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Further inspired by this advice, Eggman decides to make an enhanced version of the game with motion-capturing called ''Super 'Stache Smash''; he later attacks Hedgehog Village with his robot hordes, Spy Bots in the wings to record Team Sonic in battle so he can recreate their abilities accurately in the video game. After a short while, Team Sonic inevitably dismantles the robots, and Eggman tells the Spy Bots to record ''him'' as he exits the Eggmobile and performs his own stunts... which are, as you would imagine for a man of his athleticism (or lack thereof), completely horrible. Team Sonic watches this, with Sticks wondering if they should retaliate against him or if his moves are embarrassing enough; Sonic puts aside the fact that he'd feel bad Spin Attacking Eggman over the horizon and, well, Spin Attacks him over the horizon.

After returning to his lair, Eggman watches the footage along with Orbot and Cubot, and needless to say, Eggman's dissatisfied with his clumsy stunts. Taking Orbot's subsequent suggestion (as his own, anyway) and deciding he needs someone with far better fighting skills than himself to serve as his motion capture stand-in, Eggman endeavors to find a foe of Sonic he knows that can ''really'' give him a challenge. He tracks the foe-- none other than Shadow the Hedgehog-- to the canyon and offers him a proposition; however, undoubtedly due to the fact that Eggman robbed him of the opportunity to finish off Sonic [[Recap/SonicBoomS1E52ItTakesAVillageToDefeatAHedgehog the last time they teamed up]] (to use the term loosely) due to an ill-timed "victory selfie", Shadow makes it clear that there's a 0% possibility of him ''ever'' working with the doctor again and bluntly tells him to get lost. Eggman, likely aware that Shadow would have no qualms against assaulting him if he persisted, has no other choice but to drop the attempt and walk away, all the while grumbling to himself in irritation.

With the direct approach to recruit Shadow having failed miserably, Eggman quickly formulates a plan B: resort to more underhanded means to get Shadow to fight Sonic. Therefore, he goes to Sonic's Shack and interviews Sonic about Shadow, hoping to goad him into insulting his rival. Instead, Sonic simply makes neutral remarks about Shadow and gradually gets more suspicious about Eggman's motives in asking him these questions, prompting Eggy to leave abruptly. Forced to work with what he's got, Eggman later goes to a cave Shadow apparently lives in (much to his annoyance) and shows him a video of the interview, which has been edited to make it sound like Sonic's trash-talking him; despite the poor quality of the editing, which makes it ''incredibly'' clear that it's been tampered with, Shadow somehow takes the bait and is far from happy that Sonic dared to insult him (though, to be honest, he's ''never'' happy), vowing to exact vengeance on Sonic and his friends.

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Further inspired by this advice, Eggman decides to make an enhanced version of the game with motion-capturing called ''Super 'Stache Smash''; he later attacks Hedgehog Village with his robot hordes, Spy Bots in the wings to record Team Sonic in battle so he can recreate their abilities accurately in the video game. After a short while, Team Sonic inevitably dismantles the robots, and Eggman tells the Spy Bots to record ''him'' as he exits the Eggmobile and performs his own stunts... which are, as you would imagine for a man of his athleticism (or lack thereof), completely horrible. Team Sonic watches this, with Sticks wondering if they should retaliate against him or if his moves are embarrassing enough; Sonic puts aside the fact that he'd feel bad Spin Attacking Eggman over the horizon and, well, Spin Attacks him over the horizon.

horizon. After returning to his lair, Eggman watches the footage along with Orbot and Cubot, and needless to say, Eggman's dissatisfied with his clumsy stunts. Taking Orbot's subsequent suggestion (as his own, anyway) and deciding he needs someone with far better fighting skills than himself to serve as his motion capture stand-in, Eggman endeavors to find a foe of Sonic he knows that can ''really'' give him a challenge. He tracks challenge.

