Knuxouge is the relationship between Knuckles the Echidna and Rouge the Bat. The two don't really get along, but they do seem to have some hidden romance between them that they are just too shy or just too stubborn to show. The relationship has been around ever since Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and it had quickly became the one of the most popular relationships in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. It was even revealed that Rouge has a crush on Knuckles, but it is not known if Knuckles shares one towards her. It is possible since Rouge is one of the few people that Knuckles can show a soft side towards as shown as he once saved her from falling and other times they had been friendly towards eachother. Knuckles and Rouge's fighting can often be depicted as the same way an old married couple would argue. The same way that married couples can be like, Knuckles and Rouge easily go from an arguing couple to a loving couple.
Way's To Describe the Relationship
There are a couple of ways to describe the relationship:
Dating Catwoman is a popular trope that is a relationship between two people from different sides (like Batman and Catwoman). Ironically, Knuckles and Rouge are a bit like Batman and Catwoman as Knuckles is a heroic guardian (Batman is the guardian of Gotham city as Knuckles is the guardian of the Master Emerald) while Rouge is a sassy, clever femme-fatale who is also a classy cat-burglar. Knuckles even calls Rouge a "thief" and shows an amount of annoyance yet some attraction and careness for her like Batman with Catwoman. Speaking of Catwoman, Rouge also flirts a lot with Knuckles like Catwoman flirts with Batman.
Belligerent Sexual Tension
This really describes them. Belligerent Sexual Tension is a trope used for a love-hate relationship like Knuckles and Rouge, who pretty much describe this trope perfectly. The two easily go from a pair of enemies to two love-birds that don't want to admit that they are in love. Rouge even once stated that there was a thin line between love and hate, which can be true. At first, Knuckles had a look on his face as if she had a good point (which he did) but he instead changed the expression to anger and he said that she made it thicker. The relationship is also a bit of a Slap-Slap-Kiss-Kiss.
In The Other Media
This is probably full of the most Knuxouge moments. The two don't seem to get along though sometimes they often tease and fight eachother in a playful manner.
Rouge has her eye on Knuckles, but Archie created Julie-Su as Knuckles' girlfriend.
They have a lot of interaction, but some of it is in a rivalry but it then changes to a romantic-rivalry. In Sonic Generations, Rouge and Knuckles show the most friendliness towards eachother when they are seen talking to eachother at Sonic's birthday party.
-Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
- 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): YOU'RE BATTY!!!!!!
- Rouge: Well whaddaya know; I guess neither of us know how time warps work
- Knuckles (laughs): You look awful!
- [Rouge tackles Knuckles.]
- Rouge: Oh yeah!?!?!
- [The camera pans off to the moon/ Knuckles is heard laughing.]
- Knuckles: Ha! Stop! That tickles! HAHAHAHAHA!
- Rouge: Didn't I warn you to behave?
- Knuckles: Ha! Alright! ALRIGHT! AHAHAHAHHA!
- Knuckles:Yeah? Well following your orders was what got us here in the first place!
- Rouge: Your cute when your ang-
- Topaz: WE HAVE TO GET OUT OF HERE RIGHT NOW!!!!!
Knuckles: me too, those medodoes might get a knuckle sanwish
Rouge: knuckle sandwish? jeez that was a real clever.
Knuckles: WHO ASKED YOU?!?!
- I support this, definitely. Angie Y. 05:09, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
- So do I. I've supported it ever since my first playthrough of Sonic Adventure 2, which was over ten years ago. ~SolarBlaze 06:20, May 27, 2012 (EST).
- I support thisFira the Cat 13:13, May 29, 2012 (UTC)
- I may be a guy, but I'm a romantic, and see this a better romance than Shadouge. The hedgehog and bat may be both on Team Dark, and have teamed up now and then, but nux nd Rouge share something more. Jus hope my GF doesn't figure out I posted this. -Gnorcteen
- Eric the HedgehogTime to kick some Ro-Butt-nik butt! (It works out to me; they are both treasure hunters.)
- Knuckles: So what's next for you, Rouge? Off to find those jewels you love so much?
- Rouge: Nah, I think I'm going to give up this line of work. Too much work for too little pay. Anyway, I've got something better than jewels that I'm thinking about right now. It'll all work out, you'll see.
