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  1. This is one that I had on video as a kid, and only recently just rediscovered on DVD. As a kid, I even made it a kinda-sorta tradition to watch this every year at some point during the first week of the Christmas holidays:

    This is actually available in its entirety on Youtube, so give it a look for yourself if you’d like

    Hollyberry, the squire who eventually wins the heart of the princess (oops, spoiler) is voiced by the late, great Phil Hartman, whom you might remember as the voices of such iconic Simpsons characters as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz (see what I did there?)

    The cast also includes Carter Cathcart, of 4kids and Pokemon fame. I actually can’t figure who he’s playing in this, which is incredible considering how easy the guy is to spot in his most recent works, so there’s that.

  2. Because of the multiversal aspect, the crossover wouldn’t necessarily have to be between the Archie versions of Sonic and Mega Man either.

    The IDW version of Sonic, and the theoretical IDW version of Mega Man, could essentially finish what their Archie counterparts started.

    It could even work if it was Archie Mega Man and IDW Sonic. Mega Man and Wily both came out of WU with little to no memory of what had happened (aside from lingering memories of Sonic and Eggman, which could easily have faded), and they never had any memory of WC either. Ergo, Archie Mega Man could meet IDW Sonic for the first time and there’d be no discrepancy.

  3. @Koopa Klaus CC14 I completely forgot about Santa Claus Bros! I had it on VHS as a kid. I had no idea there were famous faces behind the characters!

    Since you’ve also brought up Christmas bumpers

    This takes me back to when we temporarily had Nickelodeon on our TV for the first time, which just happened to be at Christmastime. I never really noticed at the time, since I didn’t pay nearly enough attention to Hey Arnold, but it’s kinda funny seeing how they completely dubbed over Mr. Hyunh with a voice that’s not even trying to sound like him.

    Nickelodeon had a few great Christmas promos in fact.

    The twist at the end still cracks me up (“she decided right then and there, she really, truly, didn’t care!”)

    HAPPY (insert holiday choice here) TO YOU!

    And one last shoutout to this one from Cartoon Network UK, from the year of my first ever Christmas with the channel.



  4. 13 hours ago, Dr. Christmas Mike said:

    The events here actually took place sometime before Endgame officially but Knuckles’ role in that was so minor it might as well not matter. Just pretend we’re flashing back a bit.

    I don’t think so.

    The unofficial ME timeline puts it after Endgame at least.

  5. Fleetway’s SA1 had Chaos being a Drakon prosecutor who was sealed inside the Master Emerald in ancient times. Sonic is brought back to the past by Tikal, where he learns that Knuckles was around during that time as a tribesman (before eventually, somehow winding up in the present day).

    Chaos and the Knuckles Tribe were the only aspects to be carried over. There was no Station Square or Egg Carrier or anything.

    Also, Big made a cameo near the end.

  6. 17 minutes ago, JezMM said:

    Shame if so, I'd gladly settle for the French dub over nothing, I just want that dang original soundtrack.

    I wouldn’t, since the French version made everything slightly faster and higher pitched because of the PAL conversion.

  7. @Prince the Cat I’m sorry if I came off in that way. I assure that was not my intention.

    What I’m trying to say is: headcanon is a belief you have for a story that’s based on what there is available to us within the source material.

    Let’s look at your original post for some examples:

    “Knuckles has a psychic link to the Master Emerald and is able to “see” from the M.E.’s perspective in his minds eye”

    This is a perfectly reasonable headcanon to have. It’s been demonstrated within established canon that Knuckles is able to “sense” the Master Emerald’s shards when he goes looking for them, ergo it would make perfect sense for him to have some sort of psychic connection to the full gem itself. This headcanon essentially “fills in a blank” by explaining what you believe said connection actually is.

    On the other hand; believing that Sonic and Amy are siblings or that they have some kind of sibling-type relationship.

    That goes against just about every piece of established canon. Amy clearly thinks of Sonic romantically. She’s repeatedly voiced her desire to marry him some day, they’ve been on dates before. Hell, in Sonic Chronicles, Sonic will flat out admit that he secretly feels the same way about her if the right conversation path is taken.

    The way you worded your original headcanon made it sound as if this is what you believe to be the case within established canon, without any implication that “this is my own complete reimagining of the Sonic universe” or that it’s an AU headcanon.

    If we’re looking at other established Sonic continuities, the only place the “Sonic and Amy are brother/sister” theory could work would be in the Fleetway Sonic the Comic continuity. It’s the only real continuity out there in which the two of them are not explicitly romantically linked. It could even work in continuities where Amy is never introduced (random example: “Amy exists in the OVA universe, where she is Sonic’s little sister”). But, again, you didn’t specify :P

  8. 17 minutes ago, Prince the Cat said:

    I'm talking about my headcanon, or more of a pitch on how I would retcon/realign/streamline the relationships to allow for the best versions of the characters. 

    That’s not what a headcanon is.

  9. 46 minutes ago, Prince the Cat said:

    2) To answer your "wut?" -- Well, to me, Sonic & Amy are not an "OTP" couple... the unrequited romance dynamic doesn't do much beyond the initial gag to serve the characters.  The best aspect of the dynamic they have — she admires him, he's dismissive but protective, they're lifelong friends — is more sibling-like than it is reminiscent of a potential romantic relationship. 

    Amy Rose has a kid sister vibe, that's been part of her character since day one and throughout. So I don't think you lose anything if you remove "Amy's in love with Sonic" and replace it with "Amy loves her big brother Sonic." Maybe others disagree. I like Amy Rose as a character a lot, and I think simply making the Hedgehogs as siblings makes everything simpler. It's a subtle change, but it empowers Amy to be her best characters and not fall into "clingy stalker girlfriend" tropes. That's an angle I've never found especially appealing.

    Sonic and Amy are not siblings. Amy thinks of Sonic romantically. This is blatantly shown multiple times. They’ve been on dates together. She wants to marry the guy.

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