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the foe-- foe in question blazing a trail through a canyon, and his identity is revealed to be none other than Shadow the Hedgehog-- to the canyon and Hedgehog. He stops Sonic's dark counterpart by getting in front of him mid-run, then offers him a proposition; however, undoubtedly due to proposition. But that's as far as he gets; Shadow ''immediately'' shuts the fact attempt down by saying that he and Eggman robbed him of being on the opportunity same team will ''never'' happen again (not hard to finish off Sonic believe, since [[Recap/SonicBoomS1E52ItTakesAVillageToDefeatAHedgehog the last time they teamed up]] (to use the term loosely) due to an ill-timed only time]] it ''did'' happen, Eggman only succeeded in cementing himself as a pathetic excuse of a villain and a waste of Shadow's time; he's ''still'' sore about that "victory selfie", Shadow makes it clear seems). He subsequently orders Eggman to exit his general vicinity, and knowing that there's a 0% possibility he has no chance of him ''ever'' working with the doctor again and bluntly tells him to get lost. Eggman, likely aware budging his decision (in fact, knowing who he's talking to, it's possible that Shadow would have no qualms against assaulting him he'll cease to exist soon if he persisted, persists), Eggman has no other choice but to drop the attempt and walk away, comply, all the while grumbling to himself in irritation.

With the direct approach to recruit Shadow having failed miserably, Eggman quickly formulates a plan B: resort to more underhanded means to get Shadow to fight Sonic. Therefore, he goes to Sonic's Shack and interviews Sonic about Shadow, hoping to goad him into insulting his rival. Instead, Sonic simply makes neutral remarks about Shadow and gradually gets more suspicious about Eggman's motives in asking him these questions, prompting Eggy to leave abruptly. Forced to work with what he's got, Eggman later goes to a cave Shadow apparently lives in (much to his annoyance) in. Shadow's more annoyed at Eggman bothering him again than anything else, fortunately, and the evil genius shows him a video of the interview, which has been edited to make it sound like Sonic's trash-talking him; despite the poor quality of the editing, which makes it ''incredibly'' clear him. Somehow failing to notice that it's been tampered with, Eggman's editing skills are lacking (and by "lacking", we mean "''horrendous''"), Shadow somehow takes the bait and is far from happy that Sonic dared to insult him (though, to be honest, he's ''never'' happy), vowing to exact vengeance on Sonic and his friends.



With concern a likely factor, Sonic's on the scene almost immediately, and he's horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. Confused and worried, his mind races as he wonders what could have happened to inflict such agony upon them. And then his burning questions are answered as he spots the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time the "slowpoke" arrived. Sonic, ''not'' pleased that his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets a shoulder charge from Shadow in response, the strength of the blow causing him to fly through three trees and into the village wall. Part One ends with Shadow standing ominously over a stunned Sonic as he lies in the rubble, once again on the verge of finishing him off and settling the score once and for all (and an annoyed Knuckles bemoans the cliffhanger ending, as is tradition by now). One thing's for sure: Sonic and company ain't walking away from ''this'' fight unscathed.

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With concern a likely factor, Sonic's on the scene almost immediately, and he's horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. Confused and worried, his mind races as he wonders what could have happened to inflict such agony upon them. And then his burning questions are answered as he spots the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time the "slowpoke" arrived. Sonic, ''not'' pleased that his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets a shoulder charge from Shadow in response, the strength of the blow causing him to fly through three trees and into the village wall. Part One ends with Not long after, Shadow is standing ominously over a stunned Sonic as he lies in the rubble, once again on the verge of finishing him off and settling the score once and score. This is where the adventure ends for all (and now (yes, an annoyed Knuckles bemoans the cliffhanger ending, as is tradition by now). One has become tradition), and one thing's for sure: Sonic and company ain't walking away from ''this'' fight unscathed.
battle unscathed... if at all.


* ManipulativeEditing: Eggman does this to an interview with Sonic he recorded in order to make it sound like he's trash-talking Shadow. When the edited footage is shown to Sonic's dark doppelganger, it's painfully obvious that it's been manipulated, but funnily enough, Shadow, [[TheComicallySerious of all people]], ''still'' falls for the ruse.

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* DeadlyDodging: During Shadow's (brief) tussle with Tails and Knuckles, the former attempts to surprise-attack Shadow from behind as he focuses on the latter. Unfortunately, Shadow notices, and as Knuckles throws a punch, he teleports away at the last moment, causing the punch to connect with Tails instead; the fox is incapacitated by the blow, and Knuckles follows him shortly after realizing he screwed up.
* ManipulativeEditing: Eggman does this to edits an interview with Sonic he recorded in order to make it sound like he's trash-talking Shadow. When the edited footage is shown to Sonic's dark doppelganger, it's painfully obvious that it's been manipulated, but funnily enough, Shadow, [[TheComicallySerious of all people]], ''still'' falls for the ruse.


