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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sure, but that risks killing a lot of physical sales - which comic shops across the country depend on for their livelihood. Diamond essentially potentially mortally wounded the direct market for comics so publishers like IDW are scrambling to try and save it.
    The situation currently going on is more an issue within the comics industry and it's established system and preserving the status quo.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Âmesang in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sure, but that risks killing a lot of physical sales - which comic shops across the country depend on for their livelihood. Diamond essentially potentially mortally wounded the direct market for comics so publishers like IDW are scrambling to try and save it.
    The situation currently going on is more an issue within the comics industry and it's established system and preserving the status quo.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Jack out of the comics! in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sure, but that risks killing a lot of physical sales - which comic shops across the country depend on for their livelihood. Diamond essentially potentially mortally wounded the direct market for comics so publishers like IDW are scrambling to try and save it.
    The situation currently going on is more an issue within the comics industry and it's established system and preserving the status quo.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Zaysho in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sure, but that risks killing a lot of physical sales - which comic shops across the country depend on for their livelihood. Diamond essentially potentially mortally wounded the direct market for comics so publishers like IDW are scrambling to try and save it.
    The situation currently going on is more an issue within the comics industry and it's established system and preserving the status quo.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Miragnarok in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Sure, but that risks killing a lot of physical sales - which comic shops across the country depend on for their livelihood. Diamond essentially potentially mortally wounded the direct market for comics so publishers like IDW are scrambling to try and save it.
    The situation currently going on is more an issue within the comics industry and it's established system and preserving the status quo.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from BlueSky in Why is everyone taking Infinite Seriously, a Discussion about Infinite's character, and why he's in my top 5 characters.   
    I love Infinite and will be disappointed if Forces is his only appearance in the series. Here's the thing with Infinite - I do take him seriously as a villain, but I think people misunderstand the role he serves. Infinite is not the big bad in Sonic Forces, Eggman is. Eggman takes over the world, Eggman is the final boss you fight, and everything is framed as the Resistance fighting Eggman. Nothing in any of Sonic Forces' various material shows Infinite has any machinations of anything more than what he is - Eggman's hired goon/general. He attempts to fight Eggman briefly during the Rise of Infinite comic, but then immediately agrees to work for Eggman based on the vision he gets. He and his squad work for Eggman until they're taken out by Shadow, which motivates him to be experimented on to get strong enough to beat Shadow and anyone he perceives as being stronger than him - a petty reason based on his ego and self perception.
    Throughout the main campaign he is presented as a credible threat - or rather the Phantom Ruby is. Infinite's act is all bravado, he sees the ruby's power as his own power and this gives him a cockiness and smugness that is completely unearned. The game presents him as a major threat who oozes pompousness and you can't wait to deck in the face: and the game gives you three opportunities to actually do so and push him off his pedestal. Infinite is a hubristic lackey, and this is what I love about him. He's like a melding of Jet and Metal Sonic with some Fang thrown in for good measure - his role is to talk a lot of trash and then get his ass handed to him in a cathartic act for the player. I would love to see Infinite come back as a mid or penultimate boss to shoot his mouth off toward Sonic and then be put in his place leaving with a "I'll get you next time, Gadget" line. Don't look to him to fill the roles served by other big bads like Mephiles or Merlina - characters with the power or motivation to make them compelling on their own. Infinite is on the same level as Orbot and Cubot, except his personality is defined by his ego and he can be used in a boss fight.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Bowbowis in Why is everyone taking Infinite Seriously, a Discussion about Infinite's character, and why he's in my top 5 characters.   
    I love Infinite and will be disappointed if Forces is his only appearance in the series. Here's the thing with Infinite - I do take him seriously as a villain, but I think people misunderstand the role he serves. Infinite is not the big bad in Sonic Forces, Eggman is. Eggman takes over the world, Eggman is the final boss you fight, and everything is framed as the Resistance fighting Eggman. Nothing in any of Sonic Forces' various material shows Infinite has any machinations of anything more than what he is - Eggman's hired goon/general. He attempts to fight Eggman briefly during the Rise of Infinite comic, but then immediately agrees to work for Eggman based on the vision he gets. He and his squad work for Eggman until they're taken out by Shadow, which motivates him to be experimented on to get strong enough to beat Shadow and anyone he perceives as being stronger than him - a petty reason based on his ego and self perception.
