Being a Nega-Wisp, the Violet Wisps have a more menacing look than other Wisps. Their heads are round with five curved-back tentacles around them, making them look like swirls. They lack eyes, unlike normal Wisps, and instead have a serrated mouth that look like a menacing grin. They also have three wide tentacles that stem from their heads and end in jagged points.
The Violet Wisps appear on both versions of Sonic Colors, though they only appear during cutscenes on the Wii. The Violet Wisps were originally normal Wisps, until they were captured by Dr. Eggman during Sonic Colors and syphoned dry of their Hyper-go-on in an attempt on the doctor's behalf to take over Earth with a Mind Control Ray. This process, however, mutated these unfortunate Wisps into the corrupted Violet Wisps, who were forced to carry out Eggman's evil plans. Near the end of Sonic Colors, however, all of the Violet Wisps were returned to normal by the remainder of the Wisp race with their own Hyper-go-on, who had been freed by Sonic the Hedgehog.
Unlike normal Wisps, who have playful personalities, the Violet Wisps are rather violent. Because of their mutation, the Violet Wisps' mindset is that of a wild and feral animal, and they will threaten others by biting and barking if approached.
While the Violet Wisps are not fighters, they are nonetheless brave and very helpful towards their friends and allies.
Powers and abilities
The Violet Wisps are able to levitate in midair at will, which serves as their main method of transportation.
The Violet Wisps are able to generate and store their own unique variant of a powerful energy known as Hyper-go-on inside their own bodies, which is their life source. However, due to their mutation, the Violet Wisps' Hyper-go-on has been corrupted, resulting in a darker and negative version of their Hyper-go-on. It is unclear to what extent they can use their own Hyper-go-on.
The Violet Wisps are able to pass on a fraction of their Hyper-go by phasing into the recipient. When organic beings or robots receive their Hyper-go-on, they can transform into the Violet Void which can suck objects into oblivion.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by IDW Publishing, the Violet Wisps are aliens from Planet Wisp. Much like in the games, some of them have settled down on Sonic's world where they help out the planet's inhabitants from time to time.