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  1. ...Who set up Professor Gerald's execution video to play (and hijack every broadcast on Earth) when the Eclipse Cannon was activated, anyway?

    1. Diogenes
    2. Sean
    3. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Tom the Cop

    4. Harkofthewaa
    5. Ferno
    6. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      I kinda like to think there were some really sadistic military members who enjoyed tormenting Gerald, and probably just recorded it under the pretense of keeping a record of the execution (or it was a last request from Gerald), but brushed off his last words as the words of a loony, probably laughing about it for years on end.

      Kinda wonder if they suffered a shit their pants moment when they saw it again as old people.

      As for hijacking every broadcast...

      Well, Eggman did do that himself to broadcast him having the Eclipse Cannon. Maybe He just left the hijacked broadcast active and when the video was played, it used the broadcast he left on.

    7. Pelvic WOO! engine

      Pelvic WOO! engine

      It was Gerald's wish. The troops just agreed to it.

    8. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      I always took it as Shadow. He knew of Gerald's plan and probably programmed the cannon a bit, as well as put the video up when he was alone in the ARK before Eggman arrived to hear the plan.

  2. I absolutely love Jim Carrey's Robotnik so far.

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I mean, it's not Robotnik. It's just Jim Carrey Slapstick Villain number 312.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      @Blue Blood

      And AOSTH Robotnik is Will E. Coyote Dick Dastardly clone 697. So what?

    3. Strong Guy

      Strong Guy

      No disrespect to you at all but I'm pretty surprised to hear that from someone like you, a resident Eggman fan.

      To me I found jim carrey as Eggman just kind of offensive. It isn't Eggman at all. Like BlueBlood said, just some generic slapstick villain who feels no different to all other generic slaptick characters carrey has played. That and his design just sucks.

    4. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      I don't really have high opinions of AoSTH either.

      Jim Carrey is probably going to be the best part of this film. But he's really only tenuously like Robotnik.

  3. M&S 2020 renamed Cucky "Clucky." Unforgivable.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      cuck is a weak, effeminate, unmanly, or inadequate man, who is often dominated by their female partner. It is considered derogatory slang.

    2. Big Panda

      Big Panda



      a man whose wife is sexually unfaithful, often regarded as an object of derision

    3. Chili Dawg
    4. Dr. Mechano
    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      How do you think I feel being cucked by a HEAHDGHAWG

    6. Menace2Society


      Man, looking at that image made me realize how ugly those animals look in 3D.

    7. Chili Dawg

      Chili Dawg

      they should make a game starring cucky and e101 beta male

    8. Sean


      Most newer games also misspell Robotnik's name as "Eggman," it's pretty bizarre

    9. Miragnarok


      Wasn't Cucky also a mistranslation?

    10. Celestia


      Jokes aside, that makes more sense. I'm surprised that in 30 years the only one to add an L was Archie.

  4. I know this is a weird thing to say, but Mario and Sonic 2020 is one of the best Sonic stories in a while.

    Yeah, it's a goofy plot about the Olympics, but the character interaction is legitimately really charming.

    1. Thigolf


      Now that we know Alpha Dream worked on the game, this doesn't surprise me one bit.

    2. blueblur98


      i'm sorry, it was worked on by who

    3. Ellipsis-Ultima
    4. Thigolf


      The team behind the Mario & Luigi games, which are known for having really charming character interaction, especially between the two titular brothers.

    5. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      With it's last dying breath, Alphadream grants us our biggest wish: To give us quality Sonic writing.


      Closest we'll ever get to a Mario & Sonic RPG.

    6. blueblur98


      they really did work on this game!

      that's wild.

    7. Sean


      It's a shame they couldn't use that quality in any of the M&L games after the first one.

    8. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Man, I completely don't agree there. 

      Partners in Time, Bowser's Inside Story, Dream Team, and even the new villain-centric side stories in the 3DS remakes all had some great writing and characterization in my opinion.

