NiGHTS (ナイツ Naitsu), also spelled as Nights, is the series' titular character as well as its main protagonist. NiGHTS is a First-level Nightmaren created to do evil, but decided against it and betrayed their own kind.

NiGHTS is confirmed to be a genderless being[1], but due to localization and the age of the game, they have been referred to with male pronouns occasionally.


NiGHTS was created by the God of Nightmare, Wizeman the Wicked, being one of Wizeman's strongest creations. Their purpose was to do evil, destroy the world of dreams and steal a type of human's dream energy called Ideya, but they disagreed with it and rebelled against their creator and fellow Nightmarens.

To protect the world of Dreams, NiGHTS has the assistance of human children, who allow NiGHTS to use their Ideyas to make them powerful enough to fight against the Nightmarens.


NiGHTS is very mysterious and graceful, at the same time, mischievous and playful. Being very free spirited, they won't follow anybody's orders unless they to. According to the NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams manual, NiGHTS likes to scare and make fun of people, and they don't have a strong sense of right and wrong.[2]

Despite being the savior of the world of dreams, NiGHTS still appears to have some devious nightmaren traits within them, that is shown in the NiGHTS Storybook, where NiGHTS is arrogant and rude towards Elliot despite the latter helping them. When Reala imprisioned NiGHTS inside an Ideya Palace, neither NiGHTS nor Elliot knew how to break through it. Yet, NiGHTS would still act like this was Elliot's responsibility and order him to find a way out by himself. As Elliot didn't know what to do, NiGHTS would call him "Idiot". NiGHTS also appears to be very childish and naive, as when Reala challenges him for a game, they fails to notice it is a trap.

In the NiGHTS Archie Comics, NiGHTS rebelled against Wizeman simply because he believes a world ruled by him would be boring, indicating that NiGHTS never truly cared about Nightopia nor humans and simply did that for themselves to be free and have fun.

Despite these negative traits, NiGHTS still knows when they have to be mature and serious. They care about their friends, which was shown in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, where they didn't want to go to the Sky Concert with Helen at first, but once they saw it was important to her, NiGHTS changed their mind to please her. In the storybook, where they congratulated Elliot for his bravery and kept him calm when fighting Wizeman, indicating that NiGHTS really started caring about Nightopia and the humans after starting the rebellion.

NiGHTS appears to dislike revealing their identity as a Nightmaren to visitors, and gets displeased when Reala refers to them as such. Helen is horrified to learn that NiGHTS is a Nightmaren, which upsets NiGHTS so much they fail to notice Reala Paralooping Helen. This likely shows that NiGHTS wants to be friends and feels rejected when people judge them for being a Nightmaren. Curiously, in the NiGHTS Storybook, they didn't mind when Elliot found that out.

It is likely that NiGHTS reflects the Jungian "shadow" and "eternal child" archetypes.

Physical Appearance

NiGHTS has a thin, humanoid form, beige skin and large blue eyes with vertical slit pupils. NiGHTS' hands and head are not connected to a visible body, with his body seemingly made only apparent by their clothes. They wear a purple and white unitard or possibly purple unitard with a white shirt, the sleeves are baggy with purple and yellow cuffs. NiGHTS' clothes are embroidered with silver thread on the arms and legs.

NiGHTS also wears a pink and red jacket accented with yellow star buttons and yellow trim, with blue crystal studs in the collar. A small orange ruff collar is inside the jacket collar.

NIGHTS' boots are half pink and purple, striped with yellow in between. Atop his head is a violet-striped, two-horned jester cowl.

A notable feature on NiGHTS is the large red-pink jewel on his chest. The purpose and origin of this jewel is unknown, most of the community believe the jewel has some sort of connection with the red Ideya.

NiGHTS into Dreams


NiGHTS in NiGHTS into Dreams.


NiGHTS infamous face from the game's intro.

NiGHTS is a First-level Nightmaren (the most advanced and powerful) created by Wizeman.

