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[[folder:Team Dark]]
Another PowerTrio within the series, first formed by Dr. Eggman, Shadow, and Rouge in ''SonicAdventure2''. Afterward, Omega would join and has since become it's permanent 3rd member. Originally only formed out of mutual interest, the crew has since grown a close bond with each other and always try to look after one another. All three of them of currently serve as agents of G.U.N. They're more or less the "darker" counterparts to Team Sonic.

* AntiHeroTeam: Since ''Sonic Heroes''.
* BlowYouAway: Shadow. He had the power to create tornadoes.
* CastHerd: As of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', they are rarely seen apart. If they are, it's always Shadow without the other two. Sometimes it's Shadow and Rouge without Omega.
* DarkIsNotEvil: They aren't completely good, but they aren't evil, either.
* ElementalPowers: Due to the game mechanics of ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' they were (like every other team) each given an element. This didn't really stick with them after ''Heroes'' and they have occasionally been associated with other elements at different times (Shadow has used all three of them, amusingly enough).
* FireForgedFriends: At least both Shadow and Omega in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''. They were hostile in the beginning of the Team Dark Story, but their hostility died down later on.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Whenever Eggman counts
** '''Sanguine''' : Eggman, He's the former leader of Team Dark in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. He's crazy and an egomaniac! He practically depicts most, if not all mad scientists.
** '''Choleric''': Rouge, she plays the role of the charismatic leader of Team Dark in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' onwards. She relies on her skills and wits to get her way, although she can have a bit of an attitude when things don't quite go her way.
** '''Melancholic''': Shadow and Omega, Both of them are equally stubborn and only side with those who help reach their common goals and don't care to besiege them.
* FreudianTrio
** Id: Shadow.
** Superego: Omega.
** Ego (with Id traits): Rouge.
* ImageSong: "[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes This Machine]]"
* [[LetsYouAndHimFight Let's You and Her Fight]]: Shadow and Rouge fought in ''Sonic Rivals 2''.
* LimitBreak: Their Team Blast "Chaos Inferno" in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''.
* MovesetClone: Even when none of the teams are particularly different from each other in their abilities, they're still nearly identical-playing to Team Sonic.
* PlayingWithFire: Omega. He could shoot Shadow and Rouge out of his hands, covering them with an aura of fire. Shadow previously had this element in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', where he could preform a flaming somersault.
* ThePsychoRangers: Whenever they're in the same game as Team Sonic, they always have comparable stats to them.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: A brooding, [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Hedgehog]], A treasure hunting bat, and an AxCrazy RoboticPsychopath.
* SatelliteCharacter: Since Shadow is the one with the most screen-time and plot connections, Rouge & Omega are often reduced to this role.
* ShockAndAwe: Rouge. She could launch an electrified Shadow and Omega at enemies. Shadow's chaos spears sometimes have an electrical effect. In ''Sonic Adventure 2'' Rouge was associated with CastingAShadow by way of her attack Black Wave.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Well, Omega's a robot, but he's identified as a male, making Rouge the only female member.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Anytime whenever Rouge fights with Knuckles and Shadow fights Sonic. Omega during his two battles with Mephiles.
* TerribleTrio: Rouge is the leader (though after Sonic Heroes it says it's Shadow), Shadow and Omega (and at one point Metal Sonic) are the henchmen.
* TookALevelInJerkass: While Shadow and Rouge aren't the most pleasant people to talk to, ''Sonic Free Riders'' takes their antagonistic tendencies UpToEleven. Shadow's ego and Rouge's greed are inflated to the point of {{Flanderization}} and they basically treat everyone around them like dirt. And that's not even going into the horribly apathetic way they treat E-10000B, working the poor robot to the point where his circuts are overheating from exhaustion. The other teams are outright disgusted at their behavior and Cream in particular practically ''begs'' them to get E-10000B fixed.
* TrueCompanions: They're a surprisingly tight group. They provide both combat and moral support for each other.
* {{Wild Card}}s: While they always end up doing the right thing, their allegiances are shaky at best; Shadow fights whoever gets in the way of his goals, Rouge is only interested in jewels, and Omega attacks whatever the former two point him at.

[[folder:Shadow the Hedgehog]]

-->''"If the world chooses to become my enemy, I will fight like I always have."''

->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''

!!!!!!Voiced by KojiYusa (Japanese), David Humphrey (English, 2001-2004), Creator/JasonGriffith (English, ''SonicX'', 2005-2010), Creator/KirkThornton (English, 2010-present)

-->An artificially created hedgehog made by the late professor Gerald Robotnik. 50 years before the start of the series, Gerald made a deal with Black Doom that he'd create the ultimate weapon for Doom in exchange for his immortal blood to cure his ailing granddaughter, Maria. G.U.N. caught wind of this and had the entire project and Shadow was sealed away until Dr. Eggman would release him in the events of SonicAdventure2. Over the course of the game, Shadow reveals he was carrying out Gerald's will and worked to destroy the planet as revenge for Maria's death. However, Amy manages to convince Shadow to help, and he remembers Maria's wish to protect humanity. He and Sonic team up to destroy his own prototype, and apparently dies in the effort. He survives and eventually confronts Black Doom himself, and finally puts his past behind him and walks his own path.

-->Shadow is a very straightforward individual; he's aloof, taciturn, and ambitious. Because of his attitude, he is extremely hard to get along with and has a very independent nature, preferring to work on his own more often than not. While he's not ruthless, he is extremely pragmatic and will handle any situation in his own way regardless if anyone likes it or not.

