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The reasons Sonic beats Mario in every possible way, period. [top ten]
 
Mario VS. Sonic. The debate has gotten the blood of many a fanboy boiling for more than two decades. Well I'm here to end the debate once and for all! It's Sonic!

Everything Mario and everything Sonic is fair game in this top ten, so let's dive right in! In no particular order, here are the reasons that Sonic rules and Mario drools.
Posted: 04/01/13, 17:17:59  - Edited by 
 on: 04/01/13, 17:54:08
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Blast Processing.

'Nuff said.
 
Sonic saves the world. Mario just saves the princess.

Every time Mario sets out on an adventure, what's his main goal? Save Princess Toadstool...again. That's getting old and tired. Shouldn't she be able to save herself by now?

Now with Sonic, it's all about the bigger picture. Defeat Dr. Robotnik (or Dr. Eggman if you prefer) with the aid of the Chaos Emeralds, and save the world first. The girl comes later.
 
Bowser is a lame villain.

Going from the last point, Bowser's plans usually revolve around kidnapping Princess Peach and then...what? Sit there and stare at her? His plans aren't usually very well thought out. After all, he isn't even literate.

Meanwhile, Sonic's main nemesis is Dr. Robotnik. He's brilliant, with a mind-boggling IQ of 300. He builds massive, near impossible to destroy machines to stop Sonic. Can't beat that, can you Bowser?
 
Sonic uses better weapons.

In all fairness, there isn't a huge sample pool for this topic.

Mario uses hammers. Sonic uses...SWORDS! Much like how ninjas beat pirates, swords beat hammers.
 
Sonic's spin-off games are better.


Luigi's Mansion? Super Princess Peach? That's all you've got coming out of your universe, Mario?

To that I counter with the intuitive Knuckles Chaotix and the award-winning Shadow the Hedgehog.
 
Sonic is better with the ladies (plural).

Mario has been chasing Princess Toadstool for almost three decades, and they still aren't married! All he gets is an occasional kiss and a cake, whatever that means. On top of that, she's not even there half the time he goes searching for her.

Sonic, on the other hand, has the ladies chasing after him. Amy Rose follows him to the ends of the earth just hoping to catch a glimpse of him. Secretly, Rogue is hoping to find a treasure so astounding that he can't help but fall in love with her. Cream the Rabbit also has a child-like crush on "Mr. Sonic".

If you ask me, Sonic is doing something right, and Mario, despite his best intentions, has it all wrong.
 
Mario's power-ups stink.

Now I'll be the first to admit that making fire appear out of nowhere is a pretty cool party trick, but then things get weird. Propellor Mario? Penguin Mario? Spring Mario? Seriously, who thought coiling up an out of shape plumber was a good idea?

Sonic, on the other hand, has the best power-ups. Super speed, invincibility (something you never see in video games), and Super Sonic form. The best power-ups. Ever.
 
"Mario is a better athlete," said no one ever.

In one of the only games that directly pits Mario and Sonic against each other in "friendly" competition, Sonic and Mario are basically equals. That's only because Sonic had to compete at Mario's level. Truth be told, he can outrun, out-jump, and out-everything Mario. It's not even close. But...he'll settle for a close second on occasion to boost Mario's self esteem.
 
"Sonic is a better fighter," said everyone who plays Brawl.

In their only other known game that they star in together, Sonic wins again. He's faster, his moves are more effective, and his taunts are better. So there you go.
 
Blue is a better color than red.

True, Mario wears blue overalls, but 1. who wears overalls anymore unless they live in the rural jungles of Alabama* and B. Mario's known for his red hat more than his blue overalls.

Sonic, on the other hand, is all blue with some red on his shoes. Ergo Sonic > Mario.

*Editor's Note: I live in Alabama, so I'm pretty much allowed to say that since I see overalls on a weekly basis.
 
So there you have it. Sonic is the best, and Mario is, well...lame. I think I've made my points perfectly clear in a non-biased, non-fanboy way.

