My idea for a redesign of Manic the Hedgehog to have him fit into the current style of the franchise! (Plus within my iteration of the Sonic Forces world but that explanation will come eventually)
I muted his previously bright (and clashing imo) color palette quite a bit to make him easier on the eyes (specifically my eyes cuz holy shit his colors hurt to look at) as well as ditching the frontal quills for the look of a messy mohawk. I borrowed the scarf idea from Sonic Boom and decided he should only have his pierced ear while he lost his other one due to an injury.
Read more about this design+my ideas for Manic under the cut!