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Does the Name "Eggman" Annoy Anybody Else?
Topic Started: Nov 12 2011, 06:14 AM (935 Views)
SonicSynthesis
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Why on earth did they call that instead of Robotnik?! It's such a stupid name!
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Doesn't seem as much of a debatable topic, but I do miss the name Robotnik. "Eggman" just doesn't seem very evil to me. Robotnik is the name of someone you'd expect to have killer robots ready to attack you, but Eggman just seems like a joke. It'd be better to keep Eggman as an insult Sonic and friends can throw at him once in a while.

Or he call himself Robotnik and Sonic co. call him Eggman as a run-on insult.
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Yeah i agree. In the comics he'd be called Robotnik, and while they used that name for him Sonic and co occasionally called him Egghead or something.
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Considering I joined the fandom after playing Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, I kinda got use to calling him Eggman more so then Robotnik anyway.
So yeah, doesn't really effect me at all.
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Robotnik. Yeah, I know, I'm 9, but Eggman?

You serious?

WHAT KIND OF NAME IS THAT?

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I don't really care. I call him Robotnik because I like it better, but Eggman is fitting as a nickname.



Besides, in Japan, he has ALWAYS been known as Eggman.
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I always called him Eggman, even in the Genesis games. I care way more about how he's been acting like a clown recently than his name. Before changing his name, it'd be way more important to make him stop acting like a crazy fat man destined to fail.
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I personally thought it was hilarious when I heard that his name was Eggman when Sonic Adventure came out.
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He was always called Eggman in Japan though. By Sonic Adventure 2 they settled the differences in translation so to speak by making Robotnik his surname, with Eggman being more of a nickname given by Sonic.
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I must be the only one that thinks Robotnik just doesn't fit.

I mean, We have a Hedgehog that runs at Sonic Speed.
A Fox with two Tails.
An Echidna that punches things with his bare Knuckles.
Why not a Man that looks like an Egg?
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Eggman is just a nickname as Robotnik is his real last name.

I know in Wing Fortress Zone you can see the words "EGGMAN" written on one of the fins? of the plane.

So yeah, they've always called him Dr. Eggman.

I think it's also easier to say.
The Angelic Vulpix
Nov 12 2011, 02:41 PM
Why not a Man that looks like an Egg?
He never really looked like an egg to me in the old games.
Even in his artwork up till Sonic R.
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He did pretty much look like an egg in the older games, y'just never saw many full-body sprites of him. Also, it's Japan, they have strange naming conventions for things like this. This was one of the rare cases where Japanese localization actually carried through into the west - which actually raises an interesting point... I'll have to see what's said in the games where they mention the difference between Eggman and Robotnik...
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Nov 12 2011, 03:06 PM
Eggman is just a nickname as Robotnik is his real last name.

I know in Wing Fortress Zone you can see the words "EGGMAN" written on one of the fins? of the plane.

So yeah, they've always called him Dr. Eggman.

I think it's also easier to say.
The Angelic Vulpix
Nov 12 2011, 02:41 PM
Why not a Man that looks like an Egg?
He never really looked like an egg to me in the old games.
Even in his artwork up till Sonic R.
Yeah he never looked like an Egg to me just a really fat person even with his full sprites. Plus he was always Eggman in Japan as you can see in the Sonic 2 level.

That said I like Robotnik better and I don't see why they can't just have it different here. I mean similar to how Resident Evil is RE in the West but in Japan it's Biohazard. However Eggman does fit his recent personality where he's not very cunning or evil genius like but a bumbling moron. I like his persona in Sonic '06 because he was very evil scientist-like and not a clown.
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Nov 12 2011, 05:07 PM
Yeah he never looked like an Egg to me just a really fat person even with his full sprites. Plus he was always Eggman in Japan as you can see in the Sonic 2 level.

That said I like Robotnik better and I don't see why they can't just have it different here. I mean similar to how Resident Evil is RE in the West but in Japan it's Biohazard. However Eggman does fit his recent personality where he's not very cunning or evil genius like but a bumbling moron. I like his persona in Sonic '06 because he was very evil scientist-like and not a clown.
They have to try and amalgamate all known continuities of Robotnik/Eggman to ensure the canon one doesn't alienate many people. He has the characteristics of a bumbling moron, similar to how one of the old cartoons played out but he has some strokes of absolute genius from time to time and when he gets it right, he can go full on evil for the duration of his success. Eggman does suit though... I'm guessing because of the whole "rotten egg" thing though.
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It never bothered me that his name is Eggman, since from the beginning it's been that, and I'm sure the manuals make references to the "Robotnik" in his name sometimes.

Oh and...


Basically, I have no problem if they call him Robotnik, But I don't see the problem with Eggman. I mean come on, He rides the Egg-mobile, planned to use the Death Egg, Egg Carrier, and the Egg Fleet. Basically, most of his things are called Egg *insert word here*. Oh and he had Eggmanland.

Edited by Sonic 2, Nov 12 2011, 07:01 PM.
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