- For other versions of the character: Cream (disambiguation)
|“||I'm so terribly sorry! That was so rude of me!||”|
–Cream being polite, SU: #21
Cream the Rabbit is a young Mobian rabbit who lived an idyllic life with her mother Vanilla and her pet Chao Cheese until the evil of Dr. Eggman entered their world. Since then she has found herself a friend to some of Mobius' most noble heroes, including Amy Rose and Sonic the Hedgehog.
During one of his various schemes, Dr. Eggman abducted Cream and her family, only for Sonic to free her and Cheese. She then joined him and his various allies in the quest to rescue her mother as well, with the family later taking up residence on Westside Island. When Cheese's brother Chocola was abducted by Metal Sonic, Cream joined Team Rose alongside Amy and Big the Cat in order to rescue him. She also befriended Emerl, an ancient robot who was later destroyed, and was overjoyed when her friend Tails reprogrammed Gemerl to be like him, with the robot joining the Rabbit family in their home. Cream went on to befriend Blaze the Cat, joined a new incarnation of Team Rose with Amy and Vector the Crocodile in order to compete in an Extreme Gear competition, made a new Chao friend while caught up in Eggman's schemes regarding the Wisps, and was one of the many friends and allies of Sonic scattered across his history by the Time Eater. (VG: SAd2, SH, SB, SRu, Riders SFR, SAd3, StH: #257)
Team Rose Reunited
Some time later, Cream found herself, Cheese, and Amy in the Sol Zone, where they were reunited with Blaze and also met her fellow natives, Marine the Raccoon and the Coconut Crew. Their memories of Mobius strangely obscured, Cream and Amy gladly offered to help Blaze in her latest quest: obtaining the last of the Sol Emeralds from a crew of Sol Zone Pirates. As a result, their vessel-the Ocean Tornado-became embroiled in a heated battle with the pirates' ship, during which Cream spent most of her time taking cover. The pirates quickly gained the upper hand, with the Ocean Tornado suffering severe damage, and the Coconut Crew evacuated on Marine's orders. The impetuous Raccoon prepared to lead the members of Team Rose on a daring invasion of the pirates' vessel to aid Blaze, who had boarded the ship during the fight. However, just as Cream was taking cover inside an explosives crate, the pirates deployed a large laser cannon which they turned on the ship. The Ocean Tornado was annihilated, with all hands aboard seemingly lost. (SU: #55)
Fortunately, Cream's hiding place had proven ample protection for herself, Cheese, Amy, and Marine, though it proved to be less-than seaworthy. Having lost her ship, Marine went into a depressed rant, upsetting Cream. An irate Amy got the situation back on track, though there was another brief scare as what appeared to be sharks approached the castaways. The sea creatures turned out to be dolphins, whom Cheese was able to communicate with and in turn convey their news-which concerned Blaze being captured and taken to Pirate Island-to the others. Aided by the mammals, the girls made their way to the island, only to meet the native Sprockets. At first believing the small creatures to be enemies, they soon learned that they were all on the same side. The Chief Sprocket then led the girls to the top of a large structure that served as throne room to the pirate leader, Captain Metal. As they did, they overheard Metal's ranting to a captive Blaze and caught sight of his devastating new weapon, the Egg O' War. Cream and Amy moved quickly in an effort to rescue Blaze, only to have an angry Marine alert the pirates to their presence. Cream managed to swoop in and save her new friend, but Metal then unleashed his pet, the monstrous Kraken. (SU: #56)
Front Row to Disaster
After their trip to the Sol Zone, Cream, Cheese and Amy would find themselves back in Mobotropolis just in time for Princess Sally to crash land in front of them, being chased by Metal Sonic. She attempted to recruit Bean and Bark to help out, but because she didn't have any money, Bean refused and Bark took the Dynamite Duck and left. Cream played a small role in aiding Amy and Sally against Metal Sonic until Sonic and Tails arrived to save the day. Soon after, she was invited along onto the new Sky Patrol base, where she was reunited with Big. Sadly, this meant that Cream got a first hand look at the disaster to come as, thanks to the Super Genesis Wave, Mobius was torn apart before her eyes, forcing the poor bunny to turn away. While the Freedom Fighters aided in rescuing those caught in Station Square after the World Shattering, Cream provided valuable assistance to Sally, helping coordinate the Freedom Fighters even in the midst of a brief breakdown on Sally's part. After Station Square's situation was stabilized, Cream finally contacted her mother, who reassured her over everything, letting her know that Chocola was safe with Gemerl. She remained aboard the Sky Patrol afterwards, later greeting Sally, Antoine, and Tails upon their return from a mission and admiring the Chaos Emerald displayed by a proud Tails. She and her old friends from Team Rose later took part in a training exercise alongside the other Freedom Fighters in a simulation engineered by Nicole. (StH: #256, #257, #262; SSD: #11)
