This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
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The Dark Bat is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a type of Dark Gaia Creature that appeared during the Shattered World Crisis.


The Dark Bats have blue, egg-shaped bodies with black purple eyes and small horns on top. Their lower body is mostly a large lower jaw with jagged fangs and a horn-like growth with circular, magenta markings on each jaw joint. They also have two feelers on the chin and a thin tail on their back.


Shattered World Crisis

Act One

The Dark Bats were formed by Dark Gaia's energies shortly after the planet broke apart at the dawn of the Shattered World Crisis. Many Dark Bats reigned havoc across areas such as Westopolis and Meropis, though G.U.N. and part of the Freedom Fighters (alongside the Meropis City Guard) helped purge some of these cities from the Dark Gaia scum, respectively.[1][2][3]


Dark Bats and Dark Frights attacking Tails, from Sonic Universe #71.

Several Dark Bats would attack the Sky Patrol one night. Although most were destroyed by the Freedom Fighters, the rest would disappear with the emergence of the sun.[4] During nighttime on Isolated Island soon after, many more Dark Bats and other Dark Gaia Creatures attacked Miles "Tails" Prower and Big the Cat. However, after Dr. Ellidy regained control of his Badniks, they would drive the monsters away.[5]

Act Two

When Dark Gaia emerged, all remaining Dark Bats on the planet were drawn back into the massive creature.[6]

Powers and abilities

Dark Bats are capable of flight and can utilize Dark Gaia energy. Due to their small size, they are very weak.[1]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #260, "Waves of Change Part One: First Ripples"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #262, "Waves of Change Part Three: Terror in the Deep"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #263, "Waves of Change Part Four: Divine Waters"
  4. Sonic Universe #71, "Spark of Life Part One"
  5. Sonic Universe #74, "Spark of Life Part Four"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #286, "Panic In The Sky: Part Three: Colossal Crash"