      BiS in particular was basically a Bowser game where Mario and Luigi got top billing on the title, and is one of my favorite Mario stories. It does a great job of making Bowser both fierce and kind of a lovable goofball.

    9. Sean


      BIS's writing kind of just grated at me after a while. It's weird because I love Bowser in the first three Paper Mario games and I don't like him in BIS (or any of the M&L games, although the fourth game's twist was pretty neat). Never really understood why.

      The games themselves kind of sucking after Superstar Saga doesn't help either

    10. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I will agree that I liked the first three Paper Marios in terms of writing over pretty much any of the M&L games, despite still loving the latter. The original Paper Marios were a league of their own.

    11. Sean


      I'm just being kind of hard on the M&L games, they're not my thing but I can see why people like them. Also it's really early in the morning and I haven't had coffee yet, I don't think PIT or BIS actually suck, they're just a'ight to me

    12. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      For me I think the writing quality of BiS is about the same as the first game, but since I played BiS first I found it was more enjoyable than SS when I eventually got around to it. Just depends on what you end up playing first before the writing style becomes stale, imo.

    13. Miragnarok


      IDW would like to know your location. There was also TSR this year, and this game's apparently better than that was.

  5. I'm halfway through SatAM and at this point I'm almost convinced the writers didn't actually have any ideas for Tails, and only put him in because he was mandated by Sega.

    He's barely in any episodes, and the few he does appear in are extremely brief, minor roles. It's just a weird direction to take Sonic's sidekick, in my opinion.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I think they had plans to flesh Tails out more in season 3 iirc.

    2. TheOcelot


      IIRC the plan was for Tails to become a key character in Season 3.

      But yeah compared to AOSTH, Tails role in SATAM first series is religated to an occasional cameo.

    3. Celestia


      It might have been to temporarily differentiate from AOSTH, especially after the pilot was similar to it right down to the Sonic and Tails interactions.

    4. Little T

      Little T

      It's a shame because SATAM has one my favourite versions of Tails, and I would love to have seen more of him.

    5. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      @Celestia it even used some of the same music

    6. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Yeah. There was a broader plan to develop Tails into a capable Freedom Fighter (this begins to happen in the latter half of Season 2) but they never got to move forward with it in Season 3 due to the show being canned. 

    7. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      There was an episode where he came up with a plan that ended up saving the day, and where he actually got to do some more techie stuff (he was taught by Sally, but the big deal was that he learned very quickly) so I'm curious to know where they would've taken it had Season 3 been greenlit.

    8. E-122-Psi


      Truthfully, after Season One, it feels like they didn't have many ideas for any of the Freedom Fighters aside from Sonic and Sally really. They only really keep Antoine around because he's so useless and can absorb all the bungling comic relief roles.

      The ironically named 'Sonic and Sally' was the nearest Bunnie ever got to a proper limelight plot. For whatever reason, despite her concept, they barely clicked anything for her.

  6. In SA1, the Master Emerald was being kept in an outdoor shrine because Hidden Palace was being fumigated.

    1. Bowbowis


      My headcanon was that Knuckles had to move the Emerald because Hidden Palace was buried under debris from Sky Sanctuary.

    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Fumigated of what? Did Knuckles accidentally eat Nightshade berries and Fart inducing beans or something?

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      The whole palace was full of Buggernauts.

    4. Ivo-goji


      I like to think he moved the ME outside so he could continue being in close proximity to it while having a better vantage point to scan the horizon for the Tornado, in the event Sonic and Tails paid a visit.

    5. JezMM


      My personal headcanon was that Hidden Palace was part of Sky Sanctuary's interior, and what we see in Sonic Adventure/Sonic Advance 3 is all that's left after most of it fell apart.


