no better picture vind. Technically not a Sonic character, Honey the Cat's first and only appearance in the Sonic franchise was in the arcade Sonic the Fighters fighting game, which was developed by Sega's AM2 team and based off their already-popular fighting series, Fighting Vipers. It is a character of the same name from this game whom Honey is based on(pictured above on the right, though she is called "Candy" in America), and they share both the same outfit and same playful, spunky attitude. While Honey the Cat was cut from the final build of the game for unknown reasons, hackers have been able to pull her from the depths of the game code to reveal that she was an almost 100% complete playable character, missing only a face-off animation before the start of the match, and some freaky eye callibration issues. Because of this, she has entered the realm of Sonic fandom as a mysterious "lost character", despite that she's just another form of an already established character in a separate series. She has recieved much hardcore Sonic fan appeal and fanart, and is a generally likable character, even if looks are the only real basis.