[44] However, despite strong sales,[45][46] the 2005 Shadow game received generally unfavorable reviews[47][48][49] and, according to Official Nintendo Magazine's Thomas East, tarnished the character's reputation. He can sometimes be egotistical and aggressive. [5] Visually, GameSpot's Ben Stahl described Shadow as "an evil version of Sonic himself—similar in appearance, but with darker skin, more angled eyes, and a fearsome snarl instead of Sonic's trademark grin. They were made for each other—and approximately one billion people between the ages of 12 and 34. [32], In Japan, Kōji Yusa voices Shadow. In Episode 10, Shadow revealed that he sleeps with his shoes on. Fahey felt Shadow's self-titled game was when the Sonic franchise lost its identity, and dismissed those who argued in favor of his role in Sonic Adventure 2. David Humphrey (2001-2004) Jason Anthony Griffith (2005-2010) Kirk Thornton (2010-present) [19][20], Shadow was created by Takashi Iizuka and Shiro Maekawa, who respectively served as director and writer of Sonic Adventure 2. [21][22] According to Iizuka, the idea for Shadow originated during development of the original Sonic Adventure in 1998, when Sonic Team intended to introduce a rival for Sonic in a potential sequel. In Episode 2, Shadow said that his voice cracked while he was going through puberty. none Voice Actor(s) USA. [26] Shadow can choose to help G.U.N., Sonic and his friends, Eggman, or the Black Arms. He remembers nothing except his name and Maria's death,[5][39] and teams up with Rouge and E-123 Omega to find Eggman and learn of his past. Shadow is an anthropomorphic black hedgehog with red stripes on his quills, around the edges of his eyes and on his arms and legs. [7][8] Others, such as the anniversary game Sonic Generations (2011), limit him to a non-playable role. David Humphrey (2001-2004) Jason Anthony Griffith (2005-2010) Kirk Thornton (2010-present) [38] Shadow agrees to help Eggman and frames Sonic for their evil deeds. Some have praised his role in Sonic Adventure 2 and his levels' preservation of the Sonic theme, but others have mocked his dark characterization. [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. "[54] Critics reviewing the 2006 Sonic the Hedgehog considered Shadow's gameplay slightly better than that of Sonic's but felt it did not add enough to the experience,[6][17] while Den of Geek's Chris Freiberg wrote the Shadow DLC for Sonic Forces added some replay value to a game he criticized for its short length. Although this was intended to be his only appearance, Shadow proved so popular among fans that developer Sonic Team decided to include him in 2003's Sonic Heroes. Shadow had an unknown rototy device in Episode 7. Within the Sonic franchise's fictional universe, Shadow is an immortal, anthropomorphic black hedgehog created by Professor Gerald Robotnik, the grandfather of series antagonist Doctor Eggman. ), Gerald Created Terios with both the D.N.A. Both tried to act like they were too cool for 'kid stuff.' He made use of the demonic alien Black Doom's DNA. As an antihero, Shadow has good intentions but will do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals, putting him at odds with series protagonist Sonic the Hedgehog. [4] His roles in the games vary. [26] By 2005, Sonic Team was interested in developing a high-speed shooter game. Shadow's son is Silver the Hedgehog, whose mum is Amy Rose, Shadow's secret girlfriend (see picture below). [5][15] Shadow allies with Sonic in some games,[11] but also does so with series antagonist Doctor Eggman in Sonic Adventure 2 and Shadow the Hedgehog. Although this was intended to be his only appearance, Shadow proved so popular among fans that developer Sonic Team decided to include him in 2003's Sonic Heroes. Defeated Solaris alongside Super Sonic and Silver) | Multiverse level+ (Far stronger than before and briefly overpowered Enerjak) Speed: Massively FTL+ (Can keep up with Sonic) | Immeasurabl… His shoes look much like the Hover Shoes except his has large red tongues and longer red and black cuffs. For attire, Shadow wears white gloves with black cuffs and red tongues, and Air Shoes which, like his gloves, have black cuffs and red tongues. Sonic, Shadow, Silver, Amy, Rouge, Blaze (Part 2/2), Shadow explains that he can make a fake Chaos Emerald appear in his hand in Sonic Heroes. Shadow was placed in suspended animation and a