We talked about Unleashed!Eggman being incredibly determined to kill Sonic during the Egg Dragoon fight, but can we talk about how Sonic 3 Eggman was also trying to kill Sonic by any means necessary?
By this point in the game Sonic already foiled Eggman’s plan to re-launch the Death Egg once. The doctor can’t afford to let Sonic reach Hidden Palace and spoil the biggest part of his new plan (betray Knuckles, steal Master Emerald, use it as power source for the Death Egg.) So, what did the doctor do?
- He sent Knuckles to stop Sonic right at the entrance to Hidden Palace, and the echidna had no better idea than to throw Sonic down the stairs and off the path with a giant boulder.
- He activated the Death Egg, causing parts of the Lava Reef structures to crumble and turn the whole cavern into a red inferno.
- He showed up at the bottom of the pit where Knuckles dropped Sonic to face the hedgehog, but not in a typical Sonic 1-2 arena like Marble Zone or Hill Top Zone. No, this time the doctor learned the lesson, as he launched multiple missiles over Sonic’s very precarious position, watching from afar.
- Finally, when all previous steps failed, Eggman decided to meet Sonic at the bottom of the lava waterfall -where we later learn there is another entrance to Hidden Palace- in a last ditched effort to stop the hedgehog. This desperation move is what ended up causing his downfall.
And this isn’t even the biggest stunt he tried to pull in the game, let’s not forget the endgame consists of three Eggman fights back to back, one of them being three phases long, and the last one being Super Sonic exclusive. Now that’s one heck of a ride for the main villain of the series.
I don’t know if it fits your point but I feel compelled to mention that the first thing he did in this game was napalm an entire jungle…
And then bomb it, in the most overkill way to try and kill Sonic so far.
Oh wait, the most overkill way was when he just straight up destroyed at least a chunk of ancient ruins by drilling through it!
And speaking of ancient ruins, poor Sky Sanctuary, I don’t think it could handle having the Death Egg raising this close and Mecha Sonic wreaking havok.
My man had negative chill in this game. He was a beast. And he didn’t even have the help of Deem Bristow making him sound like he was one second away from snapping Sonic’s neck - it was clear from his actions alone that no ancient god descending from the sky could stop him at this point.
#funny how the most epic moment from my childhood is a sonic autoscroller section lol#i think i’m starting to understand what modern games lack#and is that determination to push this side of eggman#the one that will pull two three four mechs back to back to try and stop sonic#the one that won’t give up even when everything is falling apart for him#but then again designing three different final boss fights for modern sonic must be very resource intensive#a shame really - having him show up for a single final boss fight just feels like a formality
Why did you keep this in the tags when you are so right?
Forces nailed Eggman’s intelligence and ability to always stay one step ahead. Lost World nailed his resourcefulness and ability to change plans on the fly. Colors and Generations nailed the scale of his destruction, in different ways. Unleashed nailed how far he’d go for his ambitions. But I don’t think any game managed to nail Eggman’s sheer determination like S3&K did.
In a video filmed by OutlawHobbies, actors James Marsden and Tika Sumpter are seeing acting for a scene in the movie. In this scene, Tom and Maddie are seen running out of the Mean Bean Coffee Shop, with Tom screaming for Sonic’s name.
Once again, this action took place in front of the “Mean Bean Coffee Shop”. Robotnik’s epic entrance and the “PLEASE TAKE ME WITH YOU” scene have also all happened in the Mean Bean Coffee shop. Interesting!
I’m trying to not get too excited, but I’m totally getting excited! But the lack of context is so thrilling!!! What could be going on here!!!!
Sonic x Cream & Cheese Cover Story - English Translation
Translator note: I am not fluent in Japanese. I did my best to bring these translations for Sonic fans to enjoy. Constructive criticism is absolutely welcomed, but please be kind. I hope you enjoy this sweet little story!
It’s the popping and colorful, “Music Plant.”
Tubes of brass instruments weave and wind around the bouncing path of a piano keyboard. This area is entertaining to anybody who listens to the music within it and it’s become somewhat of a famous attraction for some animals.
In such a cheerful place like the Music Plant, you can see two energetic shadows chasing after something. The blue hedgehog, “Sonic” was ahead of the other two with a large gap between them.
Just behind was the little rabbit girl, “Cream” and her chao friend, “Cheese.” Due to the Music Plant being full of various musical instruments and gadgets, even if they thought they had caught up, they’d be pulled elsewhere soon again. The race between these characters allowed the scales of music to play beautifully like a duet.
Looking back, Sonic couldn’t see Cream. Sonic tried slowing to walk to assess the situation, but… Cream then came down softly from the sky and blocked his way.
