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Chao are creatures that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a mysterious species that dwells in various locations around Sonic's world.



The Chao are small creatures with pudding-like bodies. In general, Chao have round waterdrop-like heads with large eyes but no noses, round torsos smaller than their heads, smooth feet with no legs, and arms with no visible hands. Neither their arms or feet have digits. They also have a short tail, small wings, and a floating dot above their heads.

While Chao can have various looks, basic Chao have light blue skin with yellow tips on their arms, feet and head, blue eyes, and pink wings.

Characteristics and culture

Chao are cute and lovable creatures similar to children[1] and their mannerisms are pleasant and relaxing. Chao can also become attached to individuals, as evidenced by the friendship between Cream and her Chao, Cheese. They are likewise loyal companions who will go to extreme lengths in order to protect their loved ones.[2]

Powers and abilities

All Chao are capable of flight.[2]



In the past, a Chao named Cheese would accompany his friend and companion Cream on many adventures. Together with Cream, Cheese lived in Floral Forest Village with his twin brother Chocola, Vanilla, and eventually Gemerl.[2]

Tangle & Whisper

Some Chao were being disturbed in their garden by a shapeshifter named Mimic, who assumed the form of Sonic the Hedgehog. Mimic even went to the length of kicking one of the Chao.[3]

Crisis City


Cheese and Chocola turned into Zombots, from Sonic the Hedgehog #18.

When the Faceship invaded Floral Forest Village, the giant vessel poured a large batch of the Metal Virus into the village, creating a Zombot outbreak. As chaos erupted in the village, Cheese and Chocola took refuge into Vanilla's house. While Chocola tried helping Vanilla barricade the door, Cheese and Cream wanted to help their neighbors, but Vanilla convinced them to stay here where it was safe. Eventually though, Zombots broke into the house. In an attempt to protect his family, Cheese attacked the Zombots, causing him to get infected with the Metal Virus. He was soon caught by the Zombot though, causing Chocola to try and rescue him. However, he too got caught and infected. Soon converted into Zombots themselves, Cheese and Chocola tried to attack Cream and Vanilla, only to get interrupted by Sonic, who trapped them in glass jars. After Sonic left though, Cheese and Chocola began to break free.[2]

The Last Minute

After the duo freed themselves, Cheese and Chocola made their way to Central City, where they came across Tails at his lab but he did not notice them. Cheese and Chocola found the mains supply for the lab and proceeded to destroy it, cutting off all the power there. Soon, Tails rushed out of the lab in his Cyclone, which prompted the Zombot Chao to chase after him. However, Tails managed to pull off enough evasive maneuvers to leave the Chao in the dust.[4]

Known Chao

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