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Mephiles in the Archie Comics
Black, purple, white
Reptilian green irises with red sclera
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Mephiles was a smoky spirit born during an experiment when Solaris, the god of time, light, and fire, was split into two halves- Mephiles, who consisted of Solaris' power and intelligence, and Iblis, who consisted of Solaris's fiery power and destructive nature. He was trapped within a device called the Scepter of Darkness by Shadow the Hedgehog. Years later, Mephiles was released and stole Shadow's shape and abilities by merging with his shadow. He then created a plan that spanned over two hundred years, brought him the seven Chaos Emeralds, saw the death of Sonic the Hedgehog and the release of Iblis, who was sealed within Princess Elise. With the power of the Chaos Emeralds, Mephiles rejoined Iblis and Solaris was reborn. His existence was ultimately erased when a resurrected Sonic and Elise traveled back in time to the days before Solaris was experimented upon and snuffed the tiny white flame. Though (according to the Encyclopedia) he may have slipped through a crack in time.
Mephiles was described as a cruel and brilliant individual, capable of creating a successful plan spanning two centuries, and was perfectly willing to kill others for his own gain.
- Mephiles was first hinted to have existed within the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book universe when Ian Flynn confirmed that the events of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) had occured in the comics on the Ask Ian discussion board. It was first later in the Archie Comics' The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia that Mephiles was officially revealed to have existed, along with details about his history.
- Mephiles, or possibly an alternate version of Mephiles, appeared in Archie Sonic Universe Issue 29, marking Mephiles' first appearance in the comics. This Mephiles was imprisoned in the Zone Jail and appeared during Scourge's time at the prison claiming he needed to "lighten up". During the riot, this Mephiles was seen attempting to escape. Given that Mephiles is part of a being who was born outside of any reality and therefore can't have alternate counterparts within other realities, it is likely to be the original Mephiles.
- In the games he had no feet but in one of his cameos in the Zone Jail and in his artwork he has feet.