Sprite Chronicles: Fire and Ice, abbreviated as SCFI, is the second season of Sprite Chronicles.
The story begins when Sonic and his friends find a mysterious object that they never seen before. They decide to go to Mario's world to see if he knows what it is. But their reunion is cut short by Metal Sonic and Shadow Android stealing their "Shine Sprites" (Mario and Luigi both found an object similar to the one that Sonic found). Later, they found out the true identity of these objects and will need to collect all 16 of them before they fall into the hands of the Organization, a group of villains led by The Darkness of Evil.
As the series progesses, fan characters start being introduced for both sides. Guest characters are also introduced in various story arcs, often associating with the main characters.
See Article: List of Episodes
There will be 30 episodes for SCFI. However, production on certain episodes vary, usually resulting in an unofficial hiatus.
Intro and Outro
The intro was uploaded, but it was taken down due to copyright. The director then used an 8-bit remix of Haruka Kanata for the intro. For the outro, superluigibrawl volunteered to make it. It was uploaded with the intro and the song used is an instrumental of Yeah Break Care Yeah by JAP. Because his files got deleted due to getting rid of a virus, the director decided to make the second version of the intro and outro early. The song used for the second intro is the first opening theme for Soul Eater. The second outro was created by superluigibrawl and the song used is the second opening theme for Soul Eater. Both the second intro and outro were used in Episodes 9-13. However, they became copyrighted, which resulted in DanielXsnm's account getting suspended. A new intro and outro have been made to replace the second ones.
Many story elements from season 1 have been improved for Season 2 (along with the addition of new elements), such as:
- Realism - the director wanted Season 2 to be more like an actual show (mainly because he felt that the characters in Season 1 broke the fourth wall too much). So, only a very few number of characters are aware that they are in a series and they are the only ones that can break the fourth wall, meaning they can talk directly to the viewer.
- Tone/Mood - Season 1 started out with it's tone being more comedic than serious, but after episode 11, the humor was slightly cut down and on episodes 19 and 20, no humor was present and said episodes were mainly serious, with Mario dying being proof of that. Season 2's tone is organized with the 3 parts of the series. The first part (Episodes 1-10) is more humourous and light-hearted. The second part (Episodes 11-20) is half-serious and half-light-hearted. The third part (Episodes 21-30) will be mainly serious and dark.
- Battles - the battles are much like how they were in the movie and in Season 1 Episode 20.
- Guest characters - in season 1, only 6 guest characters were present (Naruto, Goku, Sora, Leonardo, Snake, and Megaman). But in season 2, more guest characters appear in a certain story arc, playing an important role in their respective story arcs.
- Villains and recurring villains - in season 1, the villains appeared in at least 1 or 2 episodes, making their appearances short. In season 2, there are two types of villains: the main villains and the recurring villains. The main villains are the ones that are the main threats to the heroes. The recurring villains only attack the heroes during a certain story arc or a filler arc.
- Language - Most of the episodes in Season 1 had bad language in them, almost to the point of them being overused. In Season 2, bad language is used VERY rarely, to the point of no bad language at all. However, due to the fans' request, bad language is used again.
- Screen time - Overall, the fan characters had about more than half of the screen time that Mario and Sonic had. In Season 2, screen time balances between the main characters and the fan characters through the story arcs. There are three ways that help this: 1. Both the main and fan characters share screen time during the story arc; 2. The story arc focuses on the fan characters and gives little screen time for the main characters; 3. The story arc focuses on the main characters and gives little to no screen time for the fan characters.
- Animation - in Season 1, the animation and flow of scenes were amateurish, with none of the characters actually moving or doing anything during talking scenes; although, in the last several episodes, the animation slightly improved. In Season 2, there are more moving scenes when the characters are talking. The director wants Season 2 to act like a flash series and, as the episodes go by (and if you compare the episodes' animation scenes to previous ones), he is slowly improving the animation.
- So far, the longest episode is Episode 15. The shortest is currently Episode 3.
- The Dream Land Arc is currently the longest story arc in the series, being 3 episodes long.
- It is interesting to note that, compared to Season 1, the fan characters barely interact with the main cast.
- According to the director, all story arcs take place a day after the previous story arc. This has been pointed out by an annotation in Episode 6, along with various characters mentioning the day.
- It seems that the guest characters in this season only interact with the main characters. However, Ryu, Squall, and Akuma are the exceptions, seeing as how they also and mainly interacted with the fan characters.
- The director has not revealed the time period of Season 2, considering that Season 1 took place within a full week. It is likely that Season 2 will be more than a week, depending on how many story arcs there are.
- It is interesting to note that despite Darkness and Light saying that the Organization is a threat to the main heroes' mission, the main characters have yet to interact with any member of the Organization. Oddly enough, the main characters seem not to be concerned about the Organization. This is because the director thinks it would be fair if only the hero fan characters dealt with the villain fan characters. However, the main heroes do know how much of a threat the Organization is.
- It seems that all of the video game characters' respective video games are canon to the series, along with going with the flow of the series. An example would be Sonic and Tails going to outer space to deal with Dr. Eggman, though in reality, Sonic Colors is taking place during the Hunt for Akuma arc.
- Unlike Season 1, the characters have a primary location where they usually stay at, so after they travel, they always come back to that location. In this case, the main characters' base of operations is Peach's Castle.
- None of the main characters have directly called a fan character by their actual name.
- Unlike last season, the main characters seem to not care about the fan characters that much, though this may change as shown in Episode 15.
- Unlike last season, this season is 30 episodes long instead of 20.
- The episodes in Season 2 are always longer than 10 minutes.
- It seems that, unlike last season, fan characters are absent in certain story arcs. However, there are some story arcs that focus on the fan characters.
- It is interesting to note that, so far, all the battles (excluding Jordan vs Aaron since it wasn't a moving battle) don't start with the characters saying their prebattle phrases nor end the battle with their victory poses/phrases (except for the battle in Episode 2).
- SPOILER: According to the director, the last several episodes of Season 2 will probably be the most serious episodes of the season. It will also involve the death of one of the main characters, done by one of the other main characters.
- Unlike last season, superluigibrawl is officially the permanent co-director.
- SPOILER: According to the director, the fan characters will leave in the episode before the final story arc, which will be 3 or 4 episodes long. This is because the final story arc will be very dark and serious, along with it focusing on the character who will betray the heroes and the final battle. If the fan characters were to be in the story arc, they would barely appear, and they wouldn't help the tone (mainly because of Danix's fourth-wall breaking). In order to make up for this, the director will have the main characters make very brief appearances in the rest of the story arcs that focuses on the fan characters.
- Even though the series is suppose to act like an amateur flash series, Macromedia Flash has never been used to make the episodes. The director has 2 reasons why he never used it: 1. He wants Season 2 to be known as a sprite series that has good animation made from Paint and Windows Live Movie Maker and 2. he doesn't have Flash anymore due to the computer virus incident (plus, he's not used to using it).
- Because of Youtube's copyright policy, all of the music (except the music used for the intro and outro) in the episodes are from certain video games and certain anime.