Does the Master Emerald hinder Knuckles' potential as a character? in Green Grove Zone Posted Friday at 08:59 PM 23 hours ago, Kuzu said: Let's not pretend like we haven't had a million topics about this; there are people who genuinely think it doesn't add any value to Knuckles` character. Because those same people never put any effort to actually try. And looking back on those millions of topics, most of them at worst say it holds no value out of spite for those who actually do. It’s no different from how this fandom usually engages topics from whether Shadow as a character is needed, to the Sonic’s Shitty Friends Syndrome, up to the petty spats against the Freedom Fighters of recent—it’s the standard MO of making up excuses over why something is useless, and then ignoring any ideas that could even remotely prove otherwise. It’s become so obvious at this point that it’s predictable.