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    Austroid got a reaction from tailsBOOM! in Who is your favorite Sonic character?   
    If you asked me a long time ago, I'd say Eggman without a doubt. But in recent years its been more of a tie between him and Knuckles.

    With Eggman I've had a long history of loving the bad guys; whether it be Darth Vader or The Joker villains were always cool to a younger me. I adore his design (leaning a bit more toward classic nowadays) and how deceiving it can look. I like his self-obsession which is pretty iconic at this point, and also just how versatile of a villain he can be against Sonic and his fuzzy friends.
    Knuckles is a bit more relatable to me. (though I've been told I have a self-obsession lol) I like his lone wolf attitude, and his self-discipline when it comes to protecting the Master Emerald and Angel Island. I also love his big heart beneath his rough outer shell; despite be repeatedly tricked by Eggman over the years, he still wants to believe there's a shred of good in the mad doctor. I honestly find that quite sweet and admirable. He's also just got a neat and memorable design too. (gotta love those spiked mittens!)
    Eggman and Knuckles also have an interesting dynamic with each other, which tends to be more interesting than the general "good vs evil" with Sonic and Eggman. In addition to Knuckles wanting to believe Eggman could change his evil ways, you never really know if Eggman truly dislikes Knuckles as much as the others, or if he sees a bit of an ally in the echidna.
    I'd totally be down for an Eggman/Knuckles team up!
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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Fan Attitudes to Eggman   
    I'm also going to have to disagree with OP on this.
    I think part of the charm with Eggman, at least for me, is that his design is so deceiving. At face value you have this funny-looking man with a balloon-shaped body and a giant mustache. But beyond that you have a narcissistic and pretty evil guy that cares little for living creatures, and wants nothing but complete control of whatever he may lay eyes on.

    "I just want to enslave animals to build my death machines~"
    Yes Eggman can be goofy, (not Boom-levels of goofy imo) but that's only part of his personality. He's Sonic's archenemy and supposed to be a credible threat to the heroes. Without that what is the series about?
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    Austroid reacted to Conquering Storm’s Servant in Fan Attitudes to Eggman   
    There’s nothing menacing or dark in the names Batman or Joker, but that’s not how stories make characters menacing, now is it?
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    Austroid reacted to A person, that exists in Fan Attitudes to Eggman   
    Personally, I think that Eggman could be comedic and villainous at the same time, like his Sonic Adventure self. That Eggman could scratch his ass in one scene, and destroy the moon in the other. 
    Because, really, the Eggman we have currently is not even a threat, really. While villains like Bowser or Doctor Cortex usually sit in the back and send their minions at you, this guy has so much self-confidence, that he takes Sonic head-on in almost all of the games and fails terribly. Honestly, with this kinda villain the whole adventure just feels meaningless, because, eh, it's Eggman, the stakes aren't set too high. Actually, now that I think about it, this could be the reason why Eggman plays 2nd fiddle to a different villain/group of villains in almost every game since Sonic Adventure 2. Eggman is incompetent, and frankly feels more like an annoyance, than a threat, so him being the main villain would just be boring and stupid. Heck, the only game in 17 years where Eggman took the main role was Sonic Colors, perhaps the most boring Modern game plot-wise.
    In my opinion, the perfect Eggman would be a sort of mix between the Joker and the AosTH Robotnik. He's comedic and impulsive, but he's also a real threat, and has some plans that actually work. Or, Sega could stop pretending that he's the main villain and make him a support cast character, kinda like what they did with him in the 3rd season of Sonic X and in the Storybook games. And if they really want to keep Eggman as a boss, they could make him a rival to Sonic and give the main villain role to someone else. Think about it, Knuckles rivals Sonic in strength, Shadow rivals Sonic in speed, and Eggman could rival him in terms of intellect or something.
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    Austroid reacted to Ultimate Victory 64 in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Eggmanland. Just Eggmanland

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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    UPDATE: Now with Classic-era logos!

