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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Details that people might forget, don't notice or just don't know about the Sonic Series   
    You didn't know?
    East and west branches legit fought over that. Then Sonic Team literally became the western branch and that's the whole adventure era
     
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from ChaddyFant9me in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    I think the simple answer was, he used up a bunch of energy throughout sa2 and didn't have anymore and fell. In sonic X he even takes his inhibitor rings off to indicate this. Over the course of the games, his manipulation of chaos energy becomes far better and he doesn't really need to do that sort of sacrifice thing too much anymore.
    Should have took 5 and drank his gatorade, he wouldn't have fell
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from ChaddyFant9me in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    I mean he did it though
    Things just went really bad before he was able to like actually implement it.
     
     
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from ChaddyFant9me in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    At the end of shadow's game, eggman tells you shadow is the real shadow.
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from ChaddyFant9me in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    He's an immortal time stopping super being with the abilities to warp time and space at will cause controlled explosions run a high speed is immune to disease is intelligent and sentient
    Yes.
     
    The rocket boots actually make less sense , because Ian flynn confirmed he's been told by sega he's just as fast as sonic with out the boots so like. Gerald just thought it would be sick i guess
    He wanted to create an immortal being that could cure disease GUN and doom wanted a weapon. Shadow's both.
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Haven't finished watching it, but Ian goes into an interesting bit about " canon" like how things from games can be canon , but the games themselves not so much. And vise versa and sometimes maybe leaving things out for story telling.
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from thumbs13 in Why Shadow didn't protect Maria?   
    That's not comparable? The situation at hand is a tragedy that could have been prevented by a character doing a thing he normally does. I have the same issue with silver in forces as well. The thing you comparable it to, is actually easily explainable and has become more explainable as time goes on. Super man is busy and despite what Luther claims,  isn't actually an omnipotent God who can't be stopped
     
    Super man can't be everywhere at once. He can't do everything. He gets tired has weaknesses. Has a family , needs to rest. Or is doing other shit.
    Shadow had nothing else to do. But run. Silver theoretically could have solved but that would have ruined the narrative he wanted to tell. So he did something that more or less works wth canon. Also your example is not only wrong its also disingenuous. Because how ian says it himself isn't to deter those "Superman" but primarily just wanting to tell a story that works. Ian flynn is a detail oriented guy, sometimes too much. While he's more than willing to leave it up to the viewer he likes in his writing if he can with sonic to come up with a bunch of crazy specific stuff. Sometimes its a flaw, sometimes its a benefit,  but it's how he writes.
    That's an inconsistency in the plot and until you or anyone else can actually why didn't he run. Then that's what it is.
    Doesn't matter in the end. Ultimately the story was told,  it was very effective and we collectively just ignored that.
    But like yeah
    I'm angling for the thing that I wrote. Talk about what I wrote. Or you can argue with a litteral strawman take your pick.
    It really hurts your suggestion when I say "the story is still cool this seems kinda funky". There is no angling. I like sa2 and its dumb.
    That's the statement. Talk about that.
    This is litterally the thing I have been saying and is basically my point. Thanks for getting it.
    Plot holes aren't inherently bad. Sometimes the story is more important,  than its parts. Sometimes its fun to look at those holes. That's it.
     
