Afterwards, Shadow fell to the earth and was presumed dead. Eggman's bases. As she activates the capsule, E Omega begins to attack the newly awakened Shadow, believing him to be an android. Shadow discovers that he has amnesia and cannot remember anything before his release. It is later revealed that Eggman had made robotic android versions of Shadow, and the question is raised as to whether or not Shadow himself is one of these androids.
Ultimately, when Metal Sonic transformed into Metal Madness, Shadow worked with everyone else to help defeat him. Shadow is last seen with Omega and the defeated Metal Sonic. Eggman's secret base and takes him back to her home. Shadow talks about how the people of Earth must destroy him and Emerl if they ever want peace, still believing that he is a weapon. It is revealed, however, that he ultimately has the heart and soul of Maria Robotnik, implying he could not be the enemy of humanity.
In one of Gerald Robotnik 's journal entries, he mentions that "Project Shadow" was put on hold because of Project Gizoid. He then destroys the Black Comet with the Eclipse Cannon. In the end, he puts the past behind him. Also in the last battle of the game, Eggman confesses to Shadow that he saved him in Sonic Adventure 2 before he fell to Earth, meaning he is the real Shadow and not a Shadow Android as was previously believed. In the Sonic the Hedgehog game, Shadow is a playable character and has his own storyline which weaves with those of Sonic and new character Silver the Hedgehog.
In this role, Shadow encounters the new villain Mephiles the Dark when the Scepter of Darkness falls and shatters. Shadow is sent to the future and is revealed to have become the enemy of mankind, due to their fear of his power. It is also been revealed that Shadow is sealed away by the reprogrammed Omega sometime during this event. The events of the game are then reset and do not occur, possibly leaving his future open. Summoned to a strange land by Dr. Eggman via a cryptic transmission asking for his aid, Shadow is able to successfully locate Dr.
Eggman, but once he mentions the cryptic message, Dr. Eggman denies it. The mystery continues to unfold itself as Rouge warns him of an impending danger and upon stumbling across a secret about Dr. Eggman, her transmission is cut off short. Shadow continues his quest to uncover the truth about Dr. Shadow also appears on four of the collectible cards in the game. He is a Speed type character, with his default Gear: Darkness, which he uses to skate like his default shoes.
He now appears in the sequel Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity as a speed character, and his default gear is called Black Shot. Shadow appears in the sequel to Sonic Rivals , Sonic Rivals 2. He is confronted by Metal Sonic and Eggman through a speaker in Metal Sonic tells him that he needs help. Before he can ask questions he and Metal Sonic find Espio and Silver. Curious as to why Silver has returned to the present he begins to follow Silver while Metal Sonic follows Espio.
Eventually Shadow forgets to ask the Doctor why he is helping him and just continues to work with Metal Sonic. He enters the Chaos Inferno Zone to press the switch to seal the Ifrit in its own dimension, but he and Metal Sonic are trapped in the process. Metal Sonic tears himself open to reveal a Chaos Emerald, and Shadow Chaos Control's them back to their own dimension.
Shadow is an assist trophy in Super Smash Bros. He uses Chaos Control to manipulate the battlefield, slowing down time for every combatant but the one that summoned him. He is also mentioned in Sonic Unleashed but never seen. He presumably was set to appear but ended up being taken out for unknown reasons. He also appears in Sonic Generations. Shadow is the second rival battle in the game after Metal Sonic , wielding the fourth Chaos Emerald.
He races Sonic again on the ARK, with the opening cutscene to the fight being a homage to the intro of Sonic Adventure 2. This time, he does not use his homing attack or spin dash, but he does use the Boost feature which he can fill up by collecting rings and can use his Chaos Spear to attack Sonic if the Ultimate Life Form is winning.
Instead of a health bar like the fight with Shadow in SA2 , Shadow can only be defeated if you hit him after he loses all his rings. He can collect rings during the fight just like Sonic can. He can be challenged again after beating him. He appears to cheer Sonic on during the final boss fight, and appears during Sonic's birthday party during the game's ending. In Sonic Forces , Shadow is a minor character.
His presence is still important though, as he helps the resistance defeat Infinite and Dr. He isn't seen until the middle of the game when a Shadow-Clone, created by Infinite, is about to attack Sonic. Shadow uses chaos control, and then kicks the clone to the ground, and the clone disappears into dust.
