History Videogame / SonicAdventure

22nd Jul '16 7:11:36 PM Dere
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* DeusExMachina: The Chaos Emeralds (or at least the abilities they grant) work as this. While its clear they had magical abilities from the start, the nature of their power is only vaguely explained throughout the story, and the idea of their powers having both negative and positive energy, with the use of either depending on the alignment of a character, is only brought up very late in the story, making the transformation of a character like Sonic into Super Sonic with them come off as rather out of the blue, especially for someone who isn't familiar with their use in previous entries in the series.
17th Jul '16 3:33:49 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: In almost all of the previous Sonic games, the threat always came from Eggman and his machines, and he simply intended to use the Chaos Emeralds as a means to an end. Chaos is the first major villain in the series to rely entirely on mystical powers instead of the threat of science and machinery to achieve his goals [[note]]The sole exception in the earlier games was Witchcart, a [[VillainOfTheWeek throwaway villain]] from ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'' who could trap people in crystals.[[/note]] and unlike the [[TakeOverTheWorld one-shaded goals of]] [[CardCarryingVillain Eggman]], Chaos is driven by a vengeful rage to use his power to destroy the entire planet. Even Eggman is left at his mercy when he reaches his full power as Perfect Chaos. He is also the first character in the series to have explicitly killed another character—specifically, he drove the entire Echidna race to near extinction.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: In almost all of the previous Sonic games, the threat always came from Eggman and his machines, and he simply intended to use the Chaos Emeralds as a means to an end. Chaos is the first major villain in the series to rely entirely on mystical powers instead of the threat of science and machinery to achieve his goals [[note]]The sole exception in the earlier games was Witchcart, a [[VillainOfTheWeek throwaway villain]] from ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'' who could trap people in crystals.[[/note]] and unlike the [[TakeOverTheWorld one-shaded goals of]] [[CardCarryingVillain Eggman]], Chaos is driven by a vengeful rage to use his power to destroy the entire planet. Even Eggman is left at his mercy when he reaches his full power as Perfect Chaos. He is also the first character in the series to have explicitly killed another character—specifically, he drove the entire Echidna race to near extinction.
5th Jul '16 4:43:30 PM WaxingName
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* GrowingWithTheAudience: The DarkerAndEdgier themes and more realistic art direction helped appeal to both new fans and older fans at the time.

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* GrowingWithTheAudience: Prior to this game, the Sonic series was a fairly standard children's video game series in terms of setting and plot. With many of the original Sonic fans grown-up, this game decided to appeal to both older and newer fans with the new direction of the game. The DarkerAndEdgier themes and art style took a more realistic art direction helped appeal to both new fans bent, and older fans at the time.story dealt with more mature themes such as the genocide of an ancient race, the growing sentience of an otherwise robotic minion, and learning to stand up for yourself, with CharacterDevelopment for nearly everyone involved.
2nd Jul '16 5:07:27 AM totoofze47
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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:as the characters are recuperating after their battle against Perfect Chaos, Tails invokes this trope verbatim, ignoring the fact that the city has been completely inundated and destroyed.]]

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* AllIsWellThatEndsWell: At the end of the game, [[spoiler:as the characters are recuperating after their battle against Perfect Chaos, Tails invokes this trope verbatim, ignoring despite the fact that the city has been completely inundated and destroyed.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Chaos suffers a few beatdowns, but his HappyEnding can be considered a bit spurious considering his rampage likely killed hundreds to thousands of people.]]
30th Jun '16 11:47:36 PM JordanTH
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* TheUnfought: Chaos 1 is never battled, despite having his own unique model.
27th Jun '16 3:21:56 AM HeyFella
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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Only Sonic and Tails interact with all five other characters in the story, with Knuckles, Amy, Big and Gamma never really meeting one or two. They can still occasionally find them as generic NPCs to assist in unlocking them however.

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* TheFriendsWhoNeverHang: Only Sonic and Tails interact with all five other characters in the story, with Knuckles, Amy, Big and Gamma never really meeting one or two. They can still occasionally find them as generic NPCs [=NPCs=] to assist in unlocking them however.



* OutsideContextVillain: In almost all of the previous Sonic games, the threat always came from Eggman and his machines, and he simply intended to use the Chaos Emeralds as a means to an end. Chaos is the first major villain in the series to rely entirely on mystical powers instead of the threat of science and machinery to achieve his goals [[note]]The sole exception in the earlier games was Witchcart, a [[VillainOfTheWeek throwaway villain]] from ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'' who could trap people in crystals.[[/note]] and unlike the [[TakeOverTheWorld one-shaded goals of]] [[CardCarryVillain Eggman]], Chaos is driven by a vengeful rage to use his power to destroy the entire planet. Even Eggman is left at his mercy when he reaches his full power as Perfect Chaos. He is also the first character in the series to have explicitly killed another character—specifically, he drove the entire Echidna race to near extinction.

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* OutsideContextVillain: In almost all of the previous Sonic games, the threat always came from Eggman and his machines, and he simply intended to use the Chaos Emeralds as a means to an end. Chaos is the first major villain in the series to rely entirely on mystical powers instead of the threat of science and machinery to achieve his goals [[note]]The sole exception in the earlier games was Witchcart, a [[VillainOfTheWeek throwaway villain]] from ''VideoGame/TailsSkypatrol'' who could trap people in crystals.[[/note]] and unlike the [[TakeOverTheWorld one-shaded goals of]] [[CardCarryVillain [[CardCarryingVillain Eggman]], Chaos is driven by a vengeful rage to use his power to destroy the entire planet. Even Eggman is left at his mercy when he reaches his full power as Perfect Chaos. He is also the first character in the series to have explicitly killed another character—specifically, he drove the entire Echidna race to near extinction.
15th Jun '16 9:50:30 AM Larkmarn
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* ColorCodedCharacters:

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* ColorCodedCharacters:ColorCodedCharacters: As shown on the character select screen, each character's menu items are shown in a different color:



** Tails - Golden Yellow

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** Tails - Golden YellowOrange
14th Jun '16 10:36:52 PM WaxingName
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* GrowingWithTheAudience: The DarkerAndEdgier themes and more realistic art direction helped appeal to both new fans and older fans at the time.
14th Jun '16 2:07:02 PM PerpetualScold
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* ColorCodedCharacters:
** Sonic - Blue
** Tails - Golden Yellow
** Knuckles - Red
** Amy - Pink
** Big - Purple
** E-102 γ - Gray
13th Jun '16 9:03:01 PM dmeagher13
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** Also applies heavily to the dialogue in cutscenes that appear in multiple character's storylines. Though the general meaning of what's said stays the same, the exact words will often be different, and sometimes, which character says what will get switched around. Most notably, it occurs in Tails' story, which has large sections that overlap with Sonic'; many of Sonic's lines from his story are given to Tails instead.
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