With concern a likely factor, Sonic's on the scene almost immediately, and he's horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. Confused and worried, his mind races as he wonders what could have happened to inflict such agony upon them. And then his burning questions are answered as he spots the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time the "slowpoke" arrived. Sonic, ''not'' pleased that his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets a shoulder charge from Shadow in response, the strength of the blow causing him to fly through three trees and into the village wall. Shadow stands ominously over a stunned Sonic as he lies in the rubble, once again on the verge of finishing him off and settling the score once and for all. Part One ends on this dramatic turn of events (and an annoyed Knuckles bemoans the cliffhanger ending, as is tradition by now), and one thing's for sure: Sonic and company ain't walking away from ''this'' fight unscathed.

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With concern a likely factor, Sonic's on the scene almost immediately, and he's horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. Confused and worried, his mind races as he wonders what could have happened to inflict such agony upon them. And then his burning questions are answered as he spots the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time the "slowpoke" arrived. Sonic, ''not'' pleased that his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets a shoulder charge from Shadow in response, the strength of the blow causing him to fly through three trees and into the village wall. Part One ends with Shadow stands standing ominously over a stunned Sonic as he lies in the rubble, once again on the verge of finishing him off and settling the score once and for all. Part One ends on this dramatic turn of events all (and an annoyed Knuckles bemoans the cliffhanger ending, as is tradition by now), and one now). One thing's for sure: Sonic and company ain't walking away from ''this'' fight unscathed.


The episode begins with Sonic enjoying a Sunday afternoon joyride in the canyon in his Sonic Speedster vehicle when Tails arrives in his own vehicle with a hoverboarding Knuckles behind him; Sonic challenges him to a race, and he accepts, all the while not paying attention to Knuckles colliding into several rocks and getting increasingly dazed. However, Sonic must abruptly call off the race when Amy contacts him on his Communicator for something important... asking for eggs so she can complete a recipe. Sonic activates his pedal-powered boost and speeds toward Hedgehog Village, leaving Tails and a completely stunned Knuckles (who says he "can live with" Sonic ending the race prematurely) in his dust. However, on his way in, he splashes a grocery-buying Eggman with mud, annoying the doctor; apologizing for the accidental mud bath, Sonic allows him a chance at retribution by splashing ''him'' with mud, but Eggman's attempt only gets him ''more'' soaked. Furious, Eggman summons his robots to attack Sonic, but as per usual, the hedgehog wins again and Eggman only gets jeers from the villagers as a "reward". Considering himself the victim here, Eggman wonders what could have possibly brought this jeering about, and Sonic's quick to pin the blame on the supervillain's regular evil misdeeds; this gets Eggman thinking of a way to improve his image.

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The episode begins with Sonic enjoying a Sunday afternoon joyride in the canyon in his Sonic Speedster vehicle when Tails arrives in his own vehicle with a hoverboarding Knuckles behind him; Sonic challenges him to a race, and he accepts, all the while not paying attention to Knuckles colliding into several rocks and getting increasingly dazed. However, Sonic must abruptly call off the race when Amy contacts him on his Communicator for something important... asking for eggs so she can complete a recipe. Sonic activates his pedal-powered boost and speeds toward Hedgehog Village, leaving Tails and a completely stunned Knuckles (who says he "can live with" Sonic ending the race prematurely) in his dust. However, on his way in, he splashes a grocery-buying Eggman with mud, annoying the doctor; apologizing for the accidental mud bath, Sonic allows him a chance at retribution by splashing ''him'' with mud, but Eggman's attempt only gets him ''more'' soaked. Furious, Eggman summons his robots to attack Sonic, but as per usual, the hedgehog wins again the battle, and Eggman only gets jeers from the villagers as a "reward". Considering himself the victim here, Eggman wonders what could have possibly brought this jeering about, and Sonic's quick to pin the blame on the supervillain's regular evil misdeeds; this gets Eggman thinking of a way to improve his image.



After returning to his lair, Eggman watches the footage along with Orbot and Cubot, and needless to say, Eggman's dissatisfied with his clumsy stunts. Taking Orbot's subsequent suggestion (as his own, anyway) and deciding he needs someone with far better fighting skills than himself to serve as his motion capture stand-in, Eggman endeavors to find a foe of Sonic he knows that can ''really'' give him a challenge. He tracks the foe-- none other than Shadow the Hedgehog-- to the canyon and offers him a proposition; however, no doubt recalling that Eggman robbed him of the opportunity to finish off Sonic [[Recap/SonicBoomS1E52ItTakesAVillageToDefeatAHedgehog the last time they teamed up]] (to use the term loosely) due to an ill-timed "victory selfie", Shadow makes it clear that there's a 0% possibility of him ''ever'' working with the doctor again and bluntly tells him to get lost. Eggman, likely aware that Shadow would have no qualms against assaulting him if he persisted, has no other choice but to drop it and walk away, all the while grumbling to himself in irritation.