military organization, the Guardian Units of Nations (G.U.N. Shadow the Hedgehog, or Shadow for short, is the anti-villainous central antagonist of Sonic Adventure 2 and the deuteragonist of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) by YouTuber SnapCube as part of their Real-Time Fandub Games series. [63], Outside the video game series, Shadow appears as the true main villain in the anime series Sonic X, which adapts the story of the Sonic Adventure games. [56], Writers have called Shadow—both the game and the character—an ill-advised attempt to bring a sense of maturity to the Sonic series. Ratings Guide In-depth information on the ESRB rating system. [33] He seemingly disappears after the final boss fight. [30] "For others," wrote Kotaku's Mike Fahey, Shadow "signifies the looming death of a beloved series." In Shadow the Hedgehog, after 8 minutes in battle with the final boss, Eggman tells Shadow that he lied about having creating Shadow. When he fell down to Earth, Eggman rescued Shadow with one of his robots and that's how Shadow lost his memory. [6][7] He can also use the Chaos Emeralds to perform "Chaos Control"—allowing him to distort time—and create weapons like spears. [25], Sonic Adventure 2 was intended to be Shadow's only appearance, but his popularity among fans led to him returning in 2003's Sonic Heroes. [28] The team abandoned Shadow's shooting gameplay when working on Sonic the Hedgehog in 2006. captured Shadow and froze him for fifty years, but Doctor Eggmanfreed him from his icy prison and put him up against his soon-to-be rival, Sonic the Hedgehog. Despite taking great precautions to insure Shadow would ultimately destroy the Black Aliens, Professor Gerald created a Second Ultimate Life form in the form of a Black Hedgehog. Unknown Gender. He is a mobian hedgehog and the end result of Project: Shadow, an effort to create the Ultimate Lifeform. Shadow the Hedgehog is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. [36], Within the Sonic series' fictional universe, Shadow the Hedgehog is an immortal being created by Professor Gerald Robotnik through genetic engineering as part of an experiment to cure his granddaughter Maria from a deadly illness. He is caught in a complex battle between aliens, the Shadow The Hedgehog allows players to collect an arsenal of weapons, vehicles, … After the project was forcibly shut down by the government, Shadow was put into stasis for 50 ye… He also appears in Sonic television adaptations, comics, and merchandise. In 2010, DeviantArt user "cmara" released a webcomic depicting Shadow in a romantic relationship with Shrek, the title character of the DreamWorks film series. In Shadow the Hedgehog, you can control Shadow and choose which side to fight for. However, In Episode 15, Shadow stated that he didn't have a childhood since he was made into an adult. Unlike Shadow, who's almost always a loner, Shine is nice and always hangs out with Sonic and the gang. One night, while he brainstormed lines for a scene in which Sonic confronts Shadow for impersonating him, Maekawa came up with Shadow's first line: "Hmph, aren't you the fake one here?" Shadow is immortal, however that doesn't mean that he does not feel pain. [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. Summary. The original Japanese cast from the games reprised their voice roles for the game,[64] while Jason Griffith voiced Shadow in the English dub by 4Kids Entertainment. His attire includes white gloves with red backs which have long red and black cuffs with fasteners. He is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, an artificially created life form in the design of a male, anthropomorphic hedgehog. David Humphrey was the first to assume the role, but was replaced by Jason Griffith, who voiced Shadow and Sonic in the English dub of the anime series Sonic X (2003–2006), for Shadow the Hedgehog in 2005. [33][37] Maria's death traumatized Shadow, who vowed to keep his promise to her that he would protect the world from danger. [23][24] Additionally, Sonic Team wanted to feature Shadow in a spin-off game. Shadow is an artificially processed transgenic hedgehog, created with Black Arms DNA by Professor Gerald Robotnik. Shadow has since featured in numerous entries in the franchise, including a self-titled spin-off game in 2005. none Voice Actor(s) USA. born November 20, 1951 age 69 ) is an edgy black and red