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Was it ever clear as to what Robotnik/Eggman wanted to do with that thing?

I'm guessing that he wanted to use a giant orbital laser to threaten the general populace with, kind of like the Eclipse Cannon from Sonic Adventure 2, but I've never seen any concrete evidence of this.

...Unless he's just building a giant space station for the fun of it. :lol:

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Come think of it - It would have taken AGES to build. Surely someone would of seen it and halted the construction? How did one man alone create the Space Station? As people know, he only created Badniks to wreak havoc amongst the zones.

I'm sorry for answering your topic with questions! D:

THEY'RE NIGGLING IN MY MIND AND WANT TO BE ANSWERED.

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I can't remember anything that actually says what it's for, just that it's a weapon. Considering it's a Death Star ripoff it's possible it has similar weaponry (though possibly not a planet-destroying laser, as that's kind of counterproductive to ruling the planet).

It does do

to reactivate the Lava Reef, uh, lava, though it's hard to say what exactly it's doing.
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You could argue that Eggman's ego probably played a significant catalyst in the Death Egg's development, adorning the sky with his glorious metal visage for all to see. In all seriousness though, I'd imagine it's purpose is simliar to that of the Death Star it parodies, both a large centre of operations and some form of weapon.

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That's the thing about Robotnik. The bigger his inventions get, the less they make sense. His robot foot soilder - they're hs army. Various clones, robot clones, or dolls - kind of self explanatory. His giant airship - transportation. Anything bigger than his airship(s) - ??? Ego stroking?

That brings me to another point; I'm highly disappointed by Nations of Earth for sitting idly by while a madman built and launched a Space Station. Someone must have lost their job over this.

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It is a good point that Eggman's older schemes weren't noticed (some have clear reasons, but still), considering, in the overall Sonic canon, GUN have existed for at least 50 years. Perhaps it was only after he foolishly exhibited himself in Adventure by launching a missile into Station Square, that the organisation began to take him seriously.

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It is a good point that Eggman's older schemes weren't noticed (some have clear reasons, but still), considering, in the overall Sonic canon, GUN have existed for at least 50 years. Perhaps it was only after he foolishly exhibited himself in Adventure by launching a missile into Station Square, that the organisation began to take him seriously.

I think the people of Earth did notice, but the simplified plots didn't really bother to show the world's involvement during the plan. Considering the lack of NPCs onscreen, we can't really tell how they reacted.

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I think the people of Earth did notice, but the simplified plots didn't really bother to show the world's involvement during the plan. Considering the lack of NPCs onscreen, we can't really tell how they reacted.

"Mommy, mommy, there's an evil face in the sky!"

"Don't worry, dear, Sonic the Hedgehog will save us like he always does."

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"Mommy, mommy, there's an evil face in the sky!"

"Don't worry, dear, Sonic the Hedgehog will save us like he always does."

Probably not too far off from the truth. Sonic is essentially a superhero to the people of the game universe, and is probably depended on to save the world by the populace. It's expected of him, even as early as Sonic 2. (Especially since Sonic 1's Japanese backstory states that Sonic and Eggman have fought many times prior to the first game!)

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Probably not too far off from the truth. Sonic is essentially a superhero to the people of the game universe, and is probably depended on to save the world by the populace. It's expected of him, even as early as Sonic 2. (Especially since Sonic 1's Japanese backstory states that Sonic and Eggman have fought many times prior to the first game!)

Yeah, that's a good point, I'd imagine that Sonic is a hugely popular public presence, not unlike Superman.

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What really kills me is the indifference to the situation. It seems people have become totally reliant on Sonic, and his gang.

Has law enforcement ever decided to step in? You know, beyond Press Conferences and mild Military presence?

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Has law enforcement ever decided to step in?

The last time the normal police tried to do anything, it didn't go so well.

From Sonic Adventure: "Oh no! Our weapons are useless!" *moonwalks away*

At least they retreated in perfectly-synchronized style.

GUN is slightly more effective than the cops. Slightly.

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I always thought the Lava Reef meltification was the Death Egg's main engines firing. Everyone always says he uses the Master Emerald to allow the Death Egg to climb back into orbit; but it's NOT TRUE. If you play Lava Reef Zone, then play Hidden Palace Zone, you can see in the background that the Death Egg is already climbing out of the volcano's crater before Eggman swipes the ME.

BUT ANYWAY.

One of (I forget which) Sonic 2, Sonic 3, or Sonic & Knuckles' instruction booklets calls the Death Egg a "Doomsday Device", but the method by which it is supposed to dispense doom is never mentioned. In the Archie Comics, it was a mass-roboticizer, capable of turning all the cute creatures to metal by firin' it's lazah.

