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3 hours ago, Fusion-Ellipsis said:

That's a pretty neat design.

Although I wonder whether ABT was inspired by the US Acres cartoon a little. There is a character of the same name there and she's a sheep :huh:

Lanolin is an actual substance in sheep wool, so it's possible that it's a coincidence, but who knows, lol.

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Just finished Issue 2. Might go more in depth with thoughts later, but it was average, I guess. The story is still really driven by a boring formula and there's still issues with the townspeople, but there's more interesting things brought up in this issue, at least. Amy having undergone decent amounts of character development was actually pretty great. While I find Archie Amy as a good version of her not overly obsessed with Sonic, IDW's portrayal does feel like what they've been trying and somewhat failing to do with Amy downplaying her romantic crush on Sonic. It's still playing it up for fun, but Amy's a lot more accepting of Sonic's wishes and jokingly teases him.

I also called it -

Spoiler

when Amy revealed she was there on business, and helped with the attack on the town, Sonic invited her to join him on his adventure. It wasn't him just rudely dismissing her.

Honestly? Amy and Sonic probably had some of the best interactions they've had in a very long time. I liked how they played off each other with shades of snark, especially Sonic's final sarcastic addressing her by rank only for her to threaten to slap him. It felt like a bit of actual banter between friends as opposed to Amy legitimately threatening to attack him for not loving her.

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1 hour ago, Ryannumber1gamer said:

It felt like a bit of actual banter between friends as opposed to Amy legitimately threatening to attack him for not loving her.

That one Sonic Heroes moment won't be forgotten apparently...

There's only 2 instances of her attacking him, at least in Riders she had an excuse.

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27 minutes ago, StaticMania said:

That one Sonic Heroes moment won't be forgotten apparently...

There's only 2 instances of her attacking him, at least in Riders she had an excuse.

Yeah, well

1 Endings of Sonic Rush and Black Knight have strong implication.

2 Two times is two times too often.

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1 minute ago, Marco9966 said:

I wonder how they will handle Knuckles being lead of the resistance and guardian of master emerald.

They'll likely lampshade how he was a less than optimal choice for being the leader.

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12 hours ago, VEDJ-F said:

She's a background character, she wasn't even scripted to be anything, it's doubtful we'll ever see her again. 

I think that's my one issue in terms of that design'; she sticks out like a sore thumb compared to the rest of the background characters and there's ultimately no reason why that is. The rest follow the Forces template but have ABT's flair so they're still clearly his, but Lanolin is pretty much designed like a recurring character despite that not being the case. 

If I had to guess, he saw the script called for one of the villagers to come get Sonic and Amy when the Badnik Horde appeared as well as escort Amy to the Bunker and decided to get a little creative.

In the end, he/Editors/both liked the design enough to put her on the cover as one of the villagers being protected by The Lovely Couple and later give her a [nick]name.

 

11 hours ago, Adamis said:

Remember Derpy from My Little Pony : at first she was a background character with an animation error, then BOOM.

Anything can happen if a character, main or just decorative, gets enough attention.

Hopefully, we won't get another Last Roundup issue with Tabitha St. Germain.

7 hours ago, Sega DogTagz said:

Background character or not, deft drawing can always be used to fill in details and leave behind little jokes. 5 issues from now we could see a newspaper scattered to the winds that contains a small advertisment for a saloon. That's all it would take. It's subtle world building to boot.

 

But what looks like Mirage Saloon is, like, already on the cover for the next issue.?

 

4 hours ago, KoDaiko said:

I agree with that. Some of the background characters (like that white dog with blue dot on her forehead) had a reccurring-level design. They're too detailed compared with the other randomly generated looking ones.

I wonder if some of the background characters are the actually artist's personal OCs. That would explain. Or they're planned to be recurring in the future.

Honestly, I actually prefer that kind of design mindset. It' reminds me of what Ben Bates used to do with "Uncle Pup," "Tumbiri," and the Hobidon.

3 minutes ago, Marco9966 said:

I wonder how they will handle Knuckles being lead of the resistance and guardian of master emerald.

The blood of his ancestors flows inside him

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14 minutes ago, Marco9966 said:

I wonder how they will handle Knuckles being lead of the resistance and guardian of master emerald.

When it's threatened, it instantly summons him back.

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3 hours ago, Razule said:

When it's threatened, it instantly summons him back.

Is that a joke or is that canon?

EDIT:

This does kind of raise the question as to why Amy only got one episode to herself in season 2 and did not help out much in the finale, but that's just my opinion.

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2 hours ago, RedFox99 said:

Is that a joke or is that canon?

EDIT:

This does kind of raise the question as to why Amy only got one episode to herself in season 2 and did not help out much in the finale, but that's just my opinion.

It's really not hard to write her better than that :lol:

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13 minutes ago, RedFox99 said:

Back on topic, I wonder if Rough or Tumble will spill any secrets about who hired them. 

That's a good point. Cause I was honestly under the impression they'd just turn up being two assholes who Sonic and Knuckles tag team against before being recruited by whoever.

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2 minutes ago, RedFox99 said:

I actually wonder what Rough and Tumble will be like. They seem to be a bombastic duo, so I'm wonder if they'll be intelligent. 

I can't see them exactly being masterminds, but probably not too dumb. Like, not Scratch and Grounder dumb. 

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Just now, RedFox99 said:

Is that a joke or is that canon?

EDIT:

This does kind of raise the question as to why Amy only got one episode to herself in season 2 and did not help out much in the finale, but that's just my opinion.

What gets me is that Boom Amy had so little moments in Boom to shine with only six episodes for her with most of them having bad endings for her yet she gets call more kick butt in Boom then her past self like in Heroes where she did more fighting is her love for Sonic really that much of a problem. 

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6 hours ago, Marco9966 said:

I wonder how they will handle Knuckles being lead of the resistance and guardian of master emerald.

It wont really be a thing, and most of the characters will not operate as the resistance exists. 

You know goddamn well team dark is doing shit by themselves. And as soon as stories start, Chaotix will be doing their own thing, and so on and so forth. 

 

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