Talk:Shadow the Hedgehog

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Here is some evidence that Shadow will be in Brawl: at 1:24 (Or maybe Shadow will just be another color of Sonic)? Theryguy512 17:04, 8 January 2008 (EST)

I smell something fake. Ness wasn't revealed yet, the graphics are a bit messy, and the icons at the bottom are wrong.~Μαριοθανικαλ 17:13, 8 January 2008 (EST)

Also, the Beam Sword is the old version. The icons are different as shown in the image below.~Μαριοθανικαλ 17:15, 8 January 2008 (EST)

Thats actually a fake melee image, both Sonic & Shadow are taken straight from the game Sonic Heroes User:Kamicciolo


Shouldn't someone add something about his cameo as an assist trophy?
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Theused (talk).

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I'm not sure how PokemonDP wanted me to contact him, but here seems fine since this should be a public decision. I was doing exactly what everyone has said was okay: give a brief outline (ie, one paragraph) over the character's role in their own series prior to entering the Mario series. According to you on that proposal, a short intro should be given as per Wiki policy, however the length seemed to be decided by you alone. Not to be obnoxious, but I only got approval for my example about Sonic the Hedgehog from everyone who commented except you. Then, when I actually put that in the article, I shortened it because I knew you were worried about the length. You'll also note that per Wiki policy we are allowed to write in-depth about a cross-over character so long as the information we're writing about comes from a crossover title (ie Brawl or Olympic Games). You'll notice that in the Shadow and Tails articles I took care to use a very large majority of information from the SSBB trophy profiles. If I remember right, there were something like one or two sentences that weren't brought up in Brawl. According the Wikia policy, having one or two sentences to explain a character's history in his/her own series is acceptable.

Then we have that proposal. As far as I can determine, the proposal was an attempt to make each crossover article something like the character discription section here: [1]. You'll remember that at the beginning I told the proposer that I would be in favor of it if he meant only a short profile, like my example I then gave. He was positive about that idea, but then never changed the official profile description. In other words, the official proposal that people were voting on was still to include information from titles such as Sonic Rush, not to include short summaries like what I suggested. Thus, when the opposition won, that meant the following: we are not expanding the amount of non-Mario/Smash series info that is allowed on the Wiki -- it stands at a short description at the very beginning, which is exactly what you see now on the Sonic articles and saw on the Tails and Shadow articles. Stumpers! 13:28, 17 June 2008 (EDT)

I never EVER agreed to that much information. I never said a paragraph. I never said that. I only said one or two lines briefly detailing outside information. What you added was what MegaMario wanted to happen; But if memory serves, the Support side - MegaMario's side - lost, and the Oppose side - the side voting for the short descriptions that were always there - won. So please leave it be. If you want to rewrite it, that's fine, but please don't go overboard, like what you did just before. Tho, removing your expanded Brawl and Mario & Sonic information was a mistake I made. My Bloody Valentine

No problem about the info, that's what history is for. That proposal was rediculously vague, and please remember -- I did not support it. Let's look closely at the proposal: to add information from games like Sonic Rush. Unless I made a generality, there is no information from Shadow the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Sonic Heroes, Sonic Adventure 2 or another such game. Let's work with hard data here:

Shadow the Hedgehog is a prominent anti-hero in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. He was created to be the ultimate life-form by Dr. Eggman's grandfather. Since then, Shadow has struggled to find the meaning of his existence and rectify his past. He acts with his goals in mind, doing whatever is necessary to achieve them. Because of this, Shadow has fought both alongside and against Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends. Shadow's primary abilities are his supersonic speed and ability to use Chaos Emeralds to manipulate time and space. Shadow participated in the 2008 Olympic Games in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and later appeared as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

That's my edit copied directly from the history section. The first sentence is a generality. The second sentence comes from Brawl. The third sentence is a generality. The fourth is from Brawl. The fifth is a generality and is meant to establish his relationship with other crossover characters. The sixth sentence is from Brawl (although if you want to get picky, and we should, the part about supersonic speed is not specifically, but he does have speed equal to Sonic's in Olympic Games, which means supersonic speed according to Brawl -- not a direct source, so I'd be fine taking it out.) The next paragraph is information from crossovers as you know.

We can't use lines as a specification for length of generalization of outside information because of window size differences. So, can I ask: what is so bad about three sentences of generalization, especially when the first of them simply states his archytypal role from the series, which is something supported by Brawl with less specific wording?

Don't worry, I wasn't claiming that you approved of a paragraph. What I said was that you were the only opposer who didn't agree with the length of my example, which was a paragraph long. However, this is really a non-issue, since the only power of the oppose side is to keep things as they currently are: and there is currently no set policy, only proposals that say not to include specific information from outside games. When the proposal in question fails Thursday, it won't establish anything we didn't already know. Stumpers! 02:08, 18 June 2008 (EDT)

While I still think that's too long, something mentioning his relation to Sonic and Gerald Robotnik could be useful. His supersonic speed abilities could easily be merged with his Mario & Sonic information. The Chaos Control information, obviously, should go with his Brawl information. The "ultimate life-form" is definitely something that can be put into the very first sentence. I'm just trying to shorten it now, but also moving information to Mario-based appearance sections so we don't go overboard. And by all means, PLEASE stop making such long rants. It's such a drag reading them. XD My Bloody Valentine

Ha, ha! You know me, once I get beyond 500 characters there's no stopping me before I get to 2,500! How about we remove the bit about him trying to rectify his past? Would that help? Stumpers! 02:59, 18 June 2008 (EDT)

Yeah, that would work. Edit it once again, Stumpers. We'll see if it's perfect this time. My Bloody Valentine