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Encyclopedia > Echidnas (Sonic the Hedgehog)
Ancient Echidna warriors as seen in Sonic Adventure.

Echidnas in the video game, comic book, and television series fiction of Sonic the Hedgehog, are anthropomorphic, dreadlocked animals that stand out from the other humanoid animals. This stems from the fact that in the various continuities, they are either extinct or the most technologically advanced race on the planet that they inhabit. A popular depiction in both comics and games is that their fur is always a shade of red (including brown, orange and pink). Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Species Genus Tachyglossus    T. aculeatus Genus Zaglossus    Z. attenboroughi    Z. bruijnii    Z. bartoni    â€ Z. hacketti    â€ Z. robustus Genus †Megalibgwilia    â€ M. ramsayi    â€ M. robusta For other senses of this word, see echidna (disambiguation). ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dreadlocks are ropy mats of hair that have been allowed to grow out over time. ... The term humanoid refers to any being whose body structure resembles that of a human. ...

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Games

As seen in Sonic Adventure, the Echidnas, called the "Knuckles tribe" in Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, were several thousand years ago a peaceful, Maya-like civilization with sharp knuckles that lived in the area that is now known as the Mystic Ruins. However, after a chief named Pachacamac took over after his mother, the Echidnas became a warring race, attacking and conquering the surrounding areas[1]. After they discovered the mysterious Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald, Pachacamac and the Echidnas deducted that the powerful gems would help them a lot in their conquest[1]. Despite his daughter Tikal's protests, Pachacamac and his warriors stormed the altar containing the Emeralds. After harming most of the Chao living there in the process, the guardian of the Emeralds and the Chao, Chaos, appeared and annihilated most of the Echidnas in a fit of rage. Tikal managed to seal the angered creature and herself inside the Master Emerald, and the island that the Master Emerald was placed upon was surged with Chaos energy due to the lack of Chaos Emeralds to neutralize it, and the island was sent into the sky along with the surviving Echidnas. Sonic Adventureソニックアドベンチャー ) 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 videogame made by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast. ... The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its spectacular art, monumental architecture, and sophisticated mathematical and astronomical systems. ... Mystic Ruins is a fictional location and an Adventure Field in the video game Sonic Adventure and its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Directors Cut. ... Chief can refer to : Paramount chief is the highest political leader in a region or country typically administered with a chief-based system. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have dozens of minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ... Tikal ) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog game series of games released by Sega. ... A Chao (pronounced , or chow, singular and plural form Chao) is an artificially intelligent, virtually generated lifeform from the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... Chaos ) is a fictional character and the main antagonist in the video game Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast. ...


The Echidnas stayed on the floating island, named Angel Island, where they protected Master Emerald from harm. They apparently tried rebuilding their civilization on the island, as it is filled with ruins from a city, a complicated water system, and a pyramid. They also built the Hidden Palace, a new altar for the Master Emerald situated deep inside a volcano, and the Sky Sanctuary, a group of ruins hovering high above the island itself. Several thousand years later, Knuckles the Echidna was the only Echidna left[2], protecting the Master Emerald with his life. Angel Island, as seen in Sonic X. Angel Island (formerly called and also known as the Floating Island) is a fictional island floating high in the air in the world of the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series. ... A rectangular base pyramid A pyramid is any three-dimensional structure where the upper surfaces are triangular and converge on one point. ... Screenshot from the Sonic 3 & Knuckles version of Hidden Palace. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ...


Sonic the Hedgehog (comics)

The Sonic the Hedgehog comics published by Archie Comics, contrary to most of the storylines, features the Echidna race as alive and well. They are depicted as Mobius' most technologically sophisticated race[citation needed]. The Echidnas are traditionally found in one of two locations: Angel Island or the hidden island of Albion. According to Echidna culture, when a female Echidna reaches the age of sixteen, she is introduced to society as a young lady, similar to the tradition of the debutante ball. Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th anniversary issue published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Mobius may refer to: In mathematics, the mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius, and several mathematical concepts discovered by him, including: The Möbius strip - an object with one surface and one edge The Möbius function, Möbius transform, and Möbius inversion formula of number theory The Möbius... A debutante ball, or debs, is the Irish equivalent to the USAs proms. ...


