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    Almar got a reaction from FFWF in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    As expected, Two-Worlds brought in excess baggage.
    It would be so much easier if they just followed Naka's word (which is that Sonic came from Oceania and his adventures started on a fantastic Christmas Island with him not meeting large populations of humans until he heads for a mainland).
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    Almar got a reaction from Miragnarok in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    As expected, Two-Worlds brought in excess baggage.
    It would be so much easier if they just followed Naka's word (which is that Sonic came from Oceania and his adventures started on a fantastic Christmas Island with him not meeting large populations of humans until he heads for a mainland).
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    Almar got a reaction from FFWF in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    The question of who Shadow and Rouge report to is just an example of how Team Iizuka acts when it comes to the setting. It's obvious they're trying to sneakily sweep under the rug elements like GUN, but at the same time try to take advantage of past continuity by alluding to pre-Unleashed games (in this case, Team Dark's secret agent work). 
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    Almar got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Ideas for a Sonic rogues gallery   
    It's not "tech vs nature." It's "don't pollute." We see plenty of technology Eggman corrupts or steals or has used against him (see Little Planet).
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    Almar got a reaction from Bowbowis in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    This comic will never achieve its potential as long as Ian has to write around Iizuka and Co's ridiculous decrees like Sonic living in a totally separate planet/dimension from humans.
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    Almar got a reaction from thumbs13 in What is it about Sonic that makes so many wish to disconnect him from non-Eggman humans?   
    Do any of the ones objecting to scores of nameless humans in one world alongside Sonic with no attempts to address it play or watch anything else made by Japan? Do I have to point out Final Fantasy which has turtlemen and ratladies and catmen and bunnygirls all be in the same worlds as humans?
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    Almar got a reaction from PublicEnemy1 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    This comic will never achieve its potential as long as Ian has to write around Iizuka and Co's ridiculous decrees like Sonic living in a totally separate planet/dimension from humans.
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    Almar got a reaction from Splash the Otter in Canon Immigrants   
    To be honest, at times I wonder if Eggman only shows up in games out of contractual obligation rather than Sonic Team having an interest in him as a character. Even in Sonic Forces which had the gimmick of him allegedly conquering the world (which was hardly reflected in the world around Sonic), the game still had Infinite as the new edgy villain who was the one from all evidence doing the hardcore conquering.
    So we could amend this post to say that only Sonic is really necessary in a Sonic story. Sonic games have tried telling stories with Eggman in only a bit role to having him be outright absent.
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    Almar got a reaction from Tarnish in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    The movie will just be Sonic X but lamer tbh.
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    Almar got a reaction from AdventChild in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    The movie will just be Sonic X but lamer tbh.
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    Almar got a reaction from Miragnarok in What is it about Sonic that makes so many wish to disconnect him from non-Eggman humans?   
    The recent news of the Sonic movie made me think of this thread.
    As you might already know, Yuji Naka said that after the Genesis games happened Sonic moved to human territories (hence the Adventure games with their humans not named Eggman). This works well enough with both the signs of humanity in the Genesis era  (like those hieroglyphics in Sandoplis Zone) and all of the Adventure era games. And also goes in line with Sonic's primary source of inspiration (Western animation starring funny animal characters like Bugs Bunny)
    Come Sonic Colors and we learn about Two Worlds. Much of the problems this brings into past lore (like where this puts the Echidnas as depicted in the Adventure games) have been pointed out plenty of times. Izuka and Co. doubled down on this, to the point Ian Flynn has to write around it in the IDW comic (see how he's careful to have a character say Shadow tried to destroy "a planet", not naming the planet). 
    I'm sure at least part of it is that they must have really digged Sonic X (or at least elements of its setting). Which was from all legit evidence the first time a Japanese source (rather than a Western one) tried disconnecting Sonic from humans (Eggman besides). I'm also sure that this had something to do with the direction the Sonic movie has taken with how it too has Sonic as some traveler from another dimension or something.
    From the fandom side, I've seen this attitude in old discussions too. Talking about out how weird it somehow is to see humans besides Eggman.
    My question is, is there something about being a talking hedgehog that makes so many refuse to accept he could live in the same world as humans with it not treated as a big deal? Is it that he's not a flat-out comedy character like the Loony Tunes or Gumball's cast? Something I'm missing?
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    Almar got a reaction from thumbs13 in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    The movie will just be Sonic X but lamer tbh.
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    Almar got a reaction from UpCDownCLeftCRightC in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    Honestly, if we accept what Naka wanted then that means Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic are one character who live in a world with both anthros and humans with Genesis games happening in a set of islands while the Adventure games happened in human territories.
    Point is, if Sonic's current handlers don't seem to take Naka's word seriously then can you expect us to?
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    Almar got a reaction from Miragnarok in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    You say that, and yet doing otherwise hasn't worked out well has it?
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    Almar got a reaction from Miragnarok in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    Honestly, if we accept what Naka wanted then that means Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic are one character who live in a world with both anthros and humans with Genesis games happening in a set of islands while the Adventure games happened in human territories.
    Point is, if Sonic's current handlers don't seem to take Naka's word seriously then can you expect us to?
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    Almar got a reaction from MidoChaosHedgehog in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    Sonic 06:
    >Human princess is shilled as Sonic's Most Important Girl. Not even a cartoony one.
    >Ow the Edge in villain form with a ridiculously unneeded plan
    >Whole game looks like Final Fantasy aping
    >Sonic and Eggman play second fiddle to Shadow, Future Trunks, and Lord Edgelord
    Are you for real?
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    Almar got a reaction from MidoChaosHedgehog in Even Yuji Naka didnt want a cutesy funny Sonic   
    Tell me more on how pointing out that the princess' character design is out of a totally different series compared to Sonic's and that from all evidence the villain really didn't need to bother doing anything other than just slitting her throat to accomplish his goal is just nitpicking.
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    Almar reacted to MetalSkulkBane in Which character is the most unnecessary?   
    Norman the Polar Bear from Sonic Rush Adventure! He ruined the franchise!
    ..ow, from the Main Cast? Personally, this cast is the reason I love Sonic, it what makes him unique to me. Even if they aren't used. I'm glad they exist somewhere, even just so people can draw cute fan arts of them