After this, Shadow continues helping The Resistance, reunites the rest of his team, and at the end of the game he is seen smiling while looking at The Resistance winning the war. After winning the war, Shadow, alongside Sonic's other allies, bid farewell to Classic Sonic, and vowed to rebuild the world. Afterwards, back at the Resistance HQ, he watched the Avatar leave to go on their own adventure. This story began one to a couple of months before Dr. Eggman took over the world, the First time Shadow encountered a Jackal named, Infinite.
Shadow and his team were on a reconnaissance mission regarding Dr. Eggman's base. After Omega lost all communications with Rouge, he went in search of the robot at his last recorded coordinates. Shadow ultimately escaped both the illusion and the doomed facility, although not before learning that Infinite planned to overpower Sonic with his newfound abilities.
He later learns from Rouge that Sonic is in trouble, although it is implied that Shadow was unable to make it in time to stop Infinite from defeating Sonic. Shadow also appears in the anime Sonic X , debuting in the Sonic Adventure 2 adaptation from episodes 33 to His appearance was very faithful to that of the games, with a few differences; for example, it was Chris Thorndyke who convinced Shadow of his true promise from Maria, not Amy.
At the end of season 3, Shadow had become Super Shadow and teamed up with Super Sonic to defeat the Final Nova, who intended to destroy the universe. Shadow then used Chaos Control to send the detonating planet far away. It then burst into millions of Planet Eggs and Shadow was never seen in the series again. In the Japanese version, his shadow is seen over Molly's grave.
He also places a pink flower on the grave. Shadow also attempted to kill Cosmo in episode 73 after discovering that she was a spy to the Metarex , but kept failing due to Knuckles, Sonic, and Tails attempting to stop him, but are hurt by Shadow. Later, after Sonic and his friends find out about the situation, Shadow stops going after Cosmo, although he didn't trust her for her decision to join the Metarex. He was displeased that they kept Cosmo on their team, and chose to distance himself from the group.
Later on, though, he helps Sonic save the universe from Dark Oak. Shadow is a "lone wolf" who distances himself from Sonic and his friends. He is among the darkest and most violent character in the series, destroying anything that gets in his way. As shown in Shadow the Hedgehog, he has a ruthless killer instinct.
When Shadow sets his mind on something, he is virtually unstoppable. Unlike Sonic who fights fairly in battle, Shadow does not have the same fighting honor that Sonic shows, going so far as to cheat in battle by using a Chaos Emerald and even using Guns against his opponent even if they are not using any weapons at all against him.
However, after the events of Shadow the Hedgehog , he became much more nicer to others and is even willing to help other people and Sonic whenever they need his help. In Sonic X , Shadow is not as aggressive, but is still more violent. For example, Shadow attempts to kill Cosmo because he thought she was a Metarex spy. Tails tries to protect Cosmo, which resulted in Shadow giving him a severe beating.
The dubbed and edited American version of the show tones down Shadow's dark and aggressive attitude to make the show more acceptable for younger viewers. Shadow has a great deal of respect for the professor and is known to be quite loyal to the original purpose Gerald established for him before going insane. After discovering Gerald's insanity, Shadow disavowed Gerald's new insane goals at the end of Sonic Adventure 2. Instead Shadow prefers to remember the professor for what he was before his final days of derangement.
Soon after being created, Shadow became close friends with the Professor's granddaughter, Maria Robotnik, whom he seems to have treated like a sister. N soldier, while in the English version of Sonic X , she was merely captured and never seen again.
After her death, Maria's sacrifice to save Shadow both continuously haunted and motivated him, until he finally decided to let go of his past at the end of Shadow the Hedgehog and lead his own life. The relationship between Shadow and Black Doom may have been brief, but has played a significant role in Shadow's life. Shadow was made from Black Doom's blood, in a deal between the alien and Professor Gerald; this, technically, makes Black Doom Shadow's biological father.
Black Doom, at first, tried to get Shadow on his side by playing on what remained of Shadow's painful memories of losing Maria. Regardless of the path taken during gameplay, Shadow in the end fights and defeats Black Doom who transformed into Devil Doom and then destroys the Black Comet with the Eclipse Cannon in the Last Story. Still, throughout the events of Shadow the Hedgehog Black Doom threatens Shadow and demands extreme loyalty and respect, even when choosing the Dark path in gameplay Doom acts with no compassion whatsoever.
