"Looks like we've got quite the sticky mess on our hands!"
"Let's blow our tops together after a short countdown!"
"I'm wide open to that idea, but where should we count down from?"
"Ten! No, five! Or, let's make it a quickie!"
"I can get behind that!"
—Donut in A Fistful of Colours

Cronut is a member of the Blues and Reds, a group of Simulation Troopers that are very similar to the Reds and Blues of Blood Gulch.

Role in Plot[edit | edit source]

During a typical day at Desert Gulch, Cronut and Gene attempt to negotiate with the Blues to get Lorenzo back, after they steal the Blue Team's base. Temple and Biff eventually come to an agreement that satisfies both teams. The following day, the Blues and Reds receive two Freelancers to assist them in a game of Capture the Flag: Agents Carolina and Texas. The two Freelancers, however, place their focus on fighting each other and inadvertently kill Biff in the process, shocking the Blues and Reds. A few years later, the Blues and Reds discover the truth behind Project Freelancer and perform terrorist attacks ten months following the Chorus-Charon War, in vengeance for the UNSC's actions towards them.

The Blues and Reds then meet the Reds and Blues, where Cronut gets acquainted with his counterpart Donut and discusses various innuendos with him. However, as time passes, the Reds and Blues learn of the Blues and Reds' true motives and demand for their missing Freelancer friends. Because of this, the Desert Gulch crew imprison the Reds and Blues and head for Earth to initiate their final campaign against the UNSC.

However, the Reds and Blues escape imprisonment and attempt to infiltrate the Blues and Reds' base on Earth. Cronut and Lorenzo are sent out to deal with them and attack in a tank. Tucker, in retaliation, jumps on the tank, decapitates Lorenzo, and causes the tank to explode with Cronut still inside. Cronut is later seen in a UNSC prison cell with Temple and Buckey, having survived the explosion.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Like his counterpart Donut, he doesn't call his armor pink but refers to it as reddish-white instead of lightish-red.
  • Just like Donut, he constantly makes innuendos.
  • His name is based on a Cronut, which is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pastry chef Dominique Ansel, similar to Donut's name being based on a doughnut.
  • Miles Luna providing the voice for Cronut could be a reference to how he voiced the real Donut in S.O.S., with most fans not knowing the difference.
  • He is also the only Desert Gulch Red who isn't dead or MIA.

Red Team
Blood Gulch: Sarge (ε) · Dick Simmons (ε) · Dexter Grif (ε) · Franklin Delano Donut (ε) · Lopez the Heavy (ε)
Desert Gulch: Surge · Gene · Cronut · Lorenzo · Biff · Shelly
FH57: Turf · Morgan · Drag · Sue · Santos · Peake · Cherry
Colorblind: Hutch · Regina · Cobb · Marlowe
Sarge's Elite Team: George · John · Alex
Other: Lopez 2.0 · Red Zealot · Max Gain · Phil · Walter Henderson · Red Mutineer
Burke · Dellario · Tubbs · Hammer · Johnson MacGruff · Hank Daggerknife · Clint Buckshot
Vehicles: M12 LRV · Motorcycle
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