This is actually a point I hadn't considered but yea, it is in line with the general Sonic aesthetic. And note, this is not to disparage Archie or Fleetway at all, but notice how their male heroic characters were very accessory and detail heavy. Its rather apparent with Scourge, who shares Sonic's general design, but decked out in leather and a SCAAAAR. Its why I feel like Surge ends up having a much better design, because while she's reminiscent of Sonic, the details make them completely different. Its kind of the difference between Shadow's concept designs where he looked far more like Sonic than his final one which ends up making him look far more distinct even if he still resembles Sonic heavily.