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  1. I feel like anime, much more than western cartoons, has a lot of instances of multiple characters shouting the same improbably specific sentence in unison.

    Not a good or a bad thing, just something I feel happens kind of often in the medium.

    1. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Its something of a running joke over there. 

  2. Despite my love for a certain fictional arrogant megalomaniac, it sure feels nice to give a real one the boot today.

  3. Kirby talks in the official novels which automatically makes them a better adaptation than the anime.

  4. Super Sonic vs. Mega Lion Mario

  5. I love being ahead in Mario Maker and then running into a boss fight that lets everyone catch up to me.

  6. Give me your best theories on how Eggman packaged and mailed a working radio to the Chaotix from a locked room on Final Fortress.

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      He built a crane game in his room to pack up the radio to send it down his mail chute. Someone found it and decided to bring it to the detectives. 

      Idk, he has master plans.

    2. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      He remote hijacked an Eggpawn and got him to do the work for him.

      Not hard to imagine. Eggy could probably pull all the electronics he needed out of the walls.

    3. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Why didn't he use the eggpawn to free him?

    4. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Amazon Prime

    5. Celestia

      Celestia

      Maybe he had a backup plan set up for if the robots ever rebelled (or his ship was invaded) and he got locked up.

    6. Wraith

      Wraith

      the radio itself was a badnik

    7. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Operation "Overly Convoluted but GEEENIUS Backup Plan Where I have a spare radio to give to the best detective service via some Rube Goldberg system instead of building a failsafe into my robots who are trying to replace me" probably.

    8. Plumbers_Helper

      Plumbers_Helper

      Eggman knew that someone was somehow sabotaging his latest plan, but he didn't know who or why. He had anonymously contacted the Chaotix before (which is why Charmy knew the package was about work before it was even open) and originally had planed for the Chaotix to investigate what was going on, but shortly after mailing the radio to the Chaotix Metal Sonic revealed himself and locked Eggman up.

  7. Apparently IDW Sonic has a "no money" mandate, but the series has casinos and TSR's plot prominently features money?

    what the heck even is sonic lore

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      i see you too just watched the latest cybershell video

    2. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      My theory is that anytime Ian or Evan write an issue and send the script in for approval, Sega picks out some character names and objects and rolls the dice if they are still okay or not

    3. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      What's funnier is issue 6 of IDW the Chaotix and Rouge explicitly mention money.

      Among several things already in the games, but anyway.

    4. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Political correctness, I'd wager (heh). Casinos these days likely aren't as welcomed in a comic made for kids as they are in video games where they can hide behind a E-10+/PEGI 7 rating. The only reference to Casinos in the IDW series I know of is this cover artComicList: IDW Publishing New Releases for 04/11/2018 - GoCollect

      The TSR comic is a non-canon one off, so they were excused that time

    5. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      I don't think it's even about casinos or gambling though (the current storyline basically dabbles in it with the Chao Races I think). It seems like it's pointing to the actual concept of money not existing in Sonic's world at all which makes zero sense when the modern Chaotix primary motivation is money.

  8. When I was a kid, I thought the little smirk on Giovanni's battle sprite in Pokemon Red/Blue was a moustache.

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  9. IDW speculation (spoilers below):

     

     

     

     

     

    Belle insists she wasn't built by Eggman, but what if she was built by Mr. Tinker and simply doesn't realize they're the same person? She literally talks about "tinkering" and I mean, the "tinkerbell" pun seems too obvious.

  10. Y'know, Eggman's been playable in a bunch of racing/sports/spinoff titles, but so far only in three "adventures" - those being Adventure 2, and small parts of Advance 3 and Chronicles, the last of which was over 12 years ago.

    It'd be pretty rad to see Eggman playable in a platformer (or RPG if the series ever does another one) again. 

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      I'd like to play as eggman in an iron man-type suit, blasting enemies with his chest beam and with a drill arm like seen on the egg dragoon. That would be cool.

  11. Eggman is trapped on Final Fortress. And rather than have the Chaotix make a beeline straight for him, what does he do?

    He tells them to rescue the poor lost Chao, then eventually gets around to himself.

    What a guy.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      To be fair, he knew Metal was to use Chao data to get ahold of Chaos' power, so he wanted to ensure he doesn't get ahold of them. He just didn't account for him to already abduct one (and Froggy for good measure) by the time he got in contact with Chaotix.

  12. As 2020 goes, we're in the phase where we've defeated the final boss, but there's still one final escape sequence before we make it to the ending as the villain tries one last ditch effort to take us down with him.

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Nah, there's one more level left of jumanji.

    2. Sega DogTagz

      Sega DogTagz

      Pssh, we still have to get past the plot twist where we triumphantly rip the last page off the calendar only to realize that the year has in fact started over and we are stuck in a repeating loop of 2020 suck.

