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Knuckles the Echidna (ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ) is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the His relationship with Sonic is ambivalent: Knuckles enters the series as an antagonist of Early in Sonic Adventure 2, Knuckles and Rouge argue over the Emerald; she wants the .. Collect a set number and reach the goal in time!. Knuckles the Echidna (ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ Nakkuruzu za Ekiduna) is a seldom wavering in his determination and will not give up on his goals once he has .. that "there's a sort of unstated connection between Rouge and Knuckles that. Knuxouge is the relationship between Knuckles the Echidna and Rouge the Bat. The two don't really get along, but they do seem to have some hidden romance.
It is shown in Sonic Generations that Rouge can be referred to a temptress, due to her flirtatious and selfish ways. Her carefree and playful attitude can be fun to other characters, like Sonic, or even annoying for others  like Knuckles.
She has a lot of pride and will fight dirty when facing a formidable opponent, such as Knuckles when it comes to strength; hindering his sight in a dark tent or Tails when it comes to flight; intoxicating him with a kiss.
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She can also be a bit of a hypocrite, especially in regards to thefts. This is especially evident when, after witnessing the Master Emerald being stolen, she refers to the one stealing it as a thief despite the fact that she herself had stolen it from Knuckles earlier, something the red echidna even noted by saying "Look who's calling who a thief", and in Grand Metropolis stage when she calls robots energy thieves.
Rouge is also at times a government spy who works for her own good. Rouge has a great obsession for jewels or even anything else that shines or glitters. She has been known to seduce people with her attractiveness to get what she wants such as kissing Tails in Sonic Battle and Sonic X.
However, she has, on many occasions, shown she can be heroic, possess loyalty, care about others, or, at least, have some degree of morality. In the final events of Sonic Adventure 2she helped save the planet. In Sonic Heroesshe jumped between Shadow and Omega 's fight as the mediator.
In Sonic Battle, when Shadow was injured and needed a place to stay, Rouge helped him. In Shadow the Hedgehogshe did other laudable things, such as rescuing a Chaos Emerald from the doomed mainframe, destroying the evil monster Black Bulland assisting Shadow in defeating Black Doom as well as showing concern for his welfare at the end of the game.
She also isn't fond of hearing Omega constantly talking about vengeance. Recently, she has been seen less selfish, as can be seen by her actions towards Shadow in Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Rivals.
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However, as shown in her portrayal in Sonic Free Riderswhich depicts her as very cold and callous from her desire for the cash prize, suggesting she still possesses her interest in jewels and riches. This is proved as she couldn't care less that her robot team member broke down and even went on to insult it as well.
Powers and abilities Physical abilities Rouge possesses enormous physical strength that rivals that of Knuckles the Echidna 's. However, whereas Knuckles' strength lies in his upper body, Rouge's lies in her lower body, particularly in her legs and feet, giving her enormous kicking power.
With her kicks, she can shatter boulders, slice through metal, or even leave dents in thick steel walls. He also likes cheese and crackers. Knuckles explains what happened after Sonic saves his life. Knuckles is then happy and generous towards The Hedgehogs. Games storyline Spoiler warning: Knuckles lives on Angel Island which hovers in the sky thanks to the power of the Master Emerald, which he is charged with guarding.
Knuckles is the last surviving member of the Echidna people who once inhabited the island. Due to his rather remote location and the fact that he rarely strays far from his duty, Knuckles is often alone, and as thus can be quite antisocial and distrusting, but on the other side, he is often quite gullible.
One example of this gullibility is the belief that he held throughout Sonic the Hedgehog 3: Robotnik was trying to protect it. Robotnik, of course, had lied to Knuckles, and was planning on using the emerald to power his space station, the Death Egg. Knuckles then joined Sonic and Tails in their quest to stop the villain. Knuckles has been a sometimes reluctant friend to Sonic and Tails since then, sharing many of their adventures, getting tricked by Dr.
Robotnik, and catching the thieving eye of a certain white bat named Rouge, who tries to steal the Master Emerald for herself Sonic Adventure 2. Aside from appearances in the main Sonic series, Knuckles featured prominently in Knuckles Chaotix, a relatively unknown spin-off title developed for Sega 32X.
