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Angel Island (formerly called the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. It was first introduced in the video game Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... Uros island Floating islands are a common natural phenomenon that are found in many parts of the world. ... Sonics character has been redesigned with age through the years. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ...


The island is the home of the Master Emerald, a large and powerful green gem that is protected by Knuckles the Echidna and also keeps the Angel Island itself suspended in the sky. The Master Emerald is able to control the Chaos Emeralds, which are an important plot device in many Sonic the Hedgehog stories and games. In some continuities, there is a selection of Chaos Emeralds on the island itself. The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ... Knuckles, as seen in Shadow the Hedgehog Knuckles the Echidna is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, television shows and comics. ... A Chaos Emerald is a mystic item that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, allowing the holder of all 7 of them to achieve ultimate power, and certain characters from the Sonic world can transform into a super form as a result of this (see Super Sonic). ...

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History

According to most versions of the story, when Dr. Eggman's Death Egg crashed on Angel Island at the end of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, he tricked the Master Emerald's guardian, Knuckles the Echidna, into thinking that Sonic wanted to steal the Master Emerald, when it was actually Eggman who wanted it. Sonic managed to convince Knuckles of his innocence, after which they stopped Eggman together and became friends. Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Dr. Eggman as seen on Sonic X. In Sonic the Hedgehog video games, Doctor Eggman (in modern-day and Japanese versions), or Doctor Ivo Robotnik (early United States and European versions), is the archnemesis of Sonic the Hedgehog. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Knuckles, as seen in Shadow the Hedgehog Knuckles the Echidna is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games, television shows and comics. ...


The Angel Island has served as a location for several events in many Sonic the Hedgehog games, and has also appeared in other related media. It was an important location in the Fleetway comic, Sonic the Comic, though its introduction occurred much as it did during the games themselves. Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ...


The Angel Island has fallen to sea level several times since its first appearance. It fell for the first time when Eggman stole the Master Emerald in Sonic 3 & Knuckles, and has fallen several times in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 when the Master Emerald was shattered. Both games involved long stretches in which Knuckles (and later, Rouge the Bat) searched for fragments of the Master Emerald. The reasons behind the island's dependency on the Master Emerald to remain floating, as well as its existence on the island in the first place, was mostly explained in Sonic Adventure. Sonic & Knuckles title screen Sonic & Knuckles is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic Adventure (ソニックアドベンチャー in Japanese) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic Adventure 2 is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Rouge artwork from Sonic Riders. ...


The idea of a levitating island goes back at least as far as Nephelokokkygia ("Cloud Cuckoo Land"), the airborne city of birds from Aristophanes' play The Birds; another example is Laputa from Johnathan Swift's novel Gulliver's Travels. The Angel Island is likely to have been inspired by Hayao Miyazaki's interpretation of Laputa - a lost city, like a flying Atlantis - seen in his animated movie Castle in the Sky. Bust of Aristophanes Aristophanes (c. ... The Birds (Ornithes) is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes in 414 BC, and performed that year for the Festival of Dionysus. ... Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 - October 19, 1745) was an Anglo-Irish writer and satirist. ... Gulliver Gullivers Travels (1726, amended 1735) is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travellers tales literary sub-genre. ... // Portrait of animator Hayao Miyazaki. ... Athanasius Kirchers map of a possible Atlantis location. ... LAPUTA: Castle in the Sky ( Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta), or Castle in the Sky in Disneys dub, is a 1986 animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. ...


The floating islands in both Castle in the Sky and Sonic the Comic are home to ancient robots. Apart from tentacle-like arms the designs are quite different; it could be argued that the comic's authors were aware of Miyazaki's film and its likely influence on Sonic, and included another nod. LAPUTA: Castle in the Sky ( Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta), or Castle in the Sky in Disneys dub, is a 1986 animated film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. ... Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ...


Archie Comics

The Archie Comics have a more developed storyline on Angel Island. According to history, the Island was once a part of the continent of Downunda, and home to the Echidna city of Echidnaopolis. However, a massive body known as the White Comet came towards the area on a collision course. In order to save themselves, the Echidnas used 14 Chaos Emeralds to raise their city and a portion of the surrounding area into the sky, thus creating the Floating Island and the Great Crater. The Island was renamed Angel Island after the Echidna Angel-La. Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenagers Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, and Forsythe Jughead Jones. ...


Appearances as a zone

Sonic 3

Angel Island Zone is the name of the first zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, where Knuckles is introduced. The environment of the stage is that of the tropical beach resort similar to Green Hill Zone (of Sonic 1) and Emerald Hill Zone (of Sonic 2) with the exception that halfway through, the zone gets firebombed by Eggman and ends up in flames. However, the entire game of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (as well as its immediate follow-up, Sonic & Knuckles) was set on what is now known as the Angel Island (but was then known generally as the Floating Island). Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic the Hedgehog title screen Sonic the Hedgehog is the platform game that started off the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 2, or simply Sonic 2, is a platform game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis. ... Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. ...


Sonic Advance Series

Angel Island Zone is also the fifth zone in Sonic Advance. This time, however, the zone is not a beach area but one of mountains and ancient ruins most similar to Marble Garden Zone from Sonic 3. Ice Mountain Zone Sonic Advance is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps, and published by THQ for GameBoy Advance. ...


Angel Island is also home of the seventh zone in Sonic Advance 3. The zone was called Chaos Angel, mainly because the island was all destroyed in the levels. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Altar Emerald, located in Angel island is were the final boss fight between Sonic & his friends and Gemerl takes place in the game Sonic Advance 3. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Sources

The Angel Island has been referenced in the games Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic & Knuckles, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Advance , Sonic Advance 3 and in the comic Sonic the Comic. Sonic Advance 2 has a level called Sky Canyon that, if the game's map is accurate, is set on the Island, but this is never confirmed in writing. Sonic the Hedgehog 3, often abbreviated and officially known in Europe as Sonic 3, is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Sonic & Knuckles is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1994. ... Sonic Adventure (ソニックアドベンチャー in Japanese) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Sonic Adventure 2 is a video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Sega Dreamcast. ... Ice Mountain Zone Sonic Advance is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps, and published by THQ for GameBoy Advance. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published by Fleetway Editions (the merged companies Fleetway and London Editions, which progressively became integrated with its parent company Egmont until it became known as Egmont Magazines) between 1993 and 2002. ... Leaf Forest Zone Sonic Advance 2 is a platform game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Dimps and published by THQ for the Game Boy Advance. ...


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Angel Island (Sonic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (840 words)
Angel Island (formerly called the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series.
The island is the home of the Master Emerald, a large and powerful green gem that is protected by Knuckles the Echidna and also keeps the Angel Island itself suspended in the sky.
Angel Island Zone is the name of the first zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 3, where Knuckles is introduced.
Floating island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (660 words)
Floating artificial islands are generally made of bundled reeds, and the best known examples are those of the Uros people of Lake Titikaka, Peru, who build their villages upon what are in effect huge rafts of bundled totora reeds.
A "floating island" in fiction (sometimes called a "flying island"), is a fictitious landmass that flies above the surface of the earth (or in some cases through the depths of space), defying gravity.
A well-known floating island in popular culture is the Angel Island of the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
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