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Gala the Hound[1] is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. She is an anthropomorphic dog and apple farmer[1] who resides in Spiral Hill Village.

Concept and creation

Gala was designed by Evan Stanley, who named her after the Gala apple, Stanley's favorite type of apple.[1]


Gala is an anthropomorphic Afghan Hound[2] with light blue fur, green eyes, and a peach-skinned muzzle with a sharp black nose. She also has fuzzy droopy ears and a medium-long fuzzy tail. For attire, she wears a pale yellow straw hat with a green band, a green short-sleeved shirt, blue overalls with light blue patches on the knees and yellow buttons, yellow fingerless work gloves, and brown shoes.


Tangle & Whisper

While at work in Spiral Hill Village, Gala saw someone who appeared to be Sonic the Hedgehog run through the streets. This character proceeded to jump onto and set off from Gala's head as he was escaping from Whisper the Wolf, leaving the hound to pick up the apples she dropped.[3]

Darkest Hour

During a broadcast of Nite the Owl's K-TBR 199.2 radio station, Gala was the first caller. She exclaimed that she needed help as she was being followed by several people who looked sick and appeared to have metallic skin. Before Nite could get more information however, Gala was abruptly cut off as she fell to the Metal Virus.[4] She was eventually cured due to the efforts of Super Sonic and Super Silver.[5][2]

Trial by Fire

While out driving in the middle of the night, Gala and her associates found themselves surrounded by Badniks passing by in swarms. Despite one of her associates telling her not to attract their attention, Gala opted to blast their way through them with her Hover Wispon. However, she was stopped when Sonic the Hedgehog arrived and took them away from the Badniks. Afterwards, Gala was instructed by Sonic to hide out in a nearby house without bothering the Badniks and wait for this to blow over, which she agreed to do.[6]

Powers and abilities


Gala is armed with a Hover Wispon. Her proficiency with it is unknown.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Evan Stanley on Twitter. Twitter (29 July 2019). Archived from the original on 1 April 2021. "Evan Stanley: Ok! Let's call her Gala the Hound. She's an apple farmer and galas are my favorite type of apple."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Stanley, Evan (2 January 2022). Draw many Cartoon. Tumblr. Archived from the original on 13 January 2022. Retrieved on 13 January 2022.
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle & Whisper #1, "Imposter"
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog Annual 2020, "Darkest Hour"
  5. Sonic the Hedgehog #29, "All or Nothing, Part 4"
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #49, "Wound Up"

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