>Absolutely nothing because nobody reads comic books anymore.
And yet IDW Sonic has still blown past any expectations IDW's had for it & is clearly doing pretty well in terms of sales.
>It wouldn't be retreading old ground because you could then show what happened to that Rookie after being surprisingly important in the war.
Not only would this be hard to pull off due to the Avatar not having a universal design & the entire appeal of the Avatar was that he couldn't have one, but they already made clear what happened with him. After Eggman was beaten, he went back to his normal life & didn't look back. At best, the only appropriate time to re-introduce the Avatar would've been during the Metal Virus arc because it affected the entire planet, but at that point, the only difference between re-using the Avatar & just sticking with Tangle/Whisper is that the latter was used in the comics first, which doesn't mean anything unless a concept introduced in something other than a Sonic game really bothers you for some weird reason.
>You'd fit in much better on whatever SJW shithole you crawled out of.
>Forces is a great example of how even things Sega is closely involved with can be ridiculously unfitting in the series.
There's nothing about Sonic Forces that's actually ill-fitting for a franchise that has consistently shown throughout its history that it can tell mediocre stories that attempts to have darker moments sprinkled in. There is no ground Sonic Forces treaded that the franchise hasn't already treaded before & if anything, it sticking too close to familiar territory is part of its problems.
>And even after that, the main characters were still the Freedom Fighters
Post-reboot, the only Freedom Fighter that was even close to really being as prominent as the game characters was Sally & even then, she never had a story where she was the central character, often sharing time with Nicole or Sonic or some other character. The Freedom Fighter arc would've been the first time since the Countdown to Chaos issues that they were all actually on the same level of importance as the Sonic characters & those issues were cancelled along with the whole comic, because of Archie's incompetence. And as for "kids who pick up the comic," they're not that stupid that they need to be spoonfed every bit of info about why Sally mattered to the Sonic comics. If they enjoyed what they did in the comic, they were gonna like them, regardless of their lack of knowledge about Sonic SatAM's existence.
>The only reason the movie did well was because they showed one tiny ounce of respect for the source material when they backpedaled on the horrible redesign,
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