    But if I must point someone it would be Orbot and Cubot.
    I said it before: they have a very large presence in the franchise, despite fairly small fanbase and their main job is to take (mostly weak) comedy, which often leads to undermining Eggman as a villain.
    I don't hate them (they made me laugh few times in Archie or Boom), but ultimately I just don't care about them and see that they do the most damage, unlike Storm the Albatross who barely exists at this point.
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    Almar got a reaction from JustAfooL in Modern (Adventure) Sonic: World and Lore   
    I don't see what the Two Worlds retcon is getting brought up here for. Yuji Naka himself said Sonic Adventure 1 happened in the same world as the Genesis era ones with Sonic just leaving their islands for the region where Station Square is at. Not to mention the obvious point that Station Square is in train distance of echidna ruins.
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    Almar got a reaction from DabigRG in Modern (Adventure) Sonic: World and Lore   
    I don't see what the Two Worlds retcon is getting brought up here for. Yuji Naka himself said Sonic Adventure 1 happened in the same world as the Genesis era ones with Sonic just leaving their islands for the region where Station Square is at. Not to mention the obvious point that Station Square is in train distance of echidna ruins.
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    Almar got a reaction from Unidus in What are the worst things that happen to the franchise?   
    I say a big difference between Mario and Sonic that helps let the plumber get away with his cast size is that Mario ended up with a more solid world than Sonic does. More worldbuilding if you will.
    For example, koopas are treated as one species with plenty of members in the background as civilians instead of just serving Bower or Peach. Same goes for other Mario species. The closest Sonic has to a species as characterized from its diversity is the echidnas. Enough other anthro characters in a Sonic game are treated as one-of-a-kind or at most have another who's connected to them (like Sonic with Amy as his fangirl and Shadow as his doppelganger, don't know what's up with Silver).
    Miyamoto might not demand plot but he has let 2nd parties do a bit with the characters and world while still expecting Mario to keep to a solid direction. Sonic Team does the opposite (makes demands on how outsiders handle the world/characters yet refuse to hold them to a solid direction). Ian Flynn even talked about how his writing has been hamstrung by Sonic Team's rules on how to handle the characters (like how Cream can't take part in fighting anymore).
    As odd as might be to say this, I wonder if Sonic's cast size would have worked out better if the games bothered to have more normie animal NPCs before Forces.
     
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    Almar got a reaction from Rowl in What are the worst things that happen to the franchise?   
    I say a big difference between Mario and Sonic that helps let the plumber get away with his cast size is that Mario ended up with a more solid world than Sonic does. More worldbuilding if you will.
    For example, koopas are treated as one species with plenty of members in the background as civilians instead of just serving Bower or Peach. Same goes for other Mario species. The closest Sonic has to a species as characterized from its diversity is the echidnas. Enough other anthro characters in a Sonic game are treated as one-of-a-kind or at most have another who's connected to them (like Sonic with Amy as his fangirl and Shadow as his doppelganger, don't know what's up with Silver).
    Miyamoto might not demand plot but he has let 2nd parties do a bit with the characters and world while still expecting Mario to keep to a solid direction. Sonic Team does the opposite (makes demands on how outsiders handle the world/characters yet refuse to hold them to a solid direction). Ian Flynn even talked about how his writing has been hamstrung by Sonic Team's rules on how to handle the characters (like how Cream can't take part in fighting anymore).
    As odd as might be to say this, I wonder if Sonic's cast size would have worked out better if the games bothered to have more normie animal NPCs before Forces.
     
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    Almar got a reaction from Miragnarok in What are the worst things that happen to the franchise?   
    I say a big difference between Mario and Sonic that helps let the plumber get away with his cast size is that Mario ended up with a more solid world than Sonic does. More worldbuilding if you will.
    For example, koopas are treated as one species with plenty of members in the background as civilians instead of just serving Bower or Peach. Same goes for other Mario species. The closest Sonic has to a species as characterized from its diversity is the echidnas. Enough other anthro characters in a Sonic game are treated as one-of-a-kind or at most have another who's connected to them (like Sonic with Amy as his fangirl and Shadow as his doppelganger, don't know what's up with Silver).
    Miyamoto might not demand plot but he has let 2nd parties do a bit with the characters and world while still expecting Mario to keep to a solid direction. Sonic Team does the opposite (makes demands on how outsiders handle the world/characters yet refuse to hold them to a solid direction). Ian Flynn even talked about how his writing has been hamstrung by Sonic Team's rules on how to handle the characters (like how Cream can't take part in fighting anymore).
    As odd as might be to say this, I wonder if Sonic's cast size would have worked out better if the games bothered to have more normie animal NPCs before Forces.
     
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    Almar reacted to Diogenes in Unpopular opinion: I like Sonic's universe more than Sonic himself   
    Sonic's the only character in Forces who acts like he's from a Sonic game, it ain't his fault everything else is off tone.
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    Almar got a reaction from WittyUsername in You know what Shadow the Hedgehog needed? More dynamism.   
    It needed to let you join the Eggman Empire.
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