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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Bowbowis in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    If you want to talk about remorseless killers in this series, let me remind you that Sonic spent the first half of Black Knight literally trying to assassinate King Arthur. 
    He doesn't seem too broken up about it either if you ask me:
     
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Bowbowis in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    That's the point. Sonic sometimes kills bad guys. Team Dark sometimes kills bad guys. No remorse is involved because the people they're killing are bad guys. The way @Robojerk is describing Team Dark you'd think they were a bunch of serial killers or hitmen, not spys/soldiers/superheroes who sometimes dirty their hands for the greater good.
    I don't think it's ever clarified what happened to the Jackals other than that Shadow incapacitated them. Which in context could mean he killed them, but could just as easily mean he knocked them out or broke their legs. Regardless, enemy combatants are generally considered fair game from a morality standpoint.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to thumbs13 in IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog   
    How are the spinoff games the things that prove this?  Battle had Shadow and Rouge doing there own thing, Rivals 1 had Rouge get captured and Shadow had to go get her, Rivals 2 had them each have their own agenda and be on opposing sides, Free Riders had them just want money, Chronicles had Omega get captured and Shadow went to go look for him, and TSR had them get invited to enter a race. None of that makes them super violent or gritty at all.
    None of them are unethical. G.U.N was unethical, but they stopped that after Shadow's own game.
    Team Dark's actual contrast to the main cast is that they're more pragmatic than most other characters. 
    How are the spinoff games the things that prove this?  Battle had Shadow and Rouge doing there own thing, Rivals 1 had Rouge get captured and Shadow had to go get her, Rivals 2 had them each have their own agenda and be on opposing sides, Free Riders had them just want money, Chronicles had Omega get captured and Shadow went to go look for him, and TSR had them get invited to enter a race. None of that makes them super violent or gritty at all.
    None of them are unethical. G.U.N was unethical, but they stopped that after Shadow's own game.
    Team Dark's actual contrast to the main cast is that they're more pragmatic than most other characters. 
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    No, from a logical standpoint, he shouldn't be able to. In Penders' warped logic, he claims he can.
    The point of contemplation is he claims that since he created Evil Sonic (and the evil Freedom Fighters and Moebius), he can by extension use them freely however he pleases. Since Scourge was originally Evil Sonic, his twisted logic again used this to try claim he has full legal ownership over him.
    Again, ignore the logical fallacy of the fact that Ken Penders is trying to claim the legal right to use literally "Evil Sonic the Hedgehog". This is his point, essentially - he created Evil Sonic, he therefore owns Scourge. It doesn't matter that Scourge is virtually different in every single way, Penders claims he gets to own Ian's work because "I originally created him". 
    Not only is this utterly idiotic, but it makes no sense and is littered with logical fallacies. By Penders' own logic, you could literally just take every single character he made, put "Evil/Good" at the start of their name, and bing bang boom, you have an original character you legally own to use in your for-profit work. 
    What Penders' fails to realise is it doesn't matter if he originally used the concept of Evil Sonic (which for the record - he cannot claim ownership over, because you cannot copyright an general idea - meaning he can't copyright the concept of "evil characters", a concept for the record originated by Star Trek). Evil Sonic the Hedgehog is still just that - an evil Sonic the Hedgehog, but Sonic the Hedgehog nonetheless. If you really want to go far enough - this is as bad as when Penders claimed that SEGA/Bioware stole from him by making Shade and the Nocternus clan, y'know - except the fact Penders is legitimately stealing a character, unlike SEGA/Bioware, who used general concepts, but made their own cast regardless.
