Note: This is all a joke put on the main page a while ago, then deleted for humor. Read at your own risk

Fans realize something Sega does not (for the most part), that robust 20-year-old billion-dollar franchises, while seemingly healthy, are in actuality as fragile as two bricks tied together with tissue paper. One mistake, one bad mis-step will cause the entire thing to shatter and fall apart; and Sonic the Hedgehog would be ruined FOREVER.

Fortunately, there is hope: Part of the Sonic fanbase has resolved to remain ever vigilant against something that could Ruin Sonic Forever, and call out a warning if they see something that could potentially do so.

Some Sonic conservationists suggest a more extreme approach, that the Sonic franchise should abandon all attempts at re-invention and instead cater exclusively to the old-school collectors. Though attractive, this approach may prove impractical as a long-term solution.

Ruined Forever remains a serious threat to Sonic now and in the foreseeable future, though it's possible a proposed initiative requiring all Sonic fans to purchase an annual "game offset" could ensure our fragile brand's existence throughout the mid-21st century.

Things that have Ruined the Sonic franchise in the past

In other words, pretty much everything— except for the original Genesis games...

Things that may have countered those