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How did the Sonic series create a character as likable as him?
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because he's a human that wants to destroy furries.
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YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY
THE MORE THE MERRIER
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Mike Pollock's voice was the key.
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>>324313157
Not exactly

More or less the writing is what made him likable. Evil genius with tunnel vision
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Because a fat, egg-shaped, bald scientist with stick legs, wearing a marching-band outfit with sunglasses and a Teddy Roosevelt mustache probably shouldn't be someone taken too seriously.

They forgot about this somewhere between Sonic Adventure and Sonic 06 and then promptly remembered why he was a great character around the time Sonic Colors happened. For a long time, they tried to make him "serious".
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>>324313313
It was Mike Pollock's voice mostly
>he's so cool he answered twitter questions on the SoncTheHedgehog account
Based
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>>324312928
GET READY TO BE
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>>324313383
>Sonic has eyelids on his eyelids
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>>324312401
SO NO ONE TOLD YOU LIFE WAS GONNA BE THIS WAY
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>>324313576
I dunno, he was pretty awesome in Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog too, over a decade before Pollock became Eggman's official VA

In fact, in retrospect, Eggman/Robotnik has pretty much been the best Sonic character in all of his appearances, aside from the ones where they try making him edgy and grimdark (SA2, Shadow, S06)
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>>324313383
The comic remembered after a while too.
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>TOO MANY COOKS
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>>324314029
It's great because they keep introducing new friends for Sonic but nobody gives a shit because we have Robotnik.
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>>324314525
>eggman nega
2
black
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjuhnuwFBQw

obligatory
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>>324313383
Adventure 2 Eggman was the best Eggman though.
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>>324313157
>>324313576
Mike Pollock is definitely based, but I respectfully disagree
https://youtu.be/PjuhnuwFBQw
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In future Sonic games, they should change the character dynamic such that Eggman and other human characters (who would be incredibly sparse) are the only characters that talk. The animals would clearly be intelligent themselves, but would speak through actions and body language a la Sonic 3 & Knuckles
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>>324314731
Best one by far.
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>>324315035
>>324314731
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>>324312401
Honestly, most of the characters are at least semi-likable in the comics. Eggman still remains pure gold too.
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gains
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>>324314731
>>324315035

fun fact, he was a singer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_zz18hx4IU
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Does anyone remember that one cutscene in sonic unleashed where eggman was in mazuri threatening the people, and that little black kid tossed a rock at his head and hit him dead on with a great bonk sound effect

That was the funniest shit ever and still is now. Eggman is based no matter what game hes in
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Why do people like this particular Sonic cartoon series? I always hear them talk about how its the best version, but I can't stand it.

Is it the furbait?
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TOMORROW I'LL
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>>324315618

I think SatAM was the origin for most of the fanbase's autism.
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>>324315618
They grew up with it, it has the comic characters, the overarching plot, that admittedly great opening theme song, the furbait
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>>324315618

So back in the day, there were three Sonic cartoons.

The one you posted was SATAM, that was the super serious grimdark furbait one. The robonik in that show was kinda like the bad guy from inspector gadget.

Then there was The Adventures of sonic the hedgehog which was the comedy series posted in this thread

>>324314731
>>324315035
>>324315580

Then finally there was Sonic underground which was complete garbage.

>>324315791

CREATE SLAMMER IN THE COOLER

>tfw this came on my mp3 player while I was running errends today and blasted it out of my car.
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>>324315618
Surprisingly it hasn't aged as well as The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
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>>324314731
>there will never be a show that just stars Robotic and his hopeless robots.
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>>324316152
Sonic Boom has its episodes where they are the focus.
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SCRUBBING ALL THE DISHES
WITH MY DICK
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>>324312401
How did the sonic series create so many brain damaged furfaggots?
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>>324315791
CUT THE MONITORS
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>>324316425
Easy to draw, cool attitude, talks like a dork, stupidly simple lore, new characters evry game, "power of friendship" storylines.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTNNiECZ_Xs the real eggman.
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Mike Pollock is a bad voice actor with only his Eggman voice and his regular voice, and is vomiting every word that comes out of his mouth.

His actual character just seems better than it is because he's in this stupid franchise and you're desperate for a decent character.
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>>324317226
nigger
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>>324316906
I really liked this guy as Eggman. Pollock is great too, but I still miss this guy.
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>>324315580
Mike Pollock can sing too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQMEAh5rhsc
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>>324312401
YOU DOUBLE NIGGER
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>>324315580
I can hear Robotnik here and there, but then I hear Long John bust through. Fuckin A.
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>>324315035

I love the way he rolls his r's.
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>>324312401
the sonic boom show is actually kind of funny
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Ian Flynn's Eggman is the best Eggman

Prove me wrong.
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>>324318903
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>>324317226

Before he got lucky with Deem Bristow dying, he was scrounging around desperately for work. His biggest role was Meat there on the left, whom he generically gave his Eggman voice (the only voice he knows) like everything else despite it being a 10 year old child character who sounds like it in the Japanese.
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>>324312498
That's just another reason to like him.
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>>324312498
/thread
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>>324312401
Unrestrained characterization. He can be whatever he needs to in order to serve as an antagonist for a series as fluid as it. He can be threatening, comical, obsessed, carefree, deranged, perceptive, etc.

