Name: Knuckles the Echidna
(ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ Nakkurusu za ekiduna)
DoB: February 2, 3220
Teams: Team Sonic/The Chaotix (formally)
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Knuckles is a red echidna with purple eyes. He bears a white crescent mark on his chest, a trait tied to his station as Guardian. Officially, he's slightly taller than Sonic. He wears white mitt-like gloves and has two spiked knuckle-claws on each hand. He wears green, yellow and red footwear with a metal "Lego" plate atop each shoe. Like many characters in the comic, he initially was given light-blue eyes before SEGA established his eye color as purple.
For several issues, as a result of Chaos-related powers going awry, his fur and eyes were green. He possesses a brown hat with a star-design on the hatband, though he's rarely worn it. He's also occasionally worn sunglasses and an air necklace. As an incarnation of Enerjak he wore golden armor with blue fabric connecting the various pieces. He's been depicted in a black Dark Legion robe and, for Antoine and Bunnie's wedding, wore tribal echidna attire, tan with a green-and-grey trim and taller boots.
-Knuckles is a coldly honest, independent, tough, somewhat gullible and short-tempered echidna with a one-track mind. Like how Sonic embodies the wind, Knuckles embodies the mountain; stern, unmovable and anchored to his duty. Due to having grown up on the isolated Angel Island and having been devoted to his sworn duty of protecting the Master Emerald for as long as he can remember, Knuckles has lived much of his life in seclusion and has become a rather antisocial, reclusive individual and a loner by nature. As such, he cares very little about what others thinks, which makes him bluntly honest and somewhat egotistical in the face of others.
Knuckles is fiercely loyal to his homeland, and does whatever is in his power to protect it and the Master Emerald. He prefers to stay close to the island's current emerald shrine to keep a watchful eye over everything on his home in order to maintain peace. Despite this, however, Knuckles is often willing to go with Sonic and company on their adventures whenever his help is needed, or when he feels the Master Emerald and Angel Island will be safe. Though Knuckles has been known to find other lifestyles appealing, he would never trade away his duties as he is far too devoted to his role as guardian of Angel Island and the Master Emerald. Whenever he is not focusing on his duty, Knuckles spends his time practicing his fighting skills, going treasure hunting or sometimes go hanging out with his friends
Knuckles is most of the time very serious and usually likes to be by himself. He is likewise strong-willed, remaining unshaken, unpersuaded and determined no matter what the situation he faces. However, he prefers to do things his own way, and is very stubborn and headstrong in his choices, which often causes him to clash with others' decisions, especially with Sonic. Though he is cool and determined in battle, Knuckles has a very short temper and aggressive behaivor which can easily flare up when he thinks he has been insulted, wronged, tricked or is just confused, and he is very difficult to talk to or reason with when he is angry. Though Knuckles's wild-temper has often been known to get him into trouble, such as in his interactions with Rouge the Bat, he has also learned to use it to his advantage by channeling it into fighting whoever might be threatening his friends or his home.
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Knuckles profile in Sonic Generations.Despite being a silent loner, Knuckles is also heroic, brave and kind-hearted, as proven in Sonic Adventure 2 when Knuckles wanted to hunt Rouge down for stealing his Master Emerald. When the two engaged in a fight, during which Rouge trips and falls into a lava pit, Knuckles saves her from being killed, and he even apologized to her if he hurt her. Also in Sonic Rush, when Blaze got away from Knuckles when he was going to hurt her, when she got away along with Cream, Cream told her, "Don't get this wrong Blaze, but Knuckles is actually a nice guy!" and in Sonic Rivals 2, Knuckles seems to be more caring to Rouge than she is to him, like when they got separated Knuckles said, "I hope Rouge is alright!" He is seen also coming to the rescue of Shade the Echidna in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood when she almost falls off Angel Island as a result of an explosion caused by Ix. This occurred even before Knuckles and Shade became allies. Overall, despite his temper and tough facade, Knuckles is a loyal friend, a true hero and a good-hearted guy, who is always willing to help out his friends in tight situations.
Since meeting with Sonic, Knuckles has had a strong rivalry with the blue hedgehog. The two of them initially started as antagonists, due to Dr. Eggman's trickery, but after Knuckles realized that Eggman had fooled him, he and Sonic came to have a more friendly relationship. Despite being more friendly towards each other, however, Knuckles still held an inhospitable attitude towards Sonic, due to their different points of view and natures. This however stem from the fact that Knuckles is sometimes jealous of Sonic's independent nature and freedom, finding it enviable, though he would never admit it. Over time, Knuckles' relationship with Sonic has improved and he has come to see Sonic as both a rival and his best friend.
