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35.Knuckles the Echidna
Kind of just a preference thing. Knuckles can glide and climb up walls, which opens up a lot of levels more than when playing with Sonic. I'm talking about Genesis and Sonic Adventure Knuckles here though, as the anime Sonic X decided to turn him into a little knucklehead; dumber than a box of rocks. Giving him that characterization really irked me as, having been a big enough fan to read Knuckles comics as a kid, Knuckles was decidedly smarter than Sonic. Then again, how many times has Dr. Eggman duped him again? I'd like to think those were all just re-tellings…
Knuckles is the guardian of the giant chaos emerald that keeps the floating island well… afloat. Many of his adventures involve discovering the origins of the floating island and saving the island from crashing into the ocean. Oh and getting duped by Robotnik a'course.
Related games: Sonic and Knuckles. Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, others.
Did you know?: Knuckles is red...?
Weird coincidence here, but Janus once lived on a floating island too (because floating islands are effing cool dude!). His was powered by the evil energy of Lavos, who also drove his mother, the queen, insane and took control of his sister, Schala, combining her with its sub-entity Dream Devourer. Janus himself was warped into the (relative) future to become the great fiendlord, Magus. As he seemed like the real bad guy all along and the summoner of Lavos to Crono and gang, but he too really just wanted to summon Lavos so he could have a crack at the thing himself. Not even the great fiendlord was strong enough for that fight though, and depending on dialogue choices, soon joined the team, so he could try once more. Once the battle ended and Lavos was beaten he apparently went in search of Schala; but then finding her, he found the situation futile and left to hopefully one day come back, possibly with a slight case of amnesia in-tow. It is unsure if he ever saw Schala again, but Schala was eventually freed and the timeline was set right during the events of Chrono Cross.
Magus is an elf-like being with pale skin. He majors in dark magic and his weapon of choice is the scythe, almost as if to say he is Lavos's very own personal grim reaper.
Related games: Chrono Trigger, Radical Dreamers, a mention or two in Chrono Cross.
Did you know?: Magus makes a return in Radical Dreamers as Gil, and the character Guile, in Chrono Cross, was originally meant to be Magus but was later changed due the large cast taking away from the focus Magus's character would actually need. Some idea was given of what happened to Magus in the Chrono Trigger DS port, but that was still fairly vague too. Some fans even believe Serge is the reincarnation of Magus. All in all, no one really knows besides the creators.
Alex is a mean little teenager living in a dystopian future London where they speak a language that is a mix of both English and Russian. The story follows Alex and his droogs as they get into mischief; rape, murder, and rumbling being the norm. Finally, Alex is caught and sent away, but some extreme doctors would like to perform this experimental new procedure on Alex. By subjecting him to acts of sex and violence on-screen non-stop, it gets to a point where if Alex even thinks bad thoughts, he gets physically sick, and thus he is cured and shipped back out in the world. A happy ending it is not however, as all his bad deeds come back at him full force and he cannot fight back. He eventually reverts to a suicidal mindset and one of his attempts lands him back in the hospital. There, the same doctors go about 'un-curing' Alex.
Depending upon which version you follow, in the movie Alex goes back to his old ways of pillage and plunder, while in the book he actually decides to become a normal productive member of society.
I much prefer the book version of Alex, as he's really just a mischievous kid getting into bad situations, and possibly trying to lie his way out of it charismatically. It's quite a hilarious read. While the movie is also very hilarious, it's much more dark and Alex does indeed seem very evil. Either way, Malcolm McDowell is made for the role regardless of Kubrick's take on the script.
Related media: A Clockwork Orange movie and novel.
Did you know?: Burgess considered A Clockwork Orange one of his worst works and never liked the idea of it becoming a movie, because it wasn't what he wanted to be known for.
What can I honestly say about Homer that everyone doesn't already know? He's an obnoxious, overweight, alcoholic moron that strangles his kid and patronizes neighbors, relatives, and strangers alike. Now if he were real, we'd all easily hate this guy, but that's just not the case. I may have finally given up on the Simpsons around season 13-14, but there's no denying Homer's heyday.
Honorable mention to Bart and many others in Springfield.
Related media: Simpsons TV show. Several related games. The Simpsons movie.
Did you know?: "D'oh!" was first added to The New Oxford Dictionary of English in 1998. It is defined as an interjection "used to comment on an action perceived as foolish or stupid".
So many amazing Suikoden characters it gets hard to pick. Viktor and Flik have always been fan favorites, and Viktor was more of the comic relief and a bit more endearing, but I always felt like I somehow had more in common with Flik. He's just so damn cool, I mean come on. That and the loss of Odessa really made me a bit teary-eyed back when I played the first Suikoden. Here's hoping for the duo's possible return. Or just Suikoden VI, with them or not would be fine too.
Related games: Suikoden 1 and 2, Suikogaiden.
Did you know?: Flik hails from Warrior's Village, but he never actually planned on going back as he considered most of their rituals foolish. He still managed to name his sword after Odessa however.