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The Chaos Emeralds[1] are objects that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are seven gemstones from Sonic's world with ties to the Master Emerald[2] that hold incredible power.


Powers and traits

Possessing immense chaotic power that changes according to the situation or their usage,[3] the Chaos Emeralds are incredible sources of energy that together can grant unlimited power.[4] Their properties have been likened to those of the Sol Emeralds, except that they are not "fiery".[1]

The Chaos Emeralds' power can be harnessed to empower various entities, such as living beings, and power machinery. Harnessing all seven Chaos Emeralds will bestow a person with a Super State, a form that grants increased innate talents, the power of flight, and other powers.[2][5][6][7]



Sonic and Dr. Eggman have had numerous past encounters that involved them battling for possession of the Chaos Emeralds.[8] The Emeralds have also been used by Sonic to achieve his Super State.[2][5][9] At some point, all seven Chaos Emeralds were secured by Dr. Starline for Dr. Eggman.[3]

Battle For Angel Island

Starline eventually presented the Chaos Emeralds to Eggman as his "apprenticeship application", prompting an impressed Eggman to take Starline in as his newest lackey.[3]


For Eggman's new flying fortress, the Faceship, the Chaos Emeralds were used as the ship's power generator. Eggman in particular had the Emeralds fashioned above his throne in the command room of the Faceship to keep them close at hand.[6]

Crisis City

With the Chaos Emeralds powering the Faceship, Eggman and his lackeys began traveling around the world in the vessel while using it to distribute the Metal Virus in key locations.[10][11]

All or Nothing

The Deadly Six managed to take control of the Faceship after Starline invited them onboard and things got out of hand quickly. Zavok decided to distribute each of the Emeralds to the members of the team while leaving one Emerald to power the ship. With this power, the Zeti would be able to control thousands of Zombots instead of random, shambling masses. The Zeti set out into the world, controlling many Zombots and having them infect whoever they wanted.[4]

Zeena harnessing the power of her Chaos Emerald, from Sonic the Hedgehog #27.

In Vista View, though Zomom used his heightened abilities to control various Zombots, he was confronted and defeated by Tails and Amy, who then subsequently took his Emerald away from him. In Sunset City, Zeena used her Chaos Emerald to use a upgraded version of her tether manipulation abilities on Gemerl. However, the robot used this against her and, with Cream's help, was able to get the Chaos Emerald away from her. After discovering that Cream had gotten infected by the Metal Virus in the scuffle, Gemerl threw the Chaos Emerald to Angel Island through a Warp Portal so that he would stay behind with his friend. In Riverside, Espio managed to swipe Zazz' Chaos Emerald after a fierce duel. In Orchardville, Silver fought Zor until the latter's Chaos Emerald was knocked off of him by Whisper, allowing Silver to collect it and leave Zor at the Zombots' mercy. In Winterburg, Zik was confronted by the Babylon Rogues, fighting Jet directly while setting Zombots on Wave and Storm. Eventually, Jet blasted Zik into Storm's fist with a gust of wind, allowing Wave to snatch Zik's Chaos Emerald with her wrench before he landed at the Zombots' feet. Since Wave and Storm's Extreme Gear were destroyed in the fight, Jet tied the Chaos Emerald to the back of his own airboard and sent it back through a Warp Portal while he stayed behind with his teammates.[7][12]

Meanwhile, Zavok used his abilities to lead a legion of Zombots, including some of Sonic's allies, to Angel Island, arriving just as the remaining survivors returned from fighting the other Zeti. As the Faceship approached, Rouge stole the Chaos Emerald powering it, causing it to crash, and escaped to the island, delivering the Chaos Emerald to Sonic. The survivors intended to grab Zavok's Chaos Emerald from the wreckage after the flames subsided, but Zavok, enraged, used his Chaos Emerald to become Giant Zavok and used his boosted power to attack and throw Zombots onto Angel Island.[12]

Super Sonic and Super Silver appear in front of Giant Zavok, from Sonic the Hedgehog #29.

With Sonic's Metal Virus infection impossible to resist any longer, he and Metal Sonic rushed to get the last Chaos Emerald from Zavok while Silver carried the other Emeralds and the Warp Topaz. After several failed attempts, Sonic reached the Emerald and removed it from Zavok's body, only to fall with it as he began to turn into a Zombot. As Silver flew in with the other gems, the still-giant Zavok attempted to crush them both. At the last second, though, the two hedgehogs activated the Emeralds to become Super Sonic and Super Silver, curing the former of his infection. After defeating Zavok, Super Sonic and Super Silver combined their powers with the Warp Topaz to rid the world of the Metal Virus once and for all. However, the Warp Topaz could not handle exposure to the Chaos Emeralds' power and subsequently exploded, knocking Sonic and Silver out of their Super States.[13][14]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #4, "Fallout, Part 4"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #12, "The Cost of the Battle for Angel Island"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #25, "A Sudden Shift"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #9, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 1"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #16, "Infected"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #27, "All or Nothing, Part 2"
  8. Sonic the Hedgehog #5, "The Fate of Dr. Eggman, Part 1"
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog #11, "The Battle for Angel Island, Part 3"
  10. Sonic the Hedgehog #17, "Plague"
  11. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #28, "All or Nothing, Part 3"
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog #29, "All or Nothing, Part 4"
  14. Sonic the Hedgehog #30, "Cured"

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