A little different from your average favorite character topic, this one's all about character design. As you know, the Sonic gang have come in all shapes and sizes over the years. What are your hits? What are your misses? Talk about it all here. As always with any topic like this I start, all canons and eras are covered. You can like classic Sonic and hate modern Knuckles, and it doesn't mean a thing. I'm gonna start it off with my top three winners. 3. Jet the Hawk Jet's most redeeming asset is by far his appearance for me. The dude just plain looks cool. Game characters tend to have good balance of colors in general, and Jet's no exception. Probably because he had good colors to begin with. The fact that he takes such clashing colors as green and red, and makes it work is a big plus for him. The "tattoos" are also a nice touch, and dare I say he's got the best shoes of any current character aside from Sonic's Soaps. 2. Modern Metal Sonic For a Sonic robot, Metal Sonic was pretty badass looking to begin with. Then the Sonic Channel dude had to get a hold of him, and DAMN. It's like they built an actual Metal Sonic that is fully articulated in every way. If they made a toy based on this version, I'd buy like, five. He looks especially dangerous now, and they even made the whole ball in the back of the head deal not suck like it did in the Sonic CD art. 1. Super Shadow This basically boils down to really good selection of colors. He's very much a low level SA2 Super Sonic retool, and a damn good one at that. I was always particularly fond of the dimension in his head quills to start with. He looks great in black and red, but somehow, the light cream color and red look even BETTER. Also, I did appreciate the extra details in SA2 such as the metallic chest hair and the shorter forehead stripe, as well as the black and red power aura. The change from Shadow to Super Shadow is simple, yet effective. So there's my top three hits. What are yours? I'll come back with my misses later.