* AccidentalPervert: There are one too many moments in ''Sonic 06'' where Rouge is explaining something to Shadow and his gaze lowers at her bountiful bosom, which is often broken when Rouge is done talking and Shadow briefly shakes his head to focus. This may be more due to wonky eye or model animations than an intentional peek, however.
* TheAgeless: Most likely due to the genetic material contributed to Project Shadow by his biological "father," [[spoiler:Black Doom.]] The reason behind this was that Shadow's creator, Professor Gerald Robotnik, wanted to study immortality and use the fruits of his research to find a cure for his granddaughter (and Shadow's surrogate sister) Maria, as she was terminally ill and suffering from a fatal disease known as Neuro-Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
* AloofAlly: He helps his teammates and even assists Sonic and his friends on occasion, but that doesn't make him a big fan of team spirit. He even lampshades it in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.
-->'''Shadow''': Don't expect me to join in on your group hugs and picnics!
* [[AmnesiacHero Amnesiac Anti-Hero]]: His fall to Earth at the end of ''Sonic Adventure 2'' caused him to lose all his memory.
* AntagonistInMourning: A rival variant.
** In ''Sonic Adventure 2'', as he watches Sonic exploding in a space colony capsule, he commented about how he isn't a "fake" hedgehog after all in a slightly disappointing tone.
** In ''Sonic '06'', he closes his eyes in grief when Sonic [[spoiler:was killed by Mephiles in order to make Elise cry.]]
* AntiAntichrist: Shadow was created by Black Doom so as to aid him in conquering Earth. However, Shadow eventually went against said destiny and destroyed Black Doom and is now one of the chief defenders of the planet.
** This happens to Shadow a lot. Post-breakdown Professor Gerald reprogrammed Shadow's mind to carry out his plot to destroy Earth, but his memories of Maria caused him to decide to save it instead. Later, Mephiles tried to convince Shadow to fill this role again, but he'd finally learned his lesson.
* AntiHero: The most prolific example in the Sonic series after his HeelFaceTurn.
* AntiVillain: Was driven by the loss of his surrogate sister in his debut appearance.
* [[ArtificialHuman Artificial Hedgehog]]
* {{Badass}}: He's one of the few characters that can match Sonic in skill.
* BadassArmfold: His usual pose.
* BadassBaritone: With the exception of David Humprey and KirkThornton, Shadow's voice tends to be very low and booming.
* BadassBiker: In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' and [[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing]], he can use the Dark Rider motorcycle.
* BadassBoast: Much like Sonic, he's let out a few and he backs each one up:
** From ''Sonic Adventure 2''
-->'''Shadow''': Before this is over, I'll show you the true power of ''Chaos Control''.
** From ''Shadow the Hedgehog'' after defeating Sonic and Diablon in the Pure-Hero Dark ending:
-->'''Shadow''': I am Shadow the Hedgehog. And now... I am the most powerful hedgehog in the world! The power of these Emeralds make me invincible! I am the ultimate hedgehog! This is WHO I AM!
* BadassDriver: When he's not using the Dark Rider motorcycle.
* BashBrothers: Often with Sonic when the two put aside their differences.
* BerserkButton: Don't harm his friends, whether it be Maria or any of his teammates.
* BigBad: In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', while he acts TheDragon to Eggman, it's his presence that drives the plot and that he's really manipulating Eggman put him into this.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]: This trope is Inverted when it comes to him and Sonic. Shadow has a partially red color scheme, but is [[TheStoic reserved and collected]] most of the time in contrast to the blue, but very extroverted Sonic.
* BreakoutCharacter: Got a StoryArc centered around him even though he was originally meant to appear only in his debut.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Before she died, Shadow and Maria were a non-romantic version of this.
* BullyingADragon: Often is the case towards anybody who tries to manipulate or persecute him. It never ends well for them.
* ByronicHero: A kid-friendly version anyway.
* CanonImmigrant: The Inhibitor Rings (see PowerLimiter for more info), first seen in ''Anime/SonicX'', then later in the Archie Comics, became canon as of ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''.
* CarpetOfVirility: Type 1.
* CharacterDevelopment: Shadow originally only cared about avenging the loss of his old friend and didn't even care if his own memories were fabricated into doing so. About two games later, he has accepted Maria's death and wishes to protect the world that she loved in honor of her memory and live his own life unshackled by past transgressions.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In his debut, Shadow's cocky behavior was similar to Sonic's, especially in the two hedgehogs' first fight where he shouts "I'm the coolest!" After that, he develops into a more stoic, serious-minded AntiHero.
* TheChessmaster: Was clearly making use of Eggman's world-dominating ambition throughout ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' in order to further his own goal (and Gerald's) in wiping out humanity in revenge for the murder of Maria Robotnik. The only reason he didn't succeed was that Amy convinced him to not go through with the plan.
* CombatPragmatist: Despite his natural power, [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog his own game]] shows that he'll use guns, swords, or pretty much ANYTHING as a weapon if the situation calls for it.
* TheComicallySerious: His overly serious demeanor is sometimes played for laughs, particularly when juxtaposed with Sonic.
* ConjoinedEyes: Like most Sonic characters.
* ContrivedCoincidence: His very similar appearance to Sonic is only a coincidence, seeing as he was created many years before Sonic was born.
* CoolBike: In ''[[SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'', his vehicle, the Dark Rider, is a motorcycle.
* CoolShades; Wears some in the ''VideoGame/SonicRiders'' series.
* CuteLittleFangs: Has these, though they're very hard to see.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: In ''Sonic Adventure 2''. Blames himself for what happened to the Robotnik family and other citizens of Space Colony ARK and swears brutal justice for them. However, later on his story becomes so convoluted that it pretty much overshadows this piece of his past.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Designed as such from the start, invoked in his own game.
* DarkIsEvil: At first in ''Sonic Adventure 2''
* DarkIsNotEvil: At the end of ''Sonic Adventure 2'' and games beyond.
* TheDarkSide: In ''Shadow'', he can draw on the power of evil and unleash his Chaos Blast.
* ADayInTheLimelight: At the height of his popularity, [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog he got his own game]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Has his moments, particularly in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.
* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: In ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' and ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', due to his amnesia.
* {{Determinator}}: He will always fight on even if it's the world against him, also in any goal he wants to carry out, he is near [[TheJuggernaut unstoppable.]]
* {{Deuteragonist}}: For a while after his debut, he had a major role in almost every main title alongside Sonic himself.
* DisproportionateRetribution: His inital appearance had him attempting to destroy the earth to avenge the murder of Maria Robotnik. He gets better.
* DivergentCharacterEvolution: In both ''Adventure 2'' and ''Heroes'', he's little more than a MovesetClone of Sonic. By ''Shadow the Hedgehog'', he finally gets to use his own Chaos abilities in-game, and eventually gets a completely different playstyle than anything Sonic has ever done in ''06''.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: To Eggman in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', the agenda being annihilating the entire world.
* EnergyBall: He uses these in ''Sonic Battle'' and ''Sonic Riders''.
* EvilLaugh: Does these in the Dark endings of his game.
* {{Expy}}:
** Several fans have noted that a lot of Shadow's personality traits, including his [[UltimateLifeForm conception]], are similar to that of the Pokemon Anime's depiction of [[MewtwoStrikesBack Mewtwo]].
** Likewise, his rivalry with Sonic has some hints of [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]].
** Still others have compared his attitude, powers, and backstory with that of ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}.
* FakeMemories: Gerald altered Shadow's memories so that he could carry out Gerald's plan to take revenge on humanity. Fortunately, Shadow's actual memories of his promise to Maria shone through despite this.
* FantasticNuke: His Chaos Blast, which generates and explosion that destroys anything in the immediate vicinity.
* {{Flight}}: When using Chaos Control or if he's Super Shadow.
* {{Foil}}: He serves as one to Sonic. Whereas Sonic is the friendly, adventure-seeking hero, Shadow is the cold, deadly serious AntiHero. While they may be on the same side, often their methods of taking action can lead them to clash with one another.
* FragileSpeedster[=/=]GlassCannon: When [[CompetitiveBalance balanced]], he's usually some combination of the two, generally offered as an alternative to Sonic. Notably in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', where he's very strong and very fast, but has the absolute worst healing skills of all the playable characters.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic.
* {{Friendly Rival|ry}}: Sonic sees him as one as proven in ''Shadow The Hedgehog'', although Shadow is dismissive of this thought. However, the player can choose to reciprocate this in the Pure Hero - Dark ending where Shadow defeats Sonic and declares himself "the world's most powerful hedgehog".
* GeniusBruiser: Though not at Tails's level and mostly downplayed, Shadow occasionally displays some degree of scientific and technological know-how. But the "Bruiser" part usually overshadows the "Genius" part.
* GoldenSuperMode: A different, lighter shade of gold than Sonic's, but still gold of some description.
* GoodIsNotNice: His heart is in the right place, but his attitude could definitely use some work. His aloof and somewhat apathetic nature makes him come off as cold and uncaring towards people and his ego and violent tendencies also make it hard to get along with him.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Has no compunctions against lethal force in the games and the anime when against an evil foe. The Black Arms learned the hard way that this also means no compunctions against genocide when dealing with exceptional evil. And if the heroes get in the way of his current goals, they're as much of a target as the villains.
* GrumpyBear: Even if he's put his past behind and moved on to better things, there's no way Shadow will ever cheer up. Even on a good day.
* HatesSmallTalk: Whenever Shadow is focused on a mission, friendly conversations or of the like are out of the question for him. One noticeable example is shown in ''Sonic '06'' when after Rouge asks if he wants to know what is the Scepter of Darkness, he tells her that [[DispenseWithThePleasantries he's only here to rescue her from Eggman's base and nothing more.]] Rouge then lampshades the fact that Shadow is always business.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Although it was familial love and he doesn't express it often, Maria's death hit him hard.
* HeroicRROD: It's implied at the end of ''Sonic Adventure 2'' that the he was overwhelmed by the power of his Chaos Emerald-induced SuperMode, which may part of why he lost his power and fell into Earth's orbit during the HeroicSacrifice mentioned below.
* HeroicSacrifice: At the end of ''Sonic Adventure 2'', he helps save the world from the Final Hazard, but uses up all of his power before he falls from space towards the Earth. He was initially believed to have died, but ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' reveals that he survived, but amnesiac.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: He's a violent, egotistical {{Jerkass}} whose actions border on out and out villainy on occasion, but he's always on the side of justice and he genuinely cares about others, even if it's ''very'' hard to see.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: His initial attitude. He gets better after he remembers Maria's ''true'' wish.
* ImageSong: He has more than any character in the series. [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Throw It All Away]], [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 All Hail Shadow]], [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Rhythm and Balance, The Supernatural, Supporting Me,]] [[IAmSong I Am]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog (All of Me)]], Almost [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Dead]], Waking [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Up]], Chosen [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog One]], [[GoldenEnding Never]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Turn Back]], [[CutSong Who I]] [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Am]].
* ImmortalImmaturity: He's over 50 years old, but is physically the same age as Sonic and behaves as such.
* IneffectualLoner: He is used in being a lone wolf since he doesn't put a lot of value on teamwork and of the like when getting things done. It also doesn't help that he doesn't seem very fond of anyone's presence that much.
* InformedAbility: He tends to be {{fragile|Speedster}}, despite his {{Immortality}}. Considering the nature of Gerald's research, it's more of a "absolute immunity to age and illness".
* {{Irony}}: Shadow hated GUN for killing Maria Robotnik; he now works for them.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Whenever Shadow helps or saves someone, he will state that it is linked to his personal goals.
** In ''Sonic Adventure 2'', he saves Rouge by using Chaos Control before Prison Island explodes, and then claims that he didn't come to save her, he came for the Chaos Emeralds.
** In ''Shadow the Hedgehog'', after helping Sonic eliminate a number of Black Arms soldiers in Westopolis, he tells him that he didn't come to save him, although Sonic expected him to say that.
* JapanesePronouns: "Boku".
