Actually, i could not agree more
In my youth my favourite character was sonic, and perhaps tails. However, Antoine always had a soft spot for me
and i always wanted to see him prove his worth in the television series, and grow into a capable warrior.
When i just started reading the archie comics, i was overjoyed.
Not only did they keep true to the complexity of the characters (such as sonic and tails fight it off in 178 and 179 because of turmoil) but they even developed them further
The Archie comics are a joy to read, but even more so since i saw Archies character development.
They didn't just turn him into a hero, they gradually made him pit against dilemma's and allowed the story to make changes in his life. This made him into a heroic and brave person.
He still has cowerdly tendensies, but i'm glad he has, because not only does it keep true to his original character, but it also shows how much he is overcomming them, especially for his love Bunnie Rabbot (208) She even mentions it to him
The marriage between them two was one of the highlights of the series, and i think both are equally lucky
So to put it short: YES he has grown, and they have greatly shown that in the series
I think he is currently my number one favourite archie character as well
sorry Sonic, you are much more complex in the comic then in any other universe (which i love) but Antoine is the most complex and interesting
As bunnie said: "count mah lucky stars i got him" at first i was wondering if that was true compared to other males in the comic, but now i believe it is