And now, an origin for The Hat of Glory
So, who here remembers Knuckles’ hat from the OVA?
Oh, don’t lie- you all do, because it is awesome. I rather like the hat myself, and so naturally I like to think of how he came to have it, and with it, this scene unfolded-
So for whatever reason, Knuckles is forced to stay in Knothole for a while with the Master Emerald, hiding it there in an underground chamber. So, for a time, he is directly helping Sonic and company.
Basically over the course of things, he becomes good friends with Bunnie and Antoine, and so Bunnie decides to give him a little something for his troubles- a hat that had previously belonged to her uncle.
I just get a kick out of picturing her giving him The Hat, him trying it on and looking into a mirror, intensely scrutizing it, and never once losing that dead serious expressio, says “I like it!” in complete earnestness, much to Bunnie’s glee.
And lo, the legend is born.