On a later mission to recover a Chaos Emerald, Cream was one of a handful of the Sky Patrol's present crew-also including Big, Cheese, Nicole, Omochao, and T-Pup-who were not organized into either Team Freedom or Team Fighters for a Chaos Emerald recovery attempt due to their inexperience. However, when both teams were caught in a deadly trap set by Dr. Eggman, Cream led everyone but Nicole to their rescue. She then joined her teammates who weren't competing in the Chaos Emerald Championship in anxiously watching Tails' match against Honey the Cat, and cried out that Honey was cheating when she used a cheap trick to defeat Tails. Later, she greeted the team after a late night attack by Dark Gaia's Minions, and ran into some trouble trying to operate Rotor Walrus' overly complicated coffee machine. Nicole suddenly departed for the Digital World in the midst of this, and Cream then questioned Rotor, who explained what they knew about the strange world to her. (StH: #266, #267, #269, SU: #71)
While most of the Freedom Fighters, Knuckles the Echidna, and Chip were on missions in Apotos, Cream remained aboard the Sky Patrol with Rotor. Displeased with the fact that she was never sent out on missions, Cream questioned when she would be, and was informed by Rotor that she would be able to go when it didn't involve dealing with monsters like the minions. She and her teammates subsequently traveled to the Crystal Desert Zone to meet a G.U.N. unit and obtain a Chaos Emerald, only to find the unit the victim of an attack by Metal Sonic. Fortunately, Sonic was able to recover the Emerald, and the Freedom Fighters were able to help the G.U.N. troops recover. (StH: #272; SU: #75)
Homes & Gardens
Cream and her mother lived in a mansion on their plantation in the Southern Baronies, which was also home to a Chao Garden where she became good friends with the Chao, and named one Cheese. Cheese became Cream's constant companion, and Cream gifted him with a red bowtie that set him apart from the other Chao. The Rabbit family took it upon themselves to watch over the gentle creatures and help them grow up in peace and safety. Eventually, however, Snively Robotnik tracked an energy source from the Chao Garden at their home and came to claim it for the Eggman Empire. As Cream fruitlessly tried to herd the Chao into the house's cellar, Amy Rose arrived and started knocking Snively's mech around. Wanting to help save the Chao, Cream then flew her over top the mech's cockpit despite Vanilla's concerns for her safety, whereupon Amy smashed it with her Piko Piko Hammer and caused it to crash onto Cream's house. Cream became upset afterwards because the Chao had no place to live while she and Vanilla had to move to New Mobotropolis, and wanted to stay until Amy realized some of the Chao had lived in Knothole before its destruction. To the delight of Cream, Amy had NICOLE set up the Lake of Rings in New Mobotropolis as a new Chao Garden, and Cream was happy to relocate to the city with her old friends and her newest one. (StH: #217, CSE)
While Cream and her mother were being given a tour of the Freedom HQ by Amy, NICOLE reported a strange energy reading and Vanilla allowed Cream to go with Amy to investigate. Cream was delighted to be on an adventure, but found it unfortunate that Freedom HQ was located in an "ugly" area as Amy explained what happened during the Destruction of Knothole. They were soon attacked by Blaze the Cat, and Amy fought with her until Cream showed they had been after a broken glass bottle. Cream then chased after the moritfied Blaze, seeing she was troubled, and got her to explain she was seeking a Sol Emerald. Cream and Amy then offered to help and Blaze followed them as NICOLE tracked the signal into the Great Forest, where they were joined by Rouge the Bat, who overheard them talking. Coming to a deep ravine, Cream flew Amy to the bottom and prepared to deal with dead tree branch that broke off towards them in mid-flight until Blaze and Rouge destroyed it first. The group finally found the Sol Emerald inside a root cavern, at which point Rouge attempted to steal the emerald, shocking Cream at her utter dishonesty as she attempted to confront Rouge with the others, only for her to nearly be knocked aside by the bat. (SU: #21)
Cream found herself facing more trouble when Rouge called in Shadow the Hedgehog and E-123 Omega for backup and everyone soon scrambled for the Sol Emerald. Cream recovered it at one point, eventually getting the emerald into Cheese's grasp, and ordered him to flee. When Team Dark tried to force another Sol Emerald from Blaze, it lead to a fiery explosion that gave Team Rose the opportunity to escape. Cream flew ahead to find Cheese, horrified to see him captured by Team Hooligan and became a prisoner herself until Blaze gave chase to Nack's fleeing bike and rescued her. By then, Team Dark arrived and incapacitated Amy and Blaze, leaving Cream to try rescuing them alone until she was grabbed by Omega and broke down that they no longer had the Emerald. Eventually, the two groups teamed up to track down Nack, Bean, & Bark before they got away, and Cream and Cheese sat in the sidecar of Shadows' bike with Omega, trying to make friends with the killer robot who deemed Cream "too cute to eviscerate" - a word she didn't understand. After a while, the group found not only Team Hooligan but the Babylon Rogues as well. While Cream was all for their combined group working together to take out the thieves, she was saddened when Amy confided with her and Blaze that Rouge would likely betray them again, and entered a four-way scramble for the Sol Emerald. (SU: #21, #22, #23)
