History YMMV / SonicTheHedgehog2006

11th Sep '17 3:07:37 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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* ItWasHisSled: Sonic dies in the last story, then comes back.

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* ItWasHisSled: Sonic dies in the last story, then comes back.back, thanks to the infamous kiss by Elise.
8th Sep '17 9:47:50 AM ReynTime250
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* MoralEventHorizon: Mephiles/Solaris takes way over this through his EvilPlan to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]] and his way of doing it is by killing Sonic sadistically and [[KickTheDog then laughing at Elise's cries]].
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** IT'S NO UUUSE! TAAAKE THIS! THIS WILL END IT!
** "'''NOT!''' Nooooooow."
** "''[[ScrappyMechanic GOTTA SPEED UP!]]''"
** "Unh!"


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* MoralEventHorizon: Mephiles/Solaris takes way over this through his EvilPlan to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]] and his way of doing it is by killing Sonic sadistically and [[KickTheDog then laughing at Elise's cries]].
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** IT'S NO UUUSE! TAAAKE THIS! THIS WILL END IT!
** "'''NOT!''' Nooooooow."
** "''[[ScrappyMechanic GOTTA SPEED UP!]]''"
** "Unh!"
8th Sep '17 9:46:48 AM ReynTime250
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* MoralEventHorizon: Mephiles/Solaris takes way over this through his EvilPlan to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]] and his way of doing it is by killing Sonic sadistically and [[KickTheDog then laughing at Elise's cries]].
6th Sep '17 1:46:02 PM Raikoh
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** Silver gets this for some, even to this day. The story attempts to emphasize his raw psychic power but it only really comes out as CutscenePowerToTheMax (and ThatOneBoss), and he's also out to kill Sonic for a misguided belief that [[ExactWords he's the Iblis Trigger that ruins the future]] - thanks to a mysterious hedgehog named [[BigBad Mephiles]], who is an unfathomably unsubtle case of ObviouslyEvil, that basically shows Silver an image of Sonic surrounded by flames, not to mention the IdiotBall he holds in other parts of the plot. Even worse, his gameplay is some of the worst in the game due to a GameplayRoulette between glitchy [[WreakingHavok physics puzzles]] and slow, boring "grab and release" Telekinesis powers. For some, the [[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog Archie Comics]] or even the ''VideoGame/SonicRivals'' series saved him, but for most, the [[UnfortunateCharacterDesign potleaf-headed hedgehog]] stands alongside Elise as a symbol of everything wrong with '06 and Sega at the time.
6th Sep '17 1:31:30 PM Raikoh
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** If there's one good scene in the entire game that anyone will cite, it's the moment Shadow casually slows down time with Chaos Control to roundhouse kick [[TheScrappy Silver]] in the back of the head.
22nd Aug '17 8:22:06 AM N8han11
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* AssPull: [[spoiler:Mephiles proves at the start of the final episode that he can summon all of the Chaos Emeralds to him whenever he wants. This is rather incredible, considering the trouble people normally have to go through to get them, even if he is half of a PhysicalGod. Unfortunately, like many things, this dips into his ComplexityAddiction on [[FridgeLogic why he didn't do that in Silver's time]], with Iblis right out there.]]

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* AssPull: AssPull:
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[[spoiler:Mephiles proves at the start of the final episode that he can summon all of the Chaos Emeralds to him whenever he wants. This is rather incredible, considering the trouble people normally have to go through to get them, even if he is half of a PhysicalGod. Unfortunately, like many things, this dips into his ComplexityAddiction on [[FridgeLogic why he didn't do that in Silver's time]], with Iblis right out there.]]



* [[AwesomeBosses/VideoGames Awesome Boss]]:

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The one thing that most people genuinely enjoy about this game is the soundtrack, which, in true Sonic tradition, [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog is awesome]]. Some highlights include Wave Ocean, Aquatic Base, Kingdom Valley, Flame Core, and White Acropolis.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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The one thing that most people genuinely enjoy about this game is the soundtrack, which, in true Sonic tradition, [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog is awesome]]. Some highlights include Wave Ocean, Aquatic Base, Kingdom Valley, Flame Core, and White Acropolis.



