If you've clicked on this group, it's because you're interested in seeing what this group has to offer...either that or you got an invite to have your art featured in this group. Either way, we at the KnucklesXTikal-Club welcome you!
Since the lovely founder Juricha made me the co-founder, I decided I wanted to make a journal to summarize the truth of the Knuxikal pairing. As I'm sure many people believe, this pairing is inherently "wrong" because of the belief that Tikal is likely the great-great-great (insert numbers of great) grandmother of Knuckles. In short, the belief is that Knuxikal is an incestuous relationship.
This is incorrect.
We who ship Knuxikal do not - in any way, shape or form - support or even condone incest. Naturally, this would seem to be a paradoxical statement, as - again - the wide belief is that Knuckles is the descendant of Pachacamac, who is of course Tikal's father.
But the fact of the matter is, there is no actual proof to support this, even in the Archie Comics universe. On both Pachacamac and Tikal's profiles, there are no familial ties except to each other, not counting Tikal's unnamed mother and grandmother, the latter of which is only ever mentioned and never seen. Despite this fact, it's still assumed somehow that Knuckles is in fact a direct descendant of Pachacamac, but this is nothing more than pure speculation on the part of fans who simply assume that Knuckles is related to the only other known echidnas except for himself.
There is, however, a stronger argument against their relation than there is for it, and it's a very simple and easy to understand concept. Pachacamac, as far as anyone knows, had only one offspring. That is Tikal. Tikal never had any children that we know of, and she was sealed in the Master Emerald with Chaos before anything like that could even take place. That very event is directly related to Perfect Chaos wiping out the vast majority of the Knuckles Clan, including Pachacamac.
This means that unless Pachacamac had other family members somewhere that no one knows about, there is no way Knuckles can be Pachacamac's descendant. Any conclusions leading to his relation with Tikal is merely speculation, which - admittedly - is the same case for arguments against their relation. But the percentage of Knuckles not being related to Tikal is arguably much higher than him being related to her.
So with all that said, the legitimacy of the couple has gone just about as far as it possibly can. Them actually being together requires a certain amount of "fan fiction" to make it happen, but there are ways it could happen.
Not that you need reasons to make amazing fan art, right?
We hope that this convinces you to see what we see. Knuckles and his aggressive mindset would mesh well with Tikal's quiet and peaceful nature, they would compliment each other, and of course they are incredibly cute with each other. It is not incest, it is a perfectly innocent relationship with no immoral connotations, or so we choose to believe. There is no DEFINITIVE proof on either side, but through logical thought processes, we can easily whittle down the chances of them actually being related. The most that can be said beyond the shadow of a doubt is that they are merely from the same tribe. It all comes down to what you CHOOSE to believe.
So what is your choice? We hope you decide to see things our way and join this group, add things to our gallery and bring some life to this group and this pairing!