|This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Pre-Super Genesis Wave continuity.|
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
- For the version of this character after the Super Genesis Wave, see Time Eater (Archie).
The Time Eater existed at one point in the reality of Mobius Prime after the Prime Zone had its timeline altered by Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily's Genesis Wave. However, the Time Eater was stopped by Sonic at some point in this new reality's past. Dr. Light later brought up the Time Eater to Eggman in an attempt to state Eggman's experiences about tampering with forces that were beyond his control.
- According to Ian Flynn on the Bumbleking forums, he believes that Sega intended to imply that the Time Eater was the leftover matter of Mephiles. As such, he stated that the Time Eater is an alternate state of Mephiles in the comic series that "slipped through a crack in time".