* {{Jerkass}}: Is more than willing to fight the other heroes should they get in his way and pretty apathetic to things that don't relate to his goals.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's always at the frontlines whenever a new threat arises and is capable of working with the heroes too when they're on the same page. He cares very much for his two teammates, and his late surrogate sister Maria. Shadow cares very much for the well being of others, even his blue arch rival, even if he doesn't always express it.
* TheJuggernaut: Simply put, once Shadow gets started on something, he is nigh unstoppable. Barriers, walls, enitre armies are nothing but doorstops to him. ''Nothing'' is going to stop him, much less slow him down. Best seen in the ending to his story in ''06'', where after being swarmed with Mephiles clones, he removes his PowerLimiter rings, grabs his teammates, and runs through them all.
* KiAttacks: His ability to manipulate Chaos energy allows him to do these.
* KnightInSourArmor: He eventually becomes this after the events of ''Shadow the Hedgehog''. Pretty much his only reason for fighting for the world is because Maria told him to before she died. This was best demonstrated in ''Sonic 2006'' when Mephiles tries to bring Shadow over to his side by telling him that the word will turn on him one day, Shadow simply responds by saying [[ShutUpHannibal he'll fight like he used to.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Was never a villain (even at his debut) but he is most certainly this for the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' franchise. Almost anything concerning Shadow is grimly serious and a harsh turn away from the jovial attitude the main protagonist embodies.
* TheLancer: Even though he's the most recognizable of Team Dark, he functions as this to Rouge, at least in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''.
* LargeHam: Mostly in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' and ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''. He engages in some HamToHamCombat with Mephiles in the latter.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His original one is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKS4duPqNyo Throw It All Away]]'' from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. Lately, however, it's been ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mYugbpYaco All Hail Shadow]]'' used as the hero ending theme in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', as his main theme in ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 '06]]'', and as his ThemeMusicPowerUp in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* LightningBruiser: When he's not balanced, he's usually this. He's fast enough to keep up with Sonic thanks to his Hover Shoes. And his sheer natural power and skill alone is enough to make the option of fighting him virtually suicide.
* MovesetClone: Plays identically to Sonic in ''Adventure 2'' and ''Heroes''.
* MulticoloredHair: He has black fur with red stripes.
* MysteriousPast: Was first presented as being a doppelganger of Sonic with a mysterious past involving the loss of a loved one. Ironically, this is averted at the end of his own StoryArc; more about his past has been revealed than any other character in the series, including Sonic himself!
* TheNapoleon: He's the shortest member of Team Dark.
* NinetiesAntiHero: He's always sort of leaned on it (his name and color scheme being pretty harsh and a vengeful personality) but he dives in full-on for his own game (guns, swearing, and motorcycle riding galore).
* NominalHero: Became one after suffering amnesia. Played a lot straighter in ''Shadow The Hedgehog'' where even after the PC clears the hero missions, Shadow is [[NotInThisForYourRevolution mainly focused on regaining his memories.]]
* NotSoDifferent: This is arguably the basis behind his rivalry with Sonic. Though their attitudes are as different as night and day, both are fast, egotistical hedgehogs with a strong sense of justice.
* NotSoSimilar: Him and Knuckles are often compared to each other due to their supposed similarities, namely both being major foils to Sonic who started off as his enemy before eventually becoming his ally. However, Knuckles maintains a rather {{Friendly Rival|ry}} relationship with Sonic while Shadow plays the distant, dissenting rival. Their temperaments are pretty at odds too despite both being serious minded individuals; Knuckles is rather HotBlooded and easily angered, Shadow is far more composed.
* OneManArmy: Has decimated entire armies single handily.
* OutOfFocus: In his heyday, he had more plot and character focus than Sonic himself. Nowadays, he makes mainly cameo and boss appearances.
* PerpetualFrowner: You'll only see him either frowning, indifferent, or smirking. That is, until ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games]]'', where you can catch him smiling if he does well at an event. Also subverted in ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed]]'', where he'll occasionally fist pump in excitement with a decidedly OutOfCharacter look on his face before starting a race.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: He's a walking mini nuke with the power (depending on the number of Chaos Emeralds he has) to devastate cities and most fortresses.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: He's the same size as Sonic and can take out towering monsters and giant robots with nothing but the shoes on his feet.
* PoorCommunicationKills: A lot of Shadow's conflict with everyone else comes from his inability to just talk with them and accept their help instead of acting like a lone wolf.
** In ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', he apparently never thinks to ask any of his friends about his past, even though every single one of them both know him well as well as found out about his past in ''Adventure 2''.
** In ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''. When the gang attempts to track down Eggman using a device, they end up finding Shadow in Mystic Ruins. But rather than tell them why he was there (Finding Omega) he instead picks a fight with Sonic when he feels they're accusing him of something. And when they meet him again, he tries to run away from them and has to be beaten by Sonic again to get him to talk with them.
* PowerLimiter: His Inhibitor Rings on his wrists and ankles. The rest of this article's description of his power is what he's like with them ''on''. When he takes them off, the increase is substantial enough to allow him to [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp]] bosses like they were the weakest of mooks. On the other hand, he cannot control such strength and causes massive unintentional destruction with it, so he is highly reluctant to take them off.
* PragmaticHero: What sets him apart from the rest of the cast, Shadow will ShootTheDog as many times as he needs to if it means saving the world.
* {{Pride}}: Shadow ''knows'' he's the Ultimate Life Form and is proud of it.
* QuestForIdentity: His entire StoryArc from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' to ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''.
* TheQuietOne: Particularly in ''Heroes''.
* Really700YearsOld: Despite appearing to be the same age as Sonic, he's over fifty years old.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Though the "evil" part depends on the game.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Both in his default state, and when he's in super form.
* ReformedButNotTamed: Even if he's fighting along the side of good since ''Sonic Adventure 2'' and aside from having amnesia after his HeroicSacrifice, Shadow still remains stoic, deadly serious, and quite cold towards everyone around him and maintains his rivalry with Sonic.
* ReverseGrip: As Lancelot in ''Sonic And the Black Knight.''
* TheRival: Even after his HeelFaceTurn, and despite their mutual respect, him and Sonic still have some scores to settle. They always end up on opposing sides for one reason or another. Both of them being super-fast hedgehogs with large egos might have something to do with it.
* RivalsTeamUp: With Sonic.
* RivalTurnedEvil: He becomes this in his own game if the player completes the last dark missions.
* RollerbladeGood: He moves using rocket skates.
* {{Sealed Evil|InACan}} -> [[SealedGoodInACan Anti-Hero in a Can]]:
** He was held in suspended animation in Prison Island after GUN raided the ARK. True to form, Eggman releases him.
** Happens again after ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', but in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'', Rouge releases him.
* ShockAndAwe. His Chaos Blast, in which he either makes an [[SphereOfDestruction explosion of Chaos Energy]] from his body [[labelnote:*]]As seen in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', and ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries SonicAndTheBlackKnight]]''[[/labelnote]], or shoots out a concentrated version through his hands [[labelnote:*]]as seen in ''Sonic Battle'' and ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''[[/labelnote]].
* ShutUpHannibal: He pulled this on both [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog Black Doom]] and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Mephiles]], when they tried to get him to join their respective causes.
* SignatureMove: Chaos Control. It's not exclusive to him, but he's the most proficient user, and even has several other Chaos attacks exclusive to him. Its uses include: TeleportersAndTransporters, TimeMaster (although actual time travel requires two users), and FlashStep.
* SirSwearsALot: Only in [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog his own game]] and even then, it's considerably mild in comparison to most examples.
* ASinisterClue: His left-handedness can be seen as an indicator of his AntiHero nature.
* SmarterThanYouLook: This is only really noticeable in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and it shows how dangerous Shadow can be. He was the only person in the entire game who was aware of what was really going on and sought to put a stop to it. He even convinced Silver that he was being deceived by Mephilies. Unfortunately, Shadow's plan was only 99% effective as one fragment that escaped caused the Last Story. He does give an awesome Shut Up, Hannibal! speech in the end of his story.
* SmugSmiler: He does a bit of smug smirking in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'', though this is aimed towards [[TheRival Sonic]].
* SmugSuper: Fittingly, he rivals Sonic in terms of sheer arrogance.
* TheSouthpaw: He holds his guns in his left hand in ''Shadow''.
* SpotlightStealingSquad: From his debut to ''2006'', he had more plot focus on him than the main character himself.
* TheStoic: He very rarely emotes, but he is capable of feeling which leads too...
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Eventually develops into this over the course of his character arc, forming a strong bond with his teammates.
* SuperMode: Super Shadow.
* SuperpowerLottery: Considering he was made to be the perfect weapon, this is hardly surprising.
* SuperSpeed: Enough to rival Sonic's. Although unlike Sonic, he relies on his Hover Shoes to propel himself at fast speeds.
* SuperStrength: In his [[VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog self-titled game]] he can overturn buses and giant slabs of concrete that fell off highways with one hand, as well as punch through solid steel and concrete.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Not tall, but he's not bad to look at. This is extra prominent in [[SelfFanService fanart.]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[IWasJustPassingThrough He seemingly pulls this]] off by intervening in a fight between [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic and Silver]] saving Sonic from a potentially fatal blow, offhandedly making sure he's okay, then fighting Silver in his place. That time, he had a very good reason besides this trope to save Sonic, as he deduced that Mephiles is intending to eliminate the past. Later on in the same game, he expresses silent remorse at [[spoiler:Sonic's death]], but once he finds out that the Chaos Emeralds can undo this, immediately takes on the toughest challenges in order to retrieve the gems.
* TroubledButCute
* TsurimeEyes
* TheUnfettered: The key difference between him and Sonic. The latter wears his heart on his sleeve and always acts on how he feels, Shadow on the other-hand will not let his personal feelings get in the way of getting the job done.
* UltimateLifeForm: TropeNamer. He is ageless and has a perfect immune system. If he's never killed by outside forces, he will live forever.
* UniversalDriversLicence: He can pilot hang gliders, humvees, motorcycles, and alien hovercraft. He doesn't even own any of this himself, he just finds them lying around!
* VitriolicBestBuds: He's this to Rouge due to being annoyed with her playful teasing and snarking. He also displays this with Sonic as evident in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' where he is irritated of the blue hedgehog's friendly attitude and adventurous nature.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: He doesn't fully play with this trope, but if he feels that you're hindering him from reaching his objectives, he will assume that you're against him and will stop at nothing to attack you. He quite states this in his game after clearing a mission.
-->'''Shadow''': Anyone who's against me is my enemy.
** In said game, after clearing the dark mission on Final Haunt, he invokes this after Sonic calls him out for siding with the Black Arms by replying to him that he's siding with whoever is against him.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Sonic this. In ''Sonic Adventure 2'', he seemed pretty upset when it looked like [[spoiler:Sonic died in Eggman's trap]] and was impressed when not only [[spoiler:he survived]], but managed to use Chaos Control with a ''fake'' Chaos Emerald. It was at this point Shadow acknowledged Sonic as his equal and how dangerous he is.
* WouldHurtAChild[=/=]WouldHitAGirl: Simply put, there's no one he won't beat up. Gender or age is no detterent. If you're the target or a hindrance to his goals, then you're just as elligible for a beatdown as the villains.