- My prefered Knuckles shipping. Plus I am pretty sure Sonic Team has bluntly admitted to it a few times in various ways also.--Mystic Monkey is a proud MonoBook Wikian. 03:30, September 12, 2012 (UTC)
- KnuxOuge Forever! I am Rose Wolf Talk to me if you dare! 09:46, April 5, 2013 (UTC)
- It's a cute love-hate relationship, and probably the only canon couple. (There are various hints of it..) --OOOOOOHHH. 23:40, July 10, 2013 (UTC)
- Knuxouge is one of my favorites. I supported along with ShadAria ever since the events of SAB2. It's really cute and it cracked me up when I saw it on Sonic X and their little cat fights. ♪Pianoteen♪
- Even though it looks like they don't really like each other, it looks like something's going on in Sonic X William2001 (talk) 18:20, November 16, 2013 (UTC)William2001
- This my favroite couple right next to Bigxblaze and SonAmy and TailxFiona.There is so much evidence to support that KNuxouge exsist. Hyena117
- They are so cute together. ^^ I'm a keyblade master and rapper all in one!!!! 20:36, February 15, 2014 (UTC)
- Full Support for these 2, I also love how there are no haters against this pair Keyblade16 (talk) 23:46, February 24, 2014 (UTC)
- Support. Support. Support. Dunno about you, but I like being mortal. -Blitz 01:40, April 20, 2014 (UTC)
- Knuckles deserves her a|The One
- I'm not a romantic guy, but I really do like this pairing.(Disneydude15 (talk) 06:49, August 12, 2014 (UTC))
- I definitely support this. Despite being rivals, they do have a hint of romance. Maybe they'll eventually take it down a notch and possibly get to know eachother more. Rorosilky5 (talk) 10:38, June 30, 2017 (UTC)
- i support it!! love hate relationships are the best kinds~ Cxsmiczsins 8:21, July 15, 2017
- love this ship. ~Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky Tongue tied and twisted just an earthbound misfit, I~ 19:27, December 23, 2017 (UTC)
- Ok,I love this couple,but this can only be done if Maria is reincarnated OR if Shadow loves someone else (unlikely) 220.127.116.11 02:39, October 16, 2012 (UTC)Mimzzy101
- It could work, but not for long. Rouge would just exploit Knuckles's feelings to get the Master Emerald. Magicisgreat (talk) 21:50, March 27, 2013 (UTC)
- I usually do support couples like this but for some reason,I feel neutral on this one~Cyclonestar
- despite rouge annoying knux they still make a cute couple
- They don't even look cool together, what is everyone talkin about? If you really do think that uncanonic Sonic X and Archie hints can make a provement, I pity you... - True_Shadow97
- I Hate that Ship.. Whats up all that Knuxouge Stuff that ship is unknown this is not my favorite i saw knuckles face he still mad at Rouge when She Looking up to E-123 Omega in Sonic Forces... 
Notes about the Couple
- It is believed in Sonic X, episode 52, Rouge is tickling Knuckles. But if you listen carefully in the background, you can hear kissing noises. Thus, this is evidence that Rouge was kissing Knuckles
- This couple is sexy.
- In her Sonic X biography, it says that Rouge has a crush on Knuckles. It is still unknown whether or not Knuckles has a crush on Rouge.
- Rouge often admits that Knuckles is cute.
- Another known fact about Rouge and Knuckles is that the two are like counter-parts to eachother:
- Rouge kicks as much as Knuckles punches
- Rouge's name is French for 'red', which is the color to Knuckles' fur
- Knuckles has long dreadlocks while Rouge has short dreadlocks
- In Sonic X, when Chuck said that Knuckles and Rouge are like oil and vinegar, Topaz and Tonaka looked at eachother and both awed at eachother in a romantic and cute way as if they thought that Knuckles and Rouge liked eachother and were just hiding that romantic tension between them with arguments.
- The couple is mostly hinted in uncanonic media which makes some fans doubt its possibility.
- Peridot the Bachidna (Angie Y character)
- Mary the Echidnat (Red VS Red stories)
- Hudges the Echidna (knuxougefangirl101's "Sonic Royale" series)
- Kristophere Neon "KN" the Bat(knuxougefangirl101's "Sonic Royals" series)
- Aztec and Sapphire the Echidbat (Marshalia13's Universe)