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- This article is about the character. For the general species of female OCs, see Rosechu (species).
|Date of birth|| 22 December 1988 (in universe)
22 December 2000 (IRL)
|Length||4'8" (142 cm)|
|Weight||90 lbs (41 kg)|
|Parents||Luxray (father), Raichu (mother)|
|Species||Rosechu (Electric Hedgehog Pokémon)|
|Evolves from||Rosey or Raichu|
|Evolves into||Vamprosa or The Incredible Lioness|
Rosechu (pronounced "rose'chu" ([ˈroːztʃu]) in canon; ro'-za-chu ([ˈrozətʃu]) in the Audiobooks) is the second Electric Hedgehog Pokémon created by Christian, and the girlfriend-turned-wife of Sonichu.
As the primary female character in the Sonichu universe, she represents Chris's ideal woman. Rosechu's interests include kissing Sonichu, shopping, gossiping, sucking Sonichu's pickle, posting nude photos of herself to the Internet to uphold her reputation, and stripping for Women's rights. Chris will occasionally have Rosechu refer to him as "father" (or more likely "papa"), just like Sonichu, implying the two are caught up in an incestuous affair.
Rosechu is extremely defensive about rumors that she has a penis.
—Rosechu's background, Sonichu's News Dash #2
Christian's primary interests are Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokémon, and scoring pussy. Having first created Sonichu, he would inevitably have to turn to fashioning a girlfriend for his creation, based predominantly on Amy Rose, with minor elements from Raichu added. Whereas the Sonic/Amy relationship is deliberately one-sided to create some drama and comedy, Christian prides himself on the fact that Sonichu and Rosechu have absolutely no sexual tension or any complications in their romance at all.
Intentionally or not, the entire Sonichu/Rosechu relationship serves as Christian's model for how he presumes he will interact with his eventual sweetheart. Sonichu's attraction to Rosechu is based entirely on a single wayward glance. He makes no effort to win her affection, and indeed he does not need to as Rosechu falls for him simply because he exists. They are rarely out of one another's sight, and all of their time together is spent kissing, snuggling or screwing. Christian does not depict Rosechu as an unequal partner in the relationship, but since she has almost no purpose or existence outside of her association with Sonichu, the character essentially becomes an object for Sonichu to periodically come inside.
As trolls discovered Chris's weak spot for fan art of Rosechu with a penis, Christian responded with increasing attempts to prove Rosechu's femininity, drawing her less like the cartoonish Amy Rose and with greater attention to her breasts, hips, legs, underwear and cameltoe. This drive to assert Rosechu's sexuality, along with Chris's inevitable sexual attraction to his own character, probably contributed to Rosechu's increasing prominence in the comics. Sonichu #8 is almost entirely about her, to the point of Rosechu demonstrating powers far superior to her boyfriend.
Chris developed a biography page for Rosechu and revealed that he had created her on 22 December 2000, over nine months after creating Sonichu. Nowhere on there is there any mention of him using Amy Rose as a base. It should also be noted that this was done pretty much under force, as Rosechu (one of the comic's main characters) did not have a page until February 2010, while Simonla, a rather minor character, had one back in December 2009.
In the CWCipedia article for Rosechu, Chris gives a rambling, pointless backstory for Rosechu. According to Chris, Rosechu was raised by her parents: a female Raichu and a male Luxray. The Luxray hunts and does other manly things, while the Raichu stays home and cooks dinner. Chris gives the small group a family dynamic similar to that of humans, though such a setup is rare and, perhaps even ridiculous in the Pokémon franchise. While still a Pichu, she was captured by a trainer (Chris even says which Pokémon the trainer uses and what attack it performs in order to capture her, as if anyone gave a shit), traumatizing her greatly with the separation from her family (though unlike Wild Sonichu, she doesn't even express any kind of minimal regret at the loss of her only loved ones later in life).
The Pichu was taken in by Professor Oak, a character from the first-generation Pokémon games, and given to Kellie Felix as a consolation for not having arrived in time to receive one of the traditional starters. This plot point is stolen directly from the Pokémon anime, which started the same way.
More bullshit happens that no one cares about, mostly dealing with Kel gathering a full team of Pokémon. Oddly, every one of her Pokémon has a name ("David," "Ashley", etc.) but the Pichu is not given one. The Pichu that would become Rosechu evolves into a Pikachu at one point, and at level 50 Kel uses a Thunder Stone to force it to evolve into a Raichu.
Since Chris knows virtually nothing about actual women, he has no frame of reference for Rosechu's characterization, beyond qualities that make her a perfect mate in his eyes. Beyond her relationship with Sonichu and her defiance of 4-cent garbage.com, Chris can only have Rosechu do stereotypical female activities. She enjoys "shopping" for no other reason than Chris having deemed this as a compulsory feminine quality, as well as having long "girly chats" that can last for hours — as seen with her interaction with Amy Rose. Despite all of the shopping she does, she always wears the same outfit in public (when she isn't making porn for women's rights).