hedgehog created by Dr. Gerald Robotnik. As of 2016, Shadow has an interest in social media, including Instagram. ), killed Maria as Shadow tried to protect her. "[51] Despite this, in 2005 Naka said Sonic Team had determined Shadow was the series' most popular character excluding Sonic himself,[27] a finding reaffirmed in a 2009 Sega poll. He has six quills on his head, four of which curve upwards, and two that curve downwards, has two spines on his back and a small tail. Shadow is an anthropomorphic black hedgehog appearing in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series of platform games and its various spin-offs. In his initial form, he wears a green, long-sleeved shirt with yellow stripes and black pants, similar to the First Human's clothing. He is Sonic's long-time rival. [5][16][18] Shadow has unique attributes in some games, such as his uses of firearms and vehicles in Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog, respectively. Shadow the Hedgehog is known as Sonic's rival in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games, first appearing in Sonic Adventure 2.He is the "Ultimate Life Form", having near-unlimited power such as manipulating space via "Chaos Control". Shadow the Hedgehogis a major character from theSonic the Hedgehogvideo games. He cries when he watches commercials about raisins. [43] Nintendo Life's Mark Reece similarly felt Shadow's levels successfully adapted the Sonic formula to 3D. Shadow was created by Takashi Iizuka and Shiro Maekawa, and debuted in the series' 2001 installment Sonic Adventure 2. Unfortunately, something went horribly wrong in the execution. 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He first appeared in the 2001 installment Sonic Adventure 2,[3] the final Sonic game released for a Sega video game console. He claims to be "the ultimate life form" and superior to Sonic despite being just as weak and vulnerable. Occupation: Ultimate Lifeform, Instagram celebrity, Neutral Hero, Member of Team Dark, G.U.N. He is a Mobian Hedgehog created to be the Ultimate Lifeform, and was held prisoner for fifty years, eventually escaping and was free for four years before coming across a burning Tin-Can. [50][52] Indeed, IGN's Levi Buchanan and 1UP's Jeremy Parish considered him one of the series' biggest problems;[57][58] Parish wrote that of the unnecessary Sonic characters Sega should retire, Shadow was the most in need of it. Shadow is a character in Ask the Sonic Heroes as a member of Team Dark and Team Triple S. Shadow was created in a lab by Black Doom and Gerald Robotnik (Dr. Eggman's grandfather). But deep down, Shadow is a very caring (and slightly sensitive) person. [30] Nakamura explained that Sonic Team brought Shadow back for Sonic Forces so it would appeal to fans of the Adventure games, as the character is "extremely popular" among that group. [4][38][41][42] GameSpot's Shane Satterfield wrote Shadow's levels were exciting and helped preserve the general theme of Sonic games, and wished they had been more plentiful. Shadow the Hedgehog Age. Although Shadow is one of the series' most popular characters and was named one of the greatest video game characters by Guinness World Records in 2011, he has proven divisive among video game journalists. He first appeared in Sonic Adventure 2. He's kind to everyone (especially Tails, Amy, Cream, Cheese, Cosmo, Carly, Raymond, Emily, Laura, Hamtaro … In exchange Shadow agreed to aid the doctor in his plans to take over the world; holding his true intentions as wishing to get revenge for the death of his friend, Maria Robotnik. He is a hedgehog created by Gerald Robotnik and Black Doom as the Ultimate Life Form. This incident involved the Space Colony ARK, in which Dr. Eggman used its Eclipse Cannon to blow up a part of the moon in order to show the world the power that he wielded. Shadow is a character in Ask the Sonic Heroes as a member of Team Dark and Team Triple S. Shadow was created in a lab by Black Doom and Gerald Robotnik (Dr. Eggman's grandfather). [37][38] However, Shadow eventually allies himself with Sonic to prevent the world's destruction. This 3D platformer lets you use weapons, vehicles, environmental objects, and time and space manipulation to The world is in peril as forces, both good and evil, make a play for the powerful Chaos … After the success of Sonic Adventure, it was only natural to assume that a