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Top 8. Shadow of a Doubt. Wixel Plays Sonic Youth. The Aesthetics Of Clouds. An Empty Canvas. In Clouds. Old Summer Songs. Blood Red Bird. Info Connections Comments Shares. Search Myspace Start typing Fifty years ago, a scientist was tasked with creating the most powerful being the world had ever seen. He dove into his research, doubling it with his efforts to cure his granddaughter, Maria, from her illness. Before long, his project was completed, but it was deemed too dangerous by the government.
When Sonic and friends accidentally activate another rogue chaos control, all of Mobius appeared as a new continent on planet earth. Now with the two worlds combined, the group needs to adjust. But that's not all that's changing.
As Sonic's 18th birthday approaches, his chaos energy grows too and a long-forgotten prophecy is about to come to fruition. When a rare blizzard takes over the island, Sonic is on the run to make sure a certain angry loaner is safe and sound. Sonic hasn't seen or heard from his least favorite hedgehog in weeks, not that he's really complaining.
When a sudden G. N mission and a lot of bribery forces him to work together with Shadow, will he be able to suck it up and discover a little more about himself and their friendship, or will he just get a right hook to the face? In other words, Sonic and Shadow are forced to go on a gay adventure together, and with the help of their friends are forced to face a couple challenges in their comradeship.
When Sonic goes to her asking about Shadow's whereabouts, Rouge decides to play a little game - how long can she make Sonic spend time with her before he hates her?
To the shock of her and no one else, there's a lot to like—even love—about her. Upon arriving at the heroes' meeting point beneath the halted Wily Egg, Shadow learned of Rouge's fate: she had been captured and transformed into the Roboticized Master Rouge Woman.
Shadow joined the battle and was attacked by Napalm Man , only to be saved by Omega. Omega claimed that Rouge had been foolish to leave him behind to guard their return portal, but Shadow suggested he take the matter up with her once she was rescued.
Sonic proved an irritant to Shadow as usual during the fight, claiming that he had "teleported off in a huff", complimenting him for finding Omega, and assuring him that they would rescue Rouge. Shadow ended up racing Top Man , only for him to be crushed as Sonic rammed Hard Man into him, much to Shadow's annoyance.
Sonic then left him to contend with Clown Man , after which Shadow noticed Rouge Woman and expressed his wish that she hadn't come to find him. He was then set upon by Shade Man , but eventually met up with Proto Man and came up with a new strategy.
Realizing that the battle with the Robot Masters was keeping them from getting at the doctors, they convinced Sonic and Mega Man to board the Wily Egg with Tails and Rush while the rest of them held off the army. The blue heroes reluctantly agreed, but as they were heading towards the Wily Egg, Mega Man's kidnapped creator Dr.
Light was dropped from the battleship. Shadow saves Dr. Light, from Mega Man As Dr. Light fell to his intended death, Shadow used Chaos Control to teleport in to grab him and bring him to safety. Light were now fighting with them, the exhausted heroes now joined by Tails and Rush after the former was injured aboard the Wily Egg eventually found themselves surrounded by the Robot Masters.
Shadow then watched with the others as the blue heroes defeated the doctors and used Chaos Control to restore their worlds, but Dr. Eggman interrupted Sonic's attempt, resulting in their respective multiverse undergoing a massive change. Shadow is arrogant, determined, and somewhat cold. He often comes off as blunt and uncaring and does not take kindly to outside interference, preferring to believe himself capable of handling most things on his own.
He lacks many of Sonic's inhibitions, being perfectly willing to eliminate a foe rather than merely subduing them, and he often believes that the ends justify the means. Because of this, he is often very destructive in battle. Still, he does have a personal sense of honor, enough to leave the Freedom Fighters in peace on some occasions despite his alliance with Eggman. At times he has behaved with almost a mercenary attitude, joining forces with others only to further his own goals, but in the end he usually ends up picking the side of moral right.
When Shadow has a goal, he sticks to it with grim determination and intense focus, not resting until it is fulfilled. He has high expectations for himself, and takes personal failure especially hard.
He has little patience for silly behavior. While others often tease him about his seemingly brooding attitude, he is capable of subtle compassion. After discovering his true purpose - that Gerald intended him to be a protector of the planet - Shadow has become much more heroic and wants to turn other "living weapons" like him such as Metal Sonic to the side of good instead of destroying them.