An Echidna sixth sense called the the Soultouch allows Echidnas to identify their soulmates. However, the Soultouch apparently isn't perfect, as Knuckles' parents Locke and Lara-Le recognized each other through it, but later divorced with her remarrying. The only other couples confirmed to have had the Soultouch are Knuckles' great-grandfather Athair and his wife Crystal-La, though it can be presumed that all other Echidna couples featured in the comics have also felt it. Locke the Echidna is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog TV Series and comic series of the same name. ... Athair is a fictional character from the equally fictious universes of the comic books and TV series based on the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. ...


Cities

Albion

The original homeland of the Echidnas, Albion is an island located near Mercia. For many years, the people lived there in contentment. However, there were those among them who were adventurous, and they departed, later going on to found Echidnaopolis. Albion is home to Councilor Gala-Na, a female Echidna who seems to be very self righteous. In the past, she has used Albion's facilities in attempts to disassemble Mercia's Roboticized High Sheriff and to forcibly extract the Chaos powers of Knuckles the Echidna. As a result, Albion has become alienated from the rest of Mobius. In the ancient past, the Albion Knights of Aurora were responsible for the defeat of the original Order of Ixis. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of theSonic the Hedgehog TV Series and comic series of the same name. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Echidnaopolis

The only city on Angel Island, Echidnaopolis was founded centuries ago by travelers from Albion in the country of Down Unda. They remained there for many years, until the city was threatened by the White Comet. Knuckles' scientist ancestors used the energies of 7 Chaos Emeralds to lift the city and part of the surrounding landscape into the sky, leading to the creation of Angel Island, which was named for the female Echidna Angel-La. Part of the population left before the city was raised, becoming the Lost Tribe, which eventually found its way back to Albion. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


For the past few centuries, Echidnaopolis has become embroiled in war as its citizens battled the Dark Legion, a group of technocrats who broke off from the main population of Echidnas in the city. To protect it from nuclear attack, the city was beamed into another Zone for a time, and only returned when the barriers were erased by Dr. Robotnik's Ultimate Annihilator. It now serves as the home for the more important Echidna characters, and also for the Chaotix, Knuckles' allies. A cyber-enhanced solider of the Dark Legion The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... 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. ... Three of its members as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...


Portal

Angel Island's second city first appears in Mobius: 25 Years Later. The gateway city of Portal functions as Angel Island's chief link of commerce and travel with the mainland continents of Mobius. King Sonic is found here by Tails and Lara-Su following the alteration of the timestream.


Organizations

Albion Knights of Aurora

An order of knights dedicated to the Mobian goddess Aurora, the Albion Knights' name indicates that they were based in the Echidnas' native city. Much of their exploits are unknown, but the Albion Knights are known to have crushed the Order of Ixis in their efforts to secure world domination, leaving only a few survivors: Mammoth Mogul and the three sorcerers who would later merge to become Ixis Naugus. Mammoth Mogul is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... In the fictional universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ixis Naugus (voiced by Michael Bell and Tim Curry) is a famed sorcerer who was known for creating the mysterious Void. He first appeared in the SatAM cartoon show (and would have become a more important villain had the show not been...


Echidna Security Team

Known more simply as the EST, the Echidna Security Team is essentially the police force of the city of Echidnaopolis. Presumably formed some time after the city's founding, it was led in modern times by Constable Remington. It's members served as something of a counter-army to both the Dark Legion and the Dingos, at least until the latter force formed an alliance with Dr. Robotnik. The EST was presumably disbanded after that, with its members winding up in prison camps. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the story lines of the Sonic the Hedgehog TV Series and comic series of the same name. ...


Brotherhood of Guardians

The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ...

Dark Legion

Main article: Dark Legion

A cyber-enhanced solider of the Dark Legion The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ...

