Sour Encounters is the fourth graphic novel in the mini-series Terrible Luck by Manta-bee where Sonic and Co. meet Irrika and Taffy.

Plot summary

Sonic and Co. are sent by Polly to stay with Irrika. Irrika plays alot of importance in her town. She is very obsesed with what she thinks is "cool". After going through a dark forest, they finally reach Irrika's house, where she lives with her sweetheart Taffy. They are warmly welcomed and Irrika takes a liking to the gang, as Mobian creatures are considered "cool" to her. Taffy and Irrika's relationship is revealed to have Irrika being in total control as Taffy usually avoids arguing with her, so he continuosly follows her orders. Irrika then sends them out because she will be busy discussing matters with a trader named Harrod. The trader appears to be Lerich, which the gang try to tell Taffy, but he just says just because somebody appears strange, dosen't mean they are harmful. They are left alone in the house the next day. They search then for Harrod, but find nothing.

They finally find Irrika and try to tell her about Lerich, she seems to believe them, and she says she needs to talk to them where no one will hear them, so she takes them to a well. She then pushes them in and tells her that Lerich trained her in the art of deception. The well seems to have dried up, as there was no water in it.

Knuckles climbs up the well and throws the rope down to the rest of the gang. They all try and find Lerich to stop him from carrying out whatever horrible thing he has planned.

After Lerich is found out, he and Irrika flee the scene. Taffy wants the gang to stay with him, and insists on taking them far away. They refuse this, however.

The story ends when Taffy is forced to let them go, because he is too cowardly to help them.


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  • When Sonic and Amy are telling Irrika about Lerich, Amy smiles while he has his hands on her shoulers. It is unknown if she is smiling because she is glad that Irrika believes them, or that Sonic's hands are on her shoulders, since her attraction to Sonic has not been prominently featured in this story, despite spending alot of time with him.

Chronological Info

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