He also doesn't tolerate any kind of mistake or failure, no matter how difficult the task on Shadow's part may be. Black Doom was also Shadow's archenemy, similar to what Eggman is to Sonic. Shadow's approach to Dr. Eggman is quite different to that of other characters, apart from Rouge the Bat. His relation to the Doctor is neither that of a staunch enemy nor an ally, choosing instead to form alliances with or against him depending on the circumstances. While Eggman has helped Shadow on multiple occasions, each time was just a means to use the black hedgehog in his own plans.
Although Shadow appears to show little regard for whether Dr. Eggman's schemes succeed or not, clashes do occur when they get in each other's way. Despite this, they display a certain amount of respect for each other's abilities, one notable aspect being that Shadow always refers to Eggman by his title of "Doctor" even "the good doctor" in Sonic Battle and Shadow the Hedgehog, though it may be sarcastic , regardless of the deceptions Eggman implies in order to trick or lure Shadow to his cause; which hardly-to-never succeed.
Shadow also has a very close relationship with Rouge the Bat, Shadow's ally and possibly the closest friend he has since the death of Maria. Rouge also shows a lot of respect for the black hedgehog and is often seen worrying about his safety throughout the series. Even on a good day. Guttural Growler : Jason Griffith 's take on Shadow gave him a rough, gravelly voice. Kirk Thornton 's take plays with this; his earlier roles sounded even gruffer than Jason's, but later games had Shadow go through Vocal Evolution and sound much smoother overall.
Has Two Daddies : Downplayed. He was biologically engineered by Prof. Gerald using the blood of Black Doom as a blueprint, canonically making Shadow the only character to have two fathers. Hates Small Talk : When Shadow is focused on a mission, friendly conversations or the like are out of question for him. Haughty "Hmph" : He's a frequent user of this trope. It's his way of expressing how arrogant and disapproving he is towards others. Heartbroken Badass : Although it was familial love and he doesn't express it often, Maria's death hit him hard.
The Heavy : In Sonic Adventure 2 , while he pretends to act as The Dragon to Eggman, it's his presence that drives the plot, and he is in fact manipulating Eggman for his own purposes and on Gerald's will. He later became a face for the ending of Sonic Adventure 2. After his revival, he was neutral before settling on being a face.
Heroic RRoD : It's implied at the end of Sonic Adventure 2 that he was overwhelmed or by the power of his Chaos Emerald-induced Super Mode , which may be part of why he lost his power and fell into Earth's orbit during the Heroic Sacrifice mentioned below. It's also implied that his inexperience with a super state, in conjunction with the emotional stress he was likely dealing with, factored into it.
Heroic Sacrifice : At the end of Sonic Adventure 2 , he helps save the world from the Final Hazard, but uses up all of his power before he falls from space towards the Earth. He was initially believed to have died, but Sonic Heroes reveals that he survived, but amnesiac.
Hidden Depths : According to the November Twitter Takeover, he's a fan of classic rock, eats coffee beans, and watches anime with Kill la Kill being his favorite. The May twitter Takeover also reveals he donates to charity, supports indie companies, and that he desires to open a cat orphanage one day.
Hidden Heart of Gold : He's a violent, egotistical Jerkass whose actions border on out and out villainy on occasion, but he's always on the side of justice and he genuinely cares about others and only acts cold and distant to others because he doesn't want anyone to get close to him, so he doesn't lose them like he lost Maria. Despite this, Shadow still put it aside to give them a chance as he promised to Maria.
Shadow: "I am Shadow the Hedgehog. A research experiment gone deadly wrong I caused so much destruction I should have never have been created This is who I am. Maria: Darkness can be anywhere you go, but a shadow represents the direction in which the light is shining!
Shadow: I am Shadow the Hedgehog. I am a research experiment I've caused so much destruction This is who I am Sonic: Didn't you know? We have a date with Eggman too. Shadow: Is that so Well then, it will be a date to die for! Sonic: Hey! That's my line!! Perpetual Frowner : You'll only see him either frowning, indifferent, or smirking. Person of Mass Destruction : He's a walking mini-nuke with the power depending on the number of Chaos Emeralds he has to devastate cities and fortresses.
Pet the Dog : He was in attendance for Sonic's birthday party in the end of Sonic Generations and instead of doing whatever he was doing, he decides to stick around. Physical God : After getting all seven Chaos Emeralds he can transform into his Super form which is powerful enough to destroy a the entire world. Pint-Sized Powerhouse : He's the same size as Sonic and can take out towering monsters and giant robots with nothing but the shoes on his feet.
