From Sonic Retro
|Game: Sonic Unleashed
|Affiliation: Dark Gaia
|Points: 100 Dark Gaia Force (PS2/Wii version)
This enemy is akin to the Dark Master, but it instead has a reddish tint to its color instead of just the plain purple. The Fire Master launches a fireball towards the player, inflicting a good deal of damage, the player catching on fire, and dropping whatever item the player may be holding as a result. To dispatch of this enemy, the player must throw a barrel of water at it, ridding it of the flame, then focus their attacks on the Fire Master. Alternatively, if in Unleashed form, the player can just go ahead and attack it, as they'll take no damage.
In the Wii/PS2 version, they will use a different attack in which they dash into Sonic. They also possess a different appearence then their X-Box/PS3 counterparts, being red with blue markings. Additionally, touching them while they're cloaked in fire in this version will simply hurt the player and not set them on fire.
|Monsters born of Dark Gaia with exceptionally high intelligence can take on a humanoid appearance like these fiends.
These pyromancers are wreathed in a steady blaze that makes head-on attacks dangerous. Douse them with a water barrel, then go in for the beatdown.
— Encyclopedia, 360/PS3 version
|These wizards are easily recognized for their pointy red hats.
— Art Gallery, Wii/PS2 version
|Step Two: Elements
Fire Masters are bathed in flame, Lightning Masters freely wield bolts of electricity, but use those traits against them with a little water, and they'll be all washed up!
— Secret Document 4 - "Exploit the Enemy's Weakness!", PS2/Wii versions