Because his debut was in Sonic '06, which was glitchy and confusing. People also see him as a Trunks ripoff, but the entire series is actually supposed to be a mirror of DBZ. The quills on his forehead also look like marijuana (it's actually supposed to be the shape of some Japanese leaf, and the leaf is a symbol of courage). Then there's his gameplay; Psychokinesis. It was really different from the normal gameplay.
I don't hate any Sonic character. ...other than Big, but we all know what's wrong with Big Heck, Silver's my favorite character.
I mean heck, it wasn't all SEGA's fault. If my research is correct, I didn't get back into Sonic when this was released, watched Sonic X all my life and started actually playing the games this year Sony and Microsoft were rushing SEGA to get the game done, so...it never really was 'done'. And since Silver was the new hedgehog, everyone hates the poor guy. And if I remember right, the quills on his forehead are supposed to be some 5-pointed maple leaf that, in Japan, shows courage and power. And, Trunks rip-off? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't almost everything in the Sonic universe (Archie AND games) a Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT rip-off?
I wish people would give Silver a chance, but I guess it's no use.
1.I'm I the only one that thinks that Pothead has gotten really old -_- 2.Well I guess I'll start calling Shadow a Vegeta rip-off them (jk) 3.Big is slower+have you seen him fly 4. psychic powers = not useless 5.He's voiced by Quinton Flynn the same person that voices Axel from the Kingdom Hearts II and Henry from No More Heroes...know say his voice it quote on quote gay.
How hurtful I love Silver with all my heart.Silver don't listen to to them. My dad always says that when people same something mean to you they're calling themselves that. Silver I am one of your fan girls and I don't believe in any one of those words.
i feel the same way Silver! Yes its fun to make fun of characters for these kind of reasons but most of the time people go over board with the hate. I totally agree with you Silver is my Fave character too!