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After returning to his lair, Eggman watches the footage along with Orbot and Cubot, and needless to say, Eggman's dissatisfied with his clumsy stunts. Taking Orbot's subsequent suggestion (as his own, anyway) and deciding he needs someone with far better fighting skills than himself to serve as his motion capture stand-in, Eggman endeavors to find a foe of Sonic he knows that can ''really'' give him a challenge. He tracks the foe-- none other than Shadow the Hedgehog-- to the canyon and offers him a proposition; however, no doubt recalling undoubtedly due to the fact that Eggman robbed him of the opportunity to finish off Sonic [[Recap/SonicBoomS1E52ItTakesAVillageToDefeatAHedgehog the last time they teamed up]] (to use the term loosely) due to an ill-timed "victory selfie", Shadow makes it clear that there's a 0% possibility of him ''ever'' working with the doctor again and bluntly tells him to get lost. Eggman, likely aware that Shadow would have no qualms against assaulting him if he persisted, has no other choice but to drop it the attempt and walk away, all the while grumbling to himself in irritation.



In the Village Center, Knuckles is telling Tails a bartender joke when Shadow blindsides (sorry, ''pummels'') Knuckles into a wall, with Eggman and his Spy Bots returning to watch the action and capture it from multiple angles, respectively; Eggman commentates throughout on how well certain aspects of the fight will translate into his game. Shadow continues to attack the two Team Sonic members relentlessly, manipulating Knuckles into accidentally punching Tails out of the fight with a well-timed teleport and then beating the echidna to a pulp. Amy and Sticks arrive and attempt to fight him as well, but are also easily dispatched when Shadow snatches them from behind, lifts them into the air, and callously tosses them aside like yesterday's garbage to plummet to the ground; obviously, the landing is ''not'' soft, and it leaves Amy with barely enough strength to activate her Communicator and weakly call Sonic for aid before she collapses.

With concern a likely factor, Sonic's on the scene almost immediately, and he's horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. Confused and worried, his mind races as he wonders what could have happened to inflict such agony upon them. And then his burning questions are answered as he spots the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time the "slowpoke" arrived. Sonic, ''not'' pleased that his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets a shoulder charge from Shadow in response, the strength of the blow causing him to fly through three trees and into a wall. Shadow stands ominously over a stunned Sonic as he lies in the rubble, once again on the verge of finishing him off and settling the score once and for all. That's no good. Cue fade to black (and an annoyed Knuckles bemoaning the cliffhanger ending, as is tradition by now).

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In the Village Center, Knuckles is telling Tails a bartender joke when Shadow blindsides (sorry, ''pummels'') Knuckles into a wall, with Eggman and his Spy Bots returning to watch the action and capture it from multiple angles, respectively; Eggman commentates throughout on how well certain aspects of the fight will translate into his game. Shadow continues to attack the two Team Sonic members relentlessly, manipulating tricking Knuckles into accidentally punching Tails out of the fight with a well-timed teleport and then beating the echidna to a pulp.pulp as he realizes his error. Amy and Sticks arrive and attempt to fight him as well, but are also easily dispatched when Shadow snatches them from behind, lifts them into the air, and callously tosses them aside like yesterday's garbage to plummet to the ground; obviously, the landing is ''not'' soft, and it leaves Amy with barely enough strength to activate her Communicator and weakly call Sonic for aid before she collapses.

With concern a likely factor, Sonic's on the scene almost immediately, and he's horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. Confused and worried, his mind races as he wonders what could have happened to inflict such agony upon them. And then his burning questions are answered as he spots the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time the "slowpoke" arrived. Sonic, ''not'' pleased that his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets a shoulder charge from Shadow in response, the strength of the blow causing him to fly through three trees and into a the village wall. Shadow stands ominously over a stunned Sonic as he lies in the rubble, once again on the verge of finishing him off and settling the score once and for all. That's no good. Cue fade to black Part One ends on this dramatic turn of events (and an annoyed Knuckles bemoaning bemoans the cliffhanger ending, as is tradition by now).
now), and one thing's for sure: Sonic and company ain't walking away from ''this'' fight unscathed.


