How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

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How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Ivogoji » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:23 pm

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Ivogoji wrote:one eyeball
Oh come on. Why does everyone say that? HE HAS 2 EYEBALLS. 2 EYEBALLS.
It looks like one big eyeball with two pupils and irises. If it were animated differently you could say he has a white "mask" (like raccoons have) of fur around his eyes, but it's definitely presented as one big eyeball, or two fused together. Right down to the whole thing disappearing when he blinks. It appears to be a hedgehog thing- no one else but the hogs suffer from this. A redesign might remedy the problem.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Lamby » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:54 pm

There's two irises, that's enough to assume two eyes no matter the art-style. Pacman has only two pupils but we're normally pretty sure they count as eyes, right?

Although, I guess it could be aesthetically distracting. I'd be okay with redesign.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by PinkIceFox » Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:55 pm

I always saw it as the art style design used on sonic originally, they just never changed it for some reason. And now for some reason its become a hedgehog thing.

You have no idea how hard I try to pretend their eyeballs look normal. When I think about it too hard I'm like "WHY DID THEY DRAW THEM THIS WAY." Especially when I try to draw sonic characters.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by CitrusCat » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:02 pm

I always tried to imagine them as two eyeballs that are so close together that you cannot see the line that separates them.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Ivogoji » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:09 pm

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Anyway, occasionally the Hedgehog's eyes are drawn in such a way that would imply the white fur mask thing (like Piplup has), so when they blink just their irises disappear. Although this just looks weird on non-hedgehogs, as Tails demonstrates, it would help show that Sonic's eyeballs are not connected together. However, this varies with the art style, and we only see it on Sonic occasionally. Probably because it's "too cute"- Amy's eyes are like this far more often than Sonic's, and Shadow's eyes NEVER work like that.

Of course the 3D games pretty thoroughly suggest one hug eyeball, with all the space between Sonic's brow and muzzle animated to resemble sclera, not fur. Of note is the fact that Sonic's eyelids have changed color over the years. Sometimes they are the same color as his muzzle; other times the same color as his forehead. Which just raises more questions about what color the fur around his eyes would be, if he had any.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Lamby » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:27 pm

Good point. Pacman's eyes are fairly consistent. Sonic's on the other hand are exactly as you say. Maybe Sonic's look is in need of shoring up to go along with Sega's Sonic game-making revitalization period, if you will.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Crash32 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:31 pm

Crash32 wrote:Oh come on. Why does everyone say that? HE HAS 2 EYEBALLS. 2 EYEBALLS.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Gondi » Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:23 am

Whenever I focus on Sonic's eyes I get a little freaked out.

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Marine_Chaos_Chao » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:00 pm

He's got Two Eyeballs. end of Discussion.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by snowbell0925 » Sat May 19, 2012 4:38 am

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Pumpkinium » Mon May 21, 2012 9:51 pm

Crash32 wrote:
Crash32 wrote:Oh come on. Why does everyone say that? HE HAS 2 EYEBALLS. 2 EYEBALLS.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by hannesvind » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:13 pm

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Rayne » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:23 pm

ShadowXUnicorn wrote:
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Crash32 wrote:Oh come on. Why does everyone say that? HE HAS 2 EYEBALLS. 2 EYEBALLS.
This, but for some reason, I believe his pupils can travel to the other side of eyes. Like the left goes to the right, and vice-versa.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Rhys Coker (SB) » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:58 pm

He has 2 pupals but has one area for them both.

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Jeffery Mewtamer » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:08 pm

I am going to side with the "Hedgehogs have conjoined eyeballs" camp, at least for Modern SegaSonic and Sonic X, and possibly several of the non-Japanese-origin Universes within the Sonic Multiverse.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Ivogoji » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:51 am

Why not all of them? I can't think of any version off hand that ISN'T like that...
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Ck. » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:46 pm

Rayne wrote:
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Crash32 wrote:
Crash32 wrote:Oh come on. Why does everyone say that? HE HAS 2 EYEBALLS. 2 EYEBALLS.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Ivogoji » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:50 pm

Been thinking about this topic again recently.

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by eblu » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:17 pm

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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by chaoadventures » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:59 pm

^I ate so many of those when I was in Kindergarten to 3rd Grade. There's like a 2 in 15 chance them actually being correct.
Every other time it's a train wreck. They tasted good though. The ice cream, I mean. The gumballs themselves were horrible.

Yeah, he has two eyes. They're just extremely close to each other, and looks like they're one eye.

I'd be too hard for him to move his pupils if they were one. And his sprites and stuff show a indent from prominent to at least a little bit there inbetween his eyelids.

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I mean, why would he have 2 eyelids, if he only has 1 eye?

That said, Knuckles proceeds to destroy this theory in Sonic Riders by moving his eyes all the way around his head. Then he closes them without blinking. But this is probably just for comedic effect.
Similarly to how chao can close their eyes without blinking, when they clearly close them when they sleep.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Crash32 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:19 am

The old days of quote walls. And endless discussion about the amount of eyeballs of a fictional hedgehog. Classic zach CI
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by FrankT » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:14 am

I've never truly gotten my head around it. It's the most baffling thing ever.
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Re: How many eyeballs does Sonic have?

Post by Ivogoji » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:28 pm

FrankT posted in a non-Chao thread!
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