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Dejimon11

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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in "Revolutionary" Announcement related to SEGA coming on June 4th   
    Actually nah I'm good 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from RadicalLaRuby in "Revolutionary" Announcement related to SEGA coming on June 4th   
    Actually nah I'm good 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from DaddlerTheDalek in Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sequel Now In Development   
    Pretty much how I felt. Like people kept asking to see Metal Sonic, the death egg, super sonic, shadow etc and it's like there's clearly a plan for this universe I don't want them to put all their eggs in one basket. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Razule in Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Sequel Now In Development   
    Pretty much how I felt. Like people kept asking to see Metal Sonic, the death egg, super sonic, shadow etc and it's like there's clearly a plan for this universe I don't want them to put all their eggs in one basket. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from RadicalLaRuby in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Yeah I'm just gonna leave this here before I gather my thoughts


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    Dejimon11 reacted to Tornado in I want a true Solo Sonic game.   
    I can't believe it's 2006 again and we don't have 14 years of shitty friends-free Sonic games to show that it doesn't actually change anything.
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    Dejimon11 reacted to Kuzu in Why Shadow matters   
    In every series, everyone has that one character that just clicks for them. Maybe it was their design, maybe it was their personality, maybe it was their gameplay, but the fact remains is that this character has hooked you and you are now a fan of them. That character for me, was Shadow the Hedgehog.
    So, after Sonic Adventure came out, the boys over Sega started to immediately work on the sequel. It was Takashi Iizuka that decided that the game would focus on the contrasts of "good versus evil", and decided that Sonic would have a new rival that worked with Dr. Eggman against him. Iizuka and Shiro Maekawa both brainstormed this character's look, personality and how he would interact with Sonic.
     

    As you can see, Shadow went through many different concepts before his finalized design was used.
    Oh, and one of those brainstormed ideas between Iizuka and Maekawa? It ended up being one of the most memorable interactions between the two characters in the game.
    (Yea, I used the Japanese cutscenes. I'm a weaboo, fight me)
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    So, I'm like 9 or 10 years old and I finally convinced my Mom to get me my own video game system. Since my brother already had a PS2 and she sure as hell wasn't getting me an Xbox, so the Gamecube was the only option for being the "kid-friendly" console. First game was Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.
    Now this wasn't my first foray into Sonic, I was actually already familiar with the series before because I would play both the PC version of Sonic & Knuckles as well as Sonic 3D Blast with my brother and he kind of was a fan before me. I was really too young to understand the series, but I had a basic grasp of who the characters were; it was just Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Robotnik. When I got Adventure 2, I thought I knew what I was in for and then the first thing that catches my eye was this.

    Like for real, my young brain was so dumbfounded by this; I knew who Sonic was, I knew who Tails was, and I knew who Knuckles was. I was extremely confused on why there was a black and red Sonic on the cover alongside the actual Sonic. (Yea, I didn't care much about Rouge at this stage, I guess I was spared : V)  Naturally, my curiosity took hold, I opened the game and picked the dark side first to get my answers.
    On a side note, I thought it was pretty cool to play as Robotnik and just started blowing shit up. But he wasn't the one who I was here for. After the first level, I get to the first cutscene when Eggman releases Shadow and even HE confuses him for Sonic as well. And yea, I know it's easy to look back on this and laugh at it now because yea, Sonic & Shadow look nothing alike; but bear in mind, I was a child. There was literally only ONE Sonic that I knew of, so having another character who looks so similar to him but not quite was considered a shock at the time and I'm sure that was the developer’s intentions.
    So, this "dark Sonic" is named Shadow. You play as him and he plays literally exactly like Sonic. Not only does he LOOK like Sonic, but he has all of his abilities as well. The cutscene afterward establishes his personality is far more subdued and dourer than the "normal" Sonic and then he takes off. Now my brain is going into overdrive with trying to understand just who was he. Why does he look like Sonic, why is he as fast as Sonic?
    As I'm going through the game and more about him is revealed, I slowly but surely grew fascinated by this character and his story, and by the end where he's sacrificed his life in order to fulfill another's wish, I was genuinely moved and a bit saddened.
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    So why do I like this character so much? Well, to me anyway, he is pretty much the definitive rival and foil for Sonic. Iizuka wanted to create a character that was just as cool and capable as Sonic, and needless to say, he succeeded. Like for real, this character blew the fuck up after his debut and he was pretty much all anyone could talk about in my small circle of friends. There was just something about him, he was just as cool as Sonic, but had his own style about it that made him stand out as well. And he was probably the character that got the most under Sonic's skin at the time; Sonic was laidback, confident and assured of himself. There wasn't anything or anyone that could phase him and then here comes this POSER stealing his style and accusing him of being an imposter, Sonic wasn't having that shit. For the first time ever, Sonic was pissed off and when you can piss off the normally unflappable Sonic the Hedgehog, you're definitely a big deal.
    But beyond his relationship to Sonic, there was also his story arc...which, yea, in hindsight I can understand the complaints about it being unfit for the series and they probably shouldn't have gone with something so...grim for this series. But at the time, I never felt that way. I grew up watching Mufasa and Littlefoot's Mom dying, this shit was Carebears compared to the trauma I got from those movies. But I can understand that if you grew up in the 90's with Sonic, this type of stuff would feel extremely out of place and alienating to you. But for better or worse, all of that just served to make Shadow stand out even more. He wasn't JUST an evil Sonic clone; he was a character with his own story to tell and had his own reasons for his actions. Was it a bit TOO out of place for what came before? Maybe, but that story did its job at getting the audience to care about him.  
    And hey, we can complain all we want about his story arc and how it was handled, and how much of a blight he is on the series (and lord knows that we have...), but the conclusion to said story arc is honestly pretty symbolic for the series as a whole. To keep moving forward and  Never Turn Back. Like honestly, it's such a fitting end of an arc designed for a character designed to mirror Sonic, and I honestly consider it a better end than the one he got in Sonic Adventure 2.
    I could complain how he has been handled and misinterpreted through the years because of shoddy writing and meme culture, but I've done that plenty of times and I wanted to reflect on what makes the character special to me and his place in the franchise. I understand that his archetype is not everyone's cup of tea; some people prefer more lighthearted and whimsical characters and have a distaste for darker antiheroes, but I feel there is some merit in a character that serves as the antithesis to the lighthearted nature while still embodying the series' ideals and philosophies, but in his own way. He may not always be represented well and regardless of how you feel about him personally, there is absolutely no doubt that Shadow has firmly established himself in this series as one of its most iconic figures.
     
