Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome 3
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"Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome"
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The road to issue #50 continues here! Enjoy a TEN-ISSUE-LONG adventure leading up to the EPIC SHOWDOWN in milestone issue #50.
Surge and Kit have begun to seek answers about their origins, and what they find may be more than they can handle...
Starline may have gone too far this time. Can he wipe their memory and restart again, or can the imposters finally outsmart their maker?
Surge and Kit together watch Starline's video files, showing their brainwashing. The first file shows Starline after he was kicked out of the Eggman Empire. He had a prototype frame he was going to show Eggman before he was kicked out too, which he thought was revolutionary and would run rings around Metal Sonic. He wants to make a robust superior creation. A later file shows what he did after Sonic the Hedgehog: Bad Guys. He claims his time with Zavok and the others opened his eyes to how his initial plans were short sighted. To him now, all the power and obedience of a machine means nothing in the chaotic and unpredictable world he is trying to take over. He needs the will and ingenuity of a living being, then takes his initial designs and fuses them. The next file is after Sonic the Hedgehog 044 (IDW). It shows how Starline has gathered all the necessary ingredients he needs to complete his cybernetic enforcers. Bio-data from Sonic and Shadow the Hedgehog, fur from Miles "Tails" Prower, samples from Neo Metal Sonic and the Metal Virus, programming from Belle the Tinkerer and the Power Cores from Sonic Heroes. With the programming he got from Belle, he planned to overwrite the existing personalities of the two test subjects he obtained. Then he used his hypnotic gear to further transform them into his minions. Surge he insured would hate Sonic no matter what. Kit was forced into always wanting to support Surge.
After seeing all the videos, Surge instructed Kit to look up who they really are, he found nothing. Dr. Starline believes their past is irrelevant. When he walked into the room he tried to hypnotize Surge and Kit again, but he failed. Now they have his hypnotic glove. He begs them to not do anything to him, he tells them he's the only one who knows their pasts, the only one who can maintain their enhancements and he built them for a higher purpose. Before he can finish, Surge puts him to sleep with the glove. She and Kit decide if they can't know their past, nobody else will get to know their futures. Kit realizes that they can still use Dr. Starline's plan to a point, then destroy him later. When Starline wakes up they lie to him and Operation: Remaster now continues.
- Story: Ian Flynn
- Art: Thomas Rothlisberger (p. 10-20) & Mauro Fonseca (p. 1-9)
- Colors: Valentina Pinto
- Letters: Shawn Lee
- Editors: Riley Farmer & David Mariotte
- Special thanks to: Mai Kiyotaki, Michael Cisneros, Sandra Jo, Sonic Team, and everyone at Sega for their invaluable assistance
- Sonic the Hedgehog: Imposter Syndrome #3 on IDW: US
- https://previewsworld.com/Catalog/JAN220474 (Wayback Machine: 2022-09-05 12:56)