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20 hours ago, Dash Speed said:

Sonic Boom Shadow seems more your taste them, he was the only character that shook up the fandom by becoming what fans loved of him to begin with, a actual edgy rival that took no crap and looked cooler than Sonic.

Really? Because I'm pretty sure everyone hated Boom Shadow because he stripped away everything that fans loved about him: Namely being a complex, sympathetic villain turned anti-hero who toys with the stereotypes associated with him based on his appearance: He doesn't make friends easy? No, but he's loyal and will go to hell and back for the ones he has. He acts somewhat cold? Yes but it's because he has no social skills and doesn't really know how to talk to people. He uses brutal methods? Indeed, yet he's one of the few characters in the series motivated purely by altruism. He don't take orders from anyone? Completely false, he's almost completely directionless without guidance  until the latter part of his character arc, which is all about him taking his future into his own hands.

Boom Shadow just shits all over that and says "You have friends and I hate friendship so I'm gonna murder you because 'Ow the Edge!'."

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So, on the previews, who else feels like it isn't quite playing out like the solicits and covers would imply? From everything I had seen I expected Sonic to meet up with Silver and hear about Whisper before we would get our first chance to see her. This  helping out from the shadows approach without any prior mention seems a little peculiar to me. I almost wonder if she will even interact with Sonic and Silver at this point. It would make it seem that on this cover

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her absence is more than just to avoid spoiling her character design early as she could very well not be a part of the group yet with the group ignorant of her presence.

I'm probably just over thinking it, but the set up so far seems a little off to me.

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On anther thought, since Blaze seems to be using the Sol Emeralds going forward, who would like to see her lose them by the time it is all over so that way she has to find them all again before being able to go home and thus serve as a way to help flesh out the world a little in year 2?

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28 minutes ago, Bowbowis said:

Really? Because I'm pretty sure everyone hated Boom Shadow because he stripped away everything that fans loved about him: Namely being a complex, sympathetic villain turned anti-hero who toys with the stereotypes associated with him based on his appearance: He doesn't make friends easy? No, but he's loyal and will go to hell and back for the ones he has. He acts somewhat cold? Yes but it's because he has no social skills and doesn't really know how to talk to people. He uses brutal methods? Indeed, yet he's one of the few characters in the series motivated purely by altruism. He don't take orders from anyone? Completely false, he's almost completely directionless without guidance  until the latter part of his character arc, which is all about him taking his future into his own hands.

Boom Shadow just shits all over that and says "You have friends and I hate friendship so I'm gonna murder you because 'Ow the Edge!'."

SA2 Shadow had mold breaking complex motives as a Sonic character for the most of part, yes. But I'm just talking about what everyone talks about Sonic most of the time, how cool he was and his towards facing anyone in a fight. Boom Shadow was the closest we had to SA2 style Shadow in terms of "rule of cool" factor and charisma.

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1 hour ago, Dash Speed said:

SA2 Shadow had mold breaking complex motives as a Sonic character for the most of part, yes. But I'm just talking about what everyone talks about Sonic most of the time, how cool he was and his towards facing anyone in a fight. Boom Shadow was the closest we had to SA2 style Shadow in terms of "rule of cool" factor and charisma.

In Boom he was a jerk, a moron, gullible, murderous...

Not the redemption hero I grew up with.

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1 hour ago, Sonic Fan J said:

. I almost wonder if she will even interact with Sonic and Silver at this point. It would make it seem that on this cover

Sonic_RIcover_09-675x1024.jpg

her absence is more than just to avoid spoiling her character design early as she could very well not be a part of the group yet with the group ignorant of her presence.

That's the vibe I got from her design alone, honestly.

1 hour ago, Sonic Fan J said:

 

On anther thought, since Blaze seems to be using the Sol Emeralds going forward, who would like to see her lose them by the time it is all over so that way she has to find them all again before being able to go home and thus serve as a way to help flesh out the world a little in year 2?

I'm of two minds on that:

On one hand, following another character as they explore and learn about the world could be a nice change of pace

On the other, doing it that way would feel repetitive as hell, not to mention with such unnecessarily dire stakes.

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1 hour ago, Marco9966 said:

In Boom he was a jerk, a moron, gullible, murderous...

Not the redemption hero I grew up with.

Just like SA2 Shadow, minus being a moron, which is still not really moronic just him being misguided. Boom Shadow was easily misguided, hell I call him being misinformed and wrong a staple to Shadow since this issue had him set up for being wrong in his ways.