    For the exact same reasoning, he also claims that he owns - and I am not joking - Robo-Robotnik, and therefore owns every appearance of Eggman for 150 issues or so, because of that. Robo-Robotnik is also literally just regular Robotnik's intelligence in a robot body. That is the level of ridiculous levels we reach for Penders to claim this nonsense.
    To my knowledge, SEGA/Ian/Archie never used Scourge or other characters in limbo because of Penders having legitimate ownership of them, but because they just wanted to be sure they didn't have to deal with him again. Essentially, Archie/Ian were told to basically just scrap everything that was not originally created by Ian, which means Scourge and quite a few other characters (Shard) were thrown out essentially to not risk it, because while they almost likely would've won such a case regarding Scourge or Shard's legal standing, given they are literally based on pre-existing characters (Sonic, and Metal Sonic), SEGA and Archie were both sick and tired with dealing with Penders and didn't want to kick up another storm with him. 
    Archie especially, since the lawsuit ended up putting them on very thin-ice with SEGA, and caused SEGA to really begin evaluating what had been ongoing in the comics. This is all conjecture, but it's very likely it was the Penders lawsuit that had caused not only SEGA's first steps to tearing the license off of Archie a few years later, but also placing down harsher guidelines come post-reboot, because they were now fully aware of how far the comic had strayed from their brand image of Sonic as a franchise. So it's not really a case of SEGA not owning Scourge/Shard/anyone else in that limbo, as much as it is they just aren't worth the trouble dealing with Penders' insane logic to fight for. 
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    I-uh-wha-erm
    Ken, you did not create the continuity that came after your run. Ian Flynn built the majority of it. Even during what you created - Bollers also built a lot of it, as did Gallagher. You can't just take a non-relevant continuity and say "oh yeah, I have legal ownership to this since SEGA/Archie won't ". That ain't how it works.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch got a reaction from Syntax Speedway in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    They're pretty much all terrible. I think Cyberdark Colony might be my "favorite" (as in, the most ridiculous-sounding).
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to E-122-Psi in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    I suppose to Fleetway's credit, their Sonic is SUPPOSED to act like a swine, so erm, mission accomplished?
    He's not meant to be a well meaning guy who just has a hip attitude about him but just ends up looking like an egotistical ass whose enabled and beloved anyway. A lot of the time Fleetway Sonic is called out on the fact he's an asshole as such a dominating characteristic.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch got a reaction from Mr Silvia in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    They're pretty much all terrible. I think Cyberdark Colony might be my "favorite" (as in, the most ridiculous-sounding).
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to KingScoopaKoopa in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Not at all surprising that Penders' work is so derivative of everything* that he even copies himself.
    (* Except Sonic, ironically enough.)
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    Monkey Destruction Switch got a reaction from goldenchimchar in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    They're pretty much all terrible. I think Cyberdark Colony might be my "favorite" (as in, the most ridiculous-sounding).
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Ryannumber1gamer in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Guys, stop being so mean. It's not as if another comic managed to follow the SEGA guidelines and information, and make a comic that's fairly accurate to game material while doing it's own neat thing. None at all.