“Mr. Sonic! Please let us go on an adventure together!”
Cream can fly through the sky by flopping her big ears. She could never beat Sonic in terms of foot speed, but she was always able to catch up with some clever shortcuts. Sonic smiled and sighed.
“Like I said, ‘that’s no good!’ The place I’m heading towards is pretty dangerous.”
Sonic carefully chose his words. As he continued on forward he gave a wink to express an all-too-simple: “I’m sorry.”
Sonic then slipped and said “…for a kid.”
Upon hearing this, Cream puffed out her cheeks in frustration and clenched her fists.
“Urgh, Mr. Sonic! Don’t treat me like a little kid! Hmph!”
“It’s not like that, Cream! It’s not that at all. It’s just a bit…”
Just as Sonic tried to find the right words, a terrifying rumbling sound was heard from a distance that shook the Earth. Sonic gave a serious look. Apparently he had a bit of an idea of what that sound was.
“I gotta go fast! Cream, you get home safely, OK?”
“Ah, Mr. Sonic! Please wait!”
Sonic, who flew off at full speed this time, disappeared from Cream’s view as he ran towards the horizon.
For a few seconds, Cream stared at where Sonic had ran with a frazzled expression, but she soon got blown forward… or rather, she started walking again with a much more excited expression.
“Teehee, we should probably go check out that loud noise. It’ll surely shock Mr. Sonic!”
Cheese seemed to be questioning why Cream wants to keep up with Sonic so badly.
“Is it alright, Cheese? Wherever Sonic goes, there’s bound to be lots of fun adventures! Of course, there are times when our adventures get tough, but Sonic is strong, kind, and knows all about how to adventure. Everything will be just fine!”
“Chao! Chao, chao!”
Cheese seemed to agree and the two went off!
The air shook from far away, and suddenly a loud roar broke through the air. A very large clump of iron flew towards them while it emitted a thick black smoke. It quickly slammed downwards.
CRASH! CRASH! The keyboard bridge and instruments around it were totaled and collapsed.
“Th-Thi- This is bad!”
It must have come from that dangerous place Sonic mentioned just before. Cream, who had fallen over due to the first impact had gotten up in the chaos of everything and saw the miserable, destroyed surroundings. She tried to dust herself off.
Crumbling bridges, animals fleeing for their lives… is this what constitutes as an adventure?
Meanwhile… on the other side of the Music Plant.
“You wanna play me a number? Heh, this is just a robot from Eggman’s Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park; I guess he won’t play.”
A mass-produced Death Egg Robot about the size of a small mountain had stopped moving and was leaning against a trumpet-like facility. It stopped with black smoke shooting out all over the place.
Through it all, Sonic was making a fool of himself while gleefully playing the trumpets.
The truth is, Sonic came here to take down this mass-produced Death Egg Robot when he had heard it was attacking here. The owner, Dr. Eggman, was nowhere to be seen as this seemed to be a “stray robot” that rampaged at complete random. Even so, it was still strong and dangerous. Sonic had to be careful getting Cream involved.
The robot was defeated without much trouble. Sonic was in a good mood because he had made sure the collateral damage was minimal. With this, fixing things back to normal would be fairly easy. The beautiful scenery of the Music Plant and the beautiful sounds that people loved would soon be restored.
Sonic noticed black smoke rising from the overpass which was only a short distance away. It seemed like the last explosion from the destroyed Death Egg Robot may have caused a huge clump of debris to fly off. It must have flown far and struck that bridge.
There were probably many tourists there and Sonic felt it was the exact area where he split up from Cream. He ran with all of his might and had an absolutely serious look on his face.
Sonic traveled at the speed of sound as he overcame colorful hills, spin dashed through a tunnel of brass instruments, and more to arrive at the scene.
A group of animals seemed to be relaxing after having safely evacuated the dangerous bridge area. Cream and Cheese flew down as she flapped her ears.
Cream made an expression that shined brightly as she flew to Sonic. But in the shadows of her shining smile, she was tired… but still happy. She went to rescue the many animals and others who were too slow and left behind on the bridge. She took care of the children who had been separated from their parents.
Sonic talked for a while and noticed that Cream was safe, the damage to the surroundings was not as catastrophic as it first seemed, and there were no major injuries. Cream felt relieved and put her hand to her chest. However, Cream’s expression seemed off.
She then said, “I’m so glad that everybody is safe.”
Cream looked downward and continued to speak in a sweet voice.
“I really wanted to defeat that bad robot and go on an adventure with Sonic.”
Just then, Cream stomped on some pebbles at her feet and turned away from Sonic. She continued to look down at the ground. Sonic spoke softly to Cream with a gentle smile.
“That’s not it at all, Cream.”
Sonic stroke the back of Cream’s head and she slowly looked up. Sonic then took to one knee to be at Cream’s eye level.
“An adventure like today… well, it requires both ‘strength’ and ‘kindness.’ We gotta make sure we have both of them.”
“Today, you helped me out entirely with your kindness. It was honestly a huge help if I do say so myself!”
“Sure! I defeated the robot that was attacking the Music Plant, but half of this adventure was entirely you, Cream!”
Like a soft breeze floating by, Cream’s heart shined.
There are times when things get really tough, but if you have strength and kindness, it will be okay. Isn’t that the ideal form of an “adventure” for Cream? Today she had an adventure with Sonic!
For Cream, today’s excitement, her hard work, and the way things turned out are all a shining part of her adventures.
Happiness and pride filled Cream’s heart.
“I… really had an adventure?”
“I really used my kindness well?”
“So… will you… take me on more adventures?”
Of course! Sonic gave a thumbs up as a promise, but as the sun started setting, he thought for a moment and answered:
“That’s fine by me, but… it’s getting late. Isn’t it time to go home? Your Mom must be worried. So, how’s tomorrow sound?”
“Hmph! Please don’t treat me like a kid again.”
Sonic ran off with an expression that showed he knew he hit a nerve. Cream and Cheese gave chase.
Music scales filled the air as they ran through the Music Plant; their performance echoing through the sky.
How to inject pure serotonine right into my heart: having Sonic being Cream’s big bro <333
And it’s in Music Plant! It’s too much!
So lemme get this straight: a lesbian asexual is still lesbian, and a gay asexual is still gay, but a straight asexual isn't straight?
That’s an interesting retort to something I’ve never said.
if i knew how to do backflips i wouldn’t know how to act i’d just be doing parkour everywhere like i’m a teen wolf character
everyone delete whatever dumbshit character they tagged this as me included this is the only tag that matters on this post
I know you don't really pay too much attention to Sonic fan games, but do you have any two cents on Sonic Omens and everything surrounding it?
Sonic Omens? Never heard of it.
Unless it’s a redo of an older fangame…?
So after a bit of parctice trying to shake 12 years of rust off I started to work on some new character sheets. The old Joe MAD influences have vanished although attempts were made in the early pencil stages to try an rekindle it a bit but I was more set on making the characters recognisable but with a bit of a my own flair.
- Sonic retained the two eyed look and the shorter Junio/CD quills but gained a bit of the modern Sonic’s proportions. I gave him lil tufts on fur on his knees to act as anchor points so i could avoid any “noodle limb” syndrome.
- Sally retains the little Acorn shaped pony tail and the big old jacket but she’s traded in the long socks n shoes for her more tradaitional knee high boots
- Bunnie ended up getting a makeover from the most unlikley of sources. I was shown a peice of the satAM concept art which depicted Bunnie with a fully roboticised black torso and eye patches the colour of her muzzle. It looked a little bit as though she was wearing a black tanktop. I liked the idea and ran with it.
- Antoine was fun. This was the first time i had ever drawn him. He had always been one of those characters i disliked in the cartoon. The annoying, cowardly comic relief. Once t started drawing him though I found his range of expressions a lot of fun to play with. Since he is younger than his show counterpart i chose to tone down his unform a bit and based it on an American Civil war cadet’s uniform but with a cavalry officer’s belt sash for a bit of dash.
- Rotor was the most drastic of my reworks. I never liked his appearance in the show in either season. S1 the ‘butt’ muzzle n the shape of his head coupled with his wierd leg shape never gelled with me. S2, never liked the face or the clothing choices. Ended up giving him a build closer to S2′s design but gave him a new wardrobe n tried to make his face a bit more walrussy with a few whiskers and the segmented nose. the whole bandana thing i usurped from Japanese blacksmiths. The large gauntlet though never made another appearence as we started creating our own set of mandates for the world we were building which included a 2 item limit on clothing for each Mobian (excluding accessories.)
- Robotnik. With memories of 2006 in my mind i tried to make something different. While this version was still too slim it did set up a design for our Julian going foward. rather than having him be the obese egg he was in the show, we want to show a gradual descent into corpulence. Rather we want to have his initial build closer to that of Wilson Fisk.
The crosshair decal is now gone but i wanted to keep some hints of it, to that end, the jacket is a repurposed hazardous enviromental suit with the large plug over the stomach serving to echo the crosshair on the old jumpsuit.
The details on his shoe’s were meant to be my little nod to Eggman.
