Knuckles the Echidna is a seventeen year old echidna and the guardian of the Master Emerald.
Knuckles is an anthropomorphic echidna with red fur that covers most of his body, peach skin that covers his long muzzle, white fur that covers a small part of his neck, and black eyes. He also has six quills styled like dreadlocks and a short tail along with spiked knuckles.
He wears red and yellow shoes with green cuffs and a grey plate on top. He also wears white gloves with a sock-like cuffs on his hands.
As guardian of the Master Emerald, Knuckles is depicted as a serious individual with strong sense of duty and responsibility who would do anything to defend Angel Island from any possible threat. However, he's also proven himself to be somewhat gullible, having been tricked by Dr. Robotnik numerous times. Knuckles also has trouble interacting with girls, and becomes shy when around them. He is known for his fiery temper, as well.
Knuckles was born alone and raised on Angel Island as the last surviving member of the Knuckles Clan, a long-lost race of echidnas devoted to protecting the Master Emerald from being abused. However, Knuckles' own past was a mystery to him; he knew nothing how he came to be and believed himself to be the last of his kind entirely. The one thing he did know was that he had always been living on his island, protecting the Master Emerald. Knuckles knew from an innate knowledge that his duty was his fate, and he was content with that.
For much of his life, Knuckles stayed close to the Master Emerald's shrine, steadfastly protecting it while having little to no contact with the outside world, becoming friends with all the animals and the nature itself on Angel Island.
- Climbing on walls
- Super strength
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