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Why Shadow didn't protect Maria?   
    My head canon is that he litterally had no idea how to use his powers or to fight and maria wanted to get him out of there. It also would work because he still even with motivation didn't in sa2 hence him needing an emerald for simple tasks like teleportng. And using up his energy and falling to earth. Over the course of several games he gets more used to what he can do and can do more. So he kinda regrets being so unknowledgable about his own powers. He had iirc only been alive a week he barely knew what things were in general. Heck even you wanted to stretch the head canon to now, it could even be motivation for current shadow not wanting to be weak or "run like a coward". He ran before his friend died. Or in general why he's a lot more pragmatist, or why sonic's free spirit and contentedness with who he is bothers him.He thinks its tragedies waiting to happen. Not understanding even with eggman being around bothering the heroes, he grew up in an extraordinary situation and he probably shouldn't hold everyone to such unrealistic standards including himself.
    Theres also a theory that the games imply that the entire memory was fabricated by gerald to give him a conscious. And Maria was never real. But shadow's game contradicts this. My own head canon too since he fights in his flash back.
    In actuality a plot hole that exists for dramatic tension and character motivation. That will likely never be explained. And in future retellings like say a future film or a reboot require large changes in his backstory to work
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from thumbs13 in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    I think the simple answer was, he used up a bunch of energy throughout sa2 and didn't have anymore and fell. In sonic X he even takes his inhibitor rings off to indicate this. Over the course of the games, his manipulation of chaos energy becomes far better and he doesn't really need to do that sort of sacrifice thing too much anymore.
    Should have took 5 and drank his gatorade, he wouldn't have fell
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    I think the simple answer was, he used up a bunch of energy throughout sa2 and didn't have anymore and fell. In sonic X he even takes his inhibitor rings off to indicate this. Over the course of the games, his manipulation of chaos energy becomes far better and he doesn't really need to do that sort of sacrifice thing too much anymore.
    Should have took 5 and drank his gatorade, he wouldn't have fell
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from A Random Villager in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Turns out the chaos emeralds true power is public transportation.
    Powerful indeed.
    I don't think retconning things or rebooting shit is inherently bad.
    I do think retconning things things for the sake of the vague notion of a "brand" that contradicts old things without even bothering to understand why people liked that stuff and making some of the things you reconnected unlikable because you didn't actually bother investigating why people liked your product ( on a non game play thematic level) and the trudging a long anyway like eventually you will be validated instead of you just running a franchise with potential to be bigger than it already is into the ground because you want to tell the audience what they want. That's bad.
    I don't think two worlds is inherently bad, a bit confusing , but not that bad. The context around it , is bad yeah
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    At the end of shadow's game, eggman tells you shadow is the real shadow.
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    I had a head canon. That Mephilies is old black arms. If you look at the demons in 06 the look like black arms. And I feel like the reason that mephilies took shadow's form is because black arms have a psychic connection going on and he recognized that they were the same. So he shifted himself  to a form that was less threatening than what he orginall looked like. Like maybe he figures shadow is what black arms look like now. I also think that's why he has this obsession with shadow joining his team and them betraying him. Because maybe that's how he got locked up in that jewel in the first place.
    I wouldn't call shadow a dark god, but I think as he lives and grows he's going to become more powerful. I saw a concept of a more black arms looking shadow in the future dubbed. " Chaos Supreme " like sorcerer supreme instead of the ULF.
    All that being said, this is just a head canon I got. As far as we know mephilies is just some guy
    I wouldn't call the other stuff " filler" more so the lore changed and more stuff has to be considered.
    I mean one day shadow maybe reinterpreted to be the ULF for other reasons entirely. These characters at the end of the day are subject to change, for better or for worse
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    Shadowlax reacted to iambitter21 in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    he's a COPY of an ultimate life-form:

    YES I MADE THIS ON MS PAINT SO WHAT?
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Is Shadow The Ultimate Lifeform?   
    He's an immortal time stopping super being with the abilities to warp time and space at will cause controlled explosions run a high speed is immune to disease is intelligent and sentient
    Yes.
     
    The rocket boots actually make less sense , because Ian flynn confirmed he's been told by sega he's just as fast as sonic with out the boots so like. Gerald just thought it would be sick i guess
    He wanted to create an immortal being that could cure disease GUN and doom wanted a weapon. Shadow's both.
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Kaotic Kanine in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I agree.
    Why should fans have to wait 3 years plus in an adventure book to wait for that. This book has existed for three years. Amy has done nothing for 3 years. That's why its being axed. Because people the people in charge see's its been three years nothing has been done with a lot of these characters they abandoned the initial setting constraints why was amy still commander. There's no reason forces ain't relevant to that narrative and you can have a background character manage that in the background whilist you actually have amy do things her fans enjoy. Because they have been literally waiting for 3 years.
    If things haven't popped off in three years in a book like this, its time to change pace and sometimes changing pace is going back to something old and reliable whilst you figure out what new you want to do.
    Depends on the comic , depends on the game, depends on the audience.
    I think the black arms stuff in the comic, done much better in the comic.
    I thought the unleashed stuff was made way worse.
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Kaotic Kanine in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I actually think unleashes story is kind of lacking in a myriad ways and the reason it was hard to adapt is because the good video game kinda made you ignore some flaws.
    If you enjoyed it more power to you. I found it dull I have never really had an interest in sonic's psyche in regards to that.
    So I agree with you , to an extent. While there are certainly things fan imput makes better, I do agree that there are a lot of fans who don't understand why the like things. Or even why things work and these are things you need to consider when taking criticism.
    That said I don't think this is that at all. This is not " the inmates running the asylum " this is " you have a flat tire"
    The fanbase let them know that 3 almost 4 years in this comic she's done mostly nothing besides spout exposition from a video game that stopped being relevant to the comic 6 issues in. And then the writing staff went " oops, that tire is flat " and then they fixed the tire. I have no issue with people not having interest in a story set up that has done nothing and wanting rid of it. That's fine. Its been 3 almost 4 years and she's done nothing. This is a comic adventure book and no one should have to wait 3 to 4 years for that. YEARS. Their requests of " she should get out of the place that isn't letting her do a thing so she can do a thing " are super valid. Fans asking for a thing isn't " the inmates running the asylum"  sometimes its pointing out making a multi year zombie story the 2 year into the comic doesn't allow for a lot of characters to do shit. And the writers notice.
     
