Knuckles Likes Grapes

Knuckles Likes Grapes

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Knuckles Likes Grapes refers to a series of memes and fan art referencing Sonic the Hedgehog's Knuckles' love for grapes. Grapes were revealed as Knuckles' favorite food in the instruction manual for Sonic the Hedgehog 3, released in 1994 on the Sega Genesis. In April 2022, memes and fan art referencing Knuckles' love for grapes increased after it was mentioned in an interview with the characters on a kids' YouTube channel.

Origin

On Knuckles' introductory page in the manual[1] for Sonic the Hedgehog 3, released on February 2nd, 1994, it mentions how Knuckles' favorite food is fruit, especially grapes (shown below). The fact is occasionally shared by Sonic fans and pages. For example, on September 25th, 2021, Twitter[4] page semifreqsonic posted a fact about the grapes, showing them in the trees on the Sky Sanctuary zone in Sonic Generations, gaining over 1,900 likes in a year.


Meet Knuckles The Echidna Age: Species: Favorite Foods: Fruit (Especially Grapes) Special Abilities: Discovering Hidden 15 Years Old Echidna Passageways and Using His Knuckles to Dig. Knuckles was born and raised on The Floating Island and he knows all of its secrets. He's strong, athletic and clever. Because Knuckles knows every hidden passage- way on the island, it's easy for him to block Sonic's path, create extra obstacles, set traps and steal Sonic's Gold Rings. Long ago, an ancient civilization lived on The Floating Island. Before this civilization mysteriously disappeared, it left behind many secrets and mystical powers. Being the only living descendant of this lost civilization, Knuckles has become the guardian of the Chaos Emeralds, which are the source of the island's special floating power. Dr. Robotnik's Death Egg has lost its ability to fly after crash landing on the island. Having learned that The Chaos Emeralds can make his ship fly again, the Doc decides to steal the emeralds. But first, he must make Knuckles believe that Sonic and Tails are his enemies, and that they're the ones trying to steal the emeralds. Once Knuckles believes Robotnik's lies, he'll do whatever it takes stop Sonic and Tails. 6

Spread

Knuckles' love for grapes has been occasionally referenced in fan art and content throughout the 2010s. On June 26th, 2017, Deviant Art[8] user splushmaster12 posted a piece of art showing Knuckles picking grapes, gaining over 1,000 views and 220 favorites in five years (shown below).



On March 28th, 2022, the kids' YouTube[2] channel CKN posted an interview with the characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie to promote the film. At the 1:22 minute mark, the interviewer asks Knuckles how he's enjoying earth to which he answers, "Your society is full of soft and undisciplined weaklings, however, I do enjoy the planet's grapes. The grapes are delicious" (shown below). The video gained over 1.7 million views in a month. The scene was clipped and reuploaded to YouTube[3] by Meme Lord the next day, gaining over 1.9 million views in the same span of time.



The interview inspired an increase in fan art and memes referencing Knuckles' love of grapes. On March 29th, YouTuber[5] Super Gotails Animations posted an animation set to the audio, gaining over 60,000 views in under a month (shown below, left). On April 5th, YouTuber[6] Sonic David posted a stop motion video referencing his love of grapes, gaining over 214,000 views in two weeks (shown below, right).



On April 6th, Twitter[7] user @DarkNoiseUK posted a piece of art showing Idris Elba pushing Knuckles in a shopping cart full of grapes, gaining over 1,100 likes in two weeks (shown below).



Various Examples


Victory Ice cream? MADDIE: How Do you Like your Sonic: why does he get two ScoOOPS?! Tam: Cuz he won Tails: He woah... Cheated! just learned that they dont make grape ice cream ハ 小 小 Your society is full of soft undisciplined weaklings. However, I do enjoy the planets grapes. The grapes are Delicious

Search Interest

External References

[1] Sonic 3 Manual – Page 6

[2] YouTube – EXCLUSIVE Interview Sonic 2 by Calvin CKN

[3] YouTube – knuckles

[4] Twitter – In Sonic Generations, grapes are present in the Sky Sanctuary hub area.

[5] YouTube – Knuckles likes Grapes

[6] YouTube – sonic david

[7] Twitter – DarkNoiseUK

[8] DeviantArt – Knuckles 03

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Recent Images 17 total


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I'd like to add that the main reason fanarts of Idris taking Knuckles grocery shopping exists is because of an interview where he stated that, out of all the places in the world he would take Knuckles, Idris chose grocery shopping so he could put him in a shopping cart and have his giant hands of deaths just grab grapes as he goes.
https://twitter.com/blackwoodsis/status/1511568717414645766
Art by "@sp1ndash"

https://twitter.com/sp1ndash/status/1512654826399678465?cxt=HHwWgoCqtZvjg_4pAAAA

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