Ok! Let's get this started. First off, there is this big debate on the redesigns of the SatAM cast; Bunnie, Nicole, Rotor, Antoine, and the most discussed, Sally.
NOW, people are complaining on the redesigns because they're either taking away certain features of a character or adding features. BUT, let's not forget this is coming after the Megaman crossover and Eggman AGAIN went and messed things up! So, let's say the redesigns are only the aftermath of the crossover. They might not even be permanent!
However, people are still flipping their lids wither it's Bunnie and the return of her cyborg parts, Nicole looking like Blaze, (no comment for Rotor), Antoine ditching his coat, and Sally being fully clothed.
Now, some are disliking Ant.'s redesign because he has formality and apparently the coat is his trademark and a lot dislike Sally's redesign because, let's just say her design looks a lot like one of Amy's outfits with shirt, pants, gloves, bangles and what not. It might also be because it resembles the deroboticized armor of Mecha Sally. The only reason I don't really like it is because Sally is one of the only female characters of the Sonic universe that broke through the sexist clothes barrier; instead of the vest given to her by her old teacher, Julayla, she now wears the vest given to her by Eggman; and the last time we saw Sally with a jean vest and boots, she:
1. Shead tears as she said goodbye to her friends and roboticized herself.
2. Became an unwilling, roboticized part of the Eggman Empire shortly before becoming weaponized.
Again, the redesigns are the aftermath of the crossover and MIGHT be temporary. So please, COOL IT!
I'm more worried about what will happen to the characters in Chaos Unleashed, such as Sally (because she doesn't appear on the comic covers until #256), Matilda, Antoine, and Shard (who has been out of commission after Sonic Universe 50 where he was almost destroyed by his "brother's" self destruction.) Ironically, the Metal Sonic was sent to kill Antoine who was in the hospital because a Metal Sonic, you guessed it, self destructed on him. So, if Antoine's bond to survive that, Shard might too. We'll just have to wait and see.
And speaking of Amy Rose, I'm hearing that she is being removed from SEGA (I know not Archie but whatever). Apparently, she was noted as inappropriate (due to her short dress? I don't know), angry attitude (okay she doesn't have that attitude 24/7), Amy wanting to marry Sonic (which Sonic does not accept and likes her as a friend) and jealousy towards other women (again, not 24/7 because one of her best friends is.... SALLY!). However, people don't notice the good side of Amy, which is she's a good fighter, protector, and friend. So, please, STOP HATING AMY BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT ANY BETTER THAN THOSE PEOPLE WHO HATE SALLY!
Finally, the echidnas! Where are they now? Apparently, they were banished to another place by Thrash the Tasmanian Devil via warp ring because they had a beef with the Tasmanian Devils a long time ago. Now, Sonic plans to rescue the Echnidas one day (much like Mecha Sally) but the question is, when will that one day come?
Some people think this is Ian's way of removing the Echnidas once and for all. However, if they were gonna be taken off, Sonic wouldn't have mentioned one day saving the race. However, (some people including NitroactiveStudios ) are not letting their guard down and have started petitions to save not only the echidnas but other characters who are rarely heard from. www.change.org/petitions/archi…
All of these events are happening because the future Sonic Issue 253 has been said to be "The biggest, most shocking event in Sonic comic history"
However, seeing as to how the characters are back and ready to fight evil, I'm willing to see where Ian Flynn takes the comic and what will become of everyone at the end of Chaos Unleashed.
In conclusion, bear with the redesigns; hope for Sally, Shard, and Antoine's recovery; lay off Amy Rose; and if you feel you should defend the rarely shown characters, DO IT.
If you made it this far I wanna thank you guys for bearing with me. So here, a cookie.