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  1. He was also in a heavily armed mech with nothing standing between him and Eggman at the time though; in Forces, he's on his own with Infinite and seemingly four other villains and has no effective way to immediately counterattack Eggman. I think the thing that breaks Tails is not just the fact that Sonic is gone, but the fact that Eggman is able to take over the world as well and essentially wins. It's not explicitly stated in the game when exactly between Sonic's defeat and his escape that Tails has a breakdown, so it could well be that he does actually fight back against Eggman initially like in Sonic Adventure 2, but loses it when Eggman actually takes over, perhaps feeling that he's let Sonic down by not being able to stop him (unlike on the ARK where he's able to take Eggman down immediately).
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    Sonic Headcanons

    My headcanon regarding Professor Gerald Robotnik was that he was a kind and genuinely benevolent man wanting to do his utmost to benefit humanity with his research.... who also happened to have an almost catastrophic level of cheerfully absent-minded carelessness and lack of caution or basic health and safety. If you actually look at his record of what went on in the ARK, it’s slightly disconcerting how many of his experiments to benefit humanity went horribly awry in some way, and I can’t help but imagine him being this well meaning crazy scientist enthusiastically sticking his fingers into the electrical socket of knowledge for science. I can totally see him having the same approach to safety as Stanford “I'll keep this artifact that could wreck the universe on me in this cheap plastic case" Pines of Gravity Falls fame - I'm pretty sure that's why he's on the ARK in the first place, that GUN wanted him to do his world-changing research... but wanted him to do it as far away as possible so that the inevitable misfires caused as little property damage as possible. And so put him in low orbit. I mean, can you imagine how his funding meetings must have gone? GUN administrator: "So Gerald.... I hear there've been a few... issues on the ARK?" Gerald Robotnik: "Oh, you mean that robot that wrecked most of the colony? He was an ancient automaton from the Fourth Great Civilisation, so advanced and potent that I theorised he may have actually been the cause of that civilisation’s destruction!" GUN admin: "And so you...?" Gerald: "I switched it on, plugged in a Chaos Emerald, showed it my weapons collection and gave it sentience." GUN admin: "Uh... okay... I hear that Project Shadow is doing well though?" Gerald: "Oh yes! I've managed to overcome the final research hurdles and have almost fully completed the ultimate lifeform! We, uh, may want to think about collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds in the next fifty years or so though?" GUN admin: "Oh....?" Gerald: "I finished the project by extracting the DNA from an immortal alien in exchange for providing him with the Chaos Emeralds and allowing his people to harvest the human race in fifty years time." GUN admin: "I - you what?!" Gerald: "Oh don't worry, it's fine! I converted the ARK into a huge planet destroying laser we can use to stop them." GUN admin: *eye twitch* Gerald: "Just plug in the Chaos Emeralds and it's good to go, we’ll be perfectly safe! Er, speaking of safety... is there any chance we could have a few more GUN troopers on the ARK, please? I created some artificial lifeforms using the DNA of an entity known as the God of Destruction and a few might have got.... loose, possibly? Just an FYI." GUN admin: *stares* Gerald: "Do you think I'll be able to keep my current funding level?" .....at which point GUN went “Nope" and came up with the plan to shutdown the ARK and frame Gerald for causing an accident, as that was apparently completely believable with his track record.
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    Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    My reading of that scene was that the Egg Robo or Mecha Sonic had stolen the Master Emerald and taken it to the remnant of Sky Sanctuary - Angel Island is tilting wildly in the background and barely able to stay aloft, so it seems like it being there wasn't something Knuckles intended.
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    Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    It seems like the Master Emerald actually needs to physically be on the island for it to work - when it was taken to the remnants of the Sky Sanctuary by Mecha Sonic, Angel Island began to wobble and become unstable. As to what Sky Sanctuary actually is, that's a bit more difficult; it seems to be some sort of outpost orbitting Angel Island, but the presence of more advanced technology underlying it would imply it was created after the island first rose. While the echidnas of Tikal's time were advanced for their era but not by modern standards, we actually know nothing about what happened during the 4,000 years between the Chaos disaster and the island rising and the present day - it could be that the Knuckles clan became scientifically advanced over the millenia and were able to create structures of more sophisticated technology.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    That's true with regard to the Knuckles Clan at the time of Pachacamac - it's possible however that their ancient ancestors were a nomadic diaspora and travelled between the worlds before ultimately settling in what would become the Mystic Ruins. Indeed - but then it goes into very little detail about the mechanics of the research at all other than it was based around Chaos Emeralds; it also doesn't mention Gerald visiting Angel Island, but he clearly did considering the obvious similarity of the Eclipse Cannon core to the Master Emerald shrine. Gerald may not have had to even do the leg work himself - the ARK may already have had samples of each of the genomes from Sonic's world for Gerald to work with.
