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2 minutes ago, MainJP said:

so do Tails:

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Pachacamac:

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And Dodon Pa:

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And judging by the old Echidna who also grew big white eyebrows along with his white mustache that means the tan parts on a characters body is skin.

Tails looks kinda like Mineta. 

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I literally just found this out watching BSC's Black Knight Commentary: Not only is Melissa Hutchinson(Clementine, Beauty & Toad Jr.) in the game, but so is Gavin Hammon(Kenny, Tweedle Dee & Dum.

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I got another one. Now let's look at our good ol fox friend, Tails. Particularly his classic iteration.

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Now, what if I told you that from these select images I provided, that there's something.... off? That same something, that was very prevalent and integral to the very core of Tail's design that only the most astute visionaries could catch when seen at the right given angle... was missing? A detail that was so important to the series, and yet was taken away from him (and us) and forever lost in translation, dare I say?

Have you caught it yet? Well if not, look no further:

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His little hair tuft on the back of his head's been quietly yanked out since his modern redesign, and ever since has been forgotten for quite some time now, even for his classic appearances of today. This goes for Sonic Generations and even Sonic Mania. Well, mostly for Mania, anyway.

Now oddly enough, even Sonic Mania's sprite animators remembered that Classic Tails is supposed to have that little hair tuft going on. Somehow they were able to remember that while the other animation crew for the Mania shorts and intro weren't. My hunch is that the spriters and cartoon animators either looked at two different references for Tails (because for whatever reason, there's a model sheet of Classic Tails floating around that doesn't include that hair tuft detail where even the "special zone" Tails design on the Genesis games decided to follow despite having that detail everywhere else) or they both forgot, but the spriters just ended up having that detail already at hand anyway since the Mania Tails sprite is already basically Sonic 2/ 3 Tails but with more frames of animation.

I'm joking btw before some of you think I'm actually crazy, haha.

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3 minutes ago, StriCNYN3 said:

Huh, well I'll be damned. Learned something new today. Interesting how they randomly added that back in for Sonic Riders but then chose to get rid of it again afterwards.

For the most part, it's probably a design element that's overlooked and forgotten about because it's so minor and easily missed. The tufts are in the in-game models for Riders/ZG, but are totally absent from the pre-rendered models and scenes. Clearly nobody is paying that much attention.

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On 12/31/2019 at 6:23 PM, Almar said:

Knuckles hates cities. As befits a wild man:

 

It could be in part because of the bright lights.

56 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

@StriCNYN3 For what little it's worth, Tails' in-game model in Riders and ZG includes those tufts of hair on the back of his head. 

 

Freakin deep cut, man.

Seriously, good eye!

49 minutes ago, Blue Blood said:

For the most part, it's probably a design element that's overlooked and forgotten about because it's so minor and easily missed. The tufts are in the in-game models for Riders/ZG, but are totally absent from the pre-rendered models and scenes. Clearly nobody is paying that much attention.

It could also be an unintentional product of how...squarey those models can look in places.

How about the promo art?

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Zavok is apparently becoming more boastful and less formal under Patrick Seitz.

EDIT: Here are the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games voice clips for reference.

(Why is this over 3 minutes?)

 

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There's a fair bit of contrast and compliments alike with the Zeti. Zomom's colors help him camouflage in the sand he lives in, for one. Zor and Zazz also notably contrast with their areas. Probably the least intelligent or fast Zeti at least has the element of surprise.

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29 minutes ago, Miragnarok said:

There's a fair bit of contrast and compliments alike with the Zeti. Zomom's colors help him camouflage in the sand he lives in, for one. Zor and Zazz also notably contrast with their areas. Probably the least intelligent or fast Zeti at least has the element of surprise.

You know what's funny about that? Zomom and maybe even Zazz may not even frequent those areas--they just happened to be sent out at random cause Eggman wants Sonic out of his way.

Master Zik and Zor on the other hand clearly hang out in Tropical Coast and Silent Forest, respectively, given their tighter setups and influence there.

And if I give Zeena anything, she seems to have some minute capability of manipulating snow compared to the more wind-based Zomom.

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