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  1. Nestor

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    .... ....Thank you, now I can never un-see that. I mean.... the shape and positioning compared to the upper torso makes the Master Emerald's housing quite obviously a pelvis analogue, with the Emerald itself right in the centre.... I can't believe that didn't occur to me before. I suppose it does at least mean that Master Overlord has the dubious distinction of being possibly the only villain to have a source of unlimited power in his crotch. I await with anticipation next issue's story presumably revolving around an all out assault on Master Overlord's groin - he may potentially also become the first villain to lose his source of limitless power by being repeatedly punched in the dick.
  2. Nestor

    Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    Not to mention repowering the fallen Death Egg in Sonic & Knuckles.
  3. Nestor

    Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    While I imagine they do have a dedicated robotics team, GUN also had the services of Professor Gerald Robotnik and the ARK research team at their disposal at one point who I would assume made some major advances in their robot tech.
  4. Nestor

    Your Unanswered Sonic Questions

    Or Big is lighter than he looks! Or filled with helium...
  5. Guess so - it may be a thing affecting a number of people though, I just spotted a few negative reviews on the appstore saying it was in constant server maintenance. I'm on android, not sure if it's specific to that or just a random error. EDIT: I contacted SEGA's support team and, somewhat worryingly, received the following feeback: Hi [Nestor] Thank you for contacting SEGA Mobile Customer Support,Unfortunately, the latest Amazon update is currently waiting to be released and this update needs to go out before you can connect to the server.We do not have a time scale for when this is out.Sorry for inconvenienceMany thanksSEGA Soooo.... they've just randomly disconnected all Amazon based games until they release the update.... for which they have no time scale. Another triumph for SEGA's strategic planning!
  6. I thought I was - it isn't giving me any options to update it in game or in the appstore.
  7. Is anyone else getting a constant Server Maintenance message? I haven't been able to play the game for four days now, every time I start it, it says it's doing maintenance.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    You're right - while there are potential explanations that would make sense with what's been revealed, they're cumbersome and inelegant from a storytelling perspective. SEGA should have decided on a backstory and stuck with it instead of this vaguely defined mess - indeed, despite having the idea of two worlds since at least Sonic Colors, they still haven't gotten around to defining it properly.
  9. Nestor

    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    Indeed - hence the possibility of one potentially being an ancestor. We haven't witnessed the mechanism yet, but we do know it can be done - until (or if) additional detail are given about how the gateway works, there's no reason to assume that the travel is difficult until it's implied or stated to be. Indeed - but it's the activity of Angel Island after it goes skyward that determines its ability to travel between worlds; as it's been shown moving geographic location to and from its initial starting position in the Mystic Ruins, it's a possibility that its flight path travels through the 'gateway' and allows it to swap between worlds. Of course, we've had such a dearth of information about the gateway mechanism that it could be almost anything, but until they actually clarify it further, this theory is a possible explanation.
  10. Nestor

    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    I don't think there needs to be a whole anthro community on Earth for Silver's parents to have been on Earth - after all, the main cast travel between worlds seemingly without difficulty (and indeed, the possibility exists that one or more of the main cast are Silver's ancestors). The island's been present in both Sonic's world games (e.g. the classics) and Earth games (e.g. Sonic Adventure), and we know it's mobile and travels (it's in the middle of an ocean in S&K and by the coast in SA) - as we don't yet know the nature of the 'gateway' between worlds, it seems likely that the island's travel periodically takes it through whatever mechanism connects the worlds. Why not? It would seem to be a logical explanation based on what we do know of the current continuity, such as it is; it being required due to a retcon shouldn't make it less likely or valid.
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    Do you aggree with the Two-worlds??

