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    Question The Video Game Sonic characters can't have parents and relatives? 🤔

    Hey guys. Based on what I've heard about the Archie Comics and SEGA lawsuit, I've found out that video game characters that cannot have any parents or relatives. If they can't have any parents or relatives, in the Sonic games, what does Eggman have a grandfather Gerald Robotnik and a cousin Maria? Why does Cream have a mom named Vanilla? And why does Knuckles have an ancestor Tikal along with her father and the echidnas? This is very confusing. 🤔❓❓

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    It's so that if SEGA decides on weather or not they DO have relatives, it doesn't cause even more retcons in the comic.
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    You're misunderstanding it. SEGA just doesn't want them to contradict the games. That's why they have mandates in the first place. If they do have relatives, SEGA wants to be the ones who created them. It's about brand consistency, not some irrational hatred of familial relationships. See, Sonic is their mascot, and nowadays they're very protective of how he's portrayed, because he's the face of their company.
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    Thank you Rapido Azule. I just got confused about the whole situation about parents and relatives. That's why I made this thread because I've been doing a lot of thinking about this.

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    Shame that, even though Uncle Chuck still appeared in the comic after the SGW but now they are saying he is not Sonic's actual uncle which is kind of sad really...

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    Eh, t'was to be expected considering that they went hard on that mandate around the #235 mark. Same with Snively not being related to Eggman.

    Plus, none of the parents or relatives in the games are main characters anyway, they're more bio filler for other characters than anything nowadays.
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    I just discovered a hole in the "no-relatives" mandate!!!

    http://forums.sega.com/showthread.ph...=1#post9580335

    Wendy Naugus (AKA "Wendy Witchcart") is Ixis Naugus' sister....

    but she's a GAMES CANON character!!!

    So why are they giving her Naugus as a brother??? Wasn't that technically "not allowed"?!

    I'm guessing since she's so extremely obscure, she gets a free pass on the whole "relatives" thing....

    ... in which case, since SEGA isn't using Mighty anymore, why not let him keep Tilly (Matilda) as his sister??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni the Mink View Post
    I just discovered a hole in the "no-relatives" mandate!!!

    http://forums.sega.com/showthread.ph...=1#post9580335

    Wendy Naugus (AKA "Wendy Witchcart") is Ixis Naugus' sister....

    but she's a GAMES CANON character!!!

    So why are they giving her Naugus as a brother??? Wasn't that technically "not allowed"?!

    I'm guessing since she's so extremely obscure, she gets a free pass on the whole "relatives" thing....

    ... in which case, since SEGA isn't using Mighty anymore, why not let him keep Tilly (Matilda) as his sister??
    They aren't using him, but they still own him and Tilly is not Sega or in the Satam original, so that's probably why she isn't used. Wait? Was Ixis in the original Satam?
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    I don't see a reason for them to include parents and relatives in the first place.

    Except Knuckles, since SA1 was practically about his story and past.
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