The game also introduced Team Chaotix, a group of comical misfits. Fleetway storyline Knuckles is a character in Fleetway's Sonic the Comic. In Sonic the Comic, Knuckles is depicted as at first being the last of his kind, and bears the burden of guarding the Master Emerald and Chaos Emeralds alone.
When the Death Egg crashed on the island, Knuckles was briefly duped by Doctor Robotnik into believing Sonic was a dangerous villain who plotted to steal the Island's Chaos Emeralds. Knuckles, however, didn't trust Robotnik enough to tell him that the Master Emerald - which could control the others - was on the island, and when Robotnik tried to absorb the Emerald's power into himself, Knuckles used the Master Emerald to defeat him.
Knuckles spent the next few months destroying every trace of Robotnik's influence on the Floating Island, including the entire Carnival Night Zone, and assisted Sonic both when his secret base came under attack by a Badnik army and when Robotnik established a base in the Ice Cap Zone.
Finally, the two heroes teamed up to destroy the Death Egg before it could launch - which they failed to do, and worse Knuckles had failed to stop Robotnik's Metallix from stealing the Master Emerald to power the Death Egg! While Sonic fought to retrieve the Emerald, Knuckles used ancient echidna technology to pilot the Floating Island and open fire on the Death Egg with Chaos Energy blasts, finally downing the craft. With the Master Emerald returned, Knuckles owed a debt to Sonic and, despite preferring privacy, agreed to hide the entire population of Emerald Hill Zone in the Mushroom Hill Zone to keep them safe from Robotnik's wrath.
Whilst the arrangement was generally stress-free, the villagers swiftly demanded to be returned home when Robotnik was overthrown. In the story "The Homecoming", Knuckles discovered that a elderly, white-furred echidna named Dr. Zachary had appeared on the Floating Island. He had the robot destroy the Master Emerald and absorb its power, leaving the Island to crash while he destroyed Mobius, but Knuckles stopped him using the robot's head as a brief substitute Emerald Zachary apparently perished as he fell from the Island, but later returned, with a part-robot body, working for Robotnik.
It was hinted that he knew where the echidnas had vanished to, but his story was left unfinished at the end of the comic. Knuckles retrieved a new Emerald from the echidna's Sacred Emerald Mines, which existed in a haunted graveyard. In doing so, he had to face the spirit of the Koyunhi, a race of Styrakosaurus' who were unwittingly hunted to extinction by the echidnas, and take responsibility for their death. He then was roped into helping Captain Plunder and his Sky Pirates launch a heist on an alien galleon, in return for a chest of ancient echidna documents that could help him with the Island's ancient computer systems.
Knuckles trekked across Mobius with the chest, fighting the occasional villain as he went, before finally returning to the Island. When Robotnik was overthrown, Knuckles spent his days with Porker Lewis trying to uncover the mysteries of his lost people.
Knuckles is also one of the few to know of Tails' legendary status in the Nameless Zone, a fact he became aware of when he followed Tails through a portal mistakenly believing the young fox was being kidnapped.
The Nameless Zone residents came to the conclusion that Knuckles was actually Sonic, whom Tails had claimed was his sidekick. Far from blowing Tails' cover, Knuckles was delighted to meet people who didn't worship his rival and played along. The last STC storyline revealed that the ancient echidnas had been at war with the alien Drakon Empire, who invented the Chaos Emeralds; Knuckles was alive back then and served as the leader of the echidna's army.
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It is presumed by Sonic that Knuckles was placed in suspended animation for unknown reasons and lost his memory. Nigel Kitching's original plan was to reveal that the outcome of the war was that the Drakons were driven back but the only surviving echidnas were Drakon slaves scattered across the Empire and that Zachary was one of these echidnas.
Archie storyline In the American comic published by Archie ComicsKnuckles is the sixteenth guardian of the Floating island. Knuckles initially lived alone, his objective in life being to protect it for many years until he learned of his noble heritage and the whereabouts of his people. His place in life was established centuries before his birth, as a descendant from Edmund who would be the first guardian.
