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The Gum Tree Zone is a location that appears in the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions. It is a Zone of Mobius. It is named after a native species of palm trees that produce the Gum Tree Fruits, which produces large, blue spherical fruits, filled with an acid gum that is corrosive to metals.
During Doctor Robotnik's dictatorship of Mobius, Robotnik used the Gum Tree Zone as the location of a trap for the Freedom Fighters. Using one of his loyal subjects as a false informant, he fed information to the Freedom Fighters that a platoon of Troopers would transport a "secret weapon" through the Gum Tree Zone. When the Freedom Fighters attacked the convoy, the Troopers allowed the Freedom Fighters to defeat them, after which the secret weapon was revealed to be a new Cybernik called Vermin the Cybernik.
Vermin was so strong that he quickly defeated Shortfuse the Cybernik, Tails and Johnny Lightfoot. Amy managed to win the fight by shooting her crossbow through one of the Gum Tree Sacs, causing acid to drop on Vermin and dissolve his armour, forcing him to flee.
- Gum Tree Zone at the Sonic the Comic Wiki