It was only a matter of time before someone managed to completely misread the sprites in Sonic Mania and create a brand new character out of it. We just didn’t think it would happen so soon! One player in particular has captured the hearts and minds of the Sonic community by epically misinterpreting one of the bosses. Introducing ‘Omelette’ / ‘Eggette’ / ‘Ovoid Robotnik’!
Artist Alpha Gamboa had reached the Eggman spider mech boss (found at the end of the Flying Battery) and, instead of seeing Dr. Eggman piloting the mech upside-down, saw a cute and angry munchkin with spiky hair and a crazy headband. She was christened ‘Eggette’ by Gamboa and his imagination shortly went wild with the above drawings being published as a result.
— Alpha Gamboa (@blackbookalpha) August 28, 2017
Naturally, this was very quickly embraced by everybody on Twitter – including key artists who worked on the Sonic Mania project as well as SEGA staff – and fan art of this mad misread of a boss battle started to blossom. There’s now even a sweet little canon made just for her, as Dr. Eggman’s earnest niece. Alternative names for her also started flying around, including ‘Eggatha’, ‘Omelette’, ‘Dr Ovoid Robotnik’ and ‘Yolki Dolki’. Here are some of our favourites.
My attempt at drawing Omeletta pic.twitter.com/KtmJwyGh5X
— George Delmoral (@Dr_Klepto) August 28, 2017
— DrivoJunior∠( ᐛ 」∠)＿ (@DiegoAndsMtz) August 29, 2017
lil prot-EGG-é pic.twitter.com/sNM7w8TVyZ
— ellen 🌻 alsop (@space_ellien) September 1, 2017
— Christopher J. (@ChrisCrossSauce) August 29, 2017
He carries her around in a little eggmobile sidecar pic.twitter.com/JUiLxlMbvo
— TheRickyWill (@TheRickyWill) August 28, 2017
You made me do this. Not nearly as cute as yours but I had fun. pic.twitter.com/RqmFwHeuer
— こどく (@BlackAuras) August 30, 2017
— Alpha Gamboa (@blackbookalpha) August 29, 2017
I want this to be canon so badly. pic.twitter.com/8mXVhURlIJ
— Jennifer Hernandez (@ChibiJenHen_Art) August 29, 2017
I needed to draw her too, she's lovely! pic.twitter.com/jig5Lmvj6y
— Zayra Ruiz (@Whitecadiz) August 30, 2017
With Sonic Mania a huge critical success – with tons of community support – and with SEGA keeping an eye on fan sentiment around the game post-launch, we’ll say this now; if a ‘Sonic Mania 2’ project gets green-lit in the future, we definitely want ‘Omelette’ to play a part in it.