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Knuxouge is the het ship between Knuckles and Rouge from the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom.



While it was never shown how the two met, in their first appearance together (and Rouge's first appearance in general) in Sonic Adventure 2, they were fighting over the Master Emerald. During their fight, Dr. Eggman stole the Emerald. Knuckles broke it in order to avoid the doctor from utilizing its power. The incident angered Rouge and tortured Knuckles for the act. The two decided to search for the Master Emerald shards on their own.

They fought each other on their next meeting. Following the battle, Rouge fell, and Knuckles saved her. Rouge got angry, claiming Knuckles only saved her to hold her hand, which Knuckles denied. Rouge then gave him the Master Emerald shards she had found, claiming that they stunk like echidnas, which made Knuckles wonder why she even went after the Master Emerald in the first place.

The two later teamed up with Sonic, Tails, Eggman, Amy and later Shadow to save the Space Colony ARK from falling.

In Sonic Heroes, their teams encountered in Lost Jungle and ended up in a fight as both were trying to defeat Eggman first. Later, when Metal Sonic grew stronger, the teams (along with Team Rose and Chaotix) teamed up to defeat him. After the battle was over, Rouge mentioned getting treasure and left, after which Knuckles ran after her.

The two teamed up in Sonic Rivals 2 in order to find the Master Emerald.

The two were among the guests to attend Sonic's birthday party in Sonic Generations. Before the Time Eater attacked, Knuckles and Rouge were seen talking to each other with chili dogs on their hands.


Archie comics

Pre-Super Genesis Wave

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Post-Super Genesis Wave

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Some details can be found on the Rougamy page.

IDW Publishing comics

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Sonic X

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Throughout the show, there are many iconic moments where Rouge hits on Knuckles. It's hinted in the episode "The Volcanic Venture" that Knuckles may have returned feelings, since when Rouge went to look for Chris, he smiles shyly at her and waves goodbye. This can indicate that because they were alone, he didn't have to hide his feelings from her, due to embarrassment. It's also hinted when Rouge asks Knuckles about his feelings, and he turns away and denies it.


Knuxouge is an extremely popular ship. Its most notable rival ships include Shadouge (for Rouge) and Knuxikal (for Knuckles). On AO3, it is the most written ship for Rouge and the second most written for Knuckles, the latter behind Sonuckles.

It is most of the time shipped alongside Sonamy, Shadaria, or Silvaze. This ship has gone up in popularity since the Sonic X fandom came to life. This is most popular towards the Pre-Super Genesis Wave Archie comics and Sonic X fans because of canon romance in both. There are some extremely competitive ship wars against Shadouge because of it's popularity.


Rouge: “Well I'm off. Oh, and there's just one more thing...”
Knuckles: “What's that?”
Rouge: “I hope we share a cell.” (Knuckles blushes as Rouge flies off)
Knuckles: “You're batty!”
Sonic X episode 39 "Defective Detectives"
Rouge: “I don't believe those monster stories.”
Knuckles: “I'd love to meet monsters down here. I could challenge 'em to a fight! I'd destroy 'em all!”
Rouge: “You know, you're kinda cute when you talk about how tough you are.”
Knuckles: “You know, I can't stand you?!”
Rouge: “I'm not surprised. There's a very thin line between hate and love.”
Knuckles: “Well, you make it thicker!”
Tails: “Could you two take it easy, please? We've got enough turbulence up here.”
Sonic X episode 48; "The Volcanic Venture"
Rouge: “Well, what do ya know? I guess neither of us knows very much about how those time warps work.”
Knuckles: “You look awful!” (laughs)
Rouge: “Yeah?!" (knocks Knuckles down)
Knuckles: “Stop! That tickles!”
Rouge: “Didn't I warn you to behave?”
Knuckles: “Alright, alright!”
Sonic X episode 52; "A New Start"



Knuckles/Rouge tag on AO3
Knuckles/Rouge on FanFiction.Net
knuxouge stories on Wattpad


knouge tag on DeviantArt
knuxouge tag on DeviantArt
knucklesxrouge tag on DeviantArt
rougexknuckles tag on DeviantArt
Knouge-lovers fanclub on DeviantArt


knouge hashtag on Instagram
knuxouge hashtag on Instagram
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knouge tag on Pixiv
knuxouge tag on Pixiv
Knuckles/Rouge tag on Pixiv


knouge tag on Tumblr
knuxouge tag on Tumblr
knucklesxrouge tag on Tumblr
rougexknuckles tag on Tumblr


knouge hashtag on Twitter
knuxouge hashtag on Twitter
knucklesxrouge hashtag on Twitter
rougexknuckles hashtag on Twitter


Knuxouge on the Sonic the Hedgehog! Amino


  • Description of Rouge in Sonic 06 Official Game Guide: "However, there have been rumors that she has feelings for Shadow The Hedgehog and Knuckles The Echidna. That's a love triangle that could really put off some sparks."


Main article: Knuxouge/Gallery



Knuxadouge - the polyship between Knuckles, Rouge, and Shadow the Hedgehog
Sonuxouge - the polyship between Knuckles, Rouge, and Sonic the Hedgehog


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