If I remember right, Sonic’s kind of a jerk in Black Knight. And not in the Han-Solo-scoundrel sort of way, but in a legitimate… like, “dude, too far" sort of way.
I think Sonic actually says that he wants to kill King Arthur at some point? And I don’t think it’s this “read between the lines” thing, I think Sonic comes right out and says it. Maybe he doesn’t use the k-word exactly, but it’s definitely not a “I’m going to destroy you!" kind of line.
Oh, right. Reading a wiki about it, I guess there’s a scene where Knuckles (as Gawain) implies he’s about to attempt suicide, too.
I also don’t like the bait-and-switch. Merlina’s reason is interesting (she seems to be aware that she’s just part of a storybook and doesn’t want the story to end), but… nothing about it feels like it has any impact. There was no sense of mystery, no setup, no nothing. It’s impossible to be interested in it when the story only has one cool idea and it waits until basically the last possible second to spring it on you.
Black Knight’s story is basically: