The Chaos Emeralds were created by the Wise Ones, also known as the Wise-men, in the faraway land of Hyrule. They were fashioned from a swirling pool of Chaos Energy, which was created when The Awesome One accidentally sat on a bag of Skittles and farted. The Wise Ones decided to harness this energy, solidifying it into seven colorful gems, one for each of them. However, they accidentally used them to create Chaos Control, which warped the Chaos Emeralds to the Floating Island. There, they were found by Knuckles, who promptly shoved them into his back pocket. The most interesting thing about this incident is that Knuckles does not, in fact, wear pants. It was then that they were stolen by Sonic, who used them to become Super Sonic. Growing fearful of Sonic's rising power, the Wise Ones sent the Chaos Emeralds away into the Special Stage.
The following "people" can use the Chaos Emeralds to become Super:
- Sonic--becomes Super Sonic
- Shadow--becomes Super Shadow
- Knuckles--becomes Pinky
- Metal Sonic--becomes Super Metal Sonic (by copying the data on the Chaos Emeralds, not by collecting them)
- T-5001 (in some forms only)
- The Awesome One--stays awesome
Super Emeralds, which are the powered-up version of the Chaos Emeralds.