[[folder:Rouge the Bat]]

-->''"I despise anyone who takes jewels from me... all the world's gems are mine to keep!"''

->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''

!!!!!!Voiced by Rumi Ochiai (Japanese), Creator/LaniMinella (English, 2001-2004), Caren Manuel (English, ''SonicX'', 2005-2010), KarenStrassman (English, 2010-present)

A treasure-hunting bat in search of gemstones, including the Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald. She also works as a freelance government agent--paid in jewels, of course.

* AffirmativeActionGirl: The first additional female character added to the series after Amy and debuted as TheRival to Knuckles in VideoGame/SonicAdventure2.
* AlmostKiss: Shares one with Knuckles after he saves her from falling into the lava pit in ''Sonic Adventure 2''. Also shares one with Shadow in ''Sonic Battle'' after letting him [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar spend the night in her house]] so he could recover from a fight.
* {{Anti Hero}}ine: Of the NominalHero variety. She's a government spy, but expects to be paid with jewels.
* [[HeroesWantRedheads Anti-Heroines Want Redheads]]: [[WordOfGod Her (apparent) crush on Knuckles]] proves this.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[WordOfGod Shadow]], apparently.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: [[spoiler:In the ''SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsCollide'' comic, she's seen trying to pry the jewels off Jewel Man's head. Keep in mind this is during what is, for all intents and purposes, a war between Sonic's friends and the Robot Masters]].
* BadassNormal: Shadow is the ultimate lifeform, and Omega is a walking arsenal of weapons. Aside from her flight, which is natural for a bat, Rouge doesn't have any powers.
* BareYourMidriff: Her outfit in ''Sonic Riders'' as well as her alternate outfit in SonicAdventure2.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: This is the main reason that she gives Knuckles the remaining Master Emerald pieces after he saves her life in Sonic Adventure 2.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Knuckles. Oh sweet Newton's apple, ''Knuckles''. She never misses a chance to flirt with him or being a real tease, though the sexual tension has dropped down a few pegs in later games.
* BerserkButton: Don't get in the way of her and jewelry if you know what's good for you.
* BoobsOfSteel: Has the largest breasts out of the ''Sonic'' girls due to her age and image. She literally kicks people asses with kickboxing, making her one of the stronger female characters.
* BuxomIsBetter: She seems to certainly thinks so.
* CastingAShadow: Her "Black Wave" LimitBreak from ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' as a boss and 2P Battle Mode character.
* TheChick: She's a lot less serious on missions than her teammates.
* {{Classy|CatBurglar}} ''[[JustForPun Bat]]'' [[ClassyCatBurglar Burglar]]: [[labelnote:Ahem...]][[InsistentTerminology treasure hunter.]][[/labelnote]]
* CombatStilettos: Equipped with ''metal soles''.
* CoolCar: Has one in ''SonicAdventure2'' and it's shaped just like [[{{Batman}} the Batmobile]].
* CuteLittleFangs: You don't see them that often, but they're there.
* DarkActionGirl: What her debut was, afterward she's more or less a good guy and more of a standard ActionGirl.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Despite using attacks of darkness like "Black Wave", she's definitely not evil.
* [[DatingCatwoman Dating Batwoman]]: Her relationship with Knuckles and Shadow (due to the latter's "dark knight" personality - pun not intended) can be described as this. Although subverted on Knuckles' part, since he's not cool with her trying to steal his Master Emerald .
* DeadpanSnarker: She never holds back her sass, that's for sure.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She became a much more caring person after striking up a friendship with Shadow, she's even shown to be concerned about his well being on occasion.
* DudeMagnet: While not shown too much, she is shown to be so sexy in a mini-game of ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' that even the robots fall for her.
* [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even Jerks Have Standards]]: A strange case in ''Sonic Rivals 2'' where she called out Silver for rudely telling Knuckles to shut up (note that Silver had [[TookALevelInJerkass Taken A Level In Jerkass]] in said game).
* FemmeFatale: The closest you're going to get in a family-friendly series such as this.
* {{Flight}} or NotQuiteFlight: Depending on the game, her wings allow her to either fly or glide like Knuckles.
* {{Foil}}: To Shadow (revealed in ''Sonic Battle'') and Knuckles.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Choleric
* {{Gainaxing}}: Depending on the physics engine of the day. In ''Adventure 2'', for example, they bounce in time with her ''ears''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: She's practically the personification of this trope for the ''Sonic'' series. See the radar page for more details.
* {{Greed}}: She loves gems and wishes that all the world's gems were hers.
* GuileHeroine: She was OutGambitted by Shadow in ''Adventure 2'', but she's still quite clever and crafty.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Even in one game, she was first a villain, and was later revealed to be working for the government.
* Heroine: As time goes on, we see she is willing to do the right things without the rewards, putting her closer to the Hero category.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: She may be a thief and obsessed with jewelry, but she's far from being one of the bad guys. When push comes to shove, she will help others and do the right thing.
* HotGirlsAreBitches: Sometimes.
* HotWitch: She had a hidden costume in the battle mode of Sonic Adventure 2 where she was dressed as a witch.
* HumanoidFemaleAnimal: Aside from her ears, wings, and tail, she has the most human-like body proportions in the series.
* ImageSong: "[[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Fly in the Freedom]]"
* ImprobableAge: She's a high-ranking government agent at the age of ''18 years old''.
* ItsAllAboutMe: She likes to act this way, though [[HiddenHeartOfGold she's smart enough to know it's not actually true]]..
* JapanesePronouns: "Atashi".
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's a selfish, vain seductress who feels all of her gems are hers to keep but she's capable of expressing gratitude when someone helps her and shows genuine concern for her two comrades. She changes more as the series goes on, and slowly begins becoming more heroic.
* JigglePhysics: Especially in [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 SA2]], though other games tend to do this as well.
* KickChick: In contrast to Knuckles' punches.
* TheLeader: Even though Shadow is the [[FaceOfTheBand "face" of the team]], she's really the leader of the three, at least in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The Dark to Amy Rose' Light Feminine.
* LimitedWardrobe: A surprising aversion. Unlike most characters which basically keep the same outfit game after game (baring in game unlockable costumes of course) she regularly had different costumes
* LovableRogue: She's a government agent, but she's still a thief, too. Better yet, the title works even if [[RougeAnglesOfSatin you misspell it]]!
* MakeMeWannaShout: Uses one of these attacks in ''SonicChronicles'', and it's the basis of her "Shot" attack in ''Sonic Battle'', complete with a sound clip of a vaguely bat-like screech that plays whenever she fires it.
* MaleGaze: She tends to pose in... odd ways in Sonic X. She gets a bit of this in the games too, as sometimes it seems as if she poses for no apparent reason other than to [[http://images.wikia.com/sonic/images/4/47/Rouge_2.png highlight]] her [[http://images.wikia.com/sonic/images/2/29/Sonic_Generations_VS_Rouge_1.png cleavage]].
* ManipulativeBitch: Sometimes treads into this territory.
* MovesetClone: Of Knuckles in her first appearance, then of Tails in ''Heroes''.
* MsFanservice: It should be noted she's worn the most outfits out of any of the cast.
* MsViceGirl: Despite being heroic: No matter what side of the line she is on at the time, she wants "all the world's jewels".
* {{Narcissist}}: Her A-Rank quote in ''Sonic Adventure 2'' quite shows how much she is this.
-->"How was that? Perfect, like me?"
* ParentService
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her shirt which is shaped like a pink heart.
* ProudBeauty
* PunnyName: Rouge the Bat --> Baton Rouge. Rouge is also the French word for "red".
* ReverseMole: In ''Adventure 2''.
* TheRival: Her relationship with Knuckles skits between this and FoeYay.
* SatelliteCharacter: Though ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' gave her an interesting storyline and characterization, the majority of her appearances since has only revolved around being Shadow's teammate.
* {{Sexophone}}: Her appearances in ''Sonic X'' (in both English and Japanese) are usually accompanied by this.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Also with a pair of wings, no less.
* ShadowArchetype: To Knuckles. While he cares about his emerald because of his job as its guardian, she believes that it's her job to collect all the jewels in the world for her own personal gain.
* ShesGotLegs
* SkewedPriorities: In any scenario she's in that involves jewelry, the jewels ''always'' come first.
* SlapSlapKiss: Her relationship with Knuckles qualifies for this, especially in ''Sonic Adventure 2''.
* TheSmartGirl: She's easily the most cunning and clever of Team Dark.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Said to be mistaken for [[TheDitz a ditz]] due to her frivolous and flighty nature, but she's ''very'' sharp and cunning.
* SpyCatsuit: Her standard outfit, complete with ImpossiblyLowNeckline. Her ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' outfit has a CleavageWindow instead.
* TheTease: She sarcastically flirts with the following characters - Knuckles, Shadow, Dr. Eggman, Tails, and Sonic (though ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic 2006's]]'' "official" [[AllThereInTheManual Prima Game Guide]] states that she has [[LoveTriangle feelings for Shadow and Knuckles]])
* TeenGenius: She's an expert treasure hunter and government agent despite being only eighteen years old.
* TeenSuperspy: Rouge is a master thief who works for the G.U.N. military force. She's also 18 years old.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Knuckles in ''Sonic Rivals 2''.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Uses Dummy Ring Bombs in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' and Heart Bombs in ''Sonic 06''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Not "evil" per se, but in the Olympics series, she has a tendency to be antagonistic towards Sonic and co. In the first Winter games, Rouge sides with Bowser and Eggman for whitestones. Shadow berates her for this, saying that they had agreed to search for them together. In ''Sochi 2014'', Rouge is one of the three final bosses, teamed up with Dry Bowser and ''Eggman Nega''.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: She has no problem getting her hands dirty when she's treasure hunting, but still wears makeup and prides herself on her appearance.
* {{Tsundere}}: Shows signs of this from time to time.
* {{Ungrateful B|astard}}itch: In ''Sonic Adventure 2'' where she continues to argue with Knuckles after he saved her from falling down to the lava. Then it's subverted when she gives him back the pieces of the Master Emerald that she stole, [[BlatantLies under the premise 'they stink like echidnas do'.]]
* TheVamp: In some of the darker interpretations.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Shadow due to finding his cold and apathetic demeanor a bit annoying. She kind of has this relationship with Knuckles too, for all her teasing she does respect him as an individual.
* VillainProtagonist: Some of the darker alternate media versions are this.
* VocalDissonance: Caren Manuel's Rouge voice makes her sound like she's in her 30's, even though she's only 18 years old.
* WhenSheSmiles: Look carefully in Sonic Adventure 2 after her fight with Knuckles. After he leaves, she makes not one but ''two'' genuinely beautiful smiles that are completely different from her normal devious and seductive expressions.
* [[WhiteHairBlackHeart White Fur, Black Heart]]: She's not evil (not always anyway), but she's selfish and manipulative enough to qualify.
* WingedHumanoid
* WouldntHurtAChild: She never attacks Tails during their battle, and defeats him by kissing him [[DistractedByTheSexy which causes him to fall out of the ring.]]