* [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Awesome: Video Game Levels]]: Those who did play the game tend to agree that Crisis City stands out greatly among the other levels. So much so that it was the level to represent this game in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.

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* [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Awesome: Video Game Levels]]: Levels]]:
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Those who did play the game tend to agree that Crisis City stands out greatly among the other levels. So much so that it was the level to represent this game in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.



* DamselScrappy: Princess Elise, who manages to get kidnapped more times in one game than a good number of video game princesses do over the course of their entire franchises. Another thing your mileage may vary on: whether Silver being the cause of half those kidnappings is making things [[{{Misblamed}} better]] or [[IdiotPlot worse]].
** It is not an exaggeration to say that, EVERY time that Sonic isn't looking at her, she gets captured! At one point, she doesn't even need to be captured, but she surrenders herself.

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* DamselScrappy: Princess Elise, who manages to get kidnapped more times in one game than a good number of video game princesses do over the course of their entire franchises. Another thing your mileage may vary on: whether Silver being the cause of half those kidnappings is making things [[{{Misblamed}} better]] or [[IdiotPlot worse]].
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worse]]. It is not an exaggeration to say that, EVERY time that Sonic isn't looking at her, she gets captured! At one point, she doesn't even need to be captured, but she surrenders herself.



* DieForOurShip: Elise for [[PortmanteauCoupleName SonAmy]] shippers.
** Curiously enough, the game itself lets the player choose a pairing for Sonic, if only as a BreatherLevel BigLippedAlligatorMoment.

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* DieForOurShip: Elise for [[PortmanteauCoupleName SonAmy]] shippers.
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shippers. Curiously enough, the game itself lets the player choose a pairing for Sonic, if only as a BreatherLevel BigLippedAlligatorMoment.



* GoodBadBugs: The Havok physics engine is so poorly implemented that [[SoBadItsGood a great deal of fun can be had by playing around with it]]: Silver's telekinetic powers, flying crates and boulders, etc.

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* GoodBadBugs: GoodBadBugs:
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The Havok physics engine is so poorly implemented that [[SoBadItsGood a great deal of fun can be had by playing around with it]]: Silver's telekinetic powers, flying crates and boulders, etc.



** Omega can float upwards if you hit corners just right.
*** Failing at that, you can still rapidly tap the button, turning his gliding power into infinite hovering.

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** Omega can float upwards if you hit corners just right.
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right. Failing at that, you can still rapidly tap the button, turning his gliding power into infinite hovering.



* HilariousInHindsight: Eggman's goal is to use Solaris to conquer time itself. [[spoiler:While it's not the same EldritchAbomination, [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations he definitely achieved something close to it with the Time Eater]].]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Eggman's goal is to use Solaris to conquer time itself. [[spoiler:While it's not the same EldritchAbomination, [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations he definitely achieved something close to it with the Time Eater]].]]



* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[Awesome/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Plenty.]]



* NeverLiveItDown: The fanbase's feelings towards Sonic Team in regards to [[spoiler:Elise's kiss]]. To this day, Sonic-related articles, even in professional media, tend to use snarky lines like "hopefully this time [[spoiler:Sonic won't be trading saliva with human females!]]", ''just'' to make sure no one forgives and forgets.
** ''The game itself'' for the entire Sonic franchise, giving the franchise and Sonic Team a black mark for its infamous glitches and faulty designs that simply refuses to fade away for some people.
*** Put it this way: When you have ''seven titles''[[labelnote:*]]This game, [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Unleashed]], [[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]], [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Generations]], [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Lost World]], and ''[[{{Retraux}} especially]]'' both episodes of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Sonic 4]][[/labelnote]] that were made with the ''obvious intent'' to do the ''[[NostalgiaFilter impossible]]'' task of "Getting back to Sonic's roots", you know a franchise is trying to repair its PR by any means possible.