They are very mischievous and dislike being ordered around and started a rebellion against Wizeman. As a punishment, Wizeman imprisioned NiGHTS in an Ideya Palace. The only way they can be freed from the prison is by merging with either Elliot Edwards or Claris Sinclair, who both possess the Red Ideya of Courage. NiGHTS helps them collect their stolen Ideya from the Nightmarens, but their freedom is only temporary. If time runs out, NiGHTS will be pulled back to the Ideya Palace leaving the child to find their way back and try again.

The children have lost their Ideya due to stress in the waking world and became targets for the Nightmares. NiGHTS is eager to disrupt Wizeman's plan and help the children conquer their fears, reclaim their Ideya each night, and ultimately defeat Wizeman.

Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams

NiGHTS starred in a single level demo game for the Sega Saturn called Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams that featured many date-related events not available in the original game. Around the Christmas season, NiGHTS' outfit changes into a red and white Santa-like outfit to match the change in scenery.

In this game, NiGHTS along with Elliot and Claris, tries to find the missing star from the Twin Seed's christmas three.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams


NiGHTS in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.

NiGHTS comes into contact with two new Visitors from the city of Bellbridge, William Taylor and Helen Cartwright, who both possess the Red Ideya of Courage. This gives them the strength to free NiGHTS when they were swiftly imprisoned at the beginning of each story by Reala and his underlings.

NiGHTS often wanders off on his own throughout the game, leaving the player in control of the Visitor. This occurs most often at the Dream Gate, leaving the Visitor to encounter NiGHTS already beyond the Door to Nightopia (or floating by the Dream Gate fountain if you want to take a fly around). NiGHTS and the Visitors battle vicious 2nd Level Nightmarens and even Reala himself on an occasion, regaining each child's ideya in the process. In the normal endings, Wizeman becomes frustrated with his servants and steps in to take NiGHTS back himself, dragging Helen down as well. NiGHTS is then imprisoned on the top of the Bellbridge clock tower and is rescued by the children after they unleash the true power of the Ideya of Courage. They face Wizeman, Dualizing into two NiGHTS to stop his evil plans. When he is defeated, the children wake up with renewed determination.


NiGHTS confronting Wizeman with Will and Helen.

In the True Endings, the final Ideya of Hope appears on the staircase, but Wizeman is waiting. NiGHTS is knocked out and dragged down alone, with Wizeman planning to remove NiGHTS' consciousness and replace it with one that will make them obey him. The children finally realize the mistakes they have made and gain new resolve, jumping into the abyss to rescue NiGHTS, but Reala appears once they free NiGHTS, and so NiGHTS must battle him a final time to reach Wizeman. As darkness envelopes Bellbridge, the three Dualize and face Wizeman the Wicked together, but he taunts NiGHTS with the knowledge of their demise should Wizeman be defeated. The children can't bear to lose NiGHTS but are reassured of their own strength and free will, so they work together to defeat him. After NiGHTS, Will, and Helen defeat Wizeman, NIGHTS delivers a final bow before fading away into white light. It is unclear whether or not NiGHTS "disappeared forever" as after the credits, the child of choice is seen sleeping in their bed and then the camera pans out towards the clock tower where you can see NiGHTS on the top of the spire, imaginary flute in hand, peacefully watching over the city. It is possible this meant disappearing from only Will and Helen's dreams forever and not the Night Dimension in general.

NiGHTS: Flying Through the Sky Without Wings

NiGHTS co-starred with Elliot in the Japan exclusive storybook, NiGHTS: Flying Through the Sky Without Wings.

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NiGHTS in NiGHTS: Flying Through the Sky Without Wings.

They are playing their flute, surronded by Nightopians, when Reala appears and challenges them for a game to see who flies higher and faster. NiGHTS accepted the challenge and fails to see that it's a trap. When NiGHTS is distracted, Reala imprisions them inside an Ideya Palace and leaves.

Stuck inside the Ideya Palace, NiGHTS starts playing their flute after accepting the fact they can't do anything to escape. Their music attracts Elliot, who was exploring the world of dreams and releases NiGHTS by using a mysterious red light which fuses them. As they are flying through Nightopia, NiGHTS and Elliot befriend each other when the Nightmarens start attacking and Reala returns. Reala reveals to Elliot that NiGHTS is a nightmaren, which shocks Elliot and makes him panic. Reala takes this opportunity to unfuse NiGHTS and Elliot and imprisions NiGHTS again. Reala then sends Elliot to the top of a cold and dark cliff, stranding the boy alone. 

