Sonic, Sonia, and Manic are the children of Queen Aleena Hedgehog, the rightful ruler of Mobius, and are pursued relentlessly by Doctor Robotnik and his bumbling bounty hunters sidekicks, Sleet and Dingo. As infants, the siblings were separated and placed in hiding to fulfill a prophecy made by the Oracle of Delphius that the triplets would grow up to find their estranged mother, overthrow Robotnik, and take their places once more as Mobius' rightful rulers.
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Knuckles the Echidna (ナックルズ・ザ・エキドゥナ) is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands. He serves as the guardian of the Master Emerald, a huge gemstone that controls the series' integral Chaos Emeralds. Knuckles first debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 1994 after Doctor Eggman tricks him into opposing Sonic and Tails. He first became playable in Sonic & Knuckles later that year; he learns of Eggman's trickery and teams up with Sonic during that game's events. Since then he has appeared in dozens of playable and non-playable roles, as well as in several series of comic books, Western animated television, and Japanese anime. Knuckles is one of the series' most popular characters, although some have voiced disapproval of the Sonic series' extensive cast of characters and singled out Knuckles as ushering them in. His likeness has frequently appeared in Sonic merchandise.
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The character has received positive attention. According to IGN's Levi Buchanan, fans “seemed legitimately happy” with the addition of the character of Knuckles, who was popular enough to get marquee billing in Sonic & Knuckles, but Buchanan felt that characters who came after him were going “overboard”. IGN's Colin Moriarty singled out the introduction of both Knuckles and Tails as when the series became “iffy” and listed them and all other characters in the series, sans Sonic and Robotnik, as being 2nd most in need to “die” on his top 10 list. In contrast, he was listed as the best Sonic character by Official Nintendo Magazine based on the impact he brought to the Sonic games in which he first appeared. According to official Sonic Team polls, Knuckles is the fourth most popular character in the series, following behind Tails, Shadow, and Sonic. Elton Jones from Complex listed Knuckles as his eleventh most wanted character in the next Super Smash Bros. game. In another article, Complex regarded Knuckles as a better character than Sonic, and praised his gliding and climbing abilities, stating “even if his levels were a little more challenging than Sonic's, the thrill of being able to explore certain parts of levels that the blue-colored hero could not was worth it”. Riley Little from GameRant included Knuckles on his list of the “Top 10 Third-Party Characters that Could Appear in the New Super Smash Bros.”, commenting “This punch-drunk brawler knows how to serve up a buffet of knuckle sandwiches, and there’s no question that he’s one of the most fitting characters to occupy a spot on the roster”. Mega Zone's review of Knuckles' Chaotix praised the introduction of a new protagonist, whom it deemed “rougher [and] tougher” in comparison to the “spineless” Sonic. Mean Machines Sega called Knuckles' powers “impressive” and the character overall more useful and promising than Tails. Sega Magazine stated that Knuckles “looks cooler” than Sonic, comparing him to Spider-Man, and suggested he be given his own game. Sega Magazine later called him “groovy” and “ace”, concluding that they “love him.”
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