<!--quoteo(post=402658:date=Jan 29 2010, 04:08 PM:name=RedStripedShoes)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (RedStripedShoes @ Jan 29 2010, 04:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=402658"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Every Sonic The Hedgehog game takes place within a set of parallel dimensions relatively close to one another. Each game features one incarnation of Sonic the Hedgehog in one of those dimensions. No incarnation of Sonic has ever collected/used the Chaos Emeralds more than once. When Sonic is finished with the Chaos Emeralds, they leave his dimension forever, and travel to another dimension with one of his alternate dimension counterparts, ready to be used for the next game. The only exception is Sonic 3 & Knuckles, where the Emeralds finally settle in that dimension's Angel Island for eternity. Evidence (AKA reasons why this insane fan theory should be adopted into canon): Each adventure is more or less a carbon copy of the last; same hero, same villain, same planet in danger. The world never remains truly consistent from game to game, and yet characters never age. In fact, they sometimes age backwards (Charmy). SEGA doesn't need to bend over backwards to make future games work with this story; it already works. It explains so much about Sonic's universe, except the Chaos Emeralds, which keep their mystique intact. A much-needed overhaul of Sonic's character would be instantly justified in-universe.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> Perfectly explains the storyline carried over from Sonic 2 to Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and the one carried on from SA2 to Heroes to ShTH. <!--quoteo(post=402568:date=Jan 29 2010, 01:44 PM:name=Shadix)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Shadix @ Jan 29 2010, 01:44 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=402568"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Actually no. I'm just taking this subject from a feasible developers perspective, and given the data and elements of SAs continuity, no direct proof exists that the developers original intent was to connect that game to the original series besides these wanky manual additions. I would believe this full-heartedly if Sonic Adventure and subsequent games didn't have so many inconsistencies.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> So I can assume that this is why Sonic CD is alluded to in Adventure, yes?