Knuckles on Game-Art-HQ

Knuckles the Echidna is one of the playable protagonists in the Sonic the Hedgehog game series by Sega.

He debuted in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 in 1994 for the Sega Mega Drive /Genesis where he is the main antagonist of the game. He became a playable protagonist in Sonic & Knuckles (1994) and returned in the majority of the later Sonic games.

  Knuckles was also confirmed to be a playable character in the upcoming Sonic Boom for Nintendo WiiU (2014)

While Sonic is the fastest of the characters, Knuckles can glide and also climb up walls, he is also a powerful fighter.


Knuckles was once designed to be an intimidating rival for Sonic and Tails and was not planned to be a main protagonist, today he is one of the most popular characters of the series. Like Sonic the Hedgehog too, Knuckled went through multiple visual designs.


Knuckles the Echidna from the Sonic Games: an Overview

Charactername: Knuckles the Echidna   Developed /Created by Sega
Gameseries: Sonic The Hedgehog
  First seen on: Mega Drive /Genesis 
First Game: Sonic the Hedgehog 3   Year first seen in: 1994 
Last Game: Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Protagonist      
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Sonic, Tails   See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles in Sonic Boom Official Game Art

Sonic Boom (2014)

Knuckles in Sonic Advance 3 Official Game Art

Sonic Advance 3 (2004)

Knuckles in 1994

Sonic & Knuckles (1994)



Knuckles the Echidna in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Knuckles the Echidna is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Knuckles the Echidna

Knuckles without Bandages


by Fábio Fontes

Knuckles the Echidna by Brendan Corris

Knuckles the Echidna

by Brendan Corris




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