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** Keep in mind, the E-100 units in Sonic Adventure were essentially ''siblings.'' Gamma was forced to kill the only people he ever cared for -- with the exception of Amy and his creator Eggman (who he probably saw has his ''father'') -- for the greater good of saving the birdies from a FateWorseThanDeath.

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** Keep in mind, the E-100 units in Sonic Adventure were essentially ''siblings.'' Gamma was forced to kill the only people he ever cared for -- with the exception of Amy and his creator Eggman (who he probably saw has as his ''father'') -- for the greater good of saving the birdies from a FateWorseThanDeath.

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* The death of E-102 "Gamma" at the end of his story in ''Sonic Adventure.'' Gamma the bird is free, Gamma the robot however deactivated and exploded in a large fireball. Though what really makes it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9FaXg5NOk the music]].

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* The death of E-102 "Gamma" at the end of his story in ''Sonic Adventure.'' Gamma After the bird is free, Gamma the robot however deactivated and exploded in a large fireball. Though what really makes it is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-9FaXg5NOk the music]].


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*** Actually, Gamma is only aware of the birdie inside of him and another of his siblings when he defeats E-102 Beta [=MkII=] and frees that birdie. On top of that, Gamma has seen with Beta that Robotnik wouldn't [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness give higher orders to the failures among his machines]]. Instead, Gamma faced his siblings (E-103 Delta, E-104 Epsilon, and E-105 Zeta) in order to [[DefeatMeansFriendship rescue them]] from their being little more than EliteMooks to Robotnik. Yet the mission is to "Destroy" the corresponding member of the E-series and the victory cutscenes shows their [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath absolute death-by-explosion]]. This actually makes Gamma's play-through a larger tear-jerker because it depicts a childlike innocence concerning what death really is. And this innocence is only broken at the end when he is able to actually understand [[HeroicSacrifice the cost of doing the right thing]]. With bonus tear-jerker points if you [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation carry out the implication that his finally understanding what death is]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath means that he has decided to join the rest of his family which he was responsible for killing]].

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*** Actually, Gamma is only aware of the birdie inside of him and another of his siblings when he defeats E-102 E-101 Beta [=MkII=] and frees that birdie. On top of that, Gamma has seen with Beta that Robotnik wouldn't [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness give higher orders to the failures among his machines]]. Instead, Gamma faced his siblings (E-103 Delta, E-104 Epsilon, and E-105 Zeta) in order to [[DefeatMeansFriendship rescue them]] from their being little more than EliteMooks to Robotnik. Yet the mission is to "Destroy" the corresponding member of the E-series and the victory cutscenes shows their [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath absolute death-by-explosion]]. This actually makes Gamma's play-through a larger tear-jerker because it depicts a childlike innocence concerning what death really is. And this innocence is only broken at the end when he is able to actually understand [[HeroicSacrifice the cost of doing the right thing]]. With bonus tear-jerker points if you [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation carry out the implication that his finally understanding what death is]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath means that he has decided to join the rest of his family which he was responsible for killing]].


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* To a certain extent, Knuckles' predicament. He is forced to stay on Angel Island, guarding the Master Emerald. Bound by his duty to his species and to the gem itself, he is always tied to it, unable to stray too far. He will never be free like Sonic and Tails are.

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* To a certain extent, Knuckles' predicament. He is forced to stay on Angel Island, guarding the Master Emerald. Bound by his duty to his species and to the gem itself, he is always tied to it, unable to stray too far. He will never be free like Sonic and Tails are.


-->'''Amy:''' ''*sadly*'' I feel sorry for you. Eggman failed to give you feelings.

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-->'''Amy:''' ''*sadly*'' (''sadly'') I feel sorry for you. Eggman failed to give you feelings.



-->'''Tikal:''' He must be sealed in the Master Emerald now.
-->'''Sonic:''' How can that help? It won't change how he feels inside will it? His heart will still remain in turmoil, and his anger just won't vanish! He'll just be trapped forever.

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-->'''Tikal:''' Look! He's absorbed all the Emeralds' power. He must be sealed in the Master Emerald now.
Emerald, ''now!''
-->'''Sonic:''' How can that help? It won't change how he feels inside inside, will it? His heart will still remain in turmoil, and his anger just won't vanish! He'll ''He'll just be trapped forever.forever''.


*** Actually, Gamma is only aware of the birdie inside of him and another of his siblings when he defeats E-102 Beta MkII and frees that birdie. On top of that, Gamma has seen with Beta that Robotnik wouldn't [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness give higher orders to the failures among his machines]]. Instead, Gamma faced his siblings (E-103 Delta, E-104 Epsilon, and E-105 Zeta) in order to [[DefeatMeansFriendship rescue them]] from their being little more than EliteMooks to Robotnik. Yet the mission is to "Destroy" the corresponding member of the E-series and the victory cutscenes shows their [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath absolute death-by-explosion]]. This actually makes Gamma's play-through a larger tear-jerker because it depicts a childlike innocence concerning what death really is. And this innocence is only broken at the end when he is able to actually understand [[HeroicSacrifice the cost of doing the right thing]]. With bonus tear-jerker points if you [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation carry out the implication that his finally understanding what death is]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath means that he has decided to join the rest of his family which he was responsible for killing]].

