I recently was watching the 1990s series Nadia: Secret of Blue Water, and, like many videogame franchises, it seems as though Sonic even gives nods to anime. Besides certain characters in the plot, something was urking me as the show reached its climax, and after a while I realized the show was following a similar trajectory to SA2's plot. Note: Spoilers for anyone who hasnt seen this anime. The enemy appears across the planet via projection telling the people to surrender to their ruling. This ship is called Red Noah, which serves as Noah's ARK within the storyline. It also happens to be equipped with an extremely powerful laser. Here the villain demonstrates the cannons ability by shooting the laser around the planet and blowing a place up, telling the people that they have a finite time to surrender before they start blowing cities up. The ship is powered by magical crystals of immense power called The Blue Water. The characters have a stand off with the main bad guy in this scene inside Red Noah. This scene very vaguely has commonalities with the scene where Eggman has a standoff with Amy, Tails, and Sonic on the bridge. After defeating the villain, Red Noah is now on a crash course for earth. Captain Nemo sacrifices himself and the ship. There is an introspective scene with very similar tone (even musically) to SA2s ending where they honor Nemo's sacrifice and talk about going back home to Earth. Scene in question: (jump to 21:30) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zdfqM5ABUc#t=1295 Other misc unrelated facts about the show: *The protaganist Jean shares a lot in common with Tails, being a quirky boy inventor who works on planes *The Egyptian trope is also present in SA2, and the center of the Ark is powered by ancient technology. *The show coincidentally was advertised on the Sonic OVA (at least the VHS release I had growing up) I seem to be finding more parallels as I go back through it. I'm curious what you guys think.