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    Heckboy got a reaction from FFWF in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Mega Man added and changed things but didn't change fundamental aspects of the characters. Proto Man had his backstory and motivations fleshed out but it didn't completely change him. It didn't make Mega Man an upgraded version of Proto Man, who is actually a cyborg made from the corpse of Dr. Light's son.
    Why, of all the things they can possibly do, should they need more echidnas? What would that actually add? Would it somehow make Knuckles more interesting? There's other angles you can explore with Knuckles, like, say, his treasure hunting or knowledge of various ancient cultures and shit.
    Yeah, the comic is bland, but there's a million better things you can do with a new setting - even one heavily based on the games - that doesn't involve echidnas. People are so fucking hyper-focused on THE MANDATES all the time that they can't conceive of all the shit that can be done even within those guidelines. 
    Also reminder to read StC's Knuckles stories. There was only one echidna (a villain) added that appeared in one or two stories, but most of it just involved Knuckles becoming acquainted with the world outside the Floating Island, occasionally pondering his lost people and learning about their past sins (which is by far a better approach than Ken took). No need to add in a bunch of other OCs.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from FFWF in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah man fuck Sega for establishing that Knuckles is the last echidna 25 years ago and then it turns out that a random background character in one issue of the comic that vaguely resembles an echidna WASN'T an echidna! Damn mandates!
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    Heckboy got a reaction from FFWF in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I never got why the "Sonic must win" "mandate" is such a big issue. And like most of the mandates, it's been exaggerated by fans for years. He can lose, there just has to be the promise that the good guys will eventually triumph, as shown in Eggman Empire and constantly throughout the Mecha Sally/King Naugus arc. Like what else do you want? If Sonic suffered Eggman Empire-tier defeats constantly it would lose its impact, and the next step would be, what, Sonic dying? Ain't happening. 
    He's a funny animal adventure hero for kids. He can struggle, he can suffer setbacks, but he'll always win in the end because he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Pengi in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    They already had to approve everything even with Archie. They're the licensor.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Pengi in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Echidnas got mostly wiped out after Chaos's rampage. The survivors carried on living on Angel Island, their population dwindling over the ages, until eventually we end up with Knuckles as the lone survivor of his tribe.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from The KKM in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    They already had to approve everything even with Archie. They're the licensor.
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    Heckboy reacted to Kazhnuz in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Except that Flynn never used a "loophole" with that particular mandate. Most of the way Flynn handled to have what is wanted wasn't "he used a loophole to dube the big bad SEGA", it was more often a discussion with them. (TBH, the only type of real loophole that he ever used is using the differences between the text and what was being actually shown… And I think that most of the time, he even got a "well, like that we accept" from SEGA, for instance with how often he managed to draw an half-obscured Classic Eggman). Like how he managed to have Eggman defeat Sonic, or many really bad stuff happening to Sonic (tbh in that sense, I'm pretty sure that the Metal Virus allow a lot of the same). Samewise for Sonic and Megaman being controlled in Worlds Unite. (and no, there is no way that he used a "loophole" for that. It's more that SEGA accepted with some conditions). We had many exampled in the last few years that they can make Sonic loose, suffer setback, etc.
    I think that the premise is a lot more "Sonic have to win in the end" not "Sonic have to be an all-powerfull invicible hero that is 100% of the time winning".
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    Heckboy got a reaction from The KKM in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I never got why the "Sonic must win" "mandate" is such a big issue. And like most of the mandates, it's been exaggerated by fans for years. He can lose, there just has to be the promise that the good guys will eventually triumph, as shown in Eggman Empire and constantly throughout the Mecha Sally/King Naugus arc. Like what else do you want? If Sonic suffered Eggman Empire-tier defeats constantly it would lose its impact, and the next step would be, what, Sonic dying? Ain't happening. 
    He's a funny animal adventure hero for kids. He can struggle, he can suffer setbacks, but he'll always win in the end because he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Actually I think the Archie reboot had a good approach -- just have Tikal's spirit hanging around the island.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Mega Man added and changed things but didn't change fundamental aspects of the characters. Proto Man had his backstory and motivations fleshed out but it didn't completely change him. It didn't make Mega Man an upgraded version of Proto Man, who is actually a cyborg made from the corpse of Dr. Light's son.
