Can we talk about how this guy needs to come back?
Knuckles the Echidna was an important figure in the Sonic franchise and co-stars in arguably the best Sonic game of all time (Sonic 3 of course). He had a great comeback in Sonic Adventure and to see how far he’s fallen really sucks. He’s been reduced to a side character that only shows up to be annoyingly hot-headed. Knuckles should have a bad attitude, but only when it really matters. Master emerald being taken? Yes. Just because? No. His voice has sucked since 4Kids as well. His SA1-Heroes voice was perfect.
Point is, Knuckles is awesome and needs more love.