Finitevus represents/sympathises with the Unpleasable Fanbase, and those who have given up on the Sonic franchise.They're always saying that the franchise "needs to die".
Scourge is a parody of fan-created original characters.He's literally a recolor of Sonic with a bad boy attitude. However, his obsession with proving himself superior to Sonic show that really, he's just a self-centered brat who wants all the attention for himself. When Sonic finally defeats him, he even tells Scourge that he's a pale imitation of the real Sonic and will never be superior as long as he stays selfish.
Geoffrey killed Hershey himself.This is actually suggested within the comic itself (Issue 224) by Sally. Geoffrey vehemently denies it, of course, and blames the Eggman Empire. Time will tell if he's being truthful or not.
Rotor is a Schizoid Autistic.As one himself, this troper has noticed quite a few symptoms in Rotor associated with a schizoid autistic; he's socially crippled, has a near-savantish interest in mechanics, has a very flat affect in his voice, has a hard time displaying strong emotions, and most noticeably, prefers to work alone and be left behind than be on the front lines with his friends—even going so far as to be quoted "if I work on this device, I won't have to deal with anyone". Even with his supposed boyfriend Cobar in the "Mobius: X Years Later" storyline, their relationship seems to be based more on shared professional interest than actual emotional attachment, a clear sign of a schizoid personality (using shared interests or fetishes as substitutes for emotional ties in a relationship). Since autism is thought to be caused more by genetics and schizoid personality more by rearing, it's likely that Rotor was born autistic, and gained his schizoid personality due to the hell of the Great War and the separation of him from his family and herd.
Rotor and Tommy Turtle were an item/could've been an item.Going from the above, look at Rotor's relationship with Tommy Turtle; brought into his care, shares his love of robotics and engineering, apprenticed him in exchange for helping out around the house, and the most damning evidence of all, they were shown naked together sleeping in the same bedroom. Knowing that Rotor is gay, and basing his personality off of a Schizoid Autistic as above, it's possible Tommy was his first crush, and if they didn't hit it off and consummate their relationship before Tommy's death, they likely were heading down that road, and Rotor likely has regrets for not sharing his feelings with the guy before his passing (explaining why he withdrew further into the background in-story; he was too afraid to help or be close to anyone after that, lest he lose them like he did Tommy).
Rutan's father is Dr. Finitevus.Finitevus has white fur (and is the only echidna known to have such). Rutan's dreadlocks have white tips. Do the math.
Antoine is now speaking in Cajun/Creole French.In Real Life, both Cajun French and Creole French dialects sound like hybrids of French and U.S. Southern accents mixed with French words. Hanging around Bunnie all the time, Antoine could have picked up some of her Southern tone. And going by Belle's and Jacques' dialogue, they likely have that same hybrid accent. Affably Evil would-be conqueror of Mobius. Yet, 200 years later, he's a mentor for Silver. The reason? He managed to take over the world. After a few decades, however, being ruler of the world got boring. So, he decided to abdicate and find a new purpose. Edmund doesn't trust him because Heel Face Turns are rare.
Future Mogul hasn't really changed sides, he's just manipulating SilverWhatever disaster destroyed the world somehow DePowered Mogul, which is why he appears to have aged despite being immortal. He doesn't give a damn about saving the world, he just wants his power back, so he's doing what he does best and is getting Silver to do the hard work for him.
ALL the Archie originals will removed sometime after Genesis
Belle and Jacques weren't born cyborgs—their limbs were removed to combat their NIDS.So if Buns Rabbot's NIDS (Neuro-Immuno Deficiency Syndrome) began at the base of her spine, then it's entirely possible that Bunnie had contracted it, but her roboticization kept it from spreading. Continuing the AIDS/cancer metaphor, maybe Bunnie passed NIDS on to her children...resulting in the kids (a) having to have parts roboticized/amputated, or (b) being born without those limbs.
Some part of Geoffrey wants to fail, but he's stuck keeping his word to Ixis Naugus.Geoffrey... has always been a skunk of good intentions with questionable methods, as well as a man of his word. Throughout the comics, he's had a good life, even got married. However, even he knew it couldn't last. As a skunk of his word, he chronologically swore allegiance to Naugus first. In truth, he could have betrayed them at ANY time, but tried putting it off as long as possible, until it appeared there would be no more threats to the Kingdom aside from Naugus himself.
Sonic is going to abandon the people of New Mobotropolis.Given that recent turn of events, with so many of the city's population turning against Nicole and siding with Naugus, he's not in a good mood right now. At some point he's going to realize that Mina, unintentionally mind you, set a lot of this in motion. The last straw will be the public being dismissive of the roboticization of Sally, who they'll think caused the problems involving Nicole out of ignorance.
Despite what we may think, the Genesis Version of Sally...Became a separate person from the normal Sally. They were the same person until the Cosmic Retcon was undone, when Sally started to remember the normal reality. But while Sonic was changed back, none the worse for wear, Sally was divided into the normal version, and the "Genesis" version which has whatever memories she had in the altered reality as well partial memories of the normal version.
At some point, Sonic will get the 7 Super Emeralds.The emeralds have been referenced in the comic in the past, and the alternate color schemes seen in Hyper Sonic were given names, and given how the comics are going as of the 230s, Sonic might get desperate enough to try it. And if he does get them, and the new form, things will not go well for any faction in the comic.
Sally's roboticization isn't as thorough as we think.According to this article the Death Egg Mk. 2's Chaos Emerald vanished when Sally inverted the roboticizer on herself. Given the equipment on that thing, a reality warper for example, that Emerald was likely fused into her body before she was changed. Also, her eyes are still blue, not red like every other roboticized character. The best case scenario is that she's playing along until the right moment.