While not always friendly, he has opened up somewhat to others, though he does not readily admit it because of his own pride. For all his moodiness and self-confidence, he is more accepting of outside help and working as part of a team. While he still misses Maria, he holds her memory in high esteem and no longer obsesses over his past. Thanks to the natural speed bestowed unto him and his footwear , Shadow is capable of many of the same moves as his near doppelganger, including Sonic's patented Spin Dash.
Shadow also commands Chaos powers through a direct link to the Chaos Force , which unlike that of the Brotherhood of Guardians does not require tapping into the energies of the Master Emerald or a Chaos Emerald.
It is notable, however, that Shadow's abilities are more potent when aided by an emerald. Shadow can utilize these powers in a variety of ways, most commonly in the form of attacks such as Chaos Spear and Chaos Blast, or in time-freezing and teleportation moves such as Chaos Control.
With a Chaos Emerald s , he can increase the power of these abilities as well. Despite his power, Shadow has his limits, and does not possess the same level of energy as Knuckles achieved when he became Chaos Knuckles. As the Ultimate Lifeform, Shadow is also thought to be ageless and immune to disease. Shadow wears a pair of specialized shoes called rocket-skates.
These footwear are the primary source of Shadow's speed, producing small jet streams that lets him hover-skate at speeds nearing Sonic's. Shadow wears two Inhibitor Rings on his wrists that limits his Chaos energy intake, keeping it in check. Shadow can temporarily increase his powers by removing his Inhibitor Rings and taking the form of Chaos Shadow. After the excess energy wears off however, he is left weakened. In this form, his innate talents are greatly enhanced and he possesses virtual invulnerability and flight.
Although Shadow himself has shown no genuine romantic feelings towards anyone, Rouge the Bat has repeatedly flirted with Shadow on various occasions, and has even called him "handsome" from time to time. She has shown interest in him as far back as after he saved her life on Prison Island, but Shadow said it was only to get the Chaos Emeralds she'd stolen and nothing more. Even though Shadow does not show much emotion, he has often smiled around Rouge, implying how close she is to him.
Rouge also tends to tease Shadow on occasion by saying he mopes a lot. Shadow is often depressed about the loss of Maria, which is why he keeps to himself, but his relationship with Maria is obvious as he goes to great lengths to protect the planet and keep her dream of peace and prosperity alive. He also maintains a strong bond with his teammates, Rouge and Omega, proving that while his attitude makes him seem like a careless person, he does have some compassion.
Shadow brushes off most kindness or sympathy that is sent his way; in Sonic Heroes , when Rouge showed concern for Shadow when he saw a broken android of himself, suspecting Team Dark's Shadow might be an android too, Shadow curtly brushed her concern away.
In Shadow the Hedgehog , after Sonic suggested some "friendly competition," Shadow bluntly rejected his offer. At times, however, Shadow is shown to appreciate genuine care. In Sonic Adventure 2 , after Amy made him remember his promise to Maria, Shadow openly decided to keep his promise to protect the planet both to Maria and her.
Another instance is in Sonic the Hedgehog , when Rouge told him that she would always be by his side, he acknowledged her. Despite the fact that Shadow often fights for the greater good, he is considered an anti-hero for the most part due to his morality and means to his desired end goals. He does whatever is necessary to get what he wants or feels is right, though this enthusiasm causes him to take risks and jump into situations without fully thinking it through.
He and Rouge disregard the opening and closing ceremonies for the Grand Prix, showing up late without a third teammate and, if they win the Grand Prix, starting to walk off right away with what turn out to be dummy versions of the prize money and gems.
Regardless, Shadow does have his moments of selflessness and heroism. He nearly sacrificed his life at the end of Sonic Adventure 2 to save Earth and helped Silver uncover the truth of the Solaris Project , after saving Sonic from him, in Sonic the Hedgehog Shadow is easily capable of matching Sonic 's abilities in both speed and power.
Like other characters in the series, Shadow can also move at super speeds, an innate talent that members of the hedgehog species possess,  and can evenly match even Sonic's speed as well,   who can run at hypersonic speeds. While Shadow's Air Shoes are credited as the source of his speed,  his powerful body allows him to easily rival Sonic's world class speed as well.
