ITT We attempt to explain Knuckles' plot in Sonic 3/Sonic 2
Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:24 PM
When Knuckles imagines S3&K, he imagines that the Death Egg was indeed destroyed at the end of Sonic 2, proving his might over the hedgehog. He then begins to imagine defending his homeland from invaders to make up for how much trouble he allowed during Sonic's arc. He can't place Eggman as the bad guy here, though, as the memories are too much to have such a trickster on Angel Island again. Instead, a dehumanized Eggrobo takes the center stage. (Since the Flying Battery isn't on the island and thus wouldn't bring bad memories, Eggman appears there.) Knuckles' mind skips over that painful Hidden Palace scene to go straight to Sky Sanctuary. His ending reflects how he wishes to be friends with Sonic - again, growing up without anyone else has made Knuckles desperately lonely.
The bomb cutscene at the beginning of S&K actually happened - it's what knocked Knuckles unconscious after Sonic's portion of S3 so that he would hallucinate all of this.
EDIT: Now that the threads are merged, I should probably note that I was half-joking when I said this. The fact that Knuckles' stories reuse almost every element of Sonic's story makes it hard for me to say that the two happened exactly the same way. The "It was all a dream" thing is sort of a cop-out, yes, but I feel it fits with the sort of "secondary story" status of both S3&K and K in S2.
Makes for handy character development where it doesn't belong, though!
Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:27 PM
Also consider that at the beginning of Sonic 3, Knuckles took Westside Island's emeralds right from Sonic's grasp. Knuckles in Sonic 2 could be Knuckles going to Westside Island to return the emeralds to their rightful place! It doesn't make any sense given the context of the game, but it's a fun little idea to consider. ;P
Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:28 PM
It's a dream Knuckles had after doing shrooms all day in Mushroom Hill Zone, inspired by a conversation with Sonic and Tails.
Reason for Edit: Post made before thread-merger, adding credit now that origin of thought is known.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:32 PM
But, given that (taking good ending as canonical) Robotnik is now aware of the Chaos Emeralds from Sonic 1, his attempts to mine for them (Mystic Cave -- isn't what this is all about) have bought about the interest of that other guardian of the Chaos Emeralds, Knuckles.
Although this is getting into fanfic wankery already, and I should feel bad.
It's just a game.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 03:49 PM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:04 PM
You're a bad man, nineko. While Knuckles in S2 can only really be explained by a bad acid trip, Knuckles in S3 has legitimate canonical basis that I spent hours elaborating yesterday.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 08:08 PM
However I didn't edit Josh's old thread's title, it was already about "Knuckles' plot in Sonic 3/Sonic 2", as you can see by some of the older replies (which were nearly identical to the new ones, really), so I did nothing wrong here. I merged a source of informations with a new request for informations, and since the merged thread has only 4 pages I don't see the 200+ pages problem arose with Sonic 4's thread