Her only other hobbies seem to include lounging in fields of flowers, and getting kidnapped and constantly needing her man Sonichu to save her.
Also worth noting is that, unlike Sonichu, Rosechu didn't fall in love at first glance. According to the CWCipedia, Rosechu only fell in love with Sonichu right after he asked her to get him something to eat. Subtle.
Despite being slower than her counterpart, and rarely showing any usefulness or fighting prowess (merely twice at last count), Chris claims that Rosechu is equal to her heartsweet in every way; she's just always caught off-guard, is all.
It is notable that her nickname is the exact same as the baby form of her species, in what is totally not an infantilization of her character. To Chris's credit, she probably had the nickname before Chris came up with the Sonee/Rosey idea. Also, this could simply be an emulation of the common term of endearment "baby" normal people use.
On 12 January 2010, Chris received a letter from a fan complimenting his portrayal of Rosechu as a transwoman. The Raichu which would become Rosechu had a defined pointed tip on its tail, which, as of the fourth generation of the Pokémon video game series, is characteristic of the male of the species (whereas the females have a flattened tail tip). Rather than explaining that he had created the character before this sexual characteristic existed in the game art, Chris's reaction was to freak out in CAPS LOCK and scream into his camera. This intense reaction, of course, meant that the trolls had found yet another one of Chris's hot-buttons.
Chris received two more letters about Rosechu's transgendered nature before taking further action. He threw together a poorly photoshopped collage, declaring that it proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that Rosechu was female. Unfortunately for Chris, the page in the archives remained unedited. This was pointed out in Mailbag 45, one mailer pointed out the real page unedited. Chris responded to the serious accusation of lying to his fans the only way he knew: by deleting the letter.
Whether the Raichu in question had a pointed tail (male), or a dented tail (female), it's all pointless seeing that Rosechu's tail is that of a male's. Chris finally used the obvious defense that the gender differences didn't exist when he drew the page in Mailbag 51, when a patient fan explained he should have done that all along.
When Chris created the Rosechu biography page, he mentioned that Rosechu had a blunt tail as a Raichu (despite the earlier pictures) and that it became pointed because of her transformation.
Rosechu married Sonichu in a top secret ceremony at Samuel Memorial United Christian Church on March 17, 2006. Despite living and sleeping together openly, the two lovebirds saw fit to keep their union out of the spotlight by wearing their rings under their gloves. Rosechu quickly set to work fulfilling her sole creator-given biological function (aside from designated sperm-dumpster) as a Sonee and Rosey factory. As of 2009, the couple have three hidden children, abandoned to their put-upon yet attractive Hispanic lesbian nanny, presumably so the grown-ups can continue their important day-jobs of appearing to not be married with children in Chris's comics.
Rosechu "volunteered on her own sound decision to have her tubes tied," which Chris believe is a reversible procedure (it is generally permanent; reversal attempts have varying levels of success). Rosechu does this despite the fact that it would presumably be easier for Sonichu to get a vasectomy and much easier for Sonichu just to wear a damn condom, as both characters have espoused in fake PSAs within the comic. The fact that being sterilized is Rosechu's responsibility rather than her husband's illustrates Chris's self-centered views on masculinity, responsibility, and the woman's role in a marriage.
Rosechu quickly forgets this lesson, attacking workers in a building only minutes later for daring to imply that she might not be a female. Not very forgiving yourself, are we, Rosechu?
She also commits attempted murder shortly afterward, savagely assaulting Jason Kendrick Howell not only for the crime of creating a satire website about her creator - but for throwing a pickle at her. At this point, Joseph's story of Forgiveness goes straight out the window. Proving her hypocrisy yet again, Rosechu transforms into The Incredible Lioness, face-rapes Jason and tears his scalp open before electrocuting his head, leaving him convulsing in a pool of blood.
Despite the sexism evident, Rosechu is a long-term campaigner for Women's rights.
Rosechu, the perfect role model for Chris-chan's young female audience.
Originally believed to be DJ Jamsta, it turns out this is Rosechu.
- Mailbag 21#Home economics
- Rosechu's CWCipedia Page
- "Sonichu's Ode to Rosechu"
- Common Questions#30_January_2010
- CWCipedia article on Sonichu
- CWCipedia article on Sonichu
- Sonichu 8
- Sonichu #8
- The Incredible Lioness
- Rosechu (species)
- Sonichu and Rosechu's Children
- Zapbud, a flower Rosechu lieks.
- Pickle, a vegetable Rosechu is implied to have.