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This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Post-Super Genesis Wave continuity.
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The Second Devourer is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is an interdimensional creature who travels between Zones and consumes worlds. It once attempted to consume the Sonic's World two hundred years in the future, but was warded off thanks to the efforts of Silver the Hedgehog.


The Second Devourer is composed of a purple energy aura, with a skeleton body and two enormous arms. His head is similar to a skull bone that several cornified limbs go out from it. The monster has two large arms connected to a rib cage on the middle, with an energy tail stemming from it's lower body, which holds several rocks inside. It has blue eyes with a black cornea.



The origin of the Second Devourer is unclear. However it has been encountered by other beings in the past. At some point, it inhabited and decimated the home world of Gold the Tenrec, and was close to annihilating her before the psychic was sucked into a Genesis Portal. After that, it managed to enter the space between the Genesis Portals where it tried to enter Silver's future.[1][2]

The Silver Age

When Silver and Prof. Von Schlemmer ended up in a Genesis Portal, the Second Devourer attempted to engulf its would-be victims. With Silver's psychokinesis, the companions escape the angered entity.[2] When Silver and the professor escaped it again after entering another Genesis portal conducted by the Onyx City Council however, the Second Devourer found a way out of the portal by following the duo into the Science Center in Onyx City. After it petrified the entire Council upon emerging, it proceeded to attack the local citizens.[1]

As the Second Devourer continued causing havoc, the Genesis Portal it emerged from was growing and risked taking Onyx City with it. To solve the two disasters, Silver, Gold, and Von Schlemmer planned to send the Second Devourer back into its portal and seal it. Using Von Schlemmer's Bigger-Maker Machine, the trio grew Silver to a titanic size, increasing his psychokinetic power to combat the entity. The Second Devourer fought with Silver, but the Second Devourer's superior size gave it the upper hand. However, with encouragement from Gold and Von Schlemmer, Silver repelled the Second Devourer and heaved it into the portal. Consumed by its fury, the Second Devourer tried to escape as Silver was beginning to shrink. With the last of his energy, Silver forced the portal shut, trapping the Second Devourer inside.[3]


The Second Devour is a seemingly mindless and incredible hostile beast devoid of any personality, showing only a thirst for destruction and urge to devour time.

Powers and abilities

The Second Devourer petrifying its victims by devouring time.

The Second Devourer is capable of fight and possesses incredible super strength. It leveled the side of a building with a mere swat with its hand, and can easily lift something as large as itself. It can also create energy constructs from its own mass, namely black tendrils to attack foes.[1]

The Second Devourer can devour time through touch or with its mere presence, resulting in its victims and surroundings turning to stone.[1]


The psychic energies from Silver's innate psychokinesis is seemingly capable of neutralizing the Second Devourer's abilities, including breaking down its energy constructs and sheltering from its time-devouring influence.[1][2]


  • The Second Devourer bears many physical similarities to the Time Eater's imperfect form in Sonic Generations. It also shares its ability to destroy time and turn its victims to stone, and has even been referred to as a "time-eating monster."[4]
    • In fact, the name "Second Devourer" is a reference to Time Eater's name. "Second" is a measurement of time and "devourer" is a synonym of "eater."


Concept artwork



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sonic Universe #81, "The Silver Age Part Three"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sonic Universe #79, "The Silver Age Part One"
  3. Sonic Universe #82, "The Silver Age Part Four"
  4. Sonic Universe #82, introduction page.
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