[[folder:E-123 Omega]]

->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''

!!!!!!Voiced by TaitenKusunoki (Japanese), Creator/JonStJohn (English, 2004), Jeff Kramer (English, 2005), Creator/MaddieBlaustein (English, 2006-2008), Creator/VicMignogna (English, 2010-present)

A robot originally created by Dr. Robotnik, who swore revenge for being shut down. He eventually befriended Shadow and Rouge, and now the three are nearly inseparable.

* AbsenteeActor: Was strangely and inexplicably absent from ''[[VideoGame/SonicRiders Sonic Free Riders]]'' as Team Dark's "Power", instead being replaced with an egg-shaped robot known as E-10000B [[spoiler:who is actually Metal Sonic in disguise]].
* AntiHero: In ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'', seeing how he also expresses regret when it was revealed that he was the one who sealed Shadow away, and it was implied to be against his will.
* ArchEnemy: Considers himself Eggman's, but it's pretty one-sided on his part as Eggman barely acknowledges him as a threat.
* ArmCannon: One that has ''many'' weapons in it.
* AxCrazy
* BerserkButton: Anything relating to Dr. Eggman. Also, in Sonic 2006, Mephiles referencing [[spoiler:his (presumably unwilling) participation in sealing Shadow in the future.]]
* TheBigGuy: He's considered the "Power" of Team Dark.
* BetaTestBaddie
* CardCarryingVillain: He seems to consider himself an evil force, since he taunts Eggman by claiming that Team Dark will "show him what true evil is".
* CrushKillDestroy: Particularly in '''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''. He spouts off the below lines when delivering his basic three-attack combo:
* DoAnythingRobot: He has a weapon built in for ''[[CrazyPrepared any]]'' situation.
* {{Expy}}: In ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'', Bioware patterned Omega after another of their {{Robotic Psychopath}}s, [[KnightsOfTheOldRepublic HK-47]].
* FireBreathingWeapon: ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' gives him flamethrowers.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Melancholic
* GatlingGood: Has concealed machine guns.
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi".
* {{Jerkass}}: He's violent, TriggerHappy, and never adresses any of the characters by name (Other than Shadow and Rouge) but...
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Much like Shadow and Rouge, he's always on the side of good and deeply cares for his teammates, even if he doesn't really show it.
* KillerRobot: On the more subtle end of the spectrum, he's actually somewhat happy with his teammates are sent careening off the edge of a cliff.
--> "Well, that's a load off my back."
* LastOfHisKind: He's the final model of the E-100 line of robots.
* LeeroyJenkins: Portrayed as this in ''SonicChronicles''. His "Shoot first and don't bother with the questions" mindset nearly gets him killed by the Nocturnus Clan.
* MachineMonotone: How he talks.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Has missile launchers.
* MeaningfulName: Omega is also the last letter in the Greek alphabet.
* MightyGlacier: He's very powerful, but a lot slower than most other Sonic characters. That being said, he can at least keep up with his faster teammates. He was designed to keep Shadow contained after all.
* MoreDakka: He's a walking arsenal who's packing more heat than the US Military can dream of.
* MotiveDecay: He seems to have gotten over his grudge against Eggman for abandoning him, although there is a sense that he still loathes him.
* NoisyRobots: Definitely. Especially noticeable in ''Sonic '06''.
* NominalHero: He only ever does anything heroic either because it involves his goal of getting revenge on Eggman for abandoning him for other robots, or because Shadow and Rouge asked him to help them out.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Considering his single-minded desire to destroy Eggman, you know it's a big deal when he formally changes targets in ''Sonic Heroes''.
-->'''Omega:''' New target acquisition! Sights locked on [[spoiler:Metal Sonic]]!
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Compared to Gamma. Omega is only 4 feet and 11 inches tall, whereas Gamma was 7 feet and 1 inch.
* PowerFloats: As with Gamma, he too can hover, though he doesn't seem to use this ability as often.
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* RoboSpeak: "Affirmative." Sonic Heroes played this mildly, with a cold monotone befitting an unfeeling sociopath but fairly smooth speech, '06 plays this [[{{Flanderization}} painfully]] straight, with noticeable pauses between every syllable.
* RobotBuddy: To Shadow and Rouge. Those two are the only people that Omega would consider to be his "friends".
* RoboticPsychopath
* SatelliteCharacter: Became one to Shadow after ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''.
* SkewedPriorities: No matter what situation he faces, Destroying Eggman ''always'' comes first. Especially shown in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' where despite the fact there was an ''alien invasion'' happening, his only priority was Eggman.
* SociopathicHero
* SplashDamage: One of the big reasons to try and unlock Omega in Chronicles. His normal attack is a missile, which not only damages the main target, but does damage to enemies adjacent to the target as well.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Omega has been on both sides of this trope. He replaced E-102 Gamma from VideoGame/SonicAdventure (although Gamma was nowhere near as much of a KillerRobot), and he was replaced by ''Chaos'' Gamma in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'' (released closely to ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'') and E-10000 B in ''Sonic Free Riders''.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Initially with Shadow in ''Sonic Heroes''. They get better in later games.
* TinMan: As a robot, he's mostly emotionless, but he is capable of understanding the emotions of others and reacting accordingly.
* TriggerHappy: Omega's motto is there's no problem that can't be solved with a gun... or six. And maybe throw in a missile launcher and a WaveMotionGun for added measure.
* [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Turned Against His Master]]: In ''Shadow,'' Omega wants to take control of Eggman's army to create his own Robot Empire.
* UngratefulBastard: In ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' he recommends that Tails be killed, thinking he has gone crazy when the latter stops him from killing Eggman, telling him the doctor is on their side now. Keep in mind this is ''after'' Tails repairs him.
* WaveMotionGun: Combines this with EverythingsBetterWithSpinning during the [[LimitBreak Team Blast]] in ''[[VideoGame/SonicHeroes Heroes]]''. He also gets the Beam Cannon POW move in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''.
* YoureInsane: In ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' he thinks Tails has gone mad when he says that Eggman is on their side.

