Espio would probably be a better fit for that analogy, but the point is clear enough I suppose.
Anyway, the concern is that Gemerl acting as a frequent protector for the rabbit means that he can always just swoop in to take whatever action scene could have Cream at the helm and potentially even attract whatever content her place of in a story has by virtue of what he is in comparison. While it's mostly a product of Kaotic's views of how the comics have fared in using her for some time, there is technically some merit to it.
I honestly didn't consider how it also impacts Cheese, who is a more intrinsic part of the character.
That was the initial solicit, but it was quickly changed the next we heard of the issue.
Or if it was at least Rouge having to make a case to Vanilla or Cream, for that matter.
Yeah, I recall actually hoping/preferring if it was mostly a standoff between the two of them(who are opposite in tone without getting into Mephiles or Infinite), with the other heroes either being among those who support her or not being involved at all.
Yeah, I can't help but feel that Cream is a character where I notice there's some insistence on leaving them into some not very productive boxes. Like, isn't the whole point of a story seeing a character go through something that involves them trying to achieve something or at least dealing with some conflict? A character having passivity about them doesn't nor shouldn't mean they can't do anything--it just means they aren't super gung-ho about action compared to some others.
And yeah, it looks especially silly considering she actually did take quite of bit of action(which isn't exclusively about violence, btw) in most of her game appearances to start off with, including the one that had her go through an arc about being willing to fight.