Bunnie redirects here. For other versions or uses of Bunnie, see Bunnie (disambiguation).Mobian cyborg rabbit, the tomboyishly beautiful wife of Antoine D'Coolette and a loyal member of the Knothole Freedom Fighters. Originally she was a normal Mobian rabbit, but when the evil Dr. Eggman made his first attack against Mobotropolis, Bunnie suffered severe injuries and the only way to save her life was by having parts of her body replaced with cybernetics by Professor Charles the Hedgehog. Since then, she has used her cybernetic enhancements to better serve her friends the Freedom Fighters and together they have been fighting the evil forces of the Eggman Empire to ensure the world is free from Eggman's tyranny.
Much of Bunnie's early life is unknown. As a child, she was found in the Royal Hills Zone by Rosie Woodchuck and Dr. Chuck the Hedgehog, with no indication of where the young rabbit had come from. She was taken to Mobotropolis were she was raised under Rosie's care, until the city was taken over by Dr. Eggman. It was during this attack that Bunnie sustained some severe injuries. In order to save her life from these injuries, she was forced to have half of her body replaced with cybernetic limbs Chuck. (StH: #255, #281, FCBD: #8)
Learning how to walk with her new robotic limbs was not only painful, but embarrassing (becoming more clumsy as a result), which would lead to her being picked on by other children, who would purposely pronounce her last name as "Rab-BOT" instead of "Rah-BOW". Her spirits were lifted when Miles "Tails" Prower, another child under Rosie's care, reassured her that he doesn't care that she has robotic parts, and that he saw her as a big sister. The rest of her fellow Freedom Fighters expressed similar feelings, and treat her as no different, inspring Bunnie to live her life to the fullest. Her bravery inspired Antoine D'Coolette to become braver, though Bunnie reassured him that it wasn't him "being brave" that made him brave, but him overcoming his fears were the reason he was brave. (StH: #281, SSD: #8)
As time passed, it became apparent that Bunnie's limbs needed an upgrade. She accepted, even though it would greatly decrease the chances of her ever getting her old limbs back. But Antoine reassured her that it wouldn't affect her courageous heart and beautiful spirit. The two had become close before Antoine asked for her hand in marriage, which she happily accepted. (SSD: #9)
In the alternate reality created by the first Genesis Wave, Bunnie found herself held captive in a Prison Egg with a group of Mobinis. Fearing the return of Snively, and trying to be strong for her fellow prisoners, she contemplated fearfully the state of her cousin Cream the Rabbit. As she wondered if help would arrive, a white light flooded the world, and Bunnie chose to take it as a good sign. (FCDS: #6)
Undercover to Active Duty
- From a readers perspective, this picks up from where the original pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity left off
Operating as a Freedom Fighter, Bunnie was sent on an undercover mission to the Metropolis Zone in order to obtain a shield generator, while under the guise of an Egg Army underling named Scarlett. During the mission, Sonic and Tails, both of whom had received memories from a different timeline due to the effects of the Super Genesis Wave, arrived at the base. Knocking out the army foreman, she revealed herself to her friends, who were stunned to see her cybernetic parts. The trio-along with NICOLE-then worked together in order to secure the generator and escape the city, though they had to deal with an unexpected earthquake. Upon returning to the Sky Patrol, the Freedom Fighters' new base, Bunnie was reunited with her husband Antoine. Her memories of the previous timeline were then restored. She was happy to see her husband was out of the coma, but also sad that she had her robotic parts again, this time permanently. Overcome, she was left to deal with the revelations, comforted by a sympathetic Antoine. (StH: #252, #253, #254, #255)
Bunnie would later find herself in the position of providing comfort to a friend shaken by their restored memories, warning Sally Acorn beforehand and then taking charge of her as she attempted to get a handle on the revelations. Unfortunately, the friends had little time to recover, as the planet then broke apart beneath them. Determined to help, they traveled to Station Square and were split into Team Freedom and Team Fighters to help contain the crisis and provide aid to victims of the Shattered World Crisis. During the adventure, Bunnie and Antoine both struggled with conflicting memories, as they remembered visiting a flooded Station Square before-but also NOT doing so. Their efforts helped to prepare the way for the arrival of G.U.N. relief forces, but the Freedom Fighters were soon called away for a new assignment: rescuing the kidnapped Professor Charles the Hedgehog and his Human colleague Professor Pickle from an Egg Train. Once again split into teams, the heroes searched the train for the professors; a frustrated Bunnie was about to start smashing her way into cars when Amy Rose warned her of the volatile nature of some of their contents. Continuing their search together, the pair were alerted that the train was picking up speed at a dangerous rate. Bunnie soon became occupied dealing with Badnik forces aboard the train, but was later instructed to break off when the professors were rescued. The Freedom Fighters were then given a new task: restoring their planet's wholeness by finding the legendary Gaia Temples and collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds. (StH: #256, #257, #258, #259)
The Freedom Fighters soon learned that the planet's fragmented state was causing other problems, such as the nightly appearance of strange creatures that threatened all who they came across. Determined to complete their mission before things became worse, the Freedom Fighters were split into teams, with Bunnie remaining aboard the Sky Patrol with Big the Cat and Cream the Rabbit while their friends left on other missions. She would later greet Antoine upon his return with a Chaos Emerald, and jokingly questioned whether he was planning on upgrading her wedding ring with the jewel. The pair would later go on a relief mission to Harbor Heights, where they saved a pair of newlyweds and others from tragedy. Seeing Antoine in danger-from which he admittedly emerged unscathed-prompted Bunnie to approach her husband with her fears about losing him. However, as always, he comforted her and assured her that they would always be together. Along with their teammates they were later treated to a tour of the Sky Patrol, which was briefly interrupted by the attacking War Walrus. They also took part in a training simulation orchestrated by Nicole, which prompted Bunnie to think back on her life. (StH: #260, #262, #264, #265; SSD: #9)
