New icon, woooooahhh.
so are they just dead or what
I’m gonna say, yes, technically.
The in-story explanation is that the Eggman empire took a huge chunk of Station Square and the Acorn Kingdom at once overnight, and anyone found within these sections have been “missing” aka dead.
As much as I like the idea of Sonic’s parents, they’re from the comics. The comics are sort of banned from Speed Highway to avoid design pollution and getting the story muddled up. Unfortunately his mom and dad are just comics only.
I might do something with Queen or Princess whatsherface from Sonic Underground but I hate Sonic Underground so whadayagonnado
Jules and Bernadette do not exist in Speed-Highway technically.
However, I wanted to draw them real quick just to show what mix of features Sonic inherited from his parents, and I drew Chuck, and he’s canon, so there you go.
Jules and Charles, both mechanics and engineers, have longer muzzles than Sonic and weak jawlines. Sonic inherited Bernie’s eyes and shorter snout.
Jules and Charles both work for King Acorn, where Chuck worked in a shop at home, Jules (and Bernadette) hung out closer to King Acorn himself. The both of them mostly studied robotics.
Jules and Charles are also both bright ass blue, where Bernie is a normal brown hedgehog. Charles in particular has a disease as a side effect from his mutant genes that gave him a condition similar to muscular dystrophy. If not for this condition, he would also have been super fast.
It was this that lead him and Jules to develop the roboticizer.
The Character Index has been updated… for now.
Dreams of an Absolution is strangely one of the most gentle and comforting (and badly written) love songs I’ve ever heard, and it’s his theme song! A theme song should tell a lot about a character, so Silver is a bit of a hopeless romantic. He doesn’t have anybody specific in mind he has a crush on, but he just believes that one day he will find ~true love~ in that sweet, disgusting Disney way, hence that gooey expression.
Other than that, like all other characters in Speed-Highway’s universe largely retains his personality traits found in the games. He has a strong sense of justice and he’s naive and insecure. He gets a lot of headaches from his psychokinesis so the other Freedom Fighters often find him hunched over things with his hands on his head.
First of all, we have a shiny new SCM music player at the bottom of our main page (don’t worry, it doesn’t autoplay). It’s for our listeners to have, and for our contributors to use if they need inspiration.
In particular, it has tracks that inspired the look and feel of Speed Highway.
Secondly! We are always open for more contributors. We don’t ask for anything fancy - sketches will do. Even text is acceptable as long as you character develop/worldbuild!
I’m embracing other artists because I don’t want the look of the whole project to be homogeneous. I’d love some visual variety!
Characters that are taken: Sonic, Shadow, Silver, Antoine, Rotor, Dulcy, Knuckles, Scratch & Grounder
Free characters: Tails, Amy, Rouge, Big, The Babylon Riders, The Chaotix, Tikal, Robotnik, Wisps, Princess Sally, Bunnie Rabbot, Uncle Chuck, King Maximillian Acorn
Other members of Speed Highway may draw the “free” characters for fun but ultimately if the character isn’t taken, they’re up for grabs. Watch this space or the character index for updates!
If you wish to join Speed Highway as a contributor, please send us an ask!
Sorry that the only thing I can contribute are piddly little sketches, but just drawing this frustrated me aaaaargh.
The OVA is a huge part of Speed-Highway and I made a little thing to my favorite moment in it. Most of the OVA is ‘canon’ in this universe too.
Antoine is currently an adviser and a battle strategist for the Freedom Fighters and he works closely with Sonic, Bunnie, and Sally. He used to do these things but also did a lot of reconnaissance work because he’s quick and has very good observation skills.
Just a couple years earlier than the ‘current’ point in this storyline, Antoine was teaching a young Sonic how to do reconnaissance work before doing missions. This was when Metal Sonic (MK.4) was released.
Phew. Compare this to the old sketches of Antoine. I think the bottom right conveys his personality the best. While this isn’t perfect, I think I’m getting closer to what I want for his look.
While he isn’t as awkward as Silver, Antoine still has some awkwardness in his design but can still carry a sort of sad, serious demand about him.