Shadow is extremely acrobatic, agile, and an experienced athlete  capable of gracefully leaping over any obstacles that head his way and performing various forms of nimble movements. He has radical reaction time to match his movements, being able to react to danger within a split second. Shadow has incredible resilience to damage, being able to survive otherwise fatal situations even by the standards of superhuman creatures, making him nearly indestructible.
He can take a lot of major punishment in battle before he starts to wear down. 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. Despite surviving this, the experience left him with enough physical trauma to give him amnesia. Even after receiving major damage, Shadow displays a remarkably fast recovery rate, allowing him to quickly get back up in a matter of moments.
Due to being the successful culmination of Project Shadow, Shadow is immortal, does not physically age, and is presumably immune to disease. Furthermore, due to being partly Black Arms , Shadow has a connection to the Black Arms' hive-mind, allowing him to sense his kinds' presence and is immune to the Black Arms' nerve gas.
Shadow possesses tremendous willpower and unbreakable determination and, as a result, has absolute refusal to give up in any of his missions and never surrenders; he will see his goals to the end. His willpower allows him to keep on fighting when utterly exhausted, after taking an excessive amount of damage, or when he is severely outnumbered and outgunned.
His will even lets him psychologically resist mind control powers. For example, Shadow was able to regain control from Black Doom despite him being part Black Arms and therefore susceptible to Black Doom's influence.
Shadow is naturally able to tap into the arcane powers of any nearby Chaos Emeralds to utilize their chaos energy to empower himself and can use a wide variety of Chaos Powers as well. He is able to use most of his Chaos Powers without a Chaos Emerald.
Shadow can harness both positive and negative chaos energy, depending on his state of mind. His Chaos Powers are so potent that should he remove his limiters , he becomes a walking dynamo of raw power, releasing such tremendous amounts of innate energy that it forms an impenetrable barrier around him.
While in this state, Shadow gains increased strength and speed,  enough to overpower hundreds of Mephiles the Dark clones at once. However, using his full power tires him out more quickly. Shadow using Chaos Control. Shadow's trademark Chaos Power is Chaos Control , and is possibly the most adept user of it in the series, having mastered it to perfection.
With Chaos Control, he can manipulate space and time to slow down time and warp across space, and can use it delicately enough to distort space in small centralized areas, such as around his fists or in midair. Additionally, he can mold Chaos Control into a variety of offensive and defensive moves and can even use it to heal himself.
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. Shadow did state in Sonic Battle that he is the only one who can use the true power of the Chaos Emeralds. Furthermore, he can draw power from the Emeralds without making physical contact. In combat, Shadow is a lethal and extremely powerful force that very few can defeat.
He never holds back his immense strength, making him a brutal fighter with a distinct killer instinct. Shadow's skills are more than a match for even the strongest in the series and has been able to take down some of the most fearsome foes of the series on his own, such as Black Doom. To best put his skills in perspective, as seen in some of the scenarios in Shadow the Hedgehog , Shadow is one of the very few individuals who has been able to defeat Sonic in combat, even when Sonic had the Diablon for support.
Shadow even managed to best Emerl in combat, when he had all seven chaos emeralds, after Shadow gave him the last one. Shadow's fighting style focuses on brutal, unrestrained and powerful hand-to-hand combat. In line with his nature and potent abilities, Shadow has adopted a fighting style where he fights his opponents using powerful blows, such as karate chops, swift punches and roundhouse kicks.
With the speeds Shadow can move at, he can disable the opponent through the force of his blows alone, leaving them at the mercy of his incoming attacks. Shadow performing a Chaos Blast.
Shadow's fighting style revolves around making heavy use of his Chaos Powers, especially Chaos Control and Chaos Spear. Using Chaos Control, Shadow can teleport up in front of or behind his opponents in battle to launch surprise attacks. In later games, he has been known to simply teleport without the use of Chaos Control. Shadow can use Chaos Control to increase the damage he deals to his opponent when striking them, often resulting in significant forces being released and blowing the opponent a certain distance away.
Shadow will use these Chaos Powers and any other means necessary to overwhelm his opponents. Like Sonic, Shadow's basic combat moves revolve around the various forms of the Spin Attack where he curls tightly into a concussive ball while in locomotion to damage, mow down, or burrow through obstacles and foes. The Homing Attack allows Shadow to dash in midair toward a target, the Spin Jump lets him curl into a ball and attack opponents by landing on them, and the Spin Dash lets him shoot himself forward as an acceleration roll at full speed while mowing down enemies and obstacles.