Hershey isn't actually dead.Geoffrey never found her body. In a comic, that speaks volumes in and of itself.
Lien-Da will help restore Sally's free will.In Sonic Universe 37 Lien-Da looks at Mecha Sally with shock. Seeing a parallel between her situation and Sally's, and wanting to stick it to Eggman, she may help Sally back to herself and escape back to Sonic.
Geoffrey's going to have a massive Heroic BSOD following 235.Given what's happened in 234, once Geoffrey finds out, he's going to realize that he set it in motion when he brought Naugus back. He caused the FF, especially Bunnie, the same pain he felt when he lost his dad and wife. And since he distracted the Freedom Fighters who could've helped save Sally, all the grief he's caused them is going to make question if he did the right thing.
The Council will be disbanded after this arc.At some point, it will be revealed that Naugus was still royal wizard, or at least still a citizen of the kingdom, when he first trapped into Zone of Silence. Meaning that his earliest interaction with Geoffrey was treason. That means the whole council is guilty of treason by working with him. With all the resentment most of the Council has towards the royal family, and the manipulations between Naugus and Eggman, there will be concerns about a conspiracy against the royal family. This will force the council to disband or be arrested for treason.
Silver's "traitor" is in fact Mecha Sally.He's been sent back in time to stop a Freedom Fighter who is now working against the Freedom Fighters and presents a major threat to them. He's merely jumped to the conclusion that this means a traitor.
Geoffrey will suffer from Redemption Equals Death.He was trying to become The Atoner when Naugus hijacked his body. It seems likely he'll perform a Heroic Sacrifice and take Naugus with him, like Tommy Turtle did to take down ADAM.
When Sally returns, she'll quickly begin deconstructing Naugus and Geoffrey's claims.By simply reviewing the presented information and presenting counter arguments. For example, Geoffrey said in his trial that Naugus told him not to warn Max about Eggman, saying he wouldn't listen. Sally could counter that that was an assumption and that Max could've listened and stopped him, or at least gotten him out of the Zone of Silence in time to stop Eggman, thereby putting some of the blame for Eggman's rebellion rightfully on Naugus, even listing what Eggman did, because he let him go. Also, Elias was believed to be dead when Max made his deal with Naugus, so there's little reason he would even be able to honor the deal. It could take a dark turn since Sally could point out that anyone on the council could've figured this out, but the fact that over half the council had resentments with the royal family in one way or another suggests an abuse of power.
Under Archie's designation, the game version of Sonic the Hedgehog is Mobius Alpha.They've already taken the Mobius Prime designation, and the games was where it all began.
Sally will not get her memories of the old Mobius back.With Bunnie's memories and her marriage with Antoine restored, NICOLE has stated that there's only one charge left and two Freedom Fighters remaining: Amy and Sally. A clue with this was mentioned with Uncle Chuck: Sonic had planned to give Chuck his memories back, but Tails talked him out of it for now - it would probably be better that Uncle Chuck never knew that he was a walking tin can for ten years of his life. Sally's gone through a lot more crap than what Chuck went through and it's probably obvious that either Sonic is going to decide to spare Sally that heartbreak or something will happen to cause Amy to get back her memories instead.
Ixis Naugus turning Bunnie full organic was not an accident.Ponder this. Naugus claimed in Issue 232 when he restored the injured Bunnie that her becoming fully organic was an accident. I myself think this is not the case. It all was part of his plan to become a Villain with Good Publicity. The fact that he saved Bunnie at all would be seen as a good deed by the populace, and would endear him with the residents of New Mobotropolis. The fact that Bunnie was Brought Down to Normal meant one less weapon against him should things go awry.
List of new hook-ups in the new timeline.
Rosemary Prower was insane.In the old continuity, Robotnik launched his takeover on the day Tails was born. The events, in order:
Rouge will be Knuckles' Second Love in the new timeline.
Charmy and Cream will become an Official Couple in the new timeline.
Bunnie's deroboticization was foreshadowing.Nobody had any idea that Naugus could deroboticize Bunnie after accidentally crystallizing her limbs while defending the city against the monstrous red Metal Sonic model. The moment this Troper saw the successful deroboticization, I thought 'Okay. This is clearly meant to foreshadow Naugus being able to deroboticize Sally.' Especially obvious thanks to Deroboticization technology no longer existing. Although... I'm not so sure now that the rapid fire cosmic retconning has left her fleshy and sporty again.
Relic the Pika will become Knuckles' new love interest in the new timeline.
Reboot Sonic had feelings for Amy instead of Sally& by Reboot Sonic, I mean the Sonic that lived in the current universe up until the point the old Sonic displaced him. While mostly done for humor, there's been more Sonamy shiptease so far than Sonally & present Sonic is gonna have a major internal clash between his new & old memories over this eventually.
Sonichu will be referenced at some point.The writers certainly do love their fandom jokes, and we do know that Sega of America is aware of its existence, since they referenced it in a contest video. My guess: a Captain Ersatz of Sonichu and/or Chris that is defeated effortlessly by Sonic or serves as a bumbling comic relief.
Dark Gaia is actually the Reincarnation of Robotnik Prime in the new timeline.
Some of Robotnik Prime's personality got merged into Julian Snively.
This version of Dark Gaia will be more intelligent than his video game counterpart, he will even talk.
The Source of All actually corrupts those who bathe or are otherwise exposed to it.
The previous Archie Sonic Continuity could eventually return.
Relic the Pika is actually the Reincarnation of Julie-Su.