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I wouldn't mind Boom Amy.

 

She doesn't really do anything regular Amy doesn't do, unless her not openly fawning over Sonic is that important to people.

 

To be honest, I can't really make up my mind who else I'd want for this game, but maybe it's because I'm more or less satisfied with the roster as it is. If I was pressed for another Sonic rep, Shadow would be my first choice, Blaze would be my back-up as another magical projectile user. Knuckles wouldn't be a bad choice either. Other than that, I'm torn between Melia (Xenoblade), Lloyd Irving (Tales of Symphonia, helps that Namco's involved with this iteration), either Crono or Frog (Chrono Trigger), another Zelda character like Skull Kid or even Tetra, or even Krystal as a Star Fox character that wouldn't be a clone of Fox.

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Speaking of tales characters i'm still kind of hoping for one, say what you want about him just being another anime character with a sword I still think it'd be cool to get lloyd (or even cless) as characters since they'd have some really good moveset potential. 

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She doesn't really do anything regular Amy doesn't do, unless her not openly fawning over Sonic is that important to people.

There's a drastic difference in characterization in Amy in Sonic Boom/Rise of Lyric. A Hedgehog in distress is now a side kick.

 

Now you could argue that SEGA could change Amy's SEGASonic personality but I don't think they will. I also prefer Boom's costume compared to her regular dress. Amy used to be one of my most hated characters but now she's on top of the list with her Boom personality.

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When was the last time Amy was "in distress"?

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal... the latest Sonic game...where the plot revolves around her getting kidnapped?

 

But that was just shitty writing and not her character. Amy has overall been a useless, annoying side character instead of a being a proactive, helpful member of Sonic's team. It wasn't until Boom that she got a personality shift. Her design was updated to reflect this too.

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There's a drastic difference in characterization in Amy in Sonic Boom/Rise of Lyric. A Hedgehog in distress is now a side kick.

 

Now you could argue that SEGA could change Amy's SEGASonic personality but I don't think they will. I also prefer Boom's costume compared to her regular dress. Amy used to be one of my most hated characters but now she's on top of the list with her Boom personality.

 

"A Hedgehog in distress." You mean like in Sonic Adventure, where she took care of her business? Or Sonic Heroes? Or Shadow? Or '06? Advance? Battle? The number of instances where she's been in dire situations where she required rescuing (which I don't see as an issue in itself especially because it isn't done frequently with her to begin with) are fairly low, with SA2 (and Generations if you really want this) being the only modern games where this happened and she didn't do anything. The worst thing that's happened to her is that she's been reduced to boring cheerleader like everyone else since the days of Unleashed. Boom makes her active, which is good, but somehow makes her to be really bland and uninteresting, and I don't really consider her a big improvement just because her behavior isn't as explicitly girly in that version.

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I don't really consider her a big improvement just because her behavior isn't explicitly girly in that version.

How is this not a big improvement? It's so stupid to have a character act stereotypical just because of their gender.

 

Yes, I see Boom Amy as an improvement over Sega Amy for not acting girly, annoying, and a cheerleader.

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How is this not a big improvement? It's so stupid to have a character act stereotypical just because of their gender.

 

Yes, I see Boom Amy as an improvement over Sega Amy for not acting girly, annoying, and a cheerleader.

 

So, girly is a problem now? Sorry, I don't see that behavior with Amy to be an issue, when it's not her sole defining trait. And it seems to balance well with the personalities of the other female members of the cast (or just the cast in general). I admit, there's things I like about Boom Amy, but that's mostly because her faux-therapist schtick is hilarious, especially when everyone else reacts to her with rolling eyes and a groan. Honestly, take that away, and we're left with someone who's incredibly dull and probably more annoying than the version that gloms onto anything that remotely looks like another hedgehog.

 

I agree, I don't like her being a cheerleader, which, if you know anything about me, is something I bitch about quite regularly when it comes to this entire cast, but knowing SEGA can do more with her and have in the past tells me there's nothing wrong with her original incarnation, but how she's written.

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I can't believe Shadow wants to marry Sonic

yeah lol. She's stupidly immature and annoying since Day 1. Using examples like Sonic Advance which has little to no plot doesn't really make her a better character. I mean.. those aren't even good examples to begin with considering how her character is dumbed down to appear weak, slow, and overall not as useful compared to Sonic.

When your entire character revolves around being girly and annoying, then you're a bad character.

So, girly is a problem now?

Yes. Having boobs shouldn't force your character to act a certain way.

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The entire cast has been cheerleaders at best for years now.

 

This is the problem with new sonic games.

 

Except boom, at least they finally added other playable characters.

 

ANYWAYS, Boom amy would be great for smash, not sure what a final smash for her could be though

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Yes. Having boobs shouldn't force your character to act a certain way.

It doesn't. But I really don't see why this aspect of her personality is an issue when it doesn't preclude her ability to kick ass? It doesn't make her weak or less competent just because she happens to act like a pre-teen girl.

 

 

Yes 

 

She needs bigger biceps and brotein shakes

 

She and Knuckles can hit the gym together.

 

...I'd also like to apologize for the off-topic discussion. I will say Amy has plenty of potential as a Smash candidate, even if she didn't stand out to me immediately as a choice.

 

ANYWAYS, Boom amy would be great for smash, not sure what a final smash for her could be though

 

"Piko Hammer Storm" or something like that?

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Don't really think girlyness or being of a helpless nature is much to base an argument on viability considering

that all of these were damsels in distress at one point (or Multiple!) in their career

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I'd be more concerned about relevancy and moveset potential.

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What on earth does characterization have to do with how viable they'd be in a fighting game anyway? Whether it's SEGA!Amy or Boom!Amy, either way they'd be in Smash to beat the shit out of other characters, and they both have a means of doing that, so who gives a toss which Amy it is?

 

Either way, it'd be SEGA Amy for consistency. 

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I only played the demo, but I don't really see how Wonder Red works on his own. I thought the combat in W101 was based on the characters banding together to form giant fists, or swords and stuff. Can't really capture that in Smash.

I can see them showing up as side specials or a final smash, and then creating a original moveset for Red himself. I mean it's not like Nintendo couldn't. This is Smash. They gave Captain Falcon a completely original moveset that fit him.

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Honestly Amy actually is my first choice for a second SEGA character, followed by Eggman.

 

Eggman was originally first, but then Bowser Jr, soooo yeah. > .>

 

But on Amy, she really seemed to be the best option. Shadow, Knuckles and Tails all basically are Sonic with various traits. Amy has her Hammer though, and I think that's what makes it somewhat a better choice, as she'd be far more Unique then Sonic.

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Honestly Amy actually is my first choice for a second SEGA character, followed by Eggman.

 

Eggman was originally first, but then Bowser Jr, soooo yeah. > .>

 

But on Amy, she really seemed to be the best option. Shadow, Knuckles and Tails all basically are Sonic with various traits. Amy has her Hammer though, and I think that's what makes it somewhat a better choice, as she'd be far more Unique then Sonic.

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Surprised to see people still talking about Sonic characters...Although this is a Sonic forum, so I probably shouldn't be. 

I can see them showing up as side specials or a final smash, and then creating a original moveset for Red himself. I mean it's not like Nintendo couldn't. This is Smash. They gave Captain Falcon a completely original moveset that fit him.

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They could make eggy's mobile shoot lasers ala SA2 and shoot fire ala Angel Island Sonic 3 boss

Oh certainly something. But seeing as Bowser Jr. Really sort've took Eggman's thunder somewhat in my mind, I'd rather Amy. Plus, its a hammer. After the Ice Climbers left, we lack them. - w-

 

 

But yeah, plenty of disagreement here it seems. XD

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Oh certainly something. But seeing as Bowser Jr. Really sort've took Eggman's thunder somewhat in my mind, I'd rather Amy. Plus, its a hammer. After the Ice Climbers left, we lack them. - w-

 

 

But yeah, plenty of disagreement here it seems. XD

*looks at Dedede's, Kirby's and when he feels like it Bowser Jr's hammer*

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After the Ice Climbers left, we lack them. - w-

 

I dunno I have a really deep gut feeling that the Ice Climbers are going to make some kind of comeback in the vein of something sort of like Rosalina and Luma.

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