Scared and alone, Elliot then he starts hearing NiGHTS telling for him to dive into the darkness under the cliff. Despite his fear, Elliot trusts NiGHTS and starts glowing red, being granted the power to fly by himself, which surprises and scares Reala away and releases NiGHTS from the prision. As NiGHTS and Elliot were celebrating Reala's defeat, Wizeman attacks and wraps both of them into deep darkness. However the trust between NiGHTS and Elliot allowed their courage to create a tiny light to which they dived towards. The light absorbed all of the darkness and Wizeman fled, with Nightopia was finally saved from the Nightmarens.

NiGHTS Archie Comics

NiGHTS starred in the NiGHTS Archie Comic series as the main protagonist.


NiGHTS in the NiGHTS Archie Comics.

In the first issue, NiGHTS and Reala had captured the two perfect dreamers and their red ideyas, which Wizeman would use to open a portal for the waking world. It is at that moment that NiGHTS starts their rebelion and takes the red ideyas with him. NiGHTS flies to the portal connecting both worlds, where they pretend to send the red ideyas to the waking world. Along the way, they befriends two Nightopians called Napp and Snuze. After NiGHTS sends the red ideyas to the waking world, Wizeman would now have to wait  100 years to get the next two perfect dreams; these would be Elliot and Claris. Despite succeeding at stopping Wizeman's plan, NiGHTS gets captured and imprisoned inside an Ideya Palace.

After a century, NiGHTS is still locked in the Ideya Palace when Snuze sends Elliot to release him. Wizeman notices this and sends Gillwing to fight them. During the battle, NiGHTS hears a cry for help from Claris, who is being attacked by Puffy and goes assist her. They dualize with Claris and they manage to defeat Puffy.

In the second Issue, NiGHTS dualizes with Elliot again to finish fighting Gillwing. However, as Elliot has to wake up, they switch bodies, resulting in Elliot staying in Nightmare fighting Gillwing in NiGHTS body, while NiGHTS goes to the waking world to protect Claris through Elliot's body. NiGHTS was looking for Claris at the Twin Seeds Museum when a Shleep finds her first and makes Claris fall asleep, sending her to Nightmare where she is attacked by Gulpo. NiGHTS goes back to their body and unfuses with Elliot, who was fighting Jackle to assist Claris. After leaving a hint on how to defeat Gulpo, NiGHTS goes back for Elliot and together, they defeat Jackle.

In the third Issue, Elliot and Claris wake up. Alone, NiGHTS is attacked by both Reala and Wizeman, who defeat and imprision them in Twin Seeds. However, he is rescued by Elliot and Claris, they all fuse and defeat Wizeman once and for all.

In the fourth Issue, NiGHTS goes to the waking world and slowly starts to fade away. Off screen, Reala orders Roger Wilkeah (Elliot's basketball rival who had joined forces with the Nightmarens in the previous issues and was giving his dream energy to Reala) to find NiGHTS and make sure they completely disappears. At the end of the fourth issue, Roger finds NiGHTS and starts taking them to his house.

In the fifth Issue, Roger leaves NiGHTS to fade away in his house's basement. However, Elliot, Claris, Napp and Snuze go after him, they pass through Roger and save NiGHTS.

In the sixth Issue, Elliot and Claris start taking NiGHTS to a portal located at the Twin Seeds tower which will send them back to Nightopia. When NiGHTS was about to reach the portal, a sudden explosion at the tower combines with the energy of the ruby on his chest and makes a portal open, which Reala uses to go to the waking world. NiGHTS and Reala battle each other, while Roger meets up with Elliot and Claris who convince him to stop giving Reala his dream energy. Without Roger's dream energy, Reala becomes weak and drained of energy, giving NiGHTS the opportunity to escape from him and goes back to Nightopia.



NiGHTS possesses great flight capabilities and is fast and graceful; this is notable among nightmarens[3], which typically fly. In NiGHTS into Dreams, NiGHTS can fly through a hoop to activate a Trick Ribbon, which allows the player to gain points by performing stunts.


