Super Knuckles ( is the スーパーナックルズ Sūpā Nakkuruzu ) ? Super State of Knuckles the Echidna that is gained once all seven Chaos Emeralds are collected. The only appearances of Super Knuckles were in , Sonic & Knuckles , Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles and later in 2013 re-release of original Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 . This is the one of the only two transformations demonstrated by Knuckles in the Sonic game series, the other being Sonic the Hedgehog Hyper Knuckles.
Super Knuckles has a bright magenta colored pulse to his body and a magenta colored aura around him, but retains his basic physical form, unlike most other super transformations.
Powers and abilities
While in his Super State, Knuckles is granted the traditional invincibility towards any attack. All his physical attributes has as well be enhanced in this form: His strength has been increased greatly, allowing him to plow through any obstacles and his movements has been enhanced as well, vastly increasing his speed, jumping, gliding, climbing, etc. Like every other super transformation caused by the Chaos Emeralds, once he runs out of rings he loses his Super State.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Knuckles is able to turn into Super Knuckles at the first time in
as the player has collected all seven Chaos Emeralds from Sonic & Knuckles Special Stages. By then collecting 50 rings and pressing jump button twice, the player has activated the Super transformation for Knuckles. The player will lose one ring per second and when the ring count is on zero, Knuckles turns back to his regular form.
In the locked-on version of
, the player is able to transform into Super Knuckles as well with the similar pattern from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Sonic & Knuckles. However the player has to complete this time seven different Special Stages from . If the player enters the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 neon flashing giant ring at Mushroom Hill Zone the player will lose Chaos Emeralds, which evoke Super Emeralds in Hidden Palace Zone, thus not being to transform to Super Knuckles anymore. By collecting Super Emeralds, the player is able to transform then into Hyper Knuckles.
Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2
and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 , the player is able to get normally Super Knuckles in Sonic & Knuckles by collecting the seven Chaos Emeralds from Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Special Stages of the game. Super Knuckles' abilities in this game are identical to that in Sonic & Knuckles.
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
Super Knuckles was also referenced in
in the Chaos Emeralds part of the journal, stating that " Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood Sonic, Shadow, Knuckles and a variety of people have been known to use the power of the seven Emeralds to transform into Super versions of themselves".
Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
2013 re-release of the original , Knuckles is not only an unlockable game mode, but all seven Sonic the Hedgehog Chaos Emeralds (and a new final Special Stage) can be enabled as a bonus with the enhanced level select code. By doing this, Knuckles can indeed transform into Super Knuckles with only the Chaos Emeralds, and is almost identical to his original appearance from . Despite this, Super Knuckles is considered completely non-canon in this game.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Apperances in other media
Archie Comics, to set up a battle with Super Sonic, Knuckles' super form was dubbed "Hyper Knuckles", to avoid the monotony of two supers against each other. [
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Knuckles' first known transformation into his super form was when he went head-to-head with
Super Sonic in a battle for the Chaos Emeralds, their battle eventually destroying the Zone they resided in. Knuckles later turned into Hyper Knuckles again to battle Master Mogul, along with Super Sonic and Turbo Tails.
Knuckles later obtained his super form to fight
Hunter on Angel Island using the power of the Master Emerald. In this form, Knuckles looks almost demonic and appears to be in pain when undergoing the transformation. As Super Knuckles, Knuckles was able to stop a spear which sends its victims to the Egg Grapes and proceeded to attack Hunter, picking him up, spinning him around, and throwing him into the ocean where he drowned.
Super Knuckles, unlike most other Super States, does not have a golden glow, but rather a magenta colored one.
This transformation is similar or even the same as Hyper Knuckles.
Sonic the Hedgehog characters
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
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Sonic the Hedgehog (16-bit)
Sonic | Dr. Robotnik | Animals ( Flicky, Pocky, Pecky, Cucky, Ricky, Picky, Rocky) | Tails* | Knuckles* | Super Sonic* | Super Tails* | Super Knuckles*
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Spin Jump | Spin Attack | Spin Dash* | Insta-Shield* | Propeller Flying* | Glide* | Climb*
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*Exclusive to the
2013 re-release of . Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
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Climb | Glide | Spin Jump | Super Dash Attack | Super Spin Attack | Insta-Shield**
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*Exclusive to the prototype versions of
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