Since he doesn't need to be diluted to avoid outshining Sonic, as his role is to constantly shadow Sonic, he has plenty of room to be as dynamic as possible in a setting as simple as he's in. It's sort of like the chewing the scenery thing in movies where a big star knows they can get away with hamming it up since they're the only talent keeping the production running. Without Robotnik the Sonic games feel a little empty, they've tried to replace him with monsters and the like but it never feels as grandiose as his which involve a themed progression, an roller coaster tour into his ego, genius and insanity as you go from Green Hill-esque to Death Egg.

Don't really know how else to sell the idea of him to you, he is the thread that serves as the stitching for Sonic. He is the engine that drives it forward. He's as good at being bad as he is because he needs to be in order for the Sonic games to balance out.
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>>324312401

Knuckles is pretty likeable too. Forget what everyone else says, buff dudebro Knux is way better than the old one.
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>the only human in a world of annoying furries
I don't know, I think he's the best just by process of elimination.
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>>324318989
>>324318849
Are these the actual subtitles?
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>>324319717
Fuck no

Knuckles was the best in adventure 2 where he still seemed gullible but smarter, more keen, more helpful and friendly towards sonic
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>>324319717
practically every character in BOOM is infinitely more likable than most of their previous incarnations.

It's too bad that the games were absolute garbage, which practically forced everyone, including SEGA themselves, to abandon it as a whole. The show is pretty fucking good (especially compared to all the other times they tried a Sonic series). I just hope we can get out a few more seasons before it's axed and they go back to a shittier format to sate the autism of the fanbase.
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>>324319261
I don't understand how people like you spend so much time trying to demerit a VA's work by parroting
>b-but only one voice!
>no range!
>h-he's shit cause I said so!
Maddie Blaustein (rip), Steve Blum, Joe Dimaggio and other VA's also have "only one voice" but it's what keeps them going, and if they're good at that then moere power to them
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>>324319717
Some of the jokes are admittedly funny but you're crazy if you think tsundere knuckles isn't better
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>>324320240

The VAs you mentioned didn't make a living off of getting stuck to a single famous character. Eggman is the only thing his voice begins to remotely resemble correctly.
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>>324320018

Yup, that's actually what he says.
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>>324312498
First post best post
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>>324319706

I love the way your write anon. Just wanted to give you credit where credit is due, that encapsulated the ethos of Eggman beautifully.
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>>324320018
Yeah.
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>>324320494
You say that like it's an issue, he gets work on the Sonic games as well, that's a huge oversight on your part as well
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Does anyone have that comic where he puts snivley in solitary confinement and just leaves him there?

From what I remember it was really dark.
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>>324320018
Yeah, it sucks they made Shadow such an edgemaster in Boom
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TOMMOROW I'LL
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>>324321280
"I hate that hedgehog"

That scene was amazing.

Sonic Boom is goldmine.
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>>324321205

I WANT TO FUCK THAT BAT
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>>324321848
>Mobians

What?
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>>324321205
>You two are the only meat-bags I tolerate...trust
I'm not sure if it's a shame or a blessing Omega showed up in time to do the unhinged machine uprising thing in Metal's own game better than him.

It is a shame however that he and Shadow are shown commandeering Metal's shell in the end and nothing came from it. There's a lot of symbolism to work with there that Sonic Team just dropped. Metal like Shadow seems not only like a dark imitation of Sonic but also both question matters of their origin and creator and how real they are. Metal of course is also an Eggman robot like Omega and one who has rebelled against him.
And then nothing.
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>>324320240
>Maddie Blaustein
She had an amazing range. Compare Lt. Surge to Meowth. They're nothing alike.
I'm surprised there aren't more transgendered voice actors, considering usually they pretty much have to voice act their entire lives.
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>>324315035
I have to agree with this guy, though I don't really like that show in general Long John Baldry's performance is so fun and enthralling it makes it all worth watching.
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>>324320793
Well thank you, but the praise really goes to everyone involved in shaping Eggman's character over the years so subtly but potently in Sonic Team.
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>>324318849
What is this trash? Eggman is supposed to be a hardcore humanist that doesn't associate with animal trash or nature filth.
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>>324321848
Master fucking plan.
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>>324315618

People adore this version and bash Adventures.

But I always loved Adventures. I never read the comics either.

I think the autism from the Sonic franchise occured because of this and the comic.
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>>324321848
To play Devil's advocate it's not the best idea to cross someone who roboticizes innocent, defenseless animals for a living (at least not without something like super speed or magic gems to save you). That alone should tell you all you need to know about his limits.
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>>324323171
What you just said isn't even true. There's only one group of people who specifically liked SatAM more than the other as a majority: Faggots who watched the Guy With Glasses review first.
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>>324323694
This, AoStH is funny as fuck
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>>324323694
Nah, I'm one of those faggots but I greatly prefer the first series because of how wonderfully they handled Robotnik and how absurd they went with some of the plots. None are particularly good though.
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>>324318224
>implying
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>>324315580
This is really fucking weird. All I hear is the bad doctor serenading me. I want out.
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>>324313383
He was always a bit comical in the genesis games when getting hit or running away but he always scared me a bit as a kid. A lot of the boss fights would make me pretty tense, especially the final boss fights.

He was def a worthy foe fa sho fampai.
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>>324312498
This
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SNOOPING
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>>324315580
jesus christ its sounds just like robotnik
someone needs to make a video of this for sfm.
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>>324312928
GET A LOAD OF THIS
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He's the perfect blend of villainy and comedy.
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>>324322667
Even OVA Eggman is great
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>>324313891
One eye, two pupils, three eyelids

Its keeping to the theme
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>>324312498

Holy shit, he's a fucking hero and I never saw it.
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