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  1. Been toying with ways to update Super Knuckles design for the modern era and I think I've settled on something like this:

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    White fur plus red aura equals a pinkish glow; thus preserving the spirit of his original sprites without without making the butt of "LOL pink!" jokes.

    1. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      Minor suggestion: maybe make his dreads a little longer, like in early Archie Sonic.

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      Or at least do something different to his dreads to indicate “super aura”. Maybe elevate the dreads slightly?

    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      ain't nothin wrong with pink

      though like ernest said some kind of change to his silhouette could help. a lot of the questionably-canon super forms feel a bit "fake" to me because they're just color changes, compared to sonic going full super saiyan

    3. Badnik Zero

      Badnik Zero

      I like it. It gives the visual impression of being a pink that’s too bright to see.

  2. Dear Namco Bandai,

    Putting my magic on a separate input from my basic combos is a game setting, not an ability upgrade, and I should not be required to unlock it through an optional challenge twenty hours in.

  3. But they do give a writer something to work with, if not through their personalities then through the context they create. Black Doom, by his nature, is a catalyst for an alien invasion plot line, Mephiles opens up potential for all sorts of time travel shenanigans and could put characters in a position where they can't be sure if the person their talking to is really their friend or Mephiles in disguise. The two of them bring things to the table which could, in theory, justify reusing them, and maybe ironing out some of their flaws along the way. You can say it isn't much, but it is something, which is more than the Deadly Six have. Meh... It's sort of an uncanny valley thing for me. Stuff like Doom, Biolizard, or Dark Gaia are so far removed from the standard Sonic character design that it's obvious they're supposed to look weird and alien even in-universe. Comparing them to Sonic is sort of like comparing a human to a squid, they look very different because they're very different creatures. Ironically by hewing closer to the standard Sonic character design the areas where the Deadly Six deviate, such as their matte eyes, plasticky textures, and exaggerated squash and stretch (mainly with Zazz and Zomom) become more obvious and make them look less alien and more like immigrants from a different series with a similar-but-not-quite-the-same art style. For a sense of what I'm talking about compare Zero Suit Samus in SSBB to Pokemon Trainer and his Pokemon from the same game: Samus and Pokemon Trainer may share a more similar body plan and proportions to each other than to the Pokemon but there are subtle similarities linking the Pokemon to their Trainer which makes it clear he belongs with them more than he does with Samus.
  4. The Deadly Six... Honestly, I would rather they just disappear entirely. I could justify bringing back other Sonic villains. Even Mephelies or Black Doom, reviled as they are, at least have potential to create interesting scenarios by virtue of being a manipulative, shape-shifting, time traveling, demigod and an alien warlord respectively. The Deadly Six are just so... nothing. They're nothing characters, with nothing powers, from a nothing setting, with a nothing background, conceived as part of a nothing plot, as told in a nothing game. Also, their designs stick out like a sore thumb. I guess, if you held a gun to my head and demanded I write a story with the Deadly Six, I'd probably use the homunculi from Fullmetal Alchemist as a template, since they're a good example of how to write a group of quirky villains who are compelling, likable, and threatening despite each being built off of a one word description. Plus if you squint, you can almost map what little personality the Zeti to the seven deadly sins: Zavok = Wrath Zazz = (Blood) Lust (Contrary to popular belief, the sin of lust is not exclusively about sex but excessive desire in general. Basically the immaterial equivalent of greed.) Zomom = Gluttony Zeena = Pride Zor = Sloth Zik = Envy (of youth)? Then add a Zugo or something for greed. After all, everything else in Sonic's universe comes in sets of seven, so why not? Still, that's not so much building off what the Deadly Six have as it is trying to retroactively map what's there to some motif or organizing principle and building off that. In which case it would be simpler to just create new characters from whole-cloth or re-purpose existing characters for the same role. I mean, if you just want a group of quirky, non-Eggman related bad guys to beat-up, the Hooligans and the Babylon Rogues already exist.
  5. I swear my parents only ever keep half of any given meal in the house at a time. We got peanut butter with no bread, tortillas with no cheese, cereal with no milk, buns with no hot dogs, hot fudge with no ice cream, the list goes on...

  6.  

    Things I just know without proof: Somewhere in Japan a parent named their kids Yu and Ai just to fuck with English speakers.

  7. Fun Fact: Cats cannot taste sweetness.

  8. Q: Why didn't the art forger get his work to the black market?

    Spoiler

    A: He couldn't make the van Gogh.

     

  9. Come on Paramount, this is a Modern Sonic movie, get with the program:

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    1. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      I guess you missed the updated version showing they're targeting Adventure fans?

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    2. Adamabba

      Adamabba

      Chill & Lickable???