[[folder:E-102 Gamma]]

-->''"Doctor Robotnik... Enemy. Master Registration... Deleted. E-Series... Friends. Must save..."''

-> '''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''
!!!!!!Voiced by Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese, games), Naoki Imamura (Japanese, ''SonicX''), Steve Broadie (English, 1998), Creator/JonStJohn (English, 2004), Creator/AndrewRannells (English, ''SonicX'')

An intelligent creation of Dr. Robotnik's who is convinced by Amy to rebel against his creator thanks to the memories of the bird trapped inside, and who goes on to liberate those trapped in the other E-Series robots.

* AIIsACrapshoot: Inverted; he was intended to be a KillerRobot, but ended up turning good.
* AntiVillain: Started out as a NobleDemon before his HeelFaceTurn.
* ArmCannon
* CameBackWrong: Eggman rebuilt Gamma to be more loyal to him in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle''. He pulls another HeelFaceTurn after Cream reasons with him.
* CaptainObvious: After being told to head to a (for him) unassuming destination, he stumbles upon his older brother being modified in a manner that is implied to be painful. His response upon slowly walking out and shutting the door behind him?
--> "This is the wrong room."
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Though, he never did anything ''truly'' evil while working for Eggman, he still decided to make everything right by destroying/freeing his brothers, before his final death. Of course, this overlaps with HeroicSacrifice.
* DuelToTheDeath: He had one with Sonic, until Amy intervened. The winner of the battle is unclear, however. Later he has one with an upgraded E-101 Beta. [[spoiler:[[MutualKill Neither of them survive.]]]]
* GreenEyes
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Self destructs at the end of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', to free the last trapped bird. Many fans think that Beta Mk. II's final attack simply [[TakingYouWithMe proved fatal]] (with enough of a delay for Gamma to look at the released Flicky meaningfully), but given that he listed himself on the list of remaining E-Series units (read: targets), he probably would have done this even if he had survived the fight.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Gamma:''' Units remaining... ''(gazes at hand)'' ...Gamma...]]
* JapanesePronouns: "Watashi", but before his 'death', he used "Boku".
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:There were [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 a]] [[VideoGame/SonicBattle couple]] of half-hearted attempts to revive Gamma in spinoffs, but these stopped once Omega was introduced.]]
* MachineMonotone: Speaks in a deep, perpetually mellow voice. In both versions of ''SonicX'', he talks in RoboSpeak instead.
-->'''Gamma:''' This presents a problem...
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Ultimately turns out to be one after gaining self awareness.
* MutualKill: [[spoiler:With Beta.]]
* NobleDemon: For most of the early half of his story, due to his limited sentience and over-logical programming, his "evil-doing" is never personal.
* PowerFloats: He can hover above the ground, and also [[{{Flight}} fly]] with the help of a built-in HelicopterPack.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:He is actually a female bird. This is what prevents Amy from being a victim of the SmurfettePrinciple.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: He's the only one of the E-series robots who is neither blindly loyal to Dr. Eggman nor a RoboticPsychopath, thanks to two things: Amy showing kindness to him and his seeing Beta get heavily modified.
* WeHardlyKnewYe

[[folder:Maria Robotnik]]

-->''"Give them a chance, to be happy!"''

->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''

!!!!!!Voiced by Yuri Shiratori (Japanese), Moriah Angeline (English, 2001), Rebecca Honig (English, 2005)

Granddaughter of Gerald Robotnik and cousin of Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, she was a terminally-ill patient on the Space Colony ARK and close friend of Shadow.

* DoesNotLikeShoes: In ''Sonic Adventure 2''.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* IllGirl
* InfantImmortality; Averted. Even though she looked older than she was, she died at the ripe old age of ''twelve''.
* KilledOffForReal: Offscreen in ''Sonic Adventure 2'', but not in ''Shadow the Hedgehog'', where [=GUN=] agents shoot her.
* KillTheCutie
* PosthumousCharacter
* TokenHeroicOrc
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth
* TrueBlueFemininity
* [[UglyGuysHotDaughter Ugly Guy's Hot Granddaughter]]: She doesn't look anything like her grandfather Gerald, her cousin Eggman, or her cousin's descendant, Eggman Nega.
* WhiteSheep
* YoungerThanTheyLook: You wouldn't tell by looking at her, but she was only twelve.

[[folder:Shade the Echidna]]

-->''"Please, I wish for a chance to prove myself, my new friend."''

->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles: The Dark Brotherhood''

Introduced in ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles'' as the commander of a mysterious group of warriors called the Marauders. Turns out the "Marauders" are actually a long-lost echidna clan called the Nocturnus. Shade wants to help the Nocturnus return to their homeworld, but when her boss explains that he intends to ''conquer'' the world, she objects and joins Sonic's side.

* ActionGirl
* {{Anti Villain}}ess: [[spoiler:At first...]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: She stands out as the toughest warrior of the Nocturnus Clan.
* TheAtoner: One half of the reason for her HeelFaceTurn--see below for the other.
* {{Badass}}: Though it happens offscreen, she managed to beat ''Knuckles'' in a straight up fight. Though it helped that he was tired out fighting the other Nocturnus.
* BadassAdorable: When not wearing her helmet.
* CanonForeigner
* CoolHelmet
* DarkActionGirl
* EasilyForgiven: Arguable example; she is made a trusted ally rather quickly, Knuckles even scolds you if you don't follow this trope with the branched dialogue options.
* {{Expy}}: Julie-Su: A member of a lost tribe of Echidnas known as the Dark Legion from the Archie Comics shares a lot of similarities with Shade. And the entire Nocturnus share similarities with the Dark Legion from the same comics. The most obvious example, in the comics the Dark Legion was sealed away in the Twilight Zone, while the Nocturnus were sealed away in the Twilight ''Cage''. Both were alternate dimensions that seem like pretty terrible places to be. WordOfGod says this is intentional.
* GirlOfTheWeek: She is suggested to be this to Knuckles by other characters, given they are the [[OnlyYouCanRepopulateMyRace opposite sex]] and the [[LastOfHisKind last of their kind]](ish).
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: She takes her helmet off earlier on in the game for TheReveal, but when she swaps sides she ditches it for good
* KnightTemplar: She sincerely wants to help her people escape the Twilight Cage and to that end she follows Ix's orders completely, even if it means hurting others. Subverted however when he reveals his true intentions for Earth.
* LaserBlade: Her Leech Blades.
* NotWhatISignedOnFor: She wished to return her clan to the outside world. When Ix let slip his plans to ''conquer'' said world, she turned against him.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Found out in a conversation branch in the start of Chapter 6 that she's really 4000 years old. Due to the YearInsideHourOutside physics of the Twilight Cage, however, she is likely not much older than the others physically.
* TheStoic: Somewhat; she's friendly enough with her comrades, but not exactly emotive.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Her Warp Belt, which allows her to temporary leave the Twilight Cage and teleport from place to place.
* ThereIsAnother
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: During her Echinda Rush move with Knuckles.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Ix. [[BrokenPedestal Until he reveals his true intentions for Earth.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She merely wants her people to return to Earth, though she abides by Ix's rather ruthless measures for doing so, going through with his invasion plans and brutal attempted execution of Sonic and Knuckles directly before he reveals his not-so well intentioned after-plans.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: If one subscribes to the hypothetical placement of the game as right before the "untold adventure" briefly shown directly at the beginning of ''Unleashed'', her absence in the series is virtually the only loose end.
* WomanInBlack


->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''

A water being that acts as guardian of the Chao. Went on a rampage when the Chao were attacked and was sealed inside the Master Emerald. Robotnik eventually set him free, but Sonic was able to purify him. Was the BiggerBad of ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and makes occasional other cameos.

