Ladies and Gentlemen… Tragedy.
It takes many forms, it has been written in scripture and some of our finest works of literature. But now it takes the form of something new, Sonic trying and failing to save Pikachu, resulting in himself being vaporised.
And both the Sonic and Pokemon fanbase’s can’t take it.
An outpouring of grief has resulted in an explosion of creativity and funny jokes, not seen since the day that Sephiroth killed Aerith has such a combination of grief and jokes make its way into a fanbase.
So here are some that we’ve decided to highlight!
The Moment Of Sadness
Many decided to depict the moment that the beam struck Pikachu and Sonic’s failure to save him which resulted in his demise.
Sonic sacrified his life by trying to rescue my boy Pikachu, I'm a sad gamer now. pic.twitter.com/j2a9QsCSua— Sora (@Sora_yxow) November 1, 2018
But What If…
Other’s decided to take another approach, what if Sonic succeeded?
寝る前に描いたやつ2— あSんAて2な (@antena27) November 2, 2018
(妄想)?? pic.twitter.com/WAm3Wwg9BC— Naため (@na_tame_) November 1, 2018
Peps on instagram wanted a happy ending and they had it ❤— ~ℳ℩kaℓ (Commission Open) (@HimeMikal) November 3, 2018
I cried like a baby when I saw the trailer, so why not? ❤#SonicTheHedgehog #Pikachu #SuperSmashBrosUltimate #Pokemon pic.twitter.com/U9xQkZQjB1
But some decided to have some fun with the event.
1597: For never was there a story of more woe, than that of Juliet and her Romeo.— Dave Luty (@DaveLuty) November 2, 2018
2018: For never was there a story of more woe, than that of Sonikku, saving the Pikachu.
He was too slow to save his buddy.. pic.twitter.com/2oArV1BeKY— Rodri |BanjoBro| #Banjo4DLC (@Luis_R0d14) November 2, 2018
Didn’t This Happen Once Before?
Other fans noticed that these events looked very similar to other events in Sonic’s history, two in particular stood out…
Not again << pic.twitter.com/VZRqetzx0i— LenZ (@LenZ_Chu) November 1, 2018
Fleetway's Sonic the Comic knew this would happen…. pic.twitter.com/lNsWxtgdAt— Dave Luty (@DaveLuty) November 2, 2018
Meanwhile… At the Sonic Twitter Account…
hey pikachu— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) November 2, 2018
just checking in
are you doing ok?@pokemon
Always try to save the electric mouse. Because it’s what good guys do.