In Sonic the Comic

8000 years in the past, the ancient Echidnas had established a technologically advanced civilisation (hunting the Kohenyu dinosaur species to extinction in the process) based in Megapolis City. This would be lost when the alien Drakon Empire invaded, looting the Echidna's sacred emerald mines and using the emeralds within as a source for their unstable Chaos Energy, intending to manufacture thousands of Chaos Emeralds and conquer the universe with them. Only seven were created, at which point the Echidnas under spiritual leader Pochacamac stole them; the Great War between Echidna and Drakon broke out soon after. Sonic the Comic, known to its many readers as STC, was a UK childrens comic published fortnightly 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 Drakon Empire are a group of fictional antagonists from the British publication, Sonic the Comic. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the present day, the Echidnas have all disappeared and nobody knows what happened to them. The Floating Island is covered with crumbling ruins - Megapolis, a few Zones such as Sandopolis, the ancient portals to the Special Zone (known to the echidnas as the Nightmare Country) and the Emerald Chamber, where the Chaos Emeralds reside. The main relics of this time are the Emeralds, the ancient Guardian Robots, and the ancient computer systems that control the path of the Floating Island, maintain its forcefield, and in times of real danger can fire energy blasts at enemy aircraft. Sonic 3s Special Stage The Special Zone (also called Special Stage) was an important part of the Sega Genesis/Megadrive Sonic the Hedgehog games. ...


Knuckles is one of only two living Echidnas; originally he lived as a warrior in the ancient past, fighting against the Drakons, but through means unknown he lives in the present as the Guardian of the Chaos Emeralds and has no memory of his past or his lost people. The other surviving Echidna is Doctor Zachary, an evil and aged cyborg misanthrope who wants to destroy the Floating Island and Mobius, and his origins are unclear. Doctor Zachary is a white cyborg echidna, who first appeared in Sonic the Comic #65 as an enemy of Knuckles the Echidna, and has featured more prominently in the online continuation of the series as leader of The Syndicate. ...


The unofficial online continuation Sonic The Comic - Online! expanded Echidna lore. The ancient Echidna princess and mystic Tikal was brought to the present, though she lost her memories, and it was revealed that the Emerald Hill Zone gained its name from the fact shards of the Chaos Emeralds were hidden in a bunker there by the Echidnas during the War. It also introduced Vichama, a seemingly powerful and murderous Echidna; in actual fact, the Echidna was just a vessel possessed by the Echidna's ancient God of Death, who later left the shell and began killing Zones. This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ...


In Sonic Underground

In the cartoon series Sonic Underground, two specimens of the Echidna race are known to exist: Knuckles and his great-grandfather Athair. It is unknown what has happened to the rest of the species, as the show did not go in depth on the situation. However, judging by the almost legendary status of Knuckles among Mobians, it is likely that the rest of the species is either extinct or lives in a hidden location. That said, in one episode Knuckles is shown giving orders to unknown persons manning anti-aircraft guns, and it was never explained who was doing that (though it's possible it was a form of computer system). Sonic Underground is an animated television series that follows the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings, pink hedgehog Sonia and green-hued Manic. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of illustrations with varied meanings that evolved from its original meaning. ... Sonic Underground is an animated television series that follows the adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings, pink hedgehog Sonia and green-hued Manic. ...


In Sonic X

The anime series Sonic X follows the plot of the more modern Sonic the Hedgehog games, with Knuckles and Tikal as the only Echidnas remaining, the rest having been destroyed by Chaos. The only major difference is that the ancient Echidna civilization came from Sonic's homeworld and that the ruins were transported via Chaos Control, instead of them being on Earth all along like in the games. Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Sonic X ) is an animated television series, featuring video game hero Sonic the Hedgehog based on the storylines of the Sonic Adventure series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


See also

Knuckles the Echidna ) is a video game character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have dozens of minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog universes and continuities have dozens of minor characters, many of whom are anthropomorphic animals. ... The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ... A cyber-enhanced solider of the Dark Legion The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Dimitri (also known as Enerjak) serves as the Robotnik-counterpart to Knuckles the Echidna (and Knuckless counterpart to Mammoth Mogul) in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... Julie-Su is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of comic books, released by Archie Comics. ... Lien-Da (a. ... Dr. Finitevus is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic). ... This article is for fictional characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise that appear exclusively in the Sonic the Comic continuity, produced by Fleetway. ... Species Genus Tachyglossus    T. aculeatus Genus Zaglossus    Z. attenboroughi    Z. bruijnii    Z. bartoni    â€ Z. hacketti    â€ Z. robustus Genus †Megalibgwilia    â€ M. ramsayi    â€ M. robusta For other senses of this word, see echidna (disambiguation). ...

References

  1. ^ a b Stated by Echidnas when spoken in Sonic Adventure
  2. ^ Sonic the Hedgehog 3 instruction manual, page 6: "Being the only living descendant of this lost civilization, Knuckles has become the guardian of the Chaos Emeralds which are the source of the island's special floating power".

 
 

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