While Sonic was on leave from the team to deal with his Werehog transformation, the Freedom Fighters set out to recover another Chaos Emerald. Bunnie thus joined Sally and Antoine on Team Freedom, only for them to be ambushed by the E-100 Series robots Iota, Kappa, and Lambda. Outgunned and overmatched, the trio lost the Emerald and were in danger of being taken out when Team Fighters-Rotor, Tails, and Amy-came to their aid. Unfortunately, such a rescue had been anticipated, and a trap was sprung that ensnared both groups. Luckily, a small and unexpected reserve team led by Cream came to their aid, rescuing both groups and helping them back to the Sky Patrol. Battered and demoralized, they were bolstered by the return of Sonic, and soon faced their next objective: the Chaos Emerald Championship. Sonic shared what he knew of organizer Breezie the Hedgehog, one of a handful of unpleasant accounts of earlier adventures that he mocked; Antoine mused that he thought he would enjoy learning about more of them, prompting Bunnie to gently reprimand him despite her own amusement. Sally was forced to inform the others that only Sonic, Tails, and Amy had been accepted into the tournament despite her efforts to get them all on the roster. Undeterred, Bunnie joined her teammates in watching the competition, keeping an eye on the concerned Cream and garnering obvious amusement when the younger Rabbit expressed outrage at Honey the Cat's tactics during her bout with Tails. (StH: #266, #267, #268)
Bunnie has always been kind and friendly in addition to her beauty, and grew up with the expectation that she would marry a gentleman and settle down to a calm life as a hair stylist. That all changed during Dr. Eggman's takeover, when grievous injuries to Bunnie's body forced Uncle Chuck to partially Roboticize her. This change proved quite the struggle in Bunnie's life, but her fellow Freedom Fighters helped her to find a sense of normalcy by embracing her regardless of her cyborg nature. Bunnie thus developed into a fiery but good-natured individual with a firm desire to help save her world from evil and prevent the suffering of others. She is incredibly courageous and self-sacrificing, but not to the point of recklessness; her greatest fear is that something might befall her husband or their friends.
Though she initially struggled with her cyborg nature, Bunnie eventually embraced her new form and its abilities, which-among various upgrades-included the powers of flight and conversion of her left forearm into a laser weapon. She also gained a built-in computer in her arm that could form a wireless connection with NICOLE. Bunnie also gained the ability to fire lasers directly from the palm of her hand, without having to transform her arm into a cannon. However, the power of her arm-laser seems to be limited to an extent, as seen by how she could create only a small hole in one of the Egg Train's roof hatches, instead of outright destroying it. Her mechanical limbs also grant her strength beyond that of a normal Mobian.
Bunnie and Antoine met while growing up in Knothole following Dr. Eggman's takeover of Mobotropolis, and in the midst of their respective trials each found inspiration in the other. Over time their friendship blossomed into romance, and the pair eventually married. Bunnie loves her husband and is deeply concerned for his safety, and also relies on him in times of difficulty. Their relationship is not without the occasional joke, as Bunnie occasionally teases her husband or gently discourages some of his antics.
Bunnie is a golden rabbit with pale yellow fur, a white muzzle, and vibrant emerald-green eyes. Her eyelids (as well as around the eyes themselves) are generally violet or pink and her right ear is often flopped, though this is not a constant feature. Her hair, starting off as a tuft of bangs on the back of her neck and forehead, grew from childhood into shoulder-length, and then down to her waist which she began tying back in a single ponytail. Bunnie most pronounced feature are her cyborg limbs as a result of her roboticization, with her left arm and lower torso from the waist being cybernetic. Originally being more clunky and heavy in appearance, her robotic parts were replaced with sleeker, more modern versions. As a child, Bunnie wore purple overalls, a white shirt, gloves, and bows at the tip of her ears. After her Roboticization, Bunnie began wearing a pink singlet instead and eventually discarded her bows after becoming a teenager.
While undercover as a member of the Metropolis Egg Army, Bunnie wore the standard outfit of a member. Reminiscent of Dr. Eggman's clothing, it consisted of a red coat with a white stripe down the middle of the front with a white button on each side. The single sleeve over her only organic arm had a white soulder pad, white elbow pad, and a white stripe traveling down the outer side of the sleeve. Around her wrist was a yellow (or golden) cuff, and she wore a white glove. Her pants were black and were form fitting around her legs and seemed to either connect to her boots, again similar to Dr. Eggman, or the white details around the knees could have been indication of the start of high boots. There was also a white stripe on the top of each foot area. She also wore a red and yellow (or golden) helmet with a pink visor that she could see through. Additionally, there were holes on the top of the helmet for her ears to pop out.
- Bunnie's current design is a slight reworking of her planned redesign for the pre-SGW continuity, with the design of her robotic body parts (originally obtained through Legionization) being simplified.
- A Q&A from Ian Flynn indicates that Bunnie likes making "good comfort food," and that she and Antoine have made it a rule not to get in the way of each other in the kitchen. 
- According to Aleah Baker on the Bumbleking Forums, the post-SGW Bunnie is 18 years old; but adds this could change. 
- Cream the Rabbit was mentioned as Bunnie's cousin in FCDS: #6, but writer Ian Flynn confirmed on the BumbleKing Comics Forum that this was exclusive to the reset world of the Genesis arc only.
- Because Bunnie was found in the Royal Hills Zone and raised by Rosie Woodchuck, it's unknown how Bunnie got her southern accent and speech mannerisms.