      EDIT: Having said this such a headcanon only applies to the Sonic 3&K -> Sonic 4 - > Modern timeline because in the S3&K -> Sonic Mania timeline we see Hidden Palace is intact so yeah... god I hate Sonic

    6. Ivo-goji


      That idea wouldn't work in S3&K either though because most of Sky Sanctuary was already destroyed in Sonic's story and we can still see Hidden Palace in one piece during Knuckles' story.

      It also appears to have made a return appearance in Sonic Pocket Adventure, although it might be an unrelated if similar looking area.

    7. JezMM


      Eh you only see a tiny portion of Hidden Palace though, there's nothing to say the Master Emerald's Chamber isn't destroyed at that point.

      (As said though it's just a headcanon and I'm not attached to it, but that part does still make sense for me - or at least did until Mania lol).

    8. Bowbowis


      Hidden Palace showing up after having been destroyed would't be the weirdest thing to happen in Mania (I'm looking at you, Lava Reef/Metallic Madness transition). Besides, with the Phantom Ruby in play who knows how much of what we see Mania actually happens.

  7. I'll accept SegaSonic Bros. as canon. Sonic just has two brothers who aren't really the adventuring types and prefer puzzles. They probably still live on Christmas Island and Sonic visits them around the holidays.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Like anyone even remembers Christmas Island these days.

  8. Man, I feel like - regardless of how you feel about either series - conflating early Archie with SatAM isn't really fair. They had some broad similarities (Robotnik's design, Freedom Fighters, Snively, etc.) but tonally the comics were way goofier and made more of a conscious effort to incorporate elements from the games.

  9. Crossover characters aside, three humans have been playable in the Sonic series - all of them Robotniks: Eggman, Maria, and Eggman Nega.

  10. For over a decade, the "Witchcart rebuttal" has been my go-to for whether or not non-Eggman humans were in the classic games.

    1. Ivo-goji


      My go-to answer is the presence of human statues in Marble Garden and similar locations throughout the series, always in places we know were also inhabited by ancient Echidnas.

  11. So how does the "two worlds" thing square with ancient echidna architecture being all over the Mystic Ruins?

    1. Diogenes


      some echidnas migrated to the human world at some point

    2. Ivo-goji


      It's funny that a featureless second planet was introduced to the series just to give anthropomorphic animals a place to live, when all examples of their history and culture both ancient and modern (Echidnas, Babylonians, Big's house, Tails' house, Amy's house, Rouge's house, Cream's house) are located on Earth.

  12. I'm tired of the boost games.

    I know they're popular. I know they perform well. I know it makes business sense to keep making them.

    But I just miss when 3D Sonic was more of a traditional platformer and not a platformer/racing game hybrid like it is now. I also miss having other playable characters in the 3D games.

    None of this is to say what Sega objectively "should" do. Just that I don't find the boost formula appealing or the fact that nobody other than Sonic gets to be playable in 3D platformers anymore.

    1. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      I feel like the Boost games should've been a spin-off genre.

    2. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      @Indigo Rush

      I consider the boost games to be an ideal concept for an On-Foot type racing spinoff. Too bad multiplayer and non-car driving Sonic is a taboo combination in this day'n'age

    3. StaticMania


      It's a neat concept and then they did 3 in a row.

      Then they did a game that showed a major flaw in the concept from doing just 4 games.

    4. Sean


      Replace boost with SLW spin dash imo

    5. Thigolf


      I'd argue it doesn't make business sense making them because they literally swallow resources because you have to make loads and loads of level to make a level that lasts like a minute.

    6. Ivo-goji


      I'd vastly prefer going back to when acceleration was focused around the Spin Dash and Light Dash.  It's a lot more distinctive to Sonic then just having a button that makes you go faster.

  13. I brought back the EE, what am I even doing.

    1. Ivo-goji


      How much old content still exists?

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      A lot of it, I managed to dig up from webarchive. A lot of it - mostly the old fan-content - already has been transferred over to the new site.

