->''[[MemeticMutation "Why?!! WHY?!! WHY?!!"]]''
-->--'''[[LargeHam Dr. Robotnik]]''' in ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''
* ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''
** In the big endgame InfoDump, it is stated that GUN raided the ARK and killed mostly everyone on board due to the government ultimately shutting down Project Shadow, leading to Gerald going insane and plotting to destroy the Earth in retaliation. Gerald was presumably arrested and interrogated for information, but then he also reprogrammed the ARK to crash into the Earth, then editing Shadow's memories so that he would help carry out the deed... okay. Now HOW IN THE WORLD would Gerald be able to achieve all of this? Shadow was rocketed to God knows where on Earth by Maria, and even then Gerald was already in a maximum-security prison being interrogated, then ''executed'' afterwards. There is no reason why Gerald would be able to reprogram the ARK or tamper with Shadow's memories in his little cell, yet we're to believe that he somehow managed to do it?
* ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''
** After released from the status tube by Rouge in Eggman's base, Shadow suffers from amnesia after his fall from space in ''Sonic Adventure 2'' and he has to team up with Rouge and Omega to find Eggman for their respective reasons. Later on, Team Dark discovers not only the fake Eggman but also the destroyed Shadow android, which caused Shadow to believe that he himself must be one too. Then Omega assures Rouge that the real Shadow must exist somewhere. One thing: ''Isn't the real Shadow with you guys for the whole entire time?'' It should have been extremely easy to check if Shadow was an android. X-ray anyone? Of course, in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', Eggman revealed to Shadow during the final boss that one of his robots saved him from the fall, and that he was never an android after all. [[SarcasmMode Well, thanks for wasting all of our good time for the black hedgehog's character arc, SEGA.]]
** Team Rose's story begins with Amy, Cream, and Big searching for Sonic, Froggy, and Chocola. Cue to the fight and even if they accuse Sonic of stealing Froggy and Chocola after seeing a picture of him running off with the two in a paper, [[spoiler: although it was Metal Sonic in disguise.]], Amy behaves like a StalkerWithACrush towards him and threatens to fight him if he refuses to marry him, forgetting about the real reason they are fighting Sonic.
** There is the cutscene where Team Dark appears in front of Team Sonic. Although Tails and Knuckles were in shock to see Shadow alive, all that Sonic has to say is "Talk about stubborn and full of surprises!". Uh, Sonic? Is that a proper way to treat someone who you thought was dead after a tremendous fall into earth?
** In the scene before the battle against [[spoiler:Metal Overlord]], Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles use the Chaos Emeralds to transform into Super Sonic and...Tails and Knuckles in super shields. Keep in mind that Knuckles can turn super with the Chaos Emeralds although Tails would have to turn super with the Super Emeralds.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''
** In many stages, whenever you attack one of the allies, whether it be a GUN soldier/robot, one of Eggman's robots, or a Black Alien, you will earn yourself a [[WhatTheHellHero rebuke]] from your partner accompanied by them. Have they ever realize that same guys that you attacked were the same ones ''who tried to kill you in the first place?''
** The GUN Commander blames Shadow for the deaths of everyone aboard the ARK, including Maria, whom he was close to the same way Shadow was. Let's get this straight. How can you blame someone for the deaths of everyone ''even when they were in progress of being created?'' How can you blame a hedgehog for your best friend's death when it was a military soldier who killed her? Better yet, how could you work for a military organization who ''killed your best friend in the first place?''
** The heroes, particularly Sonic, never bother to show any concern for Shadow's memories and also don't even bother to help him regain them...again. In the Space Gadget stage, for example, along with reminding him of their battle aboard the ARK, Sonic seems to have forgotten to remind him of the time they both teamed up to stop the Space Colony ARK from falling into earth, but he only tells him about the time they fought aboard the ARK and have a race for the Emerald.
** In one cutscene, Shadow encounters an army of Shadow Androids, believing that he himself is an android. Here's a problem. Shadow acts as though he saw an android for the first time, despite that he's seen one after the Egg Altraboss boss fight in ''Sonic Heroes''.
** As far as the story branching is concerned, there is hardly any consistency in it. In one scene, Shadow chooses to disobey Black Doom in the first stage, then a couple of scenes later, he is standing by his side, making it look like as if he had never betrayed Black Doom at all. Also, when Shadow decides to help Eggman in Cryptic Castle, in the next scene, Eggman acts as though he doesn't know that Shadow was in the castle and decides to pick a fight with him with his Egg Breaker robot.
** As mentioned in the ''Sonic Heroes'' section, Eggman reveals to Shadow that he is the original Shadow and that one of his robots saved him. What makes this a wallbanger is that you have to wait around 8 minutes in the Devil Doom battle for him to tell you this.
* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''
** The entire Last Episode. It begins with the BigBad ''killing Sonic.'' The game is bloody ''named'' after him, but they went out of their way to make sure you didn't play as him during the final level - which is, by the way, filled with not only even more {{Game Breaking Bug}}s, but [[LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading even more loading screens than usual]] and [[DemonicSpiders instant-death gravity-sucking portals]]. And then after everyone recovers the Chaos Emeralds to save Sonic, Elise revives him ''with a TrueLovesKiss. [[{{Squick}} A human princess kisses Sonic to revive him.]]'' The final boss [[AnticlimaxBoss barely even puts up a fight]], despite everyone harping on that he's invincible. About the only good thing that came out of the episode was the [[AwesomeMusic/SonicTheHedgehog final phase's battle theme]] -- just ''barely'' enough to soothe the pain of playing through [[Horrible/VideoGames that wreck]].