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I agree.
Posted: 04/01/13, 18:23:43
*Applause*

I couldn't have said it better myself! Really, there's no contest.
Posted: 04/01/13, 18:37:27
Don't forget Sonic even managed to score the ladies outside his own species, what with that one game I heard about him hooking up with a human chick.
Posted: 04/01/13, 19:16:10
@-JKR-

I'm pretty sure that even the most die-hard Sega fans wish to forget that game ever existed, that relationship being one of the many reasons.
Posted: 04/01/13, 19:25:33  - Edited by 
 on: 04/01/13, 19:25:53
Oh yeah. I'd tap that. Sonic has figured some stuff out clearly.


Posted: 04/01/13, 19:25:39
@GelatinousEncore

I LOL'd at Knuckles just standing there....staring.
Posted: 04/01/13, 19:59:06
-JKR- said:
Don't forget Sonic even managed to score the ladies outside his own species, what with that one game I heard about him hooking up with a human chick.

Mario got a little bit of action in Thousand Year Door from Vivian, as well as Ms. Mowz...and Flurrie...and Goombella...

Scratch that--a LOT of action.

Otherwise, good list! I especially like the use of the Incredibles scene.
Posted: 04/01/13, 21:24:29
@TriforceBun

Phht, Mario didn't even TALK to those girls. At all. Maybe a little odd video game gibberish, but no serious conversations.

I'm glad someone got The Incredibles reference. I thought it was appropriate.
Posted: 04/01/13, 22:39:30
@ludist210

They all gave him a wet kiss on the mouth though! (Which is more than what Peach has done in the past 6 or 7 games, come to think of it...)
Posted: 04/01/13, 22:47:38
I can't really argue with any of the reasoning here.
Posted: 04/01/13, 22:56:18
Sonic is Australian. (Knuckles too)

End of List.
Posted: 04/01/13, 23:49:18  - Edited by 
 on: 04/01/13, 23:49:47


Hmmm...
Posted: 04/03/13, 02:07:19  - Edited by 
 on: 04/03/13, 02:09:10
You guys really went all out for this, huh?
Posted: 04/03/13, 02:41:55
@Mop it up
And you thought they wouldn't?
Posted: 04/04/13, 07:46:09
Mario has not only saved the world several times he has saved the entire Galaxy, twice.
Posted: 04/04/13, 07:53:48
chrisbg99 said:
Mario has not only saved the world several times he has saved the entire Galaxy, twice.

SPOILERS! I didn't play the 2nd one yet; aww MANNNNN..
Posted: 04/04/13, 08:00:08
@chrisbg99
Actually only once. Galaxy 2 was an alternate realityesque version of Galaxy 1.
Posted: 04/04/13, 10:13:26
TriforceBun said:
-JKR- said:
Don't forget Sonic even managed to score the ladies outside his own species, what with that one game I heard about him hooking up with a human chick.

Mario got a little bit of action in Thousand Year Door from Vivian, as well as Ms. Mowz...and Flurrie...and Goombella...

Scratch that--a LOT of action.

Otherwise, good list! I especially like the use of the Incredibles scene.

Vivan's a dude...
Posted: 04/04/13, 15:52:55
@Xbob42

Nope, she's a girl. At least in America. In Japan, she was supposedly a male, but that schtick was scrapped in translation.

So since this list was written in America, and @TriforceBun lives in America, Vivian = female (just like it's AERIS, not Aerith).
Posted: 04/04/13, 16:01:42  - Edited by 
 on: 04/04/13, 16:02:24
ludist210 said:
@Xbob42

Nope, she's a girl. At least in America. In Japan, she was supposedly a male, but that schtick was scrapped in translation.

So since this list was written in America, and @TriforceBun lives in America, Vivian = female (just like it's AERIS, not Aerith).

You can put a censor ball on me balls, but that doesn't mean they're gone.
Posted: 04/04/13, 20:02:18
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