How is Dr. Robotnik able to outrun Sonic the Hedgehog ?

#1 Posted by bartok (2574 posts) -

I recently picked up the Sonic the Hedgehog collection for the Gamecube at a yard sale and played through the first two games. To be honest I was surprised at how well they held up but one thing troubled me and that was towards the end of both games. Before you get to the last boss you chase Dr. Robotnik before he hops into his final killing device but you can never catch up to him meaning that Dr. Robotnik is faster then Sonic the Hedgehog.  This is like Gorilla Grodd being able to outrun the Flash or Stephen Hawking outrunning Usain Bolt it just hurts my brain.

#2 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -

I really don't have any idea.  And honestly, I don't have much to contribute to this conversation other than to say that your Gorilla Grodd reference gave me a hearty chuckle.

#3 Posted by T00MuchSteeze (163 posts) -

Been trying to figure it out for years 

#4 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

I've actually never played those levels before, but I'm guessing that Sonic has to run through all the loops and other obstacles, while Robotnik can just fly over everything, provided he actually uses one of his flying machine thingies, again, I've never played those levels so I don't know. 
Otherwise, well.... It's a game.

#5 Posted by bartok (2574 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" I really don't have any idea.  And honestly, I don't have much to contribute to this conversation other than to say that your Gorilla Grodd reference gave me a hearty chuckle. " 
Who doesn't love a homicidal talking ape with mind control powers ?
#6 Posted by Steve_C (1757 posts) -

The power of science! He's a doctor you know.

#7 Posted by Hailinel (25201 posts) -
@bartok said:
" @Hailinel said:
" I really don't have any idea.  And honestly, I don't have much to contribute to this conversation other than to say that your Gorilla Grodd reference gave me a hearty chuckle. " 
Who doesn't love a homicidal talking ape with mind control powers ? "
The Justice League of America.  Those Commies! :P
#8 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5359 posts) -
@MaFoLu said:
" I've actually never played those levels before, but I'm guessing that Sonic has to run through all the loops and other obstacles, while Robotnik can just fly over everything, provided he actually uses one of his flying machine thingies, again, I've never played those levels so I don't know. Otherwise, well.... It's a game. "
It's a small scene where all Sonic and Robotnik do is run to the right.
#9 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" @MaFoLu said:
" I've actually never played those levels before, but I'm guessing that Sonic has to run through all the loops and other obstacles, while Robotnik can just fly over everything, provided he actually uses one of his flying machine thingies, again, I've never played those levels so I don't know. Otherwise, well.... It's a game. "
It's a small scene where all Sonic and Robotnik do is run to the right. "
Oh, ok. 
Well, then all I have to say is, It's a game, no logic needed...
#10 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5288 posts) -
@Steve_C said:
" The power of science! He's a doctor you know. "
This dude got it right.
#11 Posted by bartok (2574 posts) -
@Steve_C said:
" The power of science! He's a doctor you know. "
So does this apply to all doctors or those whose doctorate is in the mad sciences ? 
#12 Posted by Ryax (4630 posts) -

you mean eggman?! lololololololololololololololol fuck that name

#13 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

Robotic legs, obviously.

#14 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5359 posts) -
@MaFoLu said:
" @SethPhotopoulos said:
" @MaFoLu said:
" I've actually never played those levels before, but I'm guessing that Sonic has to run through all the loops and other obstacles, while Robotnik can just fly over everything, provided he actually uses one of his flying machine thingies, again, I've never played those levels so I don't know. Otherwise, well.... It's a game. "
It's a small scene where all Sonic and Robotnik do is run to the right. "
Oh, ok. Well, then all I have to say is, It's a game, no logic needed... "
Especially back then where all you needed was troubled princess or captured animals for a story.
#15 Posted by RE_Player1 (7573 posts) -

I think you mean Dr. Eggman...

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#16 Posted by Steve_C (1757 posts) -
@bartok said:

" @Steve_C said:

" The power of science! He's a doctor you know. "
So does this apply to all doctors or those whose doctorate is in the mad sciences ?  "
Well, one can only speculate on how Dr. Robotnik obtained his PhD, but he's a certifiable genius with an IQ of 300. Clearly not all doctors can achieve that status.
#17 Posted by DeathBionics (17 posts) -

It must be one of them cartoon rules. When someone is really angry and chasing someone else they will never catch up to them.

#18 Posted by ZanzibarBreeze (3077 posts) -

Accept it, it's canon.

#19 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

Dude has some long legs...

#20 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Maybe he teleports from place to place.

#21 Posted by Finstern (643 posts) -

Hedgehogs are slow in reality, it its pretty common knowledge that Sonic the Hedgehog drops a lot of speed and acid which is why things look and act the way they do in game...

#22 Posted by supermike6 (3610 posts) -

The magic of television!

#23 Edited by bartok (2574 posts) -

We all know that if Dr. Robotnik was ever truly serious about killing Sonic he would simply have to leave a discarded McFlurry container near him. It is common knowledge that McFlurry containers are Kryptonite to hedgehogs.

#24 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
Especially back then where all you needed was troubled princess or captured animals for a story. "
Yes, those were the good old days...

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