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    Mega got a reaction from Mountaindewandsprite in Should the Freedom Fighters come back to IDW Comics?   
    People really seem to have this idea that SatAM fans can't accept reinterpreted freedom fighters, huh?

    I mean, I can't speak for all SatAM fans, but as someone who to this day still holds it near and dear to my heart... I get it? IDW isn't SatAM. It also isn't Archie. And that's fine! But that's part of why I WANT to see the Freedom Fighters back. It'd be really cool to see them reimagined in this setting. They don't have to be mainstays- just occasionally recurring characters, not unlike the rest of the cast we already have. The world is vast. Theoretically they could be operating somewhere in the world we haven't seen yet and be introduced to new readers just as cleanly as any of the new IDW characters.

    Young readers might not know them, but... if they're fun to watch and read about and have cool designs, I don't see the harm in it? And Archie only ended a handful of years ago, so it's not like kids wouldn't necessarily know. It's just they aren't as likely to be as privy.

    But most people who watched TMNT2012 didn't know the 87 cartoon, yet 2012 saw the return of Bebop and Rocksteady (I know they were also in the comics, but they *were* absent from 2003 other than Turtles Forever). It's possible to make nostalgic throwbacks still entertaining for the younguns.
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    Mega got a reaction from Snowragnarok in Should the Freedom Fighters come back to IDW Comics?   
    People really seem to have this idea that SatAM fans can't accept reinterpreted freedom fighters, huh?

    I mean, I can't speak for all SatAM fans, but as someone who to this day still holds it near and dear to my heart... I get it? IDW isn't SatAM. It also isn't Archie. And that's fine! But that's part of why I WANT to see the Freedom Fighters back. It'd be really cool to see them reimagined in this setting. They don't have to be mainstays- just occasionally recurring characters, not unlike the rest of the cast we already have. The world is vast. Theoretically they could be operating somewhere in the world we haven't seen yet and be introduced to new readers just as cleanly as any of the new IDW characters.

    Young readers might not know them, but... if they're fun to watch and read about and have cool designs, I don't see the harm in it? And Archie only ended a handful of years ago, so it's not like kids wouldn't necessarily know. It's just they aren't as likely to be as privy.

    But most people who watched TMNT2012 didn't know the 87 cartoon, yet 2012 saw the return of Bebop and Rocksteady (I know they were also in the comics, but they *were* absent from 2003 other than Turtles Forever). It's possible to make nostalgic throwbacks still entertaining for the younguns.
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    Mega got a reaction from Celestia in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Personally, as someone who grew up with SatAM before the games... I think even using SatAM as a baseline is fine? I know a lot of elements from Archie are long standing and beloved, but even taking the cast as they were in the show, I think they could be developed and refined to fit into the world of IDW.

    Though it'd be weird for Archie to own the rights to... a ship. I get Lynx Nicole, but wat?
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    Mega got a reaction from Salamander in Pokémon Brillant Diamond & Shining Pearl (Coming Late 2021) + Legends Arceus (Coming Early 2022)   
    I'm worried that this'll just be based on vanilla D/P and lose all the improvements Platinum brought to the table. 😕 I hear OG D/P aren't exactly a great experience.
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    Mega got a reaction from Redemption in Your Unanswered Sonic Questions   
    He went on vacation at Carnival Night Zone and couldn't get past the barrel.

    I'm also curious as to what happened to Flicky/Ricky/etc. Generations aside, I mean.
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    Mega got a reaction from Silvereyes in Sonic Prime coming to Netflix in 2022   
    What if it actually acknowledges the old continuities? That would be SO rad. Like, imagine SatAM, AoStH, OVA, that one obscure manga, etc, getting acknowledged.

    It's a pipe dream, but. Dang.
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    Mega got a reaction from Rabbitearsblog in Sonic Prime coming to Netflix in 2022   
    What if it actually acknowledges the old continuities? That would be SO rad. Like, imagine SatAM, AoStH, OVA, that one obscure manga, etc, getting acknowledged.

    It's a pipe dream, but. Dang.
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    Mega got a reaction from PC the Hedgehog in Sonic Prime coming to Netflix in 2022   
    What if it actually acknowledges the old continuities? That would be SO rad. Like, imagine SatAM, AoStH, OVA, that one obscure manga, etc, getting acknowledged.

