Building off on your answer to msfeleciarondo question, how do you see Sonic moral code exactly? Cause it has varied a lot between different interpretations of the character along with his moral code even being a bit inconsistent within the modern games.
DISCLAIMER: These are not any sort of "Official Rules of Sonic", it's just some guidelines I've made for myself based on observation of the source material, and what makes me happy.
My favorite touchstones for Sonic's morals are Sonic and the Black Knight, and his theme song It Doesn't Matter.
Sonic isn't interested in discovering an empirical version of morality, or with the laws and mores of society. His one and only guide is his own instinct, and his rules are simple:
You can do whatever you like, as long as it's not hurting others or the natural world.
Don't mourn or fight natural change.
Treat others with empathy (this is the one he most often falls short of, his own ego getting in the way... but hey he's trying!).
Offer second chances. If someone has even the slightest chance of becoming kinder or happier, give them the opportunity.
And of course, anybody who opposes or disregards these rules gets a shiny red boot to the face.
That's how I'd boil it down right now, and these are the rules I follow when I'm writing him for work. One more important thing is that Sonic is reactive, not proactive. He'll answer a call for help of course, but otherwise, he waits for trouble to come to him or comes upon it by coincidence.
(GOTF Sonic has some of these principles flipped; he mourns change, is very proactive, and can be quite merciless. It started as an oversight on my part, but as I got older and learned more about the character it became a very useful tool for exploring Sonic's limits).
So if you interpret "Don't mourn or fight natural change" as one of Sonic morals, how would you say that ties into him fighting fate? Like would Sonic doesn't see Fate/Destiny as something natural?
When I say "natural change" I'm referring to the way that things grow, age, and die with the passage of time, making way for new life.
Sonic probably values free will too much to believe people's actions are predetermined, and he's erased a god from existence at least once to change the timeline and restore the cycle of life and death. I don't think he takes much stock in the notion of divinely ordained fate. Scientific fate based on probability is an extremely tricky nut to crack in real life and we don't have very good evidence either way in Sonic's universe. Here's a PBS video about that stuff that's smarter than I am.
I dunno, Fate is really hard to prove or disprove. Bottom line is I don't think Sonic cares, he's just doing his thing.
Lancelot just wants to clean his armour, but Sonic interrupts him.
T | Sonic & Lancelot | Oneshot
Sonic accidentally called Lancelot by the wrong name. Lancelot feels like he's just a ghost of someone else.
The Little Things
T | Sonic/Lancelot | Oneshot
The first sign of falling in love is when you start to notice the little things.
Talks by the Fire
T | Sonic/Lancelot | Complete
Lancelot and Sonic talk about their childhoods.
Pirate AU Series
The Thrum of Hearts of Gold
G | Shadow & Sonic | Oneshot
Captain Shadow has a headache
The Sounds of Home | Gift Fic for @solar-socks
T | Shadow/Sonic | Oneshot
The sirens were singing again. A regular nuisance for Captain Shadow, but this was the first time a certain crewmate had heard them.
Charcoal | Gift Fic for @solar-socks
T | Shadow/Sonic | Oneshot
Sonic always thought that his Captain was poised, prim and overly disciplined. That is, until he saw that there was something on Captain Shadow's face.
High Seas Series
M | Shadow & Sonic | Oneshot
Sonic couldn't remember the last time he genuinely smiled.
Sacrifice to Time
My first Sonic fic when I was starting out writing fanfiction. It's not my best work, but I hold it dear. I've now recycled this abandoned fic and developed the story further into my fancomic; Wayward.