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* NeverLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown:
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The fanbase's feelings towards Sonic Team in regards to [[spoiler:Elise's kiss]]. To this day, Sonic-related articles, even in professional media, tend to use snarky lines like "hopefully this time [[spoiler:Sonic won't be trading saliva with human females!]]", ''just'' to make sure no one forgives and forgets.
** ''The game itself'' for the entire Sonic franchise, giving the franchise and Sonic Team a black mark for its infamous glitches and faulty designs design that simply refuses to fade away for some people.
*** Put it this way: When you have ''seven titles''[[labelnote:*]]This game, [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Unleashed]], [[VideoGame/SonicColors Colors]], [[VideoGame/SonicGenerations Generations]], [[VideoGame/SonicLostWorld Lost World]], and ''[[{{Retraux}} especially]]'' both episodes of [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog4 Sonic 4]][[/labelnote]] that were made with the ''obvious intent'' to do the ''[[NostalgiaFilter impossible]]'' task of "Getting back to Sonic's roots", you know a franchise is trying to repair its PR by any means possible.
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* {{Squick}}: A certain cutscene from the Last Episode. [[spoiler:In order to resurrect Sonic, Elise gives him an Emerald-powered kiss. This scene was made squicky by the fact that she, a human, kissed a ''hedgehog'', who also happened to be ''dead''.]] This moment still leaves a bad taste in peoples' mouths and put a severe damper on the InterspeciesRomance trope for a while.
** It doesn't help that [[UncannyValley she's rendered in a realistic style and Sonic in his normal cartoony style]]. They don't even look like they belong in the same ''game''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: One part of [[http://youtu.be/hEHzaHO7U9Y "Town Mission 4"]] appears to contain a section similar to ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''[='=]s [[https://youtu.be/8-A_f7FV4ss Flashman theme]]. Additionally, Silver's ImageSong, [[http://youtu.be/Md5IXNdRV44 "Dreams of An Absolution"]], sounds a lot like [[http://youtu.be/4YCoSF-voHY "Music Sounds Better With You"]] by Stardust.

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* {{Squick}}: A certain cutscene from the Last Episode. [[spoiler:In order to resurrect Sonic, Elise gives him an Emerald-powered kiss. This scene was made squicky by the fact that she, a human, kissed a ''hedgehog'', who also happened to be ''dead''.]] This moment still leaves a bad taste in peoples' mouths and put a severe damper on the InterspeciesRomance trope for a while. \n** It doesn't help that [[UncannyValley she's rendered in a realistic style and Sonic in his normal cartoony style]]. They don't even look like they belong in the same ''game''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: SuspiciouslySimilarSong:
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One part of [[http://youtu.be/hEHzaHO7U9Y "Town Mission 4"]] appears to contain a section similar to ''VideoGame/MegaMan2''[='=]s [[https://youtu.be/8-A_f7FV4ss Flashman theme]]. Additionally, Silver's ImageSong, [[http://youtu.be/Md5IXNdRV44 "Dreams of An Absolution"]], sounds a lot like [[http://youtu.be/4YCoSF-voHY "Music Sounds Better With You"]] by Stardust.



* ThatOneBoss: The fights against Silver, with Sonic and Shadow, are surprisingly difficult, [[FakeDifficulty and for the wrong reasons.]] If you approach him while he's not carrying something, he'll pick you up ([[MostAnnoyingSound screaming "IT'S NO USE!" in the meantime]]), hold you in place for several agonizing seconds, and then toss you straight away from him. In that vein, if you jump ''above'' him...''[[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard he will catch you on the way down, while you're still recovering from being tossed up in the air, completely overriding your]] MercyInvincibility.''
** It doesn't help that a quirk in the game's ring-dropping mechanics can result in the fight getting stuck in an infinite loop that's only escapable via restarting[[labelnote:*]]Which means the player either has to forfeit a life ''anyway'' or wait through the same exact loading screens prior to the fight[[/labelnote]].

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* ThatOneBoss: The fights against Silver, with Sonic and Shadow, are surprisingly difficult, [[FakeDifficulty and for the wrong reasons.]] If you approach him while he's not carrying something, he'll pick you up ([[MostAnnoyingSound screaming "IT'S NO USE!" in the meantime]]), hold you in place for several agonizing seconds, and then toss you straight away from him. In that vein, if you jump ''above'' him...''[[TheComputerIsACheatingBastard he will catch you on the way down, while you're still recovering from being tossed up in the air, completely overriding your]] MercyInvincibility.''
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'' It doesn't help that a quirk in the game's ring-dropping mechanics can result in the fight getting stuck in an infinite loop that's only escapable via restarting[[labelnote:*]]Which means the player either has to forfeit a life ''anyway'' or wait through the same exact loading screens prior to the fight[[/labelnote]].



