History Fridge / ShadowTheHedgehog

22nd Apr '16 10:15:52 PM Thomasfan
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** ...So, Black Doom is [[ChronoTrigger Lavos]]?

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** ...So, Black Doom is [[ChronoTrigger Lavos]]?Lavos]]?
* Really, no one thought about Rouge in all this? Think about it. She is Shadow's best friend, probably only best friend aside from Omega. Rouge works for G.U.N.. G.U.N. are trying to hunt Shadow down. This would most likely make the bat feel very uncomfortable. Sure, she teams up with Shadow in some hero levels, but if not, she may have to be dragged into the loop to finish him off... ouch...
19th Dec '15 4:03:54 PM nombretomado
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* It took me a while, but I finally realized that the KarmaMeter in ''ShadowTheHedgehog'' is a perfect representation of how Chaos Energy works. "Power is enriched by the heart.", "The controller is the one who unifies the chaos." Since he's suffering from amnesia and mind-control, he can't focus his powers as well as he could in [=SA2=], so Shadow's state of mind influences the energy he draws from the Emeralds, and alters his powers, much like in Sonic Adventure, where Sonic and Chaos drew upon completely different "sides" of the Emeralds' powers. When he's full of rage and hatred, he draws on the negative power of the Emeralds and his powers become incredibly violent and destructive, like Chaos was; and when he focuses on rescuing people or destroying evil, he gets the positive energy of the Emeralds, and his powers resemble something closer to Super Sonic: high speed, nigh invincibility, and flight. It just fits so well! -- @/{{Enlong}}

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* It took me a while, but I finally realized that the KarmaMeter in ''ShadowTheHedgehog'' ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' is a perfect representation of how Chaos Energy works. "Power is enriched by the heart.", "The controller is the one who unifies the chaos." Since he's suffering from amnesia and mind-control, he can't focus his powers as well as he could in [=SA2=], so Shadow's state of mind influences the energy he draws from the Emeralds, and alters his powers, much like in Sonic Adventure, where Sonic and Chaos drew upon completely different "sides" of the Emeralds' powers. When he's full of rage and hatred, he draws on the negative power of the Emeralds and his powers become incredibly violent and destructive, like Chaos was; and when he focuses on rescuing people or destroying evil, he gets the positive energy of the Emeralds, and his powers resemble something closer to Super Sonic: high speed, nigh invincibility, and flight. It just fits so well! -- @/{{Enlong}}



* Watching some of the LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries playthroughs of some of the Sonic games, they expressed the view that Shadow being created by the Black Arms (and thus making him a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Hedgehog Hybrid]]) was really stupid and not needed... but at the same time, they puzzled over how Professor Gerald, in his experiments to make the Ultimate Life-Form, went from The Biolizard to Shadow, with no other prototypes in the middle. That's when I realised that him being created by the Black Arms was ''actually necessary'' to explain why Gerald made the technological leap that he did: using his own intelligence and resources, the best he could come up with was the Biolizard, a creature which clearly wasn't up to scratch. At that point, he encountered the Black Arms, and they gave him the information and resources he needed to create Shadow -- they actually say in the game that "He needed a little help", so they helped him out. The game ShadowTheHedgehog basically explains every plot hole from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, both why the Eclipse cannon was made and how Shadow was made (sorry, LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries - no offence was intended).

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* Watching some of the LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries playthroughs of some of the Sonic games, they expressed the view that Shadow being created by the Black Arms (and thus making him a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Hedgehog Hybrid]]) was really stupid and not needed... but at the same time, they puzzled over how Professor Gerald, in his experiments to make the Ultimate Life-Form, went from The Biolizard to Shadow, with no other prototypes in the middle. That's when I realised that him being created by the Black Arms was ''actually necessary'' to explain why Gerald made the technological leap that he did: using his own intelligence and resources, the best he could come up with was the Biolizard, a creature which clearly wasn't up to scratch. At that point, he encountered the Black Arms, and they gave him the information and resources he needed to create Shadow -- they actually say in the game that "He needed a little help", so they helped him out. The game ShadowTheHedgehog VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog basically explains every plot hole from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, both why the Eclipse cannon was made and how Shadow was made (sorry, LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries - no offence was intended).



* In ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', human GUN soldiers are knocked down and paralyzed when hit, rather than outright killed, for a couple of obvious reasons; it'd be a little dark for the "E10" rating, not to mention harder to sympathize with Shadow if he was a murderer. [[spoiler:But at the game's climax, it's revealed that the Black Arms intended to use humans as an "energy source". Food. And if Shadow completes the Dark Mission for almost any stage, he usually ends up aiding the Black Arms in overrunning the given area; thus, all the soldiers he's rendered helpless and immobile are, in all probability, going to be ''eaten alive'' by the conquering aliens.]]