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    Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    Sky Sanctuary seems to float alongside Angel Island rather than above it (in Knuckles's story in S&K we see the island in the background) so it probably fell into the sea rather than onto Angel Island itself. It hadn't completely disintegrated when Sonic and Tails boarded the Death Egg however - there was still at least a small section left afterwards in Knuckles's S&K story where he fights Mecha Sonic and recovers the Master Emerald.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    Just because we haven't been explicitly shown them doing it before doesn't mean they never have or never will - indeed, it would be incredibly strange for them to not try to keep tabs on the man who blew up half the moon and threatened the entire planet with destruction. That doesn't mean they'll always send Shadow to do it every time, but it certainly does leave the option open and thus gives a rationale for him being in Sonic's world occasionally. Considering that Eggman is Earth's number one threat at this point though, I'd argue that going after Eggman would be considered 'proactively' guarding Earth and fulfilling Maria's wish. Gerald's explicitly visited and researched ancient sites and cultures (he's obviously been to Angel Island and knew of the Fourth Great Civilisation), it would make sense him visiting a world with strong ties to the Chaos Emeralds. As for why a hedgehog, one assumes he went through numerous different Earth and Sonic's world genomes to find the one best to become the ultimate lifeform. Since apparently male hedgehogs are able to most fully use the power of the Chaos Emeralds naturally and the ultimate lifeform project required their use, it may be that hedgehogs were the best fit genetically for his experiments. [Whoops, messed up my quoting and double posted...]
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    Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    I thought that that was why it was falling to pieces - that the Master Emerald did keep it afloat, and without it, it was slowly falling to pieces. The Sanctury also seems to have some sort of more advanced ancient tech underpinning it, if Generations is anything to go by, so it may have been able to stay afloat for a short period without the Master Emerald, essentially 'running on empty' a little longer before collapsing.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    I'd put my money on the whole two worlds thing beginning to form around the time of Sonic X; whether it had always been an idea bouncing around that was never implemented or whether it only emerged then, it would not surprise me at all if Sonic X was the catalyst for this direction. That said, it does seem like the Adventure games at least were designed on a one world principle, with the point at which Sonic team actually deciding on two worlds definitely being a thing coming at some point afterwards, possibly even as late as Colors.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    You could I suppose assume that GUN have assigned him to keep an eye on Eggman sometimes when he goes back to Sonic's world - though to be honest, this isn't really much more of an issue than why Knuckles is in any given adventure rather than guarding the Master Emerald. Not necessarily; it just depends how often the island's flight path intersects with the gateway - it could cross worlds every month, every week, or longer or shorter. Even if it was there for longer rather than shorter periods, it shouldn't be too much of a problem from a plot perspective as the time jump between games is sufficiently vague that the writers can have the island always be wherever they need it to be. He was able to interact with them - Gerald is able to cross between worlds too, just like the rest of the cast (and indeed anyone on either planet) if they choose to.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    Shadow's backstory being based on Earth at least can be explained due to him being a creation of Gerald Robotnik - reading between the lines, it seems the professor carried out research in both worlds and used hedgehog DNA from Sonic's world as a template for his ultimate lifeform.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    It's funny, and I'm not sure if I'm in the minority for this, but I actually dislike the two worlds retcon far less than the whole two dimensions one - that seemed an entirely unnecessary and out of left field decision, and I absolutely loathe the fact that even before that, they decided to make Classic Sonic mute. The Sonic Mania team have admittedly made the best of it with Sonic Mania Adventures, but even so, it seems a really demented direction to take arguably the most iconic part of the series in. Comparatively, the two worlds thing - while badly implemented - feels a lot less disagreeable and ultimately makes changes that impact the series less markedly.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    I actually quite like the idea, it gives Sonic a greater breadth of more fantastic locations to play with (without always just having to find one more suspiciously similar undiscovered magical island, as tended to happen when it was just Earth) and I would be happy with the setup if it was actually referenced in any coherent way in the games. I have no clue why Sonic Team have tried to retroactively shoehorn in this idea without actually defining or even mentioning it outside of interviews; if you want to introduce a concept like this, that's fine but you have to actually do it, not leave it hanging without any explanation for over a decade. If they really wanted to go this route, they also should have implemented it from the get go in the Adventure games; trying to do it now creates a whole mess of unnecessary plot holes. While most of them can be kinda sorta filled (Gerald Robotnik travelled between the worlds often; the ancient Echidna forbears were nomadic and migrated through the gateway from Sonic's world to the Mystic Ruins on Earth in ancient history; GUN's remit only extends to Earth; Angel Island travels through the gateway between both worlds periodically; the Chaos Emeralds warp between both worlds) it's... really cumbersome and inelegant storytelling.
  14. I'm.... actually okay with this, the more I think about it. While I knew there'd be changes, I'd worried that they'd radically alter Eggman to the point that he wouldn't be even slightly like the original character (like Bowser in the Mario movie, Dr Doom in either of the Fantastic Fours, or *shudder* Dr Claw in Inspector Gadget). Just from their choice of Jim Carrey, it looks like they'll be going for a wackier Eggman closer to his game persona, rather than a more serious Eggman. I can totally see him pulling off Eggman's over the top gestures, facial expressions and ranting - although I'm not sure about the voice, Jim's a bit higher pitched naturally than Eggman, it'll be intersting if he deepens and gruffs up his delivery or if he'll just do his own thing.
  15. To be fair, they do have this already - most times the Chaos Emeralds are used, they warp away and scatter all over the world, sometimes even into their own pocket dimensions. In any game they're not in, it can easily be assumed that they just haven't been found yet.
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