    Eggman's infamous logo has gone through some changes over the years following SA1. Some are better than others, some are less so.  
    I still like SA1's the most as its just so iconic. After that I have to say the SA2 one is nice as well;  a more cartoony look that contrasts to the more no-nonsense attitude he had in the game is great! The short-lived Heroes version I've always liked too; the more stencil-like look is very sleek.
    EDIT: Classic-wise I really like the Fighters crest, because its so unique from what you expect from Eggman nowadays. Defiantly a nice change of pace! 
    All the more modernized ones I don't find as good. There's something about adding goggles on the logo; it looks unnecessary and takes away from the simplicity.
    Don't get me started on that overly-complex Forces logo! This official t-shirt makes it looks like a Starbucks parody.

    Anyways, what variants are you most fond of?
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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Seriously that was awesome of you man! I would LOVE to have this on a shirt, poster, flag... everything lol.
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    Austroid reacted to Tracker_TD in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Boom, vectored Fighters logo. Not perfect but it'll do. 
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    Austroid reacted to Tracker_TD in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Ask and ye shall recieve:

    Might vector this actually, it's neat. Could make a good shirt. 
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    Austroid got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Yeah, the EG is a great symbol. classic-era Eggman liked variety that's for sure! Reminds me that there's an overlooked one: a military badge-like crest on Eggman's Mech and robots in Sonic the Fighters:

    Its hard to make out next to his head, but it looks like it has EGM underneath the pattern designed like his shirt. I'd love to have a rip of that symbol!
    I assumed it was the exact same as the modern one before a quick search. But it did actually have a slight difference: no goggles!

    I would say this was before the design was settled with the modern logo; but I'm not sure what exact game it showed up in...
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    Austroid reacted to StaticMania in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Well, it says EGM under that 1 on both arms, so it probably does say the same under that crest looking symbol.
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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    Yeah, I still haven't played Mania yet...
    I don't really consider the Sonic X one to be much different from SA1's. If we were to count all the slightly-different-from-SA1 symbols we see in X, there'd be about a dozen more lol.
    With the Boom one... I don't care for the show so I didn't really want to include it. Plus this is more of a "games only" list.
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    Austroid reacted to Miragnarok in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    I like the rather industrial , hexagonal shape of the 1992 logo. I also like how Unleashed’s one looks like a winged death’s head on a Puritan grave. 
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    Austroid reacted to StaticMania in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    That's actually less simple than it just being his face...
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    Austroid got a reaction from UltraGizmo64 in Favorite Eggman Logo?   
    UPDATE: Now with Classic-era logos!

    Eggman's infamous logo has gone through some changes over the years following SA1. Some are better than others, some are less so.  
    I still like SA1's the most as its just so iconic. After that I have to say the SA2 one is nice as well;  a more cartoony look that contrasts to the more no-nonsense attitude he had in the game is great! The short-lived Heroes version I've always liked too; the more stencil-like look is very sleek.
    EDIT: Classic-wise I really like the Fighters crest, because its so unique from what you expect from Eggman nowadays. Defiantly a nice change of pace! 
    All the more modernized ones I don't find as good. There's something about adding goggles on the logo; it looks unnecessary and takes away from the simplicity.
    Don't get me started on that overly-complex Forces logo! This official t-shirt makes it looks like a Starbucks parody.