sequel would be produced. Ratings. [9][31] Some, such as East, who ranked him one of the series' best characters, praise him for his role in Sonic Adventure 2;[50][9] Game Informer's Brian Shea called Shadow a "fun equal" to Sonic who delivered the series' traditional sense of speed,[61] and Polygon's Allegra Frank said he is a fan-favorite. He often likes to refer himself as "The Coolest". base on Prison Island, where he had spent 50 years imprisoned. Shadow the Hedgehog is a red and black anthropomorphic hedgehog and an anti-hero of the Sonic series. [9], In the games, Shadow is depicted as a mysterious, sharp-witted, and brooding antihero. They chose to focus on Shadow—whom they felt would provide "the perfect venue... to try our hand at this genre"—leading to the development of Shadow the Hedgehog. Shadow the Hedgehog greatly resembles the appearance of Super Sonic. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG for Xbox 360 takes the classic Sonic \"need for speed\" formula and adds next-gen graphics, multiple characters, and a compelling story. [10] This often causes him to take risks without thinking them through and puts him at odds with series protagonist Sonic the Hedgehog. While speed is Sonic's trademark, in this game you only really achieve that by using booster ramps. Shadow the Hedgehog ( . G.U.N. He always wears gloves with golden rings attached and jet shoes, which may or may not allow him to run faster. [5][10][13] Like Sonic, Shadow can transform into a "Super" form giving him special powers. Shadow the Hedgehog is one of the main characters from the Sonic franchise. Tier: Low 2-C | 2-A | 2-A Name:Shadow the Hedgehog Origin: Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie Universe) Gender:Male Age:50 (18 physically) Classification:Genetically enhanced Mobian Hedgehog Powers and Abilities: Attack Potency: Universe level+ (Fought Base Archie Sonic) | Multiverse level+ (Comparable to Super Sonic. https://askthesonicheroes.fandom.com/wiki/Shadow?oldid=1050, Fulfilling his promise to Gerald Robotnik to protect the Earth, When someone claims to be stronger than him, Anyone saying "he isn't the ultimate lifeform", Sonic and his friends ( During the events of Sonic Adventure 2, and 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. Ask The Sonic Heroes Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Shadow has since featured in numerous entries i… [70], This article is about the character. Shadow the Hedgehog is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.He is a mobian/hedgehog-Black Arm hybrid and the arch-rival of Sonic the Hedgehog.Shadow was created as the Ultimate Life Form by Gerald Robotnik, using the DNA of Black Doom, and is the end result of Project Shadow.His purpose was to provide ways to develop a cure for incurable deadly illnesses, more … Name. Shadow the Hedgehog is an anthropomorphic black and red hedgehog, and a former adversary of Sonic the Hedgehog turned rival. In the past, Shadow tried to destroy Sonic the Hedgehog as well as an entire planet. [7][16], Shadow shares many similarities with Sonic. [33][34] The character's English voice actor has changed several times. Shadow the Hedgehog is the Ultimate Lifeform and a Member of Team Dark, and Sonic's friendly rival in the Return of Underground universe. As of February 2018, he still had it all this time. Shadow the Hedgehog is one of the three main protagonists of The Murder of Me comic series created by Gigi Dutreix and is the oldest of the three. 1 Background 2 Powers & Abilities 3 Equipment 4 Alternate Forms 4.1 Super Shadow 4.2 Hero Shadow 4.3 Dark Shadow 5 Feats 5.1 Strength 5.2 Speed 5.3 Durability 5.4 Skill 6 Weaknesses 7 Trivia Shadow was created by Doctor Gerald Robotnik with the intention of researching immortality. He serves as the final boss of the True Pacifist season. Shadow has been selling his "I've Been Kissed By The Coolest" T-Shirt to anyone he kisses. After witnessing the murder of his best friend Maria, Shadow vows to keep his promise to her that he would protect the world from danger. 