Zonshen is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. He is a human resident of Chun-Nan and a Guardian of the Gaia Keys, which are essential to access the Gaia Temple.
The Shattered World Crisis
During the Shattered World Crisis, Zonshen ceased his visits to the temple as the Gaia Phoenix grew abnormally hostile from the corrupting influence of Dark Gaia energy. When Zonshen finally made a trip to the temple grounds, he was cornered by the Gaia Phoenix's corrupted form, the Dark Gaia Phoenix, as night fell. Luckily, he was saved by Sonic and his allies who also restored the Gaia Phoenix to normal. In gratitude, Zonshen awarded the heroes with the final Gaia Key needed to save the world. Much later, Zonshen witnessed the restoration of the world with the Gaia Phoenix.