Within the Sonic franchise's fictional universe, Shadow is an immortal, anthropomorphic black hedgehog created by Professor Gerald Robotnik, the grandfather of series antagonist Doctor Eggman. ?Atomic Strike (requires Sonic)Attack Support 3Air C. BurstAir C. MagicAir R. ChaosBlack TornadoBoostChaos AttackChaos BlastChaos BoostChaos BurstChaos ControlChaos Inferno (requires Rouge and Omega)Chaos LanceChaos MagicC. Appearances in other media [31] Iizuka has commented that another Shadow-oriented spin-off is a possibility. Maria's death traumatized Shadow, who vo… He also does not shake her off or resort to violence. Eggman has shown similar respect by referring to Shadow's powers as "spectacular" and by how he sometimes applauds Shadow. Speed, I am the ultimate life form, Shadow the Hedgehog. Shadow is consistently trying to stop Rouge and Knuckles from reaching the Chaos Emeralds at all costs, seeking to manipulate the Chaos-tracking device from Rouge. He is an anthropomorphic black hedgehog/Black Arm hybrid and the arch-rival of Sonic the Hedgehog. However, his most powerful technique is Chaos Blast, in which Shadow releases a shockwave of chaos energy that eliminates everything within its range. Area: The Last Way. Humanity[4]Fools[3]Anyone who opposes himDr. Almost every time they meet, they fight ferociously. Contents . Nonetheless, Shadow did participate in fighting alongside the hedgehog for the rest of the war. in a sympathetic mannerism, while he simply dismisses the situation. Attire From there, he continued his mission to protect humanity for the sake of Maria. He remembers nothing except his name and Maria's death,[5][39] and teams up with Rouge and E-123 Omega to find Eggman and learn of his past. [32], In Japan, Kōji Yusa voices Shadow. Sega. Their main focus during the game is winning the treasure and prize money. Shadow is extremely acrobatic, agile, and an experienced athlete[22] capable of gracefully leaping over any obstacles that head his way and performing various forms of nimble movements. Shadow has been known to trust Omega as a partner in his missions, though with a mutual understanding of both of them being seen as weapons used for destruction. Her parting words were "Sayonara, Shadow the Hedgehog.". Shadow the Hedgehog (シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Shadō za Hejjihoggu?) He also maintains a strong bond with his teammates, Rouge and Omega, proving that while his attitude makes him seem like a careless person, he does have some compassion. Initially, Shadow worked with him but secretly sought to destroy the planet in order to avenge Maria, who had been killed by the military, but was persuaded to save it from Gerald's doomsday plans. Likes When we were working on Sonic Adventure 2, we all did a bit of brainstorming and we brought this to the table and prepared the storyline for the Dark side and the Hero side. Spin Dash The character starts charging a spin dash, and releases it when the button is released. Maria and Shadow watching the earth together. [43] Nintendo Life's Mark Reece similarly felt Shadow's levels successfully adapted the Sonic formula to 3D. That's why you should help them out... saving them is a good thing! Their constant disagreements sometimes turn to bitter fights. Shadow... Can you hear me? This is the character. REVENGE! Shadow the Hedgehog is the end result of Project: Shadow, an effort to create the Ultimate Lifeform. After the project was forcibly shut down by the government, Shadow was put into stasis for 50 ye… The Light Speed Dash and Light Speed Attack also allows Shadow to achieve light speed movements for either exploration or combat. After all, he is Shadow!" They chose to focus on Shadow—whom they felt would provide "the perfect venue... to try our hand at this genre"—leading to the development of Shadow the Hedgehog. [10] This often causes him to take risks without thinking them through and puts him at odds with series protagonist Sonic the Hedgehog. Black Doom, at first, tried to get Shadow on his side by playing on what remained of Shadow's painful memories of losing Maria. Shadow the Hedgehog is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series who makes an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Shadow is an anthropomorphic black hedgehog appearing in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series of platform games and its various spin-offs. is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. [70], This article is about the character. There is only one way to find out, and that is to take this great quiz! Ultimate (cameo)Team Sonic RacingSonic RacingMario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020Sonic at the Olympic Games (2020) With the speeds Shadow can move at, he can disable the opponent through the force of his blows alone, leaving them at the mercy of his incoming attacks. This relationship is first shown when Shadow looks out for Omega in Sonic Heroes halfway into the game. Shadow the Hedgehog He resembles Sonic in many ways, suc… Shadow in Sonic, also known as Shadow the Hedgehog in Sonic the Hedgehog, is a fan-made ROM hack of the popular Sonic the Hedgehog video game for the Sega Genesis Mega Drive. 