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In response to the recent endless notes and comments about how my vision of Sonic having an actual semi-dramatic story is wrong and betraying the character's simplistic, colorful, goofy and fluffy true nature...

I present you with an image from Archie comics, one appropriately with Sonic telling you to hush up XD

Sonic had a simpler story in the early days, almost indistinguishable from other platformers at the time (bad guy has captured cute animals, save them) which was serviceable but had no ambition for depth. Ben Hurst and friends decided to put some effort into an animated show and turned the workprint narrative into a more involved story. Listen to Ben's interviews and you'll hear exactly what I claim. Sonic as an animated show was meant to be first and foremost a dark science fiction story, ideally considered like an ongoing movie. The limitations of the budget and studio constraints didn't quite allow the wiggle room to bring that vision to light, but that's where the comics stepped in. Originally the comics too were fluffy and colorful, but they evolved into a story of rebellion and betrayal and heroism. Even the UK picked up this darker story and Fleetway made their own parallel series with even more mature themes. Sonic X too had themes of sacrifice and loss.
The only aspect of Sonic not to evolve has been the games as Sonic Team seems convinced stories in Sonic (because they suck at writing them) are pointless.

Then there are the fans.

What do you want? Are you complaining because Sonic has to be exactly as he's been in the past? Fleetway wrote an entirely different series with similar characters but a different approach. Even Sonic X is different, so what type of Sonic should we be slavishly attached to? Sonic is, or should be, always evolving.
When he doesn't he becomes the laughingstock he is today.
Do you mean the game Sonic? What makes him so great? His modern stories are so lame, his older stories were simple, and for the most part his creators were ignoring them. They tend to change from game to game as well.
Do you just hate it when anyone but the original Japanese creators do anything Sonic? Why? They happily sold of their property to Americans then the British.

So what's your major malfunction?

If we'd all said 'Don't touch Batman! He was always meant to be a goofy neon super hero with bad puns!'
Then we'd never have gotten Batman Begins or my favorite movie The Dark Knight.
If we'd screamed 'No! Don't make television science fiction serials into a more serious adventure movie! They have to be cheap and silly!'
Then we would never have had Star Wars.
If we'd shouted and whined 'Don't touch Tolkien! Leave Lord of the Rings be! There can only be one story about orcs and humans!'
We'd never have Warcraft.
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So freaking true.
Helen91 Feb 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
100% couldn't agree more. A darker Sonic would be so much interesting! 

Archie comics are confusing and messy, but sometimes they get it right, just like when Knuckles turned into Enerjak and his father sacrificed himself to bring him back, or the robotization thing. Sonic X had some decent plot in the second series, but they didn't put much effort in the whole show, at least imo.

Well what if Sonic was published by Dark Horse comics?
Truth.. such truth... hold on.. NO! TOO MUCH TRUTH! TRUTH IS OVERLOADING 

:iconseriousfaceplz: :iconsaysplz: Catastrophic failure in the "Truth" intake, it's gonna blow!



But seriously, why can't people let sonic evole into something great? If people had never let WoW evocve, it wouldn't still be the biggest MMO on the market. If Batman got stuck like sonic is, then we never would have had these great stories like Dark Knight...

This is exactly what i think! Even though Sonic is a ''cartoon hedgehog'', he is still a HERO, and hero's are someones kids and almost everyone can admire because of their personality, choises, and how he evolves as a character. Sonic is not meant to be just a silly, cheesy jokes cracking 5-years old entertaining saturday morning cartoon character, only purpose just trying to make kids laugh. His personality kinda reminds me of Spider-Man. A cocky hero who insults his enemies. When it comes to hero's, people want a character they can admire, watch him to learn from his mistakes and grow up to be a better hero. People who say ''A blue cartoon hedgehog, running really fast and his favorite food being childogs is not suppose to take seriously'' are just so wrong. Ahem, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are mutated turtles, living in the sewers with their father figure rat who teaches them ninjitsu, and their favorite food being Pizza, is one of the most serious and darkest comic series there is. Yea the first cartoon version was just a silly version of it, its only purpose to make kids laugh. That's why i don't really like it that much. I can't take the characters seriously, there's not much of story etc. But i loved 2003 version because of the dark atmosphere, character development and good story line. So yea, i think people can see my point here :D
I kind of like a dark Sonic. It gives him some sort of gradient to his personality, which he normally lacks. I'm not just mentioning the games, I'm mentioning EVERYTHING. If anything, the versions in the cartoons (Satam, Underground and the like) are worse than the games on occurrence of nothing bad ever happening to him at all (even if the game version loses points by not learning any lessons from these bad things, which made half of Lost World excruciating) and I very much doubt that will change with the upcoming Sonic Boom. The comics on the other hand are just obnoxious in about every detail. To be fair, they DO stick close to the SEGA writing style; it's just that that involves incredibly bad depictions of drama and solving conflict in a story. And throwing everything out the window and starting again in the same dumb manner when it inevitably goes wrong.

It's a shame, too. I do genuinely think the comics could be good if the companies and their 5 year old writers listened to the more sane and more forgiving fans once in a while. If they held a contest to make an official comic based on a short fanfic, I would enter. I'd probably LOSE, but still.
MarkWilder Mar 5, 2014
Sat/AM had thing happen to him, guy.…
I just want sonic games to go back to the way were in the Dreamcast Era.
Me too i love Sonic Adventure 1 alot
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