Often, Knuckles displays a distrusting demeanor towards strangers and people he thinks has questionable motives, making him rather aggressive towards the person(s) in question; this behaivor is not without its reasons however. Having been living on the isolated Angel Island for much of his life, Knuckles grew up believing in honesty, but because of his lack of social ingenuity, it has made him very naive, extremely gullible and easily misled. Since he has a history of being easily tricked by Eggman - namely into believing Sonic is the bad guy - it has become a recurring theme in the Sonic series, even to the point of being a running gag, particularly when Sonic shouts, "Way to go, Knucklehead!". Over time, however, Knuckles has gotten better about this and is more suspicious concerning Eggman's trickery.
Knuckles is rather simple-minded, but not necessarily dull witted. He is often prone to rash and ill-advised actions, especially when enraged and is not one for choosing complex strategies. Instead, Knuckles often chooses force to be the solution, pushing himself through his troubles while focusing on his original goal and ignoring all other factors or questions along the way. When in his right element, however, such as on Angel Island, Knuckles can be quite clever and sneaky, as seen when he managed to set several successful traps for Sonic and Tails when they first arrived.
Despite his long history of being tricked by Eggman, however, Knuckles holds a strong and steadfast belief that there is good in everyone, which is the reason he has given Eggman so many chances over the years and why he tried to appeal to Pir'Oth Ix rather than fighting him. Once he finds out he has been tricked, however, Knuckles can get quite angered, but quickly regains enough of his composure to immediately start working towards a resolution and will stop at nothing to punish the perpetrator as evidenced by Sonic & Knuckles when he helped Sonic gain entrance to Sky Sanctuary and in Sonic Adventure when he helped subdue Chaos 4.
Knuckles is said to be shy around women in his bio in Sonic Jam, which can be backed up by the way he acts awkwardly around girls like Amy, Blaze, and Rouge.
Because of his secluded lifestyle on Angel Island, Knuckles feels very uncomfortable in industrialized or crowded cities and places, and being around hi-tech objects or gadgets (mostly because he's uninclined).
Knuckles seems to have matured somewhat in Sonic Generations. While he still displays some aggressive, headstrong and stubborn behavior, he is shown being better to acknowledge his shortcomings and displays more personal restraint and better social interaction. He still displays some rivalry towards Sonic and tries to hide his feelings of being impressed with Sonic's abilities by saying phrases like, "You weren't half-bad." or "Thanks for the help, not that I needed it!".
- Knuckles is one of the strongest figures on Mobius due to his combat training at a young age and his chaos powers. His brute strength is his equivalent to Sonic's speed. His extraordinary physical strength enables him to perform feats such as shattering boulders with his fists and digging underground. Knuckles is also a well-trained fighter with a specialty in punching due to the claws on his knuckles, though other Mobians-notably Sally and Espio-have demonstrated martial skills rivaling if not superior to his own.. He is also able to glide by using a mixture of his Chaos powers and catching wind currents under his dreadlocks. Due to having altered DNA from his father's genetic experiments, Knuckles has strength far beyond that of an average Mobian. Through unknown means, he is also capable of detecting Chameleons, namely Espio, while they are invisible.
In addition, exposure to a Chaos Emerald's radiation while still in his egg, combined with the DNA of his Guardian predecessors, has given Knuckles Chaos abilities far beyond that of almost any being on Mobius. Among the powers Knuckles has been granted by these energies are the ability to rapidly recover from any injury, the power to open portals to other places, the ability to generate matter from thin air, and various others. Following his return from the afterlife, these powers remained dormant briefly, but were eventually reawakened when he was exposed to the Master Emerald once again for a long enough time. Like all Guardians, he possesses the ability to channel the Master Emerald's energy in battle, as used in his battle against Dr. Finitevus. He can utilize these powers in a variety of ways, such as Thunder Arrow.
Like Sonic and Tails, Knuckles has several powered-up forms. His initial transformation is known as Hyper Knuckles and is seen numerous times throughout the series. Other forms of his include the induced and semi-permanent (would have been permanent if not for his death) persona of Chaos Knuckles, and also his brief tenure as the fourth incarnation of Enerjak.
-Grapes and other fruit
-Peace and quiet
-Fighting and training
-Being left alone
-Guarding the Master Emerald
-Rouge the Bat (to a degree)
-Shadow the Hedgehog (to a degree)
-Thinking or proving he's better than Sonic
-Proving his strength
-Anyone or anything that can put up a challenge
-Destroying Eggman's robots
-Being around females (Becomes shy and awkward)
-Being tricked, betrayed, or otherwise taken advantage of
-Fighting/hurting innocent people
-Being disturbed while focusing on something
-Anyone who comes after the Master Emerald
-Sonic making fun of him
-Rouge (to a degree)
-People thinking him and Sonic are "buddies"
-Thinking Sonic is better and stronger than him
-Anyone who questions his power
-Being thought of as weak
-Failing to protect the Master Emerald
-Rouge or Sonic messing with him
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