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29th Dec '17 2:51:14 AM Cryoclaste
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* CallBack: ''Sonic Universe'' #36 references the A.D.A.M. arc when [[SonicRiders Babylon Garden's Master Core ABIS]] mentions that the AI had discovered the Garden and tried to use its wormhole generator to bring the Chaos Emeralds from around the galaxy to Mobius, but was unable to without the Garden's power source/key.

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* CallBack: ''Sonic Universe'' #36 references the A.D.A.M. arc when [[SonicRiders [[VideoGame/SonicRiders Babylon Garden's Master Core ABIS]] mentions that the AI had discovered the Garden and tried to use its wormhole generator to bring the Chaos Emeralds from around the galaxy to Mobius, but was unable to without the Garden's power source/key.
24th Dec '17 6:16:38 AM lalalei2001
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* StrictlyFormula: After getting the Chaos Emeralds during the ''Sonic Unleashed'' adaptation. The search for the Gaia Temples and keys became pretty routine. The Freedom Fighters visit an area, have to confront an Egg Boss in some fashion, find the Temple Guardian and help them out in some way (save them from incarceration, help with a family situation, get them out of a dangerous situation, etc), get the Keys needed, move on. Even some of the opening shots of the issues look similar to each other.

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* StrictlyFormula: After getting the Chaos Emeralds during the ''Sonic Unleashed'' adaptation. The adaptation, the search for the Gaia Temples and keys became pretty routine. The Freedom Fighters visit an area, have to confront an Egg Boss in some fashion, find the Temple Guardian and help them out in some way (save them from incarceration, help with a family situation, get them out of a dangerous situation, etc), get the Keys needed, move on. Even some of the opening shots of the issues look similar to each other.



** In WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM, Sonic was [[OfficialCouple obviously officially coupled]] with Princess Sally Acorn. Thanks to AdaptationDecay, RuleOfDrama dictates that Sonic and Sally are in an unending LoveDodecahedron with each other and everyone else. As a result, the comic's writers have a tendency to [[OutOfCharacterMoment rewrite the canonical romance]] to make [[LoveDodecahedron highly complicated romance plots.]] When Sally proposed that she and Sonic become a RulingCouple, UnfortunateImplications ensued: ''[[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sonic_is_sallys_consort.jpg she confirmed that Sonic is her]]'' ''[[HotConsort consort,]]'' thus making every one of those romances [[YourCheatingHeart adultery!]]



* PlotTumor: Knuckles goes from living in a wilderness, believing himself to be the last of his kind, to living in a city full of other echidnas and having a family tree that became massively convoluted. Eventually, the echidna ended up becoming the most important race in the comic. Then, the Eggman Empire came along, and then a lawsuit, and... let's just say there aren't as many echidna now.

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* PlotTumor: Knuckles goes went from living in a wilderness, believing himself to be the last of his kind, to living in a city full of other echidnas and having a family tree that became massively convoluted. Eventually, the echidna echidnas ended up becoming the most important race in the comic. Then, the Eggman Empire came along, and then a lawsuit, and... let's just say there aren't as many echidna echidnas now.



* SlapSlapKiss[=/=]KissKissSlap: For a while, it reached ''ridiculous'' levels with Sonic and Sally. It's calmed down since.

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* SlapSlapKiss[=/=]KissKissSlap: SlapSlapKiss: For a while, it reached ''ridiculous'' levels with Sonic and Sally. It's calmed down since.



* {{Spinoff}}: An assortment of mini-series, Knuckles' comic, and ''[[ADayInTheLimelight Sonic Universe]]''.



* SpringtimeForHitler: According to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUhZAL-hLRk this podcast]], the Iron Dominion arc was a joke pitch Ian Flynn inserted among his actual #200 pitches to make the rest look better, and he had to scramble to make it work when it was approved.



* {{Spinoff}}: An assortment of mini-series, Knuckles' comic, and ''[[ADayInTheLimelight Sonic Universe]]''.
29th Nov '17 8:55:43 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Eggman''': Shadow? What do you want?\\
'''Shadow''': Your death, Eggman. I'm going to snap you like a twig, then use you for kindling.\\
'''Eggman''': Not if I avoid you like the... devil? Wait a second! Good guys [[ThouShaltNotKill don't kill]]! Isn't there a [[RecycledInSpace hedgehog moral code]]?\\

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-->'''Eggman''': -->'''Eggman:''' Shadow? What do you want?\\
'''Shadow''': '''Shadow:''' Your death, Eggman. I'm going to snap you like a twig, then use you for kindling.\\
'''Eggman''': '''Eggman:''' Not if I avoid you like the... devil? Wait a second! Good guys [[ThouShaltNotKill don't kill]]! Isn't there a [[RecycledInSpace hedgehog moral code]]?\\



--> '''Copy Robot''': [[Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie Strange, isn't it?]]