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[[caption-width-right:350:Obliterating everything that's not his friend. And since [[VirtueIsWeakness he doesn't]] ''[[VirtueIsWeakness do]]'' [[VirtueIsWeakness friendship]], God help us so... yep, we're all if someone sets him off.screwed.]]


In the Village Center, Knuckles is telling Tails a bartender joke when Shadow blindsides (sorry, ''pummels'') Knuckles into a wall, with Eggman and his Spy Bots returning to watch the action and capture it from multiple angles, respectively, with Eggman commentating throughout on how well certain aspects of the fight will translate into his game; Shadow continues to attack the two Team Sonic members relentlessly, manipulating Knuckles into accidentally punching Tails out of the fight with a well-timed teleport and then beating the echidna to a pulp. Amy and Sticks arrive and attempt to fight him as well, but are also easily dispatched when Shadow snatches them from behind, lifts them into the air, and callously tosses them aside like yesterday's garbage to plummet to the ground; obviously, the landing is ''not'' soft, and it leaves Amy with barely enough strength to activate her Communicator and weakly call Sonic for aid before she collapses.

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In the Village Center, Knuckles is telling Tails a bartender joke when Shadow blindsides (sorry, ''pummels'') Knuckles into a wall, with Eggman and his Spy Bots returning to watch the action and capture it from multiple angles, respectively, with respectively; Eggman commentating commentates throughout on how well certain aspects of the fight will translate into his game; game. Shadow continues to attack the two Team Sonic members relentlessly, manipulating Knuckles into accidentally punching Tails out of the fight with a well-timed teleport and then beating the echidna to a pulp. Amy and Sticks arrive and attempt to fight him as well, but are also easily dispatched when Shadow snatches them from behind, lifts them into the air, and callously tosses them aside like yesterday's garbage to plummet to the ground; obviously, the landing is ''not'' soft, and it leaves Amy with barely enough strength to activate her Communicator and weakly call Sonic for aid before she collapses.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After being tricked into thinking Sonic insulted him, Shadow ambushes Team Sonic out of vengeance and utterly '''''destroys''''' them in what is perhaps the most brutal display of violence they've ever received in the series. The worst part? In an unusual depiction of injuries for ''Boom'', Sonic's friends are shown having difficulty in getting back up after the beating with ''clear'' expressions of agonizing pain on their faces. Sonic fares significantly better, managing to fight Shadow on even ground for awhile at the beginning of [[Recap/SonicBoomS2E52EggmanTheVideoGamePart2TheEndOfTheWorld Part 2]], but he still gets roughed up a fair bit, and they're ''all'' still licking their wounds by the middle of that episode. Shadow does ''not'' play around.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After being tricked into thinking Sonic insulted him, Shadow ambushes Team Sonic out of vengeance and utterly '''''destroys''''' them in what is perhaps the most brutal vicious display of violence they've ever received in the series. The worst part? In What drives the point home is that, in an unusual depiction of injuries for ''Boom'', Sonic's friends are shown having difficulty in getting back up after the beating with ''clear'' expressions of agonizing pain on their faces. Even though Sonic fares significantly better, managing to fight Shadow on even ground for awhile at the beginning of [[Recap/SonicBoomS2E52EggmanTheVideoGamePart2TheEndOfTheWorld Part 2]], but he still gets roughed up a fair bit, and they're ''all'' still licking their wounds feeling the injuries by the middle of that episode.episode, long after the fight is over. Shadow does ''not'' play around.


* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After being tricked into thinking Sonic insulted him, Shadow ambushes Team Sonic out of vengeance and utterly '''''destroys''''' them in what is perhaps the most brutal display of violence they've ever received in the series. The worst part? In an unusual depiction of injuries for ''Boom'', Sonic's friends are shown having difficulty in getting back up after the beating with ''clear'' expressions of agonizing pain on their faces. Sonic fares significantly better, even fighting Shadow for awhile when [[Recap/SonicBoomS2E52EggmanTheVideoGamePart2TheEndOfTheWorld Part 2]] begins, but he still roughs him up a fair bit, and they're ''all'' still licking their wounds by the middle of that episode. Shadow does ''not'' play around.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Shadow delivers a ''brutal'' one to Tails before the big fight scene

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After being tricked into thinking Sonic insulted him, Shadow ambushes Team Sonic out of vengeance and utterly '''''destroys''''' them in what is perhaps the most brutal display of violence they've ever received in the series. The worst part? In an unusual depiction of injuries for ''Boom'', Sonic's friends are shown having difficulty in getting back up after the beating with ''clear'' expressions of agonizing pain on their faces. Sonic fares significantly better, even fighting managing to fight Shadow on even ground for awhile when at the beginning of [[Recap/SonicBoomS2E52EggmanTheVideoGamePart2TheEndOfTheWorld Part 2]] begins, 2]], but he still roughs him gets roughed up a fair bit, and they're ''all'' still licking their wounds by the middle of that episode. Shadow does ''not'' play around.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Shadow delivers a ''brutal'' one to Tails before the big fight scenescene.



