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I am Sinbad of the Seven Seas, Adventurer of Adventurers!

— Sinbad the Sailor, Sonic and the Secret Rings

Sinbad the Sailor (シンドバット Shindobatto?) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an anthropomorphic echidna and the alternate reality doppelgänger of Knuckles the Echidna from the world of the Arabian Nights. He is renowned throughout his world as a legendary adventurer.


Sinbad is essentially a doppelganger of his mainstream counterpart. As such, he is an anthropomorphic echidna with red fur that covers most of his body, a black nose on his peach-skinned muzzle, a white crescent-shaped patch of fur on his chest, and purple eyes. He also has seven dreadlock-like spines around the sides and back of his head and a medium-sized, tri-crooked tail.


Sonic and the Secret Rings[]

In Sonic and the Secret Rings, Sinbad and Sonic first met when Ali Baba recommended to seek him out for his advice on how to deal with the Ifrit. At that point, Sinbad had been engaged in a battle with pirates when he was kidnapped by the Rukh, most likely under the orders of Erazor Djinn. Sonic and Shahra then set off to find him.

The duo soon find him held in a cage aboard one of the Rukh, where he understandably requests that he be freed before he shares his advice with them. Sonic soon frees him and Sinbad provides the somewhat obvious suggestion of defeating the fire genie by dousing him with water. He proves he is still just as stubborn as Knuckles when he started to fight with Sonic when the hedgehog insulted his suggestion. After their argument is broken up by Ali Baba, Sinbad elaborates that he meant recovering the Water World Rings he had stolen from the pirates and using that to produce the water needed to extinguish and defeat the Ifrit.

After Sonic had defeated the Erazor Djinn, Sinbad aided him and Ali Baba during Sonic's following adventures as he searched for a way back to his own world.


Much like Knuckles, Sinbad is aggressive, stubborn, gruff and somewhat antisocial. Likening life to a game of give and take, he is willing to help others out, but only if they do something for him in return. Compared to his counterpart, Sinbad is more intelligent, in terms of solutions to defeat an enemy. Sonic has even attested that Sinbad comes off as a bit smarter than Knuckles, but that it is "not saying much."[1]

Powers and abilities[]


Sinbad wields a yellow-curved dagger with a ruby at the end of the handle. His proficiency with it is unknown.


"Life's a game of give and take, see? You free me, and I'll help you out later."
—Sinbad urging Sonic to free him, Sonic and the Secret Rings
"Okay! Any day now, thanks!"
—Sinbad "wishing luck" for Sonic and Shahra to save him, Sonic and the Secret Rings
"Now, about the fire genie... why not try splashing some water on him?"
—Sinbad suggesting an idea to defeat the Ifrit Golem, Sonic and the Secret Rings



  1. Sonic and the Secret Rings"
  2. Sonic Channel (@sonic20th) on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (23 April 2021). Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved on 23 April 2021.