    On a side note, hey Sega can we keep him as a playable character from now on plz.
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    I just can't wait for whoever it is to show up so the argument that they'll basically just be a little mac with a reach will die. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Sonictrainer in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    I just can't wait for whoever it is to show up so the argument that they'll basically just be a little mac with a reach will die. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Supah Berry in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    I just can't wait for whoever it is to show up so the argument that they'll basically just be a little mac with a reach will die. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Someguy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - PLEASE SPOILER TAG LEAKS   
    I just can't wait for whoever it is to show up so the argument that they'll basically just be a little mac with a reach will die. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from All Might The Armadillo in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Yeah I'm just gonna leave this here before I gather my thoughts


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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from All Might The Armadillo in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Just announced at comic con
    Official statement 
     
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Yeah I'm just gonna leave this here before I gather my thoughts


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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Nina Cortex Jovahexeon in Mega Man: Fully Charged   
    So Tyson Hesse put his own take on it and I have to say the design isn't that bad it was the artwork that they used is what gave us a bad first impression 

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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Legendary Emerald in So are Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations not considered good games now?   
    I still never got this. Really as long as I've been on the internet the general opinion for folks who don't like Sonic these days usually say that "He peaked during the Genesis days." Like ever since that IGN video last year the Sonic was never good thing has been  over exaggerated. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in Sonic Live Action Movie Thread (Read OP for topic rules) "Trailer 2 on Page 482)   
    So I won't lie the trailer did a better job at presenting itself compared to the first one. Visually Sonic looks great and it's amazing how much of a 180 they did with his design. The action scenes also look like they're gonna be a treat so the film has that going for it.
    However the story itself still looks bad so I'm most likely gonna skip it and wait for it to pop on Netflix or something.
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    Dejimon11 reacted to Tornado in Canon Immigrants   
    I think everyone would have been happier if the entire Sega had gone away forever and we just played Mario games after 2002.
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    Dejimon11 reacted to Tornado in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Finally, Sega has made a good decision about IDW. I don't want to get into an argument for criticizing the Boom Characters again, but yes, they were created for an stupid cartoon with Sonic slapped in it. Before Sonic's image was unified. And frankly they are not relevant anymore.
     
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    Dejimon11 reacted to Soniman in Popular and unpopular Sonic opinions you agree and disagree with!   
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    Please don't ever say that again 💀
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from MainJP in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    Clearly you haven’t been paying attention to the constant complaint about how stagnated the series was since NSMBW pre Odyssey. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Stay at Home Ultima in Archie Sonic Hiatus Discussion   
    I mean if I can play devils advocate here I'm sure he's not wrong maybe Archie probably did want to get rid of it but because it was their best seller they were like "nah". And let's be real if that lawsuit never happened we probably wouldnt have been in this situation. He's essentially the catalyst for everything that's happened. 
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    Dejimon11 reacted to Sean in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    I loved every single moment of that episode. Was not at all expecting them to touch on Tails's backstory either, and the broship between him and Sonic was just great.
    Pleeeeeaaaaase let these guys work on the next Sonic cartoon 🙏
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from StaticMania in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    So I’ve been recording footage for Heroes and Sonic is still cocky as ever in that game. He only has a few corny teamwork lines and that’s like at the end of the game. People need to stop over exaggerating when they come across their points. 
    So I’ve been recording footage for Heroes and Sonic is still cocky as ever in that game. He only has a few corny teamwork lines and that’s like at the end of the game. People need to stop over exaggerating when they come across their points. 
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    Dejimon11 got a reaction from Dr. Detective Mike in Sonic Appears in OK K.O.! (Crossover Episode on August 4th)   
    So I’ve been recording footage for Heroes and Sonic is still cocky as ever in that game. He only has a few corny teamwork lines and that’s like at the end of the game. People need to stop over exaggerating when they come across their points. 
    So I’ve been recording footage for Heroes and Sonic is still cocky as ever in that game. He only has a few corny teamwork lines and that’s like at the end of the game. People need to stop over exaggerating when they come across their points. 
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