    Why, of all the things they can possibly do, should they need more echidnas? What would that actually add? Would it somehow make Knuckles more interesting? There's other angles you can explore with Knuckles, like, say, his treasure hunting or knowledge of various ancient cultures and shit.
    Yeah, the comic is bland, but there's a million better things you can do with a new setting - even one heavily based on the games - that doesn't involve echidnas. People are so fucking hyper-focused on THE MANDATES all the time that they can't conceive of all the shit that can be done even within those guidelines. 
    Also reminder to read StC's Knuckles stories. There was only one echidna (a villain) added that appeared in one or two stories, but most of it just involved Knuckles becoming acquainted with the world outside the Floating Island, occasionally pondering his lost people and learning about their past sins (which is by far a better approach than Ken took). No need to add in a bunch of other OCs.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Polkadi~☆ in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah man fuck Sega for establishing that Knuckles is the last echidna 25 years ago and then it turns out that a random background character in one issue of the comic that vaguely resembles an echidna WASN'T an echidna! Damn mandates!
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Someguy in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Mega Man added and changed things but didn't change fundamental aspects of the characters. Proto Man had his backstory and motivations fleshed out but it didn't completely change him. It didn't make Mega Man an upgraded version of Proto Man, who is actually a cyborg made from the corpse of Dr. Light's son.
    Why, of all the things they can possibly do, should they need more echidnas? What would that actually add? Would it somehow make Knuckles more interesting? There's other angles you can explore with Knuckles, like, say, his treasure hunting or knowledge of various ancient cultures and shit.
    Yeah, the comic is bland, but there's a million better things you can do with a new setting - even one heavily based on the games - that doesn't involve echidnas. People are so fucking hyper-focused on THE MANDATES all the time that they can't conceive of all the shit that can be done even within those guidelines. 
    Also reminder to read StC's Knuckles stories. There was only one echidna (a villain) added that appeared in one or two stories, but most of it just involved Knuckles becoming acquainted with the world outside the Floating Island, occasionally pondering his lost people and learning about their past sins (which is by far a better approach than Ken took). No need to add in a bunch of other OCs.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Someguy in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah man fuck Sega for establishing that Knuckles is the last echidna 25 years ago and then it turns out that a random background character in one issue of the comic that vaguely resembles an echidna WASN'T an echidna! Damn mandates!
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    Heckboy got a reaction from thumbs13 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah man fuck Sega for establishing that Knuckles is the last echidna 25 years ago and then it turns out that a random background character in one issue of the comic that vaguely resembles an echidna WASN'T an echidna! Damn mandates!
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Kazhnuz in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Mega Man added and changed things but didn't change fundamental aspects of the characters. Proto Man had his backstory and motivations fleshed out but it didn't completely change him. It didn't make Mega Man an upgraded version of Proto Man, who is actually a cyborg made from the corpse of Dr. Light's son.
    Why, of all the things they can possibly do, should they need more echidnas? What would that actually add? Would it somehow make Knuckles more interesting? There's other angles you can explore with Knuckles, like, say, his treasure hunting or knowledge of various ancient cultures and shit.
    Yeah, the comic is bland, but there's a million better things you can do with a new setting - even one heavily based on the games - that doesn't involve echidnas. People are so fucking hyper-focused on THE MANDATES all the time that they can't conceive of all the shit that can be done even within those guidelines. 
    Also reminder to read StC's Knuckles stories. There was only one echidna (a villain) added that appeared in one or two stories, but most of it just involved Knuckles becoming acquainted with the world outside the Floating Island, occasionally pondering his lost people and learning about their past sins (which is by far a better approach than Ken took). No need to add in a bunch of other OCs.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from QuantumEdge in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Actually I think the Archie reboot had a good approach -- just have Tikal's spirit hanging around the island.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from QuantumEdge in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Mega Man added and changed things but didn't change fundamental aspects of the characters. Proto Man had his backstory and motivations fleshed out but it didn't completely change him. It didn't make Mega Man an upgraded version of Proto Man, who is actually a cyborg made from the corpse of Dr. Light's son.
    Why, of all the things they can possibly do, should they need more echidnas? What would that actually add? Would it somehow make Knuckles more interesting? There's other angles you can explore with Knuckles, like, say, his treasure hunting or knowledge of various ancient cultures and shit.