NiGHTS has the ability to Dualize with Visitors. With this at their disposal, NiGHTS and a visitor can assimilate with one another or become in sync. To achieve this, the two must touch or hold hands. While they are Dualized, the Visitor literally becomes NiGHTS and either one can be in control of the other's movements, mostly NiGHTS. This also helps them to escape the "NiGHTS Capture" as Dualizing with a Visitor who possesses the Red Ideya of Courage is enough to break NiGHTS free of the inescapable cage. This is a required ability when using NiGHTS in both games.

Drill Dash

NiGHTS can also use an attack called the Drill Dash, which is the most basic attack. With this ability, NIGHTS is able to attack and defeat a simple Third-level Nightmaren. The Drill Dash can also help NiGHTS move or fly twice as fast merely to catch up with Goodles in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. The drill dash is a possible reference to Sonic the Hedgehog's Spin Dash as both abilities require a form of spinning (Sonic spins into a spiky ball while NiGHTS spins into a spiral or a screw) and can be used to attack enemies and move faster.


When NiGHTS grabs third level nightmarens, he can drill dash into them, throwing them back with more strength.


To some extent, NiGHTS is shown to have strength above that of a normal person as he can move objects and wound creatures (or in which case a Nightmaren) three to four times their size.


NiGHTS is able to transform into a boat and a roller coaster, as well as rolling up in a ball to slide down slippery slopes (a possible reference to Sonic Team's title character Sonic the Hedgehog). In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed, NiGHTS is able to take the form of a race car, a speedboat, and a jet plane. In NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, certain transformations, such as a dragon (impervious to wind), rocket (acceleration) and dolphin (swim in water) require the use of persona masks, it is unknown as to why.


NiGHTS can create small portals called Paraloops with 'Twinkle Dust' that emits from its hands by flying in a circle. This ability sends who or whatever gets sucked into an unknown space, but in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams the Paraloop simply sends Nightopians (and apparently Nightmarens) to the My Dreamworld. This ability is also useful in collecting Blue Chips and certain other items. NiGHTS' Paraloop is considered as a hammerspace for the items they collects and a portal to other locations for creatures.


When NiGHTS grabs third level nightmarens, they can make a loop around them making them disappear.

Dream Flute

If counted as an ability, NiGHTS possesses what is called the dream flute, which is an invisible or otherwise imaginary instrument that NiGHTS plays, usually when they are alone, to keep themselves calm, relaxed and at peace. When one hears NiGHTS playing the flute, the music is almost always the melody of the theme song, "Dreams Dreams".


The Visitors

NIGHTS is kind toward the children in both games, helping all four of them to defeat Wizeman on two separate occasions. NiGHTS shows the children around different Dream Worlds and works together with them to dispatch numerous Nightmaren and overcome their fears.


NiGHTS seems to have mixed feelings about Owl, finding him quaint yet tiresome. They tends to act rudely towards Owl by being extremely quick to interrupt or push Owl out the way when he tries to teach something. NiGHTS is likewise testing of Owl's patience, but Owl refers to NiGHTS as a "carefree rascal" in a friendly manner.


NiGHTS has a particular hatred for Wizeman, having disagreed with his goals and is glad to put an end to them. It's unclear as to the exact reasons, though it seems likely that at the very least, NiGHTS simply values freedom for himself and others. He is NiGHTS's father.


NiGHTS and Reala's relationship is awkward and seems to reflect mutual feelings of betrayal. NiGHTS tries to brush Reala off while Reala tries to persuade NiGHTS to return to Wizeman, before the situation escalates into a fight.

Creation and Conception


In an interview, Naoto Oshima said one thing that influenced the creation of NiGHTS, was that they wanted to make a positive character who would be suitable for the dawn of a new era, who would be ready to greet the 21st century, someone people would look at and think, “the future looks bright”.[4]

Naoto Oshima was the original NiGHTS designer and Kazuyuki Hoshino was the character designer for the video game Nights into Dreams. Though NiGHTS into Dreams was left without a sequel for over a decade, the character continued to appear within games developed by Sonic Team as a cameo, showing much affection for the character and the game. This led to the eventual sequel, Nights: Journey of Dreams. Naoto Oshima had left Sega by that point, so Kazuyuki Hoshino was placed in charge of character design for Nights: Journey of Dreams. Takashi lizuka, the lead game designer, stated he felt that with Hoshino, they captured the style used for the character in the original game.

