Shadow the Hedgehog 2
Shadow the Hedgehog
Background information
Feature films
Television programs Sonic X
Video games Sonic Adventure 2
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Gems Collection
Sonic Battle
Shadow the Hedgehog
Sonic Rivals
Sonic Rivals 2
Sonic Riders (unlockable)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (unlockable)
Sonic the Hedgehog(2006)
Sonic and the Secret Rings (unalockable)
Park attractions
Voice Kõji Yusa
Performance model
Character information
Other names Ultimate Lifeform
Personality Serious, cocky, calculating, stern, cunning, violent, merciless
Appearance A hedgehog with red and dark skin.
Occupation The Ultimate Lifeform
Goal Do anything for Maria, being better than Sonic, destroy earth (formerly), save the world
Friends Sonic, Dr. Ivo Eggman Robotnik, Rouge, Knuckles
Enemies Sonic (at first), The Prototype, Black Doom, Doctor Eggman (By choice), Mephiles the Dark, Dark Oak
Likes Maria, proving he's better than Sonic, proving he's the ultimate lifeform, impressing people,
Dislikes Humans (at first), Sonic (sometimes)
Powers and abilities Chaos control, Chaos spear,
Weapons Guns
Fate Saving the world
Typical Saying "I am Shadow the Hedgehog, the Ultimate Lifeform.

Shadow the Hedgehog, is a major character from Sonic the Hedgehog videogame series and other adaptations. He is also somewhat Sonic's sworn enemy in Sonic Adventure 2, but he ends up to befriend Sonic, though both the hedgehogs looked similar, and their animosity was toned down somewhat into a rivalry.


Shadow is a loner, to put it bluntly. He is rarely seen with others for an extened period of time, and distances himself from essentially everyone. He is usally soft-spoken, and only says what he needs to before a fight. If Shadow makes a threat, he has every intention of carrying it out. Shadow constantly refers to himself as the Ultimate Lifeform, and is extremely arrogant and self-absorbed, belittling his opponents and insulting their lack of strength. Shadow also has a ruthless edge in combat that all characters in the series lack, and displays a natural "killer instinct". At times, Shadow is the most violent and merciless character in the series.

Shadow's infamous ruthlessness and aggression leads to fear and a nervousness that inhibits characters from his unshakable intent or sheer power in combat. Numerous characters from the Sonic series have shown absolute dread from encountering Shadow. Shadow's enemies never treat him lightly; he is one of the very few people Sonic takes seriously and acts hostile towards.

Alongside his dark and violent demeanor, Shadow can be smug and stubborn. 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. He is also consistently serious, even when not on a mission and he has no regard for silliness. On occasion, Shadow appears to have some degree of mental instability. This is proven by his frequent hallucinations about Maria's face and his numerous threating speeches. In most games Shadow is featured in, he pursues his foes with disturbing determination. The canon ending of Shadow the Hedgehog showed Shadow willing to destroy anything in his way to get to Black Doom.

Despite Shadow being considered neutral in terms of alignment, he is considered an anti-hero by the most part with his overall motivation, which is dedicating his life to protecting mankind. He has also been selfless, such as nearly giving his life at the end of Sonic Adventure 2 to save Earth. Regardless, Shadow is still neutral, because he does whatever is necessary to get what he wants.


Shadow the Hedgehog (Shado za Hejjihoggu?) is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.

Even with the resources at his disposal, Professor Gerald was unable to make significant progress. Without alerting anyone, Gerald decided to plea to the stars for help, contacting the Black Arms race. An alien civilization that lived upon the Black Comet, a celestial object that passed near the planet every fifty years, its leader Black Doom offered to assist Gerald in his quest. He offered his blood - which ended up being the key to perfect the ultimate lifeform - in exchange for the seven Chaos Emeralds, which he would collect the next time he passed through. Knowing that the Black Arms' intentions were less than desirable, Gerald made the deal regardless, and was able to successfully create Shadow the Hedgehog.

Once brought to life, Shadow immediately befriended Maria, and they became close during their short time together. Gerald, meanwhile, made precautions for the return of the alien race, ensuring that the Eclipse Cannon - an extremely powerful laser built into the ARK - was compatible with the seven Chaos Emeralds, so that when they did return humanity would be able to defend itself instead of bowing to their whims.

However, Gerald's progress was ruined when it was leaked to G.U.N. how he was able to create the successful prototype. During the meeting between Gerald and the Black Arms, one of the other children aboard the ARK had accidentally seen what transpired, and reported back to those in charge. As ties between the ARK and the United Federation had already been strained, hearing the news of the dealings with an alien race scared those in charge. Afraid of the implications, it was decided to launch an invasion and put a stop to the work being done there.

What happened next was nothing short of madness, as G.U.N. troops descended onto the ARK, causing chaos and confusion wherever they went. Immediately they went after the Biolizard, which they thought was the successful "Project Shadow" prototype, and in the process of putting the creature into stasis lost quite a few soldiers. From there they went about doing damage control, shutting down everything, getting everyone off the ARK, and killing those who resisted if need be. Knowing that the G.U.N. forces would be there at any moment, Maria convinced Shadow to enter an escape pod, her final wish to him that he give the people on the planet a chance to be happy. Wishing him goodbye, Shadow could do nothing as he watched the G.U.N. soldiers storm into the lab, firing a shot which would forever change the hedgehog's life.

Learning of his granddaughter's death, Professor Gerald soon went mad, swearing vengeance on humanity for taking away the only thing that ever meant anything to him. Though just what exactly transpired is cloudy, what is known is that both Gerald and the escape pod that held Shadow were gathered by G.U.N., Shadow being placed in cryogenic storage within Prison Island, and Gerald being incarcerated and charged with the crimes that happened aboard the ARK.


Sonic Adventure 2Edit

Shadow made his first appearance in the video game Sonic Adventure 2" and became Sonic's rival.

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