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Kaotic Kanine in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I don't really think it matters. Like IMO anyway, she wasn't doing anything in that role of note or was particularly interesting. To be excruciatingly blunt this is like an adventure book from an adventure video game series and I want to see the characters go in adventures first and foremost. While I do not mind characters being apart of teams and organizations, Amy's role felt restrictive. It felt like she was put in that role because he couldn't have vector in that role like he wanted and to by his own admission he didn't feel like knuckles fit and sega wanted him on his island anyway. He being there despite fitting somewhat felt like an afterthought and she didn't really do anything of note in that role specifically.
    You got this bug girl who isn't an adventuring type owns a business knows how to handle a budget is genuinely caring ect, her leading some restoration group is totally fine. Lets amy go out and do adventures and stuff
    While I do not agree with all the criticisms lodged at amy in this book ( particularly the ones saying she's just sally, that's a whole misogynistic mess that i'm not getting into right now) I do agree that role kinda felt like it was holding her back. All it did was allow her to act as an exposition spouting character for a video game so crap the comic that was supposed to follow it up abandoned it by issue 6 and has essentially pretended outside of 1 reference by eggman that it didn't exist.  And I think amy is more interesting than that.
    So you got this new character sticking around, doing stuff expanding her characterization and and expanding the world. While amy goes out and explores it and goes on the adventures people come here to see.
    Seems like a win win here
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    Shadowlax reacted to Wraith in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Amy's characterization hasn't actually created any red flags for me in this book, but her pushing her responsibilities off on someone else would make me raise an eyebrow. Depends on how it's handled. Nothing was actually stopping her from doing field work with Sonic before zombots so I don't see why she couldn't just start again now that it's over. I think Ian is a little too reactionary to criticism sometimes but honestly I have that problem with a lot of writers nowadays so it's not just him. 
    If SoA are still intent on framing Amy as their strong feminist role model I suggest they fucking stop and just introduce more prominent female characters like I said some months ago. 
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from antyep in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    ...i actually don't think she's been that interesting the whole book tbh
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from SBR2 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Haven't finished watching it, but Ian goes into an interesting bit about " canon" like how things from games can be canon , but the games themselves not so much. And vise versa and sometimes maybe leaving things out for story telling.
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in Rally 4 Sally   
    I think the issue with the chaotix example is that it feels like at least to me is that they were convenient. The three characters chosen fit what they needed at the time. They felt like they needed a fourth team. I don't think they would feel that way now. It was a point in time where they quite literally felt they needed more characters and more to that world and they repurposed characters for that. This is also a time long before the classic modern divide had been made so...uh...toxic by the internet. Today times are different and they have quite a few characters to work with. Heck they made some new ones, so the chaotix just seems like something they needed at the moment a new set of characters to flesh the world out and they very much do that. A lot of the characters introduced during the " adventure era" fall into that category . I would argue that at the moment maybe they don't feel like they need new roles,  but they do. But they have their own new comic characters for that. So ....ehh....
     
     
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Shadow Chaos Control in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    This kinda feels like possibly a left over bit from when that other plot point was maybe was going to be more relevant.
     