** To make matters worse, immediately after solving it, the game negates your progress and dumps you back in Soleanna without so much as a transition. Yep, that whole awful stage was pointless.



** Then there's Blaze. Her levels are praised as being the most polished and glitch-free in the game, with actual speedy gameplay (Game Grumps described her as [[UpToEleven "fast Sonic"]]) and some surprisingly cool moves. They're also short and desperately infrequent, and surrounded by lengthy, boring levels of Silver trying to not make the physics engine spontaneously combust.
*** And Blaze's character could have been improved on as well. Taking ''VideoGames/SonicRush'' into account, maybe Blaze could have transported to Silver's future somehow, become friends with him, and want to help him save the world. Then, once she finds out that Sonic is [[spoiler:supposedly]] the cause of the bad future, she could be reluctant to try and kill him. Then, when Team Sonic spots Mephiles, Silver, and Blaze talking when they reach the control room, they could be upset that Blaze had betrayed them, and Tails, Knuckles, and perhaps Shadow and Rouge could promise to not let them kill Sonic at all costs... which could be a good lead into the cutscene where Shadow comes to Sonic's aid.

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** Then there's Blaze. Her Blaze's levels are praised as being the most polished and glitch-free in the game, with actual speedy gameplay (Game Grumps described her as [[UpToEleven "fast Sonic"]]) and some surprisingly cool moves. They're also short and desperately infrequent, and surrounded by lengthy, boring levels of Silver trying to not make the physics engine spontaneously combust.
*** And Blaze's character could have been improved on as well. Taking ''VideoGames/SonicRush'' into account, maybe Blaze could have transported to Silver's future somehow, become friends with him, and want to help him save the world. Then, once she finds out that Sonic is [[spoiler:supposedly]] the cause of the bad future, she could be reluctant to try and kill him. Then, when Team Sonic spots Mephiles, Silver, and Blaze talking when they reach the control room, they could be upset that Blaze had betrayed them, and Tails, Knuckles, and perhaps Shadow and Rouge could promise to not let them kill Sonic at all costs... which could be a good lead into the cutscene where Shadow comes to Sonic's aid.
combust.



* UncannyValley: The rather realistic looking humans looked out of place next to the Felix the Cat-inspired designs of our anthropomorphic heroes. [=NPCs=] will wave their limbs and heads around in a pale imitation of natural human movement, and Princess Elise herself looks more like a porcelain doll with the in-game graphics.
** Even Eggman was redesigned to look consistent with the humans, although some appreciated that they got rid of the doctor's [[NoodlePeople chicken legs]].
** Thankfully, ''Sonic'' titles that came after this steered clear out of the valley by designing resident humans to look more cartoony (and with this, the return of Eggman's chicken legs and his appearance from ''Sonic Adventure'' on).
*** In preproduction, developers toyed around with the idea of giving the animal characters realistic fur shading. This ended up not being used until [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed the Werehog]] was conceptualized.

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* UncannyValley: UncannyValley:
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The rather realistic looking humans looked look out of place next to the Felix the Cat-inspired designs of our anthropomorphic heroes. [=NPCs=] will wave their limbs and heads around in a pale imitation of natural human movement, and Princess Elise herself looks more like a porcelain doll with the in-game graphics.
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graphics. Even Eggman was redesigned to look consistent with the humans, although some appreciated that they got rid of the doctor's [[NoodlePeople chicken legs]].
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legs]]. Thankfully, ''Sonic'' titles that came after this steered clear out of the valley by designing resident humans to look more cartoony (and with this, the return of Eggman's chicken legs and his appearance from ''Sonic Adventure'' on).
*** In preproduction, developers toyed around with the idea of giving the animal characters realistic fur shading. This ended up not being used until [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed the Werehog]] was conceptualized.
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20th Aug '17 4:58:15 AM Anddrix
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: The whole LetsPlay is reminiscent of a VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy or KaizoMarioWorld run put under a Sonic filter.
15th Aug '17 6:39:15 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: The whole LetsPlay is reminiscent of a VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy or KaizoMarioWorld run put under a Sonic filter.
31st Jul '17 11:39:58 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Blaze is this in terms of gameplay, with people claiming that she handles way better than everyone and that she runs much faster than Sonic. Unfortunately, you only get to take control of her three times.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: EnsembleDarkhorse:
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Blaze is this in terms of gameplay, with people claiming that she handles way better than everyone and that she runs much faster than Sonic. Unfortunately, you only get to take control of her three times.