* AllThereInTheManual: [[WordOfGod Sonic Channel]] says he's a Chao mutated by Chaos Energy. Most likely a neutral Chaos Chao, as they resemble a RidiculouslyCuteCritter version of his base form.
* ArtEvolution: Perfect Chaos gets a radical [[http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111109080406/sonic/images/9/9b/Perfect-chaos.jpg redesign]] in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations''.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: All of its forms share one singular weakness: Its exposed brain, the only part of his body tangible enough to attack.
* [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack of the Fifty Foot Water Monster]]: Perfect Chaos is huge.
* BerserkButton: Don't threaten the Chao. '''Ever'''. Just don't. You've been warned.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Chaos 6
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Chaos never speaks and is perfectly content to be left alone... until you harm the Chao. At which point the only thing you can do is get your affairs in order.
* BlobMonster: Made of water.
* BreathWeapon: Perfect Chaos can fire beams of energy from its mouth.
* ChaosIsEvil: Presented as this at first in ''Adventure'', but stops being hostile after his final defeat.
* CombatTentacles: Chaos 6 and Perfect Chaos.
* DemotedToExtra: He has no real role in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'''s plot; his appearance is just for the sake of having Emerl copy skills from him.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Echidnas killing his fellow Chao, as well as trying to steal the Chaos Emeralds, made him so enraged that he not only outright killed the Echidnas (offscreen), he also tried to ''destroy the entire planet.''
* DoingInTheWizard: The games seem to portray him as an actual deity that the Echidnas worshipped, even though Sonic Channel confirmed he is just a mutated Chao.
* TheDragon: To Eggman in Sonic Adventure. Elevates to DragonInChief after Eggman loses his grip on Chaos' reins and Perfect Chaos is realized.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: He was in league with Eggman the whole time just to get a hold of the Chaos Emeralds and when Eggman fails too many times, he decides to go it alone.
* EldritchAbomination: His true form. It looks almost exactly like [[Film/GodzillaVsBiollante Biollante]] but fewer tentacles, and being made of water instead of plant-materia.
** Chaos is supposedly a Chao that was mutated eons ago. If that is the case, it has always been an EldritchAbomination.
* FlatCharacter: Barring his vengeance-driven motives, Chaos is surprisingly nondescript in personality for what was a major character in ''Adventure'', not helped by his [[TheStoic lack of expressiveness]] and [[TheSpeechless voicelessness.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: At first he was just a mutated Chao living in peace with Tikal and the other Chao... Then the echinda clan tried to take the Chaos Emeralds for themselves, killing many Chao in the process. That resulted in Chaos ''earning'' his title.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: In ''SonicX'' his eyes glow green.
* GoodIsNotSoft: He's pretty peaceful and friendly towards Tikal and the Chao. But if anyone harms them, he won't hesitate to kill.
* GreenEyes
* HellishPupils: Perfect Chaos has reptilian eyes that would make [[SoulEater Medusa]] cringe.
* ImmuneToBullets; Justified as his body is made out of water, so bullets will just go right through him.
* {{Kaiju}}: As Perfect Chaos, even as a ShoutOut to famous Kaiju Biollante.
* KillItWithIce: Chaos 6 must be frozen before being attacked.
* KnightOfCerebus: He was the first significant Sonic antagonist to have ''no'' humorous quirks or traits whatsoever, and the threat he brought is far greater and darker than anything previously seen in a Sonic game.
* MadGod: In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''. Of course, the "mad" in this case refers more to unquelled rage than actual insanity.
* MakingASplash
* MightyGlacier: Especially in ''VideoGame/SonicBattle''. Next to Emerl, he's the strongest character in the game. But he moves like a dinosaur.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Perfect Chaos has a lot of teeth.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Especially Perfect Chaos.
* OneWingedAngel: Has ''seven'' of these, each one stronger than the last, the transformations for which occur every time he absorbs a Chaos Emerald.
* PapaWolf: To the Chao, especially in his ''ComicBook/SonicX'' incarnation.
* PhysicalGod: Known as the God of Destruction.
* SealedEvilInACan: He was sealed in the Master Emerald by Tikal for thousands of years due to him going berserk, only to be freed by Dr. Eggman when he shatters the Master Emerald. It should be noted however that he isn't actually evil--just angry and vengeful.
* ShapeShifter: By virtue of his water-based form.
* ShoutOut: Perfect Chaos to Biollante, as noted above, his redesign in ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' further adds to this.
* SomeKindOfForceField: Chaos 2 can project a barrier during its boss fight. Sonic X gave Perfect Chaos this ablility.
* TheSpeechless: Though he never talks, he is able to communicate with Tikal through ripples in the water.
* TheStarscream
* TheUnfought: Chaos 1.
* TheUnseen: Chaos 3 and 5, due to him absorbing two emeralds at once.
* UnstoppableRage: Extra emphasis on rage. Harming the Chao will cause his wrath to become genocidal.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: His turn into an antagonist was triggered by a power-hungry tribe of Echidnas trying to steal the Chaos Emeralds, and killing several Chao via trampling in the process. While his desire was to avenge the Chao, his anger quickly went out of control to where he wanted the entire world to feel his anger and sadness.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He was a Chao that was corrupted by chaos energy trying to protect the other Chao.

[[folder:Babylon Rogues]]

-->'''''Jet''''': ''"No way I'm gonna lose!"''\\
'''''Wave''''': ''"Unless I take charge, nothing ever gets done here!"''\\
'''''Storm''''': ''"I'll make sure to pay you back for this!"''

->'''Debut''': ''SonicRiders''

[--'''Jet: Voiced by Creator/DaisukeKishio (Japanese), Creator/JasonGriffith (English, 2005-2010), Michael Yurchak (English, 2010-present)'''--]\\
[--'''Wave: Voiced by Creator/ChieNakamura (Japanese), Creator/BellaHudson (English, 2005-2010), Creator/KateHiggins (English, 2010-present)'''--]\\
[--'''Storm: Voiced by Creator/KenjiNomura (Japanese), Creator/DanGreen (English, 2005-2010), TravisWillingham (English, 2010-present)'''--]

A group of extreme gear riding birds from the ''Sonic Riders'' series of games. Each member functions as TheRival to a member of "Team Sonic". The Bablylon rogues are descended by the ancient Babylonian civilization. Consists of [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_jet_7297.gif Jet the Hawk]], who is obsessed with being the best at extreme gear riding; [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fig_wave_3737.gif Wave the Swallow]], a WrenchWench that maintains their extreme gears; and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/chara_storm_8491.gif Storm the Albatross]], who acts as the DumbMuscle.

