BumbleKast #98 – Narrative Tropes


On this episode, Ian and Kyle glance over a patron-suggested topic of their favorite, and least favorite, narrative tropes.

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Your hosts:

  • Ian “BumbleKing” Flynn – Head writer of Sonic the Hedgehog comics for IDW Publishing and Mega Man for Archie Comics, also writing for Archie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more
  • Kyle “KyleJCrb” Crouse – Founder & Administrator of the KNGI Network, host of the Nitro Game Injection video game music podcast

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Hey there fellas, how are you going?
Who do you think is the most annoying character in video games? Omochao from the various Sonic games? Navi from the Legend of Zelda series? Almost any survivor that you have to rescue from the Dead Rising games? (Special mention goes to that one injured survivor in Dead Rising 2 who refuses to let you carry him. So you have to find a wheelchair and then try to push him through the hordes of hungry zombies, usually tipping him over at the slightest bump. Alternatively you can let him walk, and have to wait ten minutes for him to limp his way from one end of a casino to the other. Either way, screw that guy. :P)

Andrew D.
I’ve heard the term “The Metal Virus Saga” thrown around for season 2. Is it the official name, and is there an official name for season 1? Also, would you consider the stuff that happens between seasons in the annuals as part of Season 1 or Season 2?

PC The Unicorn
how did Relic and Knuckles first meet in the new Sonic universe? Did someone accompany her and introduce her to Knuckles, or did she decide to travel to Angel Island unaware that someone lived on Angle Island? Given how Knuckles have bad experience with strangers showing up on his island unannounced, I could see his and Relic first meeting not going well with Knuckles even believing that she have come to steal the Master Emerald like Eggman and Rouge have.

-Not to offend you and/or your former art team, but I wanna know who thought Ahklut’s Mustard shirt looked good?(I’m sorry, but I remember looking at all of the Egg Bosses sitting together and he stood out for the wrong reason)

Nicholas H.
How come Sega said that Sonic’s Planet ain’t called Mobius Anymore? And that non of the like Sonic & Eggman/Robotnik can’t have Family Members anymore.

Almiron R.
-Despite the comic taking place in the Two World canon, you also said that Shadow’s backstory is the same, so does that mean that Sonic’s world is aware of humans or are aliens to them?

James M.
Kyle, what is your ranking of the Terminator movies and what did you think of Genisys?

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