"What the hell is going on?!"
Knuckles climbed on top of the Master Emerald and scanned the horizon. The roaring he kept hearing was machines!
A huge bulldozer-like thing was shredding the forest up, Knuckles could see that at least. He had to stop whatever it was.
He pulled on his spiked gloves and leapt high into the air. The good thing about being a master of your ki was having great control over your body that you never had before. Knuckles could glide and climb walls just by controlling the flow of ki coursing through his limbs.
He extended his arms and legs and glided towards the machine. It didn't seem to notice him. He landed on top of it and dug in his claws. On closer examination, the machine didn't even have a cockpit or a pilot. It was a robot.
Knuckles stamped firmly on the robot's head, tearing right through the machine and destroying it instantly.
There was a rustle in the bushes.
Knuckles spun around, fists crackling with ki. An egg-shaped guy in a hideous red and black outfit stepped out. He had an unkempt ginger moustache on his small, cinched face.
"Who are you?!" Knuckles demanded. He pointed a fist at the man. "You didn't sent that robot, did you?"
"No, of course not!" said the man. "Allow me to introduce myself first. My name is Dr Ivo Robotnik. I hunt Sonic and Miles Prower, two empowered kids who want the Master Emerald. Wanna help?"