King Arthur (Faraway Avalon Boss)
Revision as of 18:38, 17 November 2011 by Hivebrain
From Sonic Retro
The fight against King Arthur on Faraway Avalon is the second and final time Sonic faces the fallen monarch in Sonic and the Black Knight. After gathering the Grand Kingdom's Sacred Swords from the Knights of the Round Table, and proving himself chivalrous enough to receive Nimue's secrets, Sonic heads to the Black Knight's island fortress of Faraway Avalon for a final showdown.
As in their previous fight at Misty Lake, this boss takes the form of a running battle, as the black knight rides his horse away from Sonic, periodically conjuring up unpleasant magical attacks with Deathcalibur to impede the hero's pursuit. These include:
After being thrown off his horse, the boss simply laughs at Sonic; with the Scabbard of Excalibur still in his possession, Arthur is entirely indestructible... except for the magical trick Nimue has taught Sonic. Triangulating the king between Lacelot's Arondight, Gawain's Galatine, and Percival's Lavaetin, the hedgehog strikes a coup de gras with Caliburn and finally destroys Arthur. The monarch's corpse, however, proves the most intriguing part of the battle, in that it dissolves into black mist, just like the Knights of the Underworld. It seems that someone has some explaining to do...