I don't understand this "cannon fodder" term that the three of you use. I have never once seen an instance of a main character used as cannon fodder.
You've never seen an issue where the characters really serve no purpose but to use their physical abilities on the field? Flyboiiiiiii a quality supporting cast is what all heroes strive for.
Also, there is nothing wrong with a central cast who don't all actively affect Sonic.
Yes there is. They have nothing to do with Sonic go put them in Sonic universe so Sonic can have some REAL supporting characters who are actually have a place in his life. You know like a normal person who has REAL friends and REAL family. I could see if this guy was like Shadow, brooding and detatched and both regards, but he's not. If you want that kind of character pick up Sonic Universe and read Shadow because your hedgehog is in the wrong comic book.
I prefer it that way, myself. It makes Sonic stand out more as the hero,
If Sonic doesn't have a distinct and inruiging enough personality than God help him. As that's all Sonic the PERSON needs to make him stand out as a PERSON. He doesn't have to be written so unrealistically that he's void of a genuine sense of family and friendship.
while the drama kinda goes on behind him. I'd like to see Sonic and Tails interact a little more, but I have no problem with the dynamics of Bunnie, Twan, etc.
Their problem is that they're totally irrelevant to Sonic, while characters who have more relevance are put on the back burner for characters who just fight on panels.
First of all, the tone of this argument, especially those arguing for Mina, has become increasingly rude and snide. Methinks people are taking things a bit too personally...?
my snippiness is from feeling I'm getting a lot of pretentious, hypocritical arguements that try to make it sound of all things noble for practically bastardizing characters. l'm also frustrated with my comparing a character Ian and people taking his stance often do like on the field to show this hypocrisy, being twisted into a "you hate Sally" arguement. Like Viu said, this isn't about Sally its about the fact he's lying and the fact that many of those defending his view (even if they're not defending Ian the person). I suppose I could respond better though.
Edited by Miko, 20 August 2009 - 11:57 PM.