    Throughout the main campaign he is presented as a credible threat - or rather the Phantom Ruby is. Infinite's act is all bravado, he sees the ruby's power as his own power and this gives him a cockiness and smugness that is completely unearned. The game presents him as a major threat who oozes pompousness and you can't wait to deck in the face: and the game gives you three opportunities to actually do so and push him off his pedestal. Infinite is a hubristic lackey, and this is what I love about him. He's like a melding of Jet and Metal Sonic with some Fang thrown in for good measure - his role is to talk a lot of trash and then get his ass handed to him in a cathartic act for the player. I would love to see Infinite come back as a mid or penultimate boss to shoot his mouth off toward Sonic and then be put in his place leaving with a "I'll get you next time, Gadget" line. Don't look to him to fill the roles served by other big bads like Mephiles or Merlina - characters with the power or motivation to make them compelling on their own. Infinite is on the same level as Orbot and Cubot, except his personality is defined by his ego and he can be used in a boss fight.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from isCasted in Why is everyone taking Infinite Seriously, a Discussion about Infinite's character, and why he's in my top 5 characters.   
    I love Infinite and will be disappointed if Forces is his only appearance in the series. Here's the thing with Infinite - I do take him seriously as a villain, but I think people misunderstand the role he serves. Infinite is not the big bad in Sonic Forces, Eggman is. Eggman takes over the world, Eggman is the final boss you fight, and everything is framed as the Resistance fighting Eggman. Nothing in any of Sonic Forces' various material shows Infinite has any machinations of anything more than what he is - Eggman's hired goon/general. He attempts to fight Eggman briefly during the Rise of Infinite comic, but then immediately agrees to work for Eggman based on the vision he gets. He and his squad work for Eggman until they're taken out by Shadow, which motivates him to be experimented on to get strong enough to beat Shadow and anyone he perceives as being stronger than him - a petty reason based on his ego and self perception.
    Throughout the main campaign he is presented as a credible threat - or rather the Phantom Ruby is. Infinite's act is all bravado, he sees the ruby's power as his own power and this gives him a cockiness and smugness that is completely unearned. The game presents him as a major threat who oozes pompousness and you can't wait to deck in the face: and the game gives you three opportunities to actually do so and push him off his pedestal. Infinite is a hubristic lackey, and this is what I love about him. He's like a melding of Jet and Metal Sonic with some Fang thrown in for good measure - his role is to talk a lot of trash and then get his ass handed to him in a cathartic act for the player. I would love to see Infinite come back as a mid or penultimate boss to shoot his mouth off toward Sonic and then be put in his place leaving with a "I'll get you next time, Gadget" line. Don't look to him to fill the roles served by other big bads like Mephiles or Merlina - characters with the power or motivation to make them compelling on their own. Infinite is on the same level as Orbot and Cubot, except his personality is defined by his ego and he can be used in a boss fight.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Sonic Fan J in Why is everyone taking Infinite Seriously, a Discussion about Infinite's character, and why he's in my top 5 characters.   
    I love Infinite and will be disappointed if Forces is his only appearance in the series. Here's the thing with Infinite - I do take him seriously as a villain, but I think people misunderstand the role he serves. Infinite is not the big bad in Sonic Forces, Eggman is. Eggman takes over the world, Eggman is the final boss you fight, and everything is framed as the Resistance fighting Eggman. Nothing in any of Sonic Forces' various material shows Infinite has any machinations of anything more than what he is - Eggman's hired goon/general. He attempts to fight Eggman briefly during the Rise of Infinite comic, but then immediately agrees to work for Eggman based on the vision he gets. He and his squad work for Eggman until they're taken out by Shadow, which motivates him to be experimented on to get strong enough to beat Shadow and anyone he perceives as being stronger than him - a petty reason based on his ego and self perception.
    Throughout the main campaign he is presented as a credible threat - or rather the Phantom Ruby is. Infinite's act is all bravado, he sees the ruby's power as his own power and this gives him a cockiness and smugness that is completely unearned. The game presents him as a major threat who oozes pompousness and you can't wait to deck in the face: and the game gives you three opportunities to actually do so and push him off his pedestal. Infinite is a hubristic lackey, and this is what I love about him. He's like a melding of Jet and Metal Sonic with some Fang thrown in for good measure - his role is to talk a lot of trash and then get his ass handed to him in a cathartic act for the player. I would love to see Infinite come back as a mid or penultimate boss to shoot his mouth off toward Sonic and then be put in his place leaving with a "I'll get you next time, Gadget" line. Don't look to him to fill the roles served by other big bads like Mephiles or Merlina - characters with the power or motivation to make them compelling on their own. Infinite is on the same level as Orbot and Cubot, except his personality is defined by his ego and he can be used in a boss fight.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from FFWF in Why is everyone taking Infinite Seriously, a Discussion about Infinite's character, and why he's in my top 5 characters.   