* AbsenteeActor: Jet's the only one who appeared outside the rivals series.
* AntiHeroTeam
* [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Arrogant Extreme Gear Guy]]: Jet.
* BareYourMidriff: Wave.
* BigThinShortTrio: Storm is the big, Wave is the thin, and Jet is the short.
* BirdPeople: All three are humanoid birds.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: Sorta. For a while, it was believed that Storm had black sclera due to [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090614012228/sonic/images/1/1a/Storm_The_Albatross_1.png his artwork]] [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090614012529/sonic/images/7/7d/Storm_the_Albatross_3.png from the first game]] clearly depicting him with such. Turns out, the "sclera" are markings around his normal blue eyes.
* BlowYouAway: Jet can use his PaperFanOfDoom to stir up wind currents to disorient other riders.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter: Granted, Storm's tough guy image fades rather quickly under the right circumstances. He acts flustered around girls and is shown to feel bad whenever he hurts someone he wasn't aiming for.
* TheBrute: Storm.
* [[TheBully The Bullies]]: All of them count to a certain degree, but Wave especially counts considering how she initially treats Tails.
* CastHerd: Like the Chaotix, they are rarely seen apart.
* TheDarkChick: Wave.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Jet hates being pitied.
* DumbMuscle: Storm, again.
* DualWielding: Jet's [[PaperFanOfDoom Paper Fans Of Doom]] when fully powered up.
* EnfantTerrible: Jet is only 14 years old, making him a year younger than Sonic, and the youngest member of his team.
* FatBastard: Storm.
* {{Feathered Fiend}}s
* FreudianTrio
** Id: Storm.
** Superego: Wave.
** Ego: (with Id traits) Jet.
* GadgeteerGenius: Wave.
* GravityMaster: Jet's gravity control in ''Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity'' thanks to the Ark of the Cosmos.
* {{Greed}}: All of them, but Jet tends to stand out. He even snaps at Wave for interrupting a daydream he was having about money.
* HairTriggerTemper: Jet.
** Wave shares both her Japanese and current English voice actresses with [[{{Naruto}} Sakura]].
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Implied with Wave in "Sonic Riders." In the story mode for the Babylon Rogues, while she insults Tails' hover board, she actually thinks (in her mind) that it wasn't so bad (also, in her bio, it states that she usually doesn't like admitting that someone has talent).
* InformedAbility: Whether or not the Rogues can fly without their extreme Gear is... unclear.
* InsufferableGenius: Wave.
* ItsAllAboutMe: All of them, but especially Jet.
* JapanesePronouns "Ore" and "Oresama" for Jet, "Atashi" for Wave and "Ora" for Storm.
* {{Jerkass}}es: Jet and Wave are not pleasant at all. In fact, they're the only ones of the current Anthro-cast to not have any redeeming qualities. Storm is slightly more sympathetic however, if only he's more of a blind follower.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: But as the final act of ''Zero Gravity'' shows, all of them are capable of doing the right thing when properly motivated.
* TheLeader: Jet is Type III.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: According to her profile on Sonic Channel, Wave views Jet as an "unreliable younger brother", but respects his role as leader.
* MakeMeWannaShout: Wave's yelling attack in the first Sonic Riders.
* MightyGlacier: Storm.
* MotorMouth: Wave
* MovesetClone: Each Rogue has the exact same stats as their Sonic trio counterpart.
* [[MrFixit Ms Fixit]]: Wave does all of the maintenance of the Extreme Gear.
* [[MulticoloredHair Multicolored Feathers]]
* TheNapoleon: Jet.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: As of Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, they found out they were humanoid bird genies ''from space''.
* NoblewomansLaugh: Take a good look at Wave's victory animation when you finish a race on a standard board in ''Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity''.
* {{Nominal Hero}}es: For a given value of "hero". In fact, they're only on this page because they are not outright evil and have had beef with Eggman as well.
* OnlySaneWoman: Wave is this in the group, since she's the one who constantly reminds Jet and Storm of their responsibilities.
* PaperFanOfDoom: Jet uses these to attack other riders.
* PowerCrutch: Jet can only be considered Sonic's rival because of Extreme Gear. Without it, he's probably nowhere near as fast.
* ThePsychoRangers: They are counterparts to the [[Characters/SonicTheHedgehogMainTrio Main Trio]]; they have even more parallels to them than Team Dark.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad
* TheRival: Jet to Sonic, Wave to Tails, and Storm to Knuckles. Jet definitely takes it the farthest, though.
* RivalsTeamUp: With Sonic.
* RougeAnglesOfSatin: A common victim.
* {{The Smart G|uy}}irl: Wave.
* SatelliteCharacter: Wave and Storm to Jet
* ShrinkingViolet: Storm gets very nervous around most girls.
* SmallNameBigEgo: All of them, especially Jet and Wave.
* SmugSnake: Jet (and to some extent the other Rogues) in their more antagonistic bouts, are very overconfident jerks, despite their occasionally blundering nature.
* SpeechImpediment: Storm s-stutters when he's f-f-flustered.
* SuperStrength: Storm in spades, capable of punching out cars and trains along the track, and stunning other riders with a clap of his hands.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Wave has this perception sometimes. It doesn't help that in her official bio, she strongly hates stupid or thick-headed people, which explains her inhospitable attitude towards Storm.
* TeamDad: Wave, much to Jet's chagrin.
* TeenGenius: Wave.
* TerribleTrio: [[spoiler:At first.]]
* ThreeAmigos
* [[FiveBadBand Three Bad Band]]: An interesting take on this, at least on Wave's part considering she qualifies for three of the five positions.
** BigBad: Jet
** TheDragon[=/=]TheEvilGenius[=/=]TheDarkChick: Wave
** TheBrute: Storm
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Wave can toss sticks of dynamite at other riders.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl
* VerbalTic: Storm's "-waina" in the Japanese version.
* VocalEvolution: Jason Griffith's Jet in ''Zero Gravity'' is a lot deeper than in the first game.
* WingsDoNothing: Despite being birds, they don't even ''have'' wings.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Wave and Storm argue quite a lot. Jet acts seemingly like this towards the former two.
* WrenchWench: Wave (she even uses [[ImprobableWeaponUser a giant wrench]] to attack).


--> ''"You could never understand my sorrow at seeing the ruinous future of this kingdom."''

--> '''Debut''': ''[[SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]''

!!!!!!Voiced by Mamiko Noto (Japanese), Melissa Hutchison (English)

A young sorceress from the world of ancient Camelot. She summons Sonic to her world to help stop King Arthur from terrorizing her kingdom.

* {{Anti Villain}}ess: Pretty much the main thing that seperates her from the other Sonic villains is that she is driven by purely altruistic motives. Merlina wants to make her world never end, by making it never change, so it won't end in warfare.
* BatmanGambit: Her plan was to trick Sonic into defeating King Arthur so she could take the scabbard of Excalibur and use its immortality granting powers to make the kingdom everlasting.
* BigBad: Of ''Sonic and the Black Knight''.
* BigBadFriend: Merlina seems to be Sonic's ally early on, [[spoiler:but is using him for her own means.]]
* CastingAShadow: [[spoiler:As the Dark Queen.]]
* TheChessmaster: Masterminded the plot of ''Sonic and the Black Knight''.
* CompleteImmortality: [[spoiler:She uses the Scabbard of Excalibur to grant this to her kingdom.]]
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:This is the ''nicest'' way you can describe her first fight with Sonic. No matter how hard he tries, he can't land a hit on her thanks to her barrier. Then she snaps Caliburn in half and basically beats the everloving snot out of him. If Sonic had not gotten his HeroicSecondWind, she would've killed him.]]
* DarkActionGirl: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]: she's an antagonist and the FinalBoss, but is an {{Anti Villain}}ess.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Sonic manages to make her do a HeelFaceTurn by telling her to live each day to the fullest and cherish the time she and her kingdom have left.
* DualWielding: [[spoiler:Uses twin swords and twin [[MagicStaff Magic Staffs]] as the Dark Queen.]]
* EnergyBall: [[spoiler:Ultilizes these in her fight with Sonic.]]
* EvilAlbino: [[spoiler:Her skin turns pale as the Dark Queen.]]
* EvilBrit: Define evil.
* EvilRedhead: [[spoiler:Again, she's not evil.]]
* EvilSorceror
* ExpositionFairy: For the beginning of the game, until Caliburn takes over.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler:Has a red eye on her chest as the Dark Queen.]]
* FemalesAreMoreInnocent: [[spoiler:One of two female villains in a Sonic game that is the BigBad of her game, and is an {{Anti Villain}}ess WellIntentionedExtremist. Compare her to the other male villains on this page.]]
* FinalBoss
* FinalBossNewDimension: [[spoiler:The fight with her takes place in a black void, much like the battle with Alf-Layla-Wa-Layla in ''Sonic and the Secret Rings''.]]
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:Can do this with her shadow as the Dark Queen.]]
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: [[spoiler:As the Dark Queen.]]
* ImageSong[=/=][[spoiler:VillainSong]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua2XQlUTtTM With Me]]
* LivingShadow: [[spoiler:Has one that can manifest in the shape of King Arthur which she can control at will. She can also fuse with it to go OneWingedAngel.]]
* MagicStaff
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: [[spoiler:Her shadow can grow multiple arms to attack enemies.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:See FusionDance.]]
* SomeKindOfForceField: [[spoiler:Uses one to defend against Sonic during her boss fight and in the fight before that.]]
* TheStoic: Always maintains a calm demeanor. Justified in that, in her view, [[spoiler:she's doing what needs to be done to save her kingdom.]] Her emotional investment in this isn't much.
* StrawNihilist: "Why do flowers bloom knowing they are destined to wither?"
* SupernaturalGoldEyes: [[spoiler:As the Dark Queen.]]
* TurnsRed: [[spoiler:More like turns black. As her health dwindles, her color scheme turns from blue to black.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: The fact that she's [[spoiler:the BigBad.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Merlina wants to save her world... by stopping it from ever changing.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[spoiler:Her hair turns purple when she becomes the Dark Queen.]]

[[folder:G.U.N. (Guardian Units Of Nations)]]

-->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''

A worldwide military organization whose main duty is to protect the world.

* ConspiracyRedemption: They become less hostile towards the heroes after ''Shadow the Hedgehog''.
* FunWithAcronyms: ''Gun'' is Japanese for "army".
* HeroAntagonist: They served as one to Sonic after mistaking him for stealing a Chaos Emerald. Even in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', their forces will attack Shadow no matter what side he chooses (though this is more because their commander has a personal vendetta against him).
* KnightTemplar: G.U.N. will do almost anything to preserve world order. They get better about this eventually.


->''"I will avenge those whose blood has spilled!"''

-->'''Debut''': ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''

The military leader and G.U.N.'s highest ranking commander and also one of the most respected. Formerly had a 50-year grudge against Shadow, blaming him for the deaths of his family and Maria, whom he befriended as a child. After learning the truth, he had a change of heart about Shadow.

* FreudianExcuse: Revealing his relationship with Maria.
* HeroAntagonist: To Shadow at first.
* HeelRealization: He realizes how much of a KnightTemplar he was and that Shadow wasn't nearly as responsible for the ARK disaster as he thought.
* {{Jerkass}}: At first.
* MismatchedEyes: He has heterochromia, with one green eye and one brown eye.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: This was his reaction to what he nearly did when Shadow, after hearing about his apparent involvement in the destruction of the ARK and Maria from the Commander, says "if what you say is true, then I will face the consequences", making it very clear that he really cannot remember.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In ''Sonic Chronicles''.
* NoNameGiven: He's known only as the "G.U.N. Commander". The comics, however, give him the name Abraham Tower.
* SergeantRock: He is described of having a "heart of stone" and is quite the {{Determinator}}.
* YouKilledMyFather: Blames Shadow for the deaths of those aboard the ARK, despite the fact that Shadow doesn't remember this.