Lately I've been thinking about this super form of Smash's. This form has taken several blows from a nerf bat over the years, so much that it's gone from being his most powerful form to below the level of Super Smash. Now I'm having second thought about it yet again. Let me quote what I'd said about it in HS664's thread.
Now, in addition to what we know or may find out from Sonic News Network/Retro, I've also read that the Chaos Emeralds do not grant new powers, but modify old ones... meaning its probable that Chaos Control is a heavily modified version of Sonic/Shadow/Metal Sonic's super speed and Silver/Black Doom's Teleporting Abilities.
Smash The Echidna wrote:
Now that is a very interesting theory. To be able to move so fast that everyone and everything else appears to be frozen in time. In a way, that's kinda what stopping time is like for the one doing it.
This theory might also help explain something I was thinking about. While I was going over some revisions in my series, I couldn't help but try to find a way to properly introduce Light Smash, as the original debut of this super form was lost in time. (heh) Light Smash is essentially the super version of his High Tension state; meaning it's closer to an actual super form than a simply powered-up state. But since it uses his own energy instead of the Chaos Emeralds, he's left unconscious after reverting back to normal.
And then I began thinking; Is it really right for Smash to have a powerful form like that from the get-go? Considering Light Smash showed up before High Tension, (learned the latter because of the former,) this would mean that Smash has always been really powerful, deep down. Unnaturally powerful even, before he even learned that he could go super in the first place.
Naturally, this bothered me a bit, so I tried to find an explanation for it.
Basically, I had Smash's Light transformation stem from coming in contact with the Chaos Emeralds, (which would unlock that hidden potential,) as well as the regular requirements for it. If the Chaos Emeralds greatly modified his latent High Tension, that would give way to Light Smash, correct?
Still, I feel that logic is flawed, in that simply coming in contact with an emerald shouldn't release his potential. I could probably work around it, but I also feel like I'm missing something else. I also had the idea of scrapping Light Smash entirely, buuut then that would mean Smash would never learn High Tension.
So yeah, I need some second opinions/suggestions/etc about this. I'm conflicted. While I kinda like the form, I don't feel like Smash should have this kind of power so early on. (for a general idea about how early on, Smash already knew High Tension when I joined SFW about 4 and a half years ago.) But...
I also had the idea of scrapping Light Smash entirely, buuut then that would mean Smash would never learn High Tension.
Alternatively, I am up for suggestions on how to get around this. That is, how to remove this super form without leaving a gaping plothole behind. And on that note, should I scrap Light Smash entirely, or should I simply bump the debut of this transformation to sometime long after he mastered High Tension?