** Silver, for those who don't see him as TheScrappy, mainly due to his interesting gameplay style, design, and background story.



%% ** Silver the Hedgehog, due to his poor attitude, constantly getting Elise kidnapped (thus [[TrappedByMountainLions forcing Sonic to keep chasing her]]) and for being ThatOneBoss early in Sonic's story. Silver is something of an unoriginal MartyStu. He has somewhat been rescued; he's the ONLY new character in this game to return for future games.
31st Jul '17 11:33:04 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CompleteMonster: [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Mephiles]] the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dark]] is the malignant conscience of [[BigBad Solaris]] taken physical form and the one responsible for [[TheChessmaster arranging most of the events of the game]]. Accidentally created during the Solaris Project [[LiteralSplitPersonality alongside Iblis]], the raw physical strength of [[EldritchAbomination Solaris]], Mephiles was [[SealedEvilInACan sealed within a scepter]] that landed in the hands of Dr. Eggman. Upon breaking out, Mephiles orchestrated a gambit which involved inflicting pain and suffering on Princess Elise, causing her to cry, release the Flames of Disaster, and in doing so would [[FusionDance reunite him with Iblis]] to become [[EldritchAbomination Solaris]], allowing him to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]] in [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt existence]]. To do this, Mephiles manipulates Silver into attempting to kill Sonic, and later cold-bloodedly kills Sonic himself -- temporarily, thank goodness -- to goad Elise into crying over him. Mephiles manipulates everyone he can for the purpose of his ultimate goal and takes a [[AxCrazy sadistic glee in watching people suffer]]; unlike the mindless Iblis, Mephiles is fully aware of the scale of his atrocities and does them [[ForTheEvulz for no other reason than to see the world decay around him]]. A being that craved destruction alone, Mephiles's actions heavily damaged the space-time continuum and [[KnightOfCerebus brought a darkness]] to [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the franchise]] seldom seen prior.

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* CompleteMonster: [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Mephiles]] the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dark]] is the malignant conscience of [[BigBad Solaris]] taken physical form and the one responsible for [[TheChessmaster arranging most of the events of the game]]. Accidentally created during the Solaris Project [[LiteralSplitPersonality alongside Iblis]], the raw physical strength of [[EldritchAbomination Solaris]], Mephiles was [[SealedEvilInACan sealed within a scepter]] that landed in the hands of Dr. Eggman. Upon breaking out, Mephiles orchestrated a gambit which involved inflicting pain and suffering on Princess Elise, causing her to cry, release the Flames of Disaster, and in doing so would [[FusionDance reunite him with Iblis]] to become [[EldritchAbomination Solaris]], allowing him to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything]] in [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt existence]]. To do this, Mephiles manipulates Silver into attempting to kill Sonic, and later cold-bloodedly kills Sonic himself -- temporarily, thank goodness -- to himself--temporarily--to goad Elise into crying over him. Mephiles manipulates everyone he can for the purpose of his ultimate goal and takes a [[AxCrazy sadistic glee in watching people suffer]]; unlike the mindless Iblis, Mephiles is fully aware of the scale of his atrocities and does them [[ForTheEvulz for no other reason than to see the world decay around him]]. A being that craved destruction alone, Mephiles's actions heavily damaged the space-time continuum and [[KnightOfCerebus brought a darkness]] to [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog the franchise]] seldom seen prior.
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