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* In ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', human GUN soldiers are knocked down and paralyzed when hit, rather than outright killed, for a couple of obvious reasons; it'd be a little dark for the "E10" rating, not to mention harder to sympathize with Shadow if he was a murderer. [[spoiler:But at the game's climax, it's revealed that the Black Arms intended to use humans as an "energy source". Food. And if Shadow completes the Dark Mission for almost any stage, he usually ends up aiding the Black Arms in overrunning the given area; thus, all the soldiers he's rendered helpless and immobile are, in all probability, going to be ''eaten alive'' by the conquering aliens.]]
20th Jun '15 11:37:30 PM Sugarp1e1
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** One of the Slightly Hero -- Hero paths is even named "Shadow’s Second Death...?"

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** One of the Slightly Hero -- Hero paths This path is even named "Shadow’s Second Death...?"
9th Jun '15 5:24:26 PM Tightwire
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* One of the things people complain about most in the whole game is the way there's so many pits and you're so likely to die in them. But that's ''brilliant.'' In Sonic games, water was a huge obstacle and became a canon fear for him. Shadow can swim though. And fear is no use when you're being made into a living weapon. On the other hand, he has fallen from space TWICE by now, and had horrible, horrible things happen to him high up in space. So what is Shadow's fear? ACROPHOBIA, the fear of heights. A total flip on Sonic's fear, which takes place in the depths. Just as there was no way out of running into water in many Sonic games, for Shadow the more lucrative path is always high up and he has to confront his fear to get there.
17th May '15 8:59:00 PM nombretomado
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* Watching some of the LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries playthroughs of some of the Sonic games, they expressed the view that Shadow being created by the Black Arms (and thus making him a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Hedgehog Hybrid]]) was really stupid and not needed... but at the same time, they puzzled over how Professor Gerald, in his experiments to make the Ultimate Life-Form, went from The Biolizard to Shadow, with no other prototypes in the middle. That's when I realised that him being created by the Black Arms was ''actually necessary'' to explain why Gerald made the technological leap that he did: using his own intelligence and resources, the best he could come up with was the Biolizard, a creature which clearly wasn't up to scratch. At that point, he encountered the Black Arms, and they gave him the information and resources he needed to create Shadow -- they actually say in the game that "He needed a little help", so they helped him out. The game ShadowTheHedgehog basically explains every plot hole from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, both why the Eclipse cannon was made and how Shadow was made (sorry, HellfireComms - no offence was intended).

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* Watching some of the LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries playthroughs of some of the Sonic games, they expressed the view that Shadow being created by the Black Arms (and thus making him a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Hedgehog Hybrid]]) was really stupid and not needed... but at the same time, they puzzled over how Professor Gerald, in his experiments to make the Ultimate Life-Form, went from The Biolizard to Shadow, with no other prototypes in the middle. That's when I realised that him being created by the Black Arms was ''actually necessary'' to explain why Gerald made the technological leap that he did: using his own intelligence and resources, the best he could come up with was the Biolizard, a creature which clearly wasn't up to scratch. At that point, he encountered the Black Arms, and they gave him the information and resources he needed to create Shadow -- they actually say in the game that "He needed a little help", so they helped him out. The game ShadowTheHedgehog basically explains every plot hole from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, both why the Eclipse cannon was made and how Shadow was made (sorry, HellfireComms LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries - no offence was intended).
17th May '15 8:52:07 PM nombretomado
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* Watching some of the HellfireCommentaries playthroughs of some of the Sonic games, they expressed the view that Shadow being created by the Black Arms (and thus making him a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Hedgehog Hybrid]]) was really stupid and not needed... but at the same time, they puzzled over how Professor Gerald, in his experiments to make the Ultimate Life-Form, went from The Biolizard to Shadow, with no other prototypes in the middle. That's when I realised that him being created by the Black Arms was ''actually necessary'' to explain why Gerald made the technological leap that he did: using his own intelligence and resources, the best he could come up with was the Biolizard, a creature which clearly wasn't up to scratch. At that point, he encountered the Black Arms, and they gave him the information and resources he needed to create Shadow -- they actually say in the game that "He needed a little help", so they helped him out. The game ShadowTheHedgehog basically explains every plot hole from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, both why the Eclipse cannon was made and how Shadow was made (sorry, HellfireComms - no offence was intended).