      But this new direction I'm taking the site in will be a lot more focused on organizing and categorizing fan-content, with occasional editorials and articles from me; it's a blog now as opposed to an HTML website, so a lot of the process is more automated. A Discord server in lieu of the old forums, as well. 

      Basically, I'm just hoping for it to be what it was back in the day - a fun place for Eggfans to hang out and share Robotnik content! 

    3. SenEDDtor Missile
    4. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      The Eggman Empire, my ancient fansite.

      I was feeling really nostalgic and decided to bring it back after years of inactivity. The internet's a pretty different place nowadays, and the era of character-specific fansites has kinda gone by the wayside, but eh. I can't totally leave it behind, I guess; hence bringing it back as a weird kind of fansite/blog hybrid.

    5. Ivo-goji


      Yo did any of Jen Irwin comics survive in the Wayback?

    6. Dr. Mechano
    7. Ivo-goji



  14. Eggman is confirmed to have descendants.

    So, does he already have kids who've just never appeared in the series? Or is he going to meet someone and become a father later on? Maybe he just clones himself?

    These are things I want the games to explore, but I'm sure they never will!

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think you necessarily need to have kids of your own to have descendants.

      Eggman Nega could be Eggman’s distant nephew or something.

    2. Diogenes


      i imagine it's clones all the way down, considering nega's just eggman with a white 'stache

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      @Petrifying Panda

      I think descendants are your direct line. It's defined as "a person, plant, or animal that is descended from a particular ancestor."

      Eggman has to be that "particular ancestor" for Nega to be his descendant. Just being his great-great-great~ uncle or something would make him related, but not Nega's ancestor.



      That's true, although the family resemblance between Gerald and Eggman is pretty uncanny too - especially in ShtH's flashbacks, where he was fatter and looked a lot more like Eggman than he did in SA2.

      I could believe it's clones, though. Gerald himself knew a bit about cloning (the Artificial Chaos, for one), so Eggman could feasibly take that knowledge and clone himself to keep the Robotnik line going.

    4. DanJ86


      Pity we don't see Eggman dabbling in the sciences outside of robotics. I could easily picture him creating a serum or other such method to enable immortality.

    5. Blacklightning
  15. Eggman has survived explosions, getting crushed, falling from incredible heights, and even being sucked into a propeller.

    I refuse to believe that one of Shadow's karate chops did him in.

    1. Sean


      It was a really strong karate chop

    2. Thigolf


      Shadow has wizard powers and actually killed Eggman with the magic words "Goodbye Doctor"

    3. Adamabba


      He used the Chaos Emeralds' power to deliver that karate chop

  16. Look.

    As soon as my reputation clears 8,000 points, you all have to stop upvoting me so I can keep the "Ingenious Doctor" rank forever.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      We really need a way to choose the rank we want after it gets unlocked. Maybe if anyone figures out how you could have each avatar with their own rankings. Take Eggman for example:

      Default Ranking for Eggman unlocked at 8000: I Am The Master Planner

      Then you get new ranks at the points:

      9000: Ingenious Doctor

      10000: Greatest Genius of All

      Or something like that. You'd have to work it out obviously.

    2. Polkadi~☆


      i wanted to keep my sonic rank but we dont all get what we want do we



      i want it baaaaaaack ;n;

  17. If we ever get another Adventure game, I really hope Eggman's playable again.

    I love playing as him in the spinoffs, but getting actual Eggman platforming levels is such a rare treat.

  18. If I was Eggman in Sonic Forces: 

    I'd use the Phantom Ruby to make a fake Sonic and have him pretend to have escaped from the Death Egg, so the heroes would call off looking for him.

    Then just have Phantom Sonic secretly gather intelligence from the resistance the whole time.

    1. Ivo-goji


      I would have used the Phantom Ruby to trap Sonic in an illusion where he thinks he's escaped his prison cell and reunited with the Resistance to eventually overthrow my empire, all the while leaving him oblivious to my certain victory over his helpless friends in the real world.  The illusion would last for the remainder of his natural life span, providing him with endless distractions, such as imaginary racing competitions and Olympic games.  Sonic would never suspect a thing was wrong; encased forever in his perfect dream world.

