|Espio the Chameleon/|
Espio the Chameleon is a purple colored chameleon, and a founding member of the Chaotix. He is the second most appearing member of the Chaotix, just behind Vector the Crocodile. He is a ninja, and serves as the "Speed Character" for the Chaotix. He has put this abilities to good use so far.
Espio is has purple skin covering his body. His eyes are yellow, and he possesses a horn extending from his face. Whether this horn curves or not differs. He has 3 black spikes running down his back, ending above his tail. He tail trails back and curls into a roll.
Espio wears black and iron colored wristguards with white gloves. The wristguards are studded with gold. He wears purple colored shoes with black stripes. In Knuckles' Chaotix, he lacked the wristguards and his shoes were green.
Espio is calm, collected, and careful. He almost always keeps a calm demeanor, making up for the lack of calm his teammates possess. In the English Manual of Knuckles Chaotix, he is described as hot-headed, and Charmy Bee of all people keeps him from losing his temper. Whether this still carries any wind is up for debate, as the Japanese Manual simply explains that he is a detective looking into the appearance of a Mysterious Island that has risen from the ocean.
However, he shares a dislike for Eggman not different from Shadow, to the point where he threatened to kill the doctor. He even personally followed Shadow into Eggman's computer system.
Espio first appeared in Knuckles' Chaotix. According to the English Manual, he is a close friend of Knuckles. However, the Japanese Manual states he is simply a detective examining the newly risen Newtronic High Zone.