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Too often, fans forget that the Doctor Ivo Eggman Robotnik's shtick is that you're SUPPOSED to underestimate him. You're SUPPOSED to be so underwhelmed by his clownish mannerisms that you never see it coming when he manages to emerge triumphant. Any writer that fails to use the Eggman correctly simply because "he looks goofy" would be among the first to fall for the Eggman's ruse

Sure Doctor Eggman has a funny name and appearance, but who says criminal masterminds have to be scary looking? I mean, look at the history of the mob in the U.S and you'll see that most crime bosses had funny nicknames and were not that intimidating looking. Crossed them, however, and you'd be wearing concrete shoes at the bottom of the Ocean

If you fail to understand the sutlety and whole meaning and depth of Doctor Eggman's character and how he is then you are not a TRUE sonic fan

Sonic the hedgehog: EVERYONE seems to consistently underestimate the Eggman........... myself included. In point of fact, Ivo Robotnik is ruthless, vindictive, calculating, inventive................ and perhaps the most BRILLIANT man I've ever fought in the entire history of my life