    Anyways, what variants are you most fond of?
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    Austroid reacted to Osmium in Sonic - Man of the Year   
    This is a bit of an appreciation topic for "Man of the Year", a short 2D animation that was hosted in Sonic Jam, 1997. Developed by TMS Entertainment. 
    The reason for this topic? It's because it is simply the best animation featuring Sonic the Hedgehog ever made, either in 2D or 3D. 
    The animation bit itself is barely 1:20, yet manages to establish the setting and contained universe (arguably among the best Sonic canons from simply what is inferred) wonderfully, gives us good insight into out two protagonists, Sonic and Eggman and what they are all about, and a super entertaining plot that takes advantage of their many features to the max - without any words. 
    The animation immediately opens with two skyscrapers composing most of the shot, then quickly panning up to show the true scale of the city. The camera quickly moves to the northwest over a small sea to show a small island (suspiciously smooth in appearance -  artificially created at this strategic spot?) which is covered in different sorts of machinery from pipes to what looks like a big torque converter - anyway, the golden statue of Eggman triumphantly holding a wrench ( giving pleasant nods back to AoStH Robotnik's base - an intentional nod? If so, I approve.) should indicate who lives here. The removal of Eggman's home from the rest of the city should show to someone new to Sonic that this guy is removed mentally from everyone else. It's not groundbreaking technique but it is very effective establishment of the setting. 
    The pan to this golden Eggman also carries over to the next shot, as we know that this next shot takes place on this isolated island. This next shot is composed of a large, hopelessly messy room. There are piles of books and disparate objects like hammers that show that the individual is childlike yet probably quite intelligent - or mad. Probably all three. Actually, most definitely. The madness is confirmed by the left wall covered in papers, looking eerily close to one of those "conspiracy" webs. His chairs are very stylish, looking like giant chickens. The shot then turns from a distant to a close one, finally revealing up close who is responsible for this area. He's wearing pink pajamas, yawns with the newspaper and a coffee (or...some sort of red liquid) in hand. This pushes the child part even further. The background here is composed of a number of those aforementioned papers, showing Sonic scribbled and crossed out several times, with other newspapers with marker on them. His chair is also a broken egg - nice touch.This is the first establishment of Eggman's rivalry with Sonic to anyone who is new to Sonic. Next to these is a giant picture of Eggman looking smug with a crown drawn over him. This along with the fact his base is a giant version of himself should show exactly what kind of egoistical man we are dealing with.
    Eggman, with his default tired state looks at the newspaper and immediately does a comedic spit take with everything on the desk jumping with him, including several opened books and a can of some sort. Late night last night, Eggman? Or he hasn't moved those in weeks. This is where the animation starts getting great, with great squash and stretch Eggman frantically stares at the paper with his hat flying off his round head. It should be said you never get to see Eggman's eyes directly, only those glasses so his facial emotions are represented largely by his mouth and fold. This transcends just this animation, but this fact is always fascinating, as it manages to make Eggman emotive yet eerily inhuman all at once as eyes really do represent a lot of emotion. The shot changes to show the newspaper of controversy - none other than Sonic himself, a subconscious answer to the papers on the wall just a second ago, and so his surprise at the newspaper is satisfactory after everything shown before. 
    The picture of Sonic is one of him winking with a great thumbs up foreshortened to the max. Manages to make Sonic look triumphant, but also as obnoxious as possible from the perspective of the doctor. The headline in bold is "Man of the year SONIC!". Eggman is physically shaking from frustration at the damn thing. The emotiveness is fantastic. The shot changes back to Eggman's front as he lurches up to fill nearly the whole shot for a moment, showing his presumed dominance at the situation. With this dominance, he tears the newspaper to pieces and collects them into a large ball and with the scowliest scowl ever, gives it a energy filled overhand throw offscreen, with explicit motion lines on the ball. This immense energy raditating from him in contrast to his morning studders and yawn just seconds ago show how invested he is in the game with his largest enemy. 
    The paper ball hits an inactivated monitor and with yellow shock lines bounces off the screen to be unseen but not forgotten, as the tap activates the monitor to give Eggman a little more torment. The monitor flickers to show us a polis looking area filled with animaniacs-style looking humans in the city shown at the very beginning. We cannot hear anything from the monitor, but an adjacent speaker vibrating clearly indicates the energy of what is happening on the screen. A lanky looking reporter lips quickly into his microphone and then consecutively waves energetically and fanfarically. The monitor shows us Sonic in the flesh for the first time, now looking more aggressive than in any of Eggman's pictures. Perhaps this is meant to be a "takeover" of sorts in Eggman's mind as the pictures of Sonic before were obnoxious and aggrandizing, but now Sonic looks more confident than ever, his eyes could be peering straight at Eggman from the other side. A quick aside, this is the best Sonic has ever looked in animation. He looks like SoJ box art, just now with some tweaks for cartooning purposes. Next to Sonic are the words, angled, flashy in pink and green, MAN OF THE YEAR SONIC. This is being comedically pushed on Eggman now. The shot changes to a scene of diverse kids all shouting into a microphone with great enthusiasm. 
    Eggman then extends and stretches as far as he can towards the screen, teeth gritted, vibrating with rage. All the attention gained by Sonic obviously has now pushed Eggman even further to the edge, more than before. But he then lurches too far, looses his balance and falls comedically off the screen, with a whole plethora of objects being flown into the air along with dust clouds taking his place. The shot changes showing the pile of forecefully rearranged objects on the floor with Eggman bursting out of the top, another one of his many messes. He now holds a bloody Sonic doll, waving it over his head and thrashing it in circles before bringing it to the camera as close as possible while he strangles the living fuck out of it. Perhaps the foreshortened doll, just as large as Eggman in the shot is meant to show the dominance that Sonic is having in Eggman's life. Anyway, Eggman is as cross as he can be. But this immediately changes, with a squash and stretch, his expression goes from rage to a realization unkonwn to the audience, as with his "o" mouth and one frame of this glasses being larger than the other with raised eyebrow. While this happens, the Sonic doll reduces in size as Eggman pulls it back, indicating that Eggman may now have a way to get even with Sonic. 
