As much as I don't like that Sonic Mania retconned Sonic Generations to have that, I agree that's what had happened.
But I believe Sonic's timeline and Mania timeline shared the same history up until the Phantom Ruby was found.
As much as I griped over the quality of Sonic Boom, such as complaining about almost every episode... the one thing I liked about the Sonic Boom cartoon was that I saw improvement in season 2 and I saw potential for it if it continued.
Sadly, Sonic Boom was not as marketable as Sega wanted and decided not to bother with continuing it. That's the problem, the whole spin-off series was made to sell merchandice over much other substance. I don't mind at all if a cartoon needs to bend the knee and introduce entirely toyetic concepts to the show as long as it's worked into the story efficiently.
Somewhen before the Dreamcast-era, Sonic Team decided to... "soft-reset" the continuity... oif that's the right term for it.
That is that while the early Sonic canon is no longer canon the general events during the Classic-era are still canon. This is evident in Sonic Generations when Classic Sonic was regarded as Sonic's "past self".
I have my own fan theory of the origin of Dr. Eggman, but it's just a fan theory.
I will admit, I hated when Archie-comics made Rule 63 versions of characters and lump them as relatives or assosiates with who they're based on. Just a very Mickey-Minnie thing to do.
Ash the Mongoose comes to mind.
Sonic Riders 4 game. Jet is ecstatic that he'll be finally returning in another Riders game... but it looks like Sonic won't be having none of it and is trying to shut the chest.
If Iizuka wants mediocre Mario-kart knock-offs with wisps he'll get mediocre Mario-kart knock-offs with wisps.
I dunno if Sonic's world have an equivilent but the (former) most maximum secured prison that GUN had was Prison Island and Dr. Eggman was successful at breaking in to the prison to retrieve Shadow. He then proceeded to blow up the whole island not long after.
Given it's a maximum security prison, we don't know if there were any other inmates on the island other than Gerald Robotnik, Shadow and Sonic.
In the events of Shadow's game we see what;s left of Prison Island as a stage. The prison complex is mostly destroyed and overtaken by jungle and the rivers are heavily polluted with toxic waste but GUN manage to refurbish some of the cells to hold Black Arms soldiers. But given the missions in this stage are either destroying GUN robots or stealing data disks from GUN just means Prison Island is no longer secure thanks to Dr. Eggman.
I often wonder why Dr. Eggman is not arrested for his crimes. Then I remember that Dr. Eggman is perhaps a one-percenter and can perhaps easily afford international diplomatic immunity to the point that GUN has to rely on vigilantes like Sonic to have any control over him.
Yeah, from all the Sonic racing games, including All-Star Racing and TSR, the Sonic Riders games (specifically the early ones) are still my fave Sonic racing games. So much so I believe TSR should of been a Sonic Riders game.
I think it was just a picture he did.
I never been to Sonic Central. I know there is a few Sonic communtiy sites out there, some more popular and recognised than others, but it's usually SNN for me.
Fandom at least had the decency to give us the option to switch between Oasis to the new skin. Unlike MonoBook which was prefered by some but they axed it because they regarded it no longer compatible with modern browsers, which is bull$#!7 I say. Websites that change their layout because "no longer compatible with modern browsers" just sounds like lazy talk for "I can't be bothered to make it compatible for modern browsers".
Isn't that right deviantART and your Eclipse no one likes?
Still my point is while it would be nice if SNN becomes legit with Sega, not without business and legal mumbo-jumbo that may not make SNN as cool as it is now.
As much as I'd like SNN to be more recognised by Sega themselves... I see some pros and cons if Sega ever offered to make SNN a sort of adopted-sibling to the official site.
Like, as far as I'm aware, we're entirely a voluntary project. None of SNNs staff get paid (or, if we do, I'm expecting 13 years of missed employment cheques.) If SNN becomes an official licenced affiliation to Sega themselves then they may have to obligate treating our roles as mods, admins and beuros as "employment" and some of us may be let go if we'd rather stick to this being a casual hobby than regard it as a job.
I could be wrong though. I imagine a forum admin for a company is regarded more of a business that may get paid for than an admin at a community forum found anywhere on the internet.
Sega would also likely remove SNN from [FANDOM] and make it independant which while I do see some perks in that, our independancy will be as far as Sega will allow it. We may end up with a "licensing product coordinator" that will tell us which articles that require to be rewritten or which articles to be deleted if they believe does not inform the audience how Sega wants to.
At least that's how I imagine will happen if Sega ever offers to adopt SNN.
Sometimes however I do think that we should consider splintering the Discussion community away from Fandom into it's own independant thing or at least make the entirety of SNN independant from Fandom but I imagine there be more cons to than than pros. Would just be nice if SNN wouldn't be swayed by FANDOM if they ever decided to lump us with new and experimental features that are enforced onto everyone and we just have to put up with it.
Hell, I still prefer the discussion boards we had before the current mobile-like discussion boards where it at least has a functioning search engine when you want to look at threads that are over 15+ years old.
@VoidTheTenrec - "He could live a whole life with someone, and then see them die"
Couldn't that logic be said for anyone? If you know someone your whole life then eventually one of you will have to die first leaving the other in pain, even if they won't live that long afterwards. Yes the loss can be painful but it's how we deal with that loss that make us people and it shows how much we care and will remember them.
"Sadly enough this means he won’t have a life partner, friends, or a family."
A life partner I can understand, unless he finds someone immortal. But he will definitely have friends and family. Yes those people will pass away in his life but he will meet new friends and family will leave behind more family.
"If he’s closed off to everyone, he won’t feel that pain. Maybe it’s truly for the best that he’s so closed off."
If he closes himself off he wouldn't feel or experiance much of anything else. He is supposidly the "Ultimate Lifeform" but would he really be alive if he doesn't live his life with others? In short it just isn't a way to live for anyone immortal or not.
It's confirmed that Shadow is immortal, but technically he is still a teenager, maybe even younger than Sonic if you think about it. We don't know when Shadow was born/awoke but he knew Maria throughout her time on Space Colony ARK which would of been roughly ten years or so. Then Shadow was put into suspended animation, therefore immortal or not he hasn't "aged" or "lived" for those fifty years. So he is still roughly a teenager.
Shadow isn't edgy because of the long loneliness of immortalty, he's edgy probably because he doesn't know how to comprehend his own immortality because he is still a teenager. What he does know is loss and he can comprehend immortality means more loss along the way but if he shuts himself off from others because of the "loss" of eople then he will never really be a lifeform if he doesn't "find" new people in his life.
Being immortal, it's understandable that forming healthy friendships would be difficult to someone who see's the lifespans of others to that of a flies lifespan... but he really doesn't need to shut himself off from the world.
Doctor Who comes to mind. The Doctor is not immortal but Time Lords have extremely long lives in comparison to humans. About a few hundred years per regenerations (the first Doctor was centuries old before his regeneration... that is, not including his timeless childhood.) But the Doctor has made many friends throughout his life and those friends have come and go and even passed away (Brigadier comes to mind, especially this moment). Yes he has to leave them, yes he is sad when they died, but sometimes he endures being alone and other times he makes new friends along the way because he can't bare the loneliness.
Just saying Shadow shouldn't make friends because of how short the lives of others are. but that he should enjoy every second with those friends because of how short their lives are.
Blue team is best team!
Screw the red team.
This is some good stuff.
That's a bit of a stretch since they haven't touched those two IPs in a long while. However Sega's top titan franchises are Sonic, Total War and Football Manager and still have the Yakuza games in their corner.