5, Sega (November 13, 2011). deemed Project Shadow to be too big a threat to the world. As seen during the second EX Grand Prix, Shadow is an expert Extreme Gear rider. It simply means that the old me was too weak, too pathetic to remember. - Takashi Iizuka at. This is a test to see if Shadow the hedgehog would like you! .Luke Super Form: Yes Modified to work better with netplay. Unfortunately, the closest he came was the Biolizard. Red Also, at the end of Shadow the Hedgehog, Amy shows an odd amount of faith and admiration for Shadow, regardless of him being Sonic's rival. He serves as the final boss of the True Pacifist season. "The Shadow character idea was something that we all had in our minds in the dev team when we were creating the first Sonic Adventure. Skin Shadow, however, still has lots of criticism for being an "emo", … They always have a reason to be happy. After the events of Sonic Heroes, Shadow has abandoned Team Dark to uncover the truth of his past.The story begins with Shadow standing on a hill next to a tree outside the city of Westopolis. The two are on opposing sides in Sonic Heroes, Sonic Battle, and Sonic Rivals 2. By Shadow the Hedgehog, he finally gets to use his own Chaos abilities in-game, and eventually gets a completely different playstyle than anything Sonic has ever done in 06. In this state, Shadow is temporarily invincible and can perform a large scale use of Chaos Control. He also may think that he was doing this on his own intention as he only needs Eggman to speak for him. [4][38][41][42] GameSpot's Shane Satterfield wrote Shadow's levels were exciting and helped preserve the general theme of Sonic games, and wished they had been more plentiful. — Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic Battle. But I suppose that's the way it goes. .Luke Super Form: Yes By: Dr.Pepper A.K.A. Shadow and Knuckles appear to have some bitter resentment towards each other as seen in Sonic Rivals, when Shadow bluntly pointed out that Knuckles was useless for his shortcomings while retaining an indifferent attitude towards his challenges, and Knuckles seemed to be irritated by Shadow's presence. Black Doom, however, approached Gerald and offered his help, but only on one condition; if Black Doom helped Gerald, the professor must promise to deliver the seven Chaos Emeralds to him. Maekawa settled on the design of a black hedgehog, but struggled coming up with his personality. Shadow also wears Inhibitor Rings, one each on of his wrists and ankles. He matched Sonic in speed using his infamous skating technique to run. Male Robotnik's activities attracted G.U.N. In Sonic Free Riders, both Shadow and Rouge appear as Team Dark along with E-10000B. Additionally, Knuckles is not fond of Shadow's egotistical tendencies, which is seen in Sonic Free Riders when he says "I see your ego's as big as ever, Shadow. This might be the last chance I have to speak to you, so... What I said about having created you, it was all a lie. In Sonic Adventure 2, after Amy made him remember his promise to Maria, Shadow openly decided to keep his promise to protect the planet both to Maria and her. Sonic Forces. Sonic News Network is a FANDOM Games Community. This can be backed up in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), when Shadow breaks through the ceiling of his base, Eggman responds with, "wouldn't the door have been easier? Shadow did state in Sonic Battle that he is the only one who can use the true power of the Chaos Emeralds. Nonetheless, it is implied in Sonic Forces that she ultimately stayed true to that claim and maintained contact with Shadow while he was still assumed to have gone rogue due to his replica. While preferring to work alone, he has helped Sonic and his allies when needed. Shadow the Hedgehog/Original Character(s) Shadow the Hedgehog/Original Female Character(s) Shadow the Hedgehog; Rouge the Bat; Original Sonic the Hedgehog Character(s) Summary (Short Story) Taking place some time after the events of A Bird Set Free, Shadow worries that perhaps his … His trademark hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic, and with a Chaos Emerald he has the ability to distort time and space using "Chaos Control." Shadow possesses tremendous willpower and unbreakable determination and, as a result, has absolute refusal to give up in any of his missions and never surrenders; he will see his goals to the end. After they finished, Shadow and Silver meet up outside the Aquatic Base, where they then use Chaos Control to return to the present. Their rivalry has developed over time and is now more friendly,[30] yet still fiercely intense as Shadow thinks that Sonic is his rival in all aspects of his life.[31]. However, this event was erased along with the rest of the events within the game after the "future was reversed." In the Last Story of Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow finally uncovered the true purpose of his creation from Gerald's recorded video. Upon finding out she saved him, Shadow thanks her. The conversation then devolves into a fight between the two, proving that although they may be on good terms sometimes, that does not mean that they let each other get in the way of their goals. He does whatever is necessary to get what he wants or feels is right, though this enthusiasm causes him to take risks and jump into situations without fully thinking it through. Shadow the Hedgehog. Shadow the Hedgehog was created by Gerald Robotnik, many years before Sonic was born. Also, when Eggman suggests they build a weapon to hurt the enemy, and Tails says he has a better idea, Shadow with a smile asks why he is not surprised. All the Chaotix voices are present in supporting Shadow during the last story as well as Expert