From Sonic Retro
|Game: Sonic Unleashed
|Affiliation: Dark Gaia
|Points: 40 Dark Gaia Force (PS2/Wii version)
The most ubiquitous of Dark Gaia's monsters, these turquoise-black humanoid enemies have thick forearms and spiked backs, contributing to a bizarre, otherworldly appearence. Nightmares frequently attack in packs, appearing en masse in puffs of supernatural smoke, and Sonic is forced to smash his way through a whole lot of these standardised footsoldiers on his quest to fix the planet.
Nightmares lack any sort of projectile offense, and instead attack the Werehog by means of their stretchy arms. A pack of Nightmares will sometimes be spearheaded by a Deep Nightmare, their bulkier, stronger cousins.
There is a stronger variant of the Nightmare, known as the Red Nightmare, that appears only in the Wii/PS2 version.
|Under Dark Gaia's influence, people's ambient fears, doubts and anger manifest into these monsters.
They aren't very bright, acting only on a base drive to hurt those nearby.
— Encyclopedia, 360/PS3 version
|The lowest of the low, Nightmares are the quintessental chump baddies.
— Art Gallery, Wii/PS2 version