** When Eggman tries to advertise his new ''Stache Smash'' video game, he asks Tails, Knuckles, and Mark what the newest, coolest video game is. Tails and Knuckles respectively guess ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Plumber Bros.]]'' and ''[[Franchise/MortalKombat Mortal Bloodsport]] [[SequelSnark VII]]''.

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** When Eggman tries to advertise his new ''Stache '''Stache Smash'' video game, he asks Tails, Knuckles, and Mark what the newest, coolest video game is. Tails and Knuckles respectively guess ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Plumber Bros.]]'' and ''[[Franchise/MortalKombat Mortal Bloodsport]] [[SequelSnark VII]]''.


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* RoadsideWave: Eggman gets splashed with mud when Sonic drives over a puddle. Sonic apologizes and even allows Eggman to do the same to him, so Eggman jumps in the puddle, which doesn't splash Sonic at all.


He's quickly inspired when he comes across a crowd of villagers buying a just-released Tommy Thunder video game that's flying off store shelves. After developing his own game, known as '''Stache Smash'', he attempts to get people to buy it, to no avail; Tails and Knuckles come nearby and criticize the game for outdated features, saying motion-capture technology is all the rage in games nowadays and that it improves a game's quality. Further inspired by this, Eggman decides to make an enhanced version of the game called ''Super 'Stache Smash''; he later attacks Hedgehog Village with his robot hordes, Spy Bots in the wings to record Team Sonic in battle so he can recreate their abilities accurately in the video game. After Team Sonic inevitably destroys the robots, Eggman has the Spy Bots record ''him'' as he exits the Eggmobile and performs his own stunts... which are, as you would imagine for a man of his athleticism (or lack thereof), completely horrible. Team Sonic watches this, with Sticks wondering if they should attack or if his moves are embarrassing enough; Sonic puts aside the fact that he'd feel bad Spin Attacking Eggman over the horizon and, well, Spin Attacks him over the horizon.

At his lair, Eggman, along with Orbot and Cubot, watches the footage, and needless to say, Eggman's dissatisfied with his clumsy stunts. Taking Orbot's subsequent suggestion (as his own, anyway) and deciding he needs someone with far better fighting skills than himself to serve as his motion capture stand-in, Eggman endeavors to find a foe of Sonic he knows that can ''really'' give him a challenge. He tracks the foe-- none other than Shadow the Hedgehog-- to the canyon and offers him a proposition; however, no doubt remembering that Eggman robbed him of the opportunity to finish off Sonic [[Recap/SonicBoomS1E52ItTakesAVillageToDefeatAHedgehog the last time they teamed up]] (to use the term loosely) due to an ill-timed "victory selfie", Shadow makes it clear that there's zero possibility of him and the doctor ''ever'' working together again and bluntly tells him to get lost. Eggman has no other choice but to comply, all the while grumbling to himself in irritation.

With the direct approach having failed miserably, Eggman quickly formulates a plan B: resort to more underhanded means to get Shadow to fight Sonic. Therefore, he goes to Sonic's Shack and interviews Sonic about Shadow, hoping to goad him into insulting his rival. Instead, Sonic simply makes neutral remarks about Shadow and gradually gets more suspicious about Eggman's motives in asking him these questions, prompting him to leave abruptly. Forced to work with what he's got, Eggman later goes to a cave Shadow apparently lives in (much to his annoyance) and shows him a video of the interview, which has been edited to make it sound like Sonic's trash-talking him; despite the poor quality of the editing, Shadow takes the bait and is far from happy (though, to be honest, he ''never'' is), vowing to exact vengeance on Sonic and his friends.