       

      There is no escape.

  13. TODAY, A TYRANT FALLS

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Fastidious Beaver Boom,Rise of Lyric Model by Nibroc-Rock on DeviantArt

      "Uh, Actually, not until the Inauguration on the twentieth of January does the 'tyrant' officially finish his term and his position in executive office is officially replaced..."

  14. I may like fictional arrogant megalomaniacs, but it's our duty to vote out the real one.

    (Though I will say, at least Eggman would believe in science.)

    1. Emperor Robrainiac

      Emperor Robrainiac

      Honestly, arrogant megalomaniacs are endearing and fun in fiction only.

      Real life ones are a whole different story, and it's just sad how many countries in this world are being ruled by them. 

  15. One issue with Forces I have is the squandered potential of its premise.

    Eggman has finally taken over the world, and we see literally nothing of what society under his rule is actually like. We see burned-up and destroyed resistance cities, but nothing about how citizens that he's ruling over actually live. Nothing about what laws he puts in place or even any sense that he's governing his empire in any meaningful way.

    Metropolis is just a squeaky-clean but ultimately lifeless city. Nothing about it really screams "Eggman's in charge here."

    1. Polkadi~☆

      Polkadi~☆

      Trust me, that's the common consensus here. Such a grand plot demands a grand game, otherwise you can't repeat the plot again at the risk of looking like you're out of ideas. Sonic Forces is not that grand game, now we've lost the most interesting plot for a Sonic game to rot away.

    2. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      But don't you guys see? The world is red when Eggman rules it...

      ...and it turns BLUE when Sonic frees it!

      it's deep

    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Forces feels so at odds with itself; it makes a big deal of Eggman taking over...but most of the game is focused on Infinite as the new big bad guy, only to toss him out for an Eggman boss fight despite the fact that Eggman has barely done shit through the game. 

    4. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Given the themes of teamwork in the game's plot, Eggman and Infinite should've teamed up for the final boss.

    5. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That wouldn't have worked cuz the whole point is that Eggman and Infinite "have no friends, and are therefore weak" 

      It's like the game literally had no idea what to do with itself and was just going off a checklist of plot cliches with no coherence on how they work,

    6. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      If they wanted to make a massive deal out of the final boss, and make it different from everything else in the game where everyone fought solo, Eggman and Infinite should've realised they could do more together, and therefore work together. Maybe have Eggman say enough of this on the final phase, and capture Infinite to use as a battery to power his mech up, but otherwise, it would've been far more thematic. 

    7. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      That actually would have been a good way of have a unique final boss while also subverting the themes of the game. 

  16. I voted.

    1. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon
    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Biden and every other Democrat on the ticket.

      I don't love Biden. But I sure hate Trump.

  17. So, are Emerald Town and Central City on Angel Island? Like, "Knuckles' House" and the Emerald Altar can be reached from those locations on foot, so...

    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      geography is a myth, locations only exist when and where they are narratively convenient

    2. Sonictrainer

      Sonictrainer

      If you look closely at the Holy Summit map, you can see Emerald Town on the ground, down below, in the top left corner of the Hub Map.

       

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Oh hey, that's true! I never noticed that.

      I guess, uh... They just head to some off-screen place and get on the Tornado/other flying transport to get there. I'll accept it.

  18. remember when cream was totally cool with fighting in advance 2 and heroes and then in battle she suddenly became a total pacifist out of nowhere just so she could be talked out of it

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Why even bother raising a single finger against her oppressors when she's the master of the most powerful specimen in the universe?

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    2. Plumbers_Helper
    3. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      To be entirely fair, that was literally her first appearance. I don't they really established what exactly what her character was going to be until around Battle. 

    4. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      @Kuzu Except that Batte clearly takes place AFTER Heroes (and even Shadow the Hedgehog for that matter) what with Rouge remembering Omega and whatnot. So, Cream all of a sudden becoming a pacifist was stretching it.

    5. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Characterization is almost never consistent in this series to begin with; Cream is hardly the first character in fiction to have character traits established later on that weren't there before. Did you know Batman used to use guns, and Superman used to actually kill criminals? Characterization and well known traits generally are not established until well into a character's lifespan. 

    6. Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Jovahexeon Jax Joranvexeon

      Well yeah. I know that. Doesn't change how it still comes out of nowhere.

  19. I don't really think Classic Sonic should have been silent. He had voice clips in Sonic CD, and even a few lines of text dialogue in Sonic 3D Blast.

    It's not a dealbreaker or anything. I still enjoyed Generations. It's just weird that only he's silent, while Classic Tails and Eggman get to talk.