    His face now changes to the famous classic Eggman grin and he rushes off at great speed out of the shot. With pieces of something blown behind him, showing the instantaneous speed as a reaction to his newest plan. The next shot is set further back, showing the room in perspective. His desk is large and in front as is now a relatively familiar location so far. A black door with red ovals sits smaller at the further end, drawing suspicion. Eggman is so filled with glee he skipps with the Sonic doll in hand as the door slides open for him, revealing a room much more indicative of a laboratory setting, blindingly white walls, generic dials and some keypads strewn on the wall. We only see this little part of the room for about 2.5 seconds, reminding us of the mysterious elements Eggman sports as well. He runs around a corner and the door slides shut, both to the room and to this part of the animation. 
    The next shot is back in the city. This is now important as we've had a lot of buildup to this setting, both from the beginning and from the monitor. But now we are close and personal to it for the first time. We get a good look at the "concrete canyon", two lines of skyscrapers surrounding a six lane highway showing what a large place this is. This should tell you what a big deal Sonic is to get such a reputation in a place analogous to New York City and why Eggman is so upset at this, for multiple reasons. This is also the first time we get some real action and the first time a shot pans, apart from the very first. This starts with the still look at the buildings, nothing moving apart from the street far below. But then a dot shows itself on the left wall of buildings. It approaches at a rapid pace and the camera pans back at a slightly slower speed as the dot. The "dot" catches up quickly and details are added just as so. It's Sonic in the flesh. He jumps from side to side far above the street showing his agility and as a result his confidence as he does all this with his trademark grin. We see all this from above. He then goes up, comes straight at the camera with spines upright and takes a turn, being just about as close he could be to us. He then goes back down the building and then goes eye level with the camera, jumping side to side and evading the camera altogether not before jumping down to street level, disappearing from sight. The fluidness of the animation here is on par with Sonic CD and shows what Sonic is capable of, a conclusion to all the the pictures and stills of Sonic looking so confident before. 
    The shot changes again, this time now from an alleyway. We see Sonic run by in side profile on a larger street. But in the foreground is a suspiciously looking Sonic leg and shoe, with a rocket booster and rollerskates attached underneath. Clearly someone looking to imitate Sonic. Can you guess who it is? Suddenly the boosters fire to life with yellow hot sparks eminating as he accelerates. The camera stays close to the ground to give a larger feeling of motion. Eggman, now fully revealed in his ridiculous Sonic suit, turns and flails his arms like a chicken, waiting to fall on his face, but regains balance onto the big street. As Eggman regains balance, he then puts his arms strongly behind him and blasts off to speeds on par with Sonic's. This is also the first time we see the people in the flesh, standing on the sidewalk looking aghast as this blue thing explodes past them. He winds in an s-pattern down the street. 
    The shot changes to looking down at the street at a 50 degree angle. Sonic himself speeds by, unbeknownst to what's about to ensue. Eggman follows just as fast but takes a different path from Sonic. This is the first time we get a look of him from the front in the Sonic costume, with the most Eggmany grin ever, complete fun and frivolousness. The mayhem ensues. A side shot now; a calm looking woman with a yellow coat and purple pants (hey, it was the nineties!) walks slowly with a huge paper bag of groceries. Eggman, now going so fast there's really little difference between him in this form and Sonic himself speeds by, the force of the air emits torque on the woman and she spins like a top with food flying everywhere aided by those huge motion lines again. This scene becomes complete with a look at a street gang with apples and a loaf of bread shoved into their mouths all with eyes gouging. It's quite funny really.
    Eggman then travels towards the camera on a shiny sidewalk grinning massively. He stops in front of three young girls who saw the motion and apparently assumed Sonic was approaching as they are impulsively holding out a sheet of paper hoping their idol obliges. Eggman approaches with a marker, and proceeds to draw all over their faces, all while looking as happy as happy can be. He then impressively stops after winding his marker around and does a quite humerous "ta-dahh!" pose before jumping with what must be all 400 pounds of him out of sight with rockets blaring. We then see the kids turn towards the camera and the gone Eggman, with lines and symbols all over their faces. The Sonic doll the middle girl holds (apparently the same sort Eggman had?) has an x on the face. They look flabbergasted as you would if an Egg Man dressed as a hedgehog drew all over you face. 
    Eggman then goes full-on violent mode. He jumps from car to car, making each wind out of control with his bounces (and at his size? That's a lot of inertia!). With the convertible he adds a special flair; doing a full-on spin jump! The shot changes as the still spinning Eggman smashes into a stool with a painter on it who proceeds to fall and splatter spring green paint. An adjacent boombox player loses his balance. He then bounces and spins through a pile of cardboard boxes on a truck making them pile everywhere before approaching a traffic light pole and bends it with people behind running and screaming. As he leaves the shot via another bounce, a red car smashes into the pole. This is one of the most impressive shots of the whole animation, as everything happens one immediately after the other in just 4 seconds. The next shot is a far away one showing the full impact of what's just happened. 12 vehicles all sit in a crash, with a thirteenth approaching and hitting as well, and more coming from the other street. Absolute chaos. As the camera pans up we can see Eggman disappear around a corner in the long distance. Then we get a throwback to earlier. Upon a monitor is a picture of Eggman sticking out his tongue and pulling down his eyelid dressed as Sonic. Next to this reads in the same stylish letters, WORST OF THE YEAR SONIC. We then see all the people from before molested by Eggman angrily thumbing down what they believe is Sonic, including the girls, the gang members, the painter and some others. We then see a large crowd of apprehensive looking folk looking at the monitor before Sonic himself speeds in behind.
    He gives a large unheard "hey!!" before everyone turns towards him. Sonic starts tapping his foot waiting for celebration. Instead we get a back shot of Sonic, looking small in the shot surrounded by dozens of disgruntled people angry at "his" performance earlier. We then get the most personal shot of Sonic yet, perhaps because now Sonic's role has been shrunken down from deeply admired to undesirable as opposed to only the faraway shots we got earlier saying indirectly "Sonic's too cool for you!" to the audience. That's how I see it at least. Anyway, Sonic looks puzzled and but this expression turns to shock. We see Eggman still in the Sonic costume laughing triumphantly with the camera below him, now showing his triumph. It pans out to show the crowd of people all yelling at the now vulnerable Sonic. Then we get the traditional black circle not fading on Sonic but Eggman, who despite his triumphant position almost falls off his perch comedically, reminding us this is all still the silly guy from the beginning.  
     