According to Naoto Oshima, NiGHTS is much like Peter Pan, a character created by Scottish-born English author JM Barrie (though personality-wise, NiGHTS is closer to the 1953 Disney movie version of the character voiced by Bobby Driscoll, albeit less pompous and judgmental). They both are capable of flight and aerial moves like flips and twists, are childlike, they never grow up or age, and take children with them on adventures in their worlds. The only difference is that Neverland is a "real" physical place (at least in the original novel and Warner Brothers movie adaptation) while Nightopia is a dream world that exists in another dimension and can only be visited in a human's dreams or subconscious.

NiGHTS has a jester-like appearance, according to Yuji Naka, the reason for that is because jesters can look cheerful and happy but also evil and mean spirit, fitting with the world of the dreams thematic.[1]

The idea for NiGHTS name, which all of it's letters but the "i" are written with caps, was imagined from the gem on NiGHTS' chest, it's also because Yuji Naka wanted to differ NiGHTS' name from the word "Nights".[1]

Gender Debate

"Men or women, we all have dreams, so I thought that the residents in the dream world shouldn’t have a gender, rather, the form of the characters should be determined by the person who is dreaming."
— Yuji Naka[1]
The character's gender (specially NiGHTS' gender) is a very infamous detail which has caused confusion among the community. Fans question if NiGHTS is actually a boy or a girl, and others try to prove NiGHTS actually belongs to a specific gender. However, it has been already confirmed in many interviews that every resident from the Night Dimension is genderless, including NiGHTS, RealaNightopians and Owl.[1] Some Night Dimension residents such as Puffy, Bomamba and Queen Bella, have a very feminine design and are referred to by female pronouns and others, such as Reala, Jackle, Donbalon and Chamelan, have a more masculine design and are referred to by male pronouns, however, they are all confirmed to be genderless.

Despite being genderless, NiGHTS is always referred to as a "he" in all types of media, even getting nicknamed Mr. NiGHTS a few times, such as in the comics and storybook. However, according to Takashi Iizuka, "NiGHTS is neutral, and therefore has no gender. The impressions of the character with regards to gender are totally up to the player."[5] In other words, despite being referred to by male pronouns in the canon, it's not wrong to refer to NiGHTS by using "she" or "they" and see him as such, because NiGHTS is actually completely up to the player to interpret. The only Night Dimension resident who isn't genderless is NiGHTS creator, Wizeman the Wicked, as according to the NiGHTS into Dreams Japanese manual, Wizeman was originally a male human from the waking world who somehow got trapped in the Night Dimension.

NiGHTS' voice actors are female. The reason for that is because they are supposed to sound like a child whose gender is hard to distinguish. Female voice actors are better suited for that, as many young girls and boys in movies, TV series and video games are voiced by women.

Sonic Team wanted NiGHTS to appeal to a wide audience and be relatable to everybody regardless of gender, therefore it was made clear that the character has no gender of their own, so it's up to the player to decide how they want to see NiGHTS as.[5] There's also a popular belief among the community where they believe NiGHTS' gender will change depending on the visitor they dualizes (fuses) with. If NiGHTS dualizes with a male visitor, NiGHTS will become a boy. If NiGHTS dualizes with a female visitor, NiGHTS will become a girl. When they are not fused, they will become genderless.

Other Appearances


Sega Superstars

NiGHTS appears in Sega Superstars, where there's a mini game in which the player controls NiGHTS through Spring Valley.

Sonic Riders

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NiGHTS in Sonic Riders.

NiGHTS is an unlockable character in Sonic Riders, being one of the three SEGA guest characters, along with Ulala from Space Channel 5 and AiAi from Super Monkey Ball. To unlock NiGHTS the player must beat all of the Babylon Rouges missions.

