- For other groups, see Freedom Fighters.
The Desert Raiders were first formed to counteract the Egg Army chapter in Shamar. However, the true intent of the group was to keep the forces of the Eggman Empire and the Freedom Fighters at a stalemate in Shamar, therefore compromising complete control from Eggman. The leader of Shamar's Egg Army, Nephthys, conspires with the Desert Raiders for the plan to work.(StH: #279)
Members of the Knothole Freedom Fighters called upon the Desert Raiders for help during their efforts to save a Guardian of one of the Gaia Keys from the encroaching Egg Army. Though the Desert Raiders secretly set up an ambush with the Egg Army on their Knothole counterparts, the rescue was successful nonetheless.(StH: #278, StH: #279)
- The Desert Raiders may be the first completely new group of Freedom Fighters introduced in the Post-Super Genesis Wave Timeline, as the Avalon Freedom Fighters are believed to be rewritten versions of their Mercia counterparts from the Pre-Super Genesis Wave Timeline.
- According to editor Vincent Lovallo, the Desert Raiders are based on Sonic (Spike), Tails (Sonar), and Knuckles (Trevor).