Angel Island is a floating landmass above Sonic’s world, kept afloat by the mystical Master Emerald. Both the island and its source of flight is often guarded by the islands sole resident, Knuckles the Echidna.
Despite often being a target by evil forces, Knuckles sometimes has no choice but to leave his post when needed elsewhere, such as when acting as the commander of the Resistance. The islands current vulnerability has not gone unnoticed by the mystery villain watching Sonic’s movements from behind the scenes, noting that the Master Emerald will help to accelerate their plans. (StH: #3)
- Angel Island first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. As the home of Knuckles, and the location of the important artifact, the Master Emerald, it has since become a reoccurring location for the series.