    2. Ivo-goji
    3. Ivo-goji


      Duplicate.  Drat!

    4. Tarnish


      You see, that's why you're never gonna be part of Sonic Team. You actually had an interesting idea.

    5. Tarnish


      God damn site having problem sending messages..

    6. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      I'd use to drop Jupiter on the heroes' heads. 

    7. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      At first I was gonna go, "But then you'd wreck your own empire" but like, you could just Ruby up some new infrastructure to replace whatever collateral damage you caused.

  19. The SA1 iteration of Eggmanland would have been a waterpark instead of a typical amusement park.

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      A waterpark. SO, Sonic's worse nightmare then.

  20. At the risk of sounding overly sentimental, I really appreciate this community and everyone's company.

    I may not know most of you super well, but having been acquainted with you guys for a while - some of you for over ten years - I really am glad I met everyone here.

    1. JosepHenry


      It is always nice to hear something like that since most of the time we think we hate our guts for what sonic you prefer lol 

      Is very refreshing and sweet.

    2. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      That last decade went by pretty fast huh? I'm feeling it myself but its weird seeing some old faces still around. I'm at least glad there are some familiar faces here and there on this board.

      Here's to another decade!

    3. tailsBOOM!


      Aw thanks!  You too!

  21. In continuities that have a planet Mobius, anyone who lives there - human, animal, or otherwise - ought to be called "Mobians."

    In continuities without a Mobius, there are no Mobians.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      There were mobians in post-SGW Archie despite not having a Mobius (the term was used in the graphic novel special features, and mobini was used in-narrative).

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Well, okay. My statement is revised to "there shouldn't be Mobians" without a Mobius, because the terminology no longer makes sense.

    3. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      I assumed the term was just used in non-Mobius stories because it was the in-universe term for anthros in those continuities.

      I get what you mean tho.

    4. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Yeah, but in-universe, where did the term come from?

      The Sonic X comic - as much as I love it - made this error(?) too, with Eggman referring to a disguised Bokkun as a "Mobian molecat" despite Sonic's world from X not being called Mobius.

    5. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Yeah, it's always odd when Mobian is applied to people/races that don't actually live on a place called Mobius.

      I mean if they really want to use the term, they should at least put a location called Mobius and have those people designated Mobians, but tossing it in there when a Mobius or Mobi-whatever isn't present is eh.

      Though that does make me wonder what they should be called if Mobian isn't a term...

      Humans for humans is obvious, but what about the Sonic races?

    6. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      I think just do what they've been doing; no specific term for the animals as a whole, just individual species designation.

      Sonic is a hedgehog, Tails is a fox, etc. A name that groups all the anthropomorphic animals together isn't super necessary in my mind.

    7. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      The Sonic X comic reference was an in-joke that had no deeper meaning. You could just say Eggman made the word up in that context.

    8. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      @Dr. Mechano I'll be honest, I was tempted to take a page from RWBY and call them Faunus as a whole. Kinda works better with the regular Earth of the Adventure Era given how much they derived from actual mythology, and the non-canon Chronicles used Greek elements.

    9. Sean


      people immediately know what you're referring to when you say mobians whether or not the term actually makes sense

      I don't use it myself but it doesn't bother me when others do

    10. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Officially the term for the anthro characters as a whole appears to be just animals. 

  22. I like how much of a huge deal Sonic makes out of having to team up with Eggman in Lost World, as if he and Eggman haven't worked together like a half-dozen other times.

    1. Big Panda

      Big Panda

      My guess is because Pontaff have never played any modern Sonic games.

