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    Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic Boom)

    Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic Boom)
    "Look at you. You who were once so proud. Go now and never return!"
    — Knuckles' reaction to his non-canon flanderized self
    Gender: Male
    Type: A Complete Moron
    Age: 16
    Species: Echidna
    Portrayed by: Travis Willingham
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Sonic Boom
    First appearance: Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    The Sidekick (flanderized version)
    Last appearance: Eggman: The Video Game (flanderized version)


    "People have been complaining that I don't guard enough rare stones."

    Knuckles, "Give Bees A Chance"

    Knuckles the Echidna is one of the main characters in Sonic Boom. He is from Angel Island and the last of his kind. He is also the keeper of the Fregosi Sapphire. Knuckles serves as the muscle of Team Sonic, a group of heroes who defends the peace of Seaside Island and the world at large. Unlike his friends, Knuckles is a nomad without a permanent home and lives in nature. Sadly, he was flanderized in this era.

    "'Oh No!" Qualities

    This page will only focus on Knuckles as he appears in the Sonic Boom series (season 1 of the TV series, the Archie comics and the infamous Boom games he's featured in; Rise of Lyric for example), not his canon video game counterpart since he's more likable than how some writers portray him and Boom Knuckles does improve a bit in season 2 of the show.

    1. Instead of being portrayed as the same Knuckles in the games who was a bit gullible yet still smart and a likable hero that cares about saving the planet and everyone, he is portrayed as a generic, brutal, immature, impulsive, oblivious & lazy dumbass of the group.
    2. This portrayal of Knuckles as this muscular, slow-witted, goofy, idiotic stereotype (in both the show, the Boom games, and the Archie comics) nearly reinforced the debase of Knuckles being a serious character without any high status whatsoever. Making him a lot more of a joke.
      • In the Rise of Lyric, he had to slowly figure out what his right is from his left. A prime example of how his stupidity was done in a completely unfunny way.
      • He can't even climb the wall with all elements, instead, it's just the rock thing and that's pretty much it.
    3. His character design (while rendered well) looks awful to the faithful look of Knuckles and is rather shallow looking since he is depicted as the typical 'dumb muscleman of the group. In fact, as you can tell by his huge chest and very thick arms, he doesn't even look like a real muscleman at all, and is more like some sort of red-furred fat man, which might explain why Amy said Knuckles was fat in one of Sir Isaac's YouTube videos.
    4. In all interactions of Boom Knuckles (with a slight exception of the show), he is quite stupid and annoyingly so more often than not.
    5. The stuff that he does as an 'idiot' character isn't really all that amusing nor interesting for the most part, it just looks annoying and tiresome.
    6. Most of his dialogue is just regularly to what any generic 'idiot comic-relief would usually say. Which doesn't really sound all that funny either.
    7. While his idiocy was decently executed throughout the show, his stupidity was at his absolute worst in two episodes: Counter-Productive and Don't Judge Me. The latter has him being even dumber than usual and getting carried away with his delusions that he tried using to help Sonic which were screwups as a result.

    "Approved!" Qualities

    1. He was a much better and likable character in his canon appearances. As of Season 2 in the Boom TV series, he may still be a typically dim-witted character, but he becomes less annoying and more tolerable/entertaining as time passes on. He was a much better character in the games and redeemed himself when the show ended, Sonic Forces and the movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2. His next TV show appearance, Sonic Prime, also massively reverted himself back to his original personality.
    2. Travis Willingham still does a great job voicing him, almost sounding identical to Dan Green (who previously voiced Knuckles before Willingham).
    3. On a handful of occasions here and there, he has funny lines and moments, like when he says "Who says I skip leg day?" while running on one of the treadmills of an Eggman robot.
      • Almost all of his dumb moments can be funny.
      • His catchphrase with saying "Not Cool [name]", for example, can be amusing.
      • "Excellent Argument, Approved!"
    4. In the Sonic Boom TV series, he isn't always being dumb, he has shown to be capable of showing some smarts and wisdom. Not only that, but he can sometimes be shown to be skilled, competent, or talented.
      • He admits to being "dumb as a rock" in "Don't Judge Me" and was rather well-intentioned in Counter-Productive as he wanted to make up to Charlie for his idiocy and absent-mindedness regardless of making countless mistakes out of impulsion.
      • He is patient and often good-natured. Despite his absurd delusions of grandeur and being moronic, he is sometimes compassionate and forgiving.
    5. The moment he shared the real meaning of feminism with this uplifting line was pretty inspiring and fared well with most viewers.
    6. For justification, his personality change is probably due to the lighthearted and comical tone of the TV show.
    7. At least his flanderization didn't make him unlikeable unlike Shadow. He’s still enjoyable at times.
    8. The show would probably not be as good as it is without him, considering he is one of the main characters.

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    Trivia

    • He created some memes, the most famous being the series of "Meme Approved".

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