Shadow the Hedgehog

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Shadow the Hedgehog
Shadowdecal.png
Full Name Shadow the Hedgehog
Species Hedgehog
First Appearance Sonic Adventure 2 (2001, Sonic the Hedgehog series)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii version) (2007, crossover series)
Latest Appearance Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (2014, Sonic the Hedgehog series)

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS version) (2016, crossover installments)

Latest Portrayal Kirk Thornton (2010-present)
Kōji Yusa (Japanese; 2001-present)

“Chaos...CONTROL!”
Shadow, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Shadow the Hedgehog is a prominent anti-hero and the rival of Sonic the Hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He was created to be the "ultimate life-form" by Dr. Eggman's grandfather, Gerald Robotnik. Shadow does whatever is necessary to achieve his goals, and because of this he has fought both alongside and against Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic and Shadow's rivalry mirrors Mario and Wario and Kirby and Meta Knight's rivalries. Shadow's primary abilities are his supersonic speed, his ability to use Chaos Control to manipulate time and space, and his other Chaos based attacks.

He was voiced by Jason Griffith, along with Sonic the Hedgehog and Jet the Hawk, in his first three Mario crossover appearances, and is currently voiced by Kirk Thornton in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

History[edit]

Mario & Sonic series[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]

Shadow and Luigi competing in the 110m Hurdles event.

Shadow is a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. He's on Sonic's team. His character type is Speed, equaling him with Sonic but he has higher stats than Sonic in other events. In Dream Fencing, his special move is to glow gold and charge forward with multiple stabs of his epéé. His Dream Table Tennis move is to glow gold, jump up and twirl vertically, land, suck in thousand of gold lines and fire the ball super fast at the opponent. Shadow has the lowest level stamina among all the characters.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Shadow also appeared in the sequel, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games. He appeared as a speed character, like in the predecessor. However, unlike with the previous game, Shadow is slightly slower than Sonic, but he has the strongest acceleration abilities in the game.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[edit]

Official artwork of Shadow in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Shadow makes another playable appearance in the third installment of the Mario & Sonic series; Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Like the previous installments, Shadow is a Speed type character, alongside Yoshi, Princess Daisy, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Metal Sonic.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Shadow is playable again in the fourth game of the Mario & Sonic series; Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Like previous games in the series, he is classified as a Speed type.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Winter Games[edit]

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Shadow is a default playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He is only available to play with in the Football and 100m Dash events.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Shadow appears as an Assist Trophy character in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Shadow is an unlockable Assist Trophy, unlocked after the player unlocks Sonic, though in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U he is unlocked by default. Shadow uses Chaos Control to temporarily slow down time around opponents (having the same effect as the Timer). In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, he is also now voiced by a different voice actor in different regions (e.g., he has a French voice in France) along with Sonic.

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[edit]

Profile[edit]

Like Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow is an extremely fast hedgehog that can give his more famous blue rival a run for his money in most Speed events. Additionally, his accuracy will help give him a leg up in the events like the archery and fencing.

Stats[edit]

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Power
 
Skill
 
Stamina
 


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]
Name Image Description
Shadow the Hedgehog BrawlTrophy314.png Shadow The Hedgehog is a black hedgehog who resembles Sonic. He was created by Dr. Eggman's grandfather, Gerald Robotnik, to be the ultimate life-form. Not only does he look like Sonic, but he has equal abilities. He has great skill with the space-time warping technique called Chaos Control. To reach his goals, he'll use any means necessary.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]
Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Shadow
Shadow the Hedgehog
ShadowTheHedgehogTrophy3DS.png ShadowTheHedgehogTrophyWiiU.png GCN Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (02/2002)
GCN Shadow the Hedgehog (11/2005)
Engineered to be the ultimate life-form by the brilliant Professor Gerald Robotnik, this black hedgehog appears very much like Sonic. He has a dark side, however. In Smash Bros., he uses Chaos Control to warp space-time, slowing every fighter down except the player who summoned him. A black hedgehog created by Professor Gerald Robotnik to be the Ultimate Lifeform. Though he looks a lot like Sonic, he's ruthless and will do anything to achieve his goals. In this game, he uses Chaos Control to warp time and space, slowing down everything around whoever summoned him.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Sticker information[edit]

Image Game Effect
Shadow Hedgehog Sticker.png Sonic Adventure 2 Battle [Specials: Direct] - Attack +20
Usable by: Sonic

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[edit]

Profile[edit]

Shadow the Hedgehog, in his black fur and red stripes, returns to test his skills in the Olympic Winter Games. With the ability to harness the power of the Chaos Emerald, Shadow can perform Chaos Boost on the Wii and DS, and Chaos Control on the DS.

Wii stats[edit]

Speed
 
Acceleration
 
Power
 
Skill
 

DS stats[edit]

Speed
 
Jumping
 
Power
 
Technique
 
Stamina
 


Crossover game appearances[edit]

Title Description Release date System/format
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Playable character 2007 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Playable character 2008 Nintendo DS
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Cameo as a sticker, a trophy, and an Assist Trophy 2008 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2009 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2009 Nintendo DS
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Playable character 2011 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Playable character 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Playable character 2013 Wii U
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Cameo as a trophy and an Assist Trophy 2014 Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Cameo as a trophy and an Assist Trophy 2014 Wii U
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Playable character 2016 Nintendo 3DS

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Artwork[edit]

Sprites[edit]

Screenshots[edit]

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャドウ・ザ・ヘッジホッグ
Shadou za Hejjihoggu
Spanish Shadow el Erizo
Shadow the Hedgehog
Name in Spain.
In some Latin America's countries.
Russian Ёж Шедоу
Yozh Shedou
Ёж means Hedgehog, and Шедоу is a cyrillization of Shadow.
Korean 섀도우 더 헤지혹
Shaedou deo Hejihok

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