As the battle began, Cream hung back and watched in worry of knowing her mother would not want her involved. Seeing how bravely her friends fought and remembering their promise to help Blaze, she resolved it was the right thing to do and dropped onto Nack's head before he could shoot Amy. Cream avoided the more intense fighting, but did what she could to help, apologizing while she jumped onto Storm's shoulders and made him to crash into Wave and Shadow. Eventually, Teams Rose and Dark decided to corral the other two teams together, and Cream gently led a distraught Bean by the hand to go see his friends. Once the thieves were all assembled, Blaze caused Bean's bomb to explode on them, making them give up the chase and leave. Once the Sol Emerald was finally returned to Blaze, Cream bade a tearful farewell to her and Team Dark as they departed. Back at Freedom HQ later, Cream told Vanilla about their day, oblivious that her mother was shaken at how their investigation had turned out. Amy believed Cream handled herself well regardless and had the potential be a great Freedom Fighter one day... before realizing they left NICOLE out in the Great Forest. (SU: #24)
Cream and her mother settled into a fairly peaceful life in New Mobotropolis, though it was soon disrupted when Ixis Naugus attempted to sway the people into accepting him as their new king, followed by Dr. Eggman's attack with the Death Egg Mark 2. Cream was then caught up-along with the rest of Mobius-in the effects of the Genesis Wave. This created an altered reality, one in which Cream was the cousin of Bunnie Rabbot-D'Coolette. However, this relationship ceased when Super Sonic reversed the effects of Operation: Clean Sweep. (StH: #224, #225, #229, FCDS: #6)
When the Death Egg sent Titan Metal Sonic to destroy the city, Cream hid behind Big, trying to reassure her mother that the Freedom Fighters would protect them. Cream soon saw Bunnie fall from battle due to crossfire of an over-zealous attack by Naugus, and rushed to where she lay unconcious, pulling her to safety as debris rained down. While Vanilla and Big the Cat took Bunnie to Dr. Quack, Cream went to recover Bunnie's crystallized hat, and found a strange doll among the rubble. Thinking someone dropped it, Cream took the doll with her as she found Sonic the Hedgehog, Amy, Tails, Antoine D'Coolette and Geoffrey St. John returning to the city, urging them to check on Bunnie and then waited for more details at the hospital.(StH: #231, #232)
After the Knothole Freedom Fighters dissolved, Cream volunteered herself and Cheese for Rotor's Team Freedom to help protect New Mobotropolis from incoming threats, Vanilla giving her permission to join as she believed Cream would still be safe. During the team's debut at the community center, part of the building strangely gave away, and Cream lifted out people trapped on the upper floors while the others stopped its fall, preventing a disaster while winning public support. Later she joined the team in defending New Mobotropolis from a force of Egg Swats accompanied by Team Metal, and found herself frightened but protected by new friend and teammate Big the Cat. Insisting on helping despite her fear, she was sent by Rotor to gather up civilians and lead them to safety. She and her teammates soon celebrated their victory, unaware that they had been assisted from the shadows by the Secret Freedom Fighters. Ever helpful, Cream next provided assistance to the Council of Acorn by locating the missing copy of the constitution that they were meeting to ratify, finding it by Penelope Platypus' desk. (StH: #236, #240; SU: #44)
Cream subsequently attended a concert by Mina Mongoose with her mother and the rest of Team Fighters, and once again misplaced the Tails Doll. As she questioned her mother about it, the robot crawled underneath Mina's stage and let off an energy burst that caused it to collapse. Cream and Cheese quickly flew into action alongside their teammates, saving the Forget Me Knots and some of their equipment. The group was then praised by Mina, who also called for NICOLE's return to the city, and cheered by the citizens. Later, the group also attended the unveiling of the rebuilt Castle Acorn, only for it to start falling apart as had the stage. Cheese then brought Tails Doll to Cream, who got angry because of the doll's tendency to disappear-and then realized that the doll's presence or absence had been a factor in the recent collapses. Having Cheese take the doll home, she approached Rotor with her theory, which led to Team Freedom laying a trap for their suspect. After leaving the doll at home and informing her mother that she would be out all day, she secretly followed it as it left the house and went to the power station, where the rest of Team Freedom and NICOLE were lying in wait. Unfortunately, Tails Doll proceeded to transform into a monstrous creature intent on destroying the city and its protectors. However, Mobius was then hit by the effects of the second Genesis Wave, reshaping all of reality. (StH: #241, #247)
PersonalityCream was taught at a young age the importance of manners. She is a polite, considerate, and brave little girl, yet also very fun-loving and child-like. Unlike her mother, she is very enthusiastic about meeting new people and seeing new places. Even with her mother's lessons in manners, she can still be a bit forward, but is quick to apologize. Because of her emphasis on the importance of politeness and manners, she has a low tolerance for rudeness; even the thought of others being dishonest can cause her dismay, but she becomes especially upset - even angry - when Chao are being mistreated. While she looks to Amy to teach her how to help others and stand for what's right, she also hopes to pass along some of her more ladylike qualities to the Hedgehog.
