This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

Dark Eel 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 was formed by Dark Gaia during the night.


The Dark Eels mostly resemble a cross between a serpent and a larva. They are several meters long with a large and wide head and have a set of horns on the sides of their head and one on their forehead. They also have neon blue skin with glowing, purple markings and they emit purple smoke.


Shattered World Crisis

Act One

Dark Eels were formed by Dark Gaia's energies shortly after the planet broke apart at the dawn of the Shattered World Crisis. Many of these Dark Eels would often emerge from the Anostos Rift, threatening the city of Meropis.[1]


A Dark Eel faces Sonic, Razor, Rotor and Crusher, from Sonic the Hedgehog #261.

One night, when Coral the Betta was unable to perform the Mystic Melody properly and raise the city's shield, many Dark Eels, alongside other Dark Gaia Creatures, attacked Meropis.[2] They would be met with the opposition of Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies, including the Meropis City Guard.[3] Eventually, Coral successfully performed the Mystic Melody with the help of Pearly the Manta Ray and Tikal, which produced a beam of light that destroyed the remaining Dark Eels.[4]

Act Two

While keeping a lookout for the Midesta Egg Army, Big the Cat would run into two Dark Eels. However, they would be no match for the cat as he crushed them both with his bare hands. Another Dark Eel would be led into the Gaia Temple by Big, Chip and Sonar the Fennec to distract the Egg Army.[5] When Dark Gaia later emerged, all remaining Dark Eels on Sonic's World were drawn back into the massive creature.[6]

Powers and abilities

With their massive bodies, Dark Eels are capable of overpowering their opponents with brute force.

See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #260, "Waves of Change Part One: First Ripples"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #261, "Waves of Change Part Two: Current Events"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #262, "Waves of Change Part Three: Terror in the Deep"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog #263, "Waves of Change Part Four: Divine Waters"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #279, "Face Of The Enemy Part Two: Friends In Deed"
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog #286, "Panic In The Sky: Part Three: Colossal Crash"