Recently, a question was asked about identifying a boss/enemy/character in the original Sonic games. The asker is specific in his/her wording which helped narrow it down, but doesn't have tangible evidence (a picture, video or other artifact) which we require for Game identification questions.
From the close side of the fence:
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about identifying something from a game without an artifact.
The problem I see is it fails the same criteria as identify this game; it's essentially a guessing game without an artifact. If the first answer hadn't gotten it, I don't think we'd be even debating this. There's no guarantee the asker's memory is even accurate, which is one of the primary reasons we require an artifact in the first place!
Whereas my reasons for voting to leave it Open:
It's not like there's an infinite list of characters and we have no hope of finding it (as is the problem with Game-Ident questions)...
...I don't think its fair to lump it with 'game-ident' because at its core, it isnt a game-ident. <snip> I feel it doesn't suffer from the same problems as game-ident because the onus of knowledge lies elsewhere: the question relies less on memory and more on knowledge of the series lore/canon...
What do you think? Are 'Character-Identification's On or Off topic? Do they suffer from the same problems as Game Identification?
The question in question: *Iron Sonic? Can’t find character or name