While young, Cream is also quite astute, able to recognize the correlation between events that would seem to be unrelated.
Using her lop rabbit ears, Cream is able to fly high off the ground, and the amount of strength she uses enables her to carry loads larger than herself (such as Amy and her Piko-Piko Hammer).
- Team Rose
- Freedom Fighters
- Team Dark
- Team Rose
- Freedom Fighters
- Team Freedom
- Secret Freedom Fighters
- Team Dark
Cream is a small lop-eared rabbit with cream fur and brown eyes. She has orange/light brown markings around her eyes, on her head and at the ends of her ears. She wears a simple red/orange dress with a white collar and blue cravat, white gloves with gold cufflinks, and orange and yellow shoes. Her ears are usually swiveled back and flop behind her head. Her tail has sometimes been miscolored white.
- Cream and her friendship with Cheese are a pun on "cream cheese," while her relationship with her mother is a pun of "vanilla cream." Vanilla, Cream and Cheese are all names that involve some sort of dessert.
- Cream's ears, like most lop-eared rabbits, flop behind her head. However, she swivels her ears before flying.
- Before debuting in Sonic the Hedgehog #217, Cream and her family co-starred in the Sonic X spin-off comic, based on the anime of the same name. Her association with Sonic X is a large part of the reason why she didn't appear in the main Sonic the Hedgehog title for so long, as Sega didn't want to mix elements from the two franchises-Emerl is another game character featured more prominently in Sonic X who remains excluded for the same reason.
- Unlike the majority of the modern Sega characters in the comic, Cream did not take part in the Worlds Collide crossover, her only appearance being a cameo in Dr. Eggman's daydream about how he would use the Wily Egg back on Mobius in SU #53.
- SU #5 featured two Rabbit characters on Light Mobius who resembled Cream and her mother Vanilla.
- Cream is one of the only Sega characters in the comic whose parent originates from the video games, in contrast to the other Sega characters whose parents where created for and have appeared exclusively in the comic. She shares this trait with Shadow the Hedgehog (created by Professor Gerald Robotnik using the Black Arms' DNA), Rouge the Bat (she mentioned "her mama" in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood), Tikal the Echidna (she was Pachacamac's daughter) and Jet the Hawk (a picture of his father can be seen on the Sonic Riders video games).
- Cream (and Cheese) is the only character to appear on all covers of the Treasure Team Tango arc.
- According to Ian Flynn's Q&A, Cream enjoys healthy snacks but is also fond of ice cream and baked goods. 
Cream has been featured in several of the Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Universe Off-Panel strips, notably in StH #209 where a magician Tails pulled her out of his hat, prompting her to question whether or not she was now in the comic. Later, after being officially added to the cast of these books, StH #217 found her hanging up on former Sonic X costars Bokkun, Chris Thorndyke, and El Gran Gordo. StH #218 featured her in a lineup of Rabbits featured in the comic series, while SU #21 featured her enjoying a campfire courtesy of Blaze along with her mother, Amy, Cheese, and Rouge. She would next appear in StH #231 having a tea party with Tails Doll, with the robot displaying a demonic transformation while her back was turned as a nod towards fan material regarding Tails Doll.
The demonic Tails Doll joke would be carried on in StH #236's Off-Panel, where Cream shows the doll to a creeped out Tails. StH #240 featured her alongside the other members of Team Freedom, where it was debated whether her ears or Cheese served as her weapons. In SU #55's Off-Panel she was seen crying over Marine's fanfiction of their adventure, while StH #264 found her playing jump rope with Big using Sonic the Werehog's extending arms.