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The Supreme Topic of 'Other' Knowledge. The stuff that simply has no other home.

#6046 User is offline GoldS 

Posted 13 January 2019 - 12:06 AM

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View PostGoldS, on 27 November 2018 - 03:47 PM, said:

I've started the process of converting the annotations to captions. I'll be done before annotations are gone...hopefully.


All done, they've been updated and converted to captions now.

#6047 User is offline Prototype 

Posted Yesterday, 08:40 AM

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I've been wondering about something for a while, when it comes to the Sonic universe, and I figured this thread was as good a place as any, as it's probably not thread-worthy.

What's the deal with Super Sonic? I mean, in-universe. When it comes to Super forms, Sonic, Shadow and Silver are the only ones to really get distinct forms, aren't they? Why is this? Originally it was just Sonic, which would make sense production-wise as he's the main character, but with the introduction of other Hedgehogs, it seems like this is something innate to Hedgehogs in this world - they're the furry equivalent of Saiyans. I suppose that would make Sonic the Goku of the series.

It feels like there was some barely-realised loose storyline going on, or some notion at least, that there was some kind of prophecy around Sonic. A statue of Sonic, or at least a Hedgehog that looked like him, appeared in the background of Hydrocity Zone, which was followed by the ancient mural in Angel Island's Hidden Palace. I suppose this would be connected to the reason Gerald Robotnik thought a Hedgehog was the ultimate life form, correct?

The only other notable transformation is the original Super Tails with the Flicky Army of Death. We know from Flickies' Island that Flickies, or at least the ones on that island, have some weird relation to that island's Giant Rings. Assuming this is the case for Angel Island too, what is drawing the Flickies to Tails? Is it just some attraction to the ring/emerald energy? And what specifically is the relation between rings and Emeralds anyway?

It's strange that everyone else's Super forms are essentially just slightly glowy versions of their normal selves - particularly Knuckles, who you'd think would have some weird-ass form since he's so connected to the Master Emerald. Although one could argue that he's shit at his job, and guarded it without really understanding much of what it was and could do.

...this post ended up longer than I anticipated.

#6048 User is offline Blue Spikeball 

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Well, I think the reason Super Tails and Super/Hyper Knuckles had such bland designs was simply so that the devs wouldn't have to draw separate sprites for them :v:
Time constraints and/or laziness were probably at play here.

Then when the Adventure series happened, they wanted Sonic (and Shadow, what with him being his "evil" twin and all) to be the only ones to go Super in order to keep Super Sonic unique, so Super Tails and Super Knuckles didn't get better designs.

Then in Sonic 06, it would have been awkward if Sonic and Shadow were able to go Super for the final boss but Silver wasn't, so they created Super Silver as well. Ditto for Burning Blaze in Rush.
Plus they were trying to make Silver the next Shadow in terms of popularity, so of course they'd give him his own Super form :v:
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