    None.

    At. 

    All.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to SBR2 in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    It's also a title he used before for a Geoffrey St. John backup story that had him put together the Secret Service. 
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Dr. Detective Mike in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Lara-Su: What is this place dad?
    Praetorian: One of the many responsibilities I'm accountable for.
    Lara-Su: That's not what I fucking asked you dad. How about you stop speaking Pendernese and answer the goddamn question.
    Normally, I'd find this funny, and I still sort of do, but I've been reading so much of his shit lately that I've really gotten tired of characters asking questions being either refused an answer or given an answer that's phrased like some sort of fucking riddle. There isn't going to be anything profound at the end of this web of secrets. Just say what you mean.
    Always with the cryptic nonsense. When a character asks another character a question, the answer doesn't always have to be-
     
     
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Zaysho in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    But it was definitely just Sega's fault he couldn't be bothered.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to KingScoopaKoopa in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Or to the point of just plain nausea, when you consider how he perceives Geoffrey's love life.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to horridus in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    It's a reference to a James Bond flick, yes-

    Guy loves himself some James Bond references. To the point of Ad Nauseum. 
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to horridus in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    You know, the 'best' part about that one? Is that 'Cyberdark' is actually a Deck Type from Yu-Gi-Oh
    https://yugioh.fandom.com/wiki/Cyberdark
    Yep. The silly sounding thing from a silly Children's Card Game is evidently good enough for his Big Serious Book. Not that I think he lifted it, honestly- Yu-Gi-Oh is so far outside his frame of pop culture reference that I really do think, by utter coincidence, he would have come up with 'Cyberdark' on his own... with the sole difference being he expects people to take it seriously. 
    One must appreciate his endless capacity to own himself. One of the biggest criticisms against his work for Sonic over the years is precisely this- that he basically used the books he worked on to write his own  personal story while only including Sonic elements as an afterthought. That in essence he rode the coattails of a very successful franchise and used it for his own ends rather than actually caring about the thing he was being paid to write for. In saying this, he has pretty much confirmed one of the single biggest criticisms of his entire body of work and the legitimacy of his time on Sonic and Knuckles. 
    That he cannot recognize the contradiction or just how badly he comes off is at once hilarious and endlessly tragic. 
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to SBR2 in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    https://www.twitter.com/KenPenders/status/1240376898447794176
    "I look at the stories I wrote as stories featuring Sonic and Knuckles but they could be replaced." Yup. That sounds about right. 
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    Monkey Destruction Switch got a reaction from horridus in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    They're pretty much all terrible. I think Cyberdark Colony might be my "favorite" (as in, the most ridiculous-sounding).
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    Monkey Destruction Switch got a reaction from Tylinos in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    They're pretty much all terrible. I think Cyberdark Colony might be my "favorite" (as in, the most ridiculous-sounding).
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to horridus in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Don't forget the 'Princess of Acorn' and 'Warlord Kintobor', whom likewise are SURELY not at ALL connected with pre-existing characters that originated in the Sonic franchise, no sir. 
    That's been the warped peculiarity of Penders ever since this nonsense first started- he simultaneously wants to 'prove' his characters are unique and can do well on their own without Sonic, yet at the same time he is wholly unwilling to truly sever the connection and start anew, insisting on maintaining this as a continuation of the stories he started in Sonic even as doing so is detrimental to the first point he's trying to make, and yet paradoxically he wants to champion his characters as having been essential to the Sonic comics in the first place. 
    His tune changes to whatever he thinks will make him look important at a given moment regardless of how much it contradicts his past statements. This guy doesn't just want to have his cake and eat it, he wants the whole damn bakery to go with it. 
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Kazhnuz in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    He was mentioned on Geoffrey Character Sheet as a "blue spinned Erinaceinae".
     
    EDIT : I love how all species are mentionned via their scientific name (Ericnaceinae, Meptidae)... but K'nox is an Echidn'ya. Really consistent.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch reacted to Milo in [ARTWORK] Milo's Museum   
    Alright, time for another upd-ATTENTION ALL FIREFIGHTERS: We have the notorious graffiti artist and prolific skater "Fever" operating in disguise within our department. Be on the lookout! DO NOT BE FOOLED! (Time to Heat Things Up!)

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    Raggedy Accel
    Another piece of Accel as another character after I drew one too many parallel connections. Specifically, it's based on the human exoskin used by Jenny Wakeman/XJ-9 by from My Life as a Teenage Robot (which, at least in its design, was itself inspired by the Raggedy Ann doll/character). Although hopefully, this design here is not as malicious as the former character....
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    Monkey Destruction Switch got a reaction from BlueSky in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    By being so much of a disaster it's hard to look away. But even that seems to be losing its luster by now, at least for me.
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    Monkey Destruction Switch got a reaction from BlueSky in The Lara-Su Chronicles and Ken Penders topic - READ PAGE 164, POST 4096   
    Penders' idea to redeem Snively and kill him off and have it be a really emotional moment that has Sonic wracked with grief has always felt super weird to me. Snively has been evil and a sworn enemy of the Freedom Fighters for many, many years. Sure, if he finally sacrificed himself, it would be emotional, but grief seems like it'd be an odd response. I would more expect them to be stunned that he had good in him after all, thankful for his sacrifice, and be more serious and somber for a while in light of it. But would they MISS Snively? Of course not! He's been sidekick to one of the worst villains in Mobius' history since the Freedom Fighters were kids! So why would Sonic be "wracked with grief" as though Snively was one of his friends?? And that's not even getting to the weirdness of why Penders felt the need to redeem him or kill him off in the first place.
    Some of the other ideas sound OK, but that doesn't necessarily mean they would be any good in Penders' hands...
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