Agreed on both points. But then Mephiles also gets his undeserved plaudits because apparently he’s ‘intelligent’ and ‘diabolical’ and, yes, killed Sonic even though it was by the cowardliest and lamest way possible and was not in any way, shape or form believable.
Basically, people want a villain they can hate. Someone who is just plain evil. Mephiles fits that bill.
Moreover, he doesn’t do anything that would constitute a need to team up with the heroes, something Eggman had to do five times (counting that game) up to that point, which harmed his cred, so to speak. People want competence in their villains and to the general public, Eggman’s a boob from his alias and appearance to his voice and methods.
Yeah, the way Mephiles struck down Sonic was lame, but pure evil doesn’t care about sport or playing fair. They just want their goals reached, by any means, especially if it’s the easy way out. We’re not supposed to relate to the bad guy or anything like that. We’re supposed to hate them so we can cheer for the heroes. That’s the bottom line and that is Mephiles’ charm. He was the heartless, ruthless, evil villain the series was lacking, the bad guy Eggman can’t really be, and the 100% dark “hedgehog” Shadow tries not to be nowadays.
That’s why he’s popular. Does he deserve to be defended? No. But I’m doing it anyway so both sides of the matter can be touched upon and acknowledged. Mephiles the Dark is a basic villain in every sense of the word, and was never meant to be anything more than that. And you can bet there are those who want the Doctor to take notes from him, who just want standard unshakable good vs. unacceptable evil with no annoying gray areas to get in the way of their enjoyment.
Further proof that the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom, as a whole, has no clue what the hell they want from this franchise.
No. Because Sonic wasn’t familiar with Chaos Control before SA2 yet still consistently attained Super Form.
Chaos Control has always been a skill that has to be consciously tapped-into and it pertains to the ability to manipulate time and space, not anything else.
It’s never been outright confirmed that Sonic ever needed an Emerald to use Sonic Wind. Just like Shadow never needed an Emerald to perform Chaos Spear. It could be argued that he never uses it after SA2 because he doesn’t need to use it as his ordinary abilities suffice, it being put into SA2 purely for boss fight purposes aside. It’s usage in 2P mode is strictly non-canon.
There are Chaos Attacks and there are, for lack of a better term, Ki Attacks. Sonic Wind falls under the latter.
I think it was awkward simply because of the uncanny valley factor of a realistic human kissing a large-headed blue cartoon Hedgehog who also happens to be dead. There’s also the fact that their ‘romance’ was so badly-written that the kiss comes-off as stupid.
I do not consider it bestiality and in fact remains that it isn’t bestiality. A taboo factor of bestiality is the fact that animals cannot give consent. Sonic is socially-speaking in his world, nothing less than human in that regard. He has the same level of sapience as humans and is treated like them by society in the games, even falling under human laws as indicated by the fact that he could be arrested and thrown into jail. So the notion that “He’s an animal!” only has merit in the sense that the kiss was an interspecies one and absolutely nothing more.
It isn’t necrophilia either. A kiss is not inherently sexual. Elise was not making-out with his corpse or expressing some kind of depraved lust for it. If you honestly believe that that kiss was necrophilic then you literally do not know what the fuck you’re talking about.
This argument, this belief, that the kiss in ‘06 was a necro-bestial one has to stop because it’s nothing less than unadulterated bullshit and in addition is so often something that is brought-up in order to shit on the series even today when they’re is zero merit to this view.
That kiss is contempt-worthy because it was badly-written up-to and looked mega-awkward considering the uncanny valley factor of realistic person kissing cartoon Hedgehog.
A sensible take on the scene no one will shut up about for the wrong reasons.
The artwork for Sonic Spinball’s American Packaging.
In the later part of Sega’s height in popularity, there was some interesting changes done to some of the box art, depending on which version you got.
For the Mega Drive / Genesis release, the game kept the game-style “Robotnik” on the artwork, along with the harsher lines around Sonic’s face.
For the Game Gear and Master Systems version however, they swapped out the game Robotnik for the version from Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine and Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog, as well as altered Sonic’s eyes and ears to be less angry.
Who knows why the did the change.
Sonic looks much better on the Game Gear cover. Dr. Robotnik…not so much.
Sonic Rivals is considered to be the official canonical debut of Silver since Sonic Next was wiped from the timeline.
The problem is, none of the Rivals games were released in Japan, and the only acknowledgement to the games given by Sonic Team is the inclusion of the Rivals 2 theme in the True Blue CD and music from both games in Generations.
So, do you consider the Sonic Rivals series to be canon?
Concept: “Mobius” - Brainstorming Session ~ Sonic Storybook Ideas
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We at Concept: “Mobius are quite fond of the Sonic Storybook Series. What Secret Rings started, Black Knight improved upon, and both were ideal portrayals of the Blue Blur himself.
For a while, I’ve been thinking…if there were to be a third entry, what legends could be explored this time? Personally, I’d like Mexican folktales to be given a shot. Sonic could be summoned to fight alongside other Spanish and Mexican heroes and folk legends to prevent the corruption of the Day of the Dead.
That’s my idea, but what do you think? I’d like you guys and gals to reblog this with your ideas. Let’s do some brainstorming!