    I love Infinite and will be disappointed if Forces is his only appearance in the series. Here's the thing with Infinite - I do take him seriously as a villain, but I think people misunderstand the role he serves. Infinite is not the big bad in Sonic Forces, Eggman is. Eggman takes over the world, Eggman is the final boss you fight, and everything is framed as the Resistance fighting Eggman. Nothing in any of Sonic Forces' various material shows Infinite has any machinations of anything more than what he is - Eggman's hired goon/general. He attempts to fight Eggman briefly during the Rise of Infinite comic, but then immediately agrees to work for Eggman based on the vision he gets. He and his squad work for Eggman until they're taken out by Shadow, which motivates him to be experimented on to get strong enough to beat Shadow and anyone he perceives as being stronger than him - a petty reason based on his ego and self perception.
    Throughout the main campaign he is presented as a credible threat - or rather the Phantom Ruby is. Infinite's act is all bravado, he sees the ruby's power as his own power and this gives him a cockiness and smugness that is completely unearned. The game presents him as a major threat who oozes pompousness and you can't wait to deck in the face: and the game gives you three opportunities to actually do so and push him off his pedestal. Infinite is a hubristic lackey, and this is what I love about him. He's like a melding of Jet and Metal Sonic with some Fang thrown in for good measure - his role is to talk a lot of trash and then get his ass handed to him in a cathartic act for the player. I would love to see Infinite come back as a mid or penultimate boss to shoot his mouth off toward Sonic and then be put in his place leaving with a "I'll get you next time, Gadget" line. Don't look to him to fill the roles served by other big bads like Mephiles or Merlina - characters with the power or motivation to make them compelling on their own. Infinite is on the same level as Orbot and Cubot, except his personality is defined by his ego and he can be used in a boss fight.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Jango in Sonic 30th predictions   
    The Advance games were re-released on the Wii U Virtual Console, so it's not like they've never done it before. And I've played at least SA3 on the Gamecube via the connector - they certainly look better than the Game Gear games do via Gems Collection and Adventure DX.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Sonictrainer in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from GamerGirl54321 in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Someguy in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from goldenchimchar in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from The Tenth Doctor in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    While I'll in no way defend Penders for his recent outbursts and many of the claims he's made over the years - I will always be a bit understanding about the situation with Locke. Locke and Knuckles' relationship was made in the image of Penders' relationship with his own father and all the mixed feelings he had about it. Locke's death in Mobius 25 Years Later in particular was a direct parallel to his father's death and the story in question is dedicated to him. Whatever opinion you have about Locke as a character or as a parent to Knuckles, there's no denying that Penders has good reason to be personally attached to that character, dynamic, and story. I'm also of the opinion Ian wrote the Penders cast better than Penders himself did, and I have no issues with Locke's death in STH 184. But I can understand Penders feeling hurt about that particular change from a personal perspective.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DryLagoon in What if Sonic Team did make all the humans in Adventure Era up have the same overall syle as Sonic and Co.?   
    Uekawa's art was the basis for the character design in Sonic X, though Satoshi Hirayama made the final designs based on Uekawa's art. So you can probably look to those designs for what non-Eggman Uekawa humans look like.
     
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DabigRG in What if Sonic Team did make all the humans in Adventure Era up have the same overall syle as Sonic and Co.?   
    Uekawa's art was the basis for the character design in Sonic X, though Satoshi Hirayama made the final designs based on Uekawa's art. So you can probably look to those designs for what non-Eggman Uekawa humans look like.
     
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    It's possible they may change over time. Negative reaction to Amy's personality resulted in Free Riders and Generations led to her behaving differently in Lost World and Forces. It's conceivable that negative reaction to Shadow or other characters may also result in a course correction. Or not, hard to tell.
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    GentlemanX got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    It's possible they may change over time. Negative reaction to Amy's personality resulted in Free Riders and Generations led to her behaving differently in Lost World and Forces. It's conceivable that negative reaction to Shadow or other characters may also result in a course correction. Or not, hard to tell.
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