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      For fun, those times are:

      - Sonic Adventure 2
      - Sonic Heroes (Eggman gives advice on how to beat Metal Sonic; It counts!)
      - Sonic Advance 3
      - Shadow the Hedgehog
      - Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 (though since that game undid itself, it makes sense Sonic wouldn't remember it)
      - Sonic Chronicles

      Not counting the Rivals games because, while he did assist the good guys, he never worked alongside Sonic directly.

    3. Heckboy


      I assume it's because they never had to actually work together for an extended period of time. In other cases it's always been a last resort at the eleventh hour.

    4. Wraith


      I don't think they would ever stop giving eachother shit about it no matter how many times they happened

    5. Miragnarok


      And apparently the threat is quite a bit lower than usual.

  23. I actually didn't know Sega had any direct involvement in Big's Big Fishing Adventure 3 until recently. I just assumed the whole thing was just a fan project.

    So this is actually an official Sega-commissioned Big game.


    1. Ferno


      they just. wouldn't. let. the. meme. die

    2. Ferno


      they just. would't. let. the. meme. die

      (accidental duplicate)

    3. Adamabba


      still waiting for the full version to release

    4. Wraith


      aid it actually come out or are they still getting off to the idea of making it

    5. Wraith


      aid it actually come out or are they still getting off to the idea of making it

    6. Tracker_TD


      the guys behind it swear it's still coming every now and then but my read of the situation is it's just something they'd really like to still be happening but it really isn't and pretty much everyone but like one or two people have moved on now 

    7. Indigo Rush
    8. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Big's been doin' it before Mania was cool.

    9. TheOcelot


      It seemed like Sonic social media - Aaron at least enjoyed the "BBFA3 trial" and I'm sure they confirmed or hinted that some of the Sonic cast were gonna lend their voices to "BBFA3 The Full Game" which was being done for charity. Or I could be completely wrong...

      Kind of a shame 

    10. Milo


      This is what happens when you let memes go too far.

  24. In the original stories:

    - South Island held the secrets to finding the Chaos Emeralds in other dimensions.

    - Westside Island was where the Chaos Emeralds had been buried since ancient times.

    - Knuckles had long guarded both the Master Emerald and Chaos Emeralds on Angel Island. They've apparently always been here.

    To say nothing of Elise having a Chaos Emerald on-hand since her childhood in 2k6.

    Are there actually only seven Emeralds? Or is it more like, each island has their own set of seven (or six in South Island's case, which is consistent in all the 8-bit games set there as well) Emeralds? Because we keep getting stories where the Emeralds were "always" tied to various contradictory locations.

    1. Diogenes


      not that it solves everything, but the way i interpret it, every area has legends from when the emeralds showed up there, but none are their "real" resting place. the emeralds typically stay in the special zone but can pop out into sonic's world anywhere that there's some kind of weakness in space-time, like the reverse of sonic jumping into a special stage and grabbing one. so at some point in history some south island civilization found one (or multiple) and decided that they had always been there, and when the emeralds were inevitably lost and/or that civilization faded they became a legend, and the emeralds showed up somewhere else in the world to some other civilization to repeat the process.

  25. Y'know, in SatAM the robots Robotnik builds himself are treated pretty okay compared to the roboticized citizens.

    They have a little bar where they hang out, drink what's presumably motor oil, arm-wrestle, and listen to music in their off time. It feels uncharacteristically nice of this version of Robotnik to give his minions a sort of robot rec room to just have fun in.

    1. Polkadi~☆


      Makes him loop back around to just being Eggman as we all know and love him. After all, the only thing he respects most aside from himself are the robots made by his hand, because it’s still about him. So of course he doesn’t care for roboticised citizens, or even his mass-produced SWAT Bots; they’re hardly something of his own personal creation.

    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      That's true. He really dotes on Cluck too, which is consistent with him genuinely loving his own creations and being utterly disdainful of everyone else.

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      But yeah, any Robotnik who builds a two-headed saxophone bot has at least a little Eggman in him:


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