Advice for Dr. Robotnik

Recently I've been doing a lot of retrospective on the life and times of sonic the hedgehog for some strange and odd reason. I went through a few LP's, from sonic 1- sonic adventure 100%...yeah I know lots o' sonic. While I was learning and watching these things many questions arose for not only the sonic characters, like why on EARTH would sonic team or sega for that matter waste time creating levels where you fish...in a SONIC game, where you use a SLOW character that is a cat...named BIG. What justification is there for such an egregious error. I mean seriously the guy's story in sonic adventure *SPOILERS* was to find his froggy(which you happen to fish up 4 times before you ACTUALLY catch him)...who swallowed his "lucky charm" which was a chaos emerald. Then Robotnik needs the frog's tail to complete chaos....WHO CREATED THIS STORY? seriously!!! I wont even begin on the topic of the voice acting I will be typing for days about what they did wrong, that is for another blog when I have time to complain a bit more and "SPOIL" some more of this precious sonic adventure lore (anyone want to help me create some awesome sonic fan fiction?) . 
 
Anyways one of the big things that has struck me over the whole of sonic and Robotnik's relationship is how clumsy Robotnik is in all of his plans. I entirely understand the dynamic of the hilarious villain, I watched my fair share of Elmer Fudd, as well as my love for Dr. Nefarious. My issue with Robotnik is his sheer lack of motivation, for instance why on earth would he use animals to power robots? what is the logical human idea that comes to the point of using helpless chickens to fight off the forces of good? Also what is the point of him using the chaos emeralds? It seems as if he doesn't know what to do with them when he gets them he just wants them because sonic wants them, is that a good enough reason to have them Robotnik? Another thing in sonic 1 why is sonic even fighting robotnik? there is ABSOLUTELY no reason for it and Robotnik isn't even going after the chaos emeralds in sonic1 or 2 so why does he get this fascination with these crystals later? 
 
I understand that these questions will never be answered and subsequently I'm angered/frustrated with the sonic series for being lazily put together after 2 and too long in 3 and knuckles but does anyone have any further advice or questions for the Eggma- I mean Robotnik?

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Posted by ThaMilkMan

Recently I've been doing a lot of retrospective on the life and times of sonic the hedgehog for some strange and odd reason. I went through a few LP's, from sonic 1- sonic adventure 100%...yeah I know lots o' sonic. While I was learning and watching these things many questions arose for not only the sonic characters, like why on EARTH would sonic team or sega for that matter waste time creating levels where you fish...in a SONIC game, where you use a SLOW character that is a cat...named BIG. What justification is there for such an egregious error. I mean seriously the guy's story in sonic adventure *SPOILERS* was to find his froggy(which you happen to fish up 4 times before you ACTUALLY catch him)...who swallowed his "lucky charm" which was a chaos emerald. Then Robotnik needs the frog's tail to complete chaos....WHO CREATED THIS STORY? seriously!!! I wont even begin on the topic of the voice acting I will be typing for days about what they did wrong, that is for another blog when I have time to complain a bit more and "SPOIL" some more of this precious sonic adventure lore (anyone want to help me create some awesome sonic fan fiction?) . 
 
Anyways one of the big things that has struck me over the whole of sonic and Robotnik's relationship is how clumsy Robotnik is in all of his plans. I entirely understand the dynamic of the hilarious villain, I watched my fair share of Elmer Fudd, as well as my love for Dr. Nefarious. My issue with Robotnik is his sheer lack of motivation, for instance why on earth would he use animals to power robots? what is the logical human idea that comes to the point of using helpless chickens to fight off the forces of good? Also what is the point of him using the chaos emeralds? It seems as if he doesn't know what to do with them when he gets them he just wants them because sonic wants them, is that a good enough reason to have them Robotnik? Another thing in sonic 1 why is sonic even fighting robotnik? there is ABSOLUTELY no reason for it and Robotnik isn't even going after the chaos emeralds in sonic1 or 2 so why does he get this fascination with these crystals later? 
 
I understand that these questions will never be answered and subsequently I'm angered/frustrated with the sonic series for being lazily put together after 2 and too long in 3 and knuckles but does anyone have any further advice or questions for the Eggma- I mean Robotnik?

Posted by valrog

There is no logic. Just like Team Fortress 2. It's what makes everything so interesting/fun.

Posted by MysteriousBob

There are a hell of a lot of problems with the recent Sonic games. Having a cohesive logical plot is the least of them. 
 
Nice to see someone using his proper name at least. If you want a good plot and well developed interesting characters then you should read Sonic the Comic which is certainly not to be mistaken for the inferior American Sonic the Hedgehog comic.

Posted by Gamer_152

I think you're trying to extract too much plausibility from a series of games about a super-speedy talking blue hedgehog.

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Posted by ThaMilkMan
@Gamer_152 said:
" I think you're trying to extract too much plausibility from a series of games about a super-speedy talking blue hedgehog. "
Well this isn't a serious topic just having fun with an idea c'mon peoples lol
Posted by Gamer_152
@ThaMilkMan said:
" @Gamer_152 said:
" I think you're trying to extract too much plausibility from a series of games about a super-speedy talking blue hedgehog. "
Well this isn't a serious topic just having fun with an idea c'mon peoples lol "
Sometimes it's hard to know on the internet, it's amazing what some people will complain about.
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Posted by Horsepuckishness

It is to my understanding That Robotnik isnt very well off.
 
I mean he isnt exactly rolling in dough here. He uses the animals to power his shit because its cheap (slave) labor. also in sonic's new adventure the best he could do was add a few things to his old vehicles. Maybe he should try to sell drugs or something.

Posted by ThaMilkMan
@Horsepuckishness said:
" It is to my understanding That Robotnik isnt very well off.  I mean he isnt exactly rolling in dough here. He uses the animals to power his shit because its cheap (slave) labor. also in sonic's new adventure the best he could do was add a few things to his old vehicles. Maybe he should try to sell drugs or something. "
I never looked at it that way...man If only I could harness the power of ostrich's and whatnot...I'd be all about making that dough Robotnik needs to get his business plan together!