You know, I think it’s kinda funny when people say that Archie Comics’ portrayal of Dr. Eggman is “too dark”, considering the sorts of things he’s done in the games all these years.
Such as when he burned down an entire jungle for no apparent reason:
Or when he burned an entire city to the ground with a giant demonic Metal Sonic:
(a hypothetical scenario, but my point still stands)
Then there was that time he planned to utterly demolish a definitely populated city with a god-like monster just so he could build a monument to himself in its place. (blowing up the city with a big missile was Plan B.)
Don’t forget that he blew up half of the f***ing moon simply as a demonstration of power!:
He also shot a big ol’ f***-off laser into the Earth with the intent of fracturing the planet to unleash a horrific eldritch-being!:
Sometime afterwards, he conquered an entire alien race to be used as a fuel source:
While we’re on the subject, let’s talk about “organic batteries”, something that has been in use by our good doctor since his very first appearance:
Sure, from the right distance it seems silly and fairly inoffensive for a cartoon villain, but Eggman is literally using living animals as batteries! That’s pretty damn creepy!
And need I remind you that this is the same guy who litters all of his bases with things like giant buzz saws and flamethrowers with the clear intent of horrifically maiming and killing anyone who trespasses!:
And that’s when he’s not being particularly imaginative!
And then there’s whatever the hell this is all about:
So you can understand my amusement when I hear someone say that something like this:
is “too dark” and “out of character”.
You see, it is entirely possible to have a character that is both affable on the surface while also having a warm gooey center of horrific insanity! He doesn’t need to be just one or the other at all times.
Well, that’s all I have to say about that. I’m not even sure this is a topic of discussion anymore (I’m not terribly active within the fanbase). But yeah. :p