, after which she falls asleep.
Right from the start, Rouge considers Mr. Obotir’s experiment to be silly, going so far as to make fun of Knuckles for it. Nevertheless, she pretends to go along with it on Day Two. By Day Three, however, she is openly spreading rumors about "The Wave" and trying to dissuade other students from joining. This results in a student painting a bad word on her locker.
Later that night, when she's taking a walk around the neighborhood, she gets the distinct feeling that somebody's spying on her, and she's right: Knuckles confronts her about her anti-Wave antics. She tries to convince him to leave and teases him about his dedication, which results in him shoving her to the ground. She gets angry, kicks him and heads back home crying. When Shadow shows up, she thinks he's come to comfort her, but gets even angrier and cries more when he tells her that The Wave can't be stopped. It is only when Sonic shows up and comforts her that she calms down. She even cajoles him into taking her out for supper.
While going out, Rouge is happy that Sonic paid for both of their meals and is eager to hear his plan to stop The Wave. She is less than enthused, however, when two of Sonic's fans show up and ignore her, so Sonic allows her to give him an autographed photo of her. She even takes a look at one of the leaflets that Tails made and adds a few suggestions to it. Once they’re finished with their meals, Rouge flies Sonic to Mr. Obotir's house, where she breaks in and finds a paper with a repeated phrase on it. When they return to her house, they find some pro-Wave graffiti on it and are accosted by gang members when Sonic attempts to remove it. However, she and Sonic make short work of them, and she even kisses Sonic goodnight.
The next day, Rouge cooks a huge breakfast for Sonic and Tails as a reward for Sonic helping her out. She is pleased to meet Uncle Chuck and finds it absolutely adorable that Sonic is nicknamed "Sonny". She and Sonic explain how The Wave has grown since the first day. She admires Sonic's promise to have it stopped by Saturday. She is concerned for Silver's well-being when she notices him feeling depressed and tries to cheer him up by complimenting him on his strength.
When she gets to school, she assists Sonic, Tails and Silver in spreading the anti-Wave leaflets around. During History class, she gets angry when Sonic is escorted from the classroom by Knuckles and Shadow and attempts to start a fight with pro-Wave students. Later, at lunch, she criticizes Blaze for claiming that The Wave is a "movement of peace". After school, Rouge visits Mr. Obotir's house with Sonic, Tails and Silver and complains about being spied on because of The Wave. Later that night, she joins Sonic and Tails at their house for a pizza party and survives a drive-by shooting. When the police are done with their investigation, she thanks Sonic for saving her skin twice and rewards him with a kiss.
On Day Five, Rouge goes to a waffle house with Sonic, Tails and Silver and leads them to her house to play hooky before they go to the rally. Initially, Rouge is repulsed by the prospect of having to disguise herself as a Wave member to sneak into the rally, but once she gets the uniform on, she finds it to be pretty stylish. She, along with her comrades, is knocked out when Silver gives them away and brought to Mr. Obotir, who is really Robotnik. Once Tails frees her, she criticizes Silver for thinking that Tails really had asthma.
Rouge follows her friends back to Sonic and Tails' house to get Miles Electric and is disappointed when the San Santos PD is unable to stop The Wave by themselves. She is unsuccessful in finding Robotnik until Espio informs them of a secret maintenance room. She then protects Tails as he attempts to break into the secret passageway leading to him, but is forced to head outside after Shadow blows up the police APC. After following the S.W.A.T. team to Robotnik’s location, she lets out a powerful shriek to disorient the doctor, allowing her ample time to rescue Superintendent Coleman. Once The Wave is done for, she finds Knuckles and threatens to bite him and suck his blood, but stops short of doing so. Instead, she tickles him mercilessly.
- Rouge shares one thing in common with Knuckles and Silver: she's a big fan of disco music. Not only does her mansion have a ballroom with disco lights and a DJ booth, but she also loves clubbing. Her favorite club is Studio Two in West Maplewood, just outside of San Santos, which she'll visit at least once every time she's in the San Santos Metropolitan Area.