Hi. Welcome to TSC. =|
So you agree now that Blaze is a different character in Sonic 06. That is the only obvious conclusion I can come to after reading this and wondering how this combats the actual point of my post.
But I think a lot of the difference between the two versions is a matter of context. Sonic06 just wasn't Blaze's spotlight. Going into it more, the Sonic06 Blaze may just as well be the Rush Blaze but with Silver as a security blanket. Quite literally an alternative timeline of the same person.
But that's what makes Sonic06 Blaze so remarkable. What I believe is inferred in Sonic06 is that Blaze basically needs Silver, without him she would have been miserable. It's as if a parallel to the events of Rush happened within their own timeline, prior to them meeting Mephiles in the events of Sonic06.
First, her role as a sidekick. Lets see, what does she actually do as a sidekick? How does she actually help Silver?
The question is, how does Silver help Blaze? I believe they have balanced each other's personalities over time. Blaze seems to be his only friend, likewise, without Silver, Blaze might have become miserable, stranded, or worse, because of the nature of her powers. (which is the basis of her being an outcast as described in her Sonic06 character bio)
Besides, Blaze was there to pep Silver after Amy tore him out.
Lets see. She seals Iblis in her while she goes and disappears for the rest of the game in order to stop Iblis and seal it away. So after she does a whole lot of nothing for the entire game, I'm suddenly supposed to care about a "minor character" losing her existence completely. Pointless.
Like I said, the weight of their relationship was inferred throughout the entire game. The way Blaze follows him around all the time (and only thinks about him when they're seperated), as well as the post-Amy pep talk.
But most significantly, Silver's speech at the end alone justified the final scene.
There's also the part where Iblis joined with Mephiles later on anyway, a complete go-around when it comes to Blaze's "sacrifice," which basically renders what she did meaningless for the story since there's still Solaris eating the universe. It's a pretty lame attempt at an epic story element.
The Last Story sucks anyway, for a lot of reasons. Furthermore, it's just typical of the Last Story in Sonic games. Sonic defeats Eggman in Final Egg for no gain in SA1. Sonic beats Shadow and destroys the cannon when it soon threatens to destroy the planet anyway. And Sonic defeats Egg Emperor and has a mushy ending after the storm clears on the deck of the final airship and gets chased by Amy just to, oh wait, we gotta defeat Metal Sonic first.
Besides, Silver's ending happen back in the future. Mephiles transforms in the present. Mephiles wins I'm afraid. v_v
I see no reason why this is at all "better" than how she was presented in Sonic Rush. She was actually something in Sonic Rush - a queen who does not trust others easily because of how she was treated in the past. Who is she in Sonic 06? "Silver's sidekick." Wow. People can sure relate to that. Not saying you can of course, seeing as you've already demonstrated your hatred of anything to do with Rush, which leads me to this:
Why are you posting in this topic? Sonic Rush obviously has no value to you whatsoever. You're basically just here saying "lol rush sux and sonic 06 is cool." In other words, you're being just another annoying Sonic fan that practically schemes to have a conflicting opinion with as many people as possible. Is that why you're posting here?
Hey I don't hate everything to do with Rush. It's the only handheld Sonic with graphics I like. And I liked the story a lot... until I got near the end and it turned into a fiasco in my opinion.
Are you saying I'm trolling? I'd say I'm not, because I thought I was being careful. For instance, my first post was justified after PPA's first post in this thread. Second post I was just saying my opinion since someone brought up the subject. Then SkyLights called me out and I have yet remained my cool even since.