** At the start of TLE, Mephiles shows up and shoots Sonic InTheBack, in order to make Elise cry. He is a time traveller. He could've done that ''at any point since Elise met Sonic and bonded with him''.
** Elise apparently never cried, not even once, from ages 7 to 17. ''Not even when she learned her father was dead''. However, she does cry at age seventeen over the death of a guy that '''she knew for less than a day'''.
** Robotnik's plan was to gain the Flames of Disaster from Elise. Yet at the end, he's disgusted by the fact that Mephiles had to make her cry to do so, which was really the only way. In short, Robotnik invaded a kingdom and nearly caused a princess to commit suicide over a plot that ''he himself'' believes is morally unjust. Does [[EvenEvilHasStandards evil have standards here]] or not?!
** In Silver's ending, Blaze seals up Iblis inside her and has Silver transport her into another dimension. This explains how she could be both from the future ''and'' another dimension. However, this is completely ignored in future appearances, meaning Sega drew up one of the most plausible plot points in the mess of ''Sonic 2006'', then {{retcon}}ned it for no reason whatsoever.
** When Sonic finds out why Silver wants to kill him, he doesn't care and starts fretting on how the Princess will soon die. When they get back to the present and Rouge and Shadow are nowhere to be found, he doesn't care and starts reading about Elise in a poorly translated newspaper. When Elise dies on the battleship, he begins throwing a fit of a larger dynamic of his reaction when Shadow "died" in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. Death isn't a light matter, but he feels worse about the death of a girl he knew for ''less than a day'' than about the death of a guy who just sacrificed his life for millions of people.
** The '''entire character''' of Princess Elise is a wall banger. The problem is that she does '''nothing''' throughout the whole game:. That's right; she does absolutely ''nothing''. When the situation becomes urgent, she just stands back, clasps her hands, and hopes that everything will be all right. Not once does she tell Silver to stop hurting Sonic (as Amy did) or demand that Dr. Eggman release her. One would think that a princess would have ''some'' level of authority, but that's not the case here.
** Did Sonic seriously think that leaving Elise alone in the castle was a good idea? If that wasn't bad enough, Amy did the same exact thing in Silver's story!
** Blaze's '''very existence''' in this game is a wall banger. You would think that after throwing Blaze's previous backstory out the window to put her in this game, Sonic Team would have made her a very important part of the story. They didn't. Not a single person talks to or even ''notices'' the purple cat. Not even Sonic and Tails. She's just there, and she frequently disappears from the plot, only to show up whenever she wants. Sure, no one ever ''needed'' to talk to Blaze, but it's quite odd how no one acknowledged an elegantly dressed cat standing next to a futuristic-looking hedgehog. Just what was the point of putting Blaze in this game's plot?
** ...and then we get to the part of the plot where Mephiles manipulated Silver and Blaze into killing Sonic, which was done very poorly. When Silver asked Mephiles if he truly knew who the Iblis Trigger was, Mephiles immediately dodged the question. Silver and Blaze were desperate for answers, but this was a clear indicator that Mephiles was full of lies (or didn't like it when anyone questions him). Either way, he was never that convincing in the first place because Blaze and even Silver were doubtful that someone like Sonic could cause so much destruction. When they were all in Crisis City, Mephiles showed Silver the culprit of the town's destruction, which is... a pissed off Sonic standing in front of some flames. It doesn't help that Silver quickly eats this garbage up. What would have been more effective was for Mephiles show Sonic actively causing destruction while having a sinister smile plastered on his face. That way, it would come off as, "Sonic is truly evil! You must stop him at once!" instead of, "Sonic is evil because he is! Now, do what I say!" Also, Silver and Blaze could have at least ''questioned'' Sonic before attempting to kill him. This entire part of the plot is insulting to the intelligence of Silver, Blaze, and Mephiles.
** Why did Mephiles even need Silver to kill Sonic? He makes a big deal out of telling Silver that he's the only one who can do it, then turns up at the end of the game to shoot Sonic in the back. So...What was the point? If he could do it himself, why didn't he just do it from the start?
* Princess Elise is shown to have some degree of magic power, being able to summon a force field that protects her from pretty much everything. This is only used during two stages, and is a very bad example of GameplayAndStorySegregation. Why didn't she use it to defend herself from Eggman's robots? Why didn't she use it when she jumped off Eggman's ship? Why didn't she use it every other time her life was in danger? WHY!?
* Sonic's story in general is just one big, frustrating waste of time. He's the hero, yet all he does is chase down Elise, who repeatedly ends up getting [[DamselInDistress kidnapped in increasingly convoluted ways.]] You could remove Sonic's story from the game, and it wouldn't impact the plot one bit.
* In ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'', towards the start of the game, when Sonic turns into a werehog for the second time and muses to himself, "I just need to be careful who sees me like this." [[UnusuallyUnInterestingSight Turns out that nobody in the game cares that Sonic has assumed this new monstrous form]] - not even Tails or Amy Rose, officially neutering the werehog as a plot device for the rest of the game.
* Tails' characterization in ''VideoGame/SonicLostWorld'' is considered this. In one scene, Sonic tells Tails that they must trust Eggman to stop the extractor from sucking all of the world's energy. Inexplicably, Tails berates Sonic for trusting Eggman more than him. [[SarcasmMode Yeah! How dare you, Sonic! How could you trust your worst enemy more than your best friend, even though you had no choice but to team up with said worst enemy to save the world?]] It also doesn't help that earlier on, Tails didn't mind having to team up with Eggman. Then in the ending, Sonic apologizes to Tails for doubting him, even if he really had no control over that.
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