    Yeah, the comic is bland, but there's a million better things you can do with a new setting - even one heavily based on the games - that doesn't involve echidnas. People are so fucking hyper-focused on THE MANDATES all the time that they can't conceive of all the shit that can be done even within those guidelines. 
    Also reminder to read StC's Knuckles stories. There was only one echidna (a villain) added that appeared in one or two stories, but most of it just involved Knuckles becoming acquainted with the world outside the Floating Island, occasionally pondering his lost people and learning about their past sins (which is by far a better approach than Ken took). No need to add in a bunch of other OCs.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from QuantumEdge in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah man fuck Sega for establishing that Knuckles is the last echidna 25 years ago and then it turns out that a random background character in one issue of the comic that vaguely resembles an echidna WASN'T an echidna! Damn mandates!
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    Heckboy got a reaction from MetalSkulkBane in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Yeah man fuck Sega for establishing that Knuckles is the last echidna 25 years ago and then it turns out that a random background character in one issue of the comic that vaguely resembles an echidna WASN'T an echidna! Damn mandates!
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Sonictrainer in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I never got why the "Sonic must win" "mandate" is such a big issue. And like most of the mandates, it's been exaggerated by fans for years. He can lose, there just has to be the promise that the good guys will eventually triumph, as shown in Eggman Empire and constantly throughout the Mecha Sally/King Naugus arc. Like what else do you want? If Sonic suffered Eggman Empire-tier defeats constantly it would lose its impact, and the next step would be, what, Sonic dying? Ain't happening. 
    He's a funny animal adventure hero for kids. He can struggle, he can suffer setbacks, but he'll always win in the end because he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Someguy in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I never got why the "Sonic must win" "mandate" is such a big issue. And like most of the mandates, it's been exaggerated by fans for years. He can lose, there just has to be the promise that the good guys will eventually triumph, as shown in Eggman Empire and constantly throughout the Mecha Sally/King Naugus arc. Like what else do you want? If Sonic suffered Eggman Empire-tier defeats constantly it would lose its impact, and the next step would be, what, Sonic dying? Ain't happening. 
    He's a funny animal adventure hero for kids. He can struggle, he can suffer setbacks, but he'll always win in the end because he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I never got why the "Sonic must win" "mandate" is such a big issue. And like most of the mandates, it's been exaggerated by fans for years. He can lose, there just has to be the promise that the good guys will eventually triumph, as shown in Eggman Empire and constantly throughout the Mecha Sally/King Naugus arc. Like what else do you want? If Sonic suffered Eggman Empire-tier defeats constantly it would lose its impact, and the next step would be, what, Sonic dying? Ain't happening. 
    He's a funny animal adventure hero for kids. He can struggle, he can suffer setbacks, but he'll always win in the end because he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Red in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I never got why the "Sonic must win" "mandate" is such a big issue. And like most of the mandates, it's been exaggerated by fans for years. He can lose, there just has to be the promise that the good guys will eventually triumph, as shown in Eggman Empire and constantly throughout the Mecha Sally/King Naugus arc. Like what else do you want? If Sonic suffered Eggman Empire-tier defeats constantly it would lose its impact, and the next step would be, what, Sonic dying? Ain't happening. 
    He's a funny animal adventure hero for kids. He can struggle, he can suffer setbacks, but he'll always win in the end because he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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    Heckboy got a reaction from Wraith in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    I never got why the "Sonic must win" "mandate" is such a big issue. And like most of the mandates, it's been exaggerated by fans for years. He can lose, there just has to be the promise that the good guys will eventually triumph, as shown in Eggman Empire and constantly throughout the Mecha Sally/King Naugus arc. Like what else do you want? If Sonic suffered Eggman Empire-tier defeats constantly it would lose its impact, and the next step would be, what, Sonic dying? Ain't happening. 
    He's a funny animal adventure hero for kids. He can struggle, he can suffer setbacks, but he'll always win in the end because he's Sonic the Hedgehog.
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    Heckboy reacted to Osmium in Why do critics always pan Sonic storylines but give Mario a free pass?   
    Because in the case of Mario, there's nearly nothing to pan. There's simply not enough there to really scrutinize. People can complain about the lack of story, but that's really about it. 
    Sonic storylines (post-1998) are mediocre and nearly eye-rolling at best, and laughably awful at worst. There's usually a huge emphasis put on the story as well, with long in-your-face cutscenes between every stage and boss, so of course they're going to get attention from critics for how bad they are. 
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