I considered that the Death Egg might really be what Robotnik probably claims it is - just a peaceful orbital research station. The fact that his research likely involves vivisecting forest critters in the weightless comfort of Zero G would likely not have been particularly objectionable to GUN (only to Sonic). We see in Shadow the Hedgehog that GUN (at least by then) has a sizeable spaceborne force projection capability, able to field full-scale armies INSIDE the Black Comet on some of Shadow's missions. So if they'd wanted to stop Robotnik, they probably could have. Let's not forget that (on good days) the Robotnik name seems to be a well-respected presence in the United Federation's corporate world, with Robotnik Corp. manufacturing Extreme Gear and the good doctor selling the occasional Gamma-model security-bot on the side in Battle. Not to mention MeteorTech, which openly manufactures robotic war machines in the middle of Megalo City circa Riders ZG. So GUN might even have helped him build it.

I see GUN's relationship with Robotnik much like the US's relationship with Saddam. They're quite happy to provide him with weapons of mass destruction on a good year, but on occasion the political climate might turn chilly and the United Federation's leaders are required to decry him and maybe bomb a few of his bases just to "prove" they think he's a bad guy. So the Death Egg will have been built in a good year. The Chronicles-time invasion of Metropolis: bad year.

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As to why nobody on Earth bothered to stop him? I always just assumed he built it in secret.

That explanation makes sense if we're talking about why no one stopped him while it was still being built, but once it was finally up in the air, you'd think there would have been more of a ruckus. :lol:

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That explanation makes sense if we're talking about why no one stopped him while it was still being built, but once it was finally up in the air, you'd think there would have been more of a ruckus. :lol:

Perhaps, however the only games it appeared in were in areas that were uninhabited by humans(South, West Side and Angel Island). In fact it isn't until SA1 that we actually see Sonic confront Eggman in an area populated by humans so I wager the rest of the world was blissfully unaware of Eggman's schemes in the Mega Drive era.

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Perhaps, however the only games it appeared in were in areas that were uninhabited by humans(South, West Side and Angel Island). In fact it isn't until SA1 that we actually see Sonic confront Eggman in an area populated by humans so I wager the rest of the world was blissfully unaware of Eggman's schemes in the Mega Drive era.

I don't think so- These areas had modern cities like Starlight Zone, Casino Night Zone, etc.

I wager there were human inhabitants here, but being simplistic stories, we just didn't see them. Kinda like how you don't see random Toads running around in any of the old Mario platformers, you know?

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As for the whole police/human reaction thing, I doubt any one actually saw the launch. I mean, the whole game (except Sky Sanctuary and Death Egg) presumably took place on Angel Island and the only real inhabitant at the time was Knuckles, so I doubt there were any cops or militia to see it launch either time in that game. Not to mention that even the ARK wasn't visible from the ground in Sonic Adventure 2, nor were there any satellites in any Sonic game. In fact, I'm pretty sure that it's possible that people didn't even know Sonic himself until Sonic Adventure 1 as I don't recall anyone ever implying they knew him until the final boss fight, or even react to the fact they're talking to a bipedal blue hedgehog. I guess anthropomorphic animals are just the norm in his universe.

It does do
to reactivate the Lava Reef, uh, lava, though it's hard to say what exactly it's doing.
I always assumed that heating up Lava Reef Zone was just a side effect of starting it up. To carry something that huge, it must have needed some very powerful engines.
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As for the whole police/human reaction thing, I doubt any one actually saw the launch. I mean, the whole game (except Sky Sanctuary and Death Egg) presumably took place on Angel Island and the only real inhabitant at the time was Knuckles, so I doubt there were any cops or militia to see it launch either time in that game. Not to mention that even the ARK wasn't visible from the ground in Sonic Adventure 2, nor were there any satellites in any Sonic game. In fact, I'm pretty sure that it's possible that people didn't even know Sonic himself until Sonic Adventure 1 as I don't recall anyone ever implying they knew him until the final boss fight, or even react to the fact they're talking to a bipedal blue hedgehog. I guess anthropomorphic animals are just the norm in his universe.

What about when the Death Egg originally took off?

Everyone's talking like it was constructed on Angel Island, but it wasn't- It was in space in Sonic 2. Meaning it had to have taken off from somewhere on Earth in order to get there, barring the possibility that Eggman actually built the Death Egg in outer space, which would be even more conspicuous!

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As for the whole police/human reaction thing, I doubt any one actually saw the launch. I mean, the whole game (except Sky Sanctuary and Death Egg) presumably took place on Angel Island and the only real inhabitant at the time was Knuckles, so I doubt there were any cops or militia to see it launch either time in that game

^ That is true, but remember he didn't build it on Angel Island. That's just where it landed after being blown up the first time, as its impact is what made Angel Island crash in the first place. Eggman presumably built the thing somewhere else on the actual ground (unless he built it in space?).

Damnit, Treed.

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