He is also able perform the Boost where he turns himself into a highly destructive projectile by moving at high speed, though Shadow uses the fire from his Air Shoes to propel himself forward rather than skating like usual. 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 more direct combat, Shadow has his Chaos Attack in which he deals a barrage of chaos energy-fueled strikes to his opponents, and his Spin Kick lets him create a small tornado that can suck in enemies to strike them. Many of Shadow's signature techniques are Chaos Powers. His trademark move is Chaos Control which lets him manipulate time and space to either warp across space, slow down time, or distort space to form other types of Chaos Powers.
His second most used Chaos Power is his Chaos Spear technique, in which he throws bolts of chaos energy at his opponent. However, his most powerful technique is Chaos Blast , in which Shadow releases a shockwave of chaos energy that eliminates everything within its range. Alternatively, he can focus it into a beam for more concentrated damage.
During the tournament, he was able to put up quite a fight and even defeat some of the world's best Extreme Gear riders. When riding on an Extreme Gear, Shadow is skillful enough to ride on rails, execute complex tricks while in midair, and even perform his Chaos Powers and combat moves with ease. Also, Shadow may have some knowledge about machinery, being able to fiddle with a deactivated Omega and deduce he was in stand-by mode.
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. 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.
Shadow wears a pair of specialized shoes called Air Shoes. These footwear are the primary source of Shadow's speed,  producing small jet streams that let him hover-skate at speeds rivaling,  and possibly even surpassing Sonic 's speed.
Shadow wears four limiters , one on each of his wrists and ankles, that limit the amount of power he uses during combat and other situations. By removing them, Shadow is able to use his full power, turning him into a nigh-unstoppable force.
In this state, all of Shadow's abilities far surpass his normal ones and his Chaos Powers are increased to their full limit. He is also able to fly and is nearly invulnerable. Initially, Shadow found it difficult to stay in this state due to inexperience, but he has since mastered it. In Shadow the Hedgehog , Shadow is able to transform into Hero Shadow with the use of positive chaos energy, whenever his mind is fueled by thoughts of justice. In this state, Shadow is temporarily invincible and can perform a large scale use of Chaos Control.
However, it only lasts for a short period of time. In Shadow the Hedgehog , Shadow is able to transform into Dark Shadow with the use of negative chaos energy, whenever his mind is fueled by thoughts of evil.
In this state, Shadow is temporarily invincible and can perform a large scale use of Chaos Blast. Like Hero Shadow, this form lasts for a short period of time. In this state, his powers are boosted significantly, granting him warp-like speeds, near invulnerability, and bolstered Chaos Powers.
By harnessing different variants of Hyper-go-on from Wisps , Shadow can use specific Color Powers to transform into a certain form, such as a drill, a laser or even a planet, each one possessing its own unique abilities.
However, these transformations require a steady supply of Hyper-go-on to be maintained. Shadow being temporarily controlled by Black Doom. While not having any physical weaknesses, Shadow was initially a somewhat easy target for manipulation during the time he had amnesia due to his confusion about who he was and his eagerness to learn anything more about his past. Eggman could deceive him with lies about his past and Black Doom could subtly manipulate him using visions.
Similarly, it is heavily implied that the reason he thought Maria's last wish was revenge against humanity was that Gerald Robotnik implanted false memories of her death.
However, after learning of his true purpose, Shadow was no longer as easily deceived. Being part Black Arms , Shadow is partially an extension of Black Doom , making him vulnerable to mind control exerted by Black Doom himself. However, Shadow can fight this influence through sheer resolve and willpower. Shadow, I'm counting on you. I know, Professor The Ultimate life form born to ensure peace and justice amongst all of mankind. Now, I know what I have to do. Gerald had made many attempts to create the Ultimate Lifeform before Black Doom and his children, the Black Arms , came to earth.
Unfortunately, the closest he came was the Biolizard. 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.
Gerald agreed to these terms and Black Doom gave some of his DNA, which was added to the samples that Gerald had already obtained. The outcome of this experiment was Shadow the Hedgehog.Shadow in Sonic is a high quality game that works in all major modern web browsers. This online game is part of the Arcade, Retro, Emulator, and SEGA gaming categories. Shadow in Sonic has likes from user ratings. If you enjoy this game then also play games Sonic 2: Return of Shadow and Spider-Man Web of Shadows.