- For the surface region that shares a name with this area, see Forbidden Zone.
The Land of the Dark, also known somewhat more commonly as the Forbidden Zone, is a region on Angel Island known for being largely uninhabited. It is also the location of Haven, the base of operations for the Brotherhood of Guardians. The outer edges of the Forbidden Zone were also briefly home to Black Death and Enchantress, two wielders of dark magic. However, the two were defeated in battle by Knuckles the Echidna and Sir Connery and summarily taken away by the paladin. (StH: #45, KtE: #19)