    Eggman is the real star of this animation, and we see all sides to him from rage to pure unbridled joy. He's obviously upset and jealous of Sonic's highly role and wants it for himself. Eggman thinks he's a genius and should have that role for himself. That's why he wants to tear it from Sonic so bad. All at the same time we see the manchild side of Eggman, having so much fun in his reckless way, going to any length to get what he wants, even something as silly as reputation in some city. Sonic of course radiates emotion too, from arrogance to confidence at the beginning to his shock at the end, showing he is vulnerable to failures too. It's such a brilliant display of both their characters in such a fun medium, with the techniques of film and animation only adding to the situation at hand massively. The story for as simple as it is is handled incredibly well and remember there is no dialogue at all. It all happens in barely 1 minute and 20 seconds. The animation itself is absolutely fluid and gorgeous and is so much fun to look at. It's also so cool in how it uses animaniacs style people next to Sonic and Eggman, it looks great. And like how I said, this is probably the best Sonic and Eggman have ever looked in an animation. Such a wonderful animation. 
    I wish more stuff was based on what this universe offers to us as there is so much bloody potential there. 
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    Austroid got a reaction from Miragnarok in Non-game characters that could work in the games   
    I'm not sure about others, but I kind of dug Mecha Robotnik from Archie.
    It was a interesting direction to go with Eggman having a bodyguard who was also his "daughter." I liked her complete loyalty toward Eggman,  her bloodthirsty demeanor towards the good guys, and how she was more than capable of handling Sonic and co. by herself!  Its a shame she wasn't given more development before being unceremoniously killed off.
    Design-wise she could fit in the games, if one where to maybe use Jon Gray's depiction of her as a starting point:

    (She'd be a LOT better than Orbot and Cubot, that's for sure.)
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    Austroid got a reaction from MightyRay in Austroid's Sketches   
    Some 2018 stuff!
    -DC's Scarecrow with a terrifying pitchfork! (I really should finish some of these...)

    -More Scarecrow with DC's Scream Queen in a Mad Love-type pose:

    -Speaking of Mad Love, here's some Joker:

    -Some Metroid art! I always liked how Samus looked in her Justin Bailey outfit. Green hair and all. Much cooler than the Zero suit.

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    Austroid reacted to Almar in Non-game characters that could work in the games   
    I keep seeing Sticks thrown in as an example, yet I've haven't heard what she'd have to get set apart from Knuckles characterizationwise (wild child, aggressive) once you take away the conspiracy theorist part.
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    Austroid got a reaction from ClassicKnuckles in Your favorite moments of Sonic storytelling   
    A thousand times this! 
    Everything about that glorious bit of animation just encapsulates what made Sonic so darn appealing to me as a kid (and even still as an "older kid" lol)
    It was the arguably the best opening to a Sonic game ever. Though I still love Sonic CD's 90s flair, SADX's epic buildup, and Heroes' cheese-factor.
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    Austroid got a reaction from Monkey Destruction Switch in Austroid's Sketches   
    I'm a bit nervous posting my art, as I haven't shown many people in a very long time beyond family. 
    A lot of stuff I leave unfinished or don't ink/color but would like to. My long-term goal is to be able to trace and digitally color my sketches in SAI or Photoshop. I'll start with some of older stuff from last year. Sorry for the camera quality.
    2017 PART 1
    -Classic Eggman with a few of his older emblems, and a robot from Fighters:

    -Modern Eggman with a few silly doodles:

    2017 Part 2
    -Some Knuckles practice:

    -Eggman and Knux:

    -Knuckles vs Eggman poster thing:

    -A rare inked AND colored pic lol:

    -More Knux:

    -Eggman in his SA2 secret costume along with other stuff:

    -A 3D Blast-inspired poster. Really liked this one:

     
    2017 Part 3:
    -Changing it up a bit with some Batman:

    -A radical 90s' Sonic. I love the idea of him having a Mohawk in the classic games!

    -Some more Classic Eggman:

    -What's this? Knuckles joining Eggman!?

     
     
     
    2017 Part 4
    -KnuxAmy:

    -A little behind-the-scenes idea for Triple Trouble:

    -Some attempts to redraw Eggman screenshots from Heroes. I love the little Team Sonic heads lol.
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    -Tired Knuckles. With some SA2 references!
     
     
    2017 Part 5
    -Around the time I started doing more anatomy-driven stuff. Here's Man-Bat from Beware the Batman:

    -More Man-Bat: (Yes his arms are actually that long lol.)