Mode. [26] Shadow can choose to help G.U.N., Sonic and his friends, Eggman, or the Black Arms. Shadow was created as the "Ultimate Life Form" (究極生命体, Kyūkyoku Seimeitai?) Currently, the pair are enemies and have opposed each other at several points. Gender When they first met, Shadow believed Sonic to have been copying him, and vice-versa from Sonic. I need to smash something." Additionally, the Shadow game received generally unfavorable reviews despite strong sales. Shadow being temporarily controlled by Black Doom. Shadow's infamous ruthlessness and aggression lead to enemies never treating him lightly; he is one of the very few people Sonic takes seriously. I will crush anyone who stands in my way! [7][8] Others, such as the anniversary game Sonic Generations (2011), limit him to a non-playable role. Nickname(s) In Sonic Rivals 2. In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Shadow can access an enhanced state dubbed the Chaos Boost. Japanese version. Shadow also does not mind boasting about how powerful he is, calling himself the "Ultimate Lifeform" and, like Sonic, can be extremely arrogant, often belittling his opponents and insulting their lack of strength. And in order to put the past behind him, he decided to fulfill Gerald's true wish of protecting the planet by destroying the Black Arms and any future threats that may come Earth's way.[27]. A newspaper with the headline of celebrations taking place now that the \"Black Comet\" has come back after its fifty year cycle blows by in the breeze, catching on Shadow's leg, then blowing off into the distance. Shadow and Silver time travel in order to get answers to their respective problems. David Humphrey (2001-2004)Jason Griffith (2005-2010)Kirk Thornton (2010-present) Shadow and Silver were enemies at first due to Silver being tricked by Mephiles, but became partners later on in Sonic the Hedgehog. In many games Shadow is featured in, he pursues his foes with disturbing determination; that is to say he will usually go to any length to accomplish something he desires or feels should be a certain way, no matter what the cost. He also demonstrated rather coarse and even profane language in his own game. I've only become what I am because of you, yet you don't remember. raid on the ARK. He never holds back his immense strength, making him a brutal fighter with a distinct killer instinct. Another possibility is that since Gerald Robotnik created Shadow, and Eggman, Gerald's grandson, created Metal Sonic, he felt it was right. Birthplace After Amy notices Dr. Eggman, she also realizes the mistake she has made, and runs off screaming. Sonic Team (December 15, 2005). However, his opinion about them changed after G.U.N killed Maria and he came to loathe humanity itself for what they did to her. Amy demands his name when she realizes that he is not Sonic, but Shadow continues to glare at her quietly. Remember that. English voice actor(s) If he makes a threat, he has every intention of carrying it out. For more direct combat, Shadow has his Chaos Attack in which he deals a barrage of chaos energy-fueled strikes to his opponents, and his Spin Kick lets him create a small tornado that can suck in enemies to strike them. You have to be joking. Their conversation was then interrupted by Dr. Eggman. Gerald agreed to these terms and Black Doom gave some of his DNA, which was added to the samples that Gerald had already obtained. They became allies when they worked together after their fight. But the doctor continued the project so G.U.N sent soldiers to the Space Colony A.R.K to destroy the doctors work.Maria tried to help Shadow a… Shadow and E-123 Omega beginning a fight in Sonic Heroes. Led by Professor Gerald Robotnik, it was a government-sanctioned initiative to create \"The Ultimate Lifeform,\" an immortal being that could be used for the benefit of the nation, likely in a militaristic fashion. However, when Shadow regained his memories as Black Doom unveiled his plans to make humans food for his kind, Shadow once again chose to save humanity to keep his promise to Maria. Professor Gerald's granddaughter, Maria Robotnik, is by far the one person that made Shadow the happiest. That's it. In later games, he has been known to simply teleport without the use of Chaos Control. Initially, Shadow did not hate humans and promised his best friend Maria to give them a chance to live happy lives. Regardless of the path taken during gameplay, Shadow defeats Black Doom and destroys the Black Comet along with the Black Arms. Throughout the events of Shadow the Hedgehog, Black Doom threatens Shadow and demands extreme loyalty and respect without compassion, even when he aids him. The two are teammates in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes, and they often work together during mission stages but do not spend time in the other's presence outside of duty alliance. Overall, Shadow and Tails hold a great deal of mutual respect for each other, and despite being occasional enemies, they seem to support each other, and they have helped each other on several occasions. [14][15][16] Although he is not quite as strong as characters like Knuckles the Echidna, Shadow has superhuman strength; with effort, he can overturn large objects many times his weight and size such as trucks, buses and large slabs of concrete with one hand. In addition, Shadow also has excellent skills when it comes to driving or piloting all forms of vehicles, from militaristic war machines to advanced