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Dr. Mechano

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

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

  3. Super Sonic vs. Mega Lion Mario

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

  5. Well, Trump got about as close to conceding as I expect he ever will, saying there will be a transfer of power on January 20th. Nobody forget that he incited the attack yesterday with his months of lying about election fraud and outright telling supporters to go to the capitol. He's doing now what he should have done in November. This is on him.
  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. 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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  8. 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.

  9. Sonic's tone and style is all over the place. And maybe that's not (always) a bad thing. Tonally, having some stories that are goofier or lower-stakes than others can prevent the series from falling prey to serial escalation. Having ups and downs in terms of urgency lets us see Sonic's world in different contexts and - ideally - makes us more invested in the characters and setting. (Or at least it would if the writing were a little better, I'd argue.) If it's the apocalypse all the time, I think people would grow indifferent, basically. Stylistically, I think from the very beginning Sonic's left itself plenty of room for variety; Sonic 1 has fantastical environments like Green Hill Zone with its checkered hills and Spring Yard Zone with its gigantic pinball elements. But it also has Star Light Zone, which is honestly a pretty normal-looking modern city. I think the series has dropped the ball more often than not when attempting to do more "serious" stories, but that doesn't mean they just inherently can't be done well.
  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. Well. Mike Pompeo says there will be a ‘smooth transition to second Trump administration’ - https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/pompeo-trump-run-2024-election-inauguration-b1720645.html I guess Trump might get a second term after all, and they're just going to circumvent the election? The secretary of state outright said they're transitioning to a "second Trump term," giving Trump's insane denial of the election some extra legitimacy. This sucks. I don't know if there's anything people can do, short of full-on revolution, and most Americans really aren't wild about risking their lives... so I feel like Trump's totally going to get away with this. The Supreme Court's mostly Republican. The secretary of state is outright saying there'll be a second Trump term and not even acknowledging Biden's victory. It's like they're just proceeding, business as usual, as if Trump never lost. Just a full-fledged coup, Trump's staying in power, and establishing the precedent that Republicans can just "win" every election from now on by declaring themselves the victors. RIP democracy.
  13. There is no credible evidence of voter fraud at all. Most of what the maga crowd is citing are either fabricated outright, perfeclty legal actions that were taken out of context, or simple human errors that have already been acknowledged and corrected. Remember: Just because someone (even a head of state) makes an outrageous claim on the internet, it doesn't make it true. We need evidence, and there isn't any. It's just Trump whining that he lost. What an absolute baby.
  14. Seriously. Every time the GOP tries to frame Biden as some far-left socialist I'm like, "I wish."
  15. So, is there even the remotest chance that Trump could try some legal skullduggery to overturn the election results? Or are we pretty much in the clear now?
  16. 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..."

  17. 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. 

  18. 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. 

  19. 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.

  20. Should we be worried that this Hunter Biden thing is going to turn into "Hillary's Emails 2.0" or is this probably gonna blow over and not change the election much?
  21. 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.

  22. It's a bit more complicated than that for me too. I for one really liked Eggman in Adventure and especially in Adventure 2. He was playable and got some good character development, plus insight into his childhood and family. And I do miss things like that. I'd like a nice balance; Frequent "Eggman as main villain" games and frequent "Eggman as anti-hero/temporary ally" games could give us the best of both worlds with this character. My issue is that much of the 00s after Adventure 2 left Eggman in kind of a lame limbo where he didn't really get either. In games like Heroes for example, he was neither an active villain or hero. He was just a victim on the sidelines without much presence, and I just kinda felt like the franchise didn't really have a place for him for a while. Colors broke a long streak and at the time was quite welcome. Now? Honestly, ten years later I'm in the market for another Adventure 2-esque game. I want another game with a more quiet, thoughtful Eggman. One who - as something other than the main villain - gets a chance to show off some of his more heroic and sympathetic qualities. It's not a "grass is greener" thing either; I genuinely do appreciate both aspects of the character, and would love to see them with some regularity, without over-focusing on one or the other.
  23. Sonic Colors was actually a very historically important game for Eggman fans. It was the first 3D platformer (except for arguably 3D Blast, depending on how you want to define "3D") to feature Eggman as the main villain and final boss. After a solid streak from Adventure through Unleashed of Eggman being sidelined by other baddies (though not without some good times, like his playable appearance in SA2), the Doc finally reasserted himself as the big bad at the end of a 3D Sonic game. It may not seem so special nowadays, but in 2010, after 12 years of only getting the occasional handheld final boss spot, that was a pretty big deal. But that's just the concept. How's the execution? Honestly, I'd say it's a mixed bag. Eggman, Orbot, and Cubot were genuinely really funny and likable. I feel like Pontac and Graff don't have quite as good a grasp on the heroes, and made Sonic and Tails just a bit grating. I don't think I minded them as much as some people here did, and it's far from their worst showing; Tails got far more irritating in Lost World, for sure. But I do think these writers don't really get how to write Sonic or Tails. Whereas they pretty much nailed Eggman, and elevated him from a mismanaged background character to the front-and-center villainous ham he was meant to be. The entire game taking place in his gaudy amusement park, with hilarious taunts and one-liners blasted over the PA system in every level? Yes please. So while, objectively, Colors is rough around the edges and kinda bungled its depiction of the main characters... I just can't be too bothered by that in light of how great this game was for Eggman, both in its historical context and in how it depicted him in-game. I'll always look at Colors' story fondly as an Eggman fan, as it marked the end of the doctor's dark age. And to me, that's always worth celebrating.
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