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Encyclopedia > Knuckles the Echidna (Archie character)
Knuckles the Echidna
Publisher Archie Comics
First appearance Sonic the Hedgehog #13
Created by Ken Penders
Characteristics
Alter ego Knuckles of the House of Edmund
Affiliations Sonic the Hedgehog, Chaotix, Brotherhood of Guardians, Kingdom of Acorn, Freedom Fighters
Abilities Super strength, Reality warping abilities derived from Chaos energy, Skilled martial artist

In the American comic published by Archie Comics, Knuckles is the eighteenth guardian of the Floating Island. He lives on the planet Mobius on the flying landmass known as Angel Island. He is supported by the Chaotix, and often works together with Sonic the Hedgehog and the Freedom Fighters. 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 characters created by Bob Montana. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... In the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog universe, Sonic lives on Planet Mobius in Knothole Village. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ... The House of Acorn is a royal family of anthropomorphic squirrels from the Sonic the Hedgehog SatAM cartoon and Archie Comics // Members The House of Acorn has several prominent members, including: Maximillian Acorn See main article. ... Sally Acorn, Antoine DCoolette, Bunnie Rabbot, and Rotor Walrus are members of the Knothole Village Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters are characters in several of the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universes. ... The cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #1, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Mobius is the planet that the Sonic the Hedgehog characters are from in the comic book series made by Archie Comics (United States) and Fleetway (UK) , and in all three American cartoons, including the light-hearted Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ABC cartoon Sonic the Hedgehog (known as SatAM... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ...

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Biography

Knuckles' Past

Knuckles initially lived alone, his objective in life being to protect the island 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 was the first Guardian. This continuity was the first to talk about Knuckles' relatives, introducing a group made up of his ancestors known as the Brotherhood of Guardians. Look up Noble in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Noble can refer to: Nobility, a hereditary caste Nobel Prize, awarded to people who have made outstanding contributions to society Noble gas, chemical elements in group 18 (old-style Group 0) of the periodic table Noble metal, metals that are resistant to... The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ...


Knuckles' father, Locke, married Lara-Le from the House of Arian. After Knuckles was born, and without the knowledge or consent from his wife, Locke subjected Knuckles' egg to large doses of Chaos radiation in order to create a guardian that surpassed the abilities achieved by his ancestors. After Knuckles hatched from his egg, he quickly sported intellect and abilities that were very abnormal in children his age. Locke wanted to begin Knuckles' training as guardian at three, however Lara-le didn't want Knuckles to be raised this way, and the dispute ended their marriage. Locke won custody of Knuckles when he was five, and retreated to the Floating Island. Like his childhood friend Princess Sally Acorn, Knuckles would be to an extent secluded as a child, learning history, mathematics, geography, sciences, and other issues a guardian would need to know in order to perform his job effectively. When Knuckles was ten, Locke journeyed to the Forbidden Zone with the confidence that Knuckles could be the next guardian. Locke then joined the Brotherhood in Haven. This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Sally of Mobius (Sally Acorn or Princess Sally Alicia Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the North American Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons (commonly referred to by fans as SatAM) in 1994 and Archies Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ...


Present

Years later, Knuckles became the guardian his father hoped for. With Princess Sally no longer able to see Knuckles now that Robotnik took over her father's city, his only friend would be the cockatoo catweazle. Later on he became friends with Vector, Espio, Mighty, and Charmy-- soon to be members of the Chaotix. He was also mentored by Archimedes the fire ant since Guardians had previously relied on fire ants for this purpose. Knuckles later found confrontation with Enerjak, who would turn out to be Dimitri, his great uncle. Later, Knuckles found himself confronted by the Dark Legion, a group founded by Dimitri's descendants, including his female arch-nemesis Lien-Da. Vector the Crocodile is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and leader of the Chaotix detective team who debuted in the game Knuckles Chaotix. ... Espio the Chameleon is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. ... Mighty the Armadillo is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Charmy Bee is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and a member of the Chaotix detective team. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... 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. ... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic). ... Lien-Da (a. ...


