I wouldn't call Hope a "tongue in cheek" cameo to Maria. Yes, Shadow mistakes the two a lot, but Hope's tied to members of members of Robotnik's family, which in the comic were originally named Kintobor. The article makes it sound as though Hope's last name was decided by reversing Maria's.
Actually that makes Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik the first playable human in the sonic series. In those old race games (Sonic Drift), and if not counting spin-offs, Sonic Adventure 2 CookiePinguy 08:28, 1 June 2009 (UTC)
- Oh yeah, I forgot about that, especially riding around in his pimped egg-cup in SA2. I guess shes the first human woman if you play around with the second player's pad while playing Shadow's game.--Mystic Monkey 09:58, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
If she were still alive
If Maria were still alive, she'd probably be about 62, because she died at the age of 12, and this was 50 years ago. 50 + 12 = 62 --Sonicrox14 02:38, 31 May 2009 (UTC) Shelly the Hedgehog
I don't think it was ever officially announced that Maria was 12, 50 years ago.--FreakyBlackDoom58 'If You Wanna See Sonic Ever Again Then Serve Me...Time Is Running Short...BWAHAHAHA!!!' 10:53, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Poor Maria!!!!!!*hard sob* NiGHTS Rocks I never give in and I never give up.Thats what makes me strong! 22:10, December 27, 2009 (UTC)NiGHTS Rocks
I agree. Along with that, her body is better suited to someone who is 14 years old. If she were to wear tighter clothes, she would have quite a mature body. The only time she is mentioned to be 12 is in Sonic X and that has a lot of inaccuracies -Casually goes and edits the wikia-
Pardon my French, but where the F*** did we learn about this? --Chaos Knux 06:16, February 15, 2010 (UTC)
Sonic X stated it in the Japanese version and apparently it was said in the Japanese version of SA2 but I don't think we'll ever know, everyone seems to think Japan always has the uncut versions of things, which I don't believe is always the case.
It was also mentioned in the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics, too. Sonic & Scrab Master
Maria's body did not fall to the ground in the Japanese version if you guys must know. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxXtreDL4Y8 - Thats the Japanese version, exactly the same as Euro and American.220.127.116.11 09:43, April 12, 2010 (UTC)
Maria is Eggmans cousin. It said so in the SA2:Battle manual.
i read it myself! So dont undo it jus cuz i put it there that she is his cousin.
excuseme but at wich moment is it mentioned that she was born in 1944? as far as i recall sonic games don't occur at a specific year
Ediskrad327 17:24, March 29, 2011 (UTC)
Well I always imagine it to be some time in the future, so Maria could have easily have been born this year and the Sonic series takes place 50 years in the future in another universe. That seems legit to me.