Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles is the Guardian of the Master Emerald and Sonic's friendly rival
Series Sonic the Hedgehog
First Appearance Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Gender Male
Species Echidna
Height 110 cm
Weight 40 kg
Age 16
Fur Color Red
Eye Color Violet
Attire White gloves with pointed knuckles,red and yellow shoes with metal, sextuple-bolted plates on top and green cuffs
Occupation Master Emerald guardian and treasure hunter
Alignment Good

Knuckles the Echidna (ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ, Nakkurusu za Ekiduna) ,is a powerfull red echidna who is both a friend and a rival to Sonic the Hedgehog.Knuckles' name is derived from the four knuckles, two on each hand, which are actually sharp spikes which he can dig,climb and attack enemies.



Knuckles relaxing while guarding the Master Emerald

Knuckles is the last descendant of the ancient Knuckles clan of echidnas,born on the mysterious Angel Island.His race was devoted to protecting the Master Emerald ever since the tragedy involving the chief of said ancient echidna tribe,Pachacamac,and Chaos.Knuckles' life consists of no more than simply than protect the Master Emerald from all who dare exploit its powers for their own greedy needs.As far as he knew,this was his purpose in life.However,Knuckles'life would come to a quick change once Dr. Robotnik came onto Angel Island and told him that a blue hedgehog and orange two-talied fox stole the Chaos Emeralds.Being very gullible,he believed Eggman and tried his best to intercept Sonic & Tails from getting to Eggman.Knuckles eventually found out that Sonic & Tails were actually trying to stop Dr.Robotnik,who was after not only the Chaos Emeralds,but also the Master Emerald and then helped them by going to the Sky Sanctuary.Sonic and Tails goes after Eggman,defet him,thus getting the Master Emerald back and returned it to Angel Island.Since then,Knuckles was gratefull to Sonic and becomes friends and allies.


Knuckles is an serious,honest,independent,headstrong echidna and is very devoted to his duty.He is simple-minded (but not necessarily dull witted),often choosing force to be the solution.Sometimes he can be stubborn and short tempered,but deep down Knuckles holds a strong belief in the good of others.However because of his lack of social ingenuity,it makes Knuckles very gullible and can be easily tricked.Knuckles usually likes to be by himself,but despite being a silent loner, he is also kind-hearted and a loyal friend who is always willing to help out anyone in need.


Knux strenght

Knuckles is strong enough to grabs a tree

Knuckles possesses immense superhuman strength,which enables him to perform amazing feats such as as punching holes right through thick steel,shatter boulders to smithereens and lift objects many times his own size and weight.He also possess near-maximized endurance;capable of taking as much major punishment as he can dish out.Knuckles can also attack with Fire Punches and can hold out against an army of robots.He is also shown to be very fast on his feet,but still not quite as fast as Sonic or Shadow.Knuckles can catch the wind under his dreadlock-like spines and glide across the air.With the spines on his gloves Knuckles is also a proficient burrower,able to dig into any wall or floor and also attach to walls climb up surfaces with ease.He also is a skilled treasure hunter;can track down almostChaos Emeralds and Master Emerald shards since he can sense their energy signals.Knuckles Seems to be the only one who knows how to access and utilize the powers of the Master Emerald andd has in-depth knowledge of the Chaos Emeralds and what they can do.He also demonstrates geokinesis,being able to control and summon rocks,described as "supernatural control of earth".


Character Data entryEdit

Character Picture Game Debut Description
Knuckles the Echidna


Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Genesis/Mega Drive (1994)

A powefull red echidna who is both friend and rival of Sonic.Knuckles resides on Angel Island,where he have the duty to protect the Master Emerald,a large jewel that can control the power of the Chaos Emeralds.He has super strength and is a martial-arts expert,who break through rocks with his spiked fists,which he also can climb walls,and use the wind to glide through the air.Knuckles is very serious,short tempered,stubborn and usually likes to be by himself.But he is a loyal ally to Sonic and the rest of the gang,and will be there to help them.When Wily and Eggman starts their evil alliance,Knuckles no doubt to assist Sonic and Mega Man to stop them.


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