Since then, Echidnaopolis was restored to the Floating Island. Knuckles then learned of his ancestry, reunited with family, and still struggled with his personal life. He had to bear the weight of being a living Chaos Emerald, while trying to be a normal guy. Knuckles later undertook an evolution that changed his pigment, and awakened greater powers. He died in a battle against Mammoth Mogul to protect his former enemy Dimitri, and then later came back to life after rejecting the ability to become one with the Chaos Force. Because of this, Knuckles lost his powers after he thwarted an earthquake on the battlegrounds with the Xorda. According to the prophecy of the Ancient Walkers, the "Avatar"(Knuckles) would bypass death and deliver the world from its suffering. Mammoth Mogul is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... In the various Sonic the Hedgehog continuities, there are several instances where the characters encounter extraterrestrials. ... In the fictional Sonic the Hedgehog universe, there are several characters who fall under the classification of deity. ...


Although he was prohibited to return to the Angel Island, Knuckles gathered the approval to go back by Sally. He then learned that Eggman had enslaved the populace and had the Dingo population enforcing his will in a Nazi fashion. In the heat of the ensued battle, Knuckles' regained his powers and became Super Knuckles, and the people praised him Avatar. After realizing that the rest of the world suffered like his people, Knuckles gained the will to extend his services beyond the Angel Island, much to the disapproval of his father Locke.[1] Since that time, Knuckles and the Chaotix have lived in Knothole Village, working together with the Freedom Fighters. This choice of residence resulted in Knuckles becoming involved in battles against the likes of the Destructix and Ixis Naugus. Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Knuckles the Echidna ) is a fictional character within the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universe of video games, television shows and comics. ... In the fictional universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, Knothole Village is the hidden base of operations for the Freedom Fighters, a small band (led by Sonic the Hedgehog and Princess Sally Acorn) dedicated to overthrowing the evil Dr. Robotnik. ... Sally Acorn, Antoine DCoolette, Bunnie Rabbot, and Rotor Walrus are members of the Knothole Village Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters are characters in several of the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universes. ... The Destructix are an organzation 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...


Possible Futures

Knuckles as he appears in the Mobius: 25 Years Later future.
Knuckles as he appears in the Mobius: 25 Years Later future.

A variety of Knuckles from alternate futures also exist. These include a future Knuckles who goes insane after absorbing a massive amount of Chaos energy and becomes leader of the Dark Legion. In order to protect their daughter Lara-Su from the knowledge of what her father had become, Julie-Su told her that Knuckles had been killed by Constable Remington. After Lara-Su traveled back in time and tried to thwart the alleged assassination, her mother revealed to her the true fate of her father. Image File history File links Knuckles_25_Years_Later. ... Image File history File links Knuckles_25_Years_Later. ... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic). ... The Brotherhood of Guardians is an organization in the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic) series. ... This article is for minor characters that appear exclusively in the SatAM and Archie comics continuity. ...


The main future Knuckles appears in Mobius: 25 Years Later. This Knuckles is a powerful polictical figure in his role as Guardian, and is paired with Julie-Su. Due to their shared opinion that commitment matters more than ceremony, the two are not officially married, but have a daughter named Lara-Su. In this future, Knuckles and Sonic have had some bad shared history, leading to repeated disputes between them. Among these is an incident where, after becoming Chaos Knuckles once more, Knuckles attempted to remake Mobius as he saw fit following his defeat of Dr. Eggman. Before he could carry out his plan in full, Sonic stopped him with an alien device, thus robbing Knuckles of his right eye. Refusing to have it replaced with a cloned organ citing religous beliefs, Knuckles instead had a cybernetic right eye implanted that allows him to see in all spectrums.


