The Chaos Rings
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The Chaos Rings (カオスリング Kaosuringu?) are a set of six multicolored Rings that appear in Knuckles' Chaotix. They are considered mere prizes won in the Special Stages in the English manual, but they are actually a considerate part of the storyline in the Japanese manual. Regardless, only by collecting all six will the player be rewarded with the game's good ending.
According to the Japanese manual, Dr. Eggman discovered the Special Ring - a Super Ring-like artifact once used by the Knuckles Clan - on a mysterious island that appeared out of the ocean. There, he witnessed a phenomenon in which the artifact interacted with the Floating Island's Pillar, causing the Chaos Energy from the Pillar to crystalize in the dimensional rift between them which created six similar rings - the Chaos Rings. He then converted the island to his Newtrogic High Zone base to continue his research and synthesize Dark Rings, which appear in Badniks and during Robotnik's boss battles but disintegrate upon release. After Metal Sonic loses to the player character and his partner, he appears before Robotnik and the two leave off-screen with the Special Ring; the game is unclear whether or not they merely escaped or if Metal Sonic transformed into the final boss with its power.
- During the Knuckles' Chaotix comic special from Archie Comics, the Chaos Rings were replaced with Power Gems.
- Chaos Rings were originally known as "Holy Rings" during development.
- The Chaos Rings are similar to the Seven World Rings minus a white Chaos Ring.
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