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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 Sonic and the Secret Rings. 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 and is so identical to him in anatomy.


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


  • Like his counterpart, Sinbad is a treasure hunter.[2]
  • Sinbad's face cannot be seen during gameplay unless the player adjusts the camera angles.
  • How Sinbad is able to use the Water Blue Ring to control the weather is uncertain, as it has been shown that the World Rings themselves are intangible to the inhabitants of the world of the Arabian Nights.


  1. "Come to think of it, Sinbad strikes me as a bit smarter. But that's not saying much." - Sonic, Sonic and the Secret Rings
  2. Sonic Channel on Twitter (Japanese). Twitter (23 April 2021). Archived from the original on 23 April 2021. Retrieved on 23 April 2021.