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In episode 17, as Knuckles proceeds to leave the oriental city from Hawk with a red Chaos Emerald, he hears Tikal's voice saying: "Seven Chaos Emeralds, the mystery will be revealed" (though when the series was aired the second time: it was changed to "The servers are the seven chaos." Tikal is first seen when Knuckles has a flashback of Tikal at the shrine, pleading with Pachacamac not to take the Chaos Emeralds. Later, when Knuckles goes back to Angel Island, Tikal transports him to the past and he sees that the shrine has been overcome by flames. After some time, Knuckles has another flashback of Tikal at the shrine with the Chao and beseeches Chaos to help them.
Later, when Knuckles acquires the last piece of the Master Emerald at the Egg Carrier, he has another flashback. There, the shrine is engulfed with fire and Tikal is on the ground. She talks to Knuckles and then runs up to the shrine. As Knuckles tries to follow her, he awakes. Afterwards, Sonic enters the temple in the Mystic Ruins and sees the mural of Perfect Chaos. He hears Tikal's chant and suddenly, Sonic is transported to the past. The shrine is on fire and he approaches Tikal, who is holding an injured Chao. After Tikal determines to stop Chaos, Sonic is taken back to the present time.
Later on, when Knuckles and Sonic are looking for Chaos, they are taken to the past, where they see Tikal begging her father not to take the Chaos Emeralds. Dismissing her pleas, Pachacamac and his men then knock down Tikal and the Chao and approach the shrine. Chaos, enraged at their actions, uses the Chaos Emeralds to turn into Perfect Chaos and kills them. As he began to wreak havoc, Tikal runs to the Master Emerald and asks it to stop the Chaos Emeralds from powering Chaos.
When Perfect Chaos begins wreaking havoc in Station Square, Tikal appears and tells Sonic that Chaos must be sealed in the Master Emerald again. However, Sonic instead uses the Chaos Emeralds to become Super Sonic. Tikal then understands that others could use the positive energies of the Chaos Emeralds as well, not just the negative ones. After Chaos is neutralized, Tikal says that the Chao are alright, and she and Chaos disappear.
In the Archie Comics' Sonic X, Tikal first appeared in Archie Sonic X Issue 5 in a flashback, but later appears in Archie Sonic X Issue 6 with a bigger role. The Master Emerald had brought Tikal to the present time because the Earth was in danger from angry Chao. As a back-up, Tikal brought Chaos and a multitude of Chao with her and assisted Sonic and his friends in the defeat of the enraged Chao.
Later, Doctor Eggman appeared, so Tikal telepathically told the Chao to give Chaos the seven Chaos Emeralds to increase his strength in order to beat their enemy. After Dr. Eggman's defeat, she and the Chao spend some time with Sonic and his friends. However, she later returns back to her time, telling Cheese that if he calls her name, she will return.
- Although not of royalty, Tikal is commonly referred to as "Princess Tikal", likely because she is the daughter of a chief, which is something similar to a king.
- Tikal first appears in the Japanese dub of "Pure Chaos", narrating the first part of the show. However, the English dub cuts her out, and instead, she first appears in "A Chaotic Day".
- In the Sonic X comic book, Tikal mentions that the tribes' elders taught her how to fight, which explains how she knows how to defend herself.