From Sonic Retro
|Game: Sonic Unleashed|
|Affiliation: Dark Gaia|
They are similar to the Dark Master in terms of appearance, but the hat is colored with a light purplish tint. True to their name, they have the ability to summon an endless supply of Dark Frights, though they will only call forth a limited number of them at one time. They will always appear where there are groups of enemies, though there will usually be only one of them in the 360/PS3 version, whereas two of them can appear at a time in the Wii/PS2 version.
Fright Masters will generally focus on spawning Frights, but they will also attack Sonic the Werehog if he approaches them by swinging their staff like a club or by hammering it down on him. They can also move around in the air to avoid damage, which makes them hard to hit. In the Wii/PS2 version, they are much faster and are also capable of teleporting to a safe distance.
|“||Monsters born of Dark Gaia with exceptionally high intelligence can take on a humanoid appearance like these fiends.
Left alone long enough, these dark conjurers will summon forth an endless supply of Frights. Cut them off at the source!
— Encyclopedia, 360/PS3 version