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* Watching some of the HellfireCommentaries LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries playthroughs of some of the Sonic games, they expressed the view that Shadow being created by the Black Arms (and thus making him a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half-Hedgehog Hybrid]]) was really stupid and not needed... but at the same time, they puzzled over how Professor Gerald, in his experiments to make the Ultimate Life-Form, went from The Biolizard to Shadow, with no other prototypes in the middle. That's when I realised that him being created by the Black Arms was ''actually necessary'' to explain why Gerald made the technological leap that he did: using his own intelligence and resources, the best he could come up with was the Biolizard, a creature which clearly wasn't up to scratch. At that point, he encountered the Black Arms, and they gave him the information and resources he needed to create Shadow -- they actually say in the game that "He needed a little help", so they helped him out. The game ShadowTheHedgehog basically explains every plot hole from VideoGame/SonicAdventure2, both why the Eclipse cannon was made and how Shadow was made (sorry, HellfireComms - no offence was intended).
27th Jan '15 10:59:02 PM none
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* ''Shadow's'' DarkerAndEdgier leanings are the most-ridiculed thing about the game--the image of Shadow riding a motorcycle in particular. From that image comes the mechanic of using firearms and hopping into and out of vehicles in real-time...Shadow's pretty much committing ''GrandTheftAuto'', which was, for a time, shorthand for "an adult's game." Couple that with the trend of the NinetiesAntiHero, which concerned itself with making childhood heroes violent and edgy and more acceptable in mainstream discussion, and you have ''Shadow the Hedgehog''.

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* ''Shadow's'' DarkerAndEdgier leanings are the most-ridiculed thing about the game--the image of Shadow riding a motorcycle in particular. From that image comes the mechanic of using firearms and hopping into and out of vehicles in real-time...Shadow's pretty much committing ''GrandTheftAuto'', which was, for a time, shorthand for "an adult's game." Couple that with the trend of the NinetiesAntiHero, which concerned itself with making childhood heroes violent and edgy and more acceptable in mainstream discussion, and you have ''Shadow the Hedgehog''.]
**And although a lot of people call it a ''Call of Duty'' ripoff now, the mainstream FPS at the time of the game's release was ''Halo''. The Black Arm's weapons are pretty much direct Covenant weapons, with plasma weaponry and energy swords dominating. And although their basic troops don't resemble Grunts too much, there are enemies with armor very reminiscent of the Elites, and turrets that resemble the main guns of Wraiths.
27th Jun '14 1:53:32 PM Komodin
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** ...So, Black Doom is [[ChronoTrigger Lavos]]?
* True Ending. Don't mind the completely spoiler-obscured paragraph. [[spoiler:Black Doom uses paralytic gas to instantly freeze Shadow and the rest of the cast so they could be eaten by larval forms of the Black Arms. He uses the opportunity to explain his plan, to have his species use humanity as a food source. Shadow, being one of the black aliens himself, is able to shake the paralysis. Doom expresses shock and retreats. With new resolve to stop Doom's evil scheme, Shadow gives chase... leaving everyone else behind, still stiffened by the paralytic gas, to be slowly consumed by the Black Arms larva.]]
** [[spoiler:Granted, they are able to escape with no lasting harm. I'm lead to conclude Doom himself might have been personally expelling the fumes, like some sort of dangerous, numbing flatulence.]]

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** ...So, Black Doom is [[ChronoTrigger Lavos]]?
* True Ending. Don't mind the completely spoiler-obscured paragraph. [[spoiler:Black Doom uses paralytic gas to instantly freeze Shadow and the rest of the cast so they could be eaten by larval forms of the Black Arms. He uses the opportunity to explain his plan, to have his species use humanity as a food source. Shadow, being one of the black aliens himself, is able to shake the paralysis. Doom expresses shock and retreats. With new resolve to stop Doom's evil scheme, Shadow gives chase... leaving everyone else behind, still stiffened by the paralytic gas, to be slowly consumed by the Black Arms larva.]]
** [[spoiler:Granted, they are able to escape with no lasting harm. I'm lead to conclude Doom himself might have been personally expelling the fumes, like some sort of dangerous, numbing flatulence.]]
Lavos]]?
21st Jun '14 8:18:20 PM Vardinator
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*True Ending. Don't mind the completely spoiler-obscured paragraph. [[spoiler:Black Doom uses paralytic gas to instantly freeze Shadow and the rest of the cast so they could be eaten by larval forms of the Black Arms. He uses the opportunity to explain his plan, to have his species use humanity as a food source. Shadow, being one of the black aliens himself, is able to shake the paralysis. Doom expresses shock and retreats. With new resolve to stop Doom's evil scheme, Shadow gives chase... leaving everyone else behind, still stiffened by the paralytic gas, to be slowly consumed by the Black Arms larva.]]
**[[spoiler:Granted, they are able to escape with no lasting harm. I'm lead to conclude Doom himself might have been personally expelling the fumes, like some sort of dangerous, numbing flatulence.]]
21st Jun '14 4:30:16 PM Tightwire
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** Several of the endings are completely impossible. The Full Evil ending requires that Shadow decides he, personally wants to see the world destroyed, and not let Black Doom do the job by eating everybody. Another shows Shadow deciding that he doesn't want to rule the world after all. And a third means that Shadow seems to be only willing to serve Black Doom if he's not going to eat people, even though he must surely know by then that he's being used. But actually, Sonic Team is helping you narrow down Shadow's true path.




** ...So, Black Doom is [[ChronoTrigger Lavos]]?

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** ...So, Black Doom is [[ChronoTrigger Lavos]]?
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