Poor Communication Kills : A lot of Shadow's conflict with everyone else comes from his inability to just talk with them and accept their help instead of acting like a lone wolf. In Shadow the Hedgehog , he apparently never thinks to ask any of his friends about his past, even though every single one of them except Omega both know him well as well as found out about his past in Adventure 2. This is rather up in the air, though, as he does point out Sonic in Sonic Heroes as "that hedgehog", implying that Rouge actually did tell him about what all happened to him and he simply wishes for the memories to actually click in his mind.
Power Incontinence : The first time he used his Super Mode , he couldn't control it very well and was gradually losing energy. He was able to hold out long enough to help Sonic put the falling Ark back into orbit before ultimately succumbing and falling towards the planet. Power Limiter : His Inhibitor Rings on his wrists and ankles. The rest of this article's description of his power is what he's like with them on. When he takes them off, the increase is substantial enough to allow him to thrash bosses like they were the weakest of mooks.
On the other hand, he cannot control such strength and causes massive unintentional destruction with it, so he's hesitant to take them off. Power of the Void : As shown in Sonic Battle Chaos Nightmare , he is capable of distorting space-time around him to damage enemies.
Pragmatic Hero : What sets him apart from the rest of the cast, Shadow will Shoot the Dog as many times as he needs to if it means saving the world. The Quiet One : He was never the type to talk much. Particularly in Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog Really Years Old : Much due to being an immortal. Despite appearing to be the same age as Sonic, he was created 50 years ago. Red Eyes, Take Warning : Both in his default state, and when he's in super form.
Shadow has a partially red color scheme, but is reserved and collected most of the time in contrast to the blue, but very extroverted Sonic. Reformed, but Not Tamed : Even if he's fighting along the side of good since Sonic Adventure 2 and aside from having amnesia after his Heroic Sacrifice , Shadow still remains stoic, deadly serious, and quite cold towards everyone around him and maintains his rivalry with Sonic.
Replacement Flat Character : Shadow had taken the role of the stoic and deadly-serious rival from Knuckles who was becoming more of an ally to Sonic over time. The Rival : He's not the first of Sonic's rivals, or even the last, but he's by far the most recognizable. He also had some bouts with Silver in Sonic '06 and the Rivals series.
Rival Turned Evil : He becomes this in his own game if the player completes the last dark missions. Rollerblade Good : He moves using rocket skates. Sanity Slippage : In a few of the "evil" endings, he will go insane after learning more about what GUN put him through, either setting himself to destroy the world or conquer the universe, with an Evil Laughter to demonstrate.
True to form, Eggman releases him. Shadow Archetype : Pun aside, Shadow is this to Sonic. He is what Sonic would be if he was willing to go through some extremes to get the job done. Shell-Shocked Veteran : He may not have been in a traditional war, but, as an uncaring loner who pretty clearly has untreated PTSD as shown in Sonic Adventure 2 and Shadow the Hedgehog , he otherwise fits this trope to a T.
Shipper on Deck : Both times he appeared in the Twitter Takeover, whenever Sonic is asked about his feelings towards Amy, Shadow will be there to tease him over his inability to answer. Ship Tease : This happens surprisingly often with Rouge in later games.
Shock and Awe. Shut Up, Hannibal! Black Doom: You still don't understand, do you? The future we offer is the only option for these humans. Shadow: I've heard enough! You're boring me to death, Black Doom! You're going down! Shadow: Looks like I don't need to be worried. Sonic: What was that? Tails: Were you worried if we would get hurt, trying to save the wisps? Shadow: Hmph! Sonic: I'll take that as a compliment.
Shadow : After finding a Chaos Emerald in plain sight. A Chaos Emerald? You've got to be kidding me, guys! This is like taking candy from a baby, which is fine by me! Feedback Video Example s :. Shadow faces Me Show Spoilers. Mephiles Mephiles's polite words and demeanor when speaking to Rouge and Shadow can't hide the sinister, sadistic maniac he really is.
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Shadow the Hedgehog is a platform game developed by Sega Studios USA, the former United States division of Sonic Team, and published by Sega. The game follows Shadow the Hedgehog, a creation of Doctor Eggman's grandfather, Prof. Gerald. Being Sonic's polar opposite personality-wise, Shadow is, bluntly put, a brooding loner. He usually acts with a cool and businesslike indifference, only. Shadow is a character in Sonic the Hedgehog series. He's the titular main antagonist in the Sonic Adventure 2. Dr. Eggman set Shadow free from a.