|Death Battle Combatant|
The Ultimate Lifeform
|Shadow the Hedgehog|
|Origin|| Sonic Adventure 2|
|Appearance(s)|| Vegeta VS Shadow |
Mewtwo VS Shadow
|“||Many years ago, Professor Gerald Robotnik endowed me with the power of Chaos Control. A normal creature like yourself doesn't stand a chance against me.||„|
|~ Shadow to Sonic|
Shadow the Hedgehog is a protagonist from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He appeared in the 12th episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Vegeta VS Shadow, where he fought against Vegeta from the Dragon Ball series. He returned for the 63rd episode, Mewtwo VS Shadow, where he fought against Mewtwo from the Pokémon series. In both appearances, he was voiced by Curtis Arnott (Takahata101).
Shadow was built by Professor Gerald Robotnik as the Ultimate Life Form from Black Arm DNA. Although he is a powerhouse, his initial purpose was to possess genes to cure the deathly ill, specifically Gerald's granddaughter Maria. However, before Shadow was able to be shared with the world, Maria was tragically killed. Because of this, Shadow tried to destroy the world, but thanks to sudden memories of Maria, he eventually saved it instead. Since then, he has helped to save the world on numerous occasions.
DEATH BATTLE! Info (Vegeta VS Shadow)
- Height: 3'3"
- Weight: 77 lbs.
- Bio-Engineered Ultimate Life Form
- Nearly Indestructible
- Hypersonic Speed
- Martial Arts Skills
- Chaos Control
- Chaos Spear
- Chaos Blast
- Other Energy-Based Attacks
- Can be used to defend, heal, fly & warp
- Restricts Chaos Power
- Maintains Precision Control
- When removed, his powers increase exponentially
- When removed, his stamina drops quickly
- 1000% Power Increase
- Automatic Flight
- Unlimited Endurance
- Duration based on a time limit
DEATH BATTLE! Info (Mewtwo VS Shadow)
- Height: 3' 3"|100cm
- Weight: 77.2lbs|35kg
- Bio-Engineered Ultimate Lifeform
- Possesses Black Arms DNA
- Agent of G.U.N.'s Team Dark
- Officially likes "nothing"
- Somehow often mistaken for Sonic
Powers & Arsenal
- Hover Boots
- Spin Dash
- Super Speed
- Heightened Strength
- Superhuman Durability
- Chaos Powers
- Massive Power Increase
- Unlimited Chaos Powers
- Automatic Flight
- Unlimited Endurance
- Supposedly Invincible
- Form duration limited by time
- Average duration: 50 seconds
- Can access full power when Inhibitor Rings are removed
- Requires 7 Chaos Emeralds to form
- Survived falling to earth from space
- Teleported the Black Comet
- Has bested Sonic in combat
- Froze time around an entire planet
- Can skydive without a parachute
- Survived an attack from Mephiles
- Defeated Black Doom, Black Death, Metal Sonic, Solaris, & FinalHazard
- Took out an entire Metarex Fleet
One Minute Melee
Shadow makes a cameo appearance in Trunks VS Silver, where he was fighting Vegeta offscreen and lost.
DEATH BATTLE! Quotes
Vegeta VS Shadow
- "There you are! I knew I sensed an extraordinary power around here."
- "I am Shadow the Hedgehog... the ultimate lifeform!"
- "Funny. I was going to say the same thing about you."
- "You have... no idea... WHO YOU'RE DEALING WITH!"
- "Behold the true power I possess!"
- "Right behind you."
- "Hmph. That was easier than I thought. I guess I'm better than-"
- "No! Is he insane!?"
- "Chaooos... Controool!"
- "Yes! I did it!"
- "It's time to end this!"
Mewtwo VS Shadow
- Get away!
- What's your problem, freak?
- This'll stop you!
- Chaos Control!
- Good try, monster, but you're done!
- Maria...wait, where am I? Oh my God, I'm glowing! Why am I glowing?!
- Screw you!
- Shadow is the first Sega character to appear, with the next nine being Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr. Eggman, Metal Sonic, Tails, Segata Sanshiro, Knuckles the Echidna, Bayonetta, Amy Rose and Mitsuru Kirijo.
- Shadow and his first opponent were the first combatants with a voice actor.
- Shadow is voiced by Takahata101, who also played Nappa, Dende, Guldo and many more characters on Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged. In his second episode, Shadow's voice actor was directed to act worse than the last episode to better match the character's vocal performance in Sonic Adventure 2.
- Shadow was mentioned by Vegeta before the battle between Goku VS Superman started.
- Shadow is the eighth returning combatant, after Leonardo, Batman, Boba Fett, Samus Aran, Son Goku, Superman and Charizard, and with the next 12 being Deadpool, Metal Sonic, Thor, Wonder Woman, Ryu, Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Captain Marvel, Tommy Oliver, Ganondorf and Red Ranger.
- He is the first character to have two different set of 2D sprites in both episode appearances (having professional-made sprites for his fight with Vegeta (which come from Sonic Battle) and having a completely new set of sprites used for his fight with Mewtwo).
- He is also the fourth returning combatant to lose twice, after Boba Fett, Son Goku and Charizard, and with the next four being Batman, Mega Man, Captain Marvel and Tommy Oliver.
- He is the first Sonic character to return, with the next two being Metal Sonic and Sonic the Hedgehog.
- Shadow and his first opponent are the fourth pair of combatants to fight against each other in both DEATH BATTLE! and One Minute Melee, after Deadpool & Deathstroke, Hercule Satan & Dan Hibiki and Green Arrow & Hawkeye, and with the next ten pairs being Natsu Dragneel & Portgas D. Ace, Lucario & Renamon, Luigi & Tails, Mario & Sonic, Sephiroth & Vergil, Jotaro Kujo & Kenshiro, Ryu & Jin Kazama, Link & Cloud Strife, Ken Masters & Terry Bogard and Mob & Tatsumaki.
- Shadow currently has the most amount of characters he's defeated listed in his Feats section (during Mewtwo VS Shadow), with a total of six. Most other combatants in Death Battle usually only have around 3-4 characters they've notably defeated. The only one to have come close is RoboCop, who has defeated five characters in his home series.