    It's a pipe dream, but. Dang.
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    Mega got a reaction from Redemption in Sonic Prime coming to Netflix in 2022   
    What if it actually acknowledges the old continuities? That would be SO rad. Like, imagine SatAM, AoStH, OVA, that one obscure manga, etc, getting acknowledged.

    It's a pipe dream, but. Dang.
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    Mega got a reaction from Mr Silvia in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from Dr. Mechano in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from iDEATH in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from SBR2 in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from Rocketjay8 in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from SaturnWolf in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from Sapphirine Wind in What are some mandates by Sega you don't agree with?   
    ...Are we really having transphobia here on a freaking Sonic the Hedgehog forum?

    Please. Gender identity is not "corruption". Neither is being gay.

    Anyway, I hate the Shadow mandates because I feel like they're forcing him to be a caricature of the character he used to be. Shadow wasn't even that edgy or angry in SA2... He actually quipped from time to time and had a respect for Sonic.
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    Mega got a reaction from A Random Villager in Rally 4 Sally   
    Re: Sally not having much character depth

    I blame bad writing from Penders. I think Sally is a character who can be more than the straight man... when she's allowed to be.

    I feel like SatAM at least gave her moments of vulnerability and weakness. Was it perfect? No. But that's why I think reimagining is so important. Take what works, improve what doesn't.
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    Mega got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Rally 4 Sally   
    Can I just say I don't get why the Freedom Fighters being adapted into other media like the games or IDW is such a hot topic?

    I guess it's because to me I look at, say, Harley Quinn, who came from Bataman TAS and was later adapted into the comics and films or TMNT, where the 80's cartoon was effectively to the original comics what SatAM is to the Sonic games (albeit in opposite directions). Still, it was radically different in tone and style, yet many elements of the 80's show carried over into other iterations, like IDW and 2k12.

    In other franchises, characters from spinoff continuities often get re-imagined in subsequent iterations, and it's something to enjoy as a nod to a franchise's history in many forms.

    Yet with SatAM characters, so many people jump to the absolute worst conclusions or complain that because SatAM/Archie/etc aren't the "true" vision of the series, people should just get over it and that their adaptation into other Sonic media would be doomed from the start.
    The thing is, a LOT of Sonic characters are divisive to certain parts of the fandom. Amy, Shadow, Silver, Cream- series staples with devoted fans who also have huge detractors.
    That's not to say I expect this campaign to work, but for crying out loud- it is possible to reimagine old characters in a way that fits newer continuities. It just takes a little creativity.
    Mind you, I got into Sonic through SatAM, not the games. I have a very different background than most Sonic fans in that regard, and while I do like other continuities, too, this kinda discourse just sorta boggles the mind. You gotta understand that the Freedom Fighters, unlike, say, Dr. Zachary, are very long lasting characters. They lasted, what, almost two decades, if not slightly more than that due to Archie's lengthy run?
    That's a significant part of Sonic history, even if it's not everyone's favorite version of the franchise.
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    Mega got a reaction from Emperor Robrainiac in Rally 4 Sally   
    Can I just say I don't get why the Freedom Fighters being adapted into other media like the games or IDW is such a hot topic?

    I guess it's because to me I look at, say, Harley Quinn, who came from Bataman TAS and was later adapted into the comics and films or TMNT, where the 80's cartoon was effectively to the original comics what SatAM is to the Sonic games (albeit in opposite directions). Still, it was radically different in tone and style, yet many elements of the 80's show carried over into other iterations, like IDW and 2k12.

    In other franchises, characters from spinoff continuities often get re-imagined in subsequent iterations, and it's something to enjoy as a nod to a franchise's history in many forms.

    Yet with SatAM characters, so many people jump to the absolute worst conclusions or complain that because SatAM/Archie/etc aren't the "true" vision of the series, people should just get over it and that their adaptation into other Sonic media would be doomed from the start.
    The thing is, a LOT of Sonic characters are divisive to certain parts of the fandom. Amy, Shadow, Silver, Cream- series staples with devoted fans who also have huge detractors.
    That's not to say I expect this campaign to work, but for crying out loud- it is possible to reimagine old characters in a way that fits newer continuities. It just takes a little creativity.
    Mind you, I got into Sonic through SatAM, not the games. I have a very different background than most Sonic fans in that regard, and while I do like other continuities, too, this kinda discourse just sorta boggles the mind. You gotta understand that the Freedom Fighters, unlike, say, Dr. Zachary, are very long lasting characters. They lasted, what, almost two decades, if not slightly more than that due to Archie's lengthy run?
    That's a significant part of Sonic history, even if it's not everyone's favorite version of the franchise.
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    Mega got a reaction from Thigolf in Rally 4 Sally   
    Can I just say I don't get why the Freedom Fighters being adapted into other media like the games or IDW is such a hot topic?

