Monday, October 14, 2013
start time : 3:08 PM
Now I did another version of this earlier today, and what I'm about to say is something that as fans we need to start considering or at least doing.
Ever since the New York comic convention last year. And throughout all of 2013 so far, this fan base has been divided on the character redesigns. Some love them, some are okay with them, and others just flat out disdain them. Well I can understand that, but I believe we should focus more outside of the redesigns and/or at least talk about what potentially could happen as a result of this soft reboot.
With the redesigns, I can understand that the main problem with them, is not how they look, but how the personalities will portray them. I believe as a longtime fan, that the personalities of the characters will not change whatsoever, they might have a tweak here and there, but if Ian Flynn says that the characters will be who they are as we know them, then whether we want to believe him or not, we will just have to wait it out and for right now, take his word on it.
But as I mentioned above, we need to focus more on what could happen afterwards. For example, what kind of character development will we get from the freedom fighters, once they come in contact with Nicole. I mean one of the major things that fans are indeed worried about and understandably so, is Antoine and Bunnie's marriage. Will it still exist?, Or will be null and void? You see that is something that I am intrigued about. Because if Ian Flynn decides to make the marriage and act like it never happened, and possibly the relationship of Antoine and Bunnie as well, to me that would be the wrong thing to do. Because out of all the romantic couples and relationships in the comic's history, you don't take one that through all the trials and errors and all the ups and downs that several writers took them through for 127 issues and that alone was built up to the marriage in 174, and then add on the 60 issues that came afterwards, plus the four sonic universe issues that they were a part of, and you would be throwing away up to about 190 issues of story and character development. That is what Ian Flynn would be doing with the Antoine/Bunnie relationship and marriage, just throwing out almost 200 issues worth of character and story development.
And that's just one thing that could change as a result of this soft reboot. Another could be Fiona Fox. Now I get that storyline wise, she's in the anti-world, but who's to say she still won't be affected. Think about it, a majority of fans were upset that Ian Flynn turned her bad/antihero in 172, for as some put it no real reason. Well let's look at it this way, it appears that everything that's occurring in CTC, is taking place between 225 and 230, and perhaps even before that. And one must wonder, if perhaps Fiona might be softly rebooted back onto the side of good. That's another thing that I would be intrigued about.
And hey, what about factions? Who's to say that the sandblast freedom fighters and Baron Beauregard's dark Legion didn't switch sides. Who's to say that the sandblast freedom fighters are not now the sandblast egg Army and who's to say Baron Beauregard's dark egg Legion are not now freedom fighters.
You see it's stuff like that, that we should be discussing more then our love/hatred for the main cast redesigns.
And hey speaking of the main cast, whose to say that fan service will not be part of this soft reboot. Ian Flynn has proven that he can do just that, heck the comic as a whole throughout its history has proven that. Who's to say it won't happen more so in the soft reboot.
I mean, if you want a good example of what potential fan service on a romantic scale could be delivered to us courtesy of this soft reboot, how about Tails/Amy, hey with this soft reboot it could happen. I mean there are some, if not a majority of fans that want to see Tails have a girlfriend. And from what they've said about Ian Flynn, perhaps Tails might get hooked up with Amy. But on the other hand, there's three more choices, they are, Mina, and this is due to the future story arc, as well as possibly a rebooted and good Fiona Fox, or perhaps what has become the biggest fan supported relationship for our two tailed friend, none other then Nicole. Now I know some a you might raise your eyebrows about that, but apparently it's one of the most popular fan supported pairings in the Sonic fanbase. And if Ian Flynn wants to provide some fan service to the fans,, who knows he might make it happen due to this being a soft rebooted continuity.
Again it's stuff like this, that I believe we should focus more on, then just the character redesigns. Because whether we want to admit or not, it seems that these redesigns are here for the long haul. So I suggest as fans we focus more on the aftereffects of CTC more than the character redesigns.
Because when one thinks about it folks, if we keep complaining about the character redesigns, we lose focus on what's really important and that's the story and the continuity that goes with it. Besides let's remember one thing, nothing last forever. So we cannot say that these redesigns will be here until the comic is eventually canceled, because when I say long haul, I look at more of a year to two-year maybe three year run, before we get another redesign or continuity event that switches things back to the way they were or changes them more so.
So again, I ask as a fellow longtime Sonic fan, let's please try to focus on more of what could happen storyline/continuity wise, then what the redesigns of the characters will look like.
I have more to say in my alternate version, which I'm sure a lot of you know of and a lot of you know where to find it, and if you like take your time with it. But that's all I have to say on the matter right now.
God bless and take care.
Ending time : 3:42 PM