>>127935185>Tails being a genius has been known since the Genesis days.
Where? Point me where in the manual it says he is? Because in every other bit of material I've seen, be it SatAM, AoSTH, the Stay Sonic lorebook, it's not mentioned. The closest you have is him flying the Tornado in the end and having a jet engine attached- of course in hindsight we know that's what it means. Back then, I'm not sure they'd even have noticed the Tornado didn't have a jet engine before.
It's not a mistake if they literally were not told it was a thing. A mistake is getting things wrong. Knuckles having a metal necklace is a mistake. Tails just being a kid is simply them working with the Western localization. And what you're doing is shitting on them for doing their job, in the 90s, which was working with the 90s Western localization.
And even then, once more, Archie eventually did correct Tails, and StC seemed to be doing the same already in 2000 before being cancelled.
I'm getting mad over you acting like people writing a comic in 1992 in the US or the UK should've known what dedicated fans in 2021 know.