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. [14] Although a loner, Shadow collaborates with treasure hunter Rouge the Bat and renegade robot E-123 Omega in games such as Sonic Heroes and Sonic Forces. He treats others in a very callous manner, throwing in his opinion no matter how cold-hearted it is and not caring for whatever the response is. 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. Shadow shares many attributes with Sonic and thus controls similarly in games, but is distinguished by his uses of vehicles and firearms. However, he remained dismissive about his concern for them. Nintendo Wii. After the battle, Shadow tried to collect some information about Mephiles to stop him, which led him to investigate Mephiles' origin at the Solaris Project ten years ago. He is usually blunt and doesn't speak much, but he always knows exactly what to say in combat. After he regains consciousness Rouge seems somewhat offended when he does not thank her for helping him. [7] At the end of the game, Shadow recovers from his amnesia and learns the truth about his past, including that Gerald created him using Black Doom's blood. It is unknown what Shadow's full limit for warping time and space with Chaos Control is, but it has been shown that he can warp objects and people with him all the way into space. 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. Shadow the Hedgehog is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. [13] Alongside Rouge he has also taken prize money and jewels upon winning in Sonic Free Riders. However, despite these predisposed emotions, after defeating the Finalhazard, Shadow states that he promises to "destroy all evil that the professor had created," implying that, while he might still respect Gerald Robotnik, he nonetheless feels that any bad things that Gerald Robotnik had done after going insane must be stopped. "Did I not tell you I was the Ultimate Knight!" Initially, Shadow did not hate humans and promised his best friend Maria to give them a chance to live happy lives. 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. Contents . This attitude is reflected in the original Japanese version, where Shadow omits honorifics and speaks highly of himself (if not rudely), though contrasting this, in Japanese he normally uses the "boku" pronoun when referring to himself as opposed to the more arrogant/confident "ore" pronoun (which characters such as Sonic use). Unfortunately, G.U.N. Unlike in previous games, Shadow seems perfectly content with helping Rouge obtain the treasure she covets. Due to being the successful culmination of Project Shadow, Shadow is immortal, does not physically age, and is presumably immune to disease. 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. He has the ability to warp time and space with Chaos Control. He also states that "he was also my friend" which is the first time Shadow openly calls anyone his friend, although he notably only says this after questioning by Sonic, not willingly. Furthermore, he can draw power from the Emeralds without making physical contact. ". [10][11][12] While his ultimate goal is to protect the world from danger,[10] he dislikes humanity,[13] and once he has set a goal, he does whatever it takes to accomplish it. is an hedgehog/Black Arm hybrid created by Dr. Gerald Robotnik in a goal to create the ultimate life form. Nintendo Switch. The outcome of this experiment was Shadow the Hedgehog. His initial hatred of Sonic has now developed into a friendly rivalry". He is rarely seen with others for an extended period of time and usually distances himself from essentially everyone. Dislikes His skin is mostly solid black, with red lines at the back of his spiky head. [9] Jim Sterling, writing for GamesRadar+, ranked Shadow among the series' worst characters, arguing he lost his relevance over time and calling him "the ultimate example of a good idea gone rotten. However despite this, Shadow and Tails seem to be on very good terms with each other, and seem to get along quite well. [28] The team abandoned Shadow's shooting gameplay when working on Sonic the Hedgehog in 2006. Shadow was created as the "Ultimate Life Form" (究極生命体, Kyūkyoku Seimeitai?) Shadow and E-123 Omega beginning a fight in Sonic Heroes. The basic physical traits and abilities between Shadow and Sonic are virtually identical. By harnessing the power of the seven Chaos Emeralds, Shadow can enter a Super State, transforming him into Super Shadow. Instead, director Shun Nakamura emphasized combat to differentiate his gameplay from that of Sonic's; while Sonic was designed for speedy platforming, Shadow was designed for fighting enemies. 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. 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. Shadow the Hedgehog was created by Gerald Robotnik, many years before Sonic was born. 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. Shadow first encountered Infinite back when he was known as the Ultimate Mercenary after decimating the Jackal Squad group he led. To help explore that, the creators came up with new characters that would both assist Dr. Eggman and challenge the established cast of heroes. In Sonic Heroes, Shadow saves Rouge from Omega's fire when not even remembering her. Nonetheless, the fact that Rouge is one of the closest people for Shadow to interact with is certain. A less frequent technique that Shadow uses is the Black Tornado, in which Shadow jumps into the air and creates a black whirlwind by circling a particular spot at high speeds, which can throw his opponents into the air or blow away armor and weapons. For some missions, Shadow teams up with various allies from the series, some new and old. When Tails says that robots are coming, Shadow responds with, "Good. 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. This relationship is first shown when Shadow looks out for Omega in Sonic Heroes halfway into the game. Shadow is not above using weaponry and equipment, and demonstrates proficient skills in a wide range of firearms, semi-automatics, heavy assault, and close-combat weapons. Overall, while the two still are at odds because of their conflicting views, there is also a mutual respect between them. [50], Reviews for Shadow the Hedgehog criticized numerous aspects of the character, such as his controls, use of firearms, and characterization. When Rouge expresses concern for Shadow following the destruction of the Black Comet, Amy reassures her with her hands clasped and a cheerful smile on her face, "I'm sure he's fine, Rouge! Shadow the Hedgehog (Japanese: シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Hepburn: Shadō za Hejjihoggu) is a character appearing in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise. This article is about the character Shadow the Hedgehog. Eventually, while work on Sonic Adventure 2 progressed, Sonic Team found use in Shadow when they laid out the game's "good vs. evil" plotlines. Sonic News Network is a FANDOM Games Community. [35] Kirk Thornton has since voiced Shadow in games such as Sonic Free Riders. So, there's more to you than just looking like me. He uses his "Chaos Control" ability to slow down everyone except the summoner, similar to the effects of the Timer item, though with a shorter duration. Despite his apathetic nature, Shadow is not without compassion. [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. However, Shadow never bluffs. You lost your memory, that's all. Shadow is mysterious, cold and vengeful, rarely forgiving someone who has done something that he doesn't like. He is forever haunted of losing someone that really cared for him. The most prominent testament to his durability, however, was in Sonic Adventure 2 when Shadow survived his fall down to Earth from space and re-entry in the atmosphere before Eggman's robots rescued him. Shadow and Amy have not interacted much with each other throughout the series. 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