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|Shadow the Hedgehog|
|Full Name||Shadow the Hedgehog|
|Ability/ies|| Super speed (via rocket shoes)|
|Friends and Allies|
| Rouge the Bat|
Sonic the Hedgehog (sometimes)
|Enemies and Rivals|
| Dr. Eggman (usually)|
Mephiles the Dark
| David Humphrey (2001-2005)|
Jason Griffith (2006-2009)
Kirk Thornton (2010-present)
|First Appearance||Sonic Adventure 2 (2001)|
|Latest Appearance||Sonic Forces (2017)|
|Series||Sonic the Hedgehog|
Shadow the Hedgehog is a fictional character created by Takashi Iizuka, who appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog series made for the Sega Console. He debuted as a video game character in the Sonic Adventure 2, from then on, he has appeared in many other games trying to figure out who he is and what should he do with his life. When Sonic Adventure 2 was in development, Shadow was originally named Terios the Hedgehog (the term terios is a Greek word meaning "reflection of"). His name was changed to Shadow before Sonic Adventure 2 was released.
Shadow is one of Sonic's main rivals; he can do everything that Sonic can do and at some instances perhaps even more. He is not naturally fast, but his rocket shoes give him a boost that allows him to match up with Sonic's speed.
Shadow's debut was in the game Sonic Adventure 2, where it is explained that he was created fifty years prior to the game's events, by Professor Gerald Robotnik, who had been charged with the task of researching a path to immortality. He created Shadow as "The Ultimate Life Form", a first step towards achieving that goal, but the project was shut down and his granddaughter, Maria, was killed in the aftermath. Before she died, she ejected Shadow towards Earth in an escape pod. Gerald, driven insane by her death, designed a program that would cause the research station, Space Colony ARK, to crash into Earth once all seven Chaos Emeralds were placed inside it. Back on Earth, he modified Shadow's mind so that he would carry out Gerald's plan if he was ever released.Fifty years later, Shadow was released from suspended animation by Dr. Eggman, grandson of Gerald Robotnik, who sought after Shadow after learning from Gerald's diary that he was the ultimate life form his grandfather had created, hoping to use him to conquer the world. Shadow tricked Eggman, under Gerald's programming, into helping him collect all seven Chaos Emeralds with the help of Rouge the Bat, and in placing them in the ARK, almost allowed it to crash into Earth. Amy Rose managed to trigger his memory of Maria, and the ARK was placed back into orbit using his skill, Chaos Control, using up the last of his energy and sending him falling to Earth, seemingly dead.
- Sonic Riders DS (Unlockable Character)
- Ultra Sonic Rivals (Player 2)
- Mario Golf Wii
- Pikachu's Final Destiny (Cameo)
- Pikachu's Final Destiny 2 (Ally)
- RenarioExtreme series (appears in the Chinese anime, Renan!)
- Super Smash Bros. Charged! (Unlockable Character)
- Mario & Sonic: Brainwashed (Unlockable Character)
Shadow makes an appearance in Team Sonic of Sonic Heroes 2.
Super Sonic Smash Bros. Movelist
Standard - Pistol Shot: Shadow shoots with his pistol.
Side - Chaos Spear: Shadow throws a spear of Chaos Energy.
Up - Chaos Control: Shadow uses Chaos Control to teleport him upwards. The 2nd best recovery move, other than Metal Sonic's and Omega's (they're the same)
Down - Rocket Kick: Shadow uses his rocket shoes to do a kick-spin.
Final Smash - Chaos Blast: Shadow uses Chaos Blast to knock back opponents.
Shadow makes an appearence as an opponent character in the third installment to the Poker Night series. Despite his demeaner and tendency to violence, he was taught in the ways of poker by previous player Brock Samson. He is often called an emo by Max, which results in a punch in the face from Sam.
Shadow appears as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Endgame. He is one of the few characters that can do the reservation status effect.
- Win 1,000 VS Matches with Sonic or Silver.
- Break 500 targets in Endless Targets mode.
- Beat Chapter 10 in Story Mode.
- Neutral: Homing Attack (Shadow spins into a ball and home attacks the nearest opponent.)
- Side: Chaos Spear (Shadow shoots an yellow energy shot from his hands at the opponent. Can be done multiple times.)
- Down: Chaos Hurricane (Shadow shoots three green energy shots from his at in different directions; south, east or west and north at his opponents.)
- Up: Chaos Control (Shadow teleports upwards to reach an edge to climb back up.)
- Final Smash: Chaos Shadow ()
Shadow makes a reappearance in Super Smash Bros. Switch - What If? as an Assist Trophy summon. Just as he did in his previous appearances, Shadow aids his summoner by using Chaos Control and slowing their opponents down.