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Stamp: The Sonic Cast by sonicinterface Stamp: The Sonic Cast by sonicinterface
An animated stamp reflecting my feelings about the Sonic cast. I'm sick of people whining about how there are too many characters. You see a lot of other series get away with handfuls of characters, so what's the big deal with Sonic?

All the sprites are from Sonic Battle.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
I really don't mind. I only wish these characters had bigger roles in recent games.
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
True.  Most of them have practically ceased to exist.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Yeah... Big, Omega, the Chaotix... Even Tails, Amy Or Knuckles are nothing but side characters.
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:iconjaredrenoir:
JaredRenoir Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
*coughcoughsonicrunnerscoughcough*
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
That's just a single exception.
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:icondragonstar2197:
DragonStar2197 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the large cast of characters, a lot of them are really cool, even if they only appear in one game (one comes to mind is Sonic the Fighters, with Bean and Bark. I wish they had kept Honey.)
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
True enough.
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:icondragonstar2197:
DragonStar2197 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup.
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:icontotallydeviantlisa:
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They never seem to care when Mario has a lot of characters...
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Yes, well, those games tend to be less story-heavy, I think.
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:icontotallydeviantlisa:
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*nods*
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:iconteam-lava:
Team-Lava Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not the fact that there's too many characters, it's just SEGA doesn't know how to use them. They shit new characters like a rabbit, but then they never use them again. Hell, the reoccurring cast are just worthless filler that cheer on Sonic while he does all the work. They could apply most of the forgotten characters if they tried.
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:iconremradioheadfan96:
REMRadioheadfan96 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree. I hate how the characters are now generally used as typical cheerleaders. If the games had better writing, I'll bet that the characters would be shown in a much better light. (also, IMO, I would bring back Mighty, Ray, Honey and Tiara since they had potential)
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:iconteam-lava:
Team-Lava Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They'd have to re-write Tiara in somehow because she's from a game that never existed. I honestly don't want these old characters to come back in Sonics current state. I don't want them to get ruined too.
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:iconremradioheadfan96:
REMRadioheadfan96 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I see what you mean.
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
How many of the games have you actually played?
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:iconteam-lava:
Team-Lava Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of them. What's your point?
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
...Never mind.
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:iconteam-lava:
Team-Lava Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you trying to tell me SEGA uses their characters right?
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Maybe not all of them, but I wouldn't shut them out completely.
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:iconteam-lava:
Team-Lava Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They really don't. When was the last time the supporting cast had any significance aside from being Sonic's cheerleaders? When was the last time Mighty, Heavy, Bomb, Ray, Fang, Bean, Bark, Metal Knuckles, or Tails Doll appeared? When was the last time there was a playable character aside from Sonic?
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
What, SEGA's not allowed to have one-time-only characters?  Not everyone has to appear in every game.
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MechaKnucklesA3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more with this.
Nobody seems to complain about Mario or Street Fighter having a huge cast of characters. So what's their excuse for picking on Sonic for this?
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I think it's because the others have less personality, or something like that.
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:iconmechaknucklesa3:
MechaKnucklesA3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I think they have quite a variety of different personalities, which is the reason why I like the cast... But, eh. Complaining is one of the (at times) undesirable parts of human nature, at the end of the day. :shrug:
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
You can't please everyone.
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:iconmechaknucklesa3:
MechaKnucklesA3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True.
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:iconsonicwarriors7:
sonicwarriors7 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
To my view, I think that new characters equals more inspiration. We ge introduced to new species so others can design there own characters.
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Perhaps.

Of course, the more characters there are, the more visible the "rules" are.
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:iconaerohybrid:
AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I do like all of the Sonic cast except for Shadow in my opinion. I mean his character was great in SA2 until they bring him back from the dead in Sonic Heroes which ruined his death. But I just wish we can get more character development on Amy Rose, Tails etc. rather than Shadow -smh
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SurgeMaster18 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Digital Artist
I don't hate Shadow, but my god the way the fanbase treats him and because of his overrated popularity he overshadows every character leaving little to no room for them at all. 
Weather the fans like it or not, Shadow is partly to blame for the bad sides of the franchise and lack of character development. I mean look at Knuckles in adventure 1 and before compared to how he is now, since Shadow's in the picture Knuckles is reduced to a idiot punching bag who's pointless.

And I hate how the fanbase always replaces Amy or Tails or even all the classic characters in favor him. Shadow is not a main character yet he overshadows the originals. I mean the way this fanbase treat Shadow and how they do makes me not want to be a fan of him honestly. I mean it's bad enough Shadow's fanbase fails to see how he has no personality at all besides be a typical dark version of main character cliche and having a one-dimensional one side dark personality. And people bitch at Amy for being pointless, yet Shadow only exist just to please the fans who want him back and to be there for fanservice.. And they claim that as serving a purpose?

Amy is only bad as of recently due to bad writing and writers lack of usage of the character. Amy's character has signs of being good with potential. Shadow is already done, and notice how any story that has Shadow in it is always the most flawed with story telling or out of place, yet the fans accept it... They blindly defend all Shadow's flaws and see him as perfect.

Like I stated "I'm a fan of Shadow to" But this fanbase makes it hard for me to like him. Especially since he's the most unoriginal of all of them.
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HispanicOrca Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
May I say something? 
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:iconselinasketches:
selinasketches Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, i agree. knuckles is my favorite sonic character and it kills me to see him being treated the way he is more..
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selinasketches Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
idk why i wrote more at the end of that, oops
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Alright.
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:iconaerohybrid:
AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
But what do you think of Shadow anyway?
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I never played his game.
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:iconaerohybrid:
AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I never liked the game btw but I'm talking about the character in general
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I don't consider myself familiar enough with him to form an opinion.
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:iconaerohybrid:
AeroHybrid Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I see but still in my opinion I despise him :D
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MKSfan14 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I believe the reason people make a big deal about the Sonic cast because the featured characters seemed "underdeveloped" and they take character development WAAAY too seriously, which I find very annoying (I know it important, but they act like it's the only thing that matter in anything).
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Perhaps.
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:iconmrm64:
mrm64 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved Sonic Adventure 2 simply because of the whole cast :)
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
The series did have its moments.
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:iconfanaticalpokeblack:
fanaticalpokeblack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Artist
Agree ^^
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
A lot of people do.
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:iconipwntehnoobs:
ipwntehnoobs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
world building, all that needs to be said.
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:iconsonicinterface:
sonicinterface Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I think a little more needs to be said than that.  I don't quite get what you mean by it.
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:iconipwntehnoobs:
ipwntehnoobs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
no game franchise can survive without the creation of interesting or new characters to inhabit the world that the story is set in. even if some characters are annoying or bland, they still interact with the world around them giving another layer of immersion.
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:iconmksfan14:
MKSfan14 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
May I make a suggestion?
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