And so we begun again.
14 years later the band was slowly starting to get back together.
I wanted to give our Mobotropolis it’s own style of architectre. satAM’s was very curved with lots of domes n high arches, hanging gardens and SO much cream coloured masonry! So I wanted to make things a bit more “One with nature” very much in the style of Alan Lee’s work on lord of the Rings for the Elves so lots of curves and art nouveau inspired shapes. A style of architecture that would be a very stark contrast to the harsh, straight lined, industrial look of Robotropolis as it took over. One way of life forcing itself upon another visually.
Early on I started toying with the idea that, as the citizens of Acorn were probably initially forest dwellers they’d want to take that side of thier culture with them and build homes around Trees they planted. A literal family tree if you will. The idea of a city of trees and lovingly crafted homes turning in to this ruined ghost town of skeletal dead trunks after Robotnik moved in felt somewhat poetic. It was an idea i ended up abandoning because…you try drawing a city full of millions of branches and stay sane!
Having a big ol’ tree in the middle of the house does kind of limit the ammount of useable interior space too.
Designing the look of the houses we decided that the citizens of Mobotropolis were gonna use ring moteifs a LOT. From decoration, to archetecture, to personal adornment, the ring was going to be an important icon/symbol for them, as such they use it everywhere they can.
It’s at this stage I hit my first wall. I always invisioned that Mobotropolis in its prime would’ve been a very vibrant and colourful city but i just couldnt decide between going for celtic inspired decorations like carved wooden arches with lots of swirls n knots etc. Or go for an African vibe with each Mobian decorating their homes in really colourful patterns and fabric elements. The celtic one seemed the most ‘obvious’ but just thinking about that such seemed to drive me more towards the African aesthetic. I’ve still not 100% resolved this.
While dithering with the pattern dilema, Brayker pointed out that since we’re giving them a culture lets give them an alphabet too! It’d be daft t have them all reading English. This was pretty easy, we just hijacked the glyphs from the Secret Scrolls episode of SatAM and asigned them a letter. Although that does make it VERY easy to decipher we later found out.
I might mix them up a bit. Might be a fun mini game to get people to try an decrypt it ;)
one thing i’ve learnt is that u can’t put your life on hold for that perfect idealized future moment. thats just condemning your present self to needless repentance and suffering. get that haircut now — not when you’ve lost x amount of weight. go get on that long drive out to the ocean NOW — don’t sit and wait for that hypothetical daydreamy significant other to arrive. you can’t save important life experiences for a self that ultimately doesn’t exist. all you have is you, right now, at this very moment. perfection is a myth anyway, just another perfect word for procrastination. do you want to live a life of i could have’s? please do not let your life wither away right before your eyes bc u were too busy putting it off
Technogically speaking I didn’t want to give our Mobians anything overly futuristic like hovercrafts. Brayker then showed me some of the wierd future tank style vehicles the Echidnas used in the Archie comics n at that moment I was dead set on giving our Mobians something more grounded. So i settled on the idea of giving thier technology something of a mid 20th century vibe.
It was around this point I remembered seeing an issue of the IDW comic that featured a giant Motobug as an enemy and I thought “That would make a fun basis for a vehicle” and so the Motobug and Motomite were born.
Again, lots of wood (Cos “one with nature” etc.) but now with a juxtaposed mix of industrial technology in the engine block mixed with a bit more craftsmanship in the metalwork of stuff like the headlamps.
The Motobug turned into a modular work horse of a vehicle with a rear bay that could be swaped in/out to perform jobs like carrying cargo, passengers or serve as ambulences/Fire engines.
The Motomite just came from seeing some vids of motorized unicycles on Youtube n I thought it looked like a fun concept. And it was a good excuse to draw Sal driving one.
It was fun designing these vehicles considering they are destined to be just set dressing peices for street scenes.
The Motobug doodles also marked the complete transition from traditional pencil/paper to a 100% digital work flow.
you ever just remember that in the beginning cutscene for team sonic in sonic heroes they’re given a letter by eggman about his plan but as the story unfolds the real villain was metal sonic the whole time and he disguised as eggman to copy and extract data from the teams and his best way of getting team sonic’s attention was to just,,,,send them a letter
I mean, team sonic didn’t really question it
They were like “yeah no that sounds pretty on brand with eggman”
Can you blame them
Metal was right on the money imo
TIL Judith Love Cohen, who helped create the Abort-Guidance System which rescued the Apollo 13 astronauts, went to work on the day she was in labor. She took a printout of a problem she was working on to the hospital. She called her boss and said she finished the problem and gave birth to Jack Black
That last two words catch you like a chair to the back.