    I guess it's because to me I look at, say, Harley Quinn, who came from Bataman TAS and was later adapted into the comics and films or TMNT, where the 80's cartoon was effectively to the original comics what SatAM is to the Sonic games (albeit in opposite directions). Still, it was radically different in tone and style, yet many elements of the 80's show carried over into other iterations, like IDW and 2k12.

    In other franchises, characters from spinoff continuities often get re-imagined in subsequent iterations, and it's something to enjoy as a nod to a franchise's history in many forms.

    Yet with SatAM characters, so many people jump to the absolute worst conclusions or complain that because SatAM/Archie/etc aren't the "true" vision of the series, people should just get over it and that their adaptation into other Sonic media would be doomed from the start.
    The thing is, a LOT of Sonic characters are divisive to certain parts of the fandom. Amy, Shadow, Silver, Cream- series staples with devoted fans who also have huge detractors.
    That's not to say I expect this campaign to work, but for crying out loud- it is possible to reimagine old characters in a way that fits newer continuities. It just takes a little creativity.
    Mind you, I got into Sonic through SatAM, not the games. I have a very different background than most Sonic fans in that regard, and while I do like other continuities, too, this kinda discourse just sorta boggles the mind. You gotta understand that the Freedom Fighters, unlike, say, Dr. Zachary, are very long lasting characters. They lasted, what, almost two decades, if not slightly more than that due to Archie's lengthy run?
    That's a significant part of Sonic history, even if it's not everyone's favorite version of the franchise.
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    Mega got a reaction from Kuzu in Rally 4 Sally   
    Can I just say I don't get why the Freedom Fighters being adapted into other media like the games or IDW is such a hot topic?

    I guess it's because to me I look at, say, Harley Quinn, who came from Bataman TAS and was later adapted into the comics and films or TMNT, where the 80's cartoon was effectively to the original comics what SatAM is to the Sonic games (albeit in opposite directions). Still, it was radically different in tone and style, yet many elements of the 80's show carried over into other iterations, like IDW and 2k12.

    In other franchises, characters from spinoff continuities often get re-imagined in subsequent iterations, and it's something to enjoy as a nod to a franchise's history in many forms.

    Yet with SatAM characters, so many people jump to the absolute worst conclusions or complain that because SatAM/Archie/etc aren't the "true" vision of the series, people should just get over it and that their adaptation into other Sonic media would be doomed from the start.
    The thing is, a LOT of Sonic characters are divisive to certain parts of the fandom. Amy, Shadow, Silver, Cream- series staples with devoted fans who also have huge detractors.
    That's not to say I expect this campaign to work, but for crying out loud- it is possible to reimagine old characters in a way that fits newer continuities. It just takes a little creativity.
    Mind you, I got into Sonic through SatAM, not the games. I have a very different background than most Sonic fans in that regard, and while I do like other continuities, too, this kinda discourse just sorta boggles the mind. You gotta understand that the Freedom Fighters, unlike, say, Dr. Zachary, are very long lasting characters. They lasted, what, almost two decades, if not slightly more than that due to Archie's lengthy run?
    That's a significant part of Sonic history, even if it's not everyone's favorite version of the franchise.
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    Mega got a reaction from Sean in Rally 4 Sally   
    Can I just say I don't get why the Freedom Fighters being adapted into other media like the games or IDW is such a hot topic?

    I guess it's because to me I look at, say, Harley Quinn, who came from Bataman TAS and was later adapted into the comics and films or TMNT, where the 80's cartoon was effectively to the original comics what SatAM is to the Sonic games (albeit in opposite directions). Still, it was radically different in tone and style, yet many elements of the 80's show carried over into other iterations, like IDW and 2k12.

    In other franchises, characters from spinoff continuities often get re-imagined in subsequent iterations, and it's something to enjoy as a nod to a franchise's history in many forms.

