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  1. Cuz

    Sonic Mania Adventures (Part 5 Available Now)

    I figured, that's why I played off with a laugh. 😛 He's got two Mega-forms and regular appearances in Smash. I think he's doing fine. I just feel like people are getting hung up on trivia details when Shadow can (and would maybe have to in order for him to work in a Mania Adventures style series), be easily boiled down to themes more familiar than people either realize or are willing to admit. As for Metal, not to hate on him, I just feel he gets more credit for being his own character then he really is. Like He's a credit to the Doctor's accomplishments first, and his own person is often a distant second to that.
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    Sonic Mania Adventures (Part 5 Available Now)

    He's doing pretty good for a Pokemon willynilly-ing around. xD That's why I tried to stick to 'bio-engineering' rather than 'clone', it's more apt to Shadow's situation, but cloning is the sub-branch that more commonly shows up in typical science fiction tropes.
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    Sonic Mania Adventures (Part 5 Available Now)

    and cloning isn't? Because when you break him down to themes Shadow is just that, bio-engineering run-a-mack, which fits nature vs machine perfectly fine and isn't that far off the mad scientist wheelhouse as robotics run-a-muck. See Frankenstein or Mewtwo...
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    Sonic Mania Adventures (Part 5 Available Now)

    That "Shadow or Silver can't work with the rest of the series" comes out in the same breath we just praised motiveless murder-bot Mark II's portrayal is just a little hilarious.
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    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    At this time in the book Shadow’s still very hung up on Maria that I’d imagine it gets in the way of some romantic subplots. Right now he’s following Hope around like a lost puppy. Otherwise sure It’s just much in Shadow's character as Sonic. I’ve often wished the games gave him a little more time with Amy so they could explore the whole “ hey, thanks for talking me out of my burn the world that took Maria from me phase”.
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    Sonic Headcanons

    I was fond of the idea as early was Sonic Colors actually (to be clear nothing about Colors narrative needs to be rationalized away like Lost World), I just like the idea of seeing that classic Sonic and Tails dynamic with a modern lense.
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    Sonic Headcanons

    Sonic Lost World takes place much earlier in the series' timeline then it's release implies. It's characterization... blunders (Sonic and Tails falling out over moody and rash actions) are more understandable if these events happened earlier in their careers. @Miragnarok The various power-ups he picks up in the Adventures help to focus the unstable chaos energies.
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    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    I tend to forget that cover was 152. It just perfectly represents 150's story so well that I get them turned around.😅 How have I never noticed this before! I've taken note of the stars but never put the two panels together. o_O Part of me actually prefers exposition heavy writing to the extreme alternative when things get too quippy. Also, that Ken is still heavily borrowing from SatAM in writing Sonic, even this late into the comic's history, really sticks out here. Interesting, I usually associate Tommy with a lot of hate. If people remember him it's usually as another one in a long line of brain trust members. The amount of times he gets killed-off and unkilled-off doesn't help. Otherwise I kind of like the idea of Sonic as Knothole's most eligible bachelor after "The Slap", but 150 just creates a whole mess of pitfalls with that concept.
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    Sonic Mania Plus Press Kit Revealed

    Because Mania was originally designed for Genesis and only ported to Saturn, duh! 🙃
  10. True Vector's modern look isn't all that far off, it's comparable to Sonic in that way, when you equalize artist styles and liberties taken with proportions they've been proven to not be as radical a change as some might think. By redesign I don't picture anything more then bulk Vector and Charmy up a little, and just one overt ninja detail like Espio's throwing knife holster-cuffs getting retrofitted in.
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    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Case in point: Chaos Controlling himself (and Metal) into the last issue of Sonic X of all things. I thought that was pretty impressive, and resulted in an understated send-off for an underplayed spin-off.
  12. I'm super curious how they might handle that. Would they revert to their classic designs while maintaining their modern characterization, or get adjusted ones to better fit the modern look? I'm rather attached to Vector's old school appearance and would love to see it officially dubbed his "classic" design.
  13. Cuz

    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    Yeah.... something like 8 years after the fact. Silvereye's tackling this stuff in order, won't get there for a looong time.
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    Archie Sonic Main Discussion

    and don't forget Robotnik can not touch anyone at all during this or they're suddenly a robot. 🙃 Or was that the first thing he did when he got back in the next issue? It was dangerously close either way.
  15. That's the main hurtle to clear. Even Mighty and Ray's arsenals are looking a little sparse in my opinion, minor plus spoiler but I was delighted to learn how Mighty's shell works, he needed a little more than the hammer drop to set him apart. Silver throwing enemies around with telekinesis has less obvious applications in a 2D Sonic game then a 3D one. They're already thought of as stepping stones to achieve momentum with and throwing them away from you is slightly counter-intuitive. Silver's abilities are best suited for their own tailored levels and then you're in a Sonic Adventure situation, and would someone like say Rouge bring anything that sets her apart from Knuckles? It seems like the obvious direction to go for whatever follows Mania and if they bring some interesting tools to the table I'd love to see modern characters jump back to the classic realm! Shadow, Rouge, the Chaotix, and Cream all top my list. Shadow's a little dicey narratively, even if classic is a separate dimension now his classic self is likely still on ice somewhere. You kind of have to retread old ground for him. It'd probably be easier to just follow Mania up with Advance 4 which also sounds like a solid idea to me. The way I see it this isn't introducing new characters to a cast, you're using the cast that already exists in positive ways, and finally SomethingSomethingAmyForMania2.
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