idk if you’re still doing this but 🔥 IDW sonic?
(heck yeah!! ty!!! sorry this is so long, i’m just rambling 😅)
hmmm, i really enjoy IDW so far, and the few things i have issues with i know the context to why they happened (like the amnesia plot being cut short at an awkward time so it was hard for them to rework it, it’s still sloppy in the end but,, it’s not worth harassing them over, i know they’re genuinely trying to tell the best stories they can) but for personal tastes? i think metal should get some emphasis again, that one story in the annual was amazing and i would absolutely love to see him in focus again, especially given SEGA’s recent treatment of him as a plot device instead of a character - he deserves the spotlight for a bit imo :> i know he was the main villain of the first arc, but the ideas they’ve already thrown around about his sentience and independence + the introduction of belle better before leading somewhere cool (or, if belle ends up becoming that female villain for a bit they were talking about i will be equally as excited)
in a similar vein but more actually unpopular like these are supposed to be (oops) i,, kinda get why they’ve adjusted shadow’s personality, i don’t like it per se, but i get why sega’s doing it: they’re trying to fit the cast back into archetypes like they started doing with sonic boom, and there’s a very big issue in that they way they currently characterize knuckles and shadow? they’re basically identical - they’re both the friendly, angry guy who sometimes works with the team but also has a duty to fulfill/some other responsibility. so they’ve adjusted knuckles to be more focused on team sonic instead of the ME and shadow to be more of the loner he (and knuckles, originally) used to be. it’s not a great solution, and it’s really irritating to the fandom who’s gotten used to their more nuanced personalities, but i think i get why SEGA’s pushing it
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I wrote this in the tags of a post earlier this morning, but this is such an important thing head.canon-wise that it deserved its own post so here it is:
( Honestly I felt that in the context of his mother and his sibs of s.onic underground eventually meeting him in c.anon he wouldn’t be so chipper upon seeing them and meeting them.
All of those fifteen years feeling a complete absence of family and longing for it despite telling himself he has his own family within his friends and such but those hidden untapped feelings accumulated over the years and when he finally got word from them, his biological family he's been waiting years to see finally talk to him and it just makes him wonder ‘Did they care at all? Did they search for him during this time? Did they bother to try to check on him?’ That's what he wonders.
And he's upset downright upset about it and all those untapped feelings come gushing out. He is finally talking to the family he's been longing for so long but he honestly doesn't know what to feel or how he should feel.
It's a mixed bag for him ;; )
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