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Dark Mobius[1] is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It was a dystopian alternate universe where Enerjak rules the world with an iron fist. Although the entire planet fell to his control, Enerjak was resisted by a team of Dark Freedom Fighters led by his daughter, Jani-Ca. Silver the Hedgehog ended up in Dark Mobius after being attacked by Prelate-V in 3437 P.X.E., and assisted the Freedom Fighters in their fight against Enerjak.

Dark Mobius has a counterpart which takes place at around the same time named Light Mobius.


The Rise of Knuckles

The timeline of Dark Mobius began to diverge from Mobius Prime's around the time of the reunification talks on Angel Island. Knuckles was upset that his supposed death was used by the politicians as a point of debate. Ultimately the talks were successful and the Dark Legion was allowed to unify with the rest of the island's echidna society. Despite this Knuckles felt the reunification was a "joke" as people continued to identify themselves as either "Ex-Legion" or "original citizens". Knuckles decided to take over, dissolved the High Council and took over the Dark Legion, turning it into his own personal army. This decision upset the Brotherhood of Guardians, leading to a dispute that ended with Knuckles hurling Spectre through a wall.[2]

Beginning a campaign to rid Mobius of its problems Knuckles used his powers to vaporize Dr. Eggman, eliminating him once and for all, apparently sparking jealousy from Sonic. All of Knuckles' decisions culminated with Julie-Su leaving Knuckles after becoming pregnant. Furthermore Remington, the Chaotix and even elements of the Dark Legion began to turn against him. Knuckles chose to adopt the persona of Enerjak and take on the world by himself.[2]

In an effort to protect her daughter from the truth, Julie-Su told Lara-Su that their universe's version of Remington had killed her father.[3][4] This eventually led to Lara-Su attempting to go back in time and save her father. She ultimately ended up travelling to Mobius Prime, and witnessed a member of the High Council shoot her father.[3][5] She soon travelled back to her own universe, where her mother told her the truth about her father. The two then embarked on a mission to take down Knuckles.[4]

Birth of the Freedom Fighters

Lara-Su and her mother soon formed a much larger resistance, organizing what became an army of Freedom Fighters. However Knuckles, who at this point had assumed the identity of Enerjak, virtually crushed the resistance. Julie-Su and the Chaotix had their Cores stripped from them and turned into Prelates by Enerjak. Soon, Lara was left with only a handful of allies; as it pained her to think of her foe as her father, she abandoned her name, taking on the alias Jani-Ca.[6]

Assistance from Silver

Leading the remaining Freedom Fighters, she continued to fight against Enerjak and his Prelate army and eventually developed a plan; she hoped to ambush Enerjak and use the Sword of Acorns to drain away his power.[7] When her team discovered someone being attacked by the Prelates, Jani-Ca's team moved in to save him; the would-be victim turned out to be Silver the Hedgehog, who had traveled to Nekronopolis from his reality while pursuing Prelate-V.[6][7] While he and Jani-Ca got off to a rough start (due to him mistaking her for another reality's version of herself and using her old name), he eventually accompanied her team to their secret base and Jani-Ca explained their situation and plan to him. However, they soon found themselves ambushed by Enerjak; the villain claimed to have always known where they were, but had kept them around for entertainment value. Because of his interest in Silver's abilities, Enerjak claimed that they were no longer of interest to him. Jani-Ca remained defiant in the face of her corrupted father, and was especially distraught when he revealed a new Prelate especially for her; one based upon her mother, whom Enerjak had rendered into a Core. Elated at first, Silver was shocked as Enerjak dispeled his hold over him with ease and was knocked to the ground with Enerjak declaring Silver had arrived in time to watch him assert complete domination over the world.[7]


Nekronopolis in the Dark Mobius dimension, from Sonic Universe #25.

As this happened, the Freedom Fighters began desperately fighting the Prelates.[7] With the help of Silver the Hedgehog, the Dark Freedom Fighters defeated the Prelates. However, Enerjak quickly attacked and stole the Cores of Freedom Fighters, except Silver and Jani-Ca. Enraged by what Enerjak has done, Silver unleashes his power and attacks. Silver then tells Jani-Ca to use the Sword of Acorns to drain his power after he beats him into submission. Silver and Enerjak begin to charge at each other as Jani-Ca recoils.[8]

Enerjak and Silver's battle led to massive displays of power on both sides, both using their respective abilities to manipulate local objects, each other, and even Angel Island itself in their conflict. Seeking to enrage his foe further, Enerjak summoned an army of Prelates, who threatened to overwhelm Silver until Jani-Ca came to his aid, fighting them off using the Sword of Acorns. After recognizing his inability to defeat Enerjak on the tyrant's terms, Silver took a different approach, manipulating Enerjak's own attacks with his powers and using them against the power-mad Echidna. Thanks to Silver's efforts, Janic-Ca was able to use the Sword's power on Enerjak, reverting him to his original identity of Knuckles while becoming a new incarnation of Enerjak herself. Destroying the Sword of Acorns, she vowed to use her newfound power to restore the damage done to her world. She offered to restore Silver's own world as thanks for his help, but he declined. Silver then returned to his own world, leaving Jani-Ca to rebuild her own.[9]


After Silver left, Jani-Ca decided to first restore the Cores to their owners and went to the Citadel. Though she felt it was still too soon to forgive Knuckles, she brought him with her as her only source of insight. With Knuckles' guidance, she found every victim who had fallen to Enerjak. As she surveyed all of the figures, Jani-Ca learned that their bodies were all preserved, but Knuckles had never tried to restore a Core to someone, so Jani-Ca did not know where to begin with. Although Knuckles warned her of the consequences of experimenting with Cores, Jani-Ca remained adamant to restore the people without sacrificing any of them. In the end, Jani-Ca decided to start with Remington and tried returning his Core to him.[2]








  • Given the events of "The Silver Saga" and the Sonic Universe blog, it appears that certain events on Mobius Prime did not take place on Dark Mobius, or at least not in the same way:
    • The events of The Darkest Storm (Sonic the Hedgehog #162-#165) apparently did not take place, or at least did not result in the destruction of the Sword of Acorns.
    • Some version of the Great Harmony apparently occurred, as the thousands of Chaos Emeralds have apparently been reduced in number to seven.


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog: The Complete Sonic Comic Encyclopedia, "Dark Mobius"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dark Mobius - Knuckles' Descent
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #106, "Reunification Part 1"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #109, "Reunification: The Conclusion"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #108, "Reunification Part 3"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic Universe #25, "Fractured Mirror Part One: Through the Looking Glass"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Sonic Universe #26, "Fractured Mirror Part Two: Warped Reflections"
  8. Sonic Universe #27, "Fractured Mirror Part Three: Shattered"
  9. Sonic Universe #28, "Fractured Mirror The Finale: Picking up the Pieces"

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