Shadow the Hedgehog needs no introduction. He is known the world over as the Ultimate Lifeform and as Sonic’s principal rival, much to Knuckles chagrin. He has traveled to Disaster Club to find a way of improving his combat skills: any advantage over Sonic is an advantage worth having.
Shadow’s playstyle revolves around his two transformations, both of which are tied to the two meters and have different uses. This means properly manipulating the two bars is critical to his playstyle and getting the most out of his damage.
Shadow’s Throttles both help with focusing on one form: Throttle 1 on Light Shadow, and Throttle 2 on Dark Shadow.
Throttle 1: Strike Meter charges faster.
Throttle 2: Guard Meter charges faster.
“I am Shadow the Hedgehog, the Ultimate Life Form!”
“I will show you the true power of Chaos Control!”
“I hope you’re ready.”
“Silver? Is that you?” (Vs. Vendeta)
“I’m finishing you off once and for all!” (Vs. Shadow, first)
“In Infinite’s voice. You will burn before that happens, Shadow!” (Vs. Shadow, second)
“Let’s see if you live up to Sonic’s praise.” (Vs. Blaze)
“Let’s see if your worthy of Rider’s unit.” (Vs. Gemma)
“What’s your deal? I’ve never met you before.” (Vs. Max)
“I’m the coolest.”
“Fast, but you’re no Sonic.” (Vs. Angel)
“You’re stronger than Silver...that’s a first” (Vs. Vendeta)
“No machine can beat me...not even you.” (Vs. Omega)
“You’re not even good enough to be my fake.” (Vs. Shadow)
“I wonder what he saw in you…” (Vs. Blaze)
“Get off my back already.” (Vs. Max)
“G.U.N may have a use for you at some point. We could always do with more cannon fodder, and it pays decently well. You should consider the offer.”
“When I said I was the Ultimate Lifeform, I wasn’t exaggerating. No one can beat me in combat, so why try?” (Perfect Win)
“So in another dimension, we’re friends? I don’t give a damn. Whatever that Shadow saw in you, I am certainly not seeing.” (Vs. Max)
“I never thought robots could learn, but you’re certainly getting there. You up for another round, Omega?” (Vs. Omega)
“I’ve heard so much about you, Blaze. It’s astonishing we’ve never met in person before. That said, you did nothing but disappoint me.” (Vs. Blaze)
“No.” (Escaping a combo)
“ALL. HAIL. SHADOW!” (Activating Overclock)
“THIS IS THE ULTIMATE POWER!” (Activating Super Shadow)
“Maria…I failed...” (Defeated)
“Were you expecting less?” (Going up a rank in online)
“I am the Ultimate Lifeform...I can’t lose!” (Going down a rank in online)
Shadow fights Shadow as the final boss.
“Infinite had survived his battle with the two Sonic's and Kai at the end of the war, but he was much weaker than when I fought him as Super Shadow. He tried to imitate me, use my powers against me, but I defeated him once and for all, crushing the Phantom Ruby in my hand. Infinite is finished once and for all.”
Shadow fights Omega as the final boss.
“Eggman had been watching the events of the past night unfold from afar. He had managed to hack Omega, and when I was weakened by Beautyface he turned the ultimate android against me. I fought Omega off, but was quickly overwhelmed as Eggman’s forces descended on Westopolis. A new Eggman Empire is dawning, and all I can do is hope Sonic can stop it.”
- Completing Arcade once with Shadow unlocks All Hail Shadow (Magna Fi) for the jukebox.
- Completing Arcade a second time with Shadow unlocks a Dreamcast skin.
Eggman’s Facility (Normal battle theme)
All Hail Shadow (Super Shadow theme)
This Machine (Vs. Omega)