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. Share the best GIFs now >>> Summary: The world is in peril as forces, both good and evil, make a play for the powerful Chaos Emeralds. Hoping that the game would be for the Dreamcast what Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was for the Mega Drive, a portion of the team responsible for the first Adventure title was sent off to work at Sega of America. Some, such as the main series games Sonic Adventure 2,[4] Sonic Heroes (2003),[5] and Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) feature him as a major playable character,[6] and he is the protagonist of the spin-off Shadow the Hedgehog (2005) and a downloadable content (DLC) package for Sonic Forces (2017). Maekawa settled on the design of a black hedgehog, but struggled coming up with his personality. He is slimmer and has longer arms and legs, and more pronounced shoulders, giving him a taller appearance, and he has cowlick-like spikes that sticks out from his top side quills. [54] Similarly, 1UP.com's Shane Bettenhausen compared Shadow to Poochie,[53] a character from The Simpsons episode "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" (1997) symbolic of creating a new character simply to boost a flagging series. Shadow is a character in Ask the Sonic Heroes as a member of Team Dark and Team Triple S. Shadow was created in a lab by Black Doom and Gerald Robotnik (Dr. Eggman's grandfather). [5][10][33] While Shadow and Maria formed a strong bond, the government deemed him a threat. ; Frequently Asked Questions; Tools for Parents. [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. [65][66][67] He also appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic books published by Archie Comics and IDW Publishing,[68][69] and his likeness has been used in Sonic merchandise. [22] Iizuka made sure that Shadow's introduction also brought new events to the game, as he wanted players to care about the character. [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. Agent, Aliases: Ultimate Lifeform, The Coolest, Meme Lord (Sonic and Rouge), Action Grandpa (Silver), Can Opener Who Had a Bad Day (Sonic), Recolor (Tails), Keanu Reeves (Silver), Friends: Sonic (sometimes), Silver (sometimes), Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream (possibly), Big (possibly) Rouge, Omega, Vector, Espio, Charmy, Blaze, Marine, Maria, Enemies: Sonic (sometimes), Silver (sometimes), Dr. Eggman, Bokkun, Metal Sonic, Jet, Wave, Storm. "[60], Shadow is a divisive Sonic character. He has red eyes, a patch of white fur on his chest, and his muzzle is tan. Unknown Gender. Hello I am Shadow The Hedgehog The Ultimate Lifeform I am 50+ years old (rp age not real) and I come from the future while in the past I got weaker I was a exe but not anymore because I found a cure! Robotnik's activities attracted G.U.N. "[3] GamesRadar+'s Justin Leeper said that if Sonic was Superman, then Shadow would be his Batman. As part of shaping his subtle character, Maekawa envisioned Shadow would refer to himself using the more humble Japanese pronoun boku (僕). Dr. Eggman set Shadow free from a G.U.N. Shadow is ageless as well. [34], Shadow quickly proved popular among players of Sonic Adventure 2, contributing to his return in later games. With Tenor, maker of GIF Keyboard, add popular Shadow The Hedgehog animated GIFs to your conversations. [23] Shadow's name at the beginning of development was "Terios" ("reflection of"), referencing his role as Sonic's doppelganger. Around his … He can sometimes be egotistical and aggressive. It was led by director Takashi Iizuka, while Yuji Naka remained back in Japan to work on other properties, including Phantasy Star Online. Series co-creator Yuji Naka hoped Shadow would lead to a spin-off series about the character. The idea for Shadow originated during the development of the original Sonic Adventure in 1998, with Iizuka and Maekawa ensuring he would be a subtle, "cool" character players could care about. [24] Sonic Team tasked Maekawa with developing Shadow, whom they wanted to look just as "cool" as Sonic. Shadow shares many attributes with Sonic and thus controls similarly in games, but is distinguished by his uses of vehicles and firearms. He often likes to refer himself as "The Coolest". [29] After Sonic and the Black Knight (2009), Shadow did not appear as a playable character in a Sonic platformer for some time,[8] until the release of Sonic Forces in 2017. [51][52][53][54] Game Informer's Matt Helgeson decried Shadow as a character who lacked personality and mocked his "ridiculous" and "laughable" Clint Eastwood rasp,[52] while GameSpy's Patrick Klepek felt the game was proof the Sonic series had jumped the shark. Shadow the