    3. Lord-Dreamerz
    4. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      @Adamabba she can't resist the taste

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  10. Orbot and Cubot: What do they actually contribute? Seriously, do they actually do anything other than undermine Eggman and eat up screen time for irrelevant jokes (Duuuuuuude)? I don't mind Eggman having lackeys but I'd rather they be fully capable and developed characters in their own right (e.g. Shadow and Rouge in SA2), or else accentuate Eggman's mania rather than distracting from it (I don't mind 5A-55 in Unleashed so much for this reason, he's more like Eggman's J.A.R.V.I.S., a somewhat snarky AI assistant who discusses things with Eggman instead of sitting off in the corner doing nothing of importance or actively getting in the way). What if, instead of Orbot and Cubot, we brought back Metal Knuckles and Tails Doll? Then, when Eggman gets pissed he uses Tails Doll as a punching bag, Metal Sonic and Metal Knuckles share a somewhat concerned glance, and Eggman continues to rant. You get the slapstick, you get the reaction shot, and you keep the focus squarely on Eggman where it belongs. The Deadly Six: Setting aside their obnoxious personalities and questionable designs I just don't see much of anything to do with them. Even other villains who get trashed for being flat I can at least think of things I could expand on to create new stories and deepen their personalities. Compare: Mephiles: One half of the sun god Solaris who was forcibly split in two by a lab accident, seeks to reunite with his other half. Manipulative and theatrical, with a particular taste for irony. Has power over time and darkness, his true form as Solaris rips reality a new one merely by existing. Black Doom: Alien warlord who conquers planets for resources, in particular he seeks to use their inhabitants as a food source for his people. Hails from a martial culture, his conquest has ritualistic overtones hinting at a religious motivation as well as a practical one. As the Black Arms progenitor and hive mind he can create and control new members of his species, he's visited Earth multiple times in the past and hidden tools all across the planet in preparation for an invasion, he can detach his third eye and use it to observe things from afar. Infinite: Mercenary hired by Eggman, volunteered to be fused with the Phantom Ruby after suffering a humiliating defeat. Sadistic and proud, he enjoys making his victims suffer but does genuinely care for his allies in Jackal Squad. With the power of the Phantom Ruby he can create illusions which can physically interact with people and can limit their effect to certain individuals. The Deadly Six: Zeti from the Lost Hex. Individual personalities are Leader, Crazy, Depressed, Old, Fat, and Girl. Can repurpose Eggman's tech and do something with magnetic fields. From a writer's perspective the Deadly Six give me nothing to work work with. Their personalities are flat, their powers are nothing that Eggman couldn't do with a machine, and Lost World gives me no context for what a Zeti is or why anyone should care to visit the Lost Hex to encounter them in the first place. Little Planet has the Time Stones, Angel Island has the Master Emerald, Babylon Garden has lost technology, but Lost Hex just exists with no history or apparent value. There's simply nothing to latch on to and expand upon and, while that does technically give carte blanche to fill in the blanks, I'd rather just create new characters from whole-cloth than try to salvage the D6. Infinite: Unlike the Deadly Six Infinite is charismatic and his backstory and powers give me something to work with. Bring him on. Sticks: I stand by what I said here:
  11. This is, without question, the most beautiful thing I've seen in a long time.
  12. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/16/us/gm-toledo-racism-lawsuit/index.html 

    What the fuck?! How is this happening in 2018!?

    1. Osmium

      Osmium

      OMG IT'S [[CURRENT YEAR]], WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN??

    2. Kiah

      Kiah

      I think you do have to ask why hatred drives people to do disgusting things that are not only insulting and demeaning but going to the point to death threats. Simply because of the color of one’s skin. This should of never happened at any time but especially when advancements for equality have been made throughout history. 

      Reading that really hurt. That is absolutely abhorrent. I know racism and acts of hatred have become more prevalent these days but I was legitimately shocked to learn all that happened there at GM and that is absolutely disgusting.

  13. I don't know about that, but I do know hamberders and covfefe both go great with some hickory smocked bacon.
  14. When is SEGA going to realize nobody likes the Deadly Six?

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      When Sonic Team makes a good Sonic game.

    2. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      Probably around the same time they realize nobody likes Wisps anymore either.

    3. mayday2592

      mayday2592

      I mean a few people here did say they liked them.

    4. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      I like Zavok and the fat one. The others can take a hike.

    5. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      I like them. Well, most of them. They aren't exactly unpopular.

    6. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      when they realize nobody likes sonic

    7. Wraith

      Wraith

      They're the only characters I see near unanimous thumbs down on

    8. Kuzu the Boloedge

      Kuzu the Boloedge

      Nobody likes a lot of the characters and they're still around

  15. Better question: Has the Sonic's shitty friends mentality ever not been a detriment to the series? At best Sonic Team's catering to people who whine about characters other than Sonic and Eggman upsets fans of those characters and limits gameplay and story options. At worst it leads SEGA to demonstrate an utter lack of confidence in what they've built over the years. Case in point: Has any other videogame franchise in history ever advertised its lack of additional content as a selling point?
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