Shadow the Hedgehog (character)

Shadow the Hedgehog
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SpeciesHedgehog
GenderMale
Age50
First AppearanceSonic Adventure 2

Shadow is hedgehog and a newer rival of Sonic's, being first introduced in Sonic Adventure 2. He has been one of the main characters since his introduction and has had his own spin-off game, named Shadow the Hedgehog, which is about Shadows past, and him finding out who he is.

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[edit] History

Shadow is an immortal life form invented by Dr. Eggman's grandfather, Prof. Gerald Robotnik, and the power of Black Doom. He was, in Gerald's eyes, going to be the protector of Earth, and a cure for diseases. He was designed to be a companion to Maria Robotnik, Gerald's granddaughter, because she had an incurable disease and Shadow would keep her alive. However Gerald couldn't seem to successfully create Shadow and had only managed to create prototypes. Because of this Gerald made a deal with Black Doom who agreed to assist in bringing Shadow to life if Shadow would collect the seven Chaos Emeralds for him the next time his comet passed by. Gerald unwillingly agreed to this. These events essentially lead into the game Shadow the Hedgehog, when Black Doom returns and asks Shadow to get the emeralds.

[edit] Biography

Shadow the Hedgehog is a black hedgehog with red markings on his head, arms and legs. He's often seen as a doppelganger of Sonic, and the two are often mistaken for each other, despite the noticeable difference in color.

He glides along the floor using his hover-skates, and is also capable of using an ability known as "Chaos Control" by harnessing the power of the Chaos Emeralds. Shadow wears inhibitors on his wrists that resemble power-rings. These inhibitors prevent him from using his abilities to their full extent, when taken off he has much more power, but can easily run out of energy and faint.

Some abilities Shadow has that Sonic doesn't are greater strength, greater intelligence and he can control his chaos powers far better. Although he is not as strong as Knuckles, with effort he can lift large objects like a truck or large pieces of peeled asphalt. Another advantage Shadow has over Sonic is state of mind. Sonic can act impulsively and lacks being calm in intense situations, but Shadow on the other hand is calm and also aggressive which helps in fights. Shadow is brave and is head-strong.

[edit] Games featuring Shadow

[edit] Skills

  • Supersonic skating speed
  • Chaos Control
  • Chaos Spear
  • Chaos Lance
  • Nightmare Chaos
  • Chaos Burst
  • Chaos Magic
  • Wandering Chaos
  • Chaos Snap
  • Chaos Boost
  • Chaos Inferno(requires Rouge and Omega)
  • Chaos Attack
  • Chaos Blast
  • Chaos Shadow
  • Chaos Punishment(As Lancelot)
  • Chaos Rift
  • Using Guns
  • Spin Dash
  • Jump Dash/Homing Attack
  • Rocket Accel
  • Spin Attack
  • Spin Jump
  • Light Dash
  • Black Tornado
  • Triangle Jump
  • Spin Kick
  • Super Shadow
  • Atomic Strike(requires Sonic)
  • Focus Field(requires Omega)
  • Ageless and Unaging Immortality
  • Vehicular Knowledge
  • Hand-to-Hand and Weapons Combat Skills

[edit] Voice Actors

  • David Humphrey (English) (2001-2005)
  • Jason Griffith (English) (2005-2010)
  • Kirk Thornton (English) (2010-present)
  • Kōji Yusa (Japanese) (2001-present)

[edit] Theme Songs

  • "I Am... All of Me" - Crush 40
  • "Almost Dead" - Powerman 5000
  • "Waking Up" - Julien-K
  • "Chosen One" - A2
  • "All Hail Shadow" - Magna-Fi
  • "Never Turn Back" - Crush 40

[edit] Appearances in Other Media

[edit] Animation

The only animation thus far that Shadow appears in is Sonic X where his role is essentially the same as that in the games.

[edit] Comics

Shadow appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comic series, his role being much like that of the games. He serves Dr. Robotnik and the Freedom Fighters for a brief time, before finally joining up with G.U.N.

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