- Sonic in Sonic Colors. After a few years of being portrayed in the games as something of a goody-goody, teamwork-obsessed Invincible Hero, he's back to being a slightly more nuanced version of the snarky Mascot with Attitude that he was supposed to be from the start.
- As of Sonic Free Riders, Shadow's haughty attitude has made a comeback. Lampshaded by Knuckles.
Knuckles: Nice to see your ego's as big as ever, Shadow.