I don’t usually add captions to screencaps I post, but here I wanted to make an exception.
Like, I’ve heard many, many people questioning Sonic’s behavior in this scene. Such as why didn’t he hug/comfort Tails and all that. Even though him comforting Tails would hardly do this scene any justice and would actually make it far worse.
What people don’t get is that Tails is angry at Sonic. He continuously screams at Sonic and hits him on the chest saying that he trusted in him, and all he has left of Cosmo is a puny pale seed. Sonic knows that he’s at fault for not being able to regenerate Cosmo before she withered. He knew it back when he still was in the void of white/blue space with Shadow in their Super forms. Although Sonic is consistently characterized that he hates tears or any forms of sadness, for that matter, the last thing he’d do in this scene is hug Tails and tell him it’ll be okay because Tails would just push him away in anger and keep on blaming him, so Sonic’s actions would literally be completely pointless to begin with. For once, Sonic knew that saying “Cheer up!” wouldn’t be the solution for someone to get over something like this.
Like, if a friend was blaming me for something I did and cry into my chest, me telling him to cheer up would not be a good solution. At all. SONIC HUGGING TAILS IN THIS SCENE WOULD JUST RUB THE ENTIRELY WRONG WAY. IT WOULD PRODUCE A TERRIBLE MESSAGE AND A HORRIBLE ADVICE TO DO IN REAL LIFE. DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND THAT???
It’s the same as Sonic and the Secret Rings’ ending. The point of the hankie wish was that he wanted Shahra to take her time to grieve and get over the pain. She’d just forcibly been removed from a confusing and abusive relationship with Erazor. Going through that and being told not to cry would only rub the wrong way, as this was a struggle that could only be dealt with through tears. Also, it was an act of selflessness on Sonic’s part. He sacrifices his last wish to comfort Shahra. Many said it was stupid, but it was actually a sweet and touching gesture that I can’t imagine any other character other than Sonic do.
Sometimes you just gotta take it into account that Sonic knows when to stay quiet once in a while and not be all “lolz you’ll get over it” when someone is grieving over the loss of a loved one, for example.