NiGHTS belongs to a set of characters called Fly type characters. These characters can fly through floating rings spreaded through the circuits which gives the characters boost.

NiGHTS main and personal Extreme gear is the Night Sky, a purple board type extreme gear which according to it's description, was created in Twin Seeds and designed for a Nightmaren, that is NiGHTS.

Sega Superstars Tennis

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NiGHTS in Sega Superstar Tennis.

NiGHTS appears as a playable character in Sega Superstars Tennis, where they are an All Round type character. When NiGHTS super move is activated a cutscene will play showing him playing his invisible flute, after that, NiGHTS will make the ball spin and if the opponent hit it, they will teleport to a random location of the tennis court. His home stage is Aqua Garden.

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

NiGHTS was the only SEGA guest character to return to the Sonic Riders sequel, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, where Ulala and AiAi were replaced with Billy Hatcher from Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg and Amigo from Samba de Amigo respectively. To unlock them, the player must beat all of the Eggman's missions.

NiGHTS is once again, a Fly Type character and the Night Sky returns as their main and personal Extreme gear.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed


NiGHTS as a car in Sonic & All-Star Racing Transformed.

NiGHTS is an unlockable character in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, where he can be bought with 80 stars in World Tour (40 stars on the 3DS' case). NiGHTS himself turns into the vehicle while a Nightopian drives them.

When NiGHTS goes all star, they shapeshift back into their normal form and drill dashes into the racers while a remix of Message from Nightopia plays in the background. They can also perform Paraloops in all star mode as well. 


See Also: Complete list of cameos and references to the NiGHTS series.

Sonic Games

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    NiGHTS thematic pinball table in Sonic Adventure.

    Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: There's a NiGHTS thematic pinball table with NiGHTS themselves making two brief appearances.
  • Sonic Shuffle: Playing Sonic Shuffle on December 24th will make NiGHTS appear and replace Lumina as the game's guide.
  • Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle: There are NiGHTS posters in the City Escape level and a NiGHTS hotel in Radical Highway.
  • Sonic Pinball Party: There are seven NiGHTS thematic pinball tables. NiGHTS himself also appears and interacts with Sonic, together, NiGHTS and Sonic save Amy and Tails from Eggman hypnotic control.
  • Sonic Battle: NiGHTS appears in the Speed Demon minigame, where he can be seen flying in the background.
  • Shadow the Hedgehog: A NiGHTS Billboard can be see at the beginning of Lethal Highway.
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    NiGHTS as the flagwaver in Sonic & Sega All-Star Racing.

    Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing: NiGHTS appears as the flagwaver.
  • Sonic Generations (3DS): The NiGHTS hotel from Randical Highway in Sonic Adventure 2 reappears in the 3DS version of Sonic Generations in the same level.
  • Sonic Lost World: NiGHTS makes a small cameo in Sonic Lost World at the end of the Nightmare Zone Downloadable level, where they paraloop Reala.
  • Sonic Runners: In Sonic Runners, they appeared as an unlockable buddy for a limited time twice. First appearing in his NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams design and later in their Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams design. NiGHTS gives the player a big combo bonus after a loop and Christmas NiGHTS may reduces the game speed at random.

Other Games

  • Shenmue: NiGHTS appears in Shenmue as a capsule toy.
  • Phantasy Star Online: NiGHTS makes a guest appearance in an Episode 2 quest. The game also featured a NiGHTS into dreams minigame where the player controls NiGHTS through Spring Valley.
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    SEGAGAGA: NiGHTS is one of the many Sega characters to make cameos in SEGAGAGA as a background character during some cutscenes.
  • Billy Hatcher & the Giant Egg: NiGHTS appears as an assist character. The player can make NiGHTS drill dash into enemies. The minigame from Phantasy Star Online also reappers in the game.
  • Sega Splash Golf!: NiGHTS appears as a supporting character.
  • Samurai & Dragons: NiGHTS appears as a card.
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: NiGHTS appears as a statue.
  • Sega EARTH UFO CATCHER: NiGHTS appeared as a two star prize.

NiGHTS chao from Sonic Adventure.


  • Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2: It's possible to make the Chaos look like NiGHTS by giving them flying animals.
  • Burning Rangers: NiGHTS is mentioned in one of Elliot's emails in Burning Rangers.
  • Feel the Magic: XY/XX: NiGHTS hat is an unlockable costume for the girl.
  • Phantasy Star Portable 2: There's a NiGHTS costume for the playable characters.
  • Sonic Forces: There is a dowloadable NiGHTS costume for the Avatar character.
  • Project X Zone 2: NiGHTS is mentioned by Segata Sanshiro in one of his pre-battle dialogues.

Other Medias

Worlds Unite


NiGHTS in Worlds Unite.

In Worlds Unite, NiGHTS is a major character who joins Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man's Unified Army to stop Sigma's conquest of the Multiverse.

NiGHTS and Reala were fighting at the Dream Gate when Sigma sends Storm Eagle and Storm Owl to attack their world. NiGHTS and Reala stop their battle and join forces for once, only to be defeated by the new enemies. After a while, Miles "Tails" Prower and Air Man arrive to help and together, they defeat the Mavericks. Tails and Air Man ask NiGHTS and Reala if they would like to join the battle against Sigma. NiGHTS greatly accepts the invitation while Reala on the other hand, doesn't, however he is ordered by Wizeman to join forces with them, as Wizeman does not want Sigma to challenge his conquest for Nightopia.


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    NiGHTS in Game Gag 1P Comic Sega-hen

    Game Gag 1P Sega-hen: NiGHTS makes small appearances in the manga.
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: Megami Tsuushin: NiGHTS makes a brief appearance and is referred to as "Mysterious Unidentified Flying Creature".
  • Sega Hard Girls: NiGHTS made small appearances in the japanese multi-media project, Sega Hard Girls. They were also the inspiration for the design of SEGA Saturn.


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  • Nocturn

    NiGHTS reference in Danny Phantom/Nocturn, the ghost of dreams, making Danny sleep.

    NiGHTS was referenced in Nickelodeon's animated TV series Danny Phantom in the episode Frightmare, where Nocturn, the episode's main antagonist, is a ghost with dream related powers who happens to wear a purple jester like hat, which bears a resemblance to NiGHTS' hat. The episode was aired three months before the release of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.
  • In the Archie Comics, It is revealed that the ruby on NiGHTS' chest is a shard of the Red Ideya of courage which latched onto his chest.
    • It was also revealed in the NiGHTS Archie comics that NiGHTS rebelled 100 years before Elliot Edwards and Claris Sinclair were born, confirming NiGHTS age to be at least 100 years old. Reala, Wizeman, Jackle and Clawz were all witnesses of NiGHTS' betrayal, making them at least 100 years old as well.
      • It should be noted that both their ages and the meaning of the ruby could be different in the game series.
  • In NiGHTS into Dreams, when the time runs out and NiGHTS unfuse with either Elliot or Claris, they say "Adeema" which means "Good-bye" in dream language, a fictional language created for the game.[1]
  • Curiously, NiGHTS has a ruby on his chest, rubies are the birthstone of July, which coincidentally happens to be the month that his first game was originally released in 1996.
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    NiGHTS First4Figures statue.

    NiGHTS is one of the two characters to have a statue made by First4Figures, the other being Reala.
  • NiGHTS is thought by some to be a minor Sonic the Hedgehog character since they were created by Sonic Team as well as being referenced several times within the Sonic universe.
  • When chatting with a fan, Journey of Dreams's NiGHTS' voice actress, Julissa Aguirre, stated inspiration for her voice for NiGHTS came from Hermione Granger, who played by Emma Watson in the Harry Potter movie franchise.
    • During the time of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams's release, Julissa used a promotional image of NiGHTS as her Twitter icon / Twitter profile picture.
  • The prototype of the NiGHTS plush from the NiGHTS into Dreams plush line has a fabric gem while the final plush has a plastic gem, but the Christmas NiGHTS plush has a fabric gem, it is unclear why this was change for the Christmas plush.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5
  2. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams manual "Characters: NiGHTS"
  3. NiGHTS into Dreams manual "Cast introduction: NiGHTS"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Interview: Takashi Iizuka Talks NiGHTS
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