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  1. Ok so the conclusion here is that yes, devils/demons are fine and would totally work in Sonic (but would need a lot of good writing). But I forgot to answer EmTiven01's specific question/fan idea. We can have a literal cultish demon-looking guy (secretly an elderitch blob monster) with god powers and his own set of minions who can easily toy with the main characters. But I need to ask: why make an extremely condensed, straightforward stereotype devil design & character? Wouldn't that be a bit boring? These are just general questions/comments. May add more later (under spoiler cuz long):
  2. Idk if this is supposed to be a joke but that sounds very unlikely. Sega (at least SoJ) seem to see Shadow as the "edgy cool strong darkhero" so they wouldn't treat him like crap for "sh*ts and giggles". Reminds me. I'm still wondering how much of Shadow's treatment was Ian's idea and how much was Sega's. Iirc Ian only said his original idea was shot down because "inhibitor rings don't work that way". From what I could gather from the Bumblekast...Sega only seem to say "don't do this" but doesn't ask/order specific plot points, and is usually fine with whatever the writer does as long as it's not too OOC. I agree some mandates are questionable, but when I heard the Ian really wanted/needed Shadow to be infected at that specific issue and had to roll with it, it felt more like Ian's problem and not Sega's. Idk I'm sure there were better ideas or alternate story direction he could've taken instead of having Shadow act stupid. There's also that people are praising/okay with Evan's portrayal of him (or at least, compared with the Metal Virus version). Which means a decent Shadow can be written with Sega's regulation.
  3. I'm guessing it's this? From Evan's tumblr: (This is the link to the post, and this is the Huldra link in her answer) Tbh Belle doesn't look that "strange" if that was Evan's intention. Sure you wonder what animal she's based on, and her puppet features is unique, but aside from that she looks pretty similar to everyone else. Kind of wish the characters pointed it out more in the comic? For me Sonic seeing her as a badnik/robot was more surprising.
  4. We now have some previews for IDW #35:
  5. It depends on what you mean by devil-type. Straight up referencing the devil and Satan would be more risky since some people would not like religion in a Sonic/kids friendly game. Mephiles and Iblis were vague enough for some people to miss the reference. Also, you don't really want a villain with god-like powers to be reoccuring. If we go with "manipulative evil tempter who screw people over", more threatening than the petty/personal type (I think that's more of a bully/rival)? That's pretty normal in fiction, sometimes even for kids stuff, and would probably work since Eggman is commonly portrayed as such (see: Archie). Only problem will be how evil he is and where to use him. Those type of character ends up being the big(gest) bad in many works...but given the fact Sonic games don't have many characters (=potential victims), lacks deeper storytelling, and the bad guy has to be defeated with a happy ending...it's gonna be hard to use them or make them reoccuring. The comic has more freedom and flexibility so there's a highter chance of it working, but their effectiveness will depend on the writer.
  6. Someone got their hands on some previews for Bad Guys #3: sooooo...
  7. Sorry for double post, but we got additional preview pages for #34: They have all the previews together here: https://tailschannel.com/idw-sonic/updates/sonic-the-hedgehog-34-previews/
  8. Oh yeah I just realized. Remember that one cover for Bad Guys #3?
  9. New cover for IDW #35 is here. Warning, it spoils some future plot points:
  10. Yeah, the cover reveals for future issues didn't help either. At least they didn't spoil a big cliffhanger in the next preview or somethin'. About the reveal itself (note: I haven't read #2 yet aside from some spoilers so my thoughts may change)
  11. MAD RAT DEAD came out recently. It's a 2D-platformer rhythm game with awesome music. Basically Sonic + Necrodancer. Even got a homing spin attack. I think it'd be a great way to make a Sonic rhythm game. Somehow. Maybe make it different characters based on the stage & difficulty? For reference, Japanese trailer (English one sucks) under spoilers:
  12. I have no idea how Chronicles did it (kind of afraid to check) but when I hear "Sonic RPG" I imagine the non-battle/field section looking like Paper Mario w/ each character having unique abilites to help progress forward, and the battle section looking like Mario & Luigi w/ characters able to combine moves for a unique effect.
