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  • Crazy Awesome: Sega Japan has several notable product and campaign like this. Including the famous Segata Sanshiro commercial for Sega Saturn, and a less notable Sega Dreamcast successor Hidekazu Yukawa.
  • Dork Age: The Mid-90s, with the disasters of the 32X and the Saturn.
  • Ear Worm: "Se-ga!"
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • With the notable (and ironic) exception of the Sega Saturn, their consoles found more success in the west. Especially in Europe.
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    • SEGA also has a huge fanbase in Brazil, one of the few countries where you can still get a retail Sega Genesis or Master System.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: All of Sega's mudslinging against Nintendo in the '90s, after Sega left the hardware business entirely. Its games are now available for the current systems made by it's former rival in the Console Wars.
  • The Law of Fan Jackassery: A good case study in this:
    • The flagship series, Sonic the Hedgehog, occupies the mainstream end of the fan jackassery scale, especially in the wake of fiascos such as the 4Kids voice actor change and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). However, because it's so large, the problem members are typically singled out and attacked on their own merits, while the others distance themselves from these fans. Ever since Sonic Team addressed its faults and made the resolve to give fans more of what they want, the fandom's reputation of jackassery has largely diminished; now, any snark is directed at the franchise itself rather than the fans.
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    • Meanwhile, Sega's other games - especially ones from the Sega Genesis era - occupy the other end of the scale. Because these games aren't given future plans by Sega outside of the occasional Compilation Re-release, the fans are typically those that have played the games when they were first released, and thus more mellow and mature.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • The famous "SEGA!" scream from Sega's Genesis-era commercials.
    • The infamous "Genesis Does what Nintendon't'' slogan from 1989, often seen in retrospect as the starting point of the 1991-1998 American console war between the Genesis and the Super NES. While initially carried on by Sega fanboys as an anti-Nintendo slogan, it has now taken on a somewhat ironic following, such as with the "Genesis Denesis what Nintendenesis" modification that's made the rounds online in the second half of The New '10s.
  • Never Live It Down:
  • Win Back the Crowd: While they can still release the occasional dud, they've regained a following after embracing the PC market much earlier than their competitors (with their PC ports being consistently high-quality, as well,) allowing mod support on their releases (which is rare for a Japanese company,) releasing well-received games such as Sonic Mania (which was even made by recruiting people from the fangame and music community) and the Yakuza series, and porting plenty of old titles to give them a second lease on life.

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