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 Fright 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 Frights mostly resemble balloon-shaped birds with small wings, a small knot on the bottom of their body and a little horn on their forehead. They have dark blue and black skin, and have markings on their body that resembles a face, while their actual black faces with white eyes are hidden inside their "mouths".


Shattered World Crisis

Act One

The Dark Frights were formed by Dark Gaia's energies shortly after the planet broke apart at the dawn of the Shattered World Crisis.


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

One night, when Coral the Betta was unable to perform the Mystic Melody properly and raise the city's shield, many Dark Frights, alongside other Dark Gaia Creatures, attacked Meropis.[1][2] They would be met with the opposition of Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies, including the Meropis City Guard.[2] 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 Frights.[3]

Several Dark Frights 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]

Act Two

When Dark Gaia emerged, all remaining Dark Frights on the planet were drawn back into the massive creature.[5]

Powers and abilities

The Dark Frights are capable of flight, allowing them to float through mid-air in any direction.

See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #261, "Waves of Change Part Two: Current Events"
  2. 2.0 2.1 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 the Hedgehog #286, "Panic In The Sky: Part Three: Colossal Crash"