In the Village Center, Knuckles is telling Tails a bartender joke when Shadow blindsides (sorry, ''pummels'') Knuckles into a wall, with Eggman and his Spy Bots returning to watch and capture the action from multiple angles, respectively; Shadow continues to attack the two Team Sonic members relentlessly, manipulating Knuckles into accidentally punching Tails out of the fight with a well-timed teleport and then beating the echidna to a pulp. Amy and Sticks arrive and attempt to fight him as well, but are also easily dispatched when Shadow snatches them from behind, lifts them into the air, and callously tosses them aside like yesterday's garbage to plummet to the ground; the hard landing leaves Amy with barely enough strength to activate her Communicator and weakly call Sonic for aid before she collapses. Sonic's on the scene almost immediately and is horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. And then he sees the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time he arrived. Sonic, ''not'' happy his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets knocked through three trees and into a wall for his trouble. As Sonic lies there in the rubble, Shadow stands over him, once again on the verge of settling their rivalry once and for all with a final blow. That's no good. Cue fade to black (and an annoyed Knuckles once again bemoaning the cliffhanger ending).

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He's quickly inspired when he comes across a crowd of villagers buying a just-released Tommy Thunder video game that's flying off store shelves. After developing game, and it is massive-- Mark the Tapir can hardly keep the crowd back, and then fails entirely when Tommy himself says stock is limited, getting trampled upon. And so Eggman gets to work on his own video game, known as which he titles '''Stache Smash'', Smash''. Upon the game's completion, he puts it on sale and attempts to get people the villagers to buy it, to no avail; but everyone passes him by, disinterested; Tails and Knuckles come nearby nearby, and Eggman tells them about the newest, coolest game on store shelves, but of course, they (and an injured Mark, who somehow managed to make it to the job) mention different games entirely. Upon Eggman's explanation of what his game is and how it plays, Tails and Knuckles criticize the game for lack of features and outdated features, aspects, saying motion-capture technology is all the rage in games nowadays and that it improves a game's quality. quality.

Further inspired by this, this advice, Eggman decides to make an enhanced version of the game with motion-capturing called ''Super 'Stache Smash''; he later attacks Hedgehog Village with his robot hordes, Spy Bots in the wings to record Team Sonic in battle so he can recreate their abilities accurately in the video game. After a short while, Team Sonic inevitably destroys dismantles the robots, and Eggman has tells the Spy Bots to record ''him'' as he exits the Eggmobile and performs his own stunts... which are, as you would imagine for a man of his athleticism (or lack thereof), completely horrible. Team Sonic watches this, with Sticks wondering if they should attack retaliate against him or if his moves are embarrassing enough; Sonic puts aside the fact that he'd feel bad Spin Attacking Eggman over the horizon and, well, Spin Attacks him over the horizon.

At After returning to his lair, Eggman, Eggman watches the footage along with Orbot and Cubot, watches the footage, and needless to say, Eggman's dissatisfied with his clumsy stunts. Taking Orbot's subsequent suggestion (as his own, anyway) and deciding he needs someone with far better fighting skills than himself to serve as his motion capture stand-in, Eggman endeavors to find a foe of Sonic he knows that can ''really'' give him a challenge. He tracks the foe-- none other than Shadow the Hedgehog-- to the canyon and offers him a proposition; however, no doubt remembering recalling that Eggman robbed him of the opportunity to finish off Sonic [[Recap/SonicBoomS1E52ItTakesAVillageToDefeatAHedgehog the last time they teamed up]] (to use the term loosely) due to an ill-timed "victory selfie", Shadow makes it clear that there's zero a 0% possibility of him and the doctor ''ever'' working together with the doctor again and bluntly tells him to get lost. Eggman Eggman, likely aware that Shadow would have no qualms against assaulting him if he persisted, has no other choice but to comply, drop it and walk away, all the while grumbling to himself in irritation.

With the direct approach to recruit Shadow having failed miserably, Eggman quickly formulates a plan B: resort to more underhanded means to get Shadow to fight Sonic. Therefore, he goes to Sonic's Shack and interviews Sonic about Shadow, hoping to goad him into insulting his rival. Instead, Sonic simply makes neutral remarks about Shadow and gradually gets more suspicious about Eggman's motives in asking him these questions, prompting him Eggy to leave abruptly. Forced to work with what he's got, Eggman later goes to a cave Shadow apparently lives in (much to his annoyance) and shows him a video of the interview, which has been edited to make it sound like Sonic's trash-talking him; despite the poor quality of the editing, which makes it ''incredibly'' clear that it's been tampered with, Shadow somehow takes the bait and is far from happy that Sonic dared to insult him (though, to be honest, he he's ''never'' is), happy), vowing to exact vengeance on Sonic and his friends.