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--> '''Copy Robot''': --->'''Copy Robot:''' [[Anime/SonicTheHedgehogTheMovie Strange, isn't it?]]



-->'''Bean''': That was awesome! How do your glutes feel?
-->'''Sonic''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Shut. Up. Bean.]]

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-->'''Bean''': -->'''Bean:''' That was awesome! How do your glutes feel?
-->'''Sonic''':
feel?\\
'''Sonic:'''
[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Shut. Up. Bean.]]



--> '''Eclipse''': What?! They were in the nursery?! I'll hunt them down and rip--\\
'''Black Death''': The Dark Arms are unharmed.\\
'''Eclipse''': (Expression of relief)

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--> '''Eclipse''': -->'''Eclipse:''' What?! They were in the nursery?! I'll hunt them down and rip--\\
'''Black Death''': Death:''' The Dark Arms are unharmed.\\
'''Eclipse''': (Expression '''Eclipse:''' ''(expression of relief)relief)''



--->'''Julie-Su''': "Let me go, you b--"\\
'''Rouge''': "Bat. Remember it."

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--->'''Julie-Su''': "Let --->'''Julie-Su:''' Let me go, you b--"\\
'''Rouge''': "Bat.
b--\\
'''Rouge:''' Bat.
Remember it."



-->'''Omega:''' "I ''enjoy'' Plan B!"

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-->'''Omega:''' "I I ''enjoy'' Plan B!"B!



--->If there ''are'' any lessons to be learned, it's one you so obviously forgot! As I begin to absorb the incalculable power you possess, consider this: there is ''always'' someone else who is smarter, stronger, and even more ''ruthless'' than you.

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--->If --->"If there ''are'' any lessons to be learned, it's one you so obviously forgot! As I begin to absorb the incalculable power you possess, consider this: there is ''always'' someone else who is smarter, stronger, and even more ''ruthless'' than you."



--> '''Speedy''': That's right, freak. Crawl. Crawl on the ground where you belong.

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--> '''Speedy''': --->'''Speedy:''' That's right, freak. Crawl. Crawl on the ground where you belong.



** The earliest issues lived for this.

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** The earliest issues lived for this. Most notably, when a wood monster shows up, Sonic pauses the action for two panels solely to get all of the wood-based puns he can think of out of his system.



-->'''Enerjak''' (in response to "Energerm")''':''' ''Are you quite finished?!''
-->'''Sonic:''' Actually... Jumping-jak. Ener-tube. Flap-jak. Ener-state. Ener-jak-in-the-box. And come to think of it, "Enerjak" sounds like some kind of sports drink. Now I'm finished.

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-->'''Enerjak''' (in --->'''Enerjak:''' ''(in response to "Energerm")''':''' "Energerm")'' ''Are you quite finished?!''
-->'''Sonic:'''
finished?!''\\
'''Sonic:'''
Actually... Jumping-jak. Ener-tube. Flap-jak. Ener-state. Ener-jak-in-the-box. And come to think of it, "Enerjak" sounds like some kind of sports drink. Now I'm finished.



--->'''[[CloudCuckoolander Bean]]''': Are you and the princess going to marry and have [[LegoGenetics mutant hedge-squirrel babies?]]

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--->'''[[CloudCuckoolander Bean]]''': ---->'''[[CloudCuckoolander Bean]]:''' Are you and the princess going to marry and have [[LegoGenetics mutant hedge-squirrel babies?]]



--> '''Sally''': ''"What have I told you two about those bad puns?"''

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--> '''Sally''': ''"What -->'''Sally: ''' What have I told you two about those bad puns?"''puns?



--> '''Sonic''': Whoops... looks like that was another one of those load-bearing bosses!

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--> '''Sonic''': -->'''Sonic:''' Whoops... looks like that was another one of those load-bearing bosses!



-->'''Sonic''': Hyper Knuckles was way stronger! Or are you just afraid of being pink?

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-->'''Sonic''': -->'''Sonic:''' ''(to Enerjak)'' Hyper Knuckles was way stronger! Or are you just afraid of being pink?



-->'''Sonic:''' Listen! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis There. Is. No. Traitor.]] I believe in my friends. I believe you're a flake. Each of them is a hundred times the hero you '''want''' to be. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Now. Get. Out.]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis GO. HOME.]]'''

