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Shadow the Hedgehog
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Personality Brooding, lonely, blunt, cool, indifferent, soft-spoken, silent, solitary, tough, powerful, narcissistic, vain, arrogant, prideful, ruthless, merciless, aggressive, dark, violent, smug, stubborn, straight-forward, rude, vengeful, coarse, compassive, good-hearted, caring, protective, heroic, deceitful at times, selfless, helpful
Affiliations Good/Neutral
Relatives Black Doom (father; deceased)
Silver the Hedgehog (descendant)
Allies Maria Robotnik (best friend; deceased), Gerald Robotnik, Rouge the Bat, E-123 Omega, Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, Knuckles the Echidna, Amy Rose, Cream the Rabbit, Cheese the Chao, Chocola the Chao, Big the Cat, Froggy, Vector the Crocodile, Espio the Chameleon, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik (sometimes), Metal Sonic (sometimes), Silver the Hedgehog, Emerl, Princess Elise, Shade the Echidna, The President, G.U.N., The Commander, Avatar
Enemies Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, Metal Sonic, Sonic the Hedgehog (sometimes), Miles "Tails" Prower (sometimes), G.U.N. (formerly), The Commander (formerly), Black Arms, Black Doom, Mephiles the Dark, Iblis Trigger, Solaris, Ifrit, Dr. Eggman Nega, Nocturnus Clan, Imperator Ix, Jackal Squad, Infinite
Likes Maria, Gerald, Rouge, Omega, training and improving his abilities, having all the Chaos Emeralds, being alone, justice, peace and quiet, proving he is the Ultimate Lifeform, Silver, Molly, keeping his promise to Maria, Twilight Sparkle
Dislikes Anyone who insults Maria, when someone claims to be stronger than him, anyone who opposes him, Sonic (sometimes), Dr. Eggman (sometimes), his enemies, treachery, Metarex, deception, when someone insults him, Maria's death, when someone gets in his way, losing, failing to keep his promise to Maria
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Shadow the Hedgehog is a fictional, anthropomorphic black hedgehog from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and the arch-rival of Sonic the Hedgehog. He is voiced by Kirk Thornton in the American English dub, who also voiced Saix in Kingdom Hearts series and Kunimitsu Tezuka in The Prince of Tennis.


  • (to Brittany Miller, while referring to Indigo Zap) Indigo Zap cared for you above all else. (Brittany Miller: What could you know anything of my friend?) You would disappoint her now, Brittany.
  • (Jonah Weatherly: You waste yourself on Doctor Eggman.) Back in the past, I used to be his right-hand man, but not anymore. (Jonah Weatherly: Do you not tire of the never-ending cycle, Shadow?)
  • (to Sour Sweet) Who taught you Equestrian magic? (Sour Sweet: It is Principal Cinch's gift.) She has cursed us all.
  • (to Tess Tyler, thinking that she killed Maria Robitnik) You killed Maria Robotnik, Tess Tyler? (Tess Tyler: Maria Robotnik? Who's Maria Robotnik? I don't even know who the hell she is.) If you don't tell me the truth, you will die.
  • (Theodore Seville: So, you're the one who...) Who defeated Black Doom? Yes. (Theodore Seville: You did all heroic deeds, Shadow.)
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