- For the version of this character before the Super Genesis Wave, see Time Eater (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Encounter and destruction
Dr. Eggman discovered the Time Eater following one of his defeats at the hands of Sonic the Hedgehog, and set out to use it to alter history in his favor. However, in order to upgrade it with technology, he required the aid of another genius, and used the Time Eater's powers to recruit a past version of himself. Together, the pair employed the Time Eater to scatter Sonic and his various allies across time and space, but the Time Eater was defeated when Sonic joined forces with his own past self. Regardless, the failure with the Time Eater indirectly led to Eggman's meeting with Dr. Wily.
The Time Eater also existed at one point on Sonic's World after its dimension had its timeline altered by Dr. Eggman and Dr. Wily's Genesis Wave. However, the Time Eater was stopped by Sonic the Hedgehog at some point in this new reality's past. Dr. Light later brought up the Time Eater to Eggman in an attempt to state Eggman's experiences about tampering with forces that were beyond his control.
- The Time Eater is based on the character from the Sonic the Hedgehog video games.
- According to Ian Flynn on the Bumbleking forums, he believes that Sega intended to imply that the Time Eater was the leftover matter of Mephiles.