In the Village Center, Knuckles is telling Tails a bartender joke when Shadow blindsides (sorry, ''pummels'') Knuckles into a wall, with Eggman and his Spy Bots returning to watch the action and capture the action it from multiple angles, respectively; respectively, with Eggman commentating throughout on how well certain aspects of the fight will translate into his game; Shadow continues to attack the two Team Sonic members relentlessly, manipulating Knuckles into accidentally punching Tails out of the fight with a well-timed teleport and then beating the echidna to a pulp. Amy and Sticks arrive and attempt to fight him as well, but are also easily dispatched when Shadow snatches them from behind, lifts them into the air, and callously tosses them aside like yesterday's garbage to plummet to the ground; obviously, the hard landing is ''not'' soft, and it leaves Amy with barely enough strength to activate her Communicator and weakly call Sonic for aid before she collapses. collapses.

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Sonic's on the scene almost immediately immediately, and is he's horrified to find his friends in excruciating pain and struggling to get to their feet. Confused and worried, his mind races as he wonders what could have happened to inflict such agony upon them. And then his burning questions are answered as he sees spots the culprit: Shadow, floating to the ground and saying it's about time he the "slowpoke" arrived. Sonic, ''not'' happy pleased that his dark counterpart has curb-stomped his pals, asks what he's done, but only gets knocked a shoulder charge from Shadow in response, the strength of the blow causing him to fly through three trees and into a wall for his trouble. As wall. Shadow stands ominously over a stunned Sonic as he lies there in the rubble, Shadow stands over him, once again on the verge of finishing him off and settling their rivalry the score once and for all with a final blow.all. That's no good. Cue fade to black (and an annoyed Knuckles once again bemoaning the cliffhanger ending).
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* ManipulativeEditing: Eggman does this to an interview with Sonic he recorded in order to make it sound like he's trash-talking Shadow. When the edited footage is shown to Sonic's dark doppelganger, it's instantly clear the editing is horribly done, but funnily enough, Shadow, [[TheComicallySerious of all people]], ''still'' falls for the ruse.

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* ManipulativeEditing: Eggman does this to an interview with Sonic he recorded in order to make it sound like he's trash-talking Shadow. When the edited footage is shown to Sonic's dark doppelganger, it's instantly clear the editing is horribly done, painfully obvious that it's been manipulated, but funnily enough, Shadow, [[TheComicallySerious of all people]], ''still'' falls for the ruse.

Added DiffLines:

* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Shadow delivers a ''brutal'' one to Tails before the big fight scene
-->'''Tails''': Shadow? What are you doing here?
-->'''Shadow''': Fox hunting.


* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After being tricked into thinking Sonic insulted him, Shadow ambushes Team Sonic out of vengeance and utterly '''''destroys''''' them in what is perhaps the most brutal display of violence they've ever received in the series. The worst part? In an unusual depiction of injuries for ''Boom'', Sonic's friends are shown having difficulty in getting back up after the beating with ''clear'' expressions of agonizing pain on their faces. Sonic fares significantly better, even fighting Shadow for awhile when [[Recap/SonicBoomS2E52EggmanTheVideoGamePart2TheEndOfTheWorld Part 2]] begins, but he still roughs him up a fair bit, and they're ''all'' still licking their wounds by the middle of that episode. Shadow does ''not'' play around.

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: After being tricked into thinking Sonic insulted him, Shadow ambushes Team Sonic out of vengeance and utterly '''''destroys''''' them in what is perhaps the most brutal display of violence they've ever received in the series. The worst part? In an unusual depiction of injuries for ''Boom'', Sonic's friends are shown having difficulty in getting back up after the beating with ''clear'' expressions of agonizing pain on their faces. Sonic fares significantly better, even fighting Shadow for awhile when [[Recap/SonicBoomS2E52EggmanTheVideoGamePart2TheEndOfTheWorld Part 2]] begins, but he still roughs him up a fair bit, and they're ''all'' still licking their wounds by the middle of that episode. Shadow does ''not'' play around.around.
* ShoutOut:
** When Tommy Thunder's new video game comes out, Wild Cat says, "[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Shut up and]] [[MemeticMutation take my money!]]".
** When Eggman tries to advertise his new ''Stache Smash'' video game, he asks Tails, Knuckles, and Mark what the newest, coolest video game is. Tails and Knuckles respectively guess ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Super Plumber Bros.]]'' and ''[[Franchise/MortalKombat Mortal Bloodsport]] [[SequelSnark VII]]''.

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