    Yet with SatAM characters, so many people jump to the absolute worst conclusions or complain that because SatAM/Archie/etc aren't the "true" vision of the series, people should just get over it and that their adaptation into other Sonic media would be doomed from the start.
    The thing is, a LOT of Sonic characters are divisive to certain parts of the fandom. Amy, Shadow, Silver, Cream- series staples with devoted fans who also have huge detractors.
    That's not to say I expect this campaign to work, but for crying out loud- it is possible to reimagine old characters in a way that fits newer continuities. It just takes a little creativity.
    Mind you, I got into Sonic through SatAM, not the games. I have a very different background than most Sonic fans in that regard, and while I do like other continuities, too, this kinda discourse just sorta boggles the mind. You gotta understand that the Freedom Fighters, unlike, say, Dr. Zachary, are very long lasting characters. They lasted, what, almost two decades, if not slightly more than that due to Archie's lengthy run?
    That's a significant part of Sonic history, even if it's not everyone's favorite version of the franchise.
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    Mega got a reaction from Mr Silvia in Rally 4 Sally   
    Can I just say I don't get why the Freedom Fighters being adapted into other media like the games or IDW is such a hot topic?

    I guess it's because to me I look at, say, Harley Quinn, who came from Bataman TAS and was later adapted into the comics and films or TMNT, where the 80's cartoon was effectively to the original comics what SatAM is to the Sonic games (albeit in opposite directions). Still, it was radically different in tone and style, yet many elements of the 80's show carried over into other iterations, like IDW and 2k12.

    In other franchises, characters from spinoff continuities often get re-imagined in subsequent iterations, and it's something to enjoy as a nod to a franchise's history in many forms.

    Yet with SatAM characters, so many people jump to the absolute worst conclusions or complain that because SatAM/Archie/etc aren't the "true" vision of the series, people should just get over it and that their adaptation into other Sonic media would be doomed from the start.
    The thing is, a LOT of Sonic characters are divisive to certain parts of the fandom. Amy, Shadow, Silver, Cream- series staples with devoted fans who also have huge detractors.
    That's not to say I expect this campaign to work, but for crying out loud- it is possible to reimagine old characters in a way that fits newer continuities. It just takes a little creativity.
    Mind you, I got into Sonic through SatAM, not the games. I have a very different background than most Sonic fans in that regard, and while I do like other continuities, too, this kinda discourse just sorta boggles the mind. You gotta understand that the Freedom Fighters, unlike, say, Dr. Zachary, are very long lasting characters. They lasted, what, almost two decades, if not slightly more than that due to Archie's lengthy run?
    That's a significant part of Sonic history, even if it's not everyone's favorite version of the franchise.
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    Mega got a reaction from Zaysho in Rally 4 Sally   
    Can I just say I don't get why the Freedom Fighters being adapted into other media like the games or IDW is such a hot topic?

    I guess it's because to me I look at, say, Harley Quinn, who came from Bataman TAS and was later adapted into the comics and films or TMNT, where the 80's cartoon was effectively to the original comics what SatAM is to the Sonic games (albeit in opposite directions). Still, it was radically different in tone and style, yet many elements of the 80's show carried over into other iterations, like IDW and 2k12.

    In other franchises, characters from spinoff continuities often get re-imagined in subsequent iterations, and it's something to enjoy as a nod to a franchise's history in many forms.

    Yet with SatAM characters, so many people jump to the absolute worst conclusions or complain that because SatAM/Archie/etc aren't the "true" vision of the series, people should just get over it and that their adaptation into other Sonic media would be doomed from the start.
    The thing is, a LOT of Sonic characters are divisive to certain parts of the fandom. Amy, Shadow, Silver, Cream- series staples with devoted fans who also have huge detractors.
    That's not to say I expect this campaign to work, but for crying out loud- it is possible to reimagine old characters in a way that fits newer continuities. It just takes a little creativity.
    Mind you, I got into Sonic through SatAM, not the games. I have a very different background than most Sonic fans in that regard, and while I do like other continuities, too, this kinda discourse just sorta boggles the mind. You gotta understand that the Freedom Fighters, unlike, say, Dr. Zachary, are very long lasting characters. They lasted, what, almost two decades, if not slightly more than that due to Archie's lengthy run?
    That's a significant part of Sonic history, even if it's not everyone's favorite version of the franchise.
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