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Nothing I do makes you disappear
Sep 4th 2019 at 2:57:58 PM

I still prefer Eggman as his name, it's not that weird compared to what his enemies call themselves, it's a fun name.

"I somehow get by"
Sep 4th 2019 at 3:00:54 PM

Thank you for answering my question, guys and gals!

My opinion is: While I don't really mind being called Dr. Robotnik or Dr. Eggman, I am more familiar with the latter name. What?

What's up, Doc?
Sep 4th 2019 at 3:55:27 PM

[up] (3) Hmh.

[up]Yeah most who didn't play the Genesis-era, or grow up watching SATAM or reading the comics probably are. Eggman wasn't used until Sonic Adventure 2.

Which ironically is when they actually gave him a backstory and a family with the "robotnik" surname.

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RJ-19-CLOVIS-93 from New Zealand
Sep 4th 2019 at 6:52:22 PM

The Ivo part was a nice nod to the original Japanese nickname, given it's Ovi or "egg" backwards. Maybe that's why the Sonic Satam Robotnik was named Julian Robotnik-being Darker and Edgier, he doesn't have anything to do with egg in his name.

If Infinite ever shows up again, I'm hoping that he shows up in Sonic Mania 2 as a book-end to how the Phantom Ruby originally comes from the Classic dimension. Personally hoping we get a Stable Time Loop scenario where Infinite somehow causes the original Phantom Ruby to exist in the Classic dimension, which teleports to the Modern Dimension to be the model for Infinite's ruby in the first place. It all comes together in an Infinite loop

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Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:05:24 PM

Julienned eggs are a thing.

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:13:28 PM

Back in the day, when a character had a different name in Japan than in the English speaking world, it usually led to a bunch of initial confusion, but then you'd usually see both names get used. Like, She was called Peach in Japan and Princess Toadstool in English, but now her name is Peach Toadstool. Bowser was called Koopa in Japan, now his full name is Bowser Koopa. And in this case, he was called Ivo Robotnnik in English, but Eggman in Japan. Now, his birth name is Ivo Robotnik, even in the Japanese stuff, but he does usually go by Eggman.

randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:16:22 PM

Toadstool being her last name was only a Mario 64 thing.

If they use it at all, it would be Princess of Toadstools.

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the Quantum Mechanic
Sep 4th 2019 at 7:26:22 PM

the Mario series in general has a lot of exclusively American lore Nintendo's happy to forget doesn't exist. Aside from the big name changes that stick, like bowser.

"Less With The Sweet and Awesome, More With the Stabby-Hurty."
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:29:57 PM

According to this Mario being from Brooklyn was canon in Japan too, all the way up to Mario 64.

randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:33:51 PM

Of course it was, you couldn't exactly think they weren't from there in the DK and Mario Bros. where the designs were even more Italian.

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firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:34:17 PM

[up]

So, the Brooklyn backstory was canon on both sides. [tup]

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:52:10 PM

Didn't Yoshi's Island come out, like, the year before though?

"The difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy, paraphrasing Mark Twain.
Sep 4th 2019 at 11:55:57 PM

Yeah. I figured they were born in the Mushroom Kingdom but had to be raised outside it cause Bowser and Kamek just wouldn't give up.

Back on Sonic, I prefer Ivo Robotnik as his given name and Eggman as a nickname.

Sep 5th 2019 at 1:02:01 AM

Did I just say something wrong when I said that I'm more familiar with Ivo Robotnik being called Dr. Eggman?

What's up, Doc?
randomness4 S.M. from The Land of Inconvenience
S.M.
Sep 5th 2019 at 1:03:55 AM

It's only weird because you think it's weird.

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Zeromaeus Mighty No. 51345 from Neo Arcadia
Mighty No. 51345
Sep 5th 2019 at 1:33:55 AM

That should be closer to the norm than not by now. Hes been Eggman for longer at this point. Heck. Anyone that started at the Gamecube or beyond would only really know him as Eggman.

Mega Man fanatic extraordinaire
Sep 5th 2019 at 2:50:14 AM

I grew up on Sonic in the 90s and the cartoons, so I'm more familiar with Robotnik too. It's neat how localizations can shape your perception of a series!

Sep 5th 2019 at 3:58:58 AM

I think I did a mistake by saying that I'm more familiar with Dr. Ivo Robotnik being called Dr. Eggman... I'm more familiar with the modern depiction (but nonethless I did play the classic game quite a bit).

What's up, Doc?
Pichu-kun ...
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Sep 5th 2019 at 4:46:54 AM

I always hated Sonic's "Ro-butt-nik" insult from other media. I'd take "Eggman" over that any day.

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Sep 5th 2019 at 4:54:02 AM

[up] Meh, I personally liked the "Ro-butt-nik" insult.

Sep 5th 2019 at 6:40:11 AM

They're both insults you'd expect a punk to say.

Edited by Soble on Sep 5th 2019 at 6:41:19 AM

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i can't be bothered to make any new avatars
Sep 5th 2019 at 7:20:33 AM

...a G-rated punk, but a punk nonetheless.

AceOfScarabs I am now a shiny stone~ from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
Sep 5th 2019 at 8:41:19 AM

I always figured Robotnik used his alias of Eggman to distance his supervillain identity from his legitimate businesses like Meteotech (makes security robots just like those "stolen" E-series bots used in the Retgone invasion of Soleanna) and his amusement park operating group (separate from his Eggmanland stuff).

It lends a dimension of "rushed invasion" to the erased timeline, where he had a very narrow window of opportunity to enact a plan to rob Soleanna of Iblis's flames, and sacrificed an entire shipment of Meteotech robots to be "stolen" by his Eggman identity and be converted into proper E-Series robots with minimal modification.

Edited by AceOfScarabs on Sep 5th 2019 at 11:46:22 PM

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Pichu-kun ...
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Sep 5th 2019 at 4:05:31 PM

A retrospective of animated Sonic ads. It's a shame that few have come out within the last ten years. The Progressive ad was done so well.

AceOfScarabs I am now a shiny stone~ from Singapore Relationship Status: Drift compatible
I am now a shiny stone~
Sep 5th 2019 at 4:32:21 PM The three finest things in life are to splat your enemies, drive them from their turf, and hear their lamentations as their rank falls!

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