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Discussion in 'General Sonic Discussion' started by Dark Sonic, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. Blue Blood

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    I dunno. Starline did so much at the start with regards to finding Eggman and restoring his memories, it's a shame to see him stand around fangirling in the midst recent issues. I would have liked to see the two to have at least properly worked together one time before becoming enemies.
     
  2. Jason

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    I'd argue Modern era has generally taken itself more seriously than the Classic one. Eggman being a egomaniacal mad genius fits him well, considering how he's acted in the games Adventure onward. Goofball Eggy always felt off to me, and the idea of him honestly sharing in any victory doesn't fit either. Everyone is a mean to his end.
     
  3. Sir_mihael

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    Sorry if this questions is a) dumb, or b) been answered before, but I was under the impression the Comics were following the current SEGA approved (supposedly) Sonic lore, aka "this is Sonic's World, the humans are in a seperate world", but looking at the drawn map, it looks like Central City is a part of this world?
    That being a key part of the events of SA2/Shadow/Battle, etc kinda puts that 'two worlds' thing on thin ice. Unless IDW is going to have a retconned version of The Adventure game's events with only animal characters and no humans..

    Not that I'm giving much thought to how SEGA approach the DEEP LORE these days, but it would be interesting to know what today's 'continuity of the day' is :V
     
  4. BlackHole

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    From the looks of it, it's based on the Sonic Battle version, especially the Tails House:

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    Most likely, there'll be two versions: the Human version seen during Shadow the Hedgehog that was essentially Westopolis 2.0, and the animal version of Sonic Battle.

    Central City wasn't present, or at least named during the events of, Sonic Adventure 2, so they can likely just pretend that one is a different city (even though in Sonic Adventure 2, they state they're above the capital while in Shadow the Hedgehog, they say they've cornered the Black Arms in the capital just before we go to Central City, but when has a little thing like consistent continuity stopped them?)

    However, it was also present in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood and filled with Humans, soooooo...
     
  5. Jason

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    Considering the kerfuffle Penders kicked up over Chronicles, I think that game is off limits.
     
  6. Sir_mihael

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    Yeah, I could see them going with that. (Although Tails' House was in Emerald Town, wasn't it?)

    Either way, I feel like it'll be an interesting elephant in the room if that plot point is fully addressed at any point in the comics (which seems unlikely with the way the games seem to be going about it...)
    Unless Ian does his own Thanos Snap and re-writes it so that GUN and friends are all Forces-style animal characters... which might be a bit the easier of solutions at this point.
     
  7. Laughingcow

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    They've transitioned from a consistent continuity to every game being "standalone stories" which was stated sometime during Sonic Lost World I think (never mind that Forces backtracks this with Classic Sonic showing up again). For an ongoing comic though, this isn't viable less every story arc forgets what happened in the previous arc. I imagine GUN and all the human elements will never been seen again, not due to the two worlds bit but because there's enough human x mobian fanfiction in the world.

    Not as though the two worlds bit ever held any water. The moon not being wrecked was jokingly referred to as being on its side most of the time even though games taking place in Sonic's world shouldn't have a blown up moon. I would really like to know if a Sonic Lore Bible exists and see whether or not its been updated since 1998 cause I really think "Lore" at this point is whatever Iizuka says at any given point in time.
     
  8. Dark Sonic

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    Oh yea of course that's the case. Sonic is whatever the fuck Iizuka says. That being said though I am 100% behind the 2 Sonic universe. It means classic Sonic gets his own stories, characters, and games and Modern gets the same. And tbh how is this different from Megaman/Megaman X? Generations split the timeline and Forces/Mania split it further. What's wrong with having both?
     
  9. BlackHole

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    Emerald Town was close enough that it was featured in, once again, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood as a suburb in Central City. At this point, it's anyone's guess on what will occur with the apparently duplicate city.

    Mega Man X was directly tied to the classic Mega Man games quite thoroughly. X being built by Dr. Light of the classic fame and the events of Mega Man X5 appear to end in one of the Wily Castles.

    The way it's worded for the Sonic the Hedgehog continuity, it seems as though the original games didn't take place, or if they did, they happened with the modern design. Which is kinda pointless to do, if the major factor in the story change between the two worlds is "Sonic and co. had coloured eyes."

    The Legend of Zelda fanbase would like a word.
     
  10. Laughingcow

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    The Megaman/Megaman X wasn't a split, it was a planned out transition which was supposed to end with Megaman 7 being an end of the classic era (because they didn't want to show the ugly implications of Zero murdering everyone) and Megaman X5 tying everything together BEFORE SOME FUCKHEADS AT CAPCOM RUINED IT WITH X6 BECAUSE THEY ARE A BUNCH INCOMPETENT F....

    That's a tender spot for me. Point is, there was a method to the madness which is why continuity was fine (up until that point). The Classic/Adventure split (yeah yeah, fuck you too) was made up on the spot to justify Sonic Mania. Despite the claims of "seriousness" that started with Adventure 2, I think even then they were just pulling stuff out of their asses/doing what they thought would be fun without any care of the consequences.

    I think there's a greater discussion to be had here that'd be better suited for its own thread.
     
  11. Sir_mihael

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    Hold up. I think this discussion has gone into "Classic/Modern World" talk, which isn't what I was on about.

    I'm talking about Iizuka's 'Human World/Sonic World' idea, which is more of a retcon within the Modern Sonic continuity (and to keep on topic, the IDW-verse if it tries to show places and events from SA1/SA2) :V