Together with Sonic, Knuckles was brought into the confidence of Rotor and Cobar, who discovered the imminent collapse of Mobius' timeline. Putting aside their differences, Knuckles and Sonic agreed to work together in hopes of saving their shared planet. Before setting out on this mission, Knuckles granted his daughter Lara-Su's request to become the next Guardian, something he had refused for some time beforehand. However, Lara snuck aboard his transport, and when Sonic was sent into the past using the Tachyon Displacement chamber, Lara-Su disappeared as well. Rotor the Walrus, as he appears on SatAM Sonic The Hedgehog Rotor the Walrus is a protagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog animated series, or SatAM for short as well as the ongoing comic book series Sonic the Hedgehog, serving as the freedom fighters resident mechanic and inventor, Rotor... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic). ...


In the alternate Mobius: 25 Years Later, Knuckles retains his memories of the original timeline due to having been next to the Tachyon Displacement Chamber when it went off. This time around, Knuckles became chief enforcer to Shadow, who became the despotic ruler of Mobius. Among his assignments were capturing not only the returning Lara-Su and Sonic, but also Tails. Held captive, the trio had to convince Knuckles that Shadow's rule was not the best thing for Mobius. Knuckles soon revealed to the three, and Rotor, that he didn't take them prisoner for real, and that he had planned the fake arrest from the very beginning so that he, Tails, Lara-Su and Sonic could rebel against King Shadow together.

Love Life

In the comics, Knuckles developed a relationship with Julie-Su, a former Dark Legion member that defected to be with him. The two are linked by a sixth sense known as the Soultouch, which showed them that they were destined to be together. Because of their similar personalities, the two are very close. The creators of the comic have stated that Knuckles and Julie-Su will never have an actual marriage in the comics, likely stemming from the fact that, like Sonic getting married, this would ruin the series. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Rouge the Bat has also made advances towards Knuckles, but due to his connection to Julie-Su and Knuckles displaying vehement dislike for her, it is unlikely that this will go anywhere. As if that weren't enough, Rouge has demonstrated that she has no romantic feelings for Knuckles; she simply wants to use him to get to the Master Emerald. In the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Rouge the Bat ) is a female anthropomorphic bat, who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ...


Abilities

Due to having altered DNA from his father's genetic experiments, Knuckles has strength far beyond that of an average Mobian. Knuckles also commands many of his abilities from the video games, including the power to glide and amazing burrowing ability.


In addition, exposure to the Master 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. The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ...


Transformation

Like Sonic, Knuckles has a variety of powered-up forms that he can assume.

See main article.

In the various official Sonic the Hedgehog series media, a variety of Super Forms appear. ...

Alternate selves

Like several characters in the Archie Comics continuity, Knuckles has been depicted has having multiple counterparts in other realities. Among these counterparts are Anti-Knuckles, a version of Knuckles from the Anti-universe, which is the evil version of the main Sonic universe. Anti-Knuckles, like Knuckles, guards the Master Emerald, but is otherwise vastly different from his main universe counterpart. He is a pacifist, lives on an undersea island, and speaks with an Irish accent. He acts as rival to Evil Sonic. The cover of Sonic the Hedgehog #1, published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Scourge the Hedgehog (originally referred to as Evil Sonic) is a recurring villain found only in the Archie Comics series. ...


Knuckles also has a counterpart named Tuxedo Knux, from a Sailor Moon themed version of Mobius. This version of Knuckles wears the tuxedo, cape, and mask of character Tuxedo Mask, and his weapon is also a thrown rose. This version is also the boyfriend of Sally Moon, that dimension's Sally Acorn. Sailor Moon , officially translated as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon) is the title of a famous media franchise created by Japanese manga artist Naoko Takeuchi. ... Mamoru Chiba Mamoru Chiba (地場 衛 Chiba Mamoru) is the only major male human character appearing in the manga and anime known as Sailor Moon. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Sally of Mobius (Sally Acorn or Princess Sally Alicia Acorn) is a fictional character appearing in the North American Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons (commonly referred to by fans as SatAM) in 1994 and Archies Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ...


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