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November 18, 2017 in Sonic Games
To put it simply, sonic is in a weird place right now. I feel like it doesn't quite know where it wants to go, a lot of things getting shifted around a lot of chances being taken for better and for worse. And we are in a period where odds are we wont be hearing something for a while, game just came out, even if it was an engine test probably wont be a new game in a year or so, this will intensify with how the sales of sonic forces how high or low they maybe. The next batch of content we are going to get , that we know of is the comics. So we gotta a little time
And in this time I wont to pose some questions about Team Dark. First how I feel about the team and what they are, Team Dark as concept is something that I don't quite feel is needed anymore. The 3 characters friendship, or whatever type of ship you headcanon, doesn't really require them being on a team. I feel as though omega is a plot point now I feel like he's a weird robot damsel in distress even back in sonic 06. When things needed to get real for shadow , omega would go missing or rouge, the reason I feel like this happened is because there's no reason for those 3 to be on a team so the plot when those characters are around tends to revolve around one or two of them missing usually omega. They don't actively contribute anything to one another, Shadow can effectively do both of the other team members jobs by himself. The comic showed rouge having intell which is the first time she's ever been useful in to the team, but that doesn't even require her being there. And kind of falls into my criticism of the team dark comics in Archie where the entire rouge parts of the story could be told over an ear piece and omega could just not be there and the story would function the same if not better in their absence. The only reason this team seems to exist is shadow needed a team for sonic heroes and it just kinda stuck around, it was to push shadow. But that's it really, and shadow's way over and doesn't really need a push.
I don't think they need to be a team , and I think it would serve each member of the team more to able to do stuff on their own. And I understand, if you were to separate them, the only one you would really see around is shadow because he's the one people care about the most but even then at least in comics , the new IDW ones I can maybe get a rouge or and omega comic by themselves every once in a while. I feel like even sega knows they just want to use shadow, so i feel like it would be a net gain if they stopped trying to force team structure on characters that don't really need it.
So onto the questions
So you may have noticed, I didn't ask any direct shadow questions. To put it simply, who cares? Shadow's popular he's a mainstay, he's the first character in years to be playable and his playable-ness was responded favorably to. He's solidified his place in the franchise, like him or hate him and there's no real need to go into that.
GUN , Rouge and Omega are far more interesting in his regard. In order GUN's only relevant element ( that rhymed ) is shadow. With out him, they are essentially a nothing organization full of nobodies, so when shadow vanished from games, so did they. And even when he showed back up, they are still MIA , even in forces. They are this weird non essential element, who's only really necessary for shadow's backstory but nothing else. So I wanna know how people feel.
Rouge isn't nothing with out shadow, however she's been attached to shadow for quite some time. I was interested in how people feel about the character and how fans of the character feel about her being attached to this group, let alone shadow. Especially those who grew up with X where she's pretty doing her own thing for most of that show.
And Omega... he's weird. Isn't rouge, he's really that popular. However he isn't quiiiiite GUN where if you remove him, no one would care. I mean I don't think a lot of people would care but it isn't quite no one. And shadow's friendship doesn't requre omega be around. Same goes for the rest of the team .
I asked the question here because this forum has a pretty good intersections of folks who lurk and browse other sonic related forums. I think I wanna make a youtube video asking this at some point.
So tell me your thoughts
Thank you for your time
Anyways I like Team Dark. A trio of anti heroes initially with their own goals eventually growing a bond with each other is fun to see.
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