racecars. by Gerald Robotnik, using the DNA of Black Doom, and is the end result of Project Shadow. He was created as "The Ultimate Life Form" by Professor Gerald Robotnik. Although Shadow is one of the series' most popular characters and was named one of the greatest video game characters by Guinness World Records in 2011, he has proven divisive among video game journalists. In Sonic Heroes, Shadow saves Rouge from Omega's fire when not even remembering her. NightmareChaos UpperChaos PunishmentChaos RiftChaos SnapChaos SpearCrouchCrouch (grinding)Dark Spin DashDash BoostDouble JumpEdge AttackFire SomersaultFocus Field (requires Omega)Gravity ControlGravity DiveGrind StepGuardHoming AttackHoming DashItem Box TransferJump DashKickKick DashLight Speed AttackLight Speed DashMid-Air AttackOverturnPunchQuick StepRadial BurstRival TakedownRoaming ChaosRocket AccelShadow B. KickShadow ChopShadow DashShadow EagleShadow GuardShadow HealShadow JumpShadow KickShadow RocketShadow RunShadow SliderShadow StyleS. After the events of Shadow the Hedgehog, the Commander apologized and invited Shadow over to his house to see his new grandchild; this is presumably the time that Shadow became a G.U.N. Benoît DuPac (French)Maurizio Merluzzo (Italian, 2011 1st voice)Riccardo Lombardo (Italian, 2011 2nd voice)Claudio Moneta (Italian, 2013-present)Klaus Lochthove (German)Manuel Gimeno (Spanish) To best put his skills in perspective, as seen in some of the scenarios in Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow is one of the very few individuals who has been able to defeat Sonic in combat, even when Sonic had the Diablon for support. In Sonic Rivals 2, they are at odds; mostly because Silver did not want Shadow getting in his way. Shadow joins Sonic's team to find Omega, he clearly shows anger if the player refuses to rescue him and states that if something has happened Omega, then he will "be very upset." He believes no one can beat him and tends to see anyone as a fool for challenging him. [55] Klepek thought guns made sense for Shadow's character but did not have a compelling use in the game, and expressed hope Sonic Team would "[bury] him alongside the same graves as the third-tier of characters from Knuckles Chaotix. Shadow later faced Mephiles in Dusty Desert where Mephiles tried to convince him to join his cause, but Shadow saw through his deceit and proclaimed he knew that Mephiles only craved destruction. [1], When being designed, the character's original name was "Terios," which translates to "reflection of," more than likely to play off of the hero/villain dynamic within the game. So far, Shadow has been able to transform into the Cyan Laser, Yellow Drill and Indigo Asteroid. Alignment Sonic Adventure 2 Species He was also shown to be legitimately shocked when he learned that his goal of gaining the Chaos Emeralds to restore his memories was actually manipulated by Black Doom in order to wipe out humanity. Miles "Tails" Prower and Shadow were at first enemies in Sonic Adventure 2 because Shadow was impersonating Sonic and got him thrown in jail at Prison Island. Despite his apathetic nature, Shadow is not without compassion. [50], Reviews for Shadow the Hedgehog criticized numerous aspects of the character, such as his controls, use of firearms, and characterization. [5][16][18] Shadow has unique attributes in some games, such as his uses of firearms and vehicles in Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog, respectively. Due to being the successful culmination of Project Shadow, Shadow is immortal, does not physically age, and is presumably immune to disease. In this state, Shadow is temporarily invincible and can perform a large scale use of Chaos Blast. In Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow is able to transform into Dark Shadow with the use of negative chaos energy, whenever his mind is fueled by thoughts of evil. When Omega begins his attack in Sonic Heroes, Shadow could have easily forgotten about Rouge and engaged Omega without defending her. Both tried to act like they were too cool for 'kid stuff.' After witnessing the murder of his best friend Maria, Shadow vows to keep his promise to her that he would protect the world from danger. Shadow has since featured in numerous entries in the franchise, including a self-titled spin-off game in 2005. [62] In 2011, Guinness World Records named Shadow among the 50 greatest video game characters of all time. Hoping that the game would be for the Dreamcast what Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was for the Mega Drive, a portion of the team responsible for the first Adventure title was sent off to work at Sega of America. "[54] Critics reviewing the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog considered Shadow's gameplay slightly better than that of Sonic's but felt it did not add enough to the experience,[6][17] while Den of Geek's Chris Freiberg wrote the Shadow DLC for Sonic Forces added some replay value to a game he criticized for its short length. In Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow shows he is protective of Rouge's well-being. The outcome of this experiment was Shadow the Hedgehog. Shadow was created as the "Ultimate Life Form" by Gerald Robotnik, using the DNA of Black Doom, and is the final result of Project Shadow. His willpower allows him to keep on fighting when utterly exhausted, after taking an excessive amount of damage, or when he is severely outnumbered and outgunned.