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-->'''Sonic:''' --->'''Sonic:''' Listen! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis There. Is. No. Traitor.]] I believe in my friends. I believe you're a flake. Each of them is a hundred times the hero you '''want''' to be. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Now. Get. Out.]] '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis GO. HOME.]]'''



-->'''Sonic''': You're toast if you don't tell me what happened to my family and the other roboticized Mobians, Ro"butt"nik!\\
'''Robotnik''': Come now, hedgehog. Can't you at least take a moment to welcome me back from the dead? Didn't your parents teach you better manners?\\

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-->'''Sonic''': -->'''Sonic:''' You're toast if you don't tell me what happened to my family and the other roboticized Mobians, Ro"butt"nik!\\
'''Robotnik''':
Ro''butt''nik!\\
'''Robotnik:'''
Come now, hedgehog. Can't you at least take a moment to welcome me back from the dead? Didn't your parents teach you better manners?\\



''Sonic runs at Robotnik, but he's smacked aside.''\\

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''Sonic ''(Sonic runs at Robotnik, but he's smacked aside.''\\aside)''\\



''Bunnie then punches Robotnik in the face, and Sonic and Tails stumble upon Robotnik's sweatshop.''\\
'''Tails''': Sonic, look!\\
'''Sonic''': I see it, Tails! ALL of the missing robians being forced to work in this suped-up outer-space sweat-shop!\\
'''Robotnik''': Forced? Quite the contrary, Sonic. [[KickTheDog I've merely RESTORED their LACK of free will. They have absolutely no say in the matter.]] How can you say that I've done something wrong? Why, look at all the new jobs I've created!\\
'''Sonic''': [[VerbThis Create this!]]\\

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''Bunnie ''(Bunnie then punches Robotnik in the face, and Sonic and Tails stumble upon Robotnik's sweatshop.''\\
'''Tails''':
sweatshop)''\\
'''Tails:'''
Sonic, look!\\
'''Sonic''': '''Sonic:''' I see it, Tails! ALL of the missing robians being forced to work in this suped-up outer-space sweat-shop!\\
'''Robotnik''': '''Robotnik:''' Forced? Quite the contrary, Sonic. [[KickTheDog I've merely RESTORED their LACK of free will. They have absolutely no say in the matter.]] How can you say that I've done something wrong? Why, look at all the new jobs I've created!\\
'''Sonic''': '''Sonic:''' [[VerbThis Create this!]]\\



-->Plan A: Throw a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy monkey]] at them.
-->Plan B: Throw a [[UnwillingRoboticization roboticized chipmunk]] at the monkey.
-->Plan C: [[HumongousMecha GET A]] [[NoSell LOAD OF]] '''[[MythologyGag THIS!]]'''
-->Plan D: Lock both mechas in place and sabotage the other robot with an omnitool while the Iron Queen's too busy controlling the monkey.
-->Plan E: [[TheLastStraw Apply pressure to newly-sabotaged robot, and...]]

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-->Plan A: Throw a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy monkey]] at them.
-->Plan
them.\\
Plan
B: Throw a [[UnwillingRoboticization roboticized chipmunk]] at the monkey.
-->Plan
monkey.\\
Plan
C: [[HumongousMecha GET A]] [[NoSell LOAD OF]] '''[[MythologyGag THIS!]]'''
-->Plan
THIS!]]'''\\
Plan
D: Lock both mechas in place and sabotage the other robot with an omnitool while the Iron Queen's too busy controlling the monkey.
-->Plan
monkey.\\
Plan
E: [[TheLastStraw Apply pressure to newly-sabotaged robot, and...]]



* TheUnpronounceable: Dr. Fukurokov. No one in the comics can pronounce it, though Word of God gives the pronunciation as FOO-KOO-ROW-KAWV, after the Japenese word for owl, Fukurou.
-->'''Fukurokov''': One day the world will tremble at the name of Dr. Fukurokov!
-->'''Antonie''': Maybe, but zey won't be able to pronounce it.