    Silver could have simply been born on Earth. Or he could have moved to Earth (or been stranded there) early in life. It not being explicitly mentioned doesn't mean that it's impossible to happen within the setting.
  12. Nestor

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Ah... Chronicles might not be the best source to use for determining Green Hill's location - as well as being non-canon as the others have pointed out, it has a slightly... odd setup with its locations in respect to canon. Central City, the capital of the United Federation (which is clearly supposed to be the Sonic universe's alt-counterpart of the United States), is placed on South Island rather than the North America analogue and aesthetically looks more like a town in Sonic Forces; Station Square meanwhile, which was in SA1 a huge metropolis on a warm seafront (and presumably also in the United Federation) is now a village at the foot of snowy mountains on Westside Island. Combined with the legal issues surrounding it and no further statement that it's regained canon status since the initial statement regarding it, I think it's safe to say that it's setup isn't one that Sonic Team has ever seriously considered. In S&K, Angel Island really is nowhere near the coastline as it was in SA1; when we see the island from afar in the cutscenes, it's completely surrounded by water on every side with the mainland nowhere in sight. In order for that to be possible, the island does need to be able to be mobile. While clunky, it's not inconceivable that the kid could be talking about Sonic's world (he doesn't say which world, after all).... though that's admittedly not the most intuitive reading as the dialogue was obviously made before the two worlds retcon existed and it would have to be a retroactive interpretation. Forces meanwhile is quite difficult to reconcile as being on Earth as there are multiple references to Eggman having conquered the entire planet, and the absence of any human influence or presence (most notably GUN) in that scenario would be very strange and not really explainable in the same way that, say, their absence in Unleashed was (one assumes GUN's attention and resources were stretched thin across the globe trying to cope with the massive chaos that the planet breaking apart would entail for international infrastructure). Bearing in mind that Sonic Team seems bent on going all in with the two world concept (albeit in their haphazard way) to the point that they've asked IDW to adhere to this scenario, I think that the set up in Forces would hold more weight than a single piece of dialogue only appearing in one version of one game and potentially open to an (admittedly strained) alternate interpretation. As you say, the two worlds thing is most certainly a retcon after the Adventure era; while it's possible the idea might have been buzzing around somewhere during that time period (I'd put money on Sonic X being an inspiration), it wasn't being implemented and the games at that time were obviously supposed to take place in a singular (and poorly defined) world.
  13. Aside from the fact that Wisps quite likely have a somewhat alien mindset with different priorities to the denizens of Sonic's world and so may not find waiting in deployment capsules as unpleasant, them activating the Wispon is presumably fairly similar to giving Sonic a hyper-go-on boost, which they didn't seem to have any issues with.
  14. Nestor

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Out of curiosity, why would you say Green Hill was definitively on Earth? Aside from the fantastic aesthetics, the original Japanese manuals for Sonic 1 don't name a planet and Forces specifically located it on Sonic's world. Similarly, Angel Island is mobile and (depending on the nature of the gateway between worlds) could conceivably move between the two.
  15. Nestor

    IDW's Sonic the Hedgehog

    Was it Earth in Sonic Advance 3 though, or Sonic's world? 😜
  16. I dare say so - but whether by accident or design, the scenario presented by the dubious writing choices of the game does in fact leave space for there to be some sort of coherent reasoning for Tails's breakdown without breaking character. No, it would be inconsistent if it were the same personalities in the same circumstances with different reactions. Leaving aside for the minute that those four years can significantly alter a child's personality, the key point was that Tails was plausibly affected in a way that Amy wasn't simply due to him being directly involved in the situation at the moment of Sonic's defeat and the additional emotional baggage that would naturally come with that.
  17. Eh? There was only him and a bunch of random townsfolk - the resistance hadn't formed yet, Eggman hadn't taken over the world at this point. While I agree Tails cowering earlier against regular badniks was bad writing (though this sadly seems to be a recurring theme since Unleashed...), him going postal on Eggman in the immediate aftermath of Sonic's defeat was not an option with Infinite and his illusory posse standing in the way, while in SA2 he had the means and a clear shot at taking out Eggman. Different personalities, different circumstances, different reactions. In SA2 Amy had a breakdown despite potentially being in a position to personally PikoPiko Hammer Eggman into next Wednesday. In Forces she isn't present at Sonic's defeat, and subsequently takes up a non-combat role in the Rebellion. Tails meanwhile - aside from only being a ten-year old - witnesses Sonic's defeat firsthand and likely feels guilt for not being able to save Sonic nor defeat Eggman. The fact that Eggman subsequently conquers the world, adding a final failure of Sonic in Tails's eyes, is an adequate explanation for his potential later breakdown due to the additional personal dimension to Tails's experiences compared to Amy's.
  18. 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).
  19. Nestor

    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.
  20. Nestor

    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.
  21. Nestor

    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.
  22. Nestor

    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.
  23. Nestor

    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.
  24. Nestor

    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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