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A PromotedFanboy, Flynn's early work was in FanFiction, most notably the ''Sonic'' {{Fan Web Comic|s}}, ''[[http://www.sonicverseteam.net/comics/archives_svt/bumbleking/ Other-M]]''. Being a fan of most of the properties he writes for also means that his works tends to often feature MythologyGags ([[ShownTheirWork at times really obscure ones]]) and {{Ascended Meme}}s.

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A PromotedFanboy, Flynn's early work was in FanFiction, most notably the ''Sonic'' {{Fan Web Comic|s}}, ''[[http://www.sonicverseteam.net/comics/archives_svt/bumbleking/ Other-M]]''. Being a fan of most of the properties he writes for also means that his works tends to often feature MythologyGags ([[ShownTheirWork at times really obscure ones]]) and {{Ascended Meme}}s.
Meme}}s. Similar to Creator/GeoffJohns, Flynn also will drudge up obscure characters (i.e. Nack the Weasel, Bean the Dynamite Duck, Bark the Polar Bear, Honey the Cat, and Breezie the Hedgehog for example) and revamp them for the modern audience, giving them distinct and impactful personality traits to ensure they stick to the readers. His work is big on characterization.


* ''My Little Pony [[{{Crossover}} X]] Franchise/{{Transformer|s}}'' (2020)

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* ''My Little Pony [[{{Crossover}} X]] Franchise/{{Transformer|s}}'' ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyTransformersFriendshipInDisguise'' (2020)


* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To Creator/GeoffJohns, as far as Sonic and Mega Man go. Much like Johns, Flynn's trademark is to fix up unpopular characters and plotlines and make them something interesting and meaningful, something they were lacking previously. He single-handedly got ''Archie Comics' Sonic'' out of a rut around 2006 and kept it alive until it's cancellation in 2017, bringing better artists, untangling the increasingly tangled up mess that was the Echindas' MythArc, killed off [[TheScrappy Tommy Turtle]] in a truly heartwrenching way that would make people feel sorry for him, and most of all, brought about some of the most significant and iconic aspects of the series, namely: Having the Chaos Emeralds go from millions of the same color back to seven as they were in the game, doing away with the Tails' highly unpopular TheChosenOne status, returning Snively to Eggman's side, having Antoine and Bunnie not on reconcile their relationship after Patch almost destroyed it, but married them, had Eggman get his diabolic edge back by blowing Knothole Village to hell, and so on and so forth. If people are talking about how much they loved Archie Sonic and the best things about it, chances are it's because of Ian.


* AlternativeCompanyEquivalent: To Creator/GeoffJohns, as far as Sonic and Mega Man go. Much like Johns, Flynn's trademark is to fix up unpopular characters and plotlines and make them something interesting and meaningful, something they were lacking previously. He single-handedly got ''Archie Comics' Sonic'' out of a rut around 2006 and kept it alive until it's cancellation in 2017, bringing better artists, untangling the increasingly tangled up mess that was the Echindas' MythArc, killed off [[TheScrappy Tommy Turtle]] in a truly heartwrenching way that would make people feel sorry for him, and most of all, brought about some of the most significant and iconic aspects of the series, namely: Having the Chaos Emeralds go from millions of the same color back to seven as they were in the game, doing away with the Tails' highly unpopular TheChosenOne status, returning Snively to Eggman's side, having Antoine and Bunnie not on reconcile their relationship after Patch almost destroyed it, but married them, had Eggman get his diabolic edge back by blowing Knothole Village to hell, and so on and so forth. If people are talking about how much they loved Archie Sonic and the best things about it, chances are it's because of Ian.

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* AlternativeCompanyEquivalent: AlternateCompanyEquivalent: To Creator/GeoffJohns, as far as Sonic and Mega Man go. Much like Johns, Flynn's trademark is to fix up unpopular characters and plotlines and make them something interesting and meaningful, something they were lacking previously. He single-handedly got ''Archie Comics' Sonic'' out of a rut around 2006 and kept it alive until it's cancellation in 2017, bringing better artists, untangling the increasingly tangled up mess that was the Echindas' MythArc, killed off [[TheScrappy Tommy Turtle]] in a truly heartwrenching way that would make people feel sorry for him, and most of all, brought about some of the most significant and iconic aspects of the series, namely: Having the Chaos Emeralds go from millions of the same color back to seven as they were in the game, doing away with the Tails' highly unpopular TheChosenOne status, returning Snively to Eggman's side, having Antoine and Bunnie not on reconcile their relationship after Patch almost destroyed it, but married them, had Eggman get his diabolic edge back by blowing Knothole Village to hell, and so on and so forth. If people are talking about how much they loved Archie Sonic and the best things about it, chances are it's because of Ian.

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* AlternativeCompanyEquivalent: To Creator/GeoffJohns, as far as Sonic and Mega Man go. Much like Johns, Flynn's trademark is to fix up unpopular characters and plotlines and make them something interesting and meaningful, something they were lacking previously. He single-handedly got ''Archie Comics' Sonic'' out of a rut around 2006 and kept it alive until it's cancellation in 2017, bringing better artists, untangling the increasingly tangled up mess that was the Echindas' MythArc, killed off [[TheScrappy Tommy Turtle]] in a truly heartwrenching way that would make people feel sorry for him, and most of all, brought about some of the most significant and iconic aspects of the series, namely: Having the Chaos Emeralds go from millions of the same color back to seven as they were in the game, doing away with the Tails' highly unpopular TheChosenOne status, returning Snively to Eggman's side, having Antoine and Bunnie not on reconcile their relationship after Patch almost destroyed it, but married them, had Eggman get his diabolic edge back by blowing Knothole Village to hell, and so on and so forth. If people are talking about how much they loved Archie Sonic and the best things about it, chances are it's because of Ian.


* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: According to an interview with Sonic Fan Games HQ, one of his favorite interactions with Eggman comes from issue 220 of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''.

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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: According to an interview with Sonic Fan Games HQ, one of his favorite interactions with Eggman comes from issue 220 of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''.''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''.
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* ''ComicBook/StarWarsAdventures'' (2019-)

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* ''ComicBook/StarWarsAdventures'' (2019-)(2019)

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* ''ComicBook/SuperDuck'' (2020, co-writer)


* ''VideoGame/Indivisible'' (co-script writer, 2019)

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* ''VideoGame/Indivisible'' (co-script writer, 2019)''VideoGame/{{Indivisible}}'' (2019, co-script writer)

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* ''VideoGame/Indivisible'' (co-script writer, 2019)
* ''My Little Pony [[{{Crossover}} X]] Franchise/{{Transformer|s}}'' (2020)


** The Tails Doll, a playable doppelganger of Sonic's best friend Tail was introduced in ''Videogame/SonicR'', but other than that he was a rather unremarkable LivingProp. Due to the [[UncannyValley creepy nature]] of the design, he became rather popular to imagine as an otherwordly monster in CreepyPasta, with the parodic ''WebAnimation/SonicShorts'' taking a hand in popularizing the concept. When Flynn introduced him, he ran with this concept for Tails Doll, who was a demonic looking MechanicalAbomination inside the innocent looking doll. Interestingly enough, a FandomNod to the Tails Nod already existed in ''ComicBook/SonicX'' issue 21, but it was written by Mike Bullock.

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** The Tails Doll, a playable doppelganger of Sonic's best friend Tail was introduced in ''Videogame/SonicR'', but other than that he was a rather unremarkable LivingProp. Due to the [[UncannyValley creepy nature]] of the design, he became rather popular to imagine as an otherwordly monster in CreepyPasta, with the parodic ''WebAnimation/SonicShorts'' taking a hand in popularizing the concept. When Flynn introduced him, he ran with this concept for Tails Doll, who was a demonic looking MechanicalAbomination inside the innocent looking doll. Interestingly enough, a FandomNod to the Tails Nod Doll already existed in ''ComicBook/SonicX'' issue 21, but it was written by Mike Bullock.


** The Tails Doll, a playable doppelganger of Sonic's best friend Tail was introduced in ''Videogame/SonicR'', but other than that he was a rather unremarkable LivingProp. Due to the [[UncannyValley creepy nature]] of the design, he became rather popular to imagine as an otherwordly monster in CreepyPasta, with the parodic ''WebAnimation/SonicShorts'' taking a hand in popularizing the concept. When Flynn introduced him, he ran with this concept for Tails Doll, who was a demonic looking MechanicalAbomination inside the innocent looking doll. Interestingly enough, a FandomNod to the Tails Nod already existed in ''ComicBook/SonicX'' issue 21, but it was written by Mike Bullock.

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** The Tails Doll, a playable doppelganger of Sonic's best friend Tail was introduced in ''Videogame/SonicR'', but other than that he was a rather unremarkable LivingProp. Due to the [[UncannyValley creepy nature]] of the design, he became rather popular to imagine as an otherwordly monster in CreepyPasta, with the parodic ''WebAnimation/SonicShorts'' taking a hand in popularizing the concept. When Flynn introduced him, he ran with this concept for Tails Doll, who was a demonic looking MechanicalAbomination inside the innocent looking doll. Interestingly enough, a FandomNod to the Tails Nod already existed in ''ComicBook/SonicX'' issue 21, but it was written by Mike Bullock.Bullock.
* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: According to an interview with Sonic Fan Games HQ, one of his favorite interactions with Eggman comes from issue 220 of ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog''.


** In Issue 205, an insane Dr. Eggman catches Snively sneaking around and declares that he is "Snoo-ping as usual!", a call back to the infamous [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop PINGAS meme]] from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. The same issue depicts Eggman saying "It's from the show!", a ShoutOut to a Youtube Poop Music.

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** In Issue 205, an insane Dr. Eggman catches Snively sneaking around and declares that he is "Snoo-ping as usual!", a call back to the infamous [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop PINGAS meme]] from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. The same issue depicts Eggman saying "It's from the show!", a ShoutOut to a Youtube Poop Music.Music video.


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* AscendedMeme: During Ian Flynn's run on ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', he decided to take a couple of fan ideas and play with them.
** In Issue 205, an insane Dr. Eggman catches Snively sneaking around and declares that he is "Snoo-ping as usual!", a call back to the infamous [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop PINGAS meme]] from ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog''. The same issue depicts Eggman saying "It's from the show!", a ShoutOut to a Youtube Poop Music.
** The Tails Doll, a playable doppelganger of Sonic's best friend Tail was introduced in ''Videogame/SonicR'', but other than that he was a rather unremarkable LivingProp. Due to the [[UncannyValley creepy nature]] of the design, he became rather popular to imagine as an otherwordly monster in CreepyPasta, with the parodic ''WebAnimation/SonicShorts'' taking a hand in popularizing the concept. When Flynn introduced him, he ran with this concept for Tails Doll, who was a demonic looking MechanicalAbomination inside the innocent looking doll. Interestingly enough, a FandomNod to the Tails Nod already existed in ''ComicBook/SonicX'' issue 21, but it was written by Mike Bullock.


* ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship]]'' (2019)

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* ''[[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW My Little Pony: Feats of Friendship]]'' ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFeatsOfFriendship'' (2019)

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