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* TheUnpronounceable: Dr. Fukurokov. No one in the comics can pronounce it, though Word of God gives the pronunciation as FOO-KOO-ROW-KAWV, after the Japenese Japanese word for owl, Fukurou.
-->'''Fukurokov''': -->'''Fukurokov:''' One day the world will tremble at the name of Dr. Fukurokov!
-->'''Antonie''':
Fukurokov!\\
'''Antonie:'''
Maybe, but zey won't be able to pronounce it.
23rd Nov '17 12:26:28 AM Crossover-Enthusiast
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[[caption-width-right:350:New Continuity, Same old Sonic.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:New Continuity, Same continuity, same old Sonic.]]
13th Nov '17 6:10:38 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Throughout its history, the series had many twists and turns over its two decade run and has experienced quite a handful of story arcs and changes that are [[DorkAge divisive, to say the least.]] Some highlights include love triangles, alternate universes, aliens, strange character deaths, politics, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking awkward attempts to make the comics more like the games.]] The status quo shifts so frequently that the comic has a tradition of "milestone events" every twenty five issues, [[ScheduleSlip give or take]].

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Throughout its history, the series had many twists and turns over its two decade run and has experienced quite a handful of story arcs and changes that are [[DorkAge divisive, to say the least.]] Some highlights include love triangles, alternate universes, aliens, strange character deaths, politics, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking awkward attempts to make the comics more like the games.]] The status quo shifts shifted so frequently that the comic has had a tradition of "milestone events" every twenty five issues, [[ScheduleSlip give or take]].
13th Nov '17 10:06:59 AM Macsen
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** And then Sonic gives one to Silver after he got the "traitor" wrong one too many times.[[note]]Issue 235: He came to accuse Antoine, only to find him effectively dead.[[/note]]

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** And then Sonic gives one to Silver after he got the "traitor" wrong one too many times.[[note]]Issue 235: He came to accuse Antoine, only to find Antoine. Sonic grabbed him by the scruff and dragged him across Knothole at full speed to Tommy Turtle Hospital, where Antoine lay effectively dead.[[/note]]
20th Oct '17 7:53:06 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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The comic then suddenly ceased being published after the release of issue 290 in December 2016. Much to the worry of fans, Archie's only real statement on the subject was that the comic was on an indefinite hiatus, but as the "hiatus" stretched into the Summer of 2017, with Archie only making very sporadic and vague comments referring to some sort of ongoing negotiations with SEGA, and the comic's creative staff having quietly moved on to other projects, many readers had seen the writing on the wall. And indeed, after 24 years of partnership with Archie, SEGA would officially announce, [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/887809496898088960 via the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter page]], the cancellation of the series in July 2017, owing to [[https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/05/09/archie-comics-still-not-talking-about-cancellation-of-sonic-the-hedgehog/ increasing tensions between Archie and SEGA]] and the former's financial issues. The lukewarm reception of the aforementioned Sonic/Mega Man crossover is also said to have played a role, since [[TroubledProduction Archie carved out millions in licensing fees for both SEGA and Capcom in order to continue doing it]]. SEGA insisted in the same statement that Sonic comics would continue, albeit not in the same form and [[ChannelHop with a different publisher]].

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The comic then suddenly ceased being published after the release of issue 290 in December 2016. Much to the worry of fans, Archie's only real statement on the subject was that the comic was on an indefinite hiatus, but as the "hiatus" stretched into the Summer of 2017, with Archie only making very sporadic and vague comments referring to some sort of ongoing negotiations with SEGA, and the comic's creative staff having quietly moved on to other projects, many readers had seen the writing on the wall. And indeed, after 24 years of partnership with Archie, SEGA would officially announce, [[https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/887809496898088960 via the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter page]], the cancellation of the series in July 2017, owing to [[https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/05/09/archie-comics-still-not-talking-about-cancellation-of-sonic-the-hedgehog/ increasing tensions between Archie and SEGA]] and the former's financial issues. The lukewarm reception of the aforementioned Sonic/Mega Man crossover is also said to have played a role, since [[TroubledProduction Archie carved out millions in licensing fees for both SEGA and Capcom in order to continue doing it]].2017. SEGA insisted in the same statement that Sonic comics would continue, albeit not in the same form and [[ChannelHop with a different publisher]].
16th Oct '17 8:44:21 PM HarvestmanMan
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** Do ''not'' mess with Ray when Mighty is around, in #175 for instance.
16th Oct '17 8:35:49 PM HarvestmanMan
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* SeldomSeenSpecies

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* SeldomSeenSpeciesSeldomSeenSpecies: Maw the Thylacine, anyone?
16th Oct '17 8:32:27 PM HarvestmanMan
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* DontCelebrateJustYet: Bunnie and Antoine's post-wedding party is interrupted by Snively firebombing Knothole. Robotnik's defeat in #200 is interrupted by a pissed-off Monkey Khan. When the balloons go up, shit goes down.
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