I feel like we covered this week enough before. Sonic does not have to be a fluffy goodboy hero, but he also never has been. These statements about how casually being a dick to people gives him the edge or "attitude" he needs kind of ignore that those traits were already there and have remained there with or without insulting people for no reason. The tendency to assume a statement like "StC Sonic acts like a dick" is tantamount to "StC Sonic is a callous sociopath with no soul" takes this to a place of not even feeling like a worthwhile argument. Again, there's no difference to me between this and Sonic randomly bullying Antoine in SatAM and the early Archie comics, but the difference is that that didn't stick around for the entire run of those characters appearing, and thus doesn't need a long-winded "well he's still a hero so that makes it okay" defense from anyone who happens to like that continuity. It can just be one of the bad things from the old comics that we think is dumb. You can give whatever context you want to StC Sonic's behavior, claim he's lashing out because of the trauma of war or whatever that one guy said, but it would still be bad behavior, and while it can theoretically make sense as a trait, the execution is still lacking enough for that not to really make a difference. Maybe this will all change once I finally do a close-read of the entire series in order, but my experiences with the first fifty or so issues did not inspire confidence.