You know, one of my biggest grievances with the direction that Ian Flynn took the Archie Sonic continuity in was the establishment of Eggman’s personal Ginyu Force IMEAN…the ”Egg Bosses”.
I won’t completely deny that characters such as Thunderbolt the Chinchilla, Cassia and Clove the Proghorn sisters, and Conquering Storm are actually pretty good in characters in design and personality…
But take Game Continuity Eggman into consideration…
Orbot and Cubot basically only exist to be Yes Men and serve as a presence for Eggman to feel/be superior over.
Furthermore, Game Continuity Eggman doesn’t tolerate any form of trash talk .
Does anybody remember the Prototype Type Orbot from Sonic Unleashed? The one that was not-so-subtly throwing shade at Eggman throughout the entire game?
Well, gee. Whatever could have happened to him?
And even when Eggman /did/ have a “ginyu force” in Sonic Lost World, he was in full and complete control of them until Sonic the Hedgehog screwed everything up by causing Eggman to lose the freaking conch.
Let us not forget that in Sonic Forces, it is widely assumed/accepted that Infinite (technically Eggman’s greatest enforcer to date in the main continuity) could be as good as dead for all we now as things stand right now. His usefulness seemingly run out.
Which brings me to the fact that….the Dark Legion and Egg Bosses of Ian Flynn’s era just….never felt Eggman enough, you know?
Eggman’s schemes are supposed to be perfect in every way!
His goal is to conquer the world with his tools, and all of his machines are meant for destruction!
I guess what I’m really getting at here is that the Dark Legion and Egg Bosses always felt excessive to me. Including the fact that Archie Eggman took great pride in gloating about the fact that he could kill/ decommission his enforcers any second of any day just for kicks to be a bit too much.
With Flynn’s writing, it tended to feel…a bit too heavy on the “because he evil for the evils yo” instead of anything with actual weight or substance or agency in the story.
And never give me a chance to get into the fact that, as on top as he might have been, Eggman never considered the possibility that “some” members of the Egg Bosses were poorly chosen in so many ways.
Anyway, thanks for reading my eggman talk join me next time when i discuss how i think and fear that the idw portrayal of Eggman could become worse than SatAM and how much I hate that the current story arc in the IDW!Sonicverse is just
the tired, done to death Roboticization
angle with another coat of paint and it is all a Zombie Movie now.