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This object 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.

The Gaia Keys[1] are objects appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. They are a set of ancient keys needed to access the inner chambers of the various Gaia Temples from the Gaia Gate in Apotos. Each key consists of two halves protected by a Gaia Key Guardian: a Sun Key and a Moon Key.


Known history

Gaia Key Archie

Gregorios exposits on the Gaia Keys, from Sonic the Hedgehog #272.

For an unknown amount of time, the Gaia Keys have been safeguarded by a group of protectors who kept their task a closely guarded secret. However, their identities were made known to Gregorios, keeper of the Gaia Gate, who likewise safeguarded this information.[2]

Shattered World Crisis

During the Shattered World Crisis, Gregorios came chose to break silence and warn his colleagues after Metal Sonic attacked him looking for information on the temples.[3] He also shared a list of the Gaia Key Guardians with the New Freedom Fighters to enable them to gather the keys and thus access the temples and restore the world.[2]



  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #276 official solicitation
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #272, "A Ray of Hope"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #268, "Champions Part One: The Gang's All Here"

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