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*** Actually, Gamma is only aware of the birdie inside of him and another of his siblings when he defeats E-102 Beta MkII [=MkII=] and frees that birdie. On top of that, Gamma has seen with Beta that Robotnik wouldn't [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness give higher orders to the failures among his machines]]. Instead, Gamma faced his siblings (E-103 Delta, E-104 Epsilon, and E-105 Zeta) in order to [[DefeatMeansFriendship rescue them]] from their being little more than EliteMooks to Robotnik. Yet the mission is to "Destroy" the corresponding member of the E-series and the victory cutscenes shows their [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath absolute death-by-explosion]]. This actually makes Gamma's play-through a larger tear-jerker because it depicts a childlike innocence concerning what death really is. And this innocence is only broken at the end when he is able to actually understand [[HeroicSacrifice the cost of doing the right thing]]. With bonus tear-jerker points if you [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation carry out the implication that his finally understanding what death is]] [[RedemptionEqualsDeath means that he has decided to join the rest of his family which he was responsible for killing]].

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** Big's status as TheScrappy can also be this; he's just a guy trying to get his frog back and the fans hate him for it. Someone give the poor kitty a hug...

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** Big's status as TheScrappy can also be this; he's just a guy trying to get his frog back and the fans hate him for it.[[ScrappyMechanic things]] that aren't even his fault. Someone give the poor kitty a hug...

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** Big's status as TheScrappy can also be this; he's just a guy trying to get his frog back and the fans hate him for it. Someone give the poor kitty a hug...


** As this [[http://sonicpositive.tumblr.com/post/148416573187/a-character-analysis-big-the-cat Tumblr post]] points out, there's a reason Big works so hard to get Froggy back: [[FridgeBrilliance because otherwise, Big would be all alone]]. He's not too familiar with the other characters yet; in fact, none of the other characters even refer to him by name throughout the game. Then, as Big tries to escape the Egg Carrier with Froggy, he comments that if [[NeverSayDie "something"]] were to happen, there would be no point in Big rescuing Froggy, because he can't think of anyone who would come save them. In other words, if Big (and Froggy) had somehow gotten hurt or killed on the Egg Carrier, ''nobody might have noticed.'' This of course becomes HeartwarmingInHindsight after Sonic instantly sticks up for him against Chaos Six, showing someone ''will'' go out of their way to care.

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** As this [[http://sonicpositive.tumblr.com/post/148416573187/a-character-analysis-big-the-cat Tumblr post]] points out, there's a reason Big works so hard to get Froggy back: [[FridgeBrilliance because otherwise, Big would be all alone]]. He's not too familiar with the other characters yet; in fact, none of the other characters even refer to him by name throughout the game. Then, as Big tries to escape the Egg Carrier with Froggy, he comments that if [[NeverSayDie "something"]] were to happen, there would be no point in Big rescuing Froggy, because he can't think of anyone who would come save them. In other words, if Big (and Froggy) had somehow gotten hurt or killed on the Egg Carrier, ''nobody might have noticed.'' This of course becomes HeartwarmingInHindsight after Sonic instantly sticks up for him against Chaos Six, showing someone ''will'' go out of their way to care.care.
* As [[{{Narm}} cheesy as it might seem]], Tails' theme, "Believe in Myself" is [[LyricalDissonance sadder than the upbeat music would suggest]]. It's basically about Tails becoming disillusioned with his role as Sonic's sidekick and his own limits while trying desperately to make a name for himself. Then there's the implications of the chorus, which sound troublingly like Tails wanting to reunite with a departed loved one.
--> I wanna fly high, so I can reach the highest of all of the heavens. Somebody will be waiting for me...


** As this [[http://sonicpositive.tumblr.com/post/148416573187/a-character-analysis-big-the-cat Tumblr post]] points out, there's a reason Big works so hard to get Froggy back: [[FridgeBrilliance because otherwise, Big would be all alone]]. He's not too familiar with the other characters yet; in fact, none of the other characters even refer to him by name throughout the game. Then, as Big tries to escape the Egg Carrier with Froggy, he comments that if [[NeverSayDie "something"]] were to happen, there would be no point in Big rescuing Froggy, because he can't think of anyone who would come save them. In other words, if Big (and Froggy) had somehow gotten hurt or killed on the Egg Carrier, ''nobody might have noticed.''

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** As this [[http://sonicpositive.tumblr.com/post/148416573187/a-character-analysis-big-the-cat Tumblr post]] points out, there's a reason Big works so hard to get Froggy back: [[FridgeBrilliance because otherwise, Big would be all alone]]. He's not too familiar with the other characters yet; in fact, none of the other characters even refer to him by name throughout the game. Then, as Big tries to escape the Egg Carrier with Froggy, he comments that if [[NeverSayDie "something"]] were to happen, there would be no point in Big rescuing Froggy, because he can't think of anyone who would come save them. In other words, if Big (and Froggy) had somehow gotten hurt or killed on the Egg Carrier, ''nobody might have noticed.'''' This of course becomes HeartwarmingInHindsight after Sonic instantly sticks up for him against Chaos Six, showing someone ''will'' go out of their way to care.


* In one of Big's recaps, he wonders to himself if Froggy keeps running away because he doesn't like him anymore.

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* In one of Big's recaps, he wonders to himself if Froggy keeps running away because he doesn't like him anymore.anymore.
** As this [[http://sonicpositive.tumblr.com/post/148416573187/a-character-analysis-big-the-cat Tumblr post]] points out, there's a reason Big works so hard to get Froggy back: [[FridgeBrilliance because otherwise, Big would be all alone]]. He's not too familiar with the other characters yet; in fact, none of the other characters even refer to him by name throughout the game. Then, as Big tries to escape the Egg Carrier with Froggy, he comments that if [[NeverSayDie "something"]] were to happen, there would be no point in Big rescuing Froggy, because he can't think of anyone who would come save them. In other words, if Big (and Froggy) had somehow gotten hurt or killed on the Egg Carrier, ''nobody might have noticed.''

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