    -Ew, some shipping art? Some Man-Bat and Katana; Batman's sidekick in the show:

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    Austroid got a reaction from MightyRay in Austroid's Sketches   
    I'm a bit nervous posting my art, as I haven't shown many people in a very long time beyond family. 
    A lot of stuff I leave unfinished or don't ink/color but would like to. My long-term goal is to be able to trace and digitally color my sketches in SAI or Photoshop. I'll start with some of older stuff from last year. Sorry for the camera quality.
    2017 PART 1
    -Classic Eggman with a few of his older emblems, and a robot from Fighters:

    -Modern Eggman with a few silly doodles:

    2017 Part 2
    -Some Knuckles practice:

    -Eggman and Knux:

    -Knuckles vs Eggman poster thing:

    -A rare inked AND colored pic lol:

    -More Knux:

    -Eggman in his SA2 secret costume along with other stuff:

    -A 3D Blast-inspired poster. Really liked this one:

     
    2017 Part 3:
    -Changing it up a bit with some Batman:

    -A radical 90s' Sonic. I love the idea of him having a Mohawk in the classic games!

    -Some more Classic Eggman:

    -What's this? Knuckles joining Eggman!?

     
     
     
    2017 Part 4
    -KnuxAmy:

    -A little behind-the-scenes idea for Triple Trouble:

    -Some attempts to redraw Eggman screenshots from Heroes. I love the little Team Sonic heads lol.
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    -Tired Knuckles. With some SA2 references!
     
     
    2017 Part 5
    -Around the time I started doing more anatomy-driven stuff. Here's Man-Bat from Beware the Batman:

    -More Man-Bat: (Yes his arms are actually that long lol.)

    -Ew, some shipping art? Some Man-Bat and Katana; Batman's sidekick in the show:

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    Austroid reacted to Tarnish in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    To be honest, most of the modern characters are just plain annoying for me. Cream, Blaze, Silver, Marine. They have no real substance to them other than trying to broaden the universe of the franchise. But when you feel that universe is super empty and shallow, you kinda failed IMO. Their personalities are pretty dull, sometimes even just plain annoying (cough*Marine*cough). And when most of the characters are kept around only to be used as basically cheerleaders to cheer on for Sonic (Generations anyone?), you really begin to see how they barely have any character behind that 3D model.
    Isn't that voice chip gag basically just a rip-off of the one in the original Knight Rider? I remember one episode had that exact same ongoing joke where KITT's voice chip was malfunctioning and his accent was constantly changing every time they hit a bigger bump in the road, annoying Michael like hell.
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    Austroid reacted to JezMM in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    She did have a pretty major role in Sonic Battle, Sonic X's adaptation of said game, and Sonic Rush (I think, fairly, people tend to forget the story of that game since you can't re-experience it without deleting your entire save file).  She's the one who grounds Blaze and gets her to open up as a person and stop acting so isolated etc.  With Sonic X, for the most part I agree, she doesn't do much, but I will say it does at least serve making her big moment in the Sonic Battle arc feel all that more special.
    No idea what you mean about her not giving respect to Cheese though, it was like, one of the few bits of consistent character she had that she gets annoyed when people think Cheese is her pet, when she considers him her friend.
     
    Charmy is definitely one of mine though, the Chaotix in general are kinda whatever for me (it annoys me that they were playable in Runners Adventures over Team Rose for example, and when we found out it was Vector who would appear in Sonic Boom Season 2 I was like "Oh... neat I guess, he fits but, eh".
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    Austroid reacted to MetalSkulkBane in Characters that never grew on you (Games only)   
    I'm kiiiinda immune to this. I mean, when  Zeti came out, I called them one-dimensional abominations, the impersonifications of everything wrong with franchise these days. But recently this Sonic Battler Racers came out and I'm hoping they'll put Zavok in. (I have a similar relationship with Nega and Tails Doll, a recolor, and overused meme. Yet I have like twelve ideas how to use them).
    Overall I know there are plenty bad characters, but I still see a potential for them, either room for improvement or at least use.
    If I need to point someone, it would be Orbot and Cubot. They aren't the worst characters (I actually like them in Boom) but unlike other controversial characters, they have way too much screen time (and thus do biggest damage). Say what you want about your favorite character not getting love, but usually  Sega favors characters that are older or have a big fanbase. Orbot & Cubot didn't earn their position in any way. Plus their main job is to make Eggman look pathetic and I think we all agree this isn't a good thing.
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