Hedgehog is the biological child of Fluttershy and Asgore and the adoptive brother of the first human. Shadow debuted in the game Sonic Adventure 2 as one of three main antagonists, alongside Rouge the Bat. Male Friends. He chooses to put the past behind him and move on,[40] and in Sonic the Hedgehog is depicted as having joined G.U.N. Even though they are not together anymore, Shadow still might have feelings for Megan Fox, he is too stubborn to admit it. Shadow also uses it for his "#aesthetic". https://scratchpad.fandom.com/wiki/Shadow_the_Hedgehog_(character) Different to Fluttershy and Asgore, Shadow has short ears, and a snout. Shadow was created by Doctor Gerald Robotnik with the intention of researching immortality. He has spikes on the back of his head and on his back that point upwards. Too sophisticated, too edgy. Shadow the Hedgehog (シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ Shadō za Hejjihoggu) is an hedgehog/Black Arm hybrid created by Dr. Gerald Robotnik in a goal to create the ultimate life form. In his feature debut, Shadow is tormented by a dark past, struggling to discover his true identity. 's attention, and once they found out about his deals, they tried to kill him, but ended up killing Robotnik's granddaughter. [62] In 2011, Guinness World Records named Shadow among the 50 greatest video game characters of all time. [31] Iizuka has commented that another Shadow-oriented spin-off is a possibility. His design was influenced by films such as Underworld, Constantine, and Terminator. He is Sonic's sworn arch-rival. Shadow the Hedgehog is a 2005 platform game developed by Sega Studios USA, the former United States division of Sonic Team, and published by Sega.It is a spin-off from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and follows Shadow the Hedgehog, a creation of Doctor Eggman's grandfather, Prof. Gerald Robotnik, as he attempts to learn about his past while suffering from amnesia. Name: Shadow the Hedgehog Age: Ageless (biologically 50+) About This Character Edit. Shadow the Hedgehog is the end result of Project: Shadow, an effort to create the Ultimate Lifeform. Since his debut, Shadow has appeared in a multitude of games, television shows, and comic books. Shadow the Hedgehog is a video game character of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. Parental Controls Learn how to manage your family’s video game and device use. He is primarily black with red marks on his arms, on his legs, on the spikes on his head and around his eyes. Name. Additionally, the Shadow game received generally unfavorable reviews despite strong sales. [27] When developing Shadow's design and world, Sonic Team was influenced by films such as Underworld (2003), Constantine (2005), and those in the Terminator series. He is the Ultimate Lifeform created by Dr. Eggman to star in his battle royale game, but he eventually left Eggman's side and went out on his own. Shadow the Hedgehog (シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ, Shadō za Hejjihoggu) is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. [58] Numerous video game journalists have mockingly described the character as "edgy",[30][51][59] internet slang referring to someone who exhibits disconcerting behavior in an effort to impress others. Shadow's appearances In games. Shadow was created by Takashi Iizuka and Shiro Maekawa, and debuted in the series' 2001 installment Sonic Adventure 2. In [Ep.26] Ask the Sonic Heroes - Valentines Day! Created by Professor Gerald in his efforts to find a cure to a rare disease known as NIDS that was affecting his granddaughter Maria Robotnik, Shadow was gifted with the powers of the alien Black Doom through that entity's blood. He claims to be "the ultimate life form" and superior to Sonic despite being just as weak and vulnerable. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Shadow the Hedgehog Age. Due to Shadow's DNA being the cure for the rare Neuro-Immune Deficiency Syndrome (N.I.D.S. 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. [10] In Sonic Adventure 2, Gerald's grandson, Doctor Eggman, learns of Shadow and revives him as part of a plan to conquer the world and defeat Sonic the Hedgehog. Male Friends. (Being written) Shadow's appearance is mostly the same as his main series counterpart, except for a few physical and clothing differences. 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