Knuckles the Echidna is the organic counterpart to Metal Knuckles. He serves as a friendly rival to Sonic.

Knuckles the Echidna
Knuckles' Current Design.


Knuckles the Echidna

First Appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog 3






16 years old


Lawful neutral


Flight, digging, and a formidable punch

Birth Place

Angel Island


Knuckles was the guardian of the Master Emerald upon Angel Island. Sonic and he crossed paths for the first time when Dr. Robotnik invaded Angel Island. Sonic and Tails flew up to it in hopes of stopping Dr. Robotnik, only to be stopped by Knuckles, thinking them to be enemies. Eventually, the two teamed up and defeated Dr. Robotnik, becoming friendly rivals after that.

Sonic R

Knuckles became interested in the World Grand Prix after noticing Sonic joined. Always looking for an opportunity to challenge his rival, he joined the race in hopes of defeating Sonic.


Knuckles is a red echidna with a white crescent shape on his chest. He has three spikes on each of his white hands and dreadlocks that allow him to glide. He has green and yellow shoes.


  • Knuckles' crescent-shaped symbol on his body was originally going to be the NIKE logo on him as part of a short-lived sponsorship deal between NIKE and SEGA.

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