The Dark Gaia Creatures are a group of malevolent creatures who are the result of Dark Gaia breaking apart due to premature awaking. Taking many forms and appearing in virtually every locale, they posed a severe threat to Sonic's World and its inhabitants during The Shattered World Crisis.
Free to Terrorize
Shortly after The Shattered World Crisis began, the Dark Gaia Creatures began appearing in various locations around the world. G.U.N. forces contended with them in Westopolis, while Knuckles the Echidna and the Chaotix were forced to battle them in the Pumpkin Hill Zone. A large concentration of the creatures took up residence in the Anostos Rift near the undersea city of Meropis, where they were kept back only by the protective shield projected by the Eusebes Shrine. Unfortunately, mounting pressure on Coral the Beta, the priestess charged with maintaining the shield, led to a double breakdown: her emotional state and the shield itself. No longer impeded, the minions began swarming the city, clashing with the Meropis City Guard. They also began attacking the shrine, leading to skirmishes with Sonic the Hedgehog, Amy Rose, Rotor Walrus, and Razor the Shark. Their leader, a Dark Guardian, engaged Sonic and Rotor but was then attacked by Chaos, and all were destroyed when the shield was raised anew. (StH: #260, #261, #262, #263; SU: #63)
At about the same time, additional minions invaded Pumpkin Hill Zone and Aquatic Mine, led by a Dark Gaia Titan, but were defeated by Knuckles and the Chaotix. Several of them later attacked the Sky Patrol but were held off by several of the Knothole Freedom Fighters until the sun rose and caused them to dissipate. More also appeared on Isolated Island, and were held off on several occasions by Dr. Ellidy's reprogrammed Badniks. However, the two forces later became one in attacking Ellidy and the Freedom Fighters after the robots were commandeered by Phage. Fortunately, her defeat saw the Badniks return to normal, and the minions were defeated. (SU: #65, #66, #71, #72, #73, #74)
- Little Rex
- Dark Fright
- Dark Bat
- Killer Bee
- Dark Eel
- Dark Gaia Titan-A massive, vaguely humanoid minion that attacks with a heavy club; first appeared to confront Knuckles and the Chaotix in the Aquatic Mine Zone.
- Dark Guardian-An armored monster with great strength; battled the Freedom Fighters in the city of Meropis.
- Many of Dark Gaia's Minions are not identified by name in the comic; as such, their names come from the game Sonic Unleashed and are considered tier 2 canon by this wikia.
- Several minions appear on a variant cover of StH #275 along with the Hooligans, several Egg Bosses, the Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad, Breezie the Hedgehog, Walter Naugus, Dr. Eggman, and several of his robots.