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Dr. Mechano

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  1. Y'know, Super Sonic regularly appeared in the comics and in Sonic X. But we never really see any of the other game powerups in adaptations, do we? Shields, Speed Shoes, Invincibility Monitors, etc. could probably have some cool utilities in stories, but they just never come up.

    1. Ferno


      In season 3 of Sonic X we'd often get those weird power-up shoes that Chris made but that was about it

    2. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      In a lot of early Sonic media, it was implied if not outright stated that Sonic’s shoes were what allowed him to go so fast. If he had no or different shoes on for whatever reason, then depending on the adaptation he’s either as fast as a normal hedgehog (not very impressive) or incapable of running fast without seriously hurting himself. 

      So I guess you could say that speed shoes were in early Sonic adaptations— they were just a part of Sonic’s usual outfit, and thus rarely anything worth focusing on.

    3. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Ah yeah. I think in AoStH, Sonic was naturally fast - but his shoes absorbed the friction of his super speed. And without them, he'd burn his feet and be unable to run.

    4. Forgetful Panda

      Forgetful Panda

      Probably because working game-logic into a TV show or whatever would look unusual.

      Sonic lives in a world where gold rings just randomly float around in the streets? Okay.

    5. Dr. Mechano

      Dr. Mechano

      Eh, the Mario cartoons managed to showcase almost every single powerup in the games they adapted.

    6. SupahBerry


      I mean, you don't ever see shields, speed shoes and invincible monitors get brought up in the games' cutscenes either, do you? It's part of these things not being viewed as important or valuable to the series the way Mario or Megaman's powerups are. Likely due to not being able to fine a conventional reason for a digital image of Sonic's shoes to appear on a computer in the middle of nowhere.

      "This Isn't A Game," and stuff like that.

      I say the Rings sort of fulfill the purpose of Speed Shoes, when their used as a means of a speedy getaway. The one time I can think of a Sheild being used is AOSTH's Chaos Emerald arc, when Sonic's ancestor gives him an amulet that produces one.


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