Full Name: Knuckles the Echidna
Function: Angel Island Guardian
Species: Mobian Echidna
Series: Sonic the Hedgehog-3
Quote: "I'll probably be on this floating island forever, guarding the Master Emerald again. I may not know the whole story behind this, but perhaps it's better that way."
Profile: Knuckles the Echidna is, to be certain, the most stubborn, quick tempered, gullible Mobians ever known. That said, there are worse people out there. Knuckles is the last Guardian of Angel Island, the protector of the Master Emerald, a job he takes very seriously to the point where any outsider is potentially a suspect. Despite being very suspicious, and wary of outside threats, Knuckles has the misfortune of being incredibly gullible, a trait that has been exploited on several occasions. Despite is stubborn tendencies, one can usually convince him to listen to reason. Knuckles maintains an alliance with the Knothole Freedom Fighters through friendship with Princess Sally Acorn, and Sonic the Hedgehog, the latter of whom he considers to be a great annoyance, and a bringer of trouble every time he shows up. Nevertheless, Knuckles demonstrates remarkable teamwork ability when it's called for, demonstrating time and time again that they can deal a lot of damage when they put their rivalry aside, and proving the despite his many flaws, Knuckles is a genuinely good guy. Unification into the Multiverse has brought about an all knew set of threats to Angel island, and having Unified in the middle of a War, Knuckles wants no part of it, and will do anything to maintain a state of neutrality, and protect the island, and the Master Emerald.
Height: 3ft 7in
Equipment and Resources
- Angel Island: The Island that floats in the skies, Angel Island is Knuckle's home, and as the Guardian of the Island, Knuckles has learned to navigate the island with ease. He knows every inch of the island by heart, and he can allowing him to get around faster through shortcuts, and to hinder the progress of any foe using the environment and traps hidden around the island.
- Master Emerald: A massive green gem of boundless power, and is the means through which Angel Island is able to stay afloat in the sky, and it is Knuckles's duty as Guardian to protect it. The Master Emerald has the power to control everything that the Chaos Emeralds can do, enhancing and negating the power of the Chaos Emeralds. Knuckles is able to speak to, command and control the Master Emerald, though he adamantly refuses to abuse its power.
Skills and Abilities
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Knuckles is very strong for a Mobian his size. In fact, he's one of the strongest Mobians alive, a claim to fame which is undisputed. Knuckles is capable of lifting objects many times his own size and weight, and he's capable of shattering boulders in a single punch, and even shatter the Master Emerald into shards. As far as brute strength goes, Knuckles is a force to be reckoned with.
- Speedster: While not as fast as a certain blue hedgehog, Knuckles is still a very fast rodent, and is more than capable of keeping up with those who are faster than him especially when he applies liberal usage of shortcuts, even if he has to make them himself.
- Knuckle Barbs: The eponymous knuckles upon his fists not only function for inflicting greater damage when he strikes an opponent, they also allow for him to better climb vertical inclines, as well as enhance his natural digging ability.
- Gliding: An acquired skill through the use of trapping air beneath his dreadlocks, Knuckles is able to glide through the sky as long as he wants, so long as he has enough air keeping him up.
- Hyper Knuckles: By gathering together the seven Chaos Emeralds and enough Power Rings, Knuckles is able to attain a Super Transformation and become Hyper Knuckles. This state endows him with enhanced speed, strength, near invulnerability, and even flight. The compromise in the transformation is that the immense increase in power is sustained by Power Rings, the power of which is drained over time. (Aura Flare: 33—>35)