  13. I still wonder what ABT was thinking when he drew her on the sketch cover. Was he having fun knowing she won't make it in (cuz no matter how much love Lanolin gets from the fan, she is just one of countless background characters), or does he secretly wish her to be "official"?
  14. Idk about the others, but Don and Nite were approved by Sega and given some lore. I'm sure it's because they were created for the comic, not the authors' preexisting OCs making a cameo. Here are the tweets by Evan Stanley:
  15. Oooh, I totally forgot about that in TSR. Yeah it depends on how much Tangle gets used in the future, but she's fine for now. We don't know what kind of character Belle is but I kind of imagined Cream would be the type to befriend her. Ah, I am still disappointed he is not a bulky guy It took me a while to understand what's happening in the background.
  16. Kind of. That was how we got the mess of "two world", "no currency", etc. (iirc the curreny one was revealed by Ian? Actually I'm sure there's a lot of info Ian partially revealed that opened many can of worms...) It would've been totally fine if they never brought it up or tried to explain it, like Mario and any other timeless series. What was it about TSR?
  17. I went back and checked. It was "don't go that far" "pls don't directly show violence against the child" to his original plan of Zeena kicking Cream while she was already down. Here's the timestamp if you wanna hear that specific Q&A: (The question was about what Ian thought he wouldn't get away with and whatnot about IDW. ) My longest question/confusion about Cream & the more younger cast is.....at what age range are the considered/treated as "kids"? I can see Vanilla's concern of Cream more as a concerned mother-thing, but iirc in the Chao race they were told "we don't allow children to participate in this race". Maybe it was supposed to mean the specific race was for "adults" only, but makes me wonder...ok at what age are they considered & treated as equivalent to RL kids, and at what age do they stop questioning/be treated as mature? I always assumed age worked differently/didn't mean anything in Sonic games (not in the WRONG way, mind you), and when Archie brought it up it was because the writers tend to base stuff on RL. I mean almost all of them are minors and act independently, the most obvious example being Tails driving & going on adventures. Would Amy who is a preteen be considered "too young" to enter the race too? It only happens around Cream too, interestingly.
  18. Cover B for IDW #37 is out: Also someone on twitter posted previews? for Bad Guys #2: (Guess we have confirmation about the hooded figure?)
  19. Can't you watch it on your own? (no offense, just curious) The video description has all the questions, so I usually jump around & only listen to those that I'm interested. The only one I know rn is that all the "new villains being male and heros being female" were completely unintentional and Ian didn't notice until pointed out later. IIRC they don't have any female villains on the waitlist right now, but he will keep that in mind for the future. He also mentions that he'd want something new, like someone who will get down & actually fighting w/ the heros instead of being the leader/ruler. He also wanted an irredeemable, THE EVIL type of girl. Which I am very very delighted by, since I've made a fuss about that specific topic here (or in another topic) fairly recently. More independent, unsympathetic, threatening villainesses please. (there was another one about Ian wanting Zeena to stomp/kick Cream on the floor to make sure people hate her, but Sega said do not hurt the child)
  20. (unrelated but were we allowed to remove spoiler tags eventually? I kind of forgot...it's hard to go back & search for posts I wanna quote.)
  21. Aside from Cream & Vanilla, I'm wondering who officially has a family?
  22. Idk if I said this before, and I'm gonna assume this is unpopular, but I'm peronally not fond of Silver's "huge adorkable dork" character portrayal recently. When/where did it start anyway? I used to be more familiar with the JP side of the fandom and while some fans portrayed him as "cinnamon roll that may kill you", most people's view of him seemed to be classic "nekketsu" shonen protag, compared with Shadow as the dark antihero and Sonic as the unique/western rebellious hero (oh yeah I saw some people complain he's becoming more of a traditional hero recently). Which was mostly because one of his only major appearance was 06 for most people there. That is changing of course but....Idk I really liked what he showed in 06, and felt most of the spinoffs/minor appearance supplemented that so it feels so weird, it feels like a small part of his personality was exaggerated and made to be his prominent trait. Wanted to write this because I saw a tweet comparing Silver in 06 & IDW, being confused/amused at the difference.
  23. So #33 is out. I accidentally saw some spoiler screenshots on twitter.... I am curious to see how this goes.
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