    1. Little T

      Little T

      I feel like they should have gone all in and had Classic Sonic talk or had every classic counterpart mute. They didn't need to have Classic Tails talk on his behalf, I think they were just afraid of telling a story solely with silent acting and chickened out.  Either that or they were afraid of defining an official voice for Classic Sonic. The result is a bit lacklustre.

  20. On the one hand, very happy to get 3D All-Stars.

    On the other hand, no Galaxy 2. :(

  21. You know, I don't like how Green Hill is on a big continent-sized landmass and not anything that could plausibly be called South Island in Forces.

    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      bEcAuSe ThE pHaNtOm RuBy PuT iT tHeRe

  22. Mania brought us something long overdue: Another vocal theme for Eggman. 

    E.G.G.M.A.N. is fantastic, but Metallic Madness Act 2 - a rap from Eggman's perspective - is no slouch either. 

    1. AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      AWild No.1 washed up gamer

      Well he is an evil doctor with a mad genius and rad minions

    2. Kuzu

      Kuzu

      Does it count if it's a remix of an already existing lyrical theme?

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      If it's got new lyrics, yeah.

      The original Metallic Madness Present and Bad Future had lyrics too - which were also mostly about Eggman - but Mania's version was the first new one of those since SA2. (The E.G.G.M.A.N. remix in Shadow - by contrast - is just a remix and not a new composition with new lyrics in the same way.)

  23. Yeah, yeah, rally for Sally if you want.

    I know the cartoon characters who really deserve to be adapted into the games:

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    1. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      Here you go!

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    2. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Strictly speaking then, Sally's already here too.
      (Ricky was called Sally in some localizations)

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    3. Supah Berry

      Supah Berry

      No, Princess Sally looks like this! 

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    4. Cuz

      Cuz

      But squirrel, chipmunk, or deer?

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    5. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Sorry Orbot and Cubot exist  

    6. Cuz

      Cuz

      Scratch and Grounder vs. Or and Cu bot!

      Mortal Kombat!

  24. One thing I love about SA1 is just how many random things fall from the sky for no apparent reason:

    - The Wind Stone
    - The Ice Stone
    E-102 Gamma in Knuckles's story, in a scene that does not happen in Gamma's own story
    - The keycard to open Speed Highway
    - The Egg Carrier, which starts crashing before the Chaos 6 fight, so it wasn't even that battle that did it. I guess a huge city-sized airship's kind of a gas-guzzler.

    1. Wraith

      Wraith

      I always assumed Sonic Tails and Knuckles making a mess of things on Sky Deck is what caused the crash

    2. Rabid-Coot

      Rabid-Coot

      They retcon Cream in for the drops but that just shifts the question slightly.

    3. Plumbers_Helper

      Plumbers_Helper

      I'm going to headcannon it and say Tikal is the one that had Cream drop the Ice Stone and Wind Stone. The Japanese strategy guide for Sonic Adventure says this about Tikal:

      "She appears in the present world due to the Master Emerald's destruction where her soul was sealed along with Chaos. Her consciousness, which became a red sphere of light, is filled with a sense of duty of sealing Chaos again, but with her body gone, she has no direct means of doing so.
      Therefore, she appears before those involved with Chaos or the Chaos Emeralds (Sonic and friends), assisting them, and trying to make them do it on her behalf.
      Her showing of past events to them is her way of making them understand that intent."
       
      Since she's basically a ghost now that can't interact with the physical world anymore, it makes sense that she would need help.
       
      The guy in front of the building to Speed Highway explains he lost that keycard, but why it fell from the sky is anyone's guess. Maybe Tikal/Cream lending a hand again?

      @Wraith, it's the most likely explanation. You can even see the damage that you did to the Egg Carrier during Sky Deck in the cutscene it explodes in:
      (1:35 - 3:20)

       

    4. JezMM

      JezMM

      I do like the idea that DX retcons it so that Tikal was actually guiding Cream too through a bunch of odd little tasks but we just don't get to play as her lol.

       

      But hey that Sky Deck thing is pretty cool - come to think of it, considering how janky and simple the game can be in some places (I mean, without this video to clear things up, the scene-changes between acts in Sky Deck come off as completely random), it's actually pretty wild that they programmed entire portions of the stage to be as solid and consistent as any other stage as you travel across them but then break apart like that.

    5. Semi-colon e

      Semi-colon e

      All the things should have fallen out of the sky with that weird Atari sound that Sonic has when falling from... I think it's after the first Sky Chase section?

    6. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      I always took Gamma in Knuckles story as when he was in his Tikal flashback. So he was running along after catching Froggy but his mind was sent to the past, he was literally in autopilot.

    7. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Yeah, but where did Gamma fall from?

      At that point, he didn't have the jet booster yet, and the Egg Carrier had also not taken off.

    8. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Autopilot is buggy, for some reason it lead him off a cliff. No idea honestly.

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