Cyborg Knuckles is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. He is the cyborg clone of Knuckles the Echidna and a member of Team Cybonic. He was made by Bolts from Knuckles' DNA and Roboken's technology for the purpose of helping Team Sonic defend Roboken from Hypnobot. Currently, he serves as one of Roboken's protectors.
Cyborg Knuckles is the spitting image of Knuckles, being almost identical to him in terms of anatomy. Cyborg Knuckles, however, is made of a form of metal that behaves like flesh and fur. By comparison, Cyborg Knuckles' body and dreadlocks have recesses and bolts along the lines of his framework. He also has gray metal where Knuckles has peach skin, black shoulder and leg joints, and completely light blue eyes with only slightly darker irises. His arms are also colored white in the places where Knuckles wears sportstape, while his hands are black on top and white on the bottom.
For attire, Cyborg Knuckles wears a metallic, yet flexible version of Knuckles' shoes. He also wears a regular bolo tie (which was requested by Knuckles).
While on Eggman's soccer team, Cyborg Knuckles wore a soccer uniform that included a black and red t-shirt with an Eggman Industries chest logo, long red socks, and red shoes with white tongues and black laces and soles.
Cyborg Knuckles was created at the same time as the rest of Team Cybonic by Bolts from DNA donated by Knuckles. His purpose was to help Team Sonic take back Morristown when Hypnobot and Dr. Eggman invaded it with their hypnotized robots, and was designed with an organic brain so Hypnobot could not infect him. After getting introduced to Team Sonic, Cyborg Knuckles and his team entered Morristown from the bunker of their birth. With Hypnobot unable to control him, Cyborg Knuckles helped his counterpart and allies destroy the invading robots until Hypnobot was defeated and Eggman retreated with his army. Afterward, Cyborg Knuckles decided to remain in Morristown (now renamed "Roboken") with his team to keep the city safe.
Finding Eggman in Roboken again, Cyborg Knuckles and his team attacked him until he revealed that he had come with a peace offer. While talking however, Cyborg Knuckles, like his friends, got tricked by Eggman into wearing a mind control-bracelet. Now slaves to Eggman, Cyborg Knuckles and co. were brought to Seaside Island to beat Team Sonic in a soccer match. With Eggman promising the cyborgs' freedom after the game, Team Sonic agreed to the match-up. However, Cyborg Knuckles and co. proved too evenly matched with Team Sonic at practice, so they got reprogramed by Eggman to be meaner (but dumber) which gave them an edge. At the game however, Team Cybonic lost when Team Sonic exploited their stupidity. Cyborg Knuckles proceeded to attack Team Sonic on Eggman's order, but the heroes freed him and Team Cybonic by removing their bracelets. The teams then got some payback at Eggman.
A biomechanical cyborg, Cyborg Knuckles is intelligent and has both the free will and emotions of an organic lifeform. Being Knuckles' clone, Cyborg Knuckles takes after his counterpart in terms of personality, having demonstrated Knuckles' macho gestures and passion for fighting and breaking stuff. Akin to Knuckles, he is also rather naive, simple-minded, occasionally goofy, and easily distracted. Much like Knuckles, he is also committed to the greater good and is devoted to protecting Roboken and its people from evil.
Although partly organic, Cyborg Knuckles is still a machine ruled by coding. As such, when confronted with something he cannot compute, he can freeze up.
Powers and abilities
Being Knuckles' clone, Cyborg Knuckles possesses just as much strength as him, enough to easily overpower the Mega's caterpillar tracks by running on them. He is also able to fly using thrusters on his feet and fire lasers from his fingertips. Also, because Cyborg Knuckles has an organic brain, his systems are immune to malware signals.
- Team Cybonic
- Team Sonic
- Cyborg Knuckles is the only member on Team Cybonic who wears attire that his counterpart does not wear an equivalent of.
- Greg Hahn on Twitter. Twitter (28 May 2017). Retrieved on 29 May 2017. “Alexander Soerensen: Sooo... the other bots are referred to as "Cyborg Knuckles", "Cyborg Tails", "Cyborg Amy" and "Cyborg Sticks"? Please confirm. / Greg Hahn: Yep”
- Denton, Alan; Hahn, Greg; Freiberger, Bill (27 May 2017). "Robots From The Sky Part 4". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 81. Boomerang.
- Freiberger, Sam (5 August 2017). "Victory". Sonic Boom. Season 2. Episode 91. Boomerang.