Locke, Knuckles' father, would marry Lara-le from the House of Arian. After a couple of years married, Knuckles was born. However, without the knowledge or consent from his wife, Locke would subject Knuckles' egg to large doses of chaos radiation. The intent behind this was to create a guardian that surpassed the abilities achieved by his ancestors. Locke also experimented on himself prior to Knuckles' birth to achieve this result. After Knuckles hatched from his egg, it wasn't long until he sported intellect and abilities that were very abnormal in children his age.
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It was at the age of three where Locke decided training would begin for Knuckles as the next guardian. The decision clashed with Lara-le's idea on raising her son, and the dispute would end their marriage.
However, Locke would win custody of Knuckles and at the age of five, Locke would remove Knuckles and himself from echidna society and would return to the Floating Island.
Luckily, Knuckles smashed the rock to pieces, allowing the Tornado 2 to land safely. However, at one point, they were forced to the surface when Dr. Upon witnessing the destruction, and Tails fighting Missile Wrist in the Tornado 2, Amy headed to the roof, leaving Knuckles to follow via the stairs, making it to the roof before Amy, but he was unable to stop her from attacking Missile Wrist and being taken prisoner, with Eggman threatening to have her squeezed to death if Knuckles tried to help.
SWAT arrived and ordered everyone to stay where they were. Knuckles felt like they were calling him a coward and glowed with anger, but when Tails picked everyone up on the Tornado 2, Knuckles decided that the heavily-armed soldiers were not worth his time and fled with Sonic and the others, only to break off and glide away to his own intentions.
Falling for it, Knuckles had Sonic face him in a one-on-one fight in the Silver Valleyonly to learn then that he had been tricked by Eggman when Tails, Amy, and Chris got taken prisoner in E Pumpty. Knuckles made amends with Sonic and together rescued their friends from Pumpty, while Knuckles got some payback on Eggman for tricking him. When Knuckles thought that playing baseball for the emerald was a waste of time, Sonic and his friends played off of Knuckles' pride and ego, taunting him into joining their team to defeat Eggman.
However, while Knuckles did a pretty good job of scoring some home runs and putting Sonic's team in the lead, Eggman played dirty and had one of his Ballios attach its head to Sonic, threatening to detonate and severely injure Sonic in the process. Luckily, Knuckles was able to knock the Ballios off Sonic so it exploded harmlessly in the sky, but it gave Eggman the chance to escape with the Chaos Emerald and his remaining Ballios.
However, they were spotted by Eggman's robot lackeys, Decoe and Bocoeand locked inside. Knuckles and Rouge tried to break down the door to little success until it was smashed off its hinges by Sonic, powered up by the two Chaos Emeralds he had retrieved from Eggman. Knuckles and Rouge got into an argument before Topaz ends it by reminding them of the explosives about to detonate and they had to get out at once.
They escaped onto the beach just in time before the explosives wiped out Eggman's headquarters. Knuckles picked a fight with the " Bruiser Boys " in a local bar, before another man, Li Yanagreed to take Knuckles to Hawk.
However, Li Yan instead put Knuckles in the same cell Hawk is in. Knuckles soon discovered that Li Yan had a bug in the cell to eavesdrop on Hawk and Knuckles, but Knuckles waited until he was sure Li Yan was leaning in close to his radio before shouting directly into the bug from close range, knocking Li Yan out cold, and buying Hawk and Knuckles time to escape before the Bruiser Boys came to check the cell.
Taking a rickshaw to an old subway station, Hawk and Knuckles headed down to the tracks where Hawk retrieved the Emerald, only to be captured by the rickshaw driver, revealed to be Eggman's E Lady Ninja.
The resulting battle collapsed the tunnel, but Knuckles and Hawk escaped, with the Emerald left buried in the rubble. Back at Hawk's house, Knuckles found his Shovel Clawsand used them to retrieve the Emerald, only to learn that Hawk had been kidnapped by Lady Ninja. What followed was a chase that resulted in the Lady Ninja nearly getting the Emerald from Hawk, but when Knuckles tried stopping her from escaping, Hawk soaked her with water, short-circuiting her and allowing Knuckles to deliver the finishing blow.
With the Emerald in his possession, Knuckles left Hawk and Oriental City, promising to return someday.