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    BumbleKast Questions I thought were interesting
     
    Could nagus's magic cured the metal virus if it happened then?
    Ian planned to have nagus die before all that.
    Was the idea of having them sort of fuse into weird metalic goopy monsters on the question
    Ian says no. But there was a scene planned where tangle was gonna get mushed, but sega said that's too harsh
    Question about why scourge needed a super charged warp ring to travel from mobius to moebius and and the destructix didn't need it to travel from the no zone to mobeus
    Traveling from world to world requires more oomph. The no zone is between world so its easier to travel. Compares it to walking from one person's house to another vs already being outside and walking into a home
    Question about does he know what is and isn't canon.
    Its less a list a more so a " ooops sega told me this isn't real " situation, but here is a short list
    Knuckles and Chaotix isn't canon.
    Sonic Chronicles isn't canon
    Olympic series is probably not canon, if that isn't obvious
    Other guy says it seems like most spin offs aren't considered canon. Ian Chimes in "yeah kinda"  and further goes to say that unless sonic team had a direct hand in it. You can safely say it isn't canon. Though occasionally weird things like Sonic R is actually canon. The list may change depending on who he asks at the time
    Does shadow care about maria's wish anymore?
    The impression Ian gets is that , coming out of shadow's game he wasn't going to be ruled by maria's dying wish or anyone. He was going to forge his own path. Self actualization and then he moves on. This bit is Particularly interesting he brings up 06 and talks about how mephilies says humanity will betray you and shadow goes " I don't care i'm going to do things my way" Ian Flynn says that's the direction he think's they are going with him. Current shadow maybe them misunderstanding why people liked 06 shadow. Oh no.
    Does TSR come before or after forces?
    He say's probably after. Probably shouldn't think so hard about it. Sega doesn't like them directly referencing the games
    Takal's whole deal is apparently 3000 years ago. Emerl was found 4000 years ago. Chronicles suggest both were 4k but is now non canon. What's the deal?
    Chroncles is non canon. Ignore it and the connection between gizoids and echdina.
    Is there older material from archie you would like to reference? Can you?
    He says Sega isn't into referencing past incarnations. Also archie might be in some legal limbo , isn't too sure. If things change in the future, he might talk to someone to see if he could do something. But until then, no.
     
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    Shadowlax got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    BumbleKast Questions I thought were interesting
     
    Could nagus's magic cured the metal virus if it happened then?
    Ian planned to have nagus die before all that.
    Was the idea of having them sort of fuse into weird metalic goopy monsters on the question
    Ian says no. But there was a scene planned where tangle was gonna get mushed, but sega said that's too harsh
    Question about why scourge needed a super charged warp ring to travel from mobius to moebius and and the destructix didn't need it to travel from the no zone to mobeus
    Traveling from world to world requires more oomph. The no zone is between world so its easier to travel. Compares it to walking from one person's house to another vs already being outside and walking into a home
    Question about does he know what is and isn't canon.
    Its less a list a more so a " ooops sega told me this isn't real " situation, but here is a short list
    Knuckles and Chaotix isn't canon.
    Sonic Chronicles isn't canon
    Olympic series is probably not canon, if that isn't obvious
    Other guy says it seems like most spin offs aren't considered canon. Ian Chimes in "yeah kinda"  and further goes to say that unless sonic team had a direct hand in it. You can safely say it isn't canon. Though occasionally weird things like Sonic R is actually canon. The list may change depending on who he asks at the time
    Does shadow care about maria's wish anymore?
    The impression Ian gets is that , coming out of shadow's game he wasn't going to be ruled by maria's dying wish or anyone. He was going to forge his own path. Self actualization and then he moves on. This bit is Particularly interesting he brings up 06 and talks about how mephilies says humanity will betray you and shadow goes " I don't care i'm going to do things my way" Ian Flynn says that's the direction he think's they are going with him. Current shadow maybe them misunderstanding why people liked 06 shadow. Oh no.
    Does TSR come before or after forces?
    He say's probably after. Probably shouldn't think so hard about it. Sega doesn't like them directly referencing the games
    Takal's whole deal is apparently 3000 years ago. Emerl was found 4000 years ago. Chronicles suggest both were 4k but is now non canon. What's the deal?
    Chroncles is non canon. Ignore it and the connection between gizoids and echdina.
    Is there older material from archie you would like to reference? Can you?
    He says Sega isn't into referencing past incarnations. Also archie might be in some legal limbo , isn't too sure. If things change in the future, he might talk to someone to see if he could do something. But until then, no.
     
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