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8 minutes ago, Dash Speed said:

Just like SA2 Shadow, minus being a moron, which is still not really moronic just him being misguided. Boom Shadow was easily misguided, hell I call him being misinformed and wrong a staple to Shadow since this issue had him set up for being wrong in his ways.

Except Boom Shadow received almost no development or characterization that SHOWS us that he was misinformed or misguided.

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2 hours ago, Bowbowis said:

Really? Because I'm pretty sure everyone hated Boom Shadow because he stripped away everything that fans loved about him: Namely being a complex, sympathetic villain turned anti-hero who toys with the stereotypes associated with him based on his appearance: He doesn't make friends easy? No, but he's loyal and will go to hell and back for the ones he has. He acts somewhat cold? Yes but it's because he has no social skills and doesn't really know how to talk to people. He uses brutal methods? Indeed, yet he's one of the few characters in the series motivated purely by altruism. He don't take orders from anyone? Completely false, he's almost completely directionless without guidance  until the latter part of his character arc, which is all about him taking his future into his own hands.

Boom Shadow just shits all over that and says "You have friends and I hate friendship so I'm gonna murder you because 'Ow the Edge!'."

I think he's trying do a thing because one time I told him why boom shadow is bad

1 hour ago, Marco9966 said:

In Boom he was a jerk, a moron, gullible, murderous...

Not the redemption hero I grew up with.

Exactamundo

9 minutes ago, Dash Speed said:

Just like SA2 Shadow, minus being a moron, which is still not really moronic just him being misguided. Boom Shadow was easily misguided, hell I call him being misinformed and wrong a staple to Shadow since this issue had him set up for being wrong in his ways.

Those aren't remotely the same?

That's like saying any two characters with a sour demeanor is the same character

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10 minutes ago, Dash Speed said:

Just like SA2 Shadow, minus being a moron, which is still not really moronic just him being misguided. Boom Shadow was easily misguided, hell I call him being misinformed and wrong a staple to Shadow since this issue had him set up for being wrong in his ways.

In season 2 he decides to destroy the whole universe just because he feels like it!

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Just now, Marco9966 said:

@Shadowlax, @Dash Speed!! For the love of God, one of you change your profile picture !!

It's like one same person has 2 different opinions!

It didn't help that their both being high on Shadow meant it was easy to confuse the two further back then.

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10 minutes ago, Marco9966 said:

@Shadowlax, @Dash Speed!! For the love of God, one of you change your profile picture !!

It's like one same person has 2 different opinions!

I mean you could read the names

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7 minutes ago, StaticMania said:

Oh snap, are we talking about how Coool Shadow looks in that cover art?

It seems like that is the current topic of discussion happening right now.

You mean how he kinda fades into the background?

 

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7 minutes ago, StaticMania said:

Nah, I don't see it. I just meant his cross armed aloofness that literally every Sonic fan loves.

Sorry, I was looking out the side of my eye and probably should've said Cream.

That glossy glint does not like her creamy texture.

 

Meh.

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22 hours ago, DabigRG said:

In Planet Wisp(I think), there are these darkish pink  buzzsaw things at the bottom/top/end of certain walls that I believe either damage or repel you if you run into them as Spikes-Sonic.

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You're thinking of these things on the left.

It seems to instead be based on what Sonic looks like when he uses Pink Spikes, which I guess is one way to imagine what a Spikes Wispon would have for it's basic attack (I would have guessed simply shooting out spikes but this works too).

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1 hour ago, Celestia said:

MoI6wM2.png

You're thinking of these things on the left.

It seems to instead be based on what Sonic looks like when he uses Pink Spikes, which I guess is one way to imagine what a Spikes Wispon would have for it's basic attack (I would have guessed simply shooting out spikes but this works too).

 

Yeah, those things! I was remembering the Spike-Sonic colliding with it more than anything. Been a while since I booted up the Wii.

I guess ya'll right after all. 

1 hour ago, StaticMania said:

Ooooh, those Saw blade dingus. I was really confused by mentioning the color...because the only other pink saw blade looking stuff are from Eggman Land.

Is that so?

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3 hours ago, Dr. Detective Mike said:

The Livestream just announced that Issue 8 is coming out